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The Philistines in three companies : onc, 11 And both of them discovered theinselves *inpany turned unto the way that lewleth to unito tie garrison of the Philistines, and the Uplirah, unto the land of Shual:

Philistines said, Bebold, the Hehrews como 13 And another company turned the way forth out of the holes where they lsad bid lo Beth-boron : and another company turned themselves. to the way of the border that lookech to the 12 And the men of llie garrison answered valley of Zeboim, toward the wilderness. Jonathan and his armour-bearer, and said,

131 Now there was no smith found through-Come up to us, and ive will shew you a thing. rut all the land of Israel; for the Philistines And Jonathan said unto his armour-bearer, said, Lest the llebrews make them swords or Come up after me; for the Lord hath deli spears :

vered them into the hand of Israel. 20 But all the Israelites went clown to the. 13 And Jonathan climbed up npon lis Philistines, to sharpen every man bis share. hands and upon his feet, and his armour and iis coulter, and his are, and his mattock. bearer after lun: and they fell before Jona.

21 Yet they had a file for the inattocks, and than; and his armour-bearer slew alter luim. for the couliers, and for the forks, and for I! And that first slalighter, which Jonathan the axes, and to sharpen the goads. and luis armour-bearer made, was about

22 So it came to pass, in the day of battle, twenty men, within as it were an lalf-acre that there was neither sword nor spear found of land, which a yoke of oxen might plow. in the land of any of the people that were 15 And there was trembling in the lost, in with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul, and the field, and among all the people : the garwith Jonathan his son, was there found. rison, and the spoilers, they also trembled,

23 And the garrison of the Philistines went and the earth quaked : so it was a very great out to the passage of Michinash.

urembling. CHAP. XIV.

16 And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeahı JOW it came w pass upon a day, that of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the mulyoung man thal bare his armour, Come, ing down one wnother. and let us go over to the Philistines' garri 17: Thien said Saul unto the people that son that is on the other side. But lie told not were with hin, Number now, and see who his father.

is gone from us. And when they had num2 And Saul tarried in the uttermo-t part of bered, behold, Jonathan and his armourGibeah, under a pomegranate-tree which is bearer were not there. in Migron : and the people that were with 18 And Saul said unto Aliah, Bring hither luiin were about six hundred men;

the ark of God: (for the ark of God was al 3 And Ahiali, the son of Ahilub, l-eliabod's that time with the children of Israel.) brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, 19 Lind it came to pass, while Saúltalked the LORD's priest in Shilol, wearing an unto the priest, that the noise that was in ephod. And ihe people knew not that Jona- the liost of the Philistines went on and inthan was gone.

creased: and Saul said unto the priest, "l'itli4 9 And between the passages, by which draw thine band. Jonathan sought to go over unto ihe Phi- 20 And Saul and all the people that were listine 'garri-oil, there was a sharp rock on with him assembled themselves, and they the one side, and a sharp rock on the other came to the battle; and, behold, every man's sicle: and th name of the one was Bozez, sword was against his fellow, and iliere uus and the name of the other Seneli.

a very great discomfiture. 5 The fore-front of the one ras situate 21 Moreover, the llebrews thul were with northward over against Miehmasli, and the the Philistines before that time, which went other southward over against Gibeah. up with thein into the camp from the coun

6 and Jonathan said to the young man try round about, even they also turned to be that bare bis armour, Coine, and let us go with the Israelites that were with Sau! and over unto he garrixon of these uncircumcis. Jonatlian. ed; it may be three the LORD will work for 92 Likewise all the men of Israel which

for there is no restraini 10 tlie LORD to bad liid themselves in mount Ephrain, urhen sive by many or by few.

they heard that the Philistines fied, even they T and his armour-bearer said unto hin, also followed liard after thein in the battle. Do all that is in thine leart: ium thee; be- 3 Sothe LORD saved Israel that day: and hoid, i am with thee according to thy heart. the batile passed over unto Beth-aven.

8 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass 28 And the men of Israel were distressed over unto these men, and we will discover that day: for Saul had aajured the people, ourselves unto them:

saying, Cursed be the man.shat eateth any 9 If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we foud until evening, that I may be avenged cu coine to you; then we will stand still in our inine enemins. So none of ihe people tasted place, and will not go up unto them.

10 But if they say thus, Come up unto us; 35 And all they of the le I caine to a wooul; diep we will go up: for the Lord hath de- and there was honey u'

the grouna. livered tnem into our land ; and this skull 26 And when the pople were come into in a sign outc is.

the wnod, behull, the honey dropped ; bus

any food.

L SAMUEL. ao mas put his hand to his mouth : for the 42 And Saul said, Cast lots between me aho people feared the oath.

Jonathan my son. Aud Jonathan was take27 But Jonathan heard not when his father 43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell 17. charged the people with the oath :: where- what thou hast done. And Jonathan told fore he put forth the end of the rod that was him, and said, I did but taste a little honey in his hand, and dipped it in an honey-comb, with the end of the rod that was in miue and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes hand, and, lo, I must die. were enlightened.

41 And Sau.answered, God do so and more 2.3 Then answered one of the people, and also : for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan. said, Thy father straitly charged the people 45 And the people said unto Saul, Sha!! with an oathi

, saying, Cursed be the man that Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great Cateth any food this day. And the people salvation in Israe!? God forbid: as the LORD were faini.

liveth, there shall not one hair of his head 29 Then said Jonathan, My father hath fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with roubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine God this day. So the people rescued Jonaeyes have been enlightened, because I tasted than, that he died not. a little of this honey;

46 Then Saul went up from following the 30 How much more, if haply the people Philistines; and the Philistines went to their had eaten freeiy to-day of the spoil of their own place. enemies which they found ? for bad there not 47'So Saul took the kingdom over Israrl, been sow a much greater siaughter among and fought against all his enemies on every the Philistines ?

side, against Moab, and against the children 31 | And they smote the Philistines that day of Ammon, and against Edum, and against from Miclimash lo Ajalon: and the people the kings of Zobali, and against the Philiswere very faint:

tives ; and whithersoever le turned himself, 32 And the people flew upon the spoil, and he vexed them. took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew 48 And he gathered an host, and smote the them on the ground : and the people did eat Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the them with the blood.

hands of them that spoiled them. 33 1 Then they told Saul, saying, Beheld, 19 9 Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, the people sin against the Lord, in that they and Ishui, and Melchi-shua: and the nama eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have trans- of his two daughters were these; the naine gressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. or the first-horn Merab, and the pame of the

31 And Saul said, Disperse yourselves younger Michal: among

thie people, and say unto them, Bring 50 And the name of Saul's wife ras Alime hitler every man his ox, and every mannoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz; and the his sheep, and stay them here, and eai ; and name of the captain of his lost, was Abuer, sin not against the Lorn in eating with the the son of Ner, Saul's uncle : blood. And all the people brought every 51 And Kish nous the later of Saul; and man his ox with him that night, and slew Ner, the father of Abner. was the son of Abiel them there.

52. And there was sore war against the Phi33 % And Saul huilt an altar unto the Lord; listines all the days of Saul; and when Saul the same was the first allar that he built un- saw any strong man, or any valiant man, le to the LORD.

look him unto hin, 36 9 And Saul said, Let us go ciown after

CHAP. XV. ene Philistines day night, and spoil them wil SATEL also said unto Saul The Lord the inorning-, let us not leave a man sent me to anoint thee to over his of them. And they said, !o whatsoever people, over Israel : now therefore bearien seemeth good unto thee. Then said the thou unto the voice of the words of the LURD). priest, Let us drax near hither unto God, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Irenent

37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall bei thut which Amalek did to Israe; how ne I go down after the Philistines ? wilt thou iaid rail for him in the way, wlica le came deliver them into the hand of Israel? But le up from Egypt. auswered him not that day.

3 Now go and smile Amalek, and utter :33 1 Aud Saul said, Draw ye near hither destioy all that they bave, and spare the all the chief of the people; and know and see not ; bui slay beti'man and woman, iwar wherein this sin baru been this day : and suckling, ox and sheep, camel aud as

33 For, as the Lori liveth, wliich saveth 4 And Saul gathered the people together Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he and numbered them in Telaim, iwo hundre sball surely die. But there uus uot a man thousand footinen, and ten thousand men among all the people that answered him. Judab.

10 Then said lie into all Israel, Be ye on 5 and Saul came to a city of Amalek, and one side, and I and Jonathan my sun will be laid wait in the valley. on the other side. And the people said unto 69 And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, Saul, Do what seemeth good unto thee. depart, get you down from among the Ama

* Therefore Saui saidmuto the Lord God lekites, lest I destroy you with them : fur ye si Israel, Give a perfecutot And Sauland Jo- sliewed himness io ali the children of tsrael alihan were taken: but the people escaped. when they came up out of i gypt. 30 ch

Kenites departed from among the Amalekires. 24 1 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sili.

7 1 And Saul sinote the Amalekites from neu: for I have transgressed the commandHavilalı until thou comest tu Shur, that is ment of the Lord, and thy words ; because over against Egypt.

I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. & And lie took Agag the king of the Ama- 23 Now therefore, ! pray thee, pardon my lekites alive, and utierly desiroyed all the sin, and turn again with me, tisat I may worpeople with the edge of the sword.

ship the Lord. y Bul Saul and the people spared Agag, 26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, return with tliee: for thou hast rejected the and of the fallings, and the lambs, and all word of the Lord, and the Lord batlı reject. that was good, aad would not utterly destroyed thee from being king over Israel. them : but every thing that was vile and re- 25 And as Samuel turned about to go a. fuse, that they destroyed uterly:

way, he laid hold upon the skirt of his inan 10 1 Ther came lie word of the Lori un-le, and it rent. to Samuel, saying,

28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD 11 It reperieth me that I have set np Saul hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee Lo be king: for he is turned back from follow- this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of ing me, and hath not performed iny com- thine, that is better inan thout. mandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he 29. And also the Strength of Israel will cried unto the Lord all night.

not lie nor repent: for lie is not a man, that 12 5 And when Samuel rose early to meet he should repent. Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, say- 30 Then he said, I have sinned ; yet honour ing, Saul came to i'armel, and, beluid, be me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my set lim up a place, and is gone about, and people, and before Israel, and turu again with passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. me, that I may worship ihe LORD thy God.

13 And Samuelcameto Saul: and Saul said 31 So Samue turned again after Saul; and anto hini, Blessed be thou of the LORD; llave Saul worshipped the LORD. performed the cominandment of the Lord. 32 1 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to

14 And Samuel said, What meanelh then me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And this bleat:sg of the shieep in mine cars, and Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag the lowing of the oxen which I hear? said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.

15 And Saul said, They have brought them 33 And Samuel said, As thy sword liath from the Amalekiles: for the people spared made women childless, so shall thy mother be the best of the slieep and of the oxen to sacri-childless among women. And Sámuel hewfice unto the Lord thy God; and the rest weed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal. bave utteriy destroyed.

31 Ilien Samuel went to Rainah : and 16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and Saul went up to hiz house to Gibeah of Saul. I will tell thee wliat the LORD hath said to me 35 And Samuel caine no inore to see Saul this night. And he said unto him, Say on. until the day of his deaths; nevertheless Sa.

17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little mue! mourned for Saul: and the Lord repenin ubine own sight, wast thicu pot made the ted that he bad made Saul king over Israel. head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD

CHAP. XVI. anointed thee king over Israel? 18 And the Loru sent thee on a journey, A ople Logo) said unto Samuel, How

long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing ! and said, Go and utterly destroy ile sinners have rejected him from reigning over Israel ? the Amalekiles, and figlie against them until Fili thine born with oil, and go, I will send they be consumed.

thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemile: for I have 19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the provided me a king among bis sons. yoice of the Lorn, but didst Ay upon the 2 And Samuel said, How can I go? If spoil

, and didst evil in the siglic of the LORD: Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD 20' And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have said, Take an heiler with thee, and say, I am obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone come to sacrifice to the Lord. the way which the Lorp seni ine, and have 3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have shew thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee 21 But the people look of the spoi', sheep 4 And Samuel did that which the LORD and oxen, the chici of the things whiirin should spake, and came to Beth-lehem; and the el. have been uiterly destroyed, io sacrifice unto ders of the town trembled at his coming, and the LORD thy God in Gilgal.

said, Comest thou peaceably? 2 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as 5 And he said, Peaceably : ! am come to great deligat in burnt-offerings and sacrifices sacrifice unto the LORD; sanctify yourselves, as in obeying the voice of the Lorn? Behold, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he to obey is beter than sacrifice, and to hearken sanctified Jesso and his sons, and called thens than the fat of rams.

to the sacrifice. 93 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,and 6 And it came to pass, when they were stubbornness is as iniquity and idolairy. Be- come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, cause thou hast rejected llie word of the Lorn), Surely the Lord's anointed is before him. he hath also rejected thee from being king. I 7 But the LORD said unto Sainuel, Luois

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CHAP. XVI!. bis ztature, because I have refused som for NO de Philistings

, gathered to the the LORD as man ; for inan their armies to battlegathered jooketh on the outward appearance, but the together at Shocnoh, which belongeth to Ju Lorp looketh on the beari.


, and pitclied belveen Shochoh and sze. 8 Then Jesse called Abinadah, and made kabı, in Eplies-duninim. kim pass before Samuel. And he said, Nei- And Saul and the men of Israel were ther hath the LORD chosen this.

gathered together, and pitched by the val9 Then Jesse made Sbammal to pass by. ley of Elah, and set the battle in ariay against And he said, Neither hala the Lorv chosen tie Philistines, this.

3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain 10 Again, Jesse made seven of liis sons to on the one side, and Israel stood on a mourpass belore Samuel. And Samuel said unto tain on the other side: and there was a vakay Jesse, The Lord latlı not chosen these. between them.

11 5 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here 4 1 And there went out a champion out of all thy children? And he said, There remain- the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of eth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. die sleep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Senu 5 And he had an leimel of brass tipon liis aud felch him: for we will not sil down till head; and he was armed with a coat of inail; he cojne hither.

and the weight of the coat was five thousand 12 And be sent and brought him in. Now shekels of brass : ine wus ruddy, and withal of a beautiful 6 And he had greaves of brass upon hisings, countenance, and goodly to look to. And and a target of brass between lois shoulders: die LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this 7 And he staff of hisspear ias like a wea. is he.

ver's beam; and his spear's head weighed sig 13 Then Samuel took the born of oil, and hundred sliekels of iron: and one bearing a anointed him in the midst of his brethren : shield went before himn. and the S;irit of the LORD came upon David 8 And he stood and cried into the armies of fron that day forward. So Samuel rose up Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come and went to Rauna'.

out to set your battle in array: Am not I a 14 ! But the Spirit of the LORD departed Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD a man for you, and let him come down to me. troubled liin.

9 If he be able to fight willi me, and to kil 15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Be- me, then will we be your servants : but it' ho!d now, an evil spirit from God troubleth prevail against him, and kill him, then sal thee:

ye be our servants, and serve us. 16 Let our lord now command thy servants, 10 And the Philistine said, I defy the ar which are belore thee, to seek out a man who mies of Israel this day; give me a man, tas is a conuing player on an harp: and it shall we may fight together. come to pass, when the evil spirit from God 11 When Saul and all Israel licard those is upon thee, that lie shall play with his band, words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and thou shall be well.

and greatly afraid. 17 And Sau' said unto his servants, Provide 12°Now David was the son of that Ephranic now a man that can play well, and bring thite of Beth-leiein-judatı, whose name was him to me.

Jesse; and he had eigla sons : and the mar 18 Then answered one of the servants, and went amung men for an old man in the day: said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the of Saul. Eetb-leliemite, that is cunning in playing and 13 And the thires eldest sons of Jesse wen u mighty valiant mau, and a man of war, and and followed Saul to the battle: and the name prudent in maiters, and a coinely person, and of liis iliree sons that went to the battie xen iae Lord is with him.

Eliab tlie first-born, and next uni bin Aly. 19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto nauab), and tie third Shammah. Jesse, and said, Send me David eny s011, 14 And David was the youngest: and the which is with the sheep.

tlsree eldest followed Saul. 0 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, 15 But David wont and returns frem Sau and a bottle of wine, aud a kid, and sent them w feed his father's sheep at Betli-lehu'm. by David luis son uno Saul.

16 and the Philiseine drew near morning. 21 And David came to Saul, and stood he- evening, and presented himselt forly days. fore bin: and he loved liim greatly; and he 17 And Jesse said unto Davininis son, Take becaine bis armour-bearer.

now for thy brethren an ephan vi this parch 22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let Da- ed corn, and these ten loaves, and run w the vid, ! pray thee, stan: before me, for lie hull camp to thy brethren. Tuund javour in my siglit.

Di And carry these ten cheeses unto the 2:3 And it came to pass, when the cril spirit captain of their thousand, and look liow thy froin God was upon Saul, that David took a brethre' sare, and take their polerige. haip, and played with his band : so Saul was 19 Now Saul, and they, itud allibie intens of retreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit Israel, were in the valley of slan, ngnting, departed irom him.

Twith ve Puistines.

CHAP. XVII. 30 1 And David rose up early in the morn-| livered me out of the paw of the lion, and of ing, and left the sheep withi a keeper, and took, of the paw of the bear, be will deliver me ont and went, as Jesse had commanded binn: and of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said he came to the trencli, as the host was going unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle. 38 1 And Saul armed David with his ar

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put inour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his the battle in array, arıny against army. head; also he armed him with a coat of mail,

42 And David left his carriage in the hard 39 And l'avid girded liis sword upon his of the keeper of the carriage and ran into the armour, and he assaved to go ; for be liad vol army, and came and saluted his brethren. proved it. And David said unto Sanl, I can.

23 And as he talked with them, behold, not go with these: for I have not proved them. tbere came up the champion (the Philistine of And David put them off him. Gath, Goliath by name) out of the armies of 40 And he took his staff in his hand, and the Philistines, and spake according to the chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, same words. and David heard them. and put them in a sliepherd's bag which lie

24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw bad, even in a scrip; and liis sling was iv his the man, Aed from bim, and were sore afraid. hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen 41 And the Philistine came on, and drew this man that is come up ? surely to de!ý Israel near unto David; and the man that bare s he come up: and it shall be, that the man the shield went before him.

! who killeth him, the ki:'g will enrich him with 42 And when the Philistine looked about and great riches, and will give him luis daughter, saw David, he disdained him; for he was but and make his father's house free in Israel. a youth, and ruddy, andor'a fair countevance.

26 And David spake to the men that stood 43 and the Philistine said unto David, Am by him, saving, What shall be done to the I a dog, that thou comest to me will saves ? man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh and the Philistine cursed David by liis gods. away the reproach from Israel? for who is 44 And the Philistine said to David, Come this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls defy the armies of the living God?

of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 27 And the people answered him after this 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thiou manner, saying, So shall it be done to the comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, man that killeth lim.

and with a shield; but I coine to thee in the 28 9 And Eliab his eldest brotlier heard name of the Lorn of hosts, the God of the when he spake unto the men: and Eliab's armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. anger was kindled against David, and he said, 46 This day will the LORD deliver thee Why cainest thou down hither? and with into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and whom last thou left those few sheep in the take thine liead from thee: and I will give wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naugh- the carcases of the host of the Philistines this tiness of thine lieart; for thou art come down day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild that thou miglitest see the battle.

beasts of the earth; that all the eart! may 29 And David said, What have I now know that there is a God in Israel. done? Is there not a cause."

47 And all this assembly shall know that 30 I And be turned from him toward the Lord saveth not witli sword and spear: another, and spake after the same manner: for the battle is the Lord's, and lie will and the people answered him again after the give you into our hands. former inanner.

43 And it came to pass, when the Philir31 And when the words were heard which tine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David spake, they rehearsed them before David, that David hasted, and ran towara Saul; and he sent for liin.

the arıny to meet the Philistine. 32'! And David said w Saul, Let no mau's 49 And David put his hand in his bag, and heart fail because of him; thy servant will look thence a stone, and slang il, and smole go and figlit with this Philistine.

the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not sunk into luis forehead; and lie fell upon his able to go against this Philistine to fight with face to the earth. hiin : for thou art biu a youth, and le a man 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine of war froin his youth.

with a sling and with a stone, and smote the 31 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant Philistine, and slew him ; but there was no kept liis father's sheep, and there caine a lion sword in the land of David : and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock. 51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon

35 And I went out after him, and smote the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew bim, and delivered it out of his inouth ; aud it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and when he arose against me, I cangiit him by cut off his head therewith. And when the his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Philistines saw their champion was dead,

36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the they fed. bear; and this uncircuincised Philistine sliall 52 1 And the men of Israel and of Judah he as one of them, seeing he bath defied the arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philis. armies of the living God.

tines, until thou crine to the valley, and to 37 David said moreover, The Lord that de- ule gales of Ekron: and the wounded of the 219


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