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Saul’s enmity toward David grew, while the friendship between Jonathan and David increased. Saul did all in his power to set both Jonathan and the people against David. He even went so far as to charge them to slay David.
For a while he was persuaded by Jonathan to cease his unholy persecution of David. However, the underlying enmity quickly broke out again, and this time in a direct attempt on David's life.
These were indeed days of bitter testing for the young man anointed to the kingly office, and it was perfectly natural that in the stress and strain of such experiences he should flee to Samuel.
Here he was protected by direct divine intervention of the most remarkable kind. Three companies of Saul's messengers, and at last Sad himself, journeying with the express purpose of capturing David, were taken possession of by the Spirit of God and compelled to prophesy.
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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 19". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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