Then all Israel gathered11 themselves to David unto Hebron, saying,2 Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh.
And moreover in time past, 8032 even when Saul was king, thou [wast] he that leddest out56 and broughtest in56 Israel: and the LORD thy God said4 unto thee, Thou shalt feed4 my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.
Therefore came4 all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made4 a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed4 David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.
And David and all Israel went4 to Jerusalem, which [is] Jebus; where the Jebusites [were], the inhabitants6 of the land.
And the inhabitants6 of Jebus said4 to David, Thou shalt not come4 hither. Nevertheless David took4 the castle of Zion, which [is] the city of David.
And David said,4 Whosoever smiteth56 the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up,4 and was chief.
And David dwelt4 in the castle; therefore they called1 it the city of David.
And he built4 the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired17 the rest of the city.
So David waxed4 greater2 and greater: for the LORD of hosts [was] with him.
These also [are] the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened102 themselves with him in his kingdom, [and] with all Israel, to make him king,53 according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
And this [is] the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, 2453 the chief of the captains: 7970 he lifted up31 his spear against three hundred slain [by him] at one time.
And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who [was one] of the three mighties.
He was with David at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered8 together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled1 from before the Philistines.
And they set101 themselves in the midst of [that] parcel, and delivered55 it, and slew55 the Philistines; and the LORD saved55 [them] by a great deliverance.
Now three of the thirty captains went down4 to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped6 in the valley of Rephaim.
And David [was] then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison [was] then at Bethlehem.
And David longed,101 and said,4 Oh that one would give me drink55 of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that [is] at the gate!
And the three brake through4 the host of the Philistines, and drew4 water out of the well of Bethlehem, that [was] by the gate, and took4 [it], and brought55 [it] to David: but David would1 not drink2 [of] it, but poured it out17 to the LORD,
And said,4 My God forbid it me, that I should do2 this thing: shall I drink4 the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with [the jeopardy of] their lives they brought52 it. Therefore he would1 not drink2 it. These things did1 these three mightiest.
And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up31 his spear against three hundred, he slew [them], and had a name among the three.
Of the three, he was more honourable12 than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained1 not to the [first] three.
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew52 two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down1 and slew52 a lion in a pit in a snowy day.
And he slew52 an Egyptian, 376 a man of [great] stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand [was] a spear like a weaver's6 beam; and he went down4 to him with a staff, and plucked4 the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew4 him with his own spear.
These [things] did1 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.
Behold, he was honourable12 among the thirty, but attained1 not to the [first] three: and David set4 him over his guard.
Also the valiant men of the armies [were], Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, [that pertained] to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,
Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer6 3627 of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,
Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.