New International Version
Once more war broke out, and David went out and fought the Philistines. He struck them with such force that they fled before him.
King James Bible
And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was war again; and David went forth and fought with the Philistines, and smote them with a great slaughter; and they fled before him.
World English Bible
There was war again. David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and killed them with a great slaughter; and they fled before him.
Young's Literal Translation
And there addeth to be war, and David goeth out and fighteth against the Philistines, and smiteth among them -- a great smiting, and they flee from his face.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He was in his presence, as in times past - By Jonathan's advice he had secreted himself on that day on which he was to have been assassinated: the king having sworn that he should not be slain, David resumes his place in the palace of Saul.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
him [heb] his face
LibraryThe Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
1 Samuel 19:7
So Jonathan called David and told him the whole conversation. He brought him to Saul, and David was with Saul as before.
1 Samuel 19:9
But an evil spirit from the LORD came on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the lyre,
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