1 Samuel 23:2-12 (King James Version)

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2 Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying , Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go , and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah. 3 And David's men said 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 David enquired of the LORD yet again . And the LORD answered him and said , Arise , go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand. 5 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. 6 And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand. 7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said , God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in , by entering into a town that hath gates and bars. 8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men. 9 And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod. 10 Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake. 11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down , as thy servant hath heard ? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said , He will come down . 12 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah delivera me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said , They will deliver thee up .
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