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valour, were two thousand and 6 This is that Benaiah, who seven hundred chief fathers, was mighty among the thirty, whom king David made rulers and above the thirty : and in over the Reubenites, the Gad- his course was Ammizabad his ites, and the half tribe of Ma. nasseh, for every matter pertain 7 The fourth captain for the ing to God, and affairs of the fourth month was Asahel the king.

brother of Joab, and Zebadiah

his son after him; and in his CHAP. XXVII.

course were twenty and four


8 The fifth captain for the fifth NOW the children of Israel | month was Shamhuth the Izra. after their number, to wit, the hite: and in his course were chief fathers and captains of tu enty and four thousand. thousands and hundreds, and 9 The sixth captain for the their officers that served the sixth month was Ira the son of king in any matter of the Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his courses, which came in and course were twenty and four went out month by month thousand. throughout all the months of 10 The seventh captain for the the year,


every course were seventh month was Helez the twenty and four thousand. Pelonite, of the children of

2 Over the first course for the Ephraim: and in his course first month was Jashobeam the were twenty and four thousand. son of Zabdiel : and in his 11 course were twenty and four eighth month was Sibbecai the thousand.

Hushathite, of the Zarhites : 3 Of the children of Perez and in his course were twenty was the chief of all the captains and four thousand. of the host for the first month. 12 The ninth captain for the

4 And over the course of the ninth month was Abiezer, the second month was Dodai an Anetothite, of the Benjamites : Ahohite, and of his course was i and in his course were twenty Mikloth also the ruler: in his and four thousand. course likewise were twenty 13 The tenth captain for the and four thousand.

tenth month was Maharai the 5 The third captain of the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: host for the third month was and in his course were twenty Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a and four thousand. chief priest: and in his course 14 The eleventh captain for were twenty and four thousand. || the eleventh month was Benaiah

the Pirathonite, of the children for it against Israel ; neither was of Ephraim : and in his course the number put in the account were twenty and four thousand. of the chronicles of king Da.

15 The twelfth captain for the vid. twelfth month was Heldai the 25 And over the king's trea. Netophathite, of Othniel: and sures was Azmaveth the son of in his course were twenty and Adiel: and over the store-houses four thousand.

in the fields, in the cities, and 16 Furthermore over the tribes in the villages, and in the casof Israel : the ruler of the Rey. tles, was 'Jehonathan the son of benites was Eliezer the son of Uzziah : Zichri: of the Simeonites, She 26 And over them that did the phatiah the son of Maachah: work of the field for tillage of

17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the ground, was Ezri the son of the son of Kemuel : of the Chelub: Aaronites, Zadok :

27 And over the vineyards was 18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the Shimei the Ramathite: over the brethren of David: of Issachar, increase of the vineyards for the Omri the son of Michael : wine cellars, was Zabdi the

19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the Shiphmite : son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, 28 And over the olive-trees Jerimoth the son of Azriel: and the sycamore-trees that

20 Of the children of Ephraim, were in the low plains was Hoshea the son of Azaziah : | Baal-hanan the Gederite: and of the half tribe of Mạnasseh, over the cellars Joel the son of Pedaiah :

Joash : 21. Of

the half tribe of Manas.. 29 And over the herds that fed seh in Gilead, Iddo the son of in Sharon was Shitrai the ShaZechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel ronite: and over the herds that the son of Abner:

were in the valleys was Shaphat 22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of the son of Adlai : Jeroham. These were the prin So Over the camels also was ces of the tribes of Israel.

Obil the Ishmaelite : and over 23 But David took not the the asses was Jehdeiah the Menumber of them from twenty ronothite : years old and under: because 31 And over the flocks was the Lord had said he would in- Jaziz the Hagerite. All these crease Israel like to the stars of were the rulers of the substance the heavens.

which was king David's. 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah 32 Also, Jonathan David's began to number, but he finish. uncle, was a counseller, a wise ed not, because there fell wrathman, and a scribe: and Jehiel VOL. II.

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of oil was

the son of Hachmoni was with || Israel chose me before all the the king's sons :

house of my father to be king 33 And Ahithophel was the over Israel for ever: for he hath king's counseller: and Hushai chosen Judah to be the ruler; the Archite was the king's com and of the house of Judah, the panion :

house of my father ; and among 34 And after Ahithophel was the sons of my father he liked Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, me to make me king over all and Abiathar: and the general Israel: of the king's army was Joab. 5 And of all my sons, (for the

LORD hath given me many CHAP. XXVIII. sons,) he hath chosen Solomon DAVID'S EXHORTATION.

my son to sit upon the throne

of the kingdom of the LORD AND David assembled all

over Israel. the princes of Israel, the princes 6 And he said unto me, Soof the tribes, and the captains of lomon thy son, he shall build the coinpanies that ministered my house and my courts : for I to the king by course, and the have chosen him to be my son, captains over the thousands, and and I will be his father. captains over the hundreds, and 7 Moreover, I will establish the stewards over all the sub- his kingdom for ever, if he be stance and possession of the constant to do my commandking, and of his sons, with the ments and my judgments, as at officers, and with the mighty this day. men, and with all the valiant 8 Now therefore, in the sight men, unto Jerusalem.

of all Israel the congregation of 2 Then David the king stood the LORD, and in the audience up upon his feet, and said, of our God, keep and seek for all Hear me, my brethren, and my the commandments of the LORD people: As for me, I had in your God: that ye may possess mine heart to build an house of this good land, and leave it for rest for the ark of the covenant an inheritance for your chilof the LORD, and for the foot dren after you for ever. stool of our God, and had made 9 And thou, Solomon my son, ready for the building :

know thou the God of thy fa3 But God said unto me, ther, and serve him with a perThou shalt not build an house fect heart, and with a willing for my name, because thou hast | mind : for the LORD searcheth been a man of war, and hast all hearts, and understandeth shed blood.

all the imaginations of the 4. Howbeit, the Lord God of thouglits : if thou seek him, he

will be found of thee; but if || cording to the use of every thou forsake him, he will cast || candlestick. thee off for ever.

16 And by weight he gave 10 Take heed now; for the gold for the tables of shew-bread, LORD hath chosen thee to build for every table; and likewise an house for the sanctuary: be silver for the tables of silver : strong, and do it.

17 Also pure gold for the 11 Then David gave to Solo-flesh-hooks, and the bowls, and mon his son the pattern of the the cups: and for the golden porch, and of the houses thereof, basons he gave gold by weight and of the treasuries thereof, for every bason; and likewise and of the upper chambers there- silver by weight for every baof, and of the inner parlours son of silver : thereof, and of the place of the 18 And for the altar of incense mercy-seat,

refined gold by weight; and 12 And the pattern of all that gold for the pattern of the chahe had by the spirit, of the riot of the cherubims, that courts of the house of the LORD, spread out their wings, and coand of all the chambers round vered the ark of the covenant of about, of the treasuries of the the LORD. house of God, and of the trea 19 All this, said David, the suries of the dedicated things : LORD made me understand in

13 Also for the courses of the writing by his hand upon me, priests and the Levites, and for even all the works of this patall the work of the service of tern. the house of the LORD, and for 20 And David said to Soloall the vessels of service in the mon his son, Be strong, and of house of the LORD.

good courage, and do it: fear 14 He gave of gold by weight not, nor be dismayed : for the for things of gold, for all instru- LORD God, even my God, will ments of all manner of service; be with thee; he will not fail silver also for all instruments of thee, nor forsake thee, until silver by weight, for all instru- thou hast finished all the work ments of every kind of service: for the service of the house of

15 Even the weight for the the LORD. candlesticks of gold, and for 21 And, behold, the courses their lamps of gold, by weight of the priests and the Levites, for every candlestick, and for even they shall be with thee for the lamps thereof: and for the || all the service of the house of candlesticks of silver by weight, God: and there shall be with both for the candlestick, and thee for all manner of workalso for the lamps thereof, ac- manship, every willing skilful

man, for any manner of ser 5 The gold for things of gold, vice: also the princes and all and the silver for things of silthe people will be wholly at thy ver, and for all manner of work commandment.

to be made by the hands of arti.

ficers. And who then is willing CHAP. XXIX.

to consecrate his service this


6 Then the chief of the fathers, FURTHERMORE David and princes of the tribes of Isthe king said unto all the con- rael, and the captains of thougregation, Solomon my son, sands and of hundreds, with the whom alone God hath chosen, rulers over the king's work, is yet young and tender, and offered willingly, the work is great: for the pa 7 And gave for the service of lace is not for man, but for the house of God, of gold five the LORD God.

thousand talents and ten thou2 Now, I have prepared with sand drams; and of silver ten all my might for the house of thousand talents; and of brass my God, the gold for things to eighteen thousand talents; and be made of gold, and the silver one hundred thousand talents of for things of silver, and the iron. brass for things of brass, the 8 And they with whom precious iron for things of iron, and stones were found, gave them to wood for things of wood ; onyx- the treasure of the house of the stones, and stones to be set, LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the glistering stones, and of divers Gershonite. colours, and all manner of pre 9 Then the people rejoiced, for cious stones, and marble stones that they offered willingly, bein abundance.

cause with perfect heart they 3 Moreover, because I have offered willingly to the LORD; set my affection to the house of and David the king also rejoiced my God, I have of mine own

with great joy. proper good, of gold and silver, 10 Wherefore David blesswhich I have given to the house ed the LORD before all the of my God, over and above all congregation: and David said, that I have prepared for the Blessed be thou, LORD God of holy house,

Israel our father, for ever and 4 Even three thousand talents ever. of gold, of the gold of Ophir, 11 Thine, O Lord, is the and seven thousand talents of greatness, and the power,

and refined silver, to overlay the the glory, and the victory, and walls of the houses withal : the majesty: for all that is in

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