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2 Samuel 1:

Chapter 1:27 Verses

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10-1:1††††† After the death of Saul, when Dauid was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites and had beene two dayes in Ziklag,

10-1:2††††† Behold, a man came the third day out of the host from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth vpon his head: and when hee came to Dauid, he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.

10-1:3††††† Then Dauid saide vnto him, Whence commest thou? And he said vnto him, Out of the host of Israel I am escaped.

10-1:4††††† And Dauid saide vnto him, What is done? I pray thee, tell me. Then he said, that the people is fled from the battel, and many of the people are ouerthrowen, and dead, & also Saul and Ionathan his sonne are dead.

10-1:5††††† And Dauid saide vnto the yong man that tolde it him, Howe knowest thou that Saul and Ionathan his sonne be dead?

10-1:6††††† Then the yong man that tolde him, answered, As I came to mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned vpon his speare, and loe, the charets and horsemen followed hard after him.

10-1:7††††† And when he looked backe, he saw me, and called me; I answered, Here am I.

10-1:8††††† And he said vnto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

10-1:9††††† Then saide hee vnto me, I pray thee come vpon mee, and slay me: for anguish is come vpon me, because my life is yet whole in me.

10-1:10†††† So I came vpon him, and slewe him, and because I was sure that hee coulde not liue, after that hee had fallen, I tooke the crowne that was vpon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arme, and brought them hither vnto my lord.

10-1:11†††† Then Dauid tooke hold on his clothes, & rent them, and likewise al the men that were with him.

10-1:12†††† And they mourned and wept, and fasted vntil euen, for Saul and for Ionathan his sonne, & for the people of the Lorde, and for the house of Israel, because they were slaine with the sword.

10-1:13†††† Afterward Dauid saide vnto the yong man that tolde it him, Whence art thou? And hee answered, I am the sonne of a stranger an Amalekite.

10-1:14†††† And Dauid said vnto him, How wast thou not afrayd, to put forth thine hand to destroy the Anoynted of the Lord?

10-1:15†††† Then Dauid called one of his yong men, and said, Goe neere, and fall vpon him; hee smote him that he dyed.

10-1:16†††† Then said Dauid vnto him, Thy blood be vpon thine owne head: for thine owne mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I haue slaine the Lords Anoynted.

10-1:17†††† Then Dauid mourned with this lamentation ouer Saul, and ouer Ionathan his sonne,

10-1:18†††† (Also he bade them teach the children of Iudah to shoote, as it is written in the booke of Iasher)

10-1:19†††† O noble Israel, hee is slane vpon thy hie places: how are the mightie ouerthrowen!

10-1:20†††† Tell it not in Gath, nor publish it in the streetes of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistims reioyce, lest the daughters of the vncircumcised triumph.

10-1:21†††† Ye mountaines of Gilboa, vpon you be neither dewe nor raine, nor be there fieldes of offrings: for there the shielde of the mightie is cast downe, the shielde of Saul, as though he had not bene anointed with oyle.

10-1:22†††† The bow of Ionathan neuer turned backe, neither did the sword of Saul returne emptie from the blood of the slaine, and from the fatte of the mightie.

10-1:23†††† Saul and Ionathan were louely and pleasant in their liues, and in their deaths they were not deuided: they were swifter then egles, they were stronger then lions.

10-1:24†††† Yee daughters of Israel, weepe for Saul, which clothed you in skarlet, with pleasures, & hanged ornaments of gold vpon your apparel.

10-1:25†††† Howe were the mightie slaine in the mids of the battel! O Ionathan, thou wast slaine in thine hie places.

10-1:26†††† Wo is me for thee, my brother Ionathan: very kinde hast thou bene vnto me: thy loue to me was wonderfull, passing the loue of women:

10-1:27†††† Howe are the mightie ouerthrowen, and the weapons of warre destroyed!

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2 Samuel 2:

Chapter 2:32 Verses

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10-2:1††††† After this, Dauid asked counsel of the Lord, saying, Shall I go vp into any of the cities of Iudah? And the Lord sayd vnto him, Goe vp; Dauid sayd Whither shall I goe? Hee then answered, Vnto Hebron.

10-2:2††††† So Dauid went vp thither, and his two wiues also, Ahinoam the Izreelite, and Abigail Nabals wife the Carmelite.

10-2:3††††† And Dauid brought vp the men that were with him, euery man with his houshold, & they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

10-2:4††††† Then the men of Iudah came, and there they anoynted Dauid King ouer the house of Iudah; they tolde Dauid, saying, that the men of Iabesh Gilead buried Saul.

10-2:5††††† And Dauid sent messengers vnto the men of Iabesh Gilead, and said vnto them, Blessed are ye of the Lord, that yee haue shewed such kindenes vnto your lord Saul, that you haue buried him.

10-2:6††††† Therefore now the Lorde shewe mercie and trueth vnto you: and I will recompence you this benefite, because ye haue done this thing.

10-2:7††††† Therefore nowe let your handes be strong, and be you valiant: albeit your master Saul bee dead, yet neuerthelesse the house of Iudah hath anoynted me King ouer them.

10-2:8††††† But Abner the sonne of Ner that was captaine of Sauls hoste, tooke Ish-bosheth the sonne of Saul, and brought him to Mahanaim,

10-2:9††††† And made him King ouer Gilead, and ouer the Ashurites, and ouer Izreel, and ouer Ephraim, and ouer Beniamin, and ouer al Israel.

10-2:10†††† Ish-bosheth Sauls sonne was fourtie yeere olde wen he began to reigne ouer Israel, and reigned two yeere: but the house of Iudah followed Dauid.

10-2:11†††† (And the time which Dauid reigned in Hebron ouer the house of Iudah, was seuen yeere & sixe moneths)

10-2:12†††† And Abner the sonne of Ner, and the seruantes of Ish-bosheth the sonne of Saul went out of Mahanaim to Gibeon.

10-2:13†††† And Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah, and the seruants of Dauid went out and met one another by the poole of Gibeon: and they sate downe, the one on the one side of the poole, and the other on the otherside of the poole.

10-2:14†††† Then Abner saide to Ioab, Let the yong men nowe arise, and play before vs; Ioab said, Let them arise.

10-2:15†††† Then there arose and went ouer twelue of Beniamin by number, which perteined to Ish-bosheth the sonne of Saul, and twelue of the seruants of Dauid.

10-2:16†††† And euery one caught his fellowe by the head, and thrust his sword in his fellowes side, so they fell downe together: wherefore ye place was called Helkath-hazzurim, which is in Gibeon.

10-2:17†††† And the battel was exceeding sore that same day: for Abner and the men of Israel fell before the seruants of Dauid.

10-2:18†††† And there were three sonnes of Zeruiah there, Ioab, and Abishai, and Asahel; Asahel was as light on foote as a wilde roe.

10-2:19†††† And Asahel followed after Abner, and in going he turned neither to the right hand nor to the left from Abner.

10-2:20†††† Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Art thou Asahel? And he answered, Yea.

10-2:21†††† Then Abner said, Turne thee either to the right hande, or to the left, and take one of the yong men, and take thee his weapons: and Asahel would not depart from him.

10-2:22†††† And Abner saide to Asahel, Depart from me: wherefore shoulde I smite thee to the grounde? Howe then shoulde I be able to holde vp my face to Ioab thy brother?

10-2:23†††† And when he woulde not depart, Abner with the hinder ende of the speare smote him vnder the fift ryb, that the speare came out behind him: and he fell downe there, and dyed in his place; as many as came to the place where Asahel fell downe and dyed, stoode still.

10-2:24†††† Ioab also and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sunne went downe, when they were come to the hill Ammah, that lieth before Giah, by the way of the wildernesse of Gibeon.

10-2:25†††† And the children of Beniamin gathered them selues together after Abner, and were on an heape and stoode on the top of an hill.

10-2:26†††† Then Abner called to Ioab, and said, Shall the sworde deuoure for euer? Knowest thou not, that it will be bitternesse in the latter ende? Howe long then shall it be, or thou bid the people returne from following their brethren?

10-2:27†††† And Ioab sayde, As God liueth, if thou haddest not spoken, surely euen in the morning the people had departed euery one backe from his brother.

10-2:28†††† So Ioab blew a trumpet, and all the people stoode still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.

10-2:29†††† And Abner and his men walked all that night through the plaine, and went ouer Iorden, and past through all Bithron till they came to Mahanaim.

10-2:30†††† Ioab also returned backe from Abner: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of Dauids seruants nineteene men and Asahel.

10-2:31†††† But the seruants of Dauid had smitten of Beniamin, and of Abners men, so that three hundreth and threescore men dyed.

10-2:32†††† And they tooke vp Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in Bethlehem: and Ioab and his men went all night, & when they came to Hebron, the day arose.

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2 Samuel 3:

Chapter 3:39 Verses

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10-3:1††††† There was then long warre betweene the house of Saul and the house of Dauid: but Dauid waxed stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker.

10-3:2††††† And vnto Dauid were children borne in Hebron: and his eldest sonne was Amnon of Ahinoam the Izreelite,

10-3:3††††† And his seconde, was Chileab of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite: and the third, Absalom the sonne of Maacah the daughter of Talmai the King of Geshur,

10-3:4††††† And the fourth, Adoniiah the sonne of Haggith, and the fifth, Shephatiah the sonne of Abital,

10-3:5††††† And the sixt, Ithream by Eglah Dauids wife: these were borne to Dauid in Hebron.

10-3:6††††† Nowe while there was warre betweene the house of Saul and the house of Dauid, Abner made all his power for the house of Saul.

10-3:7††††† And Saul had a concubine named Rizpah, the daughter of Aiiah; Ish-bosheth sayde to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in to my fathers concubine?

10-3:8††††† Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ish-bosheth, and said, Am I a dogges head, which against Iudah do shew mercie this day vnto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his neighbours, and haue not deliuered thee into the hande of Dauid, that thou chargest me this day with a fault concerning this woman?

10-3:9††††† So doe God to Abner, and more also, except, as the Lorde hath sworne to Dauid, euen so I doe to him,

10-3:10†††† To remoue the kingdome from the house of Saul, that the throne of Dauid may be stablished ouer Israel, and ouer Iudah, euen from Dan to Beer-sheba.

10-3:11†††† And he durst no more answere to Abner: for he feared him.

10-3:12†††† Then Abner sent messengers to Dauid on his behalfe, saying, Whose is the lande? who should also say, Make couenant with me, and beholde, mine hande shalbe with thee, to bring all Israel vnto thee.

10-3:13†††† Who saide, Well, I will make a couenant with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, that thou see not my face except thou bring Michal Sauls daughter when thou commest to see me.

10-3:14†††† Then Dauid sent messengers to Ish-bosheth Sauls sonne, saying, Deliuer me my wife Michal, which I marryed for an hundreth foreskinnes of the Philistims.

10-3:15†††† And Ish-bosheth sent, and tooke her from her husband Phaltiel the sonne of Laish.

10-3:16†††† And her husband went with her, & came weeping behinde her, vnto Bahurim: then saide Abner vnto him, Go, and returne. So he returned.

10-3:17†††† And Abner had communication with the Elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for Dauid in times past, that he might be your King.

10-3:18†††† Nowe then doe it: for the Lord hath spoken of Dauid, saying, By the hand of my seruant Dauid I will saue my people Israel out of the handes of the Philistims, and out of the handes of all their enemies.

10-3:19†††† Also Abner spake to Beniamin, and afterward Abner went to speake with Dauid in Hebron, concerning all that Israel was content with, and the whole house of Beniamin.

10-3:20†††† So Abner came to Dauid to Hebron, hauing twentie men with him, and Dauid made a feast vnto Abner, and to the men that were with him.

10-3:21†††† Then Abner sayde vnto Dauid, I will rise vp, and goe gather all Israel vnto my lorde the King, that they may make a couenant with thee, and that thou mayest reigne ouer all that thine heart desireth. Then Dauid let Abner depart, who went in peace.

10-3:22†††† And beholde, the seruants of Dauid and Ioab came from the campe, and brought a great pray with them (but Abner was not with Dauid in Hebron: for he had sent him away, and he departed in peace)

10-3:23†††† When Ioab, & all the hoste that was with him were come, men tolde Ioab, saying, Abner the sonne of Ner came to the King, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace.

10-3:24†††† Then Ioab came to the King, and saide, What hast thou done? beholde, Abner came vnto thee, why hast thou sent him away, and he is departed?

10-3:25†††† Thou knowest Abner the sonne of Ner: for he came to deceiue thee, and to knowe thy outgoing and ingoing, and to knowe all that thou doest.

10-3:26†††† And when Ioab was gone out from Dauid, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him againe from the well of Siriah vnknowing to Dauid.

10-3:27†††† And when Abner was come againe to Hebron, Ioab tooke him aside in the gate to speake with him peaceably, and smote him vnder the fift ryb, that he dyed, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

10-3:28†††† And when afterwarde it came to Dauids eare, he saide, I and my kingdome are giltlesse before the Lorde for euer, concerning the blood of Abner the sonne of Ner.

10-3:29†††† Let the blood fall on the head of Ioab, and on all his fathers house, that the house of Ioab be neuer without some that haue running issues, or leper, or that leaneth on a staffe, or that doeth fall on the sworde, or that lacketh bread.

10-3:30†††† (So Ioab and Abishai his brother slewe Abner, because he had slaine their brother Asahel at Gibeon in battel)

10-3:31†††† And Dauid said to Ioab, and to al the people that were with him, Rent your clothes, and put on sackecloth, and mourne before Abner: and King Dauid him selfe followed the beare.

10-3:32†††† And when they had buryed Abner in Hebron, the King lift vp his voyce, and wept beside the sepulchre of Abner, and all the people wept.

10-3:33†††† And the King lamented ouer Abner, and sayde, Dyed Abner as a foole dyeth?

10-3:34†††† Thine handes were not bounde, nor thy feete tyed in fetters of brasse: but as a man falleth before wicked men, so diddest thou fall; all the people wept againe for him.

10-3:35†††† Afterwarde all the people came to cause Dauid eate meate while it was yet day, but Dauid sware, saying, So doe God to me and more also, if I taste bread, or ought els till the sunne be downe.

10-3:36†††† And all the people knewe it, and it pleased them: as whatsoeuer the King did, pleased all the people.

10-3:37†††† For all the people and all Israel vnderstoode that day, howe that it was not the Kings deede that Abner the sonne of Ner was slaine.

10-3:38†††† And the King said vnto his seruants, Know ye not, that there is a prince & a great man falle this day in Israel?

10-3:39†††† And I am this day weake and newly anoynted King: and these men the sonnes of Zeruiah be too harde for me: the Lorde rewarde the doer of euill according to his wickednesse.

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2 Samuel 4:

Chapter 4:12 Verses

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10-4:1††††† And when Sauls sonne heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, then his handes were feeble, and all Israel was afraide,

10-4:2††††† And Sauls sonne had two men that were captaines of bandes: the one called Baanah, and the other called Rechab, the sonnes of Rimmon a Beerothite of the children of Beniamin. (for Beeroth was reckened to Beniamin,

10-4:3††††† Because the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and soiourned there, vnto this day).

10-4:4††††† And Ionathan Sauls sonne had a sonne that was lame on his feete: he was fiue yere olde when the tydings came of Saul and Ionathan out of Israel: then his nourse tooke him, and fledde away; as she made haste to flee, the childe fell, and beganne to halte, and his name was Mephibosheth.

10-4:5††††† And the sonnes of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah went and came in the heat of the day to the house of Ish-bosheth (who slept on a bed at noone)

10-4:6††††† And beholde, Rechab and Baanah his brother came into the middes of the house as they would haue wheate, and they smote him vnder the fift ryb, and fled.

10-4:7††††† For when they came into the house, he slept on his bed in his bed chamber, & they smote him, and slewe him, and beheaded him, and tooke his head, and gate them away through the plaine all the night.

10-4:8††††† And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth vnto Dauid to Hebron, and saide to the King, Beholde the head of Ish-bosheth Sauls sonne thine enemie, who sought after thy life: and the Lorde hath auenged my lorde the King this day of Saul, and of his seede.

10-4:9††††† Then Dauid answered Rechab & Baanah his brother, the sonnes of Rimmon the Beerothite, and saide vnto them, As the Lorde liueth, who hath deliuered my soule out of al aduersity,

10-4:10†††† When one tolde me, and sayde that Saul was dead, (thinking to haue brought good tydings) I tooke him and slewe him in Ziklag, who thought that I woulde haue giuen him a rewarde for his tidings:

10-4:11†††† How much more, when wicked men haue slaine a righteous person in his owne house, and vpon his bed? shal I not now therfore require his blood at your hand, and take you from the earth?

10-4:12†††† Then Dauid commanded his yong men, & they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feete, and hanged them vp ouer the poole in Hebron: but they tooke the head of Ish-bosheth, & buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

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2 Samuel 5:

Chapter 5:25 Verses

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10-5:1††††† Then came all the tribes of Israel to Dauid vnto Hebron, and said thus, Beholde, we are thy bones and thy flesh.

10-5:2††††† And in time past when Saul was our King, thou leddest Israel in and out: and the Lord hath sayde to thee, Thou shalt feede my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captaine ouer Israel.

10-5:3††††† So all the Elders of Israel came to the King to Hebron: and King Dauid made a couenant with them in Hebron before the Lorde: & they anoynted Dauid King ouer Israel.

10-5:4††††† Dauid was thirtie yeere olde when he began to reigne: and hee reigned fortie yeere.

10-5:5††††† In Hebron hee reigned ouer Iudah seuen yeere, and sixe moneths: and in Ierusalem hee reigned thirtie and three yeeres ouer all Israel and Iudah.

10-5:6††††† The King also and his men went to Ierusalem vnto the Iebusites, the inhabitants of the land: who spake vnto Dauid, saying, Except thou take away the blinde and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking that Dauid coulde not come thither.

10-5:7††††† But Dauid tooke the fort of Zion: this is the citie of Dauid.

10-5:8††††† Nowe Dauid had sayd the same day, Whosoeuer smiteth the Iebusites, and getteth vp to the gutters and smiteth the lame and blinde, which Dauids soule hateth, I will preferre him: therefore they saide, The blinde and the lame shall not come into that house.

10-5:9††††† So Dauid dwelt in that forte, and called it the citie of Dauid, and Dauid built rounde about it, from Millo, and inward.

10-5:10†††† And Dauid prospered and grewe: for the Lord God of hostes was with him.

10-5:11†††† Hiram also king of Tyrus sent messengers to Dauid, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons for walles: and they built Dauid an house.

10-5:12†††† Then Dauid knewe that the Lorde had stablished him King ouer Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdome for his people Israels sake.

10-5:13†††† And Dauid tooke him mo concubines & wiues out of Ierusalem, after hee was come from Hebron, & mo sonnes and daughters were borne to Dauid.

10-5:14†††† And these bee the names of the sonnes that were borne vnto him in Ierusale: Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Salomon,

10-5:15†††† And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Iaphia,

10-5:16†††† And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.

10-5:17†††† But when the Philistims hearde that they had anoynted Dauid King ouer Israel, all the Philistims came vp to seeke Dauid: and when Dauid heard, he went downe to a fort.

10-5:18†††† But the Philistims came, and spred themselues in the valley of Rephaim.

10-5:19†††† Then Dauid asked counsel of the Lorde, saying, Shall I goe vp to the Philistims? wilt thou deliuer them into mine handes? And the Lorde answered Dauid, Goe vp: for I will doubtlesse deliuer the Philistims into thine handes.

10-5:20†††† Then Dauid came to Baal-perazim, & smote them there, and sayde, The Lorde hath deuided mine enemies asunder before mee, as waters be deuided asunder: therefore he called the name of that place, Baal-perazim.

10-5:21†††† And there they left their images, and Dauid and his men burnt them.

10-5:22†††† Againe the Philistims came vp, and spred themselues in the valley of Rephaim.

10-5:23†††† And when Dauid asked counsell of the Lorde, hee answered, Thou shalt not goe vp, but turne about behinde them, and come vpon them ouer against the mulberie trees.

10-5:24†††† And when thou hearest the noyse of one going in the toppes of the mulberie trees, then remoue: for then shall the Lord goe out before thee, to smite the hoste of the Philistims.

10-5:25†††† Then Dauid did so as the Lorde had commanded him, and smote the Philistims from Geba, vntil thou come to Gazer.

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2 Samuel 6:

Chapter 6:23 Verses

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10-6:1††††† Againe Dauid gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, euen thirtie thousand,

10-6:2††††† And Dauid arose and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Iudah to bring vp from thence the Arke of God, whose name is called by the Name of the Lorde, of hostes, that dwelleth vpon it betweene the Cherubims.

10-6:3††††† And they put the Arke of God vpon a newe cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah; Vzzah and Ahio the sonnes of Abinadab did driue the newe carte.

10-6:4††††† And when they brought the Arke of God out of the house of Abinadab, that was at Gibeah, Ahio went before the Arke,

10-6:5††††† And Dauid and al the house of Israel played before the Lorde on all instruments made of firre, and on harpes, and on Psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

10-6:6††††† And when they came to Nachons threshing floore, Vzzah put his hande to the Arke of God, and helde it: for the oxen did shake it.

10-6:7††††† And the Lord was verie wroth with Vzzah, and God smote him in the same place for his fault, and there he dyed by the Arke of God.

10-6:8††††† And Dauid was displeased, because the Lord had smitten Vzzah: and he called the name of the place Perez Vzzah vntill this day.

10-6:9††††† Therefore Dauid that day feared the Lord, and sayd, How shall the Arke of the Lorde come to mee?

10-6:10†††† So Dauid would not bring the Arke of the Lord vnto him into the citie of Dauid, but Dauid caried it into ye house of Obed-edom a Gittite.

10-6:11†††† And the Arke of the Lorde continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite, three moneths, and the Lorde blessed Obed-edom, and all his houshold.

10-6:12†††† And one told King Dauid, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that hee hath, because of the Arke of God: therefore Dauid went and brought the Arke of God from the house of Obed-edom, into the citie of Dauid with gladnesse.

10-6:13†††† And when they that bare the Arke of the Lord had gone sixe paces, he offred an oxe, and a fatte beast.

10-6:14†††† And Dauid danced before the Lorde with al his might, & was girded with a linnen Ephod.

10-6:15†††† So Dauid & all the house of Israel, brought the Arke of the Lord with shouting, and sound of trumpet.

10-6:16†††† And as the Arke of the Lord came into the citie of Dauid, Michal Sauls daughter looked through a windowe, and sawe King Dauid leape, and dance before the Lorde, and shee despised him in her heart.

10-6:17†††† And when they had brought in the Arke of the Lord, they set it in his place, in the mids of the tabernacle that Dauid had pitched for it: then Dauid offred burnt offrings, and peace offrings before the Lord.

10-6:18†††† And assoone as Dauid had made an ende of offring burnt offrings and peace offrings, hee blessed the people in the Name of the Lorde of hostes,

10-6:19†††† And gaue among all the people, euen among the whole multitude of Israel, aswel to the women as men, to euerie one a cake of bread, and a piece of flesh, and a bottell of wine: so all the people departed euerie one to his house.

10-6:20†††† The Dauid returned to blesse his house, and Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meete Dauid, and sayde, O howe glorious was the King of Israel this day, which was vncouered to day in the eyes of the maidens of his seruantes, as a foole vncouereth himselfe.

10-6:21†††† Then Dauid sayd vnto Michal, It was before the Lord, which chose me rather then thy father, and all his house, and commanded me to bee ruler ouer the people of the Lorde, euen ouer Israel: and therefore will I play before the Lord,

10-6:22†††† And will yet be more vile then thus, and will be low in mine owne sight, and of the verie same maidseruants, which thou hast spoken of, shal I be had in honour.

10-6:23†††† Therfore Michal the daughter of Saul had no childe vnto the day of her death.

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2 Samuel 7:

Chapter 7:29 Verses

10 2 Samuel

(Geneva 1587) .

10-7:1††††† Afterwarde when the King sate in his house and the Lorde had giuen him rest rounde about from all his enemies,

10-7:2††††† The King saide vnto Nathan the Prophet, Beholde, nowe I dwel in an house of cedar trees, and the Arke of God remayneth within the curtaines.

10-7:3††††† Then Nathan sayde vnto the King, Go, and doe all that is in thine heart: for the Lord is with thee.

10-7:4††††† And the same night the worde of the Lorde came vnto Nathan, saying,

10-7:5††††† Goe and tell my seruant Dauid, Thus saieth the Lord, Shalt thou buylde me an house for my dwelling?

10-7:6††††† For I haue dwelt in no house since the time that I brought the children of Israel out of Egypt vnto this day, but haue walked in a tent and tabernacle.

10-7:7††††† In al the places wherein I haue walked with all the children of Israel, spake I one worde with any of the tribes of Israel when I commaunded the iudges to feede my people Israel? or sayde I, Why build ye not me an house of cedar trees?

10-7:8††††† Nowe therefore so say vnto my seruant Dauid, Thus saieth the Lord of hostes, I tooke thee from the sheepecote following the sheepe, that thou mightest bee ruler ouer my people, ouer Israel.

10-7:9††††† And I was with thee wheresoeuer thou hast walked, and haue destroyed all thine enemies out of thy sight, and haue made thee a great name, like vnto the name of the great men that are in the earth.

10-7:10†††† (Also I will appoynt a place for my people Israel, and will plant it, that they may dwell in a place of their owne, and moue no more, neither shal wicked people trouble them any more as before time,

10-7:11†††† And since the time that I set Iudges ouer my people of Israel) & I will giue thee rest from al thine enemies: also the Lorde telleth thee, that he will make thee an house.

10-7:12†††† And when thy daies bee fulfilled, thou shalt sleepe with thy fathers, and I wil set vp thy seede after thee, which shall proceede out of thy body, and will stablish his kingdome.

10-7:13†††† He shall buyld an house for my Name, & I will stablish ye throne of his kingdome for euer.

10-7:14†††† I will be his father, and hee shall bee my sonne: and if he sinne, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the plagues of the children of men.

10-7:15†††† But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I tooke it from Saul whome I haue put away before thee.

10-7:16†††† And thine house shall be stablished and thy kingdome for euer before thee, euen thy throne shalbe stablished for euer.

10-7:17†††† According to all these wordes, and according to all this vision, Nathan spake thus vnto Dauid.

10-7:18†††† Then King Dauid went in, and sate before the Lorde, and sayde, Who am I, O Lorde God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

10-7:19†††† And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God, therefore thou hast spoken also of thy seruants house for a great while: but doth this apperteine to man, O Lord God?

10-7:20†††† And what can Dauid say more vnto thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest thy seruant.

10-7:21†††† For thy words sake, and according to thine owne heart hast thou done all these great things, to make them knowen vnto thy seruant.

10-7:22†††† Wherefore thou art great, O Lorde God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God besides thee, according to all that wee haue heard with our eares.

10-7:23†††† And what one people in the earth is like thy people, like Israel? whose God went and redeemed them to himselfe, that they might be his people, and that hee might make him a name, and do for you great things, & terrible for thy land, O Lord, euen for thy people, whome thou redeemedst to thee out of Egypt, from the nations, and their gods?

10-7:24†††† For thou hast ordeyned to thy selfe thy people Israel to be thy people for euer: and thou Lord art become their God.

10-7:25†††† Nowe therefore, O Lorde God, confirme for euer the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy seruant and his house, and doe as thou hast sayde.

10-7:26†††† And let thy Name bee magnified for euer by them that shal say, The Lorde of hostes is the God ouer Israel: and let the house of thy seruant Dauid be stablished before thee.

10-7:27†††† For thou, O Lord of hostes, God of Israel, hast reueiled vnto thy seruant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy seruant bene bold to pray this prayer vnto thee.

10-7:28†††† Therefore now, O Lord God, (for thou art God, and thy words be true, and thou hast tolde this goodnes vnto thy seruant)

10-7:29†††† Therefore nowe let it please thee to blesse the house of thy seruant, that it may continue for euer before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and let the house of thy seruant be blessed for euer, with thy blessing.

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2 Samuel 8:

Chapter 8:18 Verses

10 2 Samuel

(Geneva 1587) .

10-8:1††††† After this now, Dauid smote the Philistims, & subdued them, & Dauid tooke the bridle of bondage out of the hand of the Philistims.

10-8:2††††† And hee smote Moab, and measured them with a corde, & cast them downe to the ground: he measured them with two cordes to put them to death, and with one full corde to keepe them aliue: so became the Moabites Dauids seruants, and brought giftes.

10-8:3††††† Dauid smote also Hadadezer the sonne of Rehob King of Zobah, as he went to recouer his border at the riuer Euphrates.

10-8:4††††† And Dauid tooke of them a thousand and seuen hundreth horsemen, and twenty thousande footemen, and Dauid destroyed all the charets, but he reserued an hundreth charets of them.

10-8:5††††† Then came the Aramites of Dammesek to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, but Dauid slewe of the Aramites two and twenty thousande men.

10-8:6††††† And Dauid put a garison in Aram of Damesek: and the Aramites became seruants to Dauid, and brought gifts; the Lord saued Dauid wheresoeuer he went.

10-8:7††††† And Dauid tooke the shieldes of gold that beloged to the seruants of Hadadezer, & brought them to Ierusalem.

10-8:8††††† And out of Betah, and Berothai (cities of Hadadezer) king Dauid brought exceeding much brasse.

10-8:9††††† Then Toi king of Hamath heard howe Dauid had smitten all the hoste of Hadadezer,

10-8:10†††† Therefore Toi sent Ioram his sonne vnto King Dauid, to salute him, & to reioyce with him because he had fought against Hadadezer, & beaten him (for Hadadezer had warre with Toi) who brought with him vessels of siluer, and vessels of golde, and vessels of brasse.

10-8:11†††† And King Dauid did dedicate them vnto the Lord with the siluer & golde that he had dedicate of all the nations, which he had subdued:

10-8:12†††† Of Aram, and of Moab, & of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistims, and of Amalek, & of the spoyle of Hadadezer ye sonne of Rehob King of Zobah.

10-8:13†††† So Dauid gate a name after that hee returned, & had slayne of the Aramites in the valley of salt eighteene thousand men.

10-8:14†††† And he put a garison in Edom: throughout all Edom put he souldiers, and all they of Edom became Dauids seruants: and the Lord kept Dauid whithersoeuer he went.

10-8:15†††† Thus Dauid reigned ouer all Israel, & executed iudgement & iustice vnto all his people.

10-8:16†††† And Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah was ouer the hoste, and Ioshaphat the sonne of Ahilud was recorder.

10-8:17†††† And Zadok the sonne of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the sonne of Abiathar were the Priestes, and Seraiah the Scribe.

10-8:18†††† And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada and the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and Dauids sonnes were chiefe rulers.

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2 Samuel 9:

Chapter 9:13 Verses

10 2 Samuel

(Geneva 1587) .

10-9:1††††† And Dauid sayde, Is there yet any man left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him mercie for Ionathans sake?

10-9:2††††† And there was of the housholde of Saul a seruant whose name was Ziba, & when they had called him vnto Dauid, the King sayd vnto him, Art thou Ziba? And he sayd, I thy seruant am he.

10-9:3††††† Then the King sayd, Remayneth there yet none of the house of Saul, on whome I may shewe the mercie of God? Ziba then answered the King, Ionathan hath yet a sonne lame of his feete.

10-9:4††††† Then the King said vnto him, Where is he? And Ziba said vnto the King, Behold, he is in the house of Machir ye sonne of Ammiel of Lo-debar.

10-9:5††††† Then King Dauid sent, and tooke him out of the house of Machir the sonne of Ammiel of Lo-debar.

10-9:6††††† Nowe when Mephibosheth the sonne of Ionathan, the sonne of Saul was come vnto Dauid, he fel on his face, and did reuerence; Dauid sayde, Mephibosheth? And he answered, Beholde thy seruant.

10-9:7††††† Then Dauid sayd vnto him, Feare not: for I wil surely shewe thee kindnes for Ionathan thy fathers sake, and will restore thee all the fieldes of Saul thy father, and thou shalt eate bread at my table continually.

10-9:8††††† And he bowed himselfe and sayd, What is thy seruant, that thou shouldest looke vpon such