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Sheba the son of Bichri, and 'threw! it out to Joab. And he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed! from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king:

Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of

Jehoiada was over the Cherethites ? and over the Pelethites : 'and Adoram

was over the 'tribute: and Jehosha

phat the son of Ahilud was the 3 srecorder: 'and Sheva was scribe:

and Zadok and Abiathar were priests: 3 °and Ira also the Jairite was 5 priest

unto' David. 211. And there was a famine in the

days of David three years, year after year; and David 'sought the face of the LORD. And the Lord Isaid, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house,

because he put to death the Gibeon2 ites. °And the king called the Gibeon

ites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal 'for!

the children of Israel and Judah :) (3 'landi David said unto the Gibeon

ites, What shall I do for you ? and wherewith shall I make atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the Lord? And the Gibeonites said unto him, "It isi ino matter of silver for gold 'between us and! Saul, for his house ; neither lis itt for us to put' any man 'to death in Israel.

And he said, What lyel shall say, 3 that will I do for you. And they

Isaid unto the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us, "that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the borders of 6 Israel, olet seven men of his sons

be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, Ithel slchosen of

the LORD. And the king said, I will 7 give them. °But the king spared

Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them,

between David and Jonathan the son $ of Saul. But the king took the two

sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah,

whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth ; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom

she bare tol Adriel the son of Bar9 zillai the Meholathite: 'and he de

livered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the mountain' before the LORD, and they fell all seven together: and

they were put to death in the days

of harvest, in the first days, lati the 10 beginning of barley harvest. °And

Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water 'was poured' upon them ifrom heaven; and she suffered neither the birds of the air to rest

on them by day, nor the beasts of the 11 field by night.°And it was told Da

vid what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, 12 the concubine of Saul, had done. And

David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, which had stolen them from the østreet of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them, 'in the day

that! the Philistines Islewi Saul in 13 Gilboa: oand he brought up from

thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; and they

gathered the bones of them that were 14) hanged. "And they buried the bones

of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was

intreated for the land. (15 "And the Philistines had war again

with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought

against the Philistines : and David 16 waxed faint. "And Ishbi-benob, which

was of the sons of the logiant, the weight of whose spear 'wast three hundred shekels of brass in weight,

he being girded with lla new sword, 17 thought to have slain David. But

Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the Hampl of Israel.

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7 Or, isol that we have been de.

stroyed 8 In 1 Sam. xviii. 19, Merab. . Or, lbroad placel 10 Heb. Raphah. 11 Or, new larmour

VERSION OF 1611.-22 cast ..a.. retired ; 25 (the); 26 a chief ruler about. - XXI. 1 Then .. inquired..answered..slew; 2 to; 3 Wherefore .. (the) ; 4 We will have no .. nor .. of.. nor of .. shalt thou kill. . you ; 5 answered . . coasts ; 6 whom . . did choose ; 8 brought up for; 9 hill.. in; 10 dropped ..out of; 12 when.. had slain ; 15 Moreover . . (yet); 16 weighed, 17 light. = [47]

18 And it came to pass after this, that

there was again 'wari with the Philistines at 2Gob: then Sibbecai the

Hushathite slew 8Saph, which was (19) of the sons of the giant. °And there

was again 'wari with the Philistines lati Gob; land! Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim 'the Beth-lehemite slew

Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose 20 spear was like a weaver's beam. "And

there was again war at! Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty

in number; and he also was born to 21 the giant. And when he defied Is

rael, Jonathan the son of 71 Shimei Da22 vid's brother slew him. These four

were born to the giant in Gath; and

they fell by the hand of David, and

by the hand of his servants. 22 (1 8And David spake unto the LORD

the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him out of the

hand of all his enemies, and out of 2 the hand of Saul : oand he said,

The Lord is my rock, and my

fortress, and my deliverer, leven

mine); (3 The God of my rock, in him will

I trust;
My shield, and the horn of my sal-

vation, my high tower, and my

refuge; My saviour, thou savest me from

violence. 4 I will call lupon the LORD, who is

worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine

enemies. 5 "Fori the waves of death compassed

me, The floods of fungodliness' made

me afraid. 6) The ficords' of 101 Sheol were round!

about me: The snares of death 'came upon!

And Iwere shaken', because he was

wroth. 9 There went up a smoke llout of his

nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured :

Coals were kindled by it. 10 He bowed the heavens also, and

came down; And thick' darkness was under his

feet. 11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did

fly: 'Yea', he was seen upon the wings

of the wind. (12 And he made darkness pavilions

round about him, "Gathering of waters, thick clouds

of the skies. 137 At the brightness before him

Coals of fire were kindled. 14 The Lord thundered from heaven,

And the Most High uttered his

voice. 15 And he sent out arrows, and scat

tered them;

Lightning, and discomfited them. 16 "Then the channels of the sea ap

The foundations of the world were

Plaid bare,
Byl the 'rebuke of the LORD,
At the blast of the breath of his

nostrils. 17 He sent from 'on high', he took me ;

He drew me out of 12many waters; (18 He delivered me from my strong

enemy, From them that hated me; for they

were too 'mighty' for me. 19 They came uponi me in the day of

my calamity :

But the LORD was my stay. 20 He brought me forth also into a

large place : He delivered me, because he de

lighted in me. 21 The Lord rewarded me according

to my righteousness : According to the cleanness of my

hands hath he recompensed me. 22 For I have kept the ways of the

And have not wickedly departed

from my God. 23 For all his judgements were before


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5 In 1 Chr. xx. 5, the brother of

6 Or, reproached
? In 1 Sam. xvi. 9, Shammah ini

Chr. ii. 13, xx. 7, Shimea.


& See Ps. xviii, 9 Heb. Belial. 10 See Gen. xxxvii. 35. 11 Or, lini his laurathi

12 Or, great

VERSION OF 1611.- 18 a battle; 19 a battle in . . where .. a .. (the brother of); 20 yet a battle in ; 21 Shimea the..of David. XXII. 1 (had); 3 (He is); 4 on ; 5 When .. ungodly men ; 6 sorrows.. hell compassed . . prevented; 7 And cried to .. did hear .. did enter; 8 shook; 11 And; 12 Dark .. (and); 13 Îhrough; '16 And.. discovered, At.. rebuking ; 17 above; 18 (And)..strong; 19 prevented. = [49]

39 And I have consumed them, and

Ismitten' them 'through', that they

Icannot arise :
Yea, they are fallen under


feet. 40 For thou hast girded me with

strength 'unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under

Ithose that rose up against me. 41) Thou hast also 'madel mine ene

mies 'turn their backs untol me, That I might 'cut offl them that

And as for his statutes, I did not

depart from them. 31 I was also 'perfect toward' him,

And I kept myself from mine

iniquity. 35) Therefore hath the LORD recom

pensed me according to my right

eousness; According to my cleanness in his

eyesight. With the merciful thou wilt shew

thyself merciful, With the perfect' man thou wilt

shew thyself 'perfect!; With the pure thou wilt shew thyAnd with the 'perversel thou wilt

shew thyself lifrowardi. And the afflicted people thou wilt


hate me.

self pure;



They looked, but there was none

to save; Even unto the LORD, but he an

swered them not. Then did I beat them small as the

dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of

the 'streets', and did spread them

abroad. Thou also hast delivered me from

the strivings of my people ; Thou hast kept me to be the head

of the Inations: A people 'whom I 'have' not 'known!

shall serve me. 'The strangers shall 10submit them

selves unto me: As soon as they hear 'of mel, they

shall Tobey me. The strangers shall fade away, And shall lllcome trembling out of

their close places. The Lord liveth ; and blessed be




my rock;

But thine eyes are upon the haughty,

2that thou mayest bring them

down. For thou art my lamp, O LORD: And the LORD will lighten my

darkness. For by thee I run supon' a troop:

By my God 'do! I 'leap' over a wall. 31 As for God, his way is perfect :

The word of the Lord is tried ;
He is a 'shield untol all them that

trust in him.
For who is God, save the Lord ?

And who is a rock, save our God ? 33) God is my 'strong fortress!:

And he figuideth the perfect lin his!

way. 34 He maketh 6lhis! feet like hinds'


And setteth me upon my high places. 3) He teacheth my hands to war;

So that mine arms 'do bendi a bow

of Ibrass!. Thou hast also given me the shield

of thy salvation : And thy @gentleness hath made me

great. 37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under

me, Andi my "feet 'havel not "slipped. I have pursued mine enemies, and

destroyed them ; Neither' did I turn' again 'till they werel consumed.



And exalted be the God of the rock

of my salvation : "Even thel God that lexecuteth

vengeance for me, And bringeth down 'peoples' under

me, And that bringeth me forth from

mine enemies : "Yeal, thou 'liftest me up above

them that 'risel up against me: Thou deliveresti me from the vio

lent man. Therefore I will give thanks un

to thee, O LORD, among the

Inations!, And will sing praises unto thy name. 121Great 18deliverance givethi he to!

his king:




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10 Or, yield feigned obedience Heb.

lie. 11 So Ps. xviii. 45. The text has, gird

themselves. 12 Another reading is, He is a tower

of deliverance. 13 Heb. salvations.

VERSION OF 1611.- 24 upright before. . have; 26 (And).. upright . . upright; 27 froward.. unsa. voury ; 30 (have).. through.. have.. leaped ; 31 buckler to; 33 strength and power.. maketh my : 34 my; 35 steel is broken by; 37 So that .. did.. slip; 38 And turned not .. until I had.. them; 39 wounded..could not ; 40 to .. Them; 41 given .. the necks of..destroy; 43 (as).. street ; 44 heathen.. which . . knew; 45 be obedient unto; 48 (they).. be afraid ; 48 It is: .avengeth ..(that).. the people ; 49 also hast lifted.. (on high). . rose.. hast delivered ; 50 heathen.. (I); 51 is the tower of salvation for. = [78]

And sheweth 'lovingkindness' to his

anointed, Tol David and to his seed, for


23 (1 Now these be the last words of


David the son of Jesse 'saith',
And the man who was raised on

high isaith!,
The anointed of the God of Jacob,

And 'the sweet psalmist of Israel : 2 The spirit of the LORD spake by


And his word was 'upon' my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said,

The Rock of Israel spake to me:
31 Onel that ruleth over men "right-

That ruleth' in the fear of God,
He shall be as the light of the morn-

ing, when the sun riseth, A morning without clouds; "When the tender grass 'springeth!

out of the earth,

'Through' clear shining after rain. 5 51 Verily, my house lisi not so with

Yet he hath made with me an ever-

lasting covenant,
Ordered in all things, and sure :
For liti is all my salvation, and all

my desire, Although he 'maketh' it not to

grow. 6 But the lungodly! shall be all of

them as thorns to be thrust

away, "For they cannot be taken with 'the

hand' : 7 But the man that 'touchethi them

Must be 7larmed' with iron and the

staff of a spear; And they shall be utterly 'burned!

with fire in their place. 8These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: 991 Joshebi. "basshebeth a Tahchemonitel, chief of the captains ; the same was Adino the Eznite, against eight hundred 9 islain' at one time. °And after him

was Eleazar the son of Dodail the son of an! Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they

defied the Philistines that were there

gathered together to battle, and the 10 men of Israel 10were gone away : Che

arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great Ilvictory that day;

and the people returned after him 11 only to spoil. And after him was

Shammah the son of Agee lal Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together 12into a troop, where was a 'plot' of ground full of lentils;

and the people fed from the Phi12 listines. But he stood in the midst

of the 'plot', and defended it, and

slew the Philistines : and the LORD 13 wrought a great victory. 'And three

of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam ; and the troop of the Philistines 'were en

camped' in the valley of Rephaim. 14 °And David was then in 'thel hold,

and the garrison of the Philistines 15) was then in Beth-lehem. And David

longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water ito' drink of the well of

Beth-lehem, which is by the gate ! 16 °And the three mighty men brake

through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: 'but!

he would not drink thereof, but poured 17 it out unto the LORD). And he said,

Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this : Ishall I drinki the blood of the men that went 18in jeopardy of their lives ? therefore he

would not drink it. These things did 18 the three mighty men. °And Abishai,

the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the three. And he Difted' up his spear against three

hundred land slew them, and had ta! 19 name among the three. °Was he not

most honourable of the three? therefore he was made their captain :

howbeit he attained not unto the first 20 three. °And Benaiah the son of

Jehoiada, the son of 15a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds!, he slew the two isons of


one ...

1 Heb. pleasant in the psalms of Israel.

? Or, lini 3 Or, iThere shalll be

and litl shall be as &c. * Heb. a righteous one. 5 Or, i Forl is not my house so with

God! i forl he . . . for all my

salvation, and all my desire,

I will he not make it to grow?
• Heb. Belial, that is, worthlessness.
? Heb. filled.
& See i Chr. xi. 11-47.
9 The verse is probably corrupt.

1 Chr. xi. II.

10 Heb. went up. 11 Heb. salvation. 12 Or, for foraging 13 Heb. with their lives. 14 Heb. slain. 15 According to another reading,


VERSION OF 1611.-mercy.. Unto. XXIII. 1 said .. (up). . said ; 2 in ; 3 He.. must be just, Ruling; 4 (And). .(Even). As.. springing . . By; 5 .ihis.. make; 6 sons of Belial.. Because .. hands; 7 shall touch ..fenced.. burnt.. the same; 8 The Tachmonite that sat in the seat

among .. (he lift up his spear). . whom he slew ; 9 Dodo; 11 the.. piece ; 12 ground; 13 pitched ; 14 a; 15 of the; 16 nevertheless; 17 is not this.. these ; 18 among .. lift .. the; 20 many acts.. lionlike men. = [67]

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Ariell of Moab : he went down also

and slew a lion in the midst of a pit 21 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.

"These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had

lal name among the three mighty 33 men. "He was more honourable than

the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over

his Iguard. 24 Asahel the brother of Joab was one

of the thirty; Elhanan the son of 5 Dodo of Beth-lehem ; 'Shammah the * Harodite, Elika the Harodite; °Helez

the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the 11 Tekoite; °Abiezer the 'Anathothitel, 3 Mebunnai the Hushathite; °Zalmon

the Ahohite, Maharai the Netopha(7thite; Heleb the son of Baanah Ithel

Netophathite ; Ittai the son of Ribai

of Gibeah of the children of Benja30 min; °Benaiah lal Pirathonite, Hid31 dai of the brooks of Gaash; °Abi-albon

the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhu(2 mite ; °Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the 33 sons of Jashen, Jonathan ; 'Shammah

the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar 34 the "Araritel; °Eliphelet the son of

Ahasbai, the son of the Maacathite,

Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilo35 nite; 021 Hezrol the Carmelite, Paarai 3 the Arbite ; "Igal the son of Nathan 31 of Zobah, Bani the Gadite; °Zelek

the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite,

sarmourbearers' to Joab the son of 3: Zeruiah; 'Ira "thel Ithrite, Gareb 3 'thel Ithrite ; Uriah the Hittite :

thirty and seven in all. 241 “And again the anger of the LORD

was kindled against Israel, and he

moved David against them, 'saying", 2 Go, number Israel and Judah. Andi

the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now to and frol through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba,

and number ye the people, that I may (3) know the Isum of the people. °And

Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it: but why doth my.

lord the 1 king delight in this thing ? Notwith

standing the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the

presence of the king, to number the *5 people of Israel. And they passed

over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lisi in

the 'middlel of the flvalley' 5of Gad, 6 and 'unto' Jazer: othen they came to

Gilead, and to the land of Tahtim

hodshi; and they came to Dan-jaan, 7 and round about to Zidon, °and came

to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the

Canaanites : and they went out to the 8 south of Judah, lat! Beer-sheba. So

when they had gone to and fro! through all the land, they came .to

Jerusalem at the end of nine months 9 and twenty days. °And Joab gave up

the sum of the 'numberingi of the people unto the king : and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword ; and the men of Judah were five hundred

thousand men. 10) And David's heart smote him after

that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done : Ibut now, OʻLORD, 'put' away, I beseech thee, the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very

fool11 ishly. Andi when David 'rose up in

the morning, the word of the LORD

came unto the prophet Gad, David's 12 seer, saying, 'Go and 'speak! unto

David, Thus saith the LORD, I boffer

thee three things; choose thee one of 13 them, that I may do it unto thee. °So

Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land ? or wilt thou flee three months before Ithy foes' while they pursue thee? or Ishalli there be three days' pestilence in thy land ? now advise theel, and

Iconsider what answer I shall return 14 to him that sent me. And David

said unto Gad, I am in a great strait : let us fall now into the hand of the LORD ; for his mercies are "great:

and let me not fall into the hand of 15 man. °So the Lord sent a pestilence

upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed : and there died of

the people from Dan even to Beer16) sheba seventy thousand men. °And

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5 Or, Itowardi
6 Or, Ilay upon!

VERSION OF 1611.-22 the ; 27 Anethothite; 29 a . . (out); 30 the ; 32 (of); 33 Hararite : 35 Hezrai ; 37 armourbearer; 38 - XXIV. 1 to say; 2 For . . number ; 3 (that); 5 lieth .. midst, . river . . toward; 7 even to; 9 number; 10 and.. take ; 11 For . . was; 12 say; 13 thine, enemies.. that.. see. = (32)

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