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Prov. 1,28.

Lam. 2. 9

h Numb. 12.


i Exod. 28.


Numb. 27.


Dcut. 33. 8.

fc Dcut. 18.


1 Cliron. 10.


IsuL 8. 19.

Saul goeth to a witch at En-dor;

'the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of
''the Kenites.

11 And David saved neither man nor
woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, say-
ing. Lest they should tell on us, saying, So
did David, and so will he his manner all the
while he dwelleth in the country of the

12 And Achish believed David, saying,
He hath made his people Israel t utterly to
abhor him ; therefore he shall be my servant
for ever,


1 Achish putteth confidence in David. 3 Saul, having
destroyed the witches, 4 and now in his fear forsaken
of God, 7 seeketh to a witch. 9 The witch, encouraged
by SavZ, raiseth up Samuel. 15 Saul, hearing his
ruin, fainteth. 21 The woman with his servants
refresh him with meat.

AND ''it came to pass in those days, that
the Philistines gathered their armies
together for warfare, to fight with Israel.
And Achish said unto David, Know thou
assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to
battle, thou and thy men.

2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou
shalt know what thy servant can do. And
Achish said to David, Therefore will I make
thee keeper of mine head for ever.

3 H Now '' Samuel was dead, and all Israel
had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah,
even in his own city. And Saul had put
away ■= those that had familiar spirits, and the
wizards, out of the land.

4 And the Philistines gathered them
selves together, and came and pitched in
^ Shunem : and Saul gathered all Israel to-
gether, and they pitched in ^ Gilboa.

5 And when Saul saw the host of the
Philistines, he was '"afraid, and his heart
greatly trembled.

6 And when Saul inquired of the Lord,
5 the Lord answered him not, neither by
^ dreams, nor 'by Urim, nor by prophets.

7 IT Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek
me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that
I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his
servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman
that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor.

8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on
other raiment, and he went, and two men
with him, and they came to the woman by
night : and ''he said, I pray thee, divine unto
me by the familiar spirit, and bring me hivy
up, whom I shall name unto thee.

9 And the woman said unto him. Behold,
thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he
hath 'cut off those that have familiar spirits,
and the wizards, out of the land ; wherefore
then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause
me to die ?


tvho raiseth up Samuel.

10 And Saul sware to her by the Lor®,
saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no
punishment happen to thee for this thing.

11 Then said the woman, Whom shall
I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring
me up Samuel.

12 And when the woman saw Samuel,
she cried with a loud voice : and the woman
spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou de-
ceived me ? for thou art Saul.

13 And the king said unto her, Be not
afraid: for what sawest thou? And the
woman said unto Saul, I saw ™gods ascend-
ing out of the earth.

14 And he said unto her, fWhat form is
he of? and she said. An old man cometh
up ; and he is covered with " a mantle. And
Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he
stooped with his face to the ground, and
bowed himself.

15 IT And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast
thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And
Saul answered, p I am sore distressed ; for
the Philistines make war against me, and

God is departed from me, and 'answereth
me no more, neither f by prophets, nor by
dreams : therefore I have called thee, that
thou mayest make known unto me what I
shall do.

16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then
dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is
departed from thee, and is become thine

17 And the Lord hath done ||to him,
' as he spake by f me : for the Lord hath
rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given
it to thy neighbour, even to David :

18 ° Because thou obeyedst not the voice
of the Lord, nor executedst his fierce wrath
upon Amalek, therefore hath the Lord done
this thing unto thee this day.

19 Moreover, the Lord will also deliver
Israel with thee into the hand of the Phihs-
tines : and to-morrow shall thou and thy
sons be with me : the Lord also shall deliver
the host of Israel into the hand of the Phi-

20 Then Saul ffell straightway all along
on the earth, and was sore afraid, because
of the words of Samuel: and there was no
strength in him ; for he had eaten no bread
all the day, nor all the night.

21 IT And the woman came unto Saul, and
saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto
him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy
voice, and I have ^put my life in mine hand,
and have hearkened unto thy words which
thou spakest unto me.

22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken
thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid,



about 1056.

m Exod. 32.


t Heb.
tVkat 19 his
form 1

n ch. 15.27.
2 Kings 2.8,

p Prov. 5.
11, 12, 13.&
14. 14.

q ch. 18. 12.
r ver. 6.
t Heb. iff
tke hand of


Prov. 16. 4.
t ch. 15. 28.
t Heb.
Jiy hand.

u ch. 15.9.

1 Kings 20.


1 Chron. 10


Jer. 48. 10.

t Heb. made
haste, and
ffU with the
fulness of
his stature.

ch. 1!). .5.
Job 13. 14.


about 1058.

a ch. 28. 1.
b ch. 4. 1.


d See ch.

27. 7.

Dan. G. 5.

f 1 Cbron.
12. 19.

e As ch. 14.

h ch. 18. 7.
& 21. IJ.

i 2 Sam. 3.


2 Kings 19.


k ver. 3.

T Heb. thou
art not good
in tke ejfes of
tile lords.

T Heb. io

not evil in
tlte ej/cs of
the lords.

The Philistines are jealous of David.

and let mo set a morsel of bread before thee j
and eat, that thou mayest have strength
when thou goest on thy way.

23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat.
But his servants, together with the woman,
compelled him; and he hearkened unto their
voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat
upon the bed.

24 And the woman had a fat calf in the
house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took
flour, and kneaded iV, and did bake unleavened
bread thereof:

25 And she brought it before Saul, and
before his servants ; and they did eat. Then
they arose up, and went away that night.


1 David marching with the Philistines, 3 is disallowed '
by their prince's. 6 Achish dismisseth him, with com-
mendations of his fidelity.

"VrOW *the Philistines gathered together
_[^ all their armies ""to Aphek: and the

Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in


2 And the lords of the Philistines passed
on by hundreds, and by thousands : but Da-
vid and his men passed on in the rere-ward
"with Achish.

3 Then said the princes of the Philistines,
What do these Hebrews here.^ And Achish
said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is
not this David, the servant of Saul the king
of Israel, which hath been with me ^ these
days, or these years, and I have ® found no
fault in him since he fell unto me unto this

4 And the princes of the Philistines were
wroth with him ; and the princes of the
Philistines said unto him, ''Make this fellow
return, that he may go again to his place
which thou hast appointed him, and let him
not go down with us to battle, lest fin the bat-
tle he be an adversary to us : for wherewith
should he reconcile himself unto his master?
should it not be with the heads of these men ?

5 Is not this David, of whom they sang
one to another in dances, saying, ''Saul slew
his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

6 IT Then Achish called David, and said
unto him, Surely, as the Lord liveth, thou
hast been upright, and 'thy going out and
thy coming in with me in the host is good in
my sight : for ''I have not found evil in thee
since the day of thy coming unto me unto
this day : nevertheless fthe lords favour thee

7 Wherefore now return, and go in peace,
that thou t displease not the lords of the Phi-

8 IT And David said unto Achish, But what
have I done ? and what hast thou found m


The Amalekites spoil Ziklag.

thy servant, so long as I have been {"virith
thee unto this day, that I may not go fight
against the enemies of my lord the king?

9 And Achish answered and said to David,
I know that thou art good in my sight, 'as
an angel of God : notwithstanding, ■" the
princes of the Philistines have said, He shall
not go up with us to the battle.

10 Wherefore now rise up early in the
morning with thy master's servants that are
come with thee : and as soon as ye be up
early in the morning, and have light, depart.

11 So David and his men rose up early
to depart in the morning, to return into the
land of the Philistines. "And the Philistines
went up to Jezreel.


1 The Amalekites spoil Ziklag. 4 David asking counsel
is encouraged by God to pursue them. 11 By the
means of a revived Egyptian he is brought to the
enemies, and recovereth all the spoil. 22 David's law
to divide the spoil equally between them, that fight,
and them that keep the stuff. 26 He sendeth presents
to his friends.

AND it came to pass, when David and
his men were come to Ziklag on the
third day, that the ''Amalekites had invaded
the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag,
and burned it with fire;

2 And had taken the women captives
that were therein; they slew not any, either
great or small, but carried them away, and
went on their way.

3 ISo David and his men came to the
city, and behold, it was burned with fire ;
and their wives, and their sons, and their
daughters, were taken captives.

4 Then David and the people that were
with him lifted up their voice and wept, un-
til they had no more power to weep.

5 And David's ""two wives were taken
captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abi-
gail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

6 And David was greatly distressed : <^for
the people spake of stoning him, because the
soul of all the people was f grieved, every
man for his sons, and for his daughters: ''but
David encouraged himself in the Lord his

7 ^And David said to Abiathar the priest,
Ahimelech's son, I pray thee bring me hither
the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither
the ephod to David.

8 ^And David inquired at the Lord, say-
ing, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall
I overtake them? And he answered him,
Pursue : for thou shalt surely overtake tliem,
and without fail recover all.

9 So David went, he and the six hun-
dred men that were with him, and came to



aluml lew.

t Heb.
before thee.

I 3 Sam. 14.

17, 20. & 19.


m ver. 4.

ft See ch.l5.

7. & 27. 8.

b cli.25.42,


2 Sam. 2. 2.

; ExoJ. 17.

t Heh.


Juds. 18. 25.

cli 1 10.

2 Sam. 17.8.

2 K ingd 4.


d Pa. 42. 5.

& 56. 3, 4,


Hab. 3. 17,


e oh. 23. 6,9.

about 1056.

g ver. 21.

h So Judg.
1.5. 19.
ch. 14. 3.

i ver. 16.
SSam. 8. 18.
1 Kings 1.
38, 44.
Ezek.25. 16.
Zenh. 2. 5.
k Josli. 14.
13. & 15. 13.

1 1 Thess. 5.

t Heb. their

m ver. 8.

n ver. 10.

II Or. (ifkci
ttum kino
thry dill.
JuJit. 18. 15.

David recovereth all the spoil.

the brook Besor, where those that were left
behind stayed.

10 But David pursued, he and four hun-
dred men : e^for two hundred abode behind,
which were so faint that they could not go
over the brook Besor.

im And they found an Egyptian in the
field, and brought him to David, and gave
him bread, and he did eat; and they made
him drink water;

12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of
figs, and two clusters of raisins: and ""when
he had eaten, his spirit came again to him:
for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any
water, three days and three nights.

13 And David said unto him. To whom
helongest thou ? and whence art thou ? And
he said, lama, young man of Egypt, servant
to an Amalekite ; and my master left me,
because three days agone I fell sick.

14 We made an invasion upon the south
of 'the Cherethites, and upon the coast which
helongeth to Judah, and upon the south of
''Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.

15 And David said to him, Canst thou
bring me down to this company? And he
said. Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt
neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands
of my master, and I will bring thee down to
this company.

16 H And when he had brought him down,
behold, they were spread abroad upon all the
earth, 'eating and drinking, and dancing,
because of all the great spoil that they had
taken out of the land of the Philistines, and
out of the land of Judah.

17 And David smote them from the twi-
light even unto the evening of fthe nexl
day : and there escaped not a man of them,
save four hundred young men, which rode
upon camels, and fled.

18 And David recovered all that the Ama-
lekites had carried away : and David rescued
his two wives.

19 And there was nothing lacking to them,
neither small nor great, neither sons nor
daughters, neither spoil, nor any thivg that,
they had taken to them: ""David recovered

20 And David took all the flocks and the
herds, which they drave before those other
cattle, and said. This is David's spoil.

21 If And David came to the "two hundred
men, which were so faint that they could
not follow David, whom they had made also
to abide at the brook Besor : and they went
forth to meet David, and to meet the people
that were with him : and when David came
near to the people, he || saluted them.
22 Then answered all the wicked men,

He sendeth presents to his friends.

and men "of Belial, of f those that went with
David, and said. Because they went not with
us, wo will not give thenj aught of the spoil
that we have recovered, save to every man his
wife and his children, that they may lead
them away, and depart.

23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so,
my brethren, with that which the Lord hath
given us, who hath preserved us, and de-
livered the company that came against us
into our hand.

24 For who will hearken unto you in this
matter ? but p as his part is that goeth .down
to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth
by the stuff: they shall part alike.

25 And it was so from that day f forward,
(hat he made it a statute and an ordinance
for Israel unto this day.

26 H And vv^hen David came to Ziklag,
he sent of the spoil unto the elders of
Judah, even to his friends, saying, Behold
a t present for you, of the spoil of the ene-
mies of the Lord ;

27 To them which were in Beth-el, and
to them which were in i south Ramoth, and
to them which were in " Jattir,

28 And to them which were in "Aroer,
and to them which were in Siphmoth, and
to them which were in 'Eshtemoa,

29 And to them which were in Rachal,
and to them which were in the cities of "the
Jerahmeelites, and to them which were in the
cities of the ^Kenites,

30 And to them which were in y Hormah,
and to them which were in Chor-ashan, and
to them which were in Athach,

31 And to them which were in ^Hebron,
and to all the places where David himself
and his men were wont to haunt.


1 Saui having lost his army, and his sons slain,
he and his armour-bearer kill themselves. 7 The
Philistines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites.
8 They triumph over the dead carcasses. 11 They of
Jabesh-gilead, recovering the bodies by night, burn
them at Jabesh, and mournfully bury t^teir bodies.

Philistines fought against Is-



about 1056.

o Deut. 13.

Judg. 19.92.
t Heb.

p See
Numb. 31.
Joih. 82. 8

t Hob. and


rael : and the men of Israel fled
"before the Philistines, and fell down || slain
in mount ''Gilboa.

t Hcb.
Gen. 33. 11
ch 25. S7.

q Joah. 19.

r Josh. 15.


s Joah. 13.


t Joah. 15.

X Jude. 1.


Judg. L

z Joah. 14.


2 Sam 2.1.

a 1 Chron.
10. 1,— la

II Or,




ch. 14. 49.

1 ChroD. 6.

d See

2 Sam. 1.6,

t Heb.
tHeb. .
found him,
e So Judc.

fch. 14.6.
Ic 17. 26.

II Or,
I 2 Sam. I.

h 2 Sam. 1.

i 2 Sam. 1.

k ch. 21. 9.

1 Judg. 2.

m 2 Sam.

21. 12.

n Joah. 17.


Judg. 1. 27.

o cli. U. 3,

9, 11.

II Or, .



p bee ch. 11.


2 Sam. 2. 4,

q 3 Chron.
ir.. 14.
Jer. 34. 5.
Amos 6. 10.

r 2 Snm. 2.
4, 5. A. 21.
ik 13, 14.
■ Gen. SO.

The death of Saul and his sons.

2 And the Philistines followed hard upon
Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines
slew <= Jonathan, and Abinadab and Melchi-
shua, Saul's sons.

3 And "^the battle went sore against Saul,
and the t archers fhit him; and he was sore
wounded of the archers.

4 *Then said Saul unto his armour-bear-
er. Draw thy sword, and thrust me through
therewith ; lest ''these uncircumcised come
and thrust me through, and || abuse me.
But his armour-bearer would not: sfor he
was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a
sword, and ''fell upon it.

5 And when his armour-bearer saw that
Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his
sword, and died with him.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and
his armour-bearer, and all his men, that same
day together.

7 H And when the men of Israel that were
on the other side of the valley, and they
that were on the other side Jordan saw that
the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and
his sons were dead, they forsook the cities,
and fled ; and the Philistines came and dwelt
in them.

8 . And it came to pass on the morrow,
when the Philistines came to strip the slain,
that they found Saul and his three sons fallen
in mount Gilboa.

9 And they cut ofi* his head, and stripped
oflf his armour, and sent into the land of
the Philistines round about, to 'publish it
in the house of their idols, and among the

10 I' And they put his armour in the house
of ' Ashtaroth : and ""they fastened his body
to the wall of "Beth-shan.

1 1 H " And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-
gilead heard || of that which the Philistines
had done to Saul,

12 pAII the valiant men arose, and went
all night, and took the body of Saul, and the
bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-
shan, and came to Jabesh, and i burnt them

13 And they took their bones, and 'buried
them under a tree at Jabesh, and 'fasted se-
ven days.







1 The Armlekite, who brought tidings of the overthrow,
and accused himself of Saul's death, is slain. 17
David lamenteth Saul and Jonathan with a song.

"VyOW it came to pass after the death of
_[\| Saul, when David was returned from
"the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David
had abode two days in Ziklag;

2 It came even to pass on the third day,
that behold, '•a man came out of the camp
from Saul "with his clothes rent, and earth
upon his head : and so it was, when he came
to David, that he fell to the earth, and did

3 And David said unto him, From whence
comest thou ? And he said unto him. Out of
the camp of Israel am I escaped.

4 And David said unto him, f How went
the matter ? I pray thee, tell me. And he
answered. That the people are fled from the
battle, and many of the people also are fallen
and dead ; and Saul and Jonathan his son
are dead also.

5 And David said unto the young man
that told him. How knowest thou that Saul
and Jonathan his son be dead ?

6 And the young man that told him said,
As I happened by chance upon •'mount
Gilboa, behold, « Saul leaned upon his spear;
and lo, the chariots and horsemen followed
hard after him.

7 And when he looked behind him, he saw
me, and called unto me. And I answered,
tHere am I.

8 And he said unto me. Who art thou ?
And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

9 He said unto me again, Standj I pray
thee, upon me, and slay me : for || anguish
is come upon me, because my life is yet
whole in me.

10 So I stood upon him, and ''slew him,
because I was sure that he could not live
after that he was fallen : and I took the
crown that was upon his head, and the
bracelet that was on his arm, and have
brought them hither unto my lord.

11 Then David took hold on his clothes,
and Krent them; and likewise all the men
that were with him .

12 And they mourned and wept, and fasted
until even, for Saul and for Jonathan his son.



a 1 Sam. 30.
17. 28.

bch.4. 10.

c 1 Sam.

t Heb.

iVhat vas,


1 Sam. 4. 16.



d 1 Sam. 31.

e See 1 Sam.
31. 2, 3, 4.

Heb. •

chotd vu.

II Or,

mtf coat of
mail, or, my
coat hinder-
eth me, that
my, ^c.

1 13. 31.

h Numb. 12.


i 1 Sam. 31.


k 1 Sam. 24.

6. & 20. 9.

Ps. 105. 15.

I ch. 4. 10.


ml Sam. 26.


1 Kings 2.

32, 33, 37.

n ver. JO.

Luke 19. 22.

o 1 Sam. 31.

p Josh. 10.

II Or.

of the up-
q ver. 27.

r 1 Sam. 31.


Mic. 1. 10.

See Judg.

16. 23.

a See

Exod. 15.20.

JudB. 11. 34.

1 Sam. 18.6.

t 1 Sam. 31.


u I Sam. 31.


X So

Jude. 5. 23.

Job 3. 3, 4.

Jer. 20. 14.

T 1 Sam. 10.

z 1 Saw 18.

II Or.


a.Tudg. 14.

and for the people of the Lord, and for the
house of Israel ; because they were fallen
by the sword.

13 .IT And David said unto the young man
that told him. Whence art thou ? And he
answered, I am the son of a stranger, an

14 And David said unto him, ^ How wast
thou not 'afraid to ''stretch forth thine hand
to destroy the Lord's anointed ?

15 And 'David called one of the young
men, and said. Go near, and fall upon him.
And he smote him that he died.

16 And David said unto him, ™Thy blood
he upon thy head; for "thy mouth hath
testified against thee, saying, I have slain the
Lord's anointed.

17 IT And David lamented with this lamen-
tation over Saul, and over Jonathan his son :

18 ("Also he bade them teach the chil-
dren of Judah the use of the bow : behold, it
is written p in the book || of Jasher.)

19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy
high places : ^how are the mighty fallen !

20 'Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in
the streets of Askelon; lest 'the daughters
of 4he Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters
of the uncircumcised triumph.

21 Ye "mountains of Gilboa, ^let there be
no dew, neither let there be rain upon jou,
nor fields of offerings : for there the shield
of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield
of Saul, as though he had not been y anointed
with oil.

22 From the blood of the slain, from the
fat of the mighty, nhe bow of Jonathan
turned not- back, and the sword of Saul
returned not empty.

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and
II pleasant in their lives, and in their death
they were not divided : they were swifter
than eagles, they were '^stronger than lions.

24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, .with other de-
lights ; who put on ornaments of gold upon
your apparel.

25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst
of the battle ! O Jonathan, thou wast slain
in thine high places.

26 I am distressed for thee, my brother
Jonathan : very pleasant hast thou been unto


David is made king of Judah.

me : ""thy love to me was wonderful, passing
the love of women.

27 "How are the mighty fallen, and the
weapons of war perished !


1 David, by God's direction, with his company goeth up
to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah. 5 He
commendeth them of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness
to Saul. 8 Ahner maheth hh-bosheth king of Israel.
12 A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and
twelve of JoaVs men. 18 Asahel is slain. 25 At
Abner's motion Joab soundeth a retreat. 32 Asahel's

AND it came to pass after this, that David
° inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall
I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And
the Lord said unto him. Go up. And David
said, Whither shall I go up ? And he said.
Unto ''Hebron.

2 So David went up thither, and his =two
wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and
Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite.

3 And ^ his men that were with him did
David bring up, every man with his house-
hold: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

4 * And the men of Judah came, and there

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