First Chronicles 12


12:1 Now these [are] they that came to David to Ziklag, while he
 yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and
 they [were] among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
12:2 [They were] armed with bows, and could use both the right
 hand and the left in [hurling] stones, and [shooting] arrows
 from a bow, [even] of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
12:3 The chief [was] Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah
 the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth;
 and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,
12:4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty,
 and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan,
 and Josabad the Gederathite,
12:5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and
 Shephatiah the Haruphite,
12:6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and
 Jashobeam, the Korhites.
12:7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
12:8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves to David in
 the hold in the wilderness men of might, [and] men of war [fit]
 for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose
 faces [were like] the faces of lions, and [were] as swift as
 the roes upon the mountains;
12:9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
12:10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
12:12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
12:13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
12:14 These [were] of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one
 of the least [was] over a hundred, and the greatest over a
 thousand.
12:15 These [are] they that went over Jordan in the first month,
 when it had overflowed all its banks; and they put to flight
 all [them] of the valleys, [both] towards the east, and towards
 the west.
12:16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to
 the hold to David.
12:17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to
 them, If ye have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart
 shall be knit to you: but if [ye have come] to betray me to my
 enemies, seeing [there is] no wrong in my hands, the God of our
 fathers look [on it], and rebuke [it].
12:18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, [who was] chief of the
 captains, [and he said], Thine [are we], David, and on thy
 side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace [be] to thee, and peace
 [be] to thy helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David
 received them, and made them captains of the band.
12:19 And there fell [some] of Manasseh to David, when he came
 with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped
 them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent
 him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to [the
 jeopardy of] our heads.
12:20 And as he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh,
 Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and
 Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that [were] of
 Manasseh.
12:21 And they helped David against the band [of the rovers]:
 for they [were] all mighty men of valor, and were captains in
 the host.
12:22 For at [that] time day by day there came to David to help
 him, until [it was] a great host, like the host of God.
12:23 And these [are] the numbers of the bands [that were] ready
 armed to the war, [and] came to David to Hebron, to turn the
 kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
12:24 The children of Judah that bore shield and spear [were]
 six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed for war.
12:25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valor for war,
 seven thousand and one hundred.
12:26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
12:27 And Jehoiada [was] the leader of the Aaronites, and with
 him [were] three thousand and seven hundred;
12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valor, and of his
 father's house twenty and two captains.
12:29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul,
 three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept
 the ward of the house of Saul.
12:30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight
 hundred, mighty men of valor, famous throughout the house of
 their fathers.
12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who
 were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
12:32 And of the children of Issachar, [who were men] that had
 understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;
 the heads of them [were] two hundred; and all their brethren
 [were] at their command.
12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,
 with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, who could keep
 rank: [they were] not of double heart.
12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with
 shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
12:35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand
 and six hundred.
12:36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,
 forty thousand.
12:37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and
 the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner
 of instruments of war for the battle, a hundred and twenty
 thousand.
12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a
 perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel:
 and all the rest also of Israel [were] of one heart to make
 David king.
12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating and
 drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
12:40 Moreover, they that were nigh them, [even] to Issachar,
 and Zebulun, and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on
 camels, and on mules, and on oxen, [and] provision, meal, cakes
 of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen,
 and sheep abundantly: for [there was] joy in Israel.
 
 

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