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found in his heart to pray before thee.

2(5 And now, Loud, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto '.hy servant:

27 Now therefore let it please thee To bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall be blessed lor ever.

CHAP. XVIII.

NOW after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gatli and her towns out of tliehand ofthePhilistines.

2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabitea became David's servants, and\ brought gills.

3 TT And David smoteHadare of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the rive Euphrates.

4 And David took from him a lliou sand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the c\r\riol-horses, but reserved of them a hundred chariots.

o And when the Syrians of Damascus came to helpHadarez«r king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

6 Then David put garrisrms in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.

7 And David took the shields of gold thatwereon the servants ofHadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Madarezcr, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea,and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

9 TT Now when Tou king of Hamath beard how David had smitten all the host ofHadarezer king of Zobah,

10 He senlHadarom his son to king David, to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer,and smitten him; (lor Hadarezer had war with Tou ;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold, and silver, and brass.

11 Them also king David ledicated
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12 Moreover Abishai the sonofZt., ruiah slew of the Edomites in the val-S^ ley of Salt eighteen thousand. *

13 U And he put garrisons in Edom,. and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LonD preserved David whithersoever he went.

14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.

15 And Joab the son ofZeruiahuws over the host; and Johoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder;

16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub,and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

17 And Benaiah the eon of Jehoida was over the Cherithkes and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.

CHAP. XIX.

NOW it came to pass alter this,that Nahash the king of the children of Amnion died, and his son reigned n his stead.

2 And David said, 1 will show kindiess unto Hanun the son of Nahash,

because his fathershowed kindness to And David sent messengers to fort him concerning his father. So tue servants of David came into She land of the children of Amnion to Hanun, to comfort him.

3 But the princes of the children of Amnion said to Hanun, Thinkeet thou hat David doth honour thy fathe.r.that

he halh sent comforters unto thee ? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy iut the land?

4 Wherefore Hanun tookDavid's serants, and shaved them, and cut oil"

their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.

5 Then there went certain, and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.

6 IT And when the children of Amnon saw that thf-y had made themselves odious to David,Hanun and the

:hildren of Amnion sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia

7 So thev lured tlurtv and (wo thousand chariots, and the king ol Ma.-u-liah and his people: who came and pitched be lore Medeba. And the children ol Aininon Withered themselves together Iroir. their cities, and crime to battle.

8 And when David heard oj it, he sent Joah, and all the host of the mighty men.

9 And (he children ol A'.rmon came out, and put the brittle ir >.rrav beiore the gateol thecilv: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the lie Id.

1U Now when Joali saw tint the battle was set against him beiore and behind, he choae out of all the choice of . and put them in array against

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l-l So Joab and the people that wen: with him drew nigh beiore the Syrians unto the battle; and they lied beiore him.

15 And when the children of Amnion saw that the. Syrians were (led. they likewise (led beiore Abishai his brother, and entered uilo the eitv. 1 hen Joab came to Jerusalem.

10 IT And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse beiore Israel, tiiey sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that itwe beyond the river: and Sliophach the captain the host ol Hadarcv.er. went bel< them.

17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed Jordan, and came upon tVm. an the b\iitle in arrav agamsl Ibem when David had out the battle i ray against the Syrians, Uuv louglil Willi linn.

IS But the Svnana fled beiore Is mid David slew ol the Syrians i thousand trmi which fought in lOUs, and I'.irty lliousand lootirie.n, and

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3 And he bromdit out the people that vcre in it. and cut Hum. with saws, nd with harrows ot iron, and wii \\ >:es. Even so dealt David with all he cities of the children or Amnion. Y.hi David and till the people return d to Jerusalem.

4 U And n came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezerwith the

islmes; at which time Sibbeehai Husbatbite slew Sippai. that winol the children ol the giant : and thev were subdued.

5 And there was war again with the Philistines: and Elhanan the son ol' Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the G ittite. whose spear's stall was

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nor offer burnt-offerings without cost 25 So David gave to Oman for Uie place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

£6 And David built there an altar unto theLon.D,and offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, and called upon the Loud; and he answered

from heaven by fire upon tli tar of burnt-offering.

27 And the Lord commanded the angel; and he put up his sword ag;' into the sheath thereof.

28 TT At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him in the threshing-floor of Oman the Jehu6ite, then he sacrificed there.

29 For the tabernacle of the Lord. which Moses made in the wilderness and the altar of the burnt-offering were at that season in the high plact nt Gibeon.

30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for lie was afraid, because of the sword of the angel of the Lord.

CHAP. XXII.

THENDavid said.This is the house of the Lord God, and this is thai tar of the burnt-Offering for Israel.

2 And David commanded to gatln together the strangers that in the land of Israel; and he set mason: hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

3 And David prepared iron in abun dance for the n;uls for the doors of tht

uings; and brass . . it weight.

4 Also cedar-trees in abundance : for] the Zidonians and they of Tyr brought much cedar-wood to David.

5 And David said, Solomon my son; young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Lord exceeding niagnilical, ol fame and of glory throughout all countries: 1 w there pure now make preparation for So David prepared abundantly before his death.

6 IT Then he called for Solomon eon, andcharged him to build a hoi for the Lord God of Israel.

7 And David said to Solomon, My eon, as for me, it was in my mind to build a house unto the name of the Lord my God:

8 But the word of the Lord came to ae,8«yine,Thou hast shed blood abun

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lantly,and hast made-great wars; thou shalt not build a house unto my name, because thou hast 6hed much blood ipon the earth in my sight.

9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, ho shall be a man of rest; and 1 ill give him1 rest from all his enemies und about: for his name shall be

Solomon, and I will give peace and liiietness unlo Israel in hisdavs.

10 He shall build a house "for my me; aud he shall be my son, and i 11 be his lather; and I will establish

the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

11 Now, my son, the Lop-d be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the Loud thy God, as he hath

aid of thee.

12 Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee

barge concerning Israel, that thou ay est keep the law of the Lord thy God.

13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou akest heed to fulfil the statutes and

dgment3 which the Lord charged Moses wiih concerning Israel : "be strong and of good courage; dread not, ioi- be dismayed.

l-l Now, behold, in my trouble 1 have prepared for the house of the Loud a 'und red thousand talents of gold, and thousand thousand talents of silver; nd of brae and iron without weight (for it is in abundance :) timber also on! stone have 1 prepared; and thou nayest add thereto. 15 Moreover, there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all lanner of cunning men for every lanner of work.

lb Of the gold, the silver, and the brass,and the iron, there i.t no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the *,ord be with thee.

17 IT David also commanded all the pnnc.es of Israel to help Solomon his

IS Js not the Lord your God with ou ? and hath he not given you rest on very side? for he hath given the inlabitants of the land into my hand;

and the land is subdued before the

Lord, and before his people.
19 Now sctyour heart and your soul

to seek the Lord your God: arise.

i therefore, and build ye the sanctuary

Solomon made king. of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant oftlie Lord, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that' be built to the name of the Lord. CHAP. XXI11.

SO when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

2 IT And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

4 Of which,twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the Lord, and six thousand were officers and judges:

5 Moreover, four thousand were porters, and four thousand praised the Lord with the instruments which l| made, said David, to praise therewith.

6 And David divided th C3 among the sons of Levi, namely,\ Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

"f IT Of the Gershonites ivcre Laadan find Shimei.

8 The sons ofLaadan ; the chief wa> Jehiel, and Zetham,and Joel, three,

9 The sous of Shimei; Shelomilb, and Haziel, and I-Iamn, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.

10 And the sons of Shimei were Jahath, Zivra, and Jeush, ami Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.

11 And Jahalh was the chief, and Zizah the second : but Jeush and Beriah had not many sons; therefore, they were in one reckoning, according to their father's house.

12 H The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and UzzieJ, four.

13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that| he should sanctifylhe most holy things, he and his sonsforever.to bum incense before the Lord, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sous were named of the tribe of Levi.

16 The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.

16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.

17 And the sons of Eliezer were Re- ,

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habiah the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.

18 Of the eons of lzhar; Shelomith the chief.

19 Of the 6ons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Juhaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

20 Of the sous of Uzziel; Micah the first, and Jcsiah the second.

21 Tf The sons of Merari ; Mahli and Mushi. The sous of Mnhli; Elea-zar and Kish.

20 And Eleazardied.and had no sons, but daughters; and their brethren the sons of JCish took them. 2.3 The sons of Mushi ; Mahli, and Eder, and JeremoUi, three. 2-i IT These were the 6ons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they wencounted by number of names by their polls, (hut did the work for the service of the house of the Loud, from th' age of twenty years and upward.

25 For David'said/fhe Lord God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem fot ever:

26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels ol it for the service thereof.

27 For, by the last words of David, theLevites were numbered from twen ty years old and above:

28 Because their olTice wns to wait on the sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of the Lord, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the puri lying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;

29 Both for the shew bread, and for the line flour for meat-oilering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for that, which is baked in the pan, and fot that which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;

30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likevise at even;

31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices mto the Lord in the sabbaths, m the

new-moons, and on the set feasts, by nomber, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the Lord:

32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the con

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