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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. NRS 1 When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. CEB 2 From that point forward, Saul kept David in his service and wouldn't allow him to return to his father's household. NRS 2 Saul took him that day and would 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. NRS 3 Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 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. NRS 4 Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and 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. NRS 5 David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved. 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. NRS 6 As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. CEB 7 The women sang in celebration: "Saul has killed his thousands, but David has killed his tens of thousands!" NRS 7 And the women sang to one another as they made merry, "Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten 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?" NRS 8 Saul was very angry, for this saying displeased him. He said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed thousands; what more can he have but the kingdom?" CEB 9 So Saul kept a close eye on David from that point on. NRS 9 So Saul eyed David from that day on. 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, NRS 10 The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his 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. NRS 11 and Saul threw the spear, for he thought, "I will 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. NRS 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from 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. NRS 13 So Saul removed him from his presence, and made him a commander of a thousand; and David marched out and came in, leading the army. CEB 14 David was successful in everything he did because the LORD was with him. NRS 14 David had success in all his undertakings; for the Lord was with him. CEB 15 Saul saw that he was very successful, and he was afraid of him. NRS 15 When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him. CEB 16 Everyone in Israel and Judah loved David because he led them out in war and back again. NRS 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out and came in leading them. 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! NRS 17 Then Saul said to David, "Here is my elder daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife; only be valiant for me and fight the Lord's battles." For Saul thought, "I will not raise a hand against him; let the Philistines deal with him." 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." NRS 18 David said to Saul, "Who am I and who are my kinsfolk, my father's family in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?" 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. NRS 19 But at the time when Saul's daughter Merab should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as a wife. CEB 20 Now Saul's younger daughter Michal loved David. When this was reported to Saul, he was happy about it. NRS 20 Now Saul's daughter Michal loved David. Saul was told, and the thing pleased him. 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." NRS 21 Saul thought, "Let me give her to him that she may be a snare for him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him." Therefore Saul said to David a second time, "You shall now be 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.'" NRS 22 Saul commanded his servants, "Speak to David in private and say, "See, the king is delighted with you, and all his servants love you; now then, become the king's 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." NRS 23 So Saul's servants reported these words to David in private. And David said, "Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king's son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man and of no repute?" CEB 24 Saul's servants reported what David said, NRS 24 The servants of Saul told him, "This is what David 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.) NRS 25 Then Saul said, "Thus shall you say to David, "The king desires no marriage present except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged on the king's enemies.' " Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand 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, NRS 26 When his servants told David these words, David was well pleased to be the king's son-in-law. Before the time had expired, 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. NRS 27 David rose and went, along with his men, and killed one hundred of the Philistines; and David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. Saul gave him his daughter Michal as a wife. CEB 28 When Saul knew for certain that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved him, NRS 28 But when Saul realized that the Lord was with David, and that Saul's daughter Michal loved him, CEB 29 then Saul was even more afraid of David. Saul was David's enemy for the rest of his life. NRS 29 Saul was still more afraid of David. So Saul was David's enemy from that time forward. 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. NRS 30 Then the commanders of the Philistines came out to battle; and as often as they came out, David had more success than all the servants of Saul, so that his fame became very great.

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