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14 n And the ark of God remain-n 2 Sam. 6. ed with the family of Obed-edom 11. in his house three months. the LORD blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had.


1 Hiram's kindness to David. 2 David's felicity in people, wives, and children. 8 His two victories against the Philistines.


27. ch. 26.


cir. 1043.

11, &c.

a Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and a 2 Sam. 5. timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

3 ¶ And David took † more wives + Heb. yet. at Jerusalem : and David begat

more sons and daughters.

4 Now b these are the names of b ch. 3. 5. his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and


7 And Elishama, and || Beeliada, and Eliphalet.

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8 And when the Philistines 5. 15. heard that c David was anointed c 2 Sam. 5. king over all Israel, all the Philis- 17.

tines went up to seek David. And, David heard of it, and went out against them.


9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves din the valley of d ch. 11. 15. Rephaim.

10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.

11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters therefore they called the name of that place | Baal-perazim.

12 And when they had left their

That is, a place of


i Deut. 2. 25. & 11. 25.


a ch. 16. 1.

+ Heb. It is

not to carry the ark of God, but for the Levites. b Num. 4. 2, 15. Deut. 10. 8. & 31.9.

cir. 1042.

The Philistines defeated.

gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

13 e And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.

14 Therefore David inquired again of God: and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, f and come upon them over against the mulberry


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1 David, having prepared a place for the
ark, ordereth the priests and Levites to
bring it from Obed-edom.
25 He per-
formeth the solemnity thereof with great
joy. 29 Michal despiseth him.

AND David made him houses in

the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, a and pitched for it a tent.

2 Then David said, † None ought to carry the b 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 c gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, c 1 Kings 8. which he had prepared for it. 1. ch. 13. 5. 4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:

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10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.

11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,

12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify 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 f because ye did it not at the first, g the LORD our God made

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as b Moses commanded, according | h Ex. 25. 14. to the word of the LORD.

Num. 4. 15.

16 And David spake to the chief & 7. 9. of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

17 So the Levites appointed i He-i ch. 6. 33. man the son of Joel; and of his

brethren, k Asaph the son of Bere-k ch. 6. 39. chiah; and of the sons of Merari

their brethren, 1 Ethan the son of 1 ch. 6. 44. Kushaiah;

18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters.

19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;

ver. 18,

20 And Zechariah, and | Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Jaaziel. Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah,

and Benaiah, with psalteries mon m Ps. 46, Alamoth;

21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel. 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for tsong: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were door-keepers for the ark.


Or, on the eighth to oversee, Ps. 6, title.

Or, was for the carriage: he


24 And Shebaniah, and Jehosha-about the phat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai,+ Heb. liftcarriage. and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and ing up. Eliezer, the priests, n did blow with n Num. 10.8. the trumpets before the ark of Ps. 81. 3. God and Obed-edom and Jehiah were door-keepers for the ark.

25 T So David and the elders of o 2 Sam. 6. Israel, and the captains over thou-12, 13, &c. sands, went to bring up the ark of 1 Kings 8. 1. the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obed-edom with joy.

26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites 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 Fingers, and Chenaniah the master

of the song with the singers: Da-Or, carvid also had upon him an ephod of riage. linen.

28 p Thus all Israel brought up p ch. 13. 8. 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.

q 2 Sam. 6. 16.


1 David's festival sacrifice. 4 He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving. 7 The psalm of thanksgiving. 37 He appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and mu sicians, to attend continually on the ark.

cir. 1042.SO a they brought the ark of God, a 2 Sam, 6. and set it in the midst of the 17,-19. tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings before God.

b Ps. 38, & 70, title.

Heb. with instruments of psalteries and harps.

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 wine.

4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to b record, 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 Benaiah also and Jehaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

7 ¶ Then on that day David de c See 2 Sam. livered first this psalm to thank the LORD, into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

23. 1.

d Ps. 105. 1, -15.

e Gen. 17. 2. & 26. 3. & 28. 13. & 36. 11.

8 d Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

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 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

16 Even of the e covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob, for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give


David's psalm of thanksgiving. the land of Canaan, † the lot of your inheritance;

19 When ye were but † few, feven a few, and strangers in it.


Before CHRIST cir. 1042.

+ Heb. the

20 And when they went from na-cord. tion to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he kings for their sakes,


22 Saying, h Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Heb. men of number. f Gen. 34. 30.

g Gen. 12.

17. & 20. 3.

Exod. 7. 15,

h Ps. 105.

Ps. 96. 1,




23 Sing unto the LORD, all earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to

be feared above all gods.

26 For all the godsk of the people k Lev. 19. 4. are idols: but the LORD made the


27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

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 offerirg, 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.

3410 give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

35 m And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

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36 n Blessed be the LORD God of n 1 Kings 8. Israel for ever and ever. And all 15.

o the people said, Amen, and praised

the LORD.

37 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:

Deut. 27.


p ch. 21. 29. Chr. 1. 3.


38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: 39 And Zadok the priest, and his q 1 Kings 3. brethren the priests, P before the tabernacle of the LORD q in the r Ex. 29. 38. Num. 28. 3. high place that was at Gibeon, + Heb. in the 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto morning, the LORD upon the altar of the and in the burnt-offering continually r† morn-levening.


David is forbidden ing and evening, and to do accordCHRIST ing to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;

cir. 1042.

s ver. 34. 2 Chr. 5. 13.

& 7. 3.

Ezra 3. 11.

Jer. 33. 11.

+ Heb. for the gate. t 2 Sam. 6. 19, 20.

1, &c.

41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, & be cause his mercy endureth for ever;

42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were † porters.

43 t And all the peopl. departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house. CHAPTER XVII.

1 Nathan first approving the purpose of David, to build God an house, 3 after by the word of God forbiddeth him. 11 He promiseth him blessings and benefits in his seed. 16 David's prayer and thanksgiving.

a2 Sam. 7. NOW 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 remaineth under curtains.

2 Then 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,

4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in: 5 For 1 have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought + Heb. have up Israel unto this day: but † have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.


+ Heb from after.

6 Wheresover I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom 1 commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built mo an house of cedars ?

7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheep-cote, even † from following the sheep that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:

8' And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies 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 my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,

10 And since the time that I com manded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover, I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore, I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.

11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou

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14 But I will settle him in mine c Luke 1. 33. house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so

did Nathan speak unto David.

16 d And David the king camed 2 Sam. 7. and sat before the LORD, and said, 18. Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto ?

17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.

18 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these † great things.

+ Heb.

20 O LORD, there is none like greatnesses. thee, neither is there any God besides thee, according to all that we

have heard with our ears.

21 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem, to be his own people, to make thee & name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.

24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.

Heb. hast

25 For thou, O my God, †hast told thy servant that thou wilt revealed the build him an house: therefore thyear of thy servant hath found in his heart to

pray before thee.

26 And now, LORD, thou art

God, and hast promised this good

ness unto thy servant:


27 Now therefore let it please | Or, it hath thee to bless the house of thy ser- pleased thee. vant, that it may be before thee

David subdueth his enemies. Before for ever: for thou blessest, O CHRIST LORD, and it shall be blessed for

cir. 1042.

cir. 1040.

1, &c.



1 David subdueth the Philistines and the Morbites. 3 He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians. 9 Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless David. 1 The presents and the spoil David dedicateth to God. 13 He pulteth garrisons in Edom. 14 David's officers.

a 2 Sam.8. NOW after this a it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

Or, Hadadezer,

2 Sam. 8. 3.

b 2 Sam. 8.

2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

3 And David smote | 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 b seven 4, seven hun- thousand horsemen, and twenty dred. thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot-horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.

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5 And when the Syrians of † Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand

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9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

10 He sent | Hadoram his son to king David, || to inquire of his welfare, and † to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold, and silver, and brass.

11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver 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, † Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt d eighteen thousand.

13 Te And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

David sendeth to Hanun.



The Syrians overcome.

10 Now when Joab saw that † the

14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and CHRIST CHRIST battle was set against him before justice among all his people.

15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, || recorder;

16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

17 f And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief † about the king.


1 David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the son of Nahash, are villanously entreated. 6 The Ammonites, strengthened by the Syrians, are overcome by Joab and Abishai. 16 Shophach, making a new supply of the Syrians, is slain by David.

Now a it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.

2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed 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, †Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?

4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them


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

cir. 1040.

cir. 1037.

+ Heb. the face of the battle was.

and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians.

Or, remem-Or, young delivered unto the hand of Abi11 And the rest of the people he brancer. men. Called Ahimelech,


2 Sam. 8. 17. Abshai.
I Called
2 Sam. 8. 17,
and Shisha,
Kings 4. 3.

f 2 Sam. 8. 18.

+ Heb. at the hand of the king.

cir. 1037.

a 2 Sam. 10. 1, &c.

Heb. In thine eyes doth David, &c.

themselves todious to David, Ha-+ Heb. to nun and the children of Ammon stink. sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maachah, band out of Zobah. b ch. 18. 5, 7 So they hired thirty and two 9. 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.

cir. 1037.

cir. 1036.

That is, Euphrates.

Or, Shobach,

2 Sam. 10. 16.

cir. 1035.

a 2 Sam. 11.

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shai 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 Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and 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 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 Je


16 ¶ And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.

17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.

18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David siew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.

19 And when the servants of 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 any more.


1 Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the people thereof tortured. 4 Three giants are slain in three several overthrows of the Philistines.

AND a it came to pass, that t af ter the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah: but David b 2 Sam. 12. tarried at Jerusalem. And b Joab 26. smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

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