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, & sayde: se we be they bones and they fleshe. 1 Chronicles 11:2 And moreouer in tyme past, euen when Saul was kynge, thou leddest Israel out and 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 And when al the elders of Israel were come to the kynge to Hebron, Dauid made a couenaunt with them there before the Lorde. And they annoynted Dauid king ouer Israell, accordynge to the worde of the Lorde by the hand of Samuel.
He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour.
1 Chronicles 11:4 And Dauid and all Israell went to Ierusalem whyche is Iebus: for there dwelt the Iebusites the enhabiters of the lande. 1 Chronicles 11:5 And þe enhabiters of Iebus sayd to Dauid, thou comest not here. Neuerthelater Dauid wanne the castel of Sion, which is called the cytye of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:6 Then sayde Dauid: whosoeuer smyte the Iebusites fyrst, shalbe the pryncypall captayne & a Lord. And Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah went fyrst vp, and was therfore þe chefe captayne. 1 Chronicles 11:7 And because Dauid dwelt in the castel, therfore it was called the cytye of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 11:8 And he built þe cyty on euery syde euen from Milo roundeabout. But Ioab repared the reste of the cytye. 1 Chronicles 11:9 And Dauid prospered and waxed greate, and the Lorde of Hostes was wyth hym.
A catalogue of David's mighty men.
1 Chronicles 11:10 These are the principal men of powre þt claue to Dauid in hys kyngdome wyth all Israel, to make hym kynge vpon Israel accordinge to the worde of the Lorde. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And this is the numbre of the myghtye men whyche Dauid had: Isabaam the sonne of Hachamoni the chefe of .xxx. he lyfte vp hys spere agaynst .iij. hundred, & slue them at one tyme. 1 Chronicles 11:12 And after hym Eleazar the sonne of Dodo an Ahothite, which was one of the thre mightyest. 1 Chronicles 11:13 He was wyth Dauid at Phasdamin where the Philistines were gathered to battel. And there was there a parsell of ground full of barleye, and the people fled for feare of the Phylystines. 1 Chronicles 11:14 And they stepte forth into the myddes of the furlonge and saued it and slue the Philistines. And the Lord gaue a great victorye.
1 Chronicles 11:15 And the thre of the .xxx. chefe went to a rocke to Dauid at the caue Odolam. And þe Hoste of the Phylystines had pytched in the valey of Raphaim. 1 Chronicles 11:16 And Dauid was in an holde. And there was a garison of the Philistines at Bethlehem that same tyme. 1 Chronicles 11:17 And Dauid longed & sayde: Oh that one would geue me of the water of the well of Bethlehem that is in the gate, for to drincke. 1 Chronicles 11:18 And þe thre brake thorow the Host of the Philistines and drew of the water of the well of Bethlehem that was in the gate, and toke it and brought yt to Dauid. Neuerthelesse Dauid woulde not dryncke of yt, but offered yt to the Lorde, 1 Chronicles 11:19 and sayd: God forbyd yt me, that I shoulde do thys thynge, that I shoulde dryncke the bloude of these men that haue put theyr lyues in Ieopardye (for with þe Ieopardye of theyr lyues they brought yt) & therfore he woulde not dryncke it. This dyd the thre myghtyest.
1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abisai the brother of Ioab was capitayne of the thre, and he lyfte vp hys spere agaynst .iij. hundred and slue them, and had a name amonge the thre. 1 Chronicles 11:21 And he was moche more nobler then anye of the thre, and was theyre captayne. But was not lyke to any of the thre in actes. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada the sonne of a stronge man that had done great deades & was of Cabzeel: he slue two stronge lyons of Moab, & went downe and slue a Lyon in a pyt in tyme of snowe, 1 Chronicles 11:23 And he slue an Egipcian whyche was a man of a size, euen fyue cubytes longe, and in hys hand had a speare lyke a weuers beame. And the other went to hym wyth a waster and plucked the speare out of the Egipcians hande, and slue hym wyth hys speare. 1 Chronicles 11:24 Soche thynges dyd Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and had a nawe wyth the thre myghtyest, 1 Chronicles 11:25 and was the gloryousest of thyrtye: but attayned not vnto the thre. Also Dauid made hym of hys secret councell.
1 Chronicles 11:26 And these were the beste men of warre of the Hoste: Asahel the brother of Ioab and Elhanan the sonne of Dodo out of Bethlehem. 1 Chronicles 11:27 Samoth the Harorite, Helez the Phalonite: 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira the sonne of Akes the Thekuite, Abieser the Anathothite: 1 Chronicles 11:29 Sobacai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite: 1 Chronicles 11:30 Maharai the Nethophathite and Heled the sonne of Baanah the Nethophatite: 1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai the sonne of Rebai of Gabaah that pertayneth to the chyldren of Beniamin: Banaiah the Pharathonite: 1 Chronicles 11:32 Haurai of the ryuer of Gaas, and Abiel the Arbathite: 1 Chronicles 11:33 Azmoth the Baharumite, Elahaba the Saalbonite. 1 Chronicles 11:34 The sonnes of Hassem the Gezonite, Ionathan the sonne of Sagah, an Haratite: 1 Chronicles 11:35 Ahiam the sonne of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the sonne of Vr. 1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher the Mecharathite, Ahiah the Phalonite: 1 Chronicles 11:37 Hezro the Carmelite and Naari the sonne of Azbai: 1 Chronicles 11:38 Ioel the brother of Nathan: Mibahar the sonne of Gari: 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelec an Ammonite and Nahari a Berothite the bearer of the Harnesse of Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah: 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Iethrite and Gareb a Iethrite 1 Chronicles 11:41 Vriah the Hethite, Zabad the sonne of Oholni: 1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina the sonne of Siza a Rubenite and an head amonge the Rubenites and .xxx. aboute hym: 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan the sonne of Maacah & Iosaphat a Mathanite: 1 Chronicles 11:44 Ozeah an Astharothite: Sama and Iaiel the sonnes of Hothan an Aroerite: 1 Chronicles 11:45 Iedial the sonne of Zamri and Ioha hys brother Thozites: 1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel a Mahumite. And Ieribai and Iosoiah the sonnes of Elnaem and Iethmah a Moabite. 1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel and Obed and Iasiel of Masobaiah.