KJV 1SAM18 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end [H3615] of speaking [H1696] unto Saul [H7586] , that the soul [H5315] of Jonathan [H3083] was knit [H7194] with the soul [H5315] of David [H1732] , and Jonathan [H3083] loved [H157] him as his own soul [H5315] .

18:2 And Saul [H7586] took [H3947] him that day [H3117] , and would let [H5414] him go no more home [H7725] to his father's [H1] house [H1004] .

18:3 Then Jonathan [H3083] and David [H1732] made [H3772] a covenant [H1285] , because he loved [H160] him as his own soul [H5315] .

18:4 And Jonathan [H3083] stripped [H6584] himself of the robe [H4598] that [was] upon him, and gave [H5414] it to David [H1732] , and his garments [H4055] , even to his sword [H2719] , and to his bow [H7198] , and to his girdle [H2289] .

18:5 And David [H1732] went out [H3318] whithersoever Saul [H7586] sent [H7971] him, [and] behaved himself wisely [H7919] : and Saul [H7586] set [H7760] him over the men [H582] of war [H4421] , and he was accepted [H3190] in the sight [H5869] of all the people [H5971] , and also in the sight [H5869] of Saul's [H7586] servants [H5650] .(behaved: or, prospered)

18:6 And it came to pass as they came [H935] , when David [H1732] was returned [H7725] from the slaughter [H5221] of the Philistine [H6430] , that the women [H802] came out [H3318] of all cities [H5892] of Israel [H3478] , singing [H7891] and dancing [H4246] , to meet [H7125] king [H4428] Saul [H7586] , with tabrets [H8596] , with joy [H8057] , and with instruments [H7991] of musick.(Philistine: or, Philistines)(instruments: Heb. three stringed instruments)

18:7 And the women [H802] answered [H6030] [one another] as they played [H7832] , and said [H559] , Saul [H7586] hath slain [H5221] his thousands [H505] , and David [H1732] his ten thousands [H7233] .

18:8 And Saul [H7586] was very [H3966] wroth [H2734] , and the saying [H1697] displeased [H3415] [H5869] him; and he said [H559] , They have ascribed [H5414] unto David [H1732] ten thousands [H7233] , and to me they have ascribed [H5414] [but] thousands [H505] : and [what] can he have more but the kingdom [H4410] ?(displeased him: Heb. was evil in his eyes)

18:9 And Saul [H7586] eyed [H5770] David [H1732] from that day [H3117] and forward [H1973] .

18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow [H4283] , that the evil [H7451] spirit [H7307] from God [H430] came [H6743] upon Saul [H7586] , and he prophesied [H5012] in the midst [H8432] of the house [H1004] : and David [H1732] played [H5059] with his hand [H3027] , as at other times [H3117] : and [there was] a javelin [H2595] in Saul's [H7586] hand [H3027] .

18:11 And Saul [H7586] cast [H2904] the javelin [H2595] ; for he said [H559] , I will smite [H5221] David [H1732] even to the wall [H7023] [with it]. And David [H1732] avoided out [H5437] of his presence [H6440] twice [H6471] .

18:12 And Saul [H7586] was afraid [H3372] of [H6440] David [H1732] , because the LORD [H3068] was with him, and was departed [H5493] from Saul [H7586] .

18:13 Therefore Saul [H7586] removed [H5493] him from him, and made [H7760] him his captain [H8269] over a thousand [H505] ; and he went out [H3318] and came in [H935] before [H6440] the people [H5971] .

18:14 And David [H1732] behaved himself wisely [H7919] in all his ways [H1870] ; and the LORD [H3068] [was] with him.(behaved: or, prospered)

18:15 Wherefore when Saul [H7586] saw [H7200] that he behaved [H7919] himself very [H3966] wisely [H7919] , he was afraid [H1481] of [H6440] him.

18:16 But all Israel [H3478] and Judah [H3063] loved [H157] David [H1732] , because he went out [H3318] and came in [H935] before [H6440] them.

18:17 And Saul [H7586] said [H559] to David [H1732] , Behold my elder [H1419] daughter [H1323] Merab [H4764] , her will I give [H5414] thee to wife [H802] : only be thou valiant [H1121] [H2428] for me, and fight [H3898] the LORD'S [H3068] battles [H4421] . For Saul [H7586] said [H559] , Let not mine hand [H3027] be upon him, but let the hand [H3027] of the Philistines [H6430] be upon him.(valiant: Heb. a son of valour)

18:18 And David [H1732] said [H559] unto Saul [H7586] , Who [am] I? and what [is] my life [H2416] , [or] my father's [H1] family [H4940] in Israel [H3478] , that I should be son in law [H2860] to the king [H4428] ?

18:19 But it came to pass at the time [H6256] when Merab [H4764] Saul's [H7586] daughter [H1323] should have been given [H5414] to David [H1732] , that she was given [H5414] unto Adriel [H5741] the Meholathite [H4259] to wife [H802] .

18:20 And Michal [H4324] Saul's [H7586] daughter [H1323] loved [H157] David [H1732] : and they told [H5046] Saul [H7586] , and the thing [H1697] pleased [H3474] [H5869] him.(pleased him: Heb. was right in his eyes)

18:21 And Saul [H7586] said [H559] , I will give [H5414] him her, that she may be a snare [H4170] to him, and that the hand [H3027] of the Philistines [H6430] may be against him. Wherefore Saul [H7586] said [H559] to David [H1732] , Thou shalt this day [H3117] be my son in law [H2859] in [the one of] the twain [H8147] .

18:22 And Saul [H7586] commanded [H6680] his servants [H5650] , [saying], Commune [H1696] with David [H1732] secretly [H3909] , and say [H559] , Behold, the king [H4428] hath delight [H2654] in thee, and all his servants [H5650] love [H157] thee: now therefore be the king's [H4428] son in law [H2859] .

18:23 And Saul's [H7586] servants [H5650] spake [H1696] those words [H1697] in the ears [H241] of David [H1732] . And David [H1732] said [H559] , Seemeth [H5869] it to you [a] light [H7043] [thing] to be a king's [H4428] son in law [H2859] , seeing that I [am] a poor [H7326] man [H376] , and lightly esteemed [H7034] ?

18:24 And the servants [H5650] of Saul [H7586] told [H5046] him, saying [H559] , On this manner [H1697] spake [H1696] David [H1732] .(On: Heb. According to these words)

18:25 And Saul [H7586] said [H559] , Thus shall ye say [H559] to David [H1732] , The king [H4428] desireth [H2656] not any dowry [H4119] , but an hundred [H3967] foreskins [H6190] of the Philistines [H6430] , to be avenged [H5358] of the king's [H4428] enemies [H341] . But Saul [H7586] thought [H2803] to make David [H1732] fall [H5307] by the hand [H3027] of the Philistines [H6430] .

18:26 And when his servants [H5650] told [H5046] David [H1732] these words [H1697] , it pleased [H3474] [H1697] [H5869] David [H1732] well to be the king's [H4428] son in law [H2859] : and the days [H3117] were not expired [H4390] .(expired: Heb. fulfilled)

18:27 Wherefore David [H1732] arose [H6965] and went [H3212] , he and his men [H582] , and slew [H5221] of the Philistines [H6430] two hundred [H3967] men [H376] ; and David [H1732] brought [H935] their foreskins [H6190] , and they gave them in full tale [H4390] to the king [H4428] , that he might be the king's [H4428] son in law [H2859] . And Saul [H7586] gave [H5414] him Michal [H4324] his daughter [H1323] to wife [H802] .

18:28 And Saul [H7586] saw [H7200] and knew [H3045] that the LORD [H3068] [was] with David [H1732] , and [that] Michal [H4324] Saul's [H7586] daughter [H1323] loved [H157] him.

18:29 And Saul [H7586] was yet the more [H3254] afraid [H3372] of [H6440] David [H1732] ; and Saul [H7586] became David's [H1732] enemy [H341] continually [H3117] .

18:30 Then the princes [H8269] of the Philistines [H6430] went forth [H3318] : and it came to pass, after [H1767] they went forth [H3318] , [that] David [H1732] behaved himself more wisely [H7919] than all the servants [H5650] of Saul [H7586] ; so that his name [H8034] was much [H3966] set by [H3365] .(set by: Heb. precious)