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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.
fervants of king David : and all the people, and 1 And I will cornz upon him while he is wea-
all the mighty men were on his nght hand, and ry and weak-handed, and will make him afrais :
on his left.

and all the people that are with him shall filee,
7 And thus faid Shimei when he curled; Come and I will imite the king onely.
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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.

the LORD hath said unto him, Curte David. Who 8 For (laid Husai) thou knowest thy father
ihall then fay, Wherefore haft thou done lo ? and his min, that they be mighty men, and they

11 And David laid to Abishai, and to all his be + chafed in their mindes, as a bear rubbed of t Hob.'.
fervants, Behold,my fun, which caine for:b of my her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man bittet of
bowels, leekerh my life: how much more now of war, and will not lodge with the people.
may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let

9 Behold,he is hid now in lome pit,or in some
him curse: for the LORD hath biddev him. other place: and it will come to pass, when fome
12 It may be that the LORD will look un mine of them betoverthrown at the firft, that who hrb.

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.
13 And as David and his men went by the 10 And he alfotba; is valiant,whole heart is as
way, shimej went along on the hills tide over a- the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Il-

gainst him, and curled as he went, and threw rael knoweth that thy father is a mighty man,
It Heb.
itones at him, and t cast dust.

and ebey which be with him are valiant men.
bird with 14 And the king, and all the people that were 11 Therefore I countel,that all Israel be gene-

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,
15 And Abfalom and all the people the men of and † that thou go to báctel in thine own per- t hs.
Ifrael,came tv Jerusalem,&Ahithopher with him. fon.

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
17 And Abfalom l'ait to Hushai, Is this thy Mall not be left fo much as one.
kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not 13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a city,
with thy friend?

then shall all Ifrael bring rupes to that city, and
18 And Hufhai faid unto Abfalom, Nay, but we will draw it into the river, until there be not
whom the LORD, and this people, and all the one small stone found there.
men of Israel choose, his will I be, and with 14 And Absalom and all the men of fract
him will I abide.

faid, The counset of Hushai the Archite is bet-
19 And again whom should I serve? Should I not ter then the counsel of Abithophel: for the
serve in the presence of his tun?as I have ferved LORD had + appointed to defeat the good coun- + Hed.
in thy fathers presence, so will I be in thy pre- lel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD com.

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.
taihers concubines in the fight of all Ifrael,

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rogel, (for they might not be feen to come into eth you best, I will do. And the king stood by
the city) and a wench went and cold thenı : and the gate-fide, and all the people came out by
they went and told king David.

hundreds, and by thoufands.
18 Nevertheless, a lad saw them, and told Ab 5. And the king commanded Joab , and Abis
falom-but they went both of them away quickly, Thai, and Ittais saying, Deal gently for my fake
and came to a mans house in Bahurim which had with the yong man, even with Abfalom. And
2 well in his court, whither they went down. all the people heard when the king gave all the
19 And the woman took and spread a cover, captains

charge concerning Abfalom.
ing over the wells mouth, and 1pread ground 6 I So the people went out into the field a-
corn thereon, and the thing was not known. gainst Ifrael: and the battel was in the wood of

20 And when Ablaloms Tervants came to the Ephraim ;
woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz 7 Where the people of Israel were Aain be-
and Jonathan ? And the woman said unto them, I fore the fervants of David, and there was there
They be gune over the brook of water. And a great Naughter that day of twenty thousand
when they had songht, and could not find thema inen.
they returned to Jerusalem.

8For the battel was there scattered over the face
21 And it came to pass, after they were de- of all the countrey: and the * wood † devoured

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
Dere with him, and they passed over Jordan : by up between the heaven and the earth, and the
the morning light, there lacked not one of them mule that was under him went away,
that was not gone over Jordan.

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 : 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
fels, and wheat, and barley,and Hour,and parched him.
corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse, 16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the peo-

29 And honey and butter and Theep, and cheese ple returned from purluing after Iirael : for
of kine for David, and for the people that were Joab held back the people.
with him, to eat: for they said, The people is 17 And they took Ablalon, and cast him into
hungry, and weary, and thirsty in the wilderness. a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great

Heap of stones upon him : and all Ifraej fede-
I Dard viedoing the armies in tbeir marcb, gi: very one to his tent.
vetb tbem charge of Absalom. 6 Tbe Ifraelites 18 Now Ablalom in his life-time had taken
are fore smitten in tbe vrood of Epbraim. 9 Abs and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in
Salom banging in an oak, is flain by Foab, and the kings dale: for he faid, I have no fun to Gen.
Caft into a pit. 18 Abfaloms place. 19 Abi- keep my name in remembrance : and he called 14.17.
maat and Cushi bring tidings to David. 33 Da- the pillar after his own name, and it is called
vid iournett for Absalum.

unto this day, Ablalonis place.
A with him, and fet captains of thoufandse me now run,and bear the king tidings,huw that
and cap rains of hundreds over them.
the LORD hath + avenged him of his enemies.

+ Heb.
2 And David fent furth a third part of the p-0 20 And Joab laid unto him, Thou shalt not indged
ple under the hand of Joab, and a third part un. I bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear ti- him frons

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:

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David bemoaneth Absalom. II. Samuel.

Shimei pardoned,
he faid mto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not
the way of the plain, and over-ran Cuihi. tarry one with thee this nights and that will be

24 And David fat between the two gates : and worse unto thee then all the evil that befel thea
the watchman went up to the root over the from thy youth until now.
gare unto the wall, and lift up his eyes and look 8 Then the king rose, and fat in the gates
ed, and behold, a man running alone.

an.) they told unto all the people, saying, Be-
25 And the watchman cried, and told the king. hold, the king doth fit in the gate : and all the
And the king laid, I he be alone, tbere is tidings peuple came before the king : for Ifrael had fel
iu his mouth.And he came apace and drew near. every man to his tent.

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

king back?

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
livered up the men that lift up their hand against all Ifrael is come to the king,even to liis house)
my lord the king.

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
ftand here. And he turned afile, and stood ftill. fore me continually in the room of Joạb.

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
170ab caufeto tbe king to ceafebis mourning.9 Tbe before the king.
Ifraelites are earned to bring the king back. 18 And there went over a ferry-boat to carry

David fendethto tbe priests to incite them of over the kings houshold, and to do t what he *Heb. lde
Fudab. 18 Sbimei is perdonad: 24 Mepbibohetb thought good : and Shimei the son of Gera fell good ia
excused. 32 Barzillai dismissed, Coimbam bis down before the king as he was come over Jur-his eyes.
son is taken into tbe kinys family. 41. Tbe Ifs dan;
Taelites expostulate with fudab for bringing 19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord im.
bome the king without tbem.

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
his fun.

day of all the house of Joseph, to go down to
3. And the people gat them by stealth that nieet my lord the king..
day into the city, as people being ashamed steal 21 But Abishai the fun of Zerujah answered
away when they fee in battel.

and laid , Shall not Shimei be put to death for
4. But the king covered his face, and the king this, because he cursed the Lordsanvinted ?
cried with a loud voice, O my son Abfalom ,


22 And David laid, What have I to do with
Absalom, my son, my fun.

you, ye fons of Zerujah,that ye should this day be
5 And
Joab came into the house to the king, adverlaries unto me shall there any

man be puc
and said, Thou bali shamed this day the faces of to death this day in Israel ? for do not I know,

thy servants, which this day have saved thy that I am this day king over lsrael?
life, and the lives of thy fons, and of thy daugh 23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei,Thou

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 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 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:

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Chap. xx.

Amisa flair.
26 And he answered. My lord, O kips, my fer in Ifrael. 3 Davids ten concubines are fout up irs
bant deceived me; tor thy servant laid, I will

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
thy servant among them that did eat at thine inheritance in the fun of Jelle: every man to
own table: what right therefore have I yet to his tents, o Ifrael.
cry any more unto the king ?

2 So every man of Israel went up from after
29 And the king faid unto him, Why spcakest David;

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.
39. And Mephibo heth faid unto the king, Yea, 3 | And David came to his house at Jerusa-
let him take all, forasinuch as my lord the king lem, and the king took the ten women bis *con-
is come again in peace unto his own house. cubines, whom he had left to keep the house,and Hols

31 And Barzillai the Gileadice came down
from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the put them in + wardl,

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 * 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 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?

36 Thy servant will go a little way over 8 When they poere at the great stone which is
Jordan with the king: and why should the king in Gibeon, Amala went before them : and Joabs
secompense it me with such a reward ?

garment that he had put on, was girded unto
37 Let thy fervant, I pray thee , turn back a him, and upon it at girdle pitba sword faltned + Hebr.

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,

go over with my lord the king, and do to him my brother? And Juab took Amala by the beard
what shall seem good unto thee.

with the right hand to kiss him.
38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go 10 But Amala took no heed to the sword that
over with me, and I will do to him that which was in Joabs hand : fo he fmote him therewith
Thall seem good unto thee : and whatsoever thou in the fifth rib, and Thed out his bowels to the
shalt t require of me, tbat will I do for thee.

ground, and + strook him not again, and he di- + Hebr.
39 And all the people went over Jordan : and ed : lo Juab and Abifhai his brother pursued af-doubled
when the king was come over, the king kissedter Sheba the son of Bichri.
Barzillai, and blessed him, and he returned unto 11 And one of Joabs men stood by him, and

Vroh his own place.

said, He that favoreth Joab, and he that is for
40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and David, let him go after Juab.
Chimham went on with him: and all the people 12 And Amala wallowed in blood in the
of Judah conduted the king, and also half the midft of the high-way: and when the man law
people of Israel.

that all the people stood still, he removed Amala
41 1 And behold, all the men of Israel came out of the high-way into the field, and cast a
to the king, and said unto the king, Why have cloth upon him, when he law that every one
our brethren the men of Judah , Itolen thee as that came by himi, stood still.
way,and have brought the king and his houshold, 13 When he was removed out of the high-
and all Davids men with him over Jordan ?

way, all the people went on after Juab, to pur-
42 And all the men of Judah answered the fue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
men of Irael, Because the king is near of kin to 14 | And he went through all the tribes of If
us : wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? rael

unto Abel, and to Beth-maachah,and all the
have we eaten at all of the kings cost? or hath Berites: and they were gathered together, and
he given us any gift?

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

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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
vid: deliver him unlyand I will depart from the Saul, and the bones of Jonathan his lon, from the
city. And the woman laid unto Joab, Behold,his men of Jabesh-gilead, which had stolen them
head shall be thrown to thee over the wall. from the street of Beth-fhan, where the * Phili- * Some

22 Then the woman went unto all the people itines had hanged them, when the Philistines had 31.10.
in her wildum,and they cut off the head of Sheba Nain Sani in Gilboa.

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.
zeal to the children of Itrael and Judah)

like a weavers beam.
3 Wherefore David laid unto the Gibeonites, 20 And there was yet a battel in Gath, where
What shall I do for you ? and wherewith fhall i was a man of great itature, that had on every
make the atonement, that ye may bless the inhe- || hand fix fingers, and on every foot fix tues, four
ritance of the LORD?

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

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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.

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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.

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