1 Samuel 23:10
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New International Version
David said, "LORD, God of Israel, your servant has heard definitely that Saul plans to come to Keilah and destroy the town on account of me.

King James Bible
Then said David, O LORD God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.

Darby Bible Translation
Then said David, Jehovah, God of Israel, thy servant hath heard for certain that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.

World English Bible
Then David said, "O Yahweh, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith, 'Jehovah, God of Israel, Thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul is seeking to come in unto Keilah, to destroy the city on mine account.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bring hither the ephod - It seems as if David himself, clothed with the ephod, had consulted the Lord; and 1 Samuel 23:10-12 contain the words of the consultation, and the Lord's answer. But see on 1 Samuel 23:2 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

destroy the city

1 Samuel 23:8 And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

1 Samuel 22:19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and donkeys...

Genesis 18:24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city...

Esther 3:6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Romans 3:15,16 Their feet are swift to shed blood...

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Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:9
When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

1 Samuel 23:11
Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me to him? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? LORD, God of Israel, tell your servant." And the LORD said, "He will."

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