1: Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh. 2: And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou [wast] he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy God said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel. 3: Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel. 4: And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which [is] Jebus; where the Jebusites [were], the inhabitants of the land. 5: And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which [is] the city of David. 6: And David said, Whoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was chief. 7: And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it, The city of David. 8: And he built the city around, even from Millo around: and Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9: So David became greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts [was] with him. 10: These also [are] the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, [and] with all Israel, to make him king according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel. 11: And this [is] the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam a Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted his spear against three hundred slain [by him] at one time. 12: And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who [was one] of the three mighties. 13: He was with David at Pas-dammim, and there the Philistines were gathered to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines. 14: And they set themselves in the midst of [that] parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved [them] by a great deliverance. 15: Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim. 16: And David [was] then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison [was] then at Beth-lehem. 17: And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, that [is] at the gate! 18: And the three broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that [was] by the gate, and took [it], and brought [it] to David: but David would not drink [of] it, but poured it out to the LORD, 19: And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with [the jeopardy of] their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest. 20: And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting his spear against three hundred, he slew [them], and had a name among the three. 21: Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: but he attained not to the [first] three. 22: Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lion-like men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. 23: And he slew an Egyptian, a man of [great] stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand [was] a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. 24: These [things] did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties. 25: Behold, he was honorable among the thirty, but attained not to the [first] three: and David set him over his guard. 26: Also the valiant men of the armies [were], Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem, 27: Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, 28: Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite, 29: Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 30: Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite, 31: Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, [that pertained] to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite, 32: Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite, 33: Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite, 34: The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite, 35: Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphel the son of Ur, 36: Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite, 37: Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai, 38: Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri, 39: Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah, 40: Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 41: Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai, 42: Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him, 43: Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite, 44: Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, 45: Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite, 46: Eliel the Mehavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite, 47: Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.