1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 Samuel 19
1 Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose to kill David. 4 He persuadeth his father to reconciliation. 8 By reason of David's good success in a new war, Saul's malicious rage breaketh out against him. 12 Michal deceiveth her father with an image in David's bed. 18 David cometh to Samuel in Naioth. 20 Saul's messengers sent to take David, 23 and Saul himself, prophesy.
19:1 ¶ And Saul speaketh unto Jonathan his son, and unto all his servants, to put David to death,
19:2 and Jonathan son of Saul delighted exceedingly in David, and Jonathan declareth to David, saying, 'Saul my father is seeking to put thee to death, and, now, take heed, I pray thee, in the morning, and thou hast abode in a secret place, and been hidden,
19:3 and II go out, and have stood by the side of my father in the field where thou [art], and I speak of thee unto my father, and have seen what [is coming], and have declared to thee.'
19:4 ¶ And Jonathan speaketh good of David unto Saul his father, and saith unto him, 'Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works for thee [are] very good;
19:5 yea, he putteth his life in his hand, and smiteth the Philistine, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation for all Israel; thou hast seen, and dost rejoice, and why dost thou sin against innocent blood, to put David to death for nought?'
19:6 And Saul hearkeneth to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul sweareth, 'Jehovah livethhe doth not die.'
19:7 And Jonathan calleth for David, and Jonathan declareth to him all these words, and Jonathan bringeth in David unto Saul, and he is before him as heretofore.
19:8 ¶ And there addeth to be war, and David goeth out and fighteth against the Philistines, and smiteth among thema great smiting, and they flee from his face.
19:9 And a spirit of sadness [from] Jehovah is unto Saul, and he is sitting in his house, and his javelin in his hand, and David is playing with the hand,
19:10 and Saul seeketh to smite with the javelin through David, and through the wall, and he freeth himself from the presence of Saul, and he smiteth the javelin through the wall; and David hath fled and escapeth during that night.
19:11 And Saul sendeth messengers unto the house of David to watch him, and to put him to death in the morning; and Michal his wife declareth to David, saying, 'If thou art not delivering thy life to-nighttomorrow thou art put to death.'
19:12 ¶ And Michal causeth David to go down through the window, and he goeth on, and fleeth, and escapeth;
19:13 and Michal taketh the teraphim, and layeth on the bed, and the mattress of goats' [hair] she hath put [for] his pillows, and covereth with a garment.
19:14 And Saul sendeth messengers to take David, and she saith, 'He [is] sick.'
19:15 And Saul sendeth the messengers to see David, saying, 'Bring him up in the bed unto me,'to put him to death.
19:16 And the messengers come in, and lo, the teraphim [are] on the bed, and the mattress of goats' [hair], [for] his pillows.
19:17 And Saul saith unto Michal, 'Why thus hast thou deceived methat thou dost send away mine enemy, and he is escaped?' and Michal saith unto Saul, 'He said unto me, Send me away: why do I put thee to death?'
19:18 ¶ And David hath fled, and is escaped, and cometh in unto Samuel to Ramath, and declareth to him all that Saul hath done to him, and he goeth, he and Samuel, and they dwell in Naioth.
19:19 And it is declared to Saul, saying, 'Lo, David [is] in Naioth in Ramah.'
19:20 And Saul sendeth messengers to take David, and they see the assembly of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing, set over them, and the Spirit of God is on Saul's messengers, and they prophesythey also.
19:21 And they declare [it] to Saul, and he sendeth other messengers, and they prophesythey also; and Saul addeth and sendeth messengers a third time, and they prophesythey also.
19:22 And he goethhe alsoto Ramath, and cometh in unto the great well which [is] in Sechu, and asketh, and saith, 'Where [are] Samuel and David?' and [one] saith, 'Lo, in Naioth in Ramah.'
19:23 And he goeth thitherunto Naioth in Ramah, and the Spirit of God is upon himhim also; and he goeth, going on, and he prophesieth till his coming in to Naioth in Ramah,
19:24 and he strippeth offhe alsohis garments, and prophesiethhe alsobefore Samuel, and falleth down naked all that day and all the night; therefore they say, 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'
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