2 SAMUEL 23:19 – 24:8
23:19 He was indeed the most honored among the thirty, and he became their leader; but he did not attain to the three.
23:20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, was great in mighty deeds. He struck the two sons of Ariel the Moabite; he also went down and struck a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.
23:21 And he struck an Egyptian, an imposing man. And the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, but he went down to him with a staff and snatched the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian and slew him with his own spear.
23:22 These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and he had a name among the three mighty men.
23:23 He was more honored than the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David set him over his bodyguard.
23:24 Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem;
23:25 Shammah the Harodite; Elika the Harodite;
23:26 Helez the Paltite; Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite;
23:27 Abiezer the Anathothite; Mebunnai the Hushathite;
23:28 Zalmon the Ahohite; Maharai the Netophathite;
23:29 Heleb the son of Baanah the Netophathite; Ittai the son of Ribai from Gibeah of the children of Benjamin;
23:30 Benaiah the Pirathonite; Hiddai from the brooks of Gaash;
23:31 Abi-albon the Arbathite; Azmaveth the Barhumite;
23:32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite; of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan;
23:33 Shammah the Hararite; Ahiam the son of Sharar the Ararite;
23:34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai; the son of the Maachathite; Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite;
23:35 Hezrai the Carmelite; Paarai the Arbite;
23:36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah; Bani the Gadite;
23:37 Zelek the Ammonite; Naharai the Beerothite, the armor bearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah;
23:38 Ira the Ithrite; Gareb the Ithrite;
23:39 Uriah the Hittite. They were thirty-seven in all.
24:1 And again the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel; and he moved David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Judah.
24:2 And the king said to Joab the captain of the army, who was with him, Go now throughout all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beer-sheba, and count the people, that I may know the number of the people.
24:3 And Joab said to the king, Now may Jehovah your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king may see it. But why does my lord the king desire this thing?
24:4 Nevertheless the king’s word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the army. And Joab and the captains of the army went forth before the king to count the people of Israel.
24:5 And they crossed the Jordan and encamped at Aroer to the right of the city, which was in the midst of the river valley, toward Gad and unto Jazer.
24:6 Then they came to Gilead and to the land of Tahtim-hodshi, and they came to Dan-jaan and around to Sidon.
24:7 And they came to the stronghold of Tyre and all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went on to the south of Judah at Beer-sheba.
24:8 And when they had gone about throughout all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.