And Davidwent out whithersoeverSaulsent him, and behavedhimselfwisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’sservants.
And it came to pass as theycame, whenDavid was returnedfrom the slaughter of the Philistine, that the womencame out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meetkingSaul, withtabrets, with joy, and withinstruments of musick.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evilspiritfrom God cameuponSaul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and Davidplayedwith his hand, as at othertimes: and there was a javelin in Saul’shand.
And Saulsaid to David, Behold my elderdaughterMerab, her will I givethee to wife: only be thouvaliant for me, and fight the LORD’Sbattles. For Saulsaid, Let not minehand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
And Saulsaid, I willgive him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. WhereforeSaulsaid to David, Thoushaltthis day be my son in law in the one of the twain.
And Saulsaid, Thusshall ye say to David, The kingdesireth not any dowry, but an hundredforeskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’senemies. But Saulthought to makeDavidfall by the hand of the Philistines.
WhereforeDavidarose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and Davidbroughttheirforeskins, and theygavethem in fulltale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saulgave him Michal his daughter to wife.