1 Samuel 22:12
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New International Version
Saul said, "Listen now, son of Ahitub." "Yes, my lord," he answered.

King James Bible
And Saul said, Hear now, thou son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said, Hear now, son of Ahitub. And he answered, Here I am, my lord.

World English Bible
Saul said, "Hear now, you son of Ahitub." He answered, "Here I am, my lord."

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul saith, 'Hear, I pray thee, son of Ahitub;' and he saith, 'Here am I, my lord.'

1 Samuel 22:12 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he inquired of the Lord for him - This circumstance is not related in history; but it is probably true, as David would most naturally wish to know where to direct his steps in this very important crisis.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou son

1 Samuel 22:7,13 Then Saul said to his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites...

Here I am [heb] Behold me

2 Samuel 9:6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come to David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said...

Isaiah 65:1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me...

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Covenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
There was a certain Ramah, in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25, and that within sight of Jerusalem, as it seems, Judges 19:13; where it is named with Gibeah:--and elsewhere, Hosea 5:8; which towns were not much distant. See 1 Samuel 22:6; "Saul sat in Gibeah, under a grove in Ramah." Here the Gemarists trifle: "Whence is it (say they) that Ramah is placed near Gibea? To hint to you, that the speech of Samuel of Ramah was the cause, why Saul remained two years and a half in Gibeah." They blindly
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
1 Samuel 22:11
Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelek son of Ahitub and all the men of his family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king.

1 Samuel 22:13
Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, giving him bread and a sword and inquiring of God for him, so that he has rebelled against me and lies in wait for me, as he does today?"

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