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David Gives to the Temple and Urges the People to Follow His Example1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the...

David Appoints Porters for the Temple1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth,...

David Exhorts the People to Fear God1 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...

David Appoints Musicians for the Temple1 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 prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:2...

The Genealogy of Adam’s Descendants1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.7 And the sons of...

The Twelve Captains, One for Each Month1 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, which came in and went out month by month throughout all...

David Organizes the Levites to Serve in the Temple1 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...

The Organization of the Priests1 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest’s office.3 And David distributed them, both...

David Helps Solomon Prepare for Building the Temple1 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, 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...

David, Tempted by Satan, Takes a Census1 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 Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may...

David Defeats Rabbah1 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem....

David’s Messengers Are Treated Shamefully1 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 shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And...

David Subdues the Philistines and the Moabites1 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...

Though David Desires to Build God’s House, God Says No1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORDremaineth under curtains.2 Then Nathan said...

David’s Festival Sacrifice1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace...

David Joyfully Brings the Ark to Jerusalem1 And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the...

Hiram’s Kindness to David1 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 the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people...

David Brings the Ark from Kirjath-jearim1 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 the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our...

The Men Who Helped David Become King1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.2 They were armed with bows, and could use both...

David Is Anointed King of Israel and Captures Jerusalem1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD...

Saul’s Overthrow and Death1 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 Malchi-shua, the sons of...

The People Who Lived in Jerusalem1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were,...

More on Benjamin’s Descendants1 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.6 And these are...

Issachar’s Descendants1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose...

Levi’s Descendants1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,5 And Abishua...

Reuben’s Descendants1 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...

More of Judah’s Descendants1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.3 And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash:...

The Sons of David1 Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the...

Israel’s Sons and Judah’s Descendants1 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...