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1 Samuel 22:9-22

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22:9 But Doeg the Edomite, who had stationed himself with the servants of Saul, replied, “I saw this son of Jesse come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob. 22:10 He inquired of the Lord for him and gave him provisions. He also gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.”

22:11 Then the king arranged for a meeting with the priest Ahimelech son of Ahitub and all the priests of his father’s house who were at Nob. They all came to the king. 22:12 Then Saul said, “Listen, son of Ahitub.” He replied, “Here I am, my lord.” 22:13 Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and this son of Jesse? You gave 1  him bread and a sword and inquired of God on his behalf, so that he opposes 2  me and waits in ambush, as is the case today!”

22:14 Ahimelech replied to the king, “Who among all your servants is faithful like David? He is the king’s son-in-law, the leader of your bodyguard, and honored in your house! 22:15 Was it just today that I began to inquire of God on his behalf? Far be it from me! The king should not accuse 3  his servant or any of my father’s house. For your servant is not aware of all this – not in whole or in part!” 4 

22:16 But the king said, “You will surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father’s house! 22:17 Then the king said to the messengers 5  who were stationed beside him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord, for they too have sided 6  with David! They knew he was fleeing, but they did not inform me.” But the king’s servants refused to harm 7  the priests of the Lord.

22:18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn and strike down the priests!” So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests. He killed on that day eighty-five 8  men who wore the linen ephod. 22:19 As for Nob, the city of the priests, he struck down with the sword men and women, children and infants, oxen, donkeys, and sheep – all with the sword.

22:20 But one of the sons of Ahimelech son of Ahitub escaped and fled to David. His name was Abiathar. 22:21 Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the Lord. 22:22 Then David said to Abiathar, “I knew that day when Doeg the Edomite was there that he would certainly tell Saul! I am guilty 9  of all the deaths in your father’s house!

1 tn Heb “by giving.”

2 tn Heb “rises up against.”

3 tn Heb “set a matter against.”

4 tn Heb “small or great.”

5 tn Heb “runners.”

6 tn Heb “their hand is.”

7 tn Heb “to extend their hand to harm.”

8 tc The number is confused in the Greek ms tradition. The LXX, with the exception of the Lucianic recension, has the number 305. The Lucianic recension, along with a couple of Old Latin mss, has the number 350.

9 tc The translation follows the LXX, which reads “I am guilty,” rather than the MT, which has “I have turned.”



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