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y Satan,


The people numbered.

The numbering punished. 32 Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons B. C. 1017. choose a thee one of them, that I may do of Jashen, Jonathan,

it unto thee. 33 Shaimah the Hararite, Ahiam the a Le.26.41,43 13 So Gad came to David, and told him, son of Sharar the Hararite,

01 Ch. 21. 12. and said unto him, Shall seven years of 34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the

famine come unto thee in thy land ? or son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son Bor, many. wilt thou flee three months before thine of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

enemies, while they pursue thee? or that 35 Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the • Ps.103.8.14 there be three days' pestilence in thy Arbite,

119. 156. land ? Now advise, and see what answer

CXXXVI. 36 Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah,

I shall return to him that sent me. Bani the Gadite,

d Ps.106.41,42 14 And David said unto Gad, I am in 37 Zelek the Ammonite, Nahari the

Is. 47. 6. a great strait: let us fall now into the Beerothite, armourbearer 'to Joab the echap. 20.26. hand of the LORD, for his mercies are son of Zeruiah,

s ch.11.3,&c. hand of man.

B great, c and let me not fall intod the 38 Irae an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,

39 Uriahs the Hittite: thirty and seven y chap. 21. 1. 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon in all.

Israel, from the morning even to the time CHAPTER XXIV.

appointed : and there died of the people, 1Ch.21.1,&c from Dan even to Beer-sheba, seventy

Ja. 1. 13, 14. AND againg the anger of the LORD was

thousand men. kindled against Israel, and y he moved h1 Ch. 27. 23, 16 And when the angeli stretched out David against them to say, Go,” number

24.' his hand upon Jerusalem, to destroy it, Israel and Judah.

i Ex. 12. 23.

the LORD repented; him of the evil, and 2 For the king said to Joab the captain

said to the angel that destroyed the peoof the host, which was with him, 8 Go Ps. 90. 13. ple, It is enough;stay now thine hand. now through all the tribes of Israel, from 135. 14. And the angel of the LORD was by the Dan even to Beer-sheba, and number ye

threshingplace of Araụnah'the Jebusite.

or, compass. the people, that I may know the numberm

17 And David spake unto the LORD, of the people.

k Is. 27. 8.

when he saw the angel_that smote the 3 And Joab said unto the king, Now 57. 16. people, and said, Lo, I haven sinned, the LORD thy God add unto the people, Joel 2.13,14 and I have done wickedly: but these how many soever they be, an hundred

Iverse 18.

sheep, o what have they done? Let thine fold, and that the eyes of my lord the 1 Ch.21.15, hand, I pray thee, be against me, and king may see it: but why doth my lord Ornan. against my father's house. the king delight in this thing?

2 Ch. 3.1. 18 And Gad came that day to David, 4 Notwithstanding, the kings word

and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar

m Je. 17. 5. prevailed against Joab, and against the

unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of captains of the host: and Joab and the Ps. 51. 4. Ś Araunah the Jebusite. captains of the host went out from the • Ps. 74. 1. 19 And David, according to the saying presence of the king, to number the peo

of Gad, went up, as the LORD commanded. ple of Israel.

Ś Araniah. 20 And Araunah looked, and saw the 5 And they passed over Jordan, and

kir and his servants coming on toward pitched in Aroer, on the right side of Jos.13.9,16. bim: and Araunah went out, and bowed the city that lieth in the midst of the

himself before the king on his face upon n river of Gad, and toward Jazer :?

nor, valley.

the ground. 6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the q Nu. 32.1, 3. 21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is O land of Tahtim-hodshi; and they came

my lord the king_come to his servant ? to Dan-jaan," and about to Zidon,

oor, nether

And David said, To buy the threshing7. And came to the strong hold of Tyre, land newly floor of thee, to build an altar unto the and to all the cities of the Hivites, and inhabited. LORD, that the plague may be stayed * of the Canaanites : and they went out

from the people. to the south of Judah, even to Beer-sheba.

r Ju. 18. 29.

22 And Araunah said unto David, Let 8 So when they had gone through all 8 Jos. 19. 28. my lord the king take and offer up what the land, they came to Jerusalem at the

t Ge.23.8..16.

seemeth good unto him : behold, here be end of nine months and twenty days.

oxen" for burnt sacrifice, and threshing 9 And Joab gave up the sum of the u Nu. 16. 47.. instruments and other instruments of the number of the people unto the king: and


oxen for wood. there were in Israel eight hundred thou- » 1 Ki. 19. 21. 23 All these things did Araunah, as a sand valiant men that drew the sword; w Ps. 45. 16. king,w give unto the king: and Araunah and the men of Judah were five hundred Re. 1. 6. said unto the king, The LORD thy God thousand men. 10 And David's heart smotey him after

Eze. 20. 40,

24 And the king said unto Araunah, that he had numbered the people. And 41.' Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a David said unto the LORD, Ihave sinned v1 Sa. 24. 6. price: neither will I offer burnt offerings greatly in that I have done: and now,

unto the LORD my God of that which I beseech thee, O LORD, take away“ the z chap. 12.13. doth cost me nothing. So David bought iniquity of thy servant; for I have done a Ho. 14. 2. the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty very foolishly. ií For when David was up in the morn

01 Sa. 13. 13. shekels of silver.

25 And David built there an altar unto ing, the word of_the LORD came unto c1 Sa. 22.5. the LORD, and offered burnt offerings the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

1 Ch. 29. 29.


peace offerings. So the LORD was 12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith a chap.21.14. entreated a for the land, and the plague the LORD, I offer thee three things ;

was stayed from Israel. 230

* Job 42.8, 9. accept* thee.

The First Book of the KINGS, commonly called

The Third Book of the KINGS.




B.O. 1015. thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly, So Now king David was old and B stricken

lomon thy son shall reign after me, and in years; and they covered him with Bentered he sball sit upon my throne: clothes, but he gat no heat.

into days. 18 And now, behold, Adonijah reign2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, y them seek. eth; and now, my lord the king, thou Let there be sought for my lord the a ver. 7..9.

knowest it not: king 8 a young virgin; and let her stand 8 a damsel, a 19 Anda he hath slain oxen and fat cattle before the king, and let her Ścherish him, virgin. and sheep in abundance, and hath called and let her lie in thy bosom, that my sbe a che- all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the lord the king may get heat.

risher unto. priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but 3 So they sought for a fair damsel chap. 2. 10. Solomon thy servant hath he not called. throughout all the coasts of Israel, and c2 Sa. 3. 4. 20 And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes found Abishag Shunammite, and


sinners. of all Israel are upon thee, that thou brought her to the king.

à Lu. 14. 11. shouldest tell them who shall sit on the 4 And the damsel was very, fair, and

O reign.

throne of my lord the king after him. cherished the king, and ministered to

21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when

e 2 Sa. 15. 1. him : but the king knew her not.

my, lord, the king shall sleep with his 5 Then. Adonijah the son of Haggith K from his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall exalted himself,d saying, I will be king :

days. be counted n offenders. and e he prepared him Chariots and horse- 1 his words 22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the men, and fifty men to run before him.

king, Nathan the prophet also came in. 6 And his father had not displeased him at fchap. 2. 28. 23 And they told the king, saying, BeKany time in saying, Why hast thou done 9 2 Sa. 20. 25. hold Nathan the prophet. And when he 80 ? and he also was a very goodly man; u helped af- was come in before the king, he bowed and his mother bare him after Åbsalom.

ter Adoni- himself before the king with his face to 7 And 1 he conferred with Joabs the jah. the ground. son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the hverse 19. 24 And Nathan said, My lord, O king, priest: and they, u following Adonijah, ichap. 4. 18. hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after helped him.

k 2 Sa. 23. 8, me, and he shall sit upon my throne ? 8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the


25 Fork he is gone down this day, and son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, vor, the well hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep and Shimei,i and Rei, and the mighty Rogel, menk which belonged to David, were not 2 Sa. 17. 17. king's sons, and the captains of the host,

in abundance, and hath called all the with Adonijah.

Let king and Abiathar the priest : and, behold, 9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen


they eat and drink before him, and say, and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth,

# God save' king Adonijah.

11 Sa. 10. 24. which is by v En-rogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men

m2 Sa. 12. 1, Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of

26 But me, even me thy, servant, and

&c. of Sudah the king's servants :

Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath 10 But Nathan m the prophet, and Be- P before the he not called.

king. naiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon

27 Is this thing done by my lord the

n 2 Sa. 4. 9. his brother, he called not.

king, and thou hast not shewed it unto

o ver. 13, 17. 11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bath

thy servant, who should sit on the throne

30 sheba the mother of Solomon,.. saying, a 1 Ch. 22: 6.. of my lord the king after him? Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the


28 Then king David answered and said, son of Haggith doth reign, and David - Ne. 2. 3. Call me Bath-sheba. And she came pinto our lord knoweth it not ?

Da, 2. 4. the king's presence, and stood before the king. 12 Now therefore come, let me, pray

5. 10. 29 And the king sware, and said, Ås thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest

6. 21.

the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my save thine own life, and the life of thy o fill up. soul out of all distress, son Solomon.

82 Sa. 20. 6. 30 Even as I sware unto thee by the 13 Go and get thee in unto king David, What to LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly and say unto him, Didst not thou, my thee? Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and lord, Oʻking, swearr unto thine handmaid, which be- he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; saying, Assuredlya Solomon thy son shall longeth to even so will I certainly do this day. reign after me, and he shall sit upon my

31 Then Bath-sheba bowed with her throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?

Es. 6. 8. face to the earth, and did reverence to 14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there t2 Ch. 32.30. the king, and said, Letr my lord king with the king, I also will come in after « chap.19.16. David live for ever. thee, and confirm thy words.

1 Sa. 10. 1.

32 And king David said, Call me Zadok 15 And Bath-sheba went in unto the 16.3, 12. the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and

2 Sa. 2. 4. king into the chamber: and the king was

5. 3,

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they very. old; and Abishag the Shunammite

2 Ki. 9. 3.

came before the king. ministered unto the king.

11. 12.

33 The king also said unto them, Take 16 And Bath-sheba bowed, and did Ps.89.20,36. with you the servantss of your lord, and obeisance unto the king. And the king Is. 45, 1. cause Solomon my son to ride ¢ upon mine said, "What wouldest thou ?

Ac. 10. 38. own mule, and bring him down to Gihon :t 17 And she said unto him, My lord,

2 Co.1.21,22 34 And 'let Zadok the priest and Nathan thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto

the prophet anointu him there king over


Solomon proclaimed.


David's dying charge. Israel: and blow a ye with the trumpet, B. 0.1015. shall die. 6 and say, God save king Solomon.

53 So king Solomon sent, and they 35 Then ye shall come up after him, that a 2 Ki. 9. 13. brought him down from the altar. And he may come and sit upon my throne; 5 ch.2.21..25. he came and bowed himself to king So. for he shall be king in my stead: and I Ge. 47. 29. lomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go

De. 31. 14. have appointed him to be ruler over Is

to thine house.

Job 7.1. rael and over Judah.

CHAPTER II. 36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada

a Ps. 72.-19., Nowe the days of David drew nigh answered the king, and said, Amen :d the Jos. 1.5, 17. that he should die ; and he charged SoloLORD God of my lord the king say so too. g Jos. 23. 14. mon his son, saying,

37 Ass the LORD hath been with my h Ps. 89. 48. 2 Ig go the way of alll the earth: be thou lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, He. 9. 27. strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; and make his throne greaterk than the

i Ec. 12. 13.

3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy throne of my lord king David.

1 Co. 16. 13. God, to walk in his ways, to keep his sta

k verse 47. 38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the

tutes, and his commandments, and his

Ps. 89. 27. prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, i De.17.13..20 judgments, and his testimonies, as it is and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, m De. 29. 9. written in the law of Moses, that m thou went down, and caused Solomon to ride

mayest Bprosper in all that thou doest, upon king David's mule, and brought him Bor, do and whithersoever thou turnest thyself; to Gihon.


4 That the LORD may continue his 39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of °30.' word, which he spake concerning me, oilout of the tabernacle, ando anointed

» Ex.30.23..25 saying, If thy children take heed to Solomon. And they blew the trumpet ;P and

Ps. 89. 20.

their way, to walk before me in truth all the people said, God save king Solomon. 61 Ch. 29. 22. with all their heart and with all their

40 And all the people came up after P1 Sa. 10. 24. soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) him; and the people piped with y pipes, Ps. 132. 12. a man on the throne of Israel. and rejoiced with great joy, so that the yor, flutes. 5 Moreover, thou knowest also what earth rent with the sound of them. 72 Sa. 7. 16. Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and 41 And Adonijah and all the guests that

what he did to the two captains of the were with him heard it as they had made an

8 be cut off

hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of end of eating. And when Joab heard the from thee

from the

Ner, and unto Amasa' the son of Jether, sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is


whom he slew, and Śshed the blood of this noise of the city being in an uproar ? 42 And while he yet spake, behold, Pr. 14. 13.

82 Sa. 19.5..7. war in peace, and put the blood of war

upon his girdle that was about his loins, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest Ec. 7. 4..6. and in his shoes that were on his feet. came; and Adonijah said unto him, Come u 2 Sa. 3. 27. 6 Do therefore according to to thy wisin; for* thou art a valiant man, and v2 Sa. 20. 10. dom, and y let not his hoar head: go bringest good tidings.


down to the grave in peace. 43 And Jonathan answered and said w verse 9. ✓ But shew kindness unto the sons of to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David - 2 Sa. 18.27. Barzillaia the Gileadite, and let them hath made Solomon king.

y ver. 31, 34. be of those that eat at thy table : for so 44 And the king hath sent with him Za. - Ge. 42. 38. they came to me when I fled because of dok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and 44. 31. | Absalom thy brother. Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Che- a 2 Sa. 19.31..

8. And, behold, thou hast with thee Shirethites, and the Pelethites, and they have 02 Sa. 17. 27. meie the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Ba45 And Zadok

the priest
and Kathane the < 28a,16.5,&c. hurim, which cursed me with a n grievous

curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim : prophet have anointed him king in Gi-n strong. buta he came down to meet me at Jordan, hon; and they are come up from thence 2 Sa. 19. 18.. and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I rejoicing,, so that the city rang again. 23. will not put thee to death with the sword. This is the noise that ye have heard.

e Ex. 20. 7.

9 Now therefore holde him not guilt46 And also Solomon sitteth, on the

Job 9. 28.

less; for thou art a wise man, and know

f 1 Ch. 29. 23. throne of the kingdom.

est what thou oughtest to do unto him ;

g verse 37. 47 And, moreover, the king's servants a chap. 1.21. but his hoar head bring thou down to the came to bless our lord king David, say- Ac. 13. 36.

grave with blood. ing, God, make the name of Solomon Ac. 2. 29. 10 So David slepth with his fathers, better than thy name, and make his * 2 Sa. 5. 7. and was buriedi in the cityk of David. throne greater than thy throne. And? 1 Ge. 47. 31. 11 Andm the days that David reigned the king bowed himself upon the bed. m 1 Ch.29.27. over Israel were forty years : seven years

48 And also thus said the king, Blessed " chap: 3. 6; reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and be the LORD God of Israel, which n hath Ps. 132. 11, three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

ol Ch. 29. 23. given one to sit on my throne this day,

2 Ch. 1. 1.

12 Theno sat Solomon upon the throne mine eyes P even seeing it.

p Ps. 128.5,6. of David his father; and his kingdom 49 And all the guests that were with a Ps.72.8, &c. was established a greatly. Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and r1 Sa. 16.4,5. 13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith went every man his way.

+ chap.2.28. came to Bath-sheba the mother of Solo50 And Adonijah feared because of so- tchap. 1.5. mon. And she said, Comest' thou peacelomon, and arose, and went, and caughts v1 Ch.22.9,10 ably? And he said, Peaceably. hold on the horns of the altar.

Je. 27. 5..8.

14 He said moreover, I have somewhat

Da 51 And it was told Solomon, saying, •1 Sa. 14.45. to say unto thee. And she said, Say on. Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon:

Ac. 27. 34.

15 And he said, Thou knowest that the for, lo, he hath caught_hold on the horns w Job 15. 22. kingdom was mine, and that all Israel of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon Pr. 13. 6. set their faces on me, that I should reign : swear unto me to day, that he will not 21. 12. howbeit the kingdom is turned about, slay his servant with the sword.

O turn not and is become my brother's; for it was 52 And Solomon said, If he will shew away my

hisu from the LORD. himself a worthy man, there” shall not

face, 16 And now I ask one petition of thee, an hair of him fall to the earth: but w if Ps. 132. 10. deny Ome not. And she said unto him, wickedness shall be found in him, he

Say on.




Adonijah's and Joab's death. 1 KINGS, III.

Destruction of Shimei. 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto B. C. 1014. 33 Their blood shall therefore return Solomon the king, (for he will not say

upon the head of Joab, and upon the head thee nay,) that he give me Abishaga the chap.1.3,4. of his seed for ever : butc upon David, Shunammite to wife.

62 Sa. 3. 29. and upon his seed, and upon his house, 18 And Bath-sheba said, Well; I will c Pr. 25. 5. and upon his throne, shall there be peace speak for thee unto the king.

d Ps.89.36,37.) for everd from the LORD. 19 Bath-sheba therefore went unto king Is. 9. 6, 7.

34 So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. eLe. 19. 32. up,and fell upon him, and slew him;and he was And the king rose up to meet her, and bowEx. 20. 12. buried in his own house in the wilderness. ed himself unto her, and sat down on his

9 Job 34. 24.

35 And the king put Benaiah the son throne, and caused a seat to be set for the

of Jehoiada in his room over the host; king's mother; and she sat on his right hand. - Ps. 45. 9.

and Zadoki the priest did the king put in 20 Then she said, I desire one small · Nu. 25. 11.. the room of Abiathar. petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not

1 Ch. 6. 53.

36 And the king sent and called for nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on,

24. 3.

Shimei,' and said unto him, Build thee my mother; for I will not say thee nay.

k verse 27.

an house in Jerusalem, and dwell there, 21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shu- i Sa. 2. 35. and go not forth thence any whither. nammite be given to Adonijah thy bro Iverse 8. 37 For it shall be, that on the day thou ther to wife.

m2 2 Sa. 15. 23. goest out, and passest over the brook 22 And king Solomon answered and n Le. 20. 9. Kidron, m thou shalt know for certain said unto his mother, And why dost thou

Jos. 2. 19.

that thou shalt surely, die : thy” blood ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adoni.

2 Sa. 1. 16. shall be upon thine own head. jah? ask for him the kingdom also ; for chap. 1. 7.

38 And Shimei said unto the king, The he is mine elder brother; even for him, ? Sa. 3. 35. saying is good : as my lord the king hath and for

Abiatharo the priest, and for Joab 21 Sa. 27. 2. said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei the son of Zeruiah.

"2 Sa.7.11..13. dwelt in Jerusalem many days. 23 Then king Solomon sware by the schap. 1. 52. 39 And it came to pass at the end of LORD, saying, Godę do so to me, and t Jos. 21. 18. three years, that two of the servants of Shimore 'also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.

mei ran away unto Achishe son of MaaBa man of death,

chah, king of Gath: and they told Shimei, 24 Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, 1 Sa. 26. 16. saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath. which hath established me, and set me on

40 And Shimei arose, and saddled his the throne of David my father, and

who "2 Sa. 23. 6. ass, and went to Gath, to Achish, to seek

2 24, hath made me an house, as he promised,

his servants : and Shimei went, and Adonijah shall be put to death this day. w 1 Sa. 22.20../ brought his servants from Gath. 25 And king Solomon sent by the hand

41 And it was told Solomon that Shi. of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada ; and he - Ec. 8. 2. mei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, fell upon him that he died.

y 15a.2.30..36 and was come again. 26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the

22 Sa. 16.5..8.

42 And the king sent and called for king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine

Ro. 2. 15.

Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not own fields ; for thou art B worthy of death: 1 John 3.20. make thee to swear by the LORD, and but I will not at this time put thee to a chap. 1.7. protested unto thee, saying, Know 'for a death, because thou barest the ark of the De. 32. 35. certain, on the day thou goest out, and Lord God before David my father, and

c Eze. 17. 19.

walkest abroad any whither, that thou because thou hast been afflicted w in all

shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, wherein my father was afflicted.

dchap. 1. 50. The word that I have heard is good. 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from

e Ps. 72. 17.

43 Why then hast thou not kept the being priest unto the LORD ; that he might Iver. 33, 34. oath of the LORD, and the commandfulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake 9 Ex. 21. 14. ment* that I have charged thee with ? concerningy the house

of Eli in Shiloh. Eze, 9. 6. 44 The king said moreover to Shimei, 28 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab 1 Pe. 4. 17. | Thou knowest all the wickedness? which hada turned after Adonijah, though he 2 Ch. 1, 1. thine heart is privy to, that thou didst to turned not after Absalom : and Joab fled ichap. 7. 8.

9. 24.

David my father : thereforec the LORD unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and X2 Sa. 5.7. shall return thy wickedness upon thine caught hold on the horns of the altar.

own head : 29. And it was told king Solomon that 'chap. 7. 1.

45 And king Solomon shall bee blessed, Joab was filed unto the tabernacle of the " chap. VI.

and the throne of David shall be estaLORD; and, behold, he is by the altar.g " Nu. 35. 33. blished before the LORD for ever.

De. 19. 13. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of

46 So the king commanded Benaiah the

21.8, 9. Jehoiada, saying, Go, fall upon him. 30 And Benaiah came to the tabernacle

son of Jehoiada ; which went out, and fell och.9.15, 19.

upon him, that he died. Andk the kingdom of the LORD, and said unto him, Thus a chap.22.43. was established in the hand of Solomon. Nay; but I will die here. And Benaiah rJu.9. 24,6%. AND Solomon made affinity with Phabrought the king word again, saying, Thus Ps. 7. 16. raoh king of Egypt, andi took Pharaoh's Baid Joab, and thus he answered me. • De.30.16,20. daughter, and brought her into the cityd of

31 And the king said unto him, Do as he Ps. 31. 23. David, until he had made an end of buildhath said, and fall upon him, and bury Mat. 22. 37. ing his own house andm the house of the LORD, him; thatn thou mayest take away the Ro. 8. 28. and the wallo of Jerusalem round about. innocent blood, which Joab shed, p from t2 Ch. 21. 13. 2 Only, the people sacrificed in high me, and from the house of my father. u ver. 6, 14. places, because there was no house built

32 And the LORD shall return his blood John 14.15, unto the name of the LORD, until those days. upon his own head, who fell upon two

21. 3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walkmen more righteous and better than he, v2 Sa. 3. 37. ing in the statutes of David his father : and slew them with the sword, my father w2 Sa. 3. 27. only he sacrificed and burnt incense in David noto knowing thereof, to wit, Abner -2 Ch.1.3,&c. high places. the son of Ner,w captain of the host of y2 Sa. 20. 10. 4 And the king went to Gibeon* to Israel, and Amasay the son of Jether, -1 Ch. 16. 39. sacrifice there; for that was the great captain of the host of Judah.

high place: a thousand burnt offerings

P verse 5.

b Nu. 12. 6.

9. 4.

y were hot.


God's appearance to Solomon. 1 KINGS, IV.

The wisdom of Solomon. did Solomon offer upon that altar.

B.O. 1014. 23 Then said the king, The one saith, 5 In Gibeon the LORD appeareda to

This is my son that liveth, and thy son is Solomon in a dream by night: and God a chap. 9.2. the dead : and the other saith, Nay; but said, Ask what I shall give thee.

thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

Mat. 1. 20. 6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed

24 And the king said, Bring me a sword.

c Mat.7. 7. unto thy servant David my father great

And they brought a sword before the king.

John 16. 24. thee in truth, and in righteousness, and a chabounty: child in two, and give hall to the one, in uprightnesse of heart with thee; and

and half to the other. thou hast kept for him this great kind- 15. 5. 26 Then spake the woman whose the ness, that thou hast given him a sons to e2 Ki. 20. 3. living child was unto the king, forg her sit on his throne, as it is this day.

Ps. 15. 2. bowels Y yearned upon her son, and she 7 And now, O' LORD my God, thou hast chap: 1. 48. said, O my lord, give her the living child, and made thy servant king instead of David 9 Ge. 43. 30.

in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let

Is. 49. 15. my father; and I am but a little child :h

it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

Je. 31. 20. I know not how to goi out or come in.

Ho. 11. 8.

27 Then the king answered and said, 8 And thy servant is in the midst of

Give her the living child, and in no wise thy people which thou hast chosen,k a hi Ch. 29. 1. slay it: she is the mother thereof. great people, that cannot be? numbered

i Ps. 121. 8.

28 And all Israel heard of the judgment nor counted for multitude.

k De. 7. 6. which the king had judged; and they fear9 Give therefore thy servant an 8 un- 1 Ge. 13. 16. ed the king: for they saw that the wisdom derstanding heart to judger thy people, S hearing. of God was in $him, to doo judgment. that I may discernp between good and m Pr. 2. 3..9.

CHAPTER IV. bad: for who is able to judge this thy so Ja. 1.5. So king Solomon was king over all Israel. great a people ?

n Ps. 72. 1, 2. 2 And these were the princes which he 10 And the speech pleased the Lord, John 5. 30. had ; Azariah, the son of Zadok, n the priest; that Solomon had asked this thing.

Š the midst

3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shi11 And God said unto him, Because I thou

of him.

sha, escribes; Jehoshaphat the son of hast asked this thing, and hast not asked

• Ps. 72. 2; 4. Ahilud, the « recorder. for thyself ^ long life; neither hast asked » He. 5. 14.

4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was riches for thyself, nor hast asked

the life of nor the chief over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar: thine enemies ; but hast asked for thyself


were the priests; understanding to u discern judgment;

a Ro. 8. 26. 5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over 129 Behold, I have done according to thy por, secreta principal officer, and the king's" friend;

Ja. 4. 2.

the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; sou that there was

r 2 Sa. 20. 24.

6 And Ahishar was over the housenone like thee before thee, peither after kor, remem- hold; and Adoniram the son of Abda thee shall any arise like unto thee.


was over the v tribute. 13 And I have also given thee that w 1 many days. 7 And Solomon had twelve officers over which thou hast not asked, both riches* ch. 2. 27,35. all Israel, which provided victuals for the and honour; so thaty there a shall not u hear. king and his household: each man his be any among the kings like unto theet1 John 5.14. month in a year made provision. all thy days.

u1 Ch.27.33. 8 And these are their names : p The 14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to ch.4.29.. 31 son of Hur, in mount Ephraim. keep my statutes and my commandments, 5. 12.

9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and as thy father David did walk, then I will 10.23, 24. in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and lengthen’ thy days.

Ec. 1.13,16. Elon-beth-hanan. 15 And Solomon awoke ; and, behold, it vor, levy, was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem,

chap. 5. 14. to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land

10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth;

20 Mat. 6. 33. and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offer, «ch. 4.21,24.

Ep. 3. 20.

of Hepher.

11 The o son of Abinadab, in all the ings, and offered peace offerings, and Pr. 3. 16. region of Dor; which had Taphath the made a feasta to all his servants.

y ch.10.23..29 daughter of Solomon to wife. 16 Then came there two women, that hath 12 Baana, the son of Ahilud ; to him were harlots, unto the king, and stood be- not been. pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all foreb him.

por,Ben-hur. Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah be17 And the one woman said, O my lord, Iloor, Ben-de- neath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abeland this woman dwell in one house; and I was kar. meholah, even unto the place that is bedelivered of a child with her in the house. z De. 25. 15. yond Jokneam.

18 And it came to pass, the third day Ps. 21. 4. 13 The X son of Geber, in Ramoth-giafter that I was delivered, that this wo- 91. 16. lead; to him pertained the towns of Jair man was delivered also: and we were to- Pr. 3. 2.

the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; gether; there was no stranger with us in

1 Ti. 4. 8,

to him also pertained the region of d Argob, the house, save we two in the house.

tor, Ben-he

which is in Bashan, threescore great

sed. 19. And this woman's child died in the por, Ben-abi- cities, with walls and brazen bars. night; because she overlaid it.


14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo had y Ma. 20 Ånd she arose at midnight, and took

hanaim. my son from beside me, while thine hand.

a chap. 8. 65.

15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also maid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and Mar. 6. 21. took Basmath the daughter of' Solomon laid her dead child in my bosom.

6 Nu, 27. 2. to wife. 21 And when I rose in the morning to give

xor, Ben-ge. 16 Baanah the son of Hushai was in my child suck, behold, it was dead; but

Asher and in Aloth. when I had considered it in the morning, Nu. 32. 41. 17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah in behold, it was not my son which I did bear. a De. 3. 4, 8. Issachar.

22 And the other woman said, Nay; e Job 24. 16. 18 Shimei the son of Elah in Benjamin. but the living is my son, and the dead is Ps. 139. 11. 19 Geber the son of Uri was in the thy

son. And this said, No; but the dead y or, to Ma- country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus hanaim. king of the Amorites, and of Og king of they spake before the king.

Bashan ; and he was the only officer which

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