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Anahan smiteth the Philistines. Chap. xiv.

Sauls rash adjuration, 9 If they say thus unto us, F Tarry until we to his mouth, and his eyes were enlightned, come to you:then we will stand nil in our place, 28 Then answered one of the people and said, and will not go up unto them.

Thy father straitly charged the people with an 10 But

if they say thus, Come up unto us : oath, taying, Cursed be the man that eate:h any
then we will go up : for the LORD hath deli-| food this day. And the people were u faint, HO,
vered them into our hand : and this shall be a 29 Then laid Jonathan, My father lia h troubled Weary.
fgn unto us.

the land: see, I pray you how mine eyes have been
11 Aud both of them discovered themselves i enlightned, because I tasted a little of this hos
unto the garison of the Philistines: and the Phi- ney.
itines faid, Behold, the Hebrewes come forth 30 How much more, if haply the people had
out of the holes,where they had hid themselves. eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies

12 And the men of the gariton antivered Jo- which they found? for had there not been now
nathan and his armour-bearer, and said, Comella much greater laughter among the Phili-
up to us and we will fhew you a thing. And Jo- Itines?
nathan laid unto his armour-bearer, Come up 31 And they smote the Philifines that day
after me: for the LORD hath delivered them in- from Michniafh to Ajalun : and the people were
to the hand of Ifrael.

very taint.
13 And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands, 32And the people flew upon the spoil and took
and upon his feet, and his armour-bearer after | Meep and oxen, and calves,and flew them on the
him: and they fell before Jonathan, and his ground, and the people did eat them * with the * Coril.
armour-bearer New after him.
Islood.

7.26.19 14, And that first Naughter which Jonathan 33. Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, thel 9:26.

Piut. 12° and his armour-bearer male, was about twenty | people fin againii the LORD, in hat they eat 16. Dr, half a men, within as it were it an halfe acre of land, with the blood. And he said, Ye have i trani i or, utrow of wbicba yoke ofoxen might plom.

grefled: rull a great stone unto me this day.

dealt tres 15 and there was trembling in the host in the 34 And Saul laid, Disperse your felves among

cheroully. field, and among all the people: the gari fon and the people, and lay unto them, Bring me hither the spoilers, they also trembled, and the earth every man his ox, and every man his Theep, and quakel : fo it was † a very great trembling., Ilay them here, and eat, and fin not against the

16 And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of LORD in cating with the blood.And all the peos sing of Benjamin looked, and behold,the niultitude mel-| p!e brought every man his ox t with him thad + Preb.

ted away and they went on beating down one a- | night,and New them there.
no-ber.

35 And Saul built an altar unto the LORD : hand.
17 Then laid Saul unto the people that were the fame was the first altar that he built unto thote aicu
with him,Number now and see who is gone from the LORD.

heb gan us. And when they had numbred, behold, Juna 36 || And Saul said, Let us go down after the to build than and his armour-bearer were not there, Philistines by night, and spoil them untill the into the 18 And Saul laid unto Ahiah,bring hither the morning, light, and let us not leave a man of

LORD.
ark of God:(for the ark of God was at that time them.An they laid,Do whatsoever feemeth good
with the children of Ifrael.).

unto thee. Then said the prietts, Let us draw near
19. And it came to pafle while Saul talked un- hither unto God.
to the priest, that the i noise that was in the hott 37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go
of the Philistines went on and increased : and down after the Philistines ? wilt thou deliver
Saul faid unto the priett, Withdraw thine them into the hand of Israel ? but he antwered
hand.

him not that day. 20 And Saul and all the people that were with 38 And Saul said, Draw ye near hither all + Hel. Heb. him, t affenibled themselves, and they came to the t chicfe of the people : and know and feel comere meve cried the battel, and behold, * every mans Tword was wherein this fin hath been this day.

20,22 together. against his fellow, and there was a very great 39 For as the LORD liveth which saveth 11discomfiture,

rael, though it be in Jonathan my fon, he shall 21 Moreover, the Hebrewes that were with the furely die.But there was not a man amung all the 10. 13. Philistines, before that time, which went up with people that answered hini.

them into the camp, from the countrey round a 40 Then said he unto all Israel, Be ye on one
bout,even they also turned to be with the Ifrae-|| Gide, and I and Jonathan my fon will be on th:
Jites that were with Saul and Jonathan.

other fide: and the people faid unto Saul, Do
22 Likewise all the men of Ifrael, which had what leemeth good unto thee.
bid themselves in mount Ephraim, when they 41 Therefore Saul faid unto the LORD God eice Tha-

+ Heb. heard that the Philistines Aed, even they also fol- | of Ifrael + Give a perfect 105.And Saul and Jo- min, lowed hard after them in the battel.

nathan were taken : but the people t escaped.

Dru:33.8 23 So the LORD saved Ifrael that day : and 42 And Saul said,

Caft lots between me and Jo-14100

Shew the the battel palled over unto Beth-aven. nathan my fon : and Jonathan was taken.

ir nocente
24 JAnd the men of Israel were distressed that 43 Then Saul faid to Jonathan, Tell me 7 Hebe,
day; for Saul had adjured the people, laying, Cur-| what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and went
fed be the man that cateth any food untileven-|| laid, I did but tatte a little honey with the en. fortti•
ing,that I may be avenged on mine enemies : fo of the rod that was in mine hand, and lo, I muit
none of the people tasted any food.

die.
25 And all they of the land came to a wood, 44 And Saul answered, God do so, and more
and there was honey upon the ground.

allo: for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan.
26 And when the people were come into the 45 And the people laid unto Saul, Shall Jona-
wood, behold, the honey dropped, but no man than die who hath

wrought this great fàlvation
put his hand to his mouth:for the people feared in Israel? God forbid: as the LORD liveth, there
The oath.

shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground,
27 But Jonathan heard not, when his father for he hath wrought with God this day. So the
charged the people with the oath : wherefore hell people relcued Jonathan that he died nut.
put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, 45 Then Saul went up from following the
and dipt it in an honey comb, and put his hand Philistines : and the Philistines went to their

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Sauls humili ition. 47750 Saut took the kingdom uver Ifraet, and it place, and iş gone about, and palled on, anat Hab. fought against all his enemies on every fide, a-| gone down to Gilgal.

hand, gainst Moab, and againit the children ot Am. 13 And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said mon, and against Eaum, and against the kings | unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have of Zobah, and against the Philistines : and whi-| + performed the commandment of the LORD.

Her therlvever he turned himself, he vexed tbem. 14 And Samuel laid, What meanetb then this combined Os, 48 And he il gathered an hoft, and Imote the beating of the sheep in mine cars, and the lowa wrought

Amalekites,and delivered Ifrael out of the handing of the oxen which I hear?
mightily.
of them that spoiled them.

15 And Saul faid, They have brought them
49 Now he fons of Saul were Jonathan, and from the Amalekite : for the people Ipared the
Inhui,and Malch-Thua : and the names of his two best of the sheep, and of the oxen, to facrifice
daughters were these ; the name of the first-burn, unto the LORD thy God, and the rest we have
Merab, and the name of the younger Michal : utterly destroyed.
50 And the name of Sauls wife

was Ahinoam 16 Then Sánuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I
the daughter of Ahimaaz, and the name of the will tell thee what the LORD hath said to ma
captain of his huit was Abner the fun of Ner, this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
Sauls uncle.

17 And Samuel said, When thou want little in
51 And Kish was the father of Saul, and Nerthine own fight, waft thou not made the head of
the father of Abner was the fun of Abiel. the tribes of Ilrael,and the LORD anointed thee

53 And there was fore war against the Phili-king over Ifrael?
stines all the dayes of Saul: and when Saul law 18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and
any strong man, or any valiant man he took him said, Go and utterly destroy the finners, the A-
unto him.
malekites, and fight againit them unui f they : Heb.

they con
CHA P. XV.
be consumed.

(una I Samuel sendeth Saul to destroy Amalek. 6 Saul 19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the them. favouretb the Kenites: 8 He sparets Agag and voice of the Lord,but didh fee upon the ipoil, tbe best of the Spoil. 10 Samuel denounceth unto and didit evil in the light of the LORD? Saul, commending and exculing bimself, Gods 20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have rejection of bim for bis disobedience. 24 Sauls obeyed the voice

ofthe LORD, and have gone i he bumiliation. 32 Samuel killeib Agag. 34 Sao way which the LORD lent me, and have brought much and Saul part.

Agag the king of Ainalek, and have ytterly new 9.16.

Samue anuine thee to be king over his people,
Amuel allo tàid unto Saul, * The LORD fent Atroyed the

Ainalekites.

21 But the people took of the spoil, Theep, and over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto oxen, the chief of the things which should have the voice of the words of the LORD.

been utterly destroyed, to facrifice unto the LORD 2 Thus faith the LORD of holis, I remember thy God in Gilgal. *Exod. that which Amalek did' to Ifrael, * how he laid 22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great 17.8. wait for him in the way when he came up from delight in burntoutterings and lacrifices, as in Numb. Egyp:.

obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to Ecclef. 21.20.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly de- obey is better then facrifice: and to hearken,
stroy all that they have, and 1pare them not, but then the fat of rams.

to-6.6.

mat.9.11 nay both man and woman, intant and fuckling, 23 For rebellion is as the fin of t witchcraft, and 12.7 ox and sheep, camel and ass.

and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry:be- t Het. 4 And Saul gathered the people together, and cause thou haft rejected the word of the LORD, diviastian numbred them in Telaim, two hundred thouland he hath also rejected thee from being king.

66.3.tor fooimen, and ten thousand men of Judah. 24 | And Saul said unto Saniyel, i have tinned,

5. And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and for I have transgressed the commandment of
1. laid wait in the valley.

the LORD, and thy words, becaule I feared the fought

6 1 And Saul said unto the Kenite,Goydepart, people, and obeyed their voice.
get ye down from anong, the Amalekite, lett ! 25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my fio,
destroy you with them : fur ye lhewed kindnels and turn again with me, that I may worship the
to all the children of Israel when they came up | LORD.
out of Egypt. So the Kenite departed from a 26 And Samuel faid unto Saul, I will not re:
nong the Amalekites.

turn with thee: for thou hast rejected the word
7 And Saul Imole the Amalekites from Havi-l of the LORD, and the LORD hach rejested the
lah until thou comeft to Shur, that is over againit from being king over Ifrael.
Egypt,

27. And as Sannuel turned about to go away, he
8 And he took Agag the king of the Amale-l laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it
kites alive, and utterly ciestroyed all the people rent.
with the edge of the word.

28 And Sannel said unto him, The LORD hach
9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and rent the kingdom of Ilrael from thee this day,

the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and Il of and hath given it to a neighbour of thincabut is cond fort, the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that mas better then thou.

good, and would not utterly destroy them: but 29 And also the Il strength of Israel will not

every thing that was vile, and refulé, that they lie, nor repent : for he is not a man that he remais, destroyed utterly.

1hould repent.

°,vi&ory 10 ( Then came the word of the LORD unto 30 Then he said, I have finned ; yet honour me Samuel, laying,

now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, 11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to and before Israel, and turn again with me, that

be king, for he is turned back from following I may worship the LORD thy God. + Heb. me, and hath not f performed my command 31

Su Samuel turned again atier Saul, and Saul Lonnimed men's. And it grieved Sarnuel, and he cried unto worhipped the LORD. the LORD all night.

32 ] Then faid Samuel, Bring ye hither tu 12 And when Samuel rose carly to meet Saul mé Agag, the king to the Amalekites: and Hel. in the morning, it was told Samuel, laying, Saul Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag faid, of Amr came to Carmel, and behold, he let him up a Surely the biccernels of death is palt.

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Sámuel sent by God.

Chap.xvi.xvil.

He anointeth David. * Exod.

33 And Samael land, Astby tworu hath made thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thun

women childelels, fo Ahall thy inother be childe- fhalt be wells
Numb. Jels among women. And Samuel hewed Agag 17 And Saul faid unto his fervants, Proykle
14.45
in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

nye now a man that can play wëlli and bring
34 9 Then Samuel went to Ramah, and Saulbim to me.
went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

18 Then answered one of the fetvants, and
35. And Samuel came, no more to lee Saul un- faids Behold, I have leen a fon of Jelk the Betha
til the day of his death: nevertheless, Samuel 1.shemite,tbat is cunning in playing and a migh-
muuined for Saul : and the LORD repented that ty valiant mans and a man of war, and prudent
he had made Saulking over Ifrael.

in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD OM СНАР. ХҮІ. is with him.

pee. I 3.:muel sent by God, under prétence of a sacrifice 199 Wherefore Saul fent messengers unto Jeffe,

cometb to Beth-lebem. His bumane judgement is and said, Send nie David thy fon, which is with
reproved. 1. He anointeth David. 19 Saul send the sheep.
to

20 And Jeffe took an ass lader with bread,
wilt thou mourn for Saul, leeing I have re- by David his son unto Sal,
jected him from reigning over Ifrael ? fill thine 2t And David came to Saul, and food before
horn with oil, and go, I will fen: thee to Jeffe him: and he loved him greatly, and he became
the Bethlehemite, for I haveprovided me a king his armour-bearer.
among his fons.

22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let Davids
2 And Samuel faid, How can I go? if Sauri I pray thee fand before ine: for he hath found

hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD fàrd, favour in my fight. 4 Beb.

Take an heifer t with thee, and lay, I am come 23. And it came to pass, when the cuil fpirit
tu fàcrifice to th: LORD.

+ from God, was upon Saul, that David took an of God.

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3 And call Jesse to the facrifice, and I win barp, and played with his hand : fo Saul was
thew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt refreshed, and was well, and the evil fpirit de
anoint unto me bim whom I name into thee. parted from him.
4 And Samuel did that which the LORD fpake,

CHA P, XVII.
and came to Beth-lehem: and the elders of the iThe armies of the Ifraelites drit Philiftines

being 4 Heb. town trembled at his + coming, and faid, Comeft Tady to bastel,4 Goliatb comet b proudly, forcb to wieciag. thuu peaceably?

challenge a combat. 12 David fent by bi's father
s And he laid, Peaceably I am come to facrifice to visit bis brethren, ta ketb the challenge. 38 Eli-
unto the LORD : fanctifie your felves, and come ab chidet b bim. 30 He is brougb to Saul. 32 He
with me to the fàcrifice : and he lanctified Julfe Sherpeth the reafon of bis confidence: 38 Without
and his fons, and called them to the facrifice. armour, armed by faith, be payeb the giunt:
6 And it came to pass they come, 55 Saul t.sketh notice of David

Ow the their
LORDs anointed is before him.

7 But the LORD faid unto Samuel, Look not ther, at Shucho, which belonget b to Judah, and
on his countenance, or on the height of his star pitched between Shocho and Azekah in | Epher1101,
zure, because I have refuted him, for the LORD dammim,

the cost Vreets not as man teeth ; for man booketh on the 2 And Saut and the men of Israel were gam min. 1 Beb.

* outward appearance, but the LORD luokech thered together, and pitched by the valley of Hed. on the * heart,

Elah,and 7 fer the bariet in áray against the Phi- tang dih * CEO.

. 8 Then Jesle called Abinadab, and made him listines. 28.9. p22.9. pass before Samuel:

and he said, Neither hath 3 An the Philistines stood on a mountain on Jer 11.10. ihe LORD cholen this.

the one fide, and Ifrael food on a mountain on spd 17.10 9. Then Jesie made Shanmah

to pass by, and the other fide : and tbere was a valley between and 20 13 he laid, Neither hath the LORD chulen :his. them.

to Again, Jelle made seven of his fons to pafs 44And there went out ta champion out of the Heb. before

Samuel ; and Saniuel said un:0 Jelle, The camp of the Philistines, named Goliath,of Gathe middle LORD hath not chosen these.

whole height was fix cubits and a span. 11 And Samuel faid unto Jeffe Are here all tby 5 And be bad an helmet of brats upon his head: juan be lehi Idren ? And he said, There remaineth yet the and he dous armed with

a coat of mail: and the

+ Heb. youngeft, and behold, he keepeth the sheep. And weight of the cuat was five thousand Axlekels of clothed. * 2 Sara. Samuel laid unto Jeffe, * Send and fetch him : brals. 7-8. psa!. for we will not fit 7 down till he come hither. 6 And be had greaves of Erafs upon his legs: 18.71 12 And he lent, and brought him in: now he anal au target of brals between his shoulders.

I! Or, round,

Pas ruddy, and withall t of a beautiful counte And the staff of his fpear tras like a weaverz gorget. + Heb.

nance, and goodly to look to: and the LORD beam; and his fpears t head weigbed fix hundred
Laid, Arife, anoint him: for this is he.

Thekels of iton, and one bearing a fhield went

Aime. ees. 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and before hini.

Nah.3.3

Hab.3.1 aposted him in the midft of his brethren : and 8 And he floud and cried unto the armies of

the spirit of the LORD came upon David from Ifrael, and said unto them, Why are ye come out
that day forward. So Samuel rose up and went to see your bactef in aray ? am not la Philistine;
to Ramah,

and ye lervants to Saul? choose ye a man for
14 9 But the spirit of the LORD departed from you; and let him come down to me.
# OT,

Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD || troub 9. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill terribed. bled him.

me; then will we be your fervants: but if I pre15 And Sauls servants said unto him, Behold vail again thim, and kill him, then shall ge be + Heb.

now, an evil spirit + fruni God troubleth thee. our fervan's; anxi ferve us. of God.

16 Let our lord now conimand thy fervants 10 And the Philistine laid; I defie the armies
dobich are before thee, to seek out a man, wobó is aosIfrael this day: give mie a man that we may

cunning player on an harp, and it shall come to fight together. * Heb.

palss when the evil (girit t from God' is upon It when Saul and ali iftaei heard there of God.

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they were dismayed and 32. [And David Taid to Saul, Let no mans heart greatly afraid.

fail becaule of him ; thy servant will go and 12 Now Dayid was * the son of that * E-| fight with this Philistine.

phrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, whose name was 33 And Saul laid to David, Thou art not able 35.19.

Jelle, and he had eight fons : and the man went to go against this Philistine to fiyht with him :
among men for an old man in the dayes of Saul. for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war

13 And the three eldest fons of Jelle went, and from his youth.
followed Saul to the battel: and the names of his 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant
three fons that went to the battel,dere Eliab the kept his fathers sheep and there came a lion and
firit-born, and next unto him Abinadab, and the a bear, and took a y lamb out of the flock :
third Shammah.

35 And I went out after him, and fimote him,

#O, 14 And David was the youngest, and the three and delivered it out of his mouth, and when he eldeft followed Saul.

arose against me, I caught

bim by his beard, and
15 But David went and returned from Saul to Smote him, and flew him.
feed his fathers sheep at Beth-lehem.

36 Thy fervant New both the lion and the
16 And the Philistine drew near morning and bear : and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be
evening, and presented himfelf forty dayes. as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies

17 And Jelle said unto David his lon, Take of the living God.

now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched 37 David Taid moreover,The LORD that deli4 Heb. corn, and these ten loa es, and trun to the vered me out

of the tpaw of the lion, and out of t Heb. carrytherd to thy brethren.

the t paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of hand. 18 And carry these ten + cheeses unto the the hand of the Philistine. And Saul said unto

t Heb. + Heb.

* captain of their thousand; and look how thy David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
brethren fare, and take their pledge.

38 | And Saul tarmed David with his armour, t Heb. + Hub.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of and he put an helmet of brass upon his head, al to clothed. a pain of Israel were in the valley of Elah, fighting with he armed him with a coat of mail.

&c. with • thousand the Philistines.

39 And David girded his lword upon his ar- his clothes 20 And David rose up early in the morning, mour ; and he allayed to go, for he had not proand left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and ved it, and David said

unto Saul,

I cannot go went as JefTe had commanded him: and he came with these : for I have not proved them. And 11 O,

to the il trench as the host was going forth to David put them off him.
the il fight, and shouted for the battel.

40 And he took his staff in his hand and chose 1 o,, the carri

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the him five imooth stones out of the y brook, and valley

batiel in aray, army against army. U Or,

put them in a shepherds tbag which he had even + Heb. bottel.ray

22 And David left 7 his carriage in the hand in a icrip, and his Ding boas in his handand sellele 09 place of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the he drew near to the Philistine. of fiqhr.

army, and came and + faluted his brethren. 41 And the Philiftine came on, and drew near + Heb. 23 And as he talked with them, behold, there unto David, and the man that bare the shield the vertels from up

came up the chainpion ( the Philistine of Gath, went before him. on hini. Goliath by name) out of the armies of the Phi. 42 And when the Philistine looked about, and + Heb. liftines, and (pake according to the same words saw David, he disdained him : for he was but asked his and David heard them,

youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance, 24. And all the men of Israel, when they saw 43 And the Philistine laid unto David, Am I of purce the man, fielt from him, and were fure afraid. a dog, that thou comeft to me with staves ? and from his 25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen the Phililine cursed David

by his gols.
face. this man that is come up ? surely to defie Israel 44 And the Philistine laid to David, Come co

is he come up : and it shall be that the man me and I will give thy felh unto the fowls of the
who killeth him, the king will enrich him with air, and to the beasts of the field.

great riches, and * will give him his daughter, 45 Then laid David to the Philistine, Thou 15.16.

and inake his fathers house tree in Ifrael. comes to me with a sword, and with a spear,

26 And David Ipake to the men that tood by and with a shield: but I come to thee in the him, saying, What hall be done to the man that Name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the ars killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the re- mies of Israel, whom thou haft defied. proach from Israel? for who is this uncircumci 46 This day will the LORD + deliver theç into t Heb. ied Philistine, that he should defie the armies of mine hand, and I will smite thee, and take thine mut that the living God?

hea! from thee, and I will give the carcases of up. 27 And the people answered him after this the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls manner, laying, So shall it be done unto the man of the air, and to the wilde bealts of the earth that killeth him.

that all the earth may know that * there is a goul 7Kis. 284 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when in Israel.

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he ipake unto the men, and Eliabs anger was 47 And all this assembly Thall know, that the
kindled against David, and he said, Why camest| LORD saveth not with sword and spear, for the
thou down hither ? and with whom halt thou left battel is the LORDS, and he will give you into
those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy our hands.
pride, and the naughtinels of thine heart; for 48 And it came to pass when the Philistine
Thou art come down that thou mightest see the arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David,
battel.

that David halte, and ran toward the army to
29 And David laid, What have I now done ? | meet the Philistine.
Is cbere not a caule?

49 And David put his hand in his bag,and tools 30 1 And he turned from him towards ano- thence a stone, and Nang it, and imute the Phili. Heb. ther, and spake after the same t manner : and line in his forehead, that the stone lunk into his

the people answered him again after the former fore-head, and he tell upon his face to the earth.
manner.

50 So David prevailed uver the Philistine 31 And when the wor's were heard which Dao with a sling, and with a stone and fmore the Phis * Heb. vid fpsake, they rebeartedebem betore Saul: and litine, and flew him

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Michal Davids wife,
51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the and tbere was a japelin in Sauls hand.
Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out 11 And Saul cast the javelin, for he said, I will
of the sheath thereof, and New him, and cut off smite Davi | even to the wall with it: and Da-
his head therewith.And when the Philistines fàw vis avoided out of his presence twice.
their champion was dead, they fied.

12 || And Saul was afraid of David, because the
52 And the men of Israel and of Judah aruse, LORD was with him, and was departed from
and shouted, and pursued the Philiitines, until Saul.
thou come to the valley, and to the gates of E 13 Therefore Saul removed him from him,
kron: and the wounded of the Philistines fell and made him his captain over a thousand, and
Hown by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, he went out, and came in before the people.

14 And David y behave i himself wifely in all bor,
53. And the children of Israel returned from his wayes, and the LORD was with him. prosperc
chafing after the Philistines, and they spoiled 15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved
their tents.

himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
54 And David took the head of the Philistine, 16 Bur alí Jsrael and Judah loved David, be.
and brought it to Jerusalem ; but he put his ar cause he went out, and came in before them.
mour in his tent,

17. | And Saul laid to David, Behold, my el.
55 ? And when Saul faw. David go forth der daughter Merab,her will I give thee io wife:
against the Philistine, he said unto Abner

the only be thou + valiant for me, and fight the captain of the hoft, Abner, whole fon is this LORDs battels : for Saul said,

Let not mine hand

# Heb. youth? and Abner taid, As thy foul livech, o be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines d'oute king, I cannot tell.

be upon him
56 And the king laid, Inquire thou whose fon 18 And David fai' unto Saul, Who am I? and
Ehé ftripling is.

what is my life, or my fathers tamily in Ifrael,
57. And as David returned from the slaughter that I Thould be fon in law to the king?
bt the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought 19 But it came tu pals at the time when Me
him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine rab Sauls daughter should have been given to
in his hand,

David, that the was given unto Adriel the Me
58 And Saulsaid unto him,Whofe fon art thor, holaihite to wife.
Ebou young man ? and David aniwered, I am the 20 And Michal Sauls daughter loved Da.
Ton of thy fervant Julfe, the Beth-lehemite. vid : and they told Saul,and the thing + pleased # Heb.
CHAP. XVITT.
him.

was right matban loveth David. 5 Saul envieth bis praile: 21 And Saul said, I will give him her that she in his 1o Seeketh to kill bim in bis fury: 12 Fearerb may be a fnare to him, and that the hand of the eyes. bim for bis good success : 17 Offeretb bim bis Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul daugbters for a mare. 22 David perswaded to be said to David, 'Thịu Thalt this day be my fun in tbe kings fon in lavo,giveth two bundred foreskins law, in the one of the twain. of the Pbilistines for Michals dowry. 28Sauls bo 22 (And Saul commarded his servants, Savo tred, and Davids glory encreasecb.

ing, Commune with David secretly, and lay, Beo Nd it came to pass,when he had made an end hold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his

nathan was t knit with the foul of David, and son in law. bound up Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

23 And Sauls servants spake those words in the 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let ears of David; and David said, Seemeth it to 4*.30

him go no more home to his fathers houte. you a light tbing to be a kings fon in law, seeing

3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed ? because he loved him as his own foul.

24 Ant the lervants of Saul told hiin, saying, 4 And Jonathan ftript himself of the robe that + On this manner spake David.

According was upon him , and gave it to David, and his 25. And Saul said, Tlus Mall ye say to David, to these garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, The king defireth not any dowry,but an hundred yords, and to his girdle,

foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenges of 5 And David went out whitherfuever Sau! the kings enemies. But Saul thought to make

sent him, and, behaved himself wisely: and Saul David tall by the hand of the Philitunes. 21orgesed. fet him over the men of war, and he was accept 25 And when his servants told David these

ed in the fight of all the people, and allo in the words, it plealed David well to be the kings fun
light of Sauls fervants.

in law: and the dayes were not f expired."
6 And it came to pass, as they came, when 27 Where fore David arute, and went, he and t Heb.

David was returned from the flaughter of the his men and New of the Philistines two hundred fullfilled 19 Or, Philistine, that the women came out of all ci- mengand David brought their foreskins, & they

cies of Ifrael, finging and dancing,to meet king gave them in full tale to the king, that he might Iines.

Saul, with tabrets, with juy, and with † inftru- be the kings fon in law:anaSaul gave himn Mihreements of mufick.

chal his daughter to wife.
ringed 7 And the women answered one anotber as they 28 And Saul faw, and knew that the LORD

played, and said, * Saul hath llain his thoulànds, was with David, and ibat Michal Sauls daughter
and David his ten thoufands.

loved him. Chi:

8 And Saul was very wruth, and the saying, 29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of Da8 29. 5. *displeased him, and he said, They have ascribed vid and Saul became Davids enemy continually Heb. unto David ten thousands, and to me they have 30 Then the princes of the Philistines went is evil

afcribed but thousands : and bobat can he have forch : and it came to pass after they went forth, his more, but the kingdom?

tbat David behaved himself more wisely then all 9 And Saul eyed David frons that day and for the servants of Saul, to that his name was much ward.

+ fel by. 10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that

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