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David pursueth the Amalekites, 69 Then Achish called David, and said 7 And David said to Abiathar the

unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring cir. 1956. i 2 Sam. 3. hast been upright, and 'thy going out and me hither the ephod. And_Abiathar ech. 13.6,9 25. Kings thy coming in with me in the host is good brought thither the ephod to David.

in my sight: for * I have not found evil in 8 And David enquired at the LORD, fch. 23. 24

thee since the day of thy coming unto me saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? 1 Heb. Chor unto this day: nevertheless fthe lords shall I overtake them ? And he answered in the cues of favour thee not.

him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely over7 Wherefore now return, and go in take them, and without fail recover all. peace, that thou + displease not the lords 9 So David went, he and the six of the Philistines.

hundred men that were with him, and 8 And David said unto Achish, But came to the brook Besor, where those what have I done? and what hast thou that were left behind stayed.

found in thy servant so long as I have 10 But David pursued, he and four Monteleone been t with thee unto this day, that I hundred men: "for two hundred abode 8

may not go fight against the enemies of behind, which were so faint that they
my lord the king?

could not go over the brook Besor.
9 And Achish answered and said to 11 And they found an Egyptian in the

David, I know that thou art good in my field, and brought him to David, and gave 17. Samalla sight, 1 as an angel of God: notwithstand-him bread, and he did eat; and they

ing the princes of the Philistines have made him drink water;
said, He shall not go up with us to the 12 And they gave him a piece of a
battle.

cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins:
10 Wherefore now rise up early in the and when he had eaten, his spirit came . So Juda
morning with thy master's servants that again to him: for he had eaten no bread, 14. 17.
are come with thee: and as soon as ye nor drunk any water, three days and three
be up early in the morning, and have nights.
light, depart.

13 And David said unto him, To whom 11 So David and his men rose up early belongest thou? and whence art thou?

to depart in the morning, to return into And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, na tem. 4. the land of the Philistines. "And the servant to an Amalekite; and my master Philistines went up to Jezreel.

left me, because three days agone I fell CHAP. XXX.

sick. I The Amalekites spoil Ziklag. 7 David

14 We made an invasion upon the asking counsel is encouraged by God to pur south of the Cherethites, and upon the sue them. 11 By the means of a revived coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon kingroot Egyptian he is brought to the enemies, and the south of * Caleb; and we burned i Zeph. recovereth all the spoil. 22 David's law to divide the spoil equally between them that Ziklag with fire. fight and them that keep the stuff26 He 15 And David said to him, Canst thou 13 & 1513 sendeth presents to his friends.

bring me down to this company? And he his men were come to Ziklag on the wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into 9. Se her!5. third day, that the *Amalekites had in the hands of my master, and I will bring vaded the south, and Ziklag, and smit

thee down to this company. ten Ziklag, and burned

with fire; 16 And when he had brought him 2 And had taken the women captives, down, behold, they were spread abroad that were therein: they slew not any, upon all the earth, eating and drinking, Thess. 5 either great or small, but carried them and dancing, because of all the great spoil away, and went on their way.

that they had taken out of the land of 3 * So David and his men came to the the Philistines, and out of the land of city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; Judah. and their wives, and their sons, and their 17 And David smote them from the daughters, were taken captives. twilight even unto the evening of the Add their

4 Then David and the people that were next day; and there escaped not a man with him lifted up their voice and wept, of them, save four hundred young men, until they had no more power to weep. which rode upon camels, and fled.

5 And David's btwo wives were taken 18 And David recovered all that the

captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Amalekites had carried away: and Da¢ Exod. 17. Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. vid rescued his two wives.

6 And David was greatly distressed; 19 And there was nothing lacking to Heb.bitter

d18. 25. for the people spake of stoning him, be- them, neither small nor great, neither a Sam. 17.8. cause the soul of all the people was sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any

grieved, every man for his sons and for thing that they had taken to them: mDa_ - ver. 8 Minib

. 3. 17o himself in the Lord his God. est. In his daughters: but David encouraged vid recovered all.

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CHAP. XXXI.

The death of Saul and his sons. the herds, which they drave before those Jabesh-gilead, recovering the bodies by cir. 1956. other cattle, and said, This is David's

night, burn them at Jabesh, and mournfully cir. 1956.

bury their bones. spoil.

. dred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had from before the Philistines, and fell down made also to abide at the brook Besor: || slain in mount Gilboa. and they went forth to meet David, and

2 And the Philistines followed hard bch. 28.4. to meet the people that were with him: upon Saul and upon his sons; and the

and when David came near to the people, Philistines slewo Jonathan, and Abinadab, 4 ch.14.49 Or, asked he || saluted them.

and Melchi-shua, Saul's sons. 22 ( Then answered all the wicked men 3 And the battle went sore against a See 2 Sam. de and men of Belial

, of those that went. Saul, and the t archers thit him; and he has i dodę, 19 with David, and said, Because they went was sore wounded of the archers. Heb. men. not with us, we will not give them ought of 4 Then said Saul unto his armour- Heb.

the spoil that we have recovered, save to bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me
every man his wife and his children, that through therewith; lest these uncir- 9.54.
they may lead them away, and depart. cumcised come and thrust me through, 15.2.4.6. &

23 Then said David, Ye shall not do and || abuse me. But his armourbearer 10r, mock
so, my brethren, with that which the would not; & for he was sore afraid.
LORD hath given us, who hath preserved | Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell is.
us, and delivered the company that came upon it.
against us into our hand.

6 And when his armourbearer saw
24 For who will hearken unto you in that-Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon
See Noble. this matter? but Pas his part is that go- his sword, and died with him.
* 2 Mac. eth down to the battle, so shall his part 6 So Saul died, and his three sons,

be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall and his armourbearer, and all his men,
part alike.

that same day together.
25 And it was so from that day + for 7 | And when the men of Israel that
ward, that he made it a statute and an were on the other side of the valley, and
ordinance for Israel unto this day. they that were on the other side Jordan,

26 And when David came to Ziklag, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that
he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook
Judah, even to his friends, saying, Be- the cities, and fed; and the Philistines

hold a + present for you of the spoil of came and dwelt in them. Gen. 3.11. the enemies of the LORD;

8 I And it came to pass on the mor27 To them which were in Beth-el, and row, when the Philistines came to strip q Josh. 19 & to them which were in south Ramoth, the slain, that they found Saul and his ? Josh. 15 and to them which were in 'Jattir,

three sons fallen in mount Gilboa. 28 And to them which were in Aroer, 9 And they cut off his head, and stripand to them which were in Siphmoth, and ped off his armour, and sent into the land to them which were in + Eshtemoa, of the Philistines round about, to 'publish ja Sam. 1.

29 And to them which were in Rachal, it in the house of their idols, and among

and to them which were in the cities of the people. << c. 19. "the Jerahmeelites, and to them which 10 *And they put his armour in the 1 Judg. 2. 13. Jule. L. 16 were in the cities of the 'Kenites, house of Ashtaroth: and “they fastened my Sam. 21. ylee 117 30 And to them which were in 'Hor- his body to the wall of " Beth-shan.

mah, and to them which were in Chor 11 [ °And when the inhabitants of ... Judg. i.

ashan, and to them which were in Athach, Jabesh-gilead heard || of that which the och. 11. 3, Joh 14 31 And to them which were in 'Hebron, Philistines had done to Saul;

| Or, con and to all the places where David himself 12 P All the valiant men arose, and cerning him. and his men were wont to haunt. went all night, and took the body of Saul ” Seech...

and the bodies of his sons from the wall 2 Sam. 2. 40 CHAP. XXXI.

of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and a Chron, I Saul having lost his army, and his sons burnt them there.

slain, he and his armourbearer kill them-
selves. 7 The Philistines possess the for-

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THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL,

OTHERWISE CALLED,
THE SECOND BOOK OF THE KINGS.
CHAP. I.

And he answered, I am the son of a
1 The Amalekite, who brought tidings of the stranger, an Amalekite.

overthrow, and accused himself of Sauls 14 And David said unto him, "How
death, is slain. 17 David lamenteth Saul wast thou not afraid to "stretch forth 8.
and Jonathan with a song.

thine hand to destroythe LORD's anointed?
TOW it came to pass after the death
15 And David called one of the young 8.103

. is of Saul, when David was returned men, and said, Go near, and fall upon 1 ch.4.10.12 1 Sam. 3o. from a the slaughter of the Amalekites, him. And he smote him that he died.

and David had abode two days in Ziklag; 16 And David said unto him, " Thy - Sam. *.

2 It came even to pass on the third blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth 1 . b ch. 4. 10. day, that, behold, ba man came out of hath testified against thee, saying, I have a verde S Sam. 4. the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, slain the Lord's anointed.

and earth upon his head: and so it was, 17 I And David lamented with this
when he came to David, that he fell to lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan
the earth, and did obeisance.

his son:
3 And David said unto him, From * 18 ( Also he bade them teach the oi Sam. 31.
whence comest thou? And he said unto children of Judah the use of the bow:
him, Out of the camp of Israel am I behold, it is written Pin the book || of Josh. 10
escaped.

Jasher.)
4 And David said unto him, t How 19 The beauty of Israel is slain

upon I Sams. 16. went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. thy high places: 'how are the mighty

And he answered, That the people are fallen !
fled from the battle, and many of the 20 * Tell it not in Gath, publish it not one
people also are fallen and dead; and Saul in the streets of Askelon; lest 'the daugh- see Judg. is.
and Jonathan his son are dead also. ters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the See Exod.

5 And David said unto the young man daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. 11. 29 Jade. that told him, How knowest thou that 21 Ye "mountains of Gilboa, 'let there i Sam. 18. 6 Saul and Jonathan his son be dead? be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon *

6 And the young man that told him you, nor fields of offerings: for there the Sam. 31

said, As I happened by chance upon shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, iso Jadęs di Sam. 31. d mount Gilboa, behold, «Saul leaned the shield of Saul, as though he had not be e See 1 Sam. upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and been 'anointed with oil. horsemen followed hard after him.

22 From the blood of the slain, from 7 And when he looked behind him, the fat of the mighty, 'the bow of Jona- ! 1Sam.184 he saw me, and called unto me. And I than turned not back, and the sword of answered, † Here am I.

Saul returned not empty. 8 And he said unto me, Who art 23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and thou? And I answered him, I am an Ipleasant in their lives, and in their death 1.0r, serei. Amalekite.

they were not divided: they were swifter 9 He said unto me again, Stand, I pray than eagles, they were stronger than lions. Judy. 14. thee, upon me, and slay me: for || anguish 24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over

is come upon me, because my life is yet Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with coat hinder whole in me.

other delights, who put on ornaments of
10 So I stood upon him, and slew gold upon your apparel.
Judg.9.54. him, because I was sure that he could 25 How are the mighty fallen in the

not live after that he was fallen: and I midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou
took the crown that was upon his head, wast slain in thine high places.
and the bracelet that was on his arm, and 26 I am distressed for thee, my bro-
have brought them hither unto my lord. ther Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou

11 Then David took hold on his been unto me: “thy love to me was won-
03. 3:31. clothes, and 6 rent them; and likewise all derful, passing the love of women.
the men that were with him:

27 How are the mighty fallen, and
12 And they mourned, and wept, and the weapons of war perished !
fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jona-

CHAP. II.
than his son, and for the people of the
LORD, and for the house of Israel; be- 1 David, by God's direction, with his company

goeth up to Hebron, where he is made king
cause they were fallen by the sword.

of Judah. 5 He commendeth them of Ja13 I Ånd David said unto the young besh-gilead for their kindness to Saul. 8 man that told him, Whence art thou? Abner maketh Ish-bosheth king of Israel.

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CHAP. II.

Asahel slain by Abner. 12 A mortal skirmish between twelve of number twelve of Benjamin, which per. c Refers to CHRIST Abner's and twelve of Joab's men. 18

tained to Ish-bosheth the son of Saul,

and
Asahel is slain. 25 At Abner's motion
Joab soundeth a retreat. 32 Asahel's burial, twelve of the servants of David.

16 And they caught every one his felDavid enquired of the LORD, say- his fellow's side; so they fell down toge*.98 30ing, Shall I go up into any of the cities ther: wherefore that place was called

of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, | Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon. That is

Go up. And David said, Whither shall 17 And there was a very sore battle strong men. b. Sam. 22 I go up?

And he said, Unto Hebron. that day; and Abner was beaten, and

2 So David went up thither, and his the men of Israel, before the servants of ikings. n. ctwo wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreel- David.

itess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the Car 18 | And there were "three sons of . Chron. melite.

Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and 3 And d his men that were with him Asahel: and Asahel was oas light tof Chron. iz. did David bring up, every man with his foot +Pas a wild roe.

houshold: and they dwelt in the cities of 19 And Asahel pursued after Abner; 4 Heb. a. Hebron.

and in going he turned not to the right 4"And the men of Judah came, and hand nor to the left + from following the pield.

there they anointed David king over the Abner. cir. 1056 house of Judah. And they told David, 20 Then Abner looked behind him, & 8. + 11 Sam. 31. saying, That 'the men of Jabesh-gilead and said, Art thou Asahel? And he an- ajter abuer. were they that buried Saul.

swered, I am.
5 ( And David sent messengers unto 21 And Abner said to him, Turn thee

the men of Jabesh-gilead, and said unto aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and Ruth 2, za them, "Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye lay thee hold on one of the young men,

have shewed this kindness unto your lord, and take thee his || armour. But Asahel Jor; spoilo

even unto Saul, and have buried him. would not turn aside from following of 2 Tim. 1. 6 And now the LORD shew kindness him.

and truth unto you: and I also will re 22 And Abner said again to Asahel,
quite you this kindness, because ye have Turn thee aside from following me:
done this thing.

wherefore should I smite thee to the 7 Therefore now let your hands be ground? how then should I hold up my lehetetlen beyler strengthened, and † be ye valiant: for face to Joab thy brother?

your master Saul is dead, and also the 23 Howbeit he refused to turn aside:
house of Judah have anointed me king wherefore Abner with the hinder end of
over them.

the spear smote him 'under the fifth rib, 4 ch. 3. 27. i 1 Sam. 14 8 I But · Abner the son of Ner, cap- that the spear came out behind him; and 10.

Heb. the tain of + Saul's host, took || Ish-bosheth he fell down there, and died in the same but search the son of Saul, and brought him over place: and it came to pass, that as many to Mahanaim;

as came to the place where Asahel fell
9 And made him king over Gilead, down and died stood still.
2&232 and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, 24 Joab also and Abishai pursued after

and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, Abner: and the sun went down when
and over all Israel.

they were come to the hill of Ammah,
10 Ish-bosheth Saul's son was forty that lieth before Giah by the way of the
years old when he began to reign over wilderness of Gibeon.
Israel, and reigned two years. But the 25 | And the children of Benjamin
house of Judah followed David.

gathered themselves together after Abner,
11 And the t time that David was and became one troop, and stood on the
* Heb een king in Hebron over the house of Judah top of an hill.
ber of days was seven years and six months.

26 Then Abner called to Joab, and 12 F And Abner the son of Ner, and the said, Shall the sword devour for ever? servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, knowest thou not that it will be bitterwent out from Mahanaim to Gibeon. ness in the latter end? how long shall it,

13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and be then, ere thou bid the people return

the servants of David, went out, and met from following their brethren? : Hebra t together by " the pool of Gibeon: and 27 And Joab said, As God liveth, una Jergi. 12. they sat down, the one on the one side of less "thou hadst spoken, surely then + in prov.7414.

the pool, and the other on the other side the morning the people had I gone up the babyforum of the pool.

every one from following his brother. 14 Ånd Abner said to Joab, Let the 28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the way. young men now arise, and play before people stood still, and pursued after Isus. And Joab said, Let them arise. rael no more, neither fought they any 15 Then there arose and went over by more.

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Abner revolteth to David 29 And Abner and his men walked all | except, ' as the Lord hath sworn to David, colorist cir. 1053. that night through the plain, and passed even so I do to him;

over Jordan, and went through all Bith 10 To translate the kingdom from the i. Sam. 15. ron, and they came to Mahanaim. house of Saul, and to set up the throne 12. & 28. 1;.

30 1 And Joab returned from follow- of David over Israel and over Judah, Chron. 12. ing Abner: and when he had gathered all from Dan even to Beer-sheba. the people together, there lacked of Da 11 And he could not answer Abner a Kings 4.25 vid's servants nineteen men and Asahel. word again, because he feared him.

31 But the servants of David had smit 12 T And Abner sent messengers to ten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the that three hundred and threescore men land? saying also, Make thy league with died.

me, and, behold, my hand shall be with 32 1 And they took up Asahel, and thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee. buried him in the sepulchre of his father, 13 | And he said, Well; I will make a which was in Beth-lehem. And Joab and league with thee: but one thing I require his men went all night, and they came of thee, † that is, 'Thou shalt not see my 1. Heb. saya to Hebron at break of day.

face, except thou first bring Michal CHAP. III.

Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see

face.

my
I During the war David still wareth stronger.
2 Six sons were born to him in Hebron. 6

14 And David sent messengers to Ish-
Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth, 12 re bosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my
volteth to David. 13 David requireth a wife Michal, which I espoused to me " for
condition to bring him his wife Michal. 17 an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.
Abner, having communed with the Israel-
ites, is feasted by David, and dismissed. 22

15 And Ish-bosheth sent, and took her
Joab, returning from battle, is displeased from her husband, even from Phaltiel
with the king, and killeth Abner. 28 David the son of Laish.
curseth Joab, 31 and mourneth for Abner. , 16 And her husband went with her

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house of Saul and the house of Da- | Then said Åbner unto him, Go, return. p ch. 15 16 vid: but David waxed stronger and And he returned. stronger, and the house of Saul waxed 17 | And Abner had communication weaker and weaker.

with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought 29 And "unto David were sons born for David tin times past to be king over het both

in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, you: b 1 Sam. 25. bof Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

18 Now then do it: ' for the LORD 1 Or, Daniel, 3 And his second, || Chileab, of Abi- hath spoken of David, saying, By the Chron. 3.1. gail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; hand of my servant David I will save

and the third, Absalom the son of Maa- my people Israel out of the hand of the

cah the daughter of Talmai king of Philistines, and out of the hand of all o 1 Sam. 97; Geshur;

their enemies. 4 And the fourth, 4 Adonijah the son 19 And Abner also spake in the ears of of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak in Chron. son of Abital;

in the ears of David in Hebron all that
5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah seemed good to Israel, and that seemed
David's wife. These were born to David good to the whole house of Benjamin.
in Hebron.

20 So Abner came to David to He.
6 1 And it came to pass, while there bron, and twenty men with him. And
was war between the house of Saul and David made Abner and the men that
the house of David, that Abner made were with him a feast.
himself strong for the house of Saul. 21 And Abner said unto David, I will

7 And Saul had a concubine, whose arise and go, and 'will gather all Israel - ver. 13, 12. name was ® Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: unto my lord the king, that they may

and Ish-bosheth said to Abner, Where- make a league with thee, and that thou f ch. 16. 21. fore hast thou 'gone in unto my father's mayest treign over all that thine heart Kings 51. concubine?

desireth. And David sent Abner away; 8 Then was Abner very wroth for the and he went in peace. Deut.

23. words of Ish-bosheth, and said, Am I a 22 | And, behold, the servants of Da-
1.15.
ch.9 dog's head, which against Judah do shew vid and Joab came from pursuing a troop,

kindness this day unto the house of Saul and brought in a great spoil with them:
thy father, to his brethren, and to his but Abner was not with David in He-
friends, and have not delivered thee into bron; for he had sent him away, and he
the hand of David, that thou chargest was gone in peace.
me to day with a fault concerning this 23 When Joab and all the host that
woman?

was with him were come, they told Joab,
9 "So do God to Abner, and more also, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the

end the third
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h Ruth 1.17. 1 Kings 19.9.

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