23Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.H5046H1732H559H6430H3898H7084H8154H16372Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.H1732H7592H3068H559H3212H5221H6430H3068H559H1732H3212H5221H6430H3467H70843And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?H1732H582H559H3373H3063H3212H7084H4634H64304Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.H1732H7592H3068H3254H3068H6030H559H6965H3381H7084H5414H6430H30275So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.H1732H582H3212H7084H3898H6430H5090H4735H5221H1419H4347H1732H3467H3427H70846And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.H54H1121H288H1272H1732H7084H3381H646H30277And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.H5046H7586H1732H935H7084H7586H559H430H5234H3027H5462H935H5892H1817H12808And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.H7586H8085H5971H8085H4421H3381H7084H6696H1732H5829And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.H1732H3045H7586H2790H7451H559H54H3548H5066H64610Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.H559H1732H3068H430H3478H5650H8085H8085H7586H1245H935H7084H7843H589211Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.H1167H7084H5462H3027H7586H3381H5650H8085H3068H430H3478H5046H5650H3068H559H338112Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.H559H1732H1167H7084H5462H582H3027H7586H3068H559H546213Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.H1732H582H8337H3967H376H6965H3318H7084H1980H834H1980H5046H7586H1732H4422H7084H2308H3318
David in Wilderness Strongholds
14And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.H1732H3427H4057H4679H3427H2022H4057H2128H7586H1245H3117H430H5414H302715And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.H1732H7200H7586H3318H1245H5315H1732H4057H2128H279316And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.H3083H7586H1121H6965H3212H1732H2793H2388H3027H43017And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.H559H3372H3027H7586H1H4672H4427H3478H4932H7586H1H304518And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.H8147H3772H1285H6440H3068H1732H3427H2793H3083H1980H100419Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?H5927H2130H7586H1390H559H1732H5641H4679H2793H1389H2444H3225H345220Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.H4428H3381H185H5315H3381H5462H4428H302721And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.H7586H559H1288H3068H255022Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly.H3212H3559H3045H7200H4725H7272H7200H559H6191H619123See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.H7200H3045H4224H2244H7725H3559H1980H3426H776H2664H505H306324And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.H6965H3212H2128H6440H7586H1732H582H4057H4584H6160H3225H345225Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David; wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.H7586H582H3212H1245H5046H1732H3381H5553H3427H4057H4584H7586H8085H7291H310H1732H4057H458426And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.H7586H3212H6654H2022H1732H582H6654H2022H1732H2648H3212H6440H7586H7586H582H5849H1732H582H5849H861027But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.H935H4397H7586H559H4116H3212H6430H6584H77628Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.H7586H7725H7291H310H1732H3212H7125H6430H7121H4725H555529And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.H1732H5927H3427H4679H5872
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