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1 Chronicles 11 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:1 - All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:2 - In the past, even while Saul was king, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the LORD your God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.’ ”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:3 - When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, he made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel, as the LORD had promised through Samuel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:4 - David and all the Israelites marched to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus). The Jebusites who lived there

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:5 - said to David, “You will not get in here.” Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:6 - David had said, “Whoever leads the attack on the Jebusites will become commander-in-chief.” Joab son of Zeruiah went up first, and so he received the command.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:7 - David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:8 - He built up the city around it, from the terraces[fn] to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:9 - And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD Almighty was with him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:10 - These were the chiefs of David’s mighty warriors—they, together with all Israel, gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the LORD had promised—

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:11 - this is the list of David’s mighty warriors: Jashobeam,[fn] a Hakmonite, was chief of the officers[fn]; he raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:12 - Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite, one of the three mighty warriors.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:13 - He was with David at Pas Dammim when the Philistines gathered there for battle. At a place where there was a field full of barley, the troops fled from the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:14 - But they took their stand in the middle of the field. They defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:15 - Three of the thirty chiefs came down to David to the rock at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:16 - At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:17 - David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:18 - So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:19 - “God forbid that I should do this!” he said. “Should I drink the blood of these men who went at the risk of their lives?” Because they risked their lives to bring it back, David would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three mighty warriors.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:20 - Abishai the brother of Joab was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:21 - He was doubly honored above the Three and became their commander, even though he was not included among them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:22 - Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:23 - And he struck down an Egyptian who was five cubits[fn] tall. Although the Egyptian had a spear like a weaver’s rod in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:24 - Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:25 - He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:26 - The mighty warriors were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:27 - Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:28 - Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, Abiezer from Anathoth,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:29 - Sibbekai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:30 - Maharai the Netophathite, Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:31 - Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:32 - Hurai from the ravines of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:33 - Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:34 - the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan son of Shagee the Hararite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:35 - Ahiam son of Sakar the Hararite, Eliphal son of Ur,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:36 - Hepher the Mekerathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:37 - Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai son of Ezbai,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:38 - Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:39 - Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:40 - Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:41 - Uriah the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:42 - Adina son of Shiza the Reubenite, who was chief of the Reubenites, and the thirty with him,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:43 - Hanan son of Maakah, 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 son of Shimri, his brother Joha the Tizite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:46 - Eliel the Mahavite, Jeribai and Joshaviah the sons of Elnaam, Ithmah the Moabite,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:47 - Eliel, Obed and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.
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Or the Millo
Possibly a variant of Jashob-Baal
Or Thirty; some Septuagint manuscripts Three (see also 2 Samuel 23:8)
That is, about 7 feet 6 inches or about 2.3 meters

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