1 Chronicles 12
The companies that came to David at Ziklag.
1 Chronicles 12:1 And these folowenge came to Dauid to Zikelag, whyle he yet kept hym selfe close for feare of Saul the sonne of Cis: and they were of the men that socoured the battell, 1 Chronicles 12:2 wepened wyth boowes, and coulde handle stones, arowes and bow as well wyth the lefte hande as wyth the ryght, and were of Sauls brethren, euen of þe trybe of Beniamin. 1 Chronicles 12:3 The chefest were Ahiezer and Ioas the sonnes of Samaah a Gobaonite, and Iaziel a Phalite, the sonnes of Azmoth. Baracah and Iehu of Anathoth. 1 Chronicles 12:4 And Isamaiah a Gabaonite as mightye as any of thyrtye and more myghtye to. And Ieremiah, Iehaziel, Iohanan and Iosabad of Gedor. 1 Chronicles 12:5 Eleusai, Ierimoth Baaliah Samariah and Saphatiah: Haraphites, 1 Chronicles 12:6 Elcanah, Iesiah, Azrael, Ioezer, Ioseboam of Karehim. 1 Chronicles 12:7 And Ioelah and Zabadiah the sonnes of Ieroham of Gedor. 1 Chronicles 12:8 And of the Gadites there separated them selues vnto Dauid when he kept an holde in the wildernesse, men of myghte and men apte for warre and coulde handle shylde & speare, whose faces were lyke the faces of Lyons, and they were therto as swifte as the Rooes of the mountaynes: 1 Chronicles 12:9 Ezer the fyrste, Obdiah the seconde, Eliab þe thyrde, 1 Chronicles 12:10 Masmannan the fourthe Ieremiah the fyfte, 1 Chronicles 12:11 Ethi the syxte, Eliel the seuenthe, 1 Chronicles 12:12 Iohanam the eight, Elsabad the nynthe, 1 Chronicles 12:13 Ieremiah the tenthe, and Macahbanai þe eleuenthe. 1 Chronicles 12:14 These were of the sonnes of Gad and were captaynes ouer the men of warre, the small ouer an hundred, and the greate ouer a thousande. 1 Chronicles 12:15 These are they that went ouer Iordan in the fyrste monethe, when he had fylled ouer all hys bancke. And they put to flight them of the valeye bothe of the East syde and also the Weste. 1 Chronicles 12:16 And there came of the chyldren of Beniamin and Iuda to the holde of Dauid. 1 Chronicles 12:17 And Dauid went out to them and answered and sayde to them: If ye be come peasablye vnto me, to helpe me, myne hert shalbe together with you. But and yf you come to begyle me and to be myne aduersarye, seynge ther is no wyckednes in myne handes, the God of oure fathers loke theron and rebuke yt. 1 Chronicles 12:18 And the spirite came vpon Amasai a captayne ouer .xxx. and he sayde, thyne are we Dauid, and on thy syde thou sonne of Iesai peace be wt the, and peace be with thine helpers, for thy God helpeth the. Then Dauid receyued them and made them heades of companyes of the men of warre. 1 Chronicles 12:19 And there felle of Manasseh to Dauid, when he went with the Philistines agaynst Saul to battel, but holpe them not. For the Lordes of the Philistines toke councel and sent him away saying: he wil fall to his maister Saul to the Ieopardye of oure heades. 1 Chronicles 12:20 And as he went to Zikelag there fell to him of Manasseh: Ednah Iozabad, Iediel, Michael, of Iozabad, Elihu and Zalthai, heades of þe thousandes of Manasseh. 1 Chronicles 12:21 And they holpe Dauid agaynst those rouers. For they were all myghtye men and Capitaynes in warre. 1 Chronicles 12:22 And there came one or other to Dauid daye by day to helpe him: vntyll it was a great Hoste, lyke the Hoste of God.
The armies that came to him at Hebron.
1 Chronicles 12:23 And this is the numbre of the heades prepared to battel, that came to Dauid to Hebron, to turne the kyngdom of Saul to hym, accordinge to the mouth of the Lord. 1 Chronicles 12:24 The chyldren of Iuda that bare shylde & sperre were sixe thousand and eight hundred trymmed to warre. 1 Chronicles 12:25 Of the chyldren of Symeon, men of myght to warre, seuen thousand and one hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:26 And of the chyldren of Leui were foure thousande and sixe hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:27 And Iehoiada was the chefe of them of Aaron, and with him thre thousand and seuen hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:28 And Zadock a younge man of greate power had hys fathers housholde wyth Capitaynes .xxij. 1 Chronicles 12:29 And of the chyldren of Beniamin the brethren of Saul, were thre thousand. And a great parte of them dyd yet folowe the house of Saul. 1 Chronicles 12:30 And of the chyldren of Ephraim, were .xx. thousand and eight hundred, men of myghte and named men in the housholdes of their fathers. 1 Chronicles 12:31 And of the halfe trybe of Manasseh .xviij. thousande, whyche were apoynted by name to go to make Dauid Kynge. 1 Chronicles 12:32 And of þe chyldren of Isacar, whyche were men that had vnderstandynge in the ryght tyme to knowe what Israel ought to do: The heedes of them were two hundred, and all theyr brethren at theyr wyll. 1 Chronicles 12:33 And of Zabulon that went out wyth the Hoste and proceded in the araye to battell wyth all maner of wepons of warre, fyftye thousande that kepte in order wyth one accorde. 1 Chronicles 12:34 And of Nephthali a thousande Capitaynes, and with them with shylde and speare .xxxvij. thousande. 1 Chronicles 12:35 And of Dan prepared to battell, were .xxviij. thousande and .vi. hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:36 And of Asser that went out wyth the Hoste to make battell, fourtie thousand. 1 Chronicles 12:37 And of the other syde Iordan, of the Rubenites, Gaddites and of the halfe trybe of Manasseh wyth all manner of instrumentes of warre an hundred and twentie thousand. 1 Chronicles 12:38 All these beynge men of warre able to ordre the araye, came to Hebron with pure herte, to make Dauid Kynge vpon all Israel. And therto all the rest of Israel was of one accorde to make Dauid Kynge. 1 Chronicles 12:39 And there they were with Dauid thre dayes eatynge & drynckyng: for theyr brethren prepared for them. 1 Chronicles 12:40 Moreouer they that were nye to them, as Isacar, Zabulon and Nephthali brought bredde on Asses, Camels, mules and oxen, & meate: floure, figges, reasyngs, wyne, oyle, oxen, and shepe aboundantlye. For there was myrthe in Israel.