1 Samuel Chapter 19

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1 Samuel 19

1And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.

2But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:

3And I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where thou art, and I will commune with my father of thee; and what I see, that I will tell thee.

4And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:

5For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

6And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.

7And Jonathan called David, and Jonathan shewed him all those things. And Jonathan brought David to Saul, and he was in his presence, as in times past.

8And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him.

9And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

10And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

11Saul also sent messengers unto David’s house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David’s wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.

12So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

13And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

14And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is sick.

15And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

16And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster.

17And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?

18So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.

19And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

20And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

21And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

22Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.

23And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.

24And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?

30 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 19

  1. ILove to eat the Word for breakfast

    Doctor Jeckell and Mr. Hyde

    6And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.

    15And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

    There was another man named Saul who understood the inside battle that going on…who was renamed Paul…(meaning humble )

    For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. (Romans 7:15, 18 KJV)

  2. At the end of this passage it is seen that the messengers and even Saul were going to the place where the man of God was. As they approached and even got in his presence they prophesied. This shows two things. First, even those wishing to do evil cannot overcome God’s spirit and power. Second, the closer one gets to the man of God in our life, the more we will understand the truth of God’s Word and even proclaim the message to others.

  3. 17And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?

    David was innocent. Saul was tormented by an evil spirit. Up to this point Saul’s anger was fueled by the enemy’s voice. Now his own daughter lied. David did not threaten his wife.

    Yet because of Michal’s loyalty and fear to her Father, coupled with a heart not right with God, Saul has more reason to consider David an enemy.

    The Bible says to give no place to the devil.

    Rumors, gossip, lies, and stories can circle us all day. Yet when we stay close to God we do not have to be afraid. Instead of fearing, have faith. The thoughts and attacks of the enemy on our mind can’t touch us.

    Ephesians 6:16
    Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

  4. Can a deceiver prophesy??

    24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?

    It depends upon the people. If a man walks one way and talks another will you follow? Could you be weak enough to do as he says? In Micah 2 it talks about false prophets but mostly about the people that will choose to follow him.

    Micah 2:11 King James Version
    If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie , saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.

    But I think this translation hits it on the spot:

    GOD’S WORD Translation
    Liars and frauds may go around and say, “We will preach to you about wine and liquor.” They would be just the type of preacher you want

    I am thankful that my Pastor does not stand on a gray line but he calls it like it is the black is black and the white is white. Saul in a way still has a desire to serve God but he has let the spirit of envy, jealousy, and strife live in his heart too long.

    Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    With God is ALL the way or NO way at all. You must follow HIM with all your heart, mind, and soul or not follow HIM at all. Could Saul change? If he repented from the heart & change ALL his ways, and follow God’s commandments YES!!! but again he let the spirit of envy, jealousy, and strife continue to live in his heart. FOR REPENTANCE WITH OUT CHANGE IS NO REPENTANCE AT ALL.

    Repent is a transitive verb has 2 characteristics:

    1. it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity ( so there must be action involve.)
    2. it must have a direct object, something or someone who receives the action of the verb.

    Repent means to TURN away from, the dictionary defines it as: to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life: to feel regret or contrition, to change one’s mind.

  5. V 24
    The word naked does not mean absolutely nude. It dumpy means that Saul took off his outer garments, the symbol of his royalty. While GOD held Saul prostrate on the ground all that day and all that night, David escaped.

  6. A PLACE OF SAFETY

    18 So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.

    No man is an island to himself. Even a giant slaying, anointed king knew where to run to when he needed a covering.

    David fled to Samuel the prophet in his most desperate time of need. We also should be submitted to and connected to a man of GOD that we can run to when things get out of control..

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  7. EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE HELP SOMETIME

    4 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:

    12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
    13 And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

    I want to encourage someone today who feels like you are all alone in this fight to continue marching with JESUS, because he has placed people in your life that will protect and assist you.

    In JESUS name!

  8. God’s Presence

    20And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    21And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

    The power of our God is strong. The messengers went to David and Samuel for one reason and ended up prophesying as well. When the presence of God is around anything is liable to happen. We can’t depend on our own flesh to get it right, that’s why we need Jesus. He will get it right all the time.

  9. 2But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself:

    And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob. And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran; And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away; (Genesis 27:41-44 KJV)

    And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. (Exodus 2:2, 3 KJV)

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 116:15 KJV)

    From my study, it seems there is more to the meaning of “saints” in that last verse than just the idea of being one separated unto God. There seems to be also the idea of “kindness” and “mercy,” and from the way it is used in the Bible, it seems to me to imply that a saint is one who has found/received/obtained the mercy, kindness, even perhaps favor of God. This concept seems to show itself in those other passages as well. God preserved David, Jacob, and Moses, showing them mercy, kindness, and favor to preserve their lives.

    Truly God showed how their lives were precious, not even necessarily for what they had done (Moses was only a baby, Jacob had already cheated away his brother’s birthright, David seems generally innocent, but we know that we all fall short of the glory of God) but for the fact that they were favored. David was quite favored (“delighted” from that first verse has meaning including “favored,” previously it was told Michal “loved” David) by Jonathan and even Michal despite their father’s attitude towards David; Jacob was loved and favored in particular by his mother, despite her husband preferring Esau; and even in that passage from Exodus 2, the word “goodly” used to describe Moses has a meaning associated with the concept of favor, which he certainly found with his mother despite Pharaoh.

    David declares in Psalms:

    By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. (Psalm 41:11 KJV)

    My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalm 62:5-8 KJV)

    I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication. What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. (Psalm 30 KJV)

    (God can move mountains, as well as keep them standing strong!)

  10. This chapter shows the power of the God. Where God is, no evil can withstand. When all those men were sent by Saul they couldn’t do their fleshly evil desire or order because the Spirit of God came on them. David knew where to go for covering, for safety and protection. Thank you Lord for allowing me to have a good Pastor, a good church and your Spirit to live in me.

  11. 18So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
    19And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

    Naioth is believed to be the birthplace of not only Samuel, but according to some , also Saul. As Saul drew wcloser to the place of his birth, he came closer to where he first found the Lord.
    Many times we get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life and neglect to turn to God. If we would only turn back to the time in which we were first born spiritually, we would begin to draw closer to God too. Oh that the first fire would never burn out, that my passion would only grow more intense as I grow

  12. iLove to eat the Word for Lunch

    THE SUMMER OF THE NAKED

    24And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?

    Hopefully the charismatic church doesn’t pick up and take off with this word of prophesying…after the gold dust settles down…

  13. v20″ The Spirit of GOD was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.”
    v21 “And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.”
    v22″ Then went he also to Ramah”
    v23 “And the Spirit of GOD was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied until he came to Naioth in Ramah.”

    This is a troubled day when we all need to be comforted. The Holy Ghost is our comforter
    ( we find complete rest in HIM. )
    People are living faster than ever and under more pressure than ever before
    When GOD’S SPIRIT comes it makes all the difference in the world. It changes things
    and make us new creatures. It brings peace.

    Saul and his messengers got infected with GOD’S SPIRIT.
    So awesome that we could get so contagious with GOD’S SPIRIT,Word,Prayer,Praises,Worship, Love
    for GOD and each other and the Holy GHOST would spread like fire upon everyone.

  14. The spirit of pride continues with Saul. All he sees, is David receiving glory and honor from the Israelites. David continues to be humble unto Saul and God. David could have just runaway and stayed hidden out of fear for his life. But he trusted in the Lord, and remained loyal to Saul.

    Proverbs 23A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

  15. The Art of Deception.

    13And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, and put a pillow of goats’ hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.

    We must remember that we cannot deceive God. He is all knowing, and all seeing. The art of deceiving has been around for thousands of years. Who are we, to think that we can try to deceive the Creator of the universe. So be not Deceived God is not mocked! God is on the throne.

  16. 12So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

    Did anyone else catch that Michal let David down through and not in or just through a window like modern day houses. The house had to have been situated on a wall.

  17. 2But Jonathan Saul’s son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide thyself

    Is it ever right to disobey your father? A son’s role is to be respectful, helpful, and obedient to his father..Ephesins 6:1-3 KJV

  18. Saul continues to be jealous of David, but David still is obedient to the king .We know David could have been victorious over Saul If he wanted to be. Instead He went to the prophet of God for guidance.

  19. Look at God. He gave david several escape routs from saul. David knew just wbere to run. He ran to samual and when saul sent his men to talr david God changed them, bt saul wanted david out of the picture so he went after david and got changed as well. by getting naked, saul laid it all down, he gave it up. When wr r in trouble we should also run to the man of God, nt because we fear bt because were there are two or more in agreement and praying the devil has to go… Keep holding on to ur faith and watch God send u a escape route when u nd it, bt withou faith u may miss it

  20. God always makes a way to escape when the enemy has us cornered. Thank you Jesus for your power and protection.

  21. 9. And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

    10. And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

    Again in this chapter, Saul is sitting around with a javelin in his hand, just waiting to get angry enough to throw it at David. If he had kept it locked away in the armory, he couldn’t have thrown it so quickly. We have to be careful not to have temptations around, just waiting to entrap us. If we know we have been tempted with something before, it is best to keep it far away from us.

    Matthew 6:13
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

    I’m sure David was playing with one eye one the javelin and the other eye on the door!

  22. Several things happened in this chapter. I see love, jelousy and evil spirits. David was with God, God protected David from Saul. Saul tried killing Saul but didn’t succeed. Saul was jealous that such a young man as David could be such a hero, it made Saul look bad so he chooses to hunt down David and kill him for no reason. David runs to safety to seek help with Samuel, god protected David the whole time he was around Samuel. Nothing stops Saul from going to Samuel to find David. Little did Saul know that the Lord’s spirit was with Samuel and David. The Lord protected them. Saul appeared to have a change of heart he spared David’s life only for a short time. When David defeated the Philistines Saul started to receive more evil spirits of killing David. God had David’s back not even Saul could kill him

    Such a young man by the name of David defeats Philistines and King Saul prideful as always attempts killing David again . God is against Saul he knows he isn’t able to lead lsrael. Jonathan son of Saul on the other hand loves David as the brother. He defends David from this father but it’s useless Saul will not listen. Jonathan will stop at nothing to help David from getting killed.

    Thank you Lord for your love, protection and for watching my back, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

  23. God had a plan for David and he had already been annointed as King. God wasn’t going to allow Saul (or a Phillistine giant) interfere with his plans. When all Saul’s messengers couldn’t get to David and began to succumb to the power & presence of God, an angry Saul decides that he must have to do the job himself! I like the way God dealt with Saul’s pride: he ended up prostrate on his face before God, relieved of his royal garments (losing more pride), and prophecying! He came to this place with 1 intent-kill David and ended up a whole day before God which allowed David to escape.

    Question is…after a whole day in the presence of God…why didn’t it have any affect on Saul? Remind him of the good ole days when God was for him! Answer is that it was too late and God had already withdrawn his hand from Saul’s life. Sad. Saul had already crossed over the line a long time ago and never heeded the prophets direction.

  24. iLove to eat the Word for supper

    And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets? (1 Samuel 19:24 KJV)

    I received a revelation today as I meditated on these verses…

    First, the Bible exclaimes

    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:20-23 KJV)

    But also the Bible exclaims

    Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: (Revelation 3:17 KJV)

    GET YOUR GARMENT ON

    Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Revelation 16:15 KJV)

  25. 20And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    21And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

    When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. -Proverbs 16:7

    Those that came to seek David’s life were moved on and changed by the Spirit of God.

    The Lord had a plan for David and nothing could stand in the way of him reaching his destiny. God has a plan for you and me!!

    Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? -Romans 8:30-31

    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. -Isaiah 54:17

  26. Goats hair can be deceiving.
    Michal and Jacob tricked their fathers with goat hair. Michal protected her husband from her father. When Saul wanted to kill him he was lower down the window to freedom. The motives of the two are different, but the still both deceived their parents. Jabob was taking the birth right of his brother.

  27. Saul sent the men to get David, and the men ended up prophesying in the city where Samuel and David where, so Saul sent another group, and likewise. Eventually Saul went himself, and the same spirit came upon him. Reminds me Numbers 22 where Balak instructed Balaam to curse the people, but instead everytime he opened his mouth, he blessed them instead.

    If God has something to say, He can use anything to get His message across. Lord help me to be the willing vesssel God can use willingly.

  28. 20And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

    21And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they
    prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

    22Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.

    23And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.

    24And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?

    This is so cool!! Saul thought he was sending out servents to kill David and instead the went on prophesing!! So Saul thought ” I’ll show them let me go out there and kill David.” But before he knew what was hapening he was prophesing too! God has a way of changing our plans and disrupting our flow when he needs to.

  29. When you are doing Gods work your adversary hates it. The more we do for God the bigger the darts somehow transform into javelins. David had nowhere to turn. His own father in law was hell bent on killing him. So David ran to the man of God because he knew that he needed someone who was on Gods side to help him.
    Matthew 18:15-20
    Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    The word of God establishes itself from the beginning to the end. David needed to rely on what he could trust. When it feels like you cant trust anything in your life, run to the man of God and trust in the word of God.

    iSeek

  30. This chapter illustrates safety. God will take care of those that reverence and serve him. We must simply learn to have faith and trust in the safeness, which he will provide. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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