1 Chronicles 11 ©
David by general consent is made king over Israel at Hebron. He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites: Joab for his valour is made chief: David's prosperity through God's blessing. A catalogue of David's mighty men, with their principal achievements.
Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David dmade a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, eaccording to the word of the LORD 3by Samuel.
And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be 4chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.
And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it 5the city of David.
And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; 9Jashobeam, 10an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear lagainst three hundred slain by him at one time.
¶Now p14three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men uthat have put their lives in jeopardy? for 15with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.
Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
And he slew an Egyptian, 17a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear xlike a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him ywith his own spear.
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.
Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
Shammoth the 18Harorite, He-lez the 19Pelonite,
Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abi-ezer the Antothite,
20Sibbecai the Hushathite, 21Ilai the Ahohite,
Maharai the Netophathite, 22Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
23Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, 24Abiel the Arbathite,
Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
The sons of 25Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,
Ahiam the son of 26Sacar the Hararite, 27Eliphal the son of 28Ur,
Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
29Hezro the Carmelite, 30Naarai the son of Ezbai,
Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of 31Haggeri,
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,
Jediael the son of 32Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.