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David takein Zion.

11. SAMUEL Ile smitcth the Philistine!: Baanah his brother, the son of Riin-, 12 And David. perceived that the mon the Beerothite, and said unto 1.ORD bad established him king over them, As the LORD liveth, who hath Israel, and that he had exalted his redeemed my soul out of all adversity, kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

10 When one told me, saying, Be 13 And David took him more bold, Saul is dead, thinking to bave concubines and wives out of Jerusabrouybt good tidings, I too hold or lem, aiter he was come from Hebron: him, and slew bim in Ziklag, who and there were yet sons and danghters thought that I wound have given him born to David. a reward for his tidings:

14 And these be the names of those 11 How much more, when wicked that were born unto bim in Jerusamen bave slain a righteous person in lem ; Shammuah, and Shobah, and his own house upon his bed shall ! Nathan, and Solonion, not therefore now require his blood 15 Ibhar also, and Élisbua, and Neof your hand, and take you away from pheg, and Japhia, the earth?

16 And Elishama, and Eliada, ant 12 And David commanded his young Elipbalet. men, and they slew them, and cut off 17 . But when the Philistines heard their hands and their feet, an i hanged that they had anointed David king them up over the pool in Hebron. But over Israel, all the Philistines came they took the head of Ish-bosheth, up to seek David; and David heard of and buried it in the sepulcbre of Ab-it, and went down to the bold. ner in Hebron.

18 The Philistines also came and CHAP. V.

spread themselves in the valley of Then came all the tribes of Israel Reptuaim.

19 And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Bebold, we are thy bone and saying, Sbali I go up to the Philise thy flesh.

tines wilt thou deliver them into 2 Also in time past, when Saul was mine hand? And the LORD said unto king over us, thou wası he that led- David, Go up: for I will doubtiess delest out and broughtest in Israel : and liver the Philistines into thine hand. the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt 20 And David came to Baal-perazim, feed my people Israel, and thou shalt and David smote them there, and said be a captain over Israel.

The LORD hath broken forth upon 3 So all tbe elders of Israel came to mine enemies before me, as the breach the king to Hebron: and king David of waters. Therefore he called the made a league with them in Hebron name of that place Baal-peraziın. before the LORD : and they anointed 21 And there they left their images, David king over Israel.

and David and his men burned thein. 4. David was thirty years old when 22 T And the Philistines came up he began to reign, and he reigned yet again, and spread themselves in forty years.

The valiey of Rephaim. 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah 23 And when David inquired of the seven years and six months : and in LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up: Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three but fetch a compass behind thein, and years over all Israel and Judah.

come upon tbem over against the 6 And the king and his men went mulberry-trees. to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the 24 And let it be, when thou hearest inhabitants of the land : wbich spake the sound of a going in the tops of the unto David, saying, Except thou take mulberry-trees, that then thou shalt away the blind and the lame, thou bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD shalt not come in hither thinking, go out before thee, to smite the host David cannot coine in hither.

of the Philistines. 7 Nevertheless, David took the strong 25 And David did so, as the LORD hold of Zion: the same is the city of bad commanded him ;'and smote the David.

Philistines from Geba until thou come 8 And David said on that day, Whoto Gazer. soever getretb up to the gutter, and

CHAP. VI. sıniteth the Jebusites, and the lame A GAIN,, David gathered together and the blind, that arc hated of Da- all the chosen men of Israel, thirvid's soul, he shall be chief and captain. ty thousand. Wherefore they said, The blind and ? And David arose, and went with the lame shall not come into the all the people that were with him from bouse,

Baale of Judah, to bring up from So David dwelt in the fort, and thence the ark of God, whose name is called it the city of David. And Da- called by the name of the LORD of vid built round about from Millo and hosts that dwelleth between the che inward.

rubims. 10 And David went on, and grew 3 And they set the ark of God upon great, and the LORD God of hosts was a new cart, and brougbt it out of the with him.

house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah : 11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent and Uzzah and Abio, the sons of Ahi. messengers to David, and cedar-trees, nadab, drave the new cart. and carpenters, and masons : agd they 4 And they brought it out of the

The ark brought to Jerusalem. CHAP.VI. God's promise to Rats beab, accoinpanying the ark of God: bis houselinld. And Michal the daugh.. and Ahio went betore be ask.

ter of Saul came out to nieet David, 5 And David and all the house or und sad, How glorious was the king of Israel played helore the LORD on altsrael to-day, who uncovered himself ruanner insertentents made of for-to-day, in the eyes of the handmaids of wood, even on tarps, and on psalteries, his servants, as one of the rain rellows and on timbrels, and on coroets, and shamelessiy uncovereth limself on cymbals.

91 ind David said unto Michal, I! 6 T And when they came to Nachon's was before the LORD, which cbose me thresbing-floor, Uzzah put forth his before any father, and before all lus hand to che ark of God, and wok bold house, to appoint me ruler over the of it; for the oxen shook it.

people of the LC), over Israel: there 7 And the anger of the LORD was tore will I play belore the LORD. kindled against Uzzab; and God smnnte 22 And I will vet be more vile than hit there for his error; and there he thus, and will be lorse in mine own died by the ark of God.

sight: and of the maid-servants which g And David was displeased, because thou hast spoken of, of them shall I the LORD had made a breach upon be bad in honour. Uzzah: and he caled the name of the 23 Therefore Michal the daughter place Perez-uzzah to this day. of Saul had no child until the day of

9 And David was afraid of the LORD her atb. that day, and said, How shall the ark

CHAP.VI. of the LORD come to me? 10 So David would not remove the AND I caine to pass, when the

king sat in his bouse, and the ark of the LORD unto him into the city LORD had given him rest round about of David: but David carried it aside som all his enemics; into the house of Obed-edom the That the king said unto Nathan Gittite.

the prophet, See now, I dwell in an 11 And the ark of the LORD contı- house of cedar, but the ark of God nued in the house of Obed-edom the dwelleth within curtains. Gittite three months: and the LORD 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, blessed Obed-edom, and all his bouse- do all that is in thine heart ; lor cue bold.

LORD is with thee. 12 q And it was told king David, say. And it came to pass that night, ing, The LORD hath blessed the bouse that the word of the LORD came unto of Obed-edom and all that pertaineth Nathan, saying, unto him, because of the ark of God. 5 Go and tell my servant David, So David went and brought up the ark Thus saith the LORD, Shait thou build of God from the house of Obed-edom ine an bouse for me to well in into the city of David with gladness. 6 Whereas I bave not dwelt in any

13 And it was so, that when they bouse since the tine that I brought that bare the ark the LORD had up the children of Israel oui o Egypt, gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and even to this day, but have walked in fatlings.

a tent and in a tabernacle. 14 And David danced before the 7 in all the places wherein I base 2.ORD with all his might; and David walked with all the children of Israel was girded with a linen ephod. spake 1 a word with any of the trites

Is So David and all the house of Is- of Israel, whom I commanded to feel rael b.ought up the ark or the LORD my people is ael, saying, why build with shouting, and with the sound of ye not me an bouse of cedar? the trumpet.

8 Now therefore so shalt thou say 16 And as tbe ark of the LORD came into my servant David, Thus saith te into the city of David, Michal, Saul's LORD of hosts, I took the froin the daughter, looked through a window, sheep-cote, from following the sheep, and saw king David leaping and dan- to be ruler over ny people, over cing before the LORD ; and she despi- Israel. sed him in her heart.

9 And I was with thee whitherso17 1. And they brought in the ark ever thou wentest, and have cut off all of the LORD, and set it in his place, in thine enemies out of thy sight, and the midst of the tabernacle ibat David have made thee a great name, like had pitched for it: and David offered unto the name of the great men that burnt-offerings and peace-otferings be- are in the earth. fore the LORD.

10 Moreover I will appoint a place 18 And as soon as David had made for my people Israel, and will plant an end of offering burnt-offerings and them, that they may dwell in a place peace-offerings, he blessed the people of their own, and move no more, nei in the name of the LORD of hosts. ther shall the children of wickedness

19 And he dealt among all the peo- afflict them any more, as beforetime, ple, even among the whole multitude 11 And as since the time that I comof Israel, as well to the women as men, manded judges to be over my people to every one a cake of bread, and a Israel, and have caused thee to resgood piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine from all tbine enemies. Also the

LORD Šn all the people departed every one telleth thee ibat be will make tbee az co bis house.


Dad's prayer and thanksgiving. II. SAMUEL. Pe subdueth the Philistines and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, thou hast promised this goodness unce 'I will set up thy seed after thee, which thy servant : sball proceed out of thy bowels, and 29 Therefore now let it please thee I will establish his kingdom.

to bless the house of thy servant, that 13 He shall build an house for my it may continue for ever before tbee : Dame, and I will stablish the throne for thou, O LORD God, hast spoken of his kingdom for ever.

il: and with thy blessing let the house 14. I will be his father, and he shall of thy servant he blessed for ever. be my son. If he commit iniquity, I

CHAP. Sul. will chasten hin, with the rod of me: I AND after fuis it came !0: pass, and with the stripes of the children of that inen:

and subducd them: and David tock 15 But my mercy shall not depart Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the away from him, as I took it from Saul, Philistines. whom I put away before thee.

2 And he smote Moab, and measu16 And thine bouse and thy kingdom red chem with a line, casting them shall be established for ever before down to the ground ; even with two ihee: thy throne shall be established lines measured he lo put to death, and for ever.

with one full line io keep alive. And 17 According to all these words, and so the Moabites became David's seraccording to all this vision, so did Na vants, and brought giits. than speak unto David.

3 David smote also Hadadezer, the 18 Tben went king David in, and son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he et before the LORD, and he said, who went to recover bis border at the river am !, O LORD God and what is my Eupbrates. house, that thou hast brought ine bi. 4 And David took from bim a thou. therto?

sand chariots, and seven bundred 19 And this was yet a small thing in borsemen, and twenty thousand fooi-, thy sight, O LORD God; but shou bast men : and David houghed all the chaspoken also of thy servant's bouse for riot-lorses, but reserved of them for an a great while to come. And is this toe bundred chariots. manner of man, O LORD God :

5 And when the Syrians of Damas. 90 And what can David say more cus canie to succour Hadadezer king upto thee? for thou, LORD God, of Zorah, David slew of tbe Syrians nowes: thy servant.

two and twenty thousand men. 21 For thy word's sake, and accord o Then David put garrisons in Syria ing to thine own heart, hast thou dose of Damascus: and the Syrians became all these great things, to make thy servants to David, and brougbt gifts. Sertant know them.

And the LORD preserved David whi. 22 Wherefore thou art great, othersoever be went. JORD God for there is none like thee, 7 And David took the shields of gold neither is there any God besides thee, that were ou the servants of Hadad. according to all that we have heard ezer, and brought them to Jerusalen. with our ears.

8 Aud from Betah, and from Bero93 And wbat one nation in the earth thai, cities of Hadadezer, king David is like thy people, corn like Israel, took exceeding much brass. whom God went to redeem for a peo 9 When Toi king of Hamath ple to bimself, and to make him a heard that David bad smitten all the name, and to do for you great things, bost of Hadadezer, and terrible, for ths land, before thy 10 Then Toi sent Joram his son un. people, which thou se teemedst to thee to king David, to salute him, and to tom Egypt, from the nations and bless him, because he had fought itheir gods?

gainst Hidadezer, and smitten him. 94 For tbou last confirmed to thy- for Hadadezer bad wars with Toi. self thy people Israel to be a people And Joram brought with him vessels unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, of silver, anıl vessels of gold, and ve art become their God.

sels of brass : 25 And now, () LORD God, the word 11 Which also king David did ded, that thou hast spoken concerning thy cate unto the LORD, with the silver servant, and concerning his house, and gold that he had dedicated or ala establish it for ever, and do as thou nations which he subdued ; last said.

12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the 26 And let thy name be magnified children of Amon, and of the Philis for ever, saying, The LORD of bosts tines, and of Amalek, and of the sport as the God over Israel: and let the of Hadadezer, son of Retos, king of house of thy servant David be esta Zobah. blished betore thee.

13 And David gat liim a name when 97 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God be returned from sunting of the Syof Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, rians in the ralley of Salt, being eiga saying, I will build thee an house: teen thousand men. therefore hath tay setvant touni in 14 | And be put garrisons in Edom; his heart to pray thus prayer unto throughout al: Edoia put be garrisons thee,

and all they of Edoir. became David's 29 And now, O LORD God, thou art servants. And the LORD preserved flat God, and thy words be true, and David wbithersoever he went

Tarold restoreth Mirritasheth. CHAP. IX, X.

Hanun's vigang.c 15 And David reigned over all Is-, that dwelt in the house of Ziba were rael: and David exccuted judgment servants unto Mephibosheth. sad justice unto aid his people.

13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jeru16 And Joab the son of Zerusah was salem : for he did eat continually at over the bast: and Jehostaphat the the king's table and was laine on son of Ahilud aas recorder;

borb his feet. 17 And Zadok the son of Abitub,

CU AP. X. and Abimelech the son of Abiathar AND it caire to pass after this, that the scribe:

mon died, and Hanun bis son reigoed 18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his stead. was over both the Cherethites and 9 Thon said David, I will sbew kindthe Pele: bites: and David's sons were nessunto Hanon the son of Nabash, chief Rulers.

as his father sbewed kindness unto CHAP. IX.

me. And David sent to comfort him, AND ND David said, is there yet any by the band of his servants, for bis

that is left ot the house of Saul, Cather. And David's servants came inthat I may shew himu kindness for Jo-to the land of the children of Aminon. Lathari's sake

3 And the proces of the children of 2 And there was of the house of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Saul, a serrant whose naine was Ziba. Tbinkest tbou that David doth honour And when they bad called him unto thy father, that he hath sent comDavid, the king said unto bim, Art forters unto thee? nath not David thou Ziba? And he said, Tby servant rather sent his servants unto thee, to is lic.

search the city, and to spy it out, and 3 And the king said, Is there not to overthrow it? yet any of the bonse of Saul, that 1 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's may shew the kindness of God unto servants, and shaved off the one halt bim? And Ziba said unto the king, Jo- of their beards, and cut off their garnathan hath yet a son, which is lame inents in the middle, even to their on his feet.

buttocks, and sent them away. 4 And the king said unto him, 5 When they told u unto David, he Where is he? And Ziba said unto the sent to meet them, because the men king, Behold, he is in the bouse of Ma- were greatly ashamed. And the king cbir, tbe son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar. said, Tarry at Jericho until your 5. Then king David sent, and letch- beards he grown, and then return. ed bim out of the house of Machir, the 6 And when the children of Ammon son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. saw that they stank before David, the

6 Now wben Mephibosheth, the son children of Ammon sent and hired of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come the Syrians of Beth-rebob, and the unto David, he fell on his face, and Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand foot: did reverence. And David said, Me- men, and of king Maacab a thousand pbibosheth. And he answered, Behold men, and of Ish-cob twelve thousand thy servant !

inen. 7 And David said unto bitn, Fear 7 And when David heard of it, be not: for I will surely shew thee kind sent Joab, and all the host of the ness for Jonathan thy father's sake, mighty men. and will restore thee all the land of 8 And the children of Amon came Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat out, and put the battle in array at the bread at my table continually. eniering in of the gate : and the Sy

8 And he bowed himself, and said, rians of Zoba, ané of Rehob, and IshWhat is thy servant, that thou should tob, and Maacah, were by themselves est look upon such a dead dog as in the field. I am!

9 When Joab saw that the front of 98 Then the king called to Ziba, the battle was against him before and Saul's servant, and said unto bim, i behind, he chose of all the choice men have given unto thy master's son all of prael, and put them in array against that pertained to Saul and to all bis the Syrians : house.

10 And the rest of the people he de!0 Thou therefore, and thy sons, livered into the hand of Abishai hits and thy servants, shall till the land brother, that he might put them in arfor him, and thou shalt bring in the ray against the children of Ammon. fruits, that thy master's son may have 11 And he said, If the Syrians be too food to eat but Mephibosheth tby strong for me, then thou shalt help master's son shall eat bread always at me : but if the children of Ammon be my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons too strong for thee, then I will come and twenty servants.

and help thee. 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, 12 Be of good courage, and let us According to all that my lord the king play the men for our people, and for bath commanded bis servant, so shall the cities of our God and the LORD thy servant do. As for Mephibosherb, do that wlrich seemeth himn good. seid the king, be shall eat at my table, 13 And Joab drew nigh, and the as one of the king's sons.

people that were with hiin, unto the 12 And Mephibosheth had a young battle against the Syrians : and they *00, whose onine ses Micba. Abd all fled before bimn.

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94 And when the chitdren of Am- saying, Uriab went not down unto bia
mon saw that the Syrians were fled, house, David said unto Uriah, Camese
then fed they also before Abishai, thou not from thy journey? why then
and entered into the city, So Joab didst thou not go down unto thine
returned from the children of Ammon, house?
and came to Jerusalem.

11 And Uriah said unto David, The 15 | And when the Syrians saw that ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in they were smitten before Israel, they tents; and my lord Joab, and the sergathered themselves together.

vants of my lord, are encamped in the 16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought open fields; shall I then go into mine out the Syrians that were beyond the house, to eat and to drink, and to lie river: And they came to Helam : and with my wife? as thou livest, and as Shobach the captain of the host of thy soul liveth, I will not do this Hadarezer went before them.

thing. 17 And when it was told David, he 12 And Darid said to Uriah, Tarry gathered all Israel together, and passed here to-day also, and to-morrow I will over Jordan, and came to Helam. And let thee depart. So Uriah abode in the Syrians set themselves in array Jerusalem that day, and the morrow. against David, and fought with him. 13 And when David bad called him,

19 And the Syrians fled before Is- he did eat and drink before him; and rael: and David siew the men of seven be made bim drunk: and at even he hundred chariots of the Syrians, and went out to lie on his bed with the forty thousand horsemen, and smote servants of his lord, but went not Sbobach the captain of their host, down to his house. who died there.

14 | And it came to pass in the morn19 And when all the kings that were ing, that David wrote a letter to Joab, servants to Hararezer saw that they and sent it by the hand of Uriab. were smitten before Israel, they made 15 And he wrote in the letter, say: peace with Israel, and served them. ing, Set ye Uriab in the forefront of So the Syrians íeared to help the chil. the bottest battle, and retire ye from dren of Ammon any more.

him, that he may be smitten, and die. CHAP. XI.

16 And it came to pass, wben Joab AND it came to pass, that after the observed the city, that he assigned kings go forth to battle, that David sent that valiant men were. Joab, and his servants with him, and 17 And the men of the city went all Israel: and they destroyed the chil-out, and fought with Joab : and there dren of Ainmon, and besieged Rabbak. rell some of the people of the servants But David tarried still at Jerusalem. of David ; and Uriah the Hittite died

2 1 And it came to pass in an even- also. ing-tide, that David arose from off his 18 Tben Joab sent and told David bed, and walked upon the roof of the all the things concerning the war; King's house: and from the roof he 19 And charged the messenger, say: saw a woman washing herself : and ing, When thou bast made an end of the woman was very beautiful to look telling the matters of the war unto upon.

the king, 3 And Dasid sent and inquired after 20 Aud if so be that the king's wrath the woman. And one said, Is not this arise, and he sa- unto thee, Wherefore Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, approached ye so nigb unto the city the wite of Uriah the Hittite >

when ye did fight? knew ye not that 4 And David sene messengers, and tbey would sboot from the wall ? took her; and she came in unto hun, 91 Who smote Abimelech the son and he lay with her; for she was pu- of Jeruobesheth? did not a woman rified from her uneleanness : and she cast a piece of a millstone upon him returned unto her house.

from the wall, that he died in Thebez? 5 And the woman conceived, and why went ye nigb the wall? then say sent, and told David, and said, I am thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hitrite is with child.

dead also 6 And David sent to Joab, saying, 22 T So the messenger went and Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab came and shewed David all that Joab sent Uriab to David.

had sent him for. 7. And wben Uriah was come unto 23 And the messenger said unto Da. him, David demanded of him how vid, Surely the men prevailed against Joab did, and now the people did, us, and came out unto us into the field : and how the war prospered.

and we were upon them even unto the g And David said to Uriab, Go down entering of the gate to thy house, and wash thy feet. And 24 And the shooters shot from oft Uriah departed out of the king's house, the wall upon thy servants; and some and there followed him a mess of meat of the king's servants be dead, and from the king

thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead 9 But Uriah siept at the door of the also. ?:ing's house with all the servants of 25 Then David said unto the mes as lord, and went not down to his senger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, house.

Let not this thing displenee tbee, for v And when tiey had told David, the sword devoureth one as well as

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