Then 1Jonathanmade a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
42Jonathanstripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword and his bow and his belt.
So Davidwent out whereverSaulsent him, and aprospered ; and Saulset him over the men of war. And it was pleasing in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul'sservants.
It happened as they were coming, when Davidreturned from killing the Philistine, that 3the womencame out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meetKingSaul, with tambourines, with joy and with bmusicalinstruments.
The women4sang as they cplayed, and said, "5Saul has slain his thousands, 6And David his tenthousands."
Then Saulbecameveryangry, for thissayingddispleased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to Davidtenthousands, but to me they have ascribedthousands. Now 7what more can he have but the kingdom ?"
9Saullooked at David with suspicion from that day on.
Now it came about on the nextday that 8an evilspirit from Godcamemightily upon Saul, and 9he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, e10as usual ; and f11a spear was in Saul'shand.
1112Saulhurled the spear for he thought, "I will gpinDavid to the wall." But Davidhescaped from his presencetwice.
Now 13Saul was afraid of David, 14for the LORD was with him but 15had departed from Saul.
Therefore Saulremoved him from ihis presence and appointed him as his commander of a thousand ; and 16he went out and came in before the people.