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Hareth in order to deliver the city of Keilah ; a city of the tribe of Judah, which had been beseiged by the Philistines, who succeeded in pillaging its granaries. Psalm 23. XXXI. Prayer of David on his re
treat from the treacherous city of
Keilah to the wilderness of Ziph.
• 1 Sam. xxiii. 1-14. Psalm 24. LIV. Prayer of David, on being in.
formed that Saol diligently sought after him in the wilderness of Ziph.
1 Sam xxiii. 14, 15. Psalm 25. XXXV. Prayer of David after his
interview with Jonathan in the wilder
ness of Ziph. 1. Sam. xxiii. 15–18. Psalna 26. CXIX. Psalm of instruction of David
to his little band, newly augmented by an accession of valiant men of the tribes of Gad, Benjamin, and Judah, who came to him in the wilderness of Ziph. 1 Sam, xxiii. 13, 14. i Chron. xii, 8–18. . ;
SECTION V. Psalms composed by David in the desert of Maon; whither he retired, after having been betrayed by the perfidy of the Ziphites. 1 Sam. xxiii. 19-24.
Psalm 27. X. Prayer of David on his retreat
to a mountain of Maon from the pursuit of Saul; who was instigated thereto by the perfidy of the Ziphites. 1 Sam.
xxiii. 19-25. Psalm 28. XIII. Prayer of David when Saul,
pursuing him, encamped on the very mountain of Maon where he was con
cealed, 1 Sam. xxiii. 25, 26. Psalm 29. XVII. Prayer of David for deliver
ance, being completely encompassed by the armies of Saul. Sam. xxiii.
25, 26. Psalm 30. CXXIV. Anthem of praise of David,
on his unexpected deliverance from Saul, who was called away to check an incursion of the Philistines. 1 Sam. xxiii, 26–28.
SECTION VI. Psalms composed by David in the cadern of the desert of Engedi, where he concealed himself, after having quitted that of Maon. 1 Sam. xxiv. 1. Psalm 31. CXLII. Prayer of David in the cave
of Engedi, on hearing that Saul was pursuing him with three thousand
chosen men. 1 Sam. xxiv, 1-3. Psalm 32. LVII. Prayer of David when he
passed the night concealed with his followers in the cave of Engedi, knowing Saul to be close at hand. 1 Sam.
xxiv. 1-3. Psalm 32. Part 2. CXLIII. Prayer of David,
concealed in the cave of Engedi, on seeing himself, when day broke, block. aded by the army of Saul, who were in possession of the entrance. 1 Sam.
xxiv. 1-4. Psalm 33. CXVI. (From first to ninth verse.)
Anthem of thanks of David when Saul promised to pursue him no more, in consequence of David's having spared his life when he retired to slumber, during the heat of the day, in the cave of Engedi, covering himself during his repose with his mantle or hyke. 1 Sam. xxiv. 4-23.
SECTION VII. Psalms composed by David in the wilderness of Paran;" whither he retired, after having spared Saul's life at Engedi, having but little dependance on the words of that prince. 1 Sam. xxv. 1. Psalm 34. CXX. Prayer and complaint of David
when obliged, at the death of his only powerful friend, the prophet Samuel, to retire to the wilderness of Paran, in
Arabia. 1 Sam. xxv. 1. . Psalm 35. XXIJI. Thanksgiving of David in
the desert of Paran; when, after having married Abigail, he became heir to the possessions of Nabal, whose flocks and herds he had defended. 1 Sam.
xxv. 2–24. Psalm 36. LVIII. Complaint, composed by
David in the wilderness of Paran, against the courtiers of Saul; who appear to have irritated the mind of that prince against him, and who were, perhaps, abettors of that prince's vioJence in giving Michal, David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish. Į Sam. xxv. 44.
SECTION VIII. Psalms composed by David in the country of Carmel near Joppa, and not far from Jezreel, which was the native place of his wife Ahinoam, 1 Sam. xxv. 43.; in the neighbourhood of which, Darid retreated to the hill of Hachilah, near Jeshimon. Psalm 37. LIV. Prayer of David representing
bis sore distress, when the treacherous inhabitants of Ziph betrayed his place of concealment to Saul; and when, instigated by their advice, Saul pursued and traced him to mount Hachilah.
1 Sam. xxvi. 1-4. Psalm 38. CXL. Prayer of David when Saul,
pursuing him with three thousand men, encamped in mount Hachilah, near
Jeshimon. 1 Sam. xxvi, 1-4. Psalm 39. CXLI. Prayer of David when in
formed by his scouts that Saul was encamped near Hachilah, over against
Jeshimon. 1 Sam. xxvi. 4. Psalm 40. XXVII. Prayer of David when, ac
companied by Abishai, he went by night into Saul's camp, and even penetrated up to his tent, unperceived by
his sleeping army. 1 Sam. xxvi. 5, 6. Psalm 41. CXXXIX. Sublime anthem of prayer
and praise of David when, after having spared Saul's life, in the midst of his sleeping army at Hachilah; and after rejecting, with horror, Abishai's proposal of destroying him; he contented himself with taking away his
spear and cruse. 1 Sam. xxvi. 5–25. Psalm 42. XXXVI. Reflections and prayer of
David, on being compelled to seek a second time an asylum amongst the