1 Samuel 27:4
New International Version
When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

New Living Translation
Word soon reached Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he stopped hunting for him.

English Standard Version
And when it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer sought him.

Berean Study Bible
And when Saul learned that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

King James Bible
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

New King James Version
And it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath; so he sought him no more.

New American Standard Bible
Now it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.

NASB 1995
Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.

NASB 1977
Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.

Amplified Bible
When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

American Standard Version
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they revealed to Shaul that David came down to Gath, and he did not seek after him again

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it was told Saul that David had fled to Geth; and he no longer sought after him.

Contemporary English Version
When Saul found out that David had run off to Gath, he stopped trying to catch him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Geth, and he sought no more after him.

English Revised Version
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Good News Translation
When Saul heard that David had fled to Gath, he gave up trying to find him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he didn't search for him anymore.

International Standard Version
Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, and he did not continue to search for him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath; and he sought no more again for him.

Literal Standard Version
And it is declared to Saul that David has fled to Gath, and he has not added to seek him anymore.

NET Bible
When Saul learned that David had fled to Gath, he did not mount a new search for him.

New Heart English Bible
It was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

World English Bible
It was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it is declared to Saul that David hath fled to Gath, and he hath not added any more to seek him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David and the Philistines
3David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal. 4And when Saul learned that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him. 5Then David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your eyes, let me be assigned a place in one of the outlying towns, so I can live there. For why should your servant live in the royal city with you?”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 27:3
David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.

1 Samuel 27:5
Then David said to Achish, "If I have found favor in your eyes, let me be assigned a place in one of the outlying towns, so I can live there. For why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"


Treasury of Scripture

And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

he sought

1 Samuel 26:21
Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.









(4) And it was told Saul.--This short statement tells us plainly that up to the moment when Saul heard that David had crossed the frontier, he had not ceased to pursue after him and to seek his life. Ewald considers that it was during the residence at Gath that David exercised himself as a musician in the Gittite--i.e., the Philistine--style, which he afterwards transferred from there to Judah and Jerusalem. (See titles of Psalms 8, 81, 84, "upon the Gittith.") Gittith is a feminine adjective derived from Gath; the words possibly signify, "after the Gittith manner: some peculiar measure of style of Philistine music, or else the reference may be to a Philistine musical instrument."



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

learned
וַיֻּגַּ֣ד (way·yug·gaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

had fled
בָרַ֥ח (ḇā·raḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly

to Gath,
גַּ֑ת (gaṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city

he no
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

longer
יָסַ֥ף (yā·sap̄)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

searched for him.
לְבַקְשֽׁוֹ׃ (lə·ḇaq·šōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after


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