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1. CHRONICLES. David's mighty men. fore they called it, The city of David. 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of

8 And he built the city round about, great stature, five cubits high; and in the even from Millo round about: and Joab Egyptian's hand was aspearlike a weaver's repaired the rest of the city.

beam; and he went down to him with a 9 So David waxed greater and greater : staff, and plucked the spear out of the for the Lord of hosts was with him. Egyptian's hand, and slew bim with his

10 | These also are the chief of the own spear. mighty men whom David had, who 24 These things did Benaiah the son of strengthened themselves with him in his Jeboiada, and had the name among the kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him three mighties. king according to the word of the LORD 25 Behold, he was honourable among concerning Israel.

the thirty, but attained not to the fora 11 And this is the number of the mighty three: and David set him over his guard. men whom David had; Jashobeam à 26 T Also the valiant men of the armies Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan lifted up his spear against three hundred the son of Dodo of Beth-lebem, slain by him at one time.

27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the 12 And after him was Eleazar the son Pelonite, of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, three mighties.

Abiezer , 13 He was with David at Pas-dammim,

292 Sibbecal the Hiushathite, Ilai the and there the Philistines were gathered Ahohite, together to battle, where was a parcel of 30 Mahara, the Netophathite, Heled the ground full of barley; and the people Aed son of Baanah the Netophathite, from before the Philistines.

31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that 14 And they set themselves in the midst pertained to the children of Benjamin, of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew Benaiah the Pirathonite, the Philistines; and the LORD saved them 32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel by a great deliverance.

the Arbathite, 15 | Now three of the thirty captains 33 Azmaveth the Babarumite, Eliahba went down to the rock to David, into the the Shaalbonite, cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philis 34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, tines encamped in the valley of Rephaim. Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,

16 And David was then in the hold, and 35 Abiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, the Philistines' garrison was then at Beth- Eliphal the son of Ur, lehem.

36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah 17 And David longed, and said, Oh that the Pelonite, one would give me drink of the water of 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son the well of Beth-lebem, that is at the gate! of Ezbai,

18 And the three brake through the host 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar of the Philistines, and drew water out of the son of Haggeri, the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Nabarai the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the but David would not drink of it, but son of Zeruiah, poured it out to the LORD,

40 tra the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 19 And said, My God forbid it me, that 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of I should do this thing : shall I drink the Ahlai, blood of these men that have put their 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenlives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of ite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty their lives they brought it. Therefore he with him, would not drink it. These things did 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Jothese three mightiest.

shaphat the Mithnite, 20 | And Abishai the brother of Joab, 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and he was chief of the three: for lifting up Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, his spear against three hundred, he slew 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha them, and had a nanie among the three. his brother, the Tizite,

21 Of the three, he was more honour 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and able than the two; for he was their cap- Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmab tain: howbeit he attained not unto the the Moabite, first three.

47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Me. 22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son sobaite. of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had

CHAP. XII. done many acts; he slew two lion-like shem of Moab: also he went down-aika Non these are they that came to Das slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day-.

himself close because of Saul the son of

Those who came to David at CHAP. XII.

Ziklag und Hebron. Kish: and they were among the mighty, David, when he came with the Philistines men, helpers of the war.

against Saul to battle: but they helped 2 'They were armed with bows, and them not: for the lords of the Philistines could use both the right hand and the left upon advisement sent him away, saying, in hurling stones, and shooting arrows out He will fall to his master Saul to the jeoof a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Ben- pardy of our heads. jamin.

20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, bim of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, Jeziél, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth ; and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite, thousands that were of Manasseh.

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty, 21 And they helped David against the man among the thirty, and over the thirty; band of the rovers : for they were all and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, mighty men of valour, and were captains i -and Jozabad the Gederatbite,

in the host. 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, 22 For at that time day by day there, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Ha- came to David to help him, until it was a ruphite,

great host, like the host of God. 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, 23 And these are the numbers of the and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korbites, bands that were ready armed to the war,

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons and came to David to Hebron, to turn the of Jeroham of Gedor.

kingdom of Saul to him, according to the 8 And of the Gadites there separated word of the Lord. themselves unto David into the hold to the 24 The children of Judah that bare wilderness men of might, and men of war shield and spear were six thousand and fit for the battle, that could handle shield eight hundred, ready armed to the war. and buckler, whose faces were like the 25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes men of valour for the war, seven thousand upon the

and one hundred. om Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, 26 Of the children of Levi four thouEliab the third,

sand and six hundred. 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the the fifth,

Aaronites, and with him were three thou11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, sand and seven hundred; 12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the nintb, 28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the valour, and of his father's house twenty eleventh.

and two captains. 14 These were of the sons of Gad, cap 29 And of the children of Benjamin, the tains of the host: one of the least was over kindred of Saul, three thousand : for a hundred, and the greatest over a thou- hitherto the greatest part of them had sand.

kept the ward of the house of Saul. 15 These are they that went over Jor 30 And of the children of Ephraim dan in the first month, when it had over- twenty thousand and eight hundred, down all his banks; and they put to flight mighty men of valour, famous throughall them of the valleys, both toward the out the house of their fathers, east, and toward the west.

31 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh 16 And there came of the children of eighteen thousand, which were expressed Benjamin and Judah to the holdunto David. by name, to come and make David king.

17 And David went out to meet them, 32 And of the children of Issachar, which and answered and said unto them, If ye were men that had understanding of the be come peaceably unto me to help me, times, to know what Israel ought to do; the my heart shall be knit unto you: but if heads of them were two hundred; and all ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, their brethren were at their commandment. seeing there is no wrong in my hands, 33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to the God of our fathers look thereon, and battle, expert in war, with all instruments rebuke it.

of war, fifty thousand, which could keep 18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, rank: they were not of double heart. who was chief of the captains, and he said, 34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, and with them with shield and spear thou son of Jesse : peace, peace be unto thirty and seven thousand. thee, and peace be to thy helpers ; 35 And of the Danites expert in war for thy God helpeth thee. Then David twenty and eight thousand and six hundred. received them, and made them captains of 36 And of Asher, such as went forth to the band.

battle, expert in war, forty thousand. 19 And there fell some of Manasseh to 37 And on the other side of Jordan, of

Uzza 23 smitten.

I. CHRONICLES, Hiram's kindness to David. the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the wherefore that place is called Perez-uzza half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of to this day. instruments of war for the battle, a hun 12 And David was afraid of God that dred and twenty thousand.

day, saying, How shall I bring the art of 38 All these men of war, that could keep God home to me? rank, came with a perfect heart to Heb 13 80 David brought not the art home ron, to make David' king over all Israel : to himself to the city of David, but carried and all the rest also of Israel were of one it aside into the house of Obed-edom thú beart to make David king.

Gittite. 39 And there they were with David 14 And the ark of God remained with three days, eating and drinking : for their the family of Obed-edom in his house three brethren bad prepared for them. months. And the Lord blessed the bouse

40 Moreover, they that were nigh them, of Obed-edom, and all that he had. even unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and

CHAP. XIV. Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on NOW Hiram king of Tyre sent mes

sengers to of ce meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of dars, with masons and carpenters, to build raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and him a house. sheep abundantly: for there was joy in 2 And David perceived that the LORD Israel,

had confirmed him king over Israel, for his CHAP. XIII.

kingdom was lifted up on high, because of ANP David.consulted with the captaing his people Israelid

3 And David took more wives at Je with every leader.

rusalem : and David begat more sons and 2 And David said unto all the congre- daughters. gation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, 4 Now these are the names of his chil. and that it be of the LORD our God, let us dren which he had in Jerusalem; Shantsend abroad unto our brethren every where, mua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon

, that are left in all the land of Israel, and 5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, with them also to the priests and Levites 6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia

, which are in their cities and suburbs, that 7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Elithey may gather themselves unto us : phalet.

3 And let us bring again the ark of our 8 | And when the Philistines beard God to us : for we inquired not at it in the that David was anointed king over all ls

. days of Saul.

rael, all the Philistines went up to seek 4 And all the congregation said that David. And David heard of it, and went they would do so : for the thing was right out against them. in the eyes of all the people.

9 And the Philistines came and spread 5 So David

gathered all Israel together, themselves in the valley of Rephaim. from Shihor of Egypt even unto the enter 10 And David inquired

of God, saying, ing of Hemath, to bring the ark of God Shall I go up against the Philistinesand from Kirjath-jearim.

wilt thou deliver them into my hand! 6 And David went up, and all Israel, And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for! to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which will deliver them into thy hand. belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the 11 So they came up to Baal.perazim, ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between and David smote them there. Then Da. the cherubims, whose name is called on it. vid said, God hath broken in upon mine

7 And they carried the ark of God in a enemies by my hand like the breaking new cart out of the house of Abinadab: forth of waters: therefore they called the and Uzza and Abio drave the cart. name of that place Baal-perazim.

8 And David and all Israel played be 12 And when they had left their gods fore God with all their might, and with there, David gave a commandment, and singing, and with harps, and with psalte- they were burned with fire. ries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, 13 And the Philistines yet again spread and with trumpets.

themselves abroad in the valley. 9 And when they came unto the 14 Therefore David

inquired again of threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth God: and God said unto him, Go not up his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen after them; turn away from them, and stumbled.

come upon them over against the mulberry: 10 And the anger of the LORD was kin- trees. died against Uzza, and be smote him, be 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear cause he put his hand to the ark: and there a sound of going in the tops of the mulber he died before God.

ry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to bat11 And David was displeased because tle: for God is gone forth before thee, to the LORD bad made a breach upon Uzza :smite the host of the Philistines.

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