he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and
the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest
it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent
blood, to slay David without a cause? And Saul hearkened unto
the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he
shall not be slain. And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed
him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and
he was in his presence, as in times past.
And there was war again:
and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew
them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. And the
evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house
with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.
And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin;
but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the
javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.
Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and
to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him,
saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt
So Michal let David
down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. And
Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow
of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.
And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is
sick. And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying,
Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him. And when
the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the
bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.
And Saul said unto Michal,
Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that
he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let
me go; why should I kill thee? So David fled, and escaped, and
came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done
to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
- And it was told Saul,
saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah. And Saul sent messengers
to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets
prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the
Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also
prophesied. And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers,
and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again
the third time, and they prophesied also.
- (1 Samuel