1 David left there and took refuge in the Cave of Adullam; his brothers and his father's whole family heard this and joined him there.
Ps 57:1-11 1Chr 11:15 Josh 12:15 Josh 15:35 Ps 142:1-7 1Sam 21:10-15 2Sam 23:13-14
2 All those in distress, all those in debt, all those who had a grievance, gathered round him and he became their leader. There were about four hundred men with him.
1Sam 25:13 1Sam 30:6 1Sam 30:22-24 Ps 72:12-14 1Sam 1:10 1Sam 9:16 1Sam 23:13
3 From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, 'Allow my father and mother to stay with you until I know what God intends to do for me.'
1Sam 3:18 1Sam 14:47 1Tim 5:4 2Sam 15:25-26 Exod 20:12 Gen 47:11 Judg 11:29
4 He left them with the king of Moab and there they stayed all the time that David was in the stronghold.
1Chr 12:16 1Chr 21:9 1Chr 29:29 1Sam 23:1-6 2Chr 29:25 2Sam 23:13-14 2Sam 24:11
5 The prophet Gad, however, said to David, 'Do not stay in the stronghold; leave and make your way into the territory of Judah.' David then left and went to the forest of Hereth.
1Chr 21:9 1Chr 29:29 2Chr 29:25 2Sam 24:11
6 When Saul heard that David and the men with him had been discovered, Saul was at Gibeah, seated under the tamarisk on the high place, spear in hand, with all his staff standing round him.
1Sam 18:10 1Sam 19:9 1Sam 20:33 Gen 21:33 Judg 4:5
7 'Listen, Benjaminites!' said Saul to them, 'Is the son of Jesse going to give you all fields and vineyards and make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds
1Kgs 12:16 1Sam 8:11-12 1Sam 8:14-15 1Sam 18:14 1Sam 20:27 1Sam 20:30 1Sam 22:9
8 that you all conspire against me? No one warned me when my son made a pact with the son of Jesse; none of you felt sorry for me or warned me when my son incited my servant to become my enemy, as he is now.'
1Sam 18:3 1Sam 23:21 1Sam 20:2 1Sam 20:8 1Sam 20:13-17 1Sam 20:30-34 1Sam 20:42
9 Then, up spoke Doeg the Edomite, who was in command of Saul's staff, 'I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech son of Ahitub.
Ps 52:1-9 1Sam 14:3 1Sam 21:1-15 Ezek 22:9 Matt 26:59-61 Prov 19:5 Prov 29:12
10 That man consulted Yahweh on his behalf, gave him provisions and also the sword of Goliath the Philistine.'
Num 27:21 1Sam 23:2 1Sam 23:4 1Sam 30:8 1Sam 10:22 1Sam 21:6-9 1Sam 22:13
11 The king then sent for the priest Ahimelech son of Ahitub and his whole family, the priests of Nob; they all came to the king.
12 Saul said, 'Now listen, son of Ahitub!' He replied, 'Here I am, my lord.'
1Sam 22:7 1Sam 22:13 2Sam 9:6 Isa 65:1
13 'Why have you conspired against me,' said Saul, 'you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and consulting God on his behalf, for him to rebel against me as is now the case?'
1Sam 22:8 Amos 7:10 Luke 23:2-5 Ps 119:69
14 Ahimelech replied to the king, 'Of all those in your service, who is more loyal than David son-in-law to the king, captain of your bodyguard, honoured in your household?
1Sam 19:4-5 1Sam 20:32 1Sam 17:25 1Sam 18:13 1Sam 18:27 1Sam 21:2 1Sam 22:13
15 Was today the first time I ever consulted God on his behalf? Indeed it was not! The king has no grounds for bringing any charge against his servant or against his whole family, for your servant knew nothing whatever about all this.'
1Sam 25:36 1Pet 3:16-17 2Cor 1:12 2Sam 15:11 Gen 20:5-6
16 The king retorted, 'You must die, Ahimelech, you and your whole family.'
1Kgs 18:4 1Kgs 19:2 1Sam 14:44 1Sam 20:31 Acts 12:19 Dan 2:5 Dan 2:12
17 The king said to the scouts who were standing round him, 'Forward! and put the priests of Yahweh to death, for they too are on David's side, they knew that he was escaping, yet did not warn me of it.' The king's professional soldiers, however, would not lift a hand to strike the priests of Yahweh.
Exod 1:17 1Kgs 1:5 1Kgs 18:4 1Sam 8:11 1Sam 14:45 1Sam 20:33 1Sam 22:13
18 The king then said to Doeg, 'Forward, you! Fall on the priests!' Doeg the Edomite stepped forward and fell on the priests, himself that day killing eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.
1Sam 2:18 1Sam 2:28 1Sam 2:30-33 1Sam 2:36 1Sam 3:12-14 2Chr 24:21 Acts 26:10-11
19 Nob, the town of the priests, Saul put to the sword: men and women, children and infants, cattle, donkeys and sheep.
1Sam 15:3 1Sam 15:9 1Sam 21:1 1Sam 22:9 1Sam 22:11 Hos 10:14 Isa 10:32
20 One son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub alone escaped. His name was Abiathar, and he fled away to join David.
1Sam 23:6 1Kgs 2:26-27 1Sam 30:7 1Sam 23:9 1Sam 2:33 1Sam 4:12 2Sam 20:25
21 When Abiathar told David that Saul had slaughtered the priests of Yahweh,
22 David said to Abiathar, 'I knew, that day when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would be sure to inform Saul. I am responsible for the death of all your kinsmen.
1Sam 21:1-9 Ps 44:22
23 Stay with me, do not be afraid, for he who seeks your life seeks mine; you will be safe with me.'
1Kgs 2:26 Heb 12:1-3 John 10:28-30 John 15:20 John 18:9 John 16:2-3 John 17:12