1 Samuel 23:26
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English Standard Version
Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them,

King James Bible
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

American Standard Version
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul went on this side of the mountain: and David and his men were on the other side of the mountain: and David despaired of being able to escape from the face of Saul: and Saul and his men encompassed David and his men round about to take them.

English Revised Version
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men around to take them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After these encouraging words, they two made a covenant before Jehovah: i.e., they renewed the covenant which they had already made by another solemn oath; after which Jonathan returned home, but David remained in the wood.

The treachery of the Ziphites forms a striking contrast to Jonathan's treatment of David. They went up to Gibeah to betray to Saul the fact that David was concealed in the wood upon their mountain heights, and indeed "upon the hill Hachilah, which lies to the south of the waste." The hill of Ziph is a flattened hill standing by itself, of about a hundred feet in height. "There is no spot from which you can obtain a better view of David's wanderings backwards and forwards in the desert than from the hill of Ziph, which affords a true panorama. The Ziphites could see David and his men moving to and fro in the mountains of the desert of Ziph, and could also perceive how he showed himself in the distance upon the hill Hachilah on the south side of Ziph (which lies to the right by the desert); whereupon they sent as quickly as possible to Saul, and betrayed to him the hiding-place of his enemy" (v. de Velde, ii. pp. 104-5). Jeshimon does not refer here to the waste land on the north-eastern coast of the Dead Sea, as in Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:28, but to the western side of that sea, which is also desert.

1 Samuel 23:20 reads literally thus: "And now, according to all the desire of thy soul, O king, to come down (from Gibeah, which stood upon higher ground), come down, and it is in us to deliver him (David) into the hand of the king."

1 Samuel 23:26 Parallel Commentaries

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David made haste

1 Samuel 19:12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

1 Samuel 20:38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

2 Samuel 15:14 And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom...

2 Samuel 17:21,22 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said to David...

Psalm 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.

away

2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do...

Psalm 17:9,11 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about...

Psalm 22:12,16 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round...

Psalm 118:11-13 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them...

Psalm 140:1-9 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man...

2 Corinthians 1:8 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...

Revelation 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city...

Cross References
Judges 16:2
The Gazites were told, "Samson has come here." And they surrounded the place and set an ambush for him all night at the gate of the city. They kept quiet all night, saying, "Let us wait till the light of the morning; then we will kill him."

1 Samuel 23:25
And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

1 Samuel 23:27
a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land."

Psalm 17:9
from the wicked who do me violence, my deadly enemies who surround me.

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