¶ These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tach'monite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Ad'ino the Eznite: he lifted up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
¶ And after him was Ele-a'zar the son of Dodo the Aho'hite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:
¶ And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Ha'rarite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentils: and the people fled from the Philistines.
And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
¶ And Benai'ah the son of Jehoi'ada, the son of a valiant man, of Kab'zeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.
And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.