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Those who came to David at CHAP. XII.

Ziklag und Hebron. Kish: and they were among the mighty David, when he came with the Philistines men, helpers of the war.

against Saul to battle: but they helped 2. They were armed with bows, and them not: for the lords of the Philistines could use both the right hand and the left upon advisement sent him away, saying, in hurling stones, and shooting arrows out He will fall to his master Saul to the jeoof a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Ben- pardy of our heads. jamin.

20° As he went to Ziklag, there fell to 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, bim of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth ; and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite, thousands that were of Manasseh.

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty 21 And they helped David against the man among the thirty, and over the thirty; band of the rovers : for they were all and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, mighty men of valour, and were captains -and Jozabad the Gederathite,

in the host. 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, 22 For at that time day by day there, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Ha- came to David to help him, until it was a ruphite,

great host, like the host of God. 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, 23 | And these are the numbers of the and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korbites, bands that were ready armed to the war,

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons and came to David to Hebron, to turn the of Jeroham of Gedor.

kingdom of Saul to him, according to the 8 And of the Gadites there separated word of the LORD. themselves unto David into the hold to the 24 The children of Judah that bare wilderness men of might, and men of war shield and spear were six thousand and fit for the battle, that could handle shield eight hundred, ready armed to the war. and buckler, whose faces were like the 25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes men of valour for the war, seven thousand upon the mountains ;

and one hundred. 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, 26 Of the children of Levi four thouEliab the third,

sand and six hundred. 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the the fifth,

Aaronites, and with him were three thou11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, sand and seven hundred ; 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the valour, and of his father's house twenty eleventh.

and two captains. 14 These were of the sons of Gad, cap- 29 And of the children of Benjamin, the tains of the host : one of the least was over kindred of Saul, three thousand: for a hundred, and the greatest over a thou- hitherto the greatest part of thern had sand.

kept the ward of the house of Saul. 15 These are they that went over Jor- 30 And of the children of Ephraim dan in the first month, when it had over-twenty thousand and eight hundred, flown all his banks; and they put to flight mighty men of valour, famous throughall them of the valleys, both toward the out the house of their fathers. east, and toward the west.

31 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh 16 And there came of the children of eighteen thousand, which were expressed Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David. by name, to come and make David king.

17 And David went out to meet them, 32 And of the children of Issachar,which and answered and said unto them, If ye were men that had understanding of the be come peaceably unto me to help me, times, to know what Israel ought to do; the my heart shall be knit unto you: but if heads of them were two hundred; and all ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, their brethren were at their commandment. seeing there is no wrong in my hands, 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to the God of our fathers look thereon, and battle, expert in war, with all instruments rebuke it.

of war, fifty thousand, which could keep 18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, rank: they were not of double heart. who was chief of the captains, and he said, 34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, and with them with shield and spear thou son of Jesse : peace, peace be unto thirty and seven thousand. thee, and peace be to thy. helpers ; 35 And of tbe Danites expert in war for thy God helpeth thee. Then David twenty

and eight thousand and six hundred. received them, and made them captains of 36 And of Asher, such as went forth to the band.

battle, expert in war, forty thousand. 19 And there fell some of Manasseh tol 37 And on the other side of Jordan, of

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I. CHRONICLES. Hiram's kindness to David. the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of to this day. instruments of war for the battle, a hun- 12 And David was afraid of God that dred and twenty thousand.

day, saying, How shall I bring the art of 38 All these men of war, that could keep God home to me ? rank, came with a perfect heart to Heb- 13 8o David brought not the ark home ron, to make David king over all Israel : to himself to the city of David, but carried and all the rest also of Israel were of one it aside into the house of Obed-edom thu beart to make David king.

Gittite. 39 And there they were with David 14 And the ark of God remained with three days, eating and drinking : for their the family of Obed-edom in his house three brethren bad prepared for them. months. And the LORD blessed the house

40 Moreover, they that were nigh them, of Obed-edom, and all that he had. even unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and

. asses, and on camels, and on mules, and oneren, and Now Hiram king of Tyre sent mes

sengers to David, and timber of cemeat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of dars, with masons and carpenters, to build raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and him a house. sheep abundantly: for there was joy in 2 And David perceived that the LORD Israel,

had confirmed bim king over Israel, for his CHAP. XIII.

kingdom was lifted up on high, because of ND David consulted with the captains his people Israel.

3 [ And David took more wives at Jewith every leader.

rusalem: and David begat more sons and 2 And David said unto all the congre- daughters. gation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, 4 Now these are the names of his chil. and that it be of the LORD our God, let us dren which he had in Jerusalem; Shamsend abroad unto our brethren every where, mua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, that are left in all the land of Israel, and 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, with them also to the priests and Levites 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, which are in their cities and suburbs, that 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Elithey may gather themselves unto us : phalet.

3 And let us bring again the ark of our 8 | And when the Philistines beard God to us : for we inquired not at it in the that David was anointed king over all Isdays of Saul.

rael, all the Philistines went up to seek 4 And all the congregation said that David. And David heard of it, and went they would do so : for the thing was right out against them. in the eyes of all the people.

9 And the Philistines came and spread 5 So David gathered all Israel together, themselves in the valley of Rephaim. from Shihor of Egypt even unto the enter- 10 And David inquired of God, saying, ing of Hemath, to bring the ark of God Shall I go up against the Philistines ? and from Kirjath-jearim.

wilt thou deliver them into my hand! 6 And David went up, and all Israel, And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I to Baalah, that is, to Kinath-jearim, which will deliver them into thy hand. belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the 11 So they came up to Baal.perazim, ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between and David smote them there. Then Da. the cherubims, whose name is called on it. vid said, God hath broken in upon mine

7 And they carried the ark of God in a enemies by my hand like the breaking new cart out of the house of Abinadab: forth of waters therefore they called the and Uzza and Abio drave the cart. name of that place Baal-perazim.

8 And David and all Israel played be- 12 And when they had left their gods fore God with all their might, and with there, David gave a commandment, and singing, and with harps, and with psalte- they were burned with fire. ries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, 13 And the Philistines yet again spread and with trumpets.

themselves abroad in the valley: 9 [And when they came unto the 14 Therefore David inquired again of threshing-Aoor of Chidon, Uzza put forth God: and God said unto him, Go not up his band to hold the ark; for the oxen after them į turn away from them, and stumbled.

come upon them over against the mulberry10 And the anger of the LORD was kin- trees. died against Uzza, and he smote him, be- 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear cause he put his hand to the ark : and there a sound of going in the tops of the mulberhe died before God.

ry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to bat11 And David was displeased because tle: for God is gone forth before thee, to the Lord had made a breach upon Uzza :smite the host of the Philistines.

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