1 Samuel 18

  1 H3615 [H8763] And it came to pass, when he had finished H1696 [H8763] speaking H7586 to Saul H5315 , that the soul H3083 of Jonathan H7194 [H8738] was knit H5315 with the soul H1732 of David H3083 , and Jonathan H157 [H8799] loved H5315 him as his own soul.
  2 H7586 And Saul H3947 [H8799] took H3117 him that day H5414 [H8804] , and would let H7725 [H8800] him go no more home H1 to his father's H1004 house.
  3 H3083 Then Jonathan H1732 and David H3772 [H8799] made H1285 a covenant H160 , because he loved H5315 him as his own soul.
  4 H3083 And Jonathan H6584 [H8691] stripped H4598 himself of the robe H5414 [H8799] that was upon him, and gave H1732 it to David H4055 , and his garments H2719 , even to his sword H7198 , and to his bow H2289 , and to his belt.
  5 H1732 And David H3318 [H8799] went out H7586 wherever Saul H7971 [H8799] sent H7919 [H8686] him, and behaved himself wisely H7586 : and Saul H7760 [H8799] set H582 him over the men H4421 of war H3190 [H8799] , and he was accepted H5869 in the sight H5971 of all the people H5869 , and also in the sight H7586 of Saul's H5650 servants.
  6 H935 [H8800] And it came to pass as they came H1732 , when David H7725 [H8800] had returned H5221 [H8687] from the slaughter H6430 of the Philistine H802 , that the women H3318 [H8799] came out H5892 of all the cities H3478 of Israel H7891 [H8800] , singing H4246 and dancing H7125 [H8800] , to meet H4428 king H7586 Saul H8596 , with tabrets H8057 , with joy H7991 , and with instruments of music.
  7 H802 And the women H6030 [H8799] spoke to H7832 [H8764] one another as they played H559 [H8799] , and said H7586 , Saul H5221 [H8689] hath slain H505 his thousands H1732 , and David H7233 his ten thousands.
  8 H7586 And Saul H3966 was very H2734 [H8799] angry H1697 , and the saying H3415 H5869 [H8799] displeased H559 [H8799] him; and he said H5414 [H8804] , They have ascribed H1732 to David H7233 ten thousands H5414 [H8804] , and to me they have ascribed H505 thousands H4410 : and what can he have more but the kingdom?
  9 H7586 And Saul H5770 [H8802] kept a jealous eye on H1732 David H3117 from that day H1973 and onward.
  10 H4283 And it came to pass on the next day H7451 , that the evil H7307 spirit H430 from God H6743 [H8799] came H7586 upon Saul H5012 [H8691] , and he prophesied H8432 in the midst H1004 of the house H1732 : and David H5059 [H8764] played H3027 with his hand H3117 , as at other times H2595 : and there was a javelin H7586 in Saul's H3027 hand.
  11 H7586 And Saul H2904 [H8686] cast H2595 the javelin H559 [H8799] ; for he said H5221 [H8686] , I will smite H1732 David H7023 even to the wall H1732 . And David H5437 [H8735] escaped H6440 from his presence H6471 twice.
  12 H7586 And Saul H3372 [H8799] was afraid H6440 of H1732 David H3068 , because the LORD H5493 [H8804] was with him, and had departed H7586 from Saul.
  13 H7586 Therefore Saul H5493 [H8686] removed H7760 [H8799] him from him, and made H8269 him his captain H505 over a thousand H3318 [H8799] ; and he went out H935 [H8799] and came in H6440 before H5971 the people.
  14 H1732 And David H7919 [H8688] behaved himself wisely H1870 in all his ways H3068 ; and the LORD was with him.
  15 H7586 Therefore when Saul H7200 [H8799] saw H7919 0 that he behaved H3966 himself very H7919 [H8688] wisely H1481 [H8799] , he was afraid H6440 of him.
  16 H3478 But all Israel H3063 and Judah H157 [H8802] loved H1732 David H3318 [H8802] , because he went out H935 [H8802] and came in H6440 before them.
  17 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H1419 , Behold my elder H1323 daughter H4764 Merab H5414 [H8799] , her will I give H802 thee for a wife H1121 H2428 : only be thou valiant H3898 [H8734] for me, and fight H3068 the LORD'S H4421 battles H7586 . For Saul H559 [H8804] said H3027 , Let not my hand H3027 be upon him, but let the hand H6430 of the Philistines be upon him.
  18 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] 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 came to pass at the time H4764 when Merab H7586 Saul's H1323 daughter H5414 [H8800] should have been given H1732 to David H5414 [H8738] , that she was given H5741 to Adriel H4259 the Meholathite H802 for a wife.
  20 H4324 And Michal H7586 Saul's H1323 daughter H157 [H8799] loved H1732 David H5046 [H8686] : and they told H7586 Saul H1697 , and the thing H3474 H5869 [H8799] pleased him.
  21 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H5414 [H8799] , 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 [H8799] said H1732 to David H3117 , Thou shalt this day H2859 [H8691] be my son in law H8147 in the one of the two.
  22 H7586 And Saul H6680 [H8762] commanded H5650 his servants H1696 [H8761] , saying, Speak H1732 with David H3909 secretly H559 [H8800] , and say H4428 , Behold, the king H2654 [H8804] hath delight H5650 in thee, and all his servants H157 [H8804] love H4428 thee: now therefore be the king's H2859 [H8690] son in law.
  23 H7586 And Saul's H5650 servants H1696 [H8762] spoke H1697 those words H241 in the ears H1732 of David H1732 . And David H559 [H8799] said H5869 , Seemeth H7043 [H8738] it to you a light H4428 thing to be a king's H2859 [H8692] son in law H7326 [H8802] , seeing that I am a poor H376 man H7034 [H8737] , and lightly esteemed?
  24 H5650 And the servants H7586 of Saul H5046 [H8686] told H559 [H8800] him, saying H1697 , On this manner H1696 [H8765] spoke H1732 David.
  25 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H559 [H8799] , Thus shall ye say H1732 to David H4428 , The king H2656 desireth H4119 not any dowry H3967 , but an hundred H6190 foreskins H6430 of the Philistines H5358 [H8736] , to be avenged H4428 of the king's H341 [H8802] enemies H7586 . But Saul H2803 [H8804] thought H1732 to make David H5307 [H8687] fall H3027 by the hand H6430 of the Philistines.
  26 H5650 And when his servants H5046 [H8686] told H1732 David H1697 these words H3474 H1697 H5869 [H8799] , it pleased H1732 David H4428 well to be the king's H2859 [H8692] son in law H3117 : and the days H4390 [H8804] had not expired.
  27 H1732 Therefore David H6965 [H8799] arose H3212 [H8799] and went H582 , he and his men H5221 [H8686] , and slew H6430 of the Philistines H3967 two hundred H376 men H1732 ; and David H935 [H8686] brought H6190 their foreskins H4390 [H8762] , and they gave them in full number H4428 to the king H4428 , that he might be the king's H2859 [H8692] son in law H7586 . And Saul H5414 [H8799] gave H4324 him Michal H1323 his daughter H802 for a wife.
  28 H7586 And Saul H7200 [H8799] saw H3045 [H8799] and knew H3068 that the LORD H1732 was with David H4324 , and that Michal H7586 Saul's H1323 daughter H157 [H8804] loved him.
  29 H7586 And Saul H3254 [H8686] was yet the more H3372 [H8800] afraid H6440 of H1732 David H7586 ; and Saul H1732 became David's H341 [H8802] enemy H3117 continually.
  30 H8269 Then the princes H6430 of the Philistines H3318 [H8799] went forth H1767 : and it came to pass, after H3318 [H8800] they went forth H1732 , that David H7919 [H8804] behaved himself more wisely H5650 than all the servants H7586 of Saul H8034 ; so that his name H3966 was much H3365 [H8799] esteemed.