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1 Samuel 22

NIV 1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there. NIV 1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there. NIV 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him. NIV 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him. NIV 3 From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, "Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?" NIV 3 From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, "Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?" NIV 4 So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold. NIV 4 So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold. NIV 5 But the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth. NIV 5 But the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth. NIV 6 Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. And Saul, spear in hand, was seated under the tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, with all his officials standing around him. NIV 6 Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. And Saul, spear in hand, was seated under the tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, with all his officials standing around him. NIV 7 Saul said to them, "Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds? NIV 7 Saul said to them, "Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds? NIV 8 Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today." NIV 8 Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today." NIV 9 But Doeg the Edomite, who was standing with Saul's officials, said, "I saw the son of Jesse come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob. NIV 9 But Doeg the Edomite, who was standing with Saul's officials, said, "I saw the son of Jesse come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob. NIV 10 Ahimelech inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine." NIV 10 Ahimelech inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine." NIV 11 Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelech son of Ahitub and his father's whole family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king. NIV 11 Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelech son of Ahitub and his father's whole family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king. NIV 12 Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." "Yes, my lord," he answered. NIV 12 Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." "Yes, my lord," he answered. NIV 13 Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?" NIV 13 Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?" NIV 14 Ahimelech answered the king, "Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household? NIV 14 Ahimelech answered the king, "Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household? NIV 15 Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father's family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair." NIV 15 Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father's family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair." NIV 16 But the king said, "You will surely die, Ahimelech, you and your father's whole family." NIV 16 But the king said, "You will surely die, Ahimelech, you and your father's whole family." NIV 17 Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were not willing to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD. NIV 17 Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were not willing to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD. NIV 18 The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. NIV 18 The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. NIV 19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep. NIV 19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep. NIV 20 But Abiathar, a son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub, escaped and fled to join David. NIV 20 But Abiathar, a son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub, escaped and fled to join David. NIV 21 He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. NIV 21 He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. NIV 22 Then David said to Abiathar: "That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your father's whole family. NIV 22 Then David said to Abiathar: "That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your father's whole family. NIV 23 Stay with me; don't be afraid; the man who is seeking your life is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me." NIV 23 Stay with me; don't be afraid; the man who is seeking your life is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me."