1 Kings 2:1-9New King James Version (NKJV)
David’s Instructions to Solomon
2 Now the days of David drew near that he should die, and he charged Solomon his son, saying: 2 “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. 3 And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn; 4 that the Lord may fulfill His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,’ He said, ‘you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’
5 “Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner and Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed. And he shed the blood of war in peacetime, and put the blood of war on his belt that was around his waist, and on his sandals that were on his feet. 6 Therefore do according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to the grave in peace.
7 “But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table, for so they came to me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
8 “And see, you have with you Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite from Bahurim, who cursed me with a malicious curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim. But he came down to meet me at the Jordan, and I swore to him by the Lord, saying, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’ 9 Now therefore, do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man and know what you ought to do to him; but bring his gray hair down to the grave with blood.”
2 Samuel 23:1-7New King James Version (NKJV)
David’s Last Words
23 Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
2 “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me,
5 “Although my house is not so with God,
1 Kings 2:10-12New King James Version (NKJV)
Death of David
10 So David rested with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David. 11 The period that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years. 12 Then Solomon sat on the throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.
1 Chronicles 29:26-30New King James Version (NKJV)
The Close of David’s Reign
26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 And the period that he reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and thirty-three years he reigned in Jerusalem. 28 So he died in a good old age, full of days and riches and honor; and Solomon his son reigned in his place. 29 Now the acts of King David, first and last, indeed they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, 30 with all his reign and his might, and the events that happened to him, to Israel, and to all the kingdoms of the lands.
Psalm 4-6New King James Version (NKJV)
The Safety of the Faithful
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
4 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
2 How long, O you sons of men,
4 Be angry, and do not sin.
6 There are many who say,
A Prayer for Guidance
To the Chief Musician. With flutes.[b] A Psalm of David.
5 Give ear to my words, O Lord,
4 For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
A Prayer of Faith in Time of Distress
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. On an eight-stringed harp.[c] A Psalm of David.
6 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
4 Return, O Lord, deliver me!
6 I am weary with my groaning;
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
Psalm 8-9New King James Version (NKJV)
The Glory of the Lord in Creation
To the Chief Musician. On the instrument of Gath.[a] A Psalm of David.
8 O Lord, our Lord,
2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
9 O Lord, our Lord,
Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments
To the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Death of the Son.”[c] A Psalm of David.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
3 When my enemies turn back,
6 O enemy, destructions are finished forever!
9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion!
13 Have mercy on me, O Lord!
15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made;
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
19 Arise, O Lord,
Psalm 11New King James Version (NKJV)
Faith in the Lord’s Righteousness
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
11 In the Lord I put my trust;
4 The Lord is in His holy temple,
7 For the Lord is righteous,
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