22DavidH1732 therefore departedH3212 thence, and escapedH4422 to the caveH4631 AdullamH5725: and when his brethrenH251 and all his father'sH1 houseH1004 heardH8085 it, they went downH3381 thither to him. 2And every oneH376 that was in distressH4689, and every oneH376 that was in debtH5378, and every oneH376 that was discontentedH4751H5315, gatheredH6908 themselves unto him; and he became a captainH8269 over them: and there were with him about fourH702 hundredH3967 menH376. / was in debt: Heb. had a creditor / discontented: Heb. bitter of soul 3And DavidH1732 wentH3212 thence to MizpehH4708 of MoabH4124: and he saidH559 unto the kingH4428 of MoabH4124, Let my fatherH1 and my motherH517, I pray thee, come forthH3318, and be with you, till I knowH3045 what GodH430 will doH6213 for me. 4And he broughtH5148 them beforeH6440 the kingH4428 of MoabH4124: and they dweltH3427 with him all the whileH3117 that DavidH1732 was in the holdH4686. 5And the prophetH5030 GadH1410 saidH559 unto DavidH1732, AbideH3427 not in the holdH4686; departH3212, and getH935 thee into the landH776 of JudahH3063. Then DavidH1732 departedH3212, and cameH935 into the forestH3293 of HarethH2802. 6When SaulH7586 heardH8085 that DavidH1732 was discoveredH3045, and the menH582 that were with him, (now SaulH7586 abodeH3427 in GibeahH1390 under a treeH815 in RamahH7414, having his spearH2595 in his handH3027, and all his servantsH5650 were standingH5324 about him;) / tree…: or, grove in a high place 7Then SaulH7586 saidH559 unto his servantsH5650 that stoodH5324 about him, Hear nowH8085, ye BenjamitesH1145; will the sonH1121 of JesseH3448 giveH5414 every one of you fieldsH7704 and vineyardsH3754, and makeH7760 you all captainsH8269 of thousandsH505, and captainsH8269 of hundredsH3967; 8That all of you have conspiredH7194 against me, and there is none that shewethH1540H241 me that my sonH1121 hath made a leagueH3772 with the sonH1121 of JesseH3448, and there is none of you that is sorryH2470 for me, or shewethH1540H241 unto me that my sonH1121 hath stirred upH6965 my servantH5650 against me, to lie in waitH693, as at this dayH3117? / sheweth…: Heb. uncovereth mine ear 9Then answeredH6030 DoegH1673 the EdomiteH130, which was setH5324 over the servantsH5650 of SaulH7586, and saidH559, I sawH7200 the sonH1121 of JesseH3448 comingH935 to NobH5011, to AhimelechH288 the sonH1121 of AhitubH285. 10And he enquiredH7592 of the LORDH3068 for him, and gaveH5414 him victualsH6720, and gaveH5414 him the swordH2719 of GoliathH1555 the PhilistineH6430. 11Then the kingH4428 sentH7971 to callH7121 AhimelechH288 the priestH3548, the sonH1121 of AhitubH285, and all his father'sH1 houseH1004, the priestsH3548 that were in NobH5011: and they cameH935 all of them to the kingH4428. 12And SaulH7586 saidH559, HearH8085 now, thou sonH1121 of AhitubH285. And he answeredH559, Here I am, my lordH113. / Here…: Heb. Behold me 13And SaulH7586 saidH559 unto him, Why have ye conspiredH7194 against me, thou and the sonH1121 of JesseH3448, in that thou hast givenH5414 him breadH3899, and a swordH2719, and hast enquiredH7592 of GodH430 for him, that he should riseH6965 against me, to lie in waitH693, as at this dayH3117? 14Then AhimelechH288 answeredH6030 the kingH4428, and saidH559, And who is so faithfulH539 among all thy servantsH5650 as DavidH1732, which is the king'sH4428 son in lawH2860, and goethH5493 at thy biddingH4928, and is honourableH3513 in thine houseH1004? 15Did I thenH3117 beginH2490 to enquireH7592 of GodH430 for him? be it far from meH2486: let not the kingH4428 imputeH7760 any thingH1697 unto his servantH5650, nor to all the houseH1004 of my fatherH1: for thy servantH5650 knewH3045 nothingH1697 of all this, lessH6996 or moreH1419. / less…: Heb. little or great 16And the kingH4428 saidH559, Thou shalt surelyH4191 dieH4191, AhimelechH288, thou, and all thy father'sH1 houseH1004. 17And the kingH4428 saidH559 unto the footmenH7323 that stoodH5324 about him, TurnH5437, and slayH4191 the priestsH3548 of the LORDH3068; because their handH3027 also is with DavidH1732, and because they knewH3045 when he fledH1272, and did not shewH1540H241 it to me. But the servantsH5650 of the kingH4428 wouldH14 not put forthH7971 their handH3027 to fallH6293 upon the priestsH3548 of the LORDH3068. / footmen: or, guard: Heb. runners 18And the kingH4428 saidH559 to DoegH1673, TurnH5437 thou, and fallH6293 upon the priestsH3548. And DoegH1673 the EdomiteH130 turnedH5437, and he fellH6293 upon the priestsH3548, and slewH4191 on that dayH3117 fourscoreH8084 and fiveH2568 personsH376 that did wearH5375 a linenH906 ephodH646. 19And NobH5011, the cityH5892 of the priestsH3548, smoteH5221 he with the edgeH6310 of the swordH2719, both menH376 and womenH802, childrenH5768 and sucklingsH3243, and oxenH7794, and assesH2543, and sheepH7716, with the edgeH6310 of the swordH2719. 20And oneH259 of the sonsH1121 of AhimelechH288 the sonH1121 of AhitubH285, namedH8034 AbiatharH54, escapedH4422, and fledH1272 afterH310 DavidH1732. 21And AbiatharH54 shewedH5046 DavidH1732 that SaulH7586 had slainH2026 the LORD'SH3068 priestsH3548. 22And DavidH1732 saidH559 unto AbiatharH54, I knewH3045 it that dayH3117, when DoegH1673 the EdomiteH130 was there, that he would surelyH5046 tellH5046 SaulH7586: I have occasionedH5437 the death of all the personsH5315 of thy father'sH1 houseH1004. 23AbideH3427 thou with me, fearH3372 not: for he that seekethH1245 my lifeH5315 seekethH1245 thy lifeH5315: but with me thou shalt be in safeguardH4931.