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1 Chronicles 11

David by a general consent is made king at Hebron.

1 Chronicles 11:1 And all Israel resorted to Dauid vnto Hebron, and sayde: Beholde, we are yi bone and thy flesh. 1 Chronicles 11:2 And afore tyme whan Saul reigned, thou leddest Israel out and in. So the LORDE thy God hath sayde vnto the: Thou shalt kepe my people of Israel, and thou shalt be the prynce ouer my people of Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:3 And all the Elders of Israel came to the kynge vnto Hebron. And Dauid made a couenaunt with them at Hebron before the LORDE. And they anoynted Dauid to be kynge ouer Israel acordynge to the worde of the LORDE by Samuel.

He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour.

1 Chronicles 11:4 And Dauid and all Israel wete vnto Ierusalem, that is Iebus: for the Iebusites dwelt in the lode. 1 Chronicles 11:5 And the citesyns of Iebus saide vnto Dauid: Thou shalt not come in hither. Howbeit Dauid wane ye castell of Sio. which is ye cite of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:6 And Dauid sayde: who so euer smyteth ye Iebusites first, shalbe a prynce & captayne. The Ioab ye sonne of Zeruia clymmed vp first, & was made captayne. 1 Chronicles 11:7 So Dauid dwelt in ye castell, therfore was it called ye cite of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:8 And he buylded ye cite roude aboute, fro Millo forth on euery syde. As for ye remnaunt of ye cite, Ioab buylded it, & repayred it. 1 Chronicles 11:9 And Dauid wete forth & grewe, & the LORDE Zebaoth was wt him.

A catalogue of David's mighty men.

1 Chronicles 11:10 These are ye chefe amoge ye mightie me of Dauid, which dealt valeauntly wt him in his kyngdome wt all Israel, to make him kynge, acordinge to the worde of ye LORDE ouer Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And this is ye nombre of Dauids mightie men: Iesabeam the sonne of Hachmoni the chefest amoge thirtie. He lifte vp his speare, & smote thre C. at one tyme. 1 Chronicles 11:12 After him was Eleasar the sonne of Dodo the Ahohite, and he was amoge the thre mightie. 1 Chronicles 11:13 This man was wt Dauid wha they blasphemed, & the Philistynes gathered the selues there to ye batayll. And eue ther was there a pece of londe full of barly, & the people fled before the Philistynes. 1 Chronicles 11:14 And they stode in the myddes of the londe, and rescued it, and smote the Philistynes. And the LORDE gaue a greate health.

1 Chronicles 11:15 And thre of the chefest thirtie wete downe to the rocke vnto Dauid in to the caue of Adullam. But the Philistynes hoost laye in the valley of Rephaim. 1 Chronicles 11:16 As for Dauid, he was in the castell. And the Philistynes people were then at Bethleem. 1 Chronicles 11:17 And Dauid was desyrous, and sayde: O that some wolde geue me to drynke of the water out of the well at Bethleem vnder the gate. 1 Chronicles 11:18 The brake those thre in to the Philistynes hoost, and drue of the water out of the well at Bethleem vnder the gate, and caried it, and broughte it vnto Dauid. Neuertheles he wolde not drynke it, but poured it vnto the LORDE, 1 Chronicles 11:19 and sayde: God let this be farre fro me, yt I shulde do it, and drynke the bloude of these men in ye parell of their life: for with the parell of their life haue they broughte it: therfore wolde he not drynke it. This dyd the thre Worthies.

1 Chronicles 11:20 Abisai the brother of Ioab, he was the chefest amonge thre. And he lifte vp his speare, and smote thre hundreth. And he was famous amonge thre, 1 Chronicles 11:21 and before the thirde, more honorable then the two, yet came he not vnto the thre. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaia the sonne of Ioiada the sonne of Ishail of Cabzeel, was a man of greate actes. He smote two lyons of the Moabites. And he wente downe, and smote a lyon in the myddes of a well in the tyme of snowe. 1 Chronicles 11:23 He smote a man of Egipte also, which was fyue cubites greate of stature, and had in his hande a speare like a weuers lome. Yet wente he downe to him with a staffe, and toke the speare out of his hande, and slewe him with his awne speare, 1 Chronicles 11:24 This dyd Benaia the sonne of Ioiada, and was a famous man amonge thre Worthies, 1 Chronicles 11:25 and most awncient amonge thirtie. But vnto the thre came he not. Howbeit Dauid made him of his secrete councell.

1 Chronicles 11:26 The valeaunt Worthies are these: Asahel the brother of Ioab, Elhanam his Vncles sonne of Bethleem, 1 Chronicles 11:27 Samoth the Harodite, Helez the Pelonite, 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira the sonne of Ekes the Thecoite, Abraser the Anathothite, 1 Chronicles 11:29 Sibechai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 1 Chronicles 11:30 Matherai the Netophatite, Heled ye sonne of Baena ye Netophatite, 1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai ye sonne of Ribai of Gibeath of the childre of Ben Ianim, Benaia the Pirgathonite, 1 Chronicles 11:32 Hura of the broke of Gaas. Abiel the arbathite, 1 Chronicles 11:33 Asmaueth the Baherunite, Eliahba the Saalbonite. 1 Chronicles 11:34 The children of Hasem ye Gisonite, Ionathas the sonne of Sage the Hararite, 1 Chronicles 11:35 Ahiam the sonne of Sachar the Hararite, Eliphal the sonne of Vr, 1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher the Macherathite, Ahia the Pelonite, 1 Chronicles 11:37 Hezro of Carmel, Naerai the sonne of Asbai, 1 Chronicles 11:38 Ioel the brother of Nathan, Mibehar the sonne of Hagri, 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zeleg the Ammonite, Naherai the Berothithe the wapenbearer of Ioab the sonne of Zeruia, 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Iethrite, Gareb the Iethrite, 1 Chronicles 11:41 Vrias the Hethite, Sabad the sonne of Ahalai, 1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina the sonne of Sisa the Rubenite, a captayne of the Rubenites, and there were thirtie vnder him: 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanam ye sonne of Maecha, Iosaphat the Mathonite, 1 Chronicles 11:44 Vsia ye Astharathite, Sama and Iaiel, the sonnes of Hotham the Aroerite, 1 Chronicles 11:45 Iediael the sonne of Simri, Ioha his brother the Thirzite, 1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel the Mahenite, Ieribai and Iosua the sonnes of Elnaan, Iethma the Moabite, 1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel, Obed, Iaesiel of Mizobaia.

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