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1 Samuel 21 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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David Takes Consecrated Bread

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 - Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet David and said to him, “Why are you alone and no one with you?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:2 - David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, ‘Let no one know anything about the matter on which I am sending you and with which I have commissioned you; and I have directed the young men to a certain place.’

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:3 - “Now therefore, what [fn]do you have on hand? Give [fn]me five loaves of bread, or whatever can be found.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:4 - The priest answered David and said, “There is no ordinary bread [fn]on hand, but there is consecrated bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:5 - David answered the priest and said to him, “Surely women have been kept from us as previously when I set out and the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was an ordinary journey; how much more then today will [fn]their vessels be holy?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:6 - So the priest gave him consecrated bread; for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence which was removed from before the LORD, in order to put hot bread in its place when it was taken away.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:7 - Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul’s shepherds.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:8 - David said to Ahimelech, “Now is there not a spear or a sword [fn]on hand? For I brought neither my sword nor my weapons [fn]with me, because the king’s matter was urgent.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:9 - Then the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you [fn]killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here.” And David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:10 - Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:11 - But the servants of Achish said to him, “Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying,
‘Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands’?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:12 - David took these words [fn]to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:13 - So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:14 - Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:15 - “Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this one to act the madman in my presence? Shall this one come into my house?”
NASB Footnotes
Literally: is under your hand?
Literally: in my hand
Literally: under my hand
Literally: it be holy in the vessel
Literally: under your hand
Literally: in my hand
Literally: smote
Literally: in his
NASB

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