David and The Egyptian

   
David and The Egyptian  
   
   
28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.  
   
23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.  
   
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.  
   
   
   
27 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand. Fear of men
2 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.  
3 And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal’s wife.  
4 And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.  
5 And David said unto Achish, If I have now found grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell in the royal city with thee?  
6 Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day.  
7 And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.  
8 And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.  
9 And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.  
10 And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.  
11 And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so will be his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines.  
12 And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.  
28 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.  
2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.  
   
   
6 Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the Lord liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.  
7 Wherefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.  
8 And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?  
9 And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.  
10 Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with thy master’s servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart.  
11 So David and his men rose up early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel.  
   
   
   
30 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;  
2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.  
3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.  
4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.  
5 And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.  
6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.  
   
   
   
11 And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;  
12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights.  
13 And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.  
14 We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherethites, and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.  
15 And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neitherkill me, nor deliver meinto the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.  
   
   
   
10 And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.  
11 Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?  
   
   
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:  
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.  
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.  
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:  
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:  
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:  
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:  
17 And the way of peace have they not known:  
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.  
   
   
   
12 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.  
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.  
3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:  
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?  
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.  
6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  
7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.  
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.  
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