20 However, one of the sons of Ahimelech son of Ahitub escaped. His name was Abiathar,(A) and he fled to David.(B) 21 Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the Lord. 22 Then David said to Abiathar, “I knew that Doeg the Edomite(C) was there that day and that he was sure to report to Saul. I myself am responsible for[a] the lives of everyone in your father’s family. 23 Stay with me. Don’t be afraid, for the one who wants to take my life wants to take your life.(D) You will be safe with me.”

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Footnotes

  1. 22:22 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads I myself turn in

11 King David sent word to the priests Zadok and Abiathar:(A) “Say to the elders of Judah, ‘Why should you be the last to restore the king to his palace? The talk of all Israel has reached the king at his house.

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