Bible: 1 Sam 19:11-17

19:11 Saul sent messengers to David’s house to guard it and to kill him in the morning. Then David’s wife Michal told him, “If you do not save yourself 1  tonight, tomorrow you will be dead! 19:12 So Michal lowered David through the window, and he ran away and escaped.

19:13 Then Michal took a household idol 2  and put it on the bed. She put a quilt 3  made of goat’s hair over its head 4  and then covered the idol with a garment. 19:14 When Saul sent messengers to arrest David, she said, “He’s sick.”

19:15 Then Saul sent the messengers back to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me on his bed so I can kill him.” 19:16 When the messengers came, they found only the idol on the bed and the quilt made of goat’s hair at its head.

19:17 Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me this way by sending my enemy away? Now he has escaped!” Michal replied to Saul, “He said to me, ‘Help me get away or else I will kill you!’ 5 

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