1 Chronicles 11:24
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English Standard Version
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and won a name beside the three mighty men.

King James Bible
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.

American Standard Version
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighty men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things did Banaias the son of Joiada, who was renowned among the three valiant ones,

English Revised Version
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighty men.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In 1 Chronicles 11:15-19 (cf. 2 Samuel 23:13-17) there follows an exploit of three others of the thirty, whose names have not been handed down. ראשׁ השּׁלושׁים, the thirty chiefs (not, as Thenius wrongly interprets the words, these three knights the chief parts, i.e., these three chief knights), are David's heroes hereafter mentioned, the thirty-two heroes of the third class named in 1 Chronicles 11:26-40 (or vv. 24-39 of Samuel). That three others, different from the before-mentioned Jashobeam, Eleazar, and Shammah are intended, is plain from the omission of the article with שׁלושׁה; for if these three were spoken of, we would have השׁלושׁה, as in 1 Chronicles 11:18. For further remarks on this exploit, which was probably performed in the war treated of in 1 Chronicles 14:8., and in 2 Samuel 5:17., see on 2 Samuel 23:13-17. The words וגו האנשׁים הדם, 1 Chronicles 11:19, are to be translated, "The blood of these men shall I drink in their souls? for for their souls (i.e., for the price of their souls, at the risk of their life) have they brought it." The expression "blood in their souls" is to be understood according to Genesis 9:4 and Leviticus 17:14 (הוּא בנפשׁו דּמו, "his blood is in the soul," is that which constitutes his soul). As there blood and soul are used synonymously (the blood as seat of and container of the soul, and the soul as floating in the blood), so here David, according to our account of his words, compares the water, which those heroes had brought for the price of their souls, to the souls of the men, and the drinking of the water to the drinking of their souls, and finally the souls to the blood, in order to express his abhorrence of such a draught. The meaning therefore may be thus expressed: "Shall I drink in this water the souls, and so the blood, of these men; for they have brought the water even for the price of their souls?"

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1 Chronicles 11:23 He killed an Egyptian, a man of great stature five cubits tall. Now in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam, but he went down to him with a club and snatched the spear from the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear.

1 Chronicles 11:25 Behold, he was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three; and David appointed him over his guard.

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:18
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests.

1 Chronicles 11:23
And he struck down an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits tall. The Egyptian had in his hand a spear like a weaver's beam, but Benaiah went down to him with a staff and snatched the spear out of the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear.

1 Chronicles 11:25
He was renowned among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David set him over his bodyguard.

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