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» Azmaveth 11:e Baliarumite, Eliahba the 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, Shaalhonite,

13 Jeremiah the lenth, Machbanai tlie 34 The sons of Hashem the Gizoniie, Jo- eleventh. nathan the son of Slage the Hararile, 14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains

35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararile, of the host : one of the least was over an hun Eliphal the son of Ur,

dred, and the greatest over a thousand. 3ti Hepher the Mecherathite, Alijal die 15 These ure they that wert over Jordan Pelonite,

in the first month, wlien it had overflown all 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of his banks; and they put to fight all them of Ezbai,

the valleys, both toward the east and lowaro 30 Joel the brotlier of Nathan, Mibhar the the west. son of Haggeri,

16 And there came of the children or Ben39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naliarai the Be- jamin and Judah to the hold unio David. rothile, the arınour-bearer of Joab the son of 17 And David went out to meet them, and Zeruialı,

answered and said unto them, If ye be come 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareh the Ithirite, peaceably unto me to help mne, mine heart 41. Uriah the litiile, Zawad the son of shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come 10 Ahlai,

belray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers a captain of the Reubeniles, and thirty with look thereon, and rebuke it. hiin,

18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, uho 43 Hanan the son of Maacliah, and Josha- rus chief of the captains, ond he said, Thine plat the Mithinile,

ure we, David, and on thy side, thou son of 41 Czziah the Achterailiite, Slama and Je- Jesse : peace, peace be unto thee, and peace hiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, be to thine belpers; for thy God belpetli thee.

45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Jolia his Tlen David received them, and made them brotlier, the Tizite,

captains of llie band. 46 Eliel the Malavite, and Jeribai, and 19 And there fell some of Manasseh to Da. Joslaviah, the sous of Elnaam, and Itimah vid, when he came with the Philistines against the Moabite,

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

sent him away, saying, He will fall to his CHAP. XII.

master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads. these are they that came to David 20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to bim

to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself of Manasseli, Adnal, and Jozabad, and Je. close because of Saul the son of k ish; and diael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elibu, they were among the mighty men, helpers of and Zilthai, captains of the thousands tai the war.

were of Manasseh. 2. They were armed with hows, and could 21 And they helped David against the band use both the right hand and the Inte in nurl- of the rovers; for they were all miglity mnen ing stones, and shooting arrows out of a bow, of valour, and were captains in the host. evel of Saul's brethren of Benjamin..

22 For at that time, day by day, there 3 The chief was Abiezer, then Joash, the came to David to help him, until it was a sons of Shemaal the Gibeatite ; and Jeziel, great host, like the host of God. and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Bera 23 1 And these are the numbers of the chialı, and Jehu the Intothite,

bands thut were ready arıned to the war, and 4 And Ismaialı the Gibeonite, a mighty came to David to Hebror, to turn the king, man among the thirty, and over the thirty; dom of Saul to him, according to the word and Jeremial, and Jalaziel, and Johanan, of the Lord. and Jozabad the Gederathile,

24 The children of Judah, that hare shield 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealialı, and and spear, were six thousand and eight Trun. Shemarial, and Shephiatial the Haruphile, dred ready armed to the war.

6 Elkanalı, and Jesiali, and Azareel, and 23 Of the children of Simeon, mighty niej Joezer, and Jaslıobeam, the Korhites, of valour for the war, seven thousand and

7 And Joelal and Zebadialı, the sons of one hundred. Jeroliam of Gedor.

26 Of the children of Levi, four thousand 8 And of the Gaditestlere separated them- and six hundred. selves unto David, into the liold to the wil. 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the derness, men of might, anul men e! war fil Aaronites, and with him were three thou. for the battle, that could handle shield and sand and seven hundred ; buckler, whose faces were like the faces of 48 And Zadok, a young man miglity of fiols, and were as swilt as the roes upon the valour, and of his father's house twenty and mountams;

iwo captains. 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eli 29 And of the children of Benjamin, the ab the third,

kindred of Saul, three thousand : for hisher. 10 Misinaunah the fourth, Jeremiah the to the greatest part of them had kept the bath,

ward of the house of Sau!. 11 Altai tlie sixth, Eliel the seventli,

I 30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty

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thousand and cight hundred, mighty men ofbelween the cherubims, wliose name is called calour, famous throughout the house of their om it. fachers.

7 And they carried the ark of God in a 31 And oftliehall-tribe of Manassel eigh- new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and teen thousand, which were expressed by wame, Uzza and abio drave the cart. to come and make David king.

8 And David and all Israel played before 32 And of the children of Issacliar, which God with all their might, and with singing, were men that had understanding of the times, and with harps, and willi psalleries, and to know what Israel ouglit to do : the beads with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with of them were two liunilred ; and all their trumpets. brethren vere at their commandment. 99 And when they came unto the thraslı

33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to bal-ling-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand tle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, to liold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they 10 And the anger of the Lord) was kindled IR Te not of double heart.

against Czza, and he sinote him, because he 34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, put his hand to the ark : ard there he died and with them, with shield and spear, thirly before God. and seven thousand.

11 And David was displeased, because the 35 And of the Danites, expert in war, Lord had made a breacli upon Uzza: whereIwenty and eight thousand and six hundred. sore that place is called Perez-uz.za to this day.

33 And of Asher, such as went forth to 12 And David was afraid of God that day, batie, expert in war, forty thousand. saying, How shall I bring the ark of God

3. And on the other side of Jordan, of the home to me? Reu enites, and the Gadites, and of the half 13 So David brought not the ark home to tribe of Manassel, with all manner of instru- himself to the city of David, bu! carried it ments of war for the battle, an hundred and aside into the house of Obed-edom the Ginile. twenty thousand,

14 And the ark of God remained with ihe 38 "All these men of war, that could keep family of Obed-edom in his house three rank, came with a perfect lieart to Hebron, months. And the Lord blessed the liouse to make David king over all Israel; and all of Obed-edom, and all that he had. the rest also of Israel were of one beart to

CHAP. XIV. make David king.

Hiram king of Tyre days, eating and drinking : for their brethren with masons and carpenters, lo build him an bad prepared for them,

house. 40 Moreover, they that were nighi them, 2 1 And David perceived that the LORD even unto Issacliar, and Zebulun, and Napho had confirined him king over Israel ; for liis tali, brought bread on asses, and on cainels, kingdom was lified up on high, because of and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, his people Israel. cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and 31 And David took more wives at Jeruwinc, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abun-salem ; and David begat more sons and dantly; for there was joy in Israel. daughters. CHAP. XIII. 4 Now these are the names of his children

, and of thousands and hundreds, and with Shobab, Nathan, and Soloinon, every leader.

5 And Iblar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, 2 Ånd David said unto all the congregation 6 And Nogalı, and Neplieg, and Japhia, o Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eli it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad phalet. into our brethren every wliere, thal are left 811 And when the Philistines heard that in all the land of Israel, and with them also David was anointed king over all Isracl, all to the priests and Levites which are in their the Ph:listines went up to seek David : and cities, and suburbs, that they may gather David heard of it, and went ont against themselves unto us :

them. 3 And let us bring again the ark of our 9 And the Philistines came and spread God to us, for we enunved noi at it in the themselves in the valley of Rephaim. days of Saul.

10 And David enquired of God, saying, 4 And all the congregation said that they shall I go up against the Philistines and would do so : for the thing was right in the wilt thou deliver ihem into mine band? And eyes of all the people.

the LORD said unto him, Go up; for will 5 So David gathered a! Israel together, deliver them into thine hand. from Shilor of Egypt even onto the enteringi 11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; and of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from David smote them there. Then David said, Kirjath-jearim.

God hath broken in upon mine enemies by 6 And David went up, and all Israel, to mine hand, like the breaking forth of waters. Baalah, that is to Kirjath-jearim, which therefore they called the name of that placa belonged 10 Julah, to bring up thence Baal-perazim, the ark of God the LORD, that duelleth} 12 'And when they had left their gods

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there, David gave a commandment, and they and harps, and cymbals, sounding, by lifting were burned willi fire.

up the voice with joy. 13 And the Philistines yet again spread 17 So the Levites appointed Heman the themselves abroad in the valley.

son of Joel; and of his bretliren, Asaph the 14 Therefore David enquired again of son of Berecliialı: and of the sons of Merari God; and God said unto him, Go not up af- their brethren, Ethan the son of Kuslaiah ; ter thein , iurn away from them, and come 18 And with them their brethren of the se. upon them over against the mulberry-trees. cond degree, Zecharialı, Ben, and Jaaziel,

15 And it shall be, when thou shalı hear a and Sheiniramoth, and Jeliiel, and Unni, sound of going in the tops of the mulherry- Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and trees, that then thou shali go out to battle : Matulialı, and Elipheleli, and Mikneiab for God is gone forti, before thee, to smite and Obed-edom, and Jejel, the porters. the lost of the Philistinos.

19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and 16 David therefore did as God command- Ethan, vere appointed to sound wiil cym. ed lim : and they smote the host of the Phi- bals of brass ; listines from Gibeon even to Gazer.

20 And Zecharialı, and Aziel, and She. 17 And the fame of David went out into miramotii, and Jebiel, and I'nni, and Eliab, all lands ; and the Lord brouglit the fear of ard Maaseialı, and Benaiali, with psalleries him upon all nations.

on Alamoth; CHAP. XV.

2 And Mattithial, and Elipheleh, ani! ND Darid made him houses in the city Mik neiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. excel.

2 Tlien David said, None ought to carry 22 And Chenaniah, cier of the Levites, the ark of God but the Levites : for them hath was for song : "he instructed about the song, the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, because he was skilful. and to ininister unto him for ever.

23 And Berechial and Elkanah were door. 3 And David gallıered all Israel together keepers for the ark.. to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the 21 And Shelvaniah, and Jeliosliaplat, and LOR!) unto liis place which he had prepared Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zecharial, and for it.

Benaiali, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow * And David assembled the children of with the trumpets before the ark of God Aaron and the Levites.

and Obed-edom and Jeliah were door-krep 5 Of the sons of Kolatlı ; Uriel the clier, ers for the ark. and his brethren an hundred and twenty. 25 9 So David, and the elders of Isı ae :

6 Or the sons of Merari ; Asaialı the chief, and the captains over thousands, went 10 and his brethren iwo hundred and wenty. bring ip the ark of the covenant of the LORD

7 of the sons of Gershom ; Jocl the chief, out of the house of Obed-edoin with joy. and lois brethren an hundred and thirty: 26 And it came to pass, when God lielped

8 Of the sons of Elizaplia: Shemaiali the the Levites that bare lie ark of the covenant chief, and bis brethren iwo hundred. of ille Lorn, that they offered seven bullocks

9 Of the sons of Hebron ; Eliel the clier, and seven rams. and his bellen fourscore.

27 And David iras clothed with a robe of 10 Ortlie sons of Czziel ; Ammina lah tlie fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the chief, and his brethren an hundred and ark, and the singers, and Chenaniali the mas. twelve.

ter of the song with the singers : David alsu 11 And David called for Zadok and Abi- hud upon hum an ephod of linen. athar the priests, and for the Levites, for 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of Criel, Asaiali, and Joel, Sbemaiah, and the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and Eliel, and Amminadab),

with sound of the corner, and with trumpets, 12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of and will cymbals, making a noise with psal the fathers of the Leviies : sanctity your. teries and larps. selves, both ye and your brethren, that ye 24 1 And it came to pass, as the ark of the may bring up the ark of the Lord (iod of Is- covenant of the LORI came to the city of rael unw the pluce that I have prepared for it. David, that Miclial, the daughter of Saul,

13 For because ye did it nou at the first, looking out at a window, saw king David the Lord our God made a breach upon us, dancing and playing; and slie despised liin for that we souglit him not after the due order. in her lieart. 14 So the priests and ilie Levites sanctified

CHAP. XVI. hour clieno bring up the ark of the Lord Solun bronselor learekine Gadi anda sense

15 And the children of the Levites bare pitched for it: and they offered barnt-sacri. the ark of God upon their shoulders, with tices and peace-offerings before God. the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, 2 And when David had made an end of according to the word of the LOKI). offering the burnt-offerings and the peace.

16 And David spake to the clie! of the Le-'offerings, he blessed the people in the name rites, to appoint their brethren to be the sing. of the LORD. es with iristruments of musick, psalteries, 3 And he dealt to erery one of Israel. boite

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man and woman, to every one a loafor bread, fore him ; worsliip the Lord in tne beauty and a good piece of fesli, and a llagon of holiness. wine.

39 Fear before him, all the earth: the world 4 1 And he appointed certain of ille Le- also shall be stable, that it be not mored. rites to minister before the ark of the Lord), 31 Let tlie heavens be glad, and let the and to record, and to thank and praise the earth rejoice; and let men say ainong the na. Lord God of Israel:

tions, The Lord reigneth. 5 Asarh the chies, and next to him Zeclia 3. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; riali, Jeiel, and Shiemiramoth, and Jehiel, let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. and Maltithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiali, and 33 Tlien shall the trees of the wood sing Obed-edom; and Jeiel withi psalteries and out at the presence of the LORD, because lie with harps : but Asaph made a sound with cometh to judge the earth. cymhals ;

3-10 give thanks unto the Lord; for he is 6 Benaial: also and Jahaziel the priests'good: for his mercy endureth for ever. with truinpels continually before the ark of 35 And say ye, Save u., O Godofour salva the covenant of God.

tion, and gather us together, and deliver us 7 Then on that day David delivered first from the heathen, that we may give thanks this poulm, to thank the LORI), into the hand to thiy holy name, und glory in thy praise. of saph and his brethren.

36 Blessed be she Lord God of Israel for 9 Give thanks unio the Lord, call upon ever and ever. And all the people said, his naine, make known his deeds among the Amen, and praised the LORN. people.

37 4 So he left there, before the ark of the 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, covenant of the Lord, Asaph and liis bre talk yr of all his wondrous works.

thren, !o minister before clic ark continually, 10 Glory ye in his holy name : let the as every day's work required: heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 38 and Obed-edom with their bretliren,

11 Seek the LORD aud his strengin, seekUreescore and eiglit; Obed-ecium also the sos his face continually.

of Jedutfiun, and Hosalı, to be porters: 12 Remeinber his marvellous works that he 39 And Zadok the priest, and his breuiren bathi dune, lis wouders, and the judgınents the priests, before the cabernacle of the LORD; of his mouth;

in the liigb place that rras at Gibeon, 13 ( ye seed of Israel his servant, je chil. 40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD dren of Jacob, his chosen anes.

upon the oltar of the burnt-offering con. 14 He is ibe Lord our God; iis jadg. inually morning and evening, and to do ac. ments are in all tbe earth.

cording to all that is written in the law of 15 Be ye mindiul always of his covenant, le LORD), which he commanded Israel: the word which he commanded to a livousand 41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, generations ;

and the rest that were chosen, woo were ex 16 Even of the covenant which he made pressed by name, lo give thanks to the LORD. withi Abraliam, ani of his oath unto Isaac; because his mercy erulureth for ever :

17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob 4? And with vem Heinan and Jeduthun, for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting with trumpets and cymbals for those that covenant,

should make a sound, and with musical in18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land struments of God. And tiie sons of' Jeduthun of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; were porters:

19 When ye were but few', even a few, 43 And all the people departed, every man and strangers in il.

to liis livuse; and David returned to bless liis 20 And when they went from nation to na- house. tion, and from one kingdom to another people,


TOW yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

house, ibal David said to Nathan the 22 Saying, Touclı not mine anoiuteri, and prophet, Lo, I dueli in an house of cedars, do iny prophets no liarın.

but the ark of the covenant of the LORD re. 23 Sing into the Lory, all the earth ; shew maineth under curtains. for this from day to day bis salvation.

2 Then Nathan said mo David, Do all 24 Declare lis glory among the heathen; dat is in thive bear; for God is with thee tiis marvellous works a inong all nations. 34 And it came to pass the same niglit, chat

5 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be the word of God came to Nathan, saying, praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. 4 Go and tell Davidiny seryani, Thussaith

6 for all the gods of the people are idols: the LORO, Thou shall not build me an house out the Lord made the heavens.

to dwellin: 27 Glory and honour are in his presence; 5 For I have not dwell in an ouse since brength and gladness are in his place. the day that I brough:t up Israel uno this

28°Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of day; but have gone from tent to tent, and te people give unto the Lord glory an: lioi une cabernacle to another. strengtb.

6 Wheresoever I have walked with aills. 29 Give unto the Lord the glory dile unt. rael, pakel a word to any of the judges of his naine : bring an offering, and come be- |laraci, whom I commanded to feed any peo

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ple, saying, IVhy have yo not built ine an 23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing tha hole of cedars :

thou hast spoken concerning thv servani, and 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto concerning his house, be established for ever, iny servant Da:id, Thus saith the Lord of and do as thou hast said. Hosts, I took thee from the sheep-cote, cren 24 Let it even be established, that hy name from following the sheep, that thou shouldest may be magnihed for ever, saying, The Lord lier der over my people Israel ;

of losis is The God of Israel, eren a (iod to 8 Ind I have been with th:ee whithersor ver Israel ; and let the house of David ty ser. thou last walked, and have cut off all thine vant be established before thee. ener lies from before thee, and have made 23 For tlou, O my God, hast luld thy sere thee a name like the name of the great men vant that thou wilt build him an house : there. that ire in the earth:

fore thy servant liath found in his heart to 9 Also I will ordain a place for my people pray before thee. Israv ', and will plant thein, and they shall 26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and has: dwel in their place, and shall be moved no promised tiis goodness unto thy servant: mione, neither shall the children of wicked 27 Now therefore let it please thre to blere ness raste them any more, as at the begin-the house of thy servant, that it may be be

fore thee fur ever: for thou blessest, 0 LORD, 10 And since the time that I commanded and it shall be blessed for ever.

CHAP. XVIII. wil . FurtherHore I tell thee, that the Linies while beri NOW after lis it came to pass

, thal David

smote the Philistines, and subdued them, thee in house.

and took Gath and her towns out of the liano 11 | And it shall come to pass, when thy of the Philistines. days be expired that thou must go lo be with 2 And be smote Moab; and the Moabites tiy fithers, that I will raico up thy seed after became David's servants, and brouglio gilis thee, vviiich shall be of thy sons; and I wili

39 And David smole Hadarezer king my estab'ish his kingdom.

Zobah unto Hamath, as lie went to establish 12 He shall build me an house, and I will his doininion by the river Euphrales. establis.. his throne for ever.

4 And David took from him a thousand 13 I will be liis father, and lie shall be my chariots, and seven thousand lorsemen, ang Sul ; and I will slot take my mercy away from twenty thousand footmen: David also fougl. him, as I took it from him that was before ed all the chariot shorses, but reserved of thien chee:

an hundred chariots. It But I will settle hiin in mine house and 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came in niy kingdom for ever; and his thronc shall to help Hadarezer king of Zobali, David be establislied for evermore.

slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand 15 According to all these words, and ac- men. cariling to all this vision, so did Nathan speak 6 Then David put garrisors in Syria-da unto David.

mascus: and the Syrians became David's 16 11 And David ibe king came and sat be- servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lora five the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD preserved David whithersoever he weni. Gul, and what is mine loase, that thou hast 7 And David took the shields of gold tha inanglit me hitherto ?

were on the servants of Hadarezer', and 17 And yel this was a small thing in thine brought them to Jerusalem. eyes, () God; for thou basi also spoken of thy 8 Likewise from Tibliallı, and from Chun servant's house for a great while tv conie, cities of Hadarezer,brought David very muca and hast regarded me according to the esiale brass, wharewiili Sojomon made Ilie braser of a man of high degree, O Lox) God. sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

1% Vhat can David speak more to thee 911 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard for the honour orthy servant? for thou know-how Davia had smitten all the host of Ha. est ihy servant.

darezer king of Zobah, 190 Lorn, for thy servant's sake, and 10 He seni Hladorain bis son to king David, Ar tording to thine own heart, hast thou done to enquire of his wellare, and to congratu all this greatness, in making known all these late him, because he had fought againsi Hagreat things.

darezer, and smilten him ; (for Hallarezer 20 () LORD. there is none like thee, neither had war with Tou;) and with him all manner is there my God besides thee, according to of vessels of gold, and silver, and trass. w that we have heard with our ears.

11 Them also king David dedicated unto 21 And what one nation in the earth is like the LORD, with the silver and the gold that he the people Israel, whom God wedi lo redecm|hrouglit from all these nations; from Edom, wulie bis own people, to make thee a name and from Moab, and from the children of of greatness and terribleress, Ly driving out Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from nations from before they people, whom thou Amaiek. liat redeemed out of Egypt?

12 Moreover Abisliai the son of Zeruiah 22 For thy people 'srael didst thou make slew of the Edomites in the valley of Salt thine own people for ever; and thou, Lord, eighteen thousand be amest their Gort,

13 ! And he put garisons in Edom and

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