1 Chronicles 12
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1And these [are] those coming to David at Ziklag, while shut up because of Saul son of Kish, and they [are] among the mighty ones, helping the battle, 2armed with bow, right and left handed, with stones, and with arrows, with bows, of the brothers of Saul, of Benjamin. 3The head [is] Ahiezer, and Joash, sons of Shemaab the Gibeathite, and Jeziel, and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth, and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite, 4and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty one among the thirty, and over the thirty, and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite. 5Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite; 6Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam the Korahites, 7and Joelah, and Zebadiah, sons of Jeroham of Gedor.

8And of the Gadite there have been separated to David, to the fortress, to the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men of the host for battle, setting in array buckler and spear, and their faces [are as] the face of the lion, and as roes on the mountains for speed: 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, Machbannai the eleventh. 14These [are] of the sons of Gad, heads of the host; the least [is] one of one hundred, and the greatest, of one thousand; 15these [are] they who have passed over the Jordan in the first month—and it is full over all its banks—and cause all [those in] the valley to flee to the east and to the west.

16And [some] from the sons of Benjamin and Judah came to David at the stronghold, 17and David goes out before them, and answers and says to them, “If you have come to me for peace, to help me, I have a heart to unite with you; and if to betray me to my adversaries—without violence in my hands—the God of our fathers sees and reproves.”

18And the Spirit has clothed Amasai, head of the captains: “To you, O David, and with you, O son of Jesse—peace! Peace to you, and peace to your helper, for your God has helped you”; and David receives them, and puts them among the heads of the troop.

19And [some] from Manasseh have defected to David in his coming with the Philistines against Israel to battle—and they did not help them, for by counsel the princes of the Philistines sent him away, saying, “He defects with our heads to his master Saul.” 20In his going to Ziglag there have fallen to him from Manasseh: Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillthai, heads of the thousands who [are] of Manasseh; 21and they have helped with David over the troop, for all of them [are] mighty men of valor, and they are captains in the host, 22for at that time, day by day, they come to David to help him, until 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 to David at Hebron to turn around the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the mouth of YHWH. 24The sons of Judah, carrying buckler and spear, [are] six thousand and eight hundred, armed ones of the host. 25Of the sons of Simeon, mighty men of valor for the host, [are] seven thousand and one hundred. 26Of the sons of Levi [are] four thousand and six hundred; 27and Jehoiada [is] the leader of the Aaronite, and with him [are] three thousand and seven hundred, 28and Zadok, a young man, a mighty man of valor, and of the house of his father [are] twenty-two heads. 29And of the sons of Benjamin, brothers of Saul, [are] three thousand, and until now their greater part are keeping the charge of the house of Saul. 30And of the sons of Ephraim [are] twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valor, men of renown, according to the house of their fathers. 31And of the half of the tribe of Manasseh [are] eighteen thousand, who have been defined by name, to come to cause David to reign. 32And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding for the times, to know what Israel should do; their heads [are] two hundred, and all their brothers [are] at their command. 33Of Zebulun, going forth to the host, arranging battle with all instruments of battle, [are] fifty thousand, and keeping rank without a double heart. 34And of Naphtali, one thousand heads, and with them, with buckler and spear, [are] thirty-seven thousand. 35And of the Danite, arranging battle, [are] twenty-eight thousand and six hundred. 36And of Asher, going forth to the host, to arrange battle, [are] forty thousand. 37And 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] one hundred and twenty thousand.

38All these [are] men of war, keeping rank—they have come to Hebron with a perfect heart, to cause David to reign over all Israel, and also all the rest of Israel [are] of one heart, to cause David to reign, 39and they are there, with David, three days, eating and drinking, for their brothers have prepared for them. 40And also those near to them—to Issachar, and Zebulun, and Naphtali—are bringing in bread on donkeys, 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.

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