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h Jos. 11.4.
Hushai's counsel accepted. mine 1 affliction, and that the LORD will| B. C. 102. counsel that Ahithophel hath ? given is not requite me good a for his cursing this day. 1 eye, or, good at this time. 13 And as David and his men went by the
8 For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy way, Shimei went along on the hill's side
father and his men, that they be mighty over against him, and cursed as he went, 2 counselled. men, and they be 3 chased in their minds and threw stones at him, and 4 cast dust.
as a bear b robbed of her whelps in the 14 And the king, and all the people that
field: and thy father is a man of war, and were with him, came weary, and refreshed
will not lodge with the people. themselves there.
9 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or 15 And Absalom, and all the people, the pr.17.12. in some other place: and it will come to men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahi- 5 fallen. pass, when some of them be 5 overthrown thophel with him.
at the first, that whosoever heareth it will 16 And it came to pass, when · Hushai c c.15.37. say, There is a slaughter among the people the Archite, David's friend, was come unto
that follow Absalom. Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom,
10 And he also that is valiant, whose God save the king, 6 God save the king. & Let the king heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utter
17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this a Jos.2.11. ly melt: d for all Israel knoweth that thy thy kindness to thy friend? e why wentest 4.15,33,34, father is a mighty man, and they which
f Sa.18.17 thou not with thy friend?
be with bim s are valiant men. 18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; Ca.3.7. 11 Therefore I counsel, that all Israel be but whom the Lord, and this people, and
generally gathered unto thee, from Dan all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be,
even. to Beer-sheba, as k the sand that is and with him will I abide.
7 thy face, or by the sea for multitude; and ? that thou 19 And again, whom should I serve? go to battle in thine own person. should I not serve in the presence of his
12 So shall we come upon him in some son? As I have served in thy father's pre
place where he shall be found, and we will sence, so will I be in thy presence.
light upon him as the dew falleth on the 20 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, i c.15.12. ground: and of him and of all the men that Give counsel among you what we shall do.
are with him there shall not be left so much 21 And Ahithophel said unto Absalom,
as one. Go in unto thy father's concubines, which
13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, he hath left to keep the house; and all Is
then shall all Israel bring ropes to that city, rael shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy
and we will draw it into the river, until father: then, shall the hands of all that are 'k c.2.7.
; 1 Sa.27.12.
there be not one small stone found there. with thee be strong.
14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel 22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon 2 c.12.11,12.
said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is the top of the house; and Absalom went in
better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For lunto his father's concubines in the sight
m c. 15.31, &c.
m the Lord had 8 appointed to defeat n the of all Israel.
8 commanded, good o counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent 23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which n Job 5:12,13. that the Lord might bring evil upon
Absahe counselled in those days, was as if a
lom, man had inquired at the $ oracle of God: " word. 15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to so was all the counsel of Ahithophel, both
Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahiwith David and with Absalom.
thophel counsel Absalom and the elders of CHAP. XVII.
Israel; and thus and thus have I counselled. МО COREOVER, Ahithophel said unto
16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell Absalom, let me now choose out p Pr.6.4,5. David, saying, Lodge P not this night in twelve thousand men, and I will arise and q c.15.28. the plains 9 of the wilderness, but speedily pursue after David this night:
pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, 2 And I will come upon him while he is
and all the people that are with him. weary’and weak-handed, and will make him
17 Now • Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed afraid: and all the people that are with him c.15.27,36 by En-rogel, (for they might not be seen shall flee; and I will smite the king " only. u 1 Ki.22.31 to come into the city:) and a wench went 3 And I will bring back all the people unto
and told them: and they went and told king thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all
David. returned: so all the people shall be in peace.
18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told 4 And the saying 10 pleased Absalom 19 2098 right. Absalom: but they went both of them away
in the eyes of well, and all the elders of Israel.
quickly, and came to a man's house in Ba5 Then said Absalom, Call now Hushai" c.16.5. hurim, which had a well in his court, the Archite also, and let us hear likewise
whither they went down. what 11 he saith.
19 And w the woman took and spread a 6 And when Hushai was come to Absalom,
2 Jos.2.6, &c.
covering over the well's mouth, and spread Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahitho- 2 Ex.1.19. ground corn thereon; and r the thing was phel hath spoken after this manner: shall
not known. we do after his 12 saying? if not, speak thou.
20 And when Absalom's servants came 7 And Hushai said unto Absalom, The 272 to the woman to the house, they said,
o Lu. 16.8.
11 is in his
decorur. e Ps.5.10.
55.23. Mat.27.5. f c.2.8.
Ishmaelite. 5 Abigal.
Ahithophel hangeth himself. 2 SAMUEL, XVIII.
The death of Absalom. Where is Ahimaaz, and Jonathan? And B. C. 1023. seemeth you best I will do. And the king the woman said unto them, They be gone
stood by the gate side, and all the people over the brook of water. And when they
came out by hundreds and by thousands. had sought and could not find them, they
5 And the king commanded Joab and returned to Jerusalem.
Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for 21 And it came to pass, after they were
my sake with the young man, eren with departed, that they came up out of the a ver.12. Absalom. And a all the people heard when well, and went and told king David; and
the king gave all the captains charge consaid unto David, Arise," and pass quickly ver.15,16. cerning Absalom. over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel
6 So the people went out into the field counselled against you.
against Israel: and the battle was in the 22 Then David arose, and all the people that cJos.17.15,18
. wood of Ephraim; were with him, and they passed over Jor
7 Where the people of Israel were slain dan: by the morning light there lacked not
before the servants of David; and there one of them that was not gone over Jordan.
was there a great slaughter that day of 23 And when Ahithophel saw that his
twenty thousand men. counsel was not followed, he saddled his , done. 8 For the battle was there scattered over ass, and arose, and gat him home to his
2 gave charge
the face of all the country: and the wood house, to his city, dand? put his household in concerning 3 devoured more people that day than the order, and hanged himself, and died, and
sword devoured. was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
3 multiplied to 9 And Absalom met the servants of Da24 Then David came to Mahanaim. I
vid. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and
the mule went under the thick boughs of a all the men of Israel with him.
great oak, and & his head caught hold of 25 And Absalom made Amasa captain 27.16,20. the oak, and he was taken
between of the host, instead of Joab: which Ama Job 18.8-10. the heaven and the earth; and the mule sa was a man's son whose name was Ithra, Ps.63.9,10. that was under him went away. an Israelite, that went in to Abigail
10 And a certain man saw it, and told h the daughter of 6 Nahash, sister to Že-4 or, Jether an Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom ruiah, Joab's mother.
hanged in an oak. 26 So Israel and Absalom pitched in the A1 Ch.2.16,17. 11 And Joab said unto the man that told land of Gilead.
1 Ch.2.13,16. him, And, behold, thou sawest him; and 27 And it came to pass, when David was
why didst thou not smite him there to the come to Mahanaim, that Shobi · the son i c.10.1. ground? and I would have given thee ten of Nahash of Rabbah ; of the children of į c.12.29,30. shekels of silver, and a girdle. Ammon, and Machir k the son of Ammiel i c.19.31,32. 12 And the man said unto Joab, Though of Lo-debar, and Barzillai 'the Gileadite
I should 7 receive a thousand shekels of
7 weigh upon of Rogelim,
silver in mine hand, yet would I not put 28 Brought beds, and 8 basins, and earth
forth mine hand against the king's son: en vessels, and wheat, and barley, and
for min our hearing the king charged thee flour, and parched corn, and beans, and Berare and Abishai and Ittai, saying,
Beware lentiles, and parched pulse,
ye be of that none touch the young man Absalom. 29 And honey, and butter, and sheep,
13 Otherwise I should have wrought falseand cheese of kine, for David, and for the n c.14.19,20 hood against mine own life: for " there is people that were with him, to eat: for they
no matter hid from the king, and thou thysaid, The people is hungry, and weary, o c.16.2,14. self wouldest have set thyself against me. and thirsty, in the wilderness.
14 Then said Joab, I
may not tarry thus CHAP. XVIII.
with 10 thee. And he took three darts in
his hand, and thrust them through the were with him, and set captains of
heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive thousands and captains of hundreds over
in the 11 midst of the oak. them.
15 And ten young men that bare Joab's 2 And David sent forth a third part of
armour compassed about and smote Abthe people under the hand of Joab, and a
salom, and slew him. third part under the hand of Abishai the
16 And Joab wlew the trumpet, and the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third
people returned from pursuing after Israpart under the hand of Ittai P the Gittite. p c.15.19. el: for Joab held back the people. And the king said unto the people, I will
17 And they took Absalom, and cast him surely go forth with you myself also.
into a great pit in the wood, and laid I a 3 But the people answered, Thou shalt 12 set their very great heap of stones upon him: and not go forth: for if we fee away, they will 13 as all Israel fled every one to his tent. not care for us; neither if half of us die : Ge.14.7. 18 Now Absalom in his life-time had will they care for us: but now thou art 13
taken and reared up for himself a pillar, worth ten thousand of us: therefore now it is: 6.14.27, which is in the king's dale: • for he said, better that thou succour us out of the city.
I have no son
to keep my name in re4 And the king said unto them, What 273 membrance: and he called " the pillar
14 be to suc
4 be what
5 or, conre
for Absalom. after his own name: and it is called unto B. C. 1023. went up to the chamber over the gate, and this day, Absalom's Place.
wept; and as he went, thus he said, “O my 19 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok,
son Absalom! my son, my son Absalom, Let me now run and bear the king tidings, 5 Ro.5.7,8. would God - I had died for thee, O Absahow that the Lord hath · avenged him of 1 judged him. lom, my son, my son! his enemies.
CHAP. XIX. 20 And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt 2-be a man not 2 bear tidings this day, but thou shalt
of tidings. c Pr.17.25.
weepeth and mourneth o for Absalom. bear tidings another day; but this day thon 3 salration,or, 2 And the 3 victory that day was turned shalt bear no tidings, because the king's
into mourning unto all the people: for the son is dead.
people heard say that day how the king was 21 Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the
grieved for his son. king what thou hast seen. And Cushi
3 And the people gat them by stealth that bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.
day into the city, as people being ashamed 22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok
steal away when they fee in battle. yet again to Joab, But howsoever, let me,
4 But the king covered d his face, and the I
pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Jo-le c.18.33. king cried with a loud voice, O my son ab said, Wherefore wilt thou run, my son,
Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son! seeing that thou hast no tidings 5 ready?
5 And Joab came into the house to the 23 But howsoever, said he, let me run.
king, and said, Thou hast shamed this And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahi
day the faces of all thy servants, which maaz ran by the way of the plain, and
this day have saved thy life, and the lives over-ran f Cushi.
f Jno.20.4. of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the 24 And David sat between the two gates:
lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy and the watchman went up to the roof 15:3:17 concubines;
. over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up
6 In 6 that thou lovest thine enemies,
6 By loving. his eyes, and looked, and, behold, a man
and hatest thy friends: for thou hast derunning alone.
7 that princes clared this day,' that thou regardest nei25 And the watchman cried, and told the or serrants ther princes nor servants: for this day I king And the king said, If he be alone,
perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and there is tidings in his mouth. And he came
all we had died this day, then it had pleasapace, and drew near.
ed thee well. 26 And the watchman saw another man
7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and running, and the watchman called unto the
speak comfortably unto h thy servants: porter, and said, Behold, another man run
for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not ning alone. And the king said, He also
forth, there will not tarry one with thee bringeth tidings.
this night: and that will be worse unto 27 And the watchman said, ' Me think- I see thee thee than all the evil that befell thee from eth the running of the foremost is like the
thy youth until now. running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.
8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And the king said, He is a good man, and i 1 Ki.1.42.
And they told unto all the people, saying, cometh with good tidings,
Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And 23 And Ahimaaz called, and said unto ; c.18.6-8. all the people came before the king; for i
10 All is well. And he fell down 10 Peace, or, Israel had fled, every man to his tent. to the earth upon his face before the king,
9 And all the people were at strife throughand said, Blessed k be the Lord thy God, « Ps.124.6. out all the tribes of Israel, saying, The which hath 11 delivered up the men that lif- shut up. king saved us out of the hand of our eneted up their hand against my lord the king.
mies, and he delivered us out of the hand 29 And the king said, "? Is the young 2 2.15.14.
of the Philistines; and now he is fled out man Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answer
of the land for Absalom. ed, When Joab sent the king's servant, and
10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over me thy servant, I saw a great tumult, but I
us, is dead in battle. Now, therefore, knew not what it was.
why 13 speak ye not a word of bringing the 30 And the king said unto him, Turn
king back? aside, and stand here. And he turned
11 And king David sent to Zadok and to aside, and stood still.
Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto 31 And, behold, Cushi came; and Cushi 14 Tidings is the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye said, 14 Tidings, my lord the king:
the last to bring the king back to his house? the Lord hath avenged " thee this day of n Lu.18.7,8. seeing the speech of all Israel is come to all them that rose up against thee. v Ps.124.2,3. the king, even to his house.
32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the p c.5.1. 12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my P bones young man Absalom safe?
and Cushi an
and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the swered, The enemies 9 of my lord the king,
last to bring back the king? and all that rise against thee to do thee - 4.17.35. 13 And say ye to Amasa,' Art thou not hurt, be as that young man is.
of my bone, and of my Aesh? God do so 33 And the king was much moved, and
to me, and more also, if thou be not cap
8 to the heart
Ge.34.3. h Pr.19.15.
12 Is there
13 are ye
e 1 Ki.2.7.
3 Hono many
2 SAMUEL, XIX.
David returns to Jerusalem. tain of the host before me continually, in B. C. 1023. 28 For all of my father's house were but the room of Joab.
I men of
dead men before my lord the king: yet 14 And he bowed the heart of all the
didst thou set a thy servant among them men of Judah, even as the heart of one a c.9.7,10, 13. that did eat at thine own table. What man; so that they sent this word unto the Ju.20.1. right, therefore, have I yet to cry any king, Return thou, and all thy servants.
more unto the king? 15 So the king returned, and came to
29 And the king said unto him, Why Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, o to c Jos.5.9. speakest thou any more of thy matters? I go to meet the king, to conduct the king
have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land. over Jordan.
30 And Mephibosheth said unto the 16 And Shimei d the son of Gera, a dc.16.5. king, Yca, let him take all, forasmuch as Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted,
my lord the king is come again in peace and came down with the men of Judah to
unto his own house. meet king David.
31 And Barzillai - the Gileadite came 17 And there were a thousand men of
down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan Benjamin with him, and Ziba f the servant c.9.2,10. with the king, to conduct him over Jordan. of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons
32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, and his twenty servants with him; and , c.17.27. even fourscore years old: and & he had they went over Jordan before the king.
provided the king of sustenance while he 18 And there went over a ferry-boat to " 1Ti.6.17-19. lay at Mahanaim; for 4 he was a very carry over the king's household, and to
great man. do 2 what he thought good. And Shimei 2 the good in 33 And the king said unto Barzillai, the son of Gera fell down before the king,
Come thou over with me, and I will feed as he was come over Jordan;
thee with me in Jerusalem. 19 And said unto the king, Let' not my
34 And Barzillai said unto the king, lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do
How 3 long have I to live, that I should thou remember i that which thy servant days are go up with the king unto Jerusalem?
the years of did * perversely the day that my lord the
35 I am this day fourscore king went out of Jerusalem, that the king Ge.47.9. and can I discern m between good and should take " it to his heart.
evil? can k c.16.5, &c.
thy servant taste what I eat 20 For thy servant doth know that I have i Ps.90.10. or what I drink? can I hear any more sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the
the voice of singing-men and singingfirst this day of all the house of Joseph,
women? wherefore then should thy serto go down to meet my lord the king.
vant be yet a burden unto my lord the 21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah an
king? swered and said, Shall not Shimei be put
36 Thy servant will go a little way over to death for this, because he cursed » the
Jordan with the king: and why should Lord's anointed?
the king recompense it me with such a 22 And David said, What have I to do 9 Lu.6.38. reward?? with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye
37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn should this day be adversaries unto me?
back again, that I may die in mine own Shall " there any man be put to death this = 1 Sa.11.13. city, and be buried by the grave of my day in Israel? for do not I know that I am
father and of iny mother: but, behold, thy this day king over Israel?
servant Chimham, • let him go over with 23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei,
my lord the king; and do to him what shall Thou shalt not die. And the king sware e 1 Ki.2.8,36, seem good unto thee. unto him.
38 And the king answered, Chimham 24 And Mephibosheth “ the son of Saul u c.9.6. shall go over with me, and I will do to came down to meet the king, and had
him that which shall seem good unto thee: neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed bis 4 choose. and whatsoever thou shalt + require of me, beard, nor washed his clothes, from the
that will I do for thee. day the king departed until the day he
39 And all the people went over Jordan. came again in peace.
And when the king was come over, the 25 And it came to pass, when he was
king kissed » Barzillai, and blessed him; come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that
and he returned unto his own place. the king said unto him, Wherefore w went- - c.16.17. 40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and est not thou with me, Mephibosheth? 5 Chimhan. Chimham 5 went on with him: and all the 26 And he answered, My lord, O king,
people of Judah conducted the king, and my servant deceived me; for thy servant
also half the people of Israel. said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may
41 And, behold, all the men of Israel ride thereon, and go to the king; because
came to the king, and said unto the king, thy servant is lame.
Why have our brethren, the men of Judah, 27 And he - hath slandered thy servant Je.9.4. stolen thee away, and have y brought the unto iny lord the king; but my lord they wer:11;king and his household, and all David's
. king is an angel ? of God: do, therefore,
men with him over Jordan? what is good in thine eyes.
275 42 And all the men of Judah answered
B. C. 1023.
Amasa slain. the men of Israel, Because the king is near
11 And one of Joab's men stood by him, of kin a to us: wherefore then be ye angry a ver.12.
and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he for this matter? have we eaten at all of
that is for David, let him go after Joab. the king's cost? or hath he given us any
12 And Amasa wallowed in blood in the gift?
midst of the highway. And when the man 43 And the men of Israel answered the
saw that all the people stood still, he remen of Judah, and said, We have ten parts
moved Amasa out of the highway into the in the king, and we have also more right
field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he in David than ye: why then did ye ' de- set us at saw that every one that came by him stood
light. spise us, that our advice should not be first
still. had in bringing back our king? And the
13 When he was removed out of the highwords of the men of Judah were b fiercer Ju.8.1. way, all the people went on after Joab, to than the words of the men of Israel.
pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri. CHAP. XX.
14 And he went through all the tribes of
Israel unto Abel, o and to Beth-maachah, of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the
and all the Berites; and they were gathered son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew
together, and went also after him. a trumpet, and said, We have no part d in 1 c. 19:13. 15 And they came and besieged him in David, neither have we inheritance in the
Abel of Beth-maachah, and they cast up a son of Jesse: every man to his tents, 0 : 2 Ki.19.32, bank against the city, and it stood 2 in the Israel.
The vulmost trench: and all the people that were with 2 Sofevery man of Israel went up from af
Joab 3 battered the wall, to throw it down. ter David, and followed Sheba the son of 3 marred to 16 Then cried a wise woman out of the Bichri: but the men of Judah & clave unto
g c.19.11. city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak 3 And David came to his house at Jeru
with thee. salem; and the king took the ten women
17 And when he was come near unto her, his concubines," whom he had left to keep 16.21,2. the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he the house, and put them in 4 ward, and fed 4 an house of answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, them, but went not in unto them. So they ; G£.40.3,4,7. Hear the words of thine handmaid. And were 5 shut up unto the day of their death,
he answered, I do hear. living in widowhood.
kood of life. 18 Then she spake, saying, "They were
7 or, They 4 Then said the king to Amasa, Assem- plainly spake wont to speak in old time, saying, They ble me the men of Judah within three days, ning saying,
in the begin shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so and be thou here present.
surely then they ended the matter. 5 So Amasa went; to assemble the men of Abel, and so 19 I am one of them that are peaceable and Judah: but he tarried longer than the set make an end. faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy time which he had appointed him.
a city and a mother * in Israel: why wilt 6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall 3.6.19:13. thou swallow up the inheritance of the Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm
LORD? than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's
20 And Joab answered and said, Far he servants, and pursue after him, lest he 1 c.11.11. it, far be it from me, that I should swallow get him fenced cities, and escape us.
9 deliver him up or destroy. 7 And there went out after him, Joab's self from 21 The matter is not so: but a man of men, and the Cherethites, " and the Pe
mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri lethites, and all the mighty men: and they 10 his name. by name, hath lifted
his hand against went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after She
the king, even against David: deliver him ba the son of Bichri.
only, and I will depart from the city. And 8 When they were at the great stone
the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his which is in Gibeon, Amasa went before
head shall be thrown to thee over the wall. them. And Joab's garment that he had put
22 Then the woman went unto all the on was girded unto him, and upon it a gir- n Ec.9.14-16. people in her wisdom: " and they cut off dle with a sword fastened upon his loins in
the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it
cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, fell out.
and they 11 retired from the city, every man 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in
to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusahealth, my brother? And Joab took Amasa
lem unto the king. by the beard with the right hand to kiss L.1.22.17. 23 Now Joab was over all the host of
p c.8.16-18. him.
Israel; and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada - 10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword q 1 Ki.2.5. was over the Cherethites, and over the that was in Joab's hand: so he 9 smote him
Pelethites; therewith in' the fifth rib, and shed out his 12 doubled not 24 And Adoram was over the stribute; bowels to the ground, and 12 struck him not 1 1 Ki.4.3. and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai 13 or, remem
18 recorder; his brother pursued after Sheba the son of
25 And Sheva was-scribe: and Zadok and Bichri.
276 Abiathar were the priests:
De.20.11. 8 Call.
our eyes. m 1 Ki.1.38.
11 were scat