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David briugeth the ark I. C rf R O NIC L E S
a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou (halt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of thePhiliftinesfromGibeonevcntoGazer.
17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.
CHAP. XV. j Davidsordtr about bringing the arkfrom O'acd-edom. 25 He persormtth it -with great joy. 29 Michal despiseth him.
AiiT>Da<vid made him houscsin the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. aThen David said, Noncoughttocarry the ark of God but the Levites-, for them hath the Lord chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the Lo R D unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty:
6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the, chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:
7 Of the sons of Gerfiiom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty: _
g Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two lrandred:
9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:
10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.
11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Alaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
11 And said unto them, Ye art the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, bothy c and your brethren, thatye may bring up theark of the Lord God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.
13 For because ye did it not at the first, the Lo R D our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
14.S0 the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel.
15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God.upon their shoul
ders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, according to the word of die Lord.
16 And David (pake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psaltenes,and harps,and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren Asaph the son of Berechiah: and of the sons of Merari their brethren, .Ethan the son of Kusliarah;
18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, andMaaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel the porters.
19 So the singers, Heman, Afrph, and Ethan, ivere appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;
20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maasciah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
21 AndMattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel. .
nAndChenaniah.chicfcftheLevites, iva't for song: he instructed about the song, because he tvas ikilful.
23 And Berechiuh and Elkanak ixere doorkeepers for the ark.
24 And Shebnniah, and Jehofhaphnt, and Ncthaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah,andBenaiah,andEliezer,thc priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God; and Obed-edom and Jehiali tuere doorkeepers for the! ark.
25f So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the house of Obed-edom with joy. . 1
26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of tlie covenant of the Lo R D , that they offend seven bullocks and seven rams.
27 And David ivas clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that hare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an epboa
"of linen. ,
28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lo R D with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, aiw with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and Jistrp^
29 fs And it came to pass, as the ark of I Jacob for a law, and to Israel/er an ever«ke covenant of the Lor D came to the I lasting covenant,
city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing s and lite despised him in ner heart. CHAP. XVI. 1 David'J festivalsacrifice. 4 He ordertth
a chair to sing thanksgiving. 7 the
psalm of thanksgiving.
SO they brought the ark of God, aud set it in the midst of the tent that David bad pitched for it: and they ottered burnt sacrifices ;jid peace offerings before God.
1 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lo R O .
3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a leaf of bread, and a good piece of neth, and a flagon ofvjiiu.
4. fl And he appointed certain of the Levitts to minister before the ark of the Lo« D, and to record, and to thank and praise the Lord God of Israel:
5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehitl, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiih, and Obed-edoin: and Jeiel with psalteries, and with harps j but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
7 «J Then on that day David delivered tSrst this tsalm to thank the Lo R D into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
I Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
9 Sing unto him, ting psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek theLoR D.
II Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
t» Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgements of his mouth;
1} O ye feed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
i4Hei/theLoR DourGod; his judgements are in all the earth.
15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word -which he commanded to a thousand generations;
16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
17 And hath confirmed the same to
18 Say ing, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
10 And -when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their fakes,
22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
2 j Sing unto the Lor D, all the earth;
(hew forth from day to day his salvation.
24D .-clare his glory among the heathen!
his marvellous works among all nations.
2 5 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lo R D made the heavens.
27 Glory and honour are in his prel fence; strength and gladness are in hig place.
28 Give unto the Lor D, ye kindreds of the people,.give unto the Lord glory and strength. J
29 Give unto the Lor D the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lo R D in the beauty of holiness.
jo Fear before him, all the earth: the world also (hall be stable, that it be not moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men fay among the nations, The Lord reigne'th.
32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that /'/ therein.
33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lor D, because he cometh to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks unto theLoRD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
35 And fay ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
36 Blessed be the Lor D God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.
37 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord Asaph and hit brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:
38 And Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom
Nathan's message to David. I. CHRONICLES David'sprayer and thanksgiving.
•lso the son os Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the Lord in the high place that •was at Gibeon,
40 To offer burnt offerings unto the Lo R D upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to di according to all that is written in the law of the Lo R D , which he commanded Israel;
■ 41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the Lo R D, because his mercy endureth £ov ever;
42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a (bund, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun -were porters. . 4j And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
CHAP. XVII. . 3 David forbidden to build God an house,
1 j is promised blessings in his feed. 16 His prayer and thanksgiving.
NOwit came to pass, as David fat In his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet', Lo, I dwell in an house os cedars,-but the ark of the covenant of the Lord rtmaineth under curtains.
2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
3 fl Ar.:l it cimt to pass the fame night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saving:, ■
4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus faith the Lor D, Thou (halt not build me an house to dwell in:
5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
§ Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, (bake I a word to any of the judges of Hi ael, whom I commanded to feed my people, laying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars >
7N0W therefore thiijstialt thou fay unto my servant David,Thus faith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the slieepcote, tvtn from following the Iheep, that thou sliouldest be ruler over ray people Israel:
8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off ail thine enemies from before thee, and
of the great men that are in the earth.
9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they (hall dwell in their place, and (hall be moved no more; neither mall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
i o And firice the time that I commanded judges to be over ray people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thineenemiei. Furthermore I tell thee that the Lord will build thee an house.
11 fl And it (hall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go It be with thv fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which (hall be of thy sons; and I will eftablilh his kingdom.
it He (hall build me an house, and I will stablifh his throne for ever.
13 I will be his father, and he (hall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as-'-I took it from him that was before thee:
14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne (hall be establifhedfor evermore.
15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
16 ^s And David the king came and sat before the Loud, and said, Who am s, O Lord God, and what it mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
17 AnAyet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast alfi spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O Lord God.
18 What can Dav \Aspeak more to thee for the honour of thy servant > for thou knowest thy servant.
19 O Lo R D, for thy servant's fake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in makingknown all these great things.
20 O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.#
21 An'd what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be- his own people, to make thee a name of greatnels and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, Lord, becamest their God.
2 j Therefore now, Lo R D , let the thing
•have made thee-triiaW like the name that thou hast spoken concerning thy
lcrvant and concerning his house be establiihed for ever, and do as thou halt said.
24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The Lo R D of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house os David thy servant be established before thee.
t$ For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found at his heart to pray before thee.
16 And now, Lord, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant,that it may be before thee for ever ; for thou blestest, 0 Lo I a, and it /hall be blessed for ever.
CHAP. XVIII. t Da-uiJ fubJiut/t the Philistines and the
tflsal/ites. 3 Hejmiteth Hadarexer, and
NOW after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines. t And lie smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
3 q And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stabliih his dominion by the river Euphrates.
4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David'* servants, and brought gifts. Thus
"the Lord'preserved David whithersoever he went.
7 And David took the sliields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
t Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very mnch brass, wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah; ■
io He sent Hadoram his son to king Davjd, to enquire of bis welfare, and to
congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and •with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.
u Them also king David dedicated unto the Lord, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Am:dek.
1 j Moreover Abilhai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thouiand.
J? And he DUt garrisons in Edomj and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went."
1+ So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgement and justice among all his people. <
15 And Joal) the son of Zeruiah ivas over the host; and Jeho'lraphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.
16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, nvert the priests; and SliavsiSl was scribe;
17 And Benaiah the son of Jel.oiada ivas over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.
CHAP. XIX. 1 David's me/fennel's sent to comfort Ha. nun are •villainously intrtaied. 6 The Ammonites are overcome.'
NOW it came to pass after this, that Nahafh the king of the children of Ammon died, and nis son reigned in his stead.
2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahafh, because his father shewed kindnese to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the kind of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
3 But the princes of the children of Ammon laid to Hanun, Thiiikest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search,' and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut psstheir garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, arid sent them away.
5 Then there went certain, and told David how the men were served. And he sent to "meet-them: sot the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said,
The Ammonites are overcame. I. CHRONICLES
Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.
6 ff And when the children of Aramon law that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Amraon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syria-maachah, and out of Zobah.
7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.
S And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.
9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were comeatvr*by themselves in the field.
Io Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel, and ^Mltkem in array against theSyrians.
11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of Abisliai his brother, and they set themselves in array against the children of Ammon.
n And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thoti (halt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.
13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LorD do that ivhich is good in his sight.
14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the Syrians unto thebaftle; and they fled beforehim.
15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abisliai his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that <wtri beyond the river: and Shophich the captain of the lK>st of Hadarezer went before them.
17 And it was told David} and he gathered all Israel, and palled over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the tattle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.
18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thou land men •which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.
19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.
CHAP. XX. 1 Kabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the people tortured. +Three overthrows of the Philistines.
AN D it came to pal's, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
1 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
3 And he brought out the people that •were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
4. fl And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Humathite slew Sippai that was of the children of thegiant: and they weresubdued.
5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the- brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose finger* and toes were four and twenty, fix on each hand, and six on each foot; and he also was the son of thegiant.
7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
1 David nnmbereth the people, t He re
penteth, 9 and choofeth the pestilence.
AND Satan stood up against Israel,»nJ provoked David to number Israel.
2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Ifrael from Beer- slieba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
j And Joabanswered,The Lo * D make