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Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
d Rom. 12. 19.
n ver. 7. + Heb. sharned.
• Exod. 14 22. Job. 1o.
+ Heb. in the midst of the
Prov. 18. 16. & 21. 14
Abigail by her wisdom
pacifieth David. 13 And David said unto his men, Gird | Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seecir. 1000. ye on every man his sword. And they ing the Lord hath withholden thee from
girded on every man his sword; and Da- coming to shed blood, and from t'aveng- c Gen. 90. 6.
after David about four hundred thine enemies, and they that seek evil to ing thysels. m ch. 30. 24. men; and two hundred "abode by the my lord, be as Nabal. stuff,
27 And now this || blessing which c 2 Sam. 18. 14 | But one of the young men told thine handmaid hath brought unto my rGen. 23.11. Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, lord, let it even be given unto the young Kincs is. David sent messengers out of the wilder- men that + follow
lord. + Heb. flow ness to salute our master; and he trailed 28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of die het on them.
thine handmaid: for the LORD will cer- &c. ver. 12. 15 But the men were very good unto tainly make my lord a sure house; be- & a San 7. us, and we were not thurt, neither cause my lord á fighteth the battles of the ikina missed we any thing, as long as we were LORD, and evil hath not been found in iChron. 17. conversant with them, when we were in thee all thy days.
h chi 18 tỷ the fields:
29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, i ch. 24.11. 16 They were a wall unto us both by and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my night and day, all the while we were with lord shall be bound in the bundle of life them keeping the sheep.
with the LORD thy God; and the souls 17 Now therefore know and consider of thine enemies, them shall he sling * Jer. 10.18 p ch. 20. 7. what thou wilt do; for Pevil is determined out, tas out of the middle of a sling.
against our master, and against all his 30 And it shall come to pass, when the longest er a 9. Deut. 13. houshold: for he is such a son of 'Belial, LORD shall have done to my lord accord13. Judg. 19. that a man cannot speak to him. ing to all the good that he hath spoken
18 Then Abigail made haste, and concerning thee, and shall have appointed Gen. 32.13. 'took two hundred loaves, and two bot- thee ruler over Israel;
tles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, 31 That this shall be + no grief unto talebine
and five measures of parched corn, and thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, sexOr, lumpe. an hundred || clusters of raisins, and two either that thou hast shed blood causehundred cakes of figs, and laid them on less, or that my lord hath avenged him
self: but when the LORD shall have dealt
20 And it was so, as she rode on the ed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent Ps 4.13%
from coming to shed blood, and from 21 Now David had said, Surely in avenging myself with mine own hand. vain have I kept all that this fellow hath 34 For in very deed, as the LORD God in the wilderness, so that nothing was of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back a remin
missed of all that pertained unto him: from hurting thee, except thou hadst Ps. 199.5 and he hath "requited me evil for good. hasted and come to meet me, surely there
22 *So and more also do God unto had 'not been left unto Nabal by the sb: 13.7.* the enemies of David, if I 'leave of all morning light any that pisseth against
that pertain to him by the morning light the wall. 1. King any that pisseth against the wall
35 So David received of her hand that 2 Kings 9. 8. 23 And when Abigail saw David, she which she had brought him, and said unto Duash, 15.18. hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell her, 'Go up in peace to thine house; see, I chose to Judg.
before David on her face, and bowed I have hearkened to thy voice, and have King s.r. herself to the ground,
"accepted thy person. 24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon 36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, Gea. 1991 me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: behold, 'he held a feast in his house, like 3.
and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart + Heb.ars. in thine + audience, and hear the words was merry within him, for he was very of thine handmaid.
drunken: wherefore she told him noHeb.lay it 25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, tre- thing, less or more, until the morning
gard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for light.
that his heart died within him, and he
& Gen. 32 16, 20
Ecelus. 12. 1.
4 Ps 2.16.
2 Sam. 1. 16.
f ch.25 38
7. Rom. 12. 19.
13. Prov. 15.
ich.2 6, 12.
Saul cometh against David.
CHAP. XXVI. He stayeth Abishai from killing Saul. 38 And it came to pass about ten days
7 So David and Abishai came to the cir. 100. after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that people by night; and, behold, Saul lay cir. 1960 he died.
sleeping within the trench; and his spear 59 (And when David heard that Nabal stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Ab
was dead, he said, 'Blessed be the LORD, ner and the people lay round about him. (Prov. 92-93 that hath pleaded the cause of my re- 8 Then said Abishai to David, God
proach from the hand of Nabal, and hath hath + delivered thine enemy into thine the bench Lie. In 34 kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hand this day: now therefore let me 18. 1 Kies hath returned the wickedness of Nabal smite him, I pray thee, with the spear
upon his own head. And David sent even to the earth at once, and I will not
5 And David said to Abishai, Destroy
41 And she arose, and bowed herself Lord liveth, 'the Lord shall smite him; ferontes
on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, or his day shall come to die; or he shalí 23. Luke 18 Ruth 2. 10, let'thine handmaid be a servant to wash n descend into battle, and perish. the feet of the servants of my lord.
11 The LORD forbid that I should $ See Gen. 42 And Abigail hasted, and arose, and stretch forth mine hand against the 31.14 Job
rode upon an ass, with five damsels of Lord's anointed: but, I pray thee, take 15.37. 13. Heb.at het her's that went +after her; and she went thou now the spear that is at his bolster, h.ch 31: 6,
after the messengers of David, and be- and the cruse of water, and let us go.
12 So David took the spear and the 2 Josh. 15-56. 43 David also took Ahinoam of Jez- cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and : 46.97.3. reel ; *and they were also both of them they gat them away, and no man saw it, his wives.
nor knew it, neither awaked: for they 44 9 But Saul had given Michal his were all asleep; because ka deep sleep & Gen, 2 21. heltids daughter, David's wife, to || Phalti the son from the LORD was fallen upon them. cisni. 10.30. of Laish, which was of Gallim.
13 9 Then David went over to the
other side, and stood on the top of an CHAP. XXVI.
hill afar off; a great space being between
to Hachilah against David. 5 David com-
14 And David cried to the people,
15 And David said to Abner, Art not P.st title.
hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which thou a valiant man? and who is like to
thee in Israel ? wherefore then hast thou
3 And Saul pitched in the hill of hast done. As the Lord liveth, ye are
cruse of water that was at his bolster. 4 David therefore sent out spies, and un- 17 And Saul knew David's voice, and derstood that Saul was come in very deed. said, 'Is this thy voice, my son David ? 1 ch. 24. 16.
5 And David arose, and came to the And David said, It is my voice, my lord, place where Saul had pitched: and David O king.
beheld the place where Saul lay, and 18 And he said, "Wherefore doth mch. 24.9 bi se Abner the son of Ner, the captain of my lord thus pursue after his servant ? 103, sidst his host: and Saul lay in the trench, for what have I done? or what evil is rage and the people pitched round about him. in mine hand ?
6 Then answered David and said to 19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my
Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai lord the king hear the words of his su Chron... the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, servant. If the Lord have "stirred thee 11. *24.. 15-45-7,10 saying, Who will go down with me to up against me, let him + accept an offer- Gen. s.21.
Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I ing: but if they be the children of men,
cursed be they before the LORD; "for Ps. 120. S.
. ch. 13. 19.
n 2 Sam. 16.
Lev, 30. 31. . Deut. 4 98 Before CHRIST
+ Heb. the number of
e Josh. 13.3.
reh. 15.24 & 4.17.
Judg. 1. 99.
16. See che
2. k Judg. 1. 16.
Saul acknowledgeth his sin.
1 SAMUEL. Achish putteth confidence in David. they have driven me out this day from 7 And + the time that David dwelt in cir. 1095. + abiding in the inheritance of the Lord, the country of the Philistines was ta full cir. 1958 + Heb.cleav. saying, Go, serve other gods.
year and four months. 20 Now therefore, let not my blood 8 And David and his men went up, damit 16. & 20. 19. fall to the earth before the face of the and invaded the Geshurites, fand the theba year LORD: for the king of Israel is come out || Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those in der Seite
ch. 29-3, till q ch. 24. 14. to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a nations were of old the inhabitants of the 1056 partridge in the mountains.
land, " as thou goest to Shur, even unto Josb. 16.10. 21 T Then said Saul, 'I have sinned: the land of Egypt. return, my son David: for I will no more 9 And David smote the land, and left sites
: . sh. 18. 30. do thee harm, because my soul was 'pre neither man nor woman alive, and took cious in thine eyes this day: behold, I away the sheep, and the oxen, and the 15.7. &
h Gen. 25.18 have played the fool, and have erred asses, and the camels, and the apparel, exceedingly
and returned, and came to Achish. 22 And David answered and said, Be- 10 And Achish said, || Whither have ! Or, Did hold the king's spear! and let one of the ye made a road to day? And David said, a road, the
young men come over and fetch it. Against the south of Judah, and against Pe. 7.& $ 23 The LORD render to every man the south of the Jerahmeelites, and See Chron.
his righteousness and his faithfulness: for against the south of the Kenites.
24 And, behold, as thy life was much set So did David, and so will be his manner
25 Then Saul said to David, Blessed He hath made his people Israel f utterly + Heb. te
be thou, my son David: thou shalt both to abhor him; therefore he shall be my
1 Achish putteth confidence in David. 3 Saul,
having destroyed the witches, 4 and now in
his fear forsaken of God, 7 seeketh to e
no more for him. 5 David beggeth Ziklag raiseth up Samuel. 15 Saul, hearing his
ruin, fainteth. 21 The woman with his
servants refresh him with meat. ND David said in his heart, I shall A that the Philistines gathered their • ca.3.
cir. 1656 of Saul: there is nothing better for me armies together for warfare, to fight with than that I should speedily escape into Israel. And Achish said unto David, the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go despair of me, to seek me any more in out with me to battle, thou and thy men. any coast of Israel : so shall I escape out 2 And David said to Achish, Surely of his hand.
thou shalt know what thy servant can do. 2 And David arose, 'and he passed And Achish said to David, Therefore
over with the six hundred men that were will I make thee keeper of mine head b ch. 21. 10. with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, for ever. king of Gath.
3 Now Samuel was dead, and all b eh. 25. 1. 5 And David dwelt with Achish at Israel had lamented him, and buried him
Gath, he and his men, every man with in Ramah, even in his own city. And ech. 35. 43. his houshold, even David with his two Saul had put away those that had fa- entering
wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abi- miliar spirits, and the wizards, out of her 19 31 gail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife. the land.
4 And it was told Saul that David was 49 And the Philistines gathered them- ". Aed to Gath: and he sought no more selves together, and came and pitched in again for him.
Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel ob 19.8. 51 And David said unto Achish, If I together, and they pitched in Gilboa. have now found grace in thine eyes, let 5 And when Saul saw the host of the them give me a place in some town in Philistines, he was “afraid, and his heart rJob I. 11. the country, that I may dwell there: for greatly trembled. why should thy servant dwell in the royal 6 And when Saul enquired of the city with thee?
LORD, the LORD answered him not, nei- b Numb12. 6 Then Achish gave him Ziklag that ther by dreams, nor 'by Urim, nor by i Exod. so See Pasha day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto prophets. the kings of Judah unto this day.
rir. 1038. + Heb.be cruumed.
. ch. 25. 13.
Deut. 18. 19,
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, 3. &
15. 31. & 19.
30. NE 27.21. Leute
x Judg. 12.
Saul seeketh to a witch.
David suspected by the Philistines. Seek me a woman that hath a familiar 20 Then Saul + fell straightway all CHRIST cür. 1958' spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire along on the earth, and was sore afraid, cir. 1056
of her. And his servants said to him, because of the words of Samuel: and † Heb. made Behold, there is a woman that hath a fa- there was no strength in him; for he had fell with the miliar spirit at En-dor.
eaten no bread all the day, nor all the federace of his 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put night. on other raiment, and he went, and two 21 | And the woman came unto Saul,
men with him, and they came to the wo- and saw that he was sore troubled, and del Delt man by night: and he said, I pray thee, said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid la 13 Isai divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put . ch. 19.5.
bring me him up, whom I shall name un- my life in my hand, and have hearkened un- Job 13. 14. to thee.
to thy words which thou spakest unto me. 9 And the woman said unto him, Be- 22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken hold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, thou also unto the voice of thine handhow he hath 'cut off those that have fa- maid, and let me set a morsel of bread miliar spirits, and the wizards, out of the before thee; and eat, that thou mayest land: wherefore then layest thou a snare have strength, when thou goeston thy way. for my life, to cause me to die?
23 But he refused, and said, I will not
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall the earth, and sat upon the bed.
the house; and she hasted, and killed it,
and before his servants; and they did
afraid: for what sawest thou? And the that night. Esod. . woman said unto Saul, I saw "gods as
CHAP. XXIX. cending out of the earth.
1 David marching with the Philistines, 3 is is bis format 14 And he said unto her, + What form
disallowed by their princes. 6 Achish disis he of? And she said, An old man com- misseth him, with commendations of his fi
tle. And Saul perceived that it was 'Sa- ow the Philistines gathered toge-
and the Israelites pitched by a fountain
hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? 2 And the lords of the Philistines pass1. And Saul answered, 'I am sore distressed on by hundreds, and by thousands:
ed; for the Philistines make war against but David and his men passed on in the 9 ch. 18 12 me, and "God is departed from me, and rereward with Achish.
"answereth me no more, neither + by pro- 3 Then said the princes of the Philisthe head of phets, nor by dreams: therefore I have tines, What do these Hebrews here? And
called thee, that thou mayest make Achish said unto the princes of the Phi-
listines, Is not this David, the servant of Fadas, ha 16 “Then said Samuel, Wherefore then Saul the king of Israel, which hath been
dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is with me 4 these days, or these years, and a Seech. 27. departed from thee, and is become thine I nave found no fault in him since he Dan.6. 5. enemy?
fell unto me unto this day? lemari
17 And the Lord hath done || to him, 4 And the princes of the Philistines Pror. 15. as he spake by tme: for the Lord hath were wroth with him; and the princes of Hel sise rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and the Philistines said unto him, 'Make this a Chron.
given it to thy neighbour, even to David: fellow return, that he may go again to
18 Because thou obeyedst not the his place which thou hast appointed him, 42. Chres voice of the Lord, nor executedst his and let him not go down with us to bat
fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath tle, lest Sin the battle he be an adversary ..As eh. 14. the LORD done this thing unto thee this day. to us: for wherewith should he reconcile
19 Moreover the Lord will also deli- himself unto his master? should it not be ver Israel with thee into the hand of the with the heads of these men? Philistines : and to morrow shalt thou 5 Is not this David, of whom they sang and thy sons be with me: the Lord also one to another in dances, saying, "Saul , ch. 18.7. shall deliver the host of Israel into the slew his thousands, and David his ten hand of the Philistines.
+ Fleb. What
e Ecclas. 6 20.
a ch.28. 1. b ch. 4. I.
c cl. 28. 1, 2.
1 Or, for
Before CHRIST cir. 1056.
k rer. 3.
+ Heb. do not evil in the eyes of the lordi.
Ziklag is spoiled.
David pursueth the Amalekites, 69 Then Achish called David, and said 7 And David said to Abiathar the
unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring cir. 1956. i 2 Sam. 3. hast been upright, and 'thy going out and me hither the ephod. And_Abiathar ech. 13.6,9 25. Kings thy coming in with me in the host is good brought thither the ephod to David.
in my sight: for * I have not found evil in 8 And David enquired at the LORD, fch. 23. 24
thee since the day of thy coming unto me saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? 1 Heb. Chor unto this day: nevertheless fthe lords shall I overtake them ? And he answered in the cues of favour thee not.
him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely over7 Wherefore now return, and go in take them, and without fail recover all. peace, that thou + displease not the lords 9 So David went, he and the six of the Philistines.
hundred men that were with him, and 8 And David said unto Achish, But came to the brook Besor, where those what have I done? and what hast thou that were left behind stayed.
found in thy servant so long as I have 10 But David pursued, he and four Monteleone been t with thee unto this day, that I hundred men: "for two hundred abode 8
may not go fight against the enemies of behind, which were so faint that they
could not go over the brook Besor.
David, I know that thou art good in my field, and brought him to David, and gave 17. Samalla sight, 1 as an angel of God: notwithstand-him bread, and he did eat; and they
ing the princes of the Philistines have made him drink water;
cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins:
13 And David said unto him, To whom 11 So David and his men rose up early belongest thou? and whence art thou?
to depart in the morning, to return into And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, na tem. 4. the land of the Philistines. "And the servant to an Amalekite; and my master Philistines went up to Jezreel.
left me, because three days agone I fell CHAP. XXX.
sick. I The Amalekites spoil Ziklag. 7 David
14 We made an invasion upon the asking counsel is encouraged by God to pur- south of the Cherethites, and upon the sue them. 11 By the means of a revived coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon kingroot Egyptian he is brought to the enemies, and the south of * Caleb; and we burned i Zeph. recovereth all the spoil. 22 David's law to divide the spoil equally between them that Ziklag with fire. fight and them that keep the stuff26 He 15 And David said to him, Canst thou 13 & 1513 sendeth presents to his friends.
bring me down to this company? And he his men were come to Ziklag on the wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into 9. Se her!5. third day, that the *Amalekites had in- the hands of my master, and I will bring vaded the south, and Ziklag, and smit
thee down to this company. ten Ziklag, and burned
with fire; 16 And when he had brought him 2 And had taken the women captives, down, behold, they were spread abroad that were therein: they slew not any, upon all the earth, eating and drinking, Thess. 5 either great or small, but carried them and dancing, because of all the great spoil away, and went on their way.
that they had taken out of the land of 3 * So David and his men came to the the Philistines, and out of the land of city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; Judah. and their wives, and their sons, and their 17 And David smote them from the daughters, were taken captives. twilight even unto the evening of the Add their
4 Then David and the people that were next day; and there escaped not a man with him lifted up their voice and wept, of them, save four hundred young men, until they had no more power to weep. which rode upon camels, and fled.
5 And David's btwo wives were taken 18 And David recovered all that the
captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Amalekites had carried away: and Da¢ Exod. 17. Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. vid rescued his two wives.
6 And David was greatly distressed; 19 And there was nothing lacking to Heb.bitter
d18. 25. for the people spake of stoning him, be- them, neither small nor great, neither a Sam. 17.8. cause the soul of all the people was sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any
grieved, every man for his sons and for thing that they had taken to them: mDa_ - ver. 8 Minib
. 3. 17o himself in the Lord his God. est. In his daughters: but David encouraged vid recovered all.
20 And David took all the flocks and
b ch. 25. 42, 43. Sam. 2 L
a Kings 4.27. d Ps. 42.5