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14 And David wied to the people, and to noam the Jozreelitefi, and Abigail the Cafe Abner, the fon of Ner, saying, Answerett meliters, Nabals wife. thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered and 4 And it was told Saul that David was fled to faid, who art thou tha! criett to the kjng? Gath; and he fought no more again for bit.

15 And David said to Abner, Art not thou 5 And David laid unto Achih, If I have a valiant man? and who is like to thee in now found grace in thine eyes, let them ghee Ifrael? wherefore then latt thou not kept me a place in some town in the country, that thy lord the king? for there came one of the I may dwell there : for why should thy fa people in to dettroy the king thy lord. vant dwell in the royal city with thee!

18 This thing is nat good that thou haft 6 Then Achith gave him Ziklag that dar: done. As the LORD liveth, ye are worthy wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kinga to die, because ye have not kept your ma- of Judah unto this day. fter, the LORDS anointed : and' now fee * And the time that David dwelt in the where the kings spear is, and the cruse of country of the Fhilistines was a full jest water that was at his boltter.

and four months. 17 And Saulknew Davids voice, and said, 8 © And David and luis men went up and Is this thy voice, my lon David? And David invaded the Gethurites, and the Geariter laid, 11 is my voice, my lord, o king. and the Amalekitcs: for thofe satis qui

18 And he said, wherefore doth my lord of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou thus pursue after his fervant! for what have goeft to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt. I done or what evil is in mine hand?

9 And David (mote the land, and left od 19 Now, therefore, I pray thce, let my ther man nor woman alive; and took away lord the king hear the words of his servant: the theep, and the oxen, and the aties, and If the LORD have stirred thee up againtt me, the camels, and the apparel, and returned let him accept an offering: but if they be the and came to Achish. children of men, cursed be they before the 10 And Achish faid,

Whither have ye made JORD; for they have driven me out this day a road to-day! And David said, Againt the from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, fouth of Judah, and again the south of the saying, Go, lerve other gods.

Jerahmeelites, and againft the south of the 20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall Kenites. to the earth before the face of the LORD; 11 And David sayed neither man nor w3 for the king of Israel is come out to seek a man alive to bring ridings to Gath, saying, fiea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in Lett they thould tell on us, saying, so did the mountains.

David, and so will be his manner all the 21 g Then faid Saul, I have finned: re- while lie dwelleth in the country of the turn my fon David ; for I will no more do Philittines. thee harm, because my soul was precious in 12 And Achish believed David, saying, He thine eyes this day: hchold, I have played hath made his people Ifrael utterly to abbor the fool, and have cred exceedingly. him ; therefore he shall be my servant for

22 And David answered and said, Behold ever. the kings (pear! and let one of the young

CHA P. XXVIII. men come over and fetch it.

3 Saul, having destroyed the witches, 7 after 23 The LORD render to every man his ward seeketh to one: 9 whe, being encouS* righteousness, and his faithfulness for the

ged by him, raiseth up Samuel. 15 Šaul, kar LORD delivered thee into my hand to-day; ing his ruin, fainteth: 21 the roomas, wita but I would not Itretch forth mine hand

his servants, refresh him with real. againft the LORDS anointed.

34 And behold, as thy life was much fet Achet came to pass in those days, that by this day in mine eyes, to let my life be together for warfare, to fight with Ifracl : much fet by in the eyes of the LORD, and and Achith said unto David, Know thoof let liim deliver me out of all tribulation. suredly, that thou shalt go out with me to

25 Then Saul said to David, Blessed be battle, thou and thy men. thou, my son David ; thou 'thalt both do 2 And David said to Achith, Surely then great things, and also that itill prevail. So thalt know what thy servant can do. And David went on his way, and Saul returned Achith said to David, Therefore will I mako to his place.

thee keeper of mine head for ever. CHAP. XXVII.

39 Now Samrzel was dead, and all liradi i Saul, hearing, David to be in Gath, seeketh had lamented hiin, and buried him in ta no inore for him. 5 David beggeth Ziklagi mah, even in his own city; and Saul had of Achifh.

put away those that had familiar Spirits, and Nd David said in his heart, I shall now A

the wizards, out of the land. perith one day by the hand of Saul: 4 And the Philiftines gathered them there is nothing better for me than that I felves together, and came and pitel.cd in thoni fpeedily crcape into the land of the Shuncm: and Saul gathered all Ifrael toge Philittines; and Sani thall despair of me, to ther, and they pitched in Gilboa. scck me any more in any coait of Ifraci: so 5 And when Saul 12w the holt of the Phi shall i escape out of his hand,

liitines he was afraid, and his heart greatly 2 And David arose, and he passed over with trembled. the fix hundred men that were with him un 6 And when Saal enquired of the Logr. to Achith, the son of Maoch, king of Gath. the LORD answered hiin not, neither by

3 And David dwelt with Achith at Gath, dreanis, nor by Urin, nor by propbets he and his men, every man with his house 7 I 'Then said Saul unto his fcrvants, Seek boll, even David with his two wives, Ahi. me a woman that hath a familias fpiris, **

de me when the woman faw Samuel

, he and

I may go to her, and enquire of her. And and let me fet a morfel of bread before thee; za servants said to liim, Behold, there is a and cat, that thou mayett have itrength when vunan that hath a fainillas spirit at En-dor. thou goert ou thy way.

& And Saul Bisguised himfelf, and put on 23 But he refuted, and said, I will not eat. other raiment, and he went, and two men But his fervants, together with the woman, with him, and they came to the woman by compelled him, and he hearkencu unto their nicht; and he said, 'I pray thee divine unto voice: 10 he arose from the earth, and fat 130 by the faniiiar fpüit, and hring me him upon the bed. up when I thall name unto thee.

24 And the wornan had a fat calf in the And the woman said unto him, Behold, house; and the hatted and killed it, and thou ksowel what Saul hath done, how he took tour, and kneaded it, and did bake un. hath aut of those that have familiar spirits, leavened bread thereof : and the wizards, ont of the land: wherefore 25 And the brought it before Saul, and then layer thou a fnare for my life, to cause before his servants; and they did eat. Then me to die

they rose up, and went away that night. 18 And Saul fware to her by the LORD,

CHAP. XXIX. laying, Ar the LORD liveth there thall no i David, marching with the Philipines, 3. i. punishment happen to thee for this thing. diffallowed by their princes : o Achim dis

I! Then Gaid the woman, whom shall i mifleth him with coin pendations of his fide twing up unto thee? And he said, Bring me sp Samaci.

Tow the Phüiftines gathered together all died with a load voice: and the woman ites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel. pate to Saul, saying, Why halt thou de 2 And the Lords of the Philittines pared on cured med for thon art Sani.

by hundreds and by thousands : but David 13 Aad the king Paid unto her, . Be not and his men passed on in the rere-ward with Int: for what raweit thou! And the wo- Achish. i faid unto Saul, I saw gods afcending out 3 Then said the princes of the Philistines, of the earth.

What do thele Hebrews here And Achith 14 And he said unto her, What form is he said unto the princes of the Philistines, is not at and the faid, An old man cometh up this David, the fervant of Saui, the king of and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul israel, which hath been with me these days, poned that it roas Samuel, and he ftoop- or these years, and I have found no fault in s with his face to the ground, and bowed him fince he fi! un'o me unto this day?

4 And the princes of the Pliilittines were 15 And Samuel Gaid to Saul, Why haft wroth with him ; and the princes of the thou diquided me, to bring me up?' And Philittines said unto 'uin, Make this fellow Sand answaat, I am fore diffrefled; for the return, that he may go again to his place Painting make war againtt me, and God which thou haft appointed him, and let him is departed from me, and aniwereth me no not go down with us to battle, lelt in the Tore peither by prophets nor by dreams; battle he be an adversary to us: for wheretherefa eI

have called thee, that thou mayett with thould he reconcile himlelf unto his makc known unto me what I thall do. inalter? should it not be with the heads of 16 Tha faid Samuel, Wherefore then dott these men? thru ak of me, feeing the LORD is departed 5 Is not this David, of whom they sang tren thee, and is become thine enemy? one to another in dances, saying, Saul New Wen the LORD hath done to him as he his thousands, and David his ten thousands? bake by me: for the Lord hath rent the 61 Then Achith called David, and said kazion out of thine hand, and given it to unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou Ey raighbour, even to David :

hatt been upright, and thy going out and 18 Bacaale thou obcyedt sot the voice of thy coming in with me in the holt is good

Lord, por executedit his fierce wrath in my fight; for I have not found evil in spun Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done thee since the day of thy coming unto me is thing unto thee this day.

unto this day: nevertheless, the lords favour 9 Moreover, the LORD will also deliver thee not. be with thee into the hand of the Phi 7 Wherefore, now return, and go in peace, Malines; and to morrow shalt thou and thy that thou displease not the lords of the PhiDk with me: the LORD also shall de lirlines. The the folt of Ifrael into the hand of the 8 And David Said unto Achilh, But what

have I done! and what hatt thon foundin thy 20 Then Saul fell ftraightway all along servant, so long as I have been with thee un. the earth, and was fore afraid, because to this day, that I may not go fight against de words of Samuel: and there was no the enemies of my lord the kingi fareth in himn; for he load eaten no bread 9 And Achith answered and laid to David, Aday, nor all the night.

I know that thou ar! good in my light, as an And the woman came unto Saul, and angel of God: notwithstanding the princes for at he was fore troubled, and faid un- of the Philittines have said, He thali not go tabia, Rehold, thinc handmaid hath obey- up with us to the battle. day oice and I have put my life in iny 10 Wherefore now rise up carly in the laud, and have hearkened unto thy words morning, with thy masters fervants that which thon ipakelt unto me:

are coine with thee : and affoon as ve te # Now táctefore, I pray thee, hearken op early in the morning, and have light, doo alle unto the voice of thine handmaid depart.

11 So David and his men rose up early to hands of my matter, and I will bring the depart in the morning, to return into the down to this company, Jand of the Philiftines : and the Philistines 16 | And when he had brought him down, went up to Jezreel.

behold, they were spread abroad upon all the CHAP. XXX. i The Ama!-kitesspoil Ziklag: 7 David, encou- cause of all the great fpoi that they

carth, eating, and drinking, and dancing, raged by God, pursueth them, 11 and, over: taken out of the land of the Philistines, taking them, recovereth ali the spoil.

out of the land of Judah. A Ndeti cere competition when David and hiria

17 And David imote them from the te men were come to Ziklag on the third light even unto the evening of the next day day, that the Amalekites had invaded the and there escaped not a man of them, tart south, and Ziklag, and Imitten ziklag, and four hundred young men which rode ore burnt it with fire;

camels and fled. 2. And had taken the women captives that 18 And David recovered all that the Ams were therein: they flew not any, either great lekites had carried away; and David retud or imall, but carried them away, and went on his two wives. their way.

19 And there was nothing lacking to then 39 so David and his men came to the neither small nor great, neither fets na city, and, behold, it was burnt with fire; and daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing the their wives, and their fons, and their daugh- they had taken to them: David record ters, were taken captives.

all. 4. Then David and the people that were 20 And David took all the flocks and the with lum, litted up their voice and wept, herds, which they drave before those stercat until they had no more power to weep. tle, and said, This is Davidsspoil.

Sand Davids two wives were taken cap 21 And David came to the two but fives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail, dred men, which were so faint that they the wife of Nabel the Carmelite.

could not follow David, whom they fet o And David was greatly distressed : for made allo to abide at the brook Belor;

and the people spake of itoning him; because they went forth to meet David, and to me the soul of all the people wasgricved, every the people that sorre with him: and we man for his fons, and for his daughters: but David came near to the people, he faluted, David cncouraged himself in the LORD his them. God.

22 Then answered all the wicked men, and 7 And David said to Abinthar the priett, men of Belial, of those that went with Davil, animelechs (on, I pray thee lyring me hither and said, Because they went not with the the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the will not give them ought of the poll that we mphod to David.

have recovered, save to every man his wife And David enquired at the Lord, saying, and his children, that they inay lead that Shall I pursue after this troop: fhall i over away, and depart. take them? And he answered him, Purfue ; 23 Then fald David, ye shall not do fo, for thou thalt furely overtake them, and with brethren, with that which the LORD Luk out fail recover all.

given us, who hath preserved us, and delis: 9 S. David went, he and the fix hundred cred the company that came against us ise men that were with him, and came to the our hand. brook Befor, where those that were left be. 24 For who will heasken' unto Frio find ttayed.

this matter? but as his part is that goeth 10 But David pursued, he and four hun- down to the battle, fu fall his part dred men: (for two hundred abode behind, that tarrieth by the' ftuff? they thall part which were so faint that they could not go alike. over the brook Beror.)

25 And it was ro, from that day forward, !! And they found an Egyptian in the that he made it a flatute and an ordnance for field, and brought him to David, and gave Ifrael unto this day, uin bread, and he did eat; and they made 26 And when' David came to Ziklag, nim dunk water;

sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah. 12 And they gave him a piece of a cake even to his friends, faying, Behold a pirtline of figes, and two clusters of raitins: and when for you, of the ipoil of the cremics of this Pue nad caten, his fpirit came again to him; Lond. for lieliad caten no bread, nor drunk any 27 To them which were in Beth-cl, and 15 water, three days and three nights. them which quere in fouth Ramoth, and !

13 And David laid unto him, To whom them which were in Jattir. Delonged thou! and whenec art thou? And 28 And to them which were in Aroer, and he taid, I am a young man of Egypt, fer to them which recre in Siphmoth, and to tient want to an Ainalekite; and my mailer which were in Ethtemoa. left me, because three days agcre I fell 29 And to them which were in Rachal, and fick.

to them which were in the cities of the Jerali 14 We made an invasion upon the south of meelites, and to them which were in the citie the Cherethites, and upon the coas hich be- of the Kenites. longeth to Judah, and upon the south of Ca. 30 And to them which were in Harmah, ao leb, and we burnt Ziklag with fire.

to them which were in Chor-afhan, and "S And David said unto him, Canft thon them which avere in Athach. hring me down to this company? And he

31 And to them which were to Hebron, kot said, Swcar unto me hy God, that thou wilt to all the places where David hinself and last weither kip me, nor deliver me into the mou were wont to haunt,

CHAP. XXXI.

7 And when the men of Israel that 1 okt hevitg loft his army, and his fons being were on the

other fide of the yalley, and they Hair, he and his armour-bearer kill themselves. that were on the other side Jordan, saw that 8 The Philistines triumph over the dead car- the nien of Israel fled,

and that Saul and his carser.

fons were dead, they forsook the cities and Northern briefings. frauphea soon be here foreign and the Philiftines came and dwelt in he Philitines, and fell down ilain in mount 8 9 And it came to pass on the morrow, giboa.

when the Philistines came to ftrip the fain, Ani the Philiftines followed hard upon that they found Saul and his three fons fallca fal, and upon his fons; and the Philistines in mount Gilboa. lew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi- 9 And they cut off his head, and ftripped hua, Sauls fons.

off his armour, and sent into the land of the And the battle went fore against Saul, Philistines round about, to publith it in the 14 the archers hit him; and he was fore house of their idols, and among the people. rounded of the archets.

10 And they put his armour in the house of 4 Then said Sanl unto his armour-bearer, 'Afhtaroth; and they fastened his body to the Onw thy sword and thruft me through wall of Beth-than. Twith, left there uncircumcised come 11 1 And when the inhabitants of Jabethmathrut me through, and abuse me. But gilead heard of that which the Philiftines had armoor-bearer would not; for he was fore done to Saul, : therefore Saul took a sword, and fell 12 All the valiant men arose, and went all

night, and took the body of Saul, and the And when his armour-bearer saw that bodies of his fons, from the wall' of Beth. ent was dead, he fell likewise upon his fan, and came to Jabeth, and burnt them word, and died with him.

there. $ sa sanl died, and his three sons, and his 13 And they took their bones, and buried

urbesser, and all his men, that tame them under a tree at Jabeth, and fatted seven ay together.

days.

The Second Book of SAMUEL, otherwise called

The Second Book of the KINGS.
CHAP. I.

come upon me, because my life is yet whole Analetite, bringing ridings of the over- in me. to, and accurn him!f of Sauls death, is 10 80 I ftood upon him and flew him, beAna. '17 Datid lamenteth Saul and yona. cause I was sure that he could not live after with a jong.

that he was fallen : and I took the crown Ow it came to pass after the death that was upon his head, and the bracelet that of Saul, when David was returned was on his arm, and have brought them hiFrom the daughter of the Amalek- ther unto my lord, ites, and David had abode two days II Then David took hold on his clothes

and rent them, and likewile all the men - Ucac even to pass on the third day that that were with him.

a man came out of the camp from 12 And they mourned and wept, and faft. aul, ** tres clothesrent, and earth upon his ed until even for Saul, and for Jonathan his Bed jo it was, when he came to David, 1on, and for the people of the LORD, and for

hefch to the earth, and did obeisance. the house of Israel, because they wercfalica

and David said unto him, From whence by the (word. me thou: And he did unto him, Out of 139 And David said unto the young man 1. campo lfraei am leicaped.

that to d him, Whence art thou! And he And David fad unto him, How went the answered, I am the son of a stranger, an Ama.

1 I pray thee tell me. And he an. lekite, come, That ide pcop'e are fled from the 14 And David said unto him, How waft

and mass of the people also are fallen thou not afraid to itretch forth thine hand ta 4 laat, aitu sani and Jonathan his fon are dettroy he Lords anointed ?

15 And David called one of the young 5 And David faid ænto the young man that men, and taid, Go near, and fall upon him,

luz, How nowelt thou that Saul and And he finote him that he died. dan hu fon be dead?

16 And David said unto hin, Thy blocd Atle yonag ntan that told him said, he upon thy head: for thy mouth bath te. llencà by chance upon nount Gil. ftified againt thce, saying, I have flain the brote, Saal leaned upon his ipcar; and, LORDs anointed. triots and horiemen followed bad 17 And a vid lamented with this lamen

tation over Saul, and over Jonatan bision: And then he looked behind him he saw 18 (Alfo he bade thein teach rae children and cailed uito me: and I answered, of Judah the use of the bow; behold, it is

written in the book of Jatner: And he said unto me, Who ar! thou ! 19 The beatity of Israel is slain upon thy 41 anincred him, I am an Amalekite. high places; now are the mighty talen!

Me fud unto me again, Stand, I pray 10 Tellät not in Gatti, publin Hut in **, upon me, and Day ine; for anguüh is the ftreets of Alkelon; left the daughters of

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the Philifines rejoice, left the daughters of

u (And the tiine that David wis king in the uncircumcised triumph.

Hebron over the house of Judah, was ferea 21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no years and six months.) dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor 12 And Abnor, the son of Ner, and the fields of offerings: for there the thield of the servants of lih-botheth, the son of Saul, west mighty is vitely catt away, the shield of Saul, out from Mahanaim to Gibeon. as though he had not been anointed with oil. 13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the

22 from the blood of the lain, from the servants of David, went out, and met together fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turn- by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat doet ed not back, and the sword of Saul returned the one on the one fide of the pool, and the not empty.

other on the other fide of the pool. 23 Saul and Jonathan tverelovely and plea 14 And Abner said to Joab, Let the young sant in their lives, and in their death they men now arise, and play before us. And jual were not divided they were swifter than said, let them arise. cagles, they were stronger than lions.

15 Then there arose, and went over be 24 Ye daughters of Israel weep over Saul, number, twelve of Benjamin, which grigio who clothed you in scarlet, with other de. to Ith-botheth, the fon of Saul, and twelveo lights; who put on ornaments of gold upon the servants of David. your apparel.

16 And they caught every one his fellow by 25 How are the mighty fallen in the midft the head, and thruf his sword in his fellow of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wat lain in lide; so they fell down together: wherefore thine high places.

that place was called Helkath-hazcurity 26 I am dili refled for thee, my brother Jo- which is in Gibeon. pathan; very pleasant' hait thou been unto 17 And there was a very core battle that me: thy love to me was wonderful, paling day; and Abner was beaten, and the mic d the love of women.

Ifrael, before the servants of David. 27 How are the mighty fallen, and the 18 And there were three sons of Zeruak weapons of war perished !

there, Joab and Abithai, and Alahel: and Ala CHAP. II.

hel was as light of foot as a wild roe. » David, liu Gous direction, goeth up to Hebron, 19 And Alahel pursued aiter Abner; and

4 is made king of Judah. 8 Almer maketh in going he turned not to the right hand sur ih-boleth king of lfrael.

to the left from following Abner. A Nd it came to pass after this, that David 20 'Then Abner looked behind him and fails

enquired of the Lord, saying, shall Art thou Asahel? And he answered, I 22 fo up into any of the citics of Judah! And 21 And Abner said to him, Tarn the abde ine LOR? said unto him, Go up. And David to thy right hand or to thy left, and lay the tid, Whither tall I go up? And he said, hold on one of the young men, and take thee unto Hebron.

his armour. But Atabel wonld not turn afide 2 80 David went up. thither, and his two from following of him. wives alfo, Alinoam, the Je-reelitels, and 22 And Abner said again to Afahel, Turn Abigail, Nabals wife, the Carmelite.

thee aside from following me: wharefore 3 And his men that were with him did thould I fmite thee to the ground how thes David bring up, every man with his house. Thould I bold up my face to Joab thy bro holdt: and they dwelt in the cities of He- ther! bron.

23 Howbeit, he refused to turn af de 4 ånd the men of Judah came, and there wherefore Abner, with the hinder end of ex they anointed David king over the house of spear, smote hin under the híth rib, that is Judáli. And they told David, saying, That spear came out behind him; and he fell down the inen of Jabcih-gilcad were they that bu- there, and died in the same place: and I ricu Saul.

came to pass, that as many as came to the S i And David sent messengers unto the place where Alahel fell down and died, terd no of Jabçik-lead, and taid unto them, itill. Bleised be ye of the LORD, that ye have 24 Joab also and Abishai purised after AB thened this kindness unto your lord, even ner and the fun went down when they were unto Saul, and have buried him.

come to the bill of Ammah, that lines before And now the LORD thew kindness and Giah, by the way of the wilderness of Gies, truth unto you: and I also willreguite you this 259 Ánd the children of Benjamin gatijad kinduct, becaule ye have done this thing. themselves together after Abaer, and becam

I'llotfure now let your hands betrength- one troop, and itood ou the top of an hull. ened, and be ye valiant: for your matter 26'Then Abner called to sub, ånd fasd, thu Sala! is ded, and alio the house of Judah the sword devour for ever knoweli thou dat Have anointed ine king over them.

that it will be bitterness in the latter endi 89 But Abner, the son of Ner, captain of how long ihall it be then ere theu bht the peo Sauls hoft, tooklih boshcth, the son of saul, ple return from following their brethren! and brought him over to Mahanairi:

27 And Joab Laid, År God livet, male 2 And he made him king over Gilead; thou hadit spoken, furely then in the mun and over the Aihuites, and over Jerreel, and ing the people bad gone up every ane luns over Sprain, and over Benjamin, and over following his brother. 2N Ifracl.

28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the peo 10 33h-botheth, Sauls fon, avas forty years ple tood Hill, and purred aita ifrad oil whe'rlic began to reign over Israel, and more, neither fought they any nute.

od tvogcars; but the house of Judah 29 And Abner and he mea walked followed David.

that night through the plain, and para

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