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2 Samuel 23

NIRV 1 Here are David's last words. He said, "I am David, the son of Jesse. God has given me a message. The Most High God has greatly honored me. The God of Jacob anointed me as king. I am Israel's singer of songs. 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: NIRV 2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me. I spoke his word with my tongue. NIV 2 “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. NIRV 3 The God of Israel spoke. The Rock of Israel said to me, 'A king must rule over people in a way that is right. He must have respect for me when he rules. 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, NIRV 4 Then he will be like the light of morning at sunrise when there aren't any clouds. He will be like the bright sun after rain that makes the grass grow on the earth. 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.’ NIRV 5 "Isn't my royal family right with God? Hasn't he made a covenant with me that will last forever? Every part of it was well prepared and made secure. Won't he save me completely? Won't he give me everything I long for? 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. NIRV 6 But evil people are like thorns that are thrown away. You can't pick them up with your hands. NIV 6 But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. NIRV 7 Even if you touch them, you must use an iron tool or a spear. Thorns are burned up right where they are." NIV 7 Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie.” NIRV 8 Here are the names of David's mighty men. Josheb-Basshebeth was chief of the Three. He was a Tahkemonite. He used his spear against 800 men. He killed all of them at one time. 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. NIRV 9 Next to him was Eleazar. He was one of the three mighty men. He was the son of Dodai, the Ahohite. Eleazar was with David at Pas Dammim. That's where Israel's army made fun of the Philistines who were gathered there for battle. Then the men of Israel pulled back. 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, NIRV 10 But Eleazar stayed right where he was. He struck the Philistines down until his hand grew tired. But he still held on to his sword. The LORD helped him win a great battle that day. The troops returned to Eleazar. They came back to him only to take what they wanted from the dead bodies. 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. NIRV 11 Next to him was Shammah, the son of Agee. Shammah was a Hararite. The Philistines gathered together at a place where there was a field full of lentils. Israel's troops ran away from them. 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. NIRV 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He didn't let the Philistines capture it. He struck them down. The LORD helped him win a great battle. 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. NIRV 13 David was at the cave of Adullam. During harvest time, three of the 30 chief men came down to him there. A group of Philistines was camped 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. NIRV 14 At that time David was in his usual place of safety. Some Philistine troops were stationed at Bethlehem NIV 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. NIRV 15 David longed for water. He said, "I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the well that is near 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!” NIRV 16 So the three mighty men fought their way past the Philistine guards. They got some water from the well that was near the gate of Bethlehem. They took the water back to David. But David refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out as a drink offering 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. NIRV 17 "Lord, I would never drink that water!" David said. "It stands for the blood of these men. They put their lives in danger by going to Bethlehem to get it." So David wouldn't drink it. Those were some of the brave things the three mighty men 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. NIRV 18 Abishai was chief over the Three. He was the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah. He used his spear against 300 men. He killed all of them. So he became as famous as the Three were. 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. NIRV 19 In fact, he was even more honored than the Three. He became their commander. But he wasn't included among them NIV 19 Was he not held in greater honor than the Three? He became their commander, even though he was not included among them. NIRV 20 Benaiah was a great hero from Kabzeel. He was the son of Jehoiada. Benaiah did many brave things. He struck down two of Moab's best fighting men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day. He killed a lion there. 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. NIRV 21 And he struck down a huge Egyptian. The Egyptian was holding a spear. Benaiah went out to fight against him with a club. He grabbed the spear out of the Egyptian's hand. Then he 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. NIRV 22 Those were some of the brave things Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, did. He too was as famous as the three mighty men were. NIV 22 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. NIRV 23 He was honored more than any of the Thirty. But he wasn't included among the Three. David put him in charge of his own personal guards. 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. NIRV 24 Here is a list of David's men who were among the Thirty. Asahel, the brother of Joab Elhanan, the son of Dodo, from Bethlehem NIV 24 Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem, NIRV 25 Shammah, the Harodite Elika, the Harodite NIV 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, NIRV 26 Helez, the Paltite Ira, the son of Ikkesh, from Tekoa NIV 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, NIRV 27 Abiezer from Anathoth Mebunnai, the Hushathite NIV 27 Abiezer from Anathoth, Sibbekai the Hushathite, NIRV 28 Zalmon, the Ahohite Maharai from Netophah NIV 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, NIRV 29 Heled, the son of Baanah, from Netophah Ithai, the son of Ribai, from Gibeah in Benjamin NIV 29 Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, NIRV 30 Benaiah from Pirathon Hiddai from the valleys of Gaash NIV 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash, NIRV 31 Abi-Albon, the Arbathite Azmaveth, the Barhumite NIV 31 Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, NIRV 32 Eliahba, the Shaalbonite the sons of Jashen Jonathan, NIV 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan NIRV 33 the son of Shammah, the Hararite Ahiam, the son of Sharar, the Hararite NIV 33 son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, NIRV 34 Eliphelet, the son of Ahasbai, the Maacathite Eliam, the son of Ahithophel, from Giloh NIV 34 Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maakathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, NIRV 35 Hezro from Carmel Paarai, the Arbite NIV 35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, NIRV 36 Igal, the son of Nathan, from Zobah the son of Hagr NIV 36 Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri, NIRV 37 Zelek from Ammon Naharai from Beeroth, who carried the armor of Joab, the son of Zeruiah NIV 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah, NIRV 38 Ira, the Ithrite Gareb, the Ithrit NIV 38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite NIRV 39 Uriah, the Hittite The total number of men was 37. NIV 39 and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.

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