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Tou congratulates David. CHAP. XIX. Hanun's ungratefulness the LORD preserved David whithersoever, 5 Then there went certain, and told te went.

David how the men were served. And he 7 And David took the shields of gold that sent to meet thein : for the men were greatwere on the servants of Hadarezer, and ly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at brought them to Jerusalem.

Jericho until your beards be grown, and s Likewise from Tibhath, and from then return. Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David 6 | And when the children of Ammon very much brass, wherewith Solomon made saw that they had made themselves odious the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the to David, Hanun and the children of Amvessels of brass.

mon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire 94 Now when Tou king of Hamath them chariots and horsemen out of Mescheard how David had smitten all the host potamia, and out of Syria-maachah, and of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

out of Zobah. 10 He sent Hadoram his son to king 7 So they hired thirty and two thousand David, to inquire of his welfare, and to chariots, and the king of Maachah and his congratulate him, because he had fought people, who came and pitched before Meagainst Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for deba. And the children of Ammon gaHladarezer had warred with Tou;) and thered themselves together from their cities, with him all manner of vessels of gold, and and came to battle. silrer, and brass.

18 And when David heard of it, he sent 11 Them also king David dedicated un- Joab, and all the host of the mighty men. to the LORD, with the silver and the gold' 9 And the children of Ammon came out, that he brought from all these nations; from and put the battle in array before the gate Edom, and from Moab, and from the chil- of the city : and the kings that were come dren of Ammon, and from the Philistines, were by themselves in the field. and from Amalek.

1 10 Now when Joab saw that the battle 12 Moreover, Abishai the son of Zeruiah was set against him before and behind, he slew of the Edomites in the valley of Salt chose out of all the choice of Israel, and eighteen thousand.

put them in array against the Syrians. 13 ? And he put garrisons in Edom; 11 And the rest of the people he deliverand all the Edomites became David's ser- ed unto the hand of Abishai his brother, vants. Thus the LORD preserved David and they set themselves in array against the whithersoever he went.

children of Ammon. 14 [ So David reigned over all Israel, 12 And he said, If the Syrians be too and executed judgment and justice among strong for me, then thou shalt help me : but all his people.

|if the children of Ammon be too strong for 15 Ånd Joab the son of Zeruiah was thee, then I will help thee. over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of 13 Be of good courage, and let us beAhilud, recorder;

have ourselves valiantly for our people, and 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the do that which is good in his sight. priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

| 14 So Joab and the people that were 17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was with him drew nigh before the Syrians unover the Cherethites and the Pelethites ; to the battle; and they fled before him. and the sons of David were chief about the 15 And when the children of Ammon king.

saw that the Syrians were fled, they likeCHAP. XIX.

wise fled before Abishai his brother, and N OW it came to pass after this, that Na- entered into the city. Then Joab came to T hash the king of the children of Am- Jerusalem. mon died, and his son reigned in his stead. 16 4 And when the Syrians saw that

2 And David said, I will shew kindness they were put to the worse before Israel, unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his they sent messengers, and drew forth the father shewed kindness to me. And Da- Syrians that were beyond the river : and vid sent messengers to comfort him con- Shophach the captain of the host of Hadacerning his father. So the servants of Da- rezer went before them. vid came into the land of the children of 17 And it was told David ; and he gaAmmon to Hanun, to comfort him.

thered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, 3 But the princes of the children of Am- and came upon them, and set the battle in mon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that array against them. So when David had David doth honour thy father, that he hath put the battle in array against the Syrians, sent comforters unto thee? are not his ser- they fought with him. vants come unto thee for to search, and to 18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; overthrow, and to spy out the land ? and David slew of the Syrians seven thou

4 Wherefore Hanun took David's ser- sand men which fought in chariots, and vants, and shaved them, and cut off their forty thousand footmen, and killed Show garments in the midst hard by their but- phach the captain of the host. tocks, and sent them away.

19 And when the servants of Hadarezer Rabbah besieged and taken. 1. CHRONICLES. David numbers the people. saw that they were put to the worse before they of Israel were a thousand thousand Israel, they made peace with David, and and an hundred thousand men that drew became his servants: neither would the sword : and Judah was four hundred threeSyrians help the children of Ammon any score and ten thousand men that drew sword. more.

I 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he CHAP. XX.

not among them : for the king's word was AND it came to pass, that after the year abominable to Joab. A was expired, at the time that kings 7° And God was displeased with this go out to battle, Joab led forth the power thing, therefore he smote Israel. of the army, and wasted the country of the 8 And David said unto God, I have sinchildren of Ammon, and came and besieged ned greatly, because I have done this Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done it.

very foolishly. 2 And David took the crown of their 9 1 And the LORD spake unto Gad, Daking from off his head, and found it to vid's seer, saying, weigh a talent of gold, and there were pre- 10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus cious stones in it; and it was set upon saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; David's head: and he brought also ex-choose thee one of them, that I may do it ceeding much spoil out of the city.

unto thee. 3 And he brought out the people that 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto were in it, and cut them with saws, and with him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so 12 Either three years' famine; or three dealt David with all the cities of the chil- months to be destroyed before thy foes, dren of Ammon. And David and all the while that the sword of thine enemies overpeople returned to Jerusalem

taketh thee; or else three days the sword 41 And it came to pass after this, that of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the there arose war at Gezer with the Philis- land, and the angel of the LORD destroying tines : at which time Sibbechai the Husha-throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now thite slew Sippai, that was of the children therefore advise thyself what word I shall of the giant : and they were subdued. bring again to him that sent me.

5 And there was war again with the 13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair great strait: let me fall now into the hand slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the of the LORD; for very great are his merGittite, whose spear-staff was like a wea- cies: but let me not fall into the hand of ver's beam.

man. 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, 14 | So the LORD sent pestilence upon where was a man of great stature, whose Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy fingers and toes were four and twenty, six thousand men. on each hand, and six on each foot : and he 15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusaalso was the son of the giant.

lem to destroy it: and as he was destroy7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan ing, the LORD beheld, and he repented the son of Shimea, David's brother, slew him of the evil, and said to the angel that

destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine 8 These were born unto the giant in hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite. and by the hand of his servants.

16 [ And David lifted up his eyes, and CHAP. XXI.

saw the angel of the LORD stand between AND Satan stood up against Israel, and the earth and the heaven, having a drawn Il provoked David to number Israel. sword in his hand, stretched out over Je.

2 And David said to Joab and to the rusalem. Then David and the elders of rulers of the people, Go, number Israel Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring upon their faces. the number of them to me, that I may 17 And David said unto God, Is it not I know it.

that commanded the people to be num3 And Joab answered, The Lord make bered? even I it is that have sinned and his people an hundred times so many more done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, as they be: but, my lord the king, are they what have they done? let thine hand, I not all my lord's servants? why then doth pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, my lord require this thing? why will he be and on my father's house; but not on thy a cause of trespass to Israel ?

people, that they should be plagued. 4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed 18 ( Then the angel of the LORD comagainst Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, manded Gad to say to David, that David and went throughout all Israel, and came should go up, and set up an altar unto the to Jerusalem.

LORD in the threshing-floor of Ornan the 5 1 And Joab gave the sum of the num-Jebusite. ber of the people unto David. And all 19 And David went up at the saying of

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David builds an altar. CHAP. XXII. Preparations for the temple. Gad, which he spake in the name of the sout all countries : I will therefore now LORD,

make preparation for it. So David pre20 And Ornan turned back, and saw pared abundantly before his death. the angel; and his four sons with him hid] 6 Then he called for Solomon his son, themselves. Now Ornan was threshing and charged him to build an house for the wheat.

LORD God of Israel. 21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornaní 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, looked, and saw David, and went out of as for me, it was in my mind to build an the threshing-floor, and bowed himself to house unto the name of the Lord my God. David with his face to the ground. 18 But the word of the LORD came to me,

22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, me the place of this threshing-floor, that I and hast made great wars : thou shalt not may build an altar therein unto the Lord: build an house unto my name, because thou shalt grant it me for the full price: thou hast shed much blood upon the earth that the plague may be stayed from the in my sight. people.

9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, 23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it who shall be a man of rest; and I will to thee, and let my lord the king do that give him rest from all his enemies round which is good in his eyes : lo, I give thee about: for his name shall be Solomon, and the oxen also for burnt-offerings, and the I will give peace and quietness unto Israel threshing instruments for wood, and the in his days. wheat for the meat-offering ; 1 give it all. 10 He shall build an house for my name;

24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; and he shall be my son, and I will be his but I will verily buy it for the full price : father; and I will establish the throne of for I will not take that which is thine for his kingdom over Israel for ever. the LORD, nor offer burnt-offerings without 11 Now, my son, the Lord be with cost.

thee; and prosper thou, and build the house 25 So David gave to Ornan for the place of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of six hundred shekels of gold by weight. thee.

26 And David built there an altar unto 12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and the LORD, and offered burnt-offerings and understanding, and give thee charge conpeace-offerings, and called upon the Lord; cerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the and he answered him from heaven by fire law of the LORD thy God. upon the altar of burnt-offering.

| 13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest 27 And the LORD commanded the angel; heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments and he put up his sword again into the which the LORD charged Moses with consheath thereof.

cerning Israel: be strong, and of good cou28 | At that time when David saw that rage; dread not, nor be dismayed. the Lord had answered him in the thresh- 14 Now behold, in my trouble I have ing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he prepared for the house of the Lord an hunsacrificed there.

dred thousand talents of gold, and a thou29 For the tabernacle of the Lord, sand thousand talents of silver; and of brass which Moses made in the wilderness, and and iron without weight : for it is in abunthe altar of the burnt-offering, were at that dance: timber also and stone have I preseason in the high place at Gibeon. pared; and thou mayest add thereto.

30 But David could not go before it tol 15 Moreover, there are workmen with inquire of God : for he was afraid because thee in abundance, hewers and workers of of the sword of the angel of the LORD. stone and timber, and all manner of cunCHAP. XXII.

ning men for every manner of work. THEN David said, This is the house of 16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass,

1 the LORD God, and this is the altar of and the iron, there is no number. Arise, the burnt-offering for Israel.

therefore, and be doing, and the Lord be 2 And David commanded to gather to with thee. gether the strangers that were in the land of 17 | David also commanded all the Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, stones to build the house of God.

saying, 3 And David prepared iron in abun- 18 °Is not the LORD your God with you? dance for the nails for the doors of the and hath he not given you rest on every gates, and for the joinings; and brass in side ? for he hath given the inhabitants of abundance without weight;

the land into mine hand; and the land is 4 Also cedar-trees in abundance: for subdued before the Lord, and before his the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought people. much cedar-wood to David.

| 19 Now set your heart and your soul to 5 And David said, Solomon my son is seek the LORD your God : arise therefore, young and tender, and the house that is to and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD be builded for the LORD must be exceeding God, to bring the ark of the covenant of magnifical, of fame and of glory through- the Lord, and the holy vessels of God,

Solomon made king. I. CHRONICLES. The offices of the Levites. into the house that is to be built to the 22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, name of the LORD.

but daughters : and their brethren the sons CHAP. XXIII.

of Kish took them. Co when David was old and full of days, 23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and N he made Solomon his son king over Eder, and Jeremoth, three. Israel.

| 24 These were the sons of Levi after 2 1 And he gathered together all the the house of their fathers; even the chief princes of Israel, with the priests and the of the fathers, as they were counted by Levites.

number of names by their polls, that did 3 Now the Levites were numbered from the work for the service of the house of the the age of thirty years and upward : and LORD, from the age of twenty years and their number by their polls, man by man, upward. was thirty and eight thousand.

125 For David said, The LORD God of 4 Of which, twenty and four thousand Israel hath given rest unto his people, that were to set forward the work of the house they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever; of the LORD ; and six thousand were offi- 26 And also unto the Levites : they shall cers and judges:

no more carry the tabernacle, nor any ves5 Moreover, four thousand were porters ; sels of it for the service thereof. and four thousand praised the LORD with 27 For by the last words of David the the instruments which I made, said David, Levites were numbered from twenty years to praise therewith.

old and above : 6 And David divided them into courses 28 Because their office was to wait on among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, the sons of Aaron for the service of the Kohath, and Merari.

Thouse of the LORD, in the courts, and in 71 Of the Gershonites were Laadan and the chambers, and in the purifying of all Shimei.

holy things, and the work of the service of 8 The sons of Laadan ; the chief was the house of God; Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three. 29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the

9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and fine flour for meat-offering, and for the unHaziel, and Haran, three. These were leavened cakes, and for that which is baked the chief of the fathers of Laadan. in the pan, and for that which is fried, and

10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, for all manner of measure and size; Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four 30 Aud to stand every morning to thank were the sons of Shimei.

and praise the LORD, and likewise at 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah even; the second: but Jeush and Beriah had not 31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto many sors; therefore they were in one the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new reckoning, according to their father's house. moons, and on the set feasts, by number,

12 | The sons of Kohath; Amram, Iz- according to the order commanded unto har, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

them, continually before the LORD: 13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and 32 And that they should keep the charge Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he of the tabernacle of the congregation, and should sanctify the most holy things, he the charge of the holy place, and the and his sons for ever, to burn incense be-charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, fore the LORD, to minister unto him, and in the service of the house of the LORD. to bless in his name for ever.

CHAP. XXIV. 14 Now concerning Moses the man of N OW these are the divisions of the sons God, his sons were named of the tribe of IV of Aaron. The sons of Aaron ; NaLevi.

dab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their and Eliezer.

father, and had no children: therefore 16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebue! Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's was the chief.

office. 17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Reha- 3 And David distributed them, both Zabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none dok of the sons of Eleazar, and Abimeother sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were lech of the sons of Ithanar, according to very many.

tlreir offices in their service. 18 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the 4 And there were more chief men found chief.

of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of 19 Of the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the Ithamar; and thus were they divided. first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixthird, and Jekameam the fourth.

teen chief men of the house of their fathers, 20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the and eight among the sons of Ithamar acfirst, and Jesiah the second.

cording to the house of their fathers. 21 1 The sons of Merari ; Mahli, and 5 Thus were they divided by lot, one Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Elcazar, and sort with another; for the governors of the Kish.

sanctuary, and governors of the house of The order of the priests. CHAP. XXV. The offices of the singers. od, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of presence of David the king, and Zadok, sons of Ithamar.

land Abimelech, and the chief of the fathers 6 And Shemaiah the son of Netlaneel of the priests and Levites, even the prine scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them cipal fathers over against their younger plore the king, and the princes, and Za- brethren. k the priest, and Ahimelech the son of

CHAP. XXV. biathar, and before the chief of the fa-TVOREOVER David and the captains sers of the priests and Levites: one prin- I of the host separated to the service of pal household being taken for Eleazar, the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of id one taken for Ithamar.

Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, 7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoi- with psalteries, and with cymbals : and the cib, the second to Jedaiah,

number of the workmen according to their 8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seo- service was:

1 2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and 9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the Iijamin,

sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, 1o The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to which prophesied according to the order bijah,

of the king. 11 The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Srecaniah,

Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hasha12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth biah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands co Jakim,

of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the four- with a harp, to give thanks and to praise teenth to Jeshebeab,

the LORD. 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth 4 Of Heman : the sons of Heman; Bukto Immer,

kiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jen 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eigh- riinoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Gidteenth to Aphses,

dalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, 16 The nineteenth to Pethabiah, the Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth: twentieth to Jehezekel,

15 All these were the sons of Heman the 17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up two and twentieth to Gamul,

the horn. And God gave to Heman four18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, teen sons and three daughters. the four and twentieth to Maaziah.

6 All these were under the hands of their 19 These were the orderings of them in father for song in the house of the LORD, their service to come into the house of the with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the LORD, according to their manner, under service of the house of God, according to Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Is- the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and rael had commanded him.

Heman. 20 And the rest of the sons of Levil 7 So the number of them, with their were these : Of the sons of Amram; Shu- brethren that were instructed in the songs bael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah. of the LORD, even all that were cunning,

21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons was two hundred fourscore and eight. of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah. | 8f And they cast lots, ward against ward,

22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the as well the small as the great, the tear.her sons of Shelomoth ; Jahath.

as the scholar. 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Seriah the 9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph first, Amariah the second, Jehaziel the to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who, third, Jekameam the fourth.

with his brethren and sons were twelve: 24 of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and the sons of Michah; Shamir.

his brethren, were twelve: 25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah : 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and of the sons of Issbialı; Zechariah. This brethren, were twelve :

26 {The sons of Merari were Mahli, and! 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno. and his brethren, were twelve:

27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Be- 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, no, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. and his brethren, were twelve :

28 Of Mahli camc Eleazar, who had no 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons.

sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish 15 The eighth to Jeshajah, he, his sons, was Jerahmeel.

and his brethren, were twelve : 30 The sons also of Mushi ; Mahli, and 16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons and his brethren, were twelve: of the Levites after the house of their 17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and fathers.

This brethren, were twelve : 31 These likewise cast lots over against 18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his song, their brethren the sons of Aaron in the land his brethren, were twelve :

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