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Absalom's conspiracy.


The flight of David.



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B. C. 1024. cause might come unto me, and I after him from Gath, passed on be- | B. C. 1023. would do him justice!

fore the king. 5 And it was so, that when any man 19 | Then said the king to Ittait ch. 18. 2. came nigh to him to do him obeisance, the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou he put forth his hand, and took him, also with us? return to thy place, and kissed him.

and abide with the king: for thou 6 And on this manner did Absa- | art a stranger, and also an exile.

lom to all Israel that came to the 20 Whereas thou camest but yestera Rom. 16. 18. king for judgment: dso Absalom day, should I this day + make thee go + Heb. make

thee wander stole the hearts of the men of Is- up and down with us? seeing I go

| in going. rael.

uwhither I may, return thou, and take u1Sam. 23.13. 1023. 17 And it came to pass e after forty | back thy brethren: mercy and truth le 1 Sam. 16. 1. years, that Absalom said unto the be with thee.

king, I pray thee, let me go and pay 21 And Ittai answered the king, and
my vow, which I have vowed unto said, 'As the LORD liveth, and as my Ruth 1. 16,

17. Prov. 17. the Lord, in Hebron.

lord the king liveth, surely in what | 14. & 18. 24.". f 1 Sam. 16. 2.1 8 f For thy servant svowed a vow place my lord the king shall be, 8 Gen. 28. 20,

hwhile I abode at Geshur in Syria, whether in death or life, even there h ch. 13. 38. saying, If the LORD shall bring me also will thy servant be.

again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will 22 And David said to Ittai, Go and
serve the LORD.

pass over. And Ittai the Gittite pass-
9 And the king said unto him, Go ed over, and all his men, and all the
in peace. So he arose, and went to little ones that were with him.

23 And all the country wept with a 10 T But Absalom sent spies through- loud voice, and all the people passed out all the tribes of Israel, saying, over: the king also himself passed As soon as ye hear the sound of the over the brook || Kidron, and all the 1 John 18. 1, trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom people passed over, toward the way reigneth in Hebron. of the y wilderness.

| y ch. 16. 2. 11 And with Absalom went two | 24 | And lo Zadok also, and all the

hundred men out of Jerusalem, that Levites were with him, 2 bearing the 2 Num. 4. 15. i 1 Sam. 9. 13. were i called; and they went kin their ark of the covenant of God': and they k Gen. 20. 5.

simplicity, and they knew not any set down the ark of God; and Abia-

thar went up, until all the people had
12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel done passing out of the city.
1 Ps. 41. 9. & the Gilonite,'David's counsellor, from 25 And the king said unto Zadok,

55. 12, 13, 14. m Josh. 15.51.

1. his city, even from mGiloh, while he Carry back the ark of God into the

offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy city: if I shall find favour in the n Ps. 3. 1. was strong; for the people "increased eyes of the LORD, he a will bring me a Ps. 43. 3. continually with Absalom.

again, and shew me both it, and his 13 | And there came a messenger | habitation : over. 6. Judg. to David, saying, "The hearts of the 26 But if he thus say, I have no 9.3.

men of Israel are after Absalom. I • delight in thee; behold, here am I, 5 Num. 11.8. 14 And David said unto all his

ch. 22. 20. let him do to me as seemeth good i kinos 10.9. I servants that were with him at Jeru- unto him.

2 Chr. 9. 8.

Is. 62. 4. p ch. 19. 9. Ps. ] salem, Arise, and let us Pflee; for we 27 The king said also unto Zadok | 6 1 Sam. 3. 18.

shall not else escape from Absalom : the priest, Art not thou a d seer? a 1 Sam. 9. 9.

make speed to depart, lest he over- | return into the city in peace, and 1 + Heb. thrust. take us suddenly, and + bring evil e your two sons with you, Ahimaaz See ch. 17.

upon us, and smite the city with the thy son, and Jonathan the son of
edge of the sword.

| Abiathar.
15 And the king's servants said unto 28 See, I will tarry in the plain off ch. 17. 16.
the king, Behold, thy servants are the wilderness, until there come word

ready to do whatsoever my lord the from you to certify me. † Heb. choose. king shall + appoint.

29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar q Ps. 3, title. | 16 And a the king went forth, and carried the ark of God again to Je+ Heb. at his | all his household + after him. And rusalem : and they tarried there.

r ch. 16. 21, 22.

the king left 'ten women, which were 30 | And David went up by the as-
concubines, to keep the house. cent of mount Olivet, tand wept as 1 + Heb. going
17 And the king went forth, and all he went up, and had his head cov-

up, and weep

ing. the people after him, and tarried in a | ered, and he went h barefoot: and all & ch. 19. 4. place that was far off. the people that was with him i covered |

Esth. 6. 12. 18 And all his servants passed on every man his head, and they went

h Is. 20.2, 4.

i Jer. 14. 3, 4, 8 ch. 8. 18. beside him ; Sand all the Cherethites, up, k weeping as they went up.

k Ps. 126. 6. 1 and all the Pelethites, and all the Git- 31 | And one told David, saying,

1 Ps. 3. 1, 2. & 1 tites, six hundred men which came 'Ahithophel is among the conspirators 55, 12, &c.

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The falsehood of Ziba.


Shimei curseth David.


B. C. 1023. | with Absalom. And David said, 01 51 And when king David came to B. C. 1023.

LORD, I pray thee, m turn the counsel | Bahurim, behold, thence came out m ch. 16. 23.

of Ahithophel into foolishness. a man of the family of the house of 17. 14, 23.

32 | And it came to pass, that when Saul, whose name was fShimei, the
David was come to the top of the son of Gera: lhe came forth, and Il Or, he still
mount, where he worshipped God, cursed still as he came.

came forth

and cursed. n Josh. 16. 2. behold, Hushai the Archite came to 6 And he cast stones at David, and fch. 19. 16. o ch. 1. 2. meet him

1 Kings 2. 8, with his coat rent, and at all the servants of king David : earth upon his head :

and all the people and all the mighty 33 Unto whom David said, If thou men were on his right hand and on

passest on with me, then thou shalt | his left. | p ch. 19. 35. be pa burden unto me:

7 And thus said Shimei when he 34 But if thou return to the city, cursed, Come out, come out, thou 9 ch. 16. 19. and say unto Absalon, 9 I will be thy + bloody man, and thou sman of Be- + Heb. man of servant, o king; as I have been thy lial:


& Deut. 13. 13. father's servant hitherto, so will I now 8 The Lord hath h returned upon

h Judg. 9. 24, also be thy servant: then mayest thou thee all ithe blood of the house of | 56, 57. for me defeat the counsel of Ahitho- Saul, in whose stead thou hast reign- ! 33

| 1 Kings 2.32, phel.

ed ; and the LORD hath delivered the i See ch. 1. 16. 35 And hast thou not there with kingdom into the hand of Absalom

1 & 3, 28, 29. &

4. 11, 12 thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests? | thy son: and, + behold, thou art taken | + Heb. behold therefore it shall be, that what thing in thy mischief, because thou art a thee in thy

soever thou shalt hear out of the bloody man. rch. 17. 15, 16. king's house, rthou shalt tell it to .9 T Then said Abishai the son of

Zadok and Abiathar the priests. Zeruiah unto the king, Why should s ver. 27. 36 Behold, they have there with this k dead dog curse my lord the k 1 Sam. 24.14.

ch. 9. 8. them their two sons, Ahimaaz Za- king? let me go over, I pray thee, l,

1 Ex. 22. 28. dok's son, and Jonathan Abiathar's and take off his head. son; and by them ye shall send unto 10 And the king said, m What have m ch. 19. 22. me every thing that ye can hear.

1 Pet. 2. 23.

I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? t ch. 16. 16. | 37 So Hushai + David's friend came so let him curse, because n the LORD n See 2 Kings 1 Chr. 27. 33. into the city, u and Absalomn came hath said unto him, Curse David.

| 18. 25. Lam. u ch. 16. 15.

3. 38. into Jerusalem.

• Who shall then say, Wherefore hast | o Rom. 9. 20.

thou done so ? CHAPTER XVI.

11 And David said to Abishai, and

to all his servants, Behold, P my son, p ch. 12. 11. Ziba, by false suggestions, obtaineth his master's in

:/ which I came forth of my bowels, heritance. 5 Shimei curseth David. 9 David ab

Gen. 15. 4. staineth from revenge. 15 Hushai is received into seeketh my life: how much more Absalom's confidence. 20 Ahithophel's counsel.

now may this Benjamite do it? let | ach 1

AND a when David was a little him alone, and let him curse; for

A past the top of the hill, behold, the Lord hath bidden him. b ch. 9.2 b Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth 12 It may be that the Lord will met him, with a couple of asses look on mine l affliction, and that | | Or, tears.

Heb. cye. saddled, and upon them two hun- the LORD will Frequite me good for | Gen: 29° 32. dred loaves of bread, and a hundred his cursing this day.

1 Sam. 1. 11.

Ps. 25. 18. bunches of raisins, and a hundred of 13 And as David and his men went Rom. 8. 28. summer fruits, and a bottle of wine. | by the way, Shimei went along on

2 And the king said unto Ziba, the hill's side over against him, and What meanest thou by these? And cursed as he went, and threw stones Ziba said, The asses be for the king's at him, and + cast dust.

+ Heb. dusted household to ride on; and the bread 14 And the king, and all the people dust.

and summer fruit for the young men that were with him, came weary, and c ch. 15. 23. & to eat; and the wine, e that such as refreshed themselves there. 17. 29,

be faint in the wilderness may drink. | 15 | And $ Absalom, and all the peo- sch. 15. 37.

3 And the king said, And where ple the men of Israel, came to Jerusa| 0 ch. 19. ai. is thy master's son ? d And Ziba said lem, and Ahithophel with him.

unto the king, Behold, he abideth 16 And it came to pass, when Hu-
at Jerusalem: for he said, To day shai the Archite, + David's friend, was t ch. 15. 37.
shall the house of Israel restore me come unto Absalom, that Hushai said
the kingdom of my father.

unto Absalom, + God save the king, Heb. Let the e Prov. 18. 13.

king live. 4 e Then said the king to Ziba, Be- God save the king. 4 hold, thine are all that pertained 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is unto Mephibosheth. And Žiba said, this thy kindness to thy friend ? u why u ch. 19. 25.

Prov, 17. 17. + Heh. I do +I humbly beseech thee that I may wentest thou not with thy friend? Prov obeisance. find grace in thy sight, my lord, Ő 18 And Hushai said unto Absalom,

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