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Ge.41.45.
Ex.2.16.

Nu.27.21.

c Jos.9.3-21.

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the head.
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silver nor

hare to do
roith Saul

per

us to kill.

gc.18.3.

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hi Ki.11.36.
i Eze.18.19.
i 1 Ch.20.4.

The Gibeonites avenged.
2 SAMUEL, XXII.

The giants subdued. 26 And Ira also, the Jairite, was B. C. 1022. them, when the Philistines had slain Saul chief ruler about David.

I or, a prince.

in Gilboa: CHAP. XXI.

13 And he brought up from thence the THEN there was a famine in the days c.8.18. bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan

his son; and they gathered the bones of and David 2 inquired of the Lord.. And sought the them that were hanged.

face. the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for

14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his bloody house, because he slew the aja 1 Sa.22.19. his son buried they in the country of BenGibeonites.

6 Jos. 18.28. jamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish 2 And the king called the Gibeonites,

his father, and they performed all that the And said unto them: (now the Gibeonites

king commanded: and after that, God was were o not of the children of Israel, but of lå c.24.25. intreated & for the land. the remnant of the Amorites; and the

15 Moreover, the Philistines had yet children of Israel had sworn unto them;

war again with Israel; and David went and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal

down, and his servants with him, and to the children of Israel and Judah;)

fought against the Philistines: and David 3 Wherefore David said unto the Gibeon

waxed faint. ites, What shall I do for you? and where

16 And Ishbi-benob, which was of the with shall I make the atonement, that ye or, Rapha.

sons of 3 the giant, (the weight of whose

e c.20.19. may bless the inheritance of the Lord? 4 the staf, or, spear 4 weighed three hundred shekels of 4 And the Gibeonites said unto him, 5 We

brass in weight,) he, being girded with a will have no silver I nor gold of Saul, nor

new sword, thought to have slain David:

gold that we of his house; neither for us shalt thou kill

17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah sucany man in Israel. And he said, What

coured him, and smote the Philistine, and ye shall say, that will I do for you.

or his house, killed him. Then the men of David sware

tains it to 5 And they answered the king, The man

unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more that consumed us, and that 6 devised against r Ps.49.6,7. out with us to battle, that thou quench not us that we should be destroyed from re

or cut us off

the lighth of Israel. maining in any of the coasts of Israel,

7 candie, or,

18 And it came to pass after this, that there

lamp. 6 Let seven men of his sons i be deliver

was again a battle with the Philistines at ed unto us, and we will hang them up

Gob: then Sibbechai, the Hushathite slew to the Lord in Gibeah " of Saul, : whom k 1 Sa.10.26. Saph, ' which was of the sons of 10 the giant. the Lord did choose. And the king said,

8 or, chosen of

19 And there was again a battle in Gob I will give them.

9 or, Sippai. with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth,

or, Rapha. 11 or, Jair.

of 11 Jaare-oregim, a Beth-lehemite, slew the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, be

the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff cause of the Lord's oath that was be-|| 1 Sa.20.15. of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. tween them, between David and Jonathan

20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, the son of Saul.

where was a man of great stature, that 8. But the king took the two sons of Riz

had on every hand six fingers, and on every pah m the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare mc.3.7. foot six toes, four and twenty in number; unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; 12 or, Rapha, and he also was born to 12 the giant.

13 or Michal's and the five sons of 13 Michal the daughter sister. 21 And when he 14 defied Israel, Jonaof Saul, whom she 15 brought up for Adriel

than, the son of Shimeah, n the brother of

proached. the son of Barzillai the Meholathite; 1 Sa.17.10, David, slew him. 9 And he delivered them into the hands 15 bare to

25,26.

22 These four were born to the giant in of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them Adriel, Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and in the hill before the Lord: and they fell n 1 Sa.16.9. by the hand of his servants. all seven together, and were put to death

CHAP. XXII. in the days of harvest, in the first days, in p Ps.116.2,3. the beginning of barley-harvest.

words of this song, I in the day that 10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah

the Lord had delivered him out of the took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon

hand of all his enemies, and out of the the rock, from the beginning of harvest

hand of Saul: until water dropped upon them out of - De.32.4. 2 And he said, The Lord is my rock," heaven, and suffered neither the birds of

and my fortress, ' and my deliverer; the air to rest on them by day, nor the Çe.15.1, 3 The God of my rock; in him will I beasts of the field by night.

trust: he is my shield,' and the horn" of my 11 And it was told David what Rizpah 2. Ps.46.1,11. salvation, my high tower," and my refuge, the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of

my saviour; thou savest me from violence. Saul, had done.

4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy 12 And David went and took the bones

to be praised: so shall I be saved from of Saul, and the bones of Jonathan his . 1 Sa.31.11. mine enemies. son from the men of * Jabesh-gilead, which

5 When the 16 waves of death compasshad stolen them from the street of Beth

ed me, the floods of 17 ungodly men made shan, where the Philistines had hanged 277 me afraid;

the LORD.

10

14 or, re

1 Sa. 18.19.

Shammah. ol Sa.15.33. 9 Ps.18.

AND David spake unto the Lord P the

s Ps,91.2.

. & Lu.1.69. o Pr. 18.10.

Je.16.19.

16 or, pangs.
17 Belial.

4 by.
5 riddeth or

looseth,

Is.64.1.

waters. 10 ankles,

Is.30.30
I De.32.23.

n

n Na.1.4.

ap-10 Ps.41.5.

borc.
p Ge.49.8.

Jos. 10.24.

12 or, anger.

13 or, great.

David's song of praise.
2 SAMUEL, XXIII.

David's last words. 6 The sorrows of hell compassed me B. C. 1019. the LORD will lighten my darkness. about; the snares of death prevented me; or, cords.

30 For by thee I have ? run through a 7 In my distress a I called upon the LORD, 2 or, broken. troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. and cried to my God; and he did hear my 6 Ps.34.6,15. 31 As for God, his way is perfect; the voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter 3 or, refined. word of the Lord is s tried: he is a buckinto his ears.

ler to all them that trust in him. 8 Then the earth · shook and trembled; J.1.5.4. 32 For who is God, save the LORD? and the foundations of heaven d moved and a Job 26.11.

Hab.3.6, 10.

who is a rock, save our God? shook, because he was wroth.

33 God is my strength and power: and 9 There went up a smoke 4 out of his

he 5 maketh my way perfect. nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devour-e equallein.

e Ps.97.3,4.

34 He 6 maketh my feets like hinds' feet; ed: coals were kindled by it.

Hab.3.19. and setteth me upon my high places. 10 He bowed sthe heaven also, and came for the war. 35 He teacheth my hands ? to war; so that down; and darkness " was under his feet. Ps.97.2 a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

11 And he rode upon a cherub, i and did; Ps.101.3. 36 Thou hast also given me the shield of fly: and he was seen upon the wings i of multiplied thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath & the wind.

made me great. 12 And he made darkness pavilions round

37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under

9 binding of about him, 'dark waters, and thick clouds

me; so that

my

10 feet did not slip. of the skies.

38 I have pursued mine enemies, and 13 Through the brightness before him

destroyed them; and turned not again were coals of fire kindled.

until I had consumed them. 14 The LORD thundered - from heaven, * Ps:20-3. 39 And I have consumed them, and and the most High uttered his voice.

wounded them, that they could not arise: 15 And he sent out arrows,' and scattered m Mal.4.3.

yea, they are fallen " under my feet. them; lightning, and discomfited them.

40 For thou hast girded me with strength 16 And the channels of the sea

to battle: them that rose up against me peared, the foundations of the world 11 caused to hast thou 11 subdued under me. were discovered, at the rebuking of the

41 Thou hast also given me the P necks of LORD, at the blast of the breath of his

mine enemies, that I might destroy them 12 nostrils.

that hate me.

Ps.74.1. 17 He sent from above, he took me: he

42 They looked, but there was none to drew me out of 13 many waters; 9

q 18.43.2. save; even .unto the LORD, but " he an18 He delivered me from my strong ene

swered them not. my, and from them that hated me: for they

43 Then did I beat them as small as the were too strong for me.

dust' of the earth, I did stamp them as the 19 They prevented me in the day of my e Mi.7.10. mire' of the street, and did spread them calamity: but the Lord was my stay.

abroad. 20 He brought me forth also into a large

44 Thou also hast delivered me from the place; he delivered me, because he de

19.9,14. strivings" of my people, thou hast kept me lighted

20.1,2,22. to be head of the heathen: w

a people which 21 The Lord rewarded me according

I knew not shall serve me. to my righteousness: according to the y z 1 $a.26.23. 45 Strangers 14 shall 15 submit themselves cleanness of my hands hath he recom- 1 4 Sons of the unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall pensed me.

15 lie, of, yield be obedient unto me. 22 For I have kept ? the ways of the feigned obe 46 Strangers shall fade away, and they Lord, and have not wickedly departed

shall be afraid out of their close a places. from my God.

47 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my 23 For b all his judgments were before a Mi.7.17. rock; and exalted be the God of the rock me: and as for his statutes, I did not de- b Ps.119.30.

of my salvation. part from them.

16 giveth

48 It is God that 16 avengeth me, and that

avengement 24 I was also upright 17 before him, and

bringeth down the people under me, have kept myself from mine iniquity.

49 And that bringeth me forth from mine

c.18.19,31. 25 Therefore the Lord hath recompensed 17 to him. enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on me according to my righteousness; ac

high above them that rose up against me:

18 before his cording to my cleanness in 13 his eye-sight.

thou hast delivered me from the violent 26 With the merciful I thou wilt shew c Ps.52.1,5,8. man.. thyself merciful, and with the upright man d Mat.5.7. 50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, thou wilt shew thyself upright.

O Lord, among the heathen, and I will 27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself

sing praises unto thy name. pure; and with the froward thou wilt 19

51 He is the tower of salvation for his shew thyself unsavoury.

king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, 28 And the afflicted people thou wilt r Ps.89.29,36. unto David, and to his seed for evermore save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, Da.4.37

CHAP. XXIII. 8 that thou mayest bring them down.

COW these be the last words of David. 29 For thou art my 20 lamp, O LORD; and 278

David the son of Jesse said, and the

r Pr.1.28.

Mi.3.4.

2 Ki.13.7.

uc.3.1.

rin me.

o c.15.26.
& Pe9.8.

dience.
De.33.29.

Ps.66.3.
z Pr.8.32.

for me.
1 Sa.25.39.

eyes.

e Le.26.23.
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or, wrestle.

or,

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Ps.110.2.

men.

& Ex.18.21.

Ps.72.6.

1 slain.

among three.

h

h c.7.14-16.

Is.55.3.

countenance,

great stature.

bassebet the

head of the
three.

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David's last words.
2 SAMUEL, XXIII.

David's mighty men. man who was raised" up on high, the B. C. 1018. | brought it to David: nevertheless he would anointed of the God of Jacob, and the a P5.78.70,71. not drink thereof, but poured it out unto sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

Lu.24.44.

the LORD; 2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, < 2 Pe.1.21. 17 And he said, Be it far from me, O and his word was in my tongue.

LORD, that I should do this: is not this the 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Is

blood of the men that went in jeopardy of rael spake to me, He that ruleth over men

their lives? therefore he would not drink

ruler, &c. must be just, ruling in the fear of God:

it. These things did these three mighty 4 And he shall be as the light t of the P1:31:9 morning, when the sun riseth, even a morn 2 Ch.19.7,9.

18 And Abishai, the brother of Joab,

If Pr.4.18. ing without clouds; as the tender grass

the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three: springing out of the earth by clear shining

and he lift up his spear against three hunafter rain.

dred, 2 and slew them, and had the name 5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting

19 Was he not most honourable of three? covenant, ordered in all things, and sure:

therefore he was their captain: howbeit he for this is all my salvation, and all my de

attained not unto the first three. sire, i although he make it not to grow. i Ps.23.25,26. 20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the

6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of 3 great of acts. son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, 3 who had them as thorns thrust away, because they lions of God. done many acts, he slew two 4 lion-like cannot be taken with hands.

men of Moab: he went down also and slew 7 But the man that shall touch them

a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow. must be 5 fenced with iron, and the staff filled. 21 And he slew an Egyptian, 6 a goodly

6 a man of of a spear; and they shall be utterly burn

man: and the Egyptian had a spear in ed with fire j in the same place.

or, sight : his hand; but he went down to him with

called, 8 These be the names of the mighty men 1 Ch.11.23. a staff, and plucked the spear out of the whom David had: ? The Tachmonite that

a man of

Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his sat in the seat, chief among the captains; ; Mat.3.10.

own spear.

7 or, Joshebthe same was Adino the Eznite, he lift up

22 These things did Benaiah the son of his spear against eight hundred, whom he Tachmonite, Jehoiada, and had the name among three 'slew at one time.

mighty men. 9 And after him was Eleazar the son of slain.

23 He was

more honourable than the

9 or, honourDodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty able among thirty, but he attained not to the first three: men .with David, when they defied the

the, &c. and David set him over his guard. Philistines that were there gathered to mand, or, 24 Asahel the brother of Joab was one gether to battle, and the men of Israel

of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of were gone away:

Beth-lehem. 10 He arose, and smote the Philistines

25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the until his hand was weary, and his hand

Harodite, clave unto the sword: and the LORD

26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikwrought a great victory that day; and the

kesh the Tekoite, people returned after him only to spoil.

27 Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai 11 And after him was Shammah, the son

the Hushathite, of Agee the Hararite: and the Philistines

28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the were gathered together 11 into a troop, "or, for for- Netophathite, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles;

29 Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophaand the people fled from the Philistines:

thite; Ittai the son of Ribai, out of Gibeah 12 But he stood in the midst of the ground,

of the children of Benjamin; and defended it, and slew the Philistines:

30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of and the LORD wrought a great victory.

12 or, valleys. the 12 brooks of Gaash, 13 And 18 three of the thirty chief went

31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth

captains down, and came to David in the harvest

the Barhumite, time unto l the cave of Adullam: and the

thirty.

32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite; of the sons troop of the Philistines pitched in the val

of Jashen, Jonathan, ley of Rephaim.

33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the 14 And David was then in an hold, and

son of Sharar the Hararite, the garrison of the Philistines was then in

34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son Beth-lehem.

of the Maachathite; Eliam the son of Ahi15 And David longed, and said, Oh that

thophel the Gilonite, one would give me drink of the water of

35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the

Arbite, gate!

36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, 16 And the three mighty men brake

Bani the Gadite, through the host of the Philistines, and

37 Zelek the Ammonite; Naharai the drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem,

Beerothite, armour-bearer to Joab the son that was by the gate, and took it, and 279 of Zeruiah

10

10 at his con

council.
1 Sa.22.14.

aging

13

or, the three

over the

k 1 Sa 22.1.

a c.20.20.

cc.21.1.
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A and

1

2 or, many.
e Ps. 103.8.14.

119.156.
136.

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42.

g Je.17.5.

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Is.27.8.

57.16.
k ver.18,

1 Ch.21.15.
Ornan.
2 Ch.3.1.
I Ps.51.4.

6

The people numbered.
2 SAMUEL, XXIV.

The numbering punished. 38 Ira a

an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite, B. C. 1018. Įthere be three days' pestilence in thy land? 39 Uriah - the Hittite: thirty and seven

Now advise, and see what answer I shall in all.

bc.11.3, &c. return to him that sent me. CHAP. XXIV.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a ND again the anger of the LORD iCh.21.1,

great strait:

let us fall now into the

Ja.1.13,14. hand of the LORD, (for his mercies are moved David against them to say, Go, a 4 10:27-23, 2 great, 4) and let me not fall into f the number Israel and Judah.

hand of man. 2 For the king said to Joab the captain

15 So the Lord sent a pestilence upon of the host, which was with him,

Israel, from the morning even to the

|| P8.106.41, now through all the tribes of Israel, from

time appointed: and there died of the Dan even to Beer-sheba, and number ye 30s, compass. people, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, the people, that I may know the number

seventy thousand men. 5 of the people.

& Ex.12.23. 16 And when the angel * stretched out 3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the

his hand upon Jerusalem, to destroy it, Lord thy God add unto the people, how. i Ps.99:13. the Lord repented' him of the evil, and many soever they be, an hundred-fold, and

said to the angel that destroyed the people, that the eyes of my lord the king may see, Joel 2.13,14. It is enough; ; stay now thine hand. And it: but why doth my lord the king delight

the angel of the Lord was by the threshin this thing?

ing-place of Araunah k the Jebusite. 4 Notwithstanding, the king's word

17 And David spake unto the LORD, prevailed against Joab, and against the

when he saw the angel that smote the captains of the host: and Joab and the

people, and said, Lo, I have ? sinned, and captains of the host went out from the

I have done wickedly: but these sheep, presence of the king, to number the peo- m Ps.74.1. m what have they done? Let thine hand ple of Israel.

I pray thee, be against me, and against 5 And they passed over Jordan, and

my father's house. pitched in Aroer, » on the right side of n Jos.13.9,16.

18 And Gad came that day to David, the city that lieth in the midst of the river

and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar

or, valley. 4 of Gad, and toward Jazer:

o Nu.32.1,3. unto the Lord in the threshing-floor of 6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the 5 Araniah. Araunah 5 the Jebusite. land of Tahtim-hodshi; and they came

6 or, nether
land newly

19 And David, according to the saying to Dan-jaan, P and about to Zidon, ?

of Gad, went up, as the Lord commanded. 7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, Jos.19.28. 20 And Araunah looked, and saw the and to all the cities of the Hivites, and

king and his servants coming on toward of the Canaanites: and they went out

him: and Araunah went out, and bowed to the south of Judah, even to Beer

himself before the king on his face upon sheba.

the ground. 8 So when they had gone through all the

21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my land, they came to Jerusalem at the end

lord the king come to his servant? And of nine months and twenty days.

- Gе.23.8-16. David said, To buy" the threshing-floor 9 And Joab gave up the sum of the

of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, number of the people unto the king: and Nu.16.47-50 that the plague may be stayed from the there were in Israel eight hundred thous

people. and valiant men that drew the sword; and

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let the men of Judah were five hundred thous

my lord the king take and offer up what and men.

seemeth good unto him: behold, here be 10 And David's heart smote him after x 1 Ki.19.21. oxen u for burnt-sacrifice, and threshingthat he had numbered the people. And

instruments and other instruments of the David said unto the LORD, I have sinned 0 с.12.13. oxen for wood. greatly in that I have done: and now, I

23 All these things did Araunah, as a beseech thee, O LORD, take away w the Ps.45.16.

king, * give unto the king: and Araunah iniquity of thy servant; for I have done Re.1.6.

said unto the king, The LORD thy God very foolishly.

Job 42.8,9; accept ? thee.

Eze 20.40,41. 11 For when David was up in the morn

24 And the king 'said unto Araunah, ing, the word of the LORD came unto the

Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at prophet Gad, a David's seer, saying,

a price: neither will I offer burnt-offerings 12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith

unto the Lord my God of that which doth the LORD, I offer thee three things ;

cost me nothing. So David bought the choose thee one of them, that I may do itLe.26.41,43. threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekunto thee.

els of silver. 13 So Gad came to David, and told him,

25 And David built there an altar unto and said unto him, Shall seven years of ( 1 Ch.21.12. the Lord, and offered burnt-offerings and famine come unto thee in thy land? or peace-offerings. So the LORD was enwilt thou flee three months before thine

treated d for the land, and the plague was enemies, while they pursue thee? or that| 280 stayed from Israel.

inhabited.

tl Sa 24.5.

w Hog.14.2.

y 1 Sa.13.13.

al Sa.22.5.

1 Ch.29.29.

dc.21.14.

NOW

er unto.

may get heat.

8 his words

tere.

The First Book of KINGS, commonly called

The Third Book of KINGS.
CHAP. I.

B. C. 1015. into the chamber: and the king was very OW king David was old and stricken 1 entered into old; and Abishag the Shunammite minisin

years; and they covered him with days. tered unto the king. clothes, but he gat no heat.

16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obei2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, 2 What to sance unto the king. And the king said, 2 Let 3 there be sought for my lord the king 3 them seck. What wouldest thou? 4 a young virgin; and let her stand before 4 a damsel, a

17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou the king, and let her cherish him, and lets be a cherisk- swarest by the Lord thy God unto thine her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king

handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy

son shall reign after me, and he shall sit 3. So they sought for a fair damsel

upon my throne: throughout all the coasts of Israel, and

18 And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought

and now, my lord the king, thou knowest her to the king.

it not: 4 And the damsel was very fair, and cher- a ver.7-9. 19 And " he hath slain oxen and fat cattle ished the king, and ministered to him: but

and sheep in abundance, and hath called the king knew her not.

all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the 5 Then Adonijah 6 the son of Haggith : 259.3:4 priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but exalted himself, saying, I will 6 be king : & reign. Solomon thy servant hath he not called. and dhe prepared him chariots and horse- 22 Sa.15.1. 20 And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes men, and fifty men to run before him.

of all Israel are upon thee, that thou 6 And his father had not displeased him

shouldest tell them who shall sit on the at any time in saying, Why hast thou 7 from his throne of my lord the king after him. done so? and he also was a very goodly

days.

21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when man; and his mother bare him after Absa- e c.2.10. my lord the king shall sleep' with his fathlom.

ers, that I and my son Solomon shall be ng And 8 he conferred with Joab. f the son

counted ' offenders. of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar 8 the priest

:: 2,28. 22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the and they, 10 following Adonijah, helped 22 8a.20.25. king, Nathan the prophet also came in. himi. ·

in helped after
Adonijah.

23 And they told the king, saying, Be8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the

hold, Nathan the prophet. And when he son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet,

was come in before the king, he bowed and Shimei, * and Rei, and the mighty men c.4.18. himself before the king with his face to the * which belonged to David, were not with i 2 Sa.23.8, ground. Adonijah.

24 And Nathan said, My lord, king, 9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen

hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, 11 or, the well me, and he shall sit upon my throne? which is by 11 En-rogel, and called all his Rogel, 25 For; he is gone down this day, and brethren the king's sons, and all the men ; ver.19. hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in of Judah the king's servants:

abundance, and hath called all the king's

k 2 Sa.12.1, 10 But Nathan * the prophet, and Bena

sons, and the captains of the host, and iah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his

Abiathar the priest: and, behold, they eat brother, he called not.

12 Let king and drink before him, and

say,

Adonijah 11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath

king Adonijah. sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast ( 1 Sa.10.24. 26 But me, even me thy servant, and Zathou not heard that Adonijah the son of

dok the priest, and Benaiah the son of JeHaggith doth reign, and David our lord

hoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he knoweth it not?

not called. 12 Now therefore come, let me,

I
pray

27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest

and thou hast not shewed it unto thy sersave thine own life, and the life of thy son

vant, who should sit on the throne of my Solomon.

lord the king after him? 13 Go and get thee in unto king David,

28 Then king David answered and said, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, 13 before the Call me Bath-sheba. And she came 18 into O king, swear m unto thine handmaid, say: n ver.3o. the king's presence, and stood before the ing, Assuredly * Solomon thy son shall * 1 Ch.22.6 king. reign after me, and he shall sit upon my 2 Sa.4.9. 29 And the king sware, and said, ° As throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?

the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my 14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there

soul out of all distress, with the king, I also will come in after p ver. 13.17.

14 fill up.

30 Even as I sware P unto thee by the thee, and 14 confirm thy words.

LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly 15 And Bath-sheba went in unto the king

281 Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and

2 Sa.17.17.

&c.

12 God save

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live.

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