[Biblein52weeks-en] Bible in 52 Weeks: 2 Samuel 20-24 Day: 143
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II Samuel 20:1: And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
II Samuel 20:2: So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
II Samuel 20:3: And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
II Samuel 20:4: Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.
II Samuel 20:5: So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
II Samuel 20:6: And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.
II Samuel 20:7: And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
II Samuel 20:8: When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa went before them. And Joab's garment that he had put on was girded unto him, and upon it a girdle with a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.
II Samuel 20:9: And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
II Samuel 20:10: But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
II Samuel 20:11: And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab.
II Samuel 20:12: And Amasa wallowed in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that came by him stood still.
II Samuel 20:13: When he was removed out of the highway, all the people went on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
II Samuel 20:14: And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, and to Bethâmaachah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him.
II Samuel 20:15: And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethâmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.
II Samuel 20:16: Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.
II Samuel 20:17: And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.
II Samuel 20:18: Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter.
II Samuel 20:19: I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the Lord?
II Samuel 20:20: And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.
II Samuel 20:21: The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.
II Samuel 20:22: Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
II Samuel 20:23: Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:
II Samuel 20:24: And Adoram was over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder:
II Samuel 20:25: And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:
II Samuel 20:26: And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.
II Samuel 21:1: Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
II Samuel 21:2: And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)
II Samuel 21:3: Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the Lord?
II Samuel 21:4: And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither for us shalt thou kill any man in Israel. And he said, What ye shall say, that will I do for you.
II Samuel 21:5: And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,
II Samuel 21:6: Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the Lord in Gibeah of Saul, whom the Lord did choose. And the king said, I will give them.
II Samuel 21:7: But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the Lord's oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.
II Samuel 21:8: But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:
II Samuel 21:9: And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.
II Samuel 21:10: And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
II Samuel 21:11: And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.
II Samuel 21:12: And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshâgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethâshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
II Samuel 21:13: And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; and they gathered the bones of them that were hanged.
II Samuel 21:14: And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was intreated for the land.
II Samuel 21:15: Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.
II Samuel 21:16: And Ishbiâbenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.
II Samuel 21:17: But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.
II Samuel 21:18: And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.
II Samuel 21:19: And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareâoregim, a Bethâlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
II Samuel 21:20: And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.
II Samuel 21:21: And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
II Samuel 21:22: These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
II Samuel 22:1: And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
II Samuel 22:2: And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
II Samuel 22:3: The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
II Samuel 22:4: I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
II Samuel 22:5: When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
II Samuel 22:6: The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
II Samuel 22:7: In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
II Samuel 22:8: Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.
II Samuel 22:9: There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
II Samuel 22:10: He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
II Samuel 22:11: And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
II Samuel 22:12: And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
II Samuel 22:13: Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.
II Samuel 22:14: The Lord thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.
II Samuel 22:15: And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
II Samuel 22:16: And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
II Samuel 22:17: He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;
II Samuel 22:18: He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
II Samuel 22:19: They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.
II Samuel 22:20: He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
II Samuel 22:21: The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
II Samuel 22:22: For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
II Samuel 22:23: For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
II Samuel 22:24: I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
II Samuel 22:25: Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.
II Samuel 22:26: With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
II Samuel 22:27: With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.
II Samuel 22:28: And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
II Samuel 22:29: For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.
II Samuel 22:30: For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
II Samuel 22:31: As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
II Samuel 22:32: For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?
II Samuel 22:33: God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
II Samuel 22:34: He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places.
II Samuel 22:35: He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
II Samuel 22:36: Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.
II Samuel 22:37: Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
II Samuel 22:38: I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
II Samuel 22:39: And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet.
II Samuel 22:40: For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.
II Samuel 22:41: Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.
II Samuel 22:42: They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
II Samuel 22:43: Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.
II Samuel 22:44: Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
II Samuel 22:45: Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
II Samuel 22:46: Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
II Samuel 22:47: The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
II Samuel 22:48: It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me,
II Samuel 22:49: And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
II Samuel 22:50: Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
II Samuel 22:51: He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.
II Samuel 23:1: Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,
II Samuel 23:2: The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
II Samuel 23:3: The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
II Samuel 23:4: And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
II Samuel 23:5: Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
II Samuel 23:6: But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
II Samuel 23:7: But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.
II Samuel 23:8: These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
II Samuel 23:9: And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:
II Samuel 23:10: He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
II Samuel 23:11: And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.
II Samuel 23:12: But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory.
II Samuel 23:13: And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.
II Samuel 23:14: And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethâlehem.
II Samuel 23:15: And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethâlehem, which is by the gate!
II Samuel 23:16: And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethâlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.
II Samuel 23:17: And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
II Samuel 23:18: And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, and had the name among three.
II Samuel 23:19: Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.
II Samuel 23:20: And 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: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:
II Samuel 23:21: And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but 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.
II Samuel 23:22: These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among three mighty men.
II Samuel 23:23: He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.
II Samuel 23:24: Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethâlehem,
II Samuel 23:25: Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,
II Samuel 23:26: Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,
II Samuel 23:27: Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,
II Samuel 23:28: Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,
II Samuel 23:29: Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin,
II Samuel 23:30: Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,
II Samuel 23:31: Abiâalbon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,
II Samuel 23:32: Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,
II Samuel 23:33: Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,
II Samuel 23:34: Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
II Samuel 23:35: Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,
II Samuel 23:36: Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,
II Samuel 23:37: Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armourbearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah,
II Samuel 23:38: Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,
II Samuel 23:39: Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.
II Samuel 24:1: And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
II Samuel 24:2: For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beerâsheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.
II Samuel 24:3: And Joab said unto the king, Now the Lord thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?
II Samuel 24:4: Notwithstanding the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.
II Samuel 24:5: And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer:
II Samuel 24:6: Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimâhodshi; and they came to Danâjaan, and about to Zidon,
II Samuel 24:7: And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beerâsheba.
II Samuel 24:8: So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
II Samuel 24:9: And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
II Samuel 24:10: And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
II Samuel 24:11: For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
II Samuel 24:12: Go and say unto David, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
II Samuel 24:13: So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
II Samuel 24:14: And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
II Samuel 24:15: So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beerâsheba seventy thousand men.
II Samuel 24:16: And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
II Samuel 24:17: And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.
II Samuel 24:18: And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.
II Samuel 24:19: And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.
II Samuel 24:20: And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.
II Samuel 24:21: And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the Lord, that the plague may be stayed from the people.
II Samuel 24:22: And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.
II Samuel 24:23: All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The Lord thy God accept thee.
II Samuel 24:24: And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
II Samuel 24:25: And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.
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