11Now these are the ones who came to David at Ziklag, while he was stillrestrictedbecause of Saul the son of Kish ; and they were among the mightymen who helped him in war.
They were equipped with bows, 2using both the righthand and the left to sling stones and to shoot arrows from the bow ; 3they were Saul'skinsmen from Benjamin.
The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite ; and Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth, and Beracah and Jehu the Anathothite,
and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mightyman among the thirty, and over the thirty. aThen Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite,
5bEluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah, Shephatiah the Haruphite,
6Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer, Jashobeam, the Korahites,
and Joelah and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
From the Gadites there ccameover to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mightymen of valor, mentrained for war, who could handleshield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and 4they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.
9Ezer was the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
10Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
11Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
13Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh .
14These of the sons of Gad were dcaptains of the army ; 5he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.
156These are the oneswhocrossed the Jordan in the firstmonth when it was overflowingall its banks and they put to flightall those in the valleys, both to the east and to the west.
Then some of the sons of Benjamin and Judahcame to the stronghold to David.
17Davidwent out to meet them, and said to them, "If you comepeacefully to me to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, since there is noewrong in my hands, may the God of our fatherslook on it and decide."
Then 7the Spiritfcame upon 8Amasai, who was the chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, O David, And with you, O son of Jesse ! 9Peace, peace to you, And peace to him who helps you; Indeed, your Godhelps you!" Then Davidreceived them and made them gcaptains of the band.
1910From Manasseh also somedefected to David when he was about to go to battle with the PhilistinesagainstSaul. But they did not help them, for the lords of the Philistines after consultationsent him away, saying, "At the cost of our heads he may defect to his masterSaul."
As he went to Ziklag there defected to him from Manasseh : Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai, hcaptains of thousandswho belonged to Manasseh.
They helpedDavidagainst11the band of raiders, for they were allmightymen of valor, and were captains in the army.
For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a greatarmy12like the army of God.
Now these are the numbers of the idivisionsequipped for war, 13who came to David at Hebron, 14to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, 15according to the jword of the LORD.
The sons of Judah who boreshield and spear were 6,800 , equipped for war.
Of the sons of Simeon, mightymen of valor for war, 7,100 .
Of the sons of Levi4,600 .
Now Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron, and with him were 3,700 ,
also 16Zadok, a youngmanmighty of valor, and of his father'shousetwenty-twocaptains.
Of the sons of Benjamin, 17Saul'skinsmen, 3,000 ; for untilnow18the greatestpart of them had kept their allegiance to the house of Saul.
Of the sons of Ephraim20,800 , mightymen of valor, famousmen in their fathers'households.
Of the half-tribe of Manasseh18,000 , who were designated by name to come and makeDavidking.
Of the sons of Issachar, 19men who understood the times, with knowledge of whatIsrael should do, their chiefs were two hundred ; and all their kinsmen were at their command.
Of Zebulun, there were 50,000 who went out in the army, who could draw up in battleformation with all kinds of weapons of war and helped David kwith 20an undividedheart.
Of Naphtali there were 1,000captains, and with them 37,000 with shield and spear.
Of the Danites who could draw up in battleformation, there were 28,600 .
Of Asher there were 40,000 who went out in the army to draw up in battleformation.
From the otherside of the Jordan, of the Reubenites and the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, there were 120,000 with all kinds of weapons of war for the battle.
38Allthese, being men of war who could draw up in battleformation, came to Hebron with 21a perfectheart to makeDavidkingoverallIsrael ; and all the restalso of Israel were of onemind to makeDavidking.
They were there with Davidthreedays, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.
Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, 22broughtfood on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, greatquantities of flourcakes, figcakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep. There was joyindeed in Israel.