1 Samuel 23:29
29David went up from there and stayed in the strongholds of Engedi.

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American Standard Version
And David went up from thence, and dwelt in the strongholds of En-gedi.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds of Engaddi.

Darby Bible Translation
And David went up from thence, and abode in the strongholds of Engedi.

English Revised Version
And David went up from thence, and dwelt in the strong holds of En-gedi.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at En-gedi.

World English Bible
David went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.

Young's Literal Translation
And David goeth up thence, and abideth in fortresses at En-gedi.
Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Exile --Continued.
We have one psalm which the title connects with the beginning of David's stay at Adullam,--the thirty-fourth. The supposition that it dates from that period throws great force into many parts of it, and gives a unity to what is else apparently fragmentary and disconnected. Unlike those already considered, which were pure soliloquies, this is full of exhortation and counsel, as would naturally be the case if it were written when friends and followers began to gather to his standard. It reads like
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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