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Divers officers about the temple.

CHAP. IX, X.

The charge of certain Levites valour. archers, and had many sons, and sons'ı 23 So they and their children had the oversight

na hundred and fifty. All these are of the of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely. sons of Benjamin.

the house of the tabernacle, by wards. CILAP. IX. .

| 24 In four quarters were the porters, toward The inhabitants of Jerusalem.

the east, west, north, and south. 00 all Israel were reckoned by genealogies ;25 And their brethren, which were in their vil

and behold, they were written in the book of lages, were to come after seven days froin tine the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried to time with them. away to Babylon for their transgression.

26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, QU'Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their were in their set office, and were over the champossessions in their cities were, the Israelites,bers and treasuries of the house of God. the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

27 | And they lodged round about the house of 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of God, because the charge was upon them, and the Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of opening thereof every morning pertained to them. the children of Ephrain, and Manasseh : 28 And tertain of them had the charge of the

4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, ministering vessels, that they should bring them the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children in and out by tale. or Puarez the son of Judah.

| 29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee 5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the first-born, the vessels, and all the instruments of the sancand his sons.

tuary, and the line flour, and the wine, and the 6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. brethren, six hundred and ninety.

30 And some of the sons of the priests made 7 And of the sons of Benjanin ; Salhu the son the ointment of the spices. of Meshullam, the son of Hlodaviah, the son of 31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was llasenual,

Ilie firsi-born of Shallunı the Koralite, had the set 8 And Ibrieiah the son of Jerolam, and Elah office over the things that were made in the pans. the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshul- 32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Jam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the Kohathites, were over the shew-bread, to preson of Ibnijah;

pare il every sabbath. 9 And their brethren, according to their genera- 33 And these are the singers, chief of the saLions, nine hundred and fifty and six. All these thers of the Levites, who remaining in the chammen were chief of the fathers in the house of bers were free: for they were einployed in that their fathers.

work day and night. 10 I And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoia- 34 'These chief fathers of the Levites were chief rib, and Jachin,

throughout their gunerations; these dweit at Je11 And Azarial the son of llilkiah, the son of Me-rusalem. shullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, ! 35 1 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, the son of Ahitul, the ruler of the house of God; Jehiel, whose wite's name was Maachah:

12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of 36 And his first-born son Abdon, then Zur, and Paslıur, the son of Malchijalı, and Maasiai the son Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadal, of Adiel, the son of Jalzeran, the son of Meshul- 37 And Gedor, and Alio, and Zechariah, and Jam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer: Mikloth.

13 And their brethren, heads of the house of 38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over tirecscore; very able men for the work of the against :heir brethren. service of the house of God.

39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; 14 And of the Levites ; Shemaiah the son of and Saul begat Jonatlan, and Malchi-shua, and Hasshub, the son of Azrikanı, the son of Hasha-lAbinadab, and Esh-baal. bialı, of the sons of Merari;

40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal: 15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and and Merib-baal begat Micah. Matianiah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, 41 And the sons of Mical were, Pithon and the son of Asaph;

Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahue. 16 And Obadial the son of Shemaiah, the son 42 And Ahaz begat Jarah: and Jarah begat or Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah|Alemeth, and Aznaveth, and Ziari; and Zimri the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dweltbegat Moza; in the villages of the Netophathites.

| 43 And Moza begat Binca; and Rephaiah his 17 And the porters were Shallum, and Akkab, son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. and 'Talinon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: 44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are Shallum was the chief;

these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Islimael, and She. 13 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate east- ariah, and Obadial, and Hanan: these were the ward : they rocre porters in the companies of the sons of Azel. children of Levi.

CHAP. X. 19 And Shalluin the son of Kore, the son of

Saul's overthrow and death. Ebiasaph, the son ot' Korah, and his brethren of ATOW the Philistines fought against Israel: the house of his father, the Korabites, were over I and the men of Israel fled from before the Ile work of the service, keepers of the gates of Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilbos. te tabernacle, and their fathers, bcing over thel 2 And the Philistiries followed hard after Saul, host of the Lox)), were keepers of the entry. land ter bis sons; and the Philistines slew Jo

20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler nathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the suns over them in time past, and the LORD was with or Saul. him.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and 21 And Zechariah the son of Mesheleiniab was the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the porter of the door of the tabernacle of the con- archers. gregation.

14 Then said Sanl to his armour hearer, Draw Ai thesc ichich were chosen to he porters in thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest the gates were two hundred and twelve. These these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But were reckoned by their genealogy in their vil his armour-bearer would not; for he was sore lages, whom David and Samuel the seer dil or- afraid. Su Sau: took a sword, and fell upon it. dain in their set office.

15 And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul

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Philistines triumph over Saul. 1. CHRONICLES.

David's mighty mer was dead. be fell likewise on the sword, and died. 15 IT NOW three of the thirty captains. went

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adulhouse died together.

llam; and the host of the Philistines encamped 7 And when all the men of Israel that were in in the valley of Rephaim. the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his 16 And David was then in the hold, and the sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and Philistines' garrison was then at Beth-lehem. fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. 17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one 81 And it came to pass on the morrow, when would give me drink of the water of the well of the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they Beth-lehem, that is at the gate! found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa. 18 And the three brake through the host of the

9 And when they had stripped him, they took Phi'iscines, and drew water out of the well of his head, and his armour, and sent into the land! Beth-lehein, that was by the gate, and took it. of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings and brought it to David: but David would not unto their idols, and to the people.

Idrink of it, but poured it out to the LORD, 10 And they put his armour in the house of their 19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon. do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these

u And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all that men that have put their lives in jeopardy ? for the Philistines had done to Saul,

with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. 12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away Therefore he would not drink it. These things the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and did these three mightiest. brought them to Jabesin, and buried their bones 20 1 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against

13 1 So Saul died for his transgression which three hundred, he slew them, and had a nanie he comraitted against the LORD, even against the among the three. word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also 21 of the three, he was more honourable than for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spi- the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he rit, to inquire of it ;

attained not unto the first three. 14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a vaplew liiin, and turned the kingdom unto David liant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts the son of Jesse.

he slew two lion-like men of Moab: also he went | CHAP. XI.

idown and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. David made king over Israel.

| 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great M HEN all Israel gathered themselves to Da- stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's

I vid unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and thy bone and thy flesh.

he went down to him with a staff, and plucked 2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew was king, thou wast he that leddest out and him with his own spear. hroughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy God said 24 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiaunto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, da, and had the name among the three mighties. and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel. 125 Behold, he was honourable among the thir

3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the ty, but aliained not to the first three: and Da. king to llebron; and David made a covenant vid set him over his guard. with them in Hebron before the LORD, and theyl 26 f Also the valiant nien of the armies were, anointed David king over Israel, according to Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of the word of the LORD by Samuel.

Dodo of Beth-lehem, 4 1 And David and ali Israel went to Jerusa- 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, lem, which is Jebus : where the Jebusites were, 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the inhabitants of the land.

the Antothite, 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, l 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, llai the Ahohite. Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David 30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son or took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David. Baanah the Netophathite,

6 And David said, Whosoever siniteth the Jebu- 31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pcrsites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the lained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the son of Zeruial went first up, and was chief. Pirathonite,

7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they 32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arcalled it, The city of David.

bathite, 8 And he built the city round about, eren from 33 Aznaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Slia. Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest albonite, of the city.

| 34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan 9 So David waxed greater anil greater: for the the son of Shage the Hararite, LORD of hosts was with him.

| 35 Aniam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eli10 1 These also are the chief of the mighty men phal the son of Ur, whoni David had, wlio strengthened tlienisclves 36 Heplier the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite, with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel, to 37 llezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezrai, make him king according to the word of ihel 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son Lord concerning Israel.

of Haggeri, 11 And this is the number of the mighty men 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, whom David had; Jashobeam a Hachnonite the the armour-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruialı, chief of the captains: he lifted uphisspear against 40 Tra the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, three hundred slain by him at one time.

41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai, 12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo. 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a car the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties.tain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,

13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, and 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Josha. there the Philistines were gathered together to bat-phat the Mitlinite, lle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley :' 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jchiel and the people fled from before the Philistines, the sons of Ilothan the Aroerite,

14 And they set theinselves in the midst of that 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Jola his broparcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines: ther, the Tizite, and the LORD saved them by a great deliverance.1 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Josha

armed to the war. Sand and eight hundeed,

at assisted David.

Those who came to David at Zrklag. CHAP. XII, XIII. Those who came lo him at Hebron viah, the sons of Zinaam, and Ithmah the Moabite, l 24 The children of Judah that bare shield and 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite spear were six thousand and eight hundred, rcady

CHAP. XII. The companies that assisted David. 25 Or the children of Simcon, mighty men of valN OW these are they that came to David to our for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.

1 Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close be- 26 of the children of Levi four thousand and cause of Sanl the son of Kish: and they were six hundred. among the mighty men, helpers of the war. | 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaron

2 They were armed with bows, and could use ites, and with him were three thousand and seven both the right hand and the left in hurling stones, hundred ; and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's 28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, brethren of Benjamin

land of his father's house twenty and two captains. 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joaslı, the sons 29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pe- Saul, three thousand: for hitherto thegreatest part let, the sons of Azmaveth ; and Berachah, and of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul. Jehu the Antothite,

30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thou4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man sand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jere- famous throughout the house of their fathers. miah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad 31 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen the Gederathite,

thousand, which were expressed by name, to come 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and She-land make David king. marial, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,

32 And of the children of Issachar, which were 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azarcel, and Joezer, men that had understanding of the times, to know and Jashobeam, the Korbiles,

what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were 7 And Joelah, and Zebadiali, the sons of Jero- two hundred; and all their brethren were at their ham of Gedor.

commandment. 8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves 33 or Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, exunto David into the hold to the wilderness men pert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty of inight, and men of war fit for the battle, that thonsand, which could keep rank: they were not could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were of double heart. like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the 34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and roes upon the mountains ;

with them with shield and spear thirty and seven 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the thousand. third,

| 35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty 10 Mishmannal the fourth, Jeremiah the fil w and eight thousand and six hundred. 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, expert in war, forty thousand. 13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh. 37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reu14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of benites, and the Gadites, and of the half-tribe of the host: one of the least was over a hundred, Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war and the greatest over a thousand.

for the battle, a hundred and twenty thousand. 15 These are they that went over Jordan in the 38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, first month, when it had overflown all his banks; came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both David king over all Israel: and all the rest also toward the east, and toward the west.

of Israel were of one heart to make David king. 16 And there came of the children of Benjamin 39 And there they were with David three days, and Judah to the hold unto David.

leating and drinking: for their brethren had pre17 And David went out to meet them, and an-pared for them. swered and said'unto them, If ye be come peace- 40 Moreover, they that werenigh them, even unto ably unto me to help me, my heart shall be knit Issachar, and Zebulun, and Naphtali, brought unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and enemies, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it. Jof raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep

18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was abundantly : for there was joy in Israel. chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are wel

CHAP. XII. David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace,

David bringeth back the ark. peace be unto thee, and peace be to thy helpers; A ND David consulted with thecaptains of thoufor thy God helpeth thce. Then David received sands, and hundreds, and with every leader. them, and made them captains of the band. 2 And David said unto all the congregation of

19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of when he came with the Philistines against Saul the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our to battle: but they helped them not: for the lords brethren every where, that are left in all the land of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, of Israel, and with them also to the priests and saving, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeop-Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that ardy of our heads.

they may gather themselves unto us : 20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of 3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to Manasseh, Adnali, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul. Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, 4 And all the congregation said that they would captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh. do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all

21 And they helped David against the hand of the people. the rovers : for they were all mighty men of val. 5 So David gathered all Israel together, from our, and were captains in the host.

Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, 22 For at that time day by day there came to to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim. David to help him, until it was a great host, like 6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, the host of God.

Ithat is, to Kirjath-jcarim, which belonged to Ju23 11 And these are the numbers of the bands dah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that were ready armed to the war, and came to that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose namo David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to is called on it. Rim, according to the word of the LORD. 17 And they carried the ark or God in a new car

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I. CHRONICLES. The ark brought from Obed-edom out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and 2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark Ahio drave the cart.

of God but the Levites : for them hath the LORD 8 And David and all Israel played before God chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister with all their might, and with singing, and with unto him for ever. harps, and with psalteries, and with tinibrels, and 3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jewith cymbals, and with trumpets.

rusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto 91 And when they came unto the threshing-his place, which he had prepared for it. floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold 4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, the ark; for the oxen stumbled.

and the Levites : 10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled 5 or the solis of Kohath : Uriel the chief, and against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his lirethren a hundred and twenty: his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. 6 of the sons of Merari: Asaiah the chief. and

11 And David was displeased because the LORD his brethren two hundred and twenty: had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that 7 of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief, and place is called Perez-uzza to this day.

his brethren a hundred and thirty : 12 And David was afraid of God that day, say- 8 of the sons of Elizaplan ; Shemaiah thic ing. How shall I bring the ark of God home to me? chief, and his brethren two hundred :

13 So David brought not the ark home to him-| 9 or the sons of Hebron; Elicl the chief, and self to the city of David, but carried it aside into his brethren fou rscore : the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

10 Orthe sons of Uzziel; Amininadab the chier, 14 And the ark of God remained with the family and his brethren a l dred and twelve. of Obed-edom in his house three months. And 11 And David called for Zadok and Abjathar the Lord blessed the house of Obed-edom, and the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiali, all that he had.

and Joel, Shemaialı, and Eliel, and Amminadah, CHAP. XIV.

| 12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the Prosperity of David's kingdom. | fathers of the Levites : sanctity yourselves, both N OW Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the

I David, and timber ot' cedars, with masons ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that and carpenters, to build him a house.

I have prepared for it. 2 And David perceived that the LORD had con- 13 For because ye did it not at the first, the firmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was LORD our God made a breach upon lis, for that lifted up on high, because of his people Israel. we sought him not after the due order. 31 And David took more wives at Jerusalem : 14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themand David begat more sons and daughters. selves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

4 Now these are the names of his children which 15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark he had in Jerusalem ; Shammua, and Shobab, !of God upon their shoulders with the staves Nathan, and Solomon,

thereon, as Moses commanded, according to the 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, word of the LORD. 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet. to appoint their brethren to be the singers with 81 And when the Philistines heard that David instruments of music, psalteries, and harps, and was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philis- cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy. tines went up to seek David. And David heard 17 So the Levites appointed Ileman the son of of it, and went out against them.

Joel ; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Be9 And the Philistines came and spread them- rechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Tren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I 18 And with them their bretliren of the second go up against the Philistines ? and wilt thou de- degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiliver them into my hand? And the LORD said unto ranioth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benahim, Go up; for I will deliver them into thy hand. jal), and Maaseiah, and Mattithial, and Eliphe

11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; and David leh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, smote them there. Then David said, God hathtlie porters. broken in upon mine enemies by niy hand like 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, the breaking forth of waters: therefore they call-rocre appointed to sound with cymbals of brass ; ed the name of that place Baal-perazim.

20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shiemiramotli, 12 And when they had left their gods there, Da- and Jehicl, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseial, vid gave a commandment, and they were burn- and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth : ed with fire.

| 21 And Maliithiali, and Elipheleh, and Mikne13 And the Philistines yet again spread them-liah, and Obed-edom, and Jciel, and Azaziah,

slachty selves abroad in the valley.

a with harps on the Sheininish 1 14 Therefore David inquired again of God: and 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, tas

14 Therefore David inquired nainorc God said unto him, Go not up after them ; turn for song: he instructed about tle song, because away from them, and coine upon them over he was skilful. against the mulberry-trees.

| 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were door15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound keepers for the ark. of going in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshanhat, and Ne thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth thancel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benabefore thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. iah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the

16 David therefore did as God commanded him:trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-edorn and they smote the host of the Philistines from and Jehiah 10ere door-keepers for the ark. Gibeon even to Gazer.

25 1 So David and the elders of Isracl, and the 17 And the fame of David went out into all captains over thousands, went to bring up the Jands; and the LORD brought the fear of his ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house upon all nations.

of Obed-edom with joy. CHAP. XV.

26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Solemnity on removing the ark.

Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the AND David made him houses in the city of LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven 11. David, and prepared a place for the ark of rams. God, and pitched for it a tent.

| 27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine

David's psalm of thanksgiving CHAP. XVI, XVII. Ministers, priests, musicians, se linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and| 27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the and Ladness are in his place. song with the singers : David also had upon hin 28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the peo. an ephod of linen.

ple, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the 29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with name: bring an offering, and come before him; sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and 30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world harps.

also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 29 | And it came to pass, as the ark of the 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at LORD reigneth. a window saw king David dancing and playing: 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: and she despised him in her heart.

let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein. CHAP. XVI.

| 33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at David's festival sacrifice.

the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the judge the earth. .

midst of the tent that David had pitched for 34 0 give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; il: and they offered burnt-sacrifices and peace- for his mercy endureth for ever. offerings before God.

| 35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, 2 And when David had made an end of offering and gather us together, and deliver us froin the the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy blessed the people in the name of the LORD nanie, and glory in thy praise.

3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man 36 Blessed be the LORD Gori or Israel for ever and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a and ever. And all the people said, Anien, and good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. praised the LORD. 41 And he appointed certain of the Levites tol 37 : So he leit there before the ark of the coveminister before the ark of the Lord, and to record, nant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: minister before the ark continually, as every

5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, day's work required: Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Matti- 38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, threethiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: score and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeand Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but dnthum and Hosah to be porters: Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the 6 Benaiah also and Jehaziel the priests with priests, before the tabernacle of the Lord in the trumpets continually before the ark of the cove-high place that was at Gibeon, nant of God.

40 To offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD upon 7 1 Then on that day David delivered first this the altar of the burnt-offering continually mornpsalm to thank the LORD, into the hand of Asaphing and evening, and to do according to all that and his brethren.

lis written in the law of the LORD, which he 8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his commanded Israel; name, make known his deeds among the people. 41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and

9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye the rest that were chosen, who were expressed of all his wondrous works.

by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because 10 Glory ye in his holy name : let the heart of his mercy endureth for ever; them rejoice that scek ihe LORD.

| 42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, with 11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seck his trumpets and cyınbals for those that should make face continually.

a sound, and with musical instruments of Go1. 12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath And the sons of Jeduthun were porters. donc, his wonders, and the judginents of his mouth;1 43 And all the people departed every man to his

13 O ve seed of Israel his servant, ye children house : and David returned to bless his house. of Jacob, his chosen ones.

CHAP.XVII. 14 He is the LORD our God ; his judgments are] God's gracious promise to David. in all the earth.

N OWitcanie to pass, as David sat in his house, 15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the TV that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, word which he coinmanded to a thousand gene- I dwell in a house of cedars, but the ark of the rations;

covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains. 16 Even of the covenant which he made with 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

in thy heart ; for God is with thee. 17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob, for a 31 And it came to pass the samne night, that tho law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, word of God came to Nathan, saying,

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Ca- 4 Go and tell David iny servant, Thus saith the naan, the lot of your inheritance ;

LORD, Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in: 19 When ye were but few, cven a few, and 5 For I lave not dwelt in a house since the day strangers in it.

that I brought up Israel unto this day: but have 20 And when they went from nation to nation, gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle and from one kingdoni to another people; to another.

21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea,/ 6 Wheresoever I have walked with a!) Israelf he reproved kings for their sakes,

spakela word to any of the judges of Israel, whom 22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why my prophets no harm.

I have ye not built me a house of cedars? 23 Sing unto the Lord, all the carth : shew 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my forth from day to day his salvation.

servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I 24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his took thee from the sheep-cote, even from followmarvellous works among all nations.

ing the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over 25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be my people Israel: praised : he also is to be feared above all gods. 1 8 And I have been with thee whithicrsoever thou

26 For all the gods of the people are idols : but hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies the LORD made the heavens.

from before thee, and have made thee a nane like

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