1 Chronicles 12:8
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were mighty men of valor, trained for battle, experts with the shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and who were as swift as gazelles on the mountains:

Young's Literal Translation
And of the Gadite there have been separated unto David, to the fortress, to the wilderness, mighty of valour, men of the host for battle, setting in array target and buckler, and their faces the face of the lion, and as roes on the mountains for speed:

King James Bible
And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, [and] men of war [fit] for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces [were like] the faces of lions, and [were] as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

וּמִן־ (ū·min-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew

הַגָּדִ֡י (hag·gā·ḏî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1425: Gadites -- descendants of Gad

נִבְדְּל֣וּ (niḇ·də·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 914: To be divided, separate

to David
דָּוִיד֩ (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

at his stronghold
לַמְצַ֨ד (lam·ṣaḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4679: Fastness, a stronghold

in the desert.
מִדְבָּ֜רָה (miḏ·bā·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

They were mighty warriors,
גִּבֹּרֵ֣י (gib·bō·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

trained for battle,
לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

עֹרְכֵ֥י (‘ō·rə·ḵê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

with shield
צִנָּ֖ה (ṣin·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6793: A hook, a, shield, cold

and spear,
וָרֹ֑מַח (wā·rō·maḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7420: A lance, the iron point

whose faces [were like]
פְּנֵיהֶ֔ם (pə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

the faces
וּפְנֵ֤י (ū·p̄ə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of lions
אַרְיֵה֙ (’ar·yêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 743: Aridatha -- a son of Haman

and who were as swift
לְמַהֵֽר׃ (lə·ma·hêr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

as gazelles
וְכִצְבָאיִ֥ם (wə·ḵiṣ·ḇā·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6643: Splendor, a gazelle

עַל־ (‘al-)
Strong's Hebrew

the mountains:
הֶהָרִ֖ים (he·hā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country


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