1 Samuel 19 ©
1 Jonathan discloseth to David his father's purpose to kill him. 4 He persuadeth his father to a reconciliation. 8 Saul, jealous of David's good success in a new war, again seeketh to slay him; he saveth himself by flight. 11 Saul's messengers come to David's house to slay him; Michal favoureth his escape, and deceiveth her father by an image in the bed. 18 David cometh to Samuel to Naioth; he is pursued; the spirit of prophecy cometh upon Saul's messengers, 23 and upon Saul.
But Jonathan Saul's son bdelighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, 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:
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.
¶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 ehis works have been to *thee-ward very good:
For he fdid put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD gwrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against hinnocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
¶And there was war again: and lDavid went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from 2him.
¶So Michal slet David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
And Michal took an 3image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.
And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.
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.