1 Samuel 23:22
New International Version
Go and get more information. Find out where David usually goes and who has seen him there. They tell me he is very crafty.

New Living Translation
Go and check again to be sure of where he is staying and who has seen him there, for I know that he is very crafty.

English Standard Version
Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning.

Berean Study Bible
Please go and prepare further. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning.

King James Bible
Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly.

New King James Version
Please go and find out for sure, and see the place where his hideout is, and who has seen him there. For I am told he is very crafty.

New American Standard Bible
Go now, be more persistent, and investigate and see his place where he is hiding, and who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning.

NASB 1995
“Go now, make more sure, and investigate and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning.

NASB 1977
“Go now, make more sure, and investigate and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning.

Amplified Bible
Go now, be very persistent and investigate, and see where his haunt is and who has seen him there; for I am told he is very cunning.

Christian Standard Bible
Go and check again. Investigate where he goes and who has seen him there; they tell me he is extremely cunning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Go and check again. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there; they tell me he is extremely cunning.

American Standard Version
Go, I pray you, make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there; for it is told me that he dealeth very subtly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Go, return, find out his dwelling and know and see the place where his foot may be where anyone has seen him, for they have said to me that he is very subtle

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Go, I pray you, and make preparations yet, and notice his place where his foot shall be, quickly, in that place which ye spoke of, lest by any means he should deal craftily.

Contemporary English Version
Now please do just a little more for me. Find out exactly where David is, as well as where he goes, and who has seen him there. I've been told that he's very tricky.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go therefore, I pray you, and use all diligence, and curiously inquire, and consider the place where his foot is, and who hath seen him there: for he thinketh of me, that I lie craftily in wait for him.

English Revised Version
Go, I pray you, make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there: for it is told me that he dealeth very subtilly.

Good News Translation
Go and make sure once more; find out for certain where he is and who has seen him there. I hear that he is very cunning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please make more plans, and watch where he goes. Who has seen him there? I'm told he's very clever.

International Standard Version
Go and again make sure, find out and investigate where he is and who has seen him there, for people tell me that he's very clever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go, I pray you, make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who hath seen him there; for it is told me that he dealeth very subtly.

Literal Standard Version
now go prepare yet, and know and see his place where his foot is; who has seen him there? For [one] has said to me, He is very cunning.

NET Bible
Go and make further arrangements. Determine precisely where he is and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning.

New Heart English Bible
Please go investigate again, and look around and learn the place where his swift foot is, for I am told that he is very clever.

World English Bible
Please go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, [and] who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly.

Young's Literal Translation
go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his foot is; who hath seen him there? for one hath said unto me, He is very subtile.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Pursues David
21“May you be blessed by the LORD,” replied Saul, “for you have had compassion on me. 22Please go and prepare further. Investigate and watch carefully where he goes and who has seen him there, for I am told that he is extremely cunning. 23Observe and find out all the places where he hides. Then come back to me with certainty, and I will go with you. If he is in the land, I will search him out among all the clans of Judah.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:21
"May you be blessed by the LORD," replied Saul, "for you have had compassion on me.

1 Samuel 23:23
Observe and find out all the places where he hides. Then come back to me with certainty, and I will go with you. If he is in the land, I will search him out among all the clans of Judah."

1 Samuel 30:31
and to those in Hebron and in all the places where David and his men had roamed.


Treasury of Scripture

Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there: for it is told me that he deals very subtly.

haunt is [heb] foot shall be

Job 5:13
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Please
נָ֞א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

go
לְכוּ־ (lə·ḵū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and prepare
הָכִ֣ינוּ (hā·ḵî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3559: To be erect

further.
ע֗וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

Investigate
וּדְע֤וּ (ū·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

and watch
וּרְאוּ֙ (ū·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

carefully where
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

he goes
תִּֽהְיֶ֣ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

and who
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has seen
רָאָ֖הוּ (rā·’ā·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

him there,
שָׁ֑ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

for
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I am told that
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

he
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is extremely
עָר֥וֹם (‘ā·rō·wm)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6191: To be, bare, to be cunning

cunning.
יַעְרִ֖ם (ya‘·rim)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6196: The plane tree


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