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22 9 And the Philistines came up yet again, 14 And David danced before the Lord und spread themselves in tlie valley of Re with all his miglit; and David was girded phaim
with a linen ephod. 23 And when David enquired of the Lord, 15 So David and all the hcuse of Israel he said, Thou shall not go up; bruil fetch a brouglit up the ark of the LORD with shoulcoinpass behind them, and come upon them ling, and with the sound of the trumpet. over against the mulberry-trees.
16 And as the ark of the Lord came into 24 And Int it be, when thou hearest the the c!y of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry looked through a window, and saw king Datrecs, that then thou sha!i bestir thyself: for vid leaping and dancing before the LORD; ther shall the LORD go out before thee, to and she despised him iu her lieart. amite the host of the Philistines.
17 [ And they brouglit in die ark of the 25 And David did so, as the Lord had Lord), and set it in his place, in the midst of Commanded him; and smote the Philistines !he tabernacle that David had pitched for from Geba until thou come lo Gazer. lit: and David offered burnt-offerings and CHAP, VI.
peace-o:Terings before the LORD.
18 And as soon as David had made an end chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. of offering burnt-offerirgs and peace-offer: 2 And David arose, and went with all the ings, he blessed the people in the name of the people that were with him from Baale of Ju. LORD of nosis. dali, to bring up from thence the ark of 19 And he dealt among all the people, even God, whose name is called by the name of among the whole inuliitide of Israel, as well The LORD of hosts, that dwelleth belween the to the wornen as men, to every one a cake of cherubims.
bread, and a good piece of pesh, ard a flagon 3 And they set the ark of God upon a new of wine. So all the people departed every carı, and brought it out of the house of Abi- one to his house. nadab that was in Gibeah; and Uzza! and
20 1 Then David returned to bless his Abio,the sons of Abinadab.drave the newcart. household. And Miclial, the daughter of
4 And they brouglit it out of the house of Saul, came out to meet David, and said, How Abinadab which was at Gibeah, accompany- glorious was the king of Israel to-day, who ing tlie ark of God; and Alio went before uncovered himself to-day in the eyes of the the ark.
handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain 5 And David, and all the house of Israel, fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! played before the Lord on all manner of in 21 And David said unto Michal, It was 'he. struments made of fir-wond. even on harps, fore the LORD, which chose me before thy faand on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on ther, and before all his house, to appoint me cornets, and on cymbals.
ruler over the people of the Lord, cver Is6 9 And when they came to Nachon's rael : therefore will I play before the LORD. thrashing-floor, Uzzah put forth his hand to 22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the ard will be base in mine own sight: and of oxen shnok it.
the maid-servants which thou liast spoken of, 7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled of them shall I be had in lionour. against lizzah; and God smote him there for 23 Therefore Michal, the daughter of Saul, his error; and there he died by the ark of God. had no child unto the day of her death. 8 And David was displeased, because the
CHAP. VII. Lord had made a breaclı upon Ozzah; and A NIS house, and Pile Lory had given hira
ND it came pass, when sat in he called 'he name of the place Percz-uzzah to this day.
rest round about from all his enemies, 9 And David was afraid of the Lord that 2 That the king said unto Nathan the pro day, and said, How shall the ark of the phet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, Lord come to me?
but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains. 10 So David would not remove the ark or 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all he LORD unto him into the city of David ; that is in thine heart: for the Lord is with thee. ont David carried it aside into the house of 41 And it came to pass that night, that the Ob-edom the Girlite.
word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying: 11 And the ark of the Lord continuied in 5 Go and ie!! my servant David, Thus saith the liouse of Obed-edom the Gittile three the Lokv, Shali iliou build me an house for months ; and the Lord blessed Obed-edom, fine to dweli in? and all his lionsehold.
6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any hones 12 9 And it was old king David saying, The since the time that I brought up the childre: LORD hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but and all that periainoth unto him, because of have walked in a lent and in a tabernacle. the ark of God. So David went and brought 7 In all the places ilierein 1 bave walked up the ark of God from the house of Ohed with all the children of Israel spake la word edon into the city of Daviù witli gladness. with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I com
13 And it was so, that, when they that manded to feed my people Israel, saying, bare tlie ark of the Lord had gone six paces, Why build ye not me an house of cedar? he sacrificed oxen and
Bervant Navid, Thus saith the Lord of 1:osts, thou hast spoken concerning thy servan
took thee from the sheep-cote, from follow- and concerning his house, establish it for ing, the sheep, to be ruler over my people, ever, and do as thou hast said. over Ísrael.
26 And let thy name he magnified for And I was with thee wlithersoever thou ever, saying, The Lord of hosts is the God wentest, and bave cut off all thine enemies over Israel: and let the house of thy servant out of the sight, and have made thee a great David be established before thee. name, like unto the name of the great mer 27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Is. that are in the earth.
rael, bast revealed to thy servani, sa ying, I JO Moreover, I will appoint a place for my will build thee an house"; therefore láth thy people Israel, and will plant them, that they servant found in his heart to pray tliis praymay dwell is a place of their own, and move er unto thee. no more: neither shall the children of wicked. 23 And now, O Lord God, thu art that ness afflict thein any more, as before-time, God, and thy words be true, and thou hast
11 And as since the line that I command promised this goodness unto thy servant od judgmeste he over my people Israel, and 29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless have caused thee to rest from all tiine ene- the house of thy servant, that i: may continue rrjes. Also the Lord tellejh thee, that he for ever before thee: for thou, () Lord God. will make thee an house.
last spoken it; and withi thy blessing let the 121 And when thy days be fulfilled and thoulouse of thy servant be blessed for ever. shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy
CHAP. VIII. Se ed alter thee, which shall proceed out of A Smoottore Philistines, and subdued them: thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build an house for my naine ; and David took Metheg-ammah out of the and I will stablish the throne of his king- band of the Philistines. doin for ever.
2 And he smote Moab, and measured them 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my with a live, casting them down lo the ground; son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten leren with two lines measured he to put 10 him with the rod of men, and with the stripes death, and with one full line to keep alive : of the children of men:
and so the Moabites became David's ser15 But my inerry shall not depart away vants, anul brouglit gisus. froin him, as I look it from Saul, whom I 3 11 David smote also Hadadezer, the son pu! away before thee.
of Reliob, king of Zobah, as he went to re16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall cover his border at the river Euphrates. be established for ever before thee: thy throne 4 And David took from hini a thousand shall be established for ever.
chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and 17 According to all these words, and ac- twenty thousand footmen: and Davidlough. cording to all this vision, so did Nathan ed all the chariot-horses, but reserved of them speak unto David,
for an hundred chariots. 18 1 Then went king David in, and sat 5 And when the Syrians of Daraascius before the Lord, and be said, Who am I, came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, D) Lupp God? and what is my house, thai David slew of the Syrians tivo and twenty thou hast brought me liitherto :
thousand men. 19 And this was yet a small thing in thy 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Da. ciglie, O LORD God; but thou hasi' spoken mascus; and the Syrians became servants also of thy servant's house for a great while to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD lo come: and is this the manner of man, O preserved David wiiithersoever be went. LORD God?
7 And David took the shields of gold that 20 And wliat can David say more unto thee: were on the servants of Hadadezer, aud for thou, Lord God, knowest thy servant. brought them to Jerusalein.
1 For thy word's sake, and according to 8 Ånd from Betah, and from Berolliai, cilliine own lieart, bast thou done all these ties of Hadadezer, king David took exceed. great things, to make thy servant know them. ing much brass.
22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD ý a When Toi king of Hamath heard that God: for there is none like thee, neither is David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer, there any God besides thee, according to all 10 Then Toi sent Joram luis son unto kirig that we have heard with our ears.
David, to salute him, and to bless him, because 23 And what one nation in the earth is like he had fought againsi Hadadezer, and smiten thy people, even like Israel, whom God went him: (for Hadadezer had vars with Toi.) 10 redeem for a pecple io himself, and to And Joram brouglit with in vessels of sil make him a name, and to do for you great ver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass. things, and terrible, for thy land, before thy u Which also king David did dedicate un. people, which thou redeeinedst to thee from to the LORD, with the silver and goid that he Egypt, from the nations and their gods? had dedicated ofall nations which lie subdued:
For thou hast confirmed to thiyself thy 1201 Syria, and of Moab, and of the chile peonle Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: dren of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and and thou, LURD, ari become weir God. ol' Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer
13 And David gat him a name when he re-As for Mephibosheth, said the king, lie shall turned from smiting of the Syrians in the val- eat at my iable, as one of the king's sons. ley of Salt, king eighleritlivousand men. 12 And Mephibosheth bad a young son,
?4 ! And liv put garrisons in Edom; wliose naine viis dicali : and all that dweli Throughout all Eduin pullie garrisons : and in the loose of Ziba were servants unto Me. all they of F.com becaine David's servants. phibosheth. and the LORI) preserved Davidl whitherso 13 So Mepliibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem : ever lie went.
for he did eal continually at the kirg's table, 1.) ! And David reigned over all Israel ; and was la.ne on both his feet. pnci David executed julgment and justice
CHAP. X. urlo all inis people.
16 Anlloab, the son of Zeruialı, was over king of the children of Aininon died, and Con inst; and jehoslapliai, the son of Ahi- Hanun his son reigned in his stead. lul, as reender;
2 Tlien said David, I will shew kindness 17 And Zadok, ile son of Aliitub, and unto Hanun the son of Nahaslı, as liis father
bimelecli, the son of Abiatliar, were the shewed kindness unto me, And David sent priesis: and Seraiahi was the scribe ; 10 comfort him hy the hand of liis servants
18 And Benaiahı, the son of Jeboiada. was for his father. And David's servants came prer both the Cherethites and the Pelelliites; into the land of the cliildren of Ammon. and David's sons were chief rulers.
3 And the princes of the cliildren of AmCHAP. IX.
mon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest ND David said, Is there yet any that is thou that David doth honour thy father, that shew lin kindness for Jonathan's sake? David rather seni liis servants upto thee, lc
And there was of the liouse of Saul a search tlie city, and 10 spy it out, and to servant, whose name was Ziba : and when overthrow it? Viev had called hin unto David, the king 4 Wherefore Hanun look David's servants, said untoliin, Art thou Ziba ? And he said, and shaved off the one hall of their beards, Tly servant is he.
and cut off their garments in the middle, even 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any to their bullocks, and sent them away. of the house of Saul, that I may shiew the 5 When they told it unto David, be sent to kindness of God unto inim? And Ziba said :neet them, because the men were greatly onto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho which is lame on his feet.
until your beards be grown, and then reiurn 4 And the king said unto him, Where is 6 | Ard when the children of Ammon saw he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, jihat they siank before David, the children of he is in the house of Maclur, the son of Am-4mmon sent and hired the Syrians of Bellimiel, in Lo-delar.
reboh, and the Syrians of Zoha, twenty thou5 Then King David sent, and fetched sand foolmen, and of king Maacah a thouhim out of the house of Machir, the son of sand men, and of Ish-lob iwelve thousand Ainıniel, from Lo-debar.
h Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jo 7 And wben David heard of it, he sent Jonatlian, the son of Saul, was come unto Da- ah, and all the host of the mighty men. vid, be fell on his face, and did reverence. 8 And the ciuildren of Ammon came out, And David said, Mephiboslieth! And he an- and put the battle in array at the entering in swered, Behold thv servant !
of the gale; and the Syrians of Zoba, and of 7.1 And David said unto him, Fear not: Rebots and Isli-loh, and Maacah, were by for I will surely sliew thee kindness for Jo-themselves in the field. naldian thy father's sake, and will restere 9 When Joal saw that the front of the batilire all the land of Saul thy failer; and lle was against him before and belind, he thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put
8 And lie bowed bimself, and said, What them in array against the Syrians : tally servant, that thou shouldest look upon 10 and thie rest of the people be delivered 6ua dead dog as I am!
into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he 9 Then the king called to Ziha, Saul's night put them in array against the children servant, and said unto him. I have given un. of Ammon. to thy masus's son all that pertained to Saul, 11 Anu he said, Ifihe Syrians he too strong and to all his house.
for ine, then thou shalt help me; but if the 10 Thonthier ore, and thy sons, and thy children of Ammon be too strong for thee, servants, shall til tre land for liiin, and thou then I will come and belp th:ee. thalt bring in the frur, that thy master's son 12 Be of good courage, ard let us play the may have food to eat: bu Mephilosbell thy men for our people, and for the cities of our master's son shall eat bread alway al my God: and die Lurd do that which seemnet lable. Now Ziba had tifteen zons and ineuly lim good, servants.
13 And Joab drew nigh, and the people 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, Accord-juhat were will him, unto the battle against ing to all that iny lord the king hash com- the Syrians : and they fled hetore bm. Bawded his servant, so shall thy sei vanl do. 14 And when the children of Amoon saw
that one Syrians were fled, then Bed they al-journey? why then didst thou not go down ko before Abishai, and entered into the city. unto thine house? So Joab returned from the children of Am 11 And Criah said unto David, The ark, inon, and came to Jerusalem.
and Israel, and Judai, abide in tenis; and 15 1 And when the Syrians saw that liey my jord Joab, and the servants of my lord, were smitten before Israel, they gathered are encamped in the open fields : shall I then themselves together.
go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and 16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought out to lie with my wife? As thou livest, and as the Syrians that were beyond the river ; thy soul livetli, I will not do this thing. and they came to Helain : and Shobach, the 12 And David said to Oriani, Tarry here captain of the host of Hadarezer, ueu be-to-day also, and 10-morrow I will let iliee ue fore them
part. So Uria!ı abode in Jerusalem that day 17 And when it was told David, lie gath- and the morrow. ered ali Israei together, and passed over Jor 13 And wien David had called bin, dan, and came to tlelain : and the Syrians he did eat and drink before him; and live set themseives in array against David, and made him drunk : and al even he went out fought with him.
to lie on liis bed with the servasils of his lord, 18 And the Syrians fled before Israel : and but went not down to luis house. David slew the men of seven hundred cliari 111 And it came to pass in the morning, Its of the Syrians, and forty thousand horse that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it men, and smote Shobach, the captain of by the hand of Uriah. their lost, who died there.
15 And he wroic in the letter, saying, Set 19 And when all the kings that were ser- ye Urial in the fore-front of the hottest batvants to liadarezer saw that they were smit- te, and retire ye from bim, that he may be ten before Israel, they made peace with Is- smiten, and die. rael, and served them. So the Syrians fear 16 And it came to pass, 'vhen Joab observ. ed io help the children of Ammon any led the city, that he assigned Uriahi wito a
piace wliere le knew that valiant men were. CHAP. XI.
17 And the men of the city went out and to pired, at the time when kings go forth to people of the servants of David; and Uriab hatile, that David sent Joab, and his servanis ile Hillile died also. with bim, and all Israel; and they destroyed 18 ! Then Joab sent and told David a!) the children of Ammon, and besieged Rab- the things concerning the war ; bah : but David tarried still at Jerusalem. 19 And charged the messenger, saying,
2 1 And it came to pass in an evening-lide, When thou bast made an end of telling wie rhat David arose from off his bed, and walk- mallers of the war unto the hing, ed upon the roof of the king's liouse : and 20 And it so be that the king's wrath arise, from the rooi he saw a woman washing her- and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached sell; and the woman was very beautiful to ye so nigt unto the city when ye did figid?
not that they would shoot froin the 3 And David sent and enquired after the wall ? woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-she 21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerub. ba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah besheth (lid not a woman cast a piece of a the Hittite ?
millstone upon bim from the wall, that he 4 And David sent messengers, and book died in Thebez! wliy went ye nigh the wall: her; and she came in unto him, and he lay then say thou, Thy servant Uriali the Hiuile with her ; (for she was purified from her un- is dead also. Cleanness;) and she returned unto her house. 22 || So the messenger went, and came and
5 1 And the woman conceived, and sent shewed David all that Joab had sent him for. and told David, and said, I am with child. 23 And the messenger said unto David,
6 And David sent to Joab, suying. Send Surely the men prevailed against us,and care me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah out unto us into the field, and we were «po.1 to Tavid.
them even unto the entering of the gate. 7 And when Uriah was come unto him, 24 And the shooters shot from of the wall David demanded of him how Joab did, and upon thy servants; and some of the king's how the people did, and how the war pros- servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the pera!?
Hillite is dead also. 8 And David said to Uriah, Go down to 25 Then David said unto the messenger, thy bouse, and wash thy feet. And Uriah Thus shalt thou say unto Joab), Let not this departed out of ine king's house, and thicre uning displease thee, for the sword devoureth followed him a mess of meat from the king. one as well as another: make thiy battle more
9 But Urialı slept at the door of the king's strong against she city, and overthrow it; and nouse with all the servants of liis lord, and encourage thou him. went but down to his louse.
26 1 And when the wife of Uriah heard ! And wisen they bad bold David, saying, that Uriah her husband was dead, she mounUrialı went noi down unto his house, David ed for her husband.
od sert and fetched her to his louse, an'l shr 16 David therefore besought God for the lecaine his wife, and bare him a son. Bu! child; and David lasted, and wentin and lay the thing tha: David had done displeased the all night upon the earth. LORD.
17 And the elders of liis house arose, au CHAP, XII.
rent to him, to raise him up from the earth • A pathe Lord sem. Maliban unto David: bith line would not, neitlier did he eat bread him, There were two men in one city ; the 18 And it came to pass on the seventh day; (ne rich, and the other poor.
that the child died. And the servants of David 2 The ricis man had exceeding many Rocks teared to tell him that the child was dead; for and herds ;
they said, Behold, while the child was yet 3 But the poor man had nothire, save one alive, we spake unto him, and lie would not little ewe-lainb, which he had bought, and hearken unto our voice : how will he then vex nourished up; and it grew up together with himself, if we tell him that the child is dead? liim, and with bis children: it did eat of his 19 But when David saw that his servants own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay whispered, David perceived that the child was in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. dead: therefore David said unto bis servants,
4 And there came a traveller unto the richi is the child dead? And they said, He is dead. man; and he spared to take of his own flock, 20 Then David arose from the earth, and and of his own herd, to dress for the way. washed, and anointed himself; and changed faring man that was come unto liim; but took bis apparel, and came into the house of iba we poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the Lord, and worshipped: then he came to his man that was come to him.
own house; and when lie required, they set 5 And David's anger was greatly kindled bread before him, and he did eal. against the man; and lie said to Nathan, A. 21 Then said his servants unto him, Whiat the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing is this that thou hasi done? Thou didst thing shall surely die:
fast and weep for the child while it was alive; 6 And he shall restore the lamb four-fold, but when the child was dead, thou didst rise because he did this thing, and because be and eat bread. bad no pity:
22 And be said, while the child was yet 71 And Nalban said to David, Thou art alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Is- tell whether God will be gracious io nie, that rael, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I the child inay live? delivered thee out of the land of Saul; 23 But now he is dead, whercfore should I
8 And I gave thee thiy master's liouse, and fast? can I bring him back again ? I sliall go thy master's wives into thy hosom, and gave to liim, but he shall not return to me. thee the house of Israel and of Judalı; and if 24 | And David comforted Bath-shehe that had been too little, I would moreover have his wile, and went in wto lier, and lay with given unto thee such and such tings. her: and she bare a son, and he called his
9 Where!ore hast thou despised the com- name Solomon : and the Lord loved him. mandinent of the Lord, to do evil in his 25 And he sent ly the land of Nathan the sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with prophet; and be called his name Jedidiah, the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy because of the Lord. wise, and hast slain hiin with the sword of the 26 ! And Joab touglıl against Rabbah of children of Ammon.
the childre. of Ammon, and look the royal 10 Now therefore the sword sliall never de- city. part from thine house ; because thou liast de 27 And Joab sent messengers to David, spised me, and hast taken the wile of Crial and said, I have fought against Rabbal, aud the Hittite to be thy wife.
bavi taken the city of waters. 11 Thus saith the LORD, Beliold, I will raise 28 Now therefore gather the rest of the up evil against thee out of thine own house, people together, and encamp against the and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, city, and take it; lest I take the city, and it au give them unto thy neighbour, and he be called after my name. shall lie with thy wives in die siglıl of this 29 And David gathered all the people
together, and went to Rabbah, and fought 12 For drou didst it secretly; but I will do against it, and took it this thing Lefore all Israel, and before the sun. 30 And he took their king's crown from
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sin-off his head, (the weight whicrenf was a taned against the LORD. And Nathan said un- lent of gold with the precious stones,) and it to David, The LORD also liath put away thy was set on David's head : and he brought sin ; thou shalt not die.
forth the spoil of the city in great abundance. 11 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast 31 And he brought türth the people that given great occasion to the enemies of the were therein, and put them under saws, and LORD io blaspheme, the child also that is under harrows of iron, and under axes of born unto thee shall surely die.
iron, and made them pass through the brick15 | And Nathan departed unto his house: kiln, and thus did he unto all the cities of and the LORD struck the child that Uriah's the children of Ainmon. So David and al wife ware unto David