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1Samuel 26
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David Again Spares Saul’s Life

26People from Ziph came to Saul in Gibeah and informed him, "David is hiding on the hill of Hachilah which is across from Jeshimon, isn't he?"H2130H935H7586H1390H559H1732H5641H1389H2444H6440H3452 2So Saul rose and went down with 3,000 select men of Israel to the Wilderness of Ziph, to look for David in the Wilderness of Ziph.H7586H6965H3381H4057H2128H7969H505H977H376H3478H1245H1732H4057H2128 3Saul camped by the road on the hill of Hachilah, across from Jeshimon, while David was staying in the wilderness. When he realized that Saul had come after him in the wilderness,H7586H2583H1389H2444H6440H3452H1870H1732H3427H4057H7200H7586H935H310H4057 4David sent out spies and found out for certain that Saul had arrived.H1732H7971H7270H3045H7586H935H3559 5David rose and went to the place where Saul was camped. David saw the place where Saul and Abner, his commander-in-chief, lay down. Saul was lying down within the encampment, and the army was camped all around him.H1732H6965H935H4725H7586H2583H1732H7200H4725H7586H7901H74H1121H5369H8269H6635H7586H7901H4570H5971H2583H5439 6David said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Joab's brother Abishai, Zeruiah's son, "Who will go down with me to Saul in the camp?" Abishai said, "I'll go down with you."H6030H1732H559H288H2850H52H1121H6870H251H3097H559H3381H7586H4264H52H559H3381 7David and Abishai went to the army at night, and Saul was lying there asleep in the encampment. His spear was stuck in the ground at his head, and Abner and the army were lying all around him.H1732H52H935H5971H3915H7586H7901H3463H4570H2595H4600H776H4763H74H5971H7901H5439 8Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand. Let me run the spear through him into the ground with a single blow. I won't need to strike him twice!"H559H52H1732H430H5462H341H3027H3117H5221H2595H776H6471H259H8138 9David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him. Who can raise his hand to strike the Lord's anointed and remain innocent?H1732H559H52H7843H7971H3027H3068H4899H5352 10As the Lord lives, the Lord will strike him down, or his time will come to die, or he will go into battle and perish.H1732H559H3068H2416H3068H5062H3117H935H4191H3381H4421H5595 11The Lord forbid that I should raise my hand against the Lord's anointed. Now take the spear that is at his head and the jug of water, and let's go."H3068H2486H7971H3027H3068H4899H3947H2595H4763H6835H4325H3212 12So David took the spear and the jug of water at Saul's head, and they left. No one saw, and no one knew, because no one was awake. They were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the Lord had fallen over them.H1732H3947H2595H6835H4325H7586H7226H3212H7200H3045H6974H3463H8639H3068H5307 13Then David crossed over to the other side and stood on top of the hill some distance away with a large distance between them.H1732H5674H5676H5975H7218H2022H7350H7227H4725 14David called out to the army and to Ner's son Abner, "Abner, won't you answer me?" Abner answered: "Who are you who calls out to the king?"H1732H7121H5971H74H1121H5369H559H6030H74H74H6030H559H7121H4428 15David said to Abner, "Are you not a man, and who is like you in Israel?Why didn't you guard your lord, the king?Indeed, a soldier came to destroy the king, your lord.H1732H559H74H376H3478H8104H113H4428H935H259H5971H7843H4428H113 16This thing that you did is not good. As the Lord lives, you deserve to die, you who didn't guard your lord, the Lord's anointed. Where is the king's spear and where is the jug of water that was at his head?"H1697H2896H6213H3068H2416H1121H4194H8104H113H3068H4899H7200H4428H2595H6835H4325H4763 17Saul recognized David's voice and said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" David replied, "It is my voice, your majesty."H7586H5234H1732H6963H559H6963H1121H1732H1732H559H6963H113H4428 18David said, "Why is your majesty pursuing his servant?For what have I done, and what evil do I bear toward you?H559H113H7291H310H5650H6213H7451H3027 19Now let your majesty listen to the words of his servant. If the Lord incited you against me, then may he accept an offering. But if it is people, may they be cursed in the Lord's presence, because they have driven me out today from sharing in the inheritance of the Lord by saying, 'Go serve other gods.'H113H4428H8085H1697H5650H3068H5496H7306H4503H1121H120H779H6440H3068H1644H3117H5596H5159H3068H559H3212H5647H312H430 20Now, don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the Lord's presence. Indeed, the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like someone hunts a partridge in the mountains."H1818H5307H776H6440H3068H4428H3478H3318H1245H259H6550H7291H7124H2022

Saul Apologizes Again

21Then Saul said, "I've wronged you. Return, my son David, for I won't harm you again because my life was precious to you today. Look, I've acted foolishly and have made a very great mistake."26H559H7586H2398H7725H1121H1732H7489H5315H3365H5869H3117H5528H7686H7235H3966 22David replied, "Here's the king's spear. Have one of the young men come over and get it.H1732H6030H559H4428H2595H259H5288H5674H3947 23The Lord repays a person for his righteousness and his faithfulness. The Lord gave you into my control today, but I refused to raise my hand against the Lord's anointed.H3068H7725H376H6666H530H3068H5414H3027H3117H14H7971H3027H3068H4899 24Look, just as your life was valuable in my eyes today, so may my life be valuable in the Lord's eyes, and may he deliver me from all trouble."2623H5315H1431H3117H5869H5315H1431H5869H3068H5337H6869 25Saul said to David, "Blessed are you, my son David. In whatever you do you will surely succeed." So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.H7586H559H1732H1288H1121H1732H6213H6213H3201H3201H1732H3212H1870H7586H7725H4725


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