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Rabbah besieged and taken. CHAP. XX. XXI. David numbereth the people. 363 and came upon them, and set the battle from Beer-sheba even to Dan ; and bring in array against them. So when David the number of them to me, that I may had put the battle in array against the know it. Syrians, they fought with him.

3 And Joab answered, The Lord make 18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; his people an hundred times so many more and David slew of the Syrians seven thou- as they be: but, my lord the king, are sand men which foughi in chariots, and they not all my lord's servants? why then forty thousand footmen, and killed Sho- doth my lord require this thing? why will phach the captain of the host. 19 And when the servants of Hadare

re- he benevertheless the king's word prezer saw that they were put to the worse vailed against Joah. Wherefore Joab debefore Israel, they made peace with Da- parted, and went throughout all Israel, vid, and became his servants : neither and came to Jerusalem. would the Syrians help the children of 5 9 And Joab gave the sum of the numAmmon any more.

ber of the people unto David. And all CHAP. XX.

they of Israel were a thousand thousand i Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by and an hundred thousand men that drew David, and the people toriured. 4 sword: and Judah was four hundred

Three overthrows of the Philistines. threescore and ten thousand men that

ND it came to pass, that after the drew sword.

year was expired, at the time that 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the not among them: for the king's word was power of the army, and wasted the coun- abominable to Joab. try of the children of Ammon, and came 7 And God was displeased with this and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried thing, therefore he smote Israel. at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, 8 And David said unto God, I have and destroved it.

sinned greatly, because I have done this 2 And David took the crown of their thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away king from off his head, and found it to the iniquity of thy servant; for I have weigh a talent of gold, and there were done very foolishly. precious stones in it; and it was set upon 99 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's head, and he brought also ex- David's seer, saying; Ceeding much spoil out of the city.

10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus 3 And he brought out the people that saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; were in it, and cut them with saws, and choose thee one of them, that I may do it with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even unto thee. $0 dealt David with all the cities of the 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto children of Ammon. And David and all him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee the people returned to Jerusalem.

12 Either three years famine; or three 4 TÅnd it came to pass after this, that months to be destroyed before thy foes, there arose war at Gezer with the Philis- while that the sword of thine enemies tines: at which time Sibbechaithe Husha- || overtaketh thee; or else three days the thite slew Sippai, that was of the children sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, of the giant: and they were subdued. in the land, and the angel of the LORD

5. And there was war again with the destroying throughout all the coasts of Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the word I shall bring again to him that sent me. Gittite, whose spear-staff was like a weav- 13 And David said unto Gad, I am in

a great strait: let me fall now into the 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, hand of the LORD; for very great are his where was a man of great stature, whose mercies: but let me not fall into the hand fingers and toes were four and twenty, six of man. on each hand, and six on each foot : and 14 | So the LORD sent pestilence upon he also was the son of the giant.

Israel; and there fell of Israel seventy 7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the thousand men. son of Shimea, David's brother, slew him. 15 And God sent an angel unito Jerusa

8 These were born unto the giant in lem to destroy it : and as he was destroyGath; and they fell by the hand of Da- ing, the Lord beheld, and he repented vid, and by the hand of his servants. him of the evil, and said to the angel CHAP. XXI.

that destroyed, It is enough, stay now 1 David numbereth the people. 8 He re- thine liand. And the angel of the LORD

penteth, 9 and chooseth the pestilence. stood by the threshing-floor of Ornan the A D.Satan stood up against Ísrael, and Jebusite.

16 And David lifted up his eyes, and 2 And David said to Joab and to the saw the angel of the LORD stand between rulers of the people, Go, number Israe; the earth and the heaven, having a draun

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364 The three days pestilence. I. CHRONICLES. David instructetlı Solunan sword in his hand stretched out over Je

CHAP. XXII. rusalem. Then David and the elders of 1 David prepareth for the building of the Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, temple. 6 He instructeth Solomon. fell upon their faces.

HEN David said, This is the house 17 And David said unto God, Is it not

, I that commanded the people to be num- altar of the burnt-offering for Israel. bered? even I it is that have sinned and 2 And David commanded to gather done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, together the strangers that were in the what have they done? let thine hand, I land of Israel; and he set masons to liew pray thee, O Lord my God, be on me, wrought stones to build the house of God. and on my father's house; but not on thy 3 And David prepared iron in abunpeople, that they should be plagued. dance for the nails for the doors of the

18 | Then the angel of the Lord com- gates, and for the joinings; and brass in manded Gad to say to David, that David abundance without weight; should go up, and set up an altar unto 4 Also cedar-trees in abundance: for the Lord in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought the Jebusite.

much cedar wood to David. 19 And David went up at the saying, 5 And David said, Solomon my son is of Gad, which he spake in the name of young and tender, and the house that is the LORD.

to be builded for the LORD must be ex20 And Ornan turned back, and saw | ceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory the angel; and his four sons with him throughout all countries : I will therefore hid themselves. Now Ornan was thresh. now make preparation for it. So David ing wheat.

prepared abundantly before his death. 21 And as David came to Ornan, Or-69 Then he called for Solomon his son, nan looked, and saw David, and went out and charged him to build an house for the of the threshing-floor, and bowed himself | LORD God of Israel. to David with his face to the ground. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son,

22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant as for me, it was in my mind to build an me the place of this threshing-floor, that house unto the name of the Lord my God: I may build an altar therein unto the 8 But the word of the LORD came to Lord: thou shalt grant it me for the full || me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundprice: that the plague may be stayed antly, and hast made great wars: thou from the people.

shalt not build an house unto my name, 23 And Oinan said unto David, Take | because thou hast shed much blood upon it to thee, and let my lord the king do that the earth in my sight. which is good in his eyes : lo, I give thee 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, the oxen also for burnt-offerings, and the who shall be a man of rest; and I will threshing instruments for wood, and the give him rest from all his enemies round wheat for the meat-offering; I give it all. || about: for his name shall be Solomoni,

24 And king David said to Ornan, and I will give peace and quietness unto Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full | Israel in his days. price: for I will not take that which is 10 He shall build an house for my thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt-of-name; and he shall be my son, and I wild ferings without cost.

be his father; and I will establish the 25 So David gave to Ornan for the place throne of his kingilom over Israel for ever. six hundred shekels of gold by weight. 11 Now, my son, the Lord be with

26 And David built there an altar unto thce; and prosper thou, and build the the LORD, and offered bumt-offerings and house of the Lord thy God, as he liath peace-offerings, and called upon the LORD; said of thee. and he answered him from heaven by tire 12 Only the Lord give thee wisdom upon the altar of burnt-offering.

and understanding, and give thee charge 27 And the LORD commanded the an- concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep gel; and he put up his sword again into the law of the LORD thy God. the sheath thereof.

13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou tak28 | At that time when David saw that est heed to fulfil the statutes and judgthe LORD had answered him in the thresh- ments which the LORD charged Moses ing-floor of Ornan the Jebu site, then he with concerning Israel: be strong, and of sacrificed there.

good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. 29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, 14 Now behold, in my trouble I have which Moses made in the wilderness, and prepared for the house of the LORD an the altar of the burnt-offering, were at hundred thousand talents of gold, and a that season in the high place at Gibeon. thousand thousand talents of silver; and

30 But David could not go before it to of brass and iron without weight; for it is inquire of God: for he was afraid because in abundance: timber also and stone have of ihe sword of the angel of the LORD, I prepared; and thou inayest add therety

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Solomon made king

CHAP. XXIII. The families of the Leuites. 365 15 Moreover, there are workmen with || Moses: and Aaron was separated, that thee in abundance, hewers and workers he should sanctify the most holy things, of stone and timber, and all manner of he and his sons for ever, to burn inounning men for every manner of work. cense before the LORD, to minister unto

16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, him, and to bless in his name for ever. and the iron, there is no number, Arise 14 Now concerning Moses the man of therefore, and be doing, and the LORD God, his sons were named of the cribe of be with thee.

Levi. 17 David alsocommanded all the princes 15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, and Eliezer.

18 Is not the LORD your Gou with 16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel you ? and hath he not given you rest on was the chicf. every side? for lie hath given the inhab- 17 And the sons of Eliezer cere, Reitants of the land into mine hand; and nabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none the land is subdued before the LORD, other sons ; but the sons of Rehabialı and before his people.

were very many. 19 Now set your heart and your soul 18 Of the sons of Izhar ; Shelomitla to seek the LORD your God; arise there- | the chief. fore, and build ye the sanctuary of the 19 Of the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the LORD God, to bring the ark of the cov- first, Amariah the second, Jehaziel the enant of the LORD, and the holy vessels third, and Jekameam the fourth. of God, into the house that is to be built 20 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Micah tho to the name of the LORD.

first, and Jesiah the second. CHAP. XXIII.

21 1 The sons of Merari; Malli, and 1 Solomon macle king. 2 The Levites or- Mushi. The sons of Mahli ; Eleazar,

dere'l. 7 The sons of Gershon, 12 Ko- and Kish. hath, 21 and Níerari.

22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, days, he made Solomon his son king sons of Kish took them. over Israel,

23 The sons of Musli ; Mahli, and 2 And he gathered together all the Eder, and Jeremoth, three. princes of Israel, with the priests and the 24 1 These were the sons of Levi after Levites.

the house of their fathers ; even the chict 3 Now the Lerites were numbered of the fathers, as they were counted by from the age of thirty years and upward: nuniber of names by their poils, that and their number by their polls, man by did the work for the service of the house man,

was thirty and eight thousand. of the Lord, from the age of twenty years 4 Of which, twenty and four thousand and upward. were to set forward the work of the 25 For David said, the LORD God of house of the LORD ; and six thousand Israel hath given rest unto his people, that were officers and judges :

they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever; 5 Moreover, four thousand were por- 26 And also unto the Levites : they ters; and four thousand praised the Lord | shall no more carry the talernacle, nor with the instruments which I made, said any vessels of it for the service thereof. David, to praise therewith.

27 For by the last words of David the 6 And David divided them into courses | Levites were numbered from twenty among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, || years old and above: Kohath, and Merari.

28 Because their office was to wait on 7 $ Of the Gershonites were, Laadan the sons of Aaron for the service of the and Shimei.

house of the Lord, in the courts, and 8 The sons of Laadan ; the chief was in the chambers, and in the purifying kehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three. of all holy things, and the work of the

9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and service of the house of God; Hiziel, and Haran, three. These were 29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the the chief of the fathers of Laadan. fine flour for meat-offering, and for the un

10 And the sons of Shimei were, Ja- || leavened cakes, and for that which is bakhath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These ed in the pan, and for that which is fried, four were the sons of Shimei.

and for all manner of mcasure and size ; 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zi- 30 And to stand every morning to zah the second : but Jeush and Beriah thank and praise the LORD, and likeliad not many sons; therefore they were wisc at even; in one reckoning, according to their fa- 31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unther's house.

to the Lord in the sabbaths, in the new 12 | The sons of Kohath ; Amram, moons, and on the set feasts, by number, Izhar, Helron, and Uzziel, four. according to the order commanded unto

13 The sons of Amram ; Aaron and 'then, cchiinually before the LORD:

no sons.

866 The order of the priests. I. CHRONICLES. 7ke offices of the singers.

32 And that they should keep then in their service to come into the house of charge of the tabernacle of the congre- the Lord, according to their manner, gation, and the charge of the holy place, under Aaron their father, as the LORD and the charge of the sons of Aaron their God of Israel had commanded him. brethren, in the service of the house of 20 | And the rest of the sons of Levi the LORD.

were these : of the sons of Amram; ShuCHAP. XXIV.

bael : of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah, 1 The division ofthe sons of Aaron into four 21 Concerning Rehabiah : of the sons

and twenty orders. 20 The Kohatlites, of Rehabiah, the first was Isshjah.

27 and the Merurites divided by lot. 22 Of the Izharites ; Shelomoth : of NOW TOW these are the divisions of the the sons of Shelomoth ; Jahath.

sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the Nadal, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. first, Amariah the second, Jehaziel the

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before third, Jekameam the fourth. their father, and had no children: there- 24 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Michah: of fore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the the sons of Michalı; Shimir. priest's office.

25 The brother of Michah qas Isshi3 And David distributed them, both ah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah. Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Alim- 26 The sons of Merari were Mahli, elech of the sons of Ithamar, according and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah ; Beno. to their offices in their service.

27 | The sons of Merari by Jaaziah ; 4 And there were more chief men found Beno, and Shoham, ard Zaccur, and Ibri

. of the sons of Elcazar than of the sons of 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had Ithamar; anů thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were six- 29 Concerning Kish : the son of Kish tcen chief men of the house of tlmir fathers, was Jerahmeel. and eighit among the sons of Ithamar ac- 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, cording to the liouse of their fathers. and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were

5 Thus were thcy divided by lot, one the sons of the Levites after the liouse of sort with another ; for the governors of their fathers. the sanctuary, and governors of the house 31 These likewise cast lots over against of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and their brethren the sons of Aaron in the of the sons of Ithamar.

presence of David the king, and Zadok, 6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel and Ahimclech, and the chief of the fathe scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them thers of the priests and Levites, even before the king, and the princes, and Za- the principal fathers over against their dok the priest, and Ahimelech the son younger brethren. of Abiathar, and before the chief of the

CHAP. XXV. fathers of the priests and Levites : one 1 The number and offices of the singers. principal household being taken for Elea- 8 Their division by lot into four and çar, and one taken for Ithamar.

twenty orders. 7 Now the first lot came forth to Je- COREOVER David and the captains hoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

.8 The third to Harim, the fourth to of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and Seorim,

of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with 9. The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: Mijamin,

and the number of the workmen accord10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth ing to their service was: to Abijah,

2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, Shecaniah,

the sons of Asaph under the hands of 12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth Asaph, which prophesied according to to Jakim,

the order of the king. 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the four- 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun ; teenth to Jeshebeab,

Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hash14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the six- || abiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the teenth to Immer,

hands of their father Jeduthun, who 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eigh-prophesied with a harp, to give thanks teenth to Aphses,

and to praise the LORD. 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the 4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Buktwentieth to Jehezckel,

kiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Je17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, rimoth, Hananiahı, Hanani, Eliathah, Gidthe two and twentieth to Gamul,

(lalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, 19 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, | Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth: the four and twenücth to Maaziah.

5 All these were the sons of Heman 19 Tlicse were the orderings of them ll the king's weer in the words of God, to

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CHAP. XXVI. man fourteen sons and three daughters. 1 The divisions of the porters. 13 The

6 All these were under the hands of gutes assigned by loi. 20 The Levites their father for song in the house of the that had charge of the treasures. 29 LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and Officers and judges. harps, for the service of the house of ONCERNÍNĠ the divisions of the God, according to the king's order to A- porters: Of the Korhites was Meshesaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

lemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaplı. 7 So the number of them, with their 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah horre, brethren that were instructed in the songs | Zechariah the first-born, Jedinel the secof the LORD, even all that were cuming, ond, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the was two hundred fourscore and eight. fourth,

8. And they cast lots, ward against 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, ward, as well the small as the great, the Elinenai the seventh. teacher as the scholar.

4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom 9 Now the first lot came forth for A- were, Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozasaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, bad the second, Joah the third, and S2who with his brethren and sons were car the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth, twelve:

5 Ammieitliesixth, Issacharthe seventh, 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, Peulthai the cighth: for God blessed him. and his brethren, were twelve:

6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and born, that ruled throughout the house of his brethren, were twelve :

their father: for they were mighty men 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, of valour. and his brethren, svere twelve:

7 The sons of Shemaiah ; Othni, and 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, | Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethand his brethren, were twelve:

ren were strong men, Elihu, and Sema14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his chiah. sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edoms

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, they and their sons and their brethren, and his brethren, were twelve:

able men for strength for the service, 16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, were threescore and two of Obed-edom. and his brethren, were twelve:

9 And Meshelemiah had sons and breth17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sans, ren, strong men, eighteen. and his brethren, were twelve :

10 Also Hosah of the children of Me18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his rari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though son.s, and his brethren, were twelve : he was not the first-born, yet his father

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his made him the chief ;) sans, and his brethren, were twelve : 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his third, Zechariah the fourth : all the sons sons, and his brethren, were twelve: and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, 12 Among these were the divisions of his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: the porters, even among the chief men, 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his having wards one against another, to minSons, and his brethren, were twelve: ister in the house of the LORD.

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his 13 | And they cast lots, as well the Sons, and his brethren, werd twelve : small as the great, according to the house

24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, of their fathers, for every site. love, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shele

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his | miah. Then for Zechariah his son, a sons, and his brethren, were twelve: wise counseilor, they cast lots; and his

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his lot came out northward. sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

15 To Obed-edoin southward; and to 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his his sons the house of Asuppim. sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 16 To Shuppim and Hosal the lot came

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, forth westward, with the gate Shallehis sons, and his brethren, were twelve: cheth, by the causey of the going up4

29 The two and twentieth to Giddal- ward against ward. ti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were 17 Eastward were six Levites, north-' twelve:

ward four a day, southward forir a day, 30 The three and twentieth to Maha- and toward Asuppim, two and two. zinih, he, his sons, and his brethren, were 18 At Parbar westward, four at the (telve:

causey, and two at Parbar, 31 The four and twentieth to Romam- 19 These are the divisions of the por-ti-ezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, ters among the sons cf Kore, and am112 were tayedsé,

the sons of Merari.

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