The people of Jebus taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here!” But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David.
David had said to his troops, “Whoever is first to attack the Jebusites will become the commander of my armies!” And Joab, the son of David’s sister Zeruiah, was first to attack, so he became the commander of David’s armies.
David made the fortress his home, and that is why it is called the City of David.
He extended the city from the supporting terraces to the surrounding area, while Joab rebuilt the rest of Jerusalem.
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And David became more and more powerful, because the of Heaven’s Armies was with him.
These are the leaders of David’s mighty warriors. Together with all Israel, they decided to make David their king, just as the had promised concerning Israel.
Here is the record of David’s mightiest warriors: The first was Jashobeam the Hacmonite, who was leader of the Three—the mightiest warriors among David’s men. He once used his spear to kill 300 enemy warriors in a single battle.
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Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah.
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He was with David when the Philistines gathered for battle at Pas-dammim and attacked the Israelites in a field full of barley. The Israelite army fled,
but Eleazar and David held their ground in the middle of the field and beat back the Philistines. So the saved them by giving them a great victory.
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Once when David was at the rock near the cave of Adullam, the Philistine army was camped in the valley of Rephaim. The Three (who were among the Thirty—an elite group among David’s fighting men) went down to meet him there.