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David appoints
I. CHRONICLES.

a thanksgiving 4 1 And he appointed certain of the the people, give unto the LORD glory and Levites to minister before the ark of the strength. LORD, and to record, and to thank and 29°Give unto the LORD the glory due praise the LORD God of Israel:

unto his name: bring an offering, and 5 Asaph the chief, and next to him come before him: worship the LORD in Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and the beauty of holiness. Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and 30 Fear before him, all the earth: the Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with world also shall be stable, that it be not psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made moved. a sound with cymbals;

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests eartb rejoice : and let men say among the with trumpets continually before the ark nations, The LORD reigneth. of the covenant of God.

:: 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness 7. Then on that day David delivered thereof : let the fields rejoice, and all that first this psalm to thank the LORD, into the is therein. hand of Asaph and his brethren.

33 Then shall the trees of the wood 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon sing out at the presence of the LORD, behis name, make known his deeds among cause he cometh to judge the eartb. the people.

34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. talk ye of all his wondrous works.

35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our 10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the salvation, and gather us together, and deheart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. liver us from the heathen, that we may

11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek give thanks to thy holy name, and glory his face continually.

in thy praise. 12 Remember his marvellous works 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel that he hath done, his wonders, and the for ever and ever. And all the people judgments of his mouth;

said, Amen, and praised the LORD. 13 Oye seed of Israel his servant, ye 37 T So he left there before the ark of children of Jacob, his chosen ones. the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his

14 He is the LORD our God; his judg-brethren, to minister before the ark conments are in all the earth.

tinually, as every day's work required : 15 Be ye mindful always of his cove- 38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, nant; the word which he commanded to threescore and eight; Obed-edom also a thousand generations;

the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: 16 Even of the covenant which he made 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethwith Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; ren the pricsts, betore the tabernacle of

17 And hath confirmed the same to Ja-the LORD in the high place that was at cob, for a law, and to Israel for an ever- Gibeon, lasting covenant,

40 Toofferburnt-offerings unto the LORD 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the upon the altar of the burnt-offering contilandof Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;nually morning and evening, and to do ac

19 When ye were but few, even a few, cording to all that is written in the law of and strangers in it.

the LORD, which he commanded Israel ; 20 And when they went from nation to 41 And with them Heman and Jedunation, and from one kingdom to another thun, and the rest that were chosen, who people;

were expressed by name, to give thanks 21 He suffered no man to do them to the LORD, because his mercy endureth wrong: yea, be reproved kings for their for ever; sakes,

42 And with them Heman and Jedu. 22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, thun, with trumpets and cymbals for those and do my prophets no harm.

that should make a sound, and with mu23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth ; sical instruments of God. And the sons shew forth from day to day his salration of Jeduthun were porters.

24 Declare his glory among the heathen; 43 And all the people departed every his marvellous works among all nations. man to his house; and David returned to

25 For great is the LORD, and greatly bless his house. to be praised: he also is to be feared

CHAP. XVII. above all gods.

TOW it came to pass, as David sat in 26 For all the gods of the people are idols : but the Lord made the heavens. the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of

27 Glory and honour are in his pre- cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the sence; strength and gladness are in his Lord remdineth under curtains. place.

2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of that is in thy heart; for Godis with thee.

ears.

Narhan's message to David. CHAP. XVIII. The victories of David.

3 And it came to pass the saine night, for the honour of thy servant? for thou that the word of God came to Nathan, knowest thy servant. saying,

19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and 4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus according to thine own heart, hast thou saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me done all this greatness, in making known a house to dwell in :

all these great things. 5 For I have not dwelt in a house since 20 O LORD, there is none like thee, the day that I brought up Israel unto this neither is there any God besides thee, acday: but have gone from tent to tent, and cording to all that we have heard with our from one tabernacle to another.

6 Wheresoever I have walked with all 21 And what one nation in the earth is Israel, spake la word to any of the judges like thy people Israel, whom God went of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my to redeem to be his own people, to make people, saying, Why have ye not built me thee a name of greatness and terribleness, a house of cedars?

by driving out nations from before thy 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say people, whom thou hast redeemed out of unto my servant David, Thus saith the Egypt? LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheep- 22 For thy people Israel didst thou cote, even from following the sheep, that make thine own people for ever; and thou, thou shouldest be ruler over my people LORD, becamest their God. Israel:

23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing 8 And I have beer, with thee wbither that thou hast spoken concerning thy sersocver thou hast walked, and bave cut off vant, and concerning bis house, be esta all thine enemies from before thee, and blished for ever, and do as thou hast said. have made thee a name like the name of 24 Let it even be established, that thy the great men that are in the earth. name may be magnified for ever, saying,

9 Also I will ordain a place for my peo- The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, ple Israel, and will plant them, and they even a God to Israel: and let the house of shall dwell in their place, and shall be David thy servant be established before moved no more; neither shall the children thee. of wickedness waste them any more, as at 25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy the beginning,

servant that thou wilt build bim a house : 10 And since the time that I command - therefore thy servant bath found in his ed judges to be over my people Israel. heart to pray before thee. Moreover, I will subdue all thine enemies. 26 And now, Lord, thou art God, and Furthermore, I tell thee that the LORD hast promised this goodness unto thy serwill build thee a house.

vant: 11 | And it shall come to pass, when 27 Now therefore let it please thee to thy days be expired that thou must go to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, seed after thee, which shall be of thy O Lord, and it shall be blessed for ever. sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

CHAP. XVIII. 12. He shall build me a house, and INDavid esmote the Philistines, and

after this will establish his throne for ever.

13. I will be his father, and he shall be subdued them, and took Gath and her my son: and I will not take my mercy towns out of the hand of the Philistines. away from him, as I took it from him that 2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites was before thee :

became David's servants, and broughtgifts. 14 But I will settle him in my house 3 | And David smote Hadarezer king and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to essball be established for evermore. tablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.

15 According to all these words, and 4 And David took from him a thousand according to all this vision, so did Nathan chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, speak unto David.

and twenty thousand footmen: David also 16 | And David the king came and sat hougbed all the chariot-horses, but reservbefore the LORD, and said, 'Who am I, O ed of them a hundred chariots. LORD God, and what is my house, that 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus thou hast brought me hitherto ?

came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, 17 And yet this was a small thing in David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also thousand men. spoken of thy servant's house for a great 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria. while to come, and hast regarded me ac- damascus ; and the Syrians became Da. cording to the estate of a man of high de- vid's servants, and brought gifts. Thus gree, O LORD God.

the LORD preserved David whithersoever 18 What can David speak.more to theel he went.

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Tou congratulates David. 1. CHRONICLES. Hanun's ungratefulness.

7 And David took the shields of gold David how the men were served. And be that were on the servants of Hadarezer, sent to meet them : forthemen were greatly and brought them to Jerusalem.

ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at 8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Jericho until your beards be grown, and Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David then return. very much brass, wherewith Solomon 67 And when the children of Ammon sa made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and that they had made themselves odious to Da. the vessels of brass,

vid, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent 9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard a thousand talents of silver to hire them chahow David had smitten all the host of Ha- riots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, darezer king of Zobah;

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Syria-maachah, and 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 Maachab 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 gaHadarezer had war with Tou ;), and thered themselves together from their with him all manner of vessels of gold, and cities, and came to battle. silver, and brass.

8 And when David beard of it, he sent 11 1 Them also king David dedicated Joab, and all the host of the mighty men. unto 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 Ainalek.

10 Now wben Joab saw that the battle 12 Moreover, Abishai the son of Zeruiah was set against him before and behind, bę 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 be deliver and all the Edomites became David's ser-led 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 lsrael, 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 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over thee, then I will help thee. the host ; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahi- 13 Be of good courage, and let us be lud, recorder;

have ourselves valiantly forour people, and 16 And Zadok the son of Abitub, and for the cities of our God: and let

the LORD Abimelech the son of Abiatbar, 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 bim drew nigh before the Syrians overthe Cherethites and the Pelethites; and unto the battle ; and they fled before him. the sons of David were chief about tbe king. 15 And when the children of Ammon CHAP. XIX.

saw that the Syrians were fled, they like: NOW

TOW it came to pass after this, that Na- wise fled before Abishai bis brother, and

bash the king of the children of Am- entered into the city. Then Joab came mon died, and his son reigned in bis stead. to Jerusalem.

2 And David said, I will shew kindness 16 | And when the Syrians saw that unto Hanun the son of Nabash, because his they were put to the worse before Israel, father shewed

kindness to me. And Da- they sent messengers, and drew forth the vid sent messengers to comfort him con- Syrians that were beyond the river: and cerning his father. So the servants of Da- Shopbach the captain of the host of Hada. vid came into the land of the children of rezer went before them. Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.

17 And it was told David; and he ga. 3 But the princes of the children of Am- thered all Israel, and passed over Jordan

, mon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that Da- and came upon them,

and set the battle in vid doth honour thy father, that he hath array against them. So when David bad sent comforters unto thee ? are not his ser- put the battle in array against the Syrians, vants come unto thee for to search, and to they fought with him. overthrow, and to spy out the land? 18 But the Syrians filed before Israel;

4 Wherefore Hanun took David's ser- and David slew of the Syriang seven thou vants, and shaved them, and cut off their sand men which

fought in chariots, and garments in the midst hard by their but- forty thousand footmen, and killed Show tocks, and sent them away.

phach the captain of the host. 5 Then there went certain, and tolal' 19 And when the servants of Hadareler

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