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Aud Joab said, Let them arise. lit be then, ere thou bid the people re la Then there arose and ivent over by turn om following their brethren? cumber twelve of Benjamin, whichi 27 And Joab said, As God livechi, u pertained to Ish-boslielh the son of less thou hadst spoken, surely then in Sicul, and twelve of the serviurls of the morning the people had gone up David.

every one croin following his brother 16 And they cauglit every one his fel. 28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all low by the bead, and thrust his sword the people stood still, all pursued alter in his fellow's side ; so they fell down Israel no more,aeither sought Uiey any Logether: werelore that place was nore. called Helkath-bazzurim, wbicli is in 29 And Abner and his men walkeil Gibeon.

all that night through the plam, ana 17 And there was a very sore batlle pissed over Jordan and went through that dily; and Aboer was beaten, and all Bitliron, and they cane to Maia the ineu of Israel, before the servants nain. of David.

30 mud Joab returned from follow18 1 And there were three song of ing Abrier: and when be had gathered Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and all the people together, there lacked Asabel: aud Asahel was as light of of David's servants nineteen men and toutils a will roe.

Asahel. 19 And Asithel pursued after Abner; 31 But the servants or David had and in yoing belumned not to the riglit smitten of Benjanin, and of Abner's hand norto the left froin following Åb-nen, so that livee hundred and direc

score men died. 20 Then Abner looked behind him, 32 1 and they took up Asalıel, and and said, dit thou Asahel? And he buried him in the sepulchre of his fa angwered, Irin.

ther, which was in Bethlehem. And 21 And Abner said to him, Turn tlice Joab and his inen went all niglit, sind aside to the right hand or lo lhy left, they came to Hebron at break of day, and lay three holl on one of the young

CHUP. II. men, ind take thee his arnout. But

the house of Saul and the liouse lowing lin.

of David; but David waxed stronger 22 And Abner said again to Isabel, and stronger, and the house of Silul Turn thee aside from following me :waxed weaker and weaker. wlierefore should I smite thee to the 21 And unto David were sons born gruand? how they should I liold up in Hebroa: and his first-born was iny face to Joab tby brother!

cmon, of alinoam the Jezreelitess: 23 Howbcit fic refused to turn aside: 3 And his second, Chileab, of Abi. wherefore Abner with the hinder end sul the wile or Nabal the Carmelite ; of the spear sinote him under the fifth and the thir, Absalom the son of planrib,lhaithe spear came out behind liim: calı, lie daughter of Talmai, king of and he lelldown there, and died in the Gesliur; same place: and it caune lo pass, that I And the fourth, Adonijah the son as inany as came to the place where or Haggith; and the filth, Sheplatiab Asabel rell down and die i stood still. the son of Abital;

24 Joab also and Abishai pursued 5 And the sixeli, llbream, by Eglali, after abner; and the sun went down Divid's wife These were born to when they were come to the bill of David in Hebron. Eminalı, that lieth by:lore Gial, by the 6 1 And it came to pass, while there way of lhe wilderness of Gibeon. was war between the house or Saulana

25 | And the children of Benjamin the house of Davil, that Abier made gathered themsolves together aftersb-himself strony for the liouse of Saul, ter, and became one troop, and stood 7 dnd Saul had a concubire, whose on the top of a lill.

name nvas Rizpal, the daughter of 2 Thieu Abner called to Joab, aod Aial: and Ish-boslieth sail to Abner said, Shall the sword devour for ever? Wherefore last thou gone in unto my Imovest llivu :lot that it will be bitter facer's concubine?

isahel would not turn aside from But Now there was long war between

Abner recolloth.


Jual hillith linie, 8 Tlien was Abuervery wrow for the land twenty men with bim: and David words of Ish-boshieth, nou sail, An 1 inade Abner, and the men that were a dog's lead, which against Judalı do with him, a least. xllow kindness this day unto the house 21 And Abner ud unto David, I will of Saul thy father, lo lois brethren, and arise and go, and will gather all Israti to his liieiids, and have not delivered unto my lord the king, that they may iliee into the ban or David, that thou make a league with thee, and thai chargest me to-day with a fault con- thou mayest reign over all that thy cerning this woman?

heart desireti. And David sent Ab. 9 Sodo God to Abner,and more also, ner away; and he went icpeace. «xcept as the Lord hach sworn lo 22 | And, behold, the servants of David, even so I do to him;

David and Joab caore from pursuing 10 To translate the kingdon from the a troop, and brought in a great spoil bouse of Saul, and to set up the tirone with them: but Abner was not with -> David over Israel und orer Judah David in Hebron; for be had sent him fioni Dun evento Beer-sheba. away, and lie was gone in peace.

11 And he could not answer Abneral 23 \Vlien Joab and all the lost that word again, because he feared hiin. was with nim were conie, they told

12 And Abner sent messengers to Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner David on his beball, saying, Whose is came to the king, and he hath sent the land ? saying also, Make uliy league him away, and he is gone in peace. with me, and, behold, my lanıl shall 24 Then Joab came to the king, and ve witli tlice, to bring about all Israel said, What bast thou done? behold. 10to thee.

Abner came unto thee; wliy is it that 13 TAodlie said, Wcl; I will nake thou hast sent him away, and lie is a lcague with thee: but one thing I re quite gone? quire of thee, that is, Thou shalt not 25 Thiou knowest Aboer the son of Sie my lace, except thou first bring Ner, that lie came to deceive thee, and Miclial, Saul's daughter, when thou to know thy going out, and they coming comest to see my face.

in, and to know all that thiou dvest. 14 And David sent messengers to Ish- 26 And wlien Joab was come out bosheth, Saul's son, saying, Deliver me from David, le sent messengers alles mny wile Michal, which l espoused to Abner, which brought him again from me for a hundred foreskins of the lbe well or Sirah; but David knew Philistinca.

it not. 15 And Ish-boshieth sent and tookler 27 dni wlien Abner was returned to from her husband, over liom Phaltiel Hebron, Joab took bim aside in the che son of Laisli,

gate, to speak with bim quietly, and 16 And ber husband went will her smole him tliere under the fifti rib, along weeping behind ber tu Bahurim. that he died, for the blood of Asahel Then said Abner untoliin, Go,return. his brother. And lic returnell.

28 | And afterward, when David 17 T And Abner lad communication beard it, he said, I and my kingdom with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye are guiltless before the Lord for ever sought for David in time past to be froin the blood of Abner the son of king over you:

Ner; 18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath 29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, spoken of David, saying, By the band and on all his father's house; and let of iny servant David I will save my there not fail liom the house of Joab people Israel out of the land of the one that hath an issue, or that is a Philistines, and out of the land of all leper, or that leaneth on a star, or that their enemies.

falleth on the sword, or that lacketh 19 And Abier also spake in lie cars bread. of Benjamin: and Abner went also to 30 So Joab and Abislai his brother speak in the ears of David in Hlebron slew Abuer, because he had slain their all that seemed good to Israel and that brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle. seemed good to the whole house or 31 And David said to Joab, and to all Benjamin.

the people that were with him, Rend 20 50 Abner came to David to Hebron, your clothes, and gird you with sack

sibner's burral.


Juli Lushetli sluinn, cloth, and mount before Abner. And rothite, Rechab,aud Baawah,went and king David himself followed the bier. came about the heat of the day to the

32 And they buried Abner in Hebrou: house of Isb-boshell, who lay on a and the kiog lined up his voice, and bed at 110011. wept at the grave of abucr; and all! 6 And they came thither into the the people wept.

inidst o! the house, as though they 33 And the king lamented over Ab- would bave fetched whet; and they ner, and said, Dieu Abner as a fool smole bin under the titlh rib: and dielli?

Rechal and Baantal bis brother es36 Tliy liands were not bound, nor caped. thy feet put into lettere; as n man fall. 7 For when they came into the house, eth before wicked men, so fellest thou. he lay ou bis bed in his bed-clauiber, And all the people wept again over and they smote bim, aud slew him, hini.

and beheaded him, and took luis head, 35 And when all the people came to an gal them away wrougli the plain cause Darid to eat meat while it was all night. Jet day, David sware, suying, So do 8 And they brought the liead of Isli. Gou to ine, aud vore also, il I taste boshet wto David to Hebron, auch bread, or auulit else, lill the sun be said to the king, Behold the bead of down.

Ish-bosbeth the son of Saul thine ene36 Aurl all the people 100k notice of my, which sought iliy life; ad the il, and it pleased them; as whatsoever Lond latlı avengeci ny lord the king the king dini pleased all the people. this day oi Saul, iud of his seed.

37 for all the people, iud all Israel, 91am David answered Rechab and quiderstood tla: dily, that it was not of Barnab liis brother, the sons of Riin. the king to slity Abner the son of Ner. won the Beerotbile, and said unto

38 And the king said unto his ser them, ds the Loro livelli, wio liath rants, Know ye not that there is a redeemed my soul out of all acversity, prince and a great nian fallen this day 20 When one tolume, silying, Belilu, iu Israel?

Saul isdead, (iiinking to live brought 39 And I am this day weak, though good tidings,) I lvuk fold of him, and anointed king; and these nien the sons slew him in Ziklag, who thonight ibat of Zeruah be 100 liard for me: the I would bare given him a l'eward for LOnD shall reward the doer of evil ac- his tidings: cording to his wickedness.

11 How much more, when wicked CHAP. IV.

inen bare slaio a righteous person is A

ND when Saui's son leard that his own house upon his bed ? shall I

Abner was dead in Hebron, bis uot therefore now require lus blood of bands were seelle, and all wie Israel. your hand, and take you away from ites were troubled:

the earth? 2 11 Aud Saul's son liad two men that 12 And Darii conimanded bis young wuere captains of bands; the name of mell, and they slew them, and cutoff the one was Barmalı, and the name of their hands and their feet, and hanged the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon them ip over the pool in Hebron. But a Beerotbire,of the children of Benja- they took the head ollah bosheth, and min; (lor Beeroth also was reckoned buried it in the sepulchre of Abuer in to Benjamin;

Hebron, 3 And the Becrolhites fled io Gittaim,


TIEN care all the tribes of Israel day.)

1 And Jonathan,Saul's son, had a son saying, Behold, we are tlij bone and that was lame of his feet. He was five thy llesh. scars oll when the tidings came or 2 Also in time past., when Saul was Stul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and king over us, thou wast he that leddes! his nurse look bin up, and fled; and out and broughtest in Israel: and the it came to pass, 18. she made haste to LORD said to thee, Thou shalt seest Blee, wat lie fell, and became lame; my people Israel, and thou shalt be a and wis oune wus Mephibosheth. captain over Israel. O And the sous of Rimmon the Bee 3 So all the elders of Isracl cmune 10

and were sojourners there until tlis TWLa vid unto Hebron,and spake.

Pulsuz ancl reign.


Philistines millen. the king to Hebron ; and king David seek David; and David heard of it, made a league with tbemn in Hebron and went down to the bold. fefore ibe Lord : and they anouted Is The Pliilistines also came and Darid king over Israel.

spread themselves in the valley of Re. 11 David was thirty years old when phaim. he began to reign, and he reigned for 19 And David inquired of the Lord, ly years.

saying, Shall I go up to the Pbilistines 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah wilt thou deliver them into iny band ? Stiven years and six inonths; and in and the LORD said unto David, Goup; Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three for I will doubtless deliver the Philis. years over all Israel uid Judah.

tines inio thy band. G1 and the king and his men went 20 And David came to Baal.perazim, to Jerusalem into the Jevusites, the and Divid smole ilien there, and sail, inhabitants of the land ; which spahe The LORD bith brokro forth upon unto David, saying, Except Houtake inine enemies before ine,as the breachi away the blind and the laine, thou of waters. Therefore le called the shalt not come in bitler: thinking, name of that place Burl.perazim. Darid canrot conje in hither,

21 and there they left their images, 7 Nevertheless, David took tlie strong and David and his man buruell them holl of Zion : the saine is the cityoi' 22 And the Pbilistines caine up with Diivid.

again, und spread theinsclves in Wie 8 dud David said on that day, Whoso valley of Replain. Plergenleth up to the gulter, ilod smrit. 23 And when David inquired of the Pth the Jobusites, and the laine and the LORD, he saill, Thou shall not go up; bolind that are liated ol' David's soul, but letih a compass behind them, and ne shall be chics and cuprain. Where come upon them over against the unul(ure they said, 'The blind and the lawe berry-trics. shall not come into the house.

24 And let it be, when thou liearest 9 Su David dwelt in the fore, and call. We sound of a going in the tops of t..c edit, The city of David : and David mulberry trees, that theu thou shalt built round about from Millo and in- bestir thyself: for then shall the LORI) vard.

go oul before thee, to onile lhe Lost or 10 And David went on, and grew the Philistines. great; and the Lord God of liosts 1005 25 An David did so, as the LORD with hin.

had commanded bin and smote the 11 T And Huam king of Tyre sent Philistines froin Geba until thou come messengers to David, and cedar-trees, lo Gazer. and carpenters, and inasons: and they

CHAP, VI. built David a house.

GAIN David gailicrcd together all 12 And David perceived that the LORD bad established himn king over thousand. Israel, and that he had exalted his 2 And David arose, and went with a!! Kingdom for his people Israel's sake. the people that were with him from

131 And David took him more con Baale of Julab, to bring up from cubines and wives out of Jerusalem, thence the ark of God, whose name is after lie was come from Hebron: and called by the name of The Lord of there were yet sons and daughlers hosts that dwelleth between the cheriiborn to David.

bimg. 14 And these be thic naines of those 3 And they set the ark of God upon it that were born unto him in Jerusalem ; se:v cart, and brought it out of the Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathau, house of Abinadab, that runs in Giland Solomon,

leah; and Uria and Alio,

the sons 15 Iblar also, and Elishun, and Ne-Abinadab, drare the liew cari. pleg, and Japhia,

4.4nd they brought it out of the linuse 16 And Elishama, and Eliada wd of Abinadab, which was at Gibeali, Eliphalet

accompanying the ark ol God; ant! 17 1 But wlien the Philistines heard Alio went before tlopark, Hiat they hal anointe. David king over 6 And David, and all the house of Two Israel, all the Philistincs came up tolracl, played belore the Lurlu on all


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Alichuzi's barrancss. manner of instruments made of firpeace-offerings, he blessed the people wood, even on larps, and on psalteries, in the name of the Lond of losis. and on tinbrels, and on coriels, and 19 Aud he dealt among all the peoon cymbals.

ple, cuen anong the whole muluivce 61 And wlien they caine to Nachon's of Israel, as well to the women als Glireshing-floor, Urzah put forth his inen, to every one a cake of bread, and hand to the ark of God, and look hold a good piece of lesi, and a llagon of of it; for the oxen shook it.

wine. So all the people departed ere7 And the anger of the Lond was ry one to his house. kindled against Uzzalı; and God smote 20 11 Then David returned to bless him there for his error; and there be his household, and Michal, the daughillied by die ark of God.

ter of Saul, came out to meet David, Sand David was displeased, because and said, How glorious wil8 the king of the Lord had made a breacu uponIsmel today, who uncovered himself Uzzalı; and be ciilled the name of the lo-day in the eyes ofihe handmaids of place Pérez-12.2.a to this day. his servants, as one of the rain fellows

9 And David was afraid of the LORD shamelessly uncoverelle luimself! that day, and said, How shall the ark 21 And David said unto Nlicha), Il of the LOILD come to me?

was before the LORD, which close me 10 So David would not remove the before thy father, and before all luis ark of the LOILD unto him into the city house, to appoint me ruler over the ut David; but Ditrid carried it aside people of the Lord, over Israel; thereinto the house ur Obed-edom the Gil. Tore will I pray before the Lord. tile

2:2 Aud I will yet be more vile than Il And the ark or the Lord continu- thus, and will be base in mine own ex in the liouse of Obed-edorn the Git sight : and olllc maid-servants which lile three months : and the Lord bles. thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be sed Obed-edom, and all is household. laiu honor.

12 And it wils toll King David, say. 23 Therefore Michal, the daughter of ing, The Lord hath blessed the liouse Saul, had no child unto the day of lier op Obed-edom, auid all llal pertaineelli usath. unto bim, because of thie:urk of God.

CHAP. VII. So David went and brought up the ark of God froin the house of Obed-edom

A into the city of David with glacinesa.

ND it came to pass, when the king

sat in his liquide, and the LORD 13 Aud it was $11, that when they that has given him rest round about from bare the ark of the Lordliad gone six all his ciemies; paces, be sacrificed oxen and Tallings. 2 That the king said unto Nathan the

14 And David danced before the LORD propliet, Sec now, I dwell in a house with all his inight; and David was of eclar, but the ark of God dwelleth arded with a liven ephod.

within curtains. 15 So David and all the house of Is-| 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, rrel brought up the ark of the Loid do all that is in thy heart: for the with shouting, and with the sound of Lond is with thee. the trumpet.

+1 And it came to pass that night, 16 did as the ark of the Lond came that the word of the Lord carne unto into the city of David, Micbal, Saul's Natban, saying, daughter, looked through a window, 5 Go and tell iny servant David, Tlus and saw king David leaping and dauc saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me a ing before the LOL!); and she despiscal house for me to dwell ini bin in her heart.

6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any 17 1 And they brought in the ark of house since the time that I brought up the LORD, and set it in his place, in the children of Israel out of Egypi, the mitist of the tabernacle llar David even to this day, but bave walked in a bad pitched for it: and David otlered tent and in a tabernacle. burnt offerings and peace-offerings be- 7 In all the places wherein I have fore the Lond.

walked with all the children of Israel 18 And as soon as David had made sprkel a word with any of the trilles an end of offering burnt offerings and for Lsrael, whom I commanded lofoed

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