[2S]   2 SAMUEL

» 2 Samuel 1

¶ 2 Samuel 1 v1-12

{ heart }   [2S] 1v1

Now it came to pass after the death of Saul,
when David was returned
from the slaughter of the Amalekites,
and David had abode two days in Ziklag;

{ heart }   [2S] 1v2

It came even to pass on the third day,
that behold, a man came out of the camp
from Saul with his clothes rent,
and earth upon his head;
and so it was, when he came to David,
that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v3

And David said unto him,

From whence comest thou?

And he said unto him,

Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v4

And David said unto him,

How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me.

And he answered,

That the people are fled from the battle,
and many of the people also are fallen and dead;
and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v5

And David said unto the young man that told him,

How knowest thou

 ‘That Saul and Jonathan his son be dead’?

{ heart }   [2S] 1v6

And the young man that told him
said,

As I happened by chance upon Mount Gilboa,
behold, Saul leaned upon his spear:
and lo, the chariots and horsemen
followed hard after him.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v7

And when he looked behind him, he saw me,
and called unto me: and I answered,

 ‘Here am I.’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 1v8

And he said unto me,

 ‘Who art thou?’ 

And I answered him,

 ‘I am an Amalekite.’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 1v9

He said unto me again,

 ‘Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me:
for anguish is come upon me,
because my life is yet whole in me.’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 1v10

So I stood upon him, and slew him,
because I was sure

 ‘That he could not live after that he was fallen’: 

And I took the crown that was upon his head,
and the bracelet that was on his arm,
and have brought them hither unto my lord.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v11

Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them,
and likewise all the men that were with him.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v12

And they mourned, and wept and fasted until evening,
for Saul and for Jonathan his son,
and for the people of the LORD,
and for the house of Israel,
because they were fallen by the sword.

¶ 2 Samuel 1 v13-16

{ heart }   [2S] 1v13

And David said
unto the young man that told him,

Whence art thou?

And he answered,

I am the son of a sojourner, an Amalekite.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v14

And David said unto him,

How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand
to destroy the LORD'S anointed?

{ heart }   [2S] 1v15

And David called

One of the young men,

And said,

Go near, and fall upon him.

And he smote him, that he died.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v16

And David said unto him,

Thy blood be upon thy head:
for thy mouth hath testified against thee,
saying,

 ‘I have slain the LORD'S anointed.’ 

¶ 2 Samuel 1 v17-27

{ heart }   [2S] 1v17

And David lamented with this lamentation
over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

{ heart }   [2S] 1v18

(Also he bade them

Teach the children of Judah the use of the bow:
behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)


He said,

{ heart }   [2S] 1v19

The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places:
how are the mighty fallen!

{ heart }   [2S] 1v20

Tell it not in Gath,
publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon:
lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice,
lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v21

Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew,
neither let there be rain upon you,
nor fields of offerings:
for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away,
the shield of Saul,
as though he had not been anointed with oil.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v22

From the blood of the slain,
from the fat of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan turned not back,
and the sword of Saul returned not empty.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v23

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives,
and in their death they were not divided:
they were swifter than eagles,
they were stronger than lions.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v24

Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights,
who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v25

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v26

I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan;
very pleasant hast thou been unto me:
thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.

{ heart }   [2S] 1v27

How are the mighty fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!

» 2 Samuel 2

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v1-3

{ heart }   [2S] 2v1

And it came to pass after this,
that David enquired of the LORD,
saying,

Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?

And the LORD said unto him,

Go up.

And David said,

Whither shall I go up?

And HE said,

Unto Hebron.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v2

So David went up thither, and his two wives also,
Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,
and Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v3

And his men that were with him, did David bring up,
every man with his household:
and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v4-7

{ heart }   [2S] 2v4

And the men of Judah came,
and there they anointed David king
over the house of Judah: and they told David,
saying,

The men of Jabesh-Gilead
were they that buried Saul.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v5

And David sent messengers
unto the men of Jabesh-Gilead, and said unto them,

Blessed be ye of the LORD,
that ye have showed this kindness unto your lord,
even unto Saul, and have buried him.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v6

And now the LORD show kindness and truth
unto you:
and I also will requite you this kindness,
because ye have done this thing.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v7

Therefore now let your hands be strengthened,
and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead,
and also the house of Judah
have anointed me king over them.

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v8-11

{ heart }   [2S] 2v8

But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host,
took Ish-bosheth the son of Saul,
and brought him over to Mahanaim.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v9

And made him king over Gilead,
and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel,
and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin,
and over all Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v10

Ish-bosheth Saul's son was forty years old
when he began to reign over Israel,
and reigned two years:
but the house of Judah followed David.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v11

(And the time that David was king in Hebron
over the house of Judah,
was seven years, and six months)

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v12-17

{ heart }   [2S] 2v12

And Abner the son of Ner,
and the servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul,
went out from Mahanaim, to Gibeon.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v13

And Joab the son of Zeruiah,
and the servants of David went out,
and met together by the pool of Gibeon:
and they sat down,
the one on the one side of the pool,
and the other on the other side of the pool.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v14

And Abner said to Joab,

Let the young men now arise, and play before us:

And Joab said,

Let them arise.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v15

Then there arose and went over by number
twelve of Benjamin,
which pertained to Ish-bosheth the son of Saul,
and twelve of the servants of David.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v16

And they caught every one his fellow by the head,
and thrust his sword in his fellow's side,
so they fell down together:
Wherefore that place was called

Helkath-hazzurim,

Which is in Gibeon.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v17

And there was a very sore battle that day:
and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel,
before the servants of David.

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v18-23

{ heart }   [2S] 2v18

And there were three sons of Zeruiah there:
Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel:
and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v19

And Asahel pursued after Abner,
and in going he turned not to the right hand
nor to the left from following Abner.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v20

Then Abner looked behind him,
and said,

Art thou Asahel?

And he answered,

I am.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v21

And Abner said to him,

Turn thee aside to thy right hand, or to thy left,
and lay thee hold on one of the young men,
and take thee his armor.


But Asahel would not turn aside from following of him.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v22

And Abner said again to Asahel,

Turn thee aside from following me:
Wherefore should I smite thee to the ground?
how then should I hold up my face
to Joab thy brother?

{ heart }   [2S] 2v23

Howbeit he refused to turn aside:
wherefore Abner with the hinder end of the spear
smote him under the fifth rib,
that the spear came out behind him,
and he fell down there, and died in the same place:
and it came to pass,
that as many as came to the place
where Asahel fell down and died, stood still.

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v24-28

{ heart }   [2S] 2v24

Joab also and Abishai pursued after Abner:
and the sun went down
when they were come to the hill of Ammah,
that lieth before Giah
by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v25

And the children of Benjamin
gathered themselves together after Abner,
and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v26

Then Abner called to

Joab,

And said,

Shall the sword devour forever?
Knowest thou not

 ‘That it will be bitterness in the latter end?’ 

How long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people

 ‘Return from following their brethren’?

{ heart }   [2S] 2v27

And Joab said,

As GOD liveth, unless thou hadst spoken,
surely then in the morning the people had gone up
every one from following his brother.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v28

So Joab blew a trumpet,
and all the people stood still,
and pursued after Israel no more,
neither fought they any more.

¶ 2 Samuel 2 v29-32

{ heart }   [2S] 2v29

And Abner and his men
walked all that night through the plain,
and passed over Jordan,
and went through all Bithron,
and they came to Mahanaim.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v30

And Joab returned from following Abner;
and when he had gathered all the people together,
there lacked of David's servants nineteen men,
and Asahel.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v31

But the servants of David
had smitten of Benjamin and of Abner's men,
so that three hundred and threescore men died.

{ heart }   [2S] 2v32

And they took up Asahel,
and buried him in the sepulcher of his father,
which was in Bethlehem:
and Joab and his men went all night,
and they came to Hebron at break of day.

» 2 Samuel 3

¶ 2 Samuel 3 v1

{ heart }   [2S] 3v1

Now there was long war
between the house of Saul, and the house of David:
but David waxed stronger and stronger,
and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

¶ 2 Samuel 3 v2-5

{ heart }   [2S] 3v2

And unto David were sons born in Hebron:
and his first-born was Amnon,
of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v3

And his second, Chileab,
of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite:
and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah,
the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

{ heart }   [2S] 3v4

And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;

{ heart }   [2S] 3v5

And the sixth, Ithream by Eglah David's wife:
these were born to David in Hebron.

¶ 2 Samuel 3 v6-11

{ heart }   [2S] 3v6

And it came to pass while there was war
between the house of Saul, and the house of David,
that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v7

And Saul had a concubine, whose name was

Rizpah,

The daughter of Aiah:
and Ish-bosheth said to Abner,

Wherefore hast thou
gone in unto my father's concubine?

{ heart }   [2S] 3v8

Then was Abner very wroth
for the words of Ish-bosheth,
and said,

Am I a dog's head,
which against Judah do show kindness this day
unto the house of Saul thy father,
to his brethren, and to his friends,
and have not delivered thee into the hand of David,
that thou chargest me today with a fault
concerning this woman?

{ heart }   [2S] 3v9

So do GOD to Abner, and more also,
except, as the LORD hath sworn to David,
even so I do to him:

{ heart }   [2S] 3v10

To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul,
and to set up the throne of David over Israel,
and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v11

And he could not answer Abner a word,
because he feared him.

¶ 2 Samuel 3 v12-16

{ heart }   [2S] 3v12

And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf,
saying,

Whose is the land?

Saying also,

Make thy league with me,
and, behold, my hand shall be with thee,
to bring about all Israel unto thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v13

And he said,

Well, I will make a league with thee:
but one thing I require of thee, that is,
Thou shalt not see my face,
except thou first bring Michal Saul's daughter,
when thou comest to see my face.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v14

And David sent messengers
to Ish-bosheth Saul's son,
saying,

Deliver me my wife Michal, whom I espoused to me
for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v15

And Ish-bosheth sent, and took her
from her husband, even from Paltiel the son of Laish.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v16

And her husband went with her
along weeping behind her to Bahurim:
then said Abner unto him,

Go, return.

And he returned.

¶ 2 Samuel 3 v17-21

{ heart }   [2S] 3v17

And Abner had communication
with the elders of Israel,
saying,

Ye sought for David in times past

 ‘To be king over you’.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v18

Now then do it, for the LORD hath spoken of David,
saying;


By the hand of MY servant David
I will save MY people Israel
out of the hand of the Philistines,
and out of the hand of all their enemies.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v19

And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin,
and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David
in Hebron,
all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good
to the whole house of Benjamin.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v20

So Abner came to David to Hebron,
and twenty men with him:
and David made Abner,
and the men that were with him, a feast.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v21

And Abner said unto David,

I will arise and go,
and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king,
that they may make a league with thee,
and that thou mayest reign
over all that thine heart desireth.


And David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

¶ 2 Samuel 3 v22-39

{ heart }   [2S] 3v22

And behold, the servants of David, and Joab came from pursuing a troop,
and brought in a great spoil with them:
(but Abner was not with David in Hebron,
for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.)

{ heart }   [2S] 3v23

When Joab and all the host that was with him,
were come,
they told Joab, saying,

Abner the son of Ner came to the king,
and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v24

Then Joab came to the king,
and said,

What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee,
why is it that thou hast sent him away,
and he is quite gone?

{ heart }   [2S] 3v25

Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner,
that he came to deceive thee,
and to know thy going out and thy coming in,
and to know all that thou doest.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v26

And when Joab was come out from David,
he sent messengers after Abner,
which brought him again from the well of Sirah;
but David knew it not.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v27

And when Abner was returned to Hebron,
Joab took him aside in the gate
to speak with him quietly,
and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died,
for the blood of Asahel his brother.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v28

And afterward when David heard it,
he said,

I and my kingdom are guiltless
before the LORD forever,
from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:

{ heart }   [2S] 3v29

Let it rest on the head of Joab,
and on all his father's house,
and let there not fail from the house of Joab
one that hath an issue, or that is a leper,
or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword,
or that lacketh bread.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v30

So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner,
because he had slain their brother Asahel
at Gibeon in the battle.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v31

And David said to Joab,
and to all the people that were with him,

Rent your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth,
and mourn before Abner.


And king David himself followed the bier.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v32

And they buried Abner in Hebron,
and the king lift up his voice,
and wept at the grave of Abner;
and all the people wept.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v33

And the king lamented over Abner,
and said,

Died Abner as a fool dieth?

{ heart }   [2S] 3v34

Thy hands were not bound,
nor thy feet put into fetters:
as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou.


And all the people wept again over him.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v35

And when all the people came to cause David
to eat meat while it was yet day, David swore,
saying,

So do GOD to me, and more also,
if I taste bread or ought else, till the sun be down.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v36

And all the people took notice of it,
and it pleased them:
as whatsoever the king did, pleased all the people.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v37

For all the people and all Israel understood that day

That it was not of the king
to slay Abner the son of Ner.

{ heart }   [2S] 3v38

And the king said unto his servants,

Know ye not

 ‘That there is a prince and a great man
fallen this day in Israel’?

{ heart }   [2S] 3v39

And I am this day weak, though anointed king;
and these men the sons of Zeruiah
be too hard for me:
the LORD shall reward the doer of evil,
according to his wickedness.

» 2 Samuel 4

¶ 2 Samuel 4 v1-8

{ heart }   [2S] 4v1

And when Saul's son heard

That Abner was dead in Hebron,

His hands were feeble,
and all the Israelites were troubled.

{ heart }   [2S] 4v2

And Saul's son had two men
that were captains of bands:
the name of the one was

Baanah,

And the name of the other,

Rechab,

The sons of Rimmon a Beerothite,
of the children of Benjami:
(for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin:

{ heart }   [2S] 4v3

And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim,
and were sojourners there until this day.)

{ heart }   [2S] 4v4

And Jonathan Saul's son,
had a son that was lame of his feet,
he was five years old when the tidings came
of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel,
and his nurse took him up, and fled:
and it came to pass
as she made haste to flee, that he fell,
and became lame, and his name was

Mephibosheth.

{ heart }   [2S] 4v5

And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite,
Rechab and Baanah,
went, and came about the heat of the day
to the house of Ish-bosheth,
who lay on a bed at noon.

{ heart }   [2S] 4v6

And they came thither into the midst of the house,
as though they would have fetched wheat,
and they smote him under the fifth rib,
and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.

{ heart }   [2S] 4v7

For when they came into the house,
he lay on his bed in his bedchamber,
and they smote him, and slew him,
and beheaded him, and took his head,
and gat them away through the plain all night.

{ heart }   [2S] 4v8

And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth
unto David to Hebron, and said to the king,

Behold, the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul
thine enemy, which sought thy life,
and the LORD hath avenged my lord the king
this day of Saul and of his seed.

¶ 2 Samuel 4 v9-12

{ heart }   [2S] 4v9

And David answered
Rechab and Baanah his brother,
the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite,
and said unto them,

As the LORD liveth,
WHO hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

{ heart }   [2S] 4v10

When one told me,
saying,

 ‘Behold, Saul is dead,’ 

(Thinking to have brought good tidings)
I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag,
who thought

 ‘That I would have given him a reward
for his tidings’:

{ heart }   [2S] 4v11

How much more,
when wicked men have slain a righteous person
in his own house, upon his bed?
Shall I not therefore now require his blood
of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

{ heart }   [2S] 4v12

And David commanded his young men,
and they slew them,
and cut off their hands and their feet,
and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron:
but they took the head of Ish-bosheth,
and buried it in the sepulcher of Abner, in Hebron.

» 2 Samuel 5

¶ 2 Samuel 5 v1-5

{ heart }   [2S] 5v1

Then came all the tribes of Israel to David
unto Hebron,
and spake, saying,

Behold, we are thy bone, and thy flesh.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v2

Also in time past when Saul was king over us,
thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel:
and the LORD said to thee,


Thou shalt feed MY people Israel,
and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v3

So all the elders of Israel came to the king
to Hebron:
and king David made a league with them in Hebron
before the LORD:
and they anointed David king over Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v4

David was thirty years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned forty years.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v5

In Hebron he reigned over Judah
seven years and six months:
and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years
over all Israel and Judah.

¶ 2 Samuel 5 v6-10

{ heart }   [2S] 5v6

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem
unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land:
which spake unto David,
saying,

Except thou take away the blind and the lame,
thou shalt not come in hither:


Thinking,

David cannot come in hither.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v7

Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion:
the same is the city of David.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v8

And David said on that day,

Whosoever getteth up to the gutter,
and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind,
that are hated of David's soul,
he shall be chief and captain:


Wherefore they said,

The blind and the lame
shall not come into the house.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v9

So David dwelt in the fort, and called it

The city of David.

And David built round about, from Millo and inward.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v10

And David went on, and grew great,
and the LORD GOD of hosts was with him.

¶ 2 Samuel 5 v11-12

{ heart }   [2S] 5v11

And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David,
and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons:
and they built David an house.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v12

And David perceived

That the LORD had established him king over Israel,
and that HE had exalted his kingdom
for HIS people Israel's sake.

¶ 2 Samuel 5 v13-16

{ heart }   [2S] 5v13

And David took him more concubines and wives
out of Jerusalem,
after he was come from Hebron,
and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v14

And these be the names of those
that were born unto him in Jerusalem:
Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,

{ heart }   [2S] 5v15

Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

{ heart }   [2S] 5v16

And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.

¶ 2 Samuel 5 v17-21

{ heart }   [2S] 5v17

But when the Philistines heard

That they had anointed David king over Israel,

All the Philistines came up to seek David,
and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v18

The Philistines also came
and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v19

And David enquired of the LORD,
saying,

Shall I go up to the Philistines?
wilt THOU deliver them into mine hand?


And the LORD said unto David,

Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines
into thine hand.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v20

And David came to Baal-perazim,
and David smote them there,
and said,

The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies
before me, as the breach of waters.


Therefore he called the name of that place,

Baal-perazim.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v21

And there they left their images,
and David and his men burnt them.

¶ 2 Samuel 5 v22-25

{ heart }   [2S] 5v22

And the Philistines came up yet again,
and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v23

And when David inquired of the LORD,
HE said,

Thou shalt not go up:
but fetch a compass behind them,
and come upon them
over against the mulberry trees.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v24

And let it be,
when thou hearest the sound of a going
in the tops of the mulberry trees,
that then thou shalt bestir thyself:
for then shall the LORD go out before thee,
to smite the host of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [2S] 5v25

And David did so,
as the LORD had commanded him:
and smote the Philistines from Geba,
until thou come to Gazer.

» 2 Samuel 6

¶ 2 Samuel 6 v1-11

{ heart }   [2S] 6v1

Again, David gathered together
all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v2

And David arose,
and went with all the people that were with him,
from Baale-judah,
to bring up from thence the ark of GOD,
WHOSE NAME is called by the NAME
of the LORD of HOSTS,
THAT dwelleth between the Cherubim.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v3

And they set the ark of GOD upon a new cart,
and brought it out of the house of Abinadab,
that was in Gibeah:
and Uzzah and Ahio the sons of Abinadab,
drove the new cart.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v4

And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab,
which was at Gibeah,
accompanying the ark of GOD;
and Ahio went before the ark.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v5

And David and all the house of Israel
played before the LORD
on all manner of instruments made of fir wood,
even on harps, and on psalteries,
and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v6

And when they came to Nacon's threshing floor,
Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of GOD,
and took hold of it, for the oxen shook it.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v7

And the anger of the LORD was kindled
against Uzzah,
and GOD smote him there for his error,
and there he died by the ark of GOD.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v8

And David was displeased,
because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah:
and he called the name of the place

Perez-uzzah

To this day.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v9

And David was afraid of the LORD that day,
and said,

How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

{ heart }   [2S] 6v10

So David would not remove the ark of the LORD
unto him into the city of David:
but David carried it aside into the house
of Obed-edom, the Gittite.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v11

And the ark of the LORD continued in the house
of Obed-edom the Gittite, three months:
and the LORD blessed Obed-edom,
and all his household.

¶ 2 Samuel 6 v12-19

{ heart }   [2S] 6v12

And it was told king David,
saying,

The LORD hath blessed the house
of Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto him,
because of the ark of GOD.


So David went and brought up the ark of GOD
from the house of Obed-edom, into the city of David,
with gladness.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v13

And it was so,
that when they that bare the ark of the LORD
had gone six paces,
he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v14

And David danced before the LORD
with all his might,
and David was girded with a linen ephod.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v15

So David and all the house of Israel
brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting,
and with the sound of the trumpet.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v16

And as the ark of the LORD came
into
the city of David,
Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window,
and saw king David leaping and dancing
before the LORD,
and she despised him in her heart.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v17

And they brought in the ark of the LORD,
and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle
that David had pitched for it:
and David offered burnt offerings,
and peace offerings before the LORD.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v18

And as soon as David had made an end of offering
burnt offerings and peace offerings,
he blessed the people
in the NAME of the LORD of hosts.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v19

And he dealt among all the people,
even among the whole multitude of Israel,
as well to the women as men,
to everyone a cake of bread,
and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine:
so all the people departed, every one to his house.

¶ 2 Samuel 6 v20-23

{ heart }   [2S] 6v20

Then David returned to bless his household:
and Michal the daughter of Saul
came out to meet David,
and said,

How glorious was the king of Israel today,
who uncovered himself today
in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants,
as one of the vain fellows
shamelessly uncovereth himself!

{ heart }   [2S] 6v21

And David said unto Michal,

It was before the LORD,
WHICH chose me before thy father,
and before all his house,
to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD,
over Israel:
therefore will I play before the LORD.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v22

And I will yet be more vile than thus,
and will be base in mine own sight:
and of the maidservants whom thou hast spoken of,
of them shall I be had in honor.

{ heart }   [2S] 6v23

Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul,
had no child unto the day of her death.

» 2 Samuel 7

¶ 2 Samuel 7 v1-17

{ heart }   [2S] 7v1

And it came to pass,
when the king sat in his house,
and the LORD had given him rest round about
from all his enemies;

{ heart }   [2S] 7v2

That the king said unto Nathan the prophet,

See now, I dwell in an house of cedar,
but the ark of GOD dwelleth within curtains.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v3

And Nathan said to the king,

Go, do all that is in thine heart:
for the LORD is with thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v4

And it came to pass that night,
that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan,
saying,

{ heart }   [2S] 7v5

Go and tell MY servant David,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Shalt thou build ME an house for ME to dwell in?’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 7v6

Whereas I have not dwelt in any house,
since the time
that I brought up the children of Israel
out of Egypt, even to this day,
but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v7

In all the places wherein I have walked
with all the children of Israel
spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel,
whom I commanded to feed MY people Israel,
saying,

 ‘Why build ye not ME an house of cedar?’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 7v8

Now therefore
so shalt thou say unto MY servant David,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
I took thee from the sheepcote,
from following the sheep,
to be ruler over MY people, over Israel’.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v9

And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest,
and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight,
and have made thee a great name,
like unto the name of the great men
that are in the earth.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v10

(Moreover I will appoint a place
for MY people Israel, and will plant them,
that they may dwell in a place of their own,
and move no more:
neither shall the children of wickedness
afflict them any more, as beforetime,

{ heart }   [2S] 7v11

And as since the time
that I commanded judges
to be over MY people Israel,
and have caused thee to rest
from all thine enemies:)
Also the LORD telleth thee

 ‘That HE will make thee an house’.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v12

And when thy days be fulfilled,
and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers,
I will set up thy seed after thee,
which shall proceed out of thy bowels,
and I will establish his kingdom.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v13

He shall build an house for MY NAME,
and I will establish the throne of his kingdom
forever.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v14

I will be his FATHER, and he shall be MY son:
if he commit iniquity,
I will chasten him with the rod of men,
and with the stripes of the children of men.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v15

But MY mercy shall not depart away from him,
as I took it from Saul,
whom I put away before thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v16

And thine house and thy kingdom
shall be established forever before thee:
thy throne shall be established forever.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v17

According to all these words,
and according to all this vision,
so did Nathan speak unto David.

¶ 2 Samuel 7 v18-29

{ heart }   [2S] 7v18

Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD,
and he said,

Who am I, O LORD GOD? and what is my house,
that THOU hast brought me hither to?

{ heart }   [2S] 7v19

And this was yet a small thing in THY sight,
O LORD GOD:
but THOU hast spoken also of THY servant's house
for a great while to come,
and is this the manner of man, O LORD GOD?

{ heart }   [2S] 7v20

And what can David say more unto THEE?
for THOU, LORD GOD, knowest

 ‘THY servant’ .

{ heart }   [2S] 7v21

For THY word's sake,
and according to THINE OWN heart,
hast THOU done all these great things,
to make THY servant know them.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v22

Wherefore THOU art great, O LORD GOD:
for there is none like THEE,
neither is there any GOD beside THEE,
according to all that we have heard with our ears.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v23

And what one nation in the earth is like THY people,
even like Israel, whom GOD went to redeem
for a people to HIMSELF,
and to make HIM a NAME,
and to do for YOU great things and terrible,
for THY land, before THY people,
which THOU redeemedst to THEE from Egypt,
from the nations and their gods?

{ heart }   [2S] 7v24

For THOU hast confirmed to THYSELF
THY people Israel
to be a people unto THEE forever:
and THOU, LORD art become their GOD.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v25

And now, O LORD GOD,
the word that THOU hast spoken
concerning THY servant, and concerning his house,
establish it for ever, and do as THOU hast said.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v26

And let THY NAME be magnified forever,
saying,

 ‘The LORD of hosts is the GOD over Israel:’ 

And let the house of THY servant David
be established before THEE.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v27

For THOU, O LORD of hosts, GOD of Israel,
hast revealed to THY servant,
saying,


I will build thee an house:

Therefore hath THY servant found in his heart
to pray this prayer unto THEE.

{ heart }   [2S] 7v28

And now, O LORD GOD,
(THOU art that GOD, and THY words be true,
and THOU hast promised this goodness
unto THY servant.)

{ heart }   [2S] 7v29

Therefore now let it please THEE
to bless the house of THY servant,
that it may continue forever before THEE:
for THOU, O LORD GOD, hast spoken it,
and with THY blessing
let the house of THY servant be blessed forever.

» 2 Samuel 8

¶ 2 Samuel 8 v1-8

{ heart }   [2S] 8v1

And after this it came to pass,
that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them:
and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand
of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v2

And he smote Moab,
and measured them with a line,
casting them down to the ground:
even with two lines measured he to put to death,
and with one full line to keep alive:
and so the Moabites became David's servants,
and brought gifts.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v3

David smote also Hadadezer the son of Rehob,
king of Zobah,
as he went to recover his border
at the river Euphrates.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v4

And David took from him a thousand chariots,
and seven hundred horsemen,
and twenty thousand footmen:
and David houghed all the chariot horses,
but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v5

And when the Syrians of Damascus came
to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah,
David slew of the Syrians
two and twenty thousand men.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v6

Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus:
and the Syrians became servants to David,
and brought gifts:
and the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v7

And David took the shields of gold
that were on the servants of Hadadezer,
and brought them to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v8

And from Betah, and from Berothai,
cities of Hadadezer,
king David took exceeding much brass.

¶ 2 Samuel 8 v9-10

{ heart }   [2S] 8v9

When Toi king of Hamath heard

That David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,

{ heart }   [2S] 8v10

Then Toi sent Joram his son, unto king David,
to salute him, and to bless him,
because he had fought against Hadadezer,
and smitten him:
(for Hadadezer had wars with Toi)
and Joram brought with him vessels of silver,
and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass,

¶ 2 Samuel 8 v11-12

{ heart }   [2S] 8v11

Which also king David did dedicate
unto the LORD,
with the silver and gold that he had dedicated
of all nations which he subdued:

{ heart }   [2S] 8v12

Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon,
and of the Philistines, and of Amalek,
and of the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob
king of Zobah.

¶ 2 Samuel 8 v13-15

{ heart }   [2S] 8v13

And David gat him a name when he returned
from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt,
being eighteen thousand men.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v14

And he put garrisons in Edom;
throughout all Edom put he garrisons,
and all they of Edom became David's servants:
and the LORD preserved David
whithersoever he went.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v15

And David reigned over all Israel,
and David executed judgment and justice
unto all his people.

¶ 2 Samuel 8 v16-18

{ heart }   [2S] 8v16

And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host,
and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v17

And Zadok the son of Ahitub,
and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests,
and Seraiah was the scribe.

{ heart }   [2S] 8v18

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
was over both the Cherethites, and the Pelethites,
and David's sons were chief rulers.

» 2 Samuel 9

¶ 2 Samuel 9 v1-8

{ heart }   [2S] 9v1

And David said,

Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul,
that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

{ heart }   [2S] 9v2

And there was of the house of Saul,
a servant whose name was

Ziba:

And when they had called him unto David,
the king said unto him,

Art thou Ziba?

And he said,

Thy servant is he.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v3

And the king said,

Is there not yet any of the house of Saul,
that I may show the kindness of GOD unto him?


And Ziba said unto the king,

Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v4

And the king said unto him,

Where is he?

And Ziba said unto the king,

Behold, he is in the house of Machir
the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v5

Then king David sent,
and fetched him out of the house of Machir
the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v6

Now when Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan
the son of Saul, was come unto David,
he fell on his face, and did reverence:
and David said,

Mephibosheth!

And he answered,

Behold thy servant.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v7

And David said unto him,

Fear not; for I will surely show thee kindness
for Jonathan thy father's sake,
and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father,
and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v8

And he bowed himself,
and said,

What is thy servant,
that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog
as I am?

¶ 2 Samuel 9 v9-13

{ heart }   [2S] 9v9

Then the king called to

Ziba,

Saul's servant,
and said unto him,

I have given unto thy master's son
all that pertained to Saul, and to all his house.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v10

Thou therefore and thy sons,
and thy servants, shall till the land for him,
and thou shalt bring in the fruits,
that thy master's son may have food to eat:
but Mephibosheth thy master's son,
shall eat bread alway at my table.


Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v11

Then said Ziba unto the king,

According to all that my lord the king
hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do:


As for Mephibosheth,

Said the king,

He shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v12

And Mephibosheth had a young son
whose name was

Micha:

And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba,
were servants unto Mephibosheth.

{ heart }   [2S] 9v13

So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem:
for he did eat continually at the king's table,
and he was lame on both his feet.

» 2 Samuel 10

¶ 2 Samuel 10 v1-5

{ heart }   [2S] 10v1

And it came to pass after this,
that the king of the children of Ammon died,
and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v2

Then said David,

I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash,
as his father showed kindness unto me.


And David sent to comfort him
by the hand of his servants, for his father:
and David's servants came into the land
of the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v3

And the princes of the children of Ammon
said unto Hanun their lord,

Thinkest thou

 ‘That David doth honor thy father,
that he hath sent comforters unto thee?’ 

Hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee,
to search the city, and to spy it out,
and to overthrow it?

{ heart }   [2S] 10v4

Wherefore

Hanun took David's servants,
and shaved off the one half of their beards,
and cut off their garments in the middle,
even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v5

When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them,
because the men were greatly ashamed;
and the king said,

Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown,
and then return.

¶ 2 Samuel 10 v6-14

{ heart }   [2S] 10v6

And when the children of Ammon saw
that they had become stank before David,

The children of Ammon sent, and hired
the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah,
twenty thousand footmen,
and of king Maacah, a thousand men,
and of Tob twelve thousand men.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v7

And when David heard of it,
he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v8

And the children of Ammon came out,
and put the battle in array
at the entering in of the gate:
and the Syrians of Zobah,
and of Rehob, and Tob, and Maacah,
were by themselves in the field.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v9

When Joab saw that the front of the battle
was against him, before and behind,
he chose of all the choice men of Israel,
and put them in array against the Syrians.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v10

And the rest of the people he delivered
into the hand of Abishai his brother,
that he might put them in array
against the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v11

And he said,

If the Syrians be too strong for me,
then thou shalt help me:
but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee,
then I will come and help thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v12

Be of good courage, and let us play the men,
for our people, and for the cities of our GOD:
and the LORD do that which seemeth HIM good.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v13

And Joab drew nigh,
and the people that were with him,
unto the battle against the Syrians:
and they fled before him.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v14

And when the children of Ammon saw
that the Syrians were fled,
then fled they also before Abishai,
and entered into the city:
so Joab returned from the children of Ammon,
and came to Jerusalem.

¶ 2 Samuel 10 v15-19

{ heart }   [2S] 10v15

And when the Syrians saw
that they were smitten before Israel,

They gathered themselves together.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v16

And Hadadezer sent, and brought out the Syrians
that were beyond the river,
and they came to Helam:
and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadadezer,
went before them.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v17

And when it was told David,
he gathered all Israel together,
and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam:
and the Syrians set themselves in array
against David, and fought with him.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v18

And the Syrians fled before Israel,
and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots
of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen,
and smote Shobach the captain of their host,
who died there.

{ heart }   [2S] 10v19

And when all the kings
that were servants to Hadadezer
saw that they were smitten before Israel,
they made peace with Israel, and served them:
so the Syrians feared
to help the children of Ammon any more.

» 2 Samuel 11

¶ 2 Samuel 11 v1-4

{ heart }   [2S] 11v1

And it came to pass,
after the year was expired,
at the time when kings go forth to battle,
that David sent Joab and his servants with him,
and all Israel:
and they destroyed the children of Ammon,
and besieged Rabbah:
but David tarried still at Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v2

And it came to pass in an eventide,
that David arose from off his bed,
and walked upon the roof of the king's house:
and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself;
and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v3

And David sent and enquired after the woman:
and one said,

Is not this Bath-sheba the daughter of Eliam,
the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

{ heart }   [2S] 11v4

And David sent messengers, and took her,
and she came in unto him, and he lay with her,
(for she was purified from her uncleanness)
and she returned unto her house.

¶ 2 Samuel 11 v5-13

{ heart }   [2S] 11v5

And the woman conceived,
and sent and told David,
and said,

I am with child.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v6

And David sent to Joab,
saying,

Send me Uriah the Hittite.

And Joab sent Uriah to David.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v7

And when Uriah was come unto him,
David demanded of him

How Joab did, and how the people did,
and how the war prospered.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v8

And David said to Uriah,

Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet.

And Uriah departed out of the king's house,
and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v9

But Uriah slept at the door the king's house
with all the servants of his lord,
and went not down to his house.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v10

And when they had told David,
saying,

Uriah went not down unto his house,

David said unto Uriah,

Camest thou not from thy journey?
why then diddest thou not go down unto thine house?

{ heart }   [2S] 11v11

And Uriah said unto David,

The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents,
and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord
are encamped in the open fields;
shall I then go into mine house,
to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife?
As thou livest, and as thy soul liveth,
I will not do this thing.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v12

And David said to Uriah,

Tarry here today also,
and to morrow I will let thee depart.


So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day,
and the morrow.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v13

And when David had called him,
he did eat and drink before him,
and he made him drunk:
and at even he went out to lie on his bed
with the servants of his lord,
but went not down to his house.

¶ 2 Samuel 11 v14-25

{ heart }   [2S] 11v14

And it came to pass in the morning,
that David wrote a letter to Joab,
and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v15

And he wrote in the letter,
saying,

Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle,
and retire ye from him,
that he may be smitten, and die.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v16

And it came to pass when Joab observed the city,
that he assigned Uriah unto a place
where he knew that valiant men were.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v17

And the men of the city went out,
and fought with Joab:
and there fell some of the people
of the servants of David,
and Uriah the Hittite died also.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v18

Then Joab sent and told David

All the things concerning the war:

{ heart }   [2S] 11v19

And charged the messenger,
saying,

When thou hast made an end of
telling the matters of the war unto the king,

{ heart }   [2S] 11v20

And if so be that the king's wrath arise,
and he say unto thee,

 ‘Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city
when ye did fight?
Knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 11v21

Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth?
Did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him
from the wall, that he died in Thebez?
Why went ye nigh the wall?


Then say thou,

Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v22

So the messenger went,
and came and showed David
all that Joab had sent him for.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v23

And the messenger said unto David,

Surely the men prevailed against us,
and came out unto us into the field,
and we were upon them
even unto the entering of the gate.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v24

And the shooters shot from off the wall
upon thy servants,
and some of the king's servants be dead,
and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v25

Then David said unto the messenger,

Thus shalt thou say unto Joab,

 ‘Let not this thing displease thee:
for the sword devoureth one as well as another:
Make thy battle more strong against the city,
and overthrow it; and encourage thou him’.

¶ 2 Samuel 11 v26-27

{ heart }   [2S] 11v26

And when the wife of Uriah heard

That Uriah her husband was dead,

She mourned for her husband.

{ heart }   [2S] 11v27

And when the mourning was past,
David sent and fetched her to his house,
and she became his wife, and bare him a son:
but the thing that David had done,
displeased the LORD.

» 2 Samuel 12

¶ 2 Samuel 12 v1-4

{ heart }   [2S] 12v1

And the LORD sent Nathan unto David:
and he came unto him, and said unto him,

There were two men in one city;
the one rich, and the other poor.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v2

The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v3

But the poor man had nothing
save one little ewe lamb,
which he had bought and nourished up:
and it grew up together with him,
and with his children,
it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup,
and lay in his bosom,
and was unto him as a daughter.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v4

And there came a traveler unto the rich man,
and he spared to take of his own flock
and of his own herd,
to dress for the wayfaring man
that was come unto him,
but took the poor man's lamb,
and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

¶ 2 Samuel 12 v5-23

{ heart }   [2S] 12v5

And David's anger was greatly kindled
against the man, and he said to Nathan,

As the LORD liveth,
the man that hath done this thing shall surely die.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v6

And he shall restore the lamb fourfold,
because he did this thing,
and because he had no pity.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v7

And Nathan said to David,

Thou art the man:
thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,


I anointed thee king over Israel,
and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul,

{ heart }   [2S] 12v8

And I gave thee thy master's house,
and thy master's wives into thy bosom,
and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah,
and if that had been too little,
I would moreover have given unto thee
such and such things.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v9

Wherefore hast thou despised
the commandment of the LORD,
to do evil in HIS sight?
thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword,
and hast taken his wife to be thy wife,
and hast slain him with the sword
of the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v10

Now therefore
the sword shall never depart from thine house,
because thou hast despised ME,
and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite,
to be thy wife.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v11

Thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will raise up evil against thee
out of thine own house,
and I will take thy wives before thine eyes,
and give them unto thy neighbor,
and he shall lie with thy wives
in the sight of this sun.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v12

For thou diddest it secretly:
but I will do this thing before all Israel,
and before the sun.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v13

And David said unto Nathan,

I have sinned against the LORD.
And Nathan said unto David,

The LORD also hath put away thy sin,
thou shalt not die.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v14

Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given
great occasion to the enemies of the LORD
to blaspheme,
the child also that is born unto thee, shall surely die.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v15

And Nathan departed unto his house.
and the LORD struck the child
that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v16

David therefore besought GOD for the child,
and David fasted,
and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v17

And the elders of his house arose, and went to him,
to raise him up from the earth:
but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v18

And it came to pass on the seventh day,
that the child died:
and the servants of David feared to tell him

That the child was dead:

For they said,

Behold, while the child was yet alive,
we spake unto him,
and he would not hearken unto our voice:
how will he then vex himself, if we tell him

 ‘That the child is dead’?

{ heart }   [2S] 12v19

But when David saw that his servants whispered,
David perceived

That the child was dead.

Therefore David said unto his servants,

Is the child dead?

And they said,

He is dead.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v20

Then David arose from the earth,
and washed, and anointed himself,
and changed his apparel,
and came into the house of the LORD,
and worshipped:
then he came to his own house,
and when he required,
they set bread before him, and he did eat.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v21

Then said his servants unto him,

What thing is this that thou hast done?
thou diddest fast and weep for the child,
while it was alive, but when the child was dead,
thou diddest rise and eat bread.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v22

And he said,

While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept:
for I said,

 ‘Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me,
that the child may live?’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 12v23

But now he is dead,
Wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again?
I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

¶ 2 Samuel 12 v24-25

{ heart }   [2S] 12v24

And David comforted Bath-sheba his wife,
and went in unto her, and lay with her:
and she bare a son, and he called his name

Solomon,

And the LORD loved him.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v25

And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet:
and he called his name

Jedidiah,

Because of the LORD.

¶ 2 Samuel 12 v26-31

{ heart }   [2S] 12v26

And Joab fought against Rabbah,
of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v27

And Joab sent messengers to David,
and said,

I have fought against Rabbah,
and have taken the city of waters.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v28

Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together,
and encamp against the city, and take it:
lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v29

And David gathered all the people together,
and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v30

And he took their king's crown from off his head,
(the weight whereof was a talent of gold,
with the precious stones)
and it was set on David's head,
and he brought forth the spoil of the city
in great abundance.

{ heart }   [2S] 12v31

And he brought forth the people that were therein,
and put them to labor with saws,
and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron,
and made them pass through the brickkiln:
And thus did he unto all the cities
of the children of Ammon.
So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.

» 2 Samuel 13

¶ 2 Samuel 13 v1-14

{ heart }   [2S] 13v1

And it came to pass after this,
that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister,
whose name was

Tamar:

And Amnon the son of David loved her.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v2

And Amnon was so vexed,
that he fell sick for his sister Tamar:
for she was a virgin,
and Amnon thought it hard for him to do
any thing to her.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v3

But Amnon had a friend, whose name was

Jonadab,

The son of Shimeah, David's brother:
and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v4

And he said unto him,

Why art thou, being the king's son,
lean from day to day? Wilt thou not tell me?


And Amnon said unto him,

I love Tamar my brother Absalom's sister.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v5

And Jonadab said unto him,

Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick:
and when thy father cometh to see thee,
say unto him,

 ‘I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come,
and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight,
that I may see it, and eat it at her hand’.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v6

So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick:
and when the king was come to see him,
Amnon said unto the king,

I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come,
and make me a couple of cakes in my sight,
that I may eat at her hand.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v7

Then David sent home to Tamar,
saying,

Go now to thy brother Amnon's house,
and dress him meat.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v8

So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house
(and he was laid down)
and she took flour, and kneaded it,
and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v9

And she took a pan, and poured them out before him,
but he refused to eat: and Amnon said,

Have out all men from me:

And they went out every man from him.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v10

And Amnon said unto Tamar,

Bring the meat into the chamber,
that I may eat of thine hand.


And Tamar took the cakes which she had made,
and brought them into the chamber
to Amnon her brother.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v11

And when she had brought them unto him to eat,
he took hold of her, and said unto her,

Come lie with me, my sister.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v12

And she answered him,

Nay, my brother, do not force me:
for no such thing ought to be done in Israel;
do not thou this folly.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v13

And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go?
and as for thee,
thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel:
now, therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king,
for he will not withhold me from thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v14

Howbeit, he would not hearken unto her voice,
but being stronger than she, forced her,
and lay with her.

¶ 2 Samuel 13 v15-22

{ heart }   [2S] 13v15

Then Amnon hated her exceedingly,
so that the hatred wherewith he hated her,
was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her:
And Amnon said unto her,

Arise, be gone.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v16

And she said unto him,

There is no cause: this evil in sending me away,
is greater than the other that thou diddest unto me:


But he would not hearken unto her.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v17

Then he called his servant that ministered unto him,
and said,

Put now this woman out from me,
and bolt the door after her.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v18

And she had a garment of divers colors upon her:
for with such robes were the king's daughters
that were virgins, apparelled.
Then his servant brought her out,
and bolted the door after her.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v19

And Tamar put ashes on her head,
and rent her garment of divers colors that was on her,
and laid her hand on her head, and went on, crying.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v20

And Absalom her brother said unto her,

Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee?
But hold now thy peace, my sister:
he is thy brother, regard not this thing.


So Tamar remained desolate
in her brother Absalom's house.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v21

But when king David heard of all these things,
he was very wroth.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v22

And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon
neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon,
because he had forced his sister Tamar.

¶ 2 Samuel 13 v23-28

{ heart }   [2S] 13v23

And it came to pass after two full years,
that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor,
which is beside Ephraim:
and Absalom invited all the king's sons.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v24

And Absalom came to the king,
and said,

Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers;
Let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants
go with thy servant.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v25

And the king said to Absalom,

Nay, my son, let us not all now go,
lest we be chargeable unto thee.


And he pressed him:
howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v26

Then said Absalom,

If not, I pray thee,
let my brother Amnon go with us.


And the king said unto him,

Why should he go with thee?

{ heart }   [2S] 13v27

But Absalom pressed him,

That he let Amnon and all the king's sons
go with him.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v28

Now Absalom had commanded his servants,
saying,

Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine,
and when I say unto you,

 ‘Smite Amnon’, 

Then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you?
be courageous, and be valiant.

¶ 2 Samuel 13 v29-39

{ heart }   [2S] 13v29

And the servants of Absalom
did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded:
then all the king's sons arose,
and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v30

And it came to pass, while they were in the way,
that tidings came to David,
saying,

Absalom hath slain all the king's sons,
and there is not one of them left.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v31

Then the king arose, and tore his garments,
and lay on the earth:
and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v32

And Jonadab the son of Shimeah David's brother,
answered and said,

Let not my lord suppose

 ‘That they have slain all the young men
the king's sons’; 

For Amnon only is dead:
for by the appointment of Absalom
this hath been determined,
from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v33

Now therefore let not my lord the king
take the thing to his heart, to think

 ‘That all the king's sons are dead’: 

For Amnon only is dead.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v34

But Absalom fled:
and the young man that kept watch,
lift up his eyes, and looked,
and behold, there came much people by the way
of the hillside behind him.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v35

And Jonadab said unto the king,

Behold, the king's sons come:
as thy servant said, so it is.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v36

And it came to pass
as soon as he had made an end of speaking,
that behold, the king's sons came,
and lift up their voice, and wept;
and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v37

But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai
the son of Ammihud king of Geshur:
and David mourned for his son every day.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v38

So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur,
and was there three years.

{ heart }   [2S] 13v39

And the soul of king David longed

To go forth unto Absalom:

For he was comforted concerning Amnon,
seeing he was dead.

» 2 Samuel 14

¶ 2 Samuel 14 v1-11

{ heart }   [2S] 14v1

Now Joab the son of Zeruiah, perceived

That the king's heart was toward Absalom.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v2

And Joab sent to Tekoa,
and fetched from thence a wise woman,
and said unto her,

I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner,
and put on now mourning apparel,
and anoint not thyself with oil,
but be as a woman that had a long time mourned
for the dead:

{ heart }   [2S] 14v3

And come to the king,
and speak on this manner unto him.


So Joab put the words in her mouth.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v4

And when the woman of Tekoa spake to the king,
she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance,
and said,

Help, O king.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v5

And the king said unto her,

What aileth thee?

And she answered,

I am indeed a widow woman,
and mine husband is dead.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v6

And thy handmaid had two sons,
and they two strove together in the field,
and there was none to part them,
but the one smote the other, and slew him.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v7

And behold, the whole family is risen
against thine handmaid, and they said,

 ‘Deliver him that smote his brother,
that we may kill him,
for the life of his brother whom he slew,
and we will destroy the heir also:’ 

And so they shall quench my coal which is left,
and shall not leave to my husband
neither name nor remainder upon the earth.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v8

And the king said unto the woman,

Go to thine house,
and I will give charge concerning thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v9

And the woman of Tekoa said unto the king,

My lord, O king,
the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house:
and the king and his throne be guiltless.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v10

And the king said,

Whosoever saith ought unto thee, bring him to me,
and he shall not touch thee any more.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v11

Then said she,

I pray thee,
let the king remember the LORD thy GOD,
that thou wouldest not suffer the avengers of blood
to destroy anymore, lest they destroy my son.


And he said,

As the LORD liveth,
there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.

¶ 2 Samuel 14 v12-17

{ heart }   [2S] 14v12

Then the woman said,

Let thine handmaid, I pray thee,
speak one word unto my lord the king.


And he said,

Say on.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v13

And the woman said,

Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thing
against the people of GOD?
For the king doth speak this thing
as one which is faulty,
in that the king doth not fetch home again
his banished.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v14

For we must needs die,
and are as water spilt on the ground,
which cannot be gathered up again:
neither doth GOD respect any person;
yet doth HE devise means,
that HIS banished be not expelled from HIM.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v15

Now therefore that I am come
to speak of this thing unto my lord the king,
it is because the people have made me afraid:
and thy handmaid said,

 ‘I will now speak unto the king;
it may be that the king will perform the request
of his handmaid’.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v16

For the king will hear,
to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man
that would destroy me and my son together
out of the inheritance of GOD:

{ heart }   [2S] 14v17

Then thine handmaid said,

 ‘The word of my lord the king
shall now be comfortable:
for as an Angel of GOD,
so is my lord the king to discern good and bad:
therefore the LORD thy GOD will be with thee’.

¶ 2 Samuel 14 v18-20

{ heart }   [2S] 14v18

Then the king answered and said unto the woman,

Hide not from me, I pray thee,
the thing that I shall ask thee.


And the woman said,

Let my lord the king now speak.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v19

And the king said,

Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this?

And the woman answered
and said,

As thy soul liveth, my lord the king,
none can turn to the right hand or to the left
from ought that my lord the king hath spoken:
for thy servant Joab, he bade me,
and he put all these words in the mouth
of thine handmaid:

{ heart }   [2S] 14v20

To fetch about this form of speech
hath thy servant Joab done this thing:
and my lord is wise,
according to the wisdom of an Angel of GOD,
to know all things that are in the earth.

¶ 2 Samuel 14 v21-24

{ heart }   [2S] 14v21

And the king said unto Joab,

Behold now, I have done this thing:
go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v22

And Joab fell to the ground on his face,
and bowed himself, and thanked the king;
and Joab said,

Today thy servant knoweth

 ‘That I have found grace in thy sight, my lord O king’, 

In that the king hath fulfilled the request
of his servant.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v23

So Joab arose and went to Geshur,
and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v24

And the king said,

Let him turn to his own house,
and let him not see my face.


So Absalom returned to his own house,
and saw not the king's face.

¶ 2 Samuel 14 v25-27

{ heart }   [2S] 14v25

But in all Israel
there was none to be so much praised as Absalom,
for his beauty: from the sole of his foot
even to the crown of his head,
there was no blemish in him.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v26

And when he polled his head,
(for it was at every year's end that he polled it:
because the hair was heavy on him,
therefore he polled it)
he weighed the hair of his head
at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v27

And unto Absalom there were born three sons,
and one daughter, whose name was Tamar:
she was a woman of a fair countenance.

¶ 2 Samuel 14 v28-33

{ heart }   [2S] 14v28

So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem,
and saw not the king's face.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v29

Therefore Absalom sent for Joab,
to have sent him to the king,
but he would not come to him:
and when he sent again the second time,
he would not come.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v30

Therefore he said unto his servants,

See, Joab's field is near mine,
and he hath barley there: go, and set it on fire:


And Absalom's servants set the field on fire.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v31

Then Joab arose,
and came to Absalom unto his house,
and said unto him,

Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

{ heart }   [2S] 14v32

And Absalom answered Joab,

Behold, I sent unto thee,
saying,

 ‘Come hither, that I may send thee to the king,
to say,

Wherefore am I come from Geshur?
It had been good for me to have been there still:
now therefore let me see the king's face:
and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me’.

{ heart }   [2S] 14v33

So Joab came to the king, and told him:
and when he had called for

Absalom,

He came to the king,
and bowed himself on his face to the ground
before the king, and the king kissed Absalom.

» 2 Samuel 15

¶ 2 Samuel 15 v1-6

{ heart }   [2S] 15v1

And it came to pass after this,
that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses,
and fifty men to run before him.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v2

And Absalom rose up early,
and stood beside the way of the gate:
and it was so,
that when any man that had a controversy,
came to the king for judgment,
then Absalom called unto him,
and said,

Of what city art thou?

And he said,

Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v3

And Absalom said unto him,

See, thy matters are good and right,
but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v4

Absalom said moreover,

Oh that I were made judge in the land,
that every man which hath any suit or cause,
might come unto me, and I would do him justice.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v5

And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him,
to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand,
and took him, and kissed him.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v6

And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel,
that came to the king for judgment:
so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

¶ 2 Samuel 15 v7-12

{ heart }   [2S] 15v7

And it came to pass after forty years,
that Absalom said unto the king,

I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow,
which I have vowed unto the LORD in Hebron.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v8

For thy servant vowed a vow
while I abode at Geshur in Syria,
saying,

If the LORD shall bring me again indeed
to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v9

And the king said unto him,

Go in peace.

So he arose, and went to Hebron.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v10

But Absalom sent spies
throughout all the tribes of Israel,
saying,

As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet,
then ye shall say,

 ‘Absalom reigneth in Hebron’.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v11

And with Absalom went two hundred men
out of Jerusalem,
that were called, and they went in their simplicity,
and they knew not any thing.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v12

And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite,
David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh,
while he offered sacrifices:
and the conspiracy was strong,
for the people increased continually with Absalom.

¶ 2 Samuel 15 v13-23

{ heart }   [2S] 15v13

And there came a messenger to David,
saying,

The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v14

And David said unto all his servants
that were with him at Jerusalem,

Arise, and let us flee;
for we shall not else escape from Absalom:
make speed to depart,
lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us,
and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v15

And the king's servants said unto the king,

Behold, thy servants are ready to do
whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v16

And the king went forth,
and all his household after him:
and the king left ten women, which were concubines,
to keep the house.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v17

And the king went forth, and all the people after him,
and tarried in a place that was far off.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v18

And all his servants passed on beside him:
and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites,
and all the Gittites,
six hundred men, which came after him from Gath,
passed on before the king.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v19

Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite,

Wherefore goest thou also with us?
Return to thy place, and abide with the king:
for thou art a stranger, and also an exile.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v20

Whereas thou camest but yesterday,
should I this day make thee go up and down with us?
Seeing I go whither I may,
return thou, and take back thy brethren:
mercy and truth be with thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v21

And Ittai answered the king,
and said,

As the LORD liveth, and as my lord the king liveth,
surely in what place my lord the king shall be,
whether in death or life,
even there also will thy servant be.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v22

And David said to Ittai,

Go, and pass over.

And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men,
and all the little ones that were with him.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v23

And all the country wept with a loud voice,
and all the people passed over:
the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron,
and all the people passed over,
toward the way of the wilderness.

¶ 2 Samuel 15 v24-31

{ heart }   [2S] 15v24

And lo, Zadok also, and all the Levites with him,
bearing the ark of the covenant of GOD,
and they set down the ark of GOD;
and Abiathar went up,
until all the people had done passing out of the city.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v25

And the king said unto Zadok,

Carry back the ark of GOD into the city:
if I shall find favor in the eyes of the LORD,
HE will bring me again,
and show me both it, and his habitation;

{ heart }   [2S] 15v26

But if HE thus say,

I have no delight in thee:

Behold, here am I,
let HIM do to me, as seemeth good unto HIM.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v27

The king said also unto Zadok the priest,

Art not thou a seer? Return into the city in peace,
and your two sons with you,
Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v28

See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness,
until there come word from you to certify me.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v29

Zadok therefore and Abiathar
carried the ark of GOD again to Jerusalem;
and they tarried there.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v30

And David went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet,
and wept as he went up,
and had his head covered, and he went barefoot,
and all the people that was with him
covered every man his head,
and they went up, weeping as they went up.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v31

And one told David,
saying,

Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.

And David said,

O LORD, I pray THEE,
turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

¶ 2 Samuel 15 v32-37

{ heart }   [2S] 15v32

And it came to pass,
that when David was come to the top of the mount,
where he worshipped GOD,
behold Hushai the Archite came to meet him
with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:

{ heart }   [2S] 15v33

Unto whom David said,

If thou passest on with me,
then thou shalt be a burden unto me,

{ heart }   [2S] 15v34

But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom,

 ‘I will be thy servant, O king:
as I have been thy father's servant hitherto,
so will I now also be thy servant:’ 

Then mayest thou for me
defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v35

And hast thou not there with thee
Zadok, and Abiathar the priests?
therefore it shall be, that whatsoever thing
thou shalt hear out of the king's house,
thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v36

Behold, they have there with them their two sons,
Ahimaaz Zadok's son, and Jonathan Abiathar's son:
and by them ye shall send unto me
every thing that ye can hear.

{ heart }   [2S] 15v37

So Hushai David's friend came into the city,
and Absalom came into Jerusalem.

» 2 Samuel 16

¶ 2 Samuel 16 v1-14

{ heart }   [2S] 16v1

And when David was a little past the top of the hill,
behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth
met him with a couple of asses saddled,
and upon them two hundred loaves of bread,
and an hundred bunches of raisins,
and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v2

And the king said unto Ziba,

What meanest thou by these?

And Ziba said,

The asses be for the king's household to ride on,
and the bread and summer fruit
for the young men to eat, and the wine,
that such as be faint in the wilderness may drink.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v3

And the king said,

And where is thy master's son?

And Ziba said unto the king,

Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem:
for he said,

 ‘Today shall the house of Israel
restore me the kingdom of my father’.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v4

Then said the king to Ziba,

Behold,
thine are all that pertained unto Mephibosheth.


And Ziba said,

I humbly beseech thee
that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v5

And when king David came to Bahurim,
behold, thence came out a man
of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was

Shimei,

The son of Gera:
he came forth, and cursed still as he came.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v6

And he cast stones at David,
and at all the servants of king David:
and all the people, and all the mighty men
were on his right hand, and on his left.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v7

And thus said Shimei when he cursed,

Come out, come out, thou bloody man,
and thou man of Belial:

{ heart }   [2S] 16v8

The LORD hath returned upon thee
all the blood of the house of Saul,
in whose stead thou hast reigned,
and the LORD hath delivered the kingdom
into the hand of Absalom thy son:
and behold, thou art taken to thy mischief,
because thou art a bloody man.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v9

Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah
unto the king,

Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king?
let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v10

And the king said,

What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah?
So let him curse,
because the LORD hath said unto him,

Curse David.

Who shall then say,

 ‘Wherefore hast thou done so?’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 16v11

And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants,

Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels,
seeketh my life:
how much more now may this Benjamite do it?
let him alone, and let him curse:
for the LORD hath bidden him.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v12

It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction,
and that the LORD will requite me good
for his cursing this day.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v13

And as David and his men went by the way,
Shimei went along on the hillside over against him,
and cursed as he went,
and threw stones at him, and cast dust.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v14

And the king, and all the people that were with him,
came weary, and refreshed themselves there.

¶ 2 Samuel 16 v15-19

{ heart }   [2S] 16v15

And Absalom and all the people the men of Israel,
came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v16

And it came to pass,
when Hushai the Archite, David's friend,
was come unto Absalom,
that Hushai said unto Absalom,

GOD save the king, GOD save the king.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v17

And Absalom said to Hushai,

Is this thy kindness to thy friend?
Why wentest thou not with thy friend?

{ heart }   [2S] 16v18

And Hushai said unto Absalom,

Nay, but whom the LORD and this people,
and all the men of Israel choose,
his will I be, and with him will I abide.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v19

And again, whom should I serve?
should I not serve in the presence of his son?
as I have served in thy father's presence,
so will I be in thy presence.

¶ 2 Samuel 16 v20-23

{ heart }   [2S] 16v20

Then said Absalom to Ahithophel,

Give counsel among you

 ‘What we shall do’.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v21

And Ahithophel said unto Absalom,

Go in unto thy father's concubines,
whom he hath left to keep the house,
and all Israel shall hear

 ‘That thou art abhorred of thy father,’ 

Then shall the hands of all that are with thee
be strong.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v22

So they spread Absalom a tent
upon the top of the house,
and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines
in the sight of all Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 16v23

And the counsel of Ahithophel,
which he counseled in those days,
was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of GOD;
so was all the counsel of Ahithophel,
both with David and with Absalom.

» 2 Samuel 17

¶ 2 Samuel 17 v1-14

{ heart }   [2S] 17v1

Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom,

Let me now choose out twelve thousand men,
and I will arise and pursue after David this night.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v2

And I will come upon him
while he is weary and weak handed,
and will make him afraid:
and all the people that are with him shall flee,
and I will smite the king only.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v3

And I will bring back all the people unto thee:
the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned:
so all the people shall be in peace.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v4

And the saying pleased Absalom well,
and all the elders of Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v5

Then said Absalom,

Call now

 ‘Hushai’ 

The Archite
also, and let us hear likewise what he saith.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v6

And when Hushai was come to Absalom,
Absalom spake unto him,
saying,

Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner:
shall we do after his saying? if not, speak thou.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v7

And Hushai said unto Absalom,

The counsel that Ahithophel hath given
is not good at this time.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v8

For

(Said Hushai,)

Thou knowest thy father and his men,
that they be mighty men,
and they be chafed in their minds,
as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field:
and thy father is a man of war,
and will not lodge with the people.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v9

Behold, he is hid now in some pit,
or in some other place:
and it will come to pass,
when some of them be overthrown at the first,
that whosoever heareth it will say,

 ‘There is a slaughter among the people
that follow Absalom’.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v10

And he also that is valiant,
whose heart is as the heart of a lion,
shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth

 ‘That thy father is a mighty man,
and they which be with him are valiant men’.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v11

Therefore I counsel

 ‘That all Israel be generally gathered unto thee,
from Dan even to Beersheba,
as the sand that is by the sea for multitude,
and that thou go to battle in thine own person’.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v12

So shall we come upon him in some place
where he shall be found, and we will light upon him
as the dew falleth on the ground:
and of him and of all the men that are with him,
there shall not be left so much as one.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v13

Moreover, if he be gotten into a city,
then shall all Israel bring ropes to that city,
and we will draw it into the river,
until there be not one small stone found there.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v14

And Absalom and all the men of Israel
said,

The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better
than the counsel of Ahithophel:
For the LORD had appointed

To defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel,

To the intent

That the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.

¶ 2 Samuel 17 v15-22

{ heart }   [2S] 17v15

Then said Hushai
unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests,

Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom
and the elders of Israel,
and thus and thus have I counseled.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v16

Now therefore send quickly, and tell David,
saying,

 ‘Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness,
but speedily pass over, lest the king be swallowed up,
and all the people that are with him’.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v17

Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by En-rogel:
(for they might not be seen to come into the city)
and a wench went and told them:
and they went, and told king David.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v18

Nevertheless, a lad saw them, and told Absalom:
but they went both of them away quickly,
and came to a man's house in Bahurim,
which had a well in his court, whither they went down.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v19

And the woman took and spread a covering
over the well's mouth,
and spread ground corn thereon;
and the thing was not known.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v20

And when Absalom's servants came
to the woman to the house,
they said,

Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan?

And the woman said unto them,

They be gone over the brook of water.

And when they had sought and could not find them,
they returned to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v21

And it came to pass after they were departed,
that they came up out of the well,
and went and told king David, and said unto David,

Arise, and pass quickly over the water:
for thus hath Ahithophel counseled against you.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v22

Then David arose,
and all the people that were with him,
and they passed over Jordan:
by the morning light there lacked not one of them
that was not gone over Jordan.

¶ 2 Samuel 17 v23

{ heart }   [2S] 17v23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel
was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose,
and gat him home to his house, to his city,
and put his household in order,
and hanged himself, and died,
and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.

¶ 2 Samuel 17 v24-29

{ heart }   [2S] 17v24

Then David came to Mahanaim:
and Absalom passed over Jordan,
he and all the men of Israel with him.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v25

And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host
in stead of Joab:
which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was

Ithra,

An Israelite,
that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash,
sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v26

So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.

{ heart }   [2S] 17v27

And it came to pass
when David was come to Mahanaim,
that Shobi the son of Nahash,
of Rabbah of the children of Ammon,
and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar,
and Barzillai the Gileadite, of Rogelim,

{ heart }   [2S] 17v28

Brought beds, and basins, and earthen vessels,
and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn,
and beans, and lentils, and parched pulse,

{ heart }   [2S] 17v29

And honey, and butter, and sheep,
and cheese of kine for David,
and for the people that were with him, to eat:
for they said,

The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty,
in the wilderness.

» 2 Samuel 18

¶ 2 Samuel 18 v1-5

{ heart }   [2S] 18v1

And David numbered the people
that were with him,
and set captains of thousands,
and captains of hundreds over them.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v2

And David sent forth a third part of the people
under the hand of Joab,
and a third part under the hand of Abishai
the son of Zeruiah Joab's brother,
and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite:
and the king said unto the people,

I will surely go forth with you myself also.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v3

But the people answered,

Thou shalt not go forth:
for if we flee away, they will not care for us,
neither if half of us die, will they care for us:
but now thou art worth ten thousand of us:
therefore now it is better that thou succour us
out of the city.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v4

And the king said unto them,

What seemeth you best, I will do.

And the king stood by the gate side,
and all the people came out by hundreds
and by thousands.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v5

And the king commanded Joab and Abishai, and Ittai,
saying,

Deal gently for my sake with the young man,
even with Absalom.


And all the people heard when the king
gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

¶ 2 Samuel 18 v6-8

{ heart }   [2S] 18v6

So the people went out into the field against Israel:
and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim,

{ heart }   [2S] 18v7

Where the people of Israel were slain
before the servants of David,
and there was there a great slaughter that day
of twenty thousand men.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v8

For the battle was there scattered
over the face of all the country:
and the wood devoured more people that day,
than the sword devoured.

¶ 2 Samuel 18 v9-18

{ heart }   [2S] 18v9

And Absalom met the servants of David;
and Absalom rode upon a mule,
and the mule went under the thick boughs
of a great oak,
and his head caught hold of the oak,
and he was taken up
between the heaven and the earth,
and the mule that was under him, went away.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v10

And a certain man saw it, and told Joab,
and said,

Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v11

And Joab said unto the man that told him,

And behold, thou sawest him,
and why diddest thou not smite him there to the ground?
and I would have given thee
ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v12

And the man said unto Joab,

Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver
in mine hand,
yet would I not put forth mine hand
against the king's son: for in our hearing
the king charged thee and Abishai, and Ittai,
saying,

 ‘Beware that none touch the young man Absalom’.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v13

Otherwise, I should have wrought falsehood
against mine own life:
for there is no matter hid from the king,
and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself
against me.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v14

Then said Joab,

I may not tarry thus with thee.

And he took three darts in his hand,
and thrust them through the heart of Absalom,
while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v15

And ten young men that bare Joab's armor,
compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v16

And Joab blew the trumpet,
and the people returned from pursuing after Israel:
for Joab held back the people.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v17

And they took Absalom,
and cast him into a great pit in the wood,
and laid a very great heap of stones upon him:
and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v18

Now Absalom in his lifetime
had taken and reared up for himself a pillar,
which is in the king's dale:
for he said,

I have no son to keep my name in remembrance:

And he called the pillar after his own name,
and it is called unto this day,

Absalom's place.

¶ 2 Samuel 18 v19-23

{ heart }   [2S] 18v19

Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok,

Let me now run, and bear the king tidings,

 ‘How that the LORD hath avenged him
of his enemies’.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v20

And Joab said unto him,

Thou shalt not bear tidings this day,
but thou shalt bear tidings another day:
but this day thou shalt bear no tidings,
because the king's son is dead.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v21

Then said Joab to Cushi,

Go tell the king

 ‘What thou hast seen’.


And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v22

Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok,
yet again to Joab,

But howsoever, let me, I pray thee,
also run after Cushi.


And Joab said,

Wherefore wilt thou run, my son,
seeing that thou hast no tidings ready?

{ heart }   [2S] 18v23

But howsoever,

(Said he)

Let me run:

And he said unto him,

Run.

Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain,
and overran Cushi.

¶ 2 Samuel 18 v24-32

{ heart }   [2S] 18v24

And David sat between the two gates:
and the watchman went up to the roof
over the gate unto the wall,
and lift up his eyes, and looked,
and, behold, a man running alone.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v25

And the watchman cried, and told the king.
And the king said,

If he be alone, there is tidings in his mouth.

And he came apace, and drew near.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v26

And the watchman saw another man running,
and the watchman called unto the porter,
and said,

Behold, another man running alone.

And the king said,

He also bringeth tidings.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v27

And the watchman said,

Me thinketh the running of the foremost
is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.


And the king said,

He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v28

And Ahimaaz called, and said unto the king,

All is well.

And he fell down to the earth upon his face
before the king, and said,

Blessed be the LORD thy GOD,
WHICH hath delivered up the men
that lift up their hand against my lord the king.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v29

And the king said,

Is the young man Absalom safe?

And Ahimaaz answered,

When Joab sent the king's servant,
and me thy servant,
I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what it was.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v30

And the king said unto him,

Turn aside and stand here.

And he turned aside, and stood still.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v31

And behold, Cushi came, and Cushi said,

Tidings my lord the king:
for the LORD hath avenged thee this day
of all them that rose up against thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 18v32

And the king said unto Cushi,

Is the young man Absalom safe?

And Cushi answered,

The enemies of my lord the king,
and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt,
be as that young man is.

¶ 2 Samuel 18 v33

{ heart }   [2S] 18v33

And the king was much moved,
and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept:
and as he went, thus he said,

O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom:
would GOD I had died for thee,
O Absalom, my son, my son.

» 2 Samuel 19

¶ 2 Samuel 19 v1-7

{ heart }   [2S] 19v1

And it was told Joab,

Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth
for Absalom.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v2

And the victory that day was turned into mourning
unto all the people:
for the people heard say that day

How the king was grieved for his son.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v3

And the people gat them by stealth that day
into the city,
as people being ashamed steal away
when they flee in battle.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v4

But the king covered his face,
and the king cried with a loud voice,

O my son Absalom, O Absalom my son, my son.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v5

And Joab came into the house to the king,
and said,

Thou hast shamed this day
the faces of all thy servants,
which this day have saved thy life,
and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters,
and the lives of thy wives,
and the lives of thy concubines,

{ heart }   [2S] 19v6

In that thou lovest thine enemies,
and hatest thy friends;
for thou hast declared this day,

 ‘That thou regardest neither princes, nor servants:’ 

For this day I perceive,

 ‘That if Absalom had lived,
and all we had died this day,
then it had pleased thee well’.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v7

Now therefore arise, go forth,
and speak comfortably unto thy servants:
for I swear by the LORD,

 ‘If thou go not forth,
there will not tarry one with thee this night:’ 

And that will be worse unto thee
than all the evil that befell thee
from thy youth until now.

¶ 2 Samuel 19 v8-15

{ heart }   [2S] 19v8

Then the king arose, and sat in the gate:
and they told unto all the people,
saying,

Behold, the king doth sit in the gate.

And all the people came before the king:
for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v9

And all the people were at strife
throughout all the tribes of Israel,
saying,

The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies,
and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines,
and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v10

And Absalom whom we anointed over us,
is dead in battle:
now therefore why speak ye not a word
of bringing the king back?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v11

And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar
the priests, saying,

Speak unto the elders of Judah,
saying,

 ‘Why are ye the last to bring the king back
to his house?
(seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king,
even to his house.)’ 

{ heart }   [2S] 19v12

Ye are my brethren, Ye are my bones and my flesh:
wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v13

And say ye to Amasa,

Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh?
GOD do so to me, and more also,
if thou be not captain of the host
before me continually in the room of Joab.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v14

And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah,
even as the heart of one man,
so that they sent this word unto the king,

Return thou and all thy servants.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v15

So the king returned, and came to Jordan:
and Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king,
to conduct the king over Jordan.

¶ 2 Samuel 19 v16-23

{ heart }   [2S] 19v16

And Shimei the son of Gera,
a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim,
hastened and came down with the men of Judah,
to meet king David.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v17

And there were a thousand men of Benjamin
with him,
and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul,
and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants
with him,
and they went over Jordan before the king.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v18

And there went over a ferry boat
to carry over the king's household,
and to do what he thought good:
and Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king
as he was come over Jordan;

{ heart }   [2S] 19v19

And said unto the king,

Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me,
neither do thou remember
that which thy servant did perversely
the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem,
that the king should take it to his heart.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v20

For thy servant doth know

 ‘That I have sinned:’ 

Therefore behold, I am come the first this day
of all the house of Joseph,
to go down to meet my lord the king.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v21

But Abishai the son of Zeruiah,
answered and said,

Shall not Shimei be put to death for this,
because he cursed the LORD'S anointed?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v22

And David said,

What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah,
that ye should this day be adversaries unto me?
shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel?
for do not I know

 ‘That I am this day king over Israel’?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v23

Therefore the king said unto Shimei,

Thou shalt not die:

And the king sware unto him.

¶ 2 Samuel 19 v24-30

{ heart }   [2S] 19v24

And Mephibosheth the son of Saul,
came down to meet the king,
and had neither dressed his feet,
nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes,
from the day the king departed,
until the day he came again in peace.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v25

And it came to pass,
when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king,
that the king said unto him,

Why wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v26

And he answered,

My lord O king, my servant deceived me;
for thy servant said,

 ‘I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon,
and go to the king, because thy servant is lame’:

{ heart }   [2S] 19v27

And he hath slandered thy servant
unto my lord the king,
but my lord the king is as an Angel of GOD:
do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v28

For all of my father's house were but dead men
before my lord, the king:
yet diddest thou set thy servant
among them that did eat at thine own table:
what right therefore have I yet
to cry any more unto the king?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v29

And the king said unto him,

Why speakest thou any more of thy matters?
I have said,

 ‘Thou and Ziba divide the land’.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v30

And Mephibosheth said unto the king,

Yea, let him take all,
forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace
unto his own house.

¶ 2 Samuel 19 v31-40

{ heart }   [2S] 19v31

And Barzillai the Gileadite came down
from Rogelim,
and went over Jordan with the king,
to conduct him over Jordan.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v32

Now Barzillai was a very aged man,
even fourscore years old,
and he had provided the king of sustenance
while he lay at Mahanaim:
for he was a very great man.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v33

And the king said unto Barzillai,

Come thou over with me,
and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v34

And Barzillai said unto the king,

How long have I to live,
that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v35

I am this day fourscore years old:
and can I discern between good and evil?
Can thy servant taste what I eat, or what I drink?
Can I hear any more the voice
of singing men and singing women?
wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden
unto my lord the king?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v36

Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan
with the king:
and why should the king recompense it me
with such a reward?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v37

Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again,
that I may die in mine own city, and be buried
by the grave of my father and of my mother:
but behold thy servant Chimham,
let him go over with my lord the king,
and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v38

And the king answered,

Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him
that which shall seem good unto thee;
and whatsoever thou shalt require of me,
that will I do for thee.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v39

And all the people went over Jordan:
and when the king was come over,
the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him,
and he returned unto his own place.

{ heart }   [2S] 19v40

Then the king went on to Gilgal,
and Chimham went on with him:
and all the people of Judah conducted the king,
and also half the people of Israel.

¶ 2 Samuel 19 v41-43

{ heart }   [2S] 19v41

And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king,
and said unto the king,

Why have our brethren the men of Judah
stolen thee away,
and have brought the king and his household,
and all David's men with him, over Jordan?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v42

And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel,

Because the king is near of kin to us:
wherefore then be ye angry for this matter?
Have we eaten at all of the king's cost?
or hath he given us any gift?

{ heart }   [2S] 19v43

And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah,
and said,

We have ten parts in the king,
and we have also more right in David than ye:
why then did ye despise us,
that our advice should not be first had
in bringing back our king?


And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer
than the words of the men of Israel.

» 2 Samuel 20

¶ 2 Samuel 20 v1-7

{ heart }   [2S] 20v1

And there happened to be there a man of Belial,
whose name was

Sheba

The son of Bichri, a Benjamite;
and he blew a trumpet, and said,

We have no part in David,
neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:
every man to his tents, O Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v2

So every man of Israel went up from after David,
and followed Sheba the son of Bichri:
but the men of Judah clave unto their king,
from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v3

And David came to his house at Jerusalem,
and the king took the ten women his concubines,
whom he had left to keep the house,
and put them in ward, and fed them,
but went not in unto them:
so they were shut up unto the day of their death,
living in widowhood.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v4

Then said the king to Amasa,

Assemble me the men of Judah within three days,
and be thou here present.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v5

So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah;
but he tarried longer than the set time
which he had appointed him.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v6

And David said to Abishai,

Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri
do us more harm than did Absalom:
take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him,
lest he get for him fenced cities, and escape us.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v7

And there went out after him Joab's men,
and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites,
and all the mighty men:
and they went out of Jerusalem,
to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

¶ 2 Samuel 20 v8-13

{ heart }   [2S] 20v8

When they were at the great stone
which is in Gibeon, Amasa went before them:
and Joab's garment that he had put on
was girded unto him, and upon it a girdle
with a sword fastened upon his loins
in the sheath thereof,
and as he went forth, it fell out.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v9

And Joab said to Amasa,

Art thou in health, my brother?

And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand
to kiss him.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v10

But Amasa took no heed to the sword
that was in Joab's hand:
so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib,
and shed out his bowels to the ground,
and struck him not again, and he died:
so Joab and Abishai his brother
pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v11

And one of Joab's men stood by him,
and said,

He that favoreth Joab, and he that is for David,
let him go after Joab.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v12

And Amasa wallowed in his own blood
in the midst of the highway:
and when the man saw that all the people stood still,
he removed Amasa out of the highway into the field,
and cast a cloth upon him,
when he saw that every one that came by him,
stood still.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v13

When he was removed out of the highway,
all the people went on after Joab,
to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

¶ 2 Samuel 20 v14-22

{ heart }   [2S] 20v14

And he went through all the tribes of Israel
unto Abel, and to Beth-maachah, and all the Berites:
and they were gathered together,
and went also after him.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v15

And they came and besieged him in Abel
of Beth-maachah,
and they cast up a bank against the city,
and it stood in the trench:
and all the people that were with Joab
battered the wall, to throw it down.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v16

Then cried a wise woman out of the city,

 ‘Hear, hear;’ 

Say, I pray you, unto Joab,

 ‘Come near hither, that I may speak with thee’.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v17

And when he was come near unto her,
the woman said,

Art thou Joab?

And he answered,

I am he.

Then she said unto him,

Hear the words of thine handmaid.

And he answered,

I do hear.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v18

Then she spake, saying,

They were wont to speak in old time,
saying,

 ‘They shall surely ask counsel at Abel:
and so they ended the matter’.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v19

I am one of them that are peaceable
and faithful in Israel:
thou seekest to destroy a city, and a mother in Israel:
Why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance
of the LORD?

{ heart }   [2S] 20v20

And Joab answered and said,

Far be it, far be it from me,
that I should swallow up or destroy.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v21

The matter is not so: but a man of Mount Ephraim,
(Sheba the son of Bichri by name)
hath lift up his hand against the king,
even against David:
deliver him only, and I will depart from the city.


And the woman said unto Joab,

Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee
over the wall.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v22

Then the woman went unto all the people
in her wisdom,
and they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri,
and cast it out to Joab:
and he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city,
every man to his tent:
and Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

¶ 2 Samuel 20 v23-26

{ heart }   [2S] 20v23

Now Joab was over all the host of Israel,
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada
was over the Cherethites, and over the Pelethites:

{ heart }   [2S] 20v24

And Adoram was over the tribute,
and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v25

And Sheva was scribe,
and Zadok, and Abiathar were the priests.

{ heart }   [2S] 20v26

And Ira also the Jairite, was a chief ruler about David.

» 2 Samuel 21

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v1-9

{ heart }   [2S] 21v1

Then there was a famine in the days of David
three years, year after year,
and David enquired of the LORD.
And the LORD answered,

It is for Saul, and for his bloody house,
because he slew the Gibeonites.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v2

And the king called

The Gibeonites,

And said unto them

(Now the Gibeonites were not of the children
of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites,
and the children of Israel had sworn unto them:
and Saul sought to slay them
in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah)

{ heart }   [2S] 21v3

Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites,

What shall I do for you?
and wherewith shall I make the atonement,
that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

{ heart }   [2S] 21v4

And the Gibeonites said unto him,

We will have no silver nor gold of Saul,
nor of his house;
neither for us shalt thou kill any man in Israel.


And he said,

What ye shall say, that will I do for you.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v5

And they answered the king,

The man that consumed us,
and that devised against us,
that we should be destroyed from remaining
in any of the coasts of Israel,

{ heart }   [2S] 21v6

Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us,
and we will hang them up unto the LORD
in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose.


And the king said,

I will give them.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v7

But the king spared Mephibosheth
the son of Jonathan the son of Saul,
because of the LORD'S oath that was between them,
between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v8

But the king took the two sons of Rizpah
the daughter of Aiah,
whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth,
and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul,
whom she brought up for Adriel
the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v9

And he delivered them into the hands
of the Gibeonites,
and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD:
and they fell all seven together,
and were put to death in the days of harvest,
in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v10-14

{ heart }   [2S] 21v10

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth,
and spread it for her upon the rock,
from the beginning of harvest
until water dropped upon them out of heaven,
and suffered neither the birds of the air
to rest on them by day,
nor the beasts of the field by night.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v11

And it was told David

What Rizpah the daughter of Aiah
the concubine of Saul had done.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v12

And David went and took the bones of Saul
and the bones of Jonathan his son
from the men of Jabesh-Gilead,
which had stolen them from the street of Beth-shan,
where the Philistines had hanged them,
when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v13

And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul
and the bones of Jonathan his son,
and they gathered the bones of them
that were hanged.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v14

And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son,
buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah,
in the sepulcher of Kish his father:
and they performed all that the king commanded:
and after that, GOD was entreated for the land.

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v15-17

{ heart }   [2S] 21v15

Moreover, the Philistines had yet war again
with Israel,
and David went down, and his servants with him,
and fought against the Philistines,
and David waxed faint.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v16

And Ishbi-benob which was of the sons of the giant,
(the weight of whose spear weighed
three hundred shekels of brass in weight)
he being girded with a new sword,
thought to have slain David.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v17

But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him,
and smote the Philistine, and killed him.
Then the men of David sware unto him,
saying,

Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle,
that thou quench not the light of Israel.

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v18

{ heart }   [2S] 21v18

And it came to pass after this,
that there was again a battle with the Philistines
at Gob: then Sibbecai the Hushathite slew Saph,
which was of the sons of the giant.

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v19

{ heart }   [2S] 21v19

And there was again a battle in Gob
with the Philistines,
where Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim
a Bethlehemite,
slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite,
the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v20-21

{ heart }   [2S] 21v20

And there was yet a battle in Gath,
where was a man of great stature,
that had on every hand six fingers,
and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number,
and he also was born to the giant.

{ heart }   [2S] 21v21

And when he defied Israel,
Jonathan the son of Shimei the brother of David,
slew him.

¶ 2 Samuel 21 v22

{ heart }   [2S] 21v22

These four were born to the giant in Gath,
and fell by the hand of David,
and by the hand of his servants.

» 2 Samuel 22

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v1-4

{ heart }   [2S] 22v1

And David spake unto the LORD
the words of this song
in the day that the LORD had delivered him
out of the hand of all his enemies,
and out of the hand of Saul:

{ heart }   [2S] 22v2

And he said,

The LORD is my rock and my fortress,
and my DELIVERER:

{ heart }   [2S] 22v3

The GOD of my rock, in HIM will I trust:
HE is my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
my high tower, and my refuge, my SAVIOR;
THOU savest me from violence.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v4

I will call

 ‘On the LORD,’ 

WHO is worthy to be praised:
so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v5-7

{ heart }   [2S] 22v5

When the waves of death compassed me:
the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v6

The sorrows of hell compassed me about:
the snares of death prevented me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v7

In my distress I called

 ‘Upon the LORD,’ 

And cried to my GOD, and HE did hear

 ‘My voice’ 

Out of HIS temple,
and my cry did enter into HIS ears.

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v8-16

{ heart }   [2S] 22v8

Then the earth shook and trembled:
the foundations of heaven moved and shook,
because HE was wroth.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v9

There went up a smoke out of HIS nostrils,
and fire out of HIS mouth devoured:
coals were kindled by it.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v10

HE bowed the heavens also and came down:
and darkness was under HIS feet.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v11

And HE rode upon a Cherub, and did fly:
and HE was seen upon the wings of the wind.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v12

And HE made darkness pavilions round about HIM,
dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v13

Through the brightness before HIM,
were coals of fire kindled.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v14

The LORD thundered from heaven:
and the MOST HIGH uttered HIS voice.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v15

And HE sent out arrows, and scattered them;
lightning, and discomfited them.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v16

And the channels of the sea appeared,
the foundations of the world were discovered,
at the rebuking of the LORD,
at the blast of the breath of HIS nostrils.

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v17-20

{ heart }   [2S] 22v17

HE sent from above, HE took me:
HE drew me out of many waters.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v18

HE delivered me from my strong enemy,
and from them that hated me:
for they were too strong for me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v19

They prevented me in the day of my calamity:
but the LORD was my stay.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v20

HE brought me forth also into a large place:
HE delivered me, because HE delighted in me.

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v21-31

{ heart }   [2S] 22v21

The LORD rewarded me
according to my righteousness:
according to the cleanness of my hands
hath HE recompensed me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v22

For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
and have not wickedly departed from my GOD.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v23

For all HIS judgments were before me:
and as for HIS statutes, I did not depart from them.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v24

I was also upright before HIM:
and have kept myself from mine iniquity.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v25

Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me,
according to my righteousness:
according to my cleanness in HIS eyesight.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v26

With the merciful
THOU wilt show THYSELF merciful,
and with the upright man
THOU wilt show THYSELF upright.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v27

With the pure
THOU wilt show THYSELF pure:
and with the froward
THOU wilt show THYSELF unsavory.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v28

And the afflicted people THOU wilt save:
but THINE eyes are upon the haughty,
that THOU mayest bring them down.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v29

For THOU art my lamp, O LORD:
and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v30

For by THEE I have run through a troop:
by my GOD have I leaped over a wall.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v31

As for GOD, HIS way is perfect,
the word of the LORD is tried:
HE is a buckler to all them that trust in HIM.

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v32-43

{ heart }   [2S] 22v32

For WHO is GOD, save the LORD?
and who is a rock, save our GOD?

{ heart }   [2S] 22v33

GOD is my strength and power:
and HE maketh my way perfect.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v34

HE maketh my feet like hinds' feet:
and setteth me upon my high places.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v35

HE teacheth my hands to war:
so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v36

THOU hast also given me the shield
of THY salvation:
and THY gentleness hath made me great.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v37

THOU hast enlarged my steps under me:
so that my feet did not slip.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v38

I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them:
and turned not again until I had consumed them.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v39

And I have consumed them and wounded them,
that they could not arise:
yea, they are fallen under my feet.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v40

For THOU hast girded me with strength to battle:
them that rose up against me,
hast THOU subdued under me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v41

THOU hast also given me the necks
of mine enemies,
that I might destroy them that hate me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v42

They looked, but there was none to save:
even unto the LORD, but HE answered them not.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v43

Then did I beat them
as small as the dust of the earth:
I did stamp them as the mire of the street,
and did spread them abroad.

¶ 2 Samuel 22 v44-51

{ heart }   [2S] 22v44

THOU also hast delivered me from the strivings
of my people,
THOU hast kept me to be head of the heathen:
a people whom I knew not, shall serve me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v45

Strangers shall submit themselves unto me:
as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v46

Strangers shall fade away:
and they shall be afraid out of their close places.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v47

The LORD liveth, and blessed be my ROCK:
and exalted be the GOD
of the ROCK of my salvation.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v48

It is GOD THAT avengeth me,
and THAT bringeth down the people under me:

{ heart }   [2S] 22v49

And THAT bringeth me forth from mine enemies:
THOU also hast lifted me up on high
above them that rose up against me:
THOU hast delivered me from the violent man.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v50

Therefore I will give thanks unto THEE, O LORD,
among the heathen,
and I will sing praises unto THY NAME.

{ heart }   [2S] 22v51

HE is the tower of salvation for his king:
and showeth mercy to HIS anointed,
unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

» 2 Samuel 23

¶ 2 Samuel 23 v1-7

{ heart }   [2S] 23v1

Now these be the last words of David:
David the son of Jesse, said,
and the man who was raised up on high,
the anointed of the GOD of Jacob,
and the sweet psalmist of Israel,
said,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v2

The SPIRIT of the LORD spake by me,
and HIS word was in my tongue.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v3

The GOD of Israel said,
the ROCK of Israel spake to me,


He that ruleth over men must be just,
ruling in the fear of GOD:

{ heart }   [2S] 23v4

And he shall be as the light of the morning,
when the sun riseth,
even a morning, without clouds;
as the tender grass springing out of the earth
by clear shining after rain:

{ heart }   [2S] 23v5

Although my house be not so with GOD:
yet HE hath made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and sure:
for this is all my salvation, and all my desire,
although HE make it not to grow.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v6

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them
as thorns thrust away,
because they cannot be taken with hands,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v7

But the man that shall touch them,
must be fenced with iron, and the staff of a spear,
and they shall be utterly burnt with fire
in the same place.

¶ 2 Samuel 23 v8-12

{ heart }   [2S] 23v8

These be the names of the mighty men
whom David had:
The Tachmonite that sat in the seat,
chief among the captains,
(the same was Adino the Eznite:)
he lift up his spear against eight hundred,
whom he slew at one time.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v9

And after him was Eleazar,
the son of Dodai the Ahohite,
one of the three mighty men with David,
when they defied the Philistines
that were there gathered together to battle,
and the men of Israel were gone away.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v10

He arose, and smote the Philistines
until his hand was weary,
and his hand clave unto the sword:
and the LORD wrought a great victory that day,
and the people returned after him only to spoil.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v11

And after him was Shammah the son of Agee
the Hararite:
and the Philistines were gathered together
into a troop,
where was a piece of ground full of lentils:
and the people fled from the Philistines.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v12

But he stood in the midst of the ground,
and defended it, and slew the Philistines:
and the LORD wrought a great victory .

¶ 2 Samuel 23 v13-17

{ heart }   [2S] 23v13

And three of the thirty chief went down,
and came to David in the harvest time
unto the cave of Adullam:
and the troop of the Philistines pitched
in the valley of Rephaim.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v14

And David was then in an hold,
and the garrison of the Philistines
was then in Bethlehem.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v15

And David longed, and said,

Oh that one would give me drink of the water
of the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v16

And the three mighty men 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:
nevertheless he would not drink thereof,
but poured it out unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v17

And he said,

Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this:
is not this the blood of the men
that went in jeopardy of their lives?


Therefore he would not drink it.
These things did these three mighty men.

¶ 2 Samuel 23 v18-19

{ heart }   [2S] 23v18

And Abishai the brother of Joab,
the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three.
and he lift up his spear against three hundred,
and slew them, and had the name among three.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v19

Was he not most honorable of three?
therefore, he was their captain:
howbeit, he attained not unto the first three.

¶ 2 Samuel 23 v20-23

{ heart }   [2S] 23v20

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada
the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel,
who had done many acts,
he slew two lion-like men of Moab:
he went down also, and slew a lion in the midst of a pit
in time of snow.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v21

And he slew an Egyptian a goodly man:
and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand;
but he went down to him with a staff,
and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand,
and slew him with his own spear.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v22

These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada,
and had the name among three mighty men.

{ heart }   [2S] 23v23

He was more honorable than the thirty,
but he attained not to the first three:
and David set him over his guard.

¶ 2 Samuel 23 v24-39

{ heart }   [2S] 23v24

Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty:
Elhanan the son of Dodai of Bethlehem,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v25

Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v26

Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v27

Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v28

Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v29

Heleb the son of Baanah a Netophathite,
Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah
of the children of Benjamin,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v30

Benaiah the Pirathonite,
Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v31

Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v32

Eliahba the Shaalbonite: of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v33

Shammah the Hararite,
Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v34

Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai,
the son of the Maacathite;
Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v35

Hezro the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v36

Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v37

Zelek the Ammonite,
Naharai the Beerothite, armor-bearer to Joab,
the son of Zeruiah,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v38

Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,

{ heart }   [2S] 23v39

Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.

» 2 Samuel 24

¶ 2 Samuel 24 v1-9

{ heart }   [2S] 24v1

And again the anger of the LORD was kindled
against Israel,
and HE moved David against them
to say,

Go, number Israel and Judah.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v2

For the king said to Joab the captain of the host,
which was with him,

Go now through all the tribes of Israel,
from Dan even to Beersheba,
and number ye the people, that I may know

 ‘The number of the people’.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v3

And Joab said unto the king,

Now the LORD thy GOD add unto the people
(how many soeuer they be) an hundredfold,
and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it:
but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

{ heart }   [2S] 24v4

Notwithstanding, the king's word prevailed
against Joab, and against the captains of the host:
and Joab and the captains of the host
went out from the presence of the king,
to number the people of Israel.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v5

And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer,
on the right side of the city
that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad,
and toward Jazer.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v6

Then they came to Gilead,
and to the land of Tahtim-hodshi;
and they came to Dan-jaan, and about to Sidon,

{ heart }   [2S] 24v7

And came to the stronghold of Tyre,
and to all the cities of the Hivites,
and of the Canaanites:
and they went out to the south of Judah,
even to Beersheba.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v8

So when they had gone through all the land,
they came to Jerusalem
at the end of nine months and twenty days.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v9

And Joab gave up the sum
of the number of the people unto the king,
and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand
valiant men that drew the sword:
and the men of Judah
were five hundred thousand men.

¶ 2 Samuel 24 v10-17

{ heart }   [2S] 24v10

And David's heart smote him,
after that he had numbered the people:
and David said unto the LORD,

I have sinned greatly in that I have done:
and now I beseech THEE, O LORD,
take away the iniquity of THY servant,
for I have done very foolishly.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v11

For when David arose in the morning,
the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad,
David's seer, saying,

{ heart }   [2S] 24v12

Go and say unto David,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them,
that I may do it unto thee’.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v13

So Gad came to David, and told him,
and said unto him,

Shall seven years of famine come unto thee
in thy land?
or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies,
while they pursue thee?
or wilt thou that there be three days' pestilence
in thy land?


Now advise, and see what answer I shall return
to HIM THAT sent me.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v14

And David said unto Gad,

I am in a great strait:
let us fall now into the hand of the LORD
(for HIS mercies are great,)
and let me not fall into the hand of man.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v15

So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel
from the morning, even to the time appointed:
and there died of the people
from Dan even to Beersheba, seventy thousand men.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v16

And when the Angel stretched out His hand
upon Jerusalem to destroy it,
the LORD repented of the evil,
and said to the Angel That destroyed the people,

It is enough: stay now Thine hand.

And the Angel of the LORD
was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v17

And David spake unto the LORD
when he saw the Angel That smote the people,
and said,

Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly:
but these sheep, what have they done?
Let THINE hand, I pray THEE,
be against me, and against my father's house.

¶ 2 Samuel 24 v18-25

{ heart }   [2S] 24v18

And Gad came that day to David,
and said unto him,

Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD,
in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v19

And David, according to the saying of Gad,
went up as the LORD commanded.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v20

And Araunah looked, and saw the king
and his servants coming toward him:
and Araunah went out,
and bowed himself before the king
on his face upon the ground.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v21

And Araunah said,

Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant?

And David said,

To buy the threshing floor of thee,
to build an altar unto the LORD,
that the plague may be stayed from the people.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v22

And Araunah said unto David,

Let my lord the king, take and offer up
what seemeth good unto him:
behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice,
and threshing instruments
and other instruments of the oxen for wood.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v23

All these things did Araunah,
as a king, give unto the king:
and Araunah said unto the king,

The LORD thy GOD accept thee

{ heart }   [2S] 24v24

And the king said unto Araunah,

Nay, but I will surely buy it of thee at a price:
neither will I offer burnt offerings
unto the LORD my GOD
of that which doth cost me nothing.


So David bought the threshing floor, and the oxen,
for fifty shekels of silver.

{ heart }   [2S] 24v25

And David built there an altar unto the LORD,
and offered burnt offerings, and peace offerings:
so the LORD was entreated for the land,
and the plague was stayed from Israel.