Then Saul sent the messengers to see David for themselves. He said, "Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him."
When the messengers came in, the idol a was in the bed, with the covering b of goats' hair on its head.
Saul said to Michal, "Why have you deceived me like this, and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped?" Michal answered Saul, "He said to me, "Let me go; why should I kill you?' "
Now David fled and escaped; he came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. He and Samuel went and settled at Naioth.
Saul was told, "David is at Naioth in Ramah."
Then Saul sent messengers to take David. When they saw the company of the prophets in a frenzy, with Samuel standing in charge of c them, the spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also fell into a prophetic frenzy.
When Saul was told, he sent other messengers, and they also fell into a frenzy. Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also fell into a frenzy.
Then he himself went to Ramah. He came to the great well that is in Secu; d he asked, "Where are Samuel and David?" And someone said, "They are at Naioth in Ramah."
He went there, toward Naioth in Ramah; and the spirit of God came upon him. As he was going, he fell into a prophetic frenzy, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
He too stripped off his clothes, and he too fell into a frenzy before Samuel. He lay naked all that day and all that night. Therefore it is said, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
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