Sha'ul spoke to Yonatan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Yonatan, Sha'ul's son, delighted much in David.
Yonatan told David, saying, Sha'ul my father seeks to kill you: now therefore, please take care of yourself in the morning, and live in a secret place, and hide yourself:
and I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will commune with my father of you; and if I see anything, I will tell you.
Yonatan spoke good of David to Sha'ul his father, and said to him, Don't let the king sin against his servant, against David; because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been very good toward you:
for he put his life in his hand, and struck the Pelishti, and the LORD worked a great victory for all Yisra'el: you saw it, and did rejoice; why then will you sin against innocent blood, to kill David without a cause?
Sha'ul listened to the voice of Yonatan: and Sha'ul swore, As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death.
Yonatan called David, and Yonatan shown him all those things. Yonatan brought David to Sha'ul, and he was in his presence, as before.
There was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Pelishtim, and killed them with a great slaughter; and they fled before him.
An evil spirit from the LORD was on Sha'ul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.
Sha'ul sought to strike David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Sha'ul's presence, and he struck the spear into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.
Sha'ul sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to kill him in the morning: and Mikhal, David's wife, told him, saying, If you don't save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be slain.
So Mikhal let David down through the window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
Mikhal took the terafim, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' [hair] at the head of it, and covered it with the clothes.
When Sha'ul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick.
Sha'ul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him.
When the messengers came in, behold, the terafim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' [hair] at the head of it.
Sha'ul said to Mikhal, Why have you deceived me thus, and let my enemy go, so that he is escaped? Mikhal answered Sha'ul, He said to me, Let me go; why should I kill you?
Now David fled, and escaped, and came to Shemu'el to Ramah, and told him all that Sha'ul had done to him. He and Shemu'el went and lived in Nayot.
It was told Sha'ul, saying, Behold, David is at Nayot in Ramah.
Sha'ul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Shemu'el standing as head over them, the Spirit of God came on the messengers of Sha'ul, and they also prophesied.
When it was told Sha'ul, he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. Sha'ul sent messengers again the third time, and they also prophesied.
Then went he also to Ramah, and came to the great well that is in Sekhu: and he asked and said, Where are Shemu'el and David? One said, Behold, they are at Nayot in Ramah.
He went there to Nayot in Ramah: and the Spirit of God came on him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Nayot in Ramah.
He also stripped off his clothes, and he also prophesied before Shemu'el, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, "Is Sha'ul also among the prophets?"