1 Samuel 19

1 And Saul aspake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. 2 But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, bsaying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself: 3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.

4 And Jonathan cspake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king dsin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good: 5 For he did put his ilife in his hand, and hslew the Philistine, and gthe LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: fwherefore then wilt thou esin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause? 6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain. 7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past.

8 And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. 9 And jthe evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand. 10 And Saul ksought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night. 11 lSaul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.

12 So Michal mlet David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. 13 And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth. 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick. 15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him. 16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster. 17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; nwhy should I kill thee?

18 So David fled, and escaped, and came to oSamuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth. 19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah. 20 And rSaul sent messengers to take David: qand when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also pprophesied. 21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. 23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and sthe Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 tAnd he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down unaked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, vIs Saul also among the prophets?

Cross Ref
1aPro 27:4
2bAct 23:16
4cPro 31:8
dGen 42:22
1 Sam 2:25
2 Chr 6:22
Psa 35:12
Psa 109:5
Pro 17:13
Jer 18:20
1 Cor 8:12
1 Joh 3:15
5eMat 27:4
f1 Sam 20:32
g1 Chr 11:14
1 Sam 11:13
h1 Sam 17:49
iPsa 119:109
1 Sam 28:21
Jdg 12:3
Jdg 9:17
9j1 Sam 16:14
1 Sam 18:10
10kJob 5:2
Psa 5:6
Pro 1:16
Pro 29:10
11lPsa 59:1
12mJos 2:15
Act 9:24-25
17n2 Sam 2:22
18oPro 17:17
Mal 2:7
20pJoe 2:28
Num 11:25
q1 Cor 14:24-25
1 Cor 14:3
1 Sam 10:5-6
rJoh 7:45
Joh 7:32
23s1 Cor 13:2
Joh 11:51
Mat 7:22
Dan 4:35
Pro 21:1
1 Sam 10:10
Num 23:5
Gen 31:24
24tIsa 20:2
u2 Sam 6:14
2 Sam 6:20
Mic 1:8
v1 Sam 10:11
Act 9:21