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1 Samuel 30

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one On the third day after David and his men went to Sekelag, the Amalekites attacked the Sekelag from the south and took Sekelag and burned it with fire,
2 but the women [and all] who were in it, from small to large, were not killed, but they were taken prisoner, and left their own way.
3 And David and his people came to the city, and, behold, it was burned by fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters were taken prisoner.
4 And David and the people that were with him lifted up a cry, and wept, until the strength in them began to weep.
5 Both wives of David were taken prisoner: Achinoam of Jezreelityanka and Abigail, [the former] wife of Nabal, the Carmelite.
6 David was greatly embarrassed, because the people wanted to stone him; for the whole nation grieved over his soul, each about his sons and his daughters.

7 But David was strengthened [in hope] against the Lord his God, and David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, bring me an ephod. And Abiathar brought the ephod to David.
8 And David asked the Lord, saying: Do I pursue this horde, and will I catch them? And he said to him: pursue, catch up and take away.
nine And David himself went and the six hundred men that were with him; and they came to the stream of Vozor, and the tired stopped there.
10 And David himself and four hundred men pursued; two hundred people stopped, because they were not able to cross the stream of Vosorsky.
eleven And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and they gave him bread, and he ate, and gave him water to drink;
12 and they gave him part of a bunch of figs and two bundles of raisins, and he ate and was strengthened, for he did not eat bread and drink water for three days and three nights.
thirteen And David said to him: whose are you and where are you from? And he said: I am an Egyptian youth, a servant of one Amalekite, and my lord has abandoned me, for it has already been three days since I fell ill;
14 we invaded the noon part of Kereti and the region of Judah and the noon part of Caleb, and Szekelag was burned with fire.
fifteen And David said to him: Will you bring me to this horde? And he said: Swear to me by God that you will not kill me and will not betray me in the hands of my master, and I will bring you to this horde.
sixteen and he led him; and now, the [Amalekites], scattered throughout that country, eat and drink and celebrate because of the great spoils that they took from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judea.
17 and David struck them from twilight until the evening of another day, and none of them escaped, save the four hundred young men who sat on the camels and fled.
eighteen And David took all that the Amalekites took, and David took both their wives.
nineteen And they did not lose anything, neither small nor large, neither from sons, nor from daughters, nor from spoils, nor from all that [the Amalekites] took from them; David returned everything
twenty and David took all the small and large cattle, and they persecuted him before his cattle and said: This is David’s prey.

21 And David came to those two hundred men who were not able to follow him, and [whom] he left Bozore by the stream, and they went out to meet David and meet the people who were with him. And David went up to these people and greeted them.
22 Then the evil and unsuitable of the people who walked with David began to say: because they did not go with us, we will not give them from the spoils that we took; let everyone take only his wife and children and go.
23 But David said: do not do so, my brothers, after the Lord gave it to us and saved us and delivered into our hands the hordes that came against us.
24 And who will listen to you in this matter? What part went to war, such a part should be left in the wagon train: it should be divided into all.
25 So it has been since that time and after; and he made it a law and a rule for Israel to this day.
26 And David came to Szekelag and sent from booty to the elders of Judah, his friends, saying: “here is a present from booty [taken] from the enemies of the Lord”, -
27 to those in Bethel, and in Ramoth south, and in Iattir.
28 and in Aroer, and in Shifmof, and in Estemoa,
29th and in Rahal, and in the cities of Jerahmeel, and in the cities of Kenya,
thirty and in Khorm, and in Khorashan, and in Atakh,
31 and in Hebron, and in all the places where David himself and his people went.

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