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ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο μετὰ τὸ ἀποθανεῖν Σαοὺλ καὶ Δαυὶδ ἀνέστρεψε τύπτων τὸν ᾿Αμαλήκ, καὶ ἐκάθισε Δαυὶδ ἐν Σεκελὰκ ἡμέρας δύο.

2 καὶ ἐγενήθη τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀνὴρ ἦλθεν ἐκ τῆς παρεμβολῆς ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ Σαούλ, καὶ τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ διερρωγότα, καὶ γῆ ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εἰσελθεῖν αὐτὸν πρὸς Δαυὶδ καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ.

3 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Δαυίδ· πόθεν σὺ παραγίνῃ; καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· ἐκ τῆς παρεμβολῆς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐγὼ διασέσωσμαι.

4 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Δαυίδ· τίς ὁ λόγος οὗτος; ἀπάγγειλόν μοι. καὶ εἶπεν ὅτι ἔφυγεν ὁ λαὸς ἐκ τοῦ πολέμου καὶ πεπτώκασι πολλοὶ ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ ἀπέθανον· καὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀπέθανε.

5 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ τῷ παιδαρίῳ τῷ ἀπαγγέλλοντι αὐτῷ· πῶς οἶδας ὅτι τέθνηκε Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ;

6 καὶ εἶπε τὸ παιδάριον τὸ ἀπαγγέλλον αὐτῷ· περιπτώματι περιέπεσον ἐν τῷ ὄρει τῷ Γελβουέ, καὶ ἰδοὺ Σαοὺλ ἐπεστήρικτο ἐπὶ τὸ δόρυ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἰδοὺ τὰ ἅρματα καὶ οἱ ἱππάρχαι συνῆψαν αὐτῷ.

7 καὶ ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὰ ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶδέ με καὶ ἐκάλεσέ με, καὶ εἶπα· ἰδοὺ ἐγώ.

8 καὶ εἶπέ μοι· τίς εἶ σύ; καὶ εἶπα· ᾿Αμαληκίτης ἐγώ εἰμι.

9 καὶ εἶπε πρός με· στῆθι δὴ ἐπάνω μου καὶ θανάτωσόν με, ὅτι κατέσχε με σκότος δεινόν, ὅτι πᾶσα ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν ἐμοί.

10 καὶ ἐπέστην ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν καὶ ἐθανάτωσα αὐτόν, ὅτι ᾔδειν ὅτι οὐ ζήσεται μετὰ τὸ πεσεῖν αὐτόν· καὶ ἔλαβον τὸ βασίλειον τὸ ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸν χλιδῶνα τὸν ἐπὶ τοῦ βραχίονος αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐνήνοχα αὐτὰ τῷ κυρίῳ μου ὧδε.

11 καὶ ἐκράτησε Δαυὶδ τῶν ἱματίων αὐτοῦ καὶ διέρρηξεν αὐτά, καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ διέρρηξαν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν.

12 καὶ ἐκόψαντο καὶ ἔκλαυσαν καὶ ἐνήστευσαν ἕως δείλης ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ ἐπὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι ἐπλήγησαν ἐν ρομφαίᾳ.

13 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ τῷ παιδαρίῳ τῷ ἀπαγγέλλοντι αὐτῷ· πόθεν εἶ σύ; καὶ εἶπεν· υἱὸς ἀνδρὸς παροίκου ᾿Αμαληκίτου ἐγώ εἰμι.

14 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Δαυίδ· πῶς οὐκ ἐφοβήθης ἐπενεγκεῖν χεῖρά σου διαφθεῖραι τὸν χριστὸν Κυρίου;

15 καὶ ἐκάλεσε Δαυὶδ ἓν τῶν παιδαρίων αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπε· προσελθὼν ἀπάντησον αὐτῷ· καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτόν, καὶ ἀπέθανε.

16 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν Δαυίδ· τὸ αἷμά σου ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλήν σου, ὅτι στὸ στόμα σου ἀπεκρίθη κατὰ σοῦ λέγων ὅτι, ἐγὼ ἐθανάτωσα τὸν χριστὸν Κυρίου.

17 Καὶ ἐθρήνησε Δαυὶδ τὸν θρῆνον τοῦτον ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ ἐπὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ.

18 καὶ εἶπε τοῦ διδάξαι τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ιούδα· ἰδοὺ γέγραπται ἐπὶ βιβλίου τοῦ εὐθοῦς.

19 Στήλωσον, ᾿Ισραήλ, ὑπὲρ τῶν τεθνηκότων ἐπὶ τὰ ὕψη σου τραυματιῶν· πῶς ἔπεσαν δυνατοί;

20 μὴ ἀναγγείλητε ἐν Γὲθ καὶ μὴ εὐαγγελίσησθε ἐν ταῖς ἐξόδοις ᾿Ασκάλωνος, μή ποτε εὐφρανθῶσι θυγατέρες ἀλλοφύλων, μή ποτε ἀγαλλιάσωνται θυγατέρες τῶν ἀπεριτμήτων.

21 ὄρη τὰ ἐν Γελβουὲ μὴ καταβάτω δρόσος καὶ μὴ ὑετὸς ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς καὶ ἀγροὶ ἀπαρχῶν, ὅτι ἐκεῖ προσωχθίσθη θυρεὸς δυνατῶν, θυρεὸς Σαοὺλ οὐκ ἐχρίσθη ἐν ἐλαίῳ.

 

22 ἀφ᾿ αἵματος τραυματιῶν καὶ ἀπὸ στέατος δυνατῶν τόξον ᾿Ιωνάθαν οὐκ ἀπεστράφη κενὸν εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, καὶ ρομφαία Σαοὺλ οὐκ ἀνέκαμψε κενή.

23 Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν, οἱ ἠγαπημένοι καὶ ὡραῖοι, οὐ διακεχωρισμένοι, εὐπρεπεῖς ἐν τῇ ζωῇ αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν τῷ θανάτῳ αὐτῶν οὐ διεχωρίσθησαν· ὑπὲρ ἀετοὺς κοῦφοι καὶ ὑπὲρ λέοντας ἐκραταιώθησαν.

24 θυγατέρες ᾿Ισραήλ, ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ κλαύσατε, τὸν ἐνδιδύσκοντα ὑμᾶς κόκκινα μετὰ κόσμου ὑμῶν, τὸν ἀναφέροντα κόσμον χρυσοῦν ἐπὶ τὰ ἐνδύματα ὑμῶν.

25 πῶς ἔπεσαν δυνατοὶ ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ πολέμου· ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἐπὶ τὰ ὕψη σου τραυματίας.

 

26 ἀλγῶ ἐπὶ σοί, ἀδελφέ μου ᾿Ιωνάθαν· ὡραιώθης μοι σφόδρα, ἐθαυμαστώθη ἡ ἀγάπησίς σου ἐμοὶ ὑπὲρ ἀγάπησιν γυναικῶν.

27 πῶς ἔπεσαν δυνατοὶ καὶ ἀπώλοντο σκεύη πολεμικά;


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ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἐπηρώτησε Δαυὶδ ἐν Κυρίῳ λέγων· εἰ ἀναβῶ εἰς μίαν τῶν πόλεων ᾿Ιούδα; καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς αὐτόν· ἀνάβηθι. καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· ποῦ ἀναβῶ; καὶ εἶπεν· εἰς Χεβρών.

2 καὶ ἀνέβη ἐκεῖ Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρὼν καὶ ἀμφότεραι αἱ γυναῖκες αὐτοῦ, ᾿Αχινόομ ἡ ᾿Ιεζραηλῖτις καὶ ᾿Αβιγαία ἡ γυνὴ Νάβαλ τοῦ Καρμηλίου,

3 καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, ἕκαστος καὶ ὁ οἶκος αὐτοῦ, καὶ κατῴκουν ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι Χεβρών.

4 καὶ ἔρχονται ἄνδρες τῆς ᾿Ιουδαίας καὶ χρίουσι τὸν Δαυὶδ ἐκεῖ τοῦ βασιλεύειν ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον ᾿Ιούδα. Καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν τῷ Δαυὶδ λέγοντες· ὅτι οἱ ἄνδρες ᾿Ιαβὶς τῆς Γαλααδίτιδος ἔθαψαν τὸν Σαούλ.

5 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ ἀγγέλους πρὸς τοὺς ἡγουμένους ᾿Ιαβὶς τῆς Γαλααδίτιδος καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτοὺς Δαυίδ· εὐλογημένοι ὑμεῖς τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἐποιήσατε τὸ ἔλεος τοῦτο ἐπὶ τὸν κύριον ὑμῶν, ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ τὸν χριστὸν Κυρίου καὶ ἐθάψατε αὐτὸν καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ.

6 καὶ νῦν ποιήσαι Κύριος μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθειαν, καί γε ἐγὼ ποιήσω μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν τὰ ἀγαθὰ ταῦτα, ὅτι ἐποιήσατε τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο·

7 καὶ νῦν κραταιούσθωσαν αἱ χεῖρες ὑμῶν καὶ γίνεσθε εἰς υἱοὺς δυνατούς, ὅτι τέθνηκεν ὁ κύριος ὑμῶν Σαούλ, καί γε ἐμὲ κέχρικεν ὁ οἶκος ᾿Ιούδα ἐφ᾿ ἑαυτὸν εἰς βασιλέα.

8 Καὶ ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸς Νὴρ ἀρχιστράτηγος τοῦ Σαοὺλ ἔλαβε τὸν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱὸν Σαοὺλ καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτὸν ἐκ τῆς παρεμβολῆς εἰς Μαναὲμ

9 καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὴν Γαλααδῖτιν καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν Θασιρὶ καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν ᾿Ιεζράελ καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Εφραὶμ καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν Βενιαμὶν καὶ ἐπὶ πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ.

10 τεσσαράκοντα ἐτῶν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱὸς Σαούλ, ὅτε ἐβασίλευσεν ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ δύο ἔτη ἐβασίλευσε, πλὴν τοῦ οἴκου ᾿Ιούδα, οἳ ἦσαν ὀπίσω Δαυίδ·

11 καὶ ἐγένοντο αἱ ἡμέραι, ἃς Δαυὶδ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν Χεβρὼν ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον ᾿Ιούδα, ἑπτὰ ἔτη καὶ μῆνας ἕξ.

12 Καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸς Νὴρ καὶ οἱ παῖδες ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱοῦ Σαοὺλ ἐκ Μαναὲμ εἰς Γαβαών·

 

13 καὶ ᾿Ιωὰβ υἱὸς Σαρουΐας καὶ οἱ παῖδες Δαυὶδ ἐξήλθοσαν ἐκ Χεβρὼν καὶ συναντῶσιν αὐτοῖς ἐπὶ τὴν κρήνην τὴν Γαβαὼν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, καὶ ἐκάθισαν οὗτοι ἐπὶ τὴ κρήνην ἐντεῦθεν, καὶ οὗτοι ἐπὶ τὴν κρήνην ἐντεῦθεν.

14 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ πρὸς ᾿Ιωάβ· ἀναστήτωσαν δὴ τὰ παιδάρια καὶ παιξάτωσαν ἐνώπιον ἡμῶν· καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωάβ· ἀναστήτωσαν.

15 καὶ ἀνέστησαν καὶ παρῆλθον ἐν ἀριθμῷ τῶν παίδων Βενιαμὶν δώδεκα τῶν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱοῦ Σαοὺλ καὶ δώδεκα ἐκ τῶν παίδων Δαυίδ.

16 καὶ ἐκράτησαν ἕκαστος τῇ χειρὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ, καὶ μάχαιρα αὐτοῦ εἰς πλευρὰν τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ, καὶ πίπτουσι κατὰ τὸ αὐτό· καὶ ἐκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ τόπου ἐκείνου Μερὶς τῶν ἐπιβούλων, ἥ ἐστιν ἐν Γαβαών.

17 καὶ ἐγένετο ὁ πόλεμος σκληρὸς ὥστε λίαν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, καὶ ἔπταισεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐνώπιον παίδων Δαυίδ.

18 καὶ ἐγένοντο ἐκεῖ τρεῖς υἱοὶ Σαρουΐας, ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ ᾿Αβεσσὰ καὶ ᾿Ασαήλ, καὶ ᾿Ασαὴλ κοῦφος τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτοῦ ὡσεὶ μία δορκὰς ἐν ἀγρῷ.

19 καὶ κατεδίωξεν ᾿Ασαὴλ ὀπίσω ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ οὐκ ἐξέκλινε τοῦ πορεύεσθαι εἰς δεξιὰ οὐδὲ εἰς ἀριστερὰ κατόπισθεν ᾿Αβεννήρ.

20 καὶ ἐπέβλεψεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν· εἰ σὺ εἶ αὐτὸς ᾿Ασαήλ; καὶ εἶπεν· ἐγώ εἰμι.

21 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ᾿Αβεννήρ· ἔκλινον σὺ εἰς τὰ δεξιὰ ἢ εἰς τὰ ἀριστερὰ καὶ κάτασχε σεαυτῷ ἓν τῶν παιδαρίων καὶ λαβὲ σεαυτῷ τὴν πανοπλίαν αὐτοῦ· καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησεν ᾿Ασαὴλ ἐκκλῖναι ἐκ τῶν ὄπισθεν αὐτοῦ.

22 καὶ προσέθετο ἔτι ᾿Αβεννὴρ λέγων τῷ ᾿Ασαήλ· ἀπόστηθι ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ἵνα μὴ πατάξω σε εἰς τὴν γῆν· καὶ πῶς ἀρῶ τὸ πρόσωπόν μου πρὸς ᾿Ιωάβ;

23 καὶ ποῦ ἐστι ταῦτα; ἐπίστρεφε πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ τὸν ἀδελφόν σου. καὶ οὐκ ἐβούλετο τοῦ ἀποστῆναι. καὶ τύπτει αὐτὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἐν τῷ ὀπίσω τοῦ δόρατος ἐπὶ τὴν ψόαν, καὶ διεξῆλθε τὸ δόρυ ἐκ τῶν ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ, καὶ πίπτει ἐκεῖ καὶ ἀποθνήσκει ὑποκάτω αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐγένετο πᾶς ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἕως τοῦ τόπου, οὗ ἔπεσεν ἐκεῖ ᾿Ασαὴλ καὶ ἀπέθανε, καὶ ὑφίστατο.

24 καὶ κατεδίωξεν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ ᾿Αβεσσὰ ὀπίσω ᾿Αβεννήρ· καὶ ὁ ἥλιος ἔδυνε. καὶ αὐτοὶ εἰσῆλθον ἕως τοῦ βουνοῦ ᾿Αμμάν, ὅ ἐστιν ἐπὶ προσώπου Γαί, ὁδὸν ἔρημον Γαβαών.

25 καὶ συναθροίζονται οἱ υἱοὶ Βενιαμὶν οἱ ὀπίσω ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ ἐγενήθησαν εἰς συνάντησιν μίαν καὶ ἔστησαν ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν βουνοῦ ἑνός.

 

26 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ εἶπε· μὴ εἰς νῖκος καταφάγεται ἡ ρομφαία; ἦ οὐκ οἶδας ὅτι πικρὰ ἔσται εἰς τὰ ἔσχατα; καὶ ἕως πότε οὐ μὴ εἴπῃς τῷ λαῷ ἀποστρέφειν ἀπὸ ὄπισθεν τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν;

27 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωάβ· ζῇ Κύριος, ὅτι εἰ μὴ ἐλάλησας, διότι τότε ἐκ πρωϊόθεν ἀνέβη ἂν ὁ λαὸς ἕκαστος κατόπισθεν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ.

28 καὶ ἐσάλπισεν ᾿Ιωὰβ τῇ σάλπιγγι, καὶ ἀπέστησαν πᾶς ὁ λαὸς καὶ οὐ κατεδίωξαν ὀπίσω τοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οὐ προσέθεντο ἔτι τοῦ πολεμεῖν.

29 καὶ ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες αὐτοῦ ἀπῆλθον εἰς δυσμὰς ὅλην τὴν νύκτα ἐκείνην καὶ διέβαιναν τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν ὅλην τὴν παρατείνουσαν καὶ ἔρχονται εἰς τὴν παρεμβολήν.

30 καὶ ᾿Ιωὰβ ἀνέστρεψεν ὄπισθεν ἀπὸ τοῦ ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ συνήθροισε πάντα τὸν λαόν, καὶ ἐπεσκέπησαντῶν παίδων Δαυίδ ἐννεακαίδεκα ἄνδρες καὶ ᾿Ασαήλ.

31 καὶ οἱ παῖδες Δαυὶδ ἐπάταξαν τῶν υἱῶν Βενιαμὶν τῶν ἀνδρῶν ᾿Αβεννὴρ τριακοσίους ἑξήκοντα ἄνδρας παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

32 καὶ αἴρουσι τὸν ᾿Ασαὴλ καὶ θάπτουσιν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ τάφῳ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ἐν Βηθλεέμ. καὶ ἐπορεύθη ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ὅλην τὴν νύκτα, καὶ διέφαυσεν αὐτοῖς ἐν Χεβρών.


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ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ὁ πόλεμος ἐπὶ πολὺ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ οἴκου Σαοὺλ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ οἴκου Δαυίδ· καὶ ὁ οἶκος Δαυὶδ ἐπορεύετο καὶ ἐκραταιοῦτο, καὶ ὁ οἶκος Σαοὺλ ἐπορεύετο καὶ ἠσθένει.

2 Καὶ ἐτέχθησαν τῷ Δαυὶδ υἱοὶ ἐν Χεβρών, καὶ ἦν ὁ πρωτότοκος αὐτοῦ ᾿Αμνὼν τῆς ᾿Αχινόομ τῆς ᾿Ιεζραηλίτιδος,

3 καὶ ὁ δεύτερος αὐτοῦ Δαλουΐα τῆς ᾿Αβιγαίας τῆς Καρμηλίας, καὶ ὁ τρίτος ᾿Αβεσσαλὼμ υἱὸς Μααχὰ θυγατρὸς Θολμὶ βασιλέως Γεσίρ,

4 καὶ ὁ τέταρτος ᾿Ορνία υἱὸς Φεγγίθ, καὶ ὁ πέμπτος Σαβατία τῆς ᾿Αβιτάλ,

5 καὶ ὁ ἕκτος ᾿Ιεθεραὰμ τῆς Αἰγλὰ γυναικὸς Δαυίδ· οὗτοι ἐτέχθησαν τῷ Δαυὶδ ἐν Χεβρών.

6 Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εἶναι τὸν πόλεμον ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ οἴκου Σαοὺλ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ οἴκου Δαυίδ, καὶ ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἦν κρατῶν τοῦ οἴκου Σαούλ.

7 καὶ τῷ Σαοὺλ παλλακὴ Ρεσφὰ θυγάτηρ ᾿Ιάλ· καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱὸς Σαοὺλ πρὸς ᾿Αβεννήρ· τί ὅτι εἰσῆλθες πρὸς τὴν παλλακὴν τοῦ πατρός μου;

8 καὶ ἐθυμώθη σφόδρα ᾿Αβεννὴρ περὶ τοῦ λόγου τούτου τῷ ᾿Ιεβοσθέ, καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ πρὸς αὐτόν· μὴ κεφαλὴ κυνὸς ἐγώ εἰμι; ἐποίησα σήμερον ἔλεος μετὰ τοῦ οἴκου Σαοὺλ τοῦ πατρός σου καὶ περὶ ἀδελφῶν καὶ περὶ γνωρίμων καὶ οὐκ ηὐτομόλησα εἰς τὸν οἶκον Δαυίδ· καὶ ἐπιζητεῖς ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ σὺ ὑπὲρ ἀδικίας γυναικὸς σήμερον;

9 τάδε ποιήσαι ὁ Θεὸς τῷ ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ τάδε προσθείη αὐτῷ, ὅτι καθὼς ὤμοσε Κύριος τῷ Δαυίδ, ὅτι οὕτως ποιήσω αὐτῷ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ

10 περιελεῖν τὴν βασιλείαν ἀπὸ τοῦ οἴκου Σαούλ, καὶ τοῦ ἀναστῆσαι τὸν θρόνον Δαυὶδ ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ιούδαν ἀπὸ Δὰν ἕως Βηρσαβεέ.

11 καὶ οὐκ ἠδυνάσθη ἔτι ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ ἀποκριθῆναι τῷ ᾿Αβεννὴρ ρῆμα ἀπὸ τοῦ φοβεῖσθαι αὐτόν.

12 Καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἀγγέλους πρὸς Δαυὶδ εἰς Θαιλὰμ οὗ ἦν, παραχρῆμα λέγων· διάθου διαθήκην σου μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ χεὶρ μου μετὰ σοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι πρὸς σὲ πάντα τὸν οἶκον ᾿Ισραήλ.

13 καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· καλῶς ἐγὼ διαθήσομαι πρὸς σὲ διαθήκην, πλὴν λόγον ἕνα ἐγὼ αἰτοῦμαι παρὰ σοῦ λέγων· οὐκ ὄψει τὸ πρόσωπόν μου, ἐὰν μὴ ἀγάγῃς τὴν Μελχὸλ θυγατέρα Σαοὺλ παραγινομένου σου ἰδεῖν τὸ πρόσωπόν μου.

14 καὶ ἐξαπέστειλε Δαυὶδ πρὸς ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱὸν Σαοὺλ ἀγγέλους λέγων· ἀπόδος μοι τὴν γυναῖκά μου τὴν Μελχόλ, ἣν ἔλαβον ἐν ἑκατὸν ἀκροβυστίαις ἀλλοφύλων.

15 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὴν παρὰ τοῦ ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς, παρὰ Φαλτιὴλ υἱοῦ Σελλῆς.

16 καὶ ἐπορεύετο ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς μετ᾿ αὐτῆς κλαίων ὀπίσω αὐτῆς ἕως Βαρακίμ· καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν ᾿Αβεννήρ· πορεύου, ἀνάστρεφε· καὶ ἀνέστρεψε.

17 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ πρὸς τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ᾿Ισραὴλ λέγων· χθὲς καὶ τρίτην ἐζητεῖτε τὸν Δαυὶδ βασιλεύειν ἐφ᾿ ὑμῶν·

18 καὶ νῦν ποιήσατε, ὅτι Κύριος ἐλάλησε περὶ Δαυὶδ λέγων· ἐν χειρὶ τοῦ δούλου μου Δαυὶδ σώσω τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκ χειρὸς ἀλλοφύλων καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς πάντων τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν.

19 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἐν τοῖς ὠσὶ Βενιαμίν. καὶ ἐπορεύθη ᾿Αβεννὴρ τοῦ λαλῆσαι εἰς τὰ ὦτα τοῦ Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρὼν πάντα, ὅσα ἤρεσεν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς οἴκου Βενιαμίν.

20 Καὶ ἦλθεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ πρὸς Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρὼν καὶ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἴκοσιν ἄνδρες. καὶ ἐποίησε Δαυὶδ τῷ ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ τοῖς ἀνδράσι τοῖς μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ πότον.

21 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ πρὸς Δαυίδ· ἀναστήσομαι δὴ καὶ πορεύσομαι καὶ συναθροίσω πρὸς κύριόν μου τὸν βασιλέα πάντα ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ διαθήσομαι μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ διαθήκην, καὶ βασιλεύσεις ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐπιθυμεῖ ἡ ψυχή σου. καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ τὸν ᾿Αβεννήρ, καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἐν εἰρήνῃ.

22 καὶ ἰδοὺ οἱ παῖδες Δαυὶδ καὶ ᾿Ιωὰβ παρεγένοντο ἐκ τῆς ἐξοδίας, καὶ σκῦλα πολλὰ ἔφερον μεθ᾿ ἑαυτῶν· καὶ ᾿Αβεννὴρ οὐκ ἦν μετὰ Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρών, ὅτι ἀπεστάλκει αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπεληλύθει ἐν εἰρήνῃ.

23 καὶ ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ πᾶσα ἡ στρατιὰ αὐτοῦ ἤλθοσαν, καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ ᾿Ιωὰβ λέγοντες· ἥκει ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸς Νὴρ πρὸς Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπέσταλκεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ἐν εἰρήνῃ.

24 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ᾿Ιωὰβ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα καὶ εἶπε· τί τοῦτο ἐποίησας; ἰδοὺ ἦλθεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ πρὸς σέ, καὶ ἱνατί ἐξαπέσταλκας αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπελήλυθεν ἐν εἰρήνῃ;

25 ἦ οὐκ οἶδας τὴν κακίαν ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱοῦ Νήρ, ὅτι ἀπατῆσαί σε παρεγένετο καὶ γνῶναι τὴν ἔξοδόν σου καὶ τὴν εἴσοδόν σου καὶ γνῶναι ἅπαντα, ὅσα σὺ ποιεῖς;

26 καὶ ἀνέστρεψεν ᾿Ιωὰβ ἀπὸ τοῦ Δαυὶδ καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἀγγέλους πρὸς ᾿Αβεννὴρ ὀπίσω, καὶ ἐπιστρέφουσιν αὐτὸν ἀπὸ τοῦ φρέατος τοῦ Σεειράμ· καὶ Δαυὶδ οὐκ ᾔδει.

27 καὶ ἐπέστρεψε τὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ εἰς Χεβρών, καὶ ἐξέκλινεν αὐτὸν ᾿Ιωὰβ ἐκ πλαγίων τῆς πύλης λαλῆσαι πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐνεδρεύων καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὸν ἐκεῖ εἰς τὴν ψόαν, καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐν τῷ αἱματι ᾿Ασαὴλ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ ᾿Ιωάβ.

28 Καὶ ἤκουσε Δαυὶδ μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ εἶπεν· ἀθῶός εἰμι ἐγὼ καὶ ἡ βασιλεία μου ἀπὸ Κυρίου καὶ ἕως αἰῶνος ἀπὸ τῶν αἱμάτων ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱοῦ Νήρ·

29 καταντησάτωσαν ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ ἐπὶ πάντα τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, καὶ μὴ ἐκλείποι ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου ᾿Ιωὰβ γονορρυὴς καὶ λεπρὸς καὶ κρατῶν σκυτάλης καὶ πίπτων ἐν ρομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐλασσούμενος ἄρτοις.

30 ᾿Ιωὰβ δὲ καὶ ᾿Αβεσσὰ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ διαπαρετηροῦντο τὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ἐθανάτωσε τὸν ᾿Ασαὴλ τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτῶν ἐν Γαβαών, ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ.

31 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ πρὸς πάντα τὸν λαὸν τὸν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ· διαρρήξατε τὰ ἱμάτια ὑμῶν καὶ περιζώσασθε σάκκους καὶ κόπτεσθε ἔμπροσθεν ᾿Αβεννήρ· καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ ἐπορεύετο ὀπίσω τῆς κλίνης.

32 καὶ θάπτουσι τὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἐν Χεβρών· καὶ ᾖρεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔκλαυσεν ἐπὶ τοῦ τάφου αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔκλαυσε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἐπὶ ᾿Αβεννήρ.

33 καὶ ἐθρήνησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ εἶπεν· εἰ κατὰ τὸν θάνατον Νάβαλ ἀποθανεῖται ᾿Αβεννήρ;

34 αἱ χεῖρές σου οὐκ ἐδέθησαν, οἱ πόδες σου οὐκ ἐν πέδαις· οὐ προσήγαγεν ὡς Νάβαλ, ἐνώπιον υἱῶν ἀδικίας ἔπεσας. καὶ συνήχθη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τοῦ κλαῦσαι αὐτόν.

35 καὶ ἦλθε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς περιδειπνῆσαι τὸν Δαυὶδ ἄρτοις ἔτι οὔσης ἡμέρας, καὶ ὤμοσε Δαυὶδ λέγων· τάδε ποιήσαι μοι ὁ Θεὸς καὶ τάδε προσθείη, ὅτι ἐὰν μὴ δύῃ ὁ ἥλιος, οὐ μὴ γεύσωμαι ἄρτου ἢ ἀπὸ παντός τινος.

36 καὶ ἔγνω πᾶς ὁ λαός, καὶ ἤρεσεν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν πάντα, ὅσα ἐποίησεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐνώπιον τοῦ λαοῦ.

37 καὶ ἔγνω πᾶς ὁ λαὸς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, ὅτι οὐκ ἐγένετο παρὰ τοῦ βασιλέως θανατῶσαι τὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸν Νήρ.

38 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς πρὸς τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ· οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι ἡγούμενος μέγας πέπτωκεν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ;

39 καὶ ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι συγγενὴς σήμερον καὶ καθεσταμένος ὑπὸ βασιλέως; οἱ δὲ ἄνδρες οὗτοι υἱοὶ Σαρουΐας σκληρότεροί μού εἰσιν· ἀποδῷ Κύριος τῷ ποιοῦντι τὰ πονηρὰ κατὰ τὴν κακίαν αὐτοῦ.


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ΚΑΙ ἤκουσεν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱὸς Σαοὺλ ὅτι τέθνηκεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸς Νὴρ ἐν Χεβρών, καὶ ἐξελύθησαν αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ, καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ παρείθησαν.

2 καὶ δύο ἄνδρες ἡγούμενοι συστρεμμάτων τῷ ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱῷ Σαούλ, ὄνομα τῷ ἑνὶ Βαανὰ καὶ ὄνομα τῷ δευτέρῳ Ρηχάβ, υἱοὶ Ρεμμὼν τοῦ Βηρωθαίου ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν Βενιαμίν· ὅτι Βηρὼθ ἐλογίζετο τοῖς υἱοῖς Βενιαμίν,

3 καὶ ἀπέδρασαν οἱ Βηθωραῖοι εἰς Γεθθαὶμ καὶ ἦσαν ἐκεῖ παροικοῦντες ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.

4 καὶ τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱῷ Σαοὺλ υἱὸς πεπληγὼς τοὺς πόδας· υἱὸς ἐτῶν πέντε οὗτος ἐν τῷ ἐλθεῖν τὴν ἀγγελίαν Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ ἐξ ᾿Ιεζραήλ, καὶ ᾖρεν αὐτὸν ἡ τιθηνὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔφυγε, καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ σπεύδειν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀναχωρεῖν, καὶ ἔπεσε καὶ ἐχωλάνθη, καὶ ὄνομα αὐτῷ Μεμφιβοσθέ.

5 καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν υἱοὶ Ρεμμὼν τοῦ Βηρωθαίου Ρεκχὰ καὶ Βαανὰ καὶ εἰσῆλθον ἐν τῷ καύματι τῆς ἡμέρας εἰς οἶκον ᾿Ιεβοσθέ. καὶ αὐτὸς ἐκάθευδεν ἐν τῇ κοίτῃ τῆς μεσημβρίας,

6 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ θυρωρὸς τοῦ οἴκου ἐκάθαιρε πυροὺς καὶ ἐνύσταξε καὶ ἐκάθευδε, καὶ Ρεκχὰ καὶ Βαανὰ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ διέλαθον

7 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὸν οἶκον, καὶ ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ ἐκάθευδεν ἐπὶ τῆς κλίνης αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ κοιτῶνι αὐτοῦ, καὶ τύπτουσιν αὐτὸν καὶ θανατοῦσι καὶ ἀφαιροῦσι τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔλαβον τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπῆλθον ὁδὸν τὴν κατὰ δυσμὰς ὅλην τὴν νύκτα.

8 καὶ ἤνεγκαν τὴν κεφαλὴν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ τῷ Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρὼν καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· ἰδοὺ ἡ κεφαλὴ ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ υἱοῦ Σαοὺλ τοῦ ἐχθροῦ σου, ὃς ἐζήτει τὴν ψυχήν σου, καὶ ἔδωκε Κύριος τῷ κυρίῳ βασιλεῖ ἐκδίκησιν τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη, ἐκ Σαοὺλ τοῦ ἐχθροῦ σου καὶ ἐκ τοῦ σπέρματος αὐτοῦ.

9 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Δαυὶδ τῷ Ρεκχὰ καὶ τῷ Βαανὰ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ υἱοῖς Ρεμμὼν τοῦ Βηρωθαίου καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· ζῇ Κύριος, ὃς ἐλυτρώσατο τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως,

10 ὅτι ὁ ἀπαγγείλας μοι ὅτι τέθνηκε Σαούλ, καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν ὡς εὐαγγελιζόμενος ἐνώπιόν μου, καὶ κατέσχον αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπέκτεινα αὐτὸν ἐν Σεκελάκ, ᾧ ἔδει με δοῦναι εὐαγγέλια.

11 καὶ νῦν ἄνδρες πονηροὶ ἀπεκτάγκασιν ἄνδρα δίκαιον ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης αὐτοῦ· καὶ νῦν ἐκζητήσω τὸ αἷμα αὐτοῦ ἐκ χειρὸς ὑμῶν καὶ ἐξολοθρεύσω ὑμᾶς ἐκ τῆς γῆς.

12 καὶ ἐνετείλατο Δαυὶδ τοῖς παιδαρίοις αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀποκτείνουσιν αὐτοὺς καὶ κολοβοῦσι τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν καὶ τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν καὶ ἐκρέμασαν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τῆς κρήνης ἐν Χεβρών· καὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν ᾿Ιεβοσθὲ ἔθαψαν ἐν τῷ τάφῳ ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱοῦ Νήρ.


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ΚΑΙ παραγίνονται πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς Δαυὶδ εἰς Χεβρὼν καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ· ἰδοὺ ὀστᾶ σου καὶ σάρκες σου ἡμεῖς·

2 καὶ ἐχθὲς καὶ τρίτην ὄντος Σαοὺλ βασιλέως ἐφ᾿ ἡμῖν, σὺ ἦσθα ὁ ἐξάγων καὶ εἰσάγων τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς σέ· σὺ ποιμανεῖς τὸν λαόν μου τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ σὺ ἔσῃ εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου ᾿Ισραήλ.

3 καὶ ἔρχονται πάντες οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα εἰς Χεβρών, καὶ διέθετο αὐτοῖς ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ διαθήκην ἐν Χεβρὼν ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, καὶ χρίουσι τὸν Δαυὶδ εἰς βασιλέα ἐπὶ πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ.

4 υἱὸς τριάκοντα ἐτῶν Δαυὶδ ἐν τῷ βασιλεῦσαι αὐτὸν καὶ τεσσαράκοντα ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν,

5 ἑπτὰ ἔτη καὶ μῆνας ἓξ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν Χεβρὼν ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ιούδαν καὶ τριάκοντα τρία ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν ἐπὶ πάντα ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδαν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.

6 Καὶ ἀπῆλθε Δαυὶδ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες αὐτοῦ εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ πρὸς τὸν ᾿Ιεβουσαῖον τὸν κατοικοῦντα τὴν γῆν. καὶ ἐρρέθη τῷ Δαυίδ· οὐκ εἰσελεύσῃ ὧδε, ὅτι ἀντέστησαν οἱ τυφλοὶ καὶ οἱ χωλοὶ λέγοντες ὅτι οὐκ εἰσελεύσεται Δαυὶδ ὧδε.

7 καὶ κατελάβετο Δαυὶδ τὴν περιοχὴν Σιὼν (αὕτη ἡ πόλις τοῦ Δαυίδ).

8 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ· πᾶς τύπτων ᾿Ιεβουσαῖον ἁπτέσθω ἐν παραξιφίδι καὶ τοὺς χωλοὺς καὶ τοὺς τυφλοὺς καὶ τοὺς μισοῦντας τὴν ψυχὴν Δαυίδ· διὰ τοῦτο ἐροῦσι· τυφλοὶ καὶ χωλοὶ οὐκ εἰσελεύσονται εἰς οἶκον Κυρίου.

9 καὶ ἐκάθισε Δαυὶδ ἐν τῇ περιοχῇ, καὶ ἐκλήθη αὕτη ἡ πόλις Δαυίδ· καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν αὐτὴν πόλιν κύκλῳ ἀπὸ τῆς ἄκρας καὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ.

10 καὶ διεπορεύετο Δαυὶδ πορευόμενος καὶ μεγαλυνόμενος, καὶ Κύριος παντοκράτωρ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

11 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Χειρὰμ βασιλεὺς Τύρου ἀγγέλους πρὸς Δαυὶδ καὶ ξύλα κέδρινα καὶ τέκτονας ξύλων καί τέκτονας λίθων καὶ ᾠκοδόμησαν οἶκον τῷ Δαυίδ.

12 καὶ ἔγνω Δαυὶδ ὅτι ἡτοίμασεν αὐτὸν Κύριος εἰς βασιλέα ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ὅτι ἐπῄρθη ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ διὰ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ.

13 καὶ ἔλαβε Δαυὶδ ἔτι γυναῖκας καὶ παλλακὰς ἐξ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ μετὰ τὸ ἐλθεῖν αὐτὸν ἐκ Χεβρών, καὶ ἐγένοντο τῷ Δαυὶδ ἔτι υἱοὶ καὶ θυγατέρες.

14 καὶ ταῦτα τὰ ὀνόματα τῶν γεννηθέντων αὐτῷ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ· Σαμμοὺς καὶ Σωβὰβ καὶ Νάθαν καὶ Σαλωμὼν

15 καὶ ᾿Εβεὰρ καὶ ᾿Ελισοὺς καὶ Ναφὲκ καὶ ᾿Ιεφιὲς

16 καὶ ᾿Ελισαμὰ καὶ ᾿Ελιδαὲ καὶ ᾿Ελιφαλάθ, Σαμαέ, ᾿Ιεσσιβάθ, Νάθαν, Γαλαμαάν, ᾿Ιεβαάρ, Θεησοῦς, ᾿Ελιφαλάτ, Ναγέδ, Ναφέκ, ᾿Ιωνάθαν, Λεασαμύς, Βααλιμάθ, ᾿Ελιφαάθ.

17 Καὶ ἤκουσαν οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι ὅτι κέχρισται Δαυὶδ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀνέβησαν πάντες οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι ζητεῖν τὸν Δαυίδ· καὶ ἤκουσε Δαυὶδ καὶ κατέβη εἰς τὴν περιοχήν.

18 καὶ οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι παραγίνονται καὶ συνέπεσαν εἰς τὴν κοιλάδα τῶν Τιτάνων

19 καὶ ἠρώτησε Δαυὶδ διὰ Κυρίου λέγων· εἰ ἀναβῶ πρὸς τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους καὶ παραδώσεις αὐτοὺς εἰς τὰς χεῖράς μου; καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Δαυίδ· ἀνάβαινε, ὅτι παραδιδοὺς παραδώσω τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους εἰς τὰς χεῖράς σου.

20 καὶ ἦλθε Δαυὶδ ἐκ τῶν ἐπάνωδιακοπῶν καὶ ἔκοψε τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους ἐκεῖ, καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· διέκοψε Κύριος τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ἀλλοφύλους ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ, ὡς διακόπτεται ὕδατα· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ τόπου ἐκείνου, ᾿Επάνω διακοπῶν.

21 καὶ καταλιμπάνουσιν ἐκεῖ τοὺς θεοὺς αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐλάβοσαν αὐτοὺς Δαυὶδ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

22 καὶ προσέθεντο ἔτι ἀλλόφυλοι τοῦ ἀναβῆναι καὶ συνέπεσαν ἐν τῇ κοιλάδι τῶν Τιτάνων.

23 καὶ ἐπηρώτησε Δαυὶδ διὰ Κυρίου καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· οὐκ ἀναβήσῃ εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτῶν, ἀποστρέφου ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν καὶ παρέσῃ αὐτοῖς πλησίον τοῦ Κλαυθμῶνος·

24 καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῷ ἀκοῦσαί σε τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ συγκλεισμοῦ ἀπὸ τοῦ ἄλσους τοῦ Κλαυθμῶνος, τότε καταβήσῃ πρὸς αὐτούς, ὅτι τότε ἐξελεύσεται Κύριος ἔμπροσθέν σου κόπτειν ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων.

25 καὶ ἐποίησε Δαυὶδ καθὼς ἐνετείλατο αὐτῷ Κύριος, καὶ ἐπάταξε τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους ἀπό Γαβαὼν ἕως τῆς γῆς Γαζηρά.


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ΚΑΙ συνήγαγεν ἔτι Δαυὶδ πάντα νεανίαν ἐξ ᾿Ισραήλ, ὡς ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας.

2 καὶ ἀνέστη καὶ ἐπορεύθη Δαυὶδ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἀρχόντων ᾿Ιούδα ἐν ἀναβάσει τοῦ ἀναγαγεῖν ἐκεῖθεν τὴν κιβωτὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐφ᾿ ἣν ἐπεκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Κυρίου τῶν δυνάμεων καθημένου ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβὶν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῆς.

3 καὶ ἐπεβίβασαν τὴν κιβωτὸν Κυρίου ἐφ᾿ ἅμαξαν καινὴν καὶ ᾖραν αὐτὴν ἐξ οἴκου ᾿Αμιναδὰβ τοῦ ἐν τῷ βουνῷ· καὶ ᾿Οζὰ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ υἱοὶ ᾿Αμιναδὰβ ἦγον τὴν ἅμαξαν σὺν τῇ κιβωτῷ,

4 καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπορεύοντο ἔμπροσθεν τῆς κιβωτοῦ.

5 καὶ Δαυὶδ καὶ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ παίζοντες ἐνώπιον Κυρίου ἐν ὀργάνοις ἡρμοσμένοις ἐν ἰσχύϊ, καὶ ἐν ᾠδαῖς καὶ ἐν κινύραις καὶ ἐν νάβλαις καὶ ἐν τυμπάνοις καὶ ἐν κυμβάλοις καὶ ἐν αὐλοῖς.

6 καὶ παραγίνονται ἕως ἅλω Ναχών, καὶ ἐξέτεινεν ᾿Οζὰ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν κιβωτὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ κατασχεῖν αὐτὴν καὶ ἐκράτησεν αὐτήν, ὅτι περιέσπασεν αὐτὴν ὁ μόσχος.

7 καὶ ἐθυμώθη ὀργῇ Κύριος τῷ ᾿Οζά, καὶ ἔπαισεν αὐτὸν ἐκεῖ ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐκεῖ παρὰ τὴν κιβωτὸν τοῦ Κυρίου ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ.

8 καὶ ἠθύμησε Δαυὶδ ὑπὲρ οὗ διέκοψε Κύριος διακοπὴν ἐν τῷ ᾿Οζά· καὶ ἐκλήθη ὁ τόπος ἐκεῖνος Διακοπὴ ᾿Οζὰ ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.

9 καὶ ἐφοβήθη Δαυὶδ τὸν Κύριον ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ λέγων· πῶς εἰσελεύσεται πρός με ἡ κιβωτὸς Κυρίου;

10 καὶ οὐκ ἐβούλετο Δαυὶδ τοῦ ἐκκλῖναι πρὸς αὐτὸν τὴν κιβωτὸν διαθήκης Κυρίου εἰς τὴν πόλιν Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπέκλινεν αὐτὴν Δαυὶδ εἰς οἶκον ᾿Αβεδδαρὰ τοῦ Γεθθαίου.

11 καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἡ κιβωτὸς τοῦ Κυρίου εἰς οἶκον ᾿Αβεδδαρὰ τοῦ Γεθθαίου μῆνας τρεῖς· καὶ εὐλόγησε Κύριος ὅλον τὸν οἶκον ᾿Αβεδδαρὰ καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτοῦ.

12 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ βασιλεῖ Δαυὶδ λέγοντες· εὐλόγησε Κύριος τὸν οἶκον ᾿Αβεδδαρὰ καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτοῦ ἕνεκα τῆς κιβωτοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ ἐπορεύθη Δαυὶδ καὶ ἀνήγαγε τὴν κιβωτὸν τοῦ Κυρίου ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου ᾿Αβεδδαρὰ εἰς τὴν πόλιν Δαυὶδ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ.

13 καὶ ἦσαν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ αἴροντες τὴν κιβωτὸν ἑπτὰ χοροὶ καὶ θῦμα μόσχος καὶ ἄρνες.

14 καὶ Δαυὶδ ἀνεκρούετο ἐν ὀργάνοις ἡρμοσμένοις ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, καὶ ὁ Δαυὶδ ἐνδεδυκὼς στολὴν ἔξαλλον.

15 καὶ Δαυὶδ καὶ πᾶς ὁ οἶκος ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀνήγαγον τὴν κιβωτὸν Κυρίου μετὰ κραυγῆς καὶ μετὰ φωνῆς σάλπιγγος.

16 καὶ ἐγένετο τῆς κιβωτοῦ παραγινομένης ἕως πόλεως Δαυὶδ καὶ Μελχὸλ ἡ θυγάτηρ Σαοὺλ διέκυπτε διὰ τῆς θυρίδος καὶ εἶδε τὸν βασιλέα Δαυὶδ ὀρχούμενον καὶ ἀνακρουόμενον ἐνώπιον Κυρίου καὶ ἐξουδένωσεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτῆς.

17 καὶ φέρουσι τὴν κιβωτὸν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ ἀνέθησαν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς εἰς μέσον τῆς σκηνῆς, ἧς ἔπηξεν αὐτῇ Δαυίδ· καὶ ἀνήνεγκε Δαυὶδ ὁλοκαυτώματα ἐνώπιον Κυρίου καὶ εἰρηνικάς.

18 καὶ συνετέλεσε Δαυὶδ συναναφέρων τὰς ὁλοκαυτώσεις καὶ τὰς εἰρηνικὰς καὶ εὐλόγησε τὸν λαὸν ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου τῶν δυνάμεων.

19 καὶ διεμέρισε παντὶ τῷ λαῷ εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν δύναμιν τοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀπὸ Δὰν ἕως Βηρσαβεὲ καὶ ἀπό ἀνδρὸς ἕως γυναικός, ἑκάστῳ κολλυρίδα ἄρτου καὶ ἐσχαρίτην καὶ λάγανον ἀπὸ τηγάνου· καὶ ἀπῆλθε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἕκαστος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ.

20 καὶ ἐπέστρεψε Δαυὶδ εὐλογῆσαι τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐξῆλθε Μελχὸλ ἡ θυγάτηρ Σαοὺλ εἰς ἀπάντησιν Δαυὶδ καὶ εὐλόγησεν αὐτὸν καὶ εἶπε· τί δεδόξασται σήμερον ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὃς ἀπεκαλύφθη σήμερον ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς παιδισκῶν τῶν δούλων ἑαυτοῦ, καθὼς ἀποκαλύπτεται ἀποκαλυφθεὶς εἷς τῶν ὀρχουμένων;

21 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Μελχόλ· ἐνώπιον Κυρίου ὀρχήσομαι· εὐλογητὸς Κύριος, ὃς ἐξελέξατό με ὑπὲρ τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντα τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ τοῦ καταστῆσαί με εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ παίξομαι καὶ ὀρχήσομαι ἐνώπιον Κυρίου

22 καὶ ἀποκαλυφθήσομαι ἔτι οὕτως καὶ ἔσομαι ἀχρεῖος ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου καὶ μετὰ τῶν παιδισκῶν, ὧν εἶπάς με μὴ δοξασθῆναι.

23 καὶ τῇ Μελχὸλ θυγατρὶ Σαοὺλ οὐκ ἐγένετο παιδίον ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας τοῦ ἀποθανεῖν αὐτήν.


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ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ὅτε ἐκάθισεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ, καὶ Κύριος κατεκληρονόμησεν αὐτὸν κύκλῳ ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτοῦ τῶν κύκλῳ,

2 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς πρὸς Νάθαν τὸν προφήτην· ἰδοὺ δὴ ἐγὼ κατοικῶ ἐν οἴκῳ κεδρίνῳ, καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ κάθηται ἐν μέσῳ τῆς σκηνῆς.

3 καὶ εἶπε Νάθαν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· πάντα, ὅσα ἂν ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ σου, βάδιζε καὶ ποίει, ὅτι Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

4 καὶ ἐγένετο τῇ νυκτὶ ἐκείνῃ καὶ ἐγένετο ρῆμα Κυρίου πρὸς Νάθαν λέγων·

5 πορεύου, καὶ εἰπὸν πρὸς τὸν δοῦλόν μου Δαυίδ· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· οὐ σὺ οἰκοδομήσεις μοι οἶκον τοῦ κατοικῆσαί με·

6 ὅτι οὐ κατῴκηκα ἐν οἴκῳ ἀφ᾿ ἧς ἡμέρας ἀνήγαγον τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης καὶ ἤμην ἐμπεριπατῶν ἐν καταλύματι καὶ ἐν σκηνῇ,

7 ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς διῆλθον ἐν παντὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, εἰ λαλῶν ἐλάλησα πρὸς μίαν φυλὴν τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ, ᾧ ἐνετειλάμην ποιμαίνειν τὸν λαόν μου ᾿Ισραὴλ λέγων· ἱνατί οὐκ ᾠκοδομήκατέ μοι οἶκον κέδρινον;

8 καὶ νῦν τάδε ἐρεῖς τῷ δούλῳ μου Δαυίδ· τάδε λέγει Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· ἔλαβόν σε ἐκ τῆς μάνδρας τῶν προβάτων τοῦ εἶναί σε εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ

9 καὶ ἤμην μετὰ σοῦ ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐπορεύου, καὶ ἐξωλόθρευσα πάντας τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου ἀπὸ προσώπου σου καὶ ἐποίησά σε ὀνομαστὸν κατὰ τὸ ὄνομα τῶν μεγάλων τῶν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

10 καὶ θήσομαι τόπον τῷ λαῷ μου τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ καταφυτεύσω αὐτόν, καὶ κατασκηνώσει καθ᾿ ἑαυτὸν καὶ οὐ μεριμνήσει οὐκέτι, καὶ οὐ προσθήσει υἱὸς ἀδικίας τοῦ ταπεινῶσαι αὐτὸν καθὼς ἀπ᾿ ἀρχῆς,

11 ἀπὸ τῶν ἡμερῶν, ὧν ἔταξα κριτὰς ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν μου ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀναπαύσω σε ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν ἐχθρῶν σου, καὶ ἀπαγγελεῖ σοι Κύριος ὅτι οἶκον οἰκοδομήσεις αὐτῷ.

12 καὶ ἔσται ἐὰν πληρωθῶσιν αἱ ἡμέραι σου καὶ κοιμηθήσῃ μετὰ τῶν πατέρων σου, καὶ ἀναστήσω τὸ σπέρμα σου μετὰ σέ, ὃς ἔσται ἐκ τῆς κοιλίας σου, καὶ ἑτοιμάσω τὴν βασιλείαν αὐτοῦ·

13 αὐτὸς οἰκοδομήσει μοι οἶκον τῷ ὀνόματί μου, καὶ ἀνορθώσω τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ ἕως εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

14 ἐγὼ ἔσομαι αὐτῷ εἰς πατέρα, καὶ αὐτὸς ἔσται μοι εἰς υἱόν· καὶ ἐὰν ἔλθῃ ἡ ἀδικία αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐλέγξω αὐτὸν ἐν ράβδῳ ἀνδρῶν καὶ ἐν ἁφαῖς υἱῶν ἀνθρώπων·

15 τὸ δὲ ἔλεός μου οὐκ ἀποστήσω ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ, καθὼς ἀπέστησα ἀφ᾿ ὧν ἀπέστησα ἐκ προσώπου μου.

16 καὶ πιστωθήσεται ὁ οἶκος αὐτοῦ καὶ ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος ἐνώπιόν μου. καὶ ὁ θρόνος αὐτοῦ ἔσται ἀνωρθωμένος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

17 κατὰ πάντας τοὺς λόγους τούτους καὶ κατὰ πᾶσαν τὴν ὅρασιν ταύτην, οὕτως ἐλάλησε Νάθαν πρὸς Δαυίδ.

18 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐνώπιον Κυρίου καὶ εἶπε· τίς εἰμι ἐγώ, Κύριέ μου Κύριε, καὶ τίς ὁ οἶκός μου, ὅτι ἠγάπησάς με ἕως τούτων;

19 καὶ κατεσμικρύνθην μικρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου, Κύριέ μου Κύριε. καὶ ἐλάλησας ὑπὲρ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ δούλου σου εἰς μακράν· οὗτος δὲ ὁ νόμος τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, Κύριέ μου Κύριε.

20 καὶ τί προσθήσει Δαυὶδ ἔτι τοῦ λαλῆσαι πρός σε; καὶ νῦν σὺ οἶδας τὸν δοῦλόν σου, Κύριέ μου Κύριε.

21 διὰ τὸν λόγον σου πεποίηκας, καὶ κατὰ τὴν καρδίαν σου ἐποίησας πᾶσαν τὴν μεγαλωσύνην ταύτην γνωρίσαι τῷ δούλῳ σου

22 ἕνεκεν τοῦ μεγαλῦναί σε, Κύριέ μου Κύριε, ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ὡς σὺ καὶ οὐκ ἔστι Θεὸς πλὴν σοῦ ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἠκούσαμεν ἐν τοῖς ὠσὶν ἡμῶν.

23 καὶ τίς ὡς ὁ λαός σου ᾿Ισραὴλ ἔθνος ἄλλο ἐν τῇ γῇ; ὡς ὡδήγησεν αὐτὸν ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ λυτρώσασθαι αὐτῷ λαόν, τοῦ θέσθαι σε ὄνομα, τοῦ ποιῆσαι μεγαλωσύνην καὶ ἐπιφάνειαν, τοῦ ἐκβαλεῖν σε ἐκ προσώπου τοῦ λαοῦ σου, οὓς ἐλυτρώσω σεαυτῷ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, ἔθνη καὶ σκηνώματα;

24 καὶ ἡτοίμασας σεαυτῷ τὸν λαόν σου ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς λαὸν ἕως αἰῶνος, καὶ σύ, Κύριε, ἐγένου αὐτοῖς εἰς Θεόν.

25 καὶ νῦν, Κύριέ μου Κύριε, τὸ ρῆμα, ὃ ἐλάλησας περὶ τοῦ δούλου σου καὶ τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ, πίστωσον ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος, Κύριε παντοκράτωρ Θεὲ τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ νῦν καθὼς ἐλάλησας,

26 μεγαλυνθείη τὸ ὄνομά σου ἕως αἰῶνος.

27 Κύριε παντοκράτωρ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, ἀπεκάλυψας τὸ ὠτίον τοῦ δούλου σου, λέγων· οἶκον οἰκοδομήσω σοι· διὰ τοῦτο εὗρεν ὁ δοῦλός σου τὴν καρδίαν ἑαυτοῦ τοῦ προσεύξασθαι πρός σε τὴν προσευχὴν ταύτην.

28 καὶ νῦν, Κύριέ μου Κύριε, σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός, καὶ οἱ λόγοι σου ἔσονται ἀληθινοί, καὶ ἐλάλησας ὑπὲρ τοῦ δούλου σου τὰ ἀγαθὰ ταῦτα·

29 καὶ νῦν ἄρξαι καὶ εὐλόγησον τὸν οἶκον τοῦ δούλου σου τοῦ εἶναι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἐνώπιόν σου, ὅτι σύ, Κύριέ μου Κύριε, ἐλάλησας, καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς εὐλογίας σου εὐλογηθήσεται ὁ οἶκος τοῦ δούλου σου τοῦ εἶναι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.


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ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἐπάταξε Δαυὶδ τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους καὶ ἐτροπώσατο αὐτούς· καὶ ἔλαβε Δαυὶδ τὴν ἀφωρισμένην ἐκ χειρὸς τῶν ἀλλοφύλων.

2 καὶ ἐπάταξε Δαυὶδ τὴν Μωὰβ καὶ διεμέτρησεν αὐτοὺς ἐν σχοινίοις κοιμίσας αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, καὶ ἐγένετο τὰ δύο σχοινίσματα τοῦ θανατῶσαι, καὶ τὰ δύο σχοινίσματα ἐζώγρησε, καὶ ἐγένετο Μωὰβ τῷ Δαυὶδ εἰς δούλους φέροντας ξένια.

3 καὶ ἐπάταξε Δαυὶδ τὸν ᾿Αδρααζὰρ υἱὸν Ραάβ, βασιλέα Σουβά, πορευομένου αὐτοῦ ἐπιστῆσαι τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπί τὸν ποταμὸν Εὐφράτην.

4 καὶ προκατελάβετο Δαυὶδ τῶν αὐτοῦ χίλια ἅρματα καὶ ἑπτά χιλιάδας ἱππέων καὶ εἴκοσι χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν πεζῶν, καὶ παρέλυσε Δαυὶδ πάντα τὰ ἅρματα καὶ ὑπελίπετο ἑαυτῷ ἑκατὸν ἅρματα.

5 καὶ παραγίνεται Συρία Δαμασκοῦ βοηθῆσαι τῷ ᾿Αδρααζὰρ βασιλεῖ Σουβά, καὶ ἐπάταξε Δαυὶδ ἐν τῷ Σύρῳ εἴκοσι δύο χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν.

6 καὶ ἔθετο Δαυὶδ φρουρὰν ἐν Συρίᾳ τῇ κατὰ Δαμασκόν, καὶ ἐγένετο ὁ Σύρος τῷ Δαυὶδ εἰς δούλους φέροντας ξένια. καὶ ἔσωσε Κύριος τὸν Δαυὶδ ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐπορεύετο.

7 καὶ ἔλαβε Δαυὶδ τοὺς χλιδῶνας τοὺς χρυσοῦς, οἳ ἦσαν ἐπὶ τῶν παίδων τῶν ᾿Αδρααζὰρ βασιλέως Σουβά, καὶ ἤνεγκεν αὐτὰ εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ· καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὰ Σουσακὶμ βασιλεὺς Αἰγύπτου ἐν τῷ ἀναβῆναι αὐτὸν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν ἡμέραις Ροβοὰμ υἱοῦ Σολομῶντος.

8 καὶ ἐκ τῆς Μασβὰκ καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν πόλεων τοῦ ᾿Αδρααζὰρ ἔλαβεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ χαλκὸν πολὺν σφόδρα· ἐν αὐτῷ ἐποίησε Σολομῶν τὴν θάλασσαν τὴν χαλκῆν καὶ τοὺς στύλους καὶ τοὺς λουτῆρας καὶ πάντα τὰ σκεύη.

9 καὶ ἤκουσε Θοοὺ ὁ βασιλεὺς ῾Ημὰθ ὅτι ἐπάταξε Δαυὶδ πᾶσαν τὴν δύναμιν ᾿Αδρααζάρ,

10 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Θοοὺ ᾿Ιεδδουρὰν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ πρὸς βασιλέα Δαυὶδ ἐρωτῆσαι αὐτὸν τὰ εἰς εἰρήνην καὶ εὐλογῆσαι αὐτὸν ὑπὲρ οὗ ἐπολέμησε τὸν ᾿Αδρααζὰρ καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτόν, ὅτι ἀντικείμενος ἦν τῷ ᾿Αδρααζάρ, καὶ ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ ἦσαν σκεύη ἀργυρᾶ καὶ σκεύη χρυσᾶ καὶ σκεύη χαλκᾶ.

11 καὶ ταῦτα ἡγίασεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυὶδ τῷ Κυρίῳ μετὰ τοῦ ἀργυρίου καὶ μετὰ τοῦ χρυσίου, οὗ ἡγίασεν ἐκ πασῶν τῶν πόλεων, ὧν κατεδυνάστευσεν,

12 ἐκ τῆς ᾿Ιδουμαίας καὶ ἐκ τῆς Μωὰβ καὶ ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Αμμὼν καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων καὶ ἐξ ᾿Αμαλὴκ καὶ ἐκ τῶν σκύλων ᾿Αδρααζὰρ υἱοῦ Ραὰβ βασιλέως Σουβά.

13 καὶ ἐποίησε Δαυὶδ ὄνομα· καὶ ἐν τῷ ἀνακάμπτειν αὐτὸν ἐπάταξε τὴν ᾿Ιδουμαίαν ἐν Γεβελὲμ εἰς ὀκτωκαίδεκα χιλιάδας.

14 καὶ ἔθετο ἐν τῇ ᾿Ιδουμαίᾳ φρουράν, ἐν πάσῃ τῇ ᾿Ιδουμαίᾳ, καὶ ἐγένοντο πάντες οἱ ᾿Ιδουμαῖοι δοῦλοι τῷ βασιλεῖ. καὶ ἔσωσε Κύριος τὸν Δαυὶδ ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐπορεύετο.

15 καὶ ἐβασίλευσε Δαυὶδ ἐπὶ πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ. καὶ ἦν Δαυὶδ ποιῶν κρίμα καὶ δικαιοσύνην ἐπὶ πάντα τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ.

16 καὶ ᾿Ιωὰβ υἱὸς Σαρουΐας ἐπὶ τῆς στρατιᾶς καὶ ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ υἱὸς ᾿Αχιὰδ ἐπὶ τῶν ὑπομνημάτων,

17 καὶ Σαδοὺκ υἱὸς ᾿Αχιτὼβ καὶ ᾿Αχιμέλεχ υἱὸς ᾿Αβιάθαρ ἱερεῖς, καὶ ᾿Ασὰ ὁ γραμματεύς,

18 καὶ Βαναίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιωδαὲ σύμβουλος, καὶ ὁ Χελεθθὶ καὶ ὁ Φελεττί· καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Δαυὶδ αὐλάρχαι ἦσαν.


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ΚΑΙ εἶπε Δαυίδ· εἰ ἔστιν ἔτι ὑπολελειμμένος ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Σαοὺλ καὶ ποιήσω μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἔλεος ἕνεκεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν;

2 καὶ ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου Σαοὺλ ἦν παῖς, καὶ ὄνομα αὐτῷ Σιβά, καὶ καλοῦσιν αὐτὸν πρὸς Δαυίδ· καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλεὺς· σὺ εἶ Σιβά; καὶ εἶπεν· ἐγὼ δοῦλος σός.

3 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· εἰ ὑπολέλειπται ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου Σαοὺλ ἔτι ἀνὴρ καὶ ποιήσω μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἔλεος Θεοῦ; καὶ εἶπε Σιβὰ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· ἔτι ἐστίν υἱὸς τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν πεπληγὼς τοὺς πόδας.

4 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· ποῦ οὗτος; καὶ εἶπε Σιβὰ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· ἰδοὺ ἐν οἴκῳ Μαχὶρ υἱοῦ ᾿Αμιὴλ ἐκ τῆς Λαδάβαρ.

5 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεύς Δαυὶδ καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὸν ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου Μαχὶρ υἱοῦ ᾿Αμιὴλ ἐκ τῆς Λαδάβαρ.

6 καὶ παραγίνεται Μεμφιβοσθὲ υἱὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱοῦ Σαοὺλ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα Δαυὶδ καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Δαυίδ·Μεμφιβοσθέ· καὶ εἶπεν· ἰδοὺ ὁ δοῦλός σου.

7 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Δαυίδ· μὴ φοβοῦ, ὅτι ποιῶν ποιήσω μετὰ σοῦ ἔλεος διὰ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ ἀποκαταστήσω σοι πάντα ἀγρὸν Σαοὺλ πατρὸς τοῦ πατρός σου, καὶ σὺ φαγῇ ἄρτον ἐπὶ τῆς τραπέζης μου διαπαντός.

8 καὶ προσεκύνησε Μεμφιβοσθέ καὶ εἶπε· τίς εἰμι ὁ δοῦλός σου, ὅτι ἐπέβλεψας ἐπὶ τὸν κύνα τὸν τεθνηκότα τὸν ὅμοιον ἐμοί;

9 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Σιβὰ τὸ παιδάριον Σαοὺλ καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· πάντα ὅσα ἐστὶ τῷ Σαοὺλ καὶ ὅλῳ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ δέδωκα τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ κυρίου σου·

10 καὶ ἐργᾷ αὐτῷ τὴν γῆν, σὺ καὶ οἱ υἱοί σου καὶ οἱ δοῦλοί σου, καὶ εἰσοίσεις τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ κυρίου σου ἄρτους, καὶ ἔδεται αὐτούς· καὶ Μεμφιβοσθὲ υἱὸς τοῦ κυρίου σου φάγεται διαπαντὸς ἄρτον ἐπὶ τῆς τραπέζης μου. (καὶ τῷ Σιβὰ ἦσαν πεντεκαίδεκα υἱοὶ καὶ εἴκοσι δοῦλοι).

11 καὶ εἶπε Σιβὰ πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα· κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἐντέταλται ὁ κύριός μου ὁ βασιλεὺς τῷ δούλῳ αὐτοῦ, οὕτω ποιήσει ὁ δοῦλός σου· καὶ Μεμφιβοσθὲ ἤσθιεν ἐπὶ τῆς τραπέζης Δαυὶδ καθὼς εἷς τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ τοῦ βασιλέως.

12 καὶ τῷ Μεμφιβοσθὲ υἱὸς μικρὸς ἦν, καὶ ὄνομα αὐτῷ Μιχά. καὶ πᾶσα ἡ κατοίκησις τοῦ οἴκου Σιβὰ δοῦλοι τοῦ Μεμφιβοσθέ.

13 καὶ Μεμφιβοσθὲ κατῴκει ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ὅτι ἐπὶ τῆς τραπέζης τοῦ βασιλέως αὐτὸς διαπαντὸς ἤσθιε· καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν χωλὸς ἀμφοτέροις τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτοῦ.


10

ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἀπέθανε βασιλεὺς υἱῶν ᾿Αμμών, καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν ᾿Αννὼν υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ' αὐτοῦ.

2 καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· ποιήσω ἔλεος μετὰ ᾿Αννὼν υἱοῦ Ναάς, ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησεν ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ μετ' αὐτοῦ ἔλεος· καὶ ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ παρακαλέσαι αὐτὸν ἐν χειρὶ τῶν δούλων αὐτοῦ περὶ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ. καὶ παρεγένοντο οἱ παῖδες Δαυὶδ εἰς τὴν γῆν υἱῶν ᾿Αμμών.

3 καὶ εἶπον οἱ ἄρχοντες υἱῶν ᾿Αμμὼν πρὸς ᾿Αννὼν τὸν κύριον αὐτῶν· μὴ παρὰ τὸ δοξάζειν Δαυὶδ τὸν πατέρα σου ἐνώπιόν σου, ὅτι ἀπέστειλέ σοι παρακαλοῦντας; ἀλλ' οὐχὶ ὅπως ἐρευνήσωσι τὴν πόλιν καὶ κατασκοπήσωσιν αὐτὴν καὶ τοῦ κατασκέψασθαι αὐτὴν ἀπέστειλε Δαυὶδ τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ πρός σε;

4 καὶ ἔλαβεν ᾿Αννὼν τοὺς παῖδας Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐξύρησε τοὺς πώγωνας αὐτῶν καὶ ἀπέκοψε τοὺς μανδύας αὐτῶν ἐν τῷ ἡμίσει ἕως τῶν ἰσχίων αὐτῶν καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν αὐτούς.

5 καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν τῷ Δαυὶδ ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀνδρῶν, καὶ ἀπέστειλεν εἰς ἀπαντὴν αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἦσαν οἱ ἄνδρες ἠτιμασμένοι σφόδρα· καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· καθίσατε ἐν ῾Ιεριχὼ ἕως τοῦ ἀνατεῖλαι τοὺς πώγωνας ὑμῶν, καὶ ἐπιστραφήσεσθε.

6 καὶ εἶδον οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Αμμών, ὅτι κατῃσχύνθησαν ὁ λαὸς Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπέστειλαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Αμμὼν καὶ ἐμισθώσαντο τὴν Συρίαν Βαιθραὰμ καὶ τὴν Συρίαν Σουβά, εἴκοσι χιλιάδας πεζῶν, καὶ τὸν βασιλέα Μααχά, χιλίους ἄνδρας, καὶ ᾿Ιστώβ, δώδεκα χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν.

7 καὶ ἤκουσε Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπέστειλε τὸν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν δύναμιν, τοὺς δυνατούς.

8 καὶ ἐξῆλθον οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Αμμὼν καὶ παρετάξαντο πόλεμον παρὰ τῇ θύρᾳ τῆς πύλης Συρίας Σουβὰ καὶ Ροὼβ καὶ ᾿Ιστὼβ καὶ Μααχὰ μόνοι ἐν ἀγρῷ.

 

9 καὶ εἶδεν ᾿Ιωὰβ ὅτι ἐγενήθη πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀντιπρόσωπον τοῦ πολέμου, ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ πρόσωπον ἐξεναντίας καὶ ἐκ τοῦ ὄπισθεν, καὶ ἐπελέξατο ἐκ πάντων τῶν νεανιῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ παρετάξαντο ἐξεναντίας Συρίας.

10 καὶ τὸ κατάλοιπον τοῦ λαοῦ ἔδωκεν ἐν χειρὶ ᾿Αβεσσὰ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ, καὶ παρετάξαντο ἐξεναντίας υἱῶν ᾿Αμμών.

11 καὶ εἶπεν· ἐὰν κραταιωθῇ Συρία ὑπὲρ ἐμέ, καὶ ἔσεσθέ μοι εἰς σωτηρίαν, καὶ ἐὰν κραταιωθῶσιν υἱοὶ ᾿Αμμὼν ὑπὲρ σέ, καὶ ἐσόμεθα τοῦ σῶσαί σε·

12 ἀνδρίζου καὶ κραταιωθῶμεν ὑπὲρ τοῦ λαοῦ ἡμῶν καὶ περὶ τῶν πόλεων τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν, καὶ Κύριος ποιήσει τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς αὐτοῦ.

13 καὶ προσῆλθεν ᾿Ιωὰβ καὶ ὁ λαὸς αὐτοῦ μετ' αὐτοῦ εἰς πόλεμον πρὸς Συρίαν, καὶ ἔφυγαν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ.

14 καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Αμμὼν εἶδαν ὅτι ἔφυγε Συρία, καὶ ἔφυγαν ἀπὸ προσώπου ᾿Αβεσσὰ καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὴν πόλιν. καὶ ἀνέστρεψεν ᾿Ιωὰβ ἀπὸ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Αμμὼν καὶ παρεγένετο εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.

15 καὶ εἶδε Συρία ὅτι ἔπταισεν ἔμπροσθεν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό.

16 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Αδρααζὰρ καὶ συνήγαγε τὴν Συρίαν τὴν ἐκ τοῦ πέραν τοῦ ποταμοῦ Χαλαμάκ, καὶ παρεγένοντο εἰς Αἰλάμ, καὶ Σωβὰκ ἄρχων τῆς δυνάμεως ᾿Αδρααζὰρ ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν.

17 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Δαυίδ, καὶ συνήγαγε τὸν πάντα ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ διέβη τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην καὶ παρεγένετο εἰς Αἰλάμ· καὶ παρετάξατο Συρία ἀπέναντι Δαυίδ, καὶ ἐπολέμησαν μετ' αὐτοῦ.

18 καὶ ἔφυγε Συρία ἀπὸ προσώπου ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀνεῖλε Δαυὶδ ἐκ τῆς Συρίας ἑπτακόσια ἅρματα καὶ τεσσαράκοντα χιλιάδας ἱππέων· καὶ τὸν Σωβὰκ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ ἐπάταξε, καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐκεῖ.

19 καὶ εἶδαν πάντες οἱ βασιλεῖς οἱ δοῦλοι ᾿Αδρααζὰρ ὅτι ἔπταισαν ἔμπροσθεν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ηὐτομόλησαν μετὰ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἐδούλευσαν αὐτοῖς. καὶ ἐφοβήθη Συρία τοῦ σῶσαι ἔτι τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Αμμών.
 



 

 

    

 

    

       

2 KINGS


1

And it came to pass after Saul was dead, that David returned from smiting Amalec, and David abode two days in Sekelac.

2 And it came to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came from the camp, from the people of Saul, and his garments were rent, and earth was upon his head: and it came to pass when he went in to David, that he fell upon the earth, and did obeisance to him.

 

3 And David said to him, Whence comest thou? and he said to him, I have escaped out of the camp of Israel.

4 And David said to him, What is the matter? tell me. And he said, The people fled out of the battle, and many of the people have fallen and are dead, and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead.

 

5 And David said to the young man who brought him the tidings, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?

6 And the young man that brought the tidings, said to him, I happened accidentally to be upon mount Gelbue; and, behold, Saul was leaning upon his spear, and, behold, the chariots and captains of horse pressed hard upon him.

7 And he looked behind him, and saw me, and called me; and I said, Behold, here am I.

8 And he said to me, Who art thou? and I said, I am an Amalekite.

9 And he said to me, Stand, I pray thee, over me, and slay me, for a dreadful darkness has come upon me, for all my life is in me.

10 So I stood over him and slew him, because I knew he would not live after he was fallen; and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was upon his arm, and I have brought them hither to my lord.

11 And David laid hold of his garments, and rent them; and all the men who were with him rent their garments.

12 And they lamented, and wept, and fasted till evening, for Saul and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of Juda, and for the house of Israel, because they were smitten with the sword.

13 And David said to the young man who brought the tidings to him, Whence art thou? and he said, I am the son of an Amalekite sojourner.

14 And David said to him, How was it thou wast not afraid to lift thy hand to destroy the anointed of the Lord?

15 And David called one of his young men, and said, Go and fall upon him: and he smote him, and he died.

16 And David said to him, Thy blood be upon thine own head; for thy mouth has testified against thee, saying, I have slain the anointed of the Lord.

 

17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.

18 And he gave orders to teach it the sons of Juda: behold, it is written in the book of Right.

19 Set up a pillar, O Israel, for the slain that died upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

20 Tell it not in Geth, and tell it not as glad tidings in the streets of Ascalon, lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

21 Ye mountains of Gelbue, let not dew no rain descend upon you, nor fields of first-fruits be upon you, for there the shield of the mighty ones has been grievously assailed; the shield of Saul was not anointed with oil.

22 From the blood of the slain, and from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan returned not empty; and the sword of Saul turned not back empty.

 

23 Saul and Jonathan, the beloved and the beautiful, were not divided: comely were they in their life, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, and they were stronger than lions.

24 Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you with scarlet together with your adorning, who added golden ornaments to your apparel.

 

25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, even the slain ones upon thy high places!

26 I am grieved for thee, my brother Jonathan; thou wast very lovely to me; thy love to me was wonderful beyond the love of women.

27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!


2

And it came to pass after this that David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up into one of the cities of Juda? and the Lord said to him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? and he said, To Chebron.

2 And David went up thither to Chebron, he and both his wives, Achinaam the Jezraelitess, and Abigaia the wife of Nabal the Carmelite,

3 and the men that were with him, every one and his family; and they dwelt in the cities of Chebron.

4 And the men of Judea come, and anoint David there to reign over the house of Juda; and they reported to David, saying, The men of Jabis of the country of Galaad have buried Saul.

 

5 And David sent messengers to the rulers of Jabis of the country of Galaad, and David said to them, Blessed be ye of the Lord, because ye have wrought this mercy toward your lord, even toward Saul the anointed of the Lord, and ye have buried him and Jonathan his son.

6 And now may the Lord deal in mercy and truth towards you: and I also will requite towards you this good deed, because ye have done this.

7 And now let your hands be made strong, and be valiant; for your master Saul is dead, and moreover the house of Juda have anointed me to be king over them.

8 But Abenner, the son of Ner, the commander-in-chief of Saulís army, took Jebosthe son of Saul, and brought him up from the camp to Manaem

9 and made him king over the land of Galaad, and over Thasiri, and over Jezrael, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.

 

10 Jebosthe, Saulís son was forty years old, when he reigned over Israel; and he reigned two years, but not over the house of Juda, who followed David.

11 And the days which David reigned in Chebron over the house of Juda were seven years and six months.

12 And Abenner the son of Ner went forth, and the servants of Jebosthe the son of Saul, from Manaem to Gabaon.

13 And Joab the son of Saruia, and the servants of David, went forth from Chebron, and met them at the fountain of Gabaon, at the same place: and these sat down by the fountain on this side, and those by the fountain on that side.

14 And Abenner said to Joab, Let now the young men arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

15 And there arose and passed over by number twelve of the children of Benjamin, belonging to Jebosthe the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

16 And they seized every one the head of his neighbour with his hand, and his sword was thrust into the side of his neighbour, and they fall down together: and the name of that place was called The portion of the treacherous ones, which is in Gabaon.

17 And the battle was very severe on that day; and Abenner and the men of Israel were worsted before the servants of David.

18 And there were there the three sons of Saruia, Joab, and Abessa, and Asael: and Asael was swift in his feet as a roe in the field.

19 And Asael followed after Abenner, and turned not to go to the right hand or to the left from following Abenner.

20 And Abenner looked behind him, and said, Art thou Asael himself? and he said, I am.

 

21 And Abenner said to him, Turn thou to the right hand or to the left, and lay hold for thyself on one of the young men, and take to thyself his armour: but Asel would not turn back from following him.

 

22 And Abenner said yet again to Asael, Stand aloof from me, lest I smite thee to the ground? and how should I lift up my face to Joab?

23 And what does this mean? return to Joab thy brother? But he would not stand aloof; and Abenner smites him with the hinder end of the spear on the loins, and the spear went out behind him, and he falls there and dies on the spot: and it came to pass that every one that came to the place where Asael fell and died, stood still.

 

24 And Joab and Abessa pursued after Abenner, and the sun went down: and they went as far as the hill of Amman, which is in the front of Gai, by the desert way of Gabaon.

25 And the children of Benjamin who followed Abenner gather themselves together, and they formed themselves into one body, and stood on the top of a hill.

26 And Abenner called Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour perpetually? knowest thou not that it will be bitter at last? How long then wilt thou refuse to tell the people to turn from following our brethren?

 

27 And Joab said, As the Lord lives, if thou hadst not spoken, even from the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.

28 And Joab sounded the trumpet, and all the people departed, and did not pursue after Israel, and did not fight any longer.

29 And Abenner and his men departed at evening, and went all that night, and crossed over Jordan, and went along the whole adjacent country, and they come to the camp.

30 And Joab returned from following Abenner, and he assembled all the people, and there were missing of the people of David, nineteen men, and Asael.

 

31 And the servants of David smote of the children of Benjamin, of the men of Abenner, three hundred and sixty men belonging to him.

32 And they take up Asael, and bury him in the tomb of his father in Bethleem. And Joab and the men with him went all the night, and the morning rose upon them in Chebron.


3

And there was war for a long time between the house of Saul and the house of David; and the house of David grew continually stronger; but the house of Saul grew continually weaker.

2 And sons were born to David in Chebron: and his first-born was Ammon the son of Achinoom the Jezraelitess.

3 And his second son was Daluia, the son of Abigaia the Carmelitess; and the third, Abessalom the son of Maacha the daughter of Tholmi the king of Gessir.

4 And the fourth was Ornia, the son of Aggith, and the fifth was Saphatia, the son of Abital.

5 And the sixth was Jetheraam, the son of ∆gal the wife of David. These were born to David in Chebron.

6 And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abenner was governing the house of Saul.

7 And Saul had a concubine, Respha, the daughter of Jol; and Jebosthe the son of Saul said to Abenner, Why hast thou gone in to my fatherís concubine?

8 And Abenner was very angry with Jebosthe for this saying; and Abenner said to him, Am I a dogís head? I have this day wrought kindness with the house of Saul thy father, and with his brethren and friends, and have not gone over to the house of David, and dost thou this day seek a charge against me concerning injury to a woman?

9 God do thus and more also to Abenner, if as the Lord swore to David, so do I not to him this day;

 

10 to take away the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to raise up the throne of David over Israel and over Juda from Dan to Bersabee.

11 And Jebosthe could not any longer answer Abenner a word, because he feared him.

12 And Abenner sent messengers to David to Thaelam where he was, immediately, saying, Make thy covenant with me, and, behold, my hand is with thee to bring back to thee all the house of Israel.

13 And David said, With a good will I will make with thee a covenant: only I demand one condition of thee, saying, Thou shalt not see my face, unless thou bring Melchol the daughter of Saul, when thou comest to see my face.

14 And David sent messengers to Jebosthe the son of Saul, saying, Restore me my wife Melchol, whom I took for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines.

 

15 And Jebosthe sent, and took her from her husband, even from Phaltiel the son of Selle.

 

16 And her husband went with her weeping behind her as far as Barakim. And Abenner said to him, Go, return; and he returned.

17 And Abenner spoke to the elders of Israel, saying, In former days ye sought David to reign over you;

 

18 and now perform it: for the Lord has spoken concerning David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save Israel out of the hand of all their enemies.

19 And Abenner spoke in the ears of Benjamin: and Abenner went to speak in the ears of David at Chebron, all that seemed good in the eyes of Israel and in the eyes of the house of Benjamin.

 

20 And Abenner came to David to Chebron, and with him twenty men: and David made for Abenner and his men with him a banquet of wine.

21 And Abenner said to David, I will arise now, and go, and gather to my lord the king all Israel; and I will make with him a covenant, and thou shalt reign over all whom thy soul desires. And David sent away Abenner, and he departed in peace.

 

22 And, behold, the servants of David and Joab arrived from their expedition, and they brought much spoil with them: and Abenner was not with David in Chebron, because he had sent him away, and he had departed in peace.

23 And Joab and all his army came, and it was reported to Joab, saying, Abenner the son of Ner is come to David, and David has let him go, and he has departed in peace.

24 And Joab went in to the king, and said, What is this that thou hast done? behold, Abenner came to thee; and why hast thou let him go, and he has departed in peace?

25 Knowest thou not the mischief of Abenner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all things that thou doest?

26 And Joab returned from David, and sent messengers to Abenner after him; and they bring him back from the well of Seiram: but David knew it not.

 

27 And he brought back Abenner to Chebron, and Joab caused him to turn aside from the gate to speak to him, laying wait for him: and he smote him there in the loins, and he died for the blood of Asael the brother of Joab.

28 And David heard of it afterwards, and said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the Lord even for ever of the blood of Abenner the son of Ner.

29 Let it fall upon the head of Joab, and upon all the house of his father; and let there not be wanting of the house of Joab one that has an issue, or a leper, or that leans on a staff, or that falls by the sword, or that wants bread.

30 For Joab and Abessa his brother laid wait continually for Abenner, because he slew Asael their brother at Gabaon in the battle.

 

31 And David said to Joab and to all the people with him, Rend your garments, and gird yourselves with sackcloth, and lament before Abenner. And king David followed the bier.

 

32 And they bury Abenner in Chebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at his tomb, and all the people wept for Abenner.

 

33 And the king mourned over Abenner, and said, Shall Abenner die according to the death of Nabal?

 

34 Thy hands were not bound, and thy feet were not put in fetters: one brought thee not near as Nabal; thou didst fall before children of iniquity. And all the people assembled to weep for him.

35 And all the people came to cause David to eat bread while it was yet day: and David swore, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if I eat bread or any thing else before the sun goes down.

 

36 And all the people took notice, and all things that the king did before the people were pleasing in their sight.

37 So all the people and all Israel perceived in that day, that it was not of the king to slay Abenner the son of Ner.

38 And the king said to his servants, Know ye not that a great prince is this day fallen in Israel?

 

39 And that I am this day a mere kinsman of his, and as it were a subject; but these men the sons of Saruia are too hard for me: the Lord reward the evil-doer according to his wickedness.

 

 
4

And Jebosthe the son of Saul heard that Abenner the son of Ner had died in Chebron; and his hands were paralyzed, and all the men of Israel grew faint.

 

2 And Jebosthe the son of Saul had two men that were captains of bands: the name of the one was Baana, and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Remmon the Berothite of the children of Benjamin; for Beroth was reckoned to the children of Benjamin.

3 And the Berothites ran away to Gethaim, and were sojourners there until this day.

4 And Jonathan Saulís son had a son lame of his feet, five years old, and he was in the way when the news of Saul and Jonathan his son came from Jezrael, and his nurse took him up, and fled; and it came to pass as he hasted and retreated, that he fell, and was lamed. And his name was Memphibosthe.

 

5 And Rechab and Baana the sons of Remmon the Berothite went, and they came in the heat of the day into the house of Jebosthe; and he was sleeping on a bed at noon.

6 And, behold, the porter of the house winnowed wheat, and he slumbered and slept: and the brothers Rechab and Baana went

7 privily into the house: And Jebosthe was sleeping on his bed in his chamber: and they smite him, and slay him, and take off his head: and they took his head, and went all the night by the western road.

 

 

8 And they brought the head of Jebosthe to David to Chebron, and they said to the king, Behold the head of Jebosthe the son of Saul thy enemy, who sought thy life; and the Lord has executed for my lord the king vengeance on his enemies, as it is this day: even on Saul thy enemy, and on his seed.

 

9 And David answered and Rechab and Baana his brother, the sons of Remmon the Berothite, and said to them, As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all affliction;

10 he that reported to me that Saul was dead, even he was as one bringing glad tidings before me: but I seized him and slew him in Sekelac, to whom I ought, as he thought, to have given a reward for his tidings.

11 And now evil men have slain a righteous men in his house on his bed: now then I will require his blood of your hand, and I will destroy you from off the earth.

12 And David commanded his young men, and they slay them, and cut off their hands and their feet; and they hung them up at the fountain in Chebron: and they buried the head of Jebosthe in the tomb of Abenezer the son of Ner.

 

 
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And all the tribes of Israel come to David to Chebron, and they said to him, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

2 And heretofore Saul being king over us, thou was he that didst lead out and bring in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be for a leader to my people Israel.

 

3 And all the elders of Israel come to the king to Chebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Chebron before the Lord; and they anoint David king over all Israel.

 

4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

5 Seven years and six months he reigned in Chebron over Juda, and thirty-three years he reigned over all Israel and Juda in Jerusalem.

 

6 And David and his men, departed to Jerusalem, to the Jebusite that inhabited the land: and it was said to David, Thou shalt not come in hither: for the blind and the lame withstood him, saying, David shall not come in hither.

7 And David took first the hold of Sion: this is the city of David.

8 And David said on that day, Every one that smites the Jebusite, let him attack with the dagger both the lame and the blind, and those that hate the soul of David. Therefore they say, The lame and the blind shall not enter into the house of the Lord.

9 And David dwelt in the hold, and it was called the city of David, and he built the city itself round about from the citadel, and he built his own house.

10 And David advanced and became great, and the Lord Almighty was with him.

 

11 And Chiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar wood, and carpenters, and stone-masons: and they built a house for David.

 

12 And David knew that the Lord had prepared him to be king over Israel, and that his kingdom was exalted for the sake of his people Israel.

13 And David took again wives and concubines out of Jerusalem, after he came from Chebron: and David had still more sons and daughters born to him.

14 And these are the names of those that were born to him in Jerusalem; Sammus, and Sobab, and Nathan, and Solomon.

15 And Ebear, and Elisue, and Naphec, and Jephies.

16 And Elisama, and Elidae, and Eliphalath, Samae, Jessibath, Nathan, Galamaan, Jebaar, Theesus, Eliphalat, Naged, Naphec, Janathan, Leasamys, Baalimath, Eliphaath.

17 And the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over Israel; and all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the strong hold.

18 And the Philistines came, and assembled in the valley of the giants.

19 And David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into my hands? and the Lord said to David, Go up, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into thine hands.

20 And David came from Upper Breaches, and smote the Philistines there: and David said, The Lord has destroyed the hostile Philistines before me, as water is dispersed; therefore the name of that place was called Over Breaches.

21 And they leave there their gods, and David and his men with him took them.

 

22 And the Philistines came up yet again, and assembled in the valley of Giants.

23 And David enquired of the Lord: and the Lord said, Thou shalt not go up to meet them: turn from them, and thou shalt meet them near the place of weeping.

 

24 And it shall come to pass when thou hearest the sound of a clashing together from the grove of weeping, then thou shalt go down to them, for then the Lord shall go forth before thee to make havoc in the battle with the Philistines.

25 And David did as the Lord commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Gabaon as far as the land of Gazera.


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And David again gathered all the young men of Israel, about seventy thousand.

2 And David arose, and went, he and all the people that were with him, and some of the rulers of Juda, on an expedition to a distant place, to bring back thence the ark of God, on which the name of the Lord of Host who dwells between the cherubs upon it is called.

 

3 And they put the ark of the Lord on a new waggon, and took it out of the house of Aminadab who lived on the hill, and Oza and his brethren the sons of Aminadab drove the waggon with the ark.

4 And his brethren went before the ark.

 

5 And David and the children of Israel were playing before the Lord on well-tuned instruments mightily, and with songs, and with harps, and with lutes, and with drums, and with cymbals, and with pipes.

6 And they come as far as the threshing floor of Nachor: and Oza reached forth his hand to the ark of God to keep it steady, and took hold of it; for the ox shook it out of its place.

7 And the Lord was very angry with Oza; and God smote him there: and he died there by the ark of the Lord before God.

8 And David was dispirited because the Lord made a breach upon Oza; and that place was called the breach of Oza until this day.

9 And David feared the Lord in that day, saying, How shall the ark of the Lord come in to me?

 

10 And David would not bring in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to himself into the city of David: and David turned it aside into the house of Abeddara the Gethite.

11 And the ark of the Lord lodged in the house of Abeddara the Gethite three months, and the Lord blessed all the house of Abeddara, and all his possessions.

12 And it was reported to king David, saying, The Lord has blessed the house of Abeddara, and all that he has, because of the ark of the Lord. And David went, and brought up the Ark of the Lord from the house of Abeddara to the city of David with gladness.

 

13 And there were with him bearing the ark seven bands, and for a sacrifice a calf and lambs.

14 And David sounded with well-tuned instruments before the Lord, and David was clothed with a fine long robe.

15 And David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of a trumpet.

16 And it came to pass as the ark arrived at the city of David, that Melchol the daughter of Saul looked through the window, and saw king David dancing and playing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.

 

17 And they bring the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place in the midst of the tabernacle which David pitched for it: and David offered whole-burnt-offerings before the Lord, and peace-offerings.

 

18 And David made an end of offering the whole-burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, and blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Hosts.

19 And he distributed to all the people, even to all the host of Israel from Dan to Bersabee, both men and women, to every one a cake of bread, and a joint of meat, and a cake from the frying-pan: and all the people departed every one to his home.

 

20 And David returned to bless his house. And Melchol the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and saluted him, and said, How was the king of Israel glorified to-day, who was to-day uncovered in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the dancers wantonly uncovers himself!

 

21 And David said to Melchol, I will dance before the Lord. Blessed be the Lord who chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to make me head over his people, even over Israel: therefore I will play, and dance before the Lord.

 

22 And I will again uncover myself thus, and I will be vile in thine eyes, and with the maid-servants by whom thou saidst that I was not had in honour.

23 And Melchol the daughter of Saul had no child till the day of her death.


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And it came to pass when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him an inheritance on every side free from all his enemies round about him;

 

2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, Behold now, I live in a house of cedar, and the ark of the Lord dwells in the midst of a tent.

 

3 And Nathan said to the king, Go and do all that is in thine heart, for the Lord is with thee.

 

4 And it came to pass in that night, that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying,

5 Go, and say to my servant David, Thus says the Lord, Thou shalt not build me a house for me to dwell in.

6 For I have not dwelt in a house from the day that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt to this day, but I have been walking in a lodge and in a tent,

 

7 wheresoever I went with all Israel. Have I ever spoken to any of the tribes of Israel, which I commanded to tend my people Israel, saying, Why have ye not built me a house of Cedar?

8 And now thus shalt thou say to my servant David, Thus says the Lord Almighty, I took thee from the sheep-cote, that thou shouldest be a prince over my people, over Israel.

9 And I was with thee wheresoever thou wentest, and I destroyed all thine enemies before thee, and I made thee renowned according to the renown of the great ones on the earth.

10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell by themselves, and shall be no more distressed; and the son of iniquity shall no more afflict them, as he has done from the beginning,

11 from the days when I appointed judges over my people Israel: and I will give thee rest from all thine enemies, and the Lord will tell thee that thou shalt build a house to him.

12 And it shall come to pass when thy days shall have been fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, even thine own issue, and I will establish his kingdom.

13 He shall build for me a house to my name, and I will set up his throne even for ever.

14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. And when he happens to transgress, then will I chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the sons of men.

15 But my mercy I will not take from him, as I took it from those whom I removed from my presence.

 

16 And his house shall be made sure, and his kingdom for ever before me, and his throne shall be set up for ever.

17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.

 

18 And king David came in, and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord, my Lord, and what is my house, that thou hast loved me hitherto?

 

19 Whereas I was very little before thee, O Lord, my Lord, yet thou spokest concerning the house of thy servant for a long time to to come. And is this the law of man, O Lord, my Lord?

20 And what shall David yet say to thee? and now thou knowest thy servant, O Lord, my Lord.

 

21 And thou hast wrought for thy servantís sake, and according to thy heart thou hast wrought all this greatness, to make it known to thy servant,

22 that he may magnify thee, O my Lord; for there is no one like thee, and there is no God, but thou among all of whom we have heard with our ears.

23 And what other nation in the earth is as thy people Israel? whereas God was his guide, to redeem for himself a people to make thee a name, to do mightily and nobly, so that thou shouldest cast out nations an their tabernacles from the presence of thy people, whom thou didst redeem for thyself out of Egypt?

24 And thou has prepared for thyself thy people Israel to be a people for ever, and thou, Lord, art become their God.

25 And now, O my Lord, the Almighty Lord God of Israel, confirm the word for ever which thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and his house: and now as thou hast said,

26 Let thy name be magnified for ever.

27 Almighty Lord God of Israel, thou hast uncovered the ear of thy servant, saying, I will build thee a house: therefore thy servant has found in his heart to pray this prayer to thee.

 

28 And now, O Lord my Lord, thou art God; and thy words will be true, and thou hast spoken these good things concerning thy servant.

29 And now begin and bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee; for thou, O Lord, my Lord, hast spoken, and the house of thy servant shall be blessed with thy blessing so as to continue for ever.


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And it came to pass after this, that David smote the Philistines, and put them to flight, and David took the tribute from out of the hand of the Philistines.

 

2 And David smote Moab, and measured them out with lines, having laid them down on the ground: and there were two lines for slaying, and two lines he kept alive: and Moab became servants to David, yielding tribute.

3 And David smote Adraazar the son of Raab king of Suba, as he went to extend his power to the river Euphrates.

4 And David took a thousand of his chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all his chariot horses, and he reserved to himself a hundred chariots.

 

5 And Syria of Damascus comes to help Adraazar king of Suba, and David smote twenty-two thousand men belonging to the Syrian.

6 And David placed a garrison in Syria near Damascus, and the Syrians became servants and tributaries to David: and the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.

7 And David took the golden bracelets which were on the servants of Adraazar king of Suba, and brought them to Jerusalem. And Susakim king of Egypt took them, when he went up to Jerusalem in the days of Roboam son of Solomon.

 

8 And king David took from Metebac, and from the choice cities of Adraazar, very much brass: with that Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the lavers, and all the furniture.

 

9 And Thoou the king of Hemath heard that David had smitten all the host of Adraazar.

10 And Thoou sent Jedduram his son to king David, to ask him of his welfare, and to congratulate him on his fighting against Adraazar and smiting him, for he was an enemy to Adraazar: and in his hands were vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass.

 

11 And these king David consecrated to the Lord, with the silver and with the gold which he consecrated out of all the cities which he conquered,

 

12 out of Idumea, and out of Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalec, and from the spoils of Adraazar son of Raab king of Suba.

13 And David made himself a name: and when he returned he smote Idumea in Gebelem to the number of eighteen thousand.

14 And he set garrisons in Idumea, even in all Idumea: and all the Idumeans were servants to the king. And the Lord preserved David wherever he went.

15 And David reigned over all Israel: and David wrought judgment and justice over all his people.

 

16 And Joab the son of Saruia was over the host; and Josaphat the son of Achilud was keeper of the records.

17 And Sadoc the son of Achitob, and Achimelech son of Abiathar, were priests; and Sasa was the scribe,

18 and Banaeas son of Jodae was councillor, and the Chelethite and the Phelethite, and the sons of David, were princes of the court.


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And David said, Is there yet any one left in the house of Saul, that I may deal kindly with him for Jonathanís sake?

2 And there was a servant of the house of Saul, and his name was Siba: and they call him to David; and the king said to him, Art thou Siba? and he said, I am thy servant.

3 And the king said, Is there yet a man left of the house of Saul, that I may act towards him with the mercy of God? and Siba said to the king, There is yet a son of Jonathan, lame of his feet.

4 And the king said, Where is he? and Siba said to the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir the son of Amiel of Lodabar.

5 And king David went, and took him out of the house of Machir the son Amiel of Lodabar.

 

6 And Memphibosthe the son of Jonathan the son of Saul comes to the king David, and he fell upon his face and did obeisance to him: and David said to him, Memphibosthe: and he said, Behold thy servant.

 

7 And David said to him, Fear not, for I will surely deal mercifully with thee for the sake of Jonathan thy father, and I will restore to thee all the land of Saul the father of thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

8 And Memphibosthe did obeisance, and said, Who am I thy servant, that thou hast looked upon a dead dog like me?

9 And the king called Siba the servant of Saul, and said to him, All that belonged to Saul and to all his house have I given to the son of thy lord.

 

10 And thou, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him; and thou shalt bring in bread to the son of thy lord, and he shall eat bread: and Memphibosthe the son of thy lord shall eat bread continually at my table. Now Siba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

11 And Siba said to the king, According to all that my lord the king has commanded his servant, so will thy servant do. And Memphibosthe did eat at the table of David, as one of the sons of the king.

 

12 And Memphibosthe had a little son, and his name was Micha: and all the household of Siba were servants to Memphibosthe.

13 And Memphibosthe dwelt in Jerusalem, for he continually ate at the table of the king; and he was lame in both his feet.

 

 
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And it came to pass after this that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Annon his son reigned in his stead.

2 And David said, I will shew mercy to Annon the son of Naas, as his father dealt mercifully with me. And David sent to comfort him concerning his father by the hand of his servants; and the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon.

 

3 And the princes of the children of Ammon said to Annon their lord, Is it to honour thy father before thee that David has sent comforters to thee? Has not David rather sent his servants to thee that they should search the city, and spy it out and examine it?

 

 

4 And Annon took the servants of David, and shaved their beards, and cut off their garments in the midst as far as their haunches, and sent them away.

 

5 And they brought David word concerning the men; and he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly dishonoured: and the king said, Remain in Jericho till your beards have grown, and then ye shall return.

 

6 And the children of Ammon saw that the people of David were ashamed; and the children of Ammon sent, and hired the Syrians of Baethraam, and the Syrians of Suba, and Roob, twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Amalec with a thousand men, and Istob with twelve thousand men.

7 And David heard, and sent Joab and all his host, even the mighty men.

8 And the children of Ammon went forth, and set the battle in array by the door of the gate: those of Syria, Suba, and Roob, and Istob, and Amalec, being by themselves in the field.

9 And Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him from that which was opposed in front and from behind, and he chose out some of all the young men of Israel, and they set themselves in array against Syria.

10 And the rest of the people he gave into the hand of Abessa his brother, and they set the battle in array opposite to the children of Ammon.

11 And he said, If Syria be too strong for me, then shall ye help me: and if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then will we be ready to help thee.

12 Be thou courageous, and let us be strong for our people, and for the sake of the cities of our God, and the Lord shall do that which is good in his eyes.

13 And Joab and his people with him advanced to battle against Syria, and they fled from before him.

 

14 And the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, and they fled from before Abessa, and entered into the city: and Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem.

15 And the Syrians saw that they were worsted before Israel, and they gathered themselves together.

16 And Adraazar sent and gathered the Syrians from the other side of the river Chalamak, and they came to ∆lam; and Sobac the captain of the host of Adraazar was at their head.

17 And it was reported to David, and he gathered all Israel, and went over Jordan, and came to ∆lam: and the Syrians set the battle in array against David, and fought with him.

18 And Syria fled from before Israel, and David destroyed of Syria seven hundred chariots, and forty thousand horsemen, and he smote Sobac the captain of his host, and he died there.

 

19 And all the kings the servants of Adraazar saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, and they went over to Israel, and served them: and Syria was afraid to help the children of Ammon any more.

 

 

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