2 Sam. 23:20 KJV (With Strong’s)

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And Benaiah
Bnayah (Hebrew #1141)
from 1129 and 3050; Jah has built; Benajah, the name of twelve Israelites
KJV usage: Benaiah.
Pronounce: ben-aw-yaw'
Origin: or (prolonged) Bnayahuw {ben-aw-yaw'-hoo}
the son
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of Jehoiada
Yhowyada` (Hebrew #3077)
Jehovah-known; Jehojada, the name of three Israelites
KJV usage: Jehoiada. Compare 3111.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-yaw-daw'
Origin: from 3068 and 3045
, the son
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of a valiant
chayil (Hebrew #2428)
probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength
KJV usage: able, activity, (+) army, band of men (soldiers), company, (great) forces, goods, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train, (+)valiant(-ly), valour, virtuous(-ly), war, worthy(-ily).
Pronounce: khah'-yil
Origin: from 2342
man
'Iysh-Chayil (Hebrew #381)
man of might; by defect. transcription (2 Sam. 23:20) Iysh-Chay {eesh-khah'ee}; as if from 376 and 2416; living man; Ish-chail (or Ish-chai), an Israelite
KJV usage: a valiant man.
Pronounce: eesh-khah'-yil
Origin: from 376 and 2428
'iysh (Hebrew #376)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
KJV usage: also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.
Pronounce: eesh
Origin: contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant)
, of Kabzeel
Qabts'el (Hebrew #6909)
God has gathered; Kabtseel, a place in Palestine
KJV usage: Kabzeel. Compare 3343.
Pronounce: kab-tseh-ale'
Origin: from 6908 and 410
, λwho had done many
rab (Hebrew #7227)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
KJV usage: (in) abound(-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great(-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, (time)), (do, have) many(-ifold, things, a time), ((ship-))master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply(-tude), officer, often(-times), plenteous, populous, prince, process (of time), suffice(-lent).
Pronounce: rab
Origin: by contracted from 7231
acts
po`al (Hebrew #6467)
an act or work (concretely)
KJV usage: act, deed, do, getting, maker, work.
Pronounce: po'-al
Origin: from 6466
, he slew
nakah (Hebrew #5221)
to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: beat, cast forth, clap, give (wounds), X go forward, X indeed, kill, make (slaughter), murderer, punish, slaughter, slay(-er, -ing), smite(-r, -ing), strike, be stricken, (give) stripes, X surely, wound.
Pronounce: naw-kaw'
Origin: a primitive root
two
shnayim (Hebrew #8147)
feminine shttayim {shet-tah'-yim}; two; also (as ordinal) twofold
KJV usage: both, couple, double, second, twain, + twelfth, + twelve, + twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
Pronounce: shen-ah'-yim
Origin: dual of 8145
νlionlike men
'ariy'el (Hebrew #739)
from 738 and 410; lion of God; i.e. heroic
KJV usage: lionlike men.
Pronounce: ar-ee-ale'
Origin: or (arilel {ar-ee-ale'}
of Moab
Mow'ab (Hebrew #4124)
from (her (the mother's)) father; Moab, an incestuous son of Lot; also his territory and descendants
KJV usage: Moab.
Pronounce: mo-awb
Origin: from a prolonged form of the prepositional prefix m- and 1
: he went down
yarad (Hebrew #3381)
a primitive root; to descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications): --X abundantly, bring down, carry down, cast down, (cause to) come(-ing) down, fall (down), get down, go(-ing) down(-ward), hang down, X indeed, let down, light (down), put down (off), (cause to, let) run down, sink, subdue, take down.
Pronounce: yaw-rad'
also and slew
nakah (Hebrew #5221)
to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: beat, cast forth, clap, give (wounds), X go forward, X indeed, kill, make (slaughter), murderer, punish, slaughter, slay(-er, -ing), smite(-r, -ing), strike, be stricken, (give) stripes, X surely, wound.
Pronounce: naw-kaw'
Origin: a primitive root
a lion
'ariy (Hebrew #738)
from 717 (in the sense of violence); a lion
KJV usage: (young) lion, + pierce (from the margin).
Pronounce: ar-ee'
Origin: or (prolonged) earyeh {ar-yay'}
in the midst
tavek (Hebrew #8432)
a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre
KJV usage: among(-st), X between, half, X (there- ,where-), in(-to), middle, mid(-night), midst (among), X out (of), X through, X with(-in).
Pronounce: taw'-vek
Origin: from an unused root meaning to sever
of a pit
bowr (Hebrew #953)
a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison)
KJV usage: cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well.
Pronounce: bore
Origin: from 952 (in the sense of 877)
in time
yowm (Hebrew #3117)
a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb)
KJV usage: age, + always, + chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever(-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year(-ly), + younger.
Pronounce: yome
Origin: from an unused root meaning to be hot
of snow
sheleg (Hebrew #7950)
snow (probably from its whiteness)
KJV usage: snow(-y).
Pronounce: sheh'-leg
Origin: from 7949
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great of acts.
ν
lions of God.

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Benaiah.
2 Sam. 8:18• 18And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers. (2 Sam. 8:18)
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2 Sam. 20:23• 23Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites: (2 Sam. 20:23)
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1 Kings 1:8,26,38• 8But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
26But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called.
38So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
(1 Kings 1:8,26,38)
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1 Kings 2:29‑35,46• 29And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the Lord; and, behold, he is by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.
30And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the Lord, and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me.
31And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
32And the Lord shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
33Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the Lord.
34So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
35And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.
46So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.
(1 Kings 2:29‑35,46)
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1 Chron. 18:17• 17And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king. (1 Chron. 18:17)
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1 Chron. 27:5‑6• 5The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
6This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
(1 Chron. 27:5‑6)
Kabzeel.
who had done many acts.
Heb. great of acts.
he slew.
lion-like men.
Heb. lions of God.
slew a lion.

J. N. Darby Translation

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And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, son of a valiant man, great in exploits, of Kabzeel: he it was that smote two lionsa of Moab; and he went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.

JND Translation Notes

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Heb. Ariel, strictly, "lion of God (El)," i.e. "great heroes"; and so 1 Chron. 11.22.