The Meaning of 1 Chronicles 11:1 Explained

1 Chronicles 11:1

KJV: Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

YLT: And gathered are all Israel unto David to Hebron, saying, 'Lo, thy bone and thy flesh are we;

Darby: And all Israel assembled themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

ASV: Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

What does 1 Chronicles 11:1 Mean?

Chapter Summary: 1 Chronicles 11

1  David Becomes King over All Israel
4  Jerusalem
10  David's Mighty Men

What do the individual words in 1 Chronicles 11:1 mean?

And came together all Israel to David at Hebron saying indeed your bone and your flesh we [are]
וַיִּקָּבְצ֧וּ כָֽל־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל אֶל־ דָּוִ֖יד חֶבְר֣וֹנָה לֵאמֹ֑ר הִנֵּ֛ה עַצְמְךָ֥ וּֽבְשָׂרְךָ֖ אֲנָֽחְנוּ

וַיִּקָּבְצ֧וּ  And  came  together 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Nifal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine plural
Root: קָבַץ  
Sense: to gather, assemble.
יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל  Israel 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יִשְׂרָאֵל  
Sense: the second name for Jacob given to him by God after his wrestling with the angel at Peniel.
דָּוִ֖יד  David 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: דָּוִד  
Sense: youngest son of Jesse and second king of Israel.
חֶבְר֣וֹנָה  at  Hebron 
Parse: Proper Noun, feminine singular, third person feminine singular
Root: חֶבְרֹון 
Sense: a city in south Judah approx 20 south of Jerusalem and approx 20 miles (30 km) north of Beersheba and near where Abraham built an altar.
לֵאמֹ֑ר  saying 
Parse: Preposition-l, Verb, Qal, Infinitive construct
Root: אָמַר 
Sense: to say, speak, utter.
הִנֵּ֛ה  indeed 
Parse: Interjection
Root: הִנֵּה  
Sense: behold, lo, see, if.
עַצְמְךָ֥  your  bone 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular construct, second person masculine singular
Root: עֶצֶם 
Sense: bone, essence, substance.
וּֽבְשָׂרְךָ֖  and  your  flesh 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct, second person masculine singular
Root: בָּשָׂר  
Sense: flesh.
אֲנָֽחְנוּ  we  [are] 
Parse: Pronoun, first person common plural
Root: אֲנַחְנוּ  
Sense: we (first pers.