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Philistines fell down by the way to Snaa-1 13 Therefore Saul removed hin from him, raim, even into Gath, and unto Ekron and made him his captain over a thousand;

53 and the children of Israel relurned and he went out and came in before the from chasing after the Philistines, and they people. spoiled their ients.

14 And David behaved himself wisely in "311 And David took the head of the Phil- all his ways; and the Lord was with him istine, and brought it to Jerusalem: but he 15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he beha. put bis armour in his tent.

ved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. 55 ! And when Saul saw David go forth 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David,be. against the Philistine, he said unto Abuer, cause he went out and came in before them. the captain of the liosi, Abner, whose son is 17 1 And Saul said to David, Bebold my this youth? and Abner said, As thy sou! liv. elder daughter Merab, ber will I give thee to eth, o king, I cannot lell.

wile; only be thou valiant for me, and fight 36 And ile king said, Enquire thou whose elie Loru's battles : for Saul said, Let not son the stripling is.

mine hand he upon liim, but let the hand of 57 And as David returned from the slaughi, the Philistines be upon him. ter of the Pbilistine, Abner took him, aud 18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? brought hin before Saul, with the liead of and what is my life, or my father's family in the Philistine in his land.

Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king? 58 And Saul said to win, Wbose son art 19 But it came to pass, at the time when thou, thou young man? And David an- Merab, Saul's daugliter, slould have been swered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse given to David, that she was given unto the Beih-lebemile.

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CHAP. XVIIT.

20 9 Aud Miclial, Saul's daugliter, loved ND it came to pass, when he had made an David: and they told Saul, and the thing of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, 21 And Sanl said, I will give him lier, that and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. she may be a suare to liin, and that the hand

2 And Saul took him iliat day, and would of the Philistines may be against him. WhereJet liim go no more loine to his father's house. fore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day

3 Tlien Jonathan and David made a cove- be my son-in-law io ile one of the iwain. pant, because he loved him as his own soul. 22°1 And Saul commanded bis servants,

4 And Jonathan stripped limself of the saying, Commune with David secretly, and robe that was upon him, and gave it to Da- say, Beliold, the king liath delight in thee, vid, and iris garments, even to liis sword, and all his servants love thee: now therefore and to his bow, and to his girdle.

be the king's son-in-law. 5 ! And David went out whithersoever 23 And Saul's servants spake those wor Saul sent him, and behaved liimsell wisely : in the ears of David. And David said, Seem. and Saul set liim over the men of war; and eth it to you a light thing to be a king's son. he was accepted in the sight of all the people, in-law, seeing that I am a poor man, and and also in tlie sight of Saul's servants. lightly esteemed ?

6! And it came to pass as they came, when And thic servants of Saul told him, say. David was re!urned from the slaugliter of the ing, On this manner spake David. Philistine, that the woinen came out of all the 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet David, The king desirelli not any dowry, king Saul, with labrets, with joy, and with but an bundred foreskins of the Philistines, instruments of musick.

:o be avenged of the king's enemies. But 7 And the women answered one another as Saul thought to make David fall by the hand they played, and said, Saul bath slain huis of the Philistines. thousands, and David siis ten thousands. 26 And when his servants told David these

8 Avd Saul was very wroub, and the say- words, il pleased David well to be the king's ing displeased him: and he said, They have son-in-law: and the days were not expired. ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to 27 Wlierefore David aruse and went, he and me they have ascribed but thousands: and his men, and slew of the Philistines two huo what can be have more but the kingdom? dred men: and David brouglit their foreskins,

9 And Saul eyed David liom that day and and they gave them in full izle to the king, forward.

that he might be the king's son-in-law. End 101 And it came to pass on the morrow, Saus gave him Michai lhis daughter to wife. u:at the evil spirit from God came upon Saul,

-28 i And Saul saw and knew that the and le propliesied in the midst of the house ; LORD wus with David, and that Michal, and David played with his hand, as at other Saul's daughter, loved him. Linesand livere was a javelin in Saul's hand. 29And Saul was yet the more afraid of David;

I! And Saul cast thje javelin; for lie said, and Saul became David's enemy continually! I will smile David even to the wall with it. 30 Then the princes of the Philistines went And David avoided out of his presence iwice. ferth; and it came to pass alter they went

12 1 And Saul was afraid of David, be- Tortii, tiwt David beliaved himself more cause the LORD was with him, und was de wisely than all the servants of Saul; su elas parted from Suul.

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CHAP. XIX

18 ! So David Aed, and escaped, and AND ,

to all his servants, that they should kill that Saul had done to him. And he an. SaDavid.

muel went and dwelt in Naioth. 2 But Jonathan, Saui's son, delighted much 19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, in David: and Jonathan tolel David, saying. David is at Naioth in Ramah! Baul my father sreket! to kill thee Now 25 And Saul sent messengers to take Da. therefore, I pray thee, lake heed 10 luyself vid: and when they saw the company of until the morning, and abide in a secretie prophets prop!!esying, anu Samuel standplace, and bide thyself;

ing as appointed over them, the Spirit of 3 And I will go out and stand beside my God was upon the messengers of Saul, and latiter in the field where thou art, and I will they also propliesied. poinmune with my father of thiee, and what 21 And when was told Sau, he sont I see, that I will tell thee. 11 And Jcra!han spake good of David wise. And Saul sent messengers again the

other messengers, and they prophesied likeanto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let third time, and they prophesied also. not the king sin against liis servar:t, against 22 Then went lie also io Ramal, and came David; because lie hath not sinned againse to a great well that is in Sechu : and he asked thee, and because his works have been to and said, Where are Samueland David? And thiee-ward very good :

one said, Behold, they be at Nainth in Raman. 5 For he did put his life in his liand, and 20! And he went thither to Naioth in slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought Ramah: and tlie Spirit of God was upon A great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest il, bin also, and he went on and prophesied, uniand did it rejoice ; wherefore then wilt thou lil he came to Naioth in Ramalı. sin against innocent blood, lo slay David 24. And he stripped off his clothes also, and without a cause?

prophesied before Samuel in like manner, 6 And Saul liearkened unto the voice of and lay down naked all that day, and all Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the Lord that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul alliveth, he shall not be slain.

so among the proplets ? 9 and Jouathan called David, and Jona

CHAP. XX those : and JonaJian brought David 10 Saul, and he was i. AD David fled from Naroth in Ramalı,

and came and said before Jonathani, his presence, as in limes past.

What have I done? what is mine iniquity ? 8'l And there was war again: and David and what is my siu before thy father, that went out and fought with the Philistines, he seeketh my life? and slew them with a great slaughter; and 2 And he said unto him, God forbid ; thou they fled from him.

shall not die: behold, my father will do no9 And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon thing, either great or small, but that he will Saul, as ne sat in his house with liis javelin shew it me; and why should my father lida in his hand: and David played with his land. this thing from me? it is not so.

10 And Saul souglit to smite David even 3 And Bavid sware moreover, and said, Thy in the wall with the javelin; but lie slipped father certainly kuoweth that I have found Away out of Saul's presence, and he smole grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not the javelin into the wall : and David fled, Jonathan know this, lest lie be grieved: but 4: 1 escaped that niglii.

truly, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liv, 11 f Saul also sent messengers unto Da- Jeth, there is but a step between me and death. vid's house to watch him, and to slay him 4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Walin the morning: and Michal, David's wife, soever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for told him, saying, If thou save not thy life 10- thee. niglit, lo-morrow thou shalt be slain.

5 And David said unto Jovathan, Behold, 12 * So Michal let David down through alto-inorrow is the new-moon, and I should not window; and he went, and fled, and escaped. fail to sit with the king at meat; but let mo

13 And Michal took an inage, and laid it go, that I may hide myself in the field unle in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair ühe third duy at even for his bolster, and covered it willi a cloth. 6 If thy father at all miss me, then say,

14 and when Saul sent messengers to take David earnestly asked leure of me, that he David, she said, He is sick.

miglit run to Beth-lehem his city; for there 15 And Saul sent the messengers again to is a yearly sacrifice there for all the fainily. seek David, saying, Bring bin up to me ja 7 If lie say thus, It is well; thy servact the bed, that I may slay lim.

shall liave peace: but if he be very wrotb, 16 And when tie messengers were come then be sure that evil is determined by him, in, behold, there was an image in the bed, 8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster. thy servant; for thou hast brought lliy sei

17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why last . ant into a covenant of the LORD will thee : thoa deceived me so, and sent away mine otwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, enemy, that lie is escaped ? And Michal an- is ay nie thysell; for why shouldest' Wiou swered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go sing me to thy farier ? why should i kill thee?

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Junto Jonathan bis son, Wherefore cometh Jo Then said David lo Jonathan, Who no! the son of Jesse lu ineal, neither yestershall lell me? or what if thy father answer day por 10-day? twee roughly?

28 And Jonatlian answered Saul, David 11 l'ana Jovatlian said unto David, earnestly asked ieuve of me to go to BetloCome, and let us go out into the field. And lebein : they went out both of thein into the field. 29 And he said, Let me go, I pray thee

12 And Jonathan said unio David, o for our fainily bathi a sacrifice in the city , LoRv God of Israel, when I have sounded and my bro:her, lie bail commanded me to iny father about 10 morrow anv lime, or the love there : and now, if I bave found savour in third day, and, behold, if there be good thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, an:) toward David, and I then send not unto see iny' bretiren : therefore lie cometh out thee, and shew it thee;

uno die king's table, 13 The LOR!) do so, and much more, lo 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan: but if it please my father tv do Jonathan, and lie said unto him, Thou sun thiee evil, then I will 'sliew it thee, and send of the perverse rebellious uuman, do not I tinee away, that thou mayest go in peace; know that thou last chosen the son of Jesse and the LORD be willi liee, a: lie liaih been to thine own contusion and unto the comise with any father.

sion of thy inolher's nakedness? 14 And thou shalt not only, while yet 1 31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveil live, sliew me die hiudness of the Lord, that upon the ground, thou shalt not be establish. I die not :

ed, nor thy kingdum: wherefore now send 15 But also thou shall not cut off thy kind- and fetch tiim unto me; for he shall surely die ness from my house for ever; no, noi ulien 3! And Jonathan answered Saul liís sathe Lord hath cut off the enemies of David ther, and said unto bim, Wherelere sliall be every one from the face of the earth. be slain? what liath be done?

16 So Jonatban made a covenant with the 33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite house of David, suying, Let the LORD even him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was require it ai the land of David's enemies. determined of his father to slay David.

17 Aud Jonathan caused David to swear 31 So Jonathanarose from the table in fierce again, because he loved lim : for he loved anger, and did eat no meat the second day hiin as he loved his own soul.

of the month ; for lie was grieved for Da. 18 11 Then Jonathan said to Darid, To-vid, because his i'ath.er had done bim stiame. morrow is the new-moon; and thou shalt be 35 1 And it cane to pass in the morning, missed, because thy seal will be empty. that Jonathan went out into the field at the

19 And when thou hast slaved three days, time appointed with David, and a little ind then thou shalt go down quichly, and coine with him. to the place where thou didsi liide thyseli 36 And he said unto his lael, Run, find out when the business was in lunul, and shall now the arrows which I shool. And as the remaini by the stone Ezel.

lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. 20) And I will shoot three aurows on the 37 And when the lad was come to the place side thereof, as though I shot at a mark. of the arrow wbichi Jonathan lad shot, Jo

2. Amel, bebold, I will send a lad, surfing, nathan cried afier the lad, and said, is not Go, find out the arrows. Il expressly say he arrow beyond thee: uito the lac, Beliold, the arrows are on this 38 Anu Jonathan cried after the lad, Make side of thee, take them, then come thou : for speed, hasle, stay not. And Jonathan's lad there is peace to thee, and no liurt, us the gathered up the arrows, and came to his Lord liveth.

master. * 2 But it'l say thus unto the young man, 39 Bu! the lad knew hot any thing; only Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy Jonathan and David knew the matter. nav: for the Lord hatlı sent thee away. 40 And Jonathan gave his artillery una

3 And us louching the matter which ihou his lad, and said unto lim, Go, carry then and I have spoken ol, behold, the Lord be to the city. bet u eeu thee and me for ever.

1 Inil as soon as the lad was gone, 241 So David hid himself in the field : and David arose out of a place toward the south, when the new-moon was come, the king sat and tell on his face to lie ground, and bow? Jim down to eat meat.

ed himself three times : and they hissed one 25 And the king sat upon liis seat, as at anoiber, and wept oue with another, umil ollier times, eren upon a seat ly the wall : David exceeded. and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's 42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in side, and David's place was einpty. peace, fvrasinuch as we have sworn both of

26 Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing is in the name of the Lord, saying, The that day: for he thouglit, Something hath Lord be between me and thee, and between befallen him, he is a clear: surely he is my serd and thy seed for ever. And lie arose lol cleau.

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CHAP. XXI.

when his bret!iren and all his father's house YIEN came David to Noh to Alimelech heard it, they went down thither to him.

2 And every one that wus in distress, ang at the meeting of David, and said unto him, every one that was in deli, and every one Why art thou alone, and wo man with theetui was discontented, gathered theinselves

2 And David said unto Abimelech the unto him; and he became a captain over priest, Tlie king liath commanded me a bu- them: and there were with lin: about four siness, and haul: said unto me, Let nu man hundred inen. know anything of the business whereabout 3 1 And Darid went thence to Mizpen of

send vee, and wilat I have commanded Moab; and he said unto the king of Moah, t!:ee: and I have a; pointed my servants to let my father and my motller, I pray thee, such and such a place.

come forth, and be with you, wiil I know 3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? what God wili do for me. give me five loures of bread in inine land, 4 And lie brought them before the king of or what there is present.

Muabı; and they dwelt with him all the while 4 And the priest answered David, and said, that David was in the hold. There is no common bread under mine hand; 54 And the propliet Gad said unto David, but there is halowed bread, if the young inen Abide not in the biold; depart, and get thee have kept themselves at least from women.. into the land of Judah. Tlieo David depast.

5 And David answered the priest. and said ed, and came into the forest of Harethi. onto him, Ofa truth women hure been kepti 6 f linen Saul beard that David was dis. fom us about these three days, since I came covered, and the men that were with hin, out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, (now Saal abode in Gibeah under a tree in and the bicud is in a manner common, yea, Ramalı

, having his spear in his hand, and though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. all his servants were standing about him.)

6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for 7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood there was no bread there bui the shew-bread, about liim, Hear now, ye Benjami:es; will dal was taken irom before the LORD, to puithe son oí Jesse give every one of you fields but bread in the day when it was taken away, and vineyards, and inaké you all captains

7 Now, a certain inan of the servants of Saul of thousands. and captains of hundreds; was there that day, detained before the LORD; 8 That all of you have conspired against and his name uils Doey, an Edoinile, the me, and there is none that sheweth one that chielest of the herelinen that belonged to Saul. my son hath made a league with the son of

8 11 And David said unto Ahimelech, And Jesse ? and there is none of you that is sorry is there not liere under thine hand spear or for ine, or sheweth unto me ihai my son haih sword ? for I have neither brouglit my sword stirred up my servant against iné, to lie in norsny weapons with me, because the king's wait, as at this day? business required baste.

91 Then answered Doeg the Edomite 9 And the priest said, The sword of Go- which was set over the servants of Saul, and liath the Philistine, wlium thou slewest in the said, I saw the son of Jesse coming 10 Nub, valleyof Elali, behold, it is here, wrapped in 1 Alimelech the son of Alub. a cloin belind the epliod : it'thou will take 10 And lie enquircel of ti.e Lori for bim, thiut, lake it, for there is no other save that and gave him victuals, and gave hin the bere. And David said, There is none like sword of Goliath the Philistine. that; give it me.

11 9 Then the king sent to call Alimelech 10 1 and David arose, and Red that day the priest, the sou of shitub, and all his fafor fear of Saul, and weul tu Achiislı the king ther's house, live priests that were in Nob: or Gath.

and they came all of them to the king. 11 and the servants of Achish said unto 12. An Saul said, Dear now, thou son kiin, Is not this David the king of the land or Aliitub. And lie answered, Here I am, did they not sing one to another of him in my lord. dances, sayiny, Saullah slain his thousands, 13 And Saul said unto liion, Why have ye and David bisten thousands ?

conspired against me, thou and the son of 12 And David laid upthese words in his heare, Jesse, in thai tiivu hast given him bread, and and was sore afraidot' achishathe king of Gath. a sword, and last enquired of God for him,

13 And he changed his behaviour before that he should rise against me, io lie in wai', them, and reigned linself mad in their hands, as at this day? and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and 14 Then Alimelech answered the king, let his spittle fall down upon his beard. and said, And who is so faithful among all

14 Then said Achisli unto his servants, thy servants us David, which is the king's Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then son-in-law, and goetli at thy bidding, and bave ve brouglit him to me

is honourable in thise house? 15 Have I need of madmen, that ye have 15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for brought this feilow to play the madınan in my bin? be it far from me. Let not the king presence shallthis fellow come into iny liouse? unpute uny thing unto his servant, nor to all CHAP. XXII.

to house of my father: for thy scrvant knew AVID therefore departeci thence, and nothing of all this, less or more. escaped to the cave Adullam : and 16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die,

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17 1. And the hing said unto the footmen ty for mv sake. that stood about him, Turn and slay the 11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up priests vf the Lorn: because tseir band also into his liand? will Saul come down, as !!! is will Davidand because they knew when servant hati lieerd? (LORD God of Israel, I he fiel, and did not shew it to me. Bu! the bescechtlee, telliny servant. And the Luka servants of the king would not put forth their said, He will come do: n. nand to fall upon the priests of the Lord. 12 Then said David, Will the men of

19 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, Keilah deliver me and my men into the and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They Edomite uurned, and he fell upon the priests, will deliver thee up: and slew on wat day fourscore and five per- 13 9 Then David and his inen, which were sons that did wear a linen ephod.

about six hundred, arose and departed ou: of 19 And Nob,the city ofilie priests, smote be Keilah,and went whithersoever they could go. with the edge of the sword, both men and And it was told Saul that David was escaped women, children and sucklings, and oxen, from Keilalı; and he forbare to go fortni. and asses, and slicer, with the edge of the 11 And David abode in the wilderness is sword.

strong holds, and remained in a mountain in 20 11 And one of the sons of Ahimelech the the wilderness of Ziph: and Saul sough hiin son of Abitub, named Abiathar, escaped, every day ; but God delivered iniin nol into and fled after David.

his hand." 21 And Abiathar shewed David that Saul 15 And Dauid saw that Saul was come out bad slain the Lord's priests.

to seek his life: and David was in the wil. 22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew derness of Ziph in a wood. it that day, when Doeg the Edoinite vas 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose, and there, that he would surely lell Saul: I have went to David into the wood, and strength. occasioned the death of all the persons of thyened his hand in God. father's house.

17 And he said unto him, Fear not; for the 23 Abide thou with me, fear not ; for he hand of Saul my father shall not find thee: that seekell my life serketh thy live : but with and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall me thou shull he in safeguard.

he next unto thee; and that also Saul iny sa CHAP. XXIII.

thier knoweth. THEN they told David, saying, Behold, J8 And they two made a covenant before they rob the thiraslıing floors.

and Jonathan went to his house. 3 Therefore David enquired of the LORD, 19 $ Then came up the Zipliites 10 Saul saying, shal! I go and smile these Pliilistines? 10 Gibealı, saying, Dóch not David liide himAnd the Lord said unto David. Go and sinjte self with us in strong holds in the wood, in the Philistines, and save Keilali.

the bill of Hachilah, which is on the south of 3 And David's men said unto him, Behold. Jeslimon? we be afraid here in Judalı; how much more 20 Now therefore, O king, come down acthen if we come to Keilah against the armies cording to all the desire of thy soul to come of the Philistines?

down; and our part shall be io deliver him 4. Then David enquired of lie Lord you into the king's liand. again. And lue Lord answered hiin, and 21. And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the baid, Arise, go down to Keilalı; for I will LORD ; for ye have compassion on me. deliver the Pliilistines into thine land. 2! Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know

I 5 So David and iris men sent to Keilalı. and see his place where luis haunt is, and who and fought with the Philistines, and brought hath seen him there : for it is told me that he away their cattle, and smote then with a dealeth very subtilely. great siangliter. So David saved the inha- 23 See therefore, and lake knowledge of all bitants of Keilal..

the lurking-places where he nideih liimself, 6 And it came to pass, wlien Abiathar, the and come ye again to me with the certainty, son of Alineseci., fled to David to Keilah,that and I will go with you: and it shall come ie he came down with an ephod in his hand. pass, if he be in the land th:ay I will search him

7 11 And it was told Saul that David was out throughout all the thousands of Juualı. coine to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath 24 And they arose and weni lo Zipba be. delivered hiin into mine hand; for lie is shut fore Saul: hut David and his men were in in, by entering into a tcun that haih gales the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on this and bars.

south of Jeshimon. 8 And Saul calied ai. the people together 25 Sau! also and his inen went to seek him, to war, 10 go down to Keilalı, lo besiege And they toki David: wherefore lie came David and his men.

down into a rock, and abode in the wilder 91 And David knew that Saul secretly ness of Maon : and when Saul beard that, he practised mischief against him; and he said pursuedatter David in the wilderness of Maon. io Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod. 26 And Saul went on this side of the inoun.

10 Then said David. O LORD God of Israel, iain, and David and his men on that side of

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