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which were so faint that (ney could not go to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth over the brook Besor :)

by the stuff: they shall part alil e. 11 And they found' an Egyptian in the 25 And it was so, from that day forward, field, and brought him to David, and gave that lie made it a statute and an ordinance bim bread, and he did eat; and they made for Israel unto this day, him drink water.

26 9 And wlien David came to Ziklag, he 12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judaiı,

eren figs, and iwo clusters of raisins : and when to his friends, saying, Behold a present for he had eaten, his spirit came again to him ; you of the spoil of the enemies of the LORD; for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any 27 To them which were in Beth-el, and to waler, tlıree days and tiree niglits. them which were in south Ramo!!:, and to

13 And David said unto him, To whom them which were in Jauir, belongest thou ? and whence art thou? And 28 And to them which were in Aroer, and he said, I am a young man or Egypt, ser- 10 them which were in Siplimoth, and 10 van! to an Amalekite; and my master left them which were in Esblemoa, nie, because three days agone I fell sick. 29 And to them which were in Rachal,

14 We made an invasion upon the south of and to them which were in the cities of the the Cherethites, and upon the coust which Jeralıncelites, and to them which were in the belongeth to Judah, and upon the souin od cities of the Keniles, Culeb ; and we burnt Ziklag with fire. 30 And to them which were in Hormah,

15 And David said to him, Canst thousand to them which zrere in Chor-ashan, and bring me down to this company? And he to them which were in Athaclı, said, Swear unto me lvy God, that thou will 31 And to them which were in Hebron, neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands and to all the places where David binseli of my master, and I will bring thee down to and his men were wont to haunt. this company


0I behold, they were spread abroad upon all the rael; and the men of Israel fied from earili, eating and drmking: and dancing: before the Philistines, and fell down slain in because of all the great spoil that they liad mount Gilboa. taken out of the land of the Philistines, and 2 And the Philistines followed bard upon. out of the land of Judalı.

Saul and upon his song; and the Philistines 17 And David smote them from the twi- slew Jonathan, and Abinadah, and Melchi. liglie even unto the evening of the next day: shua, Saul's sons. and there escaped not a man of them, save 3 And the battle went sore against Sanl, four hundred young men, whichi rode upon and the archers hit liim; and he was soré camels, and fled.

wounded of the archers. 18 And David recovered all that thic Ama 4 Then said Saul unto his armour-bearer, lekites had carried away; and David res- Draw thy sword, and thrust me through cued his two wives.

therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and 19 And there was nothing lacking to them, thrust me through, and abuse ine. But bis neither small nor greai, neither sons nor armour-bearer would not; for he was sore daugliters, neither spoil, nor any thing that afraid : therefore Saul took a sword, and fell they had taken to them: David recoverer all. upon il.

20 And David took all the Rocks and the 5 And when his armour-bearer sau that nerds, which they drave before those other Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his caule, and said, This is David's spoil. sword, and died with him.

211 And David caine to the iwo hundred 0 So Saul died, and his three sons, and mon, which were so fain! that they could nou his armour-bearer, and all his men, that follow David, whom they had made also 10 same day together. abide at the brook Besor; and they went 7 1 And when the men of Israel that were forili to meet David, and 10 meet the people on the other side of the valley, and they dias that were with him: and wher David came were on the other side Jordan, saw wat tie near lo he penple, he saluted them. men of Israel fled, and that saw and his si):18

2 Thien answered all the wicked men, were dead, they forsook the cities, and Hed, and men of Belial, of those that went with and the Philistines canze and dwell in theni David, and said, Because they went not witin 3 1 And it came to pass on the morrow, us, :ve will not give them ought of the spoil when the Philistines come lo strip the slain, that we have recovered, save to every man that they found Saul and liis cree sons fallhis wife and his children, that they may lead en in mount Gilboa. them away, and depart.

9 And they cut of his licad, and stripped 23 Then said Daviu, Yesliall not do so, my loff his armoir, and sent into the land of the brethreu, with that which the LORD latlıgiven Philistines round about, to publish it in the us, who bat preserved us, and delivered house of their idols, and ainong the people. the company that came against us, iuto our 10 Avd they put liis armour in the house hand.

of Aslıtaroth; and they fastened his body 24 For who will bearken unto you in this to the wall of Beth-sian.

gilrad heard of that which the Plailistines shan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them had clone to Saul,

there. 12 All the valiant inen arose. and went all 1° And they took their bones, and buried night, and took the holy of Saul, and the ther, under a iree at Jahesh, and fastec seven bodies of his sons, from the wall of Bedli- days.


1 The Second Book of SAMUEL, otherwise called,

The Second Book of the KINGS.

men, and said, Go near, anal fall upon him. TOW it came to pass, after the death of Ind he smo!e him that he died.

Saul, wlien David was returned from 15 And David said unto him, Thy blood the slauglicer of the Amalekites, and Dir- be upon thy brad: for thy mouth bath testiid bad abinie iwo days in Ziklag; fied against thee, saying; I have slain the

2li carne even to pass on the third dayillial. Loru's anointed. lehold. a man caine out of the cainp from 171 And David lamented with this lamenSaul, with liis clothes rent, and earth upon tation over Saul, and over.Jonatlian his son: his leadi: and so it was when he came to 18 (Also he bade them teach the childres David, that he fell to the earth, and did obei- of Judah the use of the bow : behold, it is

written in the book of Jasber:) 3 And David said unto him. From wlience 19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy mest thou ? And he said unto him, Out of high places; how are the mighty fallen! the camp of Israel am lescaped.

20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in 4 And David said unovim. How went the the streels of Askelon ; lesi the daugliters of matter: I pray thee, tell me. And he answer- the Phili-tines rejoice, lest the daugi.lers of edi, Thalilip people are tied from the battle, the uncircumcised triumph. and inany of the people also are fallen and 21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there le no deall; and Saul and Jonathan liis son are dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor dead also.

fields of offerings : for there the shield of the 5 And David said un!o the young man inighey is vilely cast away, the sliield of Saul, that told him, How knowest thou that Saul as though he had not been anointed with oil. and Jonathan his son be dead?

22 Froin the blood of the slain, from the fat 6. And the young man that told him said, of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned As I happened by chance upon mount Gil- not hack, and the sword of Saul returned doa. Behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; not empty: And, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed 23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and hard after him.

pleasant in their lives, and in their death 7 And when he looked behind him, be they were nos divided: they were swifter saw me, and called, unlo me; and 1 an- than eagles, they were stronger than lions. swered, Here am I.

24 Ye daughters of Israel, weepover Saul, 8 And he said unto me, Who art thou who clothed you in scarlet, with other deAnd I answered him, I am an Amalekite. lights, who put on ornaments of gold upon

9 He said unto me again, Stand, I pray your apparel. thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is 25 Hlow are the mighty fallen in the midst come upon me, because iny life is yet whole of the battle ! 0 Jonathan, thou wust slain in

thiye high places. 10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, be 26 I am distressed for thee, my brother cause I was sure that he could not live after Jonathan; very pleasant last thou been that he was fallen : and I took the crown that unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, was upon his head, and thie bracelet that was passing the love of women. on bis arm, and have brought thein hither 27 How are the mighty fallen, and the unto my lord.

weapons of war perished ! u 1 Then David took hold on his clothes,

CHAP. I. and rent them; and likewise all the men Wat were with him.

AND it came to pass after this, that Da.

vid enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall 12. And they mourned and wept, and fast. I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And ed unil even for Saul, and for Jonathan bisthe Lord said unto him, Go up. And Dabon, and for the people of the LORI, and for vid said, Whither shalll go up. And he said, ebe house wil.srael; because they were fallen Cinto Hebron. by ine sweru.

2 So David went up thither, and his two 13. I And David said unto the young man wives also, Ahinc am the Jezreelitess, and that told him, Whence are thou ? Anu lie an- Abigail, Nabal's wife, the Carmelite, swered, I am the son of a stranger, an Ama 3 And his nen that were with lim did Da. lekile.

vid bring up, every inan with his household, 1+ And David said unto him, How wast and they dwell in the cities of Hebron. thou not afraid to stretch for thine hand to 4 And the men of Judah came, and there destroy the LORD's anointed!

they anointed David king over the house of 15 And David called one of the young Judah. And they told David, lying, Thal

in me.


the men of Jabesh-gilead were they that} 23 Howbeit le refused to turn aside: buried Saul.

fore Ihner, with the hinder end of the

pear. 51 And David sent messengers unto the sinote him wder the fifth rib, that the spear men of Jabesh-gilead, and said unto them, came out behind him; and he fell down there, Blessed be ye of the Lorn, that ye bave and died in the same place: and it cane ió shewed this kindness unto your lord, even pass. that as many as came to the place unlo Saul, and have buried him.

where Asaliel rell down and died stood still 6 And now the Lord shew kindness and 24 Joab also and Abislai puisurd alier truth unto you: and I also will requite you this Abner: and the sun went down whin they kindness. Tecause ye have done this iling. were come to the hill of Animal, il at lie!h

7 Therefore now let your hands be strength. before Giah, by the way of the wilderness of eped, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul Gibeon. is dend. and also the house of Judah have 25 And the children of Benjamin gathered Anointed me king over them.

themselves together after Abner, and became 89 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of one tronp, ard stood on the top of an lill. Saul's host, took Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, 26 Tlen Abner called to Joab.and said, Shall and brought him over to Mananaim; the sword devour for ever? k nowest thou nok

9 And he made him king over Gilead, and that it will be bitterness in the latter end :
over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and how long shall it be then ere thou bid the peo.
over F.plıraim, and over Benjamin, and over! ple return from following their brethren ?
all Israel.

27 And Joab said. As God liveth, unles
10 Ish-bosbeth, Saul's son, iras forty years thou had spoken, surely then in the morning
old when he began to reign over Israel, and the people had gone up every one from for-
reigned two years : but the house of Juda: lowing bis brotier.
followed David.

8 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all tie 11 (And the time that David was king in people stood still, and pursued alter Israel nc Hebron over the house of Judah was seven more, neither fought they any more. years and six months.)

29 And Aliner and his men walked all that 12 1 And Abner the son of Ner, and the nigiit through the plain, and passed over Jor. servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, went dan, and went througli all Bithron, and they out from Malianaim to Gibeon.

came to Mahanaim. IS And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the 30 1 And Joab returned from following servants of David, went out, and met toge - Abner : and when he had gathered all the ther by the pool of Gibeon: and they sat people together, there lacked or David's serdown, the one on the one side of the pool, vants nineteen men and Asahel. and the other on the other side of the pool. 31 But the servants of David bad sinitten

14 And Abner said :o Joal), Let the young of Benjamin, and of Abrer's men, so that men now arise and play before us. Andjebree and threescore men died. Joab said, Let them arise.

32 1 And they took up Asahel and bmied 15 Then there arose, and went over hy num- lum in the sepulchre of his father, which ber, twelve of Benjamin, which perlained 10 was in Beth-lehem: and Joah and his men Ish-hosheth, the son of Saul, and twelve or went all night, and they came to Hebron at the servants of David.

break of day. 16 And they caught every one his fellow

CHAI. III. low's side; so they fell down together: , NO.Wlers.wasa hores a car between the

house of Saul and the house of David: wherefore that place was called Helkath- but David waxed stronger and stronger, and bazzurim, which is in Gibeon,

the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker. 17 And there was a very sore battle that 2 . And unto David were sons born in day: and Abner was beaten, and he men of Hebron : and luis first-born was Amnon, of Israel, before the servants of David. Abinoam the Jezreelitess;

18 And there were three sons ct Zeruialı 3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asabel : and wife of Nabal the Carmelite, and the third, Azadel ras as light of foot as a wild roe. Absalom, the son of Maacal, the daughter of

19 And Asaliel pursued after Abner; and Talmai, king of Geslur ; in going he turned not to the right hand nor 4 And the fourti, Adonijalı, the son of to the left from following Abner.

Haggith; and the fifth, Shepliatial, the son 20 Thea Abnerlooked behind hiin,and said, of Abital : Are thou Asahel? And he answered, I am 5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah, David's

21 Aud Abner said to him, Turn theel wife. These were born to David in Hebron aside to thy right hand or to th; lelt, and lay 69 And it came to pass, while there was thee hold on one of the young men, and lake war between the house of Saul and the house thee his armour. But Asahel would not turn of David, Niat Abner made himself strong for aside from following of liin.

the house of Saul. 2 And Abner said again to Asaliel, Turn 7 And Saul iad a concubine, wliose naine thee aside from following me : wherefore tras Rizpalı, the caughter of Aiah : and Ishshou!d I smite thee to the ground ? how then bosheth said to Abuer, Wherefore hast thou

with him were come, they told Joah, saying I AND wlien Saul's son neard that Abner

8 Then was Abner very wruth for the words Abner the son of Ner came to the king, ana of Ish-bosheth, and said, Am I a dog's heaul, he hath sent him away, and he is gone in whics against Judali do shew kindness this peace. day unto the house of Saul thy father, to lis 24 Then Joab came to the king, and said, brotiren, and to his friends, and have not What hast thou done? behold, Åbner came delivered thee into the hand of David, that unto thee; why is it that Iliou hast sent him shou chargest me to-day with a fault con- away, and he is quite gone? cerning this woman?

25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, 9 So do God to Abner, and more also, ex. that he came to deceive thee, and to know cept, as the Lord hath sworn to David, even thy going out, and thy coming in, and to so I de to him.

kuow all that thou doest. 10 To translate the kingdom from the 26 And when Joab was come out from house of Saul, and 10 set up the throne or David, he sent messengers after Abner, David over Israel, and over Judah, from Dan which brought him again from the well of even to Beer-sheha.

Siiab : but David knew it not. 11 And he could not answer Abner a word 27 And when Abner was returned to He. again, because he seared him.

bron, Joab took him aside in die gate, to 12 1 And Abner sent messengers to David speak with him quietly; and smote him there on liis behals, saying, Whose is the land? sayounder the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood ing also, Make thy league with me, and, he-Jof Asahel his brother. hold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring 231 And afterward, when David heard it, about all Israel unto thee.

he said, I and my kingdom are guilless, he13 | And he said, Well; I will make a fore the Lord for ever from the blood of Ab. league with thee: but one thing I require off ner the son of Ner: thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, ex 29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on cept thou first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, all his father's house; and let there not fail when thou comest to see my face.

from the house of Joah one that hath an issue, 14 And David sent messengers to Ish-bosh- or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, etii, Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife or that falleth on the sword, or that lackein Michal, which I espoused to me for an hun- bread. dred foreskins of the Philistines.

30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew 15 And Ish-bosheth sent, and took her Abner, because he had slain their brother from her husband, even from Plaltiel the son Asahel at Gibeon in the battle. of Laish.

31 | And David said to Joab, and to all 16 And her husband went with her along the people that were with birn, Rend your weeping behind her to Baluriin. Then said clothies, and gird you with sackclot, and Abner unto him, Go, return. And he re- mourn before Abner. And king David himturned.

self followed the bier. 17 1 And Abner had communication with 32 And they buried Ahner in llebron : and the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the David in times past to be king over you. grave of Abner; and all the people wept.

18 Now theri do it: for the Lord hath 33 And the king lamented ovor Abner, and spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my said, Died Abner as a tool dieu? servant David I will save my people Israel 34 Thy hands were not bound, nor lliy feet out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of put into fetters: as a man falleth before wick the land of all their enemies.

ed men, so sallest thou.' And all the people 19 And Abner also spake in the ears of wept again over him. Beniamin : and Abuer went also to speak in 35 And when all the people came to cause the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed David to eat meat while it was yet day, Da good to Israel, and that secmed good to the vid swarc, saying, So do God to one, and whole house of Benjamin.

inore also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till O So Abner cainc 1o David 10 Hebron, the sun he down. and twenty men with him: and David marlel. 36 And all the people took notice of it, and Abner, and the men that were with him, a it pleased them; as whatsoever the kirg did feest.

pleased all the people. 2 And Abner said unto David, I will arise 37 for all the people, and all Israel underand go, and will gather all Israel unto my stood that day, that it was not of the king to lord the king, that they may make a league slay Abner the son of Ner. with thee, and that thou mayest reign over

38 And the king said unto his servants, all that iline heart desireth. And David sent Know ye not that there is a prince and a greai Abner away; and he went in peace. man fallen this day in Israel?

29 9 And, behold, the servants of David 39 And I am this day weak, though anoim. and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and ed king; and these men the sons of Zeruian brought in a great spoil with them : but Ab. be ton hard for me : the Lorn shall reward ner was not with David in Hebron ; for he the doer of evil according to his wickedness. vad sent him away, and he wasgone in peace.

CHAP. IV. 23 When Joab and all the host that was

was dead in Hebron, his bands were

feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled. league with them in Hebron before the

21 And Saul's son liad iwo mea that were LORD: and they anointeri David king over captains of hands; the name of the one uus Israel. Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, 41 David was thirty years old when he the sons or kunmon a Beeroil:ite, of the chil-begar lo reign; anu he reigned inty years, dren or Renjamin; (for Beeroth also was In Hebron he reigned over Judali seven reckoned to Berjainin;

years and six months; and in Jerusalem he 3 And the Beerothites ned to Gittzim, and reigned thirty and three years over all Israel were sciourners there until this day.) and Judah.

4 Arid.lonathan. Saul's son, had a son that 6 4 And the king and liis men went to Je. toas lanır of his feet. He was five years old rusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants when the living caine of Saul and Jonatian of the jard; which spake unto David, say: out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, ling, Except thou take away the blind and and Red: and it came to pass, as she made the lame, thou shall not come in hither : faste 10 Ree, that he tell, and became lame; thinning, David cannot come in hither. and his name uo8 Niephibosheth.

7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold 5 And the cons of Rimmoli the Beerothile, of Zion: the same is the city of David. Reclab and Baanalı, went, and came about 8 And David said on that day, Whosoever the beat of the day to the house of Ish-bosh-getieth up to the gutter, and smileti the Jecth, who lay on a bed at noon.

busites, and the lame and the blind, that are 6 And they came thither into the midst of hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and the house, as lhough they would have leich-luaplain. Wherefore they said, The blind ed wheai ; and they smole liim under the and the lame shall not come into the boire. filih rib: and Recliab and Baanah his bro 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called ther escaped.

lit, The city of David : and David built 7 For when they came into the liouse, le round about, from Miilo and inward. Jay on his bed in his bed chamber, and they 10 And David went on, and grew great ; mote him, and slew liim, and beheaded ard tbe LORD God of losis was with lim. him, and took his head, and gat them away

11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent mes through the plain all nigiil.

sengers to David, and cedar-trees, and car. & And they brought ille head of Ish-bost:- penters, and masons : and they built David eth unto David 1 lebron, and said 10 thielan house. king, Beliold the head of Ish-boshen the son 12 And David perceived that the LORD of Saul thiue evemy, which sought thy life ; had established bim king over Israel, and and the Lord halb avenged my lord the that he had exalted bis kingdom for his peoking this day of Saul, and of his seed. Iple Israel's sake.

91 And David answered Piechab and Baa 13 | And David took him more concu. nah lois brother, the sons of Rimmon the lines and wives out of Jerusalem, alter he Beerotliite, and said unto them, Asibe Lord was come from Hebron: and there were yet liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all sons and daughters born to David. milversity,

14 And these be the naines of those that 10 When one told me, saying, Behold, were born unto himn in Jerusalem ; ShamSaul is dead, (thinking to have brought mualı, and Shobab, and Nathan, and So. good lidinga) linok hold of him. and slew lumon, bim in Ziklag, who thought that I would 15 lbhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, bave given him a reward for luis tidings: and Japhia,

11 How much inore, wher. wicked inen 16 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Elihave siain a righteous persoy in his own phalet. bouse ujon bis bed ? shall I nol therefore 17 # But when the Philistines heard that Dow require leis blood of your land, and they had anointed David king over Israel, lake you away from the earth?

all the Philistines came up to seek David; 12 And David commanded his young men, and David heard of it, and went down to and they slew them, and cut off their bands the hold. and their feet, and hanged them up over the 19 The Philistines also came and spread pool in Hebron : but they took the head orjeliemselves in the valley of Rephaim. Ish-hosheth, and buried it in the sepulclire of 19 And David enquired of the LOR", say. Abner in Hebrou.

ing, Shall I go up io the Philis:ines ? wil CUAP. V.

thou deliver them into mine hand? And the WHEN came all the tribes of Israel to Da- Lord said unto David!, Gop; for I will

hold, we are tlıy bone and ihy fesii. hand.

2 Also in time past, wlien Saul was king 20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and over us, thou wasi be that leddest out and David smote them there, and said, The Lord broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to hath broken forth upon mine enemies helore thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and ine, as the breach of waters. Therefore lie thou shalt re a captain over Israel. called the paine of that place Baal-per azim

3 Se all the elders of Israel came to the 21 And there they let their images, and tieg lo llebron; and king David made a David and his men burnt them,

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