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David accepteth it.

CHAP. XVII.

Eliab chideth him. 15 But David went and returned circumcised Philistine, that he should from Saul to feed his father's sheep at defy the armies of the living God? Beth-lehem.

27 And the people answered him af16 And the Philistine drew near ter this manner, saying, So shall it be moming and evening, and presented done to the man that killeth him. himself forty days.

28 | And Eliab his eldest brother 17 And Jesse said unto David his heard when he spake unto the men; son, Take now for thy brethren an and Eliab's anger was kindled against ephah of this parched corn, and these David, and he said, Why camest thou ten loaves, and run to the camp to down hither? and with whom hast thy brethren;

thou left those few sheep in the wil18 And carry these ten cheeses unto derness? I know thy príde, and the the captain of their thousand, and naughtiness of thine heart; for thou look how thy brethren fare, and take art come down that thou mightest their pledge.

see the battle. 19 Now Saul, and they, and all the 29 And David said, What have I men of Israel, were in the valley of now done? Is there not a cause? Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 30 And he turned from him to

20 And David rose up early in ward another, and spake after the the inorning, and left the sheep with same manner: and the people answera keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse ed him again after the former manner. had commanded him; and he came 31 And when the words were heard to the trench, as the host was going which David spake, they rehearsed forth to the fight, and shouted for them before Saul: and he sent for him. the battle.

32 | And David said to Saul, Let 21 For Israel and the Philistines no man's heart fail because of him ; had put the battle in array, army thy servant will go and fight with this against army.

Philistine. 99 And David left his carriage in 33 And Saul said to David, Thou the band of the keeper of the car art not able to go against this Philisriage, and ran into the army,

and came

tine to fight with him: for thou art and saluted bis brethren.

but a youth, and he a man of war 23 And as he talked with them, be- from his youth. hold, there came up the champion, 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by servant kept his father's sheep, and name, out of the armies of the Philis- there came a lion, and a bear, and tines, and spake according to the same took a lamb out of the flock: words: and David heard them.

35 And I went out after him, and 24 And all the men of Israel, when smote him, and delivered it out of his they saw the man, fled from him, and mouth: and when he arose against were sore afraid.

me, I caught him by his beard, and 25 And the men of Israel said, Have smote him, and slew him. ye seen this man that is come up? 36 Thy servant slew both the lion surely to defy Israel is he come up: and the bear: and this uncircumcised and it shall be, that the man who Philistine shall be as one of them, killeth him, the king will enrich him seeing he hath defied the armies of the with great riches, and will give him living God. his daughter, and make his father's 37 David said moreover, The LORD house free in Israel.

that delivered me out of the paw of 26 And David spake to the men the lion, and out of the paw of the that stood by him, saying, What shall bear, he will deliver me out of the be done to the man that killeth this hand of this Philistine. And Saul Philistine, and taketh away the re-said unto David, Go, and the Lorb proach from Israel? for who is this un-. be with thee.

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David slayeth the giant.

1 SAMUEL,

Saul noticeth David 38 | And Saul armed David with 49 And David put his hand in his his armour, and he put an helmet of bag, and took thence a stone, and slang brass upon his head; also he armed it, and smote the Philistine in his him with a coat of mail.

forehead, that the stone sunk into his 39 And David girded his sword upon forehead; and he fell upon his face his armour, and he assayed to go; for to the earth. he had not proved it. And David 50 So David prevailed over the said unto Saul, I cannot go with Philistine with a sling and with a these; for I have not proved them. stone, and smote the Philistine, and And David put them off him. slew him; but there was no sword in

40 And he took his staff in his hand, the hand of David. and chose him five smooth stones out 51 Therefore David ran, and stood of the brook, and put them in a shep- upon the Philistine, and took his herd's bag which he had, even in a sword, and drew it out of the sheath scrip; and his sling was in his hand: thereof, and slew him, and cut off his and he drew near to the Philistine. head therewith. And when the Phi

41 And the Philistine came on and listines saw their champion was dead, drew near unto David; and the man they fled. that bare the shield went before him. 52 And the men of Israel and of

42 And when the Philistine looked Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued about, and saw David, he disdained the Philistines, until thou come to the him : for he was but a youth, and valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And ruddy, and of a fair countenance. the wounded of the Philistines fell

43. And the Philistine said unto Da-down by the way to Shaaraim, even vid, Am I a dog, that thou comest to unto Gath, and unto Ekron. me with staves ? And the Philistine 53 And the children of Israel recursed David by his gods.

turned from chasing after the Philis44 And the Philistine said to David, tines, and they spoiled their tents. Come to me, and I will give thy flesh 54 And David took the head of the unto the fowls of the air, and to the Philistine, and brought itto Jerusalem; beasts of the field.

but he put his armour in his tent. 45 Then said David to the Philis 55 | And when Saul David

go tine, Thou comest to me with a sword, forth against the Philistine, he said and with a spear, and with a shield : unto Abner, the captain of the host, but I come to thee in the name of the Abner, whose son is this youth? And Lord of hosts, the God of the armies Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, of Israel, whom thou hast defied. I cannot tell.

46 This day will the Lord deliver 56 And the king said, Enquire thou thee into mine hand; and I will smite whose son the stripling is. thee, and take thine head from thee; 57 And as David returned from the and I will give the carcases of the host slaughter of the Philistine, Abner of the Philistines this day unto the took him, and brought him before fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts Saul with the head of the Philistine of the earth; that all the earth may in his hand. know that there is a God in Israel. 58 And Saul said to him, whose

47 And all this assembly shall know son art thou, thou young man? And that the LORD saveth uot with sword David answered, I am the son of thy and spear: for the battle is the LORD's, servant Jesse the Beth-lehemite. and he will give you into our hands.

CHAP. XVIII. 48 And it came to pass, when the

1 Jonathan loreth David. 5 Saul envieth his Philistine arose, and came and drew

praise, 10 seeketh to kill him in his fury, 12 nigh to meet David, that David hast feareth him for his good success, 17 offereth ed, and ran toward the army to meet

him his daughters for a snare.

22 David per.

suaded to be the king's son in law, giveth two the Philistine.

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Jonathan loreth David.

CHAP. XVIII.

Saul feareth David. chal's dowry. 28 Saul's hatred, and Darid's 12 And Saul was afraid of David, glory increaseth

because the LORD was with him, and And it came to pass, when he had was departed from Saul. made an end of speaking unto Saul, 13 Therefore Saul removed himi that the soul of Jonathan was knit from him, and made him his captain with the soul of David, and Jonathan over a thousand; and he went out and loved him as his own soul.

came in before the people. 2 And Saul took him that day, and 14 And David behaved himself would let him go no more home to wisely in all his ways; and the Lord his father's house.

was with him. 3 Then Jonathan and David made 15 Wherefore when Saul saw that a covenant, because he loved him as he behaved himself very wisely, he bis own soul.

was afraid of him. 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of 16 But all Israel and Judah loved the robe that was upon him, and gave David, because he went out and canie it to David, and his garments, even

in before them. to his sword, and to his bow, and to 17 [ And Saul said to David, Behis girdle.

hold my elder daughter Merab, her 5 | And David went out whither will I give thee to wife: only be thou soever Saul sent him, and behaved valiant for me, and fight the Lord's himself wisely: and Saul set him over battles. For Saul said, Let not mine the men of war,

and he was accepted hand be upon him, but let the hand of in the sight of all the people, and the Philistines be upon him. also in the sight of Saul's servants. 18 And David said unto Saul, Who

6 And it came to pass as they came, am I? and what is my life, or my fawhen David was returned from the ther's family in Israel, that I should slaughter of the Philistine, that the be son in law to the king? women came out of all the cities of 19 But it came to pass at the time Israel, singing and dancing, to meet when Merab Saul's daughter should king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and have been given to David, that she with instruments of musick.

was given unto Adriel the Meholath7 And the women auswered one ite to wife. another as they played, and said, Saul 20 And Michal Saul's daughter hath slain his thousands, and David loved David: and they told Saul, and his ten thousands.

the thing pleased him. 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the 21 And Saul said, I will give him saying displeased him; and he said, her, that shie may be a snare to him,

They have ascribed unto David ten and that the hand of the Philistines thousands, and to me they have as may be against him. Wherefore Saul cribed buí thousands : and what can said to David, Thou shalt this day be he have more but the kingdom? my son in law in the one of the twain.

9 And Saul eyed David from that 22 | And Saul commanded his serday and forward.

vants, saying, Commune with David 10 | And it came to pass on the secretly, and say, Behold, the king morrow, that the evil spirit from God hath delight in thee, and all his sercame upon Saul, and he prophesied vants love thee: now therefore be the in the midst of the house : and Da- king's son in law. vid played with his hand, as at other 23 And Saul's servants spake those times: and there was a javeliu in words in the ears of David. : And DaSaul's liand.

vid said, Seemeth it to you a light 11 And Saul cast the javelin; for thing to be a king's son in law, seehe said, I will smite David even to the ing that I am a poor man,

and lightly wall with it. And David avoided out esteemed? of his presence twice.

24 And the servants of Saulitold

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Darid's glory increuselh. 1 SAMUEL,

Saul's malicious rage. him, saying, On this manner spake art, and I will commune with my David.

father of thee; and what I see,

that 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say I will tell thee. to David, The king desireth not any 4 | And Jonathan spake good of dowry, but an hundred foreskins of David unto Saul his father, and said the Philistines, to be avenged of the unto him, Let not the king sin against king's enemies. But Saul thought to his servant, against David; because he make David fall by the hand of the hath not sinned against thee, and bePhilistines.

cause his works have been to thee26 And when his servants told Da

ward very good : vid these words, it pleased David well 5 For he did put his life in his hand, to be the king's son in law: and the and slew the Philistine, and the LORD days were not expired.

wrought a great salvation for all Is97 Wherefore David arose and went, rael: thou sawest it, and didst rehe and his men, and slew of the Phi- joice: wherefore then wilt thou sin listines two hundred men; and David against innocent blood, to slay David brought their foreskins, and they gave without a cause? them in full tale to the king, that he 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice might be the king's son in law. And of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the Saul gave him Michal bis daughter LORD liveth, he shall not be slain. to wife.

7 And Jonathan called David, and 28 | And Saul saw and knew that Jonathan shewed him all those things. the LORD was with David, and that And Jonathan brought David to Saul, Michal Saul's daughter loved him. and he was in his presence, as in

29 And Saul was yet the more afraid times past. of David; and Saul became David's 8 | And there was war again; and enemy continually.

David went out, and fought with the 30 Then the princes of the Philis- Philistines, and slew them with a great tines went fo th: and it came to pass, slaughter; and they fled from him. after they went forth, that David be 9 And the evil spirit from the LORD haved himself more wisely than all the was upon Saul, as he sat in his house servants of Saul; so that his name with his javelin in his hand : and Dawas much set by.

vid played with his hand.

10 And Saul sought to smite David CHAP. XIX. 1 Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose to kill he slipped away out of Saul's

even to the wall with the javelin; but Darid. 4 He persuadeth his father to recon

preciliation. 8 By reason of Duvid's good suc sence, and he smote the javelin into cess in a new war, Saul's malicious ruge break the wall: and David Aed, and eseth out against him. 12 Michal deceireth her father with an image in David's bed. 18 Da caped that night. vid cometh to Samuel in Naioth. 20 Saul's il Saul also sent messengers unto messengers sent to take Darid, 22 und Suul David's house, to watch him, and to himself, prophesy.

slay him in the morning: and Michal And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, David's wife told him, saying, If thou and to all his servants, that they save not thy life to night, to morrow should kill David.

thou shalt be slain. 2 But Jonathan Saul's son delight 12 So Michal let David down ed much in David: and Jonathan told through a window: and he went, and David, saying, Saul my father seeketh fled, and escaped. to kill thee: now therefore, I

pray 13 And Michal took an image, and thee, take heed to thyself until the laid it in a bed, and put a pillow of morning, and abide in a secret place, goats' hair for his bolster, and coverand hide thyself:

ed it with a cloth. 3 And I will go out and stand be 14 And when Saul sent messengers side my father in the field where thou / to take David, she said, He is sick.

Saul prophesieth.

CHAP. XX. David consulteth with Jonathan. 15 And Saul sent the messengers | And David fled from Naioth in Raagain to see David, saying, Bring mah, and came and said before Jonahim up to me in the bed, that I may than, What have I done? what is mine slay him.

iniquity ? and what is my sin before 16 And when the messengers were thy father, that lie seeketh

my

life? come in, behold, there was an image And he said unto him, God forin the bed, with a pillow of goats' bid; thou shalt not die: behold, my hair for his bolster.

father will do nothing either great or 17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why small, but that he will shew it me: and hast thou deceived me so, and sent why should my father hide this thing away mine enemy, that he is escaped from me? it is not so. And Michal answered Saul, He said

3 And David sware moreover, and unto me, Let me go; why should I said, Thy father certainly knoweth that kill thee?

I have found grace in thine eyes; and 18 So David fled, and escaped, he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and lest he be grieved: but truly as the told him all that Saul had done to Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, him. And he and Samuel went and there is but a step between me and dwelt in Naioth.

death. 19 And it was told Saul, saying, Be 4 Then said Jonathan unto David, hold, David is at Naioth in Ramah. Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will

20 And Saul sent messengers to take even do it for thee. David : and when they saw the com 5 And David said unto Jonathan, pany of the prophets prophesying, and Behold, to morrow is the new moon, Samuel standing us appointed over and I should not fail to sit with the them, the Spirit of God was upon king at meat: but let me go, that I the messengers of Saul, and they also may hide myself in the field unto the prophesied.

third dery at even. 21 And when it was told Saul, he 6 If thy father at all miss me, then sent other messengers, and they pro- say, David earnestly asked leave of me phesied likewise. And Saul sent mes that he might run to Beth-lehem his sengers again the third time, and they city: for there is a yearly sacrifice prophesied also.

there for all the family. 92 Then went he also to Ramah, and 7 If he say thus, It is well; thy sercame to a great well that is in Sechu: vant shall have peace : but if he be and he asked and said, Where are Sa- very wroth, then be sure that evil is muel and David? And one said, Be- determined by him. hold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. 8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly

23 And he went thither to Naioth with thy servant; for thou hast brought in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was thy servant into a covenant of the upon him also, and he went on, LORD with thee: notwithstanding, if and prophesied, until he came to Nai- there be in me iniquity, slay me thyoth i Ramab.

self; for why shouldest thou bring 24 And he stripped off his clothes me to thy father? also, and prophesied before Samuel in 9 And Jonathan said, Far be it from like manner, and lay down naked all thee: for if I knew certainly that that day and all that night. Where- evil were determined by my father to fore they say, Is Saul also among the come upon thee, then would not I tell prophets ?

it thee? CHAP. XX.

10 Then said David to Jonathan, i David consulteth with Jonathan for his safety. Who shall tell me? or what if thy fa

11 Jonathan und Darid renew their covenant by ther answer thee roughly?
oath. 18 Jonathan's token to Durid. 24
Saul, missing Darid seeketh to kill Jonathan.

11 | And Jonathan said unto Da35 Jonathan lovingly taketh his leave of David. vid, Come, and let us go out into the

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