1 Samuel 31: 8-13…..The end of this book.

The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. So they cut off his head and stripped off his armor and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to the house of their idols and toContinue reading “1 Samuel 31: 8-13…..The end of this book.”

1 Samuel 31: 1-7…..Saul and his family dead!

Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him,Continue reading “1 Samuel 31: 1-7…..Saul and his family dead!”

1 Samuel 30: 26-31….David’s vision extended.

When David came to Ziklag, he sent part of the spoil to his friends, the elders of Judah, saying, “Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD.” It was for those in Bethel, in Ramoth of the Negeb, in Jattir, in Aroer, in Siphmoth, in Eshtemoa, in Racal,Continue reading “1 Samuel 30: 26-31….David’s vision extended.”

1 Samuel 30: 21-25….The spoils divided.

Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow David, and who had been left at the brook Besor. And they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him. And when David came near to the people he greeted them. Then all theContinue reading “1 Samuel 30: 21-25….The spoils divided.”

1 Samuel 30: 16-20…Family and Property regained!

And when he had taken him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah. And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the nextContinue reading “1 Samuel 30: 16-20…Family and Property regained!”

1 Samuel 30: 9-15….Interesting!

So David set out, and the six hundred men who were with him, and they came to the brook Besor, where those who were left behind stayed. But David pursued, he and four hundred men. Two hundred stayed behind, who were too exhausted to cross the brook Besor.They found an Egyptian in the open countryContinue reading “1 Samuel 30: 9-15….Interesting!”

1 Samuel 30: 1-8….In the nick of time!

Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carriedContinue reading “1 Samuel 30: 1-8….In the nick of time!”

1 Samuel 29: 6-11….David sent packing.

Then Achish called David and said to him, “As the LORD lives, you have been honest, and to me it seems right that you should march out and in with me in the campaign. For I have found nothing wrong in you from the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, theContinue reading “1 Samuel 29: 6-11….David sent packing.”

1 Samuel 29: 1-5…. Some did, some didn’t.

Now the Philistines had gathered all their forces at Aphek. And the Israelites were encamped by the spring that is in Jezreel. As the lords of the Philistines were passing on by hundreds and by thousands, and David and his men were passing on in the rear with Achish, the commanders of the Philistines said,Continue reading “1 Samuel 29: 1-5…. Some did, some didn’t.”

1 Samuel 28: 18-25….Saul terrified!

Because you did not obey the voice of the LORD and did not carry out his fierce wrath against Amalek, therefore the LORD has done this thing to you this day. Moreover, the LORD will give Israel also with you into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be withContinue reading “1 Samuel 28: 18-25….Saul terrified!”