But may the Lord prevent me from extending my hand against the Lord’s chosen one! Now take the spear by Saul’s head and the jug of water, and let’s get out of here!”
For this is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘The jar of flour will not be empty and the jug of oil will not run out until the day the Lord makes it rain on the surface of the ground.’”
The jar of flour was never empty and the jug of oil never ran out, just as the Lord had promised 1 through Elijah.
So David took the spear and the jug of water by Saul’s head, and they got out of there. No one saw them or was aware of their presence or woke up. All of them were asleep, for the Lord had caused a deep sleep to fall on them.
This failure on your part isn’t good! 1 As surely as the Lord lives, you people who have not protected your lord, the Lord’s chosen one, are as good as dead! 2 Now look where the king’s spear and the jug of water that was by his head are!”
Abraham’s servant 1 ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a sip of water from your jug.”
“So tell them, 1 ‘The Lord, the God of Israel, says, “Every wine jar is made to be filled with wine.”’ 2 And they will probably say to you, ‘Do you not think we know 3 that every wine jar is supposed to be filled with wine?’
Now the young woman was very beautiful. She was a virgin; no man had ever had sexual relations with her. 1 She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came back up.
“Drink, my lord,” she replied, and quickly lowering 1 her jug to her hands, she gave him a drink.
She quickly emptied 1 her jug into the watering trough and ran back to the well to draw more water until she had drawn enough for all his camels.
When the containers were full, she said to one of her sons, 1 “Bring me another container.” But he answered her, “There are no more.” Then the olive oil stopped flowing.
She said, “As certainly as the Lord your God lives, I have no food, except for a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. Right now I am gathering a couple of sticks for a fire. Then I’m going home to make one final meal for my son and myself. After we have eaten that, we will die of starvation.” 1
She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll give your camels water too.’ So I drank, and she also gave the camels water.
The Lord continued, 1 “Now break the jar in front of those who have come here with you.
He looked and right there by his head was a cake baking on hot coals and a jug of water. He ate and drank and then slept some more. 1
And I will smash them like wine bottles against one another, children and parents alike. 1 I will not show any pity, mercy, or compassion. Nothing will keep me from destroying them,’ 2 says the Lord.”