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änd let us go over to the Philiftines garrison 18 And Saul faid unto Ahiah, bring titter that is on the other fide. But he told not the ark of God: (for the ark of God was * his father

that theme with the children of Ifiael.) 2 And Saul tarried in the uttermott part 19 9 And it came to pals, while sau tai of Gibeah, under a pornegranate-tree, which cd unto the priett, that the noise that is in Migron : and the people that were in the lost of the Philiftines went on with himn were about fix hundred men; increased; and Saul said unto the pricity

3 And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, l-chabods Withdraw thine hand. brother, the fon of Phinehas, the fon of 20 And Saul and all the people that Eli, the LORDS priett in Shiloh, wearing an with him assembled themselves, and they eplod. And the people know not that Jona• came to the battle: and, behold, every eur than was gone.

sword 'was against his fellow, and he 41 And between the passages, by which a very great discomfiture. Jonathan fought to go over unto the Phi 21 Moreover, the Hebrews that were wit littines garrison, there was a sharp rock on the Philittincs before that time, which west the one lide, and a sharp rock on the other up with them into the camp from fire fide: and the name of the one was Bozez, try round about, even they also used to be and the name of the other seneh.

with the Ifraclites that evere with Santa s the fore-front of the one was fituzte Jonathan. northward over against Michmath, and the 2. Likewise all the men of Urael wel other southward over againft Gibcah. had hid themselves in mount Ephrains, **

6 And Jonathan said to the young man they heard that the Philistines fed, even the that bare his armour, Corne, and let us go allo followed hard after thein in the back over unto the garrison of these uncircum 23 So the LORD saved Ifrael that day : cifed; it may be that the LORD will work the battle palled over unto Beth-avca, for us : for there is no restraint to the LORD, 24 | And the men of Ifrael were dittre to save hy many or by few.

that day : for Saul bad adjured the people 7 And his armour-bearer said unto him, Do saying, Cursed be the man that eateth a all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, food until evening, that I may be averige lam with thee according to thy heart. on mine enemies. So none of the party

8 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will taited any food. pass over unto these men, and we will dif 25 And all they of the land came to a wood, cover ourselves unio them.

and there was honey upon the ground 9 If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we 26 And when the people were corrie buite come to you then we will ttand kill in our, the wood, behold, the honey droppal, bus place, and will not go up unto them, nu man put his hand to his mouth for the

10 But if they say thus, Come up unto us ; people feared the oath. then we will go up: for the LORD hath de 27 But Jonathan licard not when his father livered them into

our hand; and this shall be charged the people with the oath: whers a sign un us.

fore he put forth the end of the rod that mat u And both of them discovered them- in his hand, and dipped it in an honcs-com felves unto the garrison of the Philittines : and put his hand

to his mouth; and his cyt and the Philftines said, Behold, the Hebrews were enlightened. come forth out of the holes where they had 28 Then ansiyered one of the people, as hid themselves.

faid, 'Thy father traitly charged the peopd 12 And the men of the garrison answered with an oath, saying, Cursed be the rear bat Jonathan and his armour-bearer, and said, cateth asay food this day. And the people Come up to us, and we will thew you a were faint, thing. And Jonathan said unto his armour 29 Then said Jonathan, My father batt bearer, Come up after me; for the LORD troubled the land: see, I pray you, bon hath delivered them into the hand of Ilrael. mine eyes have been enlightened, beca

13 And Jonathan climbed up. upon his 1 taited a little of this honey; hands and upon his feet, and his armour 30 How much more, if haply the people bearer after him: and they fell before Jona- had catcn freely to-day of the poil of the than: and his armour-bearer ilew after him. enemies which they found! for had the

14 And that first daughter, which Jonathan not been now a much greater tanghai and his armour-bearer made, was about twen. among the Philiflines? ty men, within as it were an half-acre of 31 And they fimote the Philtints that an Jánd, which a yoke of oxen might plow. froin Michmain to Aijalon : and the projet

15 And there was trembling in the hoft, in were very faint. the tield, and among all the people; the gar 3And the people few upon the great rifon, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and took theep, and oxen, and calves, an and the earth quaked : fo it'was a very great few their on the ground and the repi

did out them with the blood. treinbling.

16 And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah 33 9 Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, u of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the mul- , people sin againk the LORD, in that they titude melted away, and they went on beat with the blood. And he did, ve heart tou) ing dowe one nnother.

gretsed: roll a great stone unto use this day 17 Then Said Saul onto the people that 34 And Saul laid, Difperfe vourselve wers with him, Number now, and see who the people, and say unto them, Brisg me. is gone froin us. And, when they had num ther every man his ox, and every man herod, behold, Jonathan and his armour. theep, and say them herc, and cat ; and bocarer were not thers.

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33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not 50 So David prevailed over the Philat able to go againt this Philiftine to fight with with a sling and with a ftone, and Imote the him: for thon art out a youth, and he a man Philistine, and flew hiin; but there tua) ** of war from his youth.

sword in the hand of David. 34 And David said unto Satu, Thy fervant 51 Therefore David tan, and tood upon kept his fathers theep, and there came a lion, the Philistine, and took his sword, and drea and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock; it out of the theath thereof, and few hirek

35 And I went out after him, and fmote and cut off his head therewith. And we lum, and delivered it out of his mouth: and the Philistines saw their chainpion was dead, when he arose against me, I caught him by they fed. his beard, and liote him, and flew him. $2 And the men of Israel and of Jumlah

36 Thý servant New both the lion and the arose, and shouted, and purced tke Phili bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine thall Itines, until thou come to the valley, and to be as one of them, seeing he hath detied the the gates of Ekron : and the wounded of the armies of the living God.

Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraire, 37 David said, moreover, The LORD that even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and 53 And the children of Ifrael returned out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver from chating after the Philittines, and they me out of the hand of this phiittine. An fpoiled their tents. San! said unto David, Go, and the LORD be 54 And David took the bond of the Pais with thee.

Stine, and brought it to Jerufalem : but he past 38 9 And Saul armed David with his arhis arinoar in his tent. mour, and he put an helmet of brafs upon 59 And when Saul faw David go forth his head; also hc armed him with a coat of again the Philistine, le said unto Abner, the mail.

captain of the loft, Abner, whose fog is the 39 And David girded his sword upon his youth? And Abner said, As thy foul livetb. armour, and he atiayed to go; for he had king, I cannot tell. not proved #. And David laid unto Saul, I. 56 And the king said, Enquire thua whak cannot go with these; for I have not proved fon the itriptingis. chein, And David put them off him.

57 And as David returned from the lang! 40 And he took his ftaff in his hand, and ter of the Philiftine, Abdet took him, and chore him five smooth tones out of the brook, brought him before saul, with the heat d and put them in a thepherds bag which he the Philistine in his hand. had, even in a serip, and his Ning ruas in his 58 And Saul said to him, whose for at hand; and he drew near to the Philiftine.

thou, thor young man? And David aaswerte 41 And the Philiftinc came on, and drew l an the fun of thy servant Jesie the Bethle near unto David; and the man that bare the hemite. Thield went before him.

CHAP. XVIII. 42 And when the Prikftine looked about 1 Jonathan love!h David: 5 Soul envieth kids and law David, he disdained him; for he praise, 10 seeketh to kill him in his fary, ta was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair feareth him for his good fuccefs: 17 lep oferuk countenance,

hiin his daughter for a snare. 43 And the Philiftine faid unto David, Ant ND it came to pass, when he had made en And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. of Jonathan was knit with the foul of Daril,

44 And the Philistine laid to David, Come and Jonathan loved him as his own fail to me, and I will give thy filcth unto the fowls 2 And Saul took him that day and would let of the

air, and to the beatts of the field. him go no more home to his fathers Hout. 45 Then laid David to the Philistine, Thou 3 Then Jonathan and David made a cavo comett to me with a sword, and with a spear, nant,

because he loved liim as his own foui and with a thield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hofts, the God of the that was upon him, and gave it to David

4 And Jonathan stripped himfelf of the role armies of Israel, whom thou haft detied. and his garments, even to his sword, and I

46 This day will the LORD deliver thee in his bow, and to his girdle. to mine hand, and I will smite thee, and take 5 And David went out whitherforier thine head from thee; and I will give the Saul sent him, and behaved himself witchy carcalscs of the host of the Philiftines this. and Saul fet luim over the men of war, and Gay unto thc fowls of the air, and to the wild he was accepted in the light of all the people, bearts of the earth; that all the carth may and alfo in the film of Sauis fervants. know that there is a God in Israel.

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as they came, la 47 And all this affembly shall know, that David was returned from the laughter dat the LORD saveth not with sword and (pear: Philistine, that the worren came out of all for the battle is the Lorps, and he will give the cities of prael, linging and dancing, you into onr hands.

meer king Saut, with tabrets, with joy, and 44 And it came to pass, when the Philistine with inftruments of mulick. arate, and came and drew trigh to meot Da 7 And the women answered one anstha vid, that David halted, and ran coward the they played, and said, Saut hath sain B army to ineet the Philistine.

thousands, and David his ten thousands 40 And David pot tris hand in huis bag, and 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the fut took thence a tone, and flang it, and Imote dilpleased liim; and he faid, They darca the Philistine in his forehead, that the ftone cribed unto David

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9 And Sand cred David froin that day and 29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of forward.

David, and Saul became Davids enemy conto 1 And it came to pass, on the morrow, tinually, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, 30 Then the princes of the Philittines and he prophefied in the midst of the house; went forth; and it came to pass, after they and David played with his hand, as at other went forth, that David behaved

bimself tags: and there was a javelin in Sauls hand. more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so

And Saul catt the javelin; for he faid, that his name was much set by. I will imke David even to the wall with it.

CHAP. XIX. And David avoided out of his presence twice. i Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose 10

134 and Saul was afraid of David, because kill David: 4 he persuadeth his father, 10 the LORD was with him, and was departed reconciliation. 8 By reason of Davids good from Saul,

fuccefr in a new war, Šauls malicious rage 13 Thereforc Sand removed him from him, breaketh out againft him. ind made him bis captain over a thousand; and be weat out and came in beforca od A D Sauli Spake to Jonathan his son, and

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David. And David behaved himself wisely in 2. But Jonathani, Sauls fon, delighted much w ways; and the LORD was with him. in David; and Jonathan told David, saying,

13 Wherefore, when Saul saw that he behav- Saul my father seeketh to kill thee. Now edenlef very wisely, he was afraid of bim. therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself

36 Bor D lfrael and Judah loved David, be- until the morning, and abide in a secret uebe sent out and came in before them. place, and hide thyself :

It And Sanl said to David, Behold, my 3 And I will go out and ftand beside my &a daughter Merah, her will I give thee father in the field where thou art, and I

Gally be thou valiant for me, and will commune with my father of thee; and the Loads battles : for Saul said, Let what I fee, that I will tell thee. Kmine hand be upon him, but let the 49 And Jonathan (pake

good of David unLand of the Philistines be upon him.

to Saul his father, and said unto him, Let And David faid unto Saul, Who am !! not the king sin againit lis servant, againft nd staat is my life, or my fathers family in David; because he hath not finned against ankl, that I thouid be son-in-law to the king? thee, and because his works have been to

19. ut it came to pass, at the time when thee-ward very good. Mario, Sauls daughter, thould have been 5 For he did put his life in his hand, and new Oven te David, at the was given unto the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great Adrie! the Mebolathite to wife.

salvation for all Ifrael: thou fawest it, and didit 10 And Michal, Sauls daughter, loved David: rejoice; wherefore then wilt thou fin againtt and they teld Sael, and the thing pleased him. innocent blood, to flay David without a canse? 31 and Sauf faid, I will give him her, that the 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of

ka fnare to him, and that the hand of Jonathan : and Saul fware, As the LORD liv. ruins may be against him.

Where. eth, he shall not be Nain. Ime Bad Gid to David, Thou shalt this day 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jona

my fee-in-law, in the one of the twain. than thewed him all those things: and Joes And Saul commanded his fervants, nathan brought David to Saul, and he was ons Commune with David secretly, and in his presence as in times paft.

Retoll, the king hath delight in thee, 8 And there was war again, and David 3124 ferrants love thee: now, therefore, went out and fought with the Philiftines, was kings Con-in-law.

and new them with a great slaughter; and 13 ARA Sauis fervants fpake those words in they fled from him. und David. And David

said, Seemeth 9 And the evil spirit from the LORD was Stayca a light thing to be a kings son-in-law, upon Saul, as he fat in his house with his at I am a poor man, and lightiy javelin in his hand: and David played with

hus land. 4 And the servants of Saul told him, say. 10 And Saul fought to fraite David even in this manner fpake David.

to the wall with the jayclin; but he Nipped 35 And Saul Gaid, 'Thus thall ye say to Da- away out of Sauls preferice, and he fmote

The king det reth not any dowry, but the javelin into the wall: and David fled, 3 tundred foreiking of the Phillistines, to and escaped that night.

ped of the kings enemies. But Saul 11 Saul alfo feni messengers unto Davide • 1 to make David fall by the hand of house to watch him, aod to lay him in the fines.

morning; and Michal, Davids wife, told And when his fervants told David there him, saying, If thou save not thy life to et le pleased David well to be the kings night, to-morrow thou thalt be flaun. Lan tax and the days were not expired. 12.9 So Michal let David down through a

99 WIsrciore David arose, and went, he and window; and he went, and fled, and escaped. a, and few of the Philistines two hun 13 And Michal took an image, and laia men, and David brought their foreskins, in the bed, and put a pillow of goats hair

s gave them in fall tåle to the king, for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth. he might be the kings son-in-law. And 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take svetim Michal his daughter to wife. David, the said, He is fick. 125 krd aut Law and knew that the LORD 15 And Saul feat the messengers again to

vith Darnd, and that Michal, Sauls sec David, saying, Bring him up to me in gue, loved luim.

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16 And when the messengers were come 8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindiy v. in, bchold, there was an image in the bed, thy servant; for

thou haft brouglıt thy with a pillow of goats hair for his bolster. vant into a covenant of the Land will

17 And Saul faid unto Michal, Why hatt thee: not withitanding, if there be in thou deceived me fo, and fent away' mine iniquity, Nay me thylell; for why thaah! enemy, that he is escaped ? and Michal an- thou bring me to thy father? fwered Saul, He faid unto me, let me go ; 9 And Jonathan faid, Far be it from there why should '1 kill thee!

for if I knew certainly, that evil ware 18 g So David Aed, and cleaped, and came termined by my father to come upon the to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that then would not í teillit thee! Saul had done to him: and he and Samuel 10 Then said David to Jonathan, wie went and dweit in Naioth.

shall tell me! or what if thy father and 19 And it was told Saul, faying, Behold, thee roughly? David is at Naioth in Ramah.

11 T Ana Jonathan Caid unto David, Coron 20 And Saul fent messengers to take Da- and let us go out into the tield. Fid: and when they saw the company of the went out. both of them into the field. prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing 12 And Jonathan said unto David, O Le as appointed over them, the Spirit of God God of Wrael, when I have sounded my was upon the messengers of Saul, and they ther about to-morrow any time, or the fact wilo prophefied.

day, and, behold, if there be good town 21 And when it was told Saul, he sent David, and I then send not ant thes, ather messengers, and they prophelicd like thew it thee; wise. And Saul sent meffengers again the 13 The LORD do fo, and much more. third time, and they prophesied also. Jonathan : but if it please my fatha 10

22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came thee evil, then I will thew it thee, and for to a great well that is in Sechu: and he alked, thee away, that thou mayeft go in prece and said, Where are Samuel and David! And and the LORD be with thce, as he hath be one faid, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. with my father.

23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ra- 14 And thou shalt not only, while mah; and the spirit of God was upon him live, thew me the kindaels of the Lan alfo, and he went on and prophefied, until that I die not; he came to Naioth in Ramah.

115 But also thou shalt not cur of 24. And he ttripped off his clothes also, and kindness from my house for evcr; na prophesied before Samuel in like manner, when the LORD hath cut out the cros! and lay down naked all that day, and all of David, every one from the faced that night. Wherefore they say, 'Is Saul alto earth. , among the prophets!

16 So Jonathan made a CIVERSI ** CHA P. XX.

house of David, Jaring, Let the LORD e David confulteth with Fonathan for his require it at the hand of Davids eriernics. - safety : 11 their covenant renewed by oath. 17 And Jonathan caused David w fuck 24 Saul, mijing David, seeketh to kit fonae again, because he loved him: for he turn

him as he loved his own foul. Anand came and land before "Jonathan; row is the new moon; and

thou Halt ND from , What have I done! what is mine iniquity! miffed, because thy seat will be einpty. and what is my an before thy father, that 19 And when thou hart itayed Orectory he secketh my life!

then thou fhalt go down quickly, and GOT 2 And he Taid unto him, God forbid; to the place where thou didit hide thy thou thalt not die: behold, my father will when the business was in hand, and their re do nothig, either great or small, but that main by the stone Ezel. he will thew it me; and why thould my fa- 20 And I will ihoot three arrows DO ther lride this thing from me! it is not . fide thereof, as though I shot at a mark.

3 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy 21 And, behold, I will send a lad, laring father certainly knoweth that I have found. Go; find out the arrows. If I expressly grace in thine eyes, and he faith, Let not unto the lad, Behold,

the arrows are on the Jonathan know

this, iett he be grieved: but side of thee, take them; then come tko fruiy, as the Leap liveth, and as thy foul live for there is peace to thee, and no lor, eth, there is bur a ttep between me and death. the LORD liveth.

4 Then Grid Jonathan unto David, What- 22 But if I say thus unto the young , foever thy foul defireth, I will even do it for Behold, the arrows are brand thee; gaur thec.

way: for the Lord hath sent thee aws. 5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, 23 And, as touching the matter which is to-morrow is the new moon, and I thould and I have spoken of, behold, the LOREM pot fail to fit with the king at meat: but between thee and me for ever. let me go, that I roay hide myself in the 24 9 So David hid hunter in the field heid into the third day at even.

and when the new-moon was com , the king 6 If thy father at alt miss me, then say, lat hun down to eat meat. David earneitly atked leave of me, that he 25 And the king fat upon his feat, a might run to Beth-lehem his city; for there oth times, e un uson a fear by tazwa is a yearly facrifice there for all the family. and Jonathan arose, and Abner At or se

If he say thus, it is well; thay fervant fide, and Davids place was empty. thall have peace: but if he be very wroth, 20 Nevertheleis, Saul (pake riot any the ther be sure that evil is determincd by him. that day : fur he thought, Someinbig tao

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