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1 Chronicles chapter 26

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[The following were] the divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.
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Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
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Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, and Eliehoenai the seventh.
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Obed-edom also had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
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Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth, for God blessed him.
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Also, to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled over their ancestral houses because they were strong, capable men.
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Shemaiah's sons: Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his brothers Elihu and Semachiah were also capable men.
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All of these were among the sons of Obed-edom with their sons and brothers; they were capable men with strength for the work-- 62 from Obed-edom.
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Meshelemiah also had sons and brothers who were capable men-- 18.
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Hosah, from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),
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Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and brothers of Hosah were 13 in all.
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These divisions of the gatekeepers, under their leading men, had duties for ministering in the LORD's temple, just as their brothers did.
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They cast lots according to their ancestral houses, young and old alike, for each gate.
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The lot for the east [gate] fell to Shelemiah. They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, an insightful counselor, and his lot came out for the north [gate].
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Obed-edom's was the south [gate], and his sons' [lot] was the storehouses;
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for Shuppim and Hosah it was the west [gate] and the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending highway. There were guards stationed at every watch.
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There were six Levites each day on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses.
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As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court.
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Those were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the sons of the Korahites and Merarites.
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From the Levites, Ahijah was in charge of the treasuries of God's temple and the treasuries for what had been dedicated.
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From the sons of Ladan, who were the sons of the Gershonites through Ladan and were the heads of families belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
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The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the LORD's temple.
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From the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites:
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Shebuel, a descendant of Moses' son Gershom, was the officer in charge of the treasuries.
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His relative through Eliezer: his son Rehabiah, his son Jeshaiah, his son Joram, his son Zichri, and his son Shelomith.
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This Shelomith and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries for what had been dedicated by King David, by the heads of families who were the commanders of the thousands and of the hundreds, and by the army commanders.
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They dedicated part of the plunder from their battles for the repair of the LORD's temple.
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All that Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah had dedicated, along with everything else that had been dedicated, were in the care of Shelomith and his brothers.
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From the Izrahites: Chenaniah and his sons had the outside duties as officers and judges over Israel.
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From the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had assigned duties in Israel west of the Jordan for all the work of the LORD and for the service of the king.
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From the Hebronites: Jerijah was the head of the Hebronites, according to the genealogical records of his ancestors. In the fortieth year of David's reign a search was made, and strong, capable men were found among them at Jazer in Gilead.
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There were among Jerijah's relatives, 2,700 capable men who were heads of families. King David appointed them over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh as overseers in every matter relating to God and the king.

1 Chronicles chapter 27

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This is the list of the Israelites, the heads of families, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in every matter to do with the divisions that were on rotated military duty each month throughout the year. There were 24,000 in each division:
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Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was in charge of the first division, for the first month; 24,000 were in his division.
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He was a descendant of Perez and chief of all the army commanders for the first month.
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Dodai the Ahohite was in charge of the division for the second month, and Mikloth was the leader; 24,000 were in his division.
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The third army commander, as chief for the third month, was Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest; 24,000 were in his division.
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This Benaiah was a mighty man among the Thirty and over the Thirty, and his son Ammizabad was in charge of his division.
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The fourth [commander], for the fourth month, was Joab's brother Asahel, and his son Zebadiah [was commander] after him; 24,000 were in his division.
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The fifth, for the fifth month, was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite; 24,000 were in his division.
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The sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; 24,000 were in his division.
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The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite from the sons of Ephraim; 24,000 were in his division.
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The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, a Zerahite; 24,000 were in his division.
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The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer the Anathothite, a Benjaminite; 24,000 were in his division.
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The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite, a Zerahite; 24,000 were in his division.
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The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah the Pirathonite from the sons of Ephraim; 24,000 were in his division.
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The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel's family; 24,000 were in his division.
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[The following were] in charge of the tribes of Israel: For the Reubenites, Eliezer son of Zichri was the chief official; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah son of Maacah;
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for the Levites, Hashabiah son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;
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for Judah, Elihu, one of David's brothers; for Issachar, Omri son of Michael;
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for Zebulun, Ishmaiah son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jerimoth son of Azriel;
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for the Ephraimites, Hoshea son of Azaziah; for half the tribe of Manasseh, Joel son of Pedaiah;
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for half the tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel son of Abner;
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for Dan, Azarel son of Jeroham. Those were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
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David didn't count the men aged 20 or under, for the LORD had said He would make Israel as numerous as the stars of heaven.
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Joab son of Zeruiah began to count them, but he didn't complete it. There was wrath against Israel because of this [census], and the number was not entered in the Historical Record of King David.
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Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the king's storehouses. Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the storehouses in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the fortresses.
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Ezri son of Chelub was in charge of those who worked in the fields tilling the soil.
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Shimei the Ramathite was in charge of the vineyards. Zabdi the Shiphmite was in charge of the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars.
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Baal-hanan the Gederite was in charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah. Joash was in charge of the stores of olive oil.
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Shitrai the Sharonite was in charge of the herds that grazed in Sharon, while Shaphat son of Adlai was in charge of the herds in the valleys.
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Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the camels. Jehdeiah the Meronothite was in charge of the donkeys.
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Jaziz the Hagrite was in charge of the flocks. All these were officials in charge of King David's property.
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David's uncle Jonathan was a counselor; he was a man of understanding and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hachmoni attended the king's sons.
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Ahithophel was the king's counselor. Hushai the Archite was the king's friend.
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After Ahithophel came Jehoiada son of Benaiah, then Abiathar. Joab was the commander of the king's army.

1 Chronicles chapter 28

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David assembled in Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel: the leaders of the tribes, the leaders of the divisions in the king's service, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of all the property and cattle of the king and his sons, along with the court officials, the fighting men, and all the brave warriors.
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Then King David rose to his feet and said, "Listen to me, my brothers and my people. It was in my heart to build a house as a resting place for the ark of the LORD's covenant and as a footstool for our God. I had made preparations to build,
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but God said to me, 'You are not to build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.'
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"Yet the LORD God of Israel chose me out of all my father's household to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah, my father's household, and from my father's sons, He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.
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And out of all my sons-- for the LORD has given me many sons-- He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the LORD's kingdom over Israel.
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He said to me, 'Your son Solomon is the one who is to build My house and My courts, for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his father.
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I will establish his kingdom forever if he perseveres in keeping My commandments and My ordinances as [he is] today.'
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"So now in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess this good land and leave it as an inheritance to your descendants forever.
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"As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
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Realize now that the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary. Be strong, and do it."
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Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the vestibule [of the temple] and its buildings, treasuries, upper rooms, inner rooms, and the room for the place of atonement.
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The plans contained everything he had in mind for the courts of the LORD's house, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries of God's house, and the treasuries for what is dedicated.
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[Also included were plans] for the divisions of the priests and the Levites; all the work of service in the LORD's house; all the articles of service of the LORD's house;
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the weight of gold for all the articles for every kind of service; the weight of all the silver articles for every kind of service;
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the weight of the gold lampstands and their gold lamps, including the weight of each lampstand and its lamps; the weight of each silver lampstand and its lamps, according to the service of each lampstand;
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the weight of gold for each table for the rows [of the bread of the Presence] and the silver for the silver tables;
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the pure gold for the forks, sprinkling basins, and pitchers; the weight of each gold dish; the weight of each silver bowl;
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the weight of refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread out [their wings] and cover the ark of the LORD's covenant.
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[David concluded,] "By the LORD's hand on me, He enabled me to understand everything in writing, all the details of the plan."
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Then David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He won't leave you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the LORD's house is finished.
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Here are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of God's house. Every willing man of any skill will be at your disposal for the work, and the leaders and all the people are at your every command."

1 Chronicles chapter 29

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Then King David said to all the assembly, "My son Solomon-- God has chosen him alone-- is young and inexperienced. The task is great, for the temple will not be for man, but for the LORD God.
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So to the best of my ability I've made provision for the house of my God: gold for the gold [articles], silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx, [stones for] mounting, antimony, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and a great quantity of marble.
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Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I've provided for the holy house:
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100 tons of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tons of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings,
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the gold for the gold [work] and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the LORD today?"
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Then the leaders of the households, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king's work gave willingly.
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For the service of God's house they gave 185 tons of gold and 10,000 gold drachmas, 375 tons of silver, 675 tons of bronze, and 4,000 tons of iron.
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Whoever had [precious] stones gave them to the treasury of the LORD's house under the care of Jehiel the Gershonite.
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Then the people rejoiced because of their leaders' willingness to give, for they had given to the LORD with a whole heart. King David also rejoiced greatly.
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Then David praised the LORD in the sight of all the assembly. David said, "May You be praised, LORD God of our father Israel, from eternity to eternity.
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Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty, for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.
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Riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler of everything. In Your hand are power and might, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.
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Now therefore, our God, we give You thanks and praise Your glorious name.
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"But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.
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For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
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LORD our God, all this wealth that we've provided for building You a house for Your holy name comes from Your hand; everything belongs to You.
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I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with uprightness. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.
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LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this desire forever in the thoughts of the hearts of Your people, and confirm their hearts toward You.
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Give my son Solomon a whole heart to keep and to carry out all Your commandments, Your decrees, and Your statutes, and to build the temple for which I have made provision."
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Then David said to the whole assembly, "Praise the LORD your God." So the whole assembly praised the LORD God of their ancestors. They bowed down and paid homage to the LORD and the king.
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The following day they offered sacrifices to the LORD and burnt offerings to the LORD: 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 lambs, along with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.
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They ate and drank with great joy in the LORD's presence that day. Then, for a second time, they made David's son Solomon king; they anointed him as the LORD's ruler, and Zadok as the priest.
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Solomon sat on the LORD's throne as king in place of his father David. He prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.
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All the leaders and the mighty men, and all of King David's sons as well, pledged their allegiance to King Solomon.
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The LORD highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been [bestowed] on any king over Israel before him.
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David son of Jesse was king over all Israel.
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The length of his reign over Israel was 40 years; he reigned in Hebron for seven years and in Jerusalem for 33.
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He died at a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor, and his son Solomon became king in his place.
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As for the events of King David's [reign], from beginning to end, note that they are written about in the Events of Samuel the Seer, the Events of Nathan the Prophet, and the Events of Gad the Seer,
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along with all his reign, his might, and the incidents that affected him and Israel and all the kingdoms of the [surrounding] lands.