1Sham 1:1 And there was a certain man of Ramathiym Tsuphiym, of the mountains of Aphariym, and his name was Alqanah son of Yaracham, son of Aliyhua, son of Thachu, son of Tsuph, an Aphrathiy.
1Sham 1:2 And he had two wives, the name of one was Chanah, and the name of the other Phananah. And Phananah had children, but Chanah had no children.
1Sham 1:3 Now this man went up from his city year by year to worship and to slaughter to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts in Shalah. And the two sons of Aliy, Chaphniy and Phanchas, the priests of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, were there.
1Sham 1:4 And when the day came for Alqanah to make an offering, he gave portions to Phananah his wife and to all her sons and daughters,
1Sham 1:5 but, although he loved Chanah, he gave only one portion to Chanah, because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had shut up her womb.
1Sham 1:6 Moreover, her rival also provoked her greatly, to make her irritable, because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had shut up her womb.
1Sham 1:7 And so he did, year by year. Whenever she went up to the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, she was provoked, so that she wept and did not eat.
1Sham 1:8 And her husband Alqanah said to her, “Chanah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
1Sham 1:9 And Chanah rose up after eating and drinking in Shalah, while Aliy the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the Hikal of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 1:10 And she was bitter in life, and prayed to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and wept greatly.
1Sham 1:11 And she made a vow and said, “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts, if You would indeed look on the affliction of your female servant and remember me, and not forget your female servant, but shall give your female servant a male child, then I shall give him to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 all the days of his life, and let no razor come upon his head.”
1Sham 1:12 And it came to be, as she kept on praying before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that Aliy was watching her mouth.
1Sham 1:13 And Chanah spoke in her heart, only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. So Aliy thought she was drunk.
1Sham 1:14 Then Aliy said to her, “How long are you going to be drunk? Put your wine away from you!”
1Sham 1:15 And Chanah answered and said, “No, my master, I am a woman pained in spirit. And I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my being before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 1:16 “Do not take your female servant for a daughter of Baliy'aul, for it is out of my great concern and provocation that I have spoken until now.”
1Sham 1:17 And Aliy answered and said, “Go in peace, and the Alahiym of Yashara'Al give you your petition which you have asked of Him.”
1Sham 1:18 And she said, “Let your female servant find favor in your eyes.” And the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no more sad.
1Sham 1:19 And they rose up early in the morning and worshipped before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Alqanah knew Chanah his wife, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 remembered her.
1Sham 1:20 And it came to be at the turn of days, that Chanah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Shamu'Al, “Because I have asked 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 for him.”
1Sham 1:21 And the man Alqanah and all his house went up to offer to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the yearly slaughtering and his vow.
1Sham 1:22 But Chanah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “When the child is weaned, then I shall take him. And he shall appear before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and remain forever there.”
1Sham 1:23 And her husband Alqanah said to her, “Do what is good in your eyes. Remain until you have weaned him. Only let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 establish His word.” And the woman remained and nursed her son until she had weaned him.
1Sham 1:24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bulls, and one aiphah of flour, and a skin of wine, and brought him to the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in Shalu. And the child was young.
1Sham 1:25 And they slaughtered a bull, and brought the child to Aliy.
1Sham 1:26 And she said, “O my master! As your being lives, my master, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 1:27 “I prayed for this youth, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has granted me what I asked of Him.
1Sham 1:28 “So I have also loaned him to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. All the days that he lives he shall be loaned to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” And he worshipped there before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 2:1 And Chanah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, my horn has been high in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. My mouth is opened wide over my enemies, for I have rejoiced in Your deliverance.
1Sham 2:2 “There is no one set-apart like 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, for there is no one besides You, and there is no rock like our Alahiym.
1Sham 2:3 “Do not multiply words so proudly, proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is an Al of knowledge, and by Him deeds are weighed.
1Sham 2:4 “Bows of the mighty are broken, and those who stumble shall be girded with strength.
1Sham 2:5 “The satisfied have hired themselves out for bread, and the hungry have ceased. Even the barren has borne seven, and she who has many children pines away.
1Sham 2:6 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 puts to death and makes alive, He brings down to the grave and raises up.
1Sham 2:7 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 makes poor and makes rich, He brings low and lifts up.
1Sham 2:8 “He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the dunghill, to sit with princes, and make them inherit a throne of esteem. For the supports of the earth belong to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and He has set the world upon them.
1Sham 2:9 “He guards the feet of His kind ones, but the wrong are silent in darkness, for man does not become mighty by power.
1Sham 2:10 “Those who oppose 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 are shattered, from the shamiym He thunders against them. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 judges the ends of the earth, and gives strength to His sovereign, and exalts the horn of His anointed.”
1Sham 2:11 And Alqanah went to his house at Ramathah. But the youth served 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 before Aliy the priest.
1Sham 2:12 And the sons of Aliy were sons of Baliy'aul – they did not know 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 2:13 And the ruling of the priests with the people was that when any man offered a slaughtering, the priest’s servant shall come with a three-pronged flesh-hook in his hand while the meat was cooking,
1Sham 2:14 and shall thrust it into the basin, or kettle, or cauldron, or pot. And the priest would take for himself all that the flesh-hook brought up. Thus they did in Shalah to all the Yashara'Aliy who came there.
1Sham 2:15 Also, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who slaughtered, “Give meat for roasting to the priest, for he does not accept cooked meat from you, but raw.”
1Sham 2:16 And if the man said to him, “Let the fat be burned up first, then take as much as your being desires,” he would then answer him, “No, but give it to me now. And if not, I shall take it by strength.”
1Sham 2:17 And the sin of the young men was very great before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, for the men despised the offering of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 2:18 But Shamu'Al was attending before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 – a youth, wearing a linen shoulder garment.
1Sham 2:19 And his mother would make him a little robe, and bring it to him year by year when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly slaughtering.
1Sham 2:20 And Aliy blessed Alqanah and his wife, and said, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 give you offspring from this woman for the one she prayed for and gave to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” Then they would go to their own home.
1Sham 2:21 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 visited Chanah, so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters, while the young Shamu'Al grew before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 2:22 And Aliy was very old, and had heard all that his sons were doing to all Yashara'Al, and how they lay with the women who were assembling at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
1Sham 2:23 And he said to them, “Why do you do deeds like these? For I hear of your evil deeds from all the people.
1Sham 2:24 “No, my sons! For it is not a good report that I hear: making the people of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 transgress.
1Sham 2:25 “If one man sins against another, Alahiym shall judge him. But if a man sins against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who shall pray for him?” But they did not listen to the voice of their father, though 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was pleased to put them to death.
1Sham 2:26 And the young Shamu'Al was growing in stature, and was in favor with 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and also with men.
1Sham 2:27 And a man of Alahiym came to Aliy and said to him, “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘Did I not clearly reveal Myself to the house of your father when they were in Matsriym in Pharauh’s house,
1Sham 2:28 even to choose him out of all the tribes of Yashara'Al to be My priest, to offer upon My altar, to burn incense, and to wear a shoulder garment before Me? And did I not give to the house of your father all the offerings of the children of Yashara'Al made by fire?
1Sham 2:29 ‘Why do you kick at My slaughtering and My offering which I have commanded in My Dwelling Place, and esteem your sons above Me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Yashara'Al My people?’
1Sham 2:30 “Therefore 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al declares, ‘I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever.’ But now 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 declares, ‘Far be it from Me, for those who highly esteem Me I highly esteem, and those who despise Me are lightly esteemed.
1Sham 2:31 ‘See, the days are coming that I shall cut off your arm and the arm of your father’s house, so that an old man shall not be found in your house.
1Sham 2:32 ‘And you shall see an enemy in My Dwelling Place, despite all the good which Alahiym does for Yashara'Al, and there shall not be an old man in your house forever.
1Sham 2:33 ‘But any of your men whom I do not cut off from My altar is to consume your eyes and grieve your life, and all the increase of your house die as men.
1Sham 2:34 ‘And this is the sign to you that comes upon your two sons, upon Chaphniy and Phinachas: in one day they are going to die, both of them.
1Sham 2:35 ‘And I shall raise up for Myself a trustworthy priest who does according to what is in My heart and in My being. And I shall build him a steadfast house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever.
1Sham 2:36 ‘And it shall be that everyone who is left in your house shall come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a cake of bread, and say, “Please, put me in one of the priestly positions to eat a piece of bread.” ’ ”
1Sham 3:1 And the young Shamu'Al was serving 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 before Aliy. And the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was rare in those days – no vision breaking forth.
1Sham 3:2 And it came to be in that day, that Aliy was lying down in his place. And his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he was unable to see,
1Sham 3:3 And the lamp of Alahiym had not gone out in the Hikal of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 where the ark of Alahiym was, and Shamu'Al was lying down to sleep.
1Sham 3:4 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 called Shamu'Al, and he answered, “Here I am!”
1Sham 3:5 He then ran to Aliy and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call – lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
1Sham 3:6 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 again called, “Shamu'Al!” And Shamu'Al arose and went to Aliy, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he answered, “My son, I did not call – lie down again.”
1Sham 3:7 Now Shamu'Al did not yet know 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was not yet revealed to him.
1Sham 3:8 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 called Shamu'Al again the third time, and he arose and went to Aliy, and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.” Then Aliy understood that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had called the youth.
1Sham 3:9 So Aliy said to Shamu'Al, “Go, lie down. And it shall be, if He calls you, say, ‘Speak, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, for Your servant hears.’ ” And Shamu'Al went and lay down in his place.
1Sham 3:10 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came and stood and called as at other times, “Shamu'Al! Shamu'Al!” And Shamu'Al answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”
1Sham 3:11 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Shamu'Al, “See, I am doing a matter in Yashara'Al at which both ears of everyone who hears it shall tingle.
1Sham 3:12 “In that day I shall confirm against Aliy all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end.
1Sham 3:13 “For I have declared to him that I am judging his house forever for the crookedness which he knows, because his sons cursed Alahiym, and he did not rebuke them.
1Sham 3:14 “And therefore I have sworn to the house of Aliy that the crookedness of the house of Ali shall never be atoned for, by slaughtering or grain offering.”
1Sham 3:15 And Shamu'Al lay down until morning, and opened the doors of the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And Shamu'Al was afraid to report the vision to Aliy.
1Sham 3:16 Then Aliy called Shamu'Al and said, “Shamu'Al, my son!” And he answered, “Here I am.”
1Sham 3:17 And he said, “What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. Alahiym do so to you, and more also, if you hide a word from me of all the words that He spoke to you.”
1Sham 3:18 And Shamu'Al reported to him all the words, and hid none from him. And he said, “It is 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Let Him do what is good in His eyes.”
1Sham 3:19 And Shamu'Al grew up, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with him and did not let any of his words fall to the ground.
1Sham 3:20 And all Yashara'Al from Dan to Bar Shabau knew that Shamu'Al had been established as a prophet of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 3:21 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 continued to appear in Shalah, because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 revealed Himself to Shamu'Al in Shalu by the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 4:1 Thus the word of Shamu'Al was to all Yashara'Al. And Yashara'Al went out to battle against the Phalashthiym, and encamped beside Aban Ha'auzar, while the Phalashthiym encamped in Aphaq.
1Sham 4:2 And the Phalashthiym put themselves in battle array against Yashara'Al. And when the battle spread, Yashara'Al was smitten by the Phalashthiym, who killed about four thousand men of the army in the field.
1Sham 4:3 And when the people came into the camp, the elders of Yashara'Al said, “Why has 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 smitten us today before the Phalashthiym? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 from Shalah to us, so that He comes into our midst and save us from the hand of our enemies.”
1Sham 4:4 And the people sent to Shalah, and they brought from there the ark of the covenant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts, dwelling between the karabiym. And the two sons of Aliy, Chaphniy and Phinachas, were there with the ark of the covenant of Alahiym.
1Sham 4:5 And when the ark of the covenant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came into the camp, all Yashara'Al shouted so loudly that the earth shook.
1Sham 4:6 And when the Phalashthiym heard the noise of the shout, they said, “What is the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews?” And when they knew that the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had come into the camp,
1Sham 4:7 the Phalashthiym were afraid, for they said, “Alahiym has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For it has never been like this before.
1Sham 4:8 “Woe to us! Who shall deliver us from the hand of these mighty Alahiym? These are the Alahiym who smote the Matsriym with all the plagues in the wilderness.
1Sham 4:9 “Be strong and be men, you Phalashthiym, that you do not become servants of the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Be men, and fight!”
1Sham 4:10 And the Phalashthiym fought, and Yashara'Al was smitten, and every man fled to his tent. And the slaughter was very great, and there fell of Yashara'Al thirty thousand foot soldiers.
1Sham 4:11 And the ark of Alahiym was captured, and the two sons of Aliy died, Chaphniy and Phinachas.
1Sham 4:12 And a man of Banyaman ran from the battle line the same day, and came to Shalah with his garments torn and dirt on his head.
1Sham 4:13 And he came in and saw Aliy, sitting on a seat by the wayside watching, for his heart trembled for the ark of Alahiym. And the man came into the city and reported it, and all the city cried out.
1Sham 4:14 And Aliy heard the noise of the outcry and said, “What is the noise of this uproar?” And the man came hastily and informed Aliy.
1Sham 4:15 Now Aliy was ninety-eight years old and his eyes were so dim that he was unable to see.
1Sham 4:16 And the man said to Aliy, “I am he who came from the battle. And I fled today from the battle line.” And he said, “What was the matter, my son?”
1Sham 4:17 And the messenger answered and said, “Yashara'Al has fled before the Phalashthiym, and there has been a great slaughter among the people. And your two sons have died, Chaphniy and Phinachas, and the ark of Alahiym has been captured.”
1Sham 4:18 And it came to be, when he made mention of the ark of Alahiym, that Ali fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate. And his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy. And he ruled Yashara'Al forty years.
1Sham 4:19 And his daughter-in-law, Phinachas’ wife, was pregnant, about to bear. And when she heard the news that the ark of Alahiym was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and gave birth, because her pains came upon her.
1Sham 4:20 And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer, nor did she set her heart to it.
1Sham 4:21 And she called the child Aikabud, saying, “The esteem has departed from Yashara'Al!” because the ark of Alahiym was taken and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
1Sham 4:22 And she said, “The esteem has departed from Yashara'Al, for the ark of Alahiym was taken.”
1Sham 5:1 And the Phalashthiym took the ark of Alahiym and brought it from Aban Ha'auzar to Ashdudah,
1Sham 5:2 and the Phalashthiym took the ark of Alahiym and brought it into the house of Dagun and set it by Dagun.
1Sham 5:3 And the Ashdudiym rose early in the morning and saw Dagun fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. So they took Dagun and put it in its place again.
1Sham 5:4 And they arose early the next morning and saw Dagun fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and the head of Dagun and both the palms of its hands cut off, on the threshold, only Dagun itself was left of it.
1Sham 5:5 That is why, to this day, the priests of Dagun and all who come into Dagun’s house do not tread on the threshold of Dagun in Ashdud.
1Sham 5:6 But the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was heavy on the Ashdudiym, and He wasted them and smote them with tumours – Ashdud and its borders.
1Sham 5:7 And when the men of Ashdud saw this, they said, “Let not the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al remain with us, for His hand has been hard on us, and on Dagun our mighty one.”
1Sham 5:8 Then they sent and gathered to them all the princes of the Phalashthiym, and said, “What do we do with the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al?” And they answered, “Let the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al be removed to Gath.” And they removed the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al.
1Sham 5:9 And it came to be, after they removed it, that the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was against the city with a very great destruction. And He smote the men of the city, from the least to the greatest, and tumours broke out on them.
1Sham 5:10 They then sent the ark of Alahiym to Auqrun. And it came to be, as the ark of Alahiym came to Auqrun, that the Auqruniym cried out, saying, “They have removed the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al to us, to kill us and our people!”
1Sham 5:11 And they sent and gathered together all the princes of the Phalashthiym, and said, “Send away the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al, and let it return to its own place, so that it does not kill us and our people.” For there had come a deadly destruction throughout all the city – the hand of Alahiym was very heavy there.
1Sham 5:12 And the men who did not die were smitten with tumours, and the cry of the city went up to the shamiym.
1Sham 6:1 And the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was in the field of the Phalashthiym for seven months.
1Sham 6:2 And the Phalashthiym called for the priests and the qasmiym, saying, “What do we do with the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ? Let us know with what we should send it to its place.”
1Sham 6:3 And they said, “If you send away the ark of the Alahiym of Yashara'Al, do not send it empty, but you shall certainly return it to Him with a guilt offering. Then you are going to be healed, and it shall be known to you why His hand does not turn aside from you.”
1Sham 6:4 And they said, “What is the guilt offering which we return to Him?” And they answered, “The number of the princes of the Phalashthiym: five golden tumours and five golden rats. For the same plague was on all of you and on your princes.
1Sham 6:5 “And you shall make images of your tumours and images of your rats that ruin the land, and you shall give esteem to the Alahiym of Yashara'Al. It could be that He does lift His hand from you, from your mighty ones, and from your land.
1Sham 6:6 “And why do you harden your hearts as the Matsriym and Pharauh hardened their hearts? When He had severely dealt with them, did they not send them away, and they went?
1Sham 6:7 “And now, take and make a new wagon, and two milk cows which have never been yoked, and hitch the cows to the wagon. And take their calves home, away from them.
1Sham 6:8 “And take the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and put it on the wagon. And put the objects of gold which you are returning to Him as a guilt offering in a chest by its side, and send it away, and it shall go.
1Sham 6:9 “And you shall see, if it goes up the way to its own border, to Biyth Shamash, then He has done us this great evil. But if not, then we shall know that His hand has not come against us – an accident it was to us.”
1Sham 6:10 And the men did so and took two milk cows and hitched them to the wagon, and shut up their calves at home.
1Sham 6:11 And they put the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 on the wagon, and the chest with the gold rats and the images of their tumours.
1Sham 6:12 And the cows went straight for the way to Biyth Shamash, and went along the highway, bellowing as they went, and did not turn aside, right or left. And the princes of the Phalashthiym went after them to the border of Biyth Shamash.
1Sham 6:13 And they of Biyth Shamash were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley. And they lifted their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see it.
1Sham 6:14 And the wagon came into the field of Yahusha of Biyth Shamash and stood there, and there was a great stone. So they split the wood of the wagon and offered the cows as a burnt offering to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 6:15 And the Luiym took down the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and the chest that was with it, in which were the objects of gold, and put them on the great stone. And the men of Biyth Shamash slaughtered burnt offerings and made offerings the same day to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 6:16 And when the five princes of the Phalashthiym saw it, they returned to Auqrun the same day.
1Sham 6:17 And these are the gold tumours which the Phalashthiym returned as a guilt offering to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 : one for Ashdud, one for Auzah, one for Ashqalun, one for Gath, one for Auqrun,
1Sham 6:18 and the gold rats, by the number of all the cities of the Phalashthiym belonging to the five princes, both walled cities and country villages, even as far as the great meadow on which they placed the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, remain to this day in the field of Yahusha of Biyth Shamash.
1Sham 6:19 And He smote among the men of Biyth Shamash, for they had looked into the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. He smote among the people seventy men, and the people mourned because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 smote among the people, a great smiting.
1Sham 6:20 And the men of Biyth Shamash said, “Who is able to stand before this set-apart 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym? And to whom shall He go from us?”
1Sham 6:21 And they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Qariyth Ya'auriym, saying, “The Phalashthiym have brought back the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Come down, take it up to you.”
1Sham 7:1 And the men of Qariyth Ya'auriym came and took the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and brought it into the house of Abiynadab on the hill, and set apart Al'auzar his son to guard the ark of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 7:2 And it came to be, from the day that the ark remained in Qariyth Ya'auriym, that the time increased, it came to be twenty years. And all the house of Yashara'Al lamented after 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 7:3 And Shamu'Al spoke to all the house of Yashara'Al, saying, “If you return to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 with all your hearts, then put away the foreign mighty ones and Aushtharuth from among you, and prepare your hearts for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and serve Him only, so that He delivers you from the hand of the Phalashthiym.”
1Sham 7:4 And the children of Yashara'Al put away the Ba'auliym and Aushtharath, and served 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 only.
1Sham 7:5 And Shamu'Al said, “Gather all Yashara'Al to Matsphathah and let me pray to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 for you.”
1Sham 7:6 And they gathered to Matsphathah and drew water, and poured it out before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And they fasted that day, and said there, “We have sinned against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” And Shamu'Al rightly ruled the children of Yashara'Al at Matsphah.
1Sham 7:7 And when the Phalashthiym heard that the children of Yashara'Al had gathered together at Matsphathah, the princes of the Phalashthiym went up against Yashara'Al. And the children of Yashara'Al heard of it, and were afraid of the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 7:8 And the children of Yashara'Al said to Shamu'Al, “Do not cease to cry out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Alahiym for us, that He would save us from the hand of the Phalashthiym.”
1Sham 7:9 And Shamu'Al took a suckling lamb and offered it as a burnt offering, completely, to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And Shamu'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 for Yashara'Al, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 answered him.
1Sham 7:10 And it came to be, as Shamu'Al offered up the burnt offering, the Phalashthiym drew near to battle against Yashara'Al. But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 thundered with a great noise on that day on the Phalashthiym, and troubled them, and they were smitten before Yashara'Al.
1Sham 7:11 And the men of Yashara'Al went out from Matsphah and pursued the Phalashthiym, and drove them back as far as below Biyth Kar.
1Sham 7:12 And Shamu'Al took a stone and set it up between Matsphah and Shan, and called its name Aban Ha'auzar, saying, “Thus far 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has helped us.”
1Sham 7:13 Thus the Phalashthiym were humbled, and no longer came into the border of Yashara'Al. And the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was against the Phalashthiym all the days of Shamu'Al.
1Sham 7:14 And the cities which the Phalashthiym had taken from Yashara'Al were returned to Yashara'Al, from Auqrun to Gath. And Yashara'Al recovered its border from the hands of the Phalashthiym. And there was peace between Yashara'Al and the Amariy.
1Sham 7:15 And Shamu'Al rightly ruled Yashara'Al all the days of his life,
1Sham 7:16 and each year he made the rounds of Biyth Al, and Galgal, and Matsphah, and rightly ruled Yashara'Al in all those places.
1Sham 7:17 Then he returned to Ramathah, for his home was there. And there he rightly ruled Yashara'Al, and there he built an altar to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 8:1 And it came to be, when Shamu'Al was old, that he made his sons rulers over Yashara'Al.
1Sham 8:2 And the name of his first-born was Yahu'Al, and the name of his second, AbYahu, rulers in Bar Shabau.
1Sham 8:3 But his sons did not walk in his ways, and turned aside after own gain, and took bribes, and twisted right-ruling.
1Sham 8:4 And all the elders of Yashara'Al gathered together and came to Shamu'Al at Ramathah,
1Sham 8:5 and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint for us a sovereign to rule us like all the nations.”
1Sham 8:6 But the word was evil in the eyes of Shamu'Al when they said, “Give us a sovereign to rule us.” So Shamu'Al prayed to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 8:7 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Shamu'Al, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from reigning over them.
1Sham 8:8 “According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Matsriym, even to this day – forsaking Me and serving other mighty ones – so they are doing to you too.
1Sham 8:9 “And now, listen to their voice, but you shall certainly warn them, and shall make known to them the ruling of the sovereign who does reign over them.”
1Sham 8:10 And Shamu'Al spoke all the words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to the people who asked him for a sovereign,
1Sham 8:11 and said, “This is the ruling of the sovereign who does reign over you: He shall take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and they shall run before his chariots,
1Sham 8:12 and appoint commanders over his thousands and commanders over his fifties, or to plough his ground and reap his harvest, or to make his weapons, and equipment for his chariots.
1Sham 8:13 “And your daughters he is going to take to be perfumers, and cooks, and bakers.
1Sham 8:14 “And the best of your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive-trees he is going to take and give them to his servants.
1Sham 8:15 “And a tenth of your grain and your vintage he is going to take and give it to his officers and servants.
1Sham 8:16 “And your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys he is going to take and use for his own work.
1Sham 8:17 “A tenth of your sheep he is going to take, and you are to be his servants.
1Sham 8:18 “And you shall cry out in that day because of your sovereign whom you have chosen for yourselves, but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is not going to answer you in that day.”
1Sham 8:19 However, the people refused to listen to the voice of Shamu'Al, and said, “No, but let a sovereign be over us.
1Sham 8:20 Then we shall be, we also, like all the nations, and our sovereign shall rule us and go out before us and fight our battles.”
1Sham 8:21 And Shamu'Al heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the hearing of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 8:22 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Shamu'Al, “Listen to their voice, and make them a sovereign.” And Shamu'Al said to the men of Yashara'Al, “Each of you go to his city.”
1Sham 9:1 And there was a man of Banyamin whose name was Qish, son of Abiy'Al, son of Tsarur, son of Bakurath, son of Aphicha, a Yaminiy, a mighty man of power.
1Sham 9:2 And he had a son whose name was Sha’ul, young and handsome. And there was not a more handsome man than he among the children of Yashara'Al, taller than any of the people by the shoulders and upwards.
1Sham 9:3 And the donkeys of Qish, father of Sha’ul, were lost. And Qish said to his son Sha’ul, “Please take one of the servants with you, and arise, go seek the donkeys.”
1Sham 9:4 And he passed through the mountains of Aphariym and through the land of Shalash, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shauliym, but they were not. Then he passed through the land of the Yaminiy, but they did not find them.
1Sham 9:5 They came to the land of Tsuph, and Sha’ul said to his servant who was with him, “Come, let us turn back, lest my father stops thinking about the donkeys and become worried about us.”
1Sham 9:6 And he said to him, “See, there is in this city a man of Alahiym, and the man is esteemed. All that he says comes true, without fail. Now, let us go there. It could be that he shows us the way to go.”
1Sham 9:7 And Sha’ul said to his servant, “But look, if we go, what do we bring the man? For the bread in our bags is all gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of Alahiym. What do we have?”
1Sham 9:8 And the servant answered Sha’ul again and said, “Look, I have here at hand one fourth of a shaqal of silver. And I shall give that to the man of Alahiym, and he shall make known to us our way.”
1Sham 9:9 Formerly, in Yashara'Al, when a man went to inquire of Alahiym, he spoke thus, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for the prophet of today was formerly called a seer.
1Sham 9:10 And Sha’ul said to his servant, “Your word is good. Come, let us go.” And they went to the city where the man of Alahiym was.
1Sham 9:11 As they went up the hill to the city, they met some young women going out to draw water, and said to them, “Is the seer here?”
1Sham 9:12 And they answered them and said, “He is. Look, ahead of you. Hurry now, for he came to this city today, for the people have an offering on the high place today.
1Sham 9:13 “As you come into the city, you are going to find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. For the people do not eat until he comes, for he blesses the slaughtering, afterward they who are invited eat. And now, go up, for you should find him about this time.”
1Sham 9:14 And they went up to the city. They were coming into the midst of the city, and saw Shamu'Al coming out toward them to go up to the high place.
1Sham 9:15 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had revealed to Shamu'Al in his ear the day before Sha’ul came, saying,
1Sham 9:16 “At this time tomorrow I shall send you a man from the land of Banyaman, and you shall anoint him leader over My people Yashara'Al, and he shall save My people from the hand of the Phalashthiym. For I have seen My people, because their cry has come to me.”
1Sham 9:17 And when Shamu'Al saw Sha’ul, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “See, the man of whom I spoke to you. Let this one govern My people.”
1Sham 9:18 And Sha’ul drew near to Shamu'Al in the gate, and said, “Please inform me, where is the house of the seer?”
1Sham 9:19 And Shamu'Al answered Sha’ul and said, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today. And tomorrow I shall let you go and make known to you all that is in your heart.
1Sham 9:20 “As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your heart on them, for they have been found. And on whom is all the desire of Yashara'Al? Is it not on you and on all your father’s house?”
1Sham 9:21 And Sha’ul answered and said, “Am I not a Banyaminiy – of the smallest of the tribes of Yashara'Al, and my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Banyaman? Why then do you speak like this to me?”
1Sham 9:22 And Shamu'Al took Sha’ul and his servant and brought them into the hall, and gave to them a place at the head of those who were invited, and there were about thirty men.
1Sham 9:23 And Shamu'Al said to the cook, “Bring the portion which I gave you, of which I told you to set it aside.”
1Sham 9:24 And the cook brought out the thigh with its upper part and set it before Sha’ul. And Shamu'Al said, “See what was kept back. It was set aside for you. Eat, for it has been kept for you for this appointed time, saying, I have invited the people.” And Sha’ul ate with Shamu'Al on that day.
1Sham 9:25 And they came down from the high place into the city, and Shamu'Al spoke with Sha’ul on the roof.
1Sham 9:26 And they rose early. And it came to be about the dawning of the day that Shamu'Al called to Sha’ul on the roof, saying, “Rise, so that I send you on your way.” And Sha’ul rose, and both of them went outside, he and Shamu'Al.
1Sham 9:27 As they were walking toward the edge of the city, Shamu'Al said to Sha’ul, “Say to the servant to go on ahead of us.” And he went on. “But you stand here a moment, so that I let you hear the word of Alahiym.”
1Sham 10:1 And Shamu'Al took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said, “Is it not because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has anointed you leader over His inheritance?
1Sham 10:2 “When you leave me today, you shall find two men by Rachal’s tomb in the border of Banyaman at Tsaltsach, and they shall say to you, ‘The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. And see, your father has left the matters of the donkeys and is worrying about you, saying, “What shall I do for my son?” ’
1Sham 10:3 “And you shall pass on from there, and beyond, and shall come to the terebinth tree of Thabur. And three men going up to Alahiym at Biyth Al shall find you there, one bearing three young goats, another bearing three loaves of bread, and another bearing a skin of wine.
1Sham 10:4 “And they shall greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand.
1Sham 10:5 “After that go to the hill of Alahiym where the Phalashthiym watch-post is. And it shall be, when you have come there to the city, that you shall meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with a stringed instrument, and a tambourine, and a flute, and a lyre before them, and they are prophesying.
1Sham 10:6 “And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall come upon you, and you shall prophesy with them and be turned into another man.
1Sham 10:7 “And it shall be, when these signs come to you, do for yourself as your hand finds to do, for Alahiym is with you.
1Sham 10:8 “And you shall go down before me to Galgal. And see, I am coming down to you to slaughter burnt offerings and make peace offerings. Wait seven days, till I come to you, then I shall make known to you what you should do.”
1Sham 10:9 And it came to be, when he had turned his back to go from Shamu'Al, that Alahiym gave him another heart. And all those signs came on that day.
1Sham 10:10 And they came there to the hill and saw a group of prophets, to meet him. And the Spirit of Alahiym came upon him, and he prophesied in their midst.
1Sham 10:11 And it came to be, all who knew him formerly looked and saw that he prophesied among the prophets. So the people said to each other, “What is this that has come upon the son of Qish? Is Sha’ul also among the prophets?”
1Sham 10:12 And a man there answered and said, “And who is their father?” That is why it became a proverb, “Is Sha’ul also among the prophets?”
1Sham 10:13 And when he stopped prophesying, he went to the high place.
1Sham 10:14 And the uncle of Sha’ul asked him and his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To look for the donkeys. And when we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Shamu'Al.”
1Sham 10:15 And the uncle of Sha’ul said, “Please inform me what Shamu'Al said to you.”
1Sham 10:16 And Sha’ul said to his uncle, “He informed us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But he did not disclose to him about the matter of the reign, what Shamu'Al had said.
1Sham 10:17 And Shamu'Al called the people together to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 at Matsphah,
1Sham 10:18 and said to the children of Yashara'Al, “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the Alahiym of Yashara'Al, ‘I have brought Yashara'Al up out of Matsriym, and delivered you from the hand of the Matsriym and from the hand of all reigns and from those who oppressed you.’
1Sham 10:19 “And today you have rejected your Alahiym, who Himself saved you out of all your evils and your distresses. And you have said to Him, ‘No, but set a sovereign over us!’ And now, present yourselves before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by your tribes and by your clans.”
1Sham 10:20 And Shamu'Al brought near all the tribes of Yashara'Al, and the tribe of Banyaman was taken.
1Sham 10:21 Then he brought near the tribe of Banyaman, by their clans, and the clan of Matriy was taken, and Sha’ul son of Qish was taken. And when they sought him, he could not be found.
1Sham 10:22 And they asked again of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “Has the man come here yet?” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 answered, “See, he has hidden by the baggage.”
1Sham 10:23 And they ran and brought him from there. And he stood in the midst of the people, and he was taller than any of the people, from his shoulders and upwards.
1Sham 10:24 And Shamu'Al said to all the people, “Do you see him whom 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?” And all the people shouted and said, “Let the sovereign live!”
1Sham 10:25 And Shamu'Al declared to the people the rulings of the reign, and wrote it in a book and placed it before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And Shamu'Al sent all the people away, each to his house.
1Sham 10:26 And Sha’ul went to his house too, to Gab'authah. And with him went brave men whose hearts Alahiym had touched.
1Sham 10:27 But the sons of Baliy'aul said, “What! Does this one save us?” And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he kept silent.
1Sham 11:1 And Nachash the Aumuniy came up and camped against Yabiysh Gal'aud. And all the men of Yabiysh said to Nachash, “Make a covenant with us, and we shall serve you.”
1Sham 11:2 Then Nachash the Aumuniy answered them, “For this I make a covenant with you, that I dig out all your right eyes, and I shall bring reproach on all Yashara'Al.”
1Sham 11:3 And the elders of Yabiysh said to him, “Leave us alone for seven days, so that we send messengers to all the borders of Yashara'Al. And then, if there is no one to save us, we shall come out to you.”
1Sham 11:4 And the messengers came to Gab'auth of Sha’ul and spoke the words in the hearing of the people. And all the people lifted up their voices and wept.
1Sham 11:5 And look, Sha’ul was coming behind the herd from the field. And Sha’ul said, “Why are the people weeping?” And they related to him the words of the men of Yabiysh.
1Sham 11:6 And the Spirit of Alahiym came upon Sha’ul mightily as he heard these words, and his displeasure burned greatly.
1Sham 11:7 And he took a yoke of cattle and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the border of Yashara'Al by the hands of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not go out with Sha’ul and Shamu'Al to battle, let this be done to his cattle.” And the fear of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 fell on the people, and they came out as one man.
1Sham 11:8 And he mustered them in Bazaq, and the children of Yashara'Al were three hundred thousand, and the men of Yahudah thirty thousand.
1Sham 11:9 And they said to the messengers who came, “Say this to the men of Yabiysh Gal'aud, ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have help.’ ” Then the messengers came and informed the men of Yabiysh, and they rejoiced.
1Sham 11:10 So the men of Yabiysh said, “Tomorrow we come out to you, and you shall do to us whatever seems good to you.”
1Sham 11:11 And it came to be, on the next day, that Sha’ul put the people in three companies. And they came into the midst of the camp in the morning watch and smote Aumun until the heat of the day. And it came to be that those left were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.
1Sham 11:12 And the people said to Shamu'Al, “Who said, ‘Shall Sha’ul reign over us?’ Bring the men, so that we put them to death.”
1Sham 11:13 But Sha’ul said, “No man is put to death this day, for today 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has wrought deliverance in Yashara'Al.”
1Sham 11:14 And Shamu'Al said to the people, “Come, and let us go to Galgal and renew the reign there.”
1Sham 11:15 And all the people went to Galgal, and there they set up Sha’ul to reign before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in Galgal, and there they made slaughterings of peace offerings before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And there Sha’ul rejoiced, and all the men of Yashara'Al, very greatly.
1Sham 12:1 And Shamu'Al said to all Yashara'Al, “Look, I have listened to your voice in all that you said to me, and have set a sovereign over you.
1Sham 12:2 “And now, look, the sovereign is walking before you. And I am old and gray, and look, my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my youth to this day.
1Sham 12:3 “Look, here I am. Witness against me before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I oppressed? Whom have I abused, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? – then I restore it to you.”
1Sham 12:4 And they said, “You have not oppressed us or abused us, nor have you taken any bribe from anyone’s hand.”
1Sham 12:5 So he said to them, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is witness against you, and His anointed is witness today, that you have found naught in my hand.” And they answered, “He is witness.”
1Sham 12:6 And Shamu'Al said to the people, “It is 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who appointed Mashah and Aharan, and who brought your fathers up from the land of Matsriym.
1Sham 12:7 “And now, stand still, so that I judge you before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 concerning all the righteous acts of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 which He did to you and your fathers:
1Sham 12:8 “When Ya'auqab had come to Matsriym, and your fathers cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, then 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent Mashah and Aharan, who brought your fathers out of Matsriym and made them dwell in this place.
1Sham 12:9 “But they forgot 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Alahiym, so He sold them into the hand of Sisara, commander of the army of Chatsur, and into the hand of the Phalashthiym, and into the hand of the sovereign of Mu'ab. And they fought against them.
1Sham 12:10 “And they cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and said, ‘We have sinned, because we have forsaken 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and served the Ba'auliym and the Aushtharuth. And now, deliver us from the hand of our enemies, and we serve You.’
1Sham 12:11 “And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent YarBa'aul, and Badan, and Yaphathach, and Shamu'Al, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies round about, and you dwelt in safety.
1Sham 12:12 “And when you saw that Nachash sovereign of the children of Aumun came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but let a sovereign reign over us,’ when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym was your sovereign.
1Sham 12:13 “And now, here is the sovereign whom you have chosen and whom you have asked. And see, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has set a sovereign over you.
1Sham 12:14 “If you fear 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and shall serve Him and obey His voice, and not rebel against the command of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, then both you and the sovereign who reigns over you shall follow 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym.
1Sham 12:15 “But if you do not obey the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and shall rebel against the command of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, then the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall be against you, as it was against your fathers.
1Sham 12:16 “And now, stand and see this great matter which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does before your eyes:
1Sham 12:17 “Is today not the wheat harvest? Let me call to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, so that He sends thunder and rain – know then and see that your evil is great, which you have done in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, in asking for yourselves a sovereign.”
1Sham 12:18 And Shamu'Al called to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent thunder and rain that day. And all the people greatly feared 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and Shamu'Al.
1Sham 12:19 And all the people said to Shamu'Al, “Pray for your servants to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym, that we do not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil of asking for ourselves a sovereign.”
1Sham 12:20 And Shamu'Al said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this evil. Only, do not turn aside from following 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And you shall serve 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 with all your heart,
1Sham 12:21 and do not turn aside after worthless matters which do not profit or deliver, for they are worthless.
1Sham 12:22 “For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 would not cast away His people, for His great Name’s sake, seeing it has pleased 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to make you His people.
1Sham 12:23 “Also, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in ceasing to pray for you, but I shall teach you the good and straight way.
1Sham 12:24 “Only fear 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and you shall serve Him in truth with all your heart, for consider what marvels He has done for you.
1Sham 12:25 “But if you persist in doing evil, both you and your sovereign are consumed.”
1Sham 13:1 Sha’ul was ... years old when he began to reign. And when he had reigned two years over Yashara'Al,
1Sham 13:2 Sha’ul chose for himself three thousand men of Yashara'Al. And two thousand were with Sha’ul in Makmash and in the mountains of Biyth Al, and a thousand were with YahuNathan in Gab'auth of Banyamin. And the rest of the people he sent away, each to his tent.
1Sham 13:3 And YahuNathan smote the watch-post of the Phalashthiym that was in Gabau, and the Phalashthiym heard of it. And Sha’ul blew the shuphar throughout all the land, saying, “Let the Hebrews hear!”
1Sham 13:4 And all Yashara'Al heard the news that Sha’ul had smitten a watch-post of the Phalashthiym, and also that Yashara'Al had become a stench to the Phalashthiym. And the people were summoned to Sha’ul at Galgal.
1Sham 13:5 And the Phalashthiym gathered to fight Yashara'Al, thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, and people as numerous as the sand on the seashore. And they came up and encamped in Makmash, east of Biyth A'un.
1Sham 13:6 And the men of Yashara'Al saw that they were in trouble, for the people were distressed, and the people hid in caves, and in thorny bushes, and in rocks, and in holes, and in pits.
1Sham 13:7 And some Hebrews passed over the Yardan to the land of Gad and Gal'aud. But Sha’ul was still in Galgal, and all the people followed him, trembling.
1Sham 13:8 And he waited for seven days, according to the appointment with Shamu'Al. But Shamu'Al did not come to Galgal, and the people were scattered from him.
1Sham 13:9 And Sha’ul said, “Bring a burnt offering and peace offerings here to me.” And he offered the burnt offering.
1Sham 13:10 And it came to be, as he had finished offering the burnt offering, look, Shamu'Al came. And Sha’ul went out to meet him, to bless him.
1Sham 13:11 Then Shamu'Al said, “What have you done?” And Sha’ul said, “Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Phalashthiym gathered at Makmash,
1Sham 13:12 so I said, ‘The Phalashthiym are going to come down on me at Galgal, and I have not appeased the face of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.’ So I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.”
1Sham 13:13 And Shamu'Al said to Sha’ul, “You have been foolish. You have not guarded the command of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym, which He commanded you. For now 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 would have established your reign over Yashara'Al forever.
1Sham 13:14 “But now, your reign is not going to stand. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall seek for Himself a man after His own heart, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall command him to be leader over His people, because you have not guarded what 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 commanded you.”
1Sham 13:15 And Shamu'Al arose and went up from Galgal to Gab'auth of Banyaman. And Sha’ul mustered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.
1Sham 13:16 And Sha’ul, and YahuNathan his son, and the people who were present with them remained in Gab'auh of Banyaman, while the Phalashthiym camped at Makmash.
1Sham 13:17 And from the camp of the Phalashthiym raiders went out in three companies. The one company turned to the way that leads to Auphrah, to the land of Shu'aul,
1Sham 13:18 and another company turned toward the way of Biyth Charun, and another company turned toward the way of the border that overlooks the Valley of Tsabau'iym toward the wilderness.
1Sham 13:19 Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Yashara'Al, for the Phalashthiym said, “Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.”
1Sham 13:20 And all Yashara'Al went down to the Phalashthiym, each one to sharpen his ploughshare, and his mattock, and his axe, and his sickle.
1Sham 13:21 And the charge was a phiym for the ploughshares, and the mattocks, and the forks, and the axes, and to set the points of the goads.
1Sham 13:22 And it came to be, on the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people who were with Sha’ul and YahuNathan. But they were found with Sha’ul and YahuNathan his son.
1Sham 13:23 And the outpost of the Phalashthiym went out to the pass of Makmash.
1Sham 14:1 And it came to be one day that YahuNathan son of Sha’ul said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, and let us go over to the outpost of the Phalashthiym which is on the other side.” But he did not inform his father.
1Sham 14:2 And Sha’ul remained at the outskirts of Gab'auh under a pomegranate tree at Magrun, and the people who were with him were about six hundred men.
1Sham 14:3 And AchYahu son of Achtub, Aikabud’s brother, son of Phinachas, son of Aliy, the priest of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in Shalah, was wearing a shoulder garment. And the people did not know that YahuNathan had gone.
1Sham 14:4 And between the passes, by which YahuNathan sought to go over to the outpost of the Phalashthiym, there was an edge of a rock on one side and an edge of a rock on the other side. And the name of one was Butsats, and the name of the other Sanah.
1Sham 14:5 The one edge was on the north opposite Makmash, and the other on the south opposite Gab'au.
1Sham 14:6 And YahuNathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, and let us go over to the outpost of these uncircumcised. If so be, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does work for us. For there is no hindrance for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to save by many or by few.”
1Sham 14:7 And his armor-bearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart, incline yourself. See, I am with you, according to your heart.”
1Sham 14:8 And YahuNathan said, “See, we are passing over to the men – and show ourselves to them.
1Sham 14:9 “If they say this to us, ‘Wait until we come to you,’ then we shall stand still in our place and not go up to them.
1Sham 14:10 “But if they say this, ‘Come up to us,’ then we shall go up. For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given them into our hand, and this is the sign to us.”
1Sham 14:11 And both of them disclosed themselves to the outpost of the Phalashthiym, and the Phalashthiym said, “See, the Hebrews are coming out of the holes where they have hidden.”
1Sham 14:12 And the men of the outpost called to YahuNathan and his armor-bearer, and said, “Come up to us, and let us teach you a lesson.” Then YahuNathan said to his armor-bearer, “Come up after me, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given them into the hand of Yashara'Al.”
1Sham 14:13 And YahuNathan climbed up on his hands and knees with his armor-bearer after him. And they fell before YahuNathan, and his armor-bearer was putting them to death behind him.
1Sham 14:14 And that first slaughter which YahuNathan and his armor-bearer made was about twenty men, in about half an acre of land.
1Sham 14:15 And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The outpost and the raiders also trembled, and the ground shook. And it became a trembling of Alahiym.
1Sham 14:16 And the watchmen of Sha’ul in Gab'auth of Banyaman looked and saw the crowd melting away, and they went here and there.
1Sham 14:17 And Sha’ul said to the people who were with him, “Please inspect and see who has gone from us.” So they inspected and saw that YahuNathan and his armor-bearer were missing.
1Sham 14:18 And Sha’ul said to AchYahu, “Bring the ark of Alahiym here.” For the ark of Alahiym was with the children of Yashara'Al on that day.
1Sham 14:19 And it came to be, while Sha’ul talked to the priest, that the noise which was in the camp of the Phalashthiym went on, and became great, so Sha’ul said to the priest, “Withdraw your hand.”
1Sham 14:20 And Sha’ul was called, and all the people who were with him , and they went to the battle. And see, every man’s sword was against his neighbor – a very great confusion.
1Sham 14:21 And the Hebrews who were with the Phalashthiym before that time, who went up with them into the camp, turned round, they too, to be with Yashara'Al, who were with Sha’ul and YahuNathan.
1Sham 14:22 And all the men of Yashara'Al who had hidden in the mountains of Aphariym, heard that the Phalashthiym fled, and they also pursued them in the battle.
1Sham 14:23 Thus 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 saved Yashara'Al that day, and the battle passed over to Biyth A'un.
1Sham 14:24 And the men of Yashara'Al were distressed that day, for Sha’ul had placed the people under oath, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food until evening, and I have taken revenge on my enemies.” Therefore none of the people tasted food.
1Sham 14:25 And all they of the land came into the woods, and there was honey on the ground.
1Sham 14:26 And the people came into the woods and saw the honey, dripping. But no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
1Sham 14:27 But YahuNathan had not heard that his father had taken an oath of the people, and he stretched out the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in a honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth. And his eyes lit up.
1Sham 14:28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly took an oath of the people, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’ ” And the people were weary.
1Sham 14:29 And YahuNathan said, “My father has troubled the land. Now see how my eyes lit up when I tasted a little of this honey.
1Sham 14:30 “How much better if the people had well eaten today of the spoil of their enemies which they found! For then, would not the slaughter among the Phalashthiym have been greater?”
1Sham 14:31 And they smote the Phalashthiym that day from Makmash to Ayalun. So the people were very weary,
1Sham 14:32 and the people pounced on the spoil, and took sheep, and cattle, and calves, and slaughtered them on the ground. And the people ate with the blood.
1Sham 14:33 And they told Sha’ul, saying, “Look, the people are sinning against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by eating with the blood!” And he said, “You have acted treacherously. Roll a large stone to me today.”
1Sham 14:34 And Sha’ul said, “Scatter among the people, and say to them, ‘Each one bring his ox near to me, and each one his sheep, and you shall slaughter them here, and eat. And do not sin against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by eating with the blood.’ ” So every one of the people brought his ox with him that night, and slaughtered it there.
1Sham 14:35 And Sha’ul built an altar to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. It was the first altar he built to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 14:36 And Sha’ul said, “Let us go down after the Phalashthiym by night, and plunder them until the morning light, and not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” But the priest said, “Let us draw near to Alahiym here.”
1Sham 14:37 And Sha’ul asked of Alahiym, “Should I go down after the Phalashthiym? Do You give them into the hand of Yashara'Al?” But He did not answer him that day.
1Sham 14:38 And Sha’ul said, “Come over here, all you chiefs of the people, and know and see what this sin was today.
1Sham 14:39 “For as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, who saves Yashara'Al, though it be in YahuNathan my son, he shall certainly die.” But not one among all the people answered him.
1Sham 14:40 And he said to all Yashara'Al, “You be on one side, and my son YahuNathan and I be on the other side.” And the people said to Sha’ul, “Do what seems good to you.”
1Sham 14:41 Then Sha’ul said to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, “Give a perfect lot.” And Sha’ul and YahuNathan were taken, but the people escaped.
1Sham 14:42 And Sha’ul said, “Cast lots between my son YahuNathan and me.” And YahuNathan was taken.
1Sham 14:43 Sha’ul then said to YahuNathan, “Explain to me what you have done.” And YahuNathan explained to him, and said, “I only tasted a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand. See, let me die!”
1Sham 14:44 And Sha’ul answered, “Alahiym do so and more also, for you shall certainly die, YahuNathan.”
1Sham 14:45 But the people said to Sha’ul, “Should YahuNathan die, who has wrought this great deliverance in Yashara'Al? Far be it! As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, let not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has wrought with Alahiym this day.” Thus the people delivered YahuNathan, and he did not die.
1Sham 14:46 And Sha’ul returned from pursuing the Phalashthiym, and the Phalashthiym went to their own place.
1Sham 14:47 And Sha’ul took the reign over Yashara'Al, and fought against all his enemies round about, against Mu'ab, and against the children of Aumun, and against Adum, and against the sovereigns of Tsubah, and against the Phalashthiym. And wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment.
1Sham 14:48 And he gathered an army and smote the Aumalaqiy, and delivered Yashara'Al from the hands of those who plundered them.
1Sham 14:49 And the sons of Sha’ul were YahuNathan and Yashuiy and Malkiy-shua. And the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the first-born Marab, and the name of the younger Miykal.
1Sham 14:50 And the name of Sha’ul’s wife was Achiy'na'aum the daughter of Achiy'mauts. And the name of the commander of his army was Abiynar son of Nar, uncle of Sha’ul.’
1Sham 14:51 And Qish was the father of Sha’ul, and Nar the father of Abnar was the son of Abiy'Al.
1Sham 14:52 And there was fierce fighting against the Phalashthiym all the days of Sha’ul. And when Sha’ul saw any mighty man or any brave man, he took him for himself.
1Sham 15:1 And Shamu'Al said to Sha’ul, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent me to anoint you sovereign over His people, over Yashara'Al. And now, listen to the voice of the words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 15:2 “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts, ‘I shall punish Aumalaq for what he did to Yashara'Al, how he set himself against him on the way when he came up from Matsriym.
1Sham 15:3 ‘Now go, and you shall smite Aumalaq and put under the ban all that he has, and you shall not spare them, and put to death from man to woman, from infant to nursing child, from ox to sheep, from camel to donkey.’ ”
1Sham 15:4 Then Sha’ul summoned the people and mustered them in Talaiym, two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men of Yahudah.
1Sham 15:5 And Sha’ul came to a city of Aumalaq, and lay in wait in the valley.
1Sham 15:6 And Sha’ul said to the Qainiy, “Go, turn aside, come down from among the Aumalaqiy, lest I destroy you with them. For you did show kindness to all the children of Yashara'Al when they came up out of Matsriym.” So the Qainiy turned aside from the midst of the Aumalaqiy.
1Sham 15:7 And Sha’ul smote the Aumalaqiy, from Chuilah all the way to Shur, which is before Matsriym.
1Sham 15:8 And he caught Agag sovereign of the Aumalaqiy alive, and put under the ban all the people with the edge of the sword.
1Sham 15:9 But Sha’ul and the people spared Agag and upon the best of the sheep, and the cattle, and the mashaniym, and upon the lambs, and upon all that was good, and would not put them under the ban. But all goods despised and worthless, that they put under the ban.
1Sham 15:10 And the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to Shamu'Al, saying,
1Sham 15:11 “I am grieved that I have set up Sha’ul as sovereign, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My words.” And it displeased Shamu'Al, and he cried to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 all night.
1Sham 15:12 And Shamu'Al rose early in the morning to meet Sha’ul, and it was told to Shamu'Al, saying, “Sha’ul went to Karmalah, and see, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and passed over, and went down to Galgal.”
1Sham 15:13 And Shamu'Al came to Sha’ul, and Sha’ul said to him, “Blessed are you of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ! I have performed the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”
1Sham 15:14 But Shamu'Al said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear?”
1Sham 15:15 And Sha’ul said, “They have brought them from Aumalaq, because the people spared the best of the sheep and the cattle, to slaughter to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym. And the rest we have put under the ban.”
1Sham 15:16 And Shamu'Al said to Sha’ul, “Wait, and let me declare to you what 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak.”
1Sham 15:17 And Shamu'Al said, “Though you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Yashara'Al? And did not 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 anoint you sovereign over Yashara'Al?
1Sham 15:18 “And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent you on the way, and said, ‘Go, and you shall put under the ban the sinners, the Aumalaqiy, and fight against them until they are consumed.’
1Sham 15:19 “And why did you not obey the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, but swooped down on the spoil, and did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ?”
1Sham 15:20 And Sha’ul said to Shamu'Al, “I did obey the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and I went on the way on which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent me, and brought back Agag sovereign of Aumalaq, and I put Aumalaq under the ban.
1Sham 15:21 “But the people took of the spoil, of the sheep and cattle, the best of that which should have been put under the ban, to slaughter to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym in Galgal.”
1Sham 15:22 Then Shamu'Al said, “Does 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 delight in burnt offerings and slaughterings, as in obeying the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ? Look, to obey is better than an offering, to heed is better than the fat of rams.
1Sham 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of qasam, and stubbornness is as wickedness and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, He also does reject you as sovereign.”
1Sham 15:24 And Sha’ul said to Shamu'Al, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the command of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice.
1Sham 15:25 “And now, please pardon my sin, and return with me, and let me bow myself to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”
1Sham 15:26 But Shamu'Al said to Sha’ul, “I do not return with you, for you have rejected the word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does reject you from being sovereign over Yashara'Al.”
1Sham 15:27 And as Shamu'Al turned around to go away, Sha’ul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.
1Sham 15:28 And Shamu'Al said to him, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has torn the reign of Yashara'Al from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, better than you.
1Sham 15:29 “Moreover, the Eminence of Yashara'Al does not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.”
1Sham 15:30 Then he said, “I have sinned. But esteem me now, please, before the elders of my people and before Yashara'Al, and return with me, and I shall bow myself to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym.”
1Sham 15:31 And Shamu'Al turned back after Sha’ul, and Sha’ul bowed himself to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 15:32 And Shamu'Al said, “Bring Agag sovereign of the Aumalaqiy here to me.” So Agag came to him delightedly, and Agag said, “Truly, the bitterness of death has turned aside.”
1Sham 15:33 And Shamu'Al said, “As your sword bereaved women, let your mother be bereaved among women too.” Shamu'Al then hewed Agag to pieces before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in Galgal.
1Sham 15:34 And Shamu'Al went to Ramathah, while Sha’ul went up to his house at Gab'auth of Sha’ul.
1Sham 15:35 And Shamu'Al did not see Sha’ul again until the day of his death, for Shamu'Al mourned for Sha’ul. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was grieved that He had made Sha’ul to reign over Yashara'Al.
1Sham 16:1 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Shamu'Al, “How long are you going to mourn for Sha’ul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Yashara'Al? Fill your horn with oil, and go, I am sending you to Yashiy the Biyth Lachamiy. For I have seen among his sons a sovereign for Myself.”
1Sham 16:2 And Shamu'Al said, “How would I go? When Sha’ul hears it, he shall kill me.” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to slaughter to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.’
1Sham 16:3 “And you shall invite Yashiy to the slaughtering, then let Me show you what to do. And you shall anoint for Me the one I say to you.”
1Sham 16:4 And Shamu'Al did what 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, and went to Biyth Lacham. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come in peace?”
1Sham 16:5 And he said, “In peace. I have come to slaughter to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Set yourselves apart, and you shall come with me to the slaughtering.” And he set Yashiy and his sons apart, and invited them to the slaughtering.
1Sham 16:6 And it came to be, when they came, that he saw Aliyab and thought, “The anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is indeed before Him.”
1Sham 16:7 But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Shamu'Al, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him, for not as man sees, for man looks at the eyes, but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 looks at the heart.”
1Sham 16:8 Then Yashiy called Abiynadab, and made him pass before Shamu'Al. And he said, “Neither has 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 chosen this one.”
1Sham 16:9 Next Yashiy made Shamah pass by. And he said, “Neither has 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 chosen this one.”
1Sham 16:10 And Yashiy made seven of his sons pass before Shamu'Al. And Shamu'Al said to Yashiy, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has not chosen these.”
1Sham 16:11 And Shamu'Al said to Yashiy, “Are these all the young men?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and see, he is tending the sheep.” And Shamu'Al said to Yashiy, “Send and bring him, for we do not turn round till he comes here.”
1Sham 16:12 And he sent and brought him in. And he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is the one!”
1Sham 16:13 And Shamu'Al took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon Dud from that day and onwards. And Shamu'Al arose and went to Ramathah.
1Sham 16:14 And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 turned aside from Sha’ul, and an evil Spirit from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 troubled him.
1Sham 16:15 And the servants of Sha’ul said to him, “Look, now, an evil Spirit from Alahiym is troubling you.
1Sham 16:16 “Please, let our master command your servants who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skilled player on the lyre. And it shall be that when the evil Spirit from Alahiym is upon you, that he shall play with his hand, and you be well.”
1Sham 16:17 And Sha’ul said to his servants, “Please get me a man that plays well, and bring him to me.”
1Sham 16:18 And one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Yashiy the Biyth Lachamiy, who knows how to play, a brave one, and a man of battle, and skilled in words, and a handsome man. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is with him.”
1Sham 16:19 So Sha’ul sent messengers to Yashiy, and said, “Send me your son Dud, who is with the sheep.”
1Sham 16:20 And Yashiy took a donkey loaded with bread, and a skin of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by his son Dud to Sha’ul.
1Sham 16:21 And Dud came to Sha’ul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer.
1Sham 16:22 Sha’ul therefore sent to Yashiy, saying, “Please let Dud stand before me, for he has found favor in my eyes.”
1Sham 16:23 And it came to be, whenever the evil Spirit from Alahiym was upon Sha’ul, that Dud would take a lyre and play it with his hand. Then Sha’ul would become refreshed and well, and the evil spirit would leave him.
1Sham 17:1 And the Phalashthiym had gathered their armies for battle, and came together at Shakah, which belongs to Yahudah, and encamped between Shukah and Auzaqah, in Aphas Damiym.
1Sham 17:2 And Sha’ul and the men of Yashara'Al were gathered and encamped in the Valley of Alah, and drew up in battle array to meet the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 17:3 And the Phalashthiym stood on a mountain on one side, and Yashara'Al stood on a mountain on the other side, with the valley between them.
1Sham 17:4 Then a champion came out from the camp of the Phalashthiym, named Galiyth, from Gath, whose height was four cubits and a span.
1Sham 17:5 And a bronze helmet was on his head, and he was armed with a scaled armor, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shaqals of bronze,
1Sham 17:6 and bronze shin guards on his legs and a bronze spear between his shoulders.
1Sham 17:7 And the wood of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred shaqals, and a shield-bearer went before him.
1Sham 17:8 And he stood and shouted to the armies of Yashara'Al, and said to them, “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Phalashthiym, and you the servants of Sha’ul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me.
1Sham 17:9 “If he is able to fight with me, and shall smite me, then we shall be your servants. But if I overcome him and shall smite him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.”
1Sham 17:10 Then the Phalashthiym said, “This day I shall reproach the armies of Yashara'Al. Give me a man, and let us fight together.”
1Sham 17:11 And Sha’ul and all Yashara'Al heard these words of the Phalashthiym, and they were broken down and in great fear.
1Sham 17:12 Now Dud was the son of that Aphrathiy of Biyth Lacham in Yahudah, whose name was Yashiy, and he had eight sons, and in the days of Sha’ul the man was old among men.
1Sham 17:13 And the three oldest sons of Yashiy went, they had gone to follow Sha’ul to the battle, and the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Aliyab the first-born, and his second Abiynadab, and the third Shamah.
1Sham 17:14 And Dud was the youngest. And the three oldest followed Sha’ul,
1Sham 17:15 but Dud went and returned from Sha’ul to feed his father’s sheep at Biyth Lacham.
1Sham 17:16 And for forty days the Phalashthiym drew near, morning and evening, and took his stand.
1Sham 17:17 Then Yashiy said to his son Dud, “Please take to your brothers an aiphah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp.
1Sham 17:18 “And take these ten cheeses to the commander of the thousand, and see how your brothers are, and bring back news of them.”
1Sham 17:19 For Sha’ul and they and all the men of Yashara'Al were in the Valley of Alah, fighting with the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 17:20 And Dud rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a herdsman, and took and went as Yashiy had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight, and they shouted for the battle.
1Sham 17:21 And Yashara'Al and the Phalashthiym drew up in battle array, army against army.
1Sham 17:22 And Dud left his supplies in the hand of the keeper of the supplies, and ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers.
1Sham 17:23 And he was speaking with them and saw the champion, the Phalashthiym of Gath, Galiyth by name, coming up from the armies of the Phalashthiym. And he spoke according to the same words, and Dud heard.
1Sham 17:24 And all the men of Yashara'Al, when they saw the man, ran from him and were in great fear.
1Sham 17:25 And the men of Yashara'Al said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? For he has come up to reproach Yashara'Al. And it shall be that the man who smites him, the sovereign is going to enrich him with great riches, and give him his daughter, and give his father’s house exemption in Yashara'Al.”
1Sham 17:26 And Dud spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who smites this Phalashthiym and shall take away reproach from Yashara'Al? For who is this uncircumcised Phalashthiym, that he should reproach the armies of the living Alahiym?”
1Sham 17:27 And the people answered him according to this word, saying, “This is what is done for the man who smites him.”
1Sham 17:28 And Aliyab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Aliyab’s displeasure burned against Dud, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”
1Sham 17:29 And Dud said, “Now what have I done? Was it not but a word?”
1Sham 17:30 And he turned around from him toward another and said the same word. And these people answered him a word like the first word.
1Sham 17:31 And when the words which Dud spoke were heard, they reported them to Sha’ul, and he sent for him.
1Sham 17:32 And Dud said to Sha’ul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him, your servant is going, and shall fight with this Phalashthiym.”
1Sham 17:33 And Sha’ul said to Dud, “You are not able to go against this Phalashthiym to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he a man of battle from his youth.”
1Sham 17:34 Then Dud said to Sha’ul, “Your servant has been tending sheep for his father, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,
1Sham 17:35 I went out after it and smote it, and rescued it from its mouth. And when it rose against me, I caught it by its beard, and smote it and killed it.
1Sham 17:36 “Your servant has smitten both lion and bear. And this uncircumcised Phalashthiym shall be like one of them, seeing he has reproached the armies of the living Alahiym.”
1Sham 17:37 And Dud said, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He does deliver me from the hand of this Phalashthiym.” And Sha’ul said to Dud, “Go, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 be with you!”
1Sham 17:38 And Sha’ul dressed Dud with his garments, and he put a bronze helmet on his head, and put a coat of armor on him.
1Sham 17:39 And Dud girded his sword over his garments, and began to go, but he had not tried them. Then Dud said to Sha’ul, “I am not able to go with these, for I have not tried them.” So Dud took them off.
1Sham 17:40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose for himself five smooth stones from the valley, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 17:41 And the Phalashthiym came, and began drawing near to Dud, and the man who bore the shield went before him.
1Sham 17:42 And when the Phalashthiym looked about and saw Dud, he despised him, for he was a youth, and ruddy and good-looking.
1Sham 17:43 And the Phalashthiym said to Dud, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Phalashthiym cursed Dud by his mighty ones.
1Sham 17:44 And the Phalashthiym said to Dud, “Come to me, and I give your flesh to the birds of the shamiym and the beasts of the field!”
1Sham 17:45 But Dud said to the Phalashthiym, “You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of hosts, the Alahiym of the armies of Yashara'Al, whom you have reproached.
1Sham 17:46 “This day 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall deliver you into my hand, and I shall smite you and take your head from you, and give the carcasses of the camp of the Phalashthiym today to the birds of the shamiym and the wild beasts of the earth, so that all the earth know that Alahiym is for Yashara'Al,
1Sham 17:47 and all this assembly know that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does not save with sword and spear, for the battle belongs to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and He shall give you into our hands.”
1Sham 17:48 And it came to be, when the Phalashthiym arose and came and drew near to meet Dud, that Dud hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 17:49 And Dud put his hand in his bag and took out a stone, and slung it and smote the Phalashthiym on his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.
1Sham 17:50 Thus Dud prevailed over the Phalashthiym with a sling and a stone, and smote the Phalashthiym and killed him, and there was no sword in the hand of Dud.
1Sham 17:51 Then Dud ran and stood over the Phalashthiym, and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Phalashthiym saw that their champion was dead, they fled.
1Sham 17:52 And the men of Yashara'Al and Yahudah arose and shouted, and pursued the Phalashthiym as far as the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Auqrun. And the wounded of the Phalashthiym fell along the way to Shauriym, even as far as Gath and Auqrun.
1Sham 17:53 Then the children of Yashara'Al turned back from chasing the Phalashthiym, and they plundered their camps.
1Sham 17:54 And Dud took the head of the Phalashthiym and brought it to Yarushalam, but he put his weapons in his tent.
1Sham 17:55 And when Sha’ul saw Dud going out against the Phalashthiym, he said to Abnar, the commander of the army, “Abnar, whose son is this youth?” And Abnar said, “As your being lives, O sovereign, I do not know.”
1Sham 17:56 And the sovereign said, “Ask whose son this young man is.”
1Sham 17:57 And when Dud returned from the slaughter of the Phalashthiym, Abnar took him and brought him before Sha’ul with the head of the Phalashthiym in his hand.
1Sham 17:58 And Sha’ul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And Dud said, “The son of your servant Yashiy the Biyth Lachamiy.”
1Sham 18:1 And it came to be, when he had ended speaking to Sha’ul, that the being of YahuNathan was knit to the being of Dud, and YahuNathan loved him as his own being.
1Sham 18:2 And Sha’ul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father’s house any more.
1Sham 18:3 And YahuNathan and Dud made a covenant, because he loved him as his own being.
1Sham 18:4 And YahuNathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to Dud, and his garments, even to his sword and his bow and his girdle.
1Sham 18:5 And Dud went out wherever Sha’ul sent him. He acted wisely, and Sha’ul set him over the men of battle, and it was right in the eyes of all the people and also in the eyes of Sha’ul’s servants.
1Sham 18:6 And it came to be, as they came in, as Dud was returning from smiting the Phalashthiym, that the women came out from all the cities of Yashara'Al, singing and dancing, to meet Sha’ul the sovereign with tambourines, with joy, and with musical instruments.
1Sham 18:7 And the women sang as they danced, and said, “Sha’ul smote his thousands, and Dud his ten thousands.”
1Sham 18:8 And Sha’ul was very wroth, and this matter was evil in his eyes, and he said, “To Dud they have given ten thousands, and to me they have given thousands. So what more for him, except the reign?”
1Sham 18:9 And from that day on Sha’ul eyed Dud.
1Sham 18:10 And it came to be on the next day that an evil Spirit from Alahiym came upon Sha’ul, and he prophesied inside the house, while Dud was playing the lyre with his hand, as usual. And the spear was in the hand of Sha’ul.
1Sham 18:11 Then Sha’ul hurled the spear, for he said, “Let me smite Dud, even to the wall.” But twice Dud withdrew from his presence.
1Sham 18:12 And Sha’ul was afraid of Dud, because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with him, but from Sha’ul He had turned away.
1Sham 18:13 Sha’ul therefore removed him from his presence, and made him his commander over a thousand. And he went out and came in before the people.
1Sham 18:14 And Dud was acting wisely in all his ways, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with him.
1Sham 18:15 And Sha’ul saw that he was acting very wisely, and was afraid of him.
1Sham 18:16 But all Yashara'Al and Yahudah loved Dud, as he went out and came in before them.
1Sham 18:17 And Sha’ul said to Dud, “See my older daughter Marab! I give her to you as a wife. Only be brave for me, and fight the battles of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” For Sha’ul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Phalashthiym be against him.”
1Sham 18:18 And Dud said to Sha’ul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s clan in Yashara'Al, that I should be son-in-law to the sovereign?”
1Sham 18:19 And it came to be at the time when Marab, Sha’ul’s daughter, should have been given to Dud, that she was given to Audariy'Al the Machalathiy as a wife.
1Sham 18:20 And Miykal, Sha’ul’s daughter, loved Dud. And they told Sha’ul, and the matter was right in his eyes.
1Sham 18:21 And Sha’ul said, “Let me give her to him and let her be a snare to him, and the hand of the Phalashthiym be against him.” So Sha’ul said to Dud a second time, “Become my son-in-law today.”
1Sham 18:22 And Sha’ul commanded his servants, “Speak to Dud gently, and say, ‘See, the sovereign has delighted in you, and all his servants have loved you. And now, be the sovereign’s son-in-law!’ ”
1Sham 18:23 And the servants of Sha’ul spoke those words in the hearing of Dud. And Dud said, “Does it seem to you a small matter to be a sovereign’s son-in-law, seeing I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?”
1Sham 18:24 And the servants of Sha’ul told him, saying, “Dud has spoken according to these words.”
1Sham 18:25 And Sha’ul said, “Say to Dud, ‘The sovereign has no delight in any payment for the bride but one hundred foreskins of the Phalashthiym, to take vengeance on the sovereign’s enemies.’ ” But Sha’ul intended to have Dud fall by the hand of the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 18:26 And his servants declared these words to Dud, and it pleased Dud well to become the sovereign’s son-in-law. And the days had not expired,
1Sham 18:27 and Dud arose and went, he and his men, and smote two hundred men of the Phalashthiym. And Dud brought their foreskins, and they set them before the sovereign, to become the sovereign’s son-in-law. And Sha’ul gave him Miykal his daughter as a wife.
1Sham 18:28 And Sha’ul saw and knew that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with Dud, and Miykal daughter of Sha’ul did love him.
1Sham 18:29 So then Sha’ul was still more afraid of Dud. And Sha’ul came to be an enemy of Dud all the days.
1Sham 18:30 And the princes of the Phalashthiym went out to fight. And it came to be, whenever they went out, that Dud acted more wisely than all the servants of Sha’ul, so that his name came to be very precious.
1Sham 19:1 And Sha’ul spoke to YahuNathan his son and to all his servants, to put Dud to death. But YahuNathan, Sha’ul’s son, delighted much in Dud,
1Sham 19:2 and YahuNathan declared to Dud, saying, “My father Sha’ul seeks to put you to death. And now, please be on your guard until morning, and dwell in secrecy, and hide.
1Sham 19:3 “And I myself shall go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and speak with my father about you, and shall see, and shall let you know.”
1Sham 19:4 And YahuNathan spoke well of Dud to Sha’ul his father, and said to him, “Let not the sovereign sin against his servant, against Dud, because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been very good toward you.
1Sham 19:5 “For he took his life in his hands and smote the Phalashthiym, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 wrought a great deliverance for all Yashara'Al. You saw it and rejoiced. Why then do you sin against innocent blood, to put Dud to death without cause?”
1Sham 19:6 And Sha’ul listened to the voice of YahuNathan, and Sha’ul swore, “As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, he does not die.”
1Sham 19:7 YahuNathan then called Dud, and YahuNathan told him all these words. So YahuNathan brought Dud to Sha’ul, and he was in his presence as before.
1Sham 19:8 And there was fighting again, and Dud went out and fought with the Phalashthiym, and smote them, a great smiting, and they fled before him.
1Sham 19:9 And an evil Spirit from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon Sha’ul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And Dud was playing the lyre with his hand,
1Sham 19:10 and Sha’ul sought to smite the spear through Dud, and into the wall, but he slipped away from the presence of Sha’ul, so he smote the spear into the wall. And Dud fled and escaped that night.
1Sham 19:11 And Sha’ul sent messengers to Dud’s house to watch him and to put him to death in the morning. And Miykal, Dud’s wife, informed him, saying, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you are put to death.”
1Sham 19:12 So Miykal let Dud down through a window, and he went and fled and escaped.
1Sham 19:13 And Miykal took the household idol and laid it in the bed, and put a cover of goats’ hair for his head, and covered it with a garment.
1Sham 19:14 And when Sha’ul sent messengers to take Dud, she said, “He is sick.”
1Sham 19:15 And Sha’ul sent the messengers back to see Dud, saying, “Bring him up to me in the bed to put him to death.”
1Sham 19:16 And the messengers came in and saw the household idol in the bed, with a cover of goats’ hair for his head.
1Sham 19:17 Sha’ul then said to Miykal, “Why have you deceived me like this, and sent my enemy away, so that he escaped?” And Miykal answered Sha’ul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go, why should I put you to death?’ ”
1Sham 19:18 Now Dud fled and escaped, and went to Shamu'Al at Ramathah, and told him all that Sha’ul had done to him. And he and Shamu'Al went and dwelt in Nuiyth.
1Sham 19:19 And it was reported to Sha’ul, saying, “See, Dud is in Nuiyth in Ramah!”
1Sham 19:20 And Sha’ul sent messengers to take Dud. And they saw the assembly of the prophets prophesying, and Shamu'Al standing as leader over them, and the Spirit of Alahiym came upon the messengers of Sha’ul, and they also prophesied.
1Sham 19:21 And when Sha’ul was told, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. So Sha’ul sent messengers again, the third time, and they prophesied also.
1Sham 19:22 Then he himself went to Ramathah, and came to the great well that is at Shaku. And he asked, and said, “Where are Shamu'Al and Dud?” And one said, “There in Nuiyth in Ramah.”
1Sham 19:23 So he went there to Nuiyth in Ramah. And the Spirit of Alahiym was upon him too, and he went on and prophesied until he came to Nuiyth in Ramah.
1Sham 19:24 And he also stripped off his garments and prophesied before Shamu'Al, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, “Is Sha’ul also among the prophets?”
1Sham 20:1 And Dud fled from Nuiyth in Ramah, and went and said to YahuNathan, “What have I done? What is my crookedness, and what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?”
1Sham 20:2 And YahuNathan said to him, “Far be it! You are not going to die! See, my father does no big matter nor small matter without disclosing it to me. And why should my father hide this matter from me? It is not so!”
1Sham 20:3 But Dud swore again, and said, “Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he says, ‘Do not let YahuNathan know this, lest he be grieved.’ But truly, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives and as your being lives, there is but a step between me and death.”
1Sham 20:4 And YahuNathan said to Dud, “Whatever your desire is, I do it for you.”
1Sham 20:5 And Dud said to YahuNathan, “See, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I ought to sit with the sovereign to eat. But let me go, and I shall hide in the field until the third day at evening.
1Sham 20:6 “If your father misses me at all, then you shall say, ‘Dud earnestly asked my permission to run over to Biyth Lacham, his city, for a yearly slaughtering is made there for all the clan.’
1Sham 20:7 “If he says thus, ‘It is well,’ your servant is safe. But if he is very displeased, then know that he has resolved to do evil.
1Sham 20:8 “And you shall show kindness to your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 with you. And if there is crookedness in me, put me to death yourself, for why should you bring me to your father?”
1Sham 20:9 And YahuNathan said, “Far be it from you! For if I knew with certainty that my father has resolved that evil is to come upon you, then would I not make it known to you?”
1Sham 20:10 And Dud said to YahuNathan, “Who would make it known to me, or what if your father answers you sharply?”
1Sham 20:11 And YahuNathan said to Dud, “Come, and let us go out into the field.” And they both went out into the field.
1Sham 20:12 And YahuNathan said to Dud, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al be witness! When I search out my father sometime tomorrow, or the third day, and see if there is good toward Dud, and I do not send to you or disclose it to you,
1Sham 20:13 so let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 do so and much more to YahuNathan. And if it pleases my father to do you evil, then I shall disclose it to you and send you away, and you shall go in peace. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 be with you as He has been with my father.
1Sham 20:14 “But show me the kindness of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, not only while I still live, so that I do not die,
1Sham 20:15 and do not cut off your kindness from my house forever, no, not when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has cut off every one of the enemies of Dud from the face of the earth.”
1Sham 20:16 And YahuNathan made a covenant with the house of Dud, saying, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall require it at the hand of the enemies of Dud.”
1Sham 20:17 And YahuNathan again made Dud swear, because he loved him, for he loved him as he loved his own being.
1Sham 20:18 So YahuNathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the New Moon, and you shall be missed, because your seat shall be empty.
1Sham 20:19 “And on the third day, go down quickly and you shall come to the place where you hid on the day of the deed, and shall remain by the stone Azal.
1Sham 20:20 “And let me shoot three arrows to the side of it as though shooting at a target,
1Sham 20:21 and see, I shall send the youth, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows.’ If I expressly say to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you, get them and come,’ then, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, there is safety for you and no concern.
1Sham 20:22 “But if I say thus to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ go your way, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has sent you away.
1Sham 20:23 “And as for the word which you and I have spoken of, see, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is between you and me forever.”
1Sham 20:24 And Dud hid in the field. And when the New Moon came, the sovereign sat down by the food to eat.
1Sham 20:25 And the sovereign sat on his seat, as at other times, on a seat by the wall, with YahuNathan standing, and Abnar sitting by Sha’ul’s side, but the place of Dud was empty.
1Sham 20:26 But Sha’ul spoke not a word that day, for he thought, “It is an accident; he is not clean, for he has not been cleansed.”
1Sham 20:27 And it came to be the next day, the second day of the month, that Dud’s place was empty. And Sha’ul said to YahuNathan his son, “Why has the son of Yashiy not come to eat, either yesterday or today?”
1Sham 20:28 And YahuNathan answered Sha’ul, “Dud earnestly asked my permission to go to Biyth Lacham.
1Sham 20:29 “And he said, ‘Please let me go, for our clan has a slaughtering in the city, and my brother has commanded me to be there. And now, if I have found favor in your eyes, please let me get away and see my brothers.’ That is why he has not come to the sovereign’s table.”
1Sham 20:30 Then the displeasure of Sha’ul burned against YahuNathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you have chosen the son of Yashiy to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness?
1Sham 20:31 “For as long as the son of Yashiy lives on the earth, you shall not be established, you and your reign. And now, send and bring him to me, for he is a son of death.”
1Sham 20:32 And YahuNathan answered Sha’ul his father, and said to him, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?”
1Sham 20:33 At that, Sha’ul hurled a spear at him to smite him. Then YahuNathan knew that his father had resolved to put Dud to death.
1Sham 20:34 And YahuNathan rose up from the table in the heat of displeasure, and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for Dud, because his father put him to shame.
1Sham 20:35 And it came to be, in the morning, that YahuNathan went out into the field at the time appointed with Dud, and a small youth was with him.
1Sham 20:36 And he said to the youth, “Now run, find the arrows which I shoot.” As the youth ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
1Sham 20:37 And when the youth came to the place where the arrow was which YahuNathan had shot, YahuNathan called out after the youth and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?”
1Sham 20:38 And YahuNathan shouted after the youth, “Make haste, hurry, do not stand still!” And YahuNathan’s youth picked up the arrows and came to his master.
1Sham 20:39 But the youth knew not a speck. Only YahuNathan and Dud knew of the matter.
1Sham 20:40 Then YahuNathan gave his weapons to the youth and said to him, “Go, take them to the city.”
1Sham 20:41 And as soon as the youth had gone, Dud rose up from the south side, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another. And they wept together, but Dud more so.
1Sham 20:42 And YahuNathan said to Dud, “Go in peace, since we have both sworn in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, ‘ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is between you and me, and between your seed and my seed, forever.’ ” Then he arose and left, and YahuNathan went into the city.
1Sham 21:1 And Dud came to Nabah, to AchiyMalak the priest. And AchiyMalak trembled when he met Dud, and asked him, “Why are you alone, and no one is with you?”
1Sham 21:2 And Dud said to AchiyMalak the priest, “The sovereign has commanded me a word, and said to me, ‘Let no one know whatever of the word about which I send you, and which I have commanded you.’ And I have directed my young men to such and such a place.
1Sham 21:3 “And now, what do you have on hand? Give five loaves into my hand, or whatever is found.”
1Sham 21:4 And the priest answered Dud and said, “There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is set-apart bread – provided the young men have kept themselves from women.”
1Sham 21:5 And Dud answered the priest, and said to him, “Truly, women have been kept from us about three days since I came out. And the vessels of the young men are set-apart, and it is an ordinary mission, and also, it was set-apart in the vessel today.”
1Sham 21:6 Then the priest gave him set-apart bread, for there was no bread there except the showbread which had been taken from before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, in order to put hot bread in on the day it is taken away.
1Sham 21:7 Now one of the servants of Sha’ul was there that day, detained before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And his name was Dag, an Adamiy, the chief of the herdsmen who belonged to Sha’ul.
1Sham 21:8 And Dud said to AchiyMalak, “Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the matter of the sovereign was urgent.”
1Sham 21:9 And the priest said, “The sword of Galiyth the Phalashthiym, whom you smote in the Valley of Alah. See, it is wrapped in a garment behind the shoulder garment. If you would take it, take it. For there is none other except this one here.” And Dud said, “There is none like it, give it to me.”
1Sham 21:10 And Dud rose and fled that day from before Sha’ul, and went to Akish the sovereign of Gath.
1Sham 21:11 But the servants of Akish said to him, “Is this not Dud the sovereign of the land? Did they not sing of him to each other in dances, saying, ‘Sha’ul smote his thousands, and Dud his ten thousands’?”
1Sham 21:12 And Dud took these words to heart, and was very much afraid of Akish the sovereign of Gath,
1Sham 21:13 and changed his behavior before them, and feigned madness in their hands, and scratched on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down on his beard.
1Sham 21:14 Then Akish said to his servants, “Look, you see the man is acting like a madman. Why do you bring him to me?
1Sham 21:15 “Am I short of madmen, that you have brought this one to act as a madman near me? Should this one come into my house?”
1Sham 22:1 And Dud went from there and escaped to the cave of Audalam. And his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, and went down to him there.
1Sham 22:2 And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone bitter in being gathered to him. So he became head over them, and there were about four hundred men with him.
1Sham 22:3 And Dud went from there to Matsphah of Mu'ab and said to the sovereign of Mu'ab, “Please let my father and mother come here with you, till I know what Alahiym does for me.”
1Sham 22:4 And he left them with the sovereign of Mu'ab, and they dwelt with him all the time that Dud was in the stronghold.
1Sham 22:5 And the prophet Gad said to Dud, “Do not remain in the stronghold. Leave, and go to the land of Yahudah.” So Dud left and went into the Charath woods.
1Sham 22:6 And Sha’ul heard that Dud and the men who were with him had been discovered, while Sha’ul was in Gab'auh, sitting under a tamarisk tree in Ramah, with his spear in his hand, and all his servants standing about him.
1Sham 22:7 And Sha’ul said to his servants who were standing around him, “Hear now, you Banyamaniy! Does the son of Yashiy give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
1Sham 22:8 “For all of you have conspired against me, and there is no one who reveals to me that my son has made a covenant with the son of Yashiy. And there is not one of you who is grieved for me or reveals to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as it is this day.”
1Sham 22:9 And Dag the Adamiy, who was set over the servants of Sha’ul, answered and said, “I saw the son of Yashiy going to Nabah, to AchiyMalak son of Achtub.
1Sham 22:10 “And he inquired of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 for him, gave him food, and gave him the sword of Galiyth the Phalashthiym.”
1Sham 22:11 And the sovereign sent someone to call AchiyMalak the priest, son of Achiytub, and all his father’s house, the priests who were in Nab. And they all came to the sovereign,
1Sham 22:12 and Sha’ul said, “Hear now, son of Achiytub!” And he answered, “Here I am, my master.”
1Sham 22:13 And Sha’ul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Yashiy, by giving him bread and a sword, and have inquired of Alahiym for him, to rise against me, to lie in wait, as it is this day?”
1Sham 22:14 And AchiyMalak answered the sovereign and said, “And who among all your servants is so trustworthy as Dud, who is the sovereign’s son-in-law, and has turned aside to your counsel, and is esteemed in your house?
1Sham 22:15 “Have I today begun to inquire of Alahiym for him? Far be it from me! Let not the sovereign lay a case against his servant, or against any in the house of my father. For your servant knew not of all this, little or much.”
1Sham 22:16 And the sovereign said, “You shall certainly die, AchiyMalak, you and all your father’s house!”
1Sham 22:17 The sovereign then said to the guards who stood about him, “Turn and put the priests of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to death, because their hand also is with Dud, and because they knew when he fled and did not reveal it to me.” But the servants of the sovereign would not lift their hands to come against the priests of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 22:18 And the sovereign said to Duig, “You turn and come against the priests!” So Duig the Adamiy turned and came against the priests, and put to death on that day eighty-five men who wore a linen shoulder garment.
1Sham 22:19 And he smote Nab, the city of the priests, with the edge of the sword, from men even to women, from children even to nursing infants, and oxen and donkeys and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
1Sham 22:20 And one of the sons of AchiyMalak son of Achtub, named Abiythar, escaped and fled after Dud.
1Sham 22:21 And Abiythar reported to Dud that Sha’ul had slain the priests of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 22:22 And Dud said to Abiythar, “I knew that day, when Duig the Adamiy was there, that he would certainly inform Sha’ul. I am accountable for all the lives of your father’s house.
1Sham 22:23 “Remain with me, do not fear. For he who seeks my life seeks your life, but with me you are safe.”
1Sham 23:1 And they informed Dud, saying, “See, the Phalashthiym are fighting against Qau'ilah, and they are plundering the threshing-floors.”
1Sham 23:2 So Dud inquired of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “Shall I go and smite these Phalashthiym?” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Dud, “Go and smite the Phalashthiym, and save Qau'ilah.”
1Sham 23:3 And Dud’s men said to him, “See, we here in Yahudah are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Qau'ilah against the armies of the Phalashthiym?”
1Sham 23:4 And Dud inquired of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 once again. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Qau'ilah, for I am giving the Phalashthiym into your hand.”
1Sham 23:5 So Dud and his men went to Qau'ilah and fought with the Phalashthiym, and he led away their livestock and smote them, a great smiting. Thus Dud saved the inhabitants of Qau'ilah.
1Sham 23:6 And it came to be, when Abiythar son of AchiyMalak fled to Dud at Qau'ilah, that he went down with a shoulder garment in his hand.
1Sham 23:7 And Sha’ul was informed that Dud had gone to Qau'ilah. Then Sha’ul said, “Alahiym has estranged him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.”
1Sham 23:8 And Sha’ul summoned all the people to battle, to go down to Qau'ilah to besiege Dud and his men.
1Sham 23:9 And Dud knew that Sha’ul was plotting evil against him, and said to Abiythar the priest, “Bring the shoulder garment here.”
1Sham 23:10 And Dud said, “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, Your servant has heard for certain that Sha’ul seeks to come to Qau'ilah to destroy the city for my sake.
1Sham 23:11 “Are the landowners of Qau'ilah going to surrender me into his hand? Is Sha’ul coming down, as Your servant has heard? O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, I pray, let Your servant know.” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “He is coming down.”
1Sham 23:12 And Dud said, “Are the landowners of Qau'ilah going to surrender me and my men into the hand of Sha’ul?” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “They are going to surrender you.”
1Sham 23:13 Then Dud and his men, about six hundred, arose and left Qau'ilah and went wherever they could go. And Sha’ul was informed that Dud had escaped from Qau'ilah, and he ceased to go out.
1Sham 23:14 And Dud remained in the wilderness, in strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the Wilderness of Ziph. And Sha’ul sought him every day, but Alahiym did not give him into his hand.
1Sham 23:15 And Dud saw that Sha’ul had come out to seek his life while Dud was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Charashah.
1Sham 23:16 And YahuNathan, Sha’ul’s son, arose and went to Dud at Charashah and strengthened his hand in Alahiym,
1Sham 23:17 and said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Sha’ul my father is not going to find you, and you are to reign over Yashara'Al, and I am to be next to you. Even my father Sha’ul knows that.”
1Sham 23:18 And they made a covenant before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And Dud remained at Charashah while YahuNathan went to his own house.
1Sham 23:19 And the Ziphiym came up to Sha’ul at Gab'auh, saying, “Is Dud not hiding with us in strongholds Charashah, in the hill of Chakilah, which is on the south of the wasteland?
1Sham 23:20 “And now, O sovereign, by all the desire of your being, come down, come down, and our part is to surrender him into the sovereign’s hand.”
1Sham 23:21 And Sha’ul said, “Blessed are you of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, for you have sympathy with me.
1Sham 23:22 “Please go, prepare yet further and find out and see the place where his hide-out is, who has seen him there. For I am told that he is very cunning.
1Sham 23:23 “So look, and learn all about the hiding places where he hides. And you shall come back to me with certainty, then I shall go with you. And it shall be, if he is in the land, that I shall search for him throughout all the clans of Yahudah.”
1Sham 23:24 And they rose up and went to Ziph before Sha’ul, while Dud and his men were in the Wilderness of Mau'un, in the desert plain on the south of the wasteland.
1Sham 23:25 And Sha’ul and his men went to seek him, and they informed Dud, so he went down to the rock, and remained in the Wilderness of Mau'un. And when Sha’ul heard this, he pursued Dud in the Wilderness of Mau'un.
1Sham 23:26 And Sha’ul went on one side of the mountain, and Dud and his men on the other side of the mountain. And Dud was hurrying to get away from Sha’ul, for Sha’ul and his men were surrounding Dud and his men to take them.
1Sham 23:27 Then a messenger came to Sha’ul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Phalashthiym have invaded the land!”
1Sham 23:28 So Sha’ul turned back from pursuing Dud, and went against the Phalashthiym. Therefore they called that place Salau Hamachlaquth.
1Sham 23:29 And Dud went up from there and remained in strongholds at Auin Gadiy.
1Sham 24:1 And it came to be, when Sha’ul had returned from pursuing the Phalashthiym, that it was reported to him, saying, “See, Dud is in the Wilderness of Auin Gadiy.”
1Sham 24:2 So Sha’ul took three thousand chosen men from all Yashara'Al, and went to seek Dud and his men on the Rocks of the Wild Goats.
1Sham 24:3 And he came to the sheepfolds, on the way, and there was a cave. And Sha’ul went in to relieve himself. Now Dud and his men were sitting in the sides of the cave.
1Sham 24:4 And the men of Dud said to him, “See, the day of which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to you, ‘See, I am giving your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it seems good to you!’ ” And Dud arose and gently cut off a corner of Sha’ul’s robe.
1Sham 24:5 And it came to be afterward that the heart of Dud smote him because he had cut the robe of Sha’ul.
1Sham 24:6 So he said to his men, “Far be it from me, by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that I should do this matter to my master, anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, to stretch out my hand against him, for he is the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”
1Sham 24:7 And Dud dispersed his servants with words, and did not allow them to rise against Sha’ul. And Sha’ul rose up from the cave and went on his way.
1Sham 24:8 And afterward Dud arose and went out of the cave, and called out to Sha’ul, saying, “My master the sovereign!” And when Sha’ul looked behind him, Dud bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.
1Sham 24:9 And Dud said to Sha’ul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘See, Dud seeks to do you evil’?
1Sham 24:10 “See, this day your eyes have seen that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave you today into my hand in the cave, and one said to slay you. But my eye pardoned you, and I said, ‘I do not stretch out my hand against my master, for he is the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.’
1Sham 24:11 “And my father, see! Yea, see the corner of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the corner of your robe, and did not slay you, know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, while you are hunting my life to take it.
1Sham 24:12 “Let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 judge between you and me, and let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 revenge me on you, but my hand is not against you.
1Sham 24:13 “As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Wrong comes from the wrongdoer.’ But my hand is not against you.
1Sham 24:14 “After whom has the sovereign of Yashara'Al come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?
1Sham 24:15 “And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall be judge, and rightly rule between you and me, and see and plead my case, and rightly rule me out of your hand.”
1Sham 24:16 And it came to be, when Dud had ended speaking these words to Sha’ul, that Sha’ul said, “Is this your voice, my son Dud?” So Sha’ul lifted up his voice and wept.
1Sham 24:17 And he said to Dud, “You are more righteous than I, for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.
1Sham 24:18 “And you have shown today how you have done good to me, for when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 surrendered me into your hand you did not slay me.
1Sham 24:19 “For if a man finds his enemy, shall he let him get away safely? And let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 reward you with good for what you have done to me today.
1Sham 24:20 “And now look, I know that you shall certainly reign, and that the reign of Yashara'Al shall be established in your hand.
1Sham 24:21 “And now, swear to me by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 that you do not cut off my seed after me, nor destroy my name from my father’s house.”
1Sham 24:22 And Dud swore to Sha’ul. Then Sha’ul went home, and Dud and his men went up to the stronghold.
1Sham 25:1 And Shamu'Al died, and all Yashara'Al gathered and mourned for him, and buried him at his home in Ramah. And Dud arose and went down into the Wilderness of Pharan.
1Sham 25:2 Now there was a man in Mau'un and his work was in Karmal, and the man was very great. And he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And he came to be shearing his sheep in Karmal.
1Sham 25:3 And the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abiygail. And she was a woman of good understanding and good-looking. But the man was hard and evil in his doings. And he was of Kalabu.
1Sham 25:4 And Dud heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. 1Sham 25:5 And Dud sent ten young men, and Dud said to the young men, “Go up to Karmal, and you shall come to Nabal, and greet him in my name,
1Sham 25:6 and say this, ‘Long life and peace to you! And peace to your house, and peace to all that you have!
1Sham 25:7 ‘And now, I have heard that you have shearers. Now your shepherds have been with us. We did not put them to shame, and not a speck of theirs was missing all the days they were in Karmal.
1Sham 25:8 ‘Ask your young men, and let them inform you. So let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a good day. Please give whatever comes to your hand to your servants and to your son Dud.’ ”
1Sham 25:9 And the young men of Dud came and spoke to Nabal according to all these words in the name of Dud, and waited.
1Sham 25:10 But Nabal answered the servants of Dud and said, “Who is Dud, and who is the son of Yashiy? The servants who are running away from their masters, have become many nowadays.
1Sham 25:11 “And shall I take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?”
1Sham 25:12 And the young men of Dud turned around on their way and went back, and came and reported to him all these words.
1Sham 25:13 And Dud said to his men, “Each one gird on his sword.” So they each girded on his sword, and Dud also girded on his sword. And about four hundred men went with Dud, and two hundred remained with the baggage.
1Sham 25:14 And one of the young men informed Abiygail, the wife of Nabal, saying, “See, Dud have sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, but he scoffed at them.
1Sham 25:15 “But the men were very good to us, and did not put us to shame, nor did we miss any item all the days we accompanied them, when we were in the fields.
1Sham 25:16 “They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the days we were with them tending the sheep.
1Sham 25:17 “And now, know and see what you should do, for evil has been resolved against our master, and against all his household, and he is too much of a son of Baliy'aul to speak to.”
1Sham 25:18 Then Abiygail made haste and took two hundred loaves, and two skins of wine, and five sheep made ready, five measures of roasted grain, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys.
1Sham 25:19 And she said to her servants, “Pass over before me. See, I am coming after you.” But she did not inform her husband Nabal.
1Sham 25:20 And it came to be, as she rode on the donkey, that she went down under cover of the hill, and there were Dud and his men, coming down toward her, and she met them.
1Sham 25:21 And Dud had said, “Only in vain have I protected all that this one has in the wilderness, so that not a speck was missing of all that belongs to him. And he has repaid me evil for good.
1Sham 25:22 “Let Alahiym do so, and more also, to the enemies of Dud, if I leave one male of all who belong to him by morning light.”
1Sham 25:23 And Abiygail saw Dud, and she hastened to come down from the donkey, and fell on her face before Dud, and bowed down to the ground,
1Sham 25:24 and fell at his feet and said, “On me, my master, let this crookedness be on me! And please let your female servant speak in your ears, and hear the words of your female servant.
1Sham 25:25 “Please, let not my master regard this man of Baliy'aul, Nabal. For as his name is, so is he: Nabal is his name, and folly is with him. But I, your female servant, did not see the young men of my master whom you sent.
1Sham 25:26 “And now my master, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives and as your being lives, since 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has withheld you from coming to bloodshed and from avenging yourself with your own hand, now then, let your enemies be as Nabal, even those seeking evil against my master.
1Sham 25:27 “And now this present which your female servant has brought to my master, let it be given to the young men who follow my master.
1Sham 25:28 “Please forgive the transgression of your female servant. For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is certainly making a steadfast house for my master, because my master fights the battles of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and evil is not found in you in all your days.
1Sham 25:29 “And if a man rises to pursue you and seek your life, and the life of my master has been bound in the bundle of the living with 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym, then the lives of your enemies He shall sling out, as from the pocket of a sling.
1Sham 25:30 “And it shall be, when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has done for my master according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and has appointed you ruler over Yashara'Al,
1Sham 25:31 do not let this be a staggering and stumbling of heart to my master, that you have shed blood without cause, or that my master has saved himself. And when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has done good to my master, then remember your female servant.”
1Sham 25:32 And Dud said to Abiygal, “Blessed be 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, who sent you to meet me today!
1Sham 25:33 “And blessed is your good taste, and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand.
1Sham 25:34 “Nevertheless, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al lives, who has kept me back from doing evil to you, if you had not hurried and come to meet me, not a male would have been left to Nabal by break of day, for certain.”
1Sham 25:35 And Dud received from her hand what she had brought him, and said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have listened to your voice and have accepted your face.”
1Sham 25:36 And Abiygail went to Nabal, and see, he was at a feast in his house, like the feast of a sovereign. And Nabal’s heart was glad within him, and he was exceedingly drunk. So she told him not a word, little or much, until morning light.
1Sham 25:37 And it came to be, in the morning, when the wine had gone from Nabal, and his wife had told him these matters, that his heart died within him, and he became like a stone.
1Sham 25:38 And it came to be in about ten days, that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 smote Nabal, and he died.
1Sham 25:39 And Dud heard that Nabal was dead, and he said, “Blessed be 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil! For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” And Dud sent and spoke to Abiygail, to take her as his wife.
1Sham 25:40 And when the servants of Dud had come to Abiygail at Karmalah, they spoke to her saying, “Dud sent us to you, to ask you to become his wife.”
1Sham 25:41 And she arose, bowed her face to the earth, and said, “Here is your female servant, a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my master.”
1Sham 25:42 And Abiygail hurried and rose, and rode on a donkey, with five of her female attendants. And she followed the messengers of Dud, and became his wife.
1Sham 25:43 Dud had also taken Achiy'na'aum of Yazarau'Al, and so both of them were his wives.
1Sham 25:44 But Sha’ul had given Miykal his daughter, Dud’s wife, to Phaltiy son of Lish, who was from Galiym.
1Sham 26:1 And the Ziphiym came to Sha’ul at Gab'authah, saying, “Is not Dud hiding himself in the hill of Chakilah, overlooking the wasteland?”
1Sham 26:2 And Sha’ul rose up and went down to the Wilderness of Ziph, and with him three thousand chosen men of Yashara'Al, to seek Dud in the Wilderness of Ziph.
1Sham 26:3 And Sha’ul encamped in the hill of Chakilah, overlooking the wasteland, by the way, while Dud was dwelling in the wilderness, and he saw that Sha’ul came after him into the wilderness.
1Sham 26:4 And Dud sent out spies, and learned that Sha’ul had indeed come.
1Sham 26:5 And Dud rose up and came to the place where Sha’ul had encamped. And Dud saw the place where Sha’ul lay, and Abnar son of Nar, the commander of his army. And Sha’ul was lying within the enclosure, with the people encamped all around him.
1Sham 26:6 And Dud spoke up and said to AchiyMalak the Chathiy and to Abiyshiy son of TsaruYah, brother of YahuAb, saying, “Who does go down with me to Sha’ul in the camp?” And Abiyshiy said, “I, I go down with you.”
1Sham 26:7 And Dud and Abiyshiy came to the people by night and saw Sha’ul lying asleep within the camp, with his spear stuck in the ground by his head, and Abnar and the people lay all around him.
1Sham 26:8 And Abiyshiy said to Dud, “Alahiym has surrendered your enemy into your hand this day. And now, please, let me smite him at once with the spear, right into the earth, and not a second time!”
1Sham 26:9 But Dud said to Abiyshiy, “Do not destroy him, for who shall stretch out his hand against the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and be guiltless?”
1Sham 26:10 Dud also said, “As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, except 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does smite him, or his day come that he shall die, or he shall go out to battle and perish,
1Sham 26:11 far be it from me, by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that I stretch out my hand against the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And now, please take the spear and the jug of water that are by his head, and let us go.”
1Sham 26:12 So Dud took the spear and the jug of water by Sha’ul’s head, and they went away. And no man saw it or knew it or awoke, for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had fallen on them.
1Sham 26:13 And Dud passed over to the other side, and stood on the top of a hill far away, a great distance being between them.
1Sham 26:14 And Dud called out to the people and to Abnar son of Nar, saying, “Do you not answer, Abnar?” And Abnar answered and said, “Who are you, calling out to the sovereign?”
1Sham 26:15 And Dud said to Abnar, “Are you not a man? And who is like you in Yashara'Al? Why then have you not guarded your master the sovereign? For one of the people came in to destroy your master the sovereign.
1Sham 26:16 “What you have done is not good. As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, you are worthy to die, because you have not guarded your master, the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And now see where the sovereign’s spear is, and the jug of water that was by his head.”
1Sham 26:17 And Sha’ul recognized Dud’s voice, and said, “Is that your voice, my son Dud?” And Dud said, “It is my voice, my master, O sovereign.”
1Sham 26:18 And he said, “Why is this that my master is pursuing his servant? For what have I done, or what evil is in my hand?
1Sham 26:19 “And now, please, let my master the sovereign hear the words of his servant: If 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has moved you against me, let Him accept an offering. But if it is the children of men, then they are cursed before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, for they have driven me out today that I should not join myself to the inheritance of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, ‘Go, serve other mighty ones.’
1Sham 26:20 “And now, do not let my blood fall to the earth before the face of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. For the sovereign of Yashara'Al has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains.”
1Sham 26:21 And Sha’ul said, “I have sinned. Come back, my son Dud. For no more am I going to do evil to you, because my life was precious in your eyes today. See, I have acted foolishly, and have greatly strayed.”
1Sham 26:22 And Dud answered and said, “See, the sovereign’s spear! And let one of the young men come over and get it.
1Sham 26:23 “And let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 reward every man for his righteousness and his trustworthiness, for this day 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave you into my hand, but I would not stretch out my hand against the anointed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
1Sham 26:24 “And see, as your life has been valued in my eyes today, so let my life be valued in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and let Him deliver me out of all distress.”
1Sham 26:25 And Sha’ul said to Dud, “Blessed are you, my son Dud, achieving much, and indeed prevailing!” Then Dud went on his way, and Sha’ul returned to his place.
1Sham 27:1 And Dud said in his heart, “Now I shall perish by the hand of Sha’ul, some day. There is naught better for me than to escape to the land of the Phalashthiym. Then Sha’ul shall give up searching for me any longer in any part of Yashara'Al, and I shall escape out of his hand.”
1Sham 27:2 So Dud rose up and passed over with the six hundred men who were with him to Akish son of Mau'uk, sovereign of Gath.
1Sham 27:3 And Dud dwelt with Akish at Gath, he and his men, each man with his household – Dud with his two wives, Achiy'na'aum the Yazrau'Aliyth, and Abiygail the Karmaliyth, Nabal’s widow.
1Sham 27:4 And it was reported to Sha’ul that Dud had fled to Gath, so he sought him no more.
1Sham 27:5 And Dud said to Akish, “If I have now found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, to dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?”
1Sham 27:6 And Akish gave him Tsaqlag that day. That is why Tsaqlag has belonged to the sovereigns of Yahudah to this day.
1Sham 27:7 And the time that Dud dwelt in the country of the Phalashthiym came to be a year and four months.
1Sham 27:8 And Dud and his men went up and raided the Gashuriy, and the Garziy, and the Aumalaqiy. For those nations were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as you go to Shur, even as far as the land of Matsriym.
1Sham 27:9 And when Dud had smitten the land, he left neither man nor woman alive, but took away sheep, and cattle, and donkeys, and camels, and garments, and returned and came to Akish.
1Sham 27:10 And Akish would say, “Where have you made a raid today?” And Dud would say, “Against the South of Yahudah, or against the South of the Yarachmaliy, or against the South of the Qainiy.”
1Sham 27:11 Dud did not keep alive man nor woman, to bring news to Gath, saying, “Lest they inform against us, saying, ‘Thus Dud did.’ ” And this was his practice all the days that he dwelt in the country of the Phalashthiym.
1Sham 27:12 And Akish trusted Dud, saying to himself, “He has indeed made himself a stench to his people in Yashara'Al, and has become my servant forever.”
1Sham 28:1 And it came to be in those days that the Phalashthiym gathered their armies for battle, to fight with Yashara'Al. And Akish said to Dud, “You know, of course, that you are to go out with me in the army, you and your men.”
1Sham 28:2 And Dud said to Akish, “Very well, you shall know what your servant should do.” And Akish said to Dud, “Very well, I make you one of my chief guardians forever.”
1Sham 28:3 And Shamu'Al had died, and all Yashara'Al had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, in his own city. And Sha’ul had put away the mediums and the spiritists from the land.
1Sham 28:4 And the Phalashthiym were gathered, and came and encamped at Shunam. And Sha’ul gathered all Yashara'Al, and they encamped at Galbau.
1Sham 28:5 And when Sha’ul saw the army of the Phalashthiym, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly.
1Sham 28:6 And Sha’ul inquired of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not answer him, either by dreams or by A'uriym or by the prophets.
1Sham 28:7 Sha’ul then said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, to go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Look, there is a woman who is a medium at Auin Dur.”
1Sham 28:8 And Sha’ul disguised himself and put on other garments, and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Please divine for me, and bring up for me the one I shall name.”
1Sham 28:9 But the woman said to him, “Look, you know what Sha’ul has done, how he has cut off the mediums and the spiritists from the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to put me to death?”
1Sham 28:10 And Sha’ul swore to her by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, no punishment comes upon you for this matter.”
1Sham 28:11 And the woman said, “Whom do I bring up for you?” So he said, “Bring up Shamu'Al for me.”
1Sham 28:12 And when the woman saw Shamu'Al, she cried out with a loud voice. And the woman spoke to Sha’ul, saying, “Why have you deceived me? You yourself are Sha’ul!”
1Sham 28:13 And the sovereign said to her, “Do not be afraid. What did you see?” And the woman said to Sha’ul, “I saw a spirit coming up out of the earth.”
1Sham 28:14 And he said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is covered with a mantle.” And Sha’ul knew that it was Shamu'Al, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did obeisance.
1Sham 28:15 And Shamu'Al said to Sha’ul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Sha’ul answered, “I am deeply distressed, for the Phalashthiym are fighting against me, and Alahiym has turned aside from me and does not answer me any more, neither by prophets nor by dreams. So I have called you, to reveal to me what I should do.”
1Sham 28:16 Then Shamu'Al said, “And why do you ask me, seeing 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has turned aside from you and has become your enemy?
1Sham 28:17 “And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has done for Himself as He spoke by me. For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has torn the reign out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, to Dud.
1Sham 28:18 “Because you did not obey the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 nor execute His burning wrath upon Aumalaq, therefore 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has done this matter to you today.
1Sham 28:19 “Further, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 also gives Yashara'Al with you into the hand of the Phalashthiym. And tomorrow you and your sons are with me. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 also gives the army of Yashara'Al into the hand of the Phalashthiym.”
1Sham 28:20 And immediately Sha’ul fell on the ground, his complete length, and greatly feared because of the words of Shamu'Al. And there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no food all day or all night.
1Sham 28:21 And the woman came to Sha’ul and saw that he had been greatly disturbed, and said to him, “See, your female servant has obeyed your voice, and I have put my life in my hands and has listened to the words which you spoke to me.
1Sham 28:22 “And now, please listen to the voice of your female servant too, and let me set a piece of bread before you. And eat, so that you have strength when you go on your way.”
1Sham 28:23 But he refused and said, “I am not going to eat.” But his servants, together with the woman, urged him. And he listened to their voice. So he rose from the ground and sat on the bed.
1Sham 28:24 And the woman had a fatted calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it. And she took flour and kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread from it.
1Sham 28:25 And she brought it before Sha’ul and his servants. And they ate, and rose up and went away that night.
1Sham 29:1 And the Phalashthiym gathered all their armies at Aphaqah, while Yashara'Al encamped by a fountain which is in Yazarau'Al.
1Sham 29:2 And the princes of the Phalashthiym were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, and Dud and his men were passing on in the rear with Akish.
1Sham 29:3 And the princes of the Phalashthiym said, “Who are these Hebrews?” And Akish said to the princes of the Phalashthiym, “Is this not Dud, the servant of Sha’ul sovereign of Yashara'Al, who has been with me these days, or these years? And to this day I have found no evil in him since he came over.”
1Sham 29:4 But the princes of the Phalashthiym were wroth with him, and the princes of the Phalashthiym said to him, “Send the man back, let him return to the place which you have appointed for him, and do not let him go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become our adversary. For with what could he appease his master, if not with the heads of these men?
1Sham 29:5 “Is this not Dud, of whom they sang to each other in dances, saying, ‘Sha’ul smote his thousands, and Dud his ten thousands’?”
1Sham 29:6 And Akish called Dud and said to him, “As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, you have been straight, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army is good in my eyes. For to this day I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming to me. But in the eyes of the princes you are not good.
1Sham 29:7 “And now, return, and go in peace, and do no evil in the eyes of the princes of the Phalashthiym.”
1Sham 29:8 And Dud said to Akish, “But what have I done? And to this day what have you found in your servant as long as I have been with you, that I should not go and fight against the enemies of my master the sovereign?”
1Sham 29:9 But Akish answered and said to Dud, “I know that you are as good in my eyes as a messenger of Alahiym, but the princes of the Phalashthiym have said, ‘Let him not go up with us to the battle.’
1Sham 29:10 “And now, rise early in the morning with your master’s servants who have come with you. And as soon as you are up early in the morning and have light, then go.”
1Sham 29:11 And Dud and his men rose up early to go in the morning, to return to the land of the Phalashthiym, and the Phalashthiym went up to Yazarau'Al.
1Sham 30:1 And it came to be, when Dud and his men came to Tsaqlag, on the third day, that the Aumalaqiy had invaded the South and Tsaqlag, and smote Tsaqlag and burned it with fire.
1Sham 30:2 And they took captive the women and those who were there, from small to great. They did not kill anyone, but they led them away and went their way.
1Sham 30:3 And Dud and his men came to the city and saw it burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.
1Sham 30:4 And Dud and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
1Sham 30:5 And Dud’s two wives, Achiy'na'aum the Yazarau'Aliyth, and Abiygail the widow of Nabal the Karmaliy, had been taken captive.
1Sham 30:6 And Dud was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the being of all the people was grieved, each for his sons and his daughters. But Dud strengthened himself in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 his Alahiym.
1Sham 30:7 And Dud said to Abiythar the priest, son of AchiyMalak, “Please bring the shoulder garment here to me.” So Abiythar brought the shoulder garment to Dud.
1Sham 30:8 And Dud inquired of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “Do I pursue this band? Do I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall certainly overtake them, and certainly rescue.”
1Sham 30:9 So Dud went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the valley Bashur, where a halt was made by those who were left behind,
1Sham 30:10 while Dud pursued, he and four hundred men – for two hundred halted, who were too faint to pass over the valley Bashur.
1Sham 30:11 And they found a man in the field, a Matsriy, and took him to Dud. And they gave him bread and he ate, and they let him drink water,
1Sham 30:12 and gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. And when he had eaten, his strength came back to him, for he had not eaten bread nor drunk water for three days and three nights.
1Sham 30:13 And Dud said to him, “To whom do you belong, and where are you from?” And he said, “I am a young man from Matsriy, servant of an Aumalaq. And my master left me behind, for I had been sick three days.
1Sham 30:14 “We attacked the south of the Karathiy and against that which belongs to Yahudah, and upon the south of Kalab, and we burned Tsaqlag with fire.”
1Sham 30:15 And Dud said to him, “Could you bring me down to this marauding band?” And he said, “Swear to me by Alahiym that you neither kill me nor surrender me into the hands of my master, then I bring you down to this marauding band.”
1Sham 30:16 And he brought him down and saw they were spread out over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil which they had taken from the land of the Phalashthiym and from the land of Yahudah.
1Sham 30:17 And Dud smote them from twilight until the evening of the next day. And none of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.
1Sham 30:18 And Dud rescued all that the Aumalaqiy had taken. Dud also rescued his two wives.
1Sham 30:19 And there was none missing to them, whether small or great, whether sons or daughters, or spoil or whatever they had taken from them. Dud recovered all.
1Sham 30:20 Besides, Dud captured all the flocks and herds they had driven before those livestock, and they said, “This is Dud’s spoil.”
1Sham 30:21 And Dud came to the two hundred men who were too faint to follow Dud, who had also been left at the valley Bashur. And they went out to meet Dud and to meet the people who were with him. And when Dud came near the people, he greeted them.
1Sham 30:22 And all the evil and worthless men of those who went with Dud answered and said, “Because they did not go with us, we do not give them any of the spoil that we have rescued, except for every man’s wife and children, and let them take them and go.”
1Sham 30:23 But Dud said, “My brothers, do not do so with what 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given us, who has protected us and gave into our hand the band that came against us.
1Sham 30:24 “And who would listen to you in this matter? For as his portion is who goes down to the battle, so is his portion who remains with the baggage, they share alike.”
1Sham 30:25 And it came to be, from that day forward, he appointed it for a law and a right-ruling for Yashara'Al to this day.
1Sham 30:26 And when Dud came to Tsaqlag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Yahudah, to his friends, saying, “Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,”
1Sham 30:27 to those in Biyth Al, and to those in Ramuth of the South, and to those in Yathar,
1Sham 30:28 and to those in Aur'aur, and to those in Shaphmuth, and to those in Ashthamau,
1Sham 30:29 and to those in Rakal, and to those in the cities of the Yarachmaliy, and to those in the cities of the Qainiy,
1Sham 30:30 and to those in Charmah, and to those in Kur'aushan, and to those in Authak,
1Sham 30:31 and to those in Chabrun, and to all the places where Dud had gone up and down, he and his men.
1Sham 31:1 And the Phalashthiym were fighting against Yashara'Al, and the men of Yashara'Al fled from before the Phalashthiym, and fell slain on Mount Galbau.
1Sham 31:2 And the Phalashthiym followed hard after Sha’ul and his sons. And the Phalashthiym smote YahuNathan, and Abiynadab, and Malkiyshua, sons of Sha’ul.
1Sham 31:3 And the battle went hard against Sha’ul, and the archers hit him, so that he was severely wounded by the archers.
1Sham 31:4 And Sha’ul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised men come and thrust me through and roll themselves on me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. So Sha’ul took the sword and fell on it.
1Sham 31:5 And when his armor-bearer saw that Sha’ul was dead, he also fell on his sword, and died with him.
1Sham 31:6 Thus Sha’ul died, and three of his sons, and his armor-bearer, also all his men, together on that day.
1Sham 31:7 And they saw – the men of Yashara'Al who were beyond the valley, and those who were beyond the Yardan – that the men of Yashara'Al had fled and that Sha’ul and his sons were dead. So they forsook the cities and fled, and the Phalashthiym came and dwelt in them.
1Sham 31:8 And the next day it came to be, when the Phalashthiym came to strip the slain, that they found Sha’ul and his three sons fallen on Mount Galbau.
1Sham 31:9 And they cut off his head and stripped off his armor, and sent word throughout the land of the Phalashthiym, to announce it in the house of their idols and to the people.
1Sham 31:10 And they placed his armor in the house of the Aushtharuth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Biyth Shan.
1Sham 31:11 And the inhabitants of Yabiysh Gal'aud heard what the Phalashthiym had done to Sha’ul,
1Sham 31:12 and all the brave men arose and went all night, and took the body of Sha’ul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Biyth Shan. And they came to Yabiysh and burned them there.
1Sham 31:13 And they took their bones and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Yabiysh, and fasted for seven days.