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2 Samuel 23 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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David’s Last Song

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:1 - Now these are the last words of David.
David the son of Jesse declares,
The man who was raised on high,
The anointed of the God of Jacob
And the sweet psalmist of Israel, declares
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:2 - “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me,
And His word was on my tongue
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 - “The God of Israel said it;
The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over mankind righteously,
Who rules in the fear of God
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:4 - Is like the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds,
When the fresh grass springs out of the earth
From sunshine after rain.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:5 - “Is my house not indeed so with God?
For He has made an everlasting covenant with me,
Properly ordered in all things, and secured;
For will He not indeed make
All my salvation and all my delight grow
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - “But the worthless, every one of them, are like scattered thorns,
Because they cannot be taken in hand
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:7 - Instead, the man who touches them
Must be [fn]armed with iron and the shaft of a spear,
And they will be completely burned with fire in their [fn]place.”

David’s Mighty Men

(1Ch 11:10–47 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:8 - These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth, a Tahchemonite, chief of the [fn]captains; he was called Adino the Eznite because of eight hundred who were killed by him at one time
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:9 - And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had [fn]withdrawn
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He rose up and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and [fn]it clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder the dead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:11 - Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee, a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered [fn]into an army where there was a plot of land full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:12 - But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it, and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:13 - Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David at harvest time to the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the Valley of Rephaim
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:14 - David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:15 - 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 Box2Sa 23:16 - So the three mighty men forced their way into the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and carried it and brought it to David. Yet he would not drink it, but poured it out as an offering to the LORD
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - and he said, “Far be it from me, LORD, that I would do this! Should I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” So he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:18 - Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the [fn]thirty. And he swung his spear against three hundred [fn]and killed them, and had a name [fn]as well as the three
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:19 - He was the most honored among the thirty, so he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the reputation of the three
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:20 - Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done great deeds, [fn]killed the [fn]two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:21 - And he [fn]killed an Egyptian, [fn]an impressive man. Now the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, 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 Box2Sa 23:22 - These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name [fn]as well as the three mighty men
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:23 - He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain the reputation of the three. And David appointed him over his bodyguard
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:24 - Asahel the brother of Joab was among the thirty; and there was Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:25 - Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:26 - Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:27 - Abiezer the Anathothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:28 - Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:29 - Heleb the son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the sons of Benjamin
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:30 - Benaiah a Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:31 - Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:32 - Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:33 - Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Ararite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:34 - Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:35 - Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:36 - Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:37 - Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers of Joab the son of Zeruiah
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:38 - Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:39 - and Uriah the Hittite; thirty-seven in all
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit filled
Lit sitting
Or three
Lit gone up
Lit his hand
Or possibly, at Lehi
As in two Heb mss and Syriac; MT three
Lit slain ones
Lit among the
Lit struck
Or two warriors of Moab
Lit struck
Lit a man of appearance
Lit among the

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