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Aisalum 13 siin. order, and hanged u laimself, and B. C. 1023. gave all the captains charge condied, and was buried in the sepul

- cerning Absalom. chre of his father.

u Ps5.10.

61 So the people went out into 24 Then David came to Maha- 55.23. the field against Israel : and the naim. v And Absalom passed over Mat.27.5. battle was in the wood d of Eph. Jordan, he and all the men of Is


v ch.2.8. rael with him.

7 Where the people of Israel were 25 And Absalom made Amasa 11 or, Jether, slain before the servants of David captain of the host instead of Joab:

and there was there a great slaughwhich Amasa was a man's son


ter that day of twenty thousand whose name was 11 Ithra, an Is- 12 Aviga!. men. raelite, that went in to 12 Abigail w

8 For the battle was there scat.

w ICh.2.16, the daughter of 13 Nahash, sister to


tered over the face of all the counZeruiah. Joab's mother.

try: and the wood 4 devoured more 26 So Israel and Absalom pitched

or, JCSSC,

people that day than the sword dein the land of Gilead.


16. 27 T And it came to pass, when

9 T And Absalom met the serDavid was come to Mahanaim, that X ch.10.1. vants of David. And Absalom rode Shobi'x the son of Nahash of Rab-y ch. 12.29,30. upon a mule, and the mule went lah y of the children of Ammon,

under the thick boughs of a great und Machir z the son of Ammiel z ch.9.4.

oak, and e his head caught hold or of Lo-debar, and Barzillai a'the a ch, 19.31,32. the oak, and he was taken up beGileadite of Rogelim,

I Ki,2.7. tween the hcaven and the earth; 28 Brought beds, and 14 basins, 11 or, cups. anıl the mule that was under hini iind earthen vessels, and wheat,

went away.

b ch.16.2, 14. und barley, and flour, and parched


10 And a certain man saw it, and corn, and beans, and lentiles, and

told Joab), and said, Behold, I saw parched pulse,

Absalom hanged in an oak. 29 And honey, and butter, and (CHAP. 18.) 11 And Joab said unto the man sheep, and cheese of kine, for Da- a ch, 15, 19, that told hin, Ard, behold, thou vid, and for the people that were

sawest him, and why didst thou not with him, to eat: for they said. ch.21.17. smite him there to the ground ? 'The b people is hungry, and weary, 1 set their

and I would have given thee ten and thirsty, in the wilderness.

heart on.

shekels of silver, and a girdle.

12 And the man said unto Joab, CHAPTER XVIII.

2 as

Though I shouldı 5 receive a thouAbsalom, hanging in an oak, is slain 2 be to stic- sand shekels of silver in mine hand. by Joab.

yet would I not put forth mine hand ND David numbered the peo- c ver. 12. against the king's son: for f in our ple that were with him, and set

hearing the king charged thee and captains of thousands and captains

Abishai and Ittai, saying, 6 Beware of hundreds over them.

that none touch the young man 2 And David sent forth a third

Absalom. part of the people under the hand d Jos, 17.15,

13 Otherwise I should haye

18. of Joab, and a third part under the

wrought falsehood against mine hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, multiplicd own life : forg there is no matter Joab's brother, and a third part un- to devour. hid from the king, and thou thyself der the hand of Ittai a the Gittite.

wouldest have set thyselt against

e De.21.23. And the king said unto the people,

27.16,20. me. I will surely go forth with you my- Job 18,8-10.

11 Then said Joab, I may not tarself also.

31.3. ry thus 7 with thee. And he took 3 But the people answered, Thou Ps.63.9, 10. three darts in his hand, and thrust shalt not go forth: for if we flee Pr.20.20. them through the heart of Absaaway, they will not I care for us ; Jer. 48.44. lom, while he was yet alive in the neither if half of us die, will they s weigh upon

8 midst of the oak. care for us : but now thou art

mine hand. 15 And ten young men that bare worth ten thousand of us: there

Joab's armour compassed about fore now it is better that thou 3 suc- f ver.5. and smote Absalom, and slew him. cour us out of the city.

6 Beware

16 And Joab blew the trumpet, 4 And the king said unto them, whosoever and the people returned from purWhat seemeth you best I will do. je be of suing after Israel: for Joab held And the king stood by the gate side, g ch.14.19,

back the people. and all the people came out by

20. 17 And they took Absalom, and hundreds and by thousands.

cast him into a great pit in the 5 And the king commanded Joab 7 before.

wood, and laid h a very great heap and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal 8 heart. of stones upon him : and all Israel gently for my sake with the young

fied every one to his tent. man, even with Absalom. And call i Jos.7.26.

18 T Now Absalom in his lifethe people heard when the king

time had taken and reared us for



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15 shut up,

Trdings brought to David. 2 SAMUEL, XIX.

David's lament. himself a pillar, which is in the B. C. 1023. Turn aside, and stand here. And king's dale ; i for he said, I have no

he turned aside and stood still. son k to keep my name in remem- i Ge, 14.17.

31 And, behold, Cushi came; and brance: and he called l the pillar

Cushi said, 17 Tidings, my lord the

k ch.14.27. after his own name: and it is called

king:q for the LORD hath avengedt unto this day, Absalom's place.

? Ps.49.11.

thee this day of all them that rose 19 Then said Ahimaaz the son of judged him up s against thee. Zadok, Let me now run, and bear

from the

32 And the king said unto Cushi, the king tidings, how that the LORD hand, Is the young man Absalom safe? hath 9 avenged him of his enemies. 10 be a man

And Cushi answered, The enemies 20 And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not 10 bear tidings this day, 11 ve what

of tidings. of my lord the king, and all that

rise against thee to do thee hurt, be but thou shalt bear tidings another

as that young man is. day: but this day thou shalt bear

33 T And the king was much no tidings, because the king's son or, conve- moved, and went up to the chamber is dead.


over the gate, and wept: and as he 21 Then said Joab to Cushi, Go on Jno.20.4. went, thus he said, Ou my son Abtell the king what thou hast seen. n 2Ki.9.17.

salom! my son, my son Absalom! And Cushi bowed himself unto 1s.21.17, 12. would God v I had died for thee, O Joab, and ran.

Eze.33,2-7, Absalom, my son, my son! 22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of 13 I see the

CHAPTER XIX. Zadok yet again to Joab,But 11how

running: :

Joab causeth the king to cease his soever, let me, I pray thee, also run

after Cushi. And Joab said, Where- olki,1.42.
fore wilt thou run, my son, seeing

. AND it was told Joab, Behold.

the king weepeth and mourn

Is.52.7. that thou hast no tidings 12 ready?

eth a for Absalom. 23 But howsoever, (said he, let 14 Peace, or 2 And the 1 victory that day was me run. And he said unto him,

Peace be

turned into mourning unto all the Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the

to thee.

people for the people heard szy way of the plain, and overran m p Ps, 124.6. that day how the king was grieved Cushi.

for his son. 24 And David sat between the


3 And the people gat them by two gates: and the watchman 12 16 Is there

stealth that day into the city, as went up to the roof over the gate

people being ashamed steal away unto the wall, and lifted up his

when they flee in battle. eyes, and looked, and behold a man

4 But the king covered b his face, running alone.

and the king cried with a loud 25 And the watchman cried, and 17 Tidings is voice, co my son Absalom! O Abtold the king. And the king said, brought. salom, my son, my son ! If he be alone, there is tidings in his q Ps.144.710. 5 And Joab came into the house to mouth. And he came apace, and r Lu, 18.7,8.

the king, and said, Thou hast shamdrew near.

ed this day the faces of all thy ser26 And the watchman saw an

s Ps, 124.2,3. vants, wluch this day have saved other man running, and the watch- + Ju,5.31,

thy life, and the lives of thy sons,

Dan.4.19. inan called unto the porter, and

and of thy daughters, and the lives said, Behold another man running u ch, 19.4. of thy wives, and the lives of thy alone. And the king said, He also v Ro.5,7,8.

concubines; bringeth tidings.

9.3. 6 2 In that thou lovest thine ene27 And the watchman said, 13 Me

mies, and hatest thy friends : for thinketh the running of the fore- (CHAP. 19.) thou' hast declared this day, 3 that Inost is like the running of Ahimaaz a Pr.17.25. thou regardest neither princes nor the son of Zadok. And the king 1 salvation,

servants: for this day I perceive, said, He o is a good man, and com- or, deliver that if Absalom had lived,and all we eth with good tidings.

had died this day, then it hail pleas28 And Ahimaaz called, and said

ed thee well.

b ch, 15.30. unto the king, 14 All is well. And

7 Now therefore arise, go forth, he fell down to the earth upon his c ch.18.33. and speak 4 comfortably unto thy face before the king, and said, Bless- 2 By loving, servants: for I swear by the LORD, ed i be the LORD thy God, which 3 that

princes if thou go not forth, a there will not hath 15 delivered up the men that or servants tarry one with thee this night: and lifted up their hand against my lord are not to that will be worse unto thee than

thee. all the evil that befell thee from thy 29 And the king said, 16 ls the 4 to the

youth until now. young man Absalom safe? And

heart of,

8 Then the king arose, and sat in Ahimaaz answered, When Joab sent Ge.34.8 the gate. And they told unto all the the king's servant, and me thy ser

d Pr.14.28

people, saying, Behold, the king vant, I saw a great tumult, but I

doth sit in the gate. And all the knew not what it roas.

ech. 18.6-8.

people came before the king for e 30 And the king said unto him,

Israel had fled every man to his tent. 02 321






the king:

his eyes.

thine eyes.

Shimei conues to David.


Mephibosheth excused. 9 T And all the people were at B. C. 1023. 22 And David said, What have 1 strife throughout all the tribes of

to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, Israel, saying, The king saved us f ch.15.14.

that ye should this day be adversaout of the hand of our enemies, and

ries unto me? Shall s there any he delivered us out of the hand of 5 are ye man be put to death this day in the Philistines; and now he is fled f silent ? Israel? for do not I know that I am out of the land for Absalom.

this day king over Israel? 10 And Absalom, whom we anoint-lg ch.5.1. 23 Therefore the king said unto ed over us, is dead in battle. Now,

Shimei, Thou t shalt not die. And therefore, why 5 speak ye not a

h ch.17.25.

the king sware unto him.

1Ch.2.17. word of bringing the king back ?

21 TAnd Mephibosheth u the son 11 T And king David sent to Zadok

of Saul came down to meet the

i Ju.20.1. and to Abiathar the priests, saying,

king, and had neither dressed his Speak unto the elders of Judah, R Jos.5.9. seet, nor trimmed his beard, nor saying, Why are ye the last to

washed his clothes, from the day bring the king back to his house? 1 ch.16.5. the king departed until the day he seeing the speech of all Israel is

came again in peace. come to the king, even to his house. m ch.9.2, 10. 25 And it came to pass, when he 12 Yeare my brethren, ye are my g

was come to Jerusalem to meet bones and my flesh : wherefore then the good in the king, that the king said unto are ye the last to bring back the

him, Wherefore u wentest not thou king?

with me, Mephibosheth? 13 And say ye to Amasa, h Art n Sa. 22.15.

26 And he answered, My lord, O

P8.32.2. thou not of my bone, and of my

king, my servant deceived me : for

R9.4.6-8, flesh? God do so to me, and more

thy servant said, I will saddle me also, if thou be not captain of the

o Ps.79.8.

an ass, that I may ride thereon, host before me continually, in the

and go to the king; because thy room of Joab.

p ch.16.5,&c. servant is larne. 14 And he bowed the heart of all

27 And he ro hath slandered thy the men of Judah, even i as the q ch.13.33. servant unto my lord tlie king; but heart of one man ; so that they sent

my lord the king is as an angel xof this word unto the king, Return r Éx.22.28. Göd: do therefore what is good in thou, and all thy servants.

1Sa 26.9. 15 So the king returned, and came

28 For all of my father's house to Jordan. And Judah came to

were but 7 dead men before my Gilgal, k to go to meet the king, to

s 1Sa.11.13.

lord the king : yet didst thou set 3 conduct the king over Jordan.

thy servant among them that diil 16 And Shimei l the son of Gera, Iki.2.8,36, eat at thine own table. What right a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim,


therefore have I yet to cry any hasted and came down with the

more unto the king?

4 ch.9.6. men of Judah to meet king David.

29 And the king said unto him, 17 And there were a thousand men vch. 16:17. Why speakest thou any more of thy of Benjamin with him, and Ziba,m

matters? I have said, Thou and the servant of the house of Saul. w ch, 16.3. Ziba divide the land. and his fifteen sons and his twenty

Jer.9.4. 30 And Mephibosheth said unto servants with him; and they went

the king, Yea, let him take all, forover Jordan before the king.


asmuch as my lord the king is come 1B And there went over a ferry-7 men of again in peace unto his own house. boat to carry over the king's house- death, 31 And Barzillai,z the Gileadite, hold, and to do 6 what he thought 1Sa, 26. 16.

came down from Rogelin, and went good. And Shimei the son of Gera

over Jordan with the king, to cortell down before the king, as he was y cb.9.7,10, duct him over Jordan,

13. come over Jordan;

32 Now Barzillai was a very aged 19 And said unto the king, Let n z 1Ki.2.7. man, even fourscore years old, and a not my lord impute iniquity unto

he had provided the king of suste

a ch. 17.27. me, neither do thou remember o

nance while he lay at Mahanaim: that which thy servant did p per- iTi.6.17-19. forb he was a very great man. tersely the day that my lord the How many lai, Come thou over with me, and

33 And the king said unto Barzil. king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should takeq it to his heart.

days are

I will feed thee with me in Jerusi 20 For thy servant doth know that

the years of

lem. I have sinned: therefore, behold,

my life?

34 And Barzillai said unto the am come the first this day of all

king, 8 How long have I to live, the house of Joseph, to go down to c Ps.90. 10. that I should go up with the king meet my lord the king.

Pr. 16.31.

unto Jerusalem? 21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah d Heb.5.14. 35 I am this day fourscore c years answered and said, Shall not Shi

old: and can I discern d between mei be put to death for this, because e Ec. 12.3-5. good and evil ? can e thy servan! he cursed r the LORD's anointed ?

taste what I eat or what I drink?

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Israel czpostulates with Judah. 2 SAMUEL, XX.

Sluta's revolt. can I hear any more the voice of B. C. 1023. (up from after David, and followed singing men and singing women ?

Sheba the son of Bichri: but the wherefore then should thy servant

men of Judah c clave unto their be yet a burden unto my lord the f Luke 6.38. king, fromJordan even to Jerusalem. king?

3 T And David came to his house 36 Thy servant will go a little way

IK1.2.7. &

at Jerusalem; and the king took

Jer.41.17. over Jordan with the king: and

the ten women his concubines, d why should the king recompense it 9 choose.

whom he had left to keep the me with such a reward?f

house, and put them in 1 ward, e 37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, In Ge.31.55.

and fed them, but went not in unto turn back again, that I may die in 1Th.5.26.

them. So they were 2 shut up unmine own city, and be buried by the

to the day of their death, 3 living in grave of my father and of my mo- 19 Chimhan. widowhood. ther But behold thy servant

4 T Then said the king to Amasa, Chimham;9 let him go over with i ver.11-15. 4 Assemble me the men of Judah my lord the king; and do to him

within three days, and be thou what shall seem good unto thee.

k ver. 12.

here present. 38 And the king answered, Chim

5 So Amasa went f to assemble

11 set us at ham shall go over with me, and I

the men of Judah : but he tarried

light. will do to him that which shall

longer than the set time which he scem good unto thee: and whatso- 11 Ju.8.1.

had appointed him. ever thou shalt 9 require of me, Ja.3.2-10.

6 And David said to Abishai, Now that will I do for thee.

shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us 39 And all the people went over (CHAP. 20.) more harm than did Absalom: take Jordan. And when the king was

thou thy lord's servants,g and purcome over, the king kissed h Bar- a ch.19.43.

sue after him, lest he get him zillai, and blessed him; and he re

1Ki. 12.16. fenced cities, and 5 escape us.

Lu.19. 14. turned unto his own place,

7 And there went out after him 40 Then the king went on to Gil

Joab's men, and the Cherethites, h

• Ps.62.9. gal, and 10 Chimham went on with

and the Pelethites, and all the him: and all the people of Judah

mighty men: and they went out of conducted the king, and also half

Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the people of Israel.


the son of Bichri. 41 T And, behold, all the men of 2 2 Ch.10.17. 8 When they were at the great Israel came to the king, and said

stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa unto the king, Why have our bre- d ch.15. 16.

went before them. And Joab's thren the men of Judah, stolen thee 16.21,22. garment that he had put on was away, and have i brought the king,

girded unto him, and upon it a girand his household, and all David's

1 an house

dle with a sword fastened upon his men with him, over Jordan?

of ward. loins in the sheath thereof; and as

he went forth it fell out. swered the men of Israel, Because e Ge.40.3,4,7. 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art the king is near of kink to us: 2 bound.

thou in health, my brother? And wherefore then be ye angry for this

Joab took Amasa by the beard matter? have we eaten at all of 3 in widow. with the right hand to kiss i him. the king's cost ? or liath he given us hood of life. 10 But Amasa took no heed to the any gift?

sword that was in Joab's hand: so 43 And the men of Israel answered 4 Call. hie k smote him therewith in the the men of Judah, and said, We

fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to have ten parts in the king, and we fch. 19.13. the ground, and struck him not have also more right in David than

again, and he died. So Joab an! ye: why then did ye 11 despise us, & ch.11.11. Abishai his brother pursued after

IKi.1.33. that our advice should not be first

Sheba the son of Bichri. had in bringing back our king ?s deliver

11 And one of Joab's men stood by And the words of the men of Ju


him, and said, He that favoureth dah werel fiercer than the words

from our

Joab, and he that is for David, let of the men of Israel.


him go after Joab. CHAPTER XX.

12 And Amasa wallowed in blood By occasion of the quarrel, Sheban 1Ki, 1.38. in the midst of the highway. And maketh a party in Israel.

when the man saw that all the

people stood still, he removed a man of Belial, whose name

Amasa out of the highway into the

Å IKi,2.5, was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a

field, and cast a cloth upon him, Benjamite and he blew a trum-12 ch.2.23.

when he saw that every one that pet, and said, We have no part a in

came by him stood still. David, neither have wo inheritance 6 doubled not

13 When he was removed out of in the son of Jesse: every man to his stroke, the highway, all the people went his tents, O Israel.

on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba 2 Sob every man of Israel went

the son of Bichri.


AND there happened to be there i Lu.22.47.

and so

Sheba is bchraded.

2 SAMUEL, XXI. Three years' famine, $c. 14 And he went through all the B. C. 1022. year after year; and David I inquirtribes of Israel unto Abel, m and to

ed of the LORD And the LORD Beth-Inaachah, and all the Berites: m 2Ki. 15.29. answered, It is for Saul, and for his and they were gathered together, 2Ch.16.4. bloody house, because he slew the and went also after him.

n 2Ki.19.32. Gibeonites.a 15 And they came and besieged - or, against 2 And the king called the Gibeonluim in Abel of Beth-maachah, and the outmost ites, and said unto them; (now the they cast up a bank n against the wan. Gibeonites were b not of the childcity, and it stood 7 in the trench: 8 marred to ren of Israel, but of the remnant and all the people that were with throw down of the Amorites ; and the children Joab 8 battered the wall, to throw 9 or, They

of Israel had sworn unto them: and it down.

plainly Saul sought to slay them in his zeal 16 . Then cried a wise woman 8 pake in to the children of Israel and Juout of the city, Hear, hear; say,

I the begin. dah.) pray you, unto Joab, Come near ning, say- 3 Wherefore David said unto the hither, that I may speak with thee. ing, Surely Gibeonites, What shall I do for 17 And when he was come near

they will

you ? and wherewith shall I make unto her, the woman said, Art thou ask of Abel, the atonement, that ye may bless Joab? And he answered, I am he.

the inheritance c of the LORD?

make an Then she said unto him, Hear the

4 And the Gibeonites said unto

end. words of thine handmaid. And he


him, 2 We will have no silver d nor answered, I do hear.

gold of Saul, nor of his house ;

o Ju.5.7. 18 Then she spake, saying, 9 They

neither for us shalt thou kill any were wont to speak in old time, to his name man in Israel. And he said, What saying, They shall surely ask counsel p Ec.9.14-16. ye shall say, that will I do for you. at Abel : and so they ended the 11 were scat- 5 And they answered the king, matter,

tered. The man that consumed us, and 19 I am one of them that are peace- q ch.8.16-18. that 3devised against us that we able and faithful in Israel: thou r 1K1.4.6. should be destroyed from remainseekest to destroy a city and a mo


ing in any of the coasts of Israel, ther o in Israel why wilt thou 12 or, remem. Jelivered unto us, and we will

6 Let seven men of his sons e be swallow up the inheritance of the

brancer LORD?

hang them up unto the LORD in 20 And Joab answered and said, 13 or, a prince Gibeahf of Saul, 4 whom the LORD

ch.8.18. Far be it, fur be it from me, that I

did choose. And the king said, I

Ge.41.45. should swallow up or destroy.

will give them.

Ex.2.16. 21 The matter is not so: but a

7 But the king spared Mephibeman of mount Ephraim, (Sheba

sheth, the son of Jonathan the son the son of Bichri by 10 name;) hath (CHAP. 21.) of Saul, because of the LORD's lifted up his hand against the king, 1 sought the oath g that was between them, beeven against David : deliver him

face, tween David and Jonathan the son oply, and I will depart from the Nu.27.21. of Saul. city: And the woman said unto a 1Sa.22.19. 8 But the king took the two sons Joab, Behold, his head shall be b Jos.9.3-21, of Rizpah h the daughter of Aiah, thrown to thee over the wall. & ch.20.19. whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni

22 Then the woman went unto all 2 or, It is not and Mephibosheth; and the five the people in her wisdom. p And

silver nor sons of 5 Michal the daughter of they cut off the head of Sheba the

gold that

Saul, whom she 6 brought up for son of Bichri, and cast it out to we have to Adriel the son of Barzillai the

do with Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and

Meholathite :

Saul, or they 11 retired from the city, every

9 And he delivered them into the

his house ; hands of the Gibeonites, and they man to his tent. And Joab return

neither ed to Jerusalem unto the king. pertains it hanged them in the hill before i 23 Now Joab q was over all the to us to

the LORD: and they fell all seven host of Israel: and Benaiah the son kill. together, and were put to death in of Jehoiada, was over the Chereth- d Ps.49.8,7. the days of harvest, in the first ites and over the Pelethites; 3or,cut us of days, in the beginning of barley

24 And Adoram was over the r e Eze.18.19. | harvest. tribute : and Jehoshaphats the son f 1$a. 10.26. 10 T And Rizpah the daughter of of Ahilud was 12 recorder:

4 chosen of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it 25 And Sheva was scribe: and Za

the LORD. for her upon the rock, from the bedok and Abiathar were the priests:

g 1Sa.20.15.

ginning of harvest until water

1 26 And Ira also the Jainite was sor, Michal's dropped upon them out of heaven , 18 & chief ruler about David,

sister. CHAPTER XXI.

6 bare to

the air to rest on them by day, nor The three years' famine for the Gi


the beasts of the field by night. beonites ceaseth.


11 And it was told David what THEN there was a famine in the 1Sa. 15.33. Rizpah the daughter of Ajah, the days of David three years,

concubine of Saul, had done.



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