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Men left before the ark.

I. CHRONICLES.

God's promises to David.

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tent to tent, and from one tabernacle about 1012. 35 "And say ye, Save us, O God of to another. 5. Ps. 166. 47, our salvation, and gather us together, 6 Wheresoever I have walked with Heb. have

and deliver us from the heathen, that all Israel, spake I a word to any of
we may give thanks to thy holy name, the judges of Israel, whom I com-
and glory in thy praise.

manded to feed my people, saying, 1 Kings &15. 36 - Blessed be the LORD God of Why have ye not built me a house

Israel for ever and ever. And all of cedars? • Deut. 27. 15. the people said, Amen, and praised 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say the Lord.

unto my servant David, Thus saith 37 [ So he left there before the ark the Lord of hosts, I took thee from of the covenant of the Lord Asaph the sheepcote, even + from following + Heb. from

after. and his brethren, to minister before the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler the ark continually, as every day's over my people Israel : work required :

8 And I have been with thee whith38 And Obed-edom with their breth-ersoever thou hast walked, and have ren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom cut off all thine enemies from before also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah thee, and have made thee a name like to be porters :

the name of the great men that are in 39 And Zadok the priest, and his the earth.

brethren the priests, Pbefore the tab- 9 Also I will ordain a place for my 41 Kings 3. 4.

ernacle of the Lord 'in the high people Israel, and will plant them,
place that was at Gibeon,

and they shall dwell in their place,
40 To offer burnt offerings unto the and shall be moved no more ; neither

Lord upon the altar of the burnt shall the children of wickedness waste
Heb in the offering continually it morning and them any more, as at the beginning,

evening, and to do according to all 10 And since the time that I com-
that is written in the law of the Lord, manded judges to be over my people
which he commanded Israel ;

Israel. Moreover I will subdue all
41 And with them Heman and Jedu-thine enemies. Furthermore I tell
thun, and the rest that were chosen, thee, that the Lord will build thee a
who were expressed by name, to give house.
thanks to the LORD,'

* because his

mercy 11 | And it shall come to pass, when endureth for ever;

thy days be expired that thou must Lr 3. 11.

42 And with them Heman and Jed- go to be with thy fathers, that I will
uthun with trumpets and cymbals raise up thy seed after thee, which
for those that should make a sound, shall be of thy sons; and I will es-

and with musical instruments of God. tablish his kingdom.
+ Han for the And the sons of Jeduthun were + por- 12 He shall build me a house, and
ters.

I will stablish his throne for ever. 43 'And all the people departed every 13 I will be his father, and he shall 2 Sam. 7. 14, man to his house : and David returned be my son: and I will not take my to bless his house.

mercy away from him, as I took it

from him that was before thee: CHAPTER XVII.

14 But I will settle him in minec Luke 1. 33. Nathan approreth the purpose of David to build a house and in my kingdom for ever: God he forbiddeth him; 11 but promiseth blessings and his throne shall be established for to his seed 16 David: prayer and thanksgiving. evermore.

row ait came to pass, as David 15 According to all these words, and

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to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in Nathan speak unto David.
a house of cedars, but the ark of the 16 [ And David the king came and a 2 Sam. 7. 8.
covenant of the Lord remaineth under sat before the Lord, and said, Who
curtains.

am I, O LORD God, and what is mine
2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do house, that thou hast brought me
all that is in thine heart; for God is hitherto?
with thee.

17 And yet this was a small thing in
3 [ And it came to pass the same thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also
night, that the word of God came to spoken of thy servant's house for a
Nathan, saying,

great while to come, and hast regarded
4 Go and tell David my servant, me according to the estate of a inan
Thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not of high degree, O Lord God.
build me a house to dwell in :

18 What can David speak more to
5 For I have not dwelt in a house thee for the honour of thy servant?
since the day that I brought up Israel | for thou knowest thy servant.

David's thanksgiving.

I. CHRONICLES.

He subdueth his enemies.

nesses.

8.

othai, 2 San. 8. 3.

2 Sam. 8. 9.

miani of ours.

15, 23. 2 Chr.

+ Heb. hast rerealed the

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sertant.

B. C.

19 O Lord, for thy servant's sake, cus came to help Hadarezer king of B. C. about 1042 and according to thine own heart, Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two about 1040.

hast thou done all this greatness, in and twenty thousand men.
+ Heb. great making known all these t great things. 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria-

20 O Lord, there is none like thee, damascus ; and the Syrians became
neither is there any God besides thee, David's servants, and brought gifts.
according to all that we have heard Thus the Lord preserved David whith-
with our ears.

ersoever he went.
21 And what one nation in the earth 7 And David took the shields of gold
is like thy people Israel, whom God that were on the servants of Hadar-
went to redeem to be his own people, ezer, and brought them to Jerusa-
to make thee a name of greatness and lem.
terribleness, by driving out nations 8 Likewise from " Tibhath, and from Called Be

tah, 2 Sam &
from before thy people, whom thou Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought
hast redeemed out of Egypt? David very much brass, wherewith 1 Called Ber.

22 For thy people Israel didst thou Solomon made the brazen sea, and
make thine own people for ever; and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
thou, Lord, becamest their God. 9 T Now when I Tou king of Hamath 1 Or, Toi.

23 Therefore now, Lord, let the thing heard how David had smitten all the
that thou hast spoken concerning thy host of Hadarezer king of Zobah ;
servant and concerning his house be 10 He sent Hadoram his son to king 1 Or, Jorar,

2 Sam. 8. 10. established for ever, and do as thou David, il to inquire of his welfare, and

| Or, to slyte. hast said.

t to congratulate him, because he had | Heb.to bless. 24 Let it even be established, that fought against Hadarezer, and smitten thy name may be magnified for ever, him; (for Hadarezer thad war with + Heb mazs the saying, The Lord of hosts is the God Tou ;) and with him all manner of

ci Kings 7. of Israel, even a God to Israel : and let vessels of gold and silver and brass.

4 12 15, 16. the house of David thy servant be 11 1 Them also king David dedicated established before thee.

unto the LORD, with the silver and 25 For thou, O my God, t hast told the gold that he brought from all of thy

thy servant that thou wilt build him these nations; from Edom, and from
a house: therefore thy servant hath Moab, and from the children of Am-
found in his heart to pray before thee. mon, and from the Philistines, and

26 And now, Lord, thou art God, from Amalek.
and hast promised this goodness unto 12 Moreover, + Abishai the son of + Heb.Abshai
thy servant :

Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the || Or, it hath

27 Now therefore I let it please thee valley of salt d eighteen thousand. pleased thee.

to bless the house of thy servant, that 13 And he put garrisons in Edom;
it may be before thee for ever: for and all the Edomites became David's
thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall be servants. Thus the Lord preserved
blessed for ever.

David whithersoever he went.

14 1 So David reigned over all Is-
CHAPTER XVIII.

rael, and executed judgment and jus-
Darid subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites. 3 tice among all his people.
He smileth Hadarezer and the Syrians. 9 Tou 15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was
sendoth his son to him with presents. 11 The pres.
ents and the spoil Darid dedicateth to God. 13 He over the host; and Jehoshaphat the
pulteth garrisons in Edom. 14 David's officers.
son of Ahilud, recorder;

I. Or, Tere

brance. about 1010. COW after this ait came to pass, 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub,

elect, 2 Sarn and subdued them, and took Gath and were the priests; and Shavsha was 8. 17. her towns out of the hand of the Phi- scribe ;

I Caled Scra.

iah, 2 Sam. listines.

17 i And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada

8.17, and Mi 2 And he smote Moab; and the Mo- was over the Cherethites and the Pe

sha, 1 Kings

4.3. abites became David's servants, and lethites ; and the sons of David were [ 2 Sam. 8. 18 brought gifts. chief + about the king.

+ Heb, at the

hand of the H1 Or, Hadade 3 1 And David smote 11 Hadarezer

king. zer, 2 Sam. 8. king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he

CHAPTER XIX.
went to stablish his dominion by the Darid's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun, are shame-

fully treated. 6 The Animonites, strengthened by
river Euphrates.

the Syrians, are orercome by Joab and Abishai. 16
4 And David took from him a thou- The Syrians are again defeated.
b 2 Sam. 8. 4,

OW ait came to pass about
horsemen, and twenty thousand foot-
men: David also houghed all the char- children of Ammon died, and his son
iot horses, but reserved of them a reigned in his stead.

hundred chariots. † Heb. Dar.

2 And David said, I will shew kindmesek.

5 And when the Syrians of + Damas- ness unto Hanun the son of Nahash,

a 2 Sam. 8. 18. e 2 Sam. &. 14,

a 2 Sam. 8. 1, &c.

3.

sand "chariots, and • seven thousand Northaitwanash the king of the Sam. 10. 1,

seren hun dred.

The Ammonites and

I. CHRONICLES.

Syrians are overcome.

me.

Il That is,

2 Sam. 10. 16.

B. C. because his father shewed kindness to with him drew nigh before the Syr- B. C. about 1037.

And David sent messengers to ians unto the battle; and they fied about 1037. comfort him concerning his father. before him. So the servants of David came into 15 And when the children of Ammon the land of the children of Ammon to saw that the Syrians were fled, they Hanun, to comfort him.

likewise fled before Abishai his broth3 But the princes of the children of er, and entered into the city. Then * Fleb Ia taine Ammon said to Hanun, + Thinkest Joab came to Jerusalem. repart de Do thou that David doth honour thy fa- 16 | And when the Syrians saw that about 1036.

ther, that he hath sent comforters they were put to the worse before Is-
unto thee? are not his servants come rael, they sent messengers, and drew
unto thee for to search, and to over- forth the Syrians that were beyond
throw, and to spy out the land ? the I river: and l Shophach the cap-

Euphrates.
4 Wherefore Planun took David's tain of the host of Hadarezer went be- | 1 or, Shobach,
servants, and shaved them, and cut fore them.
off their garments in the midst hard 17 And it was told David ; and he
by their buttocks, and sent them away. gathered all Israel, and passed over

5 Then there went certain, and told Jordan, and came upon them, and set
David how the men were served; and the battle in array against them. So
he sent to meet them: for the men when David had put the battle in ar-
were greatly ashamed. And the king ray against the Syrians, they fought
said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards with him.
be grown, and then return.

18 But the Syrians fled before Israel ;
6 s And when the children of Am- and David slew of the Syrians seven

mon saw that they had made them- thousand men which fought in chariots, • Heb.be stink selves + odious to David, Hanun and and forty thousand footmen, and killed

the children of Ammon sent a thou- Shophach the captain of the host.
sand talents of silver to hire them 19 And when the servants of Ha-
chariots and horsemen out of Meso- darezer saw that they were put to the

potamia, and out of Syria-maachah, worse before Israel, they made peace 13.5, 9. band out of Zobah.

with David, and became his servants :
7 So they hired thirty and two thou- neither would the Syrians help the
sand chariots, and the king of Maa- children of Ammon any more.
chah and his people; who came and

CHAPTER XX.
pitched before Medeba. And the chil-
dren of Ammon gathered themselves Rabbah is besieged by Joab; spoiled by Darid, and

the people thereof pul to death. Three giunts are
together from their cities, and came slain in three several battles with the Philistines.

about 1035. to battle.

8 And when David heard of it, he the year was expired, at the
sent Joab, and all the host of the time that kings go out to battle, Joab a 2 Sam. 11. 1.
mighty men.

led forth the power of the army, and
9 And the children of Ammon came wasted the country of the children of
out, and put the battle in array before Ammon, and came and besieged Rab-
the gate of the city: and the kings bah. But David tarried at Jerusalem.
that were come were by themselves And Joab smote Rabbah, and de- b2 Sam. 12. 26.
in the field.

stroyed it. 10 Now when Joab saw that + the 2 And David · took the crown of their about 1033. battle was set against him before and king from off his head, and found it behind, he chose out of all the il choice + to weigh a talent of gold, and there + Heb. the of Israel, and put them in array against were precious stones in it; and it was the Syrians.

set upon David's head: and he brought 30, 31. 11 And the rest of the people he de- also exceeding much spoil out of the * Hab. diorai. livered unto the hand of t Abishai his city.

brother, and they set themselves in ar- 3 And he brought out the people that
ray against the children of Ammon. were in it, and cut them with saws,

12 And he said, If the Syrians be too and with harrows of iron, and with
strong for me, then thou shalt help axes. Even so dealt David with all
me: but if the children of Ammon be the cities of the children of Ammon.
too strong for thee, then I will help And David and all the people returned a 2 Sam. 21. 18.
thee.
to Jerusalem.

about 1018. 13 Be of good courage, and let us 4 1 And it came to pass after this, Or..conbehave ourselves valiantly for our that there l arose war at ll Gezer with people, and for the cities of our God : the Philistines ; at which time • Sib- . Or, Gob. and let the Lord do that which is good bechai the Hushathite slew # Sippai, 29: 0.2 in his sight.

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weight of C 2 Sam. 12.

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that was of the children of the giant: Or, Rapha. 14 So Joab and the people that were and they were subdued.

tinued.
Heb, stood.

e ch. 11. 29.

The people numbered.

I. CHRONICLES.

The people afflicted.

21. 19.

+ Heb. Take
to thee,
52 Sam. 24.13

+ Heb, born to

1 Sam. 16. 9.

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B. C. 5 And there was war again with the things : choose thee one of them, that B. C. 1017. about 1018. Philistines; and Elhanan the son of I may do it unto thee.

11 Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Go- 11 So Gad came to David, and said Called also

liath the Gittite, whose spear-staff was unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Jaare-oregim, 2 Sam. like a weaver's beam.

† Choose thee
6 And yet again 'there was war at 12 • Either three years' famine; or
+ Heb. a man Gath, where was ta man of great stat- | three months to be destroyed be-
of measure.
1 2 Sam. 21. 20.

ure, whose fingers and toes were four fore thy foes, while that the sword
and twenty, six on each hand, and six of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or

on each foot: and he also was the son else three days the sword of the LORD,
the giant, or, of the giant.
Raph.

even the pestilence, in the land, and 1 Or, re- 7 But when he | defied Israel, Jona- the angel of the Lord destroying proached

than the son of Shimea David's broth-throughout all the coasts of Israel.
I Called
Shammah,
er slew him.

Now therefore advise thyself what
8 These were born unto the giant word I shall bring again to him that
in Gath; and they fell by the hand sent me.
of David, and by the hand of his 13 And David said unto Gad, I am
servants.

in a great strait: let me fall now into

the hand of the Lord; for very great 10r, many. CHAPTER XXI.

are his mercies: but let me not fall
David's sin in numbering the people. 8 His confes into the hand of man.
sion thereof. 9 of the three judgments offered him,
he chooseth the three days' pestilence. 14 The de-

14 | So the Lord sent pestilence
stroying angel is stayed, and Jerusalem spared.
18 David erecteth an altar, and offereth a sacrifice upon Israel : and there fell of Israel
unto the Lord. 28 He continueth to offer sacrifice seventy thousand men.
in the same place.

15 And God sent an bangel unto Je- b 2 Sam. 21. 16. 1017.

ND a Satan stood up against Is-rusalem to destroy it: and as he was a 2 Sam. 24. 1, ber Israel.

repented him of the evil, and said to 2 And David said to Joab and to the the angel that destroyed, It is enough, rulers of the people, Go, number Is- stay now thine hand. And the angel rael from Beer-sheba even to Dan; of the Lord stood by the threshingband bring the number of them to floor of 1 Ornan the Jebusite.

nah, me, that I may know it.

16 And David lifted up his eyes, and
3 And Joab answered, The Lord saw the angel of the Lord stand 2 Chr. 8. 1.
make his people a hundred times so between the earth and the heaven,
many more as they be: but, my lord having a drawn sword in his hand
the king, are they not all my lord's stretched out over Jerusalem. Then
servants? why then doth my lord re- David and the elders of Israel, who
quire this thing? why will he be a were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon
cause of trespass to Israel ?

their faces.
4 Nevertheless the king's word pre- 17 And David said unto God, Is it
vailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab | not I that commanded the people to
departed, and went throughout all Is- be numbered ? even I it is that have
rael, and came to Jerusalem.

sinned and done evil indeed ; but as
5 | And Joab gave the sum of the for these sheep, what have they done?
number of the people unto David. | let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD
And all they of Israel were a thou- my God, be on me, and on my father's
sand thousand and a hundred thou- house ; but not on thy people, that
sand men that drew sword: and Ju- they should be plagued.
dah was four hundred threescore

18 T Then the 'angel of the Lord

1 2 Chr. 3.1
and ten thousand men that drew commanded Gad to say to David, that
sword.

David should go up, and set up an
6 ° But Levi and Benjamin counted altar unto the Lord in the threshing-
he not among them: for the king's floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
word was abominable to Joab.

19 And David went up at the saying + Heb. And it 7 † And God was displeased with this of Gad, which he spake in the name the eyes of thing; therefore he smote Israel. of the Lord.

8 And David said unto God, I have 20 | And Ornan turned back, and 10r. When this thing sinned greatly, because I have done saw the angel; and his four sons with back and 929 d 2 Sam. 24.10. this thing: 'but now, I beseech thee, him hid themselves. Now Ornan was

the angel € 2 Sam. 12. 18. do away the iniquity of thy servant; threshing wheat. for I have done very foolishly.

21 And as David came to Ornan, 9 | And the Lord spake unto Gad, Ornan looked and saw David, and David's seer, saying,

went out of the threshingfloor, and + Heb. stretch

10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus bowed himself to David with his face
saith the Lord, I toffer thee three to the ground.

2 Sam. 24.18

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the LORD concerning

then be and his four sons retrati themsdres.

i See 1 Sam. 9. 9.

out.

The people. The pestilence is stayed.

I. CHRONICLES.

David's charge to Solomon.

+ Heb. Give.

ar' famine: a.

destroved be that the stand raketh tha; a ord of the Lord o the land, si ORD destoran pasts of keel e thrzelf n ain to him that

ch. 17. 1. & 28. 2.

ch. 28. 3.

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B. C. 1017. 22 Then David said to Ornan, + Grant that is to be builded for the LORD must B. C. 1017. E.

me the place of this threshingfloor, be exceeding magnifical, of fame and Darid, and said

that I may build an altar therein unto of glory throughout all countries: I Lith the Lord

the LORD: thou shalt grant it me for will therefore now make preparation
the full price: that the plague may be for it. So David prepared abundantly
stayed from the people.

before his death.
23 And Ornan said unto David, Take 6 | Then he called for Solomon his
it to thee, and let my lord the king do son, and charged him to build a
that which is good in his eyes : lo, I house for the Lord God of Israel.
give thee the oxen also for burnt offer- 7 And David said to Solomon, My
ings, and the threshing instruments son, as for me, 'it was in my mind to "2 Sam. 7. 2
for wood, and the wheat for the meat build a house 5 unto the name of the

1 Kings 8.17. offering; I give it all.

LORD my God:
24 And king David said to Ornan, 8 But the word of the Lord came to Deut. 12. 5,
Nay; but I will verily buy it for the me, saying, - Thou hast shed blood - 1 Kings 5. 3.
full price : for I will not take that abundantly, and hast made great wars :
which is thine for the LORD, nor offer thou shalt not build a house unto
burnt offerings without cost.

my name, because thou hast shed
25 Som David gave to Ornan for the much blood upon the earth in my
place six hundred shekels of gold by sight.
weight.

9 Behold, a son shall be born to ich. 28. 5.
26 And David built there an altar thee, who shall be a man of rest; and
unto the LORD, and offered burnt of- I will give him krest from all his * 1 Kings 4.

ferings and peace offerings, and cali- enemies round about: for his name anzel unto de Lav. 9. 94. ed upon the LORD; and he answered shall be !! Solomon, and I will give That is,

12.02.2.3. 1. & him from heaven by fire upon the peace and quietness unto Israel in his
altar of burnt offering.

days.
27 And the LORD commanded the 10 'He shall build a house for my 1 2 Sam. 7. 13.
angel; and he put up his sword again name; and m he shall be my son, and

1 Kings 5.5. into the sheath thereof.

I will be his father; and I will estab-
28 | At that time when David saw lish the throne of his kingdom over
that the LORD had answered him in Israel for ever.
the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jeb- 11 Now, my son, " the Lord be with
usite, then he sacrificed there. thee; and prosper thou, and build the

29 For the tabernacle of the Lord, house of the LORD thy God, as he hath
which Moses made in the wilderness, said of thee.
and the altar of the burnt offering, 12 Only the Lord °give thee wisdom 0 1 Kings 3.9,

were at that season in the high place andunderstanding,and give theecharge
1: Kinz 3. 4. at Gibeon.

concerning Israel, that thou mayest 30 But David could not go before it keep the law of the Lord thy God. to inquire of God: for he was afraid 13 P Then shalt thou prosper, if thou p Josh. 1. 7, 8. because of the sword of the angel of takest heed to fulfil the statutes and the LORD.

judgments which the Lord charged

Moses with concerning Israel : abe a Deut. 31.7, 8,
CHAPTER XXII.

strong, and of good courage; dread
David prepareth abundantly for the building of not, nor be dismayed.
the temple. 6 His charge to Solomon respecting
17 He commandeth the princes to assist

14 Now, behold, ll in my trouble I | Or, in my have prepared for the house of the

poverty. THEN David said, a This is the Lord'a hundred thousand talents of

Peaceable.

ch, 17. 12, 13. & 28. 6. m Heb. 1. 5.

and as he was beheld, and he il, and said d. It is enough ind the ange the threstun usite. p his eres, at de LORD stari d the heart

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1.2.2 Char. is the altar of the burnt offering for of silver; and of brass and iron 'with- - As ver. 3. Israel.

out weight; for it is in abundance:
2 And David commanded to gather timber also and stone have I prepared;
"| Kings9.21. together the strangers that were in and thou mayest add thereto.

the land of Israel; and he set masons 15 Moreover, there are workmen with
to hew wrought stones to build the thee in abundance, hewers and l work- 1 That is,
house of God.
ers of stone and timber, and all manner

carpenters.
3 And David prepared iron in abund- of cunning men for every manner of
ance for the nails for the doors of the work. .
gates, and for the joinings; and brass 16 Of the gold, the silver, and the

in abundance without weight; brass, and the iron, there is no number. 1 Kings 7. 47.

4 Also cedar trees in abundance : Arise therefore, and be doing, and the
'1 Kings 2.6. for the «Zidonians and they of Tyre Lord be with thee.

brought much cedar wood to David. 17 | David also commanded all the
5 And David said, Solomon my son princes of Israel to help Solomon his
is young and tender, and the house son, saying,

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