Jonathan Intercedes for David
1Saul spoke with his son Jonathan and with all his servants about killing David. But Saul's son Jonathan took great delight in David.2Jonathan told David, “My father Saul is trying to kill you; therefore be on guard tomorrow morning; stay in a secret place and hide yourself.3I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak to my father about you; if I learn anything I will tell you.”4Jonathan spoke well of David to his father Saul, saying to him, “The king should not sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his deeds have been of good service to you;5for he took his life in his hand when he attacked the Philistine, and the Lord brought about a great victory for all Israel. You saw it, and rejoiced; why then will you sin against an innocent person by killing David without cause?”6Saul heeded the voice of Jonathan; Saul swore, “As the Lord lives, he shall not be put to death.”7So Jonathan called David and related all these things to him. Jonathan then brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence as before.