|1st Samuel 17|
King James Bible
And David went out4 whithersoever Saul sent4 him, [and] behaved himself wisely:55 and Saul set4 him over the men of war, and he was accepted4 in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
And it came to pass as they came,2 when David was returned2 from the slaughter53 of the Philistine, that the women came out4 of all cities of Israel, singing2 and dancing, to meet2 king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
And Saul was very wroth,4 and the saying displeased4 5869 him; and he said,4 They have ascribed1 unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed1 [but] thousands: and [what] can he have more but the kingdom?
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came4 upon Saul, and he prophesied101 in the midst of the house: and David played18 with his hand, as at other times: 3117 and [there was] a javelin in Saul's hand.
And Saul said4 to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give4 thee to wife: only be thou valiant 2428 for me, and fight10 the LORD'S battles. For Saul said,1 Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
And Saul said,4 I will give4 him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said4 to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law101 in [the one of] the twain.
And Saul commanded17 his servants, [saying], Commune16 with David secretly, and say,2 Behold, the king hath delight1 in thee, and all his servants love1 thee: now therefore be the king's son in law.100
And Saul's servants spake17 those words in the ears of David. And David said,4 Seemeth it to you [a] light8 [thing] to be a king's son in law,99 seeing that I [am] a poor6 man, and lightly esteemed?12
And Saul said,4 Thus shall ye say4 to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged9 of the king's enemies.6 But Saul thought1 to make David fall53 by the hand of the Philistines.
Wherefore David arose4 and went,4 he and his men, and slew55 of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought55 their foreskins, and they gave them in full17 tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law.99 And Saul gave4 him Michal his daughter to wife.
Then the princes of the Philistines went forth:4 and it came to pass, after they went forth,2 [that] David behaved himself more wisely1 than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.4
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