David

David

 
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  • Ishbi-benob was a descendant of the giants*; his bronze spearhead weighed more than seven pounds,* and he was armed with a new sword. He had cornered David and was about to kill him.4 - 2 Samuel 21:16


  • But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to his rescue and killed the Philistine. After that, David's men declared, "You are not going out to battle again! Why should we risk snuffing out the light of Israel?" - 2 Samuel 21:17


  • defied and taunted Israel. But he was killed by Jonathan, the son of David's brother Shimea.*6 - 2 Samuel 21:21


  • These four Philistines were descended from the giants of Gath, but they were killed by David and his warriors. - 2 Samuel 21:22


  • David sang this song to the LORD after the LORD had rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. - 2 Samuel 22:1


  • You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever." - 2 Samuel 22:51


  • These are the last words of David: "David, the son of Jesse, speaks-- David, the man to whom God gave such wonderful success, David, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, David, the sweet psalmist of Israel. - 2 Samuel 23:1


  • These are the names of David's mightiest men. The first was Jashobeam the Hacmonite,* who was commander of the Three--the three greatest warriors among David's men. He once used his spear to kill eight hundred enemy warriors in a single battle.*1 - 2 Samuel 23:8


  • Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. Once Eleazar and David stood together against the Philistines when the entire Israelite army had fled. - 2 Samuel 23:9


  • Once during harvesttime, when David was at the cave of Adullam, the Philistine army was camped in the valley of Rephaim. The Three (who were among the Thirty--an elite group among David's fighting men) went down to meet him there. - 2 Samuel 23:13


  • David was staying in the stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detachment had occupied the town of Bethlehem. - 2 Samuel 23:14


  • David remarked longingly to his men, "Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well in Bethlehem, the one by the gate." - 2 Samuel 23:15


  • So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew some water from the well, and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out before the LORD. - 2 Samuel 23:16


  • "The LORD forbid that I should drink this!" he exclaimed. "This water is as precious as the blood of these men who risked their lives to bring it to me." So David did not drink it. This is an example of the exploits of the Three. - 2 Samuel 23:17


  • He was more honored than the other members of the Thirty, though he was not one of the Three. And David made him commander of his bodyguard. - 2 Samuel 23:23


  • Once again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he caused David to harm them by taking a census. "Go and count the people of Israel and Judah," the LORD told him. - 2 Samuel 24:1


  • But after he had taken the census, David's conscience began to bother him. And he said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly and shouldn't have taken the census. Please forgive me, LORD, for doing this foolish thing." - 2 Samuel 24:10
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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