That same night, David and Abishai crept into the camp. Saul was sleeping, and his spear was stuck in the ground not far from his head. Abner and the soldiers were sound asleep all around him.
1 Once again, some people from Ziph went to Gibeah to talk with Saul. "David has a hideout on Mount Hachilah near Jeshimon out in the desert," they told him.
3 Saul set up camp on Mount Hachilah, which is across the road from Jeshimon. But David was hiding out in the desert. When David heard that Saul was following him,
4 he sent some spies to find out if it was true.
7 That same night, David and Abishai crept into the camp. Saul was sleeping, and his spear was stuck in the ground not far from his head. Abner and the soldiers were sound asleep all around him.
10 As surely as the LORD lives, the LORD will kill Saul, or Saul will die a natural death or be killed in battle.
13 David and Abishai crossed the valley and went to the top of the next hill, where they were at a safe distance.
18 Why are you after me? Have I done something wrong, or have I committed a crime?
19 Please listen to what I have to say. If the LORD has turned you against me, maybe a sacrifice will make him change his mind. But if some people have turned you against me, I hope the LORD will punish them! They have forced me to leave the land that belongs to the LORD and have told me to worship foreign gods.
24 I saved your life today, and I pray that the LORD will protect me and keep me safe."
25 "David, my son, I pray that the Lord will bless you and make you successful!" Saul went back home. David also left,