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17 Saul shouted to his bodyguards, “These priests of the Lord helped David! They knew he was running away, but they didn’t tell me. Kill them!”

But the king’s officers would not attack the priests of the Lord.

18 Saul turned to Doeg, who was from Edom, and said, “Kill the priests!”

On that same day, Doeg killed eighty-five priests. 19 Then he attacked the town of Nob, where the priests had lived, and he killed everyone there—men, women, children, and babies. He even killed their cattle, donkeys, and sheep.

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