1 H1732 David H3212 therefore departed H4422 there, and escaped H4631 to the cave H5725 of Adullam. H251 When his brothers H1 and all his father's H1004 house H8085 heard H3381 it, they went down there to him.
2 H376 Everyone H4689 who was in distress, H376 and everyone H5378 who was in debt, H376 and everyone H4751 who was discontented, H6908 gathered H8269 themselves to him; and he became captain H702 over them: and there were with him about four H3967 hundred H376 men.
3 H1732 David H3212 went H4708 there to Mizpeh H4124 of Moab, H559 and he said H4428 to the king H4124 of Moab, H1 "Please let my father H517 and my mother H3318 come out H3045 with you, until I know H430 what God H6213 will do for me."
4 H5148 He brought H6440 them before H4428 the king H4124 of Moab; H3427 and they lived H3117 with him all the while H1732 that David H4686 was in the stronghold.
5 H5030 The prophet H1410 Gad H559 said H1732 to David, H3427 "Don't stay H4686 in the stronghold. H3212 Depart, H935 and go H776 into the land H3063 of Judah." H1732 Then David H3212 departed, H935 and came H3293 into the forest H2802 of Hereth.
6 H7586 Saul H8085 heard H1732 that David H3045 was discovered, H582 and the men H7586 who were with him. Now Saul H3427 was sitting H1390 in Gibeah, H815 under the tamarisk tree H7414 in Ramah, H2595 with his spear H3027 in his hand, H5650 and all his servants H5324 were standing about him.
7 H7586 Saul H559 said H5650 to his servants H5324 who stood H8085 about him, "Hear now, H1145 you Benjamites! H1121 Will the son H3448 of Jesse H5414 give H7704 everyone of you fields H3754 and vineyards, H7760 will he make H8269 you all captains H505 of thousands H8269 and captains H3967 of hundreds,
8 H7194 that all of you have conspired H1540 against me, and there is none who discloses H1121 to me when my son H3772 makes a treaty H1121 with the son H3448 of Jesse, H2470 and there is none of you who is sorry H1540 for me, or discloses H1121 to me that my son H6965 has stirred up H5650 my servant H693 against me, to lie in wait, H3117 as at this day?"
9 H1673 Then Doeg H130 the Edomite, H5324 who stood H5650 by the servants H7586 of Saul, H559 answered H559 and said, H7200 "I saw H1121 the son H3448 of Jesse H935 coming H5011 to Nob, H288 to Ahimelech H1121 the son H285 of Ahitub.
10 H7592 He inquired H3068 of Yahweh H5414 for him, gave H6720 him food, H5414 and gave H2719 him the sword H1555 of Goliath H6430 the Philistine."
11 H4428 Then the king H7971 sent H7121 to call H288 Ahimelech H3548 the priest, H1121 the son H285 of Ahitub, H1 and all his father's H1004 house, H3548 the priests H5011 who were in Nob: H935 and they came H4428 all of them to the king.
12 H7586 Saul H559 said, H8085 "Hear H1121 now, you son H285 of Ahitub." H559 He answered, H113 "Here I am, my lord."
13 H7586 Saul H559 said H7194 to him, "Why have you conspired H1121 against me, you and the son H3448 of Jesse, H5414 in that you have given H3899 him bread, H2719 and a sword, H7592 and have inquired H430 of God H6965 for him, that he should rise H693 against me, to lie in wait, H3117 as at this day?"
14 H288 Then Ahimelech H6030 answered H4428 the king, H559 and said, H5650 "Who among all your servants H539 is so faithful H1732 as David, H4428 who is the king's H2860 son-in-law, H5493 and is taken H4928 into your council, H3513 and is honorable H1004 in your house?
15 H3117 Have I today H2490 begun H7592 to inquire H430 of God H2486 for him? Be it far from me! H4428 Don't let the king H7760 impute H1697 anything H5650 to his servant, H1004 nor to all the house H1 of my father; H5650 for your servant H3045 knows H1697 nothing H6996 of all this, less H1419 or more."
16 H4428 The king H559 said, H4191 "You shall surely H4191 die, H288 Ahimelech, H1 you, and all your father's H1004 house."
17 H4428 The king H559 said H7323 to the guard H5324 who stood H5437 about him, "Turn, H4191 and kill H3548 the priests H3068 of Yahweh; H3027 because their hand H1732 also is with David, H3045 and because they knew H1272 that he fled, H1540 and didn't disclose H5650 it to me." But the servants H4428 of the king H14 wouldn't H7971 put forth H3027 their hand H6293 to fall H3548 on the priests H3068 of Yahweh.
18 H4428 The king H559 said H1673 to Doeg, H5437 "Turn H6293 and attack H3548 the priests!" H1673 Doeg H130 the Edomite H5437 turned, H6293 and he attacked H3548 the priests, H4191 and he killed H3117 on that day H8084 eighty - H2568 five H376 people H5375 who wore H906 a linen H646 ephod.
19 H5221 He struck H5011 Nob, H5892 the city H3548 of the priests, H6310 with the edge H2719 of the sword, H376 both men H802 and women, H5768 children H3243 and nursing H7794 babies, and cattle H2543 and donkeys H7716 and sheep, H6310 with the edge H2719 of the sword.
20 H259 One H1121 of the sons H288 of Ahimelech, H1121 the son H285 of Ahitub, H8034 named H54 Abiathar, H4422 escaped, H1272 and fled H310 after H1732 David.
21 H54 Abiathar H5046 told H1732 David H7586 that Saul H2026 had slain H3068 Yahweh's H3548 priests.
22 H1732 David H559 said H54 to Abiathar, H3045 "I knew H3117 on that day, H1673 when Doeg H130 the Edomite H5046 was there, that he would surely H5046 tell H7586 Saul. H5437 I am responsible H5315 for the death of all the persons H1 of your father's H1004 house.