2 Samuel 23:8-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)
His Mighty Men
8 These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite, chief of the [a]captains, he was called Adino the Eznite, because of eight hundred slain by him at one time;9 and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they [b]defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had [c]withdrawn.10 He arose and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and [d]clung to the sword, and the Lord brought about a great [e]victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip the slain.
11 Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered [f]into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines.12 But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the Lord brought about a great [g]victory.
13 Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam, while the troop of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim.14 David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.15 David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!”16 So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord;17 and he said, “Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.
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