1 Samuel 23:28
Modern Translations
New International Version
Then Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why they call this place Sela Hammahlekoth.

New Living Translation
So Saul quit chasing David and returned to fight the Philistines. Ever since that time, the place where David was camped has been called the Rock of Escape.

English Standard Version
So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.

Berean Study Bible
So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why that place is called Sela-hammahlekoth.

New American Standard Bible
So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to confront the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Division.

NASB 1995
So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape.

NASB 1977
So Saul returned from pursuing David, and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape.

Amplified Bible
So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape.

Christian Standard Bible
So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to engage the Philistines. Therefore, that place was named the Rock of Separation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to engage the Philistines. Therefore, that place was named the Rock of Separation.

Contemporary English Version
Saul stopped going after David and went back to fight the Philistines. That's why the place is called "Escape Rock."

Good News Translation
So Saul stopped pursuing David and went to fight the Philistines. That is why that place is called Separation Hill.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul gave up pursuing David and went to fight the Philistines. So that place was called Slippery Rock.

International Standard Version
So Saul turned around from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines. Therefore, they call that place the Rock of Escape.

NET Bible
So Saul stopped pursuing David and went to confront the Philistines. Therefore that place is called Sela Hammahlekoth.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

New King James Version
Therefore Saul returned from pursuing David, and went against the Philistines; so they called that place the Rock of Escape.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

New Heart English Bible
So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines. Therefore they called that place Rock of Divisions.

World English Bible
So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela Hammahlekoth.

American King James Version
Why Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

American Standard Version
So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

A Faithful Version
And Saul returned from pursuing David and went against the Philistines. Therefore they called that place, The Rock of the Division.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

English Revised Version
So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammah-lekoth.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Wherefore Saul returned fro pursuing Dauid, & went against the Philistims. Therefore they called that place, Sela-hammahlekoth.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Wherfore Saul returned from persecuting Dauid, and went against the Philistines: And therfore they called that place, Sela Hamnahlekoth.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The Saul turned him from chacynge of Dauid, and wente agaynst the Philstynes. Therfore is ye place called Sela Mahelkoth.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And Saul turns back from pursuing after David, and goes to meet the Philistines, therefore they have called that place “The Rock of Divisions.”

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul turneth back from pursuing after David, and goeth to meet the Philistines, therefore they have called that place 'The Rock of Divisions.'

Smith's Literal Translation
And Saul will turn back from pursuing after David, and he will go to meet the rovers: for this they called that place the Rock of Escapes.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore Saul returned, leaving the pursuit of David, and went to meet the Philistines. For this cause they called that place, the Rock of division.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Therefore, Saul turned back, ceasing in the pursuit of David, and he traveled to meet the Philistines. For this reason, they called that place, the Rock of Division.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And Shaul returned from after David, and he went on to meet the Philistines, because of this, they called that land Senar Palgutha

Lamsa Bible
Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that land the Division of Sinar.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So Saul returned from following after David, and went to meet the Philistines: therefore that place was called The divided Rock.








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