1 Chronicles 11
David by a general consent is made king at Hebron.
1 Chronicles 11:1 Then all Israel gathered them selues to Dauid vnto Hebron, saying: 1 Chronicles 11:2 Beholde, we be thy bones, and thy fleshe: And moreouer in tyme past, euen when Saul was king, thou leddest Israel out & in: And the Lorde thy God sayde vnto thee, Thou shalt feede my people Israel, and thou shalt be captayne ouer my people Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron, and Dauid made a couenaunt with them in Hebro before the Lorde: And they annoynted Dauid king ouer Israel according to the worde of the Lorde, by the hande of Samuel.
He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour.
1 Chronicles 11:4 And Dauid and all Israel went to Hierusalem (which is Iebus, where as were the Iebusites, the inhabiters of the lande.) 1 Chronicles 11:5 And the inhabiters of Iebus sayde to Dauid: Thou commest not in here. Neuerthelesse, Dauid wan the castel of Sion: which is called the citie of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:6 And Dauid sayde: Whosoeuer smyteth the Iebusites first, shalbe the principall captayne, and a lorde. So Ioab the sonne of Zaruia went first vp, and was made the chiefe captayne. 1 Chronicles 11:7 And Dauid dwelt in the castell [Sion] and therefore they called it the citie of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:8 And he built the citie on euery syde, euen from Millo round about: and Ioab repaired the rest of the citie. 1 Chronicles 11:9 And Dauid prospered & waxed great, & the Lorde of hoastes was with him.
A catalogue of David's mighty men.
1 Chronicles 11:10 These are the principall men of power whom Dauid had, and that claue to him in his kingdome with all Israel to make him king, according to the word of the Lorde ouer Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And this is the number of the mightie men whom Dauid had: Iosobeam the sonne of Hachmoni the chiefe among thirtie: he lift vp his speare against three hundred, and wounded [them] at one tyme. 1 Chronicles 11:12 After him was Eleazar his vncles sonne an Ahothite, which was one of the three mightiest: 1 Chronicles 11:13 He was with Dauid at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battaile: And there was there a parcell of grounde full of barly, and the people fled before the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 11:14 And they stept foorth into the middest of the fielde, and saued it, and slue the Philistines, and the Lorde gaue a great victorie.
1 Chronicles 11:15 And the three of the thirtie chiefe captaynes went to a rocke to Dauid, into the caue Adullam: And the hoast of the Philistines abode in the valley of Rephaim. 1 Chronicles 11:16 And when Dauid was in the holde, the Philistines watch was at Bethlehem that same tyme. 1 Chronicles 11:17 And Dauid longed, and sayde: Oh that one woulde geue me drinke of the water of the well that is at the gate at Bethlehem. 1 Chronicles 11:18 And the three brake through the hoast of the Philistines, and drewe water out of the wel that was by ye gate at Bethlehem, and toke it and brought it to Dauid: Neuerthelesse, Dauid woulde not drinke of it, but rather offered it to the Lorde, 1 Chronicles 11:19 And sayd: my God forbyd it me that I shoulde do this thing: Shall I drinke the blood of these men, that haue put their liues in ieoperdie? for with the ieoperdie of their liues they brought it: therefore he would not drinke it. And this did these three mightiest.
1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abisai the brother of Ioab, he also was captayne among three: For he lyft vp his speare against three hundred, and wounded them, and had a name among the three: 1 Chronicles 11:21 Yea among three, he was more honorable then the two, for he was their captayne: Howbeit, he attayned not to the [first] three. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Banaia ye sonne of Iehoiada, the sonne of a very strong man, which had done many actes, of Cabzeel: he slue two strong [lions] of Moab, & went downe and slue a lion in a pit in time of snowe. 1 Chronicles 11:23 And he slue an Egyptian, whose stature was euen fiue cubites long, and in the Egyptians hand was a speare lyke a weauers beame: And the other went downe to him with a waster, & plucked the speare out of the Egyptians hand, and slue him with his owne speare. 1 Chronicles 11:24 Such thinges did Banaia the sonne of Iehoiada, and had the name among the three mightiest, 1 Chronicles 11:25 And was honorable among thirtie: but attayned not vnto the [first] three: And Dauid made him of his counsaile.
1 Chronicles 11:26 The other men of armes were these: Asahel the brother of Ioab, Elhanan his vncles sonne, of Bethlehem: 1 Chronicles 11:27 Samoth the Harodite, Helez the Pelonite, 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira the sonne of Ickes the Thekoite, Abieser the Anatothite, 1 Chronicles 11:29 Sibbecai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 1 Chronicles 11:30 Maharai the Nepthophathite, Heled the sonne of Baana the Nethophathite, 1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai the sonne of Ribai of Gibea [that pertayued] to the children of Beniamin, Benaia the Phirathonite, 1 Chronicles 11:32 Hurai of the riuers of Gaas, Abiel the Arbathite, 1 Chronicles 11:33 Azmaueth the Baharumite, Elihaba the Salabonite. 1 Chronicles 11:34 The sonnes of Hassem the Gezonite: Ionathan the sonne of Sage an Hararite, 1 Chronicles 11:35 Ahiam the sonne of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the sonne of Ur. 1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahia the Pelonite, 1 Chronicles 11:37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naari the sonne of Ezbai, 1 Chronicles 11:38 Ioel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the sonne of Hagari, 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelec the Ammonite, Naharai a Berothite the bearer of the harnesse of Ioab the sonne of Zaruia, 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Iethrite, and Gareb a Iethrite, 1 Chronicles 11:41 Uria the Hethite, and Zahad the sonne of Ahlai, 1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina the sonne of Sisa a Rubenite a captaine of the Rubenites, and thirtie with him. 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan the sonne of Maacah, and Iosaphat a Mithanite, 1 Chronicles 11:44 Uzzia an Astherathite, Sama & Iehiel the sonnes of Hothan an Aroerite: 1 Chronicles 11:45 Iediel the sonne of Zimri, and Ioha his brother a Thosaite, 1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel a Mahauite, Ieribai and Iosaia the sonnes of Elnaam, and Iithma a Moabite, 1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel and Obed, and Iasiel a Mesobaite.