David Flees to Nob
2David answered the priest Ahimelech, “The king gave me a mission, but he told me, ‘Don’t let anyone know anything about the mission I’m sending you on or what I have ordered you to do.’ I have stationed my young men at a certain place.
3Now what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread or whatever can be found.”
5David answered him, “I swear that women are being kept from us, as always when I go out to battle.21:5 2Sm 11:11 The young men’s bodies21:5 Lit vessels are consecrated21:5 1Th 4:4 even on an ordinary mission, so of course their bodies are consecrated today.”
8David said to Ahimelech, “Do you have a spear or sword on hand? I didn’t even bring my sword or my weapons since the king’s mission was urgent.”
“There’s none like it!” David said. “Give it to me.”
David Flees to Gath
11But Achish’s servants said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Don’t they sing about him during their dances:
Saul has killed his thousands,
12David took this to heart and became very afraid of King Achish of Gath,
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