Then they toldDavid,saying , Behold, the Philistinesfight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.2
Therefore Davidenquired of the LORD,saying , Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORDsaid unto David,Go , and smite the Philistines, and saveKeilah.3
And David'smensaid unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?4
Then Davidenquired of the LORD yet again . And the LORDanswered him and said , Arise , go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.5
So David and his menwent to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a greatslaughter. So Davidsaved the inhabitants of Keilah.6
And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelechfled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.