So Samuel followed Saul back, and Saul worshiped the Lord.
So Saul feared David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul.
Saul accepted Jonathan’s advice 1 and took an oath, “As surely as the Lord lives, he will not be put to death.”
The Lord both kills and gives life; he brings down to the grave 1 and raises up.
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. 1
The name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the general in command of his army was Abner son of Ner, Saul’s uncle. 1
There was fierce war with the Philistines all the days of Saul. So whenever Saul saw anyone who was a warrior or a brave individual, he would conscript him.
When Samuel came to him, 1 Saul said to him, “May the Lord bless you! I have done what the Lord said.”
Saul and his men went to look for him. 1 But David was informed and went down to the rock and stayed in the desert of Maon. When Saul heard about it, he pursued David in the desert of Maon.
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out loudly. 1 The woman said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!”
However, the war was prolonged between the house of Saul and the house of David. David was becoming steadily stronger, while the house of Saul was becoming increasingly weaker.