Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 18

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1 Samuel 18

NCV 1 When David finished talking with Saul, Jonathan felt very close to David. He loved David as much as he loved himself. NIV 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. NCV 2 Saul kept David with him from that day on and did not let him go 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. NCV 3 Jonathan made an agreement with David, because he loved David as much as himself. NIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. NCV 4 He took off his coat and gave it to David, along with his armor, including his sword, bow, and 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. NCV 5 Saul sent David to fight in different battles, and David was very successful. Then Saul put David over the soldiers, which pleased Saul's officers and all the other people. 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. NCV 6 After David had killed the Philistine, he and the men returned home. Women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul. They sang songs of joy, danced, and played tambourines and stringed instruments. 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. NCV 7 As they played, they sang, "Saul has killed thousands of his enemies, but David has killed tens of thousands." NIV 7 As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” NCV 8 The women's song upset Saul, and he became very angry. He thought, "The women say David has killed tens of thousands, but they say I have killed only thousands. The only thing left for him to have is 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?” NCV 9 So Saul watched David closely from then on, because he was jealous. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. NCV 10 The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he prophesied in his house. David was playing the harp as he usually did, but Saul had a spear in his 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 NCV 11 He threw the spear, thinking, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David escaped from him twice. NIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice. NCV 12 The Lord was with David but had left Saul. So Saul was afraid of David. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. NCV 13 He sent David away and made him commander of a thousand soldiers. So David led them in battle. 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. NCV 14 He had great success in everything he did because the Lord was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. NCV 15 When Saul saw that David was very successful, he feared David even more. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. NCV 16 But all the people of Israel and Judah loved David because he led them well in battle. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. NCV 17 Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab. I will let you marry her. All I ask is that you remain brave and fight the Lord's battles." Saul thought, "I won't have to kill David. The Philistines will 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!” NCV 18 But David answered Saul, saying, "Who am I? My family is not important enough for me to become the king's son-in-law." 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?” NCV 19 So, when the time came for Saul's daughter Merab to marry David, Saul gave her instead 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. NCV 20 Now Saul's other daughter, Michal, loved David. When they told Saul, 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. NCV 21 He thought, "I will let her marry David. Then she will be a trap for him, and the Philistines will defeat him." So Saul said to David a second time, "You may 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.” NCV 22 And Saul ordered his servants to talk with David in private and say, "Look, the king likes you. His servants love you. You should be his 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.’ ” NCV 23 Saul's servants said these words to David, but David answered, "Do you think it is easy to become the king's son-in-law? I am poor and unimportant." 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.” NCV 24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, NIV 24 When Saul’s servants told him what David had said, NCV 25 Saul said, "Tell David, 'The king doesn't want money for the bride. All he wants is a hundred Philistine foreskins to get even with his enemies.'" Saul planned to let the Philistines kill David. 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. NCV 26 When Saul's servants told this to David, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. 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, NCV 27 So he and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines. David brought all their foreskins to Saul so he could be the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal for his 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. NCV 28 Saul saw 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, NCV 29 So he grew even more afraid of David, and he was David's enemy all his life. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. NCV 30 The Philistine commanders continued to go out to fight the Israelites, but every time, David was more skillful than Saul's officers. So he became famous. 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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