1 Samuel 18

  1 H3615 It happened, when he had made an end H1696 of speaking H7586 to Saul, H5315 that the soul H3083 of Jonathan H7194 was knit H5315 with the soul H1732 of David, H3083 and Jonathan H157 loved H5315 him as his own soul.
  2 H7586 Saul H3947 took H3117 him that day, H5414 and would let H7725 him go no more home H1 to his father's H7725 house.
  3 H3083 Then Jonathan H1732 and David H3772 made H1285 a covenant, H160 because he loved H5315 him as his own soul.
  4 H3083 Jonathan H6584 stripped H4598 himself of the robe H5414 that was on him, and gave H1732 it to David, H4055 and his clothing, H2719 even to his sword, H7198 and to his bow, H2289 and to his sash.
  5 H1732 David H3318 went out H7586 wherever Saul H7971 sent H7919 him, and behaved himself wisely: H7586 and Saul H7760 set H582 him over the men H4421 of war, H3190 and it was good H5869 in the sight H5971 of all the people, H5869 and also in the sight H7586 of Saul's H5650 servants.
  6 H935 It happened as they came, H1732 when David H7725 returned H5221 from the slaughter H6430 of the Philistine, H802 that the women H3318 came out H5892 of all the cities H3478 of Israel, H7891 singing H4246 and dancing, H7125 to meet H4428 king H7586 Saul, H8596 with tambourines, H8057 with joy, H7991 and with instruments of music.
  7 H802 The women H6030 sang H7832 one to another as they played, H559 and said, H7586 "Saul H5221 has slain H505 his thousands, H1732 David H505 his ten thousands."
  8 H7586 Saul H3966 was very H2734 angry, H1697 and this saying H3415 displeased H559 him; and he said, H5414 "They have ascribed H1732 to David H7233 ten thousands, H5414 and to me they have ascribed H505 but thousands. H4410 What can he have more but the kingdom?"
  9 H7586 Saul H5770 eyed H1732 David H3117 from that day H1973 and forward.
  10 H4283 It happened on the next day, H7451 that an evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H6743 came H7586 mightily on Saul, H5012 and he prophesied H8432 in the midst H1004 of the house. H1732 David H5059 played H3027 with his hand, H3117 as he did day by day. H7586 Saul H2595 had his spear H3027 in his hand;
  11 H7586 and Saul H2904 threw H2595 the spear; H559 for he said, H5221 "I will pin H1732 David H7023 even to the wall!" H1732 David H5437 escaped from H6440 his presence H6471 twice.
  12 H7586 Saul H3372 was afraid H6440 of H1732 David, H3068 because Yahweh H5493 was with him, and was departed H7586 from Saul.
  13 H7586 Therefore Saul H5493 removed H7760 him from him, and made H8269 him his captain H505 over a thousand; H3318 and he went out H935 and came in H6440 before H5971 the people.
  14 H1732 David H7919 behaved himself wisely H1870 in all his ways; H3068 and Yahweh was with him.
  15 H7586 When Saul H7200 saw H7919 that he behaved H3966 himself very H7919 wisely, H1481 he stood in awe H6440 of him.
  16 H3478 But all Israel H3063 and Judah H157 loved H1732 David; H3318 for he went out H935 and came in H6440 before them.
  17 H7586 Saul H559 said H1732 to David, H1419 "Behold, my elder H1323 daughter H4764 Merab, H5414 I will give H802 her to you as wife. H1121 Only be valiant H3898 for me, and fight H3068 Yahweh's H4421 battles." H7586 For Saul H559 said, H3027 "Don't let my hand H3027 be on him, but let the hand H6430 of the Philistines be on him."
  18 H1732 David H559 said H7586 to Saul, H2416 "Who am I, and what is my life, H1 or my father's H4940 family H3478 in Israel, H2860 that I should be son-in-law H4428 to the king?"
  19 H6256 But it happened at the time H4764 when Merab, H7586 Saul's H1323 daughter, H5414 should have been given H1732 to David, H5414 that she was given H5741 to Adriel H4259 the Meholathite H802 as wife.
  20 H4324 Michal, H7586 Saul's H1323 daughter, H157 loved H1732 David; H5046 and they told H7586 Saul, H1697 and the thing H3474 pleased him.
  21 H7586 Saul H559 said, H5414 I will give H4170 her to him, that she may be a snare H3027 to him, and that the hand H6430 of the Philistines H7586 may be against him. Therefore Saul H559 said H1732 to David, H3117 "You shall this day H2859 be my son-in-law H8147 a second time."
  22 H7586 Saul H6680 commanded H5650 his servants, H1696 "Talk H1732 with David H3909 secretly, H559 and say, H4428 ‘Behold, the king H2654 has delight H5650 in you, and all his servants H157 love H4428 you: now therefore be the king's H2859 son-in-law.'"
  23 H7586 Saul's H5650 servants H1696 spoke H1697 those words H241 in the ears H1732 of David. H1732 David H559 said, H5869 "Does it seems H7043 to you a light H4428 thing to be the king's H2859 son-in-law, H7326 since I am a poor H376 man, H7034 and lightly esteemed?"
  24 H5650 The servants H7586 of Saul H5046 told H559 him, saying, H1732 "David H5046 spoke H1697 like this."
  25 H7586 Saul H559 said, H559 "You shall tell H1732 David, H4428 ‘The king H2656 desires H4119 no dowry H3967 except one hundred H6190 foreskins H6430 of the Philistines, H5358 to be avenged H4428 of the king's H341 enemies.'" H7586 Now Saul H2803 thought H1732 to make David H5307 fall H3027 by the hand H6430 of the Philistines.
  26 H5650 When his servants H5046 told H1732 David H1697 these words, H1697 it pleased H1732 David H4428 well to be the king's H2859 son-in-law. H3117 The days H4390 were not expired;
  27 H1732 and David H6965 arose H3212 and went, H582 he and his men, H5221 and killed H6430 of the Philistines H3967 two hundred H376 men; H1732 and David H935 brought H6190 their foreskins, H4390 and they gave them in full number H4428 to the king, H4428 that he might be the king's H2859 son-in-law. H7586 Saul H5414 gave H4324 him Michal H1323 his daughter H802 as wife.
  28 H7586 Saul H7200 saw H3045 and knew H3068 that Yahweh H1732 was with David; H4324 and Michal, H7586 Saul's H1323 daughter, H157 loved him.
  29 H7586 Saul H3254 was yet the more H3372 afraid H6440 of H1732 David; H7586 and Saul H1732 was David's H341 enemy H3117 continually.
  30 H8269 Then the princes H6430 of the Philistines H3318 went forth: H1767 and it happened, as often H3318 as they went forth, H1732 that David H7919 behaved himself more wisely H5650 than all the servants H7586 of Saul; H8034 so that his name H3966 was highly H3365 esteemed.