And Saulsent the messengers again to seeDavid,saying , Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
And when the messengers were come in , behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.17
And Saulsaid unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so , and sent away mine enemy , that he is escaped ? And MichalansweredSaul, He said unto me, Let me go ; why should I kill thee?
So Davidfled , and escaped , and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuelwent and dwelt in Naioth.19
And it was toldSaul,saying , Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.20
And Saulsentmessengers to takeDavid: and when they saw the company of the prophetsprophesying , and Samuelstanding as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied .
And when it was toldSaul, he sentothermessengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saulsentmessengersagain the third time, and they prophesied also.
Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a greatwell that is in Sechu: and he asked and said , Where are Samuel and David? And one said , Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.23
And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he wenton , and prophesied , until he came to Naioth in Ramah.24
And he stripped off his clothesalso, and prophesiedbeforeSamuel in like manner, and lay downnaked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say , Is Saul also among the prophets?