David

David

 
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  • "God has surely handed your enemy over to you this time!" Abishai whispered to David. "Let me thrust that spear through him. I'll pin him to the ground, and I won't need to strike twice!" - 1 Samuel 26:8


  • "No!" David said. "Don't kill him. For who can remain innocent after attacking the LORD's anointed one? - 1 Samuel 26:9


  • So David took the spear and jug of water that were near Saul's head. Then he and Abishai got away without anyone seeing them or even waking up, because the LORD had put Saul's men into a deep sleep. - 1 Samuel 26:12


  • David climbed the hill opposite the camp until he was at a safe distance. - 1 Samuel 26:13


  • "Well, Abner, you're a great man, aren't you?" David taunted. "Where in all Israel is there anyone as mighty? So why haven't you guarded your master the king when someone came to kill him? - 1 Samuel 26:15


  • Saul recognized David's voice and called out, "Is that you, my son David?" And David replied, "Yes, my lord the king. - 1 Samuel 26:17


  • "Here is your spear, O king," David replied. "Let one of your young men come over and get it. - 1 Samuel 26:22


  • And Saul said to David, "Blessings on you, my son David. You will do heroic deeds and be a great conqueror." Then David went away, and Saul returned home. - 1 Samuel 26:25


  • But David kept thinking to himself, "Someday Saul is going to get me. The best thing for me to do is escape to the Philistines. Then Saul will stop hunting for me, and I will finally be safe." - 1 Samuel 27:1


  • So David took his six hundred men and their families and went to live at Gath under the protection of King Achish. - 1 Samuel 27:2


  • David brought his two wives along with him--Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal's widow. - 1 Samuel 27:3


  • Word soon reached Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he stopped hunting for him. - 1 Samuel 27:4


  • One day David said to Achish, "If it is all right with you, we would rather live in one of the country towns instead of here in the royal city." - 1 Samuel 27:5


  • David and his men spent their time raiding the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites--people who had lived near Shur, along the road to Egypt, since ancient times. - 1 Samuel 27:8


  • David didn't leave one person alive in the villages he attacked. He took the sheep, cattle, donkeys, camels, and clothing before returning home to see King Achish. - 1 Samuel 27:9


  • "Where did you make your raid today?" Achish would ask. And David would reply, "Against the south of Judah, the Jerahmeelites, and the Kenites." - 1 Samuel 27:10


  • Achish believed David and thought to himself, "By now the people of Israel must hate him bitterly. Now he will have to stay here and serve me forever!" - 1 Samuel 27:12
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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