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Sill came he came.
II. Samuel .
Ahithophets counsel. 3. And the king faid, And where is thy ma 33 And the counsel of Ahithophel which he sters lon? And Ziba faid umo the king, Be counselled in those days, was as if a man had hold, he abideth at Jerufalem : for he laid, To enquired at the toracle of God: fu ipas all the + Hek. day shall the houle of Iraci restore me the counsel of Ahithophel, both with David and word. kingdom of my father.
with Ablalom. 4 Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, thine
CH A P. XVII. are all
that percained unto Mephibosheth. And 1 Abithopbels counselis overthropon by Hafbais,acHeb.
Ziba faid, f I humbly beleech thee that I inay wording to Gods appointment. 15 Secre intellis so obeso find grace in thy tight, my lords Oking.. gence is fent unto David. 23 Abitbop bel bange_b
§ 7 And when king David came to Bahurim, bimself. 35 Anasa is made captain, 27 David
behold, thence came out a man of the family of at Mabanaimis furnished witbprovision, Bov, te o the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei the Oreover, Anuthupher said untó Ablatom,
men, and I will arise and purtue atter David this susfed.
6 and he caft ftones at David, and at all the night.
and all the people that are with him shall filee,
out, come out thout bloody man, and thou man 3 And I will bring back all the people unto Bloode. of Belial :
thee: the man whoni thou feekeft. is as if all re8 The LORD hath returned upon thee all the turnedd : So ali the people fhall be in peace. blood of the house of Saul, in whole stead thou 4. And the laying plealed Ablalom well, + Hele halt reigned, and the LORD hath delivered the and all the elders of Ilrael.
was right Heb.
kingdom into the hand of Abfalom thy lon: and S'The laid Ablalom, Call now Hufhai the Ar- ja the eys Behold
+ behold, thou art tapen in thy mischief, because chite alio,and let us hear likewilet what he fai.b. i them thou art a bloody ma.
6 And when Hushai was come to Ablalom, what is why evil. 9,1 Then laid Abishai the fun of Zerujah un- Abfalom tpake unto him, faying. Ahithophel ja bio i Sam
to the king, Why fhould this* dead dog curte hath fpoken after this manner: Thall we do after het: my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, bist saying? if not, Ipeak thou.
word. and take off his head.
7 And Hufhai taid unto Abfalom, The coun- * Heba 10 And the king laid, What have I to do with fel that Ahithophel hath † given,is not good äc counselyounye fons of Zerujah? to let him curse because this time.
11 And David laid to Abishai, and to all his be + chafed in their mindes, as a bear rubbed of t Hob.'.
9 Behold,he is hid now in lome pit,or in some
fallen. u #amiction, and that the LORD will requite loever heareth it, will tay, There is a laughter Heb.eye. me good for his curting this day.
among the people that follow Abfalom.
gainst him, and curled as he went, and threw rael knoweth that thy father is a mighty man,
and ebey which be with him are valiant men.
with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves rally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beer-
fheba,as the fand that is by the sea for multitude,
that the And it came to pass when Hufhai the Ar 12 So shall we come upon him in fome place fice, o chite, Davids friend, was come unto Ablalomwhere he hall be found, and we will light upon Bos
prefence Let the
that Hushai faid unto Abfalom, + Gullave the him as the dew falleth on the ground and of Ling live. king, God lave the king.
hiin, and of all the men that are with him, there
then shall all Ifrael bring rupes to that city, and
faid, The counset of Hushai the Archite is bet-
mandado might bring evilupon Abfalom. 20 ( Then said Abfalom to Ahithophel, Give 15 Then said Hufhai unto Zadok and to counfelam ng you what we Mall do.
Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahitho21 And Ahithophel
faid unto Absalom, Goin phel counsel Absalom and the elders of Iliael : unto thy fathers concubines, which he hath left and thus and thus have I counselled.
to keep the house, and all Ifrael shall hear that 16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell DaBebo
thoa tart ablurred of thy father, then shall the vid, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains with the
hands of all that are with thee be strong. of the wilderness, but speedily passover ; left alber. 22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon the the king be swallowed up, and all the people
top of the house, and Abfalom went in unto his that are with him.
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by En
concetoe 103 hio
He hsageth himself.
foab hillath Abfalom.
hundreds, and by thoufands.
charge concerning Abfalom.
20 And when Ablaloms Tervants came to the Ephraim ;
8For the battel was there scattered over the face
Heb. parted, that they came up out of the well, and more people that day, then the tword devoured. muiti. went and cold king David, and taid unto David, 9 And Abfalom met
the fervants of David and plied to Arise, and pass quickly over the water : for tlius Abfalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went devour. harh Ahi thophel countelled against you. under the thick boughs of a great vak , and his
22 Then David aroses and all the people that head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken
10 And a certain man faw it and told Joab, and 23 | And when Ahithuphel law that his coun- laid, Behold, I saw Abfalom hanged in an oak. Heb. fel was not + followeds he fadled bis ass, and a 11 And Joab faid unto the man that told him,
rofe and gat him home to his house, to his city, And behold, thou fawest him, and why didit thou * Heb. and put his houshold in order , and hanged not smite him there to the ground, and I would
himself and died, and was buried in the sepulchre have given thee ten Mekels of filver, & a girdle? Charge of his father.
12 And the man taid unto Joab, Though I 24. Then David came to Mahanaim: and Ab- Thonla + receive a thouland shekels of silver in 1 Heb houle. falom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand weigh up. Ifrael with him.
against the kings fon : for in our hearing the on mine 25.1 And Absalom made Amasa cap ain of the king charged thee, and Abifliai, and Ittai , lay- hand. holt in stead of Joab : which Amala poas a mans ing; + Beware that none touch the young man + Heb. Befon, whote name was Ithra an Israelite, that Abfalom. went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, 13 Otherwise, I should have wrvughe falhoud loever ye
be of,&c. fister to Zerujah, Joabs mother.
against mine own life: for there is no matter 26. So Israel and Ablaiom pitched in the land hid from the king, and thou thy self wouldst have of Gilead.
let thy self againti me, 27 | And it came to pass when David was 14 Then láid Joab, I may not tarry tlius t with : Heb.de come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the fun of Nahalh thee. And he took three darts in his hand', and fore thie. LofRabbah of the children of Ammon, and Ma- thrust them through the heart of Abfalom, while chir the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and Bar- he was yet alive in the + midst of the oak. | Heb. zillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,
15 And ten yong men that bare Joabs armur, heart. RO1.cops:
28 Broughtbeds,andy balons, and earthen vel compaffed about and fmote Abfalom, and flew
29 And honey and butter and Theep, and cheese ple returned from purluing after Iirael : for
Heap of stones upon him : and all Ifraej fede-
unto this day, Ablalonis place.
the hand, der the hand of Abifhai the fon of Zerujah Joabs dings another day : but this day thou shalt bear brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai no tidings, because the kings fon is dead. the Gittite : and the king laid unto the people, 21 Then said Joab to Cuihi , Go tell the king man of I will surely go forth with you my felfalto. what thou haft feen. And Cushi bowed himself tidings.
3. But the people antwered, Thou shalt not go unto Joab, and ran.
forth: for if we fee away, they will not + care 22 'Then laid Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yor Heb. for us ; neither if halfufuz die, will they care again to Joab, But t howsoever, let me, I pray may.
be what for us ; but now tbou art I worth ten thousand thes, allo run after Cushi. And Joab faid, Where11 Or, conthonland of us : therefore now it is better that thou t luc- fore wilt thou run, my fun, seeing that hợu han venient,or Heb. be cour us out of the city:
no tidings il ready? 4 And the king faid unto them, What seems 23 But howsoever (faid be) let me run, âm 2201
4 Keb. fa their heart on us.
101 ciet: Num. 18
co tbrc t Heb. Pesce
David bemoaneth Absalom. II. Samuel.
24 And David fat between the two gates : and worse unto thee then all the evil that befel thea
an.) they told unto all the people, saying, Be-
26 And the watchman law another man run 9 And all the people were at strife through ning, and the watchman called unto the porter, out all the tribes of Israel, laying, The king lä and laid, Behold, another man running alone. ved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he
And the king taid. He also bringeth ridings. delivered us out of the hand of the Phihstines, HI
27 And the watchnan laid, t Me thinketh the and now he is fed out of the land for Abfalom. fee ebe running of the foremost, is like the running of 10 And Abfalom whom we anointed over os,is reaningAhimaaz the fun of Zadok. And the king laid, He dead in battel: now therefore why + speak ye 1 Heb. er is a good man, and cometh with good tidings. not a word of bringing the
ye Glant. 28 And Ahimaaz called, and laid unto the 11. 1 And king David sent to Zadok and to A
king, u tall is well. And he fell down to the biathar the priests, saying, Speak unto theelders Peace os carsh upon his face before the king, and said, lof Judah,laying, Why are ye the last to bring the
Bleffed be the LORD thy God, which hath t der king back to his house? (feeing the speech of
12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and 29 And the king said, fis the young man Ab my felh : wherefore then are ye the last to bring Heb. falom fafe ? And Ahimaaz answered, When Joab back the king?
fent the kings fervant, and me hy fervant, i law 13 And say ye to Amala , Art thou not of my pease!
a great tumult, but I knew not what it was. bone, and of my flesh? God do fo to me and
30 And the king faid unto him, Turn afide, and more also, if thou be not captain of the hott be
31 And behold, Cushi came, and Cushi faid 14. And he bowed the heart of all the men of Heb. * Tidings , my lord the king: for the LORD Judah, even as the beart of one man, fo that they Ridings is hath avenged thee this day of all them that role lentebis word unto the king, Return thou and ssouht. up against thee.
all thy fervants. 32 And the king faid unto Cushi, Is the young 15 So the king returned, and came to Jordap: man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, Theene- and Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the mies of my lord the king, s all that rise against king, to conduct the king over Jordan. thee to do tbet hurt, be as that young man is. 16 TAnd*Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, * Kim
33. And the king was much moved, and went which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down 28. up to the chamber over the gate, and wept, and with the men of Judah, to meet king David. as he went, chus he said, O my fon Absalom, my 17 And tbere were a thouland men of Benjafon, my fun Abfalom : would God I had died for min with him, and * Ziba the servant of the * Chope thee, 0 Ablakm, my fun, my ton.
house of Saul, and his fifteen fons and his twenty 26. I.
fervants with him, and they went over Jordan
David fendethto tbe priests to incite them of over the kings houshold, and to do t what he *Heb. lde
pure iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember eth and mourneth for Ablalom.
that my lord the king went out of Jerufalem, 16. S. + Heb.lal. 2 And the t victory that day was turned into that the king should take it to his heart. deliver waliono mourning unto all the people: for the people 20. For thy servant doth know that I have fin
heard lay that day, how the king was grieved for ned: therefore behold, I am come the first this
day of all the house of Joseph, to go down to
and laid , Shall not Shimei be put to death for
22 And David laid, What have I to do with
you, ye fons of Zerujah,that ye should this day be
man be puc
thy servants, which this day have saved thy that I am this day king over lsrael?
ters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of shalt not die : and the king, sware unto him. *H.. by thy concubines :
24 s And Mephibusheth
the son of Saul came loving-dic
6 + In that thou lovest thine enemies, and down to meet the king, and had neither drefied Beb.chat hateft' thy friends ; for thou haft declared this bis feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his eripecite or day, t that thou regardest neither princez, por clothes, from thoday the king departed, until
servants : for this day I perceive, that if Abfa- the day he came again in peace. to thee. lom had lived, and all we had died this day, then 25 And it came to pass when he was come to Heb.to it had pleafed thee well.
Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said 7 Now therefore arise, go furth, and speak unto him, wherefore wentelt not thou with me, of thy Serrants. I comfortably unto thy servants : for I livear by Mephibutheth:
bon pany days are the yearl of my
The Israelites expoftulation.
perpetual prisun. f Amasa made captain over faddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go Judah, is pain by Foab. 14 Joab pursueto Sbebas Сар. . to the king, becaule thy fervant is lame.
unto Abel. 16 A wise woman savetb the city by 27 And * he hath llandred thy lervant unto my Sbebas bend. 23. Davids officers.
of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes. lial, whose name was Sheba the fon of BiIt Hab. 28 For all of my fathers houle,were but + dead chri, a Benjamite, and he blew a trumpet, and
men before my lord the king: yer didft thou fèt said, We have no part in David, neither have we
2 So every man of Israel went up from after
and followed Sheba the fun of Bichri : shou any niore of thy matters? I have said, Thou but the men of Judah clave unto their king, and Ziba divide the land.
from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
31 And Barzillai the Gileadice came down
and fed them, but went not a house or
in unto them : 10 they were + shut up unto the ward. king, to conduct him over Jordan.
day of their death, t living in widowhood. # Heb. 32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even 14 Then faid
the king to Anasa, + Allemble Heb.io * Chapo fuurscore years old, and * he had provided the me the men of Judah within
three days , and be widowking of fúftenance while he lay at Mahanaim : thou here present. for he was a very great man.
5 Su Amala went to assemble tbe men of Ju
life. 33 And the king faid unto Barzıllai , Cume dah; but he tarried longer then the fet time can thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me which he had appointed him. in Jerusalem.
6 And David laid to Abishai. Now shall Sheba Heb.
34 And Barzillai faid unto the king, How the fon of Bichri do us more harm then did Ablong have I to live, that I thould go up with the falom : take thou thy lords fervants, and purluq king unto Jerusalem ?
after him, left he get him fenced cities, and 35 I am this day fourscore years old : and can telcape us.
H Hebr. I discern between good and evil ? can thy fer 7. And there went out after him Joabs men, deliver vant
taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear and the * Cherethite, and the Pelethite, and all himfelf any more the voice of finging.men and finging: the mighty men: and they went out of Jeru- eyes. women? wherefore then Thould thy fervant be falem, w pursue after Sheba the son of Bi-* Chap. yet a burden unto my lord the king?
garment that he had put on, was girded unto
that I may die in mine own city, and bobu- upon his lvyns in the theach thereof, and as he girdle, or ried by the grave of my father, and of my mo went forth it fell out. ther : but behold thy fervan Chimham, let him 9 And Joab said to Anna a, Art thou in health,
with the right hand to kiss him.
ground, and + strook him not again, and he di- + Hebr.
Vroh his own place.
said, He that favoreth Joab, and he that is for
that all the people stood still, he removed Amala
way, all the people went on after Juab, to pur-
unto Abel, and to Beth-maachah,and all the
went also after him. 43 And the men of Israel answered the men of 15 And they came and befieged him in Abel Judah and said, We have ten parts in the king, of Beth-maachah, and they caft up a bank against i 01, it
and we have also more rigbt in David then ye : the city, and II it stood in the trench: and all the lood :Heb.
why then did ye despile us, that our advice people that were with Joab, t battered the wall gainst the should not be first had in bringing back our to throw it down :
outmost king? And the words of the men of Judah were 16 (Then cried a wife woman out of the city, fiercer then the words of the men of Israel. Hear, Hear ; fay, I pray you, unto Joab, Cunie
It Hebr. CHAP. XX near hither, that I may speak with thee.
to throw I By occafion of the quarrel Sbeba maketbe party 17. And when he was come near unto her, the LORa.
belt of a
Tbree years fumine.
I I. Samuel.
Sauls bones buried. wuman faid, Art thou Joab ? And he antwered, 9 And he delivered
the hand of the am be. Then she said unto him, Hear the words | Gibeonites, 8they * hanged then in the hill be-/* Jol.1 of thine handmaid. And he antwered, I do hear. fore the LORD: and they fell
all leven together, 28. 110r, They 18 Then the fpake, saying, " They were wont and were put to death in the days of harvett, in plajaly
to speak in old time, laying, They fall fürely the firft days,in the beginning of barley-harvent. spake in
*Cha:3:7 the begin- ask counfel at Abel: and so they endedhthe matter. to | And * Rizpah the daughter of Ajah took niog, fay 19 I am one of them that ire peaceable and faith-fackcloth, and Ipread it for her upon the rock, ing, Sure-ful in Ifrael: thou leekeft to destroy a city, and a from the beginning of harveft until water droply they will ask
mother in Ifrae! : why wilt thou fwallow up the ped upon them out of heaven and t }ufferal nein + Het. of Abel, inheritance of the LORD?
ther the birds of the air to rest on them by day, sare stof. 20 And Joab antivered and said, Far be it, far be nor the bearts of the field by night. it from me, that I fhould twallow up or deltroy. 11 And it was told David what Rizpah the
21 The matter is not fo : but a man of mount daughter of Ajah the concubine ot Saul had 1 Heb. Ephraim( Sheba the son of Bichritby name) hath done.
liit up his hand againt the king,even against Da 12 And David went and took the bones of
22 Then the woman went unto all the people itines had hanged them, when the Philistines had 31.10.
the son of Bichri, and calt it out to Joab : and he 13 And he brought up from thence the bones + Hebr. biewa trumpet, and they + retired from the ci- of Sauland the bones of Jonathan his fon;&they were icato ty, every man to his tent: and Joab returned to gathered the bones of them that were hanged. Jerufalein unto the king.
14. And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his tong 23 Now * Joab was over all the host of Isra- buried they in the countrey of Benjamin in Zeel : and Benajah the fon of Jehojada nas overlahin the lepulchre of Kis his father ; and they the Cherethite, and over the Pelethite : performed all that the king commanded : and
24 And Adoram das over the tribute : and Je-l after that God was intreated for the land. & OT, hothaphat the fun of Ahilud was y recorder: !5 I Moreover, the Philistines had yet war a
25 And Sheva was fcribe: and Zadok and A-gain with Usrael, and David went down, and bis bracer. biathar were the priests :
Tervants with him, and fought against the Phililor, 26 And Ira also the Jairite was il a chief ruler itines; and David waxed taint. ä priace. about David.
16 And Ishbi-benob, which was of the fons of CHAP. XXI.
ll the giant, (the weight of whole to spear weigb-01, 1 Tbe tbree years fimine for the Gibeonites, cease, led three hundred sockels of brals in weight) he ipht. by kanging seven of Suuls fons. 10 Rizpats kinda being girded with a new Sword, thought to have
the tale, nessunto tbe dead. 12 David burieth the bones | Nain David. of Suul and Forat ban in his fatbers sepulcbre. 17 But Abishai the fun of Zerujah luccored head. is Four batcels against the Pbilistines, wherein him, and (mote the Philistine, and killed him. four valiants of David Hay four giants.
Then the men of David fware unto him, saying, 'Hen there was a fanine in the days of Da- Thou shalt go no more out with us to barcel
that vid, three years, year after year, and Da-thou quench not the flight of Ifrael.
+ Heb. 1 Hebr. Iviu t enquired of the LORD. And the LORD an
18 * And it came to pals after this, that there codle, co Coupe
de tivered, it is for Saul , and for bis bloody huule, was again a battel with the Philistines at Gob: face, &c.
i Chr. because he flew the Gibeunites.
then Sibbechai the Hufhathite flew Saph, which 2 And the king called the Gibeonites,and said mas of the fons of | the giant.
1) OT, unto them, (now the Gibeonites were not of the 19 And there was again a battel in Gob with Rapha. Josta: 9. children of Irael, but* of the remnant of the the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare3.10.17. Amorite, and the children of Israel had sworn oregim a Beth-lehenite, New * tbe bro:ber ofi
unto them: and Saul fought to Nay them, in his Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whole spear was 10-5.
like a weavers beam.
and twenty in number; and he also was born to Or, It
4 And the Gibeonites faid unto him, Well the giant. is not file will have no filver nur gold of Saul, nor of his
21 And when he il defied Israel, Jonathan the fon Rapha. gold that houle, neither for us shalt thou kill any man in of* Shimea the brother of David New him.
Il or, te we bave to Ifrael. And he said, What ye shall say, tbat will do with i do for you.
23 Thele four were born to the giant in Gath, proche de
and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand 16.9. bis house,
5. And they answered the king, The man that of his servants. neither consumed us, and that # devised against us, that
CHA P. XXII. it to us to of the coasts of lfrael, pertains, we shoukl be deftroyed from remaining in any ApSalm of thanksgiving for Gods poperful delio
verance, and manifold blessings, kill, &c. Or, cut
6 Let leven men of his fons be delivered un Nd David spake unto the LORD the words us off. to us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD 110r, cho in Gibeah of Saul, !! wbom the LORD did choote. delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, ser or the And the king laid, I will give tber.
and out of the hand of Saul. LORD. 1. But the king fpared Mephibosheth the fon 2 And he faid, * The LORD is my rock and
2, &c. * 1 Sam. of Jonathan the fun of Saul , becaufe of * the my fortrets, and my deliverer. 18.3. & LORDS oath that was between them, between 3 The God of my rock, in him will I trust : 30. 8, 42. Davidanc? Jonathan the fun of Saul.
he is my shield, and the horn of my falvation,
my !! OY, Michalo
8 But the king took the two fons of Rizpah high cower, and my refuge , my saviour ; thou
the daughter of Ajah, whom the bare unto Saul, favest me from violence. perl. 19 Armoni, and Mephibosheth, and the five tons of 4. I will call on the LORD wobo is worthy to be + Heb.
the Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she praised : 10 Shall I be saved from mine enemies. Adriel.
! or, + brought up for Adriel che fun of Barzillaithe 5 When the li waves of death compafled me: