He chose David, his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds.
and Saul threw the spear, thinking, “I’ll nail David to the wall!” But David escaped from him on two different occasions.
So Achish trusted David, thinking to himself, 1 “He is really hated 2 among his own people in 3 Israel! From now on 4 he will be my servant.”
So Jonathan spoke on David’s behalf 1 to his father Saul. He said to him, “The king should not sin against his servant David, for he has not sinned against you. On the contrary, his actions have been very beneficial 2 for you.
Then Saul told his son Jonathan and all his servants to kill David. But Saul’s son Jonathan liked David very much. 1
Saul tried to nail David to the wall with the spear, but he escaped from Saul’s presence and the spear drove into the wall. 1 David escaped quickly 2 that night.
He would jab it into the basin, kettle, caldron, or pot, and everything that the fork brought up the priest would take for himself. This is what they used to do to all the Israelites 1 when they came there to Shiloh.
Now a wicked man 1 named Sheba son of Bicri, a Benjaminite, 2 happened to be there. He blew the trumpet 3 and said, “We have no share in David; we have no inheritance in this son of Jesse! Every man go home, 4 O Israel!”
He told David, 1 ‘Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city from all the tribes of Israel to build a temple in which to live. 2 But I have chosen David to lead my people Israel.’
When David’s 1 oldest brother Eliab heard him speaking to the men, he became angry 2 with David and said, “Why have you come down here? To whom did you entrust those few sheep in the desert? I am familiar with your pride and deceit! 3 You have come down here to watch the battle!”
When the Ammonites realized that David was disgusted with them, 1 they 2 sent and hired 20,000 foot soldiers from Aram Beth Rehob and Aram Zobah, 3 in addition to 1,000 men from the king of Maacah and 12,000 men from Ish-tob. 4
The men of Israel replied to the men of Judah, “We have ten shares in the king, and we have a greater claim on David than you do! Why do you want 1 to curse us? Weren’t we the first to suggest bringing back our king?” But the comments of the men of Judah were more severe than those of the men of Israel.
That’s not the way things are. There is a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Sheba son of Bicri. He has rebelled 1 against King David. Give me just this one man, and I will leave the city.” The woman said to Joab, “This very minute 2 his head will be thrown over the wall to you!”
When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, the people answered the king, “We have no portion in David, no share in the son of Jesse! 1 Return to your homes, O Israel! 2 Now, look after your own dynasty, O David!” 3 So Israel returned to their homes. 4