1Chr. 12:23 These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops who came to David in Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him, according to the word of the Lord.
1Chr. 12:24 The men of Judah bearing shield and spear were 6,800 armed troops.
1Chr. 12:25 Of the Simeonites, mighty men of valor for war, 7,100.
1Chr. 12:26 Of the Levites 4,600.
1Chr. 12:27 The prince Jehoiada, of the house of Aaron, and with him 3,700.
1Chr. 12:28 Zadok, a young man mighty in valor, and twenty-two commanders from his own fathers’ house.
1Chr. 12:29 Of the Benjaminites, the kinsmen of Saul, 3,000, of whom the majority had to that point kept their allegiance to the house of Saul.
1Chr. 12:30 Of the Ephraimites 20,800, mighty men of valor, famous men in their fathers’ houses.
1Chr. 12:31 Of the half-tribe of Manasseh 18,000, who were expressly named to come and make David king.
1Chr. 12:32 Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command.
1Chr. 12:33 Of Zebulun 50,000 seasoned troops, equipped for battle with all the weapons of war, to help David with singleness of purpose.
1Chr. 12:34 Of Naphtali 1,000 commanders with whom were 37,000 men armed with shield and spear.
1Chr. 12:35 Of the Danites 28,600 men equipped for battle.
1Chr. 12:36 Of Asher 40,000 seasoned troops ready for battle.
1Chr. 12:37 Of the Reubenites and Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh from beyond the Jordan, 120,000 men armed with all the weapons of war.
1Chr. 12:38 ¶ All these, men of war, arrayed in battle order, came to Hebron with a whole heart to make David king over all Israel. Likewise, all the rest of Israel were of a single mind to make David king.
1Chr. 12:39 And they were there with David for three days, eating and drinking, for their brothers had made preparation for them.
1Chr. 12:40 And also their relatives, from as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of flour, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.
Psa. 2:1 ¶ Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
Psa. 2:2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
Psa. 2:3“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
Psa. 2:4 ¶ He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Psa. 2:5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
Psa. 2:6“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
Psa. 2:7 ¶ I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Psa. 2:8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
Psa. 2:9You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Psa. 2:10 ¶ Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Psa. 2:11Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Psa. 2:12Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Psa. 78:1 ¶ Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
Psa. 78:2I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
Psa. 78:3things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
Psa. 78:4We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
Psa. 78:5 ¶ He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
Psa. 78:6that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
Psa. 78:7so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
Psa. 78:8and that they should not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Psa. 78:9 ¶ The Ephraimites, armed with the bow,
turned back on the day of battle.
Psa. 78:10They did not keep God’s covenant,
but refused to walk according to his law.
Psa. 78:11They forgot his works
and the wonders that he had shown them.
Psa. 78:12In the sight of their fathers he performed wonders
in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.
Psa. 78:13He divided the sea and let them pass through it,
and made the waters stand like a heap.
Psa. 78:14In the daytime he led them with a cloud,
and all the night with a fiery light.
Psa. 78:15He split rocks in the wilderness
and gave them drink abundantly as from the deep.
Psa. 78:16He made streams come out of the rock
and caused waters to flow down like rivers.
Psa. 78:17 ¶ Yet they sinned still more against him,
rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
Psa. 78:18They tested God in their heart
by demanding the food they craved.
Psa. 78:19They spoke against God, saying,
“Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
Psa. 78:20He struck the rock so that water gushed out
and streams overflowed.
Can he also give bread
or provide meat for his people?”
Psa. 78:21 ¶ Therefore, when the Lord heard, he was full of wrath;
a fire was kindled against Jacob;
his anger rose against Israel,
Psa. 78:22because they did not believe in God
and did not trust his saving power.
Psa. 78:23Yet he commanded the skies above
and opened the doors of heaven,
Psa. 78:24and he rained down on them manna to eat
and gave them the grain of heaven.
Psa. 78:25Man ate of the bread of the angels;
he sent them food in abundance.
Psa. 78:26He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens,
and by his power he led out the south wind;
Psa. 78:27he rained meat on them like dust,
winged birds like the sand of the seas;
Psa. 78:28he let them fall in the midst of their camp,
all around their dwellings.
Psa. 78:29And they ate and were well filled,
for he gave them what they craved.
Psa. 78:30But before they had satisfied their craving,
while the food was still in their mouths,
Psa. 78:31the anger of God rose against them,
and he killed the strongest of them
and laid low the young men of Israel.
Psa. 78:32 ¶ In spite of all this, they still sinned;
despite his wonders, they did not believe.
Psa. 78:33So he made their days vanish like a breath,
and their years in terror.
Psa. 78:34When he killed them, they sought him;
they repented and sought God earnestly.
Psa. 78:35They remembered that God was their rock,
the Most High God their redeemer.
Psa. 78:36But they flattered him with their mouths;
they lied to him with their tongues.
Psa. 78:37Their heart was not steadfast toward him;
they were not faithful to his covenant.
Psa. 78:38Yet he, being compassionate,
atoned for their iniquity
and did not destroy them;
he restrained his anger often
and did not stir up all his wrath.
Psa. 78:39He remembered that they were but flesh,
a wind that passes and comes not again.
Psa. 78:40How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness
and grieved him in the desert!
Psa. 78:41They tested God again and again
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
Psa. 78:42They did not remember his power
or the day when he redeemed them from the foe,
Psa. 78:43when he performed his signs in Egypt
and his marvels in the fields of Zoan.
Psa. 78:44He turned their rivers to blood,
so that they could not drink of their streams.
Psa. 78:45He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them,
and frogs, which destroyed them.
Psa. 78:46He gave their crops to the destroying locust
and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
Psa. 78:47He destroyed their vines with hail
and their sycamores with frost.
Psa. 78:48He gave over their cattle to the hail
and their flocks to thunderbolts.
Psa. 78:49He let loose on them his burning anger,
wrath, indignation, and distress,
a company of destroying angels.
Psa. 78:50He made a path for his anger;
he did not spare them from death,
but gave their lives over to the plague.
Psa. 78:51He struck down every firstborn in Egypt,
the firstfruits of their strength in the tents of Ham.
Psa. 78:52Then he led out his people like sheep
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
Psa. 78:53He led them in safety, so that they were not afraid,
but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
Psa. 78:54And he brought them to his holy land,
to the mountain which his right hand had won.
Psa. 78:55He drove out nations before them;
he apportioned them for a possession
and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.
Psa. 78:56 ¶ Yet they tested and rebelled against the Most High God
and did not keep his testimonies,
Psa. 78:57but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers;
they twisted like a deceitful bow.
Psa. 78:58For they provoked him to anger with their high places;
they moved him to jealousy with their idols.
Psa. 78:59When God heard, he was full of wrath,
and he utterly rejected Israel.
Psa. 78:60He forsook his dwelling at Shiloh,
the tent where he dwelt among mankind,
Psa. 78:61and delivered his power to captivity,
his glory to the hand of the foe.
Psa. 78:62He gave his people over to the sword
and vented his wrath on his heritage.
Psa. 78:63Fire devoured their young men,
and their young women had no marriage song.
Psa. 78:64Their priests fell by the sword,
and their widows made no lamentation.
Psa. 78:65Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,
like a strong man shouting because of wine.
Psa. 78:66And he put his adversaries to rout;
he put them to everlasting shame.
Psa. 78:67 ¶ He rejected the tent of Joseph;
he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
Psa. 78:68but he chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which he loves.
Psa. 78:69He built his sanctuary like the high heavens,
like the earth, which he has founded forever.
Psa. 78:70He chose David his servant
and took him from the sheepfolds;
Psa. 78:71from following the nursing ewes he brought him