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Saul's overthrow and death.


David made king of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and 5 And when his armour-bearer saw that the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the and the spices.

sword, and died. 30 And some of the sons of the priests 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and made the ointment of the spices. all his house died together.

31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, 7 And when all the men of Israel that who was the first-born of Shallum the Ko- were in the valley saw that they fled, and rahite, had the set office over the things that Saul and his sons were dead, then that were made in the pans.

they forsook their cities, and fled: and the 32 And other of their brethren, of the Philistines came and dwelt in them. sons of the Kobathites, were over the 8 | And it came to pass on the morrow, shew-bread, to prepare it every sabbath. when the Philistines came to strip the

33 And these are the singers, chief of slain, that they found Saul and his sons the fathers of the Levites, who remaining fallen in mount Gilboa. in the chambers were free: for they were 9 And when they had stripped him, employed in that work day and night. they took his head, and his armour, and

34 These chief fathers of the Levites sent into the land of the Philistines round were chief throughout their generations; about, to carry tidings unto their idols, these dwelt at Jerusalem.

and to the people. 35 | And in Gibeon dwelt the father of 10 And they put his armour in the house Gibeon, Jebiel, whose wife's name was of their gods, and fastened his head in the Maachah:

temple of Dagon. 36 And his first-born son Abdon, then 11 | And when all Jabesh-gilead heard Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and all that the Philistines had done to Saul, Nadab,

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and 37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zecha-took away the body of Saul, and the bodies riah, and Mikloth.

of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, 38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And and buried their bones under the oak in they also dwelt with their brethren at Je-Jabesh, and fasted seven days. rusalem, over against their brethren. 13 " So Saul died for his transgression

39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat which he committed against the LORD, Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Mal- even against the word of the LORD, which chi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

he kept not, and also for asking counsel of 40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib- one thathoda familiar spirit, to inquire of it; baal: and Merib-baal begat Micah. 14 And inquired not of the LORD:

41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, therefore he slew him, and turned the and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz. kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. 42 And Ahaz begat Jarah: and Jarah


THEN and Zimri begat Moza;

43 And Moza begat Binea; and Re-hold, we are thy bone and thy fesh. phaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his 2 And moreover in time pasi, even

when Saul was king, thou wasi he that led44 And Azel had six sons, whose names dest out and broughtest in Israel: anů the are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ish- LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt mael, and Sheariab, and Obadiah, and feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be Hanan: these were the sons of Azel. ruler over my people Israel. CHAP. X.

3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel TOW

rael; and the men of Israel Aled from covenant with them in Hebron before the before the Philistines, and fell down slain LORD; and they anointed David king over in mount Gilboa.

Israel, according to the word of the LORD 2 And the Philistines followed hard by Samuel. after Saul, and after his sons; and the Phi- 4 | And David and all Israel went to listines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the JeMalchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

busites were, the inhabitants of the land. 3 And the battle went sore against Saul, 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to and the archers hit him, and he was wound- David, Thou shalt not come bither. Need of the archers.

vertheless David took the castle of Zion, 4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, which is the city of David. Draw thy sword, and thrust me through 6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth therewith, lest these uncircumcised come the Jebusites first shall be chief and capand abuse me. But his armour-bearer tain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went would not; for he was sore afraid. Soj first up, and was chief. Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. 7 And David dwelt in the castle; there


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A catalogue of

I. CHRONICLES. David's mighty men. fore they called it, The city of David. 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of

8 And he built the city round about, great stature, five cubits high; and in the even from Millo round about: and Joab Egyptian's handwas a spearlike a weaver's repaired the rest of the city.

beam; and he went down to him with a 9 So David waxed greater and greater : staff, and plucked the spear out of the for the Lord of hosts was with him. Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his

10 T These also are the chief of the own spear. mighty men whom David had, who 24 These things did Benaiah the son of strengthened themselves with him in his Jehoiada, and had the name among the kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him three mighties. king according to the word of the LORD 25 Behold, he was honourable among concerning Israel.

the thirty, but attained not to the first 11 And this is the number of the mighty three: and David set him over his guard. men whoin David had; Jashobeam 26 T Also the valiant men of the armies Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan lified up his spear against three hundred the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem, slain by him at one time.

27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the 12 Ånd after him was Eleazar the son Pelonite, of Dodo, the Aholite, who was one of the 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, three mighties.

Abiezer the Antothite, 13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, 29 Sibbecai the Hushatbite, Ilai the and there the Philistines were gathered Ahohite, together to battle, where was a parcel of 30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the ground full of barley; and the people fled son of Baanah the Netophathite, from before the Philistines.

31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that 14 And they set themselves in the midst pertained to the children of Benjamin, of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew Benaiah the Pirathonite, the Philistines; and the LORD saved them 32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel by a great deliverance.

the Arbathite, 15 T Now three of the thirty captains 33 Azmaveth the Babarumite, Eliahba went down to the rock to David, into the the Shaalbonite, cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philis- 34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, tines encamped in the valley of Rephaim. Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,

16 And David was then in the hold, and 35 Abiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, the Philistines' garrison was then at Beth- Eliphal the son of Ur, lchem.

36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijab 17 And David longed, and said, Oh that the Pelonite, one would give me drink of the water of 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son the well of Beth-lehem, that is at the gate! of Ezbai,

18 And the three brake through the host 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar of the Philistines, and drew water out of the son of Haggeri, the well of Beth-lebem, that was by the 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the but David would not drink of it, but son of Zeruiah, poured it out to the LORD,

40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 19 And said, My God forbid it me, that 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of I should do this thing : shall I drink the Ahlai, blood of these men that have put their 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenlives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of ite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty their lives they brought it. Therefore he with him, would not drink it. These things did 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Jothese three mightiest.

shaphat the Mithnite, 20 | And Abishai the brother of Joab, 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Sbama and he was chief of the three: for lifting up Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, his spear against three hundred, he slew 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha them, and had a name among the three. his brother, the Tizite,

21 of the three, he was more honour- 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and able than the two; for he was their cap- Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah tain: howbeit he attained not unto the the Moabite, first three.,

47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Me. 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son sobaite. of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had

CHAP. XII. done many acts; he slew two lion-like NOW these are they that came to Dasew a lion in a pit in a snowy day, himself close because of Saul the son of Those who came to David at CHAP. XII.

Ziklag and Hebron. Kish: and they were among the mighty David, when he came with the Philistines men, helpers of the war.

against Saul to battle: but they helped 2 They were armed with bows, and them not: for the lords of the Philistines could use both the right hand and the left upon advisement sent him away, saying, in hurling stones, and shooting arrows out He will fall to his master Saul to the jegof a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Ben- pardy of our heads. jamin.

20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, him of Manasseli, Adnah, and Jozabad, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth ; and Elibu, and Ziltliai, captains of the and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite, thousands that were of Manasseh.

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty 21 And they helped David against the man among the thirty, and over the thirty ; band of the rovers: for they were all and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, mighty men of valour, and were captains and Jozabad the Gederathite,

in the host. 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, 22 For at that time day by day there and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Ha- came to David to help him, until it was a rupbite,

great host, like the host of God. 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, 23 | And these are the numbers of the and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites, bands that were ready armed to the war,

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons and came to David to Hebron, to turn the of Jeroham of Gedor.

kingdom of Saul to him, according to the 8 And of the Gadites there separated word of the Lord. themselves unto David into the how to the 24 The children of Judah that bare wilderness men of might, and men of war shield and spear were six thousand and fit for the battle, that could handle shield eight hundred, ready armed to the war. and buckler, whose faces were like the 25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes men of valour for the war, seven thousand upon the mountains ;

and one hundred. 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, 26 Of the children of Levi four thouEliab the third,

sand and six hundred. 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the the fifth,

Aaronites, and with bim were three thou11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, sand and seven hundred; 12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the valour, and of his father's house twenty eleventh.

and two captains. 14 These were of the sons of Gad, cap- 29 And of the children of Benjamin, the tains of the host: one of the least was over kindred of Saul, three thousand: for a hundred, and the greatest over a thou- hitherto the greatest part of them had sand.

kept the ward of the house of Saul. 15 These are they that went over Jor- 30 And of the children of Ephraima dan in the first month, when it had over-twenty thousand and eight hundred, flown all his banks, and they put to flight mighty men of valour, famous throughall them of the valleys, both toward the out the house of their fathers. east, and toward the west.

31 And of the hall-tribe of Manassel 16 And there came of the children of eighteen thousand, wbich were expressed Benjamin and Judah to the holdunto David. by name, to come and make David king.

17 And David went out to meet them, 32 And of the children of Issacbar, which and answered and said unto them, If ye were men that had understanding of the be come peaceably unto me to help me, times, to know what Israel oug be to do; the my heart shall be knit unto you: but if heads of them were two bupåred; and all ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, their brethren were at their commandment. seeing there is no wrong in my hands, 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth 10 the God of our fathers look thereon, and battle, expert in war, with all instruments rebuke it.

of war, fifty thousand, which could keep 18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, rank : they were not of double heart.. who was chief of the captains, and he said, 34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, Thine are ze, David, and on thy side, and with them with shield and spear thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thirty and seven thousand. thee, and peace be to

thy, helpers ; 35 And of the Vanites exrert in war for thy God' helpeth thee. Then David twenty and eight thousand andsix hundred. receired ther, and made them captains of 36 And of Asher, such aswent forth to the band.

battle, expert in war, forty bousand. 19 And there fell some of Manasseh to 37 And on the other side of Jordan, of

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Uzza 15 smitten.

1. CHRONICLES. Hiram's kindness to David. the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of to this day. instruments of war for the battle, a hun- 12 And David was afraid of God that dred and twenty thousand.

day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of 38 All these men of war, that could keep God home to me? rank, came with a perfect heart to Heb- 13 So David brought not the ark home ron, to make David king over all Israel : to himself to the city of David, but carried and all the rest also of Israel were of one it aside into the house of Obed-edom the heart to make David king.

Gittite. 39 And there they were with David 14 And the ark of God remained with three days, eating and drinking : for their the family of Obed-edom in his house three brethren had prepared for them. months. And the Lord blessed the house

40 Moreover, they that were nigh them, of Obed-edom, and all that he had. even unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and

CHAP. XIV. Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on


TOW Hiram king of Tyre sent mescamels, and on mules, and on oxen, and sengers to David, and timber of cemeat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of dars, with masons and carpenters, to build raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and him a house. sheep abundantly: for there was joy in 2 And David perceived that the LORD Israel.

had confirmed him king over Israel, for bis CHAP. XIII.

kingdom was lifted up on high, because of ND David consulted with the captains his people Israel.

3 1 And David took more wives at Je. with every leader.

rusalem: and David begat more sons and 2 And David said unto all the congre- daughters. gation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, 4 Now these are the names of his chil. and that it be of the Lord our God, let us dren which he had in Jerusalem ; Shamsend abroad unto our brethren every where, mua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, ihat are left in all the land of Israel, and 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, with them also to the priests and Levites 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, which re in their cities and suburbs, that 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Elithey may gather themselves unto us :

phalet. 3 And let us bring again the ark of our 8 | And when the Philistines beard God to us : for we inquired not at it in the that David was anointed king over all Isdays of Saul.

rael, all the Philistines went up to seek 4 And all the congregation said that David. And David heard of it, and went they would do so : for the thing was right out against them. in the eyes of all the people.

9 And the Philistines came and spread 5 So David gathered all Israel together, themselves in the valley of Rephaim. from Shihor of Egypt even unto the enter- 10 And David inquired of God, saying, ing of Hemath, to bring the ark of God Shall I go up against the Philistines? and from Kirjath-jearim.

wilt thou deliver them into my hand? 6 And David went up, and all And the LORD said unto him, Go up ; to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which will deliver them into thy hand. belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the 11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between and David smote them there. Then Dathe cherubims, whose name is called on it. vid said, God hath broken in upon mine.

7 And they carried the ark of God in a enemies by my hand like the breaking new cart out of the house of Abinadab : forth of waters: therefore they called the and Uzza and Abio drave the cart. name of that place Baal-perazim.

8 And David and all Israel played be- 12 And when they had left their gods fore God with all their might, and with there, David gave a commandment, and singing, and with harps, and with psalte- they were burned with fire. ries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, 13 And the Philistines yet again spread and with trumpets.

themselves abroad in the valley. 9 | And when they came unto the 14 Therefore David inquired again of threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth God: and God said unto him, Go not up, his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen after them; turn away from them, and stumbled.

come upon them over against themulberry10 And he anger of the Lord was kin- trees. died againsi Uzza, and he smote him, be- 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear cause puthis hand to the ark: and there a sound of going in the tops of ine mulberhe died before God.

ry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to bat11 And Divid was displeased because tle: for God is gone fort! before thee, to the Lord had made a breach upon Uzza : Ismite the host of the P ilistines.



The removing of the ark.

CHAP. XV, XVI. David's joy on that occasion. 16. David therefore did as God com- 18 And with them their brethren of the manded him: and they smote the bost of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and JaaPhilistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. ziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and

17. And the fame of David went out in- Unni, Eliab, and Benaial, and Maaseiah, to all lands; and the LORD brought the and Mattithiah,and Elipheleh, and Miknei-, fear of him upon all nations.

ah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. CHAP. XV.

19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and ANI

ND David made him houses in the Ethan, were appointed to sound with cym

city of David, and prepared a lace bals of brass ; for the ark of God, and pitched for it a cent. 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and She

2 Tben David said, None ought to car- miramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliry the ark of God but the Levites : for them ab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalhath the LORD chosen to carry the ark ofteries on Alamoth; God, and to minister unto him for ever. 21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and

3 And David gathered all Israel toge- Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and ther to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith the LORD unto his place, which he had pre- to excel. pared for it.

22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, 4 And David assembled the children of was for song: he instructed about the song, Aaron, and the Levites:

because he was skilful. 5 of the sons of Kohath ; Uriel the chief, 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were and his brethren a hundred and twenty : door-keepers for the ark.

6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, chief, and his brethren iwo hundred and and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zecharitwenty:

ah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer,the priests, 7 Of the sons of Gershom ; Joel the chief, did blow with the trumpets before the ark and his brethren a hundred and thirty: of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah were

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

9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and the captains over thousands, went to and his brethren fourscore :

bring up the ark of the covenantof the LORD 10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab out of the house of Obed-edom with joy. the chief, and his brethren a hundred 26 And it came to pass, when God 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, serven bullocks and seven rams. for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and 27 And David was clothed with a robe Eliel, and Amminadab,

of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare 12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah of the fathers of the Levites : sanctify the master of the song with the singers : yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that David also had upon him an ephodof linen. ye may bring up the ark of the Lord God 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of Israel unto the place that I have pre- of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, pared for it.

and with sound of the cornet, and with 13 For because ye did it not at the firsi, trumpets, and with cymbals, making a the LORD Our God made a breach upon us, noise with psalteries and harps. for that we sought him not after the due 29 T And it came to pass, as the ark of order.

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

dancing and playing: and she despised 15 And the children of the Levites bare him in her heart. the ark of God upon their shoulders with

CHAP. XVI. the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, Soithin the midst of the tent that David according to the word of the LORD.

16 And David spake to the chief of the had pitched for it: and they offered burntLevites to appoint their brethren to be the sacrifices and peace-offerings before God. singers with instruments of music, psalte- 2 And when David had made an end of ries, and harps, and cymbals, sounding, offering the burnt-offerings and the peaceby lifting up the voice with joy. offerings, be blessed the people in the name

17 So the Levites appointed Heman the of the LORD. son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Me- both man and woman, to every one a loaf rari their brethren, Ethan the son of Ku- of bread, and a good piece ot flesh, and a shaiah ;

flaggon of wine.

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