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364 The three days pestilence. I. CHRONICLES. David instrucietà Solunuore. sword in his hand stretched out over Je-1

CHAP. XXII. rusalem. Then David and the elders of i David prepareth for the building of the Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, | temple. 6 He instructeth Solomon. fell upon their faces.

THEN David said, This is the house 17 And David said unto God, Is it not 1 of the LORD God, and this is the I that commanded the people to be num- || altar of the burnt-offering for Israel. bered? even I it is that have sinned and I 2 And David commanded to gather done evil indeed ; but as for these sheep, together the strangers that ivere in the what have they done? let thine hand, I | land of Israel; and he set masons to liew pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, wrought stones to build the house of God. and on my father's house; but not on thy l 3 And David prepared iron in abunpeople, that they should be plagued. | dance for the nails for the doors of the

18 | Then the angel of the Lord com- gates, and for the joinings; and brass in manded Gad to say to David, that David | abundance without weight; should go up, and set up an altar unto 4 Also cedar-trees in abundance: for the Lord in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought the Jebusite.

much cedar wood to David. 19 And David went up at the saying 5 And David said, Solomon my son is of Gad, which he spake in the name of || young and tender, and the house that is the LORD.

to be builded for the LORD must be ex20 And Ornan turned back, and saw Il ceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory the angel; and his four sons with him throughout all countries : I will therefore hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshnow make preparation for it. So David ing wheat:

prepared abundantly before his death. 21 And as David came to Ornan, Or 6 Then he called for Solomon bis son, nan looked, and saw David, and went out and charged liim to build an house for the of the threshing-floor, and bowed himself Lord God of Israel. to David with his face to the ground. 1 7 And David said to Solomon, My son,

22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant | as for me, it was in my mind to build an me the place of this threshing-floor, that house unto the name of the Lord my God: I may build an altar therein unto the 8 But the word of the LORD came to LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundprice: that the plague may be stayed || antly, and hast made great wars: thou from the people.

| shalt not build an house unto my name, ? 23 And Oinan said unto David, Take because thou hast shed much blood upon it to thee, and let my lord the king do that || the earth in my sight. which is good in his eyes : lo, I give thee | 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, the oxen also for burnt-offerings, and the || who shall be a man of rest; and I will threshing instruments for wood, and the || give him rest from all his enemies round wheat for the meat-offering; I give it all. || about: for his name shall be Solomon,

24 And king David said to Ornan, ll and I will give peace and quietness unto Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full || Israel in his days. price: for I will not take that which is | 10 He shall build an house for my thine for the Lord, nor offer burnt-of-|| name; and he shall be my son, and I will ferings without cost.

be his father; and I will establish the · 25 So David gave to Ornan for the place throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever. six hundred shekels of gold by weight. I 11 Now, my son, the Lord be with : 26 And David built there an altar unto | thee; and prosper thou, and build the the LORD, and offered burnt-offerings and house of the LORD thy God, as he hath peace-offerings, and called upon the LORD; Il said of thee. and he answered him from heaven by fire 12 Only the Lord give thee wisdom upon the altar of burnt-offering.

and understanding, and give thee charge *27 And the LORD commanded the an- || concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep gel; and he put up his sword again into | the law of the LORD thy God. the sheath thereof.

13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou tak28 1 At that time when David saw that est heed to fulfil the statutes and judg. the LORD had answered him in the thresh ments which the Lord charged Moses ing-floor of Ornan the Jebu site, then he with concerning Israel: be strong, and of sacrificed there.

good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. 29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, 14 Now behold, in my trouble I have which Moses made in the wilderness, and prepared for the house of the LORD an the altar of the burnt-offering, were at hundred thousand talents of gold, and a that season in the high place at Gibeon. I thousand thousand talents of silver; and

30 But David' could not go before it to Il of brass and iron without weight; for it is inquire of God: for he was afraid because in abundance: timber also and stone have of the sword of the angel of the LORD, I prepared; and thou mnayest add therety. Solomon made king.

Chap. XXIII. The families of the Levites. 365 15 Moreover, there are workmen with 1 Moses: and Aaron was separated, that thee in abundance, hewers and workers he should sanctify the most holy things, of stone and timber, and all manner of || he and his sons for ever, to burn incunning men for every manner of work. i cense before the Lord, to minister unto

16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, | him, and to bless in his name for ever. and the iron, there is no number. Arise i 14 Now concerning Moses the man of therefore, and be doing, and the LORD God, his sons were named of the i ribe of be with thee.

Levi. 17 David alsocommanded all the princes 15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, and Eliezer.

18 Is not the LORD your Gou wich | 16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel you ? and hath he not given you rest on was the chief. every side ? for le hath given the inhab 17 And the sons of Eliezer cyere, Reitants of the land into mine hand; and habiah the chief. And Eliezer had none the land is subdued before the Lord, other sons ; but the sons of Rehabialı and before his people.

were very many. 19 Now set your heart and your soul 18 Of the sons of Izlar ; Shelomitla to seek the LORD your God; arise there the chicf. fore, and build ye the sanctuary of the 19 Of the sons of Hebron ; Jerial the LORD God, to bring the ark of the cov- il tirst, Amariah the second, Jchaziel the enant of the Lord, and the holy vessels third, and Jekameam the fourth. of God, into the house that is to be built 20 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Micah tho to the name of the LORD.

first, and Jesiah the second. CHAP. XXIII.

21 | The sons of Merari; Malili, and 1 Solomon made king. 2 The Levites or- || Mushi. The sons of Mahli ; Eleazar, derel. 7 The sons of Gershon, 12 Ko and Kish. hath, 21 and Nerari. ,

22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, CO when David was old and full of but daughters : and their brethren the

days, he made Solomon his son king sons of Kish took them. over Israel.

23 The sons of Musli ; Mahli, and 2 And he gathered together all the Eder, and Jeremoth, three. princes of Israel, with the priests and the 24 1 These were the sons of Levi after Levites.

the house of their fathers ; even the chict Now the Levites were numbered l of the fathers, as they were counted by from the age of thirty years and upward: nuniber of names by their polls, that and their number by their polls, man by did the work for the sür:ice of the house man, was thirty and eighit thousand. of the LORD, from the age of twenty years

4 Of which, twenty and four thousand || and upward. were to set forward the work of the 25 for David said, the LORD God of house of the LORD ; and six thousand || Israel hath given rest unto his people, that were officers and judges :

they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever; 5 Moreover, four thousand were por- || 26 And also unto the Levites : they ters; and four thousand praised the Lord || shall no more carry the talernacle, nor with the instruments which I made, said any vessels of it for the service thereof. David, to praise therewith.

27 For by the last words of David the 6 And David divided them into courses Levites were numbered from twenty among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, years old and above: Kohath, and Merari.

28 Because their office was to wait on 7 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan || the sons of Aaron for the service of the and Shimei.

house of the LORD, in the courts, and 8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was in the chambers, and in the purifying Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, thrce. of all holy things, and the work of the

9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and service of the house of God; Haziel, and Haran, three. These were 29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the the chief of the fathers of Laadan. fine flour for meat-offering, and for the un

10 And the sons of Shimei were, Ja- | leavened cakes, and for that which is bakhath, Zina, and Jeushi, and Beriah. These ed in the pan, and for that which is fried, four were the sons of Shimei.

and for all manner of measure and size; 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zi- | 30 And to stand every morning to zah the second : but Jeush and Beriah thank and praise the LORD, and likehrad not many sons; therefore they were wisc at even; in one reckoning, according to their fa 31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unthier's house.

to the Lord in the sabiaths, in the new 12 | The sons of Kohath ; Amram, | moons, and on the set feasts, by number, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

accorrling to ile order commanded unto 13 The sons of mram; Aaron and "thea, continually before the LORD:

866 The order of the priests. I. CHRONICLES. 7bc offices of the singers.

32 And that they should keep then in their service to come into the house of charge of the tabernacle of the congre- || the Lord, according to their manner, gation, and the charge of the holy place, | under Aaron their father, as the LORD and the charge of the sons of Aaron their God of Israel had commanded him. brethren, in the service of the house of 20 | And the rest of the sons of Levi the LORD.

were these : of the sons of Amram; ShuCHAP. XXIV.

bael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah, 1 The division ofthe sons of Aaron into four 21 Concerning Rehabiah : of the sons

and twenty orders. 20 The Kohatlites, ll of Rehabiah, the first was Isshjah.

27 and the Merurites divided by lot. 22 Of the Izharites ; Shelomoth : of NTOW these are the divisions of the the sons of Shelomoth ; Jahath. TV Sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; || 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the Nadal), and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. I first, Amariah the second, Jehaziel the

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before third, Jekameam the fourth. their father, and had no children: there- 24 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Michah: of fore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the the sons of Michi; Shamir. priest's office.

25 The brother of Michah was Isshi3 And David distributed them, both ah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah. Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Alim-1 26 The sons of Merari were Mahli, elech of the sons of Ithamar, according and Mushi: the sous of Jaaziah ; Beno. to their offices in their service.

27 I The sons of Merari by Jaaziah ; 4 And there were more chief men found | Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. of the sons of Elcazar than of the sons of | 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had Ithamar; apá thus were they divided. | no sons. Among the sons of Eleazar there were six 29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish tcen chiefmen of the house of tlmir fathers, ll quas Jerahmcel. and eight among the sons of Ithamar ac 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, cording to the liouse of their fathers. ll and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were

5 Thus were thcy divided by lot, one the sons of the Levites after the house of sort with another ; for the governors of their fathers.' the sanctuary, and governors of the house 31 These likewise cast lots over against of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and their brethren the sons of Aaron in the of the sons of Ithamar.

presence of David the king, and Zadok, 6 And Shemaiah the son of Netbaneeiland Ahimclech, and the chief of the fathe scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them thers of the priests and Levites, even before the king, and the princes, and Za- | the principal fathers over against their dok the priest, and Ahimelech the son

lech the son | younger brethren. of Abiathar, and before the chief of the

CHAP. XXV. fathers of the priests and Levites : one | 1 The number and offices of the singers. principal household being taken for Elea 8 Their division by lot into four and zar, and one taken for Ithamar.

twenty orders. . Now the first lot came forth to Je M OREOVER David and the captains hoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

HIV of the host separated to the service : 8 The third to Harim, the fourth to of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and Seorim,

of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with 9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals; Mijamin,

and the number of the workmen accordio The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth ling to their service was: to Abijah,

Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, Shecaniah,

the sons of Asaph under the hands of 12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth | Asaph, which prophesied according to to Jakim,

the order of the king. 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the four ll 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun ; teenth to Jeshebeab,

Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Haslı14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the six abiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the teenth to Immer,

hands of their father Jeduthun, who 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eigh prophesied with a harp, to give thanks teenth to Aphses,

and to praise the LORD. 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the 4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Buktwentieth to Jehezekel,

kiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Je17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, il rimoth, Hananialı, Hanani, Eliathah, Gidthe two and twentieth to Gamul,

(lalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, 18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, || Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth: the four and twenücth to Maaziah. U 5 All these were the sons of Heman

19 These were the orderings of them I the king's weer in the words of God, to

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CHAP. XXVI. : man fourteen sons and three daughters. || 1 The divisions of the porters. 13 The

6 All these were under the hands of gutes assigned by loi. 20 The Levites their father for song in the house of the that had charge of the treasures. 29 LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and Officers and judges. harps, for the service of the house of CONCERNING the divisions of the God, according to the king's order to A porters: Of the Korhites was Meshesaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

| lemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaplı. 7 So the number of them, with their | 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah zorre, brethren that were instructed in the songs Zechariah the first-born, Jedinel the secof the LORD, even all that were cunning, ond, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the was two hundred fourscore and eight. fourth,

8 f And they cast lots, ward against 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, ward, as well the small as the great, the Elioenai the seventh. teacher as the scholar.

4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom 9 Now the first lot came forth for A-! were, Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozasaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, | bad the second, Joah the third, and S2who with his brethren and sons were Il car the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth, twelve: .

l 5 Ammieithesixth, Issacharthe seventh, 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and born, that ruled throughout the house of his brethren, were twelve:

their father : for they were mighty men 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, of valour. and his brethren, svere twelve:

| 7 The sons of Shemaiah ; Othni, and 13 'The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethand his brethren, dere twelve:

ren were strong men, Elihu, and Sema14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his chiah. sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edoms

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, ll they and their sons and their brethren, and his brethren, were twelve :

able men for strength for the service, 16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, were threescore and two of Obed-edom. and his brethren, were twelve:

9 And Meshelemiah had sons and breth17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sans, ren, strong men, eighteen. and his brethren, were twelve :

10 Also Hosah of the children of Me 18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his rari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though sors, and his brethren, were twelve : he was not the first-born, yet his father

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his | made him the chief ;) sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his third, Zechariah the fourth : all the sons sons, and his brethren, were twelve: and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, 12 Among these were the divisions of his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : the porters, even among the chief men,

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his having wards one against another, to minsons, and his brethren, were twelve: ister in the house of the LORD.

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his 13 s And they cast lots, as well the sons, and his brethren, were twelve : || small as the great, according to the house

24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, | of their fathers, for every gate. be, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shele

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his ll mjah. Then for Zechariah his son, a sons, and his brethren, were twelve: wise counseilor, they cast lots; and his

26 The nineteenth to Mallethi, he, his I lot came out northward. sons, and his brcthren, were twelve:

15 To Obed-edoin southward ; and to 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his his sons the house of Asuppim. sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 1 16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, forth westwarıl, with the gate Shallehis sons, and his brethren, were twelve: cheth, by the causey of the going u4

29 The two and twentieth to Giddal ward against ward. ti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were U 17 Eastward were six Levites, north.. twelve:

ward four a day, southward forir a day, 30 The three and twentieth to Maha and towari Asuppim, two and two. zinth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were 18 At Parbar westwarı, four at the . (Helve:

causev, and two at Parbar. 31 The four and twentieth to Romam-11 19 These are the divisions of the por-ti-ezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, ter's among the sons of Kore, and 2170193 were tayedre,

the sons of Merari.

268 Treasures of the temple. I. CHRONICLES. The twelve captaino.

20. And of the Levites, Ahijah was over 2 Over the first course for the first the tre isures of the house of God, and o- month rar Jashabeam the son of Zab ver the treasures of the dedicated things. dici: and in his course were twenty and

21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; four thousand. the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief 3 Of the children of Perez was the fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, chief of all the captains of the host for the were Jehieli.

first month. 22 The sons of Jelieli; Zetham, and 4 And over the course of the second Joel his brother, which were over the month was Dodai an Ahohite, and of his treasures of the house of the Lord. course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his

23 Of the Amramites, and the Izhar- || course likewise were twenty and four ites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites : thousand

24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the 5 The third captain of the host for the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures third mouth was Benaiah the son of Je

25 And his breihren by Eliezer ; Re- hoiada, a citief priest: and in his course habiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and were twenty and four thousand. Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and 6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighShelomith his son.

ty among the thirty, and above the thirty: 26 Which Shelomith and his brethren and in his course was Ammizabad his son. were over all the treasures of the dedi- 1) 7 The fourth caplain for the fourth cated things, which David the king, and i month was Asahel the brother of Joab, the chief fathers, the captains over thou and Zebadiah his son after him : and in his sands and hundreds, and the captains of course were twenty and four thousand. the host had dedicated.

8 The fifth captain for the fifth month 27 Out of the spoils won in battles did I was Shamhuth the Izrahite : and in his they dedicate to maintain the house of the || course were twenty and four thousand. LORD.

9 The sixth capiain for the sixth month 28 And all that Samuel the seer, and was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son and in his course were twenty and four of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had thousand. dedicated; and whosoever had dedicated || 10 The seventh cantain for the seventh any thing, it was under the hand of She- || month was Helez the Pelonite, of the lomith, and of his brethren.

children of Ephraim : and in his course 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and were twenty and four thousand. his sons were for the outward business 11 The eighth captain for the eighth over Israel, for officers and judges. month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the

30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah || Zarhites : and in his course were twenty and his brethren, men of valour, a thou- || and four thousand. sand and seven hundred, were officers a- || 12 The pinth captain for the ninth mong them of Israel on this side Jordan month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of westward in all the business of the Lord, the Benjamites : and in his course were and in the service of the king.

twenty and four thousand. 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah || 13 The tenth captain for the tenth the chief, even among the Hebronites, month tras Maharai the Netophathite, of according to the generations of his fa- !| the Zarhites : and in his course were thers. In the fortieth year of the reign | twenty and four thousand. of David they were sought for, and there 14 The eleventh cuptain for the elev. were found among them mighty men of enth month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, valour at Jazer of Gilead.

of the children of Ephraim : and in his 32 And his brethren, men of valour, were course were twenty and four thousand. two thousand and seven hundred chief fa 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth thers, whom king David made rulers over | month was Heidai the Netophathite, of the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half Othmiel; and in his course were twenty tribe of Manasseh, for every matter per and four thousand. taining to God, and affairs of the king 16 || Furthermore over the tribes of CHAP. XXVII.

Israel : the ruler of the Reubenites was i The twelve captains for every several Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonmonth. 16 The princes of the twelve tribes. | ites, Shephatiah the son of Maachan: N OW the children of Israel after their 17 Of ihe Levites, Hashabiah the son IV number, io wit, the chief fatisers, and of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok : captains of thousands and hundreds, and || 18 Of Judah, Elihuu, one of the breththeir officers that served the king in any | ren of David : of Issachar, Omri the son matter of the courses, which came in and of Michael: went out month by month throughout all 19 Of Zebulun, Ishmajal the son of the months of the year, of every courte Obadiah : of Naphtali, Icrimcth the son were twenty and four thousand.

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