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Four giants slain.

12 of And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of k Jabesh-gilead, which had stolen them from the street of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa: 13 And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; and they gathered the bones of them that were hanged. 14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, l in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was entreated m for the land. 15's Moreover the Philistines had }. war again with Israel; and avid went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint. 16 And Ishbi-benob, (which was of the sons of 7 the giant, the weight of 8 whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight,) he being girded with a new food, thought to have slain {

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17 But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah Succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou on shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the 9 lighto of Israel.

18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob : then Sibbechai p the Hushathite slew 10 Saph, which was of the sons of 11 the giant. 19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of 12 Jaare-oregim, a Beth-lehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's

€3.II). 20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where, was a man of great Stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes four and twenty in number; an he also was born to 13 the giant. 21 And when he 14 defied Israel, jonathan the son of Shimeah, q the brother of David, slew him. 22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his 861 Wants.

CHAPTER XXII. 4 psalm qf thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance and manifold blessings.

2 SAMUEL, XXII.

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1 Jos. 18.28. on ch. 24.25. 7 or, Rapha. 8 the staff, or the ho." n ch. 18.3. 9 candle, or, lamp. olki, 11.36. p 1Ch. 20.4. 19 or, Sippai, 11 or, Rapha. 12 or, Jair. 18 or, Rapha. 14 or, reproached, |Sa. 17. 10. 25,26. q 1Sa. 16.9, Shammah.

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David's psalin.

Ao Davidspake unto the LORDa

the words of this song, b in the

day that the foop had delivered

him out of the hand of all his

goles, and out of the hand of 3.Ull

2 And he said, the LORD is my rock, c and my fortress, d and my deliverer: - - 3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust ; he is my shield, e and the horn f of my salvation, my high tower, g and my refuge, h my Saviour; thou savest me from violence. 4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 5 When the 1 waves of death compassed me, the floods of 2 ungodly men made me afraid. 6The 3 sorrows of hell compassed me about ; the snares of death preVented me: 7 In my distress i I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear; my voice out of his temple, and my cry dul enter into his ears. 8 Then the earth l shook and trembled; the foundations of heayen m moved and shook, because he was wroth. 9 There went up a smoke 4 out of his nostrils, and fire out n of hi mouth devoured : coals were kindied by it. 10. He bowed o the heavens also, and came down so and darkness p was under his feet. 11, And he rode upon a cherub, q and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings r of the wind. 12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, 5 dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies. 13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled. 14 The LoRD thundered s from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice, 15 And he sent out arrows, t and scattered them ; lightning, and disComfited them. 16And the channels of the sea u appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his 6 nostrils. 17 He sent from above, he took me ; he drew me out of 7 many waters; v 18 He delivered me from my Strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong | Isle. 19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LoRD was my stay

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David's psalm 20 He brought me forth also into a large place : he delivered me because he delighted w in me. 21 The LORD rewarded me accord1ng a to my righteousness : according to the y cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 22 For I have kept z the ways of the LoRD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 23 For a all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. 24, I was also upright 8 before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. 25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness 9 in his eye-sight. 26 with the merciful"; thou wilt show thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt show thyself upright. 27 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure ; and with the froward c thou wilt 10 show thyself unsavoury. 28 And the afflicted people thout

2 SAMUEL, XXIII.

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29 For thou art my lamp, O || LORD : and the LoRD will lighten

my darkness.

For by thee I have 12 run

through a troop : by my God have I leaped over a wall. 31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is is tried : he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? 33 God is my strength and power: and he 14 maketh my way per

ect. 34 He 15 maketh my feet e like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places. 35 He teacheth my hands 16 to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath 17 made me great. . 37. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my 18 feet did not slip. 38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until them. 39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they ‘Could not arise : yea, they are fallen funder my feet. 40 For thou hast girded me

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of thanksgiving rose up against me hast thou 19 subdued under me. 41 Thou hast also given me the h necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. 42 They looked, but there was none to save ; even unto the LORD, but a he answered them not. 43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust k of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire l of the street, and did spread them abroad. 44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings m of my people. thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen ; n a people which I knew not shall serve me. 45 20 Strangers shall 21 submit themselves unto me; as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unt O me. 46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close o places. 47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. 48 It is God that 22 avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me. 49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast listed me up on high above them that rose up against me; thou hast delivered p me from the violent IIläfli. 50 Therefore I will give thanks

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then, and I will sing praises unto thy name. 51 He is the tower of salvation for his king : and showeth mercy, to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for everinore.g CHAPTER XXIII. David in his last words professeth his faith in God's promises. OW these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised a up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist b of Israel, said, 2The Spirit cofthe LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. 3 The Godofisrael said, the Rock of lsrael spake to me, i He that ruleth over men must be just, d ruling in the feare of God. .. 4 And he shall be as the light fos the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tendergrass springing out of the

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though my house be not SQ with God; yet he hath made with me an h everlasting covenant, 9. dered in , and sure : for this is all my salvation, and all my

Catalogue of desire, i although he make it not to OW

5. *|| But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands 7 But the man that shall touch them must be 2 fenced with iron, and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire k in the same place. 8 * These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: #. Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; (the same was Adino the Eznite :) he lift up his spear against eight hundred, 4 whom he slew at one time. 9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away : * 10 He arose, and smote the Philistimes until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword ; and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. 11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together 6 into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fied from the Philistines. 12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory. 13 And 6 three of the thirty chiefs went down, and came to David in the harvest-time unto l the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. 14 And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem, 15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate 1 16And the three mighty membrake through the host of the Philistimes, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David : nevertheless he would not drink ;of but poured it out unto the R

D. . 17 And he said, Be it far from me, QLORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went injeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things id these three mighty me

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David's mighty men. Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, 7 and slew them, and had the name among three. 19 Was he not most honourable of three ? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three. 20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, 8 who had done many acts, he slew two 9 lion-like men of Moab; he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow : 21 And he slew an 10 a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear. 22 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name of three mighty men. 23 He was 11 more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three, And David set him 12 over his guard. 24 Asahel the brother of Joab was One of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem, 25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite, 26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite 27 Abiezer the Amethothite, Mgbunnai the Hushathite, 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, 29 Heleh the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the 13 brooks of Gaash, 31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite, 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan, Shammah the Hararite, Ahian the son of Sharar the Hararite, 34 Eliphelet the son of Allasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, 35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, 36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite, g 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Nahari the Beerothite, armour-bearer to joab the son of Žeruiah, 38Iraman Ithrite,Careban Ithrite, 39 Uriah n the Hittite : thirty and seven in all.

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ND again a the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and 1 he moved David against them to say, Go, b number Israel and Judah. 2 For the king said to Joab the Captain of the host, which was with him,” Go now through all the tribes 3f Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number c of the people. 3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, (how many soever they be,) an hundred-fold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing 4Notwithstanding the king's word prevailed against Joab, and ainst the Captains of the host. And Joah and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel. 5 os And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, d on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the 3 river of Gad, and toward Jazer:e 6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tââtimonooshi; and they came to Dan-jaan, f and about to Zidon, g 7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beer-sheba. | 8. So when they had gone through

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all the land, they came to Jerusa; I'

lem at the end of nine months and twenty days. 9 And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unt the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of

Judah were five hundred thousand

*Thorl. 10 *s And David’s heart Smote h him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, It have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away k the iniquity of thy servant; for have done very foolishly.. . 11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, m David's seer, saying, 12.Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LoRD, I offer thee three things; choosen thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13 So came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shail so. veno years of famine come unto

2 SAMUEL, XXIV.

B. C. 1017.

a ch.21.1. 1 Satan. 1Ch.21.1, &c. Ja. 1. 13,14. b Ch. 27.23, 24.

c Jer. 17.5. d Jos. 13.9,18. 9 or, valley. e Nu.32.1,3. 4 or, mether

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inhabited. f Ju. 18.29. g Jos. 19.28. h 1Sa.24.5. i ch. 12.13. k Ho. 14.2. l 18a. 13. 13, m 1Sa.22.5.

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* or, many. p Ps. 103.8, 14. 119. 156. CXXXVI. q Ps. 106.41, 42. Is.47.6. r Ex. 12.23.

s Ps,90. 13. 135. 14.

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playues propounded. thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in o land 3 Now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. 14 And IDavid said unto Gad, I am in a great straito let us fail now into the hand of the LORD; (for his mercies are 3 great :) p and let me not fall into q the hand of man. 15"| So the T.ORD sent a pestilence upon Israel, from the morning even to the time appointed : and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-Sheba seventy thousand men. 16 And when the angel r stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repenteds him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough : t stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing-place of Araumah u the Jebusite. 17 And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have v sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, w what have they done 4, Let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house. 18 "I And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshing-floor of 8 Araunah the Jebusite. . 19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the LoRD commanded. 20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him : and Araumah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground. 21 And Araumah said, 'Wherefore is my lord the king come to his seryant? And David said, To buy a the threshing-floor of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be stayed y from the people. -22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen 2 for burntsacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood. 23 All these things did Araumah, as a king, a give unto the king. And Araumah said unto the king, The LoRD thy God accept b thee. 24 And the king said unto Arau; nah, Nay; but I will surely § $f of thee at a rice: neither will I offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD

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David builds 1 KINGS, I. an altar,

my God of that which doth cost| B. C. 1017. unto the LoRD, and offered burntme nothing. So David bought the offerings and peace-offerings. threshing-floor and the oxen for a ch.21.14 the LORD was entreated c for the (ifty shekels of silver. “” |land, and the plague was stayed 25 And David built there an altarl — from Israel.

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The First Book of the KINGS, commonly called
The Third Book of the KINGS.

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From the Creation, 2989....Before Christ, 1015.... Year of David, 40.

- CHAPTER I.
Solomon, by David's oppointment, is
anointed king.
OW king David was old and
1 stricken in years; and they
covered him with clothes, but he
gat no heat.
2. Wherefore his servants said un-

B. C. 1015.

1 entered
into days.

2 them seek.

3 a dansel,

Benaiah, and the mighty men, and
Solomon his brother, he called
not.
11 * Wherefore Nathan spake
unto Bath-Sheba the mother of So-
lomon, saying, Hast thou not heard
that Adonijah the son of Haggith
doth reign, and David our lord

to him, Let 2 there be sought for **ś" ||...wo moto my lord the king 3 a young virgin : 4 be a che- 12 Now therefore come, let me, I and let her stand before the king, risher unto. pray thee, give thee counsel, that i. * her 4 cherish him, and let a 2Sam.3.4 o . so og i. life, her lie in thy bosom, that my lord ** and the life of thy son Solomon. the king may get heat. b Lu, 14.1 ! 13 Go and get thee in unto king 3 So they sought for a fair damsel o ‘’” David, and say unto him, Didst not throughout all the coasts of Israel, 5 reign. thou, my lord, Q king, swear i unto and found Abishag a oute, c 2Sarn. 15. I los o so *. and brought her to the king. “‘’’ ‘‘ ly, k Solomon thy son shall reign 4 And the damsel was very fair, S from his after me, and he shall sit .#. and cherished the king, and minis-i days. oo:: why then doth Adonijah tered to him : but the king knew 1 h; reign her not; * - s ords 14 Behold, while thou yet talkest 5 * Then Adonijah a the son of there with the king, I also will i o, o o b ; d ch. 2.28. o: # Il After thee, and 10 confirm * : g * V WOr(IS. i. co"...”. e 2Sa. 20.25. # *Bathsheba wentinumto fifty men to run trefore him. 8 helped the king, into the chamber: , and 6 And his fasher had not displeased after the king was very old; and Abis; o," at any tiime in ..". Y. .Adonijah. hag |. jouanmite ministered last thou done so 7 and he also unto the king. was a very goodly man; and his of ch. 4, 18. 16And Bath-sheba bowed, and did molher bare him after Absalom. g 2Sa.23.8 obeisance unto the king. And the 7 And 7 he conferred with Joab d "... [king said 11 What wouldest thou !

the Son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar e the priest; and they, 8 fol

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17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD

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