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the death of Saul, when David returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites and had two days in
came the third day out of the from Saul with his clothes rent and earth upon his headnd when he came to David, he fell to the earth and did obeisance.
David said whence comest thou? And himOut of the of Israel am I escaped.
And David said him fled from the battle and many of the people are and dead and Saul and Jonatha his son are dead .
And David said unto the young man told himow knowest thou that Saul and Jonatha his son dead
nd the young man told him said I by chance ount , Saul leaned upon his spear and the chariots and horsemen followed him.
And looked and called me. And I answeredere am I.
And he said unto me art thound I him am an Amalekite.
And he said unto me me and slay meor anguish is come upon me my life is yet in me.
I him and slew him I was sure that he could not live after he was fallen. And I took the crown that was upon his head and the bracelet that was on his arm and have brought them unto my ord
Then David took his clothes and rent them, and all the men were with him.
And they mourned wept and fasted until evening for Saul and Jonatha his son, and for the people of the and for the house of Israel, because they the sword.
David unto the young man himhence art thou? And he I am the son of an Amalekite.
And David said unto himHow thou not afraid to thine hand to destroy ?
And David called one of young men and saidGo and upon him. And he smote him that he died.
David unto himhy blood upon head for mouth hath testified against thee saying have slain the anointed.
teach the children of the of behold it is written in the ook of
The of Israel is slain upon th high ow the mighty
Tell it not in publish it in the streets of lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph
Ye mountains of . For there the shield of the mighty cast the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
the blood of the from the fat of the mighty
Saul and lovely and pleasant in their lives, in their not divided swifter than agles stronger than ions.
Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, clothed you in , with ornaments of gold.
my brother Jonatha thou . Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
How the mighty , and the weapons of war
I go up into any of the cities of Juda? And the said. And David hither shall I go ? He , nto Hebron.
o David went thither his two wives also, Ahinoam the and Abigail Nabals wife the Carmelite.
And men were with him did David up, every man with his nd they dwelt in the of Hebron.
And the men of Juda came and there anointed David ing over the house of
sent messengers unto and said unto themlessed ye the , that ye have show kindness unto your ord Saul, and have buried him.
, because ye have done this thing.
now let your hands and ye your master Saul dead the house of Juda ha anointed me king over them.
But Abner the son of Ner captain of Sauls host, took the son of Saul and brought him to Mahanaim
and made him king over and over the Asurites, and over and over Ephraim and Benjamin and over all Israel.
Sauls son was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years. But the house of followed David.
And the time David in Hebron over the house of Juda was seven years and six months.
And Abner the son of Ner and the servants of the son of Saul went out Mahanaim to .
And Joab the son of Zruiah and the servants of David went out and met by the ool of nd they sat down, the one on one side the pool and the other on the other side.
And Abner said to Joabet the young men arise and play before us. And Joab .
Then there arose and went over twelve of Benjamin pertained to the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.
And they caught his fellow by the head and thrust his sword in his side, so fell down th place was called
and the men of Israel the servants of David.
And there three sons of Zruiah there: Joab Abisai and Asahel Asahel was as of foot as a wild roe
nd after Abner and turned to the right hand nor to the left from Abner.
Then Abner looked behind him and saidrt thou Asahel? And he
Abner thee to th right hand or to th left and one of the young men and take thee his . But Asahel would not from him.
And Abner said again to Asahelurn from me I smite thee to the ground then should I hold up my face Joab thy brother?
he . Abner with the end of the spear smote him under the that the spear came out behind him he fell down in the same place. And as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died, stood still.
Joab and Abisai Abner the went down when they come to the hill that lieth before Giah the way the ilderness of
the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together Abner on and stood on the top of a hill.
Then Abner called to Joab and saidhall the sword devour ? nowest thou not that bitterness in the latter end? ow long shall it be, thou bid the people return from following their brethren?
And Joab God liveth, thou had then in the morning the people from following his brother.
Joab blew a trumpet and all the people stood still and pursued after Israel no more fought more.
And Abner and his men walked all that night came to Mahanaim.
And Joab returned from Abner and gathered all the people together there lacked of Davids servants nineteen and Asahel. But the servants of David had of Benjamin and of Abners men, three hundred and men.
And they took up Asahel and buried him in the of his father in
Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and came to Hebron.
was long between the house of Saul and the house of Davidut David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
And David born in Hebron: his was Amnon of Ahinoam the
second of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite the third Absalom the son of the daughter of Tlmai ing of
the fourth Adoniah the son of the fifth the son of Abital
the sixth by Egla Davids wife. These were born to David in Hebron.
And there was between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner the house of Saul.
And Saul had a concubine the daughter of Aiah. And said to Abner thou my fathers concubine?
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of and saidAm I a dogs head, gainst Juda this day unto the house of Saul thy father to his brethren and friends, and have not delivered the into the hand of David
hath sworn to David, so do to him
the kingdom from the house of Saul and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Juda, from Dan to .
And he could Abner a word because he feared him.
And Abner sent messengers to David , saying all Israel unto thee.
And said, I will make a with theeut one thing I require of thee, that thou not my face, thou first bring Sauls daughter, when thou comest to see .
And David sent messengers to Sauls son sayingeliver me my wife I a hundred foreskins of the Philistines.
And sent and took her from her husband Paltiel the son of Lais.
And her husband went with her, weeping behind her, to Bahurim. Then said Abner unto himo return. And he returned.
And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, sayinge David be king over you.
Now then do it for the hath of David, y the hand of y servant David, I will save y people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines and out of the hand of all their enemies.
in the ears of David in Hebron all that Israel and the whole house of Benjamin.
Abner to David Hebron and twenty men with him David made and the men were with him a feast.
Abner said unto DavidI will and go gather all Israel unto my ord the king, that they may make a with thee, that thou mayest over all that thine heart desireth. And David Abner , and he went in peace.
And , the servants of David and Joab came from and brought a great with themut Abner was not with David in Hebron for he had sent him away in peace.
When Joab and all the host that was with him come, told Joab sayingAbner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away he gone in peace.
Then Joab to the king and saidhat hast thou done? , Abner came unto thee why thou sent him away, he quite ?
Thou Abner the son of Ner, that he came to thee, and to know thy and , and to know all that thou doest.
And when Joab come out from , he sent messengers after Abner, brought him from the well of Sirah David.
And when Abner to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him , and smote him under the that he died for the blood of Asahel his brother.
And afterward David, he saidI and my kingdom are guiltless before the for ever the blood of Abner the son of Ner.
on the head of Joab and on all his fathers house the house of Joab
had slain their brother Asahel at in battle.
And David said to Joab and to all the people were with him, your clothes and sackcloth and mourn before Abner. And ing David himself followed the .
And they buried Abner in Hebron the king lifted up his voice and wept the of Abner and all the people.
And the king lamented over Abner and said Abner as a dieth
Thy hands were not nor thy feet into a mn before wicked , so fellest thou. And all the people wept over him.
And when all the people came to eat meat while it was yet day, David sayingo do God to me and , if I taste bread or else till the be down.
And the people it, and it pleased them, as
all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not the Abner the son of Ner.
And the king said unto his servantsnow ye not that there is a and a great fallen this day in Israel?
And I am this day , though anointed kingnd these men the sons of too
for mehe reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands and all troubled.
Sauls son had two men were captains the the one Baanah and the other Rechab, the sons of Rmon a Berothite, of the children of Benjaminor was reckoned to Benjamin
nd the Berothites fled to and sojourne there until
when the tidings came of Saul and Jonatha out of nd his nurse took him up and fled. And as she made haste to flee, fell and became nd was .
And the sons of Rmon the Berothite, Rechab and Baanah went and came the heat of the day to the house of , on a bed at noon.
And they came into the house as though they would have wheat, and smote him under the rib and .
For they came into the house he on his bed in his and smote him and slew him and beheaded him and took his head and gt away through the all night.
And they brought the head of unto David Hebron and said to the kingehold the head of thine enemy, sought thy the hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul and of his seed.
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rmon the and said unto them the liveth hath my soul out of all
told me Saul dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I and slew in give him a reward for his tidings
ow much more wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? o therefore no require his blood your hand and take you from the earth?
And David commanded his young men, and they slew them and cut off their hands and their
feet and hanged them up the pool in Hebron. they took the head of and
buried it in the of Abner in Hebron.
Then came all the tribes of Israel to David Hebron and , we are thy bone and thy flesh.
in time past when Saul was king over us, thou people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.
o all the elders of Israel came to the king Hebronnd King David made a with them in Hebron before the nd they anointed David ing over Israel.
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
In Hebron he reigned over Juda seven years and six monthsnd in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Juda.
the ing and his men to Jerusalem thou take away the blind and the lame thou shalt not come in hither,David come in .
Nevertheless David took the of
and the lame and the blind hated Davids soul. blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
David dwelt in the and called it the ity of David. And David built round about from inward.
And David great and the God of hosts was with him.
And Hiram ing of Tyre sent messengers to Davidedar trees and carpenters and asons buil David a house.
David that the had him ing over Israel and had exalted his kingdom for is people Israels sake.
And David took more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem after he come from Hebron and sons and daughters born to David.
And these the names of the were born him in Jerusalem: , Sobab, Nathan,
Eliada, and Eliphlet.
But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David ing over Israel, the Philistines came
to the Philistines? ilt hou deliver them into hand? And the said unto Davido for I will deliver the Philistines into hand.
And David came to and smote them there and saidhe he called the name of place.
And there they left their mages and David and his men them.
And the Philistines came yet again and in the alley Rphaim.
And David the
when thou hearest the of in the tops of the out before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
Ad David did as the commanded him and smote the Philistines from
the name of the of hosts dwelleth between the cherubis.
And they the rk of God upon a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that at nd and Ahio the sons of Abinadab drve the new cart.
And they brought it out of th house of Abinadab the rk of God Ahio went before the ark.
And David and all the house of Israel played before the all manner instruments of fir wood, harps psalteries, timbrels and cymbals.
And when they came to Nachons threshing floor, put his hand to the ark of God and it, for the oxen .
And the was and God smote him for his and there he died by the ark of God.
And David was displeased because the had nd the name of the place Perez this day.
And David was afraid of the and saidow the rk of the come to
o David would not the rk of the him into the ity of Davidut carried it into the house of Obeddom .
And the rk of the continued in the house of Obeddom the three months and the blessed Obeddom and all his household.
And it was told King David ha blessed the house of Obeddom and all that pertaine unto him, because of the rk of God went and brought the rk of God from the house of Obeddom the ity of David with gladness.
And when bre the rk of the had gone six paces, he ox and .
And David danced before the with all his might a linen phod
David and all the house of Israel brought the ark of the with shouting and trumpet.
And as the ark of the came into the ity of David, Sauls daughter looked through a window and saw King David and before the and despised him in her heart.
And they brought in the rk of the , and set it in his place in the tabernacle that David had for it David offered and before the
nd as soon as David had made an end of offering and he blessed the people in the name of the of osts
nd among all the , even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men every one a ake of bread and a piece of flesh and a of wine. the people departed every to his house.
Then David returned to his household. And Michl the daughter of Saul came out and said glorious was the king of Israel today, himself today the eyes of the of his servants, as
chose me before thy father and before all his
more vile than , and will be in mine own sight and of the maidservants thou
Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
And the king in his house the had given him rest round about from all his enemies,
said unto Nathan the prophet, I dwell in a house of edar, but the rk of God dwelleth curtains.
Nathan the ingo do all that is in thine heart, for the is with thee.
that night the word of the came unto Nathan saying
o and tell y servant David, hus saith the : halt thou build e a house for to dwell in?
For I have not dwelt in any house since the time I brought the children of Israel out of Egypt this day but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
In a where I the children of Israel, spke I word with any of the tribes of Israel I commanded to feed y people Israel sayinghy build ye not e a house of edar?
Now therefore so say unto y servant David, hus saith the of osts I took thee from following sheep to be ruler over y people Israel.
And I was with thee thou wentest, and have all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men the
I will appoint a place for y people Israel, and will plant
since the time I commanded udges to be over y people Israel and thee rest from all thine enemies. the telleth thee that e will thee a.
And when thy days be fulfilled and thou with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, shall proceed out of thy , and will his kingdom.
e shall build a house for y name, and I will the of his kingdom for ever
I will be his ather and he shall be the children of men
y mercy not away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put before thee.
And thine house and thy kingdom shall thee thy shall be for ever.
all these words and
a small thing in hy sight Lord but hou also of hy servants house for a great while to come is this Lord ?
And what can David say more unto heehou knowest hy servant
or hy words sake and according to hine own heart hast hou done all these great things to make hy servant.
hou art great O God there is none like hee, neither is there any God , according to all that we have heard with our ears.
And what one the earth is like hy people Israel, God went
people Israel to be people for evernd hou art their God.
And now God the
is the God Israel and let the house of hy servant David be before hee.
For hou of osts God of Israel hast tohy servant saying will build thee a house.herefore hath hy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto hee.
And now this goodness unto hy servant.
now to bless the of hy servant, that it may continue for
ever before heeor hou Lord hast hy blessing the house of
hy servant be blessed for ever.
that David the Philistines and subdued them and
and measured them with a line, them
David smote also dadezer the son of Rehob king of Zobah as he went to his at the iver Euphrates.
And David took a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen and
king of Zobah David slew of two and twenty thousand men
put in Damascnd the Srians became servants to David . And the David he went.
And David took the shields of gold that were the servants of dadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
all the host of dadezer,
sent Joram his son unto ing David to salute him and to bless him because he had fought against dadezer and him for brought vessels of silver gold and of brass
also King David dedicate unto the with the silver and gold that he of all nations which he subdued:
of , , the children of Ammon, the Philistines, , and of the spoil of dadezer son of Rehobing of Zobah.
And David him a name he returned from the Srians in the alley of Salt eighteen thousand men.
And he put in Edom throughout all Edom put and all Edom became servants. And the David he .
And David reigned over all Israel and executed and ustice unto all his people.
And Joab the son of Zruiah was over the host and Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder
nd the son of Ahitb and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests and Sraiah was the cribe
nd Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cerethites and the and Davids
sons were chief rulers.
Davids there yet any left of the house of Saul, that I may show him for Jonathas sake?
And there was of the of Saul a servant
And the king said unto him said unto the king he is in the house of Machir the son of in .
Then ing David sent and fetched him out of the house of Machir the son of Amiel, .
Now when the son of Jonatha the son of Saul come unto David, he fell on his face. David And he answeredBehold thy servant
And David saidear not for I will surely show thee kindness for sake and will restore thee all the of Saul thy father and thou shalt eat table .
And bowed himself and saidhat is thy servant that thou look upon such a dead dog as I am
Then the king called Ziba Sauls unto himI give unto thy masters son all that pertained to Saul and to all his .
therefore and thy sons and thy servants till the land for him, and bring in, that thy masters son may have food to eat thy masters son shall eat always my table. Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
Then said Ziba unto the king all that my ord hath as one of the kings sons.
in the house of Ziba were servants unto .
dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate at the kings table, and was
after this that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hann his son reigned in his stead.
Then said DavidI will show kindness unto Hann the son of Nahas, as his father showed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants his father. Davids servants cme into the land of the children of Ammon
the of the children of Ammon said unto Hann their ordhinkest thou that David doth honor thy father, he hath sent thee? ath rather sent his servants unto thee to search the city and to spy it out to overthrow it
Hann took Davids servants and shaved off one half of beard and cut off their garments in the middle, even the buttocks and sent them away.
When at Jericho until your beards grown, and then return.
And when the children of Ammon saw that they David, sent and hired the of Bethrehob the Srians of Zoba twenty thousand footmen and of ing Maacah a thousand men, and of Istob twelve thousand men.
And when David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the host of men.
And the children of Ammon came out and and Maacah were by themselves in the field.
When Joab saw that the front of the battle was before and , he chose all the of Israel and put them in array against the
nd the rest of the people he delivered in the hand of Abisai his brother, put them in array against the children of Ammon.
And he saidf the Srians me, then meut if the children of Ammon be too for thee, I will come and thee
, and let us for our people and for the cities of our Godnd the do seemeth .
And Joab and the people with him battle against the fled before him.
And when the children of Ammon saw that the Srians fled, then fled they also before and entered into the city. o Joab returned from the children of Ammon and came to Jerusalem.
And when the Srians saw that they were before Israel, they gathered together.
And dadezer sent and brought out the Srians were beyond the rivernd came and the captain of the host of Hadadezer before them.
And when it was David, he gathered all Israel and passed over Jordan and came to Helam the Srians themselves in array against David and fought with him
the Srians fled before Israelnd David seven hundred chariots of and forty thousand horsemen, and smote the captain of host, there.
And when all the ings were servants to Hadadezer saw that they were before
Israel, they made peace with and served them. o the Srians feared to help the children of
Ammon any more.
And it came to pass the year, the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israelnd they destroyed the children of Ammon and Rabah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
And it in an that David arose from his and walked upon the roof of the kings nd from the roof saw a woman washing herself
the daughter of Eliam wife Uria the
And David sent messengers and her and she came unto him, and he lay with her she was purified her uncleanness and returned unto her house.
And the woman conceived, sent and told David, and saidI am with child.
David sent to Joab, end Uria the . And Joab sent Uria to David.
And when Uria come unto him demanded how Joab did, and how the people , and how the war prospered.
And David said to Uriao down to house and wash thy feet. And Uria departed out of the kings , and there followed him a from the
But Uria slept at the door of the kings with all the servants of his ord, and went not down to his house.
they told David saying thou not go down unto thine house?
And Uria said unto Davidhe ark and Israel and Juda in and my ord Joab and the servants of my ord the : I then go into mine house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? th and as thy soul liveth I will not do th thing.
David Uriaarry here also, and tomorrow I will let thee depart.o Uria in Jerusalem that day and the morrow.
And David called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunknd at he went out to lie on his with the servants of ord, went not down to his house.
the David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by Uria.
And he wrote in the letter saying Uria in the forefront of the battle, and from him that he may be smitten .
And Joab the city he assigned Uria unto a place where he knew that men were.
And the men of the city out and fought with Joabnd there of the people of the servants of David, and Uria the died also.
Then Joab sent and told David all the the war
and charged the messenger sayinghen thou hast made an end of telling the of war unto the king
if and say unto thee approached ye so nigh unto the city ? ye not that would shoot from the
ho smote Abimelech son of ? id not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebe? hy went ye nigh the wall then say thou servant Uria the is dead also.
the messenger went and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him
said unto David the men prevail against us and came out unto us into the field, and we them even unto the of the gate.
And the shooters shot from the and some of the servants deadnd thy servant Uria the is dead also.
Then unto the messenger, hus say unto Joabet not th thing theeor the sword devoureth one as well as another thy battle strong against the city, and .
And when the wife of Uria heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for h
the mourning was , David sent and fetched her to his house and she his
wife and bre him a son. But the that David had displeased the .
And the sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him and said unto himhere were two men in one city, rich and
save one little lamb which he bought and nourished up. And it grew up with him and his children of his own meat and drank of his own cup, and in his bosom, and was unto him as daughter.
And there came a unto the rich mannd he to take of his own of his to dress for the come unto himut took the poor mans lamb and dressed it for the man come to him.
And hath done this thing
shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and because he had no pity.
Nathan said to Davidhou art the man. Thus saith the God of Israel: anointed thee king over Israel and thee out of the hand of Saul
nd I gave thee thy masters house and thy masters wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Juda and if that had been too little have given thee .
hast thou despised the commandment of the , to do in is sight? hou hast killed Uria the with the sword and hast taken his wife to thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house, because thou hast despised e and taken the wife of Uria the to be thy wife.
Thus saith the : ehold I will up evil against thee of thine own house and will take thy wives before thine eyes and give them unto thy neighbor, shall with in the sight of th.
thou did it secretly will do this thing before all Israel and
I have sinned against the . And Nathan said Davidhe hath put away thy sin thou shalt not die.
because this deed thou hast given the enemies of the
And Nathan departed unto his house. And the struck the child that Urias wife David and it .
David besought God for the and fasted and went and lay all night upon the earth.
And the elders of his house arose and went to him to him up from the earthut he would not, neither eat with them.
And it the seventh day that the child died. the servants of David tell him that the child was deador they said, while the child was yet alive, we spke unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice. How will he vex himself if we tell him that the child is dead?
But David saw his servants perceived that the child was dead said unto his servantss the child dead? And they said.
Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his apparel, and into the house of the , and came to his own house and they set before him and he .
Then said his servants unto himhat is this that thou hast done? Thou and for th child while it was alive,
the child was alive, I fasted and weptor I can tell whether G will that the child may live?
But now is dead should I fast? an I bring him again? I shall go to him but he shall not to me.
And David comforted his wife, and went in unto her and lay with hernd she bre a son called and the loved him.
And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet and called his name Jedidiah, of the Lord.
And Joab fought against of the children of Ammon took the
nd sent messengers to David
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together and the city and take it lest I take the be .
And David gathered all the people together and went to and it and it.
And he took the kings crown from off his head weight of was with precious stonesnd head. And he brought the spoil of the city in great abundance.
And he brought the people therein and them and
harrows of iron, and of iron, and
he all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned unto
And it that Absalom had a fair sister Amnon son of David loved.
And Amnon was so vexed that he fell sick for his sister
But Amnon had a Jonadab the son of brother Jonadab was a very man.
And he said unto him thou not tell me? And Amnon himI love my brother Absaloms sister.
Jonadab unto him on thy bed and thyself sicknd when thy father come to see thee, say unto him, let my sister Tamar come and give me meat and dress in my sight, that I may see it and eat it her hand.
Amnon lay down and made himself sicknd when the king to see him Amnon said unto let Tamar my sister come and make me a couple of in my sight, that I may eat her hand.
David sent home to sayingo to thy brother Amnons house and dress him meat.
Tamar to her brother Amnons house he . And she took flour and
and poured them out before him. And Amnon , out all men from . And they went out from him.
Amnon unto ring the meat into the chamber that I may eat thine hand. And Tamar took the which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother
nd them him to eat he took her and said unto her, ome lie with me my sister.
And she answered himay, my brother do not force me, for ought to be in Israelo not this folly
whither shall I my shame ? And thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. speak unto the king, he not me thee.
he would not hearken unto her voice but forced her and lay with her.
hen Amnon hated her exceedingly so that the wherewith he hated her was greater than the love he loved her. And said unto her
nd she said unto him, his me away the other that thou did unto me. he would not
and bolt the door after her.
And she had a of divers colors upon her for with such were the kings daughters were virgins . Then his servant brought her out and the door after her.
And Tamar put ashes on her head and rent her that was on her and her hand on her head and went
Absalom her brother said unto herath Amnon thy brother been with thee? ow my sistere is thy brother in her brother Absaloms house.
ing David heard of all these things was very wroth.
And Absalom unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad Absalom hated Amnon because he had forced his sister Tamar.
And it to after that Absalom had in
came to the king and saidehold thy servant hath let the king and his servants with thy servant.
And the king said Absalom he would not go, but blessed him.
Then said Absalom the let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king he go with thee?
But Absalom that he let Amnon and all the
heart is merry with wine, and when I you Amnon then kill himear not
while they were the way, tidings came to DavidAbsalom ha slain all the kings sons, left.
Then the king arose and tre his garments and lay on the earth and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.
Jonadab the son of Davids brother answered and saidet not my ord suppose that they have slain all the young men the kings sons, Amnon only is deador hath been he forced his sister Tamar.
Now therefore let not my ord the king take the thing to think that all the kings sons dead Amnon only is dead.
But Absalom fled. And the young man kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked behold, there came people by way
thy servant said, so it is.
And as soon as he had speaking behold, the kings sons came and lifted up their voice and weptnd the king and all his servants wept .
But Absalom and went to Tlmai the son of king of Gesur. And mourned for his son .
o Absalom and went to Gesur, and was there three years.
to the king and speak ths manner unto him.o Joab
the king, she fell on her face to the ground and did obeisance and saidelp O king
And the king said unto herhat aileth theend she answeredI am a widow, and mine husband is dead.
And thy handmaid had two sons together in the field was to them, the one the other.
And behold, the whole against handmaid and saideliver him that smote his brother that we may kill him for the of his brother whom he slew will destroy the heir also. And so they shall quench my which is left shall neither name upon the earth.
And the king said unto the to thine house, and I will give charge thee.
And the woman of Tekoa said unto the kingMy ord king, the be on me and on my fathers house, and the king and his be guiltless.
And the king sa unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall more.
Then said she let the king remember liveth, there shall not one hair of thy fall to the earth.
Then the woman saidet thine handmaid speak one word unto my ord the kingnd he saiday on.
And the woman said then hast thou against the people of God? the king speak this thing faulty that the king not fetch home again his banished.
For we must needs die and as water on the ground which cannot be gathered up again God means that banished be not expelled from im.
ow I come to speak of this thing unto the king speak unto the king the king will the request of his handmaid.
the king hear his handmaid out of the hand of the man would destroy me and my son out of the inheritance of God.
Then thine handmaid said
Then the king answered and said unto the womanide not from me I pray thee the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman saidet my ord the king
the kings not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said thy soul liveth my ord king, the right hand the left that my ord the king hath spokenor thy servant Joab he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid.
of thy servant Joab my ord is wise an ngel of God, to all things that are in the earth.
the king Joabehold, I do this thing. Go therefore the Absalom.
And Joab fell to the ground on his face and bowed himself and the king and said thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in th sight my ord the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.
o Joab arose and went to and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
the kinget him turn to his own house, see my .o Absalom to his own house, not the kings .
in all Israel there was so as Absalom from the sole of his foot to the of his head there was no blemish in him.
And when he his (for at every years end he it because was heavy on him therefore he it) the hair
and one daughter was a fair
Absalom dwelt two years in Jerusalem the kings
sent for Joab to sen him to the kingut he would not come to himnd he sent again he would not come.
he said unto his servants, Joab mine, and hath barley thereo and set it on fire. And Absaloms servants set on fire.
Then Joab arose and came to Absalom unto his house and said unto him have thy servants my field fire?
And Absalom good for me to have there still Now therefore let me the kings if there be any in me, kill me.
Joab to the king and told him. And before the kingnd the king kissed
chariots and horses and fifty men to run before him.
came to the king for , called unto him and saidf what city art thou? And servant is of tribe of Israel.
Absalom unto himee, thy matter good and no man deputed the king to hear thee.
Absalom said moreoverOh, that I were judge in the land, that mn
when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand and took him and kissed him.
And this manner did Absalom to all Israel came to the king for stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
And forty years Absalom said unto the kingI pray thee and pay my vow which I have vowed unto the
or thy servant vowed a vow I Gesur in sayingf the shall bring me again to Jerusalem, I will serve the .
And the king saido in peace.o he arose and went to Hebron.
Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel sayings soon as ye hear the of the trumpet say reigneth in Hebron.
And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem were callednd they went and knew .
And Absalom sent for Ahitophel the Gilonite Davids counselor, his city Giloh, he sacrifices. And was strong the people Absalom.
And there came a messenger to Davidhe hearts of the men of Israel are Absalom.
David unto all his servants were with him at Jerusalem and let us flee, for we shall not else escape from Absalom. Make speed to depart lest he suddenly and bring upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
And the kings servants said ehold thy servants are ready to whatsoever my ord the king shall appoint.
And the king and all his household . And left ten were concubines, to keep the house.
And the king and all the people and tarried far .
And all his servants nd all the Cerethites and all the and all the six hundred men cme from Gth, before the king.
Then said the king to the , thou with us? Return and abide with the king, for thou art a stranger and
camest but yesterday, should I thee with us? I go whither I return thou and thy brethren. Mercy and truth be with thee.
And answered the king and said the liveth and as my ord the king liveth, in what place my ord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there will thy servant be.
, and all his men and all the were with him.
And all the country wept with a loud voicend all the people the wilderness.
And , and all the Levites were with him the ark of the of Godnd they down the rk of God, Abiathar up until the people out of the city.
the king unto Carry the rk of God into the city. If I shall find favor in the eyes of the , e will bring me , and show me both it and
, here am Iet im do me seemeth
The king said also unto the priest thou Return into the city in peacend your two sons with you Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonatha the son of Abiathar.
ee, I will tarry in the of the wilderness until there come word from you to me.
and Abiathar carried the rk of God to Jerusalem and they tarried there.
And David went up oount livet and wept as he went and had his head covered and went barefoot. And all the people with him every man his head, and as they went .
And one told David sayingAhitophel is with Absalom. DavidO, turn the counsel of Ahitophel foolishness.
David come to the top of the mount h God behold, Husai the Archite came him with his coat and earth upon his head
nto whom David saidf thou with me thou shalt be a burden unto me
if thou return to the city say unto Absalom will be thy servant O king have been thy fathers servant the counsel of Ahitophel.
And thou there with thee and Abiathar the priests thou shalt hear out of the kings housend
ehold, have there with their two sons Ahimaaz son, and Jonatha Abiathars son by ye shall send me that ye can hear.
o Davids friend the citynd Absalom into Jerusalem.
And when David was a little past the top of the hill behold Ziba the servant of him with a couple of sses saddled, and upon them two hundred laves and hundred bunches of raisins, and a hundred of , and a bottle of wine.
the king Zibahat thou ? And Ziba saidsses for the kings household to ride on, and bread and fruit for the young men to eat, and wine a faint in the wilderness.
the king where is thy masters sonnd Ziba said unto the kingehold, he at Jerusalemor he said shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father.
Then said the king to Zibaehold, thine are all that pertained . And Ziba I beseech thee that I may find grace in thy sight my ord king.
And when ing David came to Bahurim behold, thence came out a man of the of the house of Saul the son of Gera he came .
And he cast stones at David and at all the servants of ing David all the people and all the men on his right hand and on his left.
And thus said he cursedome , come thou blood and thou man
The hath upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned and hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son. And thou art mischief, because thou art a blood.
Then said Abisai the son of Zruiah unto the kinghy this dead dog curse my ord the king? et me go and take off head.
And the king saidhat have I to do with you ye sons of let him curse the hath himurse David.ho say so?
And David said to and to all his servantsehold, my son came seeketh my life. How much more may this do it? him curse, for the hath bidden him
me good for his cursing this day.
And as David and his men went by the way, Smei went along on the him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and cast dust.
And the king and all were with him weary and refreshed themselves there.
And Absalom and all the people the men of Israel came to Jerusalem and Ahitophel with him.
God save the king
And Absalom said to s this th kindness to thy friend? Why wentest thou not with ?
And Husai said unto Absalomay but whom the and this people and all the men of Israel choose, his will I be, and with him will I
Absalom to ive counsel what do.
And Ahitophel said unto Absalom in unto thy fathers concubines he hath left to keep the house all Israel shall hear that thou thy fatherhen shall the hands of all are with thee be strong.
o they Absalom a tent upon the top of the housend went in unto his fathers concubines in the sight of all Israel.
And the counsel of which he counseled in those days, was as a man had of God so was all the counsel of both David and Absalom.
Ahitophel said unto Absalomet me choose out twelve thousand mennd I will and after David night.
And I will come upon him while he is weary and , and will him all the people are with him shall fleend will smite the king only
nd will bring all the people unto thee the mn thou seekest all the people shall .
And the saying pleased Absalom well and all the elders of Israel.
Then said Absalomall Husai the and let us hear
hen Husai come to Absalom, Absalom spke unto him sayingAhitophel hath
counsel that Ahitophel hath given is not good at this time.
Forsaid thou knowest thy father and men, that they mennd they chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelpsnd thy father is a man war, and will not the people.
Behold he now in some or in some other placend some of overthrown at the first
all Israel knoweth that thy father is a man, and with him
counsel that all Israel be gathered unto thee, from Dan to , as the sand the sea , and that thou go to battle in thine own person.
we come upon him in place where shall , and we will him as the dew falleth on the groundnd there shall not
Israel bring ropes to that city and we will draw it into the river, until there be not one stone found .
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said counsel of Husai the Archite better than the counsel of Ahitophel. For the to the counsel of that the might bring evil upon Absalom.
Then said Husai unto and Abiathar the priests and did and the elders of Israel thus and thus have I counseled.
Now therefore send quickly and David saying not night in the of the wilderness, but over, lest the king be and all the people are with him.
Now Jonatha and Ahimaaz by for they not be seen to come the citynd a went and told themnd they and ing David.
Nevertheless a lad saw them told Absalomut they went both of them away quickly and came to a mans house in Bahurim, had a well in his , they went down.
And the took and spread a the and thereon the thing was not .
And when Absaloms servants came to the to the house Ahimaaz and Jonatha the said unto themhey gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
And they departed, th came out of the well and went and told ing David and said unto and quickly over the water for hath Ahitophel .
Then David arose and all the people were with him, and they over Jordan th there lacked not one of them not over Jordan.
And when Ahitophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ss and arose and gt him home to his house to his city, and put his household in order and hanged himself and died, and was buried in the of his father.
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host of Joab Amasa was a mans son name a went Abigail the daughter of sister to Zruiah Joabs mother.
Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of .
And when David come to Mahanaim, Sobi the son of of of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of of and the of Rogelim,
brought beds basins and earthen vessels and barley flour and parched corn, beans and
, for David and the people
were with him to eat. For they people hungry and thirsty in the
. And the king said unto the people go with you
the people answered for if we flee, will not care for us neither half of us they us. But thou worth ten thousand of us therefore it is better that thou succor us the city.
the kinghat seemeth you best will do.And the king stood by the ate side, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.
And the king commanded Joab and saying my Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge Absalom.
the people went out into the field against Israelnd the battle was in the wood of Ephraim
here the people of Israel were before the servants of David and there was a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.
the all the the woods devoured more people that day than the sword.
And Absalom the servants of David upon a ule under the thick boughs of a great aknd his head caught the ak, and he was between heaven and earth, and the ule that was under him went .
And saw it told Joab ehold, I saw Absalom hang in an ak
nd Joab said unto told him have given thee ten of silver and a girdle.
And the man yet would I not mine hand against the kings sonor the king charged thee Abisai and , saying
hid from the king and thou thyself wouldest against me.
Then said Joab I may not with thee.And he took three in his hand and thrust them the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive the of the .
And ten bre Joabs and smote Absalom and slew him.
Joab blew trumpet, and the people returned from Israel for Joab the people.
And they took Absalom and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and a great heap of stones upon himnd all Israel fled every to his tent.
Absalom in his lifetime and reared up a pillar, which is in aleor he saidI have no to keep my name in remembrance. And he called the pillar after his own namend it is called unto this day, Absaloms .
Then said Ahimaaz the son of et me run and bear the king tidings, how the hath him of his enemies.
And Joab said unto himhou bear tidings thou shalt bear tidings another but thou shalt bear , because the kings son is dead.
Then said Joab to o tell the king what thou hast seen. And bowed himself unto Joab and ran.
Then said Ahimaaz the son of again to Joab come what , let me I pray thee after . And Joab said
And he said unto himun. Then Ahimaaz ran by the plain and .
And David sat between the two gatesnd the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes and and behold, a man running alone.
And the watchman and told the king. And the king saidf he alone, there tidings in his mouth. And he came and drew .
And the watchman saw another man running and called unto the and said
And the watchman said the running of the foremost is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of . And the king saide is a good man and cometh with good tidings.
And Ahimaaz called and said the king, nd to the earth upon his face before the king and saidlessed be the thy God hath up the men lifted up their hand against my ord the king.
And the king saids the Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answered not what it was.
And the king said
enemies of my ord the king and all rise against thee to thee, be as is.
And the king was moved and went up to chamber over the gate and wept. And as he
went thus he said my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalomould God I had died for
thee Absalom, my son, my son
into the city, as people steal away when they flee in battle.
nd the king cried with a loud voice my son Absalom, Absalom my son my son
And Joab into the house to the king and saidhou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants this day have saved thy life and the lives of thy sons and daughters, and the lives of thy wives and concubines,
in that thou lovest thine enemies and hatest thy friends. hou hast declared this day that thou neither nor servantsor this day I perceive if Absalom had lived and all we died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
Now therefore , and speak unto thy servants I swear by the thou , there will not tarry one with thee this nightnd that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that thee from youth .
Then the king arose and sat in the ate. And told unto all the people, the king st in the ate. And all the people came before the king Israel fled every man to his tent.
And all the people were strife throughout all the tribes of Israel sayinghe king us out of the hand of our enemiesnd he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistinesnd now he fled out of the land Absalom.
Absalom whom we anointed over us is dead in battle. Now therefore why ye bringn the king
And ing David sent to and Abiathar the priests sayingpeak unto the elders of hy ye the last bring the king to his house, seeing th all Israel the king even to his house?
e are my brethren, my bones and my flesh
God do so to me and thou be captain of the ost me in of Joab.
And he bowed the heart of all the men of Juda, as the heart of one man so that they sent word the king all servants.
the king returned and came to Jordan. And Juda came to to go the king to over Jordan.
And Smei the son of Gera was of Bahurim, hasted and came with the men of Judaing David
nd a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul and his fifteen sons and twenty servants with himnd they over Jordan before the ing.
And there went over a oat to carry over the kings household and to do .And Smei the son of Gera fell before the king as he was over Jordan
and said unto thy servant did my ord the king out of Jerusalem that the king should take it to heart
or thy servant doth know that I have . herefore behold, I the first this day of all the house of Joseph to meet my ord the king.
But Abisai the son of Zruiah answered and saidhall Smei
, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? here man this day in Israelor I know that I am this day king over Israel
the king said unto hou shalt not diend swre unto him.
And the son of Saul came to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet nor his beard nor washed his clothes from the the king departed until he came again in peace.
And when he come to Jerusalem the king, the king said unto him not thou with me?
And he y ord king, my servant deceived meor thy servant said that I ride thereon go to the king, because thy servant is lame.
And he hath thy servant unto my ord the kingut my ord the king is as an ngel of Godo therefore what in thine eyes.
For all my fathers house were but dead men my ord the king yet did thou among at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?
And the king said divide the .
And said unto the kinge let him take all formuch as my ord the king come in peace unto his own house.
And the came from Rogelim and went over Jordan with the king to him over Jordan
was a very aged man, even years old and had provided the king sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim for he was a very great .
And the king said unto ome thou with me, I feed thee with me in Jerusalem.
said unto the king I , that I should go with the king Jerusalem
I am this day year old and discern a burden unto my ord the king
hy servant go a little way over Jordan with the king why should the king me such a reward
et thy servant turn back again, that I may die in mine own city by the grave of my father and mother. But thy servant et him go with my ord the ing, and do to him what shall thee.
And the king answered shall go with mend I will do to him that shal. And whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.
And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king come over, kissed and him, and he unto his own place.
hen the king went to Glgal, and went with him all the of
all the men of Israel came to the king and said unto hy have our brethren the men of Juda stolen thee away, and have brought the king and his household and all Davids men with him over Jordan?
And all the men of Juda answered the men of Israel the king is near of kin to us be ye angry for th matter
And the men of Israel answered the men of Juda and saide have ten parts in the king, and
have more right David than ye.Why then did ye despise us, that our advice not
be first had in our king? And the words of the men of Juda were fiercer than the
words of the men of Israel.
And there happened to be Seba the son of a blew a trumpet and saide have no part in David, inheritance in the son of very man to his tent
n Israel went from David and followed Seba the son of ut the men of Juda unto the king, from Jordan to Jerusalem.
And David to his house Jerusalem took the ten his concubines he had left to keep the house, and put them in unto the day of the death,.
Then said the king to Amasa me the men of within three days and present here.
Amasa went to the men of but tarried longer than the time which appointed him.
said to ow shall Seba the son of Bchri us than Absalom. Take thou thy servants and after him lest he get cities and escape us.
And there went out after him Joabs men and the Cerethites and the Pelethites and the mightnd they out of Jerusalem to after Seba the son of .
hen they were the great stone in , Amasa them. And garment that he had gird unto him, and
And Joab said to Amasa in my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the with the right hand kiss him
Amasa took no heed the that was in Joabs hand Joab smote him in the rib, and shed out his bowels to the ground and him the son of Bchri.
And one of Joabs men stood by him said
in blood in the midst of the . And man that all the people stood still, he Amasa out of the into the field and cast a cloth upon him
, all the people went after Joab to after Seba the son of Bchri.
And went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel Bethmaacah and all nd the gathered and went also him.
And they came and besieged him in Abel nd they cast up a bank against the city
Then cried a wise woman out of the city, ear hear, I pray you Joab hither, that I may speak with
the words of handmaid And he
to destroy a city a mother in Israel. Why thou the inheritance of the
And Joab answered and said it me that I should or destroy.
The matter is not sout a man of ount Ephraim, Seba the son of Bchri by name, hath lifted up his hand against king David. Deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto JoabBehold, his head shall be thrown the wall
hen the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they off the head of son of Bchri, and cast it to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they from the city every man to his tentnd Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
Joab was over all the host of Israelnd Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cerethites and the
nd Adram was over the tributend Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud was ecorder
was scribend and Abiathar were priests
nd Ira the Jairite was .
Then there in the days of David three years, year yearndDavid of the . And the answeredt is of, because he slew the Gbeonites.
And the king called the Gbeonites and said unto themow the Gbeonites not of the children of Israel, but remnant of the and the children of Israel unto them Saul sought to slay them zeal the children of Israel and
David said unto : hat shall I do for you? nd wherewith shall I that ye may bless the inheritance of the
And the said unto him have no silver gold Saul his house neither
let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, we hang them up unto the in of Saul the . And saidI will give them
But the king the son of Jonatha the son of Saul, because of the oath that was between them between David and Jonatha the son of Saul.
But took the two sons of the daughter of Aiah she bre unto Saul, Armoni and , and the five sons of Michl the daughter of Saul she Adriel the son of the
nd delivered them the hands of the Gbeonites, hanged them the hill before the nd they fell all seven together in the first days in the beginning of barley harvest.
And the daughter of Aiah took ackcloth and spread it upon the ock, from the beginning of harvest dropped upon them out of heaven and suffered neither the birds of the ir to on them by day nor beasts of the field by night.
And it was told David what the daughter of Aiah the concubine of Saul had done
went and took the bones of Saul and of Jonatha his son the men of Jabes, had stolen from the street of Bethsan, where the Philistines had hanged them when the Philistines had slain Saul in .
And he brought thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonatha his son and they the bones of were hanged
nd the bones of Saul and Jonatha his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the of his fathernd they performed all that the ing commanded God was the land.
the Philistines had yet again with Israelnd David went down and his servants with him, and fought the Philistinesnd David waxed
nd of the sons of whose spear weighed three hundred of brass, girded with a new sword, thought to sla David.
But Abisai the son of Zruiah succored him and smote the Philistine and killed him. Then the of David swre unto him sayingThou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that the light of Israel.
And there was battle with the Philistines at the Husathite slew Saph of the sons of .
And there was battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of , a Bethlehemite slew Goliath the staff of whose spear was a beam.
And there was yet battle in Gth, where was a man of had on every hand six fingers and on every foot six toes
the brother of David slew him.
These four were the in Gth, and by the hand of David and by the hand of his
And David the words of this song the had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.
And he saidThe is my , my and my deliverer
be saved from mine enemies.
the waves of death
compassed me about the snares of death me.
In my I called the , and cried to my Godnd e heard my voice out of is temple, and my cry entered into is ears.
the earth trembled the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because e was .
went up out of is nostrils, and fire out of is mouth coals were kindled
upon the wings of the wind.
And e made darkness
thundered from heaven, and the ost igh is voice.
And e arrows and scattered them lightning and them.
And the of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were the rebuking of the , the of the breath of is nostrils.
He sent from me me out of waters.
He delivered me from my enemy, and from them that hated me were too strong for me.
hey me in the day of my
delivered me, because e delighted in me.
The rewarded me according to my righteousness according to the of my hands me.
For I kept the ways of the , and no
kept myself from .
the me according to my righteousness,
pure, and with the froward hou
the word of the
God is my strength , and way
maketh my feet , and setteth me upon my high .
teacheth my hands to , that a bow of is
mine enemies and destroyed them, and turned not again until I had consumed them.
I them and them, that they could not arise under my feet.
hou me with to battle them that rose against me under me.
beat them as small as the dust of the earth stamp them as the of the street and spread them abroad.
It is God that avengeth me, and bringeth down the people under me
nd me from mine enemies
I will O among the heathen, and will sing unto hy name.
his seed for .
the last of David. David the son of the man up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob and salmist of Israel said:
he pirit of the spke me, and is word on my tongue.
The God of Israel in the fear of God.
And he shall be as the morning when the a morning
hath made with me an everlasting covenant and all my .
the all of them as thorns cannot be taken with hands
ut the man that shall touch them must be armed with iron nd shall be burned with fire
the names of the mighty men
Eleazar the son of Dod the Ahohi, one of the three with David when they defied the Philistines were there gathered together battleand the men of Israel gone
arose and the Philistines until his hand unto the swordnd the a great victory daynd the people returned after him only to .
him was the son of Age the Hararite the Philistines were gathered together inwhere was a of full of and the people fled the Philistines
stood in the midst of the ground and defended it and slew the Philistinesnd the a great victory.
And three of the thirty went down and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave the of the Philistines pitched in the alley of .
And David was then in nd the of the Philistines then in Bethlehem.
And David longed and saidOh that
the three mighty brke through the ost of the Philistines and water out of the well of Bethlehem that was the gate, and took and brought it to Davidevertheless he would not drink thereof, but it unto the
said that I should do I the blood of men we in jeopardy of their lives he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
Abisai the brother of Joab, the son of was threend he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them, and name three.
he three was their captain he attained not unto three.
Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada the son of a valiant of , he slew two of Moab. He went down and slew a lion in a pit in time of now.
And he slew an Egyptian a goodly man had a spear in his hand went down to him with a staff and plucked the spear out of the Egyptians hand and slew him with his own spear
things did Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada and
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem
the Harodite Elia the Harodite
Helez the Ira the son of the
Zlmon Ahohite Maharai the Netophathite
Heleb the son of Baanah a Netophathite Itai the son of Ribai of of the children of Benjamin
Bnaiah the Hdai of the of
Abialbon the Arbathite
f the sons of
the Ahiam the son of Sarar
Eliphelet the son of the son of Maachathite Eliam the son of Ahitophel the Gilonite
Hezrai the Carmelite Parai the Arbite
Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah Bani the Gadite
Zele Ammonite Naharai Joab the son of
Uriah the : thirty and seven.
And the was against Israel, and David against them o number Israel and Juda.
the king said to Joab the captain of ost, all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to , and number the people that I may know the number of .
And Joab said unto the king that the eyes of my ord the king may see . But my ord the king in this thing?
Notwithstanding the kings word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the ost. Joab and the captains of the ost went out from the king to the people of Israel.
And they passed over Jordan and pitched in Aroer on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the valley of Gad and Jazer.
hen they to and to the land of and to Danaan and about to Sidon,
and came to the strong of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hvites and of the and the went out to the outh of Juda even to .
o when they had all the land they to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
And Joab the of the number of the people unto the kingnd there were in Israel hundred thousand men drew swordnd the men of Juda were five hundred thousand men.
And Davids heart smote him after he had numbered the people. And said unto the I have sinned in I have done. And now take away the of hy servant for I have done foolishly.
when David was up in morning, the word of the came unto the prophet Gad Davids ser, saying
o and say unto David, hus saith the : I offer thee three thingshoose of them I do thee.
Gad came to David and him and said unto him seven years in thy landr thou flee three months before thine enemies they theer there be three days pestilence in thy land Now and see what I shall to im that sent me.
and let me not fall into the hand of mn.
the sent a pestilence Israel from the morning the time appointednd there died of the people Dan seventy thousand men.
And when the ngel stretched out his hand Jerusalem to destroy it, the th evil, and said to the ngel destroyed the peoplet is : thine hand. And the ngel was the threshing place of Arunah the Jebusite.
David unto the when he saw the ngel smote the people, and saido, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly. But these sheep what have they done
day to David and said unto himo up rear an altar unto the the threshing floor of Arunah the Jebusite.
And David according to the saying of Gad went up as the commanded.
And Arunah looked and saw the king and his servants coming toward him went out and bowed himself the king on his face the ground
nd said my ord the king come to his servant? And David saido buy the threshing floor thee to an altar unto the that the plague may from the people.
And Arunah said unto my ord the king take and offer what seemeth good Behold oxen for sacrifice, and and other instruments of the oxen for wood.
thy God accept thee.
the king said unto but I will buy it thee at a price David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty of silver.
And David built there an altar unto the and offered burnt and peace offerings.
o the was