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David rose and went to the place where Saul was camped. David saw the place where Saul and Abner, his Commander-in-Chief, lay down. Saul was lying down within the encampment, and the army was[a] camped all around him.

David said[b] to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Joab’s brother Abishai, Zeruiah’s son, “Who will go down with me to Saul in the camp?”

Abishai said, “I’ll go down with you.”

David and Abishai went to the army[c] at night, and Saul was lying there asleep in the encampment. His spear was stuck in the ground at his head, and Abner and the army[d] were lying all around him.

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  1. 1 Samuel 26:5 Or the people were
  2. 1 Samuel 26:6 Lit. answered, saying
  3. 1 Samuel 26:7 Or the people
  4. 1 Samuel 26:7 Or the people

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