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Hani's jealousy CHAl thee, take heed lo thyself until the morning, and abide in u secret place, and hide thyself:
:} And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou ore, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what 1 3ee, that will i tell thee.
4 IT And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his falher, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his work9 havebecn to thee-ward very good:
;") For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel : thou sawest if, and didst rejoice; wherelbre then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David \vichout|
6 And Saul hearkened unto the of Jonathan: and Saul switre, A Lohd livtth, he shall not be slaii
7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan showed hiin all those things and Jonathan brought David to Saul and he was in his presence, as in time: past
8 IT And there was war again: ant David went out and fought with tin Philistines, and slew them with a grea slaughter; and they fled froi
9 And the evil spirit fr<
Lhe Lord! his house and D;
with his javelin
10 And Saul sought lo smite David even to the wall with the javelin: bull he slipped away out of Saul's presence' and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David lied, and escaped that night.
11 TT Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to play him in the morning: and Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, If thou pave not thy life to-night, to-morrow thou shalt be e!?in.
1-2 U So Michal let David down through a window; and he went, and i!ed, and escaped.
1:( And iUichat took an imacro, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goal's /<<vi?' for his bolster, and covered u with a cloth. I t And wfien Saul sent messengers1 e David, she said, H r
■gam to see David, saying, Bring him p to me in the bed, that 1 may slay
16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image n the bed, with a pillow of goats' kaiy for his bolster.
And Saul said unto Michal, Whyhast thou deceived ine so, and sent rav mine enemy, that he is escaped? And" Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?
1ST!So David (led, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel wentand dwelt in Naioth.
19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David w- at Naioth in Ramah.
20 And Saul sent messengers to take Javid: and when they saw the comlanyof the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over hem, the Spirit of God was upon the
messengers of Saul, and they also pro phesied.
'21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also. 2-2 Then went he also to Ramah, anacame to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where ore Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.
23 And he went thitherto Naioth in and the Spirit of God was
upon him also, and he went, on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth | a Ramah.
24 And he stripped off his clothes Iso, and prophesied before Samuel in ike manner, and lay down naked all
that day, and all that night Where•y say, Is Saul also among the prophets?
CHAP. XX. A ND David lied from Naioth in Ra1\. mah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have 1 done? what is mine iniquity P and what is my sin before thy lather, that he seeketh my ate?
12 And he said unto him, God forbid: thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing, either great or sina!!, but that he will snow n me; and wily
Jonathan s covcnz ;« I. SAMLEL.
should my fath;r hide this tiling froi ine? it is not so.
3 And David sware moreover, and said. Thy father certainly knovvetlj that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know| this, lest he be grieved: but truly the Lord Jiveth, and as thy soul cth, there- is but a step between me , death.
4 Then said Jonathan unto Da.. Whatsoever thy soul desireth, 1 will) even do it for thee.
6 And David said unto Jonathan, Ei hold, to-morrow is the- new-moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king a meat: but let me go, that I may hick myself in the field unto the third day at even.
6 If thy father at all miss me, then| say, David earnestly asked leave ofme, that he might run to Bet.h-leh city; for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
7 If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil determined by him.
8 Therefore' thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thyservant into a covenant of theLouo with thee: notwithstanding, if tin be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father?
9 And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if 1 knew certainly that evil were determined by my father to com< upon thee, then would not 1 tell it thce?|
10 Then said David to Jonathan.Who shall tell me? or what if thy fatherj answer thee roughly?
11 IT And Jonathan said unto D; Come, and let us go out into the field.j And they went out both of them into the field.
12 IT And Jonathan said untoDavid, O Lord God of Israel, when 1 have sounded my father about to-morrow| any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and 1 then send not unto thee, and show it thee;
13 The Lord do so and much Jonathan: but if it please my father) Id do thee evil, then I will 9how it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest pi in peace; and the Lord he with thee, as he hath been with my father. 1
with D ivUL
14 And thou shalt not c nly while yet I live show me the kindness of the Lord, that I die not:
15 But also thou shalt not cutolT thy kindness from my house for ever; uo, not when the Lord hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.
16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the Loud even require it at the hand of David's enemies.
17 And Jonathan caused David to I swear again, because he loved him : for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
18 TT Then Jonathan said to David, To-morrow is the new-moon; and thou shalt be missed, because thy scat will be empty.
10 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, ome to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone E-/.el.
20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though 1 shot at a mark.
21 And, behold, twill send a lad, say ■ng, Go, find out the arrows. 1 f 1 ex pressly say unto the lad, Behold, the
on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt, as the Loud liveth.
22 But if I say thus unto the young nan, Behold, the arrows are beyond liee; go thy way: for the Lord hath
sent thee away.
23 And as touchi7tg the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the Lord be between thee and me forever.
24 IT So David hid himself in the field: and when the new-moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.
25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty.
26 Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Some thing, hath befallen him, he w not clean ; surely lie is not clean.
27 And it came to pass on the morow, which ions the second day of the nontli, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son.
Saul's anger IcindUd CHAP Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat,neitheryesterday,nor to day?
OS And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me Co go to Beth-lebem:
29 And he said, Let me go,I pray thee:for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, lie hath commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he comelli not unto the king's table.
30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious imman, do not 1 know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse lo thy own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?
31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shall not be established, nor thy kingilom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, forhe shall surely die.
3-2 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall lie be slain ? what hath he done?
33 AndSaul cast a javelin at him to smite him : whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.
34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because bis father dad done him shame.
3ft tl And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed withD-avid, and a little lad with him.
36 And he said unto his lad,Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
37 And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot,Jonathan cried after the lad, (and said,Jjnot the arrowbeyond Lbee?
38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed,haste,stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
39 But the lad knew not any thing; only Jonathan and David knew the matter.
•!0 And Jonathan £ave his artillery u;it<» his lad, and said unto him, Go, carry them lo the ciiy.
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411T And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the sou th,and fell on bis face to the ground, and bowed himself three times : and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.
42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, sayingjThe Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and de parted: and Jonathan went into the city.
THEN cameDavid to Nob to Ahim elech the priest: and Aliimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto bim.Wby «mhou alone, and no man with thee?
2 And David said unto Aliimelech the priest, The kinghath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me. Let no man know any thingofthe business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such aplnce.
3 Now therefore what is under thy hand ?give me five loaves of bread in my hand, or what there is present.
4 And the priest answered David,and said, There is no common bread under my hand,but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.
5 And David answered the priest,and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days,since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.
6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there \va3 no bread there but the shew-bread, that was taken from before the Loud, to put hot bread in the day it was taken away.
7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul ivas there that day, detained before the Lord ; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.
8IT And David said unto Aliimelech, And is there nothere under thy hand spear or sword? for 1 have neilliei brought niv sword nor mv weapon*
■)avidai the . with me,because (he king equired liaste.
<1 And '.lie priest said, The sword of| Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest m the vallev of Llah, behold,
t »,« here wrapped in a cloth behind ihe ephod : il tuou will take that, take >/: lor U'.ere is no other save that here. And David said, ritcrc ts none like That; give it me.
1017 And David arose and fled that day lorlear ol Saul,and went to Acuish the king ol Gath.
11 And the servants of Acuish said unto linn, Is not this David the king o( the land ( did thev not sing one to another ol huu in dances.saving, Saul natli slain his thousands, and "David his ten thousands?
12 And David laid up these words in hisheart.and was sore alraid of Achish (he kingol Gath.
13And he changed his behaviour before them, and lenrued himself mad in their hands.and scrabbled on the doors ol the gate, and let Ins spittle fall down upon his beard.
i'l 1 lien said Achish unto his servants. l,o. vcsee the man is mad: wherelore then have vc brought him to me .•'
]o Have I need ol madmen, that ye have brought this fellow to play the madman in mv presence r shall this fellow come into mv house? CHAP. XXII. \A~VID therefore departed thence
I. SAMUEL- care of AdJullaM.
business | 5 1T And Jie prophet Gad said unto
9 TT Then answered Doeg the Edomile, which was set over the servantsof Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son or Ahftub.
10 And he inquired of the Lord for iim, and gave him victuals, and gave
him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Aliilub, and
11 11is father's house, the priests that Nob : aud they came all of
Dand escaped to the cave Addullam: them to the king, and when his brethren and all his fa-1 12 And Saul said,Hear/low, thou son ther's house heard a, thev went down 'of Ahilub. And he answered, Here 1 1 hither to him. lew, my lord.
'2 And eveiv one that urns in distress,' 13 And Saul said unto him, Why and every one that was in debt, and have ye conspired against me.thou and every one chat was discontented, gath- i trie son of Jesse,in that thou hastgiven cred themselves unto him : and he be-!aim bread, and a sword, and hast incame a captain over them: and there'quired of God for him, that he should were with linn about four hundred rise against mc, lo he in wait, as at men- (this day?
3 T And David went thence to Mi7-1 14 Then Ahimelech answered the pih ol Moftb; and he said unto the king, and said, And who is so faithful l ing of Aloab, Let mv lather and my jamong all thy servantsasDavid,which mother, 1 pray thee, come forth, a n<t'.is the kiug'sson in-Jaw, and goeth at be with you, till I know what G<r*; thy bidding, and is honourable in thy will do lor me. jhouse?
4 And he bro-ught them before the Ln Did 1 then begin to inquire of God King ol Moab .- and thev dwelt with: for him ? be it far from me: let not. the linn all the while Unit David was ;jn king impute ant/ thing unto his si:rliie hold. [vant, nor to all Hie house of my father
Mr,}, destroyed. CHAP. I
f.ir thy servant know nothing of all this, less or more.
lb And the king eaid. Thou shalt purely die. Alumelecb, thou, and all ihv father's house.
a TT And the km? said unto the footmen lliat stood about him. iurn. and sift v the priests of t he Lou D; because their hard also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not show it. to me. But the servants I ot the kiiisc would not put lorlh their hand to lull upon the priests of thei Lonn. I
is And the king said to Doeg. Turn :hou. and lull upon the priests. Anil Doeg the Kdomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on thatday iourseore and live persons that did wear a linen ephod.
lH And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
20 TT And one of the sons of Alsime/ech, the son of Alutrib. nam.-.l AbiaIhar. escaped, and lied alter David.
21 And Ahiathar showed David that Saul had slain the I.oiid's priests.
22 And David said unto Ahiathar, 1 knew H that day. when Doe<r the lulomife uvia there, that he would surely tell Saul: 1 have occasioned the death ol all the persons ol thy father's house.
23 Abide thou with me. fear not: for lie that sceketh my life seeketh thy hie: but with me thou s/tau lie m saleguard.
THEN thev told David.saying.behold, the Philistines liiht asninst Keilah, and they rob the thresiiiii?floors.
2 1 herefore David mqiured of the Lord, saving, Shall I go and smite these Pmlistmes? And the Lor r> said I unto David, Go. and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
3 And David's men said unto him. Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then il we come to Keilah against the armies ol the Philistines?
4 Then David inquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lonn answered bun and eaid, Arise, go down to Kei
[XIII- David rcscueth Keilah. lah ; fbr I will deliver the Philistines intothv hand.
ft So David and his men went to Keilah, and lought with the Philistine, and brought away their cattle, and smote thein with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants ol Keilah.
b And it came to pass, when Ahiathar the son of Ahimelerh fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
7 IT And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Sa-jl said, God hath delivered him into my hand: lor he is shut in, by entering into a town 1 hat hath gates and bars.
S And Saul called all the people together lo war. to <ro down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
9 IT >\nd David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Ahiathar the priest, linns hiiherthe ephod.
10 Then said David. O Loud God of Israel.thv servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
11 "Will the men ol 'Keilah deliver me up into Ins haudr will Saul come down, as Ihv servant hath heard? O I mm God ff Imhi 1 h luhtl cr ti ll thy servant. And the Lord said, He will comedown.
12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and mv men into the hand ol Saul f And the Lonn said. They will deliver thee up.
ISUThen David and his men, irhich irere about six hundred, arose and departed out ol Keilah.and went, whithersoever thev could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped Irom Keilah; and he lorbnre to po lorlh.
14 And David abode in the wilder ness m strong holds, and remained n>< a mountain in the wilderness of Ztnn.i And Saul sought him every dav, but God delivered him not into bis hand.
lfiAnd David saw that Saul was come lout to seek his life: and David icas u | the wilderness ol Ziph in a wood. I 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, r.nd went to David into the wood,ami strengthened his hand in God.
17 And lie said unto him. i ear not: for the hand ol Saul mv lather shal1 not hnd thee: and llion shalt be. kiu^ over Israel and I »liall be next unu»