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The armies that came I. CHRONICLES. to David at Hebron.

18 Then the spirit came upon Ama- of them had kept the ward of the sai, who was chief of the captains, house of Saul. and he said, Thine are we, David, 30 And of the children of Ephraand on thy side, thou son of Jesse : im twenty thousand and eight hunpeace, peace be unto thee, and peace dred, mighty men of valour, famous be to thine helpers; for thy God throughout the house of their fahelpeth thee. Then David received thers. them, and made them captains of 31 And of the half tribe of Manas the band.

seh eighteen thousand, which were 19 And there fell some of Manasseh expressed by name, to come and to David, when he came with the make David king. Philistines against Saul to battle ; 32 And of the children of Issachar but they helped them not: for the which were men that had under lords of the Philistines upon advise- standing of the times, to know wha ment sent him away, saying, He Israel ought to do; the heads o will fall to his master Saul to the them were two hundred; and a jeopardy of our heads.

their brethren were at their com 20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell mandment. to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and 33 Of Zebulun, such as went fort Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, to battle, expert in war, with a and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, instruments of war, fifty thousan captains of the thousands that were which could keep rank: they we of Manasseh.

not of double heart. 21 And they helped David against 34 And of Naphtali a thousar the band of the rovers: for they were captains, and with them with shie all mighty men of valour, and were and spear thirty and seven tho captains in the host.

sand. 22 For at that time day by day 35 And of the Danites expert in w there came to David to help him, twenty and eight thousand and s until it was a great host, like the hundred. host of God.

36 And of Asher, such as went fom 23 And these are the numbers of to battle, expert in war, forty the the bands that were ready armed to sand, the war, and came to David to He 37 And on the other side of Jord bron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to of the Reubenites, and the Gadit him, according to the word of the and of the half tribe of Manass Lord.

with all manner of instruments 24 The children of Judah that bare war for the battle, a hundred shield and spear were six thousand twenty thousand. and eight hundred, ready armed to 38 All these men of war, that co the war.

keep rank, came with a perfect he 25 Of the children of Simeon, to Hebron, to make David king a mighty men of valour for the war, all Israel: and all the rest also of seven thousand and one hundred. rael were of one heart to make Da

26 Of the children of Levi four king. thousand and six hundred.

39 And there they were with 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of vid three days, eating and drink the Aaronites, and with him were for their brethren had prepare three thousand and seven hundred; them.

28 And Zadok, a young man mighty 40 Moreover they that were of valour, and of his father's house them, even unto Issachar and Z twenty and two captains.

lun and Naphtali, brought brea 29 And of the children of Benja- asses, and on camels, and on m min, the kindred of Saul, three thou- and on oxen, and meat, meal, c sand: for hitherto the greatest part of figs, and bunches of raisins



1. And all the congregation said Nom

Jiram king of Tyre sent

The ark removed. I. CHRONICLES.

David's victories. wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep him, because he put his hand to the abundantly : for there was joy in ark: and there he died before God. Israel.

11 And David was displeased, beCHAPTER XIII.

cause the LORD had made a breach David feteheth the ark with great solemnity from upon Uzzah: wherefore that place Kirjath.jearim. 9 Uzzah being smitten, the ark is called Perez-uzzah to this day. is left ai the house of Obed-edom.

12 And David was afraid of God ND David consulted with the that day, saying, How shall I bring

captains of thousands and hun the ark of God home to me?
dreds, and with every leader. 13 So David brought not the ark

2 And David said unto all the con- home to himself to the city of David,
gregation of Israel, It' it seem good but carried it aside into the house of
unto you, and that it be of the LORD Obed-edom the Gittite.
our God, let us send abroad unto our 14 And the ark of God remained
brethren every where, that are left with the family of Obed-edom in his
in all the land of Israel, and with house three months. And the LORD
them also to the priests and Levites blessed the house of Obed-edom, and
which are in their cities and suburbs, all that he had.
that they may gather themselves un-
to us :

3 And let us bring again the ark Hiram's kindness to David. 3. David's famıy.
of our God to us: for we inquired

8 His victories over the Philistincs. not it


messengers to David, and timthat they would do so: for the thing ber of cedars, with masons and carwas right in the eyes of all the peo- penters, to build him a house. ple.

2 And David perceived that the 5 So David gathered all Israel to Lord had confirmed him king over gether, from Shihor of Egypt even Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up unto the entering of Hemath, to on high, because of his people Israel. bring the ark of God from Kirjath 3 And David took more wives at jearim.

Jerusalem: and David begat more 6 And David went up, and all Is- sons and daughters. rael, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath 4 Now these are the names of his jearim, which belonged to Judah, children which he had in Jerusalem ; to bring up thence the ark of God Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and the LORD, that dwelleth between the Solomon, cherubim, whose name is called on 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elit.

palet, 7 And they carried the ark of God 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and in a new cart out of the house of Japhia, Abinadab: and Uzzah and Ahio 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and drave the cart.

Eliphalet. 8 And David and all Israel played 8 T And when the Philistines heard before God with all their might, and that David was anointed king over with singing, and with harps, and all Israel, all the Philistines went up with psalteries, and with timbrels, to seek David. And David heard of and with cymbals, and with trump- it, and went out against them. ets.

9 And the Philistines came and 9 And when they came unto the spread themselves in the valley of threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzzah put Rephaim. forth his hand to hold the ark; for 10 And David inquired of God, saythe oxen stumbled.

ing, Shall I go up against the Phi10 And the anger of the Lord was listines ? and wilt thou deliver them kindled against Uzzah, and he smote | into mine hand? And the Lord said


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20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Sande slet it in the midst of the

The ark brought up.

I. CHRONICLES. Their thanksgiving. and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and / window saw king David dancing Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benai- and playing: and she despised him ah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, in her heart. and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and

CHAPTER XVI. Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters. David's sacrifices and offerings. 4 He appointer 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, a choir to sing the praises of God. 7 The psalmi

of thanksgiving. 37 He appointeth ministers, and Ethan, were appointed to sound

porters, priests, and musicians, to attend con. with cymbals of brass;

tinually on the ark.

of Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Bena- tent that David had pitched for it: iah, with psalteries on Alamoth; and they offered burnt sacrifices and

21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, peace offerings before God. and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and 2 And when David had made an Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on end of offering the burnt offerings the Sheminith to excel.

and the peace offerings, he blessed 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Le- the people in the name of the LORD. vites, was for song: he instructed 3 And he dealt to every one of Isabout the song, because he was skil- rael, both man and woman, to every ful.

one a loaf of bread, and a good piece 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah of flesh, and a flagon of wine. were doorkeepers for the ark. 4 | And he appointed certain of

24 And Shebaniah, and Jehosha- the Levites to minister before the phat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, ark of the Lord, and to record, and and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and to thank and praise the LORD God Eliezer, the priests, did blow with of Israel: the trumpets before the ark of God: 5 Asaph the chief, and next to him and Obed-edom and Jehiah were Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, doorkeepers for the ark.

and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eli25 So David, and the elders of Is- ab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: rael, and the captains over thou and Jeiel with psalteries and with sands, went to bring up the ark of harps; but Asaph made a sound the covenant of the Lord out of the with cymbals; house of Obed-edom with joy. 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the

26 And it came to pass, when God priests with trumpets continually helped the Levites that bare the ark before the ark of the covenant of of the covenant of the Lord, that God. they offered seven bullocks and sev 7 Then on that day David deen rams.

livered first this psalm to thank the 27 And David was clothed with a LORD into the hand of Asaph and robe of fine linen, and all the Le-his brethren. vites that bare the ark, and the sing 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call ers, and Chenaniah the master of the upon his name, make known his song with the singers: David also deeds among the people. had upon him an ephod of linen. 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms un

28 Thus all Israel brought up the to him, talk ye of all his wondrous ark of the covenant of the LORD with works. shouting, and with sound of the cor 10 Glory ye in his holy name: let net, and with trumpets, and with the heart of them rejoice that seek cymbals, making a noise with psal- the LORD. teries and harps.

11 Seek the LORD and his strength, 29 And it came to pass, as the ark seek his face continually. of the covenant of the LORD came to 12 Remember his marvellous works the city of David, that Michal the that he hath done, his wonders, and daughter of Saul looking out at a the judgments of his mouth;

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