1 Samuel 19:15
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English Standard Version
Then Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him.”

King James Bible
And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

American Standard Version
And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again Saul sent to see David, saying: Bring him to me in the bed, that he may be slain.

English Revised Version
And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Another great defeat which David had inflicted upon the Philistines excited Saul to such an extent, that in a fit of insanity he endeavoured to pierce David with his javelin as he was playing before him. The words Ruach Jehovah describe the attack of madness in which Saul threw the javelin at David according to its higher cause, and that, as implied in the words Ruach Jehovah in contrast with Ruach Elohim (1 Samuel 18:10; 1 Samuel 16:15), as inflicted upon him by Jehovah. The thought expressed is, that the growth of Saul's melancholy was a sign of the hardness of heart to which Jehovah had given him up on account of his impenitence. David happily escaped this javelin also. He slipped away from Saul, so that he hurled the javelin into the wall; whereupon David fled and escaped the same night, i.e., the night after this occurrence. This remark somewhat anticipates the course of the events, as the author, according to the custom of Hebrew historians, gives the result at once, and then proceeds to describe in detail the more exact order of the events.

1 Samuel 19:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bring him. The eastern beds consist merely of two thick cotton quilts, one of which, folded double, serves as a mattress, the other as a covering. Such seems to have been the bed of David, which could easily have been carried, with himself in it, to the presence of Saul.

1 Samuel 19:6 And Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, As the LORD lives, he shall not be slain.

Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

Psalm 37:12 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth.

Proverbs 27:3,4 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both...

Romans 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:14
And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, "He is sick."

1 Samuel 19:16
And when the messengers came in, behold, the image was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.

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