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15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;

16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

17 And the porters were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren : Shallum was the chief;

18 (Who hitherto tailed in the king's gate eastward :) they were porters in the companies of the chil. dreu of Levi.

19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and bis brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle : and their fathers being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.

80 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with hin.

21 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah us porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

22 All these rohich were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their Tillages, whoun David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.

23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, numely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.

25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come a ter seven days from time to time with them.

26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

29 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the Soe four, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankinceuse, and the spices.

30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the

31 And Mattithial, one of the Levites, (who was the Grst-born of and attendants. Ezra, viii. 20,Ver. 10. Neh. xi. 10. - Ver. 17. Porters : that is, keepers of the gales, which requiret, considering both the great sanctity and the Wealth of the temple, a constant guard on watch.-- Ver. 20.

Num. Xxxi. 6. The same of Phinehas

hould here be taken, it is supposed, uot for Phinehas himsell, but for his family and descendants, Ver. 22. Sam. ix. 9. - Ver. 25. 2 Kings, xi. 5. - Ver. 30. Exoil. *xx. 23. - Ver. $1. Levit. ii. 5; vi. 21.

Shallum the Korahite,) had the set 9 And when they had stripped office over the things that were him, they took his head, and his maile in the pans.

armour, and sent into the land of 32 And other of their brethren, the Philistines round about, to of the sons of the Kohathites, were carry tidings unto their idols, and over the shew-bread, to prepare it to the people. every sabbath.

10 And they put his armour in 33 And these are the singers, the house of their gods, and fastenchief of the fathers of the Levites, ed his head in the temple of Dagon. who remaining in the chambers 11 And when all Jabesh-gilead were free ; for they were employed heard all that the Philistines had in that work day and night.

done to Saul, 34 These chief fathers of the Le- 12 They arose, all the valiant vites were chief throughout their men, and took away the body of generations: these dwelt at Jerusa- Saul, and the bodies of his sons, lem.

and brought them to Jabesh, and 35 And in Gibeon dwelt the buried their bones under the oak in father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose Jabesh, and lasted seven days. wife's name was Maachah :

13 So Saul died for his trans36 And his first-born son Abdon, gression which he committed then Zar, and Kish, and Baal, and against the LORD, even against the Ner, and Nadab,

word of the LORD, which he kept 37 And Gedor, and Abio, and not, and also for asking counsel of Zechariah, and Mikloth.

one that had a familiar spirit, to 38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam: enquire of it ; and they also dwelt with their 14 And enquired not of the LORD: brethren at Jerusalem, over against therefore he slew him, and turned their brethren.

the kingdom unto David the son of 39 And Ner begat Kish, and

Jesse.
Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and

CHAPTER XI.
Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

THEN all Israel gathered them.
40 And the son of Jonathan was selves to David unto Hebron,
Merib-baal : and Merib-baal begat saying, Behold, we are thy bone
Micah.

aud thy fesh. 41 And the sons of Micah were 2 And moreover, in time past, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, even when Saul was king, thou and Ahaz.

rastle that leddest out and 42 And Ahaz begat Jarah ; and broughtest in Israel; and the LORD Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azma- thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt veth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat feed my people Israel, and thou Moza;

shalt be ruler over my people lerael. 43 And Moza begat Binea ; and 3 Therefore came all the elders Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, of Israel to the king to Hebron ; Azel his son.

and David made a covenant with 44 And Azel had six sons, whose them in Hebron before the LORD ; names are these, Azrikam, Boche. and they anointed David king over ru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, Israel, according to the word of the and Obadiah, and Hanan. These LORD by Samuel. were the sons of Azel.

4 And David and all Israel

went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus, CHAPTER X.

where the Jebusites were, the inhaNow the Philistines, fought bitants of the land.

against Israel; and the men 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus of Israel fled from before the Phi. said to Daviil, Thou shalt not come listines, and fell down slain in mount hither. Nevertheless David took Gilboa.

the castle of Zion, whieh is the 2 And the Philistines followed city of David. hard after Saul, and after his sons ; 6 And David sail, Whosoerer and the Philistines slew Jonathan, smiteth the Jebusites first shall be and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, chief and captain. So Joab the son the sons of Saul.

of Zeruiah went first up, and was 3 And the battle went sore chief. against Saul, and the archers hit 7 And David dwelt in the castle ; him, and he was wounded of the therefore they called it the city of archers.

David. 4 Then said Saul to his armour- 8 And he built the city round bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust about, even from Millo round me through therewith, lest these about: and Joab repaired the rest uncircumcised come and abuse me. of the city. But his armour-bearer would not; 9 So David waxed greater and for he was sore afraid. So Saul greater: for the LORD of hosts was took a sword, and fell upon it. with him.

5 And when his armour-bearer 10 These also are the chief of saw that Saul was dead, he fell the mighty men whom David had, likewise on the sword, and died. who strengthened themselves with

6 So Saul died, and his three him in his kingdom, and with all sons, and all his house died together.

where the same events are similarly 7 And when all the men of related. - Ver. 13. The inference Israel that were in the valley saw thus drawn from the above narrathat they fled, and that Saul and tive gives it a peculiar value; and his sons were dead, then they for- the reader will do well to compare sook their cities, and fled: and the the history of past occurrences, as Philistines came and dwelt in repeated in the books of the Chrothem.

nicles, with that given of them in 8 And it came to pass on the the preceding books, observing morrow, when the Philistines came carefully those minute additions to strip the slain, that they found which might otherwise escope at. Saul and his sous fallen in mount tention, but which are richly deGilboa.

serving of notice.

Ver. 1. See again 2 Sam. v. 1. Ver. 1. See 1 Samuel, ch. xxxi., -Ver. 10. 2 Sam. xxili. 8; 1 Sam.

spices.

Israel, to make him king, accorila 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai ing to the word of the LORD con- the Alohite, cerning Israel.

30 Maharai the Netophathite, 11 And this is the number of teled the son of Baanah the Netothe mighty men whom David had ; phathite, Jashobeam, ## Hachmonite, the 31 Ithai the son of Ribai of chief of the captains : he lifted up Gibeah, that pertuined to the chil. his spear against three hundred, dren of Benjamin, Benaiah the slain by him at one time.

Pirathonite, 12 And after him was Eleazar, 32 Hurni of the brooks of Gaash, the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who Abiel the Arbathite, was one of the three mighties.

33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, 13 He was with David at Pas- Eliahba the Shaalbonite, damınim, and there the Philistines 34 The sons of Hashem the were gathered together to battle, Gizonite, Jonathan the son of where was a parcel of ground full Shage the Hararite, of barley; and the people fled from 35 Ahiham the son of Sacar the before the Philistines :

Hararite, Eliph the son of Ur, 14 And they set themselves in 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, the midst of that parcel, and de- Ahijab the Pelonite, livered it, and slew the Philistines; 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai and the LORD saved them by a great the son of Ezbai, deliverance.

3S Joel the brother of Nathan, 15 Now three of the thirty cap- Mibhar the son of Haggeri. tains went down to the rock to 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai David, into the cave of Adullam ; the Berothiie, the armour-bearer and the host of the Philistines en of Joab the son of Zeruiah, camped in the valley of Rephaim. 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the

16 And David was then in the Ithrite, hold, and the Philietines' garrison 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the was then at Beth-1hem.

son of Ahlai, 17 And David longed, and said, 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Oh that one would give me drink Reubenite, a captain of the Reuof the water of the well of Beth- benites, and thirty with him, lehem, that is at the gate!

43 Hanan the son of Maachah, 18 And the three brake through and Joshaphat the Mithnite, the host of the Philistines, and 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shadrew water out of the weil o! Beth- ma and Jehiel the sous of Hothan lehem, that was by the gate, and the Arocrite, took it, and brought it to David: 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and but David would not drink of it, Joha his brother, the Tizite, but poured it out to the LORD,

46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeri19 And said, My God forbid it bai and Joshaviah, the sons of me, that I should do this thing. Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite, Shall I drink the blood of these 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel men that have put their lives in the Mesobaite. jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it: there.

CHAPTER XII. fore he would not drink it. These Now these are they that came to things did these three mightiest.

20 And Abishai the brother of kept himself close because of Saul Joab, he was chief of the three : the son of Kish; and they were for lifting up his spear against three among the mighty men, helpers of hundred, he slew them, and had a

the war. nanie among the three.

2 They were armed with bows, 21 of the three he was more and could use both the right hand honourable than the two, for he and the left in hurling stones, and was their captain ; how beit he at. shooting arrows out of a bow, even tained not to the first three.

of Saul's brethren of Benjamin. 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, 3 The chief was Abiezer, then the son of a valiant man of Kab. Joash, the sons of Shemaah the zeel, who had done many acts; he Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, slew two lion-like men of Moab: the sons of Azmaveth ; and Beraalso he went down and slew a lion chah, and Jehu the Antothite, in a pit in a snowy day.

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a a mighty man among the thirty, man of great stature, five cubits and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, high; and in the Egyptian's hand and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and was a spear like a wearer's beam; Jozabad the Gederathite, and he went down to him with a 5 Elu zai, and Jerimoth, and staff, and plucked the spear out of Bealiah, and Shemariah, and She. the Egyptian's hand, and slew him phatiah the Haruphite, with his own spear,

6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Aza21 These things did Benaiah the rcel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, son of Jehoiada, and had a name the Korhites, among the three mighties.

7 And Joclah and Zebadiah, the 25 Behold, he was honourable sons of Jeroham of Gedor. among the thirty, but attained not 8 And of the Gadites there seto the first three; and David set parated themselves unto David, him over his guard.

into the hold to the wilderness, men 26 Also the valiant men of the of might, and men of war fit for armics were Asahel the brother of the battle, that could handle shield Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of and buckler, whose faces were like Bethlehem,

the faces of lions, and were as swift 27 Shammoth the Haronite, Helez as the roes upon the mountains ; the Pelonite,

9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the 29 Ira the son of Ikkesh the second, Eliab the third, Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite, 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Je

remiah the filth, xvi. I, 12.-Ver. 13. Pas-dam- 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the mim: or, Ephes-dammim. 1 Sam.

seventh, xvii. 1.-.Ver. 15. 2 Sam. xxiii. 12-25.

Ver.). See ) Sam. xxvii. 2-6.

19 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the cleverth.

11 These were of the sons of Gail, captains of the bos! : one of the least was over an hunrired, and the greatest over a thousand.

15 These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his bauks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east and toward the west.

16 And there came of the chil. dren of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.

17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall 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 our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

19 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thiue are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: Peace, peace be into thee, and peace be to thine helpers ; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.

19 And there fell some of Ma. nasseh 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 to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.

20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Advah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.

21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers ; for they were all mighty ten of valour, and were captains in the host.

22 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 thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.

25 or the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.

26 or the children of Levi, four thousand and six hundred.

27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;

28 And Zadok, young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.

29 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 Eph. rain twenty thousand and eight

- Ver. 8. 2 Sain. ii. 18.- Ver. 15. Josh. iii. 35.- Ver. 18. Judges, vi. 31. Ver. 19. 1 Sam. xxix. 2.Ver. 21. Sam. xxx. 1-9.-Ver, 23. 2 Sam. ii. 3, 4; v.); I Sam, xvi. ), 3.- Ver. 28. 2 Sam. viii 17.- Ver. 29. 2 Sam. ii. 8, 9,

hundred, mighty men of valour, God in a new cart out of the house away from them, and come upon famous throughout the house of of Abinatlab : aid Uzza and Abio thein over against the mulberry. their fathers.

drave the cart.

trees. 31 And of the hall tribe of Ma- S And David and all Israel 15 And it shall be, when thou basseh eighten thousand, which played before God with all their shalt hear a sound of going in the wore expressed by naine, to come inight, and with singing, and with tops of the mulberrytrees, that and make David king.

harps, and with psalteries, and then thou shalt go out to battle: 39 and of tho children of Issa- with tinbrels, and with cymbals, for God is gone forth before thee, char, which were men that had and with trumpets.

to smite the host the Philistines. understanding of the cines, to know 9 4 And when they came unto 16 Dard therefore dil as Got what Israel ought to do: the heads the thrashiny-floor of Chidon, Uzza comnianded hin: and they sinote tof them trere two ured; and all put forth his hand to hold the ark; the host of the Philistines froin their brethren were at their con- for the oxen stumbleil.

Gibera evento Gaxer. mannent.

10 and the anger of the LORD 17 And the fame of David went 33 Or Zebr:lun, such as went was kindle.I against Uzza, and he out into all lands; and the LORD forts to battle, expert in war, with sinore him, because he put his hand brorgist the fear of him upon all ali instruments of war, fifty thou. to the ark: and there he died nations. saad, which could keep rauk: they before Gol. were not of double heart. 11 And Darid was displeased,

CILAPTER XV. 31 Aud of Naphtali a thousand because the LORD had made a ND Darid made him houses in captainis, aud with them, with breach upon l'zza: wherefore ihat the city of David, and preparet! shild and spear, thirty and seven place is called Perez-uzza to this a place for the ark of God, and thousand. day.

pitched for it a tent. 3) Aud of the Danites, expert in 19 And David was afraid of God ? Then David said, None ought war, twenty and eight thousand that day, saying, blow slnil I bring to carry the ark of God but the and six hundredt. the ark of Got hone to me!

Levites : for them bath the LORD 26 Aud of Asher, such as went 13 So David brought not the ark chosen to carry the ark of Gol, and forth to battle, expert in war, forty home to himself to the city of to minister unto him for ever. thousand.

David, but carried it asi le into the 3 And David gathered all Israel 37 An on the other side of house of Obed-edom the Gittiie. together to Jerusalem, to bring up Jor.lan, of the Reubenites, and the 14 And the ark of God reaainel the ork of the LORD unto his placu Galites, and oi the hall-tribe of with the family of Obed-edom in which he had prepared for it. Manasseh, with all manner of in- his house three months, And the 4 And David assembled the stiuinents of war for the battle, an LORD blessed the house of Obed. chillrou of Saron, and the Levites. hundred and twenty thousand. edom, and all that he had.

5 of the sons of Kohatb ; Uriel 98 All these men of war, that

the chief, and his brethren au could keep rank, came with a per.

CHAPTER XIV.

hundred and twenty. fect heart to Hebron, to make David Now Hiram king of Tyre seni

6 of the sons of Merari; Asaiah all

messengers and the chief, and his brethren two rest aiso of Israel were of one heart timber of cedars, with masons and

hundred and twenty. to make David hing.

carpenters, to build hiin an house. 7 or the sons or Gershom; Joel 39 And there they were with 24.Ind David perceived that the chief. 2x his brethren an David three days, eating and drink. the Lord hail confirmed himu king tan tres and thirty. int: for their brethren had prepar- over Israel ; for his kingdom was SO! the sons of Eliza phan; ed for them.

lifted up on high, because of his Sheinainh the chief, and his bre. 10 Moreover, they that were people Israel.

tiren two hundred. nign them, even upto Issachar, and 3 And David took more wives 9 of the souls of Hebron; Eliel Zobulun, and Naphtali, brought at Jerusalem : and David begat the chief, and his brethren four. bread on asses, and on camels, and more sons and daughters.

score. on mules, and on oxen, and meat, Now these are the names of 10 or the sons of l'azie!; Am. meal, cakes of 6 s, and bunches of his children which he had in Jeru. minatlab the chief, and his breilaren raisins, and wine, and oil, and salem; Shammua, and Shobab, an hundred and twelve. oren, aud sheep abundantly; for Nathan, and Solomon,

Il And Davint called for Zadok there was joy in Israel.

5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and and Abiathar the priests, and for Elpaler,

the Levites, for Uriel, Aravail, anal CHAPTER XIII.

6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and AND David consulted with the Japbin,

Amminadab,

7 An Elishama, and Beeliada, 12 And said unto them, Ye are hundreds, and with every leader. and Eliphalet.

the chief of the fathers of the 2 And David sajt uto all the Sa And when the Philistines Levites : sanctify yourselves, both congregation of Israel, if it seem heard that David was anointed king ye and your brethren, that ye may good unto you, and that it be of the over all Israel, all the Philistines bring up the ark of the LUC) God LORD our God, let us send abroad went up to seek Davit: and David of Israel unto the place that I have uato our brethren every where, heard of il, and went out against prepared for it. that are left in all the land of them.

13 For because ye lid it not at Israel, and with them also to the 9 And the Philistines came and the first, the LORD or God made a priests and Levites which are in spread themselves in the valley of breach upon us, for that we sought their cities and suburbs, that they Rephaimn.

him not after the due order. may gather themselves unto us : 10 And David enquired of God, 11 So the priests and the Levits

3 And let is bring again the ark saying, Shall I go up against the sanctified themselves to bring up of our God to us: for we enquired Philistines ? and wiit thou deliver the ark of the Lord God of Israel.' not at it in the days of Saul.

then into mine hand? And the 15 And the children of the 4 And all the congregation said. LORD said unto him, Go up; for I Levites bare the ark of God upon that they would do so: for the will deliver them into thine hand. their shoulders, with the stales thing was right in the eyes of all 11 So they came up to Baal- thereon, as Mose's commandel, the people.

perazim; and David smote thein according to the word of the Lord. 5 So Davit gathered all Israel there. Then David said, God hath 16 And David spake to the chief together, froin Shihor of Egypt broken in upon mine enemies by of the Levites, to appoint their even unto the entering of Hemath, mine hand, like the breaking forth brethren to be the singers with into bring the ark of God froin of waters: therefore they called the struments of musiek, psalterics, Kirjath-jenrim.

that place Baal-perazim. and harps, and cymbals, sounding, 6 And David went up, and all 1? And when they had left their by lifting up the voice with joy. Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kir. gods there, David gave a command- 17 So the Levites appointed jath-jearim, which belonged to ment, and they were burned with Hemau the son of Joel; and of his Jaian, to bring up thence the ark fire.

brethren, Asaph the son of Bere. of Col the Lord, that diseleth be. 13 And the Philistines yet again chiah ; and of the sons of Merari treren the cherubitos, whose name sprent themselves abroad in the their brethren, Ethan the son of is called on il. valley,

Kushaish; ; And they carried the ark of 11 Therefore David enquired JS And with them their brethren

again of God; and God said unto 1 Sam. vii. 1; 2 Sam. him, Go not up after them; turn Ver. 2. Nubers, iv. 2, 15; 8.1--21.- Ver. 7. See Numbers,

Deut. xxxi. 9 - Ver. 13. 2 Sam. 5. !. -- Ver. 1 l. 2 Sam. vi. ll. Ver.), See 2 Sam. v. 11-23. vi. 3. Ver. 15. Exod. XXV. ll:

name

praise.

of the second degree, Zechariah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed. for he is good : for his mercy en-
Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemira- edom; and Jeiel with psalteries and dureth for ever.
moth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, with harps : but Asaph made a 35 And say ye, Save us, o God
and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and sound with cymbals;

of our salvation, and gather us
Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the together, and deliver us from the
Miknciah, and Obed-edom, and priests with trumpets continually heathen, that we may give thanks
Jeiel, the porters.

before the ark of the covenant of to thy holy name, and glory in thy 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, God. and Ethan. were appointed to 7 Then on that day David de- 36 Blessed be the LORD God of sound with cymbals of brass ; livered first this psalm, to thank Israel for ever and ever. And all

20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, the LORD, into the hand of Asaph the people said, Amen, and praiseu and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and and his brethren.

the LORD. Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, 37 « So he left there, before the and Benaiah, with psalteries on call upon his name, make known ark of the covenant of the LORD. Alamoth; his deeds among the people.

Asaph and his brethren, to minister 21 And Mattithiah, and Eli- 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms before the ark continually, as every pheleh, and Miknciah, and Obed- unto him, talk ye of all his won- day's work required; edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with drous works.

38 And Obed-edom with their harps on the Sheminith to excel. 19 Glory ye in his holy name: brethren, threescore and eight;

22 And Chenaniah, chief of the let the heart of them rejoice that Obed-edom also the son of Je. Levites, was for song: hein- seek the LORD.

duthun, and Hosah, to be porters: structed about the song, because 11 Seek the LORD and his 89 And Zadok the priest, and he was skilful.

strength, seek his face continually. his brethren the priests, before the 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah 12 Remember his marvellous tabernacle of the LORD, in the high rdere door-keepers for the ark. works that he hath done, his won- place that was at Gibeon,

21 And Shebaniah, and Jeho- ders, and the judgments of his 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto shaphat, and Nethancel, and Ama- mouth;

the LORD upon the altar of the sai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, 18 0 ye seed of Israel his ser- burnt-offering continually morning and Eliezer, the priests, did blow vant, ye children of Jacob, his and evening, and to do according with the trumpets before the ark of closen ones.

to all that is written in the law of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah 14 He is the LORD Our God; his the LORD, which he commanded were door-keepers for the ark. judgments are in all the earth. Israel:

25 So David, and the elders of 15 Be ye mindful always of his 41 And with them Heman and Israel, and the captains over thou- covenant, the word which he com. Jeduthun, and the rest that were sands, went to bring up the ark of manded to a thousand generations; chosen, who were expressed by the covenant of the LORD out of the 16 Even of the cournant which name, to give thanks to the LORD, house of Obed-ector with joy. he made with Abraham, and of his because his mercy endureth for 28 And it caine to pass, when oath unto Isaac ;

ever : God helped the Levites that bare 17 And hath confirmed the same 42 And with them Heman and the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for Jeduthun, with trumpets ar:d cym. that they offered seven bullocks and an everlasting covenant,

bals for those that should make a seven rams.

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give sound, and with musical instru. 27 And Dasid seas clothed with the land of Canaan, the lot of your ments of God. And the sons of a robe of fine linen, and all the inheritance;

Jeduthun toere porters. Levites that bare the ark, and the 19 When ye were but few, even 48 And all the people departed, singers, and Chenaniah the master a few, and strangers in it.

every man to his house; and David of the song with the singers : David 20 And when they went from returned to bless his house. also had upon him an ephod of nation to nation, and from one linen. kingdom to another people,

CHAPTER XVII. 28 Thus all Israel brought up 21 He suffered no man to do Now.it came to pass, as David the ark of the covenant of the LORD them wrong, yea, he reproved kings sat in his house, that David with shouting, and with sound of for their sakes,

said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I the cornet, and with trumpets, 22 Saying, Touch not mine dwell in an house of cedars, but the and with cymbals, making a noise anointed, and do my prophets no ark of the covenant of the LORD with psalteries and harps. harin.

remaineth under curtains.
29 And it came to pass, as the 23 Sing unto the LORD, all the 2 Then Nathan said unto David,
ark of the covenant of the LORD earth; shew forth from day to day Do all that is in thine heart; for
came to the city of David, that his salvation.

God is with thee.
Michal, the daughter of Saul, look- 24 Declare his glory among the 3 And it came to pass the same
ing out at a window, saw king heathen; his marvellous works night, that the word of God canie
David dancing and playing; and among all nations,

to Nathan, saying, she despised him in her heart.

25 For great is the Lord, and 4 Go and tell David my servant,

greatly to be praised : he also is to Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt
CHAPTER XVI.
be feared above all gods.

not build me an house to dwell in: So they brought the ark of Gol, 26 For all the gods of the people 5 Por I have not dwelt in an

and set it in the midst of the are idols : but the Lond made the house since the day that I brought tent that David had pitched for it: heavens.

up Israel unto this day ; but have and they offered burnt-sacrifices 27 Glory and honour are in his gone from tent to tent, and from and peace-offerings before God. presence; strength and gladness one tabernacle to another. 2 And when David had made an are in his place.

6 Wheresoever I have walked end of offering the burnt-offerings 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kin. with all Israel, spake I a word to and the peace-oflerings, he blessed dreds of the people, give unto the any of the judges of Israel, whom the people in the name of the LORD. LORD glory and strength.

I commanded to feed my people, 3 And he dealt to every one of 29 Give unto the LORD the glory saying, Why have ye not built me Israel, both inan and woman, to due unto his name : bring an offer. an house of cedars every one a loaf of bread, and a ing, and come before him ; worship 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou gond piece of flesh, and a flagou of the LORD in the beauty of holi say unto my serrant David, Thus vine. ness.

saith the Lord of hosta, I took thre 4 And he appointed certain of 30 Fear before him, all the earth: from the sheep-cote, eren from the Levites to ininister before the the world also shall be stable, that following the sheep, that thon ark of the LORD, and to record, and it be not moved.

shouldest be ruler over my people to thank and praise the LORD God 31 Let the heavens be glad, and Israel; of Israel ;

let the earth rejoice; and let men 8 And I have been with thee 5 Asaph the chief, and next to say among the nations, The Lond whithersoever thou hast walkeil, him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemi- reigneth.

and have cut off all thine enemies ramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, 32 Let the sea roar, and the ful. from before thee, and hare made

ness thereof; let the fields rejoice, thee a name like the name of the Numbers, iv. 15: vii. 9. -Ver. 24. and all that is therein.

great men that are in the eartn: Numbers, X. 8.- Ver. 25. 2 Sam. 33 Then shall the trees of the vi. 12-16.

wood sing out at the presence of the Ver. 34. Psalms, cri, cvii Ver.). 2 Sam. vi. 17.-Ver. 7. LORD, beeause he cometh to judge exviii. cxxxvi.Ver. 43. 2 Sam. See 2 Sam. xxiii. 1, and Psalm the earth.

1. 20. ev. ).

34 O give thanks unto the LORD; Ver. 1. 2 Sam, vii. 1.-Ver. 13.

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9 Also I will ordain a place for thee to bless the house of thy ser- 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, my people Israel, and will plant vant, that it may be before thee for and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, them, and they shall dwell in their ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, trere the priests; and Shavsha was place, and shall be moved no more; and it shall be blessed for ever. scribe ; neither shall the children of wicked

17 And Benaiah the son of Jeness waste them any more, as at

CHAPTER XVIII.

hoiada was over the Cherethites the beginning.

and the Pelethites; and the sons of 10 And since the time that y Now.after this it came to pass,

that David smote the Philis- David were chief about the king. commanded judges to be over my tines, and subdued them, and took people Israel: moreover, I will Gath and her towns out of the hand

CHAPTER XIX. subdue all thine enemies. Further. of the Philistines.

Now it came to pass after this, more I tell thee, that the LORD will 2 And he smote Moab; and the that Nahash the king of the build thee an house.

Moabites became David's servants, children of Ammon died, and his II And it shall come to pass, and brought gifts.

son reigned in his stead. when thy days be expired, that thou 3 And David smote Hadarezer 2 And David said, I will shew must go to be with thy fathers, that king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he kindness unto Hanun the son of I will raise up thy seed after thee, went to stablish his dominion by Nahash, because his father shewed which shall be of thy sons; and I the river Euphrates.

kinduess to me. Aud David sent will establish his kingdom.

4 And David took from him a messengers to comfort him con12 He shall build me an house, thousand chariots, and seven thou- cerning his father. So the servants and I will stablish his throne for sand horseinen, and twenty thou- of David came into the land of the ever.

sand footmen : David also houghed children of Ammon to Hanun, to 13 I will be his father, and he all the chariot horses, but reserved comfort him. shall be my son ; and I will not of thein an hundred chariots.

3 But the princes of the children take my mercy away from him, as 5 And when the Syrians of Da- of Ammon said to Hanun, "Thinkest I took it from him that was before mascus came to help Hadarezer thou that David doth honour thy thee:

king of Zobah, David slew of the father, that he hath sent comforters 14 But I will settle him in mine Syrians two and twenty thousand unto thee? are not his servants house and in my kingdom for ever; men.

come unto thee for to search, and and his throne shall be established 6 Then David put garrisons in to overthrow, and to spy out the for evermore.

Syria-damascus; and the Syrians land ? 15 According to all these words, became David's servants,

and

4 Wherefore Hanun took David's and according to all this vision, so brought gifts. Thus the LORD servants, and shaved them, and cut did Nathan speak unto David. preserved David whithersoever he off their garments in the midst, 16 And David the king came went.

hard by their buttocks, and sent and sat before the LORD, and said, 7 And David took the shields of

them away Who am I, O LORD God, and what gold that were on the servants of 5 Then there went certain, and is mine house, that thou hast Hadarezer, and brought them to told David how the men were brought me hitherto ? Jerusalem.

served : and he sent to meet them; 17 And yet this was a small thing 8 Likewise from Tibhath, and (for the men were greatly ashamed:) in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, and the king said, Tarry at Jericho also spoken of thy servant's house brought David very much brass, until your beards be grown, and for a great while to come, and hast wherewith Solomon made the then return. regarded me according to the estate brasen sea, and the pillars, and the 6 And when the children of of a man of high degree, O LORD vessels of brass.

Ammon saw that they had made God.

9 Now when Tou king of themselves odious to David, Hanun 18 What can David speak more Hamath heard how David had and the children of Ammon sent a to thee for the honour of thy ser- smitten all the host of Hadarezer thousand talents of silver to hire vant ? for thou knowest thy servant. king of Zohah,

them chariots and horsemen out of 19 O LORD, for the servant's 10 He sent Hadoram his son to Mesopotamia, and out of Syria. sake, and according to thine own king David, to enquire of his wel. maachah, and out or Zobah. heart, hast thou done all this great- fare, and to congratulate him, 7 So they hired thirty and two ness, in making kuown all these because he had fought against thousand chariots, and the king of great things.

Hadarezer, and smitten him ; (for Maachah and his people, who came 20 O LORD, there is none like Hadarezer had war with Tou ;) and pitched before Medeba. And thee, neither is there any God be- and with him all manner of vessels the children of Ammon gathered sides thee, according to all that we of gold, and silver, and brass. themselves together from their have heard with our ears.

il Them also king David dedi- cities, and came to battle. 21 And what one nation in the cated unto the LORD, with the And when David heard of it, earth is like thy people Israel, silver and the gold that he brought he sent Joab, and all the host of the whom God went to redeem to be his from all these nations; from Edom, mighty men. own people, to make thee a name and from Moab, and from the 9 And the children of Ammon of greatness and terribleness, by children of Ammon, and from the came out, and put the battle in driving out nations from before thy Philistines, and from Amalek. array before the gate of the city; people, whom thou hast redeemed 12 Moreover, Abishai the son of and the kings that were come were out of Egypt?

Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in by themselves in the field. 22 For thy people Israel didst the valley of Salt eighteen thou- 10 Now when Joab saw that the thou make thine own people for sand.

battle was set against him before ever; and thou, LORD, becamest 13 And he put garrisons in and behind, he chose out of all the their God.

Edom; and all the Edomites be- choice of Israel, and put them in 23 Therefore now, LORD, let the came David's servants. Thus the array against the Syrians. thing that thou hast spoken con- LORD preserved David whithersocerning thy servant, and concern- ever he went.

Ver. 17. Chief about the king : ing his house, be established for 14 So David reigned over all that is, held the chief offices among ever, and do as thou hast said. Israel, and executed judgment and those who ministered to him. 24 Let it even be established, justice among all his people.

Ver. 1. See 2 Sam. x. 1.- Ver. that thy name may be magnified 15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah 7. The number mentioned in the for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts was over the host; and Jehoshaphat parallel passage the book of is the God of Israel, even a God to the son of Ahilud recorder;

Samuel is twenty thousand foot. Israel; and let the house of David

men, of king Maachah a thousand thy servant be established before devout reader will peruse this men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand thee.

prayer of David with frequent de- men: if we suppose, then, that the 25 For thou, O my God, hast told light : it expresses the feelings bulk of the army fought from chathy servant that thou wilt build which every day become more fa- riots, as was the ancient custom, him an house: therefore thy servant miliar to his heart--that assurance the only difference between the two hath found in his heart to pray in the overruling providence of the accounts is, that here the chariots before thre.

Almighty Father, which forms the are mentioned, while, in the former 26 And now, LORD, thou art groundwork of all his hopes, that passage, the soldiers are enume. God, and hast promised this good- observation of the fulfilment of his rated. --Ver. 10. 2 Sam. X. To Dess unto thy servant :

promises, which furnishes him with reconcile the numbers here named 27 Now therefore let it please perpetual proofs of his truth and with those in the parallel passage, mercy.

we may either suppose that each of 2. San. vii. 14.- Ver. 27. The Ver. 1. See 2 Sam. viii. ). the chariots contained several men.

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