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His lat words, - Heb. the flouds oft ungodly men made me afraid. 38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyelial.

6 The # forrows of hell compaffed me about : ed them: and turned not again until I had con-
ords.
the fnares of death prevented me.

fumed them.
7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and 39 And I have consumed them, and wounded
cried to my God and he did hear my voice out of them, that they could not arise: yea, they are
his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. fallen under my feet.

8 Then the earth Thook and trembled: the 40 For thou hast girded me with strength to
foundations of heaven moved and thook because battel : them that rofe up against me, halt thou
he was wroth,
+ fubdued under me.

Heh. Hos.by. 9 There went up a Imoke tout of his noftrils, 41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine e- cauled to

and fire out of his mouth devoure): cuals were nemies, that I might destroy them that hate me, bome.
kindled by it.

42 They looked butcbere was none to save:cuen
To He bowed the heavens also and came down : unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
and darkness was under his feet.

43 Then did I beat

them as small as the duft 11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did Aie: of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the and he was seen upon the wings of the wind. street, and did Ipread them abroad.

12 And he made darkness pavilions round a 44 Thou also hast delivered me from the stri

bout him, + dark waters, and thick clouds of the vings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head
bidding
skies.

of the heathen : a people vobich I knew not, shall
13 Through the brightness before him were serve me.
cuals of fire kindled.

45 † Strangers shall ut submit themselves un- + Hobo 14 The LORD thundred from heaven, and the to me: alfoon as they hear, they shall be obediend Sons of molt high uttered his voice.

untu me.

the tran15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered 46 Strangers Mhall fade away and they shall be ior, them; lighting, and discomfited them. afraid out of their close places.

Vield 15 And the chanels of the sea appeared, the 47 The LORD liveth and blessed be my rock: and feigned foundations of the world were discovered, ac exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. sbedience the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the 48 It is God that favengeth me, and that Het. breath of his noftrils.

bringeth down the people under me,

giveth 17 He sent from above, he took me: he drew 49 And that bringeth nie forth from mine e-avenge me out oty many waters.

nemies : 'thou also haft lifted me up on high aresto 18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, buve them that rufe up against me: thou halt

and

from them that hated me: for they were ruo delivered me from the violent man. Itrong for me.

50 Therefore I willgive thanks unto thee, O !9 They prevented me in the day of my cala- LORD, among * the heathen and I will fing prai- * Rom. mity : but the LORD was my stay.

ses unto thy name.

15.9. 20 He brought me forth also into a large place: 51 He is the tower of falvation for his king : he delivered me, because he delighted in me. and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, * Chaga 21 The LORD rewarded me according to my and * to his feed for evermore,

7.12 righteoufness: according to the cleanness of my

CHA P. XXIII hands hath he recompensed me.

I David in bis last words prof-Metb bis faitb in
22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and Gods promises, to be beyond Renre or experience.
have not wickedly departed from my Gul. 6 Tbe differen: State of the picked. 8 A catas

23 For all his judgements pere before me: and logue of Davids mightspen
s for his statutes, I did not depart from them. Ow these be the last words of David:

Daperfe&. kept my self from mine iniquity,

was raised up on high, the anointed of the God Heb.

25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed of Jacob, and the tweet pfalmift of Irael, said, so hina.

me according to my righteousness : according The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and +Heb. to my cleannesst in his eye-fight.

his word was in my tongue. 26 With the merciful thou wilt thew thy self 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Ifrael his eyes. merciful, and with the uprighe man thou wilt (pake to me, ! He that ruleth over men must be lor, Thew thy felf uprighr.

just, ruling in the fear of God :

Be thou 27 With the pure thou wilt shew thy self pure: 4 And be shall be as the light of the morning, rules, &c. 101, and with the froward thou wilt # Thew thy felf voben the sun riseth, even a morning without wrestle. unfavory.

clouds ; as the tender grass /pringing out of the Pl1.18.27

28 And the afflicted people thou wilt faye : carth by clear shining after rain.
but thine eyes are upon the haughty, tbat thou ş Although my house be not fo with God 5 yec
mayeft bring tbem down.

he hath made with me an everlasting covenant,
29 For thou art my i lamp, LORD : and the ordered in all things and fure : for this is all my
LORD will lighten my darkness.

salvation, and all my defire, although he make it 107, Sroken

30 For by thee I have ll run through a troop: not to grow. by my God have I leaped over a wall.

6 9 But the fons of Belial fall be all of them as 101, 31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken Tefiaed. of the LORD is # tried: he is a buckler to all with hands.

4 Hes. + Heb. them that trust in him.

7 But the man tbat shall touch them, must be Aljed. ooretb. 32 For who is God, fave the LORD ? and who t fenced with iron, and the Daffof a spear, and llor, loc Heb. is a rock, fave our God?

they shall be utterly burnt with fire in the same

theb-baile equalleth.

33. God is my strength and power : and he place. the wato' t maketh my way perfet.

8 | These be the names of the mighty men nite head Heb.thy

34 Het maketh my feet like hinds feet : and whom David had : 11 The Tachmonite that fate in of the bearkning feiteth me upon my high places.

the feat,chief among the captains, (the fame was ihrec, So Gy.

35 He teacherh my hands † to war: so that a Adino the Ezniçe) belilt up bis spear againh Chron. + Heb. bow of fuel is broken by mine arnis.

eight hundred, t whom he new at one tine. multipli. 35 Thon haft also given me the shield of thy fal 9 And after him was * Eleazar the fun of Dodo Heb. Died me. vation:'s + thy gentlenels hathtmade me great. the Ahohite , one of the three mighty men with plaines setlet

37 'Thou halt enlarged my steps under me: fo David when they defied the Philistines that were 11.12.

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there gathered together to battel, and the men 33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahian the son of
of Ifrael were gone away.

Sharar the Hararite,
10 Hearole, and (mote the Philistines until 34 Eliphelet the fon of Ahasbai, the son of the
his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the Maachathite, Eliam the fon of Ahithophel the
tword : and the LORD wrought a great victory | Gilonite,
that day, and the people returned after him one 35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,
ly to spoil.

36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the
* i Chr 11 And after him was * Shammah the fun of the Gadite,
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Agee the Hararite : and the Philistines were 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beero

gathered together i, into a troop, where was a thite, armour-bearer to Juab the fun of Zeru-
weging piece of ground full of lentiles : and the people jah,
fied from the Philistines.

38 Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Itbrite,
12 But he stood in the midst of the ground and 39 Uriah the Hittite: + thirty and seven in

1 Chna
defended it, and New the Philistines : and the all,
LORD wrought a great victory.

CHA P. XXIV. 0 Or, 13 And I thiree of the thirty chief went down I David tempted by Satan, forceth Joab to num. The three and came to David in the harvest-time, unto the ber the people. Ś Tbe captains injnine monetos captains cave of Adullam : and a truop of the Philistines and twenty dayes, bring ibe muster of thirteen over the pitched in the valley of Rephaim,

bundred thousand fighting men. 10 David bas thirty

14 And David was then in an hold,and the ga ving three plagues propounded by God, repentecb, rison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem. and choosetb tbe tbree dayes peftilence. 15 Atzer

15 And David longed, and laid, O that one the death of threescore and tent bousand, David by would give me drink of the water of the well repentance preventetl tbe destruction of Jerufa of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate !

lem. 18 David by Gads direction purchaserb As 16 And the three mighty men brake through

raunabs tbrelhing-fioor ; wbere kaving Sucrifia
the host of the Philistines, and drew water out

ced, the plague st getb.
of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, And again the anger of the LORD was kind-

Il Satan.
theless he would not drink thereof, but poured gainst them to say, Go number Israel and Judah. See
it out unto the LORD.

2 For the king laid to Joab the captain

of the i Chro 17 And he laid, Be it far from me, O LORD, hostwhich was with him, # Go now through all 31.1: that I should do this: is not this the blood of the the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beer-the- 0.0%

Comparto men that went in jeopardy of their lives? there. I ba, and number ye the people, that I may know fore he would not drink it. These things did the number of the people. these three mighty men.

:3 And Joab faid unto the king. Now the LORD Chit.

nd • Abishai the brother of Joab, the thy God adde unto the people how many fuever 11.20

fon of Zerujah, was chief among three, and he they be) an hundred fold, and that the eyes of my + Hed. lift up his fpear against three hundred, † and lord the king may see it : but why doth my lord

flew them, and had the name among three. the king delight in this thing?

19 Was he not most honourable of three ? 4. Notwithstanding, the kings word prevailed therefore he was their captain: howbeit, he ata against Joab, and against the captains of the host: tained not unto the first three.

and Joab and the capiains of the hoft went out 20 And Benajah the ton of Jehojada, the fun from the prefence of the king, to number the

of a valiant nian, of Kabzeel, + who had Jone people of Israel. Heb.

many asts, he new two + lion-like men of Mo 5 And they passed over Jordan, and pitched
ab : he went down allo and new a lion in the in Aroer, on the right fide of the city that lieto
midst of a pit in time of tnow.

in the midst of the y river of Gad, and toward

calley 21. And he New an Egyptian, + a goodly man :|| Jazer.

and the Egyprian had a lpear in his hand; but 6 Then they came to Gileadsand to the n land ll Or, # Heb. he went down to him with a staff, and

plucked of Tahtim-hodlhi ; and

they came to Dan-jaan, nether

lanach. man of the spear out of the Egyptians hand, and new and about to Zidon,

ly inha. him with his own fpear.

7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and bited. nance, OT right.

22 These tbings did Benajah the fon of Je to all the cities of the Hivite, and of the Canaailed hojada, and had ihe name among three mignty anite: and they went out to the south of Judah,

even to Beer-sheba, 11. 23.6

2} He was | more honourable then the thir 8 So when they had gone through all the land, great na- ry, but he attained not to the first three : and they came to Jerufalem at the end of ninc David fet him over his II + guard.

moneths and twenty dayes. 24. Alahel the brother of Joab was one of 9 And Joab gave up the sum of the number honomtore the thirty, Elhanan the fun of Dodo of Beth- of the people unto the king; and there were in lehem,

Ifrael eight hundred thousand valiant men that 25 Shammah the Harudite, Elika the Haro- drew the fword; and the men of Judah were five NOT, dire,

hundred thousand men.
26 Helez the * Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh 10 g And Davids heart smute him after that
at his
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he had
numbred the

people : and David said uncommand -27 Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the to the LORD, I have finned greatly in that I have Chap. 2. Hushathite,

done: and now, I beleech thee, O LORD, take 28.

28. Zalmun the Ahohite, Maharai the Neco- away the iniquity of thy fervant, for I have done
11:27
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very foolishly.
29 Heleb the fon of Baanah, a Netophathite, ii For when David was up in the morning,
Ittai the fun of Ribai out of Gibeah

the ord of the LORD came unto the prophet
children of Benjamin,

GadDavids seer, saying,
30 Benajah the Pirathonite , Hiddai of the 12 Go, and say unto David, Thus faith the
ll brooks of Gaash,

LORD, I offer thee three things : choose thee one
valleyes. 3. Abi-albon the Arbathite , Azmaveth the of them, that I may do it unto thee.
Bárhumite,

!? Su Gad came to David, and cold him, and 32 Elialba the Shaalbonite; of the fons of laid unto him, Shall leven years of famine come

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Adonijahs treachery unto thec, in thy land ? or wilt thou fee three 19 And David,according to the saying

of Gad, muneths before thinc enemies, while they pur-went up as the LORD commanded: fue thee? or that there be whree days peftilence 20 And Araunah looked, and law the king and in thy land ? now advise, and fee whai answer I his tervanes coming on toward him: and Araushall return to him that fent nie.

nah went out, and bowed himself before the 14 And David lid unto Gad, I am in a great king, on his face upon the ground. strait, let us fall now into the hand of the LORD 11 And Araunah faid, Wherefore is my lord Cior his mercies are il great) and let me not fall the king come to his fervant? And David laid, into the hand of man.

To buy ihe threshing-Hvor of thee, to build an 159 So the Lorp lent a pestilence upon IT- altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be rael, from the morning even to the time appoin- itayed from the people. ted: and there died of the people from Dan even 22 And Araunah laid unto David, Let my lord to Beer-sheba, leventy thoufand men.

the king take and offer up what seemetb good 16 And when the angel Atretched out his

hand unto him: behold, bere be oxen for burnt.lacrim. upon Jerusalem to deftruy it, the LORD re: fice, and threshing instruments, and otber inftru

pented him of the evil, and said to the angel ments of the oxen for wood.
that destroyed the people, It is enough: Itay 23 All thele things did Araunah, as a king,
now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD give unto the king and Araunah laid unto the
was by the the threshing place of Araunah the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.
Jebufite.

24 and the king laid unto Araunah, Nay, but
17 And David Spake unto the LORD, when lie I will furely buy it of thec at a price:neither will
saw the angel that finute the people, and said, I offer burnt-ufferings uno the LORD my God
Lo, I have finned and I have done wickedly; but of that which doth coft me nothing. So David
thefe theep, what have they done? Let thine bought the threshing-Hoor, and the oxen, for fif-
hand, I pray thče, be against me, and against my ty shekels of filver.
fathers house.

25 And David built there an altar unto the 18 And Gad came that day to David,and laid LORD, and offered burnwolterings, and peaceunto him, Go up,rear an altar unto the LORD, in offerings : fo the LORD was intreated for the the threshing-toor of Araunah the Jebulite. land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

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Book of tbe KINGS.
CHA PI

# En-rogel, and called all his brethren , che 0, 1 Abifhig berisbeth David in bis extreme age. kings

fons, and all the men of Judah the kings he med! 5 Adonijab Davids darling usurpetb tbe king- fervanıs.

Rogel dom. 11 By tbe counsel of Natban, 15 Barbo 10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benajah, and fheba moveth the king, 22 and Natban Second- the mighty men, and Sulumun his brother he etb ber. 28 David renewedb bis oath to Batboshе- called not. ba. 3. Solomon by Davids appointment, being 11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsnointed king by Zadok and Nacban, the people sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Halt thou 2 Sapisa triumpb. 41 Jonatban bringing tbefe riews, Ado- not heard that Adonijah the fun 01 * Haggith 3.4. mijabs guejts flee. 50 Adonijab fleeing to the borns doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it of the altar, upon bis good bebaviour is dismijjed not? bi Solomon

12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, Ow king David was old, and 1. stricken give thee counsel, that thou mayest lave thing in years, and they covered him with own life, and the life of thy fon Solomon. clothes, but he gat no heat,

13 Go, and get thee in untu king David, and 3 Wherefore his fervants said unto say unto him, Bidst not thou, my lord, O king, him, + Let there be fought for my lord the king Twearunto thine hand-maid, laying, Alluredly ta young virgin,8 let her stand before the king, Solomon thy fon shall reign after me, and he

and let her + cherish him, ani let her lie in thy Thall fit upon my throne : why then doth Adonia be bolom, that my lord the king may get heat. jah reign?

3 So they fought for a fair damtel throughout 14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with m. all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shu- the king, I will allo come in after thee, and t Mena

nammite, and brought her to the king. f confirm thy words.

4 And the damfel was very fair,and cherished 15 And Bath-lheba went in unto the king, the king, and ministred to him: but the king into the chamber: and the king was very old, knew her not.

and Abithay the Shunammite ministred unto the 5.1 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalt- king. ed himself, saying, I will I be king : and he pre 16 And Bath-sheba howed, and did obeysance pared him chariots, and horsmeng and fifty men unw the king: and the king said, t'What * Hab. to run betore him.

wouldest thou? 6 And his father had not displealed him tat 17. And she said unto him, My lord, thou fwaret chec ! any time, in saying, Why hast thou done so ? And by the LORD thy Gul unto thine hand-maid, fayhe allo mas a very goodly man ; and bis moçber ing, Assuredly Solomon thy fon shall reign after bare him after Ablalom.

nie, and he shall fit upon my throne, 7 And het conferred with Joab the son of 18 And now behold, Adonijah reigneth: and de Zerujah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they now, my ford the king, zhuu knowelt it not. + following Adonijah, helped bim.

12 And he hath (lain oxen, and fat cattels and 8 But Zadok the priell, and Benajah the son neep in abundance, and hath called all the fons,

of Jehojadas and Nathan the prophetsand Snimci of the king, and Abiathar the priests and Joala do- and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to the captain of the holt: but Solomon thy fera David, were not with Adonijah.

vánt hath he not called. 9 And Adonijah New sheep and oxen, and fat Lo And thou, my lord, Oking, the eyes of all caitel, by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Ifrael ard upon thee; that thou houldest te

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them who shall fit on the throne of my lord the 41 | And Adonijah, and all the guests that
king after him.

were with him, heard it, as they had made an end
21° Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my of eating : and when Joab heard the found of

Lord the king Thall sleep with his fathers, that if the trumpet, he laid, Wherefore is this noi le of 4 Hab.

and my son Solomon t'hall be counted offen-| the city, being in an uproar ? Cinners ders.

42 And while he yet Ipakc, Behold, Jonathan
22 And 10, while the yet talked with the the fon of Abiathar the priett came, and Adoni.
king, Nathan the prophet allo came in. jah faid unto him, Come in, for thou art a vali-

23 And they told the king, saying, Behold,Na- ant man, and bringelt good ridings.
than the prophet. And when he was come in be 43 And Jonathan answered and said to Adoo
fore the king, he bowed himself before the king nijah, Verily our lord king David hath made So-
with his face to the ground.

lomon king:
24 And Nathan faid, My lord, O king, haft 44 And the king hath sent with him Zadok
thou said, Adonijah shall. reign after me, and the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benajah
he shall fit upon my throne ?

the son of Jehojada, und the Cherethite, and the
25 For he is gone down this day, and hath Pelethite, and they have caused him to ride upa
Main oxen, and fat cattel, and sheep in abun on the kings mule
dance, and

hath called all the kings sons and the 45 And Zadok the priest, and Nathan the pro-
captains of the host,and Abiathar the priest ; and phet have anointed him king in Gihon,and they

behold, they eat and drink before him, and lay are come up from thence rejoycing, fo that the Let king + God lave king Adonijah.

city rang again : this is the noise that ye have Adonijab 26 But me, even ine thy servant, and Zadok heard. live. the priest, and Benajah the son of Jehojada, and 46 And also Solomon fitteth on the throne of

thy Tervant Solomon hath he not called. the kingdom.

27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, 47 And moreover, the kings servants came to and' thou hast not Thewed it unto thy servant,who bless our lord king David, saying, God make the should fit on the throne of my lord the king af- name of Solomon better then thy name, and ter him?

make his throne greater then thy throne. And 1 Hebr. 28 Then king David answered and said, Call the king bowed himlelf upon the bed. before the me Bath-sheba : and she came tinto the kings 48 And also thus laid the king, Blessed be the prefence, and stood before the king.

LORD God of Ifrael, who hath given one to fid
29 And the king fware,and faid. As the LORD on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it.
liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all 49 And all the guests that were with Adonis
diftreis:

jah, were afraid, and rose up, and went every
30 Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD man his way.
God of Israel, saying, Alluredly Solomon thy fon

1504 Anal Adonijah feared, because of sula
Thall reign after me, and he shall fit upon my mon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on
throne in my ltead: even lo willl certainly do the horns of the altar.
this day:

51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold,
31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to Adonijah feareth king Solomon : for lo, he hath
the carth, and did reverence to the king, and caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying,
laid, Let my lord king David live for ever. Let king Solomon lwear unto me to day, that
32. Andking David laid, Call me Zadok the he will

not Nay his servant with the lword. priest,and Nathan the prophet, and Benajah the 52 And Solomon laid, If he will shew himself ion of Jehojada. And they came before the king: ta worthy man,there shall not an hair of him fall + Hebo, 33 The king also said

unto them, Take with to the earth : but if wickednefs shall be found in a son of you the servants of your lord and cause Solomon him, he shall die.

vert pe ct 4 which be. my fon to ride upon + mine own mule,and bring 53. So king Solomon fent, and they brought

valour longitu him down to Gihon.

him down from the altar, and he came and bow-
34. And let Zadok the priest, and Nathan the ed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon laid
prophet, anuint him there king over Itraet: and unto him, Go to thine house.
blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God lave king

CHAP. II.
Solomon.

i David baving

given a charge to Solomon,
35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he religiousness, 5 of foab, 7 of Barzilai, of
may conie and fit upon my throne: for he shall Sbimei, 10 dietb. 12 Solomon fucceedet b

be king in my stead; and I have appointed 13 Adonijab moving Batb-sheba to fue untu sua comoan him to be ruler over Urael, and over Judah. lomon for Abisbag, is put to death. 26 Abiatbar ded him

36 And Benajah the son of Jehojała answered baving his life given bim, is deprived of tbe
the king, and said, Amen : the LORD God of priestbood. 28 foab fleeing to the borns of tbe
my lord the king, say fo tou.

'altar, is tbere slain. 35 Benajab is put in Joass
37 As the LORD hath been with my lord the rout, and Zadok in Abiatbars. 36 Sbimer cond
king, even to be he with Solomon, and make his fined to Jerusalem, by occasion of going tbence to
throne greater then the throne of my lord king Gath, is put to death.
David.

Tow the dayes of David drew nigh, that
phet, and Benajah the son of Jehujad:), and the his lon, sayıng,
Chere: hite, and the Pelothite went down, and 2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou
cauled Solomon to ride upon king Davids mule, strong therefore, and Mew thy self a man :
and brought him to Gihon.

3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy Gor',
39 And Lacok the priest took an horn of oil to walk in his wayes, to keep his statutes, and
out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon : his commandments, and his judgements, and
and they fiew the trumpet, and all the people his teltimonies, as it is writien in the law of
taid, God fave king Solomon.

Mofes, that thou mayest * !! prosper in all that * Deat. 40 And all the people cameup after him, and thou doeft, and whithersoever thou turneft thy 132 the people piped with || pipes, and rejoyced with felf:

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Shimci confined. a. fake heed to their way, to walk before me in nijah have not Ipoken this word against his own

truth, with all their heart, and with all their life. Pof foul, there shall not † fail thee (faid he) a man 24. Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which thee on the throne of Israel.

hath established me, and set me on the throne of 5 Moreover thou knowest aHo what Joab the David my father, and who hath made me an fon of Zerujah did to me, and what he did to the house as he promised, Adunijah shall be put to

* S379 Sam.

7. 12.1 two captains of the hults of Israel, unto * Abner, death this day. the fun of Ner, and unto * Amala the lön of Je. 25 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Bether, whom he flew, and + shed the blood of war najah, the fun of Jehojada, and he fell upon him in peace, and put the blood of war upon

his gir- that he died.
cb.
dle that was about his loins, and in his

Moes that 26 | And unto Abiathar the priest said the
Dere on his feet.

king, Get thee to Anathoth unto thinc own
6 Do therefore according to thy wisedom and fields, for thou art + worthy of death : but I will , Hebi
let nut his huar head go down to f the grave in nou at this time put thee to death, becaule thou s man og
peace.

bareft ihe ark of the Lord God betore David my death. 7 But shew kindeness unto the fons of * Bar- father, and because thou hast been affli&ted in ani 31.

zijai the Gileadite, and let them be of those wherein my father was afflicted.
that eat at thy table : fo to they came to me 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar, from be-
when I fled because of Abfalom thy brother. ing priest unto the LORD: that he might * ful- * i Saint

8 And behold, tbou baft with thee Shimei the fil the word of the LORD, which he ipake con- 2 31.35
fon of Geraga Benjamite of Bahurim,which cur- cerning the houle of Eli in Shiloh.

fed me with a t grievous curse, in the day when 28 Then tidings came to Joab (for Joab had Teb. I went to Malianaim: but he came down to meet turned after Adonijah, though he turned not afa

me at Jordan, and I fware to him by the LORD, ter Ablalom) and Joab filed unto the tabernacle Sam. laying, * I will not put thee to death with the of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of 23. fword.

the altar.
9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for 29. And it was told king Solomon that Joab
thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou was fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and be-
oughteft to do unto him but his hoar head bring hold, be is by the altar: then Solomon fent Bena-
thou down to the grave with blood.

jah the fon of Jehojada, taying, Go, fall upon
10 So* David lept with his fathers, and was him.
buried in the city of David.

30 And Benajah canie to the tabernacle of the 13.36.

11 And the dayes that David * reigned over LORD, and laid unto him, Thus faith the king 'Sam. Ifrael, were forty years : leven years reigned he come forth. And he said, Nay, but I will die .

in Hebron,and thirty and three years reigned he here.And Benajah brought the king word again, hron. 26, 27. in Jerufalem.

saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered

me. is f. Then fat Solonion upon the throne of Chic

31 And the king laid unto him, Du as he hath David his father, and his kingdom was establish- faid, and fall upon him, and bury hin, that thou ed greatly,

mayelt take away the innocent blood which Joab 13 And Adonijah the fon of Haggith came lhed, from me and from the house of my father. to Bath-sheba the mother of Solomon, and the 32 And the LORD shall return his blood upun faid, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peace. his own head, who fell upon two men more ably.

righteous and better then he and flew them with 14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, unto thee, and she said, Say on.

to wit, * Abner the son of Ner, captain of the 15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kinghost of Ifrael, and * Amala the son of Jether, 3.27 dom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces captain of the hoft of Judah. on me, that I should reign: howbeit, the king 33 Their blood therefore shall return upon 20. 19. don is turned about and is become my brothers: the head of Joab, and upon the head of his leed for it was his from the LORD.

for ever : but upon David, and upon his feed, 16 And now I ask une petition of thee, the- and upon his house, and upon his throne, Mall Heb.

py me not. And she said unto him, Say on, there be peace for ever from the LORD. ay my

17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solo 34. Su Benajah the son of Jehojada .went up,

mon the king (for he will no:tsay thee nay) that and fell upon him, and New him, and he was bu. Hib.

he give me Abifhag the Shunammite to wife. ried in his own house in the wilderness,

18 And Bath-sheba said, Well, I will speak y fuse.

35,4 And the king put Benajah the fun of Jea for thee unto the king.

hojada in his room over the hold, and Zadok ihe 19 1 Bath-Meba therefore went unto king So- priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar. lomon to speak unto him for Adonijah : and the 36 9 And the king sent, and called for Shime: king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself

un- and laid unto him, Build thee an house in Jerus to her, and lat down on his throne, and caused a falem, anderlwell there, and go not forth thence Heb

feat to be set for the kings mother, and she any whither. rone, ro fat on his right hand.

37 For it Thall be, that on the day thou goeft
20 Then The said, I defire one small petition out, and paffett over the brook Kidron, thou
of thee, I proy tbee, say me not nay: and the Malt know for certain, that thou Malt surely
king laid unto her, Ask on; my mother, for I die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.
will
not say thee nay.

38 And Shimei laid unto the king, The laying
21 And The laid, Let Abishag the Shunammite is good: as my lord the king hath said, fo wiii
be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. thy servant do. And Shimej dwelt in Jerusalem

22 And king Solomon antwered and laid unto many dayes.
his mother, And why doelt thou ask Abishag the 39 And it came to pass at the end of three
Shunammi te forAdonijah?ask for him the king- years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran
dom allo ( tor he is mine elder brother) even away unto Achish son of Maachah king or

Gath:
for him, and for Abiathar the griefisand for joab and they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy fer-
the fon of Zerusah.

vants be in Gath.
23 Thinking Solonion sware by the LORD, 40 And Shimei arose, and sadled his ass, and
Saying, God do to to me, and more also, if Ado- went to Gath to Achith,to feek his servants: and

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