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558 Daruu fetcheihtbe ark, Cc. I. CHRONICLES. Hiram's kindness to David. duys, eating and drinking: for their breth- y ried it aside into the house of Obed-edom ren har prepared for them.

the Gittite. 40 Vloreover, they that were nigh them, 14 And the ark of God remained with ezen unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and the family of Obed-edom in his house Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on three months. And the Lord blessed the camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and house of Obed-edom, and all that he had. meat, mea), cakes of figs, and bunches

CHAP. XIV. of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, i Hiram's kindness to David. 3 David's and sheep abundantly : for there was joy felicity in people, wives, and children. in Israel.

8 His two victories. CHAP. XIII.

OW Hiram king of Tyre sent mes1 David fetcheth the ark from Kirjath- sengers to David, and timber of ce

jearim. 9 Uzza being smitten, theark dars, with masons and carpenters, to

is left at the house of Obed-edom. build him an house. An David.consulted with the cap

2 And David perceived that the LORD tains of thousands, and hundreds, had confirmed him king over Israel, for and with every leader.

his kingdom was lifted up on high, be2 And David said unto all the congrega- cause of his people Israel. tion of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and 3 | And David took more wives at Jeihat it be of the LORD our God, let us send | rusalem: and David begat more sons and abroad unto our brethren every where, daughters. that are left in all the land of Israel, and 4 Now these are the names of his chilwith them also to the priests and Levites dren which he had in Jerusalem; Siramwhich are in their cities and suburbs, that mua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, they may gather themselves unto us: 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

3. And let us bring again the ark of our 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, God to us: for we inquired not at it in 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and the days of Saul.

Eliphalet. 4 And all the congregation said that 89 And when the Philistines heard they would do so: for the thing was right that David was anointed king over all Isin the eves of all the people.

rael, all the Philistines went up to seek '5 So David gathered all Israel together, David. And David heard of it, and went from Shihor of Egypt even unto the en- out against them. tering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God 9 And the Philistines came and spread from Kirjath-jearim.

themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 6 And David went up, and all Israel, 10 And David inquired of God, sayto Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, ing, Shall I go up against the Philistines? which belonged to Judah, to bring up and wilt thou deliver them into mine thence the ark of God the LORD, that hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go dwelleti betrueen the cherubims, whose up ; for I will deliver them into thine name is called on it.

hand. 7 And they carried the ark of God in 11 So they came up to Baal-perazim ; a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and David smote them there. Then Daand Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. vid said, God hath broken in upon mine

8 And David and all Israel played be- enemies by mihe hand like the breaking fore God with all their might, and with forth of waters: therefore they called the singing, and with harps, and with psalte- name of that place Baal-perazim. ries, and with timbrels, and with cym- 12 And when they had left their gods bals, and with trumpets.

there, David gave a commandment, and 9 | And when they came unto the they were burned with fire. threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth 13 And the Philistines yet again spread Iris hand to hold the ark; for the oxen themselves abroad in the valley. stumbled.

14 Therefore David inquired again of 10 And the anger of the LORD was God: and God said unto him, Go not up kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, after them; turn away from them, and because he put his hand to the ark : and come upon them over against the mulberthere he died before God.

ry-trees. 11 And David was displeased, because 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: a sound of going in the tops of the mulwherefore that place is called Perez-uzza berry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to to this day.

battle: for God is gone forth before thee 12 And David was afraid of God that to smite the host of the Philistines. clay, saying, How shall I bring the ark of 16 David therefore did as God comGod home to me?

manded him: and they smote the host of 13 So David brought not the ark home the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. to himself to the city of Davidl, bat car- 17 And the fame of Davit went ont in

The ark vrought frau Obed-edon. CuAP. XVI. David's joy at bringing u. 350 to all lands : and the LORD brought the 18 And with them their brethren of the fear of him upon all nations.

second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and JaaziCHAP. XV.

el, and Shemiramioth, and Jehiel, and Uni Davill's oriler about bringing the ark ni, Elieb, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and from Obed-edom. 25 He performeth it Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah,

with great joy. 29 Michal despiseth him. and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. A

19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and city of David, and prepared a placefor Ethan, were appomted to sound with cymthe ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. bals of brass ;

2 Then David said, none ought to carry 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and the ark of God but the Levites: for them Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of Eliah, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with God, and to minister unto him for ever. psalteries on Alamoth;

3 And David gathered all Israel togeth- 21 And Mattithiab, and Elipheleh, and er to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the LORD unto his place, which he had and Azaziah, with harps on the Shemiprepared for it.

nith to excel. 4 And David assembled the children of 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, Aaron, and the Levites :

was for song: he instructed about the 5 Of the sons of Kohath ; Uriel the song, because he was skilful. chiel, and his brethren an hundred and 23 And Berechiah and Elkanal were twenty :

door-keepers for the ark. 6 Of the sons of Merari ; Asaiah the 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshapliat, chief, and his brethren two hundred and and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechatwenty:

riah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer the priests, 7 Of the sons of Gershom ; Joel the did blow with the trtımıpets before the chief, and his brethren an hundred and ark of God: and Obed-edom and Jehialı thirty:

were door-keepers for the ark. 8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah 25 9 So David and the elders of Israel, the chief, and his brethren two hundred: and the captains over thousands, went to

9 Of the sons of Hebron; Elieithe chief, bring up the ark of the covenant of the and his brethren fourscore :

Lord out of the house of Obed-edom 10 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred 26 And it came to pass, when Gox helpand twelve.

ed the Levites that bare the ark of the 11 And David called for Zadok and covenant of the LORD, that they offered Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, seven bullocks and seven rams. for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, 27 And David was clothed with a robe and Eliel, and Amminadab,

of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare 12 And said unto them, Ye are the the ark, and the singers, and Chenanialı chief of the fathers of the Levites : sanc- the master of the song with the singers : lify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, David alsohadupon him an cphod of linen. that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark God of Israel unto the place that I have of the covenant of the Lord with shoutprepared for it.

ing, and with sound of the cornet, and 13 For because ye did it not at the first, with trumpets, and with cymbals, makthe Lord our God made a breach uponing a noise with psalteries and harps. uis, for that we sought him not after the 29 | And it came to pass, as the ark of due order.

the covenant of the LORD came to the 14 So the priests and the Levites sancti- city of David, that Michal the daughter hed themselves to bring up the ark of the of Saul looking out at a window saw king LORD God of Israel.

David dancing and playing: and she de15 And the children of the Levites bare spised him in her heart. the ark of God upon their shoulders with

CHAP. XVI. the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, || 1 David's festival sacrifice. 4 He orderaccording to the word of the Lord. eth a choir to sing thanksgiving. 7 The

16 And David spake to the chief of the pealm of thanksgiving. Levites to appoint their brethren to be they brought the ark of God, and the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sound-vid had pitched for it: and they offered ing, by lifting up the voice with joy. burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings be

17 So the Levites appointed Heman fore Gol. the son of Joel ; and of his brethren, 2 And when David had made an end Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the of offering the burnt-offerings and the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the peace-ofierings, he blessed the people in son of Kushaiah ;

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360 David appointeti I. CHRONICLES.

a thanksgiving 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of both man and woman, to every one a the people, give unto the LORD glory and loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, strength. and a flagon of wine.

29 Give unto the Lord the glory due 4 | And he appointed certain of the unto his name : bring an offering, and Levites to minister before the ark of the come before him: worship the Lord in LORD, and to record, and to thank and the beauty of holiness. praise the LORD God of Israel :

30 Fear before him, all the earth: the 5 Asaph the chief, and next to him world also shall be stable, that it be not Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and moved. Jehiei, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with earth rejoice: and let men say among the psalteries and with harps ; but Asaph | nations, The LORD reigneth. made a sound with cymbals;

32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests | thereof : let the fields rejoice, and all that with trumpets continually before the ark is therein. of the covenant of God.

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing 7 9 Then on that day David delivered out at the presence of the Lord, because first this psalm to thank the Lord into he cometh to judge the earth. the hand of Asaph and his brethren. 34 ( give thanks unto the LORD; for he

8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever. upon his name, make known his deeds 35 And say ye, Save us, ( God of our among the people.

salvation, and gather us together, and de9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, liver us from the heathen, that we may talk ye of all his wonderous works. give thanks to thy holy name, and glory

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the in thy praise. heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel

11 Seek the LORD and his strength, for ever and ever. And all the people seek his face continually.

said, Amen, and praised the LORD. 12 Remember his marvellous works 37 | So he left there before the ark of that he hath done, his winders, and the the covenant of the Lord Asaph and his judgments of his mouth;

brethren, to miuister before the ark con15 ( ye seed of Israel his servant, ye tinually, as every day's work required : children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, 14 He is the LORD our God; his judg-threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the ments are in all the earth.

son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: 15 Be ye mindful always of his cove- 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethpant ; the word which he commanded to ren the priests,- before the tabernacle of a thousand generations ;

the Lord in the high place that suas at 16 Even of the covenant which he made Gibeon, with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto the

17 And hath confirmed the same to LORD upon the altar of the burnt-offering Jacob) for a law, and to Israel for an ev- continually morning and evening, and to erlasting covenant,

do according to all that is written in the 18 Saying, Untothee will I give the land law of the LORD, which he commanded of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; Israel;

19 When ye were but tew, even a few, 41 And with them Heman and Jeduand strangers in it.

thun, and the rest that were chosen, who 20 And when thcy went from nation were expressed by name, to give thanks to nation, and froin one kingdom to an- to the LORD, because his mercy endureth other people;

21 Hle suffered no man to do them wrong: 42 And with them Heman and Jeduyea, he reproved kings for their sakes, thun with trumpets and cymbals for those

22 Sanjing, Touch not mine anointed, that should make a sound, and with muand do my prophets no harm.

sical instruments of God. And the sons 23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth ; of Jeduthun were porters. shew forth fronı day to day his salvation. 43 And all the people departed every

24 Declare lis glory among the heathen; man to his house : and David returned to his marvellous works among all nations. bless his house. 25 For great is the Lord, and greatly

CHAP. XVII. to be praised : he also is to be feared a- 3 David forbidden to build God an house, bove all gods.

11 is promised blessings in his sced: 16 26 For all the gods of the people are His prayer and thanksgiving, idols : but the LORD made the heavens. TOW it came to pass, as David sat in

27 Glory and honour are in his presence; his house, that David said to Nastrength and gladness arc in his place. than the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an

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Nathan's message to David. CHAP. XVIII.

David's võctories. 361 house of cedars, but the ark of the cov- while to come, and hast regarded me acenant of the LORD remaineth under cur- cording to the estate of a man of high detains.

gree, O LORD God. 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do 18 What can David speak more to thee all that is in thine heart ; for God is || for the honour of thy servant ? for thou with thee.

knowest thy servant. 3 [And it came to pass the same night, 19 () LORD, for thy servant's sake, and that the word of God came to Nathan, | according to thine own heart, hast thou saying,

done all this greatness, in making known 4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus all these great things. saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me 20 O Lord, there is none like thee, nel an house to dwell in :

ther is there any God beside thee, accord5 For I have not dwelt in an house | ing to all that we have heard with our ears. since the day that I brought up Israel un- 21 And what one nation in the earth is to this day ; but have gone from tent to like thy people Israel, whom God went to tent, and from one tabernacle to another. redeem to be his own people, to make thee

6 Wheresoever I have walked with all a name of greatness and terribleness, by Israel, spake la word to any of the judges | driving out nations from before thy people, of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? people, saying, Why have ye not built 22 For thy people Israel didst thou me an house of cedars?

make thine own people for ever; and 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto | thou, Lord, becamest their God. my servant David, Thus saith the LORD 23 Therefore now, Lord, let the thing of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, that thou hast spoken concerning thy sereven from following the sheep, that thou vant and concerning his house be estaba shouldest be ruler over iny people Israel : | lished for ever, and do as thou hast said.

8 And I have been with thee whither- 24 Let it even be established, that thy soever thou hast walked, and have cut off | name may be magnified for ever, saying, all thine enemies from before thee, and The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, have made thee a name like the name even a God to Israel: and let the house of the great men that are in the earth. of David thy servant be established before

9 Also I will ordain a place for my thee. people Israel, and will plant them, and 25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy they shall dwell in their place, and shall servant that thou wilt build him an house: be moved no more ; neither sliall the there fore thy servant hath found in his children of wickedness waste them any heart to pray before thee. more, as at the beginning,

26 And now, LORD, thou art God, 10 And since the time that I command and hast promised this goodness unto thy ed judges to be over my people Israel. servant : Moreover, I will subdue all thine enemies. 27 Now therefore let it please thee to Furthermore, I tell thee that the LORD | bless the house of thy servant, that it may will build thee an house.

be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, 11 | And it shall come to pass, when | O Lord, and it shall be blessed for ever. thy days be expired that thou must go lo

CHAP. XVIII. be with thy fathers, that I will raise up 1 David subdueth the Philistines, and thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy the Moabites. 3 He smiteth Hadaresous; and I will establish his kingdom. zer, and the Syrians. 12 cle shall build one can beuse, and I Naseroteistie came to pass that

13 I will be his father, and he shall be dued them, and took Gath and her towns my son : and I will not take my mercy out of ihe hand of the Philistines. away from him, as I took it from him that 2 And he smote Moab; and the Moab was before thee:

ites became David's servants, and brought 14 But I will settle him in mine house gifts. and in my kingdom for ever: and his 3 4 And David smote Hadarezer king of throne shall be established for evermore. Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to estab

15 According to all these words, and lish his dominion by the river Euphrates. according to all this vision, so did Nathan 4 And David took from him a thousand speak unto David.

chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, 16 | And David the king came and sat | and twenty thousand footmen: David albefore the LORD, and said, Who am I, 0 so houghed all the chariot-horses, but reLORD God, and what is mine house, that served of them an hundred chariots. thou hast brought me hitherto ?

5 And when the Syrians of Damascus 17 And yet this was a small thing in came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, thine eyes, o God; for thou hast also David slew of the Syrians two and twenty spoken of thy gryant's house for a great thousand mea.

362 Tou congratulateth David. I. CHRONICLES. Hanuni's ungratefuiness.

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria- || that David doth honour thy father, that damascus; and the Syrians became Da- he hath sent comforters unto thee? are vid's servants, and brought gifts. Thus not his servants come unto thee for to the LORD preserved David whitherso- search, and to overthrow, and to spy out ever he went.

the land? 7 And David took the shields of gold 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's serthat were on the servants of Hadarezer, vants, and shaved them, and cut off their and brought them to Jerusalem.

garments in the midst hard by their but 8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from tocks, and sent them away. Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David 5 Then there went certain, and told very much brass, wherewith Solomon || David how the men were served. And made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and he sent to meet them : for the men were the vessels of brass.

greatly ashamed. And the king said, 9 ? Now when Tou king of Hamath || Tarry at Jericho until your beards be heard how David had smitten all the host | grown, and then return. of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

6 s And when the children of Ammon 10 He sent Hadoram his son to king | saw that they had made themselves odious David, to inquire of his welfare, and to to David, Hanun and the children of congratulate him, because he had fought | Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver against Hadarezer, and smitten lim; (for to hire them chariots and horsemen out Hadarezer had warred with Tou;) and of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maawith him all manner of vessels of gold, and chah, and out of Zobah. silver, and brass,

7 So they hired thirty and two thou11 q Them also king David dedicated | sand chariots, and the king of Maachah unto the LORD, with the silver and the and his people, who came and pitched gold that he brought from all these na- before Medeba. And the children of tions; from Edom, and from Moab, and Ammon gathered themselves together from the children of Ammon, and from from their cities, and came to battle. the Philistines, and from Amalek.

8 And when David heard of it, he sent 12 Moreover, Abishai the son of Zer- | Joab, and all the host of the mighty men. uiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of 9 And the children of Ammon came salt eighteen thousand.

out, and put the battle in array before the 13 Y And he put garrisons in Edom ; || gate of the city: and the kings that were and all the Edomites became David's ser- come were by themselves in the field. vants. Thus the LORD preserved David 10 Now when Joab saw that the battle whithersoever he went.

was set against him before and behind, he 14 So David reigned over all Israel, chose out of all the choice of Israel, and and executed judgment and justice among put them in array against the Syrians. all his people.

11. And the rest of the people he deliv15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was ered unto the hand of Abishai his brothover the host; and Jehoshaphat the son er, and they set themselves in array aof Ahilud, recorder ;

gainst the children of Ammon. 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and 12 And he said, If the Syrians be too Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the strong for me, then thou shalt help me : priests; and Shavsha was scribe ; but if the children of Ammon be too

17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was strong for thee, then I will help thee. over the Cherethites and the Peletlites ; 13 Be of good courage, and let us beand the sons of David were chief about || have ourselves valiantly for our people, the king

and for the cities of our God: and let the CHAP. XIX.

Lord do that which is good in his sight. 1 David's messengers sent to comfort 14 So Joab and the people that were

Hamun are disgracefully entreated. 6 | with him drew nigh before the Syrian3 The Ammonites are overcome.

unto the battle ; and they fied before him. NOW row it came to pass after this, that 15 And when the children of Ammon

Nahash the king of the children of saw that the Syrians were fled, they likeAmmon died, and his son reigned in his wise fled before Abishai bis brother, and stead.

entered into the city. Then Joab came 2 And David said, I will shew kindness to Jerusalem. tmto Hanun the son of Nanash, because 16 4 And when the Syrians saw that his father shewed kindness to me. And they were put to the worse before Israel, David sent messengers to confort him they sent messengers, and drew forth the concerning his father. So the servants Syrians that were beyond the river: and of David came into the land of the chil- | Shophach the captain of the host of Hadren of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him. i darezer went before them.

3 But the princes of the children of 17 And it was told David; and he gathAmmon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou !! cred all Israel, and passed over Jordan,

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