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The ark orought frau Obed-edom. CHAP. XVI. David's joy at åringing il. 359 to all lands: and the LORD brought the 18 And with them their brethren of the fear of him upon all nations.

second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and JaaziCHAP. XV.

el, and Shiemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Un1 Davill's oriler about bringing the ark ! ni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and

from Obed-edom. 25 He performeth it | Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneian, with great joy, 29 Michaldespiseth him. and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. A ND David made him houses in the 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Al city of David, and prepared a place for Ethan, were appomted to sound with cymthe ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. bals of brass ;

2 Then David said, none ought to carry 1 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and the ark of God but the Levites: for them Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of Eliah, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with God, and to minister unto him for ever. psalteries on Alamoth;

3 And David gathered all Israel togeth 21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and er to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the LORD unto his place, which he had and Azaziah, with larps on the Shemiprepared for it.

nith to excel. 4 And David assembled the children of 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, Aaron, and the Levites :

was for song: he instructed about the 5 of the sons of Kohath ; Uriel the song, because he was skilful. chiel, and his brethren an hundred and 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were twenty :

door-keepers for the ark. 6 Of the sons of Merari ; Asaiah the L 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, chief, and his brethren two hundred and and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechatwenty :

riah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer the priests, 7 Of the sons of Gershom ; Joel the did blow with the trumpets before the chief, and his brethren an hundred and ark of God : and Obed-edom and Jehialı thirty :

svere door-keepers for the ark. 8 Of the sons of Elizaphan ; Shemaiah 25 So David and the elders of Israel, the chief, and his brethren two hundred : | and the captains over thousands, went to

9 Of the sons of Hebron ; Eliei the chief, bring up the ark of the covenant of the and his brethren fourscore :

Lord out of the house of Obed-edom 10 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Amminadab with joy. the chief, and his brethren an hundred 26 And it came to pass, when Gox help. and twelve.

led the Levites that bare the ark of the 11 And David called for Zadok and covenant of the LORD, that they offered Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, seven bullocks and seven rams. for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, 27 And David was clothed with a robe and Eliel, and Amminadab,

of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare 12 And said unto them, Ye are the || the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniaı chief of the fathers of the Levites : sanc- || the master of the song with the singers : lify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, David also hadupon him an cphod of linen, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark. God of Israel unto the place that I have of the covenant of the LORD with shoutprepared for it.

ing, and with sound of the conet, and 13 For because ye did it not at the first, with trumpets, and with cyinbals, makthe Lord our God made a breach upon || ing a noise with psalteries and haps. uis, for that we sought him not after the 29 || And it came to pass, as the ark of due order.

the covenant of the LORD came to the 14 So the priests and the Levites sancti city of David, that Michal the daughter hed themselves to bring up the ark of the l of Saul looking out at a window saw king LORD God of Israel.

David dancing and playing: and she de15 And the children of the Levites bare spised him in her heart. the ark of God upon their shoulders with

CHAP. XVI. the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, 1 David's festival sacrifice. 4 He orderaccording to the word of the LORD.

eth a choir to sing thanksgivings. 7 The 16 And David spake to the chief of the realm of thanksgiving. Levites to appoint their brethren to be they brought the ark of God, and the singers with instruments of musick, set it in the midst of the tent that DaPsalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sound-vid had pitched for it: and they offered ing, by lifting up the voice with joy. burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings be

17 So the Levites appointed Heman | fore God. the son of Joel ; and of his brethren, 2 And when David had maile an end Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the i of offering the burnt-offerings and the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the peace-ofiërings, he blessed the people in son of Kushaiah ;

the name of the LORD.

360 David appointeth I. CHRONICLES.

a thanksgiving 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, 11 28 Give unto the LORD, ve kindreds of both man and woman, to every one a | the people, give unto the LORD glory and loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, ll strength. and a flagon of wine.

29 Give unto the Lord the glory due 4 | And he appointed certain of the unto his name : bring an offering, and Levites to minister before the ark of the || come before him : worship the LORD in LORD, and to record, and to thank and the beauty of holiness. praise the LORD God of Israel:

30 Fear before him, all the earth : the 5 Asaph the chief, and next to him world also shall be stable, that it be not Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and moved. Jehiei, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with earth rejoice: and let men say among the psalteries and with harps ; but Asaph nations, The LORD reigneth. made a sound with cymbals ;

32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests || thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that with trumpets continually before the ark is therein. of the covenant of God."

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing 79 Then on that day David delivered out at the presence of the LORD, because first this psalm to thank the LORD into he cometh to judge the earth. the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

34 ( give thanks unto the LORD; for he 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever. upon his name, make known his deeds || 35 And say ye, Save us, () God of our among the people.

salvation, and gather us together, and de9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, ll liver us from the heather, that we may talk ye of all his wonderous works. give thanks to thy holy name, and glory

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the l in thy praise. heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel

11 Seek the LORD and his strength, || for ever and ever. And all the people seek his face continually.

said, Amen, and praised the LORD. 12 Remember his marvellous works 37 q So he left there before the ark of that he hath done, his wonders, and the the covenant of the Lord Asaph and his judgments of his mouth ;

brethren, to minister before the ark con13 O ve seed of Israel his servant, ye || timually, as every day's work required: children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, 14 He is the Lord our God; his judg threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the ments are in all the earth.

son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: 15 Be ye mindful always of his cove- | 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethpant; the word which he commanded to ren the priests,- before the tabernacle of a thousand generations;

the Lord in the high place that suas at 16 Even of the covenant which he made Gibeon, with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; || 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto the

17 And hath confirmed the same to LORD upon the altar of the burnt-offering Jacol) for a law, and to Israck for an ev continually morning and evening, and to erlasting covenant,

do according to all that is written in the 18 Saying, Untothee will I give the land law of the LORD, which he commanded of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; Israel;

19 When ye were but few, even a few, li 41 And with them Heman and Jeduand stranger's in it.

thun, and the rest that were chosen, who 20 And when thcy went from nation were expressed by nume, to give thanks to nation, and froin one kingdom to an to the Lord, because his mercy endureth other people;

for ever; 21 İle suffered no man to do them wrong: 42 And with them Heman and Jeduyea, he reprored kings for their sakes, thun with trumpets and cymbals for those

22 Sanjing, Touch not mine anointed, that should make a sound, and with muand do my prophets no harı.

|| sical instruments of God. And the sons 23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; of Jeduthun were porters. shew forth from day to day his salvation. 43 And all the people departed every

24 Declare huis glory among the heathen; man to his house : and David returned to lis marvellous works among all nations. bless his house. 25 For grcat is the LORD, and greatly

CHAP. XVII. to be praised: he also is to be feared a 3 David forbidden to build God an house, bove all gods.

11 is promised blessings in his seed: 16 26 For all the gods of the people are ||

His prayer and thanksgiving.. idols : but the Lord made the heavens. I N OW it came to pass, as David sat in

27 Glory and honour are in his presence; N his house, that David said to Nastrength and gladness are in his place. Ithan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an

Nathan's message to David. CHAP. XVIIT. David's victories. 562 house of cedars, but the ark of the cov- || while to come, and hast regarded me acenant of the LORD remaineth under cur cording to the estate of a man of high de tains.

gree, O LORD God. 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do 18 What can David spreak more to thee all that is in thine heart ; for God is for the honour of thy servant for thon with thee.

knowest thy servant. 3 | And it came to pass the same night, 19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and that the word of God came to Nathan, according to thine own heart, hast thou saying,

done all this greatness, in making known 4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus all these great things. saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me 20 O LORD, there is none like thee, nel an house to dwell in :

ther is there any Goci beside thee, accord5 For I have not dwelt in an house ing to all that we have heard with our ears since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day ; but have gone from tent to like thy people Israel, whom God went to tent, and from one tabernacle to another. | redeem to be his own people, to make thee

6 Wheresoever I have walked with all || a name of greatness and terribleness, by Israel, spake la word to any of the judges driving out nations from before thy people of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my | whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? people, saying, Why have ye not built 22 For thy people Israel didst thou me an house of cedars?

make thine own people for ever; and 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto thou, Lord, becamest their God. my servant David, Thus saith the LORD 23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, that thou hast spoken concerning thy sereven from following the sheep, that thou | vant and concerning his house be estabshouldest be ruler over iny people Israel: lished for ever, and do as thou hast said.

8 And I have been with thee whither- | 24 Let it even be established, that thy soever thou hast walked, and have cut off name may be magnified for ever, saying, all thine enemies from before thee, and The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, have made thee a name like the name even a God to Israel : and let the house of the great men that are in the earth. of David thy servant be established before

9 Also I will ordain a place for my | thee. people Israel, and will plant them, and | 25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy they shall dwell in their place, and shall servant that thou wilt build him an house: be moved no more ; neither shall the || there fore thy servant hath found in his children of wickedness waste them any heart to pray before thee. more, as at the beginning,

and hast promised this goodness unto thy ed judges to be over my people Israel. servant : Moreover, I will subdue all thine enemies. 27 Now therefore let it please thee to Furthermore, I tell thee that the LORD bless the house of thy servant, that it may will build thee an house.

be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, 11 | And it shall come to pass, when O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever. thy days be expired that thou must go to

CHAP. XVIII. be with thy fathers, that I will raise up ili David subdueth the Philistines, and thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy the Moabites. 3 He smiteth Hadaresous; and I will establish his kingdom. zer, and the Syrians.

12 He shall build me an house, and I TOW after this it came to pass that will establish his throne for ever.

N David smote the Philistines, and sub13 I will be his father, and he shall be || dued them, and took Gath and her towns my son : and I will not take my mercy || out of the hand of the Philistines. away from him, as I took it from him that 2 And he smote Moab; and the Moab was before thee:

ites became David's servants, and brought 14 But I will settle him in mine house gifts. and in my kingdom for ever : and his °39 And David smote Hadarezer king of throne shall be established for evermore. Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to estab

15 According to all these words, and lish his dominion by the river Euphrates. according to all this vision, so did Nathan - 4 And David took from him a thousand speak unto David.

chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, 16 s And David the king came and sat and twenty thousand footmen: David albefore the LORD, and said, Who am I, 0 so houghed all the chariot-horses, but reLORD God, and what is mine house, that served of them an hundred chariots. thou hast brought me hitherto?

5 And when the Syrians of Damascus 17 And yet this was a small thing in came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, thine eyes, o God; for thou hast also | David slew of the Syrians two and twenty spoken of thy skryant's house for a great I thousand men.

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362 Tou congratulateth David. I. CHRONICLES. Hanuni's ingratefuiness.

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria- || that David doth honour thy father, that damascus; and the Syrians became Da he hath sent comforters unto thee? are vid's servants, and brought gifts. Thus | not his servants come unto thee for to the LORD preserved David whitherso- || search, and to overthrow, and to spy out ever he went.

the land? 7 And David took the shields of gold 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's serthat were on the servants of Hadarezer, vants, and shaved them, and cut off their and brought them to Jerusalem.

garments in the midst hard by their but 8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from tocks, and sent them away. Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David 5 Then there went certain, and told very much brass, wherewith Solomon David how the men were served. And made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and he sent to meet them : for the men were the vessels of brass.

greatly ashamed. And the king said, 9 Now when Tou king of Hamath || Tarry at Jericho until your beards be heard how David had smitten all the host | grown, and then return. of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

6 | And when the children of Ammon 10 He sent Hadoram his son to king saw that they had made themselves odious David, to inquire of his welfare, and to l to David, Hanun and the children of congratulate him, because he had fought Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver against Hadarezer, and smitten lim; (for l to hire them chariots and horsemen out Hadarezer had warred with Tou;) and of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maawith him all manner of vessels of gold, and chah, and out of Zobah. silver, and brass.

7 So they hired thirty and two thou11 | Them also king David dedicated || sand chariots, and the king of Maachah unto the LORD, with the silver and the and his people, who came and pitched gold that he brought from all these na- before Medeba. And the children of tions ; from Edom, and from Moab, and Ammon gathered themselves together from the children of Ammon, and from from their cities, and came to battle. the Philistines, and from Amalek.

8 And when David heard of it, he sent 12 Moreover, Abishai the son of Zer- | Joab, and all the host of the mighty men. uiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of 9 And the children of Ammon came salt eighteen thousand.

out, and put the battle in array before the 13 | And he put garrisons in Edom ; ll gate of the city: and the kings that were and all the Edomites became David's ser come were by themselves in the field. vants. Thus the LORD preserved David 10 Now when Joab saw that the battle whithersoever he went.

was set against him before and behind, he 14 I So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among l put them in array against the Syrians. all his people.

11. And the rest of the people he deliv15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah Tyas | ered unto the hand of Abishai his brothover the host; and Jehoshaphat the son er, and they set themselves in array a. of Ahilud, recorder';

gainst the children of Ammon. 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and 12 And he said, If the Syrians be too Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the strong for me, then thou shalt help me : priests; and Shavsha was scribe; } but if the children of Ammon be too

17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was strong for thee, then I will help thee. over the Cherethites and the Peletlites ; || 13 Be of good courage, and let us be. and the sons of David were chief about || have ourselves valiantly for our people,

and for the cities of our God: and let the CHAP. XIX.

Lors do that which is good in his sight. 1 David's messengers sent to comfort || 14 So Joab and the people that were

Hanun are disgracefully entreated. 6 with him drew nigh before the Syrianz The Ammonites are overcome.

unto the battle ; and they fled before him. N OW it came to pass after this, that 15 And when the children of Ammon

Nahash the king of the children of saw that the Syrians were fled, they likeAmmon died, and his son reigned in his wise fled before Abishai his brother, and stead.

I entered into the city. Then Joab came 2 And David said, I will shew kindness to Jerusalem. imto Hanun the son of Nalash, because 16 9 And when the Syrians saw that his father shewed kindness to me. And they were put to the worse before Israel, David sent messengers to confort him they sent messengers, and drew forth the concerning his father. So the servants Syrians that were beyond the river: anch of David came into the land of the chil- || Shophach the captain of the host of Hadren of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him. i darezer went before them. • 3 But the princes of the children of 17 And it was told David; and he gathAmmon said to Hannn, Thinkest thou ! cred all Israel, and passed over Jordan,

the king.

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Rabbah besieged and taken. CHAP. XX. XXI. David numbereth the people. 363 and came upon them, and set the battle from Beer-sheba even to Dan ; and bring in array against them. So when David the number of them to me, that I may had put the battle in array against the know it. Syrians, they fought with him.

3 And Joab answered, The Lord make 18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; his people an hundred times so many more and David slew of the Syrians seven thou as they be : but, my lord the king, are sand men which fought in chariots, and they not all my lord's servants? why then forty thousand footmen, and killed Sho doth my lord require this thing? why will phach the captain of the host.

he be a cause of trespass to Israel? 19 And when the servants of Hadare 4 Nevertheless the king's word prezer saw that they were put to the worse vailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab debefore Israel, they made peace with Da parted, and went throughout all Israel, vid, and became his servants : neither and came to Jerusalem. would the Syrians help the children of 5 9 And Joab gave the sum of the numAmmon any more.

| ber of the people unto David. And all CHAP. XX.

they of Israel were a thousand thousand 1 Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by and an hundred thousand men that drew

David, and the people toriured. 4 sword: and Judah was four hundred

Three overthrows of the Philistines. threescore and ten thousand men that AND it came to pass, that after the drew sword. A year was expired, at the time that 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he kings go out to batlle, Joab led forth the not among them: for the king's word was power of the army, and wasted the coun- | abominable to Joab. try of the children of Ammon, and came T 7 And God was displeased with this and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried | thing, therefore he smote Israel. at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, 8 And David said unto God, I have and destroyed it.

sinned greatly, because I have done this 2 And David took the crown of their thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away king from off his head, and found it to the iniquity of thy servant; for I have weigh a talent of gold, and there were done very foolishly. precious stones in it'; and it was set upon 9 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's head, and he brought also ex David's seer, saying, Ceeding much spoil out of the city.

10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus 3 And he brought out the people that saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; were in it, and cut them with saws, and choose thee one of them, that I may do it with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even unto thee. $0 dealt David with all the cities of the il 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto children of Ammon. And David and all him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee the people returned to Jerusalem.

12 Either three years famine ; or three 4 Ånd it came to pass after this, that || months to be destroyed before thy foes, there arose war at Gezer with the Philis while that the sword of thine enemies tines: at which time Sibbechaithe Husha overtaketh thee ; or else three days the thite slew Sippai, that was of the children | sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, of the giant : and they were subdued. in the land, and the angel of the LORD

5 And there was war again with the destroying throughout all the coasts of Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the word I shall bring again to him that sent me. Gittite, whose spear-staff was like a weav 13 And David said unto Gad, I am in er's beam.

a great strait: let me fall now into the 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, hand of the Lord; for very great are his where was a man of great stature, whose mercies: but let me not fall into the hand fingers and toes were four and twenty, six of man. on each hand, and six on each foot : and 14 | So the LORD sent pestilence upon he also was the son of the giant.

Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy 7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the || thousand men. son of Shimea, David's brother, slew him. 15 And God sent an angel unito Jerusa

8. These were born unto the giant in lem to destroy it : and as he was destroyGath; and they fell by the hand of Da- | ing, the LORD beheld, and he repented vid, and by the hand of his servants. | hird of the evil, and said to the angel CHAP. XXI.

that destroyed, It is enough, stay now 1 David numbereth the fieohle. 8 He re-thine liand.' And the angel of the LORD

renteth, 9 and chooseih ihe pestilence. stood by the threshing-floor of Ornan the AND Satan stood up against Israel, and Jebusite.

provoked David to number Israel. | 16 And David lifted up his eyes, and 2 And David said to Joab and to the saw the angel of the LORD stand between us of the people, Go, number Isract the earth and the lieaven, having a draun

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