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the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the
Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.
SA2 23:14 And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the
Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
SA2 23:15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink
of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
SA2 23:16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the
Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by
the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would
not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
SA2 23:17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do
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