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2Sa:7:25: And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.
2Sa:7:26: And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee.
2Sa:7:27: For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
2Sa:7:28: And now, O Lord GOD, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
2Sa:7:29: Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

Chapter 8


2Sa:8:1: And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
2Sa:8:2: And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive.  And so the Moabites became Davidís servants, and brought gifts.
2Sa:8:3: David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.
2Sa:8:4: And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.
2Sa:8:5: And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
2Sa:8:6: Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts.  And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
2Sa:8:7: And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
2Sa:8:8: And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
2Sa:8:9: When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,
2Sa:8:10: Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi.  And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
2Sa:8:11: Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;
2Sa:8:12: Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
2Sa:8:13: And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
2Sa:8:14: And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became Davidís servants.  And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
2Sa:8:15: And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
2Sa:8:16: And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
2Sa:8:17: And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;
2Sa:8:18: And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and Davidís sons were chief rulers.

Chapter 9

2Sa:9:1: And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathanís sake?
2Sa:9:2: And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba.  And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba?  And he said, Thy servant is he.