1 Chronicles 11
David by a general consent is made king at Hebron.
1 Chronicles 11:1 And gathered are all Israel unto David to Hebron, saying, 'Lo, thy bone and thy flesh [are] we; 1 Chronicles 11:2 even in time past, even in Saul's being king, it is thou who art taking out and bringing in Israel, and Jehovah thy God saith to thee: Thou dost feed My people Israel, and thou art leader over My people Israel.' 1 Chronicles 11:3 And all the elders of Israel come in unto the king to Hebron, and David maketh with them a covenant in Hebron before Jehovah, and they anoint David for king over Israel, according to the word of Jehovah by the hand of Samuel.
He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour.
1 Chronicles 11:4 And David goeth, and all Israel, to Jerusalemit [is] Jebusand there the Jebusite, the inhabitants of the land. 1 Chronicles 11:5 And the inhabitants of Jebus say to David, 'Thou dost not come in hither;' and David captureth the fortress of Zionit [is] the city of David. 1 Chronicles 11:6 And David saith, 'Whoever smiteth the Jebusite first doth become head and prince;' and go up first doth Joab son of Zeruiah and becometh head. 1 Chronicles 11:7 And David dwelleth in the fortress, therefore they have called it, 'City of David;' 1 Chronicles 11:8 and he buildeth the city round about, from Millo, and unto the circumference, and Joab restoreth the rest of the city. 1 Chronicles 11:9 And David goeth, going on and becoming great, and Jehovah of Hosts [is] with him.
A catalogue of David's mighty men.
1 Chronicles 11:10 And these [are] heads of the mighty ones whom David hath, who are strengthening themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to cause him to reign, according to the word of Jehovah, over Israel. 1 Chronicles 11:11 And this [is] an account of the mighty ones whom David hath: Jashobeam son of a Hachmonite [is] head of the thirty; he is lifting up his spear against three hundredwounded, at one time. 1 Chronicles 11:12 And after him [is] Eleazar son of Dodo the Ahohite, he [is] among the three mighty; 1 Chronicles 11:13 he hath been with David in Pas-Dammim, and the Philistines have been gathered there to battle, and a portion of the field is full of barley, and the people have fled from the face of the Philistines, 1 Chronicles 11:14 and they station themselves in the midst of the portion, and deliver it, and smite the Philistines, and Jehovah savetha great salvation.
1 Chronicles 11:15 And three of the thirty heads go down on the rock unto David, unto the cave of Adullam, and the host of the Philistines is encamping in the valley of Rephaim, 1 Chronicles 11:16 and David [is] then in the fortress, and the station of the Philistines [is] then in Beth-Lehem, 1 Chronicles 11:17 and David longeth, and saith, 'Who doth give me to drink water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that [is] at the gate!' 1 Chronicles 11:18 And the three break through the camp of the Philistines, and draw water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that [is] at the gate, and bear and bring in unto David, and David hath not been willing to drink it, and poureth it out to Jehovah, 1 Chronicles 11:19 and saith, 'Far be it from me, by my God, to do this; the blood of these men do I drink with their lives? for with their lives they have brought it;' and he was not willing to drink it; these [things] did the three mighty ones.
1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abishai brother of Joab, he hath been head of the three: and he is lifting up his spear against three hundredwounded, and hath a name among three. 1 Chronicles 11:21 Of the three by the two he is honoured, and becometh their head; and unto the [first] three he hath not come. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaiah son of Jehoiada, son of a man of valour, of great deeds, from Kabzeel: he hath smitten the two lion-like Moabites, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit, in the day of snow. 1 Chronicles 11:23 And he hath smitten the man, the Egyptiana man of measure, five by the cubitand in the hand of the Egyptian [is] a spear like a beam of weavers, and he goeth down unto him with a rod, and taketh violently away the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, and slayeth him with his own spear. 1 Chronicles 11:24 These [things] hath Benaiah son of Jehoiada done, and hath a name among the three mighty ones. 1 Chronicles 11:25 Of the thirty, lo, he [is] honoured, and unto the [first] three he hath not come, and David setteth him over his guard.
1 Chronicles 11:26 And the mighty ones of the forces [are] Asahel brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Beth-Lehem, 1 Chronicles 11:27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, 1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abi-Ezer the Annethothite, 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 brooks 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 Shage 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 Hezor the Carmelite, Naarai son of Ezbai, 1 Chronicles 11:38 Joel brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Haggeri, 1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, bearer of the weapons 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, head of the Reubenites, and by him thirty, 1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite, 1 Chronicles 11:44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel sons of Hothan 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 the Mesobaite.