1 Samuel 22:19

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 22:19  (King James Version)
And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

1 Samuel 22:9 1 Samuel 22:11 ; 21:1 Nehemiah 11:32 ; Isaiah 10:32

1 Samuel 15:3 1 Samuel 15:9 Joshua 6:17 Joshua 6:21 ; Hosea 10:14 ; James 2:13

with the edge
This is one of the worst acts of Saul's life: his malice was implacable, and his wrath cruel; and there is no motive of justice or policy by which such a barbarous massacre can be justified.