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38 And Saul armed David with his Armour, and he put an Helmet of Brass upon his Head, and also he armed him with a Coat of Mail.

39 And David girded his Sword upon his Armour, and he assayed to go, for he had not proved it : and David faid unto Saul, I cannot go with these : for I have not proved them. And David put them off him. · 40 And he took his Staff in his Hand, and chose him five smooth Stones out of the Brook, and put them in a Shepherd's Bag which he had, even in a Scrip, and his Sling was in his Hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

41 And the Philistine came on, and drew near unto David, and the Man that bare the Shield went before him.

42 And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him : for he was but a Youth, and ruddy, and of a fair Countenance.

43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a Dog, that thou comeft to me with Staves ? and the Philistine curfed David by his Gods. · 44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy Flesh unto the Fowls of the Air, and to the Beasts of the Field.

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comeft to me with a Sword, and with a Spear, and with a Shield; but I come to thee in the Name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of the ARMIES of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

46 This Day will the LORD deliver thee into mine Hand, and I will smíte thee, and take thine Head from thee, and I will give the Carcases of the Host of the Philistines this Day unto the Fowls of the Air, and to the Wild Beasts of the Earth ; that all the Earth may know that there is a God in Ifrael.

47 And all this Allembly hall know that the LORD faveth not with Sword and Spear: for the Battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our Hands.

48 And it came to pass when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hafted, and ran toward the Army to meet the Philistine.

49 And David put his Hand in his Bag, and took thence a Stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his Forehead, that the Stone sunk into his Forehead; and he fell upon his Face to the Earth.

Šo So David prevailed over the Philistine with a Sling and with a Stone, and smote the Philistine, and flew him ; but there was no Sword in the Hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran and stood upon the Philistine, and took his Sword, and drew it out of the Sheath thereof, and New him, and cut off his Head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their Champion was dead, they fed. .

52 And the Men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines until thou come to the Valley, and to the Gates of Ekron : and the Wounded of the Philistines fell down by the Way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

53 And the Children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their Tents.

54 And David took the Head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem ; but he put his Armour in his Tent.

55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philiftine, he said unto Abner the Captain of the Hoft, Abner, whore Son is this Youth? and Abner said, As thy Soul liveth, O King, I cannot tell.

:56 And the King said, Enquire thou whose Son the Stripling is.

57 And as David returned from the Slaughter of the Phi. liftine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the Head of the Philistine in his Hand.

-58 And Saul said to him, Whose Son art thou, thou young Man ? And David answered, I am the Son of thy Servant Jefle the Beth-lehemite.

CH A P. XVIII.

1 Jonathan loveth David: 5 Saul envying his Praise, io feek. ·

eth to kill him in his Fury : 12 Fearing him for his good Success, 17 he offereth him his Daughter for a Snare.

Ver. 1 AND it came to pass when he had made an end of

A speaking unto Saul, that the Soul of Jonathan was knit with the Soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own Soul.

2 And Saul took him that Day, and would let him go no more home to his Father's House.

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3 Then Jonathan and David made a Covenant, because he loved 'him as his own Soul.

4 And Jonathan stript himfelf of the Robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his Garments, even to his Sword, and to his Bow, and to his Girdle.

5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely : and Saul set him over the Men of War, and he was accepted in the fight of all the People, and also in the fight of Saul's Servants.

6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the Slaughter of the Philistine, that the WoMen came out of all Cities of Israel SINGING and DANCING, to meet King Saul, with Tabrets, with Joy, and with Instruments of Musick.

7 And the Women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his THOUSANDS, and David his TEN THOUSANDS.

8 And Saul was very wroth, and the Saying displeased him ; and he said, They have ascribed unto David Ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but Thousands : and what can he have more but the Kingdom? . 9 And Saul eyed David from that Day and forward.

10 And it came to pass on the Morrow, that the evil Spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophefied in the midft of the House : and David played with his Hand, as at other Times : and there was a Javelin in Saul's Hand.

11 And Saul cast the Javelin ; for he said, I will smite David even to the Wall with it: and David avoided out of his Presence twice.

12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD Was with him, and was departed from Saul.

13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his Captain over a thousand : and he went out and came in before the People.

14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his Ways; and the LORD was with him.

15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

16 But all Ifrael and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.

17 And Saul said to David, Behold, my elder Daughter Merab, her. will I give thee to Wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD's Battles : for Saul faid, Let not

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mine Hand be upon him, but let the Hand of the Philistines be upon him.

18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my Life, or my Father's Family in Israel, that I should be Son-in-law to the King ?

19 But it came to pass, at the Time when Merab Saul's Daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to Wife.

20 And Michal Saul's Daughter loved David : and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

21 And Saul faid, I will give him her, that she may be a Snare to him, and that the Hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this Day be my Son-in-law, in the one of the twain.

22 And Saul commanded his Servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the King hath Delight in thee, and all his Servants love thee : now therefore be the King's Son-in-law.

23 And Saul's Servants spake those Words in the Ears of David : and David said, Seemeth it to you a light Thing to be a King's Son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor Man, and lightly esteemed ?

24. And the Servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.

25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The King defireth not any Dowry ; but an hundred Foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the King's Enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the Hand of the Phi. listines.

26 And when his Servants told David these Words, it pleased David well to be the King's Son-in-law : and the Days were not expired.

27 Wherefore David arose, and went, he and his Men, and few of the Philistines two hundred Men; and David brought their Foreskins, and they gave them in full Tale to the King, that he might be the King's Son-in-law : and Saul gave him Michal his Daughter to Wife.

28 And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with Da. vid, and that Michal Saul's Daughter loved him.

29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David ; and Saul became David's Enemy continually.

30 Then the Princes of the Philistines went forth : and it came to pass after they went forth, that David behaveh

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himself more wisely than all the Servants of Saul, so that his Name was much set by.

CHA P. XIX. Jonathan discloseth his Father's Purpose to kill David : 4 He persuadeth his Father to Reconciliation. 8 By reason of David's good Success in a new War, Saul's malicious Řage break

eth out against him. 12 Michal's Stratagem. : Ver. 1 | ND a Saul spake to

PSA L. LIX.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Jonathan his Son,

by Michtam of David : when Saul and to all his Servants, that fent, and they watched the House they should kill David. . to KILL him.

ELIVER me from mine Enemies, · 2 But Jonathan delighted

o my God: defend me from much in David : and Jona- them that rise up against me. than told David, saying, Saul 2 Deliver me from the Workers of

Iniquity, and save me from BLOODY my Father seeketh. to kill

MEN. thee : now therefore, I pray 3 For lo, they lie in wait for my thee, take heed to thyself un- Soul; the Mighty are gathered a

gainst me; not for my TRANSGRESO til the Morning, and abide in

sion, nor for my SIN, O LORD. a fecret Place, and hide thy- 4 They run and prepare themself.

selves without my Fauli ; awake to

help me, and behold. ! 3 And I will commune

s Thou therefore, O LORD God of with my Father of thee; and Hosts, the God of Israel, awake to what I see, that I will tell will

ciful to any WICKED Transgressors. thee.

6 They return at Evening : they 4 And Jonathan spake good make a Noise like a Dog, and gó of David unto Saul, and said, of David Jot Saul and Gaid round about the City.

7 Behold, they belch out with their Let not the King sin against Mouth : Swords are in their Lips; his Servant, against David : for who (say they) doth hear. because he hath not SINNED,

8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laogh

at them; thou lhalt have all the Heaagainst thee, and because his then in Derision. Works have been to thee- . Because of his STRENGTH will I ward very good.

wait upon thee : for God is my Deo · 5 For he did put his Life 10 The God of my Mercy thall in his Hand, and New the prevent me : God shall let me fee

my Defire upon mine Enemies. . Philistine, and the LORD

11 Slay them not, left my People wrought a great SALVATION forget : scatter them by thy POWER ; for all Israel: thou sawest it, and bring them down, O Lord our

SHIELD. and didst rejoice : wherefore 12 For the sin of their Mouh. then wilt thou SIN against and the Words of their Lips, let INNOCENT Blood to say

them even be taken in their PRIDE :

and for CURSING and LYING which David without a Cause?

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