1 Samuel 21 ©
David cometh to Nob, and obtaineth of Ahimelech hallowed bread: Doeg is present. David asketh for a sword, and receiveth the sword of Goliath. He fleeth to Gath, where to save his life he feigneth himself mad.
And David csaid unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.
Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is 2present.
¶And David said unto Ahimelech, And is there not here under thine hand spear or sword? for I have neither brought my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.
And the priest said, The ksword of Goliath the Philistine, whom thou slewest in the valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the *ephod: if thou wilt take that, take it: for there is no other *save that here. And David said, There is none like that; give it me.
Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man 5is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?
Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?