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Divers oficers about the temple. I CHRONICLES, The charge of certain Levites. maiah, the son of Galal, the son of struments of the sanctuary, and the Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt and the frankincense, and the spices. in the villages of the Netophathites. 30 And some of the sons of the priests

17 And the porters were, Shallum, made the ointment of the spices. and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahi 31 And Mattithiah, one of the Leman,

and their brethren: Shallum was vites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the chief;

the Korahite, had the set office over 18 Who hitherto waited in the king's the things that were made in the pans. gate eastward: they were porters in 32 And other of their brethren, of the companies of the children of Levi. the sons of the Kohathites, were over

19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the shewbread, to prepare it every . the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Ko- sabbath. rah, and his brethren, of the house of 33 And these are the singers, chief his father, the Korahites, were over of the fathers of the Levites, who rethe work of the service, keepers of maining in the chambers were free: the gates of the tabernacle: and their for they were employed in that work fathers, being over the host of the day and night. LORD, were keepers of the entry. 34 These chief fathers of the Le

20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar vites were chief throughout their gewas the ruler over them in time past, nerations; these dwelt at Jerusalem. and the Lord was with him.

35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father. 21. And Zechariah the son of Meshe- of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name lemiah was porter of the door of the was Maachah : tabernacle of the congregation. 36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then

22 All these which were chosen to Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and be porters in the gates were two hun-Nadab, dred and twelve. These were reck 37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zeoned by their genealogy in their vil- chariah, and Mikloth. lages, whom David and Samuel the 38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. seer did ordain in their set office. And they also dwelt with their bre

93 So they and their children had thren at Jerusalem, over against their the oversight of the gates of the house brethren. of the LORD, namely, the house of 39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kishthe tabernacle, by wards.

begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, 24 In four quarters were the porters, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and toward the east, west, north, and south. Esh-baal.

25 And their brethren, which were in 40 And the son of Jonathan wus their villages, were to come after seven Merib-baal: and Merib-baal begat days from time to time with them. Micah. 26 For these Levites, the four chief 41 And the sons of Micah

were,

Pic porters, were in their set office, and thon, and Melech, and Talrea, and were over the chambers and treasuries | Ahaz. of the house of God.

42 And Ahaz begat Jaralı; and Ja27. And they lodged round about rah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, the house of God, because the charge and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza; was upon them, and the opening there 43 And Moza begat Binea; and Reof every morning pertained to them. phaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel

28 And certain of them had the his son. charge of the ministering vessels, that 44 And Azel had six sons, whose they should bring theni in and out by names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, tale.

and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and .Oba29 Some of them also were appointed diah, and Hanan : these were the sons. to oversee the vessels, and all the in- I of Azel.

Saul's orerthrow and death. CHAP. X, XI.

David is made king. CHAP. X.

under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted 1 Saui's oreríhrou und death. 8. The Philistines seven days. triumph oror Suul. 11 The kindness oj Jabesh

13 I 'So Saul died for his transgresgilead toward Saul and his sons. 13 Saul's sin,

sion which he committed against the for which the kingdom was translated from him to Durid.

LORD, even against the word of the Now the Philistines fought against Lord, which he kept not, and also for Israel; and the men of Israel fled from asking counsel of one that had a famibefore the Philistines, and fell down liar spirit, to enquire of it; slain in mount Gilboa.

14 And enquired not of the Lord: 2 And the Philistines followed hard therefore he slew him, and turned the after Saul, and after his sons; and the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abi

CHAP. XI. nadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.

1 David, by a general consent, is made king at

Hebron. 4 He winneth the castle of Zion 3 And the battle went sore against from the Jebusites by Joab's valour. 10 A caSaul, and the archers hit him, and he

talogue of David's mighty men. was wounded of the archers.

Then all Israel gathered themselves 4 Then said Saul to his armourbear-to David unto Hebron, saying, Beer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me hold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. through therewith ; lest these uncir 2 And moreover in time past, even cumcised come and abuse me. But when Saul was king, thou wast he that his armourbearer would not; for he leddest out and broughtest in Israel: was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and the LORD thy God said unto and fell upon it.

thee, Thou shalt feed my people Is5 And when his armourbearer saw rael, and thou shalt be ruler over my that Saul was dead, he fell likewise people Israel. on the sword, and died.

3 Therefore came all the elders of 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, Israel to the king to Hebron ; and and all his house died together. David made a covenant with them in

7 And when all the men of Israel Hebron before the LORD; and they that were in the valley saw that they anointed. David king over Israel, acfied, and that Saul and his sons were cording to the word of the Lord by dead, then they forsook their cities, Samuel. and fled: and the Philistines came 4 And David and all Israel went and dwelt in them.

to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where 87 And it came to pass on the mor the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of row, when the Philistines came to the land. strip the slain, that they found Saul 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa. to David, Thou shalt not come hither.

9 And when they had stripped him, Nevertheless David took the castle of they took his head, and his armour, and Zion, which is the city of David. sent into the land of the Philistines 6 And David said, Whosoever smitround about, to carry tidings unto their eth the Jebusites first shall be chief idols, and to the people.

and captain. So Joab the son of 10 And they put his armour in the | Zeruiah went first up,

and was chief. house of their gods, and fastened his 7 And David dwelt in the castle; head in the temple of Dagon. therefore they called it the city of

11 And when all Jabesh-gilead David. beard all that the Philistines had done 8 And he built the city round about, to Saul,

even from Millo round about: and 12 They arose, all the valiant men, Joab repaired the rest of the city. and took away the body of Saul, and 9 So David waxed greater and greatthe bodies of his sons, and brought er: for the LORD of hosts was with them to Jabesh, and buried their bones / him.

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1 CHRONICLES, David's mighty men ' 10 These also are the chief of the dred, he slew them, and had a name mighty men whom David had, who among the three. strengthened themselves with him in 21 Of the three, he was more hohis kingdom, and with all Israel, to nourable than the two; for he was make him king, according to the word their captain: howbeit he attained of the LORD concerning Israel. not to the first three.

11 And this is the number of the migh 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the ty men whom David had; Jashobeam, son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who an Hachmonite, the chief of the cap- had done many acts; he slew two tains: he lifted up his spear against lionlike men of Moab: also he went three hundred slain by him at one time. down and slew a lion in a pit in a 12 And after him was Eleazar the

snowy day. son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man one of the three mighties.

of great stature, five cubits high; and 13 He was with David at Pas-dam in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like mim, and there the Philistines were a weaver's beam; and he went down gathered together to battle, where to him with a staff, and plucked the was a parcel of ground full of barley; spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and and the people fled from before the slew him with his own spear. Philistines.

These things did Benaiah the 14 And they set themselves in the son of Jehoiada, and had a name midst of that parcel, and delivered it, among the three mighties. and slew the Philistines; and the LORD 25 Behold, he was honourable saved them by a great deliverance. among the thirty, but attained not to

15 Now three of the thirty cap- the first three: and David set him tains went down to the rock to David, over his guard. into the cave of Adullam; and the 26 | Also the valiant men of the host of the Philistines encamped in the armies were, Asahel the brother of valley of Rephaim.

Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of 16 And David was then in the hold, Beth-lehem, and the Philistines' garrison was then 27 Shammoth the Harorité, Helez at Beth-lehem.

the Pelonite, 17 And David longed, and said, Oh 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekothat one would give me drink of the ite, Abi-ezer the Antothite, water of the well of Beth-lehem, that 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Hlai the is at the gate!

Ahohite, 18 And the three brake through the 30 Maharai the Netophathite, Hehost of the Philistines, and drew water led the son of Baanah the Netoout of the well of Beth-lehem, that phathite, was by the gate, and took it, and .31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibrought it to David: but David beah, that pertained to the childwould not drink of it, but poured it ren of Benjamin, Benaiah the Piraout to the Lord,

thonite, 19 And said, My God forbid it me, 32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, that I should do this thing : shall I Abiel the Arbathite, drink the blood of these men that 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Elihave

put their lives in jeopardy? for ahba the Shaalbonite, with the jeopardy of their lives they 34. The sons of Hashem the Gibrought it. Therefore he would not zonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the drink it. These things did these three Hararite, mightiest.

35 Abiam the son of Sacar the Ha20 And Abishai the brother of rarite, Eliphal the son of Ur, Joab, he was chief of the three : for 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahi. lifting up his spear against three hun-jah the Pelonite,

The companies that came

CHAP. XII.

to David at Ziklag. 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the 7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the son of Ezbai,

sons of Jeroham of Gedor. 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mib

8 And of the Gadites there sepahar the son of Haggeri,

rated themselves unto David into the 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai hold to the wilderness men of might, the Berothite, the armourbearer of and men of war fit for the battle, Joab the son of Zeruiah,

that could handle shield and buckler, 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, whose faces were like the faces of 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son lions, and were as swift as the roes of Ahlai,

upon the mountains ; 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reu 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, benite, a captain of the Reubenites, Eliab the third, and thirty with him,

10 Mishinannah the fourth, Jere43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and miah the fifth, Josha phat the Mithnite,

11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the ninth, Aroerite,

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and the eleventh. Joha his brother, the Tizite,

14 These were of the sons of Gad, 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, captains of the host : one of the least and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and was over an hundred, and the greatest Ithmah the Moabite,

over a thousand, 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the 15 These are they that went over Mesobaite.

Jordan in the first month, when it had CHAP. XII.

overflown all his banks; and they put 1 The companies that cume to David at Ziklag. to flight all them of the valleys, both

23 The armies that came to him at Hebron. toward the east, and toward the west. Now these are they that came to Da 16 And there came of the children vid to Ziklag, while he yet kept him- of Benjamin and Judah to the hold self close because of Saul the son of unto David. Kish: and they were among the migh

17 And David went out to meet ty men, helpers of the war.

them, and answered and said unto 2 They were armed with bows, and them, If ye be come peaceably unto could use both the right hand and the me to help me, mine heart shall be left in hurling stones and shooting ar- knit unto you: but if ye be come to rows out of a bow, even of Saul's betray me to mine enemies, seeing brethren of Benjamin.

there is no wrong in mine hands, the 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, God of our fathers look thereon, and the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; rebuke it. and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Az 18 Then the spirit came upon Aniamaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the sai, who was chief of the captains, and Antothite,

he said, Thine are we, David, and on 4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, mighty man among the thirty, and peace be unto thee, and peace be to over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and thine helpers; for thy God helpeth Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad thee. Then David received them, the Gederathite,

and made them captains of the band. 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Beali 19 And there fell some of Manasseh ah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah to David, when he came to the Philisthe Haruphite,

tines against Saul to battle: but they 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azar- helped them not: for the lords of the eel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Philistines upon advisement sent him Korhites,

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The amies that came

1 CHRONICLES, to make David king. ter Saul to the jeopardy of our heads. 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth

20 As he went to Ziklag, there tell to battle, expert in war, with all in-
to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jo- struments of war, fifty thousand, which
zabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and could keep rank: they were not of
Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, cap- double heart.
tains of the thousands that were of 34 And of Naphtalia thousand cap-
Manasseh.

tains, and with them with shield and
21 And they helped David against spear thirty and seven thousand.
the band of the rovers: for they were 35 And of the Danites expert in
all mighty men of valour, and were war twenty and eight thousand anet
captains in the host.

six hundred. 22 For at thut time day by day there 36 And of Asher, such as went forth came to David to help him, until to battle, expertin war, forty thousand. it was a great host, like the host of God. 37 And on the other side of Jordan,

23 | And these are the numbers of of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, the bands that were ready armed to and of the half tribe of Manasseh, the war, and came to David to He- with all manner of instruments of war bron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to for the battle, an hundred and twenty him, according to the word of the thousand. LORD.

S8 All these men of war, that could 24 The children of Judah that bare keep rank, came with a perfect heart shield and spear were six thousand to Hebron, to make David king over and eight hundred, ready armed to all Israel: and all the rest also of the war.

Israel were of one heart to make Da25 Of the children of Simeon, migh-vid king. ty men of valour for the war, seven 39 And there they were with David thousand and one hundred.

three days, eating and drinking: for 26 Of the children of Levi four their brethren had prepared for them. thousand and six hundred.

40 Moreover they that were nigh 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun the Aaronites, and with him were three and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, thousand and seven hundred;

and on camels, and on mules, and on 28 And Zadok, a young man migh- oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, ty of valour, and of his father's house and bunches of raisins, and wine, and twenty and two captains.

oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: 29 And of the children of Benja- for there was joy in Israel. min, the kindred of Saul, three thou

CHAP. XIII. sand: for hitherto the greatest part

1 David fetchetk the ark with great solemnity of them had kept the ward of the from Kirjath-jearim. 9 Uzza being smitten, house of Saul.

the ark is left at the house of Obed-edom. 30 And of the children of Ephraim And David consulted with the captwenty thousand and eight hundred,tains of thousands and hundreds, and mighty men of valour, famous through with every leader. out the house of their fathers.

2 And David said unto all the con31 And of the half tribe of Manas- gregation of Israel, If it seem good seh eighteen thousand, which were unto you, and that it be of the expressed by name, to come and Lord our God, let us send abroad inake David king.

unto our brethren every where, that 32 And of the children of Issachar, are left in all the land of Israel, and which were men that had understand with them also to the priests and Leing of the times, to know what Israel | vites which are in their cities and suought to do; the heads of them were burbs, that they may gather themselves two hundred; and all their brethren unto us: were at their conimandment.

3 And let us bring again the ark of

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