1st Chronicles


1:1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

1:2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,

1:3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,

and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

1:6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

1:7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and


1:8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

1:9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and

Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

1:10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the


1:11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and


1:12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the

Philistines,) and Caphthorim.

1:13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

1:14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

1:15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

1:16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

1:17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,

and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

1:18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one [was]

Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his

brother's name [was] Joktan.

1:20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and


1:21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

1:22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

1:23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these [were] the

sons of Joktan.

1:24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

1:27 Abram; the same [is] Abraham.

1:28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

1:29 These [are] their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael,

Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

1:30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

1:31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare

Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and

Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.

1:33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and

Abida, and Eldaah. All these [are] the sons of Keturah.

1:34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and


1:35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam,

and Korah.

1:36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam,

Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.

1:37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

1:38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and

Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.

1:39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna [was]

Lotan's sister.

1:40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi,

and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

1:41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram,

and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

1:42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, [and] Jakan. The sons

of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.

1:43 Now these [are] the kings that reigned in the land of Edom

before [any] king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the

son of Beor: and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah.

1:44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah

reigned in his stead.

1:45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the

Temanites reigned in his stead.

1:46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which

smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and

the name of his city [was] Avith.

1:47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his


1:48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river

reigned in his stead.

1:49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor

reigned in his stead.

1:50 And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead:

and the name of his city [was] Pai; and his wife's name [was]

Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

1:51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah,

duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,

1:52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

1:53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

1:54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These [are] the dukes of Edom.

2:1 These [are] the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and

Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,

2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

2:3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: [which] three

were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And

Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD;

and he slew him.

2:4 And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All

the sons of Judah [were] five.

2:5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.

2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and

Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

2:7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who

transgressed in the thing accursed.

2:8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.

2:9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel,

and Ram, and Chelubai.

2:10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon,

prince of the children of Judah;

2:11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,

2:12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,

2:13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the

second, and Shimma the third,

2:14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,

2:15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:

2:16 Whose sisters [were] Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of

Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

2:17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa [was]

Jether the Ishmeelite.

2:18 And Caleb the son of Hezron begat [children] of Azubah

[his] wife, and of Jerioth: her sons [are] these; Jesher, and

Shobab, and Ardon.

2:19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath,

which bare him Hur.

2:20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.

2:21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the

father of Gilead, whom he married when he [was] threescore

years old; and she bare him Segub.

2:22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in

the land of Gilead.

2:23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from

them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, [even] threescore

cities. All these [belonged to] the sons of Machir the father

of Gilead.

2:24 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah

Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.

2:25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram

the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, [and] Ahijah.

2:26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name [was] Atarah;

she [was] the mother of Onam.

2:27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz,

and Jamin, and Eker.

2:28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons

of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.

2:29 And the name of the wife of Abishur [was] Abihail, and she

bare him Ahban, and Molid.

2:30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died

without children.

2:31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi;

Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.

2:32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and

Jonathan: and Jether died without children.

2:33 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the

sons of Jerahmeel.

2:34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a

servant, an Egyptian, whose name [was] Jarha.

2:35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife;

and she bare him Attai.

2:36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,

2:37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,

2:38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,

2:39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,

2:40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,

2:41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.

2:42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel [were],

Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons

of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

2:43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and


2:44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem

begat Shammai.

2:45 And the son of Shammai [was] Maon: and Maon [was] the

father of Bethzur.

2:46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and

Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.

2:47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and

Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.

2:48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.

2:49 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the

father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter

of Caleb [was] Achsah.

2:50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn

of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim,

2:51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of


2:52 And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh,

[and] half of the Manahethites.

2:53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the

Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came

the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.

2:54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites,

Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the


2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the

Tirathites, the Shimeathites, [and] Suchathites. These [are]

the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of


3:1 Now 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:

3:2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai

king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:

3:3 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah

his wife.

3:4 [These] six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he

reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned

thirty and three years.

3:5 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and

Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter

of Ammiel:

3:6 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,

3:7 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

3:8 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.

3:9 [These were] all the sons of David, beside the sons of the

concubines, and Tamar their sister.

3:10 And Solomon's son [was] Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his

son, Jehoshaphat his son,

3:11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,

3:12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,

3:13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,

3:14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.

3:15 And the sons of Josiah [were], the firstborn Johanan, the

second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.

3:16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his


3:17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,

3:18 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah,

Hoshama, and Nedabiah.

3:19 And the sons of Pedaiah [were], Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and

the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith

their sister:

3:20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah,

Jushabhesed, five.

3:21 And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons

of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons

of Shechaniah.

3:22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of

Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and

Shaphat, six.

3:23 And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and

Azrikam, three.

3:24 And the sons of Elioenai [were], Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and

Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.

4:1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and


4:2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat

Ahumai, and Lahad. These [are] the families of the Zorathites.

4:3 And these [were of] the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma,

and Idbash: and the name of their sister [was] Hazelelponi:

4:4 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of

Hushah. These [are] the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah,

the father of Bethlehem.

4:5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and


4:6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and

Haahashtari. These [were] the sons of Naarah.

4:7 And the sons of Helah [were], Zereth, and Jezoar, and


4:8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel

the son of Harum.

4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his

mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with


4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou

wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine

hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from

evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which

he requested.

4:11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which [was]

the father of Eshton.

4:12 And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the

father of Irnahash. These [are] the men of Rechah.

4:13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons

of Othniel; Hathath.

4:14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the

father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.

4:15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and

Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.

4:16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and


4:17 And the sons of Ezra [were], Jether, and Mered, and Epher,

and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the

father of Eshtemoa.

4:18 And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and

Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.

And these [are] the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh,

which Mered took.

4:19 And the sons of [his] wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the

father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.

4:20 And the sons of Shimon [were], Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan,

and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi [were], Zoheth, and Benzoheth.

4:21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah [were], Er the father

of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families

of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of


4:22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph,

who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And [these are]

ancient things.

4:23 These [were] the potters, and those that dwelt among plants

and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

4:24 The sons of Simeon [were], Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah,

[and] Shaul:

4:25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.

4:26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son,

Shimei his son.

4:27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his

brethren had not many children, neither did all their family

multiply, like to the children of Judah.

4:28 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,

4:29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,

4:30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,

4:31 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and

at Shaaraim. These [were] their cities unto the reign of David.

4:32 And their villages [were], Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and

Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:

4:33 And all their villages that [were] round about the same

cities, unto Baal. These [were] their habitations, and their


4:34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah,

4:35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah,

the son of Asiel,

4:36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and

Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,

4:37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of

Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;

4:38 These mentioned by [their] names [were] princes in their

families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

4:39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, [even] unto the

east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

4:40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land [was]

wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for [they] of Ham had dwelt

there of old.

4:41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king

of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were

found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and

dwelt in their rooms: because [there was] pasture there for

their flocks.

4:42 And [some] of them, [even] of the sons of Simeon, five

hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains

Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of


4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were

escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.

5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he

[was] the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's

bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son

of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the


5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came]

the chief ruler; but the birthright [was] Joseph's:)

5:3 The sons, [I say], of Reuben the firstborn of Israel [were],

Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

5:4 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his


5:5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,

5:6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried

away [captive]: he [was] prince of the Reubenites.

5:7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of

their generations was reckoned, [were] the chief, Jeiel, and


5:8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel,

who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:

5:9 And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the

wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were

multiplied in the land of Gilead.

5:10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites,

who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents

throughout all the east [land] of Gilead.

5:11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the

land of Bashan unto Salchah:

5:12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and

Shaphat in Bashan.

5:13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers [were],

Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and

Zia, and Heber, seven.

5:14 These [are] the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the

son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son

of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

5:15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house

of their fathers.

5:16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and

in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

5:17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of

Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of


5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of

Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword,

and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, [were] four and

forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to

the war.

5:19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and

Nephish, and Nodab.

5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were

delivered into their hand, and all that [were] with them: for

they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them;

because they put their trust in him.

5:21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty

thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of

asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.

5:22 For there fell down many slain, because the war [was] of

God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

5:23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the

land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir, and

unto mount Hermon.

5:24 And these [were] the heads of the house of their fathers,

even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and

Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, [and]

heads of the house of their fathers.

5:25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and

went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom

God destroyed before them.

5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of

Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and

he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and

the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and

Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

6:1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

6:2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and


6:3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The

sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

6:4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,

6:5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,

6:6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,

6:7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,

6:8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,

6:9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,

6:10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he [it is] that executed the

priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)

6:11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,

6:12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,

6:13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,

6:14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,

6:15 And Jehozadak went [into captivity], when the LORD carried

away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

6:16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

6:17 And these [be] the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and


6:18 And the sons of Kohath [were], Amram, and Izhar, and

Hebron, and Uzziel.

6:19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these [are] the

families of the Levites according to their fathers.

6:20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

6:21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his


6:22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir

his son,

6:23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,

6:24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul

his son.

6:25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.

6:26 [As for] Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and

Nahath his son,

6:27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.

6:28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

6:29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son,

Uzza his son,

6:30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

6:31 And these [are they] whom David set over the service of

song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

6:32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the

tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had

built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and [then] they

waited on their office according to their order.

6:33 And these [are] they that waited with their children. Of

the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel,

the son of Shemuel,

6:34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel,

the son of Toah,

6:35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the

son of Amasai,

6:36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah,

the son of Zephaniah,

6:37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph,

the son of Korah,

6:38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the

son of Israel.

6:39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, [even]

Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,

6:40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of


6:41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,

6:42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,

6:43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

6:44 And their brethren the sons of Merari [stood] on the left

hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of


6:45 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of


6:46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,

6:47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the

son of Levi.

6:48 Their brethren also the Levites [were] appointed unto all

manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

6:49 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt

offering, and on the altar of incense, [and were appointed] for

all the work of the [place] most holy, and to make an atonement

for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had


6:50 And these [are] the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son,

Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,

6:51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,

6:52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,

6:53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

6:54 Now these [are] their dwelling places throughout their

castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families

of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

6:55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the

suburbs thereof round about it.

6:56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they

gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

6:57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah,

[namely], Hebron, [the city] of refuge, and Libnah with her

suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,

6:58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,

6:59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her


6:60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs,

and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs.

All their cities throughout their families [were] thirteen


6:61 And unto the sons of Kohath, [which were] left of the

family of that tribe, [were cities given] out of the half

tribe, [namely, out of] the half [tribe] of Manasseh, by lot,

ten cities.

6:62 And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of

the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out

of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in

Bashan, thirteen cities.

6:63 Unto the sons of Merari [were given] by lot, throughout

their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the

tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

6:64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites [these]

cities with their suburbs.

6:65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of

Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out

of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which

are called by [their] names.

6:66 And [the residue] of the families of the sons of Kohath had

cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.

6:67 And they gave unto them, [of] the cities of refuge, Shechem

in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; [they gave] also Gezer with

her suburbs,

6:68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her


6:69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her


6:70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her

suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the

remnant of the sons of Kohath.

6:71 Unto the sons of Gershom [were given] out of the family of

the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs,

and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:

6:72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs,

Daberath with her suburbs,

6:73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:

6:74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and

Abdon with her suburbs,

6:75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:

6:76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with

her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with

her suburbs.

6:77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari [were given] out of

the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her


6:78 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side

of Jordan, [were given them] out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer

in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her


6:79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her


6:80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her

suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

6:81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.

7:1 Now the sons of Issachar [were], Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and

Shimron, four.

7:2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and

Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's 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 six hundred.

7:3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah;

Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief


7:4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of

their fathers, [were] bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty

thousand [men]: for they had many wives and sons.

7:5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar [were]

valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies

fourscore and seven thousand.

7:6 [The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael,


7:7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and

Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of [their] fathers,

mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies

twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

7:8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and

Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and

Alameth. All these [are] the sons of Becher.

7:9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their

generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of

valour, [was] twenty thousand and two hundred.

7:10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan;

Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and

Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

7:11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their

fathers, mighty men of valour, [were] seventeen thousand and

two hundred [soldiers], fit to go out for war [and] battle.

7:12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, [and] Hushim,

the sons of Aher.

7:13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and

Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

7:14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: ([but] his

concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:

7:15 And Machir took to wife [the sister] of Huppim and Shuppim,

whose sister's name [was] Maachah;) and the name of the second

[was] Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.

7:16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called

his name Peresh; and the name of his brother [was] Sheresh; and

his sons [were] Ulam and Rakem.

7:17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These [were] the sons of

Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

7:18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and


7:19 And the sons of Shemida were, Ahian, and Shechem, and

Likhi, and Aniam.

7:20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and

Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,

7:21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and

Elead, whom the men of Gath [that were] born in [that] land

slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

7:22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his

brethren came to comfort him.

7:23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a

son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with

his house.

7:24 (And his daughter [was] Sherah, who built Bethhoron the

nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)

7:25 And Rephah [was] his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son,

and Tahan his son,

7:26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,

7:27 Non his son, Jehoshua his son.

7:28 And their possessions and habitations [were], Bethel and

the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer,

with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof,

unto Gaza and the towns thereof:

7:29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean

and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns,

Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the

son of Israel.

7:30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and

Beriah, and Serah their sister.

7:31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who [is] the

father of Birzavith.

7:32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua

their sister.

7:33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath.

These [are] the children of Japhlet.

7:34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and


7:35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and

Shelesh, and Amal.

7:36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and

Beri, and Imrah,

7:37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and


7:38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.

7:39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.

7:40 All these [were] the children of Asher, heads of [their]

father's house, choice [and] mighty men of valour, chief of the

princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that

were apt to the war [and] to battle [was] twenty and six

thousand men.

8:1 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second,

and Aharah the third,

8:2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

8:3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,

8:4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,

8:5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.

8:6 And these [are] the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the

fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to


8:7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat

Uzza, and Ahihud.

8:8 And Shaharaim begat [children] in the country of Moab, after

he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara [were] his wives.

8:9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and

Mesha, and Malcham,

8:10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These [were] his sons,

heads of the fathers.

8:11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.

8:12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built

Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:

8:13 Beriah also, and Shema, who [were] heads of the fathers of

the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of


8:14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,

8:15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,

8:16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;

8:17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,

8:18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;

8:19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,

8:20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,

8:21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;

8:22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,

8:23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,

8:24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,

8:25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;

8:26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,

8:27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.

8:28 These [were] heads of the fathers, by their generations,

chief [men]. These dwelt in Jerusalem.

8:29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name

[was] Maachah:

8:30 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal,

and Nadab,

8:31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.

8:32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their

brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.

8:33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat

Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

8:34 And the son of Jonathan [was] Meribbaal; and Meribbaal

begat Micah.

8:35 And the sons of Micah [were], Pithon, and Melech, and

Tarea, and Ahaz.

8:36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and

Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,

8:37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha [was] his son, Eleasah his son,

Azel his son:

8:38 And Azel had six sons, whose names [are] these, Azrikam,

Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All

these [were] the sons of Azel.

8:39 And the sons of Eshek his brother [were], Ulam his

firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.

8:40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers,

and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All

these [are] of the sons of Benjamin.

9:1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold,

they [were] written in the book of the kings of Israel and

Judah, [who] were carried away to Babylon for their


9:2 Now the first inhabitants that [dwelt] in their possessions

in their cities [were], the Israelites, the priests, Levites,

and the Nethinims.

9:3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the

children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and


9:4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri,

the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.

9:5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.

9:6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six

hundred and ninety.

9:7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the

son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,

9:8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi,

the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the

son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;

9:9 And their brethren, according to their generations, nine

hundred and fifty and six. All these men [were] chief of the

fathers in the house of their fathers.

9:10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,

9:11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the

son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler

of the house of God;

9:12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son

of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of

Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the

son of Immer;

9:13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a

thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for

the work of the service of the house of God.

9:14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of

Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;

9:15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of

Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;

9:16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son

of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah,

that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

9:17 And the porters [were], Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and

Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum [was] the chief;

9:18 Who hitherto [waited] in the king's gate eastward: they

[were] porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

9:19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son

of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the

Korahites, [were] over the work of the service, keepers of the

gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, [being] over the

host of the LORD, [were] keepers of the entry.

9:20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in

time past, [and] the LORD [was] with him.

9:21 [And] Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah [was] porter of the

door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

9:22 All 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.

9:23 So they and their children [had] the oversight of the gates

of the house of the LORD, [namely], the house of the

tabernacle, by wards.

9:24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west,

north, and south.

9:25 And their brethren, [which were] in their villages, [were]

to come after seven days from time to time with them.

9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in [their]

set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the

house of God.

9:27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the

charge [was] upon them, and the opening thereof every morning

[pertained] to them.

9:28 And [certain] of them had the charge of the ministering

vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

9:29 [Some] of them also [were] appointed to oversee the

vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine

flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the


9:30 And [some] of the sons of the priests made the ointment of

the spices.

9:31 And Mattithiah, [one] of the Levites, who [was] the

firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the

things that were made in the pans.

9:32 And [other] of their brethren, of the sons of the

Kohathites, [were] over the shewbread, to prepare [it] every


9:33 And these [are] the singers, chief of the fathers of the

Levites, [who remaining] in the chambers [were] free: for they

were employed in [that] work day and night.

9:34 These chief fathers of the Levites [were] chief throughout

their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.

9:35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose

wife's name [was] Maachah:

9:36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal,

and Ner, and Nadab,

9:37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.

9:38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their

brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.

9:39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat

Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

9:40 And the son of Jonathan [was] Meribbaal: and Meribbaal

begat Micah.

9:41 And the sons of Micah [were], Pithon, and Melech, and

Tahrea, [and Ahaz].

9:42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and

Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;

9:43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his

son, Azel his son.

9:44 And Azel had six sons, whose names [are] these, Azrikam,

Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan:

these [were] the sons of Azel.

10:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of

Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in

mount Gilboa.

10:2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his

sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and

Malchishua, the sons of Saul.

10:3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit

him, and he was wounded of the archers.

10:4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and

thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and

abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore

afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

10:5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell

likewise on the sword, and died.

10:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died


10:7 And when all the men of Israel that [were] in the valley

saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then

they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came

and dwelt in them.

10:8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines

came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons

fallen in mount Gilboa.

10:9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his

armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about,

to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

10:10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and

fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

10:11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines

had done to Saul,

10:12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of

Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh,

and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted

seven days.

10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed

against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he

kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a

familiar spirit, to enquire [of it];

10:14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and

turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

11:1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron,

saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh.

11:2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou

[wast] he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the

LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel,

and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.

11:3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to

Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before

the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according

to the word of the LORD by Samuel.

11:4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which [is]

Jebus; where the Jebusites [were], the inhabitants of the land.

11:5 And 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.

11:6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall

be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up,

and was chief.

11:7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the

city of David.

11:8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round

about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

11:9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts

[was] with him.

11:10 These 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 concerning Israel.

11:11 And 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 time.

11:12 And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite,

who [was one] of the three mighties.

11:13 He 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


11:14 And they set themselves in the midst of [that] parcel, and

delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved

[them] by a great deliverance.

11:15 Now 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.

11:16 And David [was] then in the hold, and the Philistines'

garrison [was] then at Bethlehem.

11:17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me

drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that [is] at the


11:18 And 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 LORD,

11:19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this

thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their

lives in jeopardy? for with [the jeopardy of] their lives they

brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did

these three mightiest.

11:20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the

three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew

[them], and had a name among the three.

11:21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he

was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the [first]


11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of

Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of

Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy


11:23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of [great] stature, five

cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand [was] a spear like a

weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and

plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with

his own spear.

11:24 These [things] did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had

the name among the three mighties.

11:25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained

not to the [first] three: and David set him over his guard.

11:26 Also the valiant men of the armies [were], Asahel the

brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

11:27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,

11:28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,

11:29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,

11:30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the


11:31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, [that pertained] to the

children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,

11:32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,

11:33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

11:34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage

the Hararite,

11:35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of


11:36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,

11:37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,

11:38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,

11:39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the

armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,

11:40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

11:41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,

11:42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the

Reubenites, and thirty with him,

11:43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,

11:44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of

Hothan the Aroerite,

11:45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the


11:46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons

of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,

11:47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.

12:1 Now 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.

12:2 [They were] armed with bows, and could use both the right

hand and the left in [hurling] stones and [shooting] arrows out

of a bow, [even] of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.

12:3 The chief [was] Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah

the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth;

and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

12:4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty,

and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan,

and Josabad the Gederathite,

12:5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and

Shephatiah the Haruphite,

12:6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and

Jashobeam, the Korhites,

12:7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.

12:8 And 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 mountains;

12:9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,

12:10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,

12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

12:12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,

12:13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.

12:14 These [were] of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one

of the least [was] over an hundred, and the greatest over a


12:15 These [are] they that went over Jordan in the first month,

when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all

[them] of the valleys, [both] toward the east, and toward the


12:16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to

the hold unto David.

12:17 And 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].

12:18 Then 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 band.

12:19 And 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.

12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh,

Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and

Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that [were] of


12:21 And they helped David against the band [of the rovers]:

for they [were] all mighty men of valour, and were captains in

the host.

12:22 For at [that] time day by day there came to David to help

him, until [it was] a great host, like the host of God.

12:23 And 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.

12:24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear [were]

six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.

12:25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the

war, seven thousand and one hundred.

12:26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

12:27 And Jehoiada [was] the leader of the Aaronites, and with

him [were] three thousand and seven hundred;

12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his

father's house twenty and two captains.

12:29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul,

three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept

the ward of the house of Saul.

12:30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight

hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of

their fathers.

12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which

were expressed by name, to come and make David king.

12:32 And of the children of Issachar, [which were men] that had

understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;

the heads of them [were] two hundred; and all their brethren

[were] at their commandment.

12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,

with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep

rank: [they were] not of double heart.

12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with

shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.

12:35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand

and six hundred.

12:36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,

forty thousand.

12:37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and

the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner

of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty


12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a

perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel:

and all the rest also of Israel [were] of one heart to make

David king.

12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating and

drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

12:40 Moreover they that were nigh them, [even] unto Issachar

and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on

camels, and on mules, and on oxen, [and] meat, meal, cakes of

figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and

sheep abundantly: for [there was] joy in Israel.

13:1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and

hundreds, [and] with every leader.

13:2 And 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:

13:3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we

enquired not at it in the days of Saul.

13:4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for

the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

13:5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt

even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from


13:6 And 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].

13:7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the

house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.

13:8 And 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.

13:9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza

put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.

13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he

smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he

died before God.

13:11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a

breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to

this day.

13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I

bring the ark of God [home] to me?

13:13 So David brought not the ark [home] to himself to the city

of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the


13:14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in

his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of

Obededom, and all that he had.

14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber

of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

14:2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king

over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of

his people Israel.

14:3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat

more sons and daughters.

14:4 Now these [are] the names of [his] children which he had in

Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

14:5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

14:6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

14:7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.

14:8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king

over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And

David heard [of it], and went out against them.

14:9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the

valley of Rephaim.

14:10 And 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 hand.

14:11 So 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.

14:12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a

commandment, and they were burned with fire.

14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in

the valley.

14:14 Therefore 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.

14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in

the tops of the mulberry trees, [that] then thou shalt go out

to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host

of the Philistines.

14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote

the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.

14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the

LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.

15:1 And [David] made him houses in the city of David, and

prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

15:2 Then 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.

15:3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to

bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had

prepared for it.

15:4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:

15:5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an

hundred and twenty:

15:6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren

two hundred and twenty:

15:7 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an

hundred and thirty:

15:8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his

brethren two hundred:

15:9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren


15:10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his

brethren an hundred and twelve.

15:11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and

for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and

Eliel, and Amminadab,

15:12 And said unto them, Ye [are] the chief of the fathers of

the Levites: sanctify yourselves, [both] ye and your brethren,

that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto

[the place that] I have prepared for it.

15:13 For because ye [did it] not at the first, the LORD our God

made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due


15:14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to

bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

15:15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon

their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded

according to the word of the LORD.

15:16 And 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.

15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his

brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari

their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;

15:18 And with them their brethren of the second [degree],

Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and

Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and

Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.

15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, [were appointed]

to sound with cymbals of brass;

15:20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and

Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on


15:21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom,

and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, [was] for song: he

instructed about the song, because he [was] skilful.

15:23 And Berechiah and Elkanah [were] doorkeepers for the ark.

15:24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai,

and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow

with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and

Jehiah [were] doorkeepers for the ark.

15:25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over

thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD

out of the house of Obededom with joy.

15:26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare

the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven

bullocks and seven rams.

15:27 And David [was] clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all

the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah

the master of the song with the singers: David also [had] upon

him an ephod of linen.

15:28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the

LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with

trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and


15:29 And 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 heart.

16:1 So 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.

16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt

offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the

name of the LORD.

16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to

every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a

flagon [of wine].

16:4 And he appointed [certain] of the Levites to minister

before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and

praise the LORD God of Israel:

16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and

Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and

Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with

harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

16:6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets

continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

16:7 Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm] to

thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known

his deeds among the people.

16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his

wondrous works.

16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice

that seek the LORD.

16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

16:12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his

wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his

chosen ones.

16:14 He [is] the LORD our God; his judgments [are] in all the


16:15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word [which] he

commanded to a thousand generations;

16:16 [Even of the covenant] which he made with Abraham, and of

his oath unto Isaac;

16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, [and] to

Israel [for] an everlasting covenant,

16:18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot

of your inheritance;

16:19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

16:20 And [when] they went from nation to nation, and from [one]

kingdom to another people;

16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved

kings for their sakes,

16:22 [Saying], Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no


16:23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to

day his salvation.

16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works

among all nations.

16:25 For great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he

also [is] to be feared above all gods.

16:26 For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD

made the heavens.

16:27 Glory and honour [are] in his presence; strength and

gladness [are] in his place.

16:28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto

the LORD glory and strength.

16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto his name: bring an

offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty

of holiness.

16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be

stable, that it be not moved.

16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and

let [men] say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields

rejoice, and all that [is] therein.

16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence

of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his

mercy [endureth] for ever.

16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us

together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give

thanks to thy holy name, [and] glory in thy praise.

16:36 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And

all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

16:37 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the

LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark

continually, as every day's work required:

16:38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight;

Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah [to be] porters:

16:39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before

the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that [was] at


16:40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of

the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and [to do]

according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which

he commanded Israel;

16:41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were

chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD,

because his mercy [endureth] for ever;

16:42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals

for those that should make a sound, and with musical

instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun [were] porters.

16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and

David returned to bless his house.

17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David

said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars,

but the ark of the covenant of the LORD [remaineth] under


17:2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that [is] in thine

heart; for God [is] with thee.

17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God

came to Nathan, saying,

17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou

shalt not build me an house to dwell in:

17:5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I

brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to

tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].

17:6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word

to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my

people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?

17:7 Now 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:

17:8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked,

and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have

made thee a name like the name of the great men that [are] in

the earth.

17:9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will

plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be

moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste

them any more, as at the beginning,

17:10 And since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my

people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies.

Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.

17:11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that

thou must go [to be] with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy

seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will

establish his kingdom.

17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne

for ever.

17:13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will

not take my mercy away from him, as I took [it] from [him] that

was before thee:

17:14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for

ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this

vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

17:16 And 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?

17:17 And [yet] this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for

thou hast [also] spoken of thy servant's house for a great

while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of

a man of high degree, O LORD God.

17:18 What can David [speak] more to thee for the honour of thy

servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

17:19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own

heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all

[these] great things.

17:20 O LORD, [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any]

God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our


17:21 And what one nation in the earth [is] like thy people

Israel, whom God went to redeem [to be] his own people, to make

thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out

nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of


17:22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for

ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

17:23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken

concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established

for ever, and do as thou hast said.

17:24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified

for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God of Israel,

[even] a God to Israel: and [let] the house of David thy

servant [be] established before thee.

17:25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt

build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found [in his

heart] to pray before thee.

17:26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this

goodness unto thy servant:

17:27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy

servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou

blessest, O LORD, and [it shall be] blessed for ever.

18:1 Now 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.

18:2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's

servants, [and] brought gifts.

18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he

went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.

18:4 And 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.

18:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer

king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty

thousand men.

18:6 Then David put [garrisons] in Syriadamascus; and the

Syrians became David's servants, [and] brought gifts. Thus the

LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

18:7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the

servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

18:8 Likewise 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.

18:9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all

the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

18:10 He 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


18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the

silver and the gold that he brought from all [these] nations;

from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and

from the Philistines, and from Amalek.

18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites

in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

18:13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became

David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever

he went.

18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment

and justice among all his people.

18:15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah [was] over the host; and

Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.

18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of

Abiathar, [were] the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

18:17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the Cherethites

and the Pelethites; and the sons of David [were] chief about

the king.

19:1 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the

children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.

19:2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of

Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David

sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the

servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon

to Hanun, to comfort him.

19:3 But 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?

19:4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and

cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and

sent them away.

19:5 Then 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.

19:6 And 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.

19:7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the

king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before

Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together

from their cities, and came to battle.

19:8 And when David heard [of it], he sent Joab, and all the

host of the mighty men.

19:9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in

array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come

[were] by themselves in the field.

19:10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him

before and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel,

and put [them] in array against the Syrians.

19:11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of

Abishai his brother, and they set [themselves] in array against

the children of Ammon.

19:12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then

thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong

for thee, then I will help thee.

19:13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly

for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD

do [that which is] good in his sight.

19:14 So Joab and the people that [were] with him drew nigh

before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.

19:15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were

fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and

entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.

19:16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse

before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians

that [were] beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the

host of Hadarezer [went] before them.

19:17 And 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.

19:18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the

Syrians seven thousand [men which fought in] chariots, and

forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the


19:19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put

to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and

became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the

children of Ammon any more.

20:1 And 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 destroyed it.

20:2 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 David's head: and he

brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.

20:3 And he brought out the people that [were] in it, and cut

[them] with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even

so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon.

And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

20:4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at

Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the

Hushathite slew Sippai, [that was] of the children of the

giant: and they were subdued.

20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan

the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite,

whose spear staff [was] like a weaver's beam.

20:6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of

[great] stature, whose fingers and toes [were] four and twenty,

six [on each hand], and six [on each foot]: and he also was the

son of the giant.

20:7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea

David's brother slew him.

20:8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by

the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to

number Israel.

21:2 And 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].

21:3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred

times so many more as they [be]: but, my lord the king, [are]

they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require

this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

21:4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab.

Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and

came to Jerusalem.

21:5 And 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.

21:6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the

king's word was abominable to Joab.

21:7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote


21:8 And 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.

21:9 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,

21:10 Go 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.

21:11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the

LORD, Choose thee

21:12 Either three years' famine; or three months to be

destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine

enemies overtaketh [thee]; or else three days the sword of the

LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the

LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now

therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him

that sent me.

21:13 And 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.

21:14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of

Israel seventy thousand men.

21:15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as

he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the

evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay

now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the

threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

21:16 And 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.

21:17 And 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 father's house; but not on thy people, that they should

be plagued.

21:18 Then 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.

21:19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in

the name of the LORD.

21:20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four

sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.

21:21 And 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.

21:22 Then 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 the people.

21:23 And 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.

21:24 And 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.

21:25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels

of gold by weight.

21:26 And 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


21:27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword

again into the sheath thereof.

21:28 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him

in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed


21:29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the

wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, [were] at that

season in the high place at Gibeon.

21:30 But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he

was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

22:1 Then David said, This [is] the house of the LORD God, and

this [is] the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.

22:2 And 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.

22:3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the

doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in

abundance without weight;

22:4 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they

of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.

22:5 And 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.

22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to

build an house for the LORD God of Israel.

22:7 And 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:

22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed

blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not

build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood

upon the earth in my sight.

22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of

rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round

about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and

quietness unto Israel in his days.

22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my

son, and I [will be] his father; and I will establish the

throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

22:11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and

build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.

22:12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give

thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of

the LORD thy God.

22:13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the

statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with

concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not,

nor be dismayed.

22:14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house

of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand

thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without

weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I

prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.

22:15 Moreover [there are] workmen with thee in abundance,

hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of

cunning men for every manner of work.

22:16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron,

[there is] no number. Arise [therefore], and be doing, and the

LORD be with thee.

22:17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help

Solomon his son, [saying],

22:18 [Is] not the LORD your God with you? and hath he [not]

given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants

of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the

LORD, and before his people.

22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your

God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD

God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy

vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name

of the LORD.

23:1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his

son king over Israel.

23:2 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with

the priests and the Levites.

23:3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years

and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was

thirty and eight thousand.

23:4 Of which, twenty and four thousand [were] to set forward

the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand [were]

officers and judges:

23:5 Moreover four thousand [were] porters; and four thousand

praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, [said

David], to praise [therewith].

23:6 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi,

[namely], Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

23:7 Of the Gershonites [were], Laadan, and Shimei.

23:8 The sons of Laadan; the chief [was] Jehiel, and Zetham, and

Joel, three.

23:9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran,

three. These [were] the chief of the fathers of Laadan.

23:10 And the sons of Shimei [were], Jahath, Zina, and Jeush,

and Beriah. These four [were] the sons of Shimei.

23:11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush

and Beriah had not many sons; therefore they were in one

reckoning, according to [their] father's house.

23:12 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel,


23:13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was

separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and

his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister

unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

23:14 Now [concerning] Moses the man of God, his sons were named

of the tribe of Levi.

23:15 The sons of Moses [were], Gershom, and Eliezer.

23:16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel [was] the chief.

23:17 And the sons of Eliezer [were], Rehabiah the chief. And

Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very


23:18 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.

23:19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the

second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

23:20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah the first, and Jesiah the


23:21 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;

Eleazar, and Kish.

23:22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and

their brethren the sons of Kish took them.

23:23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

23:24 These [were] the sons of Levi after the house of their

fathers; [even] the chief of the fathers, as they were counted

by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the

service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years

and upward.

23:25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest

unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

23:26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no [more] carry the

tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.

23:27 For by the last words of David the Levites [were] numbered

from twenty years old and above:

23:28 Because their office [was] to wait on the sons of Aaron

for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in

the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the

work of the service of the house of God;

23:29 Both for the shewbread, and for the fine flour for meat

offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for [that which is

baked in] the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all

manner of measure and size;

23:30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD,

and likewise at even;

23:31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the

sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number,

according to the order commanded unto them, continually before

the LORD:

23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of

the congregation, and the charge of the holy [place], and the

charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of

the house of the LORD.

24:1 Now [these are] the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The

sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no

children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's


24:3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of

Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to

their offices in their service.

24:4 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar

than of the sons of Ithamar; and [thus] were they divided.

Among the sons of Eleazar [there were] sixteen chief men of the

house of [their] fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar

according to the house of their fathers.

24:5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for

the governors of the sanctuary, and governors [of the house] of

God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

24:6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, [one] of the

Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok

the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and [before] the

chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal

household being taken for Eleazar, and [one] taken for Ithamar.

24:7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to


24:8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

24:9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

24:10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

24:11 The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

24:12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

24:13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

24:14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

24:15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

24:16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,

24:17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to


24:18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth

to Maaziah.

24:19 These [were] the orderings of them in their service to

come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner,

under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had

commanded him.

24:20 And the rest of the sons of Levi [were these]: Of the sons

of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

24:21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first

[was] Isshiah.

24:22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth;


24:23 And the sons [of Hebron]; Jeriah [the first], Amariah the

second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.

24:24 [Of] the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah;


24:25 The brother of Michah [was] Isshiah: of the sons of

Isshiah; Zechariah.

24:26 The sons of Merari [were] Mahli and Mushi: the sons of

Jaaziah; Beno.

24:27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and

Zaccur, and Ibri.

24:28 Of Mahli [came] Eleazar, who had no sons.

24:29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish [was] Jerahmeel.

24:30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth.

These [were] the sons of the Levites after the house of their


24:31 These 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


25:1 Moreover 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:

25:2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah,

and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which

prophesied according to the order of the king.

25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and

Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of

their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give

thanks and to praise the LORD.

25:4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,

Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,

and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, [and]


25:5 All these [were] the sons of Heman the king's seer in the

words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman

fourteen sons and three daughters.

25:6 All these [were] under the hands of their father for song

[in] the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and

harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the

king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

25:7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were

instructed in the songs of the LORD, [even] all that were

cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

25:8 And they cast lots, ward against [ward], as well the small

as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

25:9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the

second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons [were]


25:10 The third to Zaccur, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:11 The fourth to Izri, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:12 The fifth to Nethaniah, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:13 The sixth to Bukkiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:14 The seventh to Jesharelah, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:16 The ninth to Mattaniah, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:17 The tenth to Shimei, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:18 The eleventh to Azareel, [he], his sons, and his brethren,

[were] twelve:

25:19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:20 The thirteenth to Shubael, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:25 The eighteenth to Hanani, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:27 The twentieth to Eliathah, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, [he], his sons, and his

brethren, [were] twelve:

25:30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, [he], his sons, and

his brethren, [were] twelve:

25:31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, [he], his sons, and

his brethren, [were] twelve.

26:1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites

[was] Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

26:2 And the sons of Meshelemiah [were], Zechariah the

firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the


26:3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

26:4 Moreover the sons of Obededom [were], Shemaiah the

firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the

fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,

26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the

eighth: for God blessed him.

26:6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled

throughout the house of their father: for they [were] mighty

men of valour.

26:7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed,

Elzabad, whose brethren [were] strong men, Elihu, and


26:8 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and

their brethren, able men for strength for the service, [were]

threescore and two of Obededom.

26:9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men,


26:10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the

chief, (for [though] he was not the firstborn, yet his father

made him the chief;)

26:11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the

fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah [were] thirteen.

26:12 Among these [were] the divisions of the porters, [even]

among the chief men, [having] wards one against another, to

minister in the house of the LORD.

26:13 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great,

according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

26:14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah

his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came

out northward.

26:15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of


26:16 To Shuppim and Hosah [the lot came forth] westward, with

the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward

against ward.

26:17 Eastward [were] six Levites, northward four a day,

southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two [and] two.

26:18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, [and] two at


26:19 These [are] the divisions of the porters among the sons of

Kore, and among the sons of Merari.

26:20 And of the Levites, Ahijah [was] over the treasures of the

house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.

26:21 [As concerning] the sons of Laadan; the sons of the

Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, [even] of Laadan the

Gershonite, [were] Jehieli.

26:22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, [which

were] over the treasures of the house of the LORD.

26:23 Of the Amramites, [and] the Izharites, the Hebronites,

[and] the Uzzielites:

26:24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, [was]

ruler of the treasures.

26:25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and

Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and

Shelomith his son.

26:26 Which 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.

26:27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to

maintain the house of the LORD.

26:28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish,

and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had

dedicated; [and] whosoever had dedicated [any thing, it was]

under the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.

26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons [were] for the

outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.

26:30 [And] of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men

of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, [were] officers among

them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business

of the LORD, and in the service of the king.

26:31 Among 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.

26:32 And 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.

27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit],

the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and

their officers that served the king in any matter of the

courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout

all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and

four thousand.

27:2 Over the first course for the first month [was] Jashobeam

the son of Zabdiel: and in his course [were] twenty and four


27:3 Of the children of Perez [was] the chief of all the

captains of the host for the first month.

27:4 And over the course of the second month [was] Dodai an

Ahohite, and of his course [was] Mikloth also the ruler: in his

course likewise [were] twenty and four thousand.

27:5 The third captain of the host for the third month [was]

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course

[were] twenty and four thousand.

27:6 This [is that] Benaiah, [who was] mighty [among] the

thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course [was] Ammizabad

his son.

27:7 The fourth [captain] for the fourth month [was] Asahel the

brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his

course [were] twenty and four thousand.

27:8 The fifth captain for the fifth month [was] Shamhuth the

Izrahite: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

27:9 The sixth [captain] for the sixth month [was] Ira the son

of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course [were] twenty and four


27:10 The seventh [captain] for the seventh month [was] Helez

the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course

[were] twenty and four thousand.

27:11 The eighth [captain] for the eighth month [was] Sibbecai

the Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course [were]

twenty and four thousand.

27:12 The ninth [captain] for the ninth month [was] Abiezer the

Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course [were] twenty

and four thousand.

27:13 The tenth [captain] for the tenth month [was] Maharai the

Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course [were] twenty

and four thousand.

27:14 The eleventh [captain] for the eleventh month [was]

Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his

course [were] twenty and four thousand.

27:15 The twelfth [captain] for the twelfth month [was] Heldai

the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course [were] twenty

and four thousand.

27:16 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the

Reubenites [was] Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites,

Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

27:17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the

Aaronites, Zadok:

27:18 Of Judah, Elihu, [one] of the brethren of David: of

Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:

27:19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali,

Jerimoth the son of Azriel:

27:20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of

the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:

27:21 Of the half [tribe] of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of

Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:

27:22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These [were] the

princes of the tribes of Israel.

27:23 But 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.

27:24 Joab 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


27:25 And over the king's treasures [was] Azmaveth the son of

Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities,

and in the villages, and in the castles, [was] Jehonathan the

son of Uzziah:

27:26 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage

of the ground [was] Ezri the son of Chelub:

27:27 And over the vineyards [was] Shimei the Ramathite: over

the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars [was] Zabdi

the Shiphmite:

27:28 And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that

[were] in the low plains [was] Baalhanan the Gederite: and over

the cellars of oil [was] Joash:

27:29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon [was] Shitrai the

Sharonite: and over the herds [that were] in the valleys [was]

Shaphat the son of Adlai:

27:30 Over the camels also [was] Obil the Ishmaelite: and over

the asses [was] Jehdeiah the Meronothite:

27:31 And over the flocks [was] Jaziz the Hagerite. All these

[were] the rulers of the substance which [was] king David's.

27:32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man,

and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the

king's sons:

27:33 And Ahithophel [was] the king's counsellor: and Hushai the

Archite [was] the king's companion:

27:34 And after Ahithophel [was] Jehoiada the son of Benaiah,

and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army [was] Joab.

28:1 And 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.

28:2 Then 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:

28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my

name, because thou [hast been] a man of war, and hast shed


28:4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the

house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath

chosen Judah [to be] the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the

house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me

to make [me] king over all Israel:

28:5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,)

he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the

kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

28:6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my

house and my courts: for I have chosen him [to be] my son, and

I will be his father.

28:7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be

constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this


28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation

of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for

all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess

this good land, and leave [it] for an inheritance for your

children after you for ever.

28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father,

and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for

the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the

imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be

found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off

for ever.

28:10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an

house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do [it].

28:11 Then 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,

28:12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the

courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round

about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the

treasuries of the dedicated things:

28:13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and

for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and

for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.

28:14 [He gave] of gold by weight for [things] of gold, for all

instruments of all manner of service; [silver also] for all

instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every

kind of service:

28:15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for

their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for

the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by

weight, [both] for the candlestick, and [also] for the lamps

thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.

28:16 And by weight [he gave] gold for the tables of shewbread,

for every table; and [likewise] silver for the tables of


28:17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the

cups: and for the golden basons [he gave gold] by weight for

every bason; and [likewise silver] by weight for every bason of


28:18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and

gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that

spread out [their wings], and covered the ark of the covenant

of the LORD.

28:19 All [this, said David], the LORD made me understand in

writing by [his] hand upon me, [even] all the works of this


28:20 And 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.

28:21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites,

[even they shall be with thee] for all the service of the house

of God: and [there shall be] with thee for all manner of

workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of

service: also the princes and all the people [will be] wholly

at thy commandment.

29:1 Furthermore 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 God.

29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my

God the gold for [things to be made] of gold, and the silver

for [things] of silver, and the brass for [things] of brass,

the iron for [things] of iron, and wood for [things] of wood;

onyx stones, and [stones] to be set, glistering stones, and of

divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble

stones in abundance.

29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of

my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver,

[which] I have given to the house of my God, over and above all

that I have prepared for the holy house,

29:4 [Even] three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of

Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay

the walls of the houses [withal]:

29:5 The gold for [things] of gold, and the silver for [things]

of silver, and for all manner of work [to be made] by the hands

of artificers. And who [then] is willing to consecrate his

service this day unto the LORD?

29:6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of

Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the

rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,

29:7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five

thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten

thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and

one hundred thousand talents of iron.

29:8 And they with whom [precious] stones were found gave [them]

to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel

the Gershonite.

29:9 Then 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.

29:10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the

congregation: and David said, Blessed [be] thou, LORD God of

Israel our father, for ever and ever.

29:11 Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the

glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in

the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom,

O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

29:12 Both riches and honour [come] of thee, and thou reignest

over all; and in thine hand [is] power and might; and in thine

hand [it is] to make great, and to give strength unto all.

29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy

glorious name.

29:14 But who [am] I, and what [is] my people, that we should be

able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things

[come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

29:15 For we [are] strangers before thee, and sojourners, as

[were] all our fathers: our days on the earth [are] as a

shadow, and [there is] none abiding.

29:16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to

build thee an house for thine holy name [cometh] of thine hand,

and [is] all thine own.

29:17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast

pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine

heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I

seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer

willingly unto thee.

29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers,

keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the

heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

29:19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy

commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all

[these things], and to build the palace, [for] the which I have

made provision.

29:20 And 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 king.

29:21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered

burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day,

[even] a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, [and] a thousand

lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance

for all Israel:

29:22 And 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.

29:23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead

of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

29:24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons

likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the


29:25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of

all Israel, and bestowed upon him [such] royal majesty as had

not been on any king before him in Israel.

29:26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

29:27 And the time that he reigned over Israel [was] forty

years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three

[years] reigned he in Jerusalem.

29:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and

honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

29:29 Now 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,

29:30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went

over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the


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