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king over Israel, for his king-commandment, and they were dom was lifted up on high, be- burnt with fire. cause of his people Israel. 13 And the Philistines yet

3 And David took more wives | again spread themselves abroad at Jerusalem: and David begat in the valley. more sons and daughters. 14 Therefore David enquired 4 Now these are the names of again of God; and God said his children which he had in unto him, Go not up after them; Jerusalem; Shammua, and Sho- | turn away from them, and come bab, Nathan, and Solomon, upon them over against the mul.

5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and berry-trees. Elpalet,

15 And it shall be, when thou 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, shalt hear a sound of going in and Japhia,

the tops of the mulberry-trees, 7 And Elishama, and Beelia- that then thou shalt go out to da, and Eliphalet.

battle: for God is gone forth 8 And when the Philistines before thee to smite the host of heard that David was anointed the Philistines. king over all Israel, all the Phi. 16 David therefore did as God listines went up to seek David. commanded him: and they And David heard of it, and went smote the host of the Philistines out against them.

from Gibeon even to Gazer. 9 And the Philistines came 17 And the fame of David and spread themselves in the went out into all lands; and the valley of Rephaim.

Lord brought the fear of him 10 And David enquired of upon all nations. God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt

CHAP. XV. thou deliver them into mine

DAVID BRINGETH THE hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand,

AND David made him houses 11 So they came up to Baal-pe- in the city of David, and prerazim; and David smote them pared a place for the ark of there. Then David said, God God, and pitched for it a tent. hath broken in upon mine ene 2 Then David said, None ought mies by mine hand, like the to carry the ark of God but the breaking forth of waters: there-Levites: for them hath the Lord fore they called the name of that chosen to carry the ark of God, place Baal-perazim.

and to minister unto him for 12 And when they had left ever. their gods there, David gave a 3 And David gathered all Is


rael together to Jerusalem, to 14 So the priests and the Lebring up the ark of the LORD | vites sanctified themselves to unto his place, which he had bring up the ark of the Lord prepared for it.

God of Israel. 4 And David assembled the, 15. And the children of the children' of Aaron and the Le- || Levites bare the ark of God vites :

upon their shoulders with the 5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel staves thereon, as Moses comthe chief, and his brethren, an manded, according to the word hundred and twenty:

of the Lord. 6 Of the sons of Merari; 16 And David spake to the Asaiah the chief, and his bre-chief of the Levites, to appoint thren, two hundred and twenty: their brethren to be the singers

7 Of the sons of Gershom; with instruments of musick, Joel the chief, and his brethren, psalteries, and harps, and cyman hundred and thirty :

bals, sounding, by lifting up the 8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; voice with joy. Shemaiah the chief, and his 17 So the Levites appointed brethren, two hundred:

Heman the son of Joel; and of 9 Of the sons of Hebron; his brethren Asaph the son of Eliel the chief, and his brethren, Berechiah: and of the sons of fourscore:

Merari their brethren, Ethan the 10 Of the sons of Uzziel; son of Kushaiah; Amminadab the chief, and his 18 And with them their bre. brethren, an hundred and twelve. thren of the second degree, Ze.

11 And David called for Zadok chariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and and Abiathar the priests, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, / Elipheleh, and Mikneiah; and

12 And said unto them, Ye are Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porthe chief of the fathers of the || ters. Levites : sanctify yourselves, 19 So the singers, Heman, both

ye and your brethren, that Asaph, and Ethan, were appointye may bring up the ark of the ed to sound with cymbals of LORD God of Israel unto the brass; place that I have prepared for it. 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel,

13 For because ye did it not and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, at the first, the LORD our God and Unni, and Eliab, and Maamade a breach upon us, for that seiah, and Benaiah, with psalwe sought him not after the dueteries on Alamoth; order.

21 And Mattithiah, and Eli


pheleh, and Mikneiah, and with trumpets, and with cym. Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Aza. bals, making a noise with psal. ziah, with harps on the Shemi- teries and harps. nith to excel.

29 And it came to pass, as the 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the ark of the covenant of the LORD Levites was for song: he in- came to the city of David, that structed about the song, be- Michal the daughter of Saul, cause he was skilful.

looking out at a window, saw 23 And Berechiah and Elka- king David dancing and playnah were door-keepers for the ing : and she despised him in ark.

her heart. 24 And Shebaniah, and Je. hoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and

CHAP. XVI. Amasai, and Zechariah, and Be

DAVID'S PSALM OF THANKSnaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed So they brought the ark of edom and Jehiah were door-God, and set it in the midst of keepers for the ark.

the tent that David had pitched 25 So David, and the elders for it : and they offered burntof Israel, and the captains over sacrifices and peace-offerings thousands, went to bring up before God. the ark of the covenant of the 2 And when David had made LORD out of the house of Obed an end of offering the burnt-ofedom with joy.

ferings and the peace-offerings, 26 And it came to pass, when he blessed the people in the God helped the Levites that name of the LORD. bare the ark of the covenant 3 And he dealt to every one of of the LORD, that they offer- Israel, both man and woman, to ed seven bullocks and seven every one a loaf of bread, and a

good piece of flesh, and a flagon 27 And David was clothed of wine. with a robe of fine linen, and all 4 And he appointed certain of the Levites that bare the ark, the Levites to minister before and the singers, and Chenaniah the ark of the Lord, and to rethe master of the song, with the cord, and to thank, and praise singers : David also bad upon the LORD God of Israel : him an ephod of linen.

5 Asaph the chief; and next to 28 Thus all Israel brought up him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shethe ark of the covenant of the miramoth, and Jehiel, and MatLord with shouting, and with tithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, sound of the cornet, and

and and Obed-edom : and Jeiel with


psalteries and with harps; but | same to Jacob for a law, and to Asaph made a sound with cym Israel for an everlasting covebals;

nant, 6 Benaiah also, and Jahaziel, 18 Saying, Unto thee will I the priests with trumpets, con give the land of Canaan, the tinually before the ark of the lot of your inheritance ; covenant of God.

19 When ye were but few, 7 Then on that day David de even a few, and strangers in it. livered first this psalm to thank 20 And when they went from the LORD into the hand of nation to nation, and from one Asaph and his brethren.

kingdom to another people : 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, 21 He suffered no man to do call upon his ,

them wrong: yea, he reproved known his deeds among the kings for their sakes, people.

22 Saying, Touch not mine 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms anointed, and do my prophets unto him, talk ye of all his

no harm. wondrous works.

23 Sing unto the LORD, all 10 Glory ye in his holy name: the earth; shew forth from day let the heart of them rejoice that to day his salvation. seek the LORD.

24 Declare his glory among 11 Seek the LORD and his the heathen; his marvellous strength, seek his face conti works among all nations : nually.

25 For great is the Lord, and 12 Remember his marvellous greatly to be praised : he also works that he hath done, his is to be feared above all gods. wonders, and the judgments of 26 For all the gods of the his mouth;

people are idols : but the LORD 13 Oye seed of Israel his ser made the heavens : vant, ye children of Jacob, his 27 Glory and honour arc in chosen ones.

his presence; strength and glad14 He is the LORD our God; ness are in his place. his judgments are in all the 28 Give unto the LORD, ye earth.

kindreds of the people, give 15 Be ye mindful always of unto the LORD glory and his covenant; the word which strength. he commanded to a thousand 29 Give unto the LORD the generations ;

glory due unto his name : bring 16 Even of the covenant which an offering, and come before he made with Abraham, and of him : worship the Lord in the his oath unto Isaac;

beauty of holiness. 17 And hath confirmed the 30 Fear before him, all the

earth : the world also shall be 40 To offer burnt-offerings stable, that it be not moved. unto the LORD upon the altar of

31 Let the heavens be glad, the burnt-offering continually and let the earth rejoice : and morning and evening, and to do let men say among the nations, according to all that is written The LORD reigneth.

in the law of the LORD, which 32 Let the sea roar, and the he commanded Israel ; fulness thereof: let the fields 41 And with them Heman and rejoice, and all that is therein. Jeduthun, and the rest that

33 Then shall the trees of the were chosen, who were exwood sing out at the presence | pressed by name, to give thanks of the LORD, because he com to the LORD, because his mereth to judge the earth.


endureth for ever ; 34 ó give thanks unto the 42 And with them Heman LORD; for he is good; for his and Jeduthun with trumpets and mercy endureth for ever.

cymbals for those that should 35 And say ye, Save us, o make a sound, and with musiGod of our salvation, and ga- cal instruments of God. And ther us together, and deliver us the sons of Jeduthun were porfrom the heathen, that we may ters. give thanks to thy holy name, 43 And all the people departand glory in thy praise.

ed every man to his house : 36 Blessed be the LORD God and David returned to bless his of Israel for ever and ever. And | house. all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

CHAP. XVII. 37 So he left there before the

NATHAN'S MESSAGE TO ark of the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to mi. nister before the ark continu NOW it came to pass, as ally, as every day's work re David sat in his house, that quired :

David said to Nathan the pro38 And Obed-edom with their phet, Lo, I dwell in an house brethren, threescore and eight; of cedars, but the ark of the Obed-edom also the son of Je- covenant of the LORD remain. duthun, and Hosah to be por- eth under curtains. ters :

2 Then Nathan said unto Da39 And Zadok the priest, and vid, Do all that is in thine his brethren the priests, before heart: for God is with thee. the tabernacle of the LORD, in 3 And it came to pass the the high place that was at Gi same night, that the word of beon,

God came to Nathan, saying,


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