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1 Samuel 18:1--30:31

And it came to pass, when he had made an end
<03615> (8763)
of speaking
<01696> (8763)
unto Saul
<07586>_,
that the soul
<05315>
of Jonathan
<03083>
was knit
<07194> (8738)
with the soul
<05315>
of David
<01732>_,
and Jonathan
<03083>
loved
<0157> (8799)
him as his own soul
<05315>_.
And Saul
<07586>
took
<03947> (8799)
him that day
<03117>_,
and would let
<05414> (8804)
him go no more home
<07725> (8800)
to his father's
<01>
house
<01004>_.
Then Jonathan
<03083>
and David
<01732>
made
<03772> (8799)
a covenant
<01285>_,
because he loved
<0160>
him as his own soul
<05315>_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
stripped
<06584> (8691)
himself of the robe
<04598>
that [was] upon him, and gave
<05414> (8799)
it to David
<01732>_,
and his garments
<04055>_,
even to his sword
<02719>_,
and to his bow
<07198>_,
and to his girdle
<02289>_.
And David
<01732>
went out
<03318> (8799)
whithersoever Saul
<07586>
sent
<07971> (8799)
him, [and] behaved himself wisely
<07919> (8686)_:
and Saul
<07586>
set
<07760> (8799)
him over the men
<0582>
of war
<04421>_,
and he was accepted
<03190> (8799)
in the sight
<05869>
of all the people
<05971>_,
and also in the sight
<05869>
of Saul's
<07586>
servants
<05650>_.
{behaved...: or, prospered}
And it came to pass as they came
<0935> (8800)_,
when David
<01732>
was returned
<07725> (8800)
from the slaughter
<05221> (8687)
of the Philistine
<06430>_,
that the women
<0802>
came out
<03318> (8799)
of all cities
<05892>
of Israel
<03478>_,
singing
<07891> (8800)
and dancing
<04246>_,
to meet
<07125> (8800)
king
<04428>
Saul
<07586>_,
with tabrets
<08596>_,
with joy
<08057>_,
and with instruments
<07991>
of musick. {Philistine: or, Philistines} {instruments...: Heb. three stringed instruments}
And the women
<0802>
answered
<06030> (8799)
[one another] as they played
<07832> (8764)_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Saul
<07586>
hath slain
<05221> (8689)
his thousands
<0505>_,
and David
<01732>
his ten thousands
<07233>_.
And Saul
<07586>
was very
<03966>
wroth
<02734> (8799)_,
and the saying
<01697>
displeased
<03415> (8799) <05869>
him; and he said
<0559> (8799)_,
They have ascribed
<05414> (8804)
unto David
<01732>
ten thousands
<07233>_,
and to me they have ascribed
<05414> (8804)
[but] thousands
<0505>_:
and [what] can he have more but the kingdom
<04410>_?
{displeased him: Heb. was evil in his eyes}
And Saul
<07586>
eyed
<05770> (8802)
David
<01732>
from that day
<03117>
and forward
<01973>_.
And it came to pass on the morrow
<04283>_,
that the evil
<07451>
spirit
<07307>
from God
<0430>
came
<06743> (8799)
upon Saul
<07586>_,
and he prophesied
<05012> (8691)
in the midst
<08432>
of the house
<01004>_:
and David
<01732>
played
<05059> (8764)
with his hand
<03027>_,
as at other times
<03117>_:
and [there was] a javelin
<02595>
in Saul's
<07586>
hand
<03027>_.
And Saul
<07586>
cast
<02904> (8686)
the javelin
<02595>_;
for he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will smite
<05221> (8686)
David
<01732>
even to the wall
<07023>
[with it]. And David
<01732>
avoided out
<05437> (8735)
of his presence
<06440>
twice
<06471>_.
And Saul
<07586>
was afraid
<03372> (8799)
of
<06440>
David
<01732>_,
because the LORD
<03068>
was with him, and was departed
<05493> (8804)
from Saul
<07586>_.
Therefore Saul
<07586>
removed
<05493> (8686)
him from him, and made
<07760> (8799)
him his captain
<08269>
over a thousand
<0505>_;
and he went out
<03318> (8799)
and came in
<0935> (8799)
before
<06440>
the people
<05971>_.
And David
<01732>
behaved himself wisely
<07919> (8688)
in all his ways
<01870>_;
and the LORD
<03068>
[was] with him. {behaved...: or, prospered}
Wherefore when Saul
<07586>
saw
<07200> (8799)
that he behaved
<07919> (0)
himself very
<03966>
wisely
<07919> (8688)_,
he was afraid
<01481> (8799)
of
<06440>
him.
But all Israel
<03478>
and Judah
<03063>
loved
<0157> (8802)
David
<01732>_,
because he went out
<03318> (8802)
and came in
<0935> (8802)
before
<06440>
them.
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
Behold my elder
<01419>
daughter
<01323>
Merab
<04764>_,
her will I give
<05414> (8799)
thee to wife
<0802>_:
only be thou valiant
<01121> <02428>
for me, and fight
<03898> (8734)
the LORD'S
<03068>
battles
<04421>_.
For Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8804)_,
Let not mine hand
<03027>
be upon him, but let the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>
be upon him. {valiant: Heb. a son of valour}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Saul
<07586>_,
Who [am] I? and what [is] my life
<02416>_,
[or] my father's
<01>
family
<04940>
in Israel
<03478>_,
that I should be son in law
<02860>
to the king
<04428>_?
But it came to pass at the time
<06256>
when Merab
<04764>
Saul's
<07586>
daughter
<01323>
should have been given
<05414> (8800)
to David
<01732>_,
that she was given
<05414> (8738)
unto Adriel
<05741>
the Meholathite
<04259>
to wife
<0802>_.
And Michal
<04324>
Saul's
<07586>
daughter
<01323>
loved
<0157> (8799)
David
<01732>_:
and they told
<05046> (8686)
Saul
<07586>_,
and the thing
<01697>
pleased
<03474> (8799) <05869>
him. {pleased him: Heb. was right in his eyes}
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will give
<05414> (8799)
him her, that she may be a snare
<04170>
to him, and that the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>
may be against him. Wherefore Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
Thou shalt this day
<03117>
be my son in law
<02859> (8691)
in [the one of] the twain
<08147>_.
And Saul
<07586>
commanded
<06680> (8762)
his servants
<05650>_,
[saying], Commune
<01696> (8761)
with David
<01732>
secretly
<03909>_,
and say
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, the king
<04428>
hath delight
<02654> (8804)
in thee, and all his servants
<05650>
love
<0157> (8804)
thee: now therefore be the king's
<04428>
son in law
<02859> (8690)_.
And Saul's
<07586>
servants
<05650>
spake
<01696> (8762)
those words
<01697>
in the ears
<0241>
of David
<01732>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Seemeth
<05869>
it to you [a] light
<07043> (8738)
[thing] to be a king's
<04428>
son in law
<02859> (8692)_,
seeing that I [am] a poor
<07326> (8802)
man
<0376>_,
and lightly esteemed
<07034> (8737)_?
And the servants
<05650>
of Saul
<07586>
told
<05046> (8686)
him, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
On this manner
<01697>
spake
<01696> (8765)
David
<01732>_.
{On...: Heb. According to these words}
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thus shall ye say
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
The king
<04428>
desireth
<02656>
not any dowry
<04119>_,
but an hundred
<03967>
foreskins
<06190>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
to be avenged
<05358> (8736)
of the king's
<04428>
enemies
<0341> (8802)_.
But Saul
<07586>
thought
<02803> (8804)
to make David
<01732>
fall
<05307> (8687)
by the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
And when his servants
<05650>
told
<05046> (8686)
David
<01732>
these words
<01697>_,
it pleased
<03474> (8799) <01697> <05869>
David
<01732>
well to be the king's
<04428>
son in law
<02859> (8692)_:
and the days
<03117>
were not expired
<04390> (8804)_.
{expired: Heb. fulfilled}
Wherefore David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8799)
and went
<03212> (8799)_,
he and his men
<0582>_,
and slew
<05221> (8686)
of the Philistines
<06430>
two hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>_;
and David
<01732>
brought
<0935> (8686)
their foreskins
<06190>_,
and they gave them in full tale
<04390> (8762)
to the king
<04428>_,
that he might be the king's
<04428>
son in law
<02859> (8692)_.
And Saul
<07586>
gave
<05414> (8799)
him Michal
<04324>
his daughter
<01323>
to wife
<0802>_.
And Saul
<07586>
saw
<07200> (8799)
and knew
<03045> (8799)
that the LORD
<03068>
[was] with David
<01732>_,
and [that] Michal
<04324>
Saul's
<07586>
daughter
<01323>
loved
<0157> (8804)
him.
And Saul
<07586>
was yet the more
<03254> (8686)
afraid
<03372> (8800)
of
<06440>
David
<01732>_;
and Saul
<07586>
became David's
<01732>
enemy
<0341> (8802)
continually
<03117>_.
Then the princes
<08269>
of the Philistines
<06430>
went forth
<03318> (8799)_:
and it came to pass, after
<01767>
they went forth
<03318> (8800)_,
[that] David
<01732>
behaved himself more wisely
<07919> (8804)
than all the servants
<05650>
of Saul
<07586>_;
so that his name
<08034>
was much
<03966>
set by
<03365> (8799)_.
{set by: Heb. precious}
And Saul
<07586>
spake
<01696> (8762)
to Jonathan
<03129>
his son
<01121>_,
and to all his servants
<05650>_,
that they should kill
<04191> (8687)
David
<01732>_.
But Jonathan
<03083>
Saul's
<07586>
son
<01121>
delighted
<02654> (8804)
much
<03966>
in David
<01732>_:
and Jonathan
<03083>
told
<05046> (8686)
David
<01732>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Saul
<07586>
my father
<01>
seeketh
<01245> (8764)
to kill
<04191> (8687)
thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed
<08104> (8734)
to thyself until the morning
<01242>_,
and abide
<03427> (8804)
in a secret
<05643>
[place], and hide
<02244> (8738)
thyself:
And I will go out
<03318> (8799)
and stand
<05975> (8804)
beside
<03027>
my father
<01>
in the field
<07704>
where thou [art], and I will commune
<01696> (8762)
with my father
<01>
of thee; and what
<04100>
I see
<07200> (8804)_,
that I will tell
<05046> (8689)
thee.
And Jonathan
<03083>
spake
<01696> (8762)
good
<02896>
of David
<01732>
unto Saul
<07586>
his father
<01>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Let not the king
<04428>
sin
<02398> (8799)
against his servant
<05650>_,
against David
<01732>_;
because he hath not sinned
<02398> (8804)
against thee, and because his works
<04639>
[have been] to thee-ward very
<03966>
good
<02896>_:
For he did put
<07760> (8799)
his life
<05315>
in his hand
<03709>_,
and slew
<05221> (8686)
the Philistine
<06430>_,
and the LORD
<03068>
wrought
<06213> (8799)
a great
<01419>
salvation
<08668>
for all Israel
<03478>_:
thou sawest
<07200> (8804)
[it], and didst rejoice
<08055> (8799)_:
wherefore then wilt thou sin
<02398> (8799)
against innocent
<05355>
blood
<01818>_,
to slay
<04191> (8687)
David
<01732>
without a cause
<02600>_?
And Saul
<07586>
hearkened
<08085> (8799)
unto the voice
<06963>
of Jonathan
<03083>_:
and Saul
<07586>
sware
<07650> (8735)_,
[As] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
he shall not
<0518>
be slain
<04191> (8714)_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
called
<07121> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
and Jonathan
<03083>
shewed
<05046> (8686)
him all those things
<01697>_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
brought
<0935> (8686)
David
<01732>
to Saul
<07586>_,
and he was in his presence
<06440>_,
as in times past
<0865> <08032>_.
{in times...: Heb. yesterday, third day}
And there was war
<04421>
again
<03254> (8686)_:
and David
<01732>
went out
<03318> (8799)_,
and fought
<03898> (8735)
with the Philistines
<06430>_,
and slew
<05221> (8686)
them with a great
<01419>
slaughter
<04347>_;
and they fled
<05127> (8799)
from
<06440>
him. {him: Heb. his face}
And the evil
<07451>
spirit
<07307>
from the LORD
<03068>
was upon Saul
<07586>_,
as he sat
<03427> (8802)
in his house
<01004>
with his javelin
<02595>
in his hand
<03027>_:
and David
<01732>
played
<05059> (8764)
with [his] hand
<03027>_.
And Saul
<07586>
sought
<01245> (8762)
to smite
<05221> (8687)
David
<01732>
even to the wall
<07023>
with the javelin
<02595>_;
but he slipped away
<06362> (8799)
out of Saul's
<07586>
presence
<06440>_,
and he smote
<05221> (8686)
the javelin
<02595>
into the wall
<07023>_:
and David
<01732>
fled
<05127> (8804)_,
and escaped
<04422> (8735)
that night
<03915>_.
Saul
<07586>
also sent
<07971> (8799)
messengers
<04397>
unto David's
<01732>
house
<01004>_,
to watch
<08104> (8800)
him, and to slay
<04191> (8687)
him in the morning
<01242>_:
and Michal
<04324>
David's
<01732>
wife
<0802>
told
<05046> (8686)
him, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
If thou save
<04422> (8764)
not thy life
<05315>
to night
<03915>_,
to morrow
<04279>
thou shalt be slain
<04191> (8716)_.
So Michal
<04324>
let
<03381> (0)
David
<01732>
down
<03381> (8686)
through a window
<02474>_:
and he went
<03212> (8799)_,
and fled
<01272> (8799)_,
and escaped
<04422> (8735)_.
And Michal
<04324>
took
<03947> (8799)
an image
<08655>_,
and laid
<07760> (8799)
[it] in the bed
<04296>_,
and put
<07760> (8804)
a pillow
<03523>
of goats
<05795>_'
[hair] for his bolster
<04763>_,
and covered
<03680> (8762)
[it] with a cloth
<0899>_.
{image: Heb. teraphim}
And when Saul
<07586>
sent
<07971> (8799)
messengers
<04397>
to take
<03947> (8800)
David
<01732>_,
she said
<0559> (8799)_,
He [is] sick
<02470> (8802)_.
And Saul
<07586>
sent
<07971> (8799)
the messengers
<04397>
[again] to see
<07200> (8800)
David
<01732>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Bring him up
<05927> (8685)
to me in the bed
<04296>_,
that I may slay
<04191> (8687)
him.
And when the messengers
<04397>
were come in
<0935> (8799)_,
behold, [there was] an image
<08655>
in the bed
<04296>_,
with a pillow
<03523>
of goats
<05795>_'
[hair] for his bolster
<04763>_.
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Michal
<04324>_,
Why hast thou deceived me so
<07411> (8765)_,
and sent away
<07971> (8762)
mine enemy
<0341> (8802)_,
that he is escaped
<04422> (8735)_?
And Michal
<04324>
answered
<0559> (8799)
Saul
<07586>_,
He said
<0559> (8804)
unto me, Let me go
<07971> (8761)_;
why should I kill
<04191> (8686)
thee?
So David
<01732>
fled
<01272> (8804)_,
and escaped
<04422> (8735)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to Samuel
<08050>
to Ramah
<07414>_,
and told
<05046> (8686)
him all that Saul
<07586>
had done
<06213> (8804)
to him. And he and Samuel
<08050>
went
<03212> (8799)
and dwelt
<03427> (8799)
in Naioth
<05121>_.
And it was told
<05046> (8714)
Saul
<07586>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, David
<01732>
[is] at Naioth
<05121>
in Ramah
<07414>_.
And Saul
<07586>
sent
<07971> (8799)
messengers
<04397>
to take
<03947> (8800)
David
<01732>_:
and when they saw
<07200> (8799)
the company
<03862>
of the prophets
<05030>
prophesying
<05012> (8737)_,
and Samuel
<08050>
standing
<05975> (8802)
[as] appointed
<05324> (8737)
over them, the Spirit
<07307>
of God
<0430>
was upon the messengers
<04397>
of Saul
<07586>_,
and they also prophesied
<05012> (8691)_.
And when it was told
<05046> (8686)
Saul
<07586>_,
he sent
<07971> (8799)
other
<0312>
messengers
<04397>_,
and they prophesied
<05012> (8691)
likewise. And Saul
<07586>
sent
<07971> (8799)
messengers
<04397>
again
<03254> (8686)
the third
<07992>
time, and they prophesied
<05012> (8691)
also.
Then went
<03212> (8799)
he also to Ramah
<07414>_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to a great
<01419>
well
<0953>
that [is] in Sechu
<07906>_:
and he asked
<07592> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Where
<0375>
[are] Samuel
<08050>
and David
<01732>_?
And [one] said
<0559> (8799)_,
Behold, [they be] at Naioth
<05121>
in Ramah
<07414>_.
And he went
<03212> (8799)
thither to Naioth
<05121>
in Ramah
<07414>_:
and the Spirit
<07307>
of God
<0430>
was upon him also, and he went
<03212> (8799)
on
<01980> (8800)_,
and prophesied
<05012> (8691)_,
until he came
<0935> (8800)
to Naioth
<05121>
in Ramah
<07414>_.
And he stripped off
<06584> (8799)
his clothes
<0899>
also
<01571>_,
and prophesied
<05012> (8691)
before
<06440>
Samuel
<08050>
in like manner, and lay down
<05307> (8799)
naked
<06174>
all that day
<03117>
and all that night
<03915>_.
Wherefore they say
<0559> (8799)_,
[Is] Saul
<07586>
also among the prophets
<05030>_?
{lay: Heb. fell}
And David
<01732>
fled
<01272> (8799)
from Naioth
<05121>
in Ramah
<07414>_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)
before
<06440>
Jonathan
<03083>_,
What have I done
<06213> (8804)_?
what [is] mine iniquity
<05771>_?
and what [is] my sin
<02403>
before
<06440>
thy father
<01>_,
that he seeketh
<01245> (8764)
my life
<05315>_?
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, God forbid
<02486>_;
thou shalt not die
<04191> (8799)_:
behold, my father
<01>
will do
<06213> (8799) (8675) <06213> (8804)
nothing
<01697>
either great
<01419>
or small
<06996>_,
but that he will shew
<01540> (8799) <0241>
it me: and why should my father
<01>
hide
<05641> (8686)
this thing
<01697>
from me? it [is] not [so]. {shew...: Heb. uncover mine ear}
And David
<01732>
sware
<07650> (8735)
moreover, and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thy father
<01>
certainly
<03045> (8800)
knoweth
<03045> (8804)
that I have found
<04672> (8804)
grace
<02580>
in thine eyes
<05869>_;
and he saith
<0559> (8799)_,
Let not Jonathan
<03083>
know
<03045> (8799)
this, lest he be grieved
<06087> (8735)_:
but truly
<0199>
[as] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
and [as] thy soul
<05315>
liveth
<02416>_,
[there is] but a step
<06587>
between me and death
<04194>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Jonathan
<03083>
unto David
<01732>_,
Whatsoever thy soul
<05315>
desireth
<0559> (8799)_,
I will even do
<06213> (8799)
[it] for thee. {Whatsoever...: or, Say what is thy mind and I will do, etc} {desireth: Heb. speaketh, or, thinketh}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jonathan
<03083>_,
Behold, to morrow
<04279>
[is] the new moon
<02320>_,
and I should not fail
<03427> (8800)
to sit
<03427> (8799)
with the king
<04428>
at meat
<0398> (8800)_:
but let me go
<07971> (8765)_,
that I may hide
<05641> (8738)
myself in the field
<07704>
unto the third
<07992>
[day] at even
<06153>_.
If thy father
<01>
at all
<06485> (8800)
miss
<06485> (8799)
me, then say
<0559> (8804)_,
David
<01732>
earnestly
<07592> (8736)
asked
<07592> (8738)
[leave] of me that he might run
<07323> (8800)
to Bethlehem
<01035>
his city
<05892>_:
for [there is] a yearly
<03117>
sacrifice
<02077>
there for all the family
<04940>_.
{sacrifice: or, feast}
If he say
<0559> (8799)
thus, [It is] well
<02896>_;
thy servant
<05650>
shall have peace
<07965>_:
but if he be very
<02734> (8800)
wroth
<02734> (8799)_,
[then] be sure
<03045> (8798)
that evil
<07451>
is determined
<03615> (8804)
by him.
Therefore thou shalt deal
<06213> (8804)
kindly
<02617>
with thy servant
<05650>_;
for thou hast brought
<0935> (8689)
thy servant
<05650>
into a covenant
<01285>
of the LORD
<03068>
with thee: notwithstanding, if there be
<03426>
in me iniquity
<05771>_,
slay
<04191> (8685)
me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring
<0935> (8686)
me to thy father
<01>_?
And Jonathan
<03083>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Far be it from thee
<02486>_:
for if I knew
<03045> (8799)
certainly
<03045> (8800)
that evil
<07451>
were determined
<03615> (8804)
by my father
<01>
to come
<0935> (8800)
upon thee, then would not I tell
<05046> (8686)
it thee?
Then said
<0559> (8799)
David
<01732>
to Jonathan
<03083>_,
Who shall tell
<05046> (8686)
me? or what [if] thy father
<01>
answer
<06030> (8799)
thee roughly
<07186>_?
And Jonathan
<03083>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto David
<01732>_,
Come
<03212> (8798)_,
and let us go out
<03318> (8799)
into the field
<07704>_.
And they went out
<03318> (8799)
both
<08147>
of them into the field
<07704>_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto David
<01732>_,
O LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
when I have sounded
<02713> (8799)
my father
<01>
about to morrow
<04279>
any time
<06256>_,
[or] the third
<07992>
[day], and, behold, [if there be] good
<02895> (8804)
toward David
<01732>_,
and I then send
<07971> (8799)
not unto thee, and shew
<01540> (8804) <0241>
it thee; {sounded: Heb. searched} {shew...: Heb. uncover thine ear}
The LORD
<03068>
do
<06213> (8799)
so
<03541>
and much more
<03254> (8686)
to Jonathan
<03083>_:
but if it please
<03190> (8686)
my father
<01>
[to do] thee evil
<07451>_,
then I will shew
<01540> (8804) <0241>
it thee, and send thee away
<07971> (8765)_,
that thou mayest go
<01980> (8804)
in peace
<07965>_:
and the LORD
<03068>
be with thee, as he hath been with my father
<01>_.
{shew...: Heb. uncover thine ear}
And thou shalt not only while yet
<0518>
I live
<02416>
shew
<06213> (8799)
me the kindness
<02617>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
that I die
<04191> (8799)
not:
But [also] thou shalt not cut off
<03772> (8686)
thy kindness
<02617>
from my house
<01004>
for
<05704>
ever
<05769>_:
no, not when the LORD
<03068>
hath cut off
<03772> (8687)
the enemies
<0341> (8802)
of David
<01732>
every one
<0376>
from the face
<06440>
of the earth
<0127>_.
So Jonathan
<03083>
made
<03772> (8799)
[a covenant] with the house
<01004>
of David
<01732>_,
[saying], Let the LORD
<03068>
even require
<01245> (8765)
[it] at the hand
<03027>
of David's
<01732>
enemies
<0341> (8802)_.
{made: Heb. cut}
And Jonathan
<03083>
caused David
<01732>
to swear
<07650> (8687)
again
<03254> (8686)_,
because he loved
<0160>
him: for he loved
<0157> (8804)
him as he loved
<0160>
his own soul
<05315>_.
{because...: or, by his love toward him}
Then Jonathan
<03083>
said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
To morrow
<04279>
[is] the new moon
<02320>_:
and thou shalt be missed
<06485> (8738)_,
because thy seat
<04186>
will be empty
<06485> (8735)_.
{empty: Heb. missed}
And [when] thou hast stayed three days
<08027> (8765)_,
[then] thou shalt go down
<03381> (8799)
quickly
<03966>_,
and come
<0935> (8804)
to the place
<04725>
where thou didst hide
<05641> (8738)
thyself when
<03117>
the business
<04639>
was [in hand], and shalt remain
<03427> (8804)
by
<0681>
the stone
<068>
Ezel
<0237>_.
{quickly: or, diligently: Heb. greatly} {Ezel: or, that sheweth the way} {when the...: Heb. in the day of the business}
And I will shoot
<03384> (8686)
three
<07969>
arrows
<02671>
on the side
<06654>
[thereof], as though I shot
<07971> (8763)
at a mark
<04307>_.
And, behold, I will send
<07971> (8799)
a lad
<05288>_,
[saying], Go
<03212> (8798)_,
find out
<04672> (8798)
the arrows
<02671>_.
If I expressly
<0559> (8800)
say
<0559> (8799)
unto the lad
<05288>_,
Behold, the arrows
<02671>
[are] on this side of thee, take
<03947> (8798)
them; then come
<0935> (8798)
thou: for [there is] peace
<07965>
to thee, and no hurt
<01697>_;
[as] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_.
{no hurt: Heb. not any thing}
But if I say
<0559> (8799)
thus unto the young man
<05958>_,
Behold, the arrows
<02671>
[are] beyond
<01973>
thee; go thy way
<03212> (8798)_:
for the LORD
<03068>
hath sent thee away
<07971> (8765)_.
And [as touching] the matter
<01697>
which thou and I have spoken
<01696> (8765)
of, behold, the LORD
<03068>
[be] between thee and me for
<05704>
ever
<05769>_.
So David
<01732>
hid
<05641> (8735)
himself in the field
<07704>_:
and when the new moon
<02320>
was come, the king
<04428>
sat him down
<03427> (8799)
to eat
<0398> (8800)
meat
<03899>_.
And the king
<04428>
sat
<03427> (8799)
upon his seat
<04186>_,
as at other times
<06471>_,
[even] upon a seat
<04186>
by the wall
<07023>_:
and Jonathan
<03083>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and Abner
<074>
sat
<03427> (8799)
by Saul's
<07586>
side
<06654>_,
and David's
<01732>
place
<04725>
was empty
<06485> (8735)_.
Nevertheless Saul
<07586>
spake
<01696> (8765)
not any thing
<03972>
that day
<03117>_:
for he thought
<0559> (8804)_,
Something hath befallen
<04745>
him, he [is] not
<01115>
clean
<02889>_;
surely he [is] not clean
<02889>_.
And it came to pass on the morrow
<04283>_,
[which was] the second
<08145>
[day] of the month
<02320>_,
that David's
<01732>
place
<04725>
was empty
<06485> (8735)_:
and Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Jonathan
<03083>
his son
<01121>_,
Wherefore cometh
<0935> (8804)
not the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>
to meat
<03899>_,
neither yesterday
<08543>_,
nor to day
<03117>_?
And Jonathan
<03083>
answered
<06030> (8799)
Saul
<07586>_,
David
<01732>
earnestly
<07592> (8736)
asked
<07592> (8738)
[leave] of me
<05978>
[to go] to Bethlehem
<01035>_:
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Let me go
<07971> (8761)_,
I pray thee; for our family
<04940>
hath a sacrifice
<02077>
in the city
<05892>_;
and my brother
<0251>_,
he hath commanded
<06680> (8765)
me [to be there]: and now, if I have found
<04672> (8804)
favour
<02580>
in thine eyes
<05869>_,
let me get away
<04422> (8735)_,
I pray thee, and see
<07200> (8799)
my brethren
<0251>_.
Therefore he cometh
<0935> (8804)
not unto the king's
<04428>
table
<07979>_.
Then Saul's
<07586>
anger
<0639>
was kindled
<02734> (8799)
against Jonathan
<03083>_,
and he said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Thou son
<01121>
of the perverse
<05753> (8737)
rebellious
<04780>
[woman], do not I know
<03045> (8804)
that thou hast chosen
<0977> (8802)
the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>
to thine own confusion
<01322>_,
and unto the confusion
<01322>
of thy mother's
<0517>
nakedness
<06172>_?
{Thou...: or, Thou perverse rebel: Heb. Son of perverse rebellion}
For as long as
<03117>
the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>
liveth
<02425> (8804)
upon the ground
<0127>_,
thou shalt not be established
<03559> (8735)_,
nor thy kingdom
<04438>_.
Wherefore now send
<07971> (8798)
and fetch
<03947> (8798)
him unto me, for he shall surely die
<01121> <04194>_.
{shall...: Heb. is the son of death}
And Jonathan
<03083>
answered
<06030> (8799)
Saul
<07586>
his father
<01>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain
<04191> (8714)_?
what hath he done
<06213> (8804)_?
And Saul
<07586>
cast
<02904> (8686)
a javelin
<02595>
at him to smite
<05221> (8687)
him: whereby Jonathan
<03083>
knew
<03045> (8799)
that it was determined
<03617>
of his father
<01>
to slay
<04191> (8687)
David
<01732>_.
So Jonathan
<03083>
arose
<06965> (8799)
from the table
<07979>
in fierce
<02750>
anger
<0639>_,
and did eat
<0398> (8804)
no meat
<03899>
the second
<08145>
day
<03117>
of the month
<02320>_:
for he was grieved
<06087> (8738)
for David
<01732>_,
because his father
<01>
had done him shame
<03637> (8689)_.
And it came to pass in the morning
<01242>_,
that Jonathan
<03083>
went out
<03318> (8799)
into the field
<07704>
at the time appointed
<04150>
with David
<01732>_,
and a little
<06996>
lad
<05288>
with him.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto his lad
<05288>_,
Run
<07323> (8798)_,
find out
<04672> (8798)
now the arrows
<02671>
which I shoot
<03384> (8688)_.
[And] as the lad
<05288>
ran
<07323> (8801)_,
he shot
<03384> (8804)
an arrow
<02678>
beyond
<05674> (8687)
him. {beyond...: Heb. to pass over him}
And when the lad
<05288>
was come
<0935> (8799)
to the place
<04725>
of the arrow
<02678>
which Jonathan
<03083>
had shot
<03384> (8804)_,
Jonathan
<03083>
cried
<07121> (8799)
after
<0310>
the lad
<05288>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
[Is] not the arrow
<02678>
beyond
<01973>
thee?
And Jonathan
<03083>
cried
<07121> (8799)
after
<0310>
the lad
<05288>_,
Make speed
<04120>_,
haste
<02363> (8798)_,
stay
<05975> (8799)
not. And Jonathan's
<03083>
lad
<05288>
gathered up
<03950> (8762)
the arrows
<02671> (8675) <02678>_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to his master
<0113>_.
But the lad
<05288>
knew
<03045> (8804)
not any thing
<03972>_:
only Jonathan
<03083>
and David
<01732>
knew
<03045> (8804)
the matter
<01697>_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
gave
<05414> (8799)
his artillery
<03627>
unto his lad
<05288>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Go
<03212> (8798)_,
carry
<0935> (8685)
[them] to the city
<05892>_.
{artillery: Heb. instruments} {his lad: Heb. the lad that was his}
[And] as soon as the lad
<05288>
was gone
<0935> (8802)_,
David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8804)
out of [a place] toward
<0681>
the south
<05045>_,
and fell
<05307> (8799)
on his face
<0639>
to the ground
<0776>_,
and bowed
<07812> (8691)
himself three
<07969>
times
<06471>_:
and they kissed
<05401> (8799)
one
<0376>
another
<07453>_,
and wept
<01058> (8799)
one
<0376>
with another
<07453>_,
until David
<01732>
exceeded
<01431> (8689)_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
Go
<03212> (8798)
in peace
<07965>_,
forasmuch as we have sworn
<07650> (8738)
both
<08147>
of us in the name
<08034>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
The LORD
<03068>
be between me and thee, and between my seed
<02233>
and thy seed
<02233>
for
<05704>
ever
<05769>_.
And he arose
<06965> (8799)
and departed
<03212> (8799)_:
and Jonathan
<03083>
went
<0935> (8802)
into the city
<05892>_.
{forasmuch...: or, the LORD be witness of that which etc}
Then came
<0935> (8799)
David
<01732>
to Nob
<05011>
to Ahimelech
<0288>
the priest
<03548>_:
and Ahimelech
<0288>
was afraid
<02729> (8799)
at the meeting
<07125> (8800)
of David
<01732>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Why [art] thou alone, and no man
<0376>
with thee? {Ahimelech: also called Ahiah}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Ahimelech
<0288>
the priest
<03548>_,
The king
<04428>
hath commanded
<06680> (8765)
me a business
<01697>_,
and hath said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Let no man
<0376>
know
<03045> (8799)
any thing
<03972>
of the business
<01697>
whereabout I send
<07971> (8802)
thee, and what I have commanded
<06680> (8765)
thee: and I have appointed
<03045> (8776)
[my] servants
<05288>
to such
<06423>
and such
<0492>
a place
<04725>_.
Now therefore what is
<03426>
under thine hand
<03027>_?
give
<05414> (8798)
[me] five
<02568>
[loaves of] bread
<03899>
in mine hand
<03027>_,
or what there is present
<04672> (8737)_.
{present: Heb. found}
And the priest
<03548>
answered
<06030> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
[There is] no common
<02455>
bread
<03899>
under mine hand
<03027>_,
but there is
<03426>
hallowed
<06944>
bread
<03899>_;
if the young men
<05288>
have kept
<08104> (8738)
themselves at least
<0389>
from women
<0802>_.
And David
<01732>
answered
<06030> (8799)
the priest
<03548>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Of a truth
<0518>
women
<0802>
[have been] kept
<06113> (8803)
from us about these three
<08032>
days
<08543>_,
since I came out
<03318> (8800)_,
and the vessels
<03627>
of the young men
<05288>
are holy
<06944>_,
and [the bread is] in a manner
<01870>
common
<02455>_,
yea, though it were sanctified
<06942> (8799)
this day
<03117>
in the vessel
<03627>_.
{yea...: or, especially when this day there is other sanctified in the vessel}
So the priest
<03548>
gave
<05414> (8799)
him hallowed
<06944>
[bread]: for there was no bread
<03899>
there but the shewbread
<03899> <06440>_,
that was taken
<05493> (8716)
from before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_,
to put
<07760> (8800)
hot
<02527>
bread
<03899>
in the day
<03117>
when it was taken away
<03947> (8736)_.
Now a certain man
<0376>
of the servants
<05650>
of Saul
<07586>
[was] there that day
<03117>_,
detained
<06113> (8737)
before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_;
and his name
<08034>
[was] Doeg
<01673>_,
an Edomite
<0130>_,
the chiefest
<047>
of the herdmen
<07462> (8802)
that [belonged] to Saul
<07586>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Ahimelech
<0288>_,
And is there
<03426>
not
<0371>
here under thine hand
<03027>
spear
<02595>
or sword
<02719>_?
for I have neither brought
<03947> (8804)
my sword
<02719>
nor my weapons
<03627>
with me
<03027>_,
because the king's
<04428>
business
<01697>
required
<01961> (8804)
haste
<05169> (8803)_.
And the priest
<03548>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
The sword
<02719>
of Goliath
<01555>
the Philistine
<06430>_,
whom thou slewest
<05221> (8689)
in the valley
<06010>
of Elah
<0425>_,
behold, it [is here] wrapped
<03874> (8803)
in a cloth
<08071>
behind
<0310>
the ephod
<0646>_:
if thou wilt take
<03947> (8799)
that, take
<03947> (8798)
[it]: for [there is] no other
<0312>
save
<02108>
that here
<02088>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
[There is] none like that; give
<05414> (8798)
it me.
And David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and fled
<01272> (8799)
that day
<03117>
for fear
<06440>
of Saul
<07586>_,
and went
<0935> (8799)
to Achish
<0397>
the king
<04428>
of Gath
<01661>_.
And the servants
<05650>
of Achish
<0397>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, [Is] not this David
<01732>
the king
<04428>
of the land
<0776>_?
did they not sing
<06030> (8799)
one to another of him
<02088>
in dances
<04246>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Saul
<07586>
hath slain
<05221> (8689)
his thousands
<0505>_,
and David
<01732>
his ten thousands
<07233>_?
And David
<01732>
laid up
<07760> (8799)
these words
<01697>
in his heart
<03824>_,
and was sore
<03966>
afraid
<03372> (8799)
of
<06440>
Achish
<0397>
the king
<04428>
of Gath
<01661>_.
And he changed
<08138> (8762)
his behaviour
<02940>
before
<05869>
them, and feigned himself mad
<01984> (8704)
in their hands
<03027>_,
and scrabbled
<08427> (8762)
on the doors
<01817>
of the gate
<08179>_,
and let his spittle
<07388>
fall down
<03381> (8686)
upon his beard
<02206>_.
{scrabbled: or, made marks}
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Achish
<0397>
unto his servants
<05650>_,
Lo, ye see
<07200> (8799)
the man
<0376>
is mad
<07696> (8693)_:
wherefore [then] have ye brought
<0935> (8686)
him to me? {is mad: or, playeth the mad man}
Have I need
<02638>
of mad men
<07696> (8794)_,
that ye have brought
<0935> (8689)
this [fellow] to play the mad man
<07696> (8692)
in my presence? shall this [fellow] come
<0935> (8799)
into my house
<01004>_?
David
<01732>
therefore departed
<03212> (8799)
thence, and escaped
<04422> (8735)
to the cave
<04631>
Adullam
<05725>_:
and when his brethren
<0251>
and all his father's
<01>
house
<01004>
heard
<08085> (8799)
[it], they went down
<03381> (8799)
thither to him.
And every one
<0376>
[that was] in distress
<04689>_,
and every one
<0376>
that [was] in debt
<05378> (8801)_,
and every one
<0376>
[that was] discontented
<04751> <05315>_,
gathered
<06908> (8691)
themselves unto him; and he became a captain
<08269>
over them: and there were with him about four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>_.
{was in debt: Heb. had a creditor} {discontented: Heb. bitter of soul}
And David
<01732>
went
<03212> (8799)
thence to Mizpeh
<04708>
of Moab
<04124>_:
and he said
<0559> (8799)
unto the king
<04428>
of Moab
<04124>_,
Let my father
<01>
and my mother
<0517>_,
I pray thee, come forth
<03318> (8799)_,
[and be] with you, till I know
<03045> (8799)
what God
<0430>
will do
<06213> (8799)
for me.
And he brought
<05148> (8686)
them before
<06440>
the king
<04428>
of Moab
<04124>_:
and they dwelt
<03427> (8799)
with him all the while
<03117>
that David
<01732>
was in the hold
<04686>_.
And the prophet
<05030>
Gad
<01410>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto David
<01732>_,
Abide
<03427> (8799)
not in the hold
<04686>_;
depart
<03212> (8798)_,
and get
<0935> (8804)
thee into the land
<0776>
of Judah
<03063>_.
Then David
<01732>
departed
<03212> (8799)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
into the forest
<03293>
of Hareth
<02802>_.
When Saul
<07586>
heard
<08085> (8799)
that David
<01732>
was discovered
<03045> (8738)_,
and the men
<0582>
that [were] with him, (now Saul
<07586>
abode
<03427> (8802)
in Gibeah
<01390>
under a tree
<0815>
in Ramah
<07414>_,
having his spear
<02595>
in his hand
<03027>_,
and all his servants
<05650>
[were] standing
<05324> (8737)
about him;) {tree...: or, grove in a high place}
Then Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his servants
<05650>
that stood
<05324> (8737)
about him, Hear now
<08085> (8798)_,
ye Benjamites
<01145>_;
will the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>
give
<05414> (8799)
every one of you fields
<07704>
and vineyards
<03754>_,
[and] make
<07760> (8799)
you all captains
<08269>
of thousands
<0505>_,
and captains
<08269>
of hundreds
<03967>_;
That all of you have conspired
<07194> (8804)
against me, and [there is] none that sheweth
<01540> (8802) <0241>
me that my son
<01121>
hath made a league
<03772> (8800)
with the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>_,
and [there is] none of you that is sorry
<02470> (8802)
for me, or sheweth
<01540> (8802) <0241>
unto me that my son
<01121>
hath stirred up
<06965> (8689)
my servant
<05650>
against me, to lie in wait
<0693> (8802)_,
as at this day
<03117>_?
{sheweth...: Heb. uncovereth mine ear}
Then answered
<06030> (8799)
Doeg
<01673>
the Edomite
<0130>_,
which was set
<05324> (8737)
over the servants
<05650>
of Saul
<07586>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
I saw
<07200> (8804)
the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>
coming
<0935> (8802)
to Nob
<05011>_,
to Ahimelech
<0288>
the son
<01121>
of Ahitub
<0285>_.
And he enquired
<07592> (8799)
of the LORD
<03068>
for him, and gave
<05414> (8804)
him victuals
<06720>_,
and gave
<05414> (8804)
him the sword
<02719>
of Goliath
<01555>
the Philistine
<06430>_.
Then the king
<04428>
sent
<07971> (8799)
to call
<07121> (8800)
Ahimelech
<0288>
the priest
<03548>_,
the son
<01121>
of Ahitub
<0285>_,
and all his father's
<01>
house
<01004>_,
the priests
<03548>
that [were] in Nob
<05011>_:
and they came
<0935> (8799)
all of them to the king
<04428>_.
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
now, thou son
<01121>
of Ahitub
<0285>_.
And he answered
<0559> (8799)_,
Here I [am], my lord
<0113>_.
{Here...: Heb. Behold me}
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Why have ye conspired
<07194> (8804)
against me, thou and the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>_,
in that thou hast given
<05414> (8800)
him bread
<03899>_,
and a sword
<02719>_,
and hast enquired
<07592> (8800)
of God
<0430>
for him, that he should rise
<06965> (8800)
against me, to lie in wait
<0693> (8802)_,
as at this day
<03117>_?
Then Ahimelech
<0288>
answered
<06030> (8799)
the king
<04428>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
And who [is so] faithful
<0539> (8737)
among all thy servants
<05650>
as David
<01732>_,
which is the king's
<04428>
son in law
<02860>_,
and goeth
<05493> (8804)
at thy bidding
<04928>_,
and is honourable
<03513> (8737)
in thine house
<01004>_?
Did I then
<03117>
begin
<02490> (8689)
to enquire
<07592> (8800)
of God
<0430>
for him? be it far from me
<02486>_:
let not the king
<04428>
impute
<07760> (8799)
[any] thing
<01697>
unto his servant
<05650>_,
[nor] to all the house
<01004>
of my father
<01>_:
for thy servant
<05650>
knew
<03045> (8804)
nothing
<01697>
of all this, less
<06996>
or more
<01419>_.
{less...: Heb. little or great}
And the king
<04428>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thou shalt surely
<04191> (8800)
die
<04191> (8799)_,
Ahimelech
<0288>_,
thou, and all thy father's
<01>
house
<01004>_.
And the king
<04428>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the footmen
<07323> (8801)
that stood
<05324> (8737)
about him, Turn
<05437> (8798)_,
and slay
<04191> (8685)
the priests
<03548>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
because their hand
<03027>
also [is] with David
<01732>_,
and because they knew
<03045> (8804)
when he fled
<01272> (8802)_,
and did not shew
<01540> (8804) <0241>
it to me. But the servants
<05650>
of the king
<04428>
would
<014> (8804)
not put forth
<07971> (8800)
their hand
<03027>
to fall
<06293> (8800)
upon the priests
<03548>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
{footmen: or, guard: Heb. runners}
And the king
<04428>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Doeg
<01673>_,
Turn
<05437> (8798)
thou, and fall
<06293> (8798)
upon the priests
<03548>_.
And Doeg
<01673>
the Edomite
<0130>
turned
<05437> (8735)_,
and he fell
<06293> (8799)
upon the priests
<03548>_,
and slew
<04191> (8686)
on that day
<03117>
fourscore
<08084>
and five
<02568>
persons
<0376>
that did wear
<05375> (8802)
a linen
<0906>
ephod
<0646>_.
And Nob
<05011>_,
the city
<05892>
of the priests
<03548>_,
smote
<05221> (8689)
he with the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_,
both men
<0376>
and women
<0802>_,
children
<05768>
and sucklings
<03243> (8802)_,
and oxen
<07794>_,
and asses
<02543>_,
and sheep
<07716>_,
with the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_.
And one
<0259>
of the sons
<01121>
of Ahimelech
<0288>
the son
<01121>
of Ahitub
<0285>_,
named
<08034>
Abiathar
<054>_,
escaped
<04422> (8735)_,
and fled
<01272> (8799)
after
<0310>
David
<01732>_.
And Abiathar
<054>
shewed
<05046> (8686)
David
<01732>
that Saul
<07586>
had slain
<02026> (8804)
the LORD'S
<03068>
priests
<03548>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Abiathar
<054>_,
I knew
<03045> (8804)
[it] that day
<03117>_,
when Doeg
<01673>
the Edomite
<0130>
[was] there, that he would surely
<05046> (8687)
tell
<05046> (8686)
Saul
<07586>_:
I have occasioned
<05437> (8804)
[the death] of all the persons
<05315>
of thy father's
<01>
house
<01004>_.
Abide
<03427> (8798)
thou with me, fear
<03372> (8799)
not: for he that seeketh
<01245> (8762)
my life
<05315>
seeketh
<01245> (8762)
thy life
<05315>_:
but with me thou [shalt be] in safeguard
<04931>_.
Then they told
<05046> (8686)
David
<01732>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, the Philistines
<06430>
fight
<03898> (8737)
against Keilah
<07084>_,
and they rob
<08154> (8802)
the threshingfloors
<01637>_.
Therefore David
<01732>
enquired
<07592> (8799)
of the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Shall I go
<03212> (8799)
and smite
<05221> (8689)
these Philistines
<06430>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto David
<01732>_,
Go
<03212> (8798)_,
and smite
<05221> (8689)
the Philistines
<06430>_,
and save
<03467> (8689)
Keilah
<07084>_.
And David's
<01732>
men
<0582>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Behold, we be afraid
<03373>
here in Judah
<03063>_:
how much more then if we come
<03212> (8799)
to Keilah
<07084>
against the armies
<04634>
of the Philistines
<06430>_?
Then David
<01732>
enquired
<07592> (8800)
of the LORD
<03068>
yet again
<03254> (8686)_.
And the LORD
<03068>
answered
<06030> (8799)
him and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Arise
<06965> (8798)_,
go down
<03381> (8798)
to Keilah
<07084>_;
for I will deliver
<05414> (8802)
the Philistines
<06430>
into thine hand
<03027>_.
So David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
went
<03212> (8799)
to Keilah
<07084>_,
and fought
<03898> (8735)
with the Philistines
<06430>_,
and brought away
<05090> (8799)
their cattle
<04735>_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
them with a great
<01419>
slaughter
<04347>_.
So David
<01732>
saved
<03467> (8686)
the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Keilah
<07084>_.
And it came to pass, when Abiathar
<054>
the son
<01121>
of Ahimelech
<0288>
fled
<01272> (8800)
to David
<01732>
to Keilah
<07084>_,
[that] he came down
<03381> (8804)
[with] an ephod
<0646>
in his hand
<03027>_.
And it was told
<05046> (8714)
Saul
<07586>
that David
<01732>
was come
<0935> (8804)
to Keilah
<07084>_.
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
God
<0430>
hath delivered
<05234> (8765)
him into mine hand
<03027>_;
for he is shut in
<05462> (8738)_,
by entering
<0935> (8800)
into a town
<05892>
that hath gates
<01817>
and bars
<01280>_.
And Saul
<07586>
called
<08085> (0)
all the people
<05971>
together
<08085> (8762)
to war
<04421>_,
to go down
<03381> (8800)
to Keilah
<07084>_,
to besiege
<06696> (8800)
David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>_.
And David
<01732>
knew
<03045> (8799)
that Saul
<07586>
secretly practised
<02790> (8688)
mischief
<07451>
against him; and he said
<0559> (8799)
to Abiathar
<054>
the priest
<03548>_,
Bring hither
<05066> (8685)
the ephod
<0646>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
O LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
thy servant
<05650>
hath certainly
<08085> (8800)
heard
<08085> (8804)
that Saul
<07586>
seeketh
<01245> (8764)
to come
<0935> (8800)
to Keilah
<07084>_,
to destroy
<07843> (8763)
the city
<05892>
for my sake.
Will the men
<01167>
of Keilah
<07084>
deliver me up
<05462> (8686)
into his hand
<03027>_?
will Saul
<07586>
come down
<03381> (8799)_,
as thy servant
<05650>
hath heard
<08085> (8804)_?
O LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
I beseech thee, tell
<05046> (8685)
thy servant
<05650>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
He will come down
<03381> (8799)_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
Will the men
<01167>
of Keilah
<07084>
deliver
<05462> (8686)
me and my men
<0582>
into the hand
<03027>
of Saul
<07586>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
They will deliver [thee] up
<05462> (8686)_.
{deliver: Heb. shut up}
Then David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>_,
[which were] about six
<08337>
hundred
<03967> <0376>_,
arose
<06965> (8799)
and departed
<03318> (8799)
out of Keilah
<07084>_,
and went
<01980> (8691)
whithersoever
<0834>
they could go
<01980> (8691)_.
And it was told
<05046> (8717)
Saul
<07586>
that David
<01732>
was escaped
<04422> (8738)
from Keilah
<07084>_;
and he forbare
<02308> (8799)
to go forth
<03318> (8800)_.
And David
<01732>
abode
<03427> (8799)
in the wilderness
<04057>
in strong holds
<04679>_,
and remained
<03427> (8799)
in a mountain
<02022>
in the wilderness
<04057>
of Ziph
<02128>_.
And Saul
<07586>
sought
<01245> (8762)
him every day
<03117>_,
but God
<0430>
delivered
<05414> (8804)
him not into his hand
<03027>_.
And David
<01732>
saw
<07200> (8799)
that Saul
<07586>
was come out
<03318> (8804)
to seek
<01245> (8763)
his life
<05315>_:
and David
<01732>
[was] in the wilderness
<04057>
of Ziph
<02128>
in a wood
<02793>_.
And Jonathan
<03083>
Saul's
<07586>
son
<01121>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
to David
<01732>
into the wood
<02793>_,
and strengthened
<02388> (8762)
his hand
<03027>
in God
<0430>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Fear
<03372> (8799)
not: for the hand
<03027>
of Saul
<07586>
my father
<01>
shall not find
<04672> (8799)
thee; and thou shalt be king
<04427> (8799)
over Israel
<03478>_,
and I shall be next
<04932>
unto thee; and that also Saul
<07586>
my father
<01>
knoweth
<03045> (8802)_.
And they two
<08147>
made
<03772> (8799)
a covenant
<01285>
before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_:
and David
<01732>
abode
<03427> (8799)
in the wood
<02793>_,
and Jonathan
<03083>
went
<01980> (8804)
to his house
<01004>_.
Then came up
<05927> (8799)
the Ziphites
<02130>
to Saul
<07586>
to Gibeah
<01390>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Doth not David
<01732>
hide
<05641> (8693)
himself with us in strong holds
<04679>
in the wood
<02793>_,
in the hill
<01389>
of Hachilah
<02444>_,
which [is] on the south
<03225>
of Jeshimon
<03452>_?
{on...: Heb. on the right hand} {Jeshimon: or, the wilderness}
Now therefore, O king
<04428>_,
come down
<03381> (8798)
according to all the desire
<0185>
of thy soul
<05315>
to come down
<03381> (8800)_;
and our part [shall be] to deliver
<05462> (8687)
him into the king's
<04428>
hand
<03027>_.
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] ye of the LORD
<03068>_;
for ye have compassion
<02550> (8804)
on me.
Go
<03212> (8798)_,
I pray you, prepare
<03559> (8685)
yet, and know
<03045> (8798)
and see
<07200> (8798)
his place
<04725>
where his haunt
<07272>
is, [and] who hath seen
<07200> (8804)
him there: for it is told
<0559> (8804)
me [that] he dealeth very
<06191> (8800)
subtilly
<06191> (8686)_.
{haunt...: Heb. foot shall be}
See
<07200> (8798)
therefore, and take knowledge
<03045> (8798)
of all the lurking places
<04224>
where he hideth
<02244> (8691)
himself, and come ye again
<07725> (8804)
to me with the certainty
<03559> (8737)_,
and I will go
<01980> (8804)
with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be
<03426>
in the land
<0776>_,
that I will search
<02664> (8765)
him out throughout all the thousands
<0505>
of Judah
<03063>_.
And they arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
to Ziph
<02128>
before
<06440>
Saul
<07586>_:
but David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
[were] in the wilderness
<04057>
of Maon
<04584>_,
in the plain
<06160>
on the south
<03225>
of Jeshimon
<03452>_.
Saul
<07586>
also and his men
<0582>
went
<03212> (8799)
to seek
<01245> (8763)
[him]. And they told
<05046> (8686)
David
<01732>_:
wherefore he came down
<03381> (8799)
into a rock
<05553>_,
and abode
<03427> (8799)
in the wilderness
<04057>
of Maon
<04584>_.
And when Saul
<07586>
heard
<08085> (8799)
[that], he pursued
<07291> (8799)
after
<0310>
David
<01732>
in the wilderness
<04057>
of Maon
<04584>_.
{into...: or, from the rock}
And Saul
<07586>
went
<03212> (8799)
on this side
<06654>
of the mountain
<02022>_,
and David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
on that side
<06654>
of the mountain
<02022>_:
and David
<01732>
made haste
<02648> (8737)
to get away
<03212> (8800)
for fear
<06440>
of Saul
<07586>_;
for Saul
<07586>
and his men
<0582>
compassed
<05849> (0)
David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
round about
<05849> (8802)
to take
<08610> (8800)
them.
But there came
<0935> (8804)
a messenger
<04397>
unto Saul
<07586>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Haste
<04116> (8761)
thee, and come
<03212> (8798)_;
for the Philistines
<06430>
have invaded
<06584> (8804)
the land
<0776>_.
{invaded...: Heb. spread themselves upon, etc}
Wherefore Saul
<07586>
returned
<07725> (8799)
from pursuing
<07291> (8800)
after
<0310>
David
<01732>_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
against
<07125> (8800)
the Philistines
<06430>_:
therefore they called
<07121> (8804)
that place
<04725>
Selahammahlekoth
<05555>_.
{Selahammahlekoth: that is, The rock of divisions}
And David
<01732>
went up
<05927> (8799)
from thence, and dwelt
<03427> (8799)
in strong holds
<04679>
at Engedi
<05872>_.
And it came to pass, when Saul
<07586>
was returned
<07725> (8804)
from following
<0310>
the Philistines
<06430>_,
that it was told
<05046> (8686)
him, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, David
<01732>
[is] in the wilderness
<04057>
of Engedi
<05872>_.
{following: Heb. after}
Then Saul
<07586>
took
<03947> (8799)
three
<07969>
thousand
<0505>
chosen
<0977> (8803)
men
<0376>
out of all Israel
<03478>_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
to seek
<01245> (8763)
David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
upon
<06440>
the rocks
<06697>
of the wild goats
<03277>_.
And he came
<0935> (8799)
to the sheepcotes
<01448> <06629>
by the way
<01870>_,
where [was] a cave
<04631>_;
and Saul
<07586>
went in
<0935> (8799)
to cover
<05526> (8687)
his feet
<07272>_:
and David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
remained
<03427> (8802)
in the sides
<03411>
of the cave
<04631>_.
And the men
<0582>
of David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Behold the day
<03117>
of which the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8804)
unto thee, Behold, I will deliver
<05414> (8802)
thine enemy
<0341> (8802)
into thine hand
<03027>_,
that thou mayest do
<06213> (8804)
to him as it shall seem good
<03190> (8799)
unto thee
<05869>_.
Then David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and cut off
<03772> (8799)
the skirt
<03671>
of Saul's
<07586>
robe
<04598>
privily
<03909>_.
{Saul's...: Heb. the robe which was Saul's}
And it came to pass afterward
<0310>_,
that David's
<01732>
heart
<03820>
smote
<05221> (8686)
him, because he had cut off
<03772> (8804)
Saul's
<07586>
skirt
<03671>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto his men
<0582>_,
The LORD
<03068>
forbid
<02486>
that I should do
<06213> (8799)
this thing
<01697>
unto my master
<0113>_,
the LORD'S
<03068>
anointed
<04899>_,
to stretch forth
<07971> (8800)
mine hand
<03027>
against him, seeing he [is] the anointed
<04899>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
So David
<01732>
stayed
<08156> (8762)
his servants
<0582>
with these words
<01697>_,
and suffered
<05414> (8804)
them not to rise
<06965> (8800)
against Saul
<07586>_.
But Saul
<07586>
rose up
<06965> (8804)
out of the cave
<04631>_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
on [his] way
<01870>_.
{stayed: Heb. cut off}
David
<01732>
also arose
<06965> (8799)
afterward, and went out
<03318> (8799)
of the cave
<04631>_,
and cried
<07121> (8799)
after
<0310>
Saul
<07586>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
My lord
<0113>
the king
<04428>_.
And when Saul
<07586>
looked
<05027> (8686)
behind
<0310>
him, David
<01732>
stooped
<06915> (8799)
with his face
<0639>
to the earth
<0776>_,
and bowed
<07812> (8691)
himself.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Saul
<07586>_,
Wherefore hearest
<08085> (8799)
thou men's
<0120>
words
<01697>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, David
<01732>
seeketh
<01245> (8764)
thy hurt
<07451>_?
Behold, this day
<03117>
thine eyes
<05869>
have seen
<07200> (8804)
how that the LORD
<03068>
had delivered
<05414> (8804)
thee to day
<03117>
into mine hand
<03027>
in the cave
<04631>_:
and [some] bade
<0559> (8804)
[me] kill
<02026> (8800)
thee: but [mine eye] spared
<02347> (8799)
thee; and I said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will not put forth
<07971> (8799)
mine hand
<03027>
against my lord
<0113>_;
for he [is] the LORD'S
<03068>
anointed
<04899>_.
Moreover, my father
<01>_,
see
<07200> (8798)_,
yea, see
<07200> (8798)
the skirt
<03671>
of thy robe
<04598>
in my hand
<03027>_:
for in that I cut off
<03772> (8800)
the skirt
<03671>
of thy robe
<04598>_,
and killed
<02026> (8804)
thee not, know
<03045> (8798)
thou and see
<07200> (8798)
that [there is] neither evil
<07451>
nor transgression
<06588>
in mine hand
<03027>_,
and I have not sinned
<02398> (8804)
against thee; yet thou huntest
<06658> (8802)
my soul
<05315>
to take
<03947> (8800)
it.
The LORD
<03068>
judge
<08199> (8799)
between me and thee, and the LORD
<03068>
avenge
<05358> (8804)
me of thee: but mine hand
<03027>
shall not be upon thee.
As saith
<0559> (8799)
the proverb
<04912>
of the ancients
<06931>_,
Wickedness
<07562>
proceedeth
<03318> (8799)
from the wicked
<07563>_:
but mine hand
<03027>
shall not be upon thee.
After
<0310>
whom is the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
come out
<03318> (8804)_?
after
<0310>
whom dost thou pursue
<07291> (8802)_?
after
<0310>
a dead
<04191> (8801)
dog
<03611>_,
after
<0310>
a
<0259>
flea
<06550>_.
The LORD
<03068>
therefore be judge
<01781>_,
and judge
<08199> (8804)
between me and thee, and see
<07200> (8799)_,
and plead
<07378> (8799)
my cause
<07379>_,
and deliver
<08199> (8799)
me out of thine hand
<03027>_.
{deliver: Heb. judge}
And it came to pass, when David
<01732>
had made an end
<03615> (8763)
of speaking
<01696> (8763)
these words
<01697>
unto Saul
<07586>_,
that Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
[Is] this thy voice
<06963>_,
my son
<01121>
David
<01732>_?
And Saul
<07586>
lifted up
<05375> (8799)
his voice
<06963>_,
and wept
<01058> (8799)_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
Thou [art] more righteous
<06662>
than I: for thou hast rewarded
<01580> (8804)
me good
<02896>_,
whereas I have rewarded
<01580> (8804)
thee evil
<07451>_.
And thou hast shewed
<05046> (8689)
this day
<03117>
how that thou hast dealt
<06213> (8804)
well
<02896>
with me: forasmuch as when the LORD
<03068>
had delivered
<05462> (8765)
me into thine hand
<03027>_,
thou killedst
<02026> (8804)
me not. {delivered: Heb. shut up}
For if a man
<0376>
find
<04672> (8799)
his enemy
<0341> (8802)_,
will he let him go
<07971> (8765)
well
<02896>
away
<01870>_?
wherefore the LORD
<03068>
reward
<07999> (8762)
thee good
<02896>
for that thou hast done
<06213> (8804)
unto me this day
<03117>_.
And now, behold, I know well
<03045> (8804)
that thou shalt surely
<04427> (8800)
be king
<04427> (8799)_,
and that the kingdom
<04467>
of Israel
<03478>
shall be established
<06965> (8804)
in thine hand
<03027>_.
Swear
<07650> (8734)
now therefore unto me by the LORD
<03068>_,
that thou wilt not
<0518>
cut off
<03772> (8686)
my seed
<02233>
after
<0310>
me, and that thou wilt not destroy
<08045> (8686)
my name
<08034>
out of my father's
<01>
house
<01004>_.
And David
<01732>
sware
<07650> (8735)
unto Saul
<07586>_.
And Saul
<07586>
went
<03212> (8799)
home
<01004>_;
but David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
gat them up
<05927> (8804)
unto the hold
<04686>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
died
<04191> (8799)_;
and all the Israelites
<03478>
were gathered together
<06908> (8735)_,
and lamented
<05594> (8799)
him, and buried
<06912> (8799)
him in his house
<01004>
at Ramah
<07414>_.
And David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went down
<03381> (8799)
to the wilderness
<04057>
of Paran
<06290>_.
And [there was] a man
<0376>
in Maon
<04584>_,
whose possessions
<04639>
[were] in Carmel
<03760>_;
and the man
<0376>
[was] very
<03966>
great
<01419>_,
and he had three
<07969>
thousand
<0505>
sheep
<06629>_,
and a thousand
<0505>
goats
<05795>_:
and he was shearing
<01494> (8800)
his sheep
<06629>
in Carmel
<03760>_.
{possessions: or, business}
Now the name
<08034>
of the man
<0376>
[was] Nabal
<05037>_;
and the name
<08034>
of his wife
<0802>
Abigail
<026>_:
and [she was] a woman
<0802>
of good
<02896>
understanding
<07922>_,
and of a beautiful
<03303>
countenance
<08389>_:
but the man
<0376>
[was] churlish
<07186>
and evil
<07451>
in his doings
<04611>_;
and he [was] of the house of Caleb
<03614>_.
And David
<01732>
heard
<08085> (8799)
in the wilderness
<04057>
that Nabal
<05037>
did shear
<01494> (8802)
his sheep
<06629>_.
And David
<01732>
sent out
<07971> (8799)
ten
<06235>
young men
<05288>_,
and David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the young men
<05288>_,
Get you up
<05927> (8798)
to Carmel
<03760>_,
and go
<0935> (8804)
to Nabal
<05037>_,
and greet
<07592> (8804) <07965>
him in my name
<08034>_:
{greet...: Heb. ask him in my name of peace}
And thus shall ye say
<0559> (8804)
to him that liveth
<02416>
[in prosperity], Peace
<07965>
[be] both to thee, and peace
<07965>
[be] to thine house
<01004>_,
and peace
<07965>
[be] unto all that thou hast.
And now I have heard
<08085> (8804)
that thou hast shearers
<01494> (8802)_:
now thy shepherds
<07462> (8802)
which were with us, we hurt
<03637> (8689)
them not, neither was there ought
<03972>
missing
<06485> (8738)
unto them, all the while
<03117>
they were in Carmel
<03760>_.
{hurt: Heb. shamed}
Ask
<07592> (8798)
thy young men
<05288>_,
and they will shew
<05046> (8686)
thee. Wherefore let the young men
<05288>
find
<04672> (8799)
favour
<02580>
in thine eyes
<05869>_:
for we come
<0935> (8804)
in a good
<02896>
day
<03117>_:
give
<05414> (8798)_,
I pray thee, whatsoever cometh
<04672> (8799)
to thine hand
<03027>
unto thy servants
<05650>_,
and to thy son
<01121>
David
<01732>_.
And when David's
<01732>
young men
<05288>
came
<0935> (8799)_,
they spake
<01696> (8762)
to Nabal
<05037>
according to all those words
<01697>
in the name
<08034>
of David
<01732>_,
and ceased
<05117> (8799)_.
{ceased: Heb. rested}
And Nabal
<05037>
answered
<06030> (8799)
David's
<01732>
servants
<05650>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Who [is] David
<01732>_?
and who [is] the son
<01121>
of Jesse
<03448>_?
there be many
<07231> (8804)
servants
<05650>
now a days
<03117>
that break away
<06555> (8693)
every man
<0376>
from
<06440>
his master
<0113>_.
Shall I then take
<03947> (8804)
my bread
<03899>_,
and my water
<04325>_,
and my flesh
<02878>
that I have killed
<02873> (8804)
for my shearers
<01494> (8802)_,
and give
<05414> (8804)
[it] unto men
<0582>_,
whom I know
<03045> (8804)
not whence they [be]? {flesh: Heb. slaughter}
So David's
<01732>
young men
<05288>
turned
<02015> (8799)
their way
<01870>_,
and went again
<07725> (8799)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
and told
<05046> (8686)
him all those sayings
<01697>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his men
<0582>_,
Gird ye on
<02296> (8798)
every man
<0376>
his sword
<02719>_.
And they girded on
<02296> (8799)
every man
<0376>
his sword
<02719>_;
and David
<01732>
also girded on
<02296> (8799)
his sword
<02719>_:
and there went up
<05927> (8799)
after
<0310>
David
<01732>
about four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>_;
and two hundred
<03967>
abode
<03427> (8804)
by the stuff
<03627>_.
But one
<0259>
of the young men
<05288>
told
<05046> (8689)
Abigail
<026>_,
Nabal's
<05037>
wife
<0802>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold, David
<01732>
sent
<07971> (8804)
messengers
<04397>
out of the wilderness
<04057>
to salute
<01288> (8763)
our master
<0113>_;
and he railed
<05860> (8799)
on them. {railed...: Heb. flew upon them}
But the men
<0582>
[were] very
<03966>
good
<02896>
unto us, and we were not hurt
<03637> (8717)_,
neither missed
<06485> (8804)
we any thing
<03972>_,
as long as
<03117>
we were conversant
<01980> (8694)
with them, when we were in the fields
<07704>_:
{hurt: Heb. shamed}
They were a wall
<02346>
unto us both by night
<03915>
and day
<03119>_,
all the while
<03117>
we were with them keeping
<07462> (8802)
the sheep
<06629>_.
Now therefore know
<03045> (8798)
and consider
<07200> (8798)
what thou wilt do
<06213> (8799)_;
for evil
<07451>
is determined
<03615> (8804)
against our master
<0113>_,
and against all his household
<01004>_:
for he [is such] a son
<01121>
of Belial
<01100>_,
that [a man] cannot speak
<01696> (8763)
to him.
Then Abigail
<026>
made haste
<04116> (8762)_,
and took
<03947> (8799)
two hundred
<03967>
loaves
<03899>_,
and two
<08147>
bottles
<05035>
of wine
<03196>_,
and five
<02568>
sheep
<06629>
ready dressed
<06213> (8803)_,
and five
<02568>
measures
<05429>
of parched
<07039>
[corn], and an hundred
<03967>
clusters of raisins
<06778>_,
and two hundred
<03967>
cakes
<01690>
of figs, and laid
<07760> (8799)
[them] on asses
<02543>_.
{clusters: or, lumps}
And she said
<0559> (8799)
unto her servants
<05288>_,
Go on
<05674> (8798)
before
<06440>
me; behold, I come
<0935> (8802)
after
<0310>
you. But she told
<05046> (8689)
not her husband
<0376>
Nabal
<05037>_.
And it was [so, as] she rode
<07392> (8802)
on the ass
<02543>_,
that she came down
<03381> (8802)
by the covert
<05643>
of the hill
<02022>_,
and, behold, David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
came down
<03381> (8802)
against
<07125> (8800)
her; and she met
<06298> (8799)
them.
Now David
<01732>
had said
<0559> (8804)_,
Surely in vain
<08267>
have I kept
<08104> (8804)
all that this
<02088>
[fellow] hath in the wilderness
<04057>_,
so that nothing
<03972>
was missed
<06485> (8738)
of all that [pertained] unto him: and he hath requited
<07725> (8686)
me evil
<07451>
for good
<02896>_.
So
<03541>
and more
<03254> (8686)
also do
<06213> (8799)
God
<0430>
unto the enemies
<0341> (8802)
of David
<01732>_,
if I leave
<07604> (8686)
of all that [pertain] to him by
<05704>
the morning
<01242>
light
<0216>
any that pisseth
<08366> (8688)
against the wall
<07023>_.
And when Abigail
<026>
saw
<07200> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
she hasted
<04116> (8762)_,
and lighted off
<03381> (8799)
the ass
<02543>_,
and fell
<05307> (8799)
before
<0639>
David
<01732>
on her face
<06440>_,
and bowed
<07812> (8691)
herself to the ground
<0776>_,
And fell
<05307> (8799)
at his feet
<07272>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Upon me, my lord
<0113>_,
[upon] me [let this] iniquity
<05771>
[be]: and let thine handmaid
<0519>_,
I pray thee, speak
<01696> (8762)
in thine audience
<0241>_,
and hear
<08085> (8798)
the words
<01697>
of thine handmaid
<0589>_.
{audience: Heb. ears}
Let
<07760> (8799)
not my lord
<0113>_,
I pray thee, regard
<03820>
this man
<0376>
of Belial
<01100>_,
[even] Nabal
<05037>_:
for as his name
<08034>
[is], so [is] he; Nabal
<05037>
[is] his name
<08034>_,
and folly
<05039>
[is] with him: but I thine handmaid
<0519>
saw
<07200> (8804)
not the young men
<05288>
of my lord
<0113>_,
whom thou didst send
<07971> (8804)_.
{regard: Heb. lay it to his heart} {Nabal: that is, Fool}
Now therefore, my lord
<0113>_,
[as] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
and [as] thy soul
<05315>
liveth
<02416>_,
seeing the LORD
<03068>
hath withholden
<04513> (8804)
thee from coming
<0935> (8800)
to [shed] blood
<01818>_,
and from avenging
<03467> (8687)
thyself with thine own hand
<03027>_,
now let thine enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
and they that seek
<01245> (8764)
evil
<07451>
to my lord
<0113>_,
be as Nabal
<05037>_.
{avenging...: Heb. saving thyself}
And now this blessing
<01293>
which thine handmaid
<08198>
hath brought
<0935> (8689)
unto my lord
<0113>_,
let it even be given
<05414> (8738)
unto the young men
<05288>
that follow
<01980> (8693) <07272>
my lord
<0113>_.
{blessing: or, present} {follow...: Heb. walk at the feet of, etc}
I pray thee, forgive
<05375> (8798)
the trespass
<06588>
of thine handmaid
<0519>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
will certainly
<06213> (8800)
make
<06213> (8799)
my lord
<0113>
a sure
<0539> (8737)
house
<01004>_;
because my lord
<0113>
fighteth
<03898> (8737)
the battles
<04421>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and evil
<07451>
hath not been found
<04672> (8735)
in thee [all] thy days
<03117>_.
Yet a man
<0120>
is risen
<06965> (8799)
to pursue
<07291> (8800)
thee, and to seek
<01245> (8763)
thy soul
<05315>_:
but the soul
<05315>
of my lord
<0113>
shall be bound
<06887> (8803)
in the bundle
<06872>
of life
<02416>
with the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>_;
and the souls
<05315>
of thine enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
them shall he sling out
<07049> (8762)_,
[as out] of the middle
<08432> <03709>
of a sling
<07050>_.
{as out...: Heb. in the midst of the bought of a sling}
And it shall come to pass, when the LORD
<03068>
shall have done
<06213> (8799)
to my lord
<0113>
according to all the good
<02896>
that he hath spoken
<01696> (8765)
concerning thee, and shall have appointed
<06680> (8765)
thee ruler
<05057>
over Israel
<03478>_;
That this shall be no grief
<06330>
unto thee, nor offence
<04383>
of heart
<03820>
unto my lord
<0113>_,
either that thou hast shed
<08210> (8800)
blood
<01818>
causeless
<02600>_,
or that my lord
<0113>
hath avenged
<03467> (8687)
himself: but when the LORD
<03068>
shall have dealt well
<03190> (8689)
with my lord
<0113>_,
then remember
<02142> (8804)
thine handmaid
<0519>_.
{no grief: Heb. no staggering, or, stumbling}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Abigail
<026>_,
Blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
which sent
<07971> (8804)
thee this day
<03117>
to meet
<07125> (8800)
me:
And blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] thy advice
<02940>_,
and blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] thou, which hast kept
<03607> (8804)
me this day
<03117>
from coming
<0935> (8800)
to [shed] blood
<01818>_,
and from avenging
<03467> (8687)
myself with mine own hand
<03027>_.
For in very deed
<0199>_,
[as] the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>
liveth
<02416>_,
which hath kept me back
<04513> (8804)
from hurting
<07489> (8687)
thee, except
<03884>
thou hadst hasted
<04116> (8765)
and come
<0935> (8799)
to meet
<07125> (8800)
me, surely there had not been left
<03498> (8738)
unto Nabal
<05037>
by the morning
<01242>
light
<0216>
any that pisseth
<08366> (8688)
against the wall
<07023>_.
So David
<01732>
received
<03947> (8799)
of her hand
<03027>
[that] which she had brought
<0935> (8689)
him, and said
<0559> (8804)
unto her, Go up
<05927> (8798)
in peace
<07965>
to thine house
<01004>_;
see
<07200> (8798)_,
I have hearkened
<08085> (8804)
to thy voice
<06963>_,
and have accepted
<05375> (8799)
thy person
<06440>_.
And Abigail
<026>
came
<0935> (8799)
to Nabal
<05037>_;
and, behold, he held a feast
<04960>
in his house
<01004>_,
like the feast
<04960>
of a king
<04428>_;
and Nabal's
<05037>
heart
<03820>
[was] merry
<02896>
within him, for he [was] very
<03966>
drunken
<07910>_:
wherefore she told
<05046> (8689)
him nothing
<01697>_,
less
<06996>
or more
<01419>_,
until the morning
<01242>
light
<0216>_.
But it came to pass in the morning
<01242>_,
when the wine
<03196>
was gone out
<03318> (8800)
of Nabal
<05037>_,
and his wife
<0802>
had told
<05046> (8686)
him these things
<01697>_,
that his heart
<03820>
died
<04191> (8799)
within
<07130>
him, and he became [as] a stone
<068>_.
And it came to pass about ten
<06235>
days
<03117>
[after], that the LORD
<03068>
smote
<05062> (8799)
Nabal
<05037>_,
that he died
<04191> (8799)_.
And when David
<01732>
heard
<08085> (8799)
that Nabal
<05037>
was dead
<04191> (8804)_,
he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] the LORD
<03068>_,
that hath pleaded
<07378> (8804)
the cause
<07379>
of my reproach
<02781>
from the hand
<03027>
of Nabal
<05037>_,
and hath kept
<02820> (8804)
his servant
<05650>
from evil
<07451>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
hath returned
<07725> (8689)
the wickedness
<07451>
of Nabal
<05037>
upon his own head
<07218>_.
And David
<01732>
sent
<07971> (8799)
and communed
<01696> (8762)
with Abigail
<026>_,
to take
<03947> (8800)
her to him to wife
<0802>_.
And when the servants
<05650>
of David
<01732>
were come
<0935> (8799)
to Abigail
<026>
to Carmel
<03760>_,
they spake
<01696> (8762)
unto her, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
David
<01732>
sent
<07971> (8804)
us unto thee, to take
<03947> (8800)
thee to him to wife
<0802>_.
And she arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and bowed
<07812> (8691)
herself on [her] face
<0639>
to the earth
<0776>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Behold, [let] thine handmaid
<0519>
[be] a servant
<08198>
to wash
<07364> (8800)
the feet
<07272>
of the servants
<05650>
of my lord
<0113>_.
And Abigail
<026>
hasted
<04116> (8762)_,
and arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and rode
<07392> (8799)
upon an ass
<02543>_,
with five
<02568>
damsels
<05291>
of hers that went
<01980> (8802)
after
<07272>
her; and she went
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
the messengers
<04397>
of David
<01732>_,
and became his wife
<0802>_.
{after her: Heb. at her feet}
David
<01732>
also took
<03947> (8804)
Ahinoam
<0293>
of Jezreel
<03157>_;
and they were also both
<08147>
of them his wives
<0802>_.
But Saul
<07586>
had given
<05414> (8804)
Michal
<04324>
his daughter
<01323>_,
David's
<01732>
wife
<0802>_,
to Phalti
<06406>
the son
<01121>
of Laish
<03919>_,
which [was] of Gallim
<01554>_.
{Phalti: also called, Phaltiel}
And the Ziphites
<02130>
came
<0935> (8799)
unto Saul
<07586>
to Gibeah
<01390>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Doth not David
<01732>
hide
<05641> (8693)
himself in the hill
<01389>
of Hachilah
<02444>_,
[which is] before
<06440>
Jeshimon
<03452>_?
Then Saul
<07586>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went down
<03381> (8799)
to the wilderness
<04057>
of Ziph
<02128>_,
having three
<07969>
thousand
<0505>
chosen
<0977> (8803)
men
<0376>
of Israel
<03478>
with him, to seek
<01245> (8763)
David
<01732>
in the wilderness
<04057>
of Ziph
<02128>_.
And Saul
<07586>
pitched
<02583> (8799)
in the hill
<01389>
of Hachilah
<02444>_,
which [is] before
<06440>
Jeshimon
<03452>_,
by the way
<01870>_.
But David
<01732>
abode
<03427> (8802)
in the wilderness
<04057>_,
and he saw
<07200> (8799)
that Saul
<07586>
came
<0935> (8804)
after
<0310>
him into the wilderness
<04057>_.
David
<01732>
therefore sent out
<07971> (8799)
spies
<07270> (8764)_,
and understood
<03045> (8799)
that Saul
<07586>
was come
<0935> (8804)
in very deed
<03559> (8737)_.
And David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to the place
<04725>
where Saul
<07586>
had pitched
<02583> (8804)_:
and David
<01732>
beheld
<07200> (8799)
the place
<04725>
where Saul
<07586>
lay
<07901> (8804)_,
and Abner
<074>
the son
<01121>
of Ner
<05369>_,
the captain
<08269>
of his host
<06635>_:
and Saul
<07586>
lay
<07901> (8802)
in the trench
<04570>_,
and the people
<05971>
pitched
<02583> (8802)
round about
<05439>
him. {trench: or, midst of his carriages}
Then answered
<06030> (8799)
David
<01732>
and said
<0559> (8799)
to Ahimelech
<0288>
the Hittite
<02850>_,
and to Abishai
<052>
the son
<01121>
of Zeruiah
<06870>_,
brother
<0251>
to Joab
<03097>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Who will go down
<03381> (8799)
with me to Saul
<07586>
to the camp
<04264>_?
And Abishai
<052>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will go down
<03381> (8799)
with thee.
So David
<01732>
and Abishai
<052>
came
<0935> (8799)
to the people
<05971>
by night
<03915>_:
and, behold, Saul
<07586>
lay
<07901> (8802)
sleeping
<03463>
within the trench
<04570>_,
and his spear
<02595>
stuck
<04600> (8803)
in the ground
<0776>
at his bolster
<04763>_:
but Abner
<074>
and the people
<05971>
lay
<07901> (8802)
round about
<05439>
him.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Abishai
<052>
to David
<01732>_,
God
<0430>
hath delivered
<05462> (8765)
thine enemy
<0341> (8802)
into thine hand
<03027>
this day
<03117>_:
now therefore let me smite
<05221> (8686)
him, I pray thee, with the spear
<02595>
even to the earth
<0776>
at once
<06471> <0259>_,
and I will not [smite] him the second time
<08138> (8799)_.
{delivered: Heb. shut up}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Abishai
<052>_,
Destroy
<07843> (8686)
him not: for who can stretch forth
<07971> (8804)
his hand
<03027>
against the LORD'S
<03068>
anointed
<04899>_,
and be guiltless
<05352> (8738)_?
David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
furthermore, [As] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
the LORD
<03068>
shall smite
<05062> (8799)
him; or his day
<03117>
shall come
<0935> (8799)
to die
<04191> (8804)_;
or he shall descend
<03381> (8799)
into battle
<04421>_,
and perish
<05595> (8738)_.
The LORD
<03068>
forbid
<02486>
that I should stretch forth
<07971> (8800)
mine hand
<03027>
against the LORD'S
<03068>
anointed
<04899>_:
but, I pray thee, take
<03947> (8798)
thou now the spear
<02595>
that [is] at his bolster
<04763>_,
and the cruse
<06835>
of water
<04325>_,
and let us go
<03212> (8799)_.
So David
<01732>
took
<03947> (8799)
the spear
<02595>
and the cruse
<06835>
of water
<04325>
from Saul's
<07586>
bolster
<07226>_;
and they gat them away
<03212> (8799)_,
and no man saw
<07200> (8802)
[it], nor knew
<03045> (8802)
[it], neither awaked
<06974> (8688)_:
for they [were] all asleep
<03463>_;
because a deep sleep
<08639>
from the LORD
<03068>
was fallen
<05307> (8804)
upon them.
Then David
<01732>
went over
<05674> (8799)
to the other side
<05676>_,
and stood
<05975> (8799)
on the top
<07218>
of an hill
<02022>
afar off
<07350>_;
a great
<07227>
space
<04725>
[being] between them:
And David
<01732>
cried
<07121> (8799)
to the people
<05971>_,
and to Abner
<074>
the son
<01121>
of Ner
<05369>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Answerest
<06030> (8799)
thou not, Abner
<074>_?
Then Abner
<074>
answered
<06030> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Who [art] thou [that] criest
<07121> (8804)
to the king
<04428>_?
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Abner
<074>_,
[Art] not thou a [valiant] man
<0376>_?
and who [is] like to thee in Israel
<03478>_?
wherefore then hast thou not kept
<08104> (8804)
thy lord
<0113>
the king
<04428>_?
for there came
<0935> (8804)
one
<0259>
of the people
<05971>
in to destroy
<07843> (8687)
the king
<04428>
thy lord
<0113>_.
This thing
<01697>
[is] not good
<02896>
that thou hast done
<06213> (8804)_.
[As] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
ye [are] worthy
<01121>
to die
<04194>_,
because ye have not kept
<08104> (8804)
your master
<0113>_,
the LORD'S
<03068>
anointed
<04899>_.
And now see
<07200> (8798)
where the king's
<04428>
spear
<02595>
[is], and the cruse
<06835>
of water
<04325>
that [was] at his bolster
<04763>_.
{worthy to die: Heb. the sons of death}
And Saul
<07586>
knew
<05234> (8686)
David's
<01732>
voice
<06963>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
[Is] this thy voice
<06963>_,
my son
<01121>
David
<01732>_?
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
[It is] my voice
<06963>_,
my lord
<0113>_,
O king
<04428>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Wherefore doth my lord
<0113>
thus pursue
<07291> (8802)
after
<0310>
his servant
<05650>_?
for what have I done
<06213> (8804)_?
or what evil
<07451>
[is] in mine hand
<03027>_?
Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord
<0113>
the king
<04428>
hear
<08085> (8799)
the words
<01697>
of his servant
<05650>_.
If the LORD
<03068>
have stirred thee up
<05496> (8689)
against me, let him accept
<07306> (8686)
an offering
<04503>_:
but if [they be] the children
<01121>
of men
<0120>_,
cursed
<0779> (8803)
[be] they before
<06440>
the LORD
<03068>_;
for they have driven
<01644> (8765)
me out this day
<03117>
from abiding
<05596> (8692)
in the inheritance
<05159>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Go
<03212> (8798)_,
serve
<05647> (8798)
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_.
{accept: Heb. smell} {abiding: Heb. cleaving}
Now therefore, let not my blood
<01818>
fall
<05307> (8799)
to the earth
<0776>
before the face
<06440>
of the LORD
<03068>_:
for the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>
is come out
<03318> (8804)
to seek
<01245> (8763)
a
<0259>
flea
<06550>_,
as when one doth hunt
<07291> (8799)
a partridge
<07124>
in the mountains
<02022>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Saul
<07586>_,
I have sinned
<02398> (8804)_:
return
<07725> (8798)_,
my son
<01121>
David
<01732>_:
for I will no more do thee harm
<07489> (8686)_,
because my soul
<05315>
was precious
<03365> (8804)
in thine eyes
<05869>
this day
<03117>_:
behold, I have played the fool
<05528> (8689)_,
and have erred
<07686> (8799)
exceedingly
<07235> (8687) <03966>_.
And David
<01732>
answered
<06030> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Behold the king's
<04428>
spear
<02595>_!
and let one
<0259>
of the young men
<05288>
come over
<05674> (8799)
and fetch
<03947> (8799)
it.
The LORD
<03068>
render
<07725> (8686)
to every man
<0376>
his righteousness
<06666>
and his faithfulness
<0530>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
delivered
<05414> (8804)
thee into [my] hand
<03027>
to day
<03117>_,
but I would
<014> (8804)
not stretch forth
<07971> (8800)
mine hand
<03027>
against the LORD'S
<03068>
anointed
<04899>_.
And, behold, as thy life
<05315>
was much set by
<01431> (8804)
this day
<03117>
in mine eyes
<05869>_,
so let my life
<05315>
be much set by
<01431> (8799)
in the eyes
<05869>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and let him deliver
<05337> (8686)
me out of all tribulation
<06869>_.
Then Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
Blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] thou, my son
<01121>
David
<01732>_:
thou shalt both do
<06213> (8799)
great
<06213> (8800)
[things], and also shalt still
<03201> (8800)
prevail
<03201> (8799)_.
So David
<01732>
went
<03212> (8799)
on his way
<01870>_,
and Saul
<07586>
returned
<07725> (8804)
to his place
<04725>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
in his heart
<03820>_,
I shall now perish
<05595> (8735)
one
<0259>
day
<03117>
by the hand
<03027>
of Saul
<07586>_:
[there is] nothing better
<02896>
for me than that
<03588>
I should speedily
<04422> (8736)
escape
<04422> (8735)
into the land
<0776>
of the Philistines
<06430>_;
and Saul
<07586>
shall despair
<02976> (8738)
of me, to seek
<01245> (8763)
me any more in any coast
<01366>
of Israel
<03478>_:
so shall I escape
<04422> (8738)
out of his hand
<03027>_.
{perish: Heb. be consumed}
And David
<01732>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and he passed over
<05674> (8799)
with the six
<08337>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>
that [were] with him unto Achish
<0397>_,
the son
<01121>
of Maoch
<04582>_,
king
<04428>
of Gath
<01661>_.
And David
<01732>
dwelt
<03427> (8799)
with Achish
<0397>
at Gath
<01661>_,
he and his men
<0582>_,
every man
<0376>
with his household
<01004>_,
[even] David
<01732>
with his two
<08147>
wives
<0802>_,
Ahinoam
<0293>
the Jezreelitess
<03159>_,
and Abigail
<026>
the Carmelitess
<03762>_,
Nabal's
<05037>
wife
<0802>_.
And it was told
<05046> (8714)
Saul
<07586>
that David
<01732>
was fled
<01272> (8804)
to Gath
<01661>_:
and he sought
<01245> (8763)
no more again
<03254> (8804) (8675) <03254> (8686)
for him.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Achish
<0397>_,
If I have now found
<04672> (8804)
grace
<02580>
in thine eyes
<05869>_,
let them give
<05414> (8799)
me a place
<04725>
in some
<0259>
town
<05892>
in the country
<07704>_,
that I may dwell
<03427> (8799)
there: for why should thy servant
<05650>
dwell
<03427> (8799)
in the royal
<04467>
city
<05892>
with thee?
Then Achish
<0397>
gave
<05414> (8799)
him Ziklag
<06860>
that day
<03117>_:
wherefore Ziklag
<06860>
pertaineth unto the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>
unto this day
<03117>_.
And the time
<04557> <03117>
that David
<01732>
dwelt
<03427> (8804)
in the country
<07704>
of the Philistines
<06430>
was a full year
<03117>
and four
<0702>
months
<02320>_.
{the time: Heb. the number of days} {a full year: Heb. a year of days}
And David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
went up
<05927> (8799)_,
and invaded
<06584> (8799)
the Geshurites
<01651>_,
and the Gezrites
<01511>_,
and the Amalekites
<06003>_:
for those
<02007>
[nations were] of old
<05769>
the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of the land
<0776>_,
as thou goest
<0935> (8800)
to Shur
<07793>_,
even unto the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_.
{Gezrites: or, Gerzites}
And David
<01732>
smote
<05221> (8689)
the land
<0776>_,
and left neither man
<0376>
nor woman
<0802>
alive
<02421> (8762)_,
and took away
<03947> (8804)
the sheep
<06629>_,
and the oxen
<01241>_,
and the asses
<02543>_,
and the camels
<01581>_,
and the apparel
<0899>_,
and returned
<07725> (8799)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to Achish
<0397>_.
And Achish
<0397>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Whither
<0408>
have ye made a road
<06584> (8804)
to day
<03117>_?
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Against the south
<05045>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and against the south
<05045>
of the Jerahmeelites
<03397>_,
and against the south
<05045>
of the Kenites
<07017>_.
{Whither...: or, Did you not make a road, etc}
And David
<01732>
saved
<02421> (8762)
neither man
<0376>
nor woman
<0802>
alive
<02421> (8762)_,
to bring
<0935> (8687)
[tidings] to Gath
<01661>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Lest they should tell
<05046> (8686)
on us, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
So did
<06213> (8804)
David
<01732>_,
and so [will be] his manner
<04941>
all the while
<03117>
he dwelleth
<03427> (8804)
in the country
<07704>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
And Achish
<0397>
believed
<0539> (8686)
David
<01732>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
He hath made his people
<05971>
Israel
<03478>
utterly
<0887> (8687)
to abhor
<0887> (8689)
him; therefore he shall be my servant
<05650>
for ever
<05769>_.
{utterly...: Heb. to stink}
And it came to pass in those days
<03117>_,
that the Philistines
<06430>
gathered
<06908> (0)
their armies
<04264>
together
<06908> (8799)
for warfare
<06635>_,
to fight
<03898> (8736)
with Israel
<03478>_.
And Achish
<0397>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto David
<01732>_,
Know
<03045> (8799)
thou assuredly
<03045> (8800)_,
that thou shalt go out
<03318> (8799)
with me to battle
<04264>_,
thou and thy men
<0582>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Achish
<0397>_,
Surely
<03651>
thou shalt know
<03045> (8799)
what thy servant
<05650>
can do
<06213> (8799)_.
And Achish
<0397>
said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
Therefore will I make
<07760> (8799)
thee keeper
<08104> (8802)
of mine head
<07218>
for ever
<03117>_.
Now Samuel
<08050>
was dead
<04191> (8804)_,
and all Israel
<03478>
had lamented
<05594> (8799)
him, and buried
<06912> (8799)
him in Ramah
<07414>_,
even in his own city
<05892>_.
And Saul
<07586>
had put away
<05493> (8689)
those that had familiar spirits
<0178>_,
and the wizards
<03049>_,
out of the land
<0776>_.
And the Philistines
<06430>
gathered themselves together
<06908> (8735)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
and pitched
<02583> (8799)
in Shunem
<07766>_:
and Saul
<07586>
gathered
<06908> (0)
all Israel
<03478>
together
<06908> (8799)_,
and they pitched
<02583> (8799)
in Gilboa
<01533>_.
And when Saul
<07586>
saw
<07200> (8799)
the host
<04264>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
he was afraid
<03372> (8799)_,
and his heart
<03820>
greatly
<03966>
trembled
<02729> (8799)_.
And when Saul
<07586>
enquired
<07592> (8799)
of the LORD
<03068>_,
the LORD
<03068>
answered
<06030> (8804)
him not, neither by dreams
<02472>_,
nor by Urim
<0224>_,
nor by prophets
<05030>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Saul
<07586>
unto his servants
<05650>_,
Seek
<01245> (8761)
me a woman
<0802>
that hath
<01172>
a familiar spirit
<0178>_,
that I may go
<03212> (8799)
to her, and enquire
<01875> (8799)
of her. And his servants
<05650>
said
<0559> (8799)
to him, Behold, [there is] a woman
<0802>
that hath
<01172>
a familiar spirit
<0178>
at Endor
<05874>_.
And Saul
<07586>
disguised
<02664> (8691)
himself, and put on
<03847> (8799)
other
<0312>
raiment
<0899>_,
and he went
<03212> (8799)_,
and two
<08147>
men
<0582>
with him, and they came
<0935> (8799)
to the woman
<0802>
by night
<03915>_:
and he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I pray thee, divine
<07080> (8798)
unto me by the familiar spirit
<0178>_,
and bring me [him] up
<05927> (8685)_,
whom I shall name
<0559> (8799)
unto thee.
And the woman
<0802>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Behold, thou knowest
<03045> (8804)
what Saul
<07586>
hath done
<06213> (8804)_,
how he hath cut off
<03772> (8689)
those that have familiar spirits
<0178>_,
and the wizards
<03049>_,
out of the land
<0776>_:
wherefore then layest thou a snare
<05367> (8693)
for my life
<05315>_,
to cause me to die
<04191> (8687)_?
And Saul
<07586>
sware
<07650> (8735)
to her by the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
[As] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
there shall
<0518>
no punishment
<05771>
happen
<07136> (8799)
to thee for this thing
<01697>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the woman
<0802>_,
Whom shall I bring up
<05927> (8686)
unto thee? And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Bring me up
<05927> (8685)
Samuel
<08050>_.
And when the woman
<0802>
saw
<07200> (8799)
Samuel
<08050>_,
she cried
<02199> (8799)
with a loud
<01419>
voice
<06963>_:
and the woman
<0802>
spake
<0559> (8799)
to Saul
<07586>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Why hast thou deceived
<07411> (8765)
me? for thou [art] Saul
<07586>_.
And the king
<04428>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Be not afraid
<03372> (8799)_:
for what sawest
<07200> (8804)
thou? And the woman
<0802>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Saul
<07586>_,
I saw
<07200> (8804)
gods
<0430>
ascending
<05927> (8802)
out of the earth
<0776>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, What form
<08389>
[is] he of? And she said
<0559> (8799)_,
An old
<02205>
man
<0376>
cometh up
<05927> (8802)_;
and he [is] covered
<05844> (8802)
with a mantle
<04598>_.
And Saul
<07586>
perceived
<03045> (8799)
that it [was] Samuel
<08050>_,
and he stooped
<06915> (8799)
with [his] face
<0639>
to the ground
<0776>_,
and bowed
<07812> (8691)
himself. {What...: Heb. What is his form?}
And Samuel
<08050>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Saul
<07586>_,
Why hast thou disquieted
<07264> (8689)
me, to bring me up
<05927> (8687)_?
And Saul
<07586>
answered
<0559> (8799)_,
I am sore
<03966>
distressed
<06887> (8804)_;
for the Philistines
<06430>
make war
<03898> (8737)
against me, and God
<0430>
is departed
<05493> (8804)
from me, and answereth
<06030> (8804)
me no more, neither by
<03027>
prophets
<05030>_,
nor by dreams
<02472>_:
therefore I have called
<07121> (8799)
thee, that thou mayest make known
<03045> (8687)
unto me what I shall do
<06213> (8799)_.
{by prophets: Heb. by the hand of prophets}
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Samuel
<08050>_,
Wherefore then dost thou ask
<07592> (8799)
of me, seeing the LORD
<03068>
is departed
<05493> (8804)
from thee, and is become thine enemy
<06145>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
hath done
<06213> (8799)
to him, as he spake
<01696> (8765)
by me
<03027>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
hath rent
<07167> (8799)
the kingdom
<04467>
out of thine hand
<03027>_,
and given
<05414> (8799)
it to thy neighbour
<07453>_,
[even] to David
<01732>_:
{to him: or, for himself} {me: Heb. mine hand}
Because
<0834>
thou obeyedst
<08085> (8804)
not the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
nor executedst
<06213> (8804)
his fierce
<02740>
wrath
<0639>
upon Amalek
<06002>_,
therefore hath the LORD
<03068>
done
<06213> (8804)
this thing
<01697>
unto thee this day
<03117>_.
Moreover the LORD
<03068>
will also deliver
<05414> (8799)
Israel
<03478>
with thee into the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>_:
and to morrow
<04279>
[shalt] thou and thy sons
<01121>
[be] with me: the LORD
<03068>
also shall deliver
<05414> (8799)
the host
<04264>
of Israel
<03478>
into the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
Then Saul
<07586>
fell
<05307> (8799)
straightway
<04116> (8762)
all
<04393>
along
<06967>
on the earth
<0776>_,
and was sore
<03966>
afraid
<03372> (8799)_,
because of the words
<01697>
of Samuel
<08050>_:
and there was no strength
<03581>
in him; for he had eaten
<0398> (8804)
no bread
<03899>
all the day
<03117>_,
nor all the night
<03915>_.
{fell...: Heb. made haste, and fell with the fulness of his stature}
And the woman
<0802>
came
<0935> (8799)
unto Saul
<07586>_,
and saw
<07200> (8799)
that he was sore
<03966>
troubled
<0926> (8738)_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Behold, thine handmaid
<08198>
hath obeyed
<08085> (8804)
thy voice
<06963>_,
and I have put
<07760> (8799)
my life
<05315>
in my hand
<03709>_,
and have hearkened
<08085> (8799)
unto thy words
<01697>
which thou spakest
<01696> (8765)
unto me.
Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken
<08085> (8798)
thou also unto the voice
<06963>
of thine handmaid
<08198>_,
and let me set
<07760> (8799)
a morsel
<06595>
of bread
<03899>
before
<06440>
thee; and eat
<0398> (8798)_,
that thou mayest have strength
<03581>_,
when thou goest
<03212> (8799)
on thy way
<01870>_.
But he refused
<03985> (8762)_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will not eat
<0398> (8799)_.
But his servants
<05650>_,
together with the woman
<0802>_,
compelled
<06555> (8799)
him; and he hearkened
<08085> (8799)
unto their voice
<06963>_.
So he arose
<06965> (8799)
from the earth
<0776>_,
and sat
<03427> (8799)
upon the bed
<04296>_.
And the woman
<0802>
had a fat
<04770>
calf
<05695>
in the house
<01004>_;
and she hasted
<04116> (8762)_,
and killed
<02076> (8799)
it, and took
<03947> (8799)
flour
<07058>_,
and kneaded
<03888> (8799)
[it], and did bake
<0644> (8799)
unleavened bread
<04682>
thereof:
And she brought
<05066> (8686)
[it] before
<06440>
Saul
<07586>_,
and before
<06440>
his servants
<05650>_;
and they did eat
<0398> (8799)_.
Then they rose up
<06965> (8799)_,
and went away
<03212> (8799)
that night
<03915>_.
Now the Philistines
<06430>
gathered together
<06908> (8799)
all their armies
<04264>
to Aphek
<0663>_:
and the Israelites
<03478>
pitched
<02583> (8802)
by a fountain
<05869>
which [is] in Jezreel
<03157>_.
And the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>
passed on
<05674> (8802)
by hundreds
<03967>_,
and by thousands
<0505>_:
but David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
passed on
<05674> (8802)
in the rereward
<0314>
with Achish
<0397>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the princes
<08269>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
What [do] these Hebrews
<05680>
[here]? And Achish
<0397>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the princes
<08269>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
[Is] not this David
<01732>_,
the servant
<05650>
of Saul
<07586>
the king
<04428>
of Israel
<03478>_,
which hath been with me these days
<03117>_,
or these years
<08141>_,
and I have found
<04672> (8804)
no fault
<03972>
in him since
<03117>
he fell
<05307> (8800)
[unto me] unto this day
<03117>_?
And the princes
<08269>
of the Philistines
<06430>
were wroth
<07107> (8799)
with him; and the princes
<08269>
of the Philistines
<06430>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Make
<07725> (0)
this fellow
<0376>
return
<07725> (8685)_,
that he may go again
<07725> (8799)
to his place
<04725>
which thou hast appointed
<06485> (8689)
him, and let him not go down
<03381> (8799)
with us to battle
<04421>_,
lest in the battle
<04421>
he be an adversary
<07854>
to us: for wherewith should he reconcile
<07521> (8691)
himself unto his master
<0113>_?
[should it] not [be] with the heads
<07218>
of these men
<0582>_?
[Is] not this David
<01732>_,
of whom they sang
<06030> (8799)
one to another in dances
<04246>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Saul
<07586>
slew
<05221> (8689)
his thousands
<0505>_,
and David
<01732>
his ten thousands
<07233>_?
Then Achish
<0397>
called
<07121> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Surely, [as] the LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
thou hast been upright
<03477>_,
and thy going out
<03318> (8800)
and thy coming in
<0935> (8800)
with me in the host
<04264>
[is] good
<02896>
in my sight
<05869>_:
for I have not found
<04672> (8804)
evil
<07451>
in thee since the day
<03117>
of thy coming
<0935> (8800)
unto me unto this day
<03117>_:
nevertheless the lords
<05633>
favour
<02896>
thee not
<05869>_.
{the lords...: Heb. thou art not good in the eyes of the lords}
Wherefore now return
<07725> (8798)_,
and go
<03212> (8798)
in peace
<07965>_,
that thou displease
<06213> (8799) <07451> <05869>
not the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
{displease...: Heb. do not evil in the eyes of the lords}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Achish
<0397>_,
But what have I done
<06213> (8804)_?
and what hast thou found
<04672> (8804)
in thy servant
<05650>
so long as
<03117>
I have been with thee
<06440>
unto this day
<03117>_,
that I may not go
<0935> (8799)
fight
<03898> (8738)
against the enemies
<0341> (8802)
of my lord
<0113>
the king
<04428>_?
{with...: Heb. before thee}
And Achish
<0397>
answered
<06030> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)
to David
<01732>_,
I know
<03045> (8804)
that thou [art] good
<02896>
in my sight
<05869>_,
as an angel
<04397>
of God
<0430>_:
notwithstanding the princes
<08269>
of the Philistines
<06430>
have said
<0559> (8804)_,
He shall not go up
<05927> (8799)
with us to the battle
<04421>_.
Wherefore now rise up early
<07925> (8685)
in the morning
<01242>
with thy master's
<0113>
servants
<05650>
that are come
<0935> (8804)
with thee: and as soon as ye be up early
<07925> (8689)
in the morning
<01242>_,
and have light
<0215> (8804)_,
depart
<03212> (8798)_.
So David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
rose up early
<07925> (8686)
to depart
<03212> (8800)
in the morning
<01242>_,
to return
<07725> (8800)
into the land
<0776>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
And the Philistines
<06430>
went up
<05927> (8804)
to Jezreel
<03157>_.
And it came to pass, when David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
were come
<0935> (8800)
to Ziklag
<06860>
on the third
<07992>
day
<03117>_,
that the Amalekites
<06003>
had invaded
<06584> (8804)
the south
<05045>_,
and Ziklag
<06860>_,
and smitten
<05221> (8686)
Ziklag
<06860>_,
and burned
<08313> (8799)
it with fire
<0784>_;
And had taken the women
<0802>
captives
<07617> (8799)_,
that [were] therein: they slew
<04191> (8689)
not any
<0376>_,
either great
<01419>
or small
<06996>_,
but carried [them] away
<05090> (8799)_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
on their way
<01870>_.
So David
<01732>
and his men
<0582>
came
<0935> (8799)
to the city
<05892>_,
and, behold, [it was] burned
<08313> (8803)
with fire
<0784>_;
and their wives
<0802>_,
and their sons
<01121>_,
and their daughters
<01323>_,
were taken captives
<07617> (8738)_.
Then David
<01732>
and the people
<05971>
that [were] with him lifted up
<05375> (8799)
their voice
<06963>
and wept
<01058> (8799)_,
until they had no more power
<03581>
to weep
<01058> (8800)_.
And David's
<01732>
two
<08147>
wives
<0802>
were taken captives
<07617> (8738)_,
Ahinoam
<0293>
the Jezreelitess
<03159>_,
and Abigail
<026>
the wife
<0802>
of Nabal
<05037>
the Carmelite
<03761>_.
And David
<01732>
was greatly
<03966>
distressed
<03334> (8799)_;
for the people
<05971>
spake
<0559> (8804)
of stoning
<05619> (8800)
him, because the soul
<05315>
of all the people
<05971>
was grieved
<04843> (8804)_,
every man
<0376>
for his sons
<01121>
and for his daughters
<01323>_:
but David
<01732>
encouraged
<02388> (8691)
himself in the LORD
<03068>
his God
<0430>_.
{grieved: Heb. bitter}
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Abiathar
<054>
the priest
<03548>_,
Ahimelech's
<0288>
son
<01121>_,
I pray thee, bring me hither
<05066> (8685)
the ephod
<0646>_.
And Abiathar
<054>
brought
<05066> (8686)
thither the ephod
<0646>
to David
<01732>_.
And David
<01732>
enquired
<07592> (8799)
at the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Shall I pursue
<07291> (8799)
after
<0310>
this troop
<01416>_?
shall I overtake
<05381> (8686)
them? And he answered
<0559> (8799)
him, Pursue
<07291> (8798)_:
for thou shalt surely
<05381> (8687)
overtake
<05381> (8686)
[them], and without fail
<05337> (8687)
recover
<05337> (8686)
[all].
So David
<01732>
went
<03212> (8799)_,
he and the six
<08337>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>
that [were] with him, and came
<0935> (8799)
to the brook
<05158>
Besor
<01308>_,
where those that were left behind
<03498> (8737)
stayed
<05975> (8804)_.
But David
<01732>
pursued
<07291> (8799)_,
he and four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
men
<0376>_:
for two hundred
<03967>
abode behind
<05975> (8799)_,
which were so faint
<06296> (8765)
that they could not go over
<05674> (8800)
the brook
<05158>
Besor
<01308>_.
And they found
<04672> (8799)
an Egyptian
<0376> <04713>
in the field
<07704>_,
and brought
<03947> (8799)
him to David
<01732>_,
and gave
<05414> (8799)
him bread
<03899>_,
and he did eat
<0398> (8799)_;
and they made him drink
<08248> (8686)
water
<04325>_;
And they gave
<05414> (8799)
him a piece
<06400>
of a cake
<01690>
of figs, and two
<08147>
clusters of raisins
<06778>_:
and when he had eaten
<0398> (8799)_,
his spirit
<07307>
came again
<07725> (8799)
to him: for he had eaten
<0398> (8804)
no bread
<03899>_,
nor drunk
<08354> (8804)
[any] water
<04325>_,
three
<07969>
days
<03117>
and three
<07969>
nights
<03915>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, To whom [belongest] thou? and whence [art] thou? And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I [am] a young man
<05288>
of Egypt
<04713>_,
servant
<05650>
to an Amalekite
<0376> <06003>_;
and my master
<0113>
left
<05800> (8799)
me, because three
<07969>
days
<03117>
agone I fell sick
<02470> (8804)_.
We made an invasion
<06584> (8804)
[upon] the south
<05045>
of the Cherethites
<03774>_,
and upon [the coast] which [belongeth] to Judah
<03063>_,
and upon the south
<05045>
of Caleb
<03612>_;
and we burned
<08313> (8804)
Ziklag
<06860>
with fire
<0784>_.
And David
<01732>
said
<0559> (8799)
to him, Canst thou bring me down
<03381> (8686)
to this company
<01416>_?
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Swear
<07650> (8734)
unto me by God
<0430>_,
that thou wilt neither kill
<04191> (8686)
me, nor
<0518>
deliver
<05462> (8686)
me into the hands
<03027>
of my master
<0113>_,
and I will bring thee down
<03381> (8686)
to this company
<01416>_.
And when he had brought him down
<03381> (8686)_,
behold, [they were] spread abroad
<05203> (8803)
upon all
<06440>
the earth
<0776>_,
eating
<0398> (8802)
and drinking
<08354> (8802)_,
and dancing
<02287> (8802)_,
because of all the great
<01419>
spoil
<07998>
that they had taken
<03947> (8804)
out of the land
<0776>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
and out of the land
<0776>
of Judah
<03063>_.
And David
<01732>
smote
<05221> (8686)
them from the twilight
<05399>
even unto the evening
<06153>
of the next day
<04283>_:
and there escaped
<04422> (8738)
not a man
<0376>
of them, save four
<0702>
hundred
<03967>
young
<05288>
men
<0376>_,
which rode
<07392> (8804)
upon camels
<01581>_,
and fled
<05127> (8799)_.
{the next...: Heb. their morrow}
And David
<01732>
recovered
<05337> (8686)
all that the Amalekites
<06002>
had carried away
<03947> (8804)_:
and David
<01732>
rescued
<05337> (8689)
his two
<08147>
wives
<0802>_.
And there was nothing lacking
<05737> (8738)
to them, neither
<04480>
small
<06996>
nor great
<01419>_,
neither sons
<01121>
nor daughters
<01323>_,
neither spoil
<07998>_,
nor any [thing] that they had taken
<03947> (8804)
to them: David
<01732>
recovered
<07725> (8689)
all.
And David
<01732>
took
<03947> (8799)
all the flocks
<06629>
and the herds
<01241>_,
[which] they drave
<05090> (8804)
before
<06440>
those
<01931>
[other] cattle
<04735>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
This [is] David's
<01732>
spoil
<07998>_.
And David
<01732>
came
<0935> (8799)
to the two hundred
<03967>
men
<0582>_,
which were so faint
<06296> (8765)
that they could not follow
<03212> (8800) <0310>
David
<01732>_,
whom they had made also to abide
<03427> (8686)
at the brook
<05158>
Besor
<01308>_:
and they went forth
<03318> (8799)
to meet
<07125> (8800)
David
<01732>_,
and to meet
<07125> (8800)
the people
<05971>
that [were] with him: and when David
<01732>
came near
<05066> (8799)
to the people
<05971>_,
he saluted
<07592> (8799) <07965>
them. {saluted...: or, asked them how they did}
Then answered
<06030> (8799)
all the wicked
<07451>
men
<0376>
and [men] of Belial
<01100>_,
of those
<0582>
that went
<01980> (8804)
with David
<01732>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Because they went
<01980> (8804)
not with us, we will not give
<05414> (8799)
them [ought] of the spoil
<07998>
that we have recovered
<05337> (8689)_,
save to every man
<0376>
his wife
<0802>
and his children
<01121>_,
that they may lead [them] away
<05090> (8799)_,
and depart
<03212> (8799)_.
{those: Heb. men}
Then said
<0559> (8799)
David
<01732>_,
Ye shall not do so
<06213> (8799)_,
my brethren
<0251>_,
with that which the LORD
<03068>
hath given
<05414> (8804)
us, who hath preserved
<08104> (8799)
us, and delivered
<05414> (8799)
the company
<01416>
that came
<0935> (8802)
against us into our hand
<03027>_.
For who will hearken
<08085> (8799)
unto you in this matter
<01697>_?
but as his part
<02506>
[is] that goeth down
<03381> (8802) (8675) <03381> (8717)
to the battle
<04421>_,
so [shall] his part
<02506>
[be] that tarrieth
<03427> (8802)
by the stuff
<03627>_:
they shall part
<02505> (8799)
alike
<03162>_.
And it was [so] from that day
<03117>
forward
<04605>_,
that he made
<07760> (8799)
it a statute
<02706>
and an ordinance
<04941>
for Israel
<03478>
unto this day
<03117>_.
{forward: Heb. and forward}
And when David
<01732>
came
<0935> (8799)
to Ziklag
<06860>_,
he sent
<07971> (8762)
of the spoil
<07998>
unto the elders
<02205>
of Judah
<03063>_,
[even] to his friends
<07453>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold a present
<01293>
for you of the spoil
<07998>
of the enemies
<0341> (8802)
of the LORD
<03068>_;
{present: Heb. blessing}
To [them]
<0834>
which [were] in Bethel
<01008>_,
and to [them] which [were] in south
<05045>
Ramoth
<07418>_,
and to [them] which [were] in Jattir
<03492>_,
And to [them] which [were] in Aroer
<06177>_,
and to [them] which [were] in Siphmoth
<08224>_,
and to [them] which [were] in Eshtemoa
<0851>_,
And to [them] which [were] in Rachal
<07403>_,
and to [them] which [were] in the cities
<05892>
of the Jerahmeelites
<03397>_,
and to [them] which [were] in the cities
<05892>
of the Kenites
<07017>_,
And to [them] which [were] in Hormah
<02767>_,
and to [them] which [were] in Chorashan
<03565>_,
and to [them] which [were] in Athach
<06269>_,
And to [them] which [were] in Hebron
<02275>_,
and to all the places
<04725>
where David
<01732>
himself and his men
<0582>
were wont to haunt
<01980> (8694)_.


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