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.7
And it was toldSaul that David was come to Keilah. And Saulsaid , God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in , by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.8
And Saulcalled all the peopletogether to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiegeDavid and his men.9
And Davidknew that Saul secretly practisedmischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.10
Then saidDavid, O LORDGod of Israel, thy servant hath certainlyheard that Saulseeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down , as thy servant hath heard ? O LORDGod of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORDsaid , He will come down .
Then saidDavid, Will the men of Keilahdelivera me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORDsaid , They will deliver thee up .