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1 Samuel chapter 22

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David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there.
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All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him.
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From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, "Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?"
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So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold.
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But the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.
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Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. And Saul, spear in hand, was seated under the tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, with all his officials standing around him.
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Saul said to them, "Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
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Is that why you have all conspired against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is concerned about me or tells me that my son has incited my servant to lie in wait for me, as he does today."
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But Doeg the Edomite, who was standing with Saul's officials, said, "I saw the son of Jesse come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob.
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Ahimelech inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine."
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Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelech son of Ahitub and his father's whole family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king.
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Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." "Yes, my lord," he answered.
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Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?"
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Ahimelech answered the king, "Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household?
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Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father's family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair."
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But the king said, "You will surely die, Ahimelech, you and your father's whole family."
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Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were not willing to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
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The king then ordered Doeg, "You turn and strike down the priests." So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod.
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He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.
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But Abiathar, a son of Ahimelech son of Ahitub, escaped and fled to join David.
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He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD.
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Then David said to Abiathar: "That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your father's whole family.
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Stay with me; don't be afraid; the man who is seeking your life is seeking mine also. You will be safe with me."

Psalm chapter 17

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A prayer of David. Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
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May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
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Though you probe my heart and examine me at night, though you test me, you will find nothing; I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.
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As for the deeds of men-- by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
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My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
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I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
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Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
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Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
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from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
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They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance.
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They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
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They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.
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Rise up, O LORD, confront them, bring them down; rescue me from the wicked by your sword.
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O LORD, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life. You still the hunger of those you cherish; their sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
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And I-- in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

Psalm chapter 35

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Of David. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
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Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid.
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Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."
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May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
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May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
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may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
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Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,
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may ruin overtake them by surprise-- may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
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Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in his salvation.
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My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, O LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."
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Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.
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They repay me evil for good and leave my soul forlorn.
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Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
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I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.
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But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered me without ceasing.
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Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked; they gnashed their teeth at me.
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O Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.
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I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you.
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Let not those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; let not those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
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They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.
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They gape at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."
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O LORD, you have seen this; be not silent. Do not be far from me, O Lord.
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Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.
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Vindicate me in your righteousness, O LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me.
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Do not let them think, "Aha, just what we wanted!" or say, "We have swallowed him up."
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May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.
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May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant."
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My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.

Matthew chapter 6

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"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
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"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
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But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
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so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
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But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
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Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
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"This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
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your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
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Give us today our daily bread.
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Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
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And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'
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For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
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But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
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But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,
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so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
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But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
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"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.
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But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
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"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
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"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
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Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
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"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
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Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
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If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
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So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
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For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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