VIN(i) 1 Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants to kill David. But Jonathan was very fond of David. 2 Jonathan told David: "My father Saul is seeking to kill you. Please be on guard in the morning, and stay in a secret place and hide yourself. 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will talk about you with my father. And I will tell you what I see. 4 Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Don't let the king sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you and he has worked well for you; 5 For he put his life in his hand and killed the Philistine and the LORD worked a great victory for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood, to kill David without a cause? 6 Saul listened to Jonathan and took this oath: As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death. 7 Jonathan called David and told him all this. Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before. 8 There was war again. David went out and fought the Philistines and killed them with a great slaughter, and they fled before him. 9 And the evil spirit from the Lord came upon Saul, and he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand. 10 Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he jumped away from Saul and the spear stuck in the wall. That night David escaped and fled. 11 Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David's wife, told him, If you don't save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed. 12 So Michal let David down through the window. He fled and escaped. 13 Michal took an idol and laid it in the bed, put a pillow of goats' hair at its head, and covered it with the clothes. 14 When Saul sent the messengers to take David, Michal said, "He's sick." 15 And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed so that I may kill him. 16 And when the men came in, there was the image in the bed, with the cushion of goat's hair at its head 17 Saul said to Michal, Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped? Michal answered Saul, He said to me, 'Let me go! Why should I kill you?'. 18 So David fled and escaped, and he came to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth. 19 And it was told to Saul, "David is in Naioth in Ramah." 20 So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw the company of the prophets prophesying and Samuel standing as chief over them, then the Spirit of God came upon Saul's messengers, and they also prophesied. 21 So they told Saul, and he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. Again Saul sent messengers a third time, and they also prophesied. 22 Then he went himself to Ramah, and came to the great well that is in Secu, and he asked, Where are Samuel and David? Someone said, They are at Naioth in Ramah. 23 So he went there to Naioth in Ramah and the Spirit of God came upon him also, and he walked along prophesying until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 He stripped off his clothes and he also prophesied before Samuel, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?