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1 Samuel 21 (WEBP)

[1] Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech came to meet David trembling, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no man with you?”
[2] David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has commanded me to do something, and has said to me, ‘Let no one know anything about the business about which I send you, and what I have commanded you. I have sent the young men to a certain place.’
[3] Now therefore what is under your hand? Please give me five loaves of bread in my hand, or whatever is available.”
[4] The priest answered David, and said, “I have no common bread, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.”
[5] David answered the priest, and said to him, “Truly, women have been kept from us as usual these three days. When I came out, the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was only a common journey. How much more then today shall their vessels be holy?”
[6] So the priest gave him holy bread; for there was no bread there but the show bread that was taken from before Yahweh, to be replaced with hot bread in the day when it was taken away.
[7] Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before Yahweh; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the best of the herdsmen who belonged to Saul.
[8] David said to Ahimelech, “Isn’t there here under your hand spear or sword? For I haven’t brought my sword or my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.”
[9] The priest said, “Behold, the sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you would like to take that, take it, for there is no other except that here.” David said, “There is none like that. Give it to me.”
[10] David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
[11] The servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David the king of the land? Didn’t they sing to one another about him in dances, saying, ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”
[12] David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
[13] He changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.
[14] Then Achish said to his servants, “Look, you see the man is insane. Why then have you brought him to me?
[15] Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Should this fellow come into my house?”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

1 Samuel 21 (KJVS)

[1] Then came H935 (8799) David H1732 to Nob H5011 to Ahimelech H288 the priest H3548: and Ahimelech H288 was afraid H2729 (8799) at the meeting H7125 (8800) of David H1732, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Why [art] thou alone, and no man H376 with thee?
[2] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto Ahimelech H288 the priest H3548, The king H4428 hath commanded H6680 (8765) me a business H1697, and hath said H559 (8799) unto me, Let no man H376 know H3045 (8799) any thing H3972 of the business H1697 whereabout I send H7971 (8802) thee, and what I have commanded H6680 (8765) thee: and I have appointed H3045 (8776) [my] servants H5288 to such H6423 and such H492 a place H4725.
[3] Now therefore what is H3426 under thine hand H3027? give H5414 (8798) [me] five H2568 [loaves of] bread H3899 in mine hand H3027, or what there is present H4672 (8737).
[4] And the priest H3548 answered H6030 (8799) David H1732, and said H559 (8799), [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 (8738) themselves at least H389 from women H802.
[5] And David H1732 answered H6030 (8799) the priest H3548, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Of a truth H518 women H802 [have been] kept H6113 (8803) from us about these three H8032 days H8543, since I came out H3318 (8800), 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 (8799) this day H3117 in the vessel H3627.
[6] So the priest H3548 gave H5414 (8799) him hallowed H6944 [bread]: for there was no bread H3899 there but the shewbread H3899 H6440, that was taken H5493 (8716) from before H6440 the LORD H3068, to put H7760 (8800) hot H2527 bread H3899 in the day H3117 when it was taken away H3947 (8736).
[7] Now a certain man H376 of the servants H5650 of Saul H7586 [was] there that day H3117, detained H6113 (8737) before H6440 the LORD H3068; and his name H8034 [was] Doeg H1673, an Edomite H130, the chiefest H47 of the herdmen H7462 (8802) that [belonged] to Saul H7586.
[8] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) 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 (8804) my sword H2719 nor my weapons H3627 with me H3027, because the king’s H4428 business H1697 required H1961 (8804) haste H5169 (8803).
[9] And the priest H3548 said H559 (8799), The sword H2719 of Goliath H1555 the Philistine H6430, whom thou slewest H5221 (8689) in the valley H6010 of Elah H425, behold, it [is here] wrapped H3874 (8803) in a cloth H8071 behind H310 the ephod H646: if thou wilt take H3947 (8799) that, take H3947 (8798) [it]: for [there is] no other H312 save H2108 that here H2088. And David H1732 said H559 (8799), [There is] none like that; give H5414 (8798) it me.
[10] And David H1732 arose H6965 (8799), and fled H1272 (8799) that day H3117 for fear H6440 of Saul H7586, and went H935 (8799) to Achish H397 the king H4428 of Gath H1661.
[11] And the servants H5650 of Achish H397 said H559 (8799) unto him, [Is] not this David H1732 the king H4428 of the land H776? did they not sing H6030 (8799) one to another of him H2088 in dances H4246, saying H559 (8800), Saul H7586 hath slain H5221 (8689) his thousands H505, and David H1732 his ten thousands H7233?
[12] And David H1732 laid up H7760 (8799) these words H1697 in his heart H3824, and was sore H3966 afraid H3372 (8799) of H6440 Achish H397 the king H4428 of Gath H1661.
[13] And he changed H8138 (8762) his behaviour H2940 before H5869 them, and feigned himself mad H1984 (8704) in their hands H3027, and scrabbled H8427 (8762) on the doors H1817 of the gate H8179, and let his spittle H7388 fall down H3381 (8686) upon his beard H2206.
[14] Then said H559 (8799) Achish H397 unto his servants H5650, Lo, ye see H7200 (8799) the man H376 is mad H7696 (8693): wherefore [then] have ye brought H935 (8686) him to me?
[15] Have I need H2638 of mad men H7696 (8794), that ye have brought H935 (8689) this [fellow] to play the mad man H7696 (8692) in my presence? shall this [fellow] come H935 (8799) into my house H1004?

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Samuel 21 (YLT)

[1] And David cometh in to Nob, unto Ahimelech the priest, and Ahimelech trembleth at meeting David, and saith to him, ‘Wherefore art thou thyself alone, and no man with thee?’
[2] And David saith to Ahimelech the priest, ‘The king hath commanded me a matter, and he saith unto me, Let no man know anything of the matter about which I am sending thee, and which I have commanded thee; and the young men I have caused to know at such and such a place;
[3] and now, what is there under thy hand? five loaves give into my hand, or that which is found.’
[4] And the priest answereth David, and saith, ‘There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if the youths have been kept only from women.’
[5] And David answereth the priest, and saith to him, ‘Surely, if women have been restrained from us as heretofore in my going out, then the vessels of the young men are holy, and it is a common way: and also, surely to-day it is sanctified in the vessel.’
[6] And the priest giveth to him the holy thing, for there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence which is turned aside from the presence of Jehovah to put hot bread in the day of its being taken away.
[7] And there is a man of the servants of Saul on that day detained before Jehovah, and his name is Doeg the Edomite, chief of the shepherds whom Saul hath.
[8] And David saith to Ahimelech, ‘And is there not here under thy hand spear or sword? for neither my sword nor my vessels have I taken in my hand, for the matter of the king was urgent.’
[9] And the priest saith, ‘The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou didst smite in the valley of Elah, lo, it is wrapped in a garment behind the ephod, if it thou dost take to thyself, take; for there is none other save it in this place.’ And David saith, ‘There is none like it-give it to me.’
[10] And David riseth and fleeth on that day from the face of Saul, and cometh in unto Achish king of Gath;
[11] and the servants of Achish say unto him, ‘Is not this David king of the land? is it not of this one they sing in dances, saying, ‘Saul smote among his thousands, and David among his myriads?’
[12] And David layeth these words in his heart, and is exceedingly afraid of the face of Achish king of Gath,
[13] and changeth his behaviour before their eyes, and feigneth himself mad in their hand, and scribbleth on the doors of the gate, and letteth down his spittle unto his beard.
[14] And Achish saith unto his servants, ‘Lo, ye see a man acting as a madman; why do ye bring him in unto me?
[15] A lack of madmen have I, that ye have brought in this one to act as a madman by me! doth this one come in unto my house?’