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David laments Saul and Jonathan. • CHAP. II.

Ish-bosheth made king of Israrl. 9 He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, of Jabesh-gilead, and said unto them, Blessed be upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindme, because my life is yet whole in me. ness unto your lord, even unto Saul, and have 10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, because buried him. I was sure that he could not live after that he 6 And now the LORD shew kindness and truth was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon unto you: and I also will requite you this kindhis head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, ness, because ye have done this thing and have brought them hither unto my lord. 7 Therefore now let your hands be strengthen

11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and ed, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is rent them; and likewise all the men that were dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed with him :

me king over them. 12 And they mourned and wept, and fasted until 8 T But Abner the son of Ner, captain ot' Saul's even, for Saul and for Jonathan his son, and for host, took Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and brought the people of the Lord, and for the house of Is- him over to Mahanaim; rael; because they were fallen by the sword. 9 And made him king over Gilead, and over the

13 | And David said unto the young man that Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, told him, Whence art thou ? And he answered, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel. I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite. 10 Ish-bosheth, Saul's son was forty years old

14 And David said unto him, How wast thou when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned not afraid to stretch forth thy hand to destroy two years: buithe house of Judah followed David. the LORD's anointed ?

11 And the time that David was king in He15 And David called one of the young men, and bron, over the house of Judah, was seven years said, Go near, and fall upon him. And he smote and six months. him that he died.

12 And Abner the son of Ner, and the ser16 And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon vants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, went out thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against from Mahanaim to Gibeon. thee, saying, I have slain the LORD's anointed. 13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the ser

17" And David lamented with this lamentation vants of David went out, and met together by over Saul, and over Jonathan his son: the pool of Gibeon: and they sat down, the ono 18 (Also he bade thein teach the children of on the one side of the pool, and the other on the Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written other side of the pool. in the book of Jasher.)

14 And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men 19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, places : how are the mighty fallen!

Let them arise. 20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the 15 Then there arose, and went over by num. streets of Askelon; lest ihe daughters of the ber, twelve of Benjamin, which pertained to IshPhilistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the un- bnsheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the sercircumcised triumph.

vants of David. 21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, 16 And they caught every one his fellow by the neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of head, and thrust his sword in his fellow's side: offerings : for there the shield of the mighty is so they fell down together: wherefore that place vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though was called Helkath-hazzurim,which is in Gibeon. he had not been anointed with oil.

17 And there was a very sore battle that day; 22 From thc blood of the slain, from the fat of and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not before the servants of David. back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty. 18 1 And there were three sons of Zeruiah

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel : and Asain their lives, and in their death they were not hel was as light of foot as a wild roe. divided : they were swifter than eagles, they 19 And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in were stronger than lions.

going he tumed not to the right hand nor to the 24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who left from following Abner. clothed you in scarlet, with other delights; who 20 Then Abner looked behind him, and said, put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel. Art thou Asahel ? And he answered, I am. 25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of 21 And Abner said to him, Turn thee aside to the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thy thy right hand or to thy left, and lay thee hold high places.

on one of the young men, and take thee his ar261 am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: mour. But Asahel would not turn aside from very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to following him. me was wonderful, passing the love of women. 22 And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn thea

27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons aside from following me: wherefore should ! of war perished !

smite thee to the ground ? how then should I CHAP. II.

hold up my face to Joab thy brother? David made king of Judah.

23 Howbeit he refused to turn aside: wherefore A pass

inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up him under the fifth rib, that the spear came out into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD behind him; and he fell down there, and died in said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whi- the same place : and it came to pass, that as ther shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron. many as came to the place where Asahel fell

2 So David went up thither, and his two wives down and died, stood still. also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Na- 24 Joab also and Abishai pursued after Abner : bal's wife the Carmelite.

and the sun went down when they were come 3. And his men that were with him did David to the hill of Ammah, that lieth before Giah, by bring up, every man with his household : and the way of the wilderness of Gibeon. they dwelt in ihe cities of Hebron.

25 17 And the children of Benjamin gathered 4 And the men of Judah came, and there they themselves together after Abner, and became one anointed David king over the house of Judah. troop, and stood on the top of a hill, And they told David, saying, that the men of 26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall Jabesh-gilead were they that buried Saul. the sword devour for ever ? knowest thou not 51 And David sent messengers unto the men that it will be bitterness in the latter end ? how Asuhel's burial.


Joab killeth Abner long shall it be then ere thou bid the people re-husband, even from Phaltiel the son of Laish. turn from following their brethren?

16 And her husband went with her along weep27 And Joab said, As God liveth, unless thou ing behind her to Bahurim. Then said Abner hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the peo- unto him, Go, return. And he returned. ple had gone up every one from following his 17 ! And Abner had communication with the brother.

elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in 28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people times past to be king over you: stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, 18 Now then do it : for the LORD hath spoken neither fouglat they any more.

of David, saying, By the hand of my servant 29 And Abner and his men walked all that night David I will save my people Israel out of the through the plain, and passed over Jordan, and hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of went through all Bith-ron, and they came to Ma- all their enemies. hanaim.

19 And Abner also spake in the ears of Benja30 And Joab returned from following Abner : min: and Abner went also to speak in the cars and when he had gathered all the people together, of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Isthere Jacked of David's servants nineteen men, rael, and that seemed good to the whole house of and Asahel.

Benjamin. 31 But the servants of David had smitten of 20 So Abner came to David to Hebron, and Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that three twenty men with him : and David made Abner, hundred and threescore men died.

and the men that rocre with him, a feast. 32 11 And they took up Asahel, and buried him 21 And Abner said unto David, I will arise and in the sepulchre of bis father, which was in Beth- go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the lehem. And Joab and his men went all night, king, that they may make a league with thee, and they came to Hebron at break of day. and that thou mayest reign over all that thy heart CHAP. III.

desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he Abner revolteth to David.

went in peace. OW

of of Saul and the house of David: but David Joab came from pursuing a troop, and brought waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of in a great spoil with them: but Abner was not Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

with David in Hebron ; for he had sent him 2 41 And unto David were sons born in Hebron: away, and he was gone in peace. and his first-born was Amnon, of Ahinoam the 23 When Joab and all the host that was with Jezreelitess;

him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner 3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom sent him away, and he is gone in peace. the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai king 24 Then Joab came to the king, and said, What of Gesllur;

hast thou done ? behold, Abner came unto thee; 4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; is quite gone ? 5 And the sixth, Ithrear', by Eglah, David's 25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he wife. These were born to David in Hebron. came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out

6 1 And it came to pass, while there was war and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest. between the house of Saul and the house of Da- 26 And when Joab was come out from David, vid, that Abner made himself strong for the he sent messengers after Abner, which brought house of Saul.

him again from the well of Sirah : but David 7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name was knew it not. Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and Ish-bosheth 27 And when Alner was returned to Hebron, said to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in unto Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him my father's concubine ?

quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib 8 Then was Abner very wroth for the words that he died, for the blood of Asabel his brother. of Ish-bosheth, and said, um ! a dog's head, 2817 And afterward when David heard it, he said, which against Judah do shew kindness this day I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD unto the house of Saul thy father, to his breth- for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner: ren, and to his friends, and have not delivered 29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest his father's house; and let there not fail from me to-day with a fault concerning this woman ? the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that

9 Bo do God to Abner, and more also, except, is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that fallas the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do eth on the sword, or that lacketh bread. to him ;

30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, 10 To translate the kingdom from the house of because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gi Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel beon in the battle. and over Judah, from Dan even to Beer-sheba. 31 1 And David said to Joab, and to all the peo

11 And he could not answer Abner a word ple that were with him, Rend your clothes, and again, because he feared him.

gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Ab12 And Abner sent messengers to David on his ner. And king David himself followed the bier behalf, saying, Whose is the land ? saying also, 32 And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the Mak: thy league with me, and behold, my band king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto Abner; and all the people wept. thee.

33 And the king lamented over Abner, and said, 13 1 And he said, Well; I will make a league Died Abner as a fool dieth ? with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that 34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when thou comest so fellest thou. And all the people wept again to see my face.

over hii.. 14 And David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, 35 And when all the people came to cause DaSaul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, vid to eat meat while it was yet day, David which I espoused to me for a hundred foreskins sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, of the Philistines.

if I taste bread or aug.'t else, till the sun be down. 15 And Ish-bosheth sent, and took her from her) 36 And all the people look notice of it, and it

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Baanah and Rechab slain.

CHAP. IV, V, VI. David smiteth the Philistines. pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased them in Hebron before the LORD: and they all the people.

anointed David king over Israel. 37 For all the people and all Israel understood 4 1 David was thirty years old when he began that day that it was not of the king to slay Ab- to reign, and he reigned forty years. ner the son of Ner.

5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years 38 And the king said unto his servants, Know and six months; and in Jerusalem he reigned ye not that there is a prince and a great man thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah. fallen this day in Israel ?

61 And the king and his men went to Jerusa39 And I am this day weak, though anointed lem unto the Jebusites the inhabitants of the king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too land: which spake unto David, saying, Exceje hard for me. The LORD shall reward the doer thou take away the blind and the lame, thou of evil according to his wickedness.

shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot CHAP. IV

come in hither. Ish-bosheth murdered.

7 Nevertheless, David took the strong nold of ND when Saul's son heard that Abner was Zion: the same is the city of David. all the Israelites were troubled.

teth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, 2 And Saul's son had two men that were cap- and the lame and the blind, that are hated of tains of bands: the name of the one was Baanah, David's soul, he shall be chief and captuin. and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame Rimmon a Beerothite, of the children of Benja- shall not come into the house. min: (for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin: 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it, The

3 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were city of David. And David built round about sojourners there until this day.)

from Millo and inward. 4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was 10 And David went on, and grew great, and Jame of his feet: he was five years old when the LORD God of hosts was with him. the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of 1 1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: to David, and cedar-trees, and carpenters, and and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, masons: and they built David a house. that he fell, and became lame. And his name 12 And David perceived that the Lord had es. was Mephibosheth.

tablished him king over Israel, and that he had 5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Re-exalted his kingdoin for his people Israel's sake. chab and Baanah, went, and came about the 13 11 And David took him more concubines and heat of the day to the house of Ish-boshcth, who wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from lay on a bed at noon.

Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters 6 And they came thither into the midst of the born to David. house, as though they would have fetched 14 And these be the names of those that were wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammuah, and and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaned. Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon. 7 For when they came into the house, he lay on 15 Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and his bed in his bed-chamber, and they smote him, Japhia, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his 16 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet. head, and gat them away through the plain all 17 11 But when the Philistines heard that they night.

had anointed David king over Israel, all the Phi8 And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth unto listines came up to seek David; and David heard David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the of it, and

went down to the hold. head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul thy enemy, 18 The Philistines also came and spread themwhich sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged selves in the valley of Rephaim. my lord the king this day of Saul and of his seed. 19 And David inquired of the LORD, saying,

9 [ And David answered Rechab and Baanah Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou delihis brother, the sons of Rimmon the Buerothite, ver them into my hand? And the LORD said and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver bath redeemed my soul out of all adversity, the Philistines into thy hand. 10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is 20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and Da. dead, (thinking to have brought good tidings,) I vid smote them there, and said, The Lord hath ook hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as thought that I would have given him a reward the breach of waters. Therefore he called the for his tidings :

name of that place Baal-perazim. 11 How much more, when wicked men have 21 And there they left their images, and David slain a righteous person in his own house upon his and his men burned them. bed ? shall I not therefore now require his blood of 22 11 And the Philistines came up yet again, and your hand, and take you away from the earth ? spread themseives in the valley of Rephaim. 12 And David commanded his young men, and 23 And when David inquires of the Lord, he they slew them, and cut off their hands and their said, Tirou shalt not go up: but fetch a compa 33 feet, and hanged them up over the pool in He-behind them, and come upon them over against bron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth, and the mulberry-trees. buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron. 24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound CHAP. V.

of a going in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that David made king over all Israel. then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Tugabe all the stribes of Israel to David LORP out before thée, to smite the host of

unto Hebron, the Philistines are thy bone and thy flesh,

25 And David did so as the LORD had com% Also in time past, when Saul was king over manded him; and smote the Philistines from us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest Geba until thou come to Gazer, in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt

CHAP. VI. feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a cap

The ark brought to Zion. tain over Israel. 28o all the elders of Israel came to the king to A GAIN, David gathered together all the cho Hebron; and king David made a league with 2 And David arose, and went with all the peo


David danccth before the ark.

II. SAMUEL. He is forbidden to build the temple. ple that were with him from Baale of Judah, to servants which thou hast spoken of, of thein bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name shall I be had in honour. is called by the name of The Lord of hosts that 23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had dwelleth between the cherubims.

no child unto the day of her death. 3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart,

CHAP. VII. and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that

God's promise to David. was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio the sons

A to of Abinadab drave the new cart.

house, and the Lord had given hiin rest 4 And they brought it out of the house of Abi- round about from all his enemies, siadab, which was at Gibeah, accompanying the 2 That the king said unto Nathan the proptet, ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark. See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark

5 And David and all the house of Israel played be- of God dwelleth within curtains. fore the Lord on all manner of instruments made 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that of fr-wood, even on narps, and on psalteries, is in thy heart: for the Lord is with thee. and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals. 4 11 And it came to pass that night, that the

6 | And when they came to Nachon's thresh- word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Ing-floor, Czzah put forth his hand to the ark of 5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the God, and took hold of it: for the oxen shook it. LORD, Shalt thou build me a house for me to

7 And the anger of the Lord was kindled dwell in ? against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since error; and there he died by the ark of God. the time that I brought up the children of Israel

8 And David was displeased, because the LORD out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called in a tent and in a tabernacle. the name of the place Perez-uzzah to this day. 7 In all the places wherein I have walked with

9 And David was afraid of the LORD that day,and all the children of Israel spake I a word with any said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me? of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to

10 So David would not remove the ark of the feed niy people Israel, saying, Why build ye not LORD unto him into the city of David: but Da- me a housc of cedar ? vid carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom 8 Now therefore, so shalt thou say unto my serthe Gittite.

vant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took 11And the ark of the Lord continued in the house thee from the sheep-cote, from following the of Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel : Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household. 9 And I was with thee whithersoever thou went12 11 And it was told king David, saying, The est, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy LORD hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto all that pertaineth unto bim, because of the ark the name of the great men that are in the earth. of God." So David went and brought up the ark 10 Moreover, I will appoint a place for my peoof God from the house of Obed-edom into the ple Israel, and will plant them, that they may city of David with gladness.

dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; 13 And it was so, that when they that bare the neither shall the children of wickedness afflict ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed them any more as beforetime. oxen and fatlings.

11 And as since the time that lcommanded judges 14 And David danced before the LORD with all to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee his might; and David was girded with a linen to rest from all thinc enemies. Also the LORD ephod.

telleth thee that he will make thee a house. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought 12 11 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed the sound of the trumpet.

after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, 16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the and I will establish his kingdom. city of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I through a window, and saw king David leaping will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. and dancing before the LORD; and she despised 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. him in her heart.

If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with 17 T And they broughtin the ark ofthe Lord, and the rod of men, and with the stripes of the chil set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that dren of men : David had pitched for it: and David offered

burnt- 15But niy mercy shall not depart away from him, offerings and peace-offerings before the Lord. as I took it fromSaul, whom I put away before thee.

18 And as soon as David had made an end ofoffer- 16 And thy house and thy kingdom shall be ing burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, he bless- established for ever before thice: thy throne shall ed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts. be established for ever. 19 Aud he dealt among all the people, even among 17 According to all these words, and according to the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the wo- all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David. men as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a 18 ? Then went king David in, and sat before good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the Lord, and he said, Who am , O LORD God ? the people departed every one to his house. and what is my house, that thou hast brought

2011 Then David returned to bless his house-me hitherto ? hold. And Michal the daughter of Saul came 19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, cut to meet David, and said, How glorious was O LORD God; but thou hast spoken also of thy the king of Israel to-day, who uncovered hiinself servant's house for a great while to come. And to-day in the eyes of the handmaids of his ser-lis this the manner of man, O LORD God? vants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly 20 And what can David say more unto thee ? uncovereth himself!

for thou, LORD God, knowest thy servant. 21 And David said unto Michal, It was before 21 For thy word's sake, and according to thine the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and own heart, hast thou done all these great things, before all his house, to appoint mc ruler over the to make thy servant know them. play LORD.

there is none like thee, neither is there any God 22 Ánd I will yet be more vile than thus, and besides thee, according to all that we have heard will be base in inine own sight: and of the inaid- with our ears.

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David's chief officers 23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy| 14 | And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout people, even like Israel, whom God went to re-all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom deem for a people to himself, and to make him became David's servants. And the Lord prea name, and to do for you great things and terri- served David whithersoever he went. ble, for thy land, before thy people which thou 15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations executed judgment and justice unto all his people. and their gods?

16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; 24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy peo- and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; ple Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and 17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimethou, Lord, art become their God.

lech the son of Abiathar, were the priests, and 25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou Seraiah was the scribe; hast spoken concerning thy servant, and con- 18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada ris oper cerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as both the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and in .ou hast said.

vid's sons were chiet rulers. 26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, say

CHAP. IX. ing, The Lord of hosts is the God over Israel : David's kindness to Mephibosheth. and let

the house of thy servant David be estab- ANPbea wid said: Is there yet any that is len 27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, kindness for Jonathan's sake ? hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant thee a house : therefore hath thy servant found whose name was Ziba. And when they had in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. called him unto David, the king said unto him,

28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, Art thou Ziba ? And he said, Thy servant is he. and thy words be true, and thou hast promised 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the this goodness unto thy servant:

house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of 29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, house of thy servant, that it may continue for Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. ever before thee: for thou, O LORD God, hast 4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? spoken it : and with thy blessing let the house And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the of thy servant be blessed for ever.

house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar. CHAP. VIII.

5 1 Then king David sent, and fetched him out David subdueth the Philistines. of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Apacter this

, its came to pass that David Lo-debar, sniote the Philistines, and subdued them : 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on of the Philistines.

bis face, and did reverence. And David said, 2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy a line, casting thein down to the ground; even servant ! with two lines measured he to put to death, and 7 IT And David said unto him, Fear not: for I with one full line to kcep alive. And so the Moab- will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy ites became David's servants, and brought gifts. father's sake, and will restore thee all the land

3 | David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Re- of Saul thy father, and thou shalt eat bread at hob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his my table continually. border at the river Euphrates.

8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy 4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thou- dead dog as I am? sand footmen: and David houghed all the cha- 911 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, riot-horses, but reserved of them for a hundred and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's chariots.

son all that pertained to Saul, and to all his house. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came !0 10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy sersuccour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew vants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt of the Syrians two and twenty thousand inen. bring in the fruits that thy master's son may have

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damas- food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son cus: and the Syrians became servants to David, shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved Da had fifteen sons and iwenty servants. vid whithersoever he went.

11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to 7 And David took the shields of gold that were all that my lord the king hath commanded his on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephito Jerusalem.

bosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, 8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of as one of the king's sons. lladadezer, kingDavid took exceeding much brass. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose

91 When Toi king of Hamath heard that Da- name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house vid had sritten all the host of Hadadezer, of Ziba ucre servants unto Mephibosheth.

10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem : for he to salute him, and to bless him, becanse he had did eat continually at the king's table; and was fouglit against Hadadezer, and smitten him: (for lame on both his feet. Hadadezer had wars with Toi.) And Joram

CHAP. X. brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels David's messengers ill-treated. of vessels of brass

came to pass after this, that the king LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedi- his son reigned in his stead. cated of all nations which he subdued ;

2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto 12 of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort and of the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob, king him by the hand of his servants for his father. of Zobah.

And David's servants came into the land of the 13 And David gat him a name when he returned children of Ammon. from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of Salt, 3 And the princes of the children of Ammon being eighteen thousand men

said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that


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