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17 So the Levites appointed 'Heman the
son of Joel ; and of his brethren^ " Asaph




a ch. IG. L

tHeb.lt is
not to carry
the ark of
OoiL but for
t/ie Jjemtes,
b Numb. 4.
2, 15.
Deut. 10. e
1 31. 9.
about 1043.
c 1 Kings 8.

ch. 13. 5.

II Or, kint-

i Exod. 6.

c Exod. 6.


ch. 13. 7.

h Exod. 25.

Numb. 4. 15.
kl. 9.

about 1042.

I ch. 6. 44.

II ver.18,

m Pb. 4G,


II Or, on the
eighth to
Ps.6, title.

11 Or, was

for the car-
riage : he
about tjte

lifting up.

n Numb. 10.


Pa. 81. 3.

n 2 S.am. 6.
]2. 13, &c.
1 liings 8. 1.

i ch. 6. 33.
k ch. 6. 39.

II Or,

pcli. 13.8.

I 2 Sam. 6.

the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of
Merari their brethren, 'Ethan the son of Ku-

18 And with them their brethren of the
second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel,
and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni,
Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mat-
tithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and
Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the porters.

19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and
Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals
of brass;

20 And Zechariah, and || Aziel, and She-
miramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab,
and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries
"■on Alamoth;

21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and
Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and
Azaziah, with harps Hon the Sheminith to

22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites,
II was for t song : he instructed about the
song, because he was skilful.

23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were door-
keepers for the ark.

24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and
Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and
Benaiah, and EHezer, the priests, "did blow
with the trumpets before the ark of God : and
Obed-edom and Jehiah were door-keepers
for the ark.

25 II So "David and the elders of Israel,
and the captains over thousands, went to bring
up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out
of the house of Obed-edom with joy.

26 And it came to- pass, when God helped
the Levites that bare the, ark of the covenant
of the Lord, that they offered seven bullocks
and seven rams.

27 And David was clothed with a robe of
fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the
ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the
master of the || song with the singers : David
also had upon him an ephod of linen.

28 P Thus all Israel brought up the ark of
the covenant of the Lord with shouting, and
Avith sound of the cornet, and with trumpets,
and' with cymbals, making a noise with psal-
teries and harps.

29 IT And it came to pass, las the ark of
the covenant of the Lord came to the city
of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul
looking out at a window saw king David
dancing and playing : and she despised him
in her heart.


1 David's festival sacrifice. 4 He ordereth a choir to sing
thanksgiving. 7 The psalm of thanksgiving. 37 He
appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and musicians,
to attend continually on the ark.


David's festival sacrifice, and

SO "they brought the ark of God, and
set it in the midst of the tent that Da-
vid had pitched for it : and they offered
burnt-sacrifices and peace-offerings before

2 And when David had made an end of
offering the burnt-offerings and the peace-
offerings, he blessed the people in the name
of the Lord.

3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both
man and woman, to every one a loaf of
bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon
of wine.

4 IT And he appointed certain of the
Levites to minister before the ark of the
Lord, and to ''record, and to thank and
praise the Lord God of Israel :

5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Ze-
chariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Je-
hiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah,
and Obed-edom : and Jeiel t with psalteries
and with harps; but Asaph made a sound
with cymbals ;

6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests
with trumpets continually before the ark of
the covenant of God.

7 H Then on that day David delivered
*= first this psalm to thank the Lord, into the
hand of Asaph and his brethren.

8 ^ Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon
his name, make known his deeds among the

9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him,
talk ye of all his wondrous works.

10 Glory ye in his holy name : let the
heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek
his face continually.

12 Remember his marvellous works that
he hath done, his wonders, and the judg-
ments of his mouth ;

13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye chil-
dren of Jacob, his chosen ones.

14 He is the Lord our God; his judg-
ments are in all the earth.

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant;
the word which he commanded to a thousand
generations ;

'16 Even of the "covenant which he made
with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac ;

17 And hath confirmed the same to Ja-
cob, for a law, and to Israel ybr an everlasting

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land
of Canaan, f the lot of your inheritance ;

19 When ye were but t few, ''even a few,
and strangers in it.

20 And when they went from nation to

nation, and from one kingdom to another

people ;

^ ^ 49



ahout 1043.

a 2 Sam. G.
17— la.

b Ph. Sa &

70, titlo.

\ Heb. with
of psalteries
and harps.

c See 2 Sam.
23. 1.

A P». 105.

eGcn. 17.2.
& as. 3. &
28. 13. & 35.

t Hob. the


t Ileb. men

of number.

f Gen. 34.


about 1042.

e Gon. 12.

17. & 20. 3.

Exod.7. 15,


h Ps 105 15

i Ps. DO 1,

k Lev. 19 4.

1 Ps. 100. 1.
& 1(17. 1. &.
111. 1. &
130. 1.

m Ps. 106.
47, 48.

n 1 Kings
a 15.

o Dcut. 27.

n ch. 21. 29.

2 Chron. 1.


q 1 Kings

r Exod. 29.


Numb. 28.3.
t Heb. m
tlie morning,
and in the

psalm of thanksgiving.

21 He suflTered no man to do them wrong:
yea, he e reproved kings for their sakes, •

22 Saying, ''Touch not mine anointed, and
do my prophets no harm.

23 *Sing unto the Lord, all the earth;
shew forth from day to day his salvation.

24 Declare his glory among the heathen ;
his marvellous works among all nations.

25 For great IS the Lord, and greatly to
be praised : he also is to be feared above all

26 For all the gods ''of the people are
idols : but the Lord made the heavens.

27 Glory and honour are in his presence;
strength and gladness are in his place.

28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of
the people, give unto the Lord glory and

29 Give unto the Lord the glory due
unto his name : bring an offering, and come
before him : worship the Lord in the beauty
of holiness.

30 Fear before him, all the earth : the
world also shall be stable, that it be not

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the
earth rejoice : and let men say among the
nations. The Lord reigneth.

32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness there-
of: let the fields rejoice, and all that is

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing
out at the presence of the Lord, because lie
cometh to judge the earth.

34 'O give thanks unto the Lord; for he
is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever.

35 ""And say ye. Save us, O God of our
salvation, and gather us together, and deli-
ver us from the heathen, that we may give
thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy

36 "Blessed he the Lord God of Israel
for ever and ever. And all ° the people said.
Amen, and praised the Lord.

37 If So he left there before the ark of the
covenant of the Lord, Asaph and his bre-
thren, to minister before the ark continually,
as every day's work required :

38 And Obed-edom with their brethren,
threescore and eight ; Obed-edom also the
son of Jeduthun and Hosah to he porters :

39 And Zadok the priest, and his bre-
thren the priests, p before the tabernacle of
the Lord ^in the high place that was at

40 To offer burnt-offerings wito the Lord
upon the altar of the burnt-offering continu-
ally "^ t morning and evening, and to do ac-
cording to all that is written in the law of
the Lord,* which he commanded Israel;


Nathan's message to David.


41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun,
and the rest that were chosen, who were
expressed by name, to give thanks to the
Lord, ^because his mercy endureth for
ever ;

42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun,
with trumpets and cymbals for those that
should make a sound, and with musical
instruments of God. And the sons of Jedu-
thun were f porterg.

43 'And all the people departed every man
to his house : and David returned to bless his

CHAP. xvn.

1 Nathan first approving the purpose of David, to build
God an house, Softer by the word of God forbiddeth
him. 11 He promiseth him blessings ajid benefits in
his seed. 16 David's prayer and thanksgiving.

NOW ^it came to pass, as David sat in
his house, that David said to Nathan
the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of
cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the
Lord remaineth under curtains.

2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all
that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.

3 H And it came to pass the same night,
that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

4 Go and tell David my servant. Thus
saith the Lord, Thou shalt not build me an
house to dwell in :

5 For I have not dwelt in an house since
the day that I brought up Israel unto this
day : but t have gone from tent to tent, and
from one tabernacle to another.

6 Wheresoever I have walked with all
Israel, spake I a word to any'of the judges
of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my
people, saying. Why have ye not built me
an house of cedars ?

7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto
my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of
hosts, I took thee from the sheep-cote, even
t from following the sheep, that thou should-
est be ruler over my people Israel :

8 And I have been with thee whitherso-
ever thou bast walked, and have cut off all
thine enemies from before thee, and have
made thee a name like the name of the great
men that are in the earth.

9 Also I will ordain a place for my peo-
ple Israel, and will plant them, and they
shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved
no more; neither shall the children of
wickedness waste them any more, as at the

10 And since the time that I commanded
judges to be over my people Israel. More-
over, I will subdue all thine enemies. Fur-
thermore, I tell thee that the Lord will
build thee an house.

David's psalm of thanksgiving.


nbout 1042.

B Ter. 34.
2 Chron. 5.
13. & 7. 3.
Ezra 3. 11.
Jcr. 33. 11.

t Heb./or
tfi£ sate.
t 2 Siim. 6.

a 2 Sam. 7.
1, &c

\ Ueb. kavB

1 Heb./rom


about 1042.

h 2 Sara. 7.
14, 15.

c Luke 1.

d 2 Sam. :


T Hcb.

T Heb. hast
revealed the
ear of thy

11 IT And it shall come to pass, when thy
days be expired that thou must go to be with
thy fathers, that I will raige up thy seed after
thee, which shall be of thy sons j and I will
establish his kingdom.

12 He shall build me an house, and I will
stablish his throne for ever.

13 ''I will be his father, and he shall be
my son : and I will not take my mercy away
from him, as I took it from him that was be-
fore thee :

14' But "=1 will settle him in mine house and
in my kingdom for ever : and his throne shall
be established for evermore.

15 According to all these words, and ac-
cording to all this vision, so did Nathan
speak unto David.

16 H'^And David the king came and sat
before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O
Lord God, and what w mine house, that thou
hast brought me hitherto ?

17 And yet this was a small thing in thine
eyes, O God ; for thou hast also spoken of
thy servant's house for a great while to
come, and hast regarded me according to
the estate of a man of high degree, O Lord

18 What can David speak more to thee for
the honour of thy servant ? for thou knowest
thy servant.

19 O Lord, for thy servant's sake, and
according to thine own heart, hast thou done
all this greatness, in making known all these
t great things.

20 O Lord, there is none like thee, neither
is there any God besides thee, according to
all that we have heard with our ears.

21 And what one nation in the earth is
like thy people Israel, whom God went to
redeem, to be his own people, to make thee a
name of greatness and terribleness, by driving
out nations from before thy people, whom
thou hast redeemed out of Egypt ?

22 For thy people Israel didst thou make
thine own people for ever ; and thou. Lord,
becamest their God.

23 Therefore now. Lord, let the thing
that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant,
and concerning his house, be established for
ever, and do as thou hast said.

24 Let it even be established, that thy
name may be magnified for ever, saying.
The Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, even
a God to Israel : and let the house of David
thy servant be established before thee.

25 For thou, O my God, t hast told thy
servant that thou wilt build him an house :
therefore thy servant hath found in his heart
to pray before thee.

26 And now, Lord, thou art God, and


David subdueth the Philistines, Sfc.

hast promised this goodness unto thy ser-

27 Now therefore ||let it please thee to
bless the house of thy servant, that it may
be before thee for ever : for thou blessest, O
Lord, and it shall he blessed for ever.


CHAP. xvm.

] David subdueth the Philistines and the Moahites.
3 He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians. 9 Tou
sendeth Hadoram, with presents to bless David. 11
The presents and the spoil David dedicateth to God.
13 He putteth garrisons in Edom. 14 David's offi-

'VrOW after this ^it came to pass that
X^l David smote the Philistines, and sub-
dued them, and took Gath and her towns
out of the hand of the PhiUstines.

2 And he smote Moab; and the Moab-
ites became David's servants, and brought

3 IT And David smote j] Hadarezer king of
Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish
his dominion by the river Euphrates.

4 And David took from him a thousand
chariots, and '•seven thousand horsemen, and
twenty thousand footmen : David also hough-
ed all the chariot-Aorses, but reserved of them
an hundred chariots.

5 And when the Syrians of f Damascus
came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah,
David slew of the Syrians two and twenty
thousand men.

6 Then David put garrisons in Syria-da-
mascus; and the Syrians became 'David's
servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord
preserved David whithersoever he went.

7 And David took the shields of gold
that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and
brought them to Jerusalem.

8 Likewise from || Tibhath, and from
Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David
very much brass, wherewith ■= Solomon made
the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the ves-
sels of brass.

9 UNow when ||Tou king of Hamath
heard how David had smitten all the host of
Hadarezer king of Zobah ;

10 He sent || Hadoram his son to king
David, II to inquire of his welfare, and tto
congratulate him, because he had fought
against Hadarezer, and smitten him ; (for
Hadarezer fhad war with Tou;) and with
him all manner of vessels of gold, and silver,
and brass.

11 IT Them also king David dedicated unto
the Lord, with the silver and the gold that
he brought from all these nations; from
Edom, and from Moab, and from the chil-
dren of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and
from Amalek.

about 1042.

II Or, it hath
pleased thee.

about 1040.
a a Sam. 8.
1. &c

II Or Hada-


2 Sam. 8. 3.

b 2 Sam. 8.

seven hun-


II Called in
the book of
Betalt. and
c IKingi?.
15, 23.
2 Chron. 4.
12, 15, 16.

U Or, Toi.
ii Sam. 8.9.

U Or, Joram,
2 Sam. 8.10.
II Or.
to salute.
t Heb.
ts Itlesa.

t Heb. Kog
the man of

about 1010.

t Hub..


i 2 Sam. B.


e 2 Sam. 8.

14, &c.

II Or, remem-

II Called
2 Sam. 8. 17.
II Called
2 Sam. 8. 17,
and Shisha,
1 Kings 4. 3.

t Heb. tU
the hand of
the kine.

about 1037.
a 2 Sam. 10.
1, Ua.

t Heb. In
thine eves
doth David,

r Heb. to

b ch. 18. 5,

His messengers are evil entreated.

12 Moreover, t Abishai the son of Zeruiah
slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt
■^eighteen thousand.

13 IF" And he put garrisons in Edom; and
all the Edomites became David's servants.
Thus the Lord preserved David whitherso-
ever he went.

14 H So David reigned over all Israel, and
executed judgment and justice among all his

15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over
the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud,
II recorder ;

16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and
II Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the
priests ; and || Shavsha was scribe ;

17 '"And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was
over the Cherethites and the Pelethites ; and
the sons of David were chief f about the


1 David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the son of
Nahash, are villarumsly entreated. 6 The Ammonites,
strengthened by the Syrians, are overcome by Joab and
Abishai. 16 Shophach, making a new supply of the
Syrians, is slain by David.

NOW "it came to pass after this, that
Nahash the king of the children of
Ammon died, and his son reigned in his
stead. ■

2 And David said, I will shew kindness
unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his
father shewed kindness to me. And David
sent messengers to comfort him concerning
his father. So the servants of David came
into the land of the children of Ammon to
Hanun, to comfort him.

3 But the princes of the children of Am-
mon said to Hanun, fThinkest thou that
David doth honour thy father, that he hath
sent comforters unto thee? are not his ser-
vants come unto thee for to search, and to
overthrow, and to spy out the land ?

4 Wherefore Hanun took David's ser-
vants, and shaved them, and cut off their
garments in the midst hard by their buttocks,
and sent them away.

5 Then there went certain, and told Da-
vid how the men were served ; and he sent
to meet them : for the men were greatly
ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Je-
richo until your beards be grown, and then

6 H And when the children of Ammon
saw that they had made themselves f odious
to David, Hanun and the children of Am-
mon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire
them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopo-
tamia, and out of Syria-maachah, '■and out

of Zobah.


The Ammonites and Syrians are overcome. I.

7 So they hired thirty and two thousand
chariots, and the king of Maachah and his
people, who came and pitched before Me-
deba. And the children of Ammon gathered
themselves together from their cities, and
came to battle.

8 And when David heard of it, he sent
Joab, and all the host of the miehtv
men, . ^ ^

9 And the children of Ammon came out,
and put the battle in array before the gate of
the city : and the kings that were come were
by themselves in the field.

10 Now when Joab saw that fthe battle
was set against him before and behind, he
chose out of all the |J choice of Israel, and
put them in array against the Syrians.

■11 And the rest of the people he delivered
unto the hand of fAbishai his brother, and
they set themselves in array against the chil-
dren of Ammon.

12 And he said, If the Syrians be too
strong for me, then thou shalt help me : but
if the children of Ammon be too strong for
thee, then I will help thee.

13 Be of good courage, and let us behave
ourselves valiantly for our people, and for
the cities of our God : and let the Lord do
that which is good in his sight.

14 So Joab and the people that were with
him drew nigh before the Syrians unto the
battle ; and they fled before him.

15 And when the children of Ammon
saw that the Syrians were fled, they like-
wise fled before Abishai his brother, and
entered into the city. Then Joab came to

16 H And when the Syrians saw that they
were put to the worse before Israel, they
sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians
that were beyond the || river : and || Shophach
the captain of the host of Hadarezer went
before them.

17 And it was told David ; and he gather-
ed all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and
came upon them, and set the battle in array
against them. So when David had put the
battle in array against the Syrians, they
fought with him.

18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and
David slew of the Syrians seven thousand
men which fought in chariots, and forty
thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the
captain of the host.

19 And when the servants of Hadarezer
saw that they were put to the worse before
Israel, they made peace with David, and
became his servants: neither would the
Syrians help the chi-ldren of Ammon any


Joab besiegeth Rahbah.


about 1037.

t Heb. tU
face of the
battle was.

II Or, voutig

t Heb.


II That is,


II Or, Sha-


2 Sam. 10.


a 2 Sam. 11.


t Heb. at

the return of

the year.

b 2 Sam. 12.

about 1033.
c 2 Sam. 12.
30, 31.
t Hob. the
weight of.


about 101 a.

d 2 Sam. 21.


II Or, conr


t Heb. stood.

(l Or, Oob.

c ch. 11.29.

5 Or, Saiih,

2 Sam. 21.


II Or, Ravha.

II Called also

Sam. 21.

fSSam. 21.


t Heb.
a man of

t Heb. born
to tlie giants
or, Rapha.
II Or, re-
1] Called
1 Sam. 10.9.

a 2 Sara. 24.
1, &c.

1 Ralhah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the
people thereof tortured. 4 Three giants are slain in
three several overthrows of the Philistines.

AND ^it came to pass, that t after the
year was expired, at the time that
kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the
power of the army, and wasted the country
of the children of Ammon, and came and
besieged Rabbah : but David tarried at Je-
rusalem. And ''Joab smote Rabbah, and
destroyed it.

2 And David "took the crown of their
king from off" his head, and found it fto
weigh a talent of gold, and there were pre-
cious stones in it ; and it was set upon Da-
vid's head: and he brought also exceeding
much spoil out of the city.

3 And he brought out the people that
were in it, and cut them with saws, and with
harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so
dealt David with all the cities of the chil-
dren of Ammon. And David and all the
people returned to Jerusalem.

4 HAnd it came to pass after this, ''that
there ||t arose war at || Gezer with the Phi-
listines : at which time * Sibbechai the Hu-
shathite slew || Sippai, that was of the chil-
dren of II the giant : and they were sub-

5 And there was war again with the Phi-
listines; and Elhanan the son of || Jair slew
Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite,
whose -spear-stafF was like a weaver's beam.

6 And yet again ''there was war at Gath,
where was f a man of great stature, whose
fingers and toes were four and twenty, six
on each hand, and six on each foot: and he
also was t the son of the giant.

7 But when he || defied Israel, Jonathan
the son of || Shimea, David's brother, slew

8 These were born unto the giant in Gath ,
and they fell by the hand of David, and by
the hand of his servants.


1 David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joab to number the
people. 5 The number of the people being brought,
David repenteth of it. 9 David having three plagues
propounded by Gad chooseth the pestilence. 14 After
the death of seventy thousand, David by repentance
preventeth the destruction of Jerusalem. 18 David, by
Gad's direction, purchaseth Oman's threshing-floor :
where having built an altar, God giveth a sign of his
favour by fire, and stayeth the plague. 28 David
sacrificeth there, being restrained from Gibeon by fear
of the angel,

AND "^ Satan stood up against Israel, and
provoked David to number Israel.
2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers
of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-


David numhereth the people.

sheba even to Dan; ''and bring the number
of them to me, that I may know it.

3 And Joab answered, The Lord make
his people an hundred times so many more

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