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  • "Who am I, and what is my family in Israel that I should be the king's son-in-law?" David exclaimed. "My father's family is nothing!" - 1 Samuel 18:18


  • told him what his father was planning. "Tomorrow morning," he warned him, "you must find a hiding place out in the fields. - 1 Samuel 19:2


  • I'll ask my father to go out there with me, and I'll talk to him about you. Then I'll tell you everything I can find out." - 1 Samuel 19:3


  • The next morning Jonathan spoke with his father about David, saying many good things about him. "Please don't sin against David," Jonathan pleaded. "He's never done anything to harm you. He has always helped you in any way he could. - 1 Samuel 19:4


  • David now fled from Naioth in Ramah and found Jonathan. "What have I done?" he exclaimed. "What is my crime? How have I offended your father that he is so determined to kill me?" - 1 Samuel 20:1


  • Then David took an oath before Jonathan and said, "Your father knows perfectly well about our friendship, so he has said to himself, `I won't tell Jonathan--why should I hurt him?' But I swear to you that I am only a step away from death! I swear it by the LORD and by your own soul!" - 1 Samuel 20:3


  • David replied, "Tomorrow we celebrate the new moon festival. I've always eaten with your father on this occasion, but tomorrow I'll hide in the field and stay there until the evening of the third day. - 1 Samuel 20:5


  • If your father asks where I am, tell him I asked permission to go home to Bethlehem for an annual family sacrifice. - 1 Samuel 20:6


  • Show me this kindness as my sworn friend--for we made a covenant together before the LORD--or kill me yourself if I have sinned against your father. But please don't betray me to him!" - 1 Samuel 20:8


  • "Never!" Jonathan exclaimed. "You know that if I had the slightest notion my father was planning to kill you, I would tell you at once." - 1 Samuel 20:9


  • Then David asked, "How will I know whether or not your father is angry?" - 1 Samuel 20:10


  • Then Jonathan told David, "I promise by the LORD, the God of Israel, that by this time tomorrow, or the next day at the latest, I will talk to my father and let you know at once how he feels about you. If he speaks favorably about you, I will let you know. - 1 Samuel 20:12


  • But if he is angry and wants you killed, may the LORD kill me if I don't warn you so you can escape and live. May the LORD be with you as he used to be with my father. - 1 Samuel 20:13


  • Then Saul hurled his spear at Jonathan, intending to kill him. So at last Jonathan realized that his father was really determined to kill David. - 1 Samuel 20:33


  • Jonathan left the table in fierce anger and refused to eat all that day, for he was crushed by his father's shameful behavior toward David. - 1 Samuel 20:34


  • Later David went to Mizpeh in Moab, where he asked the king, "Would you let my father and mother live here under royal protection until I know what God is going to do for me?" - 1 Samuel 22:3


  • David exclaimed, "I knew it! When I saw Doeg there that day, I knew he would tell Saul. Now I have caused the death of all your father's family. - 1 Samuel 22:22
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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