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1. Samuel.

Suut prophesieth Sauls malicious rage breaketh Oll! againh bim. sengers of Saul, and they also prophetied. 12 Michal deceiverb ber forber with an image ix 21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other Davids bed. 18 David cometb to Samuel in Na- messengers, and they prophetied likewise : and jozb. 20 Sands me lengers sent to take Devido Saul tent messengers again the third time, and 32 and Saul bimself prophefie.

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Nu Saul Ipake to jonathan hiş fun,and to all 22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to his fervants, that they should kill David. a great well that is in Scchu, and he asked, and 2 But Jonathan, Sauls ton, delighted much in taid, Where are Samuel and David? And ona David, and J»nathan told David, laying, Saul my laid, Behold, tbey be at Najoth in Ramah. father lecketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray 23 And he went thither to Najoth in Ramah : thee, take heed to thy felf until the morning, and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he and abide in a fecret place, and hide thy felf. went on, and prophesied, until he came to Nas

3. And I will go out and stand befide my father joihin Ramah: in the field, where thou art, and I will coinmune 24. And he stript off his clothes also, and pro. 4 pb. with my father of thee, and what I fee, that I phetied before Samuel in like manner, and flay fell. will tell thee.

down naked all that day, and all that night : Chap. 4. And Jonathan fpake good of David unto wherefore they say, * Saul allo among the 10.11. Saúl his father, and said unto him, Let not the prophets ? king fin against his fervant, again{t David : be

CHA P. XX. caule he hath not finned

against thec,and becaule 1 David consultetb with Jonatban for bis Tafety. his works bave been to thee-ward Very good. 11 Jonathan and David renew their covenant by Judges

5 For he did put his * life in his hand, and Azw Oatb. 18 fonatbans token to David. 24 Saul mij 9.17. snd the Philistine and the LORD wrought a great fal fing David, Seebecb to kill Forat ban. 35 Foratban 12.3. chavation for all Hrael, thou faweit it, and did re lovingly take:bbis

leave of David. Plal. 119.

joyce : wherefore then wilt thou fin againtt in109.

nocent blood, to flay David without a caule ? caine and laid before Jonathan What have I

6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jo- done? what is mine iniquity ? and what is my fin
nathan, and Saul fware, As the LORD liveth, he before thy father, that he seeketh my t life?

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Thall not be lain.

2 And he laid unto him, God forbid, thou

foul. 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing Thewed him all thofe things : and Jonathan either great or finall, but that he will tthew it + Heb.

brought David cu Saul, and he was in his pre- || me: and why should my father hide this thing uncover, 4 Heb. fence as t in times paft.

from me? it is not so. yesterday, 8 1 And there was war again, and David went 3 And Dayid lware moreover and said, Thy shird day out, and fought with the Philistines, and New father certainly kuoweth that I have found

them with a great Naughter, and they fled from grace in thine eyes and he faid, Let not Jonathan + Heb. + hiin.

know' this, left he be grieved: but truly as the hie face. 9 And the evil fpirit +from the LORD Waš up- || LORD liveth, and as thy foul liveth, there is buc + Heb.

on Saul, as he fat in his house with his javelin in a step between me and death. Lord.

his hand : and David played with his hand. 4 Then faid Jonathan untu David Whatsoever Or,

TO And Saul fought to limite David even to the thy foul + detireih, I will even do it for thee. wall with the javelin : but he dipt away out of Ś And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to stay Sauls presence; and he (mote the javelin into morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail and I kill the wall, and David Aed and efcaped that night. to fit with the king at meat: but let me go, that do, &c.

11 Saul alto lent mellengers unto Davids 1 mag hide my leli in the fields, unto the third Heba house to watch him, and to Nay him in the mor- day at even.


oy think ning: and Michal Davids wif: told him, saying, 6 If thy father at all miss me, then say, Da- eth. If thou lave nut thy life to night, to murrow thou vid earnelțly asked leave of me, hat he might run thalt be lain.

to Beth-lehem his city : forthere is a yearly 12- 11 Or, 12 So Michal let David down through a win-crifice there for all the family.

teatt. dow; and he went, and Heal, and escaped. 7. If he lay thus, It is well, thy fervant shall Heb. 13 And Michal took + an image, and laid it in have peace : but if he be very wroth,tben be fure barspbim. the bed, and put a pillow of goats bair for his that evil is determined by hím. bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy 14 And when Saul fent mellengers to take Da- fervant, for* thou hast brought thy férvant into vid, me laid, He is fick. a covenant of the LORD with thee: notwith :::: od

15. And Şaul sent the messengers again to see standing, if there be in me iniquity, Day me thy
David, laying, Bring him up to me in the bed, felt: for why shouldelt thou bring me to thy fa-
that I may Nay him.

16 And when the messengers were come in, 9 And Jonathan faid, Far be it from thee : for
behold, there was an image in the bed, with a lif I knew certainly that evil were determined
pillow of goats bair for his bullter.

by my father to come upon thee, then would not
17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou I tell it thee?
deceived me to, and sent away mine enemy, that 10 Then said David to Jonathan,Who sha!! tell
he is escaped ? And Michal antwered Saul, He ne ? or what if thy father anliwer thee roughly?
taid unto m-, Let me go, why should I ķill thee? !1 And Jonathan faid unto David, Come and

18 So David Aed and escaped, and came to let us go out into the field. And they went out
Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul both of them into the field.
had done to him: and he and Samuel went and 12 And Jonathan laid unto David, O LORD
dwelt in Ņajorh.

God of Ifracl, when I have + founded my father, + He'. 19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, Da- about to morrow anytime, or the third day, and Icarched. vid is at Najoihin Ramah.

behold, if tbere be good toward David, and I 30 And Saul fent messengers to take David, then tend not unto thee, ani tshew it thee;

1 Heb. and when they saw the company of the propheus 13 The LORD do fu, and much more to Jona- uncover, prophelying, and Samuel itanding as appointed than: but it le pleate my father w do thee evil, over then, the spirit of God was upon the mel-zhen I will thesy it shce, and find thee away,that

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thou mayest go in peace, and the LORD be with anger, and did cat no meat the second day of
thee, as he hath been with

the moneth: for he was grieved for David, bea
14 And thou shalt not onely while yet I live, caule his father had done him Mame.
fhew nie the kindness of the LORD, that I die 35 | And it came to pals in the morning,

that Jonathan went out into the field, at the
15 But also thou Male not cut off thy kindness time appointed with David, and a little lad
from my house for ever: no not when the LORD with him.
hath cut off the enemies of David, every one 36 And he said unto his lad, Run, finde out
from the face of the earth.

now the arrows which I Thoot. And as the ladiu pas + Hcb.

16 So Jonathan + made a covenant with the ran, he shot an arrow f beyond him.
house of Davis, Saying, Let the LORD even re 37 And when the lad was come to the place of
quire it at the hand of Davids enemies. the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan

17 And Jonathan cauled David tu fwear again, cried after the lad, and said, Is not the arrow
1 01, by I becaule he loved him: for he loved him as he beyond thee?
bio love loved his own loul.

38 And Jonathan cried after the lad!, Make 18 Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow speed,Hulte, stay nut, And Jonathans iad gather

is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, be- ed up the arrows, and came to his matter, + Heb. cause thy feat will be f empty.

39 But the lad knew not any thing: one'y Disles.

19 And wben thou hart itayed three dayes, Jonathan and David knew the matter. iligently. Then thou shall no down 11t quickly, and come 40 And Jonathan gave his t artillery unto

+ H 5. + Heb. 10 the place where thou did hide thy lèlf, t his lal, and said unto him, Go, carry them to

teatly + when the busineIš was in band, and Thalt re- the city. En the day main by the stone ll Ezel.

41 1 And alsoon as the lad was gone, David that w4f 20 And I will shout three arrows on the fide arole out of a place toward the fouth, and tell bando uliners thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

on his tace 10 'the ground, and bowed himtelf 21 And behold, I will lend a lad, Saying, Go, three times : and they killeu une another, and o the Corting

finde out the arrows. If I exprefly say unto the wept one with another until David exceeded.

lad, Behold, the arrivs are on this file of thee, 42 And Jonathan laid to David, Go in peace, UT, take them : then come thou, for tbere is peace zo Il foratinuch as we have sworn bu hof us in the

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LORtbe har fhen. thee, and t no hurt, as the LORD liveth. Nanie of the LORD, saying, The LURD be be- winess

22 But if I lay thus unto the young man, Between me and thee, and between my feed and of that

hold the arrows are beyond thee: go thy way, thy feed for ever. And he arose, and depariert: pbicbode. -ot any for the LORD hath sent thee away.

and Jonathan went into the city. ing. 23. And as touching the matter which thou

and I have spoken 01, behold, the LORD be bes David at No5 05:amneth of Abimelech ballotre?
tween thee and me for ever.

bread. 7 Doeg was present. 8 David takeob Gon
24 Su David bid himself in the field : and liaths sword. 1o David at Gatb feignečo bima
when the new moon was come, the king lat him self mad.
down to eat meat.

Hen came David to Nob to Ahimelech the
25 And the king fat upon his feat'as at other

priest, and Abimelech was afraid at the
times, even upon a teat by the wall: and Juna- meeting of David, and laid unto hins, Why art
zhan aruse, and Abner lai by Sauls lide, and Da- thou alone, and no man with thee?
vids place was empty.

2 And David laid unto Ahımelech the priest,
26 Nevertheleis, Saul spake not any, thing, The king hath commanded in a business, and
that day : for he thought,Some thing, hath befal- hath laid unto me, Lei no man know any thing
len him, he is not clean, furely he is not clean. of the busineis whereabout I tend thee, and

27 And it came to pais on the morrow, ubicb what I have commanded thee: and I have apwas the second day of the nioneth, that Davids pointed my fervants f to fuch and such a place. Hsb. place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan 3 Now therefore what is under thine hand ? to the his fon, Wheretore cometh not the fon of Jelle give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or Polonisio to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day? what there is t pretent.

moni, 28 And Jonathan answered Saul, David ear 4 And the priest antivered David, and said, that isa neftly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem. There is no common bread under mine hand,but 29. And he laid,Let me go I pray theę, for our there is * hallowed bread,if the young men have

man. Ruth family hath a lacritic: in the city, and my bro-| kept themtelves at least from women.

6.8. dan. ther, he hath commanded me to be there : and 5 And David andivered the priest, and said uns 3: now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let to him, Of a truh wo:nen bave been kept from Hebe. me get away, I pray thee, and fee my brethren : us about thelė three dayes, tince I came out and Exod. therefore he cometh not unto the kings table. the vessels of the young men are holy, and the 35.30.

30 Then Sauls anger was kindled against Jo- bread is in a manner common : 11 yea, though lev.24 5;

nathan,and he said unto him,ilt Thou Ion of the it were fanctified this day in the velfel. Heb. perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that

li Or, 6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread, for

especially ihou hart chofen the ton of Jeffe to thine own there was no breat there, but the hew-bread when this confufion, and unto the confusion of thy mothers that was taken froin before the LORD to put hot day there nakedness?

bread in the day when it was taken away. 31 For as long as the son of Jeffe liveth upon 7 (Now a certainman of the servants of Saul in the the ground,t! ou ftalt not be established, nor thy was there that day detained before the LOR I), peitel kingdom: wherefore now find and fetch him and his name poas Doeg, an Edomite, the chiesunto me, for he t ihall surely die.

ellof the herd-men that belonged to Saul) 32. And Jonathan antwered Saul his father, 8 ( And David said unto Ahimelech, And is and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be lain? there not here under thine hand spear or lword? what hath he done?

for I have neither brought my lword, nur my 33 And Saul calt a javelin at him to Imite weapons with me, because the kings butinels re hiin, whereby Jonathan knew that it was de- quired hatte. cernined of his fa: her to lay David.

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Davidin Adullam,

I. Samuel

Sauls cruelty. of Elah, behold, it is bere wrapt in a cloth be 10 Andhe enquired of the LORD for him,and hinde the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it, gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of for there is no other fave that, here. Ani David Goliath the Philistine. faid, Tbereis none like that, give it me.

1. Then the king lent to call Ahimelech the 10 I And David arute, and Med that day priest, the fon of Ahitub, and all his fathers for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king house, the priests that were in Nub: and they of Gath:

came all of them to the king. 11 And the servants of Achish said unto him, 12 And Saul fàid, Hear now, thou fun of AIs not this David the king of the land ? did they hitub: and he answere:t, f Here I am, my lord. + Heb. not fing one to another of him in dances, saying, 13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye con

behold * Saul hath sain his thousands, and David his fpired against me, thou, and the son of Jeffe, in 78 7. and ten thousands.

that thou hastgiven him bread, and a livors, and 29.3.

12 And David laid up these words in his heart, haft enquired of God for him, that he should rise and was fore afraid of Achish the king of Gath: againit me to lie in wait, as at this day..

13 And he changed his behaviour before then, 14 Then Ahimelech aniwered the king, and

and feigned himleif mad in their bands, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy ler11 O! 11 icrabled on the doors of the gate, and let his vants,as David,which is the kings fun in law and fpittle fall down upon his beard.

goeth at thy bidding, and is honorable in thine O OT,

14 Then faid Achish unto his feryants, Lo, house? playetler ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have 15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for The mad ye brought him to me?

him? be it far from me : let not the king im15 Have I need of mad men, that ye have pute and thing unto his servant, nor to all the brought this fellow to play the mad man in my house of my father : for thy fervant knew no

+ Heb. prelence:shalí this fellow come into mine huule? thing of all this: f lefs or more.

little of CH AP. XXII.

16 And the king laid, Thou shalt surely die, great. I Companies resort unto David at Adullam. 3 A Ahimelech, thou and all thy fa hers houle.

Mizpeh be commendett his parents unto the 17.1 And the king laid unto the yt foomen guardi
king of Moab: 5 Admonished by Gad, be co- that stood about hin, Turn,and slay the priests of
merb to Haverb. 6 Saul going to pursue bim, the LORD, becaule their hand allo is with David,
complaine-h of bis Servants unfaithfulness. 9 and because they knew when he fed, and did not
Doeg accusēcó Abimelech. 11 Saul command- Thew it to me. But the fervants of the king
eth to kill be priests. 17 The footmen refusing, would not put forth their hand to fall upon the
Doeg erecutethit. 20 Abiatbar escaping;bring- priests of the LORD.
erb David the news.

18 And the king laid to Doeg, Turn thou and
Avid therefore departed thence, and esca- fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite

to ,
brethren, and all his fathers huule heard it, they on that day four core and five perlons that did
went down thither to him.

wear a linen ephod.
2 And every one that was in distress and every 19 And Nob the city of the priests smote he
# Heb. one that t was in debt, and every one that was with the edge of the sword, both men and wo-
has a cre. + difcuntented, gathered themelves unto him, men,children and fucklings, and oxen,and alles,

and he became a captain over them: and there and sheep, with the edge of the sword. + Heb. bitter of were with him about four hundred men.

20 | And one of the fons of Ahimelech, the Soul.

3 | And David went thence to Mizpeh of fun of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled
Moab, and he said unto the king of Moab, Let after David:
my father and my mother, I pray thee, coine 21 And Abiathar fhewed David, that Saul had
forth, and be with you, till I know what Gud Nain the LORDS priests.
will do for me.

22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew ic
4. And he brought them before the king of that day,when Does the Edomite pous there, that
Moab, and they dwelt with hin all the while he would lirely tell Saul : I have occafioned the
that David was in the hold.

death of all the perfons of thy fathers house.
5.1 And the prophet Gad said unto David, 23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that
Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee in feeketh my life, feeketh thy life: but with me
to the land of Judah. Then David departed, and thou shalt be in lateguard.
came into the forest of Hareth.

6 9 When Saul heard that David was disco. 1 David, enquiring of the Lord by Abiathar, res
vered, and the men that were with him: (now scuetb Keilah. 7 God shewnig bim tbe coming of
Saul abode in Gibeah undera | tree in Ramah, Saul, and the treacbery of the Keilites, be esca-

having his spear in his hand, and all his ter: peib from Keilah. 14. In Zipb Jonatban com-
vants were standing about him)

eth and comfortech bim. 19 Tbe Zipbites dif 7 Then Saul faidun:o his fervants that stood a cover him to Saul. 25 At Maon he is rescued Heb. bout hirn,hcar now,yet Benjamites, will the lon from Saul by the invasion of the Pbilistines, 29 (ont of of Jelle give every one of you fields, and vine He dwelleth at Er-gedi. Jenini

yards, and make you all caplains of thousands, Hen they told David, saying, Behold, the cap. 9.1. and capiains of hundreds :

1 Philistines fight againft Keilah, and they 8. That all of you have conspired against me, rob the threshing Hours. # Heb. and tbere is none that + jeweth me that my 2. Therefore David inquired of the LORD, say

ton harh made a league with the son of Jelle, ing, Slalll go and fmite thete Philistines ? Ard eh wine and there is none of you that is forry for me, or the LORD laid unto David, Go, and limite ihe

Meweth unto me, that my lon hath ftirred Philitiines, and lave Keilah.
up my fervant against me : io lie in wait, as at 3 And Davids men taid unto him, Behold, we
this day

be afraid here in Judah : how much more then
9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite (which if we come to keitah against the arnues of the
was let over the lervants of Saul) and laid, I Philistines ?
faw the son of J-Te coming to Nub, to Alime-


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Davidscscape from Kcilah. Chap. xxiv.

He cutteth off Sauls skirt,
rile. eu down to Keilah : før I will deliver the throughout all the thousands of Jidah.
Phililtines into thine hand.

24. And they arole and went to Ziph before
5 Su David and his men went to Keilah, and Saul : but David and his men were in ihe wilder-
fought with the Philistines, and brought a- dernels of Maon, in the plain on the fouth of
way their cattel, and fmote them with a great | Jelimon.
Daughter : fo David faved the inhabitants of 25 Saul alfo and his men went to seek bimsand

they told David: wherefore he came down into 6 And it came to pass when Abiathar the fon a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maun, Chap

of Ahimelech * Aed to David to Keilah, that he and when Saul heard that, he pursued after Da-
came down witb an ephod in his hand.

vid in the wilderness of Maon.
7 And it was told Saul that David was come 26 And Saul went on this fide of the mount-
14 Aeb.

to Keilah : and Saul faid, God hath † deliveredain, and David and his men on that fide of the Masted himinto mine hand : for he is fhut in, by en- mountain, and David made haite to get away for

tring into a town that hath gates and bars. tear of Saul: for Saul and his men cumpalled! G. fold

8 And Saul called all the people together, to David and his men round abont to take them. war, to go down to Keilah, to beliege David and 27 But there carne a messenger unto

Saul, his men.

Saying, Hafte thee, and come : for the Phili9. And David knew that Saul secretly pra- Itines have t invaded the land.

+ Mebr. ai fed mischief against him, and he said to Abi 28 Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing berad athar the priest, Bring hither the Ephod. after David, and went against the Phililtines : relvee

10 Then laid David, O LORD God of Israel, therefore they called that place ! Selah-lam- upon &c. thy lervant hath certainly heard that Saul feck- mahlekoth.

!! That is eth to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my 29 ! And David went up from thence, and the rock fake.

dwelt in trong holds at En-gedi.
Will the men of Keilah deliver me up in-
to his hand ? will Saul come down as thy fervant

hath heard? O LORD God of [lrael, 1 befeech T David in a cave at En-gedi, having cut off Sauls
thee tell thy servant. And the LORD laid, He skirt Sparetb his life. He skewerb thereby bis ina
will come down.

nocency, 16 Saul acknowledging his fault, too
12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah keth an oath of David and depart:th.
4 Heb.
+ deliver me and niy men into the hand of Saul?

it came to pass when Saul was returned 13 Then David and his men wbich were a- told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilder-after. bout fix bundred, arole, and departed out of Kei- nels of En-gedi. lah, and went whithertoever they could go: and 2 Then Saul took three thousand chofen men it was told Saul that David was escaped from out of all Irael, and went to seck David and his Keilah, and he forbare to go forth.

men upon t the rocks of the wille-goats. + Heb. 14 ( And David abode in the wilderness in 3 And he came to the sheep-cotes by the way, the face of ftrong holds, and renained in a mountain in the where was a cave,and Saul went in to cover his G. wilderness of Ziph: and Saul fought him eve- feet: and David and his men remained in the ry day, but Gud delivered him not into his files of the cave. hand.

4 And the men of Dayid said unto him, Beo 15 And David saw that Saul was come out hoid, the day of which the LORD faid unto thee, to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine of Ziphin a wood.

hand, that thou mayest do to him, as it shall seem 16 | And Jonathan Sauls fon aruse, and went good unto thee. Then David arole, and cut off to David into the wood, and strengthened his the skirt of + Sauls robe privily.

Heb band in God.

5 And it came to pals afterwards that Da- the robe
17. And he said unto him, Fear not, for the vids heart smote hini, becaule he had cut of which
hand of Saul my Father shall not finde thee, Sauls skirt.
and thou shalt be king over Ifrael, and I shall be 6 And he said unto his men, The LORD for-
pext unto thee, and that allo Saul my father bid that I should do this thing unto my niaster

the LORDS anointed, to stretch forth mine
18 And they two made a covenant before the hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of
LORD, and David abode in the wood, and Jona-lithe LORD.
than went to his house.

7 So David † stayed his servants with these + Heb. 19 ] Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to words,and luttered them not to rise againit Saul: carott. Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide hinself but Saul rose up out of the cave and went on his

with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill way. t Heb.

of Hachilah, which is tun the south of u Jelhi 8 David also arose afterward, and went out of on the

mon? Tight

the cave, and cried after Saul, laying, My lord 20 Now therefore, I king, come down acal the king. And when Saul looked behind him, 01. cording to all the defire of thy foul to come David Itouped with his face to the earth, and she wil. down, and our part shall be to deliver him into bowed himlelf. the kings hand.

9 And David said Saul, Wherefore hearest 21 And Saul laid, Blessed be ye of the LORD, thou mens words, saying, Behold, David seeketh for ye have compassion on me.

thy hurt? 22. Gu, I pray you, prepare yet, and know, 10 Behold, this day thine eyes have seen, how 4 Heb. and fee his place where his t haunt is, and who that the LORD had delivered thee to day into Cool fall hath feen him there : for it is told me tbat he mine hand in the cave, and some bade me kill th very subtilly. thee,but * mine eye fpared thee, and I fai

will x 2 Sam. 23 See therefore and take knowledge of all not put forth mine hand against my lord, for 3. 29. the lurking places where he hideth himtelf, and he is the LORD; anvinted.

IP616.80 come ye again to me with the certainty, and I 11 Moreover,my father, fee, yea, see the skirt of will go with you ; and it Mall come to pais, if thy robe in mine hand: for in that I cut of the he be in the land, that I will carch him out skirt of thy robe, and killed thee nut,knɔw thou





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Nabals churlishness.
and sec, that tberer's neither evil nor transgres- ers : now thy shepherds which were with us,
fon in mine hand, and I have not tanned against we thurt them not, neither was there ought

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thee, yet thou hunteft my toul to take it. mitling unto them, all the while they were in

12 The LORD judge between me and thecyand Carmei.
the LORD avenge me of thee : but mine hand 8 Ask the young men, and they will thew
Thall not be upon thee..

thee: wherefore let the young men finde favor
13 As faith the proverb of the ancients, Wick in thine eyes: (for

we come in a good day) give, ednels proctedeth from the wicked : but mine I pray thee, whatsoever cometh

to thine hand, hand Mhall not be upon thee.

untothy feryants, and to thy fon David.
14 After whom is the king

of Hrael come out? 9 And when Davids young men came, they
after whom dost thou purlue? after a dead dog, fpake to Nabal according to all those words in
after a flea.
the name of David, and t ceased.

+ Hebe
15 The LORD therefore be judge, and judge to | And Nabal anfwered Davids servants and

relted. between me and thee, and see, and plead ny said. Who is David ? and who is the fon Of Jeffe ? + Hob. judge. caule, and + deliver me out of thine hand.

There be many fervants now adayes that break 2 Sam.

16'? And it came to pals when David had away every man from his master. 28.19.

made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, u Shall I then take my bread, and my water,
that Saul

faid, Is this thy voice, my ton David ? and my † Aesh that I have killed for my shear- f Heb.
And Saul lift up his voice and wept. Jers, and give it unto men whoin I know noc Naughter.

17 And he laid to David, Thou art more whence they be?
righteous then I : for thou halt rewarded me 12 So Davids young men turned to their way,
good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

and went again, and came and told him all those
18. And thou hast Thewed this day, how that layings.

thou hast dealt well with me : foradinuch as 13 And David said unto his men, Gird ye on Heb. when the LORD had † delivered me into thine every man his sword. And they girded on eveo hand, thou killedlt me not.

ry man his word, and David allo girded on his
19 Forita man finde his enemy, will he let word: and there went up after David about
him go well away? wherefore the LORD re- four hundred men; and two Irundred abude by
ward thee goal, fór that thou hast done unto me the stuff.
this day.

14 | But one of the young men told Abigail
20 And now, behold, I know well that thou Nabals wife, saying, Behold, David sent mellet.-
fhalt furely be king, and that the kingdom of gers out of the wilderness, to falute our master :
Irael shall be established in thine hand, and the railed on them.

1 Hab. 21 Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, 19 But the men were very good unto us, and Hew upon that thou wilt nor cut off my feed after me, and we were not thurt, neither milled we any

thing them. shat thou wilt not destroy niy name out of my as long as we were converlant with them, when , Hebi

th .
fathers houfe.

we were in the fields.
22 And David fware anto Saul, and Saul went 16 They were a wall unto us, both by night
hone : but David and his men gat them up un- and day, all the while we were with them keep-
to the huld.

ing the sheep.

17 Now therefore knows and confider what
+ Samuel dietb. 2 David in Paran Jendeth to thou wilt do: for evil is determined against
Nebal. 10 Provoked by Nabals courlijmess, pur master, and against all his houshold: for he
be mindetb to destroy bim. 14 Abigail under- lis fucba-son of Belial, that a man cannot speak
standing thereof, 18 ta ketb a present, 23 and to him.
by ber wisdom, 32 paci fiecb David. 36 Nabel 18 9 Then Abigail made hafte, and took two
bearing thereof; dieth. 39 David taketh Abi- hundred loaves and two bottles of wine, and five
gail and Abinoam to be bis vives. 44. Micbat is meep ready dreiled, and five measures of parch-
given to Pbalti.

ed corn, and an hundred clusters of raifins, il| Or
Na Samuel died, and all the Israelites were and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid tbem lungi.
buried him in his house at Ramah. And David 19 And the said unto her fervants, Go on be:
arole, and went down to the wilderness of forem, behold, I come after you ; but she told

hot her husband Nabal.
2 And there was a man in Maon, whose pof. 20 And it was fou as she rode on the ass, that

sessions were in Carmel, and the man was very the came down by the covert of the hill, and be-
great, and he had three thouland sheep and a hold, David and his men came down against her,
thouland goats: and he was fhearing his Meep and she met them
in Carmel.

21 (Now David had said, Surely in vain have
3 Now the name of the man das Nabal, and I kept all that this fellovo hath in the wilder-
the name of his wife, Abigail: and the pas a nels, so that nothing was missed of all that pera
woman of good understanding, and of a beau. Fained unto him, and he hath requited me evil
tiful countenance: but the man pas churlish, for good.

and evil in his doings, and he was t of the house 22 So, and more alfo do God unto the eneCyoick of Caleb.

bmies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to
4.9 And David heard in the wilderness that him by the morning light, any that pilseth a-
Nabal did shear his sheep.

gainst the wall.)
5 And David fent out ten young men, and 23. And when Abigail saw David, The hafted,

David said unto the young men, Get-ye up to and lighted off the als, and fell before David on + Heb.

Carmel, and go to Nabal, and † greet him in her face, and bowed her telf to the ground; ink him lo my name.

24 And fell at his feet and said, Upon me, my 6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in Iord, upon me let this iniquity be, and let thine + Heb. + Heb, prosperity, t Peace be both to thee, and peace be handnuid; I pray thee, speak in thine ; audience, par

It Heb. to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou land hear the words of thine handmaid. pruce, and hast.

25 Let nut my lord, I pray thee, + regard this bis heart. Mine loure

7 And now I have heard that thou hast fhear- man of Belial ever Nabal : for as his name is; fo

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