New International Version
So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold.
King James Bible
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.
Darby Bible Translation
And he brought them before the king of Moab; and they abode with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.
World English Bible
He brought them before the king of Moab; and they lived with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.
Young's Literal Translation
and he leadeth them before the king of Moab, and they dwell with him all the days of David's being in the fortress.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He said unto the king of Moab - David could not trust his parents within the reach of Saul, and he found it very inconvenient to them to be obliged to go through all the fatigues of a military life, and therefore begs the king of Moab to give them shelter. The king of Moab, being one of Saul's enemies, would be the more ready to oblige a person from whom he might at least expect friendship, if not considerable services.
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Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
1 Samuel 22:3
From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, "Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?"
1 Samuel 22:5
But the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.
2 Samuel 8:2
David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought him tribute.
2 Samuel 23:14
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.
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