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Book 13    1 Chronicles
001:001 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
001:002 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
001:003 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
001:004 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
001:005 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,
        and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
001:006 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
001:007 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and
        Dodanim.
001:008 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
001:009 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and
        Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and
        Dedan.
001:010 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
001:011 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and
        Naphtuhim,
001:012 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,)
        and Caphthorim.
001:013 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
001:014 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
001:015 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
001:016 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
001:017 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and
        Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
001:018 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
001:019 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.
001:020 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and
        Jerah,
001:021 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
001:022 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
001:023 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of
        Joktan.
001:024 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
001:025 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
001:026 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
001:027 Abram; the same is Abraham.
001:028 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
001:029 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael,
        Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
001:030 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
001:031 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.
001:032 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.
001:033 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and
        Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
001:034 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.
001:035 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and
        Korah.
001:036 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz,
        and Timna, and Amalek.
001:037 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
001:038 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
        and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.
001:039 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan's
        sister.
001:040 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and
        Onam. and the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
001:041 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and
        Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
001:042 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of
        Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
001:043 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.
001:044 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah
        reigned in his stead.
001:045 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites
        reigned in his stead.
001:046 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.
001:047 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his
        stead.
001:048 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river
        reigned in his stead.
001:049 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned
        in his stead.
001:050 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.
001:051 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke
        Aliah, duke Jetheth,
001:052 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
001:053 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
001:054 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.
002:001 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
        Issachar, and Zebulun,
002:002 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
002:003 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.
002:004 And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All
        the sons of Judah were five.
002:005 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
002:006 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and
        Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
002:007 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who
        transgressed in the thing accursed.
002:008 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
002:009 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel,
        and Ram, and Chelubai.
002:010 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince
        of the children of Judah;
002:011 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
002:012 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,
002:013 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second,
        and Shimma the third,
002:014 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
002:015 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
002:016 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of
        Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
002:017 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the
        Ishmeelite.
002:018 And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife,
        and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and
        Ardon.
002:019 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which
        bare him Hur.
002:020 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
002:021 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.
002:022 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the
        land of Gilead.
002:023 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.
002:024 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah
        Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
002:025 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram
        the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
002:026 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she
        was the mother of Onam.
002:027 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and
        Jamin, and Eker.
002:028 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of
        Shammai; Nadab and Abishur.
002:029 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare
        him Ahban, and Molid.
002:030 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died
        without children.
002:031 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan.
        And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
002:032 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and
        Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
002:033 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the
        sons of Jerahmeel.
002:034 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a
        servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
002:035 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife;
        and she bare him Attai.
002:036 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
002:037 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
002:038 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,
002:039 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
002:040 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
002:041 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
002:042 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.
002:043 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and
        Shema.
002:044 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat
        Shammai.
002:045 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of
        Bethzur.
002:046 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez:
        and Haran begat Gazez.
002:047 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and
        Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
002:048 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
002:049 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father
        of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of
        Caleb was Achsa.
002:050 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of
        Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim.
002:051 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader.
002:052 And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, and
        half of the Manahethites.
002:053 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the
        Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came
        the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites,
002:054 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth,
        the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
002:055 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
        Rechab.
003:001 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:
003:002 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai
        king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
003:003 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah
        his wife.
003:004 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.
003:005 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab,
        and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of
        Ammiel:
003:006 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
003:007 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
003:008 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
003:009 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the
        concubines, and Tamar their sister.
003:010 And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son,
        Jehoshaphat his son,
003:011 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
003:012 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
003:013 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
003:014 Amon his son, Josiah his son.
003:015 And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second
        Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
003:016 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
003:017 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
003:018 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama,
        and Nedabiah.
003:019 And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the
        sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith
        their sister:
003:020 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah,
        Jushabhesed, five.
003:021 And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of
        Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of
        Shechaniah.
003:022 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of
        Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and
        Shaphat, six.
003:023 And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam,
        three.
003:024 And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and
        Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani,
        seven.
004:001 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and
        Shobal.
004:002 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat
        Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
004:003 And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and
        Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
004:004 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.
004:005 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
004:006 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and
        Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
004:007 And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
004:008 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel
        the son of Harum.
004:009 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his
        mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with
        sorrow.
004:010 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.
004:011 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the
        father of Eshton.
004:012 And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the
        father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
004:013 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of
        Othniel; Hathath.
004:014 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father
        of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
004:015 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and
        Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
004:016 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and
        Asareel.
004:017 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.
004:018 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.
004:019 And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the
        father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
004:020 And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan, and
        Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Benzoheth.
004:021 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
        Ashbea,
004:022 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who
        had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are
        ancient things.
004:023 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and
        hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
004:024 The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and
        Shaul:
004:025 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
004:026 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son,
        Shimei his son.
004:027 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.
004:028 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
004:029 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
004:030 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
004:031 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and at
        Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
004:032 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen,
        and Ashan, five cities:
004:033 And all their villages that were round about the same cities,
        unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
004:034 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,
004:035 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah,
        the son of Asiel,
004:036 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and
        Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
004:037 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of
        Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
004:038 These mentioned by their names were princes in their families:
        and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
004:039 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east
        side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
004:040 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.
004:041 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.
004:042 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 Ishi.
004:043 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped,
        and dwelt there unto this day.
005:001 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
        birthright.
005:002 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the
        chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
005:003 The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were,
        Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
005:004 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his
        son,
005:005 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
005:006 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried
        away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
005:007 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of
        their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and
        Zechariah,
005:008 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel,
        who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:
005:009 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.
005:010 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.
005:011 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land
        of Bashan unto Salcah:
005:012 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat
        in Bashan.
005:013 And their brethren of the house of their fathers were,
        Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and
        Zia, and Heber, seven.
005:014 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;
005:015 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of
        their fathers.
005:016 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in
        all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
005:017 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham
        king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
005:018 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.
005:019 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish,
        and Nodab.
005:020 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.
005:021 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.
005:022 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God.
        And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
005:023 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.
005:024 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.
005:025 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.
005:026 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.
006:001 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
006:002 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
006:003 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The
        sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
006:004 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
006:005 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
006:006 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
006:007 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
006:008 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
006:009 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
006:010 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the
        priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in
        Jerusalem:)
006:011 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
006:012 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
006:013 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
006:014 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
006:015 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away
        Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
006:016 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
006:017 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and
        Shimei.
006:018 And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and
        Uzziel.
006:019 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the
        families of the Levites according to their fathers.
006:020 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
006:021 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
006:022 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir
        his son,
006:023 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
006:024 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his
        son.
006:025 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
006:026 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and
        Nahath his son,
006:027 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
006:028 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
006:029 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza
        his son,
006:030 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
006:031 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in
        the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
006:032 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.
006:033 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,
006:034 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the
        son of Toah,
006:035 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the
        son of Amasai,
006:036 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the
        son of Zephaniah,
006:037 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the
        son of Korah,
006:038 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son
        of Israel.
006:039 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph
        the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
006:040 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
006:041 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
006:042 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
006:043 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
006:044 And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand:
        Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
006:045 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
006:046 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
006:047 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son
        of Levi.
006:048 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner
        of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
006:049 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
        commanded.
006:050 And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his
        son, Abishua his son,
006:051 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
006:052 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
006:053 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
006:054 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.
006:055 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the
        suburbs thereof round about it.
006:056 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they
        gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
006:057 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,
006:058 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
006:059 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs:
006:060 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 cities.
006:061 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.
006:062 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.
006:063 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.
006:064 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities
        with their suburbs.
006:065 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.
006:066 And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had
        cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
006:067 And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in
        mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her
        suburbs,
006:068 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs,
006:069 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:
006:070 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.
006:071 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:
006:072 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs,
        Daberath with her suburbs,
006:073 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
006:074 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and
        Abdon with her suburbs,
006:075 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
006:076 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her
        suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her
        suburbs.
006:077 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the
        tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her
        suburbs:
006:078 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 suburbs,
006:079 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
006:080 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her
        suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
006:081 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
007:001 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and
        Shimrom, four.
007:002 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.
007:003 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah;
        Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them
        chief men.
007:004 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.
007:005 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were
        valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies
        fourscore and seven thousand.
007:006 The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
007:007 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.
007:008 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.
007:009 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.
007:010 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan;
        Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and
        Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
007:011 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.
007:012 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the
        sons of Aher.
007:013 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
        Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
007:014 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his
        concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
007:015 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.
007:016 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.
007:017 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead,
        the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
007:018 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and
        Mahalah.
007:019 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi,
        and Aniam.
007:020 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and
        Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
007:021 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.
007:022 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren
        came to comfort him.
007:023 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.
007:024 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether,
        and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
007:025 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and
        Tahan his son.
007:026 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son.
007:027 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.
007:028 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:
007:029 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.
007:030 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah,
        and Serah their sister.
007:031 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father
        of Birzavith.
007:032 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua
        their sister.
007:033 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath.
        These are the children of Japhlet.
007:034 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
007:035 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and
        Shelesh, and Amal.
007:036 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri,
        and Imrah,
007:037 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and
        Beera.
007:038 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
007:039 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
007:040 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.
008:001 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and
        Aharah the third,
008:002 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
008:003 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
008:004 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
008:005 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
008:006 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the
        fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to
        Manahath:
008:007 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat
        Uzza, and Ahihud.
008:008 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he
        had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
008:009 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha,
        and Malcham,
008:010 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads
        of the fathers.
008:011 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
008:012 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built
        Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
008:013 Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the
        inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of
        Gath:
008:014 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
008:015 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
008:016 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
008:017 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
008:018 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
008:019 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
008:020 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
008:021 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
008:022 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
008:023 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
008:024 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
008:025 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
008:026 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
008:027 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
008:028 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief
        men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
008:029 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name
        was Maachah:
008:030 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and
        Nadab,
008:031 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
008:032 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their
        brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
008:033 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat
        Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
008:034 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat
        Micah.
008:035 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and
        Ahaz.
008:036 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and
        Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
008:037 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel
        his son:
008:038 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.
008:039 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn,
        Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
008:040 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.
009:001 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 transgression.
009:002 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in
        their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and
        the Nethinims.
009:003 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the
        children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and
        Manasseh;
009:004 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.
009:005 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
009:006 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six
        hundred and ninety.
009:007 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the
        son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
009:008 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;
009:009 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.
009:010 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
009:011 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;
009:012 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;
009:013 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.
009:014 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of
        Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
009:015 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of
        Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
009:016 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.
009:017 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and
        Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
009:018 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were
        porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
009:019 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.
009:020 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in
        time past, and the LORD was with him.
009:021 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of
        the tabernacle of the congregation.
009:022 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.
009:023 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.
009:024 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west,
        north, and south.
009:025 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come
        after seven days from time to time with them.
009:026 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set
        office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house
        of God.
009:027 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the
        charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning
        pertained to them.
009:028 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels,
        that they should bring them in and out by tale.
009:029 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 spices.
009:030 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the
        spices.
009:031 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.
009:032 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites,
        were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
009:033 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.
009:034 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their
        generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
009:035 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's
        name was Maachah:
009:036 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and
        Ner, and Nadab.
009:037 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
009:038 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their
        brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
009:039 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat
        Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
009:040 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat
        Micah.
009:041 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea,
        and Ahaz.
009:042 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth,
        and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
009:043 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son,
        Azel his son.
009:044 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.
010:001 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of
        Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain
        in mount Gilboa.
010:002 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his
        sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and
        Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
010:003 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit
        him, and he was wounded of the archers.
010:004 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.
010:005 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell
        likewise on the sword, and died.
010:006 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died
        together.
010:007 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.
010:008 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.
010:009 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.
010:010 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and
        fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
010:011 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had
        done to Saul,
010:012 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.
010:013 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;
010:014 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and
        turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
011:001 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron,
        saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
011:002 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.
011:003 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.
011:004 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus;
        where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
011:005 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.
011:006 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.
011:007 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the
        city of David.
011:008 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round
        about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
011:009 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was
        with him.
011:010 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.
011:011 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.
011:012 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who
        was one of the three mighties.
011:013 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 Philistines.
011:014 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.
011:015 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.
011:016 And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison
        was then at Bethlehem.
011:017 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of
        the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
011:018 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.
011:019 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.
011:020 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.
011:021 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was
        their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
011:022 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
        day.
011:023 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.
011:024 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name
        among the three mighties.
011:025 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not
        to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
011:026 Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of
        Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
011:027 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
011:028 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
011:029 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
011:030 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the
        Netophathite,
011:031 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the
        children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
011:032 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
011:033 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
011:034 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the
        Hararite,
011:035 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
011:036 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
011:037 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
011:038 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
011:039 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of
        Joab the son of Zeruiah,
011:040 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
011:041 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
011:042 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the
        Reubenites, and thirty with him,
011:043 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
011:044 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan
        the Aroerite,
011:045 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
011:046 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of
        Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
011:047 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
012:001 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.
012:002 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.
012:003 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.
012:004 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and
        over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and
        Josabad the Gederathite,
012:005 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and
        Shephatiah the Haruphite,
012:006 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam,
        the Korhites,
012:007 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
012:008 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;
012:009 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
012:010 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
012:011 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
012:012 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
012:013 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
012:014 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of
        the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a
        thousand.
012:015 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
        west.
012:016 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the
        hold unto David.
012:017 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.
012:018 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.
012:019 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.
012:020 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 Manasseh.
012:021 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they
        were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
012:022 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.
012:023 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.
012:024 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six
        thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
012:025 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war,
        seven thousand and one hundred.
012:026 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
012:027 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him
        were three thousand and seven hundred;
012:028 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's
        house twenty and two captains.
012:029 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.
012:030 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight
        hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of
        their fathers.
012:031 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which
        were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
012:032 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.
012:033 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.
012:034 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield
        and spear thirty and seven thousand.
012:035 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and
        six hundred.
012:036 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,
        forty thousand.
012:037 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the
        Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of
        instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty
        thousand.
012:038 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.
012:039 And there they were with David three days, eating and
        drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
012:040 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.
013:001 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and
        hundreds, and with every leader.
013:002 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:
013:003 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we
        enquired not at it in the days of Saul.
013:004 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the
        thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
013:005 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt
        even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from
        Kirjathjearim.
013:006 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.
013:007 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house
        of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.
013:008 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.
013:009 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put
        forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
013:010 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.
013:011 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach
        upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this
        day.
013:012 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I
        bring the ark of God home to me?
013:013 So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of
        David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the
        Gittite.
013:014 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.
014:001 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of
        cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
014:002 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.
014:003 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more
        sons and daughters.
014:004 Now these are the names of his children which he had in
        Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
014:005 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
014:006 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
014:007 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
014:008 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.
014:009 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley
        of Rephaim.
014:010 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.
014:011 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.
014:012 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a
        commandment, and they were burned with fire.
014:013 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the
        valley.
014:014 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.
014:015 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.
014:016 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the
        host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
014:017 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD
        brought the fear of him upon all nations.
015:001 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.
015:002 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.
015:003 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.
015:004 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
015:005 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an
        hundred and twenty:
015:006 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two
        hundred and twenty:
015:007 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brethren an
        hundred and thirty:
015:008 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren
        two hundred:
015:009 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren
        fourscore:
015:010 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren
        an hundred and twelve.
015:011 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for
        the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel,
        and Amminadab,
015:012 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.
015:013 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
        order.
015:014 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring
        up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
015:015 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.
015:016 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.
015:017 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;
015:018 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.
015:019 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to
        sound with cymbals of brass;
015:020 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
        Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on
        Alamoth;
015:021 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and
        Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
015:022 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he
        instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
015:023 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
015:024 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.
015:025 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.
015:026 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.
015:027 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.
015:028 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
        harps.
015:029 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.
016:001 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.
016:002 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.
016:003 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.
016:004 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:
016:005 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;
016:006 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
        continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
016:007 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the
        LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
016:008 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his
        deeds among the people.
016:009 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his
        wondrous works.
016:010 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that
        seek the LORD.
016:011 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
016:012 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders,
        and the judgments of his mouth;
016:013 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his
        chosen ones.
016:014 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
016:015 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he
        commanded to a thousand generations;
016:016 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his
        oath unto Isaac;
016:017 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel
        for an everlasting covenant,
016:018 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of
        your inheritance;
016:019 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
016:020 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom
        to another people;
016:021 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings
        for their sakes,
016:022 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
016:023 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day
        his salvation.
016:024 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works
        among all nations.
016:025 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is
        to be feared above all gods.
016:026 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made
        the heavens.
016:027 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness
        are in his place.
016:028 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the
        LORD glory and strength.
016:029 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.
016:030 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be
        stable, that it be not moved.
016:031 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let
        men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
016:032 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields
        rejoice, and all that is therein.
016:033 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of
        the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
016:034 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy
        endureth for ever.
016:035 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.
016:036 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all
        the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
016:037 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:
016:038 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight;
        Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
016:039 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the
        tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
016:040 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;
016:041 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;
016:042 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.
016:043 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David
        returned to bless his house.
017:001 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David
        said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars,
        but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under
        curtains.
017:002 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart;
        for God is with thee.
017:003 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came
        to Nathan, saying,
017:004 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt
        not build me an house to dwell in:
017:005 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.
017:006 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?
017:007 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:
017:008 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.
017:009 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,
017:010 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.
017:011 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.
017:012 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for
        ever.
017:013 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:
017:014 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for
        ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
017:015 According to all these words, and according to all this
        vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
017:016 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?
017:017 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.
017:018 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy
        servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
017:019 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.
017:020 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God
        beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our
        ears.
017:021 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel,
        whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a
        name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations
        from before thy people whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
017:022 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for
        ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
017:023 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.
017:024 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.
017:025 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.
017:026 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness
        unto thy servant:
017:027 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.
018:001 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.
018:002 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants,
        and brought gifts.
018:003 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he
        went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
018:004 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.
018:005 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king
        of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand
        men.
018:006 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians
        became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD
        preserved David whithersoever he went.
018:007 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants
        of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
018:008 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.
018:009 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all
        the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
018:010 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 brass.
018:011 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.
018:012 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in
        the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
018:013 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became
        David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever
        he went.
018:014 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and
        justice among all his people.
018:015 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat
        the son of Ahilud, recorder.
018:016 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
        Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
018:017 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and
        the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the
        king.
019:001 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the
        children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.
019:002 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.
019:003 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?
019:004 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.
019:005 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.
019:006 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.
019:007 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.
019:008 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of
        the mighty men.
019:009 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.
019:010 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.
019:011 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.
019:012 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.
019:013 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.
019:014 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the
        Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.
019:015 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.
019:016 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.
019:017 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.
019:018 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the
        Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty
        thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.
019:019 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.
020:001 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.
020:002 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.
020:003 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.
020:004 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.
020:005 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.
020:006 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.
020:007 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's
        brother slew him.
020:008 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the
        hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
021:001 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to
        number Israel.
021:002 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.
021:003 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?
021:004 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore
        Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to
        Jerusalem.
021:005 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.
021:006 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
        king's word was abominable to Joab.
021:007 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote
        Israel.
021:008 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.
021:009 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
021:010 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.
021:011 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD,
        Choose thee
021:012 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.
021:013 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.
021:014 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of
        Israel seventy thousand men.
021:015 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.
021:016 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.
021:017 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.
021:018 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.
021:019 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the
        name of the LORD.
021:020 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons
        with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
021:021 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.
021:022 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.
021:023 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.
021:024 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.
021:025 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of
        gold by weight.
021:026 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 offering.
021:027 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword
        again into the sheath thereof.
021:028 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in
        the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed
        there.
021:029 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.
021:030 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.
022:001 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this
        is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
022:002 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.
022:003 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;
022:004 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of
        Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
022:005 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.
022:006 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build
        an house for the LORD God of Israel.
022:007 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:
022:008 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.
022:009 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.
022:010 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.
022:011 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.
022:012 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.
022:013 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.
022:014 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.
022:015 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.
022:016 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.
022:017 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon
        his son, saying,
022:018 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.
022:019 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.
023:001 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his
        son king over Israel.
023:002 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the
        priests and the Levites.
023:003 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.
023:004 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:
023:005 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised
        the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to
        praise therewith.
023:006 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi,
        namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
023:007 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.
023:008 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and
        Joel, three.
023:009 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three.
        These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
023:010 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and
        Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
023:011 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.
023:012 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
023:013 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.
023:014 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of
        the tribe of Levi.
023:015 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.
023:016 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.
023:017 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer
        had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
023:018 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.
023:019 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,
        Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
023:020 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first and Jesiah the second.
023:021 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;
        Eleazar, and Kish.
023:022 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their
        brethren the sons of Kish took them.
023:023 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
023:024 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.
023:025 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto
        his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
023:026 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the
        tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
023:027 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from
        twenty years old and above:
023:028 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;
023:029 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;
023:030 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and
        likewise at even:
023:031 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:
023:032 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.
024:001 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of
        Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
024:002 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no
        children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's
        office.
024:003 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.
024:004 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.
024:005 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.
024:006 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.
024:007 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to
        Jedaiah,
024:008 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
024:009 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
024:010 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
024:011 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,
024:012 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
024:013 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
024:014 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
024:015 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
024:016 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
024:017 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to
        Gamul,
024:018 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to
        Maaziah.
024:019 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.
024:020 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of
        Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
024:021 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was
        Isshiah.
024:022 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.
024:023 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,
        Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
024:024 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.
024:025 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah;
        Zechariah.
024:026 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah;
        Beno.
024:027 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur,
        and Ibri.
024:028 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
024:029 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
024:030 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These
        were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
024:031 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
        brethren.
025:001 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:
025:002 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.
025:003 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.
025:004 Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
        Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
        and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and
        Mahazioth:
025:005 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.
025:006 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.
025:007 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.
025:008 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as
        the great, the teacher as the scholar.
025:009 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second
        to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:
025:010 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:011 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:012 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:013 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:014 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:015 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:016 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:017 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:018 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:019 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:020 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:021 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:022 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:023 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:024 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his
        brethren, were twelve:
025:025 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
        twelve:
025:026 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:027 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
        were twelve:
025:028 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his
        brethren, were twelve:
025:029 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his
        brethren, were twelve:
025:030 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his
        brethren, were twelve:
025:031 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his
        brethren, were twelve.
026:001 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was
        Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
026:002 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn,
        Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
026:003 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
026:004 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn,
        Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth,
        and Nethaneel the fifth.
026:005 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth:
        for God blessed him.
026:006 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled
        throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men
        of valour.
026:007 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad,
        whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
026:008 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.
026:009 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
026:010 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;)
026:011 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth:
        all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.
026:012 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.
026:013 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according
        to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
026:014 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his
        son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out
        northward.
026:015 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
026:016 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the
        gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward
        against ward.
026:017 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward
        four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
026:018 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
026:019 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore,
        and among the sons of Merari.
026:020 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house
        of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
026:021 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite
        Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were
        Jehieli.
026:022 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were
        over the treasures of the house of the LORD.
026:023 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the
        Uzzielites:
026:024 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of
        the treasures.
026:025 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah
        his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith
        his son.
026:026 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.
026:027 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain
        the house of the LORD.
026:028 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.
026:029 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward
        business over Israel, for officers and judges.
026:030 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.
026:031 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.
026:032 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.
027:001 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.
027:002 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the
        son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four
        thousand.
027:003 Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of
        the host for the first month.
027:004 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.
027:005 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.
027:006 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and
        above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
027:007 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.
027:008 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the
        Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
027:009 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of
        Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four
        thousand.
027:010 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.
027:011 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the
        Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and
        four thousand.
027:012 The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the
        Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty
        and four thousand.
027:013 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the
        Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty
        and four thousand.
027:014 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.
027:015 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the
        Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and
        four thousand.
027:016 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:
027:017 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites,
        Zadok:
027:018 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar,
        Omri the son of Michael:
027:019 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth
        the son of Azriel:
027:020 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the
        half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:
027:021 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of
        Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
027:022 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of
        the tribes of Israel.
027:023 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.
027:024 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 David.
027:025 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:
027:026 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of
        the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:
027:027 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over the
        increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the
        Shiphmite:
027:028 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:
027:029 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:
027:030 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the
        asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
027:031 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the
        rulers of the substance which was king David's.
027:032 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:
027:033 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the
        Archite was the king's companion:
027:034 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and
        Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.
028:001 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.
028:002 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:
028:003 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
        blood.
028:004 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:
028:005 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.
028:006 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.
028:007 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be
        constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this
        day.
028:008 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.
028:009 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.
028:010 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house
        for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
028:011 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,
028:012 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:
028:013 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.
028:014 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:
028:015 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.
028:016 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for
        every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:
028:017 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
        silver:
028:018 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.
028:019 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing
        by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.
028:020 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.
028:021 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.
029:001 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.
029:002 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.
029:003 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.
029:004 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:
029:005 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?
029:006 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,
029:007 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.
029:008 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.
029:009 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.
029:010 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.
029:011 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.
029:012 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.
029:013 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious
        name.
029:014 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.
029:015 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.
029:016 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.
029:017 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.
029:018 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:
029:019 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.
029:020 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.
029:021 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:
029:022 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.
029:023 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of
        David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
029:024 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons
        likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the
        king.
029:025 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.
029:026 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
029:027 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.
029:028 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and
        honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
029:029 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,
029:030 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over
        him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the
        countries.