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2 Samuel 23

NRS 1 Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, son of Jesse, the oracle of the man whom God exalted, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the favorite of the Strong One of Israel: NIV 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: NRS 2 The spirit of the Lord speaks through me, his word is upon my tongue. NIV 2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. NRS 3 The God of Israel has spoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me: One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, NIV 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, NRS 4 is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land NIV 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. NRS 5 Is not my house like this with God? For he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. Will he not cause to prosper all my help and my desire? NIV 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? NRS 6 But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away; for they cannot be picked up with the hand; NIV 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. NRS 7 to touch them one uses an iron bar or the shaft of a spear. And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot. NIV 7 Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie." NRS 8 These are the names of the warriors whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite; he was chief of the Three; he wielded his spear against eight hundred whom he killed at one time. NIV 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. NRS 9 Next to him among the three warriors was Eleazar son of Dodo son of Ahohi. He was with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle. The Israelites withdrew, NIV 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, NRS 10 but he stood his ground. He struck down the Philistines until his arm grew weary, though his hand clung to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that day. Then the people came back to him—but only to strip the dead. NIV 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. NRS 11 Next to him was Shammah son of Agee, the Hararite. The Philistines gathered together at Lehi, where there was a plot of ground full of lentils; and the army fled from the Philistines. NIV 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. NRS 12 But he took his stand in the middle of the plot, defended it, and killed the Philistines; and the Lord brought about a great victory. NIV 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. NRS 13 Towards the beginning of harvest three of the thirty chiefs went down to join David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the valley of Rephaim. NIV 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. NRS 14 David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem NIV 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. NRS 15 David said longingly, "O that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!" NIV 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!" NRS 16 Then the three warriors broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it; he poured it out to the Lord, NIV 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. NRS 17 for he said, "The Lord forbid that I should do this. Can I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. The three warriors did these things. NIV 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. NRS 18 Now Abishai son of Zeruiah, the brother of Joab, was chief of the Thirty. With his spear he fought against three hundred men and killed them, and won a name beside the Three. NIV 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. NRS 19 He was the most renowned of the Thirty, and became their commander; but he did not attain to the Three NIV 19 Was he not held in greater honor than the Three? He became their commander, even though he was not included among them NRS 20 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen. NIV 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. NRS 21 And he killed an Egyptian, a handsome man. The Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but Benaiah went against him with a staff, snatched the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and killed him with his own spear NIV 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 NRS 22 Such were the things Benaiah son of Jehoiada did, and won a name beside the three warriors. NIV 22 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty men. NRS 23 He was renowned among the Thirty, but he did not attain to the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard. NIV 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. NRS 24 Among the Thirty were Asahel brother of Joab; Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem; NIV 24 Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem, NRS 25 Shammah of Harod; Elika of Harod; NIV 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, NRS 26 Helez the Paltite; Ira son of Ikkesh of Tekoa; NIV 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, NRS 27 Abiezer of Anathoth; Mebunnai the Hushathite; NIV 27 Abiezer from Anathoth, Mebunnai the Hushathite, NRS 28 Zalmon the Ahohite; Maharai of Netophah; NIV 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, NRS 29 Heleb son of Baanah of Netophah; Ittai son of Ribai of Gibeah of the Benjaminites; NIV 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, NRS 30 Benaiah of Pirathon; Hiddai of the torrents of Gaash; NIV 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash, NRS 31 Abi-albon the Arbathite; Azmaveth of Bahurim; NIV 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, NRS 32 Eliahba of Shaalbon; the sons of Jashen: Jonathan NIV 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan NRS 33 son of Shammah the Hararite; Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite; NIV 33 son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, NRS 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai of Maacah; Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite; NIV 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maacathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, NRS 35 Hezro of Carmel; Paarai the Arbite; NIV 35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, NRS 36 Igal son of Nathan of Zobah; Bani the Gadite NIV 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri, NRS 37 Zelek the Ammonite; Naharai of Beeroth, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah; NIV 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah, NRS 38 Ira the Ithrite; Gareb the Ithrite NIV 38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrit NRS 39 Uriah the Hittite—thirty-seven in all. NIV 39 and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.