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1ST CHRONICLES

 

Chapter 1 Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Chapter 19 Chapter 25
Chapter 2 Chapter 8 Chapter 14 Chapter 20 Chapter 26
Chapter 3 Chapter 9 Chapter 15 Chapter 21 Chapter 27
Chapter 4 Chapter 10 Chapter 16 Chapter 22 Chapter 28
Chapter 5 Chapter 11 Chapter 17 Chapter 23 Chapter 29
Chapter 6 Chapter 12 Chapter 18 Chapter 24

 

 

CHAPTER 1

 

1 Adam, Seth, Enos.
2 Kenan, Mahalchel, Iared.
3 Henoh, Methusalah, Lamech.
4 Noah, Sem, Ham, and Iapheth.
5 The sonnes of Iapheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Iauan, and Thubal, Mesech, and Thiras.
6 The sonnes of Gomer: Aschenaz, Riphath, and Thogarma.
7 And the sonnes of Ianan: Elisa, and Tharsis, Citim, and Dodanun.
8 The sonnes of Ham: Chus, and Mizraim, Phut, and Chanaan.
9 The sonnes of Chus: Seba, and Hauila, Sabbetha, and Raama: and Sabtheca. And the sonnes of Raama: Seba, and Dedan.
10 And Chus begat Nimrod: and he began to be mightie vpon the earth.
11 Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, Lahabim, and Naphthuim,
12 Phathzusim, and Casluim, of which came the Philistines and the Caphthorites.
13 Chanaan begat Zidon his eldest sonne, and Heth.
14 Iebusi also, and Amori, and Girgasi,
15 Heui, Araki, and Sini,
16 And Aruadi, Zamari, and Hemathi.
17 The sonnes of Sem: Elam , and Assur, Arphacsad, Lud, and Aram , & Uz, Hul, and Gether, and Mesech.
18 Arphacsad begat Selah, and Selah begat Eber.
19 And vnto Eber were borne two sonnes: the name of the one was Peleg, because that in his dayes the land was deuided, and his brothers name was Ioktan.
20 Ioktan begat Almodad, and Saleph, Hazermaneth, and Ierah,
21 Hadoram also and Usal, and Dikla,
22 Ebal, and Abimael, and Seba,
23 And Ophir, Hauila, and Iobab:
24 All these were the sonnes of Ioktan: Sem, Arphacsad, Selah,
25 Eber, Peleg, Rehu,
26 Serug, Nahor, Therah,
27 Abram, otherwyse called Abraham.
28 The sonnes of Abraham: Isahac, and Ismael.
29 And these are their generations: the eldest sonne of Ismael was Nabaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, and Mibsam.
30 Misma, and Dumah, Massa , Hadad, and Thema,
31 Ietur, Naphis, and Kedma: These are the sonnes of Ismael.
32 The children of Ketura Abrahams concubine, she bare Zimram, Ioksan, Medan , Midian, Iisbok, and Suah. The children of Ioksan: Seba, and Dedan.
33 The children of Midian: Epha, and Ephar, Henoch, Abida, and Eldaa: All these are the children of Ketura.
34 And so Abraham begat Isahac. The sonnes of Isahac: Esau and Israel .
35 The sonnes of Esau: Eliphaz, Rehuel, Iehus, Iaelam, and Korah.
36 The children of Eliphaz: Theman, Omar, Zephi, and Gatham, Kenas, Thunna, and Amalek.
37 The children of Rehuel: Nahath, Zerah, Samma, and Miza.
38 The sonnes of Seir: Lotan, Sobal, Zibeon, and Ana, Dison, Ezer, and Disan.
39 The children of Lotan: Hori, and Homan: and Thimna was Lotans sister.
40 The children of Sobal: Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Sephi, and Onam. The sonnes of Zibeon: Aia, and Ana.
41 And the sonnes of Ana: Dison. The sonnes of Dison: Hamran, Esban, Iethran, and Cheran.
42 The sonnes of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaeuan, and Iakan. The sonnes of Dison: Uz, and Aram .
43 These are the kinges that raigned in the land of Edom , before any king raigned ouer the children of Israel : Bela, the sonne of Beor, and the name of his citie was Dinhaba.
44 And Bela dyed, and Iobab the sonne of Zerah of Bozra raigned in his steade.
45 And when Iobab also was dead, Husam of the lande of ye Themanites raigned in his steade.
46 And when Husam was dead, Hadad the sonne of Bedad, which smote Midian in the fielde of Moab , raigned in his steade: and the name of his citie was Auith.
47 So Hadad dyed, and Samla of Masreka raigned in his steade.
48 And Samla dyed, and Saul of Rehoboth by the ryuer syde, raigned in his steade.
49 And when Saul was dead, Baalhanan the sonne of Achbor raigned in his steade.
50 And Baalhanan dyed, & Hadad raigned in his steade: and the name of his citie was Phai, and his wyues name was Mehetabel the daughter of Matred the daughter of Mesahab.
51 Hadad dyed also. And there were dukes in Edom: Duke Thimna, Duke Aliah, Duke Ietheth,
52 Duke Aholibama, Duke Ela, Duke Pinon,
53 Duke Kenaz, Duke Theman, Duke Mibzar,
54 Duke Magdiel, Duke Iram. These are the Dukes of Edom.

CHAPTER 2


1 These are the sonnes of Israel : Ruben, Simeon, Leui, Iuda, Isachar, and Zabulon.
2 Dan, Ioseph, Beniamin, Nephthali, Gad, and Aser.
3 The sonnes of Iuda: Er, Onan, and Sela: These three were borne vnto him of Bath Sua ye Chanaanitesse. And Er the eldest sonne of Iuda was euil in the sight of the Lorde, and he slue him.
4 And Thamar his daughter in lawe bare him Pharez, and Zara: and so all the sonnes of Iuda were fiue.
5 The sonnes of Pharez: Hezron, and Hamul.
6 The sonnes of Zara: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Chalchol, and Dara: which were fiue in all.
7 And the sonnes of Charmi, Achan, that troubled Israel , transgressing in the thing that was dampned.
8 The sonnes of Ethan: Azaria.
9 The sonnes also of Hezron that were borne vnto him: Ierameel, Ram, and Chelubai.
10 And Ram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naasson a lorde of the children of Iuda.
11 And Naasson begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz.
12 Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Isai.
13 And Isai begat his eldest sonne Eliab, and Aminadab the second, and Simaa the third,
14 Nathanael the fourth, and Radai the fifth,
15 Ozem the sixt, and Dauid the seuenth:
16 Whose sisters were Zeruia and Abigail. The sonnes of Zeruia: Abisai, Ioab, and Azael, three.
17 And Abigail bare Amaza, the father of which Amaza, was Iether an Ismaelite.
18 And Caleb the sonne of Hezron begat Asuba, of his wyfe Asuba, and Ierioth, whose sonnes are these: Iaser, Sobab, and Ardon.
19 And when Asuba was dead, Caleb toke Euphrata, which bare him Hur.
20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
21 Afterward came Hezron to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead , and toke her when he was threescore yeres olde: and she bare him Segub.
22 And Segub begat Iair, which had three and twentie cities in the lande of Gilead .
23 And he ouercame Gessur and Aram the townes of Iair, from them [which dwelt in them] and Kenath and the townes therof, euen threescore townes: All these were the sonnes of Machir the father of Gilead .
24 And after that Hezron was dead at Caleb in Euphrata, Abia Esroms wyfe bare him Ashur the father of Thekoa.
25 And the sonnes of Ierahmeel the eldest sonne of Hezron, were: Ran the eldest, Buna, Oren, Ozem, and Ahia.
26 And Ierahmeel had yet another wyfe named Atara, which was the mother of Onam.
27 And the sonnes of Ram the eldest sonne of Ierahmeel, were: Maaz, Iamin, and Ekar.
28 The sonnes of Onam were: Sammai, and Iada. The sonnes of Sammai: Nadab, and Abisur.
29 And the wyfe of Abisur was called Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.
30 The sonnes of Nadab: Seled, and Appaim. And Seled dyed without children.
31 The sonne of Appaim, Iesi: And the sonne of Iesi, Sesan: And the sonne of Sesan, Ahlai.
32 And the sonnes of Iada the brother of Samai, Iether & Ionathan: And Iether dyed without children.
33 The sonnes of Ionatham: Peleth, & Zaza. These were the sonnes of Ierahmeel.
34 Sesan had no sonnes, but daughters: And Sesan had a seruaunt that was an Egyptian, named Iarha:
35 To whom he gaue his daughter to wyfe, and she bare him Athai.
36 And Athai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad.
37 And Zabad begat Aphlal, and Aphlal begat Obed.
38 Obed begat Iehu, and Iehu begat Azaria.
39 Azaria begat Helez, and Helez begat Elasa.
40 Elasa begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Sallum.
41 Sallum begat Iecamia, Iecamia begat Elisamah.
42 The sonnes of Caleb the brother of Ierahmeel: Mesa his eldest sonne, which was the father of Ziph: and the sonnes of Maresa the father of Hebron .
43 The sonnes of Hebron : Corah, and Thapuah, Rekem, and Sama.
44 Sama begat Raham the father of Ierkoam, and Rekem begat Sammai.
45 The sonne of Sammai was Maon: And Maon was the father of Bethzur.
46 And Epha a concubine of Calebs, bare Haran , and Mosa, and Gazez: Haran begat Gazez.
47 The sonnes of Iahdai, were: Regem, Iotham, Gesan, Phelet, Epha, & Saaph.
48 And Maacha was Calebs concubine, of whom he begat Seber and Thirhana:
49 And she bare also Saaph the father of Madmanna, and Seua the father of Machbena, and the father of Gibea: And Achsa was Calebs daughter.
50 These were the sonnes of Caleb the sonne of Hur the eldest sonne of Ephrata: Sabal the father of Kiriath Iarim,
51 Salma the father of Bethlehem , and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.
52 And Sobal the father of Kiriath Iarim had sonnes, and he sawe the halfe of the countrey of the mansions.
53 The kinredes of Kiriath Iarim are these: The Iethrites, the Puthites, the Sumathites, & the Misrahethites: And of them came the Zarathites, and the Esthaulites.
54 The sonnes of Salma: Bethlehem , and Netophathi, the glory of the house of Ioab, and halfe the countrey of the Manahethites, the Zaraites.
55 The kinredes of the wryters dwelt at Iabes, the Thirathites, the Simeathites, the Suchathites, which are the Kenites that came of Hemath the father of the house of Rechab.

CHAPTER 3


1 These were the sonnes of Dauid whiche were borne vnto him in Hebron: ye eldest, Ammon of Ahinoam the Iesraelitesse: the seconde, Daniel of Abigail the Carmelitesse:
2 The thirde Absalom the sonne of Maacha, the daughter of Thalmai king of Gesur: the fourth, Adonia the sonne of Haggith:
3 The fyft, Sephatia of Abital: the sixt, Iethream, by Egla his wyfe.
4 These sixe were borne vnto him in Hebron , and there he raigned seuen yeres and sixe monethes: and in Hierusalem he raigned thirtie and three yeres.
5 And these were borne vnto him in Hierusalem: Sima, Sobab, Nathan, and Solomo, foure, of Bathsua the daughter of Ammiel,
6 Ibhar also and Elisama, Eliphelet,
7 Noga, Nepheg, and Iephia,
8 Elisama, Eliada, and Eliphelet: nine [in number.]
9 These are all the sonnes of Dauid, beside the sonnes of the concubines: and Thamar was their sister.
10 Solomons sonne was Rehoboam, whose sonne was Abia, and Asa was his sonne, and Iehosaphat his sonne,
11 Whose sonne was Ioram, & his sonne was Ahazia, and Ioas was his sonne,
12 Amazia his sonne, Azariah his sonne, and Iotham his sonne,
13 Ahaz was his sonne, Hezekia his sonne, and Manasse his sonne,
14 And Amon was his sonne, and Iosia was his sonne.
15 And the sonnes of Iosia, were: the eldest sonne Iohanan, the second Iehoakim, the thirde Zedekia, and the fourth Sallum.
16 The sonnes of Iehoakim, were: Ieconiah his sonne, and Zedekiah his sonne.
17 The sonne of Ieconiah: Assir, and Salathiel his sonne.
18 Malchiram also and Pedaia, Senazar, Iecamia, Hosama, and Nedabia.
19 The sonnes of Pedaia, were: Zorobabel, and Semei: The sonnes of Zorobabel, Mesullam, Hanania, and Selomith their sister:
20 And Hasubah, Ohel, Berechia, Hasadia, and Iusabhesed, fiue [in number.]
21 The sonnes of Hanania: Pelatia, and Iesaia: whose sonne was Rephaia, and his sonne Arnan, & his sonne was Obadia, and his sonne Sechania.
22 The sonne of Sechania was, Semaia: and the sonnes of Semaia, were: Hattus, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Saphat, sixe.
23 And the sonnes of Neariah, were: Elioenai, Hizciiah, and Azricam, three.
24 And the sonnes of Elioenai, were: Hodauiahu, Eliasib, Pelaiah, Accub, Iohanam, Dalaia, and Anani, seuen.

CHAPTER 4


1 The sonnes of Iuda: Pharez, Hesron, Charmi, Hur, & Sobal.
2 And Reaia the sonne of Sobal begat Iahath, and Iahath begat Ahumai and Lahad: and these are the kinredes of the Zorathites.
3 And these were of the father of Etam: Iezrahel, Isma, and Idbas: and the name of their sister was Hazlelphuni.
4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Eser the father of Husa: And these are the sonnes of Hur the eldest sonne of Ephratha the father of Bethlehem .
5 And Ashur the father of Thekoa had two wyues: Helah, and Naarah.
6 And Naarah bare him Ahusam, Hepher, Themeni, and Ahasthari: These were the sonnes of Naarah.
7 And the sonnes of Helah, were: Zereth, Iezoar, and Ethuan.
8 And Coz begat Anob, and Zobeba, and the kinred of Aharhel the sonne of Harum.
9 And Iabes was more honorable then his brethren: And his mother called his name Iabes, saying: because I bare him with sorowe.
10 And Iabes called on the God of Israel, saying: If thou wilt blesse me in deede, and enlarge my coastes, and shalt let thyne hande be with me, and wilt kepe me from euyll that it hurt me not. And God graunted him his desire.
11 Chelub the brother of Suah begat Mehir, which was the father of Esthon.
12 And Esthon begat Beth rapha and Paseha, & Thehinna the father of the citie of Nahas: these are the men of Recha.
13 The sonnes of Kenas: Othniel, and Saraia: And the sonne of Othniel was, Hathath.
14 And Meonathi begat Ophrah: And Seraia begat Ioab the father of the valley of craftes men, [so called] because they were craftes men.
15 And the sonnes of Caleb the sonne of Iephune were, Iru, Ela, and Naam: And the the sonne of Ela was Kenas.
16 And the sonnes of Iehaleleel, were: Ziph, and Ziphah, Thiria, and Asarel.
17 And the sonnes of Ezra: were, Iether, Mered, Epher, and Ialon: and he begat Miriam, and Sammai, and Iisbah the father of Esthemoa.
18 And his wife Iehudia bare Iered the the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Iecuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sonnes of Bithiah the daughter of Pharao, which Mered toke.
19 The sonnes of the wife of Hodia the sister of Naham ye father of Keilah, were: Garmi, & Esthemoia the Maachathite.
20 The sonnes of Simon, were: Ammon, and Rimna, Ben hanan, and Thilon: And the sonnes of Iissi, were: Zoheth, and Ben zoheth.
21 The sonnes of Selah the sonne of Iuda, were: Er the father of Lecha, and Laada the father of Maresa, and the kinredes of the housholdes of them that wrought linnen in the house of Asbea.
22 And Iokim and the men of Chozebah, and Ioas, and Saraph whiche had the dominion in Moab , and Iasubi Lehem: these also are wordes of olde.
23 These were potters, and dwelt there among trees and hedges, nye vnto the king, because of his worke.
24 The sonnes of Simeon were: Nemuel, Iamin, Iarib, Zerah, and Saul:
25 Whose sonne was Sallum, and the sonne of him was Mibsam, & his sonne was Misma,
26 And the sonne of Misma was Hamuel, and his sonne was Zachur, & the sonne of him was Semehi.
27 Semehi had sixteene sonnes and sixe daughters: But his brethren had not many children, neither was all the kinred of them like to the children of Iuda in multitude.
28 And they dwelt at Beerseba, Molada, and at Hazar Sual,
29 At Bilha, at Ezem, and at Tholad,
30 At Bathuel, at Horma, & at Ziklag,
31 At Bethmarcaboth, Hazer, Susim, at Bethbirei, & at Saaraim: These were their cities vnto the raigne of Dauid.
32 And their villages were: Etan, and Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, & Asan, fiue townes.
33 And all their villages that were round about the same cities, vnto Baal. This is the habitation of them, and their genealogie:
34 Mosobab, and Iamlech, and Iosa the sonne of Amasia,
35 And Ioel, and Iehu the sonne of Iosibi, the sonne of Saraia, the sonne of Asiel,
36 And Elioenai, and Iaakoba, Isohaia, and Asaiah, Adiel, Ismiel, and Benaia,
37 And Ziza the sonne of Siphi, the sonne of Allon, the sonne of Iedaia, the sonne of Zimri, the sonne of Semaia.
38 These are famous captaynes in their kinredes, setting vp greatly the house of their fathers.
39 And they went to the entring in of Gedor, euen vnto the eastsyde of the valley, to seke pasture for their sheepe:
40 And they founde fat pasture and good, and a wide lande, quiete and fruitefull: for they of Ham had dwelt there before.
41 And these now afore written by name, came in the dayes of Hezekia king of Iuda, and smote the tentes of them, and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them vtterly vnto this day, and dwelt in their roomes: because ther was pasture there for their sheepe.
42 And some of the children of Simeon went to mount Seir, euen fiue hundred men, hauing for their captaynes, Phelathia, Nearia, Raphaia, and Uzziel, the sonnes of Isi:
43 And smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and they dwelt there vnto this day.

CHAPTER 5


1 The sonnes of Ruben, the eldest sonne of Israel (forasmuch as he was the eldest, & had defiled his fathers bedde, his birthright was geuen vnto the sonnes of Ioseph the sonne of Israel : Howbeit the genealogie is not reckened after this birthright.
2 For Iuda preuayled aboue his brethren, & of his tribe came the chiefe, and the birthright was geuen to Ioseph.)
3 The sonnes then of Ruben the eldest sonne of Israel , were: Henoch, Phalu, Hezron, and Charmi.
4 The sonnes of Ioel: Samaiah his sonne, Gog his sonne, and Semhi his sonne,
5 Micah his sonne, Reaia his sonne, and Baal his sonne.
6 Beera his sonne, whom Thiglath Pilneser king of Assyria caried away: for he was a great lorde among the Rubenites.
7 And when his brethren in their kinredes reckened the genealogie of their generations, Ieiel and Zachariah were the chiefe,
8 And Baal the sonne of Azan, the sonne of Sema, the sonne of Ioel, dwelt in Aroer, & so foorth vnto Nebo, and Baalmeon.
9 And eastwarde he inhabited vnto the entring in of the wildernesse, from the riuer Euphrates: for they had much cattel in the land of Gilead .
10 And in the dayes of Saul, they warred with the Agarites, whiche were ouerthrowen by their hand: and they dwelt in their tentes throughout all the east [land] of Gilgal.
11 And the children of Gad dwelt ouer against them in the land of Basan , euen vnto Salcha:
12 And in Basan Iohel was the chiefest, and Sapham the next: then Ianai, and Saphat.
13 And their brethren of the housholde of their fathers, were Michael, Mesullam, Seba, Iorai, Iahcan, Zia, Eber, seuen.
14 These are the children of Abihail the sonne of Huri, the sonne of Iaroah, the sonne of Gilead , the sonne of Michael, the sonne of Iesisai, the sonne of Iahdo, the sonne of Buz:
15 Ahi the sonne of Abdiel, the sonne of Guni was a captayne of the housholde of their fathers.
16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Basan and in her townes, and in all the suburbes of Saron and in their borders.
17 And these were reckened by kinredes in the dayes of Iotham king of Iuda, and in the dayes of Ieroboam king of Israel .
18 The sonnes of Ruben, and of Gad, and of halfe the tribe of Manasse, were fighting men, and hable to beare shielde and sworde, and to shoote with bowe, exercised in warre, euen foure and fourtie thousand, seuen hundred and threescore, that went out to the warre.
19 And they fought with the Hagarites, with Ietur, Nephis, and Nodab.
20 And they were helped [of the Lorde] against them, and the Hagarites were deliuered into their hande, and so were all that were with them: For they cryed to God in the battayle, and he heard them, because they put their trust in him.
21 And they toke of their cattell & of their camels, fiftie thousande and two hundred, and fiftie thousande sheepe, and two thousande asses, and of the soules of men an hundred thousande.
22 And there fell many wounded, because the warre was of God: And they dwelt in their steades, vntill the time that they were caryed away.
23 And the children of the halfe tribe of Manasse dwelt in the lande, from Basan vnto Baal Hermon, and Semir, and vnto mount Hermon: [for] they were growen to a great multitude.
24 And these were the heades of the housholdes of their fathers: Epher, and Iesi, Eliel, and Azriel, Ieremia, and Hodauia, and Iahdiel, strong men and valiaunt, famous men, and heades of the housholdes of their fathers.
25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the lande whom God destroyed before them.
26 And the God of Israel stirred vp the spirite of Phul king of Assyria, & the spirite of Thiglath Pilneser king of Assyria, and caried them away: euen the Rubenites, the Gadites, and the halfe tribe of Manasse, and brought them vnto Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the riuer Gosan, vnto this day.

CHAPTER 6


1 The sonnes of Leui: Gersom, Caath, and Merari.
2 The sonnes of Caath: Amram, Izahar, Hebron , & Uzziel.
3 The childre of Amram: Aaron, Moyses, & Miriam. The sonnes also of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
4 Eleazar begat Phinehes, Phinehes begat Abisua.
5 Abisua begat Boki, Boki begat Uzzi,
6 Uzzi begat Zarahia, Zarahia begat Meraioth,
7 Meraioth begat Amaria, and Amaria begat Ahitob,
8 Ahitob begat Zadoc, and Zadoc begat Ahimaaz,
9 Ahimaaz begat Azaria: and Azaria begat Iohonan,
10 Iohonan begat Azaria, whiche ministred in the temple that Solomon buylt in Hierusalem.
11 Azaria begat Amaria, Amaria begat Ahitob,
12 Ahitob begat Zadoc, and Zadoc begat Sallum,
13 Sallum begat Helkia, and Helkia begat Azaria.
14 Azaria begat Saraia, and Saraia begat Iehozedech,
15 And Iehozedech departed when the Lorde caryed away Iuda and Hierusalem by the hand of Nabuchodonoser.
16 The sonnes of Leui: Gersom, Caath, and Merari.
17 And these be the names of the sonnes of Gersom: Libni, and Simhi.
18 And the sonnes of Caath were: Amram, Izahar, Hebron , and Uzziel.
19 The sonnes of Merari: Mahali, and Musi: and these are the kinredes of Leui concerning their fathers.
20 The sonne of Gersom was Libni, whose sonne was Iahath, & his sonne Zemma.
21 And his sonne Ioah, and his sonne Iddo, and his sonne Zerah, and his sonne Ieathrai.
22 The sonnes of Caath: Aminadab, and his sonne Korah, and his sonne Assir,
23 And his sonne Elcana, and his sonne Ebiasaph, and his sonne Assir,
24 And Thahath was his sonne, and Uriel his sonne, and Uzzia his sonne, and Saul was his sonne.
25 The sonnes of Elcana: Amasai and Ahimoth.
26 And Elcana: The sonnes of Elcana, Zophai, whose sonne was Nahath,
27 And his sonne Eliab, and Ieroham his sonne, and Elcana his sonne,
28 And the sonnes of Samuel: the eldest Uasui, and Abia.
29 The sonnes of Merari: Mahali, & his sonne Libni, and his sonne Sunhi, and his sonne Uzza,
30 And his sonne Simha, and his sonne Haggia, and his sonne Asaia.
31 And these be they whom Dauid set for to sing in the house of the Lorde, after that the arke had rest.
32 And they ministred before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, vntill Solomon had buylt the house of the Lorde in Hierusalem: and then they wayted on their offices, according to the order of them.
33 These are they that wayted with their children, of the sonnes of Caath, Heman a singer, whiche was the sonne of Ioel, the sonne of Samuel,
34 The sonne of Elcana, the sonne of Ieroham, the sonne of Eliel, the sonne of Thoah,
35 The sonne of Zuph, the sonne of Elcana, the sonne of Mahath, ye sonne of Amasai,
36 The sonne of Elcana, the sonne of Ioel, the sonne of Azaria, the sonne of Zephania.
37 The sonne of Thahath, the sonne of Assyr, the sonne of Ebiasaph, the sonne of Korah,
38 The sonne of Izahar, the sonne of Caath, the sonne of Leui, the sonne of Israel:
39 And his brother Asaph stoode on his right hande, and Asaph was the sonne of Barachia, the sonne of Simha,
40 The sonne of Michael, the sonne of Baasa, the sonne of Melchia,
41 The sonne of Athan, the sonne of Zarah, the sonne of Adaia,
42 The sonne of Ethan, the sonne of Zimma, the sonne of Simhi,
43 The sonne of Iahath, the sonne of Gecsom, the sonne of Leui.
44 And their brethren the sonnes of Merari stoode on the left hand, euen Ethan the sonne of Kisi, the sonne of Abdi, the sonne of Maluch,
45 The sonne of Hazabia, the sonne of Amazia, the sonne of Helkia,
46 The sonne of Amzi, the sonne of Bani, the sonne of Samer,
47 The sonne of Mahli, the sonne of Musi, the sonne of Merari, the sonne of Leui.
48 Their brethren also the Leuites were appoynted vnto all maner of seruice of the tabernacle of the house of God.
49 But Aaron and his sonnes burnt incense vpon the aulter of burnt offering, and on the aulter of incense [and were appoynted] for all that was to do in the place most holy, and to make an attonement for them of Israel, according to all that Moyses the seruaunt of God had commaunded.
50 These are the sonnes of Aaron: Eleazar his sonne, whose sonne was Phinehes, and his sonne Abisua,
51 And his sonne Bocci, whose sonne was Uzzi, and his sonne Zerahiah,
52 And the sonne of him Maraioth, and his sonne Amaria, and the sonne of him Ahitob,
53 And Zadoc his sonne, and Ahimaaz his sonne.
54 And these are the dwelling places of them througout their townes & coastes, euen of the sonnes of Aaron throughout the kinredes of the Caathites: for so the lot fell for them.
55 And they gaue them Hebron in the land of Iuda , and the suburbes thereof rounde about it.
56 But the fieldes of the citie and the villages pertayning thereto, they gaue to Caleb the sonne of Iephune.
57 And to the sonnes of Aaron they gaue the cities of refuge, euen Hebron and Libna with their suburbes, Iathir and Esthemoa with their suburbes:
58 And Hilen with her suburbes, and Dabir with her suburbes,
59 Asan and her suburbes, Bethsemes and her suburbes.
60 And out of the tribe of Beniamin, Geba and her suburbes, Alemeth and her suburbes, Anathoth and her suburbes: all their cities throughout their kinredes were thirteene.
61 And vnto the sonnes of Caath the remnaunt of the kynrede of the tribe, were cities geuen out of the halfe tribe of Manasse by lot, euen ten cities.
62 And the sonnes of Gersom throughout their kinredes, had out of the tribe of Isachar, out of the tribe of Aser, & out of the tribe of Nephthali, and out of the tribe Manassem Basan, thirteene cities.
63 And vnto the sonnes of Merari were geuen by lot throughout their kinredes out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon, twelue cities.
64 And the children of Israel gaue the Leuites cities with their suburbes,
65 And that by lot, out of the tribe of the children of Iuda, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Beniamin, these cities, whiche they called by their names.
66 And they [that were] of the kinredes of the sonnes of Caath, had cities & their coastes out of the tribe of Ephraim.
67 And they gaue vnto them cities of refuge: Sichem in mount Ephraim and her suburbes, Gaser and her suburbes,
68 Iocmeam and her suburbes, Bethhoron and her suburbes,
69 Aialon and her suburbes, Geth Rimmon and her suburbes.
70 And out of the halfe tribe of Manasse, Auer and her suburbes, and Bileam and her suburbes, for the kinred of the remnaunt of the sonnes of Caath.
71 And vnto the sonnes of Gersom were geuen out of the kinred of the halfe tribe of Manasse: Golon in Basan and her suburbes, and Astharoth and her suburbes.
72 Out of the tribe of Isachar, Kedes, and her suburbes, Dabrath and her suburbes,
73 Ramoth also and her suburbes, Anem and her Suburbes.
74 And out of Aser, Masal and her suburbes, Abdon and her suburbes,
75 Hukock and her suburbes, Rehob and her suburbes.
76 Out of the tribe of Nephthali, Kedes in Galilea and her suburbes, Hammon and her suburbes, Kiriathaim and her suburbes.
77 And vnto the rest of the children of Merari were geuen out of the tribe of Zabulon, Rimmon and her suburbes, Thabor and her suburbes.
78 And on the other syde Iordane by Iericho, euen on the east syde of Iordane, [were geuen them] out of the tribe of Ruben, Bezer in the wildernesse with her suburbes, Iahzah with her suburbes,
79 Kedemoth also with her suburbes: Mephaath with her suburbes.
80 Out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth [in] Gilead with her Suburbes, Mahanaim with her suburbes,
81 Hesbon with her suburbes, and Iazer with her suburbes.

CHAPTER 7


1 The sonnes of Isachar: Thola, Phua, Iasub, Simron, foure.
2 And ye sonnes of Thola: Uzzi, Rephaia, Ieriel, Iamai, Iebsam, and Sehmuel, which were heades in the housholdes of their fathers. Of Thola [ther were] men of might in their generations, whose number [was] in the daies of Dauid two & twentie thousande and sixe hundred.
3 The sonnes of Uzzi: Izrahia. The sonnes of Izrahia, Michael, Obadia, Ioel, & Iesiah, fiue men, all captaynes.
4 And with them in their generations after the houshold of their fathers, were sixe and thirtie thousande souldiers and valiaunt men of warre: For they had many wyues and sonnes.
5 And their brethren among all the kinredes of Isachar were valiaunt men of warre, reckened in all by their genealogies fourescore and seuen thousande.
6 [The sonnes] of Beniamin: Bela, Becher, and Iediel, three.
7 The sonnes of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Ierimoth, & Iri, fiue heades of the houshold of their fathers, men of might, and were reckenened by their genealogies twentie and two thousand and thirtie and foure.
8 The sonnes of Becher: Zemira, Ioas, Eliezer, Elionai, Omri, Ieremoth, Abia, Anathoth, and Alamath: All these are the children of Becher.
9 And the number of them after their genealogie and generations, & captaynes of the housholdes of their fathers, men of might [were] twentie thousande and two hundred.
10 The sonnes of Iediel: Bilhan. The sonnes of Bilhan: Ieus, Beniamin, Ehud, and Chanaana, Zethan, Tharsis, and Ahisahar.
11 All these are the sonnes of Iediel, auncient heades and men of warre, seuenteene thousande and two hundred, that went out harnessed to battayle.
12 And Suppim and Huppim were the children of Ir: and the Husites were the children of Aher.
13 The sonnes of Nephthali: Iahziel, Guni, Iezer, and Sallum, the children of Bilha.
14 The sonnes of Manasse: Azriel, whom his wife bare vnto him: But Aramiah his concubine bare Machir the father of Gilead .
15 And Machir toke wyues for Huppim, and Suppim: And the name of his sister was Maacha, and the name of an other sonne was Zelophahad: and Zelophahad had daughters.
16 And Maacha the wyfe of Machir bare a sonne, and called his name Pherez: and the name of his brother was Zeres, and his sonnes were Ulam, and Recem.
17 The sonnes of Ulam: Bedam. These are the sonnes of Gilead , the sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasse:
18 And his sister Molecath bare Ieshud, Abieser, and Mahelah.
19 And the sonnes of Semida, were: Ahia, Sechem, Lichi, and Aniham.
20 The sonnes of Ephraim: Suthalah, whose sonne was Bered, and Thahah his sonne, and his sonne Eladah, and Thahah his sonne,
21 And Sabad his sonne, and Suthelah his sonne, and Eser, and Elead: And the men of Gath that were borne in that lande, slue them, because they were come downe to take away their cattell.
22 And Ephraim their father mourned many a day, and his brethren came to comfort hym.
23 And when he went in to his wyfe, she conceaued and bare him a sonne, and he called the name of it Beria, because it went euyll with his housholde,
24 And his daughter was Seera, which buylt Bethhoron the neather and also the vpper, and Uzan Seera,
25 And Raphah was his sonne: whose sonne was Reseph, and Thelah, whose sonne was Thaham,
26 And his sonne Ladan, and his sonne Amihud, and his sonne Elisama,
27 And his sonne Nun, and his sonne Iosuah.
28 Their possessions and habitations was in Bethel, and the townes that longed thereto, & vnto the east of Naeram, and on the west syde of Gazer with the townes thereof, Sichem and the townes thereof, Adaia and the townes therof,
29 And a long by the borders of the children of Manasse, Bethsean and her townes, Thaanach and her townes, Megiddo and her townes, and Dor and her townes: In those dwelt the children of Ioseph the sonne of Israel.
30 The sonnes of Aser: Iunna, Iesua, Isui, and Beria, and Serah their sister.
31 The sonnes of Beria, Heber, and Melchiel, which is the father of Birsaith.
32 And Heber begat Iaphlet, Somer, Hotham, and Sua was their sister.
33 The sonnes of Iaphlet: Pasah, Bimhal, & Asuah: These are the children of Iaphlet.
34 The sonnes of Semer: Ahi, Rohga, Iehubba, and Aram .
35 And the sonnes of his brother Helem: Zophah, Iimna, Seles, and Amal.
36 The sonnes of Zophah: Suah, Harnepher, Sual, Beri, and Iimrah,
37 Bezer, Hod, Samma, Silsa, Iethran, and Beera.
38 The sonnes of Iether: Iephune, Pispa, and Ara.
39 The sonnes of Olla: Areh, Haniel, and Rezia.
40 Al these were the children of Aser, and heades of their fathers house, noble men, and mightie head captaynes: The number throughout the genealogie of them that were apt to the warre and battel, was twentie and sixe thousande men.

CHAPTER 8


1 Beniamin begat Bela his eldest sonne, Asbel the second, and Aharah the thirde,
2 Nohah the fourth, & Raphah the fyfth.
3 And the sonnes of Bela, were: Adar, Gera , Abihud,
4 Abisna, Naaman, and Ahoha,
5 Gera , Sephuphan, and Huram.
6 And these are the sonnes of Ehud, and these are auncient heades among the inhabiters of Geba, and they caryed them to Manahath:
7 Naaman, Ahia, and Gera , which Gera caryed them away, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
8 And he begat Saharaim in the fielde of Moab , after he had sent them away, Husim also, & Baarah were his wyues.
9 And he begat of Hodes his wyfe, Iobab, and Zibia, Mesa , and Malcham,
10 Ieuz, and Sachia, and Mirma: These were his sonnes [and] auncient fathers.
11 And of Husim he begat Ahitob, and Elpaal.
12 The sonnes of Elpaal, were: Eber, Misaham, and Samed, which buylt Ono, Lod, and the townes therof.
13 Beria and Sema were auncient fathers among the inhabiters of Aialon, and they draue away the inhabiters of Geth,
14 And Aio, Sasar, and Ierimoth,
15 Zebadia, Arad , and Ader,
16 Michael, and Iispa, and Ioha, the sonnes of Beria.
17 Zebadia, Mesullam, Hezeki, & Heber,
18 Ismerai also and Iessiah, and Iobab the sonnes of Elpaal.
19 Iakim, and Zicri, and Sabdi,
20 Elienai, Zilthai, and Eliel,
21 Adaia, and Beraia, and Zimreth the sonnes of Simhi.
22 Iispan, Eber, and Eliel,
23 Abdon, and Zicri, and Hanan,
24 Hanania, Elam , and Anathothia,
25 Iephdeia, and Phenuel, the sonnes of Sadac.
26 And Samserai, Seharia, and Athaliah,
27 Iaresiah, Elia, and Zichri, the sonnes of Ieroham.
28 These were auncient fathers and captaynes in their kinredes, & these dwelt in Hierusalem.
29 And at Gibeon dwelt Abi Gibeon, whose wyfe was called Maacah.
30 And his eldest sonne was Abdon, then Zur, Cis, Baal, and Nadab,
31 Gedor, Ahio, and Zacher.
32 And Mikloth begat Simea: And these also dwelt with their brethren in Hierusalem ouer against them.
33 Ner begat Cis, and Cis begat Saul, and Saul begat Iehonathan, Malchisua, Abinadab, and Esbaal.
34 And the sonne of Iehonathan was Meribbaal, & Meribbaal begat Micah.
35 And the sonnes of Micah were Piton, Melech, Tharea, and Ahaz.
36 And Ahaz begat Iehoiada: And Iehoiada begat Alemeth, Asmaneth, and Zimri: Zimri begat Moza.
37 Moza begat Binea, whose sonne was Rapha, and his sonne was Elasa, and his sonne Azel.
38 And Azel had sixe sonnes, whose names are these: Esricam, Bochri, Ismael, Searia, Obadia, and Hanan: Al these were the sonnes of Azel.
39 And the sonnes of Esek his brother, were: Ulam his eldest, Iehus the second, and Eliphelet the thirde.
40 And the sonnes of Ulam were mightie men, & strong archers, and had many sonnes, and sonnes sonnes, an hundred & fyftie. All these are of the sonnes of Beniam.

CHAPTER 9


1 And so all Israel numbred by kinredes, beholde they are written in the booke of the kinges of Israel and of Iuda, and were caryed away to Babylon for their transgression:
2 Euen the olde inhabiters that dwelt in their owne possessions and cities, the Israelites, the priestes, Leuites, and Nathenei.
3 And in Hierusalem dwelt of the children of Iuda, of the children of Beniamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasse:
4 Uthai the sonne of Amihud, the sonne of Omri, the sonne of Imri, the sonne of Beni , of the children of Pharez the sonne of Iuda.
5 And of Siloni: Asaia the eldest, and his sonnes.
6 And of the sonnes of Zerah: Iehuel, & their brethren sixe hundred & ninetie.
7 And of the sonnes of Beniamin: Salu the sonne of Mesullam, the sonne of Hodauia, the sonne of Senua.
8 And Iibneia the sonne of Ieroham: And Ela the sonne of Uzi the sonne of Michri: And Mesullam the sonne of Sephatia the sonne of Rehuel the sonne of Iibnia.
9 And their brethren according to their kinredes, nine hundred fyftie and sixe: All these were principall men and auncient in the housholdes of their fathers.
10 And of the priestes: Iedaia, Iehoiarib, and Iachin,
11 Azaria the sonne of Helkia, the sonne of Mesullam, the sonne of Zadoc, the sonne of Maraioth, the sonne of Ahitob the chiefest in the house of God.
12 And Adaiah the sonne of Ieroham, the sonne of Phashur, the sonne of Melchia: and Maasi the sonne of Adiel, the sonne of Iehezrah, the sonne of Mesullam, the sonne of Mesillamith, the sonne of Immer.
13 And their brethren which were heads of the auncient housholdes of their fathers, a thousand seuen hundred and threescore, actiue men for the worke of the seruice of the house of God.
14 And of the Leuites: Semeia the sonne of Hasub, ye sonne of Africam, the sonne of Hasabia of the sonnes of Merari.
15 And Bacbakar Heres, and Galal: And Mathania the sonne of Micah, the sonne of Zicri, the sonne of Asaph.
16 And Obadia the sonne of Semeia, the sonne of Galal, the sonne of Iduthun: And Berechia the sonne of Aza, the sonne of Elcana, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
17 The porters were, Sallum, Accub, Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brother: Sallum was the chiefe.
18 For they watched hitherto, euen vnto the kinges gate eastwarde by course, the children of Leui.
19 And Sallum the sonne of Core, the sonne of Abiasaph, the sonne of Corah, and his brethren the Corathites of the house of their father, had their busines and office to kepe the porches of the tabernacle: and their fathers being ouer the hoast of the Lorde, kept the entering.
20 And Phinehes the sonne of Eliazar was their foreguide, and the Lord was with him.
21 And Zacharia the sonne of Meselemia kept the watch before the doore of the tabernacle of the congregation.
22 All these were chosen men to kepe the thressholdes, euen two hundred and twelue: and throughout all the genealogie wer they numbred in their villages: And them did Dauid and Samuel the sear institute, because of their fidelitie.
23 So they and their children had the ouersight of the gates of the house of the Lorde, euen of the tabernacle, to kepe them.
24 In foure quarters did they kepe the watch: toward the east, west, north, and south.
25 And their brethren remayned in the countrey, and came after seuen dayes from tyme to tyme with them.
26 For the Leuites which had the ouersight of the vestries and treasures of the house of God, were vnder the custody of foure notable porters.
27 And they laye rounde about the house of God, because the keping thereof pertayned to them, and they had the charge to open it euery mornyng.
28 And certaine of them had the rule of the ministring vessels, & brought them in and out by tale.
29 Some of them were appoynted to ouersee the vessels, and al the ornaments of the sanctuarie, and the flowre, wine, oyle, frankencense, and sweete odours.
30 And certaine of the sonnes of the priestes made oyntmentes of the sweete odours.
31 And Mathathia one of the Leuites, (which was the eldest sonne of Sallum the Corathite) had the ouersight of the thinges that were made in the frying panne.
32 And other of their brethren the sonnes of Cahath had the ouersight of the shew bread, which they prepared euery Sabbath.
33 These are the singers, euen auncient fathers of the Leuites, which dwelt in seperate chambers and were free: for they had to doe in the temple both day and nyght.
34 These were auncient fathers of the Leuites in their generations, & dwelt at Hierusalem.
35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon , Iehiel: whose wyfe was called Maacha.
36 His eldest sonne was Abdon, then Zur, Cis, Baal, Ner, and Nadab,
37 Gedor, Ahio, Zacharia, and Mikloth.
38 And Mikloth begat Simeam: And they also dwelt with their brethren at Hierusalem, euen hard by them.
39 And Ner begat Cis, and Cis begat Saul, and Saul begat Iehonathan, Malchisua, Abinadab, and Esbaal.
40 And the sonne of Iehonathan, was Meribbaal: And Meribbaal begat Micah.
41 And the sonnes of Micah, were: Pithon, Melech, and Thahrea.
42 And Ahaz begat Iahra, Iahra begat Alameth, and Asmaueth, and Zimri: Zimri begat Moza,
43 Moza begat Binea, whose sonne was Rephaia, and his sonne was Elasa, and his sonne Azel.
44 And Azel had sixe sonnes, whose names are these: Azricam, Bochru, Ismael, Searia, Obadia, and Hanan: These are the sonnes of Azel.

CHAPTER 10


1 And the Philistines fought against Israel , and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and were ouerthrowen & wounded in mount Gilboa .
2 And the Philistines folowed after Saul and his sonnes, and the Philistines smote Ionathan and Abinadab and Malchisua the sonnes of Saul.
3 And the battaile went sore against Saul, and the archers founde him, and he was wounded of shooters.
4 Then saide Saul to his harnesse bearer: Drawe thy sword, and thrust me through therwith, that these vncircumcised come not and do me shame. But his harnesse bearer would not, for he feared exceedingly: So Saul caught a sword, and fell vpon it.
5 And when his harnesse bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell on a sword also, and dyed.
6 And thus Saul and his three sonnes and al they of his house, dyed together.
7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley, sawe how they fled, and that Saul & his sonnes were dead, they forsoke their cities, and ran away: and the Philistines came, and dwelt in them.
8 And it fortuned, that on the morowe when the Philistines came to strip the dead bodies, they founde Saul and his sonnes ouerthrowen in mount Gilboa.
9 And when they had stript him, they toke his head and his harnesse, and sent them into the lande of the Philistines rounde about, to shewe them vnto their idols, and to the people.
10 And they put his harnesse in the house of their god, and set vp his head in the temple of Dagon .
11 And when all they of Iabes [in] Gilead hearde all that the Philistines had done to Saul:
12 They arose all the strongest of them, and fet away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sonnes, and brought them to Iabes, and buried the bones of them vnder an oke in Iabes, and fasted seuen dayes.
13 So Saul dyed for his trespasse that he trespassed against the Lorde, in that he kept not the word of the Lorde, and in that he sought and asked counsaile of a woman that wrought with a spirite:
14 And asked not of the Lorde, and therefore he slue him, and turned the kingdome vnto Dauid the sonne of Isai.

CHAPTER 11


1 Then all Israel gathered them selues to Dauid vnto Hebron , saying:
2 Beholde, we be thy bones, and thy fleshe: And moreouer in tyme past, euen when Saul was king, thou leddest Israel out & in: And the Lorde thy God sayde vnto thee, Thou shalt feede my people Israel , and thou shalt be captayne ouer my people Israel .
3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron , and Dauid made a couenaunt with them in Hebro before the Lorde: And they annoynted Dauid king ouer Israel according to the worde of the Lorde, by the hande of Samuel.
4 And Dauid and all Israel went to Hierusalem (which is Iebus, where as were the Iebusites, the inhabiters of the lande.)
5 And the inhabiters of Iebus sayde to Dauid: Thou commest not in here. Neuerthelesse, Dauid wan the castel of Sion: which is called the citie of Dauid.
6 And Dauid sayde: Whosoeuer smyteth the Iebusites first, shalbe the principall captayne, and a lorde. So Ioab the sonne of Zaruia went first vp, and was made the chiefe captayne.
7 And Dauid dwelt in the castell [Sion] and therefore they called it the citie of Dauid.
8 And he built the citie on euery syde, euen from Millo round about: and Ioab repaired the rest of the citie.
9 And Dauid prospered & waxed great, & the Lorde of hoastes was with him.
10 These are the principall men of power whom Dauid had, and that claue to him in his kingdome with all Israel to make him king, according to the word of the Lorde ouer Israel .
11 And this is the number of the mightie men whom Dauid had: Iosobeam the sonne of Hachmoni the chiefe among thirtie: he lift vp his speare against three hundred, and wounded [them] at one tyme.
12 After him was Eleazar his vncles sonne an Ahothite, which was one of the three mightiest:
13 He was with Dauid at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battaile: And there was there a parcell of grounde full of barly, and the people fled before the Philistines.
14 And they stept foorth into the middest of the fielde, and saued it, and slue the Philistines, and the Lorde gaue a great victorie.
15 And the three of the thirtie chiefe captaynes went to a rocke to Dauid, into the caue Adullam: And the hoast of the Philistines abode in the valley of Rephaim .
16 And when Dauid was in the holde, the Philistines watch was at Bethlehem that same tyme.
17 And Dauid longed, and sayde: Oh that one woulde geue me drinke of the water of the well that is at the gate at Bethlehem .
18 And the three brake through the hoast of the Philistines, and drewe water out of the wel that was by ye gate at Bethlehem, and toke it and brought it to Dauid: Neuerthelesse, Dauid woulde not drinke of it, but rather offered it to the Lorde,
19 And sayd: my God forbyd it me that I shoulde do this thing: Shall I drinke the blood of these men, that haue put their liues in ieoperdie? for with the ieoperdie of their liues they brought it: therefore he would not drinke it. And this did these three mightiest.
20 And Abisai the brother of Ioab, he also was captayne among three: For he lyft vp his speare against three hundred, and wounded them, and had a name among the three:
21 Yea among three, he was more honorable then the two, for he was their captayne: Howbeit, he attayned not to the [first] three.
22 Banaia ye sonne of Iehoiada, the sonne of a very strong man, which had done many actes, of Cabzeel: he slue two strong [lions] of Moab , & went downe and slue a lion in a pit in time of snowe.
23 And he slue an Egyptian, whose stature was euen fiue cubites long, and in the Egyptians hand was a speare lyke a weauers beame: And the other went downe to him with a waster, & plucked the speare out of the Egyptians hand, and slue him with his owne speare.
24 Such thinges did Banaia the sonne of Iehoiada, and had the name among the three mightiest,
25 And was honorable among thirtie: but attayned not vnto the [first] three: And Dauid made him of his counsaile.
26 The other men of armes were these: Asahel the brother of Ioab, Elhanan his vncles sonne, of Bethlehem:
27 Samoth the Harodite, Helez the Pelonite,
28 Ira the sonne of Ickes the Thekoite, Abieser the Anatothite,
29 Sibbecai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
30 Maharai the Nepthophathite, Heled the sonne of Baana the Nethophathite,
31 Ithai the sonne of Ribai of Gibea [that pertayued] to the children of Beniamin, Benaia the Phirathonite,
32 Hurai of the riuers of Gaas, Abiel the Arbathite,
33 Azmaueth the Baharumite, Elihaba the Salabonite.
34 The sonnes of Hassem the Gezonite: Ionathan the sonne of Sage an Hararite,
35 Ahiam the sonne of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the sonne of Ur .
36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahia the Pelonite,
37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naari the sonne of Ezbai,
38 Ioel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the sonne of Hagari,
39 Zelec the Ammonite, Naharai a Berothite the bearer of the harnesse of Ioab the sonne of Zaruia,
40 Ira the Iethrite, and Gareb a Iethrite,
41 Uria the Hethite, and Zahad the sonne of Ahlai,
42 Adina the sonne of Sisa a Rubenite a captaine of the Rubenites, and thirtie with him.
43 Hanan the sonne of Maacah, and Iosaphat a Mithanite,
44 Uzzia an Astherathite, Sama & Iehiel the sonnes of Hothan an Aroerite:
45 Iediel the sonne of Zimri, and Ioha his brother a Thosaite,
46 Eliel a Mahauite, Ieribai and Iosaia the sonnes of Elnaam, and Iithma a Moabite,
47 Eliel and Obed, and Iasiel a Mesobaite.

CHAPTER 12


1 These are they that came to Dauid to Ziklag while he yet kept himselfe close because of Saul the sonne of Cis: and they were very strong helpers in battaile.
2 They were weaponed with bowes, and could hurle stones with the right hand and with the left, and shoote arrowes out of a bowe, & were of Sauls brethren, euen of Beniamin.
3 The chiefest were Ahiezer, and Ioas the sonnes of Simaa a Gibeonite, and Ieziel and Pelet the sonnes of Asmaueth, Beracah and Iehu of Anathoth.
4 And Ismaia a Gibeonite, a mightie man among thirtie, and more then the thirtie: Ieremiah, Iehaziel, Iehonan, and Iosabad of Gedor.
5 Eleusai, Ierimoth, Bealia, Semaria, and Seaphatia, the Haraphites.
6 Elcana, Iesia, Azarael, Ioezer, Iosebeam, Coranites.
7 Ioela and Zebadiah the sonnes of Ieroam of Gedor.
8 And of the Gadites there seperated themselues some vnto Dauid into the houlde of the wildernesse, men of might and men apt for the warre, & that coulde handle shielde and speare, whose faces were lyke the faces of lions, and they were as swyft as the Roes in the mountaynes.
9 Ezer the first, Obdia the seconde, and Eliab the third,
10 Masmana the fourth, Ieremia the fifth,
11 Atthai the sixt, Eliel the seuenth,
12 Iohanan the eight, Elsabad the ninth,
13 Ieremia the tenth, and Machbanai the eleuenth,
14 These were of the sonnes of Gad, and were captaines ouer the men of warre: one of the least coulde resist an hundred, and the greatest a thousand.
15 These are they that went ouer Iordane in the first moneth when he had filled ouer all his banckes, and they put to flight all them of the valley both toward the east and west.
16 And there came of the children of Beniamin & Iuda to the houlde vnto Dauid.
17 And Dauid went out to meete them, and aunswered, and sayd vnto them: If ye be come peaceably vnto me, to helpe me, myne heart shalbe knit vnto you: but and if you come to betraye me to myne aduersaries, seeing there is no wickednes in myne handes, the God of our fathers loke thereon and rebuke it.
18 And the spirite came vpon Amasai, which was the chiefe among thirtie, & saide: Thyne are we Dauid, and on thy side thou sonne of Isai: Peace, peace be vnto thee, & peace be to thy helpers, for thy God is thyne helpe. Then Dauid receaued them, & made them heades of companies of the men of warre.
19 And there fell some of Manasse to Dauid, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battaile, but they helped them not: For the lordes of the Philistines toke aduisement, and sent him away againe, saying: he will fall to his maister Saul to the ieoperdie of our heades.
20 As he went to Ziklag, there fel to him of Manasse Adna, Iozadad, Iediel, Michael, Iozabad, Elihu, and Zilthai, heades of the thousandes that were of Manasse.
21 And they holpe Dauid against the rouers: For they were all mightie men of warre, and captaynes in the hoast.
22 For at that tyme there came one or other to Dauid day by day to helpe him, vntil it was a great hoast, like the hoast of God.
23 And this is the number of the chiefe captaynes that were prepared to battaile, and came to Dauid to Hebron , to turne the kingdome of Saul to him, according to the word of the Lorde.
24 The children of Iuda that bare shield and speare, were sixe thousand & eight hundred, redie prepared to the warre.
25 Of the children of Simeon, men of might to warre 7 M. & one hundred.
26 Of the children of Leui, foure thousand and sixe hundred.
27 And Iehoiada was the chiefe of them of Aaron, and with him three thousand and seuen hundred.
28 And Zadoc a young man, strong and valiaunt, and of his fathers housholde, twentie and two captaines.
29 And of the children of Beniamin the brothren of Saul, three thousand: And a great part of them did vnto that tyme folowe the house of Saul.
30 And of the children of Ephraim, twentie thousand and eight hundred, mightie men of warre, and famous men in the houshoulde of their fathers.
31 And of the halfe tribe of Manasse, eyghteene thousand, which were appointed by name to come and make Dauid king.
32 And of the children of Isachar, which were men that had vnderstanding of the tymes, to knowe what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred: & all their brethren were at their wyll.
33 And of Zabulon which went out to battaile, expert in warre and in all instrumentes of warre, fiftie thousand, which coulde set the battaile in arraye, they were not of double heart.
34 And of Nephthali a thousand captaines, and with them with shielde and speare thirtie and seuen thousand.
35 And of Dan expert in battayle, twentie & eyght thousand and sixe hundred.
36 And of Aser that went out to the warre and kept the forefront of the battaile fourtie thousand.
37 And of the othersyde of Iordane, of the Rubenites, and Gadites, and of the halfe tribe of Manasse, with all manner of instrumentes of warre, and hundred and twentie thousand.
38 All these were men of warre, keping the forefront of the battel [and] with perfecte heart came to Hebron to make Dauid king ouer all Israel : And all the rest of Israel was of one accorde to make Dauid king.
39 And there they were with Dauid three dayes eating & drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
40 Moreouer, they that were nye them, euen vnto Isachar, Zabulon, & Nephthali, brought bread on asses, cammels, mules, & oxen, & meate, flowre, figges, reasinges, wine, & oyle, oxen, and sheepe aboundantly: For there was ioy in Israel.

CHAPTER 13


1 And Dauid counsailed with the captaynes of thousandes and hundredes, and with al the Lordes,
2 And sayde vnto all the congregation of Israel: If it seeme you good, & to be of the Lord our God, we will send abrode vnto our brethren that are left in all the lande of Israel, and with them also to the priestes and Leuites which are in their suburbes, to gather them together vnto vs:
3 And we will bring againe the arke of our God to vs: for we regarded it not in the dayes of Saul.
4 And all the congregation was content that he should do so: for the thing seemed good in the eyes of all the people.
5 So Dauid gathered all Israel together from Sihor in Egypt , vnto the entering of Hemath, to bring the arke of the Lorde from Kiriathiarim.
6 And Dauid went vp and all Israel to an high place towarde Kiriathiarim, that was in Iuda, to set thence the arke of the Lorde God that dwelleth betweene the Cherubs, where his name is called on.
7 And they carryed the arke of God in a newe carte out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and his brother guided the carte.
8 And Dauid and all Israel played before the arke of God with all their might, with singing, and harpes, psalteries, and tymbrels, and cymbales, and trumpettes.
9 And when they came vnto the thresshing floore of Chidon, Uzza put foorth his hande to holde the arke, for the oxen stumbled.
10 And the Lorde was wroth with Uzza, and smote him, because he put his hand to the arke: and there he dyed before God.
11 And Dauid was out of quiet because the Lorde had rent a rent in Uzza, and he called the name of that place, the renting of Uzza, vnto this day.
12 And Dauid was afrayde of God that day, saying: how shall I bring the arke of God home to me?
13 And so Dauid brought not the arke home to him to the citie of Dauid: but carryed it into the house of Obed Edom a Gethite.
14 And the arke of God remayned with Obed Edom, euen in his house, three monethes: And the Lorde blessed the house of Obed Edom, & all that he had.

CHAPTER 14


1 So Hiram the king of Tyre sent messengers to Dauid, and timber of Cedar trees, with masons and carpeters, to builde him an house.
2 And Dauid perceaued that the Lorde had confirmed him king vpon Israel , & that his kingdome was lift vp on hie because of his people Israel :
3 And Dauid toke yet mo wyues at Hierusalem, and begat mo sonnes and daughters.
4 These are the names of his children, which were borne vnto him at Hierusalem: Samua, Sobab, Nathan, & Solomon,
5 Iibhar, Elisua, and Eliphalet,
6 Noga, Nepheg, and Iaphia,
7 Elisama, Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
8 And when the Philistines heard that Dauid was annoynted king vpon all Israel , all the Philistines went vp to seeke Dauid: And Dauid heard of it, & went out against them.
9 And the Philistines came in, and spread them selues through the valley of Rephaim .
10 And Dauid asked counsaile at God, saying: Shall I go against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliuer them into myne hand?
11 And the Lorde saide vnto him: go vp, for I wil deliuer them into thyne hand. And so they came vp to Baal Perazim, and Dauid smote them there, and Dauid saide: God hath deuided myne enemies with myne hand, as a man would deuide water, and therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim.
12 And when they had left their gods there, Dauid gaue a commaundement, and they were burnt with fire.
13 And the Philistines came together againe, and russhed into the valley.
14 And Dauid asked againe at God: And God said to him, Go not vp after them, but turne away from them that thou mayest come vpon them ouer against the peretrees.
15 And when thou hearest a sounde go in the toppes of the peretrees, then go out to battaile: for God is gone forth before thee, to smyte the hoast of the Philistines.
16 Dauid therfore did as God commaunded him, and they smote the hoast of the Philistines, from Gibeon to Gazer.
17 And the fame of Dauid went out into all landes, and the Lorde made all nations feare him.

CHAPTER 15


1 And Dauid made him houses in the citie of Dauid, and prepared a place for the arke of God, and pitched for it a tent.
2 Then Dauid saide: The arke of God ought not to be carryed but of the Leuites: For them hath the Lord chosen to beare the arke of the Lorde, and to minister vnto him for euer.
3 And Dauid gathered all Israel together to Hierusalem, to fetch the arke of the Lorde vnto his place which he had ordayned for it.
4 And Dauid brought together the children of Aaron and the Leuites.
5 Of the sonnes of Caath, was Uriel the chiefe, & of his brethren there were an hundred and twentie.
6 Of the children of Merari, Asaia the chiefe, and of his brethren two hundred and twentie.
7 Of the sonnes of Gersom, Ioel the chiefe, and of his brethren an hundred and thirtie.
8 Of the children of Elizaphan, Semaia the chiefe, & of his brethren two hundred.
9 Of the sonnes of Hebron , Eliel the chiefe, and of his brethren fourescore.
10 Of the sonnes of Uzziel, Aminadab the chiefe, and of his brethren an hundred and twelue.
11 And Dauid called Zadoc and Abiathar the priestes: and the Leuites, Uzziel, Asaia, Ioel, Semaia, Eliel, and Aminadab,
12 And saide vnto them: Ye that are the principall fathers of the Leuites, see that ye be holy with your brethren, that ye may bring in the arke of the Lorde God of Israel vnto the place that I haue prepared for it.
13 For, because ye were not there at the first, the Lorde our God made a rent among vs, for that we sought him not as the fassion ought to be.
14 So the priestes and the Leuites sanctified them selues, to fet the arke of the Lorde God of Israel .
15 And the children of the Leuites bare the arke of God vpon their shoulders with staues thereon, as Moyses commaunded according to the worde of the Lorde.
16 And Dauid spake to the chiefe heades of the Leuites, that they should appoynt certaine of their brethren to sing with instrumentes of musicke, psalteries, harpes, and cymbales, that they might make a sounde, and to sing on hie with ioyfulnesse.
17 And the Leuites appoynted Heman the sonne of Ioel, and of his brethren, Asaph the sonne of Berechia, and of the sonnes of Merari and of their brethren, Ethan the sonne of Cusaiahu.
18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zacharia, Ben, Iaziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiahu, Maasiah, Mathathiahu, Eliphalehu, Mikniahu, Obed Edom, and Ieiel, porters.
19 So Heman, Asaph, and Ethan the singers, made a sounde with cymbales of brasse.
20 And Zacharia, Aziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maasiahu, and Banaiahu, played with psalteries on an Alamoth.
21 Mathathiahu, Eliphalehu, Mikniahu, Obed Edom, Ieiel, and Azaiahu, played vpon harpes an eyght aboue, with courage.
22 And Chenaniahu the chiefe of the Leuites was maister of the song: for he taught other to sing, because he was a man of vnderstanding.
23 Berechia and Elcana kept the doore of the arke.
24 And Sebaniahu, Iehosaphat, Nathanael, Amasai, Zachariahu, Banaiahu, and Eliezer the priestes did blowe with trumpettes before the arke of God: And Obed Edom and Iehia were kepers of the doore of the arke.
25 And Dauid and the elders of Israel , and the captaynes ouer thousandes, went to fet the arke of the appoyntmet of the Lorde out of the house of Obed Edom with gladnesse.
26 And when God helped the Leuites that bare the arke of the appoyntment of the Lorde, they offered seuen oxen, and seuen rammes.
27 And Dauid had on him a linnen garment, lyke as had also all the Leuites that bare the arke, & so had the singers and Chenania the ruler of the songe, with the singers: and Dauid had vpon him an Ephod of linnen.
28 And al they of Israel brought the arke of the Lordes couenaunt with showting, and blowing of the shawme, and trumpettes, making a noyse with cymbales, psalteries, and harpes.
29 And as the arke of the appointment of the Lorde came into the citie of Dauid, Michol the daughter of Saul looking out at a windowe, sawe king Dauid daunsing and playing, and she despised him in her heart.

CHAPTER 16


1 So they brought in the arke of God, and set it in the middest of the tent that Dauid pitched for it: And they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offringes before God.
2 And when Dauid had made an end of offring the burnt offringes and peace offringes, he blessed the people in the name of the Lorde.
3 And he dealt to all Israel both man and woman, a cracknel of bread, and a good peece of fleshe, and a flacket of wine.
4 And he appoynted certaine of the Leuites to minister before the arke of the Lord, and to repeate, and to thanke and prayse the Lorde God of Israel .
5 And Asaph was the chiefe, and nexte to him Zacharia, Ieiel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Mathathia, Eliab, Benaia, Obed Edom, & Ieiel with instruments, psalteries, & harpes: But Asaph made a sounde with cymbales.
6 Banaia and Iahaziel priestes blewe with trumpettes continually before the arke of the couenaunt of God.
7 And that same tyme Dauid did appoynt chiefely to thanke the Lorde by Asaph and his brethren.
8 Confesse you [it] vnto God, call vpon his name: cause the people to vnderstande his deuises.
9 Sing vnto him, sing psalmes vnto him: talke you of all his wonderous workes.
10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them reioyce that do seeke God.
11 Seeke God and his strength: seeke his face euermore.
12 Remember the marueylous workes that he hath done: his wonders, and the iudgementes of his mouth,
13 O ye seede of Abraham his seruaunt, ye his chosen children of Iacob:
14 he is God our Lorde, his iudgementes are in all the earth.
15 He hath ben mindfull alwayes of his couenaunt (for he promysed a word to a thousande generations:)
16 euen of his couenaunt that he made with Abraham, and of his othe vnto Isaac.
17 And he appoynted the same vnto Iacob for a law: and to Israel for an euerlasting couenaunt.
18 Saying, vnto thee I wyll geue the lande of Chanaan: the lot of your inheritaunce.
19 When they were a fewe men in number, and had ben straungers but a litle while in it:
20 and when they went from one nation to another, from one kingdome to another people,
21 He suffred no man to do them wrong: yea he reproued euen kinges for their sakes.
22 Touche not myne annoynted: and triumph not ouer my prophetes.
23 Sing vnto the Lorde all the earth: and shewe from day to day his saluation.
24 Tell of his glory among the heathen: his wonderfull deedes among all natitions.
25 For great is the Lorde, and worthy to be praysed exceedingly: he is to be feared aboue all gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are but idoles: but the Lorde made heauen.
27 Prayse and honour are in his presence: strength and gladnesse are in his place.
28 Asscribe vnto the Lord ye kinredes of people, Asscribe to the Lorde glorie and dominion.
29 Asscribe vnto the Lord the glorie due vnto his name, bring sacrifices, and come before him, and worship the Lord in his glorious sanctuarie.
30 Let all the earth feare him: surely the world shalbe stable and not moue.
31 Let the heauens reioyce, and let the earth be glad, and let men tel among the nations that the Lorde is king.
32 Let the sea rore & the fulnesse thereof: let the fieldes reioyce, & all that is therin.
33 Then shall the trees of the wood reioyce at the presence of the Lord, because he commeth to iudge the earth.
34 O geue thankes vnto the Lorde, for he is good, for his mercie endureth euer:
35 And say ye, saue vs O God our saluation, gather vs together, and deliuer vs from among the heathen, that we may geue thankes to thy holy name, and triumph in the prayse of thee.
36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for euer and euer: & let all people say Amen, and prayse the Lorde.
37 And so he left there before the arke of the lordes couenaunt Asaph & his brethren, to minister before the arke continually, [in such thinges as were to be done] day by day.
38 And Obed Edom and his brethren, threescore and eyght, and Obed Edom the sonne of Ieduthun, and Hosa, were appoynted to be porters.
39 And Zadoc the priest & his brethren the priestes were before ye tabernacle of the lord, in the hie place that was at Gibeon,
40 To offer burnt offeringes vnto the Lorde vpon the burnt offering aulter perpetually, in the morning and euening, according to all that which is written in the lawe of the Lorde whiche he commaunded Israel.
41 And with them were Heman and Ieduthun, and other that were chosen, whose names were expressed to geue thankes to the Lorde, That his mercie lasteth euer.
42 And with them dyd Heman and Ieduthun sing with the trumpets and cymbales, making a sweete melodie with instrumentes of musicke & godly songues: And the sonnes of Ieduthun were porters.
43 And al the people departed euery man to his house, & Dauid returned to blesse his house.

CHAPTER 17


1 And it fortuned, that when Dauid dwelt in his house, he sayde to Nathan the prophete: Lo, I dwel in an house of Cedar tree, but the arke of the lordes couenaunt remayneth vnder curtaynes.
2 And Nathan sayde vnto Dauid: Do all that is in thyne heart, for God is with thee.
3 And the same night, it fortuned that the worde of God came to, Nathan, saying:
4 Go and tell Dauid my seruaunt, thus sayth the Lorde, Thou shalt not buylde me an house to dwell in:
5 For I haue dwelt in no house sence the day that I brought out the children of Israel, vnto this day: but haue gone from tent to tent, and from one habitation to an other.
6 And whersoeuer I haue walked with all Israel , spake I euer one worde to any of the iudges of Israel , whom I commaunded to feede my people, saying, Why haue ye not buylt me an house of Cedar tree?
7 Nowe therfore thus shalt thou say vnto my seruaunt Dauid, thus sayth the Lorde of hoastes: I toke thee from the sheepe coate, and from folowing the sheepe, that thou shouldest be captayne ouer my people Israel:
8 And I haue ben with thee whyther soeuer thou hast walked, and haue weeded out all thyne enemies out of thy sight, & haue made thee a name like the name of the greatest men that are in the earth.
9 And I haue ordeyned a place for my people Israel and made it fast, so that nowe they may dwell in their place, and moue no more: Neither shall the children of wickednesse vexe them any more as at the beginning.
10 And sence the time that I commaunded iudges to be ouer my people Israel , I haue subdued all thyne enemies: and I told thee that the Lord would buyld thee an house.
11 This also shal come to passe: when thy dayes be expired that thou must go vnto thy fathers, I will rayse vp thy seede after thee, which shalbe of thy sonnes, and I will stablishe his kingdome.
12 He shall buylde me an house, and I wil stablishe his seate for euer.
13 I wilbe his father, and he shalbe my sonne, and I will not take my mercie away from him, as I toke it from hym that was before thee.
14 But I wil stablishe him in myne house and my kingdome for euer, and his seate shalbe sure for euermore.
15 According to all these wordes, and according to al this vision, did Nathan tell king Dauid.
16 And Dauid the king came and sate before the Lord, and sayde: What am I O Lord God, and what is myne houshold, that thou hast promoted me thus farre?
17 And yet this seemed litle in thyne eyes, O God: But thou hast also spoken of thy seruauntes house for a great whyle to come, and hast loked vpon me as vpon a man of hye degree, O Lorde God.
18 What shall Dauid desire more of thee for the honour of thy seruaunt? For thou hast knowen thy seruaunt.
19 O Lord, for thy seruauntes sake, euen according to thine owne heart, hast thou done all this magnificence, to shewe all great thinges.
20 Lord there is none like thee, neither is there any God saue thou, according to al that we haue hearde with our eares.
21 Moreouer, what nation on the earth is like thy people Israel, to whom God hath vouchsafed to come and redeeme them to be his owne people, and to make thee a name of excellencie & terriblenes, with casting out nations from before the people, whom thou hast deliuered out of Egypt?
22 Thy people of Israel diddest thou make thyne owne people for euer, and thou becamest their God.
23 Therfore now Lord, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy seruaunt & his house, be true for euer, that thou Lord do as thou hast sayde:
24 Let it come to passe, that thy name may be magnified for euer, that it may be said, The Lord of hoastes is the God of Israel, euen the God of Israel, and the house of Dauid thy seruaunt endureth stable before thee.
25 For thou O my God, hast tolde thy seruaunt that thou wilt buylde him an house, and therefore thy seruaunt hath founde in his heart to pray before thee.
26 And now Lorde, thou art God, & hast promised this goodnes vnto thy seruaut
27 Nowe therefore let it be thy pleasure to blesse the house of thy seruaunt, that it may continue before thee for euer: For whom thou blessest O Lorde, the same is blessed for euer.

CHAPTER 18


1 And after this, it fortuned that Dauid smote the Philistines, & subdued them, and toke Geth and the townes that longed therto out of the handes of the Philistines.
2 And he smote Moab , and the Moabites became Dauids seruauntes, and payde him tribute.
3 And Dauid smote Hadarezer king of Zoba vnto Hanath, as he went to stablishe his dominion by the riuer Euphrates .
4 And Dauid toke from him a thousand charets, and seuen thousande horsemen, and twentie thousande footemen, and lamed all the charet horses, and reserued of them an hundred charets.
5 And when the Syrians of Damascon came to helpe Hadarezer king of Zoba, Dauid slue of the Syrians twentie and two thousande.
6 And Dauid put souldiers in Syria Damascon, and the Syrians became Dauids seruauntes, and brought him tribute: And the Lord preserued Dauid in all that he went to.
7 And Dauid toke the shieldes of golde that were on the seruauntes of Hadarezer, and brought them to Hierusalem.
8 And from Tebhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezar, brought Dauid exceeding much brasse, wherwith Solomon made the brasen lauatorie, the pillers, and the vessels of brasse.
9 And when Thou king of Hemath heard how Dauid had beaten al the strength of Hadarezer king of Zoba,
10 He sent Hadoram his sone to king Dauid, to make peace with him, & to blesse him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and beaten him (for Thou had warre with Hadarezer) and [Hadoram brought] all maner of iewels of golde, siluer, and brasse, with him.
11 And king Dauid dedicated them vnto the Lord, with the siluer and golde that he brought fro all nations, from Edom , fro Moab , from ye children of Ammon, from the Philistines, and from Amelec.
12 And Abisai the sonne of Zaruia slue of the Edomites in the salt valley eyghteene thousande,
13 And put souldiers in Edom , and all the Edomites became Dauid seruauntes: Thus the Lorde kept Dauid in all that he toke in hande.
14 And Dauid raigned ouer all Israel , and executed iudgement and righteousnesse among all his people.
15 And Ioab the sonne of Zaruia was ouer the hoast, & Iehosaphat the sonne of Ahilud recorder:
16 And Zadoc the sonne of Ahitob and Abimelech the sonne of Abiathar were the priestes, and Sausa was scribe,
17 And Banaiahu the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the Crethites and the Phelethites: and the sonnes of Dauid were next vnto the king.

CHAPTER 19


1 After this, it chaunced that Nahas the king of the children of Ammon dyed, & his sonne raigned in his steade.
2 And Dauid sayde: I will shewe kindnesse vnto Hanon the sonne of Nahas, because his father dealt kindly with me. And Dauid sent messengers to comfort him ouer the death of his father: And the seruauntes of Dauid came into the lande of the children of Ammon to Hanon, to comfort him.
3 But the lordes of the children of Ammon sayd to Hanon: Thinkest thou that Dauid doeth honour thy father in thy sight, that he hath sent comforters vnto thee? Are not his seruauntes come to search, to loke, and espie out the land?
4 Wherefore Hanon toke Dauids seruauntes, and shaued them, and cut of their coates harde by their buttockes, & sent them away.
5 And there went certayne and told Dauid how the men were serued: And the king sent to meete them (for the men were exceedingly ashamed) and the king sayde: Tary at Iericho vntill your beardes be growen, and then returne.
6 And when the children of Ammon saw that they stanke in the sight of Dauid, Hanon and the children of Ammon sent a thousande talentes of siluer to hyre them charets and horsmen out of Mesopotamia , and out of Syria Maacha, and out of Zoba.
7 And they hyred thirtie and two thousande charets, and the king of Maacha and his people: which came and pitched before Medeba: And the children of Ammon gathered them selues together fro their cities, and came to battayle.
8 And when Dauid hearde of it, he sent Ioab and all the hoast of strong men.
9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put them selues in aray to battayle before the gate of the citie: And ye kinges that were come, kept them by them selues backe in the fielde.
10 When Ioab also saw that the frunt of the battayle was against him before and behind, he chose out of al the chosen men of Israel , and put them in aray against the Syrians.
11 And the rest of ye people he deliuered vnto the hand of Abisai his brother, & they put them selues in aray against the children of Ammon.
12 And he sayde: If the Syrians be to strong for me, thou shalt succour me, and if the children of Ammon preuayle against thee, I will helpe thee.
13 Plucke vp thyne heart, and let vs play the men for our peoples sake, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord shall do that which is good in his owne sight.
14 So Ioab and the people that were with him, drue nye before the Syrians vnto the battayle: and they fled before him.
15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they ran away likewise before Abisai his brother, and gat them into the citie: and Ioab came to Hierusalem.
16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel , they sent messengers and set out the Syrians that were beyond the riuer: and Sophach the captayne of the hoast of Hadarezer went before them.
17 And it was told Dauid: and he gathered all Israel , and went together ouer Iordane, and came and set vpon them: And when Dauid had put hym selfe in aray against the Syrians, they fought with him.
18 But the Syrians fled before Israel , and Dauid destroyed of the Syrians seuen thousand charets, and fourtie thousand footemen, and killed Sophach the captayne of the hoast.
19 And when the seruauntes of Hadarezer sawe that they were put to ye worse before them of Israel , they made peace with Dauid, & became his seruauntes: Neither would the Syrians helpe the children of Ammon any more.

CHAPTER 20


1 And it came to passe, that after the yere was expired (about ye time that kinges go out a warrefare) Ioab caryed out the armie of the hoast, and destroyed the countrey of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabba, and destroyed it: But Dauid taried at Hierusalem whyle Ioab smote Rabba and destroyed it.
2 And Dauid toke the crowne of their king from of his head, and founde that it had the wayght of a talent of golde, and there were precious stones in it, and it was set vpon Dauids head: And he brought also exceeding much spoyle out of the citie.
3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and tormented them with sawes and harrowes of iron, and with other sharpe instrumentes, and so dealt Dauid with all the cities of the children of Ammon: And Dauid and all the people came againe to Hierusalem.
4 After this, it fortuned that there arose warre at Gazer with the Philistines: at which time Sobokai the Husathite slue Sippai that was of the children of Rephaim, and they were subdued.
5 And there was battayle agayne with the Philistines, & Elhanan the sonne of Iair slue Lahemi the brother of Goliah the Gethite, whose speare was lyke a weauers beame.
6 And there chaunced yet againe warre at Geth, where as was a man of a great stature, with twentie and foure fingers and toes, sixe on euery hand, and sixe on euery foote, and was the sonne of Raphah.
7 But when he defyed Israel , Iehonathan the sonne of Simea Dauids brother slue him.
8 These were borne vnto Raphah at Geth, and were ouerthrowen in the hande of Dauid and in the hande of his seruauntes.

CHAPTER 21


1 And Satan stoode vp against Israel , and prouoked Dauid to number Israel .
2 And Dauid sayde to Ioab and to the rulers of the people: Go ye and number Israel from Beerseba to Dan: & bring it to me, that I may knowe the number of them.
3 And Ioab aunswered: The Lorde make his people an hundred times so many mo as they be: But my lorde, O king, are they not all my lordes seruauntes? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will my lorde be a cause of trespasse to Israel ?
4 Neuerthelesse the kinges word preuayled against Ioab: And Ioab departed, and walked throughout all them of Israel, and came to Hierusalem againe,
5 And gaue the summe of the number of the people vnto Dauid: And all they of Israel were a thousande thousand and an hundred thousande men that drue sworde: and Iuda was foure hundred threescore and ten thousande men that drue sworde.
6 But the Leuites and Beniamin counted he not among them: For the kinges word was abhominable to Ioab.
7 And the Lorde was displeased with this thing, and smote Israel .
8 And Dauid sayde vnto God: I haue sinned exceedingly in doyng this thing: And nowe I besech thee, do away the wickednesse of thy seruaunt, for I haue done very foolyshly.
9 And the Lord spake vnto Gad Dauids sear, saying:
10 Go, and tell Dauid, saying, thus sayth the Lord, I geue thee the choyse of three thinges: choose the one of them, that I may do vnto thee.
11 And Gad came to Dauid, and sayd vnto him, thus sayth the Lorde: Choose thee
12 Eyther three yeres famishment, or three monethes to be destroyed before thyne aduersaries, & that the sworde of thyne enemies may ouertake thee: or els the sworde of the Lord and pestilence in the lande three dayes, and the angell of the Lorde destroying throughout all the coastes of Israel: And nowe aduise thy selfe, what worde I shal bring againe to him that sent me.
13 And Dauid sayde vnto Gad, I am in an exceeding strayte: Let me fall nowe into the hande of the Lorde (for passing great are his mercies) but let me not fal into the hand of men.
14 So the Lorde sent pestilence vpon Israel : and there were ouerthrowen of Israel threescore and ten thousande men.
15 And God sent the angell into Hierusalem to destroy it: And as he was about to destroy, the Lorde behelde, and had compassion on the euyll, & sayde to the angel that destroyed: It is enough, let nowe thyne hand ceasse. And the angel of the Lorde stoode by the threshing floore of Ornan the Iebusite.
16 And Dauid lift vp his eyes, and sawe the angell of the Lorde stand betweene the earth and heauen, hauing a drawen sword in his hand, stretched out toward Hierusalem: Then Dauid and the elders of Israel whiche were clothed in sacke, fell vpon their faces.
17 And Dauid sayde vnto God: Is it not I that commaunded the people to be numbred? It is I that haue sinned and done euyll in deede: and what haue these sheepe done? Let thyne hande O Lorde my God be on me, and on my fathers house: but not on thy people, that they shoulde be punished.
18 And the angell of the Lord commaunded Gad to say to Dauid, that Dauid shoulde go vp and set vp an aulter vnto the Lorde in the threshing floore of Ornan the Iebusite.
19 And Dauid went vp according to the saying of Gad whiche he spake in the name of the Lorde.
20 And Ornan turned about, and saw the angell, and his foure sonnes were with him, and hyd them selues: But Ornan was threshing wheate.
21 And as Dauid came to Ornan, Ornan loked and sawe Dauid, and went out of the threshing floore, and bowed hym selfe to Dauid with his face to the grounde.
22 And Dauid sayde to Ornan: Geue me the place of the threshing floore, that I may buylde an aulter therin vnto the lord: Thou shalt geue it me for as much money as it is worth, that the plague may ceasse from the people.
23 And Ornan sayd vnto Dauid: Take it to thee, and let my lorde the king do that which seemeth good in his eyes: Lo, I geue thee oxen also for burnt sacrifices, and treshing instrumentes for wood, & wheate for meate offring, I geue it all.
24 And king Dauid sayde to Ornan: Not so, but I will bye it for as much money as it is worth: For I will not take that whiche is thyne for the Lorde, nor offer burnt offringes without coast.
25 And so Dauid gaue to Ornan for that place sicles of golde sixe hundred by wayght.
26 And Dauid buylt there an aulter vnto the Lorde, and offred burnt offringes and peace offringes, and called vpon the Lorde, and he hearde him from heauen in fire vpon the aulter of burnt offring.
27 And when the Lorde had spoken to the angel, he put vp his sword againe into the sheathe of it.
28 At that time when Dauid sawe that the Lorde had hearde him in the thresshing floore of Ornan the Iebusite, he vsed to offer there:
29 For the tabernacle of the Lorde which Moyses made in the wildernesse, & the aulter of burnt offring, were at that season in the hill of Gibeon:
30 And Dauid coulde not go before it, to aske counsell at God, for he was afrayde of the sword of the angel of the Lorde.

CHAPTER 22


1 And Dauid said: This is the house of the lord God, & this is the aulter for the burnt offring of Israel .
2 And Dauid commaunded to gather together the straungers that were in the lande of Israel , and he set masons to hew and pullishe stones for the building of the house of God.
3 And Dauid prepared plentie of iron for nayles, & doores of the gates, & to ioyne withal, and aboundaunce of brasse without wayght,
4 And Cedar trees without number: For the Zidons and they of Tyre brought much Cedar wood to Dauid.
5 And Dauid sayde: Solomon my sonne is young and tender, and the house that is to be buylded for the Lorde must be magnificall, excellent, and of great fame and dignitie throughout all countreys: I wil therfore make ordinaunces for it. And so Dauid prepared many thinges before his death.
6 And he called Solomon his sonne, and charged him to buylde an house for the Lorde God of Israel .
7 And Dauid sayde to Solomon: My sonne, I thought [as it was] in myne heart to buylde an house vnto the name of the Lorde my God:
8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Thou hast shed much blood, and hast made great battayles: thou shalt therefore not buylde an house vnto my name, for thou hast shed much blood vpon the earth in my sight.
9 Behold, a sonne is borne to thee, and he shalbe a man of rest, for I wil geue him rest from all his enemies rounde about: For his name is Solomon, & I wil send rest and peace vpon Israel in his dayes.
10 He shall buylde an house for my name, and he shalbe my sonne, and I wilbe his father, and I wil establishe the seate of his kingdome vpon Israel for euer.
11 Nowe therfore my sonne, the Lorde be with thee, and prosper thee, and thou shalt buylde an house to the Lorde thy God, as he hath sayde of thee.
12 And the Lord shall geue thee wysdom and vnderstanding, and shall geue thee commaundementes for Israel , that thou mayst kepe the lawe of the Lorde thy God.
13 For then thou shalt prosper, euen when thou takest heede and fulfillest the statutes and lawes which the Lorde charged Moyses with for Israel : Plucke vp thyne hearte therfore, & be strong, dread not, nor be discouraged.
14 Behold, according to my pouertie haue I also prepared for the house of the Lorde, an hundred thousande talentes of golde, and a thousande thousande talentes of siluer: and as for brasse & iron, it can not be nubred, (for it is verie much) And I haue prepared timber and stone, and thou mayest prouide more thereto.
15 Moreouer, thou hast workemen with thee mowe, and masons, and carpenters [to worke in stone and timber,] & many men that be actiue for euery worke,
16 And of golde, siluer, brasse, & iron, there is no number: Up therefore, and be doing, and the Lorde shalbe with thee.
17 And Dauid commaunded al the lordes of Israel to helpe Solomon his sonne, saying:
18 Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not geuen you rest on euery side? for he hath geuen the inhabitours of the lande into my hande, and the land is subdued before the Lorde, and before his people.
19 Nowe therefore set your heartes and your soules to seke the Lord your God: Up, and buylde ye the temple of the Lord God, to bring the arke of the couenaunt of the Lorde and the holy vessels of God into the house so buylt for the name of the Lorde.

CHAPTER 23


1 So when Dauid was olde and full of dayes, he made Solomon his sonneking ouer Israel .
2 And then he gathered together all the lordes of Israel , with the priestes and the Leuites.
3 And the Leuites were numbred from the age of thirtie yeres and aboue: and the number and summe of them was thirtie and eyght thousande men.
4 Of which twentie and foure thousand were set to further the worke of the house of the Lorde: and sixe thousande were officers and iudges.
5 Foure thousande were porters, & foure thousand praysed the Lorde with such instrumentes as was made to prayse withall.
6 And so Dauid put an order among them deuiding them, in partes: Of the children of Leui, Gerson, Caath, and Merari.
7 Of the Gersonites was Laadan, and Semei.
8 The sounes of Laadan, the chiefe was Iehiel, Zethan, and Ioel, three.
9 The sonnes of Semei: Selomith, Haziel, and Haran , three. These were the auncient fathers of Laadan.
10 And the sonnes of Semei: were, Iahath, Zina, Ieus, & Beria: these foure were the sonnes of Semei.
11 And Iahath was the chiefe, Ziza the seconde: but Ieus, and Beria had not many sonnes, therfore they were in one reckening according to their fathers housholde, reckened for one auncient housholde.
12 The sonnes of Caath: Amram, Izahar, Hebron , and Uzziel, foure.
13 The sonnes of Amram: Aaron, and Moyses: And Aaron was separated to haue the rule of the holy thinges in the place most holy, he & his sonnes for euer, and to burne incense before the Lorde, and to minister vnto him, and to blesse in his name for euer.
14 Moyses also the man of God, and his children, were named with the tribe of Leui.
15 The sonnes of Moyses: Gerso, & Eliezer.
16 Of the sonnes of Gersom, Sebuel was the chiefe.
17 The sonnes of Eliezer, Rehabia the chiefe: And Eliezer had none other sonnes, but the sonnes of Rehabia were verie many.
18 The sonnes of Izahar, Selomith the chiefe.
19 The sonnes of Hebron , Ieriahu the first, Amaria the seconde, Iahaziel the thirde, and Iermaam the fourth.
20 The sonnes of Uzziel: Micha the first, and Iesia the seconde.
21 The sonnes of Merati: Mahli, & Musi. The sonnes of Mahli: Eleazar and Cis.
22 And Eleazar dyed, and had no sonnes, but daughters: and their brethren the sonnes of Cis toke them.
23 The sonnes of Musi: Mahli, Eder , and Ieremoth, three.
24 These are the children of Leui after the houshold of their fathers, euen the auncient of the fathers according to their offices, and after the number and summe of the names of them that dyd the worke in the seruice of the house of the Lord, from the age of twentie yeres and aboue.
25 And Dauid sayde: The Lorde God of Israel hath geuen rest vnto his people, that they may dwell in Hierusalem for euer.
26 That the Leuites also shoulde nowe no more beare the tabernacle, and al the vessels for the seruice thereof.
27 For according to the last wordes of Dauid, the Leuites were numbred from twentie yeres and aboue.
28 And their office was vnder the hande of the sonnes of Aaron, for the seruice of the house of the Lorde in the courtes and celles, and in the purifying of all holy thinges, and in the worke of the seruice of the house of God:
29 In the shewbread, in the fine flowre, in the meate offring, in ye wafers of sweete bread, in the frying panne, in the gredyron, and in all maner of measures & sise:
30 And to stand euery day in the morning to thanke and prayse the Lorde, and so likewise at euen:
31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices vnto the Lord, in the Sabbathes, in the new moones, and on the feastfull dayes, by number and custome continually as they were commaunded, before the Lord.
32 And that they should wayte on the tabernacle of the congregation, & on the holy place, and on the sonnes of Aaron their brethre, in the seruice of the house of the Lord.

CHAPTER 24


1 These are the deuisions of the sonnes of Aaro. The sonnes of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
2 Nadab also and Abihu dyed before their father, & had no children: But Eleazar, & Ithamar executed the priestes office.
3 And Dauid ordred them on this maner: Zadoc of the sonnes of Eleazar, and Ahimelec of the sonnes of Ithamar [were] according to their offices in their ministration.
4 And there were mo auncient men founde among the sonnes of Eleazar, then the sonnes of Ithamar. And thus were they ordred together: Among the sonnes of Eleazar there were sixteene rulers according to the houshold of their fathers, and eyght among the sonnes of Ithamar according to the housholde of their fathers.
5 And thus were they put in order by lot the one sort from the other: and so were there rulers in the sanctuarie and lordes before God, aswell of the sonnes of Eleazer, as of the sonnes of Ithamar.
6 And Semeia the sonne of Nathanael the scribe, of the kinred of the Leuites, wrote them before the king & the lordes, & before Zadoc the priest and Ahimelec the sonne of Abiathar, and before the auncient fathers of the priestes and Leuites, one principall housholde being reserued for Eleazar, and one for Ithamar.
7 And the first lot fell to Iehoiarib: and the seconde to Iedaia,
8 The third to Harim, and the fourth to Sehorim,
9 The fyft to Melchia, and the sixth to Miiamin,
10 The seuenth to Hakos, and the eyght to Abia,
11 The nynth to Iesua, and the tenth to Secaniah,
12 The eleuenth to Eliasib, & the twelfth to Iakim,
13 The thirteenth to Huppa, and the fourteenth to Iesebeab,
14 The fyftenth to Bilga, and the sixtenth to Immer,
15 The seuenteenth to Hezir, and the eyghteenth to Aphses,
16 The nynteenth to Pethahia, and the twentieth to Ieheskel,
17 The twentie and one to Iachin, and the twentie and two to Gamul,
18 The twentie and three to Delaiahu, and the twentie and foure to Maasiahu.
19 These are the ordinaunces of them in their offices when they came into the house of the Lord, according to their maner vnder Aaron their father, as the lord God of Israel had comaunded him.
20 The rest of the sonnes of Leui, are these: Of the sonnes of Amram, Subael: of the sonnes of Sabuel, Iehediahu.
21 Of the sonnes of Rehabia, the first Iesia.
22 Of the Iezaharites Selomoth: Of the sonnes also of Selomoth Iahath.
23 His sonnes Ieriahu the first, Amariahu the second, Iahaziel the third, and Iekameam the fourth.
24 Of the sonnes of Uzziel, Micha: Of the sonnes of Micha, Samir.
25 The brother of Micha was Issia: Of the sonnes also of Issia, Zechariahu.
26 The sonnes of Merari, were Mahli, and Musi: The sonnes of Iaaziahu, Beno.
27 The sonnes of Merari by Iaaziahu, Beno, Soham, Zacur, and Ibri.
28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, and he had no sonnes.
29 Of Cis: the sonnes of Cis, Ierahemeel.
30 The sonnes of Musi, Mahli, Eder , and Ierimoth: These are the children of the Leuites, after the housholde of their fathers.
31 And these cast lottes next to their brethren the sonnes of Aaron in the presence of Dauid the king, and Zadoc, and Ahimelec, and the auncient fathers of the priestes & Leuites, euen the principall fathers, before their younger brethren. The singers are appoynted with their places and lottes.

CHAPTER 25


1 And so Dauid and the captaynes of the hoast appoynted out to do seruice the sonnes of Asaph, and Heman, & Ieduthun, which should prophecie with harpes, psalteries, and cymbales: And there was a multitude of the men that were appoynted to the seruice and ministration:
2 Of the sonnes of Asaph, Zacur, Ioseph, Nathania, and Asarela that wayted on Asaph which prophecied according to the commaundement of the king.
3 Of Ieduthun: the sonnes of Ieduthun, Gedeliahu, Zeri, Iesaiahu, Hasabiahu, and Mathathiahu, sixe, vnder the handes of their father Ieduthun, which prophecied with a harpe, for to geue thankes & prayses vnto the Lorde.
4 Of Heman: the sonnes of Heman, Bucciahu, Matthaniahu, Uzziel, Zebuel, Ierimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliatha, Geddalthi, Romanthi Ezer, Iosbekasa, Malothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.
5 All these were the sonnes of Heman which was ye kinges sear in the wordes of God, to lyft vp the horne [of the regall dignitie:] And God gaue to Hema foureteene sonnes, and three daughters.
6 All these also were at the hand of their father, singing in the house of the Lord, with cymbales, psalteries, and harpes, when Asaph, Ieduthun, and Heman executed the seruice in the house of God at the kinges commaundement.
7 And the multitude of them with their brethre that were instruct in the songes of the Lorde, euen all that were cunning, were two hundred fourescore and eyght.
8 And they cast lottes among them selues how they should waite, aswel for the small as for the great, for the scholler aswell as for the schoolemaister.
9 And the first lot in Asaph fell to Ioseph, the second to Gedaliahu with his brethren and sonnes, which men were twelue.
10 The third fell to Zacur with his sonnes and brethren, being twelue persons.
11 The fourth, to Izri with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
12 The fifth to Nathaniahu with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
13 The sixt to Bucciahu with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
14 The seuenth to Iesrarela with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
15 The eyght to Iesaiahu with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
16 The ninth to Mathaiahu with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
17 The tenth to Semei with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
18 The eleuenth to Azareel with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
19 The twelfth to Hazabia with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
20 The thirteenth to Subael with his sonnes and brethren twelue persons.
21 The foureteenth, to Mathathiahu with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
22 The fifteenth to Ieremoth with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
23 The sixteenth to Hananiahu with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
24 The seuenteenth to Iosbekasa with his sonnes & brethren, twelue persons.
25 The eyghteenth to Hanani with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
26 The nineteenth to Malothi with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
27 The twenteeth to Eliaiha with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
28 The twentie and one to Hothir with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
29 The twentie & two to Geddalthi with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
30 The twentie and three to Mahazioth with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.
31 The twentie and foure to Romamthi Ezer with his sonnes and brethren, twelue persons.

CHAPTER 26


1 These are the deuisions of the porters. Among the Corethites, Meselemiahu, the sonne of Kore of the children of Asaph.
2 And the sonnes of Meselemiahu were these: Zachariahu the eldest, Iedihel the second, Zebadiahu the third, and Iahniel the fourth,
3 Elam the fifth, Iehohanan the sixt, and Eiloenai the seuenth.
4 The sonnes of Obed Edom, Semeia the eldest, Iehosabad the second, Ioah the third, Sacar the fourth, and Nathanael the fifth,
5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seuenth, Peulthai the eyght, for God blessed him.
6 And vnto Semeia, his sonne, were sonnes borne, that ruled in the house of their father: for they were men of might.
7 The sonnes of Semeia, Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad, and his brethren were strong men, Elihu and Samachiahu.
8 All these were of the children of Obed Edom: they and their children, and their brethren, actiue men and of strength to do seruice, euen threescore and two of Obed Edom.
9 And Meselemiahu had sonnes and brethren, actiue men, eyghteene.
10 The sonnes of Hosa of the children of Merari, Simri the chiefe, & though he was not the eldest, yet his father set him in the chiefest place:
11 Helkiahu the second, Tebaliahu the third, and Zechariahu the fourth: all the sonnes and brethren of Hosa were thirteene.
12 Among these was deuided the office of the portership, that they shoulde be auncient men, to wayte with their brethren, when they ministred in the house of the Lorde.
13 And they cast lottes betweene the great and small, after the housholde of their fathers, for euery gate.
14 And the lot on the eastsyde fell vpon Selemiahu: And for Zachariahu his sonne (which was a wyfe counsailour) they cast lottes, and his lot came out toward the north.
15 And Obed Edoms lot fell to the south: And for his sonnes fell the houses of Asuppim.
16 For Shuppim and Hosa toward the west, with the gate Shallecheth by the paued streate that goeth vpward, one watch being ouer against an other.
17 In the east were sixe Leuites, and toward the north foure a day, toward the south foure a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
18 In Parbar toward the west two at the going vp, and two in Pharbar.
19 These are the deuisions of the porters among the sonnes of Koreh, & among the sonnes of Merari.
20 And of the Leuites, Ahiah had the ouersight of the treasures of the house of God, & of the treasures of the dedicate thinges.
21 As concerning the sonnes of Laadan, which were the children of the Gersonites of Laadan, came auncient fathers, euen of Laadan there came Gersuni, and Iehieli.
22 The sonnes of Iehieli, Zetham, and Ioel his brother, which were ouer the treasures of the house of the Lorde.
23 Of the Amramites also and Izaharites, Hebronites, and Ozielites.
24 And Subael the sonne of Gersom the sonne of Moyses, [was] a ruler ouer the treasures.
25 And of his brethren the sonnes of Eliezer was Rahabiahu, whose sonne was Iesaiahu, whose sonne was Ioram, whose sonne was Zichri, whose sonne was Selomith.
26 Which Selomith & his brethren were ouer all the treasures of the dedicate thinges, which Dauid the king, and the auncient fathers, the captaynes ouer thousandes and hundredes, and the captaynes of the hoast had dedicated,
27 Out of the spoyles wonne in battailes, they did dedicate to maynetayne the house of the Lorde.
28 And all that Samuel the sear, & Saul the sonne of Cis, and Abner the sonne of Ner, and Ioab the sonne of Zaruia, had dedicated, and whosoeuer had dedicated any thing, it was vnder the hand of Selomith and of his brethren.
29 Of the Izaharites was Chenaniahu and his sonnes appoynted to the busynesse withoutfoorth ouer Israel : for they were officers and iudges.
30 And of the Hebronites, Hasabiahu and his brethren, men of actiuitie, a thousand and seuen hundred, were officers among them of Israel beyond Iordane westward, in al busynesse belonging to God, and seruice of the king.
31 Among the Hebronites was Iedia the chiefest, euen a prince among the Hebronites and fathers of his kinred: And in the fourtith yere of the kingdome of Dauid, they were sought for, and there were founde among them men of actiuitie at Iazer in Gilead .
32 And his brethren were men of actiuitie, euen two thousand and seuen hundred auncient fathers: whom king Dauid made rulers ouer the Rubenites, Gadites, and ouer the halfe tribe of Manasse, for euery matter pertayning to God, and for the kinges busynesse.

CHAPTER 27


1 The children of Israel, after the number of them, ye auncient heads and captaynes of thousandes and hundredes, and their officers that serued the king by dyuers courses, which came in and went out moneth by moneth, throughout all the monethes of the yere: And in euery course were twentie and foure thouthousand.
2 Ouer the first course for the first moneth, was Iasoboam the sonne of Zabdiel, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
3 And the chiefest of all the captaynes of the hoast for the first moneth, was of the children of Pharez.
4 Ouer the course of the second moneth, was Dodai an Ahohite, & in his course was Mikloth a ruler, [his helper:] and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
5 The chiefe captayne of the third hoast for the third moneth, was Banaiahu the sonne of Iehoiada the hie priest, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
6 This is that Banaiahu which was most mightie among thirtie, and aboue thirtie: And in his part was Amizabad his sonne.
7 The fourth captayne for the fourth moneth, was Asael the brother of Ioab, and Zabadaia his sonne after him, and in his course were twentie & foure thousand.
8 The fifth captayne for the fifth moneth, was Samhut the Iezrahite, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
9 The sixt captayne for the sixt moneth, was Ira the sonne of Ickes a Therkuite, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
10 The seuenth captayne for the seuenth moneth, was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
11 The eyght captayne for the eyght moneth, was Sibbechai an Husathite of ye kynrede of Zarhi, & in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
12 The ninth captayne for the ninth moneth, was Abiezer an Anathothite of the sonnes of Iemini, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
13 The tenth captayne for the tenth moneth, was Maharai the Netophatite of the Zarahites, & in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
14 The eleuenth captayne for the eleuenth moneth, was Banaia the Pirathonite of the children of Ephraim, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
15 The twelfth captayne for the twelfth moneth, was Heldai the Netophatite of Othoniel, and in his course were twentie and foure thousand.
16 And the rulers ouer the tribes of Israel were these: Among the Rubenites, was Eliezer the sonne of Zichri: Among the Simeonites also, was Saphathiahu the sonne of Maacha.
17 Among the Leuites, Hasabia the sonne of Kemuel: Among the Aaronites, Zadok.
18 Among them of Iuda, Elihu of the brethren of Dauid: Among them of Issachar, Omri the sonne of Michael.
19 Among them of Zabulon, Iesmaiahu the sonne of Obadiahu: Among the of Nephthali, Ierimoth ye sonne of Azriel.
20 Among the children of Ephraim, Hosea the sonne of Azariahu: In the halfe tribe also of Manasse, Ioel the sonne of Pedaiahu.
21 Of the halfe tribe of Manasse in Gilead , Iiddo the sonne of Zachariahu: Among them of Beniamin, Iaasiel the sonne of Abner.
22 Among them of Dan, Azarel the sonne of Ieroham. These are the lordes of the tribes of Israel .
23 But Dauid toke not the number of them vnder twentie yeres, because the Lorde saide he would encrease Israel lyke vnto the starres of the skye.
24 And Ioab the sonne of Zaruia began to number: but he finished it not, because that there fell wrath for it against Israel , neither was the number put into the cronicles of king Dauid.
25 Ouer the kinges treasures was Azmaueth the sonne of Adiel: And ouer the treasures of the fieldes, in the cities, and villages, and castels, was Iehonathan the sonne of Uzziahu.
26 And ouer the workemen in the fieldes that tilled the grounde, was Ezri the sonne of Chelub.
27 And the ouersight of the vineyardes, had Semei the Ramathite: Ouer the encrease also of the vineyardes, & ouer the winesellers, was Sabdi the Zaphonite.
28 And ouer the oliue trees and mulberie trees that were in the valleyes, was Baal Hanan the Gederite: And ouer the treasure of oyle, was Ioas.
29 Ouer the oxen that fed in Saron, was Setrai the Saronite: And ouer the oxen that were in the valleyes, was Saphat the sonne of Adlai.
30 Ouer the cammels, Obil the Ismaelite: And ouer the asses, was Iehdeiahu the Meronothite.
31 Ouer the sheepe was Iazez the Hagerite: All these were the rulers of the substaunce of king Dauid.
32 And Iehonathan Dauids vncle, a man of counsell and of vnderstanding, was a scribe, and Iehiel the sonne of Hachmoni was with ye kinges sonnes [instructing them.]
33 And Ahitophel was of the kinges counsell: And Husai the Arachite was the kinges companion.
34 And next to Ahitophel was Iehoiada the sonne of Banaiahu, and Abiathar: and the captayne of the kinges warre, was Ioab.

CHAPTER 28


1 And Dauid gathered all the lordes of Israel, the lordes of the tribes, the lordes of the companies that ministred to the king by course, ye captaines ouer the thousandes and ouer the hundredes, & the lordes that had the ouersight ouer all the substaunce and possession of Dauid, & of his sonnes, with the chamberlaynes, & al the mightie and valiaunt, and all actiue men, vnto Hierusalem.
2 And king Dauid stoode vp vpon his feete, and sayde: Heare me my brethren and my people, I had in myne heart to builde an house of rest, for the arke of the couenaunt of the Lorde, and for the footestoole of our God, and had made redie for the building
3 But God saide vnto me: thou shalt not builde an house for my name, because thou hast ben a man of warre, and hast shed blood.
4 Moreouer the Lorde God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father, to be king ouer Israel for euer: for in Iuda would he choose a captaine, & of the householde of Iuda is the house of my father, & among the sonnes of my father he had a lust to me to make me king ouer all Israel.
5 And of all my sonnes (for the Lorde hath geuen me many sonnes) he hath chosen Solomon my sonne, to sit vpon the seate of the kingdome of the Lorde in Israel .
6 And he saide vnto me: Solomon thy sonne he shall builde me an house and courtes: I haue chosen him to be my sonne, and I will be his father.
7 I wyll stablishe his kingdome for euer, if he wyll be strong to do my commaundementes and my lawes, as it goeth this day.
8 Nowe therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the Lorde, and in the audience of our God, keepe and seeke for all the commaundementes of the Lorde your God, that ye may enioy a good lande, and leaue inheritaunce for your children after you for euer.
9 And thou Solomon my sonne, knowe thou the God of thy father, and serue him with a pure heart and with a wyllyng minde: For the Lord searcheth al heartes, and vnderstandeth all the immaginations of thoughtes: And if thou seeke him, he wyll be founde of thee: but if thou forsake him, he wyll cast thee of for euer.
10 Take heede now, for the Lorde hath chosen thee to builde him an house of a sanctuarie: Be strong therefore & play the man.
11 And Dauid gaue Solomon his sonne the paterne of the porche, and of the houses that longed thereto, of the storehouses, vpper chambers, inner parlours, and of the house of the mercie seate:
12 And the example of all that he had in his minde for the courtes of the house of the Lorde, and for all the celles rounde about, for the treasures of the house of God, and for the treasures of the dedicate thinges:
13 For the deuisions of the priestes and Leuites that wayted by course, and for al the workemanship that should serue for the house of the Lorde, and for all the vessels that shoulde serue in the house of the Lorde:
14 For golde, and for the waight of golde, for all vessels of sundry ministrations, for all maner of vessels of siluer in waight, and for all vessels whatsoeuer purpose they serued vnto:
15 The waight of golde for the candelstickes, and the golde for their lampes, with the waight for euery candelsticke and for the lampes thereof: And for the candelstickes of siluer by waight, both for the candelsticke & also for her lampes, according to the diuersitie of the vse of euery candelsticke.
16 And by wayght [he gaue] golde for the tables of shewe bread, euen for euery table, and likewyse siluer for the tables of siluer.
17 And pure golde for the fleshehookes, cuppes, and drinking pots: and [pure] golde in wayght for basons, euen for euery bason: and likewyse siluer by waight, for euery bason of siluer.
18 And for the aulter of incense, pure golde by waight, and golde for the patterne of the charret of the Cherubs that stretched out their winges and couered the arke of the couenaunt of the Lorde.
19 All [he sayde] was geuen me by wryting of the hande of the Lorde, which made me vnderstand al the workemanship of the patterne.
20 And Dauid said to Solomon his sonne: be strong & of good courage, & do manfullye, feare not nor be faint hearted, for ye lord God, euen my God, is with thee, & he shall not faile thee, nor forsake thee, vntill thou hast finished al ye worke that must serue for the house of the Lorde.
21 Beholde, the priestes and Leuites are deuided in companies for all maner of seruice that pertayneth to the house of God, they are with thee for all maner of workmanship, and so are al that excel in wysedome, for any maner of seruice: thou hast also the princes and all the people who ly at thy commaundement.

CHAPTER 29


1 And Dauid the king saide vnto all the congregation: God hath specially chosen Solomon my sonne which is yet young & tender, & the worke is great: for the house shall not be for man, but for the Lorde God.
2 Moreouer, I haue prepared with all my might for the house of my God, golde for vessels of golde, siluer for them of siluer, brasse for thinges of brasse, iron for thinges of iron, & wood for thynges of wood, and onix stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of diuers colours, & al maner of precious stones, & marble stones in great aboundaunce.
3 And because I haue lust to the house of my God, I haue of myne owne proper good of golde and siluer which I haue geuen to the house of my God, beside all that I haue prepared for the holy house,
4 Euen three thousand talentes of golde of Ophir, and seuen thousand talentes of tried siluer, to ouer laye the walles of the house withall.
5 The golde for thinges of golde, siluer for them of siluer, and for all maner of worke by the handes of artificers: And whosoeuer is wylling, may this day consecrate his hande vnto the Lorde.
6 And so the auncient fathers and the lordes of the tribes of Israel, the captaynes of thousandes and hundredes, with the lordes that were rulers ouer the kinges worke, were willing,
7 And gaue for the seruice of the house of God, fiue thousand talentes of golde, and ten thousand peeces [of golde,] and ten thousand talentes of siluer, & eyghtteene thousand talentes of brasse, and one hundred thousand talentes of iron.
8 And they with whom precious stones were founde, gaue them to the treasure of the house of the Lord by the hand of Iehiel the Gersonite.
9 And the people reioyced when they were so wylling to geue their goodes, and with a perfect heart they offered wyllingly to the Lord: And Dauid the king reioyced with great gladnesse.
10 And Dauid blessed the Lorde before all the congregation, and sayde: Blessed be thou Lorde God of Israel , our father from euer and for euer.
11 Thyne O Lorde is greatnesse, and power, glory, victorie, and prayse: for all that is in heauen and in earth is thyne, and thyne is the kingdome O Lorde, and thou excellest aboue all, euen as the head of all.
12 And richesse and honour come of thee, and thou raignest ouer all, and in thyne hande is power & strength, and in thyne hand it is to make great and to geue strength vnto all.
13 And nowe our God we thanke thee, and prayse thy glorious name.
14 But who am I? and what is my people? that we should enforce our selues to geue these thinges so willingly? But all thinges come of thee, & of that which we receaued at thyne hand, we haue geuen thee.
15 For we be but straungers before thee, and soiourners, as were al our fathers: Our dayes on the earth also are but as a shadowe, and there is none abiding.
16 O Lorde our God, all this stuffe that we haue prepared to builde thee an house for thy holy name, commeth of thyne hand, and is all thyne.
17 I wot also my God that thou tryest the heartes, and hast pleasure in vnfaynednesse, & in the vnfaonednesse of myne heart I haue wyllingly offered al these thinges: And now haue I seene thy people which are founde here to offer vnto thee wyllyngly, and with gladnesse.
18 O Lorde God of Abraham, Isahac, and of Israel our fathers, keepe this for euer in the desire of the thoughtes of the heart of thy people, & prepare their heartes vnto thee.
19 And geue vnto Solomon my sonne a perfect heart, to keepe thy commaundementes, thy testimonies, & thy statutes, and to do all, and builde the house, for the which I haue made prouision.
20 And Dauid saide to all the congregation: Now blesse the Lorde your God. And all the congregation blessed the Lorde God of their fathers, and bowed downe their heades, and worshipped the Lorde and the king.
21 And they offered offringes vnto the Lorde: And on the morowe after the saide day, they offred burnt offringes vnto the Lorde, euen a thousand young oxen, a thousand rammes, and a thousand sheepe, with their drinke offrings: Many sacrifices offred they for all Israel,
22 And did eate & drinke before the Lord the same day with great gladnesse: And they made Solomon the sonne of Dauid king the second time, and annoynted him prince before the Lorde, and Zadoc to be the hie priest.
23 And Solomon sate on the seate of the Lorde, and was king in steade of Dauid his father, and prospered: and all they of Israel obeyed him.
24 And all the lordes and men of power, and all the sonnes of king Dauid, submitted them selues, & were vnder king Solomon.
25 And the Lorde magnified Solomon in dignitie in the sight of all them of Israel , and gaue him so glorious a kingdome, as no king had before him in Israel.
26 And so Dauid the sonne of Isai raigned ouer all Israel.
27 And the space that he raigned ouer Israel, was fouretie yeres: Seuen yeres raigned he in Hebron, and thirtie and three yeres raigned he in Hierusalem.
28 And he dyed in a good age, ful of dayes, riches, and honour: and Solomon his sonne raigned in his steade.
29 The actes of Dauid the king first and last, beholde they are written in the booke of Samuel the sear, and in the booke of Nathan the prophete, and in the booke of Gad the sear:
30 With all his kingdome, and power, and times, that went ouer him, & ouer all Israel, and ouer all the kingdomes of the earth.