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1 Chronicles 11 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron, and said, "Behold, we are your bone and flesh. 1 All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, "We are your own flesh and blood.
2 In times past, even when Saul was king, it was you that led out and brought in Israel; and the LORD your God said to you, 'You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over my people Israel.'" 2 In the past, even while Saul was king, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the LORD your God said to you, 'You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.' "
3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel. 3 When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, he made a compact with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel, as the LORD had promised through Samuel.
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, that is Jebus, where the Jeb'usites were, the inhabitants of the land. 4 David and all the Israelites marched to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus). The Jebusites who lived there
5 The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, "You will not come in here." Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David. 5 said to David, "You will not get in here." Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, the City of David.
6 David said, "Whoever shall smite the Jeb'usites first shall be chief and commander." And Jo'ab the son of Zeru'iah went up first, so he became chief. 6 David had said, "Whoever leads the attack on the Jebusites will become commander-in-chief." Joab son of Zeruiah went up first, and so he received the command.
7 And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David. 7 David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David.
8 And he built the city round about from the Millo in complete circuit; and Jo'ab repaired the rest of the city. 8 He built up the city around it, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.
9 And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him. 9 And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD Almighty was with him.
10 Now these are the chiefs of David's mighty men, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel. 10 These were the chiefs of David's mighty men--they, together with all Israel, gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the LORD had promised--
11 This is an account of David's mighty men: Jasho'be-am, a Hach'monite, was chief of the three; he wielded his spear against three hundred whom he slew at one time. 11 this is the list of David's mighty men: Jashobeam, a Hacmonite, was chief of the officers; he raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter.
12 And next to him among the three mighty men was Elea'zar the son of Dodo, the Aho'hite. 12 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men.
13 He was with David at Pas-dam'mim when the Philistines were gathered there for battle. There was a plot of ground full of barley, and the men fled from the Philistines. 13 He was with David at Pas Dammim when the Philistines gathered there for battle. At a place where there was a field full of barley, the troops fled from the Philistines.
14 But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great victory. 14 But they took their stand in the middle of the field. They defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory.
15 Three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David at the cave of Adullam, when the army of Philistines was encamped in the valley of Reph'aim. 15 Three of the thirty chiefs came down to David to the rock at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.
16 David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem. 16 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.
17 And David said longingly, "O that some one would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!" 17 David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!"
18 Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took and brought it to David. But David would not drink of it; he poured it out to the LORD, 18 So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the LORD.
19 and said, "Far be it from me before my God that I should do this. Shall I drink the lifeblood of these men? For at the risk of their lives they brought it." Therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men. 19 "God forbid that I should do this!" he said. "Should I drink the blood of these men who went at the risk of their lives?" Because they risked their lives to bring it back, David would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three mighty men.
20 Now Abi'shai, the brother of Jo'ab, was chief of the thirty. And he wielded his spear against three hundred men and slew them, and won a name beside the three. 20 Abishai the brother of Joab was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three.
21 He was the most renowned of the thirty, and became their commander; but he did not attain to the three. 21 He was doubly honored above the Three and became their commander, even though he was not included among them.
22 And Benai'ah the son of Jehoi'ada was a valiant man of Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he smote two ariels of Moab. He also went down and slew a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen. 22 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits tall. The Egyptian had in his hand a spear like a weaver's beam; but Benai'ah went down to him with a staff, and snatched the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. 23 And he struck down an Egyptian who was seven and a half feet tall. Although the Egyptian had a spear like a weaver's rod in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear.
24 These things did Benai'ah the son of Jehoi'ada, and won a name beside the three mighty men. 24 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty men.
25 He was renowned among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David set him over his bodyguard. 25 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.
26 The mighty men of the armies were As'ahel the brother of Jo'ab, Elha'nan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 26 The mighty men were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
27 Shammoth of Harod, Helez the Pel'onite, 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
28 Ira the son of Ikkesh of Teko'a, Abi-e'zer of An'athoth, 28 Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, Abiezer from Anathoth,
29 Sib'becai the Hu'shathite, I'lai the Aho'hite, 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
30 Ma'harai of Netoph'ah, Heled the son of Ba'anah of Netoph'ah, 30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite,
31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gib'e-ah of the Benjaminites, Benai'ah of Pira'thon, 31 Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
32 Hurai of the brooks of Ga'ash, Abi'el the Ar'bathite, 32 Hurai from the ravines of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
33 Az'maveth of Baha'rum, Eli'ahba of Sha-al'bon, 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
34 Hashem the Gi'zonite, Jonathan the son of Shagee the Har'arite, 34 the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan son of Shagee the Hararite,
35 Ahi'am the son of Sachar the Har'arite, Eli'phal the son of Ur, 35 Ahiam son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal son of Ur,
36 Hepher the Meche'rathite, Ahi'jah the Pel'onite, 36 Hepher the Mekerathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
37 Hezro of Carmel, Na'arai the son of Ezbai, 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai son of Ezbai,
38 Jo'el the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri, 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri,
39 Zelek the Ammonite, Na'harai of Be-er'oth, the armor-bearer of Jo'ab the son of Zeru'iah, 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah,
40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
41 Uri'ah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai, 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai,
42 Ad'ina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a leader of the Reubenites, and thirty with him, 42 Adina son of Shiza the Reubenite, who was chief of the Reubenites, and the thirty with him,
43 Hanan the son of Ma'acah, and Josh'aphat the Mithnite, 43 Hanan son of Maacah, Joshaphat the Mithnite,
44 Uzzi'a the Ash'terathite, Shama and Je-i'el the sons of Hotham the Aro'erite, 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite,
45 Jedi'a-el the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite, 45 Jediael son of Shimri, his brother Joha the Tizite,
46 Eli'el the Ma'havite, and Jer'ibai, and Joshavi'ah, the sons of El'na-am, and Ithmah the Mo'abite, 46 Eliel the Mahavite, Jeribai and Joshaviah the sons of Elnaam, Ithmah the Moabite,
47 Eli'el, and Obed, and Ja-asi'el the Mezo'ba-ite. 47 Eliel, Obed and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.