1 Samuel 18 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, the son of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.
2 And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father’s house. 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house.
3 And David and Jonathan made a covenant, for he loved him as his own soul. 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the coat with which he was clothed, and gave it to David, and the rest of his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle. 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.
5 And David went out to whatsoever business Saul sent him, and he behaved himself prudently: and Saul set him over the soldiers, and he was acceptable in the eyes of all the people, and especially in the eyes of Saul’s servants. 5 Whatever Saul sent him to do, David did it so successfully that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. This pleased all the people, and Saul's officers as well.
6 Now when David returned, after he slew the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with timbrels of joy, and cornets. 6 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lutes.
7 And the women sung as they played, and they said: Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands. 7 As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."
8 And Saul was exceeding angry, and this word was displeasing in his eyes, and he said: They have given David ten thousands, and to me they have given but a thousand, what can he have more but the kingdom? 8 Saul was very angry; this refrain galled him. "They have credited David with tens of thousands," he thought, "but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?"
9 And Saul did not look on David with a good eye from that day and forward. 9 And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.
10 And the day after, the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of his house. And David played with his hand as at other times. And Saul held a spear in his hand, 10 The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand
11 And threw it, thinking to nail David to the wall: and David stept aside out of his presence twice. 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice.
12 And Saul feared David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul himself. 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had left Saul.
13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him a captain over a thousand men, and he went out and came in before the people. 13 So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns.
14 And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.
15 And Saul saw that he was exceeding prudent, and began to beware of him. 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.
16 But all Israel and Juda loved David, for he came in and went out before them. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns.
17 And Saul said to David: Behold my elder daughter Merob, her will I give thee to wife: only be a valiant man, and fight the battles of the Lord. Now Saul said within himself: Let not my hand be upon him, but let the hands of the Philistines be upon him. 17 Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab. I will give her to you in marriage; only serve me bravely and fight the battles of the LORD." For Saul said to himself, "I will not raise a hand against him. Let the Philistines do that!"
18 And David said to Saul: Who am I, or what is my life, or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son in law of the king? 18 But David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my family or my father's clan in Israel, that I should become the king's son-in-law?"
19 And it came to pass at the time when Merob, the daughter of Saul, should have been given to David, that she was given to Hadriel, the Molathite, to wife. 19 So when the time came for Merab, Saul's daughter, to be given to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah.
20 But Michol, the other daughter of Saul, loved David. And it was told Saul, and it pleased him. 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased.
21 And Saul said: I will give her to him, that she may be a stumblingblock to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be upon him. And Saul said to David: In two things thou shalt be my son in law this day. 21 "I will give her to him," he thought, "so that she may be a snare to him and so that the hand of the Philistines may be against him." So Saul said to David, "Now you have a second opportunity to become my son-in-law."
22 And Saul commanded his servants to speak to David privately, saying: Behold, thou pleasest the king, and all his servants love thee. Now, therefore be the king’s son in law. 22 Then Saul ordered his attendants: "Speak to David privately and say, 'Look, the king is pleased with you, and his attendants all like you; now become his son-in-law.' "
23 And the servants of Saul spoke all these words in the ear of David. And David said: Doth it seem to you a small matter to be the king’s son in law? But I am a poor man, and of small ability. 23 They repeated these words to David. But David said, "Do you think it is a small matter to become the king's son-in-law? I'm only a poor man and little known."
24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying: Such words as these hath David spoken. 24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said,
25 And Saul said: Speak thus to David: The king desireth not any dowry, but only a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies. Now Saul thought to deliver David into the hands of the Philistines. 25 Saul replied, "Say to David, 'The king wants no other price for the bride than a hundred Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.' " Saul's plan was to have David fall by the hands of the Philistines.
26 And when his servants had told David the words that Saul had said, the word was pleasing in the eyes of David to be the king’s son in law. 26 When the attendants told David these things, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. So before the allotted time elapsed,
27 And after a few days David rose up, and went with the men that were under him, and he slew of the Philistines two hundred men, and brought their foreskins and numbered them out to the king, that he might be his son in law. Saul therefore gave him Michol, his daughter, to wife. 27 David and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines. He brought their foreskins and presented the full number to the king so that he might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.
28 And Saul saw, and understood that the Lord was with David. And Michol, the daughter of Saul, loved him. 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David,
29 And Saul began to fear David more: and Saul became David’s enemy continually. 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days.
30 And the princes of the Philistines went forth: and from the beginning of their going forth, David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul, and his name became very famous. 30 The Philistine commanders continued to go out to battle, and as often as they did, David met with more success than the rest of Saul's officers, and his name became well known.