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 1 Samuel 23:19 - 29
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 23
23:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, "Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hakilah, south of Jeshimon?
 
23:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now, O king, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for handing him over to the king."
 
23:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul replied, "The LORD bless you for your concern for me.
 
23:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Go and make further preparation. Find out where David usually goes and who has seen him there. They tell me he is very crafty.
 
23:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Find out about all the hiding places he uses and come back to me with definite information. F77 Then I will go with you; if he is in the area, I will track him down among all the clans of Judah."
 
23:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So they set out and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the Desert of Maon, in the Arabah south of Jeshimon.
 
23:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul and his men began the search, and when David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Desert of Maon. When Saul heard this, he went into the Desert of Maon in pursuit of David.
 
23:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them,
 
23:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land."
 
23:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why they call this place Sela Hammahlekoth. F78
 
23:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F77 Or me at Nacon
F78 Sela Hammahlekoth means rock of parting.

 
 

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