Restored King James Version Book of 1 Chronicles
Based on the Authorised Version (King James) with the words "God" and "LORD"
restored to their original words, and various words
(thee, thine, shouldest, crieth, didst, etc) and
constructions (them that, etc) modernized.
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,
6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
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
12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,)
13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
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
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.
19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name
of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his
brother's name was Joktan.
20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and
Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
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,
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.
32 Now the sons of Keturah,
Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and
Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
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
35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and
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
42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of
Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of
Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of
Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
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.
46 And when
Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, who 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.
3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah:
which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And
Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of YHWH; and he slew
4 And Tamar his daughter in law bare 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
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
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,
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.
18 And 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, who bare him Hur.
20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of
Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him
22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land
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.
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
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
39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
41 And Shallum begat
Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother
of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and the
sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
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.
Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
49 She bare also Shaaph the
father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea:
and the daughter of Caleb was Achsa.
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.
Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the
53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the
Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the
Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.
54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the
Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the
55 And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Jabez; the
Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came
of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
1 Now these were the sons of
David, who 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.
4 These six were born unto him in Hebron; and
there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned
thirty and three years.
5 And 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
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
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
17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
18 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and
19 And 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.
21 And 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,
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:
4 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the
father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the
father of Bethlehem.
5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah
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
10 And Jabez called on the Elohim of Israel, saying, Oh that you
would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that your hand might be
with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!
And Elohim granted him what he requested.
11 And Chelub the brother of
Shuah begat Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
12 And Eshton begat
Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Irnahash. These are the men
13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of
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
16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.
17 And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and
she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
18 And his
wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho,
and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the
daughter of Pharaoh, who Mered took.
19 And the sons of his wife Hodiah
the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the
20 And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan,
and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Benzoheth.
21 The sons of
Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of
Mareshah, and the families of the house of those who wrought fine linen, of
the house of Ashbea,
22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and
Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient
23 These were the potters, and those who 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.
27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters;
but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply,
like to the children of Judah.
28 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah,
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
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
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;
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.
41 And these written
by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and
the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this
day, and dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture there for their
42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men,
went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and
Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
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,
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.
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
9 And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness
from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of
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
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.
13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers
were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and
14 These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son
of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the
son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
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.
18 The sons of Reuben,
and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to
bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four
and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.
19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.
20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into
their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to Elohim in the battle,
and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in him.
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 a hundred
22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of Elohim. And
they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
23 And the children of the
half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto
Baalhermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon.
24 And these were the heads of
the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and
Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and
heads of the house of their fathers.
25 And they transgressed against the
Elohim of their fathers, and went a whoring after the elohim of the people of the
land, whom Elohim destroyed before them.
26 And the Elohim 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
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
6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok
9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is who 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
13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
15 And Jehozadak went
into captivity, when YHWH carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of
16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
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
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
28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
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 YHWH, after
the ark had rest.
32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the
tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house
of YHWH in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to
33 And these are those who 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
35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of
36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son
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
43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
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
47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son
48 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner
of service of the tabernacle of the house of Elohim.
49 But Aaron and his sons
offered upon the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, and
were appointed for all the work of the place most holy, and to make an
atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of Elohim had
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.
54 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their
castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the
Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.
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.
61 And unto the sons of Kohath, which were
left of the family of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe,
namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.
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.
63 Unto the sons of Merari
were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and
out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their
65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah,
and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the
children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.
the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts
out of the tribe of Ephraim.
67 And they gave unto them, of the cities of
refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with
68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her
69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:
70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam
with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.
71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe
of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with
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
75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
76 And 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:
out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with
81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom,
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.
4 And with them, by their generations, after
the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty
thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
5 And their brethren among
all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by
their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.
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 four.
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 Ahishahar.
11 All these
the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were
seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of
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:
15 And Machir
took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was
Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had
16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his
name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam
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,
21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the
men of Gath who 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.
23 And when he went in to his wife, she
conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil
with 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.
28 And their
possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward
Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns
thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:
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.
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.
40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their
father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the
number throughout the genealogy of those who were fit for war and 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
3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the
inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:
7 And Naaman, and
Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
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,
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
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
25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
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
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
34 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat
35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and
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:
38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are
these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan.
All these were the sons of Azel.
39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were,
Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
40 And the
sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, and had many sons, and sons'
sons, a hundred and fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin.
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
2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their
possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and
3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the
children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;
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,
8 And Ibneiah
the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam
the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9 And their
brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. All
these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers.
10 And of
the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
11 And Azariah the son of
Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son
of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of Elohim;
12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham,
the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son
of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and
seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the
house of Elohim.
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
16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of
Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the
villages of the Netophathites.
17 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub,
and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the
companies of the children of Levi.
19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son
of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father,
the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the
tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host of YHWH, were keepers
of the entry.
20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in
time past, and YHWH was with him.
21 And Zechariah the son of
Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred
and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom
David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.
23 So they and
their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of YHWH,
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
26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set
office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of Elohim.
27 And they lodged round about the house of Elohim, because the charge was upon
them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should
bring them in and out by count.
29 Some of them also were appointed to
oversee the vessels and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine
flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.
31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the
Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans.
32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the
showbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
33 And these are the singers, chief
of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for
they were employed in that work day and night.
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
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.
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
44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and
Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.
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 Saul.
3 And the
battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of
4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw your 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.
7 And when all the men of Israel who 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.
9 And when
they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the
land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to
10 And they put his armour in the house of their elohim, and
fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard
all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
12 They arose, all the valiant
men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought
them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted
13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against
YHWH, even against the word of YHWH, which he kept not, and also for
asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
inquired not of YHWH: 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 your bone and your flesh.
2 And moreover
in time past, even when Saul was king, you were he who led out and
brought in Israel: and YHWH your Elohim said unto you, You shall feed my
people Israel, and you shall be ruler over my people Israel.
came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant
with them in Hebron before YHWH; and they anointed David king over Israel,
according to the word of YHWH by Samuel.
4 And David and all Israel went
to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the
5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, You shall not come
hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of
6 And David said, Whosoever smites 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 YHWH of hosts was with him.
10 These also are the chief of the mighty men
whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with
all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of YHWH concerning
11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had;
Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear
against three hundred slain by him at one time.
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.
14 And they set themselves in the midst of that
parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and YHWH saved them by
a great deliverance.
15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the
rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines
encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
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!
18 And the three broke 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 YHWH,
19 And said, My Elohim 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.
20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting
up his spear against three hundred, he slew them, and had a name among the
21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was
their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
22 Benaiah the
son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts;
he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit
in a snowy 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
29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
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
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
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
44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan
45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the
46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of
Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the
1 Now these are those who 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.
2 They were armed with bows, and could
use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out
of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
3 The chief was Ahiezer, then
Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of
Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,
4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite,
a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and
Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,
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
9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
11 Attai the sixth, Eliel
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 a hundred, and the greatest over a
15 These are those who went over Jordan in the first month, when
it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all those 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.
17 And David went out
to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If you be come peaceably unto me
to help me, my heart shall be knit unto you: but if you be come to betray me
to my enemies, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the Elohim of our
fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai,
who was chief of the captains, and he said, Yours are we, David, and on your
side, you son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto you, and peace be to your
helpers; for your Elohim helps you. Then David received them, and made them
captains of the band.
19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he
came with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not:
for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He
will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.
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 Elohim.
23 And these are the numbers of the
bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn
the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of YHWH.
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
29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three
thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the
house of Saul.
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, who were expressed
by name, to come and make David king.
32 And of the children of Issachar,
who were men with understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought
to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at
33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in
war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they
were not of double heart.
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, a
hundred and twenty thousand.
38 All these men of war, that could keep rank,
came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and
all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.
there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren
had prepared for them.
40 Moreover those who 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
1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and
hundreds, and with every leader.
2 And David said unto all the congregation
of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of YHWH our Elohim, let
us send abroad unto our brethren every where, who are left in all the land of
Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites who are in their
cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
3 And let us
bring again the ark of our Elohim to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of
4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing
was right in the eyes of all the people.
5 So David gathered all Israel
together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the
ark of Elohim from Kirjathjearim.
6 And David went up, and all Israel, to
Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence
the ark of Elohim YHWH, that dwells between the cherubims, whose name is
called on it.
7 And they carried the ark of Elohim in a new cart out of the
house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
8 And David and all
Israel played before Elohim with all their might, and with singing, and with
harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with
9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put
forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
10 And the anger of
YHWH was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand
to the ark: and there he died before Elohim.
11 And David was displeased,
because YHWH had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called
Perezuzza to this day.
12 And David was afraid of Elohim that day, saying, How
shall I bring the ark of Elohim 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.
14 And the ark of Elohim remained with the family of
Obededom in his house three months. And YHWH 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.
2 And David perceived that YHWH 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
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.
8 And when the Philistines heard that David was
anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And
David heard of it, and went out against them.
9 And the Philistines came and
spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
10 And David inquired of Elohim,
saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and will you deliver them into
my hand? And YHWH said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into
11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there.
Then David said, Elohim has broken in upon my enemies by my hand like the
breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place
12 And when they had left their elohim there, David gave a
commandment, and they were burned with fire.
13 And the Philistines yet
again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
14 Therefore David inquired
again of Elohim; and Elohim said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from
them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
15 And it shall
be, when you shall hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees,
that then you shall go out to battle: for Elohim is gone forth before you to
smite the host of the Philistines.
16 David therefore did as Elohim 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 YHWH 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 Elohim, and pitched for it a tent.
2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of Elohim but the Levites: for
them has YHWH chosen to carry the ark of Elohim, and to minister unto him
3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up
the ark of YHWH unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:
5 Of the sons of
Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren a 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 a hundred and
8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two
9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren
10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren
a hundred and twelve.
11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the
priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and
Eliel, and Amminadab,
12 And said unto them, You are the chief of the fathers
of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brethren, that you may
bring up the ark of YHWH Elohim of Israel unto the place that I have prepared
13 For because you did it not at the first, YHWH our Elohim 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 YHWH
Elohim of Israel.
15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of Elohim upon
their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the
word of YHWH.
16 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint
their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, 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
18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah,
Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah,
and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and
Jeiel, the porters.
19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were
appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;
20 And 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.
24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel,
and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow
with the trumpets before the ark of Elohim: and Obededom and Jehiah were
doorkeepers for the ark.
25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the
captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of YHWH
out of the house of Obededom with joy.
26 And it came to pass, when Elohim
helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of YHWH, that they
offered seven bullocks and seven rams.
27 And David was clothed with a robe
of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and
Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an
ephod of linen.
28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of YHWH 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 YHWH 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
Elohim, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and
they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before Elohim.
2 And when
David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings,
he blessed the people in the name of YHWH.
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 YHWH, and to record, and to thank and praise
YHWH Elohim of Israel:
5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel,
and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and
Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound
6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
continually before the ark of the covenant of Elohim.
7 Then on that day David
delivered first this psalm to thank YHWH into the hand of Asaph and his
8 Give thanks unto YHWH, call upon his name, make known his
deeds among the people.
9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk of
all his wondrous works.
10 Glory in his holy name: let the heart of them
rejoice that seek YHWH.
11 Seek YHWH and his strength, seek his face
12 Remember his marvellous works that he has done, his
wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
13 O you seed of Israel his servant,
you children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is YHWH our Elohim; his
judgments are in all the earth.
15 Be you 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 has
confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting
18 Saying, Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of
19 When you 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
21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for
22 Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
23 Sing unto YHWH, all the earth; show forth from day to day his
24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works
among all nations.
25 For great is YHWH, and greatly to be praised: he
also is to be feared above all elohim.
26 For all the elohim of the people are
idols: but YHWH made the heavens.
27 Glory and honour are in his
presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
28 Give unto YHWH, you
kindreds of the people, give unto YHWH glory and strength.
29 Give unto
YHWH the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him:
worship YHWH 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,
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 YHWH, because he comes to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks unto YHWH; for he is good; for his mercy endures for
35 And say you, Save us, O Elohim of our salvation, and gather us
together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to your holy
name, and glory in your praise.
36 Blessed be YHWH Elohim of Israel for ever
and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised YHWH.
37 So he left
there before the ark of the covenant of YHWH Asaph and his brethren, to
minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:
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 YHWH in the high place that was at
40 To offer burnt offerings unto YHWH upon the altar of the
burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all
that is written in the law of YHWH, which he commanded Israel;
with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were
expressed by name, to give thanks to YHWH, because his mercy endures for
42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for
those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of Elohim. 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 YHWH remains under
2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in your heart; for
Elohim is with you.
3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of Elohim
came to Nathan, saying,
4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus said YHWH,
You shall not build me a house to dwell in:
5 For I have not dwelt in a
house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from
tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
6 Wheresoever I have
walked with all Israel, spoke I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I
commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have you not built me an house of
7 Now therefore thus shall you say unto my servant David, Thus
said YHWH of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote, even from following
the sheep, that you should be ruler over my people Israel:
8 And I have
been with you whithersoever you have walked, and have cut off all your
enemies from before you, and have made you 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,
10 And since the time that I commanded judges to be
over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all your enemies. Furthermore I
tell you that YHWH will build you a house.
11 And it shall come to
pass, when your days be expired that you must go to be with your fathers, that
I will raise up your seed after you, who shall be of your sons; and I will
establish his kingdom.
12 He shall build me a house, and I will establish
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 who was before
14 But I will settle him in my 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.
16 And David the king came and sat before YHWH, and said, Who am I, O
YHWH Elohim, and what is my house, that you have brought me hitherto?
yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Elohim; for you have also spoken of
your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according
to the estate of a man of high degree, O YHWH Elohim.
18 What can David speak
more to you for the honour of your servant? for you know your servant.
19 O YHWH, for your servant's sake, and according to your own heart, have
you done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.
YHWH, there is none like you, neither is there any Elohim beside you, according
to all that we have heard with our ears.
21 And what one nation in the earth
is like your people Israel, whom Elohim went to redeem to be his own people, to
make you a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from
before your people, whom you have redeemed out of Egypt?
22 For your people
Israel did you make your own people for ever; and you, YHWH, became
23 Therefore now, YHWH, let the thing that you have spoken
concerning your servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and
do as you have said.
24 Let it even be established, that your name may be
magnified for ever, saying, YHWH of hosts is the Elohim of Israel, even an Elohim
to Israel: and let the house of David your servant be established before you.
25 For you, O my Elohim, have told your servant that you will build him a
house: therefore your servant has found in his heart to pray before you.
26 And now, YHWH, you are Elohim, and have promised this goodness unto your
27 Now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your
servant, that it may be before you for ever: for you bless, O YHWH, and
it shall be blessed for ever.
1 Now after this it came to pass, that
David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out
of the hand of the Philistines.
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.
4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen,
and twenty thousand footmen: David also hocked all the chariot horses, but
reserved of them a hundred chariots.
5 And when the Syrians of Damascus
came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty
6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians
became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus YHWH preserved David
whithersoever he went.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the
servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 Likewise from
Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass,
wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of
9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the
host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David,
to inquire 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.
11 Them also king
David dedicated unto YHWH, 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 YHWH preserved David whithersoever he went.
14 So David
reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his
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;
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.
2 And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, because his father showed 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, Think you that David does honour your
father, that he has sent comforters unto you? are not his servants come unto
you 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.
5 Then there went
certain, and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet them: for
the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Wait at Jericho until your
beards be grown, and then return.
6 And when the children of Ammon saw that
they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent
a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of
Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out 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 field.
10 Now when Joab
saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose out of all
the choice of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians.
11 And the
rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of Abishai his brother, and they
set themselves in array against the children of Ammon.
12 And he said, If
the Syrians be too strong for me, then you shall help me: but if the children
of Ammon be too strong for you, then I will help you.
13 Be of good
courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the
cities of our Elohim: and let YHWH do that which is good in his sight.
14 So Joab and the people who were with him drew nigh before the Syrians
unto the battle; and the Syrians fled before him.
15 And when the children of Ammon
saw that the Syrians had fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother,
and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
16 And when the
Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent
messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the river: and
Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
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.
18 But the
Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men
who fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the
captain of the host.
19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they
were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became
his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.
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
waited at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
2 And David
took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent
of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's
head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
3 And he
brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with
harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the
children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the
Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, who was of
the children of the giant: and they were subdued.
5 And there was war again
with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of
Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
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.
2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel
from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may
3 And Joab answered, YHWH 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 does my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of
trespass to Israel?
4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab.
Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to
5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David.
And all they of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men
who drew a sword: and Judah was four hundred and seventy thousand men
that drew a sword.
6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
king's word was abominable to Joab.
7 And Elohim was displeased with this
thing; therefore he smote Israel.
8 And David said unto Elohim, I have sinned
greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech you, do away the
iniquity of your servant; for I have done very foolishly.
9 And YHWH
spoke unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus
said YHWH, I offer you three things: choose one of them, that I may
do it unto you.
11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus said YHWH, Choose you
12 Either three years' famine; or three months to be
destroyed before your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes
you; or else three days the sword of YHWH, even the pestilence, in the
land, and the angel of YHWH destroying throughout all the coasts of
Israel. Now therefore advise what word I shall bring again to him who
13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now
into the hand of YHWH; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall
into the hand of man.
14 So YHWH sent pestilence upon Israel: and there
fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
15 And Elohim sent an angel unto Jerusalem
to destroy it: and as he was destroying, YHWH beheld, and he repented
of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now
your hand. And the angel of YHWH stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the
16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of YHWH
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.
17 And David said unto Elohim, Is
it not I who commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is who have
sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let
your hand, I pray you, O YHWH my Elohim, be on me, and on my father's house;
but not on your people, that they should be plagued.
18 Then the angel of YHWH commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an
altar unto YHWH in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in the name of YHWH.
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 threshing floor, and bowed
himself to David with his face to the ground.
22 Then David said to Ornan,
Grant me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar therein
unto YHWH: you shall grant it me for the full price: that the plague may
be stayed from the people.
23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to you,
and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give you
the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and
the wheat for the food offering; I give it all.
24 And king David said to
Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take
that which is yours for YHWH, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by
26 And David built there an altar unto YHWH, and offered burnt
offerings and peace offerings, and called upon YHWH; and he answered him
from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
27 And YHWH
commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.
28 At that time when David saw that YHWH had answered him in the
threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
29 For the
tabernacle of YHWH, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of
the burnt offering, were at that season in the high place at Gibeon.
David could not go before it to inquire of Elohim: for he was afraid because of
the sword of the angel of YHWH.
1 Then David said, This is the house
of YHWH Elohim, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
2 And 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 Elohim.
3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the
gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;
cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much
cedar wood to David.
5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender,
and the house that is to be built for YHWH must be exceedingly 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 a house for YHWH Elohim
7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind
to build a house unto the name of YHWH my Elohim:
8 But the word of YHWH came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great
wars: you shall not build a house unto my name, because you have shed much
blood upon the earth in my sight.
9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, 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.
10 He shall build a 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 for ever.
11 Now, my son, YHWH be with you; and
prosper, and build the house of YHWH your Elohim, as he has said of
12 Only YHWH give you wisdom and understanding, and give you
charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of YHWH your Elohim.
13 Then shall you prosper, if you take heed to fulfil the statutes and
judgments which YHWH charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and
of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
14 Now, behold, in my trouble I
have prepared for the house of YHWH a 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
you may add thereto.
15 Moreover there are workmen with you in
abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of skilled
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 YHWH be
17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon
his son, saying,
18 Is not YHWH your Elohim with you? and has he not given
you rest on every side? for he has given the inhabitants of the land into
my hand; and the land is subdued before YHWH, and before his people.
19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek YHWH your Elohim; arise
therefore, and build the sanctuary of YHWH Elohim, to bring the ark of the
covenant of YHWH, and the holy vessels of Elohim, into the house that is to
be built to the name of YHWH.
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 eight thousand.
which, twenty four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of
YHWH; and six thousand were officers and judges:
5 Moreover four
thousand were porters; and four thousand praised YHWH 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.
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.
11 And 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 father's house.
12 The sons of Kohath; Amram,
Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
13 The 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 YHWH, to minister unto him, and to
bless in his name for ever.
14 Now concerning Moses the man of Elohim, his sons
were named of the tribe of Levi.
15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and
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
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.
24 These 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 YHWH, from the age of twenty years and upward.
David said, YHWH Elohim of Israel has 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:
28 Because their office was to wait on the sons of
Aaron for the service of the house of YHWH, in the courts, and in the
chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service
of the house of Elohim;
29 Both for the showbread, 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 YHWH, and likewise at
31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto YHWH in the sabbaths, in
the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order
commanded unto them, continually before YHWH:
32 And 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 YHWH.
1 Now these are the divisions of the sons of
Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore
Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
3 And David distributed
them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar,
according to their offices in their service.
4 And 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.
5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another;
for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of Elohim, were of
the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
6 And 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
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
12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
14 The fifteenth to
Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth
16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,
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 YHWH, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as YHWH Elohim 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.
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
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.
31 These 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.
1 Moreover David and the captains of the host
separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun,
who should produce inspired music 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, who played according to the order of the king.
3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah,
Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who
used a harp to give thanks and to praise YHWH.
4 Of Heman:
the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth,
Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi,
Hothir, and Mahazioth:
5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in
the words of Elohim, to lift up the horn. And Elohim gave to Heman fourteen sons and
6 All these were under the hands of their father for song
in the house of YHWH, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service
of the house of Elohim, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and
7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in
the songs of YHWH, even all who were skilfull, was two hundred fourscore
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:
fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
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
25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren,
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.
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 Elohim 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,
8 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and
their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two
9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
10 Also 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.
12 Among these were the divisions
of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another, to
minister in the house of YHWH.
13 And they cast lots, as well the small
as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a
wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
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.
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 Elohim,
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, who were over the treasures of the house of YHWH.
23 Of the
Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites:
Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures.
25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and
Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.
26 Which 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 YHWH.
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 brethren.
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 YHWH,
and in the service of the king.
31 Among 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.
32 And 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 Elohim, and affairs of the
1 Now 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, who came in and went out month by
month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and
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
4 And 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.
5 The 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
6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and
above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
7 The 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 thousand.
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
10 The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the
Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four
11 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the
Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
12 The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the
Benjamites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
13 The tenth
captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and
in his course were twenty and four thousand.
14 The eleventh captain for the
eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in
his course were twenty and four thousand.
15 The twelfth captain for the
twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were
twenty and four thousand.
16 Furthermore 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.
23 But David
took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because YHWH
had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
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.
25 And 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:
over those who did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri
the son of Chelub:
27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over
the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite:
28 And over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the low
plains was Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash:
29 And 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
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.
1 And 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.
2 Then David the
king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As
for me, I had in my heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the
covenant of YHWH, and for the footstool of our Elohim, and had made ready for
3 But Elohim said unto me, You shall not build an house for my
name, because you have been a man of war, and have shed blood.
YHWH Elohim of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king
over Israel for ever: for he has 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 YHWH has given me many sons,) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the
throne of the kingdom of YHWH over Israel.
6 And he said unto me,
Solomon your 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.
8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of
YHWH, and in the audience of our Elohim, keep and seek for all the
commandments of YHWH your Elohim: that you may possess this good land, and
leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
you, Solomon my son, know the Elohim of your father, and serve him with a
perfect heart and with a willing mind: for YHWH searches all hearts, and
understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will
be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever.
10 Take heed now; for YHWH has chosen you to build a house for the
sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
11 Then 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 mercy seat,
12 And the pattern of all that he had by
the spirit, of the courts of the house of YHWH, and of all the chambers
round about, of the treasuries of the house of Elohim, and of the treasuries of
the dedicated things:
13 Also for the courses of the priests and the
Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of YHWH, and for
all the vessels of service in the house of YHWH.
14 He 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:
15 Even 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
16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of showbread, for
every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:
17 Also pure gold
for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basins he
gave gold by weight for every basin; and likewise silver by weight for every
basin of silver:
18 And 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 YHWH.
19 All this, said
David, YHWH made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all
the works of this pattern.
20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong
and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for YHWH Elohim,
even my Elohim, will be with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you, until
you have finished all the work for the service of the house of YHWH.
21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, even they shall
be with you for all the service of the house of Elohim: and there shall be with
you 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 your
1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation,
Solomon my son, whom alone Elohim has chosen, is yet young and tender, and the
work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for YHWH Elohim.
2 Now I
have prepared with all my might for the house of my Elohim 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 colours, and
all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
because I have set my affection to the house of my Elohim, I have of my own
proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my Elohim,
over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
4 Even 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:
5 The 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 YHWH?
6 Then 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 Elohim 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.
8 And they with
whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of YHWH, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9 Then the people rejoiced, for
that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly
to YHWH: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
David blessed YHWH before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be
you, YHWH Elohim of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11 Yours, O YHWH, 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 yours; yours is the kingdom,
O YHWH, and you are exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour
come of you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and
might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our Elohim, we thank you, and praise your glorious name.
14 But 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 you, and of your own have
we given you.
15 For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were
all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none
16 O YHWH our Elohim, all this store that we have prepared to build
you a house for your holy name comes of your hand, and is all your own.
17 I know also, my Elohim, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in
uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly
offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy your people, who are
present here, to offer willingly unto you.
18 O YHWH Elohim of Abraham, Isaac,
and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the
thoughts of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart unto you:
19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments,
your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build
the palace, for the which I have made provision.
20 And David said to all
the congregation, Now bless YHWH your Elohim. And all the congregation
blessed YHWH Elohim of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and
worshipped YHWH, and the king.
21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto
YHWH, and offered burnt offerings unto YHWH, 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 YHWH on that day with great gladness. And they
made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto YHWH to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.
23 Then Solomon sat
on the throne of YHWH 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
25 And YHWH 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
27 And 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
honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
29 Now 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.
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