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The ark left with Obed-edoin. CHAP. XIV. David's victories over the Philistines. our God to us : for we enquired not dars, with masons and carpenters, to at it in the days of Saul.

build him an house. 4 And all the congregation said that ? And David perceived that the they would do so: for the thing was Lord had confirmed bin king over right in the eyes of all the people. Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up

5 So David gathered all Israel to on high, because of his people Israel. gether, from Shihor of Egypt even un 3 | And David took more wives at to the entering of Hemath, to bring Jerusalem: and David begat more the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. sons and daughters.

6 And David went up, and all Is 4. Now these are the names of his rael, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-je- children which he had in Jerusalem; arim, which belonged to Judah, to Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and bring up thence the ark of God the Solomon, LORD, that dwelleth between the che 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elrubims, whose name is called on it. palet,

7 And they carried the ark of God 6 Aud Nogah, and Nepheg, and in a new cart out of the house of Abi- Japhia, nadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and cart.

Eliphalet. 8 And David and all Israel played 8 And when the Philistines beard before God with all their might, and that David was anointed king over all with singing, and with harps, and with Israel, all the Philistines went up to psalteries, and with timbrels, and with seek David. And David heard of it, cymbals, and with trumpets.

and went out against them. 99 And when they came unto the 9 And the Philistines came and threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put spread themselves in the valley of forth his hand to hold the ark; for Rephaim. the oxen stumbled.

10 And David enquired of God, 10 And the anger of the LORD was saying, Shall I go up against the Phikindled against Úzza, and he smote listines and wilt thou deliver them him, because he put his hand to the into mine hand? And the LORD said ark: and there he died before God. unto him, Go up; for I will deliver

11 And David was displeased, be- them into thine hand. cause the LORD had made a breach 11 So they came to Baal-peraupon Uzza : wherefore that place is zim; and David smote them there. called Perez-uzza to this day.

Then David said, God hath broken 12 And David was afraid of God in upon mine enemies by mine hand that day, saying, How shall I bring like the breaking forth of waters: the ark of God home to me?

therefore they called the name of that 13 So David brought not the ark place Baal-perazin. home to himself to the city of David, 12 And when they had left their gods but carried it aside into the house of there, David gave a commandment, Obed-edom the Gittite.

and they were burned with fire. 14 And the ark of God remained 13 And the Philistines yet again with the family of Obed-edom in his spread themselves abroad in the valley. house three months. And the LORD 14 Therefore David enquired again blessed the house of Obed-edom, and of God; and God said unto him, Go all that he had.

not up after thenı; turn away from CHAP. XIV.

them, and come upon them over 1 Hiram's kindness to Dæciù. 2 David's felis against the mulberry trees. city in people, wires, and children.

15 And it shall be, when thou shalt rictories against the Philistincs.

hear a sound of going in the tops of Now Hiram king of Tyre sent mes the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt sengers to David, and timber of ce

go out to battle: for God is gone

8 His tuo

Darid bringeth the ark 1 CHRONICLES, from the house of Obed-edom. forth before thee to smite the host of brethren, that ye may bring up the the Philistines.

ark of the LORD God of Israel unto 16 David therefore did as God com- the place that I have prepared for it. inanded him: and they smote the host 13 For because ye did it not at the of the Philistines from Gibeon even first, the Lord our God made a to Gazer.

breach upon us, for that we sought 17 Aud the fame of David went out him not after the due order. into all lands; and the LORD brought 14 So the priests and the Levites the fear of him upon all nations. sanctified theinselves to bring up the

ark of the LORD God of Israel. CHAP. XV.

15 And the children of the Levites 1 David, haring prepared a place for the ark, ordereth the priests and Lerites to bring it from ders with the staves thereon, as Mo

bare the ark of God upon their shoulObed-edom. 25 He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy. 29 Michal despiseth ses commanded according to the word him.

of the Lord. And David made him houses in the 16 And David spake to the chief of city of David, and prepared a place the Levites to appoint their brethren for the ark of God, and pitched for it to be the singers with instruments of a tent.

musick, psalteries and harps and cym2 Then David said, None ought to bals, sounding, by lifting up the voice carry the ark of God but the Levites: with joy. for theni hath the LORD chosen to 17 So the Levites appointed Heman carry the ark of God, and to minister the son of Joel; and of his brethren, unto him for ever.

Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of 3 And David gathered all Israel to the sons of Merari their brethren, gether to Jerusalem, to bring up the Ethan the son of Kushaiah; ark of the LORD unto his place, which

18 And with them their brethren of he had prepared for it.

the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, 4 And David assembled the children and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and of Aaron, and the Levites :

Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, 5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and chief, and his brethren an hundred Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obedand twenty:

edom, and Jeiel, the porters. : 6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, the chief, and his brethren two hun- and Ethan, were appointed to sound dred and twenty :

with cymbals of brass; 7. Of the sons of Gershom ; Joel 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and the chief, and his brethren an hun- Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, dred and thirty :

and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benai8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; She-ah, with psalteries on Alamoth; maiah the chief, and his brethren two 21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, hundred:

and Mikneiab, and Obed-edom, and 9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the chief, and his brethren fourscore:

Sheminith to excel. 10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Ammi 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Lenadab the chief, and his brethren an vites, was for song: he instructed about hundred and twelve.

the

song, because he was skilful. 11 And David called for Zadok and 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah Abiathar the priests, and for the Le-were doorkeepers for the ark. vites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, She 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshamaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, phat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and

12 And said unto them, Ye are the Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, chief of the fathers of the Levites : the priests, did blow with the trumsanctify yourselves, both ye and your pets before the ark of God: and

David's festival sacrifice.

CHAP. XVI. David's psalm of thanksgiving. Obed-edom and Jehiah were door- and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, keepers for the ark.

and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and 25 So David, and the elders of Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; Israel, and the captains over thou- but Asaph made a sound with cymbals; sands, went to bring up the ark of the 6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the covenant of the LORD Out of the house priests with trumpets continually beof Obed-edom with joy.

fore the ark of the covenant of God. 26 And it came to pass, when God 7 Then on that day David delihelped the Levites that bare the ark of vered first this psalm to thank the the covenant of the LORD, that they Lord into the hand of Asaph and offered seven bullocks and seven rams.

his brethren. 27 And David was clothed with a 8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call robe of fine linen, and all the Levites upon his name, make known his deeds that bare the ark, and the singers, and among the people. Chenaniah the master of the song

with 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto the singers: David also had upon him, tali ye of all his wondrous works. him an ephod of linen.

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let 28 Thus all Israel brought up the the heart of them rejoice that seek the ark of the covenant of the LORD with LORD. shouting, and with sound of the cor 11 Seek the Lord and his strength, net, and with trumpets, and with seek his face continually. cymbals, making a noise with psal 19 Remember his marvellous works teries and harps.

that he hath done, his wonders, and 29 | And it came to pass, as the ark the judgments of his mouth ; of the covenant of the LORD came to 13 Oye seed of Israel bis servant, the city of David, that Michal the ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. daughter of Saul looking out at a win 14 He is the Lord our God; his dow saw king David dancing and play- judgments are in all the earth. ing: and she despised him in her heart. 15 Be ye mindful always of his co

venant; the word which he commandCHAP. XVI.

ed to a thousand generations; 1 David's festival sacrifice. 4 He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving. 7 The psalm of

16 Even of the covenant which he thanksgiving. 37 Ře appointeth ministers, made with Abraham, and of his oath porters, priests, and musicians, to attend con unto Isaac; tinually on the ark.

17 And hath confirined the same to So they brought the ark of God, and Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an set it in the midst of the tent that Da- everlasting covenant, vid had pitched for it: and they offer 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the ed burnt sacrifices and peace offerings land of Canaan, the lot of your inbefore God.

heritance; 2 And when David had made an end 19 When ye were but few, even a of offering the burnt offerings and the few, and strangers in it. peace offerings, he blessed the people 20 And when they went from nation in the name of the Lord.

to nation, and from one kingdom to 3 And he dealt to every one of Is- another people; rael, both man and woman, to every

21 He suffered no man to do them one a loaf of bread, and a good piece wrong: yea, he reproved kings for of flesh, and a flagon of wine. their sakes,

4 And he appointed certain of the 22 Saying, Touch not mine anointLevites to minister before the ark of ed, and do my prophets no harm. the LORD, and to record, and to thank 23 Sing unto the Lord, all the and praise the LORD God of Israel: earth; shew forth from day to day his

5 Asaph the chief, and next to him salvation. Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, 24 Declare his glory among the heat.

Darid's psalm of thanksgiving. I CHRONICLES, Nathan's message to David. then; his marvellous works among nacle of the Lord in the high place all nations.

that wus at Gibeon, 05 For great is the LORD, and great 40 To offer burnt offerings unto the ly to be praised: he also is to be fear-Lord upon the altar of the burnt ed above all gods.

offering continually morning and even26 For all the gods of the people ing, and to do according to all that is are idols : but the Lord made the written in the law of the LORD, which heavens.

he commanded Israel; 27 Glory and honour are in his pre

41 And with them Heman and Jesence; strength and gladness are in duthun, and the rest that were chosen, his place.

who were expressed by name, to give 28 Give unto the Lord, ye kin- thanks to the Lord, because his dreds of the people, give unto the mercy endureth for ever; LORD glory and strength.

42. And with them Heman and Je29 Give unto the Lord the glory duthun with trumpets and cymbals for due unto his name: bring an offering, those that should make a sound, and and come before him: worship the with musical instruments of God. Lord in the beauty of holiness. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.

30 Fear before him, all the earth : 43 And all the people departed the world also shall be stable, that it every man to his house : and David be not moved.

returned to bless his house. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and

CHAP. XVII. let the earth rejoice: and let men

1 Nathan first approving the purpose of David,

to build God an house, 3 after by the word of say among the nations, The Lord

God forbiddeth him. 11 He promiseth him reigneth.

blessings and benefits in his seed. 16 David's 32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness prayer and thanksgiring. thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all Now it came to pass, as David sat in that is therein.

his house, that David said to Nathan 33 Then shall the trees of the wood the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of sing out at the presence of the Lord, cedars, but the ark of the covenant of because he cometh to judge the earth. the Lord remaineth under curtains. 34 O give thanks unto the LORD;

9 Then Nathan said unto David, for he is good; for his mercy endureth Do all that is in thine heart; for God for ever.

is with thee. 35 And say ye,

Save

us,

O God of 31 And it came to pass the same our salvation, and gather us together, night, that the word of God came and deliver us from the heathen, that to Nathan, saying, we may give thanks to thy holy name,

4 Go and tell David my servant, and glory in thy praise.

Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not 36 Blessed be the LORD God of Is-build me an house to dwell in : rael for ever and ever. And all the 5 For I have not dwelt in an house people said, Amen, and praised the since the day that I brought up Israel LORD.

unto this day; but have gone from 37 9 So he left there before the ark tent to tent, and from one tabernacle of the covenant of the Lord Asaph to unother. and his brethren, lo minister before 6 Wheresoever I have walked with the ark continually, as every day's all Israel, spake 1 a word to any of the work required:

judges of Israel, whom I commanded 38 And Obed-edom with their bre- to feed my people, saying, Why have thren, threescore and eight; Obed- ye not built me an house of cedars: edom also the son of Jeduthun and 7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say Hosah to be porters:

unto my servant David, Thus saith the 39 And Zadok the priest, and his LORD of hosts, I took thee from the brethren the priests, before the taber-sheepcote, even from following the

David's prayer

CHAP. XVIII.

and thanksgiving sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler and according to thine own heart, hast over my people Israel :

thou done all

this greatness, in making 8 And I have been with thee whi- known all these great things. thersoever thou hast walked, and have 20 O Lord, there is none like thee, cut off all thine enemies from before neither is there any God beside thee, ihee, and have made thee a name like according to all that we have heard the name of the great men that are in with our ears. the earth.

21 And what one nation in the earth 9 Also I will ordain a place for my is like thy people Israel, whom God people Israel, and will plant them, and went to redeem to be his own people, they shall dwell in their place, and to make thee a name of greatness and shall be moved no more; neither terribleness, by driving out nations shall the children of wickedness waste from before thy people, whom thou them any more, as at the beginning, hast redeemed out of Egypt?

10 And since the time that I com 22 For thy people Israel didst thou manded judges to be over my people make thine own people for ever; and Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thou, LORD, becamest their God. thine enemies. Furthermore I tell 23 Therefore now, Lord, let the thee that the Lord will build thee an thing that thou hast spoken concernhouse.

ing thy servant and concerning his uf And it shall come to pass, when house be established for ever, and do thy days be expired that thou must go as thou hast said. to be with thy fathers, that I will raise 24 Let it even be established, that up thy seed after thee, which shall be thy name may be magnified for ever, of thy sons; and I will establish his saying, The Lord of hosts is the God kingdom.

of Israel, ezen a God to Israel: and 12 He shall build me an house, and let the house of David thy servant be I will stablish his throne for ever. established before thee.

13 I will be his father, and he shall 25 For thou, O my God, hast told be my son : and I will not take thy servant that thou wilt build him an mercy away from him, as I took it house: therefore thy servant hath from him that was before thee. found in his heart to pray before thee. 14 But I will settle him

in mine 26 And now, Lord, thou art God, house and in my kingdom for ever: and hast promised this goodness unto and his throne shall be established thy servant: for evermore.

27 Now therefore let it please thee 15 According to all these words, to bless the house of thy servant, that and according to all this vision, so did it may be before thee for ever: for Nathan speak unto David.

thou blessesi, O Lord, and it shall 16 | And David the king came and

be blessed for ever. sat before the Lord, and said, Who

CHAP. XVIII. am I, O Lord God, and what is

1 Darid subdueth the Philist ines and the Moalmine house, that thou hast brought ites. 3 He smiteth Hudurezer and the Syrians. me hitherto?

9 Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless

Darid. 11 The presents and the spoil David 17 And yet this was a small thing in dedicateth to God. 13 He putteth garrisons thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also in Edom. 14 Darid's officers. spoken of thy servant's house for a Now after this it came to pass, that great while to come, and hast regard- David smote the Philistines, and subed me according to the estate of a dued them, and took Gath and her man of high degree, O Lord God. towns out of the hand of the Phi

18 What can David speak more to listines. thee for the honour of thy servant? 2 And he smote Moab; and the for thou knowest thy servant.

Moabites became David's servants, 19 O Lord, for thy servant's sake, I und brought gifts.

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