New International Version
So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
King James Bible
And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.
Darby Bible Translation
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; and David and his men went up to the stronghold.
World English Bible
David swore to Saul. Saul went home; but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
Young's Literal Translation
And David sweareth to Saul, and Saul goeth unto his house, and David and his men have gone up unto the fortress.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Saul went home - Confounded at a sense of his own baseness, and overwhelmed with a sense of David's generosity.
David and his men gat them up unto the hold - Went up to Mizpeh, according to the Syriac and Arabic. David could not trust Saul with his life; the utmost he could expect from him was that he should cease from persecuting him; but even this was too much to expect from a man of such a character as Saul. He was no longer under the Divine guidance; an evil spirit had full dominion over his soul. What God fills not, the devil will occupy.
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'And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. 5. And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had out off Saul's skirt. 6. And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against …
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The Exile --Continued.
1 Samuel 23:29
And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.
1 Samuel 26:25
Then Saul said to David, "May you be blessed, David my son; you will do great things and surely triumph." So David went on his way, and Saul returned home.
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