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19 And this was yet a small Thing in thy fight, O Lord God; but thou hast Spoken also os thy Servant's House for a great while to come; and is this the Manner of Man,

0 Lord God?

20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest thy Servant.

21 For thy Word's sake, and according to thine own Heart hast thou done all thefe great Things, to make thy Servant know therru

22 Wherefore thou art great, G Lord God: for there is None Like thee, neither is there Any God Beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our Ears.

23 And what one Nation in the Earth is like thy People, even like Israel, whom God went to Redeem for a People to himself, and to make him a Name, and to do for you great Things, and terrible, for thy Land, before thy People which thou Redeemest to thee from Egypt, from the Nations and their Gods?

24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy People Israel to be a People unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.

25 And now, O Lord God, the Word that thou hast spoken concerning thy Servant, and concerning his House, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.

26 And let thy Name be Magnified for Ever, saying, The Lord of Hosts is the God over Israel : and let the House of thy Servant David be established before thee.

27 For thou, O Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy Servant, saying, I will build thee an House: therefore hath thy Servant found in his Heart to Pray this Prayer unto thee.

28 And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy Words be True, and thou hast promised this Goodnefs unto thy Servant.

29 Therefore now let it please thee to Bless the House of thy Servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it, and with thy Blesfing let the House of thy Servant be blessed for ever.

CHAP. VIII.

1 .David subdutth the Phili/ii/ies, and the Moabites: 3 He . smiteth Hadadczer and the Syrians: 16 His Officers.

CHAP. CHAP. IX.

i David fendeth for Mephibojheth, 7 and for Jonathan's Jake, refloreth him.

CHAP. X.

1 David's Messengers sent to comfort Hanun, are villainously intreated. 6 The Ammonites are overcome.

CHAP. XL

1 IVhile Joab besieged Rabbah, 2 David committeth Adultery with Bath-jheba. 6 Uriah is slain. 26 David taketh Bathjheba to Wise.

Ver. 1 A ND it came to pass, that aster the Year was exII pired, at the Time when Kings go forth to Battle, that David sent Joab and his Servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the Children of Ammon, and befieged Rabbah: but David tarried stili at Jerusalem.

2 And it came to pass in an Evening-tide, that David arofe from off his Bed, and walked upon the Roof of the King's House: and from the Roof he saw a Woman washing herself, and the Woman was very beautisul to look upon.

3 And David sent and enquired aster the Woman: and one said, Is not this Bath-sheba the Daughter of Eliam, the Wise of Uriah the Hittite.

4 And David sent Messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her (for she was purified from her Uncleanncss) and she returned unto her House.

5 And the Woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with Child,

6 And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.

7 And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the People did, and how the War prospered.

8 And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy House, and wash thy Feet. And Uriah departed out of the King's House, and there followed him a Mefs of Meat from the King.

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9 But Uriah slept at the Door of the King's House, with all the Servants of his Lord, and went not down to his House.

10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his House, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy Journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine House?

11 And Uriah said unto David, The Ark and Israel, and Judah abide in Tents, and my Lord Joab, and the Servants of my Lord are encamped in the open Fields; shall I then go into mine House, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my Wife? as thou livest, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not do this Thing.

12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here To-day also, and To-morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem, that Day and the Morrow.

13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him, and he made him drunk: and at Even he went out to lie on his Bed with the Servants of his Lord, but went not down to his House.

14 And it came to pass in the Morning, that David wrote a Letter to Joab, and sent it by the Hand of Uriah.

15 And he wrote in the Letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the Forefront of the hottest Battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten and die.

16 And it came to pass when Joab observed the City, that he assigned Uriah unto a Place where he knew that valiant Men were.

17 And the Men of the City went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the People of the Servants of David, and Uriah the Hittitc died also.

18 Then Joab sent and told David all the Things concerning the War:

19 And charged the Messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the Matters of the War unto the King,

20 And if so be that the King's Wrath arise, and say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the City when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the Wall?

2i Who smote Abimelech the Son of Jerubbesheth? did not a Woman cast a piece of a Milstone upon him from the Wall, that he died in Thebez,? why went ye nieh the Wall? then say thou, Thy Servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

22 So the Messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.

23 And the Messenger said unto David, Surely the Men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the Field, and we were upon them even unto the entring of the Gate.

24 And the Shooters shot from off the Wall upon thy Servants, and some of the King's Servants be dead, and thy Servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

25 And David said unto the Messenger, Thus shalt thou fay unto Joab, Let not this Thing displease thee: for the Sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy Battle more strong against the City, and overthrow it; and encourage thou him.

26 And when the Wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her Husband was dead, she mourned for her Husband.

Z7 And when the Mourning was past, David sent, and set her to his House, and she became his Wife, and bare him a Son: but the Thing that David had done displeased the Lord.

CHAP. XII.

t Nathan's Parable. 7 David consejseth his Sin, and is pardoned. 24 Solomon is born. 26 Rabbah is taken.

Ver.i AND f the Lord A sent Nathan unto David: and he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two Men in one City; the one rich, and the other poor.

2 The rich Man had exceeding many Flocks and Herds.

3 But the poor Man had nothing save one little Ewlamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his Children; it did

'P S A L. LI. To the chief Musician, a Psalm of David, when Nathan the Prophet came unto him, after he had gone into Bath-lheba.

HAV E Mercy upon me, O God, according to thy Loving-kindNess : according unto the Multitude of thy Tender Mercies blot out my Tranfgreslions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine Iniquity, and cleanse me from my Sin.

3 For I acknowledge my TransGressions, and my Sin is Ever before me.

4 Against Thee, Thee Only have I sinned, and done this Evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou spcakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

eat eat of his own Meat, and drank of his own Cup, and lay in his Bosom, and was unto him as a Daughter.

4 And there came a Traveller unto the rich Man, and he spared to take of his own Flock, and of his own Herd,

to drefs for the Way-saring ness: that the Bones which thou hast Man that Was come unto «"°ken may <cjoyce,

5 Behold, I was Shapen in Ikio^/iTy: and in Sin did my Mother ConCeive me.

6 Behold, thou defirest Truth in the Inward Parts: and in the HidDen Part thou shalt make me to know Wisdom.

7 Purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and 1 shall be whiter rhan Snow.

8 Make me to hear Joy and Glad

9 Hide thy Face from my Sins; and blot out all mine Iniquities.

10 Create in me a Clean Heart, O God; and Renew a right Spirit within me;

n Cast me not away fiom thy Presence; and take not thy Hole Spirit from me.

iz Restore unto me the Joy of thy Salvation : and uphold me with thy free Spirit

13 Then will I teach Transgressois thy Ways, and Sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from Blood GuilTiness, O God, thou God of my Salvation: and my Tongue shall fing aloud of thy Righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my Lips, and my Mouth shall shew soith thy Praise

16 For thou defirest not Sacrifice, else would 1 give it : thou dclightest not in Burnt-osfeiing.

17 The Sacrifices of God are a Broken Spirit : a Broken and a ConTrite Heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

it Co Good in thy good Pleasure Wives into thy Bosom, and unto Zion: build thou the Walls of

gave thee the House of Israel ^fTehmn «,,,, thou bepIsed itk

and of Judah; and if that the Sacrifices of Righteoulnefs, with had been tOO little, I Would Burnt-ofreripg, and whole Burnt of

moreover have given unto thee such and such Things.

9 Wherefore hast thou despised the Commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his fight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the Sword, and hast taken his Wise to be thy Wise, and hast slain him with the Sword of the Children of Aromon.

10 Now therefore the Sword shall never depart from thine

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him, but took the poor Man's Lamb, and dressed it for the Man that was come to him.

5 And David's Anger was greatly kindled against the Man, and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the Man that hath done this Thing shall surely die.

6 And he shall restore the Lamb four-fold, because he did this Thing, and because he had no Pity.

7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the Man. Thus faith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee King over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the Hand of Saul:

8 And I gave thee thy Master's House, and thy Master's

fering: then shall they offer Bullocks upon thine Altar.

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