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! David recovereth the spoil.

I. SAMUEL.

His presents to his friends.

& ver. 21.

them

they did,

Judg. 18. 15. + Heb. men. o Deut. 13. 13.

31. 27. Josh. 22. 8.

1 Pet. 16. San. 8. 18.

L. 2 5. jach. 14. 13.

15 13.

Gen. 33. 11. ch. 25. 27.

B. C. 10 But David pursued, he and four the people that were with him: and B.C. about 1056. hundred men: 6 for two hundred abode when David came near to the people, about 1056.

behind, which were so faint that he ll saluted them.
they could not go over the brook 22 Then answered all the wicked "Or, asked
Besor.

men, and men of Belial, of + those
11 I And they found an Egyptian that went with David, and said, Be-
in the field, and brought him to cause they went not with us, we
David, and gave him bread, and he will not give them aught of the

Judg. 19. 22. did eat; and they made him drink spoil that we have recovered, save water;

to every man his wife and his chil12 And they gave him a piece of dren, that they may lead them away,

a cake of figs, and two clusters of and depart.
! Jodz. 15. raisins: and h when he had eaten, his 23 Then said David, Ye shall not
19. ch. 11. 7.

spirit came again to him : for he had do so, my brethren, with that which
eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, the Lord hath given us, who hath
three days and three nights.

preserved us, and delivered the com-
13 And David said unto him, To pany that came against us into our
whom belongest thou ? and whence art hand.
thou? And he said, I am a young

24 For who will hearken unto you
man of Egypt, servant to an Amalek- in this matter? but Pas his part is PsSex Num.
ite; and my master left me, because that goeth down to the battle, so shall
three days agone I fell sick.

his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: 14 We made an invasion upon the they shall part alike.

south of ithe Cherethites, and upon 25 And it was so from that day 15.7g 1.38.

the coast which belongeth to Judah, + forward, that he made it a statute + Heb. and +6. El 25. 16. and upon the south of Caleb; and and an ordinance for Israel unto this

forward. we burned Ziklag with fire.

day. 15 And David said to him, Canst 26 | And when David came to Zikthou bring me down to this com- lag, he sent of the spoil unto the pany? And he said, Swear unto me elders of Judah, even to his friends, by God, that thou wilt neither kill saying, Behold a present for you + Heb. blessme, nor deliver me into the hands of the spoil of the enemies of the

ing, !

of my master, and I will bring thee Lord;
down to this company.

27 To them which were in Beth-el,
16 And when he had brought him and to them which were in south 9 Josh. 19. 8.

down, behold, they were spread abroad Ramoth, and to them which were in 11 Thess. 5. 3. upon all the earth, 'eating and drink- Jattir,

ing, and dancing, because of all the 28 And to them which were in Aroer,
great spoil that they had taken out and to them which were in Siphmoth,
of the land of the Philistines, and out and to them which were in ? Eshte- Josh. 15. 50.
of the land of Judah.

moa,
17 And David smote them from 29 And to them which were in
the twilight even unto the evening Rachal, and to them which were in
of t the next day: and there escaped the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and
not a man of them, save four hundred to them which were in the cities of
young men, which rode upon camels, the *Kenites,

» Judg. 1. 16. and fled.

30 And to them which were in y Hor- y Judg. 1. 17,
18 And David recovered all that the mah, and to them which were in Chor-
Amalekites had carried away: and ashan, and to them which were in
David rescued his two wives.

Athach,
19 And there was nothing lacking 31 And to them which were in
to them, neither small nor great, ? Hebron, and to all the places where

2 Sam. 2. 1.
neither sons nor daughters, neither David himself and his men were wont
spoil, nor any thing that they had to haunt.
taken to them: m David recovered
all.

CHAPTER XXXI.
20 And David took all the flocks Saul's army defeated. 2 His sons slain. 4 He and
and the herds, which they drave be-

tines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites. 8
fore those other cattle, and said, This They triumph over the dead bodies of Saul and his
is David's spoil.

sons: 11 The men of Jubesh-gilead recover the bod.

ies by night, burn them, and bury their bones at 21 [ And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint TOWathe Philistines fought against a 1 Chr. 10. whom they had made also to abide fled from before the Philistines, and at the brook Besor: and they went fell down Il slain in mount Gilboa. Or, wounded. forth to meet David, and to meet 2 And the Philistines followed hard

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The death of Saul.

I. SAMUEL.

His body is burned.

ech. 14. 49.
1 Chr. 8. 33.

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ers, men with bous.

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17. 26. & 2 Sam. 1. 14.

B. C. upon Saul and upon his sons; and and the Philistines came and dwelt B. C. about 1056. the Philistines slew Jonathan, and in them.

about 10.56. Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's 8 And it came to pass on the mor

row, when the Philistines came to 3 And 4 the battle went sore against strip the slain, that they found Saul + Heb. shoot Saul, and the tarchers + hit him ; and and his three sons fallen in mount

he was sore wounded of the archers. Gilboa. † Heb. found 4 - Then said Saul unto his armour- 9 And they cut off his head, and

bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust stripped off his armour, and sent ind See 2 Sam. 1. 6, &c. me through therewith ; lest 'these to the land of the Philistines round • SoJudg.9.54. uncircumcised come and thrust me about, to i publish it in the house of i 2 Sam. 1. 20. || Or, mock me. through, and l abuse me. But his their idols, and among the people.

armourbearer would not; 5 for he was 10 * And they put his armour in ch. 21. 9.

sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a the house of Ashtaroth: and m they 1 Judg. 2 13. b 2 Sam. 1. 10. sword, and bfell upon it.

fastened his body to the wall of " Beth5 And when his armourbearer saw shan.

Judg. 1. 2. that Saul was dead, he fell likewise 11 1 °And when the inhabitants of och. 11.3,9,11. upon his sword, and died with him. Jabesh-gilead heard of that which

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ing him 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, the Philistines had done to Saul, and his armourbearer, and all his men, 12 PAll the valiant men arose, and P See ch. 11. that same day together.

went all night, and took the body of 7 And when the men of Israel that Saul and the bodies of his sons from were on the other side of the valley, the wall of Beth-shan, and came to

Jer. 34. 3 and they that were on the other side Jabesh, and I burnt them there.

Am. 6. 10. Jordan, saw that the men of Israel 13 And they took their bones, and

5. & 21,12,13 fled, and that Saul and his sons were buried them under a tree at Jabesh, dead, tby forsook the cities, and fled; I and fasted seven days.

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B. C. 1056.
CHAPTER I.

I took the crown that was upon his B. C. 1056.
An Amalekite, bringing tidings of the overthrow of head, and the bracelet that was on
put to death. 17 Darid's lamentation over Saul his arm, and have brought them hith-

er unto my lord.
Tow it came to pass after the 11 Then David took hold on his

death of Saul, when David was clothes, and s rent them; and like- sch: 3. 81. & 1:50. *. 17, returned from a the slaughter of the wise all the men that were with

Amalekites, and David had abode two him :
days in Ziklag;

12 And they mourned, and wept,
2 It came even to pass on the third and fasted until even, for Saul, and

day, that, behold, ba man came out for Jonathan his son, and for the peo: 1 Sarn 4. 12 of the camp from Saul with his ple of the Lord, and for the house

clothes rent, and earth upon his head : of Israel ; because they were fallen
and so it was, when he came to Da- by the sword.
vid, that he fell to the earth, and did 13 1 And David said unto the young
obeisance.

man that told him, Whence art thou?
3 And David said unto him, From And he answered, I am the son of a
whence comest thou? And he said stranger, an Amalekite.
unto him, Out of the camp of Israel 14 And David said unto him, h How 1 Num. 12. 8.
am I escaped.

wast thou not i afraid to k stretch forth i 1 Sam. 31. 4. + Heb. What 4 And David said unto him, + How thine hand to destroy the Lord's an

went the matter? I pray thee, tell ointed ?
me. And he answered, That the 15 And David called one of the 1 ch. 4. 10, 12.
people are fled from the battle, and young men, and said, Go near, and
many of the people also are fallen fall upon him. And he smote him
and dead; and Saul and Jonathan that he died.
his son are dead also.

16 And David said unto him, m Thy

m 1 Sam. 26. 9.

1 King# 2.32,
5 And David said unto the young blood be upon thy head; for "thy 33, 37.
man that told him, How knowest mouth hath testified against thee, a ver. 10.
thou that Saul and Jonathan his son saying, I have slain the Lord's an-
be dead?

ointed.
6 And the young man that told him 17 | And David lamented with this

said, As I happened by chance upon lamentation over Saul and over Jona-
4 1 3am. 31. 1. amount Gilboa, behold, .Saul lean- than his son:
31.2,3,4

ed upon his spear; and, lo, the chari- 18 (°Also he bade them teach the • 1 Sam. 31. 3.
ots and horsemen followed hard after children of Judah the use of the bow :p Josh. 10. 13.
him.
behold, it is written Pin the book ll of 11 Or, of the

upright. 7 And when he looked behind him, Jasher :)

he saw me, and called unto me. And 19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon • Heb. Behold I answered, + Here am I.

thy high places : 9 how are the migh-ver. 27. 8 And he said unto me, Who art ty fallen! thou? And I answered him, I am 20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it 1 Sam. 31. 9. an Amalekite.

not in the streets of Ashkelon ; lest See Judg. 16. 9 He said unto me again, Stand, I ' the daughters of the Philistines re

pray thee, upon me, and slay me :joice, lest the daughters of the un101, my coat for anguish is come upon me, be- circumcised triumph.

cause my life is yet whole in me. 21 Ye "mountains of Gilboa, "leti i Sam. 31. 4. ad.00zl hit | 10 So I stood upon him, and 'slew there be no dew, neither let there be u 1 Sam. 31. 1. that my, be him, because I was sure that he could rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings : $0 Jud.; 5

not live after that he was fallen : and for there the shield of the mighty is

Luke 19. 22.

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David king of Judah.

II. SAMUEL.

Joab defeateth Abner.

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18 Asahel is slain.
soundeth a retrcat. 32 .4sahel's burial.

B. C. 1056. vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, the house of Judah have anointed me B.C.

about 102. as though he had not been Yanointed king over them. y 1 Sam. 10. 1. with oil.

8 I But i Abner the son of Ner, cap22 From the blood of the slain, from tain of + Saul's host, took | Ish-bosbeih Heb. The z 1 Sam. 18. 4. the fat of the mighty, ? the bow of the son of Saul, and brought him over Jonathan turned not back, and the to Mahanaim ;

|| Or, Eshsword of Saul returned not empty. 9 And made him king over Gilead,

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and over the Ashurites, and over Jez1 Or, sweet. and pleasant in their lives, and in reel, and over Ephraim, and over Ben

their death they were not divided : jamin, and over all Israel.

they were swifter than eagles, they 10 Ish-bosheth Saul's son was forty a Judg. 14. 18. were “stronger than lions.

years old when he began to reign over 24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Israel, and reigned two years. But Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with the house of Judah followed David. 1 Kings 2 11 other delights; who put on ornaments 11 And k the t time that David was of gold upon your apparel. king in Hebron over the house of Ju

ber of dezza. 25 How are the mighty fallen in the dah was seven years and six months. midst of the battle! 0 Jonathan, thou 12 | And Abner the son of Ner, and wast slain in thine high places.

the servants of Ish-bosheth the son 26 I am distressed for thee, my of Saul, went out from Mahanaim to

brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast 'Gibeon. 51 Sam. 18. 1, thou been unto me: Othy love to me 13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and about 1033. was wonderful, passing the love of the servants of David, went out, and

met t together by m the pool of Gibeon: + Heb. then 27 How are the mighty fallen, and and they sat down, the one on the one the weapons of war perished ! side of the pool, and the other on the

other side of the pool.
CHAPTER II.

14 And Abner said to Joab, Let the
David, by God's direction, goeth up to Hebron, where young men now arise, and play be-
he is made king of Judah. 5 He commendeth the fore us.
men of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul. 8

And Joab said, Let them
Abner maketh Ish-bosheth king of Israel. 12 A arise.
skirmish between the men of Abner and of Joab.
25 41 dbner's request Joab

15 Then there arose and went over

by number twelve of Benjamin, which
ND it came to pass after this, pertained to Ish-bosheth the son of
a Judg. 1.1.
4,9. & 30.7,8. saying, Shall I go up into any of the David.

cities of Judah ? And the LORD said 16 And they caught every one his
unto him, Go up. And David said, fellow by the head, and thrust his

Whither shall I go up? And he said, sword in his fellow's side; so they b 1 Sam.30.31. Unto Hebron.

fell down together: wherefore that 2 So David went up thither, and his place was called | Helkath-hazzurim, That is. The 1 Kings 2 11. ctwo wives also, Ahinoam the Jezre- which is in Gibeon.

ficld of streng elitess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the 17 And there was a very sore battle Carmelite.

that day; and Abner was beaten, and 3 And d his men that were with him the men of Israel, before the servants 1 Chr. 12. 1. did David bring up, every man with of David.

his household : and they dwelt in the 18 [ And there were n three sons of r 1 Chr.2 16. cities of Hebron.

Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and about 1055. 4 And the men of Judah came, Asahel: and Asahel was as light tof + Heb. af kis e ver. 11. ch. and there they anointed David king foot + Pas a wild roe.

feet.

+ Heh, as one over the house of Judah. And they 19 And Asahel pursued after Abner; of the ron (1 Sam. 31.11, told David, saying, That the men of Ja- and in going he turned not to the

besh-gilead were they that buried Saul. right hand nor to the left + from fol- + Heb. fre*

5 | And David sent messengers unto lowing Abner.
the men of Jabesh-gilead, and said 20 Then Abner looked behind him,
unto them, 6 Blessed be ye of the and said, Art thou Asahel? And he
Lord, that ye have shewed this kind answered, I am.
ness unto your lord, even unto Saul, 21 And Abner said to him, Turn
and have buried him.

thee aside to thy right hand or to thy h 2 Tim. 1. 16, 6 And now hthe Lord shew kind left, and lay thee hold on one of the

ness and truth unto you: and I also young men, and take thee his ll armour. Or, spord, will requite you this kindness, be- But Asahel would not turn aside from

Judg. 149 cause ye have done this thing. following of him.

7 Therefore now let your hands be 22 And Abner said again to Asahel,
+ Heb. be ye
the sons of

strengthened, and + be ye valiant: for Turn thee aside from following me:
your master Saul is dead, and also wherefore should smite thee to the

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Joab soundeth a retreat.

II. SAMUEL.

Abner revolteth to David,

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ground ? how then should I hold up and stronger, and the house of Saul B. C. about 1053. my face to Joab thy brother ?

waxed weaker and weaker.

about 1053. 23 Howbeit he refused to turn aside : 2 | And a unto David were sons born

wherefore Abner with the hinder end in Hebron : and his firstborn was S. 27.& of the spear smote him ? under the Amnon, bof Ahinoam the Jezreel- 61 Sam. 25. 43. 16 & 20. 10 fifth rib, that the spear came out itess;

behind him ; and he fell down there, 3 And his second, | Chileab, of Abi- Or, Daniel,
and died in the same place: and it gail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite ;
came to pass, that as many as came, and the third, Absalom the son of
to the place where Asahel fell down Maacah the daughter of Talmai king
and died stood still.

Cof Geshur;
24 Joab also and Abishai pursued 4 And the fourth, a Adonijah the son

d 1 Kings 1.5.
after Abner: and the sun went down of Haggith; and the fifth, Shepha-
when they were come to the hill of tiah the son of Abital;

the 5
way of the wilderness of Gibeon. David's wife. These were born to

25 [ And the children of Benjamin David in Hebron.
gathered themselves together after 6 [ And it came to pass, while there
Abner, and became one troop, and was war between the house of Saul
stood on the top of a hill.

and the house of David, that Abner
26 Then Abner called to Joab, and made himself strong for the house of
said, Shall the sword devour for ever? Saul.
knowest thou not that it will be bit- 7 And Saul had a concubine, whose
terness in the latter end ? how long name was • Rizpah, the daughter of . ch. 21. 8, 10.
shall it be then, ere thou bid the Aiah : and Ish-bosheth said to Abner,
people return from following their Wherefore hast thou 'gone in unto Sch. 16. 21.
brethren?

my father's concubine ? 27 And Joab said, As God liveth, 8 Then was Abner very wroth for unless thou hadst spoken, surely the words of Ish-bosheth, and said, then tin the morning the people had Am I 6a dog's head, which against & Deut. 8. 18. gone up every one from following Judah do shew kindness this day his brother.

unto the house of Saul thy father, to
28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all his brethren, and to his friends, and
the people stood still, and pursued have not delivered thee into the hand
after Israel no more, neither fought of David, that thou chargest me to
they any more.

day with a fault concerning this wo-
29 And Abner and his men walked man?
all that night through the plain, and 9 h So do God to Abner, and more

1 Kings 19.2.
passed over Jordan, and went through also, except, ' as the Lord hath sworn
all Bithron, and they came to Maha- to David, even so I do to him ;
naim.

10 To translate the kingdom from 30 And Joab returned from following the house of Saul, and to set up the Abner: and when he had gathered throne of David over Israel all the people together, there lacked Judah, k from Dan even to Beer- Judg. 20. 1. of David's servants nineteen men and sheba.

1 King8 4. 25. Asahel.

11 And he could not answer Abner
31 But the servants of David had a word again, because he feared
smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's him.
men, so that three hundred and three- 12 And Abner sent messengers to about 1018.
score men died.

David on his behalf, saying, Whose
32 1 And they took up Asahel, and is the land ? saying also, Make thy
buried him in the sepulchre of his fa- league with me, and, behold, my
ther, which was in Beth-lehem. And hand shall be with thee, to bring about
Joab and his men went all night, and all Israel unto thee.
they came to Hebron at break of day. 13 | And he said, Well; I will make

a league with thee: but one thing I
CHAPTER III.

require of thee, + that is, 'Thou shalt + Heb. saying. During the war Darid wareth stronger. 2 Sir sons not see my face, except thou first 1 So Gen. 13. 3.

born to him in Hebron. 6 Abner, displeased with bring m Michal Saul's daughter, when
quireth him first to bring to him Michal his wife. thou comest to see my face.
14 This being dae, Abner is entertained by Darid, 14 And David sent messengers to
and dismissed. 22 Joab, returning from battle, kill.
eth Abner. 28 David curseth Joub, 31 and mourn- Ish-bosheth Saul's son, saying, De-
eth for Abner.

liver me my wife Michal, which I
COW there was long war between espoused to me " for a hundred fore- Sam. 18.

h Ruth 1. 17.

1 Sam. 15. 28.
& 16.1, 12. &
28. 17.
1 Chr. 12. 23.

over

ch. 17. 11.

m1 Sam. 18.20.

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the house of Saul and the house skins of the Philistines. of David: but David waxed stronger 15 And Ish-bosheth sent, and took

25, 27.

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