Bible VersionsNAS1 Samuel 1:3; 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 2:11; 1 Samuel 2:13-15; 1 Samuel 2:28; 1 Samuel 2:35; 1 Samuel 5:5; 1 Samuel 6:2; 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 14:19; 1 Samuel 14:36; 1 Samuel 21:1-2; 1 Samuel 21:4-6; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 22:11; 1 Samuel 22:17-19; 1 Samuel 22:21; 1 Samuel 23:9; 1 Samuel 30:7
1 Samuel 1:3; 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 2:11; 1 Samuel 2:13-15; 1 Samuel 2:28; 1 Samuel 2:35; 1 Samuel 5:5; 1 Samuel 6:2; 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 14:19; 1 Samuel 14:36; 1 Samuel 21:1-2; 1 Samuel 21:4-6; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 22:11; 1 Samuel 22:17-19; 1 Samuel 22:21; 1 Samuel 23:9; 1 Samuel 30:7 (New American Standard)
and the custom of the priests with the people. When any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
Then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. Thus they did in Shiloh to all the Israelites who came there.
Also, before they burned the fat, the priest's servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, "Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take boiled meat from you, only raw."
'Did I not choose them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel?
Then Saul said, "Let us go down after the Philistines by night and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them." And they said, "Do whatever seems good to you." So the priest said, "Let us draw near to God here."
Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet David and said to him, "Why are you alone and no one with you?"
David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, 'Let no one know anything about the matter on which I am sending you and with which I have commissioned you; and I have directed the young men to a certain place.'
The priest answered David and said, "There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is consecrated bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women."
David answered the priest and said to him, "Surely women have been kept from us as previously when I set out and the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was an ordinary journey; how much more then today will their vessels be holy?"
So the priest gave him consecrated bread; for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence which was removed from before the LORD, in order to put hot bread in its place when it was taken away.
Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."
And the king said to the guards 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 reveal it to me." But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to attack the priests of the LORD.
Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn around and attack the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned around and attacked the priests, and he killed that day eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.
And he 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.