1:1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
1:2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
1:3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,
and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
1:6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
1:7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and
1:8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
1:9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and
Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and
1:10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
1:11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and
1:12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,)
1:13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
1:14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
1:15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
1:16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
1:17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and
Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
1:18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was
Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his
brother's name was Joktan.
1:20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and
1:21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
1:22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
1:23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of
1:24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
1:27 Abram; the same is Abraham.
1:28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
1:29 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael,
Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
1:30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
1:31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.
1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran,
and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And
the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
1:33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and
Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
1:34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.
1:35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and
1:36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz,
and Timna, and Amalek.
1:37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
1:38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.
1:39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan's
1:40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and
Onam. and the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
1:41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and
Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
1:42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of
Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
1:43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom
before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the
son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
1:44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah
reigned in his stead.
1:45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites
reigned in his stead.
1:46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote
Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the
name of his city was Avith.
1:47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his
1:48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river
reigned in his stead.
1:49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned
in his stead.
1:50 And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and
the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was
Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
1:51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke
Aliah, duke Jetheth,
1:52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
1:53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
1:54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.
2:1 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
Issachar, and Zebulun,
2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
2:3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were
born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er,
the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and
he slew him.
2:4 And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All
the sons of Judah were five.
2:5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and
Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
2:7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who
transgressed in the thing accursed.
2:8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
2:9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel,
and Ram, and Chelubai.
2:10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince
of the children of Judah;
2:11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
2:12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,
2:13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second,
and Shimma the third,
2:14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
2:15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
2:16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of
Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
2:17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the
2:18 And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife,
and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and
2:19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which
bare him Hur.
2:20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
2:21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the
father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years
old; and she bare him Segub.
2:22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the
land of Gilead.
2:23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from
them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore
cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of
2:24 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah
Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
2:25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram
the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
2:26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she
was the mother of Onam.
2:27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and
Jamin, and Eker.
2:28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of
Shammai; Nadab and Abishur.
2:29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare
him Ahban, and Molid.
2:30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died
2:31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan.
And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
2:32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and
Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
2:33 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the
sons of Jerahmeel.
2:34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a
servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
2:35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife;
and she bare him Attai.
2:36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
2:37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
2:38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,
2:39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
2:40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
2:41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
2:42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his
firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of
Mareshah the father of Hebron.
2:43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and
2:44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat
2:45 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of
2:46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez:
and Haran begat Gazez.
2:47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and
Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
2:48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
2:49 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father
of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of
Caleb was Achsa.
2:50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of
Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim.
2:51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader.
2:52 And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, and
half of the Manahethites.
2:53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the
Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came
the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites,
2:54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth,
the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the
Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the
Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of
3:1 Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in
Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the
second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
3:2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai
king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
3:3 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah
3:4 These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned
seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty
and three years.
3:5 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab,
and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of
3:6 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
3:7 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
3:8 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
3:9 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the
concubines, and Tamar their sister.
3:10 And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son,
Jehoshaphat his son,
3:11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
3:12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
3:13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
3:14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.
3:15 And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second
Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
3:16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
3:17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
3:18 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama,
3:19 And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the
sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith
3:20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah,
3:21 And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of
Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of
3:22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of
Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and
3:23 And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam,
3:24 And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and
Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani,
4:1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and
4:2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat
Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
4:3 And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and
Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
4:4 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah.
These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the
father of Bethlehem.
4:5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
4:6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and
Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
4:7 And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
4:8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel
the son of Harum.
4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with
4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou
wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine
hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from
evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that
which he requested.
4:11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the
father of Eshton.
4:12 And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the
father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
4:13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of
4:14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father
of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
4:15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and
Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
4:16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and
4:17 And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and
Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father
4:18 And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and
Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.
And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh,
which Mered took.
4:19 And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the
father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
4:20 And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan, and
Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Benzoheth.
4:21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of
Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of
the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of
4:22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who
had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are
4:23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and
hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
4:24 The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and
4:25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
4:26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son,
Shimei his son.
4:27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters: but his
brethren had not many children, neither did all their family
multiply, like to the children of Judah.
4:28 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
4:29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
4:30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
4:31 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and at
Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
4:32 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen,
and Ashan, five cities:
4:33 And all their villages that were round about the same cities,
unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
4:34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,
4:35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah,
the son of Asiel,
4:36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and
Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
4:37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of
Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
4:38 These mentioned by their names were princes in their families:
and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
4:39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east
side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
4:40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide,
and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of
4:41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of
Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were
found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and
dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture there for
4:42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred
men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah,
and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped,
and dwelt there unto this day.
5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was
the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed,
his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of
Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the
5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the
chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
5:3 The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were,
Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
5:4 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his
5:5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
5:6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried
away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
5:7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of
their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and
5:8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel,
who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:
5:9 And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the
wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were
multiplied in the land of Gilead.
5:10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who
fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout
all the east land of Gilead.
5:11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land
of Bashan unto Salcah:
5:12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat
5:13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers were,
Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and
Zia, and Heber, seven.
5:14 These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of
Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of
Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
5:15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of
5:16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in
all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
5:17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham
king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of
Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword,
and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty
thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the
5:19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish,
5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were
delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for
they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them;
because they put their trust in him.
5:21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty
thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of
asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
5:22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God.
And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
5:23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the
land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir,
and unto mount Hermon.
5:24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even
Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and
Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and
heads of the house of their fathers.
5:25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and
went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom
God destroyed before them.
5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of
Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria,
and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the
Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto
Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this
6:1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
6:2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
6:3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The
sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
6:4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
6:5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
6:6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
6:7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
6:8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
6:9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
6:10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the
priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in
6:11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
6:12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
6:13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
6:14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
6:15 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD
Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
6:16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
6:17 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and
6:18 And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and
6:19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the
families of the Levites according to their fathers.
6:20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
6:21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
6:22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir
6:23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
6:24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his
6:25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
6:26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and
Nahath his son,
6:27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
6:28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
6:29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza
6:30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
6:31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in
the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
6:32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the
tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had
built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited
on their office according to their order.
6:33 And these are they that waited with their children. Of the
sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the
son of Shemuel,
6:34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the
son of Toah,
6:35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the
son of Amasai,
6:36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the
son of Zephaniah,
6:37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the
son of Korah,
6:38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son
6:39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph
the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
6:40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
6:41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
6:42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
6:43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
6:44 And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand:
Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
6:45 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
6:46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
6:47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son
6:48 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner
of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
6:49 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt
offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for
all the work of the place most holy, and to make an atonement
for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had
6:50 And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his
son, Abishua his son,
6:51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
6:52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
6:53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
6:54 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles
in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the
Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.
6:55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the
suburbs thereof round about it.
6:56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they
gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
6:57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah,
namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her
suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
6:58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
6:59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs:
6:60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and
Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All
their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
6:61 And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the family of
that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely,
out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.
6:62 And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of
the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out
of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in
Bashan, thirteen cities.
6:63 Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their
families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of
Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
6:64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities
with their suburbs.
6:65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of
Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out
of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which
are called by their names.
6:66 And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had
cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
6:67 And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in
mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her
6:68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs,
6:69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:
6:70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs,
and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of
the sons of Kohath.
6:71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the
half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and
Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
6:72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs,
Daberath with her suburbs,
6:73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
6:74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and
Abdon with her suburbs,
6:75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
6:76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her
suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her
6:77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the
tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her
6:78 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of
Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in
the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,
6:79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
6:80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her
suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
6:81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
7:1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and
7:2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and
Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's
house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in
their generations; whose number was in the days of David two
and twenty thousand and six hundred.
7:3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah;
Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them
7:4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their
fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty
thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
7:5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were
valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies
fourscore and seven thousand.
7:6 The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
7:7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and
Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers,
mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies
twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.
7:8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and
Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and
Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
7:9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their
generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men
of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.
7:10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan;
Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and
Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
7:11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers,
mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred
soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
7:12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the
sons of Aher.
7:13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
7:14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his
concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
7:15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim,
whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second
was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
7:16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his
name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his
sons were Ulam and Rakem.
7:17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead,
the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
7:18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and
7:19 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi,
7:20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and
Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
7:21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead,
whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because
they came down to take away their cattle.
7:22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren
came to comfort him.
7:23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a
son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with
7:24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether,
and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
7:25 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and
Tahan his son.
7:26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son.
7:27 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.
7:28 And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the
towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with
the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto
Gaza and the towns thereof:
7:29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and
her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor
and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son
7:30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah,
and Serah their sister.
7:31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father
7:32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua
7:33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath.
These are the children of Japhlet.
7:34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
7:35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and
Shelesh, and Amal.
7:36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri,
7:37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and
7:38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
7:39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
7:40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's
house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes.
And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt
to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.
8:1 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and
Aharah the third,
8:2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
8:3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
8:4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
8:5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
8:6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the
fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to
8:7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat
Uzza, and Ahihud.
8:8 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he
had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
8:9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha,
8:10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads
of the fathers.
8:11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
8:12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built
Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
8:13 Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the
inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of
8:14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
8:15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
8:16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
8:17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
8:18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
8:19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
8:20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
8:21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
8:22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
8:23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
8:24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
8:25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
8:26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
8:27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
8:28 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief
men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
8:29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name
8:30 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and
8:31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
8:32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their
brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
8:33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
8:34 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat
8:35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and
8:36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
8:37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel
8:38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan.
All these were the sons of Azel.
8:39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn,
Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
8:40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, and
had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All these
are of the sons of Benjamin.
9:1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they
were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who
were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.
9:2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in
their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and
9:3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the
children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and
9:4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri,
the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.
9:5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
9:6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six
hundred and ninety.
9:7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the
son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
9:8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the
son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son
of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9:9 And their brethren, according to their generations, nine
hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the
fathers in the house of their fathers.
9:10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
9:11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son
of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of
the house of God;
9:12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of
Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah,
the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of
9:13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a
thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for
the work of the service of the house of God.
9:14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of
Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
9:15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of
Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
9:16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of
Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah,
that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
9:17 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and
Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
9:18 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were
porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
9:19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of
Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the
Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the
gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the
host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
9:20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in
time past, and the LORD was with him.
9:21 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of
the tabernacle of the congregation.
9:22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were
two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy
in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain
in their set office.
9:23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of
the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by
9:24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west,
north, and south.
9:25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come
after seven days from time to time with them.
9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set
office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house
9:27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the
charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning
pertained to them.
9:28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels,
that they should bring them in and out by tale.
9:29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and
all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and
the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
9:30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the
9:31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of
Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that
were made in the pans.
9:32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites,
were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
9:33 And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the
Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they
were employed in that work day and night.
9:34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their
generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
9:35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's
name was Maachah:
9:36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and
Ner, and Nadab.
9:37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
9:38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their
brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
9:39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
9:40 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat
9:41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea,
9:42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth,
and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
9:43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son,
Azel his son.
9:44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan:
these were the sons of Azel.
10:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of
Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain
in mount Gilboa.
10:2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his
sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and
Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
10:3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit
him, and he was wounded of the archers.
10:4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust
me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse
me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So
Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
10:5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell
likewise on the sword, and died.
10:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died
10:7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw
that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then
they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came
and dwelt in them.
10:8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came
to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen
in mount Gilboa.
10:9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his
armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about,
to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.
10:10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and
fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
10:11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had
done to Saul,
10:12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of
Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh,
and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted
10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against
the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept
not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar
spirit, to enquire of it;
10:14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and
turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
11:1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron,
saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
11:2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast
he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy
God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou
shalt be ruler over my people Israel.
11:3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron;
and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD;
and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the
word of the LORD by Samuel.
11:4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus;
where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
11:5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not
come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which
is the city of David.
11:6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be
chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up,
and was chief.
11:7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the
city of David.
11:8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round
about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
11:9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD
of hosts was
11:10 These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who
strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all
Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
11:11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had;
Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted
up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time.
11:12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who
was one of the three mighties.
11:13 He was with David at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were
gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full
of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines.
11:14 And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and
delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved
them by a great deliverance.
11:15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to
David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the
Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
11:16 And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison
was then at Bethlehem.
11:17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of
the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
11:18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and
drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate,
and took it, and brought it to David: but David would not
drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD.
11:19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing:
shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives
in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought
it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these
11:20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three:
for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them,
and had a name among the three.
11:21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was
their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of
Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of
Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy
11:23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits
high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's
beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the
spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own
11:24 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name
among the three mighties.
11:25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not
to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
11:26 Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of
Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
11:27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
11:28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
11:29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
11:30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the
11:31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the
children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
11:32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
11:33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
11:34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the
11:35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
11:36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
11:37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
11:38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
11:39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of
Joab the son of Zeruiah,
11:40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
11:41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
11:42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the
Reubenites, and thirty with him,
11:43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
11:44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan
11:45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
11:46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of
Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
11:47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
12:1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet
kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they
were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
12:2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand
and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a
bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
12:3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the
Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and
Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite.
12:4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and
over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and
Josabad the Gederathite,
12:5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and
Shephatiah the Haruphite,
12:6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam,
12:7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
12:8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into
the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit
for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose
faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the
roes upon the mountains;
12:9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
12:10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
12:12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
12:13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
12:14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of
the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a
12:15 These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when
it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all
them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the
12:16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the
hold unto David.
12:17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto
them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart
shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine
enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of
our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
12:18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the
captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side,
thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to
thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received
them, and made them captains of the band.
12:19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with
the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them
not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him
away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy
of our heads.
12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah,
and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu,
and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
12:21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they
were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
12:22 For at that time day by day there came to David to help him,
until it was a great host, like the host of God.
12:23 And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed
to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom
of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
12:24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six
thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
12:25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war,
seven thousand and one hundred.
12:26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
12:27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him
were three thousand and seven hundred;
12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's
house twenty and two captains.
12:29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three
thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the
ward of the house of Saul.
12:30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight
hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of
12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which
were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had
understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;
the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren
were at their commandment.
12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with
all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank:
they were not of double heart.
12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield
and spear thirty and seven thousand.
12:35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and
12:36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,
12:37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the
Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of
instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty
12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a
perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel:
and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make
12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating and
drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
12:40 Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and
Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels,
and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and
bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep
abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
13:1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and
hundreds, and with every leader.
13:2 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem
good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send
abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the
land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites
which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather
themselves unto us:
13:3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we
enquired not at it in the days of Saul.
13:4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the
thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
13:5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt
even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from
13:6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to
Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the
ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims,
whose name is called on it.
13:7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house
of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.
13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their
might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries,
and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
13:9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put
forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he
smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he
died before God.
13:11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach
upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this
13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I
bring the ark of God home to me?
13:13 So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of
David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the
13:14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his
house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of
Obededom, and all that he had.
14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of
cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
14:2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over
Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his
14:3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more
sons and daughters.
14:4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in
Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
14:5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
14:6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
14:7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
14:8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king
over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David.
And David heard of it, and went out against them.
14:9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley
14:10 And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the
Philistines? And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And
the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into
14:11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there.
Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine
hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called
the name of that place Baalperazim.
14:12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a
commandment, and they were burned with fire.
14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the
14:14 Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him,
Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them
over against the mulberry trees.
14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the
tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to
battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of
14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the
host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the
LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
15:1 And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a
place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
15:2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the
Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of
God, and to minister unto him for ever.
15:3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring
up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared
15:4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
15:5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an
hundred and twenty:
15:6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two
hundred and twenty:
15:7 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brethren an
hundred and thirty:
15:8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren
15:9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren
15:10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren
an hundred and twelve.
15:11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for
the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel,
15:12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the
Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that
ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the
place that I have prepared for it.
15:13 For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD
our God made
a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due
15:14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring
up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
15:15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their
shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded
according to the word of the LORD.
15:16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their
brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick,
psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the
voice with joy.
15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his
brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of
Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
15:18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah,
Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni,
Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and
Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.
15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to
sound with cymbals of brass;
15:20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on
15:21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and
Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he
instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
15:23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
15:24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and
Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow
with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and
Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
15:25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over
thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.
15:26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the
ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven
bullocks and seven rams.
15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the
Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the
master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him
an ephod of linen.
15:28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the
LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with
trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and
15:29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the
LORD came to the city of David, that Michal, the daughter of Saul
looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing:
and she despised him in her heart.
16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the
tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt
sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings
and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of
16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to
every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a
flagon of wine.
16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the
ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:
16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and
Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with
harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
16:6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
16:7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the
LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his
deeds among the people.
16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his
16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that
seek the LORD.
16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
16:12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders,
and the judgments of his mouth;
16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his
16:14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
16:15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he
commanded to a thousand generations;
16:16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his
oath unto Isaac;
16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel
for an everlasting covenant,
16:18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of
16:19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
16:20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom
to another people;
16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings
for their sakes,
16:22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16:23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day
16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works
among all nations.
16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is
to be feared above all gods.
16:26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the
16:27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness
are in his place.
16:28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the
LORD glory and strength.
16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an
offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty
16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be
stable, that it be not moved.
16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let
men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields
rejoice, and all that is therein.
16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of
the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.
16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us
together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give
thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
16:36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all
the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
16:37 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the
LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark
continually, as every day's work required:
16:38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight;
Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
16:39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the
tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
16:40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the
burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do
according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which
he commanded Israel;
16:41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were
chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;
16:42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for
those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments
of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.
16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David
returned to bless his house.
17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David
said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars,
but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under
17:2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart;
for God is with thee.
17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came
to Nathan, saying,
17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt
not build me an house to dwell in:
17:5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought
up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and
from one tabernacle to another.
17:6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to
any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my
people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?
17:7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus
saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even
from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my
17:8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and
have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made
thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the
17:9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will
plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be
moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste
them any more, as at the beginning,
17:10 And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my
people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies.
Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an
17:11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou
must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed
after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish
17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for
17:13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not
take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was
17:14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for
ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this
vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
17:16 And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who
am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast
brought me hitherto?
17:17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou
hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to
come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of
high degree, O LORD God.
17:18 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy
servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
17:19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own
heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all
these great things.
17:20 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God
beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our
17:21 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel,
whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a
name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations
from before thy people whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
17:22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for
ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
17:23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken
concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established
for ever, and do as thou hast said.
17:24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for
ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a
God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be
established before thee.
17:25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build
him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to
pray before thee.
17:26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness
unto thy servant:
17:27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy
servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou
blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.
18:1 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the
Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out
of the hand of the Philistines.
18:2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants,
and brought gifts.
18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he
went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
18:4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven
thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also
houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an
18:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king
of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand
18:6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians
became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
18:7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants
of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
18:8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer,
brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the
brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
18:9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all
the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
18:10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his
welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought
against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war
with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and
silver and brass.
18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver
and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from
Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from
the Philistines, and from Amalek.
18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in
the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
18:13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became
David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever
18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and
justice among all his people.
18:15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat
the son of Ahilud, recorder.
18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
18:17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and
the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the
19:1 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the
children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.
19:2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David
sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the
servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon
to Hanun, to comfort him.
19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun,
Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath
sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee
for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
19:4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and
cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks,
and sent them away.
19:5 Then there went certain, and told David how the men were
served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly
ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards
be grown, and then return.
19:6 And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made
themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon
sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and
horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out
19:7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king
of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba.
And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from
their cities, and came to battle.
19:8 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of
the mighty men.
19:9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in
array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were
come were by themselves in the field.
19:10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before
and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel, and put
them in array against the Syrians.
19:11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of
Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array against
the children of Ammon.
19:12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou
shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for
thee, then I will help thee.
19:13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for
our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do
that which is good in his sight.
19:14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the
Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.
19:15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled,
they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered
into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
19:16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse
before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the
Syrians that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain
of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
19:17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed
over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array
against them. So when David had put the battle in array
against the Syrians, they fought with him.
19:18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the
Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty
thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.
19:19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to
the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and
became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the
children of Ammon any more.
20:1 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the
time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of
the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and
came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And
Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
20:2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and
found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious
stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought
also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
20:3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them
with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so
dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And
David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
20:4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer
with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite
slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they
20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the
son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite,
whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
20:6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great
stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on
each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the
20:7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's
brother slew him.
20:8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the
hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to
21:2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go,
number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number
of them to me, that I may know it.
21:3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times
so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not
all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this
thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?