1 Samuel 22:23
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New International Version
Stay with me; don't be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me."

King James Bible
Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

Darby Bible Translation
Abide with me, fear not; for he that seeks my life seeks thy life; for with me thou art in safe keeping.

World English Bible
Stay with me, don't be afraid; for he who seeks my life seeks your life. For with me you shall be in safeguard."

Young's Literal Translation
dwell with me; fear not; for he who seeketh my life seeketh thy life; for a charge art thou with me.'

1 Samuel 22:23 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that seeketh my life seeketh thy life - The enmity of Saul is directed against thee as well as against me, and thou canst have no safety but in being closely attached to me; and I will defend thee even at the risk of my own life. This he was bound in duty and conscience to do.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he that seeketh

1 Kings 2:26 And to Abiathar the priest said the king, Get you to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are worthy of death...

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me...

John 16:2,3 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service...

Hebrews 12:1-3 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

but with me

John 10:28-30 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost...

John 18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Of them which you gave me have I lost none.

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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 Kings 1:7
Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support.

1 Kings 2:26
To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but I will not put you to death now, because you carried the ark of the Sovereign LORD before my father David and shared all my father's hardships."

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