And 1the kingsaid to the aguards who were attending him, "Turnaround and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their handalso is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not breveal it to me." But the 2servants of the king were not willing to putforth their hands to cattack the priests of the LORD.
Then the kingsaid to Doeg, "You turnaround and dattack the priests." And Doeg the Edomiteturnedaround and eattacked the priests, and 3he killed that dayeighty-fivemen4who wore the linenephod.
And 5he struckNob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, bothmen and women, children and infants ; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword.
But 6oneson of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, namedAbiathar, 7escaped and fledafterDavid.
21AbiathartoldDavid that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
Then Davidsaid to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when8Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surelytellSaul. I have broughtabout the death of everyperson in your father'shousehold.
23"Stay with me; do not be afraid, for 9he whoseeks my lifeseeks your life, for you are fsafe with me."