From King David
[shortly before Saul's last stand at Mount Gilboa
] David is not among the enemy, Father. It's not your honor that's at stake. It's the lives of our men.
I will ride out against the Philistines. If I ride alone, so be it.
[rallying the Israelite troops while preparing to offer a sacrifice
] Rouse yourselves in anger! Lay nations at our feet! Whet your flashing swords! Make your arrows drunk with blood!
] My Lord, *I* am your sacrifice.
This day, you will surely die.
Then my prayer will be answered at last.