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his people an hundred times so many more as they be.- but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants ? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a can se of trespass to Israel}
4 Nevertheless the Icing's word prevailed againK Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all tity of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah -was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.
6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
t «J And David said unto God, I have finned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolilhly.
9 <(T And the Lor D spake unto Gad, Bavid's seer, saying,
to Go, and tell David, saying, Thus seith the Lo a D, I offer thee three things: choose thee one os them, that I may do it unto thee.
ii SoGadcameto David,and said unto him, Thus faith the Loud, Choose thee
i» Either three years famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies evertaketh thee\ or else three days the sword of the Lord, even the pesti lence, in the land, and the angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the coasts os Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
14 So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
r5 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it ■. and as he was destroying, (he Lor D beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord stood by the threshingHoor of Oman the Jebusite.
16 And David lifted up his eyes, and (aw the angel of the Leap stand between
Hii repentance and sacrifice.
the earth and the heaven, having a draw n sword in hi* hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, muho -were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their races.
17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these slieep what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O Lor D my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.
18 Then the angel of the Lo R D commanded Gad to fay to David, that David Ihould go uj>, and set up an altar un to the Lord in the thresliingfloor of Oman the Jebusite.
19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the Lo R D .
10 And Oman turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Oman was threshing wheat.
»i And as David came to Oman, Ornan looked arid saw David, and went out of the threstiingfloor, and bowed himself to David with hit face to the ground.
21 Then David said to Oman, Grant me the place of this thresliingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the Lord: thou strait grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.
23 And Oman said unto David, Take// to thee, and let my lord the king do that •which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the tbrelhing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all.
24. And king David said to Oman, Nay; but I wiliverily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which it thine for the Lord, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
2 5 So David gave to Oman for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
26 And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the Lord; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
27 And the Lord commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the slieath thereof.
28 At that time when David saw that the Lo R D had answered him in the threstiingfloor of Oman "the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
29 For the tabernacle of the Lor D, £b] which which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of" the burnt offering, tvere at that season in the high place at Gibeon. 30 But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the Lord.
David's preparation forthe temple. I. CHR0KICLE9 Solomon made king.
1 Dav'nl prepareth for the building of the
temple. 6 He inftrucleth Solomon.
THEN David said, This is the house os the Lord God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that 'were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;
4. Alio cedar trees !n abundance: for the Zido-.ii^ns. and they of Tyre brought much Cf dar wood to David.
5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be buiided for the Lord must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. Sa David prepared abundantly before his death.
6 %s Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lor D God of Israel.
7 And David laid to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an Jioul'e unto the name of fheLoRD my God:
% But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Thou hast (lied blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou haft shed much blood upon the earth in rhy sight.
9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a fnan os rest; and I will give him rest from al! hi: enemies round abcut: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will i^ivc peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
10 He (hall build an house for my name; and he sliall be my son, and I willbt his father j and I will establish the thron? of hiskingdom overl srac! forever.
11 Now, my son. the Lord be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the Lor D thy God, as he hath said of thee.
ji Only the Lord give thee wisdom
and understanding, and give thee charge
concerning Israel, that thou rr.ayest keep
the law of the Lor. n thy God.
heed to fulfil the statutes and judgements, which the Lord charged Moles with concerning Israel: be strong, and ofgood courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. 14. Now, behold, in my trouble I have
Erepared for the house of the Lor D an undred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.
15 Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers, and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.
16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the Lor n be with thee.
17 David also commanded nil the princes of Israel to help Solomon hit ion, faying,
18 Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the Lord, and before his people.
19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God 5 arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark os the covenant of the Lord, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the Lord.
CHAP. XXIII. 1 Solomon made king, z The Levitts cr
dered. 7 The fins ofGerfhon, 11 Ko
hath, 21 and Merari. f^O when David was old and full of O days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
2 fl And he gathered together all the prince3 of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.
4 Of which, twenty and four thousand luere to set forward the work of the house of the Lord; and six thousand •were officers and judges:
5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and fourthousand praised the Lord with the instruments which I made,y<"« David, to praise therewith".
6 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gerfhon, Kohath, and Merari.
7 f Of the Gerfhonites were, La*
dan, and Shimei, _.
8 1 lit
The criers aulfamihes-pf(fu Levitts. Chap, xxiv. The orders of the priests.
18 Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the The division os Aaron's sons. I.CHRONICLES The number »s the fingert.
S The sons of Laadan; the chief was ]ehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
9Theson» of Shimei; Slielomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. Thei'e were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeulh, and Beriah. These four nvere the sons of Shimei.
11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah tlie second: but Jeufh and Beriah bad not many sons; therefore they were ia one reckoning, according to their father's house.
11 fl The sons of Kohath; Amram, hhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
15 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the Lo a D, to minister unto Mm, and to bless in his name for ever.
it Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.
15 The sons of Moses were, Gerstiom, and Eliezer.
16 Of the sons of Gerstiom, Shebuel vai the chief.
17 And the sons of Eliezer nvere, Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
18 Of the sons of Izhar; Slielomith the chief.
19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
20 Of the ions of Uy.z.iel; Micah the firS, and Jefiah the second.
ii ^f The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mufhi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kifh.
u And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of lCifh took them.
13 The sons of Mufhi; Mahli, and Mtr, and Jeremoth, three.
14 These -were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers: even the chief of tbe fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house os the Lo R D, from the age of twenty years and upward..
15 For David said, The Lor D God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
16 And also unto the Levites; they fiall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
17 For by the last words of David the Levites -were numbered from twenty years old and above:
house of the Lord, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, aud the work of the service of the house of God;
29 Both for the sliewbread, and for the fine flour for meat offering, and for tiie unleavened cakes, and for that which is bake J in tiie pan, and for that which is fried, aad for all manner of measure and size;
30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at even;
31 And to oiTer all burnt sacrifices unto the Lo R D in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on tlie let feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the Lordi
32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the \\o\y place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in ,the service of the house of the Lo R D .
CHAP. XXIV. 1 The divisions of the sons oj Aaron into four and twenty orders. 20 The Kohathites, 27 and the Merarites divided by lot.
NOW these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab.and Abihu,Eleazar,andIthamar.
2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the Cons of Eleazar, and Ahinielech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.
4 And there were more chief men found os the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the hnuse of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
fi And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal houlhold being taken for Ele« azar, and one takeu for Ithamar.
B b 4 7 Now
f Now the first lot came forth to Jelioiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abiiah,
i J The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shekaniah,
Ii The eleventh to Elialhib, the twelfth to Jakim,
13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jesliebeab,
1+ The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
_ 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphsesj
16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,
18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.
19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of theLoRP,according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.
20 <J And the rest of the sons of Levi ivere these: of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the Ions of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
n Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isfhiah.
22 Of the Izharites; Shelomcth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.
23 And the bus of Hebron $ Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
240/the sons of Uzziel j Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.
15 The brother of Michah was Isfhiah: of the sons o( Islhiah; Zechariah.
*6 The sons of Merari ivere Mahli and Mulhi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.
27 fl The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur,and Ibri.
28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
29 Concerning Kisti: the son of Ki(h •was Jerahmeel.
30 The sons also of Mufhi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These ivere the Ions of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
31 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers, of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.
1 The number and offices of the fingers. 8 Their divifion by lot into four and sweaty orders.
MOREOVER David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jcduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the ions of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.
3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeihaiah, Hashabiah, and Mittithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the Lord.
40s Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, JofhbekaIhah, Mallothi, Hothir, av^Mahazioth:
5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen ions and three daughters.
6 All these -were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.
7 So the number of them, with their brethren that wereinstructed in thesongs of the Lo R D , enen all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.
8 «J And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons ivere twelve:
10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
j 3 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, tuere twelve:
14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
15 The eighth to Jefhaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
17 The tenth to Shiraei, he, his so"'
TT:e division of the sorters.
Chap. xxvi. The treasurers for the temple.
and hi* brethren ivere twelve:
18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his font, and his brethren, •were twelve:
19 The twelfth to Hafhabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, -were twelve:
30 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
21 TTJe fourteenth to Matthiiiah, he, his font, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
11 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
13 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
24The seventeenth tojosobekalhah, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
15 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve i
27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
18 Theoneand twentieth to Hothir,^, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve: _ 30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve:
31 The four and twentieth to Romamri-ezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, ivere twelve.
CHAP. XXVI. 1 The division of the porters. 13 The gates assigned by lot. 20 The Levitts that had the charge of the treasures. 29 Officers and judges.
COncerningthe di visionsof the porters 1 of the Korhites ivas Mefhelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Alaph.
2 And the sons of Mefhelemiah ivere, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zcbadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
3 Elam the fifth, Tehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edora were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Saear the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,
5 Aminiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him.
6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sonj born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they ivere mighty men of valour.
7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whole brethren ivere strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
8 All these of the sons of Obcd -edom;
they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service, ivere threescore and two of Obed-edom.
9 And Mefhelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
10 Also H» sah, of the children of Merari had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)
11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hofah ivere thirteen.
12 Among these ivere the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in the house of the Lord.
13 f\ And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
1+ And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son a wise counseller, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
15 To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons the house of Afuppim.
16 To Shuppim and Hofah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.
17 Eastward ivere six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Afuppim two and two.
18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
19 These are the divisions of the porters-among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari.
10 «ft And of the Levites, Ahijah ivas over the t realures <>f the house of God,and over the treasures of the ded icated things.
21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gerfhonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan, the Gerfhonite, ivere Jeliieli.
22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother: ivhich ivere over the treasures of the house of the Lor D.
230s the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, aWthe Uzzielites \
24.AndShebuel the son of Gerfhom, the son of Moses, ivas ruler of the treasures.
2j And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jefhaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.
26 Which Shelomith and his brethren ivere over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the Captains of the host had dedicated:
27 Out of the spoils won in battles did