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1. Samuelsbog 19:1-24

David undslipper Saul

1Saul talte nu med sine folk og med sin søn Jonatan om at få David skaffet af vejen. Men Jonatan holdt meget af David, 2og derfor røbede han sin fars planer. „Min far er ude på at finde en anledning til at slå dig ihjel,” sagde han. „I morgen tidlig skal du derfor skjule dig et sted ude på marken. 3Så vil jeg bede min far om at gå en tur med mig, og jeg vil bringe dig på tale i nærheden af det sted, hvor du ligger skjult. Bagefter skal jeg nok fortælle dig, hvad jeg har fundet ud af.”

4Så talte Jonatan med sin far og lagde et godt ord ind for David. „Han har jo aldrig gjort dig noget ondt,” sagde han. „Tværtimod har han altid forsøgt at hjælpe dig. 5Har du glemt, hvordan han satte livet på spil for at slå Goliat ihjel, og hvordan Herren ved den lejlighed gav Israel en stor sejr? Du så det selv og glædede dig over det. Hvad får dig nu til at ændre mening, så du pønser på at slå en uskyldig mand ihjel? Det er der absolut ingen mening i.”

6Til sidst lod Saul sig overtale, og han svor: „Så sandt Herren lever, skal David ikke blive dræbt.”

7Så kaldte Jonatan på David og fortalte ham det hele. Derefter førte han ham til Saul, som tog ham i sin tjeneste som før. 8Krigen fortsatte, og David og hans mænd rykkede ud mod filistrene og dræbte så mange af dem, at resten af filisterhæren flygtede i panik.

9-10En dag, da Saul sad derhjemme med sit spyd i hånden, kom den onde ånd fra Herren igen over ham. David tog sin lyre og spillede for ham. Men pludselig kastede Saul sit spyd imod ham for at spidde ham til væggen. David sprang til side, og spyddet borede sig ind i væggen. Så flygtede han ud af huset og slap bort i mørket. 11Straks sendte Saul nogle af sine folk hen for at holde Davids hus bevogtet, så han kunne komme og dræbe ham den følgende morgen.

„Hvis du ikke flygter øjeblikkelig,” advarede Mikal sin mand, „er du dødsens i morgen.” 12Derefter hjalp hun David ud gennem et vindue, så han undslap. 13Så lagde hun husguden i hans seng, dækkede den med et tæppe og lagde noget gedehår i hovedenden. 14Da Sauls mænd næste morgen trængte ind i huset for at hente David, sagde Mikal: „Han er syg.” 15Den besked overbragte de til Saul, men det var han ikke tilfreds med. „Så bær ham hen til mig på sengen, så jeg kan gøre det af med ham,” befalede han. 16Men da de trængte ind i Davids soveværelse, opdagede de, at det var husguden, der lå i sengen med noget gedehår over hovedet.

17Så skældte Saul sin datter Mikal ud. „Hvorfor har du bedraget mig og ladet min fjende undslippe?” „Jeg blev tvunget til det,” forklarede hun. „Han truede med at slå mig ihjel, hvis jeg ikke gjorde, som han sagde.”

18Det lykkedes altså David at flygte. Han tog til Rama for at opsøge Samuel, og han fortalte ham om alt, hvad Saul havde gjort imod ham. Samuel tog ham med sig til Najot, hvor han kunne bo en tid. 19Da Saul fik at vide, at David opholdt sig i Najot tæt ved Rama, 20sendte han folk ud for at fange ham. Da de kom til stedet, hvor Samuel og de andre profeter stod og profeterede, kom Guds Ånd over dem—og de begyndte også at profetere! 21Da Saul hørte om det, sendte han andre folk af sted, men de begyndte også at profetere. For tredje gang sendte Saul en gruppe folk af sted, men de endte også med at profetere! 22Så tog Saul selv af sted til Rama. Da han kom til den store brønd ved Seku, spurgte han efter David og Samuel. „De er i Najot,” fik han at vide.

23På vejen derhen kom Guds Ånd over Saul, og han profeterede hele vejen til Najot! 24Derefter flåede han tøjet af sig, og hele dagen og den følgende nat lå han på gulvet og profeterede foran Samuel. Derfor siger man: „Er Saul nu også blandt profeterne?”

New International Reader's Version

1 Samuel 19:1-24

Saul Tries to Kill David

1Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan liked David very much. 2So Jonathan warned him, “My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be very careful tomorrow morning. Find a place to hide and stay there. 3My father and I will come and stand in the field where you are hiding. I’ll speak to him about you. Then I’ll tell you what I find out.”

4Jonathan told his father Saul some good things about David. He said to him, “Please don’t do anything to harm David. He hasn’t done anything to harm you. And what he’s done has helped you a lot. 5He put his own life in danger when he killed Goliath. The Lord used him to win a great battle for the whole nation of Israel. When you saw it, you were glad. So why would you do anything to harm a man like David? He isn’t guilty of doing anything to harm you. Why would you want to kill him without any reason?”

6Saul paid attention to Jonathan. Saul made a promise. He said, “You can be sure that the Lord lives. And you can be just as sure that David will not be put to death.”

7So Jonathan sent for David and told him everything he and Saul had said. Then he brought David to Saul. David served Saul as he had done before.

8Once more war broke out. So David went out and fought against the Philistines. He struck them down with so much force that they ran away from him.

9But an evil spirit sent by the Lord came on Saul. It happened as he was sitting in his house and holding his spear. While David was playing the harp, 10Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear. But David got away from him just as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David escaped.

11Saul sent some men to watch David’s house. He told them to kill David the next morning. But David’s wife Michal warned him. She said, “You must run for your life tonight. If you don’t, tomorrow you will be killed.” 12So Michal helped David escape through a window. He ran and got away. 13Then Michal got a statue of a god. She laid it on David’s bed. She covered it with clothes. And she put some goat hair at the place where David’s head would have been.

14Saul sent the men to capture David. But Michal told them, “He’s sick.”

15Then Saul sent the men back to see David. He told them, “Bring him up here to me in his bed. Then I’ll kill him.” 16But when the men entered, the only thing they found in the bed was the statue. Some goat hair was at the place where David’s head would have been.

17Saul said to Michal, “Why did you trick me like this? Why did you help my enemy escape?”

Michal told him, “He said to me, ‘Help me get away. If you don’t, I’ll kill you.’ ”

18After David had run away and escaped, he went to Samuel at Ramah. He told him everything Saul had done to him. Then David and Samuel went to Naioth and stayed there. 19Saul was told, “David is in Naioth at Ramah.” 20So Saul sent some men to capture him. When they got there, they saw a group of prophets who were prophesying. Samuel was standing there as their leader. Then the Spirit of God came on Saul’s men. So they also began to prophesy. 21Saul was told about it. So he sent some more men. They began to prophesy too. Saul sent some men a third time. And they also began to prophesy. 22Finally, Saul decided to go to Ramah himself. He went to the large well at Seku. He asked some people, “Where are Samuel and David?”

“Over in Naioth at Ramah,” they said.

23So Saul went to Naioth at Ramah. But the Spirit of God even came on him. He walked along and prophesied until he came to Naioth. 24There he took off his clothes. Then he also prophesied in front of Samuel. He lay there without his clothes on all that day and night. That’s why people say, “Is Saul also one of the prophets?”