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2 Samuel 23

NLT 1 These are the last words of David: “David, the son of Jesse, speaks— David, the man who was raised up so high, David, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, David, the sweet psalmist 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: NLT 2 “The Spirit of the speaks through me; his words are upon my tongue. NIV 2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. NLT 3 The God of Israel spoke. The Rock of Israel said to me: ‘The one who rules righteously, who rules 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, NLT 4 is like the light of morning at sunrise, like a morning without clouds, like the gleaming of the sun on new grass after rain.’ 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. NLT 5 “Is it not my family God has chosen? Yes, he has made an everlasting covenant with me. His agreement is arranged and guaranteed in every detail. He will ensure my safety and success. 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? NLT 6 But the godless are like thorns to be thrown away, for they tear the hand that touches them. NIV 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. NLT 7 One must use iron tools to chop them down; they will be totally consumed by fire.” NIV 7 Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie." NLT 8 These are the names of David’s mightiest warriors. The first was Jashobeam the Hacmonite, who was leader of the Three —the three mightiest warriors among David’s men. He once used his spear to kill 800 enemy warriors in a single battle. 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. NLT 9 Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. Once Eleazar and David stood together against the Philistines when the entire Israelite army had fled. 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, NLT 10 He killed Philistines until his hand was too tired to lift his sword, and the gave him a great victory that day. The rest of the army did not return until it was time to collect the plunder! 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. NLT 11 Next in rank was Shammah son of Agee from Harar. One time the Philistines gathered at Lehi and attacked the Israelites in a field full of lentils. The Israelite army fled, 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. NLT 12 but Shammah held his ground in the middle of the field and beat back the Philistines. So the 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. NLT 13 Once during the harvest, when David was at 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. 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. NLT 14 David was staying in the stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detachment had occupied the town of Bethlehem. NIV 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. NLT 15 David remarked longingly to his men, “Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem.” 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!" NLT 16 So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew some water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem, and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out as an offering to the . 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. NLT 17 “The forbid that I should drink this!” he exclaimed. “This water is as precious as the blood of these men who risked their lives to bring it to me.” So David did not drink it. These are examples of the exploits of the Three. 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. NLT 18 Abishai son of Zeruiah, the brother of Joab, was the leader of the Thirty. He once used his spear to kill 300 enemy warriors in a single battle. It was by such feats that he became as famous as 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. NLT 19 Abishai was the most famous of the Thirty and was their commander, though he was not one of 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 NLT 20 There was also Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant warrior from Kabzeel. He did many heroic deeds, which included killing two champions of Moab. Another time, on a snowy day, he chased a lion down into a pit and killed it. 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. NLT 21 Once, armed only with a club, he killed an imposing Egyptian warrior who was armed with a spear. Benaiah wrenched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with it. 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 NLT 22 Deeds like these made Benaiah as famous as the Three mightiest warriors. NIV 22 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty men. NLT 23 He was more honored than the other members of the Thirty, though he was not one of the Three. And David made him captain 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. NLT 24 Other members of the Thirty included: Asahel, Joab’s brother; Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem; NIV 24 Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem, NLT 25 Shammah from Harod; Elika from Harod; NIV 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, NLT 26 Helez from Pelon ; Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa; NIV 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, NLT 27 Abiezer from Anathoth; Sibbecai from Hushah; NIV 27 Abiezer from Anathoth, Mebunnai the Hushathite, NLT 28 Zalmon from Ahoah; Maharai from Netophah; NIV 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, NLT 29 Heled son of Baanah from Netophah; Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah (in the land of Benjamin); NIV 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, NLT 30 Benaiah from Pirathon; Hurai from Nahale-gaash ; NIV 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash, NLT 31 Abi-albon from Arabah; Azmaveth from Bahurim; NIV 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, NLT 32 Eliahba from Shaalbon; the sons of Jashen; Jonathan NIV 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan NLT 33 son of Shagee from Harar; Ahiam son of Sharar from Harar; NIV 33 son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, NLT 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai from Maacah; Eliam son of Ahithophel from Giloh; NIV 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maacathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, NLT 35 Hezro from Carmel; Paarai from Arba; NIV 35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, NLT 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah; Bani from Gad; NIV 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri, NLT 37 Zelek from Ammon; Naharai from 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, NLT 38 Ira from Jattir; Gareb from Jattir; NIV 38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrit NLT 39 Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all. NIV 39 and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.