I carefully obey your commands; 1 I do not deviate from them. 2
whose paths 1 are morally crooked, 2 and who are devious 3 in their ways;
I will guide you 1 in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths. 2
Make the path for your feet 1 level, 2 so that 3 all your ways may be established. 4
He restores my strength. He leads me down the right paths for the sake of his reputation.
You crown the year with your good blessings, 1 and you leave abundance in your wake. 2
Then you will understand 1 righteousness and justice and equity – every 2 good 3 way. 4
For her house 1 sinks 2 down to death, and her paths lead 3 to the place of the departed spirits. 4
Lest 1 she should make level the path leading to life, 2 her paths are unstable 3 but she does not know it. 4
1 The way of the righteous is level, the path of the righteous that you make is straight. 2
For the ways of a person 1 are in front of the Lord’s eyes, and the Lord 2 weighs 3 all that person’s 4 paths.
Proud men hide a snare for me; evil men 1 spread a net by the path; they set traps for me. (Selah)
They are unfamiliar with peace; their deeds are unjust. 1 They use deceitful methods, and whoever deals with them is unfamiliar with peace. 2
So David got up early in the morning and entrusted the flock to someone else who would watch over it. 1 After loading up, he went just as Jesse had instructed him. He arrived at the camp 2 as the army was going out to the battle lines shouting its battle cry.
So David set out and went to the place where Saul was camped. David saw the place where Saul and Abner son of Ner, the general in command of his army, were sleeping. Now Saul was lying in the entrenchment, and the army was camped all around him.
So David and Abishai approached the army at night and found Saul lying asleep in the entrenchment with his spear stuck in the ground by his head. Abner and the army were lying all around him.