MSTC(i) 1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, and said, "See, we be thy bones and thy flesh. 2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou leddest Israel out and in. And the LORD thy God said unto thee, 'Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be captain over my people Israel.'" 3 And when all the elders of Israel were come to the king to Hebron, David made a covenant with them there before the LORD. And they anointed David king over Israel according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Samuel. 4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem which is Jebus: for there dwelt the Jebusites the inhabiters of the land. 5 And the inhabiters of Jebus said to David, "Thou comest not here." Neverthelater, David won the castle of Zion, which is called the city of David. 6 Then said David, "Whosoever smite the Jebusites first, shall be the principal captain and a lord." And Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was therefore the chief captain. 7 And because David dwelt in the castle, therefore it was called the city of David. 8 And he built the city on every side even from Mello round about. But Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9 And David prospered and waxed great, and the LORD of Hosts was with him. 10 These are the principal men of power that clave to David in his kingdom with all Israel, to make him king upon Israel according to the word of the LORD. 11 And this is the number of the mighty men which David had: Jashobeam the son of Hachmoni the chief of thirty — he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them at one time. 12 And after him, Eleazar the son of Dodo an Ahohite which was one of the three mightiest. 13 He was with David at Pasdammim where the Philistines were gathered to battle. And there was there a parcel of ground full of barley, and the people fled for fear of the Philistines. 14 And they stepped forth into the midst of the furlong and saved it and slew the Philistines. And the LORD gave a great victory. 15 And the three of the thirty chiefs went to a rock to David at the cave Adullam. And the Host of the Philistines had pitched in the valley of Rephaim. 16 And David was in a hold. And there was a garrison of the Philistines at Bethlehem that same time. 17 And David longed and said, "Oh that one would give me of the water of the well of Bethlehem that is in the gate, for to drink." 18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines and drew of the water of the well of Bethlehem that was in the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless David would not drink of it, but offered it to the LORD, 19 and said, "God forbid it me, that I should do this thing, that I should drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in Jeopardy." For with the Jeopardy of their lives they brought it, and therefore he would not drink it. This did the three mightiest. 20 And Abishai the brother of Joab was captain of the three, and he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them, and had a name among the three. 21 And he was much more nobler than any of the three, and was their captain. But was not like to any of the three in acts. 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada the son of a strong man that had done great deeds and was of Kabzeel: he slew two strong lions of Moab, and went down and slew a Lion in a pit in time of snow. 23 And he slew an Egyptian which was a man of size, even five cubits long, and in his hand had a spear like a weaver's beam. And the other went to him with a waster and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his spear. 24 Such things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name with the three mightiest, 25 was the gloriousest of thirty: but attained not unto the three. And David made him of his secret counsel. 26 And these were the best men of war of the Host: Asahel the brother of Joab and Elhanan the son of Dodo out of Bethlehem. 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite; 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite; 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite; 30 Maharai the Netophathite and Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite; 31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah that pertaineth to the children of Benjamin: Benaiah the Pirathonite; 32 Haurai of the river of Gaash, and Abiel the Arbathite; 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite; 34 the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shagee, an Hararite; 35 Ahiam the son of Sachar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur; 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite; 37 Hezro the Carmelite and Naarai the son of Ezbai; 38 Joel the brother of Nathan: Mibhar the son of Hagri; 39 Zelek an Ammonite and Naharai a Beerothite, the bearer of the Harness of Joab the son of Zeruiah; 40 Ira the Ithrite and Gareb an Ithrite; 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai; 42 Adina the son of Shiza, a Reubenite and a head among the Reubenites and thirty about him; 43 Hanan the son of Maacah and Joshaphat a Mithnite; 44 Uzziah an Ashterathite; Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hoham an Aroerite; 45 Jediael the son of Shimri and Joha his brother, Tizites; 46 Eliel a Mahavite, and Jeribai and Joshaviah the sons of Elnaam and Ithmah a Moabite; 47 Eliel and Obed and Jaasiel of Metsobajah.