NASB — 1 Samuel 19 — KJV

David Protected from Saul

1 Now Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants ato put David to death. But bJonathan, Saul’s son, greatly delighted in David. 2 So Jonathan told David saying, “Saul my father is seeking to put you to death. Now therefore, please be on guard in the morning, and stay in a secret place and hide yourself. 3 I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak with my father about you; aif I Ifind out anything, then I will tell you.” 4 Then Jonathan aspoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “bDo not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds [have been] very Ibeneficial to you. 5 For ahe took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and bthe LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw [it] and rejoiced. cWhy then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?” 6 Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul vowed, “As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death.” 7 Then Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all these words. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as aformerly.

[1] a1S 18:8, 9 b1S 18:1-3
[3] ILit see a1S 20:9, 13
[4] ILit good a1S 20:32; Pv 31:8, 9 bGn 42:22; Pv 17:13; Jr 18:20
[5] aJg 9:17; 1S 17:49, 50; 28:21; Ps 119:109 b1S 11:13; 1Ch 11:14 cDt 19:10-13; 1S 20:32; Ps 94:21; Mt 27:4
[7] a1S 16:21; 18:2, 10, 13

8 ¶ When there was war again, David went out and fought with the Philistines and Idefeated them with great slaughter, so that they fled before him. 9 Now there was aan evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house bwith his spear in his hand, cand David was playing [the harp] with [his] hand. 10 aSaul tried to Ipin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, so that he IIstuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.

[8] ILit smote
[9] a1S 16:14; 18:10, 11 b1S 18:10 c1S 16:16
[10] ILit strike David and the wall IILit struck a1S 18:11; 20:33; Pv 1:16

11 ¶ Then aSaul sent messengers to David’s house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, told him, saying, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death.” 12 aSo Michal let David down through a window, and he went out and fled and escaped. 13 Michal took athe Ihousehold idol and laid [it] on the bed, and put a quilt of goats’ [hair] at its head, and covered [it] with clothes. 14 When Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “aHe is sick.” 15 Then Saul sent messengers to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me on Ihis bed, that I may put him to death.” 16 When the messengers entered, behold, the Ihousehold idol [was] on the bed with the quilt of goats’ [hair] at its head. 17 So Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?” And Michal said to Saul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go! aWhy should I put you to death?’”

[11] aJg 16:2; Ps 59: title
[12] aJsh 2:15; Ac 9:25; 2Co 11:33
[13] IHeb teraphim aGn 31:19; Jg 18:14, 17
[14] aJsh 2:5
[15] ILit the
[16] IHeb teraphim
[17] a2S 2:22

18 ¶ Now David fled and escaped and came ato Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in bNaioth. 19 It was told Saul, saying, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.” 20 Then aSaul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw bthe company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing [and] presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and cthey also prophesied. 21 When it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. So Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also prophesied. 22 Then he himself went to Ramah and came as far as the large well that is in Secu; and he asked and said, “Where are Samuel and David?” And [someone] said, “Behold, they are at Naioth in Ramah.” 23 He Iproceeded there to Naioth in Ramah; and athe Spirit of God came upon him also, so that he went along prophesying continually until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 He also stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and Ilay down IIanaked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, “bIs Saul also among the prophets?”

[18] a1S 7:17 b1S 19:22, 23
[20] a1S 19:11, 14; Jn 7:32 b1S 10:5, 6, 10 cNu 11:25; Jol 2:28
[23] ILit went a1S 10:10
[24] ILit fell III.e. without outward garments a2S 6:20; Is 20:2; Mi 1:8 b1S 10:10-12


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Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose to kill David.

1 ¶ And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. 2 But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret [place], and hide thyself: 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou [art], and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.

[1] 1S 18:8; Pv 27:4; Ec 9:3; Jr 9:3; 2Ti 3:13.
[2] 1S 18:1; 20:2; Ps 16:3; Pv 17:17; Jn 15:17; Ac 9:24; 23:16; 1Jn 3:12.
[3] 1S 20:9, 13.

He persuadeth his father to reconciliation.

4 ¶ And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works [have been] to thee-ward very good: 5 For 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? 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, [As] the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain. 7 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.

[4] Gn 9:6; 42:22; 1S 2:25; 20:32; 22:14; 2Ch 6:22; Ps 35:12; 109:4; Pv 17:13; 24:11; 31:8; Jr 18:20; 1Co 8:12; 1Jn 3:15.
[5] Ex 14:13; Jg 9:17; 12:3; 1S 11:13; 14:45; 17:49, 52; 20:32; 28:21; 1Ch 11:14; Ps 25:3; 69:4; 119:109; Jr 26:15; Mt 27:4, 24; Jn 15:25; Ac 20:24; Php 2:30; He 2:3.
[6] 1S 14:39; 19:10; 28:10; Ps 15:4; Pv 26:24; Jr 5:2.
[7] Gn 31:2; Ex 4:10; 1S 16:21; 18:2, 10, 13; 1Ch 11:2; Is 30:33.

By reason of David's good success in a new war, Saul's malicious rage breaketh out against him.

8 ¶ 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. 9 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. 10 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. 11 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 be slain.

[8] Ps 18:32; 27:3.
[9] 1S 16:14; 18:10.
[10] 1S 19:6; 20:33; Jb 5:14; Ps 18:17; 34:19; 124:7; Pv 21:30; Is 54:17; Ho 6:4; Mt 10:23; 12:43; Lk 4:30; 11:24; Jn 10:39; 2P 2:20.
[11] Jg 16:2; Ps 59:1, 3, 6, 15.

Michal deceiveth her father with an image in David's bed.

12 ¶ So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. 13 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. 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He [is] sick. 15 And Saul sent the messengers [again] to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him. 16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, [there was] an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' [hair] for his bolster. 17 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?

[12] Jsh 2:15; Ps 34:19; Ac 9:24; 2Co 11:32.
[13] Gn 31:19; Jg 17:5; 18:14, 17; 1S 13:9, 15; Ho 3:4.
[14] Jsh 2:5; 2S 16:17; 17:20.
[15] 1S 19:6; Jb 31:31; Ps 37:12; Pv 27:3; Ro 3:15.
[16] 1S 19:16.
[17] Ex 1:17; 1S 19:14; 22:17; 28:12; 2S 2:22; 17:20; 1K 21:20; Mt 2:16; Ga 4:16.

David cometh to Samuel in Naioth.

18 ¶ 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. 19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David [is] at Naioth in Ramah.

[18] 1S 7:17; 15:34; 28:3; Ps 116:11; Jm 5:16.
[19] 1S 22:9; 23:19; 26:1; Pv 29:12.

Saul's messengers sent to take David,

20 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. 21 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. 22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that [is] in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where [are] Samuel and David? And [one] said, Behold, [they be] at Naioth in Ramah.

[20] Nu 11:25; 1S 10:5, 10; 19:11, 14; Jol 2:28; Jn 7:32, 45, 46; 1Co 14:3, 24.
[21] 2K 1:9; Pv 27:22; Jr 13:23; Jol 2:28.

and Saul himself, prophesy.

23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, [Is] Saul also among the prophets?

[23] Nu 23:5; 24:2; 1S 10:10; 19:20; Pv 16:9; 21:1; Mt 7:22; Jn 11:51; 1Co 13:2.
[24] Nu 24:4; 1S 10:10; 2S 6:14, 20; Is 20:2; Mi 1:8; Ac 9:21.


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