'Mighty' in the Bible
Cush was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one upon the earth.
And these were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of strength of mind and spirit [enabling them to encounter danger with firmness and personal bravery], famous men, and heads of the houses of their fathers.
The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, Shemuel (Samuel) -- "heads of their fathers' houses, descendants of Tola. They were mighty men of valor in their generations; their number in David's days was 22,600.
Their kinsmen from all the families of Issachar, mighty men of valor, registered by genealogies, were in all 87,000.
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri -- "five, heads of the houses of their fathers, mighty men of valor. By their genealogies they numbered 22,034.
The number of them by their genealogies by generations, as heads of their fathers' houses, mighty warriors, was 20,200.
All these were the sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their fathers' houses, mighty men of valor, 17,200, able and fit for service in war.
All these were offspring of Asher, heads of their fathers' houses, approved men, mighty warriors, chief of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies for service in war, was 26,000 men.
The sons of Ulam were mighty warriors, archers, with many sons and grandsons -- "150 in all. All these were Benjamites.
Now these are the chiefs of David's mighty men, who strongly supported him in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Israel.
And this is the number [thirty, and list] of David's mighty men: Jashobeam, a Hachmonite, the chief of the Thirty [captains]. He lifted up his spear against 300, whom he slew at one time.
Next to him in rank was Eleazar son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men.
Then the Three [mighty men] broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate and brought it to David. But David would not drink it; he poured it out to the Lord,
And said, My God forbid that I should do this thing. Shall I drink the blood of these men who have put their lives in jeopardy? For at the risk of their lives they brought it. So he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
Benaiah son of Jehoiada, whose father was a valiant man of Kabzeel, had done mighty deeds. He slew the two sons of Ariel of Moab. Also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in time of snow.
These things did Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and won a name beside the three mighty men.
Also the mighty men of the armies were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
These are the ones who came to David at Ziklag, while he yet concealed himself because of Saul son of Kish; they were among the mighty men, his helpers in war.
Ishmaiah of Gibeon, a mighty man among the Thirty and a [leader] over them; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad of Gederah,
They helped David against the band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of courage, and [all seven] became commanders in [his] army.
Those of Simeon, mighty and brave warriors, 7,100;
And Zadok, a young man mighty in valor, and twenty-two captains from his own father's house;
Of the Ephraimites, 20,800, mighty in valor, famous in their fathers' houses;
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of mighty men.
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who were rulers in their fathers' houses, for they were mighty men of ability and courage.
This is the Benaiah who was a mighty man of the Thirty and over the Thirty; and in his division was Ammizabad his son.
David assembled at Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel and of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king in courses, and those over thousands and hundreds, and the stewards over all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, with the palace officers, the mighty men, and all the mighty warriors.
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