5 aThe prophet Gad said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.
6 Then Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered. Now aSaul was sitting in Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.
7 Saul said to his servants who stood around him, “Hear now, O Benjamites! Will the son of Jesse also give to all of you fields and vineyards? aWill he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
8 “For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who 1discloses to me awhen my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you bwho is sorry for me or 1discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in ambush, as it is this day.”
12 Saul said, “Listen now, son of Ahitub.” And he 1answered, “Here I am, my lord.”
13 Saul then said to him, “Why have you and the son of Jesse conspired against me, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he would rise up against me aby lying in ambush as it is this day?”
15 “Did I just begin ato inquire of God for him today? Far be it from me! bDo not let the king impute anything to his servant or to any of the household of my father, for your servant knows nothing 1at all of this whole affair.”
17 And athe king said to the 1guards who were attending him, “Turn around and put the priests of the Lord to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not 2reveal it to me.” But the bservants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to 3attack the priests of the Lord.
18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn around and 1attack the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned around and 2attacked the priests, and ahe killed that day eighty-five men bwho wore the linen ephod.
19 And ahe struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword.
22 Then David said to Abiathar, “I knew on that day, when aDoeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have brought about the death of every person in your father’s household.
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