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Philistines fell down by the way to Snaa 13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, raim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron and made liim his captain over a thousand :
53 and the children of Israel returned and he went out and came in before the from clasing after the Philistines, and they people. spoiled their tents.
14 And David behaved himself wisely in 511 And David took the head of the Phil- all his ways; and the Lord was with him istine, and brought it 10 Jerusalem: but he 15 Wherefore when Saul saw that lie beha. put bis armour in his tent.
ved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. 55 ! And when Saul saw David go forth 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David,be. against the Philistine, le said unto Abuer, cause he went out and came in before them. the captain of the lost, Abner, whose son is 17 | And Saul said to David, Bebold my this youth? and Abner said, As thy soul liv- elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee io eth, 0 king, I cannot tell.
wile; only be thou valiant for me, and fight 36. And the king said, Enquire thou whoose the Lori's battles : for Saul said, Let noe son the stripling is.
mine band be upon liim, but let the halid of 57 And as David returned from the slaugh-the Philistines be upon him. ter of the Pbilistine, Abner took him, and 18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? brought him before Saul, with the head of and what is my life, or my father's family in the Philicine in his land.
Israel, that I should be son-in-law lo the king? 53 And Saul said to win, Whose son art 19 But it came to pass, at the time when thou, thou young man? And David an. Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been swered, I ain the son of thy servant Jesse given to David, that she was given unto the Beth-lebemite.
Adriel the Meholatnite to wife.
20 1 Aud Michal, Saul's daughter, loved AND it came to pass, when we had made
an Dexid; and they told Saul, and the thing of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, 21 And Saul said, I will give him lier, that anu Jonathan loved him as his own sou!. she may be a share to him, and that the hand
2 And Saul took liim that clay, and would of the Philistines may be against him. Where. Jet liim go no inore loine to his father's house. fore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day
3 Then Jonathan and David made a cove- bc my son-in-law io live one of the lwain. pant, because he loved him as his own soul. 22'! And Saul coinnanded bis servants,
4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the saying, Commune with David secretly, and robe that was upon him, and gave il to Da- say, Behold, the king liath delight in thee, vid, and iis garments, even to liis sword, and all his servants love thee: now therefore and to liis how, and to his girdle.
be the king's son-in-law. 5 1 And David went out wlithersoever 23 And Saul's servants spake those wor Saul sent him, and behaved liimself wisely : in the ears of Daviu. And David said, Seem. and Saul set liim over the men of war; and ell it to you a light thing to be a king's son he was accepted in the sight of all the people, in-law, seeing that I am a poor min, and and also in tlie sig'it of Saul's servants. lightly esteeined?
6 ! And it came to pass as they came, when + And the servants of Saul told him, say. David was relurned from the slaugliter of the ing, On this manner spake David. Philistine, that the woinen came out of all the 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet David, The king desirelli not any dowry, king Saul, wit labrets, with joy, and with but an bundred foreskins of the Philistines, instruments of musick.
:o be avenged of the king's enemies. But 7 And the woinen answered one another as Saul thought to inake David fall by the hand they played, and said, Saul bath slain bis of the Philistines. thousands, and David his ten thousands. 26 And when his servants told David these
8 And Saul was very wroth, and the say- words, it pleased David well to be the king's ing displeased bim: and he said, They have son-in-law: and the days were not expired. ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to 27 Wlierefore David aruse and went, he aud me they have ascribed but thousands : and his men, and slew of the Philistines iwo huo what can be have more but the kingdom? dred men: and David brought their foreskins,
9 And Saul eyeu David from thai day and and they gave them in full izle to the king, forward.
that he might be the king's son-in-law. And 10.1 And it came to pass on the morrow, Saul gave him Michai liis daughter to wife. t:at the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, 28 And Gaul saw and knew that the and le propliesied in the midst of the house; Lord wus with David, and that Michal, and David played with his hand, as at other Saul's daughter, loved hiin. Lines and livere was a javelin in Saul's hand. 29And Saul was yet the more afraid of David;
I! And Saul cast the javelin; for lie said, and Saul became David's enemy continually. I will smite David even to the wall will it. 30 Then the princes of the Philistines went And David avoided out of his presence twice. ferth; and it came to pass aller Wey went
12 1 And Saul was afraid of David, be- tortii, thot David beliaved linsell more cause the Lord was with liim, und was de wisely than all the servants of Sanl; so blame parted from Saul.
This name was inuci sei by.
18 ! Só David Aed, and escaped, ind to all his servants, that they should kilitat Saul had done to him. And be an i Sa
muel went and dwelt in Naioth. 2 Bo: Jonatlian, Saul's son, delighted inuch 19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, * In David: and Jonathan lokal David, saying. David is at Naioch in Ramah. Baul my father seeketh to kill thee Now 29 And Sau! sent messengers to take Da. therefore, I pray thee, take heed 10 nyself vid: and when they saw the company of natil the morning, and abide in a secretsuie prophets propesying, and Samuel standploce, and hide thysell;
ing as appointed over them, the Spirit of 3 And I will go out and stand beside my God was upon the messengers of Saul, and father in the field where thou art, and I will they also propliesied. poinmune with my father of thee, and what And when it was told Sau, le sont I see, that I will tell thee. +1 And Jora!han spake good of David wise. And Saul sent messengers again the
other messengers, and they prophesied likeano Saul luis father, and said unto him, Let third time, and they prophesied also. dou the king sin against liis servart, against 22 Then went lie also to Ramah, and came David; because lie hath not siuned against to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked thee, and because bis works have been to and said, Whereure Samue' and David? And tliee-ward very good :
one said, Behold, they be at Najnih in Raman. 5 For he did put his life in his liand, and 23 ! And he went thither to Naioth in dew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon Egreat salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, bin also, and lie went on and prophesied, unbod did it rejoice ; wherefore then wilt thou lil he came to Naioth in Ramal. cin against innocent blood, lo slay David 24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and without a cause?
prophesied before Samuel in like manuer, 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of any lay down naked all that day, and all Jonatlian: and Saul sware, As the LORD that night. Wherefore tliey say, 16 Saul alliveth, he shall not be slain.
so anong the proplets ? ī and Jonathan called David, and Jona
CHAP. XX taan shewed bin all those things : and JonaMan brougil David to Saul, and he was a A D David fled from Naroth in Ramal,
and came and said before Jona:lali, tis presence, as in times past.
What have I done? what is mine iniquity ? 8'! And there was war again: and David avd what is my siu before thy father, that went out and fought with the Philistines, he seeketh my life? and slew them witli a greai slaughter; and 2 And he said unto him, God forbid ; thou they fled from liin.
shall not die: behold, my father will do 9 And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon thing, either great or small, but that he will Saul, as he sat in lois house with liis javelin shew it me; and why should my father hide in his hand: and David played with his liand. this thing from me? it is not so.
10 And Saul souglit to smite David even 3 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy in the wall with the javelin; but lie slipped father certainly knoweth thai l bave found
a av out of Saul's presence, and he smole grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not the javelin into the wall: and David tied, Jonathan know this, lest lie be grieved: but 1.1 escaped that night.
uruly, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soulliv, 11 Saui also sent messengers unto Da leth, there is but a step between me and death. vid's house to watch bim, and to slay him 4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatin the morning: and Michal, David's wife, soever iiy soul desireth, I will even do it for told bem, saying: lithou save not thy life io- thee. niglıl, to-inorrow thou shall be slain.
5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, 12 I So Michal let David down through allo-inorrow is the new-moon, and I should not window; and he went, and fled, and escaped. fail to sit with the king at meat; but let me
13 and Michal took an image, and laid il go, that I may hide mysell in the field unte in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair the third day at even: for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth. 6 If thy father at all miss me, then say,
14 and when Saul seni messengers to take David earnestly asked leure of me, that ha David, sile said, He is sick.
might run to Beth-leliem his city; for there 13 And Saul sent the messengers oguin to is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family, seek David, saying, Bring him up w me in 7 If he say thus, It is well; thy servált the bed, that I 'inay slay himn.
shall liave peace: but if he be very wroth, 16 And when ilie messengers were come then be sure that evil is determined by him. in, behold, there was an image in the bed, 8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster. thy servant; for thou hast brought thy sei
17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why last - ant into a covenant of the LORD with thee : thou deccived me so, and sent avay mine withstanding, if there be in me iniquity, enemy, that lie is escaped ? And Michal an-is ay nie thysell'; for why shouldest' viou swered Saul, He said unto me, Letine goks:ng ine to thy fativer ? why should I kill thee?
O2 nd Jonailian said, Far be it from thee,
for if I knew certainly that evil were deter-which was the second day of the mont!!, mined by my father to come upon thee, then that David's place was empíy: and Saul said would not liell it thee?
unto Jonaitian bis son, therefore cometh 10 Then said David to Jonathan, Who no! the son of Jesse lo meat, neither yestershall tell me? or wiiat if thy iather coswer day por to-day? tiee rouglıly?
28 And Jonathan answered Saul, David 11 And Jovatlian said unto David, eårnestly asked leuve or me to go to BellaCome, and let us go out into die field. And lehein : they went out both of thejn into the field. 29 And he said, Le: me go, I pray thee
12 And Jonathan said unto David, O for our family bathi a sacrifice in the city, LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded and my bro:her, lie hall commanded me to iny father about 10-morrow any time, or the be there : and now, if I bave found favour in third day, and, behold, if there be good jehine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, an: toward David, and I then send uot unto see iny brelliren: therefore lie cometh aút thee, and shew it thee;
unto the king's table. 13 The Lord do so, and much more, to 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonatban: but if it please my father to do Jonalban, and lie said unto him, Thou son thee evil, then I will 'sliew it thee, and send of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I tiee away, that thou mayest go in peace ; know diat tilou bast chosen the soil of Jesse and the Lord be will tiiee, as he haih been to thine own contusion, and unto the comigo with iny father.
sion of thy mother's nakedness? 14 And thou shalt not only, while yet 1 31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveih live, slew me the kiudness of the Lord, thal upon the ground, thou shalt not be establisi:I die not:
ed, nor lliy kingdom: wherefore now send 15 But also thou sliall not cut off thy kind- and fetch liim unto me; for he shall surely die ness from my house for ever; no, not when 3. And Jonathav answered Saul his fathe Load hath cut off the enemies of David ther, and said unto him, Wherelore shall be every one from the face of the eartı.
be slain? what liath lie done? 16 S. Juuatban made a covenant with the 33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite house of David, suying, Let the Lord even him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was reqnre it at the land of David's enemies. determined of his father to slay David.
17 Aud Jonathan caused David to swear 34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce again, because he loved him : for be loved anger, and did eat no meat the second day hiin as lie loved his own soul.
of the month ; for lie was grieved for Da. 18 11 Then Jonathan said to David, To-vid, because his father had done him slame. morrow is the new-moon; and thou shal: be 35 1 And it came to pass in the morning, missed, because thy seat will be empty. that Jonathan went out into the field at the
19 And when thou has! slaved three days, time appointed with David, and a little lad then thou shalt go dowu quickly, and coine with him. to the place where thou didsi liide thisselt 30 And he said unto his lad, Run, find out when the business was in hau, and shall now she arrows which I shoot. And as the remain by the stone Ezel.
iad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. 20 And I will shout three arrows on the 37 And when the lad was come to the place side thereof, as though I shot at a mark. of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jo
21 And, behold, I will send a lad, surfing, nathan cried atier the lad, and said, is not Co, fiud out the arrows. Il expressly say he arrow beyond tiiee unto the laid, Beliold, the arrows are on this 38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make side of tliee, take them; then come thou: for speedl, basle, stay not. And Jonathan's lad there is peuce to thee, and no liurt, as the gathered up the arrows, and came to his Lord liveth.
miaster. 2.2 But il' I say thus unto the young man, 39 But the lad kvew not any thing; only Behold, the arrows are beyond three; go thy Jonathan and David knew the matter. way: for the Lord hatlı sent thee away, 40 And Jonathan gave his artillery unie
43 And us luuching the matter which ihou his lad, and said unto liim, Go, carry thern and I have spoken ol, behold, the Lori bello the city. betweeu thee and one for ever.
41 4 Ind as soon as the lad was gone, 24 11 So David hid himself in the field : and David arose out of a place toward the south, when the uew-moon was come, the king sat and tell on his face to the ground, and bowo him down to eat meat.
ed bimself three times : and they kissed one 25 And the king sal upon his seal, as at anoiber, and wept one witir another, until Ollier times, even upon a seal by the wall : David exceeded. and Jonathan arone, and Abner sat by Saul's 12 And Jonathan said to David, Go in side, and David's place was empty. peacc, forasinuch as we have sworn both our
26. Nevertheless Saul spake noi any thing us in the name of the Lord, saying, The that day: for he thought, Something hath Lord be between me and thee, and between befallen' him, he is noi clear: surely he islmy seed and thy sced for ever. And he arose not clean.
and departed! and Jonathar: went into the
when his lvretiren and all his father's house
the priest: and Ahiinelech was afraid 2 And every one that wus in distress, and at the meeting of David, and said unto him, every olie that was in delol, and every one Why ar! thou alone, and woman with theetwi wus discontented, gaivered theinselves
2 And David said unto Alimelech the unto liim; and he became a captain over priest, The king hath commanded me a bu- them: and there were with liin: about four Liness, and hati: said unto me, Let nu man hundred men. know any thing of the business whereabout 3 | And David went thence to Mizpen of
send diee. and what I have commanded Moab; and he said unto the king of Moah, !!:ee: and I have appointed my servants to Loet my father and my moilier, I pray thee, yuch and such a place.
come forth, and be with you, will I know 3 Now therefore what is under thine hand ? what God wili do for me. give me five loures of bread in mine liand, 4 And be brought them before the king of ür what there is present.
Mual); and they dwelt with him all the u bile 4 And the priest answered David, and said, that David was in the hold. There is no common bread under mine hand; 511 And die propliet Gad said unto David, but there is halowed bread, it'the young inen Abide not in the bold; depart, and gei thee bave kept themselves at least from wonen. into the land of Judah. Theo David departe
5 And David answered the priest. and said ed, and came into tlie forest of Hareth. anto him, Of a truth women have been kepli 611: hen Saul heard that David was dis. fom us ahout these tlıree days, since I came covereil, and the men that were wiib hiin, out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, (now Saal abode in Gibeab under a tree in and the bicud is in a manner common, yea, Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and though it were sanctified this day in the vessei all his servants were standing about him,)
6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for 7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood there was no bread there bu: the shew-bread, about bim, Hear now, ye Benjami:es; will dial was taken from before the LORH, to put the son oí Jesse give every one of you fields but bread in the day when it was taken away, and vineyards, and inaké you all captains
7 Now, a certain man of the servants of Saul of thousands. and captains of hundreds;
8 11 And David said unto Abimelech, And Jesse? and there is none of you that is sorry is there not liere under tnine land spear or for ine, or sheweth unto me ibai my son hath sword ? for I have neither brouglie my sword stirred up my servant against mne, to lie in nor ny weapons with me, because the king's wait, as at liiis day? business required baste.
91 Then answered Doeg the Edomite 9 And the priest said, The sword of Go-which was set over the servants of Saul, and liath the Philistine, whium thou slewese in the said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nub, valley of Elali, behold, it is here, wrapped in W Alimelech the son of Aliitub. a ele belind the ephod: it'thou wili lake 10 And le enquircil of the Lord for bim, thrill, take il, for there is no other save that and gave him victuals, and gave bin the bere. And David said, There is none like sword of Goliath the Philistine. that; give it me.
11. Then the king sentio call Alimelech 10 1 and David arose, and Red that day the priest, the sou Abitul, and all bis fafor fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king ther's house, the priests that were in Nob: of Gath.
and they came all of them to the king. il and the servants of Achish said unto 12 And Saul said, Dear now, thou son kiin, Is 1101 this David the king of the land? or Altub. And lie answered, flere I am, did they not sing one to another of him in my lord. dances, saying, Saullah slain listhousands, 13 And Saul said unto him, Wly have ye and David his ten thousands ?
conspired against me, thou and the son of 12 And David laid upthese words in his heart, Jesse, in that thou hast given himu bread, and and was sore afraidot achishthe king of Gath. a sword, and liast enquired of God for him,
13 And he changed his behaviour hefore that he should rise against me, io lie in wai', them, and seigned himself mad in their hands, as at this day? and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and 14 Then Aluinelech answered the king, let his spittle fall down upon liis beard. and said, And who is so faithful among all
14 Then said Achisli unto his servants, thy servants as David, which is the king's Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then son-in-law, and goeth at thy bidding, and bave ve brouglit him to me
is honourable in thise house? 15 Have I need of madmen, that ye lave 15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for brought this feilow to play the madınan in my lin? be it far from me. Let not the king presence shall this fellow come into iny louse? inpute uny thing unto liis servant, nor to all CHAP. XXII.
Urhouse of my father: for thy servant knew
Abimelech, licu, and all thy father's louse. seekethi tv come lo Keilalı, to destroy tie ci
171. And the king said unto the fooimen ly for my sake. that stood about him, Turn and slay the ultill the men of Keilah deliver ine up priests us the LORD : because tiieir band also into liis hand? will Saul come down. as !! is with David, and because they knew when servant hain leerd? ( Lord God of israei, i he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the beseechthee, tell thy servant. And the Loro servants of the king would not put forili their said, He will come down. nand to fall upon the priests of the Lorn). 1. Then said David, Will the men of
13 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, Keilah deliver me and my men into the and fall upon the priests. And Dreg the hand of Saul? And the Lord said, They Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, will deliver thee and slew on that day fourscore and five per
1134'hen bara and his inen, which were sons that did wear a linen eplod.
about six hundred, arose and departed ou: of 19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote be Keilahı,and went whithersoever they could go. with the edge of the sword, both inen and And it was told Saul that David was escapej women, children and sucklings, and oxen, from Keilalı; and he forbare to go fortii. and asses, and sheer, with thie edge of the 14 And David abode in the wilderness in sword.
strong holds, and remained in a mountain in 20 1 And one of the sons of Abimelech the the wilderness of Ziph: and Saul souglihin son of Abituh, named Abiathar, escaped, every day; but God delivered iim not into and ned after David.
his liaud. 21. And Abiathar shewed David that Saul 15 And Darid saw that Saul was come out bad slain the Lord's priests.
to seek his life: and David was in the wil. 22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew derness of Ziph in a wood. it that day, when Doeg the Edoinite was 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, and there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have went to David into the wood, and strength. occasioned the death of all the persons of thyened his hand in God. father's house.
17 And he said unto him, Fear not; for the 23 Abide thou with me, fear not ; for he hand of Saul my father shall not find thee: that seeketli my life seeketh thy liie : but with and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall me thou shult be in safeguard.
he next unto thee; and that also Saul iny sa CHAP. XXIII.
ther knoweth. THEN they told David, saying, Behold, 18 And they two made a covenant before they rob the thirasliing. tloors.
and Jonathan went to his house. 2 Therefore David enquired of the LORD, 19 S Then came up the Zipliites to Saul saying, slial! I go and smile these Philistines? 10 Gibealı, saying, Doil not David liide himAnd the LORD said unto David, Go and smile self with us in strong holds in the wood, in the Philistines, and save Keilali.
the bill of Bachilal, which is on the south of 3 And David simen said unto lvim, Beliold, Jeslimon ? we be afraid here in Judalı; how much more 20 Now therefore, O king, come down ac. then if we come to kcilah against the armies cording to all the desire of thy soul to come of the Philistines?
down ; and our part shall be to deliver him 4 Then David enquired of the Lord you into the king's hand. again. And lue Lord answered bin, and 21 And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the said, Arise, go down to Keilal; for I will LORD; for ye have compassion on me. deliver the Pliilistines into thine lane. 22 Go, I pray you, prepare yel, and know
5 So David and iris men went to Keilalı. and sce his place where luis haunt is, and who and souglit with the Philistines, and brought hath seen him there : for it is told me that he away their cattle, and smote then with a dealetlı very subtilely. great siaugliter. So David waved the inha 23 See tlierefore, and take knowledge of all bitants of Keilal..
the lurking-places where he hidech liimself, 6 And it came to pass, when Abiathar, the and come ye again to me with the certainty, son of Alimeiech, fled to David to Keilah,that and I will go with you: and it shall come in he came down with an ephod in his hand. pass, if he be in the land that I will scarch him
7 ! And it was told Saul that David was out throughout all the thousands of Judah. coine to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath % And they arose and went to Zijd be. delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut fore Saul: but David and his men irere in in, by entering into a icwn that liath gales the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the and bars.
south of Jeshimon. 8 And Saul calied al. the people together 25 Sau! also and his inen went to seek him. to war, lo go down to Keilalı, lo besiege And they lolui David: wirerefore he came David and lis men.
down into a rock, and abode in the wilder 99 And David knew that Saul secretly ness of Maon : and when Saul beurd that, he practised mischief against him; and be said pursuedalier David in the wilderness of Moon. io Abiathar the priesi, Bring hither the ephod. 26 And Saul went on this side of the noun.
JO Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, :ain, and David and his men on that side of