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1 Samuel 18

CEB 1 As soon as David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan's life became bound up with David's life, and Jonathan loved David as much as himself. NIV 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. CEB 2 From that point forward, Saul kept David in his service and wouldn't allow him to return to his father's household. NIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house. CEB 3 And Jonathan and David made a covenant together because Jonathan loved David as much as himself. NIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. CEB 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his armor, as well as his sword, his bow, and his belt. NIV 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. CEB 5 David went out and was successful in every mission Saul sent him to do. So Saul placed him in charge of the soldiers, and this pleased all the troops as well as Saul's servants. NIV 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. CEB 6 After David came back from killing the Philistine, and as the troops returned home, women from all of Israel's towns came out to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with tambourines, rejoicing, and musical instruments. NIV 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. CEB 7 The women sang in celebration: "Saul has killed his thousands, but David has killed his tens of thousands!" NIV 7 As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." CEB 8 Saul burned with anger. This song annoyed him. "They've credited David with tens of thousands," he said, "but only credit me with thousands. What's next for him—the kingdom itself?" NIV 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?" CEB 9 So Saul kept a close eye on David from that point on. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. CEB 10 The next day an evil spirit from God came over Saul, and he acted like he was in a prophetic frenzy in his house. So David played the lyre as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand, NIV 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 CEB 11 and he threw it, thinking, I'll pin David to the wall. But David escaped from him two different times. NIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice. CEB 12 Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with David but no longer with Saul. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had left Saul. CEB 13 So Saul removed David from his service, placing him in command of a unit of one thousand men. David led the men out to war and back. NIV 13 So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns. CEB 14 David was successful in everything he did because the LORD was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. CEB 15 Saul saw that he was very successful, and he was afraid of him. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. CEB 16 Everyone in Israel and Judah loved David because he led them out in war and back again. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. CEB 17 Saul said to David, "Look, here is my oldest daughter Merab. I will give her to you in marriage on this condition: you must be my warrior and fight the LORD's battles." I won't raise my hand against him, Saul thought; let the Philistines do that! NIV 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!" CEB 18 "I'm not worthy," David replied to Saul, "and neither is my family or my father's clan in Israel, to become the king's son-in-law." NIV 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?" CEB 19 And so when the time came for Saul's daughter Merab to be married to David, she was given to Adriel from Meholah instead. NIV 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. CEB 20 Now Saul's younger daughter Michal loved David. When this was reported to Saul, he was happy about it. NIV 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. CEB 21 I'll give her to him, Saul thought; she'll cause him problems, and the Philistines will be against him. So Saul said to David a second time, "Become my son-in-law now." NIV 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." CEB 22 Saul instructed his servants, "Tell David in private: ‘Look, the king likes you, and all his servants love you. You should become the king's son-in-law.'" NIV 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.' " CEB 23 Saul's servants whispered these things in David's ear. But David said, "Do you think it's a simple matter to become the king's son-in-law? I don't! I'm poor and insignificant." NIV 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." CEB 24 Saul's servants reported what David said, NIV 24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, CEB 25 and Saul replied, "Tell David this: ‘The king doesn't want any bridal gift, just a hundred Philistine foreskins as vengeance on the king's enemies.'" (Saul was hoping that David would die at the hands of the Philistines.) NIV 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. CEB 26 When the servants reported this to David, he was happy to become the king's son-in-law. Even before the allotted time had expired, NIV 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, CEB 27 David got up and went with his soldiers and killed one hundred Philistines. David brought their foreskins and counted them out for the king so he could become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave his daughter Michal to him in marriage. NIV 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. CEB 28 When Saul knew for certain that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved him, NIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, CEB 29 then Saul was even more afraid of David. Saul was David's enemy for the rest of his life. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. CEB 30 And whenever the Philistine commanders came out for battle, David would have more success than the rest of Saul's officers, so his fame spread widely. NIV 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.