And he said, “Are you really my son Esau?” And he said, “I am.”
David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, ‘ Let no one know anything about the matter on which I am sending you and with which I have commissioned you; and I have directed the young men to a certain place.’
So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.
Now Achish said, “Where have you made a raid today?” And David said, “Against the Negev of Judah and against the Negev of the Jerahmeelites and against the Negev of the Kenites.”
The king said to her, “What is your trouble?” And she answered, “Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.
“Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?
“For your guilt teaches your mouth, And you choose the language of the crafty.
Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.
But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,