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David's prayer and thanksgiving. I. CHRONICLES.

Tou congratulates David the name of the great men that are in the earth., 4 And David took from him a thousand chariots,

9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thous and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their sand footmen: David also houghed all the chariotplace, and shall be moved no more; neither shall horses, but reserved of them a liundred chariots. the children of wickedness waste them any more,/ 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to as at the beginning,

help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the 10 And since the time that I commanded judges Syrians two and twenty thousand men. to be over my people Israel. Moreover, I will 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria-damagsubdue all thine enemies. Furtherinore, I tell cus; and the Syrians became David's servants, thee that the LORD will build thee a house and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved Da

11 | And it shall come to pass, when thy days vid whithersoever he went. be expired that thou must go to be with thy fa- 7 And David took the shields of gold that were thers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish to Jerusalem. his kingdom.

| 8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities 12 Ile shall build me a house, and I will estab- of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, lish his throne for ever.

wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and 13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: the pillars, and the vessels of brass. and I will not take my mercy away from bim, 9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how as I took it from him that was before thee: David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king

14 But I will settle him in my house and in my lof Zobah; kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be es- 10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to tablished for evermore.

inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, 15 According to all these words, and according because he had fought against Iladarezer, and to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David. smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou:)

16 1 And David the king came and sat before the and with him all manner of vessels of gold, and LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what silver, and brass. is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto ? 11 1 Them also king David dedicated unto the

17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, LORD, with the silver and the gold that he brought O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant's from all these nations; from Edom, and from Mo house for a great while to come, and hast regard-ab, and from the children of Ammon, and from ed me according to the estate of a mari of high the Philistines, and from Amalek. degree, O LORD God.

12 Moreover, Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of 18 Whatcan David speak more to thee for the ho-the Edomites in the valley of Salt eighteen thounourofthy servant ? for thou knowest thy servant. sand.

19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according) 13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the to thine own heart, hast thou done all this great-Edomites became David's servants. Thus the ness, in making known all these great things. LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

20 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is 14 So David reigned over all Israel, and exethere any God besides thee, according to all that cuted judgment and justice among all his people. we have heard with our ears.

15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; 21 And what one nation in the earth is like thy and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder; people Israei, whom God went to redeem, to be 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimehis own people, to make thee a name of great-lech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and ness and terribleness, by driving out nations from Shavsha was scribe: before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out 17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over of Egypt?

the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sono 22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine of David were chief about the king. own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest

CHAP. XIX. their God.

David's messengers ill-treatea. 23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou N OW it came to pass after this, that Nahash hast spoken concerning thy gervant, and con I the king of the children of Ammon died, and cerning his house, be established for ever, and his son reigned in his stead. do as thou hast said.

| 2 And David said, I will shew kindness into 24 Let it even be established, that thy name may Hanun the son of Nahash, because his failier be magnified for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts shewed kindness to me. And David sent mes is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and sengers to comfort him concerning his father. Ict the house of David thy servant be established So the servants of David came into the land of before thee.

Ithe children of Ammon to llanun, to comfort hiin. 25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant 3 But the princes of the children of Animon said that thou wili build him a house: therefore thy to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour scrvant liath found in his heart to pray before thec. thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto

26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and bast pro-tliee? are not his servants come unto thee for to mised this goodness unto thy servant:

search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land ? 27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and house of thy servant, that it may be before thee shaved them, and cut off their garments in the for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away. be Liessed for ever.

5 Then there went certain, and told David how CHAP. XVIII.

the men were served. And he sent to meet them: David subdueth the Philistincs.

for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king TOW after this it came to pass that David smote said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, IV the Philistines, and subdued them, and took and then return. Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Phi- 6 And when the children of Ammon saw that listines.

they had made themselves odious to David, Ha2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became nun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand David's servants, and brought gifts.

talents of silver to hire them chariots and horse3 11 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobalı men out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-ma. Wito Hamnath, as he went to cstablish his do-lachah, and out of Zobah. minion by the river Euphrates.

17 So they hired thirty and two thousand cha

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The Ammonites overcome.


David chooseth pestilence riots, and the king of Maachah and his people, ! 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where who came and pitched before Medeba. And the was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes children of Aminon gathered themselves toge- were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six ther from their cities, and came to battle. lon each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.

8 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, 7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son and all the host of the mighty men.

of Shimea, David's brother, slew hiin. 9 And the children of Anunon came out, and 8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand and the kings that were come were by themselves of his servants. in the field.

CHAP. XXI. 10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set

David numbereth the people. against him before and behind, he chose out of AND Satan stood up against Israel, and proall the choice of Israel, and put them in array A voked David to number Israel. against the Syrians.

2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of - il And the rest of the people he delivered unto the people, Go, nuniber Israel from Beer-sheba the hand of Abishai his brother, and they set them- even to Dan; and bring the number of them to selves in array against the children of, that I may know it.

12 And he said, If the Syrians De too strong for 3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his conie, then thou shalt help mes but if the children ple a hundred times so many more as they be: but, or Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will iny lord the king, are they not all my lord's serhelp thee.

13 Be of good courage, and let us behave our why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel? selves valiantly for our people, and for the cities 4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against of our God: and let the LORD do that which is Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went good in his sight.

throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem. 14 So Joab and the people that were with hiin 5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of drew nigh before the Syrians unto the ballle ; the people unto David. And all they of Israel and they fled before hiin.

were a thousand thousand and a hundred thou15 And when the children of Ammon saw that sand men that drew sword : and Judah was four the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before hundred threescore and ten thousand men that Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. drew sword. Then Joab came to Jerusalem. .

| 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among 16 1 And when the Syrians saw that they were them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab. put to the worse before Israel, they sent messen-| 7 And God was displeased with this thing, theregers, and drew forth the Syrians that were be- fore he smote Israel. yond the river: and Shophach the captain of the 8 And David said unto God, I have sinned host of Hadarezer went before them.

Igreatly, because I have done this thing: bnt 17 And it was told David; and he gathered all now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon servant; for I have done very foolishly. them, and set the battle in array against them. 9 11 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's So when David had put the battle in array against seer, saying, the Syrians, they fought with himn.

10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the 18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David LORD, I offer thee thrce things; choose the one slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which of them, that I may do it unto thee. fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, and killed Shophach the captain of the host. Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee

19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw 12 Either three years' famine; or three months that they were put to the worse before Israel, to be destroyed before thy focs, while that the they made peace with David, and became his sword or thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else servants : neither would the Syrians help the three days the sword of the LORD, even the peschildren of Ammon any more.

tilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD CHIAP. XX.

testroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Rabbah besicged and taken.

Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall AND it came to pass, that after the year was bring again to him that sent me. A expired, at the time that kings go out to bat-13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great tle, Joab led forth the power of the arny, and strait: let me fall now into the hand of the wasted the country of the children of Ammon, LORD ; for very great are his mercies: but let and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tar-me not fall into the hand of mian. ried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and 14 * So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel : destroyed it.

land there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. 2 And David took the crown of their king from 15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said was set upon David's head : and he brought also to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay exceeding much spoil out of the city.

now thy hand. And the angel of the LORD stood 3 And he brought out the people that were in it, by the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite. . and cut them with saws, and with harrows of 16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the jron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with angel of the LORD stand between the carth and all the cities of the children of Ammon. And the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand, David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and 411 And it came to pass after ihis, that there the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackarose war at Gezer with the Philistines: at cloth, fell upon their faces. which time Sibbechai the lushathite slew Sip- 17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that pai, that was of the children of the giant : and commanded the people to be numbered ? event they were subdued.

it is that have sinned and donc evil indeed; but 5 And there was war again with the Philistines; as for these sheep, what have they done ? let and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the thy hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on brother of Goliath the Giulite, whose spear's ine, and on my father's house; but not on thy staff was like a weaver's beam.

people, that trey should be plagued

David builds an altar.


He makes Solomon king 18 | Then the angel of the LORD eommanded from all his enemies round about: for his name Gad to say to David, that David should go up, shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and and set up an altar unto the LORD in the thresh- quietness unto Israel in his days. ing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

110 He shall build a house for iny name; and he 15 And David went up at the saying of Gad, shall be my son, and I will be his father : and I which he spake in the name of the LORD. will establish the throne of his kingdom over

20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; Israel for ever. and his foursons with him hid themselves. 11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and Now Ornan was threshing wheat.

prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD 21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan look-thy God, as he hath said of thee. ed, and saw David, and went out of the thresh- 12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and undering-floor, and bowed himself to David with his standing, and give thee charge concerning Israel, face to the ground.

that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thyGod. 22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the 13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to place of this threshing-floor, that I may build an fulfil the statutes and judginents which the LORD altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt grant it charged Moses with concerning Israel : be strong, me for the full price: that the plague may be and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. stayed from the people.

14 Now behold, in my trouble I have prepared 23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, for the house of the LORD a hundred thousand and let my lord the king do that which is good talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt- of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, for it is in abundance: timber also and stone and the wheat for the meat-offering; I give it all. have I prepared ; and thou mayest add thereto.

24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I 15 Moreover, there are workmen with thee in will verily buy it for the full price: for I will abundance, hewers and workers of stone and not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor timber, and all manner of cunning men for eveoller burnt-offerings without cost.

ry manner of work. 25 So David gaye to Ornan for the place six 16 of the gold. the silver, and the brass, and the hundred shekels of gold by weight.

iron, there is no number. Arise, therefore, and 26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, be doing, and the LORD be with thee. and offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, 17 1 David also coipmanded all the princes of and called upon the LORD; and he answered him Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, from heaven by fireupon thealtarof burnt-offering. 18 Is not the LORD your God with you ? and

27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he hath he not given you rest on every side? for he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof. hath given the inhabitants of the land into my

28 1 At that time when David saw that the hand; and the land is subdued before the Lord, LORD had answered him in the threshing-floor and before his people. or Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there. 19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek

29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Mo- the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the burnt-offering, were at that season in the high ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy place at Gibeon.

vessels of God, into the house that is to be built 30 But David could not go before it to inquire to the name of the LORD. of God: for he was afraid because of the sword

CHAP. XXIII. of the angel of the LORD.

The ordering of the Levites.

WO when David was old and full of days, he
David prepareth for the temple.

W made Solomon his son king over Israel. M HEN David said, This is the house of the 2 1 And he gathered together all the princes of

I LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt- Israel, with the priests and the Levites. offering for Israel.

3 Now the Levites were numbered from the 2 And David commanded to gather together the age of thirty years and upward : and their numstrangers that were in the land of Israel; and he ber by their polls, man by man, was thirty and set masons to hew wrought stones to build the eight thousand. house of God.

| 4 or which, twenty and four thousand were to 3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the set forward the work of the house of the LORD: nails for the doors of the gates, and for the join- and six thousand were officers and judges: ings; and brass in abundance without weight; 5 Moreover, four thousand were poriers; and four

4 Also cedar-trees in abundance: for the Zido- thousand praised the LORD with the instruments nians and they of Tyre brouglit much cedar- which I made, said David, to praise therewith. wood to David.

16 And David divided them into courses among 5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the Merari. Lord must be exceeding magnifical, of same 71 of the Gershonites wcre Laadan and Shimei. and of glory throughout all countries: I will 8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, therefore now make preparation for it. So Da- and Zetham, and Joel, three. vid prepared abundantly before his death. | 9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, 61 Then he called for Solomon his son, and and Haran, three. These were the chief of the charged him to build a house for the LORD God fathers of Laadan. of Israel.

| 10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for and Jeush, and Berial. These four were the me, it was in my mind to build a house unto the sons of Shimei. name of the Lord my God.

| 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the 8 But the word of the LORD came to me, say- sccond: but Jeush and Beriah had not many ing, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast Sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, acmade great wars: thou shalt uot build a house cording to their father's house. . unto my name, because thou hast shed much 12 | The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Heblood upon the earth in my sight. I

bron, and Uzziel, four. 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who 13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses: and small be a man of rest, and I will give him st|Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the

The office of the Levites.

CAAP. XXIV, XXV. The divisions of Aaron's son most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to 6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethancel the scribe, burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, him, and to bless in his name for ever.

and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahi14 Now concerning Moses the man of Go is melech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief sons were named of the tribe of Levi.

of the fathers of the priests and 1.evites: one 15 Thesons of Moses were, Gershom,and Eliezer.pricicipal household being taken for Eleazar, 16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was thechief. and one taken for Ithamar. 17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the 7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but second to Jedaiah, the sons of Reliabiah were very many.

18 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, 18 of the sons of Izhar; Sheloinith the chief. 9 The finh to Maichijah, the sixth to Mijamin, 19 or the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Ama- 10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the cighth to Abijah, rial the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jeka-] 11 The ninth to Jeshuah. the tenth to Shecaniah, meain the fourth.

12The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 20 of the sons of Uzziel ; Micah the first, and 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth có Jesiah the second.

Jeshcbeab, 21 1 The soirs of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, The sons of Mahli; Elcazar, and Kish.

15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to 22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but Aphses, daughters, and their brethren the sons of Kish 16 The nineteenth to Pcthahiah, the twentieth took them.

to Jehezekel, 23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and 17 The one and twentieth 10 Jachin, the two Jeremoth, three.

and twentieth to Ganiul, 24 ( These were the sons of Levi after the 18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the house of their fathers; even the chief of the ta- four and twentieth to Maaziah. thers, as they were counted by number of names 19 These were the orderings of them in their serby their polls, that did the work for the service vice to come into the house of the LORD, accordof the liouse of the Lord, froin the age of twen-ing to their manner, under Aaron their father, as ty years and upward.

the LORD God of Israel had commanded him. 25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel 20 ! And the rest of the sons of Levi were hath givai rest unto his people, that they may these: Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the dwell in Jerusalem for ever;

sous of Shubael; Jehdeiah. 26 And also unto the Levites: they shall no 21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Relamore carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it biah, the first was Isshiah. for the service thereof.

22 Or the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons 27 For by the last worils of David the Levites or Shelomoth; Jahath. were numbered from twenty years old and ahove: 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the first,

28 Because their office was to wait on the sons Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekaof Aaron for the service of the house of the meam the fourth. Lord, in the courts, and in the chambers, and 24 of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the song in the purifying of all holy things, and the work or Michalı; Shamir. of the service of the house of God;

25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah : of the 29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the fine flour sons of Issbial; Zechariah. for meat-offering, and for the unleavened cakes, 26 The sons of Merari were Mahli, and Muslii: and for that which is baked in the pan, and for the sons of Jaaziah; Beno. that which is fried, and for all manner of mea-| 27 | The sons of Merari by Jaaziah : sure and size;

and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. 30 And to stand every morning to thank and 28 of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons. praise the LORD, and likewise at even; | 29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Je

31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto the LORD rahmeel. in the sabbaths, in the new-moons, and on the set 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, feasts, by number, according to the order com- and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Leinanded unto theni, continually before the LORD: vites alicr the house of their fathers.

32 And that they should keep the charge of the 31 These likewise cast lots over against their Labernacle of the congregation, and the charge brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimclech, Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house and the chief of the fathers of the priests and of the LORD.

Levites, even the principal fathers over against CHAP. XXIV.

their younger brethren. Orders and services of the priests.

CHAP. XXV. N OW these are the divisions of the sons of

Number and office of the singers. IV Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and TVOREOVER David and the captains of the Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamnar.

I host separated to the service of the sons of 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their fa- Asaph, and of leman, and of Jeduthun, who ther, and had no children: therefore Eleazar should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and and Ithamar executed the priest's office

with cymbals: and the number of the workmen 3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of according to their service was: the sons of Eleazar, and Abimelech of the sons of 2 of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, Ithamar, according to their offices in their service. and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph

4 And there were more chief men found of the under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied acsous of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and cording to the order of the king. thus were they divided. Among the sons of Elea-| 3 or Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; GedaEu there were sixteen chief men of the house offliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and

eir fathers, and eight among the sons of Itha-Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father mar according to the house of their fathers. Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give

5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with thanks and to praise the LORD. another; for the governors of the sanctuary, 40r Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiąh, Mat. and governors of the house of God, were of the taniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar. Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romanti-ezer, The divisions of the singers.


The gates assigned by los Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:1 6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born.

5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's(that ruled throughout the house of their father: seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. for they were mighty men of valour. And God gave to Hcman fourteen sons and three 7 The sons of Shemaiah; Otluni, and Rephael, daughters.

and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong 6 All these were under the hands of their father men, Elihu, and Semachiah. for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edom: they and psalieries, and harps, for the service of the house their sons and their brethren, ablemen for strength of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, for the service, were threescore and two of ObedJeduthum, and Heman.

edom. 7 So the number of them, with their brethren 9 And Pfeshelemiah tiad sons and brethren, that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, strong men, eighteen. even all that were cunning, was two hundred 10 Also Hosah of the children of Merari, had fourscore and eight.

sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the 81 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well first-born, yet his father made bim the chief;) the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar./ 11 Hilkial the second, Tebaliah the third, Ze

9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Jo- chariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of seph: the second to Gedaliah, who, with his llosah were thirteen. brethren and sons, were twelve:

12 Among these were the divisions of the porters, 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his even anong the chief men, having wards one brethren, were twelve:

against another, to ininister in the house of the II The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his LORD. brethren, were twelve:

13 11 And they cast lots, as well the small as 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his the great, according to the house of their fathers, brethren, were twelve:

for every gate. 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then brethren, were twelve:

for Zechariah his soni, a wise counsellor, they 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and cast lots; and his lot came out northward. huis brethren, were twelve:

| 15 To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons 15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his the house of Asuppim. brethren, were twelve:

16 To Shuppim and Tłosah the lot came forth 16 The ninth tu Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the brethren, were twelve:

causeway of the going up, ward against ward. 17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his 17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four brethren, were twelve:

Ja day, southward four a day, and toward Asup18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his pim, two and two. brethren, were twelve:

[ 18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, 19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and and two at Parbar. his brethren, were twelve:

19. These are the divisions of the porters among 20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari. his brethren, were twelve:

20 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the 21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, treasures of the house of God, and over the trea. and his brethren, were twelve:

sures of the dedicated things. 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and 21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the song his brethren, were twelve:

of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of 23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons. ILaadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli. and his brethren, were twelve:

7 22 The sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his brother, which were over the treasures of the sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

house of the LORD. 25 she eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and 23 of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the his brethren, were twelve:

Hebronites, and the Urzielites: . 26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and 24 And Sliebucl the son of Gershom, the son of his brethren, were twelve:

Moses, roas ruler of the treasures. 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and 25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his Dis brethren, were twelve:

son, and Jeshaiah bis son, and Joram his son, 28 The one and twentieth to Hotbir, he, his and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son. sons, and his brethren, were twelve: '.

1.26 Which Shelomith and his brethren were over 29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his all the treasures of the dedicated things, which sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

David the king, and the chief fathers, the cap30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, tains over thousands and hundreds, and the caphis sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

tains of the host bad dedicated. 31 The four and twentieth to Romanti-ezer, he, 27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dehis sons, and his brethren, were twelve.

dicate to maintain the house of the LORD. CHAP. XXVI. !

28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the The divisions of the porters.

son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab NONCERNING the divisions of the porcers: the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated; and whoU or the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of socver had dedicated any thing, it was under Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

the hand or Shelomith, and of his brethren. 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zecha- 29 si of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons riah the first-born, Jediael the second, Zebadiah nocre for the outward business over Israel, for the third, Jathniel the fourth,

officers and judges. 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eli Denai 30 And of the Ilebronitos, Hashabiah and his the seventh.

brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seyen 4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom were, She-hundred, roere officers among them of Israel on maial the first-born, Jehozabad the second, Joan this side Jordan westward in all the business of the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanecllthe Lord, and in the service of the king. the fifth

31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Pe-even ainong the Hebronites, according to the geuithai the eighth: for God blessed him.

nerations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of

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