1 Samuel 23:8
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New American Standard Bible
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

King James Bible
And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

World English Bible
Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul summoneth the whole of the people to battle, to go down to Keilah, to lay siege unto David and unto his men.

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Samuel
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

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:7
When it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he shut himself in by entering a city with double gates and bars."

1 Samuel 23:9
Now David knew that Saul was plotting evil against him; so he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

1 Kings 2:26
Then to Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go to Anathoth to your own field, for you deserve to die; but I will not put you to death at this time, because you carried the ark of the Lord GOD before my father David, and because you were afflicted in everything with which my father was afflicted."

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