1 Samuel 21

ECB(i) 1
And David comes to Nob, to Achiy Melech the priest: and Achiy Melech trembles at meeting David, and says to him, Why are you alone and no man with you? 2 And David says to Achiy Melech the priest, The sovereign misvahs a word and says to me, Let no man know aught of the word whereof I send you and what I misvah you: and I have my lads know at such and such a place. 3 And now, what is under your hand? give me five bread in my hand, or whatever is found. 4 And the priest answers David and says, There is no profane bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; but only, if the lads guard themselves from women. 5 And David answers the priest and says to him, Of a truth we restrain from women as three yesters ago, since I went; and the instruments of the lads are holy; though the way be profane yes, this day it is hallowed in the instrument. 6 So the priest gives him the holy: for there is no bread there but the face bread which is twisted off at the face of Yah Veh, to set hot bread the day it is taken away. 7 And a man of the servants of Shaul is there that day, restrained at the face of Yah Veh; his name is Doeg - an Edomiy, the mighty of the tenders of Shaul. 8 And David says to Achiy Melech, Is there not here under your hand spear or sword? for I have neither taken my sword nor my instruments in my hand, because the word of the sovereign is urgent. 9 And the priest says, The sword of Golyath the Peleshethiy, whom you smote in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here veiled in a cloth behind the ephod: if in taking, take: for there is no other here except this. And David says, There is none like that; give me. 10 And David rises that day and flees the face of Shaul; and goes to Achish the sovereign of Gath. 11 And the servants of Achish say to him, Is not this David the sovereign of the land? Answered they not one another in round dances thus, saying, Shaul smites his thousands and David his myriads? 12 And David sets these words in his heart; and awes mightily at the face of Achish the sovereign of Gath: 13 and he changes his perception in their eyes and halals in their hands and marks on the doors of the portal and descends his saliva on his beard. 14 Then Achish says to his servants, Behold, you see the man is insane: Why bring him to me? 15 Lack I insanity, that you bring this one to play insane in my presence? - this one to come in my house?