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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 sayenge: Behold, we be thy bones and thy flesshe. 1 Chronicles 11:2 And moreouer in tyme past, euen when Saul was kynge, thou leddest Israel out & in. And the Lorde thy God sayde vnto the: thou shalt fede my people Israel, and thou shalt be captayne ouer my people Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:3 Therfore came all the elders of Israel to the kynge, to Hebron, and Dauid made a couenaunt with them in Hebron, before the Lorde. And they annoynted Dauid kynge ouer Israel, accordyng 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 Ierusalem, which is Iebus: where as were þe Iebusytes, the enhabiters of the lande. 1 Chronicles 11:5 And the enhabiters of Iebus sayde to Dauid: thou commest not here. Neuerthelesse, Dauid wanne the castell of Syon, which is called the cytie of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:6 And Dauid: sayde, whosoeuer smyteth the Iebusytes fyrst, shalbe the principall captayne and a Lorde. So, Ioab the sonne of Zaruia went fyrst vp, and was made the chefe captayne. 1 Chronicles 11:7 And Dauid dwelt in the castell Syon, and therfore they called it the cytie of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:8 And he buylt þe cytie on euery syde, euen from Millo rounde about, and Ioab repared þe rest of the cytie. 1 Chronicles 11:9 And Dauid prospered, and waxed greate, and the Lorde of Hostes was with hym.

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 hym in hys kyngdome with all Israel, to make hym kynge, accordynge to the worde of the Lorde vnto Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And this is the nombre of the myghtye men whom Dauid had: Iosobeam the sonne of Hachmoni the chefe amonge thirtye: he lyfte vp hys spere agaynst, thre 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 thre myghtyest. 1 Chronicles 11:13 He was with Dauid at Pasdammin, & there the Philistines were gathered together to battell. And there was there a parsell of grounde full of barleye, and the people fled before the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 11:14 And they, the thre afore sayde, stept forth into the middes of the felde, and saued it from burnynge and slue the Philistines. And the Lorde gaue a great victorye.

1 Chronicles 11:15 And the thre of the thyrtye chefe captaynes went to a rocke to Dauid, into the caue Adullam. And the Hoste of the Philistines abode in the valey of Rephaim. 1 Chronicles 11:16 And whan Dauid was in the holde, þe Philistines watch was at Bethlehem þt same time. 1 Chronicles 11:17 And Dauid longed, & sayde: Oh that one wolde geue me dryncke of the water of the well that is at the gate at Bethlehem. 1 Chronicles 11:18 And the thre brake thorowe the Host of the Philistines, and drewe water out of the well, that was by the gate at Bethlehem & toke it, and brought it to Dauid. Neuerthelesse, Dauid wolde not drynke of it, but rather offered it to the Lorde, 1 Chronicles 11:19 and sayde: my God forbyd it me, that I shulde do thys thynge. Shall I dryncke the bloude of these men, that haue put theyr lyues in Ieopardye: (for with the Ieopardye of theyr lyues they brought it) therfore he wolde not drincke it. And this did these thre myghtyest.

1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abisai the brother of Ioab: he also was captayne amonge thre: for he lyfte vp hys spere agaynst thre hundred, & wounded them, and had a name amonge the thre: 1 Chronicles 11:21 Yee amonge thre, he was more honorable then þe two, for he was their captayne. Howbeit, he attayned not vnto the thre. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Banaia the sonne of Iehoiada (the sonne of a very stronge man) dyd greater actes then Cabzeel: for he slue two strong lyons of Moab, and went downe, and slue a Lyon in a pyt in time of snowe. 1 Chronicles 11:23 And he slue an Egipcian, whose stature was euen fyue cubytes longe, & in the Egypcians hande was a speare lyke a weauers beame. And the other went downe to hym with a waster, and plucked þe speare out of the Egypcians hande, and slue him wt his awne speare. 1 Chronicles 11:24 Soche thynges dyd Banaia the sonne of Iehoiada, & had þe name amonge the thre myghtyest, 1 Chronicles 11:25 & was honorable among thirtie: but attayned not vnto þe (first) thre. And Dauid made him of hys councell.

1 Chronicles 11:26 The other men of armes were these: Asahel þe brother of Ioab, Elhanan hys vncles sonne of Bethlehem. 1 Chronicles 11:27 Sammoth the Harodite, Helez the Pelonite: 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira the sonne of Ickes þe Thekoite, Abieser the Anatothite: 1 Chronicles 11:29 Sibacai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite: 1 Chronicles 11:30 Maharai þe Nethophathite, Heled the sonne of Baana þe Nethophatite. 1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai the sonne of Ribai of Gibea that pertayneth to the children of Beniamin: Benaia the Phirathonite: 1 Chronicles 11:32 Hurai of the ryuers of Gaas, Abiel the Arbathite: 1 Chronicles 11:33 Azmaneth the Baharumite, Elihaba the Saalbonite. 1 Chronicles 11:34 The sonnes of Hassem the Gezonite, Ionathan the sonne of Sage, an Haraite. 1 Chronicles 11:35 Ahiam the sonne of Sacar the Haraite, Eliphal the sonne of Ur. 1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahia the Pelonite: 1 Chronicles 11:37 Hezro þe Carmelite, Naari þe sonne of Ezbai: 1 Chronicles 11:38 Ioel þe brother of Nathan: Mibhar the sonne of Hari: 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelegam the Ammonite, Naharai a Berothite the bearer of the Harnesse of Ioab the sonne of Zeruia: 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Iithrite, & Gared a Iethrite. 1 Chronicles 11:41 Uria the Hethite, and Zahad the sonne of Ahlai. 1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina the sonne of Siza a Rubenite, a captayne of the Rubenites, and thyrtie wt him. 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan the sonne of Maacah, and Iosaphat a Mithanite: 1 Chronicles 11:44 Uzia an Astherathite: Sama and Iehiel the sonnes of Hothan an Aroerite: 1 Chronicles 11:45 Iediel the sonne of Zimri, and Ioha hys brother an Hathizite. 1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel a Mahanyte, Ieribai & Iosaia the sonnes of Elnaam, and Iithma a Moabite. 1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel and Obed, and Iasiel a Mesobaite.

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