1 Chronicles 11
David by a general consent is made king at Hebron.
1 Chronicles 11:1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David in Hebron, saying: We are thy bone, and thy flesh. 1 Chronicles 11:2 Yesterday also, and the day before when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: for the Lord thy God said to thee: Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over them. 1 Chronicles 11:3 So all the ancients of Israel came to the king to Hebron, and David made a covenant with them before the Lord: and they anointed him king over Israel according to the word of the Lord which he spoke in the hand of Samuel.
He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour.
1 Chronicles 11:4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus, where the Jebusites were the inhabitants of the land. 1 Chronicles 11:5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David: Thou shalt not come in here. But David took the castle of Sion, which is the city of David. 1 Chronicles 11:6 And he said: Whosoever shall first strike the Jebusites, shall be the head and chief captain. And Joab the son of Sarvia went up first, and was made the general. 1 Chronicles 11:7 And David dwelt in the castle, and therefore it was called the city of David, 1 Chronicles 11:8 And he built the city round about from Mello all round, and Joab built the rest of the city. 1 Chronicles 11:9 And David went on growing and increasing, and the Lord of hosts was with him.
A catalogue of David's mighty men.
1 Chronicles 11:10 These are the chief of the valiant man of David, who helped him to be made king over all Israel, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke to Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And this is the number of the heroes of David: Jesbaam the son of Hachamoni the chief among the thirty: he lifted up his spear against three hundred wounded by him at one time. 1 Chronicles 11:12 And after him was Eleazar his uncle's son the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties. 1 Chronicles 11:13 He was with David in Phesdomim, when the Philistines were gathered to that place to battle: and the field of that country was full of barley, and the people fled from before the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 11:14 But these men stood in the midst of the field, and defended it: and they slew the Philistines, and the Lord gave a great deliverance to his people.
1 Chronicles 11:15 And three of the thirty captains went down to the rock, wherein David was, to the cave of Odollam, when the Philistines encamped in the valley of Raphaim. 1 Chronicles 11:16 And David was in a hold, and the garrison of the Philistines in Bethlehem. 1 Chronicles 11:17 And David longed, and said: O that some man would give me water of the cistern of Bethlehem, which is in the gate. 1 Chronicles 11:18 And these three broke through the midst of the camp of the Philistines, and drew water out of the cistern of Bethlehem, which was in the gate, and brought it to David to drink: and he would not drink of it, but rather offered it to the Lord, 1 Chronicles 11:19 Saying: God forbid that I should do this in the sight of my God, and should drink the blood of these men: for with the danger of their lives they have brought me the water. And therefore he would not drink. These things did the three most valiant.
1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abisai the brother of Joab, he was chief of three, and he lifted up his spear against three hundred whom he slew, and he was renowned among the three, 1 Chronicles 11:21 And illustrious among the second three, and their captain: but yet he attained not to the first three. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Banaias the son of Joiada a most valiant man, of Cabseel, who had done many acts: he slew the two ariels of Moab: and he went down, and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in the time of snow. 1 Chronicles 11:23 And he slew an Egyptian, whose stature was of five cubits, and who had a spear like a weaver's beam: and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked away the spear, that he held in his hand, and slew him with his own spear. 1 Chronicles 11:24 These things did Banaias the son of Joiada, who was renowned among the three valiant ones, 1 Chronicles 11:25 And the first among the thirty, but yet to the three he attained not: and David made him of his council.
1 Chronicles 11:26 Moreover the most valiant men of the army, were Asahel brother of Joab, and Elchanan the son of his uncle of Bethlehem, 1 Chronicles 11:27 Sammoth an Arorite, Helles a Phalonite, 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira the son of Acces a Thecuite, Abiezer an Anathothite, 1 Chronicles 11:29 Sobbochai a Husathite, Ilai an Ahohite, 1 Chronicles 11:30 Maharai a Netophathite, Heled the son of Baana a Netophathite, 1 Chronicles 11:31 Ethai the son of Ribai of Gabaath of the sons of Benjamin, Banai a Pharathonite, 1 Chronicles 11:32 Hurai of the torrent Gaas, Abiel an Arbathite, Azmoth a Bauramite, Eliaba a Salabonite, 1 Chronicles 11:33 The sons of Assem a Gezonite, Jonathan the son of Sage an Ararite, 1 Chronicles 11:34 Ahiam the son of Sachar an Ararite, 1 Chronicles 11:35 Eliphal the son of Ur, 1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher a Mecherathite, Ahia a Phelonite, 1 Chronicles 11:37 Hesro a Carmelite, Naarai the son of Azbai, 1 Chronicles 11:38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibahar the son of Agarai. 1 Chronicles 11:39 Selec an Ammonite, Naharai a Berothite, the armourbearer of Joab the son of Sarvia. 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira a Jethrite, Gareb a Jethrite, 1 Chronicles 11:41 Urias a Hethite, Zabad the son of Oholi, 1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina the son of Siza a Rubenite the prince of the Rubenites, and thirty with him: 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan the son of Maacha, and Josaphat a Mathanite, 1 Chronicles 11:44 Ozia an Astarothite, Samma, and Jehiel the sons of Hotham an Arorite, 1 Chronicles 11:45 Jedihel the son of Zamri, and Joha his brother a Thosaite, 1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel a Mahumite, and Jeribai, and Josaia the sons of Elnaim, and Jethma a Moabite, 1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel of Masobia.