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1 Samuel chapter 28

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In those days the Philistines gathered their forces to fight against Israel. Achish said to David, "You must understand that you and your men will accompany me in the army."
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David said, "Then you will see for yourself what your servant can do." Achish replied, "Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life."
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Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in his own town of Ramah. Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land.
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The Philistines assembled and came and set up camp at Shunem, while Saul gathered all the Israelites and set up camp at Gilboa.
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When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart.
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He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.
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Saul then said to his attendants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her." "There is one in Endor," they said.
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So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. "Consult a spirit for me," he said, "and bring up for me the one I name."
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But the woman said to him, "Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?"
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Saul swore to her by the LORD, "As surely as the LORD lives, you will not be punished for this."
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Then the woman asked, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" "Bring up Samuel," he said.
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When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, "Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!"
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The king said to her, "Don't be afraid. What do you see?" The woman said, "I see a spirit coming up out of the ground."
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"What does he look like?" he asked. "An old man wearing a robe is coming up," she said. Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.
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Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" "I am in great distress," Saul said. "The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has turned away from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do."
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Samuel said, "Why do you consult me, now that the LORD has turned away from you and become your enemy?
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The LORD has done what he predicted through me. The LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors-- to David.
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Because you did not obey the LORD or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the LORD has done this to you today.
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The LORD will hand over both Israel and you to the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The LORD will also hand over the army of Israel to the Philistines."
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Immediately Saul fell full length on the ground, filled with fear because of Samuel's words. His strength was gone, for he had eaten nothing all that day and night.
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When the woman came to Saul and saw that he was greatly shaken, she said, "Look, your maidservant has obeyed you. I took my life in my hands and did what you told me to do.
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Now please listen to your servant and let me give you some food so you may eat and have the strength to go on your way."
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He refused and said, "I will not eat." But his men joined the woman in urging him, and he listened to them. He got up from the ground and sat on the couch.
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The woman had a fattened calf at the house, which she butchered at once. She took some flour, kneaded it and baked bread without yeast.
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Then she set it before Saul and his men, and they ate. That same night they got up and left.

1 Samuel chapter 29

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The Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and Israel camped by the spring in Jezreel.
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As the Philistine rulers marched with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were marching at the rear with Achish.
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The commanders of the Philistines asked, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish replied, "Is this not David, who was an officer of Saul king of Israel? He has already been with me for over a year, and from the day he left Saul until now, I have found no fault in him."
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But the Philistine commanders were angry with him and said, "Send the man back, that he may return to the place you assigned him. He must not go with us into battle, or he will turn against us during the fighting. How better could he regain his master's favor than by taking the heads of our own men?
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Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: "'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"
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So Achish called David and said to him, "As surely as the LORD lives, you have been reliable, and I would be pleased to have you serve with me in the army. From the day you came to me until now, I have found no fault in you, but the rulers don't approve of you.
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Turn back and go in peace; do nothing to displease the Philistine rulers."
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"But what have I done?" asked David. "What have you found against your servant from the day I came to you until now? Why can't I go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?"
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Achish answered, "I know that you have been as pleasing in my eyes as an angel of God; nevertheless, the Philistine commanders have said, 'He must not go up with us into battle.'
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Now get up early, along with your master's servants who have come with you, and leave in the morning as soon as it is light."
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So David and his men got up early in the morning to go back to the land of the Philistines, and the Philistines went up to Jezreel.

Psalm chapter 109

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For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent,
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for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
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With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.
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In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.
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They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.
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Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.
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When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him.
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May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
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May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
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May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
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May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
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May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
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May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
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May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
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May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
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For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
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He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come on him; he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.
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He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.
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May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
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May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.
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But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name's sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.
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For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
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I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.
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My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
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I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
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Help me, O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love.
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Let them know that it is your hand, that you, O LORD, have done it.
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They may curse, but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will rejoice.
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My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
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With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng I will praise him.
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For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.

Matthew chapter 11

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After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.
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When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples
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to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
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Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see:
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The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
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Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
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As John's disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
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If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings' palaces.
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Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
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This is the one about whom it is written: "'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
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I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
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From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.
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For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
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And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
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He who has ears, let him hear.
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"To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
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"'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
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For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
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The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." 'But wisdom is proved right by her actions."
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Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.
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"Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
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But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
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And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
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But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."
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At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
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Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
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"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
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Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
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For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
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