2 Samuel 23:18-39 NIV

2 Samuel 23:18-39 NIV [18] Abishai the brother of Joab son of Zeruiah was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three. [19] Was he not held in greater honor than the Three? He became their commander, even though he was not included among them. [20] Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. [21] And he struck down a huge Egyptian. Although the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear. [22] Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. [23] He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard. [24] Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem, [25] Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, [26] Helez the Paltite, Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, [27] Abiezer from Anathoth, Sibbekai the Hushathite, [28] Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, [29] Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin, [30] Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai from the ravines of Gaash, [31] Abi-Albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, [32] Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan [33] son of Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam son of Sharar the Hararite, [34] Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maakathite, Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, [35] Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, [36] Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, the son of Hagri, [37] Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah, [38] Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite [39] and Uriah the Hittite. There were thirty-seven in all.

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