1 Samuel 24:1
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English Standard Version
When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.”

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, they told him, saying: Behold, David is in the desert of Engaddi.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Saul had returned from following the Philistines, that it was told to him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.

1 Samuel 24:1 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With this answer the Ziphites arose and "went to Ziph before Saul" (who would speedily follow with his warriors); but David had gone farther in the meantime, and was with his men "in the desert of Maon, in the steppe to the south of the wilderness." Maon, now Man, is about three hours and three-quarters S.S.E. of Hebron (see at Joshua 15:55), and therefore only two hours from Ziph, from which it is visible. "The table-land appears to terminate here; nevertheless the principal ridge of the southern mountains runs for a considerable distance towards the south-west, whereas towards the south-east the land falls off more and more into a lower table-land." This is the Arabah or steppe on the right of the wilderness (v. de Velde, ii. pp. 107-8).

1 Samuel 24:1 Parallel Commentaries

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when Saul

1 Samuel 23:28,29 Why Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth...

following. [heb] after
it was told

1 Samuel 23:19 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood...

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Ezekiel 22:9 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat on the mountains: in the middle of you they commit lewdness.

Hosea 7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

the wilderness

1 Samuel 23:29 And David went up from there, and dwelled in strong holds at Engedi.

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

1 Samuel 23:19
Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon?

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 23:29
And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds 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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