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1 Samuel 18
Now after David's talk with Saul was ended, the soul of Jonathan was joined with the soul of David, and David became as dear to him as his very life.
And that day Saul took David and would not let him go back to his father's house.
Then Jonathan and David made an agreement together, because of Jonathan's love for David.
And Jonathan took off the robe he had on and gave it to David, with all his military dress, even to his sword and his bow and the band round his body.
And David went wherever Saul sent him, and did wisely: and Saul put him at the head of his men of war, and this was pleasing to all the people as well as to Saul's servants.
Now on their way, when David came back after the destruction of the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel, with songs and dances, meeting David with melody and joy and instruments of music.
And the women, answering one another in their song, said, Saul has put to death his thousands and David his tens of thousands.
And Saul was very angry and this saying was unpleasing to him and he said, They have given David credit for tens of thousands, and to me for only thousands: what more is there for him but the kingdom?
And from that day Saul was looking with envy on David.
Now on the day after, an evil spirit from God came on Saul with great force and he was acting like a prophet among the men of his house, while David was making music for him, as he did day by day: and Saul had his spear in his hand.
And Saul, balancing the spear in his hand, said, I will give David a blow, pinning him to the wall. And David got away from him twice.
And Saul went in fear of David, because the Lord was with David and had gone away from Saul.
So Saul sent him away, and made him a captain over a thousand and he went about his business before the people.
And in all his undertakings David did wisely and the Lord was with him.
And when Saul saw how wisely he did, he was in fear of him.
But David was loved by all Israel and Judah, for he went out and came in before them.
And Saul said to David, Here is my oldest daughter Merab, whom I will give you for your wife: only be strong for me, fighting in the Lord's wars. For Saul said, Let it not be through me that his fate comes to him, but through the Philistines.
And David said to Saul, Who am I, and what is my father's family in Israel, that I am to be son-in-law to the king?
But when the time came to give Merab, Saul's daughter, to David, she was given to Adriel of Meholath.
And Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David: and Saul had word of it and was pleased.
And Saul said, I will give her to him, so that she may be a cause of danger to him, and so that the hands of the Philistines may be against him. So Saul said to David, Today you are to become my son-in-law for the second time.
And Saul gave his servants orders saying, Have talk with David secretly and say to him, See how the king has delight in you, and how you are loved by all his servants: then be the king's son-in-law.
And Saul's servants said these things to David. And David said, Does it seem to you a small thing to be the king's son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man, of no great name?
And the servants of Saul gave him an account of what David had said.
And Saul said, Then say to David, The king has no desire for any bride-price, but only for the private parts of a hundred Philistines so that the king may get the better of his haters. But it was in Saul's mind that David might come to his end by the hands of the Philistines.
And when his servants said these words to David, he was well pleased to be the son-in-law of the king. And the days were still not past.
So David and his men got up and went, and put to death two hundred of the Philistines and David took their private parts and gave the full number of them to the king, so that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for his wife.
And it was clear to Saul that the Lord was with David and he was loved by all Israel.
And Saul's fear of David became all the greater, and he went on hating him, day by day.
Then the rulers of the Philistines went out to war: and whenever they went out, David did more wisely than all the other servants of Saul, so that his name became greatly honoured.
1 Samuel 19
And Saul gave orders to his son Jonathan and to all his servants to put David to death. But Saul's son Jonathan had great delight in David.
And Jonathan said to David, Saul, my father, is purposing your death: so now, take care in the morning, and keep yourself safe in a secret place:
And I will go out and take my place by my father's side in the field near where you are and I will get into talk with my father about you, and when I see how things are, I will give you word.
And Jonathan gave his father Saul a good account of David, and said to him, Let not the king do wrong against his servant, against David because he has done you no wrong, and all his acts have had a good outcome for you:
For he put his life in danger and overcame the Philistine, and the Lord gave all Israel salvation: you saw it and were glad: why then are you sinning against him who has done no wrong, desiring the death of David without cause?
And Saul gave ear to the voice of Jonathan, and said with an oath, By the living Lord, he is not to be put to death.
Then Jonathan sent for David and gave him word of all these things. And Jonathan took David to Saul, who kept him by his side as in the past.
And there was war again: and David went out fighting the Philistines, causing great destruction among them and they went in flight before him.
And an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul, when he was seated in his house with his spear in his hand and David made music for him.
And Saul would have sent his spear through him, pinning him to the wall, but he got away and the spear went into the wall: and that night David went in flight and got away.
Then in that night Saul sent men to David's house to keep watch on him so as to put him to death in the morning: and David's wife Michal said to him, If you do not go away to a safe place tonight you will be put to death in the morning.
So Michal let David down through the window, and he went in flight and got away.
Then Michal took the image and put it in the bed, with a cushion of goat's hair at its head, and she put clothing over it.
And when Saul sent men to take David, she said, He is ill.
And Saul sent his men to see David, saying, Do not come back without him, take him in his bed, so that I may put him to death.
And when the men came in, there was the image in the bed, with the cushion of goat's hair at its head
And Saul said to Michal, why have you been false to me, letting my hater go and get safely away? And in answer Michal said to Saul, He said to me, Let me go, or I will put you to death.
So David went in flight and got away and came to Ramah, to Samuel, and gave him an account of all Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and were living in Naioth.
And word was given to Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah.
And Saul sent men to take David and when they saw the band of prophets at work, with Samuel in his place at their head, the spirit of God came on Saul's men, and they became like prophets.
And Saul, having news of this, sent other men, who in the same way became like prophets. And a third time Saul sent men, and they like the others became like prophets.
Then he himself went to Ramah, and came to the great water-spring in Secu and questioning the people he said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, They are at Naioth in Ramah.
And he went on from there to Naioth in Ramah: and the spirit of God came on him, and he went on, acting like a prophet, till he came to Naioth in Ramah.
And he took off his clothing, acting like a prophet before Samuel, and falling down he was stretched out, without his clothing, all that day and all that night. This is the reason for the saying, Is even Saul among the prophets?
And when he was going out of the Temple, one of his disciples said to him, Master, see, what stones and what buildings!
And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? there is not one stone here resting on another which will not be overturned.
And while he was seated on the Mountain of Olives opposite the Temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew said to him privately,
Say when these things will be, and what will be the sign when these things are all about to be done.
And Jesus said to them, Take care that you are not tricked by anyone.
People will come in my name, saying, I am he and a number will be turned from the true way.
And when you have news of wars and talk of wars, do not be troubled these things have to be, but it is still not the end.
Nation will go to war with nation, and kingdom with kingdom: there will be earth-shocks in different places there will be times when there is no food these things are the first of the troubles.
But take care: for they will give you up to the Sanhedrins and in Synagogues you will be whipped and you will be taken before rulers and kings because of me, for a sign to them.
And the good news has first to be given to all the nations.
And when you are taken and given up to be judged, do not be troubled about what to say: but whatever is given to you in that hour, say: because it is not you who say it, but the Holy Spirit.
And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.
And you will be hated by all men, because of my name but he who goes through to the end will have salvation.
But when you see the unclean thing which makes destruction, in the place where it has no right to be (let this be clear to the reader), then let those who are in Judaea go quickly to the mountains:
And let him who is on the house-top not go down, or go in, to take anything out of his house:
And let not him who is in the field go back to take his coat.
And it will be hard for women who are with child and for her who has a baby at the breast in those days.
And say a prayer that it may not be in the winter.
For in those days there will be sorrow, such as there has not been from the time when God made the world till now, and will not ever be again.
And if the Lord had not made the time short, no flesh would have been kept from destruction but because of the saints he has made the time short.
And then if any man says to you, See, here is Christ or, See, there have no faith in it:
Because there will be false Christs and false prophets, and they will give signs and wonders in the hope of turning even the saints from the true way.
But take care see, I have made all things clear to you before the time.
But in those days, after that time of trouble, the sun will be made dark and the moon will not give her light,
And the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers which are in the heavens will be moved.
And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
And then he will send out the angels, and will get together his saints from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven.
Take an example from the fig-tree: when its branches become soft and put out their leaves, you see that the summer is near
Even so, when you see these things taking place, you may be certain that he is near, even at the doors.
Truly, I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all these things are complete.
Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end.
But of that day or that hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father.
Take care, keep watch with prayer: for you are not certain when the time will be.
It is as when a man who is in another country for a time, having gone away from his house, and given authority to his servants and to everyone his work, gives the porter an order to keep watch.
So you are to keep watch: because you are not certain when the master of the house is coming, in the evening, or in the middle of the night, or at the cock's cry, or in the morning
For fear that, coming suddenly, he sees you sleeping.
And what I say to you, I say to all, Keep watch.