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Dawudi Afuuka kabaka wa Isirayiri Yonna

11 (A)Isirayiri yenna ne bakuŋŋaanira eri Dawudi e Kebbulooni, ne boogera nti, “Laba tuli ba mubiri gwo, na musaayi gwo. (B)Mu biro eby’edda, Sawulo bwe yali kabaka ggwe wakulembera Isirayiri mu ntalo. Era Mukama Katonda wo n’akugamba nti, ‘Ggwe olirabirira abantu bange Isirayiri, era oliba mukulembeze waabwe.’ ”

(C)Awo abakadde ba Isirayiri bonna ne bakuŋŋaanira eri Kabaka Dawudi e Kebbulooni, n’akola endagaano nabo e Kebbulooni mu maaso ga Mukama, era ne bafuka amafuta ku Dawudi okuba kabaka wa Isirayiri, nga Mukama bwe yasuubiza mu kigambo kye ng’ayita mu Samwiri.

(D)Awo Dawudi ng’ali wamu n’Abayisirayiri bonna ne boolekera Yerusaalemi, ye Yebusi. Ne basangayo Abayebusi abaabeerangamu. Abayebusi ne bagamba Dawudi nti, “Tojja kuyingira muno.” Naye Dawudi n’awamba ekigo kya Sayuuni, ky’ekibuga kya Dawudi.

(E)Dawudi yali asuubizza nti, “Oyo anaakulembera okulumba Abayebusi, ye aliba Omuduumizi w’eggye omukulu.” Awo Yowaabu mutabani wa Zeruyiya n’abakulembera era n’aweebwa obukulu obwo. Awo Dawudi n’abeeranga mu kigo, era ne kituumibwa Ekibuga kya Dawudi. (F)N’azimba ekibuga okukyetooloola, okuva ku Miiro okutuukira ddala ku bbugwe w’ekibuga, ate Yowaabu ye n’addaabiriza ebitundu ebirala eby’ekibuga. (G)Awo Dawudi ne yeeyongeranga okuba ow’amaanyi, kubanga Mukama ow’Eggye yali wamu naye.

Abasajja Abazira aba Dawudi

10 (H)Bano be baali abasajja abalwanyi abazira aba Dawudi, abaamuwagiranga ennyo mu bwakabaka bwe, wamu ne Isirayiri yenna okumufuulira ddala kabaka ow’enkalakkalira ng’ekigambo kya Mukama kye yasuubiza Isirayiri bwe kyali; 11 (I)Bano be basajja ba Dawudi abalwanyi ab’amaanyi be yalina: Yasobeyamu Omukakumoni, eyali omukulu w’abaduumizi abasatu; era yayimusiza abasajja abalwanyi bisatu effumu lye bonna n’abatta mu lulumbagana lumu.

12 Eyamuddiriranga mu buyinza ye yali Eriyazaali mutabani wa Dodo Omwakowa, era nga y’omu ku baduumizi abasatu. 13 Yali wamu ne Dawudi e Pasudawinimu, bwe baali bakuŋŋaanidde eyo okulwana, mu nnimiro eyalimu sayiri omungi, era abaserikale badduka Abafirisuuti. 14 (J)Naye baayimirira wakati mu nnimiro ne bagirwanirira, era ne batta Abafirisuuti, nga Mukama y’abawadde obuwanguzi.

15 (K)Awo abasajja basatu ne balaga mu mpuku ya Adulamu omwali Dawudi, nga n’eggye ly’Abafirisuuti lisiisidde mu kiwonvu Lefayimu. 16 (L)Mu kiseera ekyo Dawudi yali mu kigo, nga n’eggye ly’Abafirisuuti liri e Besirekemu. 17 Dawudi n’ayagala amazzi, n’agamba nti, “Singa wabaddewo omuntu anfunira amazzi ag’okunywa ag’omu luzzi oluli okumpi ne wankaaki ya Besirekemu.” 18 (M)Awo abasajja abazira abasatu ne bawaguza mu ggye ly’Abafirisuuti, ne basena amazzi okuva mu luzzi oluli okumpi ne wankaaki wa Besirekemu, era ne bagatwalira Dawudi. Naye Dawudi mu kifo ky’okuganywa yagawaayo ng’agafuka eri Mukama. 19 N’agamba nti, “Nnyinza ntya okunywa omusaayi gw’abasajja bano, abawaddeyo obulamu bwabwe, okumpi n’okubufiirwa?” Olw’okuwaayo obulamu bwabwe okugaleeta, Dawudi yali tasobola kuganywa.

Obwo nno bwe bwali obuzira bw’abasajja abo.

20 (N)Abisayi muganda wa Yowaabu ye yali omukulu w’abo abasatu, era oyo ye yayimusiza effumu abasajja abalwanyi bisatu era n’abatta, era kyeyava ayatiikirira mu basatu. 21 Yali mwatiikirivu nnyo okusinga abasatu, aboolubereberye, era n’aba muduumizi waabwe, newaakubadde nga teyabalibwa ng’omu ku bakulu.

22 (O)Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada yali mulwanyi omuzira ow’e Kabuzeeri, eyakola ebyobuzira bingi, era n’okutta yatta abasajja ababiri abaali basingayo amaanyi mu Mowaabu. Ate era yakka mu bunnya mu biro eby’omuzira n’atta empologoma. 23 (P)Yatta Omumisiri omuwanvu ennyo eyali fuuti musanvu n’ekitundu. Newaakubadde nga Omumisiri yalina effumu eryenkana omuti ogulukirwako engoye, Benaya ye yagenda gyali ng’alina omuggo, era n’amuggyako effumu, n’alimuttisa. 24 Ebyo bye bimu ku byobuzira Benaya mutabani wa Yekoyaada bye yakola, era naye n’ayatiikirira nga bali abasajja abasatu ab’amaanyi. 25 Yaweebwa ekitiibwa kya waggulu nnyo okusinga abakulu amakumi asatu, newaakubadde nga teyatuuka ku ssa lya bali abasatu. Era Dawudi yamufuula omukulu w’abambowa be.

26 (Q)Abasajja abazira ab’eggye baali:

Asakeri muganda wa Yowaabu,

ne Erukanani mutabani wa Dodo ow’e Besirekemu,

27 (R)ne Sammosi Omukalooli,

ne Kerezi Omuperoni;

28 (S)ne Ira mutabani wa Ikkesi Omutekowa,

ne Abiyezeeri Omwanasosi,

29 (T)ne Sibbekayi Omukusasi,

ne Irayi Omwakowa,

30 ne Makalayi Omunetofa,

ne Keredi mutabani wa Bayaana Omunetofa,

31 (U)ne Isayi mutabani wa Libayi ow’e Gibea ow’ekika kya Benyamini,

ne Benaya Omupirasoni,

32 ne Kulayi ow’oku bugga obw’e Gaasi,

ne Abyeri Omwalubasi,

33 ne Azumavesi Omubakalumi,

ne Eriyaba Omusaaluboni,

34 batabani ba Kasamu Omugizoni,

ne Yonasaani mutabani wa Sage Omukalali;

35 ne Akiyamu mutabani wa Sakali Omukalali,

ne Erifali mutabani wa Uli,

36 ne Keferi Omumekera,

ne Akiya Omuperoni,

37 ne Kezulo Omukalumeeri,

ne Naalayi mutabani wa Ezubayi,

38 ne Yoweeri muganda wa Nasani,

ne Mibukali mutabani wa Kaguli;

39 ne Zereki Omwamoni,

ne Nakalayi Omubeerosi, ey’etikkanga ebyokulwanyisa bya Yowaabu mutabani wa Zeruyiya,

40 ne Ira Omuyisuli,

ne Galebu Omuyisuli,

41 (V)ne Uliya Omukiiti,

ne Zabadi mutabani wa Akulayi,

42 ne Adina mutabani wa Siza Omulewubeeni, eyali omukulembeze wa Balewubeeni, n’amakumi asatu abaabeeranga naye,

43 ne Kanani mutabani wa Maaka,

ne Yosafaati Omumisuni,

44 (W)ne Uzziya Omwasutaloosi,

ne Samma ne Yeyeri batabani ba Kosamu Omwaloweri,

45 ne Yediyayeri mutabani wa Simuli,

ne muganda we Yoka, nga bombi Batiizi,

46 ne Eryeri Omumakavi,

ne Yeribayi ne Yosaviya batabani ba Erunaamu, ne Isuma Omumowaabu,

47 ne Eryeri, ne Obedi ne Yaasiyeri Omumezoba.

David Becomes King Over Israel(A)

11 All Israel(B) came together to David at Hebron(C) and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. In the past, even while Saul was king, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns.(D) And the Lord your God said to you, ‘You will shepherd(E) my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.(F)’”

When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, he made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed(G) David king over Israel, as the Lord had promised through Samuel.

David Conquers Jerusalem(H)

David and all the Israelites marched to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus). The Jebusites(I) who lived there said to David, “You will not get in here.” Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.

David had said, “Whoever leads the attack on the Jebusites will become commander-in-chief.” Joab(J) son of Zeruiah went up first, and so he received the command.

David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David. He built up the city around it, from the terraces[a](K) to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city. And David became more and more powerful,(L) because the Lord Almighty was with him.

David’s Mighty Warriors(M)

10 These were the chiefs of David’s mighty warriors—they, together with all Israel,(N) gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the Lord had promised(O) 11 this is the list of David’s mighty warriors:(P)

Jashobeam,[b] a Hakmonite, was chief of the officers[c]; he raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter.

12 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite, one of the three mighty warriors. 13 He was with David at Pas Dammim when the Philistines gathered there for battle. At a place where there was a field full of barley, the troops fled from the Philistines. 14 But they took their stand in the middle of the field. They defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.(Q)

15 Three of the thirty chiefs came down to David to the rock at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley(R) of Rephaim. 16 At that time David was in the stronghold,(S) and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. 17 David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” 18 So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured(T) it out to the Lord. 19 “God forbid that I should do this!” he said. “Should I drink the blood of these men who went at the risk of their lives?” Because they risked their lives to bring it back, David would not drink it.

Such were the exploits of the three mighty warriors.

20 Abishai(U) the brother of Joab was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three. 21 He was doubly honored above the Three and became their commander, even though he was not included among them.

22 Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel,(V) performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.(W) 23 And he struck down an Egyptian who was five cubits[d] tall. Although the Egyptian had a spear like a weaver’s rod(X) in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear. 24 Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. 25 He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

26 The mighty warriors were:

Asahel(Y) the brother of Joab,

Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,

27 Shammoth(Z) the Harorite,

Helez the Pelonite,

28 Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa,

Abiezer(AA) from Anathoth,

29 Sibbekai(AB) the Hushathite,

Ilai the Ahohite,

30 Maharai the Netophathite,

Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite,

31 Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin,

Benaiah(AC) the Pirathonite,(AD)

32 Hurai from the ravines of Gaash,

Abiel the Arbathite,

33 Azmaveth the Baharumite,

Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

34 the sons of Hashem the Gizonite,

Jonathan son of Shagee the Hararite,

35 Ahiam son of Sakar the Hararite,

Eliphal son of Ur,

36 Hepher the Mekerathite,

Ahijah the Pelonite,

37 Hezro the Carmelite,

Naarai son of Ezbai,

38 Joel the brother of Nathan,

Mibhar son of Hagri,

39 Zelek the Ammonite,

Naharai the Berothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah,

40 Ira the Ithrite,

Gareb the Ithrite,

41 Uriah(AE) the Hittite,

Zabad(AF) son of Ahlai,

42 Adina son of Shiza the Reubenite, who was chief of the Reubenites, and the thirty with him,

43 Hanan son of Maakah,

Joshaphat the Mithnite,

44 Uzzia the Ashterathite,(AG)

Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite,

45 Jediael son of Shimri,

his brother Joha the Tizite,

46 Eliel the Mahavite,

Jeribai and Joshaviah the sons of Elnaam,

Ithmah the Moabite,

47 Eliel, Obed and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 11:8 Or the Millo
  2. 1 Chronicles 11:11 Possibly a variant of Jashob-Baal
  3. 1 Chronicles 11:11 Or Thirty; some Septuagint manuscripts Three (see also 2 Samuel 23:8)
  4. 1 Chronicles 11:23 That is, about 7 feet 6 inches or about 2.3 meters

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