1 H2130 And the Ziphites H935 came H7586 unto Saul H1390 to Gibeah, H559 saying, H1732 Does not David H5641 hide H1389 himself in the hill H2444 of Hachilah, H6440 which is before H3452 Jeshimon?
2 H7586 Then Saul H6965 arose, H3381 and went down H4057 to the wilderness H2128 of Ziph, H7969 having three H505 thousand H977 chosen H376 men H3478 of Israel H1245 with him, to seek H1732 David H4057 in the wilderness H2128 of Ziph.
3 H7586 And Saul H2583 pitched H1389 in the hill H2444 of Hachilah, H6440 which is before H3452 Jeshimon, H1870 by the way. H1732 But David H3427 lived H4057 in the wilderness, H7200 and he saw H7586 that Saul H935 came H310 after H4057 him into the wilderness.
4 H1732 David H7971 therefore sent out H7270 spies, H3045 and understood H7586 that Saul H935 was come H3559 in very deed.
5 H1732 And David H6965 arose, H935 and came H4725 to the place H7586 where Saul H2583 had pitched: H1732 and David H7200 looked H4725 the place H7586 where Saul H7901 lay, H74 and Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H8269 the captain H6635 of his army: H7586 and Saul H7901 lay H4570 in the trench, H5971 and the people H2583 pitched H5439 round about him.
6 H6030 Then answered H1732 David H559 and said H288 to Ahimelech H2850 the Hittite, H52 and to Abishai H1121 the son H6870 of Zeruiah, H251 brother H3097 to Joab, H559 saying, H3381 Who will go down H7586 with me to Saul H4264 to the camp? H52 And Abishai H559 said, H3381 I will go down with you.
7 H1732 So David H52 and Abishai H935 came H5971 to the people H3915 by night: H7586 and, behold, Saul H7901 lay H3463 sleeping H4570 inside the trench, H2595 and his spear H4600 stuck H776 in the ground H4763 at his head rest: H74 but Abner H5971 and the people H7901 lay H5439 round about him.
8 H559 Then said H52 Abishai H1732 to David, H430 God H5462 has delivered H341 your enemy H3027 into your hand H3117 this day: H5221 now therefore let me strike H2595 him, I pray you, with the spear H776 even to the earth H6471 at once, H8138 and I will not strike him the second time.
9 H1732 And David H559 said H52 to Abishai, H7843 Destroy H7971 him not: for who can stretch forth H3027 his hand H3068 against the Lord's H4899 anointed, H5352 and be guiltless?
10 H1732 David H559 said H3068 furthermore, As the Lord H2416 lives, H3068 the Lord H5062 shall strike H3117 him; or his day H935 shall come H4191 to die; H3381 or he shall descend H4421 into battle, H5595 and perish.
11 H3068 The Lord H2486 forbid H7971 that I should stretch forth H3027 my hand H3068 against the Lord's H4899 anointed: H3947 but, I pray you, take H2595 you now the spear H4763 that is at his head rest, H6835 and the jar H4325 of water, H3212 and let us go.
12 H1732 So David H3947 took H2595 the spear H6835 and the jar H4325 of water H7586 from Saul's H7226 head rest; H3212 and they went them away, H7200 and no man saw H3045 it, nor knew H6974 it, neither awaked: H3463 for they were all asleep; H8639 because a deep sleep H3068 from the Lord H5307 was fallen upon them.
13 H1732 Then David H5674 went over H5676 to the other side, H5975 and stood H7218 on the top H2022 of an hill H7350 afar off; H7227 a great H4725 space being between them:
14 H1732 And David H7121 cried H5971 to the people, H74 and to Abner H1121 the son H5369 of Ner, H559 saying, H6030 Answer H74 you not, Abner? H74 Then Abner H6030 answered H559 and said, H7121 Who are you that cry H4428 to the king?
15 H1732 And David H559 said H74 to Abner, H376 Are not you a valiant man? H3478 and who is like to you in Israel? H8104 why then have you not kept H113 your lord H4428 the king? H935 for there came H259 one H5971 of the people H7843 in to destroy H4428 the king H113 your lord.
16 H1697 This thing H2896 is not good H6213 that you have done. H3068 As the Lord H2416 lives, H1121 you are worthy H4194 to die, H8104 because you have not kept H113 your master, H3068 the Lord's H4899 anointed. H7200 And now see H4428 where the king's H2595 spear H6835 is, and the jar H4325 of water H4763 that was at his head rest.
17 H7586 And Saul H5234 knew H1732 David's H6963 voice, H559 and said, H6963 Is this your voice, H1121 my son H1732 David? H1732 And David H559 said, H6963 It is my voice, H113 my lord, H4428 O king.
18 H559 And he said, H113 Why does my lord H7291 thus pursue H310 after H5650 his servant? H6213 for what have I done? H7451 or what evil H3027 is in my hand?
19 H113 Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord H4428 the king H8085 hear H1697 the words H5650 of his servant. H3068 If the Lord H5496 have stirred you up H7306 against me, let him accept H4503 an offering: H1121 but if they be the sons H120 of men, H779 cursed H6440 be they before H3068 the Lord; H1644 for they have driven H3117 me out this day H5596 from abiding H5159 in the inheritance H3068 of the Lord, H559 saying, H3212 Go, H5647 serve H312 other H430 gods.
20 H1818 Now therefore, let not my blood H5307 fall H776 to the earth H6440 before the face H3068 of the Lord: H4428 for the king H3478 of Israel H3318 is come out H1245 to seek H259 a H6550 flea, H7291 as when one does hunt H7124 a partridge H2022 in the mountains.
21 H559 Then said H7586 Saul, H2398 I have sinned: H7725 return, H1121 my son H1732 David: H7489 for I will no more do you harm, H5315 because my soul H3365 was precious H5869 in your eyes H3117 this day: H5528 behold, I have played the fool, H7686 and have erred H7235 exceedingly.
22 H1732 And David H6030 answered H559 and said, H4428 Behold the king's H2595 spear! H259 and let one H5288 of the young men H5674 come over H3947 and fetch it.
23 H3068 The Lord H7725 render H376 to every man H6666 his righteousness H530 and his faithfulness: H3068 for the Lord H5414 delivered H3027 you into my hand H3117 to day, H14 but I would H7971 not stretch forth H3027 my hand H3068 against the Lord's H4899 anointed.
24 H5315 And, behold, as your life H1431 was much set by H3117 this day H5869 in my eyes, H5315 so let my life H1431 be much set by H5869 in the eyes H3068 of the Lord, H5337 and let him deliver H6869 me out of all tribulation.