14:1Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
14:2And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.
14:3And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.
14:4Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
14:5And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
14:6And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
14:7And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
14:8And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them.
14:9And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
14:10And 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.
14:11So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.
14:12And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
14:13And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
14:14Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
14:15And 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.
14:16David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
14:17And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
15:1And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
15:2Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
15:3And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
15:4And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
15:5Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty:
15:6Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:
15:7Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty:
15:8Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred:
15:9Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:
15:10Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.
15:11And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
15:12And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.
15:13For 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.
15:14So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
15:15And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD.
15:16And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
15:17So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
15:18And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.
15:19So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;
15:20And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
15:21And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
15:22And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
15:23And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
15:24And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
15:25So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.
15:26And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.
15:27And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
15:28Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.
15:29And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.
16:1So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
16:2And 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.
16:3And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.
16:4And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:
16:5Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
16:6Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
16:7Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
16:8Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
16:9Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
16:10Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
16:11Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
16:12Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
16:13O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
16:14He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
16:15Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
16:16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;
16:17And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
16:18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
16:19When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
16:20And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
16:21He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
16:22Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16:23Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
16:24Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
16:25For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
16:26For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
16:27Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
16:28Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
16:29Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
16:30Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
16:31Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
16:32Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
16:33Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
16:34O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
16:35And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
16:36Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
16:37So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:
16:38And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
16:39And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
16:40To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;
16:41And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;
16:42And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.
16:43And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.