Hi everyone I have 4 or so questions about Samuel 18 if anyone can help. The story doesn't seem to make sense to me. Why King Saul was trying to kill David and a few other questions arose. I will skip much of it, only offer info pertaining to my questions. My understanding is Saul was impressed with David killing the Giant, bringing his head to him. David won King Sauls favor. then Saul's son Jonathan and David bonded quite instantly. It states David and Jonathan's souls were knit together, and Jonathan loved David as himself. (verse 1-4) At one point, Jonathan offered to do anything for him. David was in Saul's favor UNTIL (it seems) jealousy ignited regarding a few women who stated/ proclaimed they were impressed with David more than Saul because David killed more people. That's when it all seemed to head south. (Verse7) Saul then relentlessly tried to kill David. Plotting and bringing in others at times to take part in his schemes. His own son Jonathan had to intervene a few times to keep his best buddy alive, as did Sauls own daughter. It does not make sense to me. Why did Saul suddenly turn on David? Was it over just a few words by some women (jealousy)? It states Saul KNEW God was with David after he successfully killed so many Phillestine men (verse 29) This made Saul afraid, why is this? David finally agrees to marry Saul's daughter then kills many Phillistine men at Sauls request.(verse27) This still doesn't seem to appease Saul. The weird part is Saul asks David to bring back the foreskins of these men (perverse comes to mind) I say this because later Saul's mind appears to gets perverse again in the form of accusations at his own son Jonathan-1 Sam 20:30 "Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?" Is it just perverse babbling by Saul? Is Sauls mother rebellious and perverse or did he make that up? What is the accusation here? Saul knows David is a righteous man, that God is with him. Why would Saul be jealous of David to the point of ailenating his own son, then daughter by killing the one they love? One who is walking in God's will? If it is jealousy. Thanks for any help you all can offer.