Monday, 11 August 2014

David's Power (Bible Story)

David's Power (1 Chronicles 11:1-25)

  1. Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh.
  2. In times past, even when Saul was king, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord your God said to you, ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over my people Israel.’”
  3. So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord. And they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the Lordby Samuel.
  4. And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, that is, Jebus, where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
  5. The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You will not come in here.” Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
  6. David said, “Whoever strikes the Jebusites first shall be chief and commander.” And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, so he became chief.
  7. And David lived in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.
  8. And he built the city all around from the Millo in complete circuit, and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
  9. And David became greater and greater, for the Lord of hosts was with him.
  10. Now these are the chiefs of David's mighty men, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Israel.
  11. This is an account of David's mighty men: Jashobeam, a Hachmonite, was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against 300 whom he killed at one time.
  12. And next to him among the three mighty men was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite.
  13. He was with David at Pas-dammim when the Philistines were gathered there for battle. There was a plot of ground full of barley, and the men fled from the Philistines.
  14. But he took his stand in the midst of the plot and defended it and killed the Philistines. And the Lordsaved them by a great victory.
  15. Three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David at the cave of Adullam, when the army of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.
  16. David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.
  17. And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”
  18. Then the three mighty men broke through the camp 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. But David would not drink it. He poured it out to the Lord
  19. and said, “Far be it from me before my God that I should do this. Shall I drink the lifeblood of these men? For at the risk of their lives they brought it.” Therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.
  20. Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, was chief of the thirty. And he wielded his spear against 300 men and killed them and won a name beside the three.
  21.  He was the most renowned of the thirty and became their commander, but he did not attain to the three.
  22. And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was a valiant man of Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds. He struck down two heroes of Moab. He also went down and struck down a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen.
  23. And he struck down an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits tall. The Egyptian had in his hand a spear like a weaver's beam, but Benaiah went down to him with a staff and snatched the spear out of the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear.
  24. These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and won a name beside the three mighty men.
  25. He was renowned among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David set him over his bodyguard.

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Stories

The Stories is a boxset of three EPs by death/doom metal band My Dying Bride. The boxset was released as the EPs had become quite rare around the world. The Stories had a high amount of sales and ended up selling all 3,000 copies, causing it to be equally as rare as the individual EPs themselves. This is what prompted the release of the "Trinity", which features the tracks from the three EPs on one CD, barring "Transcending (Into the Exquisite)".

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Story or Stories may refer to:

Story, a recounting of a sequence of events
Story (surname)
Story, or storey, a floor or level of a building
Stories, colloquial, US American expression for soap operas

Monday, 22 August 2011


Erect aquatic or subaquatic ferns of moderate size. Rhizome short, fleshy, horizontal and ascending to erect, loosely rooted in the mud or +/- floating, radial, dictyostelic with numerous meristeles and medullary strands, young parts bearing thin, ovate, +/- cordate, clathrate scales. Fronds stipitate, the stipes fleshy, with numerous longitudinal air canals, abaxially rounded and ribbed, adaxially flattened, vascular bundles in a peripheral ring, one with each rib and several to the adaxial side, and several smaller medullary strands; lamina dimorphic, sterile fronds +/- spreading, 2 - 3-pinnatifid with broad membranous lobes, venation reticulate without included free veinlets, often with proliferous buds in the axils; fertile fronds erect, longer, narrower and more divided than the sterile, the lobes strongly recurved to completely cover the adiaxial surface, venation longitudinal, branching at the bases of the lobes. Sporangia solititary, scattered along the veins, exindusiate but protected by the continuous reflexed margin of the lamina, large, short-stalked, annulus broad, irregular, of 30 - 70 thickened cells, or lacking, containing 16 to 32 spores. Spores large, trilete, ribbed with irregular long meshes.