Chapter 3 of the Book Of 2 Kings
Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse.
Todays reading is currently at: Book Of 2 Kings 3:11-20
11 And he could not answer him a word, because he feared him. 12 Abner therefore sent messengers to David for himself, saying: Whose is the land? and that they should say: Make a league with me, and my hand shall be with thee: and I will bring all Israel to thee. 13 And he said: Very well: I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, saying: Thou shalt not see my face before thou bring Michol the daughter of Saul: and so thou shalt come, and see me. 14 And David sent messengers to Isboseth the son of Saul, saying: Restore my wife Michol, whom I espoused to me for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines. 15 And Isboseth sent, and took her from her husband Phaltiel, the son of Lais.
16 And her husband followed her, weeping as far as Bahurim: and Abner said to him: Go and return. And he returned. 17 Abner also spoke to the ancients of Israel, saying: Both yesterday and the day before you sought for David that he might reign over you. 18 Now then do it: because the Lord hath spoken to David, saying: By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel from the hands of the Philistines, and of all their enemies. 19 And Abner spoke also to Benjamin. And he went to speak to David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and to all Benjamin. 20 And he came to David in Hebron with twenty men: and David made a feast for Abner, and his men that came with him.