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ΚΑΙ ἐγενήθη ὡς μετὰ μῆνα καὶ ἀνέβη Νάας ὁ Ἀμμανίτης καὶ παρεμβάλλει ἐπὶ Ἰαβὶς Γαλαάδ. καὶ εἶπαν πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες Ἰαβὶς πρὸς Νάας τὸν Ἀμμανίτην· διάθου ἡμῖν διαθήκην, καὶ δουλεύσομέν σοι.

2 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτοὺς Νάας ὁ Ἀμμανίτης· ἐν ταύτῃ διαθήσομαι διαθήκην ὑμῖν, ἐν τῷ ἐξορύξαι ὑμῶν πάντα ὀφθαλμὸν δεξιόν, καὶ θήσομαι ὄνειδος ἐπὶ Ἰσραήλ.

3 καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ οἱ ἄνδρες Ἰαβίς· ἄνες ἡμῖν ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας, καὶ ἀποστελοῦμεν ἀγγέλους εἰς πᾶν ὅριον Ἰσραήλ· ἐὰν μὴ ᾖ ὁ σώζων ἡμᾶς, ἐξελευσόμεθα πρὸς ὑμᾶς.

4 καὶ ἔρχονται οἱ ἄγγελοι εἰς Γαβαὰ πρὸς Σαοὺλ καὶ λαλοῦσι τοὺς λόγους εἰς τὰ ὦτα τοῦ λαοῦ, καὶ ᾖραν πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τὴν φωνὴν αὐτῶν καὶ ἔκλαυσαν.

5 καὶ ἰδοὺ Σαοὺλ ἤρχετο μετὰ τὸ πρωΐ ἐξ ἀγροῦ, καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· τί ὅτι κλαίει ὁ λαός; καὶ διηγοῦνται αὐτῷ τὰ ρήματα τῶν ἀνδρῶν Ἰαβίς.

6 καὶ ἐφήλατο πνεῦμα Κυρίου ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ ὡς ἤκουσε τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα, καὶ ἐθυμώθη ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ σφόδρα.

7 καὶ ἔλαβε δύο βόας καὶ ἐμέλισεν αὐτὰς καὶ ἀπέστειλεν εἰς πᾶν ὅριον Ἰσραὴλ ἐν χειρὶ ἀγγέλων λέγων· ὃς οὐκ ἔστιν ἐκπορευόμενος ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ καὶ ὀπίσω Σαμουήλ, κατὰ τάδε ποιήσουσι τοῖς βουσὶν αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐπῆλθεν ἔκστασις Κυρίου ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν Ἰσραήλ, καὶ ἐβόησαν ὡς ἀνὴρ εἷς.

8 καὶ ἐπισκέπτεται αὐτοὺς Ἀβιεζὲκ ἐν Βαμᾷ, πάντα ἄνδρα Ἰσραὴλ ἑξακοσίας χιλιάδας καὶ ἄνδρας Ἰούδα ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδας.

9 καὶ εἶπε τοῖς ἀγγέλοις τοῖς ἐρχομένοις· τάδε ἐρεῖτε τοῖς ἀνδράσιν Ἰαβίς· αὔριον ὑμῖν ἡ σωτηρία διαθερμάναντος τοῦ ἡλίου. καὶ ἦλθον οἱ ἄγγελοι εἰς τὴν πόλιν καὶ ἀπαγγέλλουσι τοῖς ἀνδράσιν Ἰαβίς, καὶ εὐφράνθησαν.

10 καὶ εἶπον οἱ ἄνδρες Ἰαβὶς πρὸς Νάας τὸν Ἀμμανίτην· αὔριον ἐξελευσόμεθα πρὸς ὑμᾶς, καὶ ποιήσετε ἡμῖν τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν.

11 καὶ ἐγενήθη μετὰ τὴν αὔριον καὶ ἔθετο Σαοὺλ τὸν λαὸν εἰς τρεῖς ἀρχάς, καὶ εἰσπορεύονται μέσον τῆς παρεμβολῆς ἐν φυλακῇ τῇ ἑωθινῇ καὶ ἔτυπτον τοὺς υἱοὺς Ἀμμὼν ἕως διεθερμάνθη ἡ ἡμέρα, καὶ ἐγενήθη καὶ ὑπολελειμμένοι διεσπάρησαν, καὶ οὐχ ὑπελείφθησαν ἐν αὐτοῖς δύο κατὰ τὸ αὐτό.

12 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Σαμουήλ· τίς ὁ εἴπας ὅτι Σαοὺλ οὐ βασιλεύσει ἡμῶν; παράδος τοὺς ἄνδρας, καὶ θανατώσομεν αὐτούς.

13 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· οὐκ ἀποθανεῖται οὐδεὶς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ὅτι σήμερον ἐποίησε Κύριος σωτηρίαν ἐν Ἰσραήλ.

14 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς τὸν λαὸν λέγων· πορευθῶμεν εἰς Γάλγαλα, καὶ ἐγκαινίσωμεν ἐκεῖ τὴν βασιλείαν.

15 καὶ ἐπορεύθη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς εἰς Γάλγαλα, καὶ ἔχρισε Σαμουὴλ ἐκεῖ τὸν Σαοὺλ εἰς βασιλέα ἐνώπιον Κυρίου ἐν Γαλγάλοις καὶ ἔθυσεν ἐκεῖ θυσίας καὶ εἰρηνικὰς ἐνώπιον Κυρίου· καὶ εὐφράνθη Σαμουὴλ καὶ πᾶς Ἰσραὴλ ὥστε λίαν.


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ΚΑΙ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ· ἰδοὺ ἤκουσα φωνῆς ὑμῶν εἰς πάντα, ὅσα εἴπατέ μοι, καὶ ἐβασίλευσα ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς βασιλέα.

2 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεὺς διαπορεύεται ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν, κἀγὼ γεγήρακα καὶ καθήσομαι, καὶ οἱ υἱοί μου ἰδοὺ ἐν ὑμῖν· κἀγὼ ἰδοὺ διελήλυθα ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν ἐκ νεότητος καὶ ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.

3 ἰδοὺ ἐγώ, ἀποκρίθητε κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἐνώπιον Κυρίου καὶ ἐνώπιον χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ· μόσχον τίνος εἴληφα ἢ ὄνον τίνος εἴληφα ἢ τίνα κατεδυνάστευσα ὑμῶν ἢ τίνα ἐξεπίεσα ἢ ἐκ χειρὸς τίνος εἴληφα ἐξίλασμα καὶ ὑπόδημα; ἀποκρίθητε κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἀποδώσω ὑμῖν.

4 καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς Σαμουήλ· οὐκ ἠδίκησας ἡμᾶς καὶ οὐ κατεδυνάστευσας ἡμᾶς καὶ οὐκ ἔθλασας ἡμᾶς καὶ οὐκ εἴληφας ἐκ χειρὸς οὐδενὸς οὐδέν.

 

5 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς τὸν λαόν· μάρτυς Κύριος ἐν ὑμῖν καὶ μάρτυς χριστὸς αὐτοῦ σήμερον ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὅτι οὐχ εὑρήκατε ἐν χειρί μου οὐδέν. καὶ εἶπαν· μάρτυς.

6 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς τὸν λαὸν λέγων· μάρτυς Κύριος ὁ ποιήσας τὸν Μωυσῆν καὶ τὸν ᾿Ααρών, ὁ ἀναγαγὼν τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου.

7 καὶ νῦν κατάστητε, καὶ δικάσω ὑμᾶς ἐνώπιον Κυρίου καὶ ἀπαγγελῶ ὑμῖν τὴν πᾶσαν δικαιοσύνην Κυρίου, ἃ ἐποίησεν ἐν ὑμῖν καὶ ἐν τοῖς πατράσιν ὑμῶν·

8 ὡς εἰσῆλθεν ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ εἰς Αἴγυπτον, καὶ ἐταπείνωσεν αὐτοὺς Αἴγυπτος, καὶ ἐβόησαν οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν πρὸς Κύριον, καὶ ἀπέστειλε Κύριος τὸν Μωυσῆν καὶ τὸν ᾿Ααρὼν καὶ ἐξήγαγον τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ κατῴκισεν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τούτῳ.

9 καὶ ἐπελάθοντο Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἀπέδοτο αὐτοὺς εἰς χεῖρας Σισάρᾳ ἀρχιστρατήγῳ ᾿Ιαβὶν βασιλέως ᾿Ασὼρ καὶ εἰς χεῖρας ἀλλοφύλων καὶ εἰς χεῖρας βασιλέως Μωάβ, καὶ ἐπολέμησαν ἐν αὐτοῖς.

10 καὶ ἐβόησαν πρὸς Κύριον καὶ ἔλεγον· ἡμάρτομεν, ὅτι ἐγκατελίπομεν τὸν Κύριον καὶ ἐδουλεύσαμεν τοῖς Βααλὶμ καὶ τοῖς ἄλσεσι· καὶ νῦν ἐξελοῦ ἡμᾶς ἐκ χειρὸς ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ δουλεύσομέν σοι.

11 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Κύριος τὸν ῾Ιεροβάαλ καὶ τὸν Βαρὰκ καὶ τὸν ᾿Ιεφθάε καὶ τὸν Σαμουὴλ καὶ ἐξείλατο ἡμᾶς ἐκ χειρὸς ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν τῶν κυκλόθεν, καὶ κατῳκεῖτε πεποιθότες.

12 καὶ ἴδετε ὅτι Νάας βασιλεὺς υἱῶν ᾿Αμμὼν ἦλθεν ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς, καὶ εἴπατε· οὐχί, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ ὅτι βασιλεὺς βασιλεύσει ἐφ᾿ ἡμῶν· καὶ Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν βασιλεὺς ἡμῶν.

13 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεύς, ὃν ἐξελέξασθε, καὶ ἰδοὺ δέδωκε Κύριος ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς βασιλέα.

14 ἐὰν φοβηθῆτε τὸν Κύριον καὶ δουλεύσητε αὐτῷ καὶ ἀκούσητε τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ καὶ μὴ ἐρίσητε τῷ στόματι Κυρίου καὶ ἦτε καὶ ὑμεῖς καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς ὁ βασιλεύων ἐφ᾿ ὑμῶν ὀπίσω Κυρίου πορευόμενοι·

15 ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀκούσητε τῆς φωνῆς Κυρίου καὶ ἐρίσητε τῷ στόματι Κυρίου, καὶ ἔσται χεὶρ Κυρίου ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα ὑμῶν.

 

16 καὶ νῦν κατάστητε καὶ ἴδετε τὸ ρῆμα τό μέγα τοῦτο, ὃ ὁ Κύριος ποιήσει ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑμῶν.

17 οὐχὶ θερισμὸς πυρῶν σήμερον; ἐπικαλέσομαι Κύριον, καὶ δώσει φωνὰς καὶ ὑετόν, καὶ γνῶτε καὶ ἴδετε ὅτι ἡ κακία ὑμῶν μεγάλη, ἣν ἐποιήσατε ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, αἰτήσαντες ἑαυτοῖς βασιλέα.

 

18 καὶ ἐπεκαλέσατο Σαμουὴλ τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἔδωκε Κύριος φωνὰς καὶ ὑετὸν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ· καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τὸν Κύριον σφόδρα καὶ τὸν Σαμουήλ.

19 καὶ εἶπαν πᾶς ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Σαμουήλ· πρόσευξαι ὑπὲρ τῶν δούλων σου πρὸς Κύριον Θεόν σου, καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποθάνωμεν, ὅτι προστεθείκαμεν πρὸς πάσας τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν κακίαν αἰτήσαντες ἑαυτοῖς βασιλέα.

20 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς τὸν λαόν· μὴ φοβεῖσθε· ὑμεῖς πεποιήκατε τὴν πᾶσαν κακίαν ταύτην, πλὴν μὴ ἐκκλίνητε ἀπό ὄπισθεν Κυρίου καὶ δουλεύσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ ὑμῶν

21 καὶ μὴ παραβῆτε ὀπίσω τῶν μηθὲν ὄντων, οἳ οὐ περανοῦσιν οὐθὲν καὶ οἳ οὐκ ἐξελοῦνται, ὅτι οὐθέν εἰσιν.

22 ὅτι οὐκ ἀπώσεται Κύριος τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ διὰ τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ τὸ μέγα, ὅτι ἐπιεικῶς Κύριος προσελάβετο ὑμᾶς εἰς λαόν.

23 καὶ ἐμοὶ μηδαμῶς τοῦ ἁμαρτεῖν τῷ Κυρίῳ ἀνιέναι τοῦ προσεύχεσθαι περὶ ὑμῶν, καὶ δουλεύσω τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ δείξω ὑμῖν τὴν ὁδὸν τὴν ἀγαθὴν καὶ τὴν εὐθεῖαν·

24 πλὴν φοβεῖσθε τὸν Κύριον καὶ δουλεύσατε αὐτῷ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ ὑμῶν, ὅτι ἴδετε ἃ ἐμεγάλυνε μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν,

25 καὶ ἐὰν κακίᾳ κακοποιήσητε, καὶ ὑμεῖς καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς ὑμῶν προστεθήσεσθε.


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ΚΑΙ ἐκλέγεται ἑαυτῷ Σαοὺλ τρεῖς χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν ἐκ τῶν ἀνδρῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἦσαν μετὰ Σαοὺλ δισχίλιοι οἱ ἐν Μαχμάς, καὶ ἐν τῷ ὄρει Βαιθήλ, καὶ χίλιοι ἦσαν μετὰ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἐν Γαβαὰ τοῦ Βενιαμίν, καὶ τὸ κατάλοιπον τοῦ λαοῦ ἐξαπέστειλεν ἕκαστον εἰς τὸ σκήνωμα αὐτοῦ.

3 καὶ ἐπάταξεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν Νασὶβ τὸν ἀλλόφυλον τὸν ἐν τῷ βουνῷ· καὶ ἀκούουσιν οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι. καὶ Σαοὺλ σάλπιγγι σαλπίζει εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν λέγων· ἠθετήκασιν οἱ δοῦλοι.

4 καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἤκουσε λεγόντων· πέπαικε Σαοὺλ τὸν Νασὶβ τὸν ἀλλόφυλον, καὶ ᾐσχύνθησαν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τοῖς ἀλλοφύλοις. καὶ ἀνέβησαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ ἐν Γαλγάλοις.

5 καὶ οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι συνάγονται εἰς πόλεμον ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀναβαίνουσιν ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ τριάκοντα χιλιάδες ἁρμάτων καὶ ἓξ χιλιάδες ἱππέων καὶ λαὸς ὡς ἡ ἄμμος ἡ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν τῷ πλήθει· καὶ ἀναβαίνουσι καὶ παρεμβάλλουσιν ἐν Μαχμὰς ἐξ ἐναντίας Βαιθωρὼν κατὰ νότου.

6 καὶ ἀνὴρ ᾿Ισραὴλ εἶδεν ὅτι στενῶς αὐτῷ μὴ προσάγειν αὐτόν, καὶ ἐκρύβη ὁ λαὸς ἐν τοῖς σπηλαίοις καὶ ἐν ταῖς μάνδραις καὶ ἐν ταῖς πέτραις καὶ ἐν τοῖς βόθροις καὶ ἐν τοῖς λάκκοις,

7 καὶ οἱ διαβαίνοντες διέβησαν τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην εἰς γῆν Γὰδ καὶ Γαλαάδ. καὶ Σαοὺλ ἔτι ἦν ἐν Γαλγάλοις, καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἐξέστη ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ.

8 καὶ διέλιπεν ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας τῷ μαρτυρίῳ, ὡς εἶπε Σαμουὴλ, καὶ οὐ παρεγένετο Σαμουὴλ εἰς Γάλγαλα, καὶ διεσπάρη ὁ λαὸς αὐτοῦ ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

9 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· προσαγάγετε, ὅπως ποιήσω ὁλοκαύτωσιν καὶ εἰρηνικάς· καὶ ἀνήνεγκε τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν.

10 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς συνετέλεσεν ἀναφέρων τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν, καὶ Σαμουὴλ παραγίνεται· καὶ ἐξῆλθε Σαοὺλ εἰς ἀπάντησιν αὐτοῦ εὐλογῆσαι αὐτόν.

11 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουήλ· τί πεποίηκας; καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· ὅτι εἶδον ὡς διεσπάρη ὁ λαὸς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ καὶ σὺ οὐ παρεγένου ὡς διετάξω ἐν τῷ μαρτυρίῳ τῶν ἡμερῶν, καὶ οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι συνήχθησαν εἰς Μαχμάς,

12 καὶ εἶπα· νῦν καταβήσονται οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι πρός με εἰς Γάλγαλα καὶ τοῦ προσώπου τοῦ Κυρίου οὐκ ἐδεήθην· καὶ ἐνεκρατευσάμην καὶ ἀνήνεγκα τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν.

13 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς Σαούλ· μεματαίωταί σοι, ὅτι οὐκ ἐφύλαξας τὴν ἐντολήν μου, ἣν ἐνετείλατό σοι Κύριος, ὡς νῦν ἡτοίμασε Κύριος τὴν βασιλείαν σου ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἕως αἰῶνος·

14 καὶ νῦν ἡ βασιλεία σου οὐ στήσεταί σοι, καὶ ζητήσει Κύριος ἑαυτῷ ἄνθρωπον κατὰ τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐντελεῖται Κύριος αὐτῷ εἰς ἄρχοντα ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ ἐφύλαξας ὅσα ἐνετείλατό σοι Κύριος.

15 καὶ ἀνέστη Σαμουὴλ καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ἐκ Γαλγάλων εἰς ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸ κατάλειμμα τοῦ λαοῦ ἀνέβη ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ εἰς ἀπάντησιν ὀπίσω τοῦ λαοῦ τοῦ πολεμιστοῦ. αὐτῶν παραγενομένων ἐκ Γαλγάλων εἰς Γαβαὰ Βενιαμὶν καὶ ἐπεσκέψατο Σαοὺλ τὸν λαὸν τὸν εὑρεθέντα μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ὡς ἑξακοσίους ἄνδρας.

16 καὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ λαὸς οἱ εὑρεθέντες μετ᾿ αὐτῶν ἐκάθισαν ἐν Γαβαὰ Βενιαμὶν καὶ ἔκλαιον, καὶ οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι παρεμβεβλήκεισαν ἐν Μαχμάς.

17 καὶ ἐξῆλθε διαφθείρων ἐξ ἀγροῦ ἀλλοφύλων τρισὶν ἀρχαῖς· ἡ ἀρχὴ ἡ μία ἐπιβλέπουσα ὁδὸν Γοφερὰ ἐπὶ γῆν Σωγάλ,

 

18 καὶ ἡ ἀρχὴ ἡ μία ἐπιβλέπουσα ὁδὸν Βαιθωρών, καὶ ἡ ἀρχὴ ἡ μία ἐπιβλέπουσα ὁδὸν Γαβαὲ τὴν εἰσκύπτουσαν ἐπὶ Γαὶ τὴν Σαβίμ.

19 καὶ τέκτων σιδήρου οὐχ εὑρίσκετο ἐν πάσῃ γῇ ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι εἶπον οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι· μὴ ποιήσωσιν οἱ ῾Εβραῖοι ρομφαίαν καὶ δόρυ.

20 καὶ κατέβαινον πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς γῆν ἀλλοφύλων χαλκεύειν ἕκαστος τὸ θέριστρον αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ σκεῦος αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕκαστος τὴν ἀξίνην αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ δρέπανον αὐτοῦ.

21 καὶ ἦν ὁ τρυγητὸς ἕτοιμος τοῦ θερίζειν· τὰ δὲ σκεύη ἦν τρεῖς σίκλοι εἰς τὸν ὀδόντα, καὶ τῇ ἀξίνῃ καὶ τῷ δρεπάνῳ ὑπόστασις ἦν ἡ αὐτή.

22 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις τοῦ πολέμου Μαχμὰς καὶ οὐχ εὑρέθη ρομφαία καὶ δόρυ ἐν χειρὶ παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ τοῦ μετὰ Σαοὺλ καὶ μετὰ ᾿Ιωνάθαν, καὶ εὑρέθη τῷ Σαοὺλ καὶ τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱῷ αὐτοῦ.

23 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐξ ὑποστάσεως τῶν ἀλλοφύλων τὴν ἐν τῷ πέραν Μαχμάς.


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ΚΑΙ γίνεται ἡ ἡμέρα καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν υἱὸς Σαοὺλ τῷ παιδαρίῳ τῷ αἴροντι τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ· δεῦρο, καὶ διαβῶμεν εἰς Μεσσὰβ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων τὴν ἐν τῷ πέραν ἐκείνῳ· καὶ τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἀπήγγειλε.

2 καὶ Σαοὺλ ἐκάθητο ἐπ᾿ ἄκρου τοῦ βουνοῦ ὑπὸ τὴν ροὰν τὴν ἐν Μαγδών, καὶ ἦσαν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ὡς ἑξακόσιοι ἄνδρες·

3 καὶ ᾿Αχιὰ υἱὸς ᾿Αχιτὼβ ἀδελφοῦ ᾿Ιωχαβὴδ υἱοῦ Φινεὲς υἱοῦ ῾Ηλὶ ἱερεὺς τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν Σηλὼμ αἴρων ἐφούδ. καὶ ὁ λαὸς οὐκ ᾔδει ὅτι πεπόρευται ᾿Ιωνάθαν.

4 καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τῆς διαβάσεως, οὗ ἐζήτει ᾿Ιωνάθαν διαβῆναι εἰς τὴν ὑπόστασιν τῶν ἀλλοφύλων, καὶ ὁδοὺς πέτρας ἐκ τούτου καὶ ὁδοὺς πέτρας ἐκ τούτου, ὄνομα τῷ ἑνὶ Βασὲς καὶ ὄνομα τῷ ἄλλῳ Σεννά·

5 ἡ ὁδὸς ἡ μία ἀπὸ βορρᾶ ἐρχομένῳ Μαχμὰς καὶ ἡ ὁδὸς ἡ ἄλλη ἀπὸ νότου ἐρχομένῳ Γαβαέ.

 

6 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν πρὸς τὸ παιδάριον τὸ αἶρον τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ· δεῦρο διαβῶμεν εἰς Μεσσὰβ τῶν ἀπεριτμήτων τούτων, εἴτι ποιήσαι Κύριος ἡμῖν· ὅτι οὐκ ἔστι τῷ Κυρίῳ συνεχόμενον σῴζειν ἐν πολλοῖς ἢ ἐν ὀλίγοις.

7 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ· ποίει πᾶν, ὃ ἐὰν ἡ καρδία σου ἐκλίνῃ, ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ μετὰ σοῦ, ὡς ἡ καρδία σου καρδία μου.

8 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν· ἰδοὺ ἡμεῖς διαβαίνομεν πρὸς τοὺς ἄνδρας καὶ κατακυλισθησόμεθα πρὸς αὐτούς·

9 ἐὰν τάδε εἴπωσι πρὸς ἡμᾶς· ἀπόστητε ἐκεῖ ἕως ἂν ἀπαγγείλωμεν ὑμῖν, καὶ στησόμεθα ἐφ᾿ ἑαυτοῖς καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀναβῶμεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτούς·

10 ἐὰν τάδε εἴπωσι πρὸς ἡμᾶς· ἀνάβητε πρὸς ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἀναβησόμεθα, ὅτι παραδέδωκεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος εἰς χεῖρας ἡμῶν· τοῦτο ἡμῖν τὸ σημεῖον.

11 καὶ εἰσῆλθον ἀμφότεροι εἰς Μεσσὰβ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων· καὶ λέγουσιν οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι· ἰδοὺ ῾Εβραῖοι ἐκπορεύονται ἐκ τῶν τρωγλῶν αὐτῶν, οὗ ἐκρύβησαν ἐκεῖ.

12 καὶ ἀπεκρίθησαν οἱ ἄνδρες Μεσσὰβ πρὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ πρὸς τὸν αἴροντα τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ καὶ λέγουσιν· ἀνάβητε πρὸς ἡμᾶς, καὶ γνωριοῦμεν ὑμῖν ρῆμα. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν πρὸς τὸν αἴροντα τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ· ἀνάβηθι ὀπίσω μου, ὅτι παρέδωκεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος εἰς χεῖρας ᾿Ισραήλ.

13 καὶ ἀνέβη ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἐπὶ τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐπέβλεψαν κατὰ πρόσωπον ᾿Ιωνάθαν, καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτούς, καὶ ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ ἐπεδίδου ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ.

14 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἡ πληγὴ ἡ πρώτη, ἣν ἐπάταξεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ, ὡς εἴκοσιν ἄνδρες ἐν βολίσι καὶ ἐν πετροβόλοις καὶ ἐν κόχλαξι τοῦ πεδίου.

15 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἔκστασις ἐν τῇ παρεμβολῇ καὶ ἐν ἀγρῷ, καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ ἐν Μεσσὰβ καὶ οἱ διαφθείροντες ἐξέστησαν, καὶ αὐτοὶ οὐκ ἤθελον ποιεῖν· καὶ ἐθάμβησεν ἡ γῆ, καὶ ἐγενήθη ἔκστασις παρὰ Κυρίου.

16 καὶ εἶδον οἱ σκοποὶ τοῦ Σαοὺλ ἐν Γαβαὰ Βενιαμὶν καὶ ἰδοὺ ἡ παρεμβολὴ τεταραγμένη ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν.

17 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ τῷ λαῷ τῷ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ· ἐπισκέψασθε δὴ καὶ ἴδετε τίς πεπόρευται ἐξ ὑμῶν· καὶ ἐπεσκέψαντο, καὶ ἰδοὺ οὐχ εὑρίσκετο ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ.

18 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ τῷ ᾿Αχιᾷ· προσάγαγε τὸ ἐφούδ· ὅτι αὐτὸς ᾖρε τὸ ἐφοὺδ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἐνώπιον ᾿Ισραήλ.

19 καὶ ἐγενήθη ὡς ἐλάλει Σαοὺλ πρὸς τὸν ἱερέα, καὶ ὁ ἦχος ἐν τῇ παρεμβολῇ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων ἐπορεύετο πορευόμενος καὶ ἐπλήθυνε· καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς τὸν ἱερέα· συνάγαγε τὰς χεῖράς σου.

20 καὶ ἀνέβη Σαοὺλ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔρχονται ἕως τοῦ πολέμου, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγένετο ρομφαία ἀνδρὸς ἐπὶ τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ, σύγχυσις μεγάλη σφόδρα.

21 καὶ οἱ δοῦλοι οἱ ὄντες ἐχθὲς καὶ τρίτην ἡμέραν μετὰ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων οἱ ἀναβάντες εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν ἐπεστράφησαν καὶ αὐτοὶ εἶναι μετὰ ᾿Ισραὴλ τῶν μετὰ Σαοὺλ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν.

22 καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ οἱ κρυπτόμενοι ἐν τῷ ὄρει ᾿Εφραὶμ καὶ ἤκουσαν ὅτι πεφεύγασιν οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι, καὶ συνάπτουσι καὶ αὐτοὶ ὀπίσω αὐτῶν εἰς πόλεμον.

23 καὶ ἔσωσε Κύριος ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ. Καὶ ὁ πόλεμος διῆλθε τὴν Βαμώθ, καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἦν μετὰ Σαοὺλ ὡς δέκα χιλιάδες ἀνδρῶν· καὶ ἦν ὁ πόλεμος διεσπαρμένος εἰς ὅλην τὴν πόλιν ἐν τῷ ὄρει ᾿Εφραίμ.

24 καὶ Σαοὺλ ἠγνόησεν ἄγνοιαν μεγάλην ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ ἀρᾶται τῷ λαῷ λέγων· ἐπικατάρατος ὁ ἄνθρωπος, ὃς φάγεται ἄρτον ἕως ἑσπέρας, καὶ ἐκδικήσω τὸν ἐχθρόν μου· καὶ οὐκ ἐγεύσατο πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἄρτου. καὶ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ ἠρίστα.

25 καὶ ᾿Ιάαλ δρυμὸς ἦν μελισσῶνος κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ ἀγροῦ,

26 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ὁ λαὸς εἰς τὸν μελισσῶνα, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐπορεύετο λαλῶν, καὶ ἰδοὺ οὐκ ἦν ἐπιστρέφων τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἐφοβήθη ὁ λαὸς τὸν ὅρκον Κυρίου.

27 καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν οὐκ ἀκηκόει ἐν τῷ ὁρκίζειν τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ τὸν λαόν· καὶ ἐξέτεινε τὸ ἄκρον τοῦ σκήπτρου αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔβαψεν αὐτὸ εἰς τὸ κηρίον τοῦ μέλιτος καὶ ἐπέστρεψε τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀνέβλεψαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ.

28 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη εἷς ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ εἶπεν· ὁρκίσας ὥρκισε τὸν λαὸν ὁ πατήρ σου λέγων· ἐπικατάρατος ὁ ἄνθρωπος, ὃς φάγεται ἄρτον σήμερον, καὶ ἐξελύθη ὁ λαός.

29 καὶ ἔγνω ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ εἶπεν· ἀπήλλαχεν ὁ πατήρ μου τὴν γῆν· ἰδὲ δὴ ὅτι εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ὅτι ἐγευσάμην βραχύ τι τοῦ μέλιτος τούτου·

30 ἀλλ᾿ ὅτι εἰ ἔφαγεν ἔσθων σήμερον ὁ λαὸς τῶν σκύλων τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν, ὧν εὗρεν, ὅτι νῦν ἂν μείζων ἦν ἡ πληγὴ ἡ ἐν τοῖς ἀλλοφύλοις.

 

31 καὶ ἐπάταξεν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἐκ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων ἐν Μαχμάς, καὶ ἐκοπίασεν ὁ λαὸς σφόδρα.

32 καὶ ἐκλήθη ὁ λαὸς εἰς τὰ σκῦλα, καὶ ἔλαβεν ὁ λαὸς ποίμνια καὶ βουκόλια καὶ τέκνα βοῶν καὶ ἔσφαξεν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, καὶ ἤσθιεν ὁ λαὸς σὺν τῷ αἵματι.

33 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη Σαοὺλ λέγοντες· ἡμάρτηκεν ὁ λαὸς τῷ Κυρίῳ φαγὼν σὺν τῷ αἵματι. καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ ἐκ Γεθθαίμ· κυλίσατέ μοι λίθον ἐνταῦθα μέγαν.

34 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· διασπάρητε ἐν τῷ λαῷ καὶ εἴπατε αὐτοῖς προσαγαγεῖν ἐνταῦθα ἕκαστος τὸν μόσχον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕκαστος τὸ πρόβατον αὐτοῦ, καὶ σφαζέτω ἐπὶ τούτου, καὶ οὐ μὴ ἁμάρτητε τῷ Κυρίῳ τοῦ ἐσθίειν σὺν τῷ αἵματι· καὶ προσῆγεν ὁ λαὸς ἕκαστος τὸἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔσφαζον ἐκεῖ.

35 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν ἐκεῖ Σαοὺλ θυσιαστήριον τῷ Κυρίῳ· τοῦτο ἤρξατο Σαοὺλ οἰκοδομῆσαι θυσιαστήριον τῷ Κυρίῳ.

36 Καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· καταβῶμεν ὀπίσω τῶν ἀλλοφύλων τὴν νύκτα καὶ διαρπάσωμεν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἕως διαφαύσῃ ἡμέρα, καὶ μὴ ὑπολείπωμεν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἄνδρα. καὶ εἶπαν· πᾶν τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ποίει. καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἱερεύς· προσέλθωμεν ἐνταῦθα πρὸς τὸν Θεόν.

37 καὶ ἐπηρώτησε Σαοὺλ τὸν Θεόν· εἰ καταβῶ ὀπίσω τῶν ἀλλοφύλων, εἰ παραδώσεις αὐτοὺς εἰς χεῖρας ᾿Ισραήλ; καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ.

38 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· προσαγάγετε ἐνταῦθα πάσας τὰς γωνίας τοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ γνῶτε καὶ ἴδετε ἐν τίνι γέγονεν ἡ ἁμαρτία αὕτη σήμερον·

39 ὅτι ζῇ Κύριος ὁ σώσας τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι ἐὰν ἀποκριθῇ κατὰ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῦ υἱοῦ μου, θανάτῳ ἀποθανεῖται. καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἀποκρινόμενος ἐκ παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ.

40 καὶ εἶπε παντὶ ἀνδρὶ ᾿Ισραήλ· ὑμεῖς ἔσεσθε εἰς δουλείαν, καὶ ἐγὼ καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὁ υἱός μου ἐσόμεθα εἰς δουλείαν. καὶ εἶπεν ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Σαούλ· τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ποίει.

41 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ, τί ὅτι οὐκ ἀπεκρίθης τῷ δούλῳ σου σήμερον; εἰ ἐν ἐμοὶ ἢ ἐν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τῷ υἱῷ μου ἡ ἀδικία; Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ δὸς δήλους· καὶ ἐὰν τάδε εἴπῃς, ἐν τῷ λαῷ σου ᾿Ισραήλ, δὸς δὴ ὁσιότητα. καὶ κληροῦται ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Σαούλ, καὶ ὁ λαὸς ἐξῆλθε.

 

42 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· βάλετε ἀνὰ μέσον ἐμοῦ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῦ υἱοῦ μου· ὃν ἂν κατακληρώσηται Κύριος, ἀποθανέτω. καὶ εἶπεν ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Σαούλ· οὐκ ἔστι τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο. καὶ κατεκράτησε Σαοὺλ τοῦ λαοῦ, καὶ βάλλουσιν ἀνὰ μέσον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ, καὶ κατακληροῦται ᾿Ιωνάθαν.

43 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν· ἀπάγγειλόν μοι τί πεποίηκας. καὶ ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ εἶπε· γευόμενος ἐγευσάμην ἐν ἄκρῳ τῷ σκήπτρῳ τῷ ἐν τῇ χειρί μου βραχὺ μέλι, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποθνήσκω.

44 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Σαούλ· τάδε ποιήσαι μοι ὁ Θεὸς καὶ τάδε προσθείη, ὅτι θανάτῳ ἀποθανῇ σήμερον.

45 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Σαούλ· εἰ σήμερον θανατωθήσεται ὁ ποιήσας τὴν σωτηρίαν τὴν μεγάλην ταύτην ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ; ζῇ Κύριος, εἰ πεσεῖται τριχὸς τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν· ὅτι ὁ λαὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐποίησε τὴν ἡμέραν ταύτην. καὶ προσηύξατο ὁ λαὸς περὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, καὶ οὐκ ἀπέθανε.

46 καὶ ἀνέβη Σαοὺλ ἀπὸ ὄπισθεν τῶν ἀλλοφύλων, καὶ οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι ἀπῆλθον εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῶν.

47 Καὶ Σαοὺλ κατακληροῦται ἔργον ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ. καὶ ἐπολέμει κύκλῳ πάντας τούς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ, εἰς τὸν Μωὰβ καὶ εἰς τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Αμμὼν καὶ εἰς τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Εδὼμ καὶ εἰς τὸν Βαιθεὼρ καὶ εἰς βασιλέα Σουβὰ καὶ εἰς τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους· οὗ ἂν ἐστράφη, ἐσώζετο.

 

48 καὶ ἐποίησε δύναμιν καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸν ᾿Αμαλὴκ καὶ ἐξείλατο τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκ χειρὸς τῶν καταπατούντων αὐτόν.

49 καὶ ἦσαν οἱ υἱοὶ Σαοὺλ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ ᾿Ιεσσιοὺ καὶ Μελχισά· καὶ ὀνόματα τῶν δύο θυγατέρων αὐτοῦ, ὄνομα τῇ πρωτοτόκῳ Μερόβ, καὶ ὄνομα τῇ δευτέρᾳ Μελχόλ·

50 καὶ ὄνομα τῇ γυναικὶ αὐτοῦ ᾿Αχινοὸμ θυγάτηρ ᾿Αχιμάας. καὶ ὄνομα τῷ ἀρχιστρατήγῳ αὐτοῦ ᾿Αβεννήρ, υἱὸς Νήρ, υἱοῦ οἰκείου Σαούλ·

 

51 καὶ Κὶς πατὴρ Σαοὺλ καὶ Νὴρ πατὴρ ᾿Αβεννὴρ υἱὸς ᾿Ιαμὶν υἱοῦ ᾿Αβιήλ.

52 καὶ ἦν ὁ πόλεμος κραταιὸς ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας Σαούλ. καὶ ἰδὼν Σαοὺλ πάντα ἄνδρα δυνατὸν καὶ πάντα ἄνδρα υἱὸν δυνάμεως καὶ συνήγαγεν αὐτοὺς πρὸς αὐτόν.


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ΚΑΙ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς Σαούλ· ἐμὲ ἀπέστειλε Κύριος χρῖσαί σε εἰς βασιλέα ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ νῦν ἄκουε τῆς φωνῆς Κυρίου·

2 τάδε εἶπε Κύριος Σαβαώθ· νῦν ἐκδικήσω ἃ ἐποίησεν ᾿Αμαλὴκ τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ, ὡς ἀπήντησεν αὐτῷ ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ ἀναβαίνοντος αὐτοῦ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου·

3 καὶ νῦν πορεύου καὶ πατάξεις τὸν ᾿Αμαλὴκ καὶ ῾Ιερὶμ καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐ περιποιήσῃ ἐξ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξολοθρεύσεις αὐτὸν καὶ ἀναθεματιεῖς αὐτὸν καὶ πάντα τὰ αὐτοῦ καὶ οὐ φείσῃ ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀποκτενεῖς ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς καὶ ἕως γυναικὸς καὶ ἀπὸ νηπίου ἕως θηλάζοντος καὶ ἀπὸ μόσχου ἕως προβάτου καὶ ἀπὸ καμήλου ἕως ὄνου.

 

4 καὶ παρήγγειλε Σαοὺλ τῷ λαῷ καὶ ἐπισκέπτεται αὐτοὺς ἐν Γαλγάλοις τετρακοσίας χιλιάδας ταγμάτων καὶ τὸν ᾿Ιούδαν τριάκοντα χιλιάδας ταγμάτων.

5 καὶ ἦλθε Σαοὺλ ἕως τῶν πόλεων ᾿Αμαλὴκ καὶ ἐνήδρευσεν ἐν τῷ χειμάρρῳ.

6 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς τὸν Κιναῖον· ἄπελθε καὶ ἔκκλινον ἐκ μέσου τοῦ ᾿Αμαληκίτου, μὴ προσθῶ σε μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, καὶ σὺ ἐποίησας ἔλεος μετὰ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῷ ἀναβαίνειν αὐτοὺς ἐξ Αἰγύπτου· καὶ ἐξέκλινεν ὁ Κιναῖος ἐκ μέσου ᾿Αμαλήκ.

7 καὶ ἐπάταξε Σαοὺλ τὸν ᾿Αμαλὴκ ἀπὸ Εὐιλὰτ ἕως Σοὺρ ἐπὶ προσώπου Αἰγύπτου.

8 καὶ συνέλαβε τὸν ᾿Αγὰγ βασιλέα ᾿Αμαλὴκ ζῶντα καὶ πάντα τὸν λαὸν καὶ ῾Ιερὶμ ἀπέκτεινεν ἐν στόματι ρομφαίας.

9 καὶ περιεποιήσατο Σαοὺλ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τὸν ᾿Αγὰγ ζῶντα καὶ τὰ ἀγαθὰ τῶν ποιμνίων καὶ τῶν βουκολίων καὶ τῶν ἐδεσμάτων καὶ τῶν ἀμπελώνων καὶ πάντων τῶν ἀγαθῶν καὶ οὐκ ἐβούλοντο ἐξολοθρεῦσαι αὐτά· καὶ πᾶν ἔργον ἠτιμωμένον καὶ ἐξουδενωμένον ἐξωλόθρευσαν.

10 Καὶ ἐγενήθη ρῆμα Κυρίου πρὸς Σαμουὴλ λέγων·

11 παρακέκλημαι ὅτι ἐβασίλευσα τὸν Σαοὺλ εἰς βασιλέα, ὅτι ἀπέστρεψεν ἀπὸ ὄπισθέν μου καὶ τοὺς λόγους μου οὐκ ἐτήρησε. καὶ ἠθύμησε Σαμουὴλ καὶ ἐβόησε πρὸς Κύριον ὅλην τὴν νύκτα.

12 καὶ ὤρθρισε Σαμουὴλ καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς ἀπάντησιν ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸ πρωΐ. καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σαοὺλ λέγοντες· ἥκει Σαμουὴλ εἰς Κάρμηλον καὶ ἀνέστακεν αὐτῷ χεῖρα καὶ ἐπέστρεψε τὸ ἅρμα. καὶ κατέβη εἰς Γάλγαλα πρὸς Σαούλ, καὶ ἰδοὺ αὐτὸς ἀνέφερεν ὁλοκαύτωσιν τῷ Κυρίῳ τὰ πρῶτα τῶν σκύλων, ὧν ἤνεγκεν ἐξ ᾿Αμαλήκ.

13 καὶ παρεγένετο Σαμουὴλ πρὸς Σαούλ, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Σαούλ· εὐλογητὸς σὺ τῷ Κυρίῳ· ἔστησα πάντα, ὅσα ἐλάλησε Κύριος.

14 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουήλ· καὶ τίς ἡ φωνὴ τοῦ ποιμνίου τούτου ἐν τοῖς ὠσί μου καὶ φωνὴ τῶν βοῶν, ὧν ἐγὼ ἀκούω;

15 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· ἐξ ᾿Αμαλὴκ ἤνεγκα αὐτά, ἃ περιεποιήσατο ὁ λαὸς τὰ κράτιστα τοῦ ποιμνίου καὶ τῶν βοῶν, ὅπως τυθῇ Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ σου, καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ ἐξωλόθρευσα.

 

16 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς Σαούλ· ἄνες καὶ ἀπαγγελῶ σοι ἃ ἐλάλησε Κύριος πρός με τὴν νύκτα· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· λάλησον.

17 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς Σαούλ· οὐχὶ μικρὸς εἶ σὺ ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ἡγούμενος σκήπτρου φυλῆς ᾿Ισραήλ; καὶ ἔχρισέ σε Κύριος εἰς βασιλέα ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.

18 καὶ ἀπέστειλέ σε Κύριος ἐν ὁδῷ καὶ εἶπέ σοι· πορεύθητι καὶ ἐξολόθρευσον τοὺς ἁμαρτάνοντας εἰς ἐμέ, τὸν ᾿Αμαλήκ, καὶ πολεμήσεις αὐτοὺς ἕως συντελέσῃς αὐτούς.

 

19 καὶ ἱνατί οὐκ ἤκουσας φωνῆς Κυρίου, ἀλλ᾿ ὥρμησας τοῦ θέσθαι ἐπὶ τὰ σκῦλα καὶ ἐποίησας τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιον Κυρίου;

20 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς Σαμουήλ· διὰ τὸ ἀκοῦσαί με τῆς φωνῆς τοῦ λαοῦ· καὶ ἐπορεύθην τῇ ὁδῷ, ᾗ ἀπέστειλέ με Κύριος, καὶ ἤγαγον τὸν ᾿Αγὰγ βασιλέα ᾿Αμαλὴκ καὶ τὸν ᾿Αμαλὴκ ἐξωλόθρευσα·

21 καὶ ἔλαβεν ὁ λαὸς τῶν σκύλων ποίμνια καὶ βουκόλια, τὰ πρῶτα τοῦ ἐξολοθρεύματος, θῦσαι ἐνώπιον Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐν Γαλγάλοις.

22 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουήλ· εἰ θελητὸν τῷ Κυρίῳ ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ θυσίας ὡς τὸ ἀκοῦσαι φωνῆς Κυρίου; ἰδοὺ ἀκοὴ ὑπὲρ θυσίαν ἀγαθὴν καὶ ἡ ἐπακρόασις ὑπὲρ στέαρ κριῶν·

23 ὅτι ἁμαρτία οἰώνισμά ἐστιν, ὀδύνην καὶ πόνους θεραφὶν ἐπάγουσιν· ὅτι ἐξουδένωσας τὸ ρῆμα Κυρίου, καὶ ἐξουδενώσει σε Κύριος μὴ εἶναι βασιλέα ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.

24 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς Σαμουήλ· ἡμάρτηκα ὅτι παρέβην τὸν λόγον Κυρίου καὶ τὸ ρῆμά σου, ὅτι ἐφοβήθην τὸν λαὸν καὶ ἤκουσα τῆς φωνῆς αὐτῶν·

 

25 καὶ νῦν ἆρον δὴ τὸ ἁμάρτημά μου καὶ ἀνάστρεψον μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ προσκυνήσω Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ σου.

26 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς Σαούλ· οὐκ ἀναστρέφω μετὰ σοῦ, ὅτι ἐξουδένωσας τὸ ρῆμα Κυρίου, καί ἐξουδενώσει σε Κύριος τοῦ μὴ εἶναι βασιλέα ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ.

27 καὶ ἐπέστρεψε Σαμουὴλ τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἀπελθεῖν. καὶ ἐκράτησε Σαοὺλ τοῦ πτερυγίου τῆς διπλοΐδος αὐτοῦ καὶ διέρρηξεν αὐτό·

28 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν Σαμουήλ· διέρρηξε Κύριος τὴν βασιλείαν σου ἀπὸ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκ χειρός σου σήμερον καὶ δώσει αὐτὴν τῷ πλησίον σου τῷ ἀγαθῷ ὑπὲρ σέ·

29 καὶ διαιρεθήσεται ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς δύο, καὶ οὐκ ἀποστρέψει οὐδὲ μετανοήσει, ὅτι οὐχ ὡς ἄνθρωπός ἐστι τοῦ μετανοῆσαι αὐτός.

30 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· ἡμάρτηκα, ἀλλὰ δόξασόν με δὴ ἐνώπιον πρεσβυτέρων ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἐνώπιον λαοῦ μου καὶ ἀνάστρεψον μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ προσκυνήσω Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ σου.

31 καὶ ἀνέστρεψε Σαμουὴλ ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ καὶ προσεκύνησε τῷ Κυρίῳ.

32 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουήλ· προσαγάγετέ μοι τὸν ᾿Αγὰγ βασιλέα ᾿Αμαλήκ. καὶ προσῆλθε πρὸς αὐτὸν ᾿Αγὰγ τρέμων, καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αγάγ· εἰ οὕτω πικρὸς ὁ θάνατος;

33 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς ᾿Αγάγ· καθότι ἠτέκνωσε γυναῖκας ἡ ρομφαία σου, οὕτως ἀτεκνωθήσεται ἐκ γυναικῶν ἡ μήτηρ σου, καὶ ἔσφαξε Σαμουὴλ τὸν ᾿Αγὰγ ἐνώπιον Κυρίου ἐν Γαλγάλ.

34 καὶ ἀπῆλθε Σαμουὴλ εἰς ᾿Αρμαθαίμ, καὶ Σαοὺλ ἀνέβη εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ εἰς Γαβαά.

35 καὶ οὐ προσέθετο ἔτι Σαμουὴλ ἰδεῖν τὸν Σαοὺλ ἕως ἠμέρας θανάτου αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἐπένθει Σαμουὴλ ἐπὶ Σαούλ· καὶ Κύριος μετεμελήθη ὅτι ἐβασίλευσε τὸν Σαοὺλ ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.


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ΚΑΙ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Σαμουήλ· ἕως πότε σὺ πενθεῖς ἐπὶ Σαούλ, κἀγὼ ἐξουδένωκα αὐτὸν μὴ βασιλεύειν ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ; πλῆσον τὸ κέρας σου ἐλαίου, καὶ δεῦρο ἀποστείλω σε πρὸς ᾿Ιεσσαὶ ἕως Βηθλεέμ, ὅτι ἑώρακα ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ ἐμοὶ βασιλέα.

2 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουήλ· πῶς πορευθῶ; καὶ ἀκούσεται Σαοὺλ καὶ ἀποκτενεῖ με. καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· δάμαλιν βοῶν λαβὲ ἐν τῇ χειρί σου καὶ ἐρεῖς· θῦσαι τῷ Κυρίῳ ἥκω·

3 καὶ καλέσεις τὸν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ εἰς τὴν θυσίαν, καὶ γνωριῶ σοι ἃ ποιήσεις, καὶ χρίσεις ὃν ἂν εἴπω πρός σε.

4 καὶ ἐποίησε Σαμουὴλ πάντα, ἃ ἐλάλησεν αὐτῷ Κύριος, καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς Βηθλεέμ. καὶ ἐξέστησαν οἱ πρεσβύτεροι τῆς πόλεως τῇ ἀπαντήσει αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπαν· εἰρήνη ἡ εἴσοδός σου, ὁ βλέπων;

5 καὶ εἶπεν· εἰρήνη· θῦσαι τῷ Κυρίῳ ἥκω, ἁγιάσθητε καὶ εὐφράνθητε μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ σήμερον, καὶ ἡγίασε τὸν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ καὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν θυσίαν.

6 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ εἰσιέναι αὐτοὺς καὶ εἶδε τὸν ᾿Ελιὰβ καὶ εἶπεν· ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐνώπιον Κυρίου χριστὸς αὐτοῦ.

7 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Σαμουήλ· μὴ ἐπιβλέψῃς ἐπὶ τὴν ὄψιν αὐτοῦ μηδὲ εἰς τὴν ἕξιν μεγέθους αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἐξουδένωκα αὐτόν· ὅτι οὐχ ὡς ἐμβλέψεται ἄνθρωπος, ὄψεται ὁ Θεός, ὅτι ἄνθρωπος ὄψεται εἰς πρόσωπον, ὁ δὲ Θεὸς ὄψεται εἰς καρδίαν.

8 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ τὸν ᾿Αμιναδάβ, καὶ παρῆλθε κατὰ πρόσωπον Σαμουήλ, καὶ εἶπεν· οὐδὲ τοῦτον ἐξελέξατο ὁ Θεός.

9 καὶ παρήγαγεν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ τὸν Σαμά· καὶ εἶπε· καὶ ἐν τούτῳ οὐκ ἐξελέξατο Κύριος.

10 καὶ παρήγαγεν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ τοὺς ἑπτὰ υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐνώπιον Σαμουήλ· καὶ εἶπε Σαμουήλ· οὐκ ἐξελέξατο Κύριος ἐν τούτοις.

11 καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιεσσαί· ἐκλελοίπασι τὰ παιδάρια; καὶ εἶπεν· ἔτι ὁ μικρὸς ἰδοὺ ποιμαίνει ἐν τῷ ποιμνίῳ. καὶ εἶπε Σαμουὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιεσσαί· ἀπόστειλον καὶ λαβὲ αὐτόν, ὅτι οὐ μὴ κατακλιθῶμεν ἕως τοῦ ἐλθεῖν αὐτόν.

12 καὶ ἀπέστειλε καὶ εἰσήγαγεν αὐτόν· καὶ αὐτὸς πυρράκης μετὰ κάλλους ὀφθαλμῶν καὶ ἀγαθὸς ὁράσει Κυρίῳ. καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Σαμουήλ· ἀνάστα καὶ χρῖσον τὸν Δαυίδ, ὅτι οὗτός ἐστιν ἀγαθός.

13 καὶ ἔλαβε Σαμουὴλ τὸ κέρας τοῦ ἐλαίου καὶ ἔχρισεν αὐτὸ ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐφήλατο πνεῦμα Κυρίου ἐπὶ Δαυὶδ ἀπὸ τῆς ἡμέρας ἐκείνης καὶ ἐπάνω. καὶ ἀνέστη Σαμουὴλ καὶ ἀπῆλθεν εἰς ᾿Αρμαθαίμ.

14 Καὶ πνεῦμα Κυρίου ἀπέστη ἀπὸ Σαούλ, καὶ ἔπνιγεν αὐτὸν πνεῦμα πονηρὸν παρὰ Κυρίου.

15 καὶ εἶπαν οἱ παῖδες Σαοὺλ πρὸς αὐτόν· ἰδοὺ δὴ πνεῦμα Κυρίου πονηρὸν πνίγει σε·

16 εἰπάτωσαν δὴ οἱ δοῦλοί σου ἐνώπιόν σου, καὶ ζητησάτωσαν τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡμῶν ἄνδρα εἰδότα ψάλλειν ἐν κινύρᾳ, καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῷ εἶναι πνεῦμα πονηρὸν ἐπί σοι καὶ ψαλῇ ἐν τῇ κινύρᾳ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀγαθόν σοι ἔσται καὶ ἀναπαύσει σε.

17 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ· ἴδετε δή μοι ἄνδρα ὀρθῶς ψάλλοντα καὶ εἰσαγάγετε αὐτὸν πρός με.

18 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη εἷς τῶν παιδαρίων αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν· ἰδοὺ ἑώρακα υἱὸν τῷ ᾿Ιεσσαὶ Βηθλεεμίτην καὶ αὐτὸν εἰδότα ψαλμόν, καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ συνετὸς καὶ πολεμιστὴς καὶ σοφὸς λόγῳ, καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ ἀγαθὸς τῷ εἴδει, καὶ Κύριος μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

19 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαοὺλ ἀγγέλους πρὸς ᾿Ιεσσαὶ λέγων· ἀπόστειλον πρός με τὸν υἱόν σου Δαυὶδ τὸν ἐν τῷ ποιμνίῳ σου.

20 καὶ ἔλαβεν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ γομὸρ ἄρτων καὶ ἀσκὸν οἶνου καὶ ἔριφον αἰγῶν ἕνα καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν ἐν χειρὶ Δαυὶδ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ πρὸς Σαούλ.

21 καὶ εἰσῆλθε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαοὺλ καὶ παρειστήκει ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἠγάπησεν αὐτὸν σφόδρα, καὶ ἐγενήθη αὐτῷ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ.

22 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαοὺλ πρὸς ᾿Ιεσσαὶ λέγων· παριστάσθω δὴ Δαυὶδ ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ, ὅτι εὗρε χάριν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς μου.

33 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ εἶναι πνεῦμα πονηρὸν ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ ἐλάμβανε Δαυὶδ τὴν κινύραν καὶ ἔψαλλεν ἐν χειρὶ αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἀνέψυχε Σαούλ, καὶ ἀγαθὸν αὐτῷ. καὶ ἀφίστατο ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ πονηρόν.


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ΚΑΙ συνάγουσιν ἀλλόφυλοι τὰς παρεμβολὰς αὐτῶν εἰς πόλεμον καὶ συνάγονται εἰς Σοκχὼθ τῆς ᾿Ιουδαίας καὶ παρεμβάλλουσιν ἀνὰ μέσον Σοκχὼθ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον ᾿Αζηκὰ ᾿Εφερμέμ.

2 καὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ συνάγονται καὶ παρεμβάλλουσιν ἐν τῇ κοιλάδι αὐτοὶ καὶ παρατάσσονται εἰς πόλεμον ἐξεναντίας τῶν ἀλλοφύλων.

3 καὶ ἀλλόφυλοι ἵστανται ἐπὶ τοῦ ὄρους ἐνταῦθα, καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἵσταται ἐπὶ τοῦ ὄρους ἐνταῦθα, καὶ ὁ αὐλὼν ἀνὰ μέσον αὐτῶν.

4 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἀνὴρ δυνατὸς ἐκ τῆς παρατάξεως τῶν ἀλλοφύλων Γολιὰθ ὄνομα αὐτῶν ἐκ Γέθ, ὕψος αὐτοῦ τεσσάρων πήχεων καὶ σπιθαμῆς·

5 καὶ περικεφαλαία ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, καὶ θώρακα ἁλυσιδωτὸν αὐτὸς ἐνδεδυκώς, καὶ ὁ σταθμὸς τοῦ θώρακος αὐτοῦ πέντε χιλιάδες σίκλων χαλκοῦ καὶ σιδήρου·

6 καὶ κνημῖδες χαλκαῖ ἐπὶ τῶν σκελῶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀσπὶς χαλκῆ ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ὤμων αὐτοῦ·

7 καὶ ὁ κοντὸς τοῦ δόρατος αὐτοῦ ὡσεὶ μέσακλον ὑφαινόντων, καὶ ἡ λόγχη αὐτοῦ ἑξακοσίων σίκλων σιδήρου· καὶ ὁ αἴρων τὰ ὅπλα αὐτοῦ προεπορεύετο αὐτοῦ.

8 καὶ ἔστη καὶ ἀνεβόησεν εἰς τὴν παράταξιν ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· τί ἐκπορεύεσθε παρατάξασθαι πολέμῳ ἐξεναντίας ἡμῶν; οὐκ ἐγώ εἰμι ἀλλόφυλος καὶ ὑμεῖς ῾Εβραῖοι τοῦ Σαούλ; ἐκλέξασθε ἑαυτοῖς ἄνδρα καὶ καταβήτω πρός με,

9 καὶ ἐὰν δυνηθῇ πολεμῆσαι πρός με καὶ ἐὰν πατάξῃ με, καὶ ἐσόμεθα ὑμῖν εἰς δούλους· ἐὰν δὲ ἐγὼ δυνηθῶ καὶ πατάξω αὐτόν, ἔσεσθε ἡμῖν εἰς δούλους καὶ δουλεύσετε ἡμῖν.

10 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἀλλόφυλος· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ὠνείδισα τὴν παράταξιν ᾿Ισραὴλ σήμερον ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ· δότε μοι ἄνδρα, καὶ μονομαχήσομεν ἀμφότεροι.

11 καὶ ἤκουσε Σαοὺλ καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ τὰ ρήματα τοῦ ἀλλοφύλου ταῦτα καὶ ἐξέστησαν καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα.

12 Καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ υἱὸς ἀνθρώπου ᾿Εφραθαίου· οὗτος ἐκ Βηθλεὲμ ᾿Ιούδα, καὶ ὄνομα αὐτῷ ᾿Ιεσσαί, καὶ αὐτῷ ὀκτῲ υἱοί· καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Σαοὺλ πρεσβύτερος ἐληλυθὼς ἐν ἀνδράσι.

13 καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν οἱ τρεῖς υἱοὶ ᾿Ιεσσαὶ οἱ μείζονες ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ εἰς πόλεμον, καὶ ὄνομα τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ τῶν πορευθέντων εἰς τὸν πόλεμον, ᾿Ελιὰβ ὁ πρωτότοκος αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ δεύτερος αὐτοῦ ᾿Αμιναδὰβ καὶ ὁ τρίτος αὐτοῦ Σαμμά.

14 καὶ Δαυὶδ αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ νεώτερος καὶ οἱ τρεῖς οἱ μείζονες ἐπορεύθησαν ὀπίσω Σαούλ.

15 Καὶ Δαυὶδ ἀπῆλθε καὶ ἀνέστρεψεν ἀπὸ τοῦ Σαούλ, ποιμαίνων τὰ πρόβατα τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ἐν Βηθλεέμ.

16 καὶ προῆγεν ὁ ἀλλόφυλος ὀρθρίζων καὶ ὀψίζων καὶ ἐστηλώθη τεσσαράκοντα ἡμέρας.

17 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιεσσαὶ πρὸς Δαυίδ· λαβὲ δὴ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς σου οἰφὶ τοῦ ἀλφίτου καὶ δέκα ἄρτους τούτους καὶ διάδραμε εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν καὶ δὸς τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς σου,

18 καὶ τὰς δέκα τρυφαλίδας τοῦ γάλακτος τούτου εἰσοίσεις τῷ χιλιάρχῳ, καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου ἐπισκέψῃ εἰς εἰρήνην, καὶ ὅσα ἂν χρῄζωσι γνώσῃ.

19 καὶ Σαοὺλ αὐτὸς καὶ πᾶς ἀνὴρ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῇ κοιλάδι τῆς δρυὸς πολεμοῦντες μετὰ τῶν ἀλλοφύλων.

20 καὶ ὤρθρισε Δαυὶδ τὸ πρωΐ, καὶ ἀφῆκε τὰ πρόβατα φύλακι, καὶ ἔλαβε καὶ ἀπῆλθε, καθὰ ἐνετείλατο αὐτῷ ᾿Ιεσσαί· καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς τὴν στρογγύλωσιν καὶ δύναμιν τὴν ἐκπορευομένην εἰς τὴν παράταξιν· καὶ ἠλάλαξαν ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ.

21 καὶ παρετάξαντο ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι παράταξιν ἐξεναντίας παρατάξεως.

22 καὶ ἀφῆκε Δαυὶδ τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ ἀφ᾿ ἑαυτοῦ ἐπὶ χεῖρα φύλακος καὶ ἔδραμεν εἰς τὴν παράταξιν καὶ ἦλθε καὶ ἠρώτησε τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς εἰρήνην.

23 καὶ αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος μετ᾿ αὐτῶν, ἰδοὺ ἀνὴρ ὁ μεσαῖος ἀνέβαινε, Γολιὰθ ὁ Φιλισταῖος ὄνομα αὐτῷ ἐκ Γέθ, ἐκ τῶν παρατάξεων τῶν ἀλλοφύλων, καὶ ἐλάλησε κατὰ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα καὶ ἤκουσε Δαυίδ.

24 Καὶ πᾶς ἀνὴρ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῷ ἰδεῖν αὐτοὺς τὸν ἄνδρα, καὶ ἔφυγον ἐκ προσώπου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα.

25 καὶ εἶπεν ἀνὴρ ᾿Ισραήλ· εἰ ἑωράκατε τὸν ἄνδρα τὸν ἀναβαίνοντα τοῦτον, ὅτι ὀνειδῖσαι τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀνέβη; καὶ ἔσται ἀνήρ, ὃς ἂν πατάξῃ αὐτόν, πλουτίσει αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλεὺς πλοῦτον μέγαν καὶ τὴν θυγατέρα αὐτοῦ δώσει αὐτῷ καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ποιήσει ἐλεύθερον ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ. 26 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς τοὺς ἄνδρας τοὺς συνεστηκότας μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ λέγων· ἢ ποιηθήσεται τῷ ἀνδρί, ὃς ἂν πατάξει τὸν ἀλλόφυλον ἐκεῖνον, καὶ ἀφελεῖ ὀνειδισμὸν ἀπὸ ᾿Ισραήλ; ὅτι τίς ἀλλόφυλος ὁ ἀπερίτμητος αὐτός, ὅτι ὠνείδισε παράταξιν Θεοῦ ζῶντος;

27 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ λαὸς κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο λέγων· οὕτως ποιηθήσεται τῷ ἀνδρί, ὃς ἂν πατάξει αὐτόν.

28 καὶ ἤκουσεν ᾿Ελιὰβ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ὁ μείζων ἐν τῷ λαλεῖν αὐτὸν πρὸς τοὺς ἄνδρας καὶ ὠργίσθη θυμῷ ᾿Ελιὰβ ἐν τῷ Δαυὶδ καὶ εἶπεν· ἱνατί τοῦτο κατέβης καὶ ἐπὶ τίνα ἀφῆκας τὰ μικρὰ πρόβατα ἐκεῖνα ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ; ἐγὼ οἶδα τὴν ὑπερηφανίαν σου καὶ τὴν κακίαν τῆς καρδίας σου, ὅτι ἕνεκεν τοῦ ἰδεῖν τὸν πόλεμον κατέβης.

29 καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· τί ἐποίησα νῦν; οὐχί ρῆμά ἐστι;

 

30 καὶ ἐπέστρεψε παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰς ἐναντίον ἑτέρου καὶ εἶπε κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο, καὶ ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ ὁ λαὸς κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦ πρώτου.

31 καὶ ἠκούσθησαν οἱ λόγοι, οὓς ἐλάλησε Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀνηγγέλησαν ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ καὶ παρέλαβεν αὐτόν.

32 Καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαούλ· μὴ δὴ συμπεσέτω καρδία τοῦ Κυρίου μου ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν· ὁ δοῦλός σου πορεύσεται καὶ πολεμήσει μετὰ τοῦ ἀλλοφύλου τούτου.

33 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς τὸν Δαυὶδ· οὐ μὴ δυνήσῃ πορευθῆναι πρὸς τὸν ἀλλόφυλον τοῦ πολεμεῖν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι παιδάριον εἶ σύ, καὶ αὐτὸς ἀνὴρ πολεμιστὴς ἐκ νεότητος αὐτοῦ.

34 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαούλ· ποιμαίνων ἦν ὁ δοῦλός σου τῷ πατρὶ αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ ποιμνίῳ, καὶ ὅταν ἤρχετο ὁ λέων καὶ ἡ ἄρκος καὶ ἐλάμβανε πρόβατον ἐκ τῆς ἀγέλης,

35 καὶ ἐξεπορευόμην ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπάταξα αὐτὸν καὶ ἐξέσπασα ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ, καὶ εἰ ἐπανίστατο ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ, καὶ ἐκράτησα τοῦ φάρυγγος αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπάταξα καὶ ἐθανάτωσα αὐτόν.

36 καὶ τὸν λέοντα καὶ τὴν ἄρκον ἔτυπτεν ὁ δοῦλός σου, καὶ ἔσται ὁ ἀλλόφυλος ὁ ἀπερίτμητος ὡς ἓν τούτων· οὐχὶ πορεύσομαι καὶ πατάξω αὐτόν, καὶ ἀφελῶ σήμερον ὄνειδος ἐξ ᾿Ισραήλ; διότι τίς ὁ ἀπερίτμητος οὗτος, ὃς ὠνείδισε παράταξιν Θεοῦ ζῶντος;

37 Κύριος, ὃς ἐξείλατό με ἐκ χειρὸς τοῦ λέοντος καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς τῆς ἄρκου, αὐτὸς ἐξελεῖταί με ἐκ χειρὸς τοῦ ἀλλοφύλου τοῦ ἀπεριτμήτου τούτου. καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς Δαυίδ· πορεύου, καὶ ἔσται Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

38 καὶ ἐνέδυσε Σαοὺλ τὸν Δαυὶδ μανδύαν καὶ περικεφαλαίαν χαλκῆν περὶ τὴν κεφαλήν αὐτοῦ

39 καὶ ἔζωσε τὸν Δαυὶδ τὴν ρομφαίαν αὐτοῦ ἐπάνω τοῦ μανδύου αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐκοπίασε περιπατήσας ἅπαξ καὶ δίς· καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαούλ· οὐ μὴ δύνωμαι πορευθῆναι ἐν τούτοις, ὅτι οὐ πεπείραμαι. καὶ ἀφαιροῦσιν αὐτὰ ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

40 καὶ ἔλαβε τὴν βακτηρίαν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξελέξατο ἑαυτῷ πέντε λίθους λείους ἐκ τοῦ χειμάρρου καὶ ἔθετο αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ καδίῳ τῷ ποιμαινικῷ τῷ ὄντι αὐτῷ εἰς συλλογὴ καὶ σφενδόνην αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ προσῆλθε πρὸς τὸν ἄνδρα τὸν ἀλλόφυλον.

41 Καὶ ἐπορεύθη ὁ ἀλλόφυλος πορευόμενος καὶ ἐγγίζων πρὸς Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀνὴρ ὁ αἴρων τὸν θυρεὸν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπέβλεψεν ὁ ἀλλόφυλος.

42 καὶ εἶδε Γολιὰθ τὸν Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐξητίμασεν αὐτόν, ὅτι αὐτὸς ἦν παιδάριον καὶ αὐτὸς πυρράκης μετὰ κάλλους ὀφθαλμῶν.

43 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἀλλόφυλος πρὸς Δαυίδ· ὡσεὶ κύων ἐγώ εἰμι, ὅτι σὺ ἔρχῃ ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐν ράβδῳ καὶ λίθοις; καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· οὐχί, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ χείρων κυνός. καὶ κατηράσατο ὁ ἀλλόφυλος τὸν Δαυὶδ ἐν τοῖς θεοῖς αὐτοῦ.

44 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἀλλόφυλος πρὸς Δαυίδ· δεῦρο πρός με, καὶ δώσω τὰς σάρκας σου τοῖς πετεινοῖς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τοῖς κτήνεσι τῆς γῆς.

45 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς τὸν ἀλλόφυλον· σὺ ἔρχῃ πρός με ἐν ρομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐν δόρατι καὶ ἐν ἀσπίδι, κἀγὼ πορεύομαι πρός σε ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ Σαβαὼθ παρατάξεως ᾿Ισραήλ, ἣν ὠνείδισας σήμερον·

46 καὶ ἀποκλείσει σε Κύριος σήμερον εἰς τὴν χεῖρά μου, καὶ ἀποκτενῶ σε καὶ ἀφελῶ τὴν κεφαλήν σου ἀπὸ σοῦ καὶ δώσω τὰ κῶλά σου καὶ τὰ κῶλα παρεμβολῆς ἀλλοφύλων ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῖς πετεινοῖς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τοῖς θηρίοις τῆς γῆς, καὶ γνώσεται πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, ὅτι ἔστι Θεὸς ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ·

47 καὶ γνώσεται πᾶσα ἡ ἐκκλησία αὕτη ὅτι οὐκ ἐν ρομφαίᾳ καὶ δόρατι σῴζει Κύριος, ὅτι τοῦ Κυρίου ὁ πόλεμος, καὶ παραδώσει Κύριος ὑμᾶς εἰς χεῖρας ἡμῶν.

48 καὶ ἀνέστη ὁ ἀλλόφυλος καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς συνάντησιν Δαυίδ.

49 καὶ ἐξέτεινε Δαυὶδ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ κάδιον καὶ ἔλαβεν ἐκεῖθεν λίθον ἕνα καὶ ἐσφενδόνισε καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸν ἀλλόφυλον ἐπὶ τὸ μέτωπον αὐτοῦ, καὶ διέθυ ὁ λίθος διά τῆς περικεφαλαίας εἰς τὸ μέτωπον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπί πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν.

50 Καὶ ἐκραταίωσε Δαυὶδ ὑπὲρ τὸν ἀλλόφυλον ἐν τῇ σφενδόνῃ καὶ ἐν τῷ λίθῳ, καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸν ἀλλόφυλον καὶ ἐθανάτωσεν αὐτόν· καὶ ρομφαία οὐκ ἦν ἐν χειρὶ Δαυίδ.

51 καὶ ἔδραμε Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐπέστη ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν καὶ ἔλαβε τὴν ρομφαίαν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐθανάτωσεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀφεῖλε τὴν κεφαλήν αὐτοῦ. καὶ εἶδον οἱ ἀλλόφυλοι ὅτι τέθνηκεν ὁ δυνατὸς αὐτῶν, καὶ ἔφυγον.

52 καὶ ἀνίστανται ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἠλάλαξαν καὶ κατεδίωξαν ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἕως εἰσόδου Γὲθ καὶ ἕως τῆς πύλης ᾿Ασκάλωνος, καὶ ἔπεσον τραυματίαι τῶν ἀλλοφύλων ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ τῶν πυλῶν καὶ ἕως Γὲθ καὶ ἕως ᾿Ακκαρών.

53 καὶ ἀνέστρεψαν ἄνδρες ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκκλίνοντες ὀπίσω τῶν ἀλλοφύλων καὶ κατεπάτουν τὰς παρεμβολὰς αὐτῶν.

54 καὶ ἔλαβε Δαυὶδ τὴν κεφαλὴν τοῦ ἀλλοφύλου, καὶ ἤνεγκεν αὐτὴν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ ἔθηκεν ἐν τῷ σκηνώματι αὐτοῦ.

55 Καὶ ὡς εἶδε Σαοὺλ τὸν Δαυὶδ ἐκπορευόμενον εἰς ἀπάντησιν τοῦ ἀλλοφύλου, εἶπε πρὸς ᾿Αβεννὴρ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς δυνάμεως· Υἱὸς τίνος ὁ νεανίσκος οὗτος; καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αβεννήρ· ζῇ ἡ ψυχή σου, βασιλεῦ, εἰ οἶδα.

56 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς· ἐπερώτησον σύ, υἱὸς τίνος ὁ νεανίσκος οὗτος.

57 καὶ ὡς ἐπέστρεψε Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατάξαι τὸν ἀλλόφυλον, καὶ παρέλαβεν αὐτὸν ᾿Αβεννὴρ καὶ εἰσήγαγεν αὐτὸν ἐνώπιον Σαούλ, καὶ ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ ἀλλοφύλου ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ.

58 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν Σαούλ· υἱὸς τίνος εἶ, παιδάριον, καὶ εἶπε Δυαίδ· υἱὸς δούλου σου ᾿Ιεσσαὶ τοῦ Βηθλεεμείτου.


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Καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς συνετέλεσε λαλῶν πρὸς Σαούλ, καὶ ἡ ψυχὴ ᾿Ιωνάθαν συνεδέθη τῇ ψυχῇ Δαυὶδ καὶ ἠγάπησεν αὐτὸν ᾿Ιωνάθαν κατὰ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ.

2 καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὸν Σαοὺλ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ οὐκ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν ἐπιστρέψαι ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ.

3 καὶ διέθετο ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Δαυὶδ ἐν τῷ ἀγαπᾶν αὐτὸν κατὰ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ.

4 καὶ ἐξεδύσατο ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν ἐπενδύτην τὸν ἐπάνω καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸν τῷ Δαυὶδ καὶ τὸν μανδύαν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕως τῆς ρομφαίας αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕως τοῦ τόξου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕως τῆς ζώνης αὐτοῦ.

5 καὶ ἐξεπορεύετο Δαυίδ, ἐν πᾶσιν, οἷς ἀπέστειλεν αὐτὸν Σαούλ, συνῆκε· καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτὸν Σαοὺλ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἄνδρας τοῦ πολέμου, καὶ ἤρεσεν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ καί γε ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς δούλων Σαούλ.

6 Καὶ ἐξῆλθον αἱ χορεύουσαι εἰς συνάντησιν Δαυὶδ ἐκ πασῶν πόλεων ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τυμπάνοις καὶ ἐν χαρμοσύνῃ καὶ ἐν κυμβάλοις.

7 καὶ ἐξῆρχον αἱ γυναῖκες καὶ ἔλεγον· ἐπάταξε Σαοὺλ ἐν χιλιάσιν αὐτοῦ καὶ Δαυὶδ ἐν μυριάσιν αὐτοῦ.

8 καὶ πονηρὸν ἐφάνη τὸ ρῆμα ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς Σαοὺλ περὶ τοῦ λόγου τούτου, καὶ εἶπε· τῷ Δαυὶδ ἔδωκαν τὰς μυριάδας καὶ ἐμοὶ ἔδωκαν τὰς χιλιάδας.

9 Καὶ ἦν Σαοὺλ ὑποβλεπόμενος τὸν Δαυὶδ ἀπὸ τῆς ἡμέρας ἐκείνης καὶ ἐπέκεινα.

10 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἀπὸ τῆς ἐπαύριον καὶ ἔπεσε πνεῦμα Θεοῦ πονηρὸν ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ καὶ προεφήτευσεν ἐν μέσῳ οἴκου αὐτοῦ. Καὶ Δαυὶδ ἔψαλλεν ἐν χειρὶ αὐτοῦ ὡς καθ᾿ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν, καὶ τὸ δόρυ ἐν τῇ χειρὶ Σαούλ.

11 καὶ ἦρε Σαοὺλ τὸ δόρυ καὶ εἶπε· πατάξω ἐν Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐν τῷ τοίχῳ· καὶ ἐξέκλινε Δαυὶδ ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ δίς.

12 καὶ ἐφοβήθη Σαοὺλ ἀπὸ προσώπου Δαυίδ,

13 καὶ ἀπέστησεν αὐτὸν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτὸν ἑαυτῷ χιλίαρχον, καὶ ἐξεπορεύετο καὶ εἰσεπορεύετο ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ λαοῦ.

14 καὶἦν Δαυὶδ ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ὁδοῖς αὐτοῦ συνιῶν, καὶ Κύριος ἦν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

15 καὶ εἶδε Σαοὺλ ὡς αὐτὸς συνιεῖ σφόδρα, καὶ εὐλαβεῖτο ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ.

16 καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιούδας ἠγάπα τὸν Δαυίδ, ὅτι αὐτὸς εἰσεπορεύετο καὶ ἐξεπορεύετο πρὸ προσώπου τοῦ λαοῦ.

17 Καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς Δαυίδ· ἰδοὺ ἡ θυγάτηρ μου ἡ μείζων Μερόβ, αὐτὴν δώσω σοι εἰς γυναῖκα, καὶ πλὴν γίνου μοι εἰς υἱὸν δυνάμεως καὶ πολέμει τοὺς πολέμους Κυρίου. καὶ Σαοὺλ εἶπε· μὴ ἔστω χείρ μου ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ, καὶ ἔσται ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν χεὶρ ἀλλοφύλων.

18 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαούλ· τίς ἐγώ εἰμι καὶ τίς ἡ ζωὴ τῆς συγγενείας τοῦ πατρός μου ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι ἔσομαι γαμβρὸς τοῦ βασιλέως;

19 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ καιρῷ τοῦ δοθῆναι τὴν Μερὸβ θυγατέρα Σαοὺλ τῷ Δαυίδ, καὶ αὕτη ἐδόθη τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ τῷ Μοθυλαθείτῃ εἰς γυναῖκα.

20 Καὶ ἠγάπησε Μελχὸλ ἡ θυγάτηρ Σαοὺλ τὸν Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σαούλ, καὶ ηὐθύνθη ἐν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς αὐτοῦ.

21 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· δώσω αὐτὴν αὐτῷ, καὶ ἔσται αὐτῷ εἰς σκάνδαλον. καὶ ἦν ἐπὶ Σαοὺλ χεὶρ ἀλλοφύλων.

22 καὶ ἐνετείλατο Σαοὺλ τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ λέγων· λαλήσετε ὑμεῖς λάθρᾳ τῷ Δαυὶδ λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ θέλει ἐν σοὶ ὁ βασιλεύς, καὶ πάντες οἱ παῖδες αὐτοῦ ἀγαπῶσί σε, καὶ σὺ ἐπιγάμβρευσον τῷ βασιλεῖ.

23 καὶ ἐλάλησαν οἱ παῖδες Σαοὺλ εἰς τὰ ὦτα Δαυὶδ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα, καὶ εἶπε Δαυίδ· εἰ κοῦφον ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑμῶν ἐπιγαμβρεῦσαι βασιλεῖ; κἀγὼ ἀνὴρ ταπεινὸς καὶ οὐχὶ ἔνδοξος.

24 καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν οἱ παῖδες Σαοὺλ αὐτῷ κατὰ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα, ἃ ἐλάλησε Δαυίδ.

25 καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· τάδε ἐρεῖτε τῷ Δαυίδ· οὐ βούλεται ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐν δόματι, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ ἐν ἑκατὸν ἀκροβυστίαις ἀλλοφύλων ἐκδικῆσαι ἐχθροὺς τοῦ βασιλέως· καὶ Σαοὺλ ἐλογίσατο ἐμβαλεῖν αὐτὸν εἰς χεῖρας τῶν ἀλλοφύλων.

26 καὶ ἀπαγγέλλουσιν οἱ παῖδες Σαοὺλ τῷ Δαυὶδ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα, καὶ ηὐθύνθη ὁ λόγος ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς Δαυὶδ ἐπιγαμβρεῦσαι τῷ βασιλεῖ.

27 καὶ ἀνέστη Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐπορεύθη αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπάταξεν ἐν τοῖς ἀλλοφύλοις ἑκατὸν ἄνδρας καὶ ἀνήνεγκε τὰς ἀκροβυστίας αὐτῶν. καὶ ἐπιγαμβρεύεται τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτῷ τὴν Μελχὸλ θυγατέρα αὐτοῦ αὐτῷ εἰς γυναῖκα.

28 καὶ εἶδε Σαοὺλ ὅτι Κύριος μετὰ Δαυὶδ καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραήλ ἠγάπα αὐτόν,

29 καὶ προσέθετο εὐλαβεῖσθαι ἀπὸ Δαυὶδ ἔτι.


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ΚΑΙ ἐλάλησε Σαοὺλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ πρὸς πάντας τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ θανατῶσαι τὸν Δαυίδ.

2 καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὁ υἱὸς Σαοὺλ ᾑρεῖτο τὸν Δαυὶδ σφόδρα, καὶ ἀπήγγειλεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τῷ Δαυὶδ λέγων· Σαοὺλ ζητεῖ θανατῶσαί σε· φύλαξαι οὖν αὔριον πρωΐ καὶ κρύβηθι καὶ κάθισον κρυφῇ,

3 καὶ ἐγὼ ἐξελεύσομαι καὶ στήσομαι ἐχόμενος τοῦ πατρός μου ἐν ἀγρῷ, οὗ ἐὰν ᾖς ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἐγὼ λαλήσω περὶ σοῦ πρὸς τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ ὄψομαι ὅ,τι ἐὰν ᾖ, καὶ ἀπαγγελῶ σοι.

4 καὶ ἐλάλησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν περὶ Δαυὶδ ἀγαθὰ πρὸς Σαοὺλ τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· μὴ ἁμαρτησάτω ὁ βασιλεὺς εἰς τὸν δοῦλόν σου Δαυίδ, ὅτι οὐχ ἡμάρτηκεν εἰς σέ, καὶ τὰ ποιήματα αὐτοῦ ἀγαθὰ σφόδρα,

5 καὶ ἔθετο τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸν ἀλλόφυλον, καὶ ἐποίησε Κύριος σωτηρίαν μεγάλην, καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ εἶδον καὶ ἐχάρησαν· καὶ ἱνατί ἁμαρτάνεις εἰς αἷμα ἀθῷον θανατῶσαι τὸν Δαυὶδ δωρεάν;

6 καὶ ἤκουσε Σαοὺλ τῆς φωνῆς ᾿Ιωνάθαν, καὶ ὤμοσε Σαοὺλ λέγων· ζῇ Κύριος, εἰ ἀποθανεῖται.

7 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτῷ πάντα τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα, καὶ εἰσήγαγεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαούλ, καὶ ἦν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ὡς ἐχθὲς καὶ τρίτην ἡμέραν.

8 καὶ προσέθετο ὁ πόλεμος γενέσθαι πρὸς Σαούλ, καὶ κατίσχυσε Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐπολέμησε τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους καὶ ἐπάταξεν ἐν αὐτοῖς πληγὴν μεγάλην σφόδρα, καὶ ἔφυγον ἐκ προσώπου αὐτοῦ.

9 Καὶ ἐγένετο πνεῦμα Θεοῦ πονηρὸν ἐπὶ Σαούλ, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν οἴκῳ καθεύδων, καὶ δόρυ ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ Δαυὶδ ἔψαλλε ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ·

10 καὶ ἐζήτει Σαοὺλ πατάξαι τὸ δόρυ εἰς Δαυίδ, καὶ ἀπέστη Δαυὶδ ἐκ προσώπου Σαοὺλ καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸ δόρυ εἰς τόν τοῖχον, καὶ Δαυὶδ ἀνεχώρησε καὶ διεσώθη.

11 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῇ νυκτὶ ἐκείνῃ καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαοὺλ ἀγγέλους εἰς οἶκον Δαυὶδ φυλάξαι αὐτὸν τοῦ θανατῶσαι αὐτὸν πρωΐ· καὶ ἀπήγγειλε τῷ Δαυὶδ Μελχὸλ ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ λέγουσα· ἐὰν μὴ σὺ σώσῃς τὴν ψυχὴν σαυτοῦ τὴν νύκτα ταύτην, αὔριον θανατωθήσῃ.

12 καὶ κατάγει ἡ Μελχὸλ τὸν Δαυὶδ διὰ τῆς θυρίδος, καὶ ἀπῆλθε καὶ ἔφυγε καὶ σώζεται.

13 καὶ ἔλαβεν ἡ Μελχὸλ τὰ κενοτάφια καὶ ἔθετο ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην καὶ ἧπαρ τῶν αἰγῶν ἔθετο πρὸς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκάλυψεν αὐτὰ ἱματίῳ.

14 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαοὺλ ἀγγέλους λαβεῖν τὸν Δαυίδ, καὶ λέγουσιν ἐνοχλεῖσθαι αὐτόν·

15 καὶ ἀποστέλλει ἐπὶ τὸν Δαυὶδ λέγων· ἀγάγετε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τῆς κλίνης πρός με τοῦ θανατῶσαι αὐτόν.

16 καὶ ἔρχονται οἱ ἄγγελοι, καὶ ἰδοὺ τὰ κενοτάφια ἐπὶ τῆς κλίνης, καὶ ἧπαρ τῶν αἰγῶν πρὸς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ.

17 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ τῇ Μελχόλ· ἱνατί οὕτως παρελογίσω με καὶ ἐξαπέστειλας τὸν ἐχθρόν μου καὶ διεσώθη; καὶ εἶπε Μελχὸλ τῷ Σαούλ· αὐτὸς εἶπεν· ἐξαπόστειλόν με, εἰ δὲ μή, θανατώσω σε.

18 Καὶ Δαυὶδ ἔφυγε καὶ διεσώθη καὶ παραγίνεται πρὸς Σαμουὴλ εἰς ᾿Αρμαθαὶμ καὶ ἀπαγγέλλει αὐτῷ πάντα, ὅσα ἐποίησεν αὐτῷ Σαούλ, καὶ ἐπορεύθη Σαμουὴλ καὶ Δαυὶδ καὶ ἐκάθισαν ἐν Ναυὰθ ἐν Ραμά.

19 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σαοὺλ λέγοντες· ἰδοὺ Δαυὶδ ἐν Ναυὰθ ἐν Ραμά.

20 καὶ ἀπέστειλε Σαοὺλ ἀγγέλους λαβεῖν τὸν Δαυίδ, καὶ εἶδαν τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τῶν προφητῶν, καὶ Σαμουὴλ εἱστήκει καθεστηκὼς ἐπ᾿ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀγγέλους τοῦ Σαοὺλ πνεῦμα Θεοῦ, καὶ προφητεύουσι.

21 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ Σαούλ, καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἀγγέλους ἑτέρους, καὶ ἐπροφήτευσαν καὶ αὐτοί. καὶ προσέθετο Σαοὺλ ἀποστεῖλαι ἀγγέλους τρίτους, καί ἐπροφήτευσαν καὶ αὐτοί.

22 καὶ ἐθυμώθη ὀργῇ Σαοὺλ καὶ ἐπορεύθη καὶ αὐτὸς εἰς ᾿Αρμαθαὶμ καὶ ἔρχεται ἕως τοῦ φρέατος τοῦ ἅλω τοῦ ἐν τῷ Σεφὶ καὶ ἠρώτησε καὶ εἶπε· ποῦ Σαμουὴλ καὶ Δαυίδ; καὶ εἶπαν· ἰδοὺ ἐν Ναυὰθ ἐν Ραμά.

23 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἐκεῖθεν εἰς Ναυὰθ ἐν Ραμά, καὶ ἐγενήθη καὶ ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ πνεῦμα Θεοῦ, καὶ ἐπορεύετο προφητεύων ἕως τοῦ ἐλθεῖν αὐτὸν εἰς Ναυὰθ ἐν Ραμά.

24 καὶ ἐξεδύσατο τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπροφήτευσεν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν καὶ ἔπεσε γυμνὸς ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν ἐκείνην καὶ ὅλην τὴν νύκτα· διὰ τοῦτο ἔλεγον· εἰ καὶ Σαοὺλ ἐν προφήταις;


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ΚΑΙ ἀπέδρα Δαυὶδ ἐκ Ναυὰθ ἐν Ραμὰ καὶ ἔρχεται ἐνώπιον ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ εἶπε· τί πεποίηκα καὶ τί τὸ ἀδίκημά μου καὶ τί ἡμάρτηκα ἐνώπιον τοῦ πατρός σου, ὅτι ἐπιζητεῖ τὴν ψυχήν μου;

2 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν· μηδαμῶς σοι, οὐ μὴ ἀποθάνῃς· ἰδοὺ οὐ μὴ ποιήσει ὁ πατήρ μου ρῆμα μέγα ἢ μικρὸν καὶ οὐκ ἀποκαλύψει τὸ ὠτίον μου· καὶ τί ὅτι κρύψει ὁ πατήρ μου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο; οὐκ ἔστι τοῦτο.

3 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Δαυὶδ τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ εἶπε· γινώσκων οἶδεν ὁ πατήρ σου ὅτι εὕρηκα χάριν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου, καὶ εἶπε· μὴ γνώτω τοῦτο ᾿Ιωνάθαν, μὴ οὐ βούληται· ἀλλὰ ζῇ Κύριος καὶ ζῇ ἡ ψυχή σου, ὅτι, καθὼς εἶπον, ἐμπέπλησται ἀνὰ μέσον ἐμοῦ καὶ τοῦ θανάτου.

4 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν πρὸς Δαυίδ· τὶ ἐπιθυμεῖ ἡ ψυχή σου καὶ τί ποιήσω σοι;

5 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν· ἰδοὺ δὴ νεομηνία αὔριον, καὶ ἐγὼ καθίσας οὐ καθήσομαι φαγεῖν, καὶ ἐξαποστελεῖς με, καὶ κρυβήσομαι ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ ἕως δείλης.

6 καὶ ἐὰν ἐπισκεπτόμενος ἐπισκέψηταί με ὁ πατὴρ σου, καὶ ἐρεῖς· παραιτούμενος παρῃτήσατο ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ Δαυὶδ δραμεῖν ἕως εἰς Βηθλεὲμ τὴν πόλιν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι θυσία τῶν ἡμερῶν ἐκεῖ ὅλῃ τῇ φυλῇ.

7 ἐὰν τάδε εἴπῃ· ἀγαθῶς, εἰρήνη τῷ δούλῳ σου· καὶ ἐὰν σκληρῶς ἀποκριθῇ σοι, γνῶθι ὅτι συντετέλεσται ἡ κακία παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

8 καὶ ποιήσεις ἔλεος μετὰ τοῦ δούλου σου, ὅτι εἰσήγαγες εἰς διαθήκην Κυρίου τὸν δοῦλόν σου μετὰ σεαυτοῦ· καὶ εἰ ἔστιν ἀδικία ἐν τῷ δούλῳ σου, θανάτωσόν με σύ, καὶ ἕως τοῦ πατρός σου ἱνατί οὕτως εἰσάγεις με;

9 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν· μηδαμῶς σοι, ὅτι ἐὰν γινώσκων γνῶ ὅτι συντετέλεσται ἡ κακία παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐλθεῖν ἐπὶ σέ, καὶ ἐὰν μὴ ᾖ εἰς τὰς πόλεις σου, ἐγὼ ἀπαγγελῶ σοι.

10 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν· τίς ἀπαγγείλῃ μοι, ἐὰν ἀποκριθῇ ὁ πατήρ σου σκληρῶς;

11 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν πρὸς Δαυίδ· πορεύου καὶ μένε εἰς ἀγρόν. καὶ ἐκπορεύονται ἀμφότεροι εἰς ἀγρόν.

12 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν πρὸς Δαυίδ· Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ εἶδεν, ὅτι ἀνακρινῶ τὸν πατέρα μου ὡς ἂν ὁ καιρὸς τρισσῶς, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀγαθὸν ᾖ περὶ Δαυίδ, καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποστείλω πρός σε εἰς ἀγρόν·

 

13 τάδε ποιήσαι ὁ Θεὸς τῷ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ τάδε προσθείη, ὅτι ἀνοίσω τὰ κακὰ ἐπὶ σὲ καὶ ἀποκαλύψω τὸ ὠτίον σου καὶ ἐξαποστελῶ σε καὶ ἀπελεύσῃ εἰς εἰρήνην· καὶ ἔσται Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ, καθὼς ἦν μετὰ τοῦ πατρός μου.

14 καὶ ἐὰν μὲν ἔτι μου ζῶντος καὶ ποιήσεις ἔλεος μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἐὰν θανάτῳ ἀποθάνω,

15 οὐκ ἐξαρεῖς ἔλεός σου ἀπὸ τοῦ οἴκου μου ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος· καὶ εἰ μή, ἐν τῷ ἐξαίρειν Κύριον τοὺς ἐχθροὺς Δαυὶδ ἕκαστον ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου τῆς γῆς εὑρεθῆναι τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἀπὸ τοῦ οἴκου Δαυίδ, καὶ ἐκζητῆσαι Κύριος ἐχθροὺς τοῦ Δαυίδ.

17 καὶ προσέθετο ἔτι ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὀμόσαι τῷ Δαυίδ, ὅτι ἠγάπησε ψυχὴν ἀγαπῶντος αὐτόν.

18 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν· αὔριον νεομηνία, καὶ ἐπισκεπήσῃ, ὅτι ἐπισκεπήσεται καθέδρα σου.

 

19 καὶ τρισσεύσεις καὶ ἐπισκέψῃ καὶ ἥξεις εἰς τὸν τόπον σου, οὗ κρυβῇς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ ἐργασίμῃ, καὶ καθήσῃ παρὰ τὸ ἐργὰβ ἐκεῖνο.

 

20 καὶ ἐγὼ τρισσεύσω ταῖς σχίζαις ἀκοντίζων, ἐκπέμπων εἰς τὴν ἀματταρί.

21 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀποστέλλω τὸ παιδάριον λέγων· δεῦρο εὑρέ μοι τὴν σχίζαν·

22 ἐὰν εἴπω λέγων τῷ παιδαρίῳ· ὧδε ἡ σχίζα ἀπὸ σοῦ καὶ ὧδε, λάβε αὐτήν, παραγίνου, ὅτι εἰρήνη σοι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι λόγος, ζῇ Κύριος· ἐὰν τάδε εἴπω τῷ νεανίσκῳ· ὧδε ἡ σχίζα ἀπὸ σοῦ καὶ ἐπέκεινα, πορεύου ὅτι ἐξαπέσταλκέ σε Κύριος.

 

23 καὶ τὸ ρῆμα ὃ ἐλαλήσαμεν ἐγὼ καὶ σύ, ἰδοὺ Κύριος μάρτυς ἀνὰ μέσον ἐμοῦ καὶ σοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

24 Καὶ κρύπτεται Δαυὶδ ἐν ἀγρῷ, καὶ παραγίνεται ὁ μήν, καὶ ἔρχεται ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ τὴν τράπεζαν τοῦ φαγεῖν.

25 καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐπὶ τὴν καθέδραν αὐτοῦ ὡς ἅπαξ καὶ ἅπαξ, ἐπὶ τῆς καθέδρας παρὰ τοῖχον, καὶ προέφθασε τὸν ᾿Ιωνάθαν, καὶ ἐκάθισεν ᾿Αβεννὴρ ἐκ πλαγίων Σαούλ, καὶ ἐπεσκέπη ὁ τόπος Δαυίδ.

26 καὶ οὐκ ἐλάλησε Σαοὺλ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, ὅτι εἴρηκε· σύμπτωμα φαίνεται μὴ καθαρὸς εἶναι, ὅτι οὐ κεκαθάρισται.

27 καὶ ἐγενήθη τῇ ἐπαύριον τοῦ μηνὸς τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ δευτέρᾳ καὶ ἐπεσκέπη ὁ τόπος τοῦ Δαυίδ, καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ· τί ὅτι οὐ παραγέγονεν ὁ υἱὸς ᾿Ιεσσαὶ καὶ ἐχθὲς καὶ σήμερον ἐπὶ τὴν τράπεζαν;

28 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ᾿Ιωνάθαν τῷ Σαοὺλ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· παρῄτηται παρ᾿ ἐμοῦ Δαυὶδ ἕως εἰς Βηθλεὲμ τὴν πόλιν αὐτοῦ πορευθῆναι.

29 καὶ εἶπεν· ἐξαπόστειλον δή με, ὅτι θυσία τῆς φυλῆς ἡμῖν ἐν τῇ πόλει, καὶ ἐνετείλαντο πρός με οἱ ἀδελφοί μου, καὶ νῦν εἰ εὕρηκα χάριν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου, διαβήσομαι δὴ καὶ ὄψομαι τοὺς ἀδελφούς μου· διὰ τοῦτο οὐ παραγέγονεν ἐπὶ τὴν τράπεζαν τοῦ βασιλέως.

30 καὶ ἐθυμώθη ὀργῇ Σαοὺλ ἐπὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν σφόδρα καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· υἱὲ κορασίων αὐτομολούντων, οὐ γὰρ οἶδα ὅτι μέτοχος εἶ σὺ τῷ υἱῷ ᾿Ιεσσαὶ εἰς αἰσχύνην σου καὶ εἰς αἰσχύνην ἀποκαλύψεως μητρός σου;

31 ὅτι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ἃς ὁ υἱὸς ᾿Ιεσσαὶ ζῇ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, οὐχ ἑτοιμασθήσεται ἡ βασιλεία σου· νῦν οὖν ἀποστείλας λάβε τὸν νεανίαν, ὅτι υἱὸς θανάτου οὗτος.

32 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ᾿Ιωνάθαν τῷ Σαούλ· ἱνατί ἀποθνήσκει; τί πεποίηκε;

33 καὶ ἐπῇρε Σαοὺλ τὸ δόρυ ἐπὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν τοῦ θανατῶσαι αὐτόν. καὶ ἔγνω ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὅτι συντετέλεσται ἡ κακία αὕτη παρὰ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ θανατῶσαι τὸν Δαυίδ,

34 καὶ ἀνεπήδησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἀπὸ τῆς τραπέζης ἐν ὀργῇ θυμοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἔφαγεν ἐν τῇ δευτέρᾳ τοῦ μηνὸς ἄρτον, ὅτι ἐθραύσθη ἐπὶ τὸν Δαυίδ, ὅτι συνετέλεσεν ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ.

35 Καὶ ἐγενήθη πρωΐ καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν εἰς ἀγρόν, καθὼς ἐτάξατο εἰς τὸ μαρτύριον Δαυίδ, καὶ παιδάριον μικρὸν μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

36 καὶ εἶπε τῷ παιδαρίῳ· δράμε, εὑρέ μοι τὰς σχίζας, ἐν αἷς ἐγὼ ἀκοντίζω. καὶ τὸ παιδάριον ἔδραμε, καὶ αὐτὸς ἠκόντιζε τῇ σχίζῃ καὶ παρήγαγεν αὐτήν.

37 καὶ ἦλθε τὸ παιδάριον ἕως τοῦ τόπου τῆς σχίζης, οὗ ἠκόντιζεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν, καὶ ἀνεβόησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὀπίσω τοῦ νεανίου καὶ εἶπεν· ἐκεῖ ἡ σχίζα ἀπὸ σοῦ καὶ ἐπέκεινα·

38 καὶ ἀνεβόησεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν ὀπίσω τοῦ παιδαρίου αὐτοῦ λέγων· ταχύνας σπεῦσον καὶ μὴ στῇς. καὶ ἀνέλεξε τὸ παιδάριον ᾿Ιωνάθαν τὰς σχίζας καὶ ἤνεγκε τὰς σχίζας πρὸς τὸν κύριον αὐτοῦ.

39 καὶ τὸ παιδάριον οὐκ ἔγνω οὐθέν, πάρεξ ᾿Ιωνάθαν καὶ Δαυὶδ ἔγνωσαν τὸ ρῆμα.

40 καὶ ᾿Ιωνάθαν ἔδωκε τὰ σκεύη αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸ παιδάριον αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπε τῷ παιδαρίῳ αὐτοῦ· πορεύου, εἴσελθε εἰς τὴν πόλιν.

41 καὶ ὡς εἰσῆλθε τὸ παιδάριον, καὶ Δαυὶδ ἀνέστη ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐργὰβ καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ τρίς, καὶ κατεφίλησεν ἕκαστος τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔκλαυσεν ἕκαστος τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ ἕως συντελείας μεγάλης.

42 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωνάθαν τῷ Δαυίδ· πορεύου εἰς εἰρήνην, καὶ ὡς ὀμωμόκαμεν ἡμεῖς ἀμφότεροι ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου λέγοντες· Κύριος ἔσται μάρτυς ἀνὰ μέσον ἐμοῦ καί σοῦ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ σπέρματός μου καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ σπέρματός σου ἕως αἰῶνος.


 


 

 

 

    

 

    

       

1 KINGS


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And it came to pass about a month after this, that Naas the Ammanite went up, and encamped against Jabis Galaad: and all the men of Jabis said to Naas the Ammanite, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

2 Naas the Ammanite said to them, On these terms will I make a covenant with you, that I should put out all your right eyes, and I will lay a reproach upon Israel.

3 And the men of Jabis say to him, Allow us seven days, and we will send messengers into all the coasts of Israel: if there should be no one to deliver us, we will come out to you.

4 And the messengers came to Gabaa to Saul, and they speak the words into the ears of the people; and all the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

5 And, behold, Saul came after the early morning out of the field: and Saul said, Why does the people week? and they tell him the words of the men of Jabis.

6 And the Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled against them.

7 And he took two cows, and cut them in pieces, and sent them into all the coasts of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, Whoso comes not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall they do to his oxen: and a transport from the Lord came upon the people of Israel, and they came out to battle as one man.

 

8 And he reviews them at Bezec in Bama, every man of Israel six hundred thousand, and the men of Juda seventy thousand.

9 And he said to the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say to the men of Jabis, To-morrow ye shall have deliverance when the sun is hot; and the messengers came to the city, and told the men of Jabis, and they rejoiced.

10 And the men of Jabis said to Naas the Ammanite, To-morrow we will come forth to you, and ye shall do to us what seems good in your sight.

11 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Saul divided the people into three companies, and they go into the midst of the camp in the morning watch, and they smote the children of Ammon until the day was hot; at it came to pass that those who were left were scattered, and there were not left among them two together.

12 And the people said to Samuel, Who has said that Saul shall not reign over us? Give up the men, and we will put them to death.

13 And Saul said, No man shall die this day, for to-day the Lord has wrought deliverance in Israel.

 

14 And Samuel spoke to the people, saying, Let us go to Galgala, and there renew the kingdom.

 

15 And all the people went to Galgala, and Samuel anointed Saul there to be king before the Lord in Galgala, and there he offered meat-offerings and peace-offerings before the Lord: and Samuel and all Israel rejoiced exceedingly.


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And Samuel said to all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened to your voice in all things that ye have said to me, and I have set a king over you.

2 And now, behold, the king goes before you; and I am grown old and shall rest; and, behold, my sons are among you; and, behold, I have gone about before you from my youth to this day.

3 Behold, here am I, answer against me before the Lord and before his anointed: whose calf have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom of you have I oppressed? or from whose hand have I taken a bribe, even to a sandal? bear witness against me, and I will make restitution to you.

4 And they said to Samuel, Thou hast not injured us, and thou hast not oppressed us; and thou hast not afflicted us, and thou hast not taken anything from any oneís hand.

5 And Samuel said to the people, The Lord is witness among you, and his anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found anything in my hand: and they said, He is witness.

6 And Samuel spoke to the people, saying, The Lord who appointed Moses and Aaron is witness, who brought our fathers up out of Egypt.

7 And now stand still, and I will judge you before the Lord; and I will relate to you all the righteousness of the Lord, the things which he has wrought among you and your fathers.

8 When Jacob and his sons went into Egypt, and Egypt humbled them, then our fathers cried to the Lord, and the Lord sent Moses and Aaron; and they brought our fathers out of Egypt, and he made them to dwell in this place.

 

9 And they forgot the Lord their God, and he sold them into the hands of Sisara captain of the host of Jabis king of Asor, and into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the king of Moab; and he fought with them.

10 And they cried to the Lord, and said, We have sinned, for we have forsaken the Lord, and have served Baalim and the groves: and now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.

 

11 And he sent Jerobaal, and Barac, and Jephthae, and Samuel, and rescued us out of the hand of our enemies round about, and ye dwelt in security.

 

12 And ye saw that Naas king of the children of Ammon came against you, and ye said, Nay, none but a king shall reign over us; whereas the Lord our God is our king.

13 And now behold the king whom ye have chosen; and behold, the Lord has set a king over you.

14 If ye should fear the Lord, and serve him, and hearken to his voice, and not resist the mouth of the Lord, and ye and your king that reigns over you should follow the Lord, well.

15 But if ye should not hearken to the voice of the Lord, and ye should resist the mouth of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be upon you and upon your king.

16 And now stand still, and see this great thing, which the Lord will do before your eyes.

17 Is it not wheat-harvest to-day? I will call upon the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain; and know ye and see, that your wickedness is great which ye have wrought before the Lord, having asked for yourselves a king.

18 And Samuel called upon the Lord, and the Lord sent thunders and rain in that day; and all the people feared greatly the Lord and Samuel.

 

19 And all the people said to Samuel, Pray for thy servants to the Lord thy God, and let us not die; for we have added to all our sins this iniquity, in asking for us a king.

 

20 And Samuel said to the people, Fear not: ye have indeed wrought all this iniquity; only turn not from following the Lord, and serve the Lord with all your heart.

21 And turn not aside after the gods that are nothing, who will do nothing, and will not deliver you, because they are nothing.

22 For the Lord will not cast off his people for his great nameís sake, because the Lord graciously took you to himself for a people.

23 And far be it from me to sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will serve the Lord, and shew you the good and the right way.

 

24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth and with all your heart, for ye see what great things he has wrought with you.

25 But if ye continue to do evil, then shall ye and your king be consumed.


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And Saul chooses for himself three thousand men of the men of Israel: and there were with Saul two thousand who were in Machmas, and in mount Baethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gabaa of Benjamin: and he sent the rest of the people every man to his tent.

3 And Jonathan smote Nasib the Philistine that dwelt in the hill; and the Philistines hear of it, and Saul sounds the trumpet through all the land, saying, The servants have despised us.

4 And all Israel heard say, Saul has smitten Nasib the Philistine; now Israel had been put to shame before the Philistines; and the children of Israel went up after Saul in Galgala.

 

5 And the Philistines gather together to war with Israel; and then come up against Israel thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand by the seashore for multitude: and they come up, and encamp in Machmas, opposite Baethoron southward.

6 And the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait so that they could not draw nigh, and the people hid themselves in caves, and sheepfolds, and rocks, and ditches, and pits.

7 And they that went over went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Galaad: and Saul was yet in Galgala, and all the people followed after him in amazement.

8 And he continued seven days for the appointed testimony, as Samuel told him, and Samuel came not to Galgala, and his people were dispersed from him.

9 And Saul said, Bring hither victims, that I may offer whole-burnt-offerings and peace-offerings: and he offered the whole-burnt-offering.

10 And it came to pass when he had finished offering the whole-burnt-offering, that Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to meet him, and to bless him.

 

11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? and Saul said, Because I saw how the people were scattered from me, and thou was not present as thou purposedst according to the set time of the days, and the Philistines were gathered to Machmas.

12 Then I said, Now will the Philistines come down to me to Galgala, and I have not sought the face of the Lord: so I forced myself and offered the whole-burnt-offering.

13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly; for thou hast not kept my command, which the Lord commanded thee, as now the Lord would have confirmed thy kingdom over Israel for ever.

14 But now thy kingdom shall not stand to thee, and the Lord shall seek for himself a man after his own heart; and the Lord shall appoint him to be a ruler over his people, because thou hast not kept all that the Lord commanded thee.

15 And Samuel arose, and departed from Galgala, and the remnant of the people went after Saul to meet him after the men of war, when they had come out of Galgala to Gabaa of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people that were found with him, about six hundred men.

 

16 And Saul and Jonathan his son, and the people that were found with them, halted in Gabaa, of Benjamin; and they wept: and the Philistines had encamped in Machmas.

17 And men came forth to destroy out of the land of the Philistines in three companies; one company turning by the way of Gophera toward the land of Sogal,

18 and another company turning the way of Baethoron, and another company turning by the way of Gabae that turns aside to Gai of Sabim.

19 And there was not found a smith in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make themselves sword or spear.

20 And all Israel went down to the Land of the Philistines to forge every one his reaping-hook and his tool, and every one his axe and his sickle.

 

21 And it was near the time of vintage: and their tools were valued at three shekels for a plough-share, and there was the same rate for the axe and the sickle.

22 And it came to pass in the days of the war of Machmas, that there was not a sword or spear found in the hand of all the people, that were with Saul and Jonathan; but with Saul and Jonathan his son was there found.

23 And there went out some from the camp of the Philistines to the place beyond Machmas.


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And when a certain day arrived, Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man that bore his armour, Come, and let us go over to Messab of the Philistines that is on the other side yonder; but he told not his father.

2 And Saul sat on the top of the hill under the pomegranate tree that is in Magdon, and there were with him about six hundred men.

3 And Achia son of Achitob, the brother of Jochabed the son of Phinees, the son of Heli, was the priest of God in Selom wearing an ephod: and the people knew not that Jonathan was gone.

4 And in the midst of the passage whereby Jonathan sought to pass over to the encampment of the Philistines, there was both a sharp rock on this side, and a sharp rock on the other side: the name of the one was Bases, and the name of the other Senna.

5 The one way was northward to one coming to Machmas, and the other way was southward to one coming to Gabae.

6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armour, Come, let us go over to Messab of these uncircumcised, if peradventure the Lord may do something for us; for the Lord is not straitened to save by many or by few.

7 And his armour-bearer said to him, Do all that thine heart inclines toward: behold, I am with thee, my heart is as thy heart.

8 And Jonathan said, Behold, we will go over to the men, and will come down suddenly upon them.

 

9 If they should say thus to us, Stand aloof there until we shall send you word; then we will stand still by ourselves, and will not go up against them.

10 But if they should say thus to us, Come up to us; then will we go up, for the Lord has delivered them into our hands; this shall be a sign to us.

11 And they both went in to Messab of the Philistines; and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of their Caves, where they had hidden themselves.

12 And the men of Messab answered Jonathan and his armour-bearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will shew you a thing: and Jonathan said to his armour-bearer, Come up after me, for the Lord has delivered them into the hands of Israel.

 

13 And Jonathan went up on his hands and feet, and his armour-bearer with him; and they looked on the face of Jonathan, and he smote them, and his armour-bearer did smite them after him.

 

14 And the first slaughter which Jonathan and his armour-bearer effected was twenty men, with darts and slings, and pebbles of the field.

 

15 And there was dismay in the camp, and in the field; and all the people in Messab, and the spoilers were amazed; and they would not act, and the land was terror-struck, and there was dismay from the lord.

16 And the watchmen of Saul beheld in Gabaa of Benjamin, and, behold, the army was thrown into confusion on every side.

17 And Saul said to the people with him, Number yourselves now, and see who has gone out from you: and they numbered themselves, and behold, Jonathan and his armour-bearer were not found.

18 And Saul said to Achia, Bring the ephod; for he wore the ephod in that day before Israel.

 

19 And it came to pass while Saul was speaking to the priest, that the sound in the camp of the Philistines continued to increase greatly; and Saul said to the priest, Withdraw thy hands.

20 And Saul went up and all the people that were with him, and they come to the battle: and, behold, every manís sword was against his neighbour, a very great confusion.

21 And the servants who had been before with the Philistines, who had gone up to the army, turned themselves also to be with the Israelites who were with Saul and Jonathan.

22 And all the Israelites who were hidden in mount Ephraim heard also that the Philistines fled; and they also gather themselves after them to battle:

 

23 and the Lord saved Israel in that day; and the war passed through Bamoth; and all the people with Saul were about ten thousand men. And the battle extended itself to every city in the mount Ephraim.

 

24 And Saul committed a great trespass of ignorance in that day, and he lays a curse on the people, saying, Cursed is the man who shall eat bread before the evening; so I will avenge myself on my enemy: and none of the people tasted bread, though all the land was dining.

25 And Jaal was a wood abounding in swarms of bees on the face of the ground.

26 And the people went into the place of the bees, and, behold, they continued speaking; and, behold, there was none that put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath of the Lord.

27 And Jonathan had not heard when his father adjured the people; and he reached forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, an dipped it into the honeycomb, and returned his hand to his mouth, and his eyes recovered their sight.

 

28 And one of the people answered and said, Thy father solemnly adjured the people, saying, Cursed is the man who shall eat bread to-day. And the people were very faint,

29 and Jonathan knew it, and said, My father has destroyed the land: see how my eyes have received sight now that I have tasted a little of this honey.

30 Surely if the people had this day eaten freely of the spoils of their enemies which they found, the slaughter among the Philistines would have been greater.

31 And on that day he smote some of the Philistines in Machmas; and the people were very weary.

 

32 And the people turned to the spoil; and the people took flocks, and herds, and calves, and slew them on the ground, and the people ate with the blood.

 

33 And it was reported to Saul, saying, The people have sinned against the Lord, eating with the blood: and Saul said, Out of Getthaim roll a great stone to me hither.

34 And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and tell them to bring hither every one his calf, and every one his sheep: and let them slay it on this stone and sin not against the Lord in eating with the blood: and the people brought each one that which was in his hand, and they slew them there.

 

35 And Saul built an altar there to the Lord: this was the first altar that Saul built to the Lord.

 

36 And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines this night, and let us plunder among them till the day break, and let us not leave a man among them. And they said, Do all that is good in thy sight: and the priest said, let us draw nigh hither to God.

 

37 And Saul enquired of God, If I go down after the Philistines, wilt thou deliver them into the hands of Israel? And he answered him not in that day.

 

38 And Saul said, Bring hither all the chiefs of Israel, and know and see by whom this sin has been committed this day.

39 For as the Lord lives who has saved Israel, if answer should be against my son Jonathan, he shall surely die. And there was no one that answered out of all the people.

40 And he said to all the men of Israel, Ye shall be under subjection, and I an Jonathan my son will be under subjection: and the people said to Saul, Do that which is good in thy sight.

41 And Saul said, O Lord God of Israel, why hast thou not answered thy servant this day? is the iniquity in me, or in Jonathan my son? Lord God of Israel, give clear manifestations; and if the lot should declare this, give, I pray thee, to thy people of Israel, give, I pray, holiness. And Jonathan and Saul are taken, and the people escaped.

42 And Saul said, Cast lots between me and my son Jonathan: whomsoever the Lord shall cause to be taken by lot, let him die: and the people said to Saul, This thing is not to be done: and Saul prevailed against the people, and they cast lots between him and Jonathan his son, and Jonathan is taken by lot.

 

43 And Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done: and Jonathan told him, and said, I did indeed taste a little honey, with the end of my staff that was in my hand, and, lo! I am to die.

 

44 And Saul said to him, God do so to me, and more also, thou shalt surely die to-day.

45 And the people said to Saul, Shall he that has wrought this great salvation in Israel be put to death this day? As the Lord lives, there shall not fall to the ground one of the hairs of his head; for the people of God have wrought successfully this day. And the people prayed for Jonathan in that day, and he died not.

46 And Saul went up from following the Philistines; and the Philistines departed to their place.

 

47 And Saul received the kingdom, by lot he inherits the office of ruling over Israel: and he fought against all his enemies round about, against Moab, and against the children of Ammon, and against the children of Edom, and against Baethaeor, and against the king of Suba, and against the Philistines: whithersoever he turned, he was victorious.

48 And he wrought valiantly, and smote Amalec, and rescued Israel out of the hand of them that trampled on him.

49 And the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Jessiu, and Melchisa: and these were the names of his two daughters, the name of the first-born Merob, and the name of the second Melchol.

50 And the name of his wife was Achinoom, the daughter of Achimaa: and the name of his captain of the host was Abenner, the son of Ner, son of a kinsman of Saul.

51 And Kis was the father of Saul, and Ner, the father of Abenezer, was son of Jamin, son of Abiel.

52 And the war was vehement against the Philistines all the days of Saul; and when Saul saw any mighty man, and any valiant man, then he took them to himself.


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And Samuel said to Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee king over Israel: and now hear the voice of the Lord.

2 Thus said the Lord of hosts, Now will I take vengeance for what Amalec did to Israel, when he met him in the way as he came up out of Egypt.

3 And now go, and thou shalt smite Amalec and Hierim and all that belongs to him, and thou shalt not save anything of him alive, but thou shalt utterly destroy him: and thou shalt devote him and all his to destruction, and thou shalt spare nothing belonging to him; and thou shalt slay both man and woman, and infant and suckling, and calf and sheep, and camel and ass.

4 And Saul summoned the people, and he numbered them in Galgala, four hundred thousand regular troops, and Juda thirty thousand regular troops.

 

5 And Saul came to the cities of Amalec, and laid wait in the valley.

6 And Saul said to the Kinite, Go, and depart out of the midst of the Amalekites, lest I put thee with them; for thou dealedst mercifully with the children of Israel when they went up out of Egypt. So the Kinite departed from the midst of Amalec.

 

7 And Saul smote Amalec from Evilat to Sur fronting Egypt.

8 And he took Agag the king of Amalec alive, and he slew all the people and Hierim with the edge of the sword.

9 And Saul and all the people saved Agag alive, and the best of the flocks, and of the herds, and of the fruits, of the vineyards, and of all the good things; and they would not destroy them: but every worthless and refuse thing they destroyed.

 

10 And the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying,

 

11 I have repented that I have made Saul to be king: for he has turned back from following me, and has not kept my word. And Samuel was grieved, and cried to the Lord all night.

12 And Samuel rose early and went to meet Israel in the morning, and it was told Saul, saying, Samuel has come to Carmel, and he has raised up help for himself: and he turned his chariot, and came down to Galgala to Saul; and, behold, he was offering up a whole-burnt-offering to the Lord, the chief of the spoils which he brought out of Amalec.

13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said to him, Blessed art thou of the Lord: I have performed all that the Lord said.

14 And Samuel said, What then is the bleating of this flock in my ears, and the sound of the oxen which I hear?

15 And Saul said, I have brought them out of Amalec, that which the people preserved, even the best of the sheep, and of the cattle, that it might be sacrificed to the Lord thy God, and the rest have I utterly destroyed.

16 And Samuel said to Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord has said to me this night: and he said to him, Say on.

17 And Samuel said to Saul, Art thou not little in his eyes, though a leader of one of the tribes of Israel? and yet the Lord anointed thee to be king over Israel.

 

18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said to thee, Go, and utterly destroy: thou shalt slay the sinners against me, even the Amalekites; and thou shalt war against them until thou have consumed them.

19 And why didst not thou hearken to the voice of the Lord, but didst haste to fasten upon the spoils, and didst that which was evil in the sight of the Lord?

20 And Saul said to Samuel, Because I listened to the voice of the people: yet I went the way by which the Lord sent me, and I brought Agag the king of Amalec, and I destroyed Amalec.

21 But the people took of the spoils the best flocks and herds out of that which was destroyed, to sacrifice before the Lord our God in Galgal.

22 And Samuel said, Does the Lord take pleasure in whole-burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in hearing the words of the Lord? behold, obedience is better than a good sacrifice, and hearkening than the fat of rams.

23 For sin is as divination; idols bring on pain and grief. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord also shall reject thee from being king over Israel.

24 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned, in that I have transgressed the word of the Lord and thy direction; for I feared the people, and I hearkened to their voice.

25 And now remove, I pray thee, my sin, and turn back with me, and I will worship the Lord thy God.

 

26 And Samuel said to Saul, I will not turn back with thee, for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord will reject thee from being king over Israel.

 

27 And Samuel turned his face to depart, and Saul caught hold of the skirt of his garment, and tore it.

 

28 And Samuel said to him, The Lord has rent thy kingdom from Israel out of thy hand this day, and will give it to thy neighbour who is better than thou.

 

29 And Israel shall be divided to two: and God will not turn nor repent, for he is not as a man to repent.

 

30 And Saul said, I have sinned; yet honour me, I pray thee, before the elders of Israel, and before my people; and turn back with me, and I will worship the Lord thy God.

31 So Samuel turned back after Saul, and he worshipped the Lord.

32 And Samuel said, Bring me Agag the king of Amalec: and Agag came to him trembling; and Agag said Is death thus bitter?

 

33 And Samuel said to Agag, As thy sword has bereaved women of their children, so shall thy mother be made childless among women: and Samuel slew Agag before the Lord in Galgal.

 

34 And Samuel departed to Armathaim, and Saul went up to his house at Gabaa.

35 And Samuel did not see Saul again till the day of his death, for Samuel mourned after Saul, and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

 

 
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And the Lord said to Samuel, How long dost thou mourn for Saul, whereas I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill thy horn with oil, and come, I will send thee to Jessae, to Bethleem; for I have seen among his sons a king for me.

 

2 And Samuel said, How can I go? whereas Saul will hear of it, and slay me: and the Lord said, Take a heifer in thine hand and thou shall say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord.

3 And thou shalt call Jessae to the sacrifice, and I will make known to thee what thou shalt do; and thou shalt anoint him whom I shall mention to thee.

4 And Samuel did all that the Lord told him; and he came to Bethleem: and the elders of the city were amazed at meeting him, and said, Dost thou come peaceably, thou Seer?

5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice to the Lord. Sanctify yourselves, and rejoice with me this day: and he sanctified Jessae and his sons, and he called them to the sacrifice.

6 And it came to pass when they came in, that he saw Eliab, and said, Surely the Lordís anointed is before him.

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance, nor on his stature, for I have rejected him; for God sees not as man looks; for man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.

 

 

8 And Jessae called Aminadab, and he passed before Samuel: and he said, Neither has God chosen this one.

 

9 And Jessae caused Sama to pass by: and he said, Neither has God chosen this one.

10 And Jessae caused his seven sons to pass before Samuel: and Samuel said, the Lord has not chosen these.

11 And Samuel said to Jessae, Hast thou no more sons? And Jessae said, There is yet a little one; behold, he tends the flock. And Samuel said to Jessae, Send and fetch him for we may not sit down till he comes.

 

12 And he sent and fetched him: and he was ruddy, with beauty of eyes, and very goodly to behold. And the Lord said to Samuel, Arise, and anoint David, for he is good.

 

13 And Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward: and Samuel arose, and departed to Armathaim.

 

14 And the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him.

15 And Saulís servants said to him, Behold now, and evil spirit from the Lord torments thee.

16 Let now thy servants speak before thee, and let them seek for our lord a man skilled to play on the harp; and it shall come to pass when an evil spirit comes upon thee and he shall play on his harp, that thou shalt be well, and he shall refresh thee.

17 And Saul said to his servants, Look now out for me a skillful player, and bring him to me.

 

18 And one of his servants answered and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jessae the Bethleemite, and he understands playing on the harp, and the man is prudent, and a warrior, and wise in speech, and the man is handsome, and the Lord is with him.

19 And Saul sent messengers to Jessae, saying, Send to me thy son David who is with thy flock.

 

20 And Jessae took a homer of bread, and a bottle of wine, and one kid of the goats, and sent them by the hand of his son David to Saul.

21 And David went in to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.

22 And Saul sent to Jessae, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me, for he has found grace in my eyes.

23 And it came to pass when the evil spirit was upon Saul, that David took his harp, and played with his hand: and Saul was refreshed, and it was well with him, and the evil spirit departed from him.

 

 
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And the Philistines gather their armies to battle, and gather themselves to Socchoth of Judaea, and encamp between Socchoth and Azeca Ephermen.

 

2 And Saul and the men of Israel gather together, and they encamp in the valley, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

 

3 And the Philistines stand on the mountain on one side, and Israel stands on the mountain on the other side, and the valley was between them.

4 And there went forth a mighty man out of the army of the Philistines, Goliath, by name, out of Geth, his height was four cubits and a span.

5 And he had a helmet upon his head, and he wore a breastplate of chain armour; and the weight of his breastplate was five thousand shekels of brass and iron.

6 And greaves of grass were upon his legs, and a brazen target was between his shoulders.

7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaverís beam, and the spearís head was formed of six hundred shekels of iron; and his armour-bearer went before him.

8 And he stood and cried to the army of Israel, and said to them, Why are ye come forth to set yourselves in battle array against us? Am not I a Philistine, and ye He brews of Saul? Choose for yourselves a man, and let him come down to me.

9 And if he shall be able to fight against me, and shall smite me, then will we be your servants: but if I should prevail and smite him, ye shall be our servants, and serve us.

10 And the Philistine said, Behold, I have defied the armies of Israel this very day: give me a man, and we will both of us fight in single combat.

11 And Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, and they were dismayed, and greatly terrified.

12 Now David was the son of the man of Ephratha: he was from Bethlehem Judah, and his name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.

13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went, and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and the second Abinadab, and the third Shammah.

 

14 And David was the youngest: and the three eldest
followed Saul.

15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his fatherís sheep in Bethlehem.

 

16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

17 And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;

 

18 and carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of the oak, fighting with the Philistines.

 

20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.

22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

 

23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up a man, the champion, Goliath by name out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.

 

24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

 

25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his fatherís house free in
Israel.

26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

 

27And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

 

28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab was angry with David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? And with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the wickedness of thine heart; for thou art come down to see the battle.

 

29 And David said, What have I now done? is there not a cause?

30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.

31And the words were heard which David spake, and they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

 
32 And David said to Saul, Let not, I pray thee, the heart of my lord be dejected within him: thy servant will go, and fight with this Philistine.

 

33 And Saul said to David, Thou wilt not in anywise be able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for thou art a mere youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

34 And David said to Saul, Thy servant was tending the flock for his father; and when a lion came and a she-bear, and took a sheep out of the flock,

 

35 then I went forth after him, and smote him, and drew the spoil out of his mouth: and as he rose up against me, then I caught hold of his throat, and smote him, and slew him.

36 Thy servant smote both the lion and the bear, and the uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them: shall I not go and smite him, and remove this day a reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised one, who has defied the army of the living God?

 

37 The Lord who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this uncircumcised Philistine. And Saul said to David, Go, and the Lord shall be with thee.

38 And Saul clothed David with a military coat, and put his brazen helmet on his head.

39 And he girt David with his sword over his coat: and he made trial walking with them once and again: and David said to Saul, I shall not be able to go with these, for I have not proved them: so they remove them from him.

40 And he took his staff in his hand, and he chose for himself five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the shepherdís scrip which he had for his store, and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine.

 

41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him, and the Philistine looked on.
42 And Goliath saw David, and despised him; for he was a lad, and ruddy, with a fair countenance.

 

43 And the Philistine said to David, Am I as a dog, that thou comest against me with a staff and stones? and David said, Nay, but worse than a dog. And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

 

44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh to the birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth.

45 And David said to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with sword, and with spear, and with shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord God of hosts of the army of Israel, which thou hast defied this day.

 

46 And the Lord shall deliver thee this day into my hand; and I will slay thee, and take away thy head from off thee, and will give thy limbs and the limbs of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky, and to the wild beasts of the earth; and all the earth shall know that there is a God in Israel.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord delivers not by sword or spear, for the battle is the Lordís, and the Lord will deliver you into our hands.

 

48 And the Philistine arose and went to meet David.

 

49 And David stretched out his hand to his scrip, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine on his forehead, and the stone penetrated through the helmet into his forehead, and he fell upon his face to the ground.

 

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

 
51 And David ran, and stood upon him, and took his sword, and slew him, and cut off his head: and the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, and they fled.

 

52 And the men of Israel and Juda arose, and shouted and pursued them as far as the entrance to Geth, and as far as the gate of Ascalon: and the slain men of the Philistines fell in the way of the gates, both to Geth, and to Accaron.

53 And the men of Israel returned from pursuing after the Philistines, and they destroyed their camp.

 

54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

55And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistines, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

 

56 And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is.

57 And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistines, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

 

58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? and David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.


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And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more to his fatherís house.

 

3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

 

5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saulís servants.
 

6 And there came out women in dances to meet David out of all the cities of Israel, with timbrels, and with rejoicing, and with cymbals.

7 And the women began the strain, and said, Saul has smitten his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

 

8 And it seemed evil in the eyes of Saul concerning this matter, and he said, To David they have given ten thousands, and to me they have given thousands.

 

9And Saul eyed David from that day and onward.

 

10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that an evil spirit from God fell upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of his house: and David played on the harp with his hand, according to his daily custom: and Saulís javelin was in his hand.

11 And Saul took his javelin, and said, I will smite David even to the wall. But David avoided out of his presence twice.
12 And Saul was alarmed on account of David.

13 And he removed him from him, and made him a captain of a thousand for himself; and he went out and came in before the people.

 

14 And David was prudent in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.

15 And Saul saw that he was very wise, and he was afraid of him.

16 And all Israel and Juda loved David, because he came in and went out before the people.

17 And Saul said unto David, Behold my elder daughter Merob, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou a mighty man to me, and fight the Lordís wars. And Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but the hand of the Philistines shall be upon him.

 

18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is the life of my family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?

 

19 But it came to pass at the time when Merob Saulís daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Israel the Meholathite to wife.

20 And Melchol the daughter of Saul loved David; and it was told Saul, and the thing was pleasing in his eyes.

21 And Saul said, I will give her to him, and she shall be a stumbling-block to him. Now the hand of the Philistines was against Saul.

22 And Saul charged his servants, saying, Speak ye privately to David, saying, Behold, the king delights in thee, and all his servants love thee, and do thou becomes the kingís son-in-law.

 

23 And the servants of Saul spoke these words in the ears of David; and David said, Is it a light thing in your eyes to become son-in-law to the king? Whereas I am an humble man, an not honourable?

24 And the servants of Saul reported to him according to these words, which David spoke.

25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye speak to David, The king wants no gift but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to avenge himself on the kings enemies. Now Saul thought to cast him into the hands of the Philistines.

26 And the servants of Saul report these words to David, and David was well pleased to become the son-in-law to the king.

27 And David arose, and went, he and his men, and smote among the Philistines a hundred men: and he brought their foreskins, and he becomes the kingís son-in-law, and Saul gives him Melchol his daughter to wife.

 

28 And Saul saw that the Lord was with David, and that all Israel loved him.

29 And he was yet more afraid of David.


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And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, to slay David.

 

2 And Jonathan, Saulís son, loved David much: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul seeks to kill thee: take heed to thyself therefore to-morrow morning, and hide thyself, and dwell in secret.

3 And I will go forth, and stand near my father in the field where thou shalt be, and I will speak concerning thee to my father; and I will see what his answer may be, and I will tell thee.

4 And Jonathan spoke favorably concerning David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against thy servant David, for he has not sinned against thee, and his deeds are very good.

 

5 And he put his life in his hand, and smote the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great deliverance; and all Israel saw, and rejoined: why then dost thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

6 And Saul hearkened to the voice of Jonathan; and Saul swore, saying, As the Lord lives, he shall not die.

7 And Jonathan called David, and told him all these words; and Jonathan brought David in to Saul, and he was before him as in former times.

 

8 And there was again war against Saul; and David did valiantly, and fought against the Philistines, and smote them with a very great slaughter, and they fled from before him.

9 And an evil spirit from God was upon Saul, and he was resting in his house, and a spear was in his hand, and David was playing on the harp with his hands.

10 And Saul sought to smite David with the spear; and David withdrew suddenly from the presence of Saul; and he drove the spear into the wall; and David retreated and escaped.

11 And it came to pass in that night, that Saul sent messengers to the house of David to watch him, in order to slay him in the morning; and Melchol Davidís wife told him, saying, Unless thou save thy life this night, to-morrow thou shalt be slain.

 

12 So Melchol lets David down by the window, and he departed, and fled, and escaped.

13 And Melchol took images, and laid them on the bed, and she put the liver of a goat by his head, and covered them with clothes.

14 And Saul sent messengers to take David; and they say that he is sick.

15 And he sends to David, saying, Bring him to me on the bed, that I may slay him.

 

16 And the messengers come, and, behold, the images were on the bed, and the goatís liver at his head.

 

17 And Saul said to Melchol, Why hast thou thus deceived me, and suffered my enemy to depart, and he has escaped? and Melchol said to Saul, He said, let me go, and if not, I will slay thee.

18 So David fled, and escaped, and comes to Samuel to Armathaim, and tells him all that Saul had done to him: and Samuel and David went, and dwelt in Navath in Rama.

 

19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is in Navath in Rama.

20 And Saul sent messengers to take David, and they saw the assembly of the prophets, and Samuel stood as appointed over them; and the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they prophesy.

 

21 And it was told Saul, and he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied: and Saul sent again a third set of messengers, and they also prophesied.

 

22 And Saul was very angry, and went himself also to Armathaim, and he comes as far as the well of the threshing floor that is in Sephi; and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And they said, Behold, in Navath in Rama.

23 And he went thence to Navath in Rama: and there came the Spirit of God upon him also, and he went on prophesying till he came to Navath in Rama.

 

24 And he took off his clothes, and prophesied before them; and lay down naked all that day and all that night: therefore they said, Is Saul also among the prophets?


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And David fled from Navath in Rama, and comes into the presence of Jonathan; and he said, What have I done, and what is my fault, and wherein have I sinned before thy father, that he seeks my life?

2 And Jonathan said to him, Far be it from thee: thou shalt not die: behold, my father will not do any thing great or small without discovering it to me; and why should my father hide this matter from me? This thing is not so.

3 And David answered Jonathan, and said, Thy father knows surely that I have found grace in thy sight, and he said, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he refuse his consent: but as the Lord lives and thy soul lives, as I said, the space is filled up between me and death.

 

4 And Jonathan said to David, What does thy soul desire, and what shall I do for thee.

5 And David said to Jonathan, Behold, to-morrow is the new moon, and I shall not on any account sit down to eat, but thou shalt let me go, and I will hide in the plain till the evening.

6 And if thy father do in anywise enquire for me, then shalt thou say, David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethleem his city, for there is there, a yearly sacrifice for all the family.

7 If he shall say thus, Well, óall is safe for thy servant: but if he shall answer harshly to thee, know that evil is determined by him.

8 And thou shalt deal mercifully with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the Lord with thyself: and if there is iniquity in thy servant, slay me thyself; but why dost thou thus bring me to thy father?

9 And Jonathan said, That be far from thee: for if I surely know that evil is determined by my father to come upon thee, although it should not be against thy cities, I will tell thee.

10 And David said to Jonathan, Who can tell me if thy father should answer roughly?

11 And Jonathan said to David, Go, and abide in the field. And they went out both into the field.

 

12 And Jonathan said to David, the Lord God of Israel knows that I will sound my father as I have an opportunity, three several times, and, behold, if good should be determined concerning David, and I do not send to thee to the field,

13 God do so to Jonathan and more also: as I shall also report the evil to thee, and make it known to thee, and I will let thee go; and thou shalt depart in peace, and the Lord shall be with thee, as he was with my father.

 

14 And if indeed I continue to live, then shalt thou deal mercifully with me; and if I indeed die,

15 16 thou shalt not withdraw thy mercy from my house for ever: and if thou doest not, when the Lord cuts off the enemies of David each from the face of the earth, should it happen that the name of Jonathan be discovered by the house of David, then let the Lord seek out the enemies of David.

17 And Jonathan swore yet again to David, because he loved the soul of him that loved him.

18 And Jonathan said, To-morrow is the new moon, and thou wilt be enquired for, because thy seat will be observed as vacant.

19 And thou shalt stay three days, and watch an opportunity, and shalt come to thy place where thou mayest hide thyself in the day of thy business, and thou shalt wait by that ergab.

20 And I will shoot three arrows, aiming them at a mark.

21 And behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go find me the arrow.

22 If I should expressly say to the lad, The arrow is here, and on this side of thee, take it; then come, for it is well with thee, and there is no reason for fear, as the Lord lives: but if I should say thus to the young man, The arrow is on that side of thee, and beyond; go, for the Lord hath sent thee away.

23 And as for the word which thou and I have spoken, behold, the Lord is witness between me and thee for ever.

24 So David hides himself in the field, and the new month arrives, and the king comes to the table to eat.

 

25 And he sat upon his seat as in former times, even on his seat by the wall, and he went before Jonathan; and Abenner sat on one side of Saul, and the place of David was empty.

26 And Saul said nothing on that day, for he said, It seems to have fallen out that he is not clean, because he has not purified himself.

27 And it came to pass on the morrow, on the second day of the month, that the place of David was empty; and Saul said to Jonathan his son, Why has not the son of Jessae attended both yesterday and today at the table?

28 And Jonathan answered Saul, and said to him, David asked leave of me to go as far as Bethleem his city;

29 and he said, Let me go, I pray thee, for we have a family sacrifice in the city, and my brethren have sent for me; and now, if I have found grace in thine eyes, I will even go over and see my brethren: therefore he is not present at the table of the king.

 

30 And Saul was exceedingly angry with Jonathan, and said to him, Thou son of traitorous damsels! for do I not know that thou art an accomplice with the son of Jessae to thy same, and to the shame of thy motherís nakedness?

31 For so long as the son of Jessae lives upon the earth, thy kingdom shall not be established: now then send and take the young man, for he shall surely die.

 

32 And Jonathan answered Saul, Why is he to die? What has he done?

33 And Saul lifted up his spear against Jonathan to slay him: so Jonathan knew that this evil was determined on by his father to slay David.

 

34 And Jonathan sprang up from the table in great anger, and did not eat bread on the second day of the month, for he grieved bitterly for David, because his father determined on mischief against him.

35 And morning came, and Jonathan went out to the field, as he appointed to do for a signal to David, and a little boy was with him.

36 And he said to the boy, Run, find me the arrows which I shoot: and the boy ran, and Jonathan shot an arrow, and sent it beyond him.

 

37 And the boy came to the place where the arrow was which Jonathan shot; and Jonathan cried out after the lad, and said, The arrow is on that side of thee and beyond thee.

38 And Jonathan cried out after his boy, saying, Make all speed, and stay not. And Jonathanís boy gathered up the arrows, and brought the arrows to his master.

 

39 And the boy knew nothing, only Jonathan and David knew.

40 And Jonathan gave his weapons to his boy, and said to his boy, Go, enter into the city.

 

41 And when the lad went in, then David arose from the argab, and fell upon his face, and did obeisance to him three times, and they kissed each other, and wept for each other, for a great while.

 

42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, and as we have both sworn in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord shall be witness between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for everóeven so let it be.

 


 

 

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