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1 Samuel 18

DBY 1 And it came to pass, when he had ended speaking to 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. DBY 2 And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return 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. DBY 3 And 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. DBY 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his dress, 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. DBY 5 And David went forth; whithersoever Saul sent him he prospered; 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. DBY 6 And it came to pass as they came, when David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tambours, with joy, and with triangles. 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. DBY 7 And the women answered [one another] as they played, and said, Saul hath smitten 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.” DBY 8 And Saul was very wroth, and that saying was evil in his sight; and he said, They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed the thousands; and [what] is there more for him 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?” DBY 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. DBY 10 And it came to pass the next day that an evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house, but David played with his hand, as on other days; and the spear was 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 DBY 11 And Saul cast the spear, and thought, I will smite David and the wall. But David turned away from him twice. NIV 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice. DBY 12 And Saul was afraid of David, because Jehovah was with him, and had departed from Saul. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. DBY 13 And 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. DBY 14 And David prospered in all his ways; and Jehovah was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. DBY 15 And Saul saw that he prospered well, and he stood in awe of him. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. DBY 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. DBY 17 And Saul said to David, Behold my eldest daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife; only be thou valiant for me, and fight Jehovah's battles. But Saul thought, My hand shall not be upon him, but the hand of the Philistines shall 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!” DBY 18 And David said to 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?” DBY 19 And it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite as 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. DBY 20 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing was right in his sight. NIV 20 Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased. DBY 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 upon him. And Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son-in-law a second time. 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.” DBY 22 And Saul commanded his servants, Speak with David secretly, saying, Behold, the king has 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.’ ” DBY 23 And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, Is it a light thing in your eyes to be the 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.” DBY 24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner did David speak. NIV 24 When Saul’s servants told him what David had said, DBY 25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David: The king does not desire any dowry, but a 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. DBY 26 And his servants told David these words; and the thing was right in David's sight 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, DBY 27 when David arose and went, he and his men, and smote of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they delivered them in full to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter as 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. DBY 28 And Saul saw and knew that Jehovah was with David; and Michal Saul's daughter loved him. NIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, DBY 29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul was David's enemy continually. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. DBY 30 And the princes of the Philistines went forth; and it came to pass, whenever they went forth, that David succeeded better than all the servants of Saul; and his name was much esteemed. 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.