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and my fortress, and my deliverer ;

3 The God of my rock ; ^ in him will I
trust : he is my ^shield, and the '"horn of my
salvation, my high ^ tower, and my ''refuge,
my saviour ; thou savest me from violence.

4 I will call on the Lord, who is worthy



II. SAMUEL.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


1019.


1018.




II Oi, panes.




t Heb.




Belial.


m Josh. 18.




28.






U Or, cords
' Ph. 116.3.




n So Josh. 7.




26.




ch. 24. 25.


k Pb. 116. 4.




& 120. 1.


about lOia


Jonah 2. 2.
1 Exod. 3.7.




Ps. 34. 6,




15. 17.




m Judg. 5.

Ps. rr. 18.






& 97. 4.




n Job 36.


II Or,


11.


Aoy/io.




♦ ifeb. tke
staff, or, the


t Heb. Sy.


head.


oPs.97.3.




Hab. 3. .'i.




Hebr.12.29.




p P«. 144. 5.

lBai.64.].






q Exod. 20.








1 Kines 8.




12.




P.i. 97. 2.


ch. 18. 3.


r Ps. 104. 3.


plKinesll.
36. & 15. 4.


s Ter. 10.


Ps 97.2.


I's. i;i2. 17.


t Heb.


t Heb. can-


biniUng of


dlc, or.


watfrs.


lamp.




q 1 Chron.




20.4.




r 1 Chron.




11. 29.


t ver. 9.


II Or,


Rijtpai.




II Or,


u Judg. 5.


Raplta.


20.

1 Sam. 2. 10.




& 7. 10.




Ps. 29. 3.




Isai. 30. 30.




X Deut. 32.


II Or, Jair.


23.


H Sec


Ps.7. 13. &


1 Chron. 20.


77. 17. b.


5.


144. 6.




Hab. 3. 11.


t 1 Chron.


y Exod. 15.


20. B.




Ps. 100.9.




Nah.l. 4.




Matt. 8. 26.




11 Oi , anser.
Ps 74. 1.




z>"8. 144.7.




II Or, great.


II Or,
Hnjyfia.
II Or,

repriiached.
1 Snm. 17.


a ver. 1.






10, 2.=i, 26.




u I Sam. 16.




9,




Sliantmah.




X 1 Chron.




20.8.






hPs.31.8.




i 1 18. 5.




c ell. 15. 26.




Ps. 22. 8.




d ver. 25.




1 Sam. 26.




23.




1 Kings 8.
Ps. 7. 8.






e P«. 24. 4.


a E.xoil. 15.


f Gen. 18.

19.

Ps. 110. 3.


j'udg. 5. 1.




t 12a. 1.




Prov. 8. 32.


b Ps. 18,




lille. &




Pa. 34. 19.


j^Deut.7.




Pa. 119. 30,


c Deut. 32.


102.


4.




P..ia2,&c.




& 31. 3. &




71.3. & 91.


h Gen. 6. 9.


■i. & 144. 2.


& J7. 1.


d Hebr.2.


.lob 1. 1.


13.


t lleb.


e Gen. 13. 1.


to him.


r l.ukB 1.

69.

K Prov. 18.


i ver. 21.




Ii Ps. 9. n. &
14. 6. & .'59.


t Heb. l-e-
forp lus n/ps.
k IHatt.5. ".


16. & 71. 7.
Jer. 16. 19.



David's psalm of thanksgiving

to be praised : so shall I be saved from mine
enemies.

5 When the || waves of death compassed
me, the floods of f ungodly men made me
afraid ;

6 The II ' sorrows of hell compassed me
about ; the snares of death prevented me;

7 In my distress ^ I called upon the Lord,
and cried to my God: and he did ^hear my
voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter
into his ears.

8 Then " the earth shook and trembled :
"the foundations of heaven moved and shook,
because he was wroth.

9 There went up a smoke tout of his
nostrils, and °fire out of his mouth devoured :
coals were kindled by it.

10 He P bowed the heavens alsb, and came
down ; and "J darkness was under his feet.

11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did
fly : and he was seen ■'upon the wings of the
wind.

12 And he made 'darkness pavilions round
about him, f dark waters, a7id thick clouds of
the skies.

13 Through 4;he brightness before him
were ' coals of fire kindled.

14 The Lord "thundered from heaven,
and the Most High uttered his voice.

15 And he sent out ^arrows, and scattered
them ; lightning, and discomfited them.

16 And the channels of the sea appeared,
the foundations of the world were discovered,
at the y rebuking of the Lord, at the blast of
the breath of his || nostrils.

17 '^He sent from above, he took me ; he
drew me out of || many waters :

18 "^ He delivered me from my strong ene-
my, and from them that hated me : for they
were too strong for me.

19 They prevented me in the day of my
calamity : but the Lord was my stay.

20 ''He brought me forth also into a large
place: he delivered me, because he "delighted
in me.

21 ^ The Lord rewarded me according to
my righteousness : according to the "clean.
ness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

22 For I have '"kept the ways of the Lord,
and have not wickedly departed from my
God.

23 For all his ^judgments were before me-
and as for his statutes, I did not depart from
them.

24 I was also ''upright f before him, and
have kept myself from mine iniquity.

25 Therefore 'the Lord hath recompensed
me according to my righteousness; according
to my cleanness t in his eye-sight.

26 With ''the merciful thou wilt shew
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for God's powerful deliverance.

thyself merciful, and with the upright man
thou wilt shew thyself upright.

27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself
pure; and 'with the fro ward thou wilt ||shew
thyself unsavoury.

28 And the "'afflicted people thou wilt
save: but thine eyes are upon "the haughty,
that thou mayest bring them down.

29 For thou art my || lamp, Lprd : and
the Lord will lighten my darkness.

30 For by thee I have J| run through a
troop : by my God have I leaped over a
wall.

31 As for God, °his way is perfect; Pthe
word of the Lord is || tried : he is a buckler
to all them that trust in him.

32 For 1 who is God, save the Lord ? and
who is a rock, save our God ?

33 God is my 'strength and power : and he
t^maketh my way * perfect.

34 He tmaketh my feet "like hinds'/ee/:
and ^setteth me upon my high places.

35 yHe teacheth my hands fto war; so
that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

36 Thou hast also given me the shield of
thy salvation : and thy gentleness hath t made
me great.

37 Thou hast 'enlarged my steps under
me ; so that my ffeet did not slip.

38 I have pursued mine enemies, and de-
stroyed them ; and turned not again until I
had consumed them.

39 And I have consumed them, and wound-
ed them, that Xhef could not arise : yea, they
are fallen * under my feet.

40 For thou hast '•girded me with strength
to battle : "them that rose up against me hast
thou t subdued under me.

41 Thou hast also given me the ^ necks of
mine enemies, that I might destroy them that
hate me.

42 They looked, but there was none to
save; even ^unto the Lord, but he answered
them not.

43 Then did I beat them as small '"as the
dust of the earth, I did stamp them ^ as the
mire of the street, and did spread them
abroad.

44 ''Thou also hast delivered me from the
strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to
he 'head of the heathen : ■'a people which I
knew not shall serve me.

45 t Strangers shall (| f submit themselves
unto me : as soon as they hear, they shall be
obedient unto me.

46 Strangers shall fade away, and they
shall be afraid 'out of their close places.

47 The Lord liveth ; and blessed he my
rock ; and exalted be the God of the ™ rock of
my salvation.



CHAP. XXIII.



BeFare

CH RIST

101&



I Lev. 86. 23,
24.27,28.

II Or,
wregtle,
Va. 18. 26.
m Exod. 3.
7, 8.

Ps. 72. 12,

13.

n Job 40.

11, 12.
hai. 2. 11.

12, 17. & 5.
15.

Dan. 4. 37.
11 Ot.caniUe.
Job 20. 3.
Ps. 27. 1.

broken a
troop.



o Deut 32.

4.

Dan. 4. 37.

Rev. 15. 3.

p Pb. 12. 6.

& 119. 140.

Prov. 30. 5.

" ?'-^
rqfined.

a 1 Sam. 2.

2.

Isai. 45. 5,

6.

r Exod. 15.

2.

Ps. 27. 1. &

ae. 7, 8. &

31. 4.

Isai. 12. 2.

t Hob.

riddeth, or,

loo.icth.

t Hebr. 13.

21.

t Dent. 18.

13.

Job 22.3.

Ps. 101,2,6.

icUO. 1.

t Hcb.

eaualteth.

u ih. 2. 18.

llab. 3. 19.

X DeuL 32.

13,

Isai. 33. 16.

& m. 14.

y Ps. 144. 1.
t Heb. for
the war,
t Heb. mul-
tiplied inc.
z Prov. 4.
12.

t Heb.
anklca.



a Mai. 4. 3.

b Pi. 18. 32,

39.

c Fa. 44. 5.

t Heb.

caused to

bote.

d Gen. 49.8.

E.\od. 23.

27.

Josh. 10. 24.



e Job 27. 9.
Prov. 1. 28.
Isai. 1. 15.
Mic. 3. 4.

f 2 Kings 13.

Ps. 35.5.
Dan. 2. 3.5.
g Isai. 10.6.
Mic. 7. 10.
Zecli. 10. 5.



h cb. 3. 1. &
5. 1.&19.9.
14. &.20. 1,
2,22.
i DeuL 28.
13.

ch. 8. 1,-14.
Ps. 2. 8.
k Isai. 55. 5.
t Hcb.
Sons of the
stranger.
H Or, vield
feigned obe-
dience,
i Heb. lie :
See Deut.
33. 29.
Ps. m. 3. &
81. 1.5.
1 Mic. 7. 17.



m Fa. 89 20.



Berore
CHRIST

1018.



t Heb.

givetli

aveiigcment

for inc.

1 Sam. 25.

39.

ch,18.19,

31.

n P8.144.2.

o Fa. 140. 1.



I Rom. 15.



q Pi. 144.
10.

r Pb.89.20.

a ch.7. 12,

13.

Fb. 89. 29.



a ch.7. 8,9.
Ps. 78. 70,
71. t 89.27.
b 1 Sam. 16.
12, 13.
Ps. 89. 20.



c 2 Pet. 1.
21.



d DeuL 32.

4, 31.

ch. 22. 2, 32.

II Or, Be

thou ruler,

S-c.

Ps. 110. 2.

e Exod. 18.

21.

2Chron. 19.

7, 9.

fJudg. 5.

31.

Ps.89.36.

Prov. 4. 18.

Hos. 6. 5.

See Pa. 110.

3.



■ ch. 7. 15,



Ps. 89. 29.
Isai. 55. 3.



t Heb. mied.



II Or,

.fosheb-

bassebet the

Tuckmenile,

head of Ui&

three.

II See

1 Cliron. 11.

11. & 27. 2.

t Hcb. j^ar'n.

h 1 Chron.
11. 12. &. 27.
4.



David's last words.

48 It is God that favengeth me, and that
"bringeth down the people under me,

49 And that bringeth me forth from
mine enemies : thou also hast lifted me up
on high above them that rose up against
me : thou hast delivered me from the "vio-
lent man.

50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee,

Lord, among Pthe heathen, and I will
sing praises unto thy name.

51 ijHe is the tower of salvation for his
king : and sheweth mercy to his 'anointed,
unto David, and »to his seed for evermore.

CHAP. xxm.

1 David, in his last words, professeth his faith in God's
promises to be beyond sense or experience. 6 The dif-
ferent state of the wicked. 8 A catalogue of David's
mighty men.

NOW these he the last words of David.
David the son of Jesse said, *and the
man who was raised up on high, ""the anointed
of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist
of Israel, said,

2 "The Spirit of the Lord spake by me,
and his word was in my tongue.

3 The God of Israel said,'^theRockof Israel
spake to me, || He that ruleth over men must
he just, ruling " in the fear of God.

4 And ^he shall he as the light of the
morning when the sun riseth, even a morn-
ing without clouds ; as the tender grass
springing out of the earth by clear shining
after rain.

5 Although my house he not so with God;
syet he hath made with me an everlasting
covenant, ordered in all things, and sure : for
this is all my salvation, and all my desire,
although he make it not to grow.

6 IT But the sons of Belial shall he all of
them as thorns thrust away, because they
cannot be taken with hands :

7 But the man that shall touch them must
be t fenced with iron and the staff of a spear ;
and they shall be utterly burned with fire in
the same place.

8 H These he the names of the mighty
men whom David had : || The Tachmonite
that sat in the seat, chief among the cap-
tains ; the same was Adino the Eznite : || he
lifted up his spear against eight hundred,
fwhom he slew at one time.

9 And after him was ''Eleazar the son of
Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty
men with David, when they defied the Phi-
listines that were there gathered together to
battle, and the men of Israel were gone
away: .

10 He arose, and smote the Philistmes
until his hand was weary, and his hand clave
unto the sword : and the Lord wrought a

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A catalogue of

great victory that day ; and the people re-
turned after him only to spoil.

11 And after him was ' Shammah the son
of Agee the Hararite. ''And the Phihstines
were gathered together ' | into a troop, where
was a piece of ground full of lentiles : and the
people fled from the Philistines.

12 But he stood in the midst of the ground,
and defended it, and slew the Phihstines : and
the Lord wrought a great victory.

13 And ' II three of the thirty chief went
down, and came to David in the harvest-time
unto ""the cave of Adullam : and the troop of
the Phihstines pitched in "the valley of Re-
phaim.

14 And David was then in an "hold, and
the garrison of the Philistines was then in
Beth-lehem.

15 And David longed, and said, Oh that
one would give me drink of the water of
the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the
gate !

16 And the three mighty men brake
through the host of the Philistines, and
drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem,
that was by the gate, and took it, and
brought it to David : nevertheless he would
not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the
Lord.

17 And he said, Be it far from me, O
Lord, that I should do this : is not this
Pthe blood of the men that went in jeopardy
of their lives ? therefore he would not drink
it. These things did these three mighty
men.

18 And "J Abishai, the brother of Joab, the
son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And
he lifted up his spear against three hundred,
'\and slew them, and had the name among
three.

19 Was he not most honourable of three ?
therefore he was their captain : howbeit he
attained not unto the ^rs^ three.

20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the
son of a valiant man, of 'Kabzeel, fwho had
done many acts, "he slew two t lion-like men
of Moab : he went down also and slew a lion
in the midst of a pit in time of snow :

21 And he slew an Egyptian, fa goodly
man : and the Egyptian had a spear in his
hana ; but he went down to him with a staff",
and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's
hand, and slew him with his own spear;

22 These things did Benaiah the son of
Jehoiada, and had the name among three
mighty men.

23 He was || more honourable than the
thirty, but he .attained not to the first three.
And David set him 'over his ||t guard.

24 "Asahel the brother of Joab was one of



II. SAMUEL.



Before


Beforo


CHRIST


CHKIST


1018.


1018.


i ICIiron.


X See


11. 27.


1 Chron. 11.


k gee


27.


1 Chron. 11.




13, 14.




II Or, /or
joraginS'






1 1 Chron.




11. 15.




II Or, lla




three cap-




tains aoer




the thirty.




m ISam.




32. 1.




n ch. 5. 18.






llOr. valleys.
Dcut. 1.24.


o 1 Sam. 22.


J Juds.2.9.


4, 5.








P Lev. 17.
10.


z ch.20.a6.




a ch. 11.3, 6.


q 1 Chron.




11. 20.




1 Heb. slain.




r Josh. 15.

21.

t Heb. ^


1017.
a cb.21.1.


n Satan,


great of
acts.


1 Cliron. 21.

.lam. 1. 13,
14.

b 1 Chron.


s Exoil. 15.

15.

IChron.ll.

22.

t Hcb. lions


27. 23, 24.


of God.




t Heb.
a man of
counte-


II Or,
Compass.


nance, 01.


c Judg. 20.


sisht:


1.


called




1 Chron. 11.




23, a man of




great


d Jer. 17. 5.


stature.




II Or.




honouraMe




amonff the




thirty.




t ch.8. 18.




i 20. 23.




II Or,




covncd.




t Heb. at
his com-






mand.




1 Sam. 22.




14.




uch.2. 18.





David^s Tnighty men.

the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of
Beth-lehem,

25 ^ Shammah the Harodite, Ehka the
Harodite,

26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh
the Tekoite,

27 Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai
the Hushathite,

28 Zaknon the Ahohite, Maharai the
Netophathite,

29 Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophath-
ite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of
the children of Benjamin,

30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the
II brooks of yGaash,

31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth
the Barhumite,

32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite; of the sons of
Jashen, Jonathan,

33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son
of Sharar the Hararite,

34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son
of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahi-
thophel the Gilonite,

35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arb-
ite,

36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani
the Gadite,

37 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Bee-
rothite, armour-bearer to Joab the son of
Zeruiah,

38 ^Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,

39 " Uriah the Hittite : thirty and seven
in all.

CHAP. XXIV.

1 David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joah to number the
people. 5 The captains, in nine months and twenty
days, bring the muster of thirteen hundred thousand
fighting men. 10 David, having three plagues pro-
pounded by Gad, repenteth and chooseth the three days'
pestilence. 15 After the death of threescore and ten
thousand, David, by repentance preventeth the destruc-
tion of Jerusalem. 18 David, by Gad's direction,
purchaseth Araunah's threshing-Jloor : where having
sacrificed, the plague stayeth,

AND * again the anger of the Lord was
kindled against Israel, and || he moved
David against them to say, '' Go, number
Israel and Judah.

2 For the king said to Joab, the captain of
the host, which was with him, || Go now
through all the tribes of Israel, •= from Dan
even to Beer-sheba, and number ye the
people, that ''I may know the number of the
people.

3 And Joab said unto the king, Now the
Lord thy God add unto the people, how
many soever they be, an hundred-fold, and
that the eyes of my lord the king may see it:
but why doth my lord the king delight in
this thing ?

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David forceth Joah to number the people.

4 Notwithstanding the king's word pre-
vailed against Joab, and against the captains
of the host. And Joab and the captains of
the host went out from the presence of the
king, to number the people of Israel.

5 IT And they passed over Jordan, and
pitched in *Aroer, on the right side of the
city that lieth in the midst of the || river of
Gad, and toward *■ Jazer : *

6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the
(I land of Tahtim-hodshi ; and they came to
eDan-jaan, and about to ""Zidon,

7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre,
and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the
Canaanites : and they went out to the south
of Judah, even to Beer-sheba.

8 So when they had gone through all the
land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of
nine months and twenty days.

9 And Joab gave up the sum of the num-
ber of the people unto the king : 'and there
were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant
men that drew the sword ; and the men of
Judah were five hundred thousand men.

10 IF And ''David's heart smote him after
that he had numbered the people. And
David said unto the Lord, ' I have sinned
greatly in that I have done : and now, I be-
seech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity
pf thy servant; for I have "'done very
foolishly.

11 For when David was up in the morn-
ing, the word of the Lord came unto the
prophet " Gad, David's °seer, saying,

12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith
the Lord, I offer thee three things ; choose
thee one of them, that I may do it unto
thee.

13 So Gad came to David, and told him,
and said unto him. Shall p seven years of
famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt
thou flee three months before thine enemies,
while they pursue thee ? or that there be
three days' pestilence in thy land ? Now ad-
vise, and see what answer I shall return to
him that sent me.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a
great strait : let us fall now into the hand of
the Lord ; ^ for his mercies are || great ; and
'let me not fall into the hand of man;

15 IT So nhe Lord sent a pestilence upon
Israel from the morning even to the time



CHAP. XXIV.



Before

CH RIST

1017.



e Dout. 3.

:is.

Joah. 13. 9,

16.

II Or,

valley.

( Numb. 32.

1,3.

II Or, nethtr
land newt J/
inhabited.
c Josh. 19.

Ju'ds. 18.29.
Ii Josh. 10.
28.
Judg. 18. 23.



i Ses

1 Chron. 31.

5.



k 1 Sam. 24.
5.



1 ch. 13. 13.



m 1 Sam. 13.
13.



n 1 Sam. 22.
5.

1 Sam. 9.
9.

1 Chron. 29.
29.



p See

1 Chron. 21.

12.



n Ps. 103. 8,
J3,14.&.119.
156.
II Or,
many.
r See
laai. 47. 6.
Zech. 1. l.'i.
si Chron. 21.
14. & 27. 34.



Before

CHUIST

10J7.



t Exod. 12.

23.

1 Chron. 21.

15.

I" Gen. 6. 6.

1 Sum. 15.

11

Joel 2. 13,

14.



1 1 Chron.
21. 15,
Oman:
See vor. IS.
2 Chron. 3.
I.

y 1 Chron.
21. 17.



r. 1 Chron.
21. 18, &c.



t Heb.
Araniah.



a See Gen.
23. 8,-16.



b Numb. 16.
48, 50.



<•! Kings 19.

21.



d Ezek. 20.
40, 41.



e See

1 Chron. 21.

24, 25.



fch. 21.14.
g ver. 21.



The three dayi pestilence for so doing.

appointed : and there died of the people from
Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand
men.

IG 'And when the angel stretched out his
hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, "the
Lord repented him of the evil, and said
to the angel that destroyed the people, It is
enough : stay now thine hand. And the angel
of the Lord was by the threshing-place of
^Araunah the Jebusite.

17 And David spake unto the Lord when
he saw the angel that smote the people, and
said, Lo, y I have sinned, and I have done
wickedly : but these sheep, what have they
done ? Let thine hand, I pray thee, be against
me, and against my father's house.

18 IT And Gad came that day to David,
and said unto him, ^ Go up, rear an altar
unto the Lord in the threshing-floor of
t Araunah the Jebusite.

19 And David, according to the saying of
Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.

20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king
and his servants coming on toward him : and
Araunah went out, and bowed himself before
the king on his face upon the ground.

21 And Araunah said. Wherefore is my
lord the king come to his servant ? " And
David said. To buy the threshing-floor of
thee, to build an altar unto the Lord, that
'' the plague may be stayed from the people.

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let
my lord the king take and offer up what
seemeih good unto him: "behold, here be oxen
for burnt-sacrifice, and threshing-instru-
ment* and other instruments of the oxen
for wood.

23 All these things did Araunah, as a
king, give unto the king. And Araunah said
unto the king. The Lord thy God ^ accept
thee.

24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay;
but I will surely buy it of thee at a price :
neither will I offer burnt-offerings unto the
Lord my God of that Avhich doth cost me
nothing. So * David bought the threshing-
floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

25 And David built there an altar unto
the Lord, and offiered burnt-offerings and
peace-offerings. '"So the Lord was entreated
for the land, and sthe plague was stayed
from Israel.

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THE

FIRST BOOK OF THE KINGS,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE THIED BOOK OF THE KINGS.



CHAP. I.

1 Abishag cherisheth David in his extreme age. 5 Ado-
nijaJi, David's darling, usurpeth the kingdom. W By
the counsel of Nathan, 15 Bath-sheba moveth the king,
22 and Nathan secondeth her. 28 David reneweth
his oath to Bath-sheba. 32 Solomon, by David's ap-
pointment, being anointed king by Zadok and Nathan,
the people triumph. 41 Jonathan hringingthesenews,
AdonijaKs guests fly. 50 ^donijah, flying to the
horns of the altar, upon his good behaviour is dismissed
by Solomon.

~ ^OW king David was old and f stricken
_ _\ in years ; and they covered him with
clothes, but he gat no heat.

2 Wherefore his servants said unto him,
t Let there be sought for my lord the king
t a young virgin : and let her stand before
the king, and let her t cherish him, and let
her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king
may get heat.

3 So they sought for a fair damsel through-
out all the coasts of Israel, and found Abi-
shag a " Shunammite, and brought her to
the king.

4 And the damsel was very fair, and che-
rished the king, and ministered to him : but
the king knew her not.

5 IT Then ■• Adonijah the son of Haggith
exalted himself, saying, I will f be king : and
*he prepared him chariots and horsfemen,
and fifty men to run before him.

6 And his father had not displeased him
t at any time in saying, Why hast thou done
so ? and he also was a very goodly man ;
''and his mother bare him after Absalom.

7 And the conferred with Joab the son of
Zeruiah, and with "= Abiathar the priest : and
•"they,! following Adonijah, helped him.

8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the
son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet,
and eShimei, and Rci, and ''the mighty men
which belonged to David, were not with
Adonijah.

9 And Adonijah slew sheep, and oxen, and
fat cattle, by the stone of Zoheleth, which is
by II En-rogcl, and called all his brethren the
king's sons, and all the men of Judah the
king's servants :

10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah,
and the mighty men, and Solomon his bro-
ther, he called not.

11 IF Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath-
sheba the mother of Solomon, saying. Hast



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