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Chap. xi.

Uriah sent for by David. twenty thouland Tootmen, and of king Maacah ay and the returned unto her house. thouiand men, and of th-rob twelve thouland ş. And the woman conceived, and fent, and

told David, and faid, I am with childe. 7. And when David heard of it, he fent Joab, 6 ? And David fent to Joab, saying, Send me and all the host of the mighty men.

Uriah the Hittite. And Joab fent Uriah to 8 And the children of Ammon came out, and David. put the battel in aray at the entring in of the 7 And when Uriah was come into him, Dagate : and the Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, vid demanded of bim t how Joab did, and how + Heb. 1 and Ish-tobs and Maacah, were by themselves in the people did, and how the war profpered? offthe the field.

8 And David faid to Uriah, Go down to thy peace of, 9 When Joab faw that the front of the bat. house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed tel was against him before and behinde, he chofe out of the kings house, and there † followed of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in him a mess of meat from the king. aray against the Syrians.

9 But Uriah Nept at the door of the kings after him. 10 And the rest of the people he delivered into house with all the lervants of his lord, and went the hand o: Abishai his brother, that he might not down to his house. put tbem in aray against the children ofAmmon. 10 An hen they had told David, saying, 11 And he laid, If the Syrians be too strong for Uriah

went not down unto his

house, David said, me, then chou shalt help me : but if the children unto Uriah, Camelt thou not from thy journey? of Amnon be too strong for thee, then I will why then didst thou not go down unto thine come and help thee.

huule? 12 Be of good courage and let us play the men, 11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and for our people and for the cities of our God and Ifrael, and Judah abide in tents, and my lord Jon tbe LORD do that which

feemeth him good. ab, and the fervants of my lord are en camped in 13 And Joab drew nigh, and the people that the open fields; shall I then go into mine houfe were with him, unto the battel against the Syri- to eat, and to drink, and to lie with my wife? ans: and they fed before him.

As thou livests and as thy foul liveth, I will not 14 And when the children of Ammon faw that do this thing the Syrians were fled, then Red they also before 12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day Abilhai, and entred into the city: fo Joab re- also, and to morrow I will

let thee depart. So turned from the children of Ammon, and came Uriah abode in Jerusalem, that day and the 20 Jerusalem.

morrow, 15 | And when the Syrians saw that they 13 And when Darrid had called him, he did eat were smitten before Israel, they gathered them and drink before him, and he made him drunk: felves together.

and at even he went out to lie on his bed with 16 And Hadarezer fent, and brought out the the servants of his lord, but went not down to Syrians that were beyond the river, and they his house. came to Helam, and Shobach the captain of the 14 || And it came to pals in the morning, that boft of Hadarezer ment before them

David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the 17 And when it was told David, he gathered hand of Uriah. all Israel together, and palled over Jordan, and 15. And he wrote in the letter, faying, Set ye came to Helam : and the Syrians set themselves Uriah in the forefront of the

t hottelt battel, in aray against David, and fought with him. and retireye † from him, that he may be init- 1 Heb.

tror *8 And the Syrians filed before Israel, and Daten and die. rid llew tbe men of feven hundred chariots of the 16 And it came to pass when Joab observed from aftit Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen,and smote the city, that he asigned Uriah untu a place him. Shobach the captain of their hoft,who died there where

he knew that valiant men were. 19. And when all the kings tbat opere servants 17 And the men of the city went out and to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before fought with Joab: and there fell Some of the Ifrael, they made peace with Ifrael, and served people of the servants of David, and Uriah the shem : fo the Syrians feared to help the children Hittite died also. of Ammon any more.

18 (Then Joab fent, and told David all the c HA P.XI

things concerning the war:
i While foab besieged Rabbab, David committeto 19 and charged the messenger, saying, When
adultery, with Bath-sheba.6 Vrjab Sent for by Da= thou hast made an end of telling the matters of
vid to cover tbe adultery,Dould not go bome nej- the war unto the king;
tber fober nor drunken. 14 He carrieth to Joab the 20 And if fo be that the kings wrath arise,and
letter of bis deatb.187oab fendeth the nears there he lay unto thee, Wherefore approached ye lo

of to David.26 David taketb Bath-sheba to wife. nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye
A expired at the time when kings go forthis
Naît came to pass, that after the year was not that they would shoot from the wall ?

21 Who fmote * Abimelech the son of Jerub- Judges battél, that * David sent Joab and

his servants belheth ? did not a woman cast a piece of a mil- 9:53. with him, and all Ifrael; and they destroyed the lone upon him from the wall, that he died in

children of Ammon, and befieged Rabbah, but Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then lay David tarried ftillat Jerusalem.

thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also. 2 ! And it came to pass

in an evening-tide, 22 | So the mellenger went and came, and that David arose from off his bed, and walked Thewed David all that Joab had sent him for. upon the roofof ihe kings house; and from the 23. And the messenger said unto David, Surely roof he saw a woman washing her felf: and the the men prevailed against us, and came out unto woman was very beautiful to look upon. us into the field, and we were upon them even 3 And David sent

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man : and one faid, Is not this Bath-sheba the 24 And the shooters shot from off the wall upon

daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the thy fervants, and some of the kings lervants be to Hittite?

dead, and thy fervant Uriah the Hittite is 4 And David fent messengers, and took her, dead allo. and she came in unto him, and he lay with her 25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus Hes (+ for the was purified from her uncleapnels) shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing I cijene

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well as another : make thy battel more strong and the LORD strook the child that Uriahs wife Such.

against the city, and overthrow it :and encou- bare unto David and it was very fick,
rage thou him.

16 Dayıd therefore befought God for the
26.1 And when the wife of Uriah heard that childsand David + fastadsand went ingand lay all 1 Heb.
Uriah her husband was dead, the mourned for night upon the carth.

fafted her liesband.

17 And the elders of his house arose, and went

fact. 27 And when the mourning was past, David to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he

sent and fet her to his house and she became his would not, neither did he eat bread with them. was evil

wife and bare hina fon : but the thing that Da 18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, in the eyed vid had done, 1 displeafed the LORD.

that the child died : and the feryants of David of. CH AP. XII.

feared to tell him that the child was dead, for
I Natbans payable of the edo:lambacauleth Dart they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive,
to be bis aion judge:7 Davidsreproved by Nathan, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken
confefseth bis fin, G. is pardoned. 15 David mour - upto our voice:how will he then tvex himlélfe, Heb.
neth and prayeth for the child, mobile it lived. 24, if we tell him that the child is dead?

Solomon is born, and named Jedidiab. 26 David
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lhe came unto him,and faid unto him, There child dead?

And they said, He is dead. were two men in one city; the one rich, the

20 Then David arose from the earth, and waother poor.

Medsand anointed bimself and changed his ap; 2. The rich man had exceeding many flocks parel, and came into the house of the LORD, and and herds.

worshipped: then he came to his own house, 3 But the poor man liad nothing fave one lit and when he requiredo they let bread before tle ew-lamb, which he had bought and nourished him, and he did eat.

up: and it grew up together with him and with 21 Then said his feryants unto him, What + Heb. his children, it did eat

of his own + meat, and thing is this that thou hast done? thou didft faft
drank of his own cup and lay in his bofome, and and weep for the child mobile it was alive, but
was unto him as a daughter.

when the child was deal, thou didst rise and eat
4. And there came à traveller unto the rich bread.
man and he spared to take of his own Aock, and 22 And he said,While the child was yet alive,
of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man I tasted and wept: for I said, who can teli
that was come unto him, but took the pour mans whether God will be gracious to me that the
Jambe, and drelied it for the man that was come child may live?
to him.

23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I faft:
5 And Davids anger was greatly kindled a- can I bring him back again? I shall go to him,
gainst the man, and lie faid tu Nathan, As the but he hall not return to me.

LORD liveth, the man that hath done this tbing, 24 l And David comforted Bath-sheba his O, 19 ut Thall surely die.

wite, and went in un to her and lay with her and worthy to 6 And he shall restore the lamb * fourfold, * she bare a fon, and he called his name Solo * Mat. s. dje. because he did this thing, and because he had no mon; and the LORD loved him.

6. 25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the

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That man.Thus faith the LORD God of Ifrael, I * an- caule of the LORD. 22.1. vinted the king over Ifrael, and I delivered 36 1 And: Joab fought againft Rabbah of the bed of the *, Sam. thee out ofthe hand of Saul.

children of Ammon and took the royal city.

Lord 8 And I gave thee thy masters house, and thy 27 And Joab fent meffengers to Davids and masters wives into thy bosome and gave thee the said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have tahoufe of Israel and of Judah, and if that had been ken the city of waters. too little, I would moreover have given untu 28 Now therefore, gather the rest of the peau thee such and such things.

ple together, and encamp against the city, and 9 Wherefore hast thou despised the command-take it: left I take the city,and tit be called af

+ Heb. ment of the LORD, to do evil in his fight? thou ter niy name. hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the Sword and -29 And David gathered all the people toge be called halt taken his wife to be thy wite, and haft Nain ther,and went to Rabbah : and fought against it, upon it. him with the sword of the children of An- and took it.

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30 * And he took their kings crown from Of 20. 2. 10 Now therefore the sword shall never diepart his head, (the weight whereof was a talent of from thine house because thun haft despised me, gold, with

the precious stones) and it was set on and haft taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to Davids head : and he brought forth the spoil of be thy wife.

the city t in great abundance. u Thus faith the LORD, Behold, I will raise 37 And he brought forth the people that were very great up evil against thee out of thine own house, and therein, and put them under laws, and under

I will * take thy wives before thine eyes, and harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and 28. So.

give them unto thy neighbour, and he Mall lie made themi pass through the brick-kiln : and
with thy wives in the light of this fun.

thus did he unto all the cities of the children of
12 For thou didil it secretly : but I will do Ammon. So David and all the people returned
this thing betore all Ifrael, and before the fun. unto Jerufalem.
13 -And David faid unto Nathan, I have finned

CHAP. XII.
against he LORD. And Nathan laid unto David, Amnon loving Tamar, by Jonadabs counse!
the LORD alto hath put away thy fin; thou shalt feigning himselfe fickoravisheth ber. 15 He baterb

her, and shamefully turnetb ber away: 16 Ablas
14 Howbeit,becaule by this deed thou hast gi lom entertainetb ber, and concealetb bis purpose.
ven great occasion to the enemies of the LORD 23 At a sheep-fhearing, among all tbe kings fons
zo blafpheme, the child also that is born untó be killechAmnon.30 David grieving at the nepos.
ac shall surely die.

is comforted by Jonadab. 37 Absalom fiecth to

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Amnon is killed. Nd it came to pass after this, that Abfalom Harh Amnon thy brother been with thee? bug

meet nam: was Tamar; and Amnon the fun of David † regard not this thing. So Tamar remained 1. Heb. loved her.

+ defolate in her brother Ablaloms house. 2 And Amnon was fo vexed, that he fell fick 21 But when king David heard of all these heart: for his fister 'Tamar, for Me was a virgin, and things, he was very wroth.

Heb. Heb. + Amnon thought it hard for him to do any 22 And Ablalom 1pake unto his brother Amnon and 6.13

derolate thing to her.

neither good nur bad: for Ablalom hatedAmnon, marvelJous, 07,

3 But Amnon had a friend whose name was becau le he had forced his fifter Tamar. hidden ja Jonadab, the fun of Shimeah, Davids brother : 23 And it came to pals after two full years and Jonadab was a very t fubtil man.

that Abra om had sheep-fhearers in Baal-haof Am

4. And he said unto him, Why art thou, being zor, which is beside Ephraim : and Abfalom in+ Heb. the kings fon, † lean from day to day? wilt vited all the kings fons. wire. thou not tell me And Amnon faid unto him, I 24 And Abfalon came to the king, and said, + Heb.

love Tamar my brother Ablaloms litter. Behold now, thy fervant hath sheep-thearers, leg

And Jonadab said unto him · Lay thee the king, I beleech thee, and his fervants, g4 t Heb. morning

down on thy bed, and make thy felt fick : and with thy (ervant.
by morn. when thy father cometh to see thee, fay unto 25 And the king said to Ablalom, Nay, my
ing. him, I pray thee, let my fifter Tamar come, and son, let us not all now go, left we be chargeable

give me meat, and drets the meat in my fight, unto thee . And he prefled him : howbeit he
that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

would not go, but blessed him.
69 So Amnon lay down, and mae himself 26 Then laid Abfalom, If not, I pray thee,
fick : and when the king was come to tee him, let my brother Amnon go with us.And the king
Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Ta- Jaid unto hin, Why should he go with thee?
mar my fifter come, and make me a couple of 27 But Abfalom prelled him, that he let Amnon
cakes in my light, that I may eat at her hand. and all the kings ions go with him.

Then David fent home to Tamar, laying, 23 Now Ablálom had commanded his fer-
Go now to thy brother Amnuns houle, and dreis vants, laying, Mark ye now when Amnons heard
him meat.

is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, 8 So Pamar went to her brother Amnons Smite Amnon, then kill him, fear not: have 1 07, will

boufe, (and he was laid down) and the took not I commanded you ? be couragious and be cool, 101, 1 Hour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his lt valiant. parte. fight, and did bake the cakes.

29 And the servants of Abfalom did unto mended 9 And he took a pan, anu poured them out Amnon, as Absalom had commanded: then all you! before him, but he refused to eat. And Amnon the kings fons arofe, and every man + gat him 1 Heba Faid, Have out all men from me: and they went up upon his mule, and fled. put every man from him.

30° f And it canie to pass while they were in | Heb.
10 And Amnon laid unto Tamar, Bring the the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Ab- rode.
meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine lalom hath Nain all the kings fons, and there is
hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had not one of them left,
made, and brought tbem into the chamber to 3. Then the king arose and tare his garments,
Amnon her bruther.

and lay on the earth, and all his servants stood
It And when she had brought tbem unto him by with their clothes rent.
to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, 32 And Jonadab the son of Shimeah Davids
Come lie with me, my tister.

brother, answered and said, Let not my lord fup-
12 And she antwered him, Nay, my brother, pose that they have Nain all the young men the
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me: for * † no such thing

vught kings fons ; fur Amnon onely is dead : for by humble to be done in Ilrael ; do not thou this folly. the 7 appointment of Abfalom this hath been 1 Heb. * Lepil.

13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to u determined, from the day that he forced his mouto; go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fifter Tamar.

Kelled + Hcbr. tools in Ifrael: now therefore, I pray thee, 33 Now therefore let not my lor the king

Speak unto the king ; tor he will not withhold take the thing to his heart, to think that all the
me from thee.

kings fons are dead: for Amnun unely is dead,
14 Howbeit, he would not hearken unto her 34 But Abfalom fed. And the young man
yuice : but being stronger then she, forced her, that kepy the watch, lift up his eyes, and look-
and lay with her.
ed, and behold, there came much people by the

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15 Then Amnon hated her t exceedingly, way of the hill-fide behind him. with great fo that the hatred wherewith he hated her, was 35 And Jonadab faid unto the king,Behold, the word of halred greater then the love wherewith he had loved kings fons come: tas thy servant laid, fo it is. thy tugo greatly her: and Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone. 36 And it came to pass astoun as he had made vant:

. 15 And she said unto him, Tbere is no caule; an end of speaking, that behold, the kings fons with a this evilin fending me away, is greater then the came,and lift up their voice and wept: and the great other that thou did unto me: but he would king allo and all his fervants wept + very före. seeping Lot hearken unto her.

37. But Ablalom fied, and went to Talmai greatly. 17 Then he called his fervant that ministred the son of 11 Ammihud king of Gelhur: and Amani. kunto him, and said, Pat now this woman out Devid mourned for his fon every day. Irom me, and bolt the door after her.

38. SO Ablålum fled, and went to Gerhur, and 6: Samo 18 And she had a garment of divers colours was there three years. lapon her: for with luch robes were the kings 39 And * the foul of king David Il lunged to 16.2. daughters that were virgins, apparelled. Then go for:h unto Abfalom : for he was comforted || 09, 4120 his fervant brought her out, and bolted the door concerning Amnon,

seeing he was deat,

consumida fter her.

CHAP. XIV.
19.1 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and 17025 suborning a vidow of Tefal, a parable to
yent her garment of divers colours that was on incline the kings beart to feich bome Abfilom,
er, and laid her hand on her head, and went on bringeth him to Jerusalem. 25.4bfaloms beauty,

bair und children. 28 After two years Absalom
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thence a wife woman, and faid unto her, I pray from ought that my lord the king hath

spoken :
thee, feign thy self to be a mourner, and put on for thy fervant Joab he bade me, and he put all
now mourning apparel, and anoint nor thy felf these words in the mouth of thine

handmaid : with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time 20. To fetch about this form of speech hath mourned for the dead :

thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord 3 And come to the king, and speak on this is wife, according

to the wisdom of an angel of manner untu him. So Joab put the words in her God, to know all ebings that are in the earth. mouth,

21 And the king laid unto Joab, Behold 4. And when the woman of Tekoah (pake to now, I' have done this

thing : gotherefore,bring the king, she fell on her face to the ground, the young man Ablakum again. 4 Web.

and did obeylances and said, † Help, king. 22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face and

5 And the king laid unto her, What a leth bowed himlelf, and thanked the king: and Jo-Home thee. And

she antwered, I am indeed a widow ab laid, To day thy fervant knoweth that I have blerted. woman, and ny husband is dead.

found grace in thy sight, my lord, king, in that 6 And thy handmaid had two sons and they the king hath

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lervant ! 01, two strove together in the field, and there was 23 Šo Joab arose and went to Geshur, and üby.

t none to part them, but the one Imute the brought Abfalom to Jerusalem. no delje other, and new him.

24 And the king laid, Let him turn to his own 7 And behold, the whole family is risen a- house, and let him not fee my face. So Abfalom the.

gainst thing handmaid, and they said, Deliver returned to his own house, and saw not the
him hat fiote his brother, that we may kill kings face.
him, for the life of his brother whom he new, 25 0 + But in all Israel there was none to be + Hob.
and we will

destroy the heir alfo: and fo they so much praised as Abfalom, for beauty : and u
Thall quench my cual which is left, and shall not from the fole of his foot even to the crown of Absalon
leave to my husband neitber nanie nor remainder his head, there was no blemish in him.
+ upon the earth.

26 And when he polled his head , ( for it beautifal upon the Sand the king faid unto the woman,Go to thine was at every years end that he pulled it: because maa in the ealth. boute, and I will give charge concerning thee. tbe bair was heavy on him, therefore he polled !!! Ilsel

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And the woman of Tekoah faid unto the it) he weighed the hair of his head at two hun-toprale king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, dred shekels after the kings + weight.

greatly.

+ Hed. and un my fathers houle: and the king and his 27 And unto Abfalom there were born three stone throne be guiltless.

fons and one daughter, whose name was 'Tamar
10 And the king said, Whosoever faith ougbt she was a woman of a fair countenance.
unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not 28 So Abfalom dwelt two full years in Jerus
touch thee any more.

falem, and faw not the kings face.
Il Then laid the, I pray thee, let the king re 29. Therefore Abfalom jent for Joab ,to have
member the LORD thy God, that thou wouldeft fent hint to the king, but he would not come to

not fuffer the revenger of blood to destroy any him: and when he sent again the second time, of bloud mure, left they destroy my son. And he said, as he would not come.

the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of thy 30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, multiply fon fall to the earth.

Joabs field is † near mine, and he hath barley 1 Heb. stroy.

12 Then the woman fail, Let thine hand- there; go and set it on fire: and Abfaloms fer-near my maid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord vants set the field on fire.

place. the king. And he laid, Say on.

31 Then Joab arole and came to Absalom un-
13 And the woman said. Wherefore then haft to his house, and laid unto him, Wherefore have
thou thought such a thing against the people of thy servants fet my field on fire ?
God? for the king doth peak this ihing, as 32 And Absalom answered Joab ,Behold,
one which is faulty, in that the king doth not fent unto thee, saying, Come hither that I may
fetch home again his banished.

send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am
14 For we must needs die, and are as water come from Geshur ? it bad been good for me te
spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered bave been there full: now therefore let me fec

up again: peither doth God respectarry, per, the kings face,,, and if there be any iniquity because fon, yet doth he devise means, that his banished in me, let him kill me. God hath be not expelled from him.

33 So Joab came to the king, and told him:and !5 Now therefore that I am come to speak of when he had called for Abfalom, he came to the away bis

this thing unto my lord the king, it is becaule king,& bowed himselfon his face to the ground Asth airo the people have made me afraid; and thy hand before the king: and the king kissed Ablálom. devised maid faid, I will now speak unto the king ; it

CHAP. XV. muas,&cmay be that the king will perform the request 1 Abfalom by fair speeches and courtesies, feales of his handniaid,

the bearts of Ifrael. 7 under pretence of a vodo 16 For the king will hear, to deliver his be obtaineth leave to go to Hebron. 10 He handmaid out of the hand of the man tbat would maketb there a great conspiracy. 13 David updestroy nie and my fon together out of the inhe on the news fleeth from Jerusalem. 19 Ittai ritance of God.

would not leave bim. 24 Zadok and Abiatbar 17. Then thine handmaid said, The word of are sent back with the ark. 30° David and bis my lord the king shall now be + comfortable : coinpany go up mount Olivet weeping. 31 He

for as an angel of God, fo is my lord the king, cursetb Abitbopbels counsel. 3.7 Hufhai is Sent Hob.

t to discern good and bad : therefore the LORD back witb instructions.
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18 Then the king answered and faid unto the Ancie came to pass after this, that Abfalom

prepared him chariots, and burles, and fifty
woman, Hide not from me, I pray thực, the men to run before him.
thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, 2 And Abfalom rule up early, and stood beside
Let my lord the king now speak.

the way ofthe gate : and it was so that when any + Heb. 19 Áud the king.Taid, is not the hand of Jqab man that had a controverfie came to the king to come.

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Chap. xv. David flecth from him. for judgement, then Ablalom called unto him, men, and all the little ones that were with him. and faid, Of what city art thou? And he faid, 23 And all the countrey wept with a loud Thy fervant is of one of the tribes of Israel. voice, and all the people paired over : the king

3 And Abfalom faid unto him, See, thy inato allo himself palled over the brook Kidron, and 05.18.1. Gone will

ters are good and right, but I tbere is no nian all the people pafled over toward the way of the Cedrea. from the depused of the king to hear thee.

wilderness.
4 Ablalom said moreover,Oh that I were made 24 | Andlo, Zadok also, and all the Levites
judge in the land, that every man which hath were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant
any fuit or cause, might come unto me, and I of Goxt, and they let down the ark of God: and
would do him justice.

Abiathar went up, until all the people had done
.5. And it was for that when any man came passing out of the city,
nigh to bim to do him obeisance, he put forth 25 And the king laid unto Zadok,Carry back
his hand, and took him and killed him. the ark of God into the city: if I thall find fa-

6 And on this manner did Abfalom to all I l- your in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me
rael that came to the king for judgement : so again, and thew me botb it, and his habitation.
Abfalom fole the hearts of the men of Israel. 26 But if he thus fay, I have no delight in

7 And it came to pass after forty years, thee: behold bere am I, let him do to me as lee-
tbat Ablalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let meth good unto him.
me go, and pay my yow which I have vowed un 27 The king said also unto Zadok the priest,
to the LORD in Hebron,

Art not thou a * seer? return into the city in * Sur.
8 For thy fervant vowel a vow while I abode peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy 5.9.
at Geshur in Syria, saying, if the LORD, Thall lon, and Jonathan the fun of Abiathar.
bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will 28 See, I will carry in the plain of wilderness,
serve the LORD.

until there come word from you to certifie me, 9. And the king laid unto him, Go in peace. 29 Zadok therefore & Abiathar carried the ark So he arose, and went to Hebron.

of God again to Jerusalem;& they tarried there. 10 But Ablalom fent fpies throughout all 30 | And David went up by the ascent of the tribes of Israch saying, Alfvon as ye hear the mount Olivery # and wept as he went up and had t Hub. found of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Abfalom his head covered, and he went bare-foot : und sorgen reignech in Hebron.

all the people that was with him, covere: every ing. 11 And with Abfalom went two hundred man his head, and they went up weeping as they men out of Jerusalem, tbat were called, and they went up. went in their fimplicity, and they knew nut any 31 1 And 1 one told David, saying, Ahithophe! ! or thing.

is among the confpirators with Ablalom. And waves
12 And Abfalom fent for Ahithophel the G1- David táidt, O LORD, I pray thee,turn the coun-
lonite, Davids counsellour, from his city, even fel of Ahithophel into fjolishnels.
from Giloh, while he offered

facrifices : and the 32 | And it came to pals that wben David was
conspiracy was ftrong, for the people increased come to the top of tbe mount, where he wor-
continually with Ablalom.
Thipped God,behold, Hushai * the Archite came

* fotke,
13 | And there came a mellenger to David, to meet him, with his coat rent, and earch upon
saying, The hearts of the men of ITrael are after his head :
Abfalom.

33 Unto whom David faid, If thou passeft on 14 And David faid unto all his servants, that with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me. were with him at JerufalemArise, and let us 34 But if thou return to the city, and say unto tlee: for we shall not elle escape from Abfalom : Ablalom, I will be thy fervant, kin; RS I b.sve 0.

make fpeed to depart, left he overtake us sud- been thy fathers fervant u hitherto, fo will I now heretas Heb. denly, and I bring evil upon us, and finite the alfo be thy servant : then mayelt thou for me de Fose city with the edge of the sword.

feat the counselof Ahithophel.
15 And the kings fervants said unto the kipg, 35 And bal tbou not there with thee Zalok
Behold, thy fervants are ready to do whatloever and Abiathar the priests? therefore it shall be,
my lord the king shall to appoint.

that what thing loever thou shalt hear out of the
16 And the king went forth, and all his hour-kings house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abi-
hold after him: and the king left ten women athar the priests.
vobicb were concubines, to keep the house. 36 Behold, they bave there with them their

17 And the king went forth, and all the peo-two sons, Ahimaaz Zadoks son, and Jonathan ple after him, and carried in a place that was Abiathars son: and by them ye shall send unto me jar off.

every thing that ye can hear. 18 And all his servants pafled on beside him : 37 So Hushai Davids friend came into the ciand all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, ty, and Abfalom came into Jerusalem. & all the Gittites, fix hundred men which came after him from Gath, palled on before the king. Zibe by presents and false suggestions, ob-ainett :19 (Then said the king to Itrai the Gittite, bis masters inberitance. 5 At Baburim Sbimei Whereforegvelt thou also with us? return to thy curseth David. 9 David with patience abstaineth place, and abide with the king, for thou art a and restraineth others from revenge. 15 Hufai Itranger, and also an exile.

infinuaretb bimself into Abfaloms counsel. 20 20 Whereas thou canest but yesterday, Mould Abithophels

counsel, I this day I make theç go up and down with 20. Athe bill, behold, Ziba the servant of Meph

Nd when David was a little past the top of hec in take back thy brethren, * mercy and truth be botheth met him with a couple of alles laudled, with thee.

and upon them two hundrer loaves of bread, and 21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, as an hundred bunches of raisins,

and an hundred the LORD liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, of summer-frits, and a bottle of wine. furely in what place my lord the king Thall be, 2 And the king said unro Ziba, What meanest whether in death or life, even there allo will thou by the le?And Ziba said,

The asses be for the thy fervant be.

Zsings houshold to ride on, and the bread and 22 And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. fummer-fruit for the young men to eat, and the And Ietai the Gittite palled over, and all ads wine, that such as be faint in the wilderness may

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