Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version


CHAPTERS:  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]  [6]  [7]  [8]  [9]  [10]  [11]  [12]  [13]  [14]  [15]  [16]  [17]  [18]  [19]  [20]  [21]  [22]  [23]  [24]  [25]  [26]  [27]  [28]  [29]


1st. Chronicles 1

1Adam, Sheth, Enosh, 2Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 3Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth. 5The sons of Japheth; Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal, and Meshech and Tiras. 6And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz and Riphath and Togarmah. 7And the sons of Javan; Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim. 8The sons of Ham; Cush and Mizraim, Put and Canaan. 9And the sons of Cush; Seba and Havilah and Sabta and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba and Dedan. 10And Cush was the father of Nimrod: he began to be mighty on the earth. 11And Mizraim was the father of Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim, 12And Pathrusim and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim. 13And Canaan was the father of Zidon his firstborn and Heth, 14The Jebusite also and the Amorite and the Girgashite, 15And the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite, 16And the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite. 17The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur and Arphaxad and Lud and Aram and Uz and Hul and Gether and Meshech. 18And Arphaxad was the father of Shelah and Shelah was the father of Eber. 19And to Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan. 20And Joktan was the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah, 21Hadoram also and Uzal and Diklah, 22And Ebal and Abimael and Sheba, 23And Ophir and Havilah and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.24Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27Abram; the same isAbraham.

28The sons of Abraham; Isaac and Ishmael. 29These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam, 30Mishma and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema, 31Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael. 32Now these are sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba and Dedan. 33And the sons of Midian; Ephah and Epher and Henoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah. 34And Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel. 35The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel and Jeush and Jaalam and Korah. 36The sons of Eliphaz; Teman and Omar, Zephi and Gatam, Kenaz and Timna and Amalek. 37The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. 38And the sons of Seir; Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah and Dishon and Ezer, and Dishan. 39And the sons of Lotan; Hori and Homam: and Timna was Lotan's sister. 40The sons of Shobal; Alian and Manahath and Ebal, Shephi and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah. 41The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran. 42The sons of Ezer; Bilhan and Zavan andJakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran. 43Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 44And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place. 45And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 46And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, who struck Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place: and the name of his city was Avith. 47And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 48And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his place. 49And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 50And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his place: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 51Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth, 52Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, 53Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,54Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.


Chapter 2

1These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar and Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 3The sons of Judah; Er and Onan and Shelah: these three were born to him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he killed him. 4And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five. 5The sons of Pharez; Hezron and Hamul. 6And the sons of Zerah; Zimri and Ethan and Heman and Calcol and Dara: five of them in all. 7And the sons of Carmi; Achan, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the accursed thing. 8And the sons of Ethan; Azariah. 9The sons also of Hezron, who were born to him; Jerahmeel and Ram and Chelubai. 10And Ram was the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah; 11And Nahshon was the father of Salma and Salma was the father of Boaz, 12And Boaz was the father of Obed and Obed was the father of Jesse, 13And Jesse was the father of his firstborn Eliab and Abinadab the second and Shimma the third, 14Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15Ozem the sixth, David the seventh: 16Whose sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai and Joab and Asahel, three. 17And Abigail bore Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.

18And Caleb the son of Hezron fathered children by Azubah his wife and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher and Shobab and Ardon. 19And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took to him Ephrath, who bore him Hur. 20And Hur was the father of Uri and Uri was the father of Bezaleel. 21And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old; and she bore Segub to him. 22And Segub was the father of Jair, who had twenty three cities in the land of Gilead. 23And he took Geshur and Aram and its towns sixty cities, from them, with Kenath, the towns of Jair. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 24And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bore Ashur the father of Tekoa to him. 25And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn and Bunah and Oren and Ozem and Ahijah. 26Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz and Jamin and Eker.28And the sons of Onam were, Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab and Abishur. 29And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail and she bore Ahban and Molid to him. 30And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children. 31And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai. 32And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether and Jonathan: and Jether died without children. 33And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.34Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha. 35And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as a wife; and she bore Attai to him. 36And Attai was the father of Nathan and Nathan was the father of Zabad, 37And Zabad was the father of Ephlal and Ephlal was the father of Obed, 38And Obed was the father of Jehu and Jehu was the father of Azariah, 39And Azariah was the father of Helez and Helez was the father of Eleasah, 40And Eleasah was the father of Sisamai and Sisamai was the father of Shallum, 41And Shallum was the father of Jekamiah and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama. 42Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43And the sons of Hebron; Korah and Tappuah and Rekem and Shema. 44And Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Bethzur. 46And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran and Moza and Gazez: and Haran was the father of Gazez. 47And the sons of Jahdai; Regem and Jotham and Geshan and Pelet and Ephah and Shaaph. 48Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah. 50These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim, 51Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader. 52And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh and half of the Manahethites. 53And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites and the Puhites and the Shumathites and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites and the Eshtaulites. 54The sons of Salma; Bethlehem and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites. 55And the families of the scribes who dwelled at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites and Suchathites. These are the Kenites who came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.


Chapter 3

1Now these were the sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess: 2The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith: 3The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by his wife Eglah. 4These six were born to him in Hebron; and he reigned there seven years and six months: and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty three years. 5And these were born to him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab and Nathan and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel: 6Ibhar also and Elishama, and Eliphelet, 7And Nogah and Nepheg and Japhia, 8And Elishama and Eliada and Eliphelet, nine. 9These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines and Tamar their sister.

10And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son, 11Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son, 12Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son, 13Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son, 14Amon his son, Josiah his son. 15And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. 17And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son, 18Malchiram also and Pedaiah and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah. 19And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam and Hananiah and Shelomith their sister: 20And Hashubah and Ohel and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushabhesed, five. 21And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah. 22And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush and Igeal and Bariah and Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai and Hezekiah and Azrikam, three. 24And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah and Eliashib and Pelaiah and Akkub and Johanan and Dalaiah and Anani, seven.


Chapter 4

1The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron and Carmi and Hur and Shobal. 2And Reaiah the son of Shobal was the father of Jahath; and Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. 3And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel and Ishma and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi: 4And Penuel the father of Gedor and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem. 5And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6And Naarah bore him Ahuzam and Hepher and Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.7And the sons of Helah were, Zereth and Jezoar and Ethnan. 8And Coz was the father of Anub and Zobebah and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 9And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow. 10And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my coast and that your hand might be with me and that you would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

11And Chelub the brother of Shuah was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.12And Eshton was the father of Bethrapha and Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah. 13And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; Hathath. 14And Meonothai was the father of Ophrah: and Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen. 15And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz. 16And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asareel. 17And the sons of Ezra were, Jether and Mered and Epher, and Jalon: and she bore Miriam and Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18And his wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor and Heber the father of Socho and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, who Mered took. 19And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon and Rinnah, Benhanan and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth and Benzoheth. 21The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah and Laadah the father of Mareshah and the families of the house of them who worked fine linen, of the house of Ashbea, 22And Jokim and the men of Chozeba and Joash and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things. 23These were the potters and those who dwelled among plants and hedges: there they dwelled with the king for his work.

24The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah and Shaul: 25Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers had not many children, neither did all their family multiply like the children of Judah. 28And they dwelled at Beersheba and Moladah and Hazarshual, 29And at Bilhah and at Ezem and at Tolad, 30And at Bethuel and at Hormah and at Ziklag, 31And at Bethmarcaboth and Hazarsusim and at Bethbirei and at Shaaraim. These were their cities to the reign of David. 32And their villages were, Etam and Ain, Rimmon and Tochen and Ashan, five cities: 33And all their villages that were round about the same cities, to Baal. These were their habitations and their genealogy. 34And Meshobab and Jamlech and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35And Joel and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36And Elioenai and Jaakobah and Jeshohaiah and Asaiah and Adiel and Jesimiel and Benaiah, 37And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;38These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly. 39And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40And they found good and fat pasture and the land was wide and quiet and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelled there of old. 41And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and struck their tents and the habitations that were found there and utterly destroyed them to this day and dwelled in their room: because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42And some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah and Neariah and Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43And they struck the rest of the Amalekites who were escaped and dwelled there to this day.


Chapter 5

1Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. 2For Judah prevailed above his brothers and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:) 3The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. 4The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son, 6Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpileser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites. 7And his brothers by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel and Zechariah, 8And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelled in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baalmeon: 9And he inhabited eastward to the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10And they made war with the Hagarites in the days of Saul, who fell by their hand: and they dwelled in their tents throughout all the east land of Gilead. 11And the children of Gad dwelled opposite them, in the land of Bashan to Salchah: 12Joel the chief and Shapham the next, and Jaanai and Shaphat in Bashan. 13And their brothers of the house of their fathers were, Michael and Meshullam and Sheba and Jorai and Jachan and Zia and Heber, seven. 14These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers. 16And they dwelled in Gilead in Bashan and in her towns and in all the suburbs of Sharon, on their borders. 17All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

18The sons of Reuben and the Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh were forty four thousand seven hundred sixty of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword and to shoot with bow and skilful in war, who went out to the war. 19And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur and Nephish and Nodab. 20And they were helped against them and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand and all who were with them: for they cried to God in the battle and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in him. 21And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand and of sheep two hundred fifty thousand and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred thousand. 22For there many fell down slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelled in their places until the captivity. 23And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelled in the land: they increased from Bashan to Baalhermon and Senir and to Mount Hermon. 24And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher and Ishi, and Eliel and Azriel and Jeremiah and Hodaviah and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men and heads of the house of their fathers. 25And they transgressed against the God of their fathers and went whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them. 26And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria and the spirit of Tilgathpileser king of Assyria and he carried them away, even the Reubenites and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh and brought them to Halah and Habor and Hara and to the river Gozan, to this day.


Chapter 6

1The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath and Merari. 2And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel. 3And the children of Amram; Aaron and Moses and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 4Eleazar was the father of Phinehas, Phinehas was the father of Abishua, 5And Abishua was the father of Bukki and Bukki was the father of Uzzi, 6And Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah and Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth,7Meraioth was the father of Amariah and Amariah was the father of Ahitub, 8And Ahitub was the father of Zadok and Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz, 9And Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah and Azariah was the father of Johanan, 10And Johanan was the father of Azariah, (he it is who executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:) 11And Azariah was the father of Amariah and Amariah was the father of Ahitub, 12And Ahitub was the father of Zadok and Zadok was the father of Shallum, 13And Shallum was the father of Hilkiah and Hilkiah was the father of Azariah, 14And Azariah was the father of Seraiah and Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak, 15And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. 16The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath and Merari. 17And these are the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni and Shimei. 18And the sons of Kohath were, Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel. 19The sons of Merari; Mahli and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers. 20Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son. 22The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23Elkanah his son and Ebiasaph his son and Assir his son, 24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son and Shaul his son. 25And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai and Ahimoth. 26As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son and Nahath his son, 27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 28And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni and Abiah. 29The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son, 30Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

31And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark had rest. 32And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order. 33And these are they who waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel, 34The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah, 35The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 36The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 37The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 38The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. 39And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea, 40The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,41The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi. 44And their brothers the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer, 47The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi. 48Their brothers also the Levites were appointed to all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 49But Aaron and his sons offered on the altar of the burnt offering and on the altar of incense and were appointed for all the work of the most holyplace and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 50And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

54Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot. 55And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah and the suburbs of it round about it. 56But the fields of the city and the villages of it, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 57And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge and Libnah with its suburbs and Jattir and Eshtemoa, with its suburbs, 58And Hilen with its suburbs, Debir with its suburbs, 59And Ashan with its suburbs and Bethshemesh with its suburbs: 60And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs and Alemeth with its suburbs and Anathoth with its suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities. 61And to the sons of Kohath, who were left of the family of that tribe, cities were given out of the half tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities by lot. 62And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher and out of the tribe of Naphtali and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 63To the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben and out of the tribe of Gad and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. 64And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs. 65And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names. 66And the rest of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim. 67And they gave to them, the cities of refuge, Shechem in Mount Ephraim with its suburbs; also Gezer with its suburbs, 68And Jokmeam with its suburbs and Bethhoron with its suburbs, 69And Aijalon with its suburbs and Gathrimmon with its suburbs: 70And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with its suburbs and Bileam with its suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath. 71Golan in Bashan with its suburbs and Ashtaroth with its suburbs to the sons of Gershom out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, 72And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with its suburbs, Daberath with its suburbs, 73And Ramoth with its suburbs and Anem with its suburbs: 74And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with its suburbs and Abdon with its suburbs, 75And Hukok with its suburbs and Rehob with its suburbs: 76And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs and Hammon with its suburbs and Kirjathaim with its suburbs. 77Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with its suburbs, Tabor with its suburbs: 78And on the other side of the Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given to them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with its suburbs and Jahzah with its suburbs, 79Kedemoth also with its suburbs and Mephaath with its suburbs: 80And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with its suburbs and Mahanaim with its suburbs, 81And Heshbon with its suburbs and Jazer with its suburbs.


Chapter 7

1Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola and Puah, Jashub and Shimron, four. 2And the sons of Tola; Uzzi and Rephaiah and Jeriel and Jahmai and Jibsam and Shemuel, heads of their father Tola's house: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number in the days of David was twenty two thousand six hundred. 3And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael and Obadiah and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men. 4And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, thirty six thousand men: for they had many wives and sons. 5And their brothers among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might eighty seven thousand, reckoned in all by their genealogies. 6The sons of Benjamin; Bela and Becher and Jediael, three.7And the sons of Bela; Ezbon and Uzzi and Uzziel and Jerimoth and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valor twenty two thousand thirty four; and were reckoned by their genealogies. 8And the sons of Becher; Zemira and Joash and Eliezer and Elioenai and Omri and Jerimoth and Abiah and Anathoth and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.9And the number of them was twenty thousand two hundred, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valor. 10The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush and Benjamin and Ehud and Chenaanah and Zethan and Tharshish, and Ahishahar. 11All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers were seventeen thousand two hundred soldiers, mighty men of valor, fit to go out for war and battle. 12Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir and Hushim, the sons of Aher. 13The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni and Jezer and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah. 14The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bore Machir the father of Gilead: 15And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name wasMaachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters. 16And Maachah the wife of Machir bore a son and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. 18And his sister Hammoleketh bore Ishod and Abiezer and Mahalah. 19And the sons of Shemida were, Ahian and Shechem and Likhi and Aniam.

20And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah and Bered his son and Tahath his son and Eladah his son and Tahath his son, 21And Zabad his son and Shuthelah his son and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath who were born in that land killed, because they came down to take away their cattle. 22And Ephraim their father mourned many days and his brothers came to comfort him. 23And when he went in to his wife, she conceived and bore a son and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house. 24(And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the lower and the upper and Uzzensherah.) 25And Rephah was his son, also Resheph and Telah his son and Tahan his son, 26Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27Non his son, Jehoshua his son. 28And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the its towns and eastward Naaran and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, to Gaza and its towns: 29And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelled the children of Joseph the son of Israel. 30The sons of Asher; Imnah and Isuah and Ishuai and Beriah and Serah their sister. 31And the sons of Beriah; Heber and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith. 32And Heber was the father of Japhlet and Shomer and Hotham and Shua their sister. 33And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach and Bimhal and Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet. 34And the sons of Shamer; Ahi and Rohgah, Jehubbah and Aram. 35And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah and Imna and Shelesh and Amal. 36The sons of Zophah; Suah and Harnepher, and Shual and Beri and Imrah, 37Bezer and Hod and Shamma and Shilshah and Ithran and Beera. 38And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh and Pispah and Ara. 39And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel and Rezia. 40All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valor, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them was twenty six thousand men who were apt to the war and to battle.


Chapter 8

1Now Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second and Aharah the third, 2Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth. 3And the sons of Bela were, Addar and Gera and Abihud, 4And Abishua and Naaman and Ahoah, 5And Gera and Shephuphan and Huram. 6And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba and they removed them to Manahath: 7And Naaman and Ahiah and Gera, he removed them and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8And Shaharaim fathered children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives. 9And Jobab and Zibia and Mesha and Malchamwere born to him of Hodesh his wife, 10And Jeuz and Shachia and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers. 11And of Hushim were born to him Abitub and Elpaal. 12The sons of Elpaal; Eber and Misham and Shamed, who built Ono and Lod, with the towns of it: 13Beriah also and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath: 14And Ahio, Shashak and Jeremoth, 15And Zebadiah and Arad and Ader, 16And Michael and Ispah and Joha, the sons of Beriah; 17And Zebadiah and Meshullam and Hezeki and Heber, 18Ishmerai also and Jezliah and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal; 19And Jakim and Zichri and Zabdi, 20And Elienai and Zilthai and Eliel, 21And Adaiah and Beraiah and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi; 22And Ishpan and Heber and Eliel, 23And Abdon, and Zichri and Hanan, 24And Hananiah and Elam and Antothijah, 25And Iphedeiah and Penuel, the sons of Shashak; 26And Shamsherai and Shehariah and Athaliah, 27And Jaresiah and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham. 28These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These dwelled in Jerusalem. 29And at Gibeon dwelled the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name was Maachah: 30And his firstborn son Abdon and Zur and Kish and Baal and Nadab, 31And Gedor and Ahio and Zacher. 32And Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. And these also dwelled with their brothers in Jerusalem, opposite them.

33And Ner was the father of Kish and Kish was the father of Saul and Saul was the father of Jonathan and Malchishua and Abinadab and Eshbaal. 34And the son of Jonathan wasMeribbaal; and Meribbaal was the father of Micah. 35And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech and Tarea and Ahaz. 36And Ahaz was the father of Jehoadah; and Jehoadah was the father of Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza, 37And Moza was the father of Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son: 38And Azel had six sons, whose names are Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second and Eliphelet the third. 40And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers and had many sons and sons' sons, a hundred fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin.


Chapter 9

1So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression. 2Now the first inhabitants who dwelled in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites and the Nethinims. 3And in Jerusalem dwelled of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh; 4Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah. 5And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn and his sons. 6And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel and their brothers, six hundred ninety. 7And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah, 8And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah; 9And their brothers, according to their generations, nine hundred fifty six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers. 10And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib and Jachin, 11And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God; 12And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;13And their brothers, heads of the house of their fathers, one thousand seven hundred sixty; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

14And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15And Bakbakkar, Heresh and Galal and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph; 16And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who dwelled in the villages of the Netophathites. 17And the porters were, Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their brothers: Shallum was the chief; 18That before waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi. 19And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah and his brothers, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry. 20And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past and the LORD was with him. 21And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 22All thesewho were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer ordained in their set office. 23So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by positions. 24In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north and south. 25And their brothers, who were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them. 26For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in theirset office and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. 27And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was on them and the opening of it every morning pertained to them. 28And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by number. 29Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels and all the instruments of the sanctuary and the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the frankincense, and the spices. 30And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices. 31And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans. 32And other of their brothers, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the show bread, to prepare it every sabbath. 33And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chamberswere free: for they were employed in that work day and night. 34These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelled at Jerusalem.

35And in Gibeon dwelled the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was Maachah:36And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur and Kish and Baal and Ner and Nadab, 37And Gedor and Ahio, and Zechariah and Mikloth. 38And Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. And they also dwelled with their brothers at Jerusalem, opposite their brothers. 39And Ner was the father of Kish; and Kish was the father of Saul; and Saul was the father of Jonathan and Malchishua and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. 40And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal was the father of Micah. 41And the sons of Micah were, Pithon and Melech and Tahrea and Ahaz.42And Ahaz was the father of Jarah; and Jarah was the father of Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza; 43And Moza was the father of Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael, and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.


Chapter 10

1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in Mount Gilboa. 2And the Philistines followed hard after Saul and after his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. 3And the battle went sore against Saul and the archers hit him and he was wounded by the archers. 4Then said Saul to his armorbearer, Draw your sword and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword and fell on it. 5And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on the sword and died. 6So Saul died and his three sons and all his house died together. 7And when all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that they fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelled in them.

8And it was on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in Mount Gilboa. 9And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armor and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry news to their idols, and to the people. 10And they put his armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon. 11And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12They arose, all the valiant men and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh and fasted seven days. 13So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he did not keep and also for asking counsel of one who had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; 14And did not enquire of the LORD: therefore he killed him and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.


Chapter 11

1Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. 2And also in time past, even when Saul was king, you were he who led out and brought in Israel: and the LORD your God said to you, You shall feed my people Israel and you shall be ruler over my people Israel. 3Therefore all the elders of Israel came to the king in Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel. 4And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were the inhabitants of the land.5And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, You shall not come here. But David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David. 6And David said, Whoever strikes the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up and was chief. 7And David dwelled in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David. 8And he built the city round about, even from Milo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9So David grew greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

10These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel. 11And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, a Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred killed by him at one time. 12And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men. 13He was with David at Pasdammim and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines. 14And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel and delivered it and killed the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great deliverance. 15Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines camped in the valley of Rephaim. 16And David was then in the hold and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem. 17And David longed and said, Oh that one would give me a drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate! 18And the three broke through the host of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate and took it and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD, 19And said, May God forbid it to me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men who have put their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things these three mightiest did. 20And Abishai the brother of Joab was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he killed them and had a name among the three. 21Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: but he attained not to the first three. 22Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he killed two lion like men of Moab: also he went down and killed a lion in a pit in a snowy day. 23And he killed an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear. 24These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did and had the name among the three mighty men. 25Behold, he was honorable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard. 26Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 27Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, 28Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite, 29Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 30Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite, 31Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite, 32Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite, 33Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite, 34The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite, 35Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur, 36Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite, 37Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai, 38Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri, 39Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armorbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah, 40Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 41Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai, 42Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites and thirty with him, 43Hanan the son of Maachah and Joshaphat the Mithnite, 44Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite, 45Jediael the son of Shimri and Joha his brother, the Tizite, 46Eliel the Mahavite and Jeribai and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite, 47Eliel and Obed and Jasiel the Mesobaite.


Chapter 12

1Now these are those who came to David to Ziklag, while he still kept himself enclosed because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war. 2They were armed with bows and could use both the right and left hand in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brothers of Benjamin. 3The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite, 4And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty and over the thirty; and Jeremiah and Jahaziel and Johanan and Josabad the Gederathite, 5Eluzai and Jerimoth and Bealiah and Shemariah and Shephatiah the Haruphite,6Elkanah and Jesiah and Azareel and Joezer and Jashobeam, the Korhites, 7And Joelah and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor. 8And of the Gadites there they separated themselves to David in the hold to the wilderness men of might and men of war fit for the battle, who could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions and were as swift as the roes on the mountains; 9Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third, 10Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth, 11Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, 12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 13Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh. 14These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over a hundred and the greatest over a thousand. 15These are those who went over the Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east and toward the west. 16And the children of Benjamin and Judah came there to the hold to David. 17And David went out to meet them and answered and said to them, If you are come peaceably to me to help me, my heart shall be knit to you: but if you are come to betray me to my enemies, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers look on it and rebuke it. 18Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains and he said, David, we are yours and on your side, you son of Jesse: peace, peace be to you and peace be to your helpers; for your God helps you. Then David received them and made them captains of the band. 19And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they did not help them: for the lords of the Philistines on advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads. 20As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah and Jozabad and Jediael and Michael and Jozabad and Elihu and Zilthai, captains of the thousands who were of Manasseh. 21And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the host. 22For at that time, day by day, there came some to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

23And these are the numbers of the bands who were ready armed to the war and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD. 24The children of Judah who bore shields and spears were six thousand eight hundred, ready armed to the war. 25Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valor for the war, seven thousand one hundred. 26Of the children of Levi four thousand six hundred. 27And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites and with him were three thousand seven hundred; 28And Zadok, a young man mighty of valor and twenty two captains of his father's house. 29And of the children of Benjamin, the family of Saul, three thousand: And previously the greatest part of them had kept the guard post of the house of Saul. 30And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand eight hundred, mighty men of valor, famous throughout the house of their fathers. 31And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were expressed by name to come and make David king. 32And of the children of Issachar, who were men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brothers were at their commandment. 33Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, who could keep rank: they were not of a double heart. 34And a thousand captains of Naphtali and with them shields and spears thirty seven thousand. 35And of the Danites expert in war twenty eight thousand six hundred. 36And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand. 37And on the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, a hundred twenty thousand. 38All these men of war, who could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and also all the rest of Israel were of one heart to make David king. 39And they were with David there three days, eating and drinking: for their brothers had prepared for them. 40Also those who were near them, even to Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses and on camels and on mules and on oxen and meat, meal, cakes of figs and bunches of raisins and wine and oil and oxen and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.


Chapter 13

1And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds and with every leader. 2And David said to all the congregation of Israel, If it seems good to you and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad to our brothers every where, who are left in all the land of Israel and with them also to the priests and Levites who are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves to us: 3And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we did not enquire at it in the days of Saul. 4And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people. 5So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even to the entering of Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.6And David went up and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring the ark of the LORD God, who dwells between the cherubim up from there, whose name is called on it. 7And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart. 8And David and all Israel played before God with all their might and with singing and with harps and with psalteries and with timbrels and with cymbals and with trumpets.

9And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. 10And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza and he struck him, because he put his hand on the ark: and there he died before God. 11And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach on Uzza: therefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day. 12And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me? 13So David did not bring the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite. 14And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.


Chapter 14

1Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build a house for him. 2And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel. 3And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David was the father of more sons and daughters. 4Now these are the names of his children who he had in Jerusalem; Shammua and Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, 5And Ibhar and Elishua and Elpalet, 6And Nogah and Nepheg and Japhia, 7And Elishama and Beeliada and Eliphalet.

8And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard it and went out against them. 9And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 10And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and will you deliver them into my hand? And the LORD said to him, Go up; for I will deliver them into your hand. 11So they came up to Baalperazim; and David struck them there. Then David said, God has broken in on my enemies by my hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim. 12And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment and they were burned with fire. 13And the Philistines spread themselves abroad again in the valley.14Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said to him, Do not go up after them; turn away from them and come on them opposite the mulberry trees. 15And it shall be, when you shall hear a sound of rushing in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall go out to battle: for God is gone out before you to strike the host of the Philistines. 16David therefore did as God commanded him: and they struck the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. 17And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him on all nations.


Chapter 15

1And David built his houses in the city of David and prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it. 2Then David said, No one ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for the LORD has chosen them to carry the ark of God and to minister to him for ever. 3And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD to its place, which he had prepared for it. 4And David assembled the children of Aaron and the Levites: 5One hundred twenty of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief and his brothers: 6Two hundred twenty of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief and his brothers: 7One hundred thirty of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brothers: 8Two hundred of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief and his brothers: 9Eighty of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief and his brothers:10One hundred twelve of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief and his brothers. 11And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah and Joel, Shemaiah and Eliel and Amminadab, 12And said to them, you are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers, that you may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place that I have prepared for it. 13Because you did not do it at first, the LORD our God made a breach on us, because we did not seek him after the due order. 14So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel. 15And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with the staves on it, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD. 16And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up their voices with joy. 17So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brothers, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 18And their brothers of the second degree with them, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel and Unni, Eliab and Benaiah and Maaseiah and Mattithiah and Elipheleh and Mikneiah and Obededom and Jeiel, the porters. 19So the singers, Heman, Asaph and Ethan, were appointed to sound with the cymbals of brass; 20And Zechariah, and Aziel and Shemiramoth and Jehiel and Unni and Eliab and Maaseiah and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth; 21And Mattithiah and Elipheleh and Mikneiah and Obededom and Jeiel and Azaziah, with harps to excel on the Sheminith. 22And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites because he was skilful, prepared the song and he instructed about the song,. 23And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.24And Shebaniah and Jehoshaphat and Nethaneel and Amasai and Zechariah and Benaiah and Eliezer, the priests, blew with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were door keepers for the ark.

25So David and the elders of Israel and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy. 26And it was, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams. 27And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen and even so all the Levites who bore the ark and the singers and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had on him an ephod of linen. 28Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting and with sound of the cornet and with trumpets and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps. 29And it was, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.


Chapter 16

1So 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. 2And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 3And 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. 4And 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: 5Asaph 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; 6Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

7Then on that day David delivered this first psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brothers to thank the LORD.

8Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the people. 9Sing to him, sing psalms to him, talk of all his wondrous works. 10Glory in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice who seek the LORD. 11Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 12Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth; 13O you seed of Israel his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. 15Be mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations; 16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham and of his oath to Isaac; 17And confirmed the same to Jacob for a law and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18Saying, I will give to you the land of Canaan the lot of your inheritance; 19When you were but few, even a few and foreigners were in it. 20And when they went from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another people; 21He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, 22Saying, Do not touch my anointed and do no harm to my prophets. 23Sing to the LORD, all the earth; show forth his salvation from day to day. 24Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvelous works among all nations. 25For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised: he is also to be feared above all gods. 26For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. 27Glory and honor are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place. 28Give to the LORD, you family of the people, give to the LORD glory and strength. 29Give to the LORD the glory due to his name: bring an offering and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.30Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, so that it will not be moved. 31Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigns. 32Let the sea and its fulness roar: let the fields rejoice and all that is in them. 33Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he comes to judge the earth. 34O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever. 35And say, Save us, O God of our salvation and gather us together and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. 36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen and praised the LORD.

37So he left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD , to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required: 38And Obededom with their sixty eight brothers; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: 39And Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon, 40To offer burnt offerings to the LORD on 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; 41And with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endures for ever; 42And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters. 43And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.


Chapter 17

1Now it was, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in a house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remains under curtains. 2Then Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you. 3And it was the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, 4Go and tell David my servant, Thus says the LORD, You shall not build a house for me to dwell in: 5For I have not dwelled in a house since the day that I brought up Israel to this day; but have gone from tent to tent and from one tabernacle to another. 6Where ever I have walked with all Israel, Did I speak a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have you not built me a house of cedars? 7Now therefore you shall say thus to my servant David, Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that you should be ruler over my people Israel: 8And I have been with you wherever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you and have made you a name like the name of the great men who are in the earth. 9Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel and will plant them and they shall dwell in their place and shall not be moved any more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning, 10And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies. Furthermore I am telling you that the LORD will build you a house. 11And it shall come to pass, when your days are expired that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will raise up your seed after you, who shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. 12He shall build me a house and I will establish his throne for ever. 13I 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 who was before you: 14But I will settle him in my house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore. 15According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.

16And David the king came and sat before the LORD and said, What am I, O LORD God and what is my house, that you have brought me this far? 17And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O God; for you have also spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God. 18What can David speak more to you for the honor of your servant? for you know your servant. 19O LORD, for your servant's sake and according to your own heart, you have done all this greatness, in making known all these great things. 20O LORD, there is no one like you, neither is there any God beside you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 21And what one nation in the earth is like your people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make you a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before your people, whom you have redeemed out of Egypt? 22For you made your people Israel your own people for ever; and you, LORD, became their God. 23Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house be established for ever and do as you have said. 24Let it even be established, that your 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 your servant be established before you. 25For you, O my God, have told your servant that you will build him a house: therefore your servant has found in his heart to pray before you. 26And now, LORD, you are God and have promised this goodness to your servant: 27Now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may be before you for ever: for when you bless, O LORD, it shall be blessed for ever.


Chapter 18

1Now after this it was, that David struck the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines. 2And he struck Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts. 3And as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates David struck Hadarezer king of Zobah as far as Hamath. 4And David took a thousand chariots and seven thousand horsemen and twenty thousand footmen from him: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them a hundred chariots. 5And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David killed twenty two thousand of the Syrian men. 6Then David put garrisons in Syria-Damascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whereever he went. 7And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8Likewise from Tibhath and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, David brought very much brass, with which Solomon made the brasen sea and the pillars and the vessels of brass.

9Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had struck all the army of Hadarezer king of Zobah; 10He sent Hadoram his son to king David and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass, to enquire of his welfare and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer and defeated him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou). 11Those also king David dedicated to 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. 12Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah killed eighteen thousand of the Edomites in the valley of salt. 13And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David where ever he went. 14So David reigned over all Israel and executed judgment and justice among all his people. 15And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder. 16And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe; 17And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.


Chapter 19

1Now it was after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died and his son reigned in his stead. 2And David said, I will shew kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed 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. 3But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? are not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land? 4Therefore Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks and sent them away. 5Then someone went and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Wait at Jericho until your beards are grown and then return.

6And 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 chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia and out of Syria-Maachah and out of Zobah. 7So they hired thirty 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. 8And when David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the host of the mighty men. 9And 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. 10Now 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 Arameans. 11And the rest of the people he delivered to the hand of Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array against the children of Ammon. 12And he said, If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me: but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you. 13Be 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. 14So Joab and the people that were with him drew near before the Arameans to the battle; and they fled before him. 15And when the children of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem. 16And when the Arameans saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers and drew forth the Arameans that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them. 17And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel and passed over the Jordan, and came on them and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Arameans, they fought with him. 18But the Arameans fled before Israel; and David killed of the Arameans seven thousand men who fought in chariots and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host. 19And 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 did the Arameans help the children of Ammon any more.


Chapter 20

1And it was, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led the power of the army out and wasted the country of the children of Ammon and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab struck Rabbah and destroyed it. 2And 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 exceedingly great spoil out of the city. 3And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws and with harrows of iron and with axes. Even so David dealt with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

4And it was after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, who was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. 5And 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. 6And yet again there was war at Gath, where a man of great stature was, whose fingers and toes were twenty four, six on each hand and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant. 7But When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother killed him. 8These were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.


Chapter 21

1And Satan stood up against Israel and provoked David to number Israel. 2And 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. 3And Joab answered, The LORD make his people a hundred times so many more as they are: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? why then does my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel? 4Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Therefore Joab departed and went throughout all Israel and came to Jerusalem. 5And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. And all they of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men that drew a sword: and Judah was four hundred seventy thousand men that drew a sword. 6But he did not count Levi and Benjamin among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

7And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel. 8And David said to God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech you, take away the iniquity of your servant; for I have done very foolishly. 9And the LORD spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying, 10Go and tell David, saying, Thus says the LORD, I offer you three things: choose one of them, that I may do it to you. 11So Gad came to David and said to him, Thus says the LORD, Choose 12Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you; 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 yourself what word I shall bring again to him who sent me. 13And David said to 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. 14So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men. 15And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld and he repented of the evil and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now your hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 16And David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces. 17And David said to God, Is it not I who commanded the people to be numbered? it is even I who has sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let your hand, I pray you, O LORD my God, be on me and on my father's house; but not on your people, that they should be plagued.

18Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up and set up an altar to the LORD in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 19And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in the name of the LORD. 20And Ornan turned back and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat. 21And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David and went out of the threshing floor and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground. 22Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar there to the LORD: you shall grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people. 23And Ornan said to David, Take it to you and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give you the oxen also for burnt offerings and the threshing instruments for wood and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all. 24And king David said to Ornan, No; but I will truly buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is yours for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost. 25So David gave to Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place. 26And David built an altar there to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering. 27And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put his sword again into its sheath. 28At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there. 29For 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. 30But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.


Chapter 22

1Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel. 2And David commanded to gather together the foreigners that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God. 3And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight; 4Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Sidonians and those of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David. 5And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

6Then he called Solomon his son and charged him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel. 7And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build a house to the name of the LORD my God: 8But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly and have made great wars: you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight. 9Behold, a son shall be born to you, 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 to Israel in his days. 10He shall build a 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. 11Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you. 12Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God. 13Then you shall prosper, if you take heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments with which the LORD charged Moses concerning Israel: be strong and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. 14Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD a hundred thousand talents of gold and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: I have also prepared timber and stone; and you may add to it. 15Moreover there are workmen with you in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work. 16There is no number of the gold, the silver and the brass and the iron. Arise therefore and do it, and the LORD be with you.

17David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, 18Is not the LORD your God with you? and has he not given you rest on every side? for he has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD and before his people. 19Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore and build 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.


Chapter 23

1So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel. 2And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites. 3Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number was thirty eight thousand by their polls, man by man. 4Of whom, twenty four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges: 5Also four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made to praise with, said David. 6And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath and Merari. 7Of the Gershonites were, Laadan and Shimei. 8The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel and Zetham and Joel, three. 9The sons of Shimei; Shelomith and Haziel and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan. 10And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina and Jeush and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei. 11And 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. 12The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel, four. 13The 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 to him and to bless in his name for ever. 14Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi. 15The sons of Moses were, Gershom and Eliezer. 16Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief. 17And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many. 18Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief. 19Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth. 20Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah the first and Jesiah the second. 21The sons of Merari; Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar and Kish. 22And Eleazar died and had no sons, but daughters: and their brothers the sons of Kish took them. 23The sons of Mushi; Mahli and Eder and Jeremoth, were three.

24These 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, who did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward. 25For David said, The LORD God of Israel has given rest to his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever: 26And also to the Levites; they shall not carry the tabernacle any more, nor any of its vessels for its service. 27For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above: 28Because 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; 29Both for the show bread 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; 30And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD and likewise at evening; 31And to offer all burnt sacrifices by number to the LORD on the sabbaths, in the new moons and on the set feasts, according to the order commanded to them, continually before the LORD: 32And 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 brothers, in the service of the house of the LORD.


Chapter 24

1Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office. 3And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service. 4And 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. 5Thus 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. 6And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king and the princes and Zadok the priest and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar. 7Now the first lot came out to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, 8The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, 9The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin, 10The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah, 11The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah, 12The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 13The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, 14The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, 15The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses, 16The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel, 17The twenty first to Jachin, the twenty second to Gamul, 18The twenty third to Delaiah, the twenty fourth to Maaziah. 19These 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.

20And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah. 21Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah. 22Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath. 23And the sons of Hebron; Jeriahthe first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. 24Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir. 25The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah. 26The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno. 27The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno and Shoham and Zaccur and Ibri. 28Of Mahli cameEleazar, who had no sons. 29Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel. 30The sons also of Mushi; Mahli and Eder and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers. 31These likewise cast lots opposite their brothers 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 opposite their younger brothers.


Chapter 25

1David and the captains of the host also separated to the service of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was: 2Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph and Nethaniah and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, who prophesied according to the order of the king. 3Of 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. 4Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth: 5All 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. 6All 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. 7So the number of them was two hundred eighty eight, with their brothers who were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all who were cunning.

8And they cast lots, position against position, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the scholar. 9Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brothers and sons were twelve: 10The third to Zaccur, he, his sons and his brothers,were twelve: 11The fourth to Izri, he, his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 12The fifth to Nethaniah, and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 13The sixth to Bukkiah and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 14The seventh to Jesharelah and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 15The eighth to Jeshaiah and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 16The ninth to Mattaniah and his sons, and his brothers, were twelve: 17The tenth to Shimei and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 18The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons and his brothers, were twelve:19The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 20The thirteenth to Shubael and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 21The fourteenth to Mattithiah and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 22The fifteenth to Jeremoth and his sons and his brothers, weretwelve: 23The sixteenth to Hananiah and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 24The seventeenth to Joshbekashah and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 25The eighteenth to Hanani and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 26The nineteenth to Mallothi and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 27The twentieth to Eliathah and his sons and his brothers, weretwelve: 28The twenty first to Hothir and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 29The twenty second to Giddalti and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 30The twenty third to Mahazioth and his sons and his brothers, were twelve: 31The twenty fourth to Romamtiezer and his sons and his brothers, were twelve.


Chapter 26

1Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. 2And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh. 4Also the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third and Sacar the fourth and Nethaneel the fifth, 5Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him. 6Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valor. 7The sons of Shemaiah; Othni and Rephael and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers were strong men, Elihu and Semachiah. 8All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brothers, able men for strength for the service, were ssixty two of Obededom. 9And Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, strong men, eighteen. 10Also 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;) 11Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and thirteen brothers of Hosah.12Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having positions one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD. 13And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate. 14And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward. 15To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim. 16To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came out westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, guard post against guard post. 17Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day and toward Asuppim two and two. 18At Parbar westward, four at the causeway and two at Parbar. 19These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore and among the sons of Merari.

20And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God and over the treasures of the dedicated things. 21Concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli. 22The sons of Jehieli; Zetham and Joel his brother, who were over the treasures of the house of the LORD. 23Of the Amramites and the Izharites, the Hebronites and the Uzzielites: 24And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures. 25And his brothers by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son and Jeshaiah his son and Joram his son and Zichri his son and Shelomith his son. 26Which Shelomith and his brothers 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. 27They dedicated out of the spoils won in battles to maintain the house of the LORD. 28And 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 whoever had dedicated any thing, it was under the hand of Shelomith and of his brothers.

29Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outside business over Israel, for officers and judges. 30And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, men of valor, one thousand seven hundred, were officers among them of Israel on this side the Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD and in the service of the king. 31Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. They were sought for in the fortieth year of the reign of David and there were found among them mighty men of valor at Jazer of Gilead. 32And his brothers, men of valor, were two thousand 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.


Chapter 27

1Now the number of every course of the children of Israel was twenty four thousand, of the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds and their officers who served the king in any matter of the courses, who came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year. 2Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 3Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month. 4And 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 four thousand. 5The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 6This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son. 7The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 8The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 9The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 10The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 11The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 12The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 13The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 14The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty four thousand. 15The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty four thousand.

16Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: Eliezer was the ruler of the Reubenites, the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah: 17Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok: 18Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brothers of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael: 19Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel: 20Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah: 21Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner: 22Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel. 23But David did not take 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. 24Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he did not finish, because anger fell because of it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David. 25And Azmaveth the son of Adiel was over the king's treasures: and Jehonathan the son of Uzziah was over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities and in the villages and in the castles: 26And Ezri the son of Chelub was over those who did the work of the field for tillage of the ground: 27And Shimei the Ramathite was over the vineyards: Zabdi the Shiphmite was over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars: 28And Baalhanan the Gederite was over the olive trees and the sycomore trees which were in the low plains: and Joash was over the cellars of oil: 29And Shitrai the Sharonite was over the herds that fed in Sharon: and Shaphat the son of Adlai was over the herds that were in the valleys: 30 Also Obil the Ishmaelite was over the camels: and Jehdeiah the Meronothite was over was the asses: 31And Jaziz the Hagerite was over the flocks. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's. 32Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons: 33And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion: 34And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.


Chapter 28

1And David assembled to Jerusalem all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes and the captains of the companies who 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 possessions of the king, and of his sons, with the officers and with the mighty men and with all the valiant men. 2Then David the king stood up on his feet and said, Hear me, my brothers and my people: As for me, I had in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God and had made ready for building: 3But God said to me, You shall not build a house for my name, because you have been a man of war and have shed blood. 4But the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he has 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: 5And of all my sons, (for the LORD has given me many sons,) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 6And he said to me, Solomon your son, shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son and I will be his father. 7Also I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he is constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day. 8Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek all the commandments of the LORD your God: that you may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever. 9And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever. 10Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary: be strong and do it.

11Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch and of its houses and of its treasuries and of its upper chambers and of its inner parlors and of the place of the mercy seat, 12And 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: 13Also 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. 14He gave 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: 15Even the weight for the lamp stands of gold and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every lamp stand, and for its lamps: and for the lamp stands of silver by weight, both for the lamp stand and also for its lamps, according to the use of every lamp stand. 16And he gave gold by weight for the tables of show bread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver: 17Also pure gold for the flesh hooks and the bowls and the cups: and for the golden basins he gave gold by weight for every basin; and likewise silver by weight for every bason of silver: 18And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubim, who spread out their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 19All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand on me, even all the works of this pattern. 20And 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 you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. 21And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be with you for all the service of the house of God: and every willing skillful man shall be with you for all manner of workmanship and for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly at your commandment.


Chapter 29

1Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and tender and the work is great: for the temple is not for man, but for the LORD God. 2Now 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 colors and all manner of precious stones and marble stones in abundance. 3Also, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of my own proper goods, 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, 4Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay all the walls of the houses: 5The 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 to the LORD? 6Then 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, 7And gave for the service of the house of God, gold of five thousand talents and ten thousand drams and ten thousand talents of silver and eighteen thousand talents of brass and one hundred thousand talents of iron. 8And those with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9Then the people rejoiced, because they offered willingly, because they offered willingly with perfect heart to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

10Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. 11 O LORD, yours 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 yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD and you are exalted as head above all. 12Both riches and honor come from you and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and it is in your hand to make great and to give strength to all. 13Now therefore, our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name. 14But what am I and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come from you and of your own have we given to you. 15For we are foreigners before you and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow and there is no one abiding. 16O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 17I know also, my God, that you try the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now I have seen your people with joy, who are present here, to offer willingly to you. 18O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people and prepare their heart to you: 19And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies and your statutes and to do all these things and to build the temple for which I have made provision.20And 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 worshiped the LORD and the king. 21And they sacrificed sacrifices to the LORD and offered burnt offerings to the LORD, on the morning 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: 22And they ate and drank before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him to the LORD to be the chief governor and Zadok to be priest.

23Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. 24And all the princes and the mighty men and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves to Solomon the king. 25And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. 26Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron and he reigned thirty three years in Jerusalem. 28And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his place. 29Now 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, 30With all his reign and his might and the times that went over him and over Israel and over all the kingdoms of the countries.