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CHAP. XXI. E clean,

i David, at Nob, obtaineth of Abimeleck hal. *7 And it came to pass on the morrow, lowed bread : 8 he taketh Goliaths sword, was of the month 10 and at Gath feigneth himself mal.

Hen came David to Nob, Jonathan , cometh at the son of Jefe to meat, neither yester- the meeting of David, and said unto him, ay nor to-day

Why art thou alone, and no man with thee? 18 And Jonathan answered Säul, David 2 And David said unto Ahimelech the aply askai lrave of me to go to Beth- prieft, The king hath commanded mc a buchem:

liness, and hath said unto me, Let no man 19 And he faid, Let me go, I pray thee; know any thing of the busineis whereabout ar aur lamily hath a facritice in the city, I tend thee, and what I have commanded und my brother he liath commanded me to thee: and I have appointed my fervants to Be there, and now, if I have found favour such and such a place. maine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, 3 Now,therefore, what is under thine hand ? a fee my brethren: therefore he cometh give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or not onto the kings table.

wllat there is present. 30 Then Sauls anger was kindled against 4 And the priest answered David, and said, Inuthan, and he said unto him, Thou fon There is no common bread under mine hand;

the perverse rebellious woman, do not ! but there is hallowed bread, if the young men bow that thou hart chosen the son of Jelle have kept theinscives at Icait from women. ra thiec own confufion, and unto the confu. $ And David answered the priest, and said kad thy mothers nakedness!

unto him, Of a truth, women have been kept 21 Fe a long as the foc of Jesse liveth from us about these three days, fince I came

on the ground, thou shalt not be esta- out, and the yellels of the young men are Suthed, so thy kingdom : wherefore now koly, and the bread is in a manner common, 3. ad fctch' him unto me, for he than yea, though it were sanctified this day in the Surely tie.

vefsel, Ja And Jonathan answered Saul his father, 6 so the priest gave him hallowed bread;

old unto him, Wherefore thall he be for there was no brcad there but the thew. and what hath he done?

bread that was taken from before the LORD, 33 And Sani catt a javelin at him to smite to put hot bread in the day when it was ta. in, whereby Jonathan knew that it was ken away. seruised of há father to lay David. 7 Now, a certain man of the servants of

14 so joaathan arose from the table in Saol nuas there that day, dctained before Punte anger, and did eat no meat the se: the LORD; and his name tvas Docg, an cra day of the inonth: for he was grieved Edomite, the chicfeft of the herdmen that

Dal, because his father had done him belonged to Saul. tome

8 9 And David laid unto Alimelech, And 15 And it came to pass in the morning, is there not here under thine hand Ipear or

Jonathan went out into the field, at sword? for I have neither brought iny iwordt Stine appointed with David, and a little por my weapons with me, because the kings & sith hiin.

bufinels required hatte. * Aod he faid unto his lad, Run, find out 9 And the priett faid, The sword of Go

the arrow, which I thoot. And as the liath the Philistine, whom thou floweit in ra, he that an arrow beyond him. the valley of Elalı, behold, it is here wrapped 32 And when the lad was come to the in a cloth behind the ephod : if thou wilt

of the arrow which Jonathan had take that, take it, for there is no other Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, fave that here. And David said, There is at the arrow beyond thec!

none like that; give it me. And Jonathan cried after the lad, 10 4 And David arose, aix! fled that day speed, hatte, Itay not. And Jona- for fear of Saul, and went to Achith the

had gathered up the arrows, and came king of Gath: Unitat.

11 And the servants of Achish said unto but the lad knew not any thing: only hin, is not this David the king of the land! atten and David knew the matter. did they not fing one to another of lim in

Aud Jonathan gave his artillery unto dances, saying, Saul hath flain his thoufauda,

4 and said unto him, Go, carry them and David his ten thoufands? facity.

12 And David laid up thufc words in his * And atoon as the lad was gone, Da- heart, and was forc afraid of Achith the an out of a place toward the south, king of Gath. kd on his faee to the ground, and, 13 And he changed his behaviour before

a km 1f three times; and they kilfed them, and feigned himiclf mad in their saatact, and wept one with another, hands, and Icrabbled on the doors of the gate, Davit exceeded.

and let his spittie fall down upon his card. # And Jonatban fald to David, Go in 14 Then faid Achish unto his servant, 1.0,

isralmuch as we have sworn both of ye lec the man is mad: wherefore then la the ranse of the LORD, saying, The lave ye brought him to mo!

ne tieteten me and thee, and be. IS Have I need of madren, that ye have on my feed and thy feed for ever. And brought this feilow to play the madinane ole and departed'; 200 Janathan went my profence? thall this fellotu coine is s the city.

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CHAP. XXII.

16 And the king faid, Thou shalt (arely die, 1 Companies refor: to David at Adullam. Ahimclech, thou and all thy fathers hauft.

9 Daeg acculeth Abimelech. 17 Saul cont. mandeth to kill the priests.

17 9 And the king laid unto the fourth

that ttood about him, Turn, and lay ták

, escaped to the cave Adullam and alto is with David, and because they know when his brothren and all his tathers house when he fied, and did not thew ir to til heard it, they went down thither to him. But the servants of the king would not pat

2 And every one that was in distress, and forth their hand to fall upon the pricts of every one thai was in debt, and every one the LORD. that was discontented, gathered themielves 18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn they unto him; and he became a captain over and tall upon the prietts. And Doeg, the them: and there were with him about four domite turned, and he fell upon the pricilly hundred men,

and flew on that day fourscore and tive per 31 And David went thence to Mizpeh of fons that did wear a linen ephod. Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, 19 And Nob, the city of the prietts, (mote Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, with the edge of the lword, both wich and we come forth, and be with you, till i know men, children and sucklings, and oxen, and what God will do for me.

afles, and theep, with the edge of the sworn 4. And lie brought them before the king 20 I And one of the sons of Alimele of Moab; and they dwelt with lin all the the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, daug while that David was in the hold.

ed, and fied after David. 51 And the prophet Gad said unto David, 21 And Abiathar fhewed David that sa abide not in the hold: depart, and get thee had dain the LORDS priesta. into the land of Judah. Then David depart 22 And David said unto Abiathar, I toes el, and came into the foreit of Haeth. & that day, when Doeg, the Edomite wa

Or When Saul heard that David was dis- there, that he would surely tell Saulo covered, and the men that were with him, have accalioned the eath of all the (now Saul aboue in Gibeah under a tree in fons of thy fathers house. kamah, having his spear in his land, and 23 Abide thou with me, fear not; ier all his fcrvants were standing about hin ;) that forkcth my life seeketh thy liic:

7 Then Saul said unto his fervants that with me thou shalt be in safeguard. food about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites;

CHAP. XXIII. Will the son of Jefe give every one of i David, enquiring of the Lord, refrath you ficlds and vineyards, and make you lah: 7 God theu eth him Saxls caming, *** a! capta nis of thousands and captains of the treachery of the Keilises : 13 A duhet un that all of you have conspired againt The Philnines night againik Keilah, as

from Keilah.

'Hen they told David, saying, Behold me, and there is none that theweth me that my son hath nadie a league with the fon of they rob the thrething-foors. Jelle, and there is none of you that is sorry 2. Therefore David enquired of the Lush for me, or theweth unto me that my son saying, shall I go and smíte thele Philities hath ftirred up my servant againtt me, to And the LORD iaid unto David, Go, and taille lie in wait, as at this day?

the Philiftines, and fave Keilali. 91 Then answered 'Doeg the Edomite, 3 And David, men said unto him, Behold (which was set over the servants of Saul, we be afraid here in Judah, how we and said, I saw the ion of Jeffe coming to more then if we come to Keilah agaitd Nob, to Ahimelech, the ion of Aliitub. armics of the Philiftines?

10 And he enquirce of the LORD for 4. Then David enquired of the LORD him, and gave him vi&uals, and gave him again. And the LORD answered hin, the sword of Goliath the Phililtine.

said, 'Arise, go down to Keilah: for 1 N 11 Then the king sent to call Animelech deliver th: Phuittines into thine hand. the prie , the son of Abitub, and all his 5 So Davx! and bis men went to Kald fathers doute, the priests that were in Nob: and fought with the Philistines, and much and they came all of them to the king. away their cattle, and (mote them will 12 And Saul said, Hear now

thou son of Ahi- great daughter. So David laved the inlad tub. And he antwer«d, Here I am, my lord. tants of keilah.

13 And Saul said unto lim, Why have ye 6 And itc me to pass, when Abiathar, the con piled againtt me, thou and the top of of Ahimelech, ficd to David to Keilah, Jeffe, in that thou has given him brcad, and he came down avith an iphod in his habille alword, and haft enquired of God for lm, ? And it was told Saul that Dard w that he thould ride against me, to lie in wait, come to Keilah. And soul faid, Gadu as at this day?

deliv: red hhn into minc hand; for he 14 Then A imelech answered the king, Thut in, by entering into a town that laat and laid, And ho is fo faithful among all

gokcs and bars, che servants as David, winch is the kings 8 And Saul called all the people to the fw-in-law and goeth at ihy bidding, and to war, to go down to Keilah, co beige D is onourable in thine house?

vid and his men. 16 Did I then begin to enquire of God for 99 Anu David knew that Safecrctly him : be it far from me. Let not the king tiled mischief againt him id he laul mpute any kining unto his fervant, nor to Abi thar the prich, Bring hither of all the house of iny father: for thy fervant 10 Then laid David, O LORD God! knew nothing of all this less or more.

Ifrael, thy servant liath certainly heard

Ad fecketh to come to Echah, to dettroy z? q. But there eame a metenger uato the dry for my fake.

Saul, saying, Hatte thee, and come; for the 11 Win the men of Keilah deliver me up Philistines have invaded the land. Into his hand! will Saat come down, as thy 28 Wlierefore Saul returned from purses servant hath heard! O LORD God of Ifraei, ing after David, and went againtt the PhiliI cfeech thee, to thy fervant. And the fines: therefore they called that place Sela. LORD fald, He will come down.

hammah-lekoth. 12 Then faid David, Will the men of Kei. 29 S And David went up from thence, and lak delivet me and my men into the hand dwelt in ftrong holds at En gedi. of SaulAnd the LORD said, They will de

CH A P. XXIV. Hear that op

4 David, in a cave at En-gedi, having cut oft 131 Then David and his men, which were Sauls Airl, spareth his life i 8 he jhemela about its kindred, arole and departed out of thereby his intiecency. B. Acdit wastold Saul that David was escap turned from following the Philittines,

to fron Keitah; and he forbare to go forth. that it was told him, saying, Behold, Daviu 14 And David abode in the wilderness in is in the wilderness of En-yedi. trong bolds, and remained in a mountain 2 'Then Saul took three thğusandchofeninen In die wilderness of Ziph; and Saul fought out of all Ifrael, and went to seek David and him every day, but God delivered him not his men upon the rocks of the wild-goats. las his hand.

3 and fie came to the sheep-cotes by the 15 And David saw that Saui was come out way, where was a cave; and Saul went in That bis life: and David was in the wil. to cover his feet: and David and his meu Cerch of Zipd in a wood.

remained in the fides of the cave, 16 And Jonathan, Sauls fon, arose, and went 4 And the inen of David said unto birn;

Pavit into the wood, and ttrengthened Behold the day of which the LORD said unto wa berd in God.

thee, Behold, I will deliver thinc enemy into 17 And he said unto him, Fear not; for thine hand, that thou mayett do to him as it de brand of Saul my father thall not find thall seem good onto thee. Tlien David arole, : :d thou shalt be king over Ifrael, and cut off the tkirt of Sauls robe privily. und 1 haft bc sext tinto thee; and that also § And it came to pass afterward, that DaCel my father oweth.

vids heart (mote hiin, because the had cut 16 And they made a cavenant before off Sauls Ikirt.

LORD. And David abode in the wood, 6 And he said unto his men, The LORD i brutan went to his house.

forbid that I should do this thieg uito iny 191 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul matter, the LORDS anointed, to tretch forth

Gtaan, faying, Doth not David hide mine hand against him, seeing he is the If wib us in trong holds in the wood, anointed of the LORD. in the hm Hachilah, which is on the 7 So David Atayed his fervants with these ats of Jeftimon?

words, and suffered them not to rise agaimt 20 Xow, therefore, o king, come down Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, ud teräng to ab the defire of thy soul to went on his way. curse doun, and our part shall be to deliver 8 David allo arose afterward, and went out When into the kings hand.

of the cave, and cried after Saul, taying, 11 And Szul said, Blefled be ye of the My lord the king. And wlien Saul locked LED; for ye lare compassion on me. behind him, David Htooped with his face to

23 G., ! pray you, prepare yet, and know the earth, and howed hiinteif. 174 fee his place where his haunt is, and 9 And David laid to Saul, Whercfore o kah feen him there: for it is told me hearelt thou mens words, saying, Behold, Matta da leth very lubtilly:

David eeketh tay hurt? 2jbæ, therefore, and take knowledge of 10 Behoid, this day thine eyes have seen 1. the forking places where be hideth him. how that the Lord had delivered thee to 4, and come ye again to me with the cer- day into mine hand in the cave: and fonte smry, and I will go with you: and it thall bade me kill thee; but mine eye fpared thee: tur ts pars, if he be in the land, that I and I said, I will not put forth mine hund kach mim out throughout all the thou- against my lord ; for lic is the Loups latjadah.

anointed. 14 And they arose, and went to Ziph be 11. Moreover, my father, fee; yes, fes feant: bat David and his men were in the skirt of thy robe in my haod for in te vidimcts of Maon, in the plaid on the that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and Jethimon.

killed thee not, know thon and for, that 35 kit aifo and his men went to seek there is neither evil nor transgrution in

And they told David: wherefore he mind hand, and I have not finned againt d'oran foto 4 rock, and abode in the thee; yet thou hunteit ny foul to take it. stels of Maon; and when Saul heard 12 The LORD judge betiseen me and thee, fregnetued after David in the wilder. and the LORD avenge mc of thee; bat maine Maan.

land thall not be upon thce. 16 Am! Sai went on this side of the moun 13 As faith the proverb of the anciens,

adt Dasid and his men on that fide of wickedncis procesdeth rolu the wickce Tento: and David made haite to Sut minciand that not be upon tic. Way for fear of Saul; for Saul and his 14 After whom is the king of Irael cos Could David and luis men round out? afics whom dott thou parfuc? after a w take ca.

dead dog, after a fica?

15 The LORD, therefore, bejudge, and judge 10 And Nabal answered Davids serrante, between me and thee, and fee, and plead and said, Who is David? and who is the fo my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand. of Jeffe? There be many lervanta now-star

16 1 And it came to pass, when David had that break away every man from his matter, made an end of Ipeaking thefe words unto 11 Shall I then take my bread and say Saul, that Saul said, is this thy voice, my son water, and my flesh that I have killed in David? and Saul lifted up his voice and wept. my thcarers, and give it unto men when

17 And he said to David, Thou art more I know not whence they be? righteous than 1; for thou hatt rewarded me 12 So Davids young men turned their way good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. and went again, and came and told him al

18' And thou haft thewed this day how those sayings. that thou hait dealt well with me: 'foraf 13 And David said unto his men, Girdy much as, when the LORD had delivered me on every man his sword. And they gidal into thine hand, thou kiliedit me not.

on every man his sword, and David alle 19 For if & man find his enemy, will he girded on his sword; and there was let him go well away? Wherefore, the LORD after David about four hundred men, a reward thee good for that thou' hait done two hundred abode by the ituff. unto me this day,

14'? But one of the young men told Abs 20 And now, behold, I know well that thou gail, Nabals wife, saying, Behold, David fert Malt surely be king, and that the kingdom meliengers out of the wilderness to falat of Ifrael shall be established in thine hand. ovr malterį and he railed on them.

21 Swear now, therefore, unto me by the 15 But the men were very good unto LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my fece and we were not hurt, neither mirsad w after me, and that thou wilt not dettroy my any thing, as long as we were convertani name out of my fathers house.

with them, when we were in the fields 22 And David (ware unto Saul. And Saul 16 They were a wall unto us both by night went home; but David and his men gat and day, all the while we were with them them up unto the hold.

keeping the theep. CHAP. XXV.

19 Now therefore know, and consider what 1 Samuel dieth. 10 David, provoked by Na- thou wilt do; for evil is determined agates boals churlishness, mindeth to destroy him. our matter, and againtt all his household for 14 Abigail, by her wisdom, pacifieth David. he is such a fon of Belial that a man contact 33 Nabal, hearing thereof, dieth.

speak to him. A Nd Samuel died; and all the Ifraelites 18 9 Then Abigail made hafte, and wok

were gathered together, and lamented two hundred loaves, and two bottles of Tim, and buried him in his house at Ra- wine, and five theep ready dressed, and tre mah. And David arose, and went down to measures of parched corn, and an hundred the wilderness of Paran.

clusters of raisins, and two hundred calcı 2 And there reas a man in Maon, whose of tigs, and laid them on alles. poffeflions were in Carmel; and the man 19 And the said unto her servants, Godor was very great, and he had three thousand before me: behold, I come after you. But Checp, and a thousand goats: and he was the told not her husband Nabal. fhearing his thecp in Carmel.

20 And it was so, as the rode on the als, Now the name of the man was Nabal, that the came down by the covert the and the name of his wife Abigail; and the hill, and, behold, David and his men came was a woman of good undertanding, and down against her; and the met them. of a beautiful countenance: but the man 21 (Now David had said, Surely in rain was churlith, and evil in his doings; and he have i kept all that this felleso hath in the war of the house of Caleb.

wilderness, so that nothing was miedo 4 And David heard in the wilderness all that pertained unto him; and he hat! that Nabal did shear his sheep.

requited me evil or good. 5 And David sent out ten young men, 22 So and more alfo do God unto the cres and David laid unto the young men, Get mies of David, if I lease of all that parlar ye up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and to him, by the morning light, any tha: pületh greet him in my name.

againt the wall.) 6 And thus Thall ye fay to him that liv. 23 And when Ahigail saw David, the batte: eth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and and lighted off the als, and fell bcsere Dhante peace be to thine house, and peace be unto on her face, and bowed herself to the ground all that thou hast.

24 And fell at his fcet, and said, V pou 7 And now I have heard that thou hatt my lord, upon me let this iniquity be; ** fhearers: now, thy shepherds which were let thine Handmaid, I pray thec, freak with us, we hurt them not, neither was there thine audience, and hear the words of win oughi milling unto them, all the while they handmaid. were in Carmel.

25 Let not my lord, I pray thec, ter & Aik thy young men, and they will thew this man of Belial, even Nall: for as l. Wee. wherefore, let the young men find fa- name is, so is he; Nabal is his name,

Four in thine eyes; (for we come in a good folly is with him: but I thine hands day:) give, ! pray thee, whatsoever cometh faw not the young men of my lord, slun to thinc hand unto thy servants, and to thy thou didit fend. Son David. And when Davids young men came, niveth, and as thy soullivath, seeing the!"

26 Now therefore, my lord, as the too: they spake to Nabal according to all thosc hath with-holdes thee froin coming the words, in the name of David, and cealed.

blood, and from avenging thyerli with ebay

we hand, now let thine enemies, and they thine handmaid be a fervant to walh the ftet that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal. of the servants of my lord. 17 And now this bleffing, which

thine hand- 42 And Abigail haited and arose, and rode smaid hath brought unto my lord, let

it even upon an afs, with five damsels of hers that begiven unto the young men that follow my went after her; and the went after the mellard.

sengers of David, and became his wife. 28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine 43 David also took Ahinoam of "Jezrcel; Inandmaid for the LORD will certainly make and they were also both of them his wives. my lord a sure house; because my lord fight 449 But Saul had given Michal his daugheth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath ter, Davids wife, to Phalti, the son of Lailh, not been fouod in thee all thy days.

which was of Gallim. 29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and

CHAP. XXVI. to feek thy fout: but the foul of my lord 3 Saul cometh to Hachilah againj David. 5 Arall be bound in the bundle of life with David, in the trench, hazeln Abishai from the Lead thy God;

and the souls of thine killing Saul, but taketh his spear and cruje. emis, then thall he ding out, as out of the middle of a fling.

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Nd the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gi.

beah, saying, Doth not David liide him. 30 And it shall come to pass, when the self in the hill of Hachilah, which is bofore Load ball have done to my lord according Jethimon?

an the good that he hath spoken concern 2 Then Saal arose and went down to the ing tbce, and thall have appointed thee run wilderness of Ziph, having threc thousand et over ifrael,

choten men of lirael with lim, to seek Da31 That this thall be no grief onto thee, vid in the wilderneis of Ziph. mor efence of heart unto my lord, either 3 And Saul pitched in the hill of Hachithat thou haft thed blood caulelels, or that lah, which is before Jeshimon, by the way: *y lord hath avenged himself: but when but David abode in the wilderness; and he

Loth thall have dealt well with my lord, saw that. Saul came after hin into the wil. 1hts redember thine handmaid.

dernels. 32 And David said to Abigail, Blelled 4 David, therefore, fent out spies, and un. Ir the LORD God of Israel, which fent thce derstood that Saul was come in very decd. this day to meet me:

5 1 And David arose, and came to the 3 And blessed be thy advice, and blessed place where Saul had pitched; and David bisa which hatt kept me this day from beheld the place where Saullay, and Abner, canning to the blood, and from avenging the son of Ner, the captain of liis hoft: and nylch with minc own hand.

Saul·lay in the trench, and the people pitch34 For in very deed, as the LORD God cd round about him. lsrul liveth, which hath kept me back 6 Then answered David, and said to AhiFrom hurting thee, except thou hadit baited, melech the Hittite, and to Abithat, the son and come to meet me, surcly there had not of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who keza left unto Nabal, by the morning light, will go down with me to Saul toite camp! any that pületh a aint the wall.

And Abishai faid, I will go down with thee. 35 So David received of her hand that 7 So David and Abifhai came to the peo. which ite bad brought him, and said unto ple by night, and, bchold, Saul lay ileeping bes, Gs up in peace to thine house : see, I within the trench, and his fpear ttuck in the have fearkened to thy voice, and liave ac- ground at his-bolster : but' Abner and the copied thy person.

people lay round about him. 25 And Abigail came to Nabal: and, be. 8 'Then faid Abithai to David, God hath hold, he beld a feaft in his house like the delivered thine enemy into thine band this fatto a king; and Nahals heart was merry day; now, the efore, lét mc tmite him, I pray within him, for he was very drunken : thee, with the fpear, even to the earth at wtardore be told him nothing, less or more, once, and I will not smite him the second until the morning light.

tisne. y But it came to pass in the morning, 2 And David said to Abithai, Deltroy hin

on the wine was gone out of Nabal, and not ; for wlio can ftretch forth his hand ahis wife irad told him thefe things, that his gainit the Lords anointed and be gailtless! heart died within him, and he became as a 10 David Caid furthermore, the LORD one.

liveth, the LORD shall finite him; or his day 33 And it came to pass, about ten days after, fhall come to die; or lic thall dcfcend into taz tic Logo

fmore Nabal, that he died. battle and perith. 3 And wben Darid heard that Nabal 11 The LORD forbid that I thould ttretch was dead, be faid, Bleiled be the LORD, that forth mine hand againit the Louns anoint. Dath pleaded the cause of iny reproach from ed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the t'pear de hand of Nabral, and hath kept his servant that is at his boliter, and the crule of water, frudi evil: for the LORD hath returned the and let us go. wickedness of Nabal apon his own head. And 12 So David took the t'pear and the cruce David feet and cummuned with Abigail, to of water from Sauls boliter; and they gat take her to him to wife.

them away, and no man law it, nor know # And when the fervants of David were it, neither awaked: for they were all allecp: ar to Aligail, to Carmel, they

spake unto because a deep deep from the LORD was falher, saying, David lent us unto thee to take len upon theni. (liec to harn to wife.

13* Then David went over to the other 41 and the arose, and bowed himself on lide, and itood on the top of an hiti atar ker face to the earth, and faid, Behold, let of; fa great space being between them:)

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