2 Samuel Chapter 23
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1 Dauid in his last words, professeth his faith in Gods promises to be beyond sence or experience. 6 The different state of the wicked. 8 A catalogue of Dauids mightie men.
5 Although my house be not so with God: yet he hath made with mee an euerlasting couenant, ordred in al things and sure: for this is all my saluation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
8 ¶ These be the names of the mightie men whome Dauid had: The Tachmonite that sate in the seat, chiefe among the captaines, (the same was Adino the Eznite:) hee lift vp his speare against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.8
9 And after him was Eleazar the sonne of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mightie men with Dauid, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battell, and the men of Israel were gone away.9
10 He arose, and smote the Philistines vntill his hand was wearie, and his hand claue vnto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victorie that day, and the people returned after him onely to spoile.
11 And after him was Shammah the sonne of Agee the Hararite: and the Philistines were gathered together into a troupe, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.11
16 And the three mightie men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the Well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and tooke it, and brought it to Dauid: neuerthelesse he would not drinke thereof, but powred it out vnto the Lord.
17 And he said, Be it farre from me, O Lord, that I should doe this: is not this the blood of the men that went in ieopardie of their liues? therefore he would not drinke it. These things did these three mightie men.
20 And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada the sonne of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many actes, he slew two lion-like men of Moab: hee went downe also, and slewe a Lyon in the middest of a pit in time of snow.20
21 And he slew an Egyptian a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a speare in his hand; but he went downe to him with a staffe, and plucked the speare out of the Egyptians hand, and slewe him with his owne speare.21
2 Samuel Chapter 23 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Or, be thou ruler, &c.
7 Heb. filled.
8 Or, Ioshebbassebet the Tachmonite head of the three. , See 1. chr. 11.11. , Heb. slaine.
9 1.Chron. 11.12.
11 1. Chron. 11.27. , Or, for forraging.
13 Or, the three captaines ouer the thirtie.
18 1. Chron. 11.20. , Heb. slaine.
20 Heb. great of acts. , Hebr. lion of God.
21 Heb. a man of countenance or sight: called 1. Chro. 11. 23. a man of great stature.
23 Or, honourable among the thirtie. , Or, Councill: Heb. at his command
24 Chap. 2. 18.
26 1. Chron. 11.27.
30 Or, valleys.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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