وَٱجْتَمَعَ كُلُّ رِجَالِ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى دَاوُدَ فِي حَبْرُونَ قَائِلِينَ: «هُوَذَا عَظْمُكَ وَلَحْمُكَ نَحْنُ.١1
Then the people of Israel came to David at Hebron [town] and said to him, “Listen, we have the same ancestors [IDM] that you have.
وَمُنْذُ أَمْسِ وَمَا قَبْلَهُ حِينَ كَانَ شَاوُلُ مَلِكًا كُنْتَ أَنْتَ تُخْرِجُ وَتُدْخِلُ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَقَدْ قَالَ لَكَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُكَ: أَنْتَ تَرْعَى شَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَأَنْتَ تَكُونُ رَئِيسًا لِشَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ».٢2
In the past, when Saul was our king, it was you who led our Israeli [soldiers in our battles]. You are the one to whom Yahweh our God promised, ‘You will be the leader [MET] of my people; you will be their king.’”
وَجَاءَ جَمِيعُ شُيُوخِ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلِكِ إِلَى حَبْرُونَ، فَقَطَعَ دَاوُدُ مَعَهُمْ عَهْدًا فِي حَبْرُونَ أَمَامَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَمَسَحُوا دَاوُدَ مَلِكًا عَلَى إِسْرَائِيلَ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ عَنْ يَدِ صَمُوئِيلَ.٣3
So all the Israeli elders came to David at Hebron. And David made a sacred agreement with them while Yahweh was listening. They anointed him [with olive oil to set him apart] to be the king of the Israeli people. That is what Yahweh had previously told [the prophet] Samuel would happen.
وَذَهَبَ دَاوُدُ وَكُلُّ إِسْرَائِيلَ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ، أَيْ يَبُوسَ. وَهُنَاكَ ٱلْيَبُوسِيُّونَ سُكَّانُ ٱلْأَرْضِ.٤4
David and all the Israeli [soldiers] [SYN] went to Jerusalem. [At that time], Jerusalem was called Jebus, and the people who lived there were the Jebus people-group.
وَقَالَ سُكَّانُ يَبُوسَ لِدَاوُدَ: «لَا تَدْخُلْ إِلَى هُنَا». فَأَخَذَ دَاوُدُ حِصْنَ صِهْيَوْنَ، هِيَ مَدِينَةُ دَاوُدَ.٥5
Those people said to David, “Your [soldiers] will not be able to get inside our city!” But David's [soldiers] captured the city, even though it had strong walls around it, and since then it has been called ‘The City of David’.
وَقَالَ دَاوُدُ: «إِنَّ ٱلَّذِي يَضْرِبُ ٱلْيَبُوسِيِّينَ أَوَّلًا يَكُونُ رَأْسًا وَقَائِدًا». فَصَعِدَ أَوَّلًا يُوآبُ ٱبْنُ صَرُويَةَ، فَصَارَ رَأْسًا.٦6
[What happened was this]: David said [to his soldiers], “The one who leads [our soldiers] to attack the Jebus people-group will become the commander of all my army.” Joab, the son of Zeruiah, led the soldiers, so he became the commander of all the army.
وَأَقَامَ دَاوُدُ فِي ٱلْحِصْنِ، لِذَلِكَ دَعَوْهُ «مَدِينَةَ دَاوُدَ».٧7
[After they captured] the city which had strong walls around it, David moved there. That is why they named it ‘The City of David’.
وَبَنَى ٱلْمَدِينَةَ حَوَالَيْهَا مِنَ ٱلْقَلْعَةِ إِلَى مَا حَوْلِهَا. وَيُوآبُ جَدَّدَ سَائِرَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ.٨8
David's workers rebuilt the city, starting where the land was filled in and extending to the wall that was around the city. Joab's [men] repaired the other parts of the city.
وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ يَتَزَايَدُ مُتَعَظِّمًا وَرَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ مَعَهُ.٩9
David became more and more powerful/influential, because the Almighty Commander of the armies of angels was with/helping him.
وَهَؤُلَاءِ رُؤَسَاءُ ٱلْأَبْطَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ لِدَاوُدَ، ٱلَّذِينَ تَشَدَّدُوا مَعَهُ فِي مُلْكِهِ مَعَ كُلِّ إِسْرَائِيلَ لِتَمْلِيكِهِ حَسَبَ كَلَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ مِنْ جِهَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ.١٠10
Yahweh had promised [that David would become the king]. And all the Israeli people (were happy that David was/supported David as) their king. There were many soldiers/warriors who helped David's kingdom to remain strong.
وَهَذَا هُوَ عَدَدُ ٱلْأَبْطَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ لِدَاوُدَ: يَشُبْعَامُ بْنُ حَكْمُونِي رَئِيسُ ٱلثَّوَالِثِ. هُوَ هَزَّ رُمْحَهُ عَلَى ثَلَاثِ مِئَةٍ قَتَلَهُمْ دُفْعَةً وَاحِدَةً.١١11
This is a list of the leaders of David's [most mighty] warriors: Jashobeam was from the Hacmon clan. He was one of the leaders of David's most powerful soldiers. One time he fought against three hundred enemies and killed them all with his spear.
وَبَعْدَهُ أَلِعَازَارُ بْنُ دُودُو ٱلْأَخُوخِيُّ. هُوَ مِنَ ٱلْأَبْطَالِ ٱلثَّلَاثَةِ.١٢12
Another one was Eleazar, who was the son of Dodo from the clan of Ahoh.
هُوَ كَانَ مَعَ دَاوُدَ فِي فَسَّ دَمِّيمَ وَقَدِ ٱجْتَمَعَ هُنَاكَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيُّونَ لِلْحَرْبِ. وَكَانَتْ قِطْعَةُ ٱلْحَقْلِ مَمْلُوءَةً شَعِيرًا، فَهَرَبَ ٱلشَّعْبُ مِنْ أَمَامِ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ.١٣13
[One day] he was with David at Pas Dammim when the soldiers of Philistia gathered there for the battle. There was a field of barley there. At first the Israeli soldiers ran away from the soldiers of Philistia,
وَوَقَفُوا فِي وَسَطِ ٱلْقِطْعَةِ وَأَنْقَذُوهَا، وَضَرَبُوا ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. وَخَلَّصَ ٱلرَّبُّ خَلَاصًا عَظِيمًا.١٤14
but then David and Eleazar stopped in the middle of the field and fought to defend it and killed [many of] the soldiers of Philistia. Yahweh enabled them to win a great victory on that day.
وَنَزَلَ ثَلَاثَةٌ مِنَ ٱلثَّلَاثِينَ رَئِيسًا إِلَى ٱلصَّخْرِ إِلَى دَاوُدَ إِلَى مَغَارَةِ عَدُلَّامَ وَجَيْشُ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ نَازِلٌ فِي وَادِي ٱلرَّفَائِيِّينَ.١٥15
One time three of David's thirty most mighty warriors came to David when he was camping next to the huge rock outside the cave near Adullam. At that same time, the army of Philistia had camped in the Rephaim Valley.
وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ حِينَئِذٍ فِي ٱلْحِصْنِ، وَحَفَظَةُ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ حِينَئِذٍ فِي بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ.١٦16
David was in a fortress, and some of the soldiers of Philistia were occupying Bethlehem.
فَتَأَوَّهَ دَاوُدُ وَقَالَ: «مَنْ يَسْقِينِي مَاءً مِنْ بِئْرِ بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ ٱلَّتِي عِنْدَ ٱلْبَابِ؟»١٧17
[One day] David was very thirsty and said, “I wish that someone would bring me some water from the well near the gate at Bethlehem!”
فَشَقَّ ٱلثَّلَاثَةُ مَحَلَّةَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ وَٱسْتَقَوْا مَاءً مِنْ بِئْرِ بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ ٱلَّتِي عِنْدَ ٱلْبَابِ، وَحَمَلُوهُ وَأَتَوْا بِهِ إِلَى دَاوُدَ، فَلَمْ يَشَأْ دَاوُدُ أَنْ يَشْرَبَهُ بَلْ سَكَبَهُ لِلرَّبِّ.١٨18
So those three most outstanding warriors forced their way through the camp of Philistia soldiers and drew some water from the well, and brought it to David. But he would not drink it. Instead, he poured it out [on the ground to be an offering] to Yahweh.
وَقَالَ: «حَاشَا لِي مِنْ قِبَلِ إِلَهِي أَنْ أَفْعَلَ ذَلِكَ! أَأَشْرَبُ دَمَ هَؤُلَاءِ ٱلرِّجَالِ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ؟ لِأَنَّهُمْ إِنَّمَا أَتَوْا بِهِ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ». وَلَمْ يَشَأْ أَنْ يَشْرَبَهُ. هَذَا مَا فَعَلَهُ ٱلْأَبْطَالُ ٱلثَّلَاثَةُ.١٩19
He said, “Yahweh, it would certainly not be right for me to drink this water! That would be like [RHQ] drinking the blood of these men who were willing/ready to die for me!” So he refused to drink it. That was one of the things that those three most outstanding warriors did.
وَأَبِشَايُ أَخُو يُوآبَ كَانَ رَئِيسَ ثَلَاثَةٍ. وَهُوَ قَدْ هَزَّ رُمْحَهُ عَلَى ثَلَاثِ مِئَةٍ فَقَتَلَهُمْ، فَكَانَ لَهُ ٱسْمٌ بَيْنَ ٱلثَّلَاثَةِ.٢٠20
Joab's [younger] brother Abishai was the leader of the thirty most mighty warriors. [One time] Abishai fought three hundred [enemy] soldiers with his spear and killed them.
مِنَ ٱلثَّلَاثَةِ أُكْرِمَ عَلَى ٱلِٱثْنَيْنِ وَكَانَ لَهُمَا رَئِيسًا، إِلَّا أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَصِلْ إِلَى ٱلثَّلَاثَةِ ٱلْأُوَلِ.٢١21
So he became as famous as those three most outstanding warriors. He became their commander, even though he was not one of those three men.
بَنَايَا بْنُ يَهُويَادَاعَ ٱبْنِ ذِي بَأْسٍ كَثِيرِ ٱلْأَفْعَالِ مِنْ قَبْصِيئِيلَ. هُوَ ٱلَّذِي ضَرَبَ أَسَدَيْ مُوآبَ، وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِي نَزَلَ وَضَرَبَ أَسَدًا فِي وَسَطِ جُبٍّ يَوْمَ ٱلثَّلْجِ.٢٢22
Jehoiada's son Benaiah was a brave soldier from Kabzeel [town] who did heroic deeds. He killed two of the best warriors from the Moab [people-group]. One day he went down into a pit when snow was falling [on the ground] and killed a lion there.
وَهُوَ ضَرَبَ ٱلرَّجُلَ ٱلْمِصْرِيَّ ٱلَّذِي قَامَتُهُ خَمْسُ أَذْرُعٍ، وَفِي يَدِ ٱلْمِصْرِيِّ رُمْحٌ كَنَوْلِ ٱلنَّسَّاجِينَ. فَنَزَلَ إِلَيْهِ بِعَصًا وَخَطَفَ ٱلرُّمْحَ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْمِصْرِيِّ وَقَتَلَهُ بِرُمْحِهِ.٢٣23
He also killed a soldier from Egypt who was (7-1/2 feet/2.3 meters) tall. The soldier from Egypt carried a spear that was as long as a weaver's rod. Benaiah had [only] a club, but he grabbed the other man's spear and killed him with it.
هَذَا مَا فَعَلَهُ بَنَايَا بْنُ يَهُويَادَاعَ، فَكَانَ لَهُ ٱسْمٌ بَيْنَ ٱلثَّلَاثَةِ ٱلْأَبْطَالِ.٢٤24
Those are some of the things that Benaiah did. So he became as famous as the three mighty warriors.
هُوَذَا أُكْرِمَ عَلَى ٱلثَّلَاثِينَ إِلَّا أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَصِلْ إِلَى ٱلثَّلَاثَةِ. فَجَعَلَهُ دَاوُدُ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ سِرِّهِ.٢٥25
He was more honored than the other members of the group of thirty most mighty warriors, but he did not become a member of the group of three most outstanding warriors. David appointed him to be the leader of his bodyguards.
وَأَبْطَالُ ٱلْجَيْشِ هُمْ: عَسَائِيلُ أَخُو يُوآبَ، وَأَلْحَانَانُ بْنُ دُودُوَ مِنْ بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ،٢٦26
These are the names of David's mighty warriors: Asahel, the [younger] brother of Joab; Elhanan, the son of Dodo, from Bethlehem;
شَمُّوتُ ٱلْهَرُورِيُّ، حَالِصُ ٱلْفَلُونِيُّ،٢٧27
Shammah, from the Harod [clan]; Helez, from the Pelon [clan];
عِيرَا بْنُ عِقِّيشَ ٱلتَّقُوعِيُّ، أَبِيعَزَرُ ٱلْعَنَاثُوثِيُّ،٢٨28
Ira, the son of Ikkesh, from Tekoa [town]; Abiezer, from Anathoth [city];
سِبْكَايُ ٱلْحُوشَاتِيُّ، عِيلَايُ ٱلْأَخُوخِيُّ،٢٩29
Sibbecai, from Hushah's [clan]; Ilai from Ahoh's clan;
مَهْرَايُ ٱلنَّطُوفَاتِيُّ، خَالِدُ بْنُ بَعْنَةَ ٱلنَّطُوفَاتِيُّ،٣٠30
Maharai, from Netophah [town]; Heled, the son of Baanah, also from Netophah [town];
إِتَّايُ بْنُ رِيبَايَ مِنْ جِبْعَةِ بَنِي بَنْيَامِينَ، بَنَايَا ٱلْفَرْعَتُونِيُّ،٣١31
Ithai, the son of Ribai, from Gibeah [town in the land that belonged to] the tribe of Benjamin; Benaiah, from Pirathon [town];
حُورَايُ مِنْ أَوْدِيَةِ جَاعَشَ، أَبِيئِيلُ ٱلْعَرَبَاتِيُّ،٣٢32
Hurai, from the valleys near Gaash [Mountain]; Abiel from the clan of Arabah;
عَزْمُوتُ ٱلْبَحْرُومِيُّ، إِلْيَحْبَا ٱلشَّعْلُبُونِيُّ،٣٣33
Azmaveth, from Baharum [town]; Eliahba, from Shaalbon [town];
بَنُو هَاشِمَ ٱلْجَزُونِيُّ، يُونَاثَانُ بْنُ شَاجَايَ ٱلْهَرَارِيُّ،٣٤34
The sons of Hashem from the Gizon [clan]; Jonathan the son of Shagee from the Harar [town/clan];
أَخِيآمُ بْنُ سَاكَارَ ٱلْهَرَارِيُّ، أَلِيفَالُ بْنُ أُورَ،٣٥35
Ahiam the son of Sharar/Sacar, from Harar [town/clan]; Eliphal the son of Ur;
حَافَرُ ٱلْمَكِيرَاتِيُّ، وَأَخِيَا ٱلْفَلُونِيُّ،٣٦36
Hepher from the Mekerath [clan]; Ahijah from the Pelon [clan/town];
حَصْرُو ٱلْكَرْمَلِيُّ، نَعْرَايُ بْنُ أَزْبَايَ،٣٧37
Hezro from Carmel [city]; Naarai the son of Ezbai;
يُوئِيلُ أَخُو نَاثَانَ، مَبْحَارُ بْنُ هَجْرِي،٣٨38
Joel the [younger] brother of Nathan; Mibhar the son of Hagri;
صَالِقُ ٱلْعَمُّونِيُّ، نَحْرَايُ ٱلْبَئِيرُوتِيُّ، حَامِلُ سِلَاحِ يُوآبَ ٱبْنِ صَرُويَةَ،٣٩39
Zelek from the Ammon people-group; Naharai, the man who carried Joab's weapons, from Beeroth [town];
عِيرَا ٱلْيِثْرِيُّ، جَارِبُ ٱلْيِثْرِيُّ،٤٠40
Ira and Gareb from Jattir [town];
أُورِيَّا ٱلْحِثِّيُّ، زَابَادُ بْنُ أَحْلَايَ،٤١41
Uriah, [Bathsheba's husband], from the Heth people-group; Zabad the son of Ahlai;
عَدِينَا بْنُ شِيزَا ٱلرَّأُوبَيْنِيُّ، رَأْسُ ٱلرَّأُوبَيْنِيِّينَ وَمَعَهُ ثَلَاثُونَ،٤٢42
Adina the son of Shiza, a leader from the tribe of Reuben, who had thirty [soldiers] with him;
حَانَانُ ٱبْنُ مَعْكَةَ، يُوشَافَاطُ ٱلْمَثْنِيُّ،٤٣43
Hanan the son of Maacah; Joshaphat from Mithna [town/clan];
عُزِّيَّا ٱلْعَشْتَرُوتِيُّ، شَامَاعُ وَيَعُوئِيلُ ٱبْنَا حُوثَامَ ٱلْعَرُوعِيرِيِ،٤٤44
Uzzia from Ashterath [town]; Shama and Jeiel, the sons of Hotham, from Aroer [city];
يَدِيعَئِيلُ بْنُ شِمْرِي، وَيُوحَا أَخُوهُ ٱلتِّيصِيُّ،٤٥45
Jediael the son of Shimri and his [younger] brother Joha, from Tiz [town/clan];
إِيلِيئِيلُ مِنْ مَحْوِيمَ، وَيَرِيبَايُ وَيُوشُويَا ٱبْنَا أَلْنَعَمَ، وَيِثْمَةُ ٱلْمُوآبِيُّ،٤٦46
Eliel from Mahavah [town/clan]; Jeribai and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam; Ithmah from the Moab [region];
إِيلِيئِيلُ وَعُوبِيدُ وَيَعِسِيئِيلُ مِنْ مَصُوبَايَا.٤٧47
Eliel and Obed, and Jaasiel from Zobah [town/clan].