1 Samuel 18:3-13 NAS

3 Then 1Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.

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4 2Jonathan stripped 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.

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5 So David went out wherever * Saul sent him, and aprospered; and Saul set him over the men of war. And it was pleasing in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul's servants.

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    • Ě 18:5 - Or "acted wisely"
      6 It happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that 3the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with bmusical instruments.

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        • ě 18:6 - I.e. triangles; or three-stringed instruments
          7 The women 4sang as they cplayed, and said, "5Saul has slain his thousands, 6And David his ten thousands."

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          8 Then Saul became very angry, for this saying ddispleased * him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now 7what more can he have but the kingdom?"

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            • ĝ 18:8 - Lit "was evil in his eyes"
              9 Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.

              Saul Turns against David

              10 Now it came about on the next day that 8an evil spirit from God came mightily 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's hand.

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                • Ğ 18:10 - Lit "day by day"
                • ğ 18:10 - Lit "the"
                  11 12Saul hurled the spear for he thought, "I will gpin David to the wall." But David hescaped from his presence twice.

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                    • Ġ 18:11 - Lit "strike David and the wall"
                    • ġ 18:11 - Lit "turned about"
                      12 Now 13Saul was afraid of David, 14for the LORD was with him but 15had departed from Saul.

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                      13 Therefore Saul removed him from ihis presence and appointed him as his commander of a thousand; and 16he went out and came in before the people.

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