Keilah

Keilah

 
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  • Keilah, Aczib, and Mareshah--nine towns with their surrounding villages. - Joshua 15:44


  • One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. - 1 Samuel 23:1


  • David asked the LORD, "Should I go and attack them?" "Yes, go and save Keilah," the LORD told him. - 1 Samuel 23:2


  • But David's men said, "We're afraid even here in Judah. We certainly don't want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!" - 1 Samuel 23:3


  • So David asked the LORD again, and again the LORD replied, "Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines." - 1 Samuel 23:4


  • So David and his men went to Keilah. They slaughtered the Philistines and took all their livestock and rescued the people of Keilah. - 1 Samuel 23:5


  • Abiathar the priest went to Keilah with David, taking the ephod with him to get answers for David from the LORD. - 1 Samuel 23:6


  • Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. "Good!" he exclaimed. "We've got him now! God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself in a walled city!" - 1 Samuel 23:7


  • So Saul mobilized his entire army to march to Keilah and attack David and his men. - 1 Samuel 23:8


  • And David prayed, "O LORD, God of Israel, I have heard that Saul is planning to come and destroy Keilah because I am here. - 1 Samuel 23:10


  • Will the men of Keilah surrender me to him?* And will Saul actually come as I have heard? O LORD, God of Israel, please tell me." And the LORD said, "He will come."1 - 1 Samuel 23:11


  • Again David asked, "Will these men of Keilah really betray me and my men to Saul?" And the LORD replied, "Yes, they will betray you." - 1 Samuel 23:12


  • So David and his men--about six hundred of them now--left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. Word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn't go to Keilah after all. - 1 Samuel 23:13


  • Hodiah's wife was the sister of Naham. One of her sons was the father of Keilah the Garmite, and another was the father of Eshtemoa the Maacathite. - 1 Chronicles 4:19


  • Next was a group of Levites working under the supervision of Rehum son of Bani. Then came Hashabiah, the leader of half the district of Keilah, who supervised the building of the wall on behalf of his own district. - Nehemiah 3:17
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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