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Sheba's revolt. meet the king, to conduct the king over Jor. , 36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jor. dan.

dan with the king: and why should the king 16 [ And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benja. recompense it me with such a reward ? mite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came 37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back down with the men of Judah to meet king again, that I may die in mine own city, and David.

be buried by the grave of my father and of 17 And there were a thousand men of Ben. my mother : but behold thy servant Chimjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the ham; let him go over with my lord the king : house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twen. and do to him what shall seem good unto ty servants with him; and they went over Jor. thee. dan before the king.

38 And the king answered, Chimham shall 18 And chere went over a ferry-boat to carry go over with me, and I will do to him that over the king's household, and to do what he which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsothought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell ever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for down before the king, as he was come over Jordan:

39 And all the people went over Jordan. And 19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord when the king was come over, the king kissed impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou re Barzillai, and blessed him: and he returned member that which thy servant did perversely unto his own place. the day that my lord the king went out of Je. 40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and rusalem, that the king should take it to his Chimham went on with him: and all the peo. heart.

ple of Judah conducted the king, and also half 20 For thy servant doth know that I have the people of Israel. sinned: therefore behold, I am come the first 41' 11 And behold, all the men of Israel came this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to the king, and said unto the king, Why have to meet my lord the king.

our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee 21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered away, and have brought the king, and his and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for household, and all David's men with him, over this, because he cursed the Lord's anointed ? Jordan?

22 And David said, What have I to do with 42 And all the men of Judah answered the you, ye sons of Zeruiah, thut ye should this men of Israel, Because the king is near of day be adversaries unto me? shall there any kin to us : wherefore then be ye angry for this man be put to death this day in Israel? for do matter? have we eaten at all of the king's not I know that I am this day king over Is. cost? or hath he given us any gift?

43 And the men of Israel answered the men 23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the shalt not die: and the king sware unto him, king, and we have also more right in David

24 1 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our down to meet the king, and had neither dressed advice should not be first had in bringing back his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his our king? And the words of the men of Judah clothes, from the day the king departed until

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CHAPTER XX. said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with 1 By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba maketh a me, Mephibosheth ?

party in Israel. 3 David's ten concubines 26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my are shut up in perpetual prison. 4 Amasa, servant deceived me : for thy servant said, I made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab. will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, 14 Joab pursueth Sheba unto Abel. 16 A and go to the king ; because thy servant is wise woman saveth the city by Sheba's head. la me.

23 David's officers. 27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my AND there happened to be there a man of lord the king ; but my lord the king is as an n Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of angel of God; do therefore what is good in Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, thine eyes.

and said, We have no part in David, neither 28 For all of my father's house were but dead have we inheritance in the son of Jesse : every men before my lord the king : yet didst thou set man to his tents, O Israel. thy servant among them that did eat at thine 2 So every man of Israel went up from after own table. What right therefore have I yet to David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: cry any more unto the king ?

but the men of Judah clave unto their king, 29 And the king said unto him, Why speak. from Jordan even to Jerusalem. est thou any more of thy matters? I have said, 31 And David came to his house at Jerusa. Thou and Ziba divide the land.

Jem ; and the king took the ten women his con30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, cubines, whom he had left to keep the house, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord and put them in ward, and fed them, but went the king is come again in peace unto his own not in unto them. So they were shut up house.

unto the day of their death, living in widow31 1 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down hood. from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the 4 | Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble king, to conduct him over Jordan..

me the men of Judah within three days, and be 33 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even thou here present. fourscore years old : and he had provided the 5 So Amasa went to assemble the men of king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim: Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time for he was a very great man.

which he had appointed him. 33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come 6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall thou over with me, and I will feed thee with Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than me in Jerusalem.

did Absalom : take thou thy lord's servants and 34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, long have I to live, that I should go up with and escape us. the king unto Jerusalem ?

7 And there went out after him Joab's men, 35 I am this day tourscore years old : and can and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all I discern between good and evil? can thy ser. the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusa. vant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I lem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri. hear any more the voice of singing.men and 8 When they were at the great stone which is singing-women? wherefore then should thy in Gibeon, Amusa went before them. And servant be yet a burden unto my lord the Joab's garment that he had put on was girded king?

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unto them ; (now the Gibeonites were not of the 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, children of Israel, but of the reinnant of the my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn beard with the right hand to kiss him.

unto them: and Saul sought to slay them, 10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that in his zeal to the children of Israel and Juwas in Joab's hand : so he smote him therewith dah.) in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to the 3 Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, ground, and struck him not again ; and he What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued make the atonement, that ye may bless the inafter Sheba the son of Bichri.

heritance of the LORD? 11 And one of Joab's men stood by him, and 4 And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his David, let him go after Joab.

house ; neither for us shalt thou kill any man in 12 And Amasa wallowed in blood in the Israel.' And he said, What ye shall say, that midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa 5 And they answered the king, The man that out of the highway into the field, and cast a consumed us, and that devised against us, that cloth upon him, when he saw that every one we should be destroyed from remaining in any that came by him stood still.

of the coasts of Israel, 13 When he was removed out of the high 6 Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto way, all the people went on after Joab, to pur. us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in sue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose. 14 | And he went through all the tribes of And the king said, I will give them. Israel unto Abel, and to Beth-maachah, and all 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son the Berites : and they were gathered together, of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the and went also after him.

LORD's oath that was between them, between 15 And they came und besieged him in Abel David and Jonathan the son of Saul. of Beth-maachah, and they cast up a bank 8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah against the city, and it stood in the trench: and | the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, all the people that were with Joab battered the Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of wall, to throw it down.

Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought 16 'T Then cried a wise woman out of the up for Adriel, the son of Barzillai the Meho. city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, lathite : Come near hither, that I may speak with thee. 9 And he delivered them into the hands of the

17 And when he was come near unto her, the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill be. woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, fore the LORD: and they fell all seven together, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the and were put to death in the days of harvest, in words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I | the first days, in the beginning of barley-bar. do hear.

vest. 18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to 10 1 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, counsel at Abel: and so they ended the mat. from the beginning of harvest until water drop. ter.

ped upon them out of heaven, and suffered 19 I am one of them that are peaceable and neither the birds of the air to rest on them by faithful in Israel: thou see kest to destroy a city day, nor the beasts of the field by night. and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow 11 And it was told David what Rizpah the up the inheritance of the LORD?

daughter of Aiah the concubine of Saul had 20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far done. be it from me, that I should swallow up or 12 1 And David went and took the bones of destroy.

Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the 21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount men of Jabesh-gilend, which had stolen them Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, from the street of Beth-shan, where the Philis. hath lifted up his hand against the king, even tines had hanged them, when the Philistines had against David: deliver him only, and I will slain Saul in Gilboa: depart from the city. And the woman said unto 13 And he brought up from thence the bones Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son: and over the wall.

they gathered the bones of them that were 22 Then the woman went unto all the people hanged. in her wisdom: and they cut off the head of 14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his Sheba the son of Bichri and cast it out to Joab. son buried they in the country of Benjamin in And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father : the city, every man to his tent. And Joab re and they performed all that the king command. turned to Jerusalem unto the king.

ed. And after that God was entreated for the 23 | Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: land. and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the 15 1 Moreover, the Philistines had yet war Cherethites and over the Pelethites :

again with Israel; and Duvid went down, and 24 And Adoram was over the tribute : and his servants with him, and fought against the Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder: Philistines : and David waxed faint.

25 And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and 16 And Ishbi.benob, which was of the sons Abiathar were the priests :

of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed 26 And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he beabout David.

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slain David.

17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured 1 The three years' famine for the Gibeonites

him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. ceaseth, by hanging seven of Saul's sons.

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ing, Thou shalt go no more out with us to vid burieth the bones of Saul and Jonathan

battle, that thou quench not the light of Is. in his father's sepulchre. 15 Four battles rael. against the Philistines, wherein four valiants

18 And it came to pass after this, that there of David slay four giants.

was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: THEN there was a famine in the days of David then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, 1 three years, year after year; and David in. | which was of the sons of the giant. quired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, | 19 And there was again a battle in Gob with It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare. be slew the Gibeonites.

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and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself 20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where unsavoury. was a man of great stature, that had on every 28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou and twenty in number; and he also was born to mayest bring them down. the giant.

29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the 21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the LORD will lighten my darkness, son of Shimeah the brother of David slew 30 For by thee I have run through a troop: him.

by my God have I leaped over a wall. 22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, 31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all of his servants.

them that trust in him. CHAPTER XXII.

32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who

is a rock, save our God ? A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful

33 God is my strength and power: and he deliverance, and manifold blessings.

maketh my way perfect. AND David spake unto the LORD the words 34 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and of this song in the day that the LORD had

setteth me upon my high places. delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, 35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a and out of the hand of Saul:

bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my 36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy fortress, and my deliverer ;.

salvation : and thy gentleness hath made me 3 The God of my rock ; in him will I trust : great, he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, 37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me ; so my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour ; that my feet did not slip. thou savest me from violence.

38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroy. 4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to ed them; and turned not again until I had conbe praised : So shall I be saved from mine ene. sumed them. mies.

39 And I have consumed them, and wounded 5 When the waves of death compassed me, them, that they could not arise : yea, they are the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; fallen under my feet.

6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; 40 For thou hast girded me with strength to the snares of death prevented me;

battle: them that rose up against me bast thou 7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and subdued under me. cried to my God: and he did hear my voice 41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his enemies, that I might destroy them that hate

me. 8 Then the earth shook and trembled: the 42 They looked, but there was none to save; foundations of heaven moved and shook, be even unto the LORD, but he answered them cause he was wroth.

not. 9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, 43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of kindled by it.

the street, and did spread them abroad. 10 He bowed the heavens also, and came 44 Thou also hast delivered me from the striv. down; and darkness was under his feet.:. ings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head

11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly : of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.. serve me.

12 And he made darkness pavilions round 45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unskies.

to me. 13 Through the brightness before him were 46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall coals of fire kindled.

be afraid out of their close places. 14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the 47 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock: Most High uttered his voice.

and exalted be the God of the rock of my salva15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered tion. them , lightning, and discomfited them.

48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bring16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the eth down the people under me, foundations of the world were discovered, at the 49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enerebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath mies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above of his nostrils.

them that rose up against me: thou hast deliv. 17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew ered me from the violent man. me out of many waters :

50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O 18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing and from them that hated me : for they were too praises unto thy name.

51 He is the tower of salvation for his king : 19 They prevented me in the day of my ca. and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, lamity: but the LORD was my stay.

and to his seed for evermore. 20 He brought me forth also into a large

*CHAPTER XXIII. place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

1 David, in his last words, professeth his 21 The LORD rewarded me according to my

faith in God's promises to be beyond sense righteousness: according to the cleanness of my

or experience. 6 The different state of the hands hath he recompensed me.

wicked. 8 A catalogue of David's mighty 22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD,

men. and have not wickedly departed from my God. TOW these be the last words of David. Da.

23 For all his judgments were before me: I vid the son of Jesse said, and the man who and as for his statutes, I did not depart from was raised up on high, the anointed of the God them.

of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, 24 I was also upright before him, and have said, kept myself from mine iniquity.

2 l'he Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and 25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me his word was in my tongue. according to my righteousness; according to 3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel my cleanness in his eye-sight.

spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be 26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself just, ruling in the fear of God. merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt 4 And he shall be as the light of the morning shew thyself upright.

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5 Although my house be not so with God; yet 27 Abiezer the Anethothite, Melsunnai the he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, Hushathite, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all * Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netomy salvation, and all my desire, although he phathite, make it not to grow.

29 Heléb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, 61 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the chil. as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be dren of Benjamin, taken with hands :

30 Benaiah the Piratbonite, Hiddai of the 7 But the man that shall touch them must be brooks of Gansh, fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and 31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same Barhumite, place.

32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite; of the sons of 8 1 These be the names of the mighty men Jashen, Jonathan,. whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in 33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahlarn the son of the seat, chief among the captains; the same Sharar the Hararite, was Adino the Eznite: he lifted up his spear 34 Eliphelet the son of Abasbai, the son of the against eight hundred, whom he slew at one Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the

Gilonite, 9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo 35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite, the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with 36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the David, when they defied the Philistines that were Gadite, there gathered together to battle, and the men of 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the BeeIsrael were gone away:

rothite, armour-bearer to Joab the son of Ze. 10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his ruiah, hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the 38 Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an (thrite, sword : and the LORD wrought a great victory 39 Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in that day; and the people returned after him on. all. ly to spoi].

CHAPTER XXIV.. 11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were

1 David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joab to gathered together into a troop, where was a

number the people. 5 The captains, in nine piece of ground full of lentiles : and the people

months and twenty days, bring the muster of fled from the Philistines.

thirteen hundred thousand fighting men. 10 12 But he stood in the midst of the ground,

David, having three plagues propounded by and defended it, and slew the Philistines : and

Gad, repenteth, and chooseth the three days' the LORD wrought a great victory.

pestilence. 15 After the death of threescore and 13 And three of the thirty chief went down, ten thousand, David by repentance prevent. and came to David in the harvest-time unto the

eth the destruction of Jerusalem. 18 David, cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philis. by Gad's direction, purchaseth Araunah's tines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.

threshing.floor ; where having sacrificed, the 14 And David was then in an hold, and the plague stayeth. garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-le. AND again the anger of the LORD was kindled hem.

I against Israel, and he moved David against 15 And David longed, and said, Oh that them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah. one would give me drink of the water of the 2 For the king said to Joab, the captain of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate! host, which was with him, Go now through all

16 And the three mighty men brake through the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, the host of the Philistines, and drew water out and number ye the people, that I may know the of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, number of the people. and took it, and brought it to David : neverthe. 3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD less he would not drink thereof, but poured it thy God add unto the people, how many soever out unto the LORD

they be, an hundred-fold, and that the eyes of 17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, my lord the king may see it: but why doth my that I should do this: is not this the blood of the lord the king delight in this thing? men that went in jeoparily of their lives? there. 4 Notwithstanding the king's word prevailed fore he would not drink it. These things did | against Joab, and against the captains of the these three mighty men.

host. And Joab and the captains of the host 18_And Abishaì, the brother of Joab, the son went out from the presence ot the king, to num. of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he ber the people of Israel. lifted up his spear against three hundred, and | 5 | And they passed over Jordan, and pitched slew them, and had the name among three

in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth 19 Was he not most honourable of three? in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward therefore he was their captain : howbeit he at. Jazer: tained not unto the first three.

6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the land 20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son | of Tahtim-hodshi; and they came to Dan-jaan, of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done and about to Zidon, many acts, he slew two lion-like men of Moab: 7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to he went down also and slew a lion in the midst all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaan. of a pit in time of snow:

ites : and they went out to the south of Judah, 21 And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: even to Beer-sheba. and the Egyptian hud a spear in his hand ; but 8 So when they had gone through all the land, he went down to him with a staff, and plucked they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew months and twenty days.. him with his own spear.

9 And Joab gave up the sum of the number 22 Tliese things did Benaiah the son of Je of the people unto the king: and there were in hoiada, and had the name among three mighty Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that men.

drew the sword; and the men of Judah were 23 He was more honourable than the thirty, five hundred thousand men. but he attained not to the first three, And Da. 10 And David's heart smote him after that vid set him over his guard.

he had numbered the people. And David said 24 Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that thirty ; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-le. I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, hem,

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the kingdom. the word of the LORD came unto the prophet | 18 | And Gad came that day to David, and Gad, David's seer, saying

| said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the 12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the | LORD in the threshing-floor of Araunah the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee Jebusite. one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, 13 So Gad' came to David, and told him, and went up as the LORD commanded. said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come 20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three and his servants coming on toward him: And months before thine enemies, while they pur Araunah went out, and bowed himself before sue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence the king on his face upon the ground. in thy land ? Now advise, and see what answer 21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord I shall return to him that sent me.

the king come to his servant? And David said, 14 And David said unto Gud, I am in a great To buy the threshing.floor of thee, to build an strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be for his mercies are great ; and let me not fall sta yed from the people. into the hand of man.

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my 15 1 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Is. lord the king take and offer up what seemeth rael from the morning even to the time appoint. good unto him : behold, here be oxen for burnt. ed : and there died of the people from Dan even sacrifice, and threshing-instruments and other to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.

instruments of the oxen for wood. 16 And when the angel stretched out his hand 23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repent. give unto the king. And Araunah said unto ed him of the evil, and said to the angel that the king, The LORD thy God accept thee. destroyed the people, It is enough : stay now 24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay ; thine hund. And the angel of the LORD was but I will surely buy it of thee at a price : nei. by the threshing-place of Araunah the Jebu. ther will I offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD site.

my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So 17 And David spake unto the LORD when he David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen saw the angel that smote the people, and said, for fifty shekels of silver. Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: 25 And David built there an altar into the but these sheep, what have they done? Let LORD, and offered burnt-offerings and peace. thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and offerings. So the LORD was entreated for the against my father's house.

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ITHE FIRST BOOK OF THE KINGS,

COMMONLY CALLED,
THE THIRD BOOK OF THE KINGS.

CHAPTER 1.

ruiah, and with Abiathar the priest : and they,

following Adonijah, helped him. . 1 Abishag cherisheth David in his extreme

8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son age. 5 Adonijah, David's darling, usurp.

of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shim. eth the kingdom. 11 By the counsel of Na

ei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged than, 15 Bath-sheba moveth the king, 22 and

to David, were not with Adonijah. Nathan secondeth her. 28 David reneweth 9 And Adonijah slew sheep, and oxen, and fat his oath to Bath-sheba. 32 Solomon, by Da.

cattle, by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by vid's appointment, being anointed king by

En-rogel, and called all his brethren the king's Zadok and Nathan, the people triumph. 41

sons, and all the men of Judah the king's serJonathan bringing these news, Adonijah's

vants : guests fly. 50 Adonijah, flying to the horns

10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and of the altar, upon his good behaviour is dis the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he missed by Solomon.

called not. NOW king David was old and stricken in 11 T Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath.

years; and they covered him with clothes, | sheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou but he gat no heat.

not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith 2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not? there be sought for my lord the king a young 12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, virgin : and let her stand before the king, and give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, own life, and the life of thy son Solomon. that my lord the king may get heat.

13 Go, and get thee in unto king David, and 3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, o king, all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he 4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished shall sit upon my throne ? why then doth Ado. the king, and ministered to him : but the king nijah reign? knew her not.

14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with 51 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith ex. the king, I also will come in after thee, and con. alted himself, saying, I will be king : and he firm thy words. prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty 15 11 And Bath-sheba went in unto the king men to run before him.

into the chamber : and the king was very old ; 6 And his father had not displeased him at and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto any time in saying, Why hast thou done so ? the king. and he also was a very goodly man ; and his 16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did obeisance another bare him after Absalom.

unto the king. And the king said, What would. 7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Ze. I est thou ?

sayugo, and the life of thou m

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