6/22/13

From Bill... ACCEPTING OUR MISSION




ACCEPTING OUR MISSION
The Book of Ezekiel is perhaps one of the most complete messages of God’s eternal plan and purpose. Within its pages lies a portrait of God that reflects His heart towards mankind, His elect, and those who would continue to harden their hearts towards His Divine commandments. In the 33rd Chapter we read of Ezekiel’s commission given to him by God. The Scripture says: “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel: therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me.” (Ezekiel 33:7) There would be absolutely no doubt or confusion in anyone’s mind what the will of God was and what His response would be if they would not listen. Ezekiel’s work was to watch over the Lord’s house and preach to them God’s holy Word.
What a burden Ezekiel must have felt, especially since God held him accountable for making sure the truth was proclaimed. The Lord said: When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die! and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, …his blood I will require at your hand.” (Ezekiel 33:8) The only release from full accountability was when souls were warned and they refused to turn. Only then would Ezekiel be delivered from guilt. I don’t know about you, but these passages provide some motivation for my faithfulness in sowing the seed for Christ today. We have been enlisted as God’s Ambassador’s to reconcile men back to Him.
In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians he states: Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20) The Apostle Peter encouraged the Brethren of his day by writing them that they should be “…mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets.” (2 Peter 3:2 -18). Why? Because in forgetting our mission we selfishly dethrone God and neglect our calling. Rather, let’s accept our mission as did Ezekiel!    

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, Jun. 22


Bible Reading and Study



June 22
2 Samuel 7-9
2Sa 7:1 It happened, when the king lived in his house, and Yahweh had given him rest from all his enemies all around,
2Sa 7:2 that the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.
2Sa 7:3 Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for Yahweh is with you.
2Sa 7:4 It happened the same night, that the word of Yahweh came to Nathan, saying,
2Sa 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus says Yahweh, Shall you build me a house for me to dwell in?
2Sa 7:6 for I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have moved around in a tent and in a tabernacle.
2Sa 7:7 In all places in which I have walked with all the children of Israel, spoke I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people Israel, saying, Why have you not built me a house of cedar?
2Sa 7:8 Now therefore thus you shall tell my servant David, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, I took you from the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people, over Israel;
2Sa 7:9 and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.
2Sa 7:10 I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as at the first,
2Sa 7:11 and as from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will cause you to rest from all your enemies. Moreover Yahweh tells you that Yahweh will make you a house.
2Sa 7:12 When your days are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
2Sa 7:13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
2Sa 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men;
2Sa 7:15 but my loving kindness shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.
2Sa 7:16 Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before you: your throne shall be established forever.
2Sa 7:17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.
2Sa 7:18 Then David the king went in, and sat before Yahweh; and he said, Who am I, Lord Yahweh, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
2Sa 7:19 This was yet a small thing in your eyes, Lord Yahweh; but you have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come; and this too after the manner of men, Lord Yahweh!
2Sa 7:20 What can David say more to you? for you know your servant, Lord Yahweh.
2Sa 7:21 For your word's sake, and according to your own heart, have you worked all this greatness, to make your servant know it.
2Sa 7:22 Therefore you are great, Yahweh God: for there is none like you, neither is there any God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
2Sa 7:23 What one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem to himself for a people, and to make him a name, and to do great things for you, and awesome things for your land, before your people, whom you redeem to you out of Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
2Sa 7:24 You established for yourself your people Israel to be a people to you forever; and you, Yahweh, became their God.
2Sa 7:25 Now, Yahweh God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, confirm it forever, and do as you have spoken.
2Sa 7:26 Let your name be magnified forever, saying, Yahweh of Armies is God over Israel; and the house of your servant David shall be established before you.
2Sa 7:27 For you, Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying, I will build you a house: therefore has your servant found in his heart to pray this prayer to you.
2Sa 7:28 Now, O Lord Yahweh, you are God, and your words are truth, and you have promised this good thing to your servant:
2Sa 7:29 now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you; for you, Lord Yahweh, have spoken it: and with your blessing let the house of your servant be blessed forever.
2Sa 8:1 After this it happened that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines.
2Sa 8:2 He struck Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.
2Sa 8:3 David struck also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.
2Sa 8:4 David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots.
2Sa 8:5 When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck 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 tribute. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
2Sa 8:7 David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
2Sa 8:8 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 struck all the army of Hadadezer,
2Sa 8:10 then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and struck him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
2Sa 8:11 These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and gold that he dedicated of all the 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 David got him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
2Sa 8:14 He put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
2Sa 8:15 David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.
2Sa 8:16 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
2Sa 8:17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was scribe;
2Sa 8:18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers.
2Sa 9:1 David said, Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
2Sa 9:2 There was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, Are you Ziba? He said, Your servant is he.
2Sa 9:3 The king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him? Ziba said to the king, Jonathan has yet a son, who is lame of his feet.
2Sa 9:4 The king said to him, Where is he? Ziba said to the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lo Debar.
2Sa 9:5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo Debar.
2Sa 9:6 Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, and fell on his face, and did obeisance. David said, Mephibosheth. He answered, Behold, your servant!
2Sa 9:7 David said to him, "Don't be afraid of him; for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake, and will restore you all the land of Saul your father; and you shall eat bread at my table continually."
2Sa 9:8 He did obeisance, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"
2Sa 9:9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, "All that pertained to Saul and to all his house have I given to your master's son.
2Sa 9:10 You shall till the land for him, you, and your sons, and your servants; and you shall bring in the fruits, that your master's son may have bread to eat: but Mephibosheth your master's son shall eat bread always at my table." Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2Sa 9:11 Then said Ziba to the king, According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so your shall servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
2Sa 9:12 Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. All that lived in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
2Sa 9:13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king's table. He was lame in both his feet.



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2 Samuel




2 Samuel 7 1
It happened, when the king lived in his house, and Yahweh had given him rest from all his
enemies round about,
And it came to pass when the king dwelt in his house, and Jehovah had given him rest
round about from all his enemies,
And it cometh to pass, when the king sat in his house, and Jehovah hath given rest
to him round about, from all his enemies,

2 Samuel 7 2
that the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God
dwells within curtains.
that the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedars, and the
ark of God dwells under curtains.
that the king saith unto Nathan the prophet, `See, I pray thee, I am dwelling in a
house of cedars, and the ark of God is dwelling in the midst of the curtain.`
2 Samuel 7 3
Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for Yahweh is with you.
And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in thy heart; for Jehovah is with thee.
And Nathan saith unto the king, `All that [is] in thine heart -- go, do, for Jehovah
[is] with thee.`
2 Samuel 7 4
It happened the same night, that the word of Yahweh came to Nathan, saying,
And it came to pass that night that the word of Jehovah came to Nathan, saying,
And it cometh to pass in that night, that the word of Jehovah is unto Nathan,
saying,
2 Samuel 7 5
Go and tell my servant David, Thus says Yahweh, Shall you build me a house for me to dwell in?
Go and say to my servant, to David, Thus saith Jehovah: Wilt thou build me a house for me
to dwell in?
`Go, and thou hast said unto My servant, unto David, Thus said Jehovah, Dost thou
build for Me a house for My dwelling in?
2 Samuel 7 6
for I have not lived in a house since the day that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt,
even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tent.
For I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up the children of Israel out
of Egypt, even to this day, but I went about in a tent and in a tabernacle.
for I have not dwelt in a house even from the day of My bringing up the sons of
Israel out of Egypt, even unto this day, and am walking up and down in a tent and
in a tabernacle.
2 Samuel 7 7
In all places in which I have walked with all the children of Israel, spoke I a word with any of the
tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to be shepherd of my people Israel, saying, Why have you not
built me a house of cedar?
In all my going about with all the children of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the
tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people Israel, saying, Why build ye me not
a house of cedars?
During all [the time] that I have walked up and down among all the sons of Israel,
a word have I spoken with one of the tribes of Israel which I commanded to feed
my people Israel, saying, `Why have ye not built to Me a house of cedars?
2 Samuel 7 8
Now therefore thus shall you tell my servant David, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, I took you from
the sheep pen, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people, over Israel;
And now, thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: I took
thee from the pasture-grounds, from following the sheep, to be prince over my people,
over Israel;
and now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David: `Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I
have taken thee from the comely place, from after the flock, to be leader over My
people, over Israel;
2 Samuel 7 9
and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you;
and I will make you a great name, like the name of the great ones who are in the earth.
and I have been with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies
from before thee, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men
that are on the earth.
and I am with thee whithersoever thou hast gone, and I cut off all thine enemies
from thy presence, and have made for thee a great name, as the name of the great
ones who [are] in the earth,
2 Samuel 7 10
I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own
place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as
at the first,
And I will appoint a place for my people, for Israel, and will plant them, that they may
dwell in a place of their own, and be disturbed no more; neither shall the sons of
wickedness afflict them any more, as formerly,
and I have appointed a place for My people, for Israel, and have planted it, and it
hath tabernacled in its place, and it is not troubled any more, and the sons of
perverseness do not add to afflict it any more, as in the beginning,
2 Samuel 7 11
and [as] from the day that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel; and I will cause you
to rest from all your enemies. Moreover Yahweh tells you that Yahweh will make you a house.
and since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. And I have given
thee rest from all thine enemies; and Jehovah telleth thee that Jehovah will make thee a
house.
even from the day that I appointed judges over My people Israel; and I have given
rest to thee from all thine enemies, and Jehovah hath declared to thee that
Jehovah doth make for thee a house.
2 Samuel 7 12
When your days are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after
you, who shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
When thy days are fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed
after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
`When thy days are full, and thou hast lain with thy fathers, then I have raised up
thy seed after thee which goeth out from thy bowels, and have established his
kingdom;
2 Samuel 7 13
He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
It is he who shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his
kingdom for ever.
He doth build a house for My Name, and I have established the throne of his
kingdom unto the age.
2 Samuel 7 14
I will be his father, and he shall be my son: if he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the
rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men;
I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with
the rod of men and with the stripes of the sons of men;
I am to him for a father, and he is to Me for a son; whom in his dealings perversely
I have even reproved with a rod of men, and with strokes of the sons of Adam,
2 Samuel 7 15
but my lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before
you.
but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away
from before thee.
and My kindness doth not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Saul,
whom I turned aside from before thee,
2 Samuel 7 16
Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before you: your throne shall be
established forever.
And thy house and thy kingdom shall be made firm for ever before thee: thy throne shall
be established for ever.
and stedfast [is] thy house and thy kingdom unto the age before thee, thy throne is
established unto the age.`
2 Samuel 7 17
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to David.
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak to
David.
According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so spake Nathan
unto David.
2 Samuel 7 18
Then David the king went in, and sat before Yahweh; and he said, Who am I, Lord Yahweh, and
what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?
And king David went in and sat before Jehovah, and said, Who am I, Lord Jehovah, and
what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
And king David cometh in and sitteth before Jehovah, and saith, `Who [am] I, Lord
Jehovah? and what my house, that Thou hast brought me hitherto?
2 Samuel 7 19
This was yet a small thing in your eyes, Lord Yahweh; but you have spoken also of your servant`s
house for a great while to come; and this [too] after the manner of men, Lord Yahweh!
And yet this hath been a small thing in thy sight, Lord Jehovah; but thou hast spoken also
of thy servant`s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, Lord
Jehovah?
And yet this [is] little in Thine eyes, Lord Jehovah, and Thou dost speak also
concerning the house of Thy servant afar off; and this [is] the law of the Man, Lord
Jehovah.
2 Samuel 7 20
What can David say more to you? for you know your servant, Lord Yahweh.
And what can David say more to thee? for thou, Lord Jehovah, knowest thy servant.
And what doth David add more to speak unto Thee? and Thou, Thou hast known
Thy servant, Lord Jehovah.
2 Samuel 7 21
For your word`s sake, and according to your own heart, have you worked all this greatness, to
make your servant know it.
For thy word`s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness,
to make thy servant know [it].
Because of Thy word, and according to Thy heart, Thou hast done all this
greatness, to cause Thy servant to know [it].
2 Samuel 7 22
Therefore you are great, Yahweh God: for there is none like you, neither is there any God besides
you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Wherefore thou art great, Jehovah Elohim; for there is none like thee, neither is there
any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Therefore Thou hast been great, Jehovah God, for there is none like Thee, and
there is no God save Thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
2 Samuel 7 23
What one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem to
himself for a people, and to make him a name, and to do great things for you, and awesome
things for your land, before your people, whom you redeem to you out of Egypt, [from] the
nations and their gods?
And who is like thy people, like Israel, the one nation in the earth that God went to
redeem to be a people to himself, and to make himself a name, and to do for them great
things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thyself
from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
`And who [is] as Thy people, as Israel -- one nation in the earth, whom God hath
gone to redeem to Him for a people, and to make for Him a name -- and to do for
you the greatness -- even fearful things for Thy land, at the presence of Thy people,
whom Thou hast redeemed to Thee out of Egypt -- [among the] nations and their
gods?
2 Samuel 7 24
You did establish to yourself your people Israel to be a people to you forever; and you, Yahweh,
became their God.
And thou hast established to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever;
and thou, Jehovah, art become their God.
Yea, Thou dost establish to Thee Thy people Israel, to Thee for a people unto the
age, and Thou, Jehovah, hast been to them for God.
2 Samuel 7 25
Now, Yahweh God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his
house, confirm you it forever, and do as you have spoken.
And now, Jehovah Elohim, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and
concerning his house, fulfil it for ever, and do as thou hast said.
`And now, Jehovah God, the word which Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant,
and concerning his house, establish unto the age, and do as Thou hast spoken;
2 Samuel 7 26
Let your name be magnified forever, saying, Yahweh of hosts is God over Israel; and the house of
your servant David shall be established before you.
And let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, Jehovah of hosts is God over Israel; and let
the house of thy servant David be established before thee.
And Thy Name is great unto the age, saying, Jehovah of Hosts [is] God over Israel,
and the house of Thy servant David is established before Thee,
2 Samuel 7 27
For you, Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying, I will build you
a house: therefore has your servant found in his heart to pray this prayer to you.
For thou, Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will
build thee a house; therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer
unto thee.
For Thou, Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Thou hast uncovered the ear of Thy
servant, saying, A house I build for thee, therefore hath Thy servant found his
heart to pray unto Thee this prayer;
2 Samuel 7 28
Now, O Lord Yahweh, you are God, and your words are truth, and you have promised this good
thing to your servant:
And now, Lord Jehovah, thou art that God, and thy words are true, and thou hast promised
this goodness unto thy servant;
And now, Lord Jehovah, Thou [art] God Himself, and Thy words are truth, and Thou
speakest unto Thy servant this goodness,
2 Samuel 7 29
now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever
before you; for you, Lord Yahweh, have spoken it: and with your blessing let the house of your
servant be blessed forever.
and now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for
ever; for thou, Lord Jehovah, hast spoken it; and with thy blessing shall the house of thy
servant be blessed for ever.
And now, begin and bless the house of Thy servant, to be unto the age before Thee,
for Thou, Lord Jehovah, hast spoken, and by Thy blessing is the house of Thy
servant blessed -- to the age.`
2 Samuel 8 1
After this it happened that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took the
bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines.
And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them; and
David took the power of the capital out of the hand of the Philistines.
And it cometh to pass afterwards that David smiteth the Philistines, and
humbleth them, and David taketh the bridle of the metropolis out of the hand of
the Philistines.
2 Samuel 8 2
He struck Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and
he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became
servants to David, and brought tribute.
And he smote the Moabites, and measured them with a line, making them lie down on the
ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And
the Moabites became David`s servants, [and] brought gifts.
And he smiteth Moab, and measureth them with a line, causing them to lie down
on the earth, and he measureth two lines to put to death, and the fulness of the
line to keep alive, and the Moabites are to David for servants, bearers of a present.
2 Samuel 8 3
David struck also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion
at the River.
And David smote Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his
dominion by the river Euphrates.
And David smiteth Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, in his going to bring
back his power by the River [Euphrates;]
2 Samuel 8 4
David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and
David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots.
And David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand
footmen; and David houghed all the chariot [horses], but reserved of them [for] a hundred
chariots.
and David captureth from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and
twenty thousand footmen, and David destroyeth utterly the whole of the
charioteers, only he leaveth of them a hundred charioteers.
2 Samuel 8 5
When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck of the
Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
And the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David smote of
the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.
And Aram of Damascus cometh to give help to Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David
smiteth of Aram twenty and two thousand men;
2 Samuel 8 6
Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and
brought tribute. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
And David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David,
[and] brought gifts. And Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.
and David putteth garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and Aram is to David for a
servant, bearing a present; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone;
2 Samuel 8 7
David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to
Jerusalem.
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought
them to Jerusalem.
and David taketh the shields of gold which were on the servants of Hadadezer, and
bringeth them to Jerusalem;
2 Samuel 8 8
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding
much bronze.
and from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, hath king David taken
very much brass.
2 Samuel 8 9
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the host of Hadadezer,
And Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the forces of Hadadezer;
And Toi king of Hamath heareth that David hath smitten all the force of
Hadadezer,
2 Samuel 8 10
then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought
against Hadadezer and struck him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. [Joram] brought with him
vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
and Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to inquire of his welfare, and to congratulate
him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and smitten him; for Hadadezer was
continually at war with Toi. And he brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of
gold, and vessels of bronze.
and Toi sendeth Joram his son unto king David to ask of him of welfare, and to
bless him, (because that he hath fought against Hadadezer, and smiteth him, for a
man of wars [with] Toi had Hadadezer been), and in his hand have been vessels of
silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass,
2 Samuel 8 11
These also did king David dedicate to Yahweh, with the silver and gold that he dedicated of all
the nations which he subdued;
Them also king David dedicated to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold that he had
dedicated of all the nations that he had subdued:
also them did king David sanctify to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold which
he sanctified of all the nations which he subdued:
2 Samuel 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.
of the Syrians, and of the Moabites, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines,
and of the Amalekites, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
of Aram, and of Moab, and of the Bene-Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of
Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob king of Zobah.
2 Samuel 8 13
David got him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even
eighteen thousand men.
And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the
valley of salt, eighteen thousand [men].
And David maketh a name in his turning back from his smiting Aram in the
valley of Salt -- eighteen thousand;
2 Samuel 8 14
He put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all the Edomites became
servants to David. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.
And he put garrisons in Edom: throughout Edom did he put garrisons; and all they of
Edom became servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David whithersoever he went.
and he putteth in Edom garrisons -- in all Edom he hath put garrisons, and all
Edom are servants to David; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone.
2 Samuel 8 15
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his
people.
And David reigneth over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and
righteousness to all his people,
2 Samuel 8 16
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was
chronicler;
and Joab son of Zeruiah [is] over the host, and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud [is]
remembrancer,
2 Samuel 8 17
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was
scribe;
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and
Seraiah was scribe;
and Zadok son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, [are] priests, and
Seraiah [is] scribe,
2 Samuel 8 18
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was over] the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David`s sons
were chief ministers.
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David`s
sons were chief rulers.
and Benaiah son of Jehoiada [is over] both the Cherethite and the Pelethite, and
the sons of David have been ministers.
2 Samuel 9 1
David said, Is there yet any who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for
Jonathan`s sake?
And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him
kindness for Jonathan`s sake?
And David saith, `Is there yet any left to the house of Saul, and I do with him
kindness because of Jonathan?`
2 Samuel 9 2
There was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and
the king said to him, Are you Ziba? He said, Your servant is he.
And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba; and they called him to
David. And the king said to him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant!
And the house of Saul hath a servant, and his name [is] Ziba, and they call for him
unto David; and the king saith unto him, `Art thou Ziba?` and he saith, `Thy
servant.`
2 Samuel 9 3
The king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to
him? Ziba said to the king, Jonathan has yet a son, who is lame of his feet.
And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness
of God to him? And Ziba said to the king, Jonathan has yet a son, who is lame on [his] feet.
And the king saith, `Is there not yet a man to the house of Saul, and I do with him
the kindness of God?` And Ziba saith unto the king, `Jonathan hath yet a son --
lame.`
2 Samuel 9 4
The king said to him, Where is he? Ziba said to the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir
the son of Ammiel, in Look-debar.
And the king said to him, Where is he? And Ziba said to the king, Behold, he is in the
house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
And the king saith to him, `Where [is] he?` and Ziba saith unto the king, `Lo, he
[is] in the house of Machir, son of Ammiel, in Lo-Debar.`
2 Samuel 9 5
Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Look-
debar.
And king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from
Lodebar.
And king David sendeth, and taketh him out of the house of Machir son of Ammiel,
of Lo-Debar,
2 Samuel 9 6
Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, and fell on his face, and did
obeisance. David said, Mephibosheth. He answered, Behold, your servant!
And Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, and fell on his face
and did obeisance. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he said, Behold thy servant!
and Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, son of Saul, cometh unto David, and falleth on
his face, and doth obeisance, and David saith, `Mephibosheth;` and he saith, `Lo,
thy servant.`
2 Samuel 9 7
David said to him, "Don`t be afraid of him; for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your
father`s sake, and will restore you all the land of Saul your father; and you shall eat bread at my
table continually.
And David said to him, Fear not; for I will certainly shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy
father`s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat
bread at my table continually.
And David saith to him, `Be not afraid; for I certainly do with thee kindness
because of Jonathan thy father, and have given back to thee all the field of Saul thy
father, and thou dost eat bread at my table continually.`
2 Samuel 9 8
He did obeisance, and said, What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?
And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a
dead dog as I am?
And he boweth himself, and saith, `What [is] thy servant, that thou hast turned
unto the dead dog -- such as I?`
2 Samuel 9 9
Then the king called to Ziba, Saul`s servant, and said to him, All that pertained to Saul and to all
his house have I given to your master`s son.
Then the king called Ziba, Saul`s servant, and said to him, I have given to thy master`s
son all that belonged to Saul and to all his house.
And the king calleth unto Ziba servant of Saul, and saith unto him, `All that was to
Saul and to all his house, I have given to the son of thy lord,
2 Samuel 9 10
You shall till the land for him, you, and your sons, and your servants; and you shall bring in [the
fruits], that your master`s son may have bread to eat: but Mephibosheth your master`s son shall
eat bread always at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
And thou, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring
in [the fruits], that thy master`s son may have food to eat. And Mephibosheth thy
master`s son shall eat bread at my table continually. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and
twenty servants.
and thou hast served for him the land, thou and thy sons, and thy servants, and
hast brought in, and there hath been to the son of thy lord bread, and he hath
eaten it; and Mephibosheth son of thy lord doth eat continually bread at my
table;` and Ziba hath fifteen sons and twenty servants.
2 Samuel 9 11
Then said Ziba to the king, According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so
shall your servant do. As for Mephibosheth, [said the king], he shall eat at my table, as one of the
king`s sons.
And Ziba said to the king, According to all that my lord the king has commanded his
servant, so will thy servant do. And Mephibosheth [said David] shall eat at my table, as
one of the king`s sons.
And Ziba saith unto the king, `According to all that my lord the king
commandeth his servant, so doth thy servant;` as to Mephibosheth, `he is eating at
my table ([saith the king]) as one of the sons of the king.`
2 Samuel 9 12
Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. All that lived in the house of Ziba were
servants to Mephibosheth.
And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who dwelt in the house
of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.
And Mephibosheth hath a young son, and his name [is] Micha, and every one
dwelling in the house of Ziba [are] servants to Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 9 13
So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem; for he ate continually at the king`s table. He was lame in
both his feet.
So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem; for he did eat continually at the king`s table. And
he was lame on both his feet.
And Mephibosheth is dwelling in Jerusalem, for at the table of the king he is
eating continually, and he [is] lame of his two feet.



Study Questions...


Who is the God over Israel? 7:26

How was the fate of Moab determined? 8:2

Who were priests? 8:17

Mephibosheth was the son of _________? 9:6