Page images
PDF
EPUB

Send and fetch him: for we
will not fit down till be
come hither.
r2

12 And he fent and brought him in, Now he wasruddy, and withal ofa beautiful conntenance,and goodly to look.to, And the LORD Cid, Arife, anoint him for this is he.

13 Then Samirel took the horn of oyl, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren and the spirit of the LORD came upon Da vid, from that day for. ward: fo Samuel.rofe up and went to Ramah,,

14 Bu he fpirit of the LORD departed fromsant, and an evil fpirir from the Lord troubled him,

14 And Sauls fervants 1aid unto bim,Behold now an evil spirit from God troubleth thee:.

faying, Let David, I pray thee, ftand before me: for he hath found favour in my fight.

21 And it came to pafs when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that Davidrook an harp, and played with his hand: fo Saul was refrethed, 8e was well, and the evil fpirit departed from him

CHAP XVII. Now the Philistines ga

thered together their armies to ba tel, and were gathered together at Sho choli, which belongeth to Judah, & pitched between Shochob and Azekah, in Ephefdammim,

161,et our lord now command thy fervants which are thee, to feek out

2 And Saul and the men of Ifrael were gathered.co gether, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and fet the barrel in aray against the Pbilines.

3 And the Phillines

a man who is a cunning, then a mountain on

player on an barp: and I thal come to gals when the evil fpirit from God is up. onthee, that Real play with his hand, and thon, mair be rel...

17 And Saul faid unto his fervants, Provide me, now a man tha can play well, and bring him to me: 18 Then anfwered one of the fervants, and faid, Be. hold, I have feen a ton of Jefle the Beth Jehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighry variant man. and a mano war, and prudent in matters, & a come ly perfon, and the LORD is with him

19 Wherefore Sant fent meffeager unto Jeff, and faid,fend meDavidchyfon, which is with the heep.

[ocr errors]

one, flood on a mountain on the other fide: and there was a valley betweeenthem

4 And there came out a champion our of the camp o the Philifines, named Gollatha, of Gath, whofe height was fix cu.. bits and a pan

5 And he had an helmet obras upon his head,and he was armed with a coat of of mail and the weight of the coat was five taous fand hekels of brass.

6 And be had greaves of brafs upon his legs, and a target of brass between his thoulders.

And the ftaff of his fpear was like a weavers beam, and bis fpears head weighed fix hundredfiekels of iron: and one bearing 20 And Jeffe rook an afs a fhield, went before himladen with bread, and a 8 And he flood and cried bottel of wine, and a kid, unto the armies of Irael, and fent them by David his and faid unto them, Why fon unto SaulOr are ye come out to fet jou? 21 And David came to barrel in aray? am not I Saul,and food before him; a Philistine, and ye ferand he loved him greatly, vants to Saul? choofe you and he became bis armour a man for you, and let him bearer, come down to me.

22 And Saul fent to Jeffe

91f

[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors]

Lines!

er the

[ocr errors]

rit f

9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your fervants, but if I prevail a gain him, and kill him, then hal ye be our fer vants, and terveus.

10 And the Philistine faid, I defie the armies of Ifrael this day; give me a man, that we may fight together When saul & allIfrael heard thofe words of the Phillftine, they were difd. mayed, and greatly afraid 12 T Now David was the fon of that Ephrathite of Bech lehem-judah, whofe name was Jeffe, and he had eight fons: and the man went among menfor an old rdman inhe days of Saul..

[ocr errors]

13 And the three eldeft fons of Jeffe went, ana followed saul to the barrel, and the names of his three fons that went to battel, mere Eliab, the firft born, and next unto him,Abina dab, and the third Sham mah.

14 And David was the youngest and the three cldeft followed Saul.

15 But David went, and returned from Saul;to feed his fathers theep at Beth lehem.

16 And the Philiftine drew near, morning, and evening, and prefented himfelf fourty days

17 And Jelle faid unto David his fon, Take now for thy brethren,an ephah of this parched carn, and thefe rén loaves, & run to the camp to thy brethren. TS And carry there reh cheefes unto the captain of their thotfand, and look how thy brethren fare,and take theirpledge,

19 Now Sant, and they, and all the men of Ifrael were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philifines.

20 And David rofe up early in the morning, and left the theep with a keep er, and took, and went, as Jeffe had commanded him and he came to the trench. asrlic boft was going forth

[ocr errors]

to the fight, and fhouted for the battel.

21 For Ifrael and the Philidines had put the battel in aray, army a-. gain army,

22 And David left his catriage in the hand ofthekeepers of the carriage, and ran into the army,and came and faluted his. brethren..

23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came. up the champion (the Philiftine ot Garn, Goliath by name) our of the armies. of the Philiftines, and. fpake according to the fame words and David heard m.

24 And all the men of Ifrael, when they faw the man, fled from him, and were fore afraid.

25 And the men of Ifracl faid,Have ye feen this man that is come up? furely to defie Ifrael is he come up: and it dalbe that the man. who killeth him, the king witlenrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his fathers house free in. Ifrael.

26 And David spake to the men that stood by him fa, ing, What thai be done to the man that killeth this Philiftine, and takethi away the reproach from Ifrael? for wo is this uncircumcifed Philifine, that he thould defie the ar.. mies of the living God?

27. And the people an fwered him after this man. ner, laying, so that it be done to the man that kil leth him.

28 And Eliab his eldeft brother heard when he fpake unto the men and Eliabs anger was kindled against David, and he fald, Why cameft thou down, hither? and with whom haft thou left thefe few theep in the wilderness? I. know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart for thou art come down, that thou mighteft fee tha barcel Q5 29 And

20 And David faids what he had not proved it: and have I now done? Is there David faid unto Saul, I nor a caufe? cannot go with these; for 30 And he turned from I have not proved them. him towards another,and And David put them off fpake after the fame man him.. ner and the people anfwered bim again atter the former manner.

3 And when the words were heard which David fpake, they rehearfed them before Saul: and he fent for him.

32 And David faid to Saul, Let no mans heart fail because of him; thy fervant will go and fight with this Philiftine.

33 And Saul fald to Da. vid, Thou art not able to go against this Philiftine to fight with him for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

34 And David fald unto Saul. Thy fervant kept his fathers meep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

35 And I went out after him, and fmote him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arofe againft me, I caught btm by his beard, and fmote him, and flew him..

36 Thy fervant flew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcifed Pailiftine thal be as one of them, feing he hath defied the armies of the living

God

[blocks in formation]

40 And he took his staff in his hand,and chose him five fmooth-ftones out of the brook, and put them in a fhepherds bag, whica he had, even in a fcripe and his fling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

41 And the Philifine came on and drew near unto David, and the man that bare the shield went before him.

42 And when the Phili ftine looked abour andfaw David, he difdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

43 And the Phili line faid anto David, Am I a dog, that thou comeft to me with ftaves: and the Phi liftine curfed David by bis gods.

44 And the Philiftine faid to David,Come to me, and Iwill give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beafts of the field..

45 Then faid David to the Philiftine, Thou co. meft to me with afword, and with a fpear and with a fhield; but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Ifrael, whom thou haft defied.

46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand,and I will smite thee, and take thine head. from thee, and I will give the carcafes of the hott of the PhiliAines this day. nato the fowls of the sir, and to the wild beasts of the earth; thar all the earth mayknow that there is a God in Ifraeli

47 And all this affembly faai know, that the Lord. faveth not with fword and fpear: for the barrel is the LORDS, and he will give you into our hands.

48 And it came to pafs when the Philiftine arofe, and came anddrew nigh to meet David, that David hafted, and ran toward the armyto meet thePhiliftine, 4 And David put as hand in his bag, and took thence a tone, and flang I,and more the Philistine in his forehead, that the ftone fank into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Pallidines with a fing and with a flone, and fmore the Philiftine and flew him burdere was no is fword in the hand of David.

[ocr errors]

51 Therefore David ran and ftood upon the Phili. ftine, and took his fword, and drew it out of the fheath thereof, and flew him, and cut off his head therewith, And when the Philifines faw theircham pion was dead, they fled.

52 And the men of Ifrael and of Judah arofe, and fhouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron: and the wounded of the PhiliRizes fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

53 And the children of Ifrael returned from chafe ing after the Philifines, & they spoiled their tents. 54 And David took the head of the Philiftine, and brought it to Jerufa. lem: but he put his armour

in his rent.

55 And when Saul faw David go forth against the Philifine, he fald anto Abner the captain of the hoft, Abner, whofe fon is this youth? And Abner faid, As thy foul, liveth, Oking, I cannor

cell.

56 And the king fald, Enquire thou whofe fon the tripling is.

57. And as David retur. ned from the laughter of the Philiftine, Abner took him, and brought him bey

fore Saul.with the head of the PaillAlnein bis hand.

S And Saul fald to him, Whofe fon art thou, dose young man? And David aufwered, I am the fon of. thy fervant Jeffe the Beth lehemite.

CHAP. XVIII.

ANd it came to pafs when had made an end of fpeaking unto Saul, that, the foul of Jonatban was knit with the foul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own foul.

And Saul took him that day, and would let, him go no more home to his fathers house.

3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant.. becaufe he loved him as his own foul.

4 And Jonathan ftript himfelf of the robe that waupon him, and gave it to David,and his garments even to his fword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

5 And David went out whitherfoever Saul fenn him, and behaved himfelt wilely: and Saul fer him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the fight of all the people, and alfo in the fight of Sauls fervants.

And it came to pass as. they came whenDavid was returned from the flaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the ciries of Ifrael,finging and dancing, to meet king Saul, vth cabrets, with joy, and with Infruments of Mufick.

7 And the women anfe. red one another as they play. ed, and faid, Sauf hath flain his thoufands, and David his ten thoufands. 8And Saul was very wrote and the faying difpleafed him; and he faid, They have afcribed into, David ten thousands, and to me they bave afcribed but thousands and what can he have more but the kingdom 3,

9 And Saul eyed David"

[ocr errors]

from that dayand forward give him her, that the may be a fare to him, and that the band of the Phili@ines may be against him,where. fore Saul fald to David, Thou shalt this day be my fon in law, in the one of the twaln

To And it came ro pars on the morrow, that the, evil pirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophefied in the mide of the house and David played with his hand, as at other times; and there was a ja velin in Sauls hand.

II And Saul caft the ja velin: for he faid, I will fmite David even to the wall with it: and David avoided out of his prefence twice,

12 And Saul was a raid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from saul,

12 Therefore Saul re. moved hum from him, and made him his captain over a thousand and he went out and came in before the people.

14 And David behaved himself wifely in all his ways; and the LORD was

with him.

15 Wherefore wben Saul faw that he behaved him felf very wifely, he was afraid of him.

16 But all Ifrael and Ju. dah loved David, becaufe he went out and came in before hem.

17 And Saul fald to David, Behold, my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me,and fight the LORDS barrels: for Saul fald,Let not mine hand be upon him, but ler the hand of the Philistines be upon him.

18 And David faid un. to Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my fa. thers family In Ifrael, thar I should be fon in law to the king?

19 Butit came to pafs, at the time when Merab Sauls daughter thouldhave been given to David, that the was given unto Adriel the Meholarhire to wife.

20 And Michal Sants Jaughter loved David; and they told Saul,and the thing pleafed him.

21 And Saul faid, I will

22 And Saul command

ed his fervants, fing, Commune with David fe. cretly, and fay, Bet old, the king hath delight in thee, and all his fervants love thee: now therefore be the kings fon in law.

23 And Sauls fervants fpake chofe words in the ears of David and David faid, Seemet it to you a light toing to be a kings on tn law, feing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?

2 And the fervants of Saul told him, aying, On, this mannerfpake David.

25 And Saul faid, Thus fhal ye fay to David. The king defireth not anydow ry: but an hundred foreskins of the Phi iines, to be avenged of the kings e. nemies. Bur Saul thought to make David fall by the hand o. the Philistines.

26 And when his fervan's told David thefe words, it pleafed David well to be the kingsfon in law and the days were not expired.

27 Wherefore David a. rofe and went, he and his. men, and flew of the Phi liftines,two hundred men, and David brought their fore-skins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the kings fonin law; and Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

48 And Saul faw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that MIchal Sauls daughter loved him.

29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David and Saul became Davids enemy continually:

30 Then the princes of the Philiftines went forth and it came to pass a ter

they

« PreviousContinue »