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David's joy at bringing up the ark. I. CHRONICLES. His festival facrificce the fingers with inftruments of musick,

C H A P. XVI. psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sound- 1 David's fellival sacrifice. 4 He ordereth ing, by lifting up the voice with joy. a choir to sing thanksgiving. 7 The psalm 17

of thanksgiving

O they brought the Afaph the son of Berechiah ; and of the fons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the David bad pitched for it: and they of. son of Kuhaiah;

fered burnt facrifices and peace offerings 18 And with them their brethren of before God. the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and 2 And when David had made an end Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, of ofiering the burnt offerings and the and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Ma- peace offerings, he blessed the people in aseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, the name of the Lord. and Mikneiah, and Obed edom, and 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, Jeiel, the porters.

both man and woman, to every one a 19 So the fingers, Heman, Asaph, and loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, Ethan, were appointed to found with cym- and a flagon of wine. bals of brass ;

4. And he appointed certain of the 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Levites to minister before the ark of the Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Lord, and to record, and to thank and Eliab, and Maaleiah, and Benaiah, with praise the Lord God of Ifrael: psalteries on Alamoth;

5 Asaph the chief, and next to him 21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Zachariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Miknciah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and and Azaziah, with harps on the Shemi- Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel withi nith to excel.

psalteries and with harps; but Asaph 22 And Chenaniah.chief of the Levites, made a sound with cymbals ;, nuas for song: he instructed about the 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests song, because he was skilful.

with trumpets continually before the ark 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were of the covenant of God. doorkeepers for the ark.

7 | Then on that day David delivered 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehofhaphat, first this psalm to thank the Lord into the and Nathaneel, and Amafai, and Zecha- hand of Afaph and his brethren. riah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call did blow with the trumpets before the upon his name, make known his deeds ark of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah among the people. were doorkeepers for the ark.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, 25 So David, and the elders of Israel, talk ye of all his wondrous works. and the captains over thousands, went to 10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the bring up the ark of the covenant of the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD, LORD out of the house of Obed-edom I Seek the LORD and his strength, with joy:

seek his face continually. 26 And it came to pass, when God help 12 Remember bis marvellous works ed the Levites that bare the ark of the that he hath done, his wonders, and the covenant of the LORD, that they offered judgments of his mouth; seven bullocks and seven rams.

13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye 27 And David was clothed with a robe children of Jacob, his chosen ones. of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare 14 He is the Lord our God; his judge, the ark, and the fingers, and Chenaniah ments are in all the earth. the master of the song with the fingers : 15 Be ye mindful always of his coveDavid also had upon him an ephod of nant; the word which he commanded to linen.

a thousand generations; 28 Thus all Ifrael brought up the ark 16 Even of the covenant which he made of the covenant of the LORD with shout- with Abraham, and of his oath unto ing, and with found of the cornet, and Isaac; with trumpets, and with cymbals, mak 17 And hath confirmed the same to ing a noise with pfalteries and harps. Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an ever

29 | And it came to pass, as the ark lasting covenant, of the covenant of the LORD came to the 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land city of Davidl, that Michal the daughter of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance ; of Saul looking out at a window saw king 19 When ye were but few, even a few, David dancing and playing: and se de- and strangers in it. fpiled him in her heart,

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David's psalm of ihranksgiving. Chap xvii. Nathan's message to David. to nation, and from one kingdom to ano. do according to all that is written in the ther people;

law of the LORD, which he commanded 21 He suffered. no man to do them Ifrael; wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their '41 And with them Heman and Jedusakes,

thun, and the rest that were chosen, who 22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, were expressed by name, to give thanks and do my prophets no hạrm.

to the Lord, because his mercy endureth 23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth ; for ever; Mew forth from day to day his salvation. 42 And with them Heman and Jedu

24 Declare his glory among the heathen; thun with trumpets and cymbals for those his marvellous works among all nations. that should make a sound, and with mu

25 For great is the LORD, and greatly lical instruments of God. And the fons to be praised : he also is to be feared of Jeduthun were porters. above all gods.

43. And all the people departed every 26 For all the gods of the people are man to his house: and David returned to idols: but the Lord made the heavens. bless his house. 27 Glory and honour are in his pre

C II AP. XVII. fence; strength and gladness are in his 3 David forbidden to build God an house, place.

u is promised blesings in his feed: 16 His 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds prayer and thanksgiving. of the people, give unto the Lord glory Now it came to pats, as David fat in

29 Give unto the Lord the glory due than the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an unto his name : bring an offering, and house of cedars, but the ark of the covecome before him : worship the LORD in nant of the Lord remaineth under curthe beauty of holiness.

tains. 30 Fear before him, all the earth: the 2. Then Nathan said unto David, Do world also shall be flable, that it be not all that is in thine heart; for God is with moved.

thee. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the 3 F And it came to pass the same night, earth rejoice: and let men unto the that the word of God came to Natban, nations, The Lord reigneth.

saying, 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness 4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all faith the LORD, Thou Malt not build me that is therein.

an house to dwell in : 33 Then Mall the trees of the wood 5 For I have not dwelt in an house sing out at the presence of the Lord, be- since the day that I brought up Ifrael uncause he cometh to judge the earth. to this day ; but have gone from tent to

34 O give thanks unto the Lord for he teni, and from one tabernacle to another. is good for his mercy endureth for ever. 6 Wheretoever I have walked with all

35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our Ifrael, spako I a word to any of the judges salvation, and gather us together, and de- of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my liver us from the heathen, that we may people, saying, Why have ye not built give thanks to thy holy name, and glory mc an house of cedars? in thy praife.

7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto 36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel my fervant David, Thus faith the LORD for ever and ever. And all the people said, of hosts, I took thee from the Meepcote, Amen, and praised the Lord.

even from following the sheep, that thou 37 So he left there before the ark of Mouldert be ruler over my people Israel : the covenant of the Lord Asaph and his 8 And I have been with thee whither. brethren, to minister before the ark con- focver thou hast walked, and have cut off tinually, as every day's work required : all thine enemies from before thee, and

38 And Obed-edom with their bre- have made thee a name like the name thren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom of the great men that are in the earth. also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be 9

Alto I will ordain a place for my porters :

people Ifrael, and will plant them, and 39 And Zadok the priest, and his bre- they fall dwell in their place, and thall thren the priests, before the tabernacle of be moved no more ; neither shall the the Lord in the high place that was 'at children of wickedness waste them any Gibeon,

more, as at the beginning, 40 To offer burnt offerings unto the 10 And since the time that I commandLord upon the altar of the burnt offering ed judges to be over my people Ifrael. continually inorning and evening, and to Morcover I will fubdue all thine enemies.

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David's prayer and thanksgiving: I. CHRONICLES.

His viétories. Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD found in his heart to pray before thee. will build thee an house.

26 And now, LORD, thou art God, u I And it shall come to pass, when and hair promised this goodness unto thy thy days be expired rhat thou must go to tervant: be with thy fathers, that I will raise up 27 Now therefore let it please thee to thy seed after thee, which thall be of thy bless the house of thy fervant, that it may fons; and I will establish his kingdom. be before thee for ever: for thou blessest,

12 He shall build me an house, and ITO LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever. will stablish his throne for ever.

CHA P. XVIII. 13 I will be his father, and he Mall be 1 David subdueth the Philislines, and the my son: and I will not take my mercy Moabites. 3 He smiteth Hadarezer, and away from him, as I took it from him. the Syrians. that was before thee :

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and in my kingdom for ever : and his dued them, and took Gath and her towns throne shall be established for evermore. out of the hand of the Philistines.

15 According to all these words, and 2 And he (mote Moab; and the Moabe according to all this vision, fo did Nathan ites became David's servants, and brought speak unio David.

gifts. 169 And David the king came and sat 3 And David smote Hadarezer king before the LORD, and said, Who am I, 0 of Zobsah unto Hamath, as he went to LORD God, and what is mine house, that Itablish his dominion by the river Euthou hast brought me hitherto?

phrates. 17 And get ihis was a small thing in 4 And David took from him a thou. thine eyes, () God; for thou hast aljo sand chariots, and feven thousand horse1poken of thy servant's house for a great men, and twenty thousand footmen : while to come, and hast regarded me ac. David also houghed all the chariot cording to the estate of a man of high horses, but reserved of them an hundred degree, O LORD God.

chariots. 18 What can David speak more to thee 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus for the honour of thy servant? for thou came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, knowest thy servant.

David New of the Syrians two and twenty 19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and thousand men. according to thine own heart, halt thou 6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadone all this greatness, in making known danascus; and the Syrians became Daall these great things.

vid's servants, and brought gifts. Thus 20 O LORD, there is none like thee, the Lord preserved David whitherfoever neither is there any God beside thee, ac- he went. cording to all that we have heard with 7 And David took the shields of gold

that were on the servants of Hadarezer, • 21 And what one nation in the earth and brought them to Jerusalem. is like thy people Israel, whom God went 8 Likewise from Tibbath, and from to redeem to be his own people, to make Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David thee a name of greatness and terribleness, very much brass, wherewith Solomon by driving out nations from before thy made the brafen sea, and the pillars, and people, whom thou hast redeemed out of the vessels of brats. Egypt?

9 Now. when Tou king of Hamath 22 For thy people Israel didst thou heard bow David had smitten all the host make thine own people for ever; and of Hadarezer king of Zobah; thou, LORD, becamest their God.

10 He fent Hadoram his fon to king 23 Therefore now, Lord, let the thing David to enquire of his welfare, and to that thou hast spoken concerning thy fer- congratulate him, because he had fought vant and concerning his house be esta- against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for blided for ever, and do as thou hast said. Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with

24 Let it even be established, that thy bim all manner of vessels of gold and silver name may be magnified for ever, saying, and brass. The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, 11 Them also king David dedicated even a God to Israel: and let the house unto the LORD, with the silver and the of David thy servant be establimed be- gold that he brought from all these na: fore thee.

tions; from Edom, and from Moab, and 25 For thou, O my God, haft told from the children of Ammon, and from thy servant that thou wilt build him the Philistines, and from Amalek. an house: therefore thy servant hath 12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zes

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David's message to Hanun, Chap. xix, xx. The Animonites are overcome. ruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley Ammon gathered themselves together of salt eighteen thousand.

froin their cities, and came to battle. 13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and 8 And when David heard of it, he sent all the Edomites became David's servants. Joab, and all the host of the mighty

Thus the LORD preserved David whither- men. soever he went.

9 And the children of Ammon came 14 So David reigned over all Ifrael, and out, and put the battle in array before executed judgment and justice among all the gate of the city: and the kings that his people,

were come were bythemselves in the field, Is And Joab the son of Zeruiah was 19 Now when Joab saw that the battle over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son was set against him before and behind, he of Ahilud, recorder.

chose out of all the choice of Israel, and 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and put them in array against the Syrians. Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the !! And the rest of the people he delipriests; and Shavsha was scribe ; vered unto the hand of Abithai his bro.

17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was ther, and they set themselves in array aover the Cherethites and the Pelethites; gainst the children of Ammon. and the sons of David were chief about 12 And he said, If the Syrians be too the king.

strong for me, then thou shalt help me : CHAP. XIX.

but if the children of Ammon be too i David's messengers sent to comfort Hanun strong for thee, then I will help thee.

are villainously treated. 6 The Animon 13 Be of good courage, and let us be. ites are overcome.

have ourselves valiantly for our people, OW it came to pass after this, that and for the cities of our God: and let the Ammon died, and his son reigned in his 14 So Joab and the people that avere ftead.

with him drew nigh before the Syrians 2 And David said, I will few kind- unto the battle; and they fied before him. ness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, be 15 And when the children of Ammon cause his father shewed kindness to me. saw that the Syrians were fled, they likeAnd David sent messengers to comfort wise sed before Abimai his brother, and him concerning his father. So the ser- entered into the city. Then Joab came vants of David came into the land of the to Jerusalem. children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort 16 And when the Syrians saw that they him.

were put to the worle before Israel, they 3 But the princes of the children of sent messengers, and drew forth the SyAmmon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou rians that were beyond the river: and that David doth honour thy father, that Shopbach the captain of the host of Hahe hath sent comforters unto thee? are darezer went before them. not his servants come unto thee for to 17 And it was told David ; and he gasearch, and to overthrow, and to spy out thered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, the land ?

and came upon them, and set the buttle 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's ser- in array against them. So when David vants, and shaved them, and cut off their had put the battle in array against the garments in the midst hard by their but. Syrians, they fought with him. tocks, and sent them away.

18 But the Syrians fed before Ifrael; s Then there went certain, and told and David flew of the Syrians seven thouDavid how the men were served. And fand men which fought in chariots, and he sent to meet them: for the men were forty thousand footmen, and killed Shogreatly ashamed. And the king faid, plach the captain of the host. Tarry at Jericho until your beards be 19 And when the servants of Hadare. grown, and then returri.

zer saw that they were put to the worse 6 | And when the children of Ammon before Israel, they made peace with Dasaw that they had made themselves odious vid, and became his fervants: neither to David, Hanun and the children of would the Syrians help the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver | Ammon any more. to hire them chariots and horsemen out

CHAP. XX. of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maa 1 Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by chah, and out of Zobah.

David, and the people tortured. 4 Three 7 So they hired thirty and two thou overthrows of the Philifines. sand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched

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David numbereth the people. I. CHRONICLES. His repentance and sacrifice, power of the arıny, and wasted the coun-(threescore and ten thousand men that try of the children of Ammon, and came drew sword. and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, not among them: for the king's word and destroyed it.

was abominable to Joab. 2 And David took the crown of their 7. And God was displeased with this king from off his head, and found it to thing, therefore he smote Ifrael. weigh a talent of gold, and there were 8 | And David said unto God, I have precious stones in it; and it was set upon sinned greatly, because I have done this David's head : and he brought also ex- thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away ceeding much spoil out of the city. the iniquity of thy servant; for I have

3 And he brought out the people that done very foolishly. avere in it, and cut them with laws, and 2 And the Lord spake unto Gad, with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even David's feer, saying, so dealt David with all the cities of the 10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus children of Ammon. And David and all saith the LORD, I offer thee three things: the people returned to Jerusalem. choose thee one of them, that I may do it

49 And it came to pass after this, that unto thee. there arose war at Gezer with the Philif 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto tines ; at which time Sibbecai the Hufha- him, Thus faith the LORD, Choose thee thite flew Sippai, that was of the children 12 Either three years famine; or three of the giant : and they were subdued. months to be destroyed before thy foes,

5 And there was war again with the while that the sword of thine enemies Philistines; and Elbanan the fon of Jair overtaketh thee; or else three days the New Lahmi the brother of Goliath the sword of the Lord, even the pestilence, Gittite, whose spear staff was like a wea- in the land, and the angel of the LORD ver's beam.

destroying throughout all the coasts of 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what where was a man of great ftature, whose word I shall bring again to him that sent fingers and toes were four and twenty, me. fix on each hand, and six on each foot: and 13 And David said unto Gad, I am in he also was the son of the giant. a great strait : let me fall now into the

7 But when he defied Ilrael, Jonathan hand of the Lord; for very great are his the fon of Shiinea David's brother new mercies: but let me not fall into the hand bim.

of man. 8 These were born unto the giant in 14 So the Lord sent peftilence upon IfGath; and they fell by the hand of Da- rael: and there fell of Israel seventy thouvid, and by the hand of his servants.

land men. CHAP. XXI.

15 And God sent an angel unto Jerui David numbereth the people. 8 He re. falem to destroy it: and as he was depenteth, 9 and chooseth the peftilence. stroying, the Lord beheld, and he repent

provoked David to number Israel. that destroyed, It is enough, stay now 2 And David said to Joab and to the thine hand. And the angel of the LORD rulers of the people, Go, number Israel stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring Jebusite. the number of them to me, that I may J6 And David lifted up his eyes, and know it.

saw the angel of the Lord stand between 3 And Joab answered, The Lord make the earth and the heaven, having a drawn hie people an hundred times so many more fiord in his hand stretched out over Jeas they be : but, my lord the king, are rusalem. Then David and the elders of they not all nıy lord's servants? why then Ifrael, avho were clothed in fackcloth, feil doth my lord require this ihing? why will upon their faces. he be a cause of trespass to Israel ? 17 And David said unto God, Is it not

4 Nevertheless the king's word pre- I that commanded the people to be rum. vailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab de- bered ? even I it is that have finned and parted, and went throughout all Israel, done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, and came to Jerusalem.

what have they done? let thine hand, I 5 And Joab gave the sum of the num- pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, ber of the people unto David. And all and on my father's house; but not on thy they of Israel were a thousand thousand people, that they should be plagued. and an hundred thousand men that drew 18 Then the angel of the LORD com(word: and Judah was four hundred manded Gad to say.to David, that David

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