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Davids thanksgiving : Chap. xxii. xxiii.
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-
8 Then the earth Thook and trembled: the 40 For thou hast girded me with strength to
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.
42 They looked butcbere was none to save:cuen
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
of the heathen : a people vobich I knew not, shall
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.
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
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
23 For all his judgements pere before me: and logue of Davids mightspen
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.
he hath made with me an everlasting covenant,
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
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.
bet the Tachim
He numbreth the copte
Sharar the Hararite,
36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the
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-
38 Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Itbrite,
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
ced, the plague st getb.
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
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.
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
the ord of the LORD came unto the prophet
GadDavids seer, saying,
LORD, I offer thee three things : choose thee one
!? 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
Rreat of is. At Heb. bias or God.
lure. 1. Or,
the tbil. By:
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.
24 and the king laid unto Araunah, Nay, but
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.
I Tbe first Book of the KINGS, commonly called, tbe third
Book of tbe KINGS.
# 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
them who shall fit on the throne of my lord the 41 | And Adonijah, and all the guests that
were with him, heard it, as they had made an end
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
23 And they told the king, saying, Behold,Na- ant man, and bringelt good ridings.
the son of Jehojada, und the Cherethite, and the
hath called all the kings sons and the 45 And Zadok the priest, and Nathan the pro-
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
jah, were afraid, and rose up, and went every
1504 Anal Adonijah feared, because of sula
51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold,
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-
i David baving
given a charge to Solomon,
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
'altar, is tbere slain. 35 Benajab is put in Joass
Tow the dayes of David drew nigh, that
3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy Gor',
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:
Joh. 1.7. Hukce.
U Or, great joy, so that the earth rent with the found 4 'That the LORD may confirm his word which do wirely of them.
Bo take concerning me, saying, If thy children
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.
Moes that 26 | And unto Abiathar the priest said the
king, Get thee to Anathoth unto thinc own
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.
8 And behold, tbou baft with thee Shimei the fil the word of the LORD, which he ipake con- 2 31.35
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.
jah the fon of Jehojada, taying, Go, fall upon
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
38 And Shimei laid unto the king, The laying
22 And king Solomon antwered and laid unto many dayes.
vants be in Gath.