1 Locutus est autem Saul ad Ionathan filium suum et ad omnes servos suos de occisione David; porro Ionathan filius Saul diligebat David valde.
2 Et indicavit Ionathan David dicens: "Quaerit Saul pater meus occidere te; quapropter observa te, quaeso, mane; et manebis clam et absconderis.
3 Ego autem egrediens stabo iuxta patrem meum in agro, ubicumque fueris; et ego loquar de te ad patrem meum et, quodcumque videro, nuntiabo tibi".
4 Locutus est ergo Ionathan de David bona ad Saul patrem suum dixitque ad eum: "Ne peccet rex in servum suum David, quia non peccavit tibi, et opera eius bona sunt tibi valde.
5 Et posuit animam suam in manu sua et percussit Philisthaeum, et fecit Dominus victoriam magnam universo Israeli; vidisti et laetatus es. Quare ergo peccas in sanguine innoxio interficiens David, qui est absque culpa?".
6 Quod cum audisset Saul, placatus voce Ionathan iuravit: "Vivit Dominus quia non occidetur".
7 Vocavit itaque Ionathan David et indicavit ei omnia verba haec; et introduxit lonathan David ad Saul, et fuit ante eum, sicut fuerat heri et nudiustertius.
8 Motum est autem rursum bellum, et egressus David pugnavit adversum Philisthim percussitque eos plaga magna; et fugerunt a facie eius.
9 Et factus est spiritus Domini malus in Saul; sedebat autem in domo sua et tenebat lanceam, porro David psallebat in manu sua.
10 Nisusque est Saul configere lancea David in pariete; et declinavit David a facie Saul, lancea autem, casso vulnere, perlata est in parietem. Et David fugit et salvatus est nocte illa.
11 Misit ergo Saul satellites suos in domum David, ut custodirent eum, et interficeretur mane. Quod cum annuntiasset David Michol uxor sua dicens: "Nisi salvaveris te nocte hac, cras morieris",
12 deposuit eum per fenestram. Porro ille abiit et aufugit atque salvatus est.
13 Tulit autem Michol theraphim et posuit eum super lectum; et pellem pilosam caprarum posuit ad caput eius et operuit eum vestimentis.
14 Misit autem Saul nuntios, qui raperent David, et responsum est quod aegrotaret.
15 Rursumque misit Saul nuntios, ut viderent David, dicens: "Afferte eum ad me in lecto, ut occidatur".
16 Cumque venissent nuntii, inventus est theraphim super lectum, et pellis caprarum ad caput eius.
17 Dixitque Saul ad Michol: "Quare sic illusisti mihi et dimisisti inimicum meum, ut fugeret?". Et respondit Michol ad Saul: "Quia ipse locutus est mihi: "Dimitte me, alioquin interficiam te" ".
18 David autem fugiens salvatus est et venit ad Samuel in Rama et nuntiavit ei omnia, quae fecerat sibi Saul. Et abierunt ipse et Samuel et morati sunt in Naioth.
19 Nuntiatum est autem Sauli a dicentibus: "Ecce David in Naioth in Rama".
20 Misit ergo Saul nuntios, ut raperent David. Qui cum vidissent cuneum prophetarum vaticinantium et Samuel stantem super eos, factus est in illis spiritus Dei, et vaticinari coeperunt etiam ipsi.
21 Quod cum nuntiatum esset Sauli, misit alios nuntios; vaticinati sunt autem et illi. Et rursum Saul misit tertios nuntios, qui et ipsi vaticinati sunt.
22 Abiit autem etiam ipse in Rama et venit usque ad cisternam magnam, quae est in Socho; et interrogavit et dixit: "In quo loco sunt Samuel et David?". Dictumque est ei: "Ecce in Naioth sunt in Rama".
23 Et abiit inde in Naioth in Rama; et factus est etiam super eum spiritus Dei, et ambulabat ingrediens et vaticinans, usquedum veniret in Naioth in Rama.
24 Et exspoliavit se etiam ipse vestimentis suis et vaticinatus est cum ceteris coram Samuel; et cecidit nudus tota die illa et nocte, unde et exivit proverbium: "Num et Saul inter prophetas?".
King James Version
1 And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.
2 But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:
3 And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.
4 ¶ And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:
5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
6 And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.
7 And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past.
8 ¶ And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him.
9 And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.
10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.
11 Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
12 ¶ So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
13 And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.
14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick.
15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
16 And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.
17 And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?
18 ¶ So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
19 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.
20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.
21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.
22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.
23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?