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be knit unto you ; but if [ye be come] to betray me to mine

enemies, seeing (there is) no wrong in mine hands, the God of 18 our fathers look (thereon,) and rebuke [it.] Then the spirit

came upon Amasai, (who was] chief of the captains, (and he said,] Thine [are we,] I)avid, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace [be] unto thee, and peace [be] to thine helpers ;

for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and 19 made them captains of the band. And there fell [some) of

Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against
Saul to battle : but they helped them not : for the lords of the

Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall 20 to his master Saul, to (the jeopardy of) our heads. As he went

to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad,

and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, 21 captains of the thousands that were] of Manasseh. And they

helped David against the band (of the rovers :) for they (were] 22 all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host. For

at [that] time day by day there came to David to help him,

until (it was) a great host, like the host of God. 23 And these [are) the numbers of the bands (that were) ready

armed to the war, [and] came to David to Hebron, to turn the

kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD, 24. The children of Judah that bare shield and spear (were) six 25 thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war. Of the

children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven 26 thousand and one hundred. Of the children of Levi four thou, 27 sand and six hundred And Jehoiada (was] the leader of the

Aaronites, and with him (were] three thousand and seven hun. 28 dred : And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his 29 father's house twenty and two captains. And of the children of

Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand : for hitherto the

greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul. 30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hơn,

dred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of 31 their fathers. And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thou.

sand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David 32 king. And of the children of Issachar, (which were men) that

had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to

do ; the heads of them (were] two hundred ; and all their 33 brethren (were] at their commandment. Of Zebulun, such as

went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war,

fifty thousand which could keep rank: (they were] not of double 34 heart. And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them 35 with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand. And of the

Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hun. 36 dred. And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in 37 war, forty thousand. And on the other side of Jordan, of the

Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh,

with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred 38 and twenty thousand. All these men of war, that could keep

rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king

over all Israel : and all the rest also of Israel (were) of one 39 heart to make David king. And there they were with David

three days, eating and drinking : for their brethren had prepared 40 for them. Moreover they that were nigh them, [even) unto

Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, [and] meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly : for (there was) joy in Israel.

CHAP. XIII.

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David, with great solemnity, fetches the ark from Kirjathjearim ;

Uzza being smitten for putting his hand to it, the ark is left at the house of Obededom. 1 ND David consulted with the captains of thousands and 2

all the congregation of Israel, If [it seem) good unto you, and (that it be] of the Lord our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, [that are) left in all the land of Israel, and with them (also) to the priests and Levites (which are] in

their cities (and) suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto 3 us : And let us bring again the ark of our God to us : for we 4 inquired not at it in the days of Saul. And all the congregation

said that they would do so : for the thing was right in the eyes 5 of all the people. So David gathered all Israel together, from

Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the 6 ark of God from Kirjathjearim. And David went up and all

Israel, to Baalah, (that is,] to Kirjathjearim, which [belonged} to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that

dwelleth (between] the cherubims, whose name is called (on it) 7. And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house 8 of Abinadab : and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. And David

and all Israel played before God with all (their) might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels,

and with cymbals, and with trumpets. 9 And when they came unto the threshing floor of Chidon,

Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark ; for the oxen stum10 bled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza,

and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark : and there 11 he died before God. And David was displeased, because the

Loro had made a breach upon Uzza : wherefore that place 12 is called Perezuzza to this day. And David was afraid of God

that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God (home) to 13 me? So David brought not the ark [home] to himself to the

city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the 14 Gittitę. And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed

edom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.

CHAP. XIV.

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An account of Hiram's kindness to David ; of David's felieity in

people, wives, and children ; and of his two victories. 1

OW Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David,

and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house. 2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king

over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of

his people Israel. 3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem : and David begat 4 more sons and daughters. Now these [are) the names of [his)

children which he had in Jerusalem ; Shammua, and Shobab, 5 Nathan, and Solomon, And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, 6 7 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, And Elishama, and Bee

liada, and Eliphalet. 8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed

king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. 9 And David heard (of it,) and went out against them. And the

Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Repha. 10 im. And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against

the Philistines, and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand ?

And the LORD said unto him, Go up ; for I will deliver them 11 into thine hand. So they came up to Baalperazim ; and David

smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters :

therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim, 12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a com13 mandment, and they were burned with fire. And the Philis14 tines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley. There

fore David inquired again of God ; and God said unto him, Go

not up after them ; turn away from them, and come upon them 15 over against the mulberry trees. And it shall be, when thou

shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees,

[that] then thou shalt go out to battle : for God is gone forth 16 before thee lo smite the host of the Philistines. David there.

fore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of 17 the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. And the fame of

David went out into all lands ; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.

CHAP. XV. David having prepared a place for the ark, orders it to be brought from

the house of Obededom ; which is performed with great demonstrations of joy; he is despised by Michal for dancing before it. 1 ND (David) made him houses in the city of David, and

prepared a place for the art of God, and pitched for it a

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2 tent. Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God

but the Levites : for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the 3 ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever. And David

gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark + of the LORD unto his place which he had prepared for it. And 5 David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites : Of

the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hun6 dred and twenty: Of the sons of Merari ; Asaiah the chief, 7 and his brethren two hundred and twenty : Of the sons of Ger:

shom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty: 8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemajah the chief, and his brethren 9 two hundred: Of the sons of Hebron ; Eliel the chief, and his 10 brethren four score : Of the sons of Uzziel ; Amminadab the 11 chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve. And David

called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites,

for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Ammina12 dab, And said unto them, Ye Care] the chief of the fathers

of the Levites : sanctify yourselves, [both] ye and your

brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the Lord God of 13 Israel unto (the place that] I have prepared for it. For because

ye (did it] not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach 14 upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. So

the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the 15 ark of the Lord God of Israel. And the children of the Levites

bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves there:

on, as Moses commanded, according to the word of the LORD. 16 And David spake te the chief of the Levites to appoint their

brethren (to be] the singers with instruments of music, psalte

ries, and harps, and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice 17 with joy. So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel ;

and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah ; and of the 18 sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Cushaiah ; And

with them their brethren of the second [degree,] Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Sheniramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eli

ab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiab, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, 19 and Mikneiah, and Obededoni, and Jeiel, the porters. So the

singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, [were appointed] to sound 20 with cymbals of brass ; And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemi

ramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and 21 Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth ; And Mattithiah, and

Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah,

with harps on the Sheminith to excel. 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, (was] for song : he in33 structed about the song, because he (was] skilful. And Bere24 chiah and Elkanah (were) doorkeepers for the ark. And She

baniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethancel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Elizar, the priests, did blow with the

trumpets before the ark of God : and Obededom and Jchiah 25 (were] doorkeepers for the ark. So David, and the elders

of Israel, and the saptains over thousands, went to bring up the

ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the house of Obededom 26 with joy. And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites

that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered 27 seven bullocks and seven rams. And David (was] clothed with a

robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the

singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers : 28 David also (had) upon him an ephod of linen. Thus all Israel

brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cym

bals, making a noise with psalteries and harps. 29 And it came to pass, [as] the ark of the covenant of the LORD

came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing : and she despised him in her heart.

CHAP. XVI.

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David's festival sacrifice, and liberality to the people; he appointeth o

band of singers and music to praise the Lord ; and the psalm of thanksgiving

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the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered 2 burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. And when

David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the

peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 3. And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to

every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon (of wine.]

And he appointed (certain] of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the 5 Lord God of Israel : Asaph the chief, and next to him Zecha

riah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and

Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries 6 and with harps ; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals ; Bena

iah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm) to thank 8 the LORD, into the hand of Asaph and his brethren. Give thanks

unto the LORD, call upon his name, make knows his deeds 9 among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk FO ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name : let 11 the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD 12 and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his mar

vellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments 13 of his mouth : Oye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of 14 Jacob his chosen ones. He [is] the Lord our God; his judg15 ments [are) in all the earth. Be ye mindful always of his cov

enant ; the word (which] he commanded to a thousand genera

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