1 Samuel 22

David therefore departed thence, and aescaped bto the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. 2 cAnd every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men. 3 And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, dLet my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me. 4 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold. 5 And the prophet eGad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.

6 When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him;) 7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse fgive every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds; 8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that gmy son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day? 9 Then answered hDoeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to iAhimelech the son of jAhitub. 10 And lhe inquired of the LORD for him, and kgave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king. 12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord. 13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword, and hast inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day? 14 Then Ahimelech manswered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house? 15 Did I then begin to inquire of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute any thing unto his servant, nor to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less or more. 16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and all thy father's house.

17 And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king nwould not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD. 18 And qthe king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and pslew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a olinen ephod. 19 rAnd Nob, the city of the priests, smote she with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.

20 tAnd one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, uescaped, and fled after David. 21 And Abiathar shewed David that Saul had slain the LORD'S priests. 22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father's house. 23 Abide thou with me, fear not: vfor he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

1 Samuel 23

Cross Ref
1 a Psa 57:1
Psa 142:1
 b Jos 12:15
2 Sam 23:13
Mic 1:15
Heb 11:38
2 c Jdg 11:3
3 d 1 Tim 5:4
Eph 6:2
Mat 19:19
Pro 23:24
Pro 10:1
Deu 5:16
Exo 20:12
Gen 47:11
5 e 2 Sam 24:11
1 Chr 21:9
2 Chr 29:25
7 f 1 Sam 8:14
8 g 1 Sam 18:3
1 Sam 20:30
9 h 1 Sam 21:7
Psa 52:1
 i 1 Sam 21:1
 j 1 Sam 14:3
10 k 1 Sam 21:9
1 Sam 21:6
 l Num 27:21
14 m 1 Sam 19:4-5
1 Sam 20:32
1 Sam 24:11
Pro 24:11-12
Pro 31:9
17 n Exo 1:17
Act 4:19
18 o Exo 28:40
 p 1 Sam 2:31
 q Pro 28:15
Psa 12:5
19 r Neh 11:32
Isa 10:32
 s Psa 10
Isa 26:13
20 t 1 Sam 23:6
 u Jdg 9:5
1 Sam 2:33
23 v 1 Kin 2:26
Mat 24:9
Joh 16:2
Heb 12:1-3