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David recovereth the spoil.


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B.C. | 10 But David pursued, he and four the people that were with him: and B.C. about 1056. hundred men : & for two hundred abode when David came near to the people, about 1056.

behind, which were so faint that he ll saluted them. & ver. 21.

ll Or, asked they could rot go over the brook. 22 Then answered all the wicked

them how Besor. men, and men of Belial, of † those they did,

Judg. 18. 15. 11 | And they found an Egyptian that went with David, and said, Be- 1 + Heb men in the field, and brought him to cause they went not with us, we • Deut. 13. 13. David, and gave him bread, and he will not give them aught of the

Judg. 19. 22. did eat; and they made him drink spoil that we have recovered, save water;

to every man his wife and his chil12 And they gave him a piece of dren, that they may lead them away,

a cake of figs, and two clusters of and depart.
h So Judg. 15. raisins: and h when he had eaten, his 23 Then said David, Ye shall not
19. ch. 14. 27.

spirit came again to him: for he had do so, my brethren, with that which
eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, the LORD hath given us, who hath
three days and three nights.

preserved us, and delivered the com-
13 And David said unto him, Topany that came against us into our
whom belongest thou ? and whence art | hand.
thou? And he said, I am a young 24 For who will hearken unto you
man of Egypt, servant to an Amalek- in this matter? but Pas his part is Sec Num..

31.27. Josh. ite; and my master left me, because that goeth down to the battle, so shall 22.8. three days agone I fell sick.

his part be that tarrieth by the stuff : 14 We made an invasion upon the they shall part alike. i ver. 16. south of ithe Cherethites, and upon 25 And it was so from that day 2 Sam. 8. 18. 1 Kings 1.38, the coast which belongeth to Judah, + forward, that he made it a statute + Heb. and

forward. 44. Ez. 25.16. and upon the south of K Caleb; and and an ordinance for Israel unto this Zeph. 2. 5. k Josh. 14. 13. we burned Ziklag with fire.

& 15. 13. 15 And David said to him, Canst 26 | And when David came to Zik-

thou bring me down to this com-lag, he sent of the spoil unto the
pany? And he said, Swear unto me elders of Judah, even to his friends,
by God, that thou wilt neither kill saying, Behold a t present for you f Heb, blessa
me, nor deliver me into the hands of the spoil of the enemies of the

Gen. 33. 11. of my master, and I will bring thee LORD;

ch. 25. 27. down to this company.

27 To them which were in Beth-el, 16 | And when he had brought him and to them which were in south 9 Josh. 19. 8.

down, behold, they were spread abroad Ramoth, and to them which were in 11 Thess. 5.3. | upon all the earth, 'eating and drink- Jattir,

r Josh. 15. 48.
ing, and dancing, because of all the 28 And to them which were in $ Aroer, s Josh. 13. 16.
great spoil that they had taken out and to them which were in Siphmoth,
of the land of the Philistines, and out and to them which were in + Eshte- t Josh. 15. 50.
of the land of Judah.

17 And David smote them from 29 And to them which were in

the twilight even unto the evening Rachal, and to them which were in † Heb, their of + the next day: and there escaped the cities of u the Jerahmeelites, and u ch. 27. 10.

not a man of them, save four hundred to them which were in the cities of
young men, which rode upon camels, the *Kenites,

x Judg. 1. 16. and fled.

30 And to them which were in v Hor- y Judg. 1. 17. 18 And David recovered all that the mah, and to them which were in ChorAmalekites had carried away: and ashan, and to them which were in David rescued his two wives.

Athach, 19 And there was nothing lacking | 31 And to them which were in to them, neither small nor great, 2 Hebron, and to all the places where z Josh. 14. 13.

2 Sam. 2. 1. neither sons nor daughters, neither David himself and his men were wont

spoil, nor any thing that they had to haunt.
m ver. 8. taken to them: m David recovered

20 And David took all the flocks Saul's army defeated. 2 His sons slain. 4 He and

his armourbearer kill themselves. 7 The Philis-
and the herds, which they drave be-

tines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites. 8 fore those other cattle, and said, This They triumph over the dead bodies of Saul and his

sons. 11 The men of Jabesh-gilead recover the bodis David's spoil.

ies by night, burn them, and bury their bones at ver. 10. 21 | And David came to the ntwo Jabesh.

hundred men, which were so faint NTOWathe Philistines foughtagainst a 1 Chr. 10. that they could not follow David, TV Israel: and the men of Israel

1-12. whom they had made also to abide fled from before the Philistines, and at the brook Besor: and they went fell down ll slain in mount Gilboa. Or, wounded. forth to meet David, and to meet! 2 And the Philistines followed hard b ch. 28. 4.


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B. C. 1056.

1 I took the crown that was upon his B. C. 1056.
An Amalekite, bringing tidings of the overthrow of head, and the bracelet that was on
the Israelites, and claiming to have slain Saul, is
put to death. 17 David's lamentation over Saul

his arm, and have brought them hith-
and Jonathan.

er unto my lord.
N OW it came to pass after the 11 Then David took hold on his

W death of Saul, when David was clothes, and rent them; and like-ch. 3. 81. & a 1 Sam. 30.17, returned from a the slaughter of the wise all the men that were with

Amalekites, and David had abode two him :
days in Ziklag;

12 And they mourned, and wept, 2 It came even to pass on the third and fasted until even, for Saul, and b ch. 4. 10. day, that, behold, bà man came out for Jonathan his son, and for the peoc1 Sam. 4. 12 of the camp from Saul with his ple of the LORD, and for the house

clothes rent, and earth upon his head : of Israel ; because they were fallen
and so it was, when he came to Da- by the sword.
vid, that he fell to the earth, and did 13 | And David said unto the young

| man that told him, Whence art thou?
3 And David said unto him, From And he answered, I am the son of a
whence comest thou? And he said stranger, an Amalekite.
unto him, Out of the camp of Israel | 14 And David said unto him, h How b Num. 12. 8.
am I escaped.
wast thou not iafraid to kstretch forth i 1 Sam. 31. 4.

k 1 Sam. 24. 6. † Heb. What | 4 And David said unto him, + How thine hand to destroy the Lord's an- ! *& 26.-19. PS: was, &c. 1 Sam. 4. 16.

105. 15. went the matter? I pray thee, tell ointed ? me. And he answered, That the 15 And David called one of the 1 ch. 4. 10, 12. people are fled from the battle, and young men, and said, Go near, and many of the people also are fallen fall upon him. And he smote him and dead; and Saul and Jonathan that he died. his son are dead also.

16 And David said unto him, m Thy m1 Sam. 26.9.

1 Kings 2. 32, 5 And David said unto the young blood be upon thy head; for n thy 33, 37. man that told him, How knowest mouth hath testified against thee, a ver. 10.

Luke 19. 22.
thou that Saul and Jonathan his son saying, I have slain the Lord's an-
be dead?

6 And the young man that told him 17 | And David lamented with this

said, As I happened by chance upon lamentation over Saul and over Jonad 1 Sam. 31. 1. Id mount Gilboa, behold, e Saul lean- | than his son: e See 1 Sam. 1 ed upon his spear; and, lo, the chari- | 18 (°Also he bade them teach the ° 1 Sam. 31. 3. 31.2, 3, 4.

ots and horsemen followed hard after children of Judah the use of the bow:p Josh. 10. 13.
behold, it is written Pin the book ll of || Or, of the

upright. y And when he looked behind him, Jasher :)

he saw me, and called unto me. And | 19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon + Heb. Behold | I answered, + Here am I.

thy high places : 4 how are the migh-q ver. 27. 8 And he said unto me, Who art | ty fallen! thou? And I answered him, I am! 20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it | -1 Sam. 31. 9.

Mic. 1. 10. an Amalekite.

not in the streets of Ashkelon ; lest See Judg. 16. 9 He said unto me again, Stand, Is the daughters of the Philistines re- l.

s See Ex. 15. pray thee, upon me, and slay me : joice, lest the daughters of the un

20. Judg. 11. ll Or, my coat for languish is come upon me, be- circumcised triumph.

34. 1 Sam. 13. of mail, or, my embroid

broid cause my life is yet whole in me. 21 Ye u mountains of Gilboa, lett i Sam. 31. 4. ered coat hin. 10 So I stood upon him, and fslew there be no dew, neither let there be u 1 Sam. 31. 1. dereth me, that my, &c? him, because I was sure that he could rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: So Judg: 5 f Judg. 9. 54. not live after that he was fallen : and for there the shield of the mighty is | 4. Jer. 20. 14.

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