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2 Samuel 23

MSG 1 These are David's last words: The voice of the son of Jesse, the voice of the man God took to the top, Whom the God of Jacob made king, and Israel's most popular singer! 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: MSG 2 God's Spirit spoke through me, his words took shape on my tongue. NIV 2 “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. MSG 3 The God of Israel spoke to me, Israel's Rock-Mountain said, "Whoever governs fairly and well, 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 people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, MSG 4 Is like first light at daybreak without a cloud in the sky, Like green grass carpeting earth, glistening under fresh rain. 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.’ MSG 5 And this is just how my regime has been, for God guaranteed his covenant with me, Spelled it out plainly and kept every promised word - My entire salvation, my every desire. 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. MSG 6 But the devil's henchmen are like thorns culled and piled as trash; NIV 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. MSG 7 Better not try to touch them; keep your distance with a rake or hoe. They'll make a glorious bonfire! NIV 7 Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie.” MSG 8 This is the listing of David's top men. Josheb-Basshebeth, the Tahkemonite. He was chief of the Three. He once put his spear to work against eight hundred - killed them all in a day. 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. MSG 9 Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite was the next of the elite Three. He was with David when the Philistines poked fun at them at Pas Dammim. When the Philistines drew up for battle, Israel 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, MSG 10 But Eleazar stood his ground and killed Philistines right and left until he was exhausted - but he never let go of his sword! A big win for God that day. The army then rejoined Eleazar, but all there was left to do was the clean-up. 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. MSG 11 Shammah son of Agee the Hararite was the third of the Three. The Philistines had mustered for battle at Lehi, where there was a field full of lentils. Israel fled before 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. MSG 12 , but Shammah took his stand at the center of the field, successfully defended it, and routed the Philistines. Another great victory for God! 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. MSG 13 One day during harvest, the Three parted from the Thirty and joined David at the Cave of Adullam. A squad of Philistines had set up camp in the Valley of Rephaim. 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. MSG 14 While David was holed up in the Cave, the Philistines had their base camp in Bethlehem NIV 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. MSG 15 David had a sudden craving and said, "Would I ever like a drink of water from the well at the gate of 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!” MSG 16 So the Three penetrated the Philistine lines, drew water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem, and brought it back to David. But David wouldn't drink it; he poured it out as an offering to God, 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. MSG 17 saying, "There is no way, God, that I'll drink this! This isn't mere water, it's their life-blood - they risked their very lives to bring it!" So David refused to drink it. This is the sort of thing that the Three 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. MSG 18 Abishai brother of Joab and son of Zeruiah was the head of the Thirty. He once got credit for killing three hundred with his spear, but he was never named in the same breath 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. MSG 19 He was the most respected of the Thirty and was their captain, but never got included 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. MSG 20 Benaiah son of Jehoiada from Kabzeel was a vigorous man who accomplished a great deal. He once killed two lion cubs in Moab. Another time, on a snowy day, he climbed down into a pit and killed a lion. 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. MSG 21 Another time he killed a formidable Egyptian. The Egyptian was armed with a spear and Benaiah went against him with nothing but a walking stick; he seized the spear from his grip 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. MSG 22 These are the things that Benaiah son of Jehoiada is famous for. But neither did he ever get ranked with the Three. NIV 22 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. MSG 23 He was held in greatest respect among the Thirty, but he never got included with the Three. 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. MSG 24 "The Thirty" consisted of: 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, MSG 25 Shammah the Harodite; Elika the Harodite; NIV 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, MSG 26 Helez the Paltite; Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; NIV 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, MSG 27 Abiezer the Anathothite; Sibbecai the Hushathite; NIV 27 Abiezer from Anathoth, Sibbekai the Hushathite, MSG 28 Zalmon the Ahohite; Maharai the Netophathite; NIV 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, MSG 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite; Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah of the Benjaminites; NIV 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, MSG 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite; Hiddai from the badlands of Gaash; NIV 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash, MSG 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite; Azmaveth the Barhumite; NIV 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, MSG 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite; Jashen the Gizonite; NIV 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan MSG 33 Shammah the Hararite; Ahiam son of Sharar the Urite; NIV 33 son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, MSG 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maacathite; Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite; NIV 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maakathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, MSG 35 Hezro the Carmelite; Paarai the Arbite; NIV 35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, MSG 36 Igal son of Nathan, commander of the army of Hagrites NIV 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri, MSG 37 Zelek the Ammonite; Naharai the Beerothite, weapon bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah; NIV 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah, MSG 38 Ira the Ithrite; Gareb the Ithrite NIV 38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite MSG 39 Uriah the Hittite. Thirty-seven, all told. NIV 39 and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.

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