1 SAMUEL 18:20 – 19:8
18:20 Now Michal the daughter of Saul loved David, and it was told Saul; and the matter pleased him.
18:21 And Saul said, I will give her to him that she may be a snare to him and that the hand of the Philistines may be upon him. Therefore Saul said to David, For the second time, you may be my son-in-law today.
18:22 Then Saul commanded his servants, Speak to David privately, saying, See, the king is pleased with you, and all his servants love you. So now become the king’s son-in-law.
18:23 And Saul’s servants spoke these words in David’s ears. And David said, Is it such a light thing in your sight for me to become a son-in-law to the king, since I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?
18:24 And Saul’s servants told him, saying, This is what David said.
18:25 Then Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king has no desire for a dowry but for a hundred Philistine foreskins, that he may be avenged of the king’s enemies. For Saul planned to have David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
18:26 So when his servants told David these things, David was pleased to become the king’s son-in-law. And when the time had not yet expired,
18:27 David rose up and went, he and his men; and he struck down two hundred Philistine men. And David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might become the king’s son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter as wife.
18:28 And Saul saw and knew that Jehovah was with David. And Michal the daughter of Saul loved him.
18:29 And Saul was even more afraid of David, and Saul was David’s enemy from then on.
18:30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth; and as often as they went forth, David succeeded more than all the servants of Saul. So his name was very highly esteemed.
19:1 And Saul told Jonathan his son and all his servants to kill David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, took great delight in David.
19:2 And Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father is seeking to kill you. Now therefore be on guard in the morning, and stay in some secret place, and hide yourself.
19:3 And I will go out and stand by my father’s side in the field where you are. And I will speak about you to my father; and if I learn anything, I will tell you.
19:4 So Jonathan spoke well about David to Saul his father and said to him, May the king not sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his deeds have been very good for you.
19:5 For he risked his life when he struck down the Philistine, and Jehovah accomplished a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by having David killed without cause?
19:6 And Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan; and Saul swore, As Jehovah lives, he shall not be put to death.
19:7 Then Jonathan called David, and Jonathan told him all these things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before.
19:8 And there was war again. And David went out and fought against the Philistines. And he struck them with a great slaughter, and they fled from before him.