THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL compared
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THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL
The 1st Chapter
fter the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites and had two days in 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 him Out of the of Israel am I escaped. And David said him How tell me. And he the people 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 that told himow knowest thou that Saul and Jonatha his son be dead? nd the young man that told him said I by chance mount , Saul leaned upon his spear and the chariots and horsemen followed him. looked and called me. And I answeredere am I. And he said unto me 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 that he was fallennd 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 that were with him And they mourned, wept and fasted until , for Saul and Jonatha his son, and for the people of the , and for the house of Israel because they were the sword.
David unto the young man that And David said unto him How thou not afraid to thine hand to destroy ? And David called one of young men and said Go and upon him. And he smote him that he died. David unto himhy blood upon head for mouth hath testified against thee saying I have slain the anointed.
And David teach the children of the of behold it is written in the book of
The of Israel is slain upon th high in the streets of lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph Ye mountains of there the shield of the mighty cast the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil. rom the blood of the from the fat of the mighty
Saul and Jonathalovely 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 hy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How the mighty , and the weapons of war
The 2nd Chapter
fter this David the sayinghall I go up into any of the cities of Juda? And the said. And David hither shall I go? , nto Hebron. o David went thither his two wives also, Ahinoam the and Abigail Nabals wife the Carmelite. And men that 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 Juda. told David, the men of Jabes buried Saul sent messengers unto and said unto themlessed ye the , that ye have shwed 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 have anointed me king over them.
But Abner the son of Ner captain of Sauls host, took the son of Saul and brought him to Mahanaimnd 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 and the servants of David went out and met by the ool of nd they sat down, the one on the 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 which 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 herefore th place was called which is in . And there a battle that day Abner and the men of Israel the servants of David.
And there three sons of Zruiah there Joab, and Asahel: Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roend 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? owbeit he Abner with the hinder end of the spear smote him under the rib, 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 were come to the hill that lieth before Giah the way the wilderness of
the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner on and stood on the top of an hill. Then Abner called to Joab and saidhall the sword devour ? knowest thou not that bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be, thou bid the people return from following their brethren? And Joab s God liveth, thou hadst 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 the , and over Jordan, and through all and 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 sepulchre of his father in Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and came to Hebron.
The 3rd Chapter
here 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 Maacah 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 name the daughter of Aiahnd said to Abner Wherefore thou my fathers concubine? Then was Abner very wroth for the words of and saidAm I a dogs head, which 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 thou a fault this woman? So do God to Abner and except as the 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 , sayinghose is the land? ake with me, and, my hand with thee, to bring all Israel unto thee. And said, I will make a with theeut one thing I require of thee, that hou not my face, except thou first bring Michl Sauls daughter, when thou comest to see .And David sent messengers to Sauls son sayingeliver me my wife which I an hundred foreskins of the Philistines. And sent and took her from her husband Phaltiel 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, saying the hand of my servant David I will save my 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 to Hebron and twenty men with him David made and the men that were with him a feast. Abner said unto David I 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 not with David in Hebron for he had sent him away in peace. When Joab and all the host that was with him were come, told Joab saying Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away he is gone in peace. Then Joab to the king and saidhat hast thou done?, Abner came unto thee why hast 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 was come out from , he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah David. And when Abner was to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him , and smote him under the rib that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother. And afterward David, he said I 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 one that hath issue or had slain their brother Asahel at in battle. And David said to Joab and to all the people that were with him, your clothes and sackcloth and mourn before Abner. And king 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
fellest thou. And all the people wept over him.
And when all the people came to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware sayingo do God to me and , if I taste bread or ought else, till the be down. And the people it, and it pleased them all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not the to slay 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 Zruiah be too for me the reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
The 4th Chapter
hen Sauls son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands and all troubled. Sauls son had two men that were captains the the one Baanah and the other Rechab, the sons of Rmon a Berothite, of the children of Benjamin: for was reckoned to Benjamin And 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 as she made haste to flee, Rechab and Baanah went, and came the heat of the day to the house of , on a bed at noon. they came into the house on his bed in his , and smote him and slew him and beheaded him and took his head and gat them away through the all night. And they brought the head of unto David to Hebron and said to the kingehold the head of thine enemy, which 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 thems 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 tidingsow much more wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? o therefore no require his blood of your hand and take you from the earth? 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 sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
The 5th Chapter
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 shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. o all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebronnd ing 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 unto the Jebusites the of the land unto Davidxcept thou take away the blind and the lame thou shalt not come in hither David come in . Nevertheless David took the hold of is the city of David. David dayhosoever the and the lame and the blind hated of Davids soul. Wherefore blind and the lame shall not come into the house. David dwelt in the and called it the city of David. And David built round about from inward. And David
of Tyre sent messengers to Davidedar trees and carpenters and asons buil David an house. David perceived that the had him ing over Israel and had exalted his kingdom for his people Israels sake. And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron and sons and daughters born to David. And these be the names of that were born him in Jerusalem, Sobab, Nathan, Eliada, and Eliphalet.
But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David ing over Israel, the Philistines came in the valley of Rphaim. And David of the sayinghall I go to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into hand? And the said unto David: 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 valley Rphaim. And David the when thou hearest the of a going in the tops of the out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. And David did as the commanded him and smote the Philistines from to Gzer.
The 6th Chapter
, David chosemen Israel thirty thousand the name of the of hosts that dwelleth between the cherubis. And they the rk of God upon a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that and Ahio the sons of Abinadab drve the new cart. And they brought it out of th house of Abinadab at 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 , put his hand to the ark of God and hld it for the oxen . And the was and God smote him for his error; 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 city 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 ing Davidhe ha blessed the house of Obeddom and all that pertaineunto him, because of the rk of God went and brought the rk of God from the house of Obeddom the city of David with gladness. And when they that bare 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 trumpetAnd as the ark of the came into the city of David, Michl Sauls daughter looked through a window and saw ing David and before the and despised him in her heart. And they brought in the rk of the , and set it in his place, 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 ostsnd 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 saidow glorious was the king of Israel , himself the eyes of the of his servants, as which chose me before thy father and before all his more vile than , and will be in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
The 7th Chapter
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 ing
the word of the came unto Nathan sayingo and tell my servant David, hus saith the halt thou build me an house for to dwell in? 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. awhere I the children of Israel spake I word with any of the tribes of Israel I commanded to feed my people Israel sayinghy build ye not me an house of edar Now therefore so say unto my servant David, hus saith the of osts I took thee from following sheep to be ruler over my 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 that are in the I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant since the time I commanded udges to be over my people Israel, and thee rest from all thine enemies. the telleth thee that he will thee an .And when thy days be fulfilled and thou with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy , and will his kingdom. e shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the of his kingdom for ever I will be his father and he shall be my son the children of men But my 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 all this vision
Then went king David and before the and said a small thing in thy sight Lord but thou also of thy servants house for a great while to come Lord ? And what can David say more unto thee thou knowest thy servantor thy words sake and according to thine own heart hast thou done all these great things to make thy servant.
Wherefore thou art great O Godthere is none like thee, neither is there any God th, according to all that we have heard with our ears. And what one in the earth is like thy people Israel, God went people, and to make him a name, and to great and terrible, before thy people which thou redeemest to thee Egypt, from the and their ods thou hast thy people Israel to be a people for evernd thou art their God. And now God the thou hast thy servant and his houseit for ever and do as thou hast said. And let thy name be for ever, , he of osts is the God Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be before thee. For thou of osts God of Israel hast thy servant saying I will build thee an house therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. And now Lord thou art th God, and thy words be true thou hast this goodness unto thy servant now to bless the of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before theeor thou Lord hast thy blessing the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
The 8th Chapter
fter 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 river 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. And
all the host of dadezer, sent Joram his son unto king 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 ing David did 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 of the Srians in the valley of alteighteen thousand men. And he put in Edom throughout all Edom put he 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 And the son of and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests and Sraiah was the cribe And Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cerethites and the and Davids sons were chief rulers.
The 9th Chapter
Davids there yet any left of the house of Saul, that I may shw him for Jonathas sake? And there was of the of Saul a servant And the king said unto him said unto the kingin the house of Machir the son of in . Then king 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 was come unto David, he fell on his face David And he answered Behold thy servant And David saidear not for I will surely shw thee kindness for sake and will restore thee all the of Saul thy father and thou shalt eat that thou look upon such a dead dog as I am?
Then the king called Ziba Sauls unto him I 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 alway my table. Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. Then said Ziba unto the king all that my ord hath my table, as one of the kings sons. had a young nameMichand all that in the house of Zibawere servants unto . dwelt in Jerusalem for he at the kings table and was on both .
The 10th Chapter
t after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hann his son reigned in his stead. Then said David I will shw kindness unto Hann the son of Nahas, as his father shwed 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? hath rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city and to spy it out, to overthrow it
Wherefore Hann took Davids servants and shaved off the one half of beard and cut off their garments in the middle, even to the buttocks and sent them away. When at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.
when the children of Ammon saw that they stank David, sent and hired the of Bethrehob the Srians of Zoba twenty thousand footmen and of king 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 by themselves in the field.When Joab saw that the front of the battle was before and , he chose of all the of Israel and put them in array against the And 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 hi. And Joab and the people that with him battle against the fled before him. when the children of Ammon saw that the Srians were fled, then fled they also before Abisai, 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 sent and brought out the Srians that were beyond the rivernd came and the captain of the host of Hadaezer 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 that were servants to Hadaezer 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.
The 11th Chapter
And it came to pass, 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 and 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 said I am with child.
David sent to Joab, end Uria the . And Joab sent Uria to David. And when Uria was 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 king 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 day also, and I will let thee depart. o Uria abode in Jerusalem that day and the morrow. And David called him, he and drnk before him and he made him drunknd at even 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 warnd charged the messenger sayinghen thou hast made an end of telling the of war unto the king if and say unto theeherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city fight? knw ye not that would shoot from the wall? ho smote Abimelech son of ? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebe? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thouhy servant Uria the is dead also.
the messenger went and came and shwed 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 entering of the gate. And the shooters shot from the wall th servants of the be deadnd thy servant Uria the is dead also. unto the messenger, hus say unto Joab, et not th thing theeor the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more 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 bare him a son. But the that David had displeased the .
The 12th Chapter
And the sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him and said unto himhere were two men in one city rich and poor. he rich had exceeding and But the poor had nothing save one little lamb which he bought and nourished upnd it grew up with him and his children did eat 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 that was come unto himut took the poor mans lamb and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And that hath done this thingshall surely die: 6 And he 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 I anointed thee king over Israel and thee out of the hand of Saul And 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 . Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the , to do in his sight? thou 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 me 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 didst it secretly will do this thing before all Israel
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
Nathan departed unto his house. And the struck the child that Urias wife bare 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 spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voiceow 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 did eat. Then said his servants unto himhat is this that thou hast done? hou and for th child while it was alive was dead thou didst rise and eat . And he hile the child was alive, I fasted and weptor I ho can tell whether G will that the child may live? But now is dead wherefore should I fast? can 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 her and she bare a son called and the loved him. And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet and called his name Jedidiah, of the
And Joab fought against of the children of Ammon took the nd sent messengers to David I have Rabah, and have taken the water. 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 of gold with precious stonesnd head. And he brought the spoil of the city in great abundance.
And he brought the people that 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 Jerusalem.
The 13th Chapter
And it that Absalom had a fair sister name Amnon son of David loved. And Amnon was so vexed that he fell sick for his sister But Amnon had a And he said unto him thou not tell me? And Amnon him I 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 at her hand.
Amnon lay down and made himself sicknd when the king was come 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 made in his sight and did bake out all men from . And they went out from him. Amnon unto ring the meat into the chamber that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brothernd them him to eat he took her and said unto her, ome lie with me my sister. she answered himay, my brother do not force me whither shall I my shame? nd 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 hernd she said unto him, this me away the other that thou didst 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 that were virgins apparelled.
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? in her brother Absaloms house.
king 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 Baal came to the king and saidehold thy servant hath let the king and his servants with thy servant. And the king said Absalomay my son let us not go we be chargeable unto thee. And him: 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
while they were in the way, tidings came to David Absalom ha slain all the kings sons, left Then the king arose and tare 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. 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 that kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked behold, there came much people by way as 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 mourned for his son . o Absalom and went to Gesur, and was there three years.
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Joab the son of Zruiah perceived that the kings heart was toward Absalom sent to , and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on mourning apparelnd anoint not thyself with oilut be as a woman that had long time mourned for the dea And to the king and speak o 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 thee? nd she answered I amindeed 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 alsond so they shall quench my which is left And the king said unto the to thine house, and I will give charge thee. And the woman of said unto the king My ord king, the be on me and on my fathers house and the king and his be guiltless. And the king saought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall more Then said she let the king remember my son. And he saids the 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 saidherefore 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 spilt on the ground which cannot be gathered up again God means that banished be not expelled from him. ow that I am 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 that would destroy me and my son out of the inheritance of God. Then thine handmaid said therefore the thy God be with thee.
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 saids 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 th of thy servant Joab my ord iswise, according to the wisdom of an ngel of God, to all things that are in the earth.
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 head (for at every years end he it because was heavy on him, therefore he it) the hair and one daughter name was a fair
Absalom dwelt two years in Jerusalem the kings sent for Joab, to have sent 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 himherefore have thy servants my field fire? And Absalom therefore let me before the kingnd the king kissed .
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fter this Absalom him 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
of the king to hear thee. Absalom said moreover Oh that I were judge in the land, that mn which when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand and took him and kissed him. And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
And forty years Absalom said unto the king I 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 Absalom reigneth in Hebron.
And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem that were callednd they went and knew And Absalom sent for Ahitophel the Gilonite Davids counsellor, 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 that were with him at Jerusalem and let us flee for we shall not else escape from Absalomake 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 and all the Pelethites, and all the six hundred men which cme from Gth, before the king. Then said the king to the , herefore thou with us? eturn and abide with the king for thou art a stranger answered the king and saids 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 that were with him. And all the country wept with a loud voicend all the people the wilderness.
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 cityf I shall find favour in the eyes of the , he will bring me again, and shw me both it and
The king said also unto the priest thou 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 again to Jerusalem and they tarried there. And David went up omount livet and wept as he went, and had his head covered and went barefootnd all the people that was with him every man his head, and as they went
, turn the counsel of Ahitophel foolishness. David was come to the top of the mount, where h God behold, Husai the Archite came him with his coat and earth upon his head
Unto whom David saidf thou with me thou shalt be a burden unto me if thou return to the city say unto Absalom I will be thy servant O king the counsel of Ahitophel. And thou there with thee and Abiathar the priests, thou shalt hear out of the kings house that ye can hear. o Husai Davids friend the citynd Absalom into Jerusalem.
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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 of bread, and hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of , and a bottle of wine. the king Zibahat thou thee? 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 son? nd Ziba said unto the kingehold, he at Jerusalemor he said day shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father. Then said the king to Zibaehold, thine are all that pertained unto Mephibosheth. And Ziba I beseech thee that I may find grace in thy sight my ord king.
And when king David came to Bahurim behold, thence came out a man of the of the house of Saul name the son of Gera he came . And he cast stones at David and at all the servants of king 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 sonnd thou art in thy mischief, because thou art a blood.
Then said Abisai the son of Zruiah unto the kinghy this dead dog curse my ord the king? let 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 sayherefore so? And David said to Abisai, and to all his servantsehold, my son which came of bowels seeketh my lifeow 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 hills side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him and cast dust. And the king and all that were with him came 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, God save the king. And Absalom said to s this th kindness to thy friend? hy 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 which he hath left to keep the house all Israel shall hear that thou thy father then shall the hands of all that 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 counselled in those days, was as a man had of God: so was all the counsel of both David and Absalom.
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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 weak handed, and will him all the people that are with him shall fleend will smite the king onlynd 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 was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him saying Ahitophel hath counsel that Ahitophel hath given is not good at this time. Forsaid thou knowest thy father and men, that they be mighty mennd they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelpsnd thy father is a man war, and will not
be overthrown at the first, that it will the people that Absalom all Israel knoweth that thy father is a man, and they which be 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 saidhe 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 counselled. Now therefore send quickly and David saying not night in the of the wilderness, but over lest the king be and all the people that are with him. Now Jonatha and Ahimaaz by for they might not be seen to come the citynd a wench went and told themnd they and king David.Nevertheless a lad saw them told Absalomut they went both of them away quickly and came to a mans house in Bahurim, which 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 househere Ahimaaz and Jonatha the said unto themhey be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. And they were departed, th came out of the well, and went and told king David and said unto and quickly over the water for hath Ahitophel .
Then David arose and all the people that were with him, and they over Jordan b th there lacked not one of them that was not over Jordan. And when Ahitophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass and arose and gat him home to his house to his city, and put his household in order and hanged himself and died, and was buried in the sepulchre 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 which Amasa was a mans son name a that went Abigail the daughter of sister to Zruiah Joabs mother. Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of . when David was come to Mahanaim, Sobi the son of of of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of of and the of Rogelim, rought beds, basns, and earthen vessels and and cheese of kine, for David and the people that were with him to eator they he people hungry, , and thirsty in the wilderness.
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And numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and of hundreds over them. sent 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 usut thou worth ten thousand of us therefore it is better that thou succour us out of 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 Israel and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim Where the people of Israel were before the servants of David, and there was a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand 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, and told Joabehold, I saw Absalom hang in an aknd Joab said unto that told him sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him to the ground I have given thee ten 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 that bare 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 kings daleor he said I have no to keep my name in remembrancend 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 that 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, let me I pray thee after . And Joab saidherefore thou run my son thou no let me run. And he said unto himun. Then Ahimaaz ran by the plain and overran .
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 is tidings in his mouth. And he came and drew . And the watchman saw another man running and called unto the porter and saidehold anotherman running alone. And the king also tidings And the watchman saide thinketh 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 which hath up the men that lifted up their hand against my ord the king. And the king saids the Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answered And the king saidurn and stand here. And he turned and stood.And behold came and saididings my ord the king the hath thee this day of all that rose against thee. And the king said s the Absalom safe? And answeredhe enemies of my ord the king and all that rise against thee to thee, be as is. And the king was moved and went up to chamber over the gate and weptnd as he went thus he said my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom would God I had died for thee Absalom, my son, my son
The 19th Chapter
And it was told Joab, the king and mourne for Absalom. And the victory that day into mourning unto all the peopleor the people heard say that day how the king for his sonnd the people 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 sonAnd Joab into the house to the king and saidhou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life and the lives of thy sons and daughters, and the lives of thy wives and concubinesn 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 at 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 is fled out of the land for Absalom. Absalom whom we anointed over us is dead in battle. Now therefore why ye bringn the king And king David sent to and Abiathar the priests sayingpeak unto the elders of my bones and my flesh: wherefore then
God do so to me and thou be captain of the ost me in the room 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, eturn 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 which was of Bahurim, hasted and came with the men of Juda king Davidnd 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 come over Jordannd said unto thy servant did my ord the king out of Jerusalem that the king should take it to heart. For thy servant doth know that I have therefore behold, I am 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? shall man this day in Israel for I know that I am this day king over Israel the king said unto hou shalt not diend sware 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 was come to Jerusalem the king, the king said unto himherefore not thou with me? And he y ord king, my servant deceived meor thy servant said because thy servant is lame. And he hath thy servant unto my ord the kingut my ord the king is as an ngel of God: do therefore what good in thine eyes. For all my fathers house were but dead men my ord the king: yet didst thou among them that eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king? And the king said divide the land And said unto the kinge let him take all formuch as my ord the king is 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 fourscore years old and had provided the king of 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: a burden unto my ord the kinghy 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 let 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 whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee. And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was 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: wherefore be ye angry for th matter? we of the kings cost? or give us any gift? And the men of Israel answered the men of Juda and saide have ten parts in the king, and have more right in David than yehy 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.
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And there happened to be have no part in David, inheritance in the son of every man to his 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 ward and unto the day of the death,
Then said the king to Amasa me the men of within three days tarried longer than the time which appointed him. said to ow shall Seba the son of lest he get him cities and escape us. And there went out after him Joabs men and the and the and the out of Jerusalem to after Seba the son of Bchri. hen they were at the great stone in , Amasa them. And garment that he had gird unto him, and And Joab said to Amasar in my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the with the right hand kiss him.
Amasa took no heed to the that was in Joabs hand 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 in blood in the midst of the . And man that all the people when he saw that that came by him stood still, all the people went after Joab to after Seba the son of Bchri.
And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, and all nd the gathered and went also after him. And they came and besieged him in Abel nd they cast up a bank against the citynd it ll the people that with Joab the wall. Then cried a wise woman out of the city, ear hear, I pray you Joabome hither, that I may speak with the words of handmaid And he to destroy a city a mother in Israelhy thou the inheritance of the ?And Joab answered and said, it me, that I should or destroy The matter is not so: ut a man of mount Ephraim, Seba the son of Bchri by name, hath lifted up his hand against king Davideliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab Behold, 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 out 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 And Adram was over the tributend Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder the Jairite was David
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Then there in the days of David three years, year yearndDavid enquired of the . And the answeredt is for and house, because he slew the Gbeonites. And the king called the and said unto themow the Gbeonites not of the children of Israel, but remnant of the and the children of Israel unto themnd Saul sought to slay them zeal to the children of Israel and Juda. Wherefore David said unto thehat shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I that ye may bless the inheritance of the ?And the said unto him have no silver gold Saul his house neither man that consumed in any of the coasts of Israel, et seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, we hang them up unto the in of Saul
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 bare 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 in the hill before the nd they fell all seven together in the days of harvest in the beginning of barley harvest.
And the daughter of Aiah took ackcloth and spread it her upon the ock, from the beginning of harvest until 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, which 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 them that were hangednd the bones of Saul and Jonatha his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the sepulchre 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 faintnd girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David. But Abisai the son of Zruiah succoured him and smote the Philistine and killed him. Then the of David sware unto him saying Thou 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 like 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 servants.
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And David spake the words of this song the the had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul
And he said The is my , and my deliverer God my in him will I trust: my shield and the horn
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 he hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry enterinto his ears. the earth trembled the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was .
went up out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth coals were kindled And he rode upon herub and fl: and upon the wings of the wind. And he made darkness round about him,
thundered from heaven, and the most igh his voice. And he 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 his 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 he delighted in me.
The rewarded me according to my righteousness according to the of my hands he me. For I kept the ways of the , and no kept myself from . the me according to my righteousness With the pure thou pure and with the froward thou the word of the he a to all that trust in him.
maketh my feet and setteth me upon my high .
teacheth my hands to that a bow of is
and destroyed them and turned not again until I had consumed them.I them and them, that they could not arise: 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 did spread them abroad.
hou delivered me from the of my people, me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
and exalted be God the It is God that avengeth me, and bringeth down the people under me And me from mine enemies: thou lifte me up on high them that against me delivere me from the mn.herefore I will thee O among the heathen, and will sing unto thy name. his seed for .
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hese be the last of David. David the son of saidnd the man up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob and salmist of Israel saidhe pirit of the spake me, and his my tongue. The God of Israel in the fear of God. And he shall be as the morning, when the a morning he hath made with me an everlasting covenantall of them as thorns cannot be taken with hands But the man that shall touch them must be 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 that were there gathered together battleand the men of Israel were gone arose and the Philistines until his hand unto the swordnd the a great victory daynd the people returned after him only to spoil. fter him was Shammah the son of Age the Hararite the Philistines were gathered together in where 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 valley of . And David was then in an holdnd the of the Philistines then in Bethlehem. And David longed and said Oh that the three mighty brake through the ost of the Philistines and water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took and brought it to David: evertheless he would not drink thereof, but it unto the said that I should do the blood of men that we in jeopardy of their lives? he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men. the brother of Joab, the son of was threend he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them, and was their captain he attained not unto the three.
Bnaiah the son of Jehoiada the son of a valiant of , he slew two of Moabe 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 spearthings 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 Abiezer 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 Arbathitef 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 Ira Gareb Uriah the : thirty and seven.
The 23rd Chapter
And the was against Israel, and David against them o number Israel and Juda. the king said to Joab the captain of osto 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, and that the eyes of my ord the king may see ut 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 of Gad and Jazer, and about to , nd came to the strong of Tyre, and to all the cities of the 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 up the of the number of the people unto the kingnd there were in Israel hundred thousand men that drew swordnd the men of Juda were five hundred thousand men.
And Davids heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And said unto the I have sinned in that I have donend now take away the of thy servant for I have done foolishly. when David was up in morning, the word of the came unto the prophet Gad Davids ser, sayingo and say unto David, hus saith the I offer thee three things; choose of them I do thee. Gad came to David and him and said unto him seven years in thy land or thou flee three months before thine enemies they thee or that there be three days pestilence in thy landow and see what I shall to him that sent me. David unto Gad I am in a strait let fall into the hand of the for his 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 h th evil, and said to the ngel that destroyed the peoplet is the Jebusite. spake unto the when he saw the ngel that smote the people, and saido, I have sinned, and I have done wickedlyut these sheep what have they done? let I pray thee
and said unto himo up rear an altar unto the in the 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 groundnd saidherefore is my ord the king come to his servant? And David saido buy the of thee, to an altar unto the that the plague may from the people. And Arunah said unto et my ord the king take and offer what seemeth good : ehold 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 of thee at a price David bought the and the oxen for fifty of silver. And David built there an altar unto the and offered burnt and peace offerings. o the was the landnd the plague from Israel.
The end of the second book of Samuel: