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2 Samuel 20:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and also Ira the Jairite was chief minister unto David.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and Ira the Jairite was also a priest to David.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and Ira also, the Jairite, was David's chief ruler.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Moreover also, Ira the Jairite, was chief ruler unto David.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and also, Ira the Jairite hath been minister to David.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Ira the Jairite was the priest of David.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ira also the Iairite, was a chiefe ruler about Dauid.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Moreover Iras the [son of] Iarin was priest to David.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Ira also the Yairi was a chief ruler about Dawid.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And `r עִירָא 5896
{5896} Prime
From H5782; wakefulness; Ira, the name of three Israelites.
also x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
the Yir יָאִרִי 2972
{2972} Prime
Patronymic from H2971; a Jairite or descendant of Jair.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a chief ruler 3548
{3548} Prime
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
about Dwi דָּוִד. 1732
{1732} Prime
From the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse.
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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 20:26

And Ira also the Jairite was a (o) chief ruler about David.

(o) Either in dignity or familiarity.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Samuel 23:38 Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,
1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
, Ithrite


Judges 10:4-5 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair unto this day, which [are] in the land of Gilead. ... And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.

chief ruler:
or, prince,
2 Samuel 8:18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was over] both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.
Genesis 41:43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.
Genesis 41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over [all] the land of Egypt.
Exodus 2:14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
Exodus 2:16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
; The Hebrew is cohen ledawid, which might be rendered, a priest of David; and so the Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac, and Arabic. The Chaldee has rav, a chief or prince. Probably he was a kind of domestic chaplain or seer to the king.
2 Samuel 24:11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph [were] in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters [waited] at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.
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Gn 41:43, 45. Ex 2:14, 16. Jg 10:4. 2S 8:18; 23:38; 24:11. 1Ch 11:40. 2Ch 35:15.

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