Main Index: World English Bible
2 Samuel 23
                       
2SAM 23:1 Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse says, The man who was raised on high says, The anointed of the God of Jacob, The sweet psalmist of Israel:
2SAM 23:2 The Spirit of Yahweh spoke by me, His word was on my tongue.
2SAM 23:3 The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: One who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,
2SAM 23:4 [He shall be] as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, [When] the tender grass [springs] out of the earth, Through clear shining after rain.
2SAM 23:5 Most assuredly my house is not so with God; Yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, Ordered in all things, and sure: For it is all my salvation, and all [my] desire, Although he doesn't make it grow.
2SAM 23:6 But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, Because they can't be taken with the hand
2SAM 23:7 But the man who touches them Must be armed with iron and the staff of a spear: They shall be utterly burned with fire in [their] place
2SAM 23:8 These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb Basshebeth a Tahchemonite, chief of the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite, against eight hundred slain at one time.
2SAM 23:9 After him was Eleazar the son of Dodai the son of an Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines who were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away.
2SAM 23:10 He arose, and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand froze to the sword; and Yahweh worked a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to take spoil.
2SAM 23:11 After him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. The Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a plot of ground full of lentils; and the people fled from the Philistines.
2SAM 23:12 But he stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and killed the Philistines; and Yahweh worked a great victory.
2SAM 23:13 Three of the thirty chief men went down, and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam; and the troop of the Philistines was encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
2SAM 23:14 David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
2SAM 23:15 David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
2SAM 23:16 The three mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but he would not drink of it, but poured it out to Yahweh.
2SAM 23:17 He said, Be it far from me, Yahweh, that I should do this: [shall I drink] the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.
2SAM 23:18 Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the three. He lifted up his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name among the three.
2SAM 23:19 Wasn't he most honorable of the three? therefore he was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the [first] three.
2SAM 23:20 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two [sons of] Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
2SAM 23:21 He killed an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and killed him with his own spear.
2SAM 23:22 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighty men.
2SAM 23:23 He was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the [first] three. David set him over his guard.
2SAM 23:24 Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
2SAM 23:25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,
2SAM 23:26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,
2SAM 23:27 Abiezer the Anathothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,
2SAM 23:28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,
2SAM 23:29 Heleb the son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin,
2SAM 23:30 Benaiah a Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash.
2SAM 23:31 Abialbon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,
2SAM 23:32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,
2SAM 23:33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Ararite,
2SAM 23:34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
2SAM 23:35 Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,
2SAM 23:36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,
2SAM 23:37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers to Joab the son of Zeruiah,
2SAM 23:38 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
2SAM 23:39 Uriah the Hittite: thirty-seven in all.
Created with BibleDatabase FREE HTMLCompiler