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2 Samuel 23 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:1 - And these are the last words of David: -- 'The affirmation of David son of Jesse -- And the affirmation of the man raised up -- Concerning the Anointed of the God of Jacob, And the Sweetness of the Songs of Israel:

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:2 - The Spirit of Jehovah hath spoken by me, And His word is on my tongue.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 - He said -- the God of Israel -- to me, He spake -- the Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man is righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:4 - And as the light of morning he riseth, A morning sun -- no clouds! By the shining, by the rain, Tender grass of the earth!

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:5 - For -- not so is my house with God; For -- a covenant age-during He made with me, Arranged in all things, and kept; For -- all my salvation, and all desire, For -- He hath not caused it to spring up.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - As to the worthless -- As a thorn driven away are all of them, For -- not by hand are they taken;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:7 - And the man who cometh against them Is filled with iron and the staff of a spear, And with fire they are utterly burnt In the cessation.'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:8 - These are the names of the mighty ones whom David hath: sitting in the seat is the Tachmonite, head of the captains -- he is Adino, who hardened himself against eight hundred -- wounded at one time.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:9 - And after him is Eleazar son of Dodo, son of Ahohi, of the three mighty men with David; in their exposing themselves among the Philistines -- they have been gathered there to battle, and the men of Israel go up --

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - he hath arisen, and smiteth among the Philistines till that his hand hath been weary, and his hand cleaveth unto the sword, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation on that day, and the people turn back after him only to strip off.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:11 - And after him is Shammah son of Agee the Hararite, and the Philistines are gathered into a company, and there is there a portion of the field full of lentiles, and the people hath fled from the presence of the Philistines,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:12 - and he stationeth himself in the midst of the portion, and delivereth it, and smiteth the Philistines, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:13 - And three of the thirty heads go down and come unto the harvest, unto David, unto the cave of Adullam, and the company of the Philistines are encamping in the valley of Rephaim,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:14 - and David is then in a fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:15 - and David longeth and saith, 'Who doth give me a drink of the water of the well of Beth-Lehem, which is by the gate?'

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:16 - And the three mighty ones cleave through the camp of the Philistines, and draw water out of the well of Beth-Lehem, which is by the gate, and take it up, and bring in unto David; and he was not willing to drink it, and poureth it out to Jehovah,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - and saith, 'Far be it from me, O Jehovah, to do this; is it the blood of the men who are going with their lives?' and he was not willing to drink it; these things did the three mighty ones.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:18 - And Abishai brother of Joab, son of Zeruiah, he is head of three, and he is lifting up his spear against three hundred -- wounded, and he hath a name among three.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:19 - Of the three is he not the honoured? and he becometh their head; and unto the first three he hath not come.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:20 - And Benaiah son of Jehoiada (son of a man of valour, great in deeds from Kabzeel), he hath smitten two lion-like men of Moab, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit in a day of snow.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:21 - And he hath smitten the Egyptian man, a man of appearance, and in the hand of the Egyptian is a spear, and he goeth down unto him with a rod, and taketh violently away the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, and slayeth him with his own spear.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:22 - These things hath Benaiah son of Jehoiada done, and hath a name among three mighty.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:23 - Of the thirty he is honoured, and unto the three he came not; and David setteth him over his guard.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:24 - Asahel brother of Joab is of the thirty; Elhanan son of Dodo of Beth-Lehem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:25 - Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:26 - Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:27 - Abiezer the Annethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:28 - Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:29 - Heleb son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ittai son of Ribai from Gibeah of the sons of Benjamin,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:30 - Benaiah the 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, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:33 - Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:34 - Eliphelet son of Ahasbai, son of the Maachathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:35 - Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:36 - Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, Bani the Gadite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:37 - Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, bearer of the weapons of Joab son of Zeruiah,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:38 - Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:39 - Uriah the Hittite; in all thirty and seven.

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