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BibleGateway: 1 Chronicles 14:8-17

ESV Text: 1 Chronicles 14:8-17

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:37 and ends at about 2:26

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     8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them. 9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand. 11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim. 12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire. 13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley. 14 Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. 15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines. 16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. 17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 285:
How Precious Is the Book Divine

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1. How precious is the Book Divine, 
By inspiration given! 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine 
To guide our souls to heaven. 

2. It’s light, descending from above 
Our gloomy world to cheer, 
Displays a Savior’s boundless love 
And brings his glories near. 

3. It shows to man his wandering ways 
And where his feet have trod, 
And brings to view the matchless grace 
Of a forgiving God. 

4. O’er all the straight and narrow way 
Its radiant beams are cast; 
A light whose never weary ray 
Grows brightest at the last. 

5. It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts 
In this dark vale of tears, 
Life, light, and joy it still imparts 
And quells our rising fears. 

6. This lamp through all the tedious night 
Of life shall guide our way 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day.