1 Et factum est cum complesset loqui ad Saul, anima Ionathan colligata est animae David, et dilexit eum Ionathan quasi animam suam.
2 Tulitque eum Saul in die illa et non concessit ei, ut reverteretur in domum patris sui.
3 Inierunt autem Ionathan et David foedus; diligebat enim eum quasi animam suam.
4 Et exspoliavit se Ionathan tunicam, qua erat vestitus, et dedit eam David et reliqua vestimenta sua usque ad gladium et arcum suum et usque ad balteum.
5 Egrediebatur quoque David ad omnia, quaecumque misisset eum Saul, et prospere agebat; posuitque eum Saul super viros belli, et acceptus erat in oculis universi populi, etiam in conspectu famulorum Saul.
6 Porro cum reverterentur, cum rediret David, percusso Philisthaeo, egressae sunt mulieres de universis urbibus Israel cantantes chorosque ducentes in occursum Saul regis in tympanis et in canticis laetitiae et in sistris.
7 Et praecinebant mulieres ludentes atque dicentes: "Percussit Saul milia sua, et David decem milia sua".
8 Iratus est autem Saul nimis, et displicuit in oculis eius iste sermo, dixitque: "Dederunt David decem milia et mihi dederunt milia; quid ei superest nisi solum regnum?".
9 Non rectis ergo oculis Saul aspiciebat David ex die illa et deinceps.
10 Post diem autem alteram invasit spiritus Dei malus Saul, et vaticinabatur in medio domus suae; David autem psallebat manu sua sicut per singulos dies, tenebatque Saul lanceam.
11 Et sustulit eam putans quod configere posset David cum pariete; et declinavit David a facie eius secundo.
12 Et timuit Saul David, eo quod esset Dominus cum eo et a se recessisset.
13 Amovit ergo eum Saul a se et fecit eum tribunum super mille viros; et egrediebatur et intrabat in conspectu populi.
14 In omnibus quoque viis suis David prospere agebat, et Dominus erat cum eo.
15 Vidit itaque Saul quod prospere ageret nimis et coepit pavere eum;
16 omnis autem Israel et Iuda diligebat David; ipse enim egrediebatur et ingrediebatur ante eos.
17 Dixit autem Saul ad David: "Ecce filia mea maior Merob, ipsam dabo tibi uxorem; tantummodo esto mihi vir fortis et proeliare bella Domini". Saul autem reputabat dicens: "Non sit manus mea in eo, sed sit super illum manus Philisthinorum".
18 Ait autem David ad Saul: "Quis ego sum, aut quae est vita mea aut cognatio patris mei in Israel, ut fiam gener regis?".
19 Factum est autem tempus, cum deberet dari Merob filia Saul David, data est Hadriel Molathitae uxor.
20 Dilexit autem Michol filia Saul altera David, et nuntiatum est Saul, et placuit ei;
21 dixitque Saul: "Dabo eam illi, ut fiat ei in scandalum, et sit super eum manus Philisthinorum". Dixit ergo Saul ad David altera vice: "Gener meus eris hodie".
22 Et mandavit Saul servis suis: "Loquimini ad David secreto dicentes: "Ecce places regi, et omnes servi eius diligunt te; nunc ergo esto gener regis" ".
23 Et locuti sunt servi Saul in auribus David omnia verba haec, et ait David: "Num parum vobis videtur generum esse regis? Ego autem sum vir pauper et tenuis".
24 Et renuntiaverunt servi Saul dicentes: "Huiuscemodi verba locutus est David".
25 Dixit autem Saul: "Sic loquimini ad David: "Non habet necesse rex sponsalia, nisi tantum centum praeputia Philisthinorum, ut fiat ultio de inimicis regis" ". Porro Saul cogitabat tradere David in manibus Philisthinorum.
26 Cumque renuntiassent servi eius David verba, quae dixerat Saul, placuit sermo in oculis David, ut fieret gener regis.
27 Et nondum erant dies impleti, cum David surgens abiit cum viris, qui sub eo erant, et percussit ex Philisthim ducentos viros; et attulit praeputia eorum, et annumeraverunt ea regi, ut esset gener eius. Dedit itaque ei Saul Michol filiam suam uxorem.
28 Et vidit Saul et intellexit quia Dominus esset cum David; Michol autem filia Saul diligebat eum.
29 Et Saul magis coepit timere David; factusque est Saul inimicus David cunctis diebus.
30 Et egressi sunt principes Philisthinorum; et, quotiescumque egrediebantur, prospere agebat David magis quam omnes servi Saul, et celebre factum est nomen eius nimis.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
5 ¶ And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
10 ¶ And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.
11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.
12 ¶ And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.
13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.
15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
17 ¶ And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD'S battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?
19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul's daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.
20 And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.
21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain.
22 ¶ And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king's son in law.
23 And Saul's servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king's son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?
24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.
25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.
27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
28 ¶ And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul's daughter loved him.
29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David's enemy continually.
30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.