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May 10


1 Samuel 22:1-23
1. David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him.
2. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became captain over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.
3. And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother stay with you, till I know what God will do for me."
4. And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
5. Then the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah." So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.
6. Now Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. Saul was sitting at Gibeah under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him.
7. And Saul said to his servants who stood about him, "Hear now, people of Benjamin; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds,
8. that all of you have conspired against me? No one discloses to me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is sorry for me or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day."
9. Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub,
10. and he inquired of the LORD for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine."
11. Then the king sent to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were at Nob, and all of them came to the king.
12. And Saul said, "Hear now, son of Ahitub." And he answered, "Here I am, my lord."
13. And Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he has risen against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?"
14. Then Ahimelech answered the king, "And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and captain over your bodyguard, and honored in your house?
15. Is today the first time that I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, much or little."
16. And the king said, "You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's house."
17. And the king said to the guard who stood about him, "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me." But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
18. Then the king said to Doeg, "You turn and strike the priests." And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, and he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod.
19. And Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; both man and woman, child and infant, ox, donkey and sheep, he put to the sword.
20. But one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.
21. And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
22. And David said to Abiathar, "I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have occasioned the death of all the persons of your father's house.
23. Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping."

1 Samuel 23:1-29
1. Now they told David, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors."
2. Therefore David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah."
3. But David's men said to him, "Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?"
4. Then David inquired of the LORD again. And the LORD answered him, "Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand."
5. And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
6. When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand.
7. Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, "God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars."
8. And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
9. David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."
10. Then said David, "O LORD, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city on my account.
11. Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, the God of Israel, please tell your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down."
12. Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you."
13. Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition.
14. And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.
15. David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.
16. And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God.
17. And he said to him, "Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this."
18. And the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home.
19. Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon?
20. Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand."
21. And Saul said, "May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.
22. Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning.
23. See therefore and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you. And if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah."
24. And they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon.
25. And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
26. Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them,
27. a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land."
28. So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.
29. And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi.

Psalms 59:6-17
6. Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.
7. There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips- for "Who," they think, "will hear us?"
8. But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.
9. O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.
10. My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
11. Kill them not, lest my people forget; make them totter by your power and bring them down, O Lord, our shield!
12. For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,
13. consume them in wrath; consume them till they are no more, that they may know that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah
14. Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.
15. They wander about for food and growl if they do not get their fill.
16. But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

Proverbs 16:1-2
1. The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
2. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit.

John 1:1-28
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. He was in the beginning with God.
3. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.
8. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
9. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
11. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
12. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
13. who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
14. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15. ( John bore witness about him, and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'")
16. And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
17. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
19. And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
20. He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ."
21. And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."
22. So they said to him, "Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
23. He said, "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said."
24. (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.)
25. They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
26. John answered them, "I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know,
27. even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."
28. These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.