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Kille Philistines in three companies : one 11 And both of them discovered theinselva

inpany turned unto the way thut leudeth to unito the garrison of the Philistines, and the Uplirah, unto the land of Shual:

Philistines said, Behold, the Hehrew's come 18 And another company turned the way forth out of the holes where they bad bid Lo Beth-boron: and another company turned themselves. to the way of Wie border liat lookeil to the 12 And the men of the garrison answered valley of Zeboim, toward the wilderness, Jonathan and bis armour-bearer, and said,

131 Now there was no sinith Cound through- Come up to us, and .ve will shew you a thing. out all the land of Israel; for the Philistines And Jonathan said unto his armour-hearer, said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or Come up after me; for the Lord hath delic spears:

vered them into the hand of Israel. 20 But all the Israelites went down to the 13 And Jonathan climbed up upon 1 Philistines, to sharpen every man liis share. hands and upon liis feel, and his armoirand his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. bearer after him: and they fell before Jona.

21 Yet they had a file for the inattocks, and than; and his armour-bearer slew after him. for the couliers, and for the forks, and for 1 lind that first slaughter, which Jonathan the ares, and to sharpen the goads. and his armour-bearer made, was about

22 So it came to pass, in the day of battle, twenty men, within as it were an ball-acre that there was neitliersword nor spear found of land, which a yoke of oxen miglit plou. in the land of any of the people that were 15 And there was treilling in the host, in with Saul and Jonathan : but willi Saul, and the field, and among all the people : the garwith Jonathan his son, was there found. rison, and the spoilers, they also tremi led,

23 And the garrison of the Philistines went and the earth quaked : so it was a very great out to the passage of Michunash.

trembling. CHAP. XIV.

lö And the watclimen of Saul in Gibeah TOW it came to pass upon a day, that of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the mulyoung man that bare his armour, Come, ling down one another. and let us go over to the Pliilistines' garri. 17 : Then said Saul unto the people that son that is on the other side. But he told not were with loin, Number now, and see wlio bis father.

is grie from us. And when they had nun2 And Saul tarried in the ultermost part of bered, behold, Jonathan and his armourGibeah, under a pomegranate-tree which is bearer were not there. in Migron : and the people that were with 18 And Saul said unto Ahialı, Bring hither hun were about six hundred men ;

the ark of God: (for the ark of God was at 3 And Ahialı, the son of Ahitub, I-cliabod's that time with the children of Israel.). brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, 191 Ind it came to pass, while Saúltalked to the Lord's

, priest in Shiloh, wearing an unto the priest, that the noise that was in ephod, And ihe people knew not that Jona- the host of the Philistines went on and inthan was gone.

creased: and Saul said unto the priest, Witli4 4 And between the passages, by which draw thine band. Jonathan sought to go over unto ile Phi 20 And Saul and all the people that were listin garrison, there was a sharp rock on with bim assembled themselves, and they the one side, and a sharp rock on the other vame to the haule; and, hebold, every man's side: and th name of the one was Bozez, sword was against his fellow, and there was and the name of the other Seneh.

a very great discomfiture. The fore-front of the one ras situate 21 Moreover, the Hebrew's thul were with northward over against Miehmast, and the the Philistines before that time, which went other southward over against Gibeah. up with them into the camp from he coun

0 Aud Jonathan said to the young man try ronnd abent, even they also turned to be that bare his armour, Corne, ani let us go with the Israelites that were with Saul and over unto 'he garrison of these uncircumcis. Jonatlian. ed; it may be thel the Lord wil work for! 12 Likewise all the men of Israel which

for there is no restraint to the LORD to bad Isid themselves in mount Ephrain, when save by many or by few.

they heard that the Philistines fied, even they 7 dört bis armour-bearer said unto hiin, aisó followed hard after them in the battle. Do all that is in thine leart: turn tliee; be 03 Sotic LORD saved Israel that day: and hond, i um with thee according to thy heart, the batile passed over unto Beth-aven.

8 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass 21 9 And the men of Israel were distressed over unto ties men, and we will discover that day: for Saul bad aa,ured the people, ourselves unto them:

saying, Cursed be the man shat eateth any 9 If they say thus udlo us, Tarry until we foud until evening, that I may be avenged cu come to you ; then we will stand still in our mine enemins. So none of the people tasted place, and will not go up unto them.

10 But if they say thu:, Come up unto us ; And all they of the la 1 caine to a wool; dien we will go up: for the Lord hath de- and there was honey v' the grouina. hvered inem into our hand; and this shull 26 And when the fuple were come into be a sign outc ius.

the wnou, heliuk, the honey dropped ; bus

uni, food.

ao man put his hand to his mouth: for the 12 And Saul said, Cast lots between me sho people feared the oath.

Jonathan my son.' And Jonathan was take27 Bat Jonathan beard not when his father 43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell m. charged the people with the oath: where-what thou hast done. And Jonathan told fore he put forth the end of the rod that was him, and said, I did but taste a little honey in his hand, and dipped it in an honey-comb, with the end of the rod that was in mine and put his hand to his mouth; and bis eyes hand, and, lo, I must die. were enliglitened.

41 And Sau! answered, God do so and more 23 Then answered one of the people, and also : for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan. said, Thy father straitly charged the people 45 And the people said unto Saul, Sha!! with an oatlı, saying, Cursed be the man that Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great Cateth any food this day. And the people salvation in Israe!? God forbid: as the LORD were saint.

liveth, there shall not one hair of his head 29 Then said Jonathan, My father bath fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with roubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine God this day. So the people rescued Jonaeyes have been enlightened, because I tasted than, that he died not. aliule of this honey;

46 Then Saul went up from following the 30 How much more, if haply the people Pbilistines : and the Philistines went to their had eaten freeiy to-day of the spoil of their own place. enemies which ihey found ? for bad there not 47 So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, been sow a much greater siaughter among and fought against all his enemies on every the Philistines ?

side, against Moab, and against the children 31 3 And they smote the Philistines that day of Aminon, and against Edom, and against from Michimash 10 Ajalon: and the people the kings of Zobal, and against the Philiswere very faint.

lives ; and whithersoever lie turned himself, 32 And the people flew upon the spoil, and he vexed them. took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew 48 And he gathered an bost, and smote the them on the ground : and the people did eat Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of thit them with the blood!.

hands of them that spoiled them. 339 Then they told Saul, saying, Beheld, 49. Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, the people sin against the Lord, in that they and Islui, and Melchi-shua: and the names eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have trans- of his two daughters were these; the name gressed: roll a great stone unto me this day of the first-born Merab, and the name of the

31 And Saul said, Disperse yourselves younger Michal: among the people, and say unto them, Bring 50 And ile name or Saul's wife vas Ahi. me bitbier every man his ox, and every man noam, the daughter of Ahimaaz; and the his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and name of the captain of liis lost, was Abner, sin not against tlie Lorn in eating with the the son of Ner, Saul's unele : blood. And all the people brought every 5l And Kishi noas the father of Saul; and man his or with him that night, and slew Ner, the father of Abner was the son of Abiel. them there.

5. And there was sore war against the Ploie 3) | And Saul huilt an altar unto the Lord; listines all the days of Saul: and when Sau! the same was the first altar that he built un- saw any strong man, or any valiani man, he to the LORD.

took him unto him. 36 9 And Saul said, Let us go ciown after


the morning-light, and let us not leave a man sent me to anoint thee to be king over his of them. And they said, Do whatsoever people, over Israel: now therefore bearken seemeth good unto thee. I hen said the hou unto the voice of the words of the LORD). priest, Let us drax near hither unto God. 2 Thus saith the Lord of lo-ts, l'emen

37 1 An Saul asked counsel or God, Shall bes that which Amalek did 10 Israe', how ne I go down after the Philistines ? wilt thou iaid wait for him in the way, wlica he came deliver ther muito the hand of Israel? But lieup from Egypt. auswered him not that day.

3 Now and smile Amalek, and ulterio :38 And Saul said, Draw ye near hither destroy all that they bave, and spare then all the chief of the people; and know and see nou; lut slay bet man and womau, inating wherein tliis sin bath heen this day : and suckling, ox and sheep, camel aud a.s.

34 For, as the Lord liveth, which saveth 4 And Saul gathered the people together, Israel, tough it be Jonathan my son, he and numbered them

Telaim, iwo hundred sball surely die. But there uus uot a man trousand footinen, and len tjousand men of among all the people that answered him. Judab.

10 Then said lie into all Israel, Be ye on 5 and Saul came to a city of Amalek, and one side, and I and Jonathan my son will be laid wait in the valley. on the other side. And the people said unto 6! And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, Saul, I)o what seemeth good unto thee. deparı, get you down from among the Ama

* Therefore Saul said into the Lord God lekires, lest destroy you with them: for ye ollstael, Give a perfectlot And Sauland Jo. shewed kindness in all the children of Israel

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Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. 241 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sp.

71 And Saul sinote the Amalekites from neu: for I have transgressed the commandHavilah until thou comest to Shur, that is ment of the Lord, and thy words ; because over against Egypt.

I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 8 And lie took Agag the king of the Ama 25 Now therefore, ! pray tice, pardon my lekires alive, and utterly destroyed all the sin, and turn again willi me, tai I may worpeople with the edge of ihe sword.

slip the Lord. 9 But Saul and the people spared Agan, 26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not and the best of the sleep, and of the oven. return with thee: for thou hast rejected the and of the sailings, and the lambs, and all word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejectthat ras good, and would not utterly destroyed thee from being king over Israel. them : but every thing that was vile and re 23. And as Samuel turned about to go a. suse, that they destroyed utterly.

way, he laid hold upon the skirt of his man 10 1 Ther came thie word of the Lore un- lie, and it rent. to Sainuel, saying,

28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD 11 lt reperieth me that I have set up Saul hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee to be king: for he is turned back from follow. this day, and have given it to a neighbour of ing me, and hath not performed iny con- thine, ihat is better man thou. mandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he 29. And also the Strength of Israel will cried unto the Lord all night.

not lie nor repent: for le is not a man, that 12 . And when Samuel rose early to meet he should repent. Saul in the morning. it was told Samuel, say. 30 Then lie said, I have sinned ; yet honour ing, Saul came to l'armel, and, belwi, be me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my set linn up a place, and is gone alvoul, and people. and before Israel, and turn again with passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. me, that I may worship ihe Lord thy God.

13 And Samue!cameto Saul: and Saul said 31 So Samue turned again after Saul; and unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD; I have Saul worshipped the LORD. performed the comminandment of the LORD. 32 1 Then said Samuel, Bring ye liither to

16 And Samuel said, What meaneth then me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And this bleat:ag of the sheep in mine ears, and Agag came unto hiin delicately. And Agay the lowing of the oxeu which I hear? said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.

15 And Saul said, They have lvrough them 33 And Samuel said, As thy sword lialla from the Ainalekites: for the people spared made women childless, so shall thy mother be the best of the sleep and of the oxen to sacri. childless among women. And Samuel hewfice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we ed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal. bave ulteriy destroyed.

314 Ilien Samuel went to Rainah; and 16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and Saul went up to hiz house to Gibeal of Saul. I will tell thee wliat the LORD bath said to me 35 And Samuel caine no inore to see Saul this vight. And he said unto him, Say on. until the day of his death; nevertheless Sa.

17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little muel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repen. in line own sight, wast thicu not made the led that he had made Saul king over Israel. head of the triljes of Israel, and the LORD

CHAP. XVI. anointed three king over Israel

ND the LORD said unto Samuel, How 18 And the LOR

, seeing and said. Go and utterly destroy ile sinners have rejected him from reigning over Israel? the Amalekiies, and figlit against them until Fili thine ivorn with oil, and go, I will send they be consumed.

thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemire: for I have 19 Wherefore then did t thou noc obey the provided me a king among his sons. yoice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the 2 And Samuel said, How can I go? If spoil, and didsi evil in the siglio: the LORD! Saul hicar il, he will kill me. And the LORD

20 Am Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have said, Take an beiier with thee, and say, I am obeyed the voice of the LURI), and have gone come to sacrifice to the Lord. the way which the Lord sent ine, and have 3 And call Sesse to the sacrifice, and I will brought Agag the king of Analek, and liave shew thee what thou shalt do; and thou sliale ulterly destroyed the Amalekites.

anoint unto me him wliom I name unto thee 21 But the people took of the spoi', sheep 4 And Samuel did that which the LORD and oxen, the chiei of the things whiir a should spake, and came to Bethlehem: and the el. have been uiterly destroyed, io sacrifice unto ders of tlie lown tiembled at his coming, and the LORD thy God in Gilgal.

said, Comest thou peaceably? 2 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as ö And lie said, Peaceably: I am come to great deligiit in burnt-offerings and sacrifices sacrifice unto the Lord; sanctify yourselves, as in obeying the voice of the Lorn? Behold, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he to obey is bette:than sacrifice, and to hearken sanctified Jesso and his sons, and called thens than the fat of rams.

to the sacrifice. 23 Forrebellion is us the sin of witchcraft,and 6 And it came to pass, when they were stubbornness is us iniquity and idolatry. Be- come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, cause thou hast rejected the word of the Lord), Surely the Lord's anointed is before him. he hath also rejected thee from being king. 'I 7 But the Lord said unto Sanuel, Luois

end trace on a journey, A Tong'w levehou mournfor Sa

not on his countenance, or on the height of

CHAP. XVI!. the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for inan their armies to battle, and were gatherd jooketh on the outward appearance, but the together at Shocnoh, which belongeth to Ju Lorp looketh on the heart.

dal, and pitched between Shocholi and Aze8 Then Jesse called Abinadah, and made kalı, in Eplies-daninim. kim pass before Samuel. And he said, Nei And Saul and the men of Israel wire ther hath the LORD chosen this,

galliered together, and pitchied hy dhe val9 Then Jesse made Sbammal to pass by. ley of Elah, and set the battle in array against And ise said, Neither baw the Lorv chosen tlie Philistines. this.

3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain 10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to on the one side, and Israel stood on a mourpuss belore Samuel. And Samuel said unto tain on the other side: and there was a vekey Jesse, The Loki liath not chosen these. between them.

11 And Samuel said wito Jesse, Are here 1 And there went out a champion out of all thy children? And he said, There remain- the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of eth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth Gath, whose heiglit was six cubits and a span. che sleep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send 5 And he had an leimer of brass upon liis aud fetch him: for we will not sit down lill head ; and he was armed with a coat of inail; he come bithier.

and the weight of the coat was five thousand 12 And he sent and brought him in. Now shekels of brass : jie wus ruddy, and withal of a beautiful 6 And he had greaves of brass upon hisings, countenance, and goodly to look to. And and a large of brass between his shoulders: die Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this 7 And le staff of his spear was like a woa. is he.

ver's beam; and his spear's head weighed sin 13 Then Samue) took the horn of oil, and hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a anointed him in the midst of liis brethren : shield went before hiin. and the S;»irit of the LORD came upon David 8 And he stood and cried into the armies of froin that day forward. So Samuel rose up Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come and went to Rana's.

out to set your batlle in array: Am not I a 14 1 But the Spirit of the LORD departed Philistine and ye servants to Saul? choose you from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord a man for you, and let him come down to me. troubled liin.

9 If he be able to fight willi me, and io kil 15 And Saul's servants said unto hiin, Be- me, then will we be your servants: but it ho!d now, an evil spirit from God troubleth prevail against him, and bill him, then siial tee :

ye be our servants, and serve us. 16 Let our lord now command thy servants, 10 And the Philistine said, I defy the ar which are before thee, to seek out a man who mies of Israel tiis day; give me a man, thias is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall we may fight together. come to pass, when the evil spirit from God 11 Wei Saul and all Israel licard those is upon thee, that lie shall play with his hand, words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and thou shall be well.

and greatly afraid. 17 And Sau' said unto his servants, Provide 1. Now David was the son of that Ephra. moc now a man that can play well, and bring thite of Bethlehein-jucatı, whose name was him to me.

Jesse; and he had eigli sons : and the niar 18 Then answered one of the servants, and went amung men for an old man in the day: said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the or Saul. feth-lehemile, that is cunning in playing and 13 And the thiree eldest sons of Jesse wen u mighty valiant mau, and a man of war, and and followed Saul to the battle: and the name prudent in matters, and a comely person, and of liis three sons that went to thie battie xen iae Lolid is with him,

Eliab tlie first-born, and next uniu bin Aly. 19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto nacan), and the third Shammali. Jesse, and said, Send me David tiny soni, 14 And David was the youngest: and the which is with the sheep.

turpe eldest followed Saul. :0 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, 15 But David went and returore frein Sau and a bottle of wine, aud a kid, and sent them w feed liis father's sheep at Betli-lehem. by David hus son unto Saul.

16 And the Philistine drew near morning ung 21 And David came to Saul, and stood he- evening, and presented himself torly days fore him: and he loved him greatly; aud le 17 And Jesse said unto Davininis son, Take becaire bis armour-bearer.

now for thy brethren an ephan vi tris parch 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let Da- eu corn, and these ten loaves, and run tu llie vid, ! pray thee, stan: before me, for lie hulls camp tó lliy brethren. Tuund javour in my siglit.

J. And carry these ten cheeses unto the 13 And it came to pass, when the cril spirit, captain of their thousand, and look liow thy froin God was upon Saul, that David took au brethren fare, and take their poledge. hasp, and played with his land : so Saul was 19 Now Saul, and they,itud allibeineen of retreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit Israel, urre in the valley of tan, ngiting, departed in him.

Twith ine Philistines.

30 9 And David rose nip early in the morn-livered me out of the paw of the lion, and 9:38 ing, and left the sheep with a keeper. and took, of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me ont and went, as Jesse had commanded bin: and of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said he came to the trench, as the lost was going unto David, Go, and the LORD he with thee. forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle. 35 1 And Saul armed David with his ar.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had pul inour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his the haltle in array, arıny against army. lipad; also lie armedlin with a coat of mail,

122 And David lelt his carriage in the hard 39 And l'avid girded his sword upon his of the keeper of the carriage and ran into the armour, and he assaved 10 go; for be liad pol army, and came and saluted his brethren. proved it. And David said unto Sanl, I can.

23 And as die talked with them. behold, not go with these: for I have not proved them. there came up the champion (the Philistine of And David put them off him. Gath, Goliath by naine) out of the armies or 40 And he took his staff in his hand, and the Philistines, and spake according to the chose him five smoothi stones out of the brook, same words and David heard their. and put them in a sliephierd's hag which lie

24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw had, even in a scrip; and liis sling was iv his the man, fed from him, and were sore afraid, band: and he drew near to the Philistine.

25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen 41 And the Philistine came on, and drew this man that is come up ? surely lo delý Israel near unto David; and the man that bare is he come up: and it shall be, that the man the shield went before him. who killeth him, the ki:'g will enrich him with 42 And when the Philistine looked about and great riches, and will give bin liis daugliter, saw David, he disdained him; for lie was brut and make his father's house free in Israel. a youth, and ruddy, andor'a fair countenance.

26 And David spake to the men that stood 43. And the Philistine said unto David. Am by him, saving, What shall be done to the l a dog, that ihou comest lo me will saves ? man that killeti this Philistine, and takech Aud tiie Philistine cursed David by lvis gods. away the reproach from Israel? for who is 44 And the Philistine said to David, Come this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls Hefy the armies ol the living God?

of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 27 And the people answered him after this 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou manner, saving. So shall it be done to the comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, man that killed him.

and with a shield; but I come to thee in the 23 ! And Eliab his eldest brother heard name of the Lorn of hosts, the God of the when he spake unto the men: and Eliab's armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. Anger was kindled against David, and he said, 46 This day will the LORD deliver thee wly cainest thou down lither and with into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and whom last thou left those few sheep in the take thine liead from tliee: and I will give wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naugh- the carcases of the host of the Philistines this tiness of wine learı; for thou art come down day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wi!! that thou miglitest see the battle.

beasts of the earth; that all the earth may *9 And David said, What have I now know that there is a God in Israel. done? Is there not a cause?

47 And all this assembly shall know thiat 30 And he turned from him toward the Lord saveth not witli sword and spear: another, and spake alter the same manner : for the battle is the LORD's, and lie will and the people answered him again after the give you into our hands. former manner,

43 And it came to pass, when the Philis31 And whien the words were heard which tine arose, and caine and drew nigh to meet David spake, they rehearsed them before David, that David hasted, and ran towara Saul; and he sent for liin.

the ariny to meet the Philistine. 32'! And David said w Saul, Let 110 mau's 49 And David put his land in bis bag, and heart fail because of !im; tiy servant will look thence a stone, and slang it, and smole go and figlio with this Philistine.

the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not sunk into luis forehead; and lie fell upon his able to go against this Philistine to figlit with face to the earth. bim: for thou art bru a youth, and he a man 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine of war from his youth.

with a sling and with a stone, and smote the St And David said unto Saul, Thy servant Philistine, and slew him; but there was no kept his father's sheep, and there caine a lion sword in the land of David : and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock. 51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon

35 And I went out after him, and smote the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew bim, and delivered it out of his inouth: and it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and when die arose against me, I cangit him by cut off his head therewith. And whea the his beard, and smole lim, and slew him. Philistines saw their champion was dead,

36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the they ned. bear; and this uncircuncised Pliilistine shall 52 ! And the men of Israel and of Judah he as one of them, seeing he bath defied the arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philis. armies of the living God.

Lines, until thou come to the valley, and to 37 David said moreover, 'The Lord that de- une gales of Ekron: and the wounded of the

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