19, 1 Samuel 28-31, Psalm 18

1 Samuel 28

1 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men. View Tool
2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever. View Tool
3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. View Tool
4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa. View Tool
5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled. View Tool
6 And when Saul enquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. View Tool
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. View Tool
8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. View Tool
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? View Tool
10 And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. View Tool
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. View Tool
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. View Tool
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. View Tool
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself. View Tool
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do. View Tool
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? View Tool
17 And the Lord hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David: View Tool
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day. View Tool
19 Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines. View Tool
20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night. View Tool
21 And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me. View Tool
22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength, when thou goest on thy way. View Tool
23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed. View Tool
24 And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof: View Tool
25 And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night. View Tool

 

1 Samuel 29

1 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel. View Tool
2 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish. View Tool
3 Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day? View Tool
4 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? should it not be with the heads of these men? View Tool
5 Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands? View Tool
6 Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the Lord liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not. View Tool
7 Wherefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines. View Tool
8 And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king? View Tool
9 And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle. View Tool
10 Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart. View Tool
11 So David and his men rose up early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel. View Tool

 

1 Samuel 30

1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; View Tool
2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. View Tool
3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. View Tool
4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. View Tool
5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. View Tool
6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. View Tool
7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David. View Tool
8 And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all. View Tool
9 So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed. View Tool
10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor. View Tool
11 And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water; View Tool
12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights. View Tool
13 And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick. View Tool
14 We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherethites, and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire. View Tool
15 And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company. View Tool
16 And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah. View Tool
17 And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled. View Tool
18 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives. View Tool
19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all. View Tool
20 And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil. View Tool
21 And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them. View Tool
22 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart. View Tool
23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the Lord hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand. View Tool
24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike. View Tool
25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day. View Tool
26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of the Lord; View Tool
27 To them which were in Bethel, and to them which were in south Ramoth, and to them which were in Jattir, View Tool
28 And to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa, View Tool
29 And to them which were in Rachal, and to them which were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to them which were in the cities of the Kenites, View Tool
30 And to them which were in Hormah, and to them which were in Chorashan, and to them which were in Athach, View Tool
31 And to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt. View Tool

 

1 Samuel 31

1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. View Tool
2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua, Saul's sons. View Tool
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. View Tool
4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. View Tool
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him. View Tool
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together. View Tool
7 And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. View Tool
8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa. View Tool
9 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people. View Tool
10 And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan. View Tool
11 And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul; View Tool
12 All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there. View Tool
13 And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days. View Tool

 

Psalm 18

1 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. 25 I View Tool
2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 16 I View Tool
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. View Tool
4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. View Tool
5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. View Tool
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 4 I View Tool
7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. View Tool
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. View Tool
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 2 I View Tool
10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 2 I View Tool
11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. View Tool
12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. View Tool
13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 2 I View Tool
14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. View Tool
15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. View Tool
16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. View Tool
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. View Tool
18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay. 4 I View Tool
19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. 2 I View Tool
20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 8 I View Tool
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 8 I View Tool
22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. 8 I View Tool
23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity. 2 I View Tool
24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 4 I View Tool
25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; 2 I View Tool
26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 2 I View Tool
27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. 6 I View Tool
28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. 7 I View Tool
29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. View Tool
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 7 I View Tool
31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God? 10 I View Tool
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. View Tool
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places. View Tool
34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. View Tool
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. 4 I View Tool
36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. View Tool
37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. View Tool
38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. View Tool
39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. View Tool
40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. View Tool
41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not. View Tool
42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. View Tool
43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me. View Tool
44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me. View Tool
45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places. View Tool
46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 18 I View Tool
47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. View Tool
48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man. View Tool
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. View Tool
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. 2 I View Tool