Page images
PDF

354 The Israelites genealogies. I CHRONICLES. Clarge of certain Litues, mael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and 16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiali. Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and

39 And the sons of Eshek his brother Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elwere, Clam his first-born, Jehush the sec- | kanah, that dwelt in the villages of the ond, and Eiiphelet the third.

Netophathites. 40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty 17 And the porters were, Shallum, and men of valour, archers, and had many Akkub, and Talmon, and Animan, and Sons, and sons soms an hundred and fifty. their brethren: Shallum was the chief; All these are of the sons of Benjamin. 18 Who hitlerto waited in the king's CHAP. IX.

gate eastward: they were porters in the 1 The originalof Israel's and Judah's gens companies of the children of Levi.

calogica. 27 The charge of certain Le 19 And Shallum the sop of Kore, the son

viles. 35 Saul's and Jonathan's stock. I of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his Qo all Israel were reckoned by geneal brethren of the house of his father, the

ogies; and behold, they were writ Korahites, were over the work of the serten in the book of the kings of Israel vice, keepers of the gates of the tabernaand Judah, who were carried away to cle: and their fathers, being over the host Babylon for their transgression.

of the Lord, were keepers of the entry. 2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt 20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar in their possessions in their cities were, was the ruler over them in time past, and the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the the Lord was with him. Nethinims.

21 And Zechariah the son of Meshele3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the chil-miah was porter of the door of the taberdren of Judah, and of the children of nacle of the congregation. Benjamin, and of the children of E-1 22 All these which were chosen to be phraim, and Manasseh ;

porters in the gates were two hundred and 4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Twelve. These were reckoned by their geOmri, the son of Imri, the son of Banı, of nealogy in their villages, whom David and the children of Pharez the son of Judah. Samueltheseer did ordain in their setoffice.

5 And of the Shilonites ; Asaiah the 23 So they and their children had the first-born, and his sons.

oversight of the gates of the house of the 6 And of the sons of Zerah ; Jeuel, and LORD, namely, the house of the tabernatheir brethren, six hundred and ninety. | cle, by wards.

7 And of the sons of Benjamin ; Sallu 24 In four quarters were the porters, · the son of Meshullam, the son of Hoda- | toward the east, west, north, and south. viah, the son of Hasenuah,

25 And their brethren, which were in 8 And Ibneiah the son of Jerolam, and I their villages, were to come after seven Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, 1 days from time to time with them. and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, 26 For these Levites, the four chief the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah; porters, were in their set office, and were

9 And their brethren, according to over the chambers and treasuries of the their generations, nine hundred and fifty house of God. and six. All these men were chicfof the 27 And they lodged round about the fathers in the house of their fathers. house of God, because the charge was

10 | And of the priests; Jedaiah, and upon them, and the opening thereof every Jehojarib), and Jachin,

moining pertained to them. 11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, 28 And certain of them had the charge the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, of the ministering vessels, that they shouki the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, bring them in and out by tale. the ruler of the house of God;

29 Some of them also were appointed 12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, ll to oversce the vessels, and all the instruthe son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, ments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of and the wine, and the oil, and the frankJahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son | incense, and the spices. of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; | 30 And some of the sons of the priests

13 And their brethren, heads of the made the ointment of the spices. house of their fathers, a thousand and 31 And Mattithialı, one of the Levites, seven hundred and threescore ; very able who was the first-born of Shallum the men for the work of the service of the Korahite, had the set office over the things house of God.

that were made in the pans. 14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the S2 And other of their brethren, of the Sci) of Haslub, the son of Azrikam, the sons of the Krhathites, were over the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; | shew-bread, to prepare it every sabbath.

15 And Bakbakkah, Heresh, and Ga- ! 33 And these are the singers, chief of lal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the fathers of the Levites, who remaining the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph ; in the chambers were free: for they were

Saul and his s071s sluin.

CHA”. Ý, XI. David made king. 355 emploved in that work day and night. || 9 And when they had stripped him,

34 These chief fathers of the Levites they took his head, and bis armour, and quere chief throughout their generations ; ; sent into the land of the Philistines round these dwelt at Jerusalem.

1 about, to carry tidings unto their idols, 35 1 And in Gibeon dwelt the father and to the people. of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was 10 And they put his armour in the Maachah:

li house of their gods, and fastened his head 36 And his first-born son Abdon, then in the temple of Dagon. Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and 1 11 T And when all Jabesh-gilead heard Nadab,

| all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zecha- 12 They arose, all the valiant men, and riah, and Mikloth.

took away the body of Saul, and the bod38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And llies of his sons, and brought them to Jathey also dwelt with their brethren at Je- besh, and buried their bones under the rusalem, over against their brethren. li oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat 13 So Saul died for his transgression Saul ; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Mal- which he committed against the LORD, chishua, and Abinaciab, and Esh-baal. lleven against the word of the LORD,

40 And the son of Jonathan was Me- which he kept not, and also for asking rib-baal: and Merib-baal begat Micah. i counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to

41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, i inquire of it ; and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz. 14 And inquired not of the Lord :

42 And Ahaz begat Jarah ; and Jarah therefore he slew him, and turned the begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zim- kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. ri; and Zimri begat Moza;

CHAP. XI. 43 And Moza begat Binea; and Repha- 1 David made king. 4 He winneth the casiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. | tle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's

44 And Azel had six sons, whose names valour. 10 A catalogue of his svorihics. are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ish- THEN all Israel gathered themselves mael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and to David unto Hebron, saying, BeHanan : these were the sons of Azel. hold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. CHAP. X.

2 And moreover in time past, even 1 Saul's overthrow and death. 8 The Phi when Saul was king, thou wast he that

listines triumph over him. 11 Jabesh- leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and

gilcad's kindness to him and to his sons. the LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou N OW the Philistines fought against shalt feed my people Israel, and thou NV Israel ; and the men of Israel Aed shalt be ruler over my people Israel. from before the Philistines, and fell down 3 Therefore came all the elders of Isslain in mount Gilboa.

rael to the king to Hebron ; and David 2 And the Philistines followed hard af-made a covenant with them in Hebron ter Saul, and after his sons; and the Phil-before the LORD ; and they anointed istines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and David king over Israel, according to the Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

word of the LORD by Samuel. 3 And the battle went sore against | 4 | And David and all Israel went to Saul, and the archers hit him, and he | Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebwas wounded of the archers.

usites were, the inhabitants of the land. 4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus sail to Draw thy sword, and thrust me through | David, Thou shalt not come hither. Neytherewith ; lest these uncircumcised come ertheless David took the castle of Zion, and abuse me. But his armour-bearer which is the city of David. would not ; for he was sore afraid. So 6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. the Jebusites first shall be chief and cap

5 And when his armour-bearer saw tain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on first up, and was chief. the sword, and died.

7 And David dwelt in the castle; there6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and fore they called it, The city of David. all his house died together.

1 8 And he built the city round about, 7 And when all the men of Israel that even from Millo round about ; and Joab were in the valley saw that they fled, and repaired the rest of the city. that Saul and his sons were dead, then 9 So David waxed greater and greater: they forsook their eities, and fled ; and the || for the Lord of hosts was with him. Philistines came and dwelt in them.

101These alsoare the chief of the migh8 [ And it came to pass on the mor- i ty men whom David had, who strengthenrow, when the Philistines came to strip || ed themselves with him in his kingdom,and sorts fællen in mount Gilboa.

to the word of the LORD concerning Israel

356 A catalogue of I. CHRONICLES. David's mighly men..

11 And this is the number of the il the thirty, but attained not to the first mighty men whom David had; Jasho-three: and David set him over his guard. beam an Hachmonite, the chief of the 26 Also the valiant men of the armies captains: he lifted up his spear against were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhathree hundred slain by him at one time. nan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem,

12 And after him rvas Eleazar the son | 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of | Pelonite, the three mighties.

28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, 13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, | Abiezer the Antothite. and there the Philistines were gathered | 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the together to battle, where was a parcei || Ahohite, of ground full of barley ; and the people | 30 Maharai tlio Netophathite, Heled fled from before the Philistines.

the son of Baanah the Netophathite, 14 And they set themselves in the 31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that midst of that parcel, and delivered it, Il pertained to the children of Benjamin, • and slew the Philistines ; and the LORD Benaiah the Pirathonite, saved them by a great deliverance.

32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abi 15 | Now three of the thirty captains el the Arbathite, went down to the rock to David, into 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the cave of Adullam ; and the host of the the Shaalbonite, Philistines encamped in the valley of || 34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Rephaim.

Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite, 16 And David was then in the hold, 1 35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Haraand the Philistines garrison was then at | rite, Eliphal the son of Ur, Beth-lehem.

36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah 17 And David longed, and said, Oh the Pelonite, that one would give me drink of the wa-l 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son ter of the well of Beth-lehem, that is at of Ezbai, the gate!

38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar 18 And the three brake through the the son of Haggeri, host of the Philistines, and drew water out 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the gate, and took it, and brought it to Da- | son of Zeruiah, vid: but David would not drink of it, 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, but poured it out to the LORD,

41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son 19 And said, My God forbid it me, of Ahlai, that I should do this thing: shall I drink 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenthe blood of these men that have put ite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeon- ll with him, ardy of their lives they brought it. There- 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshfore he would not drink it. These things I aphat the Mithnite, did these three mightiest.

44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and 20 | And Abishai the brother of Joab, Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Arcerite, he was chief of the three: for lifting up 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his spear against three hundred, he slew ll. his brother, the Tizite, them, and had a name among the three. 46 Eliel the Mehavite, and Jeribai, and

21 Of the three, he was more honour Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithable than the two; for he was their cap- || mah the Moabite, tain : howbeit he attained not unto the 1l 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mefirst three.

sobaite. 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son

CHAP. XII. of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had | 1 The companies that came to David at done many acts ; he slew two lion-like Ziklag. 23 The armies that came to men of Moab : also he went down and him at Hebron. slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. NOW these are they that came to

23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man N David to Ziklag, while he yet kept of great stature, five cubits high; and in himself close because of Saul the son of the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a || Kish : and they were among the mighty weaver's beam; and he went down to || men, helpers of the war. him with a staff, and plucked the spear | 2 They were armed with bows, and out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him could use both the right hand and the with his own spear,

left in hurling stones, and shooting arrows 24 These things did Benaiah the son of out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Jehoiada, and had the name among the Benjamin. three mighties.

3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, 25 Behold, he was honourable among the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite ; and

The companies that came CHAP. XII. to meet David at Ziklag. 357 Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth ; 21 And they helped Davil against the and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite, band of the rovers; for they were all migh

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty | ty men of valour, and were captains in man among the thirty, and over the thir- || the host. ty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Jo- | 22 For at that time day by day there hanan, and Josabad the Gederathite, came to David to help him, until it was

5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and a great host, like the host of God. Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite, 23 4 And these are the numbers of

6 Eikanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, the bands that were ready armed to the and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites, || war, and came to David to Hebron, to

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons turn the kingdom of Saul to him, acof Jeroham of Geilor.

cording to the word of the Lord, 8 And of the Gadites there separated 24 The children of Judah that bare themselves unto David into the hold to | shield and spear were six thousand and the wilderness men of might, and men of eight hundred, ready armed to the war. war fit for the battle, that could handle 25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty shield and buckler, whose faces were like men of valour for the war, seven thousand the faces of lions, and avere as swift as the | and one hundred. roes upon the mountains ;

26 Of the children of Levi four thou9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, sand and six hundred. Eliab the third,

27 And Jehoiada wis the leader of the 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah Aaronites, and with him were three thouthe fifth,

sand and seven hundred; 11 Attaithe sixth, Eliel the seventh, 28 And Zadok, a young man mighty

12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad tire of valour, and of his father's house twenty ninth,

and two captains. 13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai thel 29 And of the chikiren of Benjamin, eleventh.

the kindred of Saul, three thousand : for 14. These were of the sons of Gad, hitherto the greatest part of them had captains of the host : one of the least was kept the ward of the house of Saul. over an hundrel, ancì the greatest over a 30 And of the children of Ephraim thousancl.

twenty thousand and eight hundreci, 15 These are they that went over Jor- i nighty men of valour, famous throughdan in the first month, when it had over- out the house of their fathers. flown all his banks; and they put to flight' 31 And of the half tribe of Manassch all them of the valleys, both toward the eighteen thousand, which were expressed east, and toward the west.

il by name, to come and make David king. 16 And there came of the childrenof Ben- 1 *32 And of the children of Issachar, jamin and Jucah to the hold unto David. which were men that had understanding

17 And David went out to meet of the times, to know what Israel ought them, and answered and said unto them, to do; the heads of them were two bunIf ye be coine peaceably unto me to help dred; and all their brethren were at their me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: commandment. but if ye be come to betray me to mine 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine battle, expert in war, with all instruments hands, the God of our fathers look ihere of war, fifty thousand, which could keep on, and rebuke it.

rank: they were not of double heart. 18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, 34 And of Naphtali a thousand capwho tras chief of the captains, and he said, |tains, and with them with shield and spear' Thine are re, David, and on thy side, thou || thirty and seven thousand. son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and 35' And of the Danites expert in war peace be to thine helpers ; for thy God twenty and cight thousand and six hunhelpeth thee. Then David received them, || dred. and made them captains of the band. 1 36 And of Asher, such as went fortli

19 And there fell some of Manasseh to to battle, expert in war, forty thousand. David, when he came with the Philistines L 37 And on the other side of Jordan, of against Saul to battle : but thev helped the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of them not: for the lords of the Philistines the half tribe of Manasseli, with all mailupon advisement sent him away, saying, || ner of instruments of war for the battle, He will fall to luis master Saul to wie jeofis | an hundred and twenty thousand. ardı of our heads.

38 All these men of war, that could keep 20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to | rank, came with a perfect heart to Hehim of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, || bron, to make David king over all Israel : and Jedinel, and Michael, and Jozabad, ll and all the rest also of Israel were of one and Elhu, and Zilthai, captains of the heart to make David king. thousands that were of Manasseh.

59 And therethey were with Davilthree

558 David fetcheihibe ark, Cc. I. CHRONICLES. Hiram s kindness to David. dus, eating and drinking: for their breth- y ried it aside into the house of Obed-edom ren har prepared for them.

the Gittite. 40. Moreover, they that were nigh them, \ 34 And the ark of God remained with eren unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and the family of Obed-edom in his house Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on three months. And the Lord blessed the camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and house of Obed-edom, and all that he had. meat, mea), cakes of figs, and bunches

CHAP. XIV. of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, 1 Hiram's kindness to David. 3 David's and sheep abundantly : for there was joy il felicity in people, wives, and children. in Israel.

8 His two victories. CHAP. XIII.

NOW Hiram king of Tyre sent mes1 David fetcheth the ark from Kirjath- IV sengers to David, and timber of ce

jearim. 9 Uzza being smitten, the ark dars, with masons and carpenters, to is left at the house of Obed-edom. build him an house. AND David consulted with the cap- 2 And David perceived that the LORD 'F tains of thousands, and hundreds, i had confirmed him king over Israel, for and with every leader.

his kingdom was lifted up on high, be2 And David said unto all the congrega- | cause of his people Israel. tion of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and 3 f And David took more wives at Jethat it be of the LORD our Gord, let us send rusalem: and David begat more sons and abroad unto our brethren every where, i daughter's. that are left in all the land of Israel, and l 4 Now these are the names of his chilwith them also to the priests and Levites dren which he had in Jerusalem; Shamwhich are in their cities and suburbs, that mua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, they may gather themselves unto us: 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

3 And let us bring again the ark of our 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, God to us: for we inquired not at it in | 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and the days of Saul.

Eliphalet. 4 And all the congregation said that 8 © And when the Philistines heard they would do so: for the thing was right that David was anointed king over all Isin the eves of all the people.

rael, all the Philistines went up to seek 5 So David gathered all Israel together, David. And David heard of it, and went from Shihor of Egypt even unto the en- | out against them. tering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God 9 And the Philistines came and spread from Kirjath-jearim.

themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 6 And David went up, and all Israel, 10 And David inquired of God, sayto Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, lling, Shall I go up against the Philistines ? which belonged to Judah, to bring up ll and wilt thou deliver them into mine thence the ark of God the LORD, that hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go dwelletin between the cherubims, whose up ; for I will deliver them into thine name is called on it.

hand. 7 And they carried the ark of God in 1 11 So they came up to Baal-perazim ; a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and David smote them there. Then Daand Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. vid said, God hath broken in upon mine

8 And David and all Israel played be- l enemies by mine hand like the breaking fore God with all their might, and with forth of waters: therefore they called the singing, and with harps, and with psalte- name of that place Baal-perazim. ries, and with timbrels, and with cym 12 And when they had left their gods bals, and with trumpets.

i there, David gave a commandment, and 9 | And when they came unto the they were burned with fire. threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth di 13 And the Philistines yet again spread his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen themselves abroad in the valley. stumbled.

14 Therefore David inquired again of 10 And the anger of the LORD was God: and God said unto him, Go not up kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, after them; turn away from them, and because he put his hand to the ark : and come upon them over against the mulberthere he died before God.

ry-trees. 11 And David was displeased, because 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear the Lord had made a breach upon Uzza: || a sound of going in the tops of the mulwherefore that place is called Perez-uzza berry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to to this day.

| battle: for God is gone forth before thee 12 And David was afraid of God that to smite the host of the Philistines. day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of 16 David therefore did as God comGod home to me?

manded him: and they smote the host of 13 So David brought not the ark home the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. to himself to the city of Davisl, bat car- ! 17 And the fame of Davidl went ont in

« PreviousContinue »