1 H1732 David H3212 [H8799] therefore departed H4422 [H8735] from there, and escaped H4631 to the cave H5725 Adullam H251 : and when his brethren H1 and all his father's H1004 house H8085 [H8799] heard H3381 [H8799] it, they went down there to him.
2 H376 And every one H4689 that was in distress H376 , and every one H5378 [H8801] that was in debt H376 , and every one H4751 H5315 that was discontented H6908 [H8691] , resorted H8269 to him; and he became a captain H702 over them: and there were with him about four H3967 hundred H376 men.
3 H1732 And David H3212 [H8799] went H4708 from there to Mizpeh H4124 of Moab H559 [H8799] : and he said H4428 to the king H4124 of Moab H1 , Let my father H517 and my mother H3318 [H8799] , I pray thee, come forth H3045 [H8799] , and be with you, till I know H430 what God H6213 [H8799] will do for me.
4 H5148 [H8686] And he brought H6440 them before H4428 the king H4124 of Moab H3427 [H8799] : and they dwelt H3117 with him all the while H1732 that David H4686 was in the strong hold.
5 H5030 And the prophet H1410 Gad H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3427 [H8799] , Abide H4686 not in the strong hold H3212 [H8798] ; depart H935 [H8804] , and come H776 into the land H3063 of Judah H1732 . Then David H3212 [H8799] departed H935 [H8799] , and came H3293 into the forest H2802 of Hareth.
6 H7586 When Saul H8085 [H8799] heard H1732 that David H3045 [H8738] was discovered H582 , and the men H7586 that were with him, (now Saul H3427 [H8802] abode H1390 in Gibeah H815 under a tree H7414 in Ramah H2595 , having his spear H3027 in his hand H5650 , and all his servants H5324 [H8737] were standing about him;)
7 H7586 Then Saul H559 [H8799] said H5650 to his servants H5324 [H8737] that stood H8085 [H8798] about him, Hear now H1145 , ye Benjamites H1121 ; will the son H3448 of Jesse H5414 [H8799] give H7704 each one of you fields H3754 and vineyards H7760 [H8799] , and make H8269 you all captains H505 of thousands H8269 , and captains H3967 of hundreds;
8 H7194 [H8804] That all of you have conspired H1540 H241 [H8802] against me, and there is none that showeth to H1121 me that my son H3772 [H8800] hath made a league H1121 with the son H3448 of Jesse H2470 [H8802] , and there is none of you that is sorry H1540 H241 [H8802] for me, or showeth H1121 to me that my son H6965 [H8689] hath stirred up H5650 my servant H693 [H8802] against me, to lie in wait H3117 , as at this day?
9 H6030 [H8799] Then answered H1673 Doeg H130 the Edomite H5324 [H8737] , who was set H5650 over the servants H7586 of Saul H559 [H8799] , and said H7200 [H8804] , I saw H1121 the son H3448 of Jesse H935 [H8802] coming H5011 to Nob H288 , to Ahimelech H1121 the son H285 of Ahitub.
10 H7592 [H8799] And he enquired H3068 of the LORD H5414 [H8804] for him, and gave H6720 him food H5414 [H8804] , and gave H2719 him the sword H1555 of Goliath H6430 the Philistine.
11 H4428 Then the king H7971 [H8799] sent H7121 [H8800] 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 that were in Nob H935 [H8799] : and they came H4428 all of them to the king.
12 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H8085 [H8798] , Hear H1121 now, thou son H285 of Ahitub H559 [H8799] . And he answered H113 , Here I am, my lord.
13 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H7194 [H8804] to him, Why have ye conspired H1121 against me, thou and the son H3448 of Jesse H5414 [H8800] , in that thou hast given H3899 him bread H2719 , and a sword H7592 [H8800] , and hast enquired H430 of God H6965 [H8800] for him, that he should rise H693 [H8802] against me, to lie in wait H3117 , as at this day?
14 H288 Then Ahimelech H6030 [H8799] answered H4428 the king H559 [H8799] , and said H539 [H8737] , And who is so faithful H5650 among all thy servants H1732 as David H4428 , who is the king's H2860 son in law H5493 [H8804] , and goeth H4928 at thy bidding H3513 [H8737] , and is honourable H1004 in thy house?
15 H3117 Did I then H2490 [H8689] begin H7592 [H8800] to enquire H430 of God H2486 for him? be it far from me H4428 : let not the king H7760 [H8799] impute H1697 any thing H5650 to his servant H1004 , nor to all the house H1 of my father H5650 : for thy servant H3045 [H8804] knew H1697 nothing H6996 of all this, less H1419 or more.
16 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H4191 [H8800] , Thou shalt surely H4191 [H8799] die H288 , Ahimelech H1 , thou, and all thy father's H1004 house.
17 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H7323 [H8801] to the footmen H5324 [H8737] that stood H5437 [H8798] about him, Turn H4191 [H8685] , and slay H3548 the priests H3068 of the LORD H3027 ; because their hand H1732 also is with David H3045 [H8804] , and because they knew H1272 [H8802] when he fled H1540 H241 [H8804] , and did not show H5650 it to me. But the servants H4428 of the king H14 [H8804] would H7971 [H8800] not put forth H3027 their hand H6293 [H8800] to fall H3548 upon the priests H3068 of the LORD.
18 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H1673 to Doeg H5437 [H8798] , Turn H6293 [H8798] thou, and fall H3548 upon the priests H1673 . And Doeg H130 the Edomite H5437 [H8735] turned H6293 [H8799] , and he fell H3548 upon the priests H4191 [H8686] , and slew H3117 on that day H8084 eighty H2568 and five H376 persons H5375 [H8802] that wore H906 a linen H646 ephod.
19 H5011 And Nob H5892 , the city H3548 of the priests H5221 [H8689] , he smote H6310 with the edge H2719 of the sword H376 , both men H802 and women H5768 , children H3243 [H8802] and sucklings H7794 , and oxen H2543 , and donkeys H7716 , and sheep H6310 , with the edge H2719 of the sword.
20 H259 And one H1121 of the sons H288 of Ahimelech H1121 the son H285 of Ahitub H8034 , named H54 Abiathar H4422 [H8735] , escaped H1272 [H8799] , and fled H310 after H1732 David.
21 H54 And Abiathar H5046 [H8686] showed H1732 David H7586 that Saul H2026 [H8804] had slain H3068 the LORD'S H3548 priests.
22 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H54 to Abiathar H3045 [H8804] , I knew H3117 that day H1673 , when Doeg H130 the Edomite H5046 [H8687] was there, that he would surely H5046 [H8686] tell H7586 Saul H5437 [H8804] : I have occasioned H5315 the death of all the persons H1 of thy father's H1004 house.