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Sheba's revolt. Israel expostulates with Judah. 2 SAMUEL, XX. can I hear any more the voice of B. C. 1023. | up from after David, and followed singing men and singing women?

Sheba the son of Bichri: but the wherefore then should thy servant

men of Judah c clave unto their be yet a burden unto my lord the f Luke 6.38. king,fromJordan even to Jerusalem. king?

3 And David came to his house 36 Thy servant will go a little

& IKI.2.7. way

at Jerusalem; and the king took over Jordan with the king: and

Jer.41.17. the ten women his concubines, d why should the king recompense


whom he had left to keep the

9 choose. me with such a reward ?f

house, and put them in 1 ward, e 37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, h Ge.31.55.

and fed them, but went not in unto turn back again, that I may die in 1Th.5.26. them. So they were 2 shut up unmime own city, and be buried by the

to the day of their death, 3 living in grave of my father and of my mo- 10 Chimhan. widowhood. ther. But behold thy servant

4 T Then said the king to Amasa, Chimham ;9 let him go over with i ver. 11-15. 4 Assemble me the men of Judah my lord the king; and do to him

within three days, and be thou what shall seem good unto thee.

k ver. 12

here present. 38 And the king answered, Chim

5 So Amasa went f to assemble

11 set us at ham shall go over with me, and I

the men of Judah : but he tarried will do to him that which shall


longer than the set time which he seem good unto thee: and whatso-11 Ju.8.1.

had appointed him. ever thou shalt 9 require of me, Ja.3.2-10.

6 And David said to Abishai, Now that will I do for thee.

shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us 39 And all the people went over CHAP. 20.) more harm than did Absalom: take Jordan. And when the king was

thou thy lord's servants, g and purcome over, the king kissed h Bar- a ch.19.43. sue after him, lest he get him

1Ki. 12.16. zillai, and blessed him; and he re

fenced cities, and 5 escape us. turned unto his own place.


7 And there went out after him 40 Then the king went on to Gil- b Ps.62.9.

Joab's men, and the Cherethites, h gal, and 10 Chimham went on with

and the Pelethites, and all the him: and all the people of Judah

mighty men: and they went out of conducted the king, and also half

Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the people of Israel

c ch.19.41.

the son of Bichri. 41 And, belold, all the men of 2 Ch.10.17. 8 When they were at the great Israel came to the king, and said

stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa unto the king, Why have our bre- d ch.15. 16.

went before them. And Joab's thren the men of Judah, stolen thee 16.21,22. garment that he had put on was away, and have i brought the king,

girded unto him, and upon it a girand his household, and all Dayid's 1 an house ale with a sword fastened upon

his men with him, over Jordan?

of ward. loins in the sheath thereof; and as 42 And all the men of Judah an

he went forth it fell out. swered the men of Israel, Because

e Ge.40.3,4,7 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art the king is near of kink to us: 2 dound.

thou in health, my brother? And wherefore then be ye angry for this

Joab took Amasa by the beard matter? have we eaten at all of 3 in widow

with the right hand to kiss i him. the king's cost ? or hath he given us hood of life.

10 But Amasa took no heed to the ans gift?

sword that was in Joab's hand : so 13 And the men of Israel answered 4 Call. he k smote him therewith in l the the men of Judah, and said, We

fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to have ten parts in the king, and we s ch.19.13. the ground, and 6 struck him not Lave also more right in David than

again; and he died. So Joab and ye: why then did ye 11 despise us,

8 ch.11.11.

Abishái his brother pursued after

IKI.1.33. that our advice should not be first

Sheba the son of Bichri. had in bringing back our king?

11 And one of Joab's men stood by

5 deliver And the words of the men of Ju


him, and said, He that favoureth dal werel fiercer than the words

from our

Joab, and he that is for David, let of the men of Israel.


him go after Joab. CHAPTER XX

12 And Amasa wallowed in blood By occasion of the quarrel, Shebah IKi. 1.38. in the midst of the highway. And maketh a party in Israel.

when the man saw that all the AND there happened to be there i Lu.2.47. people stood still, he removed a man of Belial, whose name

Amasa out of the highway into the was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a

k Ki,2.5.

field, and cast a cloth upon him, Benjamite: and he blew a trum- 1 ch.2.23.

when he saw that every one that pet, and said, We have no part a in

came by him stood still. David, neither have we inheritance doubled not

13 When he was removed out of in the son of Jesse: every man to his stroke. the highway, all the people went listents, Israel.

on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba 2 Sob every man of Israel went

the son of Bichri

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Sheba is beheaded.

2 SAMUEL, XXI. Three years' famine, fc. 14 | And he went through all the B. C. 1022. year after year; and David inquirtribes of Israel unto Abel, m and to

ed of the LORD. And the LORD Beth-maachah, and all the Berites: m 2Ki. 15.29. answered, It is for Saul, and for his and they were gathered together,


bloody house, because he slew the and went also after him.

n 2Ki.19.32. Gibeonites.a 15 And they came and hesieged 7 or, against 2 And the king called the Gibeonhim in Abel of Beth-maachah, and the outmost ites, and said unto them; (now the they cast up a bank n against the

Gibeonites were b not of the childcity, and it stood in the trench: 8 marred to reu of Israel, but of the remnant and all the people that were with throw down. of the Amorites ; and the chilůren Joab 8 battered the wall, to throw 9 or, They

of Israel had sworn unto them: and it down.


Sauì sought to slay them in his zeal 16 4 Then cried a wise woman spake in to the children of Israel and Juout of the city, Hear, hear; say, I the begin. dah.) pray you, unto Joab, Come near

ning, say.

3 Wherefore David said unto the hither, that I may speak with thee. ing, Surely Gibeonites, What shall I do for 17 And when he was come near

they will

you ? and wherewith shall I make unto her, the woman said, Art thou

ask of Abel, the atonement, that ye may bless

and so Joab? And he answered, I am he.

the inheritance c of the LORD? Then she said unto him, Hear the

make an

4 And the Gibeonites said unto words of thine landmaid. And he


him, 2 We will have no silverd por answered, I do hear.

gold of Saul, nor of his house; (18 Then she spake, saying, a They 10 his name. man in Israel. And he said, What

o Ju.5.7.

neither for us shalt thou kill any were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel P Ec.9.14-16. ye shall say, that will I do for you, at Abel : and so they ended the 11 were scat- 5 And they answered the king, matier.


The man that consumed us, and 19 I am one of them that are peace- q ch.8.16-18. that 3 devised against us that we able and faithful in Israel thou < 1Ki.4.6. should be destroyed from reniainseekest to destroy a city and a mo- $ 1Ki.4.3.

ing in any of the coasts of Israel, ther o in Israel: why wilt thou 12 or, remem-l delivered unto us, and we will

6 Let seven men of his sonse be swallow up the inheritance of the

brancer. LORD?

hang them up unto the LORD I 20 And Joab answered and said, 13 or, a prince Gibeah f of Saul, 4 whom the LORD Far be it, far be it from me, that I


did choose. And the king said, 1

Ge.41.45. should swallow up or destroy.

will give them.

Ex.2.16. 21 The matter is not so: but a

7 But the king spared Mephiboman of mount Ephraim, (Sheba

sheth, the son of Jonathan the son the son of Bichri by 10 name;) hath (CHAP. 21.) of Saul, because of the LORD'S lifted up his hand against the king, 1 sought the oath g that was between them, beeven against David : deliver him

face, tween David and Jonathan the soul only, and I will depart from the Nu.27.21. of Saul. city. And the woman said unto a 1Sa.22.19. 8 But the king took the two sons Joab, Behold, his head shall be Jos.9.3-21. of Rizpah h the daughter of Arah, thrown to thee over the wall. c ch.20.19. whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni

22 Then the woman went unto all 2 or, It is not and Mephibosheth; and the fire the people in her wisdom. pAnd

silver nor

sons of 5 Michal the daughter of they cut off the head of Sheba the gold that Saul, whom she 6 brought up for son of Bichri, and cast it out to we have to Adriel the son of Barzillai the

do with Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and


Saul, or they 11 retired from the city, every

his house;

9 And he delivered them into the man to his tent. And Joab return


hands of the Gibeonites, and they ed to Jerusalem unto the king.

pertains it

hanged them in the hill before i 23 Now Joab q was over all the to us to

the LORD: and they fell all seven host of Israel: and Benaiah the son kin. together, and were put to death m of Jehoiada was aver the Chereth- d Ps.49.6,7.

the days of harvest, in the first ites and over the Pelethites; 3or,cut us off days, in the beginning of barley

24 And Adoram was over there Eze.18.19. harvest.
tribute: and Jehoshaphat s the son $2.10.26 10 1 And Rizpah the daughter of
of Ahilud was 12 recorder:

of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread 25 And Sheva was scribe: and Za- the LORD. for her upon the rock, from the be dok and Abiathar were the priests :

g 1Sa.20.15.

ginning of harvest until water 26 And Ira also the Jairite was sor, Michal's dropped upon them out of heaven, 19 a chief ruler about David.


and suffered neither the birds of CHAPTER XXI.

6 bare to

the air to rest on them by day, not The three years' famine for the Gi- Adriel,

the beasts of the field by niglit. beonites ceaseth.

1Sa. 18.19. _11 And it was told David what Tuis there was a famine in the i 1Sa. 15.33. Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the

concubine of Saul, had done.

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Hour giants slain.

David's psalm
the bounders of Beauvida mente anen took B. C. 1018. A she David speaker systonthe in the
Jonathan his son from the men of k k 1 S2,31.11. day that the LORD had delivered
Jahesh-gilead, which had stolen

him out of the hand of all his

1 Jos. 18.28. them from the street of Beth-shan,

enemies, and out of the hand of where the Philistines had hanged mch.24. 25.

Saul: them. when the Philistines had 7 or, Rapha. 2 And he said, the LORD is my slain Saul in Gilboa:

8 the staffor,

rock, c and my fortress, d and my 13 And he brought up from thence the head.

deliverer ; the bones of Saul and the bones of

3 The God of my rock; in him

nch, 18.3, Jonathan his son; and they gather

will I trust; he is my shield, e and ed the hones of them that were candle, or, the hornf of my salvation, my hanged.


high tower, g and my refuge, h my 14 And the bones of Saul and o 1Ki. 11.35. saviour; thou savest me from vioJonathan his son buried they in the

lence. country of Benjamin in Zelah, l in P ICh.20.4.

4 I will call on the LORD, who 18 the sepulchre of Kish his father: 10or, S'ippai, worthy to be praised : so shall I be king commanded. And after that 12 or, Jair. and they performed all that the 11 or, Rapha. saved from mine enemies.

5 When the l waves of death comGod was entreated m for the land.

passed me, the floods of 2 ungodly 159 Moreover the Philistines had 13 or, Rapha. men maile me afraid. ret war again with Israel; and 14 or, re. 6 The 3 sorrows of hell compassed David went down, and his servants


me about ; the shares of death prewith him, and fought against the

1Sa. 17.10.

vented me; Philistines: and David waxed faint.

25, 26,

7 in my distress i I called upon 16 And Ishbi-henob, (which was & 1Sa. 16,9, the LORD, and cried to my God: of the sons of 7 the giant, the

Shammah. and he did hear k my voice out of weight of 8 whose spear weighed

his temple, and my cry did enter three hundred shekels of brass in

into his ears. weight,) he being girded with a (CHAP, 22.)

8 Then the earth l shook and new sword, thought to have slain à Ps.116.2.3. trembled; the foundations of heaDuvid.

b Ps. 18, title.

ven m moved and shook, because 17 But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah

he was wroth.

c Deut 32.4. succoured him, and smote the

9 There went up a smoke 4 out of Philistine, and killed him. Then d Ps.91.2. his nostrils, and fire out n of his the men of David sware unto him, e Ge, 15.1. mouth devoured : coals were kinsaying, Thou n shalt go no more


dled by it. out with us to battle, that thou f Luke 1.69. 10 He bowed o the heavens also, quench not the lighto of Israel. g Pr. 18.19. and came down; and darkness p

18 And it came to pass after this, h Ps.46.1,11. was under his feet. that there was again a battle with Jer. 16.19.

11 And he rode upon a cherub, a the Philistines at Gob: then Sib- 1 or, pangs.

and did fly: and he was seen upon bechaip the Hushathite slew 2 Belial.

the wings 7 of the wind. 1Saph, which was of the sons of

12 And he made darkness pavilions 3 or, cords.

round about him, 5 dark waters, and 19 And there was again a battle i Jon.2.2. thick clouds of the skies. in Gob with the Philistines, where * Ps,34,6,15. 13 Through the brightness before Elharian the son of 12 Jaare-oregim, i Ju.5.4. him were coals of fire kindled. a Beth-lehemite, slew the brother Hab.3.6,10. 14 The LORD thundered s from of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of m Job 26.11. heaven, and the most High uttered whose spear was like a weaver's bv.

his voice. beam.

15 And he sent out arrows, t and

n Ps.97.3,4. 20 And there was yet a battle in

scattered them; lightning, and dis. Gath, where was a man of great

o Is.64.1.

comfited them. stature, th had on every hand six p Ps.97.2.

16 And the channels of the sea u fingers, and on every foot six toes, 9 Eze.9.3. appeared, the foundations of the four and twenty in number; and - Ps.104.3. world were discovered, at the rehe also was born to 13 the giant. s binding of buking of the LORD, at the blast of 21 And when he 14 defied Israel, waters. the breath of his 6 nostrils. Jonathan the son of Shimeah, the sP's, 29.3.

17 He sent from above, he took brother of David, slew him.

Is.30.30. me; he drew me out of 7 many 22 These four were born to the t De.32.23.

waters; v giant in Gath, and fell by the hand

18 He delivered me from my

u Nahuun 1.4. of David, and by the hand of his

strong enemy, and from them that

6 or, anger, servants.

hated me: for they were too strong


for me. A psalm of thanksgiving for God's)? or, great. 19 They prevented me in the day

powerful deliverance and manifold u Is,43.2, of my calamity : but the LORD was blessings.

my stay.

11 the giant.

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David's psalm

of thanksgiving. 20 He brought me forth also into B. C. 1018. rose up against me hast thou a large place: he delivered me be

19 subdued under me. cause he delighted w in me.

w ch. 15.26. 41 Thou hast also given me the h 21 The Lord rewarded me accord- < 1Sa.26.23. necks of mine enemies, that I might ing x to my righteousness : accord- y Job 17.9. destroy them that hate me. ing to the y cleanness of my hands

z Pr.8.32.

42 They looked, but there was none hath he recompensed me.

a Ps.119.30.

to save; even unto the Lord, but 2 22 For I have kept z the ways of

he answered them not.

8 to him. the LORD, and have not wickedly

43 Then did I beat them as small departed from my God.

9 before his as the dust k of the earth, I did 23 For a all his judgments were eyes.

stamp them as the mire l of the before me: and as for his statutes,

b Mat.5.7.

street, and did spread them abroad. I did not depart from them.

c Lev.26.23. 44 Thou also hast delivered me 24 I was also upright 8 before him, 10 or,wrestie. from the strivings m of my people, and have kept myself from mine a Dan.4.37. thou hast kept me to be head of the iniquity.

11 or, candie. heathen;n a people which I knew 25 Therefore the LORD hath re- 12 or, broken, not shall serve me. compensed me according to my 13 or refined. 45 20 Strangers shall 21 submit righteousness; according to my 14 riadeth, or themselves unto me; as soon as cleanness 9 in his eye-sight.


they hear, they shall be obedient 26 With the merciful 6 thou wilt 16 equalleth. unto me. show thyself merciful, and with e Hab.3.19. 46 Strangers shall fade away, and the upright man thou wilt siow 16 for the war, they shall be afraid out of their thyself upright.

11 multiplied

close o places.

me, 27 With the pure thou wilt show

18 ankles.

47 The LORD liveth; and blessed thyself pure ; and with the fro

f Mal.4.3.

be my rock; and exalted be the God ward c thou wilt 10 show thyself

g Ps.44.5. of the rock of my salvation. unsavoury:

48 It is God that 22 avengeth me, 28 And the afflicted people thou

and that bringeth down the people wilt save: but thine eyes are upon

19 caused to under me. the haughty, d that thou mayest


49 And that bringeth me forth bring them down.

h Ge.49.8.

from mine enemies: thou also hast

Jos, 10.24. 29 For thou art my 11 lamp, O

i Pr. 1.28.

lifted me up on high above them LORD: and the LORD will lighten


that rose up against me: thou hast my darkness.

k 2Ki. 13.7.

delivered p me from the violent 30 For by thee I have 12 run 7 Mi.7.10. man. through a troop: by my God have m ch.3.1. 50 Therefore I will give thanks leaped over a wall.

19.9,14. unto thee, O LORD, among the hea31 As for God, his way is perfect ; 20.1,2,22. then, and I will sing praises unto the word of the LORD is i3 tried! In Ps.2.8.

thy name. he is a buckler to all them that 20 Sons of the 51 He is the tower of salvation for trust in him.


his king: and showeth mercy to 32 For who is God, save the LORD? 21 he,or, yield his anointed, unto David, and to his and who is a rock, save our God?


seed for evermore.q.

obedience, 33 God is my strength and power:


CHAPTER XXIII. and he 14 maketh my way per- Ps.66.3.

David in his last words professeth his fect.

o Mi.7.17.

faith in God's promises. 34 He 15 maketh my feet e like 2% giveth a


TOW these be the last words of binds' feet, and setteth me upon my vengement David. David the son of Jesse high places.

for me,

said, and the man who was raised a 35 He teacheth my hands 16 to ch.18.19,31. up on high, the anointed of the God war; so that a bow of steel is 1Sa.25.39. of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist á broken by mine arms.

p Ps.52.1,5,8. of Israel, said,

2Th.3.2. 36 Thou hast also given me the

2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by shield of thy salvation : and thy ? Ps.89.29,36. mne, and his word was in my tongue. gentleness hath 17 made me great. (CHAP. 23.) 3 'The God of Israel said, the Rock

37 Thou hast enlarged my steps a Ps.78.70 71. of Israel spake to me, 1 He that under me; so that my 18 feet did b Lu.24.44. ruleth over men must be just, d rulnot slip.

c 2 Pet. 1.21. ing in the fear e of God. 38 I have pursued mine enemies, 1 or, Be thou 4 And he shall be as the light fof and destroyed them; and turned ruler, fc. the morning, when the sun riseth, not again until I had consumed

Ps.110.2. d Pr.31.9.

even a morning without clouds; as them.

e Ex. 18.21.

the tender grass springing out of the 39 And I have consumed them,


earth by clear shining after rain and wounded them, that theyf Pr.4.18. could not arise : yea, they are g Ps.72.6.

5. Although my house be not so

with God; yet he hath made with fallen f under my feet.

h ch.7. 14-16. me anh everlasting covenant, or. 40 For thou hast girded me with Is.55.3. dered in all things, and sure: for strength to battle: them g that

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Catalogue of

2 SAMUEL, XXIII. David's mighty men. desire, i although he make it not to B. C. 1018. Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief grow.

among three. And he lifted up his 6 Bat the sons of Belial shall be

spear against three hundred, and all of them as thorns thrust away, i Ps.73.25,26. slew them, and had the name among because they cannot be taken with

three. hands :

2 filled.

19 Was he not most honourable of 7 But the man that shall touch

three? therefore he was their capthem must be a fenced with iron,

tain: howbeit he attained not unto and the staff of a spear; and they

k Mat.3, 10.

the first three. shall be utterly burned with fire k

20 And Benaiah the son of Jein the same place.

3 or, Josheb- hoiada, the son of a valiant man, 8 These be the names of the


of Kabzeel, 8 who had done many mighty men whom David had:

the Tach

acts, he slew two 9 hon-like men The Tachmonite that sat in the


of Moab: he went down also and seai, chief among the captains; (the

head of the slew a lion

in the midst of a pit in

three. sanie was Adino the Eznite:) he lift

time of snow: up his spear against cight hundred,

21 And he slew an Egyptian, 10 a whom he slew at one time.


goodly man: and the Egyptian had 9 And after him was Eleazar the

a spear in his hand; but he went son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the 5or, for down to him with a staff, and pluckthree mighty men with David, when foraging. ed the spear out of the Egyptian's they defied the Philistines that were

hand, and slew him with his own there gathered together to battle, 6 or, the

spear w the men of Israel were gone

22 These things did Benaiah the away:

tains boer

son of Jehoiada, and had the name 10 He arose, and sinote the Philis- the thirty, among three mighty men. fines until his hand was weary, and

23 He was 11 more honourable his hand clave unto the sword: and 1 1Sa.22.1. than the thirty, but he attained not the LORD wronght a great victory

to the first three. And David set that «lay; and the people returned

him 12 over his guard. after him only to spoil.

24 Asahel the brother of Joab was And after him was Shammah

one of the thirty ; Elhanan the son the son of Agee the Hararite. And

of Dodo of Beth-lehem, the Philistines were gathered to

1 slain.

25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika gether into a troop, where was a

the Harodite, plece of ground full of lentiles: and great of

26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son the people fled from the Philistines. acis, of Ikkesh the Tekoite, 12 But he stood in the midst of

27 Abiezer the Anethothite, Methe ground, anú defended it, and 9 lions of

bunnai the Hushathite, slew the Philistines: and the LORD God. 28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai wrought a great victory,

the Netophathite, 13 And three of the thirty chiefs 10 a man of

29 Heled the son of Baanah, a went down, and came to David in


Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai the harvest-time unto l the cave of

out of Gibeah of the children of

nance, or Adallam: and the troop of the Phi

sight :

Benjamin, isties pitched in the valley of called, a 30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai Rephaim.

man of of the 13 brooks of Gaash, 14 And David was then in an hold, great 31 Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaand the garrison of the Philistines

stature, veth the Barhumite, rook then in Beth-lehem.

iCh.11.23. 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the 15 And David longed, and said, Oh

sons of Jashen, Jonathan, that one would give me drink of the 11 or, honour- 33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam water of the well of Beth-lehem, able among the son of Sharar the Hararite, which is by the gate!

34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, 16 And the three mighty men brake

the son of the Maachathite, Eliam through the host of the Philistines, 12 at his com- the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, and drew water out of the well of mand, or,

35 Hezraj the Carmelite, Paarai Beth-lehem, that was by the gate,

over coun- the Arbite, and took it, and brought it to David : cil,

36 Igalthe son of Nathan of Zobah, nevertheless he would not drink

184.22.14. Bani the Gadite, thereof, but poured it out unto the

37 Zelek the Ammonite, Nahari 13 or, valleys, the Beerothite, armour-bearer to

Joab the son of Zeruiah, 17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this : is not

38 Iram an Ithrite,Gareb an Ithrite,

mch.20.26. this the blood of the men that went

39 Uriah n the Hittite: thirty and in jeopardy of their lives? therefore

CHAPTER XXIV. be would not drink it. These things n. ch.11.3,&c. did these three mighty men.

David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joab

to number the people. 18 And Abishai, the brother of

the, &c.


seven in all.

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