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1 Samuel 18

NLT 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. NIV 1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. NLT 2 From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home. NIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. NLT 3 And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself. NIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. NLT 4 Jonathan sealed the pact by taking off his robe and giving it to David, together with his tunic, 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. NLT 5 Whatever Saul asked David to do, David did it successfully. So Saul made him a commander over the men of war, an appointment that was welcomed by the people and Saul’s officers alike. 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. NLT 6 When the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed the Philistine, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul. They sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals. 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. NLT 7 This was their song: “Saul has killed 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.” NLT 8 This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ll be making him their king!” 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?” NLT 9 So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. NLT 10 The very next day a tormenting spirit from God overwhelmed Saul, and he began to rave in his house like a madman. David was playing the harp, as he did each day. 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 NLT 11 and he suddenly hurled it at David, intending to pin him to the wall. But David escaped him twice. NIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice. NLT 12 Saul was then afraid of David, for the LORD was with David and had turned away from Saul. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. NLT 13 Finally, Saul sent him away and appointed him commander over 1,000 men, and David faithfully led his troops into 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. NLT 14 David continued to succeed in everything he did, for the LORD was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. NLT 15 When Saul recognized this, he became even more afraid of him. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. NLT 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David because he was so successful at leading his troops into battle. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. NLT 17 One day Saul said to David, “I am ready to give you my older daughter, Merab, as your wife. But first you must prove yourself to be a real warrior by fighting the LORD ’s battles.” For Saul thought, “I’ll send him out against the Philistines and let them kill him rather than doing it myself.” 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!” NLT 18 “Who am I, and what is my family in Israel that I should be the king’s son-in-law?” David exclaimed. “My father’s family is nothing!” 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?” NLT 19 So when the time came for Saul to give his daughter Merab in marriage to David, he gave her instead to Adriel, a man from 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. NLT 20 In the meantime, Saul’s daughter Michal had fallen in love with David, and Saul was delighted when he heard about it. NIV 20 Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. NLT 21 “Here’s another chance to see him killed by the Philistines!” Saul said to himself. But to David he said, “Today you have a second chance 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.” NLT 22 Then Saul told his men to say to David, “The king really likes you, and so do we. Why don’t you accept the king’s offer and become 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.’ ” NLT 23 When Saul’s men said these things to David, he replied, “How can a poor man from a humble family afford the bride price for the daughter of a king?” 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.” NLT 24 When Saul’s men reported this back to the king, NIV 24 When Saul’s servants told him what David had said, NLT 25 he told them, “Tell David that all I want for the bride price is 100 Philistine foreskins! Vengeance on my enemies is all I really want.” But what Saul had in mind was that David would be killed in the fight. 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. NLT 26 David was delighted to accept the offer. Before the time limit 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, NLT 27 he and his men went out and killed 200 Philistines. Then David fulfilled the king’s requirement by presenting all their foreskins to him. So Saul gave his daughter Michal to David to be 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. NLT 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and how much his daughter Michal loved him, NIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, NLT 29 Saul became even more afraid of him, and he remained David’s enemy for the rest of his life. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. NLT 30 Every time the commanders of the Philistines attacked, David was more successful against them than all the rest of Saul’s officers. So David’s name became very 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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