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David is made king of Israel. 1. CHRONICLES.

His mighty men. CHAP. XI.

the Philistines, and drew water out of the 1 David by a general consent is made king at well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, Hebron. 4 He winneth the castle of Zion from and took it, and brought it to David: but the Jebusites by Joab's valour. 10 A catalogue David would not drink of it, but poured it of David's mighty men.

out to the LORD, gathered

said, My God forbid it me, that I are thy bone and thy flesh.

of these men that have put their lives in jeo. 2 And moreover in time past, even when pardy ? for with the jeopardy of their lives Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out they brought it. Therefore he would not and broughtest in Israel : and the LORD thy drink it. These things did these three migiGod said un thee, Thou shalt feed my peo- tiest. ple Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my 20 s And Abishai the brother of Joab, he people Israel.

was chief of the three: for lifting up his 3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to spear against three hundred, he slew them, the king to Hebron; and David made a co- and had a name among the three. venant with them in Hebron before the 21 Of the three, he was more honourable. Lord; and they anointed David king over than the two; for he was their captain : howIsrael, according to the word of the Lord by beit he attained not unto the first three. Samuel.

22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a 49 And David and all Israel went to Jeru- valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many salem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites acts; he slew two lion-like men of Moab: were, the inhabitants of the land.

also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to Da- a snowy day. vid, Thou shalt not come hither. Neverthe- 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of less David took the castle of Zion, wbich is great stature, five cubits high; and in the the city of David.

Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's 6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the beam; and he went down to him with a Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So staff, and plucked the spear out of the EgypJoab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and tian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. was chief.

24 These things did Benaiah the son of Je7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore hoiada, and had the name among the three they called it, The city of David.

mighties. 8 Ånd he built the city round about, even 25 Behold, he was honourable among the from Millo round about: and Joab repaired thirty, but attained not to the first three : and the rest of the city.

David set him over his guard. 9 So David waxed greater and greater: for 26 ( Also the valiant men of the armies the LORD of hosts was with him.

were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan 10 | These also are the chief of the mighty the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem, men whom David had, who strengthened. 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pethemselves with him in his kingdom, and lonite, with all Israel, to make him king according 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abito the word of the LORD concerning Israel. ezer the Antothite,

11 And this is the number of the mighty 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahoinen whom David had; Jashobeam a Hachi- bite, monite, the chief of the captains: he lifted 30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the up his spear against three hundred slain by son of Baanalı the Netophathite, him at one time.

31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that 12 And after him was Eleazar the son of pertained to the children of Benjamin, BeDodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three naiah the Pirathonite, mighties.

32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the 13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, Arbathite, and there the Philistines were gathered to- 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the gether to battle, where was a parcel of Shaalbonite, ground full of barley; and the people fled 34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jofrom before the Philistines.

nathan the son of Shage the Hararite, 14 And they set themselves in the midst of 35 Abiam the son of Sacar the Hararite that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Eliphal the son of Ur, Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the great deliverance.

Pelonite, 15 Now three of the thirty captains went 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of down to the rock to David, into the cave of Ezbai, Adullam; and the host of the Philistines en- 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the camped in the valley of Rephaim.

son of Haggeri, 16 And David was then in the hold, and the 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the BePhilistines' garrison was then at Beth-lehem. rothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the son

17 And David longed, and said, Oh that of Zeruiah, one would give me drink of the water of the 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, well of Beth-lehem, that is at the gate! 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of 18 And the three brake through the host of | Ahlai,

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Those who came to David

CHAP. XII.

at Ziklag and Hebron. 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with look thereon, and rebuke it. him,

18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Josha- was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine phat the Mithnite,

are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Je- Jesse : peace, peace be unto thee, and peace hiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, be to thy helpers; for thy God helpeth thee.

45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his Then David received them, and made them brother, the Tizite,

captains of the band. 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and 19 And there fell some of Manasseh to Da. Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah vid, when he came with the Philistines the Moabite,

against Saul to battle: but they helped them 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Meso- not: for the lords of the Philistines upon adbaite.

visement sent him away, saying, He will fall CHAP. XII.

to luis master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads. 1 The companies that came to David at Zillag. 20 As he went to Ziklay, there fell to him 23 The armies that came to him at Hebron. of Manassch, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Je OW these are they that came to David diael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu,

to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that close because of Saul the son of Kish: and were of Manasseh. they were among the mighty men, helpers of 21 And they helped David against the band

of the rovers : for they were all mighty meni 2 They were armed with bows, and could of valour, and were captains in the host. use both the right hand and the left in hurl- 22 For at that time day by day there came ing stones, and shooting arrows out of a to David to help him, until it was a great bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin. host, like the host of God.

3 The chief was Abiezer, then Joash, the 23 | And these are the numbers of the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, bands that were ready armed to the war, and and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Be- came to David to Hebron, to turn the king rachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

dom of Saul to him, according to the word 4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man of the LORD. among the thirty, and over the thirty; and 24 The children of Judah that bare shield Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and and spear were six thousand and eight hunJozabad the Gederathite,

dred, ready armed to the war. 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and 25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite, of valour for the war, seven thousand and

6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and one hundred. Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites, 26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and y And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of six hundred. Jeroham of Gedor.

27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the 8 And of the Gadites there separated them- Aaronites, and with him were three thousand selves unto David into the hold to the wil- and seven hundred; derness men of might, and men of war fit.28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of va for the battle, that could handle shield and lour, and of his father's house twenty and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of two captains. lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the 29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kin. mountains;

dred of Saul, three thousand: for hitherto 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the greatest part of them had kept the ward the third,

of the house of Saul. 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the 30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty fifth,

thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, valour, famous throughout the house of their 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, fathers. 13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the ele- 31 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighventh.

teen thousand, which were expressed by 14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains name, to come and make David king. of the host: one of the least was over a hun- 32 And of the children of Issachar, which ired, and the greatest over a thousand. were men that had understanding of the times,

15 These are they that went over Jordan to know what Israel ought to do; the heads in the first month, when it had overflown all of them were two hundred; and all their his banks; and they put to flight all them of brethren were at their commandment. the valleys, both toward the east, and toward 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to batthe west.

tle, expert in war, with all instruments of 16 And there came of the children of Ben- war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: jamin and Judah to the hold unto David. they were not of double heart.

17 And David went out to meet them, and 34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come with them with shield and spear thirty and peaceably unto me to help me, my heart seven thousand. shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to 35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty betráy me to mine enemies, seeing there is and eight thousand and six hundred.

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David fringeih up the ark. 1. CHRONICLES. Prosperity of his kingdom. 36 And of Asher, such as went forth to bat- saying, How shall I bring the ark of God te, expert in war, forty thousand.

home to me? 37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the 13 So David brought not the ark home to Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half- himself to the city of David, but carried it vibe of Manasseh, with all manner of instru- aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. ments of war for the battle, a hundred and 14 And the ark of God remained with the twenty thousand.

family of Obed-edom in his house three 38 All these men of war, that could keep months. And the LORD blessed the house rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, of Obed-edom, and all that he had. to make David king over all Israel: and all |

CHAP. XIV. the rest also of Israel were of one heart to | 1 Hiram's kindness to David. 2 David's felicity make David king.

in people, wives, and children. 8 His two vic39 And there they were with David three tories over the Philistines. days, eating and drinking: for their brethren Noor Hiranking of Tyre sent messen;

40 Moreover, they that were nigh them, inasons and carpenters, to build him a house. even unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and Naplı- 2 And David perceived that the Lord had tali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingand on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, dom was listed up on high, because of his cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and people Israel. wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abun- 3 | And David took more wives at Jerusa. dantly: for there was joy in Israel. lem: and David begat more sons and daugh

CHAP. XIII. 1 David fetcheth the ark with great solemnity

4 Now these are the names of his children from Kirjath-jeurim. 9 Uzzá being smitten, which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and the ark is left at the house of Obed-edom. Shobah, Nathan, and Solomon, ASP David congulieduwidhe dhe asaptains 5 And Hogar, and Niephen and papira every leader.

7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliph 2 And David said unto all the congregation alet. of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that 8 | And when the Philistineş heard that it be of the Lord our God, let us send abroad David was anointed king over all Israel, all unto our brethren every where, that are left the Philistines went up to seek David. And in all the land of Israel, and with thein also David heard of it, and went out against them. to the priests and Levites which are in their 9 And the Philistines came and spread them. cities and suburbs, that they may gather selves in the valley of Rephaim. themselves unto us :

10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall 3 And let us bring again the ark of our God I go up against the Philistines ? and wilt thou to us : for we inquired not at it in the days deliver them into my hand? And the LORD of Saul,

said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them 4 And all the congregation said that they into thy liand. would do so: for the thing was right in the 11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; and eyes of all the people.

David smote them there. Then David said, 5 So David gathered all Israel together, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering my hand like the breaking forth of waters: of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kir- therefore they called the name of that place jath-jearim.

Baal-perazim. 6 And David went up, and all Israel, to 12 And when they had left their gods there, Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which be- David gave a commandment, and they were longed to Judah, to bring up thence the ark burned with fire. of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the 13 And the Philistines yet again spread them cherubims, whose name is called on it. selves abroad in the valley.

7 And they carried the ark of God in a new 14 Therefore David inquired again of God: cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uz- and God said unto him, Go not up after them; za and Ahio drave the cart.

turn away from them, and come upon them 8 And David and all Israel played before over against the mulberry-trees. God with all their might, and with singing, 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a and with harps, and with psalteries, and with sound of going in the tops of the mulberrya timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle :

9 | And when they came unto the thresh- for God is gone forth before thee, to smite ing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand the host of the Philistines. to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. 16 David therefore did as God commanded

10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled him: and they smote the host of the Philisagainst Uzza, and he smote him, because he tines from Gibeon even to Gazer. put his hand to the ark : and there he died 17 And the fame of David went out into all hefore God.

lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him 11 And David was displeased because the upon all nations. LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: where

CHAP. XV. fore that place is called Perez-uzza to this day. 1 David, having prepared a place for the ark, 12 And David was afraid of God that day, ordereth the priests

and Levites to bring it The removing of the ark. CHAP, XV, XVI. David's joy on that oCCoBION.

from Obed-edom. 25 He performeth the so-1 ziah, with liarps on the Sheminith to excel. lemnity thereof with great joy. 29 Michal de- 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, spiseth him.

was for song: he instructed about the song, of David, and prepared a place for the

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23 And Berechial and Elkanah uere doorark of God, and pitched for it a tent. keepers for the ark.

2 Then David said, None ought to carry 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and the ark of God but the Levites: for them Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow God, and to minister unto him for ever. with the trumpets before the ark of God: 3 And David gathered all Israel together to and Obed-edom and Jehiah were door-keep. Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD ers for the ark. unto his place, which he had prepared for it. 25 So David and the elders of Israel, and 4 And David assembled the children of the captains over thousands, went 10 bring Aaron, and the Levites:

up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out 5 of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, of the house of Obed-edom with joy. and his brethren a hundred and twenty: 26 And it came to pass, when God helped 6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant and his brethren two hundred and twenty: of the LORD, that they offered seven bul

7 of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, locks and seven rams. and his brethren a hundred and thirty : 27 And David was clothed with a robe of

8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the chief, and his brethren two hundred: ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the

9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, master of the song with the singers: David and his brethren fourscore:

also had upon him an ephod of linen. 10 of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twelve. covenant of the LORD with shouting, and

11 And David called for Zadok and Abia- with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, thar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uri- and with cymbals, making a noise with psalel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, teries and harps. and Amminadab,

29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the 12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of covenant of the LORD came to the city of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify your- David, that Michal the daughter of Saul selves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may looking out at a window saw king David bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel dancing and playing: and she despised liim unto the place that I have prepared for it. in her heart 13 For because ye did it not at the first, the

CHAP. XVI. LORD our God made a breach upon us, for 1 David's festival sacrifice. 4 He ordereth a that we sought him not after the due order.

choir to sing thanksgiving: 7 The psalm of 14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified thanksgiving. 37 He appointeth ministers, themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD porters, priests, and musicians, to attend conGod of Israel.

tinually on the ark. als and the children if the Levites

bare the they brought t be ane te nG odom anda med staves thereon, as Moses commanded, ac- had pitched for it: and they offered burntcording to the word of the LORD.

sacrifices and peace-offerings before God. 16 And David spake to the chief of the Le- 2 And when David had made an end of vites to appoint their brethren to be the offering the burnt-offerings and the peacesingers with instruments of music, psalteries, offerings, he blessed the people in the name and harps, and cymbals, sounding, by lifting of the LORD. up the voice with joy.

3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both 17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son man and woman, to every one a loaf of of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flaof Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari gon of wine. their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 49 And he appointed certain of the le.

18 And with them their brethren of the se-vites to minister before the ark of the LORD, cond degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and to record, and to thank and praise the and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Lord God Israel : Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mat- 5 Asaph the chief, and next to bim Zechatithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and riah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters.

and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with psalteries and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cym. with harps; but Asaph made a sound with bals of brass;

cymbals; 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemi- 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with ramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, trumpets continually before the ark of the and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries covenant of God. on Alamoth;

79 Then on that day David delivered first 21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mik- this psalm to thank the LORD, into the hand neial, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Aza-l of Asaph and his brethren.

Ba 2014 2010 David's psalın of thanksgiving. 1. CHRONICLES. Nathan's message to himn.

8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his 37 | So he left there before the ark of the nanie, make known his deeds among the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brepeople.

thren, to minister before the ark continually, 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk as every day's work required: ve of all his wondrous works.

38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, 10 Glory ye in his holy name:( let the heart threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the of diem rejoice that seek the LORD. son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters : Il Seek the Lord and his strength,' seek 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren his face continually.

the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD 12 Remember his marvellous works that he in the high place that was at Gibeon, lail: done, his wonders, and the judgments 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD of bis mouth;

upon the altar of the burnt-offering continu 13 0 ye seed of Israel his servant, ye chil-ally morning and evening, and to do accord dren of Jacob, his chosen ones.

ing to all that is written in the law of the 14 He is the LORD our God; his judgınents LORD, which he commanded Israel;. arc in all the earth.

41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, 15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; and the rest that were chosen, who were the word which he commanded to a thousand expressed by name, to give thanks to the generations;

LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever; 16 Even of the covenant which he made 42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; with trumpets and cynıbals for those that 17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob, should make a sound, and with musical infor a law, and to Israel for an everlasting struments of God. And the sons of Jeducovenant,

thun were porters. 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land 43 And all the people departed every man of Canaan, the lot of vour inheritance; to his house: and David returned to bless

19 When ye were but few, even a few, and his house. strangers in it.

CHAP, XVII. 20 And when they went from nation to na- 1 Nathan first approving the purpose of David, tion, and from one kingdom to another people; to build God a house, 3 after by the word of

21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: God forbiddeth him. 11 He promiseth him yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, blessings and benefits in his seed. 16 David's

22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and prayer and thanksgiving. do my prophets no harm.

TOW it came to pass, as David sat in bis 23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedars, 24 Declare his glory among the heathen; but the ark of the covenant of the LORD rehis marvellous works among all nations. maineth under curtains.

25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that praised: he also is to be feared above all is in thy heart; for God is with thee. gods.

31 And it came to pass the same night, that 26 For all the gods of the people are idols: the word of God came to Nathan, saying, but the LORD made the heavens.

4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith 27 Glory and honour are in his presence; the Lord, Thou shalt not build me a house strength and gladness are in his place. to dwell in :

28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the 5 For I have not dwelt in a house since the people,give unto the LORD glory and strength. day that I brought up Israel unto this day:

'Give unto the Lord the glory due unto but have gone from tent to tent, and from one Jis name: bring an offering, and come be- tabernacle to another. fore him: worship the LORD in the beauty 6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Isof holiness.

rael, spake I a word to any of the judges of 30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world Israel, whom I cominanded 10 feed my peoalso shall be stable, that it be not moved. ple, saying, Why have ye not built me a house

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the of cedars? earth rejoice: and let men say among the

7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my nations, The Lord reigneth.

servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: I took thee from the sheep-cote, even from let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. following the sheep, that thou shouldest be

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing ruler over my people Israel : out at the presence of the LORD, because he 8 And I have been with thee whithersoever cometh to judge the earth.

thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine 34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is enemies from before thee, and have made good; for his mercy endureth for ever. thee a name like the name of the great men 35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our sal- that are in the earth. vation, and gather us together, and deliver us 9 Also I will ordain a place for my people from the heathen, that we may give thanks Israel, and will plant them, and they shall to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise. dwell in their place, and shall be moved no

36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for more; neither shall the children of wicked. ever and ever. And all the people said, ness waste them any more, as at the beginAmen, and praised the LORD.

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