The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests."1 So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.219
He also put to the sword3 Nob,4 the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.
But Abiathar,5 a son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub,6 escaped and fled to join David.721
He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
Then David said to Abiathar: "That day, when Doeg8 the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your father's whole family.
Stay with me; don't be afraid; the man who is seeking your life9 is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me."