Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 18

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1 Samuel 18

KJV 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. KJV 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house. NIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 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 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. KJV 6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. 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 timbrels and lyres. KJV 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.” KJV 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 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?” KJV 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. KJV 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 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 KJV 11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided 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. KJV 12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. KJV 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. KJV 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. KJV 15 Wherefore 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. KJV 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. KJV 17 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to 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!” KJV 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 clan in Israel, that I should become the king’s son-in-law?” KJV 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 to 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. KJV 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. KJV 21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain. 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.” KJV 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 likes you, and his attendants all love you; now become his son-in-law.’ ” KJV 23 And Saul's servants spake 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.” KJV 24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David. NIV 24 When Saul’s servants told him what David had said, KJV 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an 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. KJV 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, KJV 27 Wherefore 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 tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife. NIV 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. KJV 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, KJV 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. KJV 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 set by. 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.

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