New International Version
But the king said, "You will surely die, Ahimelek, you and your whole family."
King James Bible
And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and all thy father's house.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said, Thou shalt certainly die, Ahimelech, thou, and all thy father's house.
World English Bible
The king said, "You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you, and all your father's house."
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith, 'Thou dost surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and all the house of thy father.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Did I then begin to inquire of God - He probably means that his inquiring now for David was no new thing, having often done so before, and without ever being informed it was either wrong in itself, or displeasing to the king. Nor is it likely that Ahimelech knew of any disagreement between Saul and David. He knew him to be the king's son-in-law, and he treated him as such.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryCovenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
1 Samuel 22:15
Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Let not the king accuse your servant or any of his father's family, for your servant knows nothing at all about this whole affair."
1 Samuel 22:17
Then the king ordered the guards at his side: "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me." But the king's officials were unwilling to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD.
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