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f 16. And the Philistine drew near should defy the armies of the living morning and evening, and presented, God? himself forty days. | 27 And the people answered him
17 And Jesse said unto David his after this manner, saying, So shall son, Take now for thy brethren an it be done to the man that killeth ephah of this parched corn, and him. these ten loaves, and run to the c 28 And Eliab his eldest brocamp to thy brethren: ther heard when he spake unto the o 18 And carry these ten cheeses' men; and Eliab's anger was kindled unto the captain of their thousand, against David, and he said, Wh and look how thy brethren fare, and camest thou down hither 1 and wi take their pledge. whom hast thou left those few sheep g 19 Now Saul, and they, and all in the wilderness? I know thy pride, the men of Israel, were in the valley, and the naughtiness of thy heart; of Elah, fighting with the Phills of thou art come down that thou tines. mightest see the battle. f 20 " And David rose up early in c 29 And David said, What have I the morning, and left the sheep with now dome 1 Is there not a cause ! a keeper, and took, and went, as f 30 " And he turned from him toJesse had commanded him; and he ward another, and spake after the came to the trench, as the host was same manner: and the people an oing forth to the fight, and shouted swered him again after the former or the battle, | manner.
21 For Israel and the Philistines. 31 And when the words were had put the battle in array, army, heard which David spake, they re
hearsed them before Saul: and he
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name, out of the armies of the listine to fight with him: for thou art hilistines, and spake according to but a youth, and he a man of war
the same words: and David heard |f
ment. c 24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid. #: And the men of Israel said, ave ye seen this man that is come up 1 surely to desy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that 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. c 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 re. proach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistille, that he
rom his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, hy servant kept his father's sheep, o came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth : and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. c 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the o out of the paw
of the bear, he will deliver me out
and ruddy, and of a fair counte
44 And the Philistine said to Da-
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 high to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. f 49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang 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. f 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 fled. z 52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wou of the Philistines sell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath. and unto Ekron. 53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistimes, and they spoiled their tents. g 54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent. f 55 " And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said As thy soul liveth, Oking, 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, **** him be
fore 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 Beth-lehemite. CHAP. XVIII. he ND it came to pass, when VA he had made o end of aking unto Saul, that the soul of 3. was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house. 3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle. f 5 T And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and 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. o 6 And it came to pass as they came, when David 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 instruments of music. 7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. e 8 And Saul was very wroth, 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? 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forwa f 10 " And it came to pass on the morrow that the evil spirit from
God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house and David played with his hand, as at other times ; and there was a javelin in Saul's hand. 11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice. f 12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul. 13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand ; aud he went out and came in before the people. f 14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him. 15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them. 17 || 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
Lord's battles. For Saul said, Let not my hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be
upon him. 18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I ? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king 1 19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife. f 20 And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. 1 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son-in-law, in the one of the twain. f 22 || And Saul commanded his servants, * with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love theo: now therefore be the king's son-in-law. c 23 And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king's son-in-law. seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed ! 24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake avid. c 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any .."; but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. 26 And when his servants told avid 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 wi. f 28 And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and
that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved h
him. 29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David's enemy continually. 30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul: so that his name was much set by. CHAP. XIX. f A*. Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. 2. But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David : and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pro, take heed to g
thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself: 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. c 4 || And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works hare been to thee-ward very : 5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel : sawest it, and didst rejoice : wherefore then will thousin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause ! f } And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan ; and Saul sware, 4. Lord liveth, he shall not be slain. 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past. f 8 || And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from
lin. 9 And the evil spirit from the Lond was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand. c 10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall : and David sled, and escaped that night. f 11 Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning; and Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to-night, tomorrow thou shalt be slain. f 12 s. So Michal let David down through a window ; and he went, and fled, and “good. 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. f 15 And Saul sent the messengers
aim to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
% And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, 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 enemy, that he is escaped And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee ? g 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, o, David is at Naioth in Rama
f 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 messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied. 21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also. g 22 Then 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 7 And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. D 23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. f 24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel
in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and . that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the o: !
/AN. David fled from Naioth - in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done what is nine iniquity ? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? And he said unto him, God sorbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, 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 grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan 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. f 4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee. 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 I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even. g 6 If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leare of me, that he might run to Beth-lehem his city : for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family. 7 % he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him. 8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the Loft D with thee : notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father ? h 9 And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly
that evil were determined by my