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1 Samuel 23 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:1 - They told David, saying, Behold, the Pelishtim are fighting against Ke`ilah, and are robbing the threshing floors.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:2 - Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and strike these Pelishtim? the LORD said to David, Go, and strike the Pelishtim, and save Ke`ilah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:3 - David's men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Yehudah: how much more then if we go to Ke`ilah against the armies of the Pelishtim?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:4 - Then David inquired of the LORD yet again. The LORD answered him, and said, Arise, go down to Ke`ilah; for I will deliver the Pelishtim into your hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:5 - David and his men went to Ke`ilah, and fought with the Pelishtim, and brought away their cattle, and killed them with a great slaughter. So David save the inhabitants of Ke`ilah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:6 - It happened, when Avyatar the son of Achimelekh fled to David to Ke`ilah, that he came down with an efod in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:7 - It was told Sha'ul that David was come to Ke`ilah. Sha'ul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that has gates and bars.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:8 - Sha'ul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Ke`ilah, to besiege David and his men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:9 - David knew that Sha'ul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Avyatar the Kohen, Bring here the efod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:10 - Then said David, O LORD, the God of Yisra'el, your servant has surely heard that Sha'ul seeks to come to Ke`ilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:11 - Will the men of Ke`ilah deliver me up into his hand? will Sha'ul come down, as your servant has heard? LORD, the God of Yisra'el, I beg you, tell your servant. The LORD said, He will come down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:12 - Then said David, Will the men of Ke`ilah deliver up to me and my men into the hand of Sha'ul? the LORD said, They will deliver you up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:13 - Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Ke`ilah, and went wherever they could go. It was told Sha'ul that David was escaped from Ke`ilah; and he gave up going there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:14 - David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Zif. Sha'ul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.

Saul Pursues David

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:15 - David saw that Sha'ul had come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Zif in the wood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:16 - Yonatan, Sha'ul's son, arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:17 - He said to him, Don't be afraid; for the hand of Sha'ul my father shall not find you; and you shall be king over Yisra'el, and I shall be next to you; and that also Sha'ul my father knows.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:18 - They two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Yonatan went to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:19 - Then came up the Zifim to Sha'ul to Gevah, saying, Doesn't David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the wood, in the hill of Hakhilah, which is on the south of the desert?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:20 - Now therefore, O king, come down, according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him up into the king's hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:21 - Sha'ul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have had compassion on me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:22 - Plesease go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:23 - See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking-places where he hides himself, and come you again to me of a certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall happen, if he be in the land, that I will search him out among all the thousands of Yehudah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:24 - They arose, and went to Zif before Sha'ul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Ma`on, in the `Aravah on the south of the desert.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:25 - Sha'ul and his men went to seek him. They told David: why he came down to the rock, and abode in the wilderness of Ma`on. When Sha'ul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Ma`on.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:26 - Sha'ul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Sha'ul; for Sha'ul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:27 - But there came a messenger to Sha'ul, saying, Haste you, and come; for the Pelishtim have made a raid on the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:28 - So Sha'ul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Pelishtim: therefore they called that place Sela-Hammachlekot.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:29 - David went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of `En-Gedi.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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