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plagues propounded. ND again a the anger of the B. C. 1017. thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee

three months before thine enemies rael, and i he moved David against a ch.21.1. while they pursue thee? or that them to say, Go, b number Israel

1 Satan.

there be three days' pestilence in and Judah.


thy land ? Now advise, and see 2 For the king said to Joab the


what answer I shall return to him captain of the host, which was with

Ja. 1.13,14. that sent me. him, ? Gonow through all the tribes

b Ch.27.23,

14 And David said unto Gad, I am of Israel, from Dan even to Beer


in a great strait: let us fall now sheba, and number ye the people,

into the hand of the LORD; (for his that I may know the number c of

2 or, Com

mercies are 5 great :)p and let me the people.


not fall into o the hand of man. 3 And Joab said unto the king, c Jer. 17.5. 159 So the Lord sent a pestilence Now the LORD thy God add unto d Jos. 13.9,16. upon Israel, from the morning even the people, (how many soever they 3 or, valley.

to the time appointed: and there be,) an hundred-fold, and that the

died of the people from Dan even to eyes of my lord the king may see

Nu.32.1,3. Beer-sheba seventy thousand men, it: but why doth my lord the king or, nether 16 And when the angel r stretched delight in this thing?

land newly out his hand upon Jerusalem to 4 Notwithstanding the king's word inhabited.' destroy it, the LORD repented s him prevailed against Joab, and against f Ju.18.29. of the evil, and said to the angel the captains of the host. And Joab

g Jos, 19.28. that destroyed the people, it is and the captains of the host went

n 1Sa.24.5.

enough:t stay now thine hand. out from the presence of the king,

And the angel of the LORD was by to number the people of Israel.

i ch.12.13.

the threshing-place of Araunah is 51 And they passed over Jordan, k Ho.14.2.

the Jebusite. and pitched in Aroer, d on the right i 1Sa. 13.13.

17 And David spake unto the LORD side of the city that lieth in the

when he saw the angel that smoke midst of the 3 river of Gad, and to

m 1Sa.22.5.

the people, and said, Lo, I have v ward Jazer:e

1Ch.29.29. sinned, and I have done wickedly: 6 Then they came to Gilead, and n Le.26.41, but these sheep, w what have they to the 4 land of Tahtim-hodshi;

43. done? Let thine hand, I pray thee, and they came to Dan-jaan, f and o 1Ch.21.12. be against me, and against my fiabout to Zidon, 9

ther's house. 7 And came to the strong hold of

18 T And Gad came that day to Tyre, and to all the cities of the 5 or, many.

David, and said unto him, Go ur, Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and

rear an altar unto the LORD in the they went out to the south of Judah, P.P$.103:8; 14. threshing-floor of Arauuuh the

119.156. even to Beer-sheba.


Jebusite. 8 So when they had gone through

19 And David, according to the sajall the land, they came to Jerusa- 9 Ps. 106.41,


ing of Gad, went up as the LORD lem at the end of nine months and


commanded. twenty days.

20 And Araunah looked, and saw 9 And Joab gave up the sum of the

r Ex. 12.23

the king and his servants coming number of the people unto the king: 18 Ps.90.13. on toward him: and Araunah weut and there were in Israel eight hun- 135.14.

out, and bowed luimself before the dred thousand valiant men that t Is. 27.8. king on his face upon the ground. drew the sword; and the men of 57.16. 21 And Araunah said, Wherefore Judah were five hundred thousand Joel 2.13,

is my lord the king come to his ser: men.

14. vant? And David said, To buy : 10 T And David's heart smote h u ver. 18. the threshing-floor of thee, to build him after that he had numbered iCh.21.15, an altar unto the Lord, that the the people. And David said unto Ornan,

plague may be stayed y from the the LORD, Ii have sinned greatly 2Ch.3.1. people. in that I have done: and now, I v Ps.51.4. 22 And Araunalı said unto David, beseech thee, O Lord, take away k

w Ps.74.1.

Let my lord the king take and olier the iniquity of thy servant; for

up what seemeth good unto him: have done very foolishly.

6 Araniah.

behold, here be oxen z for purut11 For when David was up in the x Ge.23.8,16. sacritice, and threshing instruments morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, m Dato y Nu. 16.47- and other instruments of the oxeu


for wood. vid's seer, saying,

23 All these things did Araung,

Z IKi. 19:21. 12 Go and say unto David, Thus

as a king, a give unto the king, saith the LORD, I offer thee three a Ps.45.16.

And Araunah said unto the king, things; choose n thee one of them,

Rev. 1.6.

The LORD thy God accept b thee. that I may do il unto thee.

Job 42.8,9.

24 And the king said unto Arau. 13 So Gad came to David, and told Eze.20.10, nah, Nay; but I will surely bay him, and said unto him, Shall se


of thee at a price : neither will ven o years of famine come unto!

offer burnt-offerings unto the LORD

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David builds

an altar. my God of that which doth cost) B. C. 1017. Junto the LORD, and offered burntme nothing. So David bought the

offerings and peace-offerings. So threshing-Hoor and the oxen for

the LORD was entreated c for the fifty shekels of silver.

c ch.21, 14.

land, and the plague was stayed 25 And David built there an altar

from Israel.

The First Book of the KINGS, commonly called

The Third Book of the KINGS.

From the Creation, 2989.... Before Christ, 1015.... Year of David, 40.

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B. C. 1015. Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon, by David's appointment, is

Solomon his hrother, he called anointed king.

I entered not. OW stricken in years, and they

into days.

il Wherefore Nathan spoke

unto Bath-sheba the mother of Socovered him with clothes, but he a them seek. lomon, saying, Hast thou not heard gat no heat. 2 Wherefore his servants said un

3 a dansel,

that Adonijah the son of Haggith to him, Let 2 there be sought for

a virgin.

doth reign, and David our lord

knoweth it not? my lord the king a young virgin : * be a che

12 Now therefore come, let me, I and let her stand before the king, risher untp. pray thee, give thee counsel, that and let her cherish him, and let

thou mayest save thine own life, her lice in thy bosom, that my lord a 2Sam.3.4.

and the life of thy son Solomon. the king may get heat.

b Lu. 14.11.

13 Go and get thee in unto king 3 So they sought for a fair damsel

David, and say unto him, Didst not throughout all the coasts of Israel, Steign. thou, my lord, o king, swear i unto and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

© 2Satr.15.1,

thine handmaid, saying, Assured

ly k Solomon thy son shall reign 4 And the damsel was very fair, 6 from his after me, and he shall sit upon my and cherished the king, and minis- days. throne? why then doth Adonijah tered to him: but the king knew

This words


14 Behold, while thou yet talkest 5 T Then Adonijah a the son of

there with the king, I also will Haggith exalted himself, b saying, d ch.2.28. come in after thee, and 10 confirm I will 5 be king: and che prepared

thy words. him chariots and horsemen, and


15 And Bath-sheba went in unta fifty men to run before him. 8 helped

the king, into the chamber; and 6 And his father had not displeased

the king was very old ; and Abishim 6 at any time in saying, Why Adonijah. (hag the Shunammite ministered hast thou done so? and he also

unto the king. 1028 a very goodly man; and his f ch.4.18. 16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did mother hare him after Absalom.

& 28a,23.8,

obeisance unto the king. And the 7 And 7 he conferred with Joab d


king said 11 What wouldest thou? the son of Zeruiah, and with Abia

17 And she said unto him, My lowing Adonijah, helped him. hare the priest; and they, 8 fol. 9 or, the well lord,

thou swarest by the LORD Rogel,

thy God unto thine handmaid, say8 But Zadok the priest, and Be.

2Sa, 17.17.

ing, Assuredly Solomon thy son maah the son of Jehoiada, and Na- k2Sa, 12. 1,&c. shall reign after me, and he shall than the prophet, and Shimei, f and

sit upon my throne: Rei, and the mighty men g which

18 And now, behold, Adonijah belonyed to David, were not with i ver.30. reigneth; and now, my lord the

king, thou knowest it not:

RiCh.22.6-13. 9 And Adonijah slew sheep and

19 And i he hath slain oxen and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of 10 fill up.

fat cattle and sheep in abundance, Wheleth, which is by 9 En-ro- 11 What to

and hath called all the sons of the gel, and called all his brethren the

king, and Abiathar the priest, and

thee king's sons, and all the men of Ju

Joab the captain of the host : but dah the king's servants :

1 ver.7-9. Solomon thy servant hath he pot 10 But Nathan h the prophet, and

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to me,

Solomon anointed.

1 KINGS, 1.

Adonijah's quests fty. 20 And thou, my lord, o king, the B. C. 1015. ye with the trumpet, and say, God eyes of all Israel are upon thee,

save king Solomon. that thou shouldest tell them who

35 Then ye shall come up after shall sit on the throne of my lord m ch.2.10. him, that he may come and sit the king after him.

12 sinners.

upon my throne; for he shall be 21 Otherwise it shall come to pass,

king in my stead and I have apwhen my lord the king shall sleep m n ver. 19. pointed him to be ruler over Israel with his fathers, that I and my son 13 Let king

and over Judah. Solomon shall be counted 12 of


36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiafenders.


da answered the king, and said, 22 T And, lo, while she yet talked

Amen: w the LORD * God of my with the king, Nathan the propheto 1Sa. 10.24. lord the king say so too. also came in.

37 As v the LORD hath been with 23 And they told the king, saying, "4 before the my lorú the king, even so be he Behold Nathan the prophet. And

with Solomon, and make his throne when he was come in before the p 2Sam.4.9. greater z than the throne of my king, he bowed himself before the

lord king David. king with his face to the ground. q ver. 13,17. 38 So Zadok the priest, and Na24 And Nathan said, My lord, O

r Ne.2.3. than the prophet, and Benaiah the king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall


son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethreign after me, and he shall sit upon 5.10. ites, and the Pelethites, went down, my throne ?

6.21. and caused Solomon to ride upon 25 For n he is gone down this day,

king David's mule, and brought

s 2Sa.20.6. and hath slain oxen and fat cattle

him to Gihon. and sheep in abundance, and hath 15 which be- 39 And Zadok the priest took an called all the king's sons, and the longeth

horn of oil a out of the tabernacle, captains of the host, and Abiathar

and b anointed Solomon. And they the priest ; and, behold, they eat Es.6.8. blew the trumpet; c and all the and drink before him, and say, 13

people said, God save king Solo

t 2Ch.32.30. God save o king Adonijah.

mon. 26 But me, even me thy servant, u ch.19.16. 40 And all the people came up after and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah 1Sa, 10.1. him; and the people piped with 16 the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant

16.3, 12. pipes, and rejoiced with great jos, Solomon, hath he not called.


so that the earth rent with the 27 Is this thing done by my lord

5.3. sound of them. the king, and thou hast not showed


41 T And Adonijah and all the it unto thy servant, who should sit

guests that were with him heard it on the throne of my lord the king Ps. 89,20,36. as they had made an end of after him?

Acts 10.38.

And when Joab heard the sound 28 T Then king David answered


of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And


is this noise of the city being in an she came 14 into the king's pre

uproar ? sence, and stood before the king. v 2Ki.9.13. 42 And while he yet spake, be29 And the king sware, and said, p

hold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar As the LORD liveth, that hath re

the priest came; and Adonijah said deemed my soul out of all distress,

unto him,

Come in; for e thou art 30 Even as I sware q unto thee by

w Ps.72.19.

a valiant man, and bringest good the LORD God of Israel, saying, As

2 1Ch.17.27.

tidings. suredly Solomon thy son shall reign

43 Ănd Jonathan answered and after me, and he shall sit upon my y Jos.1.5, 17. said to Adonijah, Verily our lord throne in my stead ; even so will I

z ver.47.

king David hath made Solomon certainly do this day.

Ps. 89.27.

king. 31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with

44 And the king hath sent with her face to the earth, and did re-a Ex.30.23- him Zadok the

priest, and Nathan verence to the king, and said, Letr


the prophet, and Benajah the son my lord king David live for ever. Ps. 89.20.

of Jehojada, and the Cherethites, 32 T And king David said, Call me

b ICh.29.22.

and the Pelethites, and they have Zadok the priest, and Nathan the

caused him to ride upon the

king's prophet, and Benaialı the son of c 1Sa.10.24. mule : Jehoiada. And they came before

45 And Zadok the priest and Na; the king.

16 or, flutes.

than the prophet have anointeủ 33 The king also said unto them,

him king in Gihon: and they are Take with you the servants s of a Pr. 14. 13. come up from thence rejoicing, so your lord, and cause Solomon my Ec.7.46.

that the city rang again. This is son to ride upon 15 mine own mule,

the noise that ve have heard.

e 2Sa. 18.27. and bring him down to Gihon :t 34 And let Zadok the priest and

46 And also Solomon sitieth f ou Nathan the prophet anoint u him


the throne of the kingdom. there king over Israel: and blow u

47 And moreover the king's ser

vants came to bless our lord king 330

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David's charge.

David's death. David, saying, God g make the B. C. 2015. This loins, and in his shoes that were name of Solomon better than thy

on his feet. name, and make his throne greater & ver.37. 6 Do therefore according m to thy than thy throne. And h the king h Ge.47.31. wisdom, and n let not his hoar heado bowed himself upon the bed.

ich.3.6. 48 And also thus said the king,

go down to the grave in peace. Ps.132.13

7 But show kindness unto the sons Blessed be the LORD God of Israel,

1; Ps: 129,5,6. of Barzillai p the Gileadite, and let which i hath given one to sit on my ni...

14.45. them be of those that eat at thy throne this day, mine eyes k even seeing it.

Ac. 27.34.

table: for so they came to me 49 And all the guests that were

n Job 15.22,

when I fled because of Absalom thy Pr. 13.6.

brother. with Adonijah were afraid, and rose 21.12. 8 And, behold, thou hast with thee up, and went every man his way. o ch.2.21-25. Shimei'r the son of Gera, a Ben50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, a Ge.47.29.

(CHAP. 2.) jamite of Bahurim, which cursed

me with a 4 grievous curse in the and caught I hold on the horns De.31.14. day when I went to Mahanaim : the altar.

Job 7.1.

huts he came down to meet me at 51 And it was told Solomon, say- Jos.23.14. Jordan, and I sware to him by the ing, Behold, Adonijah feareth king c Ps.89:48. LORD, saying, I will not put thee to Solomon : for, lo, he hath caught


death with the sword. hold on the horns of the altar, say

d Ec.12.13.

9 Now therefore hold t him not ing, Let king Solomon swear unto

1 Cor. 16.13. me today, that he will not slay his

e Ps. 17. 18-20,

guiltless : for thou art a wise man, De.29.9.

and knowest what thou oughtest servant with the sword.

1 or, do

to do unto him; but his hoar head 52 And Solomon said, If he will


bring thou down to the grave with show himself a worthy man, therem 1Sa. 18.5,

blood. shall not an hair of him fall to the 14,30. 10 So David slept u with his faeurth: but n if wickedness shall Ps. 132.12. thers, and was buried v in the city w be found in him, he shall die. O

23a.7.16. of David. 53 So king Solomon sent, and they

2 be cut off

11 And the days that David brought him down from the aitar.

from the reigned over Israel were forty years: And he came and bowed himself from the to king Solomon; and Solomon


seven years reigned he in Hebron,

and thirty and three years reigned said unto him, Go to thine house.

i 252.19.5-7.
k 252.3.27.

he in Jerusalem,


12 T Then y sat Solomon upon the David having yiven a charge to Solo


throne of David his father, and his

kingdom was established z greatly. a the days of David drew

13 T And Adonijah the son of Hagaugh

gith came to Bath-sheba the mocharged Solomon his son, saying,

n ver.31.34.

ther of Solomon. And she said, 216 go the way of all c the earth :

o Ge.42.38.

Comest a thou peaceably? And he

be thou strong therefore, and show
thyself a man; d

p 2Sa. 19,31, said, Peaceably.
9 28a, 17.27.

14 He said moreover, I have some3 And keep the charge of the r 28a, 16.5,

what to say unto thee, And she LORD thy God, to walk in his ways,

&c. said, Say on. to keep his statutes, and his com- 4 strong. 15 And he said, Thou knowest mandments, and his judgments, : 282.29. 18. that the kingdom was mine, b and and his testimonies, as it is writ- t Ex.20.7. that all Israel set their faces on me ten e is the law of Moses, that f

Job 9.28.

that I should reign : howbeit the thon mayest 1 prosper in all that u ch.1,21, kingdom is turned about, and is bethoudoest, and whithersoever thou

Ac. 13.36.

come my brother's; for it was his c timest thyself:

v Acts 2.29,

from the LORD.

w 2Sam.5.1. 4 That the LORD may continue


16 And now I ask one petition of his word which he spake concern- Ch.29.23. thee, 5 deny me not. And she said ing me, saying, Ify thy children 2Ch, 1.1. take heed to their way, to walk z Ps.72.8,&c. 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, before me in truth with all their a 1 Sa.16.4,5. unto Solomon the king, (for he will heart anul with all their soul, there h b ch.1.5. not say thee nay.) that he give me shall not a fail thee (said he) a man c ICh.22.9. Abishag d the Shúnammite to wife. on the throne of Israel.

Je.27.5.8. 18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I 5 Moreover, thon knowest also


will speak for thee unto the king.

5 what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to

5 tuurn not

19 Bath-sheba therefore went me, i and what he did to the two

away my unto king Solomon, to speak unto

face, captains of the hosts of Israel, unto

hiyn for Adonijah. And the king

Ps. 132.10. Abner k the son of Ner, and untod ch.1.3.4.

rose e up to meet her, and f bowed Amasa l the son of Jether, whom a Cev.19.32. himself unto her, and sat down on ke slew, and 3 shed the blood of f Ex.20.12.

his throne, and caused a seat to be war in peace, and put the blood of

set for the king's mother, and she war upon kis girdle that was about


mom, dieth.

& Ps.45.9.

Isat on his right y hand.

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Adonijah put to death.


Joab put to death 20 Then she said, I desire one) B. C. 1015. which Joab shed, v from me, and small petition of thee; I pray thee,

from the house of my father. say me not nay. And the king said

h ch.17.

32 And the LORD shall return w his unto her, Ask' on, my mother: for

blood upon his own head, who fell I will not say thee nay.

i 2Sa.3.35. upon two men more righteous and 21 And she said, Let Abishag the

better x than he, and slew them

A 2Sa.7.11.13. Shunammite be given to Adonijah

with the sword, my father David thy brother to wife.

I ch.1.52. not y knowing thereof, to wit, Abner 22 And king Solomon answered

the son of Ner, z captain of the host and said unto his mother, And why m Jos.21.18. of Israel, and 'Amasaa the son of dost thou ask Abishag the Shunam-s a man of Jether, captain of the host of Jumite for Adonijah? ask for him the death.

dah. kingdom also; (for he is mine elder 1Sa.26.16. 33 T'heir blood shall therefore rebrother:) even for him, and for

turn upon the head of Joab, and Abiathar h the priest, and for Joab n 182.23.6.

upon the head of his seed for the son of Zeruiah.


ever : but c upon David, and upon 23 Then king Solomon sware by


his seed, and upon his house, and the LORD, saying, God i do so to me, o 1Sa. 22.20- upon his throne, shall there be and more also, if Adonijah have

23. peace for ever d from the LORD. not spoken this word against his

34 So Benaiah the son of jehojada own life.

p Sa.2.30-36.

went up, and fell upon him, and 24 Now therefore, as the LORD q ch.1.7. slew hiin: and he was buried in liveth, which hath established me,

his own house in the wilderness, and set me on the throne of David r De.32.35.

35 9 And the king put Benaiah my father, and who hath made me sch. 1.50.

the son of Jehoiada in his roome an house, as hek promised, Adoni

over the host: and Zadok f the jah shall be put to deathl this day. 1 Ex.21.14. priest did the king put in the room 25 And king Solomon sent by the Eze.9.6. of Abiathar.g hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoia- 1 Pet.4.17. 36 And the king sent and called da; and he fell upon him that he

for Shimei, h and said unto him,

u Nu.35.33. Build thee an house in Jerusalem, 26 T And unto Abiathar the priest

De, 19.13.

and dwell there, and go not forth said the king, Get thee to Ana


thence any whither. thoth, m unto thine own fields; for

37 For it shall be, that on the day thou art 5 worthy of death: but I

thou goest out, and passest over will not at this time put thee to v ver.5. the brook

Kidron, i thou shalt know death, because n thou barest the

for certain that thou shalt surels ark of the Lord God before David w domu 9, 161,57. die : thy k blood shall be upon my father, and because thou hast

thine own head. been afflicted o in all wherein my x 2 Ch.21.13. 38 And Shimei said unto the king, father was afflicted.

The saying is good : as my lord the 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar y 28a.3 37.

king hath said, so will thy servant from being priest unto the LORD ; 2 28a.3 27. do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusathat he might fulfil the word of the

lem many days. LORD, which he spake concerning p

a 252.20.10. 39 And it came to pass at the end the house of Eli in Shiloh.

b 2Sa.3.29. of three years, that two of the ser28 T Then tidings came to Joab:

vants of Shimei ran away unto (for Joab had g turned after Adonic Pr.25.5.

Achish l son of Maachah king of jah, though r he turned not after a Ps.89.36,


And they told Shimei, sarAbsalom.) And Joab filed unto the

37. ing, Behold, thy servants be in Gath. tabernacle of the LORD, and caught Is.9.6,7.

40 And Shimei arose, and saddled s hold on the horns of the altar. 29 And it was told king Solomon

his ass, and went to Gath to Achish e Job 34.24.

to seek his servants: and Shimei that Joab was fled unto the taber-f Nu.25.11. went, and brought his servants nacle of the LORD; and, behold, he

13, frorn Gath. is by the altar. t Then Solomon 1Ch.6.53. 41 And it was told Solomon that sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, 24.3.

Shimei had gone from Jerusalem saying, Go, fall upon him.

to Gath, and was come again. 30 And Benaiah came to the ta- & ver.27.


42 And the king sent and called bernacle of the LORD, and said un

for Shimei, and said unto him, Dad to him, Thus saith the king, Come h ver.8. I not make thee to swear by the forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought

Lord, and protested unto thee, ser.

i 2Sa. 15.23. the king word again, saying, Thusk Lev.20.9.

ing, Know for a certain, on the day said Joab.and thus he answered me,

thou goest out, and walkest abroad

Jos.2.19. 31 And the king said unto him, Do

any whither, that thou shalt sarely

2Sa.1.16. as he hath said, and fall upon him,

die ? and thou saidst unto me. The and bury him; that u thou mayest

i 1Sa.27.2.

word that I have heard is good. take away the innocent blood,

13 Why then hast thou not kept

the oath of the LORD, and the com

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