KJV 1SAM21 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek1SAM20.htm 1SAM22.htm
21:1 Then came [H935] David [H1732] to Nob [H5011] to Ahimelech [H288] the priest [H3548] : and Ahimelech [H288] was afraid [H2729] at the meeting [H7125] of David [H1732] , and said [H559] unto him, Why [art] thou alone, and no man [H376] with thee?
21:2 And David [H1732] said [H559] unto Ahimelech [H288] the priest [H3548] , The king [H4428] hath commanded [H6680] me a business [H1697] , and hath said [H559] unto me, Let no man [H376] know [H3045] any thing [H3972] of the business [H1697] whereabout I send [H7971] thee, and what I have commanded [H6680] thee: and I have appointed [H3045] [my] servants [H5288] to such [H6423] and such [H492] a place [H4725] .
21:3 Now therefore what is [H3426] under thine hand [H3027] ? give [H5414] [me] five [H2568] [loaves of] bread [H3899] in mine hand [H3027] , or what there is present [H4672] .(present: Heb. found)
21:4 And the priest [H3548] answered [H6030] David [H1732] , and said [H559] , [There is] no common [H2455] bread [H3899] under mine hand [H3027] , but there is [H3426] hallowed [H6944] bread [H3899] ; if the young men [H5288] have kept [H8104] themselves at least [H389] from women [H802] .
21:5 And David [H1732] answered [H6030] the priest [H3548] , and said [H559] unto him, Of a truth [H518] women [H802] [have been] kept [H6113] from us about these three [H8032] days [H8543] , since I came out [H3318] , and the vessels [H3627] of the young men [H5288] are holy [H6944] , and [the bread is] in a manner [H1870] common [H2455] , yea, though it were sanctified [H6942] this day [H3117] in the vessel [H3627] .(yea: or, especially when this day there is other sanctified in the vessel)
21:6 So the priest [H3548] gave [H5414] him hallowed [H6944] [bread]: for there was no bread [H3899] there but the shewbread [H3899] [H6440] , that was taken [H5493] from before [H6440] the LORD [H3068] , to put [H7760] hot [H2527] bread [H3899] in the day [H3117] when it was taken away [H3947] .
21:7 Now a certain man [H376] of the servants [H5650] of Saul [H7586] [was] there that day [H3117] , detained [H6113] before [H6440] the LORD [H3068] ; and his name [H8034] [was] Doeg [H1673] , an Edomite [H130] , the chiefest [H47] of the herdmen [H7462] that [belonged] to Saul [H7586] .
21:8 And David [H1732] said [H559] unto Ahimelech [H288] , And is there [H3426] not [H371] here under thine hand [H3027] spear [H2595] or sword [H2719] ? for I have neither brought [H3947] my sword [H2719] nor my weapons [H3627] with me [H3027] , because the king's [H4428] business [H1697] required [H1961] haste [H5169] .
21:9 And the priest [H3548] said [H559] , The sword [H2719] of Goliath [H1555] the Philistine [H6430] , whom thou slewest [H5221] in the valley [H6010] of Elah [H425] , behold, it [is here] wrapped [H3874] in a cloth [H8071] behind [H310] the ephod [H646] : if thou wilt take [H3947] that, take [H3947] [it]: for [there is] no other [H312] save [H2108] that here [H2088] . And David [H1732] said [H559] , [There is] none like that; give [H5414] it me.
21:10 And David [H1732] arose [H6965] , and fled [H1272] that day [H3117] for fear [H6440] of Saul [H7586] , and went [H935] to Achish [H397] the king [H4428] of Gath [H1661] .
21:11 And the servants [H5650] of Achish [H397] said [H559] unto him, [Is] not this David [H1732] the king [H4428] of the land [H776] ? did they not sing [H6030] one to another of him [H2088] in dances [H4246] , saying [H559] , Saul [H7586] hath slain [H5221] his thousands [H505] , and David [H1732] his ten thousands [H7233] ?
21:12 And David [H1732] laid up [H7760] these words [H1697] in his heart [H3824] , and was sore [H3966] afraid [H3372] of [H6440] Achish [H397] the king [H4428] of Gath [H1661] .
21:13 And he changed [H8138] his behaviour [H2940] before [H5869] them, and feigned himself mad [H1984] in their hands [H3027] , and scrabbled [H8427] on the doors [H1817] of the gate [H8179] , and let his spittle [H7388] fall down [H3381] upon his beard [H2206] .(scrabbled: or, made marks)
21:14 Then said [H559] Achish [H397] unto his servants [H5650] , Lo, ye see [H7200] the man [H376] is mad [H7696] : wherefore [then] have ye brought [H935] him to me?(is mad: or, playeth the mad man)
21:15 Have I need [H2638] of mad men [H7696] , that ye have brought [H935] this [fellow] to play the mad man [H7696] in my presence? shall this [fellow] come [H935] into my house [H1004] ?