1 Chronicles 11
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1 Chronicles 11
David Becomes King Over Israel...
And all Yisra`el came together to Dawid at Hebron, saying, `See, we are your bone and your flesh.
'Also, in time past, even when Sha'ul was sovereign, you were the one who led Yisra'el out and brought them in. And YHWH your Elohim said to you, 'Shepherd My people Yisra'el, and be ruler over My people Yisra'el.''
So all the elders of Yisra'el came to the sovereign at Hebron, and Dawid made a covenant with them at Hebron before YHWH. And they anointed Dawid sovereign over Yisra'el, according to the word of YHWH by Shemu'el.
David Conquers Jerusalem...
And Dawid and all Yisra`el went to Yerushalayim, which is Yebus, where the Yebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
And the inhabitants of Yebus said to Dawid, 'You do not come in here.' But Dawid captured the stronghold of Tsiyon, the City of Dawid.
And Dawid said, 'Whoever smites the Yebusites first becomes chief and commander.' And Yo'ab son of Tseruyah went up first, and became chief.
And Dawid dwelt in the stronghold, so they called it the City of Dawid.
And he built the city around it, from Millo round about, and Yo'ab revived the rest of the city.
And Dawid went on and became great, and YHWH of hosts was with him.
David`s Mighty Men...
And these were the heads of the mighty men whom Dawid had, who strengthened themselves with him in his reign, with all Yisra`el, to set him up to reign over Yisrael, according to the word of YHWH.
And this is the number of the mighty men whom Dawid had: Yashob'am son of a Hakmonite, chief of the thirty. He had lifted up his spear against three hundred, slain at one time.
And after him was El'azar son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men.
He was with Dawid at Pasdammim, and the Philistines were gathered there for battle, and a portion of the field was filled with barley, and the people had fled before the Philistines.
But they took their stand in the midst of that field, and delivered it, and smote the Philistines. Thus YHWH saved them by a great deliverance.
And three of the thirty chiefs went down to the rock to Dawid, into the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines encamped in the Valley of Repha'im.
And Dawid was then in the stronghold, and the watch-post of the Philistines was then in Beyth Lehem.
And Dawid longed and said, 'Oh, that someone would give me a drink of water from the well of Beyth Lehem, which is by the gate!'
And the three broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Beyth Lehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to Dawid. But Dawid would not drink it, but poured it out to YHWH.
And he said, 'Far be it from me, O my Elohim, that I should do this! Should I drink the blood of these men who have risked their lives? For at the risk of their lives they brought it.' And he would not drink it. This is what the three mighty men did.
And Abishai the brother of Yo'ab was chief of another three. And he had lifted up his spear against three hundred men, who were slain, and won a name among the three.
Of the three he was more esteemed than the other two men, so he became their head. However he did not come to the first three.
Benayah was the son of Yehoyada, the son of a brave man from Qabtse'el, who had done many deeds. He smote two lion-like Mo'abites. He also went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.
And he smote a Mitsrite, a man of great height, five cubits tall. And in the Mitsrite's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam, and he went down to him with a staff and wrenched the spear out of the Mitsrite's hand, and slew him with his own spear.
This is what Benayahu son of Yehoyada did, and won a name among the three mighty men.
See, he was more esteemed than the thirty, but he did not come to the first three. And Dawid set him over his court.
And the mighty men of the armies were Asah'el the brother of Yo'ab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Beyth Lehem,
Shammoth the Harorite, Helets the Pelonite,
Ira son of Iqqesh the Teqowite, Abi'ezer the Anathothite,
Sibbekai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
Maharai the Netophathite, Heled son of Ba'anah the Netophathite,
Ithai son of Ribai of Gib'ah, of the children of Binyamin, Benayah the Pirathonite,
Hurai of the wadis of Ga'ash, Abi'el the Arbathite,
Azmaweth the Baharumite, Elyahba the Sha'albonite,
the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Yonathan son of Shage the Hararite,
Ahyam son of Sakar the Hararite, Eliphal son of Ur,
Hepher the Mekerathite, Ahiyah the Pelonite,
Hetsro the Karmelite, Na'arai son of Ezbai,
Yo'el the brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri,
Tseleq the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite (the armour-bearer of Yo'ab son of Tseruyah),
Ira the Yithrite, Gareb the Yithrite,
Uriyah the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai,
Adina son of Shiza the Re'ubenite, the head of the Re'ubenites, and thirty with him,
Hanan son of Ma'akah, and Yoshaphat the Mithnite,
Uzziya the Ashterathite, Shama and Ye'i'el the sons of Hotham the Aro'erite,
Yediya'el son of Shimri, and Yoha his brother, the Titsite,
Eli'el the Mahawite, and Yeribai and Yoshawyah the sons of Elna'am, Yithmah the Mo'abite,
Eli'el, and Obed, and Ya'asi'el of Metsobayah.
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