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before the Philistines, and fell down || slain
in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard aifer
Saul, and after his sons : and the Phihstinos

SauTs overthrow and death.


slew Jonathan, and |1 Abinadab, and Malchi-
shua, the sons of Saul.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul,
and the t archers fhit him, and he was
wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer,
Draw thy sword, and thrust me through
therewith, lest these uncircumcised come
and II abuse me. But his armour-bearer
would not ; for he was sore afraid. So Saul
took a sword, and fell upon it.

5 And when his armour-bearer saw that
Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword,
and died.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all
his house died together.

7 And when all the men of Israel that
were in the valley saw that they fled, and
that Saul and his sons were dead, then they
forsook their cities, and fled : and the Philis-
tines came and dwelt in them.

8 IT And it came to pass on the morrow,
when the Philistines came to strip the slain,
that they found Saul and his sons fallen in
mount Gilboa.

9 And when they had stripped him, they
took his head, and his armour, and sent
into the land of the Philistines'round about,
to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the

10 ''And they put his armour in the
house of their gods, and fastened his head
in the temple of Dagon.

1 1 IF And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all
that the Philistines had done to Saul,

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and
took away the body of Saul, and the bodies
of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh,
and buried their bones under the oak in
Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

13 IT So Saul died for his transgression
which he f committed . against the Lord,
"even against the word of the Lobd, which
he kept not, and also for asking counsel of
one that had a familiar spirit, ''to inquire
of it:

14 And inquired not of the Lord : there-
fore he slew him, and nurned the kingdom
unto David the son of t Jesse.


1 David by a general coruent is made king at Hebron.
4 He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by
JoaVs valour. 10 A catalogue of David's mighty

THEN "all Israel gathered themselves to
David unto Hebron, saying. Behold,
we are thy bone and thy flesh.

2 And moreover t in time past, even when
Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out
and broughtest in Israel : and the Lord thy




H Or, Ishui,
1 Sam. 14.

t Heb.
with boW9.
t Heb.
found him.

b 1 Sam. 31.




Illeb. traiis-
c 1 Sam. 13.
13. & 15. 23.

d 1 Sam.
28. 7.

e 1 Sam. 15


2 Sam. 3. 9,

10. tL 5. 3.

t Heb. laai.

a 2 Sam. 5.

T Heb. hoth
and the third

II Ot.rvle.
b P«. 78. 71.

c 3 Sam. 5.

t Heb. Sy
the hand of.
A 1 Sam. 16.
1, 12, 13.
e 2 Sam. 5.

f Judj. 1.
21. & 19. 10.

t Heb. head.

II That is.


2 Sam. 5.7.

t Heb.


\ Heb. went
ingoing and

II Or, held
with him.

h 1 Sam. 16.
1, 12.

II Or, son of

II Or, F.phes-
1 Sam. 17.

11 Or, stood.

II Or, sal-
II Or, three
over the
i 2 Sam. 23.

k oh. 14. 9.

David is made king at Hebron.

God said unto thee. Thou shalt || •> feed my
people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over
my people Israel.

3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel
to the king to Hebron ; and David made a
covenant with them in Hebron before the
Lord; and "they anointed David king over
Israel, according to the word of the Lord
tby "^Samuel.

4 H And David and all Israel "went to Je-
rusalem, which is Jehus; ''where the Jebu-
sites were, the inhabitants of the land.

5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to
David, Thou shalt not come hither. Never-
theless David took the castle of Zion, which
is the city of David.

6 And David said. Whosoever smiteth the
Jebusites first shall be f chief and captain.
So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and
was chief.

7 And David dwelt in the castle; there-
fore they called || it. The city of David.

8 And he built the city round about, even
from Millo round about : and Joab t repaired
the rest of the city.

9 So David t waxed greater and greater:
for the Lord of hosts was with him.

10 H^These also are the chief of the
mighty men whom David had, who || strength-
ened themselves with him in his kingdom,
and with all Israel, to make him king ac-
cording to ''the word of the Lord concern-
ing Israel.

11 And this is the number of the mighty
men whom David had ; Jashobeam \\ anHach-
monite, the chief of the captains : he lifted
up his spear against three hundred slain by
him at one time.

12 And after him was Eleazar the son of
Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three

13 He was with David at || Pas-dammim,
and there the Philistines were gathered toge-
ther to battle, where was a parcel of ground
full of barley ; and the people fled from bo-
fore the Phihstines.

14 And they || set themselves in the midst
of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the
Philistines; and the Lord saved them by a
great || deliverance.

15 11 Now II three of the thirty captains
'went down to the rock to David, into the
cave of Adullam ; and the host of the Philis-
tines encamped ''in the valley of Rephaim.

16 And David was then in the hold, and
the Philistines' garrison was then at Beth-

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


A catalogue of David's mighty men,

18 And the three brake through the host
of the PhUistines, and drew water out of the
well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate,
and took it, and brought it to David : but
David would not drink of it, but poured it
out to the Lord,

19 And said, My God forbid it me, that

I should do this thing: shall I drink the
blood of these men fthat have put their lives
in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy o/" their
Uves they brought it. Therefore he would
not drinic it. These things did these three

20 IT'And Abishai the brother of Joab, he
was chief of the three : for lifting up his spear
against three hundred, he slew them, and had
a name among the three.

21 "Of the three, he was more honour-
able than the two ; for he was their cap-
tain : howbeit he attained not unto the first

22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of
a valiant man of Kabzeel, f who had done
many acts ; ° he slew two lion-like men of
Moab : also he went down and slew a lion
in a pit in a snowy day.

23 And he slew an Egyptian, t a man of
great stature, five cubits high ; and in the
Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's
beam; and 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.

24 These things did Benaiah the son of
Jehoiada, and had a name among the three

25 Behold, he was honourable among the
thirty, but attained not to the first three :
and David set him over his guard.

26 IT Also the valiant men of the armies
were, "Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan
the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem,

27 II Shammoth the || Harorite, Helez the

II Pelonite,

28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,
Abiezer the Antothite,

29 II Sibbecai the Hushathite, || Ilai the

30 Maharai the Netophathite, 1| Heled the
son of Baanah the Netophathite,

31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that
l^ertained to the children of Benjamin, Be-
naiah the Pirathonite,

32 II Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, || Abiel
the Arbathite,

33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba
the Shaalbonite,

34 The sons of || Hashem the Gizonite,
Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,

35 Ahiam the son of || Sacar the Hararite,
||Eliphal the son of |jUr,





r Hcb. viith
their liues, .

I 9 Sum. S3.
18, &c.

m 3 Sam,
33. 19, &.C

t heh. great
n 2 Sam. 23.

tHeb. aman
of measure.

o 2 Sam. 2X

II Or, Sham-


II Or, Harc-


2 Sara. 23.


OOr, Pallite,

2 Sam. 23.


II Or.


II Or, JIe;fb.

Or Hiddai.
,. Or,

Or, Jashetu
Ire 2 Sara.

2.1.32, 33.

II Or.


ll Or,


II Or. .





llOr, Prtoroi
the Mrbite*

II Or. the

IP'' .

about 1058.
a 1 Sam.
b 1 Sam.
t Heb.
being yet
shut up.

c Judg. 20.

II Or.


ef the host.

a 2 Sam. 2.

t Heb. as
llieroes upon
the moun-
tains to
make haste.

The companies that came to him at Zihlag.

36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah* the

37 IJHezro the Carmelite, || Naarai the
son of Ezbai,

38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar
II the son of Haggeri,

39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the
Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the son
of Zeruiah,

40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of

42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite,
a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with

43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joslia-
phat the Mithnite,

44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and
Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,

45 Jediael the || son of Shimri, and Joha
his brother, the Tizite,

46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and
Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah
the Moabite,

47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Meso-


1 The companies that came to David at Zihlag. 23 The
armies that came to him at Hebron.

NOW "these are they that came to David
to ''Ziklag, t while he yet kept himself
c ose because of Saul the son of Kish : and
they were among the mighty men, helpers
of the war.

2 They were armed with bows, and could
use both the right hand and "^the left in hurl-
ing stones, and shooting arrows out of a bow,
even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.

3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the
sons of II Shemaah the Gibeathite ; and Jeziel,
and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth ; and Bera-
chah, and Jehu the Antothite,

4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty
man among the thirty, and over the thirty ;
and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan,
and Josabad the Gederathite,

5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah,
and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haru-

6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and
Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of
Jeroham of Gedor.

8 And of the Gadites there separated them-
selves unto David into the hold to the wilder-
ness men of might, and men t of war fit for
the battle, that could handle shield and
buckler, whose faces luere like the faces of




^■\ as swift as the roes upon

the mountains ;


The arinies that came


to David at Hebron.



9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab
the third,

10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the

11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad

13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai

14 These were of the sons of Gad,
tains of the host: || one of the least was over
an hundred, and the greatest over a thou-

15 These are they that went over Jordan
in the first month, when it had f overflown
all his '.banks; and they put to flight all
them of the valleys, both toward the east, and
toward the west.

16 And there came of the children of Ben-
jamin and Judah to the hold unto David.

17 And David went out f to meet them,
and answered and said unto them, If ye be
come peaceably unto me to help me, mine
heart shall f be knit unto you : but if ye be
come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing
there is no || wrong in mine hands, the God
of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

18 Then tthe spirit came upon ^Amasai,
who was chief of the captains, and he said,
Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou
son of Jesse : peace, peace be unto thee, and
peace be to thine helpers ; for thy God help-
eth thee. Then David received them, and
made them captains of the band.

19 And there fell some of Manasseh to
David, fwlien he came with the Philistines
against Saul to battle : but they helped them
not : for the lords of the Philistines upon
advisement sent him away, saying, '' He will
fall to his master Saul t to the jeopardy of
our heads.

20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him
of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Je-
diael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu,
and Zilthar, captains of the thousands that
were of Manasseh.

21 And they helped David [| against 'the
band of the rovers: for they were all mighty
men of valour, and were captains in the host,

22 For at that time day by day there came
to David to help him, until it was a great
host, like the host of God.

23 IT And these are the numbers of the
I] t bands that were ready armed to the war,
and •'came to David to Hebron, to 'turn the
kingdom of Saul to him, "> according to the
word of the Lord.

24 The children of Judah that bare shield
and spear were six thousand and eight hun-
dred, ready || armed to the war.





Bbout 1058.


n 8 Sam. 8.


II Or, oiu

that was

least could

resist an-


t Heb.
bretfiren, .

the greatest
a thimsand.

t Heb.

a multitude

t Hob.

of them.

fiUcd over.

o 2 Sam. 3.

Josh. 3. 15.


1 Heb. men

of names

J Hob.
before them.


t Heb.
be one.

II Or,


t Heb. the



So Juds. e.


II Or,

f8Sam. 17.

rtinsers V


battle, or.

ranged in


1 Or. set

the battle in


without a

heart and a

about 1056.

Pb. 13. 2.

g 1 Sam. 29.

h 1 Sara. 29.


t Hch. m

II Or,
their rank.

our heads.

II Or,

wiUi a band.

i 1 Sam. 30.

1, 9, 10.


II Or,.

cavtains or


k 2 Sam. 2.

3, 4. & 5. 1.

1 ch. 10. 14.

II Or, ,

m 1 Sam.

victual of

18. 1, 3.


II Or,


.25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men
of valour for the war, seven thousand and one

26 Of the children of Levi four thousand
and six hundred.

27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the
Aaronites, and with him were three thousand
and seven hundred ;

28 And "Zadok, a young man mighty of
valour, and of his father's house twenty and
two captains.

29 And of the children of Benjamin, the
fkindred of Saul, three thousand : for hitherto
t"the greatest part of them had kept the
ward of the house of Saul.

30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty
thousand and eight hundred, mighty men ot
valour, tfamous throughout the house of their

31 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh
eighteen thousand, which were expressed by
name, to come and make David king.

32 And of the children of Issachar, f which
were men that had understanding of the
times, to know what Israel ought to do ;
the heads of them were two hundred ; and
all their brethren were at their command-

33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to bat-
tle, II expert in war, with all instruments of
war, fifty thousand, which could || keep rank :
they were f not of doiible heart.

34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains,
and with them with shield and spear thirty
and seven thousand.

35 And of the Danites expert in war
twenty and eight thousand and six hun-

36 And of Asher, such as went forth to
battle, II expert in war, forty thousand.

37 And on the other side of Jordan, of
the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the
half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of
instruments of war for the battle, an hundred
and twenty thousand.

38 All these men of war, that could keep
rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron,
to make David king over all Israel : and all
the rest also of Israel we7-e of one heart to
make David king.

39 And there they were with David three
days, eating and drinking : for their brethren
had prepared for them.

40 Moreover, they that were nigh them,
even unto Issachar, and Zebulun, and Naph-
tali, brought bread on asses, and on camels,
and on mules, and on oxen, and || meat, meal,
cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and
wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep ubun
dantly : for there was joy in Israel.


The ark fetched from Kirjath-jearim.

1 David feicheth the ark with great solemnity from
Kirjath-jearim. 9 TJzza being smitten, the ark is
left at the house of Obed-edom.

AND David consulted with the captains
of thousands, and hundreds, and with
every leader.

2 And David said unto all the congrega-
gation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and
that it be of the Lord our God, flet us send
abroad unto our brethren every where, that
are ^ left in all the land of Israel, and with
them also to the priests and Levites which
are fin their cities and suburbs, that they
may gather themselves unto us :

3 And let us f bring again the ark of our
God to us: I" for we inquired not at it in the
days of Saul.

4 And all the congregation said that they
would do so : for the thing was right in the
eyes of all the people.

5 So <= David gathered all Israel together,
from ^Shihor of Egypt even unto the enter-
ing of Hemath, to bring the ark of God
•"from Kirjath-jearim.

6 And David went up, and all Israel, to
'' Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jearim, which be-
longed to Judah, to bring up thence the
ark of God the Lord, sthat dwelleth be-
tween the cherubims, whose name is called
on it.

7 And they t carried the ark of God ""in
a new cart 'out of the house of Abinadab :
and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.

8 ''And David and all Israel played before
God with all their might, and with f singing,
and with harps, and with psalteries, and with
timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

9 TI And when they came unto the thresh-
ing-floor of II Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand
to hold the ark ; for the oxen f stumbled.

10 And the anger of the Lord was
kindled against Uzza, and he smote him,
'because he put his hand to the ark: and
there he "died before God.

11 And David was displeased because the
Lord had made a breach upon Uzza : where-
fore that place is called || Perez-uzza to this

12 And David was afraid of God that day,
saying. How shall I bring the ark of God
home to me ?

13 So David f brought not the ark home
to himself to the city of David, but carried
it aside into the house of Obed-edom the

14 "And the ark of God remained with
the family of Obed-edom in his house three
months. And the Lord blessed "the house
of Obed-edom, and all that he had.





JHcb. let tw
Teak forth
and send,

a 1 Sam. 31.


Isai. 37. 4.

t lleb.tn the
cities Qftkdr

T Heb. bring


b 1. Sam. 7.


c 1 Sam. 7.


2 Sam. 6.1.


1 Sam. 6.
21. & 7. 1.

f Josh. 15. 9,

I 1 Sam. 4.
s'Sam. 6. 2.

f Heb.

madt the ark

to ride.

h See Numb.

4. 15.

ch. 15. 2. 13.

i 1 Sam. 7. 1.

k 2 Sam. 6.


T Hob.


II Called
2 Sum. 6. 6.
t Heb.
shook it.

1 Numb. 4.


ch. 15. 13.


m Lev. lOL


II That l8,
The breach
of Uzza.

t Hob.

n 2 Sam. 6

a As Gen.

30. 27.
ch. 26. 5.

about 1043.

a 2 Sam. 5.
11, Ice.

T Heb. vet.

b ch. 3. 5.


3 Sam. 5. 16.

e 3 Sam. 5.


II That is,
a place of

e 2 Sam. 5.

f 2 Sam. 5.

g 2. Sam. 5

25, Ocba.

h. Tosh. 6.27.



i Deut.2.25.

& 11. 25.

2 David's felicity in
8 His two victories

David's felicity in people, ^c.

I Hiram's kindness to David,
people, wives, and children,
against the Philistines,

NOW ^ Hiram king of Tyre sent messen-
gers to David, and timber of cedars,
with masons and carpenters, to build him an

2 And David perceived that the Lord
had confirmed him king over Israel, for his
kingdom was lifted up on high, because of
his people Israel.

3 H And David took f more wives at Jeru-
salem: and David begat more sons and

4 Now ''these are the names of his chil-
dren which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua,
and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

7 And EHshama, and || Beeliada, and Eli-

8 It And when the Philistines heard that
" David was anointed king over all Israel, all
the Philistines went up to seek David. And
David heard of it, and went out against

9 And the Philistines came and spread
themselves *■ in the valley of Rephaim.

10 And David inquired of God, saying.
Shall I go up against the Philistines ? and
wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And
the Lord said unto him. Go up ; for I will
deliver them into thine hand.

11 So they came up to Baal-perazim ; and
David smote them there. Then David said,
God hath broken in upon mine enemies by
mine hand like the breaking forth of waters:
therefore they called the name of that place

II Baal-perazim.

12 And when they had left their gods
there, David gave a commandment, and they
were burned with fire.

13 ^And the Phihstines yet again spread
themselves abroad in the valley.

14 Therefore David inquired again of God :
and God said unto him, Go not up after
them ; turn away from them, ^and come upon
them over against the mulberry-trees.

15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear
a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry-
trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle :
for God is gone forth before thee, to smite
the host of the Philistines.

16 David therefore did as God commanded
him : and they smote the host of the Philis-
tines from s Gibeon even to Gazer.

17 And ""the fame of David went out into
all lands; and the Loud 'brought the fear
of him upon all nations.


The priests and Levites


bring the ark from Ohed-edom.


1 David, having prepared a place for the ark, ordereth
the priests and Levites to bring it from Ohed-edom.
25 He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy.
29 Mickal despiseth him.

AND David' hx^lAq him houses in the city
of David, and prepared a place for the
ark of God, "and pitched for it a tent.

2 Then David said, tNone ought to carry
the ""ark of God but the Levites: for them
hath the Lord chosen to carry the ark of
God, and to minister unto him for ever.

3 And David "= gathered all Israel toge-
ther to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the
Lord unto his place, which he had prepared
for it.

4 And David assembled the children of
Aaron, and the Levites :

5 Of the sons of Kohath ; Uriel the chief,
and his II brethren an hundred and twenty:

6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the
chief, and his brethren two hundred and
twenty :

7 Of the sons of Gershora ; Joel the chief,
and his brethren an hundred and thirty :

8 Of the sons of ''Elizaphan; Shemaiah
the chief, and his brethren two hundred :

9 Of the sons of •= Hebron ; Eliel the chief,
and his brethren fourscore :

10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab
the chief, and his brethren an hundred and

11 And David called for Zadok and Abi-
athar the priests, and for the Levites, for
Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel,
and Amminadab,

12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief
of the fathers of the Levites : sanctify your-
selves, both ye and your brethren, that ye
may bring up the ark of the Lord God of
Israel unto the place that I have prepared
for it.

13 For ''because ye did it not at the first,
fthe Lord our God made a breach upon us,
for that we sought him not after the due

14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified
themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord
God of Israel.

15 And the children of the Levites bare
the ark of God upon their shoulders with the
staves thereon, as ''Moses commanded, ac-
cording to the word of the Lord.

16 And David spake to the chief of the
Levites to appoint their brethren to be the
singers with instruments of music, psalte-
ries, and harps, and cymbals, sounding, by
lifting up the voice with joy.

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