1 Samuel 19:19
New International Version
Word came to Saul: "David is in Naioth at Ramah";

New Living Translation
When the report reached Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

English Standard Version
And it was told Saul, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.”

Berean Study Bible
When Saul was told that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

King James Bible
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

New King James Version
Now it was told Saul, saying, “Take note, David is at Naioth in Ramah!”

New American Standard Bible
But it was reported to Saul, saying, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.”

NASB 1995
It was told Saul, saying, "Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah."

NASB 1977
And it was told Saul, saying, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.”

Amplified Bible
Saul was told, “David is at Naioth in Ramah.”

Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

American Standard Version
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they showed Shaul and they said to him: “Behold, David is in Yonath that is in Ramtha

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is in Navath in Rama.

Contemporary English Version
Someone told Saul, "David is at Prophets Village in Ramah."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told Saul by some, saying: Behold David is in Najoth in Ramatha.

English Revised Version
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

Good News Translation
Saul was told that David was in Naioth in Ramah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When it was reported to Saul that David was in the pastures at Ramah,

International Standard Version
It was reported to Saul saying, "David is at Naioth in Ramah right now."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was told Saul, saying: 'Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.'

Literal Standard Version
And it is declared to Saul, saying, “Behold, David [is] in Naioth in Ramah.”

NET Bible
It was reported to Saul saying, "David is at Naioth in Ramah."

New Heart English Bible
And it was told to Saul, saying, "Look, David is in the dwellings at Ramah."

World English Bible
It was told Saul, saying, "Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah."

Young's Literal Translation
And it is declared to Saul, saying, 'Lo, David is in Naioth in Ramah.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Michal Saves David
18So David ran away and escaped. And he went to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went to Naioth and stayed there. 19When Saul was told that David was at Naioth in Ramah, 20he sent messengers to capture him. But when they saw the group of prophets prophesying, with Samuel leading them, the Spirit of God came upon them, and Saul’s messengers also began to prophesy.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:18
So David ran away and escaped. And he went to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went to Naioth and stayed there.

1 Samuel 19:20
he sent messengers to capture him. But when they saw the group of prophets prophesying, with Samuel leading them, the Spirit of God came upon them, and Saul's messengers also began to prophesy.


Treasury of Scripture

And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

1 Samuel 22:9,10
Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub…

1 Samuel 23:19
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

1 Samuel 26:1
And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?









(19) Naioth.--Naioth, or Nevaioth, as it is also written, was not a town, but, as the name denotes, a cluster of dwellings or abodes. It is derived from the verb navali, to rest or abide. Samuel had his own house in Ramah, and these dwellings, where his prophetic schools were established, were in the immediate neighbourhood, "Naioth in Ramah." It was to this school he took David on this occasion. The Chaldee Targum renders or paraphrases Naioth here by "house of learning."

Verses 19, 20. - On hearing where David was, Saul sends messengers to arrest him, and we thus incidentally gain a most interesting account of the inner condition of Samuel's schools. Evidently after Saul had become king Samuel devoted his main energies to this noble effort to raise Israel from the barbarous depths into which it had sunk; and when the messengers arrive they enter some hall, where they find a regularly organised choir, consisting not of "sons of the prophets," young men still under training, but of prophets, men who had finished their preparatory studies, and arrived at a higher elevation. The Chaldee Paraphrast calls them scribes; and doubtless those educated in Samuel's schools held an analogous position to that of the scribes in later days. And Samuel himself was standing - not as appointed over them; he was the founder and originator of these schools, and all authority was derived from him. What the Hebrew says is that he was "standing as chief over them," and they, frill of Divine enthusiasm, were chanting psalms to God's glory. So noble was the sight, that Saul's messengers on entering were seized with a like enthusiasm, and, laying aside their murderous purpose, joined in the hearty service of the prophetic sanctuary. Instead of they saw the Hebrew has "he saw," but as all the versions have the plural, it is probably a mere mistake. The Hebrew word for company is found only here. By transposing the letters we have the ordinary word for congregation, but possibly it was their own technical name for some peculiar arrangement of the choir.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When it was reported
וַיֻּגַּ֥ד (way·yug·gaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

to Saul
לְשָׁא֖וּל (lə·šā·’ūl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

that David
דָוִ֔ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

was at Naioth
בְּנָי֖וֹת (bə·nā·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5121: Naioth -- an abode of prophets

in Ramah,
בָּרָמָֽה׃ (bā·rā·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7414: Ramah -- 'height', the name of several places in Israel


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