Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. But Jonathan had taken a great liking to David and warned him. "My father Saul is looking for a chance to kill you. Be on your guard tomorrow morning: go into hiding and stay there. I will go out and stand with my father in the field where you are. I'll speak to him about you and will tell you what I find out."
Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him. "Let not the king do wrong to his servant David; he has not wronged you, and what he has done has benefited you greatly. He took his life in his hands when he killed the Phillistine. The Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?"