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1 Samuel 18

NIRV 1 David finished talking with Saul. After that, Jonathan and David became close friends. Jonathan loved David just 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. NIRV 2 From that time on, Saul kept David with him. He didn't let him return to his father's home. NIV 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. NIRV 3 Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him just as he loved himself. NIV 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. NIRV 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David. He also gave him his military clothes. He even gave him his sword, his bow and his 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. NIRV 5 David did everything Saul sent him to do. He did it so well that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. That pleased Saul's whole army, including his officers. 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. NIRV 6 After David had killed Goliath, the men of Israel returned home. The women came out of all of the towns of Israel to meet King Saul. They danced and sang joyful songs. They played lutes and tambourines. 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. NIRV 7 As they danced, they sang, "Saul has killed thousands of men. David has killed tens of thousands." NIV 7 As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” NIRV 8 That song made Saul very angry. It really upset him. He said to himself, "They are saying David has killed tens of thousands of men. But they are saying I've killed only thousands. The only thing left for him to get is the kingdom itself." 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?” NIRV 9 From that time on, Saul became very jealous of David. So he watched him closely. NIV 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David. NIRV 10 The next day an evil spirit that was sent by God came on Saul with power. Saul began to prophesy in his house. At that same time David began to play the harp, just as he usually did. Saul was holding a spear. 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 NIRV 11 He threw it at David. As he did, he said to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David got 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. NIRV 12 The LORD had left Saul and was with David. So Saul was afraid of David. NIV 12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. NIRV 13 He sent David away. He put him in command of 1,000 men. David led the troops 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. NIRV 14 In everything he did, he was very successful. That's because the LORD was with him. NIV 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. NIRV 15 When Saul saw how successful David was, he became afraid of him. NIV 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. NIRV 16 But all of the troops of Israel and Judah loved David. That's because he led them in battle. NIV 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. NIRV 17 Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab. I'll give her to you to be your wife. Just serve me bravely and fight the LORD's battles." Saul said to himself, "I won't have to lift my hand to strike him down. 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!” NIRV 18 But David said to Saul, "Who am I? Is anyone in my whole family that important in Israel? Am I worthy 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?” NIRV 19 The time came for Saul to give his daughter Merab to David. Instead, Saul gave her to Adriel from Meholah to be his 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. NIRV 20 Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David. When they told Saul about it, 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. NIRV 21 "I'll give her to him to be his wife," he said to himself. "Then maybe she'll trap him. And maybe the powerful hand of the Philistines will strike him down." So Saul said to David, "Now 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.” NIRV 22 Then Saul gave an order to his attendants. He said, "Speak to David in private. Tell him, 'The king is pleased with you. All of his attendants like you. So 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.’ ” NIRV 23 Saul's attendants spoke those very words to David. But David said, "Do you think it's a small thing to become the king's son-in-law? I'm only a poor man. I'm not very well known." 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.” NIRV 24 Saul's attendants told him what David had said. NIV 24 When Saul’s servants told him what David had said, NIRV 25 Saul said, "Tell David, 'Here's the price the king wants for the bride. He wants you to kill 100 Philistines. Then bring back the skins you cut off when you circumcise them. That's how Saul will get even with his enemies.' " Saul hoped that the powerful hand of the Philistines would strike David down. 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. NIRV 26 Saul's attendants also told David those things. Then David was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. So before the day that was set for the wedding, 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, NIRV 27 David and his men went out and killed 200 Philistines. They circumcised them. Then David brought all of the skins and gave them to the king. By doing that, he could become the king's son-in-law. So Saul gave David his daughter Michal 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. NIRV 28 Saul realized that the LORD was with David. He also realized that his daughter Michal loved David. NIV 28 When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, NIRV 29 So Saul became even more afraid of him. He remained David's enemy as long as he was king. NIV 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days. NIRV 30 The Philistine commanders kept on going out to battle. Every time they did, David had more success against them than the rest of Saul's officers. So his name became well known. 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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