1 Then came David to
2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The
3 Nowe therefore if thou hast ought vnder thine hande, giue me fiue cakes of bread, or what commeth to hand.
4 And the priest answered David, and said, [There is] no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from
5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women [have been] kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the
6 So the Priest gaue him halowed bread: for there was no bread there, saue the shewe bread that was taken from before the Lord, to put hote bread there, the day that it was taken away.
7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul [was] there that day,
8 And Dauid said vnto Ahimelech, Is there not here vnder thine hand a speare or a sworde? for I haue neither brought my sworde nor mine harnesse with me, because the Kings businesse required haste.
9 And the priest said, The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it [is here] wrapped in a cloth behind the
10 And David arose, and
11 And the seruants of Achish said vnto him, Is not this Dauid the King of the land? did they not sing vnto him in daunces, saying, Saul hath slayne his thousand, and Dauid his ten thousande?
12 And Dauid considered these wordes, and wsa sore afraide of Achish the King of Gath.
13 And he changed his behaviour before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and
14 Then said Achish vnto his seruants, Lo, ye see the man is beside him selfe, wherefore haue ye brought him to me?
15 Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this [fellow] to play the mad man in my presence?