Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

1 Chronicles 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

David Made King over All Israel

(2Sa 5:1–3 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:1 -

Then all Israel gathered to David at Hebron [fn]and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:2 - “In times past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who led out and brought in Israel; and the LORD your God said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and you shall be leader over My people Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:3 - So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, in accordance with the word of the LORD through Samuel.

Jerusalem Is the Capital City

(2Sa 5:6–10 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:4 -

Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus); and the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:5 - The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You shall not enter here.” Nevertheless David took the mountain stronghold of Zion (that is, the city of David).
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:6 - Now David had said, “Whoever is first to [fn]kill a Jebusite shall be chief and commander.” Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, so he became chief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:7 - Then David lived in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:8 - He [fn]built the city all around, from the [fn]Millo to the surrounding area; and Joab [fn]repaired the rest of the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:9 - And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of armies was with him.

David’s Mighty Men

(2Sa 23:8–39 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:10 -

Now these are the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who remained faithful to him in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, in accordance with the word of the LORD concerning Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:11 - These constitute the list of David’s mighty men: Jashobeam, the son of a Hachmonite, the chief of the thirty; he wielded his spear against three hundred [fn]whom he killed at one time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:12 -

After him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was [fn]one of the three mighty men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:13 - He was with David at [fn]Pas-dammim when the Philistines were gathered together there to battle, and there was a plot of land full of barley; and the people fled from the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:14 - But they took their stand in the midst of the plot and defended it, and defeated the Philistines; and the LORD saved them with a great [fn]victory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:15 -

Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the Valley of Rephaim.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:16 - David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:17 - And David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:18 - So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; however, David would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:19 - and he said, “Far be it from me before my God that I would do this. Shall I drink the blood of these men who went [fn]at the risk of their lives? For they brought it at the risk of their lives.” Therefore he would not drink it. The three mighty men did these things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:20 -

As for [fn]Abshai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the [fn]thirty, and he wielded his spear against three hundred [fn]and killed them; and he had a name [fn]as well as the [fn]thirty.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:21 - Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored, and he became their commander; however, he did not attain the reputation of the first three.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:22 -

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a warrior of Kabzeel, mighty in deeds, struck and killed the [fn]two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and struck and killed a lion inside a pit on a snowy day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:23 - And he killed an Egyptian, a man of great stature [fn]five cubits tall. Now in the Egyptian’s hand was a spear like a weaver’s beam, but he went down to him with a club and snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:24 - Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did these things, and had a name [fn]as well as the three mighty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:25 - Behold, he was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain the reputation of the first three; and David appointed him over his bodyguard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:26 -

Now the mighty men of the armies were Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:27 - [fn]Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the [fn]Pelonite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:28 - Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:29 - [fn]Sibbecai the Hushathite, [fn]Ilai the Ahohite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:30 - Maharai the Netophathite, [fn]Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:31 - Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the sons of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:32 - [fn]Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, [fn]Abiel the Arbathite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:33 - Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:34 - the sons of [fn]Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shagee the Hararite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:35 - Ahiam the son of [fn]Sacar the Hararite, [fn]Eliphal the son of Ur,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:36 - Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:37 - Hezro the Carmelite, [fn]Naarai the son of Ezbai,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:38 - Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:39 - Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:40 - Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:41 - Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:42 - Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:43 - Hanan the son of Maacah and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:44 - Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:45 - Jediael the son of Shimri and his brother Joha the Tizite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:46 - Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, Ithmah the Moabite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:47 - Eliel, Obed, and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit saying
Lit strike
Or fortified
I.e., terraced structure
Lit revived
Lit slain ones
Lit among
In 1 Sam 17:1, Ephes-dammim
Or salvation
Lit with their souls
In 2 Sam 23:18, Abishai
As in Syriac; MT three
Lit slain ones
Lit among the
As in Syriac; MT three
Or two lion-like heroes of
About 7.5 ft. or 2.3 m
Lit among the
In 2 Sam 23:25, Shammah the Harodite
In 2 Sam 23:26, Paltite
In 2 Sam 23:27, Mebunnai
In 2 Sam 23:28, Zalmon
In 2 Sam 23:29, Heleb
In 2 Sam 23:30, Hiddai
In 2 Sam 23:31, Abi-albon
In 2 Sam 23:32, Jashen
In 2 Sam 23:33, Sharar
In 2 Sam 23:34, Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai
In 2 Sam 23:35, Paarai the Arbite

New American Standard Bible 2020
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995, 2020
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
All rights reserved

The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.

For Permission To Quote visit

For more information on this translation, see the NASB20 Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan