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Vauyomer Low - Then Jonathan said to David, to-morrow is the Yonathan new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy

seat will be empty. And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself, when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel. And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark. And behold, I will send a lad, saying, go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the Lord liveth, But if I say thus unto the young man, behold, the arrows are beyond thee: go thy way, for the Lord hath sent thee away. And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the Lord be between me and thee for ever. So David hid himself in the field : and when the new-moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat. And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall : and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty. Nevertheless, Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean. And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to-day? and Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me, to go to Beth-lehem : and he said, let me go, I pray thee, for our family hath a sacrifice in the city, and my brother, he hath commanded me to be there; and now if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren: therefore he cometh not unto the king's table. Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness ? for as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom : wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die. And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain ? what hath he done ? and Saul cast a javelin, at him to smite him:

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שמואל א סימן כ וַיֹּאמֶר־לוֹ יְהוֹנָתָן מָחָר חֵדֶשׁ וְנִפְקַדְתָּ כִּי יִפָּקֵד מְוֹשָׁבֵךְ :

וְשִׁכַּשְׁתָּ תֵּרֵד מְאֹד וּבָאתָ אֶל־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר נִסְתַּרְתָּ שָׁם בְּיוֹם הַמַּעֲשֶׂה וְיָשַׁבְתָּ אֵצֶל הָאֶבֶן הָאָזֶל : וַאֲנִי שְׁלֹשֶׁת הַחַצִים צִדָּה אוֹרֶה לְשַׁלַח־לִי לְמַטְרֶה: וְהִנֵּה אֵשְׁלַח אֶת־הַנַּעַר לֵךְ מְצָא אֶת־הַחֵצִים אִם־אָמר אֹמַר לַבַּעַר הִנֵּה הַחַצִים מִמְךְ וָהֵנָּה קָחֶנָּוּ וָבָאָה כִּי שָׁלוֹם לְךְ וְאֵין דָּבָר חַי־יְהיָה : וְאִם־כָּה אֹמַר לָעֶלֶם

הִנֵּה הַחִצִּים מִמְךְ וָהָלְאָה לֵךְ בִּי שִׁכַּחֵךְ יְהוָה; וְהַדָּבָר .. אֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְנוּ אֲנִי וָאָתָּה הִנֵּה יְהוָה בֵּינִי וּבֵינְךָ עַד־עוֹלָם: אל ק וַיְסַתֵּר דָּוִד בַּשָּׂדֶה וַיְהִי הַחֹדֶשׁ וַיֵּשֶׁב הַמֶּלֶךְ אֶל־הַלֶחֶם

לאכול : וַיֵּשֶׁב הַמֶּלֶךְ עַל־מוֹשָׁבוֹ בְּפַעַס בְּפַעַם אֶל מוֹשַׁב הַקִיר וַיָּקָם יְהוֹנָתָן וַיֵּשֶׁב אַבְנֵר מִצְךְ שָׁאוּל וַיִּפְקֵד מְקוֹם דָּוָד: וְלֹא־דִבֶּר שָׁאוּל מְאוּמָה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא כִּי אָמַר מִקְרֵה הוּא בִּלְתִּי טָהוֹר הוּא כִּי־לֹא טָהוֹר: וַיְהִי מִמָּחֶרֶת הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשָּׁנִי וַיִפָּקֵד מְקָוֹם דָּוִד וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל־יְהוֹנָתָן בְּנוֹ מַדּוּעַ לֹא־בָא בֶן־יִשָׁי גַם־תְּמוֹל גַּם־ הַיּוֹם אֶל־הַלָּחֵם: וַיַּעַן יְהוֹנָתָן אֶת־שָׁאוּל נִשְׁאַל נִשְׁאַל דָוִד מֵעַמָּדִי עַד־בֵּית לָחֶם: וַיֹּאמֶר שַׁלְחֵנִי נָא כִּי זֶבַח מִשְׁפָּחָה לָנוּ בָּעִיר וְהָוּא צְיָה־לִי אָחִי וְעַתָּה אִם־מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינִיךְ אִמָּלְטָה נָּא וְאֶרְאֶה אֶת־אֲחִי עַל־כֵּן לֹא־

בָא אֶל־שָׁלְחַן הַמֶּלֶךְ: וַיִּחַר-אַף שָׁאוּל בִּיהוֹנָתָן וַיֹּאמֶר - לוּ בֶּן־גָעוּת הַמַּרְדּוּת חֲלִוֹא יָדַעְתִּי כִּי־נֹחֵר אַתָּה לְבֶן

ישי לְבָשְׁתִּךְ וּלְבִשֶׁת עֶרְוַת אִמָּךְ: כִּי כָל־הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר בֶּן־־יִשַׁי חַי עַל־־הָאֲדָמָה לֹא תִכּוֹן אַתָּה וּמַלְכוּתֵךְ וְעַתָּה שְׁלַח וְקָח אֹתוֹ אֵלַי כִּי בֶן־־מָוֶת הוּא : ויען יְהוֹנָתָן אֶת־שָׁאוּל אָבִיו וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו לָמָּה יוּמַת מֶה עָשָׂה: וַיָּטֶל שָׁאוּל אֶת־־הַחֲנִית עָלָיו לְהַכֹּתוֹ וִידַע

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FIRST OF KINGS, Chap. 11.

Vauyickrivu Yimy David. Now the days of David drew nigh, that

he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth : be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself: that the Lord may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, if thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth, with all their heart, and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel. Moreover, thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son · of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in · his shoes that were on his feet. Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoary head go down to the grave in peace; but shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother. And behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grieveous curse, in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to bim by the Lord, saying, I will not put thee to 'death with the sword. Now therefore hold him not guiltless : for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoary head bring thou down to the grave with blood. So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David. And the days that David reigned over Israel, were forty years : seven years reigned he in Hebron, and

thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. Then sat Solomon , upon the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was established greatly.“

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: במלכים א סימן ב וַיִּקְרְבוּ יְמֵי־דָוִד לָמוּת וַיְצַו אֶת־שְׁלֹמֹה בְנוֹ לֵאמֹר:

י אָנֹכִי הוֹלֵךְ בְּדֶרֶךְ כָּל־־הָאָרֶץ וְחָזַקְתָּ וְהָיִיתָ לְאִישׁ; וְשָׁמַרְתָּ אֶת־מִשְׁמֶרֶת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לָלֶכֶת בִּדְרָכָיו לִשְׁמֹר חִכְּתָיו וּמִצְוֹתָיו וּמִשְׁפָּטָיו וְעֶדְוֹתָיו כַּכָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָת משֶׁה לְמַעַן תַּשְׂכִּיל אֶת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשֶׂה וְאֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר תִּפְנֶה שָׁם : לְמַעַן יָקִים יְהוָה אֶת־דְּבָרוֹ אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר עָלַי לֵאמר אִם־־יִשְׁמְרוּ בָנֶיךְ אֶת־־דַרְכָּם לָלֶכֶת לְפָנַי בַּאֲמָה בְּכָל־לְבָבָם וּבְכָל־נַפְשָׁם לֵאמֹר לֹא־ יִכָּרֵת לְךְ אִישׁ מֵעַל כִּסֵּא יִשְׂרָאֵל: וְגַם אַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ אֵת אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לִי, וְאָב בֶּן־צְרוּיָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לִשְׁנֵי-שָׂרֵי צִבְאוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל לְאַבְנֵר בֶּן־נֵר וְלַעֲמָשָׂא בֶן־יֶתֶר וִיהַרְגֵם וַיָּשֶׂם דְּמֵי־רְמַלְחָמָה בְּשָׁלֹם וַיִּתֵּן דְמֵי מִלְחָמָה בַּחֶגְרָתוֹ אֲשֶׁר בְּמָתְנָיו וּבְנַעֲלוֹ אֲשֶׁר בְּרַגְלָיו: וְעָשִׂיתָ בְּחָכְמָתֵךְ וְלֹא־תוֹרֶד שִׁיבָתָוֹ בְּשָׁלֹם שְׁאָל : וְלִבְנֵי בִרְזְלֵי הַגִּלְעָדִי תַּעֲשֶׂה־־חֶסֶד וְהָיוּ בְּאֹכְלִי שְׁלְחֵנָךְ כִּי־־כֵן קָרְבוּ אֵלַי בְּבָרְלִי מִפְּנֵי אַבְשָׁלוֹם אָחִיךְ : וְהִנֵּה עִמָּךְ שִׁמְעִי בֶן־נֵרָא בֶן־הַיְמִינִי מִבַּחֲרִים וְהָוּא קִלְלַנִי קְלָלָה נִמְלֶצֶת בְּיוֹם לֶכְתִּי מַחֲנָיִם וְהוּא־־יָרֶד לִקְרָאתִי הַיַּרְדֵּן וְאֶשָׁבַע לֹוֹ בַיהוָה לֵאמֹר אִם־אֲמִיתְךְ בֶּחָרֶב: וְעַתָּה אַל־תְּנַקֵהוּ כִּי אִישׁ חָכָם אָתָּה וְיָדַעְתָּ אֵת אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשֶׂה־לוֹ וְהוֹרַדְתָּ אֶת־שֵׁיבָתוֹ בְּדֶם שְׁאוֹל: וַיִּשְׁכַּב דָּוִד עַם־אֲבֹתָיו וַיִּקָבֵר בְּעִיר דָּוִד: וְהַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר מֶלֶךְ דָּוִד עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה בְּחֶבְרוֹן מָלַךְ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים וּבִירְוּשָׁלַם מָלַךְ שְׁלֹשִׁים וְשָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים: וּשְׁלמה יָשַׁב עַל־־כִּסֵּא דָוִד אָבִיו וַתִּכּוֹן

מַלְכָתוֹ מְאֹר :

EZEKIEL, CHAP. XXXVII.

Vayihee Dyvor The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Adonie. moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick,

and write upon it, for Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions : then take another stick, and write upon it, for Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions; and join them one to another into one stick, and they shall become one in thine hand. And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? say unto them, thus saith the Lord God, behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. And the sticks whereon thou writest, shall be in thine hand before their eyes. And say unto them, thus saith the Lord God, behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: and I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all : and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all : neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them : so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. And David my servant shall be king over them: and they all shall have one shepherd : they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my seryant, wherein your fathers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even they and their children and their children's children for ever, and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them, and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them : yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of theme for

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