1 Samuel 30:22
30:22 But all the evil and worthless men among those who had gone with David said, “Since they didn’t go with us,18 we won’t give them any of the loot we retrieved! They may take only their wives and children. Let them lead them away and be gone!”
tc Heb “with me.” The singular is used rather than the plural because the group is being treated as a singular entity, in keeping with Hebrew idiom. It is not necessary to read “with us,” rather than the MT “with me,” although the plural can be found here in a few medieval Hebrew mss. See also the LXX, Syriac Peshitta, and Vulgate, although these versions may simply reflect an understanding of the idiom as found in the MT rather than a different textual reading.