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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 Kainan, Mahalehel, Iared:
3 Hanoch Mathusaleh, Lamech:
4 Noah, Sem, Ham, and Iapheth.
5 The sonnes of Iapheth: were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Iauan, Thubal, Mosoch & Thiras.
6 The sonnes of Gomer were: Ascanez, Ipheth & Togormah.
7 The sonnes of Iauan: Elisah, Tharisah, Cethim & Dodanim.
8 The sonnes of Ham: Cus, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan.
9 The sonnes of Cus. Saba, Heuilah, Sabatha, Remah and Sabathaca. The sonnes of Remah: Saba and Dadan.
10 And Cus begat Nemrod, whiche Nemrod beganne to waxe myghtye vpon şe erthe.
11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, Anamin, Laabim, Nephthuim,
12 Phetrusim and Chasluim: of whiche came the Philistines & the Chaptherites.
13 And Canaan, begat Zidon his eldest sonne, and Heth,
14 Iebusi, Amori, Gergesi,
15 Heui, Araki, Sini,
16 Aruadi, Zamari and Hemathi.
17 The sonnes of Sem: Elam, Assur, Arphacsad, Lud, Aram, Vz, Hul, Gether and Mosoch.
18 And Arphacsad begat Salah and Salah begat Eber.
19 And vnto Eber were borne two sonnes: the name of the one was Phaleg, because that in his dayes the lande was deuyded. And hys brothers name was Iektan.
20 Iektan begat Elimodah, Saleph Hazermoth and Iarah:
21 Haduram, Vsal, and Deklah:
22 Ebal Abimael, and Saba:
23 Ophir, Heuilah, and Iobab. All these were the sonnes of Iektan.
24 Sem, Arphacsad, Salah:
25 Eber, Phaleg Rau:
26 Serug, Nahor, Thareh:
27 Abram otherwise called Abraham.
28 The sonnes of Abraham Isaac and Ismael.
29 And these are theire generacyons: the Eldest sonne of Ismael was Nabaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel & Mabsam:
30 Masma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar & Thema:
31 Iatur, Naphis and Kedmah. These are the sonnes of Ismael.
32 The sonnes of Keturah Abrahams concubine: she bare Zamram, Ieksan, Madan, Madian, Iesbok and Suah. The sonnes of Ieksan, Saba, & Dadan.
33 The sonnes of Madian: Ephah, Epher, Henoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these are the sonnes of Keturah.
34 Abraham begat Isaac. The sonnes of Isaac Esau & Israel.
35 The sonnes of Esau: Eliphaz Rauel, Iehus, Iaalom and Koreh.
36 The sonnes of Eliphal: Theman, Omer, Zephi, Gaatham, Kenes, Themna & Amalek,
37 The sonnes of Rauel: Nahath, Zarah, Samah and Mesah.
38 The sonnes of Seir: Lotan, Sobal Zebeon, Anah, Dison, Ezer and Disan.
39 The sonnes of Lotan: Hori & Homam, & Thamna was Lotans syster.
40 The sonnes of Sobal: Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Sephi, and Onam. The sonnes of Zebeon: Aiah and Anah.
41 The sonnes of Anah: Dison. The sonnes of Dison: Hamaran. Esebon, Iethran and Charan.
42 The sonnes of Ezer: Balaan, Saauan and Iakan. The sonnes of Disan: Vz, & Aram.
43 These are the kynges that raygned in the lande of Edom before anye Kynge raygned amonge the chyldren of Israel: Bale şe sonne of Beor, and the name of hys cytie was Denahabath.
44 And when Bale was deed, Iobab the sonne of Zareh of Bozrah raygned in his stede.
45 And after the dethe of Iobab, Husam of the lande of Themani raygned in his rowme,
46 and after the dethe of Husam, Hadad, şe sonne of Badad whiche bett the madianites in şe feldes of Moab, raygned in his rowme, & the name of hys citie was Auith.
47 And after the dethe of Hadad, Semlah of Marekah raygned in hys steade.
48 And after the dethe of Semlah Saul of Rohoboth vpon Euphrates raygned in his place.
49 And after the dethe of Saul, Baal Hanan the sonne of Achobor raygned in hys rowme.
50 And after şe dethe of Baal Hanan, Hadad raygned in his place, & the name of his citie was Phau, & his wiues name was Mehetabeel the daughter of Matred the daughter of Mesahab.
51 But after the deethe of Hadad, there were dukes in Edom. Duke Thamna, duke Aliah duke Ietheth:
52 duke Oholbama, duke Elah, duke Phinon,
53 duke Kenaz, duke Theman, duke Mabzar:
54 duke Magdiel & duke Iram. These were the dukes of Edom.

 

CHAPTER 2

 

1 These be the sonnes of Israel: Ruben Simeon, Leui, Iuda, Isacar and Zabulon:
2 Dan, Ioseph, Beniamin Nephthali, Gad and Asser.
3 The sonnes of Iuda: Er, Onan, & Selah. These thre were borne hym of the daughter of Sua the Cananitesse. But Er the eldest sonne of Iuda was euill in the syght of the Lorde, and therfore he slue him.
4 And Thamar hys daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zarah: so that all the sonnes of Iuda were fyue.
5 The sonnes of Pharez: Hezron & Hamul.
6 The sonnes of Zarah: Zamri, Ethan, Heman, Chalchal and Dara, fiue in all.
7 The sonnes of Carmi: Achar şt troubled Israel, whiche transgressed in the vnlawfull thynges.
8 The sonnes of Ethan: Azaria.
9 The sonnes of Hezron that were borne hym: Ierhameel, Ram and Calubai.
10 And Ram begat Aminadab: and Aminadab begat Nahazon a Lorde amonge the chyldren of Iuda.
11 And Nahason begat Salma: and Salma begat Booz:
12 and Booz begat Obed: and Obed begat Isai.
13 And Isai begat hys eldest sonne Eliab, and Abinadab the seconde, and Samaa şe thirde,
14 Nathanael the fourthe, Radai the fifte,
15 Ozem the syxte, and Dauid the seuenthe.
16 Whose systers were Zaruiah and Abigail. The sonnes of Zaruiah: were Abisai, Ioab and Azahel, thre.
17 And Abigail bare Amaza, the father of whyche Amaza was Iether an Ismaelite.
18 And Caleb the sonne of Hezron begat Asubah a woman and Ieroth whose sonnes are these: Iaser, Sobab and Ardon.
19 But Asubah died, & Caleb toke Ephratha which bare him Hur.
20 And Hur begat Vri, and Vri begat Bezeleell.
21 And afterwarde Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Galaad, & was when he toke her, thre skore yere olde. And she bare hym Segub.
22 And Segub begat Iair which had .xxiij. cytyes in the lande of Galaad.
23 And he ouercame the Gessurites and the Aramites, & toke the townes of Iair from them, and Kenath with şe townes that longed to the same, euen threskore townes. All these were the sonne of Machir şe father of Galaad.
24 And after the deeth of Hezron at Caleb in Ephrata, Abia, hys wyfe bare hym Ashur the father of Thekua.
25 And the sonnes of Ierhameel the eldest sonne of Hezron were, Ram, the eldest and Buna, Oram, Ozem and Ahaiah.
26 And Ierhameel had yet another wyfe named Atarah whiche was the mother of Onam.
27 And the sonnes of Ram, şe eldest sonne of Ierhameel were, Maaz, Iamin and Akar.
28 The sonnes of Onam were, Samai and Iada. The sonnes of Samai: Nadab & Abisur.
29 And the wyfe of Abisur was called Abihahil whych bare hym Ahaban and Molid.
30 The sonnes of Nadab: Saled and Appaim. But Saled dyed without chyldren.
31 The sonne of Appaim was Iesei. The sonne of Iesei was Sesan. And the sonne of Sesan was Oholai.
32 And the sonne of Iada the brother of Samai were Iethur and Ionathan. But Iethur dyed without children.
33 The sonnes of Ionathan were Phaleth and Ziza. These were the sonnes of Ierhameel.
34 Sesan had no sonnes but onlye daughters. And Sesan had a seruaunt that was an Egipcian named Ieraha
35 to whome he gaue his daughter to wife, & she bare hym Athai.
36 And Athai begat Nathan. And Nathan begat Zabad.
37 And Zabad begat Ophlal. Ophlal begat Obed,
38 Obed begat Iehu. Iehu begat Azariah,
39 Azariah begat Helez. Helez begat Eleasah,
40 Eleasah begat Sisamai. Sisamai begat Selum.
41 Selum begat Iecamiah. Iecamiah begat Elisama.
42 The sonnes of Caleb the brother of Ierhameel were Mesa his eldest sonne which was the father of Ziph: and the sonnes of Maresa the father of Hebron.
43 The sonnes of Hebron were Coreh, Taphuah Rekem and Sama,
44 Sama begat Raham the father of Ierakaam. And Rekem begat Samai.
45 The sonne of Samai was Maon. And Maon was the father of Bethzur.
46 And Ephah a concubyne of Calebs bare Haram, Mosa & Gazez: And Haran begat Gazez
47 The sonnes of Iahadai were Regem, Iotham, Gesam, Phalet, Ephah and Saaph.
48 And Maachah another concubyne of Calebs bare Sabor Thahanah.
49 And she bare also Saaph the father of Madmanah, and Sue the father of Machbenah & the father of Gabaa. And Caleb had a doughter called Acsah.
50 These were the sonnes of Caleb the sonne of Hur the eldeste sonne of Ephrata: Sobal the father of Cariath Iarim:
51 and Salma the father of Bethlehem: and Hareph the father of BethGeder.
52 And Sobal şe father of Kariath Iarim had sonnes euen the halfe kinrede of Menuah.
53 The kynredes of Kariath Iarim were the Iethites the Puthithes the Semathites and the Maserites. And of them came the Zarathites and the Esthaolites.
54 The sonnes of Salma, Bethlehem & Netophathi that were the glory of the house of Ioab, and halfe the Manathites & of the Zaraites.
55 And so were the kyndredes of the wryters that dwelt at Iabes, the Tirathites, the Simeathites and Suchathites which are the Kenites, that came of Hemath the father of Beth Rechab.

 

CHAPTER 3

 

1 These are the sonnes of Dauid, which were borne hym in Hebron: the eldest Amnon of Ahinoam the Iesraelitesse. The seconde Daniel by Abigaill the Carmelitesse.
2 The thirde Absalom the sonne of Maacah doughter of Tholmai kinge of Gesur. The fourth Adoniah the sonne of Hagith.
3 The fyfte Saphatiah by Abital. The sixte Iethraam by Eglah his wife.
4 These .vi. were borne hym in Hebron where he raygned seuen yeare and sixe monethes. And in Ierusalem he raygned .xxxiij. yeare.
5 And these were borne hym in Ierusalem: Samna, Sobab, Nathan & Salomon: these .iiij. of the doughter of Bath Sua and the doughter of Amiel.
6 Then Iebahar Elisama, Elphalet,
7 Nogeh, Nepheg, Iaphia,
8 Elisama, Eliada, and Eliphelet: nyne in numbre.
9 These are all the sonnes of Dauid, beside the sonnes of his concubines and Thamar theyr syster.
10 Salomons sonne was Rehoboam, whose sonne was Abiah: and Asa was hys sonne, and Iehosaphat hys sonne:
11 whose sonne was Ioram: and hys sonne was Ohoziah, and Ioas was sonne to hym.
12 And hys sonne was Amaziah, and hys sonne was Azariah, and hys sonne was Iotham.
13 And Ahaz was hys sonne, and Hezekiah was sonne to hym, and Manasseh was hys sonne.
14 And Amon was hys sonne, And Iosiah was sonne to hym.
15 And the sonnes of Iosiah were, the eldeste sonne Iohanan, the seconde Iehoakim, the thirde Zedekiah, and the fourth Selum.
16 The sonnes of Iehoakim were Ieconiah hys sonne, whose sonne was Zedekiah.
17 The sonnes of Ieconiah the Presoner were Salathiel,
18 Melchiram, Phadaiah, Senazer, Iecamiah: Hosama and Nadabiah.
19 The sonnes of Phadaiah were Zorobabel and Semei. The sonnes of Zorobabel, Mosolam, Hananiah and Salumith theyr syster,
20 and Hasubah, Ohel, Barachiah, Hasadiah, Iosab, Hesed, fyue in numbre.
21 The sonnes of Hananiah: Phaltiah and Iesaiah, whose sonne was Raphiah, and hys sonne Arnan, and his sonne was Obdiah, and hys sonne Sechaniah.
22 The sonne of Sechaniah was Semaiah. And the sonnes of Semaiah were Hatus, Iegall Bariah, Naariah Saphat and Hesa, syxe.
23 And the sonnes of Naariah were Elioenai, Hezekiah and Azricam, thre.
24 And the sonnes of Elioenai were Hodaiah, Eliasib, Pheleiah, Akub, Iohanan, Dalaiah and Anani, seuen.

 

CHAPTER 4

 

1 The sonnes of Iuda: Pharez: Hezron, Carmi, Hur and Soball.
2 And Reaiah the sonne of Sobal begat Iahath. And Iahath begat Ahimai and Laad whych are the kinredes of the Zareathites.
3 And of these came the father of Etam, Iezrael, Iesema and Iedebos, with their syster called Zalelphuni:
4 And Phanuel father of Gedor: And Eser the father of Husah. These are the sonnes of Hur the eldeste sonne of Ephrata father to Bethlehem.
5 And Ashur the father of Thekua had two wyues: Halaah and Naarah.
6 And Naarah bare hym Ahusam, Hepher, Themani and Hahastari. These were the sonnes of Naarah.
7 And the sonnes of Haleah were Zareth, Izoar and Ethuan.
8 And Cuz begat Anub & Zobebah, and the kinredes of Aharhel the sonne of Harum.
9 And Ieabes was nobler then hys brethren. And his mother called his name Ieabes saying: because I bare him with sorow.
10 But Ieabes called on the God of Israel, saying: If thou shalt blesse me, & enlarge my costes, and shalt let thyne hand be wyth me, & wylt kepe me from euyll that it vexe me not. And God sent hym hys desyre.
11 Calub the brother of Suah begat Mahir, whyche was the father of Esthon.
12 And Esthon begat Beth Rapha and Phaseh and Thehenah the father of the cytye of Nahas whych are the men of Rechah.
13 The sonnes of Kenas: Othniel & Saraiah. And şe sonnes of Othniel were Hathath.
14 And Maonothi begat Ophrah. And Saraiah begat Ioab the father of them of the valeye of craftesmen, so called because they were craftesmen.
15 And the sonnes of Caleb the sonne of Iephoneh were Hiru, Ela and Naem. And the sonne of Ela was Kenas.
16 And the sonnes of Iehaleleel were Siph and Ziphah, and Thiria and Asarael.
17 And the sonnes of Ezra: were Iether, Mered, Epher, Ialon, Thahar, Mariam and Samai, and Iesbah the father of Esthamoa.
18 And hys wyfe Iehudiah bare Iared the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socoh, and Ieuthiel the father of Zonoah. And these were the sonnes of Bethiah the doughter of Pharao whyche Mered toke.
19 The sonnes of the wyfe of Hodia the syster of Nahan the father of Keilah were Hagarmi and Esthamoa the Maachathite.
20 The sonnes of Simon were Amnon and Rinah, Benhanan and Thilon. And the sonnes of Iesi were Soheth and Benzoheth.
21 The sonnes of Selah the sonne of Iuda were Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Maresah, and the kynredes of the housholdes of them that wrought bysse in the house of Asbea.
22 And Iokim and the men of Cozebah, and Ioas and Saraph, whyche were inhabited in Moab, but returned to Lehem & to Debarim Aikim.
23 These were potters and dwelt amonge trees and hedges and were in the Kynges worcke and dwelt euen there.
24 The sonnes of Simeon: Namuel, Iamin, Iarib, Zorah and Saul,
25 whose sonne was Selum, and the sonne of hym was Mabsam, and hys sonne was Masma.
26 And the sonne of Masma was Hamuel, and hys sonne was Zachur, and the sonne of hym was Semei.
27 Semei had syxtene sonnes and syxe doughters. But hys brethren had not manye chyldren, nether were the kynredes of them lyke to the chyldren of Iuda in multitude.
28 And they dwelt at Bersabe, Moladah and at Hazar Sual,
29 at Balaah, Ezem, Tholad,
30 Bathuel, Hormah and at Zikeleg:
31 at Bethmarcaboth, Hazar Susim, Bethberei and Saarim. These were theyr cytyes vnto the raygne of Dauid.
32 And theyr vyllages were Etam, Ain, Remon, Tochen and Asan, fyue townes
33 & all theyr vyllages that were rounde aboute the sayde cytyes vnto Baal. Thys is the habitacyon of them and theyr genealogie.
34 And Mosobab, Iemlech, Iosah the sonne of Amasiah:
35 and Ioel and Iehu the sonne of Iosabiah the sonne of Saraiah the sonne of Asiel:
36 and Elioenai, Iakobah, Isohaiah: Asaiah, Adiel, Isimiel and Banaiah:
37 Ziza the sonne of Sephei the sonne of Alon the sonne of Idaiah, the sonne of Zemri, the sonne of Samaiah.
38 These are soche as came by name, heades of theyre kynreddes. And the auncient housholdes of them sprede in multitude.
39 And they went as farre as Gador, euen vnto the east syde of the valeye, to seke pasture for theyr catell.
40 And they founde fat pasture and good and a wyde lande bothe quyet and frutefull: for they of Ham dwelt there before.
41 And these now a fore wrytten by name went in the dayes of Hezekiah king of Iuda, and smote the tentes of them & the habitacions that were founde there, and destroyed them vtterlye vnto this daye, & there dwelt in theyr rowmes: because there was pasture there for theyr shepe.
42 And therto there went of the sayde children of Simeon fyue hundred men: Phaalthiah Naariah Raphiah and Oziel the sonnes of Iesi beynge theyr heades:
43 and smote the reste of the Amalekites that were escaped & they dwelt there vnto thys daye.

 

CHAPTER 5

 

1 The sonnes of Ruben the eldest sonne of Israel: for he was the eldest. But because he defyled his fathers beed, his byrthryght was geuen vnto the sonnes of Ioseph the sonne of Israel, and so he is not rekened vnto the byrthe ryght.
2 For vnto Iuda whych was mightie amonge hys brethren, was geuen the principalitye before hym. But the byrthryght was geuen Ioseph.
3 The sonnes then of Ruben şe eldest sonne of Israel, were Henoch, Phalu, Hezron and Carmi.
4 The sonnes of Ioel: Samaiah, and hys sonne Gog, and hys sonne Semei,
5 and hys sonne Micah, and the sonne of hym was Reaiah, and hys sonne was Baal,
6 and Beerah was hys sonne. Whyche Beerah Thiglath Phalneser, Kynge of Assyria caryed awaye: for he was a great Lorde amonge the Rubenites.
7 But vnto hys brethren in theyr kynredes, when they are rekened after theyr byrthe, were Ieiel and Zachariah the chefe heades.
8 And Bala the sonne of Azan the sonne of Sema the sonne of Ioel, dwelt in Aroer and so forthvnto Nebo and Baalmaon.
9 And eastwarde he enhabyted vntyll the wyldernesse, euen vpon the ryuer Euphrates, for theyr catell was moche in the lande of Galaad.
10 And in the dayes of Saul they warred wyth the Hagarites whyche were ouerthrowen by theyre handes. And they dwelt in theyr tentes thorowe out all the eastlande of Galaad.
11 And the Chyldren of Gad dwelt ouer agaynste them in the lande of Basan, euen vnto Selcah.
12 And in Basan Ioel was the chefest and Sapham the next, then Iaanai and Saphat.
13 And theyr brethren in the auncyent housholdes of them, were Michel, Mosolam, Seba, Iorai, Ioacan, Zia, Eber and Seuen.
14 These were the chyldren of Abihail the sonne of Huri şe sonne of Ieroah Galaad the sonne of Michael the sonne of Iesisai the sonne of Iahado şe sonne of Buz.
15 Ahi was the sonne of Abdiel the sonne of Guni the head of an auncyent housholde amonge them.
16 And they dwelt in Galaad & in Basan and her townes, and in all the Suburbes of Saron, euen vnto the ende of theyr borders.
17 And they were all rekened by kynreddes in the dayes of Iotham kynge of Iuda, and in the dayes of Ieroboam kynge of Israel.
18 The sonnes of Ruben of Gad and of halfe the trybe of Manasseh, euen of fyghtynge men able to beare shylde and swerde, & shott with bowe, and taught to make warre, were foure and fourtye thousande seuen hundred & threskore that went out to battell.
19 And they fought wyth the Hagarites and wyth Ietur, Naphas and Nodab.
20 And they were holpe agaynst them, and the Hagarites were delyuered into theyr handes with all that were wyth the Hagarites. For they cryed to God in the battell, and he hearde them, because they trusted to hym.
21 And they toke of theyr cattell fyftye thousande camelles, and two hundred and fyftye thousand shepe, and two thousande asses, & of the people an hundreth thousand:
22 for there fell manye deed because the warre was of God. And they dwelt ther in theyr steades vntyll şe tyme that they were caryed awaye.
23 And the chyldren of halfe şe trybe of Manasseh dwelt in the lande, from Basan vnto Baal Hermon and Samir and vnto mount Hermon,
24 and they were manye. And these were the heades of the auncyent housholdes of them: Epher, Iesi, Eliel, Azriel, Ieremiah, Hodaiah, Iehadiel, men of great power, men of name and heades of the auncient housholdes of them.
25 But when they had transgressed agaynst the God of theyr fathers and had gone a whorynge after şe Gods of the people of the lande, which God destroyed before them,
26 God stered vp the spyryte of Phul Kynge of Assyria and the spyryte of Thiglath Phalneser Kynge of Assyria, and caryed awaye the Rubenites, the Gaddites and the halfe trybe of Manasseh, and brought them vnto Helah, Habor, Hara and to the Ryuer Gozan, wher they remayne vnto thys daye.

 

CHAPTER 6

 

1 The sonnes of Leui: Gerson, Cahath and Merari.
2 The sonnes of Cahat: Amram, Izahar, Hebron and Oziel.
3 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses & Miriam. The sonnes of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
4 Eleazar begat Phinehes. Phinehes begat Abisue.
5 Abisue begat Boki. Boki begat Ozi
6 Ozi begat Zarahiah. Zarahiah begat Meraioth.
7 Meraioth begat Amariah. Amariah begat Ahitob.
8 Ahitob begat Zadoc. Zadoc begat Ahimaaz.
9 Ahimaaz begat Azariah. Azariah begat Iohanan.
10 Iohanan begat Azariah whyche mynystred in the temple that Salomon buylt in Ierusalem.
11 Azariah begat Amariah. Amariah begat Ahitob.
12 Ahitob begat Zadoc. Zadoc begat Selum.
13 Selum begat Helkiah. Helkiah begat Azariah.
14 Azariah begat Saraiah, Saraiah begat Iehozedec
15 whiche Iehozedec when the Lorde caried awaye Iuda and Ierusalem by the hand of Nabuchodonozor, went wyth them.
16 The sonnes of Leui now are these: Gersom, Cahath and Merari.
17 And these be the names of the sonnes of Gersom: Lobni and Semei.
18 And the sonnes of Cahath were Amram, Izahar, Hebron and Oziel,
19 the sonnes of Merari: Moholi and Musi These are the kynreddes of Leui concernynge theyr auncient fathers.
20 The sonnes of Gersom was Lobni, and hys sonne Iahath, & his sonne Zamah,
21 and hys sonne Ioah, and his sonne Ado, and his sonne Zerah, and hys sonne Ieathrai.
22 The sonnes of Cahath: Aminadab and his sonne Careh, and hys sonne Assir,
23 and hys sonne Elcanah, and hys sonne Abiasaph, and hys sonne Asir,
24 and Thahath was his sonne, and Vriel hys sonne, and Oziah hys sonne, and Saul was hys sonne.
25 The sonnes of Elcanah: Amasai, Ahimoth
26 and Elcanah. The sonnes of Elcanah, Zophai whose sonne was Nahath,
27 and hys sonne Eliab and Ieroham hys sonne, and Elcanah hys sonne,
28 and Samuel the sonne of hym. And the sonnes of Samuel: the eldest Vasni and then Abiah.
29 The sonnes of Merari: Moholi, and his sonne Lobni, and his sonne Semei, and hys sonne Ozah
30 and hys sonne Samaa, and hys sonne Hagiah, and hys sonne Asaiah.
31 These be they whyche Dauid set for to singe in the house of the Lorde, after that the Arcke had reste.
32 And they mynystred before the dwellinge place of the tabernacle of wytnesse wyth syngynge, vntyll Salomon had buylt the temple of the Lorde in Ierusalem. And then they wayted on theyr offyces accordinge to the order of them.
33 These are they that wayted with theyr children of the sonnes of Cahath: Heman a synger, whyche was the sonne of Ioel, the sonne of Samuel.
34 The sonne of Elcanah, the sonne of Ieroham, the sonne of Eliel: the sonne of Thoah,
35 the sonne of Zuph, the sonne of Elcanah, the sonne of Mahath, the sonne of Amasai,
36 the sonne of Elcanah, the sonne of Ioel, the sonne of Asariah, şe sonne of Zophoniah:
37 the sonne of Thahath, the sonne of Asir, the sonne of Abiasaph the sonne of Coreh:
38 the sonne of Izahar, the sonne of Cahath: şe sonne of Leui the sonne of Israel.
39 And his brother Asaph stode on his ryght hande, whych was the sonne of Barachiah, the sonne of Samaa:
40 the sonne of Michael the sonne of Baasaiah, the sonne of Melchiah,
41 şe sonne of Athani, the sonne of Zarah, the sonne of Adaiach:
42 the sonne of Ethan, the sonne of Zamah, the sonne of Semei:
43 the sonne of Iahath, the sonne of Gersom, the sonne of Leui.
44 And theyr brethren the sonnes of Merari stode on the lefte hand: Ethan the sonne of Chusi, the sonne of Abdi, the sonne of Maloch:
45 the sonne of Hasabiah, the sonne of Amaziah, the sonne of Helkiah:
46 the sonne of Amazi, şe sonne of Boni, the sonne of Somer:
47 the sonne of Moholi, the sonne of Musi, the sonne of Merari, the sonne of Leui.
48 Their brethren the Leuites were apoynted vnto all maner seruyce of the tabernacle of the house of God.
49 But Aaron & his sonnes burnt vpon the aulter of burntofferynges and on the aulter of incense, and were apoynted vnto all that was to do in the place moste holy, and to make an attonement for Israel in all poyntes accordinge as Moses the seruaunt of God had commaunded.
50 These are the sonnes of Aaron: Eleazar, whose sonnes was Phinehes, and hys sonne Abisue:
51 and his sonne Boki, and the sonne of hym Ozi, and hys sonne Zarahia,
52 and the sonne of hym Meraioth, and his sonne Amariah, and the sonne of hym Ahitob:
53 and Zadoc hys sonne, and Ahimaaz his sonne.
54 And these are the dwellinge places of them in theyr townes and costes: I meane of the sonnes of Aaron of the kynredde of the Caathites, for so theyr lot fell.
55 They gaue vnto them Hebron in the lande of Iuda wyth the Suburbes roundeaboute yt.
56 But the countreye and vyllages pertaynynge therto, they gaue to Caleb the sonne of Iephoneh.
57 And to the sonnes of Aaron they gaue the Franchesed cytyes, Hebron and Lobnach, wyth theyr Suburbes: and Iathyr and Ethemoa wyth theyr Suburbes:
58 and Hilen wyth her Suburbes, and Dabir wyth her Suburbes:
59 and Asan wyth her Suburbes, and Bethsemes wyth her Suburbes.
60 And out of the trybe of Beniamin Gabee and her Suburbes, Alemath wyth her Suburbes, Anathoth wyth her Suburbes: so that al theyr cytyes amonge theyr kynreddes were .xiij.
61 And vnto the sonnes of Cahath the remnant of the kynne of the trybe, were cytyes geuen out of the halfe trybe of Manasseh by lote, ten cytyes.
62 And vnto the sonnes of Gersom amonge theyr kynreddes were geuen out of the trybe of Isacar & out of the trybe of Asser and out of the trybe of Nephthali: and out of the trybe of Manasseh in Basan, thyrtene cytyes.
63 And vnto the sonnes of Merari were geuen by lot amonge theyr kynreddes out of the trybe of Ruben, and out of the trybe of Gad, and out of the trybe of Zabulon, twelue cytyes.
64 And the chyldren of Israel gaue the Leuites suche cytyes wyth theyr Suburbes,
65 & that by Lot, out of the trybe of the chyldren of Iuda and of the trybe of Symeon and out of the trybe of the chyldren of Beniamin: euen the sayde cyties that are rehersed by name.
66 And concernynge the sonnes of Cahath, the cytyes of theyr coste were of the trybe of Ephraim.
67 In whych trybe they gaue vnto them the cytyes of Refuge: Sichem in mount Ephraim wyth her Suburbes, and Gaser wyth her Suburbes,
68 Iecmaam wyth her Suburbes, Bethhoron wyth her Suburbes,
69 Aialon wyth her Suburbes, and Geth Remon wyth her Suburbes.
70 And out of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, Aner wyth her Suburbes, and Baalam wyth her Suburbes amonge the kyndredes of the rennant of the sonnes of Cahath.
71 And vnto the sonnes of Gerson were geuen out of the kyndrede of the halfe trybe of Manasseh: Golon in Basan wyth her Suburbes and Astharoth wyth her Suburbes.
72 And out of the trybe of Isacar, Kedes wyth her Suburbes, Daberath wyth her Suburbes,
73 Ramoth with her Suburbes and Anem with her Suburbes.
74 And out of Asser, Masal wyth her Suburbes, Abdon with her Suburbes,
75 Hukok with her Suburbes & Rohob wyth her Suburbes.
76 And out of the trybe of Nephthali, Kedes in Galilea wyth her Suburbes, Hamon wyth her Suburbes, and Kariathiarim wyth her Suburbes.
77 And vnto the rest of the children of Merari were geuen out of the trybe of Zabulon, Remono with her suburbes & Thabor wyth her suburbes.
78 And on the other syde Iordan by Iericho euen on the east syde of Iordan were geuen them out of the trybe of Ruben: Bozor in the wildernesse wyth her suburbes Iahezah with her suburbes,
79 Rademoth with her suburbes. Mephath with her suburbes.
80 And out of the trybe of Gad, Ramoth in Gallad wyth her suburbes, Mahanaim with her suburbes,
81 Hesebon wyth her suburbes, and Iezer wyth her suburbes.

 

CHAPTER 7

 

1 The sonnes of Isacar: Thola Phuah Iasub and Samron, foure.
2 The sonnes of Thola: Ozi, Rephaiah Ieriel, Iathamai, Iebsam & Samuel whiche were heades in the auncyent housholdes of Thola & men of myghte amonge theyr kynreddes: the numbre of them in the dayes of Dauid were two & twentye thousande and syxe hundred.
3 The sonnes of Ozi: Izrahiah. The sonnes Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah Ioel, Iesiah, fyue headmen in al.
4 And amonge them in theyr kynreddes & auncyent housholdes sixe & thyrtye thousand men prepared to warre: For they had many wyues and sonnes.
5 And of theyr brethren amonge all the kynreddes of Isacar were rekened of men of warre foure skore and seuen thousande in al.
6 The sonnes of Beniamin: Bale, Bochor & Iadiael, thre.
7 The sonnes of Bale: Ezbon, Ozi, Oziel, Ierimoth and Vri, fyue heades auncient houses and men of myghte & were in numbre .xxij. thousande and .xxxiiij.
8 The sonnes of Bochor, Zamirah, Ioas, Eliezer, Elioenai, Amri, Ierimoth, Abiah, Anathoth and Alamath. Al these are the children of Bochor,
9 & were rekened in their kindredes with the heades of the auncient housholdes of them that were men of power, twentye thousande and two hundred.
10 The sonnes of Iediael: Balahan. The sonnes of Balahan: Ieus, Beniamin, Ahud and Canaanah, Zetham, Tharsis and Ahisahar.
11 All these are the sonnes of Iediael and auncient heades and men of myghte .xvij. thousande and two hundred that wente oute to battel.
12 And Suphim and Huphim were the chyldren of Ir. And the Husites were the chyldren of Aher.
13 The sonnes of Nephthali: Iahaziel, Guni Iezer and Selum, the chyldren of Balahah.
14 The sonnes of Manasseh: Azriel whyche Aramiah hys concubine bare: she bare also Machir the father of Galaad.
15 And Machir gaue to Huphim and Suphim wyues. And the name of hys syster was Maacah. And the name of another sonne was Zalphahad. And Zalphahad had doughters.
16 And Maacah the wyfe of Machir bare a sonne and called his name Pharez, and the name of his brother was Zares, and his sonnes were Vlom and Rekem.
17 The sonnes of Vlam was Badan. These are the sonnes of Galaad the sonne of Machir the sonne of Manasseh.
18 And hys syster Melcath bare Ieshud, Abieser and Mohulah:
19 And the sonnes of Semida were Ahaian, Sechem, Lekechi & Aniam.
20 The sonnes of Ephraim: Suthalah, whose sonne was Bared, and Thanath hys sonne, and hys sonne Eladah, and Thahath his sonne:
21 and Sabad his sonne, and Suthelah his sonne and Eser and Elead. And the men of Geth that were borne in the lande, slue them, because they were come doune to take awaye theyr catell.
22 And Ephraim theyr father mourned many a daye and hys brethren came to comforte him.
23 And he went into hys wyfe whyche conceyued and bare hym a sonne, and he called the name of it Bariah because it went euyll wyth hys housholde.
24 And hys doughter was Sarah, whych buylt Bethoron the nether and also the vpper, and Ozan Sarah.
25 And Raphah was hys sonne, whose sonne was Reseph, wyth hys brother Thaleh, whose sonne was Reseph, with hys brother Thaleh, whose sonne was Thahan,
26 and his sonne Laadam, and his sonne Amihud, and his sonne Elisama,
27 and his sonne Nun and hys sonne Iosua.
28 And their possessyon and habitacion was Bethel and the tounes that longed therto, & vnto the East of Naeran and on the westesyde of Gazer wyth the tounes therof, and Sichem wyth the tounes of the same, and Adaiah with her tounes,
29 and a longe by the borders of the chyldren of Manasseh, Bethsean wyth her tounes, Thaanah wyth her tounes, Magedo with her tounes and Dud wyth her tounes. In those dwelt the chyldren of Ioseph the sonne of Israel.
30 The sonnes of Aser: Iomnah, Iesuah, Isuai, Bariah & Serah theyr syster.
31 The sonnes of Bariah: Teber and Melchiel whych was the father of Barsayth.
32 And Heber begat Iaphleth, Somer, Hotham and Sua theyr syster.
33 The sonnes of Iaphlet: Phisah, Banahal and Asauath. These are the chyldren of Iaphlet.
34 The sonnes of Somer: Ahi, Rohagah, Iahubah and Eram.
35 And the sonnes of hys brother Helem were Zophah. Iemna, Seles and Amal.
36 The sonnes of Zophah. Suah, Harnepher, Sual, Bari, Iamrah,
37 Bozor, Hod, Sama, Silsa, Iethran and Beera.
38 The sonnes of Iether, Iephoneh, Phasaph, and Ara
39 the sonnes of Ola: Areh, Haniel and Rezia.
40 And these were the chyldren of Asser and heades of auncient houses and pure felowes and men of might and the head Lordes. And when they were numbred in araie to battel, they were in numbre .xxvi. thousand men.

 

CHAPTER 8

 

1 Beniamin begat Bale hys eldest sonne, Asbal the seconde, Aharah the thyrde,
2 Nohah the fourth and Raphah the fyfte.
3 And the sonnes of Bale were Adar, Gera, Abihud,
4 Abisua, Naaman, Ahohah,
5 Gera, Sephuphan and Huran.
6 And these are the sonnes of Ahud auncient heades amonge şe Enhabiters of Gabaa, which caryed them to Manahath:
7 Naaman, Ahiah and Gera, whyche Gera caried them awaye and begat Oza and Ahihud.
8 And he begat Saharaim in the countrey of Moab after he had sent them awaye, Husim and Barah was hys wyues.
9 And he begat of Hodes his wyfe Iobab, Zebia, Mosa, Malchan,
10 Ieuz Sachian and Marma. These are hys sonnes beynge auncient heades.
11 And of Husim he begat Ahithob and Elphaal.
12 The sonnes of Elphaal were, Eber, Misaam, and Samad whyche buylt Ono, Lod, and the tounes longynge therto:
13 and Barah and Sama, whyche were auncyent heades amonge the enhabiters of Aialon, and they draue out awaye the enhabiters of Geth.
14 And Haio, Sesac, Ierimoth,
15 Sabadiah, Arod, Edar,
16 Michael, Iespha, and Ioha, the sonnes of Bariah:
17 Zabadiah, Mosolam, Hezeki, Heber,
18 Isamari, Iesllah, Iobab the sonnes of Elphaal.
19 And Iakim, Zecri, Sabdi,
20 Elianai, Zelethai, Eliel,
21 Adaiah, Baraiah, Zamareth the sonnes of Semei.
22 And Iesphan, Eber, Eliel,
23 Abdon Zecri, Hanan,
24 Hananiah, Ailan, Anthothiah,
25 Iephdaiah and Phanuel are the sonnes of Sesac.
26 And Samsari, Sohoriah, Otholiah,
27 Iersiah, Eliah and Zechri are the sonnes of Ieroham,
28 These were auncient heades in theyr kynredes and dwelt in Ierusalem.
29 And at Gabaon dwelleth the father of Gabaon whose wyfe was called Maacah.
30 And his eldest sonne was Abdon, then Zur, Cis, Baal, Nadab,
31 Gedur, Ahaio & Zacher.
32 And Makeloth begat Samaah. And these also dwelt with theyr brethren in Ierusalem ouer agaynst them.
33 And Ner begat Cis, and Cis Saul, & Saul begat Iehonathan, Melchisua, Abinadab & Isbaal.
34 And the sonnes of Iehonathan was Meribbaal and Meribbaal begat Micah.
35 And the sonnes of Micah were Phithon, Melech, Tharea & Ahaz.
36 And Ahaz begat Iehoadah. And Iehoadah begat Elmoth, Asmoth and Zamri. And Zamri begat Moza.
37 And Moza begat Banah, whose sonne was Raphah, & hys sonne was Elasah, and hys sonne Azel.
38 And Azel had syxe sonnes whose names are these: Esricam, Bochru, Ismael, Sariah, Obdiah, and Hanan. All these were şe sonnes of Azel.
39 And the sonnes of Asek his brother, were Vlam hys eldest, and Ieus the seconde and Eliphelet the thyrde.
40 And the sonnes of Vlam were mightie men and boowmen and had many sonnes and sonnes sounes, an hundred and fiftie. All these are the sonnes of Beniamin.

 

CHAPTER 9

 

1 And all Israel were numbred by kynredes: & se, they be written in the boke of the kynges of Israel. And Iuda were caried awaye to Babilon for theyr offences.
2 And the olde enhabiters that dwelt in theyr owne possessyons & cyties were Israel, the prestes, Leuites & Mathinetites.
3 But in Ierusalem dwelt of the children of Iuda, of the chyldren of Beniamin and of the chyldren of Ephraim & Manasseh.
4 Othai the sonne of Amihud the sonne of Amri the sonne of Omrai of the sonne of Boni of the chyldren of Pharez, the sonne of Iuda.
5 And of Siloni, Asiah the eldest and hys sonnes.
6 And of the sonnes of Zarah, Ieuel wyth theyr brethren .vi. hundred .xc.
7 And of the sonnes of Beniamin: Salo the sonne of Mosolam the sonne of Hoduiah, the sonne of Hasnuah,
8 and Iobaniah the sonne of Ieroham. And Elah the sonne of Ozi the sonne of Mochori. And Mosolam the sonne of Saphatiah the sonne of Rauel the sonne of Iebaniah
9 with other theyr brethren in theyr kynredes, nyne hundred fiftie & sixe. And all these were honorable heades in the auncient housholdes of them.
10 And of the priestes: Iedaiah, Iehoiarib & Iacin:
11 Azariah the sonne of Helkiah şe sonne of Mosolam, the sonne of Zadoc the sonne of Maraioth the sonne of Ahitob the chefeste in the house of God.
12 And Adaiah the sonne of Ierohan the sonne of Phashor the sonne of Melchiah. And Maasi the sonne of Adiel the sonne of Iehezrah the sonne of Mosolam the sonne of Mosolamoth şe sonne of Emer,
13 wt other their brethren heades in the auncyent housholdes of them, a thousande seuen hundred and thre skore actiue men in the worcke of the seruyce of the house of God.
14 And of the Leuites: Semeiah the sonne of Hasub, the sonne of Esricam, the sonne of Hasabiah of şe sonnes of Merari.
15 And Bacbakar the Carpenter and Galal. And Mathaniah the sonne of Micah, the sonne of Zecri the sonne of Asaph.
16 Obdiah the sonne of Semeiah the sonne of Galal the sonne of Iduthun. And Barachiah the sonne of Aza the sonne of Elcanah that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
17 The porters were Selum, Acub, Talmon and Ahiman with their brethren, Selum beyng the chefe.
18 For vnto that tyme they had watched at the kinges gate eastward in the tentes of the children of Leui by companyes.
19 And Selum the sonne of Coreh the sonne of Abiasaph şe sonne of Coreh with hys brethren the Corehites in the house of their fathers had their businesse and offyce to kepe şe dore of the tabernacle: for their fathers in şe Hoste of the Lorde kepte the enteringe.
20 And Phynehes the sonne of Eleazar was ruler ouer them before the Lord, whiche was wyth hym.
21 And Zachariah the sonne of Moselamiah kepte the dore of the tabernabcle of witnesse.
22 Al these were chosen felowes to kepe the tresholdes, two hundred and twelue, and were numbred in their villages. And them dyd Dauid and Samuel the sear institute in their fidelite.
23 And their children had the ouersighte of the gates of the house of the Lorde and of the house of the tabernacle to kepe them.
24 In foure quarters were şe kepers: toward the easte, west, north, and southe.
25 And theyr brethren that were in the countre came in their wekes as their course came about wyth them.
26 For the Leuites were commytted to be pryncypall porters of fydelyte. And they had the ouersight of the vestryes and treasures of şe house of God,
27 & laye all nyghte roundabout the house of God: because the kepyng therof pertayned to them, and to open it euery mournynge.
28 And certain of them had the rule of şe ministring vessels and brought them in & oute by tale.
29 And of them were certain apoynted to ouerse the vessels & al holy ornamentes, & of the floure, wine, oyle, frankincense & swete odoures.
30 But certayne of the sonnes of the priestes were set to make swete sauoures.
31 And Mathathiah one of the Leuites, the eldest sonne of Selum: the Corathite, had şe ouersight of the thinges that were baken in the fryenge panne.
32 And other of theyr brethren the sonnes of Cahath had şe ouersighte of the shewbred, to prepare agaynst all sabothes.
33 These are the syngers auncient heades amonge the Leuites deuyded by chambres: for they had to do bothe daye & nyght.
34 These were the auncient amonge şe Leuites in theyr generacions. And these dwelt at Ierusalem.
35 And in Gabaon dwelt Ieuell the father of Gabaon, whose wyfe was called Maacah.
36 And hys eldest sonne was Abdon, then Zur, Cis, Baal, Ner and Nadab:
37 Gedor, Ahio Zachariah and Makeloth.
38 And Makeloth begat Semaam. And they also dwelt wyth theyr brethren at Ierusalem, euen harde by them.
39 And Ner begat Cis, & Cis Saul. And Saul begat Iehonathan, Melchisua, Abinadab & Esbaal.
40 And the sonne of Iehonathan, was Meribbaal. And Meribbaal begat Micah,
41 & the sonnes of Micah were, Phiton, Melech and Thaharea.
42 And Ahaz begat Iaarah. And Iaarah begat Almath, Asmoth, Zamri. And Zamri begat Moza.
43 And Moza begat Baana whose sonne was Raphaia, and hys sonne was Eleasah, and his sonne Azel.
44 And Azel had sixe sonnes whose names are these: Ezricam, Bochru, Ismael, Sariah, Obdiah and Hanan. These are the sonnes of Azel.

 

CHAPTER 10

 

1 And the Philistines fought agaynst Israel. And the men of Israel fled before şe Philistines and were ouerthrowen & slayne in Mounte Gelboe.
2 And the Philistines folowed Saul and hys sonnes and slue Iehonathan, Abinadab and Melchisua the sonnes of Saul.
3 And the battell went sore agaynst Saul, in so moche that the shoters met hym, and he was wounded of the shoters.
4 Then sayde Saul to hys wepon bearer draw they swerde and thrust me thorowe therwyth, that these vncircumcised come not and do me shame. And his wepone bearer woulde not, but feared excedynglye. Wherupon Saul caught a swerde & fell vpon yt.
5 And when hys harnesbearer sawe şt Saul was deed, he fell on a swerde also and dyed.
6 And thus Saul and hys thre sonnes and all hys house dyed together.
7 And when all the men that dwelt in the valeyes, saw how they fled, & that Saul and his sonnes were dead they forsoke theyr cyties & ranne awaye, and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
8 And on the morow when the Philistines came to stripe the dead bodyes, they founde Saul and hys sonnes ouerthrowen in mounte Gelboe.
9 And when they had stript hym they toke hys head and hys harnesse and sent them into şe lande of the Philistines round aboute to shew tydynges vnto theyr Gods & to the people.
10 And they put hys harnesse in the houses of theyr Gods. But hys skulle they hanged in the house of Dagon.
11 And when all they of Iabes in Galaad hearde all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
12 all the men of warre arose & fet awaye the bodye of, Saul and the bodyes of hys sonnes and brought them to Iabes and buryed the bones of them vnder an ocke in Iabes, and fasted seuen dayes.
13 And so Saul dyed for hys trespace that he trespaced agaynst the Lorde, in that he kept not the worde of the Lorde, and in that he asked councell of a woman that wrought with a sprite,
14 and asked not of the Lorde. And therfore the Lorde killed hym & turned the kyngdome vnto Dauid the sonne of Iesai.

 

CHAPTER 11

 

1 Then all Israel gathered them selues to Dauid vnto Hebron, & sayde: se we be they bones and they fleshe.
2 And moreouer in tyme past, euen when Saul was kynge, thou leddest Israel out and in. And the Lorde thy God sayde vnto the: thou shalt fede my people Israel, and thou shalt be captayne ouer my people Israel.
3 And when al the elders of Israel were come to the kynge to Hebron, Dauid made a couenaunt with them there before the Lorde. And they annoynted Dauid king ouer Israell, accordynge to the worde of the Lorde by the hand of Samuel.
4 And Dauid and all Israell went to Ierusalem whyche is Iebus: for there dwelt the Iebusites the enhabiters of the lande.
5 And şe enhabiters of Iebus sayd to Dauid, thou comest not here. Neuerthelater Dauid wanne the castel of Sion, which is called the cytye of Dauid.
6 Then sayde Dauid: whosoeuer smyte the Iebusites fyrst, shalbe the pryncypall captayne & a Lord. And Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah went fyrst vp, and was therfore şe chefe captayne.
7 And because Dauid dwelt in the castel, therfore it was called the cytye of Dauid.
8 And he built şe cyty on euery syde euen from Milo roundeabout. But Ioab repared the reste of the cytye.
9 And Dauid prospered and waxed greate, and the Lorde of Hostes was wyth hym.
10 These are the principal men of powre şt claue to Dauid in hys kyngdome wyth all Israel, to make hym kynge vpon Israel accordinge to the worde of the Lorde.
11 And this is the numbre of the myghtye men whyche Dauid had: Isabaam the sonne of Hachamoni the chefe of .xxx. he lyfte vp hys spere agaynst .iij. hundred, & slue them at one tyme.
12 And after hym Eleazar the sonne of Dodo an Ahothite, which was one of the thre mightyest.
13 He was wyth Dauid at Phasdamin where the Philistines were gathered to battel. And there was there a parsell of ground full of barleye, and the people fled for feare of the Phylystines.
14 And they stepte forth into the myddes of the furlonge and saued it and slue the Philistines. And the Lord gaue a great victorye.
15 And the thre of the .xxx. chefe went to a rocke to Dauid at the caue Odolam. And şe Hoste of the Phylystines had pytched in the valey of Raphaim.
16 And Dauid was in an holde. And there was a garison of the Philistines at Bethlehem that same tyme.
17 And Dauid longed & sayde: Oh that one would geue me of the water of the well of Bethlehem that is in the gate, for to drincke.
18 And şe thre brake thorow the Host of the Philistines and drew of the water of the well of Bethlehem that was in the gate, and toke it and brought yt to Dauid. Neuerthelesse Dauid woulde not dryncke of yt, but offered yt to the Lorde,
19 and sayd: God forbyd yt me, that I shoulde do thys thynge, that I shoulde dryncke the bloude of these men that haue put theyr lyues in Ieopardye (for with şe Ieopardye of theyr lyues they brought yt) & therfore he woulde not dryncke it. This dyd the thre myghtyest.
20 And Abisai the brother of Ioab was capitayne of the thre, and he lyfte vp hys spere agaynst .iij. hundred and slue them, and had a name amonge the thre.
21 And he was moche more nobler then anye of the thre, and was theyre captayne. But was not lyke to any of the thre in actes.
22 Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada the sonne of a stronge man that had done great deades & was of Cabzeel: he slue two stronge lyons of Moab, & went downe and slue a Lyon in a pyt in tyme of snowe,
23 And he slue an Egipcian whyche was a man of a size, euen fyue cubytes longe, and in hys hand had a speare lyke a weuers beame. And the other went to hym wyth a waster and plucked the speare out of the Egipcians hande, and slue hym wyth hys speare.
24 Soche thynges dyd Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada, and had a nawe wyth the thre myghtyest,
25 and was the gloryousest of thyrtye: but attayned not vnto the thre. Also Dauid made hym of hys secret councell.
26 And these were the beste men of warre of the Hoste: Asahel the brother of Ioab and Elhanan the sonne of Dodo out of Bethlehem.
27 Samoth the Harorite, Helez the Phalonite:
28 Ira the sonne of Akes the Thekuite, Abieser the Anathothite:
29 Sobacai the Husathite, Ilai the Ahohite:
30 Maharai the Nethophathite and Heled the sonne of Baanah the Nethophatite:
31 Ithai the sonne of Rebai of Gabaah that pertayneth to the chyldren of Beniamin: Banaiah the Pharathonite:
32 Haurai of the ryuer of Gaas, and Abiel the Arbathite:
33 Azmoth the Baharumite, Elahaba the Saalbonite.
34 The sonnes of Hassem the Gezonite, Ionathan the sonne of Sagah, an Haratite:
35 Ahiam the sonne of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the sonne of Vr.
36 Hepher the Mecharathite, Ahiah the Phalonite:
37 Hezro the Carmelite and Naari the sonne of Azbai:
38 Ioel the brother of Nathan: Mibahar the sonne of Gari:
39 Zelec an Ammonite and Nahari a Berothite the bearer of the Harnesse of Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah:
40 Ira the Iethrite and Gareb a Iethrite
41 Vriah the Hethite, Zabad the sonne of Oholni:
42 Adina the sonne of Siza a Rubenite and an head amonge the Rubenites and .xxx. aboute hym:
43 Hanan the sonne of Maacah & Iosaphat a Mathanite:
44 Ozeah an Astharothite: Sama and Iaiel the sonnes of Hothan an Aroerite:
45 Iedial the sonne of Zamri and Ioha hys brother Thozites:
46 Eliel a Mahumite. And Ieribai and Iosoiah the sonnes of Elnaem and Iethmah a Moabite.
47 Eliel and Obed and Iasiel of Masobaiah.

 

CHAPTER 12

 

1 And these folowenge came to Dauid to Zikelag, whyle he yet kept hym selfe close for feare of Saul the sonne of Cis: and they were of the men that socoured the battell,
2 wepened wyth boowes, and coulde handle stones, arowes and bow as well wyth the lefte hande as wyth the ryght, and were of Sauls brethren, euen of şe trybe of Beniamin.
3 The chefest were Ahiezer and Ioas the sonnes of Samaah a Gobaonite, and Iaziel a Phalite, the sonnes of Azmoth. Baracah and Iehu of Anathoth.
4 And Isamaiah a Gabaonite as mightye as any of thyrtye and more myghtye to. And Ieremiah, Iehaziel, Iohanan and Iosabad of Gedor.
5 Eleusai, Ierimoth Baaliah Samariah and Saphatiah: Haraphites,
6 Elcanah, Iesiah, Azrael, Ioezer, Ioseboam of Karehim.
7 And Ioelah and Zabadiah the sonnes of Ieroham of Gedor.
8 And of the Gadites there separated them selues vnto Dauid when he kept an holde in the wildernesse, men of myghte and men apte for warre and coulde handle shylde & speare, whose faces were lyke the faces of Lyons, and they were therto as swifte as the Rooes of the mountaynes:
9 Ezer the fyrste, Obdiah the seconde, Eliab şe thyrde,
10 Masmannan the fourthe Ieremiah the fyfte,
11 Ethi the syxte, Eliel the seuenthe,
12 Iohanam the eight, Elsabad the nynthe,
13 Ieremiah the tenthe, and Macahbanai şe eleuenthe.
14 These were of the sonnes of Gad and were captaynes ouer the men of warre, the small ouer an hundred, and the greate ouer a thousande.
15 These are they that went ouer Iordan in the fyrste monethe, when he had fylled ouer all hys bancke. And they put to flight them of the valeye bothe of the East syde and also the Weste.
16 And there came of the chyldren of Beniamin and Iuda to the holde of Dauid.
17 And Dauid went out to them and answered and sayde to them: If ye be come peasablye vnto me, to helpe me, myne hert shalbe together with you. But and yf you come to begyle me and to be myne aduersarye, seynge ther is no wyckednes in myne handes, the God of oure fathers loke theron and rebuke yt.
18 And the spirite came vpon Amasai a captayne ouer .xxx. and he sayde, thyne are we Dauid, and on thy syde thou sonne of Iesai peace be wt the, and peace be with thine helpers, for thy God helpeth the. Then Dauid receyued them and made them heades of companyes of the men of warre.
19 And there felle of Manasseh to Dauid, when he went with the Philistines agaynst Saul to battel, but holpe them not. For the Lordes of the Philistines toke councel and sent him away saying: he wil fall to his maister Saul to the Ieopardye of oure heades.
20 And as he went to Zikelag there fell to him of Manasseh: Ednah Iozabad, Iediel, Michael, of Iozabad, Elihu and Zalthai, heades of şe thousandes of Manasseh.
21 And they holpe Dauid agaynst those rouers. For they were all myghtye men and Capitaynes in warre.
22 And there came one or other to Dauid daye by day to helpe him: vntyll it was a great Hoste, lyke the Hoste of God.
23 And this is the numbre of the heades prepared to battel, that came to Dauid to Hebron, to turne the kyngdom of Saul to hym, accordinge to the mouth of the Lord.
24 The chyldren of Iuda that bare shylde & sperre were sixe thousand and eight hundred trymmed to warre.
25 Of the chyldren of Symeon, men of myght to warre, seuen thousand and one hundred.
26 And of the chyldren of Leui were foure thousande and sixe hundred.
27 And Iehoiada was the chefe of them of Aaron, and with him thre thousand and seuen hundred.
28 And Zadock a younge man of greate power had hys fathers housholde wyth Capitaynes .xxij.
29 And of the chyldren of Beniamin the brethren of Saul, were thre thousand. And a great parte of them dyd yet folowe the house of Saul.
30 And of the chyldren of Ephraim, were .xx. thousand and eight hundred, men of myghte and named men in the housholdes of their fathers.
31 And of the halfe trybe of Manasseh .xviij. thousande, whyche were apoynted by name to go to make Dauid Kynge.
32 And of şe chyldren of Isacar, whyche were men that had vnderstandynge in the ryght tyme to knowe what Israel ought to do: The heedes of them were two hundred, and all theyr brethren at theyr wyll.
33 And of Zabulon that went out wyth the Hoste and proceded in the araye to battell wyth all maner of wepons of warre, fyftye thousande that kepte in order wyth one accorde.
34 And of Nephthali a thousande Capitaynes, and with them with shylde and speare .xxxvij. thousande.
35 And of Dan prepared to battell, were .xxviij. thousande and .vi. hundred.
36 And of Asser that went out wyth the Hoste to make battell, fourtie thousand.
37 And of the other syde Iordan, of the Rubenites, Gaddites and of the halfe trybe of Manasseh wyth all manner of instrumentes of warre an hundred and twentie thousand.
38 All these beynge men of warre able to ordre the araye, came to Hebron with pure herte, to make Dauid Kynge vpon all Israel. And therto all the rest of Israel was of one accorde to make Dauid Kynge.
39 And there they were with Dauid thre dayes eatynge & drynckyng: for theyr brethren prepared for them.
40 Moreouer they that were nye to them, as Isacar, Zabulon and Nephthali brought bredde on Asses, Camels, mules and oxen, & meate: floure, figges, reasyngs, wyne, oyle, oxen, and shepe aboundantlye. For there was myrthe in Israel.

 

CHAPTER 13

 

1 And Dauid counceled with the Capitaines of thousandes and hundredes, & with all the Lordes,
2 and sayde vnto all the congregacyon of Israel: If it seme you good & also to be of the Lord ouer God? Let vs take & sende vnto şe remnaunt of oure brethren thorow out all the land of Israel, & to the preastes and Leuites wyth them, in theyr cyties and suburbes, and geather them to geather to vs.
3 And lett vs brynge agayne the Arcke of the Lorde to vs: for we regarded yt not in the dayes of Saul.
4 And all the congregacion was content so to do, for the thynge semed good in the eyes of all the people.
5 And Dauid geathered all Israel to geather from Sihor in Egypt vnto Hemath, to bring the Arcke of the Lorde from Kariath Iarim.
6 And Dauid went vp & all Israel to Baalah, and so to Kariath Iarim that is in Iuda, to fet thence the Arcke of the God & Lorde that sytteth on the Cherubes. Where hys name is called on.
7 And they caryed the Arcke of God in a newe carte out of the house of Aminadab. And Oza & his brother draue şe carte.
8 And Dauid & all Israel played before God with all theyr myght, with syngyng, harpes, psalteries, tymbrelles and trompettes.
9 And when they came on the thressynge flowre of Chidon, Oza put forth his hande to holde the arcke, for the oxen stombled.
10 And the Lorde was wroth with Oza & smote hym, because he put hys hande to the Arcke. And there he dyed before God.
11 And Dauid was displeased, because the Lorde had rent a rent in Oza and called the sayde place Perez Oza vnto this daye.
12 And Dauid was so afrayed of God that daye, that he sayde, how shall I brynge the Arcke of God whome to me.
13 And so Dauid brought not şe Arcke home to him to the cytie of Dauid: But turned it in to the house of Obed Edom o Gethite.
14 And şe Arcke of God was wyth Obed Edom in his house, thre monethes. And the Lorde blessed the house of Obed Edom & all that he had.

 

CHAPTER 14

 

1 After that Hiram kynge of Tire sent messengers to Dauid and tymbre of Cedar trees with masons and Carpenters, to buylde hym an house.
2 Wherby Dauid perceyued that the Lorde had prepared hym to be kyng vpon Israel, in that his kyngdome was lifte vpon hye, because of hys people Israel.
3 And Dauid toke yet mo wyues at Ierusalem and begat mo sonnes & daughters.
4 And these are the names of his children which he had borne hym at Ierusalem: Samua, Sobab. Nathan, and Salomon:
5 Iebhar, Elisua and Eliphalet:
6 Noga, Nepheg and Iaphiah.
7 Elisama, Baliada and Eliphelet.
8 And when it was knowne among the Philistines that Dauid was anoynted kyng vpon all Israel, all the Philistines went vp to seke Dauid. And Dauid hearde of yt & went oute agaynst them.
9 And the Philistines came and praunsed in the valeye of Raphaim.
10 And Dauid asked God saying: shall I go agaynst the Philistines & wylt thou delyuer them into myne handes? And the Lorde sayde to hym: go, for I wyll delyuer them into thyne hande.
11 And when they were come as ferre as Baal Pharazim, Dauid bett them there. And Dauid sayde: God hathe deuyded myne enemyes with myne hande as a man wol deuyde water. And therfore they called the name of the sayde place Baal Pharazim.
12 And they lefte theyr Gods there, which Dauid badde to be burnt wyth fyre.
13 And the Philistines came agayne & ranne abroade in the valeye.
14 Then Dauid asked God: And God sayde to hym: go not after them, but turne awaye from them, & come vpon them strayght from the peere trees.
15 And when thou hearest a sounde go in the toppes of the peeretres, then go out to battell: for God will go out before the to smyte the hoste of the Philistines.
16 And Dauid dyd as God commaunded hym. And they smote the hoste of the Philistines all the waye from Gabaon to Gazer.
17 And the fame of Dauid went out into all landes, and the Lorde made all nacyons feare hym.

 

CHAPTER 15

 

1 And Dauid made hym houses in the citie of Dauid, & prepared a place for the Arcke of God, & pitched for yt a tent.
2 And then Dauid sayd, the Arcke of God ought not to be caryed but of the Leuites. For them hath the Lord chosen to beare the Arcke of the Lorde and to minystre to hym for euer.
3 And therfore Dauid geathered all Israel to Ierusalem, to fetche the Arcke of the Lord vnto the place, which he had ordeyned for it.
4 And Dauid brought together the children of Aaron & the Leuites.
5 Of the sonnes of Cahath: Vriel şe chefe, and of his brethren an hundred and .xx.
6 And of the chyldren of Merari: Asaiah the chefe, and of his brethren .ij. hundred and .xx.
7 And of şe sonnes of Gerson Ioel the chefe, and of his brethren an hundred and thyrtie.
8 And of the children of Elizaphan: Semeiah the chefe and of hys brethren two hundred.
9 And of the sonnes of Hebron Eliel the chefe, and of his brethren .lxxx.
10 And of the sonnes of Oziel, Aminadab the chefe, and of hys brethren an hundred and .xij.
11 And Dauid called to Zadock & Abiathar the preastes, and to the Leuites Vriel, Asaiah Ioel, Semeiah, Eliel & Aminadab:
12 & sayde vnto them: ye are the princypall heades of the Leuites, sanctefye therfore youre selues and youre brethren, and brynge the Arcke of the Lord God of Israel vnto the place şt I haue prepared for it.
13 For because ye were not ther at the fyrst tyme, the Lorde oure God made a rent amonge vs, for that we sought hym not as the fashion ought to be.
14 And the preastes and the Leuites sanctefied them selues, to fett the Arcke of the Lorde God of Israel.
15 And the chyldren of the Leuites bare the Arke of God vpon their shoulders with staues theron as Moses commaunded accordynge to the worde of the Lorde.
16 And Dauid spake to the chefe heades of the Leuites, şt they should appoynte of theyr brethren to synge wt instrumentes of musycke psalteries, harpes & symbales that sounded, and to synge on hye with Ioyfulnesse.
17 And the Leuites appoynted Heman the sonne of Ioel: and of his brethren, Asaph the sonne of Barachiah. And of the sonnes of Merari theyr brethren: Ethan the sonne of Cusaiahu.
18 And with them theyr brethren of the seconde degree: Zachariah, Ben, Iaaziel, Semiramoth Iahiel, Vni, Eliab, Banaiah, Maasiah, Mathathiah, Eliphelehu, Makaniah, Obed, Edom and Iaiel, porters.
19 Heman, Asah and Ethan sange with symbales of brasse to make a sound.
20 And Zachariah, Oziel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Ani, Eliab, Maasaiah and Bananiah sang with psalteris on an Almoth.
21 And Mathathiah, Eliphelehu, Makeniah, Obed Edom, Ieiel, and Ozaziah sange with harpes and eight aboue şe courage with all.
22 And Conaniah the chefe of the Leuites was maister of the songe and taught to synge, for he was a man of vnderstandinge.
23 And Barachiah and Elcanah kepte the dore of şe Arcke.
24 And Sacaniah, Iehosaphat, Nathanael, Amasai, Zachariah, Banaiah and Eliezer priestes were blowers wyth trompettes before the Arcke of God. And Obed, Edom and Iahiah were kepers of the dore of the Arcke.
25 And Dauid and the elders of Israel & the Capitaines ouer thousandes went to fet the Arcke of the apoyntement of the Lorde: oute of the house of Obed Edom with gladnesse.
26 And when God had holpe the Leuites that bare the Arcke of the apoyntement of the Lorde, they offered .vij. oxen and .vij. rammes.
27 And Dauid had on him an albe of bysse, & so had the Leuites that bare the Arcke, and so had the syngers, and Conaniah the ruler of the songe & of the syngers. And Dauid had moreouer vpon him an Ephod of lynen.
28 And al Israel brought the Arcke of the Lordes couenaunt wyth shoutynge and blowynge of hornes, & with trompettes and symbales that sounded, and wyth psalteries and harpes.
29 And as the Arcke of the appoyntment of the Lorde came into the cytye of Dauid, Michol the doughter of Saul loked oute at a wyndowe: and when she sawe kynge Dauid daunsyng and playinge, she despysed him in her herte.

 

CHAPTER 16

 

1 When they had brought in the Arcke of God they set in the tente that Dauid had pitched for it. And they brought burnt sacrifyce and peaceofferynges before God.
2 And when Dauid had made an ende of offerynge of burntofferynges and of peaceofferynges, he blessed the people wyth the name of the Lorde.
3 And he dealt all Israel bothe man and woman cracknell of breade a pece of fleshe and a messe of soppes.
4 And he appoynted certayne of the Leuites to ministre before the Lorde, and to repete, & to thanke and prayse the Lord God of Israel
5 euen Asaph the chefe, and next to him Zachariah then Ieiel, Semiramoth, Iehiel, Mathathiah, Eliab, Banaiah, Obed Edom, and Ieiel with Psalteries & Harpes. But Asaph wyth soundynge symbales
6 and Banaiah and Iahaziel pryestes wyth trompettes contynuallye before the Arcke of the couenaunt of God.
7 And that same tyme Dauid dyd appointe chefely to thanke the Lorde by Asaph and his brethren.
8 Thanke the lord, cal on his name, make his Actes knowen amonge the people.
9 Synge vnto hym and play vnto him, and recorde all hys wonderfull dedes.
10 Praise his holy name, and let the hertes of them that seke the Lorde reioyse.
11 Seke the Lorde and hys strengthe: Seke hys presence alwaye.
12 Remembre hys maruelles whych he dyd and his wonders, and the iudgementes of his mouthe.
13 The seade of Israel are his seruauntes: the children of Iacob are his chosen.
14 He is the Lord oure God: & in all landes are his iudgementes.
15 Thynke on hys appoyntmente euer, and on the worde he commaunded to a thousande generacyons.
16 Of his couenaunt to Abraham, and of his othe to Isaac:
17 which he set before Iacob for a decree, & to Israel for an euerlastynge couenaunt,
18 saying: to the I wyl geue the lande of Canaan, to be the porcyon of youre enheritaunce.
19 When you were a smalle company in nombre, euen but a few and therto straungers therin.
20 And they went from people to people, & from one kyngedom to another nacyon.
21 He suffered no man to do them wronge. But rebuked kynges for their sakes.
22 Touch not myne anoynted, nor do my Prophetes any harme.
23 Singe vnto the lord all the earthe: and shew from day to daye his victories.
24 Tell amonge the Heathen of hys glorye and amonge all nacyons of hys wonderfull deades.
25 For greate is the Lorde and to be praysed exceadyngly: & terrible is he aboue al Gods.
26 For al the Gods of the Heathen are Idoles. But the Lorde made heauen.
27 Prayse and honoure are in his presence: strength and gladnes are in hys place.
28 Asscribe to the lord ye kynredes of people. Asscribe to the Lorde glorye and strength.
29 Geue honoure vnto the Lordes name: brynge presentes and come before hym, and bowe to the Lorde in holy apparell.
30 All the earthe feare hym, he stablyshed the earthe that it can not moue.
31 The heauen reioyse and the earthe be glad, and let men tell amonge the nacyons that the Lorde is a kynge.
32 Let the sea thunder and hys fulnesse, and let the feldes reioyse, and all that is therin.
33 Moreouer let the trees of the wood rynge at the presence of the Lorde: for he cometh to iudge the earthe.
34 Thanke the Lorde for he is good, and his mercye lasteth euer:
35 and saye: saue vs o God oure sauyoure, and gather vs together, and delyuer vs from amonge the Heathen, to thanke thy holy name, and to prayse the with the prayse that becometh the.
36 Blessed be the Lorde God of Israel for euer and euer, and al nacyons saye Amen, so praysing the lord.
37 And he lefte there before the arcke of the Lordes couenaunt, Asaph and his brethren to mynystre before the Arcke euermore daye by daye.
38 And Obed Edom with hys brethren thre skore and eyght, and Obed Edom the sonne of Iduthun and Ozah to be porters.
39 And Zadock the pryeste wyth hys brethren the priestes set he before the tabernacle of the Lorde at the hylaulters at Gabaon,
40 to offer burntofferynges vnto the Lorde vpon the burntofferynge aulter perpetuallye at mornynge, and eueninge, accordynge to all that is wrytten in the lawe of the Lorde whyche he commaunded Israel.
41 And wyth them Heman and Iduthun, and other that were chosen and named by name, to thanke the Lord that hys mercye lasteth euer.
42 And wyth the sayde Heman and Iduthun were trompettes & soundyng simbales, & instrumentes of şe melody of God. And the sonnes of Iduthun were porters.
43 And then all the people departed, euery man to hys house: and Dauid returned to salute hys housholde.

 

CHAPTER 17

 

1 And as Dauid dwelt in his house he sayde to Nathan the prophete: Lo, I dwell in an house of Cedar tree, and the Arcke of the Lordes couenaunt dwelleth vnder curtaynes.
2 And Nathan sayde to Dauid: do all that is in thyne hert, for God is wt the.
3 But the same nyghte the worde of God came to Nathan sayinge:
4 go & tel Dauid my seruaunte, thus saith the Lorde: thou shalt not buylde me an house to dwell in.
5 For I haue dwelt in no house, sence I brought out the children of Israel vnto this daye: But haue gone from tent to tent, & from one tabernacle to another. Neyther in anye place wheresoeuer
6 I haue walked thorowe oute all Israel, spake I euer one worde to any of the iudges of Israel, whyche I commaunded to fede my people sayinge: why buyld ye me not an house of Cedar tree?
7 Nowe therfore thus saye vnto my seruaunt Dauid: thus sayth the Lorde of Hostes: I toke the oute of the pasture from after shepe, that thou shouldest be captain ouer my people Israel.
8 And I haue bene with the in al thou tokest in hande, and haue weded oute al thyne enemies oute of thy syghte, and haue made the a name like the name of the greatest men of the earthe.
9 And I wil ordeyne a place for my people Israell, and wyll make it fast, & they shall dwell vnder it, & shall moue no more. Neither shal the children of wickednesse vexe them any more as at the begynuynge,
10 & sence the tyme I commaunded Iudges to be ouer my people Israel, & wyl brynge vnder all thyne enemies (for I tolde the that the lord woulde buylde the an house.)
11 But when thy dayes be exspyred, şt thou must go after thy fathers, I wyll set vp thy seade after the, whiche shalbe of thy sonnes & wyl setle hys kyngedom.
12 He shall buyld my an house, and I wyll stablyshe hys seate for euer.
13 I wylbe hys father and he shalbe me sonne, and I wyll not put my mercy awaye from him, as I did from him that was before the.
14 But I wyl set him in myne house, and in my kyngdome for euer, and hys seate shalbe sure for euer.
15 When Nathan hath tolde Dauid according to all these wordes, & to al this vision,
16 kynge Dauid went & sate him before the lord & said: what am I O Lorde God and what is mine housholde, that thou hast promoted me thus ferre.
17 And yet this semed littell in thyne eyes O god. But that thou shouldest speake of thy seruauntes house for a great whyle to come: and hast loked vpon my as vpon a man of hye degre O Lorde God.
18 What can Dauid desire more of the, wherin thou shouldest make thy seruaunt more gloriouse? Thou knowest thy seruaunt:
19 & lord for thy seruauntes sake, euen accordyng to thyne own hert thou hast done all this magnificence, to shewe al bounteousnesse
20 Lorde, there is none lyke the, nor any God saue thou, accordyng to all that we haue hearde with our eares.
21 Moreouer what nacyon on the earth is lyke thy people Israel, which God went and redemed to be his own people, & to make the a name of excellencye & terriblenesse, with castyinge out nacyons from before thy people,
22 for euer, and thou Lord art become their God.
23 And now Lorde the thynge thou hast spoken concernynge thy seruaunt & his house be true for euer, and do as thou hast sayde.
24 And thy name continue & waxe great for euer, that it be sayde: the lorde of hostes, the God of Israel is God in Israel, and şe house of Dauid thy seruaunt be stable before the.
25 For thou lord hast tolde thy seruaunte, that thou wilt build him an house. And therfore thy seruaunt hath founde in his herte to praye before the.
26 And now Lorde thou arte the very God, and hast promised this goodnesse vnto thy seruaunte.
27 Now therfore go to and blesse şe house of thy seruaunte, that it may continue before the for euer. For what thou blessest O Lorde that is blessed for euer.

 

CHAPTER 18

 

1 And after that Dauid bet şe Philistines and subdewed them, and toke Geth & the townes that longed therto, out of the handes of the Philistines.
2 And he be the Moabites, and the Moabites became Dauids seruauntes, and payde hym trybute.
3 And Dauid bet Hadadezer kynge of Zobah vnto Hemath, as he went to brynge hys dominion vnto şe ryuer Euphrates.
4 And Dauid toke from him a thousande charettes and seuen thousande horsemen and twenty thousand fote men, and brake al the charettes, saue that he reserued of them an hundred.
5 Then came the Sirians of Damasco to helpe Hadadezer kinge of Zobah. And Dauid slue of the Sirians .xxij. thousande,
6 and put garysons in Siria Damasco. And the Sirians became Dauids seruauntes and brought him tribute. For the Lorde holpe Dauid in all that he went to.
7 And Dauid toke the shyldes of goulde şt were on the seruauntes of Hadadezer, and brought them to Ierusalem.
8 And from Tebahath & Chun, cytyes of Hadadezer, brought Dauid exceadynge muche brasse. Wherwith Salomon made the brasen sea, and the pyllers and the vesselles of brasse.
9 And when thou kynge of Hemath, heard how Dauid had beaten all the hoste of Hadadezer kynge of Zobach,
10 he sent Haduram his sonne to kynge Dauid, to salute him and to blesse him, because he had fought with Hadadezer & beaten him (for thou had warre wyth Hadadezer) and sent all maner and Iewelles of goulde, syluer & brasse with him.
11 And king Dauid dedicated them also vnto the Lord wt the syluer & goulde that he brought from all nacyons, from the Edomites, from the Moabites, from şe children of Ammon, from the Philistines, & from the Amalechites.
12 And Abisai şe sonne of Zaruiah slue of the Edomites in the salte valeye .xviij. thousande,
13 and put Soudiars in Edom, & all Edom became Dauids seruauntes, for the Lorde kepte Dauid in all that he toke in hande.
14 And Dauid raigned ouer all Israel, and dyd right and equyte vnto al his people.
15 And Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah was ouer the hoste, and Iehosaphat the sonne of Ahilud recorder,
16 and Zadock the sonne of Ahitob & Abimeleh şe sonne of Abiathar were the priestes, & Susa was scribe,
17 & Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the Cerethites, and the Phelethites, and the eldest sonnes of Dauid waited at the kinges hand.

 

CHAPTER 19

 

1 After thys it chaunced that Nahas kynge of the chyldren of Ammon dyed, & his sonne made king in his steade.
2 Then said Dauid: I wil shewe kindnesse vnto Hanon şe sonne of Nahas because hys father dealt kyndlye wyth me. And thervpon Dauid sent messengers to comforte hym ouer the death of hys father. And when the seruauntes of Dauid were come into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanon to comforte him,
3 the Lordes of the chyldren of Ammon sayd to Hanon: thynkest thou that Dauid dothe honoure thy father in thy syghte, that he hath sent comforters vnto the? Naye, but it is to searche & ouerthrowe, & to spye oute the lande, that hys seruauntes be come vnto the.
4 Whervpon Hanon toke Dauids seruauntes & shaued them, & cut of their cotes harde by their bottockes, & sent them awaye.
5 And there went şt tolde Dauid how the men were serued. And the kynge sent to mete them (for the men were exceadyngly ashamed) & sayd: tarye at Iericho, vntyll youre beardes be growen, and then returne.
6 And when the chyldren of Ammon sawe that they stanke in the nose of Dauid, Hanon & the chyldren of Ammon sent a thousand talentes of syluer to hyre them charettes, and horsemen out of Mesopotamia & out Siria Maacah & out of Zobah.
7 And they hired .xxxij. thousand charettes, & the kyng of Maacah & his people, whyche came and pytched before Midba. And the children of Ammon gathered them selues together from their cityes and went oute to battel.
8 And as sone as Dauid hearde of it, he sent Ioab with all the host of stronge men.
9 And şe children of Ammon came oute, & put them in araye to battell before the gate of the cytye. And the kynges that were come kepte them by them selues in the felde.
10 When Ioab sawe that the fronte of the battel was before hym and after, he chose out of all the youth of Israel, and put them in aray agaynst the Sirians.
11 And the rest of şe people he deliuered vnto Abisai his brother, that they shoulde put them selues in araye agaynst the chyldren of Ammon,
12 & sayde: Yf the Sirians be to stronge for me, succoure me, and yf the chyldren of Ammon be to good for the, I wil helpe the.
13 Plucke vp thyne herte, and let vs playe the men for oure peopels sake and for the cities of oure God, and the Lord do what semeth him beste.
14 And Ioab and the people şt were wyth hym drue nye to the Sirians, to fyght, & they fled before him.
15 And when the chyldren of Ammon sawe that şe Sirians were fled, they ranne awaye likewyse from Abisai his brother, and gat them into the cytie. And Ioab came to Ierusalem.
16 And when the Siriens saw, that they were put to şe worse of Israel, they sent messengers & fet out the Sirians that are beyonde the ryuer with Sophach the captayne of host of Hadadezer before them.
17 Whyche when it was tolde Dauid, he gathered all Israel, and went ouer Iordan, & went and set vpon them. And Dauid put him selfe in araye agaynst the Sirians, and they fought wyth him.
18 But the Sirians fled before Israel, and Dauid destroyed of the Siriens .vij. thousande charettes, and slue .xl. thousande fote men, and kylled Sophach the Captayne of the Hoste.
19 And when the seruauntes of Hadadezer sawe that they were put to the worse of Israel, they made peace with Dauid, and serued hym. Neyther woulde the Siriens helpe the children of Ammon any more.

 

CHAPTER 20

 

1 And the yeare folowynge aboute the tyme that kynges go oute a warre fare, Ioab caryed out the armye of the host, and destroied the countrey of the chyldren of Ammon, and went and beseged Rabah, and destroyed it. But Dauid boade at Ierusalem whyle Ioab smote Rabah, and destroyed it.
2 And Dauid toke the croune of their kynge of his heade, and founde therin the wayght of a talent of goulde, & there were preciouse stones in it, and it was set on Dauids head. And he brought out also the spoile of the cytye, whiche was exceading much:
3 & he brought oute the people that were in it, and tamed them with sawes and harowes of yron & with brakes, and so dealt Dauid wyth all the cytyes of the children of Ammon. And Dauid, and all the people came agayne to Ierusalem.
4 After that there arose warre at Gazer wyth the Philistines. At whych tyme Sobocai the Husathite slue Saphai, that was of the chyldren of Raphaim, & they were subdewed.
5 And there was battell again wyth the Philistines, and Elhanan the sonne of Iair slue Lahemi the brother of Goliath the Gethite, whose speare was lyke the beam of a weuer.
6 And there chaunsed yet agayne warre at Geth, where was a man of a syze with .xxiiij. fingers & toes, six on euery hand, & syx on euery fote, & was şe sonne of Haraphah & defyed Israel.
7 And Iehonathan the sonne of Samaa Dauids brother slue him.
8 These were borne of Haraphah at Geth, and were ouerthrowen by the hande of Dauid and of hys seruauntes.

 

CHAPTER 21

 

1 And Satan stode vp agaynste Israel, and persuaded Dauid to nombre Israel.
2 And Dauid sayde to Ioab and şe rulers of the people: go ye and nombre Israel from Bersabe to Dan, and brynge it to me that I may knowe the nombre of them.
3 And Ioab answered: the Lord make thy people an hundred tymes so many mo as they be. But my lord king, are they not al my lordes seruauntes: why then doth my lord requyre this thing? why shoulde my Lorde be a cause of trespace to Israel?
4 Neuerthelater the kynges wordes preuailed agaynst Ioab. And Ioab toke his waye. And went thorow oute all Israel, and came to Ierusalem,
5 and gaue the nombre of the counte of the people vnto Dauid. And al Israel were in nombre a thousand thousande, and an hundred thousande men that drewe swerde: and Iuda was .cccc.lxx. thousand men that drewe swerde.
6 But the Leuites and Beniamin he counted not amonge them. For the kynges deade semed abominable to Ioab.
7 And the şe Lord dyspleased wt this thing, & smote Israel.
8 Then sayde Dauid to God: I haue synned exceadingly in doyinge thys thynge. Neuerthelesse yet do awaye the wekednesse of thy seruaunte, for I haue done aboue measure folyshly.
9 And the Lorde spake vnto Gad Dauids sear of vysions saying:
10 go and tel Dauid sayinge. Thus sayth the Lorde: I geue the the chose of thre thynges: chose the one of them, that I maye do vnto the.
11 And Gad came to Dauid and sayde vnto him. Thus sayth the Lorde.
12 Chose the eyther thre yeares famyshement, or thre monethes to be consumed of thine aduersaries, the swerde of thyne enemyes ouertakynge the: or else the swerde of the Lord thre dayes and pestilence in the lande, the Aungel of the Lorde destroyinge thorowe oute all the coastes of Israel. And now aduise thy self what word I shal brynge againe to hym that sent me.
13 And Dauid sayde to Gad: I am in an exceadynge strayte. But let me fal into the handes of the Lord, for passynge great in his mercye, and let me not falle into the handes of men.
14 And the Lorde sent pestilence vpon all Israel, so that there were ouerthrowen of Israel .lxx. thousande men
15 And God sent the Aungel to Ierusalem to destroye it. And as he was about to destroye, the Lorde behelde and had compassion on the wretchednesse, and sayde to the Aungell that destroyed, it is ynoughe, nowe cease thyne hand. And the Aungel of şe Lorde stode by the thressyng floure of Ornan the Iebusite.
16 And Dauid lyfte vp hys eyes & saw the Aungel of the Lorde stand betwene the earth and heauen with a drawen swerde in his hande stretched oute towarde Ierusalem. Then fel Dauid & the elders of Israel clothed in sacke vpon their faces.
17 And Dauid said vnto God: Is it not I that commaunded to nombre the people? And I am he that haue sinned and done euyl in deade. But what haue these shepe done? let thyne hande therfore O Lorde God, be on me and on my fathers house, and not on thy people to destroye them.
18 And the Aungell commaunded Gad to saye to Dauid, that Dauid should go & rere vp an aulter vnto the Lorde, in the thressyng floure of Ornan the Iebusite.
19 And Dauid went at the saying of Gad whyche spake in the name of the Lorde.
20 And Ornan turned aboute and saw the Aungel, & hys foure sonnes with him & hyd them selues: for Ornan was thressynge whete.
21 And Dauid came to Ornan. And when Ornan loked and sawe Dauid, he went oute of the thressyng floure, & bowed himselfe to Dauid with his face to the grounde.
22 And Dauid sayde to Ornan: geue me the place of the thressyng flour, that I maye build an aulter therin vnto the Lorde. Let me haue it for as muche money as it is worthe, that the plage may cease from the people.
23 And Ornan sayde to Dauid, take it to the, and let my lord kynge do that semeth good in his eyes. Se, I geue the oxen for a burntsacryfice, & the thressynge sleades for wood, & wheate for meateofferynge. I geue it all.
24 But kyng Dauid said to Ornan: not so, but I wil bye it for as much moneye as it is worthe. I wyll not take that, whiche is thine, for the Lord, and offer burntofferynges wythoute coste.
25 And so Dauid gaue to Ornan for the place sycles of goulde .vi. hundred by wayght.
26 And Dauid buylt there an aulter vnto the Lorde & offered burntofferinges & peaceofferinges, & called vnto the Lorde & he hearde him from heauen in fyre vpon the aulter of burntofferyng.
27 And the Lorde commaunded the aungel to put vp his swerde agayne into the shethe of it.
28 At that tyme when Dauid sawe, that the Lorde had hearde him in the thressyng floure of Ornan the Iebusite, he vsed to offer there.
29 For the tabernacle of the Lorde, which Moses made in the wyldernesse, & the aulter of burntofferynge were at the ceason in the hyll at Gabaon.
30 And Dauid coulde not go before it to seke God, because he was afrayde of the swerde of şe Aungel of the Lorde.

 

CHAPTER 22

 

1 (21:31) And Dauid sayd: this is the house of şe lord God, & thys is the burntofferynge aulter for Israel.
2 (22:1) And Dauid commaunded to gather the straungers that were in the land of Israel, & set şe hewers to hew stone, to buylde the house of God.
3 (22:2) And Dauid prepared plentye of yron for nayles to the dores, of the gates, and to ioyne with all, & aboundance of brasse without waighte,
4 (22:3) & of Cedar trees withoute nombre, For the Zidons and they of Tire brought much Cedar wood to Dauid.
5 (22:4) For Dauid thus thought: Salomon my sonne is younge and tender, and the house that is to be buylt for the Lorde, must exceade in greatnesse, that it maye be spoken of and praysed in all landes. I wyll therfore make ordynaunce for it. And so Dauid prepared aboundance before hys death.
6 (22:5) And he called Salomon hys sonne and charged hym to buylde an house for the lord God of Israel.
7 (22:6) And Dauid sayd to Salomon: my sonne: I had in myne hert to buylde an house vnto the name of the Lorde my God.
8 (22:7) But the worde of the Lorde came to me sayinge: thou hast shed muche bloude, and hast made many battelles. Thou shalt not buylt an house for my name, for thou hast shed muche bloude to the earthe in my syght.
9 (22:8) Behold, a sonne shalbe borne the, whych shalbe a man of reste, for I will geue him reste from al his enemies round aboute. And his name shalbe Salomon: for I wyl sende rest and peace vpon Israel in his dayes.
10 (22:9) He shall buylde an house for my name & he shalbe my sonne, and I wil be his father, and wyl stablyshe the seate of his kingedom vpon Israel for euer.
11 (22:10) Now my sonne, the lord be with the, that thou mayst prospere & buyld the house of the Lorde thy God, as he hathe sayde of the.
12 (22:11) And the Lord geue thy wysdom & vnderstandynge, & make the gouerner of Israel, & to kepe the law of the lord thy God.
13 (22:12) For then thou shalt prospere. Yf thou shalte be dylygent to do the ordynaunces and lawes whiche the Lorde charged Moses with, to delyuer to Israell. Plucke vp thyne hert and be strong, dread not nor be discouraged.
14 (22:13) Behold in myne aduersite I haue prepared for şe house of the Lorde an hundred thousand talentes of goulde, and a thousande talentes of syluer and as for brasse, and yron can not be numbred, it is so muche. And I haue prepared timbre and stone, and thou shalt prouyde more therto.
15 (22:14) Moreouer thou hast worckmen ynowe & masons and carpenters to worke in stone & timbre, and all maner of wyse men, for whatsoeuer worke it be.
16 (22:15) And of gould, siluer, brasse and yron there is no nombre. Vp therfore & set vpon it, and the Lorde shalbe wyth the.
17 (22:16) And Dauid commaunded all the Lordes of Israel, to helpe Salomon his sonne saying:
18 (22:17) Is not the Lorde youre God with you? and hath he not geuen you rest on euery syde? for he hath geuen the enhabitoures of the lande into myne hande, and the lande is subdued before the Lorde and before hys people.
19 (22:18) Nowe therfore set your hertes and youre soules, to seke the Lord youre God. And vp & buylde ye the temple of the Lorde God, to brynge the Arcke of the couenaunt of the Lorde, and the holy vesselles of God into the house so buylt for the name of the Lorde.

 

CHAPTER 23

 

1 And when Dauid was olde and stryken in yeares, he made Salomon hys sonne king ouer Israel.
2 And then he gathered together al the Lordes of Israel wt the pryestes & the Leuites.
3 And the Leuites were numbred from .xxx. year & aboue, and he tale of them in men polle by polle was .xxxviij. thousande.
4 Of whiche .xxiiij. thousand were set to forther the worcke of the house of the Lorde. And syxe thousand were officers & Iudges.
5 Four thousand were porters and four thousand praised the Lord with suche instrumentes as Dauid had made to prayse with all.
6 And Dauid put an ordre amonge the chyldren of Leui: Gerson, Cahath and Merari:
7 Of the Gersonites was Laadan and Semei:
8 The sonnes of Laadan: the chefe was Iehiel, and then Zethan and Ioel, thre.
9 The sonnes of Semei, Salomith, Haziel, and Haram, thre. These were the auncient heades of Laadan.
10 And the sonnes of Semei were also Iahath Zinah, Iaus and Bariah: these foure were the sonnes of Semei.
11 And Iahath was the chefe, Zinah the seconde. But Iaus and Bariah had no many sonnes, and therfore they were rekened for one auncient housholde.
12 The sonnes of Cahath: Amram, Izahar, Hebron & Vziel, foure.
13 The sonnes of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was appoynted to consecrate in the place moost holy, with his sonnes for euer: & to burne the offerynges before the Lorde, and to ministre, & to blesse in his name for euer.
14 And as for Moses the man of God, hys chyldren were named wt the trybe of Leui.
15 The sonnes of Moses: Gerson & Eliezer.
16 And of the sonnes of Gerzon: Sabael was şe chefe.
17 The sonnes of Eliezer: Rohabiah the chefe. And Eliezer had no nother sonnes: But the sonnes of Rohabiah were very manye.
18 And of the sonnes of Izahar: Salomi, the chefe.
19 The sonnes of Hebron: Ieriahu, the fyrste, Amariah the seconde, Iahaziel the thirde, and Iecmaam the fourthe.
20 The sonnes of Vziel: Micah the fyrste and Iesiah the seconde.
21 The sonnes of Merari: Mahali, and Musi, the sonnes of Mahali: Eleazar and Cis.
22 And Eleazar died and had no sonnes but doughters onlye, whiche their brethren the sonnes of Cis toke.
23 The sonnes of Musi: Mahali, Eder, and Ierumuth, thre.
24 These are the children of Leui in the housholdes of their fathers the auncyent heades, vewed and nombred by name and polle by polle from twentye yeare and aboue, to worcke in the seruyce of the house of the Lorde.
25 For Dauid sayde: the Lorde God of Israel hath geuen reste vnto his people, and they shall dwelle in Ierusalem for euer.
26 Moreouer the Leuites shoulde now no more beare the tabernacle and all the vesselles şt pertayneth to the seruice therof.
27 But at the last commaundement of Dauid,
28 the Leuites were nombred from twenty yeare and aboue to wayte at the handes of the sonnes of Aaron in the seruyce of the house of the Lorde, & to haue the ouersyghte of the courtes, and of the store houses, and of the purefyinge of all holye thynges, and of the worcke of the thynges that serued for the house of God,
29 as the shewe breade, the fyne floure, the meateofferynges, the flannes of swete breade, and of the thinges baken in the frying panne, or broiled on the grydyron, and on all maner measures & cyse,
30 and to wayte euery morning to thanke and prayse the Lorde, and lykewyse at euen.
31 And to wayte on euery offerynge and burnt sacrifices vnto the Lorde, the Sabbothes and fyrst daies of the monethes, and other feastful dayes by nombre and custome, was their office euer before the Lorde.
32 And that they shoulde wayte on the tabernacle of wytnesse and on the holy place, and on the sonnes of Aaron their brethren, in the seruice of the house of the Lorde.

 

CHAPTER 24

 

1 The deuision of şe sonnes of Aaron, Nabad, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2 But Nabad & Abihu died before their father, & hath not chyldren. And Eleazar & Ithamar were the priestes.
3 And Dauid ordered them on this maner: Zadock of the sonnes of Eleazar and Ahimelek of the sonnes of Ithamar to be in office by course.
4 And there were mo myghtye heades found of the sonnes of Eleazar, then of the sonnes of Ithamar. And they deuided them into .xvi. heades of auncient housholdes of the sonnes of Eleazar, & eyght of the sonnes of Ithamar.
5 And they put them in order by lot, one wyth another, that there shoulde be rulers in the sanctuarye and Lordes before God as well of the sonnes of Ithamar, as of the sonnes of Eleazar.
6 And Semeiah the sonne of Nathaneel the Scribe of the Leuites wrote them before the kynge and the Lordes, and before Zadock the pryeste, and Ahimelek the sonne of Abiathar, & before the auncient heades of the priestes & of the Leuites: one principal houshould for Eleazar and one for Ithamar.
7 And the fyrst lot fell to Iehoiarib. The seconde to Iedaiah.
8 The thirde to Harim. The fourth to Seorim.
9 The fyft to Melchiah. The sixte to Miamin.
10 The seuenth to Hakes. The eyght to Abiah.
11 The nynthe to Iesua. The tenth to Secaniah.
12 The leuenth to Eliasib. The twelueth to Iakim.
13 The thirtene to Huphah. The fourtene to Isbaab.
14 The fyftene to Belgah. The syxtene to Emer.
15 The seuentene to Hezir. The eyghtene to Haphzez.
16 The nynetene to Pathahaiah. The twentye to Iehesekiel.
17 The twentie & one to Iacin. The .xxij. to Gamul.
18 The .xxiij. to Delaiahu. The .xxiiij. to Maasiahu.
19 This is the order of them in their offices, to come into the house of the Lord accordinge to their maner vnder Aaron their father, as the Lorde God of Israel commaunded.
20 The rest of the sonnes of Leui: of the sonnes of Amram, Subael. Of şe sonnes of Subael Iedehiabu.
21 Of the sonnes of Rohabiah, şe fyrst Iesiah.
22 Of the Izaharites, Salemoth. Of the sonnes of Salemoth, Iahath.
23 And the sonnes of Hebron were Ieriahu the fyrste, Amariah the seconde, Iahaziel the thirde, Iekameam the fourthe.
24 Of the sonnes of Vsiel, Micah. Of the sonnes of Micah, Samir.
25 The brother of Micah was Iesiah. Of the sonnes of Iesiah, Zachariah.
26 The sonnes of Merari were Mahali and Musi. The sonnes of Iaaziahu, Beno.
27 The sonnes of Merari by Iaaziahu, Beno, Sohem, Zacur and Ebri.
28 Maheli had Eleazar, whyche had no sonnes.
29 The sonnes of Kis: Ierahemel.
30 The sonnes of Musi: Mahali, Eder and Iermoth. These are of the children of Leui in the housholdes of their fathers.
31 And these cast lottes next to their brethren the sonnes of Aaron, before Dauid the kynge and Zadock and Ahimelec, and the auncient heades and priestes of the Leuites, as wel the youngest brother as an auncient heade.

 

CHAPTER 25

 

1 And Dauid and the captaines of the hoste appoynted out to do seruice, the sonnes of Asaph of Heman and Iduthun, whiche dyd prophesie with harpes psalteries & symbales: & the multytude of them were men to do seruyce in their offices.
2 The sonnes of Asaph: Zaur, Ioseph, Nathaniah, Aserealah, to wayte on Asaph, whyche prophesyed by the kynge.
3 The sonnes of Iduthun: Godoliah, Zuri, Isaiah, Rasabiah and Mathathiah, Semei, syxe, at the handes of their fathers Iduthun wyth harpes: which Iduthun prophesyed for to thanke and prayse the Lord.
4 The sonnes of Heman: Bokiahu, Mathaniah, Vziel, Zubuell, Ierimoth, Hananiah, Hanam, Eliathat, Gedalthi, Romanthi Ezer, Iesbokasah, Malothi, Hothir and Mahazioth.
5 All these were the sonnes of Heman the kynges Sear of vysions with the worde of God, to lyfte vp the horne. God gaue to Heman .xiiij. sonnes, and thre doughters.
6 All these were at the hande of their father to synge in the house of the lord with symbales, psalteries, and harpes in the seruyce of the house of God. And at the hand of the king was Asaph, Iduthun and Heman.
7 But the multitude of them were with theyr brethren that were connynge in the songe of şe Lord. And the nombre of al that taught, were two hundred four skore and eyght.
8 And they cast Lottes indifferentlye how they shoulde wayte as wel the smalle as the greate, the scoler as well as the skole mayster.
9 And the fyrste lot of Asaph fell to Ioseph. The seconde to Godoliah with hys brethren & sonnes, twelue personnes.
10 The thyrde fel to Zacur with hys sonnes & brethren beyng .xij. personnes.
11 The fourth to Izari with his sonnes and brethren twelue personnes.
12 The fyfte to Nathaniah wyth hys sonnes and brethren twelue personnes.
13 The syxte to Bokiahu with his sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
14 The seuenth to Isarelah with hys sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
15 The .viij. to Isaiah wyth hys sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
16 The nynthe to Mathaniah wyth his sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
17 The tenth to Semei wyth hys sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
18 The eleuenth to Azaraell with hys sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
19 The twelueth to Hasabiah with hys sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
20 The thyrtene to Subuel with his sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
21 The fourtene to Mathathiah with his sonnes & brethren twelue personnes.
22 The fyftene to Iermoth wyth his sonnes and brethren twelue persons.
23 The syxtene to Hananiah with hys sonnes and brethren twelue personnes.
24 The seuentene to Iesbokasah with hys sonnes & brethren twelue persons.
25 The eyghtene to Hanani with his sonnes and brethren twelue personnes.
26 The nientene to Malothi with his sonnes and brethren twelue personnes.
27 The twentye to Eliathah wyth hys sonnes and brethren twelue personnes.
28 The .xxi. to Hothir with hys sonnes & brethren .xij. personnes.
29 The .xxij. to Gedalthi with his sonnes and brethren .xij. personnes.
30 The .xxiij. Mahazioth wyth hys sonnes and brethren .xij. personnes.
31 The .xxiiij. to Romanthi Ezer wyth his sonnes and brethren .xij. personnes.

 

CHAPTER 26

 

1 The deuysyon of the porters amonge the Corehites: Meselemiah the sonne of Koreh of the chyldren of Asaph.
2 And the sonnes of Mesemiah were these: Zachariah the eldest, Iadiel the seconde, Zabadiah the thyrde, Iathaniel the fourth,
3 Elam the fyfte, Iehohanan the syxte Elioenai the seuenthe.
4 And Obed Edom had sonnes: Semeiah the eldest, Iehosabad the second, Ioah the thyrd, Sacar the fourth, Nathanael the fyfte,
5 Amiel the sixte, Isacar the seuenth, and Polathai the .viij. for God had blessed hym.
6 And vnto Semeiah hys sonne were sonnes borne that ruled in the house of theyr father, for they were men of myghte.
7 The sonnes of Semeiah: Othni, Raphael, Obed and Elzabad & his brethren men of actyuite, Elihu and Samachiah.
8 All these were of the chyldren of Obed Edom, whiche with theyr brethren and theyr chyldren, actiue men & of strength to do seruice, were .lxij. of Obed Edom.
9 And Meseleniah had sonnes and brethren, actyue men, .xviij.
10 And Hosah of the chyldren of Merari, had sonnes: semri the chefe, yet he was not the eldest, but hys father made hym the chefeste.
11 Helkiah the seconde, Tabeliah the thyrde and Zachariah the fourth: so that all the sonnes & brethren of Hosah were .xiij.
12 Vnto these was deuyded the offyce of the portershepe as vnto heades ouer the men that wayted with theyr brethren, and mynistred in the house of the Lorde.
13 And they caste lottes, the smalle as well as the greate in the housholdes of theyr fathers, from gate to gate.
14 And the Eest lot fell to Selemiah. And for Zachariah hys sonne a wise counceler, they cast lottes, and hys lot came out towarde the North.
15 And Obed Edoms lot fell to the south. And to hys sonnes fell the councel houses.
16 And to Suphim and Hosah fell the weste with the gate Salecheth, where the waye ascendeth vpwarde, the one waye beynge faste by the other.
17 In the Eest kepte syxe Leuytes: in şe North .iiij. a daye, & in the south .iiij. a daye, and in euerye councell house two, & in the watchhouses,
18 on şe hye waye westwarde foure: two in a house.
19 These are the dyuysyons of the porters among the sonnes of Koreh & the sonnes of Merari.
20 And of the Leuites Ahiah had the ouersight of the treasure of the house of God, and of the treasure of the dedicate thynges.
21 As concernynge the sonnes of Laadan whiche were Gersonites. Laadan had auncyent fathers. Laadan the Gersonite had Iehieli.
22 The sonnes of Iehieli: Zethan & Ioel his brother, which were ouer the treasures of the house of the Lorde.
23 Amonge the Amramites, Izaharites, Hebronites & Ozielites,
24 was Subuel the sonne of Gerson the sonne of Moses a ruler ouer the treasure.
25 And of hys brethren the sonnes of Eliezer, was Rahabiah, whose sonne was Isaiah, & his sonne was Ioram, & hys sonne Zechri, and hys sonne was Selomith,
26 which Selomith and hys brethren were ouer all the treasures of the dedycate gyftes which Dauid the king, & the auncyent heades of the captaynes ouer thousandes & hundredes, and the capitaynes of the hoste had dedicated
27 of the spoyle wonne in battell, to mayntayne the house of the Lord:
28 & ouer al that Samuel the sear & Saule the sonne of Cis, and Abner the sonne of Ner, and Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah had dedicated. All that was dedicated, was vnder the hande of Selomith & of hys brethren.
29 Of the Izaharites Conaniah and hys sonnes were in businesses wythout forth made offycers and iudges ouer Israel.
30 And of the Hebronites Hasabiah & hys brethren men of actiuite a thousande & .vij. hundred were offycers in Israell on thys syde Iordan westwarde, in all busynesses of the Lorde and seruyce of the kynge.
31 And Iediah was the chefeste amonge the kynredes and fathers of the Hebronites. And in the fourtye yeare of the kyngedom of Dauid they were fought for. And there were founde of them men of actyuyte at Iezer in Galaad.
32 And hys brethren were in men of actiuite, two thousande & seuen hundred auncient heades, whiche Kynge Dauid made rulers ouer the Rubenites, Gaddites & the half tribe of Manasseh in all maters pertaynynge to God and busynesses of the kynge.

 

CHAPTER 27

 

1 To speake of the chyldren of Israel: in the nombre of them were auncyent heades & capitaynes of thousandes & hundredes, and offycers that serued the kyng in all thynge accordyng to the companyes that came in or wente out, moneth by moneth, thorouout all the monethes of the yeare. And euerye companye had .xxiiij. thousande.
2 Ouer the fyrste companye in the fyrste moneth, was Iasoboam the sonne of Zabdyel. And in hys nombre were .xxiiij. thousande.
3 And the chefest of all the capytaynes in the host of the fyrste moneth was of the chyldren of Pharez.
4 Ouer the company of the second moneth Dodai an Ahohite, and in hys hoste was Makeloth a ruler. And in hys company were .xxiiij. thousande.
5 The chefe captayne of the thyrde host in the thyrde moneth, was Banaiah the sonne of Iehoiada the prieste. And in his hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
6 This is that Banaiah mightye amonge thyrtye and aboue thyrtye. And in hys parte was Amizabad hys sonne.
7 The fourth capitayne in the fourth moneth was Asael the brother of Ioab, & Zabadiah hys sonne after hym. And in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
8 The fyfte capitayne in the fyft moneth was Samahut the Iezrahite: and in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
9 The sixte capitayne in the syxte moneth was Ira the sonne of Akes a Thekuite: & in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
10 The seuenth Capitayne in the seuenth moneth, was Helei the Phalonite, of the chyldren of Ephraim: & in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
11 The eyghte capitayne in the eyghte monethe, was Sobocai an Husathite of the kynne of Sarah: & in hys host .xxiiij. thousand.
12 The nynth Capitayne in the nynthe monethe, was Abiezer an Anathothite of the sonnes of Iemini: & in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
13 The tenth capytayne in the tenth monethe, was Mahari the Netophathite of the Zarahites: & in hys host .xxiiij. thousande.
14 The eleuenthe moneth, was Banaiah the Pharathonite of the chyldren of Ephraim: and in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousande.
15 The twelueth Capytayne in the twelueth moneth, was Heldai the Netophathite of Othoniel, and in hys hoste .xxiiij. thousand.
16 And the rulers ouer the trybes of Israel were these. Amonge the Rubenites, was Eliezer şe sonne of Zechri. Amonge the Symeonites, was Saphatiah the sonne of Maacah.
17 Among the Leuites: Hasabiah the sonne of Kamuel. Among the Haromites: Zadock.
18 In Iuda. Eliu of the brethren of Dauid. In Isacar: Amri the sonne of Michael.
19 In Zabulon: Iesmaiah the sonne of Abdiah. In Nephthalie: Ierimoth the sonne of Azriel.
20 Amonge the chyldren of Ephraim: Hosea the sonne of Ozaiah. In the halfe tribe of Manasseh: Ioel the sonne of Phadaiah.
21 Of the halfe trybe of Manasseh in Galaad: Iado the sonne of Zachariah. In Beniamin: Iaasiel the sonne of Abner.
22 In Dan: Azariel şe sonne of Ieroham. These are the Lordes in the trybes of Israel.
23 But Dauid toke not the nombre of them vnder .xx. yeare: for şe Lord said: he would encrease Israel lyke vnto şe starres of the skye.
24 And Ioab the sonne of Zaruiah beganne to nombre. And thoughe he fynyshed it not, yet there fel wrath for that vpon Israel. And therefore the numbre was not put in the chronicles of Kynge Dauid.
25 Ouer the kynges treasure was Azmoth şe sonne of Adiel. And ouer the treasure of şe feldes, in the cytyes, villages and castelles, was Iehonathan, the sonne of Oziah.
26 And ouer şe worckemen in the feldes that tylled the ground was Ezri the sonne of Chelub.
27 And the ouersyght of the vyneyardes had Semeiah the Ramathite. Ouer the wynecellers & treasure of wyne was Sabdi the Saphonite.
28 And ouer the olyuetrees & mulberytrees that were in şe valeys was Baal Hanan the Gadarite. And ouer the treasure of oyle was Ioas.
29 And ouer the oxen that fed in Saron was Setari the Saronite. And ouer the oxen in the valeys was Saphat the sonne of Adlai.
30 And ouer the camels Vbil the Ismaelite. And ouer the Asses was Iohadiah the Merothite.
31 And ouer the shepe was Iazis the Hagarite. All these were the rulers of the substaunce of kyng Dauid.
32 And Iehonatham Dauids brothers sonne, a man of counsel a man şt thaught wysdome, & a writer he & Iehiel şe sonne of Hachamoni waited on şe kinges sonnes.
33 And Ahithophel was of şe kynges councell. And Busai the Arachite was the kynges companyon.
34 And nexte to Ahitophel was Iehoiada the sonne of Banaiah & Abiathar. And the captayne of the kynges warre was Ioab.

 

CHAPTER 28

 

1 And Dauid gathered together al the Lordes of Israel: the Lordes of the trybes, the Lordes of şe companyes that mynystred to the kyng by course, the Lordes ouer the thousandes and ouer the hundredes, & the Lordes ouer all the goodes and catell of the kynge of his sonnes, with the chambrelaynes warryoures and all actiue men vnto Ierusalem.
2 And kyng Dauid stode vpon hys fete, & sayde. Heare me my brethren and my people: I had in myne herte to buylde an house of reste for the arcke of the couenaunt of the Lorde, & a fotestole for oure God, and had made redye to buyld.
3 But God sayd to me: thou shalt not buylde an house for my name, because thou arte a man of warre, & hast shed bloude.
4 Moreouer the Lorde God of Israel chose me of all the house of my father, to be kyng ouer Israel for euer, for he chose Iuda to be a capytayne: & in the house of Iuda, the house of my father, and of the sonnes of my father he had a luste to me, to make me kynge ouer all Israel.
5 And of all my sonnes (for the Lorde hathe geuen me manye sonnes) he hath chosen Salomon my sonne, to syt in the seate of the kingdom of the Lorde ouer Israel.
6 And he sayde vnto me: Salomon thy sonne, he shall buylde my house and my courtes, for I haue chosen hym to be my sonne, and I wyl be hys father
7 & wyll stablyshe hys kyngedome for euer, If he wyll harden hym selfe to do my commaundementes, and my lawes, as it goeth thys daye.
8 And nowe I saye vnto you before all Israel the congregacyon of the Lorde, and in the audience of oure God: kepe and seke for al the commaundementes of the Lorde your God, that ye maye enioye a good lande, and inheryte youre chyldren after you for euer.
9 And thou Salomon my sonne: knowe God thy father, and serue hym with a pure hert, and lust of soule. For the Lorde searcheth all hertes, and vnderstandeth all the Imaginacyons of thoughtes. If thou shalte seke hym, he wylbe founde of the: But & yf thou forsake hym, he wyll caste the of for euer.
10 Take hede now, for the Lord hath chosen the, to buylde an house of thy sanctuarye. Be stronge, and do it.
11 And Dauid gaue Salomon hys sonne the paterne of the porche & of the houses that longed therto, & of the store houses, vpper chambres, ynner parloures, and of the house of the mercye seate:
12 and the example of all that was in hys mynde, bothe of the courtes of şe house of the Lord and of the treasure houses rounde aboute, for the treasures of the house of God, and for the treasure of the dedicate gyftes,
13 and of the companyes of the priestes & Leuytes that wayted by course, & of all workemanshyppe, that shulde serue for the house of the Lorde,
14 and for all vesselles that shuld serue in the house of the Lorde. And appoynted hym, what wayghte of goulde shoulde serue for thynges of goulde thorowoute all vessels for whatsoeuer vse it serued: and what wayghte of syluer shoulde suffyse for all maner of vesselles of syluer, for whatsoeuer purpose they serued.
15 And the wayghte of the goulden candelstyckes, and of theyr lampes of goulde, the wayghte for euerye candelsticke, and for theyr lampes. And for the candelstyckes of syluer by wayght, bothe for the candelstycke & also for her lampes accordynge to the offyce of euery candelstycke.
16 And the waight of gould for the tables of shewe breade, table by table: and lykewyse syluer for the tables of syluer.
17 And for fleshehokes, basens and drynckynge pottes of pure goulde. And for cuppes of goulde by wayghte, cuppe by cuppe. And for cuppes of syluer by wayght, cuppe by cuppe.
18 And for the aulter of incense of tryed goulde by wayghte. And the similytude of the seate of the Cherubes that stretched oute theyr winges, and couered the Arcke of the couenaunte of the Lorde.
19 All was geuen me by wrytynge of the hande of the Lorde, whiche made me vnderstande all the worckemanshippe of the paterne.
20 And Dauid sayde to Salomon hys sonne: harden thy self, and be strong, and do it, feare not, nor let thyne herte dyscourage the. For the Lorde God my God is wyth the, & shall not leaue the nor forsake the, vntyll thou haste fynyshed all the worcke that must serue for şe house of the Lorde.
21 Beholde the priestes & Leuites deuyded in companyes, for to do all maner of seruyce that pertayneth to the house of God, and besyde that thou haste wyth the for all maner of worckemanshyppe, all that are wyllyng and wyse for anye maner of seruice. And the Lordes and all the people are at thy commaundement in all thynges.

 

CHAPTER 29

 

1 And Dauid kynge sayde vnto all the congregacion: God hath specyallye chosen Salomon my sonne which is yet younge and tender, and the worcke is great for the house is not for man, but for the Lorde God.
2 Moreouer I haue prepared with al my myghte for the house of God, golde for thynges of goulde, and syluer for thynges of syluer, brasse for thynges of brasse, yron for thynges of yron, and wood for thynges of wood: & onykes stones, set stones, and of other gay stones, and all maner of precyouse stones, and of marbre great aboundaunce.
3 And yet because I haue luste to the house of my God: I haue seuerall goulde and syluer which I geue to şe house of my God aboue all I haue prepared for the holye house:
4 euen thre thousande talentes of goulde of Ophir, and seuen thousande talentes of syluer tryed: to syle the walles of the house
5 with goulde where it becometh, and wyth syluer where syluer is mete, and for all maner of worcke by the handes of artificers. And let me se who is wyllynge also, to fyll hys hande for the Lorde thys daye.
6 And the auncyent Lordes and the Lordes of the trybes of Israel, and the Capytaynes of thousandes and hundredes & the Lordes ouer the substaunce of the kynge, were wyllynge,
7 and gaue for the seruyce of the house of God, fyue thousande talentes of goulde, and ten thousande peces of goulde coynes, and ten thousande talentes of syluer, and .xviij. thousande talentes of brasse, and an hundred thousande talentes of yron.
8 And they that had precyouse stones, gaue them for the treasure of şe house of the Lorde, vnto the hande of Iehiell the Gersonite.
9 And the people reioysed that they were so wyllynge: for wyth a pure herte they were wyllynge vnto the Lorde. And therto Dauid the kynge reioysed with great gladnesse.
10 And Dauid blessed the Lorde before all the congregacyon and sayde: Blessed arte thou Lorde God of Israel oure father, from euer and for euer.
11 Thyne (O Lorde) is greatenesse, power glorye, vyctorye and prayse: for all that is in heauen and in earthe is thyne, and thyne is şe kyngedome (O Lorde) and thou arte lyfte vp an head aboue all.
12 And rychesse and honoure come of the, and thou raygnest ouer all, and in thyne hande is power and strengthe, and in thyne hande it is to make greate, and to geue strengthe vnto all.
13 And nowe oure God, we thanke the, and prayse thy gloryous name.
14 For what am I? and what is my people? that we shulde obtayne strengthe to be so wyllynge? But all is of the, and of that we receyued of thyne hand we haue geuen the.
15 For we be but straungers before the and tenauntes, as were all oure fathers. Oure dayes on the earth is but a shadowe, and there is none abydynge.
16 O Lorde oure God, all thys kepe that we haue prepared to buylde the an house for thy holy name, cometh of thyne hande, & is all thyne.
17 I wote my God, that thou prouest the herte, and hast pleasure in playnesse. And in playnesse of myne herte I haue wyllynglye geuen all thys. And now I se thy people whiche are here in gladnesse, to offer wyllyngly to the.
18 O Lorde God of Abraham, Isaac and of Israell oure fathers, kepe thys for euer in the ymaginacion of the thoughtes of the herte of thy people, & prepare theyr hertes vnto the.
19 And geue vnto Salomon my sonne, a pure herte to kepe thy commaundementes, thy testimonyes & thyne ordinaunces, and to do all, and to buylde the house whiche I entended.
20 And Dauid sayde to all the congregacion: blesse the Lorde youre God. And all the congregacyon blessed the Lorde God of theyr fathers, & stouped & bowed them selues vnto şe Lorde, & to the Kynge.
21 And they offered offerynges vnto the Lorde. And on the morowe after the sayde daye, they offered in burntofferynges vnto the Lord a thousand oxen, a thousand rammes & a thousand lambes with their drynckeofferynges. An they slue plenteouslye thorowout all Israel,
22 & did eate & dryncke before the Lorde the same daye with great gladnesse. And they made Salomon the sonne of Dauid kyng the second tyme, and anoynted hym vnto the Lorde, to be ruler, and Zadock to be the prieste.
23 And so Salomon sate on the seate of the Lorde, and was kynge for Dauid hys father, & prospered, and all Israel obeyed hym.
24 And all the Lordes and men of power, & therto all the sonnes of Kynge Dauid submytted them selues vnder kynge Salomon.
25 And the Lorde magnyfyed Salomon on hye, in the syghte of all Israel, and gaue hym so gloryouse a kyngedome as none of all that were kynges before in Israell had.
26 Now Dauid the sonne of Isai was kynge ouer all Israel.
27 And the space he raygned ouer Israel was fourtye yeare: seuen yeare in Hebron, & .xxxiij. yeare in Ierusalem.
28 And he dyed in a good age: old, ryche, and gloryouse: And Salomon his sonne raigned in hys steade.
29 The actes of Dauid the kyng both fyrste & laste, are written in the bokes of Samuell the sear and in the boke of Nathan the Prophete, and in the boke of Gad the sear of vysyons,
30 with all hys kyngdome & power, & tymes that wente ouer hym, & ouer all Israell, and ouer all the kyngedomes of the earthe.