2 Samuel 23
David, in his last words, professeth his faith in God's promises to be beyond sense or experience.
2 Samuel 23:1 And these [are] the last words of David:'The affirmation of David son of JesseAnd the affirmation of the man raised upConcerning the Anointed of the God of Jacob, And the Sweetness of the Songs of Israel: 2 Samuel 23:2 The Spirit of Jehovah hath spoken by me, And His word [is] on my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:3 He saidthe God of Israelto me, He spakethe Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man [is] righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God. 2 Samuel 23:4 And as the light of morning he riseth, A morning sunno clouds! By the shining, by the rain, Tender grass of the earth! 2 Samuel 23:5 Fornot so [is] my house with God; Fora covenant age-during He made with me, Arranged in all things, and kept; Forall my salvation, and all desire, ForHe hath not caused [it] to spring up.
The different state of the wicked.
2 Samuel 23:6 As to the worthlessAs a thorn driven away [are] all of them, Fornot by hand are they taken; 2 Samuel 23:7 And the man who cometh against them Is filled with iron and the staff of a spear, And with fire they are utterly burnt In the cessation.'
A catalogue of David's mighty men.
2 Samuel 23:8 These [are] the names of the mighty ones whom David hath: sitting in the seat [is] the Tachmonite, head of the captainshe [is] Adino, who hardened himself against eight hundredwounded at one time. 2 Samuel 23:9 And after him [is] Eleazar son of Dodo, son of Ahohi, of the three mighty men with David; in their exposing themselves among the Philistinesthey have been gathered there to battle, and the men of Israel go up 2 Samuel 23:10 he hath arisen, and smiteth among the Philistines till that his hand hath been weary, and his hand cleaveth unto the sword, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation on that day, and the people turn back after him only to strip off. 2 Samuel 23:11 And after him [is] Shammah son of Agee the Hararite, and the Philistines are gathered into a company, and there is there a portion of the field full of lentiles, and the people hath fled from the presence of the Philistines, 2 Samuel 23:12 and he stationeth himself in the midst of the portion, and delivereth it, and smiteth the Philistines, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation. 2 Samuel 23:13 And three of the thirty heads go down and come unto the harvest, unto David, unto the cave of Adullam, and the company of the Philistines are encamping in the valley of Rephaim, 2 Samuel 23:14 and David [is] then in a fortress, and the station of the Philistines [is] then in Beth-Lehem, 2 Samuel 23:15 and David longeth and saith, 'Who doth give me a drink of the water of the well of Beth-Lehem, which [is] by the gate?' 2 Samuel 23:16 And the three mighty ones cleave through the camp of the Philistines, and draw water out of the well of Beth-Lehem, which [is] by the gate, and take [it] up, and bring in unto David; and he was not willing to drink it, and poureth it out to Jehovah, 2 Samuel 23:17 and saith, 'Far be it from me, O Jehovah, to do this; is it the blood of the men who are going with their lives?' and he was not willing to drink it; these [things] did the three mighty ones. 2 Samuel 23:18 And Abishai brother of Joab, son of Zeruiah, he [is] head of three, and he is lifting up his spear against three hundredwounded, and he hath a name among three. 2 Samuel 23:19 Of the three is he not the honoured? and he becometh their head; and unto the [first] three he hath not come. 2 Samuel 23:20 And Benaiah son of Jehoiada (son of a man of valour, great in deeds from Kabzeel), he hath smitten two lion-like men of Moab, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit in a day of snow. 2 Samuel 23:21 And he hath smitten the Egyptian man, a man of appearance, and in the hand of the Egyptian [is] a spear, 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. 2 Samuel 23:22 These [things] hath Benaiah son of Jehoiada done, and hath a name among three mighty. 2 Samuel 23:23 Of the thirty he is honoured, and unto the three he came not; and David setteth him over his guard. 2 Samuel 23:24 Asahel brother of Joab [is] of the thirty; Elhanan son of Dodo of Beth-Lehem. 2 Samuel 23:25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, 2 Samuel 23:26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, 2 Samuel 23:27 Abiezer the Annethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite, 2 Samuel 23:28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, 2 Samuel 23:29 Heleb son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ittai son of Ribai from Gibeah of the sons of Benjamin, 2 Samuel 23:30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash, 2 Samuel 23:31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, 2 Samuel 23:32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, [of] the sons of Jashen, Jonathan, 2 Samuel 23:33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, 2 Samuel 23:34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai, son of the Maachathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, 2 Samuel 23:35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, 2 Samuel 23:36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, Bani the Gadite, 2 Samuel 23:37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, bearer of the weapons of Joab son of Zeruiah, 2 Samuel 23:38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 2 Samuel 23:39 Uriah the Hittite; in all thirty and seven.