1And all Israel came to David in Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bones and thy flesh.
2And heretofore when Saul was king, thou wast he that led Israel in and out, and the Lord of Israel said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be for a ruler over Israel.
3And all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David to be king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord by Samuel.
4And the king and his men went to Jerusalem, this is Jebus; and there the Jebusites the inhabitants of the land said to David,
5Thou shalt not enter in hither. But he took the stronghold of Zion: this is the city of David.
6And David said, Whoever first smites the Jebusite, even he shall be chief and captain. And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and became chief.
7And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore he called it the city of David.
8And he fortified the city round about.
9And David continued to increase, and the Lord Almighty was with him.
10And these are the chiefs of the mighty men, whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Israel.
11And this is the list of the mighty men of David; Jashobeam, son of Hachmon, first of the thirty: he drew his sword once against three hundred whom he slew at one time.
12And after him Eleazar son of Dodai, the Ahohite: he was among the three mighty men.
13He was with David in Pas-dammim, and the Philistines were gathered there to battle, and there was a portion of the field full of barley; and the people fled before the Philistines.
14And he stood in the midst of the portion, and rescued it, and smote the Philistines; and the Lord wrought a great deliverance.
15And three of the thirty chiefs went down to the rock to David, to the cave of Adullam, and the camp of the Philistines was in the giants’ valley.
16And David was then in the hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
17And David longed, and said, Who will give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, that is in the gate?
18And the three broke through the camp of the Philistines, and they drew water out of the well that was in Bethlehem, which was in the gate, and they took it, and came to David: but David would not drink it, and poured it out to the Lord, and said,
19God forbid that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men with their lives? for with the peril of their lives they brought it. So he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.
20And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of three: he drew his sword against three hundred slain at one time, and he had a name among the second three.
21He was more famous than the two others of the three, and he was chief over them; yet he reached not to the first three.
22And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was the son of a mighty man: many were his acts for Kabzeel: he smote two lionlike men of Moab, and he went down and smote a lion in a pit on a snowy day.
23And he smote an Egyptian, a wonderful man five cubits high; and in the hand of the Egyptian there was a spear like a weavers’ beam; and Benaiah went down to him with a staff, and took the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and slew him with his own spear.
24These things did Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and his name was among the three mighties.
25He was distinguished beyond the thirty, yet he reached not to the first three: and David set him over his family.
26And the mighty men of the forces were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
27Shammoth the Harodite, Helez the Pelonite,
28Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite,
29Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
30Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
31Ithai the son of Ribai of the hill of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
32Hurai of Nachali Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
33Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
34the son of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shagee the Hararite,
35Ahiam the son of Sachar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Thyrophar
36the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
37Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
38Joel the son of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri,
39Zelek the son of Ammoni, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearer to the son of Zeruiah,
40Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
41Uriah the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai,
42Adina son of Shiza, a chief of Reuben, and thirty with him,
43Hanan the son of Maacah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
44Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel sons of Hotham the Aroerite,
45Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother the Tizite,
46Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah his son, Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
47Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel of Mezoba.