13:016:001 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.
13:016:002 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings
and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of
13:016:003 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.
13:016:004 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:
13:016:005 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;
13:016:006 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
13:016:007 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the
LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
13:016:008 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his
deeds among the people.
13:016:009 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his
13:016:010 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that
seek the LORD.
13:016:011 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
13:016:012 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders,
and the judgments of his mouth;
13:016:013 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his
13:016:014 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
13:016:015 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he
commanded to a thousand generations;
13:016:016 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his
oath unto Isaac;
13:016:017 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel
for an everlasting covenant,
13:016:018 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of
13:016:019 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
13:016:020 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom
to another people;
13:016:021 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings
for their sakes,
13:016:022 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
13:016:023 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day
13:016:024 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works
among all nations.
13:016:025 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is
to be feared above all gods.
13:016:026 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made
13:016:027 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness
are in his place.
13:016:028 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the
LORD glory and strength.
13:016:029 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an
offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty
13:016:030 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be
stable, that it be not moved.
13:016:031 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let
men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
13:016:032 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields
rejoice, and all that is therein.
13:016:033 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of
the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
13:016:034 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.
13:016:035 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.
13:016:036 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all
the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
13:016:037 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:
13:016:038 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight;
Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
13:016:039 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the
tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
13:016:040 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;
13:016:041 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;
13:016:042 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.
13:016:043 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David
returned to bless his house.
13:017:001 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
13:017:002 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart;
for God is with thee.
13:017:003 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came
to Nathan, saying,
13:017:004 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt
not build me an house to dwell in:
13:017:005 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.
13:017:006 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?
13:017:007 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
13:017:008 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
13:017:009 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,
13:017:010 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
13:017:011 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
13:017:012 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for
13:017:013 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
13:017:014 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for
ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
13:017:015 According to all these words, and according to all this
vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
13:017:016 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?
13:017:017 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.
13:017:018 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy
servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
13:017:019 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.
13:017:020 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God
beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our
13:017:021 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?
13:017:022 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for
ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
13:017:023 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.
13:017:024 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.
13:017:025 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.
13:017:026 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness
unto thy servant:
13:017:027 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.
13:018:001 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.
13:018:002 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants,
and brought gifts.
13:018:003 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he
went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
13:018:004 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
13:018:005 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king
of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand
13:018:006 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians
became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD
preserved David whithersoever he went.
13:018:007 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants
of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
13:018:008 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.
13:018:009 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all
the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
13:018:010 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.
13:018:011 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.
13:018:012 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in
the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
13:018:013 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became
David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever
13:018:014 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and
justice among all his people.
13:018:015 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat
the son of Ahilud, recorder.
13:018:016 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
13:018:017 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and
the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the
13:019:001 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the
children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.
13:019:002 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.
13:019:003 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?
13:019:004 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.
13:019:005 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.
13:019:006 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
13:019:007 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.
13:019:008 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of
the mighty men.
13:019:009 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.
13:019:010 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.
13:019:011 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.
13:019:012 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.
13:019:013 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.
13:019:014 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the
Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.
13:019:015 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.
13:019:016 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.
13:019:017 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.
13:019:018 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.
13:019:019 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.
13:020:001 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.
13:020:002 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.
13:020:003 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.
13:020:004 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
13:020:005 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.
13:020:006 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
13:020:007 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's
brother slew him.
13:020:008 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the
hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
13:021:001 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to
13:021:002 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.
13:021:003 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?
13:021:004 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore
Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to
13:021:005 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.
13:021:006 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
king's word was abominable to Joab.
13:021:007 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote
13:021:008 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.
13:021:009 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
13:021:010 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
13:021:011 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD,
13:021:012 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
13:021:013 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.
13:021:014 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of
Israel seventy thousand men.
13:021:015 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.
13:021:016 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
13:021:017 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.
13:021:018 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.
13:021:019 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the
name of the LORD.
13:021:020 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons
with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
13:021:021 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.
13:021:022 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.
13:021:023 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.
13:021:024 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.
13:021:025 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of
gold by weight.
13:021:026 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
13:021:027 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword
again into the sheath thereof.
13:021:028 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in
the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed
13:021:029 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.
13:021:030 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.
13:022:001 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this
is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
13:022:002 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.
13:022:003 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;
13:022:004 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of
Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
13:022:005 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.
13:022:006 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build
an house for the LORD God of Israel.
13:022:007 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:
13:022:008 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.
13:022:009 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.
13:022:010 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.
13:022:011 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.
13:022:012 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.
13:022:013 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.
13:022:014 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.
13:022:015 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.
13:022:016 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
13:022:017 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon
his son, saying,
13:022:018 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.
13:022:019 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.
13:023:001 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his
son king over Israel.
13:023:002 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the
priests and the Levites.
13:023:003 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.
13:023:004 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the
work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers
13:023:005 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised
the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to
13:023:006 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi,
namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
13:023:007 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.
13:023:008 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and
13:023:009 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three.
These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
13:023:010 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and
Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
13:023:011 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.
13:023:012 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
13:023:013 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.
13:023:014 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of
the tribe of Levi.
13:023:015 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.
13:023:016 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.
13:023:017 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer
had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
13:023:018 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.
13:023:019 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,
Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
13:023:020 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first and Jesiah the second.
13:023:021 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;
Eleazar, and Kish.
13:023:022 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their
brethren the sons of Kish took them.
13:023:023 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
13:023:024 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
13:023:025 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto
his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
13:023:026 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the
tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
13:023:027 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from
twenty years old and above:
13:023:028 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;
13:023:029 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;
13:023:030 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and
likewise at even:
13:023:031 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
13:023:032 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.
13:024:001 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of
Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
13:024:002 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no
children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's
13:024:003 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.
13:024:004 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.
13:024:005 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.
13:024:006 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
13:024:007 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to
13:024:008 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
13:024:009 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
13:024:010 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
13:024:011 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,
13:024:012 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
13:024:013 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
13:024:014 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
13:024:015 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
13:024:016 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
13:024:017 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to
13:024:018 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to
13:024:019 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.
13:024:020 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of
Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
13:024:021 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was
13:024:022 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.
13:024:023 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,
Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
13:024:024 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.
13:024:025 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah;
13:024:026 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah;
13:024:027 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur,
13:024:028 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
13:024:029 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
13:024:030 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These
were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
13:024:031 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
13:025:001 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
13:025:002 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.
13:025:003 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.
13:025:004 Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and
13:025:005 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.
13:025:006 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.
13:025:007 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.
13:025:008 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as
the great, the teacher as the scholar.
13:025:009 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second
to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:
13:025:010 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:011 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:012 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:013 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:014 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:015 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:016 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:017 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:018 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:019 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:020 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:021 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:022 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:023 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:024 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
13:025:025 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
13:025:026 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:027 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
13:025:028 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
13:025:029 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
13:025:030 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
13:025:031 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve.
13:026:001 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was
Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
13:026:002 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn,
Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
13:026:003 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
13:026:004 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn,
Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth,
and Nethaneel the fifth.
13:026:005 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth:
for God blessed him.
13:026:006 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled
throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men
13:026:007 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad,
whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
13:026:008 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.
13:026:009 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
13:026:010 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;)
13:026:011 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth:
all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.
13:026:012 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.
13:026:013 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according
to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
13:026:014 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his
son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out
13:026:015 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
13:026:016 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the
gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward
13:026:017 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward
four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
13:026:018 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
13:026:019 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore,
and among the sons of Merari.
13:026:020 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house
of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
13:026:021 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite
Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were
13:026:022 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were
over the treasures of the house of the LORD.
13:026:023 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the
13:026:024 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of
13:026:025 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah
his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith
13:026:026 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.
13:026:027 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain
the house of the LORD.
13:026:028 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.
13:026:029 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward
business over Israel, for officers and judges.
13:026:030 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.
13:026:031 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
13:026:032 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.
13:027:001 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
13:027:002 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the
son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four
13:027:003 Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of
the host for the first month.
13:027:004 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.
13:027:005 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.
13:027:006 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and
above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
13:027:007 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.
13:027:008 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the
Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
13:027:009 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of
Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four
13:027:010 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.
13:027:011 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the
Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and
13:027:012 The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the
Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.
13:027:013 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the
Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.
13:027:014 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.
13:027:015 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the
Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and
13:027:016 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:
13:027:017 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites,
13:027:018 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar,
Omri the son of Michael:
13:027:019 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth
the son of Azriel:
13:027:020 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the
half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:
13:027:021 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of
Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
13:027:022 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of
the tribes of Israel.
13:027:023 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.
13:027:024 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.
13:027:025 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
13:027:026 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of
the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:
13:027:027 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over the
increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the
13:027:028 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:
13:027:029 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:
13:027:030 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the
asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
13:027:031 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the
rulers of the substance which was king David's.
13:027:032 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
13:027:033 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the
Archite was the king's companion:
13:027:034 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and
Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.
13:028:001 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.
13:028:002 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
13:028:003 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
13:028:004 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:
13:028:005 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.
13:028:006 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.
13:028:007 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be
constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this
13:028:008 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.
13:028:009 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
13:028:010 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house
for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
13:028:011 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,
13:028:012 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:
13:028:013 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.
13:028:014 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:
13:028:015 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.
13:028:016 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for
every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:
13:028:017 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
13:028:018 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
13:028:019 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing
by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.
13:028:020 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.
13:028:021 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
13:029:001 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.
13:029:002 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
13:029:003 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.
13:029:004 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:
13:029:005 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?
13:029:006 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,
13:029:007 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.
13:029:008 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
13:029:009 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.
13:029:010 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.
13:029:011 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.
13:029:012 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.
13:029:013 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious
13:029:014 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.
13:029:015 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.
13:029:016 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.
13:029:017 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.
13:029:018 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:
13:029:019 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
13:029:020 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.
13:029:021 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:
13:029:022 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.
13:029:023 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of
David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
13:029:024 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons
likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the
13:029:025 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.
13:029:026 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
13:029:027 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.
13:029:028 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and
honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
13:029:029 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,
13:029:030 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over
him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the
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