1 Chronicles 11
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David Anointed King of All Israel
(2 Samuel 5:1–5)

1And all Israel resorted to Dauid vnto Hebron, and sayde: Beholde, we are yi bone and thy flesh. 2And afore tyme whan Saul reigned, thou leddest Israel out and in. So the LORDE thy God hath sayde vnto the: Thou shalt kepe my people of Israel, and thou shalt be the prynce ouer my people of Israel. 3And all the Elders of Israel came to the kynge vnto Hebron. And Dauid made a couenaunt with them at Hebron before the LORDE. And they anoynted Dauid to be kynge ouer Israel acordynge to the worde of the LORDE by Samuel.

David Conquers Jerusalem
(2 Samuel 5:6–11)

4And Dauid and all Israel wete vnto Ierusalem, that is Iebus: for the Iebusites dwelt in the lode. 5And the citesyns of Iebus saide vnto Dauid: Thou shalt not come in hither. Howbeit Dauid wane ye castell of Sio. which is ye cite of Dauid. 6And Dauid sayde: who so euer smyteth ye Iebusites first, shalbe a prynce & captayne. The Ioab ye sonne of Zeruia clymmed vp first, & was made captayne. 7So Dauid dwelt in ye castell, therfore was it called ye cite of Dauid. 8And he buylded ye cite roude aboute, fro Millo forth on euery syde. As for ye remnaunt of ye cite, Ioab buylded it, & repayred it. 9And Dauid wete forth & grewe, & the LORDE Zebaoth was wt him.

David’s Mighty Men
(2 Samuel 23:8–39)

10These are ye chefe amoge ye mightie me of Dauid, which dealt valeauntly wt him in his kyngdome wt all Israel, to make him kynge, acordinge to the worde of ye LORDE ouer Israel. 11And this is ye nombre of Dauids mightie men: Iesabeam the sonne of Hachmoni the chefest amoge thirtie. He lifte vp his speare, & smote thre C. at one tyme.

12After him was Eleasar the sonne of Dodo the Ahohite, and he was amoge the thre mightie. 13This man was wt Dauid wha they blasphemed, & the Philistynes gathered the selues there to ye batayll. And eue ther was there a pece of londe full of barly, & the people fled before the Philistynes. 14And they stode in the myddes of the londe, and rescued it, and smote the Philistynes. And the LORDE gaue a greate health.

15And thre of the chefest thirtie wete downe to the rocke vnto Dauid in to the caue of Adullam. But the Philistynes hoost laye in the valley of Rephaim. 16As for Dauid, he was in the castell. And the Philistynes people were then at Bethleem. 17And Dauid was desyrous, and sayde: O that some wolde geue me to drynke of the water out of the well at Bethleem vnder the gate. 18The brake those thre in to the Philistynes hoost, and drue of the water out of the well at Bethleem vnder the gate, and caried it, and broughte it vnto Dauid. Neuertheles he wolde not drynke it, but poured it vnto the LORDE, 19and sayde: God let this be farre fro me, yt I shulde do it, and drynke the bloude of these men in ye parell of their life: for with the parell of their life haue they broughte it: therfore wolde he not drynke it. This dyd the thre Worthies.

20Abisai the brother of Ioab, he was the chefest amonge thre. And he lifte vp his speare, and smote thre hundreth. And he was famous amonge thre, 21and before the thirde, more honorable then the two, yet came he not vnto the thre.

22Benaia the sonne of Ioiada the sonne of Ishail of Cabzeel, was a man of greate actes. He smote two lyons of the Moabites. And he wente downe, and smote a lyon in the myddes of a well in the tyme of snowe. 23He smote a man of Egipte also, which was fyue cubites greate of stature, and had in his hande a speare like a weuers lome. Yet wente he downe to him with a staffe, and toke the speare out of his hande, and slewe him with his awne speare, 24This dyd Benaia the sonne of Ioiada, and was a famous man amonge thre Worthies, 25and most awncient amonge thirtie. But vnto the thre came he not. Howbeit Dauid made him of his secrete councell.

26The valeaunt Worthies are these: Asahel the brother of Ioab, Elhanam his Vncles sonne of Bethleem, 27Samoth the Harodite, Helez the Pelonite, 28Ira the sonne of Ekes the Thecoite, Abraser the Anathothite, 29Sibechai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 30Matherai the Netophatite, Heled ye sonne of Baena ye Netophatite, 31Ithai ye sonne of Ribai of Gibeath of the childre of Ben Ianim, Benaia the Pirgathonite, 32Hura of the broke of Gaas. Abiel the arbathite, 33Asmaueth the Baherunite, Eliahba the Saalbonite. 34The children of Hasem ye Gisonite, Ionathas the sonne of Sage the Hararite, 35Ahiam the sonne of Sachar the Hararite, Eliphal the sonne of Vr, 36Hepher the Macherathite, Ahia the Pelonite, 37Hezro of Carmel, Naerai the sonne of Asbai, 38Ioel the brother of Nathan, Mibehar the sonne of Hagri, 39Zeleg the Ammonite, Naherai the Berothithe the wapenbearer of Ioab the sonne of Zeruia, 40Ira the Iethrite, Gareb the Iethrite, 41Vrias the Hethite, Sabad the sonne of Ahalai, 42Adina the sonne of Sisa the Rubenite, a captayne of the Rubenites, and there were thirtie vnder him: 43Hanam ye sonne of Maecha, Iosaphat the Mathonite, 44Vsia ye Astharathite, Sama and Iaiel, the sonnes of Hotham the Aroerite, 45Iediael the sonne of Simri, Ioha his brother the Thirzite, 46Eliel the Mahenite, Ieribai and Iosua the sonnes of Elnaan, Iethma the Moabite, 47Eliel, Obed, Iaesiel of Mizobaia.

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