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1 Samuel 30:21 - 1 Samuel 31:7

22 Deu 13:13; 1 Sam 22:2; 1 Sam 25:17
24 Num 31:27; Psa 68:12; Psa 68:12
27 Jos 15:48; Jos 19:8; Gen 12:8
28 Jos 13:16; Jos 15:50; Jos 15:50
29 1 Sam 27:10; Jdg 1:16; Jdg 1:16
30 Jdg 1:17; Jdg 1:17
31 2 Sam 2:1; 2 Sam 2:1
1 1 Sam 29:1; 1 Chr 10:1; 1 Sam 28:4
2 1 Chr 8:33; 1 Chr 8:33
3 2 Sam 1:6; 2 Sam 1:6
4 2 Sam 1:10; 1 Sam 14:6; Jdg 9:54
6 1 Sam 12:25; Rom 6:23; Rom 6:23
1 Samuel—Chapter 30

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.

David's law to divide the spoil equally

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.

He sends presents to his friends

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 Bethel, 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.

1 Samuel—Chapter 31

Saul, having lost his army, and his sons slain,

1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Melchishua, Saul's sons.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.

he and his armor bearer kill themselves.

4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

The Philistines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites

7 And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

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