2 Samuel 23 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel, 1 These are the last words of David: "The oracle of David son of Jesse, the oracle of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, Israel's singer of songs:
2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue. 2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.
3 "The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God, 3 The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God,
4 Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain. 4 he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth.
5 "Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow? 5 "Is not my house right with God? Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will he not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire?
6 "But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand; 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand.
7 But the man who touches them Must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear, And they will be completely burned with fire in their place." 7 Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie."
8 These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite, chief of the captains, he was called Adino the Eznite, because of eight hundred slain by him at one time; 8 These are the names of David's mighty men: Josheb-Basshebeth, a Tahkemonite, was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter.
9 and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had withdrawn. 9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty men, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered [at Pas Dammim] for battle. Then the men of Israel retreated,
10 He arose and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip the slain. 10 but he stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword. The LORD brought about a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead.
11 Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines. 11 Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel's troops fled from them.
12 But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory.
13 Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam, while the troop of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim. 13 During harvest time, three of the thirty chief men came down to David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.
14 David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.
15 David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!" 15 David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!"
16 So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD; 16 So the three mighty men 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.
17 and he said, "Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did. 17 "Far be it from me, O LORD, to do this!" he said. "Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?" And David would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three mighty men.
18 Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name as well as the three. 18 Abishai the brother of Joab son of Zeruiah 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.
19 He was most honored of the thirty, therefore he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the three 19 Was he not held in greater honor than the Three? He became their commander, even though he was not included among them
20 Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day. 20 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.
21 He killed an Egyptian, an impressive man. Now the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, but he went down to him with a club and snatched the spear from the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear 21 And he struck down a huge Egyptian. Although the Egyptian had a spear 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
22 These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name as well as the three mighty men. 22 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty men.
23 He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David appointed him over his guard. 23 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.
24 Asahel the brother of Joab was among the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 24 Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,
26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa,
27 Abiezer the Anathothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite, 27 Abiezer from Anathoth, Mebunnai the Hushathite,
28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,
29 Heleb the son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the sons of Benjamin, 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin,
30 Benaiah a Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash, 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash,
31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,
32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan, 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan
33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Ararite, 33 son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite,
34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maacathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, 35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,
36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri,
37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers of Joab the son of Zeruiah, 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah,
38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite 38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrit
39 Uriah the Hittite; thirty-seven in all. 39 and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.