1Ch_01_01 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

1Ch_01_02 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,

1Ch_01_03 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

1Ch_01_04 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

1Ch_01_05 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

1Ch_01_06 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

1Ch_01_07 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

1Ch_01_08 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

1Ch_01_09 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

1Ch_01_10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.

1Ch_01_11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

1Ch_01_12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, [of whom came the Philistines,] and Caphthorim.

1Ch_01_13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

1Ch_01_14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

1Ch_01_15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

1Ch_01_16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

1Ch_01_17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

1Ch_01_18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

1Ch_01_19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one [was] Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name [was] Joktan.

1Ch_01_20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

1Ch_01_21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

1Ch_01_22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

1Ch_01_23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these [were] the sons of Joktan.

1Ch_01_24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

1Ch_01_25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

1Ch_01_26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

1Ch_01_27 Abram; the same [is] Abraham.

1Ch_01_28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

1Ch_01_29 These [are] their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

1Ch_01_30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

1Ch_01_31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

1Ch_01_32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.

1Ch_01_33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these [are] the sons of Keturah.

1Ch_01_34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

1Ch_01_35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

1Ch_01_36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.

1Ch_01_37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

1Ch_01_38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.

1Ch_01_39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna [was] Lotan's sister.

1Ch_01_40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

1Ch_01_41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

1Ch_01_42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, [and] Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.

1Ch_01_43 Now these [are] the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before [any] king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah.

1Ch_01_44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

1Ch_01_45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

1Ch_01_46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city [was] Avith.

1Ch_01_47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

1Ch_01_48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.

1Ch_01_49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

1Ch_01_50 And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city [was] Pai; and his wife's name [was] Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

1Ch_01_51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,

1Ch_01_52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

1Ch_01_53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

1Ch_01_54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These [are] the dukes of Edom.

1Ch_02_01 These [are] the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,

1Ch_02_02 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

1Ch_02_03 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: [which] three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him.

1Ch_02_04 And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah [were] five.

1Ch_02_05 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.

1Ch_02_06 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

1Ch_02_07 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.

1Ch_02_08 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.

1Ch_02_09 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.

1Ch_02_10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah;

1Ch_02_11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,

1Ch_02_12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse.

1Ch_02_13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third,

1Ch_02_14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,

1Ch_02_15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:

1Ch_02_16 Whose sisters [were] Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

1Ch_02_17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa [was] Jether the Ishmeelite.

1Ch_02_18 And Caleb the son of Hezron begat [children] of Azubah [his] wife, and of Jerioth: her sons [are] these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.

1Ch_02_19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur.

1Ch_02_20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.

1Ch_02_21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he [was] threescore years old; and she bare him Segub.

1Ch_02_22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.

1Ch_02_23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, [even] threescore cities. All these [belonged to] the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.

1Ch_02_24 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.

1Ch_02_25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, [and] Ahijah.

1Ch_02_26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name [was] Atarah; she [was] the mother of Onam.

1Ch_02_27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.

1Ch_02_28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.

1Ch_02_29 And the name of the wife of Abishur [was] Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.

1Ch_02_30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children.

1Ch_02_31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.

1Ch_02_32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children.

1Ch_02_33 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

1Ch_02_34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name [was] Jarha.

1Ch_02_35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.

1Ch_02_36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,

1Ch_02_37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,

1Ch_02_38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,

1Ch_02_39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,

1Ch_02_40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,

1Ch_02_41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.

1Ch_02_42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel [were], Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

1Ch_02_43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.

1Ch_02_44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai.

1Ch_02_45 And the son of Shammai [was] Maon: and Maon [was] the father of Bethzur.

1Ch_02_46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.

1Ch_02_47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.

1Ch_02_48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.

1Ch_02_49 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb [was] Achsa.

1Ch_02_50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim,

1Ch_02_51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Bethgader.

1Ch_02_52 And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh, [and] half of the Manahethites.

1Ch_02_53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.

1Ch_02_54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.

1Ch_02_55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, [and] Suchathites. These [are] the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

1Ch_03_01 Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:

1Ch_03_02 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:

1Ch_03_03 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife.

1Ch_03_04 [These] six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years.

1Ch_03_05 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel:

1Ch_03_06 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,

1Ch_03_07 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

1Ch_03_08 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.

1Ch_03_09 [These were] all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.

1Ch_03_10 And Solomon's son [was] Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,

1Ch_03_11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,

1Ch_03_12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,

1Ch_03_13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,

1Ch_03_14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.

1Ch_03_15 And the sons of Josiah [were], the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.

1Ch_03_16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.

1Ch_03_17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,

1Ch_03_18 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.

1Ch_03_19 And the sons of Pedaiah [were], Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:

1Ch_03_20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushabhesed, five.

1Ch_03_21 And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah.

1Ch_03_22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six.

1Ch_03_23 And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three.

1Ch_03_24 And the sons of Elioenai [were], Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.

1Ch_04_01 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.

1Ch_04_02 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These [are] the families of the Zorathites.

1Ch_04_03 And these [were of] the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister [was] Hazelelponi:

1Ch_04_04 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These [are] the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem.

1Ch_04_05 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.

1Ch_04_06 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These [were] the sons of Naarah.

1Ch_04_07 And the sons of Helah [were], Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.

1Ch_04_08 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

1Ch_04_09 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.

1Ch_04_10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

1Ch_04_11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which [was] the father of Eshton.

1Ch_04_12 And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Irnahash. These [are] the men of Recah.

1Ch_04_13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; Hathath.

1Ch_04_14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.

1Ch_04_15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.

1Ch_04_16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.

1Ch_04_17 And the sons of Ezra [were], Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

1Ch_04_18 And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these [are] the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took.

1Ch_04_19 And the sons of [his] wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.

1Ch_04_20 And the sons of Shimon [were], Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi [were], Zoheth, and Benzoheth.

1Ch_04_21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah [were], Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea,

1Ch_04_22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And [these are] ancient things.

1Ch_04_23 These [were] the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

1Ch_04_24 The sons of Simeon [were], Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] Shaul:

1Ch_04_25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.

1Ch_04_26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son.

1Ch_04_27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah.

1Ch_04_28 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,

1Ch_04_29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,

1Ch_04_30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,

1Ch_04_31 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and at Shaaraim. These [were] their cities unto the reign of David.

1Ch_04_32 And their villages [were], Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:

1Ch_04_33 And all their villages that [were] round about the same cities, unto Baal. These [were] their habitations, and their genealogy.

1Ch_04_34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,

1Ch_04_35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,

1Ch_04_36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,

1Ch_04_37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;

1Ch_04_38 These mentioned by [their] names [were] princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

1Ch_04_39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, [even] unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

1Ch_04_40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land [was] wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for [they] of Ham had dwelt there of old.

1Ch_04_41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their rooms: because [there was] pasture there for their flocks.

1Ch_04_42 And [some] of them, [even] of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.

1Ch_04_43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.

1Ch_05_01 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, [for he [was] the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.

1Ch_05_02 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came] the chief ruler; but the birthright [was] Joseph's:]

1Ch_05_03 The sons, [I say], of Reuben the firstborn of Israel [were], Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

1Ch_05_04 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,

1Ch_05_05 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,

1Ch_05_06 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria carried away [captive]: he [was] prince of the Reubenites.

1Ch_05_07 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, [were] the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,

1Ch_05_08 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:

1Ch_05_09 And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.

1Ch_05_10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east [land] of Gilead.

1Ch_05_11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah:

1Ch_05_12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.

1Ch_05_13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers [were], Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.

1Ch_05_14 These [are] the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

1Ch_05_15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.

1Ch_05_16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

1Ch_05_17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

1Ch_05_18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, [were] four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.

1Ch_05_19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.

1Ch_05_20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that [were] with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

1Ch_05_21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.

1Ch_05_22 For there fell down many slain, because the war [was] of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

1Ch_05_23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon.

1Ch_05_24 And these [were] the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, [and] heads of the house of their fathers.

1Ch_05_25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

1Ch_05_26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

1Ch_06_01 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Ch_06_02 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

1Ch_06_03 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

1Ch_06_04 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,

1Ch_06_05 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,

1Ch_06_06 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,

1Ch_06_07 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,

1Ch_06_08 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,

1Ch_06_09 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,

1Ch_06_10 And Johanan begat Azariah, [he [it is] that executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:]

1Ch_06_11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,

1Ch_06_12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,

1Ch_06_13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,

1Ch_06_14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,

1Ch_06_15 And Jehozadak went [into captivity], when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

1Ch_06_16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

1Ch_06_17 And these [be] the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei.

1Ch_06_18 And the sons of Kohath [were], Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

1Ch_06_19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these [are] the families of the Levites according to their fathers.

1Ch_06_20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

1Ch_06_21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.

1Ch_06_22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,

1Ch_06_23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,

1Ch_06_24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.

1Ch_06_25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.

1Ch_06_26 [As for] Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,

1Ch_06_27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.

1Ch_06_28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

1Ch_06_29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son,

1Ch_06_30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

1Ch_06_31 And these [are they] whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

1Ch_06_32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and [then] they waited on their office according to their order.

1Ch_06_33 And these [are] they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,

1Ch_06_34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,

1Ch_06_35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,

1Ch_06_36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,

1Ch_06_37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,

1Ch_06_38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

1Ch_06_39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, [even] Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,

1Ch_06_40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,

1Ch_06_41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,

1Ch_06_42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,

1Ch_06_43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

1Ch_06_44 And their brethren the sons of Merari [stood] on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,

1Ch_06_45 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,

1Ch_06_46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,

1Ch_06_47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

1Ch_06_48 Their brethren also the Levites [were] appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

1Ch_06_49 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, [and were appointed] for all the work of the [place] most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

1Ch_06_50 And these [are] the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,

1Ch_06_51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,

1Ch_06_52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,

1Ch_06_53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

1Ch_06_54 Now these [are] their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

1Ch_06_55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.

1Ch_06_56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

1Ch_06_57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, [namely], Hebron, [the city] of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,

1Ch_06_58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families [were] thirteen cities.

1Ch_06_61 And unto the sons of Kohath, [which were] left of the family of that tribe, [were cities given] out of the half tribe, [namely, out of] the half [tribe] of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.

1Ch_06_62 And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

1Ch_06_63 Unto the sons of Merari [were given] by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

1Ch_06_64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites [these] cities with their suburbs.

1Ch_06_65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by [their] names.

1Ch_06_66 And [the residue] of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.

1Ch_06_67 And they gave unto them, [of] the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; [they gave] also Gezer with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.

1Ch_06_71 Unto the sons of Gershom [were given] out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.

1Ch_06_77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari [were given] out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_78 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, [were given them] out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:

1Ch_06_80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

1Ch_06_81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.

1Ch_07_01 Now the sons of Issachar [were], Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom, four.

1Ch_07_02 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, [to wit], of Tola: [they were] valiant men of might in their generations; whose number [was] in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

1Ch_07_03 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.

1Ch_07_04 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, [were] bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand [men]: for they had many wives and sons.

1Ch_07_05 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar [were] valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

1Ch_07_06 [The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

1Ch_07_07 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of [their] fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

1Ch_07_08 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these [are] the sons of Becher.

1Ch_07_09 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, [was] twenty thousand and two hundred.

1Ch_07_10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

1Ch_07_11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, [were] seventeen thousand and two hundred [soldiers], fit to go out for war [and] battle.

1Ch_07_12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, [and] Hushim, the sons of Aher.

1Ch_07_13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

1Ch_07_14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: [[but] his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:

1Ch_07_15 And Machir took to wife [the sister] of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name [was] Maachah;] and the name of the second [was] Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.

1Ch_07_16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother [was] Sheresh; and his sons [were] Ulam and Rakem.

1Ch_07_17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These [were] the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

1Ch_07_18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.

1Ch_07_19 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.

1Ch_07_20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,

1Ch_07_21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath [that were] born in [that] land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

1Ch_07_22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

1Ch_07_23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

1Ch_07_24 [And his daughter [was] Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.]

1Ch_07_25 And Rephah [was] his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son,

1Ch_07_26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,

1Ch_07_27 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.

1Ch_07_28 And their possessions and habitations [were], Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:

1Ch_07_29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.

1Ch_07_30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

1Ch_07_31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who [is] the father of Birzavith.

1Ch_07_32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.

1Ch_07_33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These [are] the children of Japhlet.

1Ch_07_34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.

1Ch_07_35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.

1Ch_07_36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,

1Ch_07_37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.

1Ch_07_38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.

1Ch_07_39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.

1Ch_07_40 All these [were] the children of Asher, heads of [their] father's house, choice [and] mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war [and] to battle [was] twenty and six thousand men.

1Ch_08_01 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,

1Ch_08_02 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

1Ch_08_03 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,

1Ch_08_04 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,

1Ch_08_05 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.

1Ch_08_06 And these [are] the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:

1Ch_08_07 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.

1Ch_08_08 And Shaharaim begat [children] in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara [were] his wives.

1Ch_08_09 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,

1Ch_08_10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These [were] his sons, heads of the fathers.

1Ch_08_11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.

1Ch_08_12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:

1Ch_08_13 Beriah also, and Shema, who [were] heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath:

1Ch_08_14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,

1Ch_08_15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,

1Ch_08_16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;

1Ch_08_17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,

1Ch_08_18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;

1Ch_08_19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,

1Ch_08_20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,

1Ch_08_21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;

1Ch_08_22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,

1Ch_08_23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,

1Ch_08_24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,

1Ch_08_25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;

1Ch_08_26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,

1Ch_08_27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.

1Ch_08_28 These [were] heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief [men]. These dwelt in Jerusalem.

1Ch_08_29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name [was] Maachah:

1Ch_08_30 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab,

1Ch_08_31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.

1Ch_08_32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.

1Ch_08_33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

1Ch_08_34 And the son of Jonathan [was] Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat Micah.

1Ch_08_35 And the sons of Micah [were], Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.

1Ch_08_36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,

1Ch_08_37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha [was] his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son:

1Ch_08_38 And Azel had six sons, whose names [are] these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these [were] the sons of Azel.

1Ch_08_39 And the sons of Eshek his brother [were], Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.

1Ch_08_40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All these [are] of the sons of Benjamin.

1Ch_09_01 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they [were] written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, [who] were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.

1Ch_09_02 Now the first inhabitants that [dwelt] in their possessions in their cities [were], the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.

1Ch_09_03 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;

1Ch_09_04 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.

1Ch_09_05 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.

1Ch_09_06 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety.

1Ch_09_07 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,

1Ch_09_08 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;

1Ch_09_09 And their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. All these men [were] chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers.

1Ch_09_10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,

1Ch_09_11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;

1Ch_09_12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;

1Ch_09_13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

1Ch_09_14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;

1Ch_09_15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;

1Ch_09_16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

1Ch_09_17 And the porters [were], Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum [was] the chief;

1Ch_09_18 Who hitherto [waited] in the king's gate eastward: they [were] porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

1Ch_09_19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, [were] over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, [being] over the host of the LORD, [were] keepers of the entry.

1Ch_09_20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, [and] the LORD [was] with him.

1Ch_09_21 [And] Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah [was] porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

1Ch_09_22 All these [which were] chosen to be porters in the gates [were] two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.

1Ch_09_23 So they and their children [had] the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, [namely], the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

1Ch_09_24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.

1Ch_09_25 And their brethren, [which were] in their villages, [were] to come after seven days from time to time with them.

1Ch_09_26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in [their] set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

1Ch_09_27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge [was] upon them, and the opening thereof every morning [pertained] to them.

1Ch_09_28 And [certain] of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

1Ch_09_29 [Some] of them also [were] appointed to oversee the vessels and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.

1Ch_09_30 And [some] of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.

1Ch_09_31 And Mattithiah, [one] of the Levites, who [was] the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans.

1Ch_09_32 And [other] of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, [were] over the showbread, to prepare [it] every sabbath.

1Ch_09_33 And these [are] the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, [who remaining] in the chambers [were] free: for they were employed in [that] work day and night.

1Ch_09_34 These chief fathers of the Levites [were] chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.

1Ch_09_35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name [was] Maachah:

1Ch_09_36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab,

1Ch_09_37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.

1Ch_09_38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.

1Ch_09_39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.

1Ch_09_40 And the son of Jonathan [was] Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat Micah.

1Ch_09_41 And the sons of Micah [were], Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, [and Ahaz].

1Ch_09_42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;

1Ch_09_43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.

1Ch_09_44 And Azel had six sons, whose names [are] these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these [were] the sons of Azel.

1Ch_10_01 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

1Ch_10_02 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.

1Ch_10_03 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

1Ch_10_04 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

1Ch_10_05 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died.

1Ch_10_06 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.

1Ch_10_07 And when all the men of Israel that [were] in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

1Ch_10_08 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

1Ch_10_09 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

1Ch_10_10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

1Ch_10_11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

1Ch_10_12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

1Ch_10_13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, [even] against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to inquire [of it];

1Ch_10_14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

1Ch_11_01 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh.

1Ch_11_02 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou [wast] he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.

1Ch_11_03 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.

1Ch_11_04 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which [is] Jebus; where the Jebusites [were], the inhabitants of the land.

1Ch_11_05 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which [is] the city of David.

1Ch_11_06 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.

1Ch_11_07 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David.

1Ch_11_08 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

1Ch_11_09 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts [was] with him.

1Ch_11_10 These also [are] the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, [and] with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.

1Ch_11_11 And this [is] the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain [by him] at one time.

1Ch_11_12 And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who [was one] of the three mighties.

1Ch_11_13 He was with David at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines.

1Ch_11_14 And they set themselves in the midst of [that] parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved [them] by a great deliverance.

1Ch_11_15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.

1Ch_11_16 And David [was] then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison [was] then at Bethlehem.

1Ch_11_17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that [is] at the gate!

1Ch_11_18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that [was] by the gate, and took [it], and brought [it] to David: but David would not drink [of] it, but poured it out to the LORD,

1Ch_11_19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with [the jeopardy of] their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.

1Ch_11_20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew [them], and had a name among the three.

1Ch_11_21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the [first] three.

1Ch_11_22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.

1Ch_11_23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of [great] stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand [was] a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.

1Ch_11_24 These [things] did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among the three mighties.

1Ch_11_25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the [first] three: and David set him over his guard.

1Ch_11_26 Also the valiant men of the armies [were], Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

1Ch_11_27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,

1Ch_11_28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,

1Ch_11_29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,

1Ch_11_30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,

1Ch_11_31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, [that pertained] to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,

1Ch_11_32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,

1Ch_11_33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

1Ch_11_34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,

1Ch_11_35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,

1Ch_11_36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,

1Ch_11_37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,

1Ch_11_38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,

1Ch_11_39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,

1Ch_11_40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,

1Ch_11_41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,

1Ch_11_42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,

1Ch_11_43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,

1Ch_11_44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,

1Ch_11_45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,

1Ch_11_46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,

1Ch_11_47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.

1Ch_12_01 Now these [are] they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they [were] among the mighty men, helpers of the war.

1Ch_12_02 [They were] armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in [hurling] stones and [shooting] arrows out of a bow, [even] of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.

1Ch_12_03 The chief [was] Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

1Ch_12_04 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,

1Ch_12_05 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,

1Ch_12_06 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,

1Ch_12_07 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.

1Ch_12_08 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, [and] men of war [fit] for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces [were like] the faces of lions, and [were] as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

1Ch_12_09 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,

1Ch_12_10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,

1Ch_12_11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

1Ch_12_12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,

1Ch_12_13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.

1Ch_12_14 These [were] of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least [was] over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

1Ch_12_15 These [are] they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all [them] of the valleys, [both] toward the east, and toward the west.

1Ch_12_16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.

1Ch_12_17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if [ye be come] to betray me to mine enemies, seeing [there is] no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look [thereon], and rebuke [it].

1Ch_12_18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, [who was] chief of the captains, [and he said], Thine [are we], David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace [be] unto thee, and peace [be] to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.

1Ch_12_19 And there fell [some] of Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to [the jeopardy of] our heads.

1Ch_12_20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that [were] of Manasseh.

1Ch_12_21 And they helped David against the band [of the rovers]: for they [were] all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.

1Ch_12_22 For at [that] time day by day there came to David to help him, until [it was] a great host, like the host of God.

1Ch_12_23 And these [are] the numbers of the bands [that were] ready armed to the war, [and] came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

1Ch_12_24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear [were] six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.

1Ch_12_25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.

1Ch_12_26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

1Ch_12_27 And Jehoiada [was] the leader of the Aaronites, and with him [were] three thousand and seven hundred;

1Ch_12_28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.

1Ch_12_29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul.

1Ch_12_30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.

1Ch_12_31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.

1Ch_12_32 And of the children of Issachar, [which were men] that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them [were] two hundred; and all their brethren [were] at their commandment.

1Ch_12_33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: [they were] not of double heart.

1Ch_12_34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.

1Ch_12_35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.

1Ch_12_36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand.

1Ch_12_37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.

1Ch_12_38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel [were] of one heart to make David king.

1Ch_12_39 And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

1Ch_12_40 Moreover they that were nigh them, [even] unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, [and] meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for [there was] joy in Israel.

1Ch_13_01 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, [and] with every leader.

1Ch_13_02 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If [it seem] good unto you, and [that it be] of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, [that are] left in all the land of Israel, and with them [also] to the priests and Levites [which are] in their cities [and] suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:

1Ch_13_03 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul.

1Ch_13_04 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.

1Ch_13_05 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim.

1Ch_13_06 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, [that is], to Kirjathjearim, which [belonged] to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth [between] the cherubims, whose name is called [on it].

1Ch_13_07 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.

1Ch_13_08 And David and all Israel played before God with all [their] might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

1Ch_13_09 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.

1Ch_13_10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God.

1Ch_13_11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.

1Ch_13_12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God [home] to me?

1Ch_13_13 So David brought not the ark [home] to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.

1Ch_13_14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.

1Ch_14_01 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

1Ch_14_02 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

1Ch_14_03 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.

1Ch_14_04 Now these [are] the names of [his] children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

1Ch_14_05 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

1Ch_14_06 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

1Ch_14_07 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.

1Ch_14_08 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard [of it], and went out against them.

1Ch_14_09 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

1Ch_14_10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.

1Ch_14_11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.

1Ch_14_12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

1Ch_14_13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.

1Ch_14_14 Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

1Ch_14_15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, [that] then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

1Ch_14_16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.

1Ch_14_17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.

1Ch_15_01 And [David] made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

1Ch_15_02 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.

1Ch_15_03 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.

1Ch_15_04 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites:

1Ch_15_05 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty:

1Ch_15_06 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty:

1Ch_15_07 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty:

1Ch_15_08 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred:

1Ch_15_09 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore:

1Ch_15_10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.

1Ch_15_11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,

1Ch_15_12 And said unto them, Ye [are] the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, [both] ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto [the place that] I have prepared for it.

1Ch_15_13 For because ye [did it] not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

1Ch_15_14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.

1Ch_15_15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD.

1Ch_15_16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren [to be] the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

1Ch_15_17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;

1Ch_15_18 And with them their brethren of the second [degree], Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.

1Ch_15_19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, [were appointed] to sound with cymbals of brass;

1Ch_15_20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;

1Ch_15_21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

1Ch_15_22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, [was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he [was] skilful.

1Ch_15_23 And Berechiah and Elkanah [were] doorkeepers for the ark.

1Ch_15_24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah [were] doorkeepers for the ark.

1Ch_15_25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.

1Ch_15_26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.

1Ch_15_27 And David [was] clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also [had] upon him an ephod of linen.

1Ch_15_28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.

1Ch_15_29 And it came to pass, [as] the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.

1Ch_16_01 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.

1Ch_16_02 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

1Ch_16_03 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon [of wine].

1Ch_16_04 And he appointed [certain] of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:

1Ch_16_05 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

1Ch_16_06 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

1Ch_16_07 Then on that day David delivered first [this psalm] to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

1Ch_16_08 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

1Ch_16_09 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

1Ch_16_10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

1Ch_16_11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

1Ch_16_12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

1Ch_16_13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

1Ch_16_14 He [is] the LORD our God; his judgments [are] in all the earth.

1Ch_16_15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word [which] he commanded to a thousand generations;

1Ch_16_16 [Even of the covenant] which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

1Ch_16_17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, [and] to Israel [for] an everlasting covenant,

1Ch_16_18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

1Ch_16_19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

1Ch_16_20 And [when] they went from nation to nation, and from [one] kingdom to another people;

1Ch_16_21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

1Ch_16_22 [Saying], Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

1Ch_16_23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.

1Ch_16_24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

1Ch_16_25 For great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also [is] to be feared above all gods.

1Ch_16_26 For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

1Ch_16_27 Glory and honour [are] in his presence; strength and gladness [are] in his place.

1Ch_16_28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

1Ch_16_29 Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

1Ch_16_30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

1Ch_16_31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let [men] say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

1Ch_16_32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that [is] therein.

1Ch_16_33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

1Ch_16_34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

1Ch_16_35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, [and] glory in thy praise.

1Ch_16_36 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

1Ch_16_37 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

1Ch_16_38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah [to be] porters:

1Ch_16_39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that [was] at Gibeon,

1Ch_16_40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and [to do] according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;

1Ch_16_41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy [endureth] for ever;

1Ch_16_42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun [were] porters.

1Ch_16_43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

1Ch_17_01 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD [remaineth] under curtains.

1Ch_17_02 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that [is] in thine heart; for God [is] with thee.

1Ch_17_03 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

1Ch_17_04 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:

1Ch_17_05 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from [one] tabernacle [to another].

1Ch_17_06 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?

1Ch_17_07 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, [even] from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:

1Ch_17_08 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that [are] in the earth.

1Ch_17_09 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,

1Ch_17_10 And since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.

1Ch_17_11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go [to be] with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

1Ch_17_12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.

1Ch_17_13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took [it] from [him] that was before thee:

1Ch_17_14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

1Ch_17_15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

1Ch_17_16 And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who [am] I, O LORD God, and what [is] mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

1Ch_17_17 And [yet] this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast [also] spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.

1Ch_17_18 What can David [speak] more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

1Ch_17_19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all [these] great things.

1Ch_17_20 O LORD, [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

1Ch_17_21 And what one nation in the earth [is] like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem [to be] his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

1Ch_17_22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

1Ch_17_23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.

1Ch_17_24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God of Israel, [even] a God to Israel: and [let] the house of David thy servant [be] established before thee.

1Ch_17_25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found [in his heart] to pray before thee.

1Ch_17_26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

1Ch_17_27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and [it shall be] blessed for ever.

1Ch_18_01 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

1Ch_18_02 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, [and] brought gifts.

1Ch_18_03 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.

1Ch_18_04 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also hocked all the chariot [horses], but reserved of them an hundred chariots.

1Ch_18_05 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

1Ch_18_06 Then David put [garrisons] in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, [and] brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

1Ch_18_07 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

1Ch_18_08 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

1Ch_18_09 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

1Ch_18_10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; [for Hadarezer had war with Tou;] and [with him] all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.

1Ch_18_11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all [these] nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.

1Ch_18_12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

1Ch_18_13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

1Ch_18_14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.

1Ch_18_15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah [was] over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.

1Ch_18_16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, [were] the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

1Ch_18_17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David [were] chief about the king.

1Ch_19_01 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.

1Ch_19_02 And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.

1Ch_19_03 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?

1Ch_19_04 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.

1Ch_19_05 Then there went [certain], and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and [then] return.

1Ch_19_06 And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah.

1Ch_19_07 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.

1Ch_19_08 And when David heard [of it], he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.

1Ch_19_09 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come [were] by themselves in the field.

1Ch_19_10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel, and put [them] in array against the Syrians.

1Ch_19_11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of Abishai his brother, and they set [themselves] in array against the children of Ammon.

1Ch_19_12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.

1Ch_19_13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do [that which is] good in his sight.

1Ch_19_14 So Joab and the people that [were] with him drew nigh before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.

1Ch_19_15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.

1Ch_19_16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that [were] beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer [went] before them.

1Ch_19_17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set [the battle] in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.

1Ch_19_18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand [men which fought in] chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.

1Ch_19_19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.

1Ch_20_01 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out [to battle], Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

1Ch_20_02 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and [there were] precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.

1Ch_20_03 And he brought out the people that [were] in it, and cut [them] with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

1Ch_20_04 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, [that was] of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.

1Ch_20_05 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff [was] like a weaver's beam.

1Ch_20_06 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of [great] stature, whose fingers and toes [were] four and twenty, six [on each hand], and six [on each foot]: and he also was the son of the giant.

1Ch_20_07 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.

1Ch_20_08 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

1Ch_21_01 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

1Ch_21_02 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know [it].

1Ch_21_03 And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times so many more as they [be]: but, my lord the king, [are] they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

1Ch_21_04 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

1Ch_21_05 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all [they of] Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah [was] four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.

1Ch_21_06 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

1Ch_21_07 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

1Ch_21_08 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

1Ch_21_09 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,

1Ch_21_10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three [things]: choose thee one of them, that I may do [it] unto thee.

1Ch_21_11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee

1Ch_21_12 Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh [thee]; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.

1Ch_21_13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great [are] his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.

1Ch_21_14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

1Ch_21_15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1Ch_21_16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders [of Israel, who were] clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.

1Ch_21_17 And David said unto God, [Is it] not I [that] commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but [as for] these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.

1Ch_21_18 Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1Ch_21_19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the LORD.

1Ch_21_20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.

1Ch_21_21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with [his] face to the ground.

1Ch_21_22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of [this] threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.

1Ch_21_23 And Ornan said unto David, Take [it] to thee, and let my lord the king do [that which is] good in his eyes: lo, I give [thee] the oxen [also] for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all.

1Ch_21_24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take [that] which [is] thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.

1Ch_21_25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

1Ch_21_26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.

1Ch_21_27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.

1Ch_21_28 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.

1Ch_21_29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, [were] at that season in the high place at Gibeon.

1Ch_21_30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

1Ch_22_01 Then David said, This [is] the house of the LORD God, and this [is] the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.

1Ch_22_02 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that [were] in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

1Ch_22_03 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;

1Ch_22_04 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.

1Ch_22_05 And David said, Solomon my son [is] young and tender, and the house [that is] to be builded for the LORD [must be] exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will [therefore] now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

1Ch_22_06 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel.

1Ch_22_07 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:

1Ch_22_08 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

1Ch_22_09 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.

1Ch_22_10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I [will be] his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

1Ch_22_11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.

1Ch_22_12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

1Ch_22_13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.

1Ch_22_14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.

1Ch_22_15 Moreover [there are] workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.

1Ch_22_16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, [there is] no number. Arise [therefore], and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.

1Ch_22_17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, [saying],

1Ch_22_18 [Is] not the LORD your God with you? and hath he [not] given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.

1Ch_22_19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

1Ch_23_01 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

1Ch_23_02 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

1Ch_23_03 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

1Ch_23_04 Of which, twenty and four thousand [were] to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand [were] officers and judges:

1Ch_23_05 Moreover four thousand [were] porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, [said David], to praise [therewith].

1Ch_23_06 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, [namely], Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Ch_23_07 Of the Gershonites [were], Laadan, and Shimei.

1Ch_23_08 The sons of Laadan; the chief [was] Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.

1Ch_23_09 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These [were] the chief of the fathers of Laadan.

1Ch_23_10 And the sons of Shimei [were], Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four [were] the sons of Shimei.

1Ch_23_11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah had not many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according to [their] father's house.

1Ch_23_12 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

1Ch_23_13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

1Ch_23_14 Now [concerning] Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.

1Ch_23_15 The sons of Moses [were], Gershom, and Eliezer.

1Ch_23_16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel [was] the chief.

1Ch_23_17 And the sons of Eliezer [were], Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.

1Ch_23_18 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.

1Ch_23_19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

1Ch_23_20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first, and Jesiah the second.

1Ch_23_21 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kish.

1Ch_23_22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them.

1Ch_23_23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

1Ch_23_24 These [were] the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; [even] the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.

1Ch_23_25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

1Ch_23_26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no [more] carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.

1Ch_23_27 For by the last words of David the Levites [were] numbered from twenty years old and above:

1Ch_23_28 Because their office [was] to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;

1Ch_23_29 Both for the showbread, and for the fine flour for meat offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for [that which is baked in] the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;

1Ch_23_30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;

1Ch_23_31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:

1Ch_23_32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy [place], and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.

1Ch_24_01 Now [these are] the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

1Ch_24_02 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.

1Ch_24_03 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.

1Ch_24_04 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and [thus] were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar [there were] sixteen chief men of the house of [their] fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.

1Ch_24_05 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors [of the house] of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

1Ch_24_06 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, [one] of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and [before] the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and [one] taken for Ithamar.

1Ch_24_07 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

1Ch_24_08 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

1Ch_24_09 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

1Ch_24_10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

1Ch_24_11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,

1Ch_24_12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

1Ch_24_13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

1Ch_24_14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

1Ch_24_15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

1Ch_24_16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,

1Ch_24_17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,

1Ch_24_18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.

1Ch_24_19 These [were] the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.

1Ch_24_20 And the rest of the sons of Levi [were these]: Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

1Ch_24_21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first [was] Isshiah.

1Ch_24_22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.

1Ch_24_23 And the sons [of Hebron]; Jeriah [the first], Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.

1Ch_24_24 [Of] the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.

1Ch_24_25 The brother of Michah [was] Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.

1Ch_24_26 The sons of Merari [were] Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.

1Ch_24_27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.

1Ch_24_28 Of Mahli [came] Eleazar, who had no sons.

1Ch_24_29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish [was] Jerahmeel.

1Ch_24_30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These [were] the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.

1Ch_24_31 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.

1Ch_25_01 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:

1Ch_25_02 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

1Ch_25_03 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.

1Ch_25_04 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, [and] Mahazioth:

1Ch_25_05 All these [were] the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

1Ch_25_06 All these [were] under the hands of their father for song [in] the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

1Ch_25_07 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, [even] all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

1Ch_25_08 And they cast lots, ward against [ward], as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

1Ch_25_09 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_10 The third to Zaccur, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_11 The fourth to Izri, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_12 The fifth to Nethaniah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_13 The sixth to Bukkiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_14 The seventh to Jesharelah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_16 The ninth to Mattaniah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_17 The tenth to Shimei, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_18 The eleventh to Azareel, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_20 The thirteenth to Shubael, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_25 The eighteenth to Hanani, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_27 The twentieth to Eliathah, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve:

1Ch_25_31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve.

1Ch_26_01 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites [was] Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

1Ch_26_02 And the sons of Meshelemiah [were], Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

1Ch_26_03 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

1Ch_26_04 Moreover the sons of Obededom [were], Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,

1Ch_26_05 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him.

1Ch_26_06 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they [were] mighty men of valour.

1Ch_26_07 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren [were] strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.

1Ch_26_08 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service, [were] threescore and two of Obededom.

1Ch_26_09 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.

1Ch_26_10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, [for [though] he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;]

1Ch_26_11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah [were] thirteen.

1Ch_26_12 Among these [were] the divisions of the porters, [even] among the chief men, [having] wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.

1Ch_26_13 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

1Ch_26_14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.

1Ch_26_15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.

1Ch_26_16 To Shuppim and Hosah [the lot came forth] westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.

1Ch_26_17 Eastward [were] six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two [and] two.

1Ch_26_18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, [and] two at Parbar.

1Ch_26_19 These [are] the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari.

1Ch_26_20 And of the Levites, Ahijah [was] over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.

1Ch_26_21 [As concerning] the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, [even] of Laadan the Gershonite, [were] Jehieli.

1Ch_26_22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, [which were] over the treasures of the house of the LORD.

1Ch_26_23 Of the Amramites, [and] the Izharites, the Hebronites, [and] the Uzzielites:

1Ch_26_24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, [was] ruler of the treasures.

1Ch_26_25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.

1Ch_26_26 Which Shelomith and his brethren [were] over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had dedicated.

1Ch_26_27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.

1Ch_26_28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated; [and] whosoever had dedicated [any thing, it was] under the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.

1Ch_26_29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons [were] for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.

1Ch_26_30 [And] of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, [were] officers among them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and in the service of the king.

1Ch_26_31 Among the Hebronites [was] Jerijah the chief, [even] among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.

1Ch_26_32 And his brethren, men of valour, [were] two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.

1Ch_27_01 Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit], the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_02 Over the first course for the first month [was] Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_03 Of the children of Perez [was] the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month.

1Ch_27_04 And over the course of the second month [was] Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course [was] Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_05 The third captain of the host for the third month [was] Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_06 This [is that] Benaiah, [who was] mighty [among] the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course [was] Ammizabad his son.

1Ch_27_07 The fourth [captain] for the fourth month [was] Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_08 The fifth captain for the fifth month [was] Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_09 The sixth [captain] for the sixth month [was] Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_10 The seventh [captain] for the seventh month [was] Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_11 The eighth [captain] for the eighth month [was] Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_12 The ninth [captain] for the ninth month [was] Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_13 The tenth [captain] for the tenth month [was] Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_14 The eleventh [captain] for the eleventh month [was] Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_15 The twelfth [captain] for the twelfth month [was] Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.

1Ch_27_16 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites [was] Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

1Ch_27_17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok:

1Ch_27_18 Of Judah, Elihu, [one] of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:

1Ch_27_19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel:

1Ch_27_20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:

1Ch_27_21 Of the half [tribe] of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:

1Ch_27_22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These [were] the princes of the tribes of Israel.

1Ch_27_23 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.

1Ch_27_24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

1Ch_27_25 And over the king's treasures [was] Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, [was] Jehonathan the son of Uzziah:

1Ch_27_26 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground [was] Ezri the son of Chelub:

1Ch_27_27 And over the vineyards [was] Shimei the Ramathite: over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars [was] Zabdi the Shiphmite:

1Ch_27_28 And over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that [were] in the low plains [was] Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil [was] Joash:

1Ch_27_29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon [was] Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the herds [that were] in the valleys [was] Shaphat the son of Adlai:

1Ch_27_30 Over the camels also [was] Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses [was] Jehdeiah the Meronothite:

1Ch_27_31 And over the flocks [was] Jaziz the Hagerite. All these [were] the rulers of the substance which [was] king David's.

1Ch_27_32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the king's sons:

1Ch_27_33 And Ahithophel [was] the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite [was] the king's companion:

1Ch_27_34 And after Ahithophel [was] Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army [was] Joab.

1Ch_28_01 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.

1Ch_28_02 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: [As for me], I [had] in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:

1Ch_28_03 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou [hast been] a man of war, and hast shed blood.

1Ch_28_04 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah [to be] the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make [me] king over all Israel:

1Ch_28_05 And of all my sons, [for the LORD hath given me many sons,] he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

1Ch_28_06 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him [to be] my son, and I will be his father.

1Ch_28_07 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.

1Ch_28_08 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave [it] for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.

1Ch_28_09 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

1Ch_28_10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do [it].

1Ch_28_11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,

1Ch_28_12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

1Ch_28_13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.

1Ch_28_14 [He gave] of gold by weight for [things] of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; [silver also] for all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service:

1Ch_28_15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, [both] for the candlestick, and [also] for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.

1Ch_28_16 And by weight [he gave] gold for the tables of showbread, for every table; and [likewise] silver for the tables of silver:

1Ch_28_17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basins [he gave gold] by weight for every basin; and [likewise silver] by weight for every basin of silver:

1Ch_28_18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out [their wings], and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

1Ch_28_19 All [this, said David], the LORD made me understand in writing by [his] hand upon me, [even] all the works of this pattern.

1Ch_28_20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do [it]: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, [even] my God, [will be] with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

1Ch_28_21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites, [even they shall be with thee] for all the service of the house of God: and [there shall be] with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people [will be] wholly at thy commandment.

1Ch_29_01 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, [is yet] young and tender, and the work [is] great: for the palace [is] not for man, but for the LORD God.

1Ch_29_02 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for [things to be made] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and the brass for [things] of brass, the iron for [things] of iron, and wood for [things] of wood; onyx stones, and [stones] to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.

1Ch_29_03 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, [which] I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,

1Ch_29_04 [Even] three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses [withal]:

1Ch_29_05 The gold for [things] of gold, and the silver for [things] of silver, and for all manner of work [to be made] by the hands of artificers. And who [then] is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?

1Ch_29_06 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,

1Ch_29_07 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

1Ch_29_08 And they with whom [precious] stones were found gave [them] to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.

1Ch_29_09 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

1Ch_29_10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed [be] thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

1Ch_29_11 Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

1Ch_29_12 Both riches and honour [come] of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand [is] power and might; and in thine hand [it is] to make great, and to give strength unto all.

1Ch_29_13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

1Ch_29_14 But who [am] I, and what [is] my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things [come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

1Ch_29_15 For we [are] strangers before thee, and sojourners, as [were] all our fathers: our days on the earth [are] as a shadow, and [there is] none abiding.

1Ch_29_16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name [cometh] of thine hand, and [is] all thine own.

1Ch_29_17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

1Ch_29_18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

1Ch_29_19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all [these things], and to build the palace, [for] the which I have made provision.

1Ch_29_20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.

1Ch_29_21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, [even] a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, [and] a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:

1Ch_29_22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed [him] unto the LORD [to be] the chief governor, and Zadok [to be] priest.

1Ch_29_23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.

1Ch_29_24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

1Ch_29_25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him [such] royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

1Ch_29_26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.

1Ch_29_27 And the time that he reigned over Israel [was] forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three [years] reigned he in Jerusalem.

1Ch_29_28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

1Ch_29_29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,

1Ch_29_30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

1Co_01_01 Paul, called [to be] an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes [our] brother,

1Co_01_02 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1Co_01_03 Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Co_01_04 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

1Co_01_05 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in] all knowledge;

1Co_01_06 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

1Co_01_07 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1Co_01_08 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Co_01_09 God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Co_01_10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1Co_01_11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1Co_01_12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1Co_01_13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

1Co_01_14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1Co_01_15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.

1Co_01_16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

1Co_01_17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1Co_01_18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1Co_01_19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1Co_01_20 Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Co_01_21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1Co_01_22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1Co_01_23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1Co_01_24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1Co_01_25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1Co_01_26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]:

1Co_01_27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1Co_01_28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

1Co_01_29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1Co_01_30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1Co_01_31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

1Co_02_01 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

1Co_02_02 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1Co_02_03 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

1Co_02_04 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

1Co_02_05 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1Co_02_06 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

1Co_02_07 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

1Co_02_08 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1Co_02_09 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1Co_02_10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1Co_02_11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

1Co_02_12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

1Co_02_13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

1Co_02_14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.

1Co_02_15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1Co_02_16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1Co_03_01 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, [even] as unto babes in Christ.

1Co_03_02 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able.

1Co_03_03 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas [there is] among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

1Co_03_04 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I [am] of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

1Co_03_05 Who then is Paul, and who [is] Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

1Co_03_06 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

1Co_03_07 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

1Co_03_08 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

1Co_03_09 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.

1Co_03_10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

1Co_03_11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1Co_03_12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

1Co_03_13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

1Co_03_14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

1Co_03_15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

1Co_03_16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Co_03_17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.

1Co_03_18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1Co_03_19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

1Co_03_20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

1Co_03_21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

1Co_03_22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

1Co_03_23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.

1Co_04_01 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1Co_04_02 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

1Co_04_03 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

1Co_04_04 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

1Co_04_05 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

1Co_04_06 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

1Co_04_07 For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]?

1Co_04_08 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

1Co_04_09 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

1Co_04_10 We [are] fools for Christ's sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised.

1Co_04_11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

1Co_04_12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

1Co_04_13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day.

1Co_04_14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you].

1Co_04_15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

1Co_04_16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

1Co_04_17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

1Co_04_18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

1Co_04_19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

1Co_04_20 For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power.

1Co_04_21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and [in] the spirit of meekness?

1Co_05_01 It is reported commonly [that there is] fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

1Co_05_02 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1Co_05_03 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, [concerning] him that hath so done this deed,

1Co_05_04 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Co_05_05 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1Co_05_06 Your glorying [is] not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

1Co_05_07 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

1Co_05_08 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

1Co_05_09 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

1Co_05_10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

1Co_05_11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

1Co_05_12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

1Co_05_13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

1Co_06_01 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

1Co_06_02 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

1Co_06_03 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

1Co_06_04 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

1Co_06_05 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

1Co_06_06 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

1Co_06_07 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather [suffer yourselves to] be defrauded?

1Co_06_08 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren.

1Co_06_09 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1Co_06_10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1Co_06_11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

1Co_06_12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1Co_06_13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body [is] not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

1Co_06_14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

1Co_06_15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make [them] the members of an harlot? God forbid.

1Co_06_16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

1Co_06_17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1Co_06_18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

1Co_06_19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1Co_06_20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1Co_07_01 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.

1Co_07_02 Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1Co_07_03 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

1Co_07_04 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

1Co_07_05 Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

1Co_07_06 But I speak this by permission, [and] not of commandment.

1Co_07_07 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

1Co_07_08 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

1Co_07_09 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

1Co_07_10 And unto the married I command, [yet] not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from [her] husband:

1Co_07_11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] husband: and let not the husband put away [his] wife.

1Co_07_12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

1Co_07_13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

1Co_07_14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

1Co_07_15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such [cases]: but God hath called us to peace.

1Co_07_16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save [thy] wife?

1Co_07_17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

1Co_07_18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

1Co_07_19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

1Co_07_20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

1Co_07_21 Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather.

1Co_07_22 For he that is called in the Lord, [being] a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, [being] free, is Christ's servant.

1Co_07_23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

1Co_07_24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

1Co_07_25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1Co_07_26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, [I say], that [it is] good for a man so to be.

1Co_07_27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

1Co_07_28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

1Co_07_29 But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

1Co_07_30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

1Co_07_31 And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

1Co_07_32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

1Co_07_33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife.

1Co_07_34 There is difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband.

1Co_07_35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

1Co_07_36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of [her] age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

1Co_07_37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

1Co_07_38 So then he that giveth [her] in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth [her] not in marriage doeth better.

1Co_07_39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

1Co_07_40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

1Co_08_01 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

1Co_08_02 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

1Co_08_03 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

1Co_08_04 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one.

1Co_08_05 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, [as there be gods many, and lords many,]

1Co_08_06 But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.

1Co_08_07 Howbeit [there is] not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat [it] as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

1Co_08_08 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

1Co_08_09 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

1Co_08_10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;

1Co_08_11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

1Co_08_12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

1Co_08_13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

1Co_09_01 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

1Co_09_02 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

1Co_09_03 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

1Co_09_04 Have we not power to eat and to drink?

1Co_09_05 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and [as] the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

1Co_09_06 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

1Co_09_07 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

1Co_09_08 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

1Co_09_09 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

1Co_09_10 Or saith he [it] altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, [this] is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

1Co_09_11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

1Co_09_12 If others be partakers of [this] power over you, [are] not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

1Co_09_13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live [of the things] of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

1Co_09_14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

1Co_09_15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for [it were] better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

1Co_09_16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

1Co_09_17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me.

1Co_09_18 What is my reward then? [Verily] that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

1Co_09_19 For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

1Co_09_20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

1Co_09_21 To them that are without law, as without law, [being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,] that I might gain them that are without law.

1Co_09_22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.

1Co_09_23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].

1Co_09_24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

1Co_09_25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

1Co_09_26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

1Co_09_27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1Co_10_01 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

1Co_10_02 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1Co_10_03 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

1Co_10_04 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

1Co_10_05 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1Co_10_06 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

1Co_10_07 Neither be ye idolaters, as [were] some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1Co_10_08 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1Co_10_09 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

1Co_10_10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1Co_10_11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

1Co_10_12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

1Co_10_13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

1Co_10_14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1Co_10_15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

1Co_10_16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1Co_10_17 For we [being] many are one bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1Co_10_18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

1Co_10_19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

1Co_10_20 But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

1Co_10_21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

1Co_10_22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

1Co_10_23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

1Co_10_24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth].

1Co_10_25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, [that] eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

1Co_10_26 For the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

1Co_10_27 If any of them that believe not bid you [to a feast], and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

1Co_10_28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:

1Co_10_29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another [man's] conscience?

1Co_10_30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

1Co_10_31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1Co_10_32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

1Co_10_33 Even as I please all [men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be saved.

1Co_11_01 Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.

1Co_11_02 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered [them] to you.

1Co_11_03 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God.

1Co_11_04 Every man praying or prophesying, having [his] head covered, dishonoureth his head.

1Co_11_05 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

1Co_11_06 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

1Co_11_07 For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

1Co_11_08 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

1Co_11_09 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1Co_11_10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.

1Co_11_11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

1Co_11_12 For as the woman [is] of the man, even so [is] the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

1Co_11_13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

1Co_11_14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

1Co_11_15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.

1Co_11_16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

1Co_11_17 Now in this that I declare [unto you] I praise [you] not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

1Co_11_18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

1Co_11_19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

1Co_11_20 When ye come together therefore into one place, [this] is not to eat the Lord's supper.

1Co_11_21 For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

1Co_11_22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not.

1Co_11_23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which he was betrayed took bread:

1Co_11_24 And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1Co_11_25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me.

1Co_11_26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.

1Co_11_27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink [this] cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1Co_11_28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup.

1Co_11_29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

1Co_11_30 For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

1Co_11_31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1Co_11_32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

1Co_11_33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

1Co_11_34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

1Co_12_01 Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1Co_12_02 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

1Co_12_03 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1Co_12_04 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1Co_12_05 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

1Co_12_06 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

1Co_12_07 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1Co_12_08 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

1Co_12_09 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

1Co_12_10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

1Co_12_11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

1Co_12_12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.

1Co_12_13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

1Co_12_14 For the body is not one member, but many.

1Co_12_15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

1Co_12_16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

1Co_12_17 If the whole body [were] an eye, where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling?

1Co_12_18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

1Co_12_19 And if they were all one member, where [were] the body?

1Co_12_20 But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.

1Co_12_21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

1Co_12_22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

1Co_12_23 And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness.

1Co_12_24 For our comely [parts] have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked:

1Co_12_25 That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.

1Co_12_26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

1Co_12_27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

1Co_12_28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

1Co_12_29 [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?

1Co_12_30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

1Co_12_31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.

1Co_13_01 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1Co_13_02 And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1Co_13_03 And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1Co_13_04 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1Co_13_05 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

1Co_13_06 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

1Co_13_07 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

1Co_13_08 Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1Co_13_09 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

1Co_13_10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

1Co_13_11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1Co_13_12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1Co_13_13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

1Co_14_01 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy.

1Co_14_02 For he that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth [him]; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1Co_14_03 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men [to] edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

1Co_14_04 He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1Co_14_05 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

1Co_14_06 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

1Co_14_07 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

1Co_14_08 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

1Co_14_09 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

1Co_14_10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them [is] without signification.

1Co_14_11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh [shall be] a barbarian unto me.

1Co_14_12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

1Co_14_13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret.

1Co_14_14 For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1Co_14_15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

1Co_14_16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

1Co_14_17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

1Co_14_18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

1Co_14_19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that [by my voice] I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an [unknown] tongue.

1Co_14_20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

1Co_14_21 In the law it is written, With [men of] other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

1Co_14_22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying [serveth] not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

1Co_14_23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in [those that are] unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

1Co_14_24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or [one] unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

1Co_14_25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on [his] face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

1Co_14_26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

1Co_14_27 If any man speak in an [unknown] tongue, [let it be] by two, or at the most [by] three, and [that] by course; and let one interpret.

1Co_14_28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

1Co_14_29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

1Co_14_30 If [any thing] be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

1Co_14_31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

1Co_14_32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

1Co_14_33 For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1Co_14_34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

1Co_14_35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

1Co_14_36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

1Co_14_37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

1Co_14_38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

1Co_14_39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

1Co_14_40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1Co_15_01 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

1Co_15_02 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

1Co_15_03 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

1Co_15_04 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1Co_15_05 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

1Co_15_06 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

1Co_15_07 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

1Co_15_08 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

1Co_15_09 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

1Co_15_10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1Co_15_11 Therefore whether [it were] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

1Co_15_12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1Co_15_13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

1Co_15_14 And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.

1Co_15_15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

1Co_15_16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

1Co_15_17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.

1Co_15_18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

1Co_15_19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

1Co_15_20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.

1Co_15_21 For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead.

1Co_15_22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1Co_15_23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

1Co_15_24 Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1Co_15_25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1Co_15_26 The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.

1Co_15_27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under [him, it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1Co_15_28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

1Co_15_29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

1Co_15_30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

1Co_15_31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

1Co_15_32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

1Co_15_33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

1Co_15_34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.

1Co_15_35 But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

1Co_15_36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

1Co_15_37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]:

1Co_15_38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

1Co_15_39 All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds.

1Co_15_40 [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.

1Co_15_41 [There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory.

1Co_15_42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

1Co_15_43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

1Co_15_44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

1Co_15_45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.

1Co_15_46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

1Co_15_47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven.

1Co_15_48 As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly.

1Co_15_49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

1Co_15_50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1Co_15_51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

1Co_15_52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Co_15_53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

1Co_15_54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1Co_15_55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?

1Co_15_56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.

1Co_15_57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Co_15_58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1Co_16_01 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

1Co_16_02 Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

1Co_16_03 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by [your] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

1Co_16_04 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

1Co_16_05 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

1Co_16_06 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

1Co_16_07 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

1Co_16_08 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

1Co_16_09 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and [there are] many adversaries.

1Co_16_10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also [do].

1Co_16_11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

1Co_16_12 As touching [our] brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

1Co_16_13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

1Co_16_14 Let all your things be done with charity.

1Co_16_15 I beseech you, brethren, [ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and [that] they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,]

1Co_16_16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with [us], and laboureth.

1Co_16_17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

1Co_16_18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

1Co_16_19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

1Co_16_20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

1Co_16_21 The salutation of [me] Paul with mine own hand.

1Co_16_22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

1Co_16_23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

1Co_16_24 My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

1Jo_01_01 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

1Jo_01_02 [For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it], and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;]

1Jo_01_03 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1Jo_01_04 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

1Jo_01_05 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1Jo_01_06 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1Jo_01_07 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1Jo_01_08 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1Jo_01_09 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1Jo_01_10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1Jo_02_01 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1Jo_02_02 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

1Jo_02_03 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1Jo_02_04 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jo_02_05 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1Jo_02_06 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1Jo_02_07 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

1Jo_02_08 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

1Jo_02_09 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

1Jo_02_10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

1Jo_02_11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1Jo_02_12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

1Jo_02_13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

1Jo_02_14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

1Jo_02_15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1Jo_02_16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

1Jo_02_17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

1Jo_02_18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

1Jo_02_19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

1Jo_02_20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

1Jo_02_21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

1Jo_02_22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

1Jo_02_23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [@but@ he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].

1Jo_02_24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

1Jo_02_25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even] eternal life.

1Jo_02_26 These [things] have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

1Jo_02_27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

1Jo_02_28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1Jo_02_29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

1Jo_03_01 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1Jo_03_02 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

1Jo_03_03 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

1Jo_03_04 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1Jo_03_05 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

1Jo_03_06 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

1Jo_03_07 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

1Jo_03_08 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1Jo_03_09 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1Jo_03_10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1Jo_03_11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1Jo_03_12 Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

1Jo_03_13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

1Jo_03_14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death.

1Jo_03_15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

1Jo_03_16 Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.

1Jo_03_17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1Jo_03_18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

1Jo_03_19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

1Jo_03_20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

1Jo_03_21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, [then] have we confidence toward God.

1Jo_03_22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1Jo_03_23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1Jo_03_24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1Jo_04_01 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1Jo_04_02 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

1Jo_04_03 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1Jo_04_04 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1Jo_04_05 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

1Jo_04_06 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

1Jo_04_07 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

1Jo_04_08 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1Jo_04_09 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

1Jo_04_10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

1Jo_04_11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1Jo_04_12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1Jo_04_13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

1Jo_04_14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son [to be] the Saviour of the world.

1Jo_04_15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

1Jo_04_16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1Jo_04_17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

1Jo_04_18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1Jo_04_19 We love him, because he first loved us.

1Jo_04_20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1Jo_04_21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

1Jo_05_01 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

1Jo_05_02 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

1Jo_05_03 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

1Jo_05_04 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.

1Jo_05_05 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

1Jo_05_06 This is he that came by water and blood, [even] Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

1Jo_05_07 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1Jo_05_08 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

1Jo_05_09 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

1Jo_05_10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

1Jo_05_11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1Jo_05_12 He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

1Jo_05_13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1Jo_05_14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

1Jo_05_15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

1Jo_05_16 If any man see his brother sin a sin [which is] not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

1Jo_05_17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

1Jo_05_18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

1Jo_05_19 [And] we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

1Jo_05_20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1Jo_05_21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

1Ki_01_01 Now king David was old [and] stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.

1Ki_01_02 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

1Ki_01_03 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

1Ki_01_04 And the damsel [was] very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

1Ki_01_05 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

1Ki_01_06 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also [was a] very goodly [man]; and [his mother] bare him after Absalom.

1Ki_01_07 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped [him].

1Ki_01_08 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which [belonged] to David, were not with Adonijah.

1Ki_01_09 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which [is] by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants:

1Ki_01_10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.

1Ki_01_11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth [it] not?

1Ki_01_12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

1Ki_01_13 Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?

1Ki_01_14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.

1Ki_01_15 And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.

1Ki_01_16 And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

1Ki_01_17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, [saying], Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.

1Ki_01_18 And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest [it] not:

1Ki_01_19 And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called.

1Ki_01_20 And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel [are] upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.

1Ki_01_21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

1Ki_01_22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in.

1Ki_01_23 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

1Ki_01_24 And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?

1Ki_01_25 For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.

1Ki_01_26 But me, [even] me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called.

1Ki_01_27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not showed [it] unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?

1Ki_01_28 Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king.

1Ki_01_29 And the king sware, and said, [As] the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

1Ki_01_30 Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.

1Ki_01_31 Then Bathsheba bowed with [her] face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

1Ki_01_32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.

1Ki_01_33 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:

1Ki_01_34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.

1Ki_01_35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.

1Ki_01_36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the LORD God of my lord the king say so [too].

1Ki_01_37 As the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.

1Ki_01_38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.

1Ki_01_39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

1Ki_01_40 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

1Ki_01_41 And Adonijah and all the guests that [were] with him heard [it] as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore [is this] noise of the city being in an uproar?

1Ki_01_42 And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou [art] a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.

1Ki_01_43 And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.

1Ki_01_44 And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule:

1Ki_01_45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This [is] the noise that ye have heard.

1Ki_01_46 And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom.

1Ki_01_47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

1Ki_01_48 And also thus said the king, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which hath given [one] to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing [it].

1Ki_01_49 And all the guests that [were] with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

1Ki_01_50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

1Ki_01_51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

1Ki_01_52 And Solomon said, If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

1Ki_01_53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

1Ki_02_01 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

1Ki_02_02 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man;

1Ki_02_03 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

1Ki_02_04 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee [said he] a man on the throne of Israel.

1Ki_02_05 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, [and] what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that [was] about his loins, and in his shoes that [were] on his feet.

1Ki_02_06 Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

1Ki_02_07 But show kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.

1Ki_02_08 And, behold, [thou hast] with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.

1Ki_02_09 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou [art] a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

1Ki_02_10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

1Ki_02_11 And the days that David reigned over Israel [were] forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

1Ki_02_12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.

1Ki_02_13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.

1Ki_02_14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.

1Ki_02_15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and [that] all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it was his from the LORD.

1Ki_02_16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.

1Ki_02_17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, [for he will not say thee nay,] that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.

1Ki_02_18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king.

1Ki_02_19 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.

1Ki_02_20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; [I pray thee], say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay.

1Ki_02_21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.

1Ki_02_22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he [is] mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.

1Ki_02_23 Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.

1Ki_02_24 Now therefore, [as] the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.

1Ki_02_25 And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.

1Ki_02_26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou [art] worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

1Ki_02_27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

1Ki_02_28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

1Ki_02_29 And it was told king Solomon that Joab was fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD; and, behold, [he is] by the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him.

1Ki_02_30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle of the LORD, and said unto him, Thus saith the king, Come forth. And he said, Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah brought the king word again, saying, Thus said Joab, and thus he answered me.

1Ki_02_31 And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.

1Ki_02_32 And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing [thereof, to wit], Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.

1Ki_02_33 Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD.

1Ki_02_34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.

1Ki_02_35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.

1Ki_02_36 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.

1Ki_02_37 For it shall be, [that] on the day thou goest out, and passest over the brook Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.

1Ki_02_38 And Shimei said unto the king, The saying [is] good: as my lord the king hath said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem many days.

1Ki_02_39 And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants [be] in Gath.

1Ki_02_40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

1Ki_02_41 And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and was come again.

1Ki_02_42 And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word [that] I have heard [is] good.

1Ki_02_43 Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

1Ki_02_44 The king said moreover to Shimei, Thou knowest all the wickedness which thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to David my father: therefore the LORD shall return thy wickedness upon thine own head;

1Ki_02_45 And king Solomon [shall be] blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.

1Ki_02_46 So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; which went out, and fell upon him, that he died. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

1Ki_03_01 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

1Ki_03_02 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.

1Ki_03_03 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

1Ki_03_04 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that [was] the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.

1Ki_03_05 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

1Ki_03_06 And Solomon said, Thou hast showed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as [it is] this day.

1Ki_03_07 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I [am but] a little child: I know not [how] to go out or come in.

1Ki_03_08 And thy servant [is] in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

1Ki_03_09 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

1Ki_03_10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

1Ki_03_11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

1Ki_03_12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

1Ki_03_13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

1Ki_03_14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

1Ki_03_15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, [it was] a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

1Ki_03_16 Then came there two women, [that were] harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

1Ki_03_17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

1Ki_03_18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we [were] together; [there was] no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

1Ki_03_19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

1Ki_03_20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

1Ki_03_21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.

1Ki_03_22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living [is] my son, and the dead [is] thy son. And this said, No; but the dead [is] thy son, and the living [is] my son. Thus they spake before the king.

1Ki_03_23 Then said the king, The one saith, This [is] my son that liveth, and thy son [is] the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son [is] the dead, and my son [is] the living.

1Ki_03_24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

1Ki_03_25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

1Ki_03_26 Then spake the woman whose the living child [was] unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, [but] divide [it].

1Ki_03_27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she [is] the mother thereof.

1Ki_03_28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God [was] in him, to do judgment.

1Ki_04_01 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

1Ki_04_02 And these [were] the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,

1Ki_04_03 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.

1Ki_04_04 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests:

1Ki_04_05 And Azariah the son of Nathan [was] over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan [was] principal officer, [and] the king's friend:

1Ki_04_06 And Ahishar [was] over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda [was] over the tribute.

1Ki_04_07 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

1Ki_04_08 And these [are] their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim:

1Ki_04_09 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:

1Ki_04_10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him [pertained] Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:

1Ki_04_11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:

1Ki_04_12 Baana the son of Ahilud; [to him pertained] Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, [even] unto [the place that is] beyond Jokneam:

1Ki_04_13 The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars:

1Ki_04_14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo [had] Mahanaim:

1Ki_04_15 Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife:

1Ki_04_16 Baanah the son of Hushai [was] in Asher and in Aloth:

1Ki_04_17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:

1Ki_04_18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:

1Ki_04_19 Geber the son of Uri [was] in the country of Gilead, [in] the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and [he was] the only officer which [was] in the land.

1Ki_04_20 Judah and Israel [were] many, as the sand which [is] by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

1Ki_04_21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

1Ki_04_22 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,

1Ki_04_23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.

1Ki_04_24 For he had dominion over all [the region] on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

1Ki_04_25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

1Ki_04_26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

1Ki_04_27 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.

1Ki_04_28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where [the officers] were, every man according to his charge.

1Ki_04_29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the sea shore.

1Ki_04_30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

1Ki_04_31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.

1Ki_04_32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

1Ki_04_33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that [is] in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

1Ki_04_34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

1Ki_05_01 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

1Ki_05_02 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

1Ki_05_03 Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

1Ki_05_04 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, [so that there is] neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

1Ki_05_05 And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.

1Ki_05_06 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that [there is] not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

1Ki_05_07 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed [be] the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.

1Ki_05_08 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: [and] I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.

1Ki_05_09 My servants shall bring [them] down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive [them]: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household.

1Ki_05_10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees [according to] all his desire.

1Ki_05_11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat [for] food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

1Ki_05_12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.

1Ki_05_13 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.

1Ki_05_14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, [and] two months at home: and Adoniram [was] over the levy.

1Ki_05_15 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;

1Ki_05_16 Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which [were] over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

1Ki_05_17 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, [and] hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.

1Ki_05_18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew [them], and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.

1Ki_06_01 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.

1Ki_06_02 And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof [was] threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty [cubits], and the height thereof thirty cubits.

1Ki_06_03 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits [was] the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; [and] ten cubits [was] the breadth thereof before the house.

1Ki_06_04 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

1Ki_06_05 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, [against] the walls of the house round about, [both] of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:

1Ki_06_06 The nethermost chamber [was] five cubits broad, and the middle [was] six cubits broad, and the third [was] seven cubits broad: for without [in the wall] of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that [the beams] should not be fastened in the walls of the house.

1Ki_06_07 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor ax [nor] any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

1Ki_06_08 The door for the middle chamber [was] in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle [chamber], and out of the middle into the third.

1Ki_06_09 So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

1Ki_06_10 And [then] he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house [with] timber of cedar.

1Ki_06_11 And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

1Ki_06_12 [Concerning] this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

1Ki_06_13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

1Ki_06_14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

1Ki_06_15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: [and] he covered [them] on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

1Ki_06_16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built [them] for it within, [even] for the oracle, [even] for the most holy [place].

1Ki_06_17 And the house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].

1Ki_06_18 And the cedar of the house within [was] carved with knops and open flowers: all [was] cedar; there was no stone seen.

1Ki_06_19 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

1Ki_06_20 And the oracle in the forepart [was] twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and [so] covered the altar [which was of] cedar.

1Ki_06_21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.

1Ki_06_22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that [was] by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

1Ki_06_23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims [of] olive tree, [each] ten cubits high.

1Ki_06_24 And five cubits [was] the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other [were] ten cubits.

1Ki_06_25 And the other cherub [was] ten cubits: both the cherubims [were] of one measure and one size.

1Ki_06_26 The height of the one cherub [was] ten cubits, and so [was it] of the other cherub.

1Ki_06_27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the [one] wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.

1Ki_06_28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.

1Ki_06_29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.

1Ki_06_30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.

1Ki_06_31 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors [of] olive tree: the lintel [and] side posts [were] a fifth part [of the wall].

1Ki_06_32 The two doors also [were of] olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid [them] with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.

1Ki_06_33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts [of] olive tree, a fourth part [of the wall].

1Ki_06_34 And the two doors [were of] fir tree: the two leaves of the one door [were] folding, and the two leaves of the other door [were] folding.

1Ki_06_35 And he carved [thereon] cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered [them] with gold fitted upon the carved work.

1Ki_06_36 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

1Ki_06_37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

1Ki_06_38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which [is] the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

1Ki_07_01 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

1Ki_07_02 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof [was] an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.

1Ki_07_03 And [it was] covered with cedar above upon the beams, that [lay] on forty five pillars, fifteen [in] a row.

1Ki_07_04 And [there were] windows [in] three rows, and light [was] against light [in] three ranks.

1Ki_07_05 And all the doors and posts [were] square, with the windows: and light [was] against light [in] three ranks.

1Ki_07_06 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof [was] fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch [was] before them: and the [other] pillars and the thick beam [were] before them.

1Ki_07_07 Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, [even] the porch of judgment: and [it was] covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

1Ki_07_08 And his house where he dwelt [had] another court within the porch, [which] was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken [to wife], like unto this porch.

1Ki_07_09 All these [were of] costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and [so] on the outside toward the great court.

1Ki_07_10 And the foundation [was of] costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

1Ki_07_11 And above [were] costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

1Ki_07_12 And the great court round about [was] with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

1Ki_07_13 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.

1Ki_07_14 He [was] a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

1Ki_07_15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

1Ki_07_16 And he made two chapiters [of] molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter [was] five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter [was] five cubits:

1Ki_07_17 [And] nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which [were] upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

1Ki_07_18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that [were] upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

1Ki_07_19 And the chapiters that [were] upon the top of the pillars [were] of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

1Ki_07_20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars [had pomegranates] also above, over against the belly which [was] by the network: and the pomegranates [were] two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

1Ki_07_21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.

1Ki_07_22 And upon the top of the pillars [was] lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

1Ki_07_23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: [it was] round all about, and his height [was] five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

1Ki_07_24 And under the brim of it round about [there were] knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops [were] cast in two rows, when it was cast.

1Ki_07_25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward.

1Ki_07_26 And it [was] an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

1Ki_07_27 And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits [was] the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

1Ki_07_28 And the work of the bases [was] on this [manner]: they had borders, and the borders [were] between the ledges:

1Ki_07_29 And on the borders that [were] between the ledges [were] lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges [there was] a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen [were] certain additions made of thin work.

1Ki_07_30 And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver [were] undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

1Ki_07_31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above [was] a cubit: but the mouth thereof [was] round [after] the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it [were] gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.

1Ki_07_32 And under the borders [were] four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels [were joined] to the base: and the height of a wheel [was] a cubit and half a cubit.

1Ki_07_33 And the work of the wheels [was] like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, [were] all molten.

1Ki_07_34 And [there were] four undersetters to the four corners of one base: [and] the undersetters [were] of the very base itself.

1Ki_07_35 And in the top of the base [was there] a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof [were] of the same.

1Ki_07_36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.

1Ki_07_37 After this [manner] he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, [and] one size.

1Ki_07_38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: [and] every laver was four cubits: [and] upon every one of the ten bases one laver.

1Ki_07_39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.

1Ki_07_40 And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD:

1Ki_07_41 The two pillars, and the [two] bowls of the chapiters that [were] on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which [were] upon the top of the pillars;

1Ki_07_42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, [even] two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that [were] upon the pillars;

1Ki_07_43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;

1Ki_07_44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;

1Ki_07_45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basins: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, [were of] bright brass.

1Ki_07_46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.

1Ki_07_47 And Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.

1Ki_07_48 And Solomon made all the vessels that [pertained] unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the showbread [was],

1Ki_07_49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right [side], and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs [of] gold,

1Ki_07_50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers [of] pure gold; and the hinges [of] gold, [both] for the doors of the inner house, the most holy [place, and] for the doors of the house, [to wit], of the temple.

1Ki_07_51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; [even] the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.

1Ki_08_01 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.

1Ki_08_02 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which [is] the seventh month.

1Ki_08_03 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

1Ki_08_04 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.

1Ki_08_05 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, [were] with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

1Ki_08_06 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims.

1Ki_08_07 For the cherubims spread forth [their] two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

1Ki_08_08 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy [place] before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.

1Ki_08_09 [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

1Ki_08_10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy [place], that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,

1Ki_08_11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

1Ki_08_12 Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

1Ki_08_13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

1Ki_08_14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: [and all the congregation of Israel stood;]

1Ki_08_15 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which spake with his mouth unto David my father, and hath with his hand fulfilled [it], saying,

1Ki_08_16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.

1Ki_08_17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

1Ki_08_18 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.

1Ki_08_19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.

1Ki_08_20 And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

1Ki_08_21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein [is] the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

1Ki_08_22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:

1Ki_08_23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, [there is] no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

1Ki_08_24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled [it] with thine hand, as [it is] this day.

1Ki_08_25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.

1Ki_08_26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.

1Ki_08_27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

1Ki_08_28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

1Ki_08_29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, [even] toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.

1Ki_08_30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

1Ki_08_31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:

1Ki_08_32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.

1Ki_08_33 When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:

1Ki_08_34 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.

1Ki_08_35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:

1Ki_08_36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.

1Ki_08_37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, [or] if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness [there be];

1Ki_08_38 What prayer and supplication soever be [made] by any man, [or] by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:

1Ki_08_39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; [for thou, [even] thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;]

1Ki_08_40 That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

1Ki_08_41 Moreover concerning a stranger, that [is] not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;

1Ki_08_42 [For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;] when he shall come and pray toward this house;

1Ki_08_43 Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as [do] thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.

1Ki_08_44 If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whithersoever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the LORD toward the city which thou hast chosen, and [toward] the house that I have built for thy name:

1Ki_08_45 Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

1Ki_08_46 If they sin against thee, [for [there is] no man that sinneth not,] and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

1Ki_08_47 [Yet] if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;

1Ki_08_48 And [so] return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

1Ki_08_49 Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause,

1Ki_08_50 And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:

1Ki_08_51 For they [be] thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron:

1Ki_08_52 That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee.

1Ki_08_53 For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, [to be] thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.

1Ki_08_54 And it was [so], that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.

1Ki_08_55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

1Ki_08_56 Blessed [be] the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.

1Ki_08_57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us:

1Ki_08_58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

1Ki_08_59 And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:

1Ki_08_60 That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD [is] God, [and that there is] none else.

1Ki_08_61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

1Ki_08_62 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.

1Ki_08_63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.

1Ki_08_64 The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that [was] before the house of the LORD for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brazen altar that [was] before the LORD [was] too little to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.

1Ki_08_65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, [even] fourteen days.

1Ki_08_66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

1Ki_09_01 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,

1Ki_09_02 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.

1Ki_09_03 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

1Ki_09_04 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, [and] wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

1Ki_09_05 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.

1Ki_09_06 [But] if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments [and] my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:

1Ki_09_07 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

1Ki_09_08 And at this house, [which] is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

1Ki_09_09 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

1Ki_09_10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

1Ki_09_11 [[Now] Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,] that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.

1Ki_09_12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not.

1Ki_09_13 And he said, What cities [are] these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.

1Ki_09_14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.

1Ki_09_15 And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

1Ki_09_16 [For] Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it [for] a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

1Ki_09_17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

1Ki_09_18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,

1Ki_09_19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

1Ki_09_20 [And] all the people [that were] left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which [were] not of the children of Israel,

1Ki_09_21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

1Ki_09_22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they [were] men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

1Ki_09_23 These [were] the chief of the officers that [were] over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

1Ki_09_24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the city of David unto her house which [Solomon] had built for her: then did he build Millo.

1Ki_09_25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that [was] before the LORD. So he finished the house.

1Ki_09_26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which [is] beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.

1Ki_09_27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.

1Ki_09_28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.

1Ki_10_01 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.

1Ki_10_02 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

1Ki_10_03 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not [any] thing hid from the king, which he told her not.

1Ki_10_04 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

1Ki_10_05 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.

1Ki_10_06 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.

1Ki_10_07 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen [it]: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.

1Ki_10_08 Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom.

1Ki_10_09 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.

1Ki_10_10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

1Ki_10_11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.

1Ki_10_12 And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.

1Ki_10_13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside [that] which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.

1Ki_10_14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,

1Ki_10_15 Beside [that he had] of the merchantmen, and of the traffic of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.

1Ki_10_16 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold: six hundred [shekels] of gold went to one target.

1Ki_10_17 And [he made] three hundred shields [of] beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

1Ki_10_18 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.

1Ki_10_19 The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne [was] round behind: and [there were] stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.

1Ki_10_20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

1Ki_10_21 And all king Solomon's drinking vessels [were of] gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon [were of] pure gold; none [were of] silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

1Ki_10_22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

1Ki_10_23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

1Ki_10_24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

1Ki_10_25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

1Ki_10_26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.

1Ki_10_27 And the king made silver [to be] in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he [to be] as the sycamore trees that [are] in the vale, for abundance.

1Ki_10_28 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

1Ki_10_29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring [them] out by their means.

1Ki_11_01 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, [and] Hittites;

1Ki_11_02 Of the nations [concerning] which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: [for] surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

1Ki_11_03 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

1Ki_11_04 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father.

1Ki_11_05 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

1Ki_11_06 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as [did] David his father.

1Ki_11_07 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.

1Ki_11_08 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

1Ki_11_09 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,

1Ki_11_10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.

1Ki_11_11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

1Ki_11_12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: [but] I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

1Ki_11_13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; [but] will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.

1Ki_11_14 And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he [was] of the king's seed in Edom.

1Ki_11_15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, after he had smitten every male in Edom;

1Ki_11_16 [For six months did Joab remain there with all Israel, until he had cut off every male in Edom:]

1Ki_11_17 That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad [being] yet a little child.

1Ki_11_18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

1Ki_11_19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

1Ki_11_20 And the sister of Tahpenes bare him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house: and Genubath was in Pharaoh's household among the sons of Pharaoh.

1Ki_11_21 And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country.

1Ki_11_22 Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wise.

1Ki_11_23 And God stirred him up [another] adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

1Ki_11_24 And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them [of Zobah]: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

1Ki_11_25 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad [did]: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.

1Ki_11_26 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name [was] Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up [his] hand against the king.

1Ki_11_27 And this [was] the cause that he lifted up [his] hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, [and] repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

1Ki_11_28 And the man Jeroboam [was] a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.

1Ki_11_29 And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two [were] alone in the field:

1Ki_11_30 And Ahijah caught the new garment that [was] on him, and rent it [in] twelve pieces:

1Ki_11_31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

1Ki_11_32 [But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:]

1Ki_11_33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do [that which is] right in mine eyes, and [to keep] my statutes and my judgments, as [did] David his father.

1Ki_11_34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:

1Ki_11_35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, [even] ten tribes.

1Ki_11_36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

1Ki_11_37 And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

1Ki_11_38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do [that is] right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.

1Ki_11_39 And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.

1Ki_11_40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.

1Ki_11_41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, [are] they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?

1Ki_11_42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel [was] forty years.

1Ki_11_43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_12_01 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

1Ki_12_02 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard [of it], [for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;]

1Ki_12_03 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

1Ki_12_04 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

1Ki_12_05 And he said unto them, Depart yet [for] three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

1Ki_12_06 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?

1Ki_12_07 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.

1Ki_12_08 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, [and] which stood before him:

1Ki_12_09 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?

1Ki_12_10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou [it] lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little [finger] shall be thicker than my father's loins.

1Ki_12_11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

1Ki_12_12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.

1Ki_12_13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;

1Ki_12_14 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father [also] chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

1Ki_12_15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

1Ki_12_16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither [have we] inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.

1Ki_12_17 But [as for] the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

1Ki_12_18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who [was] over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.

1Ki_12_19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.

1Ki_12_20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.

1Ki_12_21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

1Ki_12_22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

1Ki_12_23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying,

1Ki_12_24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

1Ki_12_25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.

1Ki_12_26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

1Ki_12_27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, [even] unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

1Ki_12_28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves [of] gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

1Ki_12_29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

1Ki_12_30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went [to worship] before the one, [even] unto Dan.

1Ki_12_31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

1Ki_12_32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that [is] in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

1Ki_12_33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, [even] in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.

1Ki_13_01 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1Ki_13_02 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

1Ki_13_03 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This [is] the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that [are] upon it shall be poured out.

1Ki_13_04 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.

1Ki_13_05 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.

1Ki_13_06 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Entreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as [it was] before.

1Ki_13_07 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

1Ki_13_08 And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:

1Ki_13_09 For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest.

1Ki_13_10 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.

1Ki_13_11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.

1Ki_13_12 And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

1Ki_13_13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,

1Ki_13_14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, [Art] thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I [am].

1Ki_13_15 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.

1Ki_13_16 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:

1Ki_13_17 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

1Ki_13_18 He said unto him, I [am] a prophet also as thou [art]; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. [But] he lied unto him.

1Ki_13_19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

1Ki_13_20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back:

1Ki_13_21 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

1Ki_13_22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which [the LORD] did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.

1Ki_13_23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, [to wit], for the prophet whom he had brought back.

1Ki_13_24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.

1Ki_13_25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told [it] in the city where the old prophet dwelt.

1Ki_13_26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard [thereof], he said, It [is] the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.

1Ki_13_27 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled [him].

1Ki_13_28 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.

1Ki_13_29 And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.

1Ki_13_30 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, [saying], Alas, my brother!

1Ki_13_31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God [is] buried; lay my bones beside his bones:

1Ki_13_32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which [are] in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.

1Ki_13_33 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became [one] of the priests of the high places.

1Ki_13_34 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut [it] off, and to destroy [it] from off the face of the earth.

1Ki_14_01 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

1Ki_14_02 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there [is] Ahijah the prophet, which told me that [I should be] king over this people.

1Ki_14_03 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child.

1Ki_14_04 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.

1Ki_14_05 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he [is] sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself [to be] another [woman].

1Ki_14_06 And it was [so], when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself [to be] another? for I [am] sent to thee [with] heavy [tidings].

1Ki_14_07 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,

1Ki_14_08 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and [yet] thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do [that] only [which was] right in mine eyes;

1Ki_14_09 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:

1Ki_14_10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, [and] him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.

1Ki_14_11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken [it].

1Ki_14_12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: [and] when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

1Ki_14_13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found [some] good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.

1Ki_14_14 Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now.

1Ki_14_15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.

1Ki_14_16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

1Ki_14_17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: [and] when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

1Ki_14_18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.

1Ki_14_19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they [are] written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

1Ki_14_20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned [were] two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_14_21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam [was] forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess.

1Ki_14_22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.

1Ki_14_23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

1Ki_14_24 And there were also sodomites in the land: [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

1Ki_14_25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, [that] Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:

1Ki_14_26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

1Ki_14_27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brazen shields, and committed [them] unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house.

1Ki_14_28 And it was [so], when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.

1Ki_14_29 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

1Ki_14_30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all [their] days.

1Ki_14_31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_15_01 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

1Ki_15_02 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

1Ki_15_03 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

1Ki_15_04 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

1Ki_15_05 Because David did [that which was] right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any [thing] that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

1Ki_15_06 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

1Ki_15_07 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

1Ki_15_08 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_15_09 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.

1Ki_15_10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

1Ki_15_11 And Asa did [that which was] right in the eyes of the LORD, as [did] David his father.

1Ki_15_12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

1Ki_15_13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt [it] by the brook Kidron.

1Ki_15_14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

1Ki_15_15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels.

1Ki_15_16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

1Ki_15_17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

1Ki_15_18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold [that were] left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

1Ki_15_19 [There is] a league between me and thee, [and] between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

1Ki_15_20 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.

1Ki_15_21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard [thereof], that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

1Ki_15_22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none [was] exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

1Ki_15_23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.

1Ki_15_24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_15_25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years.

1Ki_15_26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

1Ki_15_27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which [belonged] to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.

1Ki_15_28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead.

1Ki_15_29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, [that] he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:

1Ki_15_30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger.

1Ki_15_31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1Ki_15_32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

1Ki_15_33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.

1Ki_15_34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

1Ki_16_01 Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

1Ki_16_02 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

1Ki_16_03 Behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

1Ki_16_04 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.

1Ki_16_05 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1Ki_16_06 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_16_07 And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.

1Ki_16_08 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.

1Ki_16_09 And his servant Zimri, captain of half [his] chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza steward of [his] house in Tirzah.

1Ki_16_10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.

1Ki_16_11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, [that] he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

1Ki_16_12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,

1Ki_16_13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and by which they made Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

1Ki_16_14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1Ki_16_15 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people [were] encamped against Gibbethon, which [belonged] to the Philistines.

1Ki_16_16 And the people [that were] encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.

1Ki_16_17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.

1Ki_16_18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died,

1Ki_16_19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.

1Ki_16_20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1Ki_16_21 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.

1Ki_16_22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

1Ki_16_23 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he in Tirzah.

1Ki_16_24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

1Ki_16_25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that [were] before him.

1Ki_16_26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.

1Ki_16_27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he showed, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1Ki_16_28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_16_29 And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.

1Ki_16_30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that [were] before him.

1Ki_16_31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

1Ki_16_32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

1Ki_16_33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

1Ki_16_34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

1Ki_17_01 And Elijah the Tishbite, [who was] of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, [As] the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

1Ki_17_02 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,

1Ki_17_03 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.

1Ki_17_04 And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

1Ki_17_05 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.

1Ki_17_06 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

1Ki_17_07 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

1Ki_17_08 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,

1Ki_17_09 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which [belongeth] to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

1Ki_17_10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman [was] there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

1Ki_17_11 And as she was going to fetch [it], he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

1Ki_17_12 And she said, [As] the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I [am] gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

1Ki_17_13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go [and] do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring [it] unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

1Ki_17_14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.

1Ki_17_15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat [many] days.

1Ki_17_16 [And] the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

1Ki_17_17 And it came to pass after these things, [that] the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.

1Ki_17_18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

1Ki_17_19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.

1Ki_17_20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?

1Ki_17_21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.

1Ki_17_22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

1Ki_17_23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.

1Ki_17_24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou [art] a man of God, [and] that the word of the LORD in thy mouth [is] truth.

1Ki_18_01 And it came to pass [after] many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

1Ki_18_02 And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And [there was] a sore famine in Samaria.

1Ki_18_03 And Ahab called Obadiah, which [was] the governor of [his] house. [Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

1Ki_18_04 For it was [so], when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.]

1Ki_18_05 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

1Ki_18_06 So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

1Ki_18_07 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, [Art] thou that my lord Elijah?

1Ki_18_08 And he answered him, I [am]: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here].

1Ki_18_09 And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?

1Ki_18_10 [As] the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, [He is] not [there]; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.

1Ki_18_11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here].

1Ki_18_12 And it shall come to pass, [as soon as] I am gone from thee, that the spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and [so] when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.

1Ki_18_13 Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

1Ki_18_14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here]: and he shall slay me.

1Ki_18_15 And Elijah said, [As] the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him to day.

1Ki_18_16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

1Ki_18_17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, [Art] thou he that troubleth Israel?

1Ki_18_18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.

1Ki_18_19 Now therefore send, [and] gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.

1Ki_18_20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

1Ki_18_21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him: but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

1Ki_18_22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, [even] I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets [are] four hundred and fifty men.

1Ki_18_23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay [it] on wood, and put no fire [under]: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay [it] on wood, and put no fire [under]:

1Ki_18_24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

1Ki_18_25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress [it] first; for ye [are] many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire [under].

1Ki_18_26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed [it], and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But [there was] no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

1Ki_18_27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he [is] a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, [or] peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

1Ki_18_28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

1Ki_18_29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the [time] of the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that [there was] neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

1Ki_18_30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD [that was] broken down.

1Ki_18_31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

1Ki_18_32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

1Ki_18_33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid [him] on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour [it] on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

1Ki_18_34 And he said, Do [it] the second time. And they did [it] the second time. And he said, Do [it] the third time. And they did [it] the third time.

1Ki_18_35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

1Ki_18_36 And it came to pass at [the time of] the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou [art] God in Israel, and [that] I [am] thy servant, and [that] I have done all these things at thy word.

1Ki_18_37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou [art] the LORD God, and [that] thou hast turned their heart back again.

1Ki_18_38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that [was] in the trench.

1Ki_18_39 And when all the people saw [it], they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he [is] the God; the LORD, he [is] the God.

1Ki_18_40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

1Ki_18_41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for [there is] a sound of abundance of rain.

1Ki_18_42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

1Ki_18_43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, [There is] nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.

1Ki_18_44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare [thy chariot], and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

1Ki_18_45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

1Ki_18_46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

1Ki_19_01 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

1Ki_19_02 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do [to me], and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

1Ki_19_03 And when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which [belongeth] to Judah, and left his servant there.

1Ki_19_04 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I [am] not better than my fathers.

1Ki_19_05 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise [and] eat.

1Ki_19_06 And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

1Ki_19_07 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise [and] eat; because the journey [is] too great for thee.

1Ki_19_08 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

1Ki_19_09 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD [came] to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

1Ki_19_10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, [even] I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

1Ki_19_11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; [but] the LORD [was] not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; [but] the LORD [was] not in the earthquake:

1Ki_19_12 And after the earthquake a fire; [but] the LORD [was] not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

1Ki_19_13 And it was [so], when Elijah heard [it] that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, [there came] a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

1Ki_19_14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, [even] I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

1Ki_19_15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael [to be] king over Syria:

1Ki_19_16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint [to be] king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint [to be] prophet in thy room.

1Ki_19_17 And it shall come to pass, [that] him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.

1Ki_19_18 Yet I have left [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

1Ki_19_19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who [was] plowing [with] twelve yoke [of oxen] before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

1Ki_19_20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and [then] I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

1Ki_19_21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

1Ki_20_01 And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and [there were] thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it.

1Ki_20_02 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,

1Ki_20_03 Thy silver and thy gold [is] mine; thy wives also and thy children, [even] the goodliest, [are] mine.

1Ki_20_04 And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I [am] thine, and all that I have.

1Ki_20_05 And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Benhadad, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy children;

1Ki_20_06 Yet I will send my servants unto thee to morrow about this time, and they shall search thine house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, [that] whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put [it] in their hand, and take [it] away.

1Ki_20_07 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray you, and see how this [man] seeketh mischief: for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.

1Ki_20_08 And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not [unto him], nor consent.

1Ki_20_09 Wherefore he said unto the messengers of Benhadad, Tell my lord the king, All that thou didst send for to thy servant at the first I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed, and brought him word again.

1Ki_20_10 And Benhadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.

1Ki_20_11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on [his harness] boast himself as he that putteth it off.

1Ki_20_12 And it came to pass, when [Benhadad] heard this message, as he [was] drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said unto his servants, Set [yourselves in array]. And they set [themselves in array] against the city.

1Ki_20_13 And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD.

1Ki_20_14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the LORD, [Even] by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.

1Ki_20_15 Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, [even] all the children of Israel, [being] seven thousand.

1Ki_20_16 And they went out at noon. But Benhadad [was] drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

1Ki_20_17 And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Benhadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria.

1Ki_20_18 And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

1Ki_20_19 So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army which followed them.

1Ki_20_20 And they slew every one his man: and the Syrians fled; and Israel pursued them: and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped on an horse with the horsemen.

1Ki_20_21 And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

1Ki_20_22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee.

1Ki_20_23 And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods [are] gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.

1Ki_20_24 And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their rooms:

1Ki_20_25 And number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, [and] surely we shall be stronger than they. And he hearkened unto their voice, and did so.

1Ki_20_26 And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

1Ki_20_27 And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.

1Ki_20_28 And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD [is] God of the hills, but he [is] not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.

1Ki_20_29 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And [so] it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined: and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one day.

1Ki_20_30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and [there] a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men [that were] left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.

1Ki_20_31 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel [are] merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.

1Ki_20_32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and [put] ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, [Is] he yet alive? he [is] my brother.

1Ki_20_33 Now the men did diligently observe whether [any thing would come] from him, and did hastily catch [it]: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.

1Ki_20_34 And [Benhadad] said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then [said Ahab], I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.

1Ki_20_35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him.

1Ki_20_36 Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.

1Ki_20_37 Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, so that in smiting he wounded [him].

1Ki_20_38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

1Ki_20_39 And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.

1Ki_20_40 And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So [shall] thy judgment [be]; thyself hast decided [it].

1Ki_20_41 And he hasted, and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he [was] of the prophets.

1Ki_20_42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of [thy] hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

1Ki_20_43 And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.

1Ki_21_01 And it came to pass after these things, [that] Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which [was] in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

1Ki_21_02 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it [is] near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; [or], if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.

1Ki_21_03 And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

1Ki_21_04 And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

1Ki_21_05 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?

1Ki_21_06 And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee [another] vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.

1Ki_21_07 And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, [and] eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

1Ki_21_08 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed [them] with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that [were] in his city, dwelling with Naboth.

1Ki_21_09 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:

1Ki_21_10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And [then] carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

1Ki_21_11 And the men of his city, [even] the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, [and] as it [was] written in the letters which she had sent unto them.

1Ki_21_12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.

1Ki_21_13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, [even] against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

1Ki_21_14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

1Ki_21_15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.

1Ki_21_16 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.

1Ki_21_17 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

1Ki_21_18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which [is] in Samaria: behold, [he is] in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.

1Ki_21_19 And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

1Ki_21_20 And Ahab said to Elijah, hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found [thee]; because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

1Ki_21_21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,

1Ki_21_22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked [me] to anger, and made Israel to sin.

1Ki_21_23 And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

1Ki_21_24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

1Ki_21_25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

1Ki_21_26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all [things] as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

1Ki_21_27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

1Ki_21_28 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,

1Ki_21_29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: [but] in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

1Ki_22_01 And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.

1Ki_22_02 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.

1Ki_22_03 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead [is] ours, and we [be] still, [and] take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?

1Ki_22_04 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I [am] as thou [art], my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.

1Ki_22_05 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

1Ki_22_06 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver [it] into the hand of the king.

1Ki_22_07 And Jehoshaphat said, [Is there] not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him?

1Ki_22_08 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, [There is] yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

1Ki_22_09 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten [hither] Micaiah the son of Imlah.

1Ki_22_10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

1Ki_22_11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.

1Ki_22_12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver [it] into the king's hand.

1Ki_22_13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets [declare] good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak [that which is] good.

1Ki_22_14 And Micaiah said, [As] the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.

1Ki_22_15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver [it] into the hand of the king.

1Ki_22_16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but [that which is] true in the name of the LORD?

1Ki_22_17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.

1Ki_22_18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?

1Ki_22_19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

1Ki_22_20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.

1Ki_22_21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.

1Ki_22_22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade [him], and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

1Ki_22_23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

1Ki_22_24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?

1Ki_22_25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

1Ki_22_26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;

1Ki_22_27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this [fellow] in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

1Ki_22_28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.

1Ki_22_29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.

1Ki_22_30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.

1Ki_22_31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.

1Ki_22_32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it [is] the king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out.

1Ki_22_33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it [was] not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.

1Ki_22_34 And a [certain] man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.

1Ki_22_35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.

1Ki_22_36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.

1Ki_22_37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.

1Ki_22_38 And [one] washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.

1Ki_22_39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1Ki_22_40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_22_41 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.

1Ki_22_42 Jehoshaphat [was] thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.

1Ki_22_43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing [that which was] right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; [for] the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places.

1Ki_22_44 And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.

1Ki_22_45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he showed, and how he warred, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

1Ki_22_46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

1Ki_22_47 [There was] then no king in Edom: a deputy [was] king.

1Ki_22_48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.

1Ki_22_49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.

1Ki_22_50 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.

1Ki_22_51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.

1Ki_22_52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:

1Ki_22_53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.

1Pe_01_01 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

1Pe_01_02 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1Pe_01_03 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1Pe_01_04 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

1Pe_01_05 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1Pe_01_06 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

1Pe_01_07 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1Pe_01_08 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

1Pe_01_09 Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.

1Pe_01_10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you:

1Pe_01_11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

1Pe_01_12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

1Pe_01_13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1Pe_01_14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1Pe_01_15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

1Pe_01_16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

1Pe_01_17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear:

1Pe_01_18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;

1Pe_01_19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1Pe_01_20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

1Pe_01_21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1Pe_01_22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1Pe_01_23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

1Pe_01_24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

1Pe_01_25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

1Pe_02_01 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

1Pe_02_02 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1Pe_02_03 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.

1Pe_02_04 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,

1Pe_02_05 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1Pe_02_06 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

1Pe_02_07 Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

1Pe_02_08 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

1Pe_02_09 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

1Pe_02_10 Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

1Pe_02_11 Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1Pe_02_12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1Pe_02_13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

1Pe_02_14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

1Pe_02_15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

1Pe_02_16 As free, and not using [your] liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

1Pe_02_17 Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

1Pe_02_18 Servants, [be] subject to [your] masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

1Pe_02_19 For this [is] thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

1Pe_02_20 For what glory [is it], if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it], ye take it patiently, this [is] acceptable with God.

1Pe_02_21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

1Pe_02_22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1Pe_02_23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously:

1Pe_02_24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1Pe_02_25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1Pe_03_01 Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

1Pe_03_02 While they behold your chaste conversation [coupled] with fear.

1Pe_03_03 Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

1Pe_03_04 But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

1Pe_03_05 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

1Pe_03_06 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

1Pe_03_07 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

1Pe_03_08 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:

1Pe_03_09 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

1Pe_03_10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

1Pe_03_11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

1Pe_03_12 For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.

1Pe_03_13 And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

1Pe_03_14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

1Pe_03_15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

1Pe_03_16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

1Pe_03_17 For [it is] better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

1Pe_03_18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1Pe_03_19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

1Pe_03_20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

1Pe_03_21 The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us [not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,] by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

1Pe_03_22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

1Pe_04_01 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

1Pe_04_02 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1Pe_04_03 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

1Pe_04_04 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:

1Pe_04_05 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

1Pe_04_06 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

1Pe_04_07 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1Pe_04_08 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1Pe_04_09 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

1Pe_04_10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1Pe_04_11 If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1Pe_04_12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

1Pe_04_13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1Pe_04_14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

1Pe_04_15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or [as] a thief, or [as] an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

1Pe_04_16 Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

1Pe_04_17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?

1Pe_04_18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

1Pe_04_19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls [to him] in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

1Pe_05_01 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

1Pe_05_02 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

1Pe_05_03 Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

1Pe_05_04 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1Pe_05_05 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1Pe_05_06 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

1Pe_05_07 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1Pe_05_08 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1Pe_05_09 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1Pe_05_10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].

1Pe_05_11 To him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1Pe_05_12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

1Pe_05_13 The [church that is] at Babylon, elected together with [you], saluteth you; and [so doth] Marcus my son.

1Pe_05_14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace [be] with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

1Sa_01_01 Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name [was] Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:

1Sa_01_02 And he had two wives; the name of the one [was] Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

1Sa_01_03 And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, [were] there.

1Sa_01_04 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:

1Sa_01_05 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.

1Sa_01_06 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.

1Sa_01_07 And [as] he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.

1Sa_01_08 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? [am] not I better to thee than ten sons?

1Sa_01_09 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.

1Sa_01_10 And she [was] in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

1Sa_01_11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

1Sa_01_12 And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.

1Sa_01_13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

1Sa_01_14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

1Sa_01_15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I [am] a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

1Sa_01_16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

1Sa_01_17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant [thee] thy petition that thou hast asked of him.

1Sa_01_18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more [sad].

1Sa_01_19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.

1Sa_01_20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, [saying], Because I have asked him of the LORD.

1Sa_01_21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

1Sa_01_22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, [I will not go up] until the child be weaned, and [then] I will bring him, that he may appear before the LORD, and there abide for ever.

1Sa_01_23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the LORD establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.

1Sa_01_24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child [was] young.

1Sa_01_25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

1Sa_01_26 And she said, Oh my lord, [as] thy soul liveth, my lord, I [am] the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.

1Sa_01_27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

1Sa_01_28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

1Sa_02_01 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

1Sa_02_02 [There is] none holy as the LORD: for [there is] none beside thee: neither [is there] any rock like our God.

1Sa_02_03 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let [not] arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD [is] a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

1Sa_02_04 The bows of the mighty men [are] broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

1Sa_02_05 [They that were] full have hired out themselves for bread; and [they that were] hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

1Sa_02_06 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

1Sa_02_07 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

1Sa_02_08 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD's, and he hath set the world upon them.

1Sa_02_09 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

1Sa_02_10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

1Sa_02_11 And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the LORD before Eli the priest.

1Sa_02_12 Now the sons of Eli [were] sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

1Sa_02_13 And the priests' custom with the people [was, that], when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;

1Sa_02_14 And he struck [it] into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh, unto all the Israelites that came thither.

1Sa_02_15 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw.

1Sa_02_16 And [if] any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and [then] take [as much] as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, [Nay]; but thou shalt give [it me] now: and if not, I will take [it] by force.

1Sa_02_17 Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

1Sa_02_18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, [being] a child, girded with a linen ephod.

1Sa_02_19 Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought [it] to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.

1Sa_02_20 And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home.

1Sa_02_21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

1Sa_02_22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

1Sa_02_23 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.

1Sa_02_24 Nay, my sons; for [it is] no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD's people to transgress.

1Sa_02_25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall entreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.

1Sa_02_26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.

1Sa_02_27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?

1Sa_02_28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel [to be] my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?

1Sa_02_29 Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded [in my] habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?

1Sa_02_30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed [that] thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

1Sa_02_31 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.

1Sa_02_32 And thou shalt see an enemy [in my] habitation, in all [the wealth] which [God] shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.

1Sa_02_33 And the man of thine, [whom] I shall not cut off from mine altar, [shall be] to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.

1Sa_02_34 And this [shall be] a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them.

1Sa_02_35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest, [that] shall do according to [that] which [is] in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.

1Sa_02_36 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left in thine house shall come [and] crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

1Sa_03_01 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; [there was] no open vision.

1Sa_03_02 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli [was] laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, [that] he could not see;

1Sa_03_03 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God [was], and Samuel was laid down [to sleep];

1Sa_03_04 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here [am] I.

1Sa_03_05 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here [am] I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

1Sa_03_06 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here [am] I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

1Sa_03_07 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

1Sa_03_08 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here [am] I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

1Sa_03_09 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

1Sa_03_10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

1Sa_03_11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

1Sa_03_12 In that day I will perform against Eli all [things] which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

1Sa_03_13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

1Sa_03_14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

1Sa_03_15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

1Sa_03_16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here [am] I.

1Sa_03_17 And he said, What [is] the thing that [the LORD] hath said unto thee? I pray thee hide [it] not from me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou hide [any] thing from me of all the things that he said unto thee.

1Sa_03_18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It [is] the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

1Sa_03_19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

1Sa_03_20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel [was] established [to be] a prophet of the LORD.

1Sa_03_21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

1Sa_04_01 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.

1Sa_04_02 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.

1Sa_04_03 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.

1Sa_04_04 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth [between] the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God.

1Sa_04_05 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.

1Sa_04_06 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What [meaneth] the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.

1Sa_04_07 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.

1Sa_04_08 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these [are] the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.

1Sa_04_09 Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.

1Sa_04_10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.

1Sa_04_11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

1Sa_04_12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.

1Sa_04_13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told [it], all the city cried out.

1Sa_04_14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What [meaneth] the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli.

1Sa_04_15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

1Sa_04_16 And the man said unto Eli, I [am] he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?

1Sa_04_17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.

1Sa_04_18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.

1Sa_04_19 And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, [near] to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.

1Sa_04_20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast borne a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard [it].

1Sa_04_21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.

1Sa_04_22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.

1Sa_05_01 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.

1Sa_05_02 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.

1Sa_05_03 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

1Sa_05_04 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands [were] cut off upon the threshold; only [the stump of] Dagon was left to him.

1Sa_05_05 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.

1Sa_05_06 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, [even] Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

1Sa_05_07 And when the men of Ashdod saw that [it was] so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.

1Sa_05_08 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about [thither].

1Sa_05_09 And it was [so], that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.

1Sa_05_10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people.

1Sa_05_11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.

1Sa_05_12 And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

1Sa_06_01 And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months.

1Sa_06_02 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place.

1Sa_06_03 And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; but in any wise return him a trespass offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.

1Sa_06_04 Then said they, What [shall be] the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden emerods, and five golden mice, [according to] the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague [was] on you all, and on your lords.

1Sa_06_05 Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.

1Sa_06_06 Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?

1Sa_06_07 Now therefore make a new cart, and take two milch kine, on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them:

1Sa_06_08 And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which ye return him [for] a trespass offering, in a coffer by the side thereof; and send it away, that it may go.

1Sa_06_09 And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, [then] he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that [it is] not his hand [that] smote us: it [was] a chance [that] happened to us.

1Sa_06_10 And the men did so; and took two milch kine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home:

1Sa_06_11 And they laid the ark of the LORD upon the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their emerods.

1Sa_06_12 And the kine took the straight way to the way of Bethshemesh, [and] went along the highway, lowing as they went, and turned not aside [to] the right hand or [to] the left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the border of Bethshemesh.

1Sa_06_13 And [they of] Bethshemesh [were] reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see [it].

1Sa_06_14 And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where [there was] a great stone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.

1Sa_06_15 And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD, and the coffer that [was] with it, wherein the jewels of gold [were], and put [them] on the great stone: and the men of Bethshemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day unto the LORD.

1Sa_06_16 And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen [it], they returned to Ekron the same day.

1Sa_06_17 And these [are] the golden emerods which the Philistines returned [for] a trespass offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;

1Sa_06_18 And the golden mice, [according to] the number of all the cities of the Philistines [belonging] to the five lords, [both] of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great [stone of] Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: [which stone remaineth] unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.

1Sa_06_19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten [many] of the people with a great slaughter.

1Sa_06_20 And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? and to whom shall he go up from us?

1Sa_06_21 And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kirjathjearim, saying, The Philistines have brought again the ark of the LORD; come ye down, [and] fetch it up to you.

1Sa_07_01 And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD.

1Sa_07_02 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjathjearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

1Sa_07_03 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, [then] put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1Sa_07_04 Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only.

1Sa_07_05 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.

1Sa_07_06 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured [it] out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.

1Sa_07_07 And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard [it], they were afraid of the Philistines.

1Sa_07_08 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

1Sa_07_09 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered [it for] a burnt offering wholly unto the LORD: and Samuel cried unto the LORD for Israel; and the LORD heard him.

1Sa_07_10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel.

1Sa_07_11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until [they came] under Bethcar.

1Sa_07_12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set [it] between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.

1Sa_07_13 So the Philistines were subdued, and they came no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.

1Sa_07_14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.

1Sa_07_15 And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

1Sa_07_16 And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.

1Sa_07_17 And his return [was] to Ramah; for there [was] his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built an altar unto the LORD.

1Sa_08_01 And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

1Sa_08_02 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: [they were] judges in Beersheba.

1Sa_08_03 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

1Sa_08_04 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,

1Sa_08_05 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

1Sa_08_06 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

1Sa_08_07 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

1Sa_08_08 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

1Sa_08_09 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

1Sa_08_10 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.

1Sa_08_11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint [them] for himself, for his chariots, and [to be] his horsemen; and [some] shall run before his chariots.

1Sa_08_12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and [will set them] to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

1Sa_08_13 And he will take your daughters [to be] confectionaries, and [to be] cooks, and [to be] bakers.

1Sa_08_14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, [even] the best [of them], and give [them] to his servants.

1Sa_08_15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

1Sa_08_16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put [them] to his work.

1Sa_08_17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

1Sa_08_18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.

1Sa_08_19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;

1Sa_08_20 That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

1Sa_08_21 And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.

1Sa_08_22 And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.

1Sa_09_01 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name [was] Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.

1Sa_09_02 And he had a son, whose name [was] Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and [there was] not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward [he was] higher than any of the people.

1Sa_09_03 And the asses of Kish Saul's father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.

1Sa_09_04 And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found [them] not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and [there they were] not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found [them] not.

1Sa_09_05 [And] when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that [was] with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave [caring] for the asses, and take thought for us.

1Sa_09_06 And he said unto him, Behold now, [there is] in this city a man of God, and [he is] an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can show us our way that we should go.

1Sa_09_07 Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, [if] we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and [there is] not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?

1Sa_09_08 And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: [that] will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.

1Sa_09_09 [Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for [he that is] now [called] a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.]

1Sa_09_10 Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went unto the city where the man of God [was].

1Sa_09_11 [And] as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?

1Sa_09_12 And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, [he is] before you: make haste now, for he came to day to the city; for [there is] a sacrifice of the people to day in the high place:

1Sa_09_13 As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; [and] afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him.

1Sa_09_14 And they went up into the city: [and] when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.

1Sa_09_15 Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,

1Sa_09_16 To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him [to be] captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.

1Sa_09_17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

1Sa_09_18 Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house [is].

1Sa_09_19 And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I [am] the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that [is] in thine heart.

1Sa_09_20 And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom [is] all the desire of Israel? [Is it] not on thee, and on all thy father's house?

1Sa_09_21 And Saul answered and said, [Am] not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?

1Sa_09_22 And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which [were] about thirty persons.

1Sa_09_23 And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee.

1Sa_09_24 And the cook took up the shoulder, and [that] which [was] upon it, and set [it] before Saul. And [Samuel] said, Behold that which is left! set [it] before thee, [and] eat: for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.

1Sa_09_25 And when they were come down from the high place into the city, [Samuel] communed with Saul upon the top of the house.

1Sa_09_26 And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.

1Sa_09_27 [And] as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, [and he passed on,] but stand thou still a while, that I may show thee the word of God.

1Sa_10_01 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured [it] upon his head, and kissed him, and said, [Is it] not because the LORD hath anointed thee [to be] captain over his inheritance?

1Sa_10_02 When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?

1Sa_10_03 Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine:

1Sa_10_04 And they will salute thee, and give thee two [loaves] of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands.

1Sa_10_05 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where [is] the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:

1Sa_10_06 And the spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.

1Sa_10_07 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, [that] thou do as occasion serve thee; for God [is] with thee.

1Sa_10_08 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, [and] to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and show thee what thou shalt do.

1Sa_10_09 And it was [so], that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

1Sa_10_10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.

1Sa_10_11 And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What [is] this [that] is come unto the son of Kish? [Is] Saul also among the prophets?

1Sa_10_12 And one of the same place answered and said, But who [is] their father? Therefore it became a proverb, [Is] Saul also among the prophets?

1Sa_10_13 And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.

1Sa_10_14 And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant, Whither went ye? And he said, To seek the asses: and when we saw that [they were] no where, we came to Samuel.

1Sa_10_15 And Saul's uncle said, Tell me, I pray thee, what Samuel said unto you.

1Sa_10_16 And Saul said unto his uncle, He told us plainly that the asses were found. But of the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.

1Sa_10_17 And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh;

1Sa_10_18 And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, [and] of them that oppressed you:

1Sa_10_19 And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, [Nay], but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.

1Sa_10_20 And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

1Sa_10_21 When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their families, the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found.

1Sa_10_22 Therefore they inquired of the LORD further, if the man should yet come thither. And the LORD answered, Behold, he hath hid himself among the stuff.

1Sa_10_23 And they ran and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.

1Sa_10_24 And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that [there is] none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.

1Sa_10_25 Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote [it] in a book, and laid [it] up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.

1Sa_10_26 And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

1Sa_10_27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

1Sa_11_01 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

1Sa_11_02 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this [condition] will I make [a covenant] with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it [for] a reproach upon all Israel.

1Sa_11_03 And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if [there be] no man to save us, we will come out to thee.

1Sa_11_04 Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

1Sa_11_05 And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What [aileth] the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.

1Sa_11_06 And the spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

1Sa_11_07 And he took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent [them] throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto his oxen. And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.

1Sa_11_08 And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousand, and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

1Sa_11_09 And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by [that time] the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and showed [it] to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.

1Sa_11_10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you.

1Sa_11_11 And it was [so] on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

1Sa_11_12 And the people said unto Samuel, Who [is] he that said, Shall Saul reign over us? bring the men, that we may put them to death.

1Sa_11_13 And Saul said, There shall not a man be put to death this day: for to day the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

1Sa_11_14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

1Sa_11_15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

1Sa_12_01 And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you.

1Sa_12_02 And now, behold, the king walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons [are] with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day.

1Sa_12_03 Behold, here I [am]: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received [any] bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.

1Sa_12_04 And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken ought of any man's hand.

1Sa_12_05 And he said unto them, The LORD [is] witness against you, and his anointed [is] witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they answered, [He is] witness.

1Sa_12_06 And Samuel said unto the people, [It is] the LORD that advanced Moses and Aaron, and that brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.

1Sa_12_07 Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.

1Sa_12_08 When Jacob was come into Egypt, and your fathers cried unto the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron, which brought forth your fathers out of Egypt, and made them dwell in this place.

1Sa_12_09 And when they forgat the LORD their God, he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.

1Sa_12_10 And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.

1Sa_12_11 And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled safe.

1Sa_12_12 And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when the LORD your God [was] your king.

1Sa_12_13 Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, [and] whom ye have desired! and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

1Sa_12_14 If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God:

1Sa_12_15 But if ye will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD be against you, as [it was] against your fathers.

1Sa_12_16 Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes.

1Sa_12_17 [Is it] not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness [is] great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king.

1Sa_12_18 So Samuel called unto the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.

1Sa_12_19 And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins [this] evil, to ask us a king.

1Sa_12_20 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart;

1Sa_12_21 And turn ye not aside: for [then should ye go] after vain [things], which cannot profit nor deliver; for they [are] vain.

1Sa_12_22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.

1Sa_12_23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

1Sa_12_24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart; for consider how great [things] he hath done for you.

1Sa_12_25 But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.

1Sa_13_01 Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

1Sa_13_02 Saul chose him three thousand [men] of Israel; [whereof] two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his tent.

1Sa_13_03 And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that [was] in Geba, and the Philistines heard [of it]. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.

1Sa_13_04 And all Israel heard say [that] Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and [that] Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal.

1Sa_13_05 And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which [is] on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.

1Sa_13_06 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, [for the people were distressed,] then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.

1Sa_13_07 And [some of] the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he [was] yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.

1Sa_13_08 And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel [had appointed]: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.

1Sa_13_09 And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.

1Sa_13_10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.

1Sa_13_11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and [that] thou camest not within the days appointed, and [that] the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash;

1Sa_13_12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

1Sa_13_13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

1Sa_13_14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him [to be] captain over his people, because thou hast not kept [that] which the LORD commanded thee.

1Sa_13_15 And Samuel arose, and gat him up from Gilgal unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people [that were] present with him, about six hundred men.

1Sa_13_16 And Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people [that were] present with them, abode in Gibeah of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.

1Sa_13_17 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned unto the way [that leadeth to] Ophrah, unto the land of Shual:

1Sa_13_18 And another company turned the way [to] Bethhoron: and another company turned [to] the way of the border that looketh to the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

1Sa_13_19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make [them] swords or spears:

1Sa_13_20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his ax, and his mattock.

1Sa_13_21 Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

1Sa_13_22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that [were] with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.

1Sa_13_23 And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the passage of Michmash.

1Sa_14_01 Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that [is] on the other side. But he told not his father.

1Sa_14_02 And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which [is] in Migron: and the people that [were] with him [were] about six hundred men;

1Sa_14_03 And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD'S priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.

1Sa_14_04 And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, [there was] a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one [was] Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.

1Sa_14_05 The forefront of the one [was] situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.

1Sa_14_06 And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for [there is] no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.

1Sa_14_07 And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that [is] in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I [am] with thee according to thy heart.

1Sa_14_08 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto [these] men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.

1Sa_14_09 If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them.

1Sa_14_10 But if they say thus, Come up unto us; then we will go up: for the LORD hath delivered them into our hand: and this [shall be] a sign unto us.

1Sa_14_11 And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves.

1Sa_14_12 And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armourbearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing. And Jonathan said unto his armourbearer, Come up after me: for the LORD hath delivered them into the hand of Israel.

1Sa_14_13 And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armourbearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan; and his armourbearer slew after him.

1Sa_14_14 And that first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armourbearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were an half acre of land, [which] a yoke [of oxen might plow].

1Sa_14_15 And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.

1Sa_14_16 And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on beating down [one another].

1Sa_14_17 Then said Saul unto the people that [were] with him, Number now, and see who is gone from us. And when they had numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armourbearer [were] not [there].

1Sa_14_18 And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.

1Sa_14_19 And it came to pass, while Saul talked unto the priest, that the noise that [was] in the host of the Philistines went on and increased: and Saul said unto the priest, Withdraw thine hand.

1Sa_14_20 And Saul and all the people that [were] with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man's sword was against his fellow, [and there was] a very great discomfiture.

1Sa_14_21 Moreover the Hebrews [that] were with the Philistines before that time, which went up with them into the camp [from the country] round about, even they also [turned] to be with the Israelites that [were] with Saul and Jonathan.

1Sa_14_22 Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid themselves in mount Ephraim, [when] they heard that the Philistines fled, even they also followed hard after them in the battle.

1Sa_14_23 So the LORD saved Israel that day: and the battle passed over unto Bethaven.

1Sa_14_24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed [be] the man that eateth [any] food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted [any] food.

1Sa_14_25 And all [they of] the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground.

1Sa_14_26 And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.

1Sa_14_27 But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that [was] in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.

1Sa_14_28 Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed [be] the man that eateth [any] food this day. And the people were faint.

1Sa_14_29 Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey.

1Sa_14_30 How much more, if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?

1Sa_14_31 And they smote the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon: and the people were very faint.

1Sa_14_32 And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew [them] on the ground: and the people did eat [them] with the blood.

1Sa_14_33 Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day.

1Sa_14_34 And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay [them] here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew [them] there.

1Sa_14_35 And Saul built an altar unto the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD.

1Sa_14_36 And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and spoil them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them. And they said, Do whatsoever seemeth good unto thee. Then said the priest, Let us draw near hither unto God.

1Sa_14_37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day.

1Sa_14_38 And Saul said, Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people: and know and see wherein this sin hath been this day.

1Sa_14_39 For, [as] the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But [there was] not a man among all the people [that] answered him.

1Sa_14_40 Then said he unto all Israel, Be ye on one side, and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side. And the people said unto Saul, Do what seemeth good unto thee.

1Sa_14_41 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect [lot]. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.

1Sa_14_42 And Saul said, Cast [lots] between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken.

1Sa_14_43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that [was] in mine hand, [and], lo, I must die.

1Sa_14_44 And Saul answered, God do so and more also: for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan.

1Sa_14_45 And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: [as] the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.

1Sa_14_46 Then Saul went up from following the Philistines: and the Philistines went to their own place.

1Sa_14_47 So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, and against the children of Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines: and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed [them].

1Sa_14_48 And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.

1Sa_14_49 Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchishua: and the names of his two daughters [were these]; the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger Michal:

1Sa_14_50 And the name of Saul's wife [was] Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz: and the name of the captain of his host [was] Abner, the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.

1Sa_14_51 And Kish [was] the father of Saul; and Ner the father of Abner [was] the son of Abiel.

1Sa_14_52 And there was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he took him unto him.

1Sa_15_01 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee [to be] king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.

1Sa_15_02 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember [that] which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid [wait] for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

1Sa_15_03 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

1Sa_15_04 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.

1Sa_15_05 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.

1Sa_15_06 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye showed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.

1Sa_15_07 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah [until] thou comest to Shur, that [is] over against Egypt.

1Sa_15_08 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

1Sa_15_09 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all [that was] good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing [that was] vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.

1Sa_15_10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,

1Sa_15_11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul [to be] king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

1Sa_15_12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.

1Sa_15_13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

1Sa_15_14 And Samuel said, What [meaneth] then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

1Sa_15_15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

1Sa_15_16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

1Sa_15_17 And Samuel said, When thou [wast] little in thine own sight, [wast] thou not [made] the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

1Sa_15_18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

1Sa_15_19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?

1Sa_15_20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

1Sa_15_21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.

1Sa_15_22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.

1Sa_15_23 For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king.

1Sa_15_24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

1Sa_15_25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD.

1Sa_15_26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

1Sa_15_27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

1Sa_15_28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, [that is] better than thou.

1Sa_15_29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he [is] not a man, that he should repent.

1Sa_15_30 Then he said, I have sinned: [yet] honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.

1Sa_15_31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD.

1Sa_15_32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.

1Sa_15_33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

1Sa_15_34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

1Sa_15_35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

1Sa_16_01 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

1Sa_16_02 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear [it], he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.

1Sa_16_03 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me [him] whom I name unto thee.

1Sa_16_04 And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?

1Sa_16_05 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.

1Sa_16_06 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD's anointed [is] before him.

1Sa_16_07 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

1Sa_16_08 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

1Sa_16_09 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

1Sa_16_10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.

1Sa_16_11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all [thy] children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

1Sa_16_12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he [was] ruddy, [and] withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this [is] he.

1Sa_16_13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

1Sa_16_14 But the spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

1Sa_16_15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

1Sa_16_16 Let our lord now command thy servants, [which are] before thee, to seek out a man, [who is] a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

1Sa_16_17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring [him] to me.

1Sa_16_18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, [that is] cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD [is] with him.

1Sa_16_19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which [is] with the sheep.

1Sa_16_20 And Jesse took an ass [laden] with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent [them] by David his son unto Saul.

1Sa_16_21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

1Sa_16_22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

1Sa_16_23 And it came to pass, when the [evil] spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

1Sa_17_01 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which [belongeth] to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammin.

1Sa_17_02 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

1Sa_17_03 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and [there was] a valley between them.

1Sa_17_04 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height [was] six cubits and a span.

1Sa_17_05 And [he had] an helmet of brass upon his head, and he [was] armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat [was] five thousand shekels of brass.

1Sa_17_06 And [he had] greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.

1Sa_17_07 And the staff of his spear [was] like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head [weighed] six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.

1Sa_17_08 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set [your] battle in array? [am] not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.

1Sa_17_09 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

1Sa_17_10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

1Sa_17_11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

1Sa_17_12 Now David [was] the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name [was] Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men [for] an old man in the days of Saul.

1Sa_17_13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went [and] followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle [were] Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.

1Sa_17_14 And David [was] the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.

1Sa_17_15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

1Sa_17_16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

1Sa_17_17 And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched [corn], and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;

1Sa_17_18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of [their] thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

1Sa_17_19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, [were] in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

1Sa_17_20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.

1Sa_17_21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.

1Sa_17_22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

1Sa_17_23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard [them].

1Sa_17_24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

1Sa_17_25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, [that] the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.

1Sa_17_26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who [is] this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

1Sa_17_27 And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

1Sa_17_28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

1Sa_17_29 And David said, What have I now done? [Is there] not a cause?

1Sa_17_30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.

1Sa_17_31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed [them] before Saul: and he sent for him.

1Sa_17_32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

1Sa_17_33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou [art but] a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

1Sa_17_34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

1Sa_17_35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered [it] out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught [him] by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.

1Sa_17_36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

1Sa_17_37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

1Sa_17_38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

1Sa_17_39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved [it]. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved [them]. And David put them off him.

1Sa_17_40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling [was] in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

1Sa_17_41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield [went] before him.

1Sa_17_42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was [but] a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

1Sa_17_43 And the Philistine said unto David, [Am] I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

1Sa_17_44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

1Sa_17_45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

1Sa_17_46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

1Sa_17_47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle [is] the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands.

1Sa_17_48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

1Sa_17_49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang [it], and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

1Sa_17_50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but [there was] no sword in the hand of David.

1Sa_17_51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

1Sa_17_52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

1Sa_17_53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

1Sa_17_54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

1Sa_17_55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son [is] this youth? And Abner said, [As] thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

1Sa_17_56 And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling [is].

1Sa_17_57 And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

1Sa_17_58 And Saul said to him, Whose son [art] thou, [thou] young man? And David answered, I [am] the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

1Sa_18_01 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

1Sa_18_02 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

1Sa_18_03 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

1Sa_18_04 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that [was] upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

1Sa_18_05 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, [and] behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.

1Sa_18_06 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music.

1Sa_18_07 And the women answered [one another] as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

1Sa_18_08 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed [but] thousands: and [what] can he have more but the kingdom?

1Sa_18_09 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

1Sa_18_10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and [there was] a javelin in Saul's hand.

1Sa_18_11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall [with it]. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

1Sa_18_12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.

1Sa_18_13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.

1Sa_18_14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD [was] with him.

1Sa_18_15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

1Sa_18_16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.

1Sa_18_17 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD'S battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.

1Sa_18_18 And David said unto Saul, Who [am] I? and what [is] my life, [or] my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?

1Sa_18_19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.

1Sa_18_20 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

1Sa_18_21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in [the one of] the twain.

1Sa_18_22 And Saul commanded his servants, [saying], Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king's son in law.

1Sa_18_23 And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you [a] light [thing] to be a king's son in law, seeing that I [am] a poor man, and lightly esteemed?

1Sa_18_24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.

1Sa_18_25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

1Sa_18_26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

1Sa_18_27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

1Sa_18_28 And Saul saw and knew that the LORD [was] with David, and [that] Michal Saul's daughter loved him.

1Sa_18_29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David's enemy continually.

1Sa_18_30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, [that] David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.

1Sa_19_01 And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.

1Sa_19_02 But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret [place], and hide thyself:

1Sa_19_03 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou [art], and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.

1Sa_19_04 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works [have been] to thee ward very good:

1Sa_19_05 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest [it], and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

1Sa_19_06 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, [As] the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.

1Sa_19_07 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan showed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past.

1Sa_19_08 And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him.

1Sa_19_09 And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with [his] hand.

1Sa_19_10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

1Sa_19_11 Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.

1Sa_19_12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

1Sa_19_13 And Michal took an image, and laid [it] in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' [hair] for his bolster, and covered [it] with a cloth.

1Sa_19_14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He [is] sick.

1Sa_19_15 And Saul sent the messengers [again] to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

1Sa_19_16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, [there was] an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' [hair] for his bolster.

1Sa_19_17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?

1Sa_19_18 So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.

1Sa_19_19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David [is] at Naioth in Ramah.

1Sa_19_20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing [as] appointed over them, the spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

1Sa_19_21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

1Sa_19_22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that [is] in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where [are] Samuel and David? And [one] said, Behold, [they be] at Naioth in Ramah.

1Sa_19_23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.

1Sa_19_24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, [Is] Saul also among the prophets?

1Sa_20_01 And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what [is] mine iniquity? and what [is] my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?

1Sa_20_02 And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will show it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it [is] not [so].

1Sa_20_03 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly [as] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, [there is] but a step between me and death.

1Sa_20_04 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do [it] for thee.

1Sa_20_05 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow [is] the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third [day] at even.

1Sa_20_06 If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked [leave] of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for [there is] a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.

1Sa_20_07 If he say thus, [It is] well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, [then] be sure that evil is determined by him.

1Sa_20_08 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the LORD with thee: notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father?

1Sa_20_09 And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly that evil were determined by my father to come upon thee, then would not I tell it thee?

1Sa_20_10 Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what [if] thy father answer thee roughly?

1Sa_20_11 And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.

1Sa_20_12 And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, [or] the third [day], and, behold, [if there be] good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and show it thee;

1Sa_20_13 The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father [to do] thee evil, then I will show it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with thee, as he hath been with my father.

1Sa_20_14 And thou shalt not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:

1Sa_20_15 But [also] thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.

1Sa_20_16 So Jonathan made [a covenant] with the house of David, [saying], Let the LORD even require [it] at the hand of David's enemies.

1Sa_20_17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

1Sa_20_18 Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow [is] the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.

1Sa_20_19 And [when] thou hast stayed three days, [then] thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was [in hand], and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.

1Sa_20_20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side [thereof], as though I shot at a mark.

1Sa_20_21 And, behold, I will send a lad, [saying], Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows [are] on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for [there is] peace to thee, and no hurt; [as] the LORD liveth.

1Sa_20_22 But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows [are] beyond thee; go thy way: for the LORD hath sent thee away.

1Sa_20_23 And [as touching] the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD [be] between thee and me for ever.

1Sa_20_24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

1Sa_20_25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, [even] upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty.

1Sa_20_26 Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he [is] not clean; surely he [is] not clean.

1Sa_20_27 And it came to pass on the morrow, [which was] the second [day] of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day?

1Sa_20_28 And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked [leave] of me [to go] to Bethlehem:

1Sa_20_29 And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me [to be there]: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh not unto the king's table.

1Sa_20_30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious [woman], do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?

1Sa_20_31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.

1Sa_20_32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?

1Sa_20_33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.

1Sa_20_34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.

1Sa_20_35 And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with him.

1Sa_20_36 And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. [And] as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

1Sa_20_37 And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, [Is] not the arrow beyond thee?

1Sa_20_38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

1Sa_20_39 But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

1Sa_20_40 And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto him, Go, carry [them] to the city.

1Sa_20_41 [And] as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of [a place] toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

1Sa_20_42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.

1Sa_21_01 Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why [art] thou alone, and no man with thee?

1Sa_21_02 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed [my] servants to such and such a place.

1Sa_21_03 Now therefore what is under thine hand? give [me] five [loaves of] bread in mine hand, or what there is present.

1Sa_21_04 And the priest answered David, and said, [There is] no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

1Sa_21_05 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women [have been] kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and [the bread is] in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.

1Sa_21_06 So the priest gave him hallowed [bread]: for there was no bread there but the showbread, that was taken from before the LORD, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

1Sa_21_07 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul [was] there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name [was] Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that [belonged] to Saul.

1Sa_21_08 And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.

1Sa_21_09 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it [is here] wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take [it]: for [there is] no other save that here. And David said, [There is] none like that; give it me.

1Sa_21_10 And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.

1Sa_21_11 And the servants of Achish said unto him, [Is] not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

1Sa_21_12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

1Sa_21_13 And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

1Sa_21_14 Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore [then] have ye brought him to me?

1Sa_21_15 Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this [fellow] to play the mad man in my presence? shall this [fellow] come into my house?

1Sa_22_01 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard [it], they went down thither to him.

1Sa_22_02 And every one [that was] in distress, and every one that [was] in debt, and every one [that was] discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

1Sa_22_03 And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, [and be] with you, till I know what God will do for me.

1Sa_22_04 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

1Sa_22_05 And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.

1Sa_22_06 When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that [were] with him, [now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants [were] standing about him;]

1Sa_22_07 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, [and] make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;

1Sa_22_08 That all of you have conspired against me, and [there is] none that showeth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and [there is] none of you that is sorry for me, or showeth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?

1Sa_22_09 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

1Sa_22_10 And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

1Sa_22_11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that [were] in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.

1Sa_22_12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I [am], my lord.

1Sa_22_13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword, and hast inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?

1Sa_22_14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who [is so] faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?

1Sa_22_15 Did I then begin to inquire of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute [any] thing unto his servant, [nor] to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less or more.

1Sa_22_16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and all thy father's house.

1Sa_22_17 And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also [is] with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not show it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.

1Sa_22_18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.

1Sa_22_19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

1Sa_22_20 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

1Sa_22_21 And Abiathar showed David that Saul had slain the LORD'S priests.

1Sa_22_22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew [it] that day, when Doeg the Edomite [was] there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned [the death] of all the persons of thy father's house.

1Sa_22_23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou [shalt be] in safeguard.

1Sa_23_01 Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.

1Sa_23_02 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

1Sa_23_03 And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

1Sa_23_04 Then David inquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah: for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

1Sa_23_05 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.

1Sa_23_06 And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, [that] he came down [with] an ephod in his hand.

1Sa_23_07 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.

1Sa_23_08 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

1Sa_23_09 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

1Sa_23_10 Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.

1Sa_23_11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.

1Sa_23_12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver [thee] up.

1Sa_23_13 Then David and his men, [which were] about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.

1Sa_23_14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

1Sa_23_15 And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David [was] in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

1Sa_23_16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

1Sa_23_17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.

1Sa_23_18 And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

1Sa_23_19 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which [is] on the south of Jeshimon?

1Sa_23_20 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part [shall be] to deliver him into the king's hand.

1Sa_23_21 And Saul said, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.

1Sa_23_22 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, [and] who hath seen him there: for it is told me [that] he dealeth very subtly.

1Sa_23_23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.

1Sa_23_24 And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men [were] in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.

1Sa_23_25 Saul also and his men went to seek [him]. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard [that], he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

1Sa_23_26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

1Sa_23_27 But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.

1Sa_23_28 Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

1Sa_23_29 And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.

1Sa_24_01 And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David [is] in the wilderness of Engedi.

1Sa_24_02 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

1Sa_24_03 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where [was] a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.

1Sa_24_04 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily.

1Sa_24_05 And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

1Sa_24_06 And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he [is] the anointed of the LORD.

1Sa_24_07 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on [his] way.

1Sa_24_08 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.

1Sa_24_09 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

1Sa_24_10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and [some] bade [me] kill thee: but [mine eye] spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he [is] the LORD'S anointed.

1Sa_24_11 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that [there is] neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

1Sa_24_12 The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

1Sa_24_13 As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

1Sa_24_14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

1Sa_24_15 The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

1Sa_24_16 And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, [Is] this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept.

1Sa_24_17 And he said to David, Thou [art] more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

1Sa_24_18 And thou hast showed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

1Sa_24_19 For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

1Sa_24_20 And now, behold, I know well that thou shalt surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thine hand.

1Sa_24_21 Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

1Sa_24_22 And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

1Sa_25_01 And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

1Sa_25_02 And [there was] a man in Maon, whose possessions [were] in Carmel; and the man [was] very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

1Sa_25_03 Now the name of the man [was] Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and [she was] a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man [was] churlish and evil in his doings; and he [was] of the house of Caleb.

1Sa_25_04 And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.

1Sa_25_05 And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:

1Sa_25_06 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth [in prosperity], Peace [be] both to thee, and peace [be] to thine house, and peace [be] unto all that thou hast.

1Sa_25_07 And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.

1Sa_25_08 Ask thy young men, and they will show thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.

1Sa_25_09 And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

1Sa_25_10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who [is] David? and who [is] the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

1Sa_25_11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give [it] unto men, whom I know not whence they [be]?

1Sa_25_12 So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings.

1Sa_25_13 And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.

1Sa_25_14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

1Sa_25_15 But the men [were] very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

1Sa_25_16 They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

1Sa_25_17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he [is such] a son of Belial, that [a man] cannot speak to him.

1Sa_25_18 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched [corn], and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid [them] on asses.

1Sa_25_19 And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

1Sa_25_20 And it was [so, as] she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

1Sa_25_21 Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this [fellow] hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that [pertained] unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.

1Sa_25_22 So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that [pertain] to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.

1Sa_25_23 And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

1Sa_25_24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, [upon] me [let this] iniquity [be]: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

1Sa_25_25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, [even] Nabal: for as his name [is], so [is] he; Nabal [is] his name, and folly [is] with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.

1Sa_25_26 Now therefore, my lord, [as] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to [shed] blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

1Sa_25_27 And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.

1Sa_25_28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee [all] thy days.

1Sa_25_29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, [as out] of the middle of a sling.

1Sa_25_30 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;

1Sa_25_31 That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.

1Sa_25_32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:

1Sa_25_33 And blessed [be] thy advice, and blessed [be] thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to [shed] blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

1Sa_25_34 For in very deed, [as] the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.

1Sa_25_35 So David received of her hand [that] which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.

1Sa_25_36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart [was] merry within him, for he [was] very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

1Sa_25_37 But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became [as] a stone.

1Sa_25_38 And it came to pass about ten days [after], that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.

1Sa_25_39 And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed [be] the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.

1Sa_25_40 And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

1Sa_25_41 And she arose, and bowed herself on [her] face to the earth, and said, Behold, [let] thine handmaid [be] a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.

1Sa_25_42 And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.

1Sa_25_43 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

1Sa_25_44 But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which [was] of Gallim.

1Sa_26_01 And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, [which is] before Jeshimon?

1Sa_26_02 Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

1Sa_26_03 And Saul pitched in the hill of Hachilah, which [is] before Jeshimon, by the way. But David abode in the wilderness, and he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness.

1Sa_26_04 David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.

1Sa_26_05 And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him.

1Sa_26_06 Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee.

1Sa_26_07 So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.

1Sa_26_08 Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not [smite] him the second time.

1Sa_26_09 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

1Sa_26_10 David said furthermore, [As] the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.

1Sa_26_11 The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that [is] at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.

1Sa_26_12 So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw [it], nor knew [it], neither awaked: for they [were] all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.

1Sa_26_13 Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of an hill afar off; a great space [being] between them:

1Sa_26_14 And David cried to the people, and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, Answerest thou not, Abner? Then Abner answered and said, Who [art] thou [that] criest to the king?

1Sa_26_15 And David said to Abner, [Art] not thou a [valiant] man? and who [is] like to thee in Israel? wherefore then hast thou not kept thy lord the king? for there came one of the people in to destroy the king thy lord.

1Sa_26_16 This thing [is] not good that thou hast done. [As] the LORD liveth, ye [are] worthy to die, because ye have not kept your master, the LORD'S anointed. And now see where the king's spear [is], and the cruse of water that [was] at his bolster.

1Sa_26_17 And Saul knew David's voice, and said, [Is] this thy voice, my son David? And David said, [It is] my voice, my lord, O king.

1Sa_26_18 And he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil [is] in mine hand?

1Sa_26_19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if [they be] the children of men, cursed [be] they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.

1Sa_26_20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.

1Sa_26_21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

1Sa_26_22 And David answered and said, Behold the king's spear! and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.

1Sa_26_23 The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered thee into [my] hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed.

1Sa_26_24 And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.

1Sa_26_25 Then Saul said to David, Blessed [be] thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great [things], and also shalt still prevail. So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.

1Sa_27_01 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: [there is] nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

1Sa_27_02 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that [were] with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.

1Sa_27_03 And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, [even] David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife.

1Sa_27_04 And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

1Sa_27_05 And David said unto Achish, If I have now found grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell in the royal city with thee?

1Sa_27_06 Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day.

1Sa_27_07 And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.

1Sa_27_08 And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those [nations were] of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.

1Sa_27_09 And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.

1Sa_27_10 And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.

1Sa_27_11 And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring [tidings] to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so [will be] his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines.

1Sa_27_12 And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.

1Sa_28_01 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.

1Sa_28_02 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.

1Sa_28_03 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.

1Sa_28_04 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.

1Sa_28_05 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.

1Sa_28_06 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

1Sa_28_07 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, [there is] a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.

1Sa_28_08 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me [him] up, whom I shall name unto thee.

1Sa_28_09 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?

1Sa_28_10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, [As] the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.

1Sa_28_11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

1Sa_28_12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou [art] Saul.

1Sa_28_13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

1Sa_28_14 And he said unto her, What form [is] he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he [is] covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it [was] Samuel, and he stooped with [his] face to the ground, and bowed himself.

1Sa_28_15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.

1Sa_28_16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?

1Sa_28_17 And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, [even] to David:

1Sa_28_18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.

1Sa_28_19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow [shalt] thou and thy sons [be] with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.

1Sa_28_20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

1Sa_28_21 And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.

1Sa_28_22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength, when thou goest on thy way.

1Sa_28_23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

1Sa_28_24 And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded [it], and did bake unleavened bread thereof:

1Sa_28_25 And she brought [it] before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.

1Sa_29_01 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which [is] in Jezreel.

1Sa_29_02 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish.

1Sa_29_03 Then said the princes of the Philistines, What [do] these Hebrews [here]? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, [Is] not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell [unto me] unto this day?

1Sa_29_04 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? [should it] not [be] with the heads of these men?

1Sa_29_05 [Is] not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

1Sa_29_06 Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, [as] the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host [is] good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.

1Sa_29_07 Wherefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.

1Sa_29_08 And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?

1Sa_29_09 And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou [art] good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.

1Sa_29_10 Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart.

1Sa_29_11 So David and his men rose up early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.

1Sa_30_01 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

1Sa_30_02 And had taken the women captives, that [were] therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried [them] away, and went on their way.

1Sa_30_03 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, [it was] burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

1Sa_30_04 Then David and the people that [were] with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

1Sa_30_05 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

1Sa_30_06 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

1Sa_30_07 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.

1Sa_30_08 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake [them], and without fail recover [all].

1Sa_30_09 So David went, he and the six hundred men that [were] with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.

1Sa_30_10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.

1Sa_30_11 And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;

1Sa_30_12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk [any] water, three days and three nights.

1Sa_30_13 And David said unto him, To whom [belongest] thou? and whence [art] thou? And he said, I [am] a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days ago I fell sick.

1Sa_30_14 We made an invasion [upon] the south of the Cherethites, and upon [the coast] which [belongeth] to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.

1Sa_30_15 And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.

1Sa_30_16 And when he had brought him down, behold, [they were] spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.

1Sa_30_17 And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.

1Sa_30_18 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.

1Sa_30_19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any [thing] that they had taken to them: David recovered all.

1Sa_30_20 And David took all the flocks and the herds, [which] they drave before those [other] cattle, and said, This [is] David's spoil.

1Sa_30_21 And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that [were] with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.

1Sa_30_22 Then answered all the wicked men and [men] of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them [ought] of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead [them] away, and depart.

1Sa_30_23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.

1Sa_30_24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part [is] that goeth down to the battle, so [shall] his part [be] that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.

1Sa_30_25 And it was [so] from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.

1Sa_30_26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, [even] to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of the LORD;

1Sa_30_27 To [them] which [were] in Bethel, and to [them] which [were] in south Ramoth, and to [them] which [were] in Jattir,

1Sa_30_28 And to [them] which [were] in Aroer, and to [them] which [were] in Siphmoth, and to [them] which [were] in Eshtemoa,

1Sa_30_29 And to [them] which [were] in Rachal, and to [them] which [were] in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to [them] which [were] in the cities of the Kenites,

1Sa_30_30 And to [them] which [were] in Hormah, and to [them] which [were] in Chorashan, and to [them] which [were] in Athach,

1Sa_30_31 And to [them] which [were] in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

1Sa_31_01 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

1Sa_31_02 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua, Saul's sons.

1Sa_31_03 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

1Sa_31_04 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

1Sa_31_05 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

1Sa_31_06 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

1Sa_31_07 And when the men of Israel that [were] on the other side of the valley, and [they] that [were] on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

1Sa_31_08 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.

1Sa_31_09 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish [it in] the house of their idols, and among the people.

1Sa_31_10 And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan.

1Sa_31_11 And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;

1Sa_31_12 All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.

1Sa_31_13 And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

1Th_01_01 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians [which is] in God the Father and [in] the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Th_01_02 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

1Th_01_03 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

1Th_01_04 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

1Th_01_05 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

1Th_01_06 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

1Th_01_07 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

1Th_01_08 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

1Th_01_09 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

1Th_01_10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1Th_02_01 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

1Th_02_02 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

1Th_02_03 For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

1Th_02_04 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

1Th_02_05 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God [is] witness:

1Th_02_06 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor [yet] of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

1Th_02_07 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

1Th_02_08 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

1Th_02_09 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

1Th_02_10 Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

1Th_02_11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children,

1Th_02_12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

1Th_02_13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

1Th_02_14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they [have] of the Jews:

1Th_02_15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

1Th_02_16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

1Th_02_17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

1Th_02_18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

1Th_02_19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

1Th_02_20 For ye are our glory and joy.

1Th_03_01 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

1Th_03_02 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

1Th_03_03 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

1Th_03_04 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

1Th_03_05 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

1Th_03_06 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you:

1Th_03_07 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

1Th_03_08 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

1Th_03_09 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;

1Th_03_10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

1Th_03_11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

1Th_03_12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:

1Th_03_13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

1Th_04_01 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more.

1Th_04_02 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

1Th_04_03 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

1Th_04_04 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

1Th_04_05 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

1Th_04_06 That no [man] go beyond and defraud his brother in [any] matter: because that the Lord [is] the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

1Th_04_07 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

1Th_04_08 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

1Th_04_09 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

1Th_04_10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

1Th_04_11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

1Th_04_12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.

1Th_04_13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

1Th_04_14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

1Th_04_15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

1Th_04_16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1Th_04_17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1Th_04_18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1Th_05_01 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

1Th_05_02 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

1Th_05_03 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

1Th_05_04 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

1Th_05_05 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1Th_05_06 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.

1Th_05_07 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

1Th_05_08 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

1Th_05_09 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Th_05_10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

1Th_05_11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

1Th_05_12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

1Th_05_13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.

1Th_05_14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].

1Th_05_15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].

1Th_05_16 Rejoice evermore.

1Th_05_17 Pray without ceasing.

1Th_05_18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1Th_05_19 Quench not the Spirit.

1Th_05_20 Despise not prophesyings.

1Th_05_21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1Th_05_22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1Th_05_23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Th_05_24 Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].

1Th_05_25 Brethren, pray for us.

1Th_05_26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

1Th_05_27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

1Th_05_28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen.

1Ti_01_01 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, [which is] our hope;

1Ti_01_02 Unto Timothy, [my] own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

1Ti_01_03 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

1Ti_01_04 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].

1Ti_01_05 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:

1Ti_01_06 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

1Ti_01_07 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

1Ti_01_08 But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;

1Ti_01_09 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

1Ti_01_10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1Ti_01_11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1Ti_01_12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

1Ti_01_13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.

1Ti_01_14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1Ti_01_15 This [is] a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1Ti_01_16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

1Ti_01_17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1Ti_01_18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

1Ti_01_19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1Ti_01_20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1Ti_02_01 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;

1Ti_02_02 For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1Ti_02_03 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

1Ti_02_04 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

1Ti_02_05 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

1Ti_02_06 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1Ti_02_07 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, [I speak the truth in Christ, [and] lie not;] a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

1Ti_02_08 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

1Ti_02_09 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1Ti_02_10 But [which becometh women professing godliness] with good works.

1Ti_02_11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

1Ti_02_12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1Ti_02_13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1Ti_02_14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1Ti_02_15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1Ti_03_01 This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

1Ti_03_02 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1Ti_03_03 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1Ti_03_04 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

1Ti_03_05 [For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?]

1Ti_03_06 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

1Ti_03_07 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1Ti_03_08 Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

1Ti_03_09 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

1Ti_03_10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless.

1Ti_03_11 Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

1Ti_03_12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

1Ti_03_13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1Ti_03_14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

1Ti_03_15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

1Ti_03_16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1Ti_04_01 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

1Ti_04_02 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

1Ti_04_03 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1Ti_04_04 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

1Ti_04_05 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

1Ti_04_06 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

1Ti_04_07 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness.

1Ti_04_08 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1Ti_04_09 This [is] a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

1Ti_04_10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

1Ti_04_11 These things command and teach.

1Ti_04_12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1Ti_04_13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

1Ti_04_14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

1Ti_04_15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

1Ti_04_16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

1Ti_05_01 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat [him] as a father; [and] the younger men as brethren;

1Ti_05_02 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

1Ti_05_03 Honour widows that are widows indeed.

1Ti_05_04 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

1Ti_05_05 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

1Ti_05_06 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

1Ti_05_07 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

1Ti_05_08 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1Ti_05_09 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

1Ti_05_10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

1Ti_05_11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

1Ti_05_12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

1Ti_05_13 And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

1Ti_05_14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

1Ti_05_15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

1Ti_05_16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

1Ti_05_17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

1Ti_05_18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward.

1Ti_05_19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

1Ti_05_20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

1Ti_05_21 I charge [thee] before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

1Ti_05_22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

1Ti_05_23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

1Ti_05_24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some [men] they follow after.

1Ti_05_25 Likewise also the good works [of some] are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

1Ti_06_01 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and [his] doctrine be not blasphemed.

1Ti_06_02 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

1Ti_06_03 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

1Ti_06_04 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

1Ti_06_05 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1Ti_06_06 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

1Ti_06_07 For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.

1Ti_06_08 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1Ti_06_09 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

1Ti_06_10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1Ti_06_11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

1Ti_06_12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

1Ti_06_13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

1Ti_06_14 That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1Ti_06_15 Which in his times he shall show, [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

1Ti_06_16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.

1Ti_06_17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

1Ti_06_18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

1Ti_06_19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1Ti_06_20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

1Ti_06_21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen.

2Ch_01_01 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God [was] with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

2Ch_01_02 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.

2Ch_01_03 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that [was] at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.

2Ch_01_04 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to [the place which] David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

2Ch_01_05 Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

2Ch_01_06 And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the LORD, which [was] at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.

2Ch_01_07 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.

2Ch_01_08 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

2Ch_01_09 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.

2Ch_01_10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, [that is so] great?

2Ch_01_11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

2Ch_01_12 Wisdom and knowledge [is] granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that [have been] before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

2Ch_01_13 Then Solomon came [from his journey] to the high place that [was] at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.

2Ch_01_14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2Ch_01_15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem [as plenteous] as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that [are] in the vale for abundance.

2Ch_01_16 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

2Ch_01_17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out [horses] for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

2Ch_02_01 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

2Ch_02_02 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

2Ch_02_03 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, [even so deal with me].

2Ch_02_04 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate [it] to him, [and] to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual showbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This [is an ordinance] for ever to Israel.

2Ch_02_05 And the house which I build [is] great: for great [is] our God above all gods.

2Ch_02_06 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who [am] I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

2Ch_02_07 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that [are] with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.

2Ch_02_08 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants [shall be] with thy servants,

2Ch_02_09 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build [shall be] wonderful great.

2Ch_02_10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.

2Ch_02_11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.

2Ch_02_12 Huram said moreover, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

2Ch_02_13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

2Ch_02_14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.

2Ch_02_15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:

2Ch_02_16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

2Ch_02_17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that [were] in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.

2Ch_02_18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them [to be] bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand [to be] hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

2Ch_03_01 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the Lord] appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

2Ch_03_02 And he began to build in the second [day] of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

2Ch_03_03 Now these [are the things wherein] Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure [was] threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

2Ch_03_04 And the porch that [was] in the front [of the house], the length [of it was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height [was] an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.

2Ch_03_05 And the greater house he ceiled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

2Ch_03_06 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of Parvaim.

2Ch_03_07 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls.

2Ch_03_08 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof [was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, [amounting] to six hundred talents.

2Ch_03_09 And the weight of the nails [was] fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

2Ch_03_10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

2Ch_03_11 And the wings of the cherubims [were] twenty cubits long: one wing [of the one cherub was] five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing [was likewise] five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.

2Ch_03_12 And [one] wing of the other cherub [was] five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing [was] five cubits [also], joining to the wing of the other cherub.

2Ch_03_13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces [were] inward.

2Ch_03_14 And he made the veil [of] blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.

2Ch_03_15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that [was] on the top of each of them [was] five cubits.

2Ch_03_16 And he made chains, [as] in the oracle, and put [them] on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put [them] on the chains.

2Ch_03_17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

2Ch_04_01 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

2Ch_04_02 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

2Ch_04_03 And under it [was] the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen [were] cast, when it was cast.

2Ch_04_04 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward.

2Ch_04_05 And the thickness of it [was] an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; [and] it received and held three thousand baths.

2Ch_04_06 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea [was] for the priests to wash in.

2Ch_04_07 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set [them] in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.

2Ch_04_08 He made also ten tables, and placed [them] in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basins of gold.

2Ch_04_09 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

2Ch_04_10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.

2Ch_04_11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;

2Ch_04_12 [To wit], the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters [which were] on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which [were] on the top of the pillars;

2Ch_04_13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which [were] upon the pillars.

2Ch_04_14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;

2Ch_04_15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.

2Ch_04_16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright brass.

2Ch_04_17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.

2Ch_04_18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

2Ch_04_19 And Solomon made all the vessels that [were for] the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the showbread [was set];

2Ch_04_20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

2Ch_04_21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, [made he of] gold, [and] that perfect gold;

2Ch_04_22 And the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers, [of] pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy [place], and the doors of the house of the temple, [were of] gold.

2Ch_05_01 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in [all] the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all the instruments, put he among the treasures of the house of God.

2Ch_05_02 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which [is] Zion.

2Ch_05_03 Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which [was] in the seventh month.

2Ch_05_04 And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark.

2Ch_05_05 And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that [were] in the tabernacle, these did the priests [and] the Levites bring up.

2Ch_05_06 Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

2Ch_05_07 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy [place, even] under the wings of the cherubims:

2Ch_05_08 For the cherubims spread forth [their] wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

2Ch_05_09 And they drew out the staves [of the ark], that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

2Ch_05_10 [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put [therein] at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.

2Ch_05_11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy [place]: [for all the priests [that were] present were sanctified, [and] did not [then] wait by course:

2Ch_05_12 Also the Levites [which were] the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, [being] arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:]

2Ch_05_13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers [were] as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up [their] voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, [saying], For [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: that [then] the house was filled with a cloud, [even] the house of the LORD;

2Ch_05_14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2Ch_06_01 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

2Ch_06_02 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

2Ch_06_03 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

2Ch_06_04 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled [that] which he spake with his mouth to my father David, saying,

2Ch_06_05 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:

2Ch_06_06 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

2Ch_06_07 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

2Ch_06_08 But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:

2Ch_06_09 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name.

2Ch_06_10 The LORD therefore hath performed his word that he hath spoken: for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and am set on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

2Ch_06_11 And in it have I put the ark, wherein [is] the covenant of the LORD, that he made with the children of Israel.

2Ch_06_12 And he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands:

2Ch_06_13 For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold, of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court: and upon it he stood, and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven,

2Ch_06_14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, [there is] no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and [showest] mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:

2Ch_06_15 Thou which hast kept with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him; and spakest with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled [it] with thine hand, as [it is] this day.

2Ch_06_16 Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.

2Ch_06_17 Now then, O LORD God of Israel, let thy word be verified, which thou hast spoken unto thy servant David.

2Ch_06_18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!

2Ch_06_19 Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee:

2Ch_06_20 That thine eyes may be open upon this house day and night, upon the place whereof thou hast said that thou wouldest put thy name there; to hearken unto the prayer which thy servant prayeth toward this place.

2Ch_06_21 Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make toward this place: hear thou from thy dwelling place, [even] from heaven; and when thou hearest, forgive.

2Ch_06_22 If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house;

2Ch_06_23 Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.

2Ch_06_24 And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house;

2Ch_06_25 Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.

2Ch_06_26 When the heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; [yet] if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou dost afflict them;

2Ch_06_27 Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.

2Ch_06_28 If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness [there be]:

2Ch_06_29 [Then] what prayer [or] what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:

2Ch_06_30 Then hear thou from heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; [for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:]

2Ch_06_31 That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

2Ch_06_32 Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house;

2Ch_06_33 Then hear thou from the heavens, [even] from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as [doth] thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.

2Ch_06_34 If thy people go out to war against their enemies by the way that thou shalt send them, and they pray unto thee toward this city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name;

2Ch_06_35 Then hear thou from the heavens their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.

2Ch_06_36 If they sin against thee, [for [there is] no man which sinneth not,] and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before [their] enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near;

2Ch_06_37 Yet [if] they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;

2Ch_06_38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and [toward] the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

2Ch_06_39 Then hear thou from the heavens, [even] from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

2Ch_06_40 Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and [let] thine ears [be] attent unto the prayer [that is made] in this place.

2Ch_06_41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

2Ch_06_42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

2Ch_07_01 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.

2Ch_07_02 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.

2Ch_07_03 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, [saying], For [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

2Ch_07_04 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD.

2Ch_07_05 And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

2Ch_07_06 And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy [endureth] for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

2Ch_07_07 Moreover Solomon hallowed the middle of the court that [was] before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings, because the brazen altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, and the meat offerings, and the fat.

2Ch_07_08 Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

2Ch_07_09 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

2Ch_07_10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

2Ch_07_11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.

2Ch_07_12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

2Ch_07_13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

2Ch_07_14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2Ch_07_15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer [that is made] in this place.

2Ch_07_16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

2Ch_07_17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;

2Ch_07_18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man [to be] ruler in Israel.

2Ch_07_19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;

2Ch_07_20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it [to be] a proverb and a byword among all nations.

2Ch_07_21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?

2Ch_07_22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.

2Ch_08_01 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

2Ch_08_02 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

2Ch_08_03 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

2Ch_08_04 And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

2Ch_08_05 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

2Ch_08_06 And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.

2Ch_08_07 [As for] all the people [that were] left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which [were] not of Israel,

2Ch_08_08 [But] of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel consumed not, them did Solomon make to pay tribute until this day.

2Ch_08_09 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no servants for his work; but they [were] men of war, and chief of his captains, and captains of his chariots and horsemen.

2Ch_08_10 And these [were] the chief of king Solomon's officers, [even] two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.

2Ch_08_11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because [the places are] holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.

2Ch_08_12 Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the LORD on the altar of the LORD, which he had built before the porch,

2Ch_08_13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, [even] in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

2Ch_08_14 And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

2Ch_08_15 And they departed not from the commandment of the king unto the priests and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the treasures.

2Ch_08_16 Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. [So] the house of the LORD was perfected.

2Ch_08_17 Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

2Ch_08_18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought [them] to king Solomon.

2Ch_09_01 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

2Ch_09_02 And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not.

2Ch_09_03 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

2Ch_09_04 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.

2Ch_09_05 And she said to the king, [It was] a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:

2Ch_09_06 Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen [it]: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: [for] thou exceedest the fame that I heard.

2Ch_09_07 Happy [are] thy men, and happy [are] these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.

2Ch_09_08 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, [to be] king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

2Ch_09_09 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.

2Ch_09_10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.

2Ch_09_11 And the king made [of] the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.

2Ch_09_12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside [that] which she had brought unto the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.

2Ch_09_13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;

2Ch_09_14 Beside [that which] chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.

2Ch_09_15 And king Solomon made two hundred targets [of] beaten gold: six hundred [shekels] of beaten gold went to one target.

2Ch_09_16 And three hundred shields [made he of] beaten gold: three hundred [shekels] of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

2Ch_09_17 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.

2Ch_09_18 And [there were] six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, [which were] fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:

2Ch_09_19 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.

2Ch_09_20 And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon [were of] gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon [were of] pure gold: none [were of] silver; it was [not] any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

2Ch_09_21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

2Ch_09_22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

2Ch_09_23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

2Ch_09_24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

2Ch_09_25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

2Ch_09_26 And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.

2Ch_09_27 And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycamore trees that [are] in the low plains in abundance.

2Ch_09_28 And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.

2Ch_09_29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, [are] they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?

2Ch_09_30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

2Ch_09_31 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_10_01 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king.

2Ch_10_02 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who [was] in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard [it], that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.

2Ch_10_03 And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came and spake to Rehoboam, saying,

2Ch_10_04 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

2Ch_10_05 And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.

2Ch_10_06 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye [me] to return answer to this people?

2Ch_10_07 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

2Ch_10_08 But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.

2Ch_10_09 And he said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?

2Ch_10_10 And the young men that were brought up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou [it] somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little [finger] shall be thicker than my father's loins.

2Ch_10_11 For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I [will chastise you] with scorpions.

2Ch_10_12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third day.

2Ch_10_13 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

2Ch_10_14 And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I [will chastise you] with scorpions.

2Ch_10_15 So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

2Ch_10_16 And when all Israel [saw] that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and [we have] none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: [and] now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.

2Ch_10_17 But [as for] the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

2Ch_10_18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that [was] over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to [his] chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.

2Ch_10_19 And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.

2Ch_11_01 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen [men], which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.

2Ch_11_02 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

2Ch_11_03 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

2Ch_11_04 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.

2Ch_11_05 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

2Ch_11_06 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

2Ch_11_07 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,

2Ch_11_08 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

2Ch_11_09 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,

2Ch_11_10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which [are] in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.

2Ch_11_11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.

2Ch_11_12 And in every several city [he put] shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

2Ch_11_13 And the priests and the Levites that [were] in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

2Ch_11_14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD:

2Ch_11_15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

2Ch_11_16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2Ch_11_17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

2Ch_11_18 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, [and] Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;

2Ch_11_19 Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shemariah, and Zaham.

2Ch_11_20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

2Ch_11_21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: [for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.]

2Ch_11_22 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, [to be] ruler among his brethren: for [he thought] to make him king.

2Ch_11_23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

2Ch_12_01 And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

2Ch_12_02 And it came to pass, [that] in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD,

2Ch_12_03 With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people [were] without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.

2Ch_12_04 And he took the fenced cities which [pertained] to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.

2Ch_12_05 Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and [to] the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.

2Ch_12_06 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD [is] righteous.

2Ch_12_07 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; [therefore] I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

2Ch_12_08 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

2Ch_12_09 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

2Ch_12_10 Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed [them] to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king's house.

2Ch_12_11 And when the king entered into the house of the LORD, the guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber.

2Ch_12_12 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, that he would not destroy [him] altogether: and also in Judah things went well.

2Ch_12_13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam [was] one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess.

2Ch_12_14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

2Ch_12_15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, [are] they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And [there were] wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

2Ch_12_16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_13_01 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.

2Ch_13_02 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.

2Ch_13_03 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, [even] four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, [being] mighty men of valour.

2Ch_13_04 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which [is] in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;

2Ch_13_05 Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, [even] to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

2Ch_13_06 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.

2Ch_13_07 And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.

2Ch_13_08 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye [be] a great multitude, and [there are] with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.

2Ch_13_09 Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of [other] lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, [the same] may be a priest of [them that are] no gods.

2Ch_13_10 But as for us, the LORD [is] our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, [are] the sons of Aaron, and the Levites [wait] upon [their] business:

2Ch_13_11 And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the showbread also [set they in order] upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him.

2Ch_13_12 And, behold, God himself [is] with us for [our] captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.

2Ch_13_13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment [was] behind them.

2Ch_13_14 And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle [was] before and behind: and they cried unto the LORD, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.

2Ch_13_15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.

2Ch_13_16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand.

2Ch_13_17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

2Ch_13_18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers.

2Ch_13_19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof.

2Ch_13_20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.

2Ch_13_21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

2Ch_13_22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, [are] written in the story of the prophet Iddo.

2Ch_14_01 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.

2Ch_14_02 And Asa did [that which was] good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:

2Ch_14_03 For he took away the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

2Ch_14_04 And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

2Ch_14_05 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.

2Ch_14_06 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.

2Ch_14_07 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about [them] walls, and towers, gates, and bars, [while] the land [is] yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought [him], and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

2Ch_14_08 And Asa had an army [of men] that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these [were] mighty men of valour.

2Ch_14_09 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.

2Ch_14_10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

2Ch_14_11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, [it is] nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou [art] our God; let not man prevail against thee.

2Ch_14_12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

2Ch_14_13 And Asa and the people that [were] with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.

2Ch_14_14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

2Ch_14_15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

2Ch_15_01 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:

2Ch_15_02 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD [is] with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

2Ch_15_03 Now for a long season Israel [hath been] without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

2Ch_15_04 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

2Ch_15_05 And in those times [there was] no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations [were] upon all the inhabitants of the countries.

2Ch_15_06 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.

2Ch_15_07 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

2Ch_15_08 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that [was] before the porch of the LORD.

2Ch_15_09 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God [was] with him.

2Ch_15_10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.

2Ch_15_11 And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil [which] they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.

2Ch_15_12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

2Ch_15_13 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

2Ch_15_14 And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

2Ch_15_15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.

2Ch_15_16 And also [concerning] Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped [it], and burnt [it] at the brook Kidron.

2Ch_15_17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

2Ch_15_18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.

2Ch_15_19 And there was no [more] war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.

2Ch_16_01 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2Ch_16_02 Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

2Ch_16_03 [There is] a league between me and thee, as [there was] between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

2Ch_16_04 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.

2Ch_16_05 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard [it], that he left off building of Ramah, and let his work cease.

2Ch_16_06 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

2Ch_16_07 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

2Ch_16_08 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.

2Ch_16_09 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

2Ch_16_10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for [he was] in a rage with him because of this [thing]. And Asa oppressed [some] of the people the same time.

2Ch_16_11 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they [are] written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2Ch_16_12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] exceeding [great]: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.

2Ch_16_13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

2Ch_16_14 And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds [of spices] prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great burning for him.

2Ch_17_01 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel.

2Ch_17_02 And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.

2Ch_17_03 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;

2Ch_17_04 But sought to the [LORD] God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

2Ch_17_05 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.

2Ch_17_06 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

2Ch_17_07 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, [even] to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah.

2Ch_17_08 And with them [he sent] Levites, [even] Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.

2Ch_17_09 And they taught in Judah, and [had] the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.

2Ch_17_10 And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that [were] round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

2Ch_17_11 Also [some] of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he goats.

2Ch_17_12 And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, and cities of store.

2Ch_17_13 And he had much business in the cities of Judah: and the men of war, mighty men of valour, [were] in Jerusalem.

2Ch_17_14 And these [are] the numbers of them according to the house of their fathers: Of Judah, the captains of thousands; Adnah the chief, and with him mighty men of valour three hundred thousand.

2Ch_17_15 And next to him [was] Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and fourscore thousand.

2Ch_17_16 And next him [was] Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.

2Ch_17_17 And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand.

2Ch_17_18 And next him [was] Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.

2Ch_17_19 These waited on the king, beside [those] whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah.

2Ch_18_01 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab.

2Ch_18_02 And after [certain] years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that [he had] with him, and persuaded him to go up [with him] to Ramothgilead.

2Ch_18_03 And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ramothgilead? And he answered him, I [am] as thou [art], and my people as thy people; and [we will be] with thee in the war.

2Ch_18_04 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.

2Ch_18_05 Therefore the king of Israel gathered together of prophets four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver [it] into the king's hand.

2Ch_18_06 But Jehoshaphat said, [Is there] not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him?

2Ch_18_07 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, [There is] yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same [is] Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

2Ch_18_08 And the king of Israel called for one [of his] officers, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.

2Ch_18_09 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah sat either of them on his throne, clothed in [their] robes, and they sat in a void place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

2Ch_18_10 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith the LORD, With these thou shalt push Syria until they be consumed.

2Ch_18_11 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver [it] into the hand of the king.

2Ch_18_12 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets [declare] good to the king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good.

2Ch_18_13 And Micaiah said, [As] the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak.

2Ch_18_14 And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they shall be delivered into your hand.

2Ch_18_15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

2Ch_18_16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return [therefore] every man to his house in peace.

2Ch_18_17 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee [that] he would not prophesy good unto me, but evil?

2Ch_18_18 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and [on] his left.

2Ch_18_19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.

2Ch_18_20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?

2Ch_18_21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And [the LORD] said, Thou shalt entice [him], and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do [even] so.

2Ch_18_22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.

2Ch_18_23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?

2Ch_18_24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.

2Ch_18_25 Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;

2Ch_18_26 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this [fellow] in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.

2Ch_18_27 And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, [then] hath not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people.

2Ch_18_28 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.

2Ch_18_29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and will go to the battle; but put thou on thy robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.

2Ch_18_30 Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the chariots that [were] with him, saying, Fight ye not with small or great, save only with the king of Israel.

2Ch_18_31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It [is] the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him; and God moved them [to depart] from him.

2Ch_18_32 For it came to pass, that, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back again from pursuing him.

2Ch_18_33 And a [certain] man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said to his chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.

2Ch_18_34 And the battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel stayed [himself] up in [his] chariot against the Syrians until the even: and about the time of the sun going down he died.

2Ch_19_01 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.

2Ch_19_02 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

2Ch_19_03 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

2Ch_19_04 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2Ch_19_05 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

2Ch_19_06 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who [is] with you in the judgment.

2Ch_19_07 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do [it]: for [there is] no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

2Ch_19_08 Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and [of] the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.

2Ch_19_09 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

2Ch_19_10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and [so] wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.

2Ch_19_11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest [is] over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites [shall be] officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.

2Ch_20_01 It came to pass after this also, [that] the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them [other] beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

2Ch_20_02 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they [be] in Hazazontamar, which [is] Engedi.

2Ch_20_03 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

2Ch_20_04 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask [help] of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

2Ch_20_05 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,

2Ch_20_06 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, [art] not thou God in heaven? and rulest [not] thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand [is there not] power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

2Ch_20_07 [Art] not thou our God, [who] didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

2Ch_20_08 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,

2Ch_20_09 If, [when] evil cometh upon us, [as] the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, [for thy name [is] in this house,] and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

2Ch_20_10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;

2Ch_20_11 Behold, [I say, how] they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

2Ch_20_12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes [are] upon thee.

2Ch_20_13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

2Ch_20_14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation;

2Ch_20_15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle [is] not yours, but God's.

2Ch_20_16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

2Ch_20_17 Ye shall not [need] to fight in this [battle]: set yourselves, stand ye [still], and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD [will be] with you.

2Ch_20_18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with [his] face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.

2Ch_20_19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

2Ch_20_20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

2Ch_20_21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

2Ch_20_22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

2Ch_20_23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy [them]: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

2Ch_20_24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they [were] dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

2Ch_20_25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

2Ch_20_26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.

2Ch_20_27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.

2Ch_20_28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.

2Ch_20_29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of [those] countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.

2Ch_20_30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.

2Ch_20_31 And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: [he was] thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.

2Ch_20_32 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD.

2Ch_20_33 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

2Ch_20_34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who [is] mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.

2Ch_20_35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

2Ch_20_36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.

2Ch_20_37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

2Ch_21_01 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_21_02 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these [were] the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.

2Ch_21_03 And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he [was] the firstborn.

2Ch_21_04 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and [divers] also of the princes of Israel.

2Ch_21_05 Jehoram [was] thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

2Ch_21_06 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought [that which was] evil in the eyes of the LORD.

2Ch_21_07 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

2Ch_21_08 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king.

2Ch_21_09 Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.

2Ch_21_10 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. The same time [also] did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.

2Ch_21_11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah [thereto].

2Ch_21_12 And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,

2Ch_21_13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, [which were] better than thyself:

2Ch_21_14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

2Ch_21_15 And thou [shalt have] great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

2Ch_21_16 Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that [were] near the Ethiopians:

2Ch_21_17 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.

2Ch_21_18 And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease.

2Ch_21_19 And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.

2Ch_21_20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.

2Ch_22_01 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

2Ch_22_02 Forty and two years old [was] Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Athaliah the daughter of Omri.

2Ch_22_03 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

2Ch_22_04 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.

2Ch_22_05 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramothgilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.

2Ch_22_06 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick.

2Ch_22_07 And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.

2Ch_22_08 And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.

2Ch_22_09 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, [for he was hid in Samaria,] and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he [is] the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.

2Ch_22_10 But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.

2Ch_22_11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, [for she was the sister of Ahaziah,] hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.

2Ch_22_12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.

2Ch_23_01 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.

2Ch_23_02 And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.

2Ch_23_03 And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said unto them, Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD hath said of the sons of David.

2Ch_23_04 This [is] the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, [shall be] porters of the doors;

2Ch_23_05 And a third part [shall be] at the king's house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation: and all the people [shall be] in the courts of the house of the LORD.

2Ch_23_06 But let none come into the house of the LORD, save the priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they shall go in, for they [are] holy: but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD.

2Ch_23_07 And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whosoever [else] cometh into the house, he shall be put to death: but be ye with the king when he cometh in, and when he goeth out.

2Ch_23_08 So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that were to go [out] on the sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the courses.

2Ch_23_09 Moreover Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears, and bucklers, and shields, that [had been] king David's, which [were] in the house of God.

2Ch_23_10 And he set all the people, every man having his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar and the temple, by the king round about.

2Ch_23_11 Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon him the crown, and [gave him] the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, God save the king.

2Ch_23_12 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of the LORD:

2Ch_23_13 And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of music, and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason.

2Ch_23_14 Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and said unto them, Have her forth of the ranges: and whoso followeth her, let him be slain with the sword. For the priest said, Slay her not in the house of the LORD.

2Ch_23_15 So they laid hands on her; and when she was come to the entering of the horse gate by the king's house, they slew her there.

2Ch_23_16 And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the people, and between the king, that they should be the LORD'S people.

2Ch_23_17 Then all the people went to the house of Baal, and brake it down, and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.

2Ch_23_18 Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as [it is] written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, [as it was ordained] by David.

2Ch_23_19 And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD, that none [which was] unclean in any thing should enter in.

2Ch_23_20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of the LORD: and they came through the high gate into the king's house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.

2Ch_23_21 And all the people of the land rejoiced: and the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

2Ch_24_01 Joash [was] seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Zibiah of Beersheba.

2Ch_24_02 And Joash did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

2Ch_24_03 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.

2Ch_24_04 And it came to pass after this, [that] Joash was minded to repair the house of the LORD.

2Ch_24_05 And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened [it] not.

2Ch_24_06 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, [according to the commandment] of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?

2Ch_24_07 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.

2Ch_24_08 And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it without at the gate of the house of the LORD.

2Ch_24_09 And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD the collection [that] Moses the servant of God [laid] upon Israel in the wilderness.

2Ch_24_10 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.

2Ch_24_11 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that [there was] much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.

2Ch_24_12 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.

2Ch_24_13 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened it.

2Ch_24_14 And when they had finished [it], they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, [even] vessels to minister, and to offer [withal], and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.

2Ch_24_15 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old [was he] when he died.

2Ch_24_16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.

2Ch_24_17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

2Ch_24_18 And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.

2Ch_24_19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.

2Ch_24_20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.

2Ch_24_21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

2Ch_24_22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon [it], and require [it].

2Ch_24_23 And it came to pass at the end of the year, [that] the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.

2Ch_24_24 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.

2Ch_24_25 And when they were departed from him, [for they left him in great diseases,] his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.

2Ch_24_26 And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.

2Ch_24_27 Now [concerning] his sons, and the greatness of the burdens [laid] upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they [are] written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_25_01 Amaziah [was] twenty and five years old [when] he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

2Ch_25_02 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

2Ch_25_03 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.

2Ch_25_04 But he slew not their children, but [did] as [it is] written in the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.

2Ch_25_05 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of [their] fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice [men, able] to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.

2Ch_25_06 He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

2Ch_25_07 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD [is] not with Israel, [to wit, with] all the children of Ephraim.

2Ch_25_08 But if thou wilt go, do [it], be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

2Ch_25_09 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this.

2Ch_25_10 Then Amaziah separated them, [to wit], the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.

2Ch_25_11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.

2Ch_25_12 And [other] ten thousand [left] alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.

2Ch_25_13 But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethhoron, and smote three thousand of them, and took much spoil.

2Ch_25_14 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up [to be] his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

2Ch_25_15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

2Ch_25_16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that [the king] said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.

2Ch_25_17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.

2Ch_25_18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that [was] in Lebanon sent to the cedar that [was] in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that [was] in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

2Ch_25_19 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou meddle to [thine] hurt, that thou shouldest fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?

2Ch_25_20 But Amaziah would not hear; for it [came] of God, that he might deliver them into the hand [of their enemies], because they sought after the gods of Edom.

2Ch_25_21 So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another in the face, [both] he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Bethshemesh, which [belongeth] to Judah.

2Ch_25_22 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent.

2Ch_25_23 And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2Ch_25_24 And [he took] all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obededom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.

2Ch_25_25 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

2Ch_25_26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, [are] they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?

2Ch_25_27 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.

2Ch_25_28 And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.

2Ch_26_01 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who [was] sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

2Ch_26_02 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

2Ch_26_03 Sixteen years old [was] Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Jecoliah of Jerusalem.

2Ch_26_04 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.

2Ch_26_05 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

2Ch_26_06 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.

2Ch_26_07 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.

2Ch_26_08 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad [even] to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened [himself] exceedingly.

2Ch_26_09 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning [of the wall], and fortified them.

2Ch_26_10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen [also], and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

2Ch_26_11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, [one] of the king's captains.

2Ch_26_12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour [were] two thousand and six hundred.

2Ch_26_13 And under their hand [was] an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.

2Ch_26_14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings [to cast] stones.

2Ch_26_15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.

2Ch_26_16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to [his] destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

2Ch_26_17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, [that were] valiant men:

2Ch_26_18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, [It appertaineth] not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither [shall it be] for thine honour from the LORD God.

2Ch_26_19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and [had] a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.

2Ch_26_20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he [was] leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.

2Ch_26_21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, [being] a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son [was] over the king's house, judging the people of the land.

2Ch_26_22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.

2Ch_26_23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which [belonged] to the kings; for they said, He [is] a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_27_01 Jotham [was] twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.

2Ch_27_02 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD. And the people did yet corruptly.

2Ch_27_03 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

2Ch_27_04 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

2Ch_27_05 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.

2Ch_27_06 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

2Ch_27_07 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they [are] written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

2Ch_27_08 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.

2Ch_27_09 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_28_01 Ahaz [was] twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father:

2Ch_28_02 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.

2Ch_28_03 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.

2Ch_28_04 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

2Ch_28_05 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought [them] to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

2Ch_28_06 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, [which were] all valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.

2Ch_28_07 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah [that was] next to the king.

2Ch_28_08 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

2Ch_28_09 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name [was] Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage [that] reacheth up unto heaven.

2Ch_28_10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: [but are there] not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God?

2Ch_28_11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the LORD [is] upon you.

2Ch_28_12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,

2Ch_28_13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the LORD [already], ye intend to add [more] to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and [there is] fierce wrath against Israel.

2Ch_28_14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.

2Ch_28_15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

2Ch_28_16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.

2Ch_28_17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.

2Ch_28_18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.

2Ch_28_19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD.

2Ch_28_20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.

2Ch_28_21 For Ahaz took away a portion [out] of the house of the LORD, and [out] of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave [it] unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.

2Ch_28_22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this [is that] king Ahaz.

2Ch_28_23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, [therefore] will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

2Ch_28_24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

2Ch_28_25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the LORD God of his fathers.

2Ch_28_26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2Ch_28_27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, [even] in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_29_01 Hezekiah began to reign [when he was] five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah.

2Ch_29_02 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.

2Ch_29_03 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them.

2Ch_29_04 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street,

2Ch_29_05 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy [place].

2Ch_29_06 For our fathers have trespassed, and done [that which was] evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD, and turned [their] backs.

2Ch_29_07 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy [place] unto the God of Israel.

2Ch_29_08 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes.

2Ch_29_09 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives [are] in captivity for this.

2Ch_29_10 Now [it is] in mine heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.

2Ch_29_11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.

2Ch_29_12 Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah:

2Ch_29_13 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah:

2Ch_29_14 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of Jeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.

2Ch_29_15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.

2Ch_29_16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse [it], and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took [it], to carry [it] out abroad into the brook Kidron.

2Ch_29_17 Now they began on the first [day] of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the house of the LORD in eight days; and in the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.

2Ch_29_18 Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the showbread table, with all the vessels thereof.

2Ch_29_19 Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they [are] before the altar of the LORD.

2Ch_29_20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.

2Ch_29_21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer [them] on the altar of the LORD.

2Ch_29_22 So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.

2Ch_29_23 And they brought forth the he goats [for] the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them:

2Ch_29_24 And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king commanded [that] the burnt offering and the sin offering [should be made] for all Israel.

2Ch_29_25 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for [so was] the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

2Ch_29_26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.

2Ch_29_27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began [also] with the trumpets, and with the instruments [ordained] by David king of Israel.

2Ch_29_28 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded: [and] all [this continued] until the burnt offering was finished.

2Ch_29_29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.

2Ch_29_30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

2Ch_29_31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.

2Ch_29_32 And the number of the burnt offerings, which the congregation brought, was threescore and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, [and] two hundred lambs: all these [were] for a burnt offering to the LORD.

2Ch_29_33 And the consecrated things [were] six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.

2Ch_29_34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the [other] priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites [were] more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.

2Ch_29_35 And also the burnt offerings [were] in abundance, with the fat of the peace offerings, and the drink offerings for [every] burnt offering. So the service of the house of the LORD was set in order.

2Ch_29_36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was [done] suddenly.

2Ch_30_01 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel.

2Ch_30_02 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.

2Ch_30_03 For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.

2Ch_30_04 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.

2Ch_30_05 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done [it] of a long [time in such sort] as it was written.

2Ch_30_06 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.

2Ch_30_07 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, [who] therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.

2Ch_30_08 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers [were, but] yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

2Ch_30_09 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children [shall find] compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God [is] gracious and merciful, and will not turn away [his] face from you, if ye return unto him.

2Ch_30_10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.

2Ch_30_11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.

2Ch_30_12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

2Ch_30_13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.

2Ch_30_14 And they arose and took away the altars that [were] in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast [them] into the brook Kidron.

2Ch_30_15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth [day] of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.

2Ch_30_16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, [which they received] of the hand of the Levites.

2Ch_30_17 For [there were] many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one [that was] not clean, to sanctify [them] unto the LORD.

2Ch_30_18 For a multitude of the people, [even] many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one

2Ch_30_19 [That] prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though [he be] not [cleansed] according to the purification of the sanctuary.

2Ch_30_20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.

2Ch_30_21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, [singing] with loud instruments unto the LORD.

2Ch_30_22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the LORD God of their fathers.

2Ch_30_23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept [other] seven days with gladness.

2Ch_30_24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.

2Ch_30_25 And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.

2Ch_30_26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel [there was] not the like in Jerusalem.

2Ch_30_27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came [up] to his holy dwelling place, [even] unto heaven.

2Ch_31_01 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.

2Ch_31_02 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.

2Ch_31_03 [He appointed] also the king's portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, [to wit], for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as [it is] written in the law of the LORD.

2Ch_31_04 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD.

2Ch_31_05 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all [things] brought they in abundantly.

2Ch_31_06 And [concerning] the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid [them] by heaps.

2Ch_31_07 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished [them] in the seventh month.

2Ch_31_08 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and his people Israel.

2Ch_31_09 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.

2Ch_31_10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since [the people] began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left [is] this great store.

2Ch_31_11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the LORD; and they prepared [them],

2Ch_31_12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated [things] faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite [was] ruler, and Shimei his brother [was] the next.

2Ch_31_13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, [were] overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.

2Ch_31_14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the east, [was] over the freewill offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of the LORD, and the most holy things.

2Ch_31_15 And next him [were] Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in [their] set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:

2Ch_31_16 Beside their genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, [even] unto every one that entereth into the house of the LORD, his daily portion for their service in their charges according to their courses;

2Ch_31_17 Both to the genealogy of the priests by the house of their fathers, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their courses;

2Ch_31_18 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness:

2Ch_31_19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, [which were] in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.

2Ch_31_20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought [that which was] good and right and truth before the LORD his God.

2Ch_31_21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did [it] with all his heart, and prospered.

2Ch_32_01 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.

2Ch_32_02 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem,

2Ch_32_03 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which [were] without the city: and they did help him.

2Ch_32_04 So there was gathered much people together, who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?

2Ch_32_05 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised [it] up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo [in] the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.

2Ch_32_06 And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,

2Ch_32_07 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that [is] with him: for [there be] more with us than with him:

2Ch_32_08 With him [is] an arm of flesh; but with us [is] the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

2Ch_32_09 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, [but he [himself laid siege] against Lachish, and all his power with him,] unto Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that [were] at Jerusalem, saying,

2Ch_32_10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege in Jerusalem?

2Ch_32_11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

2Ch_32_12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense upon it?

2Ch_32_13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of [other] lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand?

2Ch_32_14 Who [was there] among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand?

2Ch_32_15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?

2Ch_32_16 And his servants spake yet [more] against the LORD God, and against his servant Hezekiah.

2Ch_32_17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of [other] lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

2Ch_32_18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the people of Jerusalem that [were] on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.

2Ch_32_19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, [which were] the work of the hands of man.

2Ch_32_20 And for this [cause] Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

2Ch_32_21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

2Ch_32_22 Thus the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all [other], and guided them on every side.

2Ch_32_23 And many brought gifts unto the LORD to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

2Ch_32_24 In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto the LORD: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.

2Ch_32_25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit [done] unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

2Ch_32_26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, [both] he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

2Ch_32_27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;

2Ch_32_28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.

2Ch_32_29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.

2Ch_32_30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

2Ch_32_31 Howbeit in [the business of] the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was [done] in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all [that was] in his heart.

2Ch_32_32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they [are] written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, [and] in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2Ch_32_33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_33_01 Manasseh [was] twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:

2Ch_33_02 But did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.

2Ch_33_03 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.

2Ch_33_04 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.

2Ch_33_05 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2Ch_33_06 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2Ch_33_07 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:

2Ch_33_08 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.

2Ch_33_09 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, [and] to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.

2Ch_33_10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken.

2Ch_33_11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

2Ch_33_12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,

2Ch_33_13 And prayed unto him: and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he [was] God.

2Ch_33_14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.

2Ch_33_15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast [them] out of the city.

2Ch_33_16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.

2Ch_33_17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, [yet] unto the LORD their God only.

2Ch_33_18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they [are written] in the book of the kings of Israel.

2Ch_33_19 His prayer also, and [how God] was entreated of him, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they [are] written among the sayings of the seers.

2Ch_33_20 So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_33_21 Amon [was] two and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned two years in Jerusalem.

2Ch_33_22 But he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, as did Manasseh his father: for Amon sacrificed unto all the carved images which Manasseh his father had made, and served them;

2Ch_33_23 And humbled not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.

2Ch_33_24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.

2Ch_33_25 But the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

2Ch_34_01 Josiah [was] eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.

2Ch_34_02 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined [neither] to the right hand, nor to the left.

2Ch_34_03 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.

2Ch_34_04 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that [were] on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust [of them], and strowed [it] upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.

2Ch_34_05 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

2Ch_34_06 And [so did he] in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about.

2Ch_34_07 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.

2Ch_34_08 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.

2Ch_34_09 And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to Jerusalem.

2Ch_34_10 And they put [it] in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought in the house of the LORD, to repair and amend the house:

2Ch_34_11 Even to the artificers and builders gave they [it], to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

2Ch_34_12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them [were] Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set [it] forward; and [other of] the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of music.

2Ch_34_13 Also [they were] over the bearers of burdens, and [were] overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the Levites [there were] scribes, and officers, and porters.

2Ch_34_14 And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the LORD [given] by Moses.

2Ch_34_15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.

2Ch_34_16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do [it].

2Ch_34_17 And they have gathered together the money that was found in the house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.

2Ch_34_18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

2Ch_34_19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.

2Ch_34_20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying,

2Ch_34_21 Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great [is] the wrath of the LORD that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do after all that is written in this book.

2Ch_34_22 And Hilkiah, and [they] that the king [had appointed], went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; [now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:] and they spake to her to that [effect].

2Ch_34_23 And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me,

2Ch_34_24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, [even] all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:

2Ch_34_25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.

2Ch_34_26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel [concerning] the words which thou hast heard;

2Ch_34_27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard [thee] also, saith the LORD.

2Ch_34_28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought the king word again.

2Ch_34_29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

2Ch_34_30 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the LORD.

2Ch_34_31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.

2Ch_34_32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand [to it]. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.

2Ch_34_33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that [pertained] to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, [even] to serve the LORD their God. [And] all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.

2Ch_35_01 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth [day] of the first month.

2Ch_35_02 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD,

2Ch_35_03 And said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; [it shall] not [be] a burden upon [your] shoulders: serve now the LORD your God, and his people Israel,

2Ch_35_04 And prepare [yourselves] by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

2Ch_35_05 And stand in the holy [place] according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and [after] the division of the families of the Levites.

2Ch_35_06 So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that [they] may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

2Ch_35_07 And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these [were] of the king's substance.

2Ch_35_08 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for the passover offerings two thousand and six hundred [small cattle], and three hundred oxen.

2Ch_35_09 Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave unto the Levites for passover offerings five thousand [small cattle], and five hundred oxen.

2Ch_35_10 So the service was prepared, and the priests stood in their place, and the Levites in their courses, according to the king's commandment.

2Ch_35_11 And they killed the passover, and the priests sprinkled [the blood] from their hands, and the Levites flayed [them].

2Ch_35_12 And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer unto the LORD, as [it is] written in the book of Moses. And so [did they] with the oxen.

2Ch_35_13 And they roasted the passover with fire according to the ordinance: but the [other] holy [offerings] sod they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided [them] speedily among all the people.

2Ch_35_14 And afterward they made ready for themselves, and for the priests: because the priests the sons of Aaron [were busied] in offering of burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.

2Ch_35_15 And the singers the sons of Asaph [were] in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters [waited] at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

2Ch_35_16 So all the service of the LORD was prepared the same day, to keep the passover, and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of the LORD, according to the commandment of king Josiah.

2Ch_35_17 And the children of Israel that were present kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

2Ch_35_18 And there was no passover like to that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

2Ch_35_19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this passover kept.

2Ch_35_20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Charchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.

2Ch_35_21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? [I come] not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee from [meddling with] God, who [is] with me, that he destroy thee not.

2Ch_35_22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.

2Ch_35_23 And the archers shot at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.

2Ch_35_24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in [one of] the sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.

2Ch_35_25 And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they [are] written in the lamentations.

2Ch_35_26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness, according to [that which was] written in the law of the LORD,

2Ch_35_27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they [are] written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.

2Ch_36_01 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.

2Ch_36_02 Jehoahaz [was] twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.

2Ch_36_03 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.

2Ch_36_04 And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.

2Ch_36_05 Jehoiakim [was] twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD his God.

2Ch_36_06 Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

2Ch_36_07 Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon.

2Ch_36_08 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they [are] written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

2Ch_36_09 Jehoiachin [was] eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD.

2Ch_36_10 And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

2Ch_36_11 Zedekiah [was] one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

2Ch_36_12 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD his God, [and] humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet [speaking] from the mouth of the LORD.

2Ch_36_13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.

2Ch_36_14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.

2Ch_36_15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:

2Ch_36_16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till [there was] no remedy.

2Ch_36_17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave [them] all into his hand.

2Ch_36_18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all [these] he brought to Babylon.

2Ch_36_19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.

2Ch_36_20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:

2Ch_36_21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: [for] as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

2Ch_36_22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD [spoken] by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,

2Ch_36_23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah. Who [is there] among you of all his people? The LORD his God [be] with him, and let him go up.

2Co_01_01 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy [our] brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

2Co_01_02 Grace [be] to you and peace from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

2Co_01_03 Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

2Co_01_04 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2Co_01_05 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2Co_01_06 And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation.

2Co_01_07 And our hope of you [is] stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so [shall ye be] also of the consolation.

2Co_01_08 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

2Co_01_09 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

2Co_01_10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us];

2Co_01_11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

2Co_01_12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you ward.

2Co_01_13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

2Co_01_14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2Co_01_15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;

2Co_01_16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.

2Co_01_17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

2Co_01_18 But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

2Co_01_19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, [even] by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.

2Co_01_20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

2Co_01_21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God;

2Co_01_22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

2Co_01_23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

2Co_01_24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

2Co_02_01 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

2Co_02_02 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

2Co_02_03 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.

2Co_02_04 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

2Co_02_05 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

2Co_02_06 Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.

2Co_02_07 So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

2Co_02_08 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love toward him.

2Co_02_09 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

2Co_02_10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ;

2Co_02_11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2Co_02_12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

2Co_02_13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

2Co_02_14 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

2Co_02_15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

2Co_02_16 To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?

2Co_02_17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2Co_03_01 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some [others], epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you?

2Co_03_02 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

2Co_03_03 [Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

2Co_03_04 And such trust have we through Christ to God ward:

2Co_03_05 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] of God;

2Co_03_06 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

2Co_03_07 But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away:

2Co_03_08 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

2Co_03_09 For if the ministration of condemnation [be] glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

2Co_03_10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

2Co_03_11 For if that which is done away [was] glorious, much more that which remaineth [is] glorious.

2Co_03_12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

2Co_03_13 And not as Moses, [which] put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

2Co_03_14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [veil] is done away in Christ.

2Co_03_15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.

2Co_03_16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

2Co_03_17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.

2Co_03_18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2Co_04_01 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2Co_04_02 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2Co_04_03 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2Co_04_04 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

2Co_04_05 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2Co_04_06 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2Co_04_07 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2Co_04_08 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;

2Co_04_09 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

2Co_04_10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

2Co_04_11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

2Co_04_12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

2Co_04_13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

2Co_04_14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you.

2Co_04_15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

2Co_04_16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.

2Co_04_17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory;

2Co_04_18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.

2Co_05_01 For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2Co_05_02 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

2Co_05_03 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

2Co_05_04 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

2Co_05_05 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing [is] God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

2Co_05_06 Therefore [we are] always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:

2Co_05_07 [For we walk by faith, not by sight:]

2Co_05_08 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

2Co_05_09 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2Co_05_10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

2Co_05_11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2Co_05_12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to [answer] them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

2Co_05_13 For whether we be beside ourselves, [it is] to God: or whether we be sober, [it is] for your cause.

2Co_05_14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

2Co_05_15 And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

2Co_05_16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more.

2Co_05_17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2Co_05_18 And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2Co_05_19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2Co_05_20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2Co_05_21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2Co_06_01 We then, [as] workers together [with him], beseech [you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

2Co_06_02 [For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.]

2Co_06_03 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

2Co_06_04 But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2Co_06_05 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

2Co_06_06 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

2Co_06_07 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

2Co_06_08 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and [yet] true;

2Co_06_09 As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

2Co_06_10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.

2Co_06_11 O [ye] Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

2Co_06_12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

2Co_06_13 Now for a recompense in the same, [I speak as unto [my] children,] be ye also enlarged.

2Co_06_14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

2Co_06_15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

2Co_06_16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2Co_06_17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

2Co_06_18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2Co_07_01 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2Co_07_02 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

2Co_07_03 I speak not [this] to condemn [you]: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with [you].

2Co_07_04 Great [is] my boldness of speech toward you, great [is] my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

2Co_07_05 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without [were] fightings, within [were] fears.

2Co_07_06 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

2Co_07_07 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

2Co_07_08 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though [it were] but for a season.

2Co_07_09 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

2Co_07_10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

2Co_07_11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, [what] clearing of yourselves, yea, [what] indignation, yea, [what] fear, yea, [what] vehement desire, yea, [what] zeal, yea, [what] revenge! In all [things] ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

2Co_07_12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, [I did it] not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

2Co_07_13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.

2Co_07_14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, is found a truth.

2Co_07_15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

2Co_07_16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all [things].

2Co_08_01 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

2Co_08_02 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

2Co_08_03 For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;

2Co_08_04 Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

2Co_08_05 And [this they did], not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

2Co_08_06 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

2Co_08_07 Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also.

2Co_08_08 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

2Co_08_09 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

2Co_08_10 And herein I give [my] advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

2Co_08_11 Now therefore perform the doing [of it]; that as [there was] a readiness to will, so [there may be] a performance also out of that which ye have.

2Co_08_12 For if there be first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that a man hath, [and] not according to that he hath not.

2Co_08_13 For [I mean] not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

2Co_08_14 But by an equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality:

2Co_08_15 As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack.

2Co_08_16 But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

2Co_08_17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.

2Co_08_18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise [is] in the gospel throughout all the churches;

2Co_08_19 And not [that] only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and [declaration of] your ready mind:

2Co_08_20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:

2Co_08_21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

2Co_08_22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which [I have] in you.

2Co_08_23 Whether [any do inquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren [be inquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ.

2Co_08_24 Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

2Co_09_01 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

2Co_09_02 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.

2Co_09_03 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

2Co_09_04 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we [that we say not, ye] should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.

2Co_09_05 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up before hand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as [a matter of] bounty, and not as [of] covetousness.

2Co_09_06 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

2Co_09_07 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2Co_09_08 And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:

2Co_09_09 [As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

2Co_09_10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for [your] food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;]

2Co_09_11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

2Co_09_12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

2Co_09_13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for [your] liberal distribution unto them, and unto all [men];

2Co_09_14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

2Co_09_15 Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.

2Co_10_01 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

2Co_10_02 But I beseech [you], that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.

2Co_10_03 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

2Co_10_04 [For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;]

2Co_10_05 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2Co_10_06 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

2Co_10_07 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's.

2Co_10_08 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:

2Co_10_09 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

2Co_10_10 For [his] letters, say they, [are] weighty and powerful; but [his] bodily presence [is] weak, and [his] speech contemptible.

2Co_10_11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such [will we be] also in deed when we are present.

2Co_10_12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

2Co_10_13 But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

2Co_10_14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond [our measure], as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in [preaching] the gospel of Christ:

2Co_10_15 Not boasting of things without [our] measure, [that is], of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

2Co_10_16 To preach the gospel in the [regions] beyond you, [and] not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.

2Co_10_17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

2Co_10_18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

2Co_11_01 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in [my] folly: and indeed bear with me.

2Co_11_02 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.

2Co_11_03 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2Co_11_04 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].

2Co_11_05 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

2Co_11_06 But though [I be] rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.

2Co_11_07 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

2Co_11_08 I robbed other churches, taking wages [of them], to do you service.

2Co_11_09 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all [things] I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and [so] will I keep [myself].

2Co_11_10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

2Co_11_11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.

2Co_11_12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

2Co_11_13 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2Co_11_14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2Co_11_15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

2Co_11_16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

2Co_11_17 That which I speak, I speak [it] not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

2Co_11_18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.

2Co_11_19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise.

2Co_11_20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

2Co_11_21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, [I speak foolishly,] I am bold also.

2Co_11_22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I.

2Co_11_23 Are they ministers of Christ? [I speak as a fool] I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

2Co_11_24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.

2Co_11_25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

2Co_11_26 [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;

2Co_11_27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

2Co_11_28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

2Co_11_29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

2Co_11_30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

2Co_11_31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

2Co_11_32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:

2Co_11_33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

2Co_12_01 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2Co_12_02 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, [whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;] such an one caught up to the third heaven.

2Co_12_03 And I knew such a man, [whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;]

2Co_12_04 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

2Co_12_05 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.

2Co_12_06 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but [now] I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me [to be], or [that] he heareth of me.

2Co_12_07 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

2Co_12_08 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

2Co_12_09 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2Co_12_10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2Co_12_11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

2Co_12_12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

2Co_12_13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except [it be] that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.

2Co_12_14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

2Co_12_15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

2Co_12_16 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.

2Co_12_17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?

2Co_12_18 I desired Titus, and with [him] I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? [walked we] not in the same steps?

2Co_12_19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but [we do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

2Co_12_20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

2Co_12_21 [And] lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and [that] I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

2Co_13_01 This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

2Co_13_02 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:

2Co_13_03 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

2Co_13_04 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

2Co_13_05 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

2Co_13_06 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

2Co_13_07 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

2Co_13_08 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

2Co_13_09 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, [even] your perfection.

2Co_13_10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

2Co_13_11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

2Co_13_12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.

2Co_13_13 All the saints salute you.

2Co_13_14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, [be] with you all. Amen.

2Jo_01_01 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

2Jo_01_02 For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

2Jo_01_03 Grace be with you, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

2Jo_01_04 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

2Jo_01_05 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

2Jo_01_06 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

2Jo_01_07 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

2Jo_01_08 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

2Jo_01_09 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

2Jo_01_10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:

2Jo_01_11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

2Jo_01_12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not [write] with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.

2Jo_01_13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.

2Ki_01_01 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2Ki_01_02 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that [was] in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

2Ki_01_03 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, [Is it] not because [there is] not a God in Israel, [that] ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

2Ki_01_04 Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.

2Ki_01_05 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?

2Ki_01_06 And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, [Is it] not because [there is] not a God in Israel, [that] thou sendest to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

2Ki_01_07 And he said unto them, What manner of man [was he] which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

2Ki_01_08 And they answered him, [He was] an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It [is] Elijah the Tishbite.

2Ki_01_09 Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down.

2Ki_01_10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I [be] a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

2Ki_01_11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

2Ki_01_12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I [be] a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

2Ki_01_13 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.

2Ki_01_14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

2Ki_01_15 And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

2Ki_01_16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, [is it] not because [there is] no God in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

2Ki_01_17 So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

2Ki_01_18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_02_01 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

2Ki_02_02 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said [unto him, As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

2Ki_02_03 And the sons of the prophets that [were] at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know [it]; hold ye your peace.

2Ki_02_04 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

2Ki_02_05 And the sons of the prophets that [were] at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know [it]; hold ye your peace.

2Ki_02_06 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

2Ki_02_07 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

2Ki_02_08 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped [it] together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

2Ki_02_09 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

2Ki_02_10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: [nevertheless], if thou see me [when I am] taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be [so].

2Ki_02_11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2Ki_02_12 And Elisha saw [it], and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

2Ki_02_13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

2Ki_02_14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where [is] the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

2Ki_02_15 And when the sons of the prophets which [were] to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

2Ki_02_16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.

2Ki_02_17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

2Ki_02_18 And when they came again to him, [for he tarried at Jericho,] he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?

2Ki_02_19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city [is] pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water [is] nought, and the ground barren.

2Ki_02_20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought [it] to him.

2Ki_02_21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren [land].

2Ki_02_22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

2Ki_02_23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

2Ki_02_24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

2Ki_02_25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

2Ki_03_01 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

2Ki_03_02 And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.

2Ki_03_03 Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

2Ki_03_04 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool.

2Ki_03_05 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

2Ki_03_06 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel.

2Ki_03_07 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I [am] as thou [art], my people as thy people, [and] my horses as thy horses.

2Ki_03_08 And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom.

2Ki_03_09 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them.

2Ki_03_10 And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!

2Ki_03_11 But Jehoshaphat said, [Is there] not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here [is] Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.

2Ki_03_12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

2Ki_03_13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

2Ki_03_14 And Elisha said, [As] the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

2Ki_03_15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

2Ki_03_16 And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches.

2Ki_03_17 For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.

2Ki_03_18 And this is [but] a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.

2Ki_03_19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.

2Ki_03_20 And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.

2Ki_03_21 And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on armour, and upward, and stood in the border.

2Ki_03_22 And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side [as] red as blood:

2Ki_03_23 And they said, This [is] blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

2Ki_03_24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them: but they went forward smiting the Moabites, even in [their] country.

2Ki_03_25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about [it], and smote it.

2Ki_03_26 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through [even] unto the king of Edom: but they could not.

2Ki_03_27 Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him [for] a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to [their own] land.

2Ki_04_01 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

2Ki_04_02 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

2Ki_04_03 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, [even] empty vessels; borrow not a few.

2Ki_04_04 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

2Ki_04_05 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought [the vessels] to her; and she poured out.

2Ki_04_06 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, [There is] not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

2Ki_04_07 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

2Ki_04_08 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where [was] a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And [so] it was, [that] as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.

2Ki_04_09 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this [is] an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

2Ki_04_10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

2Ki_04_11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.

2Ki_04_12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.

2Ki_04_13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what [is] to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.

2Ki_04_14 And he said, What then [is] to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

2Ki_04_15 And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.

2Ki_04_16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, [thou] man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.

2Ki_04_17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.

2Ki_04_18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

2Ki_04_19 And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.

2Ki_04_20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and [then] died.

2Ki_04_21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut [the door] upon him, and went out.

2Ki_04_22 And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.

2Ki_04_23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? [it is] neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, [It shall be] well.

2Ki_04_24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not [thy] riding for me, except I bid thee.

2Ki_04_25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, [yonder is] that Shunammite:

2Ki_04_26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, [Is it] well with thee? [is it] well with thy husband? [is it] well with the child? And she answered, [It is] well.

2Ki_04_27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul [is] vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid [it] from me, and hath not told me.

2Ki_04_28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

2Ki_04_29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

2Ki_04_30 And the mother of the child said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

2Ki_04_31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but [there was] neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.

2Ki_04_32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, [and] laid upon his bed.

2Ki_04_33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

2Ki_04_34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

2Ki_04_35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

2Ki_04_36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.

2Ki_04_37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

2Ki_04_38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and [there was] a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets [were] sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.

2Ki_04_39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred [them] into the pot of pottage: for they knew [them] not.

2Ki_04_40 So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O [thou] man of God, [there is] death in the pot. And they could not eat [thereof].

2Ki_04_41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast [it] into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.

2Ki_04_42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

2Ki_04_43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave [thereof].

2Ki_04_44 So he set [it] before them, and they did eat, and left [thereof], according to the word of the LORD.

2Ki_05_01 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, [but he was] a leper.

2Ki_05_02 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

2Ki_05_03 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord [were] with the prophet that [is] in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

2Ki_05_04 And [one] went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that [is] of the land of Israel.

2Ki_05_05 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

2Ki_05_06 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have [therewith] sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

2Ki_05_07 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, [Am] I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

2Ki_05_08 And it was [so], when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

2Ki_05_09 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

2Ki_05_10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

2Ki_05_11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

2Ki_05_12 [Are] not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

2Ki_05_13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, [if] the prophet had bid thee [do some] great thing, wouldest thou not have done [it]? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

2Ki_05_14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

2Ki_05_15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that [there is] no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

2Ki_05_16 But he said, [As] the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take [it]; but he refused.

2Ki_05_17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD.

2Ki_05_18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, [that] when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.

2Ki_05_19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

2Ki_05_20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, [as] the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

2Ki_05_21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw [him] running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, [Is] all well?

2Ki_05_22 And he said, All [is] well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

2Ki_05_23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid [them] upon two of his servants; and they bare [them] before him.

2Ki_05_24 And when he came to the tower, he took [them] from their hand, and bestowed [them] in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

2Ki_05_25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence [comest thou], Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.

2Ki_05_26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart [with thee], when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? [Is it] a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

2Ki_05_27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.

2Ki_06_01 And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

2Ki_06_02 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

2Ki_06_03 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.

2Ki_06_04 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

2Ki_06_05 But as one was felling a beam, the ax head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.

2Ki_06_06 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast [it] in thither; and the iron did swim.

2Ki_06_07 Therefore said he, Take [it] up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.

2Ki_06_08 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place [shall be] my camp.

2Ki_06_09 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.

2Ki_06_10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

2Ki_06_11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not show me which of us [is] for the king of Israel?

2Ki_06_12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that [is] in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

2Ki_06_13 And he said, Go and spy where he [is], that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, [he is] in Dothan.

2Ki_06_14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.

2Ki_06_15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

2Ki_06_16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that [be] with us [are] more than they that [be] with them.

2Ki_06_17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

2Ki_06_18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

2Ki_06_19 And Elisha said unto them, This [is] not the way, neither [is] this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

2Ki_06_20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these [men], that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, [they were] in the midst of Samaria.

2Ki_06_21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite [them]? shall I smite [them]?

2Ki_06_22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite [them]: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.

2Ki_06_23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

2Ki_06_24 And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

2Ki_06_25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was [sold] for fourscore [pieces] of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five [pieces] of silver.

2Ki_06_26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.

2Ki_06_27 And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?

2Ki_06_28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.

2Ki_06_29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.

2Ki_06_30 And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, [he had] sackcloth within upon his flesh.

2Ki_06_31 Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

2Ki_06_32 But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and [the king] sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away mine head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door: [is] not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

2Ki_06_33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil [is] of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

2Ki_07_01 Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time [shall] a measure of fine flour [be sold] for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

2Ki_07_02 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, [if] the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see [it] with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

2Ki_07_03 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

2Ki_07_04 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine [is] in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

2Ki_07_05 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, [there was] no man there.

2Ki_07_06 For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, [even] the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

2Ki_07_07 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it [was], and fled for their life.

2Ki_07_08 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid [it]; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence [also], and went and hid [it].

2Ki_07_09 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day [is] a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.

2Ki_07_10 So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, [there was] no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they [were].

2Ki_07_11 And he called the porters; and they told [it] to the king's house within.

2Ki_07_12 And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now show you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we [be] hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city.

2Ki_07_13 And one of his servants answered and said, Let [some] take, I pray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, [behold, they [are] as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, [I say], they [are] even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:] and let us send and see.

2Ki_07_14 They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.

2Ki_07_15 And they went after them unto Jordan: and, lo, all the way [was] full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.

2Ki_07_16 And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was [sold] for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

2Ki_07_17 And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the king came down to him.

2Ki_07_18 And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria:

2Ki_07_19 And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, [if] the LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

2Ki_07_20 And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.

2Ki_08_01 Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.

2Ki_08_02 And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

2Ki_08_03 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.

2Ki_08_04 And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

2Ki_08_05 And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this [is] the woman, and this [is] her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

2Ki_08_06 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that [was] hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.

2Ki_08_07 And Elisha came to Damascus; and Benhadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither.

2Ki_08_08 And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

2Ki_08_09 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

2Ki_08_10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath showed me that he shall surely die.

2Ki_08_11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

2Ki_08_12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.

2Ki_08_13 And Hazael said, But what, [is] thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath showed me that thou [shalt be] king over Syria.

2Ki_08_14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me [that] thou shouldest surely recover.

2Ki_08_15 And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped [it] in water, and spread [it] on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

2Ki_08_16 And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat [being] then king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign.

2Ki_08_17 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

2Ki_08_18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.

2Ki_08_19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, [and] to his children.

2Ki_08_20 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.

2Ki_08_21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him: and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into their tents.

2Ki_08_22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

2Ki_08_23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_08_24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_08_25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.

2Ki_08_26 Two and twenty years old [was] Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.

2Ki_08_27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, as [did] the house of Ahab: for he [was] the son in law of the house of Ahab.

2Ki_08_28 And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.

2Ki_08_29 And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.

2Ki_09_01 And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:

2Ki_09_02 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;

2Ki_09_03 Then take the box of oil, and pour [it] on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

2Ki_09_04 So the young man, [even] the young man the prophet, went to Ramothgilead.

2Ki_09_05 And when he came, behold, the captains of the host [were] sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.

2Ki_09_06 And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, [even] over Israel.

2Ki_09_07 And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.

2Ki_09_08 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel:

2Ki_09_09 And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah:

2Ki_09_10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and [there shall be] none to bury [her]. And he opened the door, and fled.

2Ki_09_11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and [one] said unto him, [Is] all well? wherefore came this mad [fellow] to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.

2Ki_09_12 And they said, [It is] false; tell us now. And he said, Thus and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel.

2Ki_09_13 Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put [it] under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.

2Ki_09_14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. [Now Joram had kept Ramothgilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.

2Ki_09_15 But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.] And Jehu said, If it be your minds, [then] let none go forth [nor] escape out of the city to go to tell [it] in Jezreel.

2Ki_09_16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.

2Ki_09_17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, [Is it] peace?

2Ki_09_18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, [Is it] peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again.

2Ki_09_19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to them, and said, Thus saith the king, [Is it] peace? And Jehu answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.

2Ki_09_20 And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving [is] like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.

2Ki_09_21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

2Ki_09_22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, [Is it] peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts [are so] many?

2Ki_09_23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, [There is] treachery, O Ahaziah.

2Ki_09_24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.

2Ki_09_25 Then said [Jehu] to Bidkar his captain, Take up, [and] cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden upon him;

2Ki_09_26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in this plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore take [and] cast him into the plat [of ground], according to the word of the LORD.

2Ki_09_27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw [this], he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. [And they did so] at the going up to Gur, which [is] by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.

2Ki_09_28 And his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.

2Ki_09_29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

2Ki_09_30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard [of it]; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

2Ki_09_31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, [Had] Zimri peace, who slew his master?

2Ki_09_32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who [is] on my side? who? And there looked out to him two [or] three eunuchs.

2Ki_09_33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and [some] of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.

2Ki_09_34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed [woman], and bury her: for she [is] a king's daughter.

2Ki_09_35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of [her] hands.

2Ki_09_36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This [is] the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:

2Ki_09_37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; [so] that they shall not say, This [is] Jezebel.

2Ki_10_01 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's [children], saying,

2Ki_10_02 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons [are] with you, and [there are] with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armour;

2Ki_10_03 Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set [him] on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

2Ki_10_04 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

2Ki_10_05 And he that [was] over the house, and he that [was] over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up [of the children], sent to Jehu, saying, We [are] thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou [that which is] good in thine eyes.

2Ki_10_06 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye [be] mine, and [if] ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the king's sons, [being] seventy persons, [were] with the great men of the city, which brought them up.

2Ki_10_07 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him [them] to Jezreel.

2Ki_10_08 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.

2Ki_10_09 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye [be] righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?

2Ki_10_10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done [that] which he spake by his servant Elijah.

2Ki_10_11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.

2Ki_10_12 And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. [And] as he [was] at the shearing house in the way,

2Ki_10_13 Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who [are] ye? And they answered, We [are] the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.

2Ki_10_14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, [even] two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

2Ki_10_15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab [coming] to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart [is] with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give [me] thine hand. And he gave [him] his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.

2Ki_10_16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.

2Ki_10_17 And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the LORD, which he spake to Elijah.

2Ki_10_18 And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; [but] Jehu shall serve him much.

2Ki_10_19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice [to do] to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did [it] in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.

2Ki_10_20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed [it].

2Ki_10_21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.

2Ki_10_22 And he said unto him that [was] over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.

2Ki_10_23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only.

2Ki_10_24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, [If] any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, [he that letteth him go], his life [shall be] for the life of him.

2Ki_10_25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, [and] slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast [them] out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.

2Ki_10_26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.

2Ki_10_27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.

2Ki_10_28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

2Ki_10_29 Howbeit [from] the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, [to wit], the golden calves that [were] in Bethel, and that [were] in Dan.

2Ki_10_30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing [that which is] right in mine eyes, [and] hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that [was] in mine heart, thy children of the fourth [generation] shall sit on the throne of Israel.

2Ki_10_31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.

2Ki_10_32 In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;

2Ki_10_33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which [is] by the river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.

2Ki_10_34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_10_35 And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_10_36 And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria [was] twenty and eight years.

2Ki_11_01 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

2Ki_11_02 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons [which were] slain; and they hid him, [even] him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.

2Ki_11_03 And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.

2Ki_11_04 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and showed them the king's son.

2Ki_11_05 And he commanded them, saying, This [is] the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

2Ki_11_06 And a third part [shall be] at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.

2Ki_11_07 And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king.

2Ki_11_08 And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.

2Ki_11_09 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all [things] that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.

2Ki_11_10 And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David's spears and shields, that [were] in the temple of the LORD.

2Ki_11_11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, [along] by the altar and the temple.

2Ki_11_12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

2Ki_11_13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard [and] of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the LORD.

2Ki_11_14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner [was], and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.

2Ki_11_15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.

2Ki_11_16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain.

2Ki_11_17 And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD'S people; between the king also and the people.

2Ki_11_18 And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.

2Ki_11_19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.

2Ki_11_20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword [beside] the king's house.

2Ki_11_21 Seven years old [was] Jehoash when he began to reign.

2Ki_12_01 In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Zibiah of Beersheba.

2Ki_12_02 And Jehoash did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

2Ki_12_03 But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

2Ki_12_04 And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the LORD, [even] the money of every one that passeth [the account], the money that every man is set at, [and] all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD,

2Ki_12_05 Let the priests take [it] to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.

2Ki_12_06 But it was [so, that] in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

2Ki_12_07 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the [other] priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no [more] money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.

2Ki_12_08 And the priests consented to receive no [more] money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

2Ki_12_09 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money [that was] brought into the house of the LORD.

2Ki_12_10 And it was [so], when they saw that [there was] much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.

2Ki_12_11 And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,

2Ki_12_12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair [it].

2Ki_12_13 Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basins, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money [that was] brought into the house of the LORD:

2Ki_12_14 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.

2Ki_12_15 Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.

2Ki_12_16 The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests'.

2Ki_12_17 Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.

2Ki_12_18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold [that was] found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king's house, and sent [it] to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.

2Ki_12_19 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_12_20 And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.

2Ki_12_21 For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_13_01 In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] seventeen years.

2Ki_13_02 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

2Ki_13_03 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all [their] days.

2Ki_13_04 And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and the LORD hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.

2Ki_13_05 [And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.

2Ki_13_06 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, [but] walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.]

2Ki_13_07 Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

2Ki_13_08 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_13_09 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_13_10 In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] sixteen years.

2Ki_13_11 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: [but] he walked therein.

2Ki_13_12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_13_13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

2Ki_13_14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

2Ki_13_15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.

2Ki_13_16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand [upon it]: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.

2Ki_13_17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened [it]. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed [them].

2Ki_13_18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took [them]. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.

2Ki_13_19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed [it]: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria [but] thrice.

2Ki_13_20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

2Ki_13_21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band [of men]; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

2Ki_13_22 But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

2Ki_13_23 And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

2Ki_13_24 So Hazael king of Syria died; and Benhadad his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_13_25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.

2Ki_14_01 In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.

2Ki_14_02 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

2Ki_14_03 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

2Ki_14_04 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

2Ki_14_05 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

2Ki_14_06 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

2Ki_14_07 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

2Ki_14_08 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.

2Ki_14_09 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that [was] in Lebanon sent to the cedar that [was] in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that [was] in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

2Ki_14_10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory [of this], and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to [thy] hurt, that thou shouldest fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?

2Ki_14_11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which [belongeth] to Judah.

2Ki_14_12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

2Ki_14_13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2Ki_14_14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

2Ki_14_15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_14_16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_14_17 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

2Ki_14_18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_14_19 Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.

2Ki_14_20 And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

2Ki_14_21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which [was] sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

2Ki_14_22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

2Ki_14_23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, [and reigned] forty and one years.

2Ki_14_24 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

2Ki_14_25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which [was] of Gathhepher.

2Ki_14_26 For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, [that it was] very bitter: for [there was] not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

2Ki_14_27 And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

2Ki_14_28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, [which belonged] to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_14_29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, [even] with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_15_01 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

2Ki_15_02 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

2Ki_15_03 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

2Ki_15_04 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

2Ki_15_05 And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son [was] over the house, judging the people of the land.

2Ki_15_06 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_15_07 So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_15_08 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

2Ki_15_09 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

2Ki_15_10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

2Ki_15_11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they [are] written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2Ki_15_12 This [was] the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth [generation]. And so it came to pass.

2Ki_15_13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

2Ki_15_14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

2Ki_15_15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they [are] written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2Ki_15_16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that [were] therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not [to him], therefore he smote [it; and] all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

2Ki_15_17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, [and reigned] ten years in Samaria.

2Ki_15_18 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

2Ki_15_19 [And] Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

2Ki_15_20 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, [even] of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.

2Ki_15_21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2Ki_15_22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_15_23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] two years.

2Ki_15_24 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

2Ki_15_25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

2Ki_15_26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they [are] written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2Ki_15_27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] twenty years.

2Ki_15_28 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

2Ki_15_29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

2Ki_15_30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

2Ki_15_31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they [are] written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

2Ki_15_32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.

2Ki_15_33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

2Ki_15_34 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

2Ki_15_35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

2Ki_15_36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_15_37 In those days the LORD began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.

2Ki_15_38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_16_01 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah began to reign.

2Ki_16_02 Twenty years old [was] Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.

2Ki_16_03 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.

2Ki_16_04 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

2Ki_16_05 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome [him].

2Ki_16_06 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.

2Ki_16_07 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, saying, I [am] thy servant and thy son: come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, which rise up against me.

2Ki_16_08 And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and sent [it for] a present to the king of Assyria.

2Ki_16_09 And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried [the people of] it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.

2Ki_16_10 And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that [was] at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.

2Ki_16_11 And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that king Ahaz had sent from Damascus: so Urijah the priest made [it] against king Ahaz came from Damascus.

2Ki_16_12 And when the king was come from Damascus, the king saw the altar: and the king approached to the altar, and offered thereon.

2Ki_16_13 And he burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering, and poured his drink offering, and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings, upon the altar.

2Ki_16_14 And he brought also the brazen altar, which [was] before the LORD, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of the altar.

2Ki_16_15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering, and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meat offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: and the brazen altar shall be for me to inquire [by].

2Ki_16_16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

2Ki_16_17 And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver from off them; and took down the sea from off the brazen oxen that [were] under it, and put it upon a pavement of stones.

2Ki_16_18 And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king's entry without, turned he from the house of the LORD for the king of Assyria.

2Ki_16_19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_16_20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_17_01 In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years.

2Ki_17_02 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

2Ki_17_03 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.

2Ki_17_04 And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as [he had done] year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

2Ki_17_05 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.

2Ki_17_06 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor [by] the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

2Ki_17_07 For [so] it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,

2Ki_17_08 And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

2Ki_17_09 And the children of Israel did secretly [those] things that [were] not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2Ki_17_10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

2Ki_17_11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as [did] the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:

2Ki_17_12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

2Ki_17_13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.

2Ki_17_14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

2Ki_17_15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that [were] round about them, [concerning] whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.

2Ki_17_16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.

2Ki_17_17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2Ki_17_18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

2Ki_17_19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

2Ki_17_20 And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.

2Ki_17_21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin.

2Ki_17_22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;

2Ki_17_23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

2Ki_17_24 And the king of Assyria brought [men] from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed [them] in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

2Ki_17_25 And [so] it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, [that] they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew [some] of them.

2Ki_17_26 Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.

2Ki_17_27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.

2Ki_17_28 Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

2Ki_17_29 Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put [them] in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.

2Ki_17_30 And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima,

2Ki_17_31 And the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.

2Ki_17_32 So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

2Ki_17_33 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.

2Ki_17_34 Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law and commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel;

2Ki_17_35 With whom the LORD had made a covenant, and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them:

2Ki_17_36 But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.

2Ki_17_37 And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.

2Ki_17_38 And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.

2Ki_17_39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.

2Ki_17_40 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner.

2Ki_17_41 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.

2Ki_18_01 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, [that] Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.

2Ki_18_02 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.

2Ki_18_03 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.

2Ki_18_04 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

2Ki_18_05 He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor [any] that were before him.

2Ki_18_06 For he clave to the LORD, [and] departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.

2Ki_18_07 And the LORD was with him; [and] he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

2Ki_18_08 He smote the Philistines, [even] unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

2Ki_18_09 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which [was] the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, [that] Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.

2Ki_18_10 And at the end of three years they took it: [even] in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that [is] the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken.

2Ki_18_11 And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor [by] the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:

2Ki_18_12 Because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, [and] all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and would not hear [them], nor do [them].

2Ki_18_13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them.

2Ki_18_14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.

2Ki_18_15 And Hezekiah gave [him] all the silver that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house.

2Ki_18_16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off [the gold from] the doors of the temple of the LORD, and [from] the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.

2Ki_18_17 And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which [is] in the highway of the fuller's field.

2Ki_18_18 And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.

2Ki_18_19 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence [is] this wherein thou trustest?

2Ki_18_20 Thou sayest, [but [they are but] vain words], [I have] counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?

2Ki_18_21 Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, [even] upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so [is] Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

2Ki_18_22 But if ye say unto me, We trust in the LORD our God: [is] not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?

2Ki_18_23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

2Ki_18_24 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

2Ki_18_25 Am I now come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

2Ki_18_26 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand [it]: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that [are] on the wall.

2Ki_18_27 But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? [hath he] not [sent me] to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?

2Ki_18_28 Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spake, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria:

2Ki_18_29 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand:

2Ki_18_30 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

2Ki_18_31 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make [an agreement] with me by a present, and come out to me, and [then] eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern:

2Ki_18_32 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.

2Ki_18_33 Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

2Ki_18_34 Where [are] the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where [are] the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?

2Ki_18_35 Who [are] they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?

2Ki_18_36 But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

2Ki_18_37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with [their] clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.

2Ki_19_01 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard [it], that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.

2Ki_19_02 And he sent Eliakim, which [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

2Ki_19_03 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day [is] a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and [there is] not strength to bring forth.

2Ki_19_04 It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up [thy] prayer for the remnant that are left.

2Ki_19_05 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

2Ki_19_06 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

2Ki_19_07 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

2Ki_19_08 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

2Ki_19_09 And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

2Ki_19_10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

2Ki_19_11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

2Ki_19_12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; [as] Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which [were] in Thelasar?

2Ki_19_13 Where [is] the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

2Ki_19_14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.

2Ki_19_15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest [between] the cherubims, thou art the God, [even] thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

2Ki_19_16 LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

2Ki_19_17 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

2Ki_19_18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they [were] no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

2Ki_19_19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou [art] the LORD God, [even] thou only.

2Ki_19_20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, [That] which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

2Ki_19_21 This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

2Ki_19_22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted [thy] voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? [even] against the Holy [One] of Israel.

2Ki_19_23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, [and] the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, [and into] the forest of his Carmel.

2Ki_19_24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

2Ki_19_25 Hast thou not heard long ago [how] I have done it, [and] of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities [into] ruinous heaps.

2Ki_19_26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the house tops, and [as corn] blasted before it be grown up.

2Ki_19_27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

2Ki_19_28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

2Ki_19_29 And this [shall be] a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

2Ki_19_30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

2Ki_19_31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD [of hosts] shall do this.

2Ki_19_32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

2Ki_19_33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.

2Ki_19_34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

2Ki_19_35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.

2Ki_19_36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

2Ki_19_37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_20_01 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.

2Ki_20_02 Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

2Ki_20_03 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done [that which is] good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

2Ki_20_04 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

2Ki_20_05 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

2Ki_20_06 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

2Ki_20_07 And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid [it] on the boil, and he recovered.

2Ki_20_08 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What [shall be] the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day?

2Ki_20_09 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?

2Ki_20_10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

2Ki_20_11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

2Ki_20_12 At that time Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

2Ki_20_13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and showed them all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and [all] the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not.

2Ki_20_14 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, [even] from Babylon.

2Ki_20_15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All [the things] that [are] in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not showed them.

2Ki_20_16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD.

2Ki_20_17 Behold, the days come, that all that [is] in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.

2Ki_20_18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

2Ki_20_19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, [Is it] not [good], if peace and truth be in my days?

2Ki_20_20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_20_21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_21_01 Manasseh [was] twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Hephzibah.

2Ki_21_02 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

2Ki_21_03 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.

2Ki_21_04 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.

2Ki_21_05 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

2Ki_21_06 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke [him] to anger.

2Ki_21_07 And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:

2Ki_21_08 Neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.

2Ki_21_09 But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel.

2Ki_21_10 And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying,

2Ki_21_11 Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, [and] hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which [were] before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:

2Ki_21_12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I [am] bringing [such] evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.

2Ki_21_13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as [a man] wipeth a dish, wiping [it], and turning [it] upside down.

2Ki_21_14 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;

2Ki_21_15 Because they have done [that which was] evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.

2Ki_21_16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD.

2Ki_21_17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_21_18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_21_19 Amon [was] twenty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

2Ki_21_20 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did.

2Ki_21_21 And he walked in all the way that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them:

2Ki_21_22 And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.

2Ki_21_23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.

2Ki_21_24 And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

2Ki_21_25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_21_26 And he was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza: and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_22_01 Josiah [was] eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.

2Ki_22_02 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

2Ki_22_03 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, [that] the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,

2Ki_22_04 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:

2Ki_22_05 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which [is] in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,

2Ki_22_06 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.

2Ki_22_07 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.

2Ki_22_08 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.

2Ki_22_09 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD.

2Ki_22_10 And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

2Ki_22_11 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

2Ki_22_12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,

2Ki_22_13 Go ye, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great [is] the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.

2Ki_22_14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; [now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;] and they communed with her.

2Ki_22_15 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me.

2Ki_22_16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, [even] all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:

2Ki_22_17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.

2Ki_22_18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, [As touching] the words which thou hast heard;

2Ki_22_19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard [thee], saith the LORD.

2Ki_22_20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

2Ki_23_01 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

2Ki_23_02 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.

2Ki_23_03 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all [their] heart and all [their] soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

2Ki_23_04 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.

2Ki_23_05 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.

2Ki_23_06 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped [it] small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.

2Ki_23_07 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that [were] by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

2Ki_23_08 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that [were] in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which [were] on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

2Ki_23_09 Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren.

2Ki_23_10 And he defiled Topheth, which [is] in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.

2Ki_23_11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which [was] in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

2Ki_23_12 And the altars that [were] on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and brake [them] down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

2Ki_23_13 And the high places that [were] before Jerusalem, which [were] on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.

2Ki_23_14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

2Ki_23_15 Moreover the altar that [was] at Bethel, [and] the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, [and] stamped [it] small to powder, and burned the grove.

2Ki_23_16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that [were] there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned [them] upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

2Ki_23_17 Then he said, What title [is] that that I see? And the men of the city told him, [It is] the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Bethel.

2Ki_23_18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.

2Ki_23_19 And all the houses also of the high places that [were] in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke [the LORD] to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.

2Ki_23_20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that [were] there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

2Ki_23_21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as [it is] written in the book of this covenant.

2Ki_23_22 Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;

2Ki_23_23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, [wherein] this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.

2Ki_23_24 Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

2Ki_23_25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there [any] like him.

2Ki_23_26 Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.

2Ki_23_27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.

2Ki_23_28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_23_29 In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

2Ki_23_30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.

2Ki_23_31 Jehoahaz [was] twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2Ki_23_32 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

2Ki_23_33 And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

2Ki_23_34 And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.

2Ki_23_35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give [it] unto Pharaohnechoh.

2Ki_23_36 Jehoiakim [was] twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

2Ki_23_37 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

2Ki_24_01 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

2Ki_24_02 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

2Ki_24_03 Surely at the commandment of the LORD came [this] upon Judah, to remove [them] out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;

2Ki_24_04 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

2Ki_24_05 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2Ki_24_06 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

2Ki_24_07 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

2Ki_24_08 Jehoiachin [was] eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name [was] Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

2Ki_24_09 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.

2Ki_24_10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

2Ki_24_11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

2Ki_24_12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

2Ki_24_13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

2Ki_24_14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, [even] ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

2Ki_24_15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, [those] carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2Ki_24_16 And all the men of might, [even] seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all [that were] strong [and] apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

2Ki_24_17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

2Ki_24_18 Zedekiah [was] twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name [was] Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2Ki_24_19 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

2Ki_24_20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

2Ki_25_01 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth [day] of the month, [that] Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it: and they built forts against it round about.

2Ki_25_02 And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

2Ki_25_03 And on the ninth [day] of the [fourth] month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

2Ki_25_04 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war [fled] by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which [is] by the king's garden: [now the Chaldees [were] against the city round about:] and [the king] went the way toward the plain.

2Ki_25_05 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

2Ki_25_06 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

2Ki_25_07 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

2Ki_25_08 And in the fifth month, on the seventh [day] of the month, which [is] the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

2Ki_25_09 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great [man's] house burnt he with fire.

2Ki_25_10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that [were with] the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

2Ki_25_11 Now the rest of the people [that were] left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.

2Ki_25_12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land [to be] vinedressers and husbandmen.

2Ki_25_13 And the pillars of brass that [were] in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brazen sea that [was] in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

2Ki_25_14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

2Ki_25_15 And the firepans, and the bowls, [and] such things as [were] of gold, [in] gold, and of silver, [in] silver, the captain of the guard took away.

2Ki_25_16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

2Ki_25_17 The height of the one pillar [was] eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it [was] brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

2Ki_25_18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

2Ki_25_19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land [that were] found in the city:

2Ki_25_20 And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:

2Ki_25_21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

2Ki_25_22 And [as for] the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

2Ki_25_23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.

2Ki_25_24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

2Ki_25_25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

2Ki_25_26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

2Ki_25_27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth [day] of the month, [that] Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

2Ki_25_28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that [were] with him in Babylon;

2Ki_25_29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

2Ki_25_30 And his allowance [was] a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

2Pe_01_01 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

2Pe_01_02 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

2Pe_01_03 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2Pe_01_04 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pe_01_05 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2Pe_01_06 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

2Pe_01_07 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2Pe_01_08 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Pe_01_09 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

2Pe_01_10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

2Pe_01_11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2Pe_01_12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth.

2Pe_01_13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting [you] in remembrance;

2Pe_01_14 Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me.

2Pe_01_15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

2Pe_01_16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2Pe_01_17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

2Pe_01_18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

2Pe_01_19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

2Pe_01_20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

2Pe_01_21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

2Pe_02_01 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2Pe_02_02 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

2Pe_02_03 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2Pe_02_04 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

2Pe_02_05 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

2Pe_02_06 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

2Pe_02_07 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

2Pe_02_08 [For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;]

2Pe_02_09 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

2Pe_02_10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

2Pe_02_11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

2Pe_02_12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

2Pe_02_13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

2Pe_02_14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

2Pe_02_15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

2Pe_02_16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

2Pe_02_17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

2Pe_02_18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

2Pe_02_19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

2Pe_02_20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2Pe_02_21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2Pe_02_22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

2Pe_03_01 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2Pe_03_02 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

2Pe_03_03 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

2Pe_03_04 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.

2Pe_03_05 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

2Pe_03_06 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

2Pe_03_07 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2Pe_03_08 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

2Pe_03_09 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2Pe_03_10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2Pe_03_11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,

2Pe_03_12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

2Pe_03_13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

2Pe_03_14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

2Pe_03_15 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

2Pe_03_16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

2Pe_03_17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know [these things] before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

2Pe_03_18 But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.

2Sa_01_01 Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag;

2Sa_01_02 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and [so] it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.

2Sa_01_03 And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.

2Sa_01_04 And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.

2Sa_01_05 And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

2Sa_01_06 And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.

2Sa_01_07 And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I answered, Here [am] I.

2Sa_01_08 And he said unto me, Who [art] thou? And I answered him, I [am] an Amalekite.

2Sa_01_09 He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life [is] yet whole in me.

2Sa_01_10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that [was] upon his head, and the bracelet that [was] on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.

2Sa_01_11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that [were] with him:

2Sa_01_12 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

2Sa_01_13 And David said unto the young man that told him, Whence [art] thou? And he answered, I [am] the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.

2Sa_01_14 And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?

2Sa_01_15 And David called one of the young men, and said, Go near, [and] fall upon him. And he smote him that he died.

2Sa_01_16 And David said unto him, Thy blood [be] upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed.

2Sa_01_17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

2Sa_01_18 [Also he bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow: behold, [it is] written in the book of Jasher.]

2Sa_01_19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

2Sa_01_20 Tell [it] not in Gath, publish [it] not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

2Sa_01_21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, [let there be] no dew, neither [let there be] rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, [as though he had] not [been] anointed with oil.

2Sa_01_22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.

2Sa_01_23 Saul and Jonathan [were] lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

2Sa_01_24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with [other] delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

2Sa_01_25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, [thou wast] slain in thine high places.

2Sa_01_26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

2Sa_01_27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

2Sa_02_01 And it came to pass after this, that David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.

2Sa_02_02 So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite.

2Sa_02_03 And his men that [were] with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

2Sa_02_04 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, [That] the men of Jabeshgilead [were they] that buried Saul.

2Sa_02_05 And David sent messengers unto the men of Jabeshgilead, and said unto them, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD, that ye have showed this kindness unto your lord, [even] unto Saul, and have buried him.

2Sa_02_06 And now the LORD show kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.

2Sa_02_07 Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them.

2Sa_02_08 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;

2Sa_02_09 And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.

2Sa_02_10 Ishbosheth Saul's son [was] forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years. But the house of Judah followed David.

2Sa_02_11 And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.

2Sa_02_12 And Abner the son of Ner, and the servants of Ishbosheth the son of Saul, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon.

2Sa_02_13 And Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the servants of David, went out, and met together by the pool of Gibeon: and they sat down, the one on the one side of the pool, and the other on the other side of the pool.

2Sa_02_14 And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

2Sa_02_15 Then there arose and went over by number twelve of Benjamin, which [pertained] to Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

2Sa_02_16 And they caught every one his fellow by the head, and [thrust] his sword in his fellow's side; so they fell down together: wherefore that place was called Helkathhazzurim, which [is] in Gibeon.

2Sa_02_17 And there was a very sore battle that day; and Abner was beaten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.

2Sa_02_18 And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel [was as] light of foot as a wild roe.

2Sa_02_19 And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner.

2Sa_02_20 Then Abner looked behind him, and said, [Art] thou Asahel? And he answered, I [am].

2Sa_02_21 And Abner said to him, Turn thee aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and lay thee hold on one of the young men, and take thee his armour. But Asahel would not turn aside from following of him.

2Sa_02_22 And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn thee aside from following me: wherefore should I smite thee to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Joab thy brother?

2Sa_02_23 Howbeit he refused to turn aside: wherefore Abner with the hinder end of the spear smote him under the fifth [rib], that the spear came out behind him; and he fell down there, and died in the same place: and it came to pass, [that] as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died stood still.

2Sa_02_24 Joab also and Abishai pursued after Abner: and the sun went down when they were come to the hill of Ammah, that [lieth] before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.

2Sa_02_25 And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together after Abner, and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.

2Sa_02_26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren?

2Sa_02_27 And Joab said, [As] God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.

2Sa_02_28 So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, neither fought they any more.

2Sa_02_29 And Abner and his men walked all that night through the plain, and passed over Jordan, and went through all Bithron, and they came to Mahanaim.

2Sa_02_30 And Joab returned from following Abner: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of David's servants nineteen men and Asahel.

2Sa_02_31 But the servants of David had smitten of Benjamin, and of Abner's men, [so that] three hundred and threescore men died.

2Sa_02_32 And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which [was in] Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and they came to Hebron at break of day.

2Sa_03_01 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

2Sa_03_02 And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

2Sa_03_03 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

2Sa_03_04 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;

2Sa_03_05 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron.

2Sa_03_06 And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.

2Sa_03_07 And Saul had a concubine, whose name [was] Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and [Ishbosheth] said to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine?

2Sa_03_08 Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, [Am] I a dog's head, which against Judah do show kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

2Sa_03_09 So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do to him;

2Sa_03_10 To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.

2Sa_03_11 And he could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.

2Sa_03_12 And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose [is] the land? saying [also], Make thy league with me, and, behold, my hand [shall be] with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.

2Sa_03_13 And he said, Well; I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see my face.

2Sa_03_14 And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver [me] my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

2Sa_03_15 And Ishbosheth sent, and took her from [her] husband, [even] from Phaltiel the son of Laish.

2Sa_03_16 And her husband went with her along weeping behind her to Bahurim. Then said Abner unto him, Go, return. And he returned.

2Sa_03_17 And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past [to be] king over you:

2Sa_03_18 Now then do [it]: for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.

2Sa_03_19 And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin.

2Sa_03_20 So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that [were] with him a feast.

2Sa_03_21 And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.

2Sa_03_22 And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from [pursuing] a troop, and brought in a great spoil with them: but Abner [was] not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.

2Sa_03_23 When Joab and all the host that [was] with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace.

2Sa_03_24 Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why [is] it [that] thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone?

2Sa_03_25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.

2Sa_03_26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew [it] not.

2Sa_03_27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth [rib], that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2Sa_03_28 And afterward when David heard [it], he said, I and my kingdom [are] guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:

2Sa_03_29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.

2Sa_03_30 So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.

2Sa_03_31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that [were] with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David [himself] followed the bier.

2Sa_03_32 And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept.

2Sa_03_33 And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?

2Sa_03_34 Thy hands [were] not bound. nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, [so] fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.

2Sa_03_35 And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.

2Sa_03_36 And all the people took notice [of it], and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.

2Sa_03_37 For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.

2Sa_03_38 And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?

2Sa_03_39 And I [am] this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah [be] too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

2Sa_04_01 And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

2Sa_04_02 And Saul's son had two men [that were] captains of bands: the name of the one [was] Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin: [for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin.

2Sa_04_03 And the Beerothites fled to Gittaim, and were sojourners there until this day.]

2Sa_04_04 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son [that was] lame of [his] feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name [was] Mephibosheth.

2Sa_04_05 And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed at noon.

2Sa_04_06 And they came thither into the midst of the house, [as though] they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth [rib]: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped.

2Sa_04_07 For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.

2Sa_04_08 And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.

2Sa_04_09 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, [As] the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

2Sa_04_10 When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who [thought] that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:

2Sa_04_11 How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

2Sa_04_12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged [them] up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, and buried [it] in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.

2Sa_05_01 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh.

2Sa_05_02 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

2Sa_05_03 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.

2Sa_05_04 David [was] thirty years old when he began to reign, [and] he reigned forty years.

2Sa_05_05 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

2Sa_05_06 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.

2Sa_05_07 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same [is] the city of David.

2Sa_05_08 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, [that are] hated of David's soul, [he shall be chief and captain]. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

2Sa_05_09 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

2Sa_05_10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts [was] with him.

2Sa_05_11 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpenters, and masons: and they built David an house.

2Sa_05_12 And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

2Sa_05_13 And David took [him] more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

2Sa_05_14 And these [be] the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shammuah, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,

2Sa_05_15 Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

2Sa_05_16 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphalet.

2Sa_05_17 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard [of it], and went down to the hold.

2Sa_05_18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

2Sa_05_19 And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

2Sa_05_20 And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.

2Sa_05_21 And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

2Sa_05_22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

2Sa_05_23 And when David inquired of the LORD, he said, Thou shalt not go up; [but] fetch a compass behind them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

2Sa_05_24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.

2Sa_05_25 And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

2Sa_06_01 Again, David gathered together all [the] chosen [men] of Israel, thirty thousand.

2Sa_06_02 And David arose, and went with all the people that [were] with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of hosts that dwelleth [between] the cherubims.

2Sa_06_03 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that [was] in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.

2Sa_06_04 And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab which [was] at Gibeah, accompanying the ark of God: and Ahio went before the ark.

2Sa_06_05 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of [instruments made of] fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

2Sa_06_06 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook [it].

2Sa_06_07 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for [his] error; and there he died by the ark of God.

2Sa_06_08 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.

2Sa_06_09 And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

2Sa_06_10 So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.

2Sa_06_11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.

2Sa_06_12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that [pertaineth] unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.

2Sa_06_13 And it was [so], that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.

2Sa_06_14 And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and David [was] girded with a linen ephod.

2Sa_06_15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

2Sa_06_16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

2Sa_06_17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

2Sa_06_18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts.

2Sa_06_19 And he dealt among all the people, [even] among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece [of flesh], and a flagon [of wine]. So all the people departed every one to his house.

2Sa_06_20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!

2Sa_06_21 And David said unto Michal, [It was] before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.

2Sa_06_22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.

2Sa_06_23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

2Sa_07_01 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies;

2Sa_07_02 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

2Sa_07_03 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that [is] in thine heart; for the LORD [is] with thee.

2Sa_07_04 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came unto Nathan, saying,

2Sa_07_05 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

2Sa_07_06 Whereas I have not dwelt in [any] house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.

2Sa_07_07 In all [the places] wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye not me an house of cedar?

2Sa_07_08 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:

2Sa_07_09 And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great [men] that [are] in the earth.

2Sa_07_10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,

2Sa_07_11 And as since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.

2Sa_07_12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

2Sa_07_13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

2Sa_07_14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

2Sa_07_15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took [it] from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

2Sa_07_16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

2Sa_07_17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

2Sa_07_18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who [am] I, O Lord GOD? and what [is] my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

2Sa_07_19 And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come. And [is] this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?

2Sa_07_20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.

2Sa_07_21 For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know [them].

2Sa_07_22 Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for [there is] none like thee, neither [is there any] God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

2Sa_07_23 And what one nation in the earth [is] like thy people, [even] like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, [from] the nations and their gods?

2Sa_07_24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel [to be] a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God.

2Sa_07_25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish [it] for ever, and do as thou hast said.

2Sa_07_26 And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts [is] the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.

2Sa_07_27 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.

2Sa_07_28 And now, O Lord GOD, thou [art] that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

2Sa_07_29 Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken [it]: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

2Sa_08_01 And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

2Sa_08_02 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And [so] the Moabites became David's servants, [and] brought gifts.

2Sa_08_03 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.

2Sa_08_04 And David took from him a thousand [chariots], and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hocked all the chariot [horses], but reserved of them [for] an hundred chariots.

2Sa_08_05 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

2Sa_08_06 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, [and] brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

2Sa_08_07 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

2Sa_08_08 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

2Sa_08_09 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,

2Sa_08_10 Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And [Joram] brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

2Sa_08_11 Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;

2Sa_08_12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

2Sa_08_13 And David gat [him] a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, [being] eighteen thousand [men].

2Sa_08_14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

2Sa_08_15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

2Sa_08_16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah [was] over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud [was] recorder;

2Sa_08_17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, [were] the priests; and Seraiah [was] the scribe;

2Sa_08_18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was over] both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.

2Sa_09_01 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

2Sa_09_02 And [there was] of the house of Saul a servant whose name [was] Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, [Art] thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant [is he].

2Sa_09_03 And the king said, [Is] there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, [which is] lame on [his] feet.

2Sa_09_04 And the king said unto him, Where [is] he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he [is] in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

2Sa_09_05 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

2Sa_09_06 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

2Sa_09_07 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely show thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

2Sa_09_08 And he bowed himself, and said, What [is] thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I [am]?

2Sa_09_09 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.

2Sa_09_10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in [the fruits], that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

2Sa_09_11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, [said the king], he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.

2Sa_09_12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name [was] Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba [were] servants unto Mephibosheth.

2Sa_09_13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.

2Sa_10_01 And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.

2Sa_10_02 Then said David, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

2Sa_10_03 And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David [rather] sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?

2Sa_10_04 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, [even] to their buttocks, and sent them away.

2Sa_10_05 When they told [it] unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and [then] return.

2Sa_10_06 And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob, and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.

2Sa_10_07 And when David heard of [it], he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.

2Sa_10_08 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate: and the Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and Ishtob, and Maacah, [were] by themselves in the field.

2Sa_10_09 When Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice [men] of Israel, and put [them] in array against the Syrians:

2Sa_10_10 And the rest of the people he delivered into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put [them] in array against the children of Ammon.

2Sa_10_11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee.

2Sa_10_12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

2Sa_10_13 And Joab drew nigh, and the people that [were] with him, unto the battle against the Syrians: and they fled before him.

2Sa_10_14 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, then fled they also before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem.

2Sa_10_15 And when the Syrians saw that they were smitten before Israel, they gathered themselves together.

2Sa_10_16 And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that [were] beyond the river: and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer [went] before them.

2Sa_10_17 And when it was told David, he gathered all Israel together, and passed over Jordan, and came to Helam. And the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought with him.

2Sa_10_18 And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew [the men of] seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

2Sa_10_19 And when all the kings [that were] servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.

2Sa_11_01 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth [to battle], that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

2Sa_11_02 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon.

2Sa_11_03 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And [one] said, [Is] not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

2Sa_11_04 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

2Sa_11_05 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I [am] with child.

2Sa_11_06 And David sent to Joab, [saying], Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.

2Sa_11_07 And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded [of him] how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.

2Sa_11_08 And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess [of meat] from the king.

2Sa_11_09 But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

2Sa_11_10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from [thy] journey? why [then] didst thou not go down unto thine house?

2Sa_11_11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? [as] thou livest, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

2Sa_11_12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.

2Sa_11_13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

2Sa_11_14 And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent [it] by the hand of Uriah.

2Sa_11_15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.

2Sa_11_16 And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men [were].

2Sa_11_17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell [some] of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.

2Sa_11_18 Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

2Sa_11_19 And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king,

2Sa_11_20 And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?

2Sa_11_21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

2Sa_11_22 So the messenger went, and came and showed David all that Joab had sent him for.

2Sa_11_23 And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate.

2Sa_11_24 And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and [some] of the king's servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

2Sa_11_25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.

2Sa_11_26 And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

2Sa_11_27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

2Sa_12_01 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

2Sa_12_02 The rich [man] had exceeding many flocks and herds:

2Sa_12_03 But the poor [man] had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.

2Sa_12_04 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.

2Sa_12_05 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, [As] the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this [thing] shall surely die:

2Sa_12_06 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

2Sa_12_07 And Nathan said to David, Thou [art] the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

2Sa_12_08 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if [that had been] too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

2Sa_12_09 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife [to be] thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

2Sa_12_10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

2Sa_12_11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give [them] unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

2Sa_12_12 For thou didst [it] secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.

2Sa_12_13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.

2Sa_12_14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also [that is] born unto thee shall surely die.

2Sa_12_15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.

2Sa_12_16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

2Sa_12_17 And the elders of his house arose, [and went] to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.

2Sa_12_18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?

2Sa_12_19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.

2Sa_12_20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed [himself], and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.

2Sa_12_21 Then said his servants unto him, What thing [is] this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, [while it was] alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.

2Sa_12_22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell [whether] GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?

2Sa_12_23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

2Sa_12_24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.

2Sa_12_25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

2Sa_12_26 And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal city.

2Sa_12_27 And Joab sent messengers to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken the city of waters.

2Sa_12_28 Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it: lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

2Sa_12_29 And David gathered all the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took it.

2Sa_12_30 And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof [was] a talent of gold with the precious stones: and it was [set] on David's head. And he brought forth the spoil of the city in great abundance.

2Sa_12_31 And he brought forth the people that [were] therein, and put [them] under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem.

2Sa_13_01 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name [was] Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

2Sa_13_02 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she [was] a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do any thing to her.

2Sa_13_03 But Amnon had a friend, whose name [was] Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab [was] a very subtle man.

2Sa_13_04 And he said unto him, Why [art] thou, [being] the king's son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.

2Sa_13_05 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see [it], and eat [it] at her hand.

2Sa_13_06 So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

2Sa_13_07 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.

2Sa_13_08 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded [it], and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

2Sa_13_09 And she took a pan, and poured [them] out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.

2Sa_13_10 And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought [them] into the chamber to Amnon her brother.

2Sa_13_11 And when she had brought [them] unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

2Sa_13_12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

2Sa_13_13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.

2Sa_13_14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

2Sa_13_15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her [was] greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

2Sa_13_16 And she said unto him, [There is] no cause: this evil in sending me away [is] greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.

2Sa_13_17 Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this [woman] out from me, and bolt the door after her.

2Sa_13_18 And [she had] a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters [that were] virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

2Sa_13_19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that [was] on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

2Sa_13_20 And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he [is] thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.

2Sa_13_21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

2Sa_13_22 And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

2Sa_13_23 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which [is] beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons.

2Sa_13_24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.

2Sa_13_25 And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.

2Sa_13_26 Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee?

2Sa_13_27 But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.

2Sa_13_28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

2Sa_13_29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.

2Sa_13_30 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king's sons, and there is not one of them left.

2Sa_13_31 Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

2Sa_13_32 And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose [that] they have slain all the young men the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.

2Sa_13_33 Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's sons are dead: for Amnon only is dead.

2Sa_13_34 But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill side behind him.

2Sa_13_35 And Jonadab said unto the king, Behold, the king's sons come: as thy servant said, so it is.

2Sa_13_36 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king's sons came, and lifted up their voice and wept: and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.

2Sa_13_37 But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And [David] mourned for his son every day.

2Sa_13_38 So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

2Sa_13_39 And [the soul of] king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

2Sa_14_01 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart [was] toward Absalom.

2Sa_14_02 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

2Sa_14_03 And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.

2Sa_14_04 And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

2Sa_14_05 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I [am] indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

2Sa_14_06 And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and [there was] none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him.

2Sa_14_07 And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left, and shall not leave to my husband [neither] name nor remainder upon the earth.

2Sa_14_08 And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee.

2Sa_14_09 And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity [be] on me, and on my father's house: and the king and his throne [be] guiltless.

2Sa_14_10 And the king said, Whosoever saith [ought] unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee any more.

2Sa_14_11 Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the LORD thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, [As] the LORD liveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.

2Sa_14_12 Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak [one] word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

2Sa_14_13 And the woman said, Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thing against the people of God? for the king doth speak this thing as one which is faulty, in that the king doth not fetch home again his banished.

2Sa_14_14 For we must needs die, and [are] as water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect [any] person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

2Sa_14_15 Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, [it is] because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.

2Sa_14_16 For the king will hear, to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man [that would] destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.

2Sa_14_17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so [is] my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.

2Sa_14_18 Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.

2Sa_14_19 And the king said, [Is not] the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, [As] thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:

2Sa_14_20 To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord [is] wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all [things] that [are] in the earth.

2Sa_14_21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.

2Sa_14_22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.

2Sa_14_23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

2Sa_14_24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face.

2Sa_14_25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

2Sa_14_26 And when he polled his head, [for it was at every year's end that he polled [it]: because [the hair] was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:] he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.

2Sa_14_27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name [was] Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

2Sa_14_28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king's face.

2Sa_14_29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come.

2Sa_14_30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab's field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom's servants set the field on fire.

2Sa_14_31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto [his] house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

2Sa_14_32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? [it had been] good for me [to have been] there still: now therefore let me see the king's face; and if there be [any] iniquity in me, let him kill me.

2Sa_14_33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

2Sa_15_01 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

2Sa_15_02 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was [so], that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city [art] thou? And he said, Thy servant [is] of one of the tribes of Israel.

2Sa_15_03 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters [are] good and right; but [there is] no man [deputed] of the king to hear thee.

2Sa_15_04 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

2Sa_15_05 And it was [so], that when any man came night [to him] to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

2Sa_15_06 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

2Sa_15_07 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron.

2Sa_15_08 For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.

2Sa_15_09 And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.

2Sa_15_10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.

2Sa_15_11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, [that were] called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.

2Sa_15_12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, [even] from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

2Sa_15_13 And there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom.

2Sa_15_14 And David said unto all his servants that [were] with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not [else] escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.

2Sa_15_15 And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants [are ready to do] whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

2Sa_15_16 And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, [which were] concubines, to keep the house.

2Sa_15_17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off.

2Sa_15_18 And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.

2Sa_15_19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou [art] a stranger, and also an exile.

2Sa_15_20 Whereas thou camest [but] yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth [be] with thee.

2Sa_15_21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.

2Sa_15_22 And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that [were] with him.

2Sa_15_23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.

2Sa_15_24 And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites [were] with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city.

2Sa_15_25 And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and show me [both] it, and his habitation:

2Sa_15_26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, [here am] I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.

2Sa_15_27 The king said also unto Zadok the priest, [Art not] thou a seer? return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.

2Sa_15_28 See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.

2Sa_15_29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they tarried there.

2Sa_15_30 And David went up by the ascent of [mount] Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that [was] with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

2Sa_15_31 And [one] told David, saying, Ahithophel [is] among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2Sa_15_32 And it came to pass, that [when] David was come to the top [of the mount], where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:

2Sa_15_33 Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:

2Sa_15_34 But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; [as] I [have been] thy father's servant hitherto, so [will] I now also [be] thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.

2Sa_15_35 And [hast thou] not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests? therefore it shall be, [that] what thing soever thou shalt hear out of the king's house, thou shalt tell [it] to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.

2Sa_15_36 Behold, [they have] there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz Zadok's [son], and Jonathan Abiathar's [son]; and by them ye shall send unto me every thing that ye can hear.

2Sa_15_37 So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.

2Sa_16_01 And when David was a little past the top [of the hill], behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred [loaves] of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.

2Sa_16_02 And the king said unto Ziba, What meanest thou by these? And Ziba said, The asses [be] for the king's household to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, that such as be faint in the wilderness may drink.

2Sa_16_03 And the king said, And where [is] thy master's son? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: for he said, To day shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father.

2Sa_16_04 Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, thine [are] all that [pertained] unto Mephibosheth. And Ziba said, I humbly beseech thee [that] I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king.

2Sa_16_05 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name [was] Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.

2Sa_16_06 And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men [were] on his right hand and on his left.

2Sa_16_07 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:

2Sa_16_08 The LORD hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the LORD hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou [art taken] in thy mischief, because thou [art] a bloody man.

2Sa_16_09 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

2Sa_16_10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?

2Sa_16_11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now [may this] Benjamite [do it]? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.

2Sa_16_12 It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

2Sa_16_13 And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.

2Sa_16_14 And the king, and all the people that [were] with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.

2Sa_16_15 And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.

2Sa_16_16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God save the king, God save the king.

2Sa_16_17 And Absalom said to Hushai, [Is] this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?

2Sa_16_18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; but whom the LORD, and this people, and all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be, and with him will I abide.

2Sa_16_19 And again, whom should I serve? [should I] not [serve] in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.

2Sa_16_20 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.

2Sa_16_21 And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that [are] with thee be strong.

2Sa_16_22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

2Sa_16_23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, [was] as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so [was] all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

2Sa_17_01 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:

2Sa_17_02 And I will come upon him while he [is] weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that [are] with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only:

2Sa_17_03 And I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest [is] as if all returned: [so] all the people shall be in peace.

2Sa_17_04 And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.

2Sa_17_05 Then said Absalom, Call now Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear likewise what he saith.

2Sa_17_06 And when Hushai was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner: shall we do [after] his saying? if not; speak thou.

2Sa_17_07 And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath given [is] not good at this time.

2Sa_17_08 For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they [be] mighty men, and they [be] chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father [is] a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.

2Sa_17_09 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or in some [other] place: and it will come to pass, when some of them be overthrown at the first, that whosoever heareth it will say, There is a slaughter among the people that follow Absalom.

2Sa_17_10 And he also [that is] valiant, whose heart [is] as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father [is] a mighty man, and [they] which [be] with him [are] valiant men.

2Sa_17_11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that [is] by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own person.

2Sa_17_12 So shall we come upon him in some place where he shall be found, and we will light upon him as the dew falleth on the ground: and of him and of all the men that [are] with him there shall not be left so much as one.

2Sa_17_13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, then shall all Israel bring ropes to that city, and we will draw it into the river, until there be not one small stone found there.

2Sa_17_14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite [is] better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.

2Sa_17_15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel; and thus and thus have I counselled.

2Sa_17_16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that [are] with him.

2Sa_17_17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told king David.

2Sa_17_18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down.

2Sa_17_19 And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.

2Sa_17_20 And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where [is] Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find [them], they returned to Jerusalem.

2Sa_17_21 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you.

2Sa_17_22 Then David arose, and all the people that [were] with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.

2Sa_17_23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled [his] ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

2Sa_17_24 Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

2Sa_17_25 And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa [was] a man's son, whose name [was] Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.

2Sa_17_26 So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.

2Sa_17_27 And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim,

2Sa_17_28 Brought beds, and basins, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched [corn], and beans, and lentiles, and parched [pulse],

2Sa_17_29 And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that [were] with him, to eat: for they said, The people [is] hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.

2Sa_18_01 And David numbered the people that [were] with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

2Sa_18_02 And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you myself also.

2Sa_18_03 But the people answered, Thou shalt not go forth: for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, will they care for us: but now [thou art] worth ten thousand of us: therefore now [it is] better that thou succour us out of the city.

2Sa_18_04 And the king said unto them, What seemeth you best I will do. And the king stood by the gate side, and all the people came out by hundreds and by thousands.

2Sa_18_05 And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, [Deal] gently for my sake with the young man, [even] with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.

2Sa_18_06 So the people went out into the field against Israel: and the battle was in the wood of Ephraim;

2Sa_18_07 Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand [men].

2Sa_18_08 For the battle was there scattered over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

2Sa_18_09 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that [was] under him went away.

2Sa_18_10 And a certain man saw [it], and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.

2Sa_18_11 And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest [him], and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? And I would have given thee ten [shekels] of silver, and a girdle.

2Sa_18_12 And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand [shekels] of silver in mine hand, [yet] would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none [touch] the young man Absalom.

2Sa_18_13 Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against [me].

2Sa_18_14 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he [was] yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2Sa_18_15 And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.

2Sa_18_16 And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held back the people.

2Sa_18_17 And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

2Sa_18_18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which [is] in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.

2Sa_18_19 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, and bear the king tidings, how that the LORD hath avenged him of his enemies.

2Sa_18_20 And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day: but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.

2Sa_18_21 Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen. And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran.

2Sa_18_22 Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, But howsoever, let me, I pray thee, also run after Cushi. And Joab said, Wherefore wilt thou run, my son, seeing that thou hast no tidings ready?

2Sa_18_23 But howsoever, [said he], let me run. And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.

2Sa_18_24 And David sat between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold a man running alone.

2Sa_18_25 And the watchman cried, and told the king. And the king said, If he [be] alone, [there is] tidings in his mouth. And he came apace, and drew near.

2Sa_18_26 And the watchman saw another man running: and the watchman called unto the porter, and said, Behold [another] man running alone. And the king said, He also bringeth tidings.

2Sa_18_27 And the watchman said, Me thinketh the running of the foremost is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok. And the king said, He [is] a good man, and cometh with good tidings.

2Sa_18_28 And Ahimaaz called, and said unto the king, All is well. And he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, Blessed [be] the LORD thy God, which hath delivered up the men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.

2Sa_18_29 And the king said, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Ahimaaz answered, When Joab sent the king's servant, and [me] thy servant, I saw a great tumult, but I knew not what [it was].

2Sa_18_30 And the king said [unto him], Turn aside, [and] stand here. And he turned aside, and stood still.

2Sa_18_31 And, behold, Cushi came; and Cushi said, Tidings, my lord the king: for the LORD hath avenged thee this day of all them that rose up against thee.

2Sa_18_32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do [thee] hurt, be as [that] young man [is].

2Sa_18_33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2Sa_19_01 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

2Sa_19_02 And the victory that day was [turned] into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

2Sa_19_03 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

2Sa_19_04 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

2Sa_19_05 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

2Sa_19_06 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

2Sa_19_07 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

2Sa_19_08 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

2Sa_19_09 And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

2Sa_19_10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?

2Sa_19_11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, [even] to his house.

2Sa_19_12 Ye [are] my brethren, ye [are] my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

2Sa_19_13 And say ye to Amasa, [Art] thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

2Sa_19_14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as [the heart of] one man; so that they sent [this word] unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.

2Sa_19_15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.

2Sa_19_16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which [was] of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

2Sa_19_17 And [there were] a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.

2Sa_19_18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;

2Sa_19_19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

2Sa_19_20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.

2Sa_19_21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD'S anointed?

2Sa_19_22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I [am] this day king over Israel?

2Sa_19_23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

2Sa_19_24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came [again] in peace.

2Sa_19_25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?

2Sa_19_26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant [is] lame.

2Sa_19_27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king [is] as an angel of God: do therefore [what is] good in thine eyes.

2Sa_19_28 For all [of] my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?

2Sa_19_29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

2Sa_19_30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.

2Sa_19_31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.

2Sa_19_32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, [even] fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he [was] a very great man.

2Sa_19_33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

2Sa_19_34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

2Sa_19_35 I [am] this day fourscore years old: [and] can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

2Sa_19_36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?

2Sa_19_37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, [and be buried] by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

2Sa_19_38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, [that] will I do for thee.

2Sa_19_39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

2Sa_19_40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.

2Sa_19_41 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan?

2Sa_19_42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king [is] near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's [cost]? or hath he given us any gift?

2Sa_19_43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more [right] in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

2Sa_20_01 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name [was] Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

2Sa_20_02 So every man of Israel went up from after David, [and] followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

2Sa_20_03 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women [his] concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.

2Sa_20_04 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.

2Sa_20_05 So Amasa went to assemble [the men of] Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

2Sa_20_06 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than [did] Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

2Sa_20_07 And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

2Sa_20_08 When they [were] at the great stone which [is] in Gibeon, Amasa went before them. And Joab's garment that he had put on was girded unto him, and upon it a girdle [with] a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.

2Sa_20_09 And Joab said to Amasa, [Art] thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

2Sa_20_10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that [was] in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth [rib], and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.

2Sa_20_11 And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that [is] for David, [let him go] after Joab.

2Sa_20_12 And Amasa wallowed in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that came by him stood still.

2Sa_20_13 When he was removed out of the highway, all the people went on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

2Sa_20_14 And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, and to Bethmaachah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him.

2Sa_20_15 And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: and all the people that [were] with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.

2Sa_20_16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

2Sa_20_17 And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, [Art] thou Joab? And he answered, I [am he]. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.

2Sa_20_18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask [counsel] at Abel: and so they ended [the matter].

2Sa_20_19 I [am one of them that are] peaceable [and] faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?

2Sa_20_20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

2Sa_20_21 The matter [is] not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, [even] against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

2Sa_20_22 Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast [it] out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

2Sa_20_23 Now Joab [was] over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:

2Sa_20_24 And Adoram [was] over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud [was] recorder:

2Sa_20_25 And Sheva [was] scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests:

2Sa_20_26 And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.

2Sa_21_01 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, [It is] for Saul, and for [his] bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

2Sa_21_02 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; [now the Gibeonites [were] not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.]

2Sa_21_03 Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

2Sa_21_04 And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither for us shalt thou kill any man in Israel. And he said, What ye shall say, [that] will I do for you.

2Sa_21_05 And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us [that] we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,

2Sa_21_06 Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, [whom] the LORD did choose. And the king said, I will give [them].

2Sa_21_07 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that [was] between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

2Sa_21_08 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:

2Sa_21_09 And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell [all] seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first [days], in the beginning of barley harvest.

2Sa_21_10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

2Sa_21_11 And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.

2Sa_21_12 And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:

2Sa_21_13 And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; and they gathered the bones of them that were hanged.

2Sa_21_14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was entreated for the land.

2Sa_21_15 Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.

2Sa_21_16 And Ishbibenob, which [was] of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear [weighed] three hundred [shekels] of brass in weight, he being girded with a new [sword], thought to have slain David.

2Sa_21_17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.

2Sa_21_18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which [was] of the sons of the giant.

2Sa_21_19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew [the brother of] Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear [was] like a weaver's beam.

2Sa_21_20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of [great] stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.

2Sa_21_21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him.

2Sa_21_22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

2Sa_22_01 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day [that] the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

2Sa_22_02 And he said, The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

2Sa_22_03 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: [he is] my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

2Sa_22_04 I will call on the LORD, [who is] worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

2Sa_22_05 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

2Sa_22_06 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

2Sa_22_07 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry [did enter] into his ears.

2Sa_22_08 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.

2Sa_22_09 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

2Sa_22_10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet.

2Sa_22_11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

2Sa_22_12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, [and] thick clouds of the skies.

2Sa_22_13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

2Sa_22_14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.

2Sa_22_15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

2Sa_22_16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2Sa_22_17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;

2Sa_22_18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, [and] from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

2Sa_22_19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

2Sa_22_20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

2Sa_22_21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

2Sa_22_22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

2Sa_22_23 For all his judgments [were] before me: and [as for] his statutes, I did not depart from them.

2Sa_22_24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.

2Sa_22_25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.

2Sa_22_26 With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful, [and] with the upright man thou wilt show thyself upright.

2Sa_22_27 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt show thyself unsavoury.

2Sa_22_28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes [are] upon the haughty, [that] thou mayest bring [them] down.

2Sa_22_29 For thou [art] my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

2Sa_22_30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

2Sa_22_31 [As for] God, his way [is] perfect; the word of the LORD [is] tried: he [is] a buckler to all them that trust in him.

2Sa_22_32 For who [is] God, save the LORD? and who [is] a rock, save our God?

2Sa_22_33 God [is] my strength [and] power: And he maketh my way perfect.

2Sa_22_34 He maketh my feet like hinds' [feet]: and setteth me upon my high places.

2Sa_22_35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

2Sa_22_36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.

2Sa_22_37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.

2Sa_22_38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.

2Sa_22_39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet.

2Sa_22_40 For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.

2Sa_22_41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.

2Sa_22_42 They looked, but [there was] none to save; [even] unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

2Sa_22_43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, [and] did spread them abroad.

2Sa_22_44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me [to be] head of the heathen: a people [which] I knew not shall serve me.

2Sa_22_45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

2Sa_22_46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.

2Sa_22_47 The LORD liveth; and blessed [be] my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

2Sa_22_48 It [is] God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me,

2Sa_22_49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

2Sa_22_50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

2Sa_22_51 [He is] the tower of salvation for his king: and showeth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

2Sa_23_01 Now these [be] the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man [who was] raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2Sa_23_02 The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word [was] in my tongue.

2Sa_23_03 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men [must be] just, ruling in the fear of God.

2Sa_23_04 And [he shall be] as the light of the morning, [when] the sun riseth, [even] a morning without clouds; [as] the tender grass [springing] out of the earth by clear shining after rain.

2Sa_23_05 Although my house [be] not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all [things], and sure: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although he make [it] not to grow.

2Sa_23_06 But [the sons] of Belial [shall be] all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

2Sa_23_07 But the man [that] shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the [same] place.

2Sa_23_08 These [be] the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same [was] Adino the Eznite: [he lift up his spear] against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.

2Sa_23_09 And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, [one] of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines [that] were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:

2Sa_23_10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.

2Sa_23_11 And after him [was] Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.

2Sa_23_12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.

2Sa_23_13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.

2Sa_23_14 And David [was] then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines [was] then [in] Bethlehem.

2Sa_23_15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which [is] by the gate!

2Sa_23_16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that [was] by the gate, and took [it], and brought [it] to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.

2Sa_23_17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: [is not this] the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

2Sa_23_18 And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, [and] slew [them], and had the name among three.

2Sa_23_19 Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the [first] three.

2Sa_23_20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:

2Sa_23_21 And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.

2Sa_23_22 These [things] did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the name among three mighty men.

2Sa_23_23 He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the [first] three. And David set him over his guard.

2Sa_23_24 Asahel the brother of Joab [was] one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

2Sa_23_25 Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,

2Sa_23_26 Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,

2Sa_23_27 Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,

2Sa_23_28 Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,

2Sa_23_29 Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin,

2Sa_23_30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,

2Sa_23_31 Abialbon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,

2Sa_23_32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,

2Sa_23_33 Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,

2Sa_23_34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

2Sa_23_35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,

2Sa_23_36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,

2Sa_23_37 Zelek the Ammonite, Nahari the Beerothite, armourbearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah,

2Sa_23_38 Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,

2Sa_23_39 Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.

2Sa_24_01 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

2Sa_24_02 For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which [was] with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.

2Sa_24_03 And Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see [it]: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

2Sa_24_04 Notwithstanding the king's word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.

2Sa_24_05 And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that [lieth] in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer:

2Sa_24_06 Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon,

2Sa_24_07 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, [even] to Beersheba.

2Sa_24_08 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.

2Sa_24_09 And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah [were] five hundred thousand men.

2Sa_24_10 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

2Sa_24_11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

2Sa_24_12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three [things]; choose thee one of them, that I may [do it] unto thee.

2Sa_24_13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.

2Sa_24_14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies [are] great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

2Sa_24_15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.

2Sa_24_16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.

2Sa_24_17 And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.

2Sa_24_18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.

2Sa_24_19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded.

2Sa_24_20 And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.

2Sa_24_21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the LORD, that the plague may be stayed from the people.

2Sa_24_22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what [seemeth] good unto him: behold, [here be] oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and [other] instruments of the oxen for wood.

2Sa_24_23 All these [things] did Araunah, [as] a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.

2Sa_24_24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy [it] of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

2Sa_24_25 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was entreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

2Th_01_01 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2Th_01_02 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2Th_01_03 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

2Th_01_04 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

2Th_01_05 [Which is] a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

2Th_01_06 Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

2Th_01_07 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

2Th_01_08 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2Th_01_09 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

2Th_01_10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe [because our testimony among you was believed] in that day.

2Th_01_11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of [this] calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of [his] goodness, and the work of faith with power:

2Th_01_12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2Th_02_01 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him,

2Th_02_02 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2Th_02_03 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

2Th_02_04 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

2Th_02_05 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

2Th_02_06 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

2Th_02_07 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way.

2Th_02_08 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

2Th_02_09 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

2Th_02_10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2Th_02_11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2Th_02_12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2Th_02_13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

2Th_02_14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Th_02_15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

2Th_02_16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given [us] everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

2Th_02_17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

2Th_03_01 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have [free] course, and be glorified, even as [it is] with you:

2Th_03_02 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all [men] have not faith.

2Th_03_03 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil.

2Th_03_04 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

2Th_03_05 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

2Th_03_06 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

2Th_03_07 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

2Th_03_08 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

2Th_03_09 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

2Th_03_10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

2Th_03_11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

2Th_03_12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

2Th_03_13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

2Th_03_14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

2Th_03_15 Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.

2Th_03_16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.

2Th_03_17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

2Th_03_18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen.

2Ti_01_01 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

2Ti_01_02 To Timothy, [my] dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2Ti_01_03 I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

2Ti_01_04 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

2Ti_01_05 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

2Ti_01_06 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

2Ti_01_07 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2Ti_01_08 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

2Ti_01_09 Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

2Ti_01_10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

2Ti_01_11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

2Ti_01_12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

2Ti_01_13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2Ti_01_14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

2Ti_01_15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

2Ti_01_16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

2Ti_01_17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found [me].

2Ti_01_18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

2Ti_02_01 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2Ti_02_02 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2Ti_02_03 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

2Ti_02_04 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

2Ti_02_05 And if a man also strive for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

2Ti_02_06 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2Ti_02_07 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

2Ti_02_08 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

2Ti_02_09 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, [even] unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

2Ti_02_10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2Ti_02_11 [It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him], we shall also live with [him]:

2Ti_02_12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:

2Ti_02_13 If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

2Ti_02_14 Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, [but] to the subverting of the hearers.

2Ti_02_15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Ti_02_16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

2Ti_02_17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

2Ti_02_18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

2Ti_02_19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

2Ti_02_20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

2Ti_02_21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared unto every good work.

2Ti_02_22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2Ti_02_23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

2Ti_02_24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient,

2Ti_02_25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2Ti_02_26 And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

2Ti_03_01 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2Ti_03_02 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2Ti_03_03 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2Ti_03_04 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2Ti_03_05 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

2Ti_03_06 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

2Ti_03_07 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2Ti_03_08 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

2Ti_03_09 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.

2Ti_03_10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

2Ti_03_11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me.

2Ti_03_12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2Ti_03_13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

2Ti_03_14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];

2Ti_03_15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2Ti_03_16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2Ti_03_17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

2Ti_04_01 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

2Ti_04_02 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

2Ti_04_03 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

2Ti_04_04 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2Ti_04_05 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

2Ti_04_06 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

2Ti_04_07 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:

2Ti_04_08 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

2Ti_04_09 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

2Ti_04_10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

2Ti_04_11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

2Ti_04_12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

2Ti_04_13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring [with thee], and the books, [but] especially the parchments.

2Ti_04_14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

2Ti_04_15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

2Ti_04_16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge.

2Ti_04_17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

2Ti_04_18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2Ti_04_19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

2Ti_04_20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

2Ti_04_21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

2Ti_04_22 The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with thy spirit. Grace [be] with you. Amen.

3Jo_01_01 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

3Jo_01_02 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3Jo_01_03 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

3Jo_01_04 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

3Jo_01_05 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

3Jo_01_06 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

3Jo_01_07 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

3Jo_01_08 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

3Jo_01_09 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

3Jo_01_10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth [them] out of the church.

3Jo_01_11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

3Jo_01_12 Demetrius hath good report of all [men], and of the truth itself: yea, and we [also] bear record; and ye know that our record is true.

3Jo_01_13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

3Jo_01_14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace [be] to thee. [Our] friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Act_01_01 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Act_01_02 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Act_01_03 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

Act_01_04 And, being assembled together with [them], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me.

Act_01_05 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Act_01_06 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

Act_01_07 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Act_01_08 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Act_01_09 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

Act_01_10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

Act_01_11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Act_01_12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Act_01_13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James.

Act_01_14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

Act_01_15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, [the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,]

Act_01_16 Men [and] brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

Act_01_17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

Act_01_18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

Act_01_19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

Act_01_20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take.

Act_01_21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Act_01_22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

Act_01_23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Act_01_24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], show whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Act_01_25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Act_01_26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Act_02_01 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Act_02_02 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Act_02_03 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Act_02_04 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Act_02_05 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Act_02_06 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

Act_02_07 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

Act_02_08 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Act_02_09 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Act_02_10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Act_02_11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Act_02_12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Act_02_13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

Act_02_14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all [ye] that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Act_02_15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is [but] the third hour of the day.

Act_02_16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Act_02_17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Act_02_18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Act_02_19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Act_02_20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

Act_02_21 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Act_02_22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Act_02_23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Act_02_24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Act_02_25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Act_02_26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

Act_02_27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Act_02_28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

Act_02_29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

Act_02_30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Act_02_31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

Act_02_32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Act_02_33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

Act_02_34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

Act_02_35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

Act_02_36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Act_02_37 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do?

Act_02_38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Act_02_39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Act_02_40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Act_02_41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.

Act_02_42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Act_02_43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Act_02_44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

Act_02_45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need.

Act_02_46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Act_02_47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Act_03_01 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour].

Act_03_02 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

Act_03_03 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

Act_03_04 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

Act_03_05 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

Act_03_06 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Act_03_07 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted [him] up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

Act_03_08 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Act_03_09 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

Act_03_10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

Act_03_11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

Act_03_12 And when Peter saw [it], he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

Act_03_13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go.

Act_03_14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

Act_03_15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Act_03_16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Act_03_17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers.

Act_03_18 But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Act_03_19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Act_03_20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

Act_03_21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Act_03_22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

Act_03_23 And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

Act_03_24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

Act_03_25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Act_03_26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Act_04_01 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

Act_04_02 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Act_04_03 And they laid hands on them, and put [them] in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

Act_04_04 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Act_04_05 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

Act_04_06 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

Act_04_07 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

Act_04_08 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Act_04_09 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

Act_04_10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

Act_04_11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

Act_04_12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Act_04_13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Act_04_14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

Act_04_15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

Act_04_16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny [it].

Act_04_17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

Act_04_18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

Act_04_19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

Act_04_20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Act_04_21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all [men] glorified God for that which was done.

Act_04_22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was showed.

Act_04_23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

Act_04_24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

Act_04_25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

Act_04_26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

Act_04_27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Act_04_28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Act_04_29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Act_04_30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Act_04_31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Act_04_32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Act_04_33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Act_04_34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

Act_04_35 And laid [them] down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Act_04_36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, [which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,] a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus,

Act_04_37 Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet.

Act_05_01 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

Act_05_02 And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy [to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it], at the apostles' feet.

Act_05_03 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land?

Act_05_04 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

Act_05_05 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

Act_05_06 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried [him] out, and buried [him].

Act_05_07 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

Act_05_08 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

Act_05_09 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband [are] at the door, and shall carry thee out.

Act_05_10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying [her] forth, buried [her] by her husband.

Act_05_11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

Act_05_12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; [and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

Act_05_13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Act_05_14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.]

Act_05_15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid [them] on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

Act_05_16 There came also a multitude [out] of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

Act_05_17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, [which is the sect of the Sadducees,] and were filled with indignation,

Act_05_18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Act_05_19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Act_05_20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

Act_05_21 And when they heard [that], they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

Act_05_22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,

Act_05_23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

Act_05_24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

Act_05_25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

Act_05_26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Act_05_27 And when they had brought them, they set [them] before the council: and the high priest asked them,

Act_05_28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

Act_05_29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Act_05_30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

Act_05_31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Act_05_32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Act_05_33 When they heard [that], they were cut [to the heart], and took counsel to slay them.

Act_05_34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

Act_05_35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

Act_05_36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

Act_05_37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, [even] as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

Act_05_38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

Act_05_39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Act_05_40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten [them], they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

Act_05_41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Act_05_42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Act_06_01 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

Act_06_02 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto them], and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

Act_06_03 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Act_06_04 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Act_06_05 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

Act_06_06 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them.

Act_06_07 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Act_06_08 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Act_06_09 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called [the synagogue] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

Act_06_10 And they were not able to resist