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And it shall be that the man him again after the former who killeth him, the king manner. will enrich him with great 31 And when the words riches, and will give him his were heard which David daughter, and make his fa- fpake, they rehearsed them ther's house free in Israel. before Saul. And he sent

26 And David spake to for him. the men that stood by him, 32 And David said to faying, What shall be done Saul, Let no man's heart to the man that killeth this fail because of him ; thy Philistine, and taketh away servant will go and fight with the reproach from Israel ? for this Philistine. who is this uncircumcised 33 And Saul said to Da. Philistine, that he should defy vid, Thou art not able to the armies of the living God? go against this Philistine to

27 And the people an- fight with him : for thou art swered him after this man- but a youth, and he a man ner, saying, So shall it be of war from his youth. done to the man that killeth 34 And David said unto him.

Saul, Thy servant kept his 28 And Eliab his eldest father's sheep, and there brother heard when he spake came a lion, and a bear, unto the men; and Eliab's and took a lamb out of the anger was kindled against flock: David, and he said, Why 35 And I went out after camest thou down hither? | him, and (mote him, and deand with whom haft thou livered it out of his mouth : left those few sheep in the and when he arose against wilderness? I know thy pride, me I caught him by his and the naughtiness of thine beard, and smote him, and heart; for thou art come new him. down that thou mightest see 36 Thy servant New both the battle.

the lion and the bear : and 29 And David faid, What this uncircumcised Philistine have I now done? is there shall be as one of them, see. not a cause?

ing he hath defied the armies 30 And he turned from of the living God. him towards another, and 37 David said moreover, spake after the same manner. The Lord that delivered me And the people answered) out of the paw of the lion,


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and out of the paw of the staves ? and the Philistine
bear, he will deliver me out cursed David by his gods.
of the hand of this Philistine. 44 And the Philistine faid
And Saul said unto David, to David, Come to me, and
Go, and the Lord be with I will give thy Aesh unto the

fowls of the air, and to the
38 And Saul armed beasts of the field.
David with his armour, and 45 Then said David to
he put an helmet of brass the Philistine, Thou comeft

his head, allo he armed to me with a sword, and him with a coat of mail. with a spear, and with a

39 And David girded his shield; but I come to thee sword

upon his armour, and in the name of the Lord of he assayed to go; for he had hosts, the God of the armies not proved it. And David of Israel, whom thou haft taid unto Saul, I cannot go defied. with these : for I have not 46 This day will the Lord proved them. And David deliver thee into mine hand, put them off him.

and I will smite thee, and 40 And he took his staff take thine head from thee; ! in his hand, and chose him and I will give the carcases five smooth stones out of the of the host of the Philistines brook, and put them in a this day unto the fowls of the Thepherd's bag which he had, air, and to the wild beasts of even in a scrip; and his fling the earth; that all the earth was in his hand : and he may know that there is a drew near to the Philistine. God in Ifrael.

41 And the Philistine came 47 And all this assembly on, and drew near unto Da- shall know that the Lord vid; and the man that bare faveth not with sword and the shield went before him. spear: for the battle is the

42 And when the Phi- Lord's, and he will give you listine looked about and law into our hands. David, he disdained him : 48 And it came to pass for he was but a youth, and when the Philistine arose, ruddy, and of a fair counte- and came and drew nigh to

meet David, that David haft-
43 And the Philistine faided, and ran toward the army
unto David, Am I a dog, that to meet the Philistine.
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hand in his bag, and took tent. thence a stone, and flang it, 55 q And when Saul faw and smote the Philistine in David go forth against the his forehead, that the stone Philistine, he said unto Abner funk into his forehead; and the captain of the host, he fell upon his face to the Abner, whose son is this earth,

youth ? And Abner faid, As 50 So David prevailed thy soul liveth, o king, I over the Philistine with a cannot tell. sling and with a stone, and 56 And the king said, smote the Philistine and flew Enquire thou whose fon the him; but there was no sword stripling is. in the hand of David.

57 And as David returned 51 Therefore David ran from the slaughter of the and stood upon the Philistine, Philistine, Abner took him and took his sword, and and brought him before Saul, drew it out of the sheath with the head the Phi. thereof, and flew him, and listine in his hand. cut off his head therewith. 58 And Saul faid to him, And when the Philistines Whose son art thou, thou faw their champion was dead, young man ? And David they fled.

answered, I am the fon of 52 And the men of If thy servant Jefle the Bethrael and of Judah arose, and lehemite. shouted, and pursued the Phi

CHAP. XVIII. listines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of

ND it came to pass Ekron. And the wounded when he had made an of the Philistines fell down end of speaking unto Saul, by the way to Shaaraim, that the soul of Jonathan even unto Gath, and unto was knit with the soul of Ekron.

David, and Jonathan loved 53 And the children of him as his own soul. Ifrael returned from chasing 2 And Saul took hiin that after the Philistines, and they day, and would let him go spoiled their tents.

no more home to his father's 54 And David took the house, head of the Philistine, and 3 Then Jonathan and Dabrought it to Jerusalem ; but vid made a covenant, behe put his armour in his cause he loved him as his


own soul.


10 g And it came to pass 4 And Jonathan ftripped on the morrow, that the evil himself of the robe that was spirit from God came upon upon him, and gave it to Saul, and he prophesied in David, and his garments, the midst of the house : and even to his sword, and to David played with his hand, his bow, and to his girdle. as at other times : and there

5 And David went out was javelin in Saul's whithersoever Saul sent him, hand. and behaved himself wifely: IL And Saul cast the and Saul set him over the javelin ; for he said, I will men of war, and he was smite David even to the wall accepted in the fight of all with it: and David avoided the people, and also in the out of his presence twice. fight of Saul's servants. 12 And Saul was afraid

6 And it came to pass as of David, because the Lord they came, when David was was with him, and was dereturned from the slaughter parted from Saul. of the Philistine, that the wo 13 Therefore Saul remen came out of all the cities moved him from him, and of Israel, singing and dancing, made him his captain over a to meet king Saul with ta- thousand ; and he went out brets, with joy, and with in- and came in before the peostruments of music.

ple. 7 And the women an 14 And David behaved swered one another as they himself wisely in all his

ways played, and said, Saul hath and the Lord was with him. Nain his thousands, and Da 15 Wherefore when Sau! vid his ten thousands.

saw that he behaved himself 8 And Saul was very very wisely, he was afraid of wroth, and the saying dif- him. pleased him ; and he said, 16 But all Ifrael and Judah They have ascribed untó loved David, because he went David ten thousands, and to out and came in before them. me they have ascribed but 17 G And Saul said to Dathousands : and what can he vid, Behold, my elder daughhave more but the king-ter Merab, her will I give com?.

thee to wife : only be thou 9 And Saul eyed David valiant for me, and fight the from that day and forward. Lord's battles : for Saul said,


Let not mine hand be upon man, and lightly esteemed ? him, but let the hand of the 24 And the servants of Philitines be upon him. Saul told him, saying, On

18 And David said unto this manner spake Därid. Saul, Who am I? and what 25 And Saul said, Thus is my

life, or my father's fa- fhall ye say to David, The mily' in Israel, that I should king desireth not any dowry; be son-in-law to the king ? but an hundred foreskins of

19 But it came to pass at the Philistines, to be avenged the time when Merab Saul's of the king's enemies. But daughter should have been Saul thought to make David given to David, that she was fall by the hand of the Phigiven unto Adriel the Me- listines. holathite to wife.

26 And when his servants 20 And Michal Saul's told David these words, it daughter loved David: and pleased David well to be the they told Saul, and the thing king's son-in-law: and the pleased him.

days were not expired. 21 And Saul faid, I will

27 Wherefore David arose give him her, that she may and went, he and his men, be a snare to him, and that and slew of the Philistines the hand of the Philistines two hundred men; and Damay be against him. Where- vid brought their foreskins, fore Saul Jaid to David, Thou and they gave them in full shalt this day be my son-in- tale to the king, that he law, in the one of the twain. might be the king's son-in22 9 And Saul command- law: and Saul


him ed his servants, saying, Com- Michal his daughter to wife. mune with David secretly, 28 9 And Saul saw and and say, Behold, the king knew that the Lord was with hath delight in thee, and all David, and that Michal Saul's his servants love thee : now daughter loved him. therefore be the king's son 29 And Saul was yet the in-law.

more afraid of David; and 23 And Saul's servants Saul became David's enemy spake those words in the ears continually. of David: and David said, 30 Then the princes of Seemeth it to you a light the Philistines went forth : thing to be a king's son-in- and it came to pass after they law, seeing that I am a poor went forth, that David be



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