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a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a a tent. 2 Then David said, 1 None bought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever. 3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up c the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it. 4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites : 5 Of the sons of Kohath ; Uriel the chief, and his 2 brethren an hundred and twenty. 6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty. 7 Of the sons of Gershom ; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty. ... 8 0f the sons of Elizaphan; d. Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred. 9 Of the sons of Hebron; e Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourSCOre. 10 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve. 11 And lyavid called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Annminadab, 12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify f yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. -13 For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach g upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.h 14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel. 15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses i commanded according to the word of the LORD. 16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting k up the voice with joy. 17 So the Levites appointed Heman l the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph m the son of Berechiah ; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan n the son of Kushaiah ; 18. And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah,


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Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and femiei and innoia, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mik. neiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. 19. So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass; And Zechariah, and 3 Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth ; o 21 And Mattitlıiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edoru, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the 4 Sheminith to excel. And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, 5 was for 6 song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were door-keepers for the ark. 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow p with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah were door-keepers for the ark. 25 “I So q David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obed-edom with joy. 26 And it came to pass, when God helped the sevites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams. 27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the 7 song, with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen. 28 Thus r all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps. *| And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking Out at a window saw king David dancing s and playing: and she despised him t in her heart. XHAPTER XVI. 1 David's festival sacrifice: 7 His psalm of thanksgiving. So a they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings before God.

David's psalm 2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of too

7!C. 4 *|| And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, b and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: 5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom ; and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals; 6 Benaian also and Jahaziel the riests with trumpets continually o the ark of the covenant of 7 * Then c on that day David delivered first this psalm, to thank the LORD, into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, 8. Give d thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk eye of all his wondrous WOTKS, 10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 13 Q ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen

OH162S. 14. He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 15 5. ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, f and of his oath unto Isaac ; g 17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob h for a law, and to Israel for t an everlasting covenant, k 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the 2 lot of your inheritance; 19 When §. were but 3 few, even a few, l and strangers in it. 20 And when o went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom. to another people; 21. He suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he reproved kings m fur their sakes,


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of thanksgiving. 22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 23 Sing n unto the LORD, all the earth ; show forth from day to day his salvation. . . 24 Declare his glory among the heathen : his marvellous works o all nations. 25 For great is the . LORD, and i. to be praised : he also is to e feared above all gods. 26 For all the gods of the people are idols: o but the LORD made the heavens.p 27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. o 28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 29 Give unto the LoRD the glory due unto his name : bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 30 Fear before him, all the earth : the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. 33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LoRD, because he cometh to judge the earth. 34 0 q give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 35 And say ye, Save rus, O God of our salvation, and gather us toether, and deliver us from the son. that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise. 36 Blessed s be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all t the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD. 37 's So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required : 38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah to be porters; 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LoRD in the high place that was at Gibeon, u 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto the Lord upon the altar of the burnt-offering continually 4 morning v and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the law

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€Wer. 42 And with them Heman and Jeduthull with trumpets and cymbals a for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthum were 5 porters.y 43 And z all the people departed every man to his house : and David returned to bless his house. PTER XVII

1 Nathan promiseth David a blessing. 16 vid's prayer. OW a it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD fremaineth under curtains. 2 Then b Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee. 3 *| And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, # Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in : 5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have 1 gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another. 6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, (whom I commanded to feed my people,) saying, Why have ye not built mé an house of cedars : 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant Dayid, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the csheep-cote,even from 2 following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel: 8. And d I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies é from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth. 9 Also I will ordain a place for

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them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved g, no more; neither h shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, (as at the beginning, 10 And since the time that I commanded judges i to be over my people Israel.) Moreover, I will subdue all thine enemies,” Further

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Gca’s porcmise to David, more, I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house. *|| And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom. 12. He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for

eVer. 13 I l will be his father, and he shall be my son : and m f will not take my mercy away from him; as ftook it from him that was before thee : 14 But n I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and o his throne shall be established for evermore. 15. According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so A. | did Nathan speak unto David. 6,14. 16, T And David the king, came e Ps. 18. title.|and sat before the LORD, and said, f Ps. 92.13 Whop am I, O LoBD God, and what I..." is mine house, q that thou hast jo. 23.6, brought me hitherto 7 g Re.8.12 17, And yet this was a small thing "... in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast h ;4. also spoken of thy servant's house re. * |for a great while to come, and hast i su.2.14-18 regarded me according to the estate k Ps. 18.40,&c of a man of high degree, O LORD 1 Co. 15.25. God. 18 What can David speak more to ~~~~~~~~~ thee for the honour of thy servant? ! 2Sa.7.14, 15. for thou knowest thy servant. ... p.s. | 19.0 Loop, for r thy, servant's 1.3° sake, and according to thine own s -*.*.*.*.*.*.*.* heart, hast thou done all this greatn Pu-1-33. Iness in making known all these o Ps.72.17. |8 great things.

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20 O LORD, there t is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 1 And u what one mation in the earth is like thy Po. Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by "...# out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast re

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188. 25 For thou, O my God, hast 4 told thy servant that thou wilt build hion an house : therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee. 26. And now, LoRD, (thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:) 27 Now therefore 5 let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and z it shall be blessed for ever. HAPTER XVIII. David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites. OW a after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistimes, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts. 3 of And David Smote 1 Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven 2thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen : David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of 3 Damascus, came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand

IłłęIA. 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria-damascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought ifts. Thus the Lord preserved avid whithersoever he went. 7 And David took the shields of # that were on the servants of adarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 Likewise from 4 Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith b Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass. 9 || Now when 5 Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of

Zobah; 10. He sent 6 Hadoram his son to king David, to 7 inquire of his welfare, and to 8 congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer 9 had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass. 11 * Them also king David dedi

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1 CHRONICLES, XVIII, XIX. His messengers abused.

cated unto the LORD, with the silyer c and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek. 12 Moreover 10 Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites d in the valley of salt eighteen thousand. 13 *| And he put garrisons in Edom ; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went. 14 || So David reigned over all Israel, and e executed judgment and justice among all his people. 15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, 11 recorder. 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and 12 Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and 13 Shawsha was scribe; 17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites ; and the sons of David were chief 14 about the king. CHAPTER XIX. David sendeth messengers to comfort Hanun the son of Nahash. No. it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead. And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanum the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him. 3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, 1 Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee 7 are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to b spy out the land 7 4. Wherefore c Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the midst, hard by their buttocks, and Sent them away. 5. Then there went certain, and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet them : (for the men were greatly ashamed.) And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return. 6 *| And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves 2 odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to The Syrians overcome. hire d them chariots and horsemen

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ria-maachah, and out of Zobahçe * So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people ; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle. 8 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men. 9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field. 10 Now when Joab saw that the 3 battle was set tigainst him before and behind, he chose out of all the 4 choice of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians. 11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of 5 Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array against the children of Ammon. 12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me : but if the children of AmInon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee. 13 Bef of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for Qūr ople; and for the cities of our God : and g let the LORD do that which is good in his sight. 14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the Syrians unto the battle ; and they fled h before him. 15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the City. Then Joab came to Jerusalem. 16 T And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse besore Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the 6 river ; and 7 Shohach the captain of the host of adarezer went before them. 17. And it was told David ; and he o all Israel, and passed over ordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array o: the Syrians, they fought with him. 18. But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host. . 19 And i when ge servants of

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1 CHRONICLES, XX, XXI. Rabbah taken and spoiled.

Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants : neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon an


Ao & it came to pass, that 1 after the '. was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joah led forth the power of the army and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. (But David tarried at Jerusalem.). And b Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it, 2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it 2 to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head : and , he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city. 3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. 4. J". c it came to pass after this, that there 3 arose war at 4 Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew 5 Sippai, that was of the children 3. 6 the giant: and they were sub

tle (1. 5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and anan the son of 7 Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear-staff was like a weaver's beam. 6 And d yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great 8 stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was 9 the son of the giant. 7 But when he 10 defied Israel, Jonathan the son of 11 Shimea, David's brother, slew him. 8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his Servants. ... CHAPTER XXI. . David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joao to number the people. Satan stood up b against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. " 2 And David said to Joab, and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to ; and bring c the number of them to me, that I may know it.

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