1 Samuel 18

Thomson(i) 1 [Omitted] 2 [Omitted] 3 [Omitted] 4 [Omitted] 5 [Omitted] 6 Now when the choirs of women came out from all the cities of Israel to meet David, dancing to tympanums, and singing songs of triumph, accompanied with cymbals, 7 and the women in responsive strains, said, Saul hath slain his thousands; And David his ten thousands, 8 the thing appeared evil in the eyes of Saul, because of this expression; and he said, The ten thousands they have ascribed to David; and to me they have ascribed thousands. 9 [Omitted] 10 [Omitted] 11 [Omitted] 12 And Saul became afraid of David, 13 and removed him from about his person, and made him a captain over a thousand, and he went out and came in before the people. 14 And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. 15 And when Saul saw with what great wisdom he conducted himself, he was afraid of him; 16 but all Israel and Juda loved David, because he went out and came in before the people. 17 [Omitted] 18 [Omitted] 19 [Omitted] 20 And Melchol, the daughter of Saul, fell in love with David. When this was told Saul, it was well pleasing in his sight, 21 and Saul said, I will give her to him, that she may be a snare to him. Now the hand of the Philistines was against Saul, 22 therefore Saul gave orders to his servants, saying, Speak privately to David, and say, Behold the king is well pleased with thee; and all his servants love thee, therefore thou must be the king's son in law. 23 But when the servants of Saul rehearsed these words in the hearing of David, David said, Is it a light matter in your eyes to be son in law to a king? As for me, I am a man of humble condition, and not entitled to honour. 24 And when Saul's servants told him the words which David had spoken, 25 Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king desireth no other dowry, but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. Now Saul thought to throw him into the hands of the Philistines. 26 When Saul's servants told David these words, the condition on which he was to be the king's son in law, pleased David. 27 Therefore he arose and went with his men, and smote among the Philistines a hundred men, and brought their foreskins, and contracted to be the king's son in law, and he gave him his daughter Melchol to wife. 28 But when Saul saw that the Lord was with David, and that all Israel loved him, 29 he still continued to fear David; 30 [Omitted]