1 Abiit ergo inde David et fugit in speluncam Odollam; quod cum audissent fratres eius et omnis domus patris eius, descenderunt ad eum illuc.
2 Et convenerunt ad eum omnes, qui erant in angustia constituti et oppressi aere alieno et amaro animo; et factus est eorum princeps, fueruntque cum eo quasi quadringenti viri.
3 Et profectus est David inde in Maspha, quae est Moab, et dixit ad regem Moab: "Maneat, oro, pater meus et mater mea vobiscum, donec sciam quid faciat mihi Deus".
4 Et reliquit eos ante faciem regis Moab; manseruntque apud eum cunctis diebus, quibus David fuit in praesidio.
5 Dixitquc Gad propheta ad David: "Noli manere in praesidio. Proficiscere et vade in terram Iudae". Et profectus David venit in saltum Haret.
6 Et audivit Saul quod detectus fuisset David et viri, qui erant cum eo. Saul autem, cum maneret in Gabaa et esset sub myrice, quae est in excelso, hastam manu tenens, cunctique servi eius circumstarent eum,
7 ait ad servos suos, qui assistebant ei: "Audite, Beniaminitae. Etiam omnibus vobis dabit filius Isai agros et vineas et universos vos faciet tribunos et centuriones,
8 quoniam coniurastis omnes adversum me. Et non est qui mihi renuntiet quod filius meus foedus iunxerit cum filio Isai; non est qui vicem meam doleat ex vobis, nec qui annuntiet mihi quod suscitaverit filius meus servum meum adversum me insidiantem mihi sicut hodie".
9 Respondens autem Doeg Idumaeus, qui assistebat cum servis Saul: "Vidi, inquit, filium Isai in Nob apud Achimelech filium Achitob;
10 qui consuluit pro eo Dominum et cibaria dedit ei, sed et gladium Goliath Philisthaei dedit illi".
11 Misit ergo rex ad accersendum Achimelech sacerdotem filium Achitob et omnem domum patris eius, sacerdotum, qui erant in Nob; qui venerunt universi ad regem.
12 Et ait Saul: "Audi, fili Achitob". Qui respondit: "Praesto sum, domine".
13 Dixitque ad eum Saul: "Quare coniurastis adversum me, tu et filius Isai, et dedisti ei panes et gladium et consuluisti pro eo Deum, ut consurgeret adversum me insidiator, sicut est hodie?".
14 Respondensque Achimelech regi ait: "Et quis in omnibus servis tuis sicut David fidelis et gener regis et dux satellitum tuorum et gloriosus in domo tua?
15 Num hodie coepi consulere pro eo Deum? Absit hoc a me, ne suspicetur rex adversus servum suum rem huiuscemodi, adversus universam domum patris mei; non enim scivit servus tuus quidquam super hoc negotio, vel modicum vel grande".
16 Dixitque rex: "Morte morieris, Achimelech, tu et omnis domus patris tui".
17 Et ait rex emissariis, qui circumstabant eum: "Convertimini et interficite sacerdotes Domini, nam manus eorum cum David est; scientes quod fugisset, non indicaverunt mihi". Noluerunt autem servi regis extendere manum suam in sacerdotes Domini.
18 Et ait rex ad Doeg: "Convertere tu et irrue in sacerdotes". Conversusque Doeg Idumaeus irruit in sacerdotes; et trucidavit in die illa octoginta quinque viros vestitos ephod lineo.
19 Nob autem civitatem sacerdotum percussit in ore gladii, viros et mulieres, parvulos et lactantes, bovem et asinum et ovem in ore gladii.
20 Evadens autem unus filius Achimelech filii Achitob, cuius nomen erat Abiathar, fugit ad David
21 et annuntiavit ei quod occidisset Saul sacerdotes Domini.
22 Et ait David ad Abiathar: "Sciebam in die illa quod, cum ibi esset Doeg Idumaeus, procul dubio annuntiaret Saul; ego sum reus omnium animarum domus patris tui.
23 Mane mecum, ne timeas; qui enim quaerit animam meam, quaerit et animam tuam, mecumque servaberis".
King James Version
1 David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.
2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
3 ¶ And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, and be with you, till I know what God will do for me.
4 And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.
5 ¶ And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
6 ¶ When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him;)
7 Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;
8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
9 ¶ Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
10 And he enquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.
12 And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.
13 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword, and hast enquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?
15 Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute any thing unto his servant, nor to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less or more.
16 And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and all thy father's house.
17 ¶ And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
18 And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.
19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
20 ¶ And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
21 And Abiathar shewed David that Saul had slain the LORD'S priests.
22 And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father's house.
23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.