1 Chronicles 12 ©
The companies that came to David at Ziklag. The armed troops that came to him at Hebron.
Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the hHaruphite,
Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,
And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into jthe hold to the wilderness men of might, and men 3of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and *buckler, whose kfaces were like the faces of lions, and were 4as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: 5one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.
And David went out 7to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall 8be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no 9wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and nrebuke it.
Then othe spirit 10came upon pAmasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
And tthey helped David 12against the band of the rovers: for they were all umighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;
And of the ghalf tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.
And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, 21expert in war, forty thousand.
Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and 22meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was ojoy in Israel.