1 Samuel 23:26
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New International Version
Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them,

King James Bible
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain; and David made haste to get away from Saul; and Saul and his men sought to surround David and his men to take them.

World English Bible
Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men surrounded David and his men to take them.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul goeth on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain, and David is hastened to go from the face of Saul, and Saul and his men are compassing David and his men, to catch them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Saul went on this side of the mountain - Evidently not knowing that David and his men were on the other side.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

David made haste

1 Samuel 19:12 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

1 Samuel 20:38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

2 Samuel 15:14 And David said to all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom...

2 Samuel 17:21,22 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said to David...

Psalm 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.

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2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do...

Psalm 17:9,11 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about...

Psalm 22:12,16 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round...

Psalm 118:11-13 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them...

Psalm 140:1-9 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man...

2 Corinthians 1:8 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...

Revelation 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city...

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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
Judges 16:2
The people of Gaza were told, "Samson is here!" So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, "At dawn we'll kill him."

1 Samuel 23:25
Saul and his men began the search, and when David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Desert of Maon. When Saul heard this, he went into the Desert of Maon in pursuit of David.

1 Samuel 23:27
a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land."

Psalm 17:9
from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.

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