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1 Chronicles

1 Then all Is­rael gath­ered them­selves to David unto He­bron, say­ing, Be­hold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2 And more­over in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that led­dest out and brought­est in Is­rael: and the LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my peo­ple Is­rael, and thou shalt be ruler over my peo­ple Is­rael. 3 There­fore came all the el­ders of Is­rael to the king to He­bron; and David made a covenant with them in He­bron be­fore the LORD; and they anoint­ed David king over Is­rael, ac­cord­ing to the word of the LORD by Samuel. 4 And David and all Is­rael went to Jerusalem, which is Je­bus; where the Je­busites were, the in­hab­i­tants of the land. 5 And the in­hab­i­tants of Je­bus said to David, Thou shalt not come hith­er. Nev­er­the­less David took the cas­tle of Zion, which is the city of David. 6 And David said, Whoso­ev­er smiteth the Je­busites first shall be chief and cap­tain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief. 7 And David dwelt in the cas­tle; there­fore they called it the city of David. 8 And he built the city round about, even from Mil­lo round about: and Joab re­paired the rest of the city. 9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him. 10 These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strength­ened them­selves with him in his king­dom, and with all Is­rael, to make him king, ac­cord­ing to the word of the LORD con­cern­ing Is­rael. 11 And this is the num­ber of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the cap­tains: he lift­ed up his spear against three hun­dred slain ­by him at one time. 12 And af­ter him was Eleazar the son of Do­do, the Aho­hite, who was one of the three might­ies. 13 He was with David at Pas­dammim, and there the Philistines were gath­ered to­geth­er to bat­tle, where was a par­cel of ground full of bar­ley; and the peo­ple fled from be­fore the Philistines. 14 And they set them­selves in the midst of that par­cel, and de­liv­ered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great de­liv­er­ance. 15 Now three of the thir­ty cap­tains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adul­lam; and the host of the Philistines en­camped in the val­ley of Rephaim. 16 And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' gar­ri­son was then at Beth­le­hem. 17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the wa­ter of the well of Beth­le­hem, that is at the gate! 18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew wa­ter out of the well of Beth­le­hem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD, 19 And said, My God for­bid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeop­ardy? for with the jeop­ardy of their lives they brought it. There­fore he would not drink it. These things did these three might­i­est. 20 And Abishai the broth­er of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lift­ing up his spear against three hun­dred, he slew them, and had a name among the three. 21 Of the three, he was more hon­ourable than the two; for he was their cap­tain: how­beit he at­tained not to the first three. 22 Be­na­iah the son of Je­hoia­da, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two li­on­like men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. 23 And he slew an Egyp­tian, a man of great stature, five cu­bits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. 24 These things did Be­na­iah the son of Je­hoia­da, and had the name among the three might­ies. 25 Be­hold, he was hon­ourable among the thir­ty, but at­tained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard. 26 Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asa­hel the broth­er of Joab, El­hanan the son of Dodo of Beth­le­hem, 27 Sham­moth the Haror­ite, Helez the Pelonite, 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiez­er the An­toth­ite, 29 Sibbe­cai the Hushathite, Ilai the Aho­hite, 30 Ma­harai the Ne­tophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Ne­tophathite, 31 Ithai the son of Rib­ai of Gibeah, that pertained to the chil­dren of Ben­jamin, Be­na­iah the Pi­rathonite, 32 Hu­rai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Ar­bathite, 33 Az­maveth the Ba­haru­mite, Eli­ah­ba the Shaal­bonite, 34 The sons of Hashem the Gi­zonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite, 35 Ahi­am the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur, 36 Hep­her the Mecherathite, Ahi­jah the Pelonite, 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai, 38 Joel the broth­er of Nathan, Mib­har the son of Hag­geri, 39 Zelek the Am­monite, Na­harai the Beroth­ite, the ar­mourbear­er of Joab the son of Zeruiah, 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 41 Uri­ah the Hit­tite, Zabad the son of Ahlai, 42 Ad­i­na the son of Shiza the Reuben­ite, a cap­tain of the Reuben­ites, and thir­ty with him, 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mith­nite, 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Je­hiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, 45 Je­di­ael the son of Shim­ri, and Joha his broth­er, the Tizite, 46 Eliel the Ma­havite, and Jerib­ai, and Joshavi­ah, the sons of El­naam, and Ithmah the Moabite, 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.