1 Chronicles 11
David by a general consent is made king at Hebron.
1 Chronicles 11:1 Then did all Israel gather themselves together to David, unto Hebron, saying,Lo! thy bone and thy flesh, are we. 1 Chronicles 11:2 Moreover also, in time past even when Saul was king, thou, wast he that led out and brought in Israel,and Yahweh thy God said unto thee, Thou, shalt shepherd my people Israel, Yea, thou, shalt be chief ruler, over my people Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:3 Thus came all the elders of Israel unto the king, to Hebron, and David solemnised to them a covenant in Hebron, before Yahweh,and they anointed David to be king over Israel, according to the word of Yahweh, through Samuel.
He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour.
1 Chronicles 11:4 Then went David and all Israel to Jerusalem, the same, was Jebus,where were the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land. 1 Chronicles 11:5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said unto David, Thou shalt not come in hither,But David captured the citadel of Zion, the same, is the city of David. 1 Chronicles 11:6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites, first, shall become a chief, and a ruler,So then Joab son of Zeruiah, went up first, and became a chief. 1 Chronicles 11:7 And David dwelt in the citadel,for this cause, did they call it, The City of David. 1 Chronicles 11:8 And he built the city round about, from Millo even as far as the circuit,but, Joab, suffered the remainder of the city to live. 1 Chronicles 11:9 Thus did David wax greater and yet greater,and, Yahweh of Hosts, was with him.
A catalogue of David's mighty men.
1 Chronicles 11:10 Now, these, are the chiefs of the heroes, that pertained to David, who held strongly with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king,according to the word of Yahweh, concerning Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And, this, is the number of the heroes who pertained to David,Jashobeam son of a Hachmonite, chief of the thirty, the same, brandished his spear over three hundredslain at one time. 1 Chronicles 11:12 And, after him, was Eleazar son of Dodai, the Ahohite,he, was among the three heroes; 1 Chronicles 11:13 he, was with David in Pas-dammim, where, the Philistines, were gathered together to battle, and there was a field-plot full of barley,and, the people, fled, from before the Philistines; 1 Chronicles 11:14 so they took their stand in the midst of the plot and rescued it, and smote the Philistines,and Yahweh wrought a great victory.
1 Chronicles 11:15 And three of the thirty chiefs went down upon the rock, unto David, into the cave of Adullam,a host of Philistines, being encamped in the vale of Rephaim. 1 Chronicles 11:16 Now, David, then was in the stronghold,and, a garrison of Philistines, then was in Bethlehem. 1 Chronicles 11:17 And David longed, and saidWho will give me to drink of the water, out of the well of Bethlehem, that is within the gate? 1 Chronicles 11:18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was within the gate, and bare it, and brought it in unto David,yet would not David drink it, but poured it out unto Yahweh; 1 Chronicles 11:19 and saidFar be it from me, of my God, that I should do this! The blood of these men, shall I drink, with their lives? For, with their lives, have they brought it! So he would not drink it. These things, did the three heroes.
1 Chronicles 11:20 And, Abishai brother of Joabhe, was the chief of three, he, having brandished his spear against three hundredwho were slain,and so, he, had a name among three. 1 Chronicles 11:21 Of the three in the second rank, was he honourable, therefore became he their captain,though, unto the [first] three, did he not attain. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, son of a man of valour, hero of many a deed, from Kabzielhe, smote the two [sons] of Ariel of Moab, he, also went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit, in time of snow; 1 Chronicles 11:23 he, also smote an Egyptian, a man of [great] stature, five cubits, and, in the hand of the Egyptian, was a spear like a weaver's beam, so he went down unto him with a staff,and wrested the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, and slew him with his spear. 1 Chronicles 11:24 These things, did Benaiah son of Jehoiada, so, he, had a name among three heroes. 1 Chronicles 11:25 Among the thirty, lo! honourable, was he, but, unto the [first] three, did he not attain,howbeit David set him over his council.
1 Chronicles 11:26 Now, the heroes of the forces, were,Asahel, brother of Joab, Elhanan, son of Dodo, of Bethlehem; 1 Chronicles 11:27 Shammoth, the Harorite, Helez the Paltite; 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira, son of Ikkesh, the Tekoite, Abiezer, the Anathothite; 1 Chronicles 11:29 Sibbecai, the Hushathite, Ilai, the Ahohite; 1 Chronicles 11:30 Maharai, the Netophathite, Heled, son of Baanah, the Netophathite; 1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai, son of Ribai, of Gibeah, of the sons of Benjamin,Benaiah, the Pirathonite; 1 Chronicles 11:32 Hurai, of the torrents of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite; 1 Chronicles 11:33 Azmaveth, the Baharumite, Eliahba, the Shaalbonite; 1 Chronicles 11:34 the sons of Hashem, the Gizonite, Jonathan, son of Shageh, the Hararite; 1 Chronicles 11:35 Ahiam, son of Sacar, the Hararite, Eliphal, son of Ur; 1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher, the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite; 1 Chronicles 11:37 Hezro, the Carmelite, Naarai, son of Ezbai; 1 Chronicles 11:38 Joel, brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri; 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelek, the Ammonite,Naharai, the Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah; 1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira, the Ithrite, Gareb, the Ithrite; 1 Chronicles 11:41 Uriah, the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai; 1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina, son of Shiza, the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites and over the thirty; 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan, son of Maacah, and Joshaphat, the Mithnite; 1 Chronicles 11:44 Uzzia, the Ashterathite,Shama, and Jeiel, sons of Hotham, the Aroerite; 1 Chronicles 11:45 Jediael, son of Shimri, and Joha, his brother, the Tizite; 1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel, the Mahavite, and Jeribai and Joshaviah, sons of Elnaam,and Ithmah the Moabite; 1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel, of Zobah.