| 1 Samuel 21 - Versions
| 1 Samuel 21 Text (WEB)
- Then came David 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?"
- David said to Ahimelech the priest, "The king has commanded me a business, and has said to me, 'Let no man know anything of the business about which I send you, and what I have commanded you; and I have appointed the young men to such and such a place.'
- Now therefore what is under your hand? Give me five loaves of bread in my hand, or whatever there is present."
- The priest answered David, and said, "There is no common bread under my hand, but there is holy bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women."
- David answered the priest, and said to him, "Truly, women have been kept from us about these three days. When I came out, the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was but a common journey. How much more then today shall their vessels be holy?"
- So the priest gave him holy [bread]; for there was no bread there but the show bread, that was taken from before Yahweh, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.
- 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.
- David said to Ahimelech, "Isn't there here under your hand spear or sword? For I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste."
- The priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it; for there is no other except that here." David said, "There is none like that. Give it to me."
- David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
- The servants of Achish said to him, "Isn't this David the king of the land? Didn't they sing one to another about him in dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?'"
- David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
- He changed his behavior before them, and pretended to be mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.
- Then Achish said to his servants, "Look, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me?
- Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?"
| 1 Samuel 21 Text (Hebrew)
- ויבא דוד נבה אל־אחימלך הכהן ויחרד אחימלך לקראת דוד ויאמר לו מדוע אתה לבדך ואיש אין אתך׃
- ויאמר דוד לאחימלך הכהן המלך צוני דבר ויאמר אלי איש אל־ידע מאומה את־הדבר אשר־אנכי שלחך ואשר צויתך ואת־הנערים יודעתי אל־מקום פלני אלמוני׃
- ועתה מה־יש תחת־ידך חמשה־לחם תנה בידי או הנמצא׃
- ויען הכהן את־דוד ויאמר אין־לחם חל אל־תחת ידי כי־אם־לחם קדש יש אם־נשמרו הנערים אך מאשה׃ ף
- ויען דוד את־הכהן ויאמר לו כי אם־אשה עצרה־לנו כתמול שלשם בצאתי ויהיו כלי־הנערים קדש והוא דרך חל ואף כי היום יקדש בכלי׃
- ויתן־לו הכהן קדש כי לא־היה שם לחם כי־אם־לחם הפנים המוסרים מלפני יהוה לשום לחם חם ביום הלקחו׃
- ושם איש מעבדי שאול ביום ההוא נעצר לפני יהוה ושמו דאג האדמי אביר הרעים אשר לשאול׃
- ויאמר דוד לאחימלך ואין יש־פה תחת־ידך חנית או־חרב כי גם־חרבי וגם־כלי לא־לקחתי בידי כי־היה דבר־המלך נחוץ׃ ס
- ויאמר הכהן חרב גלית הפלשתי אשר־הכית בעמק האלה הנה־היא לוטה בשמלה אחרי האפוד אם־אתה תקח־לך קח כי אין אחרת זולתה בזה ויאמר דוד אין כמוה תננה לי׃
- ויקם דוד ויברח ביום־ההוא מפני שאול ויבא אל־אכיש מלך גת׃
- ויאמרו עבדי אכיש אליו הלוא־זה דוד מלך הארץ הלוא לזה יענו במחלות לאמר הכה שאול ודוד ׃
- וישם דוד את־הדברים האלה בלבבו וירא מאד מפני אכיש מלך־גת׃
- וישנו את־טעמו בעיניהם ויתהלל בידם על־דלתות השער ויורד רירו אל־זקנו׃
- ויאמר אכיש אל־עבדיו הנה תראו איש משתגע למה תביאו אתו אלי׃
- חסר משגעים אני כי־הבאתם את־זה להשתגע עלי הזה יבוא אל־ביתי׃ ס
| 1 Samuel 21 Text (Latin)
- Venit autem David in Nobe ad Achimelech sacerdotem : et obstupuit Achimelech, eo quod venisset David. Et dixit ei : Quare tu solus, et nullus est tecum ?
- Et ait David ad Achimelech sacerdotem : Rex præcepit mihi sermonem, et dixit : Nemo sciat rem, propter quam missus es a me, et cujusmodi præcepta tibi dederim : nam et pueris condixi in illum et illum locum.
- Nunc ergo si quid habes ad manum, vel quinque panes, da mihi aut quidquid inveneris.
- Et respondens sacerdos ad David, ait illi : Non habeo laicos panes ad manum, sed tantum panem sanctum : si mundi sunt pueri, maxime a mulieribus ?
- Et respondit David sacerdoti, et dixit ei : Equidem, si de mulieribus agitur : continuimus nos ab heri et nudiustertius, quando egrediebamur, et fuerunt vasa puerorum sancta. Porro via hæc polluta est, sed et ipsa hodie sanctificabitur in vasis.
- Dedit ergo ei sacerdos sanctificatum panem : neque enim erat ibi panis, nisi tantum panes propositionis, qui sublati fuerant a facie Domini, ut ponerentur panes calidi.
- Erat autem ibi vir quidam de servis Saul, in die illa, intus in tabernaculo Domini : et nomen ejus Doëg Idumæus, potentissimus pastorum Saul.
- Dixit autem David ad Achimelech : Si habes hic ad manum hastam, aut gladium ? quia gladium meum, et arma mea non tuli mecum : sermo enim regis urgebat.
- Et dixit sacerdos : Ecce hic gladius Goliath Philisthæi, quem percussisti in Valle terebinthi, est involutus pallio post ephod : si istum vis tollere, tolle : neque enim hic est alius absque eo. Et ait David : Non est huic alter similis, da mihi eum.
- Surrexit itaque David, et fugit in die illa a facie Saul : et venit ad Achis regem Geth :
- dixeruntque servi Achis ad eum cum vidissent David : Numquid non iste est David rex terræ ? nonne huic cantabant per choros, dicentes : Percussit Saul mille, et David decem millia ?
- Posuit autem David sermones istos in corde suo, et extimuit valde a facie Achis regis Geth.
- Et immutavit os suum coram eis, et collabebatur inter manus eorum : et impingebat in ostia portæ, defluebantque salivæ ejus in barbam.
- Et ait Achis ad servos suos : Vidistis hominem insanum : quare adduxistis eum ad me ?
- An desunt nobis furiosi, quod introduxistis istum, ut fureret me præsente ? hiccine ingredietur domum meam ?
| 1 Samuel 21 Text (KJV)
- Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
- And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.
- Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is present.
- And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.
- And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.
- So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the LORD, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.
- Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.
- And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.
- And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.
- And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
- And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
- And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.
- And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down upon his beard.
- Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?
- Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?