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1 Samuel 20:1-42
1. David ran away from the camps at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked him, "What have I done wrong? What is my crime? Why is your father trying to kill me?"
2. Jonathan answered, "That can't be true! My father isn't trying to kill you. My father doesn't do anything without first telling me. It doesn't matter how important it is, my father always tells me. Why would my father refuse to tell me that he wants to kill you? No, it is not true!"
3. But David answered, "Your father knows very well that I am your friend. Your father said to himself, 'Jonathan must not know about it. If he knows, he will tell David.' But as surely as you and the Lord are alive, I am very close to death."
4. Jonathan said to David, "I will do anything you want me to do."
5. Then David said, "Look, tomorrow is the New Moon celebration. I am supposed to eat with the king, but let me hide in the field until the evening.
6. If your father notices I am gone, tell him, 'David wanted to go home to Bethlehem. His family is having its own feast for this monthly sacrifice. David asked me to let him run down to Bethlehem and join his family.'
7. If your father says, 'Fine,' then I am safe. But if your father becomes angry, you will know that he wants to hurt me.
8. Jonathan, be kind to me. I am your servant. You have made an agreement with me before the Lord. If I am guilty, you may kill me yourself, but don't take me to your father."
9. Jonathan answered, "No, never! If I learn that my father plans to hurt you, I will warn you."
10. David said, "Who will warn me if your father says bad things to you?"
11. Then Jonathan said, "Come, let's go out into the field." So Jonathan and David went together into the field.
12. Jonathan said to David, "I make this promise before the Lord, the God of Israel. I promise that I will learn how my father feels about you. I will learn if he feels good about you or not. Then, in three days, I will send a message to you in the field.
13. If my father wants to hurt you, I will let you know. I will let you leave in safety. May the Lord punish me if I don't do this. May the Lord be with you as he has been with my father.
14. As long as I live, show me the same kindness the Lord does. And if I die, never stop showing this kindness to my family. Be faithful to us, even when the Lord destroys all your enemies from the earth."
16. So Jonathan made this agreement with David and his family, and he asked the Lord to hold them responsible for keeping it.
17. Jonathan loved David as himself, and because of this love, he asked David to repeat this agreement for himself.
18. Jonathan said to David, "Tomorrow is the New Moon celebration. Your seat will be empty, so my father will see that you are gone.
19. On the third day go to the same place you hid when this trouble began. Wait by that hill.
20. On the third day I will go to that hill and shoot three arrows as if I am shooting at a target.
21. Then I will tell the boy to go find the arrows. If everything is fine, I will tell the boy, 'You went too far! The arrows are closer to me. Come back and get them.' If I say that, you can come out of hiding. I promise, as surely as the Lord lives, you are safe. There is no danger.
22. But if there is trouble, I will say to the boy, 'The arrows are farther away. Go get them.' If I say that, you must leave. The Lord is sending you away.
23. Remember this agreement between you and me. The Lord is our witness forever."
24. Then David hid in the field. The time for the New Moon celebration came, and the king sat down to eat.
25. He sat next to the wall where he usually sat, and Jonathan sat across from him. Abner sat next to Saul, but David's place was empty.
26. That day Saul said nothing. He thought, "Maybe something happened to David so that he is not clean. "
27. On the next day, the second day of the month, David's place was empty again. Then Saul said to his son Jonathan, "Why didn't Jesse's son come to the New Moon celebration yesterday or today?"
28. Jonathan answered, "David asked me to let him go to Bethlehem.
29. He said, 'Let me go. Our family is having a sacrifice in Bethlehem. My brother ordered me to be there. Now if I am your friend, please let me go and see my brothers.' That is why David has not come to the king's table."
30. Saul was very angry with Jonathan and said to him, "You son of a twisted, rebellious woman! I know that you have chosen to support that son of Jesse—it will bring shame to you and to your mother.
31. As long as Jesse's son lives, you will never be king and have a kingdom. Now, bring David to me! He is a dead man."
32. Jonathan asked his father, "Why should David be killed? What did he do wrong?"
33. But Saul threw his spear at Jonathan and tried to kill him. So Jonathan knew that his father wanted very much to kill David.
34. Jonathan became angry and left the table. He was so upset and angry with his father that he refused to eat any food on the second day of the festival. He was angry because Saul humiliated him and because Saul wanted to kill David.
35. The next morning Jonathan went out to the field to meet David as they had agreed. Jonathan brought a little boy with him.
36. He said to the boy, "Run. Go find the arrows I shoot." The boy began to run, and Jonathan shot the arrows over his head.
37. The boy ran to the place where the arrows fell, but Jonathan called, "The arrows are farther away."
38. Then he shouted, "Hurry! Go get them. Don't just stand there." The boy picked up the arrows and brought them back to his master.
39. The boy knew nothing about what went on. Only Jonathan and David knew.
40. Jonathan gave his bow and arrows to the boy and told him to go back to town.
41. When the boy left, David came out from his hiding place on the other side of the hill. David gave a formal greeting by bowing to the ground three times to show his respect for Jonathan. But then David and Jonathan kissed each other and cried together. It was a very sad goodbye, especially for David.
42. Then Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace. We have taken an oath in the Lord's name to be friends forever. We have asked the Lord to be a witness between us and our descendants forever."

1 Samuel 21:1-15
1. Then David left and Jonathan went back to the town. David went to the town named Nob to see Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech went out to meet David. He was afraid of David and asked, "Why are you alone? Why isn't anyone with you?"
2. David answered him, "The king gave me a special order. He told me, 'Don't let anyone know about this mission. No one must know what I told you to do.' I told my men where to meet me.
3. Now, what food do you have with you? Give me five loaves of bread or whatever you have to eat."
4. The priest said to David, "I don't have any ordinary bread here, but I do have some of the Holy Bread. Your officers can eat it if they have not had sexual relations with any women."
5. David answered the priest, "We have not been with any women. My men keep their bodies holy every time we go out to fight, even on ordinary missions. And this is especially true today."
6. There was no bread except the Holy Bread, so the priest gave David that bread. This was the bread that the priests put on the holy table before the Lord. Each day they took this bread away and put fresh bread in its place.
7. One of Saul's officers was there that day. He was Doeg the Edomite, the leader of Saul's shepherds. He had been kept there before the Lord.
8. David asked Ahimelech, "Do you have a spear or sword here? The king's business is very important. I had to leave quickly, and I didn't bring my sword or any other weapon."
9. The priest answered, "The only sword here is the sword of Goliath the Philistine. It is the sword you took from him when you killed him in the Valley of Elah. That sword is behind the ephod, wrapped in a cloth. You may take it if you want to." David said, "Goliath's sword—there's not another one like it. Give it to me."
10. That day David ran away from Saul and went to King Achish of Gath.
11. Achish's officers said, "Isn't this David, the king of the land of Israel? He is the one the Israelites sing about. They dance and sing this song about him: "Saul has killed thousands of enemies, but David has killed tens of thousands."
12. David paid close attention to what they said. He was afraid of King Achish of Gath,
13. so he pretended to be crazy in front of Achish and his officers. While David was with them, he acted like a crazy man. He spat on the doors of the gate. He let spit fall down his beard.
14. Achish said to his officers, "Look at the man! He is crazy. Why did you bring him to me?
15. I have enough crazy men. I don't need you to bring this man to my house to act crazy in front of me. Don't let this man come into my house again."

Psalms 59:1-5
1. To the director: To the tune of "Don't Destroy." A miktam of David from the time Saul sent people to watch David's house to try to kill him. God, save me from my enemies. Protect me from those who stand against me.
2. Save me from those who do wrong. Save me from those murderers.
3. Look, powerful men are waiting for me. They are waiting to kill me, even though I did not sin or commit a crime.
4. I have done nothing wrong, but they are rushing to attack me. Lord, come and see for yourself!
5. You are the Lord God All-Powerful, the God of Israel! Get up and punish them. Don't show any mercy to those traitors. Selah

Proverbs 15:31-33
31. To be counted among the wise, you must learn to accept helpful criticism.
32. If you refuse to be corrected, you are only hurting yourself. Listen to criticism, and you will gain understanding.
33. Wisdom teaches you to respect the Lord. You must be humbled before you can be honored.

Luke 24:36-53
36. While the two men were saying these things to the other followers, Jesus himself came and stood among them. He said to them, "Peace be with you."
37. This surprised the followers. They were afraid. They thought they were seeing a ghost.
38. But Jesus said, "Why are you troubled? Why do you doubt what you see?
39. Look at my hands and my feet. It's really me. Touch me. You can see that I have a living body; a ghost does not have a body like this."
40. After Jesus told them this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
41. The followers were amazed and very, very happy to see that Jesus was alive. They still could not believe what they saw. He said to them, "Do you have any food here?"
42. They gave him a piece of cooked fish.
43. While the followers watched, he took the fish and ate it.
44. Jesus said to them, "Remember when I was with you before? I said that everything written about me must happen—everything written in the Law of Moses, the books of the prophets, and the Psalms."
45. Then Jesus helped the followers understand these Scriptures about him.
46. Jesus said to them, "It is written that the Christ would be killed and rise from death on the third day.
47. You saw these things happen—you are witnesses. You must go and tell people that they must change and turn to God, which will bring them his forgiveness. You must start from Jerusalem and tell this message in my name to the people of all nations.
49. Remember that I will send you the one my Father promised. Stay in the city until you are given that power from heaven."
50. Jesus led his followers out of Jerusalem almost to Bethany. He raised his hands and blessed his followers.
51. While he was blessing them, he was separated from them and carried into heaven.
52. They worshiped him and went back to Jerusalem very happy.
53. They stayed at the Temple all the time, praising God.