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38 And the king said unto his ser- 9 And David answered Rechab and vants, Know ye not that there is a Baanah bis brother, the sons of prince and a great man fallen this Rimmon the Beerothite, and said day in Israel ?

unto them, As the Lord liveth, who 39 And I am this day weak, though hath redeemed my soul out of all anointed king; and these men the adversity, eons of Zeruiah be too hard for me; 10 When one told me, saying, Bethe Lord shall reward the doer of hold, Saul is dead, thinking to have evil according to his wickedness. brought good tidings, I took hold of CHAPTER IV.

him, and slew him in Ziklag; who The Israelites slay Ish-bosheth. thought that I would have given him ND when Saul's son heard that a reward for his tidings;

Abper was dead in Hebron, bis 11 How much more, when wicked hands were feeble, and all the Israel- men have slain a righteous person in ites were troubled.

his own house upon his bed ? sball 2 And Saul's son had two men that I not therefore now require his blood were captains of bands; the name of of your hand, and take you away the one was Baanah, and the name from the earth ? of the other Rechab, the sons of Rim- 12 And David commanded his mon a Beerothite, of the children of young men, and they slew them, Benjamin; (for Beeroth also was and cut off their hands and their reckoned to Benjamin;

feet, and banged them up over the 3 And the Beerothites fled to Git- pool in Hebron. But they took the taim, and were sojourners there until head of Ish-bosheth, and buried it this day.)

in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron. 4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a

CHAPTER V. son that was lame of his feet. He

David anointed king of Israel-Darid's age was five years old when the tidings

He taketh Zion-Darid smileth Ure Phí came of Saul and Jonathan out of lirlines,

WHEN came all the tribes of Isand fled, and it came to pass, as she rael to David unto Hebron, and made haste to flee, that he fell, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy became lame. And his name bone and thy flesh. Mephibosbeth.

2 Also in time past, when Saul was 5 And the sons of Rimmon the king over us, thou wast he that led. Beerothite, Rechah and Baanah, dest out and broughtest in Israel; went, and came about the heat of and the Lord said to thee, Thou the (lay to the house of Ish-bosheth, shalt feed my people Israel, and who lay on a bed at noon.

thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 6 And they came thither into the 3 So all the elders of Israel camo midst of the house, as though they to the king to Hebron; and king would have fetched whent; and they David made a league with them in smote him under the fifth rib; and Hebron before the Lord; and they Rechab and Baanah his brother es- anointed David king over Israel. caped.

4 David was thirty years old when 7 For when they came into the he began to reign, and he reigned house, he lay on his bed in his beil- forty years. chamber, and they sinote him, and 5 In llebron he reigned over Juslew him, and beheaded him, and dah seven years and six months; took his head, and gat them away and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty through the plain all night.

and three years over all Israel aad 8 And they brought the head of Judah. Ish-bosheth unto David to Hebron, 6 And the king and his men went and said to the king, Behold the to Jerusalem into the Jebusites, the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul inhabitants of the land; which spako thine enemy, which sought thy life; unto David, saying, Except thou take and the Lord hath avenged my lord away the blind and the lame, thou the king this day of Saul, and of his shalt not come in hither; thinking, seed.

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7 Nevertheless, David took the | he called the name of that place strong hold of Zion; the same is Baal-peraziin. the city of David.

21 And there they left their images, 8 And David said on that day, and David and his men burned them. Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, 22 And the Philistines came up yet and smiteth the Jebusites, and the again, and spread themselves in the lame and the blind, that are hated of valley of Rephaim. David's soul, he shall be chief and 23 And when David inquired of captain. Wherefore they said, The the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go blind and the lame shall not come up; but fetch a compass behind them, into the house.

and come upon them over against the 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and mulberry trees. called it the city of David. And 24 And let it be, when thou hearDavid built round about from Millo est the sound of a going in the tops and inward.

of the mulberry trees, that then thou 10 And David went on, and grew shalt bestir thyself; for then sball great, and the Lord God of hosts the Lord go out before thee, to smite was with bim.

the host of the Philistines. 11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent 25 And David did so, as the Lord messengers to David, and cedar-trees, had commanded him; and smote the and carpenters, and inasons; and

Philistines from Geba until thou come they built David a house.

to Gazer. 12 And David perceived that the

CHAPTER VI.
Lord had established him king over
Israel, and that he had exalted his

David fetcheth the ark from Kirjath-jearim

--Urrah is smitten--Duvid bringing the kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

ark into Zion-He placeth it in a taber 13 And David took him more con- nacle. eubines and wives out of Jerusalem, GAIN, David gathered together after he was come from Hebron ; and all the chosen men of Israel, there were yet sons and daughters thirty thousand. born to David.

2 And David arose, and went with 14 And these be the names of those all the people that were with him that were born unto him in Jerusa- from Baale of Judah, to bring up lem; Shammuah, and Shobab, and from thence the ark of God, whose Nathan, and Solomon,

name is called by the name of the 15 Ibhar also, and Elisbua, and Lord of hosts that dwelleth between Nephes, and Japhia,

the cherubim. 16 And Elisbama, and Eliada, and 3 And they set the ark of God Eliphalet.

upon a new cart, and brought it out 17 But when the Philistines heard of the house of Abinadab that was that they had anointed David king in Gibeah; and Uzzah and Abio, over Israel, all the Philistines came the sons of Abinadab, drave the new up to seek David; and David heard cart. of it, and went down to the hold. 4 And they brought it out of the

18 The Philistines also came and house of Abinadab which was at spread themselves in the valley of Gibeah, accompanying the ark of Rephain.

God; and Ahio went before the ark. 19 And David inquired of the 5 And David and all the house of Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Israel played before the Lord on all Philistines? wilt thou deliver them manner of instruments made of fir into mine hand? And the Lord said wood, even on barps, and on psalteunto David, Go up; for I will doubt- ries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, less deliver the Philistines into thine and on cymbals. band.

6 And when they came to Nachon's 20 And David came to Baal-pe-threshing-floor, Uzzah put forth his razim, and David smote them there, hand to the ark of God, and took and said, The Lord hath broken hold of it; for the oxen shook it. forth upon mine enemies before me, 7 And the anger of the Lord was as the breach of waters. Therefore I kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error; and flagon of wine. So all the people there he died by the ark of God. departed every one to bis house.

8 And David was displeased, be- 20 Then David returned to bless his cause the Lord bad made a breach household. And Michal the daughupon Uzzah; and be called the name ter of Saul came out to meet David, of the place Perez-uzzah to this day, and said, How glorious was the king

9 And David was afraid of the Lord of Israel to-day, who uncovered hin. that day, and said, How shall the ark self to-day in the eyes of the hand. of the Lord come to me?

maids of his servants, as one of the 10 So David would not remove the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth ark of the Lord unto him into the himself! city of David; but David carried it 21 And David said unto Michal, It aside into the house of Obed-edom was before the Lord, which chose me the Gittite.

before thy father, and before all his 11 And the ark of the Lord con- house, to appoint me ruler over the tinued in the house of Obed-edom people of the Lord, over Israel; the Gittite three months; and the therefore will I play before the Lord. Lord blessed Obed-edom, and all his 22 And I will yet be more vile than household.

thus, and will be base in mine own 12 And it was told king David, sight; and of the maid-servants saying, The Lord hath blessed the which thou hast spoken of, of them house of Obed-edom, and all that shall I be had in honour. pertaineth unto him, because of the 23 Therefore Michal the daughter ark of God. So David went and of Saul bad no child unto the day of brought up the ark of God from the her death. house of Obed-edom into the city of

CHAPTER VII. David with gladness.

David desireth to build a house unto God 13 And it was so, that when they God forbiddeth him-Darid's prayer. that bare the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen king sat in his house, and the and fatlings.

Lord had given him rest round about 14 And David danced before the from all his enemies; Lord with all his might; and David 2 That the king said unto Nathan was girded with a linen ephod. the prophet, See, now, I dwell in a

15 So David and all the house of house of cedar, but the ark of God Israel brought up the ark of the dwelleth within curtains. Lord with shouting, and with the 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, sound of the trumpet.

do all that is in thine heart; for the 16 And as the ark of the Lord came Lord is with thee. into the city of David, Michal Saul's 4 And it came to pass that night, daughter looked through a window, that the word of the Lord came unto and saw king David leaping and Nathan, saying, dancing before the Lord; and she 5 Go and tell my serrant David, despised him in her heart.

Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build 17 And they brought in the ark of me a house for me to dwell in ? the Lord, and set it in his place, in

6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any the midst of the tabernacle that Da- house since the time that I brought vid hud pitched for it; and David up the children of Israel out of offered burnt offerings and peace offer- Egypt, even to this day, but have ings before the Lord.

walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 18 And as soon as David had made 7 In all the places wherein I bare an end of offering burnt offerings and walked with all the children of Israel peace offerings, he blessed the people spake I a word with any of the tribes in the name of the Lord of hosts. of Israel, whom I commanded to feed

19 And he dealt among all the peo- / my people Israel, saving. Why build ple, even among the whole multitude ye noi me a house of cedar? of Israel, as well to the women as 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say men, to every one a cake of bread, unto my servant David, Thus saith and a good piece of flesh, and a the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the 21 For thy word's sake, and acsheep. to be ruler over my people, cording to thine own heart, bast thou over Israel ;

done all these great things, to make 9 And I was with thee whitherso- thy servant know them. ever thou wentest, and have cut off 22 Wherefore thou art great, O all thine enemies out of thy sight, Lord God; for there is none like and have made thee a great name, thee, neither is there any God belike unto the name of the great men sides thee, according to all that we that are in the earth.

have heard with our ears. 10 Moreover I will appoint a place 23 And what one nation in the for my people Israel, and will plant earth is like thy people, even like Isthem, that they may dwell in a place rael, whom God went to redeem for of their own, and move no more ; a people to himself, and to make him neither shall the children of wicked- a name, and to do for you great ness afflict them any more, as before things and terrible, for thy land, hetime,

fore thy people, which thou redeem11 And as since the time that Iedst to thee from Egypt, from the commanded judges to be over my nations and their gods? people Israel, and have caused thee 24 For thou hast confirmed to thyto rest from all thine enemies. Also self thy people Israel to be a people the Lord telleth thee that he will unto thee for ever; and thou, Lord, make thee a bouse.

art become their God. 12 And when thy days be fulfilled, 25 And now, O Lord God, the word and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, that thou hast spoken concerning thy I will set up thy seed after thee, servant, and concerning his house, which shall proceed out of thy bow- establish it for ever, and do as thou els, and I will establish his kingdom. hast said.

13 He shall build a house for my 26 And let thy name be magnified Dame, and I will stablish the throne for ever, saying, Tbe Lord of hosts of his kingdom for ever.

is the God over Israel; and let the 14 I will be his father, and he shall house of thy servant David be estabbe my son. If he commit iniquity, lished before thee. I will cbasten him with the rod of 27 For thou, O Lord of hosts, God men, and with the stripes of the chil- of Israel, hast revealed to thy serdren of men.

vant, saying, I will build thee a 15 But my mercy shall not depart house; therefore bath thy servant away from him, as I took it from found in his heart to

pray
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prayer Saul, whom I put away before thee. unto thee.

16 And thine house and thy king- 28 And now, O Lord God, thou art dom shall be established for ever that God, and thy words be true, and before thee; thy throne shall be es- thou hast promised this goodness tablished for ever.

unto thy servant; 17 According to all these words, 29 Therefore now let it please thee and according to all this vision, so to bless the house of thy servant, that did Nathan speak unto David. it may continue for ever before thee;

18 Then went king David in, and for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it; sat before the Lord, and he said, and with thy blessing let the house Who am I, O Lord God? and what of thy servant be blessed for ever. is my house, that thou hast brought

CITAPTER VIII. me bitherto ?

Darid smileth the Philistines, the Moalites, 19 And this was yet a small thing

Hadadezer, and the Syrians - David's ip thy sight, O Lord God; but thou

officers. bast apoken also of thy servant's bocse for a great while to come. David smote the Philistines, And is this the manner of man, o and subdued them; and David took Lord God?

Metheg-ammah out of the hand of 20 And what can David say more the Philistines. unto thee? for thou, Lord God, know- 2 And he smote Moab, and mea. est thy servant.

sured them with a line, casting them

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down to the ground; even with two servants. And the Lord preserved lines measured he to put to death, and David whithersoever he went. with one full line to keep alive. And 15 And David reigned over all Is80 the Moabites became David's ser- rael; and David executed judgment vants, and brought gifts.

and justice unto all his people. 3 David smote also Hadadezer, the 16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he was over the host; and Jehoshapbat went to recover his border at the river the son of Ahilud was recorder; Euphrates.

17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, 4 And David took from him a thou- and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, sand chariots, and seven hundred were the priests; and Seraiah was the horsemen, and twenty thousand foot-scribe; men; and David houghed all the 18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoi. chariot horses, but reserved of them ada was over both the Cherethites for a hundred chariots.

and the Pelethites; and David's song 5 And when the Syrians of Da- | were chief rulers. mascus came to succour Hadadezer

CHAPTER IX. king of Zobah, David slew of the

David sendeth for Mephibosheth and restor Syrians two and twenty thousand

eth him al Dial was Saul's. men.

ND David said, Is there yet any

that is left of the house of Saul, of Damascus; and the Syrians be- that I may show him kindness for came servants to David, and brought Jonathan's sake ? gifts. And the Lord preserved Da- 2 And there was of the house of vid whithersoever he went.

Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. 7 And David took the shields of And when they had called him unto gold that were on the servants of David, the king said unto him, Art Hadadezer, and brought them to thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant Jerusalem.

is he. 8 And from Betah, and from Bero- 3 And the king said, Is there not thai, cities of Hadadezer, king David yet any of the house of Saul, that I took exceeding much brass.

may show the kindness of God unto 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard him? And Ziba said unto the king, that David bad smitten all the hosts Jonathan hath yet a son, whieh is of Hadadezer,

lame on his feet, 10 Then Toi gent Joram his son 4 And the king said unto him, unto king David, to salute him, and Where is he? And Ziba said unto to bless him, because he had fought the king, Behold, he is in the house against Hadadezer, and smitten him; of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. Lo-debar. And Joram brought with him vessels 5 Then king David sent, and fetched of silver, and vessels of gold, and him out of the house of Machir, the vessels of brass ;

son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar, 11 Which also king David did dedi- 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son cate unto the Lord, with the silver of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was and gold that he had dedicated of all come unto David, he fell on his face, nations which he subdued ;

and did reverence. And David said, 12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of Mephibosheth. And he answered, the children of Ammon, and of the Behold thy servant ! Philistines, and of Amalek, and of 7 And David said unto him, Fear the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, not; for I will surely show thee kind. king of Zobah.

ness for Jonathan thy father's sake, 13 And David gat him a name when and will restore thee all the land of he returned from smiting of the Saul thy father: and thou shalt eat Syrians in the valley of salt, being bread at my table continually. eighteen thousand men.

8. And he bowed himself, and said, 14 And he put garrisons in Edom; What is thy servant, that thou throughout all Edom put he garrisons, shouldest look upon such a dead dog and all they of Edom became David's | as I am ?

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