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1 Samuel chapter 23

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Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.
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Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.
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And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
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Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
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So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
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And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
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And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that hath gates and bars.
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And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
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And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.
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Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
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Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down.
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Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.
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Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.
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And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.
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And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
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And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
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And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.
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And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
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Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?
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Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.
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And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.
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Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly.
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See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.
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And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.
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Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.
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And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.
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But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.
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Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.
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And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.

Psalm chapter 31

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In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
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Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
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For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
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Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
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Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
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I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.
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I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
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And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
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Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
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For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
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I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
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I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
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For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
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But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
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My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
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Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
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Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
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Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
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Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
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Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
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Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
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For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
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O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
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Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalm chapter 54

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Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
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Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
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For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
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Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
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He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
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I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
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For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Matthew chapter 7

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Judge not, that ye be not judged.
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For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
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And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
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Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
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Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
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Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
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Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
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For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
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Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
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Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
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If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
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Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
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Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
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Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
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Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
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Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
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Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
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A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
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Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
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Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
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Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
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Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
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And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
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Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
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And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
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And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
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And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
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And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
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For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.