Chapter 23 of the Book Of 1 Kings
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Todays reading is currently at: Book Of 1 Kings 23:1-10
1 And they told David, saying: Behold the Philistines fight against Ceila, and they rob the barns. 2 Therefore David consulted the Lord, saying: Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the Lord said to David: Go, and thou shalt smite the Philistines, and shalt save Ceila. 3 And the men that were with David, said to him: Behold we are in fear here in Judea, how much more if we go to Ceila against the hands of the Philistines? 4 Therefore David consulted the Lord again. And he answered and said to him: Arise, and go to Ceila: for I will deliver the Philistines into thy hand. 5 David therefore, and his men, went to Ceila, and fought against the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and made a great slaughter of them: and David saved the inhabitants of Ceila.
6 Now at that time, when Abiathar the son of Achimelech fled to David to Ceila, he came down having an ephod with him. 7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Ceila: and Saul said: The Lord hath delivered him into my hands, and he is shut up, being come into a city, that hath gates and bars. 8 And Saul commanded all the people to go down to fight against Ceila, and to besiege David, and his men. 9 Now when David understood, that Saul secretly prepared evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest: Bring hither the ephod. 10 And David said: O Lord God of Israel, thy servant hath heard a report, that Saul designeth to come to Ceila, to destroy the city for my sake:
6 "An ephod"... Or the ephod. That is, the vestment of the high priest, with the urim and thummim, by which the Lord gave his oracle.