1 Saul let his son Jonathan and all his servants know of his intention to kill David. But Jonathan, Saul's son, held David in great affection;
1Sam 18:1 1Sam 18:9
2 and Jonathan warned David, 'My father Saul is looking for a way to kill you, so be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hiding, stay out of sight.
1John 3:12-14 1Sam 18:1-3 1Sam 20:2 Acts 9:24 Acts 23:16 John 15:17-19 Ps 16:3
3 I shall go out and keep my father company in the countryside where you will be, and shall talk to my father about you; I shall see what the situation is and then tell you.'
1Sam 20:9 1Sam 20:13
4 Jonathan spoke highly of David to Saul his father and said, 'The king should not harm his servant David; far from harming you, what he has done has been greatly to your advantage.
Jer 18:20 Gen 42:22 1Sam 20:32 Prov 17:13 Prov 31:8-9 1Cor 8:12 1John 3:15
5 He took his life in his hands, he killed the Philistine, and Yahweh brought about a great victory for all Israel. You saw for yourself. How pleased you were! Why then sin against innocent blood by killing David for no reason?'
1Chr 11:14 1Sam 11:13 Matt 27:4 1Sam 20:32 1Sam 28:21 Judg 9:17 Ps 119:109
6 Saul was impressed by Jonathan's words. Saul swore, 'As Yahweh lives, I will not kill him.'
1Sam 14:39 1Sam 19:10-11 1Sam 28:10 Jer 5:2 Ps 15:4 Prov 26:24-25
7 Jonathan called David and told him all this. Jonathan then brought him to Saul, and David remained in attendance as before.
1Sam 16:21 1Sam 18:2 1Sam 18:13 1Sam 18:10 1Chr 11:2 Exod 4:10 Gen 31:2
8 War broke out again and David sallied out to fight the Philistines; he inflicted a great defeat on them and they fled before him.
Ps 18:32-50 Ps 27:3
9 An evil spirit from Yahweh came over Saul while he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand; David was playing the harp.
1Sam 16:14 1Sam 18:10-11 1Sam 16:16
10 Saul tried to pin David to the wall with his spear, but he avoided Saul's thrust and the spear stuck in the wall. David fled and made good his escape. That same night
1Sam 18:11 1Sam 20:33 1Sam 19:6 2Pet 2:20-22 Hos 6:4 Isa 54:17 Job 5:14-15
11 Saul sent agents to watch David's house, intending to kill him in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, warned him, 'If you do not escape tonight, you will be a dead man tomorrow!'
Judg 16:2 Ps 59:1-17
12 Michal then let David down through the window, and he made off, took to flight and so escaped.
Josh 2:15 Acts 9:24-25 2Cor 11:32-33 Ps 34:19
13 Michal then took a domestic image, laid it on the bed, put a tress of goats' hair at the head of the bed and put a cover over it.
Gen 31:19 Judg 18:14 Judg 18:17 Hos 3:4 Judg 17:5
14 When Saul sent the agents to arrest David, she said, 'He is ill.'
Josh 2:5 2Sam 16:17-19 2Sam 17:20
15 Saul sent the agents back to see David, with the words, 'Bring him to me on his bed, for me to kill him!'
1Sam 19:6 Job 31:31 Ps 37:12 Rom 3:15 Prov 27:3-4
16 So in the agents went, and there in bed was the image, with the tress of goats' hair on its head!
17 Saul then said to Michal, 'Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, and so make his escape?' Michal replied to Saul, 'He said, "Let me go, or I shall kill you!" '
2Sam 2:22 1Kgs 21:20 1Sam 19:14 1Sam 22:17 1Sam 28:12 2Sam 17:20 Exod 1:17-19
18 David, having fled and made his escape, went to Samuel at Ramah and told him exactly how Saul had treated him; he and Samuel went and lived in the huts.
1Sam 7:17 1Sam 15:34 1Sam 28:3 Jas 5:16 Ps 116:11
19 Word was brought to Saul, 'David is in the huts at Ramah.'
1Sam 22:9-10 1Sam 23:19 1Sam 26:1 Prov 29:12
20 Saul accordingly sent agents to capture David; when they saw the community of prophets prophesying, and Samuel there as their leader, the spirit of God came over Saul's agents, and they too fell into frenzy.
John 7:32 1Sam 10:10 Joel 2:28 1Sam 10:5-6 1Sam 19:11 1Sam 19:14 1Cor 14:3
21 When Saul was told of this, he sent other agents, and they too fell into frenzy; Saul then sent a third group of agents, and they fell into frenzy too.
2Kgs 1:9-13 Jer 13:23 Joel 2:28 Prov 27:22
22 He then went to Ramah himself and, arriving at the large storage-well at Seku, asked, 'Where are Samuel and David?' And someone said, 'Why, they are in the huts at Ramah!'
23 Making his way from there to the huts at Ramah, the spirit of God came over him too, and he went along in a frenzy until he arrived at the huts at Ramah.
1Sam 10:10 1Sam 19:20 1Cor 13:2 John 11:51 Matt 7:22 Num 23:5 Num 24:2
24 He too stripped off his clothes and he too fell into a frenzy in Samuel's presence, then collapsed naked on the ground for the rest of that day and all night. Hence the saying: Is Saul one of the prophets too?
2Sam 6:20 Isa 20:2 Mic 1:8 1Sam 10:10-12 2Sam 6:14 Acts 9:21 Num 24:4