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2 Samuel 23

CEBA 1 These are David's last words: This is the declaration of Jesse's son David, the declaration of a man raised high, a man anointed by the God of Jacob, a man favored by the strong one of Israel. NIV 1 These are the last words of David: “The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel’s songs: CEBA 2 The LORD's spirit speaks through me; his word is on my tongue. NIV 2 “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. CEBA 3 Israel's God has spoken, Israel's rock said to me: "Whoever rules rightly over people, whoever rules in the fear of God, NIV 3 The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, CEBA 4 is like the light of sunrise on a morning with no clouds, like the bright gleam after the rain that brings grass from the ground. NIV 4 he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.’ CEBA 5 Yes, my house is this way with God! He has made an eternal covenant with me, laid out and secure in every detail. Yes, he provides every one of my victories and brings my every desire to pass. NIV 5 “If my house were not right with God, surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part; surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire. CEBA 6 But despicable people are like thorns, all of them good for nothing, because they can't be carried by hand. NIV 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. CEBA 7 No one can touch them, except with iron bar or the shaft of a spear. They must be burned up with fire right 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.” CEBA 8 These are the names of David's warriors: Jeshbaal from Hachmon was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against eight hundred, killing them on a single occasion. NIV 8 These are the names of David’s mighty warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, a Tahkemonite, was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter. CEBA 9 Next in command was Eleazar, Dodo's son and Ahohi's grandson. He was among the three warriors with David when they insulted the Philistines who had gathered there for battle. The Israelites retreated, NIV 9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammim for battle. Then the Israelites retreated, CEBA 10 but he stood his ground and fought the Philistines until his hand was weary and stuck to the sword. But the LORD accomplished a great victory that day. The troops then returned to Eleazar, but only to plunder the dead. NIV 10 but Eleazar 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. CEBA 11 Next in command was Agee's son Shammah, who was from Harar. The Philistines had gathered at Lehi, where there was a plot of land full of lentils. The troops 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. CEBA 12 but Shammah took a position in the middle of the plot, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. The LORD accomplished 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. CEBA 13 At harvesttime, three of the thirty chiefs went down and joined David at the fortress of Adullam, while a force of Philistines were camped in the Rephaim Valley. NIV 13 During harvest time, three of the thirty chief warriors came down to David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. CEBA 14 At that time, David was in the fortress, and a Philistine fort was in Bethlehem NIV 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. CEBA 15 David had a craving and said, "If only someone could give me a drink of 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!” CEBA 16 So the three warriors broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it and poured it out to the LORD. NIV 16 So the three mighty warriors 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. CEBA 17 "The LORD forbid that I should do that," he said. "Isn't this the blood of men who risked their lives?" So he refused to drink it. These were the kinds of things the three warriors did. NIV 17 “Far be it from me, 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 warriors. CEBA 18 Now Zeruiah's son Abishai, the brother of Joab, was chief of the Thirty. He raised his spear against three hundred men, killed them, and made a name for himself along with 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. CEBA 19 He was the most famous of the Thirty. He became their commander, but he wasn't among 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. CEBA 20 Jehoiada's son Benaiah was a hero from Kabzeel who performed great deeds. He killed the two sons of Ariel from Moab. He once went down into a pit and killed a lion on a snowy day. NIV 20 Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. CEBA 21 He also killed a giant Egyptian who had a spear in his hand. Benaiah went against him armed with a staff. He grabbed 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. CEBA 22 These were the kinds of things Jehoiada's son Benaiah did. He made a name for himself along with the three warriors. NIV 22 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. CEBA 23 He was famous among the Thirty, but he didn't become one of the Three. David placed him in command of his own 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. CEBA 24 Among the Thirty were: Asahel, Joab's brother; Elhanan, Dodo's son from Bethlehem; NIV 24 Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem, CEBA 25 Shammah from Harod; Elika from Harod; NIV 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, CEBA 26 Helez from Pelet; Ira, Ikkesh's son from Tekoa; NIV 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, CEBA 27 Abiezer from Anathoth; Mebunnai the Hushathite; NIV 27 Abiezer from Anathoth, Sibbekai the Hushathite, CEBA 28 Zalmon from Ahoh; Maharai from Netophah; NIV 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, CEBA 29 Heleb, Baanah's son from Netophah; Ittai, Ribai's son from Gibeah in Benjamin; NIV 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, CEBA 30 Benaiah from Pirathon; Hiddai from the Gaash ravines; NIV 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash, CEBA 31 Abi-albon from the desert plain; Azmaveth from Bahurim; NIV 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, CEBA 32 Eliahba from Shaalbon; Jashen the Gizonite; Jonathan, NIV 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan CEBA 33 Shammah's son from Harar; Ahiam, Sharar's son from Harar; NIV 33 son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, CEBA 34 Eliphelet, Ahasbai's son from Maacah; Eliam, Ahithophel's son from Giloh; NIV 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maakathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, CEBA 35 Hezro from Carmel; Paarai from Erab; NIV 35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, CEBA 36 Igal, Nathan's son from Zobah; Bani the Gadite NIV 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri, CEBA 37 Zelek the Ammonite; Naharai from Beeroth, and the armor-bearer for Zeruiah's son Joab; NIV 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah, CEBA 38 Ira from Ither; Gaeb from Ither NIV 38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite CEBA 39 and Uriah the Hittite— thirty-seven in all. NIV 39 and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.

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