1 Hi quoque venerunt ad Da vid in Siceleg, cum adhuc fu geret Saul filium Cis; qui erant fortissimi et egregii pugnatores
2 tendentes arcum et utraque manu fundis saxa iacientes et dirigentes sagittas. De fratribus Saul ex Beniamin:
3 princeps Ahiezer et Ioas filii Samaa Gabaathites et Iaziel et Phalet filii Azmaveth et Baracha et Iehu Anathothites;
4 Iesmaias quoque Gabaonites fortissimus inter triginta et super triginta,
5 Ieremias et Iahaziel et Iohanan et Iozabad Gederothites,
6 Eluzai et Ierimoth et Baalia et Samaria et Saphatia Haruphites,
7 Elcana et Iesia et Azareel et Ioezer et Iesbaam Coritae,
8 Ioela quoque et Zabadia filii Ieroham de Gedor.
9 Sed et de Gad transfugerunt ad David, cum lateret in deserto, viri robustissimi et pugnatores optimi tenentes clipeum et hastam; facies eorum quasi facies leonis et veloces quasi capreae in montibus:
10 Ezer princeps, Abdias secundus, Eliab tertius,
11 Masmana quartus, Ieremias quintus,
12 Etthei sextus, Eliel septimus,
13 Iohanan octavus, Elzebad nonus,
14 Ieremias decimus, Machbanai undecimus.
15 Hi de filiis Gad principes exercitus, minimus contra centum praevalebat et maximus contra mille.
16 Isti sunt qui transierunt Iordanem mense primo, quando inundare consuevit super ripas suas, et omnes fugaverunt, qui morabantur in vallibus ad orientalem plagam et occidentalem.
17 Venerunt autem et de Beniamin et de Iuda ad praesidium, in quo morabatur David.
18 Egressusque est David obviam eis et ait: "Si pacifice venistis ad me, ut auxiliemini mihi, cor meum iungatur vobis; si autem insidiamini mihi pro adversariis meis, cum ego iniquitatem in manibus non habeam, videat Deus patrum nostrorum et iudicet".
19 Spiritus vero induit Amasai principem inter triginta, et ait: "Tui sumus, o David, et tecum, fili Isai! Pax, pax tibi et pax adiutoribus tuis; te enim adiuvat Deus tuus". Suscepit ergo eos David et constituit principes turmae.
20 Porro de Manasse transfugerunt ad David, quando veniebat cum Philisthim adversus Saul, ut pugnaret; et non dimicavit cum eis, quia inito consilio remiserunt eum principes Philisthinorum dicentes: "Periculo capitis nostri revertetur ad dominum suum Saul".
21 Quando igitur reversus est in Siceleg, transfugerunt ad eum de Manasse Ednas et Iozabad et Iedihel et Michael et Iozabad et Eliu et Selathai principes milium in Manasse:
22 hi praebuerunt auxilium David adversus latrunculos; omnes enim erant viri fortissimi et facti sunt principes in exercitu.
23 Sed et per singulos dies veniebant ad David ad auxiliandum ei, usque dum fieret grandis numerus quasi exercitus Dei.
24 Iste quoque est numerus principum exercitus, qui venerunt ad David, cum esset in Hebron, ut transferrent regnum Saul ad eum iuxta verbum Domini.
25 Filii Iudae portantes clipeum et hastam sex milia octingenti expediti ad proelium.
26 De filiis Simeon virorum fortissimorum ad pugnandum septem milia centum.
27 De filiis Levi quattuor milia sescenti;
28 Ioiada quoque princeps de stirpe Aaron et cum eo tria milia septingenti;
29 Sadoc etiam iuvenis fortissimus et familia eius principes viginti duo.
30 De filiis autem Beniamin fratribus Saul tria milia; magna enim pars eorum adhuc sequebatur domum Saul.
31 Porro de filiis Ephraim viginti milia octingenti, fortissimi robore viri nominati in familiis suis.
32 Et ex dimidia parte tribus Manasse decem et octo milia; singuli per nomina sua destinati, ut venirent et constituerent regem David.
33 De filiis quoque Issachar viri eruditi, qui norant singula tempora ad sciendum quid facere deberet Israel, principes ducenti et omnes fratres eorum ad iussa eorum.
34 Porro de Zabulon, qui egrediebantur ad proelium et stabant in acie instructi omnibus armis bellicis, quinquaginta milia venerunt, ut congregarentur non in corde duplici.
35 Et de Nephthali principes mille; et cum eis instructa clipeo et hasta triginta septem milia.
36 De Dan etiam praeparata ad proelium viginti octo milia sescenti.
37 Et de Aser egredientes ad pugnam et in acie procedentes quadraginta milia.
38 Trans Iordanem autem de filiis Ruben et de Gad et dimidia parte tribus Manasse, instructi omnibus armis bellicis, centum viginti milia.
39 Omnes isti viri bellatores expediti ad pugnandum corde perfecto venerunt in Hebron, ut constituerent regem David super universum Israel; sed et omnes reliqui ex Israel uno corde erant, ut rex fieret David.
40 Fueruntque ibi apud David tribus diebus comedentes et bibentes; praeparaverunt enim eis fratres sui.
41 Sed et qui iuxta eos erant, usque ad Issachar et Zabulon et Nephthali, afferebant panes in asinis et camelis et mulis et bobus, escam farinae, palathas, uvam passam, vinum, oleum, boves, oves ad omnem copiam; gaudium quippe erat in Israel.
King James Version
1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,
4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,
5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,
6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,
7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.
15 These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.
16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.
17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.
20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
22 For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.
23 ¶ And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.
26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;
28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.
29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul.
30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.
31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.
34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.
36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand.
37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.
38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.
39 And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
40 Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.