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according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Samuel.

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And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (the same is Jebus);

and the Jebusites, the inhabitants 5 of the land, were there. And

the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come in hither. Nevertheless David took

the strong hold of Zion; the 6 same is the city of David. And

David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was made chief.

4 1 David was thirty years old

when he began to reign, and he 5 reigned forty years. In Hebron

he reigned over Judah seven years and six months : and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and

three years over all Israel and 6 Judah. And the king and his

men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land : which spake unto David, saying, 'Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither :

thinking, David cannot come in 7 hither. Nevertheless David took

the strong hold of Zion: the same 8 is the city of David. And Da

vid said on that day, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites, let him get up to the watercourse, 'and smite the lame and the blind, 4 that are hated of David's soul. Wherefore they say, "There are

the blind and the lame; he can9 not come into the house. And

David dwelt in the strong hold, and called it the city of David.

And David built round about 10 from Millo and inward. And

David waxed greater and greater; for the LORD, the God of hosts, was with him.

And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and ma

sons: and they built David an 12 house.

And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

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7 And David dwelt in the strong

hold; therefore they called it the 8 city of David. And he built the

city round about, from Millo even

round about: and Joab 'repaired 9 the rest of the city. And David

waxed greater and greater ; for

the LORD of hosts was with him. 14 2 And Hiram king of Tyre sent

messengers to David, and cedar

trees, and masons, and carpenters, 2 to build him an house. And

David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Israel's sake.

1 Heb. revived.
2 i Chr. xi. 10—-xii., 40, see pages 49–

53.

i Chr. xiii., see page II.

1 See i Chr. xxix. 26–28.

2 Or, Thou shalt not come in hither, but the blind and the lame shall turn thee away

3 Or, and as for the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul

4 Another reading is, that hate David's soul.

5 Or, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house

13 And David took him more 3 And David took more wives

concubines and wives out of Je- at Jerusalem : and David begat rusalem, after he was come from 4 more sons and daughters. And Hebron: and there were yet sons these are the names of the chil

and daughters born to David. dren which he had in Jerusalem; 14 And these be the names of those Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan,

that were born unto him in Je- 5 and Solomon; and Ibhar, and

rusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, 6 Elishua, and Elpelet; and Nogah, 15 and Nathan, and Solomon, and 7 and Nepheg, and Japhia; and

Ibhar, and Elishua; and Nepheg, Elishama, and Beeliada, and 16 and Japhia ; and Elishama, and Eliphelet.

Eliada, and Eliphelet. 17 And when the Philistines heard 8 And when the Philistines heard

that they had anointed David king that David was anointed king over over Israel, all the Philistines all Israel, all the Philistines went went up to seek David; and up to seek David: and David heard

David heard of it, and went down of it, and went out 'against them. 18 to the hold. Now the Phili- 9 Now the Philistines had come

stines had come and spread them- and made a raid in the valley of

selves in the valley of Rephaim. \ 10 Rephaim. And David inquired v 19 And David inquired of the LORD, of God, saying, Shall I go up

saying, Shall I go up against the against the Philistines? and wilt Philistines ? wilt thou deliver thou deliver them into mine them into mine hand? And the v hand? And the LORD said unto LORD said unto David, Go up: him, Go up; for I will deliver

for I will certainly deliver the II them into thine hand. So they 20 Philistines into thine hand. And came up to Baal-perazim, and

David came to Baal-perazim, David smote them there; and and David smote them there; David said, God hath 2 broken and he said, The LORD hath mine enemies by mine hand, like broken mine enemies before me, the breach of waters. Therefore like the breach of waters. There- they called the name of that

fore he called the name of that 12 place 3 Baal-perazim. And they 21 place Baal-perazim. And they left their gods there; and David

left their images there, and gave commandment, and they
David and his men took them were burned with fire.
away.
And the Philistines came up 13

And the Philistines yet again yet again, and spread themselves 14 made a raid in the valley. And 23 in the valley of Rephaim. And David inquired again of God;

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when David inquired of the and God said unto him, Thou LORD, he said, Thou shalt not shalt not go up after them: turn go up: make a circuit behind away from them, and come upon

them, and come upon them over them over against the “mulberry 24 against the mulberry trees. And 15 trees. And it shall be, when thou

it shall be, when thou hearest hearest the sound of marching in

i Or, broken forth upon mine enemies
2 That is, The place of breakings forth.
3 Or, balsam trees

i Or, before
2 Or, broken forth upon mine enemies
3 That is, The place of breakings forth.
4 Or, balsam trees

our

the sound of marching in the

the tops of the mulberry trees, tops of the mulberry trees, that

that then thou shalt go out to then thou shalt bestir thyself:

battle: for God is gone out befor then is the LORD gone out be

fore thee to smite the host of the fore thee to smite the host of the V16 Philistines. And David did as V 25 Philistines. And David did so,

God commanded him: and they as the LORD commanded him;

smote the host of the Philistines and smote the Philistines from 17 from Gibeon even to Gezer. And Geba until thou come to Gezer.

the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought

the fear of him upon all nations. 13

And David consulted with the captains of thousands and of hundreds, even with every

leader. 2 And David said unto all the

assembly of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and if it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad every where unto brethren that are left in all the ? land of Israel, 'with whom the priests and Levites are in their cities that have suburbs, that

they may gather themselves unto 3 us : and let us bring again the

ark of our God to us: for we

sought not unto it in the days of 4 Saul. And all the assembly said

that they would do so: for the

thing was right in the eyes of all 6 And David again gathered to- 5 the people. So David assembled

gether all the chosen men of all Israel together, from Shihor 2 Israel, thirty thousand. And the brook of Egypt even unto the

David arose, and went with all entering in of Hamath, to bring the people that were with him, the ark of God from Kiriathfrom Baale Judah, to bring up 6 jearim. And David went up, from thence the ark of God, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, which is called by the Name, to Kiriath-jearim, which belongeven the name of the LORD of ed to Judah, to bring up from

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hosts that 'sitteth upon the che- thence the ark of God, the LORD 3 rubim. And they set the ark that sitteth upon the cherubim,

of God upon a new cart, and 5 which is called by the Name. brought it out of the house of 7 And they carried the ark of God Abinadab that was in 3 the hill: upon a new cart, and brought it

1 Heb. whereupon is called the Name.
2 Or, dwelleth between
3 Or, Gibeah

1 Heb. lands.

2 Or, and with them to the priests and Levites which are & C.

3 Or, pasture lands
4 Or, that dwelleth between
5 Or, where the Name is called on

and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of out of the house of Abinadab :

Abinadab, drave the new cart. and Uzza and Ahio drave the 4 And they brought it out of the 8 cart. And David and all Israel

house of Abinadab, which was played before God with all their in 'the hill, with the ark of God: might: even with songs, and

and Ahio went before the ark. with harps, and with psalteries, 5 And David and all the house of and with timbrels, and with cym

Israel played before the LORD 9 bals, and with trumpets. And with all manner of instruments when they came unto the threshmade of fir wood, and with harps, ing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth and with psalteries, and with his hand to hold the ark; for the tinibrels, and with 3 castanets, V10 oxen 'stumbled.

And the anger 6 and with cymbals. And when of the LORD was kindled against

they came to the threshing-floor Uzza, and he smote him, because of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his he put forth his hand to the ark: hand to the ark of God, and and there he died before God.

took hold of it; for the oxen 11 And David was displeased, be7 stumbled. And the anger of cause the LORD had broken 15 And David made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared 2 a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. Then David

the LORD was kindled against forth upon Uzza: and he called Uzzah; and God smote him there that place 'Perez-uzza, unto this

for his $error; and there he died v12 day. And David was afraid of 8 by the ark of God. And David God that day, saying, How shall

was displeased, because the LORD I bring the ark of God home to had broken forth upon Uzzah : 13 me? So David removed not the

and he called that place ® Perez- ark unto him into the city of 9 uzzah, unto this day. And Da- David, but carried it aside into

vid was afraid of the LORD that the house of Obed-edom the Gitday; and he said, How shall the 14 tite. And the ark of God re

ark of the LORD come unto me? mained with the family of Obed10 So David would not remove the edom in his house three months:

ark of the LORD unto him into and the LORD blessed the house the city of David; but David of Obed-edom, and all that he

carried it aside into the house of had. II Obed-edom the Gittite. And the

ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obed-edom, and all his house.

1 Or, were restive Or, threw it down
2 That is, The breach of Uzza.

? Or, Gibeah
3 Or, cypress
3 Or, sistra
4 Or, were restive Or, threw it down
5 Or, rashness
6 That is, The breach of Uzzah.

said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites : for them

hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto 3 him for ever.

And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto its place, which he had prepared for it. 4, 5 And David gathered together the sons of Aaron, and the Levites : of

the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and 6 twenty: of the sons of Merari ; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two 7 hundred and twenty: of the sons of Gershom ; Joel the chief, and his 8 brethren an hundred and thirty: of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah 9 the chief, and his brethren two hundred: of the sons of Hebron; 10 Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore: of the sons of Uzziel; 11 Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve. And

David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, 12 for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, and

said unto them, Ye are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites : sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring

up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, unto the place that I have 13 prepared for it. For because ye bare it not at the first, the LORD

our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not according 14 to the ordinance. So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves 15 to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel. And the children

of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves

thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD. 16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren

the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, 17 sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy. So the Levites

appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the

son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the 18 son of Kushaiah; and with them their brethren of the second degree,

Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni,

Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, 19 and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers. So the

singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were appointed, with cymbals of 20 brass to sound aloud; and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth,

and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with 21 psalteries set to 'Alamoth; and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and

Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps set 22 to 2the Sheminith, to lead. And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was

over 3the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful. 23, 24 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark. And

Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.

i See Ps. xlvi. title. 2 See Ps. vi. title.

3 Or, the carrying of the ark Heb. the lifting up.

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