1 Samuel 18:1-5 NIV

Saul's Jealousy of David

1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan1 became one in spirit with David, and he loved2 him as himself.3

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2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house.
3 And Jonathan made a covenant4 with David because he loved him as himself.

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4 Jonathan took off the robe5 he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.6

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5 Whatever Saul sent him to do, David did it so successfullya7 that Saul gave him a high rank in the army.8 This pleased all the people, and Saul's officers as well.

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    • a 18:5 - Or "wisely"