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|1 And David rose up from thence, and dwelt in the narrow passes of Engaddi. 2 And it came to pass when Saul returned from pursuing after the Philistines, that it was reported to him, saying, David [is] in the wilderness of Engaddi. 3 And he took with him three thousand men, chosen out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men in front of Saddaeem. 4 And he came to the flocks of sheep that were by the way, and there was a cave there; and Saul went in to make preparation, and David and his men were sitting in the inner part of the cave. 5 And the men of David said to him, Behold, this [is] the day of which the Lord spoke to thee, that he would deliver thine enemy into thy hands; and thou shalt do to him as [it is] good in thy sight. So David arose and cut off the skirt of Saul’s garment secretly. 6 And it came to pass after this that David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off the skirt of his garment. 7 And David said to his men, The Lord forbid it me, that I should do this thing to my lord the anointed of the Lord, to lift my hand against him; for he is the anointed of the Lord. 8 So David persuaded his men by [his] words, and did not suffer them to arise and slay Saul: and Saul arose and went his way. 9 And David rose up [and went] after him out of the cave: and David cried after Saul, saying, [My] lord, [O] king! and Saul looked behind him, and David bowed with his face to the ground, and did obeisance to him. 10 And David said to Saul, Why dost thou hearken to the words of the people, saying, Behold, David seeks thy life? 11 Behold, thine eyes have seen this day how that the Lord has delivered thee this day into my hands in the cave; and I would not slay thee, but spared thee, and said, I will not lift up my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed. 12 And behold, the skirt of thy mantle [is] in my hand, I cut off the skirt, and did not slay thee: know then and see to-day, there is no evil in my hand, nor impiety, nor rebellion; and I have not sinned against thee, yet thou layest snares for my soul to take it. 13 The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord requite thee on thyself: but my hand shall not be upon thee. 14 As the old proverb says, Transgression will proceed from the wicked ones: but my hand shall not be upon thee. 15 And now after whom dost thou come forth, O king of Israel? After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, and after a flea? 16 The Lord be judge and umpire between me and thee, the Lord look upon and judge my cause, and rescue me out of thy hand. 17 And it came to pass when David had finished speaking these words to Saul, that Saul said, [Is] this thy voice, Son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept. 18 And Saul said to David, Thou [art] more righteous than I, for thou hast recompensed me good, but I have recompensed thee evil. 19 And thou hast told me to-day what good thou hast done me, how the Lord shut me up into thy hands to-day, and thou didst not slay me. 20 And if any one should find his enemy in distress, and should send him forth in a good way, then the Lord will reward him good, as thou has done this day. 21 And now, behold, I know that thou shalt surely reign, and the kingdom of Israel shall be established in thy hand. 22 Now then swear to me by the Lord, that thou wilt not destroy my seed after me, that thou wilt not blot out my name from the house of my father. 23 So David swore to Saul: and Saul departed to his place, and David and his men went up to the strong-hold of Messera.||
ΚΑΙ ἀνέστη Δαυὶδ ἐκεῖθεν καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς στενοῖς ᾿Εγγαδδί. 2 καὶ ἐγενήθη ὡς ἐνέστρεψε Σαοὺλ ἀπὸ ὄπισθεν τῶν ἀλλοφύλων, καὶ ἀπηγγέλη αὐτῷ λεγόντων, ὅτι Δαυὶδ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ᾿Εγγαδδί. 3 καὶ ἔλαβε μεθ᾿ ἑαυτοῦ τρεῖς χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν ἐκλεκτοὺς ἐκ παντὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἐπορεύθη ζητεῖν τὸν Δαυὶδ καὶ τοὺς ἄνδρας αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον Σαδαιέμ. 4 καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς τὰς ἀγέλας τῶν ποιμνίων τὰς ἐπὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ, καὶ ἦν ἐκεῖ σπήλαιον, καὶ Σαοὺλ εἰσῆλθε παρασκευάσασθαι· καὶ Δαυὶδ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες αὐτοῦ ἐσώτερον τοῦ σπηλαίου ἐκάθηντο. 5 καὶ εἶπον οἱ ἄνδρες Δαυὶδ πρὸς αὐτόν· ἰδοὺ ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη, ἣν εἶπε Κύριος πρός σε παραδοῦναι τὸν ἐχθρόν σου εἰς τὰς χεῖράς σου, καὶ ποιήσεις αὐτῷ ὡς ἀγαθὸν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς σου. καὶ ἀνέστη Δαυὶδ καὶ ἀφεῖλε τὸ πτερύγιον τῆς διπλοΐδος τοῦ Σαοὺλ λαθραίως. 6 καὶ ἐγενήθη μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἐπάταξε καρδία Δαυὶδ αὐτόν, ὅτι ἀφεῖλε τὸ πτερύγιον τῆς διπλοΐδος αὐτοῦ, 7 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς τοὺς ἄνδρας αὐτοῦ· μηδαμῶς μοι παρὰ Κυρίου, εἰ ποιήσω τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο τῷ κυρίῳ μου τῷ χριστῷ Κυρίου ἐπενέγκαι χεῖρά μου ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν, ὅτι χριστὸς Κυρίου ἐστὶν οὗτος· 8 καὶ ἔπεισε Δαυὶδ τοὺς ἄνδρας αὐτοῦ ἐν λόγοις καὶ οὐκ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἀναστάντας θανατῶσαι τὸν Σαούλ. καὶ ἀνέστη Σαοὺλ καὶ κατέβη τὴν ὁδόν. 9 καὶ ἀνέστη Δαυὶδ ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ ἐκ τοῦ σπηλαίου, καὶ ἐβόησε Δαυὶδ ὀπίσω Σαοὺλ λέγων· κύριε βασιλεῦ· καὶ ἐπέβλεψε Σαοὺλ εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔκυψε Δαυὶδ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτῷ. 10 καὶ εἶπε Δαυὶδ πρὸς Σαούλ· ἱνατί ἀκούεις τῶν λόγων τοῦ λαοῦ λεγόντων· ἰδοὺ Δαυὶδ ζητεῖ τὴν ψυχήν σου; 11 ἰδοὺ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ ἑωράκασιν οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ὡς παρέδωκέ σε Κύριος σήμερον εἰς χεῖράς μου ἐν τῷ σπηλαίῳ, καὶ οὐκ ἠβουλήθην ἀποκτεῖναί σε καὶ ἐφεισάμην σου καὶ εἶπα· οὐκ ἐποίσω χεῖρά μου ἐπὶ κύριόν μου, ὅτι χριστὸς Κυρίου οὗτός ἐστι. 12 καὶ ἰδοὺ τὸ πτερύγιον τῆς διπλοΐδος σου ἐν τῇ χειρί μου· ἐγὼ ἀφῄρηκα τὸ πτερύγιον καὶ οὐκ ἀπέκταγκά σε. καὶ γνῶθι καὶ ἰδὲ σήμερον ὅτι οὐκ ἔστι κακία ἐν τῇ χειρί μου οὐδὲ ἀσέβεια καὶ ἀθέτησις, καὶ οὐχ ἡμάρτηκα εἰς σέ· καὶ σὺ δεσμεύεις τὴν ψυχήν μου λαβεῖν αὐτήν. 13 δικάσαι Κύριος ἀνὰ μέσον ἐμοῦ καὶ σοῦ, καὶ ἐκδικήσαι με Κύριος ἐκ σοῦ· καὶ ἡ χείρ μου οὐκ ἔσται ἐπὶ σοί, 14 καθὼς λέγεται ἡ παραβολὴ ἡ ἀρχαία· ἐξ ἀνόμων ἐξελεύσεται πλημμέλεια· καὶ ἡ χείρ μου οὐκ ἔσται ἐπὶ σέ. 15 καὶ νῦν ὀπίσω τίνος σὺ ἐκπορεύῃ, βασιλεῦ ᾿Ισραήλ; ὀπίσω τίνος καταδιώκεις σύ; ὀπίσω κυνὸς τεθνηκότος καὶ ὀπίσω ψύλλου ἑνός; 16 γένοιτο Κύριος εἰς κριτὴν καὶ δικαστὴν ἀνὰ μέσον ἐμοῦ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον σοῦ· ἴδοι Κύριος καὶ κρίναι τὴν κρίσιν μου καὶ δικάσαι μοι ἐκ χειρός σου. 17 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς συνετέλεσε Δαυὶδ τὰ ρήματα ταῦτα λαλῶν πρὸς Σαούλ, καὶ εἶπε Σαούλ· ἡ φωνή σου αὕτη τέκνον Δαυίδ; καὶ ᾖρε Σαοὺλ τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔκλαυσε. 18 καὶ εἶπε Σαοὺλ πρὸς Δαυίδ· δίκαιος σὺ ὑπὲρ ἐμέ, ὅτι σὺ ἀνταπέδωκάς μοι ἀγαθά, ἐγὼ δὲ ἀνταπέδωκά σοι κακά. 19 καὶ σὺ ἀπήγγειλάς μοι σήμερον ἃ ἐποίησάς μοι ἀγαθά, ὡς ἀπέκλεισέ με Κύριος εἰς χεῖράς σου σήμερον καὶ οὐκ ἀπέκτεινάς με· 20 καὶ ὅτι εἰ εὕροι τις τὸν ἐχθρὸν αὐτοῦ ἐν θλίψει καὶ ἐκπέμψει αὐτὸν ἐν ὁδῷ ἀγαθῇ, καὶ Κύριος ἀποτίσει αὐτῷ ἀγαθά, καθὼς πεποίηκας σήμερον. 21 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ γινώσκω ὅτι βασιλεύων βασιλεύσεις καὶ στήσεται ἐν χειρί σου ἡ βασιλεία ᾿Ισραήλ. 22 καὶ νῦν ὄμοσόν μοι ἐν Κυρίῳ ὅτι οὐκ ἐξολοθρεύσεις τὸ σπέρμα μου ὀπίσω μου, οὐκ ἀφανιεῖς τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ πατρός μου. 23 καὶ ὤμοσε Δαυὶδ τῷ Σαούλ. καὶ ἀπῆλθε Σαοὺλ εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτοῦ, καὶ Δαυὶδ καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες αὐτοῦ ἀνέβησαν εἰς τὴν Μεσσαρὰ στενήν.
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