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cost fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she **... was a virgin; and t Amnon thought it to a, hard for him to do any thing to her. ..o. 3 But Amnon, had a friend, whose o: of name was Jonadab, “the son of Shimeah so so. David's brother: and Jonadab was a very 16.9. subtil man. 4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, to this being the king's son, +lean f from day to !::::: day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon mag. said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister. 5 And Jomadab 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. 6 * 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 a Gen. 1s 6 come, and “make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand. 7 Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat. 8 So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And too.”. she took || flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes. 9 And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to *C*-os i. eat. And Amnon said, “Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him. 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. 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. 12 And she answered him, Nay, my *:::: brother, do not +force me; for of no

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Absalom killeth Amnon. Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone. , of 16 And she said unto him, o. is ot no cause: this evil in sending me away is T greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her. 17 Then he called his servant that mimistered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her. 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. 19 7 And Tamar put "ashes on her of head, and rent her garment of divers co- "is." " lours that was on her, and "laid her hand n Jer, 2.37. on her head, and went on crying. 20 And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath i. thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: ". he is thy brother; fregard not this thing, too." So Tamar remained t desolate in her not. brother Absalom's house. ...” 21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth. 22 And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon “neither good nor bad: for .o.o. Absalom "hated Amnon, because he had pilogo, forced his sister Tamar. 18. 23 T And it came to pass after two full to ears, that Absalom" had sheepshearers in o.o. aal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and isos t Absalom invited all the king's sons. 36. 24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hat sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant. 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. 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? 27 But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him. 28 T Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's 'heart is merry with wine, and off when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then ..."; kill him, fear not: |have not I command-or: ed you? be courageous, and be tvaliant; or, in 39 And the servants of Absalom did joi. unto Amnon as Absalom had command- o ed. Then all the king's sons arose, and . every man +gat him up upon his mule, Yo... and fled. - + Heb. rode. 30 T And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all

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coor the king's sons, and there is not one of cir. ioso. them left. ... 31 Then the king arose, and "tare his

to is is garments, and “lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

to wer. 3. 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 tap

pointment of Absalom this hath been : Or, settled. o from the day that he forced is sister Tamar. 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 Ammon only is dead. 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. 35 And Jomadab said unto the king, ...: Behold, the king's sons come: tas thy to ord of servant said, so it is. "“ 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 to and all his servants wept t wery sore. to 37 But Absalom fled, and went to * ob. 3:3: "Talmai, the son of || Ammihud, king of !..." Geshur. And David mourned for his

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lose son every day. :::::::: , 38 So Absalom fled, and went to "Geshur, and was there three years. ... 39 And the soul of king David ||longed is so to go forth unto Absalom: for he was ugen-38.12 b comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead. CHAP. XIV.

1 Joab, suborning a widow of Tekoah, by a parable to incline the king's heart to }%. home Absalom, bringeth him to Jerusalem. 25 Absalom's beauty, hair, and children. 28 After two years, Absalom by Joab is brought into the king's presence. 1027. No. Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was * ch: 13.30 *toward Absalom. ***** - 2 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 mourni - apparel, and anoint not thyself with † but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead: 3 And come to the king, and speak on #:... this manner unto him. So Joab "put the words in her mouth. 4 " And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she “fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, to Help, O king.

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5 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, “I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead. o 6 And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was t none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him. 7 And, behold, "the whole family is No. 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 fupon the earth. 8 And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee. 9 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. **k. 1o And the king said, Whosoever saith ** ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee any more. 11 Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lond thy God, tthat "... thou wouldest not suffer the revengers jo of blood to destroy any more, lest i. *::::::: destroy my son. And he said, "As the N*** Lond liveth, there shall not one hair of os-i: thy son fall to the earth. 45. Acts 77. 12 Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on. 13 And the woman said, Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thi 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. 14 For we "must needs die, and are as foot; water spilt on the ground, which cannot **** be gathered up again; || neither doth God respect any person: yet, doth he "devise to means, that his banished be not expelled ofrom him. :* -15 Now therefore that I am come to looks 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. 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. 17. Then thine handmaid said, The toes so word of my lord the king shall now be Hoo. ... +comfortable: for 'as an angel of God, so o, . is my lord the king + to discern good and kro.


et Sam. oo.
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to 25, 28.

Refore Cli R is T. 1927.

g See chia. 1.

* Hell, no delirerer he tween thria.

+ Heb. open the face of the earth.

i Gen. r. 13. 1 Nath.25-inMatt, r. ss.

n Judg.or.i. o ch. 13. Jr. 3s.

Or, herowse Ged hark of takes are:

Absalom's beauty, hair, and children. color bad: therefore the Load thy God will be too. with thee. 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. 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: 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. 21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom

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II. *: 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 ...} ce in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king o, fulfilled the request of |his servant. 23 So Joab arose "and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. 24 And the king said, Let him turn to zoo's his own house, and let him “not see my ** face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king's face. ..o.A: 257 t But in all Israel there was none zoos 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 restly. blemish in him. **** , 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. 27 T And "unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance. 28 s So Absalom dwelt two full years - **-** in Jerusalem," and saw not the king's face. 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 conne. 30 Therefore he said unto his serv

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31 Then Joab arose, and came to A salom unto his house, and said unto him Wherefore have thy servants set my fiel on fire?

32 And Absalom answered Joab, Be. hold, 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.

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David fleeth from Jerusalem. 9 And the king said unto him, Go in eace. So he arose, and went to Hebron. 1o 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. 11 And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were 1 called; and they went “in their simplicity, and they knew not anything. 12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel of the Gilonite, David's counseller, from njo is his city, even from "Giloh, while he of. 51. fered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was **** strong; for the people "increased con#. with Absalom. 13 T And there came a messenger to David, saying, "The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom. 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. 15 And the king's servants said unto , the king, Behold, thy servants are read to do o: my lord the king § + appoint. ió And "the king went forth, and all his houshold + after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house. 17 And the king went forth, and all the people after him, and tarried in a place that was far off. 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. 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. 20 Whereas thou camest but yesterday, oo: should I this day timake thee go up and in ring down with us? seeing I go "whither I *** may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee. 21 And Ittai answered the king, and *:::::: said, . As the Lond liveth, and as my lord **** the king liveth, surely in what place m lord the king shall be, whether in deat or life, even there also will thy servant be. 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. 23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also ho over

i i San. 9. 13. & 16.3, 5. k Gen. 20.5.

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n wer. 6. Judg. 9-3.

f ch. 19. 9. 's-3-title.

+ heb. thrust.

+ Heb. choose. q Ps. 3. title. + Heb. at his feet.

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sch. 8. 18.

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He curseth Ahithophel's counsel,

the brook || Kidron, and all the people co, passed over, toward the way of i. * cost derness. Vo 24 T And lo Zadok also, and all the 3:... " Levites were with him, “bearing the ark yeo. of the covenant of God; and they set o' down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city. 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 Load, he “will bring me again, and shew **** me both it, and his habitation: 26 But if he thus say, I have no "de-o: light in thee; behold, here am I, let him ... Kur. do to me as seemeth good unto him. *** * 27 The king said also unto Zadok the too." priest, Art not thou a "seer? return into is the city in peace, and “your two sons of with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan o' " the son of Abiathar. 28 See, ‘I will tarry in the plain of f*.*.* the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me. 29 Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: and they tarried there. 50 " And David went up by the ascent of mount Qlivet, tand wept as he went of" up, and *had his head covered, and he oos. went "barefoot; and all the people that £o. was with him 'covered every man his !--head, and they went up, *weeping as jerus. they went up. k Ps. 126.6. 31, T.And one told David, saying, "Ahi-ko. thophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Lohn, I pray thee, "turn the counsel of Ahitho- to: phel into foolishness. 32 T 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: to the i-o33 Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be "a “**** burden unto me: 34 But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, "I will be thy servant, so to 'sO 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. 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 o- or--> the priests. 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.

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CHAP, XVI. l Ziba, by presents and false suggestions, altaineth his master's inheritance. 5. At Bahurim Shimei curseth David. 9 David with patience abstaineth, and restraineth others, from revenge. 15 Hushai insinuateth himself into Absalom's counsel. 20 Ahithophel's counsel. :*.*.*. ND “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 hun.dred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine. 2 And the king said unto Ziba, What meanest thou by these? And Ziba said, The asses be for the king's houshold to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, io;” “that such as be faint in the wilderness - may drink. 3 And the king said, And where is thy deh. 19. r. master's son? "And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: je said, To day shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father. e Prov. 18. 4 *Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, 13- thine are all that pertained unto Mephi*...* bosheth. And Ziba said, ti humbly beseech thee that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king. 5 T 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 44- T. came forth, and cursed still as he came. :*:::::" ...6 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. 7 And thus said Shimei when he curs** ed, Come out, come out, thou +bloody * Deal. 2 man, and thou "man of Belial: *o- 8. The Load hath "returned upon thee :*::... all 'the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the Load hath delivered the kingdom into *::: the hand of Absalom thy son; and, fbeTo hold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man. 9.7 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this * dead dog "curse my lord the king? let over, I pray thee, and take off his

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Ahithophel’s counsel. 11 And David said to Abishai, and to cłośī. all his servants, Behold, "my son, which lost "came forth of my bowels, seeketh my e... life: how much more now may this Ben- a Gen. is . jamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LoRD hath bidden him. 12 It may be that the Lond will look on mine ||+ affliction, and that the Load lor, trar. will requite me good for his cursing too. this day. - lot. 13 And as David and his men went Ross. 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. - $om 14 And the king, and all the people to" that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there. 15" And "Absalom, and all the people “” is 37. the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. 16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, “David's friend, was come t ch, is 37. unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, t God save the king, God save jo. the king. e king tire. 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? "why wentest thou not with thy friend? 18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; but whom the Load, and this people, and all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be, and with him will I abide. 19 And again, “whom should I serve? “*** should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in d; father's presence, so will I be in thy presence. 20 T Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do. 21 And Ahithophel, said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's 'concubines, go. go which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhor- So. red of thy father: then shall "the hands , o, . . of all that are with thee be strong. Zech. 8. 13. 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. 23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the foracle of ** God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel “both with David and with Absalom.

* CHAP. XVII, 1 Ahithophel's counsel is overthroum by Hushai's, according to God's appointment, lo Secret intelligence is sent into David. 23 Ahithophet hangeth himself. 25 Amasa is made captain. 27 David at Mahanaim is furnished with provision.

Moo Ahithophel said unto

Absalom, Let me now, choose

out twelve thousand men, and I will

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