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Duvid's praucr. ny people Israel, saying, Why build unto thee? for thou, LORD God, know ye vot me a house of cedar?
est thy servant. 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say 21 For thy word's sake, and accordunlo niy eervaul David, Thus saith the ing to thine own leart, bast thou done Lord of liosts, I look thee from the all these great things, to make lby sers cheep-cote, from following the sheep, rant know them. lobe ruler over my people, over Israel: 22 Wherefore thou art great, OLORD
G And I was with thee whitbersoever God: for thcre is none like tbee, neithou sventesi., and bare cut oll' all lbine Wer is there any God besides thee, ac enemies out of thy sight, and have cording to all that we have hcard with made tliee a great name, like unto the our ears. name of the great inen that are in the 2:3 And what one nation in the earth Carth.
is like thy people, even like Israei, 10 Moreover, I will appoint a place whom God went to redeem for a peo for ung people Israel, and will plaent ple to bimsell, and to make bim a Wiem, that they may dwell in a place same, and to do for you great things of their own, and move no more; nei- and terrible, for the land, before ihy der shall the children or wickedness people, which thou redeemedst to thee alllict them any more, as beforeline; from Egypt, from thenalious and their
11 And as since the time that I com- guda? manded judges 10 be over my people 24 For thou last coufirmed to thyecil Israel, and have caused them to rest thy people Israel to be a people unto from all thine enemies. Also the LORD tee lor crer; and thou, LORD, art. telleth lice, that he will make tliee a become tbeir God. house.
25 And now, O LORD God, the word 12 T And when thy days be fulllled, that thou bast spoken concerning thy and thou shail sleep wiil tliy fathers, servant, and concerning his house, esI will set up thy seed after thee, which tablish it for ever, and do as thou hast shall proceed out of thy bowels, and said. I will establish his kingdom.
26 And let 1.by name be magnified for 13 He shall build a house for my ever, saying, The LORD of bosts ls the oame; and I will establisli the throne God over Israel: and let the liouse of lif bis kingdom for ever.
thy serviunt David be established be. 14 I will be his father, and be shall Core ihee, be my son. If he commit iniquity, 1 27 For thou, O LORD or boats, Godor will chasten bim will the rod of men, Israel, bast revealed to iliy servant and will the stripes of the children of saying, I will build thee a house; there
sore hathilly servant found in bis heart 15 But iny mercy shall not depart to pray llins prayer unto ihee. away from him, as I took it frou Saul, 29 And now, 0 LORD God, thou art whom I put a way before thee, that God, and thy wortis be true, and
16 And thy house and thy kingdom thou bast promised this goodness unto shall be established for ever before my ervant: thee: thy tone shall be established 29 Therefore now let it please thee to
bless the liouse thiy servant, that it 17 According to all these words, anıl inay continue for ever belore thee: for according to all this vision, so did thou, O LORD God, fast spoken it; and Nathan speark Unio Divid.
with thy blessing let the house of thiv 18 | Then went king David in, avd servant be blessed for ever. sat before the Lorn, and he said, Who
CHAP. VIII. I, O LORD God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought ine Lith' AND after this it came to pass, thay
David smote the Philistines, and erto?
subdued thens; and David took MIC 19 And this was yet a gwall thing in theg ummah out of the band of the llig siglit, O LORD God; but llou bast Philistines. spoken also of thy servant's house for 2 And he smote Moab, and measured great while to comc. And is this them with a fine, casting wiem down the manner of man, O LORD God? to the ground; even with two lines 20 Aud what can David say more measured he to put to death, and with
His otficer's. onc full line to keep alive: and so the, 16 And Joab the son of Zeruiali rus dioabites becane David's servants, over the liost; and Jehosoplal the und brought gilis.
son of Allilud wus recorder; 3 | David smote also Hadadezer, the 17 And Zadok the sonul Abitub, and con of Rehol), king or Zobith, as he Abimelecli the son of Abiuthar, ivere went to recover his border at the river the priests; and Seraialı uus tbescribe: Euphrates.
18 And Benaiad the son of Jchoiada of And David took froin him i thou 1200$ Ore) bolb the Chereuiles and the sand chariots, and seven hundred Pelelites; and David's song !Torsemer), ille twenty thousand loot chiet' rulers. men: and David loughed all the char
CHIP. IX. mot henses, but reserved of them for a Amalis left of the house of Saul
. hundred chariots.
5 Aud when the Syrians of Damascus that I may show him kindness foi rame to SuccoW Hadadezer, king of Jonathan's sake? Vcal, David slew of the Syriaus two 2 And there was of the house of Saul and 'wenly liousund men.
a serrullt whose nane icas Ziwa. Anu s Then David put garrisons in Syria when they had called him unto David, of Damascus; in the Syrians became the king said untoliim, rellou Ziba? Servants to Duvid, und brought gills. Aud he said, Tliy servant is he. And the Lord preserved David wlith. 3 And the king suid, Is there not yet ersoeter he went.
any of the house of Sul, that I mily 7 And David took the shields of gold slow the kindness of God unto lum? that were on the servants of Hadad., and Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan czer, and brought then to Jerusalem. bach yel a son, which is lame on his
8 And from Betall, and from Bero. feet. thai, cities or Hadadezer, king David 4 And the king said unto him, Where look exceeding much brass.
is he? And Ziba said unto the king, 911 When Tol, king of Hamath, heard Behold, he is in the house of Machir, that D vid had smitten all ile liost of the son of Ammel, in Lo-debar. Hadadezer,
51 Then king David sent, and fetch10 Then Toisent Joram his son unto ed him out cl'the house of Machic, the king David, lo salute him, and to bless son of Ainmitl, from Lo-ilebar. him, because he lind fought against 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son Hadadezer, and smitteplim: (for lla- of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was com dadezer had wars wiili Toi.) And Jo. Junto David, he fell oubis lice, and died rain brought with bim vessels of silver, reverence. And David said, Nepliiboand vessels of gold and vesselsof brass: sheth. And he answered, Behold thy
11 Which also king David did codi servant. cate unto the LORD, with the silver 71 And Darid said unto him, Fear and gold that lie lad dedicated of all poti for I will surely show thee kindpalions which he subdued:
ness for Jonathan thy father's sake, 12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the and will restore thee all the land on children of Ammon, and of the Philis. Saul thy father; and thou slialt eat lines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil bread at my table continually. of Hadadezer, son of Reliol, king of 8 And lic bowed himsell, and said, Lobul).
What is thy servant, that thou shoulil. 13 And David gal him a name whien est look upon such a dead dog as I am hic returned from siniting of the Syri- 91 Then the king called lo Ziba, nos in tlie valley or Salt, being eighteen Saul's servant, and said unto him, thousand men.
bave giveo unto thy master's son il 14 1 And he put garrisong in Edon, that pertained to Saul, and to all liy throughout all Edom put he garrisons, house. and all they ol' Edom became David's | 10 Tlou therefore, and the sons, and servants. And the Lord preserved thy servants, shall till the land for him. David whitlersoever he went. and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that
15 And David reigned over all Israel; the master's son may have lood to eil. and David executed judgment and but Mephiboshetli thy master's soi justice unto all his people.
shall eat bread alivay's at my table
Syrians smi:ture Now Ziba liad filteen sons and twenty entering in of the gate: and the Syri servants,
jant of 2
?, and of Relob, and 13/1 11 Then said Ziba urto llie king, Ac- Loh, an slaacalı, were by themselves cording to all that my lord the king in the field, hath commanded his servant, so shall 9 When Joab saw lliat the front or tly servant do. As for Mephiboshelli
, the battle was against him before and said the king, he shall eat al my table, behind, he chose of all the choice men i19 one of the king's sons.
of Israel, and put them in array against 12 And Mepliiboshech hail a young the Syriaus: son, whose name was Micha. An all 10 And the rest of the people be de. that dwelt in the house of Ziba were livered into the land of Abishai bis servants unto Mephiboshetli.
brotlier, that he might put them in 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusa- array against the children of Amlein: for he did eilt continually at the mon. king's table; and was lame on both 11 And he snid, If the Syrians lie too liis leet
strong for ine, then thou shalt bello CHAP. X.
me: but if the childrenol Aminon be A , thee, then I will come
the king or the children of Am- and help ibee. mon died, and Hanun his son reigned 12 Be of good courage and let us play in luis etcall.
the men for our people, and for the % Then said David, I will sho:y kind. cilies of our Goil: and the LORD do ness into Hanun the son of Nalash, that which seemeth lim good. as his lavier showed kindness culto me. 13 and Joab drew nigh and the peoAnd David sent to comfort liini by the ple that 10re with him, unto the batband of his servants for his father. tle against the Syrians: and they alců And David's servants come into the belove him. hand of the children of Ainion.
1.4 And wlien the childrenol Aminen 3 And the princes of the chillien of saw that the Syrians were sled, then Ainion said unto Hinun their loril, lled they also before Abishiai, and chiThinkest thon that David dotl lionour tered into the city. So Joab returned thy father, that he hath sent comfort- liom the children of Ammon, and urs auto chce? hall not David mulher cane to Jerusalein. sent his servants unto thee, to search lö Ti And when the Syrians saw that the city, and to spy it out, and to over-they were smilen before Israel, they throw it?
gathered illemselves together. of Therefore Hanun took Daviel's 16 An Hadarezer sell, and brouglıt serranis, and shaved of the one liar oul the Syriang that were beyond the of their beards, and cut off their gar river: au liey came to Helam; and ments in the middle, even to their Shobach the captain of the host of buttocks, and sent them wi?k. Hadarczer went before them.
5 When they toll ic unto David, le 17 And when it was lol David, be sont to meet them, because the men gathered all Israel together, and pass. were greatly ashamed: and the king ed over Jordan, and canne 10 Helam. suid, Tilrry at Jericho until your beards And the Syrians set themselves in be grown, and then return.
array against David, and fought with 6 1 And when the cluildren or Am-him. non saw that they stank before David, 18 And the Syrians Red before Israel; ilie children of Aminon sentand hired and Dravil slew the men of seven hunthe Syrians of Beth-reloh, and the dred chariots of the Syrians, and forty Syrians of Zoba,twenty thousand foot- thousand horsemen, and smote Show men, and of king Naach a thousand bach the captain of their liost, who men, and of Ishitob twelve thousand died dere.
19 And when all the kings that incre 7 And when David heard of ic, le screts to Ilacarezer stiv that they sent Joab, ind all the lost at the were smitten before Israel, they made mighty men
police willı Isracl, and served thens 8 And the children of Ammon came so the Syrians feared to help the chil out and at the battle in array at the cren of ammon muy molde.
[riuh is sluin, CIAP. XI
bere to-day also, and to-morrow I will A e
was expired, at the time when Jerusalem that day, and the morrow kings go lorth 1o balile, that David 13 And when David had called liiri, sent Joab, wud liis servuts with him, be slid eat and drink before him; and and all Israel; and they destroyed the be made liim drunk: and ai even live Children of Ammon,and besieged Rab- went out to lie on his bed with the bahı. Bui David Larried stil al Jeru-serrants of his lord, but went ut salem,
down to luis house. 2 1 And it came to pass in an even- 1.1 T And it came to pass in the moi'ilng ride, that David arose fron off his ing, that. David wrote a letter to Joal, bed, and walked upon the roof of the and sent it by the liand of Vriali, kings's liouse : and from the roof le 15 «nd he wrote in the letter,saying, cial sy a woman washing hersell"; and Set ye Uriali in lie forefront of his We woman was very beautiful to look bottest balile, and retire ye from him, upon.
that he may be smitten, and (ie. 3 And David sent and inquired aner 16 Aud it came to pass, when Joal. the woma). And one said, Is not this observed the city, that be assigned Bath-shebat, the daughter of Llaim,the Uriah unto a place where be knew wile of Urial, the Hiltitc?
that valiant men alere. 4 And David sent inessengers, and 17 And the men of the city went out, look her; and she ciude in unlo biin, and souglit will Joabi and there fell and he lay will lier; for she was pu some of the people of the servants of rified from her uncleanness; aud she Davidl; andUral thic Hillile died also. setuned unto licr bousc.
18 | Then Joab sent and told David 5 Andihe woman conceived, and sent all the things concerning the war; and tolu David, and said, I am with 19 and charged the messenger, say. child.
ing, When thou hast inade ao end of 6 T And David sent to Joab, saying, telling the matters of the war unto the Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab king, Sent Uriah to Diirid.
20 And if so be that the king's wrath ? And when Uriah was come unto arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore duim, David demanded of him how approached ye so nigh unto the city Joab did, and how the people did, and when ye did fight? knew ye not the how the war prospered.
they would sloot from the wall? 8 And David said to Urialı, Go down 21 Who smole Abimelech the son os to thy house, and wash thy seet. And Jerub-besheth? did not a woman casta Uriali departed out of the king's house, piece of a niillstone upon hin from the and there followed him a mess of inca' wall, that he died in Thebez? why from the king
went ye nigh the wall? then say thou. 9 But Uriah slept at the door of the Thy scrvant Urial the Hillile is dead King's liouse with all the servants or also. Lis lord, and went not down to bis 22 1 So the messenger went, anci liouse.
came and showed David allhat Joab 10. And when they had told David, jhad sent liiio for. S:ying, Urialı went not down unto bis 2:3 And the messenger said unto Da huse, David said unto Uriah, Ciunest vid, Surely the men prevailed agains! thou not from thy journey? why then us, and came out unlo us into the field, didsi chou notgo down untothy house and we were upon lliein even unto the
11 And Uriah said unto David, Tbe entering of the gate. art, and Israel, and Judalı, abile in 24 And the shooters shot liom of the teily; and my jord Joab, and the ser wall upon thy servants; and some of Van la of my lord, are encamped in the the king's servants be dead, and they olien fields; shall I then go into my servant Urial, the Hillite is dead algo. house, to eat and to drink, and to lic 26 Then David said unto the messen. Billy my wilc? as tbou livest, and as ger, Thug shalt thou say unto Joab, His soul liveth, I will not do this Let not this tbing displease thee, for
the sword devoureth one as well as !v Dilsiid said to Urinli, Tarrianother: make thy battle more strong
Herproteth David. against the city and overtlrosvit; and ( 10 Now therefore the swcrd sball Cicourage thou him.
never depart froin thy liouse; because 26 | And when the wife of Urial thou last despised me, and bust taken neared that Uriab her husband was the wife of Uriab tbe Hittite to be thy dead, she mourned for her liusband. wife.
27 Andi wlien the mouruing was past, n Thus saith the LORD, Beliold, I David sent and reichici ber to his will raise up evil against thee out or House, and she became his wife, and thy own house, and I will take thy nire him a son. But the thing that wires before thine eyes, and give them David had done displeased the Lord. unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie CHAP. XII.
with thy wives in the siglıt of this sun. David: and he came unto liim, will do this thing before all Israel, and a:d said unto him, There were two before the sun. men in one city; and one ricb, and the 13 And David said unto Naihan, Ilare
sinned against the LORD. And Nathan :? Tie rich man had exceeding ma- said unto Daril, The Lord also liath ny flocks and berds:
put a way thy sin; thou shalt not die. 3 But the poor mi7n had nothing 14 Howbeit, because by this deed save one lille ewe-lamb), which lie thou hast given great occasion to the liad bought, and nourished up; and it jenemies of the LORD to blaspheme. grew up logether with him, and with the child also that is born into thee his children: it did eit of liis own sball surely lie. meat, uued smuk of his own cup, and| 15 | And Natlan departed unto his lay in his boson, and was unto him as bonse: and the LORD struck the child a daughter.
that Uriali's wile bare unlo David, an 1 And there came a traveller into it was very sick. tie rich in:in, and he spared to take of 16 David therefore besoughi God for his own flock, and of his own lerd, toile chill; and David lasteci, and went dress for the way-firing man that in, and lay all niglit upon ile earth. was come into him; bit took thic 17 and the elders of his liouise arose, poor mau's lamb, and dressed it for indirenl lo hiin, to raise hin up lioni the ma) that was come to him.
the earl: but lie would not, neither 5 And David's anger was greatly kinj vid be eat bread with thein. : Jlud against the rau; and he said to 18 And it came to pass on the seventh
Nathan, As the Lord livelli, the man (lay, that the child died. And llie serthat ball done this thing shall surely j vants of David feared to tell him that
the child was dead; for llicy said, Be O Andlie shall restore thic lanb lour. old, wliile the child was yel alire, toll, because he did this wd be we spake unto him, and he would not cause he had no pity.
hearken unto our voice: low will he 7: TAnd Nathau said to Davia, Thou then vex himsell, is we tell linn that (2) tlie in:111. Thus saith the Lord the chuld is dead? God of Israel, I anointeil thee king 19 But when David saw that his serover Israel, and I delivered the out vants whispered, David perceived ibat of the land of Saul;
the child was dead: therefore Daviu S and I give theethe master's house, said unto his servants, ls the child And thy master's wives mlollyboson, dead? And they said, He is deail. and gave thee the liouse of Israel aud: 20 Then David arose from the eartli, of Judah; and if that had been 100 and washed, and anointed himself, and little, I would moreover have given changed his apparel, and came into the unto thee such and such things. house of the Lonn, and worshipper:
y Wierefore last thou despiscil theiben lie came to his owulouse; and, commandment of the Lord, io do evil when he required, they set bread he in his sight? thou hast killed Uriani the före him, and he cid cat. billite with the sworld, and hast läken 21 Then said bis servants unto him, his wife in belliy wife, and liast slain What thing is this that thou hast done inn will the gworld of the children or llhou didst fast and weep sur the coilil
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