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they anointed David king over the house of
Judah. And they told David, saying. That
Hhe men of Jabesh-gilead were they that
buried Saul.

5 IT And David sent messengers unto the
men of Jabesh-gilead, and said unto them,
s Blessed be ye of the Lord, that ye have
shewed this kindness unto your lord, even
unto Saul, and have buried him.

6 And now ''the Lord shew kindness
and truth unto you : and I also will requite
you this kindness, because ye have done this

« thing.

7 Therefore now let your hands be strength-
ened, and t be ye valiant : for your master
Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah
have anointed me king over them.

8 IF But • Abner the son of Ner, captain of
t Saul's host, took || Ish-bosheth the son of
Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim ;

9 And he made him king over Gilead, and
over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and
over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over
all Israel.

10 Ish-bosheth, Saul's son was forty years
old when he began to reign over Israel, and
reigned two years : but the house of Judah
followed David.

11 And 4he t time that David was king
in Hebron, over the house of Judah, was
seven years and six months.

12 IT And Abner the son of Ner, and the
servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, went
out from Mahanaim to ' Gibeon





b 1 Sam. 18.
1. 3. &19.2.
& 20. 17, 41.
U 23. 1(1.
c ver. 19.

a Juds. 1. 1.
1 Sam. 23. 2,
4, 9. it 30. 7,


b I Sam. 30.


ver. 11.

ch. 5. 1, 3.

1 Kings 2.


c 1 Sam. 30.


d 1 Sam. 27.
2, .-). & 30. 1.
1 Chron. 12.

e ver. 11.
ch. 5. 5.

f 1 Sam. 31.
11, 13.

e Rulh S.
20. & 3. 10.
Pb. lis. IS.

h 2 Tim. 1.
16, 18.

I Heb. be ve
the sons of

i 1 Sam. 14.

t Hob. the
host which
was Saul*s.
II Or, ,
1 Chron. 8.
33. & 9. 39.


k ch. 5. .5.
1 Kings 2.


iHeb. num-
er of days.

I Josh. 18.


about 105.3.

t Heb. Ihem
m .lor. 4L

II That Is,
The field of
strong iiun.

n 1 Chron.

1 Chron.
12. 8.

1 Heb.

of his feet.
t Heb. at
one of the
roes that is
in the field.
p Ps. IH. 33.
Cant. 2. n.
& e. 14.
t Heb. from
after Abner.

U Or, svoil.
Judg. 14. 19.

q ch. 3. 27.
&. 4. 6. &
20. 10.

Asahel is slain hy Ahner.

13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the
servants of David went out, and met t toge-
ther by ™the pool of Gibeon : and they sat
down, the one on the one side of the pool,
and the other on the other side of the pool.

14 And Abner said to Joab, Let the young
men now arise, and play before us. And
Joab said. Let them arise.

15 Then there arose, and went over by
number, twelve of Benjamin, which pertained
to Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve
of the servants of David.

16 And they caught every one his fellow
by the head, and thrust his sword in his
fellow's side : so they fell down together :
wherefore that place was called || Helkath-
hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.

17 And there was a very sore battle that
day ; and Abner was beaten, and the men of
Israel, before the servants of David.

18 II And there were "three sons of Ze-
ruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel:
and Asahel was °as light fof foot fas a
wild roe.

19 And Asahel pursued after Abner; and
in going he turned not to the right hand nor
to the left ffrom following Abner.

20 Then Abner looked behind him, and
said, Art thou Asahel ? And he answered,
I am.

21 And Abner said to him. Turn thee
aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and
lay thee hold on one of the young men, and
take thee his || armour. But Asahel would
not turn aside from following of him.

22 And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn
thee aside from following me : wherefore
should I smite thee to the ground ? how then
should I hold up my face to Joab thy

23 Howbeit he refused to turn aside :
wherefore Abner with the hinder end of
the spear smote him i under the fifth n6,
that the spear came out behind him ; and
he fell down there, and died in the same
place : and it came to pass, that as many as
came to the place where Asahel fell down
and died, stood still.

24 Joab also and Abishai pursued after
Abner : and the sun went down when they
were come to the hill of Ammah, that lieth
before Giah, by the way of the wilderness of

. 25 IT And the children of Benjamin
gathered themselves together after Abner,
and became one troop, and stood on the
top of an hill.

26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said.
Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest
thou not that it will be bitterness in the lat-

Joah soundeth a retreat.

ter end ? how long shall it be then ere thou
bid the people return from following their
brethren ?

27 And Joab said, As God liveth, unless
'thou hadst spoken, surely then fin the
morning the people had || gone up every
one from following his brother.

• 28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the
people stood still, and pursued after Israel
no more, neither fought they any more.

29 And Abner and his men walked all
that night through the plain, and passed over
Jordan, and went through all Bith-ron, and
they came to Mahanaim.

30 And Joab returned from following
Abi\er : and when he had gathered all the
people together, there lacked of David's ser-
vants nineteen men, and Asahel.

31 But the servants of David had smitten
of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, so that
three hundred and threescore men died.

32 IT And they took up Asahel, and buried
him in the sepulchre of his father, which was
in Beth-lehem. And Joab and his men went
all night, and they came to Hebron at break
of day.

CHAP. m.

1 During the war David still waxeth stronger. 2 Six
sons were born to him in Hebron. 6 Abner, displeased
with Ish-bosheth, 12 revolleth to David. 13 David
requireth a condition to bring him his wife Michal.
17 Abner, having commnned with the Israelites, is
feasted by David, and dismissed. 22 Joabf returning
from battle, is displeased witli the king, and killeth
Abner. 28 David curseth Joab, 31 and mourneth
for Abner.

"VTOW there was long war between the
_L\| house of Saul and the house of David :
but David waxed stronger and stronger, and
the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

2 IF And "unto David were sons born in
Hebron: and his first-born was Amnon, ""of
Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

3 And his second, || Chileab, of Abigail
the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the
third, Absalom the son of Maacah, the
daughter of Talmai king of "^Geshur;

4 And the fourth, ''Adonijah the son of
Haggith ; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son
of Abital ;

5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah,
David's wife. These were born to David
in Hebron.

6 IT And it came to pass, while there was
war between the house of Saul and the house
of David, that Abner made himself strong
for the house of Saul.

7 And Saul had a concubine, whose name
was « Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah : and
Ish-bosheth said to Abner, Wherefore hast
thou '■gone in unto my father's concubine ?






aoout ia53.

I ver. 14.
Prov. 17. 14.
t Heb. from

II Or, gont

about 1053.

g Deut. 23.


1 Sam. 24.


ch. 9. 8. &

16. 9.

h Ruth 1. 17.
1 Kings 19.

i 1 Sam. 15.
28. & 16. 1,

12. & 28. 1^.
1 Chron. 12.

k Judg. 20.

cK. 17. 11.

1 Kings 4.


t Heb.

1 So Gjn.


m 1 Sam. 18.

n 1 Sam. 18.

25. 27.

1 Sam. 25.



t Heb.fo/n.
and weeping.
p ch. 11). 16.

a 1 Chron.
X 1,-4.
I> 1 Sam. 33.

II Or, ,
IClu 011.3.1.

t Feb. loth


and UtB third


q ver. 9.

(■ 1 Sam.

i-li. 13. S7.
(1 1 Killga
1. 5.

r 1 Chron.
12. 29.

a ver. 10, 12.


foil. 16. 21.

t 1 Kings
11. 37.


Abner revolteth to David.

8 Then was Abner very wroth for the words
of Ish-bosheth, and said. Am I e a dog's head,
which against Judah do shew kindness this
day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his
brethren, and to his friends, and have not
delivered thee into the hand of David, that
thou chargest me to-day with a fault con-
cerning this woman?

9 •> So do God to Abner, and more also,
except, 'as the Lord hath sworn to David,
even so I do to him ;

10 To translate the kingdom from the
house of Saul, and to set up the throne of
David over Israel and over Judah, ''from Dan
even to Beer-sheba.

11 And he could not answer Abner a word
again, because he feared him.

12 H And Abner sent messengers to David
on his behalf, saying. Whose is the land ?
saying also, Make thy league with me, and
behold, my hand shall he with thee, to bring
about all Israel unto thee.

13 U And he said. Well ; I will make a
league with thee : but one thing I require of
thee, tthat is, 'Thou shalt not see my face,
except thou first bring ""Michal, Saul's
daughter, when thou comest to see my face.

14 And David sent messengers to Ish-
bosheth, Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my
wife Michal, which I espoused to me "for an
hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

15 And Ish-bosheth sent, and took 'her
from her husband, eveti from "Phakiel the
son of Laish.

16 And her husband went with her t along
weeping behind her to PBahurim. Then
said Abner unto him. Go, return. And he

17 HAnd Abner had communication with «
the elders of Israel, saying. Ye sought for
David tin times past to he king over you:

18 Now then do it: ifor the Lord hath
spoken of David, saying. By the hand of my
servant David I will save my people Israel
out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of
the hand of all their enemies.

19 And Abner also spake in the ears of
■^ Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak
in the ears of David in Hebron all that
seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good
to the whole house of Benjamm.

20 So Abner came to David to Hebro!!*,'
and twenty men with him: and David made
Abner, and the men that were with him, a

21 And Abner said unto David, I wiil
arise and go, and »will gather all Israel urito
my lord the king, that they may make
a league with thee, and that thou mayest
'reign over all that thine heart desireth. And


Joab hilleth Ahner.

David sent Abner away; and he went in

22 IT And behold, the servants of David
and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and
brought in a great spoil with them: but
Abner was not with David in Hebron ; for
he had sent him away, and he was gone in

23 When Joab and all the host that was
with him were come, they told Joab, saying,
Abner the son of Ner came to the king,
and he hath sent him away, and he is gone
in peace.

24 Then Joab came to the king, and said.
What hast thou done? behold, Abner came
unto thee ; why is it that thou hast sent him
away, and he is quite gone?

25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner,
that he came to deceive thee, and to know
"thy going out and thy coming in, and to
know all that thou doest.

26 And when Joab was come out from
David, he sent messengers after Abner, which
brought him again from the well of Sirah :
but David knew it not.

27 And when Abner was returned to
Hebron', Joab ^took him aside in the gate to
speak with him || quietly, and smote him
there 'under the fifth rib that he died, for
the blood of ^Asahel his brother.

28 IT And afterward when David heard it,
he said, ^I and my kingdom are guiltless be-
fore the Lord for ever from the f blood of
Abner the son of Ner: •

29 *Let it rest on the head of Joab, and
on all his father's house ; and let there not
1 fail from the house of Joab one ''that hath
an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on
a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that
lacketh bread.

30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew
Abner, because he had slain their brother
"Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

31 lAnd David said to Joab, and to all
the people that were with him, ^ Rend your
clothes, and «gird you with sackcloth, and
mourn before Abner. And king David him-
self followed the f bier.

32 And they buried Abner in Hebron :
and the king lifted up his voice and wept at
the grave of Abner ; and all the people wept.

33 And the king lamented over Abner,
and said. Died Abner as a ''fool dieth ?

34 Thy hands were not bound, nor thy
feet put into fetters : as a man falleth before
t wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the
people wept again over him.

3o And when all the. people came s to
cause David to eat meat while it was yet day,
David sware, saying, ^ So do God to me, and


about 1048.

u 1 Sam.
29. 6.
Ilai. 37. 2

w 1 Kinffs

2. 5.

So ch. 20. 9,


'I °'' u,

X ch. 4. 6.

y ch. 2. 23.

7. Dent. 19.

13. & 21. 8.


1 Kings 2.


t Heb.


a 1 Kinea


be cut oW,
b Lev. 15. 2.

c ch. 2. 23.

d Josh. 7. 6.
ch. 1. 2, 11.
e Gen. 37.


t Heb. bed.

f eh. 13. 12,

t Heb.
children of

ch. 12. 17.
sr. 16. 7.

h Ruth 1.17.


about 1048.

i ch. 1. 12.

t T'Icb. wtur
pood in Uieir

t Heb.

k ch. 19. 7.
1 See ch. 10.

6, 33,34.
I's. 28. 4. &
62. 12.
2Tiin. 4. 14.

a Ezra 4. 4.
Isai. 13. 7.
b Matt 2. 3.

t Heb.

c Josh. 18.

d Neh. IL

f 1 Sam. 29.
1, 11.

II Or,

1 Chron. 8.
34. Sc 9. 40.

C ch. 2. 23.

h 1 Sam. 19.
2. 10. 11, &
23. 15. & 25.

Baanah and Rechab slay Ish-hosheth.

more also, if I taste bread or aught else,
' till the sun be down.

36 And all the people toolc notice of it,
and it t pleased them : as whatsoever the king
did pleased all the people.

37 For all the people and all Israel under-
stood that day that it Avas not of the king to
slay Abner the son of Ner.

38 And the king said unto his servants.
Know ye not that there is a prince and a
great man fallen this day in Israel ?

39 And I am this day t weak, though
anointed king ; and these men the sons of
Zeruiah ^ be too hard for me. ' The Lord
shall reward the doer of evil according to his


1 The Israelites being troubled at the death of Abner,
2 Baanah and Eechab slay Ish-iosheth, and bring his
head to Hebron. 9 David catiseth them to be slain,
and Is/i-bosheth's head to be buried.

AND when Saul's son heard that Abner
was dead in Hebron, *his hands were
feeble, and all the Israelites were ''troubled.

2 And Saul's son had two men that were
captains of bands : the name of the one was
Baanah, and the name of the t other Rechab,
the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, of the
children of Benjamin: (for ''Beeroth also was
reckoned to Benjamin :

3 And the Beerothites fled to ^Gittaim,
and were sojourners there until this day.)

4 And * Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son
that was lame of his feet : he was five years
old when the tidings came of Saul and Jona-
than ''out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him
up, and fled : and it came to pass, as she
made haste to flee, that he fell, and became
lame : and his name was || Mephibosheth.

5 And the sons of Rimmon the Beero-
thite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came
about the heat of the day to the house of
Ish-bosheth, who lay on a bed at noon.

6 And they came thither into the midst
of the house, as though they would have
fetched wheat ; and they smote him Sunder
the fifth rib : and Rechab and Baanah his
brother escaped.

7 For when they came into the house, he
lay on his bed in his bed-chamber, and they
smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him,
and took his head, and gat them away
through the plain all night.

8 And they brought the head of Ish-bo-
sheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the
king. Behold the head of Ish-bosheth the son
of Saul thijie enemy, '■which sought thy life ;
and the Lord hath avenged my lord the king
this day of Saul and of his seed.

9 HAnd David answered Rechab and


David anointed Icing over Israel.

Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the
Beerothitc, and said unto them,"^sthe Lord
liveth, ' wiio hath redeemed my soul out of all

10 When ""one told me, saying, Behold,
Saul is dead, (t thinking to have brought
good tidings,) I took hold of him, and slew
him in Ziklag, || who thought that I would
have given him a reward for his tidings :

11 How much more, Avhen wicked men
have slain a righteous person in his own
house upon his bed? shall I not therefore
now 'require liis blood of your hand, and
take you away from the earth ?

12 And David ""commanded his young
men, and they slew them, and cut off their
hands and their feet, and hanged them up
over the pool in Hebron. But they took the
head of Ish-bosheth, and buried it in the
° sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.


1 The tribes come to Hebron to anoint David over Israel.
4 David's age. 6 He taking Zion from the Jebusites
dwelleth in it. 11 Hiram sendeth to David. 13
Eleven sovs are born to him in Jerusalem. 17 David,
directed by God, smiteth the Philistines at Baal-
perazim, 22 and again at the mulberry-trees.

THEN * came all the tribes of Israel to
David unto Hebron, and spake, saying,
Behold, ''we are thy bone and thy flesh.

2 Also in time past, when Saul was king
over us, <=thou wast he that leddest out and
broughtest in Israel : and the Lord said to
thee, ''Thou shalt feed my people Israel,
and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

3 ^So all the elders of Israel came to the
king to Hebron; ''and king David made a
league with them in Hebron e before the
Lord: and they anointed David king over

. 4 IF David was thirty years old when he
began to reign, ^and he reigned forty years.

5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah 'seven
years and six months : and in Jerusalem he
reigned thirty and three years over all Israel
and Judah.

6 IT And the king and his men went ''to
Jerusalem unto 'the Jebusites the inhabit-
ants of the land : which spake unto David,
saying. Except thou take away the blind
and the lame, thou shalt not come in hi-
ther : II thinking, David cannot come in

7 Nevertheless, David took the strong hold
of Zion: ""the same is the city of David.

8 And David said on that day. Whoso-
ever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth
the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind,
that are hated of David's soul, "Ae shall be
chief and captain. \\ Wherefore they said,



about 1048.


I Kitlj^9 1.


P«. 31. 7.

k ch. 1. 2, 4.


t Heh. he

was in his
awv cve.s as
a bringcr.

II Or, which
was the tc~
ward I gave
him for his

1 Gen. 9. 5,

n ch. 3. 32.'


alrout 1048.

n 1 Chron.
n.l. &12.

b Gen. 29.

c 1 Sam. 18.

d 1 Sam. 16.

I. 12.

Ps. 78. 71.
See ch. 7. 7.
e 1 Chron,

f 2 Kings

II. 17.

g Judg. 11.

1 Sum. 23.

h 1 Chron.

26. 31. & 29.


i i-h. 2. 11.

1 Chron. 3.


k Judg. 1.

1 Josh. 15.


J lids. 1.8.&

19. 11. 12.

II Or, Baying
David shall
not, iS-c.

m ver. 9.

I Kings 2.
10. & R 1.
n 1 Chron.
11.6,— 9.

II Or, Bn-
cansn they
had said,
ei^nt the
blind and
the lame.
He shell not
come into
the house.

o vor. 7.

t Heh. went
going and

ahnut 1043.

IcTiron. 14.

t Heh.
hewers oftke
sUme OS tlic

q DcuL 17.


1 Chron. 3.

9. & 14. 3.

rl Chron. 3.
5. & 14. 4.

II Or,


1 Chron. 3. 5.

II Or,
1 Chron. 3.

1 Chron. 14.


a 1 Chron.
11. 10. Sc
14. 8.

u Josh. 15.


Isai. 17. 5.

X ch.2. 1.

ISora. 23.2,

4. & 30. 8.

11 That is.
The plain oj

7. Deut 7.
.'> 25

I'Chron. 14.

II Or, took
them nway.
a 1 Chron.
14. 13.

h yer. 19.

c So

2 Kings 7. 1

d Judg. 4.

He smiteth the Philistines.

The blind and the lame shall not come into
the house.

9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called
it, "The city of David. And David built
round about from Millo and inward.

10 And David t went on, and grew great,
and the Lord God of hosts was with him.

11 IT And P Hiram king of Tyre sent mes-
sengers to David, and cedar-trees, and car-
penters, and t masons : and they built David
an house.

12 And David perceived that the Lord
had established him king over Israel, and
that he had exalted his kingdom for his
people Israel's sake.

13 IT And iDavid took Aim more concu-
bines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he
was come from Hebron : and there were yet
sons and daughters born to David.

14 And ^ these be the names of those that
were born unto him in Jerusalem ; || Sham-
muah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solo-

15 Ibhar also, and || Elishua, andNepheg,
and Japhia,

16 And Elishama, and || Eliada, and Elj-

17 H 'But when the Phihstines heard that
they had anointed David king over Israel,
all the Philistines came up to seek David ;
and David heard of it, ' and went down to
the hold.

18 The Philistines also came and spread
themselves in "the»valley of Rephaim.

19 And David '^inquired of the Lord,
saying. Shall I go up to the Philistines?
wilt thou deliver them into mine hand 1 And
the Lord said unto David, Go up : for I
will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine

20 And David came to ^ Baal-perazim,
and David smote them there, and said, The
Lord hath broken forth upon mine enemies
before me, as the breach of waters. There-
fore he called the name of that place || Baal-

21 And there they left their images, and
David and his men ^ || burned them.

22 "H ''And the Philistines came up yet
again, and spread themselves in the valley
of Rephaim.

23 And when ''David inquired of the
Lord, he said. Thou shalt not go up : hut
fetch a compass behind them, and come upon
them over against the mulberry-trees.

24 And let it be, when thou "hearest the
sound of a going in the tops of the mul-
berry-trees, that then thou shalt bestir 'thy-
self : for then '' shall the Lord go out before
thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.


The arh brought from Kirjath-jearim.

25 And David did so as the Lord had
commanded him ; and smote the Philistines
from " Geba until thou come to ^ Gazer.

CHAP. yi.

] David fetcheth the ark from Kirjath-jearim on a new
cart. 6 Uzzah is smitten at Perez-uzzah. 9 God
llesseth Obed-edom for the ark. 12 David bringeth
the ark into Zion with sacrifices, danceth before it,
for which Michal despiseth him, 17 He placeth it in
a tabernacle with great joy and feasting. 20 Michal
reproving David for his religious joy is childless to
Iter death.

AGAIN, David gathered together all the
chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

2 And " David arose, and went with all
the people that were with him from || Baale
of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark
of God, II whose name is called by the name
of The Lord of hosts ''thatdwelleth between
the cherubims.

3 And they fset the ark of God "upon a
new cart, and brought it out of the house
of Abinadab that was in || Gibeah : and Uzzah
and Ahio the sons of Abinadab drave the
new cart.

4 And they brought it out of "^the house
of Abinadab, which toas at Gibeah, f ac-
companying the ark of God : and Ahio went
before the ark.

5 And David and all the house of Israel
played before the Lord on all manner of
instruments made o/* fir- wood, even on harps,
and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on
cornets, and on cymbals.

6 H And when they came to * Nachon's
threshing-floor, Uzzah ""put forth Ms hand
to the ark of God, and took hold of it : for
the oxen || shook it.

7 And the anger of the Lord was kindled
against Uzzah, and e God smote him there
for his II error ; and there he died by the ark
of God.

8 And David was displeased, because the
Lord had fmade a breach upon Uzzah: and
he called the name of the place || Perez-uzzah
to this day.

9 And ''David was afraid of the Lord
that day, and said, How shall the ark of the
Lord come to me ?

10 So David would not remove the ark
of the Lord unto him into the city of
David : but David carried it aside into the
house of Obed-edom 'the Gittite.

11 ^And the ark of the Lord continued
in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three
months: and the Lord 'blessed Obed-edom
and all his household.

12 IT And it was told king David, saying,
The Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-
edom, and all that pertaineth unto him,

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