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2 Samuel chapter 3

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Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
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And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;
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And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;
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And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;
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And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron.
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And it came to pass, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul.
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And Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and Ishbosheth said to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine?
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Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
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So do God to Abner, and more also, except, as the LORD hath sworn to David, even so I do to him;
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To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.
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And he could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.
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And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and, behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.
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And he said, Well; I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see my face.
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And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.
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And Ishbosheth sent, and took her from her husband, even from Phaltiel the son of Laish.
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And her husband went with her along weeping behind her to Bahurim. Then said Abner unto him, Go, return. And he returned.
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And Abner had communication with the elders of Israel, saying, Ye sought for David in times past to be king over you:
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Now then do it: for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.
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And Abner also spake in the ears of Benjamin: and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and that seemed good to the whole house of Benjamin.
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So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast.
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And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.
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And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from pursuing a troop, and brought in a great spoil with them: but Abner was not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.
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When Joab and all the host that was with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace.
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Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone?
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Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.
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And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.
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And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
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And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner:
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Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread.
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So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.
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And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.
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And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept.
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And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?
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Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.
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And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.
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And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.
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For all the people and all Israel understood that day that it was not of the king to slay Abner the son of Ner.
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And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
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And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

1 Chronicles chapter 12

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Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
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They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
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The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,
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And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,
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Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite,
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Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,
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And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
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And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
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Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
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Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
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Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
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Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
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Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
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These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.
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These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.
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And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David.
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And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
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Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
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And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.
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As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
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And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
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For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.
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And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
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The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
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Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.
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Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
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And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;
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And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.
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And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul, three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of the house of Saul.
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And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.
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And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
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And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
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Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.
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And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
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And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.
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And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand.
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And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.
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All these men of war, that could keep rank, 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.
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And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
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Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.

Matthew chapter 15

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Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
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Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
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But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
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For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
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But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
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And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
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Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
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This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
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But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
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And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
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Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
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Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
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But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
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Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
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Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
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And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
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Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
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But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
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For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
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These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
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Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
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And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
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But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
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But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
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Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
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But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
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And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
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Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
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And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
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And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
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Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
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Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
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And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
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And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
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And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
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And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
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And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
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And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
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And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.