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the midst of that parcel, and honourable than the two; for he delivered it, and slew the Phi. was their captain: howbeit he listines; and the LORD saved attained not to the first three. them by a great deliverance. 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,

15 Now three of the thirty the son of a valiant man of Kabcaptains went down to the rock keel, who had done many acts; to David, into the cave of Adul- he slew two lion-like men of lam; and the host of the Philis- | Moab: also he went down and tines encamped in the valley of slew a lion in a pit in a snowy Rephaim.

day. 16 And David was then in the 23 And he slew an Egyptian, hold, and the Philistines' garri- a man of great stature, five cuson was then at Beth-lehem. bits high; and in the Egyptian's

17 And David longed, and hand was a spear like a weaver's said, Oh that one would give beam; and he went down to me drink of the water of the him with a staff, and plucked well of Beth-lehem, that is at the spear out of the Egyptian's

hand, and slew him with his 18 And the three brake through own spear. the host of the Philistines, and 24 These things did Benaiah drew water out of the well of the son of Jehoiada, and had Beth-lehem, that was by the the name among the three gate, and took it, and brought it mighties. to David: but David would not 25 Behold, he was honourable drink of it, but poured it out to among the thirty, but attained the LORD,

not to the first three: and Da. 19 And said, My God forbid vid set him over his guard. it me, that I should do this 26 Also the valiant men of the thing: shall I drink the blood of armies were, Asahel the brother these men that have put their of Joab, Elhanan the son of lives in jeopardy ? for with the Dodo of Beth-lehem, jeopardy of their lives they 27 Shammoth the Harorite, brought it. Therefore he would Helez the Pelonite, not drink it. These things 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the did these three mightiest. Tekoite, Abi-ezer the Antothite.

20 And Abishai the brother of 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Joab, he was chief of the three : Ilai the Ahohite, for lifting up his spear against

30 Maharai the Netophathite, three hundred, he slew them, Heled the son of Baanah the Ne. and had a name among the tophathite, three.

31 Ithai the son of Ribai of 21 Of the three he was more Gibeah, that pertained to the


children of Benjamin, Benaiah 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Pirathonite,

the Mesobaite. 32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,

CHAP. XII. 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite,

THE ARMIES THAT HELPED Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of NOW these are they that Shage the Hararite,

came to David to Ziklag, while 35 Ahiam the son of Sacar he yet kept himself close bethe Hararite, Eliphal the son cause of Saul the son of Kish: of Ur,

and they were among the mighty 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, men, helpers of the war. Ahijah the Pelonite,

2 They were armed with bows, 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naa- and could use both the right rai the son of Ezbai,

hand and left in hurling stones, 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, and shooting arrows out of a Mibhar the son of Haggeri, bow, even of Saul's brethren of

39 Zelek the Ammonite, Na- Benjamin. harai the Berothite, the armour- 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then bearer of Joab the son of Ze. Joash, the sons of Shemaah the ruiah,

Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; Ithrite,

and Berachah, and Jehu the 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad Antothite, the son of Ahlai,

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, 42 Adina the son of Shiza the a mighty man among the thirty, Reubenite, a captain of the and over the thirty; and JereReubenites, and thirty with miah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan,

and Josabad the Gederathite, 43 Hanan the son of Maa- 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and chah, and Joshaphat the Mith- Bealiah, and Shemariah, and nite,

Shephatiah the Haruphite, 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Shama and Jehiel the sons of Azareel, and Joezer, and JashoHothan the Aroerite,

beam, the Korhites, 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, 7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, and Joha his brother, the Tizite, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.

46 Eliel the Mahavite, and 8 And of the Gadites there Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons separated themselves unto Daof Elnaam,and Ithmah the Mo. vid into the hold to the wilderabite,

ness men of might, and men of


war fit for the battle, that could || we, David, and on thy side, handle shield and buckler, whose thou son of Jesse; Peace, peace faces were like the faces of lions, be unto thee, and peace be to and were as swift as the roes thine helpers ; for thy God help, upon the mountains ;

eth thee. Then David received 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the them, and made them captains second, Eliab the third,

of the band. 10 Mishmannah the fourth, 19 And there fell some of MaJeremiah the fifth,

nasseh to David, when he came 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the with the Philistines against Saul seventh,

to battle: but they helped them 12 Johanan the eighth, Elza- | not: for the lords of the Phi. bad the ninth,

listines, upon advisement, sent 13 Jeremiah the tenth, Mach- him away, saying, He will fall banai the eleventh.

to his master Saul, to the jeo14 These were of the sons of pardy of our heads. Gad, captains of the host : one 20 As he went to Ziklag, there of the least was over an hun- fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, dred, and the greatest over a and Jozabad, and Jediael, and thousand.

Michael, and Jozabad, and Eli15 These are they that went | hu, and Zilthai, captains of the over Jordan in the first month, I thousands that were of Manaswhen it had overflown all his seh. banks ; and they put to fight all 21 21 And they helped David them of the valleys, both toward against the band of the rovers : the east, and toward the west. for they were all mighty men of

16 And there came of the valour, and were captains in the children of Benjamin and Judah host. to the hold unto David.

22 For at that time day by 17 And David went out to day, there came to David to help meet them, and answered and him, until it was a great host, said unto them, If ye be come

like the host of God. peaceably unto me, to help me,

23 And these are the numbers mine heart shall be knit unto of the bands that were ready you : but if ye be come to betray armed to the war, and came to meto mine enemies, seeing there David to Hebron, to turn the is no wrong in mine hands, the kingdom of Saul to him, acGod of our fathers look there- cording to the word ofthe LORD. on, and rebuke it.

24 The children of Judah that 18 Then the spirit came upon bare shield and spear were six Amasai, who was chief of the thousand and eight hundred, captains, and he said, Thine are ready armed to the war.



25 Of the children of Simeon, || captains, and with them with mighty men of valour for the shield and spear thirty and seven war, seven thousand and one thousand. hundred.

35 And of the Danites expert 26 Of the children of Levi in war twenty and eight thoufour thousand and six hundred. sand and six hundred.

27 And Jehoiada was the leader 36 And of Asher, such as went of the Aaronites, and with him forth to battle, expert in war, were three thousand and seven forty thousand. hundred;

37 And on the other side of 28 And Zadok, a young man Jordan, of the Reubenites, and mighty of valour, and of his the Gadites, and of the half tribe father's house twenty and two of Manasseh, with all manner of captains.

instruments of war for the bat29 And of the children of Ben- tle, an hundred and twenty jamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand. thousand: for hitherto the great- 38 All these men of war that est part of them had kept the could keep rank, came with a ward of the house of Saul. perfect heart to Hebron, to

30 And of the children of make David king over all IsEphraim twenty thousand and rael: and all the rest also of Iseight hundred, mighty men of rael were of one heart to make valour, famous throughout the David king. house of their fathers.

39 And there they were with 31 And of the half tribe of David three days, eating and Manasseh eighteen thousand, drinking: for their brethren had which were expressed by name, prepared for them. to come and make David king. 40 Moreover, they that were

32 And of the children of Issa- nigh them, even unto Issachar char which were men that had and Zebulun and Naphtali, understanding of the times, to brought bread on asses, and on know what Israel ought to do; camels, and on mules, and on the heads of them were two hun oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of dred; and all their brethren figs, and bunches of raisins, and were at their commandment. wine, and oil, and oxen, and 33 Of Zebulun, such as went sheep abundantly, for there was forth to battle, expert in war, joy in Israel. with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep

CHAP. XIII. rank: they were not of double heart.

DAVID FETCHETH THE ARK. 34 And of Naphtali a thousand AND David consulted with

the captains of thousands, and cymbals, and with trumpets. hundreds, and with every leader. 9 And when they came unto

2 And David said unto all the the threshing-floor of Chidon, congregation of Israel, If it seem Uzza put forth his hand to hold good unto you, and that it be of the ark: for the oxen stumbled. the LORD our God, let us send 10 And the anger of the LORD abroad unto our brethren every was kindled against Uzza, and where, that are left in all the he smote him, because he put land of Israel, and with them his hand to the ark: and there also to the priests and Levites | he died before God. which are in their cities and 11 And David was displeased, suburbs, that they may gather | because the Lord had made a themselves unto us:

breach upon Uzza: wherefore 3 And let us bring again the that place is called Perez-uzza ark of our God to us: for we to this day. enquired not at it in the days 12 And David was afraid of of Saul.

God that day, saying, How shall 4 And all the congregation I bring the ark of God home to said that they would do so: for me? the thing was right in the eyes 13 So David brought not the of all the people.

ark home to himself to the city 5 So David gathered all Israel of David, but carried it aside together, from Shihor of Egypt, into the house of Obed-edom even unto the entering of He- || the Gittite. math, to bring the ark of God 14 And the ark of God refrom Kirjath-jearim.

mained with the family of Obed. 6 And David went up, and alledom in his house three months. Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kir- || And the LORD blessed the jath-jearim, which belonged to house of Obed-edom, and all Judah, to bring up thence the that he had. ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims,

CHAP. XIV. whose name is called on it.

HIRAM'S KINDNESS 7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza NOW Hiram king of Tyre and Ahio drave the cart.

sent messengers to David, and 8 And David and all Israel timber of cedars, with masons played before God with all their and carpenters, to build him an might, and with singing, and house. with harps, and with psalteries, 2 And David perceived that and with timbrels, and with the Lord had confirmed him


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