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1 Samuel 22:6-23 (New American Standard)

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6 Then Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered. Now 1Saul was sitting in Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him. 7 Saul said to his servants who stood around him, "Hear now, O Benjamites! Will the son of Jesse also give to all of you fields and vineyards? 2Will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds? 8 "For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who adiscloses to me 3when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you 4who is sorry for me or bdiscloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in ambush, as it is this day." 9 Then 5Doeg the Edomite, who was cstanding by the servants of Saul, said, "6I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to 7Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. 10 "8He inquired of the LORD for him, 9gave him provisions, and 10gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine." 11 Then the king sent someone to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's household, the priests who were in Nob; and all of them came to the king. 12 Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." And he danswered, "Here I am, my lord." 13 Saul then said to him, "Why have you and the son of Jesse conspired against me, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he would rise up against me 11by lying in ambush as it is this day?" 14 12Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, "And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king's son-in-law, who eis captain over your guard, and is honored in your house? 15 "Did I just begin 13to inquire of God for him today? Far be it from me! 14Do not let the king impute anything to his servant or to any of the household of my father, for your servant knows nothing fat all of this whole affair." 16 But the king said, "You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's household!" 17 And 15the king said to the gguards who were attending him, "Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not hreveal it to me." But the 16servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to iattack the priests of the LORD. 18 Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn around and jattack the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned around and kattacked the priests, and 17he killed that day eighty-five men 18who wore the linen ephod. 19 And 19he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword. 20 But 20one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, 21escaped and fled after David. 21 Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. 22 Then David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when 22Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have brought about the death of every person in your father's household. 23 "Stay with me; do not be afraid, for 23he who seeks my life seeks your life, for you are lsafe with me."
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