New International Version
he sent out scouts and learned that Saul had definitely arrived.
King James Bible
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.
Darby Bible Translation
David sent out spies, and learned that Saul was certainly come.
World English Bible
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul had certainly come.
Young's Literal Translation
and David sendeth spies, and knoweth that Saul hath come unto Nachon,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Three thousand chosen men - Though they knew that David was but six hundred strong, yet Saul thought it was not safe to pursue such an able general with a less force than that mentioned in the text; and, that he might the better depend on them, they were all elect or picked men out of the whole of his army.
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'And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Xer, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him. 6. Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee. 7. So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
1 Samuel 26:3
Saul made his camp beside the road on the hill of Hakilah facing Jeshimon, but David stayed in the wilderness. When he saw that Saul had followed him there,
1 Samuel 26:5
Then David set out and went to the place where Saul had camped. He saw where Saul and Abner son of Ner, the commander of the army, had lain down. Saul was lying inside the camp, with the army encamped around him.
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