2 Samuel 16
Ziba, by presents and false suggestions, obtaineth his master's inheritance.
2 Samuel 16:1 And when Dauid was a lytle past the toppe of the hyll: behold Ziba the seruaunt of Miphiboseth came agaynste hym with a couple of Asses sadelled, & vpon them two hundred loues and one hundred bonches of Resynges, and an hundred frayles of dryed fygges, & a bottell of wyne. 2 Samuel 16:2 Then sayde the kynge to Ziba: what hast thou there? And Ziba sayde: Asses for the Kynges houshold to ryde on, and bread & frute for the young men to eate, and wyne to drincke, yf any man fainte in the wyldernesse. 2 Samuel 16:3 Then sayde the kynge: where is thy maysters sonne? and Ziba sayd vnto the kyng: beholde, he taryeth styll at Ierusalem. For he sayde: thys daye shall the house of Israell restore me the kyngdome of my father. 2 Samuel 16:4 Then sayd the kynge to Ziba: beholde, thyne are all that pertayned vnto Miphiboseth. And Ziba aunswered: I beseche the that I maye fyude grace in thy syghte my Lorde Kynge.
At Bahurim Shimei curseth David.
2 Samuel 16:5 And when Kynge Dauid came to Baharim: beholde, thence came out a man of the kinrede of the house of Saul named Semei, the sonne of Gera, and he came out cursyng. 2 Samuel 16:6 And therto he cast stones at Dauid and at all the seruauntes of Kynge Dauid, all the people & al the men of warre goyng part on his right hand, and part on hys lefte. 2 Samuel 16:7 And thus sayde this Semei as he cursed: come forthe, come forthe thou bloudesheder and thou vnthriftye man. 2 Samuel 16:8 The lord hath brought vpon the all the bloude of the house of Saul, in whose stede thou hast raygned, and he hathe delyuered the kyngedome into the hand of Absalom thy sonne. And thou art wrapped aboute wt thyne owne myscheue, because thou arte a bloudesheder.
David with patience abstaineth, and restraineth others, from revenge.
2 Samuel 16:9 Then sayde Abisai the sonne of Zaruiah vnto the kynge: why dothe this deade dogge curse my Lorde the Kyng? let me go and take of the head of hym. 2 Samuel 16:10 And the King sayde: what haue I to do with you ye sonnes of Zaruiah? let him curse: for the Lorde hath bydden him curse Dauid. And who dare presume to saye wherfore dothe he so? 2 Samuel 16:11 And Dauid sayde to Abisai, and to all his seruauntes: beholde, my sonne whyche came out of mine owne bowelles seketh my life. How muche more then may thys sonne of Iemini do it? Suffre hym therfore to curse, for the Lorde hath bidden hym: 2 Samuel 16:12 haplye the Lorde wyl loke on my wretchednesse, and do me good for hys cursynge thys daye. 2 Samuel 16:13 And thus as Dauid and hys men went by the waye, Semei went a longe on the hylles syde ouer agaynste hym, and cursed as he went, and threwe stones at him, and cast dust. 2 Samuel 16:14 And the Kynge and all that were wyth hym, came werye, and refresshed them selues there.
Hushai insinuateth himself into Absalom's counsel.
2 Samuel 16:15 And Absalom and al the people of the men of Israel came to Ierusalem and Ahithophel with hym. 2 Samuel 16:16 And as sone as he was come, Husai the Arachite went vnto Absalom and said vnto hym: God saue the Kinge, God saue the kynge. 2 Samuel 16:17 And Absalom sayde agayne to Husai: is thys the kindnesse thou owest to thy frend? Why wentest thou not with him? 2 Samuel 16:18 And Husai said vnto Absalom: naye not so, but whom þe Lorde and thys people and al the men of Israel chose, his wil I be, and wyth hym wil I dwel. 2 Samuel 16:19 And forthermore vnto whome shall I do seruice, but euen to his sonne? And as I was seruaunt before wyth thy father, euen so shall I be with the.
2 Samuel 16:20 Then spake Absalom to Ahithophell: geue counsel, what is best for vs to do? 2 Samuel 16:21 And Ahithophell sayde vnto Absalom: get þe in vnto thy fathers concubines, whiche he hath lefte to kepe the house. For when all Israell shall heare, that thou hast made thy father to styncke, then shall the handes of all that are with the, be stronge. 2 Samuel 16:22 And so they pitched Absalom a tent vpon the toppe of the house. And he went in vnto his fathers concubynes in the syght of al Israel. 2 Samuel 16:23 And the councell of Ahithophel whiche he counceled in those dayes, was a man had asked counsel of God: euen so was al the counsel of Ahithophel, bothe vnto Dauid and also vnto Absalom.