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          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 1

          1:1. Adam, Seth, Enos,

          1:2. Cainan, Malaleel, Jared,

          1:3. Henoc, Mathusale, Lamech,

          1:4. Noe, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

          1:5. The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and
          Javan, Thubal, Mosoch, Thiras.

          1:6. And the sons of Gomer: Ascenez, and Riphath, and

          1:7. And the sons of Javan: Elisa and Tharsis, Cethim and

          1:8. The sons of Cham: Chus, and Mesrai, and Phut, and

          1:9. And the sons of Chus: Saba, and Hevila, Sabatha, and
          Regma, and Sabathaca. And the sons of Regma: Saba, and

          1:10. Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be mighty upon

          1:11. But Mesraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Laabim, and

          1:12. Phetrusim also, and Casluim: from whom came the
          Philistines, and Caphtorim.

          1:13. And Chanaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and the

          1:14. And the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite, and the

          1:15. And the Hevite, and the Aracite, and the Sinite,

          1:16. And the Aradian, and the Samarite, and the Hamathite.

          1:17. The sons of Sem: Elam and Asur, and Arphaxad, and
          Lud, and Aram, and Hus, and Hul, and Gether, and Mosoch.

          1:18. And Arphaxad begot Sale, and Sale begot Heber.

          1:19. And to Heber were born two sons, the name of the one
          was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided; and
          the name of his brother was Jectan.

          1:20. And Jectan begot Elmodad, and Saleph, and Asarmoth,
          and Jare,

          1:21. And Adoram, and Usal, and Decla,

          1:22. And Hebal, and Abimael, and Saba,

          1:23. And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab. All these are the
          sons of Jectan.

          1:24. Sem, Arphaxad, Sale,

          1:25. Heber, Phaleg, Ragau,

          1:26. Serug, Nachor, Thare,

          1:27. Abram, this is Abraham.

          1:28. And the sons of Abraham, Isaac and Ismahel.

          1:29. And these are the generations of them. The firstborn
          of Ismahel, Nabajoth, then Cedar, and Adbeel, and Mabsam,

          1:30. And Masma, and Duma, Massa, Hadad, and Thema,

          1:31. Jetur, Naphis, Cedma: these are the sons of Ismahel.

          1:32. And the sons of Cetura, Abraham's concubine, whom she
          bore: Zamran, Jecsan, Madan, Madian, Jesboc, and Sue. And
          the sons of Jecsan, Saba, and Dadan. And the sons of Dadan:
          Assurim, and Latussim, and Laomin.

          1:33. And the sons of Madian: Epha, and Epher, and Henoch,
          and Abida, and Eldaa. All these are the sons of Cetura.

          1:34. And Abraham begot Isaac: and his sons were Esau and

          1:35. The sons of Esau: Eliphaz, Rahuel, Jehus, Ihelom, and

          1:36. The sons of Eliphaz: Theman, Omar, Sephi, Gathan,
          Cenez, and by Thamna, Amalec.

          1:37. The sons of Rahuel: Nahath, Zara, Samma, Meza.

          1:38. The sons of Seir: Lotan, Sobal, Sebeon, Ana, Dison,
          Eser, Disan.

          1:39. The sons of Lotan: Hori, Homam. And the sister of
          Lotan was Thamna.

          1:40. The sons of Sobal: Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal,
          Sephi, and Onam. The sons of Sebeon: Aia, and Ana. The son
          of Ana: Dison.

          1:41. The sons of Dison: Hamram, and Eseban, and Jethran,
          and Charan.

          1:42. The sons of Eser: Balaan, and Zavan, and Jacan. The
          sons of Disan: Hus and Aran.

          1:43. Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of
          Edom, before there was a king over the children of Israel:
          Bale the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Denaba.

          1:44. And Bale died, and Jobab the son of Zare of Bosra,
          reigned in his stead.

          1:45. And when Jobab also was dead, Husam of the land of
          the Themanites reigned in his stead.

          1:46. And Husam also died, and Adad the son of Badad
          reigned in his stead, and he defeated the Madianites in the
          land of Moab: the name of his city was Avith.

          1:47. And when Adad also was dead, Semla of Masreca reigned
          in his stead.

          1:48. Semla also died, and Saul of Rohoboth, which is near
          the river, reigned in his stead.

          1:49. And when Saul was dead, Balanan the son of Achobor
          reigned in his stead.

          1:50. He also died, and Adad reigned in his stead: and the
          name of his city was Phau, and his wife was called Meetabel
          the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezaab.

          1:51. And after the death of Adad, there began to be dukes
          in Edom instead of kings: duke Thamna, duke Alva, duke

          1:52. Duke Oolibama, duke Ela, duke Phinon,

          1:53. Duke Cenez, duke Theman, duke Mabsar,

          1:54. Duke Magdiel, duke Hiram. These are the dukes of

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 2

          2:1. And these are the sons of Israel: Ruben, Simeon, Levi,
          Juda, Issachar, and Zabulon,

          2:2. Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Nephtali, Gad, and Aser.

          2:3. The sons of Juda: Her, Onan and Sela. These three were
          born to him of the Chanaanitess the daughter of Sue. And
          Her the firstborn of Juda, was wicked in the sight of the
          Lord, and he slew him.

          2:4. And Thamar his daughter in law bore him Phares and
          Zara.  So all the sons of Juda were five.

          2:5. And the sons of Phares, were Hesron and Hamul.

          2:6. And the sons also of Zare: Zamri, and Ethan, and Eman,
          and Chalchal, and Dara, five in all.

          2:7. And the sons of Charmi: Achar, who troubled Israel,
          and sinned by the theft of the anathema.

          2:8. The sons of Ethan: Azarias,

          2:9. And the sons of Hesron that were born to him:
          Jerameel, and Ram, and Calubi.

          2:10. And Ram begot Aminadab, and Aminadab begot Nahasson,
          prince of the children of Juda.

          2:11. And Nahasson begot Salma, the father of Booz.

          2:12. And Booz begot Obed, and Obed begot Isai.

          2:13. And Isai begot Eliab his firstborn, the second
          Abinadab, the third Simmaa,

          2:14. The fourth, Nathanael, the fifth Raddai,

          2:15. The sixth Asom, the seventh David.

          2:16. And their sisters were Sarvia, and Abigail. The sons
          of Sarvia: Abisai, Joab, and Asael, three.

          2:17. And Abigail bore Amasa, whose father was Jether the

          2:18. And Caleb the son of Hesron took a wife named Azuba,
          of whom he had Jerioth: and her sons were Jaser, and Sobab,
          and Ardon.

          2:19. And when Azuba was dead, Caleb took to wife Ephrata:
          who bore him Hur.

          2:20. And Hur begot Uri: and Uri begot Bezeleel.

          2:21. And afterwards Hesron went in to the daughter of
          Machir the father of Galaad, and took her to wife when he
          was threescore years old: and she bore him Segub.

          2:22. And Segub begot Jair, and he had three and twenty
          cities in the land of Galaad.

          2:23. And he took Gessur, and Aram the towns of Jair, and
          Canath, and the villages thereof, threescore cities. All
          these, the sons of Machir father of Galaad.

          2:24. And when Hesron was dead, Caleb went in to Ephrata.
          Hesron also had to wife Abia who bore him Ashur the father
          of Thecua.

          2:25. And the sons of Jerameel the firstborn of Hesron,
          were Ram his firstborn, and Buna, and Aram, and Asom, and

          2:26. And Jerameel married another wife, named Atara, who
          was the mother of Onam.

          2:27. And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerameel, were
          Moos, Jamin, and Achar.

          2:28. And Onam had sons Semei, and Jada. And the sons of
          Semei: Nadab, and Abisur.

          2:29. And the name of Abisur's wife was Abihail, who bore
          him Ahobban, and Molid.

          2:30. And the sons of Nadab were Saled and Apphaim. And
          Saled died without children.

          2:31. But the son of Apphaim was Jesi: and Jesi begot
          Sesan.  And Sesan begot Oholai.

          2:32. And the sons of Jada the brother of Semei: Jether and
          Jonathan. And Jether also died without children.

          2:33. But Jonathan begot Phaleth, and Ziza. These were the
          sons of Jerameel.

          2:34. And Sesan had no sons, but daughters and a servant an
          Egyptian, named Jeraa.

          2:35. And he gave him his daughter to wife: and she bore
          him Ethei.

          2:36. And Ethei begot Nathan, and Nathan begot Zabad.

          2:37. And Zabad begot Ophlal, and Ophlal begot Obed.

          2:38. Obed begot Jehu, Jehu begot Azarias.

          2:39. Azarias begot Helles, and Helles begot Elasa.

          2:40. Elasa begot Sisamoi, Sisamoi begot Sellum,

          2:41. Sellum begot Icamia, and Icamia begot Elisama.

          2:42. Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerameel were
          Mesa his firstborn, who was the father of Siph: and the
          sons of Maresa father of Hebron.

          2:43. And the sons of Hebron, Core, and Thaphua, and Recem,
          and Samma.

          2:44. And Samma begot Raham, the father of Jercaam, and
          Recem begot Sammai.

          2:45. The son of Sammai, Maon: and Maon the father of

          2:46. And Epha the concubine of Caleb bore Haran, and Mosa,
          and Gezez. And Haran begot Gezez.

          2:47. And the sons of Jahaddai, Rogom, and Joathan, and
          Gesan, and Phalet, and Epha, and Saaph.

          2:48. And Maacha the concubine of Caleb bore Saber, and

          2:49. And Saaph the father of Madmena begot Sue the father
          of Machbena, and the father of Gabaa. And the daughter of
          Caleb was Achsa.

          2:50. These were the sons of Caleb, the son of Hur the
          firstborn of Ephrata, Sobal the father of Cariathiarim.

          2:51. Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hariph the father of

          2:52. And Sobal the father of Cariathiarim had sons: he
          that saw half of the places of rest.

          2:53. And of the kindred of Cariathiarim, the Jethrites,
          and Aphuthites, and Semathites, and Maserites. Of them came
          the Saraites, and Esthaolites.

          2:54. The sons of Salma, Bethlehem, and Netophathi, the
          crowns of the house of Joab, and half of the place of rest
          of Sarai.

          2:55. And the families of the scribes that dwell in Jabes,
          singing and making melody, and abiding in tents. These are
          the Cinites, who came of Calor (Chamath) father of the
          house of Rechab.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 3

          3:1. Now these were the sons of David that were born to him
          in Hebron: the firstborn Amnon of Achinoam the
          Jezrahelitess, the second Daniel of Abigail the

          3:2. The third Absalom the son of Maacha the daughter of
          Tolmai king of Gessur, the fourth Adonias the son of

          3:3. The fifth Saphatias of Abital, the sixth Jethrahem of
          Egla his wife.

          3:4. So six sons were born to him in Hebron, where he
          reigned seven years and six months. And in Jerusalem he
          reigned three and thirty years.

          3:5. And these sons were born to him in Jerusalem: Simmaa,
          and Sobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four of Bethsabee the
          daughter of Ammiel.

          3:6. Jebaar also and Elisama,

          3:7. And Eliphaleth, and Noge, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

          3:8. And Elisama, and Eliada, and Elipheleth, nine:

          3:9. All these the sons of David, beside the sons of the
          concubines: and they had a sister Thamar.

          3:10. And Solomon's son was Roboam: whose son Abia begot
          Asa. And his son was Josaphat,

          3:11. The father of Joram: and Joram begot Ochozias, of
          whom was born Joas:

          3:12. And his son Amasias begot Azarias. And Joathan the
          son of Azarias

          3:13. Begot Achaz, the father of Ezechias, of whom was born

          3:14. And Manasses begot Amon the father of Josias.

          3:15. And the sons of Josias were, the firstborn Johanan,
          the second Joakim, the third Sedecias, the fourth Sellum.

          3:16. Of Joakim was born Jechonias, and Sedecias.

          3:17. The sons of Jechonias were Asir, Salathiel,

          3:18. Melchiram, Phadaia, Senneser and Jecemia, Sama, and

          3:19. Of Phadaia were born Zorobabel and Semei. Zorobabel
          begot Mosollam, Hananias, and Salomith their sister:

          3:20. Hasaba also, and Ohol, and Barachias, and Hasadias,
          Josabhesed, five.

          3:21. And the son of Hananias was Phaltias the father of
          Jeseias, whose son was Raphaia. And his son was Arnan, of
          whom was born Obdia, whose son was Sechenias.

          3:22. The son of Sechenias was Semeia, whose sons were
          Hattus, and Jegaal, and Baria, and Naaria, and Saphat, six
          in number.

          3:23. The sons of Naaria, Elioenai, and Ezechias, and
          Ezricam, three.

          3:24. The sons of Elioenai, Oduia, and Eliasub, and
          Pheleia, and Accub, and Johanan, and Dalaia, and Anani,

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 4

          4:1. The sons of Juda: Phares, Hesron, and Charmi and Hur,
          and Sobal.

          4:2. And Raia the son of Sobal begot Jahath, of whom were
          born Ahumai, and Laad. These are the families of Sarathi.

          4:3. And this is the posterity of Etam: Jezrahel, and
          Jesema, And Jedebos: and the name of their sister was

          4:4. And Phanuel the father of Gedor, and Ezar the father
          of Hosa, these are the sons of Hur the firstborn of
          Ephratha the father of Bethlehem.

          4:5. And Assur the father of Thecua had two wives, Halaa
          and Naara:

          4:6. And Naara bore him Ozam, and Hepher, and Themani, and
          Ahasthari: these are the sons of Naara.

          4:7. And the sons of Halaa, Sereth, Isaar, and Ethnan.

          4:8. And Cos begot Anob, and Soboba, and the kindred of
          Aharehel the son of Arum.

          4:9. And Jabes was more honourable than any of his
          brethren, and his mother called his name Jabes, saying:
          Because I bore him with sorrow.

          4:10. And Jabes called upon the God of Israel, saying: If
          blessing thou wilt bless me, and wilt enlarge my borders,
          and thy hand be with me, and thou save me from being
          oppressed by evil. And God granted him the things he prayed

          4:11. And Caleb the brother of Sua begot Mahir, who was the
          father of Esthon.

          4:12. And Esthon begot Bethrapha, and Phesse, and Tehinna
          father of the city of Naas: these are the men of Recha.

          4:13. And the sons of Cenez were Othoniel, and Saraia. And
          the sons of Othoniel, Hathath, and Maonathi.

          4:14. Maonathi begot Ophra, and Saraia begot Joab the
          father of the Valley of artificers: for artificers were

          4:15. And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephone, were Hir,
          and Ela, and Naham. And the sons of Ela: Cenez.

          4:16. The sons also of Jaleleel: Ziph, and Zipha, Thiria
          and Asrael.

          4:17. And the sons of Esra, Jether, and Mered, and Epher,
          and Jalon, and he begot Mariam, and Sammai, and Jesba the
          father of Esthamo.

          4:18. And his wife Judaia, bore Jared the father of Gedor,
          and Heber the father of Socho, and Icuthiel the father of
          Zanoe. And these are the sons of Bethia the daughter of
          Pharao, whom Mered took to wife.

          4:19. And the sons of his wife Odaia the sister of Naham
          the father of Celia, Garmi, and Esthamo, who was of

          4:20. The sons also of Simon, Amnon, and Rinna the son of
          Hanan, and Thilon. And the sons of Jesi Zoheth, and

          4:21. The sons of Sela the son of Juda: Her the father of
          Lecha, and Laada the father of Maresa, and the families of
          the house of them that wrought fine linen in the House of

          4:22. And he that made the sun to stand, and the men of
          Lying, and Secure, and Burning, who were princes in Moab,
          and who returned into Lahem. Now these are things of old.

          4:23. These are the potters, and they dwelt in Plantations,
          and Hedges, with the king for his works, and they abode

          4:24. The sons of Simeon: Namuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zara,

          4:25. Sellum his son, Mapsam his son, Masma his son.

          4:26. The sons of Masma: Hamuel his son, Zachur his son,
          Semei his son.

          4:27. The sons of Semei were sixteen, and six daughters:
          but his brethren had not many sons, and the whole kindred
          could not reach to the sum of the children of Juda.

          4:28. And they dwelt in Bersabee, and Molada, and

          4:29. And in Bala, and in Asom, and in Tholad,

          4:30. And in Bathuel, and in Horma, and in Siceleg,

          4:31. And in Bethmarchaboth, and in Hasarsusim, and in
          Bethberai, and in Saarim. These were their cities unto the
          reign of David.

          4:32. Their towns also were Etam, and Aen, Remmon, and
          Thochen, and Asan, five cities.

          4:33. And all their villages round about these cities as
          far as Baal. This was their habitation, and the
          distribution of their dwellings.

          4:34. And Mosabab and Jemlech, and Josaphat, the son of

          4:35. And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josabia the son of
          Saraia, the son of Asiel,

          4:36. And Elioenai, and Jacoba, and Isuhaia, and Asaia, and
          Adiel, and Ismiel, and Banaia,

          4:37. Ziza also the son of Sephei the son of Allon the son
          of Idaia the son of Semri the son of Samaia.

          4:38. These were named princes in their kindreds, and in
          the houses of their families were multiplied exceedingly.

          4:39. And they went forth to enter into Gador as far as to
          the east side of the valley, to seek pastures for their

          4:40. And they found fat pastures, and very good, and a
          country spacious, and quiet, and fruitful, in which some of
          the race of Cham had dwelt before.

          4:41. And these whose names are written above, came in the
          days of Ezechias king of Juda: and they beat down their
          tents, and slew the inhabitants that were found there, and
          utterly destroyed them unto this day: and they dwelt in
          their place, because they found there fat pastures.

          4:42. Some also of the children of Simeon, five hundred
          men, went into mount Seir, having for their captains
          Phaltias and Naaria and Raphaia and Oziel the sons of Jesi:

          4:43. And they slew the remnant of the Amalecites, who had
          been able to escape, and they dwelt there in their stead
          unto this day.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 5

          5:1. Now the sons of Ruben the firstborn of Israel, (for he
          was his firstborn: but forasmuch as he defiled his father's
          bed, his first birthright was given to the sons of Joseph
          the son of Israel, and he was not accounted for the

          5:2. But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among
          his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright
          was accounted to Joseph.)

          5:3. The sons then of Ruben the firstborn of Israel were
          Enoch, and Phallu, Esron, and Charmi.

          5:4. The sons of Joel: Samaia his son, Gog his son, Semei
          his son,

          5:5. Micha his son, Reia his son, Baal his son,

          5:6. Beera his son, whom Thelgathphalnasar king of the
          Assyrians carried away captive, and he was prince in the
          tribe of Ruben.

          5:7. And his brethren, and all his kindred, when they were
          numbered by their families, had for princes Jehiel, and

          5:8. And Bala the son of Azaz, the son of Samma, the son of
          Joel, dwelt in Aroer as far as Nebo, and Beelmeon.

          5:9. And eastward he had his habitation as far as the
          entrance of the desert, and the river Euphrates. For they
          possessed a great number of cattle in the land of Galaad.

          5:10. And in the days of Saul they fought against the
          Agarites, and slew them, and dwelt in their tents in their
          stead, in all the country, that looketh to the east of

          5:11. And the children of Gad dwelt over against them in
          the land of Basan, as far as Selcha:

          5:12. Johel the chief, and Saphan the second: and Janai,
          and Saphat in Basan.

          5:13. And their brethren according to the houses of their
          kindreds, were Michael and Mosollam, and Sebe, and Jorai,
          and Jacan, and Zie, and Heber, seven.

          5:14. These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the
          son of Jara, the son of Galaad, the son of Michael, the son
          of Jesisi, the son of Jeddo, the son of Buz.

          5:15. And their brethren the sons of Abdiel, the son of
          Guni, chief of the house in their families,

          5:16. And they dwelt in Galaad, and in Basan and in the
          towns thereof, and in all the suburbs of Saron, unto the

          5:17. All these were numbered in the days of Joathan king
          of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

          5:18. The Sons of Ruben, and of Gad, and of the half tribe
          of Manasses, fighting men, bearing shields, and swords, and
          bending the bow, and trained up to battles, four and forty
          thousand seven hundred and threescore that went out to war.

          5:19. They fought against the Agarites: but the Itureans,
          and Naphis, and Nodab,

          5:20. Gave them help. And the Agarites were delivered into
          their hands, and all that were with them, because they
          called upon God in the battle: and he heard them, because
          they had put their faith in him.

          5:21. And they took all that they possessed, of camels
          fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty
          thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred
          thousand souls.

          5:22. And many fell down slain: for it was the battle of
          the Lord. And they dwelt in their stead till the captivity.

          5:23. And the children of the half tribe of Manasses
          possessed the land, from the borders of Basan unto Baal,
          Hermon, and Sanir, and mount Hermon, for their number was

          5:24. And these were the heads of the house of their
          kindred, Epher, and Jesi, and Eliel, and Esriel, and
          Jeremia, and Odoia, and Jediel, most valiant and powerful
          men, and famous chiefs in their families.

          5:25. But they forsook the God of their fathers, and went
          astray after the gods of the people of the land, whom God
          destroyed before them.

          5:26. And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Phul
          king of the Assyrians. and the spirit of Thelgathphalnasar
          king of Assur: and he carried away Ruben, and Gad, and the
          half tribe of Manasses, and brought them to Lahela, and to
          Habor, and to Ara, and to the river of Gozan, unto this

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 6

          6:1. The sons of Levi were Gerson, Caath, and Merari.

          6:2. The Sons of Caath: Amram, Isaar, Hebron, and Oziel.

          6:3. The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Mary. The
          Sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abiu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

          6:4. Eleazar begot Phinees, and Phinees begot Abisue,

          6:5. And Abisue begot Bocci, and Bocci begot Ozi.

          6:6. Ozi begot Zaraias, and Zaraias begot Maraioth.

          6:7. And Maraioth begot Amarias, and Amarias begot Achitob.

          6:8. Achitob begot Sadoc, and Sadoc begot Achimaas.

          6:9. Achimaas begot Azarias, Azarias begot Johanan,

          6:10. Johanan begot Azarias. This is he that executed the
          priestly office in the house which Solomon built in

          6:11. And Azarias begot Amarias, and Amarias begot Achitob.

          6:12. And Achitob begot Sadoc, and Sadoc begot Sellum,

          6:13. Sellum begot Helcias, and Helcias begot Azarias,

          6:14. Azarias begot Saraias, and Saraias begot Josedec.

          6:15. Now Josedec went out, when the Lord carried away
          Juda, and Jerusalem, by the hands of Nabuchodonosor.

          6:16. So the sons of Levi were Gerson, Caath, and Merari.

          6:17. And these are the names of the sons of Gerson: Lobni
          and Semei.

          6:18. The sons of Caath: Amram, and Isaar, and Hebron, and

          6:19. The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi. And these are
          the kindreds of Levi according to their families.

          6:20. Of Gerson: Lobni his son, Jahath his son, Zamma his

          6:21. Joah his son, Addo his son, Zara his son, Jethrai his

          6:22. The sons of Caath, Aminadab his son, Core his son,
          Asir his son,

          6:23. Elcana his son, Abiasaph his son, Asir his son,

          6:24. Thahath his son, Uriel his son, Ozias his son, Saul
          his son.

          6:25. The sons of Elcana: Amasai, and Achimoth.

          6:26. And Elcana. The sons of Elcana: Sophai his son,
          Nahath his son,

          6:27. Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elcana his son.

          6:28. The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vasseni, and Abia.

          6:29. And the sons of Merari, Moholi: Lobni his son, Semei
          his son, Oza his son,

          6:30. Sammaa his son, Haggia his son, Asaia his son.

          6:31. These are they, whom David set over the singing men
          of the house of the Lord, after that the ark was placed.

          6:32. And they ministered before the tabernacle of the
          testimony, with singing, until Solomon built the house of
          the Lord in Jerusalem, and they stood according to their
          order in the ministry.

          6:33. And these are they that stood with their sons, of the
          sons of Caath, Hemam a singer, the son of Joel, the son of

          6:34. The son of Elcana, the son of Jeroham, the son of
          Eliel, the son of Thohu,

          6:35. The son of Suph, the son of Elcana, the son of
          Mahath, the son of Amasai,

          6:36. The son of Elcana, the son of Johel, the son of
          Azarias, the son of Sophonias,

          6:37. The son of Thahath, the son of Asir, the son of
          Abiasaph, the son of Core,

          6:38. The son of Isaar, the son of Caath, the son of Levi,
          the son of Israel.

          6:39. And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand,
          Asaph the son of Barachias, the son of Samaa.

          6:40. The son of Michael, the son of Basaia, the, son of

          6:41. The son of Athanai, the son of Zara, the son of

          6:42. The son of Ethan, the son of Zamma, the son of Semei.

          6:43. The son of Jeth, the son of Gerson, the son of Levi.

          6:44. And the sons of Merari their brethren, on the left
          hand, Ethan the son of Cusi, the son of Abdi, the son of

          6:45. The son of Hasabia, the son of Amasai, the son of

          6:46. The son of Amasai, the son of Boni, the son of Somer,

          6:47. The son of Moholi, the son of Musi, the son of
          Merari, the son of Levi.

          6:48. Their brethren also the Levites, who were appointed
          for all the ministry of the tabernacle of the house of the

          6:49. But Aaron and his sons offered burnt offerings upon
          the altar of holocausts, and upon the altar of incense, for
          every work of the holy of holies: and to pray for Israel
          according to all that Moses the servant of God had

          6:50. And these are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son,
          Phinees his son, Abisue his son,

          6:51. Bocci his son, Ozi his son, Zarahia his son,

          6:52. Meraioth his son, Amarias his son, Achitob his son,

          6:53. Sadoc his son, Achimaas his son.

          6:54. And these are their dwelling places by the towns and
          confines, to wit, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of
          the Caathites: for they fell to them by lot.

          6:55. And they gave them Hebron in the land of Juda, and
          the suburbs thereof round about:

          6:56. But the fields of the city, and the villages to Caleb
          son of Jephone.

          6:57. And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities for
          refuge Hebron, and Lobna, and the suburbs thereof,

          6:58. And Jether and Esthemo, with their suburbs, and
          Helon, and Dabir with their suburbs:

          6:59. Asan also, and Bethsames, with their suburbs.

          6:60. And out of the tribe of Benjamin: Gabee and its
          suburbs, Almath with its suburbs, Anathoth also with its
          suburbs: all their cities throughout their families were

          6:61. And to the sons of Caath that remained of their
          kindred they gave out of the half tribe of Manasses ten
          cities in possession.

          6:62. And to the sons of Gerson by their families out of
          the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Aser, and
          out of the tribe of Nephtali, and out of the tribe Manasses
          in Basan, thirteen cities.

          6:63. And to the sons of Merari by their families out of
          the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of
          the tribe of Zabulon, they gave by lot twelve cities.

          6:64. And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the
          cities, and their suburbs.

          6:65. And they gave them by lot, out of the tribe of the
          sons of Juda, and out of the tribe of the sons of Simeon,
          and out of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities
          which they called by their names.

          6:66. And to them that were of the kindred of the sons of
          Caath, and the cities in their borders were of the tribe of

          6:67. And they gave the cities of refuge Sichem with its
          suburbs in mount Ephraim, and Gazer with its suburbs,

          6:68. Jecmaan also with its suburbs, and Beth-horon in like

          6:69. Helon also with its suburbs, and Gethremmon in like

          6:70. And out of the half tribe of Manasses, Aner and its
          suburbs, Baalam and its suburbs, to wit, to them that were
          left of the family of the sons of Caath.

          6:71. And to the sons of Gersom, out the kindred of the
          half tribe of Manasses, Gaulon, in Basan, and its suburbs,
          and Astharoth with its suburbs.

          6:72. Out of the tribe of Issachar, Cedes and its suburbs,
          and Dabereth with its suburbs;

          6:73. Ramoth also and its suburbs, and Anem with its

          6:74. And out of the tribe of Aser: Masal with its suburbs,
          and Abdon in like manner;

          6:75. Hucac also and its suburbs, and Rohol with its

          6:76. And out of the tribe of Nephtali, Cedes in Galilee
          and its suburbs, Hamon with its suburbs, and Cariathaim,
          and its suburbs.

          6:77. And to the sons of Merari that remained: out of the
          tribe of Zabulon, Remmono and its suburbs, and Thabor with
          its suburbs.

          6:78. Beyond the Jordan also over against Jericho, on the
          east side of the Jordan and out of the tribe of Ruben,
          Bosor in the wilderness with its suburbs, and Jassa with
          its suburbs;

          6:79. Cademoth also and its suburbs, and Mephaath with its

          6:80. Moreover also out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in
          Galaad and its suburbs, and Manaim with its suburbs;

          6:81. Hesebon also with its suburbs, and Jazer with its

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 7

          7:1. Now the sons of Issachar were Thola, and Phua, Jasub
          and Simeron, four.

          7:2. The sons of Thola: Ozi and Raphaia, and Jeriel, and
          Jemai, and Jebsem, and Samuel, chiefs of the houses of
          their kindreds.  Of the posterity of Thola were numbered in
          the days of David, two and twenty thousand six hundred most
          valiant men.

          7:3. The sons of Ozi: Izrahia, of whom were born Michael,
          and Obadia, and Joel, and Jesia, five all great men.

          7:4. And there were with them by their families and
          peoples, six and thirty thousand most valiant men ready for
          war: for they had many wives and children.

          7:5. Their brethren also throughout all the house of
          Issachar, were numbered fourscore and seven thousand most
          valiant men for war.

          7:6. The sons of Benjamin were Bela, and Bechor, and
          Jadihel, three.

          7:7. The sons of Bela: Esbon, and Ozi, and Ozial, and
          Jerimoth and Urai, five chiefs of their families, and most
          valiant warriors, and their number was twenty-two thousand
          and thirty-four.

          7:8. And the sons of Bechor were Zamira, and Joas, and
          Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Amai, and Jerimoth, and Abia,
          and Anathoth, and Almath: all these were the sons of

          7:9. And they were numbered by the families, heads of their
          kindreds, most valiant men for war, twenty thousand and two

          7:10. And the son of Jadihel: Balan. And the sons of Balan:
          Jehus and Benjamin, and Aod, and Chanana, and Zethan and
          Tharsis, and Ahisahar.

          7:11. All these were sons of Jadihel, heads of their
          kindreds, most valiant men, seventeen thousand and two
          hundred fifty to go out to war.

          7:12. Sepham also and Hapham the sons of Hir: and Hasim the
          sons of Aher.

          7:13. And the sons of Nephtali were Jasiel, and Guni, and
          Jezer, and Sellum, sons of Bala.

          7:14. And the son of Manasses, Ezriel: and his concubine
          the Syrian bore Machir the father of Galaad.

          7:15. And Machir took wives for his sons Happhim, and
          Saphan: and he had a sister named Maacha: the name of the
          second was Salphaad, and Salphaad had daughters.

          7:16. And Maacha the wife of Machir bore a son, and she
          called his name Phares: and the name of his brother was
          Sares: and his sons were Ulam and Recen.

          7:17. And the son of Ulam, Baden. These are the sons of
          Galaad, the son of Machir, the son of Manasses.

          7:18. And his sister named Queen bore Goodlyman, and
          Abiezer, and Mohola.

          7:19. And the sons of Semida were Ahiu, and Sechem, and
          Leci and Aniam.

          7:20. And the sons of Ephraim were Suthala, Bared his son,
          Thahath his son, Elada his son, Thahath his son, and his
          son Zabad,

          7:21. And his son Suthala, and his son Ezer, and Elad: and
          the men of Geth born in the land slew them, because they
          came down to invade their possessions.

          7:22. And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his
          brethren came to comfort him.

          7:23. And he went in to his wife: and she conceived and
          bore a son, and he called his name Beria, because he was
          born when it went evil with his house:

          7:24. And his daughter was Sara, who built Bethoron, the
          nether and the upper, and Ozensara.

          7:25. And Rapha was his son, and Reseph, and Thale, of whom
          was born Thaan,

          7:26. Who begot Laadan: and his son was Ammiud, who begot

          7:27. Of whom was born Nun, who had Josue for his son.

          7:28. And their possessions and habitations were Bethel
          with her daughters, and eastward Noran, and westward Gazer
          and her daughters, Sichem also with her daughters, as far
          as Asa with her daughters.

          7:29. And by the borders of the sons of Manasses Bethsan
          and her daughters, Thanach and her daughters, Mageddo and
          her daughters: Dor and her daughters: in these dwelt the
          children of Joseph, the son of Israel.

          7:30. The children of Aser were Jemna, and Jesua, and
          Jessui, and Baria, and Sara their sister.

          7:31. And the sons of Baria: Haber, and Melchiel: he is the
          father of Barsaith.

          7:32. And Heber begot Jephlat, and Somer, and Hotham, and
          Suaa their sister.

          7:33. The sons of Jephlat: Phosech, and Chamaal, and Asoth:
          these are the sons of Jephlat.

          7:34. And the sons of Somer: Ahi, and Roaga and Haba, and

          7:35. And the sons of Helem his brother: Supha, and Jemna,
          and Selles, and Amal.

          7:36. The sons of Supha: Sue, Hernapher, and Sual, and
          Beri, and Jamra.

          7:37. Bosor and Hod, and Samma, and Salusa, and Jethran,
          and Bera.

          7:38. The sons of Jether: Jephone, and Phaspha, and Ara.

          7:39. And the sons of Olla: Aree, and Haniel, and Resia.

          7:40. All these were sons of Aser, heads of their families,
          choice and most valiant captains of captains: and the
          number of them that were of the age that was fit for war,
          was six and twenty thousand.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 8

          8:1. Now Benjamin begot Bale his firstborn, Asbel the
          second, Ahara the third,

          8:2. Nohaa the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

          8:3. And the sons of Bale were Addar, and Gera, and Abiud,

          8:4. And Abisue, and Naaman, and Ahoe,

          8:5. And Gera, and Sephuphan, and Huram.

          8:6. These are the sons of Abed, heads of families that
          dwelt in Gabaa, who were removed into Manahath.

          8:7. And Naaman, and Achia, and Gera he removed them, and
          begot Oza, and Ahiud.

          8:8. And Saharim begot in the land of Moab, after he sent
          away Husim and Bara his wives.

          8:9. And he begot of Hodes his wife Jobab, and Sebia, and
          Mosa, and Molchom,

          8:10. And Jehus and Sechia, and Marma. These were his sons
          heads of their families.

          8:11. And Mehusim begot Abitob, and Elphaal.

          8:12. And the sons of Elphaal were Heber, and Misaam, and
          Samad: who built Ono, and Lod, and its daughters.

          8:13. And Baria, and Sama were heads of their kindreds that
          dwelt in Aialon: these drove away the inhabitants of Geth.

          8:14. And Ahio, and Sesac, and Jerimoth,

          8:15. And Zabadia, and Arod, and Heder,

          8:16. And Michael, and Jespha, and Joha, the sons of Baria.

          8:17. And Zabadia, and Mosollam, Hezeci, and Heber,

          8:18. And Jesamari, and Jezlia, and Jobab, sons of Elphaal,

          8:19. And Jacim, and Zechri, and Zabdi,

          8:20. And Elioenai, and Selethai, and Elial,

          8:21. And Adaia, and Baraia, and Samareth, the sons of

          8:22. And Jespham, and Heber, and Eliel,

          8:23. And Abdon, and Zechri, and Hanan,

          8:24. And Hanania, and Elam, and Anathothia.

          8:25. And Jephdaia, and Phanuel the sons of Sesac.

          8:26. And Samsari, and Sohoria and Otholia,

          8:27. And Jersia, and Elia, and Zechri, the sons of

          8:28. These were the chief fathers, and heads of their
          families who dwelt in Jerusalem.

          8:29. And at Gabaon dwelt Abigabaon, and the name of his
          wife was Maacha:

          8:30. And his firstborn son Abdon, and Sur, and Cis, and
          Baal, and Nadab,

          8:31. And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher, and Macelloth:

          8:32. And Macelloth begot Samaa: and they dwelt over
          against their brethren in Jerusalem with their brethren.

          8:33. And Ner begot Cis and Cis begot Saul. And Saul begot
          Jonathan and Melchisua, and Abinadab, and Esbaal.

          8:34. And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal
          begot Micha.

          8:35. And the sons of Micha were Phithon, and Melech, and
          Tharaa, and Ahaz.

          8:36. And Ahaz begot Joada: and Joada begot Alamath, and
          Azmoth, and Zamri: and Zamri begot Mosa,

          8:37. And Mosa begot Banaa, whose son was Rapha, of whom
          was born Elasa, who begot Asel.

          8:38. And Asel had six sons whose names were Ezricam,
          Bochru, Ismahel, Saris, Obdia, and Hanan. All these were
          the sons of Asel.

          8:39. And the sons of Esec, his brother, were Ulam the
          firstborn, and Jehus the second, and Eliphalet the third.

          8:40. And the sons of Ulam were most valiant men, and
          archers of great strength: and they had many sons and
          grandsons, even to a hundred and fifty. All these were
          children of Benjamin.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 9

          9:1. And all Israel was numbered: and the sum of them was
          written in the book of the kings of Israel, and Juda: and
          they were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.

          9:2. Now the first that dwelt in their possessions, and in
          their cities, were the Israelites, and the priests, and the
          Levites, and the Nathineans.

          9:3. And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Juda, and of
          the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim,
          and of Manasses.

          9:4. Othei the son of Ammiud, the son of Amri, the son of
          Omrai, the son of Bonni of the sons of Phares the son of

          9:5. And of Siloni: Asaia the firstborn, and his sons.

          9:6. And of the sons of Zara: Jehuel and their brethren,
          six hundred and ninety.

          9:7. And of the sons of Benjamin: Salo the son of Mosollam,
          the son of Oduia, the son of Asana:

          9:8. And Jobania the son of Jeroham: and Ela the son of
          Ozi, the son of Mochori and Mosallam the son of Saphatias,
          the son of Rahuel, the son of Jebania:

          9:9. And their brethren by their families, nine hundred and
          fifty-six. All these were heads of their families, by the
          houses of their fathers.

          9:10. And of the priests: Jedaia, Joiarib, and Jachin:

          9:11. And Azarias the son of Helcias, the son of Mosollam,
          the son of Sadoc, the son of Maraioth, the son of Achitob,
          high priest of the house of God.

          9:12. And Adaias the son of Jeroham, the son of Phassur,
          the son of Melchias, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son
          of Jezra, the son of Mosollam, the son of Mosollamith, the
          son of Emmer.

          9:13. And their brethren heads in their families a thousand
          seven hundred and threescore, very strong and able men for
          the work of the ministry in the house of God.

          9:14. And of the Levites: Semeia the son of Hassub the son
          of Ezricam, the son of Hasebia of the sons of Merari.

          9:15. And Bacbacar the carpenter, and Galal, and Mathania
          the son of Micha, the son of Zechri the son of Asaph:

          9:16. And Obdia the son of Semeia, the son of Galal, the
          son of Idithum: and Barachia the son of Asa, the son of
          Elcana, who dwelt in the suburbs of Netophati.

          9:17. And the porters were Sellum, and Accub, and Telmon,
          and Ahiman: and their brother Sellum was the prince,

          9:18. Until that time, in the king's gate eastward, the sons
          of Levi waited by their turns.

          9:19. But Sellum the son of Core, the son of Abiasaph, the
          son of Core, with his brethren and his father's house, the
          Corites were over the works of the service, keepers of the
          gates of the tabernacle: and their families in turns were
          keepers of the entrance of the camp of the Lord.

          9:20. And Phinees the son of Eleazar, was their prince
          before the Lord,

          9:21. And Zacharias the son of Mosollamia, was porter of
          the gate of the tabernacle of the testimony:

          9:22. All these that were chosen to be porters at the
          gates, were two hundred and twelve: the they were
          registered in their proper towns: whom David and Samuel the
          seer appointed in their trust.

          9:23. As well them as their sons, to keep the gates of the
          house of the Lord, and the tabernacle by their turns.

          9:24. In four quarters were the porters: that is to say,
          toward the east, and west, and north, and south.

          9:25. And their brethren dwelt in village, and came upon
          their sabbath days from time to time.

          9:26. To these four Levites were committed the whole number
          of the porters, and they were over the chambers, and
          treasures, of the house of the Lord.

          9:27. And they abode in their watches round about the
          temple of the Lord: that when it was time, they might open
          the gates in the morning.

          9:28. And some of their stock had the charge of the vessels
          for the ministry: for the vessels were both brought in and
          carried out by number.

          9:29. Some of them also had the instruments of the
          sanctuary committed unto them, and the charge of the fine
          flour, and wine, and oil, and frankincense, and spices.

          9:30. And the sons of the priests made the ointments of the

          9:31. And Mathathias a Levite, the firstborn of Sellum the
          Corite, was overseer of such things as were fried the

          9:32. And some of the sons of Caath their brethren, were
          over the loaves of proposition, to prepare always new for
          every sabbath.

          9:33. These are the chief of the singing men of the
          families of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers, by the
          temple, that they might serve continually day and night in
          their ministry.

          9:34. The heads of the Levites, princes in their families,
          abode in Jerusalem.

          9:35. And in Gabaon dwelt Jehiel the father of Gabaon, and
          the name of his wife was Maacha:

          9:36. His firstborn son Abdon, and Sur, and Cis, and Baal,
          and Ner, and Nadab,

          9:37. Gedor also, and Ahio, and Zacharias, and Macelloth.

          9:38. And Macelloth begot Samaan: these dwelt over against
          their brethren in Jerusalem, with their brethren.

          9:39. Now Ner begot Cis: and Cis begot Saul: and Saul begot
          Jonathan and Melchisua, and Abinadab, and Esbaal.

          9:40. And the son of Jonathan, was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal
          begot Micha.

          9:41. And the sons of Micha, were Phithon, and Melech, and
          Tharaa, and Ahaz.

          9:42. And Ahaz begot Jara, and Jara begot Alamath, and
          Azmoth, and Zamri. And Zamri begot Mosa.

          9:43. And Mosa begot Banaa: whose son Raphaia begot Elasa:
          of whom was born Asel.

          9:44. And Asel had six sons whose names are, Ezricam
          Bochru, Ismahel, Saria, Obdia, Hanan: these are the sons of

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 10

          10:1. Now the Philistines fought against Israel, and the
          men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell
          down wounded in mount Gelboe.

          10:2. And the Philistines drew near pursuing after Saul,
          and his sons, and they killed Jonathan, and Abinadab, and
          Melchisua the sons of Saul.

          10:3. And the battle grew hard against Saul and the archers
          reached him, and wounded him with arrows.

          10:4. And Saul said to his armourbearer: Draw thy sword,
          and kill me: lest these uncircumcised come, and mock me.
          But his armourbearer would not, for he was struck with
          fear: so Saul took his sword, and fell upon it.

          10:5. And when his armourbearer saw it, to wit, that Saul
          was dead, he also fell upon his sword and died.

          10:6. So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house
          fell together.

          10:7. And when the men of Israel, that dwelt in the plains,
          saw this, they fled: and Saul and his sons being dead, they
          forsook their cities, and were scattered up and down: and
          the Philistines came, and dwelt in them.

          10:8. And the next day the Philistines taking away the
          spoils of them that were slain, found Saul and his sons
          lying on mount Gelboe.

          10:9. And when they had stripped him, and out off his head,
          and taken away his armour, they sent it into their land, to
          be carried about, and shewn in the temples of the idols and
          to the people.

          10:10. And his armour they dedicated in the temple of their
          god, and his head they fastened up in the temple of Dagon.

          10:11. And when the men of Jabes Galaad had heard this, to
          wit, all that the Philistines had done to Saul,

          10:12. All the valiant men of them arose, and took the
          bodies of Saul and of his sons, and brought them to Jabes,
          and buried their bones under the oak that was in Jabes, and
          they fasted seven days.

          10:13. So Saul died for his iniquities, because he
          transgressed the commandment of the Lord, which he had
          commanded, and kept it not: and moreover consulted also a

          10:14. And trusted not in the Lord: therefore he slew him,
          and transferred his kingdom to David the son of Isai.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 11

          11:1. Then all Israel gathered themselves to David in
          Hebron, saying: We are thy bone, and thy flesh.

          11:2. Yesterday also, and the day before when Saul was
          king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in
          Israel: for the Lord thy God said to thee: Thou shalt feed
          my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over them.

          11:3. So all the ancients of Israel came to the king to
          Hebron, and David made a covenant with them before the
          Lord: and they anointed him king over Israel according to
          the word of the Lord which he spoke in the hand of Samuel.

          11:4. And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is
          Jebus, where the Jebusites were the inhabitants of the

          11:5. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David: Thou
          shalt not come in here. But David took the castle of Sion,
          which is the city of David.

          11:6. And he said: Whosoever shall first strike the
          Jebusites, shall be the head and chief captain. And Joab
          the son of Sarvia went up first, and was made the general.

          11:7. And David dwelt in the castle, and therefore it was
          called the city of David,

          11:8. And he built the city round about from Mello all
          round, and Joab built the rest of the city.

          11:9. And David went on growing and increasing, and the
          Lord of hosts was with him.

          11:10. These are the chief of the valiant man of David, who
          helped him to be made king over all Israel, according to
          the word of the Lord, which he spoke to Israel.

          11:11. And this is the number of the heroes of David:
          Jesbaam the son of Hachamoni the chief among the thirty: he
          lifted up his spear against three hundred wounded by him at
          one time.

          11:12. And after him was Eleazar his uncle's son the
          Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties.

          11:13. He was with David in Phesdomim, when the Philistines
          were gathered to that place to battle: and the field of
          that country was full of barley, and the people fled from
          before the Philistines.

          11:14. But these men stood in the midst of the field, and
          defended it: and they slew the Philistines, and the Lord
          gave a great deliverance to his people.

          11:15. And three of the thirty captains went down to the
          rock, wherein David was, to the cave of Odollam, when the
          Philistines encamped in the valley of Raphaim.

          11:16. And David was in a hold, and the garrison of the
          Philistines in Bethlehem.

          11:17. And David longed, and said: O that some man would
          give me water of the cistern of Bethlehem, which is in the

          11:18. And these three broke through the midst of the camp
          of the Philistines, and drew water out of the cistern of
          Bethlehem, which was in the gate, and brought it to David
          to drink: and he would not drink of it, but rather offered
          it to the Lord,

          11:19. Saying: God forbid that I should do this in the
          sight of my God, and should drink the blood of these men:
          for with the danger of their lives they have brought me the
          water. And therefore he would not drink. These things did
          the three most valiant.

          11:20. And Abisai the brother of Joab, he was chief of
          three, and he lifted up his spear against three hundred
          whom he slew, and he was renowned among the three,

          11:21. And illustrious among the second three, and their
          captain: but yet he attained not to the first three.

          11:22. Banaias the son of Joiada a most valiant man, of
          Cabseel, who had done many acts: he slew the two ariels of
          Moab: and he went down, and killed a lion in the midst of a
          pit in the time of snow.

          11:23. And he slew an Egyptian, whose stature was of five
          cubits, and who had a spear like a weaver's beam: and he
          went down to him with a staff, and plucked away the spear,
          that he held in his hand, and slew him with his own spear.

          11:24. These things did Banaias the son of Joiada, who was
          renowned among the three valiant ones,

          11:25. And the first among the thirty, but yet to the three
          he attained not: and David made him of his council.

          11:26. Moreover the most valiant men of the army, were
          Asahel brother of Joab, and Elchanan the son of his uncle
          of Bethlehem,

          11:27. Sammoth an Arorite, Helles a Phalonite,

          11:28. Ira the son of Acces a Thecuite, Abiezer an

          11:29. Sobbochai a Husathite, Ilai an Ahohite,

          11:30. Maharai a Netophathite, Heled the son of Baana a

          11:31. Ethai the son of Ribai of Gabaath of the sons of
          Benjamin, Banai a Pharathonite,

          11:32. Hurai of the torrent Gaas, Abiel an Arbathite,
          Azmoth a Bauramite, Eliaba a Salabonite,

          11:33. The sons of Assem a Gezonite, Jonathan the son of
          Sage an Ararite,

          11:34. Ahiam the son of Sachar an Ararite,

          11:35. Eliphal the son of Ur,

          11:36. Hepher a Mecherathite, Ahia a Phelonite,

          11:37. Hesro a Carmelite, Naarai the son of Azbai,

          11:38. Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibahar the son of

          11:39. Selec an Ammonite, Naharai a Berothite, the
          armourbearer of Joab the son of Sarvia.

          11:40. Ira a Jethrite, Gareb a Jethrite,

          11:41. Urias a Hethite, Zabad the son of Oholi,

          11:42. Adina the son of Siza a Rubenite the prince of the
          Rubenites, and thirty with him:

          11:43. Hanan the son of Maacha, and Josaphat a Mathanite,

          11:44. Ozia an Astarothite, Samma, and Jehiel the sons of
          Hotham an Arorite,

          11:45. Jedihel the son of Zamri, and Joha his brother a

          11:46. Eliel a Mahumite, and Jeribai, and Josaia the sons
          of Elnaim, and Jethma a Moabite, Eliel, and Obed, and
          Jasiel of Masobia.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 12

          12:1. Now these are they that came to David to Siceleg,
          while he yet fled from Saul the son of Cis, and they were
          most valiant and excellent warriors,

          12:2. Bending the bow, and using either hand in hurling
          stones with slings, and shooting arrows: of the brethren of
          Saul of Benjamin.

          12:3. The chief was Ahiezer, and Joas, the sons of Samoa of
          Gabaath, and Jaziel, and Phallet the sons of Azmoth, and
          Beracha, and Jehu an Anathothite.

          12:4. And Samaias of Gabaon, the stoutest amongst the
          thirty and over the thirty; Jeremias, and Jeheziel and
          Johanan, and Jozabad of Gaderoth;

          12:5. And Eluzai, and Jerimuth, and Baalia, and Samaria,
          and Saphatia the Haruphite;

          12:6. Elcana, and Jesia, and Azareel, and Joezer, and
          Jesbaam of Carehim:

          12:7. And Joela, and Zabadia the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.

          12:8. From Gaddi also there went over to David, when he lay
          hid in the wilderness most valiant men, and excellent
          warriors, holding shield and spear: whose faces were like
          the faces of a lion, and they were swift like the roebucks
          on the mountains.

          12:9. Ezer the chief, Obdias the second, Eliab the third,

          12:10. Masmana the fourth, Jeremias the fifth,

          12:11. Ethi the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

          12:12. Johanan the eighth, Elzebad the ninth,

          12:13. Jerenias the tenth, Machbani the eleventh,

          12:14. These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the army:
          the least of them was captain over a hundred soldiers, and
          the greatest over a thousand.

          12:15. These are they who passed over the Jordan in the
          first month, when it is used to flow over its banks: and
          they put to flight all that dwelt in the valleys both
          toward the east and toward the west.

          12:16. And there came also of the men of Benjamin, and of
          Juda to the hold, in which David abode.

          12:17. And David went out to meet them, and said: If you
          are come peaceably to me to help me, let my heart be joined
          to you: but if you plot against me for my enemies whereas I
          have no iniquity in my hands, let the God of our fathers
          see, and judge.

          12:18. But the spirit came upon Amasai the chief among
          thirty, and he said: We are thine, O David, and for thee, O
          son of Isai: peace, peace be to thee, and peace to thy
          helpers. For thy God helpeth thee. So David received them,
          and made them captains of the band.

          12:19. And there were some of Manasses that went over to
          David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to
          fight: but he did not fight with them: because the lords of
          the Philistines taking counsel sent him back, saying: With
          the danger of our heads he will return to his master Saul.

          12:20. So when he went back to Siceleg, there fled to him
          of Manasses, Ednas and Jozabad, and Jedihel, and Michael,
          and Ednas, and Jozabad, and Eliu, and Salathi, captains of
          thousands in Manasses.

          12:21. These helped David against the rovers: for they were
          all most valiant men, and were made commanders in the army.

          12:22. Moreover day by day there came some to David to help
          him till they became a great number, like the army of God.

          12:23. And this is the number of the chiefs of the army who
          came to David, when he was in Hebron, to transfer to him
          the kingdom of Saul, according to the word of the Lord.

          12:24. The sons of Juda bearing shield and spear, six
          thousand eight hundred well appointed to war.

          12:25. Of the sons of Simeon valiant men for war, seven
          thousand one hundred.

          12:26. Of the sons of Levi, four thousand six hundred.

          12:27. And Joiada prince of the race of Aaron, and with him
          three thousand seven hundred.

          12:28. Sadoc also a young man of excellent disposition, and
          the house of his father, twenty-two principal men.

          12:29. And of the sons of Benjamin the brethren of Saul,
          three thousand: for hitherto a great part of them followed
          the house of Saul.

          12:30. And of the sons of Ephraim twenty thousand eight
          hundred, men of great valour renowned in their kindreds.

          12:31. And of the half tribe of Manasses, eighteen
          thousand, every one by their names, came to make David

          12:32. Also of the sons of Issachar men of understanding,
          that knew all times to order what Israel should do, two
          hundred principal men: and all the rest of the tribe
          followed their counsel.

          12:33. And of Zabulon such as went forth to battle, and
          stood in array well appointed with armour for war, there
          came fifty thousand to his aid, with no double heart.

          12:34. And of Nephtali, a thousand leaders: and with them
          seven and thirty thousand, furnished with shield and spear.

          12:35. Of Dan also twenty-eight thousand six hundred
          prepared for battle.

          12:36. And of Aser forty thousand going forth to fight, and
          challenging in battle.

          12:37. And on the other side of the Jordan of the sons of
          Ruben, and of Gad, and of the half of the tribe of Manasses
          a hundred and twenty thousand, furnished with arms for war.

          12:38. All these men of war well appointed to fight, 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.

          12:39. And they were there with David three days eating and
          drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

          12:40. Moreover they that were near them even as far as
          Issachar, and Zabulon, and Nephtali, brought loaves on
          asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, to eat:
          meal, figs, raisins, wine, oil, and oxen, and sheep in
          abundance, for there was joy in Israel.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 13

          13:1. David consulted with the captains of thousands, and
          of hundreds, and with all the commanders.

          13:2. And he said to all the assembly of Israel: If it
          please you; and if the words which I speak come from the
          Lord our God, let us send to the rest of our brethren into
          all the countries of Israel, and to the priests, and the
          Levites, that dwell in the suburbs of the cities, to gather
          themselves to us,

          13:3. And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for
          we sought it not in the days of Saul.

          13:4. And all the multitude answered that it should be so:
          for the word pleased all the people.

          13:5. So David assembled all Israel from Sihor of Egypt,
          even to the entering into Emath, to bring the ark of God
          from Cariathiarim.

          13:6. And David went up with all the men of Israel to the
          hill of Cariathiarim which is in Juda, to bring thence the
          ark of the Lord God sitting upon the cherubims, where his
          name is called upon.

          13:7. And they carried the ark of God upon a new cart out
          of the house of Abinadab. And Oza and his brother drove the

          13:8. And David and all Israel played before God with all
          their might with hymns, and with harps, and with
          psalteries, and timbrels, and cymbals, and trumpets,

          13:9. And when they came to the floor of Chidon, Oza put
          forth his hand, to hold up the ark: for the ox being wanton
          had made it lean a little on one side.

          13:10. And the Lord was angry with Oza, and struck him,
          because he had touched the ark; and he died there before
          the Lord.

          13:11. And David was troubled because the Lord had divided
          Oza: and he called that place the Breach of Oza to this

          13:12. And he feared God at that time, saying: How can I
          bring in the ark of God to me?

          13:13. And therefore he brought it not home to himself,
          that is, into the city of David, but carried it aside into
          the house of Obededom the Gethite.

          13:14. And the ark of God remained in the house of Obededom
          three months: and the Lord blessed his house, and all that
          he had.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 14

          14:1. And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and
          cedar trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him a

          14:2. And David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him
          king over Israel, and that his kingdom was exalted over his
          people Israel.

          14:3. And David took other wives in Jerusalem: and he begot
          sons, and daughters.

          14:4. Now these are the names of them that were born to him
          in Jerusalem: Samua, and Sobad, Nathan, and Solomon,

          14:5. Jebahar, and Elisua, and Eliphalet,

          14:6. And Noga, and Napheg, and Japhia,

          14:7. Elisama, and Baaliada, and Eliphalet.

          14:8. And the Philistines hearing that David was anointed
          king over all Israel, went all up to seek him: and David
          heard of it, and went out against them.

          14:9. And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the
          vale of Raphaim.

          14:10. And David consulted the Lord, saying: Shall I go up
          against the Philistines, and wilt thou deliver them into my
          hand? And the Lord said to him: Go up, and I will deliver
          them into thy hand.

          14:11. And when they were come to Baalpharasim, David
          defeated them there, and he said: God hath divided my
          enemies by my hand, as waters are divided: and therefore
          the name of that place was called Baalpharasim.

          14:12. And they left there their gods, and David commanded
          that they should be burnt.

          14:13. Another time also the Philistines made an irruption,
          and spread themselves abroad in the valley.

          14:14. And David consulted God again, and God said to him:
          Go not up after them, turn away from them, and come upon
          them over against the pear trees.

          14:15. And when thou shalt hear the sound of one going in
          the tops of the pear trees, then shalt thou go out to
          battle. For God is gone out before thee to strike the army
          of the Philistines.

          14:16. And David did as God had commanded him, and defeated
          the army of the Philistines, slaying them from Gabaon to

          14:17. And the name of David became famous in all
          countries, and the Lord made all nations fear aim.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 15

          15:1. He made also houses for himself in the city of David:
          and built a place for the ark of God, and pitched a
          tabernacle for it.

          15:2. Then David said: No one ought to carry the ark of
          God, but the Levites, whom the Lord hath chosen to carry
          it, and to minister unto himself for ever.

          15:3. And he gathered all Israel together into Jerusalem,
          that the ark of God might be brought into its place, which
          he had prepared for it.

          15:4. And the sons of Aaron also, and the Levites.

          15:5. Of the children of Caath, Uriel was the chief, and
          his brethren a hundred and twenty.

          15:6. Of the sons of Merari, Asaia the chief, and his
          brethren two hundred and twenty.

          15:7. Of the sons of Gersom, Joel the chief, and his
          brethren a hundred and thirty.

          15:8. Of the sons of Elisaphan, Semeias the chief: and his
          brethren two hundred.

          15:9. Of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief: and his
          brethren eighty.

          15:10. Of the sons of Oziel, Aminadab the chief: and his
          brethren a hundred and twelve.

          15:11. And David called Sadoc, and Abiathar the priests,
          and the Levites, Uriel, Asaia, Joel, Semeia, Eliel, and

          15:12. And he said to them: You that are the heads of the
          Levitical families, be sanctified with your brethren, and
          bring the ark of the Lord the God of Israel to the place,
          which is prepared for it:

          15:13. Lest as the Lord at first struck us, because you
          were not present, the same should now also come to pass, by
          our doing some thing against the law.

          15:14. So the priests and the Levites were sanctified, to
          carry the ark of the Lord the God of Israel.

          15:15. And the sons of Levi took the ark of God as Moses
          had commanded, according to the word of the Lord, upon
          their shoulders, with the staves.

          15:16. And David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites, to
          appoint some of their brethren to be singers with musical
          instruments, to wit, on psalteries, and harps, and cymbals,
          that the joyful noise might resound on high.

          15:17. And they appointed Levites, Hemam the son of Joel,
          and of his brethren Asaph the son of Barachias: and of the
          sons of Merari, their brethren: Ethan the son of Casaia.

          15:18. And with them their brethren: in the second rank,
          Zacharias, and Ben, and Jaziel, and Semiramoth, and Jahiel,
          and Ani, and Eliab, and Banaias, and Maasias, and
          Mathathias, and Eliphalu, and Macenias, and Obededom, and
          Jehiel, the porters.

          15:19. Now the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, sounded
          with cymbals of brass.

          15:20. And Zacharias, and Oziel, and Semiramoth, and
          Jehiel, and Ani, and Eliab, and Maasias, and Banaias, sung
          mysteries upon psalteries.

          15:21. And Mathathias, and Eliphalu, and Macenias and
          Obededom, and Jehiel and Ozaziu, sung a song of victory for
          the octave upon harps.

          15:22. And Chonenias chief of the Levites, presided over
          the prophecy, to give out the tunes: for he was very

          15:23. And Barachias, and Elcana, were doorkeepers of the

          15:24. And Sebenias, and Josaphat, and Nathanael, and
          Amasai, and Zacharias, and Banaias, and Eliezer the
          priests, sounded with trumpets, before the ark of God: and
          Obededom and Jehias were porters of the ark.

          15:25. So David and all the ancients of Israel, and the
          captains over thousands, went to bring the ark of the
          covenant of the Lord out of the house of Obededom with joy.

          15:26. And when God had helped the Levites who carried the
          ark of the covenant of the Lord, they offered in sacrifice
          seven oxen, and seven rams.

          15:27. And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and
          all the Levites that carried the ark, and the singing men,
          and Chonenias the ruler of the prophecy among the singers:
          and David also had on him an ephod of linen.

          15:28. And all Israel brought the ark of the covenant of
          the Lord with joyful shouting, and sounding with the sound
          of the cornet, and with trumpets, and cymbals, and
          psalteries, and harps.

          15:29. And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord was
          come to the city of David, Michol the daughter of Saul
          looking out at a window, saw king David dancing and
          playing, and she despised him in her heart.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 16

          16:1. So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the
          midst of the tent, which David had pitched for it: and they
          offered holocausts, and peace offerings before God.

          16:2. And when David had made an end of offering
          holocausts, and peace offerings, he blessed the people in
          the name of the Lord.

          16:3. And he divided to all and every one, both men and
          women, a loaf of bread, and a piece of roasted beef, and
          flour fried with oil.

          16:4. And he appointed Levites to minister before the ark
          of the Lord, and to remember his works, and to glorify, and
          praise the Lord God of Israel.

          16:5. Asaph the chief, and next after him Zacharias:
          moreover Jahiel, and Semiramoth, and Jehiel, and
          Mathathias, and Eliab, and Banaias, and Obededom: and
          Jehiel over the instruments of psaltery, and harps: and
          Asaph sounded with cymbals:

          16:6. But Banaias, and Jaziel the priests, to sound the
          trumpet continually before the ark of the covenant of the

          16:7. In that day David made Asaph the chief to give praise
          to the Lord with his brethren.

          16:8. Praise ye the Lord, and call upon his name: make
          known his doings among the nations.

          16:9. Sing to him, yea, sing praises to him: and relate all
          his wondrous works.

          16:10. Praise ye his holy name: let the heart of them
          rejoice, that seek the Lord.

          16:11. Seek ye the Lord, and his power: seek ye his face

          16:12. Remember his wonderful works, which he hath done:
          his signs, and the judgments of his mouth.

          16:13. O ye seed of Israel his servants, ye children of
          Jacob his chosen.

          16:14. He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the

          16:15. Remember for ever his covenant: the word, which he
          commanded to a thousand generations.

          16:16. The covenant which he made with Abraham: and his
          oath to Isaac.

          16:17. And he appointed the same to Jacob for a precept:
          and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

          16:18. Saying: To thee will I give the land of Chanaan: the
          lot of your inheritance.

          16:19. When they were but a small number: very few and
          sojourners in it.

          16:20. And they passed from nation to nation: and from a
          kingdom to another people.

          16:21. He suffered no man to do them wrong: and reproved
          kings for their sake.

          16:22. Touch not my anointed: and do no evil to my

          16:23. Sing ye to the Lord, all the earth: shew forth from
          day to day his salvation.

          16:24. Declare his glory among the Gentiles: his wonders
          among all people.

          16:25. For the Lord is great and exceedingly to be praised:
          and he is to be feared above all gods.

          16:26. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the
          Lord made the heavens.

          16:27. Praise and magnificence are before him: strength and
          joy in his place.

          16:28. Bring ye to the Lord, O ye families of the nations:
          bring ye to the Lord glory and empire.

          16:29. Give to the Lord glory to his name, bring up
          sacrifice, and come ye in his sight: and adore the Lord in
          holy becomingness.

          16:30. Let all the earth be moved at his presence: for he
          hath founded the world immoveable.

          16:31. Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be glad: and
          let them say among the nations: The Lord hath reigned.

          16:32. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the
          fields rejoice, and all things that are in them.

          16:33. Then shall the trees of the wood give praise before
          the Lord: because he is come to judge the earth.

          16:34. Give ye glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his
          mercy endureth for ever.

          16:35. And say ye: Save us, O God our savior: and gather us
          together, and deliver us from the nations, that we may give
          glory to thy holy name, and may rejoice in singing thy

          16:36. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from eternity
          to eternity: and let all the people say Amen, and a hymn to

          16:37. So he left there before the ark of the covenant of
          the Lord, Asaph and his brethren to minister in the
          presence of the ark continually day by day, and in their

          16:38. And Obededom, with his brethren sixty-eight: and
          Obededom the son of Idithun, and Hosa he appointed to be

          16:39. And Sadoc the priest, and his brethren priests,
          before the tabernacle of the Lord in the high place, which
          was in Gabaon.

          16:40. That they should offer holocausts to the Lord upon
          the altar of holocausts continually, morning and evening,
          according to all that is written in the law of the Lord,
          which he commanded Israel.

          16:41. And after him Heman, and Idithun, and the rest that
          were chosen, every one by his name to give praise to the
          Lord: because his mercy endureth for ever.

          16:42. And Heman and Idithun sounded the trumpet, and
          played on the cymbals, and all kinds of musical instruments
          to sing praises to God: and the sons of Idithun he made

          16:43. And all the people returned to their houses: and
          David to bless also his own house.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 17

          17:1. Now when David was dwelling in his house, he said to
          Nathan the prophet: Behold I dwell in a house of cedar: and
          the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under skins.

          17:2. And Nathan said to David: Do all that is in thy
          heart: for God is with thee.

          17:3. Now that night the word of God came to Nathan,

          17:4. Go, and speak to David my servant: Thus saith the
          Lord: Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in.

          17:5. For I have not remained in a house from the time that
          I brought up Israel, to this day: but I have been always
          changing places in a tabernacle, and in a tent,

          17:6. Abiding with all Israel. Did I ever speak to any one,
          of all the judges of Israel whom I charged to feed my
          people, saying: Why have you not built me a house of cedar?

          17:7. Now therefore thus shalt thou say to my servant
          David: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I took thee from the
          pastures, from following the flock, that thou shouldst be
          ruler of my people Israel.

          17:8. And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast
          gone: and have slain all thy enemies before thee, and have
          made thee a name like that of one of the great ones that
          are renowned in the earth.

          17:9. And I have given a place my people Israel: they shall
          be planted, and shall dwell therein, and shall be moved no
          more, neither shall the children of iniquity waste them, as
          at the beginning,

          17:10. Since the days that I gave judges to my people
          Israel, and have humbled all thy enemies. And I declare to
          thee, that the Lord will build thee a house.

          17:11. And when thou shalt have ended thy days to go to thy
          fathers, I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall
          be of thy sons: and I will establish his kingdom.

          17:12. He shall build me a house, and I will establish his
          throne for ever.

          17:13. I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a
          son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took
          it from him that was before thee.

          17:14. But I will settle him in my house, and in my kingdom
          for ever: and his throne shall be most firm for ever.

          17:15. According to all these words, and according to all
          this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.

          17:16. And king David came and sat before the Lord, and
          said: Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that thou
          shouldst give such things to me?

          17:17. But even this hath seemed little in thy sight, and
          therefore thou hast also spoken concerning the house of thy
          servant for the time to come: and hast made me remarkable
          above all men, O Lord God.

          17:18. What can David add more, seeing thou hast thus
          glorified thy servant, and known him?

          17:19. O Lord, for thy servant's sake, according to thy own
          heart, thou hast shewn all this magnificence, and wouldst
          have all the great things to be known.

          17:20. O Lord there is none like thee: and here is no other
          God beside thee, of all whom we have heard of with our

          17:21. For what other nation is there upon earth like thy
          people Israel, whom God went to deliver, and make a people
          for himself, and by his greatness and terrors cast out
          nations before their face whom he had delivered out of

          17:22. And thou hast made thy people Israel to be thy own
          people for ever, and thou, O Lord, art become their God.

          17:23. Now therefore, O Lord, let the word which thou hast
          spoken to thy servant, and concerning his house, be
          established for ever, and do as thou hast said.

          17:24. And let thy name remain and be magnified for ever:
          and let it be said: The Lord of hosts is God of Israel, and
          the house of David his servant remaineth before him.

          17:25. For thou, O Lord my God, hast revealed to the ear of
          thy servant, that thou wilt build him a house: and
          therefore thy servant hath found confidence to pray before

          17:26. And now O Lord, thou art God: and thou hast promised
          to thy servant such great benefits.

          17:27. And thou hast begun to bless the house of thy
          servant, that it may be always before thee: for seeing thou
          blessest it, O Lord, it shall be blessed for ever.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 18

          18:1. And it came to pass after this, that David defeated
          the Philistines, and humbled them, and took away Geth, and
          her daughters out of the hands of the Philistines,

          18:2. And he defeated Moab, and the Moabites were made
          David's servants, and brought him gifts.

          18:3. At that time David defeated also Adarezer king of
          Soba of the land of Hemath, when he went to extend his
          dominions as far as the river Euphrates.

          18:4. And David took from him a thousand chariots, and
          seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and
          he houghed all the chariot horses, only a hundred chariots,
          which he reserved for himself.

          18:5. And the Syrians of Damascus came also to help
          Adarezer king of Soba: and David slew of them likewise two
          and twenty thousand men.

          18:6. And he put a garrison in Damascus, that Syria also
          should serve him, and bring gifts. And the Lord assisted
          him in all things to which he went.

          18:7. And David took the golden quivers which the servants
          of Adarezer had, and he brought them to Jerusalem.

          18:8. Likewise out of Thebath and Chun, cities of Adarezer,
          he brought very much brass, of which Solomon made the
          brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

          18:9. Now when Thou king of Hemath heard that David had
          defeated all the army of Adarezer king of Soba,

          18:10. He sent Adoram his son to king David to desire peace
          of him, and to congratulate him that he had defeated and
          overthrown Adarezer: for Thou was an enemy to Adarezer.

          18:11. And all the vessels of gold, and silver and brass
          king David consecrated to the Lord, with the silver and
          gold which he had taken from all the nations, as well from
          Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, as from
          the Philistines, and from Amalec.

          18:12. And Abisai the son of Sarvia slew of the Edomites in
          the vale of the saltpits, eighteen thousand:

          18:13. And he put a garrison in Edom, that Edom should
          serve David: and the Lord preserved David in all things to
          which he went.

          18:14. So David reigned over all Israel, and executed
          judgment and justice among all his people.

          18:15. And Joab the son of Sarvia was over the army, and
          Josaphat the son of Ahilud recorder.

          18:16. And Sadoc the son of Achitob, and Achimelech the son
          of Abiathar, were the priests: and Susa, scribe.

          18:17. And Banaias the son of Joiada was over the bands of
          the Cerethi, and the Phelethi: and the sons of David were
          chief about the king.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 19

          19:1. Now it came to pass that Naas the king of the
          children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.

          19:2. And David said: I will shew kindness to Hanon the son
          of Naas: for his father did a favour tome. And David sent
          messengers to comfort him upon the death of his father. But
          when they were come into the land of the children of Ammon,
          to comfort Hanon,

          19:3. The princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanon:
          Thou thinkest perhaps that David to do honour to thy father
          hath sent comforters to thee: and thou dost not take
          notice, that his servants are come to thee to consider, and
          search, and spy out thy land.

          19:4. Wherefore Hanon shaved the heads and beards of the
          servants of David, and cut away their garments from the
          buttocks to the feet, and sent them away.

          19:5. And when they were gone, they sent word to David, who
          sent to meet them (for they had suffered a great affront)
          and ordered them to stay at Jericho till their beards grew
          and then to return.

          19:6. And when the children of Ammon saw that they had done
          an injury to David, Hanon and the rest of the people sent a
          thousand talents of silver, to hire them chariots and
          horsemen out of Mesopotamia and out of Syria Maacha, and
          out of Soba.

          19:7. And they hired two and thirty thousand chariots, and
          the king of Maacha, with his people. And they came and
          camped over against Medaba. And the children of Ammon
          gathered themselves together out of their cities, and came
          to battle.

          19:8. And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the
          army of valiant men:

          19:9. And the children of Ammon came out and put their army
          in array before the gate of the city: and the kings, that
          were come to their aid, stood apart in the field.

          19:10. Wherefore Joab understanding that the battle was set
          against him before and behind, chose out the bravest men of
          all Israel, and marched against the Syrians,

          19:11. And the rest of the people he delivered into the
          hand of Abisai his brother, and they went against the
          children of Ammon.

          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, I will help thee.

          19:13. Be of good courage and let us behave ourselves
          manfully for our people, and for the cities of our God: and
          the Lord will do that which is good in his sight.

          19:14. So Joab and the people that were with him, went
          against the Syrians to the battle: and he put them to

          19:15. And the children of Ammon seeing that the Syrians
          were fled, they likewise fled from Abisai his brother, and
          went into the city: and Joab also returned to Jerusalem.

          19:16. But the Syrians seeing that they had fallen before
          Israel, sent messengers, and brought to them the Syrians
          that were beyond the river: and Sophach, general of the
          army of Adarezer, was their leader.

          19:17. And it was told David, and he gathered together all
          Israel, and passed the Jordan, and came upon them, and put
          his army in array against them, and they fought with him.

          19:18. But the Syrian fled before Israel: and David slew of
          the Syrians seven thousand chariots, and forty thousand
          footmen, and Sophach the general of the army.

          19:19. And when the servants of Adarezer saw themselves
          overcome by Israel, they went over to David, and served
          him: and Syria would not help the children of Ammon any

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 20

          20:1. And it came to pass after the course of a year, at
          the time that kings go out to battle, Joab gathered
          together an army and the strength of the troops, and wasted
          the land of the children of Ammon: and went and besieged
          Rabba. But David stayed at Jerusalem, when Joab smote
          Rabba, and destroyed it.

          20:2. And David took the crown of Melchom from his head,
          and found in it a talent weight of gold, and most precious
          stones, and he made himself a diadem of it: he took also
          the spoils of the city which were very great.

          20:3. And the people that were therein he brought out: and
          made harrows, and sleds, and chariots of iron to go over
          them, so that they were cut and bruised to pieces: in this
          manner David dealt with all the cities of the children of
          Ammon: and he returned with all his people to Jerusalem.

          20:4. After this there arose a war at Gazer against the
          Philistines: in which Sabachai the Husathite slew Saphai of
          the race of Raphaim, and humbled them.

          20:5. Another battle also was fought against the
          Philistines, in which Adeodatus the son of Saltus a
          Bethlehemite slew the brother of Goliath the Gethite, the
          staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.

          20:6. There was another battle also in Geth, in which there
          was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were
          four and twenty, six on each hand and foot: who also was
          born of the stock of Rapha.

          20:7. He reviled Israel: but Jonathan the son of Samaa the
          brother of David slew him. These were the sons of Rapha in
          Geth, who fell by the hand of David and his servants.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 21

          21:1. And Satan rose up against Israel: and moved David to
          number Israel.

          21:2. And David said to Joab, and to the rulers of the
          people: Go, and number Israel from Bersabee even to Dan,
          and bring me the number of them that I may know it.

          21:3. And Joab answered: The Lord make his people a hundred
          times more than they are: but, my lord the king, are they
          not all thy servants: why doth my lord seek this thing,
          which may be imputed as a sin to Israel?

          21:4. But the king's word rather prevailed: and Joab
          departed, and went through all Israel: and returned to

          21:5. And he gave David the number of them, whom he had
          surveyed: and all the number of Israel was found to be
          eleven hundred thousand men that drew the sword: and of
          Juda four hundred and seventy thousand fighting men.

          21:6. But Levi and Benjamin he did not number: for Joab
          unwillingly executed the king's orders.

          21:7. And God was displeased with this thing that was
          commanded: and he struck Israel.

          21:8. And David said to God: I have sinned exceedingly in
          doing this: I beseech thee take away the iniquity of thy
          servant, for I have done foolishly.

          21:9. And the Lord spoke to Gad the seer of David, saying:

          21:10. Go, and speak to David, and tell him: Thus saith the
          Lord: I give thee the choice of three things: choose one
          which thou wilt, and I will do it to thee.

          21:11. And when Gad was come to David, he said to him: Thus
          saith the Lord: choose which thou wilt:

          21:12. Either three years famine: or three months to flee
          from thy enemies, and not to be able to escape their sword:
          or three days to have the sword of the Lord, and pestilence
          in the land, and the angel of the Lord destroying in all
          the coasts of Israel: now therefore see what I shall answer
          him who sent me.

          21:13. And David said to Gad: I am on every side in a great
          strait: but it is better for me to fall into the hands of
          the Lord, for his mercies are many, than into the hands of

          21:14. So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel. And there
          fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

          21:15. And he sent an angel to Jerusalem, to strike it: and
          as he was striking it, the Lord beheld, and took pity for
          the greatness of the evil: and said to the angel that
          destroyed: It is enough, now stop thy hand. And the angel
          of the Lord stood by the thrashingfloor of Ornan the

          21:16. And David lifting up his eyes, saw the angel of the
          Lord standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword
          in his hand, turned against Jerusalem: and both he and the
          ancients clothed in haircloth, fell down flat on the

          21:17. And David said to God: Am not I he that commanded
          the people to be numbered? It is I that have sinned: it is
          I that have done the evil: but as for this flock, what hath
          it deserved? O Lord my God, let thy hand be turned, I
          beseech thee, upon me, and upon my father's house: and let
          not thy people be destroyed.

          21:18. And the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to tell
          David, to go up, and build an altar to the Lord God in the
          thrashingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.

          21:19. And David went up, according to the word of Gad,
          which he spoke to him in the name of the Lord.

          21:20. Now when Ornan looked up, and saw the angel, he and
          his four sons hid themselves: for at that time he was
          thrashing wheat in the floor.

          21:21. And as David was coming to Ornan, Ornan saw him, and
          went out of the thrashingfloor to meet him, and bowed down
          to him with his face to the ground.

          21:22. And David said to him: Give me this place of thy
          thrashingfloor, that I may build therein an altar to the
          Lord: but thou shalt take of me as much money as it is
          worth, that the plague may cease from the people.

          21:23. And Ornan said to David: Take it, and let my lord
          the king do all that pleaseth him: and moreover the oxen
          also I give for a holocaust, and the drays for wood, and
          the wheat for the sacrifice: I will give it all willingly.

          21:24. And king David said to him: It shall not be so, but
          I will give thee money as much as it is worth: for I must
          not take it from thee, and so offer to the Lord holocausts
          free cost.

          21:25. So David gave to Ornan for the place, six hundred
          sicles of gold of just weight.

          21:26. And he built there an altar to the Lord: and he
          offered holocausts, and peace offerings, and he called upon
          the Lord, and he heard him by sending fire from heaven upon
          the altar of the holocaust.

          21:27. And the Lord commanded the angel: and he put up his
          sword again into the sheath.

          21:28. And David seeing that the Lord had heard him in the
          thrashingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, forthwith offered
          victims there.

          21:29. But the tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses made in
          the desert, and the altar of holocausts, was at that time
          in the high place of Gabaon.

          21:30. And David could not go to the altar there to pray to
          God: for he was seized with an exceeding great fear, seeing
          the sword of the angel of the Lord.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 22

          22:1. Then David said: This is the house of God, And this
          is the altar for the holocaust of Israel.

          22:2. And he commanded to gather together all the
          proselytes of the land of Israel, and out of them he
          appointed stonecutters to hew stones and polish them, to
          build the house of God.

          22:3. And David prepared in abundance iron for the nails of
          the gates, and for the closures and joinings: and of brass
          an immense weight.

          22:4. And the cedar trees were without number, which the
          Sidonians, and Tyrians brought to David.

          22:5. And David said: Solomon my son is very young and
          tender, and the house which I would have to be built to the
          Lord, must be such as to be renowned in all countries:
          therefore I will prepare him necessaries. And therefore
          before his death he prepared all the charges.

          22:6. And he called for Solomon his son: and commanded him
          to build a house to the Lord the God of Israel.

          22:7. And David said to Solomon: My son, it was my desire
          to have built a house to the name of the Lord my God.

          22:8. But the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Thou
          hast shed much blood, and fought many battles, so thou
          cannot not build house to my name, after shedding so much
          blood before me:

          22:9. The son, that shall be born to thee, shall be a most
          quiet man: for I will make him rest from all his enemies
          round about: and therefore he shall be called Peaceable:
          and I will give peace and quietness to Israel all his days.

          22:10. He shall build a house to my name, and he shall be a
          son to me, and I will be a father to him: and I will
          establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

          22:11. Now then, my son, the Lord be with thee, and do thou
          prosper, and build the house to the Lord thy God, as he
          hath spoken of thee.

          22:12. The Lord also give thee wisdom and understanding,
          that thou mayest be able to rule Israel, and to keep the
          law of the Lord thy God.

          22:13. For then thou shalt be able to prosper, if thou keep
          the commandments, and judgments, which the Lord commanded
          Moses to teach Israel: take courage and act manfully, fear
          not, nor be dismayed.

          22:14. Behold I in my poverty have prepared the charges of
          the house of the Lord, of gold a hundred thousand talents,
          and of silver a million of talents: but of brass, and of
          iron there is no weight, for the abundance surpasseth all
          account: timber also and stones I have prepared for all the

          22:15. Thou hast also workmen in abundance, hewers of
          stones, and masons, and carpenters, and of all trades the
          most skilful in their work,

          22:16. In gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron,
          whereof there is no number. Arise then, and be doing, and
          the Lord will be with thee.

          22:17. David also charged all the princes of Israel, to
          help Solomon his son,

          22:18. Saying: You see, that the Lord your God is with you,
          and hath given you rest round about, and hath delivered all
          your enemies into your hands, and the land is subdued
          before the Lord, and before his people.

          22:19. Give therefore your hearts and your souls, to seek
          the Lord your God and arise, and build a sanctuary to the
          Lord God, that the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the
          vessels consecrated to the Lord, may be brought into the
          house, which is built to the name of the Lord.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 23

          23:1. David being old and full of days, made Solomon his
          son king over Israel.

          23:2. And he gathered together all the princes of Israel,
          and the priests and Levites.

          23:3. And the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty
          years, and upwards: and there were found of them
          thirty-eight thousand men.

          23:4. Of these twenty-four thousand were chosen, and
          distributed unto the ministry of the house of the Lord: and
          six thousand were the overseers and judges.

          23:5. Moreover four thousand were porters: and as many
          singers singing to the Lord with the instruments, which he
          had made to sing with.

          23:6. And David distributed them into courses by the
          families of the sons of Levi, to wit, of Gerson, and of
          Caath, and of Merari.

          23:7. The sons of Gerson were Leedan and Semei.

          23:8. The sons of Leedan: the chief Jahiel, and Zethan, and
          Joel, three.

          23:9. The sons of Semei: Salomith, and Hosiel, and Aran,
          three: these were the heads of the families of Leedan.

          23:10. And the sons of Semei were Leheth, and Ziza, and
          Jaus, and Baria: these were the sons of Semei, four.

          23:11. And Leheth was the first, Ziza the second: but Jaus
          and Baria had not many children, and therefore they were
          counted in one family, and in one house.

          23:12. The sons of Caath were Amram, and Isaar, Hebron, and
          Oziel, four.

          23:13. The sons of Amram, Aaron, and Moses. And Aaron was
          separated to minister in the holy of holies, he and his
          sons for ever, and to burn incense before the Lord,
          according to his ceremonies, and to bless his name for

          23:14. The sons also of Moses, the man of God, were
          numbered in the tribe of Levi.

          23:15. The sons of Moses were Gersom and Eliezer:

          23:16. The sons of Gersom: Subuel the first.

          23:17. And the sons of Eliezer were: Rohobia the first: and
          Eliezer had no more sons. But the sons of Rohobia were
          multiplied exceedingly.

          23:18. The sons of Isaar: Salomith the first.

          23:19. The sons of Hebron: Jeriau the first, Amarias the
          second, Jahaziel the third, Jecmaam the fourth.

          23:20. The sons of Oziel: Micha the first, Jesia the

          23:21. The sons of Merari: Moholi, and Musi. The sons of
          Moholi: Eleazar and Cis.

          23:22. And Eleazar died, and had no sons but daughters: and
          the sons of Cis their brethren took them.

          23:23. The sons of Musi: Moholi, and Eder, and Jerimoth,

          23:24. These are the sons of Levi in their kindreds and
          families, princes by their courses, and the number of every
          head that did the works of the ministry of the house of the
          Lord from twenty years old and upward.

          23:25. For David said: The Lord the God of Israel hath given
          rest to his people, and a habitation in Jerusalem for ever.

          23:26. And it shall not be the office of the Levites to
          carry any more the tabernacle, and all the vessels for the
          service thereof.

          23:27. So according to the last precepts of David, the sons
          of Levi are to be numbered from twenty years old and

          23:28. And they are to be under the hand of the sons of
          Aaron for the service of the house of the Lord, in the
          porches, and in the chambers, and in the place of
          purification, and in the sanctuary, and in all the works of
          the ministry of the temple of the Lord.

          23:29. And the priests have the charge of the loaves of
          proposition, and of the sacrifice of fine flour, and of the
          unleavened cakes, and of the fryingpan, and of the
          roasting, and of every weight and measure.

          23:30. And the Levites are to stand in the morning to give
          thanks, and to sing praises to the Lord: and in like manner
          in the evening,

          23:31. As well in the oblation of the holocausts of the
          Lord, as in the sabbaths and in the new moons, and the rest
          of the solemnities, according to the number and ceremonies
          prescribed for every thing, continually before the Lord.

          23:32. And let them keep the observances of the tabernacle
          of the covenant, and the ceremonies of the sanctuary, and
          the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, that they
          may minister in the house of the Lord.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 24

          24:1. Now these were the divisions of the sons of Aaron:
          The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abiu, and Eleazar, and

          24:2. But Nadab and Abiu died before their father, and had
          no children: so Eleazar, and Ithamar did the office of the

          24:3. And David distributed them, that is, Sadoc of the
          sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar,
          according to their courses and ministry.

          24:4. And there were found many more of the sons of Eleazar
          among the principal men, than of the sons of Ithamar. And
          he divided them so, that there were of the sons of Eleazar,
          sixteen chief men by their families: and of the sons of
          Ithamar eight by their families and houses.

          24:5. And he divided both the families one with the other
          by lot: for there were princes of the sanctuary, and
          princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the
          sons of Ithamar.

          24:6. And Semeias the son of Nathanael the scribe a Levite,
          wrote them down before the king and the princes, and Sadoc
          the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the
          princes also of the priestly and Levitical families: one
          house, which was over the rest, of Eleazar: and another
          house, which had the rest under it, of Ithamar.

          24:7. Now the first lot came forth to Joiarib, the second to

          24:8. The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

          24:9. The fifth to Melchia, the sixth to Maiman,

          24:10. The seventh to Accos, the eighth to Abia,

          24:11. The ninth to Jesua, the tenth to Sechenia,

          24:12. The eleventh to Eliasib, the twelfth to Jacim,

          24:13. The thirteenth to Hoppha, the fourteenth to Isbaab,

          24:14. The fifteenth to Belga, the sixteenth to Emmer,

          24:15. The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

          24:16. The nineteenth to Pheteia, the twentieth to

          24:17. The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and
          twentieth to Gamul,

          24:18. The three and twentieth to Dalaiau, the four and
          twentieth to Maaziau.

          24:19. These are their courses according to their
          ministries, to come into the house of the Lord, and
          according to their manner under the hand of Aaron their
          father: as the Lord the God of Israel had commanded.

          24:20. Now of the rest of the sons of Levi, there was of the
          sons of Amram, Subael: and of the sons of Subael, Jehedeia.

          24:21. Also of the sons of Rohobia the chief Jesias.

          24:22. And the son of Isaar Salemoth, and the son of
          Salemoth Jahath:

          24:23. And his son Jeriau the first, Amarias the second,
          Jahaziel the third, Jecmaan the fourth.

          24:24. The son of Oziel, Micha: the son of Micha, Samir.

          24:25. The brother of Micha, Jesia: and the son of Jesia,

          24:26. The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi: the son of
          Oziau: Benno.

          24:27. The son also of Merari Oziau, and Soam, and Zacchur,
          and Hebri.

          24:28. And the son of Moholi: Eleazar, who had no sons.

          24:29. And the son of Cis, Jeramael.

          24:30. The sons of Musi: Moholi, Eder, and Jerimoth. These
          are the sons of Levi according to the houses of their

          24:31. And they also cast lots over against their brethren
          the sons of Aaron before David the king, and Sadoc, and
          Ahimelech, and the princes of the priestly and Levitical
          families, both the elder and the younger. The lot divided
          all equally.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 25

          25:1. Moreover David and the chief officers of the army
          separated for the ministry the sons of Asaph, and of Heman,
          and of Idithun: to prophesy with harps, and with
          psalteries, and with cymbals according to their number
          serving in their appointed office.

          25:2. Of the sons of Asaph: Zacchur, and Joseph, and
          Nathania, and Asarela, sons of Asaph: under the hand of
          Asaph prophesying near the king.

          25:3. And of Idithun: the sons of Idithun, Godolias, Sori,
          Jeseias, and Hasabias, and Mathathias, under the hand of
          their father Idithun, who prophesied with a harp to give
          thanks and to praise the Lord.

          25:4. Of Heman also: the sons of Heman, Bocciau, Mathaniau,
          Oziel, Subuel, and Jerimoth, Hananias, Hanani, Eliatha,
          Geddelthi, and Romemthiezer, and Jesbacassa, Mellothi,
          Othir, Mahazioth:

          25:5. All these were the sons of Heman the seer of the king
          in the words of God, to lift up the horn: and God gave to
          Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

          25:6. All these under their father's hand were distributed
          to sing in the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, and
          psalteries and harps, for the service of the house of the
          Lord near the king: to wit, Asaph, and Idithun, and Heman.

          25:7. And the number of them with their brethren, that
          taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two
          hundred and eighty-eight.

          25:8. And they cast lots by their courses, the elder
          equally with the younger, the learned and the unlearned

          25:9. And the first lot came forth to Joseph, who was of
          Asaph.  The second to Godolias, to him and his sons, and
          his brethren twelve.

          25:10. The third to Zachur, to his sons and his brethren

          25:11. The fourth to Isari, to his sons and his brethren

          25:12. The fifth to Nathania, to his sons and his brethren

          25:13. The sixth to Bocciau, to his sons and his brethren

          25:14. The seventh to Isreela, to his sons and his brethren

          25:15. The eighth to Jesaia, to his sons and his brethren

          25:16. The ninth to Mathanaias, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:17. The tenth to Semeias, to his sons and his brethren

          25:18. The eleventh to Azareel, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:19. The twelfth to Hasabia, to his sons and his brethren

          25:20. The thirteenth to Subael, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:21. The fourteenth to Mathathias, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:22. The fifteenth to Jerimoth, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:23. The sixteenth to Hananias, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:24. The seventeenth to Jesbacassa, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:25. The eighteenth to Hanani, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:26. The nineteenth to Mellothi, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:27. The twentieth to Eliatha, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:28. The one and twentieth to Othir, to his sons and his
          brethren twelve.

          25:29. The two and twentieth to Geddelthi, to his sons and
          his brethren twelve.

          25:30. The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, to his sons
          and his brethren twelve.

          25:31. The four and twentieth to Romemthiezer, to his sons
          and his brethren twelve.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 26

          26:1. And the divisions of the porters: of the Corites
          Meselemia, the son of Core, of the sons of Asaph.

          26:2. The sons of Meselemia: Zacharias the firstborn,
          Jadihel the second, Zabadias the third, Jathanael the

          26:3. Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Elioenai the

          26:4. And the sons of Obededom, Semeias the firstborn,
          Jozabad the second, Joaha the third, Sachar the fourth,
          Nathanael the fifth,

          26:5. Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Phollathi the
          eighth: for the Lord had blessed him.

          26:6. And to Semei his son were born sons, heads of their
          families: for they were men of great valour.

          26:7. The sons then of Semeias were Othni, and Raphael, and
          Obed, Elizabad, and his brethren most valiant men: and
          Eliu, and Samachias.

          26:8. All these of the sons of Obededom: they, and their
          sons, and their brethren most able men for service,
          sixty-two of Obededom.

          26:9. And the sons of Meselemia, and their brethren strong
          men, were eighteen.

          26:10. And of Hosa, that is, of the sons of Merari: Semri
          the chief, (for he had not a firstborn, and therefore his
          father made him chief.)

          26:11. Helcias the second, Tabelias the third, Zacharias
          the fourth: all these the sons, and the brethren of Hosa,
          were thirteen.

          26:12. Among these were the divisions of the porters, so
          that the chiefs of the wards, as well as their brethren,
          always ministered in the house of the Lord.

          26:13. And they cast lots equally, both little and great,
          by their families for every one of the gates.

          26:14. And the lot of the east fell to Selemias. But to his
          son Zacharias, a very wise and learned man, the north gate
          fell by lot.

          26:15. And to Obededom and his sons that towards the south:
          in which part of the house was the council of the ancients.

          26:16. To Sephim, and Hosa towards the west, by the gate
          which leadeth to the way of the ascent: ward against ward.

          26:17. Now towards the east were six Levites: and towards
          the north four a day: and towards the south likewise four a
          day: and where the council was, two and two.

          26:18. In the cells also of the porters toward the west
          four in the way: and two at every cell.

          26:19. These are the divisions of the porters of the sons
          of Core, and of Merari.

          26:20. Now Achias was over the treasures of the house of
          God, and the holy vessels.

          26:21. The sons of Ledan, the sons of Gersonni: of Ledan
          were heads of the families, of Ledan, and Gersonni,

          26:22. The sons of Jehieli: Zathan and Joel, his brethren
          over the treasures of the house of the Lord,

          26:23. With the Amramites, and Isaarites, and Hebronites,
          and Ozielites.

          26:24. And Subael the son of Gersom, the son of Moses, was
          chief over the treasures.

          26:25. His brethren also, Eliezer, whose son Rohobia, and
          his son Isaias, and his son Joram, and his son Zechri, and
          his son Selemith.

          26:26. Which Selemith and his brethren were over the
          treasures of the holy things, which king David, and the
          heads of families, and the captains over thousands and over
          hundreds, and the captains of the host had dedicated,

          26:27. Out of the wars, and the spoils won in battles,
          which they had consecrated to the building and furniture of
          the temple of the Lord.

          26:28. And all these things that Samuel the seer and Saul
          the son of Cis, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son
          of Sarvia had sanctified: and whosoever had sanctified
          those things, they were under the hand of Selemith and his

          26:29. But Chonenias and his sons were over the Isaarites,
          for the business abroad over Israel to teach them and judge

          26:30. And of the Hebronites Hasabias, and his brethren
          most able men, a thousand seven hundred had the charge over
          Israel beyond the Jordan westward, in all the works of the
          Lord, and for the service of the king.

          26:31. And the chief of the Hebronites was Jeria according
          to their families and kindreds. In the fortieth year of the
          reign of David they were numbered, and there were found
          most valiant men in Jazer Galaad,

          26:32. And his brethren of stronger age, two thousand seven
          hundred chiefs of families. And king David made them rulers
          over the Rubenites and the Gadites, and the half tribe of
          Manasses, for all the service of God, and the king.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 27

          27:1. Now the children of Israel according to their number,
          the heads of families, captains of thousands and of
          hundreds, and officers, that served the king according to
          their companies, who came in and went out every month in
          the year, under every chief were four and twenty thousand.

          27:2. Over the first company the first month Jesboam, the
          son of Zabdiel was chief, and under him were four and
          twenty thousand.

          27:3. Of the sons of Phares, the chief of all the captains
          in the host in the first month.

          27:4. The company of the second month was under Dudia, an
          Ahohite, and after him was another named Macelloth, who
          commanded a part of the army of four and twenty thousand.

          27:5. And the captain of the third company for the third
          month, was Banaias the son of Joiada the priest: and in his
          division were four and twenty thousand.

          27:6. This is that Banaias the most valiant among the
          thirty, and above the thirty. And Amizabad his son
          commanded his company.

          27:7. The fourth, for the fourth month, was Asahel the
          brother of Joab, and Zabadias his son after him: and in his
          company were four and twenty thousand.

          27:8. The fifth captain for the fifth month, was Samaoth a
          Jezerite: and his company were four and twenty thousand.

          27:9. The sixth, for the sixth month, was Hira the son of
          Acces a Thecuite: and in his company were four and twenty

          27:10. The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helles a
          Phallonite of the sons of Ephraim: and in his company were
          four and twenty thousand.

          27:11. The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sobochai a
          Husathite of the race of Zarahi: and in his company were
          four and twenty thousand.

          27:12. The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer an
          Anathothite of the sons of Jemini, and in his company were
          four and twenty thousand.

          27:13. The tenth, for the tenth month, was Marai, who was a
          Netophathite of the race of Zarai: and in his company were
          four and twenty thousand.

          27:14. The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Banaias, a
          Pharathonite of the sons of Ephraim: and in his company
          were four and twenty thousand.

          27:15. The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Holdai a
          Netophathite, of the race of Gothoniel: and in his company
          were four and twenty thousand.

          27:16. Now the chiefs over the tribes of Israel were these:
          over the Rubenites, Eliezer the son of Zechri was ruler:
          over the Simeonites, Saphatias the son of Maacha:

          27:17. Over the Levites, Hasabias the son of Camuel: over
          the Aaronites, Sadoc:

          27:18. Over Juda, Eliu the brother of David over Issachar,
          Amri the son of Michael:

          27:19. Over the Zabulonites, Jesmaias the son of Adias:
          over the Nephtalites, Jerimoth the son of Ozriel:

          27:20. Over the sons of Ephraim, Osee the son of Ozaziu:
          over the half tribe of Manasses, Joel the son of Phadaia:

          27:21. And over the half tribe of Manasses in Galaad, Jaddo
          the son of Zacharias: and over Benjamin, Jasiel the son of

          27:22. And over Dan, Ezrihel the son of Jeroham: these were
          the princes of the children of Israel.

          27:23. But David would not number them from twenty years
          old and under: because the lord had said that he would
          multiply Israel like the stars of heaven.

          27:24. Joab the son of Sarvia began to number, but he
          finished not: because upon this there fell wrath upon
          Israel: and therefore the number of them that were
          numbered, was not registered in the chronicles of king

          27:25. And over the king's treasures was Azmoth the son of
          Adiel: and over those stores which were in the cities, and
          in the villages, and, in the castles, was Jonathan the son
          of Ozias.

          27:26. And over the tillage, and the husbandmen, who tilled
          the ground, was Ezri the son of Chelub:

          27:27. And over the dressers of the vine yards, was Semeias
          a Romathite: and over the wine cellars, Zabdias an

          27:28. And over the oliveyards and the fig groves, which
          were in the plains, was Balanam a Gederite: and over the
          oil cellars, Joas.

          27:29. And over the herds that fed in Saron, was Setrai a
          Saronite: and over the oxen in the valleys, Saphat the son
          of Adli:

          27:30. And over the camels, Ubil an Ishmahelite and over
          the asses, Jadias a Meronathite:

          27:31. And over the sheep Jaziz an Agarene. All these were
          the rulers of the substance of king David.

          27:32. And Jonathan David's uncle, a counsellor, a wise and
          learned man: he and Jahiel the son of Hachamoni were with
          the king's sons.

          27:33. And Achitophel was the king's counsellor, and Chusai
          the Arachite, the king's friend.

          27:34. And after Achitophel was Joiada the son of Banaias,
          and Abiathar. And the general of the king's army was Joab.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 28

          28:1. And David assembled all the chief men of Israel, the
          princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies,
          who waited on the king: and the captains over thousands,
          and over hundreds, and them who had the charge over the
          substance and possessions of the king, and his sons with
          the officers of the court, and the men of power, and all
          the bravest of the army at Jerusalem.

          28:2. And the king rising up, and standing said: Hear me,
          my brethren and my people: I had a thought to have built a
          house, in which the ark of the Lord, and the footstool of
          our God might rest: and prepared all things for the

          28:3. And God said to me: Thou shalt not build a house to
          my name: because thou art a man of war, and hast shed

          28:4. But the Lord God of Israel chose me of all the house
          of my father, to be king over Israel for ever: for of Juda
          he chose the princes: and of the house of Juda, my father's
          house: and among the sons of my father, it pleased him to
          choose me king over all Israel.

          28:5. And among 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.

          28:6. And he said to me: Solomon thy son shall build my
          house, and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son,
          and I will be a father to him.

          28:7. And I will establish his kingdom for ever, it he
          continue to keep my commandments, and my judgments, as at
          this day.

          28:8. Now then before all the assembly of Israel, in the
          hearing of our God, keep ye, and seek all the commandments
          of the Lord our God: that you may possess the good land, and
          may leave it to your children after you for ever.

          28:9. And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father,
          and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for
          the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the
          thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him:
          but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

          28:10. Now therefore seeing the Lord hath chosen thee to
          build the house of the sanctuary, take courage, and do it.

          28:11. And David gave to Solomon his son a description of
          the porch, and of the temple, and of the treasures, and of
          the upper floor, and of the inner chambers, and of the
          house for the mercy seat,

          28:12. As also of all the courts, which he had in his
          thought, and of the chambers round about, for the treasures
          of the house of the Lord, and for the treasures of the
          consecrated things,

          28:13. And of the divisions of the priests and of the
          Levites, for all the works of the house of the Lord, and
          for all the vessels of the service of the temple of the

          28:14. Gold by weight for every vessel for the ministry.
          And silver by weight according to the diversity of the
          vessels and uses.

          28:15. He gave also gold for the golden candlesticks, and
          their lamps, according to the dimensions of every
          candlestick, and the lamps thereof. In like manner also he
          gave silver by weight for the silver candlesticks, and for
          their lamps according to the diversity of the dimensions of

          28:16. He gave also gold for the tables of proposition,
          according to the diversity of the tables: in like manner
          also silver for other tables of silver.

          28:17. For fleshhooks also, and bowls, and censors of fine
          gold, and for little lions of gold, according to the
          measure he gave by weight, for every lion. In like manner
          also for lions of silver he set aside a different weight of

          28:18. And for the altar of incense, he gave the purest
          gold: and to make the likeness of the chariot of the
          cherubims spreading their wings, and covering the ark of the
          covenant of the Lord.

          28:19. All these things, said he, came to me written by the
          hand of the Lord that I might understand all the works of
          the pattern.

          28:20. And David said to Solomon his son: Act like a man,
          and take courage, and do: fear not, and be not dismayed:
          for the Lord my God will be with thee, and will not leave
          thee, nor forsake thee, till thou hast finished all the
          work for the service of the house of the Lord.

          28:21. Behold the courses of the priests and the Levites,
          for every ministry of the house of the Lord, stand by thee,
          and are ready, and both the princes, and the people know
          how to execute all thy commandments.

          1 Paralipomenon Chapter 29

          29:1. And king David said to all the assembly: Solomon my
          son, whom alone God hath chosen, is as yet young and
          tender: and the work is great, for a house is prepared not
          for man, but for God.

          29:2. And I with all my ability have prepared the expenses
          for the house of my God. Gold for vessels of gold, and
          silver for vessels of silver, brass for things of brass,
          iron for things of iron, wood for things of wood: and onyx
          stones, and stones like alabaster, and of divers colours,
          and all manner of precious stones, and marble of Paros in
          great abundance.

          29:3. Now over and above the things which I have offered
          into the house of my God I give of my own proper goods,
          gold and silver for the temple of my God, beside what
          things I have prepared for the holy house.

          29:4. Three thousand talents of gold of the gold of Ophir:
          and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay
          the walls of the temple.

          29:5. And gold for wheresoever there is need of gold: and
          silver for wheresoever there is need of silver, for the
          works to be made by the hands of the artificers: now if any
          man is willing to offer, let him fill his hand to day, and
          offer what he pleaseth to the Lord.

          29:6. Then the heads of the families, and the princes of the
          tribes of Israel and the captains of thousands, and of
          hundreds, and the overseers of the king's possessions

          29:7. And they gave for the works of the house of the Lord,
          of gold, five thousand talents, and ten thousand solids: of
          silver ten thousand talents: and of brass eighteen thousand
          talents: and of iron a hundred thousand talents.

          29:8. And all they that had stones, gave them to the
          treasures of the house of the Lord, by the hand of Jahiel
          the Gersonite.

          29:9. And the people rejoiced, when they promised their
          offerings willingly: because they offered them to the Lord
          with all their heart: and David the king rejoiced also with
          a great joy.

          29:10. And he blessed the Lord before all the multitude,
          and he said: Blessed art thou, O Lord the God of Israel,
          our father from eternity to eternity.

          29:11. Thine, O Lord, is magnificence, and power, and
          glory, and victory: and to thee is praise: for all that is
          in heaven, and in earth, is thine: thine is the kingdom, O
          Lord, and thou art above all princes.

          29:12. Thine are riches, and thine is glory, thou hast
          dominion over all, in thy hand is power and might: in thy
          hand greatness, and the empire of all things.

          29:13. Now therefore our God we give thanks to thee, and we
          praise thy glorious name.

          29:14. Who am I, and what is my people, that we should be
          able to promise thee all these things? all things are
          thine: and we have given thee what we received of thy hand.

          29:15. For we are sojourners before thee, and strangers, as
          were all our fathers. I Our days upon earth are as a
          shadow, and there is no stay.

          29:16. O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared
          to build thee a house for thy holy name, is from thy hand,
          and all things are thine.

          29:17. I know my God that thou provest hearts, and lovest
          simplicity, wherefore I also in the simplicity of my heart,
          have joyfully offered all these things: and I have seen
          with great joy thy people, which are here present, offer
          thee their offerings.

          29:18. O Lord God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Israel
          our fathers, keep for ever this will of their heart, and
          let this mind remain always for the worship of thee.

          29:19. And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, that he
          may keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy
          ceremonies, and do all things: and build the house, for
          which I have provided the charges.

          29:20. And David commanded all the assembly: Bless ye the
          Lord our God. And all the assembly blessed the Lord the God
          of their fathers: and they bowed themselves and worshipped
          God, and then the king.

          29:21. And they sacrificed victims to the Lord: and they
          offered holocausts the next day, a thousand bullocks, a
          thousand rams, a thousand lambs, with their libations, and
          with every thing prescribed most abundantly for all Israel.

          29:22. And they ate, and drank before the Lord that day
          with great joy. And they anointed the second time Solomon
          the son of David. And they anointed him to the Lord to be
          prince, and Sadoc to be high priest.

          29:23. And Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king
          instead of David his father, and he pleased all: and all
          Israel obeyed him.

          29:24. And all the princes, and men of power, and all the
          sons of king David gave their hand, and were subject to
          Solomon the king.

          29:25. And the Lord magnified Solomon over all Israel: and
          gave him the glory of a reign, such as no king of Israel
          had before him.

          29:26. So David the son of Isai reigned over all Israel.

          29:27. And the days that he reigned over Israel, were forty
          years: in Hebron he reigned seven years, and in Jerusalem
          three and thirty years.

          29:28. And he died in a good age, full of days, and riches,
          and glory. And Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

          29:29. Now the acts of king David first and last 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:

          29:30. And of all his reign, and his valour, and of the
          times that passed under him, either in Israel, or in all
          the kingdoms of the countries.