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1 aNow these are the ones who came to David at Ziklag, while he was still restricted because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men who helped him in war.
4 and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty. 1Then Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite,
5 1Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah, Shephatiah the Haruphite,
8 From the Gadites there 1came over to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and athey were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.
15 aThese are the ones who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks and they put to flight all those in the valleys, both to the east and to the west.
17 David went out to meet them, and said to them, “If you come peacefully to me to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, since there is no 1wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look on it and decide.”
“We are yours, O David,
And with you, O son of Jesse!
cPeace, peace to you,
And peace to him who helps you;
Indeed, your God helps you!”
Then David received them and made them 2captains of the band.
19 aFrom Manasseh also some defected to David when he was about to go to battle with the Philistines against Saul. But they did not help them, for the lords of the Philistines after consultation sent him away, saying, “At the cost of our heads he may defect to his master Saul.”
20 As he went to Ziklag there defected to him from Manasseh: Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai, 1captains of thousands who belonged to Manasseh.
21 They helped David against athe band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the army.
22 For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army alike the army of God.
28 also aZadok, a young man mighty of valor, and of his father’s house twenty-two captains.
32 Of the sons of Issachar, amen who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.
38 All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with aa perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.
40 Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, abrought food on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep. There was joy indeed in Israel.
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