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The Holy Bible in Modern English. Revised Edition.
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Ferrar Fentons 'Holy Bible in Modern English. All spelling, punctuation and formatting maintained through-out. Verse ordering follows the King James version for clarity and necessary organization of the verses.

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RF SA2 16:1 When David passed a little beyond the hill-tops, there came Ziba, the steward of Mefibosheth, to meet him with a troop of asses loaded, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred bundles of vegetables, and a skin of wine.
RF SA2 16:2 But the king asked Ziba, "Whence have you come?" When Ziba answered, "The asses are for the family of the king to ride, and the bread and raisins for your attendants to eat, and the wine to drink if exhausted in the desert."
RF SA2 16:3 Then the king asked, "Where is your prince's son?" And Ziba replied to the king, "He has gone back to Jerusalem, for he said, 'The House of Israel will now restore to me the kingship of my father.'"
RF SA2 16:4 The king consequently said to Ziba, "Attend! All belonging to Mefibosheth I give to you!" And Ziba replied, "I bow to you, for I have found favour in the eyes of the king!"
RF SA2 16:5 From there David proceeded to Bakhurim, and a man of the clan of the family of Saul came out from it, whose name was Shemai-ben-Gerah, who advanced cursing,
RF SA2 16:6 and throwing stones at David and all of David's officers, and at the people, and the guards on the right and left of him. Shemai also shouted aloud thus:—
RF SA2 16:7 "Get off Get off! you man of blood! you blackguard!
RF SA2 16:8 The EVER-LIVING has turned upon you all the blood of the family of Saul, whom you reign instead of! And the EVER-LIVING has given the kingship to the hand of Absalom your son! Look at your miseries, for you are a man of blood!
RF SA2 16:9 Abishai-ben-Zeruiah, consequently asked the king, "Why should this dead dog bark at your Majesty the king? Let me run over and cut off his head."
RF SA2 16:10 But the king replied, "What does it matter to me and you, son of Zeruiah, what he cries, or, what the EVER-LIVING tells him, to call David? And what he says—have I not done it?"
RF SA2 16:11 Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, "You see, the son who came out of my body seeks my life;—so since the son of my right hand assails me,—as for that fellow, let him abuse, for the EVER-LIVING tells him!
RF SA2 16:12 The LORD sees me in my depression, and the EVER-LIVING will return me blessings instead of the cursing of to-day!"
RF SA2 16:13 So David and his men went on their way:—and Shemai marched on the side of the hill near him, walking and throwing stones and dirt at him.
RF SA2 16:14 In this way the king and all his people went wearily and depressed in mind.
RF SA2 16:15 (B.C. 1023.) Absalom's infamous Conduct in Jerusalem.
But Absalom and all the forces of the men of Israel advanced to Jerusalem; and Ahithophel along with them.
RF SA2 16:16 Then Hushai, the Arki, the friend of David came to Absalom, and Hushai exclaimed to Absalom, "Long live the King! Long live the King! '
RF SA2 16:17 But Absalom asked Hushai, "Is this your love for your friend? Why have you not gone with your friend?"
RF SA2 16:18 When Hushai replied to Absalom, "No! For whoever the EVER-LIVING and the 'People choose—and all the men of Israel are with—I shall stop with him!
RF SA2 16:19 And for the rest, Whom shall I be serving? Shall I not serve before his son, as I served before your father? for I shall be before you?"
RF SA2 16:20 Absalom then said to Ahithophel, "Come on with you,—advise me what I should do?"
RF SA2 16:21 And Ahithophel replied to Absalom, "Go to the slave-wives of your father, who are here to take care of the palace, and all Israel will hear that you have outraged your father, and it will strengthen the hands of all who are with you."
RF SA2 16:22 Absalom consequently erected a bed upon a verandah, and Absalom violated his father's wives in the sight of all Israel.
RF SA2 16:23 For in those times the advice of Ahithophel when he advised was like enquiring from the word of GOD. Such were all the contrivances of Ahithophel, both for David, and for Absalom.


AKJV ROM 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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