1 Cumque venissent David et viri eius in Siceleg die tertia, Amalecitae impetum fecerant contra Nageb et contra Siceleg et percusserant Siceleg et succenderant eam igni;
2 et captivas duxerant mulieres et omnes in ea a minimo usque ad magnum et non interfecerant quemquam, sed secum duxerant et pergebant in itinere suo.
3 Cum ergo venisset David et viri eius ad civitatem et invenissent eam succensam igni et uxores suas et filios suos et filias ductas esse captivas,
4 levaverunt David et populus, qui erat cum eo, voces suas et planxerunt, donec deficerent in eis lacrimae.
5 Siquidem et duae uxores David captivae ductae fuerant, Achinoam Iezrahelites et Abigail uxor Nabal de Carmel.
6 Et angustiatus est David valde; volebat enim eum populus lapidare, quia amara erat anima uniuscuiusque viri super filiis suis et filiabus. Confortatus est autem David in Domino Deo suo
7 et ait ad Abiathar sacerdotem filium Achimelech: "Applica ad me ephod". Et applicuit Abiathar ephod ad David.
8 Et consuluit David Dominum dicens: "Persequar latrunculos hos et comprehendam eos an non?". Dixitque ei: "Persequere; absque dubio enim comprehendes eos et excuties praedam".
9 Abiit ergo David ipse et sescenti viri, qui erant cum eo, et venerunt usque ad torrentem Besor, et lassi quidam substiterunt.
10 Persecutus est autem David ipse et quadringenti viri; et reliqui substiterunt: ducenti, qui lassi transire non poterant torrentem Besor.
11 Et invenerunt virum Aegyptium in agro et adduxerunt eum ad David; dederuntque ei panem, et comedit, et dederunt ei aquam bibere,
12 sed et dederunt ei fragmen massae caricarum et duas ligaturas uvae passae. Quae cum comedisset, reversus est spiritus eius; non enim comederat panem neque biberat aquam tribus diebus et tribus noctibus.
13 Dixit itaque ei David: "Cuius es tu vel unde?". Qui ait ei: "Puer Aegyptius ego sum servus viri Amalecitae; dereliquit autem me dominus meus, quia aegrotare coepi nudiustertius.
14 Siquidem nos erupimus contra Nageb Cherethi et contra Nageb Iudae et Nageb Chaleb et Siceleg succendimus igni".
15 Dixitque ei David: "Potes me ducere ad istum cuneum?". Qui ait: "Iura mihi per Deum quod non occidas me et non tradas me in manu domini mei, et ducam te ad cuneum istum". Et iuravit ei David.
16 Qui cum duxisset eum, ecce illi discumbebant super faciem universae terrae comedentes et bibentes et festum celebrantes pro cuncta praeda et spoliis, quae ceperant de terra Philisthim et de terra Iudae.
17 Et percussit eos David die altera a diluculo usque ad vesperam, et non evasit ex eis quisquam, nisi quadringenti viri adulescentes, qui ascenderant camelos et fugerant.
18 Eruit ergo David omnia, quae ceperant Amalecitae, et duas uxores suas eruit.
19 Nec defuit quidquam a parvo usque ad magnum tam de filiis quam de filiabus et de spoliis, et, quaecumque rapuerant, omnia reduxit David.
20 Cepit ergo David universos greges et armenta, et minaverunt ante faciem eius possessionem hanc dixeruntque: "Haec est praeda David".
21 Venit autem David ad ducentos viros, qui lassi substiterant nec sequi potuerant David, et residere eos iusserat in torrente Besor. Qui egressi sunt obviam David et populo, qui erat cum eo. Accedens autem David ad populum salutavit eos pacifice.
22 Respondensque omnis vir pessimus et iniquus de viris, qui ierant cum David, dixit: "Quia non venerunt nobiscum, non dabimus eis quidquam de praeda, quam eruimus; sed sufficiat unicuique uxor sua et filii; quos cum acceperint, recedant".
23 Dixit autem David: "Non sic facietis, fratres mei, de his, quae tradidit Dominus nobis, et custodivit nos et dedit latrunculos, qui eruperant adversum nos, in manu nostra;
24 nec audiet vos quisquam super sermone hoc; aequa enim pars erit descendentis ad proelium et remanentis ad sarcinas, et similiter divident".
25 Et factum est hoc ex die illa et deinceps constitutum ut praeceptum et quasi lex in Israel usque ad diem hanc.
26 Venit ergo David in Siceleg et misit dona de praeda senioribus Iudae proximis suis dicens: "Accipite benedictionem de praeda hostium Domini";
27 his, qui erant in Bethul et qui in Ramathnageb et qui in Iether
28 et qui in Aroer et qui in Sephamoth et qui in Esthemo
29 et qui in Carmel et qui in urbibus Ierameeli et qui in urbibus Ceni
30 et qui in Horma et qui in Borasan et qui in Athach
31 et qui in Hebron et reliquis locis, in quibus commoratus fuerat David ipse et viri eius.
King James Version
1 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.
7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
8 And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
9 So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.
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 neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.
16 ¶ And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
17 And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
18 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.
19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.
20 And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drave before those other cattle, and said, This is David's spoil.
21 ¶ And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
22 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.
24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.
25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.
26 ¶ And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of the LORD;
27 To them which were in Beth-el, and to them which were in south Ramoth, and to them which were in Jattir,
28 And to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa,
29 And to them which were in Rachal, and to them which were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to them which were in the cities of the Kenites,
30 And to them which were in Hormah, and to them which were in Chorashan, and to them which were in Athach,
31 And to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.