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unto Zion, with praises and thanksgivings and sacrifices; and he feasted all the people; and they departed every one to his own house. 37. The History of David,

2nd Part. But David sinned greatly, in causing the death of Uriah, the Hittite, and in then marrying the wife of Uriah.

Then Nathan the prophet came unto David and said; “There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks, and herds."

“But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and bred up: and it grew up together with him and with his children."

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“And there came a traveller unto the rich man: and he spared his own flock, but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.”, 38. The History of David,

3rd Part. Then David said, “The man that did this thing shall surely diə; because he did this thing, and had no pity: And Nathan said unto David, “THOU ART THE MAN.”

“Thou hast killed Uriah with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife. Now, therefore, the sword shall never depart from thy house."

And David said, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Then Nathan said, “Thou shalt not die; but the child



that is born unto thee of this woman, shall surely die.” And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. 39. The History of David,

4th Part, And Absalom, the son of David, rebelled against David; and David fled from Jerusalem to the wilderness. Then David said, "If I shall find favour in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me back again. But if he shall say, I have no delight in thee, behold here am I, Let him do what seemeth good to him.”

The people then gathered together to David: and he sent his armies against Absalom, who was slain. And David mourned over his son Absalom.


Now when king David was old and stricken in years, he appointed that Solomon his son should reign after him. And Zadok the priestanointed Solomon king

And they blew the trumpet, and the people cried, "God save king Solomon.” And David slept with his fathers. 40 The History of Solomon.

1st Part. So Solomon was king over Israel: and he was wiser than

And there came people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

And in the fourth year of his reign, he began to build a temple unto the Lord, and he was seven years in building it. And he assembled all

all men.


the people of Israel to dedicate the temple to the Lord.

Then Solomon prayed unto the Lord; saying, "O God of Israel, let thy word I pray thee be established, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father.”

"That thine eyes may be open toward this house, night and day; and to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people İsrael, when they shall pray towards this place: then hear thou, in Heaven thy dwelling place; and when thou hearest forgive." 41. The History of Solomon,

2nd Part. Then Solomon stood up, and blessed all the congregation of Israel, with a loud voice; saying, “The Lord our God be with us, and incline


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