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David's mighty men.

CHAP. XXIV.

Peoplc numberci!. of the Egyptian's land, and slew hlindred-fold, and that the eyes of my lord with his own spear.

the king inay see il: but why doihiny 22 These things did Benaiah the son lord the king delight in this thing? of Jeloiada, and baul the name among 4 Notwithstanding tbe king's word three mighty mco.

prevailed against Joab, and against the 23 l-It was more honourable than the captains of the lost. And Ioal and thirty, but he attained not to the first the captains of the lost went out from three. And David get linn over his the presence of the king, to number guard.

the people of Israel. 24 Asaliel the brother of Joab, was 5914 they passed over Jordan, and one of the thirty: Elhanan the son or pitched in Aroer, on the right side of Lode of Bethlcher,

the city that liech in the midst of the 25 Shammal the Harodite, Elika the river or Gad, and toward Jazer: Hirodite,

6 Tben tiey cagie to Gilead, and to 20 Helly, the Paltite, Ira the son of the land of Tahitim.bousbi: and they ikkesli the Tekoite,

came to Dan-jaan and about to Lidon, 27 Abiezér the Anethothite, Niebun- 7 And caine to the strong bold of uai the lIugliathite,

Tyre, and in all the cities of the Hi29 Zalmon the Alohite, Maliarai llie viles, and of the Caveanites: and they Netopliathitc,

went out to the south of Judal, even 29 Heleb the son of Baanal, a Neto to Brer slieba. pliathite, lltai the son of Ribai, out of S So wlien they liad gone through all Gibeal of the children of Benjamin, the land, they cane to Jerusalem at the

30 Benaiali the Pirithonite, Hidhni end of nine months and twenty days. of the brooks of Ganshi,

9 Then Joub gave up the sum of the 31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azma- number of the people onto the king: veth the Barhumite,

and there were in Isracleight hundred 32 Elialba the Shaalbonite; of tliesthousand valiant ner that drew the song or Jasben, and Jonathau, sword; and the men of Juual were

33 Shamıalı, the Hararite, Abiamfive hundred thousand men, the son of Sharar the Hararite, 10 I And David's heart smo e liin

31 Eliphelet the son of Alaslıbai, the after that he had numbered the eople. 101 of the Manchathite, Elian,tagun And David said unto the LORD, { bave of Ahilbophel the Gilonite,

sinued greatly in that I have done : and 35 Hezrai tlie Carmelite, Paarai the now,1 beseech thee, OLORD,tak way Arbite,

the iniquity of thy gervant; for I hara 36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, done very foolishly. Bani the Gadite,

11 For when David was up in the 37 'Zclek the Ammonite, Naharai the morning, the word of the Lord came Beerothite, armour-bearer to Joab the ualo the propiset Gad, David's seer, son of Zeruiah,

saying, 38 Im an Illirite, Gareb, an Ithrite, 12 Go and any imto David, Thua saiu 39 Viialı the Hitlite: thirty and ser- the LORD, I offer thee torce things; cn in all.

choose thee one of them, that I may

do it unto tiee. CHAP. XXIV.

13 So Gad came to David, and told ND again the anger of the LORD him, and said unto him, Shall seven

. mored David against them to say, Go, land? or will thou fice three months number Israel and Judali.

before tine eneinies, while they pur 2 For the king sa il to Joab the cap- sue thee? or that there be three days' tain of the lost, which was with him, pestilence in thy land? how advise, Govow through all the tribes of Israel, and see what answer I shall returu ta from Dan even to Beer-olieba, and him that sent me. number y'e the people, that I may 13 and David said unto Gad, I amin know the number of the people. a great strait: let us fall now into this

3 An Joab said unto the king, Now land of the Lord, for his mercies are the Lord thy God add unto the peo great and let me nol fall into the ple, low many soever they oe, a bundlinit of man.

The Pestilence.

I. KINGS.

David's allar, 16 1 So the LORD sent a pestilence bowed himself before the king on his upon Israel from the morning even to lace upon tbe ground. the time appointed: and there died ol| 21 Aud Araunab said, Where sore is the people from Dan even to Beer- my lord the king come lo his servant? sheba seventy thousand inen.

And David said, To buy the thresling 16 And when the angel stretclied out floor of thee, to build an altar unto tlie bis hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, LORD, that the plague may be stayed the LORD repented bim of the evil, from the people. and said to the angel that destroyed 22 And Araunah said unto Davidl, Let the people, It is enough: stay now thy my lord the king take and offer up hand. And the angel of tbe LORD was what seemeth good unto him : belvoli, by the tbreshing place of Araucal the here be oxen for burnt-sacrifice, and Jebusile.

threshing instruments andotherinstru17 And David spake unto the Lord ments of the oxen for wood. when he saw the angel that smole the 23 All these things did Araunali,as a people, and said, Lo, 1 have sinned, king, give unto the king. And Arauand I have done wickedly: but these bal said unto the king, The LORD thy sheep, what have they done? let thy God accept thee. hand, I pray thee, be against me, and 24 And the king said unto araunah, against my father's house.

Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee 18 | And Gad came that day to Dil-at a price: neither will I olier burntvid, and said unto bini, Go up, rear an offerings unto the LORD my God of nltar unto the LORD in the treshing that which doth cost me nothing. So lloor of Araunal tlie Jebusite. David bought the threshing-floor and

19 And David, according to the say. the oxen för filty shekels of silver, ing of Gad, went up as the LORD com- 25 And David built there an illar nanded,

unto the Lord,and offered burnt-ofler. 20 Aud Araunah looked, and saw the ings and peace-olierings So the Lon} king and bis servants coming on to- was entreated for the land, and the ward him: and Araunah went out and plague was stayed from Israel.

The First Book of the KINGS, commonly callcd, The

Third Book of the KINGS.
CHAP. I.

6 And his father liad nol displeaecil NS

OW king David was old and bim at any time in saying, Wliy has!

stricken in years; and they cover-thou done so? and he also rus a very ed him will clothes, but he gat no beat. 'goodly man; and his mother bare him 2 Wherefore his servants said unto alter Absalom.

mn, Let there be souglıl sur my lord 7 And he conferred with Joab the son the king a young virgin, and let her of Zcruiall, and with Abiathar the stand before the king, and let her priest: and they following Adonijah cherish bim, and let ber lie in thy helped him. Losom, that my lord the king may get 8 But Zadok the priest, and Benasb

the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the 3 So they sought for a fair damsel propliet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the throughout all the coast of Israel, mighty men which belonged to David, and found Abishag a Shunainmite, and were not with. Adonijah. brought her lo tie king.

9 And A donijali slew sheep and oxen 4 And the damsel was very fair, and and lat calle by tlie stone of Zoneleth, clierished the king, and ministered to which is by En-rogel, and called ali bin: but the king knew hier not. bis brethren the king's sons, and all

6 1 Then Adonijab the son of H-Inggith the men of Judah tbe king's servants : exalted himself saying, I will be king: 10 But Nathan the prophet, and Ben and he prepared him chariots and aiah, and the mighty men, and Solo norsemen, and tisty men to run before mon his brother, he called not. him.

11 | Wherefore Nailan spake unto

beat.

Adonijal's trcason
CHAP. I.

discoverea. Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, freign alter me, and lie shall sit upon 612ying, Hast thou not beard that Ado- my throne? nijal the son of Haggith doth reign, 25 For be is gone down this day,and And David our lord knowetli it not? hath plain orch and int cattle and

12 Now therefore come, let me, 1 sheep in abundance, and batli called pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou all the king's song, and the captains of mayest sare ibine own lile, and the the host, and Abiatharthe priesi; and, life of thy sou Suloinon.

beliold, they cat and drink before bini, 13 Go and get thee io unto king Da- and say, God save king Adonijab, vid, and sily unto him, Dilst not lliou, 26 But me, even me iby' serrant,and my lord, O king, swear unto thy land- Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son maid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy of Jehoinda, and thy servant Solomon, son glali reign aller me, and he shali bat! be not called. sit upon my throue? wliy then doua 27 Is this thing done by my lord tlie Adonijah reigu?

king, and thou hast not showed it on14 Beliold, while tlou yet talkest lo thy servant, who should sit on the there with the kiug, I also will come throne of my lord the king aller him? in alter thee, and coufirni lliy words 28 F Then king David answered and

10 1 Aud Balil-gheba went in uoto said, Call me Batlı-shelva. And ele the king into the chamber: and the cune into the king's presence, and king was very old; and Abisling stood before the king. the Suunaminile ministered into the 29 And the king sware and suid, is king

The Lord livelli, ibat bath redeemed 10 And Patlı-slieba bowed, and did my soul out of all distress, obeisance unto the king. And the 30 Even as 1 sware unto thee by the king said, what woullst thou? LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly

17 And she sud unto him, Mly lord, Solomon thy son shall reign aller me, thou sivarret by the LORD thy Gori and he shall sit upon my throne in my nito lliy bandmaid, saying, Assuredly stead; even so will I certainly do this Solomon thy' son sha!l reign after me, dny. ani le slali sil upon my tlurone. SL Tlen Ballı-sheba bowed with les

18 And cw, behold, Adonijal reign-lace to the earth, and did reverencelo eth; and now, my lord the king, thou the king, and said, Let iny lord king nowest it not:

David live forever. 19 And be bat slain oxen and fat 32 l And king David said, Call me callle and sheep in alundance, and Zitdok the priest, and Nathan the nath called all the sons of the king, prophet, and Bennial the con or Jelioand Abjathar the priest, and Joab thc iadā. And they came before ille king. captain of the lost: hut Solomon Lly :33 The kiny also said unto them, servant latli le not called.

Take with you the serrallts of your 20 and thou, my lord, o king, the lord, and cause Solomon my son lo eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that ride upon mine own mule, and bring thou sliculdest tell them who shall sit bim clown to Gibon: on the throne of my lord the king ar- 34 And let Zadok the priest and Na ter him.

than the prophet anoint bim there 21 Otherwise it alall come to pass, king orer Israel: and blow ye with when my Irrd the king sball sleep the trumpet, and say, God save kinz with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon. Solomon shall be counted offenders. 35 Then yc shall come up after him,

22 | An 10, while slie yet talked that he may coine and sit upon my with the king, Nathan the prophet throne; for he ball be king in my also came in.

stead. and I hare appointed him to be 23 And they told the king, saying, ruler orer Israel and orer Judalı, Behold Nathan the prophel. And 36 And Benaiah the son of Jclioiada when lie was come in before the king, answered ule king, and said, Ameu: le bowed binsell before the king the LOND God of my lord the king gay with bis face to the ground.

21 And Nathan said, My lord, 0 37 As the LORD liath been with any king, liast thou snid, Adonijah shall lord the king, even so be he with Sol

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Solomon anointed king. 1. KINGS.

David's charge. omon, and make his throne greater 50 1 And Adonijah feared because of than the throne of my lord king David. Solomon, and arose, and went, and

38 So 'Zadok the priest, and Nathan cauglit hold on the borns of the altar.
the prophet, and Benaiah the son of 51 And it was told Solomon, saying,
Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Behold, Adlonijah feareth king Solu-
Peletlites, went down, and caused non: lor, lo, le bath cauglit bulu on
Solomon to ride upon king David's the horns of the altar, saying, Letking
mule, and brought him to Gihon. Solomon gwear unto me to-day, that

39 And Zadok the priest took a horn he will not slay his servant with the
of oil out of the tubernacle, and a sword.
nointed Sojomon. And they blew the 52 And Solomon said, If he will show
trumpet; and all the people said, God himself a worthy inan, there shall not
save king Solomon.

a hair of him fall to the earth; but if
40 And all the people came up after wickedness shall be found in him, be
hin; and the people piped with pipes, shall die.
and rejoiced with great joy,so that the 53 So king Solomon sent, and they
earth rent with the sound of them. brought him down from the tar.
41 | And Adonijal and all the guests And he came and bowed himself to
that were with him heard it as they laing Solomon: and Solomon said unto
had made an end of eating. And when bin, Go to thy liouse.
Joab heard the sound of the trumpet,

CHAP. II.
he said, Wherefore is this noise or the
city being in an uproar?

Of the days of David drew nigla
42 And while be yet spake, behold, that he should die; and he clariga
Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priested Solomon his son, saying,
came: and Adonijab said unto him, 2 I go the way of all the earth: be
Come in; for thou art a valiant man, tnou strong therefore, and show thy.
aod bringest good tidings.

self a man ; 43 And Jonathan answered and said 3 And keep the charge of the LORD to Adocijah, Vérily our lord king Da. thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep vid liath made Solonion king.

his statutes, and his commandments, 44 And the king hath sent with him and his judgments, and his testimonies, Zadok the priest, and Nathan the as it is written in the law of Moses, prophet, and Benaiah the son of Je. that thou mayest prosper in all thai hoiala, and the Cherethites, and the thou dorst, and whithersoever thou Pelethiles, and they have caused him turnest thyself. to ride upon the king's mule.

4 That the LORD may continue his 15 And Ladok the priest and Pintban word which he spake concerning me, the propliet have anointed bin king in saying, If thy children take heerl to Gihon; and they are come up from their way, to walk before me in truth Licnce rejoicing, so that the city rang with all their heart, and with all their again. This is the noise that ye have soul, there shall not fail thee (said uc) Deard.

a nian on the throne of Israel. 46 And also Solomon sitteth on the 5 Moreover, thou knowest also wha! throne of the kingdom.

Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, 17 And moreover, the king'e servants and that he did to the two captajos came to bless our lord king David, of the host of Israel, unto Abner thic saying, God make the name of Solo- son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son mon beller than ly name, and make of Jewer, whom he slew and shed the This throne greater than thy throne: blood of war in peace, and put the and the king bowed himsell upon the blood of war upon liis girille that was Incl.

about his loins, and in his shoes that •15 And also lhus said the king, Bless were on big leet. od be the LORD God of Israel, which 6 Do therefore according to thy wislath given one to sit on my throne|dom, and let 110t bois boar beni go this day, mine eyes even seeing it. down to the grave in peace.

19 And all the guests that were with 7 But show kindness unto the soliso! Adonijah were afraid, and roscup,and Barzillai thie Gileadite, and iculica went every man hia way,

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CHAP. II.

Adonijai stoin. they caine to ne when I fled because, 21 And she said, Let Abislag the of Absaloni thy brother.

Shunammite be given lo Adonijah thy 3 And, behold, thou hast with thiee brother to wife. Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamile or 22 Ani king Solomon answered and Balurin, which cursed me with a said unto luis molber, And why dost grievous curse in the day when I went thou ask Abisbag the Shunamnite for to Mahanaim : but lie came down to Adonijab ? ask for him the kingdom meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him aso; for lie is mine elder broder; by the Lord, saying, I will not put even for hiin, and for Abiathar the lliee to death with the sword.

priest, and for Joab the son or Zerujalı. 9 Now therefore bold bin not guilt-23 Then king Solomon sivare by the less ; for thou art a wise man, anu | LORD, saying, God do so to me, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto niore also, if Adonijal have not spoken him: but liis foar liead bring thou this word against his own life. down to tlie grare willi biond.

24 Now therefore, as the Lord liv. JO I So David slept with his fathers eth, which bath established me, and and was buried in the cily of David, setine on the throne of David my la

11 And the days that David reigned ther, and who hail made me a house, over Israel were lorty years: Flven as he promised, Adonijalı shall be put years reigned be in Hebron, and thir. to dealb eliis day. ty and three years reigned be in Je.. 25 And kiny Solomon sent by the rusalem.

band of Benaiah the son or Jelioindr; 12 | Then sat Solomon upon the and be fell upon him that he died. Wirone or David his father; and lis 26 T And unto Abiathar the priest kingdom was established gready. said the king, Get thee to Anatboth

13 | And Adunijah the son of Hagjunto tune own field; for thou are gith came to Bath-sheba the mother of worthy of death: but I will not at this Solomon. And slie said, Comest lliou time put thee to death, because thou peaceably? And he said, l'eaceably. barest the ark of the LORD God be.

14 He said, moreover, I have some fore David my father, and because what to say unto thee. And she said, thou hast been afflicted in all wherein Say 011.

my Ciber was aflicted, 15 And he said, Tliou knowest that 27 So Solomon Ihrust out Abiathar the kingdoin was mine, and that all from beiny priest unto the LOND; that Israel set their fices on me, that I lie might fill the word of the Lord, should reign: bowbeit the kingdom is which he spoke concerning the house turned about, and is become my broll- of Eli in Shilol. er's; for it was his from the Lond. 28 1 Thien tidings came to Joab; for

16 And now I ask one petition of idee, Joabirad turned alter Aronijal, though deny me 110t. And she said unto him, he Turnre not alier Absalom; and Joib Say on.

teil unlocie tabernacle of the Lord, 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, and caught hold on the borns of the unto Solomon the king (lor le will allar. not say thiee nay,) that lie give me 29 And it was told king Solomon that Abishag the Shunamile to wile.

Joab was ned unto the tabernacle of 18 Aud Bath-sheba said, Well, I will the LORD ; and, bebok, he is by the speak for thee unto the king.

altar, Tlien Solomon sent Benavad 19 1 Billi-sheba therefore went unto the son of Jeloiada, saying, Go, fali inny Solomon, to speak into him for upon him. donijah. od the king rose up to 30 Aud Benaialı came to the tabernameet her, and bowed liinisell unto her, ole of the Lord, and said unto him, und sat down on bis throne and caused Tlus sailli the king, Comelorth. And 1 spill to be set for the king's mother; he said, Vily; but I will die here. And ind she sat on his riulit hand, Bennial brought the king word again,

20 Then she said, I desire one small saying, Tlus sail Joab, and thus le petition of thee; I pray thee, say me answerrd me. rotny. Anithe king said unto her, 31 Ind the king sud unto him, Do as ilsk on, my mother; for I will not say he hail sait, and fall upon liim, and

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