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1Samuel 18
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Jonathan and David

18WHEN DAVID had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own life.H3615H1696H7586H5315H3083H7194H5315H1732H3083H157H5315 2Saul took David that day and would not let him return to his father's house.H7586H3947H3117H5414H7725H1H1004 3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own life.H3083H1732H3772H1285H160H5315 4And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle.H3083H6584H4598H5414H1732H4055H2719H7198H2289 5And David went out wherever Saul sent him, and he prospered {and} behaved himself wisely; and Saul set him over the men of war. And it was satisfactory both to the people and to Saul's servants.H1732H3318H7586H7971H7919H7586H7760H582H4421H3190H5869H5971H5869H7586H5650 6As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the Israelite towns, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with timbrels, songs of joy, and instruments of music.H935H1732H7725H5221H6430H802H3318H5892H3478H7891H4246H7125H4428H7586H8596H8057H7991 7And the women responded as they laughed {and} frolicked, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.H802H6030H7832H559H7586H5221H505H1732H7233 8And Saul was very angry, for the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed only thousands. What more can he have but the kingdom?H7586H3966H2734H1697H3415H5869H559H5414H1732H7233H5414H505H4410 9And Saul [jealously] eyed David from that day forward.H7586H5770H1732H3117H1973

Saul Turns against David

10The next day an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved [madly] in his house, while David played [the lyre] with his hand, as at other times; and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.H4283H7451H7307H430H6743H7586H5012H8432H1004H1732H5059H3027H3117H2595H7586H3027 11And Saul cast the javelin, for he thought, I will pin David to the wall. And David evaded him twice.H7586H2904H2595H559H5221H1732H7023H1732H5437H6440H6471 12Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul.H7586H3372H6440H1732H3068H5493H7586 13So Saul removed David from him and made him his commander over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.H7586H5493H7760H8269H505H3318H935H6440H5971 14David acted wisely in all his ways {and} succeeded, and the Lord was with him.H1732H7919H1870H3068 15When Saul saw how capable {and} successful David was, he stood in awe of him.H7586H7200H7919H3966H7919H1481H6440 16But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.H3478H3063H157H1732H3318H935H6440 17Saul said to David, My elder daughter Merab I will give you as wife; only serve me courageously and fight the Lord's battles. For Saul thought, Let not my hand, but the Philistines' hand, be upon him.H7586H559H1732H1419H1323H4764H5414H802H1121H2428H3898H3068H4421H7586H559H3027H3027H6430 18David said to Saul, Who am I, and what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be the king's son-in-law?H1732H559H7586H2416H1H4940H3478H2860H4428 19But at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as wife.H6256H4764H7586H1323H5414H1732H5414H5741H4259H802

David Marries Saul’s Daughter

20Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and it pleased him.H4324H7586H1323H157H1732H5046H7586H1697H3474H5869 21Saul thought, I will give her to him that she may be a snare to him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. So Saul said to David a second time, You shall now be my son-in-law.H7586H559H5414H4170H3027H6430H7586H559H1732H3117H2859H8147 22And Saul commanded his servants to speak to David privately and say, The king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now then, become [his] son-in-law.H7586H6680H5650H1696H1732H3909H559H4428H2654H5650H157H4428H2859 23Saul's servants told those words to David. David said, Does it seem to you a light thing to be a king's son-in-law, seeing I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?H7586H5650H1696H1697H241H1732H1732H559H5869H7043H4428H2859H7326H376H7034 24And the servants of Saul told him what David said.H5650H7586H5046H559H1697H1696H1732 25Saul said, Say this to David, The king wants no dowry but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to avenge himself of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the Philistines' hands.H7586H559H559H1732H4428H2656H4119H3967H6190H6430H5358H4428H341H7586H2803H1732H5307H3027H6430 26When his servants told David these words, it pleased [him] well to become the king's son-in-law. Before the days expired,H5650H5046H1732H1697H3474H1697H5869H1732H4428H2859H3117H4390 27David went, he and his men, and slew two hundred Philistine men, and brought their foreskins and gave them in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter as wife.H1732H6965H3212H582H5221H6430H3967H376H1732H935H6190H4390H4428H4428H2859H7586H5414H4324H1323H802 28When Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David and that Michal [his] daughter loved him,H7586H7200H3045H3068H1732H4324H7586H1323H157 29Saul was still more afraid of David; and Saul became David's constant enemy.H7586H3254H3372H6440H1732H7586H1732H341H3117 30Then the Philistine princes came out to battle, and when they did so, David had more success {and} behaved himself more wisely than all Saul's servants, so that his name was very dear {and} highly esteemed.H8269H6430H3318H1767H3318H1732H7919H5650H7586H8034H3966H3365


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