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■uioved, to sacrifice unto llie Loan thy God in Gilgal.

22 And Samuel said,Hath Hie Lord us great deligjitin bumt-olVerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of| the Lord? Behold, to obey is better tIian sacrificcs/otci to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion isas the ein of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

2-1 IT And Saul said unto Samuel, 1 have sinned: for 1 have transgre: the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because 1 feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

•26 Now-therefore, I pray thee, pardon jny sin, and turn again with me, tiia 1 may worship the Lord.

26 And Samuel said unto Saul, 1 will a>ot return with thee: for thc^u hast jected the word of the Lord, ami the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.

27 And as Samuel turned about togo away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

28 And Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, thai is belter than thou.

29 And also the Strength of Israel will noLlie nor repent: for he is not man, that he should repent.

30 Then he said, I have sinned: i/<

pray

the elders ol my people, and belore Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord ihv God.

31 So Samuel turned again alter Saul; and haul worshipped the Lord.

32 IT Then said Samuel. Bring ve hither to me Agag the king o( the Amalekites. And Agag came uniolnm delicately. And Agag said, Surelv the bitterness ot death is past.

si And ijamuel said. As (by sword hath made-women childlesB. so shall (ny mother he childless among women. And Samuel hewed Aung in p.eces before the Lord in Gilgal.

34 U Then Samuel went lo Kamali; and Saul went up to his house to Gibtab of Saul.

;}!■> And .Samuel came no more losee S».'HiI until the day ol his death : never

theless Samuel mourned lor Saul: and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

CHAP. XVI. ND the Lord said unto Sajnue., . How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing 1 have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thy horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Belh-lehemite, for I have provided me a king among his sons.

2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it. he will kill me. And the Lord said .Take a heifer with thee,

_ , 1 am come to sacrifice to the Lord.

3 And callJesse to the sacrifice,and I will show thee what thou shall do; and tliou shall anoint unto me hiui

vhom 1 name unto thee.

4 And Samuel did that which the joiiD spake, and came lo Beth-lehem. And the elders of the town trembled

coming, and said, Contest thou peaceably?

5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrilice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them lo the sacri

6 TT And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliah, and said, Surelv the Lord's anointed is belore him.

7 But the Lord said unto Samuei, Look not on his countenance, oron the height of Ins staure; because I have refused him: for the LORD sect/i not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Loan looketh on the heart.

8 Then Jesse called Ahinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.

9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.

10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse,'f he Lord hath not chosen these.

11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all Uiy children? And he said. There remameth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the shi.ep. And Samuel said unto Jesae, Send ami

David <t>„;t„ir.d. CHAP. XVII.

letch him : lor we Wjii not sit down till lie come hither.

I'J Ami lie sent, and brought him in. Ivow he was ruddy, and withal of a beautilul countenance, and goodly to look lo. And the Louu said, Arise, anoint luin: lor tins is he.

13 I hen Samuel tooK the horn ofoil. and anointed him m the midst ol his hrethien: and the Spirit ol the Loud <:ime upon David Irom that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went

14 TT But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, rind an evil spirit Irom the Loud troubled In in.

lo And Saul's servants said unto luniLe.hold now. an evil spirit horn God noubleth lliee.

Is Let our lord now command thv ecrvaiits.«»/'tc/t are bolore thre.to seek out a man. -who Is a cunning player on n harp: and it shall com? to pass, whe-u the evil spirit from God is upon dice, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

17 And oaul said unto his servants. Provide me now a man that can plav well, and bring him to me.

lb I lien answered oneol the servants.

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in matters, and a comely person, and
vhe Lord Is with him.
ly IMvheretore Saul sent messengers
■ into Jesse, and said, bend me David
'.iiV son. winch is with the sheep.

And Jesse took an ass laden with
bread, and a bottle of w
and sent them bv David his son unto
Saul.

li And David came to Saul .and stood belore linn : autl he loved lumgreatlv and he became his armour-beater.

■i-2And Saul sentto Jesse, saving, Let David, 1 prav thee, stand before me lor lie hath loimd lavour m my sight

*3 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit Irom God was upon Saul, that David took a harp, anil played his hand, so Saul was relreshed. and was well, and the evil spirit departed irom him,

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were gathered together at Shocholi,
which ^e/cwset/i to Judah,and pitched
between Shochoh and Azekah, m
Lphes-dammim.
2 And Saul and the men of Israrl
were gathered together, and pitched
by the valley of Llah, and set the bat-
tle in arrav against the Philistines.
3And thePhilislmes stood on a moun-
tain on the one side, and Israel stood
on a mountain on the other side: and
there was a valley between them.

4 TT And there went out a champion
lout of the camp ol the Philistines,
lamed Goliath, ol Gath. whose height
vas six cubits and a span,
ft And lie had a helmet ol brass upon
us head, and lie was armed with a
oat ol mad: and the weight ol the
oatu'fli-five thousand slieselsol brass.
xVnd he had greaves ol brass upon
lua legs, and a target ol brass between
us shoulders.

7 And the stall of his spear uvis like i weavers beam : and his spear s head weighed six hundred shekelsof iron: uid one bearing a shield went before

8 And he stood and cried unto the armies ol Israel, and said unto them, \\ hy are ve come out to set your battle in arrav ? am not I a Philistine, and ve servants to Saul ? choose vou a man lor vou. and let him come down to me.

VI II he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your serauts: but if I prevail against him, and kill him. then shall ve be our servants, and serve us.

10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies ol Israel tins day ; give me a man, that we m«iy tight together.

11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, tJiev were dismayed, and greatly alraid.

1-2 1T r>ow David ivas the son of that Lphrathite, oi Beth-lehem-judah whose, name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days ol Saul.

13 And the three eldest sons ol Jesse went and lollowed Saul to the battle: and the names ol his three sous that went to the battle were Lhab the hrst born, and next unto him, Abinadab, and the third. Shammah.

14 jvnd David v>as the youngest :and die three eldest followed Saul. , lo ButDavid went and relumed Irom J>avi<l nrcepceih I.SAMUEL. the challenge.

Saul to feed his father 9 sheep at Beth-1 and Eliab's anger was kindled against

enem.

16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, ant) presented himself forty days.

17And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an cphah of his parched corn, av i these ten loaves, and run to the ;amp to tliy brethren;

18 Anil carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of KJah, lighting with the Philistines.

20 IT And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and look, and went, as Jesse had commanded him: and he came to the trench as the host was going forth to lisht, and shouted for Hie battle.

21 Vor Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.

22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carnage, nnd ran into the army, and caine and saluted his brethren.

23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up thechampiou, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spakeaccordmg to the same words: and David heard them.

24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, lied from him, and were sore afraid.

25 And the men oflsrael said, Hav ye seen this man that is come tip surely to def3' Israel is he come up: and rt shall be, that, the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and rrake his lather's house tree in Israel.

2o" And Davi<- spake to I he men that stood by hirr saying, "What shall be done to the man that killed) this Philistine, and takelh away the reproach from Israel ? for who is this uncircumeised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

27 And the people answered him alter this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

28 IT And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men:

David, and he said, Why earnest tho down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? 1 know thy pride, and the ighliness of thy heart; for thou art come down that thou nughtestsee the battle.

9 And David said, What have 1 now done? Is there not a cause?

30 11 Arid he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same nauuer: and the people answered hnn igam after the former manner.

31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed \lhem before Saul; and he sent lor him.

32 IT And David said to Saul, Let no lau's heart ful because of him; thy ervant will go and fight with this

Philistine.

33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to tight with hnn; for thou art bid a youth, and he a man of war from his vouth.

"34 And David said unto Saul, Thj ervant kept his father's sheep, and here came a lion and a bear, and took . lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him, and mote him, and delivered it out of Ins mouth : and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 3B Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine Miall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

37 David said moreover, The Loan that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me outof the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee, as IT And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put a helmet of brn^s upon his head; also he armed hnn with a coat of mail. 3!) And David girded his sword upon his armour, and assayed to go ; for he had not proved it And David said unto Saul, 1 cannot go with these ;for I have not proved them. And David put them oifhiin,

40 And he took his stall" in his hand, ami chose him live smooth stones out of the brook, and put them ui a alicp

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herd's bag which be had, even its a
scrip; and his sb'ng was in his hand:
and lie drew near to the Philistine.
•11 And the Philistine came on, and
drew near unto David: and the man
that bare the shield went before him.

42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, lie disdained' him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am 1 a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

44 And the Philistine said to David, Come lo me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me witli a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come lo thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

46 This day will the Lorp deliverj thee into my hand; and 1 will smite thee, and take thy head from thee, and 1 will give the carcases of the host| of the Philistines this day fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts] of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lotid savelh not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Loiid's, and he will give you into our hands.

48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh lo meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

4*3 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone and slang t?, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the1 earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Phil istine with a sling and with a stone and emote the Philistine, and sle\ him; but there was no sword in th hand of David.

51 Therefore David van, and stood upon the Philistine, arid took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philisiines saw their champion was dead, they lied.

52 TT And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued

he Philistines, until thou come to the alley, and to the gates of Ekrc-n: and he wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

54 And David took the head of the ^hilistinejand brought it to Jerusalem: but he put his armour in his tent.

55 1T And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said

ilo Aimer, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son w this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, 1 cannot tell. V3 And the king said, Inquire thou hose son the stripling is.

And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abnertook lim, and brought him before Saul, '.•ith the head of the Philistine in his iand.

58 And Saul said to him, Whose son
n-( thou, f/io» young man? And Da-
•id answered, 7<wnthe son of thy ser-
•ant Jesse the Beth-lehemite.
CHAP. XV11L
L ND it came to pass, when he had

AND it ca
made f

end of speaking t Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was h the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.

3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own 60ii).

4 And Jonathan stripped himself ol the robe that was upon him, and gave

to David, and his garments, even te his sword, and to his bow, and to hi' rdie.

> And David went out whilhersoevet Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul eel him over the men of war; and he was accepted in tht sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.

f> IT And it came lo pass as they came, when David was returned from thf slaughter of the Philistine, that th; women came out of all the cities Oi Israel, singing and dancing, to nieei Saul seckelh I. SAMUEL,

king Saul, with labrets, with joy, and Willi instruments of music.

7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slam his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

8 And Saul was very wroth, and the Raying displeased him; and he They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?

9 And Saul eyed David iVom that day and forward.

10 IT And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, anil lie prophesied in tne midst of the house; and David played with his hand.as at other tunes: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.

11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to wall with U. And David avoided of his presence iwice.

12 V And Saul was afraid of David, because the Loan was with hun, and was departed Irom Saul.

13 Therefore Saul removed him from lum, and made him his captain over? thousand; and he went out and caaio in before the people

14 And David behaved himself wise ly in all his ways; and the Lord icas with him.

15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he mself very wisely,

to kill David.

21 And Saul said, I will give him Her, that, she may be a snare to lum, and that the hand of the Philistines mav be against dim. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my

on-m law in the one of the twain.

22 IT And Saul commanded his ser ants, saying, Commune with Dav id

secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his .mounts love thee: now then-lore be the

afrai

of I

Ki But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in

17ff AiKlSaulsaid loDavid,Behold, my elder daughter iWemb, her will 1 give thee to wile; oulv be thou valiant Jor mo, and light the Louo's for Saul said,Let not my hand be upon lum, but let the hand ol the Philistines be upon lum.

IS And David said unto Saul, Who am 1? and what is my life, or my lather's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?

It) But U came to pass, at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given lo David, ihal she was given unto Adnel the Meholathite to

20 If And MichnJ, Saul's dangler, loved Dovid: and they told Saul, and Hie thing pleased hun

'2-3 And Saul's servants spake (hose vords m the ears of David. And Da id said, Seemcth it to you a ligl thing to be a king's son-in-law, seem

am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?

2-1 And the servants of Saul told him, saving, On this manner spake David.

25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowrv, but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the kind's uiemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand cl'the Puilistmes.

26 And when his servants told David h.'se words, it pleased David well to ie the king's son-in-law: and the days vere not expired.

27 Wherelore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philis

ines two hundred men: and David rought their foreskins, and they gave Ih-iii" in full tale to the king, that laugh!, be the king's son-in-law. And gave lum Michal his daughter to

vile.

23 And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that ali

hal, Saul's daughter, loved him.

2;) And Saul was yet the more afraid ol" David; and Saul became David's

meinv continually.

:.iOThen the princes or the Philistines

vent forth: and it came lo pass, aller they went forih, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the ser

ants of Saul; so that his name was much set bw

'CHAP. XIX.

AND Saul spake to Jonathan hia
son, and to all his servants, that
they should kill David.
2 But Jonathan, Saul's son,delighted
much in David: and Jonathan" told
David, saying, Saul rny father seeketl,
to kill thee. Now therefore, 1 pray

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