David

David

 
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  • Saul didn't say anything about it that day, for he said to himself, "Something must have made David ceremonially unclean. Yes, that must be why he's not here." - 1 Samuel 20:26


  • But when David's place was empty again the next day, Saul asked Jonathan, "Why hasn't the son of Jesse been here for dinner either yesterday or today?" - 1 Samuel 20:27


  • Saul boiled with rage at Jonathan. "You stupid son of a whore!"* he swore at him. "Do you think I don't know that you want David to be king in your place, shaming yourself and your mother?1 - 1 Samuel 20:30


  • Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan, intending to kill him. So at last Jonathan realized that his father was really determined to kill David. - 1 Samuel 20:33


  • Jonathan left the table in fierce anger and refused to eat all that day, for he was crushed by his father's shameful behavior toward David. - 1 Samuel 20:34


  • He, of course, didn't understand what Jonathan meant; only Jonathan and David knew. - 1 Samuel 20:39


  • As soon as the boy was gone, David came out from where he had been hiding near the stone pile.* Then David bowed to Jonathan with his face to the ground. Both of them were in tears as they embraced each other and said good-bye, especially David.2 - 1 Samuel 20:41


  • At last Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have made a pact in the LORD's name. We have entrusted each other and each other's children into the LORD's hands forever." Then David left, and Jonathan returned to the city. - 1 Samuel 20:42


  • David went to the city of Nob to see Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech trembled when he saw him. "Why are you alone?" he asked. "Why is no one with you?" - 1 Samuel 21:1


  • "The king has sent me on a private matter," David said. "He told me not to tell anyone why I am here. I have told my men where to meet me later. - 1 Samuel 21:2


  • "Don't worry," David replied. "I never allow my men to be with women when they are on a campaign. And since they stay clean even on ordinary trips, how much more on this one!" - 1 Samuel 21:5


  • David asked Ahimelech, "Do you have a spear or sword? The king's business was so urgent that I didn't even have time to grab a weapon!" - 1 Samuel 21:8


  • "I only have the sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah," the priest replied. "It is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. Take that if you want it, for there is nothing else here." "There is nothing like it!" David replied. "Give it to me!" - 1 Samuel 21:9


  • So David escaped from Saul and went to King Achish of Gath. - 1 Samuel 21:10


  • But Achish's officers weren't happy about his being there. "Isn't this David, the king of the land?" they asked. "Isn't he the one the people honor with dances, singing, `Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?" - 1 Samuel 21:11


  • David heard these comments and was afraid of what King Achish might do to him. - 1 Samuel 21:12


  • So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and other relatives joined him there. - 1 Samuel 22:1
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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