1 Samuel 22:17

Overview - 1 Samuel 22
Companies resort unto David at Adullam.
At Mizpeh he commends his parents unto the king of Moab.
Admonished by Gad, he comes to Hareth.
Saul going to pursue him, complains of his servants' unfaithfulness.
Doeg accuses Ahimelech.
11 Saul commands to kill the priests.
17 The footmen refusing, Doeg executes it.
20 Abiathar escaping, brings David the news.
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1 Samuel 22:17  (King James Version)
And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.

or, guard. Hebrew runners.
8:11 2 Samuel 15:1 ; 1 Kings 1:5

slay the priests
13 ; 20:33 25:17 1 Kings 18:4

would not
14:45 Exodus 1:17 ; 2 Kings 1:13 2 Kings 1:14 ; Acts 4:19