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All the Edomites became Davidl's servants.;if the children of ammou be too strong fix This the LORD preserved David whitherso- tivee, then I will help thee. ever lie went.

13 Be of good courage, and let us behave 14 f So David reigned over all Israel, and ourselves valiantly, for ear people, and for executed judgment and justice among all his he cities of our God: and let the Lorrido people.

lat which is good in liis siglit. 15 And Joals the son of Zeruial: ras over !! So Joah, and the people that were with ibe host; and Jellosi pliat the son of Abiludnim, drew nigh before the Syrians unto the recorder;

battle ; and liey fled before him. !6 And Zadok 152 son of Ahitnh, and Abi 15 And when the children of Amurien polech the son of Abiular, were ilie priests; saw that the Syrians were lled, they likeus ise aul Shavsha uas ecribe ;

Hled before Abiskai liis brother, and priced 17 And Benaiah the son of Jelioiada wus into the city. Then Joab came to Jerale xer the Cheretites and the Peletites; and salein. ihe sons of David were chief about the king: 16 1 And when the Syrians saw that they CHAP. XIX.

were put to the worse before Israel, they hash the king of the childrer of Amnion that were beyond the river ; and Shopliach, died, and his so i reigned in his stead. the captain of the liost of Hadarezer, ueni

And David said, I will shew kindness before them. anto Hanun the son of Nahaslı, because liis 17 And it was told Darid; and lie gather fatlier shewed kindness to me. And David ed all Israel, and passed over Jordan, und bent messengers to comfort in concerning came upon thein, and set the lar:le in array sis fallier. So the servants of David came against them. So when David liad put thia mito the land of the children of Ammon to baule in array against the Syrians, they Hanun, lo comfort liim.

fought with him. 3 But the princes of the cluildren of Am 18 But the Syrians Aed before Israel: 01.07 non said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David David slew of the Syrians seven thousand Roth lonour thy father, that be liath sent men which fought in chariots, and forty tholle jomforters unto thee? are not his servants sand foo!men, and killed Shophach tlie cillin rome unto tiee for to search, and to over- tain of the host. wbrow, and to spy out the lard?

19 And when the servants of Hadarerer 4 Wherefore Hanun look David's servants, saw that they were put to the worse before ind shaved them, and cut off their garinents Israel, they made peace with David, and like a the midst, hard by their bullocks, and sent came his servants. neither would the Syrians dem away:

help the children of Ammon any inore. 5 Then there went certain, and told David

CHAP. XX. low the men were served and he sent to

' Deet them; (for the men were greatly vas expired, at the time that kings go

shamedl;) aniline king said, Tarry at Jericlio out to battle, Joab led forth the power of tho until your bearuis be grown, and then return. ariny, and wasted the country of the children

oľ and when the children of Anmon saw of Aminon, and came and besieged Rabbah chat they liad iade themselves odious to Da-|(but David tarried at Jertsalem ;) and Joah rid, Hanun and the children of Ammon sentismole Rabbal, ard destroyed it. A thousand talents of silver to hire them cha 2 And David took the crown of their king rints and horsemen out of Medpotamia, and from off his head, and found it to weighia la out of Syria-maachalı, and out of Zobah. lent of gold, and there were precious stones

ī So they haired thirty and two thousand cha- in it; and it was set upon David's bead: and jotz, andiise king of Vaachali and liispeople; le brought also exceeding much spoil ovtu! Nixo came and pitched before Medeba. Åndlu:e city'. the children of Anmor gathered themselves 3 And he brought out the people liint vene bogether from their cities, and came to battle. in it, and cut them with saws, and with la.

8 And when David heard of il, he sent rows of iron, and with axes: even so dealt Joals, and all the lost of the miglily men. David with all the cities of the children

! And the children of Ammon came oul, Ammun. And David and all the people re• and put the battle in array before the gate turned to Jerusalem. of the rily: and the kings that were come +1 And it canie to pass after this, that kere by themselves in die field.

there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines 10 Now ubea Joab saw that the battle at which time Sibbechai the Hushatlite slew was set against him before and behind, le Sippai, thui wcs of the children of the giant, chose out of all the choice of Israel, and put and they were subdued. them in ars; cuairt the Syriaus.

5 And there was war again with the Pni. 11 And the rest of the people be delivered listines; and Elhavan the son of Jair slow unto the land of Abishai his brother, and Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Cillite, they set themselves in array against the child whose spear's statiuus like a weaver's beam. dreiro Anon.

6 And yet agai: there was war al Gath, 1 And he said, If the Syrians be too where was a man of great stature, winese strong for me, thien ilou shalt Teip me; builtingers and' 10's were four and i wenty, six un

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rach hand, and six on each foot; and lie also 16 ! And David lifted up liis eyes, and saw was the son of the giant.

the angel of the Lord stand between the 7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the eartlı and the heaven, laving a drawn sword Fon of Shimea, David's birother, slew him. in his liand stretched out over Jerusalein:

8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; then David and live elders of Israel, who were ! and they fell by the hand of Davidl, and by clothed in sackcloth, sell upon their faces. the hand of bis servants.

17 And David said unto Goul, Is it not ! CHAP. XXI.

that commanded the people to be numbered? ND Satan stood up agamst Israel, and even I it is that have sinned, and done evil

indeed; but as for these sleep, what bare ] 2 And David said to Joal), and to the ru- they done. Let thine hand, ! pray thee, O lers of the people, Go, number Israel, from Lord my God, be on me, and on my father's Beer-sheba even to Dan: and bring the num- house; but not ou tly people, that they ber of them to me, that I may know it. should be plagued.

3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his 18 1 Then the angel of the LORD com. people an liundred times so many more as manded Gad to say to David, That David they be : hut, my lord the king, ure they not should go up, and set up an altar unto the all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord Lord in the thrashing-floor of Ornan the Jerequire this thing? why will be be a cause of busite. trespass to Israel?

19 And David went up at the saying of 4. Nevertheless the king's word prevailed Gad, which lie spake in the name of the LORD against Joab: wherefore Joab deparied, and 20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the went throughout all Israel, and caine lo Jeru- angel; and his four sons with liim hid them

selves. Now Oruan was thrashing wheat. 5 And Joab gave the sum of the number 21. And as David caine to Oruan, Ornan of the people unto David. And all they of 1. - looked, and saw David, and went out of the rael were 'a thousand thousand and an hun-thraslıing-ilvor, and bowell limself to David dred thousand ines that drew sword; and with his face to the ground. Judak was four hundred threescore and ten 2! Then David said io Ornan, Grant me thousand men that drew sword.

the place of this thrashing-lloor, that I may 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not build an altar tnereid unto the LORD: thou among them: for the king's word was abo. salt grant it me for the full price, that the minable to Joab.

plague may be stayed from the people. 7 1 And God was displeased with this 23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thing ; therefore he smote Israel.

ther, and lei my lord the king do that whic: 8°Anu David said unto ciod, I liave sinned is goodin liis eyes: 1o, 1 give thee the oxen greatly, because I have done this thing: but also for burnt-offerings, and the thrashing. now, I beseecli thee, do away the iniquity of instruments for wood, and the wheat for the thy servant; for I have done very foolisiily. I meal-ofiering; I give it all.

9 S And the Lord spake unto Gad, Da 24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; vid's seer, saying,

but I will verily buy it for the full price: lor 10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith I will not take that wlich is thine for the the Lord, I orier the three things; choose Lorn, nor offer burnt-otierings without cost thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 25 So David gare to Ornan for the place

11 So Gad came to David, and said unto six hundred shekels of gold hy weight. biin, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee 6 And David built there an altar unto the 12 Either three years' famine; or three LORD, and offered hornt-offerings and

peatemonthis to be destroyed before they foes, ivbile offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he that the sword of theine enemies overtaketh answered him from heaven by fire upoi. die thee; or else three days the sword of the altar of burnt-oftering. Lorin), even the pestilence, in the land, and 27 And ibe Lord coinmanded the arisel, the angel of the Lorn destroying through!- and he put up bis sword again into the sea out all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore ad-iliereof. vive thyself what word I shall bring again to 28 1 At that tiine, wben Darid saw that bin Hiat sent me.

the Lord liad answered hile in the ihrashi13 And David said unto Gad, I am in asing.foor ol' Orxan the Jebusite, then he saGreat strait: let me fall now into the liand of crificed there. the LORD; for very great ure his mercies: but 29 For the labernacle of the Lorr, wlich let ine not call into the land of man. Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar

11 9 Sothe Lord seut pestilence upon Israel: of the burnt-offering, were at that season i and there fell of Israel seventy thivu and men. the bigli place at Gibeon.

15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem 30 Bui David could not go before il to ento destroy it; and as lie was destroying, the quire of God: for lie was alraid, because of LORD beheld, and he repented lim of the the sword of the angel of the LORD. evil, and said 10 the angel iliat destrovedl, 11

CHAP. XXII. is enoured, stay now the mud, And she an: THEN David said, This is the house of the gel of the LORD stood by the ihrashing-loor Lord God, and this is the allar of the of Ornan the website.

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And David conimanded to gather toge- and hatli he not given you rest on cvery side! her the strangers that were in the land of for be liath given the inhabitants of the laud Israel; and he set masons to bew wrought into mine lond; and the land is subdued bestones to build the house of God.

fore the Lory, and before his people. 3 And David prepared iron in abundance 19 No!v, sel your heart and your soul to seek or the nails for the doors of the gates, and the Lord your God: arise therefore, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to without weight;

bring ihe ark of the covenaill of the LR1), and 4 Also cevlar-trees in abundance: for the the holy vessels of God, into the liouse ehat is 7.idonians, and they of Tyre, brouglit much to be built to the name of the LORD. tedar-wood to David.

CHAP XXIII.

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young and tender, and the house that is to made Solomon luis son king over Israel. be builded for the Lord must be exceeding 24 And lie gathered together all the prinmagnifical, of fame and of glory throughout ces of Israel, with the priests and the Levites all countries: I will therefore now !nake pre 3 Now the Leviles were nunvered from paration for it. So David prepared abun- the age of thirty years and upward: and their dantly before his death.

number by their polls, man by man, was thir6 1 Then lie called for Solomon his son, wy and eight thousand. and charged him to build an house for the 4 Of which, twenty and four thousand Lord God of Israel.

were to set forward the work of the house of 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as the LORD, and six thousand were officers and for me, it was in my mind to build an house judges: into the name of the Loav my God : ð Moreover, four thousand were porters,

8. But the word of the Lord came to me, and four thousand praised the Lord with the vaying, Thou liast shed blood abundantly, instruments whicho'l made, suid Darid, to end hast made great wars ; thou shall not praise therewith. baild an house unto my name, because thou 6 And David divided them into courses hast shed much blood upon the earth in my among the sons of Levi, numely, Gersnon, right.

Kohal, and Merari. °9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who 7 1 Of the Gershonites were Laadan and sliall be a man of rest : and I will give him Shime. rest from all his enemies round about: for his 8 The sons of Laadan ; the cliefras Jeliel name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and Zetham, and Joel, three. and quietness unto Israel in his days. 9 The sons of Sl.imei; Shielomith, and Ha.

10 'He shall build an house for my name; ziel, and Haran, three. These were the ciile and he shall be my son, and I will be bis la- or the fathers of Laadan. ther; and I will establish the throne of his 10 And the sons of Shine: were Jahath, kingdom over Israel for ever.

Zina, and Jeu-l, and Berial. These four were 11 Now, my son, the Lord be with thee; the sons of Shimei. and prosper thou, ard build the liouse of the 11 And Jaliath was the chief, aud Zizal the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee. second: but Jeush and Beriah liad not many

12 Only the Lord give thee wisdom and sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, understanding, and give thee charge con- according to their l'asher's house. cerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law 12 1 The sons vi Kohat!; Amram, Izliar, of the Lord thy God.

Hebron, and Uzziel, four. 13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest 13 The sons of Arram : Aaron and Moses; heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments and Aaron was separated, that lie should sauc which the Lord charged Moses with con- lily the most holy things, lie and lois sons for cerning Israel : be strong, and of good cou- ever, to burn inceuse before the Loki), in rage ; dread nol, nor be dismayed. minister unto bim, and to bless in liis name

14 Now, behold, in iny trouble I lave pre- for ever. pared for the house of the Lord an bundred ?4 Now, concerning Moses, the man of God, ihousand talents of gold, and a thousand thou- his sons were named of the vibe of Levi. sand talents of silver; and of brass and iron 15 Tlie sons of Moses uere Gersl:om and without weiglie; (for it is in abundance ;) tim-Eliezer. ber also and stone bave I prepared; and thou 16 of the sons of Gerchom, Shiebuel was mayest add thereto.

the chief 15 Moreover, there are workmen with thee 17 And the sons of Eliezer were Renabian in abundance, liewers and workers of stone the chief. And Eliezer bad none other sons ; and timber, and all manner of cunning men but the sons of Rehabiah were very many: for every mamer of work.

18 of the song of Izlar; Shelomith the 16 of the gold, the silver, and the brass, chief. and the iron, there is no number. Arise there 19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, fure, and be doing, and the LORD he with thee. Amarial, the second, Jahazíel the third, and

171 David also commanded all the princes Jekameam the fourth. ei Israel to help Solomon liis sou, suying, 20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micalı the first, 18 Is nor the LORD vour God will you: 'and Jesialı the second.

11 The sons of Morari; Mahli and Mu- scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before di The sons of Mahli; Eleazar and Kish. the king, and the princes, and Zarok the

22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but priest, and Ahimelecl the son of Abiathar, daughters; and their brethren the sons of and before the chief of tlie fathers of this Kish took them.

priests and Levites: one principal household 23 The sons of Musli ; Malili, and Eder, being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for and Jeremoth, three.

Ithamar. 24 ! These trere the sons of Levi after the 7 Now thie first lot came forth 10 Jehoiarib, house of their fathers; even the chief of the the second to Jedaiah, failiers, as they were counted by nunber of 3 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seo. liames by their polls, that did the work for rim, the service of the house of the Lord, from 9 Tlie fiftli to Malchijah, the sixth lo Mithe age of twenty years and upward. jamin,

25 For David said, the Lord God of Is 10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eiglitb to rael hath given rest unto his people, that they Abijalı, may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

11 The nintli to Jeshua, the tenth to She26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no caniali, more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of 12 The eleventh to Eliasbih, tie twelfth > it for the service thereof

Jakim, 27 For, by the last words of David, the Le 13 The thirteenth to Huppalı, the fourvites rcere numbered from twenty years old seenth to Jeshiebeah, and above:

14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to 28 Because their osice was to wait on the Immer, sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eigirthe Lord, in the courts, and in the cliambers, teenth to Aplises, and in the purifying of all holy things, and 16 The nineteenth to Pethaliali, the twenthe work of the service of the house of God; tieth to Jehezekel,

29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the fine 17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the flour for meat offering, and for the unleaven- two and twentieth to Gamul, ed cakes, and for that which is baked m the 18 The three and ewentieth 10 Delaiah, the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all four and twentieth to Maaziah. manner of measure and size;

19 These were the orderings of them in 30 And to stand every morning to thank their service, to come into the house of the and praise the Lord, and likewise at even ; LORD, according to their manner, under

31'And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto the Aaron their father, as the LORD God of IsLord in the sablaths, in the new moons, and racl had commanded him. on the set feasis, by number, according to 20 | And the rest of the sons of Levi were the order cominanded unto them, continually these : Of the sons of Amram ; Shubael. of oefore the Lord):

the sons of Shubael; Jelideiab. 32 And that they should keep the charge of 21 Concerning Rehabiah ; of the sons of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the Rehabialı, the first was Issbialı. charge of the holy place, and the charge of 22 Of the Izharites ; Shelomoth : of the the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the ser- sons of Shelomoth ; Jaiath. vice of the house of the Lord.

23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the CHAP. XXIV.

first, Amariah the secoud, Jahaziel the third, NWthese tice temes divisions of the sons of Jekameam the fourtin,

24 Of the sons of Czziel ; Michah: of the Abiliu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

sons of Michalı; Shamir. 2 Bút Nadab and Abihu died before their 25 The brother of Michah was leshiab : of father, and had no children; therefore Elea- the sons of Isshiab ; Zechariah. zar and Ithamar executed the priest's office. 26 | The sons of Merari were Mahli and

3 And David distributed themi, both Zadok, Mushi : the sons of Jaaziah ; Beno. of the sons of Eleazar, and Abimelech, of the 27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in and Sholar and ? accur, and Ibri. their service.

28 Or Malli cume Fleazar, who had no 4 And there were more chief men found of sons. the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Itha 29 Concerning Kish; the son of Kish was mar; and thus were they divived: Among Jerahmeel. the sons of Eleazar there were sixceen chief 30 The sons also of Musli ; Mahli, and men of the house of their fathers, and eiglit Eder, and Jerimoth. These rere the sons of among the sous of Ithamar, according to ibe the Levites, after the house of their fathers. Louse of their fathers.

31 These likewise cast lols over against 5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort their brethren die sons of Aaron, in the with another , for the governors of the sanc-'presence of David the king, and Zaitok luary, and governors of the house of God, and Alimelech, and the chief of the fa. were of the schis of Eleazar, and of the sons thers of the priests and Levites, even the of Ithamar.

principal fatliers over against their younger 6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the brethren.

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CHAP. XXV.

23 The sixteenth to Hananialı, he, his sous OREOVER David, and the captains of and bis brethren, were twelve: tons of Asaph, and of Ilemin, and of Jedu-liis sons and his brethren, were twelve : thun, who should prophesy with harps, with: 25 The cigliteen: to Hanani, he, his sons asalleries, and with cyınbals: and the num- and his breiliren, were twelve: Jer of the workinen, accoruing to their ser 26 The nineteenth 10 Mallolli, he, bis sons ice, was;

and his brethren, were !welve: Of the sons of Asaplı; Zaccur and Jo 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, liis sons sepli, and Nethaniali, and Asarelab, the sons arid his breuiren, were twelve of Asarh, umder the liands of Asaplı, which 28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, prophesied according to the order of the lis sons and liis brethren, were twelve: king.

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, 308 Jeduthun: tlie sons or Jeduthun; Ge- his sons and his brethren, were iwelve. daliali, and Zeri, and Jeshaiali, llaslabial, 30 The three and twentieth to Mahaziotli, and Matritliialı, six, under the hands of ilieir he, his sons and luis brethren, were twelve: father Jeduthu, who prophesied with a harp, 31 The four and twentieth to Romamtito give thanks and to praise the Lord. ezer, he, his sons and his brethren, were

4 Of Hemau: the sons of Heman; Buk-twelve. kian, Maitania!ı, Ozziel, Shebuc), and Jeri

CHAP. XXVI. , Eliathah,Giddalti

ters: Of the Korbites wis Meshelemiah Yothir, anal Mabaz odlı:

the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. 5 All these were the sons of Heman the 2 And the sons of Meshielenviab were ZeKing's seer in the words of God, to lift up the charial the first-born, Jediael the second,

. And God gave to Heman fourteen Zehadiah the third, Jathniel the Courth, sons and three daughters.

3 Llam the fifth, Jeliohanan the sixth, Eli6 All these were under the hands of their oenai the seventhi. fatlier for song in the house of the LORD, with 4 Moreover, the sons of Ohed-edom were cymbals, psalseries, and barps, for the service Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad the seof the liouse of God, according to the king's cond, Joah the tiird, and Sacar the fourth order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. and Nethancel the fifth,

7 So the number of them, with their bre 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh aliren that were instructed in the songs of the Peulthai the eightı; for God blessed lum. Lord, eren all that were cunning, wus two 6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were son sundred sonrscore and eight.

horn, that ruled throughout the house of thei 81 And they cast lots, ward against ward, father; for they were mighty men of valour as well the small as the great, the leacher as 7 The song of Shemaiah; Othini, and Re lie scholar.

phael, and Obed, Elzabad, (whose brethre.. 9 No:r the first lot came fort for Asaph to were strong men,) Elihu, and Seinachian. Joseplı; the second 10 Gedaliah, who, with 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edom; they his brethren and sons, were twelve

and their sons, and their brethren, able més 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons and for strength for the service, were threescon Gis brelliren, were twelve:

and two of Obed-edom, 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons and his 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethrer brethren, were twelve:

strong men, eighteen. 12 The fifth to Nethanialı, he, his sons and 10 Also Hosalı, of the children of Merari, his brethren, vere twelve:

had sons ; Simri the chief, (for thoug.' be 13 The sixth to Bukkiai, he, his sons and was not the first-born, yet liis father made his brethren, were twelve:

hin the chief,) 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons 11 Hilkial the second, Tebaliah the third, and his bretlıren, were twelve :

Zecharialı the fourth : all the sons and bre15 The eightl. to Jeshaiah, he, his sons and ihren of Hosah were uhirieen. bis brethren, were twelve:

12 Among these were the divisions of the 16 The ninth to Matianiah, he, bis sons porters, eren among the chief men, having and his brethren, were lwelve:

wards one against another, lo ininister in the 17 The tenth to Shinei, he, liis sons and house of the Lord. ois brethren, were twelve:

13 11 And they cast lois, as well tlie smalı 13 The eleventh 10 Azarcel, he, his sons as the greai, according to the house of their and his brethren, were twelve:

fathers, for every gate. 19 The twelfili io Hasliabialı, he, his sons 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemi. and his brethren, icere twelve:

al; then for Zechariah his son (a wise coun 290 loe thirteenth to Shubael, he, bis sons sellor) they cast luls, and his lot came out and his brethren, were twelve.

northward. 21 The fourieenth to Mattithialı, he, liis 15 To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons and his bretliren, rere twelve: sons the house of Asuppim.

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, lie, his sons 16 To Shuppim and Hosan the lol came and his bretlnen, were twelve.

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