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God, and took hold of it; for the and David was girded with a oxen shook it.

linen ephod. 7 And the anger of the LORD 15 So David and all the house was kindled against Yzzah; and of Israel brought up the ark of God smote him there for his the LORD with shouting, and error; and there he died by the with the sound of the trumark of God.

pet. 8 And David was displeased, 16 And as the ark of the LORD because the LORD had made a came into the city of David, breach upon Uzzah: and he Michal Saul's daughter looked called the name of the place through a window, and saw king Perez-uzzah to this day. David leaping and dancing be

9 And David was afraid of the fore the LORD; and she despised LORD that day, and said, How him in her heart, shall the ark of the LORD come 17 And they brought in the to me?

ark of the LORD, and set it in 10 So David would not remove his place, in the midst of the tathe ark of the LORD unto him bernacle that David had pitched into the city of David: but Da- for it: and David offered burntvid (carried it aside into the offerings and peace-offerings behouse of Obed-edom the Gittite fore the LORD. )

11 And the ark of the LORD 18 And as soon as David had continued in the house of Obed- made an end of offering burntedom the Gittite, three months: offerings and peace-offerings, he and the LORD blessed Obed- blessed the people in the name edom and all his household. of the LORD of hosts.

12 And it was told king Da 19 And he dealt among all the vid, saying, The LORD hath people, even among the whole blessed the house of Obed- multitude of Israel, as well to edom, and all that pertaineth the women as men, to every one unto him, because of the ark of a cake of bread, and a good God.

So David went and piece of flesh, and a flagon of brought up the ark of God from wine. So all the people departthe house of Obed-edom into ed every one to his house. the city of David with glad

20 Then David returned to

bless his household: And Mi13 And it was so, that when chal the daughter of Saul came they that bare the ark of the out to meet David, and said, Lord had gone six paces, he How glorious was the king of sacrificed oxen and fatlings. Israel to-day, who uncovered

14 And David danced before himself to-day in the eyes of the the Lord with all his might; handmaids of his servants, as

ness.

one of the vain fellows shame- || Shalt thou build me an house lessly uncovereth himself!) for me to dwell in ?

21 And David said unto Mi. 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in chal, It was before the LORD, | any house since the time that I which chose me before thy fa- brought up the children of Isther, and before all his house, rael out of Egypt, even to this to appoint me ruler over the day, but have walked in a tent, people of the Lord, over Is- and in a tabernacle. rael: therefore will I play be 7 In all the places wherein I fore the LORD.

have walked with all the chil22 And I will yet be more vile dren of Israel spake I a word than thus, and will be base in with any of the tribes of Israel, mine own sight: and of the whom I commanded to feed my maid-servants which thou hast people Israel, saying, Why spoken of, of them shall I be build ye not me an house of had in honour.

cedar? 23 Therefore Michal the 8 Now therefore so shalt thou daughter of Saul had no child say unto my servant David, until the day of her death. Thus saith the Lord of hosts,

I took thee from the sheep-cote, CHAP. VII.

from following the sheep, to be

ruler over my people, over IsGOD'S PROMISE TO DAVID.

rael: AND it came to pass, when 9 And I was with thee whi. the king sat in his house, and thersoever thou wentest, and the Lord had given him rest have cut off all thine enemies out round about from all his ene- of thy sight, and have made thee mics;

a great name, like unto the name 2 That the king said unto Na. | of the great men that are in the than the prophet, See now, I earth. dwell in an house of cedar, but 10 Moreover, I will appoint a the ark of God dwelleth within place for my people Israel, and curtains.

will plant them, that they may 3 And Nathan said to the king, dwell in a place of their own, Go, do all that is in thine heart; || and move no more; neither shall for the Lord is with thee. the children of wickedness afflict

4 And it came to pass that them any more, as beforetime. night, that the word of the 11 And as since the time that LORD came unto Nathan, say. I commanded judges to be over ing,

my people Israel, and have 5 Go and tell my servant Da- caused thee to rest from all thine vid, Thus saith the Lord, I enemics. Also the LORD tell.

eth thee that he will make thee more unto thee? for thou, LORD an house.

God, knowest thy servant. 12 And when thy days be ful-21 For thy word's sake, and filled, and thou shalt sleep with according to thine own heart, thy fathers, I will set up thy hast thou done all these great seed after thee, which shall pro- things, to make thy servant ceed out of thy bowels, and I know them. will establish his kingdom. 22 Wherefore thou art great,

13 He shall build an house for O Lord God, for there is none my name, and I will establish like thee, neither is there any the throne of his kingdom for God besides thee, according to ever.

all that we have heard with our 14 I will be his father, and he ears. shall be my son. If he commit 23 And what one nation in the iniquity, I will chasten him with earth is like thy people, even the rod of men, and with the like Israel, whom God went to stripes of the children of men: redeem for a people to himself,

15 But my mercy shall not de- and to make him a name, and to part away from him, as I took it do for you great things and terfrom Saul, whom I put away be- rible, for thy land, before thy fore thee.

people which thou redeemedst 16 And thine house and thy to thee from Egypt, from the kingdom shall be established for nations and their gods? ever before thee: thy throne 24 For thou hast confirmed to shall be established for ever. thyself thy people Israel to be

17 According to all these a people unto thee for ever: and words, and according to all this thou, LORD, art become their vision, so did Nathan speak un God. to David.

25 And now, O LORD God, 18 Then went king David in, the word that thou hast spoken and sat before the LORD, and he concerning thy servant, and said, Who am I, O LORD God? concerning his house, establish and what is my house, that thou | it for ever, and do as thou hast hast brought me hitherto ? said. 19 And this was yet a small 26 And let thy name be

magthing in thy sight, O Lord nified for ever, saying, The God; but thou hast spoken also Lord of hosts is the God over of thy servant's house for a Israel: and let the house of thy great while to come. And is servant David be established this the manner of man, O LORD before thee. . God?

27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, 20 And what can David say God of Israel, hast revealed to

for ever.

thy servant, saying, I will build | but reserved of them for an thee an house: therefore hath hundred chariots. thy servant found in his heart to 5 And when the Syrians of pray this prayer unto thee. Damascus came to succour Ha.

28 And now, O Lord God, dadezer king of Zobah, David thou art that God, and thy words slew of the Syrians two and be true, and thou hast promised twenty thousand men. this goodness unto thy servant: 6 Then David put garrisons in

29 Therefore now let it please Syria of Damascus: and the Sythee to bless the house of thy rians became servants to David, servant, that it may continue and brought gifts. And the for ever before thee: for thou, LORD preserved David whitherO Lord God, hast spoken it: soever he went. and with thy blessing let the 7 And David took the shields house of thy servant be blessed of gold that were on the servants

of Hadadezer, and brought them

to Jerusalem. CHAP. VIII.

8 And from Betah, and from DAVID'S OFFICERS.

Berothai, cities of Hadadezer,

king David took exceeding AND after this it came to much brass. pass, that David smote the Phi.

9 When Toi king of Hamath listines, and subdued them: and heard that David had smitten all David took Metheg-ammah out the host of Hadadezer, of the hand of the Philistines. 10 Then Toi sent Joram his

2 And he smote Moab, and son unto king David, to salute measured them with a line, cast- | him, and to bless him, because ing them down to the ground; he had fought against Hadadeeven with two lines measured he zer, and smitten him: for Hato put to death, and with one dadezer had wars with Toi. And full line to keep alive. And so foram brought with him vessels the Moabites became David's of silver, and vessels of gold, servants, and brought gifts. and vessels of brass :

3 David smote also Hadadezer 11 Which also king David did the son of Rehob king of Zoo dedicate unto the LORD, with bah, as he went to recover his the silver and gold that he had border at the river Euphrates. dedicated of all nations which

4 And David took from him a he subdued; thousand chariots, and seven 12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and hundred horsemen, and twenty of the children of Ammon, and thousand footmen: and David of the Philistines, and of Amahoughed all the chariot borses, || lek, and of the spoil of Hadade

men.

zer son of Rehob, king of Zo- | said unto him, Art thou Ziba? bah.

And he said, Thy servant is be. 13 And David

gat

bim a name 3 And the king said, Is there when he returned from smiting not yet any of the house of Saul, of the Syrians in the valley of that I may shew the kindness of Salt, being eighteen thousand God unto him? and Ziba said

unto the king, Jonathan hath yet 14 And he put garrisons in a son which is lame on his feet. Edom; throughout all Edom 4 And the king said unto him, put he garrisons, and all they of Where is he? And Ziba said Edom became David's servants. unto the king, Behold, he is in And the LORD preserved David the house of Machir the son of whithersoever he went.

Ammiel, in Lo-debar. 15 And David reigned over 5 Then king David sent, and all Israel; and David executed fetched him out of the house of judgment and justice unto all Machir the son of Ammiel, from his people.

Lo-debar. 161And Joab the son of Zeru 6 Now when Mephibosheth iah/ was over the host; and Je the son of Jonathan, the son of hoshaphat the son of Ahilud was Saul, was come unto David, he recorder;

fell on his face, and did rever17 And Zadok the son of Ahi-ence. And David said, Mephitub, and Ahimelech the son of bosheth. And he answered, BeAbiathar, were the priests; and hold thy servant! Seraiah was the scribe;

7 And David said unto him, 18 And Benaiah the son of Je- Fear not: for I will surely shew hoiada was over both the Che- thee kindness for Jonathan thy rethites and the Pelethites; and father's sake, and will restore David's sons were chief rulers. thee all the land of Saul thy

father; and thou shalt eat bread CHAP. IX.

at my table continually.

8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that

thou shouldest look upon such AND David said, Is there a dead dog as I am? yet any that is left of the house 9 Then the king called to Ziba of Saul, that I may shew him Saul's servant, and said unto kindness for Jonathan's sake? him, I have given unto thy mas

2 And there was of the house ter's son all that pertained to of Saul a servant whose name Saul, and to all his house. was Ziba. And when they had 10 Thou, therefore, and thy called him 'unto David, the king | sons, and thy servants, shall till

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