Then the Three broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and they brought it to David. But David would not drink of it; he poured it out to the Lord,
and said, "My God forbid that I should do this. Can I drink the blood of these men? For at the risk of their lives they brought it." Therefore he would not drink it. The three warriors did these things.
Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, was chief of the Thirty. With his spear he fought against three hundred and killed them, and won a name beside the Three.
He was the most renowned of the Thirty, and became their commander; but he did not attain to the Three.
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant man of 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.
And he killed an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits tall. The Egyptian had in his hand a spear like a weaver's beam; but Benaiah went against him with a staff, snatched the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and killed him with his own spear.
Such were the things Benaiah son of Jehoiada did, and he won a name beside the three warriors.
He was renowned among the Thirty, but he did not attain to the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.
The warriors of the armies were Asahel brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
Shammoth of Harod, Helez the Pelonite,
Ira son of Ikkesh of Tekoa, Abiezer of Anathoth,