1 David then got up and left, and Jonathan went back to the town.
1Sam 16:4 Isa 10:32 Neh 11:32 1Sam 14:3 Mark 2:26 1Sam 22:9-19
2 David then went to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech came out trembling to meet David and said, 'Why are you alone? Why is nobody with you?'
1Kgs 13:18 1Sam 19:17 1Sam 22:22 Col 3:9 Gal 2:12 Gen 27:20 Gen 27:24
3 David replied to Ahimelech the priest, 'The king has given me an order and said to me, "Do not let anyone know anything about the mission on which I am sending you, or about the order which I have given you." I have arranged to meet the guards at such and such a place.
1Sam 21:4 Isa 3:6 Judg 9:29
4 Meanwhile, if you have five loaves of bread to hand, give them to me, or whatever there is.'
Exod 19:15 Exod 25:30 Matt 12:3-4 Lev 24:5-9 1Cor 7:5 1Sam 21:6 Zech 7:3
5 The priest replied to David, 'I have no ordinary bread to hand; there are only consecrated loaves of permanent offering -- provided that the men have kept themselves from women?'
1Pet 3:17 1Thess 4:3-4 2Tim 2:20-21 Acts 9:15 Lev 8:26 Lev 24:9
6 David replied to the priest, 'Certainly, women have been forbidden to us, as always when I set off on a campaign. The men's things are clean. Though this is a profane journey, they are certainly clean today as far as their things are concerned.'
Luke 6:3-4 Matt 12:3-4 Lev 24:5-9 Mark 2:25-27
7 The priest then gave him what had been consecrated, for the only bread there was the loaves of permanent offering, which is taken out of Yahweh's presence, to be replaced by warm bread on the day when it is removed.
1Sam 22:9 1Chr 27:29 Ps 52:1-9 1Sam 11:5 1Sam 14:47 2Chr 26:10 Acts 21:26-27
8 Now one of Saul's servants happened to be there that day, detained in Yahweh's presence; his name was Doeg the Edomite and he was the strongest of Saul's shepherds.
9 David then said to Ahimelech, 'Have you no spear or sword here to hand? I did not bring either my sword or my weapons with me, because the king's business was urgent.'
1Sam 17:2 1Sam 17:50-54 1Sam 31:10 Exod 28:6-14
10 The priest replied, 'The sword of Goliath the Philistine whom you killed in the Valley of the Terebinth is here, wrapped in a piece of clothing behind the ephod; if you care to take it, do so, for that is the only one here.' David said, 'There is nothing like that one; give it to me.'
1Kgs 19:3 1Sam 27:1-2 Jer 26:21 Ps 34:1-22
11 David journeyed on and that day fled out of Saul's reach, going to Achish king of Gath.
1Sam 29:5 1Sam 16:1 1Sam 18:7-8 Ps 56:1-13
12 Achish's servants said to him, 'Is not this David, the king of the country? Was it not of him that they sang as they danced: Saul has killed his thousands, and David his tens of thousands?'
Luke 2:19 1Sam 21:10 Gen 12:11-13 Gen 26:7 Luke 2:51 Ps 34:4 Ps 56:3
13 David pondered on these words and became very frightened of Achish king of Gath.
Eccl 7:7 Ps 34:1-22 Prov 29:25
14 When their eyes were on him, he played the madman and, when they held him, he feigned lunacy. He drummed his feet on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard.
15 Achish said to his servants, 'You can see that this man is mad. Why bring him to me?
16 Have I not enough madmen, without your bringing me this one to weary me with his antics? Is he to join my household?'