Bible: 1 Samuel 23:6-13

David Eludes Saul Again

23:6 Now when Abiathar son of Ahimelech had fled to David at Keilah, he had brought with him an ephod. 1  23:7 When Saul was told that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, “God has delivered 2  him into my hand, for he has boxed himself into a corner by entering a city with two barred gates.” 3  23:8 So Saul mustered all his army to go down to Keilah and besiege David and his men. 4 

23:9 When David realized that Saul was planning to harm him, 5  he told Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod! 23:10 Then David said, “O Lord God of Israel, your servant has clearly heard that Saul is planning 6  to come to Keilah to destroy the city because of me. 23:11 Will the leaders of Keilah deliver me into his hand? Will Saul come down as your servant has heard? O Lord God of Israel, please inform your servant!”

Then the Lord said, “He will come down.” 23:12 David asked, “Will the leaders of Keilah deliver me and my men into Saul’s hand?” The Lord said, “They will deliver you over.”

23:13 So David and his men, who numbered about six hundred, set out and left Keilah; they moved around from one place to another. 7  When told that David had escaped from Keilah, Saul called a halt to his expedition.

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