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1 Samuel 1: 1-28


1  Now there was1961 a certain259 man376 of4480 Ramathaim-zophim,7436 of mount4480 2022 Ephraim,669 and his name8034 was Elkanah,511 the son1121 of Jeroham,3395 the son1121 of Elihu,453 the son1121 of Tohu,8459 the son1121 of Zuph,6689 an Ephrathite.6733

2  And he had two8147 wives;802 the name8034 of the one259 was Hannah,2584 and the name8034 of the other8145 Peninnah:6444 and Peninnah6444 had1961 children,3206 but Hannah2584 had no369 children.3206

3  And this1931 man376 went up5927 out of his city4480 5892 yearly4480 3117 3117 to worship7812 and to sacrifice2076 unto the LORD3068 of hosts6635 in Shiloh.7887 And the two8147 sons1121 of Eli,5941 Hophni2652 and Phinehas,6372 the priests3548 of the LORD,3068 were there.8033

4  And when the time3117 was1961 that Elkanah511 offered,2076 he gave5414 to Peninnah6444 his wife,802 and to all3605 her sons1121 and her daughters,1323 portions:4490

5  But unto Hannah2584 he gave5414 a259 worthy639 portion;4490 for3588 he loved157 853 Hannah:2584 but the LORD3068 had shut up5462 her womb.7358

6  And her adversary6869 also1571 provoked3707 her sore,3708 for to5668 make her fret,7481 because3588 the LORD3068 had shut up5462 1157 her womb.7358

7  And as he did6213 so3651 year8141 by year,8141 when4480 1767 she went up5927 to the house4480 1004 of the LORD,3068 so3651 she provoked3707 her; therefore she wept,1058 and did not3808 eat.398

8  Then said559 Elkanah511 her husband376 to her, Hannah,2584 why4100 weepest1058 thou? and why4100 eatest398 thou not?3808 and why4100 is thy heart3824 grieved?7489 am not3808 I595 better2896 to thee than ten4480 6235 sons?1121

9  So Hannah2584 rose up6965 after310 they had eaten398 in Shiloh,7887 and after310 they had drunk.8354 Now Eli5941 the priest3548 sat3427 upon5921 a seat3678 by5921 a post4201 of the temple1964 of the LORD.3068

10  And she1931 was in bitterness4751 of soul,5315 and prayed6419 unto5921 the LORD,3068 and wept sore.1058 1058

11  And she vowed5087 a vow,5088 and said,559 O LORD3068 of hosts,6635 if518 thou wilt indeed look7200 7200 on the affliction6040 of thine handmaid,519 and remember2142 me, and not3808 forget7911 853 thine handmaid,519 but wilt give5414 unto thine handmaid519 a man376 child,2233 then I will give5414 him unto the LORD3068 all3605 the days3117 of his life,2416 and there shall no3808 razor4177 come5927 upon5921 his head.7218

12  And it came to pass,1961 as3588 she continued7235 praying6419 before6440 the LORD,3068 that Eli5941 marked8104 853 her mouth.6310

13  Now Hannah,2584 she1931 spoke1696 in5921 her heart;3820 only7535 her lips8193 moved,5128 but her voice6963 was not3808 heard:8085 therefore Eli5941 thought2803 she had been drunken.7910

14  And Eli5941 said559 unto413 her, How5704 long4970 wilt thou be drunken?7937 put away5493 853 thy wine3196 from4480 5921 thee.

15  And Hannah2584 answered6030 and said,559 No,3808 my lord,113 I am a woman802 of a sorrowful7186 spirit:7307 I595 have drunk8354 neither3808 wine3196 nor strong drink,7941 but have poured out8210 853 my soul5315 before6440 the LORD.3068

16  Count5414 not408 853 thine handmaid519 for6440 a daughter of Belial:1323 1100 for3588 out of the abundance4480 7230 of my complaint7879 and grief3708 have I spoken1696 hitherto.5704 6258

17  Then Eli5941 answered6030 and said,559 Go1980 in peace:7965 and the God430 of Israel3478 grant5414 thee 853 thy petition7596 that834 thou hast asked7592 of4480 5973 him.

18  And she said,559 Let thine handmaid8198 find4672 grace2580 in thy sight.5869 So the woman802 went1980 her way,1870 and did eat,398 and her countenance6440 was1961 no3808 more5750 sad.

19  And they rose up in the morning early,7925 1242 and worshiped7812 before6440 the LORD,3068 and returned,7725 and came935 to413 their house1004 to Ramah:7414 and Elkanah511 knew3045 853 Hannah2584 his wife;802 and the LORD3068 remembered2142 her.

20  Wherefore it came to pass,1961 when the time3117 was come8622 about after Hannah2584 had conceived,2029 that she bore3205 a son,1121 and called7121 853 his name8034 Samuel,8050 saying, Because3588 I have asked7592 him of the LORD.4480 3068

21  And the man376 Elkanah,511 and all3605 his house,1004 went up5927 to offer2076 unto the LORD3068 853 the yearly3117 sacrifice,2077 and his vow.5088

22  But Hannah2584 went not up;5927 3808 for3588 she said559 unto her husband,376 I will not go up until5704 the child5288 be weaned,1580 and then I will bring935 him, that he may appear7200 853 before6440 the LORD,3068 and there8033 abide3427 forever.5704 5769

23  And Elkanah511 her husband376 said559 unto her, Do6213 what seemeth5869 thee good;2896 tarry3427 until5704 thou have weaned1580 him; only389 the LORD3068 establish6965 853 his word.1697 So the woman802 abode,3427 and gave her son suck3243 853 1121 until5704 she weaned1580 him.

24  And when834 she had weaned1580 him, she took him up5927 with5973 her, with three7969 bullocks,6499 and one259 ephah374 of flour,7058 and a bottle5035 of wine,3196 and brought935 him unto the house1004 of the LORD3068 in Shiloh:7887 and the child5288 was young.5288

25  And they slew7819 853 a bullock,6499 and brought935 853 the child5288 to413 Eli.5941

26  And she said,559 Oh994 my lord,113 as thy soul5315 liveth,2416 my lord,113 I589 am the woman802 that stood5324 by5973 thee here,2088 praying6419 unto413 the LORD.3068

27  For413 this2088 child5288 I prayed;6419 and the LORD3068 hath given5414 me 853 my petition7596 which834 I asked7592 of4480 5973 him:

28  Therefore also1571 I595 have lent7592 him to the LORD;3068 as long3605 as834 he liveth3117 he1931 shall be1961 lent7592 to the LORD.3068 And he worshiped7812 the LORD3068 there.8033


1 Samuel 2: 1-36


1  And Hannah2584 prayed,6419 and said,559 My heart3820 rejoiceth5970 in the LORD,3068 mine horn7161 is exalted7311 in the LORD:3068 my mouth6310 is enlarged7337 over5921 mine enemies;341 because3588 I rejoice8055 in thy salvation.3444

2  There is none369 holy6918 as the LORD:3068 for3588 there is none369 beside1115 thee: neither369 is there any rock6697 like our God.430

3  Talk1696 no408 more7235 so exceeding proudly;1364 1364 let not arrogance6277 come out3318 of your mouth:4480 6310 for3588 the LORD3068 is a God410 of knowledge,1844 and by him actions5949 are weighed.8505

4  The bows7198 of the mighty men1368 are broken,2844 and they that stumbled3782 are girded247 with strength.2428

5  They that were full7649 have hired out themselves7936 for bread;3899 and they that were hungry7457 ceased:2308 so that5704 the barren6135 hath born3205 seven;7651 and she that hath many7227 children1121 is waxed feeble.535

6  The LORD3068 killeth,4191 and maketh alive:2421 he bringeth down3381 to the grave,7585 and bringeth up.5927

7  The LORD3068 maketh poor,3423 and maketh rich:6238 he bringeth low,8213 and637 lifteth up.7311

8  He raiseth up6965 the poor1800 out of the dust,4480 6083 and lifteth up7311 the beggar34 from the dunghill,4480 830 to set3427 them among5973 princes,5081 and to make them inherit5157 the throne3678 of glory:3519 for3588 the pillars4690 of the earth776 are the LORD's,3068 and he hath set7896 the world8398 upon5921 them.

9  He will keep8104 the feet7272 of his saints,2623 and the wicked7563 shall be silent1826 in darkness;2822 for3588 by strength3581 shall no3808 man376 prevail.1396

10  The adversaries7378 of the LORD3068 shall be broken to pieces;2865 out of heaven8064 shall he thunder7481 upon5921 them: the LORD3068 shall judge1777 the ends657 of the earth;776 and he shall give5414 strength5797 unto his king,4428 and exalt7311 the horn7161 of his anointed.4899

11  And Elkanah511 went1980 to Ramah7414 to5921 his house.1004 And the child5288 did1961 minister8334 unto 853 the LORD3068 853 before6440 Eli5941 the priest.3548

12  Now the sons1121 of Eli5941 were sons1121 of Belial;1100 they knew3045 not3808 853 the LORD.3068

13  And the priests'3548 custom4941 with854 the people5971 was, that, when any3605 man376 offered2076 sacrifice,2077 the priest's3548 servant5288 came,935 while the flesh1320 was in seething,1310 with a fleshhook4207 of three7969 teeth8127 in his hand;3027

14  And he struck5221 it into the pan,3595 or176 kettle,1731 or176 caldron,7037 or176 pot;6517 all3605 that834 the fleshhook4207 brought up5927 the priest3548 took3947 for himself. So3602 they did6213 in Shiloh7887 unto all3605 the Israelites3478 that came935 thither.8033

15  Also1571 before2962 they burnt6999 853 the fat,2459 the priest's3548 servant5288 came,935 and said559 to the man376 that sacrificed,2076 Give5414 flesh1320 to roast6740 for the priest;3548 for he will not3808 have3947 sodden flesh1320 1310 of4480 thee, but3588 518 raw.2416

16  And if any man376 said559 unto413 him, Let them not fail to burn6999 6999 the fat2459 presently,3117 and then take3947 as much as834 thy soul5315 desireth;183 then he would answer559 him, Nay; but3588 thou shalt give5414 it me now:6258 and if518 not,3808 I will take3947 it by force.2394

17  Wherefore the sin2403 of the young men5288 was1961 very3966 great1419 853 before6440 the LORD:3068 for3588 men376 abhorred5006 853 the offering4503 of the LORD.3068

18  But Samuel8050 ministered8334 853 before6440 the LORD,3068 being a child,5288 girded2296 with a linen906 ephod.646

19  Moreover his mother517 made6213 him a little6996 coat,4598 and brought5927 it to him from year to year,4480 3117 3117 when she came up5927 with854 her husband376 to offer2076 853 the yearly3117 sacrifice.2077

20  And Eli5941 blessed1288 853 Elkanah511 and his wife,802 and said,559 The LORD3068 give7760 thee seed2233 of4480 this2063 woman802 for8478 the loan7596 which834 is lent7592 to the LORD.3068 And they went1980 unto their own home.4725

21  And3588 the LORD3068 visited6485 853 Hannah,2584 so that she conceived,2029 and bore3205 three7969 sons1121 and two8147 daughters.1323 And the child5288 Samuel8050 grew1431 before5973 the LORD.3068

22  Now Eli5941 was very3966 old,2204 and heard8085 853 all3605 that834 his sons1121 did6213 unto all3605 Israel;3478 and how834 they lay7901 with854 the women802 that assembled6633 at the door6607 of the tabernacle168 of the congregation.4150

23  And he said559 unto them, Why4100 do6213 ye such428 things?1697 for834 I595 hear8085 of 853 your evil7451 dealings1697 by4480 854 all3605 this428 people.5971

24  Nay,408 my sons;1121 for3588 it is no3808 good2896 report8052 that834 I595 hear:8085 ye make the LORD's3068 people5971 to transgress.5674

25  If518 one man376 sin2398 against another,376 the judge430 shall judge6419 him: but if518 a man376 sin2398 against the LORD,3068 who4310 shall entreat6419 for him? Notwithstanding3808 they hearkened8085 not unto the voice6963 of their father,1 because3588 the LORD3068 would2654 slay4191 them.

26  And the child5288 Samuel8050 grew1980 on,1432 and was in favor2896 both1571 with5973 the LORD,3068 and also1571 with5973 men.376

27  And there came935 a man376 of God430 unto413 Eli,5941 and said559 unto413 him, Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 Did I plainly appear1540 1540 unto413 the house1004 of thy father,1 when they were1961 in Egypt4714 in Pharaoh's6547 house?1004

28  And did I choose977 him out of all4480 3605 the tribes7626 of Israel3478 to be my priest,3548 to offer5927 upon5921 mine altar,4196 to burn6999 incense,7004 to wear5375 an ephod646 before6440 me? and did I give5414 unto the house1004 of thy father1 853 all3605 the offerings made by fire801 of the children1121 of Israel?3478

29  Wherefore4100 kick1163 ye at my sacrifice2077 and at mine offering,4503 which834 I have commanded6680 in my habitation;4583 and honorest3513 853 thy sons1121 above4480 me, to make yourselves fat1254 with the chiefest4480 7225 of all3605 the offerings4503 of Israel3478 my people?5971

30  Wherefore3651 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 saith,5002 I said559 indeed559 that thy house,1004 and the house1004 of thy father,1 should walk1980 before6440 me forever:5704 5769 but now6258 the LORD3068 saith,5002 Be it far2486 from me; for3588 them that honor3513 me I will honor,3513 and they that despise959 me shall be lightly esteemed.7043

31  Behold,2009 the days3117 come,935 that I will cut off1438 853 thine arm,2220 and the arm2220 of thy father's1 house,1004 that there shall not be4480 1961 an old man2205 in thine house.1004

32  And thou shalt see5027 an enemy6862 in my habitation,4583 in all3605 the wealth which834 God shall give3190 853 Israel:3478 and there shall not3808 be1961 an old man2205 in thine house1004 forever.3605 3117

33  And the man376 of thine, whom I shall not3808 cut off3772 from4480 5973 mine altar,4196 shall be to consume3615 853 thine eyes,5869 and to grieve109 853 thine heart:5315 and all3605 the increase4768 of thine house1004 shall die4191 in the flower of their age.376

34  And this2088 shall be a sign226 unto thee, that834 shall come935 upon413 thy two8147 sons,1121 on413 Hophni2652 and Phinehas;6372 in one259 day3117 they shall die4191 both8147 of them.

35  And I will raise me up6965 a faithful539 priest,3548 that shall do6213 according to that which834 is in mine heart3824 and in my mind:5315 and I will build1129 him a sure539 house;1004 and he shall walk1980 before6440 mine anointed4899 forever.3605 3117

36  And it shall come to pass,1961 that every one3605 that is left3498 in thine house1004 shall come935 and crouch7812 to him for a piece95 of silver3701 and a morsel3603 of bread,3899 and shall say,559 Put5596 me, I pray thee,4994 into413 one259 of the priests' offices,3550 that I may eat398 a piece6595 of bread.3899


1 Samuel 3: 1-21


1  And the child5288 Samuel8050 ministered8334 unto 853 the LORD3068 before6440 Eli.5941 And the word1697 of the LORD3068 was1961 precious3368 in those1992 days;3117 there was no369 open6555 vision.2377

2  And it came to pass1961 at that time,3117 when1931 Eli5941 was laid down7901 in his place,4725 and his eyes5869 began2490 to wax dim,3544 that he could3201 not3808 see;7200

3  And ere2962 the lamp5216 of God430 went out3518 in the temple1964 of the LORD,3068 where834 8033 the ark727 of God430 was, and Samuel8050 was laid down7901 to sleep;

4  That the LORD3068 called7121 413 Samuel:8050 and he answered,559 Here2009 am I.

5  And he ran7323 unto413 Eli,5941 and said,559 Here2009 am I; for3588 thou calledst7121 me. And he said,559 I called7121 not;3808 lie down7901 again.7725 And he went1980 and lay down.7901

6  And the LORD3068 called7121 yet5750 again,3254 Samuel.8050 And Samuel8050 arose6965 and went1980 to413 Eli,5941 and said,559 Here2009 am I; for3588 thou didst call7121 me. And he answered,559 I called7121 not,3808 my son;1121 lie down7901 again.7725

7  Now Samuel8050 did not yet2962 know3045 853 the LORD,3068 neither was the word1697 of the LORD3068 yet2962 revealed1540 unto413 him.

8  And the LORD3068 called7121 Samuel8050 again3254 the third7992 time. And he arose6965 and went1980 to413 Eli,5941 and said,559 Here2009 am I; for3588 thou didst call7121 me. And Eli5941 perceived995 that3588 the LORD3068 had called7121 the child.5288

9  Therefore Eli5941 said559 unto Samuel,8050 Go,1980 lie down:7901 and it shall be,1961 if518 he call7121 413 thee, that thou shalt say,559 Speak,1696 LORD;3068 for3588 thy servant5650 heareth.8085 So Samuel8050 went1980 and lay down7901 in his place.4725

10  And the LORD3068 came,935 and stood,3320 and called7121 as at other times,6471 6471 Samuel,8050 Samuel.8050 Then Samuel8050 answered,559 Speak;1696 for3588 thy servant5650 heareth.8085

11  And the LORD3068 said559 to413 Samuel,8050 Behold,2009 I595 will do6213 a thing1697 in Israel,3478 at which834 both8147 the ears241 of every one3605 that heareth8085 it shall tingle.6750

12  In that1931 day3117 I will perform6965 against413 Eli5941 853 all3605 things which834 I have spoken1696 concerning413 his house:1004 when I begin,2490 I will also make an end.3615

13  For I have told5046 him that3588 I589 will judge8199 853 his house1004 forever5704 5769 for the iniquity5771 which834 he knoweth;3045 because3588 his sons1121 made themselves vile,7043 and he restrained3543 them not.3808

14  And therefore3651 I have sworn7650 unto the house1004 of Eli,5941 that the iniquity5771 of Eli's5941 house1004 shall not518 be purged3722 with sacrifice2077 nor offering4503 forever.5704 5769

15  And Samuel8050 lay7901 until5704 the morning,1242 and opened6605 853 the doors1817 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068 And Samuel8050 feared3372 to show4480 5046 413 Eli5941 853 the vision.4759

16  Then Eli5941 called7121 853 Samuel,8050 and said,559 Samuel,8050 my son.1121 And he answered,559 Here2009 am I.

17  And he said,559 What4100 is the thing1697 that834 the LORD hath said1696 unto413 thee? I pray thee4994 hide3582 it not408 from4480 me: God430 do6213 so3541 to thee, and more3254 also,3541 if518 thou hide3582 any thing1697 from4480 me of all4480 3605 the things1697 that834 he said1696 unto413 thee.

18  And Samuel8050 told5046 him 853 every3605 whit,1697 and hid3582 nothing3808 from4480 him. And he said,559 It1931 is the LORD:3068 let him do6213 what seemeth5869 him good.2896

19  And Samuel8050 grew,1431 and the LORD3068 was1961 with5973 him, and did let none3808 4480 3605 of his words1697 fall5307 to the ground.776

20  And all3605 Israel3478 from Dan4480 1835 even to5704 Beer-sheba884 knew3045 that3588 Samuel8050 was established539 to be a prophet5030 of the LORD.3068

21  And the LORD3068 appeared7200 again3254 in Shiloh:7887 for3588 the LORD3068 revealed himself1540 to413 Samuel8050 in Shiloh7887 by the word1697 of the LORD.3068


1 Samuel 4: 1-22


1  And the word1697 of Samuel8050 came1961 to all3605 Israel.3478 Now Israel3478 went out3318 against7125 the Philistines6430 to battle,4421 and pitched2583 beside5921 Ebenezer:72 and the Philistines6430 pitched2583 in Aphek.663

2  And the Philistines6430 put themselves in array6186 against7125 Israel:3478 and when they joined5203 battle,4421 Israel3478 was smitten5062 before6440 the Philistines:6430 and they slew5221 of the army4634 in the field7704 about four702 thousand505 men.376

3  And when the people5971 were come935 into413 the camp,4264 the elders2205 of Israel3478 said,559 Wherefore4100 hath the LORD3068 smitten5062 us today3117 before6440 the Philistines?6430 Let us fetch3947 853 the ark727 of the covenant1285 of the LORD3068 out of Shiloh4480 7887 unto413 us, that, when it cometh935 among7130 us, it may save3467 us out of the hand4480 3709 of our enemies.341

4  So the people5971 sent7971 to Shiloh,7887 that they might bring5375 from thence4480 8033 853 the ark727 of the covenant1285 of the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 which dwelleth3427 between the cherubims:3742 and the two8147 sons1121 of Eli,5941 Hophni2652 and Phinehas,6372 were there8033 with5973 the ark727 of the covenant1285 of God.430

5  And when the ark727 of the covenant1285 of the LORD3068 came935 into413 the camp,4264 all3605 Israel3478 shouted7321 with a great1419 shout,8643 so that the earth776 rang1949 again.

6  And when the Philistines6430 heard8085 853 the noise6963 of the shout,8643 they said,559 What4100 meaneth the noise6963 of this2063 great1419 shout8643 in the camp4264 of the Hebrews?5680 And they understood3045 that3588 the ark727 of the LORD3068 was come935 into413 the camp.4264

7  And the Philistines6430 were afraid,3372 for3588 they said,559 God430 is come935 into413 the camp.4264 And they said,559 Woe188 unto us! for3588 there hath not3808 been1961 such a thing2063 heretofore.865 8032

8  Woe188 unto us! who4310 shall deliver5337 us out of the hand4480 3027 of these428 mighty117 Gods?430 these428 are the Gods430 that smote5221 853 the Egyptians4714 with all3605 the plagues4347 in the wilderness.4057

9  Be strong,2388 and quit1961 yourselves like men,376 O ye Philistines,6430 that ye be not servants3645 5647 unto the Hebrews,5680 as834 they have been5647 to you: quit1961 yourselves like men,376 and fight.3898

10  And the Philistines6430 fought,3898 and Israel3478 was smitten,5062 and they fled5127 every man376 into his tent:168 and there was1961 a very3966 great1419 slaughter;4347 for there fell5307 of Israel4480 3478 thirty7970 thousand505 footmen.7273

11  And the ark727 of God430 was taken;3947 and the two8147 sons1121 of Eli,5941 Hophni2652 and Phinehas,6372 were slain.4191

12  And there ran7323 a man376 of Benjamin1144 out of the army,4480 4634 and came935 to Shiloh7887 the same1931 day3117 with his clothes4055 rent,7167 and with earth127 upon5921 his head.7218

13  And when he came,935 lo,2009 Eli5941 sat3427 upon5921 a seat3678 by the wayside3197 1870 watching:6822 for3588 his heart3820 trembled2730 for5921 the ark727 of God.430 And when the man376 came935 into the city,5892 and told5046 it, all3605 the city5892 cried out.2199

14  And when Eli5941 heard8085 853 the noise6963 of the crying,6818 he said,559 What4100 meaneth the noise6963 of this2088 tumult?1995 And the man376 came935 in hastily,4116 and told5046 Eli.5941

15  Now Eli5941 was ninety8375 and eight8083 years8141 old;1121 and his eyes5869 were dim,6965 that he could3201 not3808 see.7200

16  And the man376 said559 unto413 Eli,5941 I595 am he that came935 out of4480 the army,4634 and I589 fled5127 today3117 out of4480 the army.4634 And he said,559 What4100 is1961 there done,1697 my son?1121

17  And the messenger1319 answered6030 and said,559 Israel3478 is fled5127 before6440 the Philistines,6430 and there hath been1961 also1571 a great1419 slaughter4046 among the people,5971 and thy two8147 sons1121 also,1571 Hophni2652 and Phinehas,6372 are dead,4191 and the ark727 of God430 is taken.3947

18  And it came to pass,1961 when he made mention2142 of 853 the ark727 of God,430 that he fell5307 from off4480 5921 the seat3678 backward322 by1157 the side3027 of the gate,8179 and his neck4665 broke,7665 and he died:4191 for3588 he was an old2204 man,376 and heavy.3515 And he1931 had judged8199 853 Israel3478 forty705 years.8141

19  And his daughter-in-law,3618 Phinehas'6372 wife,802 was with child,2030 near to be delivered:3205 and when she heard8085 853 the tidings8052 that the ark727 of God430 was taken,3947 and that her father-in-law2524 and her husband376 were dead,4191 she bowed herself3766 and travailed;3205 for3588 her pains6735 came2015 upon5921 her.

20  And about the time6256 of her death4191 the women that stood5324 by her said1696 unto5921 her, Fear3372 not;408 for3588 thou hast born3205 a son.1121 But she answered6030 not,3808 neither3808 did she regard7896 3820 it.

21  And she named7121 the child5288 Ichabod,350 saying,559 The glory3519 is departed1540 from Israel:4480 3478 because413 the ark727 of God430 was taken,3947 and because413 of her father-in-law2524 and her husband.376

22  And she said,559 The glory3519 is departed1540 from Israel:4480 3478 for3588 the ark727 of God430 is taken.3947


1 Samuel 5: 1-12


1  And the Philistines6430 took3947 853 the ark727 of God,430 and brought935 it from Ebenezer4480 72 unto Ashdod.795

2  When the Philistines6430 took3947 853 the ark727 of God,430 they brought935 it into the house1004 of Dagon,1712 and set3322 it by681 Dagon.1712

3  And when they of Ashdod795 arose early7925 on the morrow,4480 4283 behold,2009 Dagon1712 was fallen5307 upon his face6440 to the earth776 before6440 the ark727 of the LORD.3068 And they took3947 853 Dagon,1712 and set7725 him in his place4725 again.

4  And when they arose early7925 on the morrow4480 4283 morning,1242 behold,2009 Dagon1712 was fallen5307 upon his face6440 to the ground776 before6440 the ark727 of the LORD;3068 and the head7218 of Dagon1712 and both8147 the palms3709 of his hands3027 were cut off3772 upon413 the threshold;4670 only7535 the stump of Dagon1712 was left7604 to5921 him.

5  Therefore5921 3651 neither3808 the priests3548 of Dagon,1712 nor any3605 that come935 into Dagon's1712 house,1004 tread1869 on5921 the threshold4670 of Dagon1712 in Ashdod795 unto5704 this2088 day.3117

6  But the hand3027 of the LORD3068 was heavy3513 upon413 them of Ashdod,795 and he destroyed8074 them, and smote5221 them with emerods,6076 even 853 Ashdod795 and the coasts1366 thereof.

7  And when the men376 of Ashdod795 saw7200 that3588 it was so,3651 they said,559 The ark727 of the God430 of Israel3478 shall not3808 abide3427 with5973 us: for3588 his hand3027 is sore7185 upon5921 us, and upon5921 Dagon1712 our god.430

8  They sent7971 therefore and gathered622 853 all3605 the lords5633 of the Philistines6430 unto413 them, and said,559 What4100 shall we do6213 with the ark727 of the God430 of Israel?3478 And they answered,559 Let the ark727 of the God430 of Israel3478 be carried about5437 unto Gath.1661 And they carried5437 853 the ark727 of the God430 of Israel3478 about thither.

9  And it was1961 so, that, after310 they had carried it about,5437 853 the hand3027 of the LORD3068 was1961 against the city5892 with a very3966 great1419 destruction:4103 and he smote5221 853 the men376 of the city,5892 both small4480 6996 and great,1419 and they had emerods6076 in their secret parts.8368

10  Therefore they sent7971 853 the ark727 of God430 to Ekron.6138 And it came to pass,1961 as the ark727 of God430 came935 to Ekron,6138 that the Ekronites6139 cried out,2199 saying,559 They have brought about5437 853 the ark727 of the God430 of Israel3478 to413 us, to slay4191 us and our people.5971

11  So they sent7971 and gathered together622 853 all3605 the lords5633 of the Philistines,6430 and said,559 Send away7971 853 the ark727 of the God430 of Israel,3478 and let it go again7725 to his own place,4725 that it slay4191 us not,3808 and our people:5971 for3588 there was1961 a deadly4194 destruction4103 throughout all3605 the city;5892 the hand3027 of God430 was very3966 heavy3513 there.8033

12  And the men376 that834 died4191 not3808 were smitten5221 with the emerods:6076 and the cry7775 of the city5892 went up5927 to heaven.8064


1 Samuel 6: 1-21


1  And the ark727 of the LORD3068 was1961 in the country7704 of the Philistines6430 seven7651 months.2320

2  And the Philistines6430 called7121 for the priests3548 and the diviners,7080 saying,559 What4100 shall we do6213 to the ark727 of the LORD?3068 tell3045 us wherewith4100 we shall send7971 it to his place.4725

3  And they said,559 If518 ye send away7971 853 the ark727 of the God430 of Israel,3478 send7971 it not408 empty;7387 but3588 in any wise return7725 7725 him a trespass offering:817 then227 ye shall be healed,7495 and it shall be known3045 to you why4100 his hand3027 is not3808 removed5493 from4480 you.

4  Then said559 they, What4100 shall be the trespass offering817 which834 we shall return7725 to him? They answered,559 Five2568 golden2091 emerods,6076 and five2568 golden2091 mice,5909 according to the number4557 of the lords5633 of the Philistines:6430 for3588 one259 plague4046 was on you all,3605 and on your lords.5633

5  Wherefore ye shall make6213 images6754 of your emerods,6076 and images6754 of your mice5909 that mar7843 853 the land;776 and ye shall give5414 glory3519 unto the God430 of Israel:3478 peradventure194 he will lighten7043 853 his hand3027 from off4480 5921 you, and from off4480 5921 your gods,430 and from off4480 5921 your land.776

6  Wherefore4100 then do ye harden3513 853 your hearts,3824 as834 the Egyptians4714 and Pharaoh6547 hardened3513 853 their hearts?3820 when834 he had wrought wonderfully5953 among them, did they not3808 let the people go,7971 and they departed?1980

7  Now6258 therefore make6213 a259 new2319 cart,5699 and take3947 two8147 milch5763 kine,6510 on5921 which834 there hath come5927 no3808 yoke,5923 and tie631 853 the kine6510 to the cart,5699 and bring7725 their calves1121 home1004 from4480 310 them:

8  And take3947 853 the ark727 of the LORD,3068 and lay5414 it upon413 the cart;5699 and put7760 the jewels3627 of gold,2091 which834 ye return7725 him for a trespass offering,817 in a coffer712 by the side4480 6654 thereof; and send it away,7971 853 that it may go.1980

9  And see,7200 if518 it goeth up5927 by the way1870 of his own coast1366 to Beth-shemesh,1053 then he1931 hath done6213 us 853 this2063 great1419 evil:7451 but if518 not,3808 then we shall know3045 that3588 it is not3808 his hand3027 that smote5060 us: it1931 was a chance4745 that happened1961 to us.

10  And the men376 did6213 so;3651 and took3947 two8147 milch5763 kine,6510 and tied631 them to the cart,5699 and shut up3607 their calves1121 at home:1004

11  And they laid7760 853 the ark727 of the LORD3068 upon413 the cart,5699 and the coffer712 with854 the mice5909 of gold2091 and the images6754 of their emerods.2914

12  And the kine6510 took the straight3474 way1870 to5921 the way1870 of Beth-shemesh,1053 and went along1980 the259 highway,4546 lowing1600 as they went,1980 and turned not aside5493 3808 to the right hand3225 or to the left;8040 and the lords5633 of the Philistines6430 went1980 after310 them unto5704 the border1366 of Beth-shemesh.1053

13  And they of Beth-shemesh1053 were reaping7114 their wheat2406 harvest7105 in the valley:6010 and they lifted up5375 853 their eyes,5869 and saw7200 853 the ark,727 and rejoiced8055 to see7200 it.

14  And the cart5699 came935 into413 the field7704 of Joshua,3091 a Beth-shemite,1030 and stood5975 there,8033 where8033 there was a great1419 stone:68 and they cleaved1234 853 the wood6086 of the cart,5699 and offered5927 the kine6510 a burnt offering5930 unto the LORD.3068

15  And the Levites3881 took down3381 853 the ark727 of the LORD,3068 and the coffer712 that834 was with854 it, wherein834 the jewels3627 of gold2091 were, and put7760 them on413 the great1419 stone:68 and the men376 of Beth-shemesh1053 offered5927 burnt offerings5930 and sacrificed2076 sacrifices2077 the same1931 day3117 unto the LORD.3068

16  And when the five2568 lords5633 of the Philistines6430 had seen7200 it, they returned7725 to Ekron6138 the same1931 day.3117

17  And these428 are the golden2091 emerods2914 which834 the Philistines6430 returned7725 for a trespass offering817 unto the LORD;3068 for Ashdod795 one,259 for Gaza5804 one,259 for Askelon831 one,259 for Gath1661 one,259 for Ekron6138 one;259

18  And the golden2091 mice,5909 according to the number4557 of all3605 the cities5892 of the Philistines6430 belonging to the five2568 lords,5633 both of fenced cities,4480 5892 4013 and of5704 country6521 villages,3724 even unto5704 the great1419 stone of Abel,59 whereon834 5921 they set down5117 853 the ark727 of the LORD:3068 which stone remaineth unto5704 this2088 day3117 in the field7704 of Joshua,3091 the Beth-shemite.1030

19  And he smote5221 the men376 of Beth-shemesh,1053 because3588 they had looked7200 into the ark727 of the LORD,3068 even he smote5221 of the people5971 fifty2572 thousand505 and threescore and ten7657 men:376 and the people5971 lamented,56 because3588 the LORD3068 had smitten5221 many of the people5971 with a great1419 slaughter.4347

20  And the men376 of Beth-shemesh1053 said,559 Who4310 is able3201 to stand5975 before6440 this2088 holy6918 LORD3068 God?430 and to413 whom4310 shall he go up5927 from4480 5921 us?

21  And they sent7971 messengers4397 to413 the inhabitants3427 of Kirjath-jearim,7157 saying,559 The Philistines6430 have brought again7725 853 the ark727 of the LORD;3068 come ye down,3381 and fetch it up5927 853 to413 you.


1 Samuel 7: 1-17


1  And the men376 of Kirjath-jearim7157 came,935 and fetched up5927 853 the ark727 of the LORD,3068 and brought935 it into413 the house1004 of Abinadab41 in the hill,1389 and sanctified6942 Eleazar499 his son1121 to keep8104 853 the ark727 of the LORD.3068

2  And it came to pass,1961 while4480 3117 the ark727 abode3427 in Kirjath-jearim,7157 that the time3117 was long;7235 for it was1961 twenty6242 years:8141 and all3605 the house1004 of Israel3478 lamented5091 after310 the LORD.3068

3  And Samuel8050 spoke559 unto413 all3605 the house1004 of Israel,3478 saying,559 If518 ye859 do return7725 unto413 the LORD3068 with all3605 your hearts,3824 then put away5493 853 the strange5236 gods430 and Ashtaroth6252 from among4480 8432 you, and prepare3559 your hearts3824 unto413 the LORD,3068 and serve5647 him only:905 and he will deliver5337 you out of the hand4480 3027 of the Philistines.6430

4  Then the children1121 of Israel3478 did put away5493 853 Baalim1168 and Ashtaroth,6252 and served5647 853 the LORD3068 only.905

5  And Samuel8050 said,559 Gather6908 853 all3605 Israel3478 to Mizpeh,4709 and I will pray6419 for1157 you unto413 the LORD.3068

6  And they gathered together6908 to Mizpeh,4709 and drew7579 water,4325 and poured it out8210 before6440 the LORD,3068 and fasted6684 on that1931 day,3117 and said559 there,8033 We have sinned2398 against the LORD.3068 And Samuel8050 judged8199 853 the children1121 of Israel3478 in Mizpeh.4709

7  And when the Philistines6430 heard8085 that3588 the children1121 of Israel3478 were gathered together6908 to Mizpeh,4709 the lords5633 of the Philistines6430 went up5927 against413 Israel.3478 And when the children1121 of Israel3478 heard8085 it, they were afraid3372 of4480 6440 the Philistines.6430

8  And the children1121 of Israel3478 said559 to413 Samuel,8050 Cease2790 not408 to cry4480 2199 unto413 the LORD3068 our God430 for4480 us, that he will save3467 us out of the hand4480 3027 of the Philistines.6430

9  And Samuel8050 took3947 a259 sucking2461 lamb,2924 and offered5927 it for a burnt offering5930 wholly3632 unto the LORD:3068 and Samuel8050 cried2199 unto413 the LORD3068 for1157 Israel;3478 and the LORD3068 heard6030 him.

10  And as Samuel8050 was1961 offering up5927 the burnt offering,5930 the Philistines6430 drew near5066 to battle4421 against Israel:3478 but the LORD3068 thundered7481 with a great1419 thunder6963 on that1931 day3117 upon5921 the Philistines,6430 and discomfited2000 them; and they were smitten5062 before6440 Israel.3478

11  And the men376 of Israel3478 went out3318 of4480 Mizpeh,4709 and pursued7291 853 the Philistines,6430 and smote5221 them, until5704 they came under4480 8478 Beth-car.1033

12  Then Samuel8050 took3947 a259 stone,68 and set7760 it between996 Mizpeh4709 and Shen,8129 and called7121 853 the name8034 of it Ebenezer,72 saying,559 Hitherto5704 2009 hath the LORD3068 helped5826 us.

13  So the Philistines6430 were subdued,3665 and they came935 no3808 more3254 5750 into the coast1366 of Israel:3478 and the hand3027 of the LORD3068 was1961 against the Philistines6430 all3605 the days3117 of Samuel.8050

14  And the cities5892 which834 the Philistines6430 had taken3947 from4480 854 Israel3478 were restored7725 to Israel,3478 from Ekron4480 6138 even unto5704 Gath;1661 and the coasts1366 thereof did Israel3478 deliver5337 out of the hands4480 3027 of the Philistines.6430 And there was1961 peace7965 between996 Israel3478 and the Amorites.567

15  And Samuel8050 judged8199 853 Israel3478 all3605 the days3117 of his life.2416

16  And he went1980 from4880 1767 year8141 to year8141 in circuit5437 to Bethel,1008 and Gilgal,1537 and Mizpeh,4709 and judged8199 853 Israel3478 in854 all3605 those428 places.4725

17  And his return8666 was to Ramah;7414 for3588 there8033 was his house;1004 and there8033 he judged8199 853 Israel;3478 and there8033 he built1129 an altar4196 unto the LORD.3068


1 Samuel 8: 1-22


1  And it came to pass,1961 when834 Samuel8050 was old,2204 that he made7760 853 his sons1121 judges8199 over Israel.3478

2  Now the name8034 of his firstborn1060 was1961 Joel;3100 and the name8034 of his second,4932 Abiah:29 they were judges8199 in Beer-sheba.884

3  And his sons1121 walked1980 not3808 in his ways,1870 but turned aside5186 after310 lucre,1215 and took3947 bribes,7810 and perverted5186 judgment.4941

4  Then all3605 the elders2205 of Israel3478 gathered themselves together,6908 and came935 to413 Samuel8050 unto Ramah,7414

5  And said559 unto413 him, Behold,2009 thou859 art old,2204 and thy sons1121 walk1980 not3808 in thy ways:1870 now6258 make7760 us a king4428 to judge8199 us like all3605 the nations.1471

6  But the thing1697 displeased3415 5869 Samuel,8050 when834 they said,559 Give5414 us a king4428 to judge8199 us. And Samuel8050 prayed6419 unto413 the LORD.3068

7  And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 Hearken8085 unto the voice6963 of the people5971 in all3605 that834 they say559 unto413 thee: for3588 they have not3808 rejected3988 thee, but3588 they have rejected3988 me, that I should not reign4480 4427 over5921 them.

8  According to all3605 the works4639 which834 they have done6213 since the day4480 3117 that I brought them up5927 853 out of Egypt4480 4714 even unto5704 this2088 day,3117 wherewith they have forsaken5800 me, and served5647 other312 gods,430 so3651 do6213 they1992 also1571 unto thee.

9  Now6258 therefore hearken8085 unto their voice:6963 howbeit389 yet3588 protest solemnly5749 5749 unto them, and show5046 them the manner4941 of the king4428 that834 shall reign4427 over5921 them.

10  And Samuel8050 told559 all3605 the words1697 of the LORD3068 unto413 the people5971 that asked7592 of4480 854 him a king.4428

11  And he said,559 This2088 will be1961 the manner4941 of the king4428 that834 shall reign4427 over5921 you: He will take3947 853 your sons,1121 and appoint7760 them for himself, for his chariots,4818 and to be his horsemen;6571 and some shall run7323 before6440 his chariots.4818

12  And he will appoint7760 him captains8269 over thousands,505 and captains8269 over fifties;2572 and will set them to ear2790 his ground,2758 and to reap7114 his harvest,7105 and to make6213 his instruments3627 of war,4421 and instruments3627 of his chariots.7393

13  And he will take3947 your daughters1323 to be confectionaries,7548 and to be cooks,2879 and to be bakers.644

14  And he will take3947 your fields,7704 and your vineyards,3754 and your oliveyards,2132 even the best2896 of them, and give5414 them to his servants.5650

15  And he will take the tenth6237 of your seed,2233 and of your vineyards,3754 and give5414 to his officers,5631 and to his servants.5650

16  And he will take3947 your menservants,5650 and your maidservants,8198 and your goodliest2896 young men,970 and your asses,2543 and put6213 them to his work.4399

17  He will take the tenth6237 of your sheep:6629 and ye859 shall be1961 his servants.5650

18  And ye shall cry out2199 in that1931 day3117 because4480 6440 of your king4428 which834 ye shall have chosen977 you; and the LORD3068 will not3808 hear6030 you in that1931 day.3117

19  Nevertheless the people5971 refused3985 to obey8085 the voice6963 of Samuel;8050 and they said,559 Nay;3808 but3588 518 we will have1961 a king4428 over5921 us;

20  That we587 also1571 may be1961 like all3605 the nations;1471 and that our king4428 may judge8199 us, and go out3318 before6440 us, and fight3898 853 our battles.4421

21  And Samuel8050 heard8085 853 all3605 the words1697 of the people,5971 and he rehearsed1696 them in the ears241 of the LORD.3068

22  And the LORD3068 said559 to413 Samuel,8050 Hearken8085 unto their voice,6963 and make them a king.4427 4428 And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 the men376 of Israel,3478 Go1980 ye every man376 unto his city.5892


1 Samuel 9: 1-27


1  Now there was1961 a man376 of Benjamin,4480 1144 whose name8034 was Kish,7027 the son1121 of Abiel,22 the son1121 of Zeror,6872 the son1121 of Bechorath,1064 the son1121 of Aphiah,647 a Benjamite,1145 a mighty man1368 of power.2428

2  And he had1961 a son,1121 whose name8034 was Saul,7586 a choice young man,970 and a goodly:2896 and there was not369 among the children4480 1121 of Israel3478 a goodlier2896 person376 than4480 he: from his shoulders4480 7926 and upward4605 he was higher1364 than any4480 3605 of the people.5971

3  And the asses860 of Kish7027 Saul's7586 father1 were lost.6 And Kish7027 said559 to413 Saul7586 his son,1121 Take3947 now4994 853 one259 of the servants4480 5288 with854 thee, and arise,6965 go1980 seek1245 853 the asses.860

4  And he passed through5674 mount2022 Ephraim,669 and passed through5674 the land776 of Shalisha,8031 but they found4672 them not:3808 then they passed through5674 the land776 of Shalim,8171 and there they were not:369 and he passed through5674 the land776 of the Benjamites,1145 but they found4672 them not.3808

5  And when they1992 were come935 to the land776 of Zuph,6689 Saul7586 said559 to his servant5288 that834 was with5973 him, Come,1980 and let us return;7725 lest6435 my father1 leave2308 caring for4480 the asses,860 and take thought1672 for us.

6  And he said559 unto him, Behold2009 now,4994 there is in this2063 city5892 a man376 of God,430 and he is an honorable3513 man;376 all3605 that834 he saith1696 cometh surely to pass:935 935 now4994 let us go1980 thither;8033 peradventure194 he can show5046 us 853 our way1870 that834 5921 we should go.1980

7  Then said559 Saul7586 to his servant,5288 But, behold,2009 if we go,1980 what4100 shall we bring935 the man?376 for3588 the bread3899 is spent235 in our vessels,4480 3627 and there is not369 a present8670 to bring935 to the man376 of God:430 what4100 have we?

8  And the servant5288 answered6030 853 Saul7586 again,3254 and said,559 Behold,2009 I have here4672 at hand3027 the fourth part7253 of a shekel8255 of silver:3701 that will I give5414 to the man376 of God,430 to tell5046 us 853 our way.1870

9  (Formerly6440 in Israel,3478 when a man376 went1980 to inquire1875 of God,430 thus3541 he spoke,559 Come,1980 and let us go1980 to5704 the seer:7200 for3588 he that is now3117 called a Prophet5030 was formerly6440 called7121 a Seer.)7200

10  Then said559 Saul7586 to his servant,5288 Well2896 said;1697 come,1980 let us go.1980 So they went1980 unto413 the city5892 where834 8033 the man376 of God430 was.

11  And as they1992 went up5927 the hill4608 to the city,5892 they1992 found4672 young maidens5291 going out3318 to draw7579 water,4325 and said559 unto them, Is3426 the seer7200 here?2088

12  And they answered6030 them, and said,559 He is;3426 behold,2009 he is before6440 you: make haste4116 now,6258 for3588 he came935 today3117 to the city;5892 for3588 there is a sacrifice2077 of the people5971 today3117 in the high place:1116

13  As soon as ye be come935 into the city,5892 ye shall straightway3651 find4672 him, before2962 he go up5927 to the high place1116 to eat:398 for3588 the people5971 will not3808 eat398 until5704 he come,935 because3588 he1931 doth bless1288 the sacrifice;2077 and afterwards310 3651 they eat398 that be bidden.7121 Now6258 therefore get you up;5927 for3588 about this time3117 ye shall find4672 him.

14  And they went up5927 into the city:5892 and when they1992 were come935 into8432 the city,5892 behold,2009 Samuel8050 came out3318 against7125 them, for to go up5927 to the high place.1116

15  Now the LORD3068 had told1540 Samuel8050 in854 his ear241 a259 day3117 before6440 Saul7586 came,935 saying,559

16  Tomorrow4279 about this time6256 I will send7971 thee a man376 out of the land4480 776 of Benjamin,1144 and thou shalt anoint4886 him to be captain5057 over5921 my people5971 Israel,3478 that he may save3467 853 my people5971 out of the hand4480 3027 of the Philistines:6430 for3588 I have looked upon7200 853 my people,5971 because3588 their cry6818 is come935 unto me.413

17  And when Samuel8050 saw7200 853 Saul,7586 the LORD3068 said6030 unto him, Behold2009 the man376 whom834 I spoke559 to413 thee of! this same2088 shall reign6113 over my people.5971

18  Then Saul7586 drew near5066 to 853 Samuel8050 in8432 the gate,8179 and said,559 Tell5046 me, I pray thee,4994 where335 2088 the seer's7200 house1004 is.

19  And Samuel8050 answered6030 853 Saul,7586 and said,559 I595 am the seer:7200 go up5927 before6440 me unto the high place;1116 for ye shall eat398 with5973 me today,3117 and tomorrow1242 I will let thee go,7971 and will tell5046 thee all3605 that834 is in thine heart.3824

20  And as for thine asses860 that were lost6 three7969 days3117 ago,3117 set7760 not408 853 thy mind3820 on them; for3588 they are found.4672 And on whom4310 is all3605 the desire2532 of Israel?3478 Is it not3808 on thee, and on all3605 thy father's1 house?1004

21  And Saul7586 answered6030 and said,559 Am not3808 I595 a Benjamite,1145 of the smallest4480 6996 of the tribes7626 of Israel?3478 and my family4940 the least6810 of all4480 3605 the families4940 of the tribe7626 of Benjamin?1144 wherefore4100 then speakest1696 thou so1697 2088 to413 me?

22  And Samuel8050 took3947 853 Saul7586 and his servant,5288 and brought935 them into the parlor,3957 and made them sit5414 in the chiefest7218 place4725 among them that were bidden,7121 which1992 were about thirty7970 persons.376

23  And Samuel8050 said559 unto the cook,2876 Bring5414 853 the portion4490 which834 I gave5414 thee, of which834 I said559 unto413 thee, Set7760 it by5973 thee.

24  And the cook2876 took up7311 853 the shoulder,7785 and that which was upon5921 it, and set7760 it before6440 Saul.7586 And Samuel said,559 Behold2009 that which is left!7604 set7760 it before6440 thee, and eat:398 for3588 unto this time4150 hath it been kept8104 for thee since I said,559 I have invited7121 the people.5971 So Saul7586 did eat398 with5973 Samuel8050 that1931 day.3117

25  And when they were come down3381 from the high place4480 1116 into the city,5892 Samuel communed1696 with5973 Saul7586 upon5921 the top of the house.1406

26  And they arose early:7925 and it came to pass1961 about the spring5927 of the day,7837 that Samuel8050 called7121 413 Saul7586 to the top of the house,1406 saying,559 Up,6965 that I may send thee away.7971 And Saul7586 arose,6965 and they went out3318 both8147 of them, he1931 and Samuel,8050 abroad.2351

27  And as they1992 were going down3381 to the end7097 of the city,5892 Samuel8050 said559 to413 Saul,7586 Bid559 the servant5288 pass on5674 before6440 us, (and he passed on,)5674 but stand thou still5975 859 a while,3117 that I may show8085 thee 853 the word1697 of God.430


1 Samuel 10: 1-27


1  Then Samuel8050 took3947 853 a vial6378 of oil,8081 and poured3332 it upon5921 his head,7218 and kissed5401 him, and said,559 Is it not3808 because3588 the LORD3068 hath anointed4886 thee to be captain5057 over5921 his inheritance?5159

2  When thou art departed1980 from4480 5973 me today,3117 then thou shalt find4672 two8147 men376 by5973 Rachel's7354 sepulcher6900 in the border1366 of Benjamin1144 at Zelzah;6766 and they will say559 unto413 thee, The asses860 which834 thou wentest1980 to seek1245 are found:4672 and, lo,2009 thy father1 hath left5203 853 the care1697 of the asses,860 and sorroweth1672 for you, saying,559 What4100 shall I do6213 for my son?1121

3  Then shalt thou go on2498 forward1973 from thence,4480 8033 and thou shalt come935 to5704 the plain436 of Tabor,8396 and there8033 shall meet4672 thee three7969 men376 going up5927 to413 God430 to Bethel,1008 one259 carrying5375 three7969 kids,1423 and another259 carrying5375 three7969 loaves3603 of bread,3899 and another259 carrying5375 a bottle5035 of wine:3196

4  And they will salute7592 7965 thee, and give5414 thee two8147 loaves of bread;3899 which thou shalt receive3947 of their hands.4480 3027

5  After that310 3651 thou shalt come935 to the hill1389 of God,430 where834 8033 is the garrison5333 of the Philistines:6430 and it shall come to pass,1961 when thou art come935 thither8033 to the city,5892 that thou shalt meet6293 a company2256 of prophets5030 coming down3381 from the high place4480 1116 with a psaltery,5035 and a tabret,8596 and a pipe,2485 and a harp,3658 before6440 them; and they1992 shall prophesy:5012

6  And the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 will come6743 upon5921 thee, and thou shalt prophesy5012 with them,5973 and shalt be turned2015 into another312 man.376

7  And let it be,1961 when3588 these428 signs226 are come935 unto thee, that thou do6213 as occasion serve834 4672 3027 thee; for3588 God430 is with5973 thee.

8  And thou shalt go down3381 before6440 me to Gilgal;1537 and, behold,2009 I595 will come down3381 unto413 thee, to offer5927 burnt offerings,5930 and to sacrifice2076 sacrifices2077 of peace offerings:8002 seven7651 days3117 shalt thou tarry,3176 till5704 I come935 to413 thee, and show3045 thee 853 what834 thou shalt do.6213

9  And it was1961 so, that when he had turned6437 his back7926 to go1980 from4480 5973 Samuel,8050 God430 gave2015 him another312 heart:3820 and all3605 those428 signs226 came to pass935 that1931 day.3117

10  And when they came935 thither8033 to the hill,1389 behold,2009 a company2256 of prophets5030 met7125 him; and the Spirit7307 of God430 came6743 upon5921 him, and he prophesied5012 among8432 them.

11  And it came to pass,1961 when all3605 that knew3045 him formerly4480 865 8032 saw7200 that, behold,2009 he prophesied5012 among5973 the prophets,5030 then the people5971 said559 one376 to413 another,7453 What4100 is this2088 that is come1961 unto the son1121 of Kish?7027 Is Saul7586 also1571 among the prophets?5030

12  And one376 of the same place4480 8033 answered6030 and said,559 But who4310 is their father?1 Therefore5921 3651 it became1961 a proverb,4912 Is Saul7586 also1571 among the prophets?5030

13  And when he had made an end3615 of prophesying,4480 5012 he came935 to the high place.1116

14  And Saul's7586 uncle1730 said559 unto413 him and to413 his servant,5288 Whither575 went1980 ye? And he said,559 To seek1245 853 the asses:860 and when we saw7200 that3588 they were no where,369 we came935 to413 Samuel.8050

15  And Saul's7586 uncle1730 said,559 Tell5046 me, I pray thee,4994 what4100 Samuel8050 said559 unto you.

16  And Saul7586 said559 unto413 his uncle,1730 He told us plainly5046 5046 that3588 the asses860 were found.4672 But of the matter1697 of the kingdom,4410 whereof834 Samuel8050 spoke,559 he told5046 him not.3808

17  And Samuel8050 called the people together6817 853 5971 unto413 the LORD3068 to Mizpeh;4709

18  And said559 unto413 the children1121 of Israel,3478 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 I595 brought up5927 853 Israel3478 out of Egypt,4480 4714 and delivered5337 you out of the hand4480 3027 of the Egyptians,4714 and out of the hand4480 3027 of all3605 kingdoms,4467 and of them that oppressed3905 you:

19  And ye859 have this day3117 rejected3988 853 your God,430 who834 himself1931 saved3467 you out of all4480 3605 your adversities7451 and your tribulations;6869 and ye have said559 unto him, Nay, but3588 set7760 a king4428 over5921 us. Now6258 therefore present yourselves3320 before6440 the LORD3068 by your tribes,7626 and by your thousands.505

20  And when Samuel8050 had caused 853 all3605 the tribes7626 of Israel3478 to come near,7126 the tribe7626 of Benjamin1144 was taken.3920

21  When he had caused 853 the tribe7626 of Benjamin1144 to come near7126 by their families,4940 the family4940 of Matri4309 was taken,3920 and Saul7586 the son1121 of Kish7027 was taken:3920 and when they sought1245 him, he could not3808 be found.4672

22  Therefore they inquired7592 of the LORD3068 further,5750 if the man376 should yet5750 come935 thither.1988 And the LORD3068 answered,559 Behold,2009 he1931 hath hid himself2244 among413 the stuff.3627

23  And they ran7323 and fetched3947 him thence:4480 8033 and when he stood3320 among8432 the people,5971 he was higher1361 than any4480 3605 of the people5971 from his shoulders4480 7926 and upward.4605

24  And Samuel8050 said559 to413 all3605 the people,5971 See7200 ye him whom834 the LORD3068 hath chosen,977 that3588 there is none369 like him3644 among all3605 the people?5971 And all3605 the people5971 shouted,7321 and said,559 God save2421 the king.4428

25  Then Samuel8050 told1696 413 the people5971 853 the manner4941 of the kingdom,4410 and wrote3789 it in a book,5612 and laid it up5117 before6440 the LORD.3068 And Samuel8050 sent7971 853 all3605 the people5971 away, every man376 to his house.1004

26  And Saul7586 also1571 went1980 home1004 to Gibeah;1390 and there went1980 with5973 him a band of men,2428 whose834 hearts3820 God430 had touched.5060

27  But the children1121 of Belial1100 said,559 How4100 shall this2088 man save3467 us? And they despised959 him, and brought935 him no3808 presents.4503 But he held his peace.2790


1 Samuel 11: 1-15


1  Then Nahash5176 the Ammonite5984 came up,5927 and encamped2583 against5921 Jabesh-gilead:3003 1568 and all3605 the men376 of Jabesh3003 said559 unto413 Nahash,5176 Make3772 a covenant1285 with us, and we will serve5647 thee.

2  And Nahash5176 the Ammonite5984 answered559 413 them, On this2063 condition will I make3772 a covenant with you, that I may thrust out5365 all3605 your right3225 eyes,5869 and lay7760 it for a reproach2781 upon5921 all3605 Israel.3478

3  And the elders2205 of Jabesh3003 said559 unto413 him, Give us seven7651 days'3117 respite,7503 that we may send7971 messengers4397 unto all3605 the coasts1366 of Israel:3478 and then, if518 there be no man369 to save3467 us, we will come out3318 to413 thee.

4  Then came935 the messengers4397 to Gibeah1390 of Saul,7586 and told1696 the tidings1697 in the ears241 of the people:5971 and all3605 the people5971 lifted up5375 853 their voices,6963 and wept.1058

5  And, behold,2009 Saul7586 came935 after310 the herd1241 out of4480 the field;7704 and Saul7586 said,559 What4100 aileth the people5971 that3588 they weep?1058 And they told5608 him 853 the tidings1697 of the men376 of Jabesh.3003

6  And the Spirit7307 of God430 came6743 upon5921 Saul7586 when he heard8085 853 those428 tidings,1697 and his anger639 was kindled2734 greatly.3966

7  And he took3947 a yoke6776 of oxen,1241 and hewed them in pieces,5408 and sent7971 them throughout all3605 the coasts1366 of Israel3478 by the hands3027 of messengers,4397 saying,559 Whosoever834 cometh not forth369 3318 after310 Saul7586 and after310 Samuel,8050 so3541 shall it be done6213 unto his oxen.1241 And the fear6343 of the LORD3068 fell5307 on5921 the people,5971 and they came out3318 with one259 consent.376

8  And when he numbered6485 them in Bezek,966 the children1121 of Israel3478 were1961 three7969 hundred3967 thousand,505 and the men376 of Judah3063 thirty7970 thousand.505

9  And they said559 unto the messengers4397 that came,935 Thus3541 shall ye say559 unto the men376 of Jabesh-gilead,3003 1568 Tomorrow,4279 by that time the sun8121 be hot,2527 ye shall have1961 help.8668 And the messengers4397 came935 and showed5046 it to the men376 of Jabesh;3003 and they were glad.8055

10  Therefore the men376 of Jabesh3003 said,559 Tomorrow4279 we will come out3318 unto413 you, and ye shall do6213 with us all3605 that seemeth5869 good2896 unto you.

11  And it was1961 so on the morrow,4480 4283 that Saul7586 put7760 853 the people5971 in three7969 companies;7218 and they came935 into the midst8432 of the host4264 in the morning1242 watch,821 and slew5221 853 the Ammonites5983 until5704 the heat2527 of the day:3117 and it came to pass,1961 that they which remained7604 were scattered,6327 so that two8147 of them were not3808 left7604 together.3162

12  And the people5971 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 Who4310 is he that said,559 Shall Saul7586 reign4427 over5921 us? bring5414 the men,376 that we may put them to death.4191

13  And Saul7586 said,559 There shall not3808 a man376 be put to death4191 this2088 day:3117 for3588 today3117 the LORD3068 hath wrought6213 salvation8668 in Israel.3478

14  Then said559 Samuel8050 to413 the people,5971 Come,1980 and let us go1980 to Gilgal,1537 and renew2318 the kingdom4410 there.8033

15  And all3605 the people5971 went1980 to Gilgal;1537 and there8033 they made Saul king4427 853 7586 before6440 the LORD3068 in Gilgal;1537 and there8033 they sacrificed2076 sacrifices2077 of peace offerings8002 before6440 the LORD;3068 and there8033 Saul7586 and all3605 the men376 of Israel3478 rejoiced8055 greatly.3966


1 Samuel 12: 1-25


1  And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 all3605 Israel,3478 Behold,2009 I have hearkened8085 unto your voice6963 in all3605 that834 ye said559 unto me, and have made a king4427 4428 over5921 you.

2  And now,6258 behold,2009 the king4428 walketh1980 before6440 you: and I589 am old2204 and grayheaded;7867 and, behold,2009 my sons1121 are with854 you: and I589 have walked1980 before6440 you from my childhood4480 5271 unto5704 this2088 day.3117

3  Behold,2009 here I am: witness6030 against me before5048 the LORD,3068 and before5048 his anointed:4899 whose4310 853 ox7794 have I taken?3947 or whose4310 ass2543 have I taken?3947 or whom4310 have I defrauded?6231 853 whom4310 have I oppressed?7533 or of whose hand4480 3027 4310 have I received3947 any bribe3724 to blind5956 mine eyes5869 therewith? and I will restore7725 it you.

4  And they said,559 Thou hast not3808 defrauded6231 us, nor3808 oppressed7533 us, neither3808 hast thou taken3947 aught3972 of any man's hand.4480 3027 376

5  And he said559 unto413 them, The LORD3068 is witness5707 against you, and his anointed4899 is witness5707 this2088 day,3117 that3588 ye have not3808 found4672 aught3972 in my hand.3027 And they answered,559 He is witness.5707

6  And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 the people,5971 It is the LORD3068 that834 advanced6213 853 Moses4872 and Aaron,175 and that834 brought5927 853 your fathers1 up out of the land4480 776 of Egypt.4714

7  Now6258 therefore stand still,3320 that I may reason8199 with854 you before6440 the LORD3068 of 853 all3605 the righteous acts6666 of the LORD,3068 which834 he did6213 to854 you and to854 your fathers.1

8  When834 Jacob3290 was come935 into Egypt,4714 and your fathers1 cried2199 unto413 the LORD,3068 then the LORD3068 sent7971 853 Moses4872 and Aaron,175 which brought forth3318 853 your fathers1 out of Egypt,4480 4714 and made them dwell3427 in this2088 place.4725

9  And when they forgot7911 853 the LORD3068 their God,430 he sold4376 them into the hand3027 of Sisera,5516 captain8269 of the host6635 of Hazor,2674 and into the hand3027 of the Philistines,6430 and into the hand3027 of the king4428 of Moab,4124 and they fought3898 against them.

10  And they cried2199 unto413 the LORD,3068 and said,559 We have sinned,2398 because3588 we have forsaken5800 853 the LORD,3068 and have served5647 853 Baalim1168 and Ashtaroth:6252 but now6258 deliver5337 us out of the hand4480 3027 of our enemies,341 and we will serve5647 thee.

11  And the LORD3068 sent7971 853 Jerubbaal,3378 and Bedan,917 and Jephthah,3316 and Samuel,8050 and delivered5337 you out of the hand4480 3027 of your enemies341 on every side,4480 5439 and ye dwelled3427 safe.983

12  And when ye saw7200 that3588 Nahash5176 the king4428 of the children1121 of Ammon5983 came935 against5921 you, ye said559 unto me, Nay;3808 but3588 a king4428 shall reign4427 over5921 us: when the LORD3068 your God430 was your king.4428

13  Now6258 therefore behold2009 the king4428 whom834 ye have chosen,977 and whom834 ye have desired!7592 and, behold,2009 the LORD3068 hath set5414 a king4428 over5921 you.

14  If518 ye will fear3372 853 the LORD,3068 and serve5647 him, and obey8085 his voice,6963 and not3808 rebel against4784 853 the commandment6310 of the LORD,3068 then shall both1571 ye859 and also1571 the king4428 that834 reigneth4427 over5921 you continue1961 following310 the LORD3068 your God:430

15  But if518 ye will not3808 obey8085 the voice6963 of the LORD,3068 but rebel against4784 853 the commandment6310 of the LORD,3068 then shall the hand3027 of the LORD3068 be1961 against you, as it was against your fathers.1

16  Now6258 therefore1571 stand3320 and see7200 853 this2088 great1419 thing,1697 which834 the LORD3068 will do6213 before your eyes.5869

17  Is it not3808 wheat2406 harvest7105 today?3117 I will call7121 unto413 the LORD,3068 and he shall send5414 thunder6963 and rain;4306 that ye may perceive3045 and see7200 that3588 your wickedness7451 is great,7227 which834 ye have done6213 in the sight5869 of the LORD,3068 in asking7592 you a king.4428

18  So Samuel8050 called7121 unto413 the LORD;3068 and the LORD3068 sent5414 thunder6963 and rain4306 that1931 day:3117 and all3605 the people5971 greatly3966 feared3372 853 the LORD3068 and Samuel.8050

19  And all3605 the people5971 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 Pray6419 for1157 thy servants5650 unto413 the LORD3068 thy God,430 that we die4191 not:408 for3588 we have added3254 unto5921 all3605 our sins2403 this evil,7451 to ask7592 us a king.4428

20  And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 the people,5971 Fear3372 not:408 ye859 have done6213 853 all3605 this2063 wickedness:7451 yet389 turn not aside408 5493 from following4480 310 the LORD,3068 but serve5647 853 the LORD3068 with all3605 your heart;3824

21  And turn ye not aside:3808 5493 for3588 then should ye go after310 vain8414 things, which834 cannot3808 profit3276 nor3808 deliver;5337 for3588 they1992 are vain.8414

22  For3588 the LORD3068 will not3808 forsake5203 853 his people5971 for his great1419 name's8034 sake:5668 because3588 it hath pleased2974 the LORD3068 to make6213 you his people.5971

23  Moreover1571 as for me,595 God forbid486 that I should sin4480 2398 against the LORD3068 in ceasing4480 2308 to pray6419 for1157 you: but I will teach3384 you the good2896 and the right3477 way:1870

24  Only389 fear3372 853 the LORD,3068 and serve5647 him in truth571 with all3605 your heart:3824 for3588 consider7200 853 how834 great things he hath done1431 for5973 you.

25  But if518 ye shall still do wickedly,7489 7489 ye shall be consumed,5595 both1571 ye859 and1571 your king.4428


1 Samuel 13: 1-23


1  Saul7586 reigned4427 one1121 year;8141 and when he had reigned4427 two8147 years8141 over5921 Israel,3478

2  Saul7586 chose977 him three7969 thousand505 men of Israel;4480 3478 whereof two thousand505 were1961 with5973 Saul7586 in Michmash4363 and in mount2022 Bethel,1008 and a thousand505 were1961 with5973 Jonathan3083 in Gibeah1390 of Benjamin:1144 and the rest3499 of the people5971 he sent7971 every man376 to his tent.168

3  And Jonathan3083 smote5221 853 the garrison5333 of the Philistines6430 that834 was in Geba,1387 and the Philistines6430 heard8085 of it. And Saul7586 blew8628 the trumpet7782 throughout all3605 the land,776 saying,559 Let the Hebrews5680 hear.8085

4  And all3605 Israel3478 heard8085 say559 that Saul7586 had smitten5221 853 a garrison5333 of the Philistines,6430 and that Israel3478 also1571 was had in abomination887 with the Philistines.6430 And the people5971 were called together6817 after310 Saul7586 to Gilgal.1537

5  And the Philistines6430 gathered themselves together622 to fight3898 with5973 Israel,3478 thirty7970 thousand505 chariots,7393 and six8337 thousand505 horsemen,6571 and people5971 as the sand2344 which834 is on5921 the sea3220 shore8193 in multitude:7230 and they came up,5927 and pitched2583 in Michmash,4363 eastward6926 from Beth-aven.1007

6  When the men376 of Israel3478 saw7200 that3588 they were in a strait,6887 (for3588 the people5971 were distressed,)5065 then the people5971 did hide themselves2244 in caves,4631 and in thickets,2337 and in rocks,5553 and in high places,6877 and in pits.953

7  And some of the Hebrews5680 went over5674 853 Jordan3383 to the land776 of Gad1410 and Gilead.1568 As for Saul,7586 he was yet5750 in Gilgal,1537 and all3605 the people5971 followed310 him trembling.2729

8  And he tarried3176 seven7651 days,3117 according to the set time4150 that834 Samuel8050 had appointed: but Samuel8050 came935 not3808 to Gilgal;1537 and the people5971 were scattered6327 from4480 5921 him.

9  And Saul7586 said,559 Bring hither5066 a burnt offering5930 to413 me, and peace offerings.8002 And he offered5927 the burnt offering.5930

10  And it came to pass,1961 that as soon as he had made an end3615 of offering5927 the burnt offering,5930 behold,2009 Samuel8050 came;935 and Saul7586 went out3318 to meet7125 him, that he might salute1288 him.

11  And Samuel8050 said,559 What4100 hast thou done?6213 And Saul7586 said,559 Because3588 I saw7200 that3588 the people5971 were scattered5310 from4480 5921 me, and that thou859 camest935 not3808 within the days3117 appointed,4150 and that the Philistines6430 gathered themselves together622 at Michmash;4363

12  Therefore said559 I, The Philistines6430 will come down3381 now6258 upon413 me to Gilgal,1537 and I have not3808 made supplication2470 unto6440 the LORD:3068 I forced myself662 therefore, and offered5927 a burnt offering.5930

13  And Samuel8050 said559 to413 Saul,7586 Thou hast done foolishly:5528 thou hast not3808 kept8104 853 the commandment4687 of the LORD3068 thy God,430 which834 he commanded6680 thee: for3588 now6258 would the LORD3068 have established3559 853 thy kingdom4467 upon413 Israel3478 forever.5704 5769

14  But now6258 thy kingdom4467 shall not3808 continue:6965 the LORD3068 hath sought1245 him a man376 after his own heart,3824 and the LORD3068 hath commanded6680 him to be captain5057 over5921 his people,5971 because3588 thou hast not3808 kept8104 that 853 which834 the LORD3068 commanded6680 thee.

15  And Samuel8050 arose,6965 and got him up5927 from4480 Gilgal1537 unto Gibeah1390 of Benjamin.1144 And Saul7586 numbered6485 853 the people5971 that were present4672 with5973 him, about six8337 hundred3967 men.376

16  And Saul,7586 and Jonathan3083 his son,1121 and the people5971 that were present4672 with5973 them, abode3427 in Gibeah1387 of Benjamin:1144 but the Philistines6430 encamped2583 in Michmash.4363

17  And the spoilers7843 came out3318 of the camp4480 4264 of the Philistines6430 in three7969 companies:7218 one259 company7218 turned6437 unto413 the way1870 that leadeth to Ophrah,6084 unto413 the land776 of Shual:7777

18  And another259 company7218 turned6437 the way1870 to Beth-horon:1032 and another259 company7218 turned6437 to the way1870 of the border1366 that looketh8259 to5921 the valley1516 of Zeboim6650 toward the wilderness.4057

19  Now there was no3808 blacksmith2796 found4672 throughout all3605 the land776 of Israel:3478 for3588 the Philistines6430 said,559 Lest6435 the Hebrews5680 make6213 them swords2719 or176 spears:2595

20  But all3605 the Israelites3478 went down3381 to the Philistines,6430 to sharpen3913 every man376 853 his share,4282 and his colter,855 and his axe,7134 and his mattock.4281

21  Yet they had1961 a file6477 6310 for the mattocks,4281 and for the colters,855 and for the forks,7969 7053 and for the axes,7134 and to sharpen5324 the goads.1861

22  So it came to pass1961 in the day3117 of battle,4421 that there was neither3808 sword2719 nor spear2595 found4672 in the hand3027 of any3605 of the people5971 that834 were with854 Saul7586 and Jonathan:3083 but with Saul7586 and with Jonathan3083 his son1121 was there found.4672

23  And the garrison4673 of the Philistines6430 went out3318 to413 the passage4569 of Michmash.4363


1 Samuel 14: 1-52


1  Now it came to pass1961 upon a day,3117 that Jonathan3083 the son1121 of Saul7586 said559 unto413 the young man5288 that bore5375 his armor,3627 Come,1980 and let us go over5674 to413 the Philistines'6430 garrison,4673 that834 is on the other side.4480 5676 1975 But he told5046 not3808 his father.1

2  And Saul7586 tarried3427 in the uttermost part7097 of Gibeah1390 under8478 a pomegranate tree7416 which834 is in Migron:4051 and the people5971 that834 were with5973 him were about six8337 hundred3967 men;376

3  And Ahiah,281 the son1121 of Ahitub,285 Ichabod's350 brother,251 the son1121 of Phinehas,6372 the son1121 of Eli,5941 the LORD's3068 priest3548 in Shiloh,7887 wearing5375 an ephod.646 And the people5971 knew3045 not3808 that3588 Jonathan3083 was gone.1980

4  And between996 the passages,4569 by which834 Jonathan3083 sought1245 to go over5674 unto5921 the Philistines'6430 garrison,4673 there was a sharp8127 rock5553 on the one4480 2088 side,4480 5676 and a sharp8127 rock5553 on the other4480 2088 side:4480 5676 and the name8034 of the one259 was Bozez,949 and the name8034 of the other259 Seneh.5573

5  The forefront8127 of the one259 was situated4690 northward4480 6828 over against4136 Michmash,4363 and the other259 southward4480 5045 over against4136 Gibeah.1387

6  And Jonathan3083 said559 to413 the young man5288 that bore5375 his armor,3627 Come,1980 and let us go over5674 unto413 the garrison4673 of these428 uncircumcised:6189 it may be that194 the LORD3068 will work6213 for us: for3588 there is no369 restraint4622 to the LORD3068 to save3467 by many7227 or176 by few.4592

7  And his armorbearer3627 5375 said559 unto him, Do6213 all3605 that834 is in thine heart:3824 turn5186 thee; behold,2009 I am with5973 thee according to thy heart.3824

8  Then said559 Jonathan,3083 Behold,2009 we587 will pass over5674 unto413 these men,376 and we will discover ourselves1540 unto413 them.

9  If518 they say559 thus3541 unto413 us, Tarry1826 until5704 we come5060 to413 you; then we will stand still5975 in our place,8478 and will not3808 go up5927 unto413 them.

10  But if518 they say559 thus,3541 Come up5927 unto5921 us; then we will go up:5927 for3588 the LORD3068 hath delivered5414 them into our hand:3027 and this2088 shall be a sign226 unto us.

11  And both8147 of them discovered themselves1540 unto413 the garrison4673 of the Philistines:6430 and the Philistines6430 said,559 Behold,2009 the Hebrews5680 come forth3318 out of4480 the holes2356 where834 8033 they had hid themselves.2244

12  And the men376 of the garrison4675 answered6030 853 Jonathan3083 and his armorbearer,3627 5375 and said,559 Come up5927 to413 us, and we will show3045 you a thing.1697 And Jonathan3083 said559 unto413 his armorbearer,3627 5375 Come up5927 after310 me: for3588 the LORD3068 hath delivered5414 them into the hand3027 of Israel.3478

13  And Jonathan3083 climbed up5927 upon5921 his hands3027 and upon5921 his feet,7272 and his armorbearer3627 5375 after310 him: and they fell5307 before6440 Jonathan;3083 and his armorbearer3627 5375 slew4191 after310 him.

14  And that first7223 slaughter,4347 which834 Jonathan3083 and his armorbearer3627 5375 made,5221 was1961 about twenty6242 men,376 within as it were a half2677 acre4618 of land,7704 which a yoke6776 of oxen might plow.

15  And there was1961 trembling2731 in the host,4264 in the field,7704 and among all3605 the people:5971 the garrison,4673 and the spoilers,7843 they1992 also1571 trembled,2729 and the earth776 quaked:7264 so it was1961 a very great430 trembling.2731

16  And the watchmen6822 of Saul7586 in Gibeah1390 of Benjamin1144 looked;7200 and, behold,2009 the multitude1995 melted away,4127 and they went1980 on beating down1986 one another.

17  Then said559 Saul7586 unto the people5971 that834 were with854 him, Number6485 now,4994 and see7200 who4310 is gone1980 from4480 5973 us. And when they had numbered,6485 behold,2009 Jonathan3083 and his armorbearer3627 5375 were not369 there.

18  And Saul7586 said559 unto Ahiah,281 Bring hither5066 the ark727 of God.430 For3588 the ark727 of God430 was1961 at that1931 time3117 with the children1121 of Israel.3478

19  And it came to pass,1961 while5704 Saul7586 talked1696 unto413 the priest,3548 that the noise1995 that834 was in the host4264 of the Philistines6430 went on1980 and increased:1980 7227 and Saul7586 said559 unto413 the priest,3548 Withdraw622 thine hand.3027

20  And Saul7586 and all3605 the people5971 that834 were with854 him assembled themselves,2199 and they came935 to5704 the battle:4421 and, behold,2009 every man's376 sword2719 was1961 against his fellow,7453 and there was a very3966 great1419 discomfiture.4103

21  Moreover the Hebrews5680 that were1961 with the Philistines6430 before865 that time,8032 which834 went up5927 with5973 them into the camp4264 from the country round about,5439 even they1992 also1571 turned to be1961 with5973 the Israelites3478 that834 were with5973 Saul7586 and Jonathan.3083

22  Likewise all3605 the men376 of Israel3478 which had hid themselves2244 in mount2022 Ephraim,669 when they heard8085 that3588 the Philistines6430 fled,5127 even they1992 also1571 followed hard1692 after310 them in the battle.4421

23  So the LORD3068 saved3467 853 Israel3478 that1931 day:3117 and the battle4421 passed over5674 unto 853 Beth-aven.1007

24  And the men376 of Israel3478 were distressed5065 that1931 day:3117 for Saul7586 had adjured422 853 the people,5971 saying,559 Cursed779 be the man376 that834 eateth398 any food3899 until5704 evening,6153 that I may be avenged5358 on mine enemies.4480 341 So none3808 3605 of the people5971 tasted2938 any food.3899

25  And all3605 they of the land776 came935 to a wood;3293 and there was1961 honey1706 upon5921 6440 the ground.7704

26  And when the people5971 were come935 into413 the wood,3293 behold,2009 the honey1706 dropped;1982 but no369 man put5381 his hand3027 to413 his mouth:6310 for3588 the people5971 feared3372 853 the oath.7621

27  But Jonathan3083 heard8085 not3808 when his father1 charged the people with the oath:7650 853 5971 wherefore he put forth7971 853 the end7097 of the rod4294 that834 was in his hand,3027 and dipped2881 it853 in a honeycomb,3295 1706 and put7725 his hand3027 to413 his mouth;6310 and his eyes5869 were enlightened.215

28  Then answered6030 one376 of the people,4480 5971 and said,559 Thy father1 straitly charged the people with an oath,7650 7650 853 5971 saying,559 Cursed779 be the man376 that834 eateth398 any food3899 this day.3117 And the people5971 were faint.5888

29  Then said559 Jonathan,3083 My father1 hath troubled5916 853 the land:776 see,7200 I pray you,4994 how3588 mine eyes5869 have been enlightened,215 because3588 I tasted2938 a little4592 of this2088 honey.1706

30  How much more,637 3588 if haply3588 3863 the people5971 had eaten freely398 398 today3117 of the spoil4480 7998 of their enemies341 which834 they found?4672 for3588 had there not3808 been now6258 a much greater7235 slaughter4347 among the Philistines?6430

31  And they smote5221 the Philistines6430 that1931 day3117 from Michmash4480 4363 to Aijalon:357 and the people5971 were very3966 faint.5888

32  And the people5971 flew6213 upon413 the spoil,7998 and took3947 sheep,6629 and oxen,1241 and calves,1121 1241 and slew7819 them on the ground:776 and the people5971 did eat398 them with5921 the blood.1818

33  Then they told5046 Saul,7586 saying,559 Behold,2009 the people5971 sin2398 against the LORD,3068 in that they eat398 with5921 the blood.1818 And he said,559 Ye have transgressed:898 roll1556 a great1419 stone68 unto413 me this day.3117

34  And Saul7586 said,559 Disperse yourselves6327 among the people,5971 and say559 unto them, Bring me hither5066 413 every man376 his ox,7794 and every man376 his sheep,7716 and slay7819 them here,2088 and eat;398 and sin2398 not3808 against the LORD3068 in eating398 with413 the blood.1818 And all3605 the people5971 brought5066 every man376 his ox7794 with3027 him that night,3915 and slew7819 them there.8033

35  And Saul7586 built1129 an altar4196 unto the LORD:3068 the same was the first2490 altar4196 that he built1129 unto the LORD.3068

36  And Saul7586 said,559 Let us go down3381 after310 the Philistines6430 by night,3915 and spoil962 them until5704 the morning1242 light,216 and let us not3808 leave7604 a man376 of them. And they said,559 Do6213 whatsoever3605 seemeth5869 good2896 unto thee. Then said559 the priest,3548 Let us draw near7126 hither1988 unto413 God.430

37  And Saul7586 asked counsel7592 of God,430 Shall I go down3381 after310 the Philistines?6430 wilt thou deliver5414 them into the hand3027 of Israel?3478 But he answered6030 him not3808 that1931 day.3117

38  And Saul7586 said,559 Draw ye near5066 hither,1988 all3605 the chief6438 of the people:5971 and know3045 and see7200 wherein4100 this sin2403 hath been1961 this2063 day.3117

39  For,3588 as the LORD3068 liveth,2416 which saveth3467 853 Israel,3478 though3588 518 it be3426 in Jonathan3083 my son,1121 he shall surely die.4191 4191 But there was not a man369 among all4480 3605 the people5971 that answered6030 him.

40  Then said559 he unto413 all3605 Israel,3478 Be1961 ye859 on one259 side,5676 and I589 and Jonathan3083 my son1121 will be1961 on the other259 side.5676 And the people5971 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 Do6213 what seemeth5869 good2896 unto thee.

41  Therefore Saul7586 said559 unto413 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 Give3051 a perfect8549 lot. And Saul7586 and Jonathan3083 were taken:3920 but the people5971 escaped.3318

42  And Saul7586 said,559 Cast5307 lots between996 me and Jonathan3083 my son.1121 And Jonathan3083 was taken.3920

43  Then Saul7586 said559 to413 Jonathan,3083 Tell5046 me what4100 thou hast done.6213 And Jonathan3083 told5046 him, and said,559 I did but taste2938 2938 a little4592 honey1706 with the end7097 of the rod4294 that834 was in mine hand,3027 and, lo,2009 I must die.4191

44  And Saul7586 answered,559 God430 do6213 so3541 and more3254 also:3541 for3588 thou shalt surely die,4191 4191 Jonathan.3083

45  And the people5971 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 Shall Jonathan3083 die,4191 who834 hath wrought6213 this2063 great1419 salvation3444 in Israel?3478 God forbid:2486 as the LORD3068 liveth,2416 there shall not518 one hair4480 8185 of his head7218 fall5307 to the ground;776 for3588 he hath wrought6213 with5973 God430 this2088 day.3117 So the people5971 rescued6299 853 Jonathan,3083 that he died4191 not.3808

46  Then Saul7586 went up5927 from following4480 310 the Philistines:6430 and the Philistines6430 went1980 to their own place.4725

47  So Saul7586 took3920 the kingdom4410 over5921 Israel,3478 and fought3898 against all3605 his enemies341 on every side,5439 against Moab,4124 and against the children1121 of Ammon,5983 and against Edom,123 and against the kings4428 of Zobah,6678 and against the Philistines:6430 and whithersoever3605 834 he turned6437 himself, he vexed7561 them.

48  And he gathered6213 a host,2428 and smote5221 853 the Amalekites,6002 and delivered5337 853 Israel3478 out of the hands4480 3027 of them that spoiled8154 them.

49  Now the sons1121 of Saul7586 were1961 Jonathan,3083 and Ishui,3440 and Melchi-shua:4444 and the names8034 of his two8147 daughters1323 were these; the name8034 of the firstborn1067 Merab,4764 and the name8034 of the younger6996 Michal:4324

50  And the name8034 of Saul's7586 wife802 was Ahinoam,293 the daughter1323 of Ahimaaz:290 and the name8034 of the captain8269 of his host6635 was Abner,74 the son1121 of Ner,5369 Saul's7586 uncle.1730

51  And Kish7027 was the father1 of Saul;7586 and Ner5369 the father1 of Abner74 was the son1121 of Abiel.22

52  And there was1961 sore2389 war4421 against5921 the Philistines6430 all3605 the days3117 of Saul:7586 and when Saul7586 saw7200 any3605 strong1368 man,376 or any3605 valiant2428 man,1121 he took622 him unto413 him.


1 Samuel 15: 1-35


1  Samuel8050 also said559 unto413 Saul,7586 The LORD3068 sent7971 me to anoint4886 thee to be king4428 over5921 his people,5971 over5921 Israel:3478 now6258 therefore hearken8085 thou unto the voice6963 of the words1697 of the LORD.3068

2  Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 I remember6485 that 853 which834 Amalek6002 did6213 to Israel,3478 how834 he laid7760 wait for him in the way,1870 when he came up5927 from Egypt.4480 4714

3  Now6258 go1980 and smite5221 853 Amalek,6002 and utterly destroy2763 853 all3605 that834 they have, and spare2550 5921 them not;3808 but slay4191 both man4480 376 and5704 woman,802 infant4480 5768 and suckling,3243 ox4480 7794 and sheep,7716 camel4480 1581 and ass.2543

4  And Saul7586 gathered the people together,8085 853 5971 and numbered6485 them in Telaim,2923 two hundred3967 thousand505 footmen,7273 and ten6235 thousand505 853 men376 of Judah.3063

5  And Saul7586 came935 to5704 a city5892 of Amalek,6002 and laid wait693 in the valley.5158

6  And Saul7586 said559 unto413 the Kenites,7017 Go,1980 depart,5493 get you down3381 from among4480 8432 the Amalekites,6002 lest6435 I destroy622 you with5973 them: for ye859 showed6213 kindness2617 to5973 all3605 the children1121 of Israel,3478 when they came up5927 out of Egypt.4480 4714 So the Kenites7017 departed5493 from among4480 8432 the Amalekites.6003

7  And Saul7586 smote5221 853 the Amalekites6002 from Havilah4480 2341 until thou comest935 to Shur,7793 that834 is over5921 against6440 Egypt.4714

8  And he took8610 853 Agag90 the king4428 of the Amalekites6002 alive,2416 and utterly destroyed2763 all3605 the people5971 with the edge6310 of the sword.2719

9  But Saul7586 and the people5971 spared2550 5921 Agag,90 and the best4315 of the sheep,6629 and of the oxen,1241 and of the fatlings,4932 and the lambs,3733 and all3605 that was good,2896 and would14 not3808 utterly destroy2763 them: but every3605 thing4399 that was vile5240 and refuse,4549 that they destroyed utterly.2763

10  Then came1961 the word1697 of the LORD3068 unto413 Samuel,8050 saying,559

11  It repenteth me5162 that3588 I have set up4427 853 Saul7586 to be king:4428 for3588 he is turned back7725 from following4480 310 me, and hath not3808 performed6965 my commandments.1697 And it grieved2734 Samuel;8050 and he cried2199 unto413 the LORD3068 all3605 night.3915

12  And when Samuel8050 rose early7925 to meet7125 Saul7586 in the morning,1242 it was told5046 Samuel,8050 saying,559 Saul7586 came935 to Carmel,3760 and, behold,2009 he set him up5324 a place,3027 and is gone about,5437 and passed on,5674 and gone down3381 to Gilgal.1537

13  And Samuel8050 came935 to413 Saul:7586 and Saul7586 said559 unto him, Blessed1288 be thou859 of the LORD:3068 I have performed6965 853 the commandment1697 of the LORD.3068

14  And Samuel8050 said,559 What4100 meaneth then this2088 bleating6963 of the sheep6629 in mine ears,241 and the lowing6963 of the oxen1241 which834 I595 hear?8085

15  And Saul7586 said,559 They have brought935 them from the Amalekites:4480 6003 for834 the people5971 spared2550 5921 the best4315 of the sheep6629 and of the oxen,1241 to sacrifice4616 2076 unto the LORD3068 thy God;430 and the rest3498 we have utterly destroyed.2763

16  Then Samuel8050 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 Stay,7503 and I will tell5046 thee 853 what834 the LORD3068 hath said1696 to413 me this night.3915 And he said559 unto him, Say on.1696

17  And Samuel8050 said,559 When518 thou859 wast little6996 in thine own sight,5869 wast thou859 not3808 made the head7218 of the tribes7626 of Israel,3478 and the LORD3068 anointed4886 thee king4428 over5921 Israel?3478

18  And the LORD3068 sent7971 thee on a journey,1870 and said,559 Go1980 and utterly destroy2763 853 the sinners2400 853 the Amalekites,6002 and fight3898 against them until5704 they be consumed.3615

19  Wherefore4100 then didst thou not3808 obey8085 the voice6963 of the LORD,3068 but didst fly5860 upon413 the spoil,7998 and didst6213 evil7451 in the sight5869 of the LORD?3068

20  And Saul7586 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 Yea,834 I have obeyed8085 the voice6963 of the LORD,3068 and have gone1980 the way1870 which834 the LORD3068 sent7971 me, and have brought935 853 Agag90 the king4428 of Amalek,6002 and have utterly destroyed2763 the Amalekites.6002

21  But the people5971 took3947 of the spoil,4480 7998 sheep6629 and oxen,1241 the chief7225 of the things which should have been utterly destroyed,2764 to sacrifice2076 unto the LORD3068 thy God430 in Gilgal.1537

22  And Samuel8050 said,559 Hath the LORD3068 as great delight2656 in burnt offerings5930 and sacrifices,2077 as in obeying8085 the voice6963 of the LORD?3068 Behold,2009 to obey8085 is better2896 than sacrifice,4480 2077 and to hearken7181 than the fat4480 2459 of rams.352

23  For3588 rebellion4805 is as the sin2403 of witchcraft,7081 and stubbornness6484 is as iniquity205 and idolatry.8655 Because3282 thou hast rejected3988 853 the word1697 of the LORD,3068 he hath also rejected3988 thee from being king.4480 4428

24  And Saul7586 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 I have sinned:2398 for3588 I have transgressed5674 853 the commandment6310 of the LORD,3068 and thy words:1697 because3588 I feared3372 853 the people,5971 and obeyed8085 their voice.6963

25  Now6258 therefore, I pray thee,4994 pardon5375 853 my sin,2403 and turn again7725 with5973 me, that I may worship7812 the LORD.3068

26  And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 I will not3808 return7725 with5973 thee: for3588 thou hast rejected3988 853 the word1697 of the LORD,3068 and the LORD3068 hath rejected3988 thee from being4480 1961 king4428 over5921 Israel.3478

27  And as Samuel8050 turned about5437 to go away,1980 he laid hold2388 upon the skirt3671 of his mantle,4598 and it rent.7167

28  And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 him, The LORD3068 hath rent7167 853 the kingdom4468 of Israel3478 from4480 5921 thee this day,3117 and hath given5414 it to a neighbor7453 of thine, that is better2896 than4480 thou.

29  And also1571 the Strength5331 of Israel3478 will not3808 lie8266 nor3808 repent:5162 for3588 he is not3808 a man,120 that he1931 should repent.5162

30  Then he said,559 I have sinned:2398 yet honor3513 me now,6258 I pray thee,4994 before5048 the elders2205 of my people,5971 and before5048 Israel,3478 and turn again7725 with5973 me, that I may worship7812 the LORD3068 thy God.430

31  So Samuel8050 turned again7725 after310 Saul;7586 and Saul7586 worshiped7812 the LORD.3068

32  Then said559 Samuel,8050 Bring ye hither5066 to413 me 853 Agag90 the king4428 of the Amalekites.6002 And Agag90 came1980 unto413 him delicately.4574 And Agag90 said,559 Surely403 the bitterness4751 of death4194 is past.5493

33  And Samuel8050 said,559 As834 thy sword2719 hath made women802 childless,7921 so3651 shall thy mother517 be childless7921 among women.4480 802 And Samuel8050 hewed Agag in pieces8158 853 90 before6440 the LORD3068 in Gilgal.1537

34  Then Samuel8050 went1980 to Ramah;7414 and Saul7586 went up5927 to413 his house1004 to Gibeah1390 of Saul.7586

35  And Samuel8050 came no3808 more3254 to see7200 853 Saul7586 until5704 the day3117 of his death:4194 nevertheless3588 Samuel8050 mourned56 for413 Saul:7586 and the LORD3068 repented5162 that3588 he had made Saul king4427 853 7586 over5921 Israel.3478


1 Samuel 16: 1-23


1  And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 How long5704 4100 wilt thou859 mourn56 for413 Saul,7586 seeing I589 have rejected3988 him from reigning4480 4427 over5921 Israel?3478 fill4390 thine horn7161 with oil,8081 and go,1980 I will send7971 thee to413 Jesse3448 the Bethlehemite:1022 for3588 I have provided7200 me a king4428 among his sons.1121

2  And Samuel8050 said,559 How349 can I go?1980 if Saul7586 hear8085 it, he will kill2026 me. And the LORD3068 said,559 Take3947 a heifer5697 1241 with3027 thee, and say,559 I am come935 to sacrifice2076 to the LORD.3068

3  And call7121 Jesse3448 to the sacrifice,2077 and I595 will show3045 thee 853 what834 thou shalt do:6213 and thou shalt anoint4886 unto me him 853 whom834 I name559 unto413 thee.

4  And Samuel8050 did6213 853 that which834 the LORD3068 spoke,1696 and came935 to Bethlehem.1035 And the elders2205 of the town5892 trembled2729 at his coming,7122 and said,559 Comest935 thou peaceably?7965

5  And he said,559 Peaceably:7965 I am come935 to sacrifice2076 unto the LORD:3068 sanctify yourselves,6942 and come935 with854 me to the sacrifice.2077 And he sanctified6942 853 Jesse3448 and his sons,1121 and called7121 them to the sacrifice.2077

6  And it came to pass,1961 when they were come,935 that he looked on7200 853 Eliab,446 and said,559 Surely389 the LORD's3068 anointed4899 is before5048 him.

7  But the LORD3068 said559 unto413 Samuel,8050 Look5027 not408 on413 his countenance,4758 or on413 the height1364 of his stature;6967 because3588 I have refused3988 him: for3588 the LORD seeth not3808 as834 man120 seeth;7200 for3588 man120 looketh7200 on the outward appearance,5869 but the LORD3068 looketh7200 on the heart.3824

8  Then Jesse3448 called7121 413 Abinadab,41 and made him pass5674 before6440 Samuel.8050 And he said,559 Neither1571 3808 hath the LORD3068 chosen977 this.2088

9  Then Jesse3448 made Shammah8048 to pass by.5674 And he said,559 Neither1571 3808 hath the LORD3068 chosen977 this.2088

10  Again, Jesse3448 made seven7651 of his sons1121 to pass5674 before6440 Samuel.8050 And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 Jesse,3448 The LORD3068 hath not3808 chosen977 these.428

11  And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 Jesse,3448 Are here all8552 thy children?5288 And he said,559 There remaineth7604 yet5750 the youngest,6996 and, behold,2009 he keepeth7462 the sheep.6629 And Samuel8050 said559 unto413 Jesse,3448 Send7971 and fetch3947 him: for3588 we will not3808 sit down5437 till5704 he come935 hither.6311

12  And he sent,7971 and brought935 him in. Now he1931 was ruddy,132 and withal5973 of a beautiful3303 countenance,5869 and goodly2896 to look to.7210 And the LORD3068 said,559 Arise,6965 anoint4886 him: for3588 this2088 is he.1931

13  Then Samuel8050 took3947 853 the horn7161 of oil,8081 and anointed4886 him in the midst7130 of his brethren:251 and the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 came6743 upon413 David1732 from that day4480 3117 1931 forward.4605 So Samuel8050 rose up,6965 and went1980 to Ramah.7414

14  But the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 departed5493 from4480 5973 Saul,7586 and an evil7451 spirit7307 from4480 854 the LORD3068 troubled1204 him.

15  And Saul's7586 servants5650 said559 unto413 him, Behold2009 now,4994 an evil7451 spirit7307 from God430 troubleth1204 thee.

16  Let our lord113 now4994 command559 thy servants,5650 which are before6440 thee, to seek out1245 a man,376 who is a cunning3045 player5059 on a harp:3658 and it shall come to pass,1961 when1961 the evil7451 spirit7307 from God430 is upon5921 thee, that he shall play5059 with his hand,3027 and thou shalt be well.2895

17  And Saul7586 said559 unto413 his servants,5650 Provide7200 me now4994 a man376 that can play5059 well,3190 and bring935 him to413 me.

18  Then answered6030 one259 of the servants,5288 and said,559 Behold,2009 I have seen7200 a son1121 of Jesse3448 the Bethlehemite,1022 that is cunning3045 in playing,5059 and a mighty1368 valiant man,2428 and a man376 of war,4421 and prudent995 in matters,1697 and a comely8389 person,376 and the LORD3068 is with5973 him.

19  Wherefore Saul7586 sent7971 messengers4397 unto413 Jesse,3448 and said,559 Send7971 me 853 David1732 thy son,1121 which834 is with the sheep.6629

20  And Jesse3448 took3947 an ass2543 laden with bread,3899 and a bottle4997 of wine,3196 and a259 kid,1423 5795 and sent7971 them by3027 David1732 his son1121 unto413 Saul.7586

21  And David1732 came935 to413 Saul,7586 and stood5975 before6440 him: and he loved157 him greatly;3966 and he became1961 his armorbearer.3627 5375

22  And Saul7586 sent7971 to413 Jesse,3448 saying,559 Let David,1732 I pray thee,4994 stand5975 before6440 me; for3588 he hath found4672 favor2580 in my sight.5869

23  And it came to pass,1961 when1961 the evil spirit7307 from God430 was upon413 Saul,7586 that David1732 took3947 853 a harp,3658 and played5059 with his hand:3027 so Saul7586 was refreshed,7304 and was well,2895 and the evil7451 spirit7307 departed5493 from4480 5921 him.


1 Samuel 17: 1-58


1  Now the Philistines6430 gathered together622 853 their armies4264 to battle,4421 and were gathered together622 at Shochoh,7755 which834 belongeth to Judah,3063 and pitched2583 between996 Shochoh7755 and Azekah,5825 in Ephes-dammim.658

2  And Saul7586 and the men376 of Israel3478 were gathered together,622 and pitched2583 by the valley6010 of Elah,425 and set the battle4421 in array6186 against7125 the Philistines.6430

3  And the Philistines6430 stood5975 on413 a mountain2022 on the one side,4480 2088 and Israel3478 stood5975 on413 a mountain2022 on the other side:4480 2088 and there was a valley1516 between996 them.

4  And there went out3318 a champion376 1143 out of the camp4480 4264 of the Philistines,6430 named8034 Goliath,1555 of Gath,4480 1661 whose height1363 was six8337 cubits520 and a span.2239

5  And he had a helmet3553 of brass5178 upon5921 his head,7218 and he1931 was armed3847 with a coat8302 of mail;7193 and the weight4948 of the coat8302 was five2568 thousand505 shekels8255 of brass.5178

6  And he had greaves4697 of brass5178 upon5921 his legs,7272 and a target3591 of brass5178 between996 his shoulders.3802

7  And the staff2671 of his spear2595 was like a weaver's707 beam;4500 and his spear's2595 head3852 weighed six8337 hundred3967 shekels8255 of iron:1270 and one bearing5375 a shield6793 went1980 before6440 him.

8  And he stood5975 and cried7121 unto413 the armies4634 of Israel,3478 and said559 unto them, Why4100 are ye come out3318 to set your battle4421 in array?6186 am not3808 I595 a Philistine,6430 and ye859 servants5650 to Saul?7586 choose1262 you a man376 for you, and let him come down3381 to413 me.

9  If518 he be able3201 to fight3898 with854 me, and to kill5221 me, then will we be1961 your servants:5650 but if518 I589 prevail3201 against him, and kill5221 him, then shall ye be1961 our servants,5650 and serve5647 us.

10  And the Philistine6430 said,559 I589 defy2778 853 the armies4634 of Israel3478 this2088 day;3117 give5414 me a man,376 that we may fight3898 together.3162

11  When Saul7586 and all3605 Israel3478 heard8085 853 those428 words1697 of the Philistine,6430 they were dismayed,2865 and greatly3966 afraid.3372

12  Now David1732 was the son1121 of that2088 Ephrathite376 673 of Bethlehem-judah,4480 1035 whose name8034 was Jesse;3448 and he had eight8083 sons:1121 and the man376 went935 among men376 for an old2204 man in the days3117 of Saul.7586

13  And the three7969 eldest1419 sons1121 of Jesse3448 went1980 and followed1980 310 Saul7586 to the battle:4421 and the names8034 of his three7969 sons1121 that834 went1980 to the battle4421 were Eliab446 the firstborn,1060 and next4932 unto him Abinadab,41 and the third7992 Shammah.8048

14  And David1732 was the youngest:6996 and the three7969 eldest1419 followed1980 310 Saul.7586

15  But David1732 went1980 and returned7725 from4480 5921 Saul7586 to feed7462 853 his father's1 sheep6629 at Bethlehem.1035

16  And the Philistine6430 drew near5066 morning7925 and evening,6150 and presented himself3320 forty705 days.3117

17  And Jesse3448 said559 unto David1732 his son,1121 Take3947 now4994 for thy brethren251 an ephah374 of this2088 parched7039 corn, and these2088 ten6235 loaves,3899 and run7323 to the camp4264 to thy brethren;251

18  And carry935 these428 ten6235 cheeses2757 2461 unto the captain8269 of their thousand,505 and look how6485 thy brethren251 fare,7965 and take3947 their pledge.6161

19  Now Saul,7586 and they,1992 and all3605 the men376 of Israel,3478 were in the valley6010 of Elah,425 fighting3898 with5973 the Philistines.6430

20  And David1732 rose up early7925 in the morning,1242 and left5203 853 the sheep6629 with5921 a keeper,8104 and took,5375 and went,1980 as834 Jesse3448 had commanded6680 him; and he came935 to the trench,4570 as the host2428 was going forth3318 to413 the fight,4634 and shouted7321 for the battle.4421

21  For Israel3478 and the Philistines6430 had put the battle in array,6186 army4634 against7125 army.4634

22  And David1732 left5203 853 his carriage3627 in5921 the hand3027 of the keeper8104 of the carriage,3627 and ran7323 into the army,4634 and came935 and saluted7592 7965 his brethren.251

23  And as he1931 talked1696 with5973 them, behold,2009 there came up5927 the champion,376 1143 the Philistine6430 of Gath,4480 1661 Goliath1555 by name,8034 out of the armies4480 4630 of the Philistines,6430 and spoke1696 according to the same428 words:1697 and David1732 heard8085 them.

24  And all3605 the men376 of Israel,3478 when they saw7200 853 the man,376 fled5127 from4480 6440 him, and were sore3966 afraid.3372

25  And the men376 of Israel3478 said,559 Have ye seen7200 this2088 man376 that is come up?5927 surely3588 to defy2778 853 Israel3478 is he come up:5927 and it shall be,1961 that the man376 who834 killeth5221 him, the king4428 will enrich6238 him with great1419 riches,6239 and will give5414 him his daughter,1323 and make6213 his father's1 house1004 free2670 in Israel.3478

26  And David1732 spoke559 to413 the men376 that stood5975 by5973 him, saying,559 What4100 shall be done6213 to the man376 that834 killeth5221 853 this1975 Philistine,6430 and taketh away5493 the reproach2781 from4480 5921 Israel?3478 for3588 who4310 is this2088 uncircumcised6189 Philistine,6430 that3588 he should defy2778 the armies4634 of the living2416 God?430

27  And the people5971 answered559 him after this2088 manner,1697 saying,559 So3541 shall it be done6213 to the man376 that834 killeth5221 him.

28  And Eliab446 his eldest1419 brother251 heard8085 when he spoke1696 unto413 the men;376 and Eliab's446 anger639 was kindled2734 against David,1732 and he said,559 Why4100 camest thou down3381 hither? and with5921 whom4310 hast thou left5203 those2007 few4592 sheep6629 in the wilderness?4057 I589 know3045 853 thy pride,2087 and the naughtiness7455 of thine heart;3824 for3588 thou art come down3381 that4616 thou mightest see7200 the battle.4421

29  And David1732 said,559 What4100 have I now6258 done?6213 Is there not3808 a cause?1697

30  And he turned5437 from4480 681 him toward another,413 4136 312 and spoke559 after the same2088 manner:1697 and the people5971 answered1697 him again7725 after the former7223 manner.1697

31  And when the words1697 were heard8085 which834 David1732 spoke,1696 they rehearsed5046 them before6440 Saul:7586 and he sent3947 for him.

32  And David1732 said559 to413 Saul,7586 Let no408 man's120 heart3820 fail5307 because5921 of him; thy servant5650 will go1980 and fight3898 with5973 this2088 Philistine.6430

33  And Saul7586 said559 to413 David,1732 Thou art not3808 able3201 to go1980 against413 this2088 Philistine6430 to fight3898 with5973 him: for3588 thou859 art but a youth,5288 and he1931 a man376 of war4421 from his youth.4480 5271

34  And David1732 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 Thy servant5650 kept1961 7462 his father's1 sheep,6629 and there came935 a lion,738 and a bear,1677 and took5375 a lamb7716 out of the flock:4480 5739

35  And I went out3318 after310 him, and smote5221 him, and delivered5337 it out of his mouth:4480 6310 and when he arose6965 against5921 me, I caught2388 him by his beard,2206 and smote5221 him, and slew4191 him.

36  Thy servant5650 slew5221 both1571 853 the lion738 and1571 the bear:1677 and this2088 uncircumcised6189 Philistine6430 shall be1961 as one259 of4480 them, seeing3588 he hath defied2778 the armies4634 of the living2416 God.430

37  David1732 said559 moreover, The LORD3068 that834 delivered5337 me out of the paw4480 3027 of the lion,738 and out of the paw4480 3027 of the bear,1677 he1931 will deliver5337 me out of the hand4480 3027 of this2088 Philistine.6430 And Saul7586 said559 unto413 David,1732 Go,1980 and the LORD3068 be1961 with5973 thee.

38  And Saul7586 armed3847 853 David1732 with his armor,4055 and he put5414 a helmet6959 of brass5178 upon5921 his head;7218 also he armed3847 him with a coat of mail.8302

39  And David1732 girded2296 853 his sword2719 upon4480 5921 his armor,4055 and he attempted2974 to go;1980 for3588 he had not3808 proved5254 it. And David1732 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 I cannot3201 3808 go1980 with these;428 for3588 I have not3808 proved5254 them. And David1732 put5493 them off4480 5921 him.

40  And he took3947 his staff4731 in his hand,3027 and chose977 him five2568 smooth2512 stones68 out of4480 the brook,5158 and put7760 them in a shepherd's7462 bag3627 which834 he had, even in a scrip;3219 and his sling7050 was in his hand:3027 and he drew near5066 to413 the Philistine.6430

41  And the Philistine6430 came1980 on1980 and drew near7131 unto413 David;1732 and the man376 that bore5375 the shield6793 went before6440 him.

42  And when the Philistine6430 looked about,5027 and saw7200 853 David,1732 he disdained959 him: for3588 he was1961 but a youth,5288 and ruddy,132 and of5973 a fair3303 countenance.4758

43  And the Philistine6430 said559 unto413 David,1732 Am I595 a dog,3611 that3588 thou859 comest935 to413 me with staves?4731 And the Philistine6430 cursed7043 853 David1732 by his gods.430

44  And the Philistine6430 said559 to413 David,1732 Come1980 to413 me, and I will give5414 853 thy flesh1320 unto the fowls5775 of the air,8064 and to the beasts929 of the field.7704

45  Then said559 David1732 to413 the Philistine,6430 Thou859 comest935 to413 me with a sword,2719 and with a spear,2595 and with a shield:3591 but I595 come935 to413 thee in the name8034 of the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 the God430 of the armies4634 of Israel,3478 whom834 thou hast defied.2778

46  This2088 day3117 will the LORD3068 deliver5462 thee into mine hand;3027 and I will smite5221 thee, and take5493 853 thine head7218 from4480 5921 thee; and I will give5414 the carcasses6297 of the host4264 of the Philistines6430 this2088 day3117 unto the fowls5775 of the air,8064 and to the wild beasts2416 of the earth;776 that all3605 the earth776 may know3045 that3588 there is3426 a God430 in Israel.3478

47  And all3605 this2088 assembly6951 shall know3045 that3588 the LORD3068 saveth3467 not3808 with sword2719 and spear:2595 for3588 the battle4421 is the LORD's,3068 and he will give5414 you into our hands.3027

48  And it came to pass,1961 when3588 the Philistine6430 arose,6965 and came1980 and drew nigh7126 to meet7125 David,1732 that David1732 hasted,4116 and ran7323 toward the army4634 to meet7125 the Philistine.6430

49  And David1732 put7971 853 his hand3027 in413 his bag,3627 and took3947 thence4480 8033 a stone,68 and slung7049 it, and smote5221 853 the Philistine6430 in413 his forehead,4696 that the stone68 sunk2883 into his forehead;4696 and he fell5307 upon5921 his face6440 to the earth.776

50  So David1732 prevailed2388 over4480 the Philistine6430 with a sling7050 and with a stone,68 and smote5221 853 the Philistine,6430 and slew4191 him; but there was no369 sword2719 in the hand3027 of David.1732

51  Therefore David1732 ran,7323 and stood5975 upon413 the Philistine,6430 and took3947 853 his sword,2719 and drew8025 it out of the sheath4480 8593 thereof, and slew4191 him, and cut off3772 853 his head7218 therewith. And when the Philistines6430 saw7200 their champion1368 was dead,4191 they fled.5127

52  And the men376 of Israel3478 and of Judah3063 arose,6965 and shouted,7321 and pursued7291 853 the Philistines,6430 until5704 thou come935 to the valley,1516 and to5704 the gates8179 of Ekron.6138 And the wounded2491 of the Philistines6430 fell down5307 by the way1870 to Shaaraim,8189 even unto5704 Gath,1661 and unto5704 Ekron.6138

53  And the children1121 of Israel3478 returned7725 from chasing4480 1814 after310 the Philistines,6430 and they spoiled8155 853 their tents.4264

54  And David1732 took3947 853 the head7218 of the Philistine,6430 and brought935 it to Jerusalem;3389 but he put7760 his armor3627 in his tent.168

55  And when Saul7586 saw7200 853 David1732 go forth3318 against7125 the Philistine,6430 he said559 unto413 Abner,74 the captain8269 of the host,6635 Abner,74 whose4310 son1121 is this2088 youth?5288 And Abner74 said,559 As thy soul5315 liveth,2416 O king,4428 I cannot518 tell.3045

56  And the king4428 said,559 Inquire7592 thou859 whose4310 son1121 the stripling5958 is.

57  And as David1732 returned7725 from the slaughter4480 5221 of 853 the Philistine,6430 Abner74 took3947 him, and brought935 him before6440 Saul7586 with the head7218 of the Philistine6430 in his hand.3027

58  And Saul7586 said559 to413 him, Whose4310 son1121 art thou,859 thou young man?5288 And David1732 answered,559 I am the son1121 of thy servant5650 Jesse3448 the Bethlehemite.1022


1 Samuel 18: 1-30


1  And it came to pass,1961 when he had made an end3615 of speaking1696 unto413 Saul,7586 that the soul5315 of Jonathan3083 was knit7194 with the soul5315 of David,1732 and Jonathan3083 loved157 him as his own soul.5315

2  And Saul7586 took3947 him that1931 day,3117 and would let5414 him go no more home7725 3808 to his father's1 house.1004

3  Then Jonathan3083 and David1732 made3772 a covenant,1285 because he loved157 him as his own soul.5315

4  And Jonathan3083 stripped himself6584 of 853 the robe4598 that834 was upon5921 him, and gave5414 it to David,1732 and his garments,4055 even to5740 his sword,2719 and to5704 his bow,7198 and to5704 his girdle.2290

5  And David1732 went out3318 whithersoever834 3605 Saul7586 sent7971 him, and behaved himself wisely:7919 and Saul7586 set7760 him over5921 the men376 of war,4421 and he was accepted3190 in the sight5869 of all3605 the people,5971 and also1571 in the sight5869 of Saul's7586 servants.5650

6  And it came to pass1961 as they came,935 when David1732 was returned7725 from the slaughter4480 5221 of 853 the Philistine,6430 that the women802 came out3318 of all4480 3605 cities5892 of Israel,3478 singing7891 and dancing,4246 to meet7125 king4428 Saul,7586 with tabrets,8596 with joy,8057 and with instruments of music.7991

7  And the women802 answered6030 one another as they played,7832 and said,559 Saul7586 hath slain5221 his thousands,505 and David1732 his ten thousands.7233

8  And Saul7586 was very3966 wroth,2734 and the2088 saying1697 displeased3415 5869 him; and he said,559 They have ascribed5414 unto David1732 ten thousands,7233 and to me they have ascribed5414 but thousands:505 and what can he have more5750 but389 the kingdom?4410

9  And Saul7586 eyed5770 853 David1732 from that day4480 3117 1931 and forward.1973

10  And it came to pass1961 on the morrow,4480 4283 that the evil7451 spirit7307 from God430 came6743 upon413 Saul,7586 and he prophesied5012 in the midst8432 of the house:1004 and David1732 played5059 with his hand,3027 as at other times:3117 3117 and there was a javelin2595 in Saul's7586 hand.3027

11  And Saul7586 cast2904 853 the javelin;2595 for he said,559 I will smite5221 David1732 even to the wall7023 with it. And David1732 avoided5437 out of his presence4480 6440 twice.6471

12  And Saul7586 was afraid3372 of4480 6440 David,1732 because3588 the LORD3068 was1961 with5973 him, and was departed5493 from4480 5973 Saul.7586

13  Therefore Saul7586 removed5493 him from4480 5973 him, and made7760 him his captain8269 over a thousand;505 and he went out3318 and came in935 before6440 the people.5971

14  And David1732 behaved himself wisely7919 in all3605 his ways;1870 and the LORD3068 was with5973 him.

15  Wherefore when Saul7586 saw7200 that834 he1931 behaved himself very wisely,7919 3966 he was afraid1481 of4480 6440 him.

16  But all3605 Israel3478 and Judah3063 loved157 853 David,1732 because3588 he1931 went out3318 and came in935 before6440 them.

17  And Saul7586 said559 to413 David,1732 Behold2009 my elder1419 daughter1323 Merab,4764 her will I give5414 thee to wife:802 only389 be1961 thou valiant1121 2428 for me, and fight3898 the LORD's3068 battles.4421 For Saul7586 said,559 Let not408 mine hand3027 be1961 upon him, but let the hand3027 of the Philistines6430 be1961 upon him.

18  And David1732 said559 unto413 Saul,7586 Who4310 am I?595 and what4310 is my life,2416 or my father's1 family4940 in Israel,3478 that3588 I should be1961 son-in-law2860 to the king?4428

19  But it came to pass1961 at the time6256 when 853 Merab4764 Saul's7586 daughter1323 should have been given5414 to David,1732 that she1931 was given5414 unto Adriel5741 the Meholathite4259 to wife.802

20  And Michal4324 Saul's7586 daughter1323 loved157 853 David:1732 and they told5046 Saul,7586 and the thing1697 pleased3474 5869 him.

21  And Saul7586 said,559 I will give5414 him her, that she may be1961 a snare4170 to him, and that the hand3027 of the Philistines6430 may be1961 against him. Wherefore Saul7586 said559 to413 David,1732 Thou shalt this day3117 be my son-in-law2860 in the one of the twain.8147

22  And Saul7586 commanded6680 853 his servants,5650 saying, Commune1696 with413 David1732 secretly,3909 and say,559 Behold,2009 the king4428 hath delight2654 in thee, and all3605 his servants5650 love157 thee: now6258 therefore be the king's4428 son-in-law.2860

23  And Saul's7586 servants5650 spoke1696 853 those428 words1697 in the ears241 of David.1732 And David1732 said,559 Seemeth5869 it to you a light7043 thing to be a king's4428 son-in-law,2860 seeing that I595 am a poor7326 man,376 and lightly esteemed?7034

24  And the servants5650 of Saul7586 told5046 him, saying,559 On this428 manner1697 spoke1696 David.1732

25  And Saul7586 said,559 Thus3541 shall ye say559 to David,1732 The king4428 desireth2656 not369 any dowry,4119 but3588 a hundred3967 foreskins6190 of the Philistines,6430 to be avenged5358 of the king's4428 enemies.341 But Saul7586 thought2803 to make 853 David1732 fall5307 by the hand3027 of the Philistines.6430

26  And when his servants5650 told5046 David1732 853 these428 words,1697 it pleased3474 1697 5869 David1732 well to be the king's4428 son-in-law:2860 and the days3117 were not3808 expired.4390

27  Wherefore David1732 arose6965 and went,1980 he1931 and his men,376 and slew5221 of the Philistines6430 two hundred3967 men;376 and David1732 brought935 853 their foreskins,6190 and they gave them in full tale4390 to the king,4428 that he might be the king's4428 son-in-law.2860 And Saul7586 gave5414 him 853 Michal4324 his daughter1323 to wife.802

28  And Saul7586 saw7200 and knew3045 that3588 the LORD3068 was with5973 David,1732 and that Michal4324 Saul's7586 daughter1323 loved157 him.

29  And Saul7586 was yet5750 the more3254 afraid3372 of4480 6440 David;1732 and Saul7586 became1961 853 David's1732 enemy341 continually.3605 3117

30  Then the princes8269 of the Philistines6430 went forth:3318 and it came to pass,1961 after4480 167 they went forth,3318 that David1732 behaved himself more wisely7919 than all4480 3605 the servants5650 of Saul;7586 so that his name8034 was much3966 set by.3365


1 Samuel 19: 1-24


1  And Saul7586 spoke1696 to413 Jonathan3083 his son,1121 and to413 all3605 his servants,5650 that they should kill4191 853 David.1732

2  But Jonathan3083 Saul's7586 son1121 delighted2654 much3966 in David:1732 and Jonathan3083 told5046 David,1732 saying,559 Saul7586 my father1 seeketh1245 to kill4191 thee: now6258 therefore, I pray thee,4994 take heed to thyself8104 until the morning,1242 and abide3427 in a secret5643 place, and hide thyself:2244

3  And I589 will go out3318 and stand5975 beside3027 my father1 in the field7704 where834 8033 thou859 art, and I589 will commune1696 with413 my father1 of thee; and what4100 I see,7200 that I will tell5046 thee.

4  And Jonathan3083 spoke1696 good2896 of David1732 unto413 Saul7586 his father,1 and said559 unto413 him, Let not408 the king4428 sin2398 against his servant,5650 against David;1732 because3588 he hath not3808 sinned2398 against thee, and because3588 his works4639 have been to thee-ward very3966 good:2896

5  For he did put7760 853 his life5315 in his hand,3709 and slew5221 853 the Philistine,6430 and the LORD3068 wrought6213 a great1419 salvation8668 for all3605 Israel:3478 thou sawest7200 it, and didst rejoice:8055 wherefore4100 then wilt thou sin2398 against innocent5355 blood,1818 to slay4191 853 David1732 without a cause?2600

6  And Saul7586 hearkened8085 unto the voice6963 of Jonathan:3083 and Saul7586 swore,7650 As the LORD3068 liveth,2416 he shall not518 be slain.4191

7  And Jonathan3083 called7121 David,1732 and Jonathan3083 showed5046 him 853 all3605 those428 things.1697 And Jonathan3083 brought935 853 David1732 to413 Saul,7586 and he was1961 in his presence,6440 as in times past.8032 865

8  And there was1961 war4421 again:3254 and David1732 went out,3318 and fought3898 with the Philistines,6430 and slew5221 them with a great1419 slaughter;4347 and they fled5127 from4480 6440 him.

9  And the evil7451 spirit7307 from the LORD3068 was1961 upon413 Saul,7586 as he1931 sat3427 in his house1004 with his javelin2595 in his hand:3027 and David1732 played5059 with his hand.3027

10  And Saul7586 sought1245 to smite5221 David1732 even to the wall7023 with the javelin;2595 but he slipped away6362 out of Saul's presence,4480 6440 7586 and he smote5221 853 the javelin2595 into the wall:7023 and David1732 fled,5127 and escaped4422 that1931 night.3915

11  Saul7586 also sent7971 messengers4397 unto413 David's1732 house,1004 to watch8104 him, and to slay4191 him in the morning:1242 and Michal4324 David's1732 wife802 told5046 him, saying,559 If518 thou save4422 not369 853 thy life5315 tonight,3915 tomorrow4279 thou859 shalt be slain.4191

12  So Michal4324 let David down3381 853 1732 through1157 a window:2474 and he went,1980 and fled,1272 and escaped.4422

13  And Michal4324 took3947 853 an image,8655 and laid7760 it in413 the bed,4296 and put7760 a pillow3523 of goats'5795 hair for his bolster,4763 and covered3680 it with a cloth.899

14  And when Saul7586 sent7971 messengers4397 to take3947 853 David,1732 she said,559 He1931 is sick.2470

15  And Saul7586 sent7971 853 the messengers4397 again to see7200 853 David,1732 saying,559 Bring him up5927 853 to413 me in the bed,4296 that I may slay4191 him.

16  And when the messengers4397 were come in,935 behold,2009 there was an image8655 in413 the bed,4296 with a pillow3523 of goats'5795 hair for his bolster.4763

17  And Saul7586 said559 unto413 Michal,4324 Why4100 hast thou deceived7411 me so,3602 and sent away7971 853 mine enemy,341 that he is escaped?4422 And Michal4324 answered559 413 Saul,7586 He1931 said559 unto413 me, Let me go;7971 why4100 should I kill4191 thee?

18  So David1732 fled,1272 and escaped,4422 and came935 to413 Samuel8050 to Ramah,7414 and told5046 him 853 all3605 that834 Saul7586 had done6213 to him. And he1931 and Samuel8050 went1980 and dwelt3427 in Naioth.5121

19  And it was told5046 Saul,7586 saying,559 Behold,2009 David1732 is at Naioth5121 in Ramah.7414

20  And Saul7586 sent7971 messengers4397 to take3947 853 David:1732 and when they saw7200 853 the company3862 of the prophets5030 prophesying,5012 and Samuel8050 standing5975 as appointed5324 over5921 them, the Spirit7307 of God430 was1961 upon5921 the messengers4397 of Saul,7586 and they1992 also1571 prophesied.5012

21  And when it was told5046 Saul,7586 he sent7971 other312 messengers,4397 and they1992 prophesied5012 likewise.1571 And Saul7586 sent7971 messengers4397 again3254 the third7992 time, and they1992 prophesied5012 also.1571

22  Then went1980 he1931 also1571 to Ramah,7414 and came935 to5704 a great1419 well953 that834 is in Sechu:7906 and he asked7592 and said,559 Where375 are Samuel8050 and David?1732 And one said,559 Behold,2009 they be at Naioth5121 in Ramah.7414

23  And he went1980 thither8033 to413 Naioth5121 in Ramah:7414 and the Spirit7307 of God430 was1961 upon5921 him1931 also,1571 and he went on,1980 1980 and prophesied,5012 until5704 he came935 to Naioth5121 in Ramah.7414

24  And he1931 stripped off6584 his clothes899 also,1571 and prophesied5012 before6440 Samuel8050 in like manner,1571 and lay down5307 naked6174 all3605 that1931 day3117 and all3605 that night.3915 Wherefore5921 3651 they say,559 Is Saul7586 also1571 among the prophets?5030


1 Samuel 20: 1-42


1  And David1732 fled1272 from Naioth4480 5121 in Ramah,7414 and came935 and said559 before6440 Jonathan,3083 What4100 have I done?6213 what4100 is mine iniquity?5771 and what4100 is my sin2403 before6440 thy father,1 that3588 he seeketh1245 853 my life?5315

2  And he said559 unto him, God forbid;2486 thou shalt not3808 die:4191 behold,2009 my father1 will do6213 nothing3808 1697 either great1419 or176 small,6996 but that he will show3808 1540 it 853 me:241 and why4069 should my father1 hide5641 853 this2088 thing1697 from4480 me? it2063 is not369 so.

3  And David1732 swore7650 moreover,5750 and said,559 Thy father1 certainly knoweth3045 3045 that3588 I have found4672 grace2580 in thine eyes;5869 and he saith,559 Let not408 Jonathan3083 know3045 this,2063 lest6435 he be grieved:6087 but truly199 as the LORD3068 liveth,2416 and as thy soul5315 liveth,2416 there3588 is but a step6587 between996 me and death.4194

4  Then said559 Jonathan3083 unto413 David,1732 Whatsoever4100 thy soul5315 desireth,559 I will even do6213 it for thee.

5  And David1732 said559 unto413 Jonathan,3083 Behold,2009 tomorrow4279 is the new moon,2320 and I595 should not fail to sit3427 3427 with5973 the king4428 at meat:398 but let me go,7971 that I may hide myself5641 in the field7704 unto5704 the third7992 day at even.6153

6  If518 thy father1 at all miss6485 6485 me, then say,559 David1732 earnestly asked7592 7592 leave of4480 me that he might run7323 to Bethlehem1035 his city:5892 for3588 there is a yearly3117 sacrifice2077 there8033 for all3605 the family.4940

7  If518 he say559 thus,3541 It is well;2896 thy servant5650 shall have peace:7965 but if518 he be very wroth,2734 2734 then be sure3045 that3588 evil7451 is determined3615 by4480 5973 him.

8  Therefore thou shalt deal6213 kindly2617 with5921 thy servant;5650 for3588 thou hast brought935 853 thy servant5650 into a covenant1285 of the LORD3068 with5973 thee: notwithstanding, if518 there be3426 in me iniquity,5771 slay4191 me thyself;859 for5704 why4100 shouldest thou bring935 me to thy father?1

9  And Jonathan3083 said,559 Far be it2486 from thee: for3588 if518 I knew certainly3045 3045 that3588 evil7451 were determined3615 by4480 5973 my father1 to come935 upon5921 thee, then would not3808 I tell5046 it thee?

10  Then said559 David1732 to413 Jonathan,3083 Who4310 shall tell5046 me? or176 what4100 if thy father1 answer6030 thee roughly?7186

11  And Jonathan3083 said559 unto413 David,1732 Come,1980 and let us go out3318 into the field.7704 And they went out3318 both8147 of them into the field.7704

12  And Jonathan3083 said559 unto413 David,1732 O LORD3068 God430 of Israel,3478 when3588 I have sounded2713 853 my father1 about tomorrow4279 any time,6256 or the third7992 day, and, behold,2009 if there be good2896 toward413 David,1732 and I then227 send7971 not3808 unto413 thee, and show it thee;1540 853 241

13  The LORD3068 do6213 so3541 and much3541 more3254 to Jonathan:3083 but if3588 it please3190 413 my father1 to do thee 853 evil,7451 then I will show it thee,1540 853 241 and send thee away,7971 that thou mayest go1980 in peace:7965 and the LORD3068 be1961 with5973 thee, as834 he hath been1961 with5973 my father.1

14  And thou shalt not3808 only while518 yet5750 I live2416 show6213 5973 me the kindness2617 of the LORD,3068 that I die4191 not:3808

15  But also thou shalt not3808 cut off3772 853 thy kindness2617 from4480 5973 my house1004 forever:5704 5769 no, not3808 when the LORD3068 hath cut off3772 853 the enemies341 of David1732 every one376 from the face4480 5921 6440 of the earth.127

16  So Jonathan3083 made3772 a covenant with5973 the house1004 of David,1732 saying, Let the LORD3068 even require1245 it at the hand4480 3027 of David's1732 enemies.341

17  And Jonathan3083 caused 853 David1732 to swear7650 again,3254 because he loved160 him: for3588 he loved157 him as he loved160 his own soul.5315

18  Then Jonathan3083 said559 to David, Tomorrow4279 is the new moon:2320 and thou shalt be missed,6485 because3588 thy seat4186 will be empty.6485

19  And when thou hast stayed three days,8027 then thou shalt go down3381 quickly,3966 and come935 to413 the place4725 where834 thou didst hide thyself5641 when8033 3117 the business4639 was in hand, and shalt remain3427 by681 the stone68 Ezel.237

20  And I589 will shoot3384 three7969 arrows2671 on the side6654 thereof, as though I shot7971 at a mark.4307

21  And, behold,2009 I will send7971 853 a lad,5288 saying, Go,1980 find out4672 853 the arrows.2671 If518 I expressly say559 559 unto the lad,5288 Behold,2009 the arrows2671 are on this side4480 2008 of thee, take3947 them; then come935 thou: for3588 there is peace7965 to thee, and no369 hurt;1697 as the LORD3068 liveth.2416

22  But if518 I say559 thus3541 unto the young man,5958 Behold,2009 the arrows2671 are beyond4480 1973 thee; go thy way:1980 for3588 the LORD3068 hath sent thee away.7971

23  And as touching the matter1697 which834 thou859 and I589 have spoken1696 of, behold,2009 the LORD3068 be between996 thee and me forever.5704 5769

24  So David1732 hid himself5641 in the field:7704 and when the new moon2320 was come,1961 the king4428 sat him down3427 to eat398 meat.3899

25  And the king4428 sat3427 upon5921 his seat,4186 as at other times,6471 6471 even upon413 a seat4186 by the wall:7023 and Jonathan3083 arose,6965 and Abner74 sat3427 by Saul's7586 side,4480 6654 and David's1732 place4725 was empty.6485

26  Nevertheless Saul7586 spoke1696 not3808 any thing3972 that1931 day:3117 for3588 he thought,559 Something hath befallen4745 him, he