But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.
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George Leo Haydock
Bethlehem, the king being relieved from his malady. "The greatest men formerly kept sheep. "Ex antiquis illustrissimus quisque pastor erat. (Varro ii. 1.) In this profession, David found many opportunities of signalizing his courage against wild beasts. (Calmet)