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ii In God have I put my Trust: I will not be afraid what Man can do unto me,

12 Thy Vows are upon me, O God: I will render Praises unto thee.

13 For thou hast delivered my Soul from Death : wilt not thou deliver my Feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the Light of the Living

CH A P. XXII.

| Companies refort to David at Adullam. 9 Doeg accuseth

Abimelech, il Saul commandeth to kill the Priests.

Ver. T AVID c therefore

PSA L. CXLII. departed thence,

Maschil of David; a Prayer when he

was in the Cave. and escaped to the Cave A- I Cried unto the Lord with my dullam : and when his Bre- | Voice : with my Voice unto the thren, and all his Father's thron and all his father's LORD did I make my Supplication.

2 I poured out my Complaint beHouse heard it, they went fore him ; I Dhewed before him my down thither to him.

Trouble.

3 When my Spirit was overwhelm2 And every One that was

ed within me, then thou knewest my in Distress, and every One Path : in the Way wherein I walked, that was in Debt, and every have they privily laid a Snare for One that was discontented,

4 I looked on my Right Hand, gathered themselves unto him, and beheld, but there was no Man and he became a Captain over

that would know me; Refuge failed

me; no Man cared for my Soul. them : and there were with

s I cried unto thee, O Lord, I him about four hundred Men. said, Thou art my Refuge, and my 3 And David went thence

Portion in the Land of the Living.

.6 Attend unto my Cry, for I am to Mizpeh of Moab : and he brought very low : deliver me from said unto the King of Moab, my Persecutors, for they are stronger Let my Father and my Mo-.'

: 7 Bring my Şoul out of Prison, ther, I pray thee, come forth, that I may praite thy Name : the and be with you till I know Righteous Thall compass me about ; what God will do for me. for thou lhalt deal bountifully with

4 And he brought them before the King of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the Hold.

5 And the Prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the Hold, depart, and get thee into the Land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the Forest of Hareth.

6 When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the Men that were with him (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a Tree in Ramah, having his Spear in his Hand, and all his Scrvants were standing about him.)

Then 7 Then Saul said unto his Servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites, Will the Son of Jeffe give every one of you Fields, and Vineyards, and make you all Captains of Thousands, and Captains of Hundreds.

8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my Son hath made a League with the Son of Jesle, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my Son hath stirred up my Servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this Day? 9 d Then answered Doeg

d PSA L. LII. the Edomite (which was to the chief Musician, Maschil, a fet over the Servants of Saul) Psalm of David, when Doeg the

's and said, I saw the Son of

Edomire told Saul, and said unto

him, David is come to the House Tefle coming to Nob, to A- of Ahimelech. himelech the Son of Ahitub. nimelech the son of Áhitub W H Y boasteft thou thyself in

W Mischief, o mighty Man? the • 10 And he enquired of the GOODNESS of GoD endureth CONTILord for him : and gave him NUALLY. Viêtuals. and gave him the ... 2 Thy Tongue deviseth Mischiefs:

like a sharp Razor, working deceitSword of Goliah the Phili- fully. stine.

3 Thou loveft Evil more than u Then the King sent to

font to Good : and Lying rather than to

speak Righteousness. call Animelech the Priest the '4 Thou loveft all devouring Words, Son of Ahitub, and all his O thou deceitful Tongue. Father's House, the Priests

s God shall likewise destroy thee

for ever, he shall take thee away, and that were in Nob : and they pluck thee out of thy Dwelling-place, came all of them to the King. and root thee out of the Land of the

Living. 12 And Saul said, Hear

6 The Righteous also shall see, now, thou Son of Ahitub : and fear, and shall laugh at him. And he answered, Here I am, 7 Lo, this is the man that made

not God his Strength : but trufted in my Lord.

the abundance of his Riches, and 13 And Saul said unto him, strengthened himself in his WickedWhy have ye conspired a- nels..

& But I am like a green Olive-tree gainst me, thou and the Son in the House of God: I trust in the of Jesse, in that thou hast gi- Mercy of God for ever and ever. ven him Bread, and a Sword, word Khim Rread and a Sword 9 I will praise thee for ever, be

cause thou haft done it : and I will and hast enquired of God for wait on thy Name, for it is good behim, that he should rise against fore thy Saints. me, to lie in wait as at this Day?

14 Then Ahimelech answered the King, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy Servants, as David, which is the King's Son-in-law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine House?

15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? bę it

far

far from me : let not the King impute any thing unto his Servant, nor to all the House of my Father : for thy Seryant knew nothing of all this, less or more.

16 And the King faid, Thou Malt surely die, Ahimelech, thou and all thy Father's House.

17 And the King said unto the Foot-men that stood about him, Turn and slay the Priests of the LORD ; because their Hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the Servants of the King would not put forth their Hand to fall upon the Priests of the Lord.

18 And the King said to Doeg, Turn thou and fall upon the Priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he sell upon the Priests, and flew on that Day fourscore and five Persons that did wear a linen Ephod.

19 And Nob the City of the Pricsts, smote he with the Edge of the Sword, both Men and Women, Children and Sucklings, and Oxen, and Alles, and Sheep, with the Edge of the Sword.

20 And one of the Sons of Abimelech the Son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.

21 And Abiathar fhewed David, that Saul had slain the Lord's Priests.

22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that Day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul : I have occasioned the Death of all the Persons of thy Father's House.

23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that secketh my Life, seeketh thy Life : but with me thou shalt be in Safeguard.

CH A P. XXIII. David enquiring of the Lord, rescueth Keilah : 7 God mewing bim Saul's coming, and th¢ Treachery of the Keilites,

be escapeth from Keilah. Ver. 1 THEN they told David, saying, Behold, the

I Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the Threshing-floors.

2 Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

3 And David's Men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah : how much more then if we come to Keilah againft the Armies of the Philistines ?

4 Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah ; for I will deliver the Philistinės into thine Hand.

s So David and his Men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their Cattle, and smote them with a great Slaughter : So David saved the Inhabitants of Keilah.

6 And it came to pass when Abiathar the Son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an

phod in his hand to Keilah, en Abiathar thea

7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah : and Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine Hand ; for he is shut in, by entring into a Town that hath Gates and Bars.

8 And Saul called all the People together to War, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his Men.

9 And David knew that Saul secretly practised Mischief against him ; and he said to Abiathar the Priest, Bring hither the Ephod.

10 Then faid David, O LORD God of Israel, thy Servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the City for my Sake.

I Will the Men of Keilah deliver me up into his Hand ? will Saul come down as thy Servant hath heard ? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy Servant. And the LORD said, He will come down..

12 Then said David, Will the Men of Keilah deliver me and my Men into the Hand of Saul ? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.

13 Then David and his Men which were about fix hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go : and it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah, and he forbare to go forth.

14 And David abode in the Wilderness in strong Holds, and remained in a Mountain in the Wilderness of Ziph : and Saul sought him every Day, but God delivered him not into his Hand.

15 And David law that Saul was come out to seek his Life : and David was in the Wilderness of Ziph in a Wood.

16 And Jonathan Saul's Son arose, and went to David into the Wood, and strengthened his Hand in God.

17 And he said unto him, Fear not : for the Hand of Saul my Father shall not find thee, and thou shalt be King over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee ; and that also Saul my Father knoweth.

'18 And they two made a Covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the Wood, and Jonathan went to his House.

he unthe 19 . Then came up the

PSA L. LIV.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, Ziphites to Saur to Gibeall, Maschil, a Psalm of David, when the saying, Doth not David hide Ziphims came and said to Saul, doth himself with us in strong Holds not David hide himself with us? in the Wood, in the Hill of S

vc Ave me, O God, by thy NAME,

and judge me by thy STRENGTH. Hachilah, which is on the 2 Hear my Prayer, O God; Give South of Jeshimon?

Ear to the Words of my Mouth.

3 For Strangers are risen up against 20 Now therefore, o me, and Oppressors seck after my King, come down, accor- Soul ; they have not set God before

them. ding to all the Desire of thy

4 Behold, God is mine HELPER: Soul to come down, and our the Lord is with them that uphold Part shall be to deliver him my Soul. into the King's Hand.

's He shall reward Evil unto mine

Enemies; cut them off in thy Truth. 21 And Saul said, Bleflcd 6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee; be ye of the LORD ; for ye I will praise thy Name, O LORD, for haye Compassion on me.

it is good.

For he hath DELIVER'd me out 22 Go, I pray you, pre- of all TROUBLE: and mine Eye hath pare yet, and know and see Teen his Delire upon mine Enemies. his place where his Haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly,

23 See therefore and take Knowledge of all the lurking Places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the Certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the Land, that I will search him out throughout all the Thousands of Judah.

24 And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul : but David and his Men were in the Wilderness of Maon, in the Plain on the South of Jeshimon.

25 Saul alfo and his Men went to seek him; and they told David: wherefore he came down into a Rock, and abode in the Wilderness of Maon: and when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the Wilderness of Maon.

26 And Saul went on this side of the Mountain, and David and his Men on that side of the Mountain ; and Da

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