The King Helpers - 1st Chronicles 12

1 Chronicles 12:1 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:2 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:3 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,  

1 Chronicles 12:4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among  the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel,  and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite, 

1 Chronicles 12:5 Eluzai,  and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah  the Haruphite, 

1 Chronicles 12:6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and  Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites, 

1 Chronicles 12:7 And Joelah,  and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor. 

1 Chronicles 12:8 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; 

1 Chronicles 12:9 Ezer the first, Obadiah  the second, Eliab the third, 

1 Chronicles 12:10 Mishmannah the fourth,  Jeremiah the fifth, 

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1 Chronicles 12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,  

1 Chronicles 12:12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 

1 Chronicles 12:13  Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh. 

1 Chronicles 12:14 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:15 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:16 And there came of the  children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.  

1 Chronicles 12:17 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:18 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:19 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:20 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:21 And they  helped David against the band of the rovers: for they  were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the  host. 

1 Chronicles 12:22 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.  

1 Chronicles 12:23 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:24 The children of Judah that  bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight  hundred, ready armed to the war. 

1 Chronicles 12:25 Of the children of  Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand  and one hundred. 

1 Chronicles 12:26 Of the children of Levi four  thousand and six hundred. 

1 Chronicles 12:27 And Jehoiada was the  leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand  and seven hundred; 

1 Chronicles 12:28 And Zadok, a young man  mighty of valour, and of his father’s house twenty and two  captains. 

1 Chronicles 12:29 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:30  And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight  hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the  house of their fathers. 

1 Chronicles 12:31 And of the half tribe of  Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by  name, to come and make David king. 

1 Chronicles 12:32 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:33 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand  captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and  seven thousand. 

1 Chronicles 12:35 And of the Danites expert in war  twenty and eight thousand and six hundred. 

1 Chronicles 12:36 And of  Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty  thousand. 

1 Chronicles 12:37 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. 

1 Chronicles 12:38 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.   

1 Chronicles 12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating  and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.  

1 Chronicles 12:40 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. KJV