1 Samuel 23:1-6 NAS

David Delivers Keilah

1 Then they told David, saying, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against 1Keilah and are plundering the threshing floors."

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2 So David 2inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and aattack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and battack the Philistines and deliver Keilah."

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    • Ş 23:2 - Lit "smite"
    • ş 23:2 - Lit "smite"
      3 But David's men said to him, "Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much * more * then if we go to Keilah against the ranks of the Philistines?"
      4 Then David inquired of the LORD once * more *. And the LORD answered him and said, "Arise, go down to Keilah, for 3I will give the Philistines into your hand.

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      5 So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines; and he led away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. Thus David delivered the inhabitants of Keilah.
      6 Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech 4fled to David at Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

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