1 Chronicles 12
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The Mighty Men Join David at Ziklag

1And And these coming to David to Ziklag, yet shut up from before Saul son of Kish: and they among the strong ones helping the war, 2Bending the bows from the right hands and from the left with stones and with arrows, with the bow from Saul's brethren of Benjamin: 3The head, Ahiezer and Joash, sons of Shimeah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth and Berachah; and Jehu the Anathothite, 4And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a strong one among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah and Jahaziel and and Johanan and Josabad the Gederathite, 5Eluzai and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, Shephatiah the Haruphite, 6Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korahites, 7And Joelah, and Zebadiah, sons of Jeroham of Gedor.

8And of the Gadites they separated to David to the castle from the desert strong ones of power, men of the army for war, setting in array the shield and spear, and the face of a lion their faces, and as roes upon the mountain to make haste; 9Ezer the head, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third, 10Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth, 11Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, 12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 13Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh. 14These from the sons of Gad, heads of the army: one to a hundred the small, and the great to a thousand. 15These they who passed over Jordan in the first month, and it filling over all its banks; and they drove out all the valleys to the sunrising find to the west.

16And there will come from the sons of Benjamin and Judah even to the fortress to David: 17And David will go forth before them, and he will answer and say to them, If for peace ye came to me to help me, the heart will be together with you: and if to deceive me to mine enemy, in not being violence in my hand, the God of our fathers will see and decide.

18And the spirit clothed Amasai, head of the thirty: To thee David, and with thee, son of Jesse: peace, peace to thee, and peace to thy help; for thy God helped thee. And David will receive them and give them for heads of the troops.

19And from Manasseh there fell to David in his going with the rovers against Saul to war; and he helped them not, for in counsel the princes of the rovers sent him away, saying, With our heads he will fall to his lord Saul. 20In his going to Ziklag there fell to him from Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael and Jozabad, Elihu, and Zilthai, the heads to the thousands which were to Manasseh. 21And they helped with David against the troops: for strong ones of power all of them, and they will be chiefs in the army. 22For at the time day by day they will come to David to he him, even a great camp as the camp of God.

David’s Army Grows at Hebron

23And these the numbers of heads drawn out for the army, they came to David to Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul to him according to the mouth of Jehovah. 24The sons of Judah lifting up the shield and spear six thousand and eight hundred drawn out for the army. 25From the sons of Simeon, strong ones of power for the army, seven thousand and one hundred. 26From the sons of Levi four thousand and six hundred. 27And Jehoida the leader to Aaron and with him three thousand seven hundred. 28And Zadok a youth strong of power, and the house of his father twenty and two chiefs. 29And from the sons of Benjamin the brethren of Saul, three thousand: and hitherto from many of them watching the watches of the house of Saul. 30From the sons of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred strong ones of power, men of names to the house of their fathers. 31And from half the tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand who were distinguished by names, to come to make David king. 32And from the sons of Issachar, those knowing the understanding to the times to know what Israel shall do; their heads two hundred; and all their brethren at their mouth. 33From Zebulon coming forth to the army, setting the battle in array with all the utensils of war, fifty thousand to set in order, with not a heart and a heart. 34And from Naphtali a thousand chiefs, and with them with shield and spear, thirty and seven thousand. 35And from the Danites setting the battle in array, twenty and eight thousand and six hundred. 36And from Asher those going forth to the army to set the battle in array, forty thousand. 37And from beyond Jordan, from the Reubenites and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, with all utensils of the army of the war, a hundred and twenty thousand.

38All these men of war setting in order the arrangement with the whole heart, came to Hebron to make David king over all Israel: and also all the rest of Israel of one heart to make David king. 39And they will be there with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren prepared for them. 40And also those being near to them, even to Issachar, and Zebulon, and Naphtali, bringing bread upon asses and upon camels, and upon mules, and upon oxen; food of flour, round cakes, and dried grapes, and wine and oil, and oxen and sheep for multitude: for joy in Israel.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

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