1 Chronicles 19 8-1 Chronicles 19 19
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men.And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.When Joab saw that the battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Syrians.The rest of his men he put in the charge of Abishai his brother, and they were arrayed against the Ammonites.And he said,“ If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you.Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians for battle, and they fled before him.And when the Ammonites saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before Abishai, Joab’s brother, and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head.And when it was told to David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan and came to them and drew up his forces against them. And when David set the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 7,000 chariots and 40,000 foot soldiers, and put to death also Shophach the commander of their army.And when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became subject to him. So the Syrians were not willing to save the Ammonites any more.
2 Samuel 23 8-2 Samuel 23 39
These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite; he was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against eight hundred whom he killed at one time.And next to him among the three mighty men was Eleazar the son of Dodo, son of Ahohi. He was with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel withdrew.He rose and struck down the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clung to the sword. And the Lord brought about a great victory that day, and the men returned after him only to strip the slain.And next to him was Shammah, the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines gathered together at Lehi, where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the men fled from the Philistines.But he took his stand in the midst of the plot and defended it and struck down the Philistines, and the Lord worked a great victory.And three of the thirty chief men went down and came about harvest time to David at the cave of Adullam, when a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.And David said longingly,“ Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the Lordand said,“ Far be it from me, O Lord, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he wielded his spear against three hundred men and killed them and won a name beside the three.He was the most renowned of the thirty and became their commander, but he did not attain to the three.And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was a valiant man of Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds. He struck down two ariels of Moab. He also went down and struck down a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen.And he struck down an Egyptian, a handsome man. The Egyptian had a spear in his hand, but Benaiah went down to him with a staff and snatched the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear.These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and won a name beside the three mighty men.He was renowned among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David set him over his bodyguard.Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,Shammah of Harod, Elika of Harod,Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh of Tekoa,Abiezer of Anathoth, Mebunnai the Hushathite,Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai of Netophah,Heleb the son of Baanah of Netophah, Ittai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the people of Benjamin,Benaiah of Pirathon, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth of Bahurim,Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,Hezro of Carmel, Paarai the Arbite,Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai of Beeroth, the armor-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,Uriah the Hittite: thirty-seven in all.