2 Samuel 23

2Sa 23:1 And these are the last words of David, the saying of David the son of Jesse, and the saying of the man raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet singer of Israel:
2Sa 23:2 The Spirit of Jehovah has spoken by me, and His Word is on my tongue.
2Sa 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: One ruling over man righteously, who rules in the fear of God,
2Sa 23:4 is as the light of the morning, as the sun shines; a morning without clouds; through shining after rain the tender grass sprouts from the earth.
2Sa 23:5 For is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, ordered in all things, and sure; for all my salvation, and all my desire, will He not make it grow?
2Sa 23:6 As to the ungodly, all of them shall be as a thorn driven away; for they cannot be taken by the hand;
2Sa 23:7 but the man who shall touch them must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear; they shall be utterly burned with fire in their place.
2Sa 23:8 These are the names of the mighty ones who were called to David: He who sits in the seat of the Tachmonite, chief of the captains; He was called Adino the Eznite, because of the eight hundred he killed at one time.
2Sa 23:9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the son of the Ahohite. He was of the three mighty men with David when they taunted the Philistines, when they were gathered there to battle; and the men of Israel went up;
2Sa 23:10 he rose up and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clung to the sword. And Jehovah worked a great salvation on that day, and the people returned after him only to plunder.
2Sa 23:11 And next was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines had gathered into a company, and there was a plot of the field full of lentils, and the people had fled before the Philistines.
2Sa 23:12 And he set himself in the midst of the plot, and delivered it, and struck the Philistines. And Jehovah worked out a great salvation.
2Sa 23:13 And three of the thirty commanders went down and came to the harvest, to David, to the cave of Adullam. And the company of the Philistines was camping in the Valley of the Giants.
2Sa 23:14 And David was then in a stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
2Sa 23:15 And David longed, and said, Who shall give me drink from the water of the well of Bethlehem beside the gate?
2Sa 23:16 And the three mighty ones cut through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem beside the gate, and took it up, and brought it to David. But he was not willing to drink it, and poured it out to Jehovah;
2Sa 23:17 and said, Far be it from me, O Jehovah, to do this; is it not the blood of the men who went with their lives? And he was not willing to drink it. The three mighty ones did these things.
2Sa 23:18 And Abishai the son of Zeruiah, the brother of Joab, was the commander of three. And he raised up his spear against three hundred, and killed them. And to him was a name among the three.
2Sa 23:19 With honor he was honored more than the three. And he was the commander to them, but he did not come to the first three.
2Sa 23:20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada from Kabzeel, a son of a mighty man, great in deeds; he killed two lionlike men of Moab. And he went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit in a day of snow.
2Sa 23:21 And he killed an Egyptian, a man of form; and a spear was in the Egyptian’s hand; and he went down to him with a staff and tore away the spear from the Egyptian’s hand, and killed him with his own spear.
2Sa 23:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did these things, and had a name among three mighty ones.
2Sa 23:23 He was more honored than the thirty, but he did not come to the first three. And David set him over his guard.
2Sa 23:24 Asahel the brother of Joab was of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem;
2Sa 23:25 Shammah the Harodite; Elika the Harodite;
2Sa 23:26 Helez the Paltite; Ira the son of Ikkesh, the Tekoite;
2Sa 23:27 Abiezer the Anathothite; Mebunnai the Hushathite;
2Sa 23:28 Zalmon the Ahohite; Maharai the Netophathite;
2Sa 23:29 Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite; Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah, of the sons of Benjamin;
2Sa 23:30 Benaiah the Pirathonite; Hiddai of the torrents of Gaash;
2Sa 23:31 Abialbon the Arbathite; Azmaveth the Barhumite;
2Sa 23:32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen; Jonathan;
2Sa 23:33 Shammah the Hararite; Ahiam the son of Sharar, the Hararite;
2Sa 23:34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite; Eliam the son of Ahithophel, the Gilonite;
2Sa 23:35 Hezrai the Carmelite; Paarai the Arbite;
2Sa 23:36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah; Bani of Gad;
2Sa 23:37 Zelek of Ammon; Naharai the Beerothite, armor-bearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah;
2Sa 23:38 Ira the Ithrite; Gareb, an Ithrite;
2Sa 23:39 Uriah the Hittite; thirty seven in all.

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