Now three of the thirtychiefmenwentdown to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam, while 1the army of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim.
16David was then in the stronghold, while 2the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
17Davidhad a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate !"
So the threebrokethrough the camp of the Philistines and drewwater from the well of Bethlehemwhich was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David ; nevertheless Davidwould not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD ;
and he said, "Be it far from me before my God that I should dothis. Shall I drink the blood of thesemen who went aat the risk of their lives ? For at the risk of their lives they brought it." Therefore he would not drink it. Thesethings the threemightymendid.
As for bAbshai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the cthirty, and he swung his spearagainstthreehundreddand killed them; and he had a name as well as the ethirty.
Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored and became their commander ; however, he did not attain to the first three.
223Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiantman of Kabzeel, mighty in deeds, struckdown the ftwo sons of Ariel of Moab. He also wentdown and gkilled a lioninside a pit on a snowyday.
He hkilled an Egyptian, a man of great staturefiveicubits tall. Now in the Egyptian'shand was 4a spear like a weaver'sbeam, but he wentdown to him with a club and snatched the spear from the Egyptian'shand and jkilled him with his own spear.
24These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiadadid, and had a name as well as the threemightymen.
25Behold, he was honoredamong the thirty, but he did not attain to the three ; and Davidappointed him over his guard.