Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 18

Today's New International Version

New International Version

1 Samuel 18

TNIV 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. NIV 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. TNIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. NIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house. TNIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. NIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 5 Whatever mission Saul sent him on, David was so successful that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. This pleased all the troops, and Saul's officers as well. 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. TNIV 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 timbrels and lyres. 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. TNIV 7 As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." NIV 7 As they danced, they sang: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." TNIV 8 Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. "They have credited David with tens of thousands," he thought, "but me with only thousands. What more can he get 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?" TNIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. TNIV 10 The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully on Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing 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 TNIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice. NIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice. TNIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had left Saul. TNIV 13 So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns. 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. TNIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. TNIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. TNIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. TNIV 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!" 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!" TNIV 18 But David said to Saul, "Who am I, and what is my family or my clan in Israel, that I should 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?" TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. NIV 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. TNIV 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." 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." TNIV 22 Then Saul ordered his attendants: "Speak to David privately and say, 'Look, the king likes you, and his attendants all love you; now become his 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.' " TNIV 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." 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." TNIV 24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, NIV 24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 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, 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, TNIV 27 David took his men with him and went out and killed two hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They counted out the full number to the king so that David might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal 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. TNIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, NIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, TNIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. TNIV 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. 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.