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1 Samuel 18:27--19:2

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18:27 when David, along with his men, went out 1  and struck down two hundred Philistine men. David brought their foreskins and presented all of them to the king so he could become the king’s son-in-law. Saul then gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.

18:28 When Saul realized 2  that the Lord was with David and that his 3  daughter Michal loved David, 4  18:29 Saul became even more afraid of him. 5  Saul continued to be at odds with David from then on. 6  18:30 7  Then the leaders of the Philistines would march out, and as often as they did so, David achieved more success than all of Saul’s servants. His name was held in high esteem.

Saul Repeatedly Attempts to Take David’s Life

19:1 Then Saul told his son Jonathan and all his servants to kill David. But Saul’s son Jonathan liked David very much. 8  19:2 So Jonathan told David, “My father Saul is trying 9  to kill you. So be careful tomorrow morning. Find 10  a hiding place and stay in seclusion. 11 

1 tn Heb “arose and went.”

2 tn Heb “saw and knew.”

3 tn Heb “Saul’s.” In the translation the proper name has been replaced by the pronoun for stylistic reasons.

4 tn Heb “him”; the referent (David) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn Heb “of David.” In the translation the proper name has been replaced by the pronoun for stylistic reasons.

6 tc The final sentence of v. 29 is absent in most LXX mss.

tn Heb “all the days.”

7 tc Verse 30 is absent in most LXX mss.

8 tn Heb “delighted greatly in David.”

9 tn Heb “seeking.”

10 tn Heb “stay in.”

11 tn Heb “and hide yourself.”



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