1 Samuel 19:1-7 New International Version

Saul Seeks to Kill David

19 1  Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David 2  and warned him, "My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hiding and stay there. 3  I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I'll speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out." 4  Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, "Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. 5  He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?" 6  Saul listened to Jonathan and took this oath: "As surely as the Lord lives, David will not be put to death." 7  So Jonathan called David and told him the whole conversation. He brought him to Saul, and David was with Saul as before.



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