1 David visits Ahimelech
2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.
4 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is Ex. 25:30;Lev. 24:5;Mat. 12:4hallowed bread; Ex. 19:15;Zech. 7:3if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.
5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the 1 Thes. 4:4vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, [c]yea, though it were sanctified this day Lev. 8:26in the vessel.
6 So the priest Mat. 12:3,4;Mark 2:25,26;Luke 6:3,4gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, Lev. 24:8,9that was taken from before the Lord, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.
7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the Lord; and his name was ch. 22:9;Ps. 52, titleDoeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.
8 And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.
9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in ch. 17:2,50the valley of Elah, See ch. 31:10behold, it is here wrapt in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.
10 David escapes to Gath
11 And Ps. 56, titlethe servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, ch. 18:7;& 29:5Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
12 And David Luke 2:19laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
15 Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?
16 David's flight continues
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