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that were , and set 20 And when Absalom's servants captains of thousands and captains of came to the woman to the house, they hundreds over them.

said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jona- | 2 And David sent forth a third part
See Ex. 1. than? And P the woman said unto of the people under the hand of Joab,
1. Josb. 2. 4, them, They be gone over the brook and a third part under the hand of

of water. And when they had sought Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's
and could not find them, they return- brother, “and a third part under the
ed to Jerusalem.

hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the
21 And it came to pass, after they king said unto the people, I will sure-
were departed, that they came up out ly go forth with you myself also.
of the well

, and went and told king 3 But the people answered, Thou 1 ch. 21. 17. { rer. 15, 16. David, and said unto David, 4 Arise, shalt not go forth: for if we flee

and pass quickly over the water : away, they will not care for us ; + Heb. set
for thus hath Anithophel counselled neither if half of us die, will they
against you.

care for us : but now thou art t worth + Heb. as ten
22 Then David arose, and all the ten thousand of us : therefore now it
people that were with him, and they is better that thou + succour us out of + Heb. be to
passed over Jordan : by the morning the city.
light there lacked not one of them 4 And the king said unto them,
that was not gone over Jordan. What seemeth you best I will do.

23 T And when Ahithophel saw that And the king stood by the gate side,
his counsel was not followed, he and all the people came out by hun-
saddled his ass, and arose, and gat dreds and by thousands.
him home to his house, to "his city, 5 And the king commanded foab
and + put his household in order, and and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal
*hanged himself, and died, and was gently for my sake with the young
buried in the sepulchre of his fa- man, even with Absalom. And all

the people heard when the king gave
24 Then David came to 'Mahanaim. all the captains charge concerning
And Absalom passed over Jordan, he Absalom.
and all the men of Israel with him. 6 1 So the people went out into the

25 | And Absalom made Amasa field against Israel: and the battle
captain of the host instead of Joab: was in the d wood of Ephraim ; d Joeh, 17. 15,

which Amasa was a man's son, whose 7 Where the people of Israel were
I Or, Jether name was Ithra an Israelite, that slain before the servants of David, and

went in to "+ Abigail the daughter there was there a great slaughter that
Het Abigal of Nahash, sister to: Zeruiah Joab’s day of twenty thousand men.
10r, dene.

8 For the battle was there scattered
26 So Israel and Absalom pitched over the face of all the country: and
in the land of Gilead.
the wood + devoured more people that + Heb. multi-

plied to do 27 [ And it came to pass, when day than the sword devoured.

David was come to Mahanaim, that 9 s And Absalom met the servants
Ser ch. 10. 1. *Shobi the son of Nahash of Rab- of David. And Absalom rode upon

bah of the children of Ammon, and a mule, and the mule went under the

Machir the son of Ammiel of Lo-de-thick boughs of a great oak, and his
Beth 19.31, 32 bar, and ? Barzillai the Gileadite of head caught hold of the oak, and he
1 Kage 2. 7.

was taken up between the heaven and
28 Brought beds, and I basins, and the earth; and the mule that was un-
earthen vessels, and wheat, and bar- der him went away.
ley, and flour, and parched corn, and 10 And a certain man saw it, and
beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse, told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw

29 And honey, and butter, and sheep, Absalom hanged in an oak.
and cheese of kine, for David, and for 11 And Joab said unto the man that
the people that were with him, to eat: told him, And, behold, thou sawest
for they said, The people is hungry, him, and why didst thou not smite
and weary, and thirsty, “in the wil him there to the ground? and I would

have given thee ten shekels of silver,

and a girdle. CHAPTER XVIII.

12 And the man said unto Joab,

Though I should receive a thou- + Heb. reizh David mustereth his army for battle and giveth charge sand shekels of silver in mine hand, concerning Absalom. 6 The defeat of the Israelites in the wood of Ephraim. 9 Absalom, caught by yet would I not put forth mine hand his hair in an oak, is slain by Joab. 19 The tidings against the king's son: for in our are brought to David. 33 His mourning for Absa

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that none touch the young man Ab- drew near. + Heb. Beroare salom.

26 And the watchman saw another whosoerer ye

13 Otherwise I should have wrought man running: and the watchman
falsehood against mine own life: for called unto the porter, and said, Be-
there is no matter hid from the king, hold another man running alone.
and thou thyself wouldest have set And the king said, He also bringeth
thyself against me.

14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry 27 And the watchman said, + Me- + Heb. I see

the running + !Ieb. before thus t with thee. And he took three thinketh the running of the foremost

darts in his hand, and thrust them is like the running of Ahimaaz the

through the heart of Absalom, while son of Zadok. And the king said, + Heb. heart. he was yet alive in the + midst of the He is a good man, and cometh with oak.

good tidings. 15 And ten young men that bare 28 And Ahimaaz called, and said Joab's armour compassed about and unto the king, | All is well. And Or, Pesce

be to thee, smote Absalom, and slew him. he fell down to the earth upon his

16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and face before the king, and said, Bless-
the people returned from pursuing ed be the Lord thy God, which hath
after Israel : for Joab held back the delivered up the men that listed + Heb.shut sp.

up their hand against my lord the
17 And they took Absalom, and cast king.

him into a great pit in the wood, and 29 And the king said, + Is the young + Heb.Is there ( Josh. 7. 26. laid a very great heap of stones upon man Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz

him: and all Israel fled every one to answered, When Joab sent the king's
his tent.

servant, and me thy servant, I saw a
18 Now Absalom in his lifetime great tumult, but I knew not what it

had taken and reared up for himself was.
& Gen. 14. 17. a pillar, which is in the king's dale: 30 And the king said unto him, Turn
b See ch. 14.27. for he said, I have no son to keep aside, and stand here. And he turned

my name in remembrance: and he aside, and stood still.
called the pillar after his own name: 31 And, behold, Cushi came; and
and it is called unto this day, Absa- Cushi said, + Tidings, my lord the Heb. Tidings

lom's place.

king: for the Lord hath avenged 19 T Then said Ahimaaz the son of thee this day of all them that rose Zadok, Let me now run, and bear the up against thee.

king tidings, how that the Lord hath 32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is + Heb. judged + avenged him of his enemies.

the young man Absalom safe? And hand, &c.

20 And Joab said unto him, Thou Cushi answered, The enemies of my + Heb. be a shalt not + bear tidings this day, but lord the king, and all that rise against tidings.

thou shalt bear tidings another day: thee to do thee hurt, be as that young
but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, man is.
because the king's son is dead.

33 | And the king was much moved,
2 TL said Joab to Cushi, Go and went up to the chamber over the
tell the king what thou hast seen. gate, and wept: and as he went, thus
And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, he said, " O my son Absalom, my son,
and ran.

my son Absalom! would God I had 22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of died for thee, O Absalom, my son, + Heb. be Zadok yet again to Joab, But + how- my son!

soever, let me, I pray thee, also run
after Cushi. And Joab said, Where-

fore wilt thou run, my son, seeing that Joab causeth the king to cease his mourning,

Israelites are earnest to bring the king back. 11 11 Or, con- thou hast no tidings I ready?

Darid sendeth to incite the men of Judah. 23 But howsoever, said he, let me

Shimei in pardoned. 24 Mephiboshch is restored

to his possessimx in part. 32 Bur:illai's kindness And he said unto him, Run. is remembered, 41 The Israelites erpostulite rrith

1 Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the

Judah for bringing home the king without them. plain, and overran Cushi.

1 24 And David sat between the two king weepeth and mourneth for i 2 Kings 9. 17. gates : and 'the watchman went up Absalom.

to the roof over the gate unto the 2 And the + victory that day was + Reb, sales! wall, and lifted up his eyes, and turned into mourning unto all the

1 looked, and behold a man running people: for the people heard say that alone. day how the king was grieved for his

1 25 And the watchman cried, and son. told the king. And the king said, 3 And the people gat them by stealth If he be alone, there is tidings in his that day a into the city, as people


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B. C. 1023. being ashamed steal away when they 15 So the king returned, and came B. C. 1023. flee in battle.

to Jordan. And Judah came to Gil4 But the king covered his face, gal, to go to meet the king, to conand the king cried with a loud voice, duct the king over Jordan. O my son Absalom! 0 Absalom, my 16 | And Shimei the son of Gera, ch. 16. 5. son, my son! a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim,

1 Kings 2. 8. 5 And Joab came into the house to hasted and came down with the men the king, and said, Thou hast shamed of Judah to meet king David. this day the faces of all thy servants, 17 And there were a thousand men which this day have saved thy life, of Benjamin with him, and · Ziba the 1 ch. 9. 2, 10. and the lives of thy sons and of thy servant of the house of Saul, and his

& 16. 1, 2. daughters, and the lives of thy wives, fifteen sons and his twenty servants

and the lives of thy concubines; with him; and they went over Jor+ Heb. By

6 + In that thou lovest thine enemies, dan before the king. ioning, trc.

and hatest thy friends. For thou hast 18 And there went over a ferry boat + Heb. that declared this day, + that thou regard to carry over the king's household, and recals Care est neither princes nor servants: for to do i what he thought good. And + Heb. the

this day I perceive, that if Absalom Shimei the son of Gera fell down
had lived, and all we had died this before the king, as he was come over
day, then it had pleased thee well. Jordan;

7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and 19 And said unto the king, m Let not Web. so the speak + comfortably unto thy servants: my lord impute iniquity unto me, neien color thy for I swear by the Lord, if thou go ther do thou remember that which nch. 16. 5, 6,

not forth, there will not tarry one thy servant did perversely the day
with thee this night: and that will that my lord the king went out of Je-
be worse unto thee than all the evil rusalem, that the king should take it o ch. 13. 35.
that befell thee from thy youth until to his heart.

20 For thy servant doth know that
8 Then the king arose, and sat in I have sinned: therefore, behold, I
the gate. And they told unto all the am come the first this day of all P the PSee ch. 16.5.
people, saying, Behold, the king doth house of Joseph to go down to meet
sit in the gate. And all the people my lord the king.
came before the king : for Israel had 21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah
fled every man to his tent.

answered and said, Shall not Sbinei 9 1 And all the people were at strife be put to death for this, because he throughout all the tribes of Israel, cursed the Lord's anointed ? saying, The king saved us out of the 22 And David said, 'What have I ch. 16. 10. hand of our enemies, and he delivered to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, us out of the hand of the Philistines ; that

ye should this day be adversaries and now he is èfled out of the land unto me? 'shall there any man be • 1 Sam. 11.18. for Absalom.

put to death this day in Israel ? for 10 And Absalom, whom we anoint- do not I know that I am this day

ed over as, is dead in battle. Now king over Israel? * Hab. are ye therefore why + speak ye not a word 23 Therefore the king said unto 1 Kings 2. 8, of bringing the king back? Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the

9, 37, 46.
11 | And king David sent to Zadok king sware unto him.
and to Abiathar the priests, saying, 24 [ And Mephibosheth the son of a ch. 9. 6.
Speak unto the elders of Judah, say- Saul came down to meet the king,
ing, Why are ye the last to bring the and had neither dressed his feet, nor
king back to his house ? seeing the trimmed his beard, nor washed his
speech of all Israel is come to the clothes, from the day the king de-
king, even to his house.

parted until the day he came again
12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my in peace,
bones and my flesh: wherefore then 25 And it came to pass, when he
are ye the last to bring back the king? was come to Jerusalem to meet the

13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou king, that the king said unto him,
not of my bone, and of my flesh? Wherefore wentest not thou with 1 ch. 16. 17.
& God do so to me, and more also, me, Mephibosheth ?
if thou be not captain of the host 26 And he answered, My lord, O
before me continually in the room of king, my servant deceived me: for

thy servant said, I will saddle me 14 And he bowed the heart of all an ass, that I may ride thereon, and a dadg. 26. 1. the men of Judah, beven as the heart go to the king; because thy servant

of one man; so that they sent this is lame.
word unto the king, Return thou, and 27 And she hath slandered thy serv- ý ch. 16, 3.
all thy servants.

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B. C. 1023. lord the king is as an angel of God: | and all the people of Judah conduct- B.C. 1023.

do therefore what is good in thine ed the king, and also half the people

of Israel.
28 For all of my father's house were 41 | And, behold, all the men of Is-
+ Heb. men of but + dead men before my lord the rael came to the king, and said unto
i sam. 26. 16. king : “yet didst thou set thy servant the king, Why have our brethren the
a ch. 9. 7, 10, among them that did eat at thine own men of Judah stolen thee away, and

table. What right therefore have I have brought the king, and his house 5 ver. 15
yet to cry any more unto the king ? hold, and all David's men with him,
29 And the king said unto him, over Jordan ?
Why speakest thou any more of thy 42 And all the men of Judah an-
matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba swered the men of Israel, Because the
divide the land.

king is near of kin to us: where- ver. 12.
30 And Mephibosheth said unto the fore then be ye angry for this matter?
king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch have we eaten at all of the king's cost?
as my lord the king is come again in or hath he given us any gift?
peace unto his own house.

43 And the men of Israel answered b 1 Kings 2.7. 31 | And Barzillai the Gileadite the men of Judah, and said, We have

came down from Rogelim, and went ten parts in the king, and we have
over Jordan with the king, to con- also more right in David than ye:
duct him over Jordan.

why then did ye #despise us, that + Heb. set us 32 Now Barzillai was a very aged our advice should not be first had in

at light.
man, even fourscore years old: and bringing back our king? And ithe i See Judg. &.
he had provided the king of suste- words of the men of Judah were
nance while he lay at Mahanaim ; for fiercer than the words of the men
he was a very great man.

of Israel,
33 And the king said unto Barzillai,
Come thou over with me, and I will

feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

Sheba makoth a party in Israel. 3 Darid: len cont34 And Barzillai said unto the king, cubines are put in ward unto the day of their death. | Heb. How How long have I to live, that I

4 Amara, made captain ner Judah, is slain by Jo

ab. 14 Joab pursucth Sheba unto Abel, 16 A tire should go up with the king unto Je- uoman sareth the city by Sheba's head. 3 Darid's of my life. rusalem ?

ollicers. d P8, 90. 10.

old: and can I discern between good man of Belial, whose name was
and evil ? can thy servant taste what Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benja-
I eat or what I drink? can I hear mite: and he blew a trumpet, and
any more the voice of singing men said, “We have no part in David, a ch. 19. 48.
and singing women? wherefore then neither have we inheritance in the
should thy servant be yet a burden son of Jesse : bevery man to his tents, 1 Kings 12
unto my lord the king ?

O Israel.
36 Thy servant will go a little way 2 So every man of Israel went up
over Jordan with the king: and why from after David, and followed Sheba
should the king recompense it me the son of Bichri: but the men of
with such a reward ?

Judah clave unto their king, from
37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn Jordan even to Jerusalem.
back again, that I may die in mine 3 [ And David came to his house
own city, and be buried by the grave at Jerusalem ; and the king took the

of my father and of my mother. But ten women his 'concubines, whom c ch, 15, 16 % 01 Kings 2. 7. behold thy servant e Chimham ; let he had left to keep the house, and

16. 21, 22 Jer. 41. 17.

him go over with my lord the king; put them in tward, and fed them, + Heb.g house!
and do to him what shall seem good but went not in unto them. So they
unto thee.

were + shut up unto the day of their + Heb. boosd. 38 And the king answered, Chim- death, t living in widowhood.

+ Heh, inside ha shall go over with me, and I 4 | Then said the king to Amasa,

orhood of will do to him that which shall seem td Assemble me the men of Judah

+ Heb. Call good unto thee: and whatsoever thou within three days, and be thou here a ch. 19. 13. + Heb. choose. shalt + require of me, that will I do for present. thee.

5 So Amasa went to assemble the 39 And all the people went over men of Judah: but he tarried longer

Jordan. And when the king was than the set time which he had ap1 Gen. 31. 55. come over, the king 'kissed Barzillai, pointed him.

and blessed him; and he returned 6 And David said to Abishai, Now
unto his own place.

shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us † Heb. Chim. 40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, more harm than did Absalom : take and + Chimham went on with him: I thou e thy lord's servants, and pursue

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B. C. after him, lest he get him fenced were wont to speak in old time, say- B. C. about 1022. cities, and tescape us.

ing, They shall surely ask counsel at about 1022. 7 And there went out after him Abel: and so they ended the matter. Heb, deliter Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and 19 am one of them that are peace

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men: and they went out of Jerusa- est to destroy a city and a mother in
lem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Israel : why wilt thou swallow up

m the inheritance of the Lord?
8 When they were at the great stone 20 And Joab answered and said, Far
which is in Gibeon, Amasa went be- be it, far be it from me, that I should
fore them. And Joab's garment that swallow up or destroy.
he had put on was girded unto him, 21 The matter is not so: but a man
and upon it a girdle with a sword of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of
fastened upon his loins in the sheath Bichri + by name, hath lifted up his Heb. by his
thereof; and as he went forth it fell hand against the king, even against

David : deliver him only, and I will 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou depart from the city. And the woMatr 3. 2. in health, my brother? 8 And Joab man said unto Joab, Behold, his

took Amasa by the beard with the head shall be thrown to thee over
right hand to kiss him.

the wall.
10 But Amasa took no heed to the 22 Then the woman went unto all

sword that was in Joab's hand: so the people "in her wisdom: and they nEcc. 9. 14,15. 101 Kings 2. 5. he smote him therewith in the fifth cut off the head of Sheba the son of

rib, and shed out his bowels to the Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And * Set Sabled ground, and + struck him not again ; he blew a trumpet, and they tretired + Heb. were 4.die struke and he died. So Joab and Abishai from the city, every man to his tent.

scattered his brother pursued after Sheba the And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto son of Bichri.

the king. 11 And one of Joab's men stood by 23 | Now • Joab was over all the ch. 8. 16, 18. him, and said, He that favoureth Joab, host of Israel : and Benaiah the son and he that is for David, let him go of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites after Joab.

and over the Pelethites : 12 And Amasa wallowed in blood 24 And Adoram was Pover the trib- P 1 Kings 4. 6.

9 ch. 8. 16. in the midst of the highway. And ute: and 4 Jehoshaphat the son of 1 Kings 4.3. when the man saw that all the people Ahilud was I recorder :

11. Or, rememstood still, he removed Amasa out of 25 And Sheva was scribe: and "Zathe highway into the field, and cast dok and Abiathar were the priests : 1 Kings 4. 4. a cloth upon him, when he saw that 26 · And Ira also the Jairite was la 11 Or, a prince. every one that came by him stood chief ruler about David. still. 13 When he was removed out of


sch. 23. 38. the highway, all the people went on

The Gibeonites are arenged by famine, and by the

death of seren of Saul's sons. 10 Rizpah's kindness after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the

12 Darid buricth the bones of Saul

and Jonathan in the sepulchre of kish. 15 Four son of Bichri.

battles against the Philistines, wherein four giants 14 | And he went through all the "Kings 13. tribes of Israel unto * Abel, and to THEN


days of David three years, year and they were gathered together, and after year; and David t inquired of + Heb. sought went also after him.

the Lord. And the Lord answered, 15 And they came and besieged him It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, in Abel of Beth-maachah, and they because he slew the Gibeonites.

'cast up a bank against the city, and 2 And the king called the Gibeon0x, u stood nit stood in the trench : and all the ites, and said unto them ; (now the sviest wall people that were with Joab + battered Gibeonites were not of the children of * Bermurred the wall, to throw it down.

Israel, but a of the remnant of the a Josh. 9.3, 15, 16 [ Then cried a wise woman out Amorites; and the children of Israel

16, 17. of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray had sworn unto them: and Saul you, unto Joab, Come near hither, sought to slay them in his zeal to the that I may speak with thee.

children of Israel and Judah ;) 17 And when he was come near unto 3 Wherefore David said unto the topake her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? Gibeonites, What shall I do for you?

And he answered, I am he. Then and wherewith shall I make the atone- "silrer nor gold they she said unto him, Hear the words ment, that ye may bless othe inheralbed , and of thine handmaid. And he answered, itance of the Lord ?

house, neither 4 And the Gibeonites said unto him,

pertains it to 18 Then she spake, saying, " They 1 We will have no silver nor gold of us to kill, $c.

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