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1 Chronicles

1 Now these are they that came to David to Zik­lag, while he yet kept him­self close be­cause of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war. 2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting ar­rows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Ben­jamin. 3 The chief was Ahiez­er, then Joash, the sons of She­maah the Gibeat­h­ite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Az­maveth; and Be­rachah, and Jehu the An­toth­ite, 4 And Is­ma­iah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thir­ty, and over the thir­ty; and Jeremi­ah, and Ja­haziel, and Jo­hanan, and Jos­abad the Ged­erathite, 5 Eluzai, and Je­r­i­moth, and Beali­ah, and She­mari­ah, and Shep­ha­ti­ah the Haruphite, 6 Elka­nah, and Je­si­ah, and Aza­reel, and Joez­er, and Jashobeam, the Ko­rhites, 7 And Joe­lah, and Ze­ba­di­ah, the sons of Jero­ham of Gedor. 8 And of the Ga­dites there sep­a­rat­ed them­selves unto David into the hold to the wilder­ness men of might, and men of war fit for the bat­tle, that could han­dle shield and buck­ler, whose faces were like the faces of li­ons, and were as swift as the roes upon the moun­tains; 9 Ezer the first, Oba­di­ah the sec­ond, Eliab the third, 10 Mish­man­nah the fourth, Jeremi­ah the fifth, 11 At­tai the sixth, Eliel the sev­enth, 12 Jo­hanan the eighth, Elz­abad the ninth, 13 Jeremi­ah the tenth, Mach­banai the eleventh. 14 These were of the sons of Gad, cap­tains of the host: one of the least was over an hun­dred, and the great­est over a thou­sand. 15 These are they that went over Jor­dan in the first month, when it had over­flown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the val­leys, both to­ward the east, and to­ward the west. 16 And there came of the chil­dren of Ben­jamin and Ju­dah to the hold unto David. 17 And David went out to meet them, and an­swered and said unto them, If ye be come peace­ably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to be­tray me to mine en­e­mies, see­ing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fa­thers look thereon, and re­buke it. 18 Then the spir­it came upon Ama­sai, who was chief of the cap­tains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David re­ceived them, and made them cap­tains of the band. 19 And there fell some of Man­asseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to bat­tle: but they helped them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon ad­vise­ment sent him away, say­ing, He will fall to his mas­ter Saul to the jeop­ardy of our heads. 20 As he went to Zik­lag, there fell to him of Man­asseh, Ad­nah, and Joz­abad, and Je­di­ael, and Michael, and Joz­abad, and Eli­hu, and Zilthai, cap­tains of the thou­sands that were of Man­asseh. 21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of val­our, and were cap­tains in the host. 22 For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, un­til it was a great host, like the host of God. 23 And these are the num­bers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to He­bron, to turn the king­dom of Saul to him, ac­cord­ing to the word of the LORD. 24 The chil­dren of Ju­dah that bare shield and spear were six thou­sand and eight hun­dred, ready armed to the war. 25 Of the chil­dren of Sime­on, mighty men of val­our for the war, sev­en thou­sand and one hun­dred. 26 Of the chil­dren of Levi four thou­sand and six hun­dred. 27 And Je­hoia­da was the lead­er of the Aa­ronites, and with him were three thou­sand and sev­en hun­dred; 28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of val­our, and of his father's house twen­ty and two cap­tains. 29 And of the chil­dren of Ben­jamin, the kin­dred of Saul, three thou­sand: for hith­er­to the great­est part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul. 30 And of the chil­dren of Ephraim twen­ty thou­sand and eight hun­dred, mighty men of val­our, fa­mous through­out the house of their fa­thers. 31 And of the half tribe of Man­asseh eigh­teen thou­sand, which were ex­pressed by name, to come and make David king. 32 And of the chil­dren of Is­sachar, which were men that had un­der­stand­ing of the times, to know what Is­rael ought to do; the heads of them were two hun­dred; and all their brethren were at their com­mand­ment. 33 Of Ze­bu­lun, such as went forth to bat­tle, ex­pert in war, with all in­stru­ments of war, fifty thou­sand, which could keep rank: they were not of dou­ble heart. 34 And of Naph­tali a thou­sand cap­tains, and with them with shield and spear thir­ty and sev­en thou­sand. 35 And of the Dan­ites ex­pert in war twen­ty and eight thou­sand and six hun­dred. 36 And of Ash­er, such as went forth to bat­tle, ex­pert in war, forty thou­sand. 37 And on the oth­er side of Jor­dan, of the Reuben­ites, and the Ga­dites, and of the half tribe of Man­asseh, with all man­ner of in­stru­ments of war for the bat­tle, an hun­dred and twen­ty thou­sand. 38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a per­fect heart to He­bron, to make David king over all Is­rael: and all the rest also of Is­rael were of one heart to make David king. 39 And there they were with David three days, eat­ing and drink­ing: for their brethren had pre­pared for them. 40 More­over they that were nigh them, even unto Is­sachar and Ze­bu­lun and Naph­tali, brought bread on ass­es, and on camels, and on mules, and on ox­en, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunch­es of raisins, and wine, and oil, and ox­en, and sheep abun­dant­ly: for there was joy in Is­rael.