1 Samuel 19
Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose to kill David.
1 Samuel 19:1 Then spake Saul unto Jonathan his son, and unto all his servants, that they should put David to death; 1 Samuel 19:2 but, Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted in David, exceedingly,so Jonathan told David, saying, Saul, my father, is seeking to put thee to death,now, therefore, take heed to thyself I pray thee, in the morning, and abide thou in concealment, and hide thyself; 1 Samuel 19:3 and, I, will come out and stand beside my father, in the field where, thou, art, and, I, will speak of thee unto my father,and, if I see aught, I will tell thee.
He persuadeth his father to reconciliation.
1 Samuel 19:4 So then Jonathan spake of David things that were good, unto Saul his father,and said unto himMay the king not sin against his servantagainst David; for he hath not sinned against, thee, nay, indeed, his doings have been good to theeward exceedingly. 1 Samuel 19:5 And, when he put his life in his hand, and smote the Philistine, and Yahweh wrought a great victory for all Israel, thou sawest, and didst rejoice. Wherefore, then, shouldst thou sin against innocent blood by putting David to death, without cause? 1 Samuel 19:6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan,and Saul sware, By the life of Yahweh, he shall not be put to death! 1 Samuel 19:7 And Jonathan called for David, and Jonathan told him all these things,and Jonathan brought in David unto Saul, and so he was in his presence, as aforetime.
By reason of David's good success in a new war, Saul's malicious rage breaketh out against him.
1 Samuel 19:8 But, when the war again brake out,and David went forth and fought with the Philistines, and smote them with a great smiting, and they fled before him, 1 Samuel 19:9 then came there a sad spirit of Yahweh unto Saul, he being in his house, seated, with his spear in his hand,while, David, played with his hand, 1 Samuel 19:10 Saul sought to smite David with the spear, even to the wall, but he slipped away from before Saul, who smote the spear into the wall,whereas, David, fled and escaped, that night. 1 Samuel 19:11 And Saul sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to put him to death, in the morning! And Michal his wife told David, saying, If thou do not deliver thyself to-night, tomorrow, art thou to be put to death.
Michal deceiveth her father with an image in David's bed.
1 Samuel 19:12 So Michal let down David, through the window, and he departed and fled, and escaped. 1 Samuel 19:13 And Michal took the household god, and put it in the bed, and, a fly-net of goat's-hair, put she at its head,and covered it with the clothes. 1 Samuel 19:14 And, when Saul sent messengers to take David, she saidHe is, sick. 1 Samuel 19:15 So Saul sent messengers to see David, saying,Bring him up in the bed unto me, that I may put him to death. 1 Samuel 19:16 And, when the messengers entered, lo! the household god in the bed,with a fly-net of goat's-hair at its head. 1 Samuel 19:17 And Saul said unto MichalWherefore, in this way, hast thou deceived me, and let go mine enemy, that he hath escaped? Then said Michal unto Saul, He, himself, said unto meLet me go, wherefore should I put thee to death?
David cometh to Samuel in Naioth.
1 Samuel 19:18 So, David, fled, and escaped, and came in unto Samuel in Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him,and he and Samuel departed, and dwelt in Naioth. 1 Samuel 19:19 And it was told Saul, saying,Lo! David, is in Naioth, in Ramah.
Saul's messengers sent to take David,
1 Samuel 19:20 So Saul sent messengers to take David, but, when they saw the assembly of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as head over them, then came the Spirit of God upon the messengers of Saul, and, they also, were, moved to prophesy. 1 Samuel 19:21 And, when they told Saul, and he sent other messengers, then were, they also, moved to prophesy. And, when Saul again sent messengers a third time, then were, they also, moved to prophesy. 1 Samuel 19:22 Then went, he also himself, to Ramah, and came in as far as the well of the threshing-floor which is in Sephi, and asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one saidLo! in Naioth, in Ramah.
and Saul himself, prophesy.
1 Samuel 19:23 And, when he departed from thence towards Naioth in Ramah, then came upon, him also, the Spirit of God, and he went on and on, and was moved to prophesy, until he entered Naioth in Ramah. 1 Samuel 19:24 And, even he, stripped off his upper garments, and, even he, was moved to prophesy before Samuel, and lay prostrate, disrobed, all that day, and all the night. For this cause, do they say, Is, even Saul, among the prophets?