"Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the face of the Lord. And the Lord said, ""There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gib'eonites to death."" "
"So the king called the Gib'eonites. a Now the Gib'eonites were not of the people of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; although the people of Israel had sworn to spare them, Saul had sought to slay them in his zeal for the people of Israel and Judah. "
"And David said to the Gib'eonites, ""What shall I do for you? And how shall I make expiation, that you may bless the heritage of the Lord?"" "