1 Samuel 23:1-6 New International Version

David in the Wilderness

23 When David was told, "Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors," 2  he inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" The Lord answered him, "Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah." 3  But David's men said to him, "Here in Judah we are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!" 4  Once again David inquired of the Lord, and the Lord answered him, "Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand." 5  So David and his men went to Keilah, fought the Philistines and carried off their livestock. He inflicted heavy losses on the Philistines and saved the people of Keilah. 6  (Now Abiathar son of Ahimelek had brought the ephod down with him when he fled to David at Keilah.)

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