man of , of ount Ephraim Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph an had children, but Hannah had . And man went out of his city to and to unto the of hosts the two sons of EliHophni and his wife and to all her sons and daughters portions. But unto Hannah he gave a portion, for he loved she went up to the house of the so her wept and not. Then said Elkanah her husband to herHannah why weepest thou? nd why eatest thou not? nd why is heart ? m not I better to thee than ten sons Hannah rose up after they had eaten and drunk. Eli the priest sat upon a by post of the temple of the . And she was in , and prayed unto the and wept nd vowed a vow and said of hosts, if hou wilt look on the of hine handmaid and remember me and not forget hine handmaid, give unto hine handmaid a I will give him unto the all the days of his life and there shall razor come upon his head. And as she continued praying before the , but her voice was not heard. herefore Eli drunkennd said unto her, ow long wilt thou be drunken? ut away from thee. Hannah answered and said my lord, I am a woman sorrowful have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the . Count not thine handmaid a daughter of for out of the abundance of my and grief have I spoken hitherto.
Eli answered and saido in peace the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast
asked of im. she said, et thine handmaid find grace in thy sight.o the woman went
her way, and no more sad. And they rose up early and
before the , and returned and to their house Ramah. And Elkanah his
wife, and the remembered her. a son
and called his name Samuelecause ha asked him of the . And Elkanah and all his
house went up to offer unto the the and his ut
Hannah went not up for she said unto her husbandI will until the weaned, and then I
will bring him, that he may appear before the and there abide for ever. And Elkanah her
husband said hero what seemeth thee arry until thou ha weaned him, only the o the woman and gave her son suck until she weaned him.
And when she had weaned him, with three bullocks and pha of
flour and a bottle of wine, and brought him the house of the in the child
was young. And they slew bullock and brought the to Elind she saidOh my
ord as thy soul liveth my ord I am the woman stood by thee here, praying unto
the or this I prayed, and the hath given me my which I asked of
And Hannah prayed and said heart rejoiceth in the mine horn is in the y mouth is over mine enemies, I rejoice in hy . There is none holy as the there is none either is there any like our God. Talk proudly let out of your mouth for the is a God of knowledge, and with strength. They that were full have hired out themselves for bread, and they that were hungry so that the barren hath borne seven, and she that ha many children is waxed feeble.
The killeth and maketh alive bringeth down to and up. The maketh poor and maketh rich bringeth low and up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to inherit of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the , and e hath set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of is saints the wicked shall silen in darknessor thunder upon them. The shall judge the ends of the and shall give unto is ing and exalt the horn of is anointed. And Elkanah went to Ramah to his housend the minister unto the before Eli the priest.
the sons of Eli were knew not the . the with the people was any man offered the priests came, while the flesh was , a three teeth in his handnd it into the pan kettle, caldron or pot all that the brought up the priest took . o they did unto all came thither. before they the fat, the priests came and said to the man ive flesh to roast for the priest for he will not have boiled flesh thee, but raw. And if any man said unto him, et the fat and then take as much as desirethhe would answer him, thou shalt give it me now I will take it . the sin of the young men was very great before the or the offering of the .
But Samuel ministered before the girded with a linen phod. Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from to when she came up with her husband to offer the . And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and saidhe give thee seed of this woman for lent the . And they went unto their own home. And the visited Hannah that she conceived and bre three sons and two daughters. the Samuel grew the .
Eli was very old and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel, and how they with the women the door of the tabernacle of said unto themhy do ye such things? For I hear your all people.ay my sonsor it is no good report that I heare make the people to . If one man sin against another, hiut if a man sin against the , who ? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the would slay them.he child Samuel grew, and was in favor both with the and also with men.
And there came a man of God unto Eli and said unto himhus saith the I appear unto the house of thy father when they were in Egypt in Pharaos house And I chose out of all the tribes of Israel to be y priest to offer upon ine altar to burn incense, to wear an phod before e And I gve unto the house of thy father all the offerings the children of Israel kick ye y sacrifice and ine offering which I command in , and honorest thy above e, make yourselves fat the of all the offerings of Israel y people? the God of Israel saith: said that house and the house of thy father should walk before e for ever. But now the saith far from e for them that e I will , and they that despise e shall be Behold the days come that I will cut off thine arm and the arm of thy fathers house, that there shall not be an in thine house. And thou shalt see enemy in , in all shall Israel and there shall not be an in thine house of thine house shall die .
And this shall be a sign unto thee that shall come upon thy two sons, Hophni and Phinehs:
in one day they shall die both of them. And I will e up a faithful priest shall do is in
ine heart and in y mindnd I will build him a sure housend he shall walk before ine
anointed for ever. And that left in thine house shall come and to him for a
piece of silver and a of bread, and shall sayut me I pray thee in one
the , that I may eat a of bread.
And the child Samuel ministered unto the before Elind the word of the was precious in those days there was no open vision. And it at that time, Eli in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim that he could not seend the lamp of God went out in the temple of the where the ark of God was he ran unto Eli and saidere am I for thou me. And he said I called not again. And he went and down. And the called againSamuelnd Samuel arose and went to Eli and said am , thou didst call me. And he answeredI called not my son the word of the unto him. And the called Samuel the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said am , for thou call me. Eli perceived that the had called the servant heareth. Samuel went and down in his place. And the came and stood and called as , Samuel, Samuel. Samuel , for hy servant heareth. And the said to Samuelehold, I will do a thing in Israel the ears of heareth it shall tingle. In that day I will perform Eli all I have spoken concerning his house I will an endor I have told him that I will judge his house for everor the which he knoweth, his sons , and he . And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli that the of Elis house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering, . And Samuel lay morning and opened the doors of the house of the .
Samuel feared to shw Eli the vision. Then Eli called Samuel and saidSamuel my son. And he answeredere am. And he saidhat is that said unto thee? hide it not from me. do so to thee, if thou hide from me of all that e said unto thee. And Samuel told him every whit and hid from him. And he is the et im do what seemeth im .
And Samuel grew, and the was with him and let none of his words . And all
Israel from Dan to knew that Samuel was prophet. And the
appeared again in for the imself to Samuel in the word of the
And Samuel all Israel. Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside nd the Philistines pitched in Aphek. And put themselves in array against Israelnd the battle Israel was before the Philistinesnd slew ary the field about four thousand men.
And when the people come into the, the elders of Israel said hath the us before the Philistines? et us fetch the ark of the save us out of the hand of our enemies. the people sent to Siloh, from thence the ark of the of the of hosts which dwelleth between the nd the two sons of Eli, Hophni and with the ark of the of God. And when the ark of the of the came into the , all Israel shouted a shout, so that the earth rang again.
the Philistines heard the noise of the shout they saidhat meaneth the of this shout in the of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the come into the . And the Philistines were afraid, thGod come into the shall deliver us out of the hand of mighty od? the od smote the Egyptians with all plagues in the wilderness. Be strong and yourselves like men, ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you. men and fight And the Philistines fought, and Israel was and fled every man into his tentnd there was a great slaughter, there of Israel thirty thousand footmen. And the ark of God was taken and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and were . And there ran a man of Benamin the and came to Siloh the same day with his clothes rent and earth upon his head. And when came, Eli sat upon a by the wayside for his heart for the ark of God. And the man came and told it all the city cried.
Eli heard the noise of the crying, he hat the noise of th that he could not see. And the man said unto EliI am he that came the and fled the . And he said is , my son? And the messenger answered and saidIsrael fled before the Philistines, and there a great slaughter among the people and thy two sons, Hophni and are dead, and the ark of God is taken. And when he made mention of the ark of God, fell from off backward the gate, and his neck and he died for he was old and he had judged Israel forty years.
And his wife was with child t. And when she heard the
tidings the ark of God, and that her and her husband were dead, she
bowed herself and travailed, for her pains came upon her. And about the time of her death the
women stood her said unto herear not for thou hast borne a son. But she answered
not regard it. And she named the child Ichabod saying departed from Israel the ark of God was taken
And the Philistines took the ark of God and it from the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. And when of Asdod the behold, Dagon upon the earth before the ark of the . And they took Dagon and set him in his place again. And when they early the morning behold, Dagon upon the ground before the ark of the and head and his hands cut off upon the threshold only was left him. neither the priests of Dagon any come into Dagons house tread on the threshold of Dagon in unto this day.
But the hand of the was heavy upon of Asdod, and e destroyed them and smote them with , Asdod and the thereof. And when the men of Asdod saw that it was so, they saidhe ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us, for his hand is sore upon us and upon Dagon our god.hey sent and gathered all the ords of the Philistines unto them and saidhat shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? they et the ark of the God of Israel be carried about. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about. And they had carried it about, the hand of the was the city with a great and e smote the men of the city both small and great and they in their secret . they sent the ark of God to . And as the ark of God came to , the cried out sayinghey have brought the ark of the God of Israel us to slay us and our people.
they sent and all the ords of the Philistines and saidend away the ark
of the God of Israel, and let it go again his own place, that it slay us not our
people. For there was a throughout all the city the hand of God was
there died not were smitten with the
the cry of the city went up to heaven.
And ark of the in the country of the Philistines seven months the Philistines called for the priests and the sayinghat shall we do the ark of the ? ell us we shall send it hey y send the ark of the God of Israel send it not emptyut a trespass offeringhen ye shall be , and it shall be known to you why his hand not from you.
Then said they, hat shall be the trespass offering which we shall him?hey answeredive golden and five golden mice, according to the number of the ords of the Philistines ye shall make images your and images your mice that land, and shall give glory unto the God of Israel ye harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharao hardened their hearts let the people go and
Now therefore make a new cart and take two calves home from them. take the ark of the and it the cart and put the ewels of goldwhich ye him for a trespass offering in a by the side thereof and send it away us this great evil. But if not, then it is not his hand that smote us it was a chance that happened us. And the men did they laid the ark of the upon the cart and the with the mice of gold and the images of their . And the took the straight way to to the right hand to the leftnd the ords of the Philistines went after them the border of .
And they of were reaping their wheat harvest in the valleynd they lifted up their
eyes and the arknd rejoiced s it. And the cart came into the of a Bethsmite, and stood therehere was a great stone. And they the
wood of the cart and offered the a burnt offering unto the . And the Levites took down
the ark of the and the that was , wherein the ewels of gold were and put them
on the great stonend the men of sacrificed th
same day unto the . And when the five ords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to
the same day.hese are the golden which the Philistines for a trespass offering the : for Asdod one for Gaza one for one for
Gth one for onend the golden mice according to the number of all the cities
of the Philistines , even
unto the great stone whereon they set down the ark of the which stone remaineth unto this
day in the field of the Bethsmite. And e the men of , because they
had the ark of the e of the people fifty thousand and and ten
. And the people lamented because the had great slaughter. And
the men of saidho is able to stand before holy Godnd to whom shall
e go from us? And they sent messengers to the of sayingThe
Philistines have brought the rk of the ome down and fetch it up to you.
And the men of came and up the ark of the , and brought it the house of Abinadab and sanctified Eleazar his son to the ark of the it was twenty years and all Israel lamented after the .
And Samuel spke unto all Israel sayingf ye unto the with all your hearts,
then put away the strange ods from among you, and prepare your hearts unto
the and serve im and you out of the hand of the Philistines.hen
the children of Israel put away Baalim and , and served the only.
Samuelather all Israel to , I pray for you unto the . And they gathered
together , and drew water and poured it out before the and fasted day
and said theree have sinned against the . And Samuel judged the children of
Israel .hen the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together
, the ords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel
heard , they were afraid of the Philistinesnd said to Samuelease not to cry unto the
our God for us, that e save us out of the hand of the Philistines. And Samuel took a
sucking lamb and offered it for a burnt offering unto the and cried unto the
for Israel and the heard him. And as Samuel the burnt offering, the Philistines
to against Israelut the thundered a great thunder day upon the Philistines
and them, they were before Israel. And the men of Israel out of
and pursued the Philistines and them until they came under Bethcar.he
Samuel took a stone and it between and Sen, and called the name
stone of help, saying hath the help us.o the Philistines were they came no more into the of Israel the hand of the was the Philistines
all the days of Samuel. the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel to
Israel, from the Israel out of the
hands of the Philistines. there was peace between Israel and the Amorites. And Samuel judged
Israel all the days of his lifend went year year to Bethel and , and
judged Israel in all those placesnd to for there was his house and there he
judged Israel, and there he built an altar unto the .
Samuel was old he made his sons judges over Israel.he name of his was Joel, and the name of second were judges in his sons not his but turned aside after and took and perverted . Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel and said unto himehold, thou art old and thy sons not thy ways. Now make us a king to judge us, all nations. But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, ive us a king us. And Samuel prayed unto the . And the said unto Samuel, the voice of the people in all that they say unto theeor they have not thee, but that I should not reign over them. they have done since I brought them out of Egypt unto this day, have forsaken e and served other ods so do they unto thee. Now therefore hearken unto their voice yet unto them and show them the of the king that shall reign over them. And Samuel told all the words of the unto the people asked of him he saidhis be the of the king shall reign over you: e will take your sons and them his chariots and his horsemen and run before his nd will him captains over thousands and over fifties, and set them to his ground and to his harvest, and to make instruments of war and his chariots. And he will take your daughters your vineyards and your olive , and give them to his servants. And he take tenth of your seed and of your , and give to his and to his servants. And he take your menservants and maidservants and young men, and your asses, and his work take tenth of your sheep and ye shall be his servants. And ye cry out that your king which ye shall have chosen you the will not hear you
Nevertheless the people the voice of Samuel, the a king over us, we be like all nationsnd our king judge us and go
out before us and fight our battles. And Samuel heard all the words of the people and
them in the ears of the . And the said to Samuelearken unto their voice and make
them a king. Samuel unto the men of Israelo every man his city.
Now there was a man of Benjamin name the son of Abiel, the son of Zero the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, among the children of Israel goodlier than he to Saul his sonTake one of the with thee and go seek the sses. And through ount Ephraim and through the land of , found them not. Then they through the land of Salim, and there they were not through the land of , they found them not. when they come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to was with himome let us return, lest my father leave caring for the sses and take thought for us. And he himehold there is in this city a man of God, and ll that he saith cometh to pass. Now let us go thither he show us way we go. Then said Saul to his if we go what shall we bring the man? For bread is spent our and there is present to bring the man of Godhat have we? And the answered Saul again and said I have fourth part of a hat will give the man of God to tell us our way.
Before in Israel when a man went to of God, thus he ome and let us go to the or he that is now called a prophet was called a . Then said Saul to his ell said come let us go.o they went unto the city where the man of God was. And as they up the city, they out to draw water, and said unto thems the here? And answered them, behold, he before you. Make haste now, for he came to the city for the people the ye come into the city, shall find him before he go up to the to eat for the people will not eat until he come, because he bless the nd the eat that bidden. Now therefore get you up for shall find him. And they went up into the citynd when they come into the city behold, Samuel came out them to go up to the hi the had told Samuel a day before Saul came, sayingomorrow this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, shalt anoint to be captain over y people Israel, that he may save y people out of the hand of the Philistines for I have looked upon y people their cry come unto e.hen Samuel saw Saul, the him, the man whom I spke to thee of This same shall reign over y people.
Then Saul to Samuel in the gate, and saidell me I pray thee, where the house isnd Samuel answered Saul and saidI am the o up before me unto the for ye shall eat with me nd tomorrow I will let thee go and will tell thee all that is in thine heartnd as for thine asses that were lost three days, not them, for they are found. And Saul answered and saidm not I a of the smallest tribe of Israel, and my the least of all the of the tribe of Benjamin then speakest thou so to me?
And Samuel took Saul and his and brought them into the and made them sit in the
chiefest place among were bidden were thirty persons. Samuel
unto the cookring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said it thee.
And the cook took up the shoulder and it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel saidehold that which is left it before thee and eat with Samuel that day. And when they come down from the
hi the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the housend they arose early.
And about the of the day Samuel called Saul the top of the house sayingp that I
may send thee away. And Saul arosend they went out both of them, he and
Samuel. And they were of the , Samuel said to Saulid the
before usnd he ut stand thou still , that I may show thee God.
hen Samuel took a of oil and poured it upon his head and kissed him and said the hath anointed thee to be captain over is inheritancehen thou art departed from me, thou shalt two men by in the border of Benjamin at nd they will say unto thee, he asses which thou wentest to seek are found, thy father hath left the care of the sses and sorroweth for you sayinghat shall I do for my son? Then shalt go from thence and shalt come to the of nd there meet three men going to God Bethel one carrying three kids and another carrying three laves of bread and carrying a bottle of wine. And they will salute thee and give thee two laves of bread which thou shalt receive their hands. After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where the Philistinesnd when thou art come thither to the city thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the with a a a pipe and a harp before them and they . And the pirit of the will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them and shalt be turned into another man. And when these signs thee, thou do for God is with thee. And thou shalt go before me to nd behold I will come unto thee to burnt sacrifice peace offerings. even days till I come to thee and show thee what thou shalt do. And so he had turned his to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart and all those came to pass that day.hen they came to the hill behold company of prophets met him and the pirit of God came upon him, and prophesied among them. And all knew him before saw that he prophesied among the prophets, said to hat is unto the son of ? Is Saul also among the prophets? And one of the same place answered and said who is their father? a proverb: Saul also among the prophets? And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the . Sauls said unto him and his hither went ye? And he o seek the asses and when we saw that they were nowhere, we to Samuel. Sauls uncleell me what Samuel said unto you And Saul his unclee told us that the asses were found. But of the kingdom whereof Samuel told him not. Samuel called the people together unto the and said unto the children of Israelhus saith the God of Israel brought out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all kingdoms that oppressed you. And ye have this day your God you out of all your adversities and tribulationsnd ye have said unto im, a king over us. Now therefore before the by your tribes and your thousands. And when Samuel had all the tribes of Israel the tribe of Benjamin was . When he had the tribe of Benjamin by their , the of Mtri was and Saul the son of was nd they sought him he could not be found. they the further the man should come thither. And the answeredehold, he hath hid himself among the . And they ran and fetched him thencend when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from shoulders upward. And Samuel said to all the people ye whom the hath chosen there is none like him among all the And all the people shouted and saidGod the king
Then Samuel told the people the of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book and laid it up before
the nd sent all the people away, every man to his house. And Saul also went home to
. And there went with him a God ha touched. But the children
of saidow shall save us?nd despised him and brought him no presents. he hd .
Then Nahas the Ammonite came and nd all the of Jabes said unto Nahasake a covenant with us and we will serv. And Nahas the Ammonite will I make a covenant with you thrust out all your right eyes upon all Israel. the elders of Jabesive us seven days respite that we may send messengers unto all the of Israel. And then if there no man to us, we will come out to thee. Then came the messengers to Saul and told th tidings in the ears of the peoplend all the people lifted up their voices and wept. And behold Saul came out of the field and hat aile the people weep And they told him the tidings of the men of the pirit of God upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and was . And took a yoke of oxen and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the of Israel by the hands of messengers sayinghosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall his oxen. the fear of the fell the people, and they came out one . And when numbered in Bezek the children of Israel were three hundred thousand and the men of Juda thirty thousand. And they said unto the messengers came, say unto the men of omorrow by th time the hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and showed the men of Jabes, and they were glad. the men of Jabes saidomorrow we will come out unto you, ye do with us all that you. And on the morrow Saul put the people in three nd they came the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the daynd that remained scattered so that two of them were not left together. the people Samuel that saidhall Saul reign over us?ring that we may them Saul saidhere shall no man this day, for today the hath
Then said Samuel the peopleome and let us go to and renew the kingdom there.
And the people went to and made Saul ing before the in Glgal. And there
they peace offerings before the nd there Saul and all the rejoiced
Samuel unto all Israelehold I have your voice in all that ye said unto me and have made a ing king walketh before you. I am old and and behold my sons are with you and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day. Behold here I am me before the and before is anointedhose ox have I taken, or whose ss have I taken? r whom have I ? whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? nd I will restore it you. And they saidhou hast us, nor us, neither hast thou taken any mans hand. said themhe is witness you, and is anointed is witness this day, that ye have found in my hand. And they answered witness. Samuel unto the peoplet is the Moses and Aaron, and brought your fathers out of Egypt. Now therefore stand still, m reason with you before the all the of the which
come into Egypt your fathers cried unto the , the sent Moses and Aaron, brought your fathers out of Egypt and made them dwell in this place. they forgot the their Gode sold them into the hand of captain of of , and into the hand of the hilistines and into the hand of the ing of Moab, fought against them. they cried unto the and saide have sinned, because we have forsaken the and have served Baalim and ut now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies and we will serve hee. And the sent Jerbaal, , Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, ye . And when y saw that Nahas the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, a king shall reign over us, when the your God was your ing. Now therefore behold the ing whom ye have chosen and whom ye have desired voice and not reigneth over you the your God. if ye not the voice of the , but the then shall the hand of the be you a your fathers. Now stand and see this great thing which the will do before your eyess it not wheat harvest I will call unto the , and e shall send thunder and rain perceive and that your wickedness is great which ye have done in the sight of the in asking a ing. Samuel called unto the , the sent thunder and rain day. And all the people said unto Samuelray for thy servants unto the thy God, that we die notor we have
unto the peopleear not. e have done all this wickedness yet
not from the ut serve with all your heart. turn ye after vain
things which cannot deliver, for they are . the will not forsake is
people God forbid that I should sin against the in for you
you the good and right way. Only fear the and serve im tru with all your heart for
great things for you. But if ye shall do wickedly shall both ye and your
when he had reigned two years over Israel, chose three thousand men of Israelwo thousand were with Saul in and ount Bethel, and a thousand with Jonatha in Benjaminnd the rest of the people he sent every man to his . And Jonatha the Philistines in , and the Philistines . And Saul the trumpet throughout all the land sayinget the Hebrews hear And all Israel heard that Saul had of the Philistines, and that Israel the Philistines. And the people after Saul to Glgal.
the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots and
ix thousand horsemen people the sand the in multitudend came up
and pitched in Michmas eastward from Bethaven.hen the men of Israel saw the in a
strait the people were ) hid themselves in caves in in rocks and pits. And the Hebrews went over Jordan the land of Gad and
. Saul was yet in Glgal, and all the people followed him . And he
tarried seven days, Samuel had appointedut Samuel came not to Glgal, and the people
scattered from him. Saul saidring burnt to me and peace offerings. And he
offered burnt . And as soon as he had made an end of offering burnt offering behold,
Samuel camend Saul went him, alute him. Samuel hat hast
thou done? And Saul said, ecause I saw that the people scattered from me, and thou camest
not within the days appointed and that the gathered themselves together said I, he Philistines come down upon me to Glgal, I have made supplication
unto the hast done foolishly hast not kept the commandment of the thy God
which e commanded theeor would the have thy kingdom upon
Israel for ever. But now thy kingdom shall not continue. The hath sought im a man after is
own heart, and hath commanded him to be captain over is people because thou hast not kept
that which the commanded thee. And Samuel arose and from Glgal
Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people were with him, about six hundred men.
And Saul and Jonatha his son and the people were with them in
Benjaminut the Philistines in . And the came out of the of
the Philistines three companies: one company turned unto the way that leadeth to
unto the land of nd another company turned the way to nd
company turned to the way of the that to the alley of Zeboim toward the
wilderness. there was no smith throughout the land of Israelor the Philistines the Hebrews make swords or spears. all down to
the Philistines to every man his there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people were
with Saul and Jonatha Saul and Jonatha his son found. And the
arrison of the Philistines out
the son of Saul said unto young man bre his ome and let us go over to the that on the other side told not his father. Saul tarried in the part of under a pomegranate tree in nd the people were with him were six hundred mennd Ahiah the son of Ichabods brother, the son of Phinehs, the son of Eli, the priest in an phod. the people knew not that Jonatha was gone.
And the by which Jonatha sought to go over unto the the other Seneh. the one northward and the other southward . to the young man bre his ome and let us go over unto the of these uncircumcised said unto himo all that is in thine heart thee I am with thee, heart. Then said Jonathaehold we over unto the men, and ourselves unto themf they say ths usarry until we come to you, then we will stand still and not go up unto them. But if they say ome up unto us, then we will go up for the hath delivered them into our handnd this shall be a sign unto us. And both themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines the Philistines said, the Hebrews come out of the holes where they had hid themselves. And the men of the garrison answered Jonatha and his and saidome up to us, and we will show you a thing. unto his ome up after me, for the hath delivered them into the hand of Israel. And Jonathaclimbed upon hands and feet, and his after him. they fell before Jonatha and his slew after him. And that first slaughter which Jonatha and his made was twenty men within as it were half acre of land. And there was in the host in the field, and among all the people And the watchmen of Saul in Benjamin Then said Saul unto the people with himumber and see who is gone from us. And when they had behold, Jonatha and his were not there. And Saul said unto ring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at th time with the children of Israel. And while Saul talked unto the priest, the that in the host of the hilistines and nd Saul said unto the priestithdraw thine hand. And Saul and all the people were with him, and to battlend behold every mans sword was against his fellow, a great . Moreover the Hebrews were with the Philistines before that time, with Saul and that the Philistines fled, they followed after them in battle.o Israel that daynd the battle unto Bethaven.
And the men of Israel that day Saul adjured the people sayingCursed be eateth any food until , that I may be avenged o mine enemies.o none of the people tasted any . And all the land came to a woodhoney upon the ground. And when the people come into the woodehold, the honey dropped no man his hand to his mouth, the people feared the . But Jonatha heard not when his father the people he put forth the end of the that was in his hand and dipped it in a and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes . Then one of the people and saidhy father the people saying be the man eateth any this daynd the people were faint. Then said Jonathay father hath troubled the landee, mine eyes because I tasted a little of this honeyow if the people had eaten of the spoil of their enemies which they found there not been a much greater slaughter among the Philistines? And they the Philistines that day from to nd the people were faint.
the people the spoil and took sheep oxen and calves, and slew them on the ground and with the blood. Then told Saul sayingBehold the people sin against the in that they eat with the blood. And he saide have oll a great stone unto me among the people and themring every man his ox and every man his sheep, and slay them here and sin not against the in eating with the blood. And the people brought every man his ox hi night and slew them there. And Saul an altar unto the was the first altar that he unto the . And Saul saidet us go down after the Philistines by night and them until the morning, and let us not leave of them. And theo whatsoever . Then said the priestet us hither unto God. And Saul asked of God: hall I go down after the Philistines? ilt hou deliver them into hand? But e answered him not , and know and see this sin this dayor as the liveth save Israel, though it be in Jonatha my son, he shall die
unto all Israele ye on one side, and I and Jonatha my son will be on . And the people said unto Saul what . Saul said unto the God of Israelive perfect . And Saul and Jonatha were , the people escaped. Saulast lots between me and Jonatha my son. And Jonatha was . Then Saul said to Jonathaell me what thou hast done. And Jonatha told him and saidI taste a little honey the end of that was in mine hand, and , I must die.
the people said unto
Saul die hath Israel? God forbid As the liveth,
there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground for he hath wrought with God this day.o the people Jonatha, that he died not.hen Saul from following the
Philistinesnd the Philistines went to their own place.o Saul took the over Israel
and fought against all his enemies on every side: against against the children of
Ammon against against the kings of Zobah and against the Philistinesnd
he turned himself, he and the Amalekites,
and Israel out of the hands of them.he sons of Saul were Jonatha
and nd his two daughters were : the and the
younger Michl. And the name of Sauls wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaznd the
name of captain was Abner the son of Ner Sauls uncle. And was fathernd
Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel. And there was sore war the Philistines all the
days of Saul Saul saw a strong man an, he took him unto him.
Samuel unto Saulhe sent me to anoint thee ing over is people Israel. Now therefore thou the voice of the words of the . Thus saith the of hosts: that which Amalek did to Israel how lay in wait for the way slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, and sheep, camel and ss.
And Saul the people and numbered them in Telaim two hundred thousand footmen and ten thousand men of Juda. And Saul came a city of , and in valley. Saul said unto the Keniteso depart get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them for ye showed Israel when they came out of Egypt. the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
And Saul the Amalekites from of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the of the sheep and of the oxen and and the lambs and all that was good, and would not destroy themut that was and , that they destroyed utterly. Then came the word of the unto Samuel saying that I have Saul kingor he turned from e and hath not performed y commandments Samuel and cried unto the all night. And Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning it was told SamuelSaul cme to Carmel, and set him up a
Saul said unto himBlessed be thou the . I have the commandment of the . And Samuel hat meaneth then th bleating of the sheep in mine ears and the of the oxen which I hear? And Saul saidhey have brought them from the Amalekitesor the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen to sacrifce unto the thy Godnd the we have destroyed.
Samuel said Saul and tell thee what the hath said to me this night. And he said unto himay on. And Samuel saidhen thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israelnd the anointed thee ing over Israel And the sent thee on a journey and said, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites and fight against them until thou not obey the voice of the ut didst the and in the sight of the ?
And Saul said unto Samuel I have obeyed the voice of the and the way which the sent me, and have brought Agag the ing of nd have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. the people took of the spoil, sheep oxen, the of the things which should have been destroyed, to unto the thy God in Glgal. Samuelath the as great in burnt sacrifices as voice ? Behold, to obey is better than , and to than the fat of rams. For is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is and dolatry. Because thou hast the word of the
and thy words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.ow my sin, and with me, that I may worship the . Samuel unto SaulI will not return with thee for thou hast over Israel. And as Samuel turned to go away, he of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbor of thine is better than thou. is not a man, that repent.
Then he saidI have sinned yet honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel,
and with me, that I may Then said SamuelBring ye hither to me Agag
the ing of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him nd Agag said the
bitterness of death . And Samuel saidAs thy sword hath made women childless, so
shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before
the in Glgal.hen Samuel to nd Saul went to his house to
Saul. Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless
Samuel mourned for Saul the repented that e had made ing over Israel.
And the said unto SamuelHow long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have him from reigning over Israel? ill horn with , and I will send thee to the Bethlehemite, for I have e a ing among his sons. Samuel heifer with thee, and say to to the . And call to the , and I will show thee what thou shalt dond thou shalt anoint him whom I unto thee. And Samuel did the nd came to Bethlehem the elders of the town at his coming, and said and come with me to the . And he and his sons, and he looked on Eliab and said the anointed is before im. But the said unto Samuelook not on his on the height of his stature, I have refused him not as man seeth. For man looketh on the outward appearance but the the heart. Then called Abinadab and made him before Samuel. And he saideither hath the chosen this. Then made he saideither hath the chosen . made seven of his sons before Samuel. And Samuel said
here all thy children?nd he said the youngestehold, he keepeth the sheep. Samuel said unto and fetch him for we will not sit down till he come hither. And he sent and brought him in. he was for this is he. Samuel took the horn and anointed him in the of his brethrennd the pirit of the came upon David from that day forward. Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.
But the pirit of the departed from Saul, and an evil spirit , an evil spirit God theeet our ord
command when the evil
spirit God upon thee, that he play with his hand, and thou shalt be .
And Saul said unto his servants me a man play, and bring him to me. Then
answered one of servants and saidBehold, I have seen a son of the , and and a man of war and prudent and ,
and the is with him Saul sent messengers unto and saidend me David thy
son is with the sheep. And took an ass laden with bread and a of wine and a
kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul. And David to Saul and before him and
he loved him he his . And Saul sent to sayinget
David me, for he hath found favor in my sight. And when the spirit God
upon Saul, David took a harp and played with his hand so Saul was refreshed and and the evil spirit departed from him.
Philistines gathered And Saul and the men of Israel against the Philistines. And the Philistines stood on a on one side and Israel stood on a on the other side, and a valley between them. And a out of the of the Philistines named Goliath of Gth, six cubits and a nd had a helmet of brass upon his head, and a coat of mail the weight of coat was five thousand of brass. And he had of brass upon his legs and a of brass his shoulders. And the of his spear was like a weavers beamnd his weighed six hundred of ironnd one bearing a shield went before him.
And he stood and unto the of Israel and said unto them ye come out to battle ? m not I a Philistine, and y servants to Saul? Choose you a man, and let him come down to mef he be able to fight with me and to me, then will be your servantsut if I him and him then shall be our servants and serve us. And the Philistine saidI the of Israel this dayive me a man fight together When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were and greatly afraid. David was the son of Ephrathite of name had eight sonsnd an old man in the days of Saul. And the three eldest sons of went and followed Saul to battlend the names of his three sons went to battle were Eliab the , and next him Abinadab, and the third nd David was the youngestnd the three eldest Saul, David went and from Saul to feed his fathers sheep at Bethlehem. And the Philistine morning and evening, and forty days.
And said unto David his sonake for thy brethren this parched corn and these ten loaves, and run to the to thy brethrennd carry these ten cheeses unto the captain, and look how thy brethren fare, and their pledge. Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in alley fighting with the Philistines. And David rose up early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper, and took and went as had commanded him and came the the host was going and the battleor Israel and the Philistines had of the keeper of the , and ran the and came and saluted his brethren. And as he talked with themehold, there the the Philistine by name, out of the of the Philistines, and spke the David heard . And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, from him and were sore afraid. And mn of Israel said ye this man come great riches, and will give him his daughter and make his fathers house free in Israel.
David to the men stood by What shall be done to the man this Philistine and taketh away the from Israel? or wh is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should the of the living God? And the people answered i sayingo shall it be done to the man him. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spke unto the and David and saidWhy camest thou nd with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride and the of thine heart, that thou see the battle. And David , hat have I now done? s there the same manner and the people answered him again
them before Saul him. And David said to SaulLet no mans heart fail because of him. Thy servant will go and fight with Philistine. And Saul said to David, hou art not able to go this Philistine to fight with himor thou art but a , and he a man of war from his youth. David unto Saul, servant kept his fathers sheep, there came a ion and a ear and took a out of the flocknd I went out after him and smote him, and it out of his mouth. And when he arose against me, I caught him by beard and smote him and slew him.hy servant nd this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, the of the living God. David moreover, he delivered me out of the of the ion and out of the of the ear, e deliver me out of the hand of th Philistine.
Saul Davido, and the be with thee. And Saul David, and put a helmet of brass upon his head a coat of mailnd David his sword upon his nd he to go, for he it. David unto SaulI cannot go these, for I have not nd put them off himnd took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones out of brook and put them in a shepherds bag which he had, in a , and his sling in his hand and to the Philistine.And the Philistine came and drew near David, the man bre shield before him. And when the Philistine looked and saw David he disdained him for he was but a , ruddy and . And the Philistine said unto Davidm I a dog, that thou comest to me with and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air and to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistinehou comest to me with a sword a spear and a shieldut I come to thee in the name of the of hosts, the God of the of Israel whom thou hast . This day the deliver thee into handnd I smite thee and take thine head from thee and will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air and to the beasts of the earth, all the know that there is a God in Israel. And all this shall know that the saveth not with sword and spearor the battle is the , and e give you into our hands.
And when the Philistine arose and came and drew nigh David David hasted and ran ary
the Philistine. And David put his hand in his and took a stone and slung it
and smote the Philistine in his forehead that the stone sunk into his foreheadnd he fell
to the earth.o David the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and smote the
Philistine and slew him no sword in hand ran and stood upon the
Philistine, and took his sword and drew it out of sheath and slew him and cut off his head
therwith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled. And the men of
Israel and of Juda arose and shouted and the Philistines until th cme to the
valley and the gates of . And the Philistines fell down by the way, even unto
Gth and . And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines and
their tents. And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalemut he
put his armor in his tent.hen Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto
Abner the captain of host, Abner, whose son is this ? And Abner , thy
soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell. the king thou whose son the is.
And 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. And Saul said to himhose
son art thou, thou ? And David answered the son of thy servant the Bethlehemite.
And when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, the soul of Jonatha was knit with the soul of David loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would let him go no more to his fathers house. Jonatha and David loved him as his own soul. And Jonatha o that was upon him and gave it David, and his , his sword his bow and his girdle. And David went out Saul sent him, and behaved himself wiselynd Saul set him over men of war,
, when David was from the slaughter of the Philistine, that women came out of all cities of Israel singing and dancing, Saul, with , with joy, and with Saul hath slain his thousand, and David his ten Saul wroth and th saying displeased him and he saidhey have ascribed unto David ten thousand, and to me but thousand. And what can he have the kingdom? Saul David from that day forward. And it on the morrow that the evil spirit God came upon Saul, he prophesied in the midst of the house. And David played with his hand out of his presence . Saul was of David, because the was with him and departed from Saul. Saul from him and made him captain over a thousand and he went out and in before the people. And David wise in all , and the was with him. when Saul saw that he wise, he was afraid of him. But all Israel and Juda loved David, because he went out and in before them. Saul to DavidBehold my elde daughter her will give thee wife Only th and fight the battles. For Saul mine hand be upon him, but the hand of the Philistines. And David Saul am I? nd what is my life or my in Israel, that I should be to the king it the time Sauls daughter should have been given to David she was given unto Adiel the thing pleased him. And saidI will give her that she may be a snare to him the hand of the Philistines him. Saul said to Davidhou shalt this day be my . And Saul commanded his servantsommune with David secretly and say the ing hath thee, and all his servants love thee therefore the kings .
And Sauls servants spke those words in the ears of David. David eemeth it to
you a light thing to be kings , I am a poor man and say
to David: he king dowry but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be
avenged of the kings enemies. Saul thought to make David fall the hand of the
Philistines. his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the kings
, and slew of the Philistines
two hundred men and brought their foreskins, and Saul gave him Michl his daughter wife. And Saul saw and that
the was with David and that daughter loved him was the more afraid of
David, and became Davids enemy the Philistines went to , David
behaved himself than all the servants of Saul so that his name was much
all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonatha Sauls son thee. Now therefore take heed to thyself and abide in secret place and hide thyself. And I will go out and stand my father in the field where thou art, and will commune with my father thee and I I will tell thee. And Jonatha spke of David unto Saul his father and said unto himet not the king sin against his servant David, he hath not sinned against thee and his works thee very good. For he put his life in his hand and slew the Philistine, and the thou sin against innocent blood, slay David ? And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonatha and s the liveth, he shall not Jonatha called David and showed him all those nd brought to Saulnd he was in his presence as in times past.
And war againnd David went out and fought with the Philistines and slew a great slaughter, and . And the evil spirit the was upon Saul as he sat in his house avelin in his handnd David played with his hand. And Saul to David to the wall with the avelinut out of Sauls presence and he smote the into the wall. David fled and that night. Saul sent messengers unto Davids house to watch him and to slay him in the morning. wife told him sayingIf thou save not thy, tomorrow thou Michl let David down through a window and he went and fled and . And took an mage and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow goats hair head, and covered it with a cloth. And when Saul sent messengers to David, she said sick. Saul sent the messengers to see David sayingring him to me bed, that may . And when the messengers come inehold there an mage in the bed with a pillow of goats hair Saul hy hast thou me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michl answered Saule said unto me, et me go I kill theeo David fled and escaped and to Samuel and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
And it was told Saul sayingBehold, David is at Naioth in Saul sent messengers to
Davidnd when they saw company of prophets prophesying and Samuel standing
them, the pirit of God upon the messengers of Saul, and they prophesied. And when it
was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers
again the third time prophesied also. Then went he to Ramah, and
came to a great well that is in he asked and saidhere are Samuel and David? And
said they at Naioth in nd he went thither to Naioth in the pirit of God
upon him also and he went until he came to Naioth in Ramah. And he
off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and naked all that day and all that
night, s Saul also among the prophets?
And David fled from Naioth in and and said before JonathaWhat have I done? ? what is sin before thy father that he seeketh my life? And himGod forbidhou shalt not die. my father will do nothing either great or small but that he will show it me. why should my father hide this thing from me? no. And David swre and saidhy father knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes and he as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death. Then said Jonatha unto David, hatsoever thy soul desireth I will do thee. And David said unto JonathaBehold, tomorrow is the , and I should sit with the king at meatut let me go that I may hide myself in the field unto thi day at evening. If thy father miss me, then say asked leave of me, that he might to Bethlehem his city for there is a yearly for all say thust is well, thy servant shall have peaceut if he be then be sure that is him. thou shalt thy servant, for thou hast thy servant the . Notwithstanding if there be in me , slay me thyself for wh bring me to thy father?
And to come upon thee not tell it thee Then said David, ho shall tell me if thy father answer he Jonatha David, ome and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.
And Jonatha said unto David God of Israel, when I have and I then send not unto thee and shw it thee, the do so and Jonatha. if please my father, I will show thee and send thee away, that thou mayst go in peacend the be with thee as e hath been with my father. And thou shalt from my house o not when the hath the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.
o Jonatha made a with the house of David, , because he loved him
thou shalt be missed because the place where thou hide when by the stone . And I will shoot three arrows the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark say unto the lad the arrows are on this side thee them then come thou for is peace and as the liveth. But if I say thus unto the young , ehold, the rrows are beyond thee, go for the hath sent thee away. And which thou and I have behold the witness between thee and me for ever.o David hid himself in the fieldnd when the new moon come, the king sat down to eat. And the king sat his seat by the wallnd Jonatha arose, and Abner sat by Sauls side, and Davids place was empty. Nevertheless Saul that dayor he thoughtomething him he is not clean. on the morrow which was the second day of the , Davids place empty Saul said unto Jonatha his son cometh not the son of to meat, neither yesterday nor today? And Jonatha answered Saul, David asked of me to go to Bethlehemet me go I pray thee, for our a in the city, and my brother hath me if I have found favor in thine eyes let me and see my herefore he cometh not unto the table. Then Saul thou hast chosen the son of For as long as the son of lieth upon the , thou shalt not be , nor thy kingdom now send and fetch him unto me, for he .
Jonatha answered Saul his father and said him he
? hat hath he done? Saul cast a at him to him, whereby Jonatha knew
that it was determined his father to slay David.o Jonatha arose from the table in
anger and no meat the second day of the month for he was for David,
because his father had done him shame. at
the time appointed with David, and a little lad with him. And he said unto un find
arrows which I shoot. And as the ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. And when the
lad come to the place cried after the lad and lad gathered up the arrow and came to his master. But the lad knew Only Jonatha and David knew Jonatha gave his weapons unto lad and said
unto himo carry them to the . And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a
place toward the south and fell on his face to the ground and bowed himself three timesnd they kissed and wept , but David more. And Jonatha said to
Davido in peace we have sworn both of us in the name of the sayinghe be
between and , and between seed and for ever. And he and departednd
Jonatha went the .
Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech was at and said unto himWhy thou alone, and no man with thee? And David said Ahimelech the priesthe king hath commanded me and what I have commanded thee. And I have appointed my servants to such and such place. ow what under thine hand? ive me five laves of bread or what .
And the priest answered David and saidhere is no common bread under mine hand but there is hallowed bread, if the young men from women. And David answered the priest and said unto himf a truth women ha been from us about three days I came out and the vessels of the young men holy the priest gave him hallowed bread for there was bread there showbread that taken from before the , to put bread the day it was taken away.
a certain man of the servants of Saul before the Doeg an Edomite, the chiefest of . And David said unto Ahimelech is not here under thine hand spear or sword? or I have neither brought my sword nor with me, because the business required haste. the priest he sword of Goliath the Philistine whom thou slewest in is here in a cloth behind the phod. If thou wilt take that, take it for there is no other save that here. And David saidhere is none that give it me.
And David arose and fled day of Saul, and went to Achis the king of Gth. And the servants of Achis said hims not this David the ing of the land? id they not sing in dances saying hath slain his thousand, and David his ten thousand? And David thse words in his heart and was sore afraid of Achis the ing of Gth. And he changed his before them, and in their hands, and on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.
Then said Achis unto his servantLo ye s man then
have ye brought him to me? I, that ye have brought this fellow to play the madman
in my presence? hall come into my house
David departed thence and escaped the cave hen his brethren and all his fathers house heard it, they went thither to him. And he became a captain over themnd there were with him four hundred men. And David went thence to of Moab and said unto the ing of MoabLet my father and mother I pray thee, with you, till I know what God will do me. And he them the ing of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the while that David in . And the prophet Gad said unto DavidAbide not in and g the land of Juda. Then David departed and came into the forest Hreth. Saul heard David was his spear in his hand and all his about him, said unto his servants stood about himHear , ill the son of give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains thousands and hundreds that y have conspired against me, there is none of you that that my son hath
Then answered Doeg the Edomite, the servants of Saul and saidI saw the son of to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of of the for him, and gave him victuals, and the sword of Goliath the Philistine. Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest the son of Ahitb, and all his fathers house, the priests were in Nobnd they came all to the ing. And Saul saidear thou son of Ahitb. And he ere I am my lord. Saul himhy have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of , that thou hast given him and a sword and hast of God for him, that he should against me lie as this day? Ahimelech answered the king and said who is so faithful among all thy servants as David the kings , and goeth at thy bidding, and is in thine house not the king unto his servant all the house of my fatheror thy servant nothing of all this, less or more.
the king saidhou shalt surely die Ahimelech, thou and all thy fathers house. the king unto footmen stood about himurn and slay the priests of the , because their hand is with David and because they knew when fled and show it to me. But the servants of the king would not their hand to upon the priests of the . the ing to Doegurn thou and the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned and upon the priests and slew that day and five persons a linen phod. And Nob the city of the priests smote with the edge of the sword, both mn and womn, and , ass and sheep.
one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitb, named Abiathar, escaped and fled
Davidnd showed David that Saul had slain the priests. And David said unto
AbiatharI knew it day, Doeg the Edomite was there would tell Saul. I
the death of all the of thy fathers house. Abide with me fear not he that
seeketh , with me thou shalt be in .
Then told David sayingBehold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and the said unto Davido and smite the Philistines and save Keilah. Davids men unto him we afraid here in Juda. then we come to Keilah the of the Philistines? Then David the again. And the answered him and said go to Keilah for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
o David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines, and away their cattle and a great slaughter. o David saved the of Keilah. And it when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David Keilah that he an phod in his hand.
And it was told Saul that David come to Keilah. SaulGod hath delivered him into mine handor he is shut in into a town gates and bars. And Saul called all the people to war, to go to Keilah to besiege David and his men. David that Saul mischief against him and said to Abiathar the priestBring the phod. Then said David, O God of Israel, hy servant that Saul to come to Keilah to destroy the city for my sakeill the men of Keilah deliver me into his hand? ill Saul come as hy servant Then said Davidill the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?nd the saidhey will deliver .
Then David and his men were six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah and went . And it was told Saul that David from Keilah he . And David abode in the wilderness in and a mountain in the ilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him , but God delivered him not into his hand. And David saw that Saul come out to seek his life David was in the ilderness of Ziph in a . And Jonatha Sauls son arose and went to David the , and strengthened in Godnd said unto himear not, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find theend thou shalt be king over Israel, and I be next unto theend Saul my father knoweth. And made a went to his house.
Then came the Ziphites to Saul to saying David hide himself us in in the hill of Hachilah o the Now therefore king, come down thy soul to comend our part shall be to deliver him into the SaulBlessed ye the for compassion on me. Go I pray you, and know and see his where his , and who hath seen him there for it is told me that he very subtl. See therefore and all the lurking where he , and come again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you. And if he be in the land, I will him out all the thousands of Juda.
And they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. But David and his in the ilderness of Maon, in the of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he after David in the ilderness of . And Saul went on side of the mountain, and David and his men on nd David made haste to get Saulor Saul and his men compassed David and his men round to take them.
But there came a messenger Saul sayingHaste thee and come, Philistines
the land. Saul returned from David and went against the Philistines. herefore the called . And David went thence and dwelt in
the Philistines, that told him sayingehold, David is in the ilderness of Engdi. Then Saul took three men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men the ild oats. And he came to the by where was a cavend Saul went in to nd David and his men the of the cave. And the of David said unto him the day of which the said unto thee, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, thou do him it thee. Then David arose and cut off of Sauls privily. And Davids heart smote him because he had cut off Sauls . And he said unto his menhe that thing unto my master the anointed, to mine hand him, seeing he is the anointedo David his servants with words, and suffered them not to
up out of the cave and David arose and went out of the cave and
cried after Saul sayingMy lord king. And Saul looked behind him David stooped to the
earth and bowed himselfnd said to Saul thou mens words, ,
David seeketh th? Behold this day thine eyes have seen how that the had delivered
thee into mine hand in the cave, for he is the anointed.oreover
my father, see the of thy in my hand in I killed thee not, and see that there is neither evil nor in ,
and I have not sinned against thee yet thou huntest my soul to take it. The between and , and the avenge me of thee king of Israel ? After whom thoufter a dead dog, after a flea The be judge and judge between and and see and
my cause, and me out of thine hand.hen David had made an end of speaking
these words Saul, Saul saids this thy voice my son David?nd lifted up his voice and
weptnd said to Davidhou art righteous than I for thou hast rewarded me good, I
have rewarded thee evil. And thou hast show this day how thou hast dealt
with me as when the had me in thine hand, thou me not. For
find his enemy, let him go the reward thee good for thou hast done unto me this day. And now I know well that thou shalt be ing, and
that the kingdom of Israel shall be in thine hand. Swear therefore unto me by the
that thou not my seed after me, and that thou not destroy my name out of my
fathers house. And David swre unto Saulnd Saul went homeut David and his men up
gathered together and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah.
And David arose and to the ilderness of Paran. And there was a man in Maon whose in Carmelnd the man was , and had three thousand sheep and a thousand goatsnd he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.he name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigailnd was a woman of good and beautifulut the man was churlish and and was . And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal his sheep sent out ten young men, and said unto the you up to Carmel and go to Nabal and greet him in my name. And thus say be to thee, peace be to thine house and peace be unto all that thou hast. I have heard that thou hast shearers. Now th shepherds were with us, we them , neither was there missing them all the while they were in Carmelsk thy and they will show thee. let the young men find favor in thine eyesfor we come in a good ive I pray thee whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants and to son David.
And Davids young men came to Nabal all those words in the name of David and . And Nabal answered Davids servants and saidWh is David? nd wh is the son of ? here servants break away every man from his master. I take my bread my water and my that I have killed for my shearers, and give it men I know not from they ?
Davids turned their way and went again, and came and told him all those sayings. David said unto his menird every man his sword. And they girded every man his sword, and David girded on his sword. And there David four hundred men, and two hundred by the
David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute and he railed them. the men were very good unto us and no, neither missed we anything as long as were with them when we were in the fields.hey were a wall us both by night and day all the while we were with them keeping sheep. Now our master and all his household. he is speak to. Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves and two bottles of wine and five sheep ready dressed and five measures of parched corn, and a hundred of raisins and two hundred of figs, and lad them on assesnd said unto her o before me I come after you told her husband Nabal. And as she rode on ass down of the hill, David and his men came down her, and she met them.
David said in vain have I kept all that this fellow ha in the wilderness so that was missed that pertained unto him he hath me evil for good. So and do God unto the enemies of David I leave of all that pertain to him by the that against the wall.
Abigail saw David, she hasted and ass and fell before David on her face and bowed herself to the ground, and fell at his feet and saidet this be and let thine handmaid speak in thine audience, and hear the words of handmaid. Let not my ord regard this man Nabalor as his name is, so is he Nabal is his name and folly is with him. But I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my ord thou .
ow my ord as the liveth and as thy soul liveth, the hath thee from coming to shed blood and from avenging thyself with thine own hand thine enemies and evil be as Nabal. And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought, let it be given unto the young men follow my ord.
the trespass of thine handmaid the make my ord a sure house, because my ord fighteth the battles of the thee and to seek thy soul the soul of my ord be bound in bundle of life with the thy Godnd the souls of enemies slng the middle of a sling. And when the shall have done to my ord all the good that e hath thee and shall have thee ruler over Israel shall be no unto thee of heart unto my ord, that thou blood causeless avenge.
when the shall have dealt well with my ord, then thine handmaid. David to Abigail: lessed be the God of Israel sent thee this day to meet me And blessed be thy and blessed be thou kept me this day from coming to shed blood and from avenging myself with mine own hand. For in very deed as the God of Israel liveth hath kept me back from hurting thee, thou hadst hasted and me, there had not been left Nabal by the a against the wall.o David received her hand that she brought him, and said hero in peace to thine house. ee I have thy voice and have th.
And Abigail came to Nabal behold, he held a feast in his house like the feast of a ingnd
Nabals heart was merry within him, he was drunk she told him more, until the . But in the morning, when the wine gone out of
Nabal his wife told him these , his heart died within him and he became as a stonend
ten days after the smote Nabal, that he died. And when David heard that Nabal was
dead, he saidBlessed be the hath the cause of my the hand of Nabal,
and hath kept is servant from evil hath the wickedness of Nabal upon his own
head. And David sent commune with Abigail, to take her to wife. And when
the servants of David come to Abigail Carmel, they spke unto her sayingDavid sent us
unto thee to take thee to wife. And she arose and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and
saidBehold handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my ord. And
Abigail hasted and arose and upon an ss, with five damsels of hers went her and went after the messengers of David and his wife. David also took Ahinoam of
Jezrel, and they were both his wives. But Saul Michl his daughter Davids wife to Palti
the son of
himself in the hill of Hachilah before Then Saul arose and went to the ilderness of Ziph three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the ilderness of Ziph. And Saul pitched the hill of Hachilah which before , by the . But David in the wildernessnd he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness sent out spies and understood that Saul come .
David arose and to the place where Saul had pitched beheld the place where Saul lay Abner the son of Ner captain Saul lay and the people pitched round about him. Then answered David and to Ahimelech the and to Abisai the son of brother Joab sayingho will go down with me to Saul the ? Abisai saidI will go down with thee.
o David and Abisai came to the people by night. And behold, Saul lay sleeping within and his spear in the ground at his Abner and the people round about him. The said Abisai to DavidGod hath thine enemy thine hand this day. Now therefore let me smite him with spear to the earth, and I will not smite him the second time. David said to estroy him not, for who can his hand the anointed and be guiltless? David said furthermore the liveth, the shall smite him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall descend into battle and perish the spear that is at his , and the cruse of water, and let us go. David took the spear and the cruse of water they were all asleepecause the had upon them. Then David went over to the other side and stood on the top of a hill afar offa great space being between themnd cried to the people and to Abner the son of Ner sayingAnswerest thou not Abner? Abner answered and saidWh art thou that criest to the king?nd David said to Abnerrt not thou a mannd who is like thee in Israel? hast thou not kept thy ord the king? For there came one of the to destroy the king thy ord. is not good that thou hast done. As the liveth ye are worthy to die, because ye have kept the anointed. And now see where the kings spear is and the cruse of water that at his .
Saul knew Davids voice and saids this thy voice my son David?nd David saidt is my
voice my ord king. And he said doth my lord his servant? or what
have I done or what evil is in mine hand? Now thereforemy ord king the words of
servant. If the have stirred thee up against me,
if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the or they have me out from
abiding in the inheritance of the , saying serve other ods. my
blood fall to the earth before the face of the the ing of Israel come out
to a flea, as hunt partridge in the mountains. Then said SaulI have sinned my son David for I will no more harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes
this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have erred . And David answered and
saidBehold the spearet one of the young men come over and fetch it. The
every righteousness and for the delivered thee into my hand , but I would
not hand the anointed. And as thy life was much this in mine eyes
so my life in the eyes of the , deliver me out of all tribulation. Saul said
to DavidBlessed thou my son Davidhou shalt do and also David went his way, and Saul to his place.
David in his heartI perish one day by the hand of . There is
better for me than into the land of the Philistines Saul despair me, to seek me any more in a of Israelo escape his hand. And David
arose and he the six hundred men were with him unto Achis, the son of Maoch,
ing of Gth. And David dwelt with Achis at Gth, he and his men, every man with his
household, David with his two wives Ahinoam the and Abigail . And it was told Saul that David fled to Gth, he sought no more for him. And
David said unto AchisIf I have found grace in thine eyes, let a place in some town in the
, that I may dwell thereor wh should thy servant dwell in the pertaineth unto the
kings of Juda unto this day. And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a
year and four months. And David and his men went and the the and
the Amalekites nations were the of the land, as to
Sur, Egypt. And David smote the land and left neither man nor woman alive, and
took the sheep the oxen the asses camels and , and and came to Achis. And
Achis said have ye a ? And David the south of Juda,
and the south of the , and the south of the Kenites. And David saved neither man
nor woman alive to bring to Gth, est they should tell on sayingo did David and
so his manner all the while he in the country of the Philistines. And Achis believed David
sayinge hath made his people Israel he shall be my servant
And it in those days that the Philistines gathered their together to fight with Israel. And Achis said David thou shalt go out with me and thy men. And David said to thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achis said to David will keeper of head for ever. Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him and buried him in his own city. And Saul had put had spirits and the out of the land. And the Philistines gathered together and came and pitched in nd Saul all Israel together and pitched in . And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart . And Saul of the the answered him not, neither by nor by prophets.
Then said Saul unto his servantseek me a woman a spirit that I may go to her and of her. And his servants said to him and put on other raiment, and went and two men with him and they came to the by night. And he said unto me by the spirit, and bring me him up whom I shall name unto thee. And the said unto himBehold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath the spirits and the out of the land. then layest thou a for my to me ? And Saul swore to her by the sayingAs the liveth, there shall no thee for this thing. Then said the hom shall I up unto thee?nd he saidBring me up Samuel.hen the woman saw Samuel she cried with a loud voicend spke to Saul sayinghy hast thou me? or thou art Saul And the king said unto her, e not afraid. And the woman said And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and stooped with his face to the ground and bowed himself. And Samuel said to Saulhy hast thou me, to me up? And Saul answeredI am sore or the Philistines make war against me, and God departed from me and answere me no more, neither by prophets by dreams. herefore have called thee, me what I shall do. Then said Samuel dost thou ask of me rent the kingdom out of thine hand and give it thy Davidecause thou obeyed not the voice of the nor executedis fierce wrath upon herefore hath the done this unto thee this day.oreover the will deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistinesnd tomorrow shal thou and thy sons be with mehe shall the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines. Then Saul fell straightway on the earth, and was sore of the words of Samuel
there was no strength in him, for he had eaten all the day the night.
And the woman came unto Saul and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, thine
handmaid hath obeyed thy voice and have put my in hand and have hearkened unto thy
words which thou unto me. Now therefore hearken thou also unto the voice of thine
handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee and eat, strength thy
. But he refused and saidI will not eat. But his servants together
compelled him he their voice. o he arose from the earth and sat bed.he woman had a fat calf in the house and she hasted and killed it, and took flour and
kneaded it and bake brought before Saul and before his servantsnd they up and went away night.
Philistines gathered of the Philistines by hundreds and by thousandsut David and his men with Achis. Then said the of the Philistineshat Hebrews ? And Achis said unto the of the PhilistinesIs not this David the servant of Saul the king of Israel, hath been with me days or years, and I have found no fault in him since he unto me this day the of the Philistines were wroth with him and said unto himMake this fellow return, hm go to his place which thou hast appointed or h not go with us to battle, lest he be an adversary to us. For wherewith he Is not this David whom they sang in dances slew his thousand, David his ten thousand? Then Achis called David and said unto him as the liveth thou the ords favor thee not return and go in peace, that thou displease not the ords of the Philistines. And David said what have I done? nd what hast thou found in thy servant long as I have been with thee unto this day that I may not go fight against the enemies of my ord the king?
Achis answered and said to DavidI know thou as an ngel of God.
Notwithstanding the of the Philistines have said, shal not go with to battle. rise up early in the morning with thy masters servants come with theend
ye be up early have light, depart.o David and his men rose early to
depart in the morning to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to
David and his men come to the third day, the Amalekites had and had taken the women were therein David and his men came to the city behold, it was burn with fire and their wives their sons and their daughters were taken . Then David and the people with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they no more. And Davids two wives were taken : Ahinoam the and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. And David was for the people him because the of the people
said to Abiathar the priest Ahimelechs son bring me the phod. And Abiathar brought the phod to David. And David the sayinghall I after this ? hall I overtake them? And e him, for thou shalt overtake them and recover .
went and the six hundred men were with him, and came to the Besor, where . But David and four hundred men two hundred behind go over the Besor. they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David and gave him bread and figs and two clusters of raisinsnd when he had eaten his spirit came again to him for he had eaten no bread nor drunk water three days and three nights. David said unto himo whom belongest thou and from art thou?nd I am servant to an Amalekite and my master left me, because three days I fell sicke a upon the south of , and upon the Juda and the south of Calebnd we burn with fire. And David said to himanst thou bring me to this company? And he saidwear unto me by God that thou wilt neither kill me nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee . And when he had brought him, they abroad upon the earth, eating and drinking and all the great that they had out of the land of the Philistines and out of the land of Juda.
And David them from the twilight unt the evening o the there escaped not a man, save four hundred young men rode upon camels and fled. And David recovered all the Amalekites had carried away, and his two wives there was that they had taken David all. And David took all the and the David came to the two hundred men were to meet David and the people were with him. And when David came to the people, he saluted them. Then answered all the wicked and of the went with David, and saidecause they went not with us, of the that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children away and .
Then said Davide shall not do somy brethren with that the hath given us, hath
preserved us and delivered the company that came against us into our hand. For who
hearken unto you in this matter? But as his part is goeth , so shall his part
be tarrieth by the they shall alike. And so from that day forward that made a
and a Israel this day.hen David came to , he sent of unto the elders of Juda to his friends saying a for you of the spoil of
the enemies of the the
cities of the to the cities of the Kenites Hebron, and to all places where David and his men were
wont to haunt.
the Philistines fought against Israel the men of Israel fled from the Philistines, and fell down ount . And the Philistines followed Saul and his sons and slew Abinadab and Sauls sons. And the battle went sore against Saul, th him and he was sore wounded the . Then said Saul unto his raw thy sword and thrust me through therewith lest these uncircumcised come thrust me through and me. But his would not, for he was sore afraid. Saul took a sword and fell upon it. And when his saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword and died with him.o Saul died and his three sons and his , and all his men that same day together.
the men of Israel were o the other side of the valley, and o the other side Jordan,
that the men of Israel and that Saul and his sons were dead, they the
cities and and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.n the morrow when the
Philistines cme to strip slain, they found Saul and his sons ount
. And they cut off his head and stripped his , and sent the land of
the Philistines in the house of their and