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LORD hath avenged thee this day of all the best bas. Tidinge is
16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the them that rose up against thee.
people returned from pursuing after Israel : 32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the
for Joab held back the people.

young man Absalom safe? And Cushi an17 And they took Absalom, and cast him swered, The enemies of my lord the king, *Joha7.26. into a great pit in the wood, and · laid a and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt,

very great heap of stones upon him: and all be as that young man is.
Ifrael fled every one to his tent.

33 | And the king was much moved, and
18 Now Absalom in his life-time had went up to the chamber over the gate, and

taken and reared up for himself a pillar, wept: and as he went, thus he said, "Omy "Chap. 19.4
Gen. 14.17. which is in the kings dale : for he said, son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom :
•See Chap. 14. I have no son to keep my name in remem- would God I had died for thee, O Absalom,

brance: and he called the pillar after his own my son, my son.
name, and it is called unto this day, Abfa-

CH A P. XIX.
loms place.

1 Joab caufeth the king to cease his mourning. 19 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Za- 9 The Ifraelites are earnest to bring the

dok, Let me now run, and bear the king king back. 11 David sendeth to the priests ļHeb. judged tidings, how that the LORD hath | aven- to incite them of Judah. 18 Shimei is parged him of his enemies.

doned. 24 Mephibosheth excused. 32 Bar20 And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt zillai dismised, Chimham his son is taken *Heb. be a man not * bear' tidings this day, but thou halt into the kings family.. 41 The Ifraelites

: bear tidings another day: but this day thou expoftulate with Judah for bringing home
shalt bear no tidings, because the kings son the king without them.
is dead.

Nd it was Joab, , the king
king what thou hast seen And Cushi bow- 2 And the * victory that day was turned * Heb. Saluasion,
ed himself unto Joab, and ran.

into mourning unto all the people: for the °5, deliverance.
22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok people heard say that day, how the king
Hebo be what yet again to Joab, But + howsoever, let me, was grieved for his son.

I pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Joab 3 And the people gat them by stealth that

said, 'Wherefore wilt thou run, my son, see- day into the city, as people being alhamed "Vero ja. f Or, convenient, ing that thou hast no tidings ready? steal away when they flee in battle.

23 But howsoever (said he let me run. 4. But the king covered his face, and "Chap. 15.30.
And he said unto him, Run. Then Abi- the king cried with a loud voice, O my Chap. 18.03.
maaz ran by the way of the plain, and over- son Absalom, O Abfalom, my son, my son.
ran Cushi.

5 And Joab came into the house to the
24 And David fat between the two gates: king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day
and the watchman went up to the roof o- the faces of all thy servants, which this day
ver the gate unto the wall, and lift up his have saved thy life, and the lives of thy fons,
eyes, and looked, and behold, a man run- and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy
ning alone.

wives, and the lives of thy concubines:
25 And the watchman cried, and told the 6 + In that thou lovest thine enemies, and † Heb. By love
king. And the king said, If he be alone, hateft thy friends; for thou hast declared ing, &c.
there is tidings in his mouth. And he came this day, #.that thou regardest neither prin- & Heb that prina
apace, and drew near.

ces, nor servants: for this day I perceive
26 And the watchman faw another man that if Absalom had lived, and all we had
running, and the watchman called unto the died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
porter, and said, Behold, another man run- 7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak
ning alone. And the king said, He also * comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear *Hebo to the
bringeth tidings.

by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there because of thy for
27 And the watchman said, * Me think will not carry one with thee this night; and
eth the running of the foremost is like the that will be worse unto thee than all the evil
running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok. that befel thee from thy youth until now.
And the king said, He is a good man, and 8 Then the king rose, and sat in the gate:
cometh with good tidings.

and they told unto all the people, saying, 28 And Ahimaaz called, and said unto Behold, the king doth sit in the gate: and tot, Peace be the king, † † All is well. And he fell down all the people came before the king: for If.

to the earth upon his face before the king, rael had fled every man to his tent.

and said, Blessed be the LORD thy God, 9 | And all the people were at strife *Hcb, fowe węwhich hath * delivered up the men that lift throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying,

up their hand against my lord the king. The king saved us out of the hand of our

29 And the king said, † Is the young man enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand
Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answered, of the Philistines, and now he is fled out of
When Joab sent the kings servant, and me the land for Abfalom.
thy servant, I saw a great tumult, but I 10 And Absalom whom we anointed over
knew not what it was.

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CHE to Abiathar the prietts, saying, Speak unto thereon, and go to the king, because thy 1023. the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the servant is lame.

lait to bring the king back to his house? 27 And he hath Nandered thy servant un- °Chap. 16. 3.
y (seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the to my lord the king ; P but my lord the king Chap. 1417,
king, even to his house)

is as an angel of God: do therefore what is
12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones good in thine eyes.
and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last 28 For all of my fathers house, were but
to bring back the king?

* dead men before my lord the king: 9 yet * Heb. meros a Chap. 17.250 13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not didft thou set thy servant among them that “Chap

. s. z. of f my bone, and of my flesh? • God do so did eat at thine own table: what right there- 10, 13. to me, and more also, if thou be not cap- fore have I yet to cry any more unto the tain of the host before me continually in the king ? room of Joab.

29 And the king said unto him, Why 14 And he bowed the heart of all the speakest thou any more of thy matters? I Judg.2a 1. men of Judah, even as the heart of one have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

man, so that they sent this word unto the 30 And Mephibo heth said unto the king,
king, Return thou and all thy servants. Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord

15 So the king returned and came to Jor- the king is come again in peace unto his
dan: and Judah came to Gilgal, to go to

own house. meet the king, to conduct the king over 31 ( And · Barzillai the Gileadite came '' Kings2.7. fir. I Jordan.

down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan 16 | And : Shimei the son of Gera, with the king, to conduct him over Jordan. 1 Kings 2.8. Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, haited 32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man,

and came down with the men of Judah, to even fourscore years old, and he had pro- Chap. 17.1" meet king David.

vided the king of sustenance while he lay at 17 And there were a thousand men of Mahanaim : for he was a very great man. Chap. 16.1, 2. Benjamin with him, and · Ziba the servant 33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come

of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and thou over with me, and I will feed thee with
his twenty servants with him, and they went me in Jerusalem.
over Jordan before the king.

34 Ănd Barzillai said unto the king, How Heb. Hru si 18 And there went over a ferry-boat to long have I to live, that I should go up with your home anything

carry over the kings houshold, and to do the king unto Jerusalem?
# Heb. the good what he thought good: and Shimei the son 35 I am this day fourscore years old: and

of Gera fell down before the king as he was can I discern between good and evil ? can
come over Jordan;

thy servant tafte what I eat, or what I drink?
19 And said unto the king, Let not my can I hear any more the voice of singing-

lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do men and finging-women? wherefore then Chap.16. so thou remember that which thy servant did thould thy servant be yet a burden unto my

perverfly the day that my lord the king went lord the king ?
out of Jerusalem, that the king should take 36 Thy fervant will go a little way over
it to his heart.

Jordan with the king: and why should the
20 For thy servant doth know that I have king recompense it me with such a reward?
sinned : therefore behold, I am come the 37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back
first this day of all the house of Joseph, to again, that I may die in mine own city, and
go down to meet my lord the king.

be buried by the grave of my father, and 21 But Abifhai the son of Zeruiah answe- of my mother: but behold thy servant Chimred and said, Shall not Shimei be put to ham, let him go over with my lord the king, death for this, because he cursed the LORDS and do to him what Mall seem good unto thee. anointed?

38 And the king answered, Chimbam shall 22 And David said, " What have I to do go over with me, and I will do to him that with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should

should which shall seem good unto thee: and whatthis day be adversaries unto me? I shall there foever thou shalt | require of me, that will #Heb. choosi any man be put to death this day in Israel? I do for thee. for do not I know, that I am this day king 39 And all the people went over Jordan:

and when the king was come over, the king 23 Therefore

m the king said unto Shi- kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he remei, Thou shalt not die: and the king sware turned unto his own place.

40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chap: 9.6. 24 And " Mephibosheth the son of Saul * Chimham went on with him: and all the *Heb. Chimhar

came down to meet the king, and had nei- people of Judah conducted the king, and
ther dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, also half the people of Israel.
nor washed his clothes, from the day the 41 And behold, all the men of Israel
king departed, until the day he came again came to the king, and said unto the king,

Why have our brethren the men of Judah,
25 And it came to pass when he was come stolen thee away, and have brought the king
to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king and his houshold, and all Davids men with
faid unto him, Wherefore wenteit not thou him over Jordan?
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25efore 42 And all the men of Judah answered the 11 And one of Joabs men stood by him, Befoże Chrift

men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin and said, He that favouřeth Joab, and he
to us : wherefore then be ye angry for this that is for David, let him go after Joab.

Chrift 1023. matter ? have we eaten at all of the kings 12 And Amala wallowed in blood in the cit. 10220 cost ? or hath he given us any gift ?

mids of the high-way: and when the man 43 And the men of Israel answered the saw that all the people stood still; he remen of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in moved Amasa out of the high-way into the king, and we have also more right in the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when David than ye : why then did ye t despise he saw that every one that came by him,

us, that our advice should not be first had itood still.
see Judg. 6. 1. in bringing back our king? And the words 13 When he was removed out of the high-

of the men of Judah were fiercer than the way, all the people went on after Joab, to
words of the men of Israel.

pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
CHA P. XX.

14 | And he went through all the tribes
I By occasion of the quarrel, Śheba maketh a of Israel unto Abel, and to Beth-maachah,

party in Ifrael. 3 Davids ten concubines and all the Berites : and they were gathered
are shut up in perpetual prison. 4 Amala together, and went also after him.
made captain over Judah, is sain by Joab. 15 And they came and besieged him in
14 Foab pursueth Sheba unto Abel. 10 A Abel of Beth-maachah, and they caft up
wife woman faveth the city by Sheba's a bank against the city, and " it stood in or, it food
head. 23 Davids officers.
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with Joab, † battered the wally to throw it f Heb. maired to , name was Sheba the down. son of Bichri, a Benjamite, and he blew 16 Then cried a wise woman out of the cap . 19.43. a trumpet, and said, • We have no part city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto

in David, neither have we inheritance in Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak
the son of Jesse : every man to his tents, with thee.
0 Ifrael.

17 And when he was come near unto her,
2 So every man of Israel went up from the woman said, Art thou Joab ? And he
after David, and followed Sheba the son of answered, I am he. Then she faid unto him,
Bichri : but the men of Judah clave unto Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he
their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem. answered, I do hear.

3 [ And David came to his house at 18 Then she fpake, saying, † They were tör, they plainly

Jerusalem, and the king took the ten women wont to speak in old time, laying, They are begins 19.15

. 16. his concubines, whom he had left to keep shall surely ask counsel at Abel : and so they Surely they will om the house, and put them in * ward, and fed ended the matter. ' them, but went not in unto them : so they 19 I am one of them that are peaceable and see Deut

. 26. were | fhut up unto the day of their death, faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city, na widow- † living in widowhood.

and a mother in Israel : why wilt thou swal-
4. I Then said the king to Amasa, 1 * Af- low up the inheritance of the Lord?
semble me the men of Judah within three 20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it,
days, and be thou here present.

far be it from me, that I should swallow up
Ś So Amasa went to assemble the men of or destroy.
Judah ; but he tarried longer than the set 21 The matter is not so: but a man of
time which he had appointed him.

mount Ephraim ( Sheba the son of Bichri + * Heb. by bis 6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall by name ) hath lift up his hand against the

Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm king, even against David : deliver him only, bep . 11. 11. than did Abfalom : take thou thy lords ser- and I will depart from the city. And the wo

vants, and pursue after him, lest he get him man said unto Joab, Behold, his head Mall b. deliver fenced cities, and † escape us.

be thrown to thee over the wall. 7 And there went out after him Joabs 22 Then the woman went unto all the men, and the Cherethites, and the Pele- peoplek in her wisdom, and they cut off « Eccles 2014 thites, and all the mighty men: and they the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba cift it out to Joab : and he blew a trumthe son of Bichri.

pet, and they ť retired from the city, every | Heb. wers 8 When they were at the great stone which inán to his tent : and Joab returned to Jeruis in Gibeon, Amasa went before them: and salem unto the king. Joabs garment that he had put on, was girded 23 Now 'Joab was over all the host of IL- 1 Chap. So ide unto him, and upon it a girdle with a sword rael:

and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over fastned upon his loyns in the sheath thereof, the Cherethites, and over the Pelethites : and as he went forth it fell out.

24 And Adoram was over the tribute :: 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in and Jehofhaphat the son of Ahilud was $ - Chap. si 16. 22. 26.49. health, my brother & And Joab took Amasa recorder :

by the beard with the right hand to kiss him. 25 And Sheva was scribe : and Zadok brancer.

10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword and Abiathar were the priests : Rigs zo so that was in Joabs hand : so h he smote him 26 " And Ira also the Jairite was * a chief: Cháp. 13:35.

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C H A P. XXL.
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25efoze Rizpahs kindness unto the dead. 12 David 14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan Before Christ

burieth the bones of Saul and Jonathan in his son, buried they in the country of Benja-
his fathers sepulchre. 15. Four battles a- min in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his
gainst the Philistines, wherein four vali- father ; and they performed all that the king 1019.
ants of David say four giants.

commanded : and after that, God was in-
T bavid, Tehree years, year after year,
Hen there was a famine in the days of treated for the land.

15 | Moreover, the Philistines had yet cir. 1018 * Hebo sought the and David * enquired of the Lord. And the

war again with Ifrael, and David went down, LORD answered, it is for Saul, and for his and his servants with him, and fought against bloody house, because he flew the Gibeonites. the Philistines ; and David waxed faint.

2 And the king called the Gibeonites, 16 And Ishbi-benob, which was of the fons

and said unto them, ( now the Gibeonites of * the giant, (the weight of whose † Spear *Or, Rapla, 1.Joh. 9o 3, 16, were not of the children of Israel, but of weighed three hundred shekels of brass in the theoretica

the remnant of the Amorites, and the chil- weight ) he being girded with a new sword,
dren of Israel had sworn unto them : and thought to have Nain David. .
Saul sought to slay them, in his zeal to the 17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah suc-
children of Israel and Judah )

coured him, and smote the Philistine, and
3 Wherefore David said unto the Gibeo- killed him. Then the men of David sware
nites, What shall I do for you ? and where- unto him, saying, & Thou shalt go no more : Chap. 15.3.
with shall I make the atonement, that ye may out with us to battle, that thou quench not
bless the inheritance of the LORD ?

the " # light of Ifrael. 4 And the Gibeonites said unto him, t

18 i And it came to pass after this, that Pfal, 112.17. Or, It is not file ver nor gold that we will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor there was again a battle with the Philistines Heb. candle, with Saul or his of his house, neither for us shalt thou kill at Gob : then k Sibbechaj the Hushathite i Chr.20.4. pentru masih men any man in Ifrael, And he said, What you flew * Saph, which was of the fons of those I do for you.

the giant. 5 And they answered the king, The man 19 And there was again a battle in Gob $05, cat us off that consumed us, and that | devised against with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son

us, that we should be destroyed from re- of #Jaare-oregim a Beth-lehemite, New' the theory Fair, maining in any of the coasts of Israel, brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of 20, s.

6 Let seven men of his fons be delivered whose spear was like a weavers beam.

unto us, and we will hang them up unto the 20 And there was .yet a battle in Gath, • 1 Sam. 10. 26. LORD in b Gibeah of Saul, * whom the where was a man of great stature, that had *Sam. 10.24. Lord did choose. And the king faid, I on every hand fix fingers, and on every foot Os, chosen of will give them.

six toes, four and twenty in number; and 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth the he also was born to * the giant.

son of Jonathan the Ton of Saul, because of a 21 And when he † defied Ifrael, Jonathan 101,9eproa & 20.8, 15, 42. the LORDS oath that was between them, the son of m Shimea the brother of David Sam. 17.

between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. New him.
8 But the king took the two sons of Riz- 22 These four were born to the giant in

Shammade.
pah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by
unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth, and the hand of his servants.
the five sons of † Michal the daughter of

CHA P. XXII. *Heb. bareto Saul, whom the brought up for Adriel the Apfalm of thanksgiving for Gods powerful son of Barzillai the Meholathite.

deliverance, and manifold blesings. 9

And he delivered them into the hands Nd David spake unto the Lord the
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of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in words of this song, in the day that
the hill before the LORD: and they fell all the LORD had delivered him out of the
feven together, and were put to death in the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand
days of harvest, in the first days, in the be- of Saul.
ginning of barley-harvest.

2 And he said, - The LORD is my rock Deut. 32. :Chap 3 + 7 - 10 And · Rizpah the daughter of Aiah and my fortress, and my deliverer,

took fäckcloth, and spread it for her upon 3 The God of my rock, 6 in him will [ Hebr. 2. I
the rock, from the beginning of harvest un- trust: be is my field, and the horn of my
til water dropped upon them out of heaven, falvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my
and suffered neither the birds of the air to saviour ; thou savest me from violence.
rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the

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I will call on the LORD, who is worfield by night.

thy to be praised : so shall I be saved from II And it was told David what Rizpah mine enemies. the daughter of Aiah the concubine of Saul 5 When the * waves of death compassed Or,pango. had done.

me : the floods of † ungodly men made me Heb. Bel. 12 And David went and took the bones afraid. of Saul, and the bones of Jonathan his son, 6 The sorrows of hell compassed me Or, cords from the men of Jabesh-gilead, which had about : the snares of death prevented me.

stolen them from the street of Beth-fhan, 7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, !1 Sam. 31.10. where the Philistines had hanged them, and cried to my God, and he did hear my

when the Philistines had Alain Saul in Gilboa. : voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter

13 And he brought up from thence the into his ears. bones of Saul, and the bones of Jonathan his 8 Then the earth shook and trembled : c Job 16. fon ; and they gathered the bones of them" the foundations of heaven moved and shook that were hanged

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38 I have pursued mine enemies, and de- *Heb. multidis
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fly : and he was seen upon the wings of the had consumed them.
wind.

39 And I have consumed them, and
12 And he made darkness pavilions round wounded them, that they could not arise :
+ Heb. binding about him, † dark waters, and thick clouds yea, they are fallen under my feet.
of the skies.

40 For thou hast girded me with strength
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14 The LORD thundred from heaven, 41 Thou hast also given me the necks of
and the most High uttered his voice, mine enemies, that I might destroy them

15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered that hate me.
them; lightning, and discomfited them. 42 They looked, but there was none to

16 And the chanels of the sea appeared, save: even unto the LORD, but he answered
the foundations of the world were discovered, them not.

at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast 43 Then did I beat them as small as the is , that of the breath of his nostrils.

duit of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire 17 He sent from above, he took me : he of the street, and did spread them abroad. Or, greato drew me out of many waters.

44 Thou also hast delivered me from the 18 He delivered me from my strong ene- strivings of my people, thou hast kept me s of my, and from them that hated me: for they to be head of the

heathen : a people which I were too strong for me.

knew not, shall serve me. 19 They prevented me in the day of my 45 * Strangers shall + submit themselves * Heb. Sons of the ne fu

calamity : but the LORD was my stay. unto me : assoon as they hear, they shall be for yieldfengned with

20 He brought me forth also into a large obedient unto me. place: he delivered me, because he delighted 46 Strangers Thall fade away, and they shall See Deut. 23. in me.

be afraid out of their close places. Gath

21 The LORD rewarded me according 47 The Lord liveth, and blessed be my.
to my righteousness: according to the clean- rock : and exalted be the God of the rock
ness of my hands hath he recompensed me. of my salvation.
22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, 48" It is God that * avengeth me, and that * Heb

. gio-tb do and have not wickedly departed from my bringeth down the people under me, hely God.

49 And that bringeth me forth from mine 23 For all his judgments were before me: enemies : thou also hast lifted me up on high

and as for his statutes, I did not depart from above them that rose up against me: thou in them.

haft delivered me from the violent man. *Heb. to him.

24 I was also upright * before him, and 50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, have kept my self from mine iniquity. O LORD, among - the heathen, and I will - Rom. isim

25 Therefore the Lord hath recom- fing praises unto thy name.

pensed me according to my righteous- 51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: Heb. before ness: according to my cleanness † in his and Theweth mercy to his anointed, unto

Chap 7.1 eye-light.

David, and i to his feed for evermore.
26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thy

CH A P. XXIII.
self merciful, and with the upright man thou 1 David in his last words profeseth his faith
wilt shew thy self upright.

in Gods promises, to be beyond

sense or expe27 With the pure thou wilt shew thy self rience. 6 The different si ate of the wicked. “Lev. 26.24, pure : and with the froward thou wilt ť 8 A catalogue of Davids mighty men. Thew thy self unsavoury.

Ow these be the last words of David :
28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: David the son of Jesse said, and the ipfal. 89.226
but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that man who was raised up on high, the anoint-
thou mayst bring them down.

ed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psal-
29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: milt of Israel, said,
and the Lord will lighten my darkness. 2 The spirit of the Lord spake by me,

30 For by thee I have trun through a troop: and his word was in my tongue.
by my God have I leaped over a wall.

3 The God of Israel said, b the Rock of Deut. Źri di 31 As for God, his way is perfect; f the Israel spake to me, * He that ruleth over men *079 Bruilom

word of the Lord is † tried: he is a buck- must be just, ruling in the fear of God : Pfal. 12.6. & ler to all them that trust in him.

4 And · he shall be as the light of the morn- Judg so?ta 32 For & who is God, save the LORD? ing, when the sun riseth, even a morning Prov

. 9.11 and who is a rock, save our God?

without clouds; as the tender grafs springing Hole 6. si 33 God is my Itrength and power : and out of the earth by clear shining after rain. * Hebo riddetis, he * maketh my way perfect.

5 Althouglı my house be not to with God; Heb. equalle:h.

34 Het maketh my feet like hinds feet : yet he hath made with me an everlasting Chap. 9. isi and setteth me upon my high places. covenant, ordered in all things and sure : for person

35 He teacheth my hands 1 to war: so that this is all my falvation, and all my desire,
a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. although he make it not to grow.
36 Thou hast also given me the shield of

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