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1 Samuel 19:1–7

Saul Tries to Kill David

19 Saul told his son Jonathanm and all the attendants to killn David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David and warned him, “My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning; go into hidingo and stay there. I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I’ll speakp to him about you and will tell you what I find out.”

Jonathan spokeq well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Let not the king do wrongr to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. He took his lifes in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The Lord won a great victoryt for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocentu man like David by killing him for no reason?”

Saul listened to Jonathan and took this oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, David will not be put to death.”

So Jonathan called David and told him the whole conversation. He brought him to Saul, and David was with Saul as before.v

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