1611 King James Bible

1 Chronicles 12

The companies that came to David at Ziklag.

1 Chronicles 12:1 Now these [are they] that came to Dauid to Ziklag while hee yet kept himselfe close, because of Saul the sonne of Kish: and they [were] among the mighty men, helpers of the warre. 1 Chronicles 12:2 They were armed with bowes, and could vse both the right hand and the left, in [hurling] stones, and [shooting] arrowes out of a bow, [euen] of Sauls brethren of Beniamin. 1 Chronicles 12:3 The chiefe [was] Ahiezer, then Ioash the sonnes of Shemaah the Gibeathite, and Ieziel, and Pelet, the sonnes of Azmaueth, and Berachah, and Iehu the Antothite, 1 Chronicles 12:4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mightie man among the thirtie, and ouer the thirtie, and Ieremiah, and Iahaziel, and Iohanan, and Iosabad the Gederathite, 1 Chronicles 12:5 Eleuzai, and Ierimoth, and Bealiath, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite, 1 Chronicles 12:6 Elkanah, and Iesiah, and Azariel, and Ioezer, and Iashobeam, the Korhites, 1 Chronicles 12:7 And Ioelah, and Zebadiah the sonnes of Ieroam of Gedor. 1 Chronicles 12:8 And of the Gadites there separated themselues vnto Dauid, into the hold to the wildernesse, men of might, [and] men of warre, fit for the battel, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces [were] like the faces of Lyons, and were as swift as the Roes vpon the mountaines: 1 Chronicles 12:9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third, 1 Chronicles 12:10 Mashmannah the fourth, Ieremiah the fift, 1 Chronicles 12:11 Atthai the sixt, Eliel the seuenth, 1 Chronicles 12:12 Iohanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 1 Chronicles 12:13 Ieremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleuenth. 1 Chronicles 12:14 These [were] of the sonnes of Gad, captaines of the hoste: one of the least was ouer an hundred, and the greatest, ouer a thousand. 1 Chronicles 12:15 These [are] they that went ouer Iorden in the first moneth, when it had ouerflowen all his bankes, and they put to flight all them of the valleis, [both] toward the East, and toward the West. 1 Chronicles 12:16 And there came of the children of Beniamin, and Iudah, to the hold vnto Dauid. 1 Chronicles 12:17 And Dauid went out to meete them, and answered and sayd vnto them: If yee bee come peaceably vnto me to helpe me, mine heart shall be knit vnto you: but if yee be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands: the God of our fathers looke thereon, and rebuke [it]. 1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came vpon Amasai, [who was] chiefe of the captaines, [and he sayd], Thine [are we], Dauid, and on thy side, thou sonne of Iesse: Peace, peace be vnto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then Dauid receiued them, and made them captaines of the band. 1 Chronicles 12:19 And there fell some of Manasseh to Dauid, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battell, but they helped them not. For the Lords of the Philistines, vpon aduisement, sent him away, saying, Hee will fall to his master Saul, to [the ieopardie of] our heads. 1 Chronicles 12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Iozabad, and Iediel, and Michael, and Iozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captaines of the thousands that [were] of Manasseh. 1 Chronicles 12:21 And they helped Dauid against the band [of the Rouers]: for they [were] all mighty men of valour, and were captaines in the hoste. 1 Chronicles 12:22 For at [that] time day by day, there came to Dauid to helpe him, vntill it was a great hoste, like the hoste of God.

The armies that came to him at Hebron.

1 Chronicles 12:23 And these are the numbers of the bands, [that] were ready armed to the warre, and came to Dauid to Hebron, to turne the kingdome of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD. 1 Chronicles 12:24 The children of Iudah that bare shield, and speare, [were] sixe thousand, and eight hundred, readie armed to the warre. 1 Chronicles 12:25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the warre, seuen thousand and one hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:26 Of the children of Leui, foure thousand and sixe hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:27 And Iehoiada was the leader of the Aaronits, and with him [were] three thousand, and seuen hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:28 And Zadok a young man mightie of valour, and of his fathers house twentie and two captaines. 1 Chronicles 12:29 And of the children of Beniamin the kinred of Saul three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul. 1 Chronicles 12:30 And of the children of Ephraim, twentie thousand, and eight hundred, mightie men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers. 1 Chronicles 12:31 And of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, eighteene thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make Dauid king. 1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had vnderstanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to doe: the heads of them were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their commandement. 1 Chronicles 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went foorth to battell, expert in warre, with all instruments of warre, fifty thousand, which could keepe ranke: They [were] not of double heart. 1 Chronicles 12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand captaines, and with them, with shield and speare, thirtie and seuen thousand. 1 Chronicles 12:35 And of the Danites, expert in war, twentie and eight thousand, and sixe hundred. 1 Chronicles 12:36 And of Asher, such as went foorth to battell, expert in warre, fourtie thousand. 1 Chronicles 12:37 And on the other side of Iorden, of the Reubenites, & the Gadites, and of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, with all maner of instruments of warre for the battell, an hundred and twentie thousand. 1 Chronicles 12:38 All these men of warre, that could keepe ranke, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make Dauid king ouer all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel, [were] of one heart to make Dauid king. 1 Chronicles 12:39 And there they were with Dauid three dayes, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them. 1 Chronicles 12:40 Moreouer, they that were nigh them, euen vnto Issachar, and Zebulun, and Naphtali brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, [and] meat, meale, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oyle, and oxen, and sheepe abundantly: for there [was] ioy in Israel.

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