anointed. Now get the spear and water jug that are near his head, and
So David took the spear and water jug near Sauls head, and they
left. No one saw or knew about it, nor did anyone wake up. They were
all sleeping, because the LORD had put t
Maon. When Saul heard this, he went into the Desert of Maon in
pursuit of David.
Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his
men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul
and his forces were closing in on Davi
Even my father Saul knows this. 18 The two of them made a
covenant before the LORD. Then Jonathan went home, but David
remained at Horesh.
The Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, Is not David
hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on th
The king then ordered Doeg, You turn and strike down the
priests. So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day
he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. 19 He also put to
the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and w
Keilah surrender me to him? Will Saul come down, as your servant
has heard? LORD, God of Israel, tell your servant.
And the LORD said, He will.
Again David asked, Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me and
my men to Saul?
And the LORD said, They will
Saul said to him, Why have you conspired against me, you and the
son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for
him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he
Ahimelek answered the king, Who o
Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. And
Saul was seated, spear in hand, under the tamarisk tree on the hill at
Gibeah, with all his officials standing at his side. 7 He said to them,
Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse
this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man
come into my house?
David at Adullam and Mizpah
22 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his
brothers and his fathers household heard about it, they went down to
When David had fled and made his escape, he went to Samuel at
Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and
Samuel went to Naioth and stayed there. 19 Word came to Saul:
David is in Naioth at Ramah; 20 so he sent men to capture him. But
said[j] to you, I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal
with as you wish. Then David crept up unnoticed and cutoff a
corner of Sauls robe.
Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a
corner of his robe. 6 He said to his
that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of
wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are
hunting me down to take my life. 12 May the LORD judge between you
and me. And may the LORD avenge the wrongs you have done to me
had lain down. Saul was lying inside the camp, with the army
encamped around him.
David then asked Ahimelek the Hittite and Abishai son of
Zeruiah, Joabs brother, Who will go down into the camp with me to
Ill go with you, said Abishai.
Please forgive your servants presumption. The LORD your God
will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because you fight
the LORDs battles, and no wrongdoing will be found in you as long
as you live. 29 Even though someone is pursuing you to ta
you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, not one male belonging
to Nabal would have been left alive by daybreak.
Then David accepted from her hand what she had brought him and
said, Go home in peace. I have heard your words and granted your
had just said, Its been uselessall my watching over this fellows
property in the wilderness so that nothing of his was missing. He has
paid me back evil for good. 22 May God deal with David,[m] be it ever
so severely, if by morning I leave alive one male
four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with
One of the servants told Abigail, Nabals wife, David sent
messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but
he hurled insults at them. 15 Yet these men
Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is
Now I hear that it is sheep-shearing time. When your shepherds
were with us, we did not mistreat them, and the whole time they were
at Carmel nothing of theirs was missing. 8 A
But Davids men said to him, Here in Judah we are afraid. How
much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!
Once again David inquired of the LORD, and the LORD answered
him, Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines
kingdom of Israel will be established in your hands. 21 Now swear to
me by the LORD that you will not kill off my descendants or wipe out
my name from my fathers family.
So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but
David and his men wen
The priest replied, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you
killed in the Valley of Elah, is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the
ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no sword here but that one.
David said, There is none like it; give it
mission I am sending you on. As for my men, I have told them to
meet me at a certain place. 3 Now then, what do you have on hand?
Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find.
But the priest answered David, I dont have any ordinary bread on
When the attendants told David these things, he was pleased to
become the kings son-in-law. So before the allotted time
elapsed, 27 David took his men with him and went out and killed two
hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They count
the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those
gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that
the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORDs, and he will give all of
you into our hands.
As the Philistine moved closer
kept David with him and did not let him return home to his
family. 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved
him as himself. 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave
it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his b
Ekron. 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines,
they plundered their camp.
David took the Philistines head and brought it to Jerusalem; he put
the Philistines weapons in his own tent.
As Saul watched David going out to meet the
Saul replied, You are not able to go out against this Philistine and
fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from
But David said to Saul, Your servant has been keeping his fathers
sheep. When a lion or a bear came a
I cannot go in these, he said to Saul, because I am not used to
them. So he took them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand,
chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of
his shepherds bag and, with his sling in his hand, approac
David asked the men standing near him, What will be done for the
man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel?
Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of
the living God?
They repeated to him what th
Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See
how your brothers are and bring back some assurance[z] from
them. 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of
Elah, fighting against the Philistines.
Early in the
law? 19 So[ac] when the time came for Merab, Sauls daughter, to be
given to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah.
Now Sauls daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they
told Saul about it, he was pleased. 21 I will give her to