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Week 21 Day 2
These are stories
the greatness of Israel
in individual acts
Stories of past generations
told and retold
They take me to places
I could not go,
in which I've never lived,
To be with people
I could not have met,
To give me thoughts
I've never known,
To share with me treasures
from every age.
WARRIORS They were fierce as lions and swift as gazelles. I Chronicles 11 & 12
4David went to Jerusalem where the Jebusites were. 5But
the inhabitants said to David, "You shall not come in here!"
6Now David said, "Whoever attacks the Jebusites first shall
be chief and captain." And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up
first, and became chief. 7Then David dwelt in the stronghold;
therefore they called it the City of David.
10These were the heads of the mighty men whom David
had, who strengthened themselves in his kingdom. 11David
had: Jashobeam, chief of the captains, who lifted up his spear
against three hundred at one time. 12After him was Eleazar.
15Now three of the thirty chief men went down to David
into the cave of Adullam; and the army of the Philistines
encamped in the Valley. 16David was in the stronghold,
and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
17David said with longing, "Oh, that someone would give
me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem, which is
by the gate!" 18So the three broke through the camp of the
Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem and
brought it back to David.
20Abishal the brother of Joab was chief of another three.
He had lifted up his spear against three hundred men, killed
them, and won a name among these three and became captain.
22Benaiah killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day. 23And he killed an Egyptian of great height, five cubits [7 1/2 feet] tall. In the Egyptian's hand there was a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, wrested the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and killed him with his own spear. 25David appointed him to his guard.
26Also the mighty warriors were Asahel, brother of Joab,
Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 28Ira the son of
Ikkesh the Tekoite, 40 Ira the Ithrite, 41Uriah the Hittite.
8Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the
wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions. They were as swift as gazelles on the
mountains. 15These are the ones who crossed the Jordan
in the first month, when it had overflowed all its banks; and
they put to flight all those in the valleys, to the east and to
the west. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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