1 Samuel 21
David at Nob obtaineth of Ahimelech hallowed bread.
1 Samuel 21:1 Then came Dauid to Nob to Ahimelech the pryest. And Ahimelech was astonied at his coming and said vnto him: Why comest thou thy self alone, and noman wyth the? 1 Samuel 21:2 And Dauid saide to Ahymelech the preast: the kinge hath commaunded me to do a certeyne thynge and sayde vnto me, let no man knowe where aboute I sende and what I haue commaunded the to do. And therefore I haue apoynted my seruauntes to suche and suche places. 1 Samuel 21:3 And now what hast thou vnder thyne hande? geue me fyue loues of bread, or what cometh to hande. 1 Samuel 21:4 And the pryest answered Dauid and sayd: there is no comen bread vnder myne hande, but there is halowed bread, yf the young men, had abstayned only from wemen. 1 Samuel 21:5 And Dauid answered the pryest and sayde vnto him: of a truth wemen hath bene locked vp from vs about a thre dayes, when I came out, and the vesselles of the young men were holy. Howe be it thys waye is vnpure, but it shalbe halowed in the vessel. 1 Samuel 21:6 And so the pryest gaue hym halowed bread, for there was no nother bread there saue shew breades that were taken from before the Lord, to put freshe bread there the day that it was taken away.
Doeg was present.
1 Samuel 21:7 And there was there the same day a certen man of the seruauntes of Saul abydynge before the Lorde named Doeg an Edomite, the chefest of Sauls hearde men.
David taketh Goliath's sword.
1 Samuel 21:8 And Dauid sayde vnto Ahimelech: is not here vnder thine hande other speare or swerde? for I haue nether brought my swerde nor myne harnes wt me, because the kinges busines required hast. 1 Samuel 21:9 Then the priest answered: the swerde of Goliath the Philistine whom thou sluest in Ocdale, that is here wrapt in a cloth behynde the Ephod. Yf thou wilt take þt, take it: for there is no nother saue that here. And Dauid sayde: there is none to that, geue it me.
David at Gath feigneth himself mad.
1 Samuel 21:10 And Dauid arose and fled the same daye from the presence of Saul, and went to Achis the Kynge of Geth. 1 Samuel 21:11 And the seruauntes of Achis sayde of hym: is not this Dauid þe king of the lande? dyd they not synge vnto this felowe in daunses sayinge: Saul hath slayne hys thousand, and Dauid hys ten thousand? 1 Samuel 21:12 And Dauid put those wordes into hys hert & was sore afrayed of Achis the king of Geth. 1 Samuel 21:13 And he chaunged hys contenaunce before them and raued in theyr handes, and scrabled on þe dores of the gate, and let hys spyttel fal doun vpon hys bearde. 1 Samuel 21:14 Then sayde Achis vnto his seruaunt. Lo, ye saw that this man was besyde hym selfe, wherefore then haue ye brought hym to me? 1 Samuel 21:15 lacke I madde men, that ye haue brought this felowe to playe the mad man in my presence? he shall not come into my house.