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David danceth before the ark. 2 SAMUEL,

Michal is childless, ries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, | David had pitched for it: and David and on cymbals.

offered burnt offerings and peace of. 6 | And when they came to Na- ferings before the Lord. chon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth 18 And as soon as David had made his hand to the ark of God, and took an end of offering burnt offerings and hold of it; for the oxen shook it. peace offerings, he blessed the people

7 And the anger of the LORD was in the name of the Lord of hosts. kindled against Uzzah; and God smote 19 And he dealt among all the peohim there for his error; and there he ple, even among the whole multitude died by the ark of God.

of Israel, as well to the women as men, 8 And David was displeased, because to every one a cake of bread, and a the LORD had made a breach upon good piece of flesh, and a flagon of Uzzah: and he called the name of the wine. So all the people departed place Perez

gcAnd David was afraid of the Lord | 20 Then David returned to bless that day, and said, How shall the ark his houshold. And Michal the daughof the Lord come to me?

ter of Saul came out to meet David, 10 So David would not remove the and said, How glorious was the king ark of the Lord unto him into the of Israel to day, who uncovered himcity of David : but David carried it self to day in the eyes of the handmaids aside into the house of Obed-edom of his servants, as one of the vain felthe Gittite.

lows shamelessly uncovereth himself! 11 And the ark of the LORD continu 21 And David said unto Michal, It ed in the house of Obed-edom the Git- was before the Lord, which chose me uite three months: and the Lord bless before thy father, and before all his ed Obed-edom, and all his houshold. house, to appoint me ruler over the

12 1 And it was told king David, people of the LORD, over Israel: theresaying, The Lord hath blessed the fore will I play before the Lord. house of Obed-edom, and all that per 22 And I will yet be more vile than tuineth unto him, because of the ark thus, and will be base in inine own of God. So David went and brought sight: and of the maidservants which up the ark of God from the house of thou hast spoken of, of them shall I Obed-edom into the city of David be had in honour. with gladness.

23 Therefore Michal the daughter
13 And it was so, that when they of Saul had no child unto the day of
that bare the ark of the LORD had her death.

he sacriticed oxen and

14 And David danced before the

1 Nathan first approving the purpose of Durid

to build God an house, 4 aster by the word of LORD with all his might; and David God forbiddeth him. 12 He prontiseth him lewas girded with a linen ephod.

nefits and blessings in his seed. 18 Dwid's 15 So David and all the house of prayer and thanksgiving. Israel brought up the ark of the Lord And it came to pass, when the king with shouting, and with the sound of sat in his house, and the Lord had the trumpet.

given him rest round about from all 16 And as the ark of the LORD came his enemies; into the city of David, Michal Saul's 2 That the king said unto Nathan daughter looked through a window, the prophet, See now, I dwell in an and saw king David leaping and dan- house of cedar, but the ark of God cing before the Lord; and she des- dwelleth within curtains. pised him in her heart.

3 And Nathan said to the king, Go, 17 | And they brought in the ark do all that is in thine heart; for the of the Lord, and set it in his place, Lord is with thee. in the midst of the tabernacle that 4 And it came to pass that night,

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God's promises to David. CHAP. VII. David's prayer and thanksgiving that the word of the LORD came unto 16 And thine house and thy kingNathan, saying,

dom shall be established for ever be5 Go and tell my servant David, fore thee : thy throne shall be estaThus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build blished for ever. me an house for me to dwell in ?

17 According to all these words, and 6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any according to all this vision, so did Nahouse since the time that I brought up than speak unto David. the children of Israel out of Egypt, 18 ( Then went king David in, and even to this day, but have walked in sat before the LORD, and he said, a tent and in a tabernacle.

Who am I, O LORD God? and what 7 In all the places wherein I have is my house, that thou hast brought walked with all the children of Israel me hitherto? spake I a word with any of the tribes 19 And this was yet a small thing in of Israel, whom I commanded to feed thy sight, O LORD God; but thou my people Israel, saying, Why build hast spoken also of thy servant's house ye not me an house of cedar?

for a great while to come. And is this 8 Now therefore so shalt thou say the manner of man, O LORD God? unto my servant David, Thus saith the 20 And what can David say more LORD of hosts, I took thee from the unto thee? for thou, LORD God, sheepcote, frons following the sheep, knowest thy servant. to be ruler over my people, over Israel: 21 For thy word's sake, and accord

9 And I was with thee whitherso- ing to thine own heart, hast thou done ever thou wentest, and have cut off all all these great things, to make thy thine enemies out of thy sight, and servant know them. have made thee a great name, like un 22 Wherefore thou art great, O to the name of the great men that are LORD God : for there is none like in the earth.

thee, neither is there any God beside 10 Moreover I will appoint a place thee, according to all that we have for my people Israel, and will plant heard with our ears. them, that they may dwell in a place 23 And what one nation in the earth of their own, and move no more ; nei- is like thy people, even like Israel, ther shall the children of wickedness whom God went to redeem for a peoafflict them any more, as beforetime, ple to himself, and to make him a

11 And as since the time that I com- name, and to do for you great things manded judges to be over my people and terrible, for thy land, before thy Israel, and have caused thee to rest people, which thou redeemedst to from all thine enemies. Also the thee from Egypt, from the nations LORD telleth thee that he will make and their gods? thee an house.

24 For thou hast confirmed to thy19 | And when thy days be fulfilled, self thy people Israel to be a people and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, unto thee for ever : and thou, LORD, I will set up thy seed after thee, which art become their God. shall proceed out of thy bowels, and 25 And now, O LORD God, the I will establish his kingdom.

word that thou hast spoken concern13 He shall build an house for my ing thy servant, and concerning his name, and I will stablish the throne house, establish it for ever, and do as of his kingdom for ever.

thou hast said. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be 26 And let thy name be magnified my son. If he commit iniquity, I will for ever, saying, The Lord of hosts chasten him with the rod of men, and is the God over Israel : and let the with the stripes of the children of men: house of thy servant David be esta

15 But my mercy shall not depart blished before thee. away from him, as I took it from 27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God Saul, whom I put away before thee. of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant,


Darid subdueth the Philistines, &c. 2 SAMUEL, He putteth garrisons in Edom.
saying, I will build thee an house : | thai, cities of Hadadezer, king David
therefore hath thy servant found in his took exceeding much brass.
heart to pray this prayer unto thee. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard

28 And now, O Lord God, thou that David had smitten all the host of urt that God, and thy words be true, Hadadezer, and thou hast promised this goodness 10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto thy servant :

unto king David, to salute him, and to 29 Therefore now let it please thee bless him, because he had fought to bless the house of thy servant, that against Hadadezer, and smitten him : it may continue for ever before thee: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken And Joram brought with him vessels it: and with thy blessing let the house of silver, and vessels of gold, and vesof thy servant be blessed for ever. sels of brass : CHAP. VIII.

11 Which also king David did dedi. i David subdueth the Philistines and the Moab. cate unto the LORD, with the silver

itos. 3 He smitetk Hududezer, and the Syrians and gold that he had dedicated of all 9. Toi sendeth Joram with presents to bless him.

nations which he subdued ; 11 The presents and the spoil David dedicateth to God. 14 He putteth garrisons in Edom. 16 12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of David's officers.

the children of Ammon, and of the And after this it came to pass, Philistines, and of Amalék, and of the that David smote the Philistines, and spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, subdued them: and David took Me- king of Zobah. theg-ammah out of the hand of the 13 And David gat him a name when Philistines.

he returned from smiting of the Sy-2 And he smote Moab, and mea rians in the valley of salt, being eighsured them with a line, casting them teen thousand men. down to the ground; even with two 14 | And he put garrisons in Edom: lines measured he to put to death, and throughout all Edom put he garrisons, with one full line to keep alive. And and all they of Edom became David's so the Moabites became David's ser servants. And the Lord preserved vants, and brought gifts.

David whithersoever he went. 3 | David smote also Hadadezer, 15 And David reigned over all Isthe son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as rael ; and David executed judgment he went to recover his border at the and justice unto all his people. river Euphrates.

16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was 4 And David took from him a thou- over the host; and Jehoshaphat the sand chariots, and seven hundred horse son of Ahilud was recorder ; men, and twenty thousand footmen : 17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and David houghed all the chariot and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, horses, but reserved of them for an were the priests; and Seraiah was the hundred chariots.

scribe; 5 And when the Syrians of Dainas 18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoicus canie to succour Hadadezer king ada wus over both the Cherethites and of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians the Pelethites; and David's sons were two and twenty thousand men. chief rulers.

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians be

CHAP. IX. came servants to David, and brought

1 David by Ziba sendeth for Mephibosheth.

For Jonathan's sake he entertaineth him at his gifts. And the Lord preserved Da table, and restoretk him all that was Saul's. vid whithersoever he went.

9 maketh Ziba his farmer. 7 And David took the shields of gold And David said, Is there yet any that were on the servants of Hadade- that is left of the house of Saul, that I zer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

may shew him kindness for Jonas And from Betah, and from Bero- than's sake?


David's kindness to Mephibosheth. CHAP. X. David's messengers evil entreated

2 And there was of the house of | were servants unto Mephibosheth.
Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jeru-
And when they had called him unto salem: for he did eat continually at
David, the king said unto him, Art thou the king's table ; and was lame on
Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he. both his feet.
3 And the king said, Is there not yet

any of the house of Saul, that I may 1 Durid's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the
shew the kindness of God unto him? son of Nahash, are villainously entreated. 6

The Ammonites, strengthened by the Syrians, And Ziba said unto the king, Jona

are overcome by Joab and Abishai. 15 Shothan hath yet a son, which is lame on bach, making a new supply of the Syrians at his feet.

Helum, is slain by Durid. 4 And the king said unto him, Where. And it came to pass after this, that is he? And Ziba said unto the king, the king of the children of Ammon Behold, he is in the house of Machir, died, and Hanun his son reigned in the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar. his stead.

5 Then king David sent, and fetch 2 Then said David, I will shew
ed him out of the house of Machir, kindness unto Hanun the son of Na-
the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar. hash, as his father shewed kind-

6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son ness unto me. And David sent to
of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was comfort him by the hand of his ser-
come unto David, he fell on his face, vants for his father. And David's
and did reverence. And David said, servants came into the land of the
Mephibosheth. And he answered, children of Ammon.
Behold thy servant !

3 And the princes of the children of
7 And David said unto him, Fear Ammon said unto Hanun their lord,
not: for I will surely shew thee kind- Thinkest thou that David doth ho-
ness for Jonathan thy father's sake, nour thy father, that he hath sent
and will restore thee all the land of comforters unto thee? hath not Da-
Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat vid rather sent his servants unto thee,
bread at my table continually. to search the city, and to spy it out,
8 And he bowed himself, and said, and to overthrow it?
What is thy servant, that thou shouldest 4 Wherefore Hanun took David's
look upon such a dead dog as I am? servants, and shaved off the one half
9 9 Then the king called to Ziba, of their beards, and cut off their gar-
Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have ments in the middle, even to their
given unto thy master's son all that buttocks, and sent them away.
pertained to Saul and to all his house. 5 When they told it unto David, he

10 Thou therefore, and thy sous, sent to meet them, because the men and thy servants, shall till the land for were greatly ashamed: and the king him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards that thy master's son may have food be grown, and then return. to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's 6. And when the children of Amson shall eat bread alway at my table. mon saw that they stank before DaNow Ziba had fifteen sons and twen-vid, the children of Ammon sent and ty servants.

hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand According to all that my lord the king footmen, and of king Maacah a thouhath commanded his servant, so shall sand men, and of Ish-tob twelve thouthy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, sand men. said the king, he shall eat at my table, 7 And when David heard of it, he as one of the king's sons.

sent Joab, and all the host of the 12 And Mephibosheth had a young mighty men. son, whose name was Micha. And 8 And the children of Ammon came all that dwelt in the house of Ziba out, and put the battle in array at the



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The Ammonites, &c. over come. 2 SAMUEL, David's adultery with Bath-sheba. entering in of the gate: and the Sy- | peace with Israel, and served them. rians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and So the Syrians feared to help the Ish-tob, and Maacah, were by them- children of Ammon any more. selves in the field.

CHAP. XI. 9 When Joab saw that the front of

i While Joab besieged Rabbal, Darid commit. the battle was against him before and teth adultery uith Bath-sheln. 6 Uriuh, sent behind, he chose of all the choice for by Darid to cover the adultery, would not

go home neither sober nor drunken. 14 He men of Israel, and put them in array

cartieth to Joul the letter of his deuth. against the Syrians:

Joab sendeth the news thereof to David. 26 10 And the rest of the people he

Darid taketh Bath-sheba to icife. delivered into the hand of Abishai his | And it came to pass, after the

year brother, that he might put them in was expired, at the time when kings array against the children of Ammon. go forth to battle, that David sent Jo

11 And he said, If the Syrians be ab, and his servants with him, and all too strong for me, then thou shalt Israel; and they destroyed the chilhelp me : but if the children of Am- dren of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. mon be too strong for thee, then I But David tarried still at Jerusalem. will come and help thee.

2 And it came to pass in an even12 Be of good courage, and let us ingtide, that David arose from off his play the men for our people, and for bed, and walked upon the roof of the the cities of our God: and the Lord king's house: and from the roof he saw do that which seemeth him good. a woman washing herself; and the

13 And Joab. drew nigh, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. people that were with him, unto the 3 And David sent and enquired after battle against the Syrians: and they the woman. And one said, Is not this Hled before him.

Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the 14 And when the children of Am- wife of Uriah the Hittite? mon saw that the Syrians were fled, 4 And David sent messengers, and then fled they also before Abishai, took her; and she came in unto him, and entered into the city. So Joab and he lay with her; for she was pureturned from the children of Ammon, rified from her uncleanness: and she and came to Jerusalem..

returned unto her house. 15 And when the Syrians saw 5 And the woman conceived, and that they were smitten before Israel, sent and told David, and said, I am they gathered themselves together. with child.

16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought 6 4 And David sent to Joab, saying, out the Syrians that were beyond the Send me Uriah the Hittite. And river: and they came to Helam; and Joab sent Uriah to David. Shobach the captain of the host of 7 And when Uriah was come unto Hadarezer went before them.

him, David demanded of him how Jo17 And when it was told David, he ab did, and low the people did, and gathered all Israel together, and pass- how the war prospered. ed over Jordan, and came to Helam, 8 And David said to Uriah, Go And the Syrians set themselves in array down to thy house, and wash thy feet. against David, and fought with him. And Uriah departed out of the king's

18 And the Syrians Hled before Is-house, and there followed him a mess sael ; and David slew the men of seven of meat from the king. hundred chariots of the Syrians, and 9 But Uriah slept at the door of the forty thousand horsemen, and smote king's house with all the servants of Shobach the captain of their host, his lord, and went not down to his who died there.

19 And when all the kings that weere 10 And when they had told David, servants to Hadarezer saw that they saying, Uriah went not down unto his were smitten before Israel, they made house, David said unto Uriah, Camest


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