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CHAP. xxra.

i David profejfeth his Faith in,God's Promises: 2 J Catalogue of bis mighty Men.

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3 The God of Israel said, Ointed him.

the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that Ruleth over Men mull be Just, Ruling in the Fear of God.

4 And he shall be as the Light of the Morning, when the Sun riseth, even a Morning without Clouds: as the tender Grass s springing out of the Earth by clear shining aster Rain.

5 * Although my House be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an Everlasting Covenant, OrDered in all Things and Sure: for this is all my SalvaTion, and all my Desire, although he make it not to Grow.

6 But the Sons of Belial shall be all of them as Thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with Hands.

7 But the Man that shall touch them, must be senced with Iron, and the Staff of a Spear, and they shall be utterlyburnt with Fire in the same Place.


1 David numbreth the People: 10 He having three Plagues propounded by God, repenteth and chuseth the three Days Pestilence. 18 the Plague stayed.

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I i i Ver. Ver. i A ND again the Anger of the Lord was Kindled JLX against Israel, and he moved David against ihsm, to fay, Go number Israel and Judah. the King: and Araunah said unto the King, The Lord thy God accept thee.

2 For the King said to Joab the Captain of the Host, which was with him, Go now through all the Tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, and number ye the People, that I may know the Number of the People.

3 And Joab said unto the King, Now the Lord thy God add unto the People (how many soever they be) an hundred-fold, and that the Eyes of my Lord the King may fee it, but why doth my Lord the King delight in this Thing?

4 Notwithstanding, the King's Word prevailed against Joab, and against the Captains of the Host: and Joab and the Captains of the Host went out from the Presence of the King, to number the People of Israel.

5 And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the Right side of the City that lieth in the midst of the River of Gad, and toward Jazer.

6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the Land of Tahtim-hodshi; and they came to Dan-jaan, and about to Zidon,

7 And came to the strong Hold of Tyre, and to all the Cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the South of Judah, even to Beer-sheba.

8 So when they had gone through all the Land, they came to Jerusalem at the End of nine Months and twenty Days.

9 And Joab gave up the Sum of the Number of the People unto the King: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant Men that drew the Sword; and the Men of Judah were five hundred thousand Men.

io And David's Heart Smote him, after that he had rumbred the People: and David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the Iniquity of thy Servant; for I have done very foolishly.

11 For when David was up in the Morning, the Word of the Lord came unto the Prophet Gad, David's Seer, siying,

n Go and fiy unto David, Thus faith the Lord, I offer thee three Things j chuse thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13 So

13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven Years of Famine come unto thee in thy Land? or wilt thou flee three Months before thine Enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three Days Pestilence in thy Land? now advise, and see what Answer I shall return to him that sent me.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a Great Strait: let us Fall now into the the Hand of the Lord (for his Mercies are great) and let me not Fall into the Hand of Man. ''

15 So the Lord sent a Pestilence upon Israel, from the Morning even to the time appointed; and there died of the People from Dan even to Beer-sheba, seventy thousand Men.

16 And when the Angel stretched out his Hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the Evil, and said to the Angel that destroyed the People, It is enough: stay now thine Hand. And the Angel of the Lord was by the Threshing-place of Araunah the Jebufite.

17 And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the Angel that smote the People, and said, Lo, I have SinNed, and I have Done Wickedly: but thefe Sheep, what have they done? let thine Hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my Father's House.

18 And Gad came that Day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an Altar unto the Lord in the Threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebufitc.

19 And David, according to the Saying of Gad, went up as the Lo'rd commanded.

20 And Araunah looked, and saw the King and his Servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out and bowed himself before the King on his Face upon the Ground.

21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my Lord the King come to his Servant? And David said, To buy the Threshing-floor of thee, to build an Altar unto the Lord, that the Plague may be stayed from the People.

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my Lord the King take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be Oxen for Burnt-sacrifice, and Threshing-instruments, jind other Instruments of the Oxen for Wood.

23 All thefe Things did Araunah, as a King, give unto

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24 And the King said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a Price: neither will I offer Burntofferings unto the Lord my God, of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the Threshing-floor, and the Oxen, for fifty Shekels of Silver.

35 And David built there an Altar unto the Lord, and offered Burnt-offerings and Peace-offerings: so the Lord was Intreated for the Land, and the Plague was StayEd from Israel.

Ichron. XXI.

28 At that Time, when David saw that the Lord had Answered him in the Threshing-floor of Oman the Jebufite, then he sacrificed there.

29 For the Tabernacle of the Lord which Moses Made in the Wildernefs, and the Altar of the Burnt-offering, were at that Season in the high Place at Gibeon.

30 But David could not go before it to enquire of God; for he was Afraid, because of the Sword of the Angel of the Lord.

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Kings of Israel and Judah,

Abstracted from the Books of



i David preparetb for the building of the Temple: 6 He in~ jlruileth Solomon in God'; Promises and his Duty.

Ver. i | Rjhen David said, This 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 that were in the Land of Israel, and he set Masons to hew wrought Stone to build the House of God.

3 And David prepared Iron in abundance for the Nails for the Doors of the Gates, and for the Joinings j and Brass in abundance without weight j

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