1 Samuel 23:9
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New American Standard Bible
Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

King James Bible
And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

Darby Bible Translation
And when David knew that Saul devised mischief against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod.

World English Bible
David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

Young's Literal Translation
And David knoweth that against him Saul is devising the evil, and saith unto Abiathar the priest, 'Bring nigh the ephod.'

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 14:18
Then Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God here." For the ark of God was at that time with the sons of Israel.

1 Samuel 22:20
But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.

1 Samuel 23:6
Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

1 Samuel 23:8
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

1 Samuel 23:10
Then David said, "O LORD God of Israel, Your servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account.

1 Samuel 30:7
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Please bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

1 Kings 2:26
Then to Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go to Anathoth to your own field, for you deserve to die; but I will not put you to death at this time, because you carried the ark of the Lord GOD before my father David, and because you were afflicted in everything with which my father was afflicted."

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