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hearing the King charged thee, and Abishai, and Ittai, faying, Beware that none touch the young Man Abfalom.

13 Otherwife, I fhould have wrought Falfhood against mine own Life: for there is no Matter hid from the King, and thou thyfelf wouldst have set thyfelf against me.

14 Then faid Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three Darts in his Hand, and thruft them through the Heart of Abfalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the Oak.

15 And ten young Men that bare Joab's Armour, compaffed about, and smote Abfalom, and flew him.

16 And Joab blew the Trumpet, and the People returned from pursuing after Ifrael: for Joab held back the People. 17 And they took Abfalom, and caft him into a great Pit in the Wood, and laid a very great heap of Stones upon him and all Ifrael fled every one to his Tent.

18 Now Abfalom in his Life-time had taken and reared up for himself a Pillar, which is in the King's Dale: for he faid, I have no Son to keep my Name in Remembrance : and he called the Pillar after his own Name, and it is called unto this Day, Abfalom's Place.

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1 Joab caufeth the King to ceafe bis Mourning. 9 The Ifraelites bring the King back. 11 David fendeth to the Priests to incite them of Judah. 18 Shimei is pardoned.


1 Sheba maketh a Party in Ifrael. 4 Amafa is flain. 14 Joab purfueth Sheba unto Abel. 16 A wife Woman faveth the City by Sheba's Head.


The three Years Famine for the Gibeonites ceafe, by hanging feven of Saul's Sons. 10 Rizpah's Kindness unto the Dead. 12 David burieth the Bones of Saul and Jonathan. Four Valiants of David flay four Giants.



A Pfalm of Thanksgiving for God's powerful Deliverance, and manifold Bleffings.

Ver. 1 ND David fpake unto the LORD the Words of this Song, in the Day that the LORD had DELIVERED him out of the Hand of all his Enemies, and out of the Hand of Saul.

2 And he faid, The LORD is my Rock, and my Fortrefs, and my DELIVERER.

3 The GOD of my Rock, in him will I TRUST: he is my SHIELD, and the Horn of my Salvation, my high Tower, and my REFUGE, my SAVIOUR; thou faveft me from Violence.

4 I will CALL on the LORD, who is worthy to be praifed fo fhall I be faved from mine Enemies.

5 When the Waves of Death compaffed me: the Floods of UNGODLY Men made me afraid.

6 The SORROws of HELL compaffed me about: the SNARES of Death prevented me.

7 In my Diftrefs I CALLED upon the LORD, and cried to my God, and he did hear my Voice out of his Temple, and my Cry did enter into his Ears.

8 Then the Earth fhook and trembled: the Foundations of Heaven moved and shook because he was wroth.

9 There went up a Smoke out of his Noftrils, and Fire out of his Mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it. 10 He bowed the Heavens alfo, and came down and Darknefs was under his Feet.


11 And he rode upon a Cherub, and did fly: and he was feen upon the Wings of the Wind.

12 And he made Darkness Pavilions round about him, dark Waters, and thick Clouds of the Skies.

13 Through the Brightnefs before him were Coals of Fire kindled.

14 The LORD thundered from Heaven, and the MOST HIGH uttered his Voice.

15 And he fent out Arrows, and scattered them; Lightning, and difcomfited them.

This Song is, with very little Variation, recited in the 18th Pfalm.

16 And the Channels of the Sea appeared, the Foundations of the World were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the Blast of the Breath of his Noftrils.

17 He fent from above, he took me : he drew me out of many Waters.

18 He delivered me from my ftrong Enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too ftrong for me.

19 They PREVENTED me in the Day of my Calamity: but the LORD was my Stay.

20 He brought me forth alfo into a large Place: he DELIVERED me, because he delighted in me.

21 And the LORD rewarded me according to my Righte oufness according to the Cleanness of my Hands hath he recompenfed me.

22 For I have KEPT the Ways of the LORD, and have not WICKEDLY departed from my God.

23 For all his JUDGEMENTS were before me and as for his Statutes, I did not depart from them.

24 I was also upright before him, and have KEPT myself from my INIQUITY.

25 Therefore the LORD hath recompenfed me according to my Righteoufnefs: according to my Cleannefs in his Eye-fight.

26 With the Merciful thou wilt fhew thyfelf merciful, and with the upright Man thou wilt fhew thy felf upright. 27 With the Pure thou wilt fhew thyfelf pure and with the Froward thou wilt fhew thyself unfavoury.

28 And the afflicted People thou wilt fave: but thine Eyes are upon the Haughty, that thou mayeft bring them down.

29 For thou art my LAMP, O LORD and the LORD will LIGHTEN my DARKNESS.

30 For by thee I have run through a Troop: by my GOD have I leaped over a Wall.

31 As for GOD, his Way is perfect; the Word of the LORD is tried: he is a Buckler to all them that truft in him.

32 For who is GOD, fave the LORD? and who is a Rock, fave our GOD?

33 GOD is my STRENGTH and POWER: and he maketh. my Way perfect.

34 He maketh my Feet like Hinds Feet: and fetteth me upon my high Places.

35 He teacheth my Hands to war: fo that a Bow of Steel is broken by mine Arms.

36 Thou haft alfo given me the Shield of thy SALVATION and thy Gentleness hath made me great.

37 Thou hast enlarged my Steps under me: fo that my Feet did not flip.

38 I have pursued mine Enemies, and destroyed them: and turned not again until I had confumed them.

39 And I have confumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arife: yea, they are fallen under my Feet.

40 For thou haft GIRDED me with STRENGTH to Battle them that rofe up against me, haft thou fubdued under


41 Thou haft also given me the Necks of mine Enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.

42 They looked, but there was none to fave: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

43 Then did I beat them as fmall as the Dust of the Earth, I did ftamp them as the Mire of the Street, and did fpread them abroad.

44 Thou alfo haft delivered me from the STRIVINGS of my People, thou haft kept me to be HEAD of the HEATHEN a People which I knew not, fhall ferve me.

45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: affoon as they hear, they fhall be obedient unto me.

46 Strangers fhall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their clofe Places.

47 The LORD liveth, and bleffed be my Rock: and exalted be the GOD of the Rock of my SALVATION.

48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the People under me,

49 And that bringeth me forth from mine Enemies: thou alfo haft lifted me up on high above them that rofe up against me thou haft delivered me from the violent Man.

50 Therefore I will give Thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the Heathen, and I will fing Praises unto thy Name.

51 He is the ToWER of SALVATION for his King: and theweth Mercy to his Anointed, unto David, and to his Seed for evermore.



1 David profeffeth his Faith in God's Promifes: 8 A Catalogue of his mighty Men.


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fhalt thou ESTABLISH in the very HEAVENS.

19 Then thou fpakeft in Vifion to thy HOLY ONE, and faidft, I bave LAID HELP upon one that is MIGHTY, I have EXALTED one CHOSEN out of the People.

20 1 have found DAVID my Servant with my holy Oil have I AanOINTED hith.

2 The SPIRIT of the LORD SPAKE by ME, and his WORD was in my Tongue. 3 The God of Ifrael faid, the Rock of Ifrael fpake to me, He that RULETH over Men must be JUST, RULING in the FEAR of GOD.

4 And he fhall be as the LIGHT of the Morning, when the Sun rifeth, even a Morning without Clouds as the tender Grafs fpringing out of the Earth by clear fhining after Rain.

5 Although my House be not fo with Gob; yet he hath made with me an EVERLASTING COVENANT, ORDERED in all Things and SURE: for this is all my SALVATION, and all my DESIRE, although he make it not to


6 But the Sons of Belial fhall be all of them as Thorns thruft away, because they cannot be taken with Hands.

7 But the Man that fhall touch them, must be fenced with Iron, and the Staff of a Spear, and they fhall be utterly burnt with Fire in the fame Place.


1 David numbreth the People: 10 He having three Plagues propounded by GoD, repenteth and chufeth the three Days Peftilence. 18 The Plague ftayed.

* David was in many Instances a Type of the Messiah, from whom, according to the Fleib, he was to descend,



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