Atomic Bible Study: The Chapter not worth reading


chapter 25. Abigail

Chapter 26 Saul chase David into edged and David takes his spear

Chapter 27 so Sadie hooks up with the philistines and lives in Ziklag

28 Saul goes to speak to the witch of Endor

29 The pjilistines throw David out of their army

30 ziklag gets raided by the amalikites and David goes after them

31 Saul dies

Yaw way is not mentioned in this chapter

1 Samuel 21 –  1 And David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish someday (swept away in Hebrew) by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape to the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me anymore in any part of Israel. So I shall escape out of his hand.”

And David said to His heart

The name of God is not mentioned in this chapter

26:9-10 – But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?” 10 David said furthermore, “As the Lord lives, the Lord shall strike him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go out to battle and perish. ( swept away )

Then David arose and went over with the six hundred men who were with him to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath.

3 So David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, each man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal’s widow.

4 And it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath; so he sought him no more.

*Gath ( where Goliath was from ) was one of the five main cities of the philistines     Gaza. Ashkelon Ashdod ekron

He was there in chapter 21. ( he had to act like he was crazy and he escaped

His two wives are with him. Michal had been given away by Saul to Paltiel.

Michal was David’s first wife and King Saul’s daughter. David paid double the requested dowry when he presented Saul with 200 Philistine foreskins for her hand in marriage. Although David’s primary motive for marrying Michal seemed to be for political reasons, the Bible tells us Michal loved David. In fact, Michal’s love for David is the only reference in the entire Bible that mentions a specific woman’s love for a man (1 Samuel 18:20).

Michal’s love for her husband compelled her to protect him from her father’s murderous plans. In an elaborate ruse, she helped David escape the palace before Saul could kill him (1 Samuel 19:11-18). Saul was furious with his daughter for her treachery. As punishment to her and an affront to David, the king married Michal off to another man named Paltiel.

After David became king he reclaimed Michal as his wife, much to Paltiel’s bereavement. Weeping loudly, Paltiel trailed after Michal when David’s servants came to collect her, until he was forcefully commanded to return home.

Abigail : read all about her in chapter 25. Incredible story


This mysterious woman

1st Samuel 14:50 call her Saul wife

1st Samuel 20:30 – Then Saul’s anger was aroused against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness?

Nathan says to David after the Bathsheba incident

God says

2 Samuel 12:8 I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more!

5 Then David said to Achish, “If I have now found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?”

6 So Achish gave him Ziklag that day. Therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.

We are an unnecessary burden on you let us move way out into the boonies

7 Now the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was one full year and four months.

8 And David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites. For those nations were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as you go to Shur, even as far as the land of Egypt.

9 Whenever David attacked the land, he left neither man nor woman alive, but took away the sheep, the oxen, the donkeys, the camels, and the apparel, and returned and came to Achish.

10 Then Achish would say, “Where have you made a raid today?” And David would say, “Against the southern area of Judah, or against the southern area of the Jerahmeelites, or against the southern area of the Kenites.”

11 David would save neither man nor woman alive, to bring news to Gath, saying, “Lest they should inform on us, saying, ‘Thus David did.’ ” And thus was his behavior all the time he dwelt in the country of the Philistines.

12 So Achish believed David, saying, “He has made his people Israel utterly abhor him; therefore he will be my servant forever.”

1 Samuel 28 – Now it happened in those days that the Philistines gathered their armies together for war, to fight with Israel. And Achish said to David, “You assuredly know that you will go out with me to battle, you and your men.”

2 So David said to Achish, “Surely you know what your servant can do.”And Achish said to David, “Therefore I will make you one of my chief guardians forever.”

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Psalm 71:14
As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.