Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty men.
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.
The mighty men were: Asahel1 the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
Shammoth2 the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, Abiezer3 from Anathoth,
Sibbecai4 the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
Maharai the Netophathite, Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite,
Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, Benaiah5 the Pirathonite,632
Hurai from the ravines of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan son of Shagee the Hararite,