The First Book Of The CHRONICLES
First Chronicles begins with nine chapters of genealogies from Adam to
the Chronicler's postexilic community. This is followed by a report of
the tragic death of Saul, Israel's first king, and a long description of
the reign of David. David is presented as an ideal king, chosen by God
and promised an eternal dynasty, who piously cares for the ark, secures
Jerusalem, and makes exhaustive preparations for the building of the
temple and the organization of its worship.
David commands center stage in 1 Chronicles. He is presented in a
somewhat idealized fashion in comparison with the familiar story in the
books of Samuel, but this is designed to emphasize his relationship to
the temple in Jerusalem and proper worship. Addressed to the small
postexilic community who had returned from exile, David's story is meant
to be exemplary of pious leadership.
Jewish tradition identifies Ezra as the author of 1 and 2 Chronicles,
Ezra, and Nehemiah. Today, many scholars believe that 1 and 2 Chronicles
come from a different hand than Ezra and Nehemiah and that various
older traditions, including the books of Samuel and Kings, have been
gathered together and edited by a nameless postexilic editor.
First Chronicles is notoriously difficult to date, though it is clearly
later than Israel's return from exile in Babylon. Since the list in 1
Chronicles 3:19-24 extends David's genealogy to the sixth generation
after Zerubbabel, who is dated to 520 B.C.E. (Haggai 1:1), this sixth
generation would be sometime after 400 B.C.E. Thus, many scholars date 1
Chronicles to the first half of the fourth century (ca. 350 B.C.E.).
First Chronicles retells the story of David, already familiar from 2
Samuel, for a postexilic audience, emphasizing David's preparations for
the building of the temple and the establishment of worship.
First Chronicles looks like a history of Judah, the southern kingdom,
already related in 2 Samuel. While important historical information is
presented, some of it is at odds with the earlier presentation. First
Chronicles should be read as a theological, rather than a historical,
rewriting of the earlier history, designed to demonstrate the continuity
of David and Solomon's united monarchy with the struggling postexilic
community to which the book was addressed.
AUTHOR: Mark Throntveit, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament
1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim.
13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
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.
20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
27 Abram; the same is Abraham.
28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
29 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.
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.
33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.
35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.
39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan's sister.
40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. and the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
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.
44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.
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.
47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
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.
51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.
1 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
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.
4 And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.
8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah;
11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,
13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third,
14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.
Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of
Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.
19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur.
20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
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
22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.
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 Gilead.
24 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab and Abishur.
29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.
30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children.
31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
33 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.
36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,
39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
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
43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.
44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai.
45 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Bethzur.
46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah,
and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb was Achsa.
50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim.
51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader.
52 And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites.
the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the
Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the
54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
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 Rechab.
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:
2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
3 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife.
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.
these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan,
and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel:
6 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
7 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
8 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
9 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.
10 And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,
11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.
15 And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
18 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the sons of
Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:
20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushabhesed, five.
the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the
sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah.
22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six.
23 And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three.
24 And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.
1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
3 And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
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.
5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
7 And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
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.
11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the father of Eshton.
12 And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; Hathath.
14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.
the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she
bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
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.
19 And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
20 And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Benzoheth.
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 Ashbea,
Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the
dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things.
23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
24 The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul:
25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son.
Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters: but his brethren had not many
children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children
28 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
31 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
32 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:
33 And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,
35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
38 These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
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 old.
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 their flocks.
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.
43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.
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 birthright.
2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
3 The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
4 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:
eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the
river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of
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
11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah:
12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.
their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and
Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.
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;
15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.
16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
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 war.
19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.
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
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.
22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they
increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon.
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
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
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 day.
1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
15 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
17 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei.
18 And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.
20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son,
30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
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.
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
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,
34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
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,
45 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
48 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
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 commanded.
50 And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,
51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
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.
55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.
56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
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,
58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs:
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.
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.
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.
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.
64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.
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.
66 And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim
with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs,
68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs,
69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:
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.
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
72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,
75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and
Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
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,
79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom, four.
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.
3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
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.
their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of
might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven
6 The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
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
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.
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.
sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and
Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and
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.
12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of Aher.
13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
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.
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
17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.
19 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.
20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
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.
22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.
when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he
called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.
24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
25 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son.
26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son.
27 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.
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:
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 of Israel.
30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith.
32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet.
34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.
36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.
38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
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.
1 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the
inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:
7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
8 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers.
11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
13 Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath:
14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
28 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name was Maachah:
30 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab,
31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
34 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat Micah.
35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.
36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son:
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.
39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
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
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.
2 Now the
first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were,
the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.
3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;
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.
5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety.
7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
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
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
10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
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;
Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and
Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the
son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
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.
14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
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.
17 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
18 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
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.
20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with him.
21 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
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.
they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of
the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.
24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.
25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.
these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and
were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon
them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.
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.
30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.
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.
32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
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.
34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was Maachah:
36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab.
37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
40 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat Micah.
41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz.
42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael,
and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.
1 Now the
Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from
before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
2 And the
Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the
Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.
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.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.
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.
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.
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 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the
bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones
under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
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;
14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
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
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.
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
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.
David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and
captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.
7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David.
8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.
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.
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.
12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties.
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.
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.
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
16 And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.
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!
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
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 three mightiest.
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
21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
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 day.
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 spear.
24 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.
25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
26 Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,
35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,
45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
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.
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
chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and
Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the
Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the
thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the
5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,
6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,
7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
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;
9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
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 thousand.
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 west.
16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.
26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;
28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.
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
30 And of
the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men
of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.
31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
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.
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.
34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.
36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand.
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 thousand.
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 David king.
39 And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
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.
1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
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:
3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.
4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the
entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.
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.
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.
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.
9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
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.
11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?
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 Gittite.
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.
1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for
his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.
3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.
4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
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.
9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
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 thine hand.
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
12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
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
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 the Philistines.
16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
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.
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
David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of
the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty:
6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:
7 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brethren an hundred and thirty:
8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred:
9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:
10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.
David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites,
for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
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.
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 order.
14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
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
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.
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;
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.
19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;
Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab,
and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
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.
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.
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.
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.
all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting,
and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals,
making a noise with psalteries and harps.
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.
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.
when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace
offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.
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.
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:
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;
6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come
before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
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.
36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
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
38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
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;
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;
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.
43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.
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 curtains.
2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.
3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,
4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
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
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?
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 people Israel:
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 earth.
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,
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 house.
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 his kingdom.
12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.
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 before thee:
14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
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?
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.
18 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
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.
20 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
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?
22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
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
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.
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.
26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
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.
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
2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
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 hundred chariots.
5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's
servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
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.
9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
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.
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.
12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.
16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.
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.
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.
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?
Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their
garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.
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.
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 of Zobah.
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.
8 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.
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
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
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.
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.
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
14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 were subdued.
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.
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 giant.
7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
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.
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?
the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and
went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they
of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew
sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that
6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this
thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for
I have done very foolishly.
9 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee
three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes,
while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three
days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the
angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now
therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent
David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the
hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall
into the hand of man.
14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was
destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said
to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the
angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between
the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out
over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed
in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be
numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for
these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD
my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that
they should be plagued.
the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should
go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan
19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the LORD.
20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
21 And as
David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the
threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I
may build an altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the
full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.
Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that
which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt
offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the
meat offering; I give it all.
king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full
price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer
burnt offerings without cost.
25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings
and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from
heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.
that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the
altar of the burnt offering, were at that season in the high place at
30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
1 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land
of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of
David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the
gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;
4 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to
be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnificent, of fame and of
glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation
for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.
7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:
8 But the
word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly,
and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name,
because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will
give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be
Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be
his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel
11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.
the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge
concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.
shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and
judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be
strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an
hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of
silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance:
timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.
there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone
and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.
16 Of the
gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number.
Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.
17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,
18 Is not
the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every
side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and
the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.
set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore,
and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that
is to be built to the name of the LORD.
1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
2 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
3 Now the
Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and
their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.
which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the
house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:
four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the
instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.
6 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
7 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.
8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah had not
many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according to their
12 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should
sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense
before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for
14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.
15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.
16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.
17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
18 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.
19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first and Jesiah the second.
21 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kish.
22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them.
23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief
of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls,
that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age
of twenty years and upward.
25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
27 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:
their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the
house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the
purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house
for the shewbread, and for the fine flour for meat offering, and for the
unleavened cakes, and for that which is baked in the pan, and for that
which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;
30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even:
31 And to
offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new
moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order
commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:
that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation,
and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron
their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.
1 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech
of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.
there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons
of Ithamar, and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there
were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among
the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of
the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of
Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them
before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech
the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests
and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one
taken for Ithamar.
7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,
12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,
18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.
were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of
the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the
LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
20 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.
22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.
23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.
25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.
26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.
27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the
presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of
the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over
against their younger brethren.
David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons
of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with
harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen
according to their service was:
2 Of the
sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons
of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the
order of the king.
Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah,
Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father
Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the
Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and
Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer,
Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:
these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to
lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three
these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the
LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house
of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.
7 So the
number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of
the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and
8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:
10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve.
1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the
second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth.
5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him.
6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valour.
7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren,
able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two of
9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though
he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)
11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.
these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men,
having wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.
13 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise
counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.
17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
19 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari.
20 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli.
22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were over the treasures of the house of the LORD.
23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites:
24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures.
his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and
Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.
Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures of the dedicated
things, which David the king, and the chief fathers, the captains over
thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had dedicated.
27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.
all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of
Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated; and whosoever had
dedicated any thing, it was under the hand of Shelomith, and of his
29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
30 And of
the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand
and seven hundred, were officers among them of Israel on this side
Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and in the service of
the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites,
according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the
reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them
mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred chief
fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites,
and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God, and
affairs of the king.
the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and
captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the
king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by
month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty
and four thousand.
2 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
3 Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month.
over the course of the second month was Dodai an Ahohite, and of his
course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty
and four thousand.
third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of
Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four
6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and
Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four
8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
9 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the
children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the
Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the
Benjamites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the
Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of
the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four
twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of
Othniel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the
son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:
17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok:
18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel:
20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:
21 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel.
David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under:
because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of
the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there
fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the
account of the chronicles of king David.
over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the
storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in
the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah:
26 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:
over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over the increase of the
vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite:
over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in the low plains
was Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash:
over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over
the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai:
30 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons:
33 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion:
34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.
David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes,
and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course,
and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds,
and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and
of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all
the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren,
and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest
for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our
God, and had made ready for the building:
3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be
king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler;
and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of
my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
5 And of
all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen
Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over
6 And he
said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts:
for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.
7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and
in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of
the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for
an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him
with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all
hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou
seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will
cast thee off for ever.
10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the
houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers
thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the
the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house
of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of
the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of
the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service
in the house of the LORD.
gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all instruments of all
manner of service; silver also for all instruments of silver by weight,
for all instruments of every kind of service:
the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by
weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the
candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for
the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.
16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:
pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the
golden basons he gave gold by weight for every bason; and likewise
silver by weight for every bason of silver:
for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the
pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings,
and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
19 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.
David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it:
fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with
thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished
all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall be
with thee for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be
with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skilful man, for
any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be
wholly at thy commandment.
David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom
alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great:
for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.
2 Now I
have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for
things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the
brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for
things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones,
and of divers colors, and all manner of precious stones, and marble
stones in abundance.
because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine
own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of
my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house.
three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand
talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal:
gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for
all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then
is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel and the
captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's
work, offered willingly,
gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents
and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass
eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of
the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with
perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king
also rejoiced with great joy.
David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said,
Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory,
and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is
thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above
riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine
hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to
give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so
willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own
have we given thee.
15 For we
are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our
days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
16 O LORD
our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house
for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
17 I know
also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in
uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have
willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy
people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
18 O LORD
God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever
in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and
prepare their heart unto thee:
give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy
testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build
the palace, for the which I have made provision.
David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all
the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down
their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.
they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings
unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand bullocks, a
thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and
sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:
did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And
they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed
him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.
23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.
the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and
bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before
him in Israel.
26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years
reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in
28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in
the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and
in the book of Gad the seer,
30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.