23 Stay with me; don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you(A) is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me.”

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15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that[a] Saul had come out to take his life.(A)

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  1. 1 Samuel 23:15 Or he was afraid because

11 See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut(A) off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty(B) of wrongdoing(C) or rebellion. I have not wronged(D) you, but you are hunting(E) me down to take my life.(F)

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29 Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life,(A) the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the Lord your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl(B) away as from the pocket of a sling.(C)

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14 May all who want to take my life(A)
    be put to shame and confusion;(B)
may all who desire my ruin(C)
    be turned back in disgrace.

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Arrogant foes are attacking me;(A)
    ruthless people(B) are trying to kill me(C)
    people without regard for God.[a](D)

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  1. Psalm 54:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;(A)
    they will go down to the depths of the earth.(B)

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May those who want to take my life(A)
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.(B)

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