2 Samuel 23 ©
David's last words, setting forth the happiness and confidence of the just man, and the different state of the wicked. A catalogue of David's mighty men.
NOW these be athe last words of David. bDavid the son of Jesse said, and cthe man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the dsweet psalmist of Israel, said,
Although my house be knot so with God; yet he hath lmade with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for mthis is all my salvation, and all my desire, although nhe make it not to grow.
But the man that shall touch them must be 2fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.
¶These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: 3The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, 4whom he slew at one time.
And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured zit out unto the LORD.
And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this athe blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among three mighty men.
He was more 11honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him 12over his 13guard.
Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,
jAbi-ezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,
Zalmon the Ahohite, kMaharai the Netophathite,
Eliahba the Shaalbonite, oof the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,
Shammah the Hararite, pAhiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,
rHezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,
sIgal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,
tZelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armourbearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah,