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But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for
When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he
It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the Lord, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat.
Her rival, however,
Now there was a certain man from
but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah,
Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad?
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
And to heed than the fat of rams.
Now it came about, as she
Then Hannah rose after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of
Now the Lord said to Samuel, “
that the Lord called Samuel; and he said, “
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that
But Hannah replied, “No, my lord, I am a woman
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Wait, and let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak!”
As for Hannah,
Then the sons of Israel said to Samuel, “
She said, “
It came about
Now therefore, take and
So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me now a man who can play well and bring him to me.”
Then Eli said to her, “
Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord, and returned again to their house in
Now then, listen to their voice;
Then Eli answered and said, “
But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “I will not go up until the child is weaned; then I will
Then the people said to Samuel, “
Then the man Elkanah
Now when she had weaned him,
Then Saul said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.” So they went to the city where the man of God was.
So Samuel spoke all the words of the Lord to
It came about, when all who knew him previously saw that he prophesied now with the prophets, that the people said to one another, “What has happened to the son of Kish?
And there was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. Even the garrison and
Samuel said, “Is it not true,
Then he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
So it came about at the time when Merab, Saul’s daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to
As the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp,
Then they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of
When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is severe on us and on Dagon our god.”
Stay with me; do not be afraid, for
Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician,
She said, “Oh, my lord!
Take the ark of the Lord and place it on the cart; and put
He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and
But those who were hungry cease to hunger.
And behold, I will send the lad, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows.’ If I specifically say to the lad, ‘Behold, the arrows are on this side of you, get them,’ then come; for there is safety for you and
But Saul said, “
He said, “
Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But
Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to
As they went up the slope to the city,
For Saul and they and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.”
When the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What does the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” Then they understood that the ark of the Lord had come into the camp.
Watch, if it goes up by the way of its own territory to
So they sent and
They answered them and said, “He is;
Now Saul’s watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin looked, and behold, the multitude melted away; and they went here and there.
A man there said, “Now, who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “
The men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and struck them down as far as below Beth-car.
Now Saul and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in
He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers.
And inherit a seat of honor;
And He set the world on them.
So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the
and the Lord sent you on a
The Lord called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he
He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.
Saul then said, “Thus you shall say to David, ‘The king does not desire any
So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king
And it came about when Samuel was old that
“Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, since the Lord has restrained you from
The charge was
Now the sons of Eli were
So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron the Ekronites cried out, saying, “They have brought the ark of the God of Israel around to
The Philistines were afraid, for they said, “God has come into the camp.” And they said, “
So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David who is with the flock.”
And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took the ark of the Lord and
The cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath; and Israel delivered their territory from the hand of the Philistines. So there was peace between Israel and
Now the people of Beth-shemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley, and they raised their eyes and saw the ark and were glad to see it.
When Saul and his men went to seek him, they told David, and he came down to the rock and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard it, he pursued David in the wilderness of Maon.
Now the Philistines took the ark of God and
Then David came to Saul and
Now a day before Saul’s coming,
“About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and
So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he
Now the ark of the Lord had been in the
Then Samuel said to the people, “Come and let us go to
He said, “What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me.
They put the ark of the Lord on the cart, and the box with the golden mice and the likenesses of their tumors.
Then he himself went to Ramah and came as far as the large well that is in Secu; and he asked and said, “Where are Samuel and David?” And someone said, “Behold, they are at Naioth in Ramah.”
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “
and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords,
Saul thought, “I will give her to him that she may become a snare to him, and
So the Lord called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli discerned that the Lord was calling the boy.
So it came about whenever
Samuel answered Saul and said, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today; and in the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is on your mind.
And Eli said to Samuel, “Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
Woe to us! Who shall deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who smote the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues in the wilderness.
When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place.
After they had brought it around,
When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord
Then all the people said to Samuel, “
Then the men did so, and took two milch cows and hitched them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home.
But if I
Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.”
Saul replied, “
So Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord sent
The Lord said to Samuel, “Behold,
Then Saul said to Ahijah, “
Then Elkanah went to his home at
And the cows took the straight way in the
When they came down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul
The Lord said to Samuel, “
If the man said to him, “They must surely
When all the men of Israel saw the man, they fled from him and were greatly afraid.
He used to go annually on circuit to
Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord,
The men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who is coming up? Surely he is coming up to defy Israel. And it will be that the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and
You must not turn aside, for then you would go after
Then David left his
When it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. So Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also prophesied.
As soon as you enter the city you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because
Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.”
Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.”
Then his return was to
So Saul said to his uncle, “
Moreover, as for me,
Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was
Then Saul said to Samuel, “
So Saul’s servants spoke these words
and to those who were in
Then Saul said to Samuel, “
So all Israel went down to the Philistines, each to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, and his hoe.
Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away
Thereafter Samuel called the
In that day
Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet
And the ark of God was taken; and
The cart came into the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite and stood there where there was a large stone; and they split the wood of the cart and
He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants.
Now Eli was very old; and he heard
Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Please tell me where the seer’s house is.”
He also stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and
Thus the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet the Philistines in battle and camped beside
Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that
And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors and
Then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there.
So the Philistines fought and
Thus the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for the men
So Samuel said to him, “
Thus Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.
So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place.
But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,
Israel and the Philistines drew up in battle array, army against army.
And his mother would make him a little
David rose up and went,
Saul said to the people who were with him, “
Then Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold,
and he said to the sons of Israel, “
Now the Hebrews who were with the Philistines previously, who went up with them all around in the camp, even
David said to Saul, “
Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, “
But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for
Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed on that day, for Saul had
When all the
So it came about on the day of battle that
Then Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and
The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for
Now it came about in those days that
Now a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day with
Nevertheless, the people
When the words which David spoke were heard, they told them
How much more, if only the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found! For now the slaughter among the Philistines has not been great.”
From the day that the ark remained at Kiriath-jearim, the time was long, for it was twenty years; and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord.
But Samuel said, “
Then Saul’s anger burned against Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness?
Then Saul commanded his servants, “Speak to David secretly, saying, ‘Behold, the king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now therefore, become the king’s son-in-law.’”
But David said, “What have I done now? Was it not just a
So the sons of Israel removed the Baals and the Ashtaroth and served the Lord alone.
When you go from me today, then you will find two men close to
But in the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him so that he became as a stone.
Then they told Saul, saying, “Behold, the people are
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in
But Jonathan had not heard when his father put the people under oath; therefore,
If one man sins against another,
Then Saul said to David, “
But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “I will make it with you on this condition,
The men of Beth-shemesh said, “
When Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved him,
Afterward you will come to
(Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, “Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called
and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now
It happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now
No, my sons; for the report is not good
then Saul was even more afraid of David. Thus Saul was David’s enemy continually.
Now the boy
Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him
He said to them, “Why do you do such things, the evil things that I hear from all these people?
As Samuel turned to go,
He had a son whose name was Saul, a
Then Samuel told the people
And she called the boy
Then Eli would
When you saw
Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’” And the people were weary.
When the Philistine looked and saw David,
Here I am; bear witness against me before the Lord and
When he came, behold,
Nevertheless Saul did not speak anything that day, for he thought, “It is an accident,
Then the Lord sent
So the people sent to Shiloh, and from there they carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts
The Philistines drew up in battle array to meet Israel. When the battle spread, Israel was
Then Jonathan said, “
When the people entered the forest, behold,
When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “
Then Samuel said, “Gather all Israel to
Why then do you harden your hearts
So they sent messengers to the inhabitants of
His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and
He took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch, and
But the thing was
Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to
When he mentioned the ark of God,
Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon’s house
Then they said, “What shall be the guilt offering which we shall return to Him?” And they said, “Five golden
So they ran and took him from there, and when he stood among the people,
So you shall make likenesses of your tumors and likenesses of your mice that ravage the land, and
When Eli heard the noise of the outcry, he said, “What does the noise of this commotion mean?” Then the man came hurriedly and told Eli.
Then the one who brought the news replied, “Israel has fled before the Philistines and there has also been a great slaughter among the people, and your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken.”
Now Eli was ninety-eight years old, and
They gathered to Mizpah, and drew water and
Now when the Philistines heard that the sons of Israel had gathered to Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the sons of Israel heard it,
Then he brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its families, and the Matrite family was taken. And Saul the son of Kish was taken; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.
Then the cook
Saul also went
They said, “If you send away the ark of the God of Israel,
Now after Samuel had heard all the words of the people,
And David said, “
The next morning Saul put the people
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “
So the men of the garrison
They struck among the Philistines that day from
He said to him, “Behold now, there is
Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’s wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, for her pains came upon her.
Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, were lost. So Kish said to his son Saul, “Take now with you one of the servants, and arise, go search for the donkeys.”
Then it happened when he turned his back to leave Samuel, God
Then Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who were invited, who were about thirty men.
She said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God was taken.”
The man said to Eli, “I am the one who came from the battle line. Indeed, I escaped from the battle line today.” And he said, “
Why do you
So now, take your stand,
They said, “You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man’s hand.”
But when they arose early the next morning, behold,
Like all the deeds which they have done since the day that I brought them up from Egypt even to this day—in that they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also.
He took a yoke of oxen and
Then you will go on further from there, and you will come as far as the
When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold,
Then the messengers came
As they were going down to the edge of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Say to the servant that he might go ahead of us and pass on, but you remain standing now, that I may proclaim the word of God to you.”
When they came to the land of
Now behold, Saul was coming from the field
Jonathan then answered Saul, “
Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was hurrying to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men
Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad was with him.
Then Samuel said to the people, “It is the Lord who
Then the men of Jabesh said, “
And they arose early; and at daybreak Samuel called to Saul on the roof, saying, “Get up, that I may send you away.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.
He passed through
Then Saul said to his servant, “But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is
He said to them, “The Lord is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that
Samuel said to the cook, “
The servant answered Saul again and said, “Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will
I went out after him and
He said to his lad, “
It shall be when these signs come to you,
As he was talking with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine from Gath named Goliath, was coming up from the army of the Philistines, and he spoke
They said to the messengers who had come, “Thus you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have deliverance.’” So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.
and they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hand.
When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad and said, “
“My heart exults in the Lord;
Then David came to
Then Saul and all the people who were with him rallied and came to the battle; and behold,
Now the day came that Jonathan, the son of Saul, said to the young man who was carrying his armor, “Come and let us cross over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on the other side.” But he did not tell his father.
Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and
The servants of Saul reported to him
So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place
So David departed from there and
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land.”
Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will
And insubordination is as
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
Therefore the Lord God of Israel declares, ‘
Now this man would go up from his city
Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants
So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.
Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and
Then they told David, saying, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against
It happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that
Then it happened when David and his men came to
Then Samuel said to Saul, “
When his servants told David these words,
Now go and strike Amalek and
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at
Then he said, “I have sinned;
Now Saul chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul in
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin,
Now there was a man in
But Samuel said, “How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “
So Samuel went back following Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord.
And when the Lord does for my lord according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and
The king sat on his seat as usual, the seat by the wall; then Jonathan rose up and Abner sat down by Saul’s side, but
Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag, the king of the Amalekites.” And Agag came to him
Then David said
this will not
When they entered, he looked at
Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, and
Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying,
Saul took him that day and
Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “
David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, ‘
All the people of the land entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground.
So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with
Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, “Come and let us cross over to the garrison of
Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold,
Now David was
But Jonathan answered Saul his father and said to him, “
And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are these all the children?” And he said, “
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who
Nevertheless, as the Lord God of Israel lives,
Then David said to Abigail, “
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in
Now when Saul had taken the kingdom over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab,
Now it came about on the next day that
Moreover David was greatly distressed because
The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines
Samuel said to Saul, “
Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to
and Ahijah, the
Saul was staying in the outskirts of
After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing?
Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head, and he clothed him with armor.
Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that
When David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “
He came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there was a cave; and Saul
Then Jesse said to David his son, “
It came about the next day, the second day of the new moon, that David’s place was empty; so Saul said to Jonathan his son, “Why has the son of Jesse not come to the meal, either yesterday or today?”
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of
and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you,
So he said to his men, “
So David went out wherever Saul sent him, and
Then Saul said to David, “
So Jonathan told David saying, “Saul my father is seeking to put you to death. Now therefore, please be on guard in the morning, and stay in a secret place and hide yourself.
They took their bones and
So Saul arose and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having with him
He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel and said to them, “Why do you come out to draw up in battle array? Am I not the Philistine and you
So Samuel did what the Lord said, and came to
Then Abigail hurried and
He said to him, “Far from it, you shall not die. Behold, my father does nothing either great or small
Then Samuel went to
Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.”
The men of David said to him, “Behold,
Now there was
As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘
Now afterward David arose and went out of the cave and called after Saul, saying, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him,
All Israel heard
You will see
It came about afterward that
Saul said to
But Saul and the people
You have declared today that you have done good to me, that
Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, “David has sent us to you to take you as his wife.”
Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar
So David received from her hand what she had brought him and said to her, “
The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side while Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with the valley between them.
Now David fled and escaped and came
David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, ‘Behold, David seeks
He said, “In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.
Should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your
Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, “
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding
And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me.”
He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was clothed with scale-armor
Then Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good
Then the priest said, “
Now David and his men went up and raided
And Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), then
David said to Achish, “Very well, you shall know what your servant can do.” So Achish said to David, “Very well, I will make you
Next Jesse made
Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.
David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to
His armor bearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself, and here I am with you according to your
David said to Ahimelech, “Now is there not a spear or a sword
When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and
That first slaughter which Jonathan and his armor bearer made was about twenty men within about half a furrow in an acre of land.
For if a man
Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul came to
This will be
Then Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered. Now
Then Saul summoned the people and
Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the Lord; and his name was
(now the man’s name was Nabal, and his
Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech
But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that
It was told Saul, saying, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.”
Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn around and
The priest answered David and said, “There is no ordinary bread
Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this one to act the madman in my presence? Shall this one come into my house?”
So David arose and crossed over, he and
Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for
‘Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands’?”
Moreover the Lord will also give over Israel along with you into the hands of the Philistines, therefore tomorrow
Then David inquired of the Lord once more. And the Lord answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for
and that all this assembly may know that
Saul’s servants then said to him, “Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.
Then Jesse called
So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And
Saul said to his servants who stood around him, “Hear now, O Benjamites! Will the son of Jesse also give to all of you fields and vineyards?
You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and
If it please my father to do you harm,
The Philistine came
Now when Saul saw David going out against the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is
As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and
Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the Lord, who has
Again the Philistine said, “
Then David and his men,
The three older sons of Jesse had
And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground.
And the lords of the Philistines were proceeding on by hundreds and by thousands, and
But the people said to Saul, “Must Jonathan die, who has
But Samuel said, “
Then the king sent someone to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father’s household, the priests who were in Nob; and all of them came to the king.
The name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And
Now Achish said, “Where have you
He also had bronze
I will shoot three arrows to the side, as though I shot at a target.
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and
Then David said, “O Lord God of Israel, Your servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account.
When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
Then David said to Abiathar, “I knew on that day, when
Then Jonathan climbed up on his hands and feet, with his armor bearer behind him; and they fell before Jonathan, and his armor bearer put some to death after him.
Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand.
Then Jonathan said, “
If I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness of the Lord, that I may not die?
But Nabal answered David’s servants and said, “
Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me?
So Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?” And Michal said to Saul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go!
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.
Then David said to Ahimelech
Then Saul became very angry, for this saying
Jonathan made David vow again because of his love for him, because
Jonathan said to David, “
The king said to her, “Do not be afraid; but what do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a
When both of them revealed themselves to the garrison of the Philistines, the Philistines said, “Behold,
David answered the priest and said to him, “
David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” And David took them
But David said to Saul, “
When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “
But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for
If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run to
Now Saul had given
Then he said to all Israel, “You shall be on one side and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side.” And the people said to Saul, “Do what seems good
But the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father’s household!”
Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for
Therefore, Saul said to the Lord, the God of Israel, “
Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O Lord God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant.” And the Lord said, “He will come down.”
But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, “Behold, David sent messengers from the wilderness to
Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to
When there was war again, David went out and fought with the Philistines and
Then he turned
Please do not let my lord
therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.”
Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that
Saul said, “Disperse yourselves among the people and say to them, ‘Each one of you bring me his ox or his sheep, and slaughter it here and eat; and do not sin against the Lord by eating with the blood.’” So all the people that night brought each one his ox
When the messengers entered, behold, the
Then Jonathan said to him, “
This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the
They gave him a piece of fig cake and two clusters of raisins, and he ate;
The Philistine said to David, “
Now therefore, what
Thus he said to him, “
Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley.
Your servant has
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David
They put his weapons in the
So David said to Jonathan, “Behold, tomorrow is
Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever
Therefore Saul removed him from
The one crag rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.
Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.
Then Jonathan said to David, “The Lord, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if there is good feeling toward David, shall I not then send to you and
When you have stayed for three days, you shall go down quickly and come to the place where you hid yourself on that eventful day, and you shall remain by the stone Ezel.
When it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, “God has
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “
But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more then if we go to Keilah against the ranks of the Philistines?”
Did I just begin
Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and
Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, “Behold,
for he said, ‘Please
So Achish gave him Ziklag that day; therefore
We made a raid on
Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul vowed, “As the Lord lives, he shall not be put to death.”
So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines; and he led away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. Thus David delivered the inhabitants of Keilah.
It came about on the
So look, and learn about all the hiding places where he hides himself and return to me with certainty, and I will go with you; and if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.”
Saul said, “Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son.” And Jonathan was taken.
And who will listen to you in this matter? For
David had also taken Ahinoam of
But if they
Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a
About ten days later,
Then the commanders of the Philistines
So the Philistines gathered together and came and camped
David then arose and came to the place where Saul had camped. And David saw the place where Saul lay, and
Then Saul went up from
I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak with my father about you;
Jonathan said, “Far be it from you! For if I should indeed learn that evil has been decided by my father to come upon you, then would I not tell you about it?”
Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” And he said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”
Then Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did not eat food on the second day of the new moon, for he was grieved over David because his father had dishonored him.
Then David said to Jonathan, “Who will tell me
Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the Lord said, “
Saul said, “Listen now, son of Ahitub.” And he
David said to his men, “Each of you gird on his sword.” So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about
He acted valiantly and
The men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted and pursued the Philistines
to those who were in
Now the war against the Philistines was severe all the days of Saul; and when Saul saw any mighty man or any valiant man, he
Then Achish called David and said to him, “As the Lord lives, you have been upright, and
Now therefore, please let my lord the king listen to the words of his servant. If
The Philistine also said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh
Now therefore, know and
Saul then said to him, “Why have you and the son of Jesse conspired against me, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he would rise up against me
and to those who were in
Then Saul said, “
But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him, and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Make the man go back, that he may return
Then Saul sent messengers to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me on
So David went,
Saul said, “May you be blessed of the Lord,
and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great,
Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “
When Saul saw that he was
Now then, do not let my blood fall to the ground away from the presence of the Lord; for the king of Israel has come out to search for
She fell at his feet and said, “On me
Saul said, “
that David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and
Then Abishai said to David, “Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spear
Then the commanders of the Philistines said, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, “Is this not David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel,
Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not
And Jonathan called after the lad, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s lad picked up the arrow and came to his master.
So David and Abishai came to the people by night, and behold, Saul lay sleeping inside the circle of the camp with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people were lying around him.
Go now, make more sure, and investigate and see his place where his
Shall I then
Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the Lord.
Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, “Go, bring them to the city.”
So David sent ten young men; and David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel,
Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the Lord has departed from you and has become your adversary?
Jonathan said to David, “Come, and let us go out into the field.” So both of them went out to the field.
Then Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all these words. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as
So Achish believed David, saying, “He has surely made himself odious among his people Israel; therefore he will become my servant forever.”
And David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men,
But the woman said to him, “Behold, you know
The Lord has done
and thus you shall say, ‘
Then Saul immediately fell full length upon the ground and was very afraid because of the words of Samuel; also there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no
For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who
When he had brought him down, behold, they were
So when David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and
Then David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his weapons in his tent.
The woman had a
Is this not David,
‘Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands’?”
But David pursued, he and four hundred men, for
Then Saul said to Jonathan, “
Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, “Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul.”
Saul said, “
Then Saul said to David, “
They cut off his head and stripped off his weapons, and sent them
This thing that you have done is not good. As the Lord lives, all of you
David also said, “As the Lord lives,
David said to him, “To whom do you belong? And where are you from?” And he said, “I am a young man of Egypt, a servant of an Amalekite; and my master left me behind when I fell sick three days ago.
Then all the wicked and worthless men among those who went with David said, “Because they did not go with
Then Saul recognized David’s voice and said, “
Ask your young men and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we have come on
But the lad was not aware of anything; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.
But Achish replied to David, “I know that you are pleasing in my sight,
When David’s young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all these words in David’s name; then they waited.
Then David said to Achish, “If now I have found favor in your sight, let them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, that I may live there; for why should your servant live in the royal city with you?”
David called to the people and to Abner the son of Ner, saying, “Will you not answer, Abner?” Then Abner replied, “Who are you who calls to the king?”
So David had
So David took the spear and the jug of water from beside Saul’s head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because
When Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart trembled greatly.
So David said to Abner, “Are you not a man? And who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not guarded your lord the king? For one of the people came to destroy the king your lord.
So David’s young men retraced their way and went back; and they came and told him according to all these words.
Saul camped in the hill of Hachilah, which is before
Then David and the people who were with him
The number of days that David lived in the country of the Philistines was
She brought it before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they arose and went away that night.
But he refused and said, “
and to those who were in Racal, and to those who were in the cities of
and to those who were in
Thus Saul died with his three sons, his armor bearer, and all his men on that day together.
When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.
It came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.
When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, with those who were beyond the Jordan, saw that the men of Israel had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned the cities and fled; then the Philistines came and lived in them.
Now David had said, “Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has
The woman came to Saul and saw that he was terrified, and said to him, “Behold, your maidservant has
So it has been from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.
Then David said to him, “Will you bring me down to this band?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring you down to this band.”
He also said, “
Then David crossed over to the other side and stood on top of the mountain at a distance with a large area between them.
Then David said, “You must not do so, my brothers, with what the Lord has given us, who has kept us and delivered into our hand the band that came against us.
Now I have heard
So David arose early, he and his men, to depart in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.
David sent out spies, and he knew that Saul was definitely coming.
Saul vowed to her by the Lord, saying, “As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing.”
Now behold, as your life was
She said to her young men, “
David did not leave a man or a woman alive to bring to Gath, saying, “Otherwise they will tell about us, saying, ‘So has David done and so has been his practice all the time he has lived in the country of the Philistines.’”
Now then arise early in the morning
David replied, “Behold the spear of the king! Now let one of the young men come over and take it.
But nothing of theirs was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that they had taken for themselves;
The sons of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines and plundered their camps.
David said to Achish, “
Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.
So now also, please listen to the voice of your maidservant, and let me set a piece of bread before you that you may eat and have strength when you go on your way.”
The king said, “You inquire whose son the youth is.”
Now therefore return and go in peace, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines.”