1 Samuel 18:6-16. After an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul, King Saul tried to kill David in a fit of anger because of jealousy by throwing a spear.
Before King Saul tried to kill David with a spear, Saul had experienced prophetic inspiration.
Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with David but had left Saul.
Saul’s Jealousy of David
18:6 When David returned from defeating the Philistine, as they were entering the city, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul, singing and dancing as they joyously played tambourines and lyres. 7 As the women sang and played, they said,
“Saul has struck down his thousands,
but David his ten thousands.”
8 Saul was very angry and he did not like what the women sang. He told himself, “They have attributed tens of thousands to David, but to me they have attributed thousands. What else can he have but the kingdom?” 9 From then on Saul kept his eye on David.
10 The next day, while David was playing the lyre as he had before, the evil spirit from the LORD attacked Saul, and he began to rave inside the house with a spear in his hand. 11 Saul hurled it, thinking, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David escaped from him twice.
12 Now Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with him and had departed from Saul. 13 Saul removed David from his presence and made him an officer over a division of soldiers. So David led the troops in battle. 14 David was successful in all that he did, for the LORD was with him. 15 When Saul saw that David was highly successful, he feared him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David because he led them in battle.
1 Samuel 18:6-16
Other modules in this unit:
- Samuel the fifteenth Judge of Israel anoints Saul
- King Saul starts his reign of about thirty-two years
- King Saul reigned for 40 years. He was the 1st of 3 kings
- Samuel the fifteenth Judge of Israel anoints David as king
- David plays for his King
- David uses his slingshot
- The giant Goliath is killed by David
- King Saul tries to kill David with a spear
- Jonathan, David’s faithful friend
- Soldiers of David’s army
- Abigail acted quickly
- 40-year reign of King Saul ends
- King Ishbosheth
- Start of 40 Year reign of King David
- David becomes king in God’s time
- David conquers Jerusalem
- The Ark brought to Jerusalem
- Bathsheba and King David
- Amnon and Tamar
- The end of King David’s 40 year Reign
- The start of the 40-year reign of King Solomon
- King Solomon’s reign established
- A sword gets the truth, Solomon’s Wise Ruling
- Solomon’s Temple
- The Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon
- The end of 40-year reign of King Solomon
- Questions and Answers 1-13
- Questions and Answers 14-26
- Timeline for the Three Kings
- Background Information: Three Kings
- Resources – Three Kings – Saul, David, and Solomon
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