New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:22 great host. All the tribes of Israel were represented in this host of over 340,000 armed warriors that united behind David to make him king. The ancient prophecy of Jacob that “the sceptre” would go to the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10) was finally being fulfilled, after almost a millennium of preparation. God’s Word is fulfilled in His time, but it is always fulfilled!
12:22 the host of God. God’s angelic hosts are innumerable (Hebrews 12:22; and Jeremiah 33:22).