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the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi;
and they called his name Obed: he is the
father of Jesse, the father of David.
Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.
Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and
the spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and
went to Ramah.
Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
Jesse took an ass laden with bread,
and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them
by David his
son unto Saul.
David came to Saul, and stood before
him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour
in my sight.
it came to pass, when the evil spirit
from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul
was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and
the man went among men for an old man
in the days of Saul.
David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.
David went and returned from Saul
to feed his fatherís sheep at Bethlehem.
Jesse said unto David his
son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;
David rose up early in the morning,
and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded
him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and
shouted for the battle.
David left his carriage in the hand
of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his
as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of
Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake
according to the same words: and David heard them.
David spake to the men that stood
by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and
taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of
the living God?
Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliabís anger
was kindled against David, and
he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few
sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart;
for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.
David said to Saul, Let no manís heart
fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
Saul said to David, Thou
art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war
from his youth.
David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept
his fatherís sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of
09-17:37††† David said moreover, The LORD that
delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he
will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with
Saul armed David with
his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with
a coat of mail.
David girded his sword upon his
armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said
unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them
the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair
the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with
staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
the Philistine said to David, Come
to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts
of the field.
said David to the
Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a
shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the
armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the
David put his hand in his bag, and
took thence a stone, and slang it, and
smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead;
and he fell upon his face to the earth.
David prevailed over the Philistine
with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
David ran, and stood upon the Philistine,
and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and
cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was
dead, they fled.
David took the head of the
Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.
when Saul saw David go forth
against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner,
whose son is this youth? And Abner
said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I
as David returned from the slaughter
of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of
the Philistine in his hand.
Saul said to him, Whose son art thou,
thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the
it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul
of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
Jonathan and David made a
covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was
upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his
bow, and to his girdle.
David went out whithersoever Saul
sent him, and behaved himself wisely:
and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all
the people, and also in the sight of Saulís servants.
it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine,
that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet
king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
the women answered one another as they
played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed
unto David ten
thousands, and to me they have ascribed but
thousands: and what can he have
more but the kingdom?
Saul eyed David from
that day and forward.
it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul,
and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saulís hand.
Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David
avoided out of his presence twice.
Saul was afraid of David,
because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.
David behaved himself wisely in all
his ways; and the LORD was with him.
all Israel and Judah loved David,
because he went out and came in before them.
Saul said to David,
Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou
valiant for me, and fight the LORDíS battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand
be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my
fatherís family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?
it came to pass at the time when Merab Saulís daughter should have been given
to David, that she was given unto
Adriel the Meholathite to wife.
Michal Saulís daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.
Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the
hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my
son in law in the one of the twain.
Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune
secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants
love thee: now therefore be the kingís son in law.
Saulís servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a
kingís son in law, seeing that I am a
poor man, and lightly esteemed?
the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.
Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king
desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be
avenged of the kingís enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
when his servants told David these
words, it pleased David well
to be the kingís son in law: and the days were not expired.
David arose and went, he and his
men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in
full tale to the king, that he might be the kingís son in law. And Saul gave
him Michal his daughter to wife.
Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with
David, and that Michal Saulís daughter loved him.
Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became Davidís
the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went
forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants
of Saul; so that his name was much set by.
Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.
Jonathan Saulís son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now
therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a
secret place, and hide thyself:
Jonathan spake good of David unto
Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant,
because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:
he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought
a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against
innocent blood, to slay David without
Jonathan called David, and
Jonathan shewed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his
presence, as in times past.
there was war again: and David went
out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and
they fled from him.
the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his
javelin in his hand: and David played
with his hand.
Saul sought to smite David even
to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saulís presence, and
he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.
Michal let David down
through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is
Saul sent the messengers again to see
David, saying, Bring him up to me
in the bed, that I may slay him.
David fled, and escaped, and came
to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and
Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at
Naioth in Ramah.
Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets
prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed
over them, the spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also
went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.
David fled from Naioth in Ramah,
and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is
my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
David sware moreover, and said, Thy
father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy
soul liveth, there is but a step
between me and death.
said Jonathan unto David,
Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.
David said unto Jonathan, Behold,
to morrow is the new moon, and I
should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide
myself in the field unto the third day at
thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for
all the family.
said David to
Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what if thy
father answer thee roughly?
Jonathan said unto David, Come,
and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the
Jonathan said unto David, O
LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be
good toward David, and I
then send not unto thee, and shew it thee;
also thou shalt not cut off thy
kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies
of David every one from the face of
Jonathan made a covenant with the
house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of Davidís enemies.
Jonathan caused David to
swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
Jonathan said to David, To
morrow is the new moon: and thou
shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.
David hid himself in the field: and
when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.
Jonathan answered Saul, David
earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:
Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was
determined of his father to slay David.
Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second
day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time
appointed with David, and a
little lad with him.
the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.
09-20:41††† And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on
his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one
another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.
Jonathan said to David, Go in
peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying,
The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And
he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.
came David to Nob
to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
David said unto Ahimelech the
priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no
man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have
commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants
to such and such a place.
the priest answered David, and
said, There is no common bread under mine
hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at
least from women.
David answered the priest, and said
unto him, Of a truth women have been kept
from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young
men are holy, and the bread is in a
manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.
David said unto Ahimelech, And is
there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my
sword nor my weapons with me, because the kingís business required haste.
the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the
valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped
in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other
save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.
David arose, and fled that day for fear
of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not
this David the king of the land? did they not
sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands,
and David his
David laid up these words in his
heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
09-22:1†††† David therefore departed thence,
and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his fatherís
house heard it, they went down
thither to him.
David went thence to Mizpeh of
Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray
thee, come forth, and be with you, till
I know what God will do for me.
he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while
that David was in
the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide
not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the
forest of Hareth.
Saul heard that David was
discovered, and the men that were with
him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his
hand, and all his servants were standing
Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the kingís son in law, and goeth at thy
bidding, and is honourable in thine house?
the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests
of the LORD; because their hand also is with
David, and because they knew when
he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put
forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and
fled after David.
Abiathar shewed David that
Saul had slain the LORDíS priests.
David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell
Saul: I have occasioned the death of
all the persons of thy fatherís house.
they told David,
saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the
David enquired of the LORD, saying,
Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the
Philistines, and save Keilah.
David enquired of the LORD yet
again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah: for I will
deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
David and his men went to Keilah,
and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them
with a great slaughter. So David saved
the inhabitants of Keilah.
it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
it was told Saul that David was
come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is
shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.
Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
David knew that Saul secretly
practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring
hither the ephod.
said David, O
LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come
to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
said David, Will the
men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said,
They will deliver thee up.
David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and
departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told
Saul that David was
escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.
David abode in the wilderness in
strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul
sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.
David saw that Saul was come out to
seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
Jonathan Saulís son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his
came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in
strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?
they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were
in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.
also and his men went to seek him. And
they told David:
wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And
when Saul heard that, he pursued
after David in the
wilderness of Maon.
Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for
fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.
Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they
called that place Selahammahlekoth.
David went up from thence, and
dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.
it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it
was told him, saying, Behold, David is in
the wilderness of Engedi.
Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of
the wild goats.
he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was
a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
the men of David said
unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will
deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall
seem good unto thee. Then David arose,
and cut off the skirt of Saulís robe privily.
David stayed his servants with
these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out
of the cave, and went on his way.
09-24:8†††† David also arose afterward, and
went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when
Saul looked behind him, David
stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.
David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest
thou menís words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?
it came to pass, when David had
made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his
voice, and wept.
he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast
rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
David sware unto Saul. And Saul
went home; but David and
his men gat them up unto the hold.
Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him,
and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
David heard in the wilderness that
Nabal did shear his sheep.
David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you
up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:
thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour
in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh
to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.
when Davidís young men came, they spake to
Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
Nabal answered Davidís servants, and said,
Who is David? and who is
the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every
man from his master.
David said unto his men, Gird ye on
every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and
there went up after David about
four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
one of the young men told Abigail, Nabalís wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the
wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.
it was so, as she rode on the ass,
that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against
her; and she met them.
David had said, Surely in vain have
I kept all that this fellow hath in
the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.
and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the
when Abigail saw David, she
hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent
thee this day to meet me:
David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said
unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice,
and have accepted thy person.
when David heard
that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the
LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and
hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of
Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to
him to wife.
when the servants of David were
come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.
Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that
went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
09-25:43††† David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel;
and they were also both of them his wives.
the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?
Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand
chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
Saul pitched in the hill of Hachilah, which is
before Jeshimon, by the way. But David abode in the wilderness, and he saw that Saul
came after him into the wilderness.
09-26:4†††† David therefore sent out spies, and
understood that Saul was come in very deed.
David arose, and came to the place
where Saul had pitched: and David beheld
the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host:
and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him.
answered David and
said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to
Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I
will go down with thee.
David and Abishai came to the
people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his
spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round
said Abishai to David, God
hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite
him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.
David said to Abishai, Destroy him
not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORDíS anointed, and be
09-26:10††† David said furthermore, As the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite
him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.
David took the spear and the cruse
of water from Saulís bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were
all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.
David went over to the other side,
and stood on the top of an hill afar off; a great space being between them:
David cried to the people, and to
Abner the son of Ner, saying, Answerest thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered
and said, Who art thou that criest to the king?
David said to Abner, Art not thou a valiant man? and who is like
to thee in Israel? wherefore then hast thou not kept thy lord the king? for there
came one of the people in to destroy the king thy lord.
Saul knew Davidís voice, and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said, It is
my voice, my lord, O king.
said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul
was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have
David answered and said, Behold the
kingís spear! and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.
Saul said to David,
Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great things, and also shalt still prevail. So
David went on his way, and Saul
returned to his place.
David said in his heart, I shall
now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there
is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land
of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any
coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.
David arose, and he passed over
with the six hundred men that were with
him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he
and his men, every man with his household, even
his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabalís
it was told Saul that David was
fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.
David said unto Achish, If I have
now found grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the
country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell in the royal
city with thee?
the time that David dwelt
in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.
David and his men went up, and
invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of
the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.
David smote the land, and left
neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the
asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the
south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
David saved neither man nor woman
alive, to bring tidings to Gath,
saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so will
be his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines.
Achish believed David, saying,
He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my
servant for ever.
it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies
together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that
thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.
David said to Achish, Surely thou
shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head
the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the
kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David:
the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the
rereward with Achish.
said the princes of the Philistines, What do
these Hebrews here? And Achish
said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is
not this David, the
servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or
these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?
09-29:5†††† Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances,
saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
Achish called David, and
said unto him, Surely, as the LORD
liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in
the host is good in my sight: for I
have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day:
nevertheless the lords favour thee not.
David said unto Achish, But what
have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been
with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord
Achish answered and said to David, I
know that thou art good in my sight,
as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He
shall not go up with us to the battle.
David and his men rose up early to
depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the
Philistines went up to Jezreel.
it came to pass, when David and
his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded
the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
David and his men came to the city,
and, behold, it was burned with fire;
and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and
wept, until they had no more power to weep.
David was greatly distressed; for the people
spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man
for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
David said to Abiathar the priest,
Ahimelechís son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought
thither the ephod to David.
David enquired at the LORD, saying,
Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him,
Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them,
and without fail recover all.
David went, he and the six hundred
men that were with him, and came to
the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
David pursued, he and four hundred
men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go
over the brook Besor.
they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they
made him drink water;
David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an
Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days ago I fell sick.
David said to him, Canst thou bring
me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt
neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring
thee down to this company.
David smote them from the twilight
even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them,
save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
David recovered all that the
Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.
there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor
daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that
they had taken to them: David
David took all the flocks and the
herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is Davidís
David came to the two hundred men,
which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook
Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
answered all the wicked men and men of
Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will
not give them ought of the spoil that
we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may
lead them away, and depart.
said David, Ye
shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath
preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.
when David came
to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil
of the enemies of the LORD;
to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.
it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the
Amalekites, and David had
abode two days in Ziklag;
came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from
Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
David said unto him, From whence
comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.
David said unto him, How went the
matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from
the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and
Jonathan his son are dead also.
David said unto the young man that
told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?
David took hold on his clothes, and
rent them; and likewise all the men that were
David said unto the young man that
told him, Whence art thou? And he
answered, I am the son of a stranger,
David said unto him, How wast thou
not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORDíS anointed?
David called one of the young men,
and said, Go near, and fall upon him.
And he smote him that he died.
David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath
testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORDíS anointed.
David lamented with this
lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into
any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up?
And he said, Unto Hebron.
David went up thither, and his two
wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabalís wife the Carmelite.
his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his
household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.
the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were
they that buried Saul.
David sent messengers unto the men
of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed be ye of the LORD, that ye have shewed this kindness unto your
lord, even unto Saul, and have buried
Saulís son was forty years old when
he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years. But the house of Judah
the time that David was
king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.
Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the servants of David, went out, and met together 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.
there arose and went over by number twelve of Benjamin, which pertained to Ishbosheth the son of Saul,
and twelve of the servants of David.
there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel,
before the servants of David.
the servants of David had
smitten of Benjamin, and of Abnerís men, so
that three hundred and threescore men died.
there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of
Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
unto David were
sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;
the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah Davidís wife.
These were born to David in
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.
was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dogís 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 concerning this woman?
do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do to him;
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 Beersheba.
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 be with
thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.
David sent messengers to Ishbosheth
Saulís son, saying, Deliver me my
wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the
Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:
then do it: for 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.
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
Abner came to David to
Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast.
Abner said unto David, I
will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they
may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine
heart desireth. And David sent
Abner away; and he went in peace.
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 peace.
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.
afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever
from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:
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 himself followed the bier.
when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to
me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head
of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the LORD
hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.
David answered Rechab and Baanah
his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my
soul out of all adversity,
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 Ishbosheth, and buried it
in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in
Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
10-5:4††††† David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.
the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of
the land: which spake unto David, saying,
Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither:
thinking, David cannot
come in hither.
David took the strong hold of Zion:
the same is the city of David.
David said on that day, Whosoever
getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the
blind, that are hated of Davidís soul, he
shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame
shall not come into the house.
David dwelt in the fort, and called
it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo
David went on, and grew great, and
the LORD God of hosts was with him.
Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and
they built David an
David perceived that the LORD had
established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his
people Israelís sake.
David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come
from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.
when the Philistines 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.
David enquired of the LORD, saying,
Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And
the LORD said unto David, Go
up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said,
The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of
waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.
there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.
enquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against
the mulberry trees.
David did so, as the LORD had
commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.
David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.
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, whose name is called by the
name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth between
David and all the house of Israel
played before the LORD on all manner of instruments
made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on
cornets, and on cymbals.
David was displeased, because the
LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place
Perezuzzah to this day.
David was afraid of the LORD that
day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?
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 Obededom the
it was told king David,
saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark
of God. So David went
and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
David danced before the LORD with
all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
David and all the house of Israel
brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the
as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saulís daughter looked through a window,
and saw king David
leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of
the tabernacle that David had
pitched for it: and David
offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
as soon as David had
made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the
people in the name of the LORD of hosts.
David returned to bless his
household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was
the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the
handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth
David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me
before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the
people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.
and tell my servant David, Thus
saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from
the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over
to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
went king David in,
and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am
I, O Lord GOD? and what is my
house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
what can David say
more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.
let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the
house of thy servant David be
established before thee.
after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the
hand of the Philistines.
10-8:3††††† David smote also Hadadezer, the son
of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river
David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen,
and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for
an hundred chariots.
when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and
twenty thousand men.
David put garrisons in Syria of
Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought
gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
David took the shields of gold that
were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,
Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had
fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And
Joram brought with him vessels of
silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
also king David did
dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all
nations which he subdued;
David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the
valley of salt, being eighteen
he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of
Edom became Davidís servants. And the LORD
whithersoever he went.
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice
unto all his people.
David said, Is there yet any that
is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathanís sake?
there was of the house of Saul a
servant whose name was Ziba. And when
they had called him unto David, the
king said unto him, Art thou Ziba?
And he said, Thy servant is he.
king David sent,
and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did
reverence. And David said,
Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
David said unto him, Fear not: for
I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy fatherís sake, and will
restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my
said David, I
will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness
unto me. And David sent
to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And Davidís servants came into the land of the
children of Ammon.
the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou
that David doth
honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy
it out, and to overthrow it?
they told it unto David, he sent to meet them,
because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until
your beards be grown, and then return.
when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians
of Bethrehob, and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king
Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.
when David heard
of it, he sent Joab, and all the host
of the mighty men.
when it was told David, he
gathered all Israel together, and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam. And
the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought with him.
the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the
men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen,
and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.
it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all
Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof
of the kingís house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the
woman was very beautiful to look
David sent and enquired after the
woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of
Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
David sent messengers, and took
her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from
her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am
David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And
Joab sent Uriah to David.
when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of
him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.
David said to Uriah, Go down to thy
house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the kingís house, and there
followed him a mess of meat from the
when they had told David, saying,
Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?
Uriah said unto David, The
ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants
of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house,
to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy
soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
David said to Uriah, Tarry here to
day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem
that day, and the morrow.
when David had
called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even
he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down
to his house.
it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died
Joab sent and told David all
the things concerning the war;
the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.
the messenger said unto David, Surely
the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were
upon them even unto the entering of the gate.
David said unto the messenger, Thus
shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword
devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city,
and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.
when the mourning was past, David sent
and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But
the thing that David had
done displeased the LORD.
the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And
he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one
rich, and the other poor.
Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of
Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand
David said unto Nathan, I have
sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt
Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriahís wife
bare unto David, and
it was very sick.
10-12:16††† David therefore besought God for
the child; and David
fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the
child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake
unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex
himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
when David saw
that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is
the child dead? And they said, He is dead.
David arose from the earth, and
washed, and anointed himself, and
changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he
came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he
David comforted Bathsheba his wife,
and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his
name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.
Joab sent messengers to David, and
said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.
David gathered all the people
together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.
he brought forth the people that were therein,
and put them under saws, and under
harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the
brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned
it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.
David sent home to Tamar, saying,
Go now to thy brother Amnonís house, and dress him meat.
when king David heard
of all these things, he was very wroth.
it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain
all the kingís sons, and there is not one of them left.
Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned
for his son every day.
the soul of king David longed to go forth unto
Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.
there came a messenger to David,
saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.
David said unto all his servants
that were with him at Jerusalem,
Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else
escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly,
and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
David said to Ittai, Go and pass
over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little
ones that were with him.
David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up,
and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head,
and they went up, weeping as they went up.
one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of
Ahithophel into foolishness.
it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God,
behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon
whom David said,
If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:
when David was a
little past the top of the hill, behold,
Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and
upon them two hundred loaves of
bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and
a bottle of wine.
when king David came
to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul,
whose name was Shimei, the son of
Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
he cast stones at David, and
at all the servants of king David: and
all the people and all the mighty men were
on his right hand and on his left.
the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him
curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
David said to Abishai, and to all his
servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how
much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse;
for the LORD hath bidden him.
as David and his men went by the way,
Shimei went along on the hillís side over against him, and cursed as he went,
and threw stones at him, and cast dust.
the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the
oracle of God: so was all the counsel
of Ahithophel both with David and
Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I
will arise and pursue after David this
therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of
the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all
the people that are with him.
Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into
the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told king David.
it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well,
and went and told king David, and
said unto David,
Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled
David arose, and all the people
that were with him, and they passed
over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not
gone over Jordan.
David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom
passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
it came to pass, when David was
come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of
Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of
honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in
David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of
thousands and captains of hundreds over them.
David sent forth a third part of
the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai
the son of Zeruiah, Joabís brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai
the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you
the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day
of twenty thousand men.
Absalom met the servants of David. And
Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great
oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the
heaven and the earth; and the mule that was
under him went away.
David sat between the two gates:
and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up
his eyes, and looked, and behold a man running alone.
king David sent
to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah,
saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the
speech of all Israel is come to the king, even
to his house.
Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was
of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
David said, What have I to do with
you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall
there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?
the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the
king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye
despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?
And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of
there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet,
and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:
every man to his tents, O Israel.
every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed
Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from
Jordan even to Jerusalem.
David came to his house at
Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his
concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and
fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their
death, living in widowhood.
David said to Abishai, Now shall
Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lordís servants, and pursue after him,
lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.
one of Joabís men stood by him, and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go
matter is not so: but a man of mount
Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the
king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will
depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be
thrown to thee over the wall.
Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.
there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the
LORD answered, It is for Saul, and
for his bloody house, because he slew
David said unto the Gibeonites,
What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may
bless the inheritance of the LORD?
the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of
the LORDíS oath that was between
them, between David and
Jonathan the son of Saul.
it was told David what
Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.
David went and took the bones of Saul
and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had
stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them,
when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought
against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.
Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of
the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed
three hundred shekels of brass in
weight, he being girded with a new sword,
thought to have slain David.
Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed
him. Then the men of David sware
unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench
not the light of Israel.
when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him.
four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his
David spake unto the LORD the words
of this song in the day that the LORD
had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of
10-22:51††† He is the tower of salvation for his
king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.
these be 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,
be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat
in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift
up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo
the Ahohite, one of the three mighty
men with David, when
they defied the Philistines that were
there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:
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 Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.
David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
David longed, and said, Oh that one
would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water
out of the well of Bethlehem, 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.
was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.
again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go,
number Israel and Judah.
Davidís 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 beseech thee, O
LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
when David was up
in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, Davidís seer, saying,
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.
Gad came to David, and told
him, and said unto him, Shall 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 daysí pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what
answer I shall return to him that sent me.
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.
David spake unto the LORD when he
saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, 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 fatherís house.
Gad came that day to David, and
said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of
Araunah the Jebusite.
David, according to the saying of
Gad, went up as the LORD commanded.
Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the
threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be
stayed from the people.
Araunah said unto David, Let
my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth
good unto him: behold, here be oxen
for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.
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 which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty
shekels of silver.
David built there an altar unto the
LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was
intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.
king David was
old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no
Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and
Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard
that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?
and get thee in unto king David, and
say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid,
saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon
my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?
answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the kingís presence,
and stood before the king.
Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and
said, Let my lord king David live
king David said,
Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of
Jehoiada. And they came before the king.
the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make
his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.
Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
moreover the kingís servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of
Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And
the king bowed himself upon the bed.
the days of David drew nigh
that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,
David slept with his fathers, and
was buried in the city of David.
the days that David
reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and
thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established
therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the
throne of David my
father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to
death this day.
unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own
fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to
death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou
hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more
righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit,
Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of
Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his
seed for ever: but upon David, and
upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace
for ever from the LORD.
king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart
is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy
wickedness upon thine own head;
king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.
Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaohís daughter,
and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own
house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense
in high places.
Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked
before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with
thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him
a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a
little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy
father David did
walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they
had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
knowest how that David my
father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars
which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of
behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the
LORD spake unto David my
father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall
build an house unto my name.
it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced
greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great
this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and
execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I
perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And
Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and
the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the
Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the
chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem,
that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of
David, which is Zion.
he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his
hand fulfilled it, saying,
the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out
of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein;
but I chose David to be
over my people Israel.
it was in the heart of David my
father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
the LORD said unto David my
father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst
well that it was in thine heart.
the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room
of David my father, and sit on the
throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of
the LORD God of Israel.
hast kept with thy servant David my
father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast
fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.
now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There
shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that
thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast
walked before me.
now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou
spakest unto thy servant David my
the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went
unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD
had done for David his
servant, and for Israel his people.
if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in
uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep
my statutes and my judgments:
I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised
to David thy father, saying, There
shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.
Pharaohís daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which Solomon had built for her:
then did he build Millo.
it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart
after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was
the heart of David his
Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD,
as did David his
in thy days I will not do it for David thy fatherís sake: but I will rend it out of the
hand of thy son.
I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servantís sake, and for
Jerusalemís sake which I have chosen.
it came to pass, when David was in
Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he
had smitten every male in Edom;
when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain
of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to
mine own country.
he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they
went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built
Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.
that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians,
Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon,
and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to
keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince
all the days of his life for David my servantís sake, whom I chose, because he kept
my commandments and my statutes:
unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in
Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk
in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my
commandments, as David my servant did; that I
will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto
I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his
son reigned in his stead.
when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered
the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:
to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they
sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel:
there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar,
thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon
thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee,
and menís bones shall be burnt upon thee.
rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as
my servant David, who
kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only
which was right in mine eyes;
Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of
David. And his motherís name was
Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.
he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his
heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.
David did that which was right in
the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him
all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in
Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat
his son reigned in his stead.
Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city
of David his father: and Jehoram his
son reigned in his stead.
the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servantís sake, as he promised him to give
him alway a light, and to his children.
Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned
in his stead.
his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his
sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.
Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants,
smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned
in his stead.
he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according
to all things as Joash his father did.
they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in
the city of David.
Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the
city of David: and
Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son
reigned in his stead.
years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in
Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD his God,
like David his
Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned
in his stead.
he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king:
and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great
he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.
again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God
of David thy father, I have heard thy
prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou
shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the
LORD said to David, and
to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of
all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way
of David his father, and turned not
aside to the right hand or to the left.
the sixth, David the
these were the sons of David, which
were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;
the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
were all the sons of David,
beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.
at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and at Shaaraim. These were
their cities unto the reign of David.
these are they whom David set
over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and
Shemuel, heads of their fatherís house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men
of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and
these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve.
These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain
in their set office.
enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and
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 by Samuel.
David and all Israel went to
Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the
the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion,
which is the city of David.
David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites
first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and
David dwelt in the castle;
therefore they called it the city of David.
David waxed greater and greater:
for the LORD of hosts was with him.
also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his
kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD
this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the
captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one
was with David at
Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where
was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the
three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the
Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
David was then in the hold, and the
Philistinesí garrison was then at Bethlehem.
David longed, and said, Oh that one
would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the
well of Bethlehem, 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
he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
these are they that came to David to
Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they
were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and
men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose
faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the
there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.
David went out to meet them, and
answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine
heart shall 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.
the 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 helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the
there fell some of Manasseh to David, when 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 to the
jeopardy of our heads.
they helped David
against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and
were captains in the host.
at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the
host of God.
these are the numbers of the 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.
of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name,
to come and make David king.
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 were of one heart to make David king.
there they were with David three
days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
David consulted with the captains
of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
David said unto all the congregation
of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let 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 in their cities
and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
David gathered all Israel together,
from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God
David went up, and all Israel, to
Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence
the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is
called on it.
David and all Israel played before God
with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries,
and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
David was displeased, because the
LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to
David was afraid of God that day,
saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
David brought not the ark home to
himself to the city of David, but
carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters,
to build him an house.
David perceived that the LORD had
confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because
of his people Israel.
David took more wives at Jerusalem:
and David begat
more sons and daughters.
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
David enquired 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
they came up to Baalperazim; 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 Baalperazim.
when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with
David enquired 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.
13-14:16††† David therefore did as God
commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to
the fame of David went
out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
David made him houses in the city
of David, and prepared a place for the
ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
David said, None 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.
David gathered all Israel together
to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had
prepared for it.
David assembled the children of
Aaron, and the Levites:
David called for Zadok and Abiathar
the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and
Eliel, and Amminadab,
David spake to the chief of the
Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick,
psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
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 Obededom with joy.
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.
it came to pass, as 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
they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they
offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
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.
on that day David
delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his
all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
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.
Nathan said unto David, Do
all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
and tell David my
servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from
the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over
my people Israel:
to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
David the king came and sat before
the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou
hast brought me hitherto?
can David speak
more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
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
after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took
Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah
unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
David took from him a thousand
chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot
horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and
twenty thousand men.
David put garrisons in
Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became Davidís
servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
David took the shields of gold that
were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith
Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of
sent Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate
him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer
had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and
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 children of Ammon, and
from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became Davidís
servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
David reigned over all Israel, and
executed judgment and justice among all his people.
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and
the sons of David were
chief about the king.
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.
the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that
he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to
search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
there went certain, and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet
them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho
until your beards be grown, and then return.
when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of
Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out
of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah.
when David heard
of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.
it was told David; and
he gathered 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.
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.
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 children of Ammon any more.
it came to pass, that 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 Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and
David took the crown of their king
from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious
stones in it; and it was set upon Davidís
head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
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 children of Ammon. And
David and all the people returned
were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his
Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
David said to Joab and to the rulers
of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the
number of them to me, that I may know it.
Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand
and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred
threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.
David said unto God, I have sinned
greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the
iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
and tell David,
saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of
them, that I may do it unto thee.
Gad came to David, and
said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee
David said unto Gad, I am in a great
strait: let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his
mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
David lifted up his eyes, and saw
the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn
sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David
and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
David said unto God, Is it not I
that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and
done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand,
I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my fatherís house; but not on thy
people, that they should be plagued.
the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD
in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
David went up at the saying of Gad,
which he spake in the name of the LORD.
as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked
and saw David, and
went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
David said to Ornan, Grant me the
place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD:
thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from
Ornan said unto David, Take
it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give
thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood,
and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all.
king David said
to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take
that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
David gave to Ornan for the place
six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
David built there an altar unto the
LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the
LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
that time when David saw that
the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he
David could not go before it to
enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the
David said, This is the house of
the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
David commanded to gather together
the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought
stones to build the house of God.
David prepared iron in abundance
for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in
abundance without weight;
cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar
wood to David.
David said, Solomon my son is young
and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding
magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now
make preparation for it. So David
prepared abundantly before his death.
David said to Solomon, My son, as
for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:
13-22:17††† David also commanded all the
princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,
when David was
old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the
instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.
David divided them into courses
among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
David said, The LORD God of Israel hath
given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
by the last words of David the
Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:
David distributed them, both Zadok
of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to
their offices in their service.
likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the
presence of David the
king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and
Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.
David and the captains of the host separated
to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should
prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the
workmen according to their service was:
Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures of the dedicated things,
which David the
king, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the
captains of the host, had dedicated.
the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites, according to
the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and
there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers,
whom king David made
rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for
every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.
Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
David took not the number of them from
twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel
like to the stars of the heavens.
the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath
for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the
chronicles of king David.
David assembled all the princes of
Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that
ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and
captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and
possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty
men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
David the king stood up upon his
feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine
heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and
for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:
David gave to Solomon his son the
pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof,
and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the
place of the mercy seat,
this, said David, the
LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of
David said to Solomon his son, Be
strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD
God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee,
until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
David the king said unto all the
congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and
tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD
the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect
heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
David blessed the LORD before all
the congregation: and David said,
Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
David said to all the congregation,
Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of
their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the
did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they
made Solomon the son of David king the
second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok
to be priest.
Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered;
and all Israel obeyed him.
all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto
Solomon the king.
David the son of Jesse reigned over
the acts of David the
king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer,
and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,
Solomon the son of David was
strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified
the ark of God had David
brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent
for it at Jerusalem.
Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me
to reign in his stead.
O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me
king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him
cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.
me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave
with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth,
who hath given to David the
king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an
house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre,
skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in
timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave
any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him,
with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the
numbering wherewith David his
father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and
three thousand and six hundred.
Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah,
where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and
Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the
gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.
Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the
chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the
ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.
he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled
that which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying,
I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
it was in the heart of David my
father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
the LORD said to David my
father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou
didst well in that it was in thine heart:
LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up
in the room of David my
father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have
built the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and
spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this
therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him,
saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of
Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as
thou hast walked before me.
then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken
unto thy servant David.
LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.
the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of
musick of the LORD, which David the
king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests
sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into
their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed
unto David, and
to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I
have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There
shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had
built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the
places are holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.
he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their
service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the
priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses
at every gate: for so had David the
man of God commanded.
Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his
son reigned in his stead.
when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people
answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of
Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to
Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon
strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the
daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned
in his stead.
ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to
his sons by a covenant of salt?
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath
rebelled against his lord.
now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude,
and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.
Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his
stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.
they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the
city of David, and
laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of
spices prepared by the apothecariesí art: and they made a very great burning
the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his
father David, and
sought not unto Baalim;
Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city
of David. And Jehoram his son reigned
in his stead.
the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a
light to him and to his sons for ever.
there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the
LORD God of David thy
father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor
in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem
eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the
city of David, but
not in the sepulchres of the kings.
all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he
said unto them, Behold, the kingís son shall reign, as the LORD hath said of
the sons of David.
Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the
priests the Levites, whom David had
distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD,
as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it
was ordained by David.
they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in
Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.
when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his
own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the
priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city
of David, but they buried him not in
the sepulchres of the kings.
Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in
was twenty years old when he began to
reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the
LORD, like David his
he did that which was right in the
sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.
he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and
with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the kingís seer, and Nathan the
prophet: for so was the commandment
of the LORD by his prophets.
the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.
Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the
burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.
Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the
LORD with the words of David, and
of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their
heads and worshipped.
there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.
he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall
without, and repaired Millo in the
city of David, and
made darts and shields in abundance.
same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it
straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the
sepulchres of the sons of David: and
all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And
Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of
which God had said to David and to
Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before
all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even
to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it
up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of
he did that which was right in the
sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left.
in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after
the God of David his
father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the
high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.
said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD,
Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; it shall not be a burden
upon your shoulders: serve now the
LORD your God, and his people Israel,
prepare yourselves by the houses of
your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according
to the writing of Solomon his son.
the singers the sons of Asaph were in
their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the kingís seer;
and the porters waited at every gate;
they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites
prepared for them.
when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the
priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with
cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
the sons of Phinehas; Gershom: of the sons of Ithamar; Daniel: of the sons of David; Hattush.
of the Nethinims, whom David and
the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and
twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.
the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of
part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the
locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the
kingís garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur,
unto the place over against the
sepulchres of David, and
to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.
the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel,
with their brethren over against them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, ward over
his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and
Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.
at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs
of the city of David, at
the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.
both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of
the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of
Solomon his son.
in the days of David and
Asaph of old there were chief of the
singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
19-3:title††† A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom
19-4:title††† To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A
Psalm of David.
19-5:title††† To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A
Psalm of David.
19-6:title††† To the chief Musician on Neginoth
upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
19-7:title††† Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD,
concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
19-8:title††† To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A
Psalm of David.
19-9:title††† To the chief Musician upon
Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.
19-11:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-12:title†† To the chief Musician upon Sheminith,
A Psalm of David.
19-13:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-14:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-15:title†† A Psalm of David.
19-16:title†† Michtam of David.
19-17:title†† A prayer of David.
19-18:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who
spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and
from the hand of Saul: And he said,
deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for
19-19:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-20:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-21:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-22:title†† To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth
Shahar, A Psalm of David.
19-23:title†† A Psalm of David.
19-24:title†† A Psalm of David.
Psalm of David.
Psalm of David.
Psalm of David.
Psalm of David.
19-29:title†† A Psalm of David.
19-30:title†† A Psalm and Song at the
dedication of the house of David.
19-31:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm of David, Maschil.
Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech;
who drove him away, and he departed.
Psalm of David.
19-36:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.
Psalm of David.
19-38:title†† A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
19-39:title†† To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
19-40:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-41:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-51:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when
Nathan the prophet came unto him,
after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
19-52:title†† To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came
and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.
19-53:title†† To the chief Musician upon Mahalath,
Maschil, A Psalm of David.
19-54:title†† To the chief Musician on Neginoth,
Maschil, A Psalm of David, when
the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?
19-55:title†† To the chief Musician on Neginoth,
Maschil, A Psalm of David.
19-56:title†† To the chief Musician upon
Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in
19-57:title†† To the chief Musician, Altaschith,
Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
19-58:title†† To the chief Musician, Altaschith,
Michtam of David.
19-59:title†† To the chief Musician, Altaschith,
Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to
19-60:title†† To the chief Musician upon
Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and
with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt
19-61:title†† To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.
19-62:title†† To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A
Psalm of David.
19-63:title†† A Psalm of David, when he was in the
wilderness of Judah.
19-64:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-65:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.
19-68:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.
19-69:title†† To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim,
A Psalm of David.
19-70:title†† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
prayers of David the
son of Jesse are ended.
chose David also
his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
19-86:title†† A Prayer of David.
have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
have found David my
servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
19-101:title† A Psalm of David.
Psalm of David.
19-108:title† A Song or Psalm of David.
19-109:title† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-110:title† A Psalm of David.
19-122:title† A Song of degrees of David.
there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
Song of degrees of David.
Song of degrees of David.
remember David, and all his afflictions:
LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of
the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
will I make the horn of David to
bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
19-133:title† A Song of degrees of David.
Psalm of David.
19-139:title† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-140:title† To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
19-141:title† A Psalm of David.
19-142:title† Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the
19-143:title† A Psalm of David.
19-144:title† A Psalm of David.
19-144:10†††† It is he that giveth salvation unto
kings: who delivereth David his
servant from the hurtful sword.
proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
22-Song of Solomon
22-4:4††††† Thy neck
is like the tower of David builded for an armoury,
whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
it was told the house of David,
saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the
heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a
small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
the increase of his government and peace
there shall be no end, upon the
throne of David, and
upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with
justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform
in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in
the tabernacle of David,
judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the
waters of the lower pool.
the key of the house of David will I
lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall
shut, and none shall open.
to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year;
let them kill sacrifices.
and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen
thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an
everlasting covenant with you, even the
sure mercies of David.
shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon
the throne of David,
riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and
the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.
house of David, thus
saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of
the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne
of David, thou, and thy servants, and
thy people that enter in by these gates:
if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this
house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his
servants, and his people.
saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall
prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.
the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and
prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
24-29:16††† Know that thus saith the LORD of the
king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in this
city, and of your brethren that are
not gone forth with you into captivity;
they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow
up unto David; and
he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
thus saith the LORD; David shall
never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
24-33:21††† Then may also my covenant be broken with
David my servant, that he should
not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my
the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so
will I multiply the seed of David my
servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so
that I will not take any of his
seed to be rulers over the seed of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have
mercy on them.
thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon
the throne of David: and
his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the
I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their
I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
David my servant shall be king over them; and they all
shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my
statutes, and do them.
they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein
your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their childrenís children for
ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear
the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
chant to the sound of the viol, and invent
to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof;
and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build