Puritan Board Junior
'Reader, since there is a flood, and vengeance, and wrath upon the face of the world, fly, as the distressed dove, to this ark of the covenant; see how Jesus Christ, the true Noah, a preacher of righteousness, puts forth his hand to take thee in. He is the Son of David, to whom souls that are in debt and in distress may flee, and seemeth to speak to thee, as David to Abiathar, "Abide thou with me, fear not: for they (the world and devil) that seek thy life, seek mine: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard," 1 Samuel 22:23.' -George Swinnock
Poole's Outline of 1 Samuel 22:20-23: David's Acknowledgement of Responsibility
Verse 20: (1 Sam. 23:6) And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, (1 Sam. 2:33) escaped, and fled after David. [One escaping] Either by flight, or because he had remained at home, so that he might see to the Sacred Rites (Menochius). Therefore, it is probable that...