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1 Samuel 18

TMB 1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. NIV 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. TMB 2 And Saul took him that day and would let him go home no more to his father's house. NIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house. TMB 3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. NIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. TMB 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword and to his bow and to his girdle. 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. TMB 5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely; and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of 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. TMB 6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with taborets, with joy, and with instruments of music. 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. TMB 7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, "Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands." NIV 7 As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." TMB 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands. And what can he have more but the kingdom?" 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?" TMB 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. TMB 10 And it came to pass on the morrow that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house. And David played with his hand, as at other times. And there was a javelin in Saul's 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 TMB 11 and Saul cast the javelin, for he said, "I will smite David even to the wall with it." And David escaped out of his presence twice. NIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice. TMB 12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him and had departed from Saul. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had left Saul. TMB 13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people. 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. TMB 14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways, and the LORD was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. TMB 15 Therefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. TMB 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. TMB 17 And Saul said to David, "Behold my elder daughter Merab; her will I give thee for a wife. Only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD'S battles." For Saul said, "Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him." 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!" TMB 18 And David said unto Saul, "Who am I? And what is my life or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?" 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?" TMB 19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite for a wife. 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. TMB 20 And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. NIV 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. TMB 21 And Saul said, "I will give her to him, that she may be a snare to him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him." Therefore Saul said to David, "Thou shalt this day be my son-in-law through one of the two." 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." TMB 22 And Saul commanded his servants, saying, "Commune with David secretly and say, `Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee. Now therefore be 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.' " TMB 23 And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, "Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king's son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?" 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." TMB 24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, "In this manner spoke David." NIV 24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, TMB 25 And Saul said, "Thus shall ye say to David: `The king desireth not any dowry but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies.'" But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand 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. TMB 26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law; and the days were not 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, TMB 27 Therefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full measure to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter for a wife. 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. TMB 28 And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David and that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved him. NIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, TMB 29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David, and Saul became David's enemy continually. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. TMB 30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth. And it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul, so that his name was much esteemed. 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.