[1S]   1 SAMUEL

» 1 Samuel 1

¶ 1 Samuel 1 v1-7

{ heart }   [1S] 1v1

Now there was a certain man
of Ramathaim-zophim, of Mount Ephraim,
and his name was


The son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu,
the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite;

{ heart }   [1S] 1v2

And he had two wives, the name of the one was


And the name of the other


And Peninnah had children,
but Hannah had no children.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v3

And this man went up out of his city yearly,
to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts
in Shiloh;
and the two sons of Eli, Hophni, and Phinehas,
the priests of the LORD, were there.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v4

And when the time was, that Elkanah offered,
he gave to Peninnah his wife,
and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:

{ heart }   [1S] 1v5

But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion:
(for he loved Hannah:
but the LORD had shut up her womb.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v6

And her adversary also provoked her sore,
for to make her fret,
because the LORD had shut up her womb.)

{ heart }   [1S] 1v7

And as he did so year by year,
when she went up to the house of the LORD,
so she provoked her;
therefore she wept, and did not eat.

¶ 1 Samuel 1 v8-18

{ heart }   [1S] 1v8

Then said Elkanah her husband to her,

Hannah, why weepest thou?
and why eatest thou not?
and why is thy heart grieved?
Am not I better to thee, than ten sons?

{ heart }   [1S] 1v9

So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh,
and after they had drunk;
(now Eli the priest sat upon a seat
by a post of the temple of the LORD.)

{ heart }   [1S] 1v10

And she was in bitterness of soul,
and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v11

And she vowed a vow, and said,

O LORD of hosts, if THOU wilt indeed look
on the affliction of THINE handmaid,
and remember me, and not forget THINE handmaid,
but wilt give unto THINE handmaid a man child,
then I will give him unto the LORD
all the days of his life,
and there shall no razor come upon his head.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v12

And it came to pass,
as she continued praying before the LORD,
that Eli marked her mouth.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v13

Now Hannah, she spake in her heart;
only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard:
therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v14

And Eli said unto her,

How long wilt thou be drunken?
put away thy wine from thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v15

And Hannah answered,
and said,

No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit:
I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink,
but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v16

Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial:
for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief,
have I spoken hitherto.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v17

Then Eli answered,
and said,

Go in peace:
and the GOD of Israel grant thee thy petition,
that thou hast asked of HIM.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v18

And she said,

Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight.

So the woman went her way, and did eat,
and her countenance was no more sad.

¶ 1 Samuel 1 v19-20

{ heart }   [1S] 1v19

And they rose up in the morning early,
and worshipped before the LORD,
and returned, and came to their house to Ramah:
and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife;
and the LORD remembered her.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v20

Wherefore it came to pass,
when the time was come about,
after Hannah had conceived,
that she bare a son, and called his name



Because I have asked him of the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 1 v21-28

{ heart }   [1S] 1v21

And the man, Elkanah, and all his house,
went up to offer unto the LORD
the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v22

But Hannah went not up;
for she said unto her husband,

I will not go up until the child be weaned,
and then I will bring him,
that he may appear before the LORD,
and there abide forever.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v23

And Elkanah her husband said unto her,

Do what seemeth to thee good,
tarry until thou have weaned him,
only the LORD establish HIS word:

So the woman abode,
and gave her son suck until she weaned him.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v24

And when she had weaned him,
she took him up with her, with three bullocks,
and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine,
and brought him unto the house of the LORD
in Shiloh:
and the child was young.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v25

And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v26

And she said,

Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord,
I am the woman that stood by thee here,
praying unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 1v27

For this child I prayed,
and the LORD hath given me my petition,
which I asked of HIM:

{ heart }   [1S] 1v28

Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD
as long as he liveth, he shall be lent to the LORD.

And he worshipped the LORD there.

» 1 Samuel 2

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v1-2

{ heart }   [1S] 2v1

And Hannah prayed,
and said,

My heart rejoiceth in the LORD:
mine horn is exalted in the LORD,
my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies:
because I rejoice in THY salvation.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v2

There is none holy as the LORD:
for there is none beside THEE:
neither is there any rock like our GOD.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v3-5

{ heart }   [1S] 2v3

Talk no more so exceeding proudly,
let not arrogancy come out of your mouth:
for the LORD is a GOD of knowledge,
and by HIM actions are weighed.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v4

The vows of the mighty men are broken,
and they that stumbled are girt with strength.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v5

They that were full,
have hired out themselves for bread:
and they that were hungry, ceased:
so that the barren hath born seven;
and she that hath many children, is waxed feeble.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v6-8

{ heart }   [1S] 2v6

The LORD killeth and maketh alive,
HE bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v7

The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich:
HE bringeth low, and lifteth up.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v8

HE raiseth up the poor out of the dust,
and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill,
to set them among princes,
and to make them inherit the throne of glory:
for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S,
and HE hath set the world upon them.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v9-10

{ heart }   [1S] 2v9

HE will keep feet of HIS saints,
and the wicked shall be silent in darkness;
for by strength shall no man prevail.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v10

The adversaries of the LORD
shall be broken to pieces:
out of heaven shall HE thunder upon them:
the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth,
and HE shall give strength unto HIS king,
and exalt the horn of HIS anointed.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v11

{ heart }   [1S] 2v11

And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house,
and the child did minister unto the LORD
before Eli the priest.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v12-17

{ heart }   [1S] 2v12

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial,
they knew not the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v13

And the priests' custom with the people was,
that when any man offered sacrifice,
the priest's servant came,
while the flesh was in seething,
with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand,

{ heart }   [1S] 2v14

And he struck it into the pan,
or kettle, or caldron, or pot:
all that the fleshhook brought up,
the priest took for himself:
so they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites
that came thither.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v15

Also before they burnt the fat,
the priest's servant came,
and said to the man that sacrificed,

Give flesh to roast for the priest,
for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v16

And if any man said unto him,

Let them not fail to burn the fat presently,
and then take as much as thy soul desireth:

Then he would answer him,

Nay, but thou shalt give it to me now:
and if not, I will take it by force.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v17

Wherefore the sin of the young men
was very great before the LORD:
for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v18-21

{ heart }   [1S] 2v18

But Samuel ministered before the LORD,
being a child, girded with a linen ephod.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v19

Moreover, his mother made him a little coat,
and brought it to him from year to year,
when she came up with her husband,
to offer the yearly sacrifice.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v20

And Eli blessed Elkanah, and his wife,
and said,

The LORD give thee seed of this woman,
for the loan which is lent to the LORD.

And they went unto their own home.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v21

And the LORD visited Hannah,
so that she conceived,
and bare three sons, and two daughters:
and the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v22-26

{ heart }   [1S] 2v22

Now Eli was very old,
and heard

All that his sons did unto all Israel,
and how they lay with the women
that assembled at the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v23

And he said unto them,

Why do ye such things?
for I hear of your evil dealings, by all this people.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v24

Nay my sons: for it is no good report that I hear;
ye make the LORD'S people to transgress.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v25

If one man sin against another,
the judge shall judge him:
but if a man sin against the LORD,
who shall entreat for him?

Notwithstanding, they hearkened not
unto the voice of their father,
because the LORD would slay them.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v26

(And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favor,
both with the LORD, and also with men.)

¶ 1 Samuel 2 v27-36

{ heart }   [1S] 2v27

And there came a man of GOD unto Eli,
and said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD,

Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father,
when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?

{ heart }   [1S] 2v28

And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel
to be MY priest, to offer upon MINE altar,
to burn incense, to wear an ephod before ME?
and did I give unto the house of thy father
all the offerings made by fire
of the children of Israel?

{ heart }   [1S] 2v29

Why trample ye upon MY sacrifice
and at MINE offering,
which I have commanded in MY habitation,
and honorest thy sons above ME,
to make yourselves fat
with the chiefest of all the offerings
of Israel MY people?

{ heart }   [1S] 2v30

Wherefore the LORD GOD of Israel saith,

I said indeed

 ‘That thy house, and the house of thy father,
should walk before ME forever’:

But now the LORD saith,

Be it far from ME;
for them that honor ME, I will honor,
and they that despise ME,
shall be lightly esteemed.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v31

Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm,
and the arm of thy father's house,
that there shall not be an old man in thine house.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v32

And thou shalt see an enemy in MY habitation,
in all the wealth which GOD shall give Israel,
and there shall not be an old man in thine house

{ heart }   [1S] 2v33

And the man of thine,
whom I shall not cut off from MINE altar,
shall be to consume thine eyes,
and to grieve thine heart:
and all the increase of thine house
shall die in the flower of their age.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v34

And this shall be a sign unto thee,
that shall come upon thy two sons,
on Hophni and Phinehas:
in one day they shall die both of them.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v35

And I will raise up for MYSELF a faithful priest,
that shall do according to
that which is in MINE heart and in MY mind,
and I will build him a sure house,
and he shall walk before MINE anointed forever.

{ heart }   [1S] 2v36

And it shall come to pass,
that every one that is left in thine house,
shall come and crouch to him
for a piece of silver, and a morsel of bread,
and shall say,

 ‘Put me (I pray thee) into one of the priests' offices,
that I may eat a piece of bread’.

» 1 Samuel 3

¶ 1 Samuel 3 v1-9

{ heart }   [1S] 3v1

And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD
before Eli:
and the word of the LORD was precious
in those days; there was no open vision.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v2

And it came to pass at that time,
when Eli was laid down in his place,
and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

{ heart }   [1S] 3v3

And ere the lamp of GOD went out
in the temple of the LORD,
where the ark of GOD was,
and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

{ heart }   [1S] 3v4

That the LORD called


And he answered,

Here am I.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v5

And he ran unto Eli,
and said,

Here am I, for thou calledst me.

And he said,

I called not; lie down again.

And he went and lay down.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v6

And the LORD called yet again,


And Samuel arose and went to Eli,
and said,

Here am I, for thou diddest call me.

And he answered,

I called not, my son; lie down again.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v7

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD,
neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed
unto him.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v8

And the LORD called


Again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli,
and said,

Here am I, for thou diddest call me.

And Eli perceived

That the LORD had called the child.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v9

Therefore Eli said unto Samuel,

Go, lie down, and it shall be, if HE call thee,
that thou shalt say,

 ‘Speak, LORD, for THY servant heareth’.

So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

¶ 1 Samuel 3 v10-14

{ heart }   [1S] 3v10

And the LORD came,
and stood, and called as at other times,

Samuel, Samuel.

Then Samuel answered,

Speak, for THY servant heareth.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v11

And the LORD said to Samuel,

Behold, I will do a thing in Israel,
at which, both the ears of every one that heareth it,
shall tingle.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v12

In that day, I will perform against Eli,
all things which I have spoken
concerning his house:
when I begin, I will also make an end.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v13

For I have told him

 ‘That I will judge his house forever,’ 

For the iniquity which he knoweth:
because his sons made themselves vile,
and he restrained them not.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v14

And therefore
I have sworn unto the house of Eli,

 ‘That the iniquity of Eli's house
shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering

¶ 1 Samuel 3 v15-18

{ heart }   [1S] 3v15

And Samuel lay until the morning,
and opened the doors of the house of the LORD:
and Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v16

Then Eli called


And said,

Samuel my son.

And he answered,

Here am I.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v17

And he said,

What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee?
I pray thee hide it not from me:
GOD do so to thee, and more also,
if thou hide anything from me,
of all the things that HE said unto thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v18

And Samuel told him whit, and hid nothing from him.
And he said,

It is the LORD:
let HIM do what seemeth to HIM good.

¶ 1 Samuel 3 v19-21

{ heart }   [1S] 3v19

And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him,
and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v20

And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba, knew

That Samuel was established
to be a prophet of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 3v21

And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh:
for the LORD revealed HIMSELF to Samuel
in Shiloh,
by the word of the LORD.

» 1 Samuel 4

¶ 1 Samuel 4 v1-4

{ heart }   [1S] 4v1

And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.
Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle,
and pitched beside Ebenezer:
and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v2

And the Philistines put themselves in array
against Israel: and when they joined battle,
Israel was smitten before the Philistines:
and they slew of the army in the field
about four thousand men.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v3

And when the people were come into the camp,
the elders of Israel said,

Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day
before the Philistines?
Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD
out of Shiloh unto us,
that, when it cometh among us,
it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v4

So the people sent to Shiloh,
that they might bring from thence
the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts,
WHICH dwelleth between the Cherubim:
and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas,
were there with the ark of the covenant of GOD.

¶ 1 Samuel 4 v5-11

{ heart }   [1S] 4v5

And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD
came into the camp,
all Israel shouted with a great shout,
so that the earth rang again.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v6

And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout,
they said,

What meaneth the noise of this great shout
in the camp of the Hebrews?

And they understood

That the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v7

And the Philistines were afraid;
for they said,

GOD is come into the camp.

And they said,

Woe unto us:
for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v8

Woe unto us:
who shall deliver us out of the hand
of these mighty gods?
these are the gods that smote the Egyptians
with all the plagues in the wilderness.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v9

Be strong, and quit yourselves like men,
O ye Philistines,
that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews,
as they have been to you:
quit yourselves like men, and fight.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v10

And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten,
and they fled every man into his tent:
and there was a very great slaughter,
for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v11

¶ 1 Samuel 4 v12-18

{ heart }   [1S] 4v12

And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army,
and came to Shiloh the same day
with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v13

And when he came,
lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside, watching:
for his heart trembled for the ark of GOD.
And when the man came into the city, and told it,
all the city cried out.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v14

And when Eli heard the noise of the crying,
he said;

What meaneth the noise of this tumult?

And the man came in hastily, and told Eli.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v15

Now Eli was ninety and eight years old,
and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v16

And the man said unto Eli,

I am he that came out of the army,
and I fled today out of the army.

And he said,

What is there done, my son?

{ heart }   [1S] 4v17

And the messenger answered
and said,

Israel is fled before the Philistines,
and there hath been also a great slaughter
among the people,
and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas
are dead, and the ark of GOD is taken.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v18

And it came to pass, when he made mention

Of the ark of GOD,

That he fell from off the seat backward
by the side of the gate,
and his neck brake, and he died:
for he was an old man, and heavy,
and he had judged Israel forty years.

¶ 1 Samuel 4 v19-22

{ heart }   [1S] 4v19

And his daughter-in-law Phinehas' wife
was with child, near to be delivered:
and when she heard the tidings

That the ark of GOD was taken,
and that her father-in-law, and her husband
were dead,

She bowed herself and travailed;
for her pains came upon her.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v20

And about the time of her death
the women that stood by her, said unto her,

Fear not, for thou hast born a son.

But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

{ heart }   [1S] 4v21

And she named the child



The glory is departed from Israel.

(Because the ark of GOD was taken,
and because of her father-in-law and her husband.)

{ heart }   [1S] 4v22

And she said,

The glory is departed from Israel;
for the ark of GOD is taken.

» 1 Samuel 5

¶ 1 Samuel 5 v1-5

{ heart }   [1S] 5v1

And the Philistines took the ark of GOD,
and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v2

When the Philistines took the ark of GOD,
they brought it into the house of Dagon,
and set it by Dagon.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v3

And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow,
behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face
to the earth before the ark of the LORD:
and they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v4

And when they arose early on the morrow morning,
behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground
before the ark of the LORD:
and the head of Dagon,
and both the palms of his hands were cut off
upon the threshold,
only the stump of Dagon was left to him.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v5

Therefore neither the priests of Dagon,
nor any that come into Dagon's house,
tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod
unto this day.

¶ 1 Samuel 5 v6-12

{ heart }   [1S] 5v6

But the hand of the LORD was heavy
upon them of Ashdod,
and HE destroyed them,
and smote them with emerods,
even Ashdod, and the coasts thereof.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v7

And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so,
they said,

The ark of the GOD of Israel shall not abide with us:
for HIS hand is sore upon us,
and upon Dagon our god.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v8

They sent therefore,
and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them,
and said,

What shall we do with the ark of the GOD of Israel?

And they answered,

Let the ark of the GOD of Israel be carried about
unto Gath.

And they carried the ark of the GOD of Israel
about thither.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v9

And it was so, that after they had carried it about,
the hand of the LORD was against the city
with a very great destruction:
and HE smote the men of the city
both small and great,
and they had emerods in their secret parts.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v10

Therefore they sent the ark of GOD to Ekron:
and it came to pass as the ark of GOD came to Ekron,
that the Ekronites cried out,

They have brought about
the ark of the GOD of Israel to us,
to slay us, and our people.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v11

So they sent
and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines,
and said,

Send away the ark of the GOD of Israel,
and let it go again to his own place,
that it slay us not, and our people:
for there was a deadly destruction
throughout all the city:

The hand of GOD was very heavy there.

{ heart }   [1S] 5v12

And the men that died not
were smitten with the emerods:
and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

» 1 Samuel 6

¶ 1 Samuel 6 v1-9

{ heart }   [1S] 6v1

And the ark of the LORD
was in the country of the Philistines seven months.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v2

And the Philistines called for

The priests and the diviners,


What shall we do to the ark of the LORD?
Tell us

 ‘Wherewith we shall send it to his place’.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v3

And they said,

If ye send away the ark of the GOD of Israel,
send it not empty:
but in any wise return HIM a trespass offering:
then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you

 ‘Why HIS hand is not removed from you’.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v4

Then said they,

What shall be the trespass offering
which we shall return to HIM?

They answered,

Five golden emorods, and five golden mice,
according to the number of the lords of the Philistines:
for one plague was on you all, and on your lords.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v5

Wherefore ye shall make images of your emorods,
and images of your mice, that mar the land,
and ye shall give glory unto the GOD of Israel:
Peradventure HE will lighten HIS hand from off you,
and from off your gods, and from off your land.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v6

Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts,
as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts?
when HE had wrought wonderfully among them,
did they not let the people go, and they departed?

{ heart }   [1S] 6v7

Now therefore make a new cart,
and take two milk-kine,
on which there hath come no yoke,
and tie the kine to the cart,
and bring their calves home from them.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v8

And take the ark of the LORD,
and lay it upon the cart:
and put the jewels of gold,
which ye return HIM for a trespass offering,
in a coffer by the side thereof,
and send it away, that it may go.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v9

And see, if it goeth up
by the way of his own coast to Beth-shemesh,
then HE hath done us this great evil:
but if not, then we shall know

 ‘That it is not HIS hand that smote us;
it was a chance that happened to us’.

¶ 1 Samuel 6 v10-16

{ heart }   [1S] 6v10

And the men did so:
and took two milk-kine, and tied them to the cart,
and shut up their calves at home.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v11

And they laid the ark of the LORD upon the cart,
and the coffer, with the mice of gold,
and the images of their emerods.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v12

And the kine took the straight way
to the way of Beth-shemesh,
and went along the highway, lowing as they went,
and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left:
and the lords of the Philistines went after them,
unto the border of Beth-shemesh.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v13

And they of Beth-shemesh were
reaping their wheat harvest in the valley:
and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark,
and rejoiced to see it.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v14

And the cart came into the field
of Joshua a Beth-shemite,
and stood there, where there was a great stone:
and they clave the wood of the cart,
and offered the kine, a burnt offering unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v15

And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD,
and the coffer that was with it,
wherein the jewels of gold were,
and put them on the great stone:
and the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings
and sacrificed sacrifices the same day
unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v16

And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it,
they returned to Ekron the same day.

¶ 1 Samuel 6 v17-21

{ heart }   [1S] 6v17

And these are the golden emerods
which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering unto the LORD;
for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Ashkelon one,
for Gath one, for Ekron one.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v18

And the golden mice according to the number
of all the cities of the Philistines,
belonging to the five lords,
both of fenced cities, and of country villages,
even unto the great stone of Abel,
whereon they set down the ark of the LORD;
which stone remaineth unto this day,
in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v19

And HE smote the men of Beth-shemesh,
because they had looked into the ark of the LORD,
even HE smote of the people
fifty thousand, and threescore and ten men:
and the people lamented,
because the LORD had smitten many of the people
with a great slaughter.

{ heart }   [1S] 6v20

And the men of Beth-shemesh

Who is able to stand before this holy LORD GOD?
and to whom shall HE go up from us?

{ heart }   [1S] 6v21

And they sent messengers
to the inhabitants of Kiriath-jearim,

The Philistines have brought again
the ark of the LORD;
come ye down, and fetch it up to you.

» 1 Samuel 7

¶ 1 Samuel 7 v1

{ heart }   [1S] 7v1

And the men of Kiriath-jearim came,
and fetched up the ark of the LORD,
and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill,
and sanctified Eleazar his son,
to keep the ark of the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 7 v2-6

{ heart }   [1S] 7v2

And it came to pass
while the ark abode in Kiriath-jearim,
that the time was long: for it was twenty years:
and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v3

And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel,

If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts,
then put away the strange gods,
and Ashtaroth from among you,
and prepare your hearts unto the LORD,
and serve HIM only:
and HE will deliver you out of the hand
of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v4

Then the children of Israel
did put away Baalim, and Ashtaroth,
and served the LORD only.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v5

And Samuel said,

Gather all Israel to Mizpah,
and I will pray for you unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v6

And they gathered together to Mizpah,
and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD,
and fasted on that day, and said there,

We have sinned against the LORD.

And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpah.

¶ 1 Samuel 7 v7-14

{ heart }   [1S] 7v7

And when the Philistines heard

That the children of Israel were gathered together
to Mizpah,

The lords of the Philistines went up against Israel:
and when the children of Israel heard it,
they were afraid of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v8

And the children of Israel said to Samuel,

Cease not to cry unto the LORD our GOD for us,
that HE will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v9

And Samuel took a sucking lamb,
and offered it for a burnt offering
wholly unto the LORD;
and Samuel cried unto the LORD for Israel,
and the LORD heard him.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v10

And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering,
the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel:
but the LORD thundered
with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines,
and discomfited them,
and they were smitten before Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v11

And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah,
and pursued the Philistines, and smote them,
until they came under Beth-car.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v12

Then Samuel took a stone,
and set it between Mizpah and Shen,
and called the name of it



Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v13

So the Philistines were subdued,
and they came no more into the coast of Israel:
and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines
all the days of Samuel.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v14

And the cities
which the Philistines had taken from Israel,
were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath,
and their coasts thereof did Israel deliver
out of the hands of the Philistines.
And there was peace
between Israel and the Amorites.

¶ 1 Samuel 7 v15-17

{ heart }   [1S] 7v15

And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v16

And he went from year to year in circuit
to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpah,
and judged Israel in all those places.

{ heart }   [1S] 7v17

And his return was to Ramah: for there was his house:
and there he judged Israel,
and there he built an altar unto the LORD.

» 1 Samuel 8

¶ 1 Samuel 8 v1-3

{ heart }   [1S] 8v1

And it came to pass, when Samuel was old,
that he made his sons judges over Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v2

Now the name of his first-born was Joel:
and the name of his second, Abijah:
they were judges in Beersheba.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v3

And his sons walked not in his ways,
but turned aside after lucre,
and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

¶ 1 Samuel 8 v4-9

{ heart }   [1S] 8v4

Then all the elders of Israel
gathered themselves together,
and came to Samuel unto Ramah,

{ heart }   [1S] 8v5

And said unto him,

Behold, thou art old,
and thy sons walk not in thy ways:
now make us a king to judge us, like all the nations.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v6

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said,

Give us a king to judge us.

And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v7

And the LORD said unto Samuel,

Hearken unto the voice of the people
in all that they say unto thee:
for they have not rejected thee,
but they have rejected ME,
that I should not reign over them.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v8

According to all the works which they have done
since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt
even unto this day,
wherewith they have forsaken ME,
and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v9

Now therefore hearken unto their voice:
howbeit, yet protest solemnly unto them,
and show them the manner of the king
that shall reign over them.

¶ 1 Samuel 8 v10-18

{ heart }   [1S] 8v10

And Samuel told all the words of the LORD
unto the people, that asked of him

A king.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v11

And he said,

This will be the manner of the king
that shall reign over you:

 ‘He will take your sons,
and appoint them for himself for his chariots,
and to be his horsemen,
and some shall run before his chariots’.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v12

And he will appoint him captains over thousands,
and captains over fifties,
and will set them to ear his ground,
and to reap his harvest,
and to make his instruments of war,
and instruments of his chariots.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v13

And he will take your daughters
to be confectionaries,
and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v14

And he will take your fields, and your vineyards,
and your olive yards, even the best of them,
and give them to his servants.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v15

And he will take the tenth of your seed,
and of your vineyards,
and give to his officers, and to his servants.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v16

And he will take your menservants,
and your maidservants,
and your goodliest young men, and your asses,
and put them to his work.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v17

He will take the tenth of your sheep,
and ye shall be his servants.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v18

And ye shall cry out in that day, because of your king
which ye shall have chosen you;
and the LORD will not hear you in that day.

¶ 1 Samuel 8 v19-22

{ heart }   [1S] 8v19

the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel;
and they said,

Nay, but we will have a king over us:

{ heart }   [1S] 8v20

That we also may be like all the nations,
and that our king may judge us,
and go out before us, and fight our battles.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v21

And Samuel heard all the words of the people,
and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 8v22

And the LORD said to Samuel,

Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king.

And Samuel said unto the men of Israel,

Go ye every man unto his city.

» 1 Samuel 9

¶ 1 Samuel 9 v1-10

{ heart }   [1S] 9v1

Now there was a man of Benjamin,
whose name was


The son of Abiel, the son of Zeror,
the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah,
a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v2

And he had a son, whose name was


A choice young man, and a goodly:
and there was not among the children of Israel
a goodlier person than he:
from his shoulders and upward,
he was higher than any of the people.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v3

And the asses of Kish, Saul's father, were lost;
and Kish said to Saul his son,

Take now one of the servants with thee,
and arise, go seek the asses.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v4

And he passed through Mount Ephraim,
and passed through the land of Shalisha,
but they found them not:
then they passed through the land of Shaalim,
and there they were not:
and he passed through the land of the Benjamites,
but they found them not.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v5

And when they were come to the land of Zuph,
Saul said to his servant that was with him,

Come, and let us return,
lest my father leave caring for the asses,
and take thought for us.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v6

And he said unto him,

Behold now, there is in this city a man of GOD,
and he is an honorable man;
all that he saith, cometh surely to pass:
Now let us go thither;
peradventure he can show us our way
that we should go.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v7

Then said Saul to his servant,

But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man?
for the bread is spent in our vessels,
and there is not a present to bring to the man of GOD:
What have we?

{ heart }   [1S] 9v8

And the servant answered Saul again,
and said,

Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part
of a shekel of silver;
that will I give to the man of GOD, to tell us our way.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v9

(Beforetime in Israel,
when a man went to enquire of GOD,
thus he spake,

Come, and let us go to the seer;

For he that is now called

A prophet

Was beforetime called

A seer.)

{ heart }   [1S] 9v10

Then said Saul to his servant,

Well said, come, let us go:

So they went unto the city
where the man of GOD was.

¶ 1 Samuel 9 v11-14

{ heart }   [1S] 9v11

And as they went up the hill to the city,
they found young maidens going out to draw water,
and said unto them,

Is the seer here?

{ heart }   [1S] 9v12

And they answered them,
and said,

He is, behold, he is before you, make haste now:
for he came today to the city;
for there is a sacrifice of the people today
in the high place:

{ heart }   [1S] 9v13

As soon as ye be come into the city,
ye shall straightway find him,
before he go up to the high place to eat:
for the people will not eat until he come,
because he doth bless the sacrifice,
and afterwards they eat that be bidden:
Now therefore get you up,
for about this time ye shall find him.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v14

And they went up into the city:
and when they were come into the city,
behold, Samuel came out against them,
for to go up to the high place.

¶ 1 Samuel 9 v15-17

{ heart }   [1S] 9v15

Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear
a day before Saul came,

{ heart }   [1S] 9v16

Tomorrow about this time
I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin,
and thou shalt anoint him
to be captain over MY people Israel,
that he may save MY people
out of the hand of the Philistines:
for I have looked upon MY people,
because their cry is come unto ME.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v17

And when Samuel saw Saul,
the LORD said unto him,

Behold the man whom I spake to thee of:
this same shall reign over MY people.

¶ 1 Samuel 9 v18-27

{ heart }   [1S] 9v18

Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate,
and said,

Tell me, I pray thee,

 ‘Where the seer's house is’.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v19

And Samuel answered Saul,
and said,

I am the seer: Go up before me unto the high place,
for ye shall eat with me today,
and tomorrow I will let thee go,
and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v20

And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago,
set not thy mind on them, for they are found:
And on whom is all the desire of Israel?
is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?

{ heart }   [1S] 9v21

And Saul answered and said,

Am not I a Benjamite,
of the smallest of the tribes of Israel?
and my family the least of all the families
of the tribe of Benjamin?
Wherefore then speakest thou so to me?

{ heart }   [1S] 9v22

And Samuel took Saul, and his servant,
and brought them into the parlor,
and made them sit in the chiefest place
among them that were bidden,
which were about thirty persons.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v23

And Samuel said unto the cook,

Bring the portion which I gave thee,
of which I said unto thee,

 ‘Set it by thee’.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v24

And the cook took up the shoulder,
and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul,
and Samuel said,

Behold, that which is left, set it before thee, and eat:
for unto this time hath it been kept for thee,
since I said,

 ‘I have invited the people’.

So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v25

And when they were come down from the high place
into the city,
Samuel communed with Saul upon the top
of the house.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v26

And they arose early:
and it came to pass about the spring of the day,
that Samuel called


To the top of the house,

Up, that I may send thee away.

And Saul arose, and they went out both of them,
he and Samuel, abroad.

{ heart }   [1S] 9v27

And as they were going down to the end of the city,
Samuel said to Saul,

Bid the servant

 ‘Pass on before us’,

(And he passed on)

But stand thou still a while,
that I may show thee the word of GOD.

» 1 Samuel 10

¶ 1 Samuel 10 v1-8

{ heart }   [1S] 10v1

Then Samuel took a vial of oil,
and poured it upon his head, and kissed him,
and said,

Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee
to be captain over HIS inheritance?

{ heart }   [1S] 10v2

When thou art departed from me today,
then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulcher
in the border of Benjamin, at Zelzah:
and they will say unto thee,

 ‘The asses which thou wentest to seek, are found: and lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses,
and sorroweth for you,

What shall I do for my son?’ 

{ heart }   [1S] 10v3

Then shalt thou go on forward from thence,
and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor,
and there shall meet thee three men,
going up to GOD to Bethel, one carrying three kids,
and another carrying three loaves of bread,
and another carrying a bottle of wine.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v4

And they will salute thee,
and give thee two loaves of bread,
which thou shalt receive of their hands.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v5

After that thou shalt come to the hill of GOD,
where is the garrison of the Philistines:
and it shall come to pass
when thou art come thither to the city,
that thou shalt meet a company of prophets
coming down from the high place, with a psaltery,
and a timbrel, and a pipe, and a harp before them,
and they shall prophesy.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v6

And the SPIRIT of the LORD will come upon thee,
and thou shalt prophesy with them,
and shalt be turned into another man.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v7

And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee,
that thou do as occasion serve thee,
for GOD is with thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v8

And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal,
and behold, I will come down unto thee,
to offer burnt offerings,
and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings:
seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee,
and show thee what thou shalt do.

¶ 1 Samuel 10 v9-12

{ heart }   [1S] 10v9

And it was so that,
when he had turned his back to go from Samuel,
GOD gave him another heart:
and all those signs came to pass that day.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v10

And when they came thither to the hill,
behold, a company of prophets met him,
and the SPIRIT of GOD came upon him,
and he prophesied among them.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v11

And it came to pass
when all that knew him beforetime, saw,
that behold, he prophesied among the prophets,
then the people said one to another,

What is this that is come unto the son of Kish?
Is Saul also among the prophets?

{ heart }   [1S] 10v12

And one of the same place answered
and said,

But who is their father?

Therefore it became a proverb,

Is Saul also among the prophets?

¶ 1 Samuel 10 v13-16

{ heart }   [1S] 10v13

And when he had made an end of prophesying,
he came to the high place.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v14

And Saul's uncle said unto him and to his servant,

Whither went ye?

And he said,

To seek the asses:
and when we saw that they were no where,
we came to Samuel.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v15

And Saul's uncle said,

Tell me, I pray thee,

 ‘What Samuel said unto you’.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v16

And Saul said unto his uncle;

He told us plainly that the asses were found.

But of the matter of the kingdom,
whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.

¶ 1 Samuel 10 v17-27

{ heart }   [1S] 10v17

And Samuel called the people together
unto the LORD to Mizpah;

{ heart }   [1S] 10v18

And said unto the children of Israel,

Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

I brought up Israel out of Egypt,
and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians,
and out of the hand of all kingdoms,
and of them that oppressed you.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v19

And ye have this day rejected your GOD,
WHO HIMSELF saved you
out of all your adversities and your tribulations:
and ye have said unto HIM,

 ‘Nay, but set a king over us. ’ 

Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD
by your tribes, and by your thousands.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v20

And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel
to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v21

When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin
to come near by their families,
the family of Matri was taken,
and Saul the son of Kish was taken:
and when they sought him, he could not be found.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v22

Therefore they enquired of the LORD further,

If the man should yet come thither.

And the LORD answered,

Behold, he hath hid himself among the stuff.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v23

And they ran and fetched him from thence,
and when he stood among the people,
he was higher than any of the people,
from his shoulders and upward.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v24

And Samuel said to all the people,

See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen,
that there is none like him among all the people?

And all the people shouted,
and said,

GOD save the king.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v25

Then Samuel told the people

The manner of the kingdom,

And wrote it in a book,
and laid it up before the LORD,
and Samuel sent all the people away,
every man to his house.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v26

And Saul also went home to Gibeah,
and there went with him a band of men,
whose hearts GOD had touched.

{ heart }   [1S] 10v27

But the children of Belial said,

How shall this man save us?

And they despised him, and brought him no presents:
but he held his peace.

» 1 Samuel 11

¶ 1 Samuel 11 v1-3

{ heart }   [1S] 11v1

Then Nahash the Ammonite came up,
and encamped against Jabesh-Gilead:
and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash,

Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v2

And Nahash the Ammonite answered them,

On this condition will I make a covenant with you,
that I may thrust out all your right eyes,
and lay it for a reproach upon all Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v3

And the elders of Jabesh said unto him,

Give us seven days' respite,
that we may send messengers
unto all the borders of Israel:
and then, if there be no man to save us,
we will come out to thee.

¶ 1 Samuel 11 v4-8

{ heart }   [1S] 11v4

Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul,
and told the tidings in the ears of the people:
and all the people lift up their voices, and wept.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v5

And behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field,
and Saul said,

What aileth the people that they weep?

And they told him the tidings

Of the men of Jabesh.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v6

And the SPIRIT of GOD came upon Saul,
when he heard those tidings,
and his anger was kindled greatly.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v7

And he took a yoke of oxen,
and hewed them in pieces,
and sent them throughout all the coasts of Israel
by the hands of messengers,

Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul
and after Samuel,
so shall it be done unto his oxen.

And the fear of the LORD fell on the people,
and they came out with one consent.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v8

And when he numbered them in Bezek,
the children of Israel were three hundred thousand,
and the men of Judah thirty thousand.

¶ 1 Samuel 11 v9-11

{ heart }   [1S] 11v9

And they said unto the messengers that came,

Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabesh-Gilead,

 ‘Tomorrow by that time the sun be hot,
ye shall have help’.

And the messengers came,
and showed it to the men of Jabesh,
and they were glad.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v10

Therefore the men of Jabesh said,

Tomorrow we will come out unto you,
and ye shall do with us
all that seemeth good unto you.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v11

And it was so on the morrow,
that Saul put the people in three companies,
and they came into the midst of the host
in the morning watch,
and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day:
and it came to pass,
that they which remained were scattered,
so that two of them were not left together.

¶ 1 Samuel 11 v12-15

{ heart }   [1S] 11v12

And the people said unto Samuel,

Who is he that said,

 ‘Shall Saul reign over us? ’ 

Bring the men, that we may put them to death.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v13

And Saul said,

There shall not a man be put to death this day:
for today the LORD hath wrought salvation in Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v14

Then said Samuel to the people,

Come, and let us go to Gilgal,
and renew the kingdom there.

{ heart }   [1S] 11v15

And all the people went to Gilgal,
and there they made Saul king
before the LORD in Gilgal:
and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD:
and there Saul and all the men of Israel
rejoiced greatly.

» 1 Samuel 12

¶ 1 Samuel 12 v1-5

{ heart }   [1S] 12v1

And Samuel said unto all Israel,

Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice
in all that ye said unto me,
and have made a king over you.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v2

And now behold, the king walketh before you:
and I am old, and gray-headed,
and behold, my sons are with you:
and I have walked before you from my childhood
unto this day.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v3

Behold, here I am, witness against me
before the LORD, and before HIS anointed:
Whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken?
or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed?
or of whose hand have I received any bribe
to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v4

And they said,

Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us,
neither hast thou taken ought of any man's hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v5

And he said unto them,

The LORD is witness against you,
and HIS anointed is witness this day,
that ye have not found ought in my hand.

And they answered,

HE is witness.

¶ 1 Samuel 12 v6-17

{ heart }   [1S] 12v6

And Samuel said unto the people,

It is the LORD THAT advanced Moses and Aaron,
and THAT brought your fathers up
out of the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v7

Now therefore stand still,
that I may reason with you before the LORD
of all the righteous acts of the LORD,
which HE did to you and to your fathers.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v8

When Jacob was come into Egypt,
and your fathers cried unto the LORD,
then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron,
which brought forth your fathers out of Egypt,
and made them dwell in this place.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v9

And when they forgot the LORD their GOD,
HE sold them
into the hand of Sisera captain of the host of Hazor,
and into the hand of the Philistines,
and into the hand of the king of Moab,
and they fought against them.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v10

And they cried unto the LORD,
and said,

 ‘We have sinned,
because we have forsaken the LORD,
and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth:
but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies,
and we will serve THEE’.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v11

And the LORD sent Jerubbaal,
and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel,
and delivered you out of the hand
of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled safely.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v12

And when ye saw
that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon
came against you, ye said unto me,

 ‘Nay, but a king shall reign over us,’ 

When the LORD your GOD was your king.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v13

Now therefore, behold the king
whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired:
and behold, the LORD hath set a king over you.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v14

If ye will fear the LORD, and serve HIM,
and obey HIS voice,
and not rebel against the commandment
of the LORD, then shall both ye,
and also the king that reigneth over you,
continue following the LORD your GOD.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v15

But if ye will not obey the voice of the LORD,
but rebel against the commandment of the LORD,
then shall the hand of the LORD be against you,
as it was against your fathers.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v16

Now therefore stand and see this great thing
which the LORD will do before your eyes.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v17

Is it not wheat harvest today?
I will call

 ‘Unto the LORD,’ 

And HE shall send thunder and rain;
that ye may perceive and see
that your wickedness is great,
which ye have done in the sight of the LORD,
in asking you

 ‘A king’.

¶ 1 Samuel 12 v18-25

{ heart }   [1S] 12v18

So Samuel called

Unto the LORD,

And the LORD sent thunder and rain that day:
and all the people greatly feared the LORD
and Samuel.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v19

And all the people said unto Samuel,

Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy GOD,

 ‘That we die not:’ 

For we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us

 ‘A king’.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v20

And Samuel said unto the people,

Fear not: (ye have done all this wickedness,
yet turn not aside from following the LORD,
but serve the LORD with all your heart:

{ heart }   [1S] 12v21

And turn ye not aside,
for then should ye go after vain things,
which cannot profit, nor deliver, for they are vain.)

{ heart }   [1S] 12v22

For the LORD will not forsake HIS people,
for HIS great NAME'S sake:
because it hath pleased the LORD
to make you HIS people.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v23

Moreover, as for me,
GOD forbid that I should sin against the LORD,
in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you

 ‘The good and the right way’.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v24

Only fear the LORD,
and serve HIM in truth with all your heart:
for consider how great things HE hath done for you.

{ heart }   [1S] 12v25

But if ye shall still do wickedly,
ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.

» 1 Samuel 13

¶ 1 Samuel 13 v1

{ heart }   [1S] 13v1

Saul reigned one year,
and when he had reigned two years over Israel,

¶ 1 Samuel 13 v2-22

{ heart }   [1S] 13v2

Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel:
whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash,
and in Mount Bethel,
and a thousand were with Jonathan
in Gibeah of Benjamin: and the rest of the people
he sent every man to his tent.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v3

And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines
that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it:
and Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land,

Let the Hebrews hear.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v4

And all Israel heard say

That Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines,
and that Israel also was had in abomination
with the Philistines:

And the people were called together after Saul
to Gilgal.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v5

And the Philistines gathered themselves together
to fight with Israel,
thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen,
and people as the sand which is on the sea shore
in multitude:
and they came up, and pitched in Michmash,
eastward from Beth-aven.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v6

When the men of Israel saw
that they were in a strait,
(for the people were distressed:)
then the people did hide themselves in caves,
and in thickets, and in rocks,
and in high places, and in pits.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v7

And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan,
to the land of Gad and Gilead;
as for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal,
and all the people followed him trembling.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v8

And he tarried seven days,
according to the set time that Samuel had appointed:
but Samuel came not to Gilgal,
and the people were scattered from him.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v9

And Saul said,

Bring hither a burnt offering to me,
and peace offerings.

And he offered the burnt offering.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v10

And it came to pass
that as soon as he had made an end
of offering the burnt offering,
behold, Samuel came, and Saul went out to meet him,
that he might salute him.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v11

And Samuel said,

What hast thou done?

And Saul said,

Because I saw that the people were scattered
from me,
and that thou camest not within the days appointed,
and that the Philistines gathered themselves together
at Michmash,

{ heart }   [1S] 13v12

Therefore said I,

 ‘The Philistines will come down now upon me
to Gilgal,
and I have not made supplication unto the LORD:
I forced myself therefore,
and offered a burnt offering’.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v13

And Samuel said to Saul,

Thou hast done foolishly:
thou hast not kept the commandment
of the LORD thy GOD,
which HE commanded thee:
for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom
upon Israel forever.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v14

But now thy kingdom shall not continue:
the LORD hath sought HIM a man
after HIS OWN heart,
and the LORD hath commanded him

To be captain over HIS people,

Because thou hast not kept
that which the LORD commanded thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v15

And Samuel arose, and gat him up from Gilgal,
unto Gibeah of Benjamin,
and Saul numbered the people
that were present with him, about six hundred men.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v16

And Saul and Jonathan his son,
and the people that were present with them,
abode in Gibeah of Benjamin:
but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v17

And the spoilers came out of the camp
of the Philistines, in three companies:
one company turned unto the way
that leadeth to Ophrah, unto the land of Shual.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v18

And another company turned the way to Beth-horon:
and another company turned to the way of the border
that looketh to the valley of Zeboim
toward the wilderness.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v19

Now there was no smith found
throughout all the land of Israel:
for the Philistines said,

Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords
or spears:

{ heart }   [1S] 13v20

But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines,
to sharpen every man his share and his coulter,
and his axe, and his mattock.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v21

Yet they had a file for the mattocks,
and for the coulters, and for the forks,
and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.

{ heart }   [1S] 13v22

So it came to pass in the day of battle,
that there was neither sword nor spear found
in the hand of any of the people
that were with Saul and Jonathan:
but with Saul and with Jonathan his son,
was there found.

¶ 1 Samuel 13 v23

{ heart }   [1S] 13v23

And the garrison of the Philistines went out
to the passage of Michmash.

» 1 Samuel 14

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v1-15

{ heart }   [1S] 14v1

Now it came to pass upon a day,
that Jonathan the son of Saul said
unto the young man that bare his armor,

Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison,
that is on the other side:

But he told not his father.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v2

And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah,
under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron:
and the people that were with him,
were about six hundred men:

{ heart }   [1S] 14v3

And Ahijah the son of Ahitub,
Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas,
the son of Eli, the LORD'S priest in Shiloh,
wearing an ephod:
and the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v4

And between the passages,
by which Jonathan sought to go over
unto the Philistines' garrison,
there was a sharp rock on the one side,
and a sharp rock on the other side:
and the name of the one was


And the name of the other,


{ heart }   [1S] 14v5

The forefront of the one
was situated northward over against Michmash,
and the other southward over against Gibeah.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v6

And Jonathan said to the young man
that bare his armor,

Come, and let us go over unto the garrison
of these uncircumcised;
it may be that the LORD will work for us:
for there is no restraint to the LORD
to save by many, or by few.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v7

And his armor-bearer said unto him,

Do all that is in thine heart:
turn thee, behold, I am with thee,
according to thy heart.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v8

Then said Jonathan,

Behold, we will pass over unto these men,
and we will discover ourselves unto them.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v9

If they say thus unto us,

 ‘Tarry until we come to you:’ 

Then we will stand still in our place,
and will not go up unto them.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v10

But if they say thus,

 ‘Come up unto us:’ 

Then we will go up;
for the LORD hath delivered them into our hand,
and this shall be a sign unto us.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v11

And both of them discovered themselves
unto the garrison of the Philistines:
and the Philistines said,

Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes,
where they had hid themselves.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v12

And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan
and his armor-bearer, and said,

Come up to us, and we will show you a thing.

And Jonathan said unto his armor-bearer,

Come up after me;
for the LORD hath delivered them into the hand
of Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v13

And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands
and upon his feet, and his armor-bearer after him:
and they fell before Jonathan,
and his armor-bearer slew after him.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v14

And that first slaughter,
which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made,
was about twenty men,
within as it were an half acre of land,
which a yoke of oxen might plow.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v15

And there was trembling in the host, in the field,
and among all the people:
the garrison and the spoilers, they also trembled,
and the earth quaked:
so it was a very great trembling.

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v16-30

{ heart }   [1S] 14v16

And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin
looked: and behold, the multitude melted away,
and they went on beating down one another.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v17

Then said Saul unto the people that were with him,

Number now, and see who is gone from us.

And when they had numbered,
behold, Jonathan and his armor-bearer
were not there.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v18

And Saul said unto Ahijah,

Bring hither the ark of GOD:

(For the ark of GOD was at that time
with the children of Israel.)

{ heart }   [1S] 14v19

And it came to pass while Saul talked unto the priest,
that the noise that was in the host of the Philistines
went on, and increased: and Saul said unto the priest,

Withdraw thine hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v20

And Saul and all the people that were with him
assembled themselves, and they came to the battle,
and behold, every man's sword was against his fellow,
and there was a very great discomfiture.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v21

Moreover, the Hebrews that were with the Philistines
before that time,
which went up with them into the camp
from the country round about;
even they also turned to be with the Israelites,
that were with Saul and Jonathan.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v22

Likewise all the men of Israel
which had hid themselves in Mount Ephraim,
when they heard

That the Philistines fled,

Even they also followed hard after them in the battle.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v23

So the LORD saved Israel that day:
and the battle passed over unto Beth-aven.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v24

And the men of Israel were distressed that day;
for Saul had adjured the people,

Cursed be the man that eateth any food
until evening,
that I may be avenged on mine enemies.

So none of the people tasted any food.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v25

And all they of the land came to a wood:
and there was honey upon the ground.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v26

And when the people were come into the wood,
behold, the honey dropped,
but no man put his hand to his mouth:
for the people feared the oath.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v27

But Jonathan heard not
when his father charged the people with the oath;
wherefore, he put forth the end of the rod
that was in his hand,
and dipped it in an honeycomb,
and put his hand to his mouth:
and his eyes were enlightened.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v28

Then answered one of the people,
and said,

Thy father strictly charged the people with an oath,

 ‘Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day’.

And the people were faint.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v29

Then said Jonathan,

My father hath troubled the land:
see, I pray you,
how mine eyes have been enlightened,
because I tasted a little of this honey.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v30

How much more,
if haply the people had eaten freely today
of the spoil of their enemies which they found?
for had there not been now
a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v1-35

{ heart }   [1S] 14v31

And they smote the Philistines that day
from Michmash to Aijalon:
and the people were very faint.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v32

And the people flew upon the spoil,
and took sheep, and oxen, and calves,
and slew them on the ground,
and the people did eat them with the blood.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v33

Then they told Saul,

Behold, the people sin against the LORD,
in that they eat with the blood.

And he said,

Ye have transgressed:
roll a great stone unto me this day.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v34

And Saul said,

Disperse yourselves among the people,
and say unto them,

 ‘Bring me hither every man his ox,
and every man his sheep,
and slay them here, and eat,
and sin not against the LORD
in eating with the blood’.

And all the people brought every man his ox
with him that night, and slew them there.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v35

And Saul built an altar unto the LORD:
the same was the first altar that he built
unto the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v36-46

{ heart }   [1S] 14v36

And Saul said,

Let us go down after the Philistines by night,
and spoil them until the morning light,
and let us not leave a man of them.

And they said,

Do whatsoever seemeth good unto thee.

Then said the priest,

Let us draw near hither unto GOD.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v37

And Saul asked counsel of GOD,

Shall I go down after the Philistines?
Wilt THOU deliver them into the hand of Israel?

But HE answered him not that day.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v38

And Saul said,

Draw ye near hither, all the chief of the people:
and know and see wherein this sin hath been
this day.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v39

For as the LORD liveth, WHICH saveth Israel,
though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die.

But there was not a man among all the people
that answered him.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v40

Then said he unto all Israel,

Be ye on one side,
and I ,and Jonathan my son will be on the other side.

And the people said unto Saul,

Do what seemeth good unto thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v41

Therefore Saul said unto the LORD GOD of Israel,

Give a perfect lot.

And Saul and Jonathan were taken:
but the people escaped.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v42

And Saul said,

Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son.

And Jonathan was taken.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v43

Then Saul said to Jonathan,

Tell me

 ‘What thou hast done’.

And Jonathan told him,
and said,

I did but taste a little honey
with the end of the rod that was in mine hand,
and lo, I must die.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v44

And Saul answered,

GOD do so and more also:
for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v45

And the people said unto Saul,

Shall Jonathan die,
who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel?
GOD forbid: as the LORD liveth,
there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground:
for he hath wrought with GOD this day.

So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v46

Then Saul went up from following the Philistines:
and the Philistines went to their own place.

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v47-48

{ heart }   [1S] 14v47

So Saul took the kingdom over Israel,
and fought against all his enemies on every side,
against Moab, and against the children of Ammon,
and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah,
and against the Philistines:
and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed them.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v48

And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites,
and delivered Israel out of the hands
of them that spoiled them.

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v49-51

{ heart }   [1S] 14v49

Now the sons of Saul were
Jonathan, and Ishvi, and Malchi-shua;
and the names of his two daughters were these:
the name of the first-born,


And the name of the younger,


{ heart }   [1S] 14v50

And the name of Saul's wife was


The daughter of Ahimaaz,
and the name of the captain of his host was


The son of Ner, Saul's uncle.

{ heart }   [1S] 14v51

And Kish was the father of Saul,
and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.

¶ 1 Samuel 14 v52

{ heart }   [1S] 14v52

And there was sore war against the Philistines,
all the days of Saul:
and when Saul saw any strong man,
or any valiant man, he took him unto him.

» 1 Samuel 15

¶ 1 Samuel 15 v1-4

{ heart }   [1S] 15v1

Samuel also said unto Saul,

The LORD sent me to anoint thee
to be king over HIS people, over Israel:
now therefore, hearken thou unto the voice
of the words of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v2

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,

I remember that which Amalek did to Israel,
how he laid wait for him in the way,
when he came up from Egypt.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v3

Now go and smite Amalek,
and utterly destroy all that they have,
and spare them not;
but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling,
ox and sheep, camel and ass.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v4

And Saul gathered the people together,
and numbered them in Telaim,
two hundred thousand footmen,
and ten thousand men of Judah.

¶ 1 Samuel 15 v5-9

{ heart }   [1S] 15v5

And Saul came to a city of Amalek,
and laid wait in the valley.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v6

And Saul said unto the Kenites,

Go, depart,
get you down from among the Amalekites,
lest I destroy you with them:
for ye showed kindness to all the children of Israel,
when they came up out of Egypt.

So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v7

And Saul smote the Amalekites
from Havilah until thou comest to Shur,
that is over against Egypt.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v8

And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive,
and utterly destroyed all the people
with the edge of the sword.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v9

But Saul and the people spared Agag,
and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen,
and of the fatlings, and the lambs,
and all that was good,
and would not utterly destroy them:
but everything that was vile and refuse,
that they destroyed utterly.

¶ 1 Samuel 15 v10-16

{ heart }   [1S] 15v10

Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel,

{ heart }   [1S] 15v11

It repenteth ME that I have set up Saul to be king:
for he is turned back from following ME,
and hath not performed MY commandments.

And it grieved Samuel;
and he cried unto the LORD all night.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v12

And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul
in the morning, it was told Samuel,

Saul came to Carmel,
and, behold, he set him up a place,
and is gone about, and passed on,
and gone down to Gilgal.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v13

And Samuel came to Saul,
and Saul said unto him,

Blessed be thou of the LORD;
I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v14

And Samuel said,

What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep
in mine ears,
and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

{ heart }   [1S] 15v15

And Saul said,

They have brought them from the Amalekites:
for the people spared the best of the sheep
and of the oxen,
to sacrifice unto the LORD thy GOD;
and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v16

Then Samuel said unto Saul,

Stay, and I will tell thee

 ‘What the LORD hath said to me this night’.

And he said unto him,

Say on.

¶ 1 Samuel 15 v17-31

{ heart }   [1S] 15v17

And Samuel said,

When thou wast little in thine own sight,
wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel,
and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

{ heart }   [1S] 15v18

And the LORD sent thee on a journey,
and said,

Go, and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites,
and fight against them until they be consumed.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v19

Wherefore then diddest thou not obey
the voice of the LORD,
but diddest fly upon the spoil,
and diddest evil in the sight of the LORD?

{ heart }   [1S] 15v20

And Saul said unto Samuel,

Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD,
and have gone the way which the LORD sent me,
and have brought Agag the king of Amalek,
and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v21

But the people took of the spoil,
sheep and oxen, the chief of the things
which should have been utterly destroyed,
to sacrifice unto the LORD thy GOD in Gilgal.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v22

And Samuel said,

Hath the LORD as great delight
in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
as in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey, is better than sacrifice:
and to hearken, than the fat of rams.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v23

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry:
because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD,
HE hath also rejected thee from being king.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v24

And Saul said unto Samuel,

I have sinned: for I have transgressed
the commandment of the LORD, and thy words;
because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v25

Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin,
and turn again with me,
that I may worship the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v26

And Samuel said unto Saul,

I will not return with thee:
for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD,
and the LORD hath rejected thee
from being king over Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v27

And as Samuel turned about to go away,
he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v28

And Samuel said unto him,

The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel
from thee this day,
and hath given it to a neighbor of thine,
that is better than thou.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v29

And also the STRENGTH of Israel
will not lie, nor repent:
for HE is not a man, that HE should repent.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v30

Then he said,

I have sinned: yet honor me now, I pray thee,
before the elders of my people, and before Israel,
and turn again with me,
that I may worship the LORD thy GOD.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v31

So Samuel turned again after Saul,
and Saul worshipped the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 15 v32-34

{ heart }   [1S] 15v32

Then said Samuel,

Bring ye hither to me Agag
the king of the Amalekites:

And Agag came unto him delicately.
And Agag said,

Surely the bitterness of death is past.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v33

And Samuel said,

As thy sword hath made women childless,
so shall thy mother be childless among women.

And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces
before the LORD in Gilgal.

{ heart }   [1S] 15v34

Then Samuel went to Ramah,
and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.

¶ 1 Samuel 15 v35

{ heart }   [1S] 15v35

And Samuel came no more to see Saul
until the day of his death:
nevertheless, Samuel mourned for Saul:
and the LORD repented
that HE had made Saul king over Israel.

» 1 Samuel 16

¶ 1 Samuel 16 v1-5

{ heart }   [1S] 16v1

And the LORD said unto Samuel,

How long wilt thou mourn for Saul,
seeing I have rejected him
from reigning over Israel?
Fill thine horn with oil, and go,
I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite:
for I have provided ME a king among his sons.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v2

And Samuel said,

How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me.

And the LORD said,

Take an heifer with thee,
and say,

 ‘I am come to sacrifice to the LORD’.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v3

And call Jesse to the sacrifice,
and I will show thee what thou shalt do:
and thou shalt anoint unto ME
him whom I name unto thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v4

And Samuel did that which the LORD spake,
and came to Bethlehem:
and the elders of the town trembled at his coming,
and said,

Comest thou peaceably?

{ heart }   [1S] 16v5

And he said,

Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD:
sanctify yourselves,
and come with me to the sacrifice:

And he sanctified Jesse and his sons,
and called them to the sacrifice.

¶ 1 Samuel 16 v6-13

{ heart }   [1S] 16v6

And it came to pass when they were come,
that he looked on Eliab,
and said,

Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v7

But the LORD said unto Samuel,

Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature,
because I have refused him;
for the LORD seeth not, as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the LORD looketh on the heart.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v8

Then Jesse called


And made him pass before Samuel.
And he said,

Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v9

Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by:
and he said,

Neither hath the LORD chosen this.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v10

Again Jesse made seven of his sons
to pass before Samuel;
and Samuel said unto Jesse,

The LORD hath not chosen these.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v11

And Samuel said unto Jesse,

Are here all thy children?

And he said,

There remaineth yet the youngest,
and behold, he keepeth the sheep.

And Samuel said unto Jesse,

Send, and fetch him:
for we will not sit down, till he come hither.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v12

And he sent, and brought him in:
now he was ruddy,
and withal of a beautiful countenance,
and goodly to look to:
And the LORD said,

Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v13

Then Samuel took the horn of oil,
and anointed him in the midst of his brethren:
and the SPIRIT of the LORD came upon David,
from that day forward.
So Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.

¶ 1 Samuel 16 v14-23

{ heart }   [1S] 16v14

But the SPIRIT of the LORD departed from Saul,
and an Evil Spirit from the LORD troubled him.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v15

And Saul's servants said unto him,

Behold now,
an Evil Spirit from GOD troubleth thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v16

Let our lord now command thy servants,
which are before thee,

 ‘To seek out a man,
who is a cunning player on an harp:’ 

And it shall come to pass
when the Evil Spirit from GOD is upon thee,
that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v17

And Saul said unto his servants,

Provide me now a man, that can play well,
and bring him to me.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v18

Then answered one of the servants,
and said,

Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite,
that is cunning in playing,
and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war,
and prudent in matters, and a comely person,
and the LORD is with him.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v19

Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse,
and said,

Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v20

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread,
and a bottle of wine, and a kid,
and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v21

And David came to Saul, and stood before him:
and he loved him greatly,
and he became his armor-bearer.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v22

And Saul sent to Jesse,

Let David, I pray thee, stand before me:
for he hath found favor in my sight.

{ heart }   [1S] 16v23

And it came to pass,
when the Evil Spirit from GOD was upon Saul,
that David took an harp, and played with his hand:
so Saul was refreshed, and was well,
and the Evil Spirit departed from him.

» 1 Samuel 17

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v1-11

{ heart }   [1S] 17v1

Now the Philistines gathered together their armies
to battle, and were gathered together at Socoh,
which belongeth to Judah,
and pitched between Socoh and Azekah,
in Ephes-dammim.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v2

And Saul and the men of Israel were
gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah,
and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v3

And the Philistines stood on a mountain
on the one side,
and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side,
and there was a valley between them.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v4

And there went out a champion
out of the camp of the Philistines, named


Of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v5

And he had an helmet of brass upon his head,
and he was armed with a coat of mail:
and the weight of the coat
was five thousand shekels of brass.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v6

And he had greaves of brass upon his legs,
and a target of brass carried between his shoulders.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v7

And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam:
and his spear's head weighed
six hundred shekels of iron:
and one bearing a shield went before him.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v8

And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel,
and said unto them,

Why are ye come out to set your battle in array?
am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul?
choose you a man for you,
and let him come down to me.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v9

If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me,
then will we be your servants:
but if I prevail against him, and kill him,
then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v10

And the Philistine said,

I defy the armies of Israel this day;
give me a man, that we may fight together.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v11

When Saul and all Israel heard those words
of the Philistine,
they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v12-19

{ heart }   [1S] 17v12

Now David was the son
of that Ephrathite of Bethlehem-judah,
whose name was


And he had eight sons:
and the man went among men for an old man
in the days of Saul.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v13

And the three eldest sons of Jesse went,
and followed Saul to the battle:
and the names of his three sons
that went to the battle, were,


The first-born, and next unto him,


And the third,


{ heart }   [1S] 17v14

And David was the youngest:
and the three eldest followed Saul.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v15

But David went and returned from Saul,
to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v16

And the Philistine drew near morning and evening,
and presented himself forty days.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v17

And Jesse said unto David his son,

Take now for thy brethren
an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves,
and run to the camp to thy brethren;

{ heart }   [1S] 17v18

And carry these ten cheeses
unto the captain of their thousand,
and look how thy brethren fare,
and take their pledge.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v19

Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel,
were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v20-30

{ heart }   [1S] 17v20

And David rose up early in the morning,
and left the sheep with a keeper,
and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him:
and he came to the trench,
as the host was going forth to the fight,
and shouted for the battle.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v21

For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle
in array, army against army.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v22

And David left his carriage
in the hand of the keeper of the carriage,
and ran into the army,
and came and saluted his brethren.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v23

And as he talked with them,
behold, there came up the champion,
the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name,
out of the armies of the Philistines,
and spake according to the same words as before;
and David heard them.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v24

And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man,
fled from him, and were sore afraid.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v25

And the men of Israel said,

Have ye seen this man that is come up?
Surely to defy Israel is he come up:
and it shall be, that the man who killeth him,
the king will enrich him with great riches,
and will give him his daughter,
and make his father's house free in Israel.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v26

And David spake to the men that stood by him,

What shall be done to the man
that killeth this Philistine,
and taketh away the reproach from Israel?
for who is this uncircumcised Philistine,
that he should defy the armies of the living GOD?

{ heart }   [1S] 17v27

And the people answered him after this manner,

So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v28

And Eliab his eldest brother heard,
when he spake unto the men,
and Eliab's anger was kindled against David,
and he said,

Why camest thou down hither?
and with whom hast thou left those few sheep
in the wilderness?
I know

 ‘Thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart;’ 

For thou art come down,
that thou mightest see the battle.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v29

And David said,

What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

{ heart }   [1S] 17v30

And he turned from him towards another,
and spake after the same manner:
and the people answered him again
after the former manner.

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v17-37

{ heart }   [1S] 17v31

And when the words were heard which David spake,
they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v32

And David said to Saul,

Let no man's heart fail, because of him:
thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v33

And Saul said to David,

Thou art not able to go against this Philistine
to fight with him: for thou art but a youth,
and he a man of war from his youth.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v34

And David said unto Saul,

Thy servant kept his father's sheep,
and there came a lion, and a bear,
and took a lamb out of the flock:

{ heart }   [1S] 17v35

And I went out after him, and smote him,
and delivered it out of his mouth:
and when he arose against me,
I caught him by his beard, and smote him,
and slew him.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v36

Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear:
and this uncircumcised Philistine
shall be as one of them,
seeing he hath defied the armies of the living GOD.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v37

David said moreover,

The LORD THAT delivered me
out of the paw of the lion,
and out of the paw of the bear,
HE will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.

And Saul said unto David,

Go, and the LORD be with thee.

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v38-47

{ heart }   [1S] 17v38

And Saul armed David with his armor,
and he put an helmet of brass upon his head,
also he armed him with a coat of male.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v39

And David girded his sword upon his armor,
and he assayed to go, for he had not proved it:
and David said unto Saul,

I cannot go with these: for I have not proved them.

And David put them off him.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v40

And he took his staff in his hand,
and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook,
and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had,
even in a scrip, and his sling was in his hand,
and he drew near to the Philistine.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v41

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

{ heart }   [1S] 17v42

And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David,
he disdained him: for he was but a youth,
and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v43

And the Philistine said unto David,

Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?

and the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v44

And the Philistine said to David,

Come to me, and I will give thy flesh
unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v45

Then said David to the Philistine,

Thou comest to me with a sword,
and with a spear, and with a shield;
but I come to thee
in the NAME of the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of the armies of Israel,
WHOM thou hast defied.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v46

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 carcasses
of the host of the Philistines this day
unto the fowls of the air,
and to the wild beasts of the earth,
that all the earth may know

 ‘That there is a GOD in Israel’.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v47

And all this assembly shall know

 ‘That the LORD saveth not with sword and spear’ 

(For the battle is the LORD'S)
and HE will give you into our hands.

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v48-54

{ heart }   [1S] 17v48

And it came to pass when the Philistine arose,
and came, and drew nigh to meet David,
that David hasted,
and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v49

And David put his hand in his bag,
and took from thence a stone, and slang it,
and smote the Philistine in his forehead,
that the stone sunk into his forehead,
and he fell upon his face to the earth.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v50

So David prevailed over the Philistine
with a sling and with a stone,
and smote the Philistine, and slew him,
but there was no sword in the hand of David.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v51

Therefore David ran and stood upon the Philistine,
and took his sword,
and drew it out of the sheath thereof,
and slew him, and cut off his head therewith.
And when the Philistines saw
their champion was dead, they fled.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v52

And the men of Israel, and of Judah arose,
and shouted, and pursued the Philistines,
until thou come to the valley,
and to the gates of Ekron:
and the wounded of the Philistines fell down
by the way to Shaaraim,
even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v53

And the children of Israel returned from chasing after
the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v54

And David took the head of the Philistine,
and brought it to Jerusalem,
but he put his armor in his tent.

¶ 1 Samuel 17 v55-58

{ heart }   [1S] 17v55

And when Saul saw David go forth
against the Philistine,
he said unto Abner the captain of the host,

Abner, whose son is this youth?

And Abner said,

As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v56

And the king said,

Enquire thou

 ‘Whose son the stripling is’.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v57

And as David returned from the slaughter
of the Philistine,
Abner took him, and brought him before Saul,
with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 17v58

And Saul said to him,

Whose son art thou, thou young man?

And David answered,

I am the son of thy servant Jesse, the Bethlehemite.

» 1 Samuel 18

¶ 1 Samuel 18 v1-4

{ heart }   [1S] 18v1

And it came to pass
when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul,
that the soul of Jonathan was knit
with the soul of David,
and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v2

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

{ heart }   [1S] 18v3

Then Jonathan and David made a covenant,
because he loved him as his own soul.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v4

And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe
that was upon him, and gave it to David,
and his garments, even to his sword,
and to his bow, and to his girdle.

¶ 1 Samuel 18 v5-7

{ heart }   [1S] 18v5

And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him,
and behaved himself wisely:
and Saul set him over the men of war,
and he was accepted in the sight of all the people,
and also in the sight of Saul's servants.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v6

And it came to pass as they came,
when David was returned from the slaughter
of the Philistine,
that the women came out of all cities of Israel,
singing and dancing, to meet king Saul,
with timbrels, with joy, and with instruments of music.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v7

And the women answered one another
as they played, and said,

Saul hath slain his thousands,
and David his ten thousands.

¶ 1 Samuel 18 v8-11

{ heart }   [1S] 18v8

And Saul was very wroth,
and the saying displeased him,
and he said,

They have ascribed unto David ten thousands,
and to me they have ascribed but thousands:
and what can he have more, but the kingdom?

{ heart }   [1S] 18v9

And Saul eyed David from that day, and forward.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v10

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that the Evil Spirit from GOD came upon Saul,
and he prophesied in the midst of the house:
and David played with his hand, as at other times:
and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v11

And Saul cast the javelin;
for he said,

I will smite David even to the wall with it:

And David avoided out of his presence twice.

¶ 1 Samuel 18 v12-19

{ heart }   [1S] 18v12

And Saul was afraid of David,
because the LORD was with him,
and was departed from Saul.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v13

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

{ heart }   [1S] 18v14

And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways;
and the LORD was with him.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v15

Wherefore, when Saul saw
that he behaved himself very wisely,
he was afraid of him.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v16

But all Israel and Judah loved David,
because he went out and came in before them.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v17

And Saul said to David,

Behold, my elder daughter Merab,
her will I give thee to wife:
only be thou valiant for me,
and fight the LORD'S battles:

For Saul said,

Let not mine hand be upon him,
but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v18

And David said unto Saul,

Who am I?
and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel,
that I should be son-in-law to the king?

{ heart }   [1S] 18v19

But it came to pass
at the time when Merab Saul's daughter
should have been given to David,
that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.

¶ 1 Samuel 18 v20-30

{ heart }   [1S] 18v20

And Michal Saul's daughter loved David:
and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v21

And Saul said,

I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him,
and that the hand of the Philistines
may be against him.

Wherefore Saul said to David,

Thou shalt this day be my son-in-law,
in the one of the twain.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v22

And Saul commanded his servants,

Commune with David secretly, and say,

 ‘Behold, the king hath delight in thee,
and all his servants love thee:
now therefore be the king's son-in-law’.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v23

And Saul's servants spake those words
in the ears of David: And David said,

Seemeth it to you a light thing
to be a king's son-in-law,
seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?

{ heart }   [1S] 18v24

And the servants of Saul told him,

On this manner spake David.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v25

And Saul said,

Thus shall ye say to David,

 ‘The king desireth not any dowry,
but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines,
to be avenged of the king's enemies’.

But Saul thought

To make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v26

And when his servants told David these words,
it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law:
and the days were not expired.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v27

Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men,
and slew of the Philistines two hundred men,
and David brought their foreskins,
and they gave them in full tale to the king,
that he might be the king's son-in-law:
and Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v28

And Saul saw and knew

 ‘That the LORD was with David,’ 

And that Michal Saul's daughter loved him.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v29

And Saul was yet the more afraid of David;
and Saul became David's enemy continually.

{ heart }   [1S] 18v30

Then the princes of the Philistines went forth:
and it came to pass after they went forth,
that David behaved himself more wisely
than all the servants of Saul,
so that his name was much set by.

» 1 Samuel 19

¶ 1 Samuel 19 v1-7

{ heart }   [1S] 19v1

And Saul spake to Jonathan his son,
and to all his servants,

That they should kill David.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v2

But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David:
and Jonathan told David,

Saul my father seeketh to kill thee:
Now therefore, I pray thee,
take heed to thyself until the morning,
and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:

{ heart }   [1S] 19v3

And I will go out and stand beside my father
in the field where thou art,
and I will commune with my father of thee,
and what I see, that I will tell thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v4

And Jonathan spake good of David
unto Saul his father, and said unto him,

Let not the king sin against his servant, against David:
because he hath not sinned against thee,
and because his works have been to thee ward
very good:

{ heart }   [1S] 19v5

For he did put his life in his hand,
and slew the Philistine,
and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel:
thou sawest it, and diddest rejoice:
Wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood,
to slay David without a cause?

{ heart }   [1S] 19v6

And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan;
and Saul sware,

As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v7

And Jonathan called


And Jonathan showed him all those things:
and Jonathan brought David to Saul,
and he was in his presence, as in times past.

¶ 1 Samuel 19 v8-17

{ heart }   [1S] 19v8

And there was war again,
and David went out, and fought with the Philistines,
and slew them with a great slaughter,
and they fled from him.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v9

And the Evil Spirit from the LORD was upon Saul,
as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand:
and David played with his hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v10

And Saul sought

To smite David even to the wall with the javelin:

But he slipped away out of Saul's presence,
and he smote the javelin into the wall:
and David fled, and escaped that night.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v11

Saul also sent messengers unto David's house,

To watch him, and to slay him in the morning:

And Michal David's wife told him,

If thou save not thy life tonight,
tomorrow thou shalt be slain.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v12

So Michal let David down through a window:
and he went and fled, and escaped.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v13

And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed,
and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster,
and covered it with a cloth.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v14

And when Saul sent messengers to take David,
she said,

He is sick.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v15

And Saul sent the messengers again to see David,

Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v16

And when the messengers were come in,
behold, there was an image in the bed,
with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v17

And Saul said unto Michal,

Why hast thou deceived me so,
and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped?

And Michal answered Saul,

He said unto me,

 ‘Let me go; Why should I kill thee?’ 

¶ 1 Samuel 19 v18-24

{ heart }   [1S] 19v18

So David fled, and escaped,
and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him

All that Saul had done to him:

And he and Samuel went, and dwelt in Naioth.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v19

And it was told Saul,

Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v20

And Saul sent messengers to take David:
and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying,
and Samuel standing as appointed over them,

The SPIRIT of GOD was upon
the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v21

And when it was told Saul,
he sent other messengers,
and they prophesied likewise:
and Saul sent messengers again the third time,
and they prophesied also.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v22

Then went he also to Ramah,
and came to a great well that is in Secu:
and he asked, and said,

Where are Samuel and David?

And one said,

Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.

{ heart }   [1S] 19v23

And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah:
and the SPIRIT of GOD was upon him also,
and he went on and prophesied
until he came to Naioth in Ramah:

{ heart }   [1S] 19v24

And he stripped off his clothes also,
and prophesied before Samuel in like manner,
and lay down naked all that day, and all that night:
wherefore they say,

Is Saul also among the prophets?

» 1 Samuel 20

¶ 1 Samuel 20 v1-11

{ heart }   [1S] 20v1

And David fled from Naioth in Ramah,
and came and said before Jonathan,

What have I done? what is mine iniquity?
and what is my sin before thy father,
that he seeketh my life?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v2

And he said unto him,

GOD forbid, thou shalt not die;
behold, my father will do nothing, either great or small,
but that he will show it me:
and why should my father hide this thing from me?
it is not so.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v3

And David sware moreover,
and said,

Thy father certainly knoweth

 ‘That I have found grace in thine eyes,’ 

And he saith,

 ‘Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved:
but truly, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
there is but a step between me and death.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v4

Then said Jonathan unto David,

Whatsoever thy soul desireth,
I will even do it for thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v5

And David said unto Jonathan,

Behold, tomorrow is the new moon,
and I should not fail to sit with the king at the meat:
but let me go, that I may hide myself in the fields
unto the third day at evening.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v6

If thy father at all miss me, then say,

 ‘David earnestly asked leave of me
that he might run to Bethlehem his city:
for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family’.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v7

If he say thus, It is well, thy servant shall have peace:
but if he be very wroth,
then be sure that evil is determined by him.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v8

Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant,
for thou hast brought thy servant
into a covenant of the LORD with thee:
notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity,
slay me thyself:
for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v9

And Jonathan said,

Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly

 ‘That evil were determined by my father
to come upon thee,’ 

Then would not I tell it thee?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v10

Then said David to Jonathan,

Who shall tell me?
or what if thy father answer thee roughly?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v11

And Jonathan said unto David,

Come, and let us go out into the field.

And they went out both of them into the field.

¶ 1 Samuel 20 v12-17

{ heart }   [1S] 20v12

And Jonathan said unto David,

O LORD GOD of Israel,
when I have sounded my father,
about tomorrow any time, or the third day,
and behold, if there be good toward David,
and I then send not unto thee, and show it thee;

{ heart }   [1S] 20v13

The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan:
but if it please my father to do thee evil,
then I will show it to thee, and send thee away,
that thou mayest go in peace,
and the LORD be with thee,
as he hath been with my father.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v14

And thou shalt not only while yet I live
show me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not:

{ heart }   [1S] 20v15

But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness
from my house forever:
no not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies
of David, every one from the face of the earth.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v16

So Jonathan made a covenant
with the house of David,

Let the LORD even require it
at the hand of David's enemies.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v17

And Jonathan caused David to swear again,
because he loved him:
for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

¶ 1 Samuel 20 v18-23

{ heart }   [1S] 20v18

Then Jonathan said to David,

Tomorrow is the new moon:
and thou shalt be missed,
because thy seat will be empty.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v19

And when thou hast stayed three days,
then thou shalt go down quickly,
and come to the place where thou diddest hide thyself,
when the business was in hand,
and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v20

And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof,
as though I shot at a mark.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v21

And behold, I will send a lad,

 ‘Go, find out the arrows.’ 

If I expressly say unto the lad,

 ‘Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee,
take them:’ 

Then come thou, for there is peace to thee,
and no hurt, as the LORD liveth.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v22

But if I say thus unto the young man,

 ‘Behold, the arrows are beyond thee:’ 

Go thy way, for the LORD hath sent thee away.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v23

And as touching the matter
which thou and I have spoken of,
behold, the LORD be between thee and me forever.

¶ 1 Samuel 20 v24-34

{ heart }   [1S] 20v24

So David hid himself in the field:
and when the new moon was come,
the king sat him down to meat.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v25

And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times,
even upon a seat by the wall:
and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side,
and David's place was empty.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v26

Nevertheless, Saul spake not any thing that day:
for he thought,

Something hath befallen him, he is not clean;
surely he is not clean.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v27

And it came to pass on the morrow,
which was the second day of the month,
that David's place was empty:
and Saul said unto Jonathan his son,

Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to the meat,
neither yesterday nor today?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v28

And Jonathan answered Saul,

David earnestly asked leave of me
to go to Bethlehem.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v29

And he said,

Let me go, I pray thee;
for our family hath a sacrifice in the city;
and my brother, he hath commanded me to be there:
and now if I have found favor in thine eyes,
let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren:
Therefore he cometh not unto the king's table.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v30

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan,
and he said unto him,

Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman,
do not I know

 ‘That thou hast chosen the son of Jesse
to thine own confusion,
and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness’?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v31

For as long as the son of Jesse
liveth upon the ground,
thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom:
wherefore now send and fetch him unto me,
for he shall surely die.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v32

And Jonathan answered Saul his father,
and said unto him,

Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v33

And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him,
whereby Jonathan knew

 ‘That it was determined of his father to slay David’.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v34

So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger,
and did eat no meat the second day of the month:
for he was grieved for David,
because his father had done him shame.

¶ 1 Samuel 20 v35-42

{ heart }   [1S] 20v35

And it came to pass in the morning,
that Jonathan went out into the field
at the time appointed with David,
and a little lad with him.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v36

And he said unto his lad,

Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot.

And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v37

And when the lad was come
to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot,
Jonathan cried after the lad, and said,

Is not the arrow beyond thee?

{ heart }   [1S] 20v38

And Jonathan cried after the lad,

Make speed, haste, stay not.

And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows,
and came to his master.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v39

But the lad knew not any thing:
only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v40

And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad,
and said unto him,

Go, carry them to the city.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v41

And as soon as the lad was gone,
David arose out of a place toward the south,
and fell on his face to the ground,
and bowed himself three times:
and they kissed one another,
and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

{ heart }   [1S] 20v42

And Jonathan said to David,

Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn
both of us in the NAME of the LORD,

 ‘The LORD be between me and thee,
and between my seed and thy seed forever.’ 

And he arose,, and departed:
and Jonathan went into the city.

» 1 Samuel 21

¶ 1 Samuel 21 v1-9

{ heart }   [1S] 21v1

Then came David to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest,
and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David,
and said unto him,

Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?

{ heart }   [1S] 21v2

And David said unto Ahimelech the priest,

The king hath commanded me a business,
and hath said unto me,

 ‘Let no man know anything of the business
about which I send thee,
and what I have commanded thee:’ 

And I have appointed my servants
to such and such a place.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v3

Now therefore what is under thine hand?
give me five loaves of bread in mine hand,
or what there is present.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v4

And the priest answered David,
and said,

There is no common bread under mine hand,
but there is hallowed bread:
if the young men have kept themselves
at least from women.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v5

And David answered the priest,
and said unto him,

Of a truth women have been kept from us
about these three days, since I came out,
and the vessels of the young men are holy,
and the bread is in a manner common,
yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v6

So the priest gave him hallowed bread;
for there was no bread there but the showbread,
that was taken from before the LORD,
to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v7

Now a certain man of the servants of Saul
was there that day, detained before the LORD,
and his name was


An Edomite,
the chiefest of the herdsmen that belonged to Saul.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v8

And David said unto Ahimelech,

And is there not here under thine hand
spear or sword?
For I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me,
because the king's business required haste.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v9

And the priest said,

The sword of Goliath the Philistine,
whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah,
behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod:
if thou wilt take that, take it;
for there is no other save that here.

And David said,

There is none like that, give it me.

¶ 1 Samuel 21 v10-15

{ heart }   [1S] 21v10

And David arose, and fled that day, for fear of Saul,
and went to Achish, the king of Gath.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v11

And the servants of Achish said unto him,

Is not this David the king of the land?
Did they not sing one to another of him in dances,

 ‘Saul hath slain his thousands,
and David his ten thousands’?

{ heart }   [1S] 21v12

And David laid up these words in his heart,
and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v13

And he changed his behavior before them,
and feigned himself mad in their hands,
and scrabbled on the doors of the gate,
and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.

{ heart }   [1S] 21v14

Then said Achish unto his servants,

Lo, ye see the man is mad:
wherefore then have ye brought him to me?

{ heart }   [1S] 21v15

Have I need of mad-men,
that ye have brought this fellow
to play the mad-man in my presence?
Shall this fellow come into my house?

» 1 Samuel 22

¶ 1 Samuel 22 v1-5

{ heart }   [1S] 22v1

David therefore departed from thence,
and escaped to the cave Adullam:
and when his brethren and all his father's house
heard it, they went down there thither to him.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v2

And every one that was in distress,
and every one that was in debt,
and every one that was discontented,
gathered themselves unto him.
and he became a captain over them:
and there were with him about four hundred men.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v3

And David went from thence to Mizpah of Moab;
and he said unto the king of Moab,

Let my father and my mother, I pray thee,
come forth, and be with you, till I know

 ‘What GOD will do for me’.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v4

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

{ heart }   [1S] 22v5

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 Hereth.

¶ 1 Samuel 22 v6-10

{ heart }   [1S] 22v6

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 servants were standing about him,)

{ heart }   [1S] 22v7

Then Saul said unto his servants
that stood about him,

Hear now, ye Benjamites:
Will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields,
and vineyards,
and make you all captains of thousands,
and captains of hundreds:

{ heart }   [1S] 22v8

That all of you have conspired against me,
and there is none that showeth me
that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse,
and there is none of you that is sorry for me,
or showeth unto me
that my son hath stirred up my servant against me,
to lie in wait, as at this day?

{ heart }   [1S] 22v9

Then answered Doeg the Edomite,
(which was set over the servants of Saul)
and said,

I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob,
to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v10

And he enquired of the LORD for him,
and gave him victuals,
and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

¶ 1 Samuel 22 v11-19

{ heart }   [1S] 22v11

Then the king sent to call

Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub,
and all his father's house,
the priests that were in Nob:

And they came all of them to the king.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v12

And Saul said,

Hear now, thou son of Ahitub.

And he answered,

Here I am, my lord.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v13

And Saul said unto him,

Why have ye conspired against me,
thou and the son of Jesse,
in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword,
and hast enquired of GOD for him,
that he should rise against me,
to lie in wait, as at this day?

{ heart }   [1S] 22v14

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 honorable in thine house?

{ heart }   [1S] 22v15

Did I then begin to enquire of GOD for him?
be it far from me:
let not the king impute any thing unto his servant,
nor to all the house of my father:
for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less or more.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v16

And the king said,

Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech,
thou, and all thy father's house.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v17

And the king said unto the footmen
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 show it to me.

But the servants of the king
would not put forth their hand
to fall upon the priests of the LORD.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v18

And the king said to Doeg,

Turn thou and fall upon the priests.

And Doeg the Edomite turned,
and he fell upon the priests,
and slew on that day fourscore and five persons
that did wear a linen ephod.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v19

And Nob the city of the priests,
smote he with the edge of the sword,
both men and women, children and sucklings,
and oxen, and asses, and sheep,
with the edge of the sword.

¶ 1 Samuel 22 v20-23

{ heart }   [1S] 22v20

And one of the sons of Ahimelech,
the son of Ahitub, named


Escaped, and fled after David.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v21

And Abiathar showed David
that Saul had slain the LORD'S priests.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v22

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.

{ heart }   [1S] 22v23

Abide thou with me, fear not:
for he that seeketh my life, seeketh thy life:
but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

» 1 Samuel 23

¶ 1 Samuel 23 v1-6

{ heart }   [1S] 23v1

Then they told David,

Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah,
and they rob the threshing floors.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v2

Therefore David enquired of the LORD,

Shall I go and smite these Philistines?

And the LORD said unto David,

Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v3

And David's men said unto him,

Behold, we be afraid here in Judah:
how much more then if we come to Keilah
against the armies of the Philistines?

{ heart }   [1S] 23v4

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 Philistines into thine hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v5

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.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v6

And it came to pass
when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David
to Keilah,
that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

¶ 1 Samuel 23 v7-13

{ heart }   [1S] 23v7

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 entering into a town that hath gates and bars.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v8

And Saul called all the people together to war,
to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v9

And David knew

That Saul secretly practiced mischief against him,

And he said to Abiathar the priest,

Bring hither the ephod.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v10

Then said 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’.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v11

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.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v12

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.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v13

Then David and his men,
which were about six 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.

¶ 1 Samuel 23 v14-18

{ heart }   [1S] 23v14

And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds,
and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph:
and Saul sought him every day,
but GOD delivered him not into his hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v15

And David saw that Saul was come out
to seek his life:
and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v16

And Jonathan Saul's son arose,
and went to David into the wood,
and strengthened his hand in GOD.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v17

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.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v18

And they two made a covenant before the LORD:
and David abode in the wood,
and Jonathan went to his house.

¶ 1 Samuel 23 v19-24

{ heart }   [1S] 23v19

Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah,

Doth not David hide himself with us
in strongholds in the wood,
in the hill of Hachilah,
which is on the south of Jeshimon?

{ heart }   [1S] 23v20

Now therefore, O king, come down
according to all the desire of thy soul to come down,
and our part shall be to deliver him
into the king's hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v21

And Saul said,

Blessed be ye of the LORD,
for ye have compassion on me.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v22

Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see

 ‘His place where his haunt is,
and who hath seen him there:’ 

For it is told me

 ‘That he dealeth very subtly’.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v23

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.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v24

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.

¶ 1 Samuel 23 v25-28

{ heart }   [1S] 23v25

Saul also 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.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v26

And Saul 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 Saul:
for Saul and his men
compassed David and his men round about
to take them.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v27

But there came a messenger unto Saul,

Haste thee, and come:
for the Philistines have invaded the land.

{ heart }   [1S] 23v28

Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David,
and went against the Philistines;
therefore they called that place


¶ 1 Samuel 23 v29

{ heart }   [1S] 23v29

And David went up from thence,
and dwelt in strongholds at En-gedi.

» 1 Samuel 24

¶ 1 Samuel 24 v1-6

{ heart }   [1S] 24v1

And it came to pass,
when Saul was returned from following the Philistines,
that it was told him, saying,

Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v2

Then Saul took three thousand chosen men
out of all Israel,
and went to seek David and his men
upon the rocks of the wild goats.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v3

And he came to the sheepcotes by the way,
where was a cave, and Saul went in to cover his feet:
and David and his men remained
in the sides of the cave.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v4

And the men of David said unto him,

Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee,

Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand,
that thou mayest do to him
as it shall seem good unto thee.

Then David arose,
and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v5

And it came to pass afterward,
that David's heart smote him,
because he had cut off Saul's skirt.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v6

And he said unto his men,

The LORD forbid that I should do this thing
unto my master the LORD'S anointed,
to stretch forth mine hand against him,
seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

¶ 1 Samuel 24 v7-15

{ heart }   [1S] 24v7

So David stayed his servants with these words,
and suffered them not to rise against Saul:
but Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v8

David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave,
and cried after Saul, saying,

My lord the king.

And when Saul looked behind him,
David stooped with his face to the earth,
and bowed himself.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v9

And David said to Saul,

Wherefore hearest thou men's words,

 ‘Behold, David seeketh thy hurt’?

{ heart }   [1S] 24v10

Behold, this day thine eyes have seen,
how that the LORD had delivered thee today
into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me

 ‘Kill thee,’ 

But mine eye spared thee, and I said,

 ‘I will not put forth mine hand against my lord,
for he is the LORD'S anointed’.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v11

Moreover my father,
see, yea see the skirt of thy robe in my hand:
for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe,
and killed thee not, know thou and see

 ‘That there is neither evil nor transgression
in mine hand,’ 

And I have not sinned against thee;
yet thou huntest my soul, to take it’.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v12

The LORD judge between me and thee,
and the LORD avenge me of thee:
but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v13

As saith the proverb of the ancients,

 ‘Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked:’ 

But mine hand shall not be upon thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v14

After whom is the king of Israel come out?
after whom dost thou pursue?
After a dead dog, after a flea.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v15

The LORD therefore be judge,
and judge between me and thee,
and see, and plead my cause,
and deliver me out of thine hand.

¶ 1 Samuel 24 v16-22

{ heart }   [1S] 24v16

And it came to pass
when David had made an end
of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said,

Is this thy voice, my son David?

And Saul lift up his voice, and wept.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v17

And he said to David,

Thou art more righteous than I:
for thou hast rewarded me good,
whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v18

And thou hast showed this day
how that thou hast dealt well with me:
forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me
into thine hand, thou killedst me not.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v19

For if a man find his enemy,
will he let him go well away?
wherefore the LORD reward thee good,
for that thou hast done unto me this day.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v20

And now behold, I know well

 ‘That thou shalt surely be king,
and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established
in thine hand’.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v21

Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD,

 ‘That thou wilt not cut off my seed after me,
and that thou wilt not destroy my name
out of my father's house’.

{ heart }   [1S] 24v22

And David sware unto Saul, and Saul went home:
but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

» 1 Samuel 25

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v1

{ heart }   [1S] 25v1

And Samuel died,
and all the Israelites were gathered together,
and lamented him,
and buried him in his house at Ramah.
And David arose,
and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v2-8

{ heart }   [1S] 25v2

And there was a man in Maon,
whose possessions were in Carmel,
and the man was very great,
and he had three thousand sheep,
and a thousand goats:
and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v3

Now the name of the man was


And the name of his wife,


And she was a woman of good understanding,
and of a beautiful countenance:
but the man was churlish and evil in his doings,
and he was of the house of Caleb.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v4

And David heard in the wilderness

That Nabal did shear his sheep.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v5

And David sent out ten young men,
and David said unto the young men,

Get you up to Carmel,
and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name;

{ heart }   [1S] 25v6

And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity,

 ‘Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house,
and peace be unto all that thou hast.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v7

And now, I have heard that thou hast shearers:
now thy shepherds which were with us,
we hurt them not,
neither was there anything missing unto them,
all the while they were in Carmel.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v8

Ask thy young men, and they will show thee:
wherefore, let the young men find favor in thine eyes:
(for we come in a good day)
give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand
unto thy servants, and to thy son David.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v9-13

{ heart }   [1S] 25v9

And when David's young men came,
they spake to Nabal
according to all those words in the name of David,
and ceased.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v10

And Nabal answered David's servants,
and said,

Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse?
There be many servants now a days
that break away every man from his master.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v11

Shall I then take my bread and my water,
and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers,
and give it unto men,
whom I know not whence they be?

{ heart }   [1S] 25v12

So David's young men turned their way,
and went again,
and came and told him all those sayings.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v13

And David said unto his men,

Gird you on every man his sword.

And they girded on every man his sword,
and David also girded on his sword:
and there went up after David
about four hundred men,
and two hundred abode by the stuff.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v14-17

{ heart }   [1S] 25v14

But one of the young men told Abigail Nabal's wife,

Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness
to salute our master: and he railed on them.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v15

But the men were very good unto us,
and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing
as long as we were conversant with them,
when we were in the fields:

{ heart }   [1S] 25v16

They were a wall unto us both by night and day,
all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v17

Now therefore know and consider

 ‘What thou wilt do:’ 

For evil is determined against our master,
and against all his household:
for he is such a son of Belial,
that a man cannot speak to him.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v18-22

{ heart }   [1S] 25v18

Then Abigail made haste,
and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine,
and five sheep ready dressed,
and five measures of parched corn,
and an hundred clusters of raisins,
and two hundred cakes of figs,
and laid them on asses.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v19

And she said unto her servants,

Go on before me, behold, I come after you.

But she told not her husband Nabal.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v20

And it was so as she rode on the ass,
that she came down by the covert of the hill,
and behold, David and his men came down
against her, and she met them.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v21

(Now David had said,

Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath
in the wilderness,
so that nothing was missed
of all that pertained unto him:
and he hath requited me evil for good.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v22

So and more also do GOD unto the enemies
of David,
if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light,
any that pisseth against the wall.)

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v23-31

{ heart }   [1S] 25v23

And when Abigail saw David,
she hasted, and lighted off the ass,
and fell before David on her face,
and bowed herself to the ground,

{ heart }   [1S] 25v24

And fell at his feet,
and said,

Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be:
and let thine handmaid, I pray thee,
speak in thine audience,
and hear the words of thine handmaid.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v25

Let not my lord, I pray thee,
regard this man of Belial, even Nabal:
for as his name is, so is he:
Nabal is his name, and folly is with him:
But I thine handmaid
saw not the young men of my lord,
whom thou diddest send.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v26

Now therefore, my lord,
as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
seeing the LORD hath withheld thee
from coming to shed blood,
and from avenging thyself with thine own hand:
now let thine enemies,
and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v27

And now this blessing
which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord,
let it even be given unto the young men
that follow my lord.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v28

I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid:
for the LORD will certainly make my lord
a sure house,
because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD,
and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v29

Yet a man is risen to pursue thee,
and to seek thy soul:
but the soul of my lord shall be bound
in the bundle of life with the LORD thy GOD:
and the souls of thine enemies,
them shall HE sling out,
as out of the middle of a sling.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v30

And it shall come to pass
when the LORD shall have done for my lord
according to all the good that HE hath spoken
concerning thee,
and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;

{ heart }   [1S] 25v31

That this shall be no grief unto thee,
nor offence of heart unto my lord,
either that thou hast shed blood causeless,
or that my lord hath avenged himself:
But when the LORD shall have dealt well
with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v32-35

{ heart }   [1S] 25v32

And David said to Abigail,

Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel,
WHICH sent thee this day to meet me.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v33

And blessed be thy advice,
and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day
from coming to shed blood,
and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v34

For in very deed, as the LORD GOD of Israel liveth,
WHICH hath kept me back from hurting thee,
except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me,
surely there had not been left unto Nabal
by the morning light
any that pisseth against the wall.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v35

So David received of her hand
that which she had brought him, and said unto her,

Go up in peace to thine house;
see, I have hearkened to thy voice,
and have accepted thy person.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v36-42

{ heart }   [1S] 25v36

And Abigail came to Nabal;
and behold, he held a feast in his house,
like the feast of a king;
and Nabal's heart was merry within him,
for he was very drunken:
wherefore she told him nothing, less or more,
until the morning light.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v37

But it came to pass in the morning,
when the wine was gone out of Nabal,
and his wife had told him these things,
that his heart died within him,
and he became as a stone.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v38

And it came to pass about ten days after,
that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v39

And when David heard

That Nabal was dead,

He said,

Blessed be the LORD,
THAT hath pleaded the cause of my reproach
from the hand of Nabal,
and hath kept HIS servant from evil:
for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal
upon his own head.

And David sent, and communed with Abigail,
to take her to him to wife.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v40

And when the servants of David were come to Abigail
to Carmel, they spake unto her,

David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v41

And she arose,
and bowed herself on her face to the earth,
and said,

Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant
to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v42

And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass,
with five damsels of hers that went after her;
and she went after the messengers of David,
and became his wife.

¶ 1 Samuel 25 v43-45

{ heart }   [1S] 25v43

David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel,
and they were also both of them his wives.

{ heart }   [1S] 25v44

But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife,
to Palti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.

» 1 Samuel 26

¶ 1 Samuel 26 v1-12

{ heart }   [1S] 26v1

And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah,

Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah,
which is before Jeshimon?

{ heart }   [1S] 26v2

Then Saul arose,
and went down to the wilderness of Ziph,
having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him,
to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v3

And Saul pitched in the hill of Hachilah,
which is before Jeshimon by the way:
but David abode in the wilderness,
and he saw that Saul came after him
into the wilderness.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v4

David therefore sent out spies,
and understood

That Saul was come in very deed.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v5

And David arose,
and came to the place where Saul had pitched;
and David beheld the place where Saul lay,
and Abner the son of Ner the captain of his host:
and Saul lay in the trench,
and the people pitched round about him.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v6

Then answered David,
and said to Ahimelech the Hittite,
and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah brother to Joab,

Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp?

And Abishai said,

I will go down with thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v7

So David and Abishai came to the people by night,
and behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench,
and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster:
but Abner and the people lay round about him.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v8

Then said Abishai to David,

GOD hath delivered thine enemy
into thine hand this day:
now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee,
with the spear, even to the earth at once,
and I will not smite him the second time.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v9

And David said to Abishai,

Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand
against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

{ heart }   [1S] 26v10

David said furthermore,

As the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite him,
or his day shall come to die,
or he shall descend into battle, and perish.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v11

The LORD forbid that I should
stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed:
but I pray thee, take thou now
the spear that is at his bolster, and the cruse of water,
and let us go.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v12

So David took the spear and the cruse of water
from Saul's bolster, and gat them away,
and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked;
for they were all asleep,
because a deep sleep from the LORD
was fallen upon them.

¶ 1 Samuel 26 v13-25

{ heart }   [1S] 26v13

Then David went over to the other side,
and stood on the top of an hill afar off
(a great space being between them:)

{ heart }   [1S] 26v14

And David cried to the people,
and to Abner the son of Ner,

Answerest thou not, Abner?

Then Abner answered,
and said,

Who art thou that criest to the king?

{ heart }   [1S] 26v15

And David said to Abner,

Art not thou a valiant man?
and who is like to thee in Israel?
Wherefore then hast thou not kept thy lord the king?
for there came one of the people in,
to destroy the king thy lord.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v16

This thing is not good that thou hast done:
as the LORD liveth, ye are worthy to die,
because ye have not kept your master
the LORD'S anointed:
and now see where the king's spear is,
and the cruse of water that was at his bolster.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v17

And Saul knew David's voice,
and said,

Is this thy voice, my son David?

And David said,

It is my voice, my lord, O king.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v18

And he said,

Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant?
for what have I done? or what evil is in mine hand?

{ heart }   [1S] 26v19

Now therefore, I pray thee,
let my lord the king hear the words of his servant:
If the LORD have stirred thee up against me,
let HIM accept an offering:
but if they be the children of men,
cursed be they before the LORD:
for they have driven me out this day
from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD,

 ‘Go serve other gods’.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v20

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth
before the face of the LORD:
for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea,
as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v21

Then said Saul,

I have sinned:
Return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm,
because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day:
behold, I have played the fool,
and have erred exceedingly.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v22

And David answered,
and said,

Behold the king's spear,
and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v23

The LORD render to every man his righteousness,
and his faithfulness:
for the LORD delivered thee into my hand today,
but I would not stretch forth mine hand
against the LORD'S anointed.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v24

And behold,
as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes:
so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD,
and let HIM deliver me out of all tribulation.

{ heart }   [1S] 26v25

Then Saul said to David,

Blessed be thou, my son David:
thou shalt both do great things,
and also shalt still prevail.

So David went on his way,
and Saul returned to his place.

» 1 Samuel 27

¶ 1 Samuel 27 v1-4

{ heart }   [1S] 27v1

And David said in his heart,

I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul:
there is nothing better for me,
than that I should speedily escape
into the land of the Philistines;
and Saul shall despair of me,
to seek me any more in any coast of Israel:
so shall I escape out of his hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v2

And David arose,
and he passed over with the six hundred men
that were with him,
unto Achish the son of Maoch king of Gath.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v3

And David dwelt with Achish at Gath,
he, and his men, every man with his household,
even David with his two wives,
Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,
and Abigail the Carmelitess Nabal's wife.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v4

And it was told Saul

That David was fled to Gath,

And he sought no more again for him.

¶ 1 Samuel 27 v5-7

{ heart }   [1S] 27v5

And David said unto Achish,

If I have now found grace in thine eyes,
let them give me a place in some town in the country,
that I may dwell there:
for why should thy servant dwell in the royal city
with thee?

{ heart }   [1S] 27v6

Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day:
wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah
unto this day.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v7

And the time that David dwelt in the country
of the Philistines, was a full year, and four months.

¶ 1 Samuel 27 v8-12

{ heart }   [1S] 27v8

And David and his men went up and invaded
the Geshurites, and the Girzrites, and the Amalekites:
for those nations were of old
the inhabitants of the land,
as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v9

And David smote the land,
and left neither man nor woman alive,
and took away the sheep, and the oxen,
and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel,
and returned, and came to Achish.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v10

And Achish said,

Whither have ye made a road today?

And David said,

Against the south of Judah,
and against the south of the Jerahmeelites,
and against the south of the Kenites.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v11

And David saved neither man nor woman alive,
to bring tidings to Gath,

Lest they should tell on us, saying,

 ‘So did David, and so will be his manner,
all the while he dwelleth in the country
of the Philistines’.

{ heart }   [1S] 27v12

And Achish believed David,

He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him,
therefore he shall be my servant forever.

» 1 Samuel 28

¶ 1 Samuel 28 v1-2

{ heart }   [1S] 28v1

And it came to pass in those days,
that the Philistines gathered their armies together
for warfare, to fight with Israel:
and Achish said unto David,

Know thou assuredly,

 ‘That thou shalt go out with me to battle,
thou and thy men’.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v2

And David said to Achish,

Surely thou shalt know

 ‘What thy servant can do’.

And Achish said to David,

Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head

¶ 1 Samuel 28 v3

{ heart }   [1S] 28v3

Now Samuel was dead,
and all Israel had lamented him,
and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city:
and Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits,
and the wizards, out of the land.

¶ 1 Samuel 28 v4-7

{ heart }   [1S] 28v4

And the Philistines gathered themselves together,
and came and pitched in Shunem:
and Saul gathered all Israel together,
and they pitched in Gilboa.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v5

And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines,
he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v6

And when Saul enquired of the LORD,
the LORD answered him not,
neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v7

Then said Saul unto his servants,

Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit,
that I may go to her, and enquire of her.

And his servants said to him,

Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit
at Endor.

¶ 1 Samuel 28 v8-14

{ heart }   [1S] 28v8

And Saul disguised himself,
and put on other raiment,
and he went, and two men with him,
and they came to the woman by night,
and he said,

I pray thee divine unto me by the familiar spirit,
and bring me him up whom I shall name unto thee.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v9

And the woman said unto him,

Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done,
how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits,
and the wizards, out of the land:
wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life,
to cause me to die?

{ heart }   [1S] 28v10

And Saul sware to her by the LORD,

As the LORD liveth,
there shall no punishment happen to thee
for this thing.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v11

Then said the woman,

Whom shall I bring up unto thee?

And he said,

Bring me up Samuel.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v12

And when the woman saw Samuel,
she cried with a loud voice;
and the woman spake to Saul,

Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v13

And the king said unto her,

Be not afraid: for what sawest thou?

And the woman said unto Saul,

I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v14

And he said unto her,

What form is he of?

And she said,

An old man cometh up,
and he is covered with a mantle.

And Saul perceived

That it was Samuel,

And he stooped with his face to the ground,
and bowed himself.

¶ 1 Samuel 28 v15-20

{ heart }   [1S] 28v15

And Samuel said to Saul,

Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up?

And Saul answered,

I am sore distressed;
for the Philistines make war against me,
and GOD is departed from me,
and answereth me no more,
neither by prophets, nor by dreams:
therefore I have called thee,
that thou mayest make known unto me,
what I shall do.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v16

Then said Samuel,

Wherefore then dost thou ask of me,
seeing the LORD is departed from thee,
and is become thine enemy?

{ heart }   [1S] 28v17

And the LORD hath done for HIMSELF,
as HE spake by me:
for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand,
and given it to thy neighbor, even to David:

{ heart }   [1S] 28v18

Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD,
nor executedst HIS fierce wrath upon Amalek,
therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v19

the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee,
into the hand of the Philistines:
and tomorrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me:
the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel
into the hand of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v20

Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth,
and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel;
and there was no strength in him:
for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

¶ 1 Samuel 28 v21-25

{ heart }   [1S] 28v21

And the woman came unto Saul,
and saw that he was sore troubled,
and said unto him,

Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice,
and I have put my life in my hand,
and have hearkened unto thy words
which thou diddest speak unto me.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v22

Now therefore, I pray thee,
hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid,
and let me set a morsel of bread before thee;
and eat, that thou mayest have strength,
when thou goest on thy way.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v23

But he refused, and said,

I will not eat.

But his servants together with the woman
compelled him, and he hearkened unto their voice:
so he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v24

And the woman had a fat calf in the house,
and she hastened, and killed it,
and took flour and kneaded it,
and did bake unleavened bread thereof.

{ heart }   [1S] 28v25

And she brought it before Saul,
and before his servants, and they did eat:
then they rose up, and went away that night.

» 1 Samuel 29

¶ 1 Samuel 29 v1-11

{ heart }   [1S] 29v1

Now the Philistines gathered together
all their armies to Aphek:
and the Israelites pitched by a fountain
which is in Jezreel.

{ heart }   [1S] 29v2

And the lords of the Philistines passed on
by hundreds, and by thousands:
but David and his men passed on
in the rear-ward with Achish.

{ heart }   [1S] 29v3

Then said the princes of the Philistines,

What do these Hebrews here?

And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines,

Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel,
which hath been with me these days, or these years,
and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me,
unto this day?

{ heart }   [1S] 29v4

And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him,
and the princes of the Philistines said unto him,

Make this fellow return,
that he may go again to his place
which thou hast appointed him,
and let him not go down with us to battle,
lest in the battle he be an adversary to us:
for wherewith should he reconcile himself
unto his master?
should it not be with the heads of these men?

{ heart }   [1S] 29v5

Is not this David,
of whom they sang one to another in dances,

 ‘Saul slew his thousands,
and David his ten thousands’?

{ heart }   [1S] 29v6

Then Achish called


And said unto him,

Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright
and thy going out and thy coming in with me
in the host is good in my sight:
for I have not found evil in thee
since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day:
nevertheless, the lords favor thee not.

{ heart }   [1S] 29v7

Wherefore now return and go in peace,
that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [1S] 29v8

And David said unto Achish,

But what have I done?
and what hast thou found in thy servant
so long as I have been with thee unto this day,
that I may not go fight against the enemies
of my lord the king?

{ heart }   [1S] 29v9

And Achish answered, and said to David,

I know

 ‘That thou art good in my sight,
as an Angel of GOD:’ 

Notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines
have said,

 ‘He shall not go up with us to the battle’.

{ heart }   [1S] 29v10

Wherefore now rise up early in the morning,
with thy master's servants that are come with thee:
and as soon as ye be up early in the morning,
and have light, depart.

{ heart }   [1S] 29v11

So David and his men rose up early
to depart in the morning,
to return into the land of the Philistines;
and the Philistines went up to Jezreel.

» 1 Samuel 30

¶ 1 Samuel 30 v1-8

{ heart }   [1S] 30v1

And it came to pass
when David and his men were come to Ziklag
on the third day,
that the Amalekites had invaded the south and Ziklag,
and smitten Ziklag, and burnt it with fire,

{ heart }   [1S] 30v2

And had taken the women captives, that were therein;
they slew not any either great or small,
but carried them away, and went on their way.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v3

So David and his men came to the city,
and behold, it was burnt with fire,
and their wives, and their sons,
and their daughters were taken captives.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v4

Then David and the people that were with him
lift up their voice, and wept,
until they had no more power to weep.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v5

And David's two wives were taken captives,
Ahinoam the Jezreelitess,
and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v6

And David was greatly distressed:
for the people spake

Of stoning him,

Because the soul of all the people was grieved,
every man for his sons, and for his daughters:
but David encouraged himself in the LORD his GOD.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v7

And David said to Abiathar the priest
Ahimelech's son,

I Pray thee, bring me hither the ephod.

And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v8

And David enquired at the LORD,

Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them?

And HE answered him,

Pursue, for thou shalt surely overtake them,
and without fail recover all.

¶ 1 Samuel 30 v9-20

{ heart }   [1S] 30v9

So David went,
he, and the six hundred men that were with him,
and came to the brook Besor,
where those that were left behind, stayed.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v10

But David pursued, he and four hundred men:
(for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint
that they could not go over the brook Besor.)

{ heart }   [1S] 30v11

And they found an Egyptian in the field,
and brought him to David,
and gave him bread, and he did eat,
and they made him drink water.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v12

And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs,
and two clusters of raisins:
and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him;
for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water,
three days and three nights.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v13

And David said unto him,

To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou?

And he said,

I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite,
and my master left me,
because three days ago I fell sick.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v14

We made an invasion upon the south
of the Cherethites,
and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah,
and upon the south of Caleb,
and we burnt Ziklag with fire.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v15

And David said to him,

Canst thou bring me down to this company?

And he said,

Swear unto me by GOD,

 ‘That thou wilt neither kill me,
nor deliver me into the hands of my master,’ 

And I will bring thee down to this company.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v16

And when he had brought him down,
behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth,
eating and drinking, and dancing,
because of all the great spoil that they had taken
out of the land of the Philistines,
and out of the land of Judah.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v17

And David smote them from the twilight,
even unto the evening of the next day:
and there escaped not a man of them,
save four hundred young men,
which rode upon camels, and fled.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v18

And David recovered
all that the Amalekites had carried away;
and David rescued his two wives.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v19

And there was nothing lacking to them,
neither small nor great,
neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil,
nor any thing that they had taken to them:
David recovered all.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v20

And David took all the flocks and the herds,
which they drove before those other cattle,
and said,

This is David's spoil.

¶ 1 Samuel 30 v21-25

{ heart }   [1S] 30v21

And David came to the two hundred men,
which were so faint that they could not follow David,
whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor:
and they went forth to meet David,
and to meet the people, that were with him;
and when David came near to the people,
he saluted them.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v22

Then answered all the wicked men, and men of Belial,
of those that went with David,
and said,

Because they went not with us,
we will not give them ought of the spoil
that we have recovered,
save to every man his wife and his children,
that they may lead them away, and depart.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v23

Then said David,

Ye shall not do so, my brethren,
with that which the LORD hath given us,
WHO hath preserved us,
and delivered the company that came against us
into our hand.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v24

For who will hearken unto you in this matter?
But as his part is that goeth down to the battle,
so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff:
they shall part alike.

{ heart }   [1S] 30v25

And it was so from that day forward,
that he made it a statute, and an ordinance for Israel,
unto this day.

¶ 1 Samuel 30 v26-31

{ heart }   [1S] 30v26

And when David came to Ziklag,
he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah,
even to his friends, (saying,

Behold, a present for you of the spoil
of the enemies of the LORD)

{ heart }   [1S] 30v27

To them which were in Bethel,
and to them which were in South Ramoth,
and to them which were in Jattir,

{ heart }   [1S] 30v28

And to them which were in Aroer,
and to them which were in Siphmoth,
and to them which were in Eshtemoa,

{ heart }   [1S] 30v29

And to them which were in Racal,
and to them which were in the cities
of the Jerahmeelites,
and to them which were in the cities of the Kenites,

{ heart }   [1S] 30v30

And to them which were in Hormah,
and to them which were in Borashan,
and to them which were in Athach,

{ heart }   [1S] 30v31

And to them which were in Hebron,
and to all the places
where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

» 1 Samuel 31

¶ 1 Samuel 31 v1-7

{ heart }   [1S] 31v1

Now the Philistines fought against Israel:
and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines,
and fell down slain in Mount Gilboa.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v2

And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul,
and upon his sons,
and the Philistines slew Jonathan,
and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v3

And the battle went sore against Saul,
and the archers hit him,
and he was sore wounded of the archers.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v4

Then said Saul unto his armor-bearer,

Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith,
lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through,
and abuse me.

But his armor-bearer would not, for he was sore afraid:
therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v5

And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead,
he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v6

So Saul died, and his three sons,
and his armor-bearer, and all his men,
that same day together.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v7

And when the men of Israel
that were on the other side of the valley,
and they that were on the other side Jordan,
saw that the men of Israel fled,
and that Saul and his sons were dead,
they forsook the cities, and fled,
and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

¶ 1 Samuel 31 v8-13

{ heart }   [1S] 31v8

And it came to pass on the next day morrow,
when the Philistines came to strip the slain,
that they found Saul and his three sons
fallen in Mount Gilboa.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v9

And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armor,
and sent into the land of the Philistines round about,
to publish it in the house of their idols,
and among the people.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v10

And they put his armor in the house of Ashtaroth:
and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v11

And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead heard

Of that which the Philistines had done to Saul:

{ heart }   [1S] 31v12

All the valiant men arose, and went all night,
and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons
from the wall of Bethshan,
and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.

{ heart }   [1S] 31v13

And they took their bones,
and buried them under a tree at Jabesh,
and fasted seven days.