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d 2 Sam. 18. S2
n ver. 7.
o Ex. 14. 22 Job 1. 10.
at the feet of, &c. ver. 42
e Gen. 33. 11. ch. 31. 26.
p ch. 20. 7.
5.1 Chr. 11. 10, 25, & ch. 18. 17. h ch. 01
i Gen. 32. 13. Prov. 18. 16. & 21. 11.
midst of the
wilderness to salute our master; and own hand, now d let thine enemies, B. C. about 1060. he trailed on them.
and they that seek evil to my lord, about 1060. † Heb. fler
15 But the men were very good unto be as Nabal.
us, and we were not thurt, neither 27 And now this ! blessing which Or, present. Heb.shamed. missed we any thing, as long as we thine handmaid hath brought unto
were conversant with them, when my lord, let it even be given unto
the young men that + follow my + Heb. walk
were with them keeping the of thine handmaid : for the Lord sheep.
will certainly make my lord a sure 2 Kings 5.15 17 Now therefore know and con- house; because lord &
(2 Sam. 7. 11 & fighteth
27. 1 Kings sider what thou wilt do; for Pevil is the battles of the Lord, and evil determined against our master, and hath not been found in thee all thy
against all his household : for he is days.
thee, and to seek thy soul : but the
dressed, and five measures of parch- shall he sling out, t as out of the mid- + Het in the || Or, lumpe. ed corn, and a hundred clusters of dle of a sling.
bought af a rajsins, and two hundred cakes of 30 And it shall come to pass, when sling. figs, and laid them on asses.
the Lord shall have done to my lord 19 And she said unto her servants, according to all the good that he > Gen. 32. 16, *Go on before me; behold, I come hath spoken concerning thee, and
But she told not her hus- shall have appointed thee ruler over band Nabal.
hath avenged himself: but when
him: and he hath 'requited me evil Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, Gen. 24. 2. Prov. 17. 13. for good.
which sent thee this day to meet me: 22 u So and more also do God unto 33 And blessed be thy advice, and the enemies of David, if I * leave of blessed be thou, which hast' kept me
all that pertain to him by the morn- | this day from coming to shed blood, y 1 Kings 14. ing light Yany that pisseth against and from avenging myself with mine the wall.
own hand. 2 Kings 9. 8.
23 And when Abigail saw David, 34 For in very deed, as the Lord z Josh. 15. 18. she hasted, and a lighted off the ass, God of Israel liveth, which hath Judg. 1. 14.
and fell before David on her face, mkept me back from hurting thee,
21 And fell at his feet, and said, to meet me, surely there had "not n ver, 22.
iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, ing light any that pisseth against the + Heb. enrs. I pray thee, speak in thine t audience, wall.
and hear the words of thine hand- 35 So David received of her hand
that which she had brought him, and + He!. lay it 25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, tre- said unto her, °Go up in peace to
2 Sam 15 gard this man of Belial, even Nabal : thine house ; see, I have hearkened 2 Kings 5 ta That is,
Luke 7. 50. for as his name is, so is he; Nabal to thy voice, and have Paccepted thy is his name, and folly is with him : person.
p Gen. 19. 21. but I thine handmaid saw not the 36 ( And Abigail came to Nabal ; young men of my lord, whom thou and, behold, he held a feast in his 92 Sam. 13. 23 didst send.
house, like the feast of a king; and a 2 Kings 2. 2. 26 Now therefore, my lord, * as the Nabal's heart was merry within him,
Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, for he was very drunken: wherefore
seeing the Lord hath withholden she told him nothing, less or more, • Rom. 12. 19. thee from coming to shed blood, and until the morning light. + Heb, siring thysell. from t'avenging thyself with thine 37 But it came to pass in the morn
Darid marrieth Abigail.
He spareth Saul's life.
ch. 17. 20.
up, ch. 24. 18.
e ch. 21. 6, 7. 2 Sam. 1. 16.
Ps. 94. 1, 2, 23. Luke 18. 7. Rom. 12.
B.C. ing, when the wine was gone out of Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, B. C. about 1000. Nabal, and his wife had told him the captain of his host: and Saul lay about 1060. these things, that his heart . died in the il trench, and the people pitch
11 Or, midst of within him, and he became as a ed round about him.
his carriages, stone.
6 Then answered David and said to 38 And it came to pass about ten Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai bch; 14. 50. & days after, that the Lord smote Na- the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, c 1 Chr. 2. 16. bal, that he died.
saying, Who will go down with me d Judg. 7. 10, 39 | And when David heard that to Saul to the camp? And Abishai
Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed said, I will go down with thee. - Prov. 22. 23. be the Lord, that hath .pleaded the 7 So David and Abishai came to the
cause of my reproach from the hand people by night: and, behold, Saul i ver. 3, 34. of Nabal, and hath 'kept his servant lay sleeping within the trench, and
from evil : for the Lord hath "re- his spear stuck in the ground at his H. Pa 7. 16. turned the wickedness of Nabal upon bolster: but Abner and the people
his own head. And David sent and lay round about him.
hath + delivered thine enemy into thine + Heb. shut
self on her face to the earth, and said, stroy him not : "for who can stretch ? Ruth 2. 10. Behold, let * thine handmaid be a serv- forth his hand against the Lord's an
ant to wash the feet of the servants ointed, and be guiltless ?
10 David said furthermore, As the
and rode upon an ass, with five dam- him; or 5 his day shall come to die; Web at her sels of hers that went tafter her; and or he shall "descend into battle, and
she went after the messengers of Da- perish.
11 The Lord forbid that I should 43 David also took Abinoam Yof stretch forth mine hand against the 1 17.3.& Jezreel ; ? and they were also both Lord's anointed : but, I pray thee, of them his wives.
take thou now the spear that is at
cruse of water from Saul's bolster;
and they gat them away, and no man
saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked :
13 | Then David went over to the
2 Then Saul arose, and went down 14 And David cried to the people,
I thou that criest to the king ?
people in to destroy the king thy
hast done. As the Lord liveth, ye
& See Gen. 47.
sons of death, 2 Sam. 12. 5.
Saul acknowledgeth his sin.
David fleeth unto Achish.
1 ch 21. 16.
a ch. 25. 13. b ch. 21. 10.
• ch, 25, 3
a 2 Sam. 16. 11. & 24. 1.
Gen. 8. 21.
o Deut. 4. 28.
Ps. 120. 5. | Heb. clear
P 2 Sam. 14. 16. & 20. 19.
9 ch. 24. 14.
i Josh. 16. 10.
B. C. king's spear is, and the cruse of water 2 And David arose, aand he passed B. C. about 1060. that was at his bolster.
over with the six hundred men that about 10.58. 17 And Saul knew David's voice, were with him bunto Achish, the son and said, 'Is this thy voice, my son of Maoch, king of Gath. David ? And David said, It is my 3 And David dwelt with Achish at voice, my lord, O king.
Gath, he and his men, every man mch. 24. 9, 11. 18 And he said, m Wherefore doth with his household, even David with
my lord thus pursue after his serv- his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreel-
his servant. If the Lord have "stir- more again for him.
1 Lev. 28. 31.
cept an offering : but if they be the I have now found grace in thine eyes,
1 7 And † the time that David dwelt! | Heb. the
number of mountains. in the country of the Philistines was
days. rch. 15. 24. & 21 Then said Saul, "I have sinned : + a full year and four months.
+ Heb. a year return, my son David; for I will no 8 | And David and his men went days
Ser ch. 29. 3. more do thee harm, because my soul up, and invaded • the Geshurites, 'and . ch. 18. 30. was precious in thine eyes this day : the Gezrites, and the 8 Amalekites : Or, Gerzites.
behold, I have played the fool, and for those nations were of old the Josh. 18. 2.
Judg. 1. 2 22 And David answered and said, goest to Shur, even unto the land of & Ex. 17, 16.
Seech 15.7.8. Behold the king's spear! and let one Egypt. of the young men come over and 9 And David smote the land, and fetch it.
left neither man nor woman alive, 23 · The Lord render to every man and took away the sheep, and the his righteousness and his faithfulness: oxen, and the asses, and the camels, for the Lord delivered thee into my and the apparel, and returned, and
1 hand to day, but I would not stretch came to Achish. forth mine hand against the Lord's 10 And Achish said, || Whither have || Or, Did you anointed.
ye made a road to day? And David 24 And, behold, as thy life was much said, Against the south of Judah, and set by this day in mine eyes, so let against the south of the Jerahmeel. See 1 Chr. 2 1 my life be much set by in the eyes ites, and against the south of k the judg. 1. 16. of the Lord, and let him deliver me Kenites. out of all tribulation.
11 And David saved neither man 25 Then Saul said to David, Bless- nor woman alive, to bring tidings to ed be thou, my son David : thou shalt Gath, saying, Lest they should tell both do great things, and also shalt on us, saying, So did David, and so still "prevail. So David went on his will be his manner all the while he way, and Saul returned to his place. dwelleth in the country of the Philis
tines. CHAPTER XXVII.
12 And Achish believed David, sayDarid Aleeth to Gath, and Satul seeketh no more for ing, He hath made his people Israel
5 Achish giveth Ziklag to David. 8 He de tutterly to abhor him; therefore he . Heb. to ceircth Achish.
shall be my servant for ever. about 1058
shall now + perish one day by
h Gen. 25. 18.
t Ps. 7. 8. & 18. 20.
Saul resorteth unto a witch,
Samuel appeareth to him.
o Prov. 5. 11,
.ch. 31. 1.
Prov. 16. 4.
hand. r ch. 15, 28.
42. 1 Chr. 10. 13. Jer. 48. 10.
B.C. fight with Israel. And Achish said 14 And he said unto her, † What B. C. about 1056, unto David, Know thou assuredly, form is he of? And she said, An old about 1056. that thou shalt go out with me to man cometh up; and he is covered
+ Heb. What battle, thou and thy men.
with a mantle. And Saul perceived is his form ? 2 And David said to Achish, Surely that it was Samuel, and he stooped nch. 15. 27.
2 Kings 28, thou shalt know what thy servant with his face to the ground, and bowcan do. And Achish said to David, ed himself. Therefore will I make thee keeper of 15 | And Samuel said to Saul, Why mine head for ever.
hast thou disquieted me, to bring me 3 Now Samuel was dead, and all up? And Saul answered, 'I am sore Israel had lamented him, and buried distressed; for the Philistines make 13. 13. & 14. him in Ramah, even in his own city. war against me, and God is departed p ch. 18. 12.
And Saul had put away those that from me, and answereth me no more, q ver. 6. Lt.19.31.4 had familiar spirits, and the wizards, neither + by prophets, nor by dreams : † Heb. by the 2. 7. Deut. out of the land.
therefore I have called thee, that thou
prophets. 4 And the Philistines gathered them- mayest make known unto me what
selves together, and came and pitched I shall do.
Israel together, and they pitched in then dost thou ask of me, seeing the
Lord is departed from thee, and is
self, his heart greatly trembled.
as he spake by + me : for the LORD 6 And when Saul inquired of the hath rent the kingdom out of thine + Heh, mine Lord, the Lord answered him not, hand, and given it to thy neighbour,
neither by "dreams, nor ' by Urim, nor even to David : Sun. 12.6. by prophets.
18 . Because thou obeyedst not the ch. 15. 9.
1 Kings 20. 71 Then said Saul unto his serv- voice of the Lord, nor executedst his ants, Seek me a woman that hath a fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore familiar spirit, that I may go to her, hath the Lord done this thing unto and inquire of her. And his servants thee this day. said to him, Behold, there is a wo- 19 Moreover the LORD will also deman that hath a familiar spirit at liver Israel with thee into the hand En-dor.
of the Philistines : and to morrow 8 And Saul disguised himself, and shalt thou and thy sons be with me: put on other raiment, and he went, the Lord also shall deliver the host and two men with him, and they of Israel into the hand of the Philis
came to the woman by night: and tines. De 13. he said, I pray thee, divine unto 20 Then Saul + fell straightway all + Heb. made me by the familiar spirit, and bring along on the earth, and was sore afraid, I felt scieho the
up, whom I shall name unto because of the words of Samuel : and Julness of his thee.
there was no strength in him ; for he
I have 'put my life in my hand, and 1 Judg. 12. 3.
en thou also unto the voice of thine i
mayest have strength, when thou go-
he hearkened unto their voice. So he
killed it, and took flour, and kneaded
The Philistines suspect David.
The Amalekites spoil Zikiag.
a ch. 28. 1.
a 2 Sam. 4.4
b ch. 4. 1.
c ch, 28, 1, 2,
3 Then said the princes of the Phi; A vid and his men were come
a See ch.15.1 & 7. 8.
e Dan. 6. 5,
B. C. it, and did bake unleavened bread | Philistines have said, He shall not go B. C. about 1056. thereof:
up with us to the battle.
about 1056. 25 And she brought it before Saul, 10 Wherefore now rise up early in and before his servants; and they did the morning with thy master's serveat. Then they rose up, and went ants that are come with thee: and away that night.
as ye be up early in
the morning, and have light, deCHAPTER XXIX.
11 So David and his men rose up
Achish dismisseth him, with commendations of his early to depart in the morning, to
return into the land of the Philis-
together all their armies bto to Jezreel.
direction pursueth them. 11 and recovereth the spoil,
ND it Da-
servant of Saul the king of Israel, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and d See ch. 27.7. which hath been with me these days, burned it with fire ;
or these years, and I have found no 2 And had taken the women cap-
not any, either great or small, but
were wroth with him; and the princes way.
this fellow return, that he may go the city, and, behold, it was burned
appointed him, and let him not go sons, and their daughters, were taken 5 As ch. 14. 21. down with us to battle, lest 5 in the captives.
battle he be an adversary to us : for 4 Then David and the people that
power to weep.
liveth, thou hast been upright, and because the soul of all the people i 2 Sam. 3. 25. thy going out and thy coming in was + grieved, every man for his sons + Heb, bitter, 2 Kings 19.
with me in the host is good in my and for his daughters : d but David Judg. 18. a sight: for k I have not found evil in encouraged himself in the Lord his
2 Kings 4.27. thee since the day of thy coming unto God.
me unto this day: nevertheless + the 7 e And David said to Abiathar the art not good lords favour thee not. in the eyes of
priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, 7 Wherefore now return, and go in bring me hither the ephod. And ech. 3. 6, 9. + Heb. do not peace, that thou tiisplease not the Abiathar brought thither the ephod lords of the Philistines.
to David. cyes of the
8 | And David said unto Achish, 8 'And David inquired at the LORD, ich. 23. 2, 4. But what have I done ? and what saying, Shall I pursue after this troop?
hast thou found in thy servant so shall I overtake them? And he an+ Heb. before long as I have been t with thee unto swered him, Pursue: for thou shalt thee.
this day, that I may not go fight surely overtake them, and without
9 So David went, he and the
to David, I know that thou art good him, and came to the brook Besor, 20. am.9.4.217 in my sight, 'as an angel of God: where those that were left behind
notwithstanding, “ the princes of the stayed.
2 Sam 22
h ch. 18. 7. 8 21. 11,
• Ex. 17. 4.
27. k ver. 3.
ch. 1. 10. 2 Sam. 17.&
+ Heb, thou
d Ps. 42.5.& 56. 3, 4, 11. Hab, S. 17, 18.
eril in the
m ver. 4.