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Divers ificefi about the terns le. Chap. »*. The charge of certain Levitts.

% And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the Ion of \Jr.7.\, the son of Michri, and Mefhullam the Ion of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;

9 And their brethren according to their generations, nine hundred and Wry and fix. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers.

i» And of the priests; Jedaiah, and jehoiarih, and Jachin,

Ii And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Mesoullam, the lbn of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;

i« And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pafliur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son ofjahzerab, the son of Meihullam, the fon of Methillemith, the son of Immer;

13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and fcnen hundred and threescore; .cry ahlt men for the work of the service of the house of God.

14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the sonofHasstiab, the son of Azrikam, the fen of Hafhabiah, of the sons of Merari j

15 And Bakbakkar, Hereto, and Gala!, and Matt am ah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the Ion of Asapli;

ti And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Gaial, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the (on of Asa, the ion of F.lkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

17 And the porters inert, Shallum.and Akkub,audTalraon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum ivas the chief;

it Who hitherto -waitedin the king's gate eastward: they mere porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, 'he Korahites, were over the work of 'he service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle;. and their fathers, being over 'he host os' the Lord, tuere keepers of 'he entry.

*o And Phinehas the son of Eleazar "M tiie ruler over them in tirne pair, withe Lor D ivas with him.

1: And Zecbariah the son of Mefhelemiah <wsu porter of the door of the tawrnade of the congregation.

>* All these •which ivere chosen to be porters in the gates ivere two hundred wd twelve. These were reckoned by TMe|r Ztnti\ogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did or««st in their set office.

»3 So they and their children had the

oversight of the gates of the house of the Lord, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

»4 In four auarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.

25 And their brethren, which mere in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their lift office, and wvre over the chamber? and treasuries of the house of God.

27 fl And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge ivas upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

28 And certain of them h?d the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

29 Some of them also ivere appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, aud the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.

30 Andfome of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.

31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who tuas the firstborn of Shallum the Koiahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans.

52 And other of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the stiewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.

33 And these are the fingers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, uulio remaining in the chambers ivere free; for they were employed in that work day and night.

34. These chief fathers of the LevitrS ivere chief throughout their generations; these dwejt at Jerusalem.

35 _fl And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehad, whole wise's name ivas Maachah:

36 And iiis firstborn son Abdon, then •Zur, and Kith, and Baal, and Nit, and Nadab,

37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.

38 And Mikloth begat Shimeara. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jeruialem, over against their brethren.

39 And Ner begatKifli, and Kifh begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Mai chi-ssiua, and Abinadab, and Eih-baai.

40 And the son of Jonathan ivas Merib-baal: and Merib-baal begat Micah.

41 And the sons of Micah ivere Pithori, and Melecb, and Tahrea, and Ahaz.

42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimrij and Zimri bei^at Moza;

4.3 AndMozabegat Bineaj and Repha. David made king.

Saul and hit sons stain. I.CHRONICLES

iah his son, Elcnsah his son, Azel his son. 44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ifhmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiali, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.

C H A P. X. j Saul's overthrow and death. % The Philistines triumph over him. 11 Jabejhgilead's kindness to him and his sons.

NOW the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men ot Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down stain in mount Gilboa.

7. And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, .and Abinadal>, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

3 And the battle went lore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcisedconie and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.

7 And when all the men of Israel that •were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

8 fl And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his bead in the temple of Dagon.

11 *\ And when all Jabesti-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

1 z They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabeih, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabeih, and fasted seven days.

13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lor D, *i/«j against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire ositi

14 And enquired not of the Lor D:

therefore he stew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

CHAP. XI. 1 David made king. \Heiminneththe castle os'iionsrom the Jebusttes by Joab's valour. 10 A catalogue oj his -worthies. THEN all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou ivast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord thy God said unto thee, Thou slialt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.

3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the Lord; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord by Samuel.

4 « And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which // Jebus; where the Jebulites inert; the inhabitants of the land.

5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless, David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David.

6 And David laid, whosoever lmiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.

7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David.

8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

9 So David waxed greater and greater : for the Lo R D of hosts tuas with him.

10 fl These also are the chief of the mighty men, whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lo R D concerning I si ad.

11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the thief of the captains: he lifted up his ("pear against three hundred slain by him at one tune.

li- And after him ivas Eleazar the sen of Dodo, the Ahohite, who ivas one of the three mighties.

13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, and there the Philistines wei-e gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines.

14 And they set themselves in the

midst of that parcel, and delivered it, ana

slew the Philistines; and the Lo R D seve4

them by a great deliverance, ., _

15 Novr

A catalogue tf

i5Nowthreeof the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave ofAdiillam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.

16 And David ivas then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then st Beth-lehem.

17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the niter of the well of Beth-lehem, that uat the rate!

18 And the three brake through the koft of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that •was bythe gate, and took if, and brought;'/ to David: but David would not drink •Tit, but poured it out to the Lor D,

19 Aftd said, My God forbid it me, that I stiould do this thing: mall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy; for with thejeor<"J; os their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.

10 And Abifliai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up hit spear against three hundred, he Hew tkrn, and had a name among the three.

11 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their uptain: howbeit he attained not to the/r/? three.

u Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he Hew two lion lite men of Moab: also he went down and flew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.

13 And he flew an Egyptian, a man of gnat stature, five cubits high; and in tbe Egyptian's hand ivas a spear, like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the foear out of the Egyptian's hand, ud flew him with his own ipear.

H These things did Benaiah the son °f Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighties.

15 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the/r/tf three: and David set him over his guard.

16 Also tbe valiant men of the armies wire, ACahel the brother of Joab, BUha«an the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem,

17 Shatnmoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,

1' Ira the son of Ikkem the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,

i* Sibbecai the Hufhathite, Ilai the Ahohite,

}o Maharai the Netophathite, Heled 'he son of Baanah the Netophathite,

"'■ Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah.

Chap. xii. DawtTs ivorthUs.

that pertained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,

31 Hurai of the brooks of Gaafli, Abiel the Arbathite,

33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

3+ The sons of Hafliem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararitc,

35 Ahi.tin the son of Sacar the Hararitc, Eliphal the son of Vi;

36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelqnite,

37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,

38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,

39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbeaier of Joab the son of Zeruiah,

40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the sou of Ahlai,

41 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,

43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Jostiaphat the Mithnite,

44 Uzzia the Afhterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hotlian the Axoerite,

45 Jediael the son of Shimri, aud Joha his brother, the Tizite,

46 Elicl the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joihaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,

47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jafiel the Mesobaite.

CHAP. xn. 1 The companies that came to Da<viJ at '/.Mag. 13 The armies that came to him at Hebron.

NOW these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kilh: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.

a They ivere armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones, and flmting arrows out of a bow, even df Saul's brethren of Benjamin.

3 The. chief ivas Ahiezer, then Joasli. the sons of Shemaah theGibeathire; and Jeziel> and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johan 111, and Josabad the Gederathite,

5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shqmaiiah the Haruphite, ': ■. _ 6. Elkanah, and Jesish, and Azareel, I. CHRONICLES

David's helpers

and Joezer, and Jnftobeam, the Korhites,

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the foils of Jeroham of Gedor.

8 And of the Gadites there separated thfemselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war// for the battle, that could handle ihield and buckler, whose faces "were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Elwb the third,

Io Milhmannah the fourth, Jeremiah

the fifth,

ii Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, Ii Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the

ninth,

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.

14 Theft ivere os the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

15 These are they that, went over Jordan in the first-month, when it had overflown ail his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.

16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.

17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If yc be come peaceably Unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there it no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who iuat chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are tut, David, and on thy fide, thou son of Jesle: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captain* of the band.

19 And there teWsome of Manasleh to Divid, when he camewith the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped tii em not: for the lords of the Philistihes upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy cjTour heads.

io As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasleh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains bf the Thousands that ivere of Manasleh.

»i And they helped David against the band of the roiiersi for they were all mighty men of Valour, and were cepnlcs in the host.

to make him king.

ii For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

13 % And these' are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, <th<i came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, ac. cordihg to the Word of the Lord.

14. The children of Judah that bare shield and spear ivere six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.

15 Of the children'of Simeon, mighty men of valoUr for the waiy set en thousand and one hundred;

16 Of the children of Levi. four thousand and six hundred.

17 And Jehoiada •was the leader of the Aaronites, and with siim ivire three thousand and seven hundred;

18 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.

»9 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand 1 for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul.

30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.

31 And of the half tribe of Manasleh, eighteen thousand, which wereexpreft'ed by name, to come, and make David king.

32 And of the children of Ifl'achar, "\vhich ivere men that had Understanding

of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred: and all their brethren <Were at their commandment.

33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, sift}' thousand, which could keep rank: thrynverenotosdoubleheart«

3+ And of Naphtali n thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.

35 And of the Danites expert in was twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.

36 And of After, such as went fortll to battle, expert in war, forty thousand.

37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, abd tff the half tribe of Manasleh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.

38 All these men of War, that couht keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel 1 and all the rest al so of Israel teere of one heart to make David king.

39 And thwe they were with David

1 tkrw three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

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40 Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asset, and oh camels, aud on mules, and on oxen, anJmcM, meal, calces of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and iheep abundantly: for thtre -was joy m Israel.

CHAP. XIII. s Davidseieheih the drksrom Kirjath-jearim. 9 Uzza being smitten the ark is left at the house osObed-edom. *ND D-avidconsulted with the capi\ tains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.

I And.David said untoall the congregation of Israel, if it seem good unto you, and that it be of the Lord our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all theland of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their citiessl«,/suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:

3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.

4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.

6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that it to Kirjath-jearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the Lor D, that dWelleth between the cherubims, whose same is called on it.

7 And they carried the ark of God in 1 new cait out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.

% And David and all Israel played before God with all their riiight, and with sinking, and with harps, and with plal teries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

9 f And when they came unto, the thresljingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the' ark; for the oxen stumbled.

to And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because lie put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.

II And David was displeased, because the Lor 0 had made a breach upon Vz*a: Wherefore that place is called Pertx-uzzato this day.

"And David was afraid of OoQ that

djy, faying, How (hall I bring the ark of God home to me r

'3.60 David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.

14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months. Andthe Lord blessed the houseof Obed-edom, and all that he had

CHAP. XIV.

1 Hiram's kindness to David. 1 David's

jeliatj in people, wives, and children

8 His two viflories.

NOW Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of

fe •?r,?.wlth m:lsorts and carpenters, to build him an house.

I And David perceived that the Lor D had confirmed him king over Israel for his kingdom was lifted up on hitrh' because of his people Israel.'

3 And David took more wives at Jei-usalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.

♦ Now these are the names of his childreni which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

5 And Ibhar, and Elisluia, and Elpalet,

6AndNogah, andNepheg.and Japhia,

7 And Ehstiama, and Beeliada, and Ehphalet.

8 f And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them.

9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim

.u '°«£n,? ,Dav!d enfluirt<l of God, saving, Shall I go up agajnst the Philistine* > and wilt thou deliver them into minthand? And the Lord said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.

V£° *li7 came UP t0 Baal-perazim, and David smote them there. Then Da v.d said, God hath broken iri upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim

II And when they had left their gor-i there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.

14. Therefore David enquired again of God: and God said unto him, Go nvt up atter them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against tlie mulberry* trees.

15 And it fhaMbe, wh«htliffu,aalMicar

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