1 Samuel 19:11-17 NIV

11 Saul sent men to David's house to watch1 it and to kill him in the morning.2 But Michal, David's wife, warned him, "If you don't run for your life tonight, tomorrow you'll be killed."

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12 So Michal let David down through a window,3 and he fled and escaped.

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13 Then Michal took an idola4 and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some goats' hair at the head.

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    • b 19:13 - Hebrew "teraphim"; also in verse 16
      14 When Saul sent the men to capture David, Michal said,5 "He is ill."

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      15 Then Saul sent the men back to see David and told them, "Bring him up to me in his bed so that I may kill him."
      16 But when the men entered, there was the idol in the bed, and at the head was some goats' hair.
      17 Saul said to Michal, "Why did you deceive me like this and send my enemy away so that he escaped?" Michal told him, "He said to me, 'Let me get away. Why should I kill you?' "