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God's promises to David. I. CHRONICLES. David subdueth his enemies the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy | 13 I will be his father, and he shall be my name, and glory in thy praise.

son: and I will not take my mercy away from 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever him, as I took it from him that was before and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and thee: praised the LORD.

14 But I will settle him in mine house and in 37 | So he left there before the ark of the cov. my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be enant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to established for evermore. minister before the ark continually, as every 15 According to all these words, and accord. day's work required:

ing to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto 38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, three David. score and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Je. 16 11 And David the king came and sat before duthun and Hosah to be porters :

the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, 39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the and what is mine house, that thou hast brought priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the me hitherto? high place that was at Gibeon,

17 And yet this was a small thing in thine 40 To offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD upon eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy the altar of the burnt-offering continually morn servant's house for a great while to come, and ing and evening, and to do according to all that hast regarded me according to the estate of a is written in the law of the LORD, which he man of high degree, O LORD God. commanded Israel;

18 What can David speak more to thee for 41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by thy servant. name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his 19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and ac· mercy endureth for ever;

cording to thine own heart, hast thou done all 42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, this greatness, in making known all these great with trumpets and cymbals for those that should

things. make a sound, and with musical instruments 20 O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were por there any God besides thee, according to all ters.

that we have heard with our ears. 43 And all the people departed every man to 21 And what one nation in the earth is like his house; and Duvid returned to bless his thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem, house.

to be his own people, to make thee a name of CHAPTER XVII.

greatness and terribleness, by driving out na.

tions from before thy people, whom thou hast 1 Nathan first approving the purpose of Da. redeemed out of Egypt?

vid, to build God an house, 3 after by the 22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine word of God forbiddeth him. 11 He prom.

own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest iseth him blessings and benefits in his seed. their God. 16 David's prayer and thanksgiving,

23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that NOW it came to pass, as David sat in his thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and I house, that David said to Nathan the proph concerning his house, be established for ever, et, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the and do as thou hast said... ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth un 24 Let it even be established, that thy name der curtains.

may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Is. is in thine heart; for God is with thee.

rael: and let the house of David thy servant be 3 T And it came to pass the same night, that established before thee. the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant 4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith that thou wilt build him an house : therefore the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to thy servant hath found in his heart to pray be. dwell in :

fore thee. 5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the 26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast day that I brought up Israel unto this day : but promised this goodness unto thy servant : have gone from tent to tent, and from one taber. 27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the nacle to another.

house of thy servant, that it may be before thee 6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall spake l a word to any of the judges of Israel, be blessed for ever. whom I commanded to feed my people, saying,

CHAPTER XVIII. Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?

1 David subdueth the Philistines and the Mo. 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my abites. 3 He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syr! servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I

ians. 9 Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents took thee from the sheep-cote, even from fol.

to bless David. 11 The presents and the spoil lowing the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler

David dedicateth to God. 13 He putteth gar. over my people Israel:

risons in Edom. 14 David's officers. 8 And I have been with thee whithersoever NOW after this it came to pass that David thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine smote the Philistines, and subdued them, enemies from before thee, and have made thee a and took Gath and her towns out of the hand name like the name of the great men that are in of the Philistines. the earth.

2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites be. 9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Is. came David's servants, and brought gifts. rael, and will plant them, and they shall dwell 31 And David smote Hada rezer king of Zo. in their place, and shall be moved no more ; bah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his neither shall the children of wickedness waste dominion by the river Euphrates. them any more, as at the beginning,

4 And Duvid took from him a thousand char. 10 And since the time that I commanded iots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty judges to be over my people Isruel. Moreover, I thousand footmen: David also houghed all the will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore, chariot-horses, but reserved of them an hundred I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an chariots.

5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to 11 | And it shall come to pass, when thy days help Aadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of be expired that thou must go to be with thy fa the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. thers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria-damas. which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish cus; and the Syrians became David's servants, his kingdom.

and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved 12 He shall build me an house, and I will | David whithersoever he went. stablish his throne for ever.

7 And David took the shields of gold that

house; And it shahou must in to seed

David's messengers abused. CHAPTER XX. Rabbah is taken and spoiled. were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought | put the battle in array before the gate of the city: them to Jerusalem.

and the kings that were come were by them. 8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, selves in the field. cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much 10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set brass, wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, against him before and behind, he chose out of and the pillars, and the vessels of brass..

all the choice of Israel, and put them in array 9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard against the Syrians, how David had smitten all the host of Hadare. 11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto zer king of Zobah;

the hand of Abishai his brother, and they set 10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to themselves in array against the children of Aminquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, mon. because he had fought against Hadarezer, and 12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the chil. Tou:) and with him all manner of vessels of dren of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I gold, and silver, and brass...

will help thee. 11 '11 Them also king David dedicated unto the 13 Be of good courage, and let us behave our. LORD, with the silver and the gold that he selves valiantly for our people, and for the cities brought from all these nations ; from Edom, of our God : and let the LORD do that which is and from Moab, and from the children of Am. good in his sight. mon, and from the Philistines, and from Ama. | 14 So Joab and the people that were with him lek.

drew nigh before the Syrians unto the battle ; 12 Moreover, Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew and they fled before him. of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen 15 And when the children of Ammon saw that thousand.

the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before 13 1 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. the Edomites became David's servants. Thus Then Joab came to Jerusalem. the LORD preserved David whithersoever he 16 1 And when the Syrians saw that they went.

were put to the worse before Israel, they sent 14 [ So David reigned over all Israel, and messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that executed judgment and justice among all his were beyond the river: and Shophach the cap. people.

tain of the host of Hadarezer went before 15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the them. host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, re 17 And it was told David ; and he gathered corder;

all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came 16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abim. upon them, and set the battle in arruy against elech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and them. So when David had put the battle in Shavsha was scribe;

array against the Syrians, they fought with 17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over

him. the Cherethites and the Pelethites ; and the sons 18 But the Syrians fled before Israel ; and Da. of David were chief about the king.

vid slew of the Syrians seven thousand men CHAPTER XIX.

which fought in chariots, and forty thousand

footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the 1 David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun

host. the son of Nahash, are villanously entreated.

19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw 6 The Ammonites, strengthened by the Syr.

that they were put to the worse before Israel, ians, are overcome by Joab and Abishai. 16

they made peace with David, and became his Shophach, making a new supply of the Syr.

servants: neither would the Syrians help the ians, is slain by David.

children of Ammon any more. VOW it came to pass after this, that Nahash

CHAPTER XX. IV the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.

1 Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by Da. 2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto rid, and the people thereof tortured. 4 Three Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father

giants are slain in three several overthrows shewed kindness to me. And David sent mes.

of the Philistines. sengers to comfort him concerning his father. AND it came to pass, that after the year was So the servants of David came into the land of 1 expired, at the time that kings go out to the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, him.

and wasted the country of the children of Am. 3 But the princes of the children of Ammon mon, and came and besieged Rabbah: but Da. said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth vid tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rab. honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters bah, and destroyed it. unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee 1 2 And David took the crown of their king for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent the land?

of gold, and there were precious stones in it; 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and it was set upon David's head : and he and shaved them, and cut off their garments in brought also exceeding much spoil out of the the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them city. away.

3 And he brought out the people that were in 5 Then there went certain, and told David it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows how the men were served ; and he sent to meet of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And with all the cities of the children of Ammon. the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards And David and all the people returned to Jeru. be grown, and then return..

salem. 6 | And when the children of Ammon saw 4 1 And it came to pass after this that there that they had made themselves odious to David, arose war at Gezer with the Philistines : at Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thou which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sip. sand tnlents of silver to hire them chariots and pai, that was of the children of the giant; and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria. they were subdued. maachah, and out of Zobah.

5. And there was war again with the Philis7 So they hired thirty and two thousand char. tines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi iots, and the king of Maachah and his people, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear. who came and pitched before Medeba. And staff was like a weaver's beam. the children of Ammon gathered themselves to. 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where gether from their cities, and came to battle. was a man of great stature, whose fingers and

8 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and and all the host of the mighty men.

six on each foot: and he also was the son of the 9 And the children of Ammon came out, and giant.

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David numbereth the people. I. CHRONICLES. He buildeth an altar.

7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son | commanded the people to be numbered ? even I of Shimea, David's brother, slew him.

it is that have sinned and done evil indeed ; but 8 These were born unto the giant in Gath as for these sheep, what have they done? let and they fell by the hand of David, and by the thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on hand ot' his servants.

me, and on my father's house ; but not on thy CHAPTER XXI.

people, that they should be plagued.

18 | Then the angel of the LORD commanded 1 David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joab to

Gad to say to David, that David should go up, number the people. 5 The number of the

and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshpeople being brought, David repenteth of it.

ing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 9 David having three, plagues propounded 19 And David went up at the saying of by Gad chooseth the pestilence. 14 After the

Gad, which he spake in the name of the death of seventy thousand, David by repent. ance preventeth the destruction of Jerusalem. 20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the an. 18 David, by Gad's direction, purchaseth

gel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Ornan's threshing-floor : where having built 1 Now Ornan was threshing wheat. an altar, God giveth a sign of his favour by 21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan look. fire, and stayeth the plague. 28 David sac

ed, and saw David, and went out of the threshrificeth there, being restrained from Gibeon

ing-floor, and bowed himself to David with his by fear of the angel.

face to the ground... AND Satan stood up against Israel, and pro 22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the voked David to number Israel.

place of this threshing-floor, that I may build an 2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of altar therein unto the LORD : thou shalt grant it the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba me for the full price: that the plague may be even to Dan: and bring the number of them to stayed from the people. me, that I may know it.

23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to 3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his thee, and let my lord the king do that which is people an hundred times so many more as they good in his eyes : lo, I give thee the oxen also be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my for burnt-offerings, and the threshing instru. lord's servants? why then doth my lord require ments for wood, and the wheat for the meat. this thing ? why will he be a cause of trespass to offering ; I give it all. Israel?

-24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay : but. 4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed I will verily buy it for the full price : for I will against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor went throughout all Israel, and came to Jeru. offer burnt-offerings without cost. salem.

25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six 5 1 And Joab gave the sum of the number of | hundred shekels of gold by weight. the people unto David. And all they of Israel | 26 And David built there an altar unto the were a thousand thousand and an hundred thou LORD, and offered burnt-offerings and peacesand men that drew sword: and Judah was four offerings, and called upon the LORD: and he hundred threescore and ten thousand men that answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar drew sword.

of burnt-offering, 6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not 27 And the LORD commanded the angel ; and among them for the king's word was abomi. he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof. nable to Joab.

28 1 At that time when David saw that the 7 And God was displeased with this thing, LORD had answered him in the threshing-floor therefore he smote Israel.

of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there. 8 And David said unto God, I have sinned 29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which greatly, because I have done this thing: but Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of the burnt-offering, were at that season in the thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.. high place at Gibeon.

9 1 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's 30 But David could not go before it to inquire seer, saying,

of God : for he was afraid because of the sword 10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the of the angel of the LORD. LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee

CHAPTER XXII. one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him,

1 David, foreknowing the place of the temple, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee

prepareth abundance for the building of it. 12 Either three years' famine; or three months

6 He instructeth Solomon in God's promises, to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the

and his duty in building the temple. 17 He sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else chargeth the princes to assist his son. three days the sword of the LORD, even the pes. THEN David said, This is the house of the tilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD I LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt. destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. offering for Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall 2 And David commanded to gather together bring again to him that sent me.

the strangers that were in the land of Israel ; 13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great and he set masons to hew wrought stones to strait: let me fall now into the hand of the build the house of God... LORD ; for very great are his mercies: but let 3 And David prepared iron in abundance for me not fall into the hand of man.

the nails for the doors of the gates, and for 14 IT So the LORD sent pestilence upon Is the joinings; and brass in abundance without rael: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand weight; men,

4 Also cedar-trees in abundance : for the Zi. 15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to donians and they of Tyre brought much cedar. destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD wood to David. . beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and 5 And David said, Solomon my son is young said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, and tender, and the house that is to be builded stay now thine hand. And the angel of the for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of LORD stood by the threshing-floor of Ornan the fame and of glory throughout all countries : I Jebusite.

will therefore now make preparation for it. So 16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the David prepared abundantly before his death. angel of the LORD stand between the earth and 6. Then he called for Solomon his son, and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand, charged him to build an house for the LORD stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and God of Israel. the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sack. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for cloth, fell upon their faces.

me, it was in my mind to build an house unto 17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that the name of the LORD my God.

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David maketh Solomon king. CHAPTER XXIV. The office of the Levites.

8 But the word of the LORD came to me, say. 10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, ing, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast | Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were made great wars : thou shalt not build an house the sons of Shimei. unto my name, because thou hast shed much 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the blood upon the earth in my sight.

second: but Jeush and Beriah had not many 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, acshall be a man of rest ; and I will give him rest cording to their father's house. from all his enemies round about: for his name 12 1 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and Hebron, and Uzziel, four. quietness unto Israel in his days.

13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses : 10 He shall build an house for my name ; and and Aaron was separated, that he should sancti. he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and fy the most holy things, he and his sons for I will establish the throne of his kingdom over ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to Israel for ever.

minister unto him, and to bless in his name for 11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and ever. prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD 14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, thy God, as he hath said of thee.

his sons were named of the tribe of Levi. 12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and un. 15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and derstanding, and give thee charge concerning Eliezer. Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the 16 of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the LORD thy God.

chief. 13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest 17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons ; the LORD charged Moses with concerning, Isra but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.. el : be strong, and of good courage ; dread not, 18 Of the sons of Izhar ; Shelomith the chief. nor be dismayed.

19 Of the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the first, 14 Now behold, in my trouble I have prepared Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand | Jekameam the fourth. talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents 20 of the sons of Uzziel ; Micah the first, of silver and of brass and iron without and Jesiah the second. weight; for it is in abundance : timber also 21 1 The sons of Merari ; Mahli, and Mushi. and stone have I prepared ; and thou mayest The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kish. add thereto.

22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but 15 Moreover, there are workmen with thee in daughters : and their brethren the sons of Kish abundance, hewers and workers of stone and took them. timber, and all manner of cunning men for 23 The sons of Mushi : Mahli, and Eder, and every manner of work. ..

Jeremoth, three. 16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and 24 1 These were the sons of Levi after the the iron, there is no number. Arise, therefore, house of their fathers; even the chief of the and be doing, and the Lord be with thee.

fathers, as they were counted by number of 17 11 David also commanded all the princes of names by their polls, that did the work for the Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,

service of the house of the LORD, from the age 18 Is not the LORD your God with you ? and of twenty years and upward. hath he not given you rest on every side ? for he 25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hath given rest unto his people, that they may hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, dwell in Jerusalem for ever ; and before his people.

26 And also unto the Levites : they shall no 19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build for the service thereof. ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the 27 For by the last words of David the Levites ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the holy were numbered from twenty years old and vessels of God, into the house that is to be built above : to the name of the LORD.

28 Because their office was to wait on the

sons of Aaron for the service of the house of CHAPTER XXIII.

the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers,

and in the purifying of all holy things, and 1 David in his old age maketh Solomon king. the work of the service of the house of God; • 2 The number and distribution of the Le 29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the fine

vites. 7. The families of the Gershonites. flour for meat-offering, and for the unleavened 12 The sons of Kohath. 21 The sons of Me.

cakes, and for that which is baked in the pan, rari. 24 The office of the Levites.

and for that which is fried, and for all manner So when David was old and full of days, he of measure and size; made Solomon his son king over Israel.

30 And to stand every morning to thank and 2 And he gathered together all the princes praise the LORD, and likewise at even ; of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto the 3 Now the Levites were numbered from the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new-moons, and age of thirty years and upward : and their num. on the set feasts, by number, according to the ber by their polls, man by man, was thirty and order commanded unto them, continually before eight thousand.

the LORD: 4 of which, twenty and four thousand were 32 And that they should keep the charge of to set forward the work of the house of the the tabernacle of the congregation, and the LORD ; and six thousand were officers and charge of the holy place, and the charge of the judges:

sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of 5 Moreover, four thousand were porters; and the house of the LORD. four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise

CHAPTER XXIV. therewith. . 6 And David divided them into courses among

1 The divisions of the sons of Aaron by lot in. the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and

to four and twenty orders. 20 The Kohath. Merari.

ites, 27 and the Merarites divided by lot. 7.11 of the Gershonites were Laadan and NOW these are the divisions of the sons of Shimei.

Aaron. The sons of Aaron ; Nadab, and 8 The sons of Laadan ; the chief was Jehiel, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. and Zetham, and Joel, three.

2 But Nadab and Abibu died before their fa. 9 The sons of Shimei ; Shelomith, and Ha. ther, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and ziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief Ithamar executed the priest's office. of the fathers of Laadan.

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The number, offices, I. CHRONICLES. and division of the singers. the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons 1 MOREOVER David and the captains of the of Ithamar, according to their offices in their IVL host separated to the service of the sons service.

of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, 4 And there were more chief men found of who should prophesy with harps, with psalt. the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; eries, and with cymbals : and the number and thus were they divided. Among the sons of the workmen according to their service of Eleuzar there were sixteen chief men of the was: house of their fathers, and eight among the sons 2 Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joof Ithamar according to the house of their fa seph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the

sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, 5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with which prophesied according to the order of the another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and king. governors of the house of God, were of the sons 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Geda. of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar. . liah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and

6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, thanks and to praise the LORD. and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, and before 4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, the chief of the fathers of the priests and Le Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, vites: one principal household being taken for Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddulti, and Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.

Romamti.ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, 7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, and Mahazioth: the second to Jedaiah,

5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's 8 The third to Hårim, the fourth to Seo seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn,

And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three 9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mija daughters.

6 All these were under the hands of their fa. 10' The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abi ther for song in the house of the LORD, with jah,

cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the ser. 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Sheca vice of the house of God, according to the niah

king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and He12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to man. Jakim,

7 So the number of them, with their brethren 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, to Jeshebeab,

even all that were cunning, was two hundred 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to fourscore and eight. Immer,

8 T And they cast lots, ward against ward, 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to as well the small as the great, the teacher as the Aphses,

scholar. 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth 9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to to Jehezekel,

Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who, with his 17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two brethren and sons, were twelve: and twentieth to Gamul,

10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his 18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the brethren, were twelve: four and twentieth to Maaziah,

11 The fourth to Izri, he, sons, and his 19 These were the orderings of them in their brethren, were twelve: service to come into the house of the LORD, 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and according to their manner, under Aaron their his brethren, were twelve: father, as the LORD God of Israel had com 1 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his manded him.

brethren, were twelve: 20 | And the rest of the sons of Levi were 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and these : Of the sons of Amram ; Shubael: of the his brethren, were twelve: sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and 21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Re his brethren, were twelve: . habiah, the first was Isshiuh.

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and 22 Of the Izharites ; Shelomoth : of the sons his brethren, were twelve: of Shelomoth ; Jahath.

17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the first, brethren, were twelve: Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jeka 18 Thé eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and meam the fourth.

his brethren, were twelve: 24 Of the sons of Uzziel : Michah: of the 19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and sons of Michah ; Shamir.

his brethren, were twelve: 25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the 20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and sons of Isshjah; Zechariah.

his brethren, were twelve: 26 The sons of Merari were Mahli, and Mushi : 21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, the sons of Jaaziah ; Beno,

and his brethren, were twelve: 27 1 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah ; Beno, 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.

his brethren, were twelve: 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no 23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, sons,

and his brethren, were twelve: 29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Je 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his rahmeel.

sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 30 The sons also of Mushi ; Mahli, and Eder, 25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Le his brethren, were twelve: vites after the house of their fathers.

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, 31 These likewise cast lots over against their and his brethren, were twelve: brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and David the king, and Zadok, and Abimelech, | his brethren, were twelve : and the chief of the fathers of the priests and 28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his Levites, even the principal fathers over against sons, and his brethren, were twelve: their younger brethren.

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his

sons, and his brethren, were twelve: CHAPTER XXV.

30 'The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he,

his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 1 The number and offices of the singers. 8 31 The four and twentieth to Romamti.

Their division by lot into four and twenty ezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were orders.

twelve.

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