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“Now therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “
David said to him, “
Then David said to him, “From where do you come?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.”
The young man who told him said, “By chance I happened to be on
and the fourth,
When he looked behind him, he saw me and called to me. And I said, ‘Here I am.’
So David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?”
They mourned and wept and
So I stood beside him
Now when Toi king of
So the king went out and all his household
He said to me, ‘Who are you?’ And I
And the anger of the Lord burned against Uzzah, and
and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in
Then he said to me, ‘Please stand beside me and kill me, for agony has seized me because my
David said to him, “
However, he would not listen to
Then David said to him, “How is it you were not afraid
And David called one of the young men and said, “Go,
David said to the young man who told him, “Where are you from?” And he
But a lad did see them and told Absalom; so the two of them departed quickly and came to the house of a man
Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
The shield of Saul, not
And the sword of Saul did not return empty.
Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,
The daughters of
And in their death they were not parted;
Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is
Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet,
Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.
Jonathan is slain on your high places.
However, because by this deed you have
You and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master’s grandson may have food; nevertheless
So the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, departed and came to the house of
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from
Then the men of Judah came and there
David became angry because
For your servant knows that I have sinned; therefore behold, I have come today,
He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come to help you.
David said on that day, “Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David’s soul, through the water tunnel.” Therefore they say, “The blind or the lame shall not come into the house.”
I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and
and the sixth, Ithream, by David’s wife Eglah. These were born to David at Hebron.
Now David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he
You have been very pleasant to me.
Than the love of women.
So Nathan went to his house.Then the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s
The king went out and all the people
Then Hushai said to Absalom, “No! For whom the Lord, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain.
David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.
David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead, and said to them, “
Such is not the case. But a man from
Then Ziba said to the king, “According
Then Amnon hated her with a very great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, “Get up, go away!”
David therefore inquired of God for the child; and David
For the king will hear
Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
But she said to him, “No, because this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you have done to me!” Yet he would not listen to her.
King David also
Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice. How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!”
Now she had on
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
So it was as Joab kept watch on the city, that he put Uriah at the place where he knew there were valiant men.
But Joab said to him, “You are not the man to carry news this day, but you shall carry news another day; however, you shall carry no news today because the king’s son is dead.”
Now when they came into the house, as he was lying on his bed in his bedroom, they struck him and killed him and beheaded him. And they took his head and
Now in the morning David
Now when King David heard of all these matters, he was very angry.
And David was unwilling to move the ark of the Lord into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of
He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and
But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.”
The men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David’s servants fell; and
So David reigned over all Israel; and David
Then Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house and said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And
So David lived in the stronghold and called it
He also brought out the people who were in it, and
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and
The watchman called and told the king. And the king said, “If he is by himself there is good news in his mouth.” And he came nearer and nearer.
It came about while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David that
So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.
And so it was, that when the
When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel,
and if it happens that the king’s wrath rises and he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall?
Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done?
Then Joab sent and reported to David all the events of the war.
He charged the messenger, saying, “When you have finished telling all the events of the war to the king,
Thus the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the Lord
Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, was forty years old when he became king over Israel, and he was king for two years. The house of Judah, however, followed David.
Now when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead,
Now all his servants passed on beside him,
Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household;
Now it was told King David, saying, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God.”
So the messenger departed and came and reported to David all that Joab had sent him to tell.
David then said, “
Now Saul had a concubine whose name was
Now therefore, let your hands be strong and be
Ish-bosheth sent and took her from her husband, from
Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed each to his house.
Now Abner the son of Ner, went out from Mahanaim to
Then he called his young man who attended him and said, “Now throw this woman out of my presence, and lock the door behind her.”
But Ittai answered the king and said, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely
He made him king over
When David had finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offering,
Ahithophel said to Absalom, “
Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” So the Cushite bowed to Joab and ran.
Now Abner had
and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him
He said, “While the child was still alive,
When the time of mourning was over, David sent and
So David arose from the ground,
But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again?
Now then, do it! For the Lord has spoken of David, saying, ‘
When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled, they also fled before Abishai and entered the city.
Which he bought and nourished;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat of his
And was like a daughter to him.
When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, they told Joab, saying, “Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he has gone in peace.”
Then the king answered and said to the woman, “Please do not hide anything from me that I am about to ask you.” And the woman said, “Let my lord the king please speak.”
but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him,
Then they brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David at Hebron and said to the king, “Behold, the head of Ish-bosheth
While all the country was weeping with a loud voice, all the people passed over. The king also passed over
So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Arameans, and
Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.”
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “
Then David the king went in and sat before the Lord, and he said, “
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah said, “
In accordance with all these words and all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
Each one of them seized his
Then Absalom her brother said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother; do not take this matter to heart.” So Tamar remained and was desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.
Then it came about afterwards that
And David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel.
Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia,
Then the woman
Then David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed the Jordan; and by
Then the king said to
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for
So David came to
Then David came to
So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof,
Then it happened as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David that
Now it came about after two full years that Absalom
Now when David had come to Mahanaim, Shobi
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your advice. What shall we do?”
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on
Again what more can David say to You? For
So David gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, fought against it and captured it.
To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him;
Rather he took the poor man’s ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”
“But whatever happens,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain and passed up the Cushite.
Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah, I have even captured the city of waters.
Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, surely the man who has done this
Then David said, “Is there yet
When the Arameans saw that they had been
The king said to Shimei, “
So Joab arose and went to
Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet.
They abandoned their idols there, so
And he could no longer answer Abner a word, because he was afraid of him.
So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.
Then your maidservant said, ‘Please let the word of my lord the king be
Moreover, the archers shot at your servants from the wall; so some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead.”
Previously, when Saul was king over us,
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As the Lord lives,
And yet this was insignificant in Your eyes, O Lord God,
Then the king said to Joab, “Behold now,
Then Abner said to Joab, “Now let the young men arise and
But in the same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying,
But the Arameans fled before Israel, and David killed
Then Abner sent messengers to David in his place, saying, “Whose is the land? Make your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to bring all Israel over to you.”
Then David did so, just as the Lord had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from
Joab fell on his face to the ground, prostrated himself and blessed the king; then Joab said, “Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, O my lord, the king, in that the king has performed the
I also gave you
So David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, saying, “Give me my wife Michal, to whom I was betrothed
Now when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Arameans arrayed themselves to meet David and fought against him.
That day the battle was very severe, and
Absalom came to the king and said, “Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant.”
See, I am going to wait
Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in
Asahel pursued Abner and did not
For this reason
And Israel and Absalom camped in the land of Gilead.
How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now
He said, “Good! I will make a covenant with you, but I demand one thing of you,
Therefore Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem and remained there.
The watchman said, “I
But if He should say thus, ‘
Then Abner and twenty men with him came to David at Hebron. And David made a feast for Abner and the men who were with him.
So they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it
But when they came to the
And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to
It shall be, when
Then the Lord sent
“There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.
The king said, “
But Absalom did not speak to Amnon
Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel
that the king said to
But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel distinguished himself today!
Therefore he said to his servants, “See,
It came about after they had departed that they came up out of the well and went and told King David; and they said to David, “
You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander with us, while
honey, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and for the people who were with him,
So when Joab came to the king and told him, he called for Absalom. Thus he came to the king and prostrated himself on his face to the ground before the king, and
Abner repeated again to Asahel, “Turn
So Abner said to him, “
Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death.
Then the king said to the Cushite, “
Absalom commanded his servants, saying, “See now,
When all the kings, servants of Hadadezer, saw that they were
However the king said, “Let him turn to
But her husband went with her, weeping as he went, and followed her as far as
But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner, and when the sun was going down, they came to the hill of Ammah, which is in front of Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.
“Go and say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord, “
Ahimaaz called and said to the king, “
Joab said, “As God lives, if you had not spoken, surely then the people would have gone away in the morning, each from following his brother.”
Now therefore, O Lord God, the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and his house, confirm it forever, and do as You have spoken,
Now Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem,
So David went up there, and
So David said to Michal, “
Then David sent to Joab, saying, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” So Joab sent Uriah to David.
However, he refused to turn aside; therefore Abner struck him in the belly with the butt end of the spear, so that the spear came out at his back. And he fell there and died on the spot. And it came about that all who came to the place where
The king said also to Zadok the priest, “Are you not
He must make restitution for the lamb
Then David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of
But when Absalom
David said to him, “If you pass over with me, then you will be
So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David
Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but he would not come to him. So he sent again a second time, but he would not come.
and his second, Chileab, by Abigail the
So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is this not
But the king said to Absalom, “No, my son, we should not all go, for we will be burdensome to you.” Although he
Abner said to David, “Let me arise and go and
David captured from him 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers; and David
Behold, the Cushite arrived, and the Cushite said, “Let my lord the king receive good news, for
The sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner and became one band, and they stood on the top of a certain hill.
David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him,
Now Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said once more to Joab, “But whatever happens, please let me also run after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why would you run, my son, since
Are not Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? So it shall be that
Now therefore, may it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue forever before You. For You, O Lord God, have spoken; and
Then Abner called to Joab and said, “Shall the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitter in the end? How long will you
Uriah said to David, “
Now, O Lord God, You are God, and
According to my cleanness before His eyes.
Then the woman said, “Please let your maidservant speak a word to my lord the king.” And he said, “Speak.”
But the remainder of the people he placed in the hand of Abishai his brother, and he arrayed them against the sons of Ammon.
Saul’s son had two men who were commanders of bands: the name of the one was Baanah and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the sons of Benjamin (for
Then Abner looked behind him and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” And he answered, “It is I.”
Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the
The messenger said to David, “The men prevailed against us and came out against us in the field, but we
Abner also spoke in the hearing of Benjamin; and in addition Abner went to speak in the hearing of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel and to
Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, “
Then all the people came
So when Abner returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there
Now when the sons of Ammon saw that
Then Joab arose, came to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my
For You, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have
Abner and his men then went through the Arabah all that night; so they crossed the Jordan, walked all morning, and came to
The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, and said, “
So Joab blew the trumpet; and all the people halted and pursued Israel no longer,
You know Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive you and to learn of
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not
Nathan said to the king, “
Now when they told David, saying, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “Have you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?”
Then David said to the messenger, “Thus you shall say to Joab, ‘Do not let this thing
The king said, “Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the
I will be more lightly esteemed than this and will be humble in my own eyes, but with the maids of whom you have spoken, with them I will be distinguished.”
Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of Damascus, and
By my God I can leap over a wall.
Then the king called Saul’s servant Ziba and said to him, “
Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you
Now it was while they were on the way that the report came to David, saying, “Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”
Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house, and
David said to him, “Do not fear, for
David took the shields of gold which were
So the king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is
and Ira the Jairite was also a priest to David.
and the Beerothites fled to
the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, “
When Uriah came to him,
Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of
Again he prostrated himself and said, “What is your servant, that you should regard
So Hanun took David’s servants and
When they told it to David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, “
in order to change the appearance of things your servant Joab has done this thing. But my lord is wise,
The king said to Barzillai, “You cross over with me and I will
Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
When Joab came out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.
Now Barzillai was very old, being eighty years old; and he had
Then Joab came to the king and said, “What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you; why then have you sent him away and he is already gone?
Therefore David said to Ittai, “Go and pass over.” So Ittai the Gittite passed over with all his men and all the little ones who were with him.
When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.
Now when Joab saw that
So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner
Afterward when David heard it, he said, “I and my kingdom are innocent before the Lord forever of the blood of Abner the son of Ner.
Mephibosheth said to the king, “Let him even take it all, since my lord the king has come safely to his own house.”
But Uriah slept
The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array
And exalted be
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the
All the people crossed over the Jordan and the king crossed too. The king then
Now there was
Your servant would merely cross over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king compensate me with this reward?
Now when David had passed
So the king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?” And the woman replied, “As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken. Indeed, it was
On the third day, behold,
And His word was on my tongue.
Then David said to Uriah, “
Now it came about after
Now it came about after this that
Furthermore, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Please let me choose 12,000 men that I may arise and pursue David tonight.
Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that
Now these are the last words of David.
David the son of Jesse declares,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel,
and Adoram was over the forced labor, and
And have not acted wickedly against my God.
And the Lord illumines my darkness.
Then it was told Joab, “Behold,
Now it was after this that
Nor do we have inheritance in
Then David said to Nathan, “
Nathan then said to David, “
And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and
There was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite
However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for
Now someone told David, saying, “
My savior, You save me from violence.
Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed
So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall
It happened as David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, that behold, Hushai the
So Joab sent to
Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised;
When King David came to
David sent the people out,
Absalom used to rise early and
And Joab gave
The king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, “Go about now through all the tribes of Israel,
and Sheva was scribe, and Zadok and
Abi-albon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the
So Gad came to David that day and said to him, “
Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And
Ordered in all things, and secured;
For all my salvation and all my desire,
Will He not indeed make it grow?
Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of the Lord
The king charged Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them (now the Gibeonites were not of the sons of Israel but of the remnant of the Amorites, and
The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?” And Ziba said, “
So the king took the two sons of
But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of
The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom; for
Now it came about at the end of
The king said to Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city. If I find favor in the sight of the Lord, then
Then the watchman saw another man running; and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, “Behold, another man running by himself.” And the king said, “This one also is bringing good news.”
Then the king arose,
And I am saved from my enemies.
Jonadab then said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill; when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come and give me some food to eat, and let her prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat from her hand.’”
and came to the
When David arose in the morning, the word of the Lord came to
And I will sing praises to Your name.
The king and all the people who were with him arrived weary and he refreshed himself there.
Now when the woman of Tekoa
Then a messenger came to David, saying, “
Now it came about when
The servants of Absalom did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king’s sons arose and each mounted
He said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” Then Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom.”
A morning without clouds,
When the tender grass springs out of the earth,
Through sunshine after rain.’
And Absalom sent for
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and
Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up what is good in his sight. Look,
Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David in the harvest time to the
The snares of death confronted me.
Thus Shimei said when he cursed, “Get out, get out,
So all the men of Israel
and I will bring back all the people to you.
But the king said, “
But if you return to the city, and
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.” For
And they took up Asahel and buried him
David was then
and after him was Eleazar the son of
then David went and took
Then the people went out into the field against Israel, and the battle took place in
Then Ishbi-benob, who was
Everything, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the Lord your God
But Barzillai said to the king, “
Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, ‘
They crossed the Jordan and camped in
Now he went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, even Beth-maacah, and all the Berites; and they were gathered together and also went after him.
But Joab said to the king, “
But the people said, “
Then Joab returned from following Abner; when he had gathered all the people together,
Then David spoke to the Lord when he saw the angel who was striking down the people, and said, “Behold,
There was war at Gath again, where there was a man of great stature who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also had been born
For your servant
Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “Behold,
Igal the son of Nathan of
He was most honored of the thirty, therefore he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the three.
So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill; when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar come and
Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the
So he answered, “O my lord, the king, my servant deceived me; for your servant said, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself that I may ride on it and go with the king,’
David went up according to the word of Gad, just as the Lord had commanded.
In this manner Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment;
So we shall come to him in one of the places where he can be found, and we will
And from His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry for help came into His ears.
Then King David sent to
Araunah looked down and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; and Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the king.
They took Absalom and cast him into
It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, “
There were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, with
Then David came to his house at Jerusalem, and
Then Joab said, “I will not
Because they cannot be taken in hand;
So David and his men went on the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside parallel with him and as he went he cursed and cast stones and threw dust at him.
So the king said to him, “Why do you still speak of your affairs? I have
Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled together in the field, and there was no
The foundations of the world were
By the rebuke of the Lord,
Then the king said to them, “Whatever seems best to you I will do.” So
A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.
So he said to the king, “
But the servants of David had struck down many of Benjamin and Abner’s men, so that three hundred and sixty men died.
Then they came to Gilead and to
Perhaps the Lord will look on my affliction and
So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house, and he was lying down. And she took dough, kneaded it, made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes.
So the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours.” And Ziba said, “I prostrate myself; let me find favor in your sight, O my lord, the king!”
And the Most High uttered His voice.
Then they kept crossing the ford to bring over the king’s household, and to do what was good in his sight. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king as he was about to cross the Jordan.
Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother. However, here is your servant
When they were at the large stone which is in
As soon as he was removed from the highway, all the men passed on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
So when they had gone about through the whole land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
Then Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” And David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the Lord,
As for me, where could I
All the people were quarreling throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “
Then she said, “Please let the king remember the Lord your God,
He rescued me,
Then Absalom would say to him, “See,
Then Joab said to the man who had told him, “Now behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a belt.”
Then he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they
Moreover, Hushai said, “You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are
But she answered him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for
Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, “Today you have covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who today have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines,
Now therefore, do not let my lord the king
Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And
Nevertheless, the king’s word prevailed against Joab and against the commanders of the army. So Joab and the commanders of the army went out from the presence of the king to
let seven men from his sons be given to us, and we will
Moreover, Absalom would say, “
He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left.
The woman said, “
then go to the king and speak to him in this manner.” So Joab put
They buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in
Then Absalom said, “Now call
And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion,
But the king spared
However, Absalom, whom we anointed over us, has died in battle. Now then, why are you silent about bringing the king back?”
And were shaken, because He was angry.
The man said to Joab, “Even if I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I would not put out my hand against the king’s son; for
“Go and speak to David, ‘Thus the Lord says, “I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you.”’”
Now therefore, send quickly and tell David, saying, ‘
They came and besieged him in
Thus he turned the hearts of all the men of Judah
As soon as he had finished speaking, behold, the king’s sons came and lifted their voices and wept; and also the king and all his servants wept
Now the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him; and all the people of Judah and also
Then the king’s servants said to the king, “Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king chooses.”
Jonadab said to the king, “Behold, the king’s sons have come; according to your servant’s word, so it happened.”
So the king arose and sat in the gate. When they told all the people, saying, “Behold, the king is
But I counsel that all Israel be surely gathered to you,
Then the king said, “And where is
Then the king said to the woman, “Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you.”
So Joab’s men went out after him,
So Hushai said to Absalom, “
The king said to her, “What is your trouble?” And she
When she brought them to him to eat, he
And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and
I am of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel.
Otherwise, if I had dealt treacherously against his life (and
Then David sent to the house for Tamar, saying, “Go now to your brother Amnon’s house, and prepare food for him.”
David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “
But Amasa was not on guard against the sword which was in Joab’s hand so
If he withdraws into a city, then all Israel shall bring ropes to that city, and we will
And David said to
You are my brothers;
Then the Gibeonites said to him, “
She took the pan and
Then two hundred men went with Absalom from Jerusalem,
So the king said, “Whoever speaks to you, bring him to me, and he will not touch you anymore.”
Joab replied, “Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy!
When a certain man saw it, he told Joab and said, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”
The king said to him, “Go in peace.” So he arose and went to Hebron.
Thus David said to the Gibeonites, “What should I do for you? And how can I make atonement that you may bless
When it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done,
When Hushai had come to Absalom, Absalom said to
From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
Then the king said to
Behold, he has now hidden himself in one of the
by loving those who hate you, and by hating those who love you. For you have shown today that
The king then returned and came as far as the Jordan. And Judah came to
So they said to the king, “
So the people went by stealth into the city that day, as people who are humiliated steal away when they flee in battle.
When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David’s brother, struck him down.
Thus they buried Abner in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice and wept at
and he said, “Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this.
He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David appointed him over his guard.
Now therefore arise, go out and speak
But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and
Then she spoke, saying, “Formerly they used to say, ‘They will surely ask advice at Abel,’ and thus they ended the dispute.
The king answered, “Chimham shall cross over with me, and I will do for him what is good in your sight; and whatever you
The people of Israel were
He brought up the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from there, and they gathered the bones of those who had been
And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, “
The woman of Tekoa said to the king, “O my lord, the king,
And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.
But Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he
For the battle there was spread over the whole countryside, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
“Should Abner die as a fool dies?
So he approached her, and the woman said, “Are you Joab?” And he answered, “I am.” Then she said to him, “Listen to the words of your maidservant.” And he answered, “I am listening.”
And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
As one falls before the
And all the people wept again over him.
Now there stood by him one of Joab’s young men, and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David,
But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, “
Then the king said, “Turn aside and stand here.” So he turned aside and stood still.
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
So Amasa went to call out the men of Judah, but he
Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “Because
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel?
Now all the people took note of it, and it
So all the people and all Israel understood that day that it had not been the will of the king to put Abner the son of Ner to death.