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Romans 13:8Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled [the] law.

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1 Samuel chapter 23

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Then they told David, saying, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are plundering the threshing floors."
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So David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines and deliver Keilah."
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But David's men said to him, "Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more then if we go to Keilah against the ranks of the Philistines?"
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Then David inquired of the LORD once more. And the LORD answered him and said, "Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand."
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So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines; and he led away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. Thus David delivered the inhabitants of Keilah.
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Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, [that] he came down [with] an ephod in his hand.
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When it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he shut himself in by entering a city with double gates and bars."
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So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.
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Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."
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Then David said, "O LORD God of Israel, Your servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account.
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"Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down."
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Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you."
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Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the pursuit.
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David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.
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Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.
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And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.
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Thus he said to him, "Do not be afraid, because the hand of Saul my father will not find you, and you will be king over Israel and I will be next to you; and Saul my father knows that also."
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So the two of them made a covenant before the LORD; and David stayed at Horesh while Jonathan went to his house.
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Then Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is David not hiding with us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?
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"Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part [shall be] to surrender him into the king's hand."
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Saul said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.
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"Go now, make more sure, and investigate and see his place where his haunt is, [and] who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning.
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"So look, and learn about all the hiding places where he hides himself and return to me with certainty, and I will go with you; and if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah."
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Then they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon.
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When Saul and his men went to seek [him], they told David, and he came down to the rock and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard [it], he pursued David in the wilderness of Maon.
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Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was hurrying to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were surrounding David and his men to seize them.
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But a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land."
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So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape.
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David went up from there and stayed in the strongholds of Engedi.

Psalm chapter 31

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For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.
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Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.
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For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me.
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You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.
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Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.
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I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.
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I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul,
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And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.
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Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body [also].
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For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.
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Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
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I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.
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For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.
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But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, "You are my God."
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My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.
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Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.
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Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
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Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.
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How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!
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You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.
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Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.
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As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.
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O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer.
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Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm chapter 54

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For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "Is not David hiding himself among us?" Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power.
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Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.
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For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.
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Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.
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He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
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Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.
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For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked [with satisfaction] upon my enemies.

Matthew chapter 7

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"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
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"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.
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"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
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"Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye?
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"You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
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"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
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"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
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"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
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"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
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"Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
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"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
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"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
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"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
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"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
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"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
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"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn [bushes] nor figs from thistles, are they?
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"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
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"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
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"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
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"So then, you will know them by their fruits.
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"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven [will enter].
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"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
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"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
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"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
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"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and [yet] it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
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"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
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"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell-- and great was its fall."
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When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching;
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for He was teaching them as [one] having authority, and not as their scribes.