|1st Samuel 21|
King James Bible
And every one [that was] in distress, and every one that [was] in debt,5 and every one [that was] discontented, 5315 gathered101 themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
When Saul heard4 that David was discovered,8 and the men that [were] with him, (now Saul abode6 in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants [were] standing12 about him;)
Then Saul said4 unto his servants that stood12 about him, Hear3 now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give4 every one of you fields and vineyards, [and] make4 you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
That all of you have conspired1 against me, and [there is] none that sheweth6 me that my son hath made a league2 with the son of Jesse, and [there is] none of you that is sorry6 for me, or sheweth6 unto me that my son hath stirred up52 my servant against me, to lie in wait,6 as at this day?
And Saul said4 unto him, Why have ye conspired1 against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given2 him bread, and a sword, and hast enquired2 of God for him, that he should rise2 against me, to lie in wait,6 as at this day?
Then Ahimelech answered4 the king, and said,4 And who [is so] faithful12 among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth1 at thy bidding, and is honourable12 in thine house?
Did I then begin52 to enquire2 of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute4 [any] thing unto his servant, [nor] to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew1 nothing of all this, less or more.
And the king said4 unto the footmen5 that stood12 about him, Turn,3 and slay54 the priests of the LORD; because their hand also [is] with David, and because they knew1 when he fled,6 and did not shew1 it to me. But the servants of the king would1 not put forth2 their hand to fall2 upon the priests of the LORD.
And the king said4 to Doeg, Turn3 thou, and fall3 upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned,11 and he fell4 upon the priests, and slew55 on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear6 a linen ephod.
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