1 Samuel 23:29
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English Standard Version
And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi.

King James Bible
And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

They were to search him out in every corner (the object to דּעוּ must be supplied from the context). "And come ye again to me with the certainty (i.e., when you have got some certain intelligence concerning his hiding-place), that I may go with you; and if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands (i.e., families) of Judah."

1 Samuel 23:29 Parallel Commentaries

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The district around En-gedi, near the western coast of the Dead Sea, is reported by travellers to be a mountainous territory, filled with caverns' and consequently, proper for David in his present circumstances. Dr. Lightfoot thinks this was the wilderness of Judah, in which David was when he penned the

63rd Psalm, which breathes as much pious and devout affection as almost any of his Psalm; for in all places and in all conditions he still kept up his communion with God.--If Christians knew their privileges better, and acted thereto, there would be less murmuring at the dark dispensations of Divine Providence.

1 Samuel 24:1 And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold...

Genesis 14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites...

Joshua 15:62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.

2 Chronicles 20:2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against you from beyond the sea on this side Syria...

Songs 1:14 My beloved is to me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.

Ezekiel 47:10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand on it from Engedi even to Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets...

Cross References
Joshua 15:62
Nibshan, the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages.

1 Samuel 23:28
So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.

1 Samuel 24:1
When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi."

1 Samuel 24:22
And David swore this to Saul. Then Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

2 Chronicles 20:2
Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, "A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar" (that is, Engedi).

Song of Solomon 1:14
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi.

Ezekiel 47:10
Fishermen will stand beside the sea. From Engedi to Eneglaim it will be a place for the spreading of nets. Its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.

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