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fathers out of Egypt, and / and serve him, and obey his made them dwell in this voice, and not rebel againft place.

the commandment of the 9 And when they forgat Lord, then shall both ye, and the Lord their God, he fold also the king that reigneth them into the hand of Sisera over you, continue following captain of the host of Ha- the Lord your God : zor, and into the hand of 15 But if ye will not othe Philistines, and into the bey the voice of the Lord, band of the king of Moab, but rebel against the comand they fought against mandment of the Lord, then them.

shall the hand of the Lord be 10 And they cried unto against you, as it was against the Lord, and said, We have your fathers. funned, because we have for 16 Now therefore stand laken the Lord, and have and see this great thing which ferved Baalim and Ashta- the Lord will do before your roth : but now deliver us eyes. out of the hand of our ene


Is it not wheat-harvest mies, and we will serve thee. to day? I will call unto the

11 And the Lord sent Lord, and he shall send thunJerubbaal, and Bedan, and der and rain : that ye may Jephthah, and Samuel, and perceive and fee that your delivered you out of the hand wickedness is great


ye of your enemies on every have done in the sight of the fide, and ye dwelled safe. Lord, in asking you a king. 12 And when


saw that 18 So Samuel called unto Nahash the king of the chil- the Lord, and the Lord sent dren of Ammon came a- thunder and rain that day: gainst you, ye faid unto and all the people greatly me, Nay, but a king shall feared the Lord and Samuel. reign over us; when the 19 And all the people faid Lord your God was your untó Samuel, Pray for thy king

fervants unto the Lord thy 13 Now therefore behold God, that we die not: for the king whom ye have cho- we have added unto all our fen, and whom ye have de- fins this evil, to ask us a fired : and behold the Lord king. hath fet a king over you.

20 And Samuel faid 14 If ye will fear the Lord, unto the people, Fear not, ye

have 6

have done all this wickedness: his fons. yet turn not aside from fol 2 And Samuel said, How lowing the Lord, but serve can I go? If Saul hear it, the Lord with all your heart: he will kill me. And the

21 And turn ye not aside : Lord faid, Take an heifer for then jould ye go after vain with thee, and say, I am things, which cannot profit come to sacrifice to the Lord. nor deliver ; for they are 3 And call Jesse to the vain.

facrifice, and I will shew 22 For the Lord will not thee what thou shalt do : forfake his people, for his and thou shalt anoint unto great name's fake: because me him whom I name unto it hath pleased the Lord to thee. make you his people.

4 And Samuel did that 23 Moreover as for me, which the Lord spake, and God forbid that I should fin came to Beth-lebem. And against the Lord, in ceasing the elders of the town tremto pray for you: but I will bled at his coming, and said, teach you the good and the Comeft thou peaceably? sight way:

:5 And he said, Peace24 Only fear the Lord, ably: I am come to sacriand serve him in truth with fice unto the Lord: sanctify all your heart ; for consider yourselves, and come with how great things he hath me to the facrifice. And done for you.

he fanctified Jeffe and his 25 But if ye shall still do fons, and called them to the wickedly, ye shall be con- facrifice. - fumed, both ye and your 69 And it came to pass king.

when they were come, that

he looked on Eliab, and said, CHAP. XVI.

Surely the Lord's anointed ND the Lord faid unto is before him.


But the Lord said unto thou mourn for Saul; seeing Samuel, Look not on his

I have rejected him from countenance, or on the height 1. reigning over Israel ? fill of his stature; because I have 'thine horn with oil, and go, refused him. For the Lord I will send thee to Jesse the feeth not as man seeth : for Beth-lehemite : for I have man looketh on the outward provided me a king among appearance, but the Lord


A Samuel, How long wilt

looketh on the heart.

Lord departed from Saul, and 8 Then Jeffe called Abi- an evil spirit from the Lord nadab, and made him pafs troubled him. before Samuel. And he faid, 15 And Saul's fervant faid Neither hath the Lord cho- unto him, Behold now, an fen this.

evil spirit from God troubleth 9 Then Jeffe made Sham- thee. mah to pass by. And he 16 Let our lord now comfaid, Neither hath the Lord mand thy servants which are chosen this.

before thee to feek out a 10 Again, Jelle made seven man who is a cunning player of his sons to pass before on an harp: and it shall come Samuel. And Samuel faid to pass when the evil spirit unto Jesse, The Lord hath from God is upon thee, that not chosen these.

he shall play with his hand, il q And Samuel said and thou shalt be well. unto Jeffe, Are here all thy 17 And Saul said unto his children? And he said, There servants, Provide me now a remaineth yet the youngest, man that can play well, and and behold, he keepeth the bring him to me. fheep. And Samuel said un 18 Then answered one of to Jesle, Send and fetch him : the servants, and said, Befor we will not sit down till hold, I have seen a son of he come hither.

Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that 12 And he sent, and is cunning in playing, and a brought him in. Now he mighty valiant man, and a was ruddy, and withal of a man of war, and prudent in beautiful countenance, and matters, and a comely pergoodly to look to. And son, and the Lord is with the Lord faid, Arife, anoint him. him: for this is he.

19 Wherefore Saul fent 13 Then Samuel took the messengers unto Jesse, and korn of oil, and anointed faid, Send me David thy him in the midst of his brefon, which is with the fheep. thren. And the Spirit of 20 And Jeffe took an ass the Lord came upon David laden with bread, and from that day forward. So bottle of wine, and a kid, Samuel rose up, and went to and fent them by David his Ramah.

fon unto Saul. 14 But the Spirit of the 21 And David came to

Saul, I


Saul, and stood before him : a champion out of the camp and he loved him greatly, of the Philistines, named and he became his arīnour- Goliath, of Gath, whose bearer.

height was six cubits and a 22 And Saul sent to Jeffe, span. saying, Let David, I pray 5 And he had an helmet thee, stand before me : for of brass upon his head, and he hath found favour in my he was armed with a coat of fight.

mail : and the weight of the 23 And it came to pass coat was five thousand shea when the evil spirit from kels of brass. God was upon Saul, that

6 And he had greaves of David took an harp, and brass upon his legs, and a played with his hand : so target of brats between his Saul was refreshed, and was shoulders. well, and the evil spirit de 7

And the staff of his parted from him.

spear was like a weaver's

beam; and his spear's head CHAP. XVII.

weighed fix hundred shekels OW the Philistines ga- of iron: and one bearing a

thered together their shield went before him. armies to battle, and were 8 And he stood and cried gathered together at Sho- unto the armies of Israel, choh, which belongeth to Ju- and said unto them, Why dah, and pitched between are ye come out to set your Shochoh and Azekah, in battle in array ? am not I a Ephes-dammim.

Philistine, and ye servants 2 And Saul and the men to Saul ? choose ye a man of Israel were gathered to for you, and let him come gether, and pitched by the down to me. valley of Elah, and set the


If he be able to fight battle in array against the with me, and to killinc, Philistines.

then will


fer. 3 And the Philistines stood vants : but if I prevail on a mountain on the one against him, and kill him, fide, and Israel (tood on a then shall ye be our servants, mountain on the other side: and serve us. and there was a valley be 1o And the Philistine faid, tween them.

I defy the armies of Israel 4 9 And there went out this day ; give me a man,



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II When Saul and all thy brethren fare, and take Israel heard those words of their pledge. the Philistine, they were dis 19 Now Saul, and they, mayed and greatly afraid. and all the men of Israel

12 q Now David was were in the valley of Elah, the son of that Ephrathite fighting with the Philistines. of Beth-lehem-judah whose 20 q And David rose up name was Jeffe: and he had early in the morning, and eight fons : and the man left the sheep with a keeper, went among men for an old and took, and went, as Jeffe inan in the days of Saul. had commanded him; and

13 And the three eldest he came to the trench as the fons of Jesse went, and fol- host was going forth to the lowed Saul to the battle : fight, and shouted for the and the names of his three battle. fons that went to the battle, 21 For Israel and the Phiwere Eliab the first-born ; listines had put the battle in and next unto him, Abina- array, army against army. dab; and the third Sham 22 And David left his mah.

carriage in the hand of the 14 And David was the keeper of the carriage, and youngest : and the three ran into the


and came eldest followed Saul.

and faluted his brethren. 15 But David went and 23 And as he talked with returned from Saul, to feed them, Behold, there came up his father's sheep at Beth- the champion, the Philistine lehem.

of Gath, Goliath by name, 16 And the Philistine drew out of the armies of the near morning and evening, Philistines, and spake accordand presented himself forty ing to the same words : and days.

David heard them. 17 And Jesse said unto 24 And all the men of David his son, Take now Israel, when they saw the for thy brethren an ephah of man, fled from him, and were this parched corn, and these fore afraid. ten loaves, and run to the 25 And the men of Israel camp to thy brethren.

faid, Have ye seen this man 18 And carry these ten that is come up ? surely to chceles unto the captain of defy Israel is he come up.


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