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Abner revolteth to David. CHAP. 111. Joab slayeth Abner. 269 dog's head, which against Judalı lo sew il bron ; for he had sent him away, and he kindness this day unto the house of Sul was gone in peace. thy father, to his brethren, and to his 23 When Joab and all the host that was friends, and have not delivered thee ints with him were come, thev told Joal), says the land of David, that thou chargest me liog, Abner the son of Ner came to the to-day with a fault concerning this woman.king, and he hath sent him away, and he 9 So do God to Abner, and more also, || is gone in perce.

24. Then Joab came to the king, and said, vid, eren so I do to him ;

| What hast thou done? behold, Abner 10 To translate the king om from the came into thee; why is it that thou hast house of Saul, and to set up the throne of sent liiin away, and he is quite gone? David over Israel and over Judah, from 25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Dan even to Beer-sheba.

Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and 11 And he could not answer Abner a|| to know thy going-out and thy coming-in; word again, because he feared him. and to know all that thou doest.

12 And Abner sent messengers to Da- 26 And when Joab was come out from vid on his behalf, saying, Whose is the David, he sent messengers after Abner, land? saying also, Make thy league with which brought him again from the well me, and behold, my hand shall be with | of Sirah: but David knew it not. thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee. 27 And when Abner was returned to

13 | And he said, Well; I will make || Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate a league with thee : but one thing I re- li to speak with him quietly, and smote quire of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see him there under the fifth rib that he died, my face, except thou first bring Michal for the blood of Asahel his brother. Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see | 28 | And afterward when David heard my face.

it, he said, I and my kingdom are guilt'14 And David sent messengers to Ish- less before the Lord for ever from the bosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my blood of Abner the son of Ner: wife Michal, which I espoused to me for 29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, on all his father's house ; and let there

15 And Ish-bosheth sent, and took her, not fail from the house of Joab one that from her husband, even from Phaltiel the hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that son of Laish.

1. leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the 16 And her husband went with her a- sword, or that lacketh bread. long weeping behind her to Bahurim. 30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Then said Abner unto him, Go, return. Abner, because he had slain their brother And he returned.

| Asahel at Gibeon in the battle. 17 And Abner had communication 31 And David said to Joab, and to with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye all the people that were with him, Rend sought for David in times past io be king your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, over vou:

and mourn before Abner. And king Da18 Now then do it : for the Lord hath vid himself followed the bier. spoken of David, saying, By the hand of 32 And they buried Abner in Hebron: my servant David I will save my people and the king lifted up his voice and went Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, at the grave of Abner; and all the people and out of the hand of all their enemies. wept.

19 And Abner also spake in the ears of 33 And the king lamented over Abner, Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak | and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth ? in the ears of David in Hebrou all that 34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy seemed good to Israel, and thirt seemed feet put into fetters: as a man falleth be, good to the whole house of Benjamin. | fore wicked men, so fellest thou. And all

20 So Abner came to David to Hebron, the people wept again over him. ard twenty men with him : and David | 35 And when all the people came to made Abner and the men that were with cause David to eat meat while it was yet him, a feast.

day, David sware, saving, So do God to 21 And Abner said unto David, I will me, and more also, if I taste bread or arise and go, and will gather all Israel un aught else, till the sun be down. to my lord the king, that they may make 36 And all the people took notice of it, a league with thee, and that thou mayest and it pleased the in: as whatsoever the reign over all that thine heart desireth.king did pleased all the people. And David sent Abner away ; and he 37 For all the people and all Israel unwent in peace.

derstood that day that it wis not of the 22 And behold, the servants of Da king to slay Abner the son of Ner. vid and Joab came from pursuing a troop, 38 And the king said unto his servants, and brought in a great spoil with them : Know ye not that there is a prince and a but Abner was not with David in. He- I great man fallen this day in Israel?

270 Ish-bosheth murdered. II. SAMUEL

David taketh Tiru. 39 And I am this day weak, though || now require his blood of your hand, and anomted king; and these men the sons of take you away from the earth? Zaruiah be too hard for me. The LORD 12 And David commanded his young wall reward the doer of evil according to men, and they slew them, and cut off his wickedness.

their hands and their feet, and hanged CHAP. IV.

them up over the pool in Hebron. But thev 1 The Israelites being troubled at the death took the head of Ish-bosbeth, and buried of Abner, 2 Baanah and Rechab slay it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron. Ish-bosheth. 9 David caureth them to be

CHAP. V. slain and Ish-bosheth's head to be buried. 1 The tribes come to Hebron to anoint AND when Saui's son heard that Ab Darid over Israel. 6 He taketh Zion

A ner was dead in Hebron, his hands from the Jebusites. were feeble, and all the Israelites were THEN came all the tribes of Israel to troublecl

1 David unto Hebron, and spake, sav2 And Saul's son hall twomen that were ing, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. captains of bands: the name of the one 2 Also in time past, when Saul was war Baanah, and the name of the other king over us, thou wast he that leddest Rechah, the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, out and broughtest in Israel: and the of the children of Benjamin : (for Beeroth | LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my also was reckoned to Benjamin :

people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain 3 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, over Israel. and were sojourncrs there until this day.) | 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the

4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son king to Hebron ; and king David made a that was lame of his feet: he was five league with them in Hebron before the years old when the tidings came of Saul | LORD: and they anointed David king and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse over Israel. took hiin up, and fled: and it came to 4 | David was thirty years old when pass, as she made haste to flee, that he he began to reign, and he reigned forty fell, and became lame. And his name years. was Mcphibosheth.

5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah 5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beer- seven years and six months; and in Jeruothite, Rochab and Baanah, went, and salem he reigned thirty and three years came about the heat of the day to the || over all Israel and Judah.

16 | And the king and his men went at noon.

to Jerusalen unto the Jebusites the in6 And they came thither into the midst habitants of the land : which spake unto

fetched wheat ; and they smote him un- the blind and the lame, thou shalt not der the fifth rib : and Rechab and Baa- | come in hither: thinking, David cannot nah his brother escaped.

come in hither. 7 For when they came into the house, || 7 Nevertheless, David took the strong he lay on his bed in his bed-chamber, and hold of Zion : the same is the city of Dathey smote him, and slew him, and be- || vid. headed him, and took his head, and gat 8 And David said on that day, Who them away through the plain all night. soever getteth up to the gutter, and smit

8 And they brought the head of Ish-eth the Jebusites, and the lame and the bosheth unto David to Hebron, and said blind, that are hatcd of David's soul, he to the king, Behold the head of Ish-bo- shall be chief and captain. Wherefore sheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which || they said, The blind and the lame shall sought thy life; and the Lord hath a- || not come into the house. venged my lord the king this day of Saul 9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called and of his sced.

| it the city of David. And David built 9 | And David answered Rechab and round about from Millo and inward. Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon 10 And David went on, and grew the Beerothite, and said unto them, As | great, and the LORD God of hosts tas the Lord liveth, who hath redeemed my with him. soul out of all adversity,

11 | And Hiram king of Tyre sent 10 When one told me, saying, Behold, messengers to David, and cedar-trees, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought and carpenters, and masons : and they good tidings,) I took hold of him, and slew || built David an house. him in Ziklag, who thought that I would 12 And David perceived that the LORD have given him a reward for his tid had established him king over Israel, and ings:

that he had exalted his kingdom for his 11 How much more, when wicked men people Israel's sake. have slain a righteous person in his own | 13 [ And David took him more concuhouse upon his bed shall I not therefore "bizes and wives out of Jerusalem, after ho

David fetcheth the ark

CHAP. vi.

from Kirjath-jcarim. 271 was come from Hebron: and there were || Uzzah and Ahio the sons of Abinadab yet sons and daughters born to David. drave the new cart.

14 And these be the names of those 4 And they brought it out of the house that were born unto him in Jerusalem ; l of Abinadab, which was at Gibeah, acShammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, || companying the ark of God: and Ahio and Solomon,

went before the ark. 15 Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, 5 And David and all the house of Israel and Japhia,

played before the Lord on all manner of 16 And Elishama, and Eliada, and E- instruments made of fir wool, even on liphalet.

harps, and on psalterics, and on timbrels, 17 & But when the Philistines heard and on comets, and ou cymbals. that they had anointed David king over 6 1 And when they came to Nachon's Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek threshing-floor, Uzzali put forth his hand David ; and David heard of it, and went to the ark of God, and took hold of it: down to the hold.

for the oxen slook it. 18 The Philistines also came and spread 7 And the anger of the LORD was themselves in the valley of Rephaim. kindled against Uzzah, and God smote

19 And David inquired of the Lord, il aim there for his error; and there he saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines ? died by the ark of God. tilt thou deliver them into mine hand? | 8 And David was displeased, because And the LORD said unto David, Go up: the LORD had made a breach upon Uz. for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines zall : and he called the name of the place into thine hand.

Perez-uzzah to this day. 20 And David came to Baal-perazim, 9 And David was afraid of the LORD and David smote them there, and said, that day, and said, How shall the ark The LORD hath broken forth upon mine of the Lord come to me? enemies before me, as the breach of wa 10 So David would not remove the ark ters. Therefore he called the name of of the LORD wito him into the city of that place Baal-perazim.

| David: but David carried it aside into 21 And there they left their images, the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. and David and his men burned them. 11 And the ark of the LORD continued

22 And the Philistines came up yet in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite again, and spread themselves in the valley three months : and the LORD blessed of Rephaim.

Obed-edom and all his household. 23 And when David inquired of the 12 9 And it was told king David, sayLORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up: king, The LORD hath blessed the house of but fetch a compass behind them, and ! Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto come upon them over against the mul- him, because of the ark of God. So Da

vid went and brought up the ark of God 24 And let it be, when thou hearest from the house of Obed-edom into the the sound of a going in the tops of the city of David with gladness. mulberry-trees, that then thou 'shalt be 13 And it was 80, that when they that stir thyself: for then shall the Lord go | bare the ark of the LORD had gone six out before thee, to smite the host of the paces, he sacriticed oxen and fatlings. Philistines.

14 And David danced before the LORD 25 And David did so as the LORD i with aillis migint; and David was girded had commanded him ; and smote the with a linen ephod. Philistines from Geba until thou come to 15 So David and all the house of Israel

brought up the ark of the LORD with CHAP. VI.

shouting, and with the sound of the 1 David fetcheth the ark from Kirjath- trumpet. jearim on a new cart. 6 Uzzah is 16 And as the ark of the LORD came smitten. 12 David danceth before the into the city of David, Michal Saul's ark. 20 Michaľs barrenness.

daughter looked through a window, and A GAIN, David gathered together all saw king David leaping and dancing be1 the chosen men of Israel, thirty fore the LORD; and she despised him in thousand,

her heart. 2 And David arose, and went with all 17 TAnd they brought in the ark of the the people that were with him from Baale | LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark il of the tabernacic that David had pitched of God, whose name is called by the name for it: and David offered burnt-offerings of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth be- || and peace-offerings before the LORD. tween the cherubims.

18 And as soon as David had made an 3 And they set the ark cf God upon a end of offering burnt-offerings and peacenew cart, and brought it out of the house offerings, he blessed the people in the of Abinadab that tas in Gibeah: and name of the LORD of hosts.



$72 Michai'barrerness. II. SAMUEL. God's firomise to David.

19 And he deait among all the people. hee a great name, like unto the name of even among the wisole multitude of Israci, li he greit muon that are in the earth. as well to the women as men, to every 10 Icreover, I will appoint a place for one a cake of bread, and a good piece of my people Israel, and will plant them, flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the peo thit they may dwell in a place of their ple departed every one to his house. van, and move no more ; neither shall

20 & Then David returned to bless his the children of wickedness afflict them liousehold. And Michal the daughter of l, any more, as beforetime, Szul came out to meet David, and said, li 11 And as since the time that I comHow glorious was the king of Israel o mardid judges to be over my people Isday, who uncovered himseif to-day in the rael, and have causeri thee to rest from eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as | all thine cremies. Also the LORD telleth one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncov thice that he will make thee an house. crctn himself!

12 And when thy days be fulfilled, 21 And David said unto Michal, It suas i and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I before the LORD, which chese me before will set up thy seed after thee, which thy father, and before all his house, to shall prcceed out of thy bowels, and I appoint me stiler over the people of the will establisin his kingdom. LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play || 13 He shall build an house for my before the LORD.

name, and I will stablish the throne of 22 And I will ret be more vile than his kingina for ever. thus, and will be base in nine own sight: 1 14 I will be his father, and he shall be and of the maid-servants which thou hast my son. If he commit iniquity, I will spoken of, of them shalillebad in honour. I chasten him with the end of men, and

* 23 Therefore Michail the daughter of with the stripes of the children of men : Saul had no child until the day of her | 15 But my mercy shall not depart adeath.

| way from him, as I took it from Saul, CHIP. VII.

whom I put away before thee. 1 God forbiddeth David to build him an | 16 And thine house and thy kingdom

house. 18 His prayer and thanksgiving. I shall be established for ever before thee: AND it came to pass, when the king Ithy throne shall be established for ever. A sat in his house, and the LORD had 1 17 According to all these worris, and given him rest round about from all his | according to all this vision, so did Nathan enemies ;

speak unto David. 2 That the king said unto Nathan the 13 9 Then went king David in, and sat propliet, See now, I dwell in an house freiore the Lord, and he said, Who am I, cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth with-|| O LORD God? and what is my house, that in curtains.

li thou hast brought me hitherto ? 3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do 1 19 And this was vet a small thing in all that is in thine heart: for the Lord is thy sight, U LORD God; but thou hast with thee.

spoken also of thy servant's house for a 4 4 And it came to pass that mght, that great while to come. And is this the the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, linamner of man, O LORD God? saying,

20 And what can David say more un· 5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus to thec? for thou, LORD God, knowest saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an | thy ervant. house for me to dwell in ?

1 For thy word's sake, and according 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any | to thine own heart, hast thou done all house since the time that I brought up these great things, to make thy servant the children of Israel out of Egypt, even know ther. to this day, but have walked in a tent, and 22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD in a tabernacle.

|| God: for there is none like thee, neither 7 In all the places wlierein I have walk- || is there any God beside thee, according ed with all the children of Israel spake I i to all that we have heard with our ears. a word with any of the tribes of Israei, 23 And what one nation in the carth is whom I commanded to feed my people like thy people, even like Israel, whom Israel, saying, Why build ye not ine an God went to redeem for a people to himhouse of cedar?

li self, and to make him a name, and to do 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto for you great things and terrible, for thy my servant David, Thus saith the LORD | land, before thy people which thou reof hosts, I took thee from the sheep-cote, deemedst to thee from Egypt, from thie from following the sheep, to be ruler over nations and their gods? my people, over Israel:

24. For thou hast confirmed to thyself 9° And I was with thee whithcrsoever thy people Israel to be a people unto thee thou wentest, and have cut off all thine for ever: and thou, LORD, art become enemies out of thy sight, and have made ll their God.

David subdueth the Philistines. CHAP. VIII, 1%.

His officers. 273 25 And now, O LORD God, the word king David, to salute him, and to bless that thou hast spoken concerning thy ser-him, because he had fought against Hadadvant, and concerning his house, establish ezer, and smitten him : (for Hadadezer it for ever, and do as thou hast said. had wars with Toi.) And Joram brought

26 And let thy name be magnified for with him vessels of silver, and vessels of ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the gold, and vessels of brass : God over Israel: and let the house of thy 11 Which also king David did dedicate servant David be established before thee. unto the LORD, with the silver and gold

27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of that he had dedicated of all nations which Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, say- he subdued ; ing, I will build thee an house: therefore 12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the liath thy servant found in his heart to pray children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, this prayer unto thee.

and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadad28 And now, () LORD God, thou art ezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.' that God, and thy words be true, and 13 And David gat him a name when thou hast promised this goodness unto thy he returned from smiting of the Syrians servant :

in the valley of salt, being eighteen thou29 Therefore now let it please thee to sand men. bless the house of thy servant, that it may 14 | And he put garrisons in Edom ; cantinue for ever before thee: for thou, throughout all Edom put he garrisons, O LORD God, hast spoken it : and with and all they of Edom became David's thy blessing let the house of thy servant be servants. And the LORD preserved Dablessed for ever.

| vid whithersoever he went. CHAP. VIII.

15 And David reigned over all Israel; 1 David subdueth the Philistines and the || and David executed judgment and justice

Moabiles. 3 He smiteth Hadadezer | unto all his people. and the Syrians. 16 His officers.

16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was AND after this it came to pass, that lover the host ; and Jehoshaphat the son A David smote the Philistines, and of Alilud qvas recorder; subdued them : and David took Me 17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and theg-ammah out of the hand of the Phi Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the listines.

priests: and Seraiah was the scribe; 2 And he smote Moab, and measured 18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada them with a line, casting them down to ) was over both the Cherethites and the the ground; even with two lines measured | Pelethites ; and David's sons were chief he to put to death, and with one full line rulers. to keep alive. And so the Moabites be

CHAP. IX. came David's servants, and brought gifts. 1 David sendeth for Mephibosheth, 7 and

3 David smote also Hadadezer, the for Jonathan's sake restoreth him. son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went ANI) David said, Is there yet any to recover his border at the river Eu- l that is left of the house of Saul, phrates.

that I may shew him kindness for Jona4 And David took from him a thousand thu's sake? chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, 2 And there was of the house of Saul a and twent: thousand footmen: and David servant whose name was Ziba. And when houghed all the chariot-horses, but reserv they had called him unto David, the king ed of them for an hundred chariots. said unto him, Art thou Ziba ? and he

5 And when the Syrians of Damascus said, Thy servant is he. came to succour Hadadezer king of Zo 3 And the king said, Is there not yet bah, David slew of the Syrians two and any of the house of Saul, that I may shew twenty thousand men.

the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria || said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a. of Damascus : and the Syrians became son, which is lame on his feet. servants to David, and brought gifts. And 4 And the king said unto him, Where the LORD preserved David whitherso ll is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Beever he went.

hold, he is in the house of Machir, the 7 And David took the shields of gold son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar. . that were on the servants of Hadadezer, | 5 | Then king David sent, and fetched and brought them to Jerusalem.

him out of the house of Machir, the son 8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, | of Ammiel, from Lo-debar, cities of Hadadezer, king David took ex 16 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of ceeding much brass.

Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard David, he fell on his face, and did rever that David had smitten all the host of | ence. And David said, Mephibosheth. Hadadezer,

| And he answered, Behold thy servant ! 10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto I 7 9 And David said unto him, Fear


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