THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

2 Samuel (Author Compiled by Isaiah from records of Samuel, David, Nathan, and Gad.)

5:1Then came all the tribes of Israel to David to Hebron, and spoke, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

5:2Even aforetime, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel; and Jehovah said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be prince over Israel.

5:3And all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Jehovah; and they anointed David king over Israel.

5:4David was thirty years old when he began to reign; he reigned forty years.

5:5In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months; and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.

5:6And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land; and they spoke to David, saying, Thou shalt not come in hither, but the blind and the lame will drive thee back; as much as to say, David will not come in hither.

5:7But David took the stronghold of Zion, which is the city of David.

5:8And David said on that day, Whoever smites the Jebusites and gets up to the watercourse, and the lame and the blind hated of David's soul ...! Therefore they say, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

5:9So David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from the Millo and inward.

5:10And David became continually greater; and Jehovah the God of hosts was with him.

5:11And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, and carpenters, and masons; and they built David a house.

5:12And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom because of his people Israel.

5:13And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron; and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

5:14And these are the names of those that were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,

5:15and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

5:16and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet.

5:17And the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, and all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the stronghold.

5:18And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

5:19And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? wilt thou give them into my hand? And Jehovah said to David, Go up; for I will certainly give the Philistines into thy hand.

5:20And David came to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there; and he said, Jehovah has broken in upon mine enemies before me, as the breaking forth of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim.

5:21And they left their images there, and David and his men took them away.

5:22And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

5:23And David inquired of Jehovah; and he said, Thou shalt not go up; turn round behind them and come upon them opposite the mulberry-trees.

5:24And it shall be, when thou hearest a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself; for then will Jehovah have gone forth before thee, to smite the army of the Philistines.

5:25And David did so, as Jehovah had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou comest to Gezer.

6:1And David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

6:2And David arose and went with all the people that were with him from Baale-Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God which is called by the name, the name of Jehovah of hosts who sitteth between the cherubim.

6:3And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was upon the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.

6:4And they brought it with the ark of God out of the house of Abinadab which was upon the hill; and Ahio went before the ark.

6:5And David and all the house of Israel played before Jehovah on all manner of instruments made of cypress wood, with harps, and with lutes, and with tambours, and with sistra, and with cymbals.

6:6And when they came to Nachon's threshing-floor, Uzzah reached after the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen had stumbled.

6:7And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

6:8And David was indignant, because Jehovah had made a breach upon Uzzah; and he called that place Perez-Uzzah to this day.

6:9And David was afraid of Jehovah that day, and said, How shall the ark of Jehovah come to me?

6:10So David would not bring the ark of Jehovah home unto himself into the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.

6:11And the ark of Jehovah remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months; and Jehovah blessed Obed-Edom and all his household.

6:12And it was told king David, saying, Jehovah has blessed the house of Obed-Edom, and all that is his, because of the ark of God. And David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom into the city of David with joy.

6:13And it was so, that when they that bore the ark of Jehovah had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatted beast.

6:14And David danced before Jehovah with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

6:15And David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

6:16And as the ark of Jehovah came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before Jehovah; and she despised him in her heart.

6:17And they brought in the ark of Jehovah, and set it in its place, in the midst of the tent that David had spread for it. And David offered up burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before Jehovah.

6:18And when David had ended offering up the burnt-offerings and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah of hosts.

6:19And he dealt to all the people, to the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to every one a cake of bread, and a measure of wine, and a raisin-cake. And all the people departed every one to his house.

6:20And David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How honourable did the king of Israel make himself to-day, who uncovered himself to-day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the lewd fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!

6:21And David said to Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me rather than thy father, and than all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of Jehovah, over Israel; and I played before Jehovah.

6:22And I will make myself yet more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight; and of the handmaids that thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.

6:23And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.

7:1And it came to pass when the king dwelt in his house, and Jehovah had given him rest round about from all his enemies,

7:2that the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedars, and the ark of God dwells under curtains.

7:3And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thy heart; for Jehovah is with thee.

7:4And it came to pass that night that the word of Jehovah came to Nathan, saying,

7:5Go and say to my servant, to David, Thus saith Jehovah: Wilt thou build me a house for me to dwell in?

7:6For I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but I went about in a tent and in a tabernacle.

7:7In all my going about with all the children of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye me not a house of cedars?

7:8And now, thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: I took thee from the pasture-grounds, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people, over Israel;

7:9and I have been with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are on the earth.

7:10And I will appoint a place for my people, for Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and be disturbed no more; neither shall the sons of wickedness afflict them any more, as formerly,

7:11and since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. And I have given thee rest from all thine enemies; and Jehovah telleth thee that Jehovah will make thee a house.

7:12When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

7:13It is he who shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

7:14I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the stripes of the sons of men;

7:15but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before thee.

7:16And thy house and thy kingdom shall be made firm for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

7:17According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.

7:18And king David went in and sat before Jehovah, and said, Who am I, Lord Jehovah, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

7:19And yet this hath been a small thing in thy sight, Lord Jehovah; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, Lord Jehovah?

7:20And what can David say more to thee? for thou, Lord Jehovah, knowest thy servant.

7:21For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, to make thy servant know it.

7:22Wherefore thou art great, Jehovah Elohim; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

7:23And who is like thy people, like Israel, the one nation in the earth that God went to redeem to be a people to himself, and to make himself a name, and to do for them great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thyself from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?

7:24And thou hast established to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever; and thou, Jehovah, art become their God.

7:25And now, Jehovah Elohim, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house, fulfil it for ever, and do as thou hast said.

7:26And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, Jehovah of hosts is God over Israel; and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

7:27For thou, Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee a house; therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.

7:28And now, Lord Jehovah, thou art that God, and thy words are true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant;

7:29and now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever; for thou, Lord Jehovah, hast spoken it; and with thy blessing shall the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

8:1And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them; and David took the power of the capital out of the hand of the Philistines.

8:2And he smote the Moabites, and measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

8:3And David smote Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion by the river Euphrates.

8:4And David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for a hundred chariots.

8:5And the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David smote of the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.

8:6And David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.

8:7And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

8:8And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much bronze.

8:9And Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the forces of Hadadezer;

8:10and Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and smitten him; for Hadadezer was continually at war with Toi. And he brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of bronze.

8:11Them also king David dedicated to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold that he had dedicated of all the nations that he had subdued:

8:12of the Syrians, and of the Moabites, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of the Amalekites, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

8:13And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

8:14And he put garrisons in Edom: throughout Edom did he put garrisons; and all they of Edom became servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.

8:15And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

8:16And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was chronicler;

8:17and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was scribe;

8:18and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.



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