1 Samuel 22

CLV(i) 1 And David goes thence, and is escaped unto the cave of Adullam, and his brethren hear, and all the house of his father, and go down unto him thither;" 2 and gather themselves unto him do every man in distress, and every man who has an exactor, and every man bitter in soul, and he is over them for head, and there are with him about four hundred men. 3 And David goes thence to Mizpeh of Moab, and said unto the king of Moab, `Let, I pray you, my father and my mother go out with you, till that I know what Elohim does for me;. 4 and he leads them before the king of Moab, and they dwell with him all the days of David's being in the fortress. 5 And Gad the prophet said unto David, `You do not abide in a fortress, go, and you have entered for you the land of Judah;' and David goes and enters the forest of Hareth. 6 And Saul hears that David has become known, and the men who [are] with him, and Saul is abiding in Gibeah, under the grove in Ramah, and his spear [is] in his hand, and all his servants standing by him. 7 And Saul said to his servants who are standing by him, `Hear, I pray you, you Benjamites; also to all of you does the son of Jesse give fields and vineyards! all of you he does appoint heads of thousands and heads of hundreds!" 8 for you have conspired all of you against me, and there is none uncovering mine ear about my son's covenanting with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you grieving for me, and uncovering mine ear, that my son has raised up my servant against me, to lie in wait as [at] this day.. 9 And answer does Doeg the Edomite, who is set over the servants of Saul, and said, `I have seen the son of Jesse coming in to Nob, unto Ahimelech son of Ahitub, 10 and he asks for him at Yahweh, and provision has given to him, and the sword of Goliath the Philistine has given to him. 11 And the king sends to call Ahimelech son of Ahitub, the priest, and all the house of his father, the priests, who [are] in Nob, and they come all of them unto the king;" 12 and Saul said, `Hear, I pray you, son of Ahitub;' and he said, `Here [am] I, my lord.. 13 And Saul said unto him, `Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, by your giving to him bread and a sword, and to ask for him at Elohim, to rise against me, to lie in wait, as [at] this day?. 14 And Ahimelech answers the king and said, `And who among all your servants [is] as David--faithful, and son-in-law of the king, and has turned aside unto your council, and is honored in your house? 15 To-day have I begun to ask for him at Elohim? far be it from me! let not the king lay anything against his servant, against any of the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, less or more.. 16 And the king said, `You do surely die, Ahimelech, you, and all the house of your father.. 17 And the king said to runners, those standing by him, `Turn round, and put to death the priests of Yahweh, because their hand also [is] with David, and because they have known that he is fleeing, and have not uncovered mine ear;' and the servants of the king have not been willing to put forth their hand to come against the priests of Yahweh. 18 And the king said to Doeg, `Turn round you, and come against the priests;' and Doeg the Edomite turns round, and comes himself against the priests, and puts to death in that day eighty and five men bearing a linen ephod, 19 and Nob, the city of the priests, he has smitten by the mouth of the sword, from man even unto woman, from infant even unto suckling, and ox, and ass, and sheep, by the mouth of the sword. 20 And there escapes one son of Ahimelech, son of Ahitub, and his name [is] Abiathar, and he flees after David, 21 and Abiathar declares to David that Saul has slain the priests of Yahweh. 22 And David said to Abiathar, `I have known on that day when Doeg the Edomite [is] there, that he does certainly declare [it] to Saul; I have brought [it] round to every person of the house of your father;" 23 dwell with me; fear not; for he who seeks my life seeks your life; for a charge [are] you with me.'