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18 (A)Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the (B)Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were [a]chief ministers.

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  1. 2 Samuel 8:18 Lit. priests

20 Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from (A)Kabzeel, [a]who had done many deeds. (B)He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day. 21 And he killed an Egyptian, [b]a spectacular man. The Egyptian had a spear in his hand; so he went down to him with a staff, wrested the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and killed him with his own spear. 22 These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and won a name among three mighty men. 23 He was more honored than the thirty, but he did not attain to the first three. And David appointed him (C)over his guard.

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  1. 2 Samuel 23:20 Lit. great of acts
  2. 2 Samuel 23:21 Lit. a man of appearance

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