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of this honey

Saul's unadvised adjuration. 1 SAMUEL, XIV. Saul's strength and family. 24 T And the men of Israel were/ B. C. 1087. and spoil them until the morning distressed that day: for Saul had w

light, and let us not leave a man of adjured the people, saying, Cursed w Jos.6.26. them. And they said, Do whatbe the man that eateth any food

soever seemeth good unto thee. until evening, that I may be avenged < Ex.3.8.

Then said the priest. Let us draw

Nu.13.27. on mine enemies. So none of the

near hither unto God.

Mat.3.4. people tasted any food.

37 And Saul asked counsel of God, 25 And all they of the land came y ch.30.12. Shall I go down after the Philisto a wood, and there was honey x Pr.25, 16, tines? wilt thou deliver them into upon the ground.

the hand of Israel? But b he an26 And when the people were come

8 or, weary.

swered him not that day. into the wood, behold, the honey 2 Lev.3.17. 38 And Saul said, Draw c ye near dropped; but no man put his hand

17.10. hither, all the 12 chief of the peoto his mouth; for the people feared

De. 12.23,

ple: and know and see wherein the oath.


this sin hath been this day. 27 But Jonathan heard not when


39 For

as d the LORD liveth, which his father charged the people with or, dealt saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathe oath: wherefore he put forth


than my son, he shall surely die. the end of the rod that was in his rously. But there was not a man among all hand, and dipped it in an honey- 10 in his the people that answered him. comb, and put his hand to his hand. 40 Then said he unto all Israel, mouth; and y his eyes were enlight.

Be ve on one side, and I and Jonaened.

a Hos.8.14.

than my son will be on the other 28 Then answered one of the peo- 13 that altar side. And the people said unto ple, and said, Thy father straightly

he began Saul, Do what seemeth good unto charged the people with an oath,

to build

thee saying, Cursed he the man that eat

unto the

41 Therefore Saul said unto the eth any food this day. And the peo


LORD God of Israel, 13 Give a perple were 8 faint.

fect lot.e And Saul and Jonathan 29 Then said Jonathan, My father

were taken: but the people 14 es-
hath troubled the land : see, I pray ch.28.6. caped.
you, how mine eyes have been en-cch.10.19. 42 And Saul said, Cast lots between
lightened, because I tasted a little Jos.7.14, me and Jonathan my son. And

&e. Jonathan was taken.
30 How much more, if haply the
people had eaten freely to day of

43 Then Saul said to Jonathan,
12 corners,
Ju. 20.2.

Tell f me what thou hast done. the spoil of their enemies which

And Jonathan told him, and said, they found ? for had there not been a 282.12,5.

Ig did bui taste a little honey with now a much greater slaughter 13 or, Shew the end of the rod that was in mine among the Philistines?

the inno- hand, and lo, I must die. 31 And they smote the Philistines


44 And Saul answered, God h do that day from Michmash to Aijalon : e Pr. 16.33. so, and more also: for i thou shalt and the people were very faint. Acts 1.24. surely die, Jonathan. 32 And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and

45 And the people said unto Saul, 14 went forth.

Shall Jonathan die, who hath calves, and slew them on the ground: f Jon.1.7-10. wrought this great salvation in and the people did eat them with

Israel? God forbid; as the LORD the blood.

liveth, there shall not one hair k 33 Then they told Saul, saying,

h Ru.1, 17.

of his head fall to the ground; for Behold, the people sin z against the i ver.39. he hath wrought with God l 'this LORD, in that they eat with the

k 2Sa. 14.11.

day. Som the people rescued JonaBlood. And he said, Ye have 9 trans

1Ki. 1.52.

than, that he died not. gressed : roll a great stone unto me Lu.21.18.

46 Then Saul went up from follow

ing the Philistines: and the Philis

22Ch.19.11. 34 And Saul said, Disperse your

tines went to their own place.

Is. 13.3 selves among the people, and say 2Cor.6.1.

47 So Saul took the kingdom unto them, Bring me hither every Pbil.2 12,

over Israel, and fought against all man his ox, and every man his 13.

his enemies on every side, against sheep, and slay them here, and eat; ad sin not against the condairi m Is.29,20,21. Noab, and against the children of

Ammon, n and against Edom, and eating with the blood. And all the n ch.11.11.

against the kings of Zobah, o and people brought every man his ox o 2Sa. 10.6. against the Philistines : and whiit with him that night, and slew 150r,wrought thersoever he turned himself, he them there.


vexed them, 35 And Saul a built an altar unto

48 And he 15 gathered an host, and

p ch.15.3,7. the LORD: 11 the same was the first

smote the Amalekites, p and deli

vered Israel out of the hands of altar that he built unto the LORD.

1Ch.8.33. them that spoiled them.
36 T And Saul said, Let us go
dowa after the Philistines by night,

49 Now the sons of Saul were

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This day

9 ch.31.2.


Samuel sendeth Saul


to destroy Amalek Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchi-| B. C. 1087. 10 T Then came the word of the shua : and the names of his two

LORD unto Samuel, saying, daughters were these; the name of 16 Abiner. 11 It 9 repenteth me that I have set the first-born Merab, and the name

r ch.9.1,2.

up Saul to be king: for he is turnof the younger Michal :

ed o back from following me, and p 50 And the name of Saul's wife s ch.8.11. hath not performed my commandwas Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahi

ments. And it grieved Samuel; maaz:

and the name of the cap-|(CHAP. 15.) and he cried unto the Lord all tain of his host was 16 Abner, the a ch.9.16. night. son of Ner, Saul's uncle.

12 And when Samuel rose early 51 And Kish r was the father of Ex. 17.8,14. to meet Saul in the morning, it was Saul; and Ner, the father of Abner,


told Samuel, saying, Saul came to was the son of Abiel. 52 And there was sore war against C Lev.27.28. Carmel, 9 and, behold, he set him the Philistines all the days of Saul:

Jos.6.17.21. up a place, and is gone about, and

passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. and when Saul saw any strong a Nu.24.20.

13 And Samuel came to Saul : man, or any valiant man, he s took 1 or, fought. and Saul said unto him, Blessed r him unto him,

e Ju. 1.16. be thou of the LORD: I have s perCHAPTER XV.

4.11. formed the commandment of the Samuel sendeth Saul to destroy


f Rev.18.4.

14 And Samuel said, What meanThe LORD sent me to anoint

g Nu.10.29. eth then this bleating of the sheep thee to be king over his people, over

in mine ears, and the lowing of the

2Ti.1.16. oxen which I hear? Israel : now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words

h Ge.2.11.

15 And Saul said, They have of the LORD.


brought them from the Amalek

ites : fort the people spared the 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I i Ge. 16.7.

best of the sheep and of the oxen, remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how b he laid wait for

k 1Ki.20.30,

to sacrifice unto the LORD thy &c.

God; and the rest we have utterly him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

2 ch.30.1.

destroyed. 3 Now go and smite Amalek, m ver.3, 15.

16 Then Samuel said unto Saul,

Stay, and I will tell thee what the and c utterly destroy all d that they

LORD hath said to me this night. have, and spare them not; but slay

or, second both man and woman, infant and


And he said unto him, Say on.

17 And Samuel said, when thou suckling, ox and sheep, camel and

wast little u in thine own sight. 4 And Saul gathered the people

wast thou not made the head of the

n ver.35. together, and numbered them in

tribes of Israel, and the LORD

Ge.6.6.7. anointed thee king over Israel? Telaim, two hundred thousand

2Sa.24, 16, 18 And the Lord sent thee on a footmen, and ten thousand men of Je.18.8,10. journey, and said, Go, and utterly Judah.

o Ki.9.6. 5 And Saul came to a city of Ama

destroy the sinners the Amalekites, He. 10.38.

and fight against them until they lek, and I laid wait in the valley.

3 be consumed. 6 | And Saul said unto the e Ke- p ver 3,9.

ch.13.13. nites, f Go, depart, get you down

19 Wherefore then didst thou not

obey the voice of the LORD, but from among the Amalekites, lest I 9 1Ki. 18.42. didst fly upon the spoil, and didst destroy you with them for yer Ju.17.2. evil in the sight of the LORD? showed kindnessg to all the child

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, ren of Israel when they came up s Pr.28.13. out of Egypt. So the Kenites de


Yea, I have obeyed the voice of

the LORD, and have gone the way parted from among the Amalekites. t ver.9,21. which the LORD sent me, and have

7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilahh until thou comest

uch.9.21. brought Agag the king of Amalek,

and have utterly destroyed the to Shur, i that is over against 3 consume. Amalekites. Egypt.

21 But v the people took of the 8 And k he took Agag, the king of v ver. 15.

spoil, sheep anil oxen, the chief of the Amalekites, alive, and utterly l w Ps.50.8.9. the things which should have been destroyed all the people with the 51.16, 17. uiterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto edge of the sword.


the LORD thy God in Gilgal. 9 But Saul and the people sparedm

Is, 1.11-17.

22 And Samuel said, Hath w the Agag, and the best of the sheep,


LORD as great delight in burnt-ofand of the oxen, and of the 2 fat

He. 10.4-10.

ferings and sacrifices, as in obey lings, and the lambs, and all that

ing the voice of the LORD? Be was good, and would not utterly x Ec.5.1.

hold, to obey is x better than sacridestroy them: but every thing that H0.6.6.

fice, and to hearken than the fat was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of



Mar. 12.33. of rams.

Saul's humiliation,

David anointed. 4 witchcraft. y and stubbornness is B. C. 1063. įthe Beth-lehemite : for d l have as iniquity and idolatry.z Because

provided me a king among his thou hast rejected the word of the divination, sons. LORD, he a hath also rejected thee

De. 18.10. 2 And Samuel said, How can I from bring king:

y Re.22.15.

go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. 24 1 And Saul said unto Samuel, = 2Cor:6.16.

Gal.5.20. I have sinted: for I have trans

And the LORD said, Take an heifer Rev.21.8.

1 with thee, and say, I am come to gressed the commandment of the

sacrificee to the LORD. LORD, and thy words: because ! 8 Ex.23.2.

a ch.13.14.

3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, feared b the people, and obeyed Pr.29.25. and I will show thee what thou their voice.

Js.51.12. shalt do: and thou shalt anoint 25 Now therefore, I pray thee, Gal,1.10. unto me himf whom I name unto pardon my sis, and turn again with c 2Jno.ll. thee. me, that I may worship the LORD. d iki 11.30, 4 And Samuel did that which the 26 And Samuel said unto Saul, Ic


LORD spake, and came to Bethwill not return with thee: for thou 5 or, eternity, lehem. And the elders of the town hast rejected the word of the Or, victory. trembled at his ? coming, and said, LORD, and the LORD hath rejecteu

e Nu.23. 19,

Comest thou peaceably? O

Eze.24.14. thee from being king over Israel.


5 And he said, Peaceably: I am 27 And as Samuel turned about

Tit.1.2. come to sacrifice unto the LORD : to go away, he d laid hold upon f Jno.6.44. sanctify h yourselves, and come the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

12.43. with me to the sacrifice. And he 28 And Samuel said unto him,lg Ju.1.7. sanctified Jesse and his sons, and The LORD hath rent the kingdom h ver.ll. called them to the sacrifice. of Israel from thee this day, and

Ps. 119.136.

6. And it came to pass when hath given it to a neighbour of

Jer. 13.17. they were come, that he looked on thine, that is better than thou. (CHAP. 16.) Eliab, i and said, Surely the LORD's 29 And also the 5 Strength of Is- a ch.15.35.

anointed is before him.

Jer.7.16. rael will not liee nor repent: for

7 But the LORD said unto Samuel,

11.14. he is not a man, that he should

Look not k on his countenance, or

14.11. repent.

b ver, 15.23,

on the height of his stature ; be30 Then he said, I have sinned:

c 2Ki.9.1. cause I have refused him: for? yet honourf me now, I pray thee,

w the LORD seeth not as man seeth; before the elders of my people, and d Ps.78.70. for man looketh on the 3 outward before Israel, and turn again with 89.19,20. appearance.m but the LORD lookme, that I may worship the LORD Is.55.4. eth on the heart.n thy God.

1 in thine 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, 31 So Samuel turned again after


and made him pass before Samuel. Saul; and Saul worshipped the

e ch.9.12.

And he said, Neither hath the LORD LORD

20.29. De, 17.15.

chosen this. 32 T Then said Samuel, Bring ye 2 meeting,

9 Then Jesse made 4 Shammah hither to me Agag the king of the

& Iki.2. 13. to pass by. And he said, Neither Amalekites. And Agag came unto h Ex.19.10.

hath the LORD chosen this, him delicately. And Agag said, Nu.11.18. 10 Again, Jesse made seven of his Surely the bitterness of death is Jos.3.5, sons to pass before Samuel. And past.

ich.17.13. Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD 33 And Samuel said, As thyg called hath not chosen these. sword hath made women childless,

11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, so shall thy mother be childless


Are here all thy children? And he among women. And Samuel hew- k Ps. 147.10. said. There remaineth yet the ed Agag in pieces before the LORD

1 İs.55.8,9.

youngest, and behold, heo keepeth in Gilgal.

the sheep. And Samuel said unto

m 2 Cor. 10.7. 34 4 Then Samuel went to Ra

n I Ki.8.39.

Jesse, send and fetch bim : for we mah; and Saul went up to his 1Ch.28.9.

will not sit 5 down till he come house to Gibeah of Saul.


hither, 35 And Samuel came no more to Jer. 17.10. 12 And he sent, and brought him see Saul until the day of his death : Rev.2.23. in. Now he was ruddy,p and withnevertheless Samuel mourned h for 4 Shimeah, al 6 of a beautiful countenance, Sunl: and the LORD repented that

2Sa.13,3. and goodly to look to. And the he had made Saul king over Is

Shimma, LORD said, Arise, anoint him : for rael.


this is he. CHAPTER XVI.

o 2Sam.7.8.

13 Then Samuel took the horn Samuel anointeth David.


of oil, and anointed him in the ND the LORD said unto Sa

5 round.

midst of his brethren: and the Spi

p ch.17.42. mourn for Saul, seeing b I have re- geb, 10.6,9,10. vid from that day forward. So Sajected him from reigning over Is- * Ju. 16.20. muel rose up, and went to Ramah. rael! Fill thine horn with oil,cs ch, 18.10.

14 | But the Spirit of the LORD and go, I will send thee to Jesse

departed r from Saul, and an evil s

3 eyes.

coast of

Saul sendeth for David. 1 SAMUEL, XVII.

Gohath's challenge. spirit from the LORD 7 troubled

B. C. 1063., whose height was six cubits and him.

a span, 15 And Saul's servants said unto

5 And he had an helmet of brass him, Behold now, an evil spirit or, terrified upon his heal, and he was 8 armed from God troubleth thee.

with a coat of mail; and the weight 16 Let our lord now command thy t ver.23. of the coat was five thousand sheservants, which are before thee, to

kels of brass. seek out a man who is a cunning

u ch.17.32-36

6 And he had greaves of brass player on an harp: and it shall

upon his legs, and a 4 target of come to pass, when the evil spirit

brass between his shoulders. from God is 'upon thee, that he v 2Sa. 17.8, 10. 7 And the staff c of his spear was shall play t with his hand, and

like a weaver's beam; and his thou shalt be well.

w 2Sa. 14.20. spear's head weighed six hundred 17 And Saul said unto his ser

shekels of iron : and one bearing & vants, Provide me now a man that s or, speech. shield went before him. can play well, and bring him to me.

8 And he stood and cried unto the 18 Then answered one of the ser

armies of Israel, and said unto vants, and said, Behold, I have seen

x ver. 12.

them, Why are ye come out to set a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite,

your battle in array ? Am not I a that is cunning in playing, and a !ych.18. 12-14. Philistine, and ye servants d to mighty valiantu man, and a man

Saul ? choose you a man for you, of war, v and prudent w in 8 mat-z Pr.22.29. and let him come down to me. ters, and a comely x person, and

9 If he be able to fight with me, the LORDy is with him. 19 T Wherefore Saul sent mes

and to kill me, then will we be a ver. 14, 16.

your servants : but if I prevail sengers unto Jesse, and said, Send

against him, and kill him, then me David thy son, which is with (CHAP. 17.) shall ye be our servants, and the sheep.

serve us. 20 And Jesse took an ass laden a 2 Ch.25.18. 10 And the Philistine said, I defy e with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, 'and sent them by David B Jos. 15.35.

the armies of Israel this day; give his son unto Saul.

me a man, that we may fight to

gether. 21 And David came to Saul, and 1 or, the 11 When Saul and all Israel heard stood before z him : and he loved

those words of the Philistine, they him greatly; and he became his Dammim, were dismayed, and greatly afraid. armour-bearer.


12 T Now David was the son f of 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying,


тіт, Let David, I pray thee, stand be

that Ephrathite of Beth-lehemiCh.11.13

judah, whose name was Jesse; and fore me; for he hath found favour

he had eightg sons: and the man in my sight.

2 ranged the

Went among men for an old man in 23 And it came to pass, when the

the days of Saul. evil spirit a from God was upon

13 And the three eldest sons of Saul, that David took an harp, and

Jesse went and followed Saul to played with his hand: so Saul was mm

the battle : and the names

his refreshed, and was well, and the

three sons that went to the battle evil spirit departed from him.

3 clothed.

were Eliab the first-born, and next CHAPTER XVII.

unto him, Abinadab; and the third, Goliath cometh forth to challenge a 4 or, gorget. Shammah. combat with the Israelites.

14 And David was the youngest : OW the Philistines gathered C 2Sa.21.19.

and the three eldest followed Saul. together their armies to bat

15 But David went and returned tle, and were gathered together at d ch.8.17.

from Saul to feed h his father's Shochoh, a which b belongeth to

sheep at Beth-lehem. Judah, and pitched between Sho- e ver.26.


16 And the Philistine drew near choh and Azekah, in 1 Ephes-dam

morning and evening, and presentmim.

ed himself forty days. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel | Ru.4.22.

17 And Jesse said unto David his were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and 2 set & ch.16.10,11. son, Take now for thy brethren an

ephah of this parched corn, and the battle in array against the Phi- nch, 16.11,19. these ten loaves, and run to the listines.

camp to thy brethren: 3 And the Philistines stood on a 5 cheescs of

18 And carry these ten 5 cheeses mountain on the one side, and Is

milk. unto the captain of 6 their thousand, rael stood on a mountain on the

and look i how thy brethren fare, other side: and there was a valley 6 a thousand. and take their pledge. between them.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all 4 And there went out a cham- i Ge.37.14. the men of Israel, were in the valley pion out of the camp of the Phi

of Elah, fighting with the Philislistines, named Goliath, of Gath,



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Eliab chideth David.

David's fmth. 20 And David rose up early in B. C. 1063. (him; thy servant will go and fight the morning, and left the sheep

with this Philistine. with a keeper, and took, and went, 2 or, place of 33 And Saul said to David, Thou as Jesse had commanded him;

the car

art not able to go against this Phiand he came to the 7 trench, as the riage, listine to fight with him: for thou host was going forth to the 8 fight, ch.26.5. art but a youth, and he a man of and shouted for the battle :

war from his youth. 21 For Israel and the Philistines

8 or, battle

34 And David said unto Saul, Thy

array, or, had put the battle in array, army place of

servant kept his father's sheep, and against army.

fight. there came a lion, and a bear, and 22 And David left ' his carriage in 9 the vessels

took a 14 lamb out of the flock: the hand of the keeper of the car- from upon

35 And I went out after him, and riage, and ran into the army, and him.

smote him and delivered it out of came and 10 saluted his brethren.

his mouth: and when he arose

10 asked his 23 And as he talked with them,

brethren of

against me, I caught him by his behold, there came up the cham

beard, and smote him, and slew

peace; as pion, (the Philistine of Gath,

Ju.18, 15.

him. Goliath by name,) out of the armies

36 Thy servant slew both the lion of the Philistines, and spake ac,

k ver.8.

and the bear: and this uncircumcording to the same words: k and 11 his face. cised Philistine shall be as one of David heard them.

them, seeing he hath defied the 24 And all the men of Israel, when

1 Jos. 16.16.

armies of the living God. they saw the man, fled from 11 him, mch.14,6,

37 David said moreover, Ther and were sore afraid.

LORD that delivered me out of the 25 And the men of Israel said, n De.5.26.

paw of the lion, and out of the paw Have ye seen this man that is o Ge.37.4,8,

of the bear, he will deliver me out come up ? surely to defy Israel is


of the hand of this Philistine. And he come up: and it shall be, that

Saul said unto David, Go, and the the man who killeth him, the king p Pr. 15.1.

LORD s be with thee, will enrich him with great riches, 1% word.

38 | And Saul 15 armed David and will give him his daughter, i

13 took.

with his armour, and he put an and make his father's house free in

helmet of brass upon his head; also Israel.

q De.20.2,3. he armed him with a coat of mail. 26 And David spake to the men

39 And David girded his sword that stood by him, saying, What

upon his armour, and he assayed shall be done to the man that kill- 14 or, kid. to go; for he had not proved it. eth this Philistine, anů taketh away

And David said unto Saul, I cannot the reproach from Israel? for who

r Ps. 11,1.

go with these, for I have not proved

18.17. is this uncircumcised m Philistine,

them. And David put them off

77.11. that he should defy the armies of


2Cor.1.10. the living n God?


40 And he took his staff in his 27 And the people answered him

15. hand, and chose him five smooth after this manner, saying, So shall

stones out of the 16 brook, and put it be done to the man that killeth


them in a shepherd's 17 bag which

1Ch.22.11, him.


he had, even in a scrip; and his 28 F And Eliab his eldest brother

sling was in his hand : and he drew heard when he spake unto the men;

15 clothed

near to the Philistine. and Elial's anger o was kindled


41 And the Philistine came on,

with his against David, and he said, Why

and drew near unto David; and camest thou down hither? and with


the man that bare the shield went whom hast thou left those few 16 or, valley. before him. sheep in the wilderness? I know

42 And when the Philistine looked

17 vessel. the pride, and the naughtiness of

about, and saw David, het disthine heart; for thou art come t Ps.123.4. dained him for he was but a youth, town that thou mightest see the

1Co.1,27: and u ruddy, and of a fair counte29.

nance. 29 And David said, p What have luch. 16.12. 43 And the Philistine said unto To done? Is there not a cause?

David, Am I a dog, v that thou 30 % And he turned from him to


comest to me with staves? And

2Ki.8.13. ward another, and spake after the

the Philistine cursed David by his same 12 manner: and the people w 1 Ki.20.10, gods. answered him again after the for

11.44 And the Philistine said w to wer tanner.

3 282.22.33. David, Come to me, and I will give 31 And when the words were

35. thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, heard which David spake, they re

Ps. 124.8. and to the beasts of the field. hearsed them before Saul and he

125, 1. 45 Then said David to the Philis13 sent for him.

2Cor.3,5. tine, Thou comest to me with a 32 And David said to Saul, Let

He. 11.33.

sword, and with a spear, and with no man's heart fail , because of

la shield: but x I come to thee in


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