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His kindness to Mephibosheth.

II. SAMUEL

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B. C. David's servants. And the LORD | all that pertained to Saul and to all B. C. about 1040. preserved David whithersoever he his house.

about 1040. went.

| 10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, r ver. 6.

15 And David reigned over all Is- and thy servants, shall till the land

rael; and David executed judgment for him, and thou shalt bring in the 8 ch. 19. 13. & 20. 23.". and justice unto all his people. \fruits, that thy master's son may have 1. Chr, 11. 6. | 16 5 And Joab the son of Zeruiah food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy & 18. 15. t 1 Kings 4. 3. was over the host; and + Jehoshaphat master's son ishall eat bread alway at i ver. 7, 11, 13. || Or, remem

ch. 19. 28. the son of Ahilud was ll recorder; my table. Now Ziba had k fifteen brancer, or, 17 And u Zadok the son of Ahitub, / sons and twenty servants.

k ch. 19. 17. writer of chronicles. and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, ul Chr. 24. 3.

were the priests; and Seraiah was the According to all that my lord the il Or, secre Il scribe;

king hath commanded his servant, x1 Chr. 18. 17.

18 * And Benaiah the son of Jehoi- so shall thy servant do. As for Mey 1 Sam. 30. 14. ada was over both the y Cherethites and phibosheth, said the king, he shall

the Pelethites; and David's sons were eat at my table, as one of the king's 11 Or, princes,

sons. ch. 20. 26,

12 And Mephibosheth had a young CHAPTER IX.

son, 'whose name was Micha. And | 11 Chr. 8. 34. David inquireth for the descendants of Saul. 6 His

all that dwelt in the house of Ziba
kind reception of Mephibosheth. 9 The provision
made for him by David.

13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jeru-
AND David said, Is there yet any salem : m for he did eat continually m ver. 7, 1.

A that is left of the house of Saul, at the king's table; and "was lame a ver. 3. a 1 Sam. 18. 3. / that I may a shew him kindness for on both his feet. & 20. 14, 1: 16, 17, 42.

Jonathan's sake? Prov. 27.1

2 And there was of the house of Saul b ch. 16. 1. & la servant whose name was b Ziba.

CHAPTER X. 19. 17, 29. And when they had called him unto David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun, are shame

fully treated. 6 The Ammonites, strengthened by David, the king said unto him, Art

the Syrians, are overcome by Joab and Abishai. 15 thou Ziba ? And he said, Thy serv

The Syrians are again defeated. ant is he.

AND it came to pass after this, I about 1037. 3 And the king said, Is there not A that the a king of the children | a 1 Chr. 19. 1,

yet any of the house of Saul, that I of Ammon died, and Hanun his son | C1 Sam. 20. 14. may shew the kindness of God unto reigned in his stead.

him? And Ziba said unto the king, 2 Then said David, I will shew

Jonathan hath yet a son, which is kindness unto Hanun the son of Nadch. 4. 4. d lame on his feet.

hash, as his father shewed kindness 4 And the king said unto him, unto me. And David sent to comfort Where is he? And Ziba said unto him by the hand of his servants for

the king, Behold, he is in the house his father. And David's servants e ch. 17. 27. of e Machir, the son of Ammiel, in came into the land of the children Lo-debar.

of Ammon.
51 Then king David sent, and fetch- 3 And the princes of the children
ed him out of the house of Machir, of Ammon said unto Hanun their

the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. lord, + Thinkest thou that David doth | + Heb. In || Merib-baal, / 6 Now when || Mephibosheth, the son honour thy father, that he hath sent to the 1 Chr. 8. 34.

of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was comforters unto thee? hath not David
come unto David, he fell on his face, rather sent his servants unto thee, to
and did reverence. And David said, search the city, and to spy it out, and
Mephibosheth. And he answered, to overthrow it?
Behold thy servant!

4 Wherefore Hanun took David's na | And David said unto him, Fear servants, and shaved off the one half f ver. 1, 3. not: ffor I will surely shew thee of their beards, and cut off their garkindness for Jonathan thy father's ments in the middle, beven to their b Is. 20. 4. &

47. 2.
sake, and will restore thee all the buttocks, and sent them away.
land of Saul thy father; and thou 5 When they told it unto David, he
shalt eat bread at my table continu- sent to meet them, because the men
ally.

were greatly ashamed : and the king
8°And he bowed himself, and said, said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards

What is thy servant, that thou should be grown, and then return. 81 Sam. 24. 14. ' est look upon such a dead dog as 6 | And when the children of Amch. 16.9. I am ? mon saw that they stank before Da- c Gen. 34. 30.

Ex. 5. 21. 9 | Then the king called to Ziba, vid, the children of Ammon sent and l 1 Sam. 13. 4. h See ch. 16. Saul's servant, and said unto him, hired d the Syrians of Beth-rehoh, and a ch. 8. 3, 5. 4. & 19. 29. h I have given unto thy master's son the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand

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footmen, and of king Maacah a thou- . So the Syrians feared to help the chil- B.C. about 1037. sand men, and of Ish-tob twelve dren of Ammon any more.

about 1036. thousand men. ll Or, The men of Tob. 7 And when David heard of it, he

CHAPTER XI. See Judg. 11 sent Joab, and all the host of e the 3, 5. e ch. 23.8.

Joab besiegeth Rabbah. 2 David committeth adultemighty men.

ry with Bath-sheba. 6 His attempt to conceal his 8. And the children of Ammon came adultery. 14 He plotteth the death of Uriah. 17 out, and put the battle in array at

Uriah is slain ; and Joab sendeth word to Da

vid. 26 David taketh Bath-sheba to wife. f ver. 6. the entering in of the gate : and the

about 1035. Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and AND it came to pass, + after the Heb. at the Ish-tob, and Maacah, were by them A year was expired, at the time

return of the

year, selves in the field. when kings go forth to battle, that i Kings 20.

22, 26. 2 Chr. 9 When Joab saw that the front of a David sent Joab, and his servants

36. 10. the battle was against him before and with him, and all Israel; and they a 1 Chr. 20. 1. behind, he chose of all the choice destroyed the children of Ammon, and men of Israel, and put them in array | besieged Rabbah. But David tarried against the Syrians :

still at Jerusalem. 10 And the rest of the people he 2 | And it came to pass in an evedelivered into the hand of Abishai his ningtide, that David arose from off his brother, that he might put them in bed, band walked upon the roof of b Deut. 22.8. array against the children of Am- the king's house : and from the roof mon.

he saw a woman washing herself ; c Gen. 34. 2. 11 And he said, If the Syrians be and the woman was very beautiful

Job 31. 1.

Matt. 5. 28. too strong for me, then thou shalt to look upon. help me : but if the children of Am- | 3 And David sent and inquired mon be too strong for thee, then I after the woman. And one said, Is will come and help thee.

not this ll Bath-sheba, the daughter | Or, Bath& Deut. 31. 6. 12 & Be of good courage, and let us of Eliam, the wife d of Uriah the

1 Chr 3. 5. b 1 Sam. 4. 9. hplay the men for our people, and Hittite?

|| Or, Amniel. 1 Cor. 16. 13. for the cities of our God: and ithe 4 And David sent messengers, and a ch. 23. 39. i 1 Sam. 3. 18.

e Ps. 51, title. LORD do that which seemeth him took her; and she came in unto him,

James 1. 14. good.

and he e lay with her; 11 for she was || Or, and 13 And Joab drew nigh, and the fpurified from her uncleanness : and

when she had

purified here people that were with him, unto the she returned unto her house.

self, &c., she

returned. battle against the Syrians : and they 5 And the woman conceived, and

f Lev. 15. 19, fled before him.

sent and told David, and said, I am 28. & 18. 19. 14 And when the children of Am- with child. mon saw that the Syrians were fled, 6 | And David sent to Joab, saying, then fled they also before Abishai, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joand entered into the city. So Joab ab sent Uriah to David. returned from the children of Am- n And when Uriah was come unto mon, and came to Jerusalem.

him, David demanded of him + how | Heb. of the about 1036. | 15 | And when the Syrians saw that Joab did, and how the people did, peace

they were smitten before Israel, they and how the war prospered.
gathered themselves together. | 8 And David said to Uriah, Go down
16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought to thy house, and wash thy feet. & Gen. 18.4.&

19. 2. 1. That is, out the Syrians that were beyond II the And Uriah departed out of the king's Euphrates.

river; and they came to Helam : and house, and there + followed him a mess + Heb. went || Or, Sho || Shobach the captain of the host of of meat from the king.

out after him. 1 Chr: 19. 16. | Hadarezer went before them.

9 But Uriah slept at the door of the
17 And when it was told David, he king's house with all the servants of
gathered all Israel together, and pass- his lord, and went not down to his
ed over Jordan, and came to Helam. house.
And the Syrians set themselves in 10 And when they had told David,
array against David, and fought with saying, Uriah went not down unto
him.

his house, David said unto Uriah,
18 And the Syrians fled before Is- Camest thou noto from thy journey?
rael ; and David slew the men of seven why then didst thou not go down

hundred chariots of the Syrians, and unto thine house? ki Chr. 19. 18, forty thousand k horsemen, and smote 11 And Uriah said unto David, h The h ch. 7. 2, 6. footmen.

Shobach the captain of their host, ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in
who died there.

tents; and i my lord Joab, and the i ch. 20. 6.
19 And when all the kings that were servants of my lord, are encamped
servants to Hadarezer saw that they in the open fields; shall I then go

were smitten before Israel, they made into mine house, to eat and to drink, I ch. 8. 6. peace with Israel, and 'served them. and to lie with my wife? as thou

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