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5's And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword : and Judah was four hundred threeSCOre and ten thousand men that drew sword. 6 Bute Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them : for the king's word was abominable to Joab. 7 And I God was displeased with this thing: therefore he smotessrael. 8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, dof away with the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.g 9's And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, h saying, . 10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I 2 offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, 8 Choose thee 12 Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, (while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee;) or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me. 13 Amd David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: i let me fall know into the hand of the LORD: (for very 4 great l are his mercies :) but let me not fall into the hand of IIloil. 77. 14"| So the LORD sent pestilence n upon Israel: and there fell of Israel Seventy thousand men. 15 And sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it : and as he was destroying, the LoRD beheld, and he repêntéd o him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay p now thine Hand. the angel of the LoRD stood by the threshing-floor of 5 Ornang the Jebusite.

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is punished with postilence. 16 And David iifted up his eyes, and saw the angel r of the LOR:) stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces. 17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered 7 even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed ; but as for these s sheep, what have they done : Let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on to me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be lagued. 18"| Then the angel w of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David,that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the LORD. 20 to And Orhan turned back, and saw the angel; 7 and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat. 21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went Qut of the threshing-floor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground. Then I)avid said to Orman, 8 Grant me the place of this threshing-floor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD : thou shalt grant it me for the full price : that the plague may be stayed from the people. 23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt-offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the * for the meat-offering ; I give it all. 24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy v it for the full price ; for I will not take that which is thine for the Lori), nor offer burnt-offerings without COSt. My 25 So David gave to Orman for the o six hundred shekels of gold y weight. 26 And David built there an altar unto the LoßD, and offered burntofferings and so and called upon the LORD; and a he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt-offering. 27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.

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that the LORD had answered him | in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there. 29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses inade y in the wilderness, and the altar of the burntoffering, were at that season in the high place z at Gibeon. 30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for he was afraid a because of the sword of the angel of the LORD. CHAPTER XXII. David instructeth Solomon in God's promises, and his duty in building the temple. HEN David said, This a is the ... house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt-offering for Israel. 2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers b that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God. 3 And David prepared c iron in abundance for the nails for the u00rs of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance withoutd weight; 4 Also cedar trees in abundance : e for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David. 5 And David said, Solomon my son is young f and tender, and the ãoise that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical,g of fame and of glory throughOut all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepaired abundantly before his death. 6 * Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the sord God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was h in my mind to build an house i unto the manne | of the LORD my God: i 8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou k hast shed blood l abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build all house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest : and I will give him rest from aii his enemies round about: for his name shall be 1 Solomon, and I will | ;IVC peace m and quietness unto srael in his days. i. 10 Hen shall build an house for my name; and he shall be myson o' and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom Over Israel for ever. 11 Now, my son, the LoRD p be!

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with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house' of the floor, thy God, as he hath said of thee. . 12 Only the LORD give q thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God. J3 Then r shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel : be s strong, and of good courage; dreadnot, nor be dismayed. 14 Now, behold, in my 2 trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; (for it is in abundance :) timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto. 15 Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and 3 workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work. 16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the t LORD be with thee. 17 of David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help SoloImon his son, saying, 18 is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest u on every side ; for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people. 19 Now set w your heart and your soul to seek w the LoRD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the Sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring or the ark of the covenant of the Lond, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD. CHAPTER XXIII

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1719. 0 a when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel. 2 *s And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites. 3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty b years and upward: und their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand. 4. Of which, twenty and four thousand were to 1 set forward the work of the house of the LORD : and six thousand were officers c judges:

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{} { àil. 10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, 4 Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei. 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah 5 had not many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according to their father's house. 12"| The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four. išThe sons of Amram ; Aaron and Moses: and Aarone was separated that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to f §r. incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless g in his name for ever, 14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi. 15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom and Eliezer. 16 Of the sons of Gershom, 6 Shebuel was the chief. 17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the 7 chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were 8 very many. 18. Of the sons of Izhar; 9 Shelomith the chief. 19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. s 20 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Micah the first, and Jesiah the second. , , Ži iThe sons of Merari; Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kish. 22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their 10 brethren the sons of Kish tookthem. 23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Filer, and Jeremoth, three. 24 * These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted h by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the Loap, from the age of twenty i years and upwurd.

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Office of the Levites. 25 For David said, The Lord God of Israel hath given rest k unto his §. 11 that they may dwell in erusalem for ever. 26 And also unto the Levites: they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof. 27 For by the last words of David the Levites were 12 numbered from l twenty years old and above : 28 Because their 13 office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of ali holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God; 29 Both for the show-bread, mand. for the fine flour n for meat offering, and for o the unleavened cakes, and for that which is baked in the 14 pan, and for that which is fried, and for all manner of measure p and size; 30 And q to stand every morni to thank and praise the LORD, an likewise at even ; 31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto the LORD in r the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, s by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD : 32 And that they should keep the t charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and u the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD. ER XXIV

The division of the sons of Aaron by lot into four and twenty orders. OW a these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron, The sons of Aaron : Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 2 But Nadab and Abihu died b before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office. 3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech c of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service. 4 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among , the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers. * * 5 Thus were they divided by lot, d one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were

Of the sons of Aaron.

of the sons of Eleazar, and of the

sons of Ithamar. 6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote thern before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one 1 principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one for Ithamar. 7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, 8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim 9The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin, 10. The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah, e 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah, 12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to [mmer, 15. The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses, 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel, he one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to

jasmus, 18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah. 19 These were the orderings f of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him. *| And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram ; Shubael : g of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah. 21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was

hiah. 22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth : h of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath. 23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. 24 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Michah: of the sons of Michah ; Shamir. 25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah: Zechariah.... . 26 of The i sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah ; Beno. 27. The sons of Merari by Jaaziah ; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. 28. Of Mahli came Eleazar, who k had no sens.

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Of the singers, 29 Concerning Kish: the son of ish was Je eel. - 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers. 31 These likewise cast lots overl gainst their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren. CHAPTER XXV. The number and offices of the singers. Mo; David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, a and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy, with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was : 2 Of the sons of Asaph ; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethamiah, and 1 Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied 2 according to the order of

e king. 3 Of Jeduthun : the sons of Jeduthun ; Gedaliah, and 3 Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, 4 six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD. 4 Of Heman : the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,8Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hamani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth : 5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the 7 words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, 8 according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. 7 So the number of them with their brethren, that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight. 8 T And b they cast, lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher c as the scholar. 9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph : the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve: 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his

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3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh. 4 Moreover the sons of Obededom a were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth, 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth : for God blessed 3 him. 6 Also unto Shermaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men b of valour. 7 The sons of Shemaiah i. Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah. § Ali these of the sons of obededom : they and their sons and

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twelve : 21. The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 23 The sixteenth to Hamaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : The four and twentieth to Ro

manti-ezer, he, his sons, and his

brethren, were twelve. ČíAñTERXxVI.

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The gates assigned by lot. ONCERNING the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was i Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of 2 Asaph. And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the first-born,

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9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen. 10 Also Hosah, d of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him the chief;) 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth : all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen. 12 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against anOther, to minister in the house of the LORD. 13 *| And they cast lots, 4 as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every

gate. 14 And the lot eastward fell to

o Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, (a wise counsellor,) they

Cast lots; and his lot came out northward. 15 To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons the house of 6 Asuppim. 16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going e up, ward against ward. 17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim f two and two. 18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar. 19 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari. .. 20 "| And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures g of the 7 dedicated things. 21. As concerning the sons of 8 Laadan : the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of

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