1 Samuel 22:9-199Then answered aDoeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, “I saw the son of Jesse bcoming to Nob, to cAhimelech the son of Ahitub, 10 dand he inquired of the Lord for him and egave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.” 11Then the king sent to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father’s house, the priests who were at Nob, and all of them came to the king. 12And Saul said, “Hear now, son of Ahitub.” And he answered, “Here I am, my lord.” 13And Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword and fhave inquired of God for him, so that he has risen against me, gto lie in wait, as at this day?” 14Then Ahimelech answered the king, “And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king’s son-in-law, and captain over ▼
▼Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew and has turned aside toyour bodyguard, and honored in your house? 15Is today the first time ithat I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, jmuch or little.” 16And the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father’s house.” 17And the king said to kthe guard who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me.” But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the Lord. 18Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn and strike the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, land he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod. 19And Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; mboth man and woman, child and infant, ox, donkey and sheep, he put to the sword.
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