And these are those coming in unto David to Ziklag,
while shut up because of Saul son of Kish, and they are among the mighty
ones, helping the battle,
armed with bow, right and left handed, with stones, and with
arrows, with bows, of the brethren of Saul, of Benjamin.
The head is Ahiezer, and Joash, sons of Shemaab the
Gibeathite, and Jeziel, and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth, and Berachah, and Jehu the
and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty one among the thirty,
and over the thirty, and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the
Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and
Shephatiah the Haruphite;
Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam
and Joelah, and Zebadiah, sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
And of the Gadite there have been separated unto David, to
the fortress, to the wilderness, mighty of valour, men of the host for battle,
setting in array target and buckler, and their faces the face of the lion, and
as roes on the mountains for speed:
Ezer the head, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh.
These are of the sons of Gad, heads of the host, one
of a hundred is the least, and the greatest, of a thousand;
these are they who have passed over the Jordan in the
first month, -- and it is full over all its banks -- and cause all they of
the valley to flee to the east and to the west.
And there come of the sons of Benjamin and Judah unto the
stronghold to David,
and David goeth out before them, and answereth and saith to
them, 'If for peace ye have come in unto me, to help me, I have a heart to
unite with you; and if to betray me to mine adversaries -- without violence in
my hands -- the God of our fathers doth see and reprove.'
And the Spirit hath clothed Amasai, head of the captains:
'To thee, O David, and with thee, O son of Jesse -- peace! peace to thee, and
peace to thy helper, for thy God hath helped thee;' and David receiveth them,
and putteth them among the heads of the troop.
And of Manasseh there have fallen unto David in his coming
with the Philistines against Israel to battle -- and they helped them not, for
by counsel the princes of the Philistines sent him away, saying, 'With our
heads he doth fall unto his master Saul.' --
In his going unto Ziglag there have fallen unto him of
Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu,
and Zillthai, heads of the thousands that are of Manasseh;
and they have helped with David over the troop, for mighty
of valour are all of them, and they are captains in the host,
for at that time, day by day, they come in unto David to
help him, till it is a great camp, like a camp of God.
And these are the numbers of the head, of the armed
men of the host; they have come in unto David to Hebron to turn round the
kingdom of Saul unto him, according to the mouth of Jehovah.
The sons of Judah, bearing target and spear, are six
thousand and eight hundred, armed ones of the host.
Of the sons of Simeon, mighty ones of valour for the host, are
seven thousand and a hundred.
Of the sons of Levi are four thousand and six
and Jehoiada is the leader of the Aaronite, and with
him are three thousand and seven hundred,
and Zadok, a young man, mighty of valour, and of the house
of his father are twenty and two heads.
And of the sons of Benjamin, brethren of Saul, are
three thousand, and hitherto their greater part are keeping the charge of the
house of Saul.
And of the sons of Ephraim are twenty thousand and
eight hundred, mighty of valour, men of name, according to the house of their
And of the half of the tribe of Manasseh are eighteen
thousand, who have been defined by name, to come in to cause David to reign.
And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding for the
times, to know what Israel should do; their heads are two hundred, and
all their brethren are at their command.
Of Zebulun, going forth to the host, arranging battle with
all instruments of battle, are fifty thousand, and keeping rank without
a double heart.
And of Naphtali, a thousand heads, and with them, with
target and spear, are thirty and seven thousand.
And of the Danite, arranging battle, are twenty and
eight thousand and six hundred.
And of Asher, going forth to the host, to arrange battle, are
And from beyond the Jordan, of the Reubenite, and of the
Gadite, and of the half of the tribe of Manasseh, with all instruments of the
host for battle, are a hundred and twenty thousand.
All these are men of war, keeping rank -- with a
perfect heart they have come to Hebron, to cause David to reign over all
Israel, and also all the rest of Israel are of one heart, to cause David
and they are there, with David, three days, eating and
drinking, for their brethren have prepared for them.
And also those near unto them, unto Issachar, and Zebulun,
and Naphtali, are bringing in bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and
on oxen -- food of fine flour, fig-cakes and grape-cakes, and wine, and oil,
and oxen, and sheep, in abundance, for joy is in Israel.