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own place. 47 | So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies, on ever side, against Moab, and against the children 9 Ammon, and against É. and against the of of Zobah. and against the Philistines : #.whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed 48 And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered. Israel out of the hands of them that ogo them. Now, the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchi-shua; and the names of his two daughters or these; the name of the ;o. and the name of the younger lchai: 50 And the name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz; and the name of the captain of his host was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul’s uncle. 51 And Kish was, the father of Saul; and Neo the father of Abner was the son of Abies. .52 And there was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any j man, or any valiant man, he took

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I. SAMUEL.

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in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set him u a place, and is gone about, and passed on, gone down to Gilgal. And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LoRD : I have performed the commandment of the Lord. . . And Samuel said, What meaneth, then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowlin o: 9xen which I hear? # And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the t of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed. 16 }. Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. . 17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own jo wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed ee king over Israel? 18 And the LoRp sent thee on a journey, and said, Go, and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. 19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LoRD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst eyil in the sight of the Lord P And Saul said. unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which, the LoRD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. . 21 §§ the people took of the spoil, sheep, and oxen, the chief of the things, which should haye n utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LoRD | God in § ? And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in o and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams: - For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. thou, hast rejected, the word of the LoRD, he hath also rejected thee from being

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rent. 28 And Samuel said unto him, The LoRp. hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine that is better than thou. 29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should

repent. §ohen he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pra thee, before the #: of m people, and before Israel, and turn, again, wi me, that I may worshi the LoRp ogo. i Š Samuel, turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LoRI. . 32 TThen said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Aga game unto him delicately., And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past, 33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thymother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lorp in Gilgal. en Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul. 35, And, Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his de; nevertheless Samuel

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mourned for Saul; and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel. ChapTER XVI. 1 Samuel sent by God, under pretence of a sacrifice, cometh to Beth-lehem, 6 His human judgment is reproved. -11. He anointeth David, 15 Saul sendeth for David to quiet his evil spirit. A No the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing, I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thy †. with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons: --2"And Samuel said, How can, I go? if Saul #. it, he will kill me. And the Tord said, #. heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee. 4 And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Beth:lehem. . And the elders of the §: o o; his coming, and said, Comest ou peaceably 5 *...* he said, Peaceably: I am come to sac: rifice unto the Lord : sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice... And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice. . . 6 *| And it came to #. when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the ionos anointed is before him. 7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature: because"f have refused him: for the for socii, not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. - 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this. 9 Then Jesse made Shammah, to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen

1s. 10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel: and Samuel said unto Jesse, The o hath not chosen these. 11 And Samuel said unto, Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and behold, he keepeth the eep. muel, said unto Jesse, Send and otch him: for we will not sit down till he come

rther. 12 And he sent, and lso him in. , Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him; for this is he. .

13. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren : and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from ; forward. So Samuel rose up, and went

to Ramah. - 14 T.But the Spirit of the Lorp departed m Saul, and an evil spirit from the LoRD troubled him. - 15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man who is a cunning player on an harp; and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon , that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. - - 17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. 18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemité, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and dent in matters, and a comely person, and LoRD is with him. 19 of Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which

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2) And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, . and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

21 David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.

And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David I pray thee, stand before me; %. fo hath found fayour in my sight. - And, it came to pass, when the evil spirit n Saul, that David, took an harp, and played with, his hand: so, Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. CHAPTER XVII.

1 The armies of the Israelites and Philistines

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by faith, he so the giant. 55 Saul taketh. notice of David. Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which }.}". Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gath. ered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. --- - - 3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on #: other side; and there was availey between henn. 4 T And there went out a champion out of the eamp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5 And he an helmet of brass, upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousan shekels of brass. 6, And he had greayes of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. 7, And the staff of his spear, was like a weayer's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him. And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, y are ye come out to set your battle in array ? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you . a man for you, and let him come down

me. 9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me; then will we be your servants: but if I prewaii against him .# kill him, then shall yè be our servants, and serve us. 10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight §. 11. When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid. ... 12 || Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, whose name was Jes. se; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of

ul. 13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle; and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were, Eliab the first-born, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. 4 And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul. out David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Beth-lehem. . 16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days. And Jesse said unto Dayid his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched . corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp. to thy brethren: 177

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18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the j. tain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge. Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. - - 20.1. And David rose up early in the morning and left the sheep with No. and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle, 21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army. 22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and snited his brethren. 23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champions the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Phi. listines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them. 24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. 25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye, seen this man that is come up 2 surely to defy Israel is, he, come up ; and it shall, be, thqt, the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him, his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel. 26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that'killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach, from, Israel?, for who is, this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? - And the people, answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man thojijeti, iii. 28 Ts And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against Dayid, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for i. art come down that thou mightest see the battle. . 29. And David snid, What have I now done? Is there not a cause? 30 is And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner; and the people answered him again after the former Inanner. 31 And when the words, were heard which Dayid spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him. . 32 T.And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and o with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him : for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth, 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And fwent ot after him and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36 Thy servant slew both, the lion and the benr: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the payw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee. 38 is And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass spon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his ar. mour, and he assayed to go : for he had not proved it... And I)avid said unto Saul, I cannot with these, for I have not proved them. %d David put them off him. . . . 40 And he took his staff in his hand, and

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chose him five smooth stones out of the brook and put them in a o bag which he had, even, in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: nd he drew near to the Philistine. 41 And the Philistine came on, and drew near unto Dayid ; and the man that bare the shield went before him. --- - 42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair counte

nance. 43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest, to me with staves? and the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 And the Philistine said to David. Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the airs and to the beasts of the field. .. 45 shen said "ijavid to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will sphite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day untg the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 And all this assembly shall, know that the LoRD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands. --- - 48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that food hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistiné. - - 49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and o it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. . - --- - - 50. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine and, slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. 51. Therefore David ran and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head there with. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they

fied. 5? And the men of Isrnel and of Judah arose and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. "And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. 3 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents, . --54 And Dayid took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his ar. mour in his tent. 55. T. And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said, unto Abner the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is, this outh? And Abner said, .is thy soul liveth, O ing, I cannot tell..., 56 And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is. . 57. And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. - 58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethhemite. CHAPTER XVIII. 1 Jonathan loveth David. 5 Saul envieth his praise, 10 seeketh to kill him in ois; , 12 feareth him for his good success, 1 #: him his daughters for a snare. , 22 David persuaded to be the king's son-in-law, giveth

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Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants. 6 And it came to pass as they came, when yid was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with in. struments of music. 7 And the women, answered, one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and favid his ten thousands. 8 And Saul was very wrpthi, and the saying displeased him.; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom P 9 Saul eyed David from that day and for.

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lin. 16 But all Isrnel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them. 17 TI.And Saul said to David, Behold, my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou'valiant for me, and fight the orp's battles. . For Saul said, Let not mine land be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be }. him. 18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father’s family in israel, that ishould be son in-law to the king? is out it came to pass at the time when Ší. rab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife. 20 Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved Dnyid: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased

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seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly es. teemed P 24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David. 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king, desireth, not any dowry, but an hun: dred foreskins of the Philistines, to be aveng of the king's enemies. But Saul, thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philis

times. 26 And when his servants, told, David, these words, it pleased, David well to be the king's son-in-law; and the days were not expired. 27 Wherefore David arose and went, he, and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and, David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law... And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife. 28 T.And Saul saw j knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him. 29 And Saul was yet, the more afraid of David; and Saul became David’s enemy continu

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CHAPTER XIX.

1 Jonathan discloseth his father’s purpose to kill David, He persuadeth his father to reconciliation. 8 By reason of David’s good success in a new war, Saul’s, malicious rage breaketh out against him. 12 JMichal deceiv6th her father with an image in David’s bed. David cometh to Samuel in .Naioth. 20 Saul’s messengers sent to take David, 22 and Saul himself, prophesu.

ANR Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to * all his servants, that they should killion.

vid. 2. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David : and Jonathan , told, David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now there. fore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the §: and abide in a secret place, and hide seil : 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee. 4 's And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David ; be: Cause he hath not sinned’ against thee, and bonuse his works have been to thee-ward very

ood : g 5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thousawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause ? 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, Jis the Lord liveth, he shall not be slain. 7 And, Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed him all those oft And . Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past. 8 of And there was war again : ... nnd David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. - 9 And the evil spirit from the LoRD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand; and David played with his hand. 10 And Soul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin : but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, and he smote the juvelin into the wall; and David fled, and escaped that

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saying. If thou save not thy life to-night, tomorrow thou shalt be slain. 12, TI So Michal let David down through a window; and he went, and fled, and escaped. 13, And Michal took an image, and laid it, in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth. 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick. 15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring that I may slay him. 16 And, when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in , with a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster. 17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine ene: my, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee? 18 is So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth. 19.And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, Dawid is at Naioth in Ramah. 20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the mes“Fo of Saul, and they also prophesied. And when, it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and *g Ho: also. hen went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David P And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. 23.And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God, was upon him also, and e went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 And he strip off his clothes also, and rophesied before Samuel, in like manner, and ay down naked all that day and all that night. herefore they say, Is Saul also among the

prophets? CHAPTER XX. 1 David consulteth with Jonathan for his safety. 11 Jonathan and David renew their covenant,by oath. 18 Jonathan’s token to Daoid; 24 Saul, missing. David, seeketh to kill Jonathan. Jonathan lovingly taketh his leave of David. ANP David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done?, what is mine iniquity? and what is #. ;in before thy father, that he seeketh my are

2, And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or smail,"but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found race in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonaan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death. . 4 Then said Jonathan unto, David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for

5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to: morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat.: but let me go, that *: hide myself in the field unto the thirdo, at even. 6 If thy father at all miss met then say, David earnestly asked leave of me, that he might run to Beth-lehem, his city:... for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family. 7 If he say thus,. It is well; thy servant shall ve, peace; but if he be, yery wroth, then be tevil is determined by

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8 Therefore, thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the Lord with thee: notwithstanding, if there, be, in me iniquity, slay me #:3 for why shouldest thou bring me to thy ather 9 And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly that evil were determined o § so o come upon thee, then would not tell it thee : 10 Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell .# or what if thy father answer thee roughly Fo And Jonathan said unto David, Come and let us f; out into the field. And they went out both of them, into the field. 12 And Jonathan said unto David, O Lorn God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to-morrow, any time, or the third dau, and behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew it

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ther. 14 And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the Lord, that I die

not: 15 But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the Lorn hath cutoff the enemies offsavid every one from the face of the earth. 16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let, the Lord even require it at the handoffavid's enemies. 17. And Jonathan caused David , to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul. . 18. Then Jonathan said to Dayid. To-morrow is the new-moon; and thou shalt be missed, be. cause thy seat will be empty. 19 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel. . And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as o I shot at a mark. 2! And behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find Qut the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them ; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the Lord liveth. But if I say thus unto the young man, Be. hold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way: for the foop hath sent thee away. 23 And as o the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the Lord be be. tween thee, and me for ever.... 24 "So David hid himself in, the field; and when the new-moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat. 25 And the king sat upon his sent, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty. 26 Nevertheless Saul spake not

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- - th be. o him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean. 27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that ñnoi.j's o was empty; and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore conneth not the son of Jesse to ment, neither, yesterday, nor to-day 2 . Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leare of me to go to Beth-lehem: 29. And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother he hath commanded me to be there: and now if I have found, favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my breth. āli herefore he cometh not unto the king’s e.

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