Bible VersionsNAS1 Samuel 1:2; 1 Samuel 1:15; 1 Samuel 2:2; 1 Samuel 3:1; 1 Samuel 9:2; 1 Samuel 9:7; 1 Samuel 10:14; 1 Samuel 10:24; 1 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 14:26; 1 Samuel 14:39; 1 Samuel 17:50; 1 Samuel 20:21; 1 Samuel 21:1; 1 Samuel 21:4; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 22:8; 1 Samuel 24:11; 1 Samuel 26:12; 1 Samuel 27:1; 1 Samuel 30:4
1 Samuel 1:2; 1 Samuel 1:15; 1 Samuel 2:2; 1 Samuel 3:1; 1 Samuel 9:2; 1 Samuel 9:7; 1 Samuel 10:14; 1 Samuel 10:24; 1 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 14:26; 1 Samuel 14:39; 1 Samuel 17:50; 1 Samuel 20:21; 1 Samuel 21:1; 1 Samuel 21:4; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 22:8; 1 Samuel 24:11; 1 Samuel 26:12; 1 Samuel 27:1; 1 Samuel 30:4 (New American Standard)
He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.
"And behold, I will send the lad, saying, 'Go, find the arrows.' If I specifically say to the lad, 'Behold, the arrows are on this side of you, get them,' then come; for there is safety for you and no harm, as the LORD lives.
Then the priest said, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here." And David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."
"For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who discloses to me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you who is sorry for me or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in ambush, as it is this day."
"Now, my father, see! Indeed, see the edge of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the edge of your robe and did not kill you, know and perceive that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands, and I have not sinned against you, though you are lying in wait for my life to take it.
So David took the spear and the jug of water from beside Saul's head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because a sound sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.
Then David said to himself, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand."