1 Samuel 23:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7592 [e]וַיִּשְׁאַ֨ל
way-yiš-’al
Therefore inquiredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1732 [e]דָּוִ֤ד
dā-wiḏ
DavidN-proper-ms
3068 [e]בַּֽיהוָה֙
Yah-weh
of YahwehPrep-b | N-proper-ms
559 [e]לֵאמֹ֔ר
lê-mōr,
sayingPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
1980 [e]הַאֵלֵ֣ךְ
ha-’ê-lêḵ
shall I goV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
5221 [e]וְהִכֵּ֔יתִי
wə-hik-kê-ṯî,
and attackConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-1cs
6430 [e]בַּפְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים
bap-pə-liš-tîm
PhilistinesPrep-b, Art | N-proper-mp
428 [e]הָאֵ֑לֶּה
hā-’êl-leh;
theseArt | Pro-cp
  ס
s
-Punc
559 [e]וַיֹּ֨אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָ֜ה
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
1732 [e]דָּוִ֗ד
dā-wiḏ,
DavidN-proper-ms
1980 [e]לֵ֚ךְ
lêḵ
goV-Qal-Imp-ms
5221 [e]וְהִכִּ֣יתָ
wə-hik-kî-ṯā
and attackConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-2ms
6430 [e]בַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים
ḇap-pə-liš-tîm,
the PhilistinesPrep-b, Art | N-proper-mp
3467 [e]וְהוֹשַׁעְתָּ֖
wə-hō-wō-ša‘-tā
and saveConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-2ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
7084 [e]קְעִילָֽה׃
qə-‘î-lāh.
KeilahN-proper-fs









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 23:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּשְׁאַ֨ל דָּוִ֤ד בַּֽיהוָה֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר הַאֵלֵ֣ךְ וְהִכֵּ֔יתִי בַּפְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים הָאֵ֑לֶּה ס וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־דָּוִ֗ד לֵ֚ךְ וְהִכִּ֣יתָ בַפְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים וְהֹושַׁעְתָּ֖ אֶת־קְעִילָֽה׃

שמואל א 23:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישאל דוד ביהוה לאמר האלך והכיתי בפלשתים האלה ס ויאמר יהוה אל־דוד לך והכית בפלשתים והושעת את־קעילה׃

שמואל א 23:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישאל דוד ביהוה לאמר האלך והכיתי בפלשתים האלה ס ויאמר יהוה אל־דוד לך והכית בפלשתים והושעת את־קעילה׃

שמואל א 23:2 Hebrew Bible
וישאל דוד ביהוה לאמר האלך והכיתי בפלשתים האלה ויאמר יהוה אל דוד לך והכית בפלשתים והושעת את קעילה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" And the LORD said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines and deliver Keilah."

King James Bible
Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David inquired of the LORD: "Should I launch an attack against these Philistines?" The LORD answered David, "Launch an attack against the Philistines and rescue Keilah."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

enquired In what way David made this enquiry we are not told; but it was probably by means of Abiathar; and therefore it would seem, that with Houbigant, we should read the sixth verse immediately after the first.-- This adventure was truly noble and patriotic. Had not David loved his country, and been above all motives of private and personal revenge, he would have rejoiced in this invasion of Judea, as producing a strong diversion in his favour, and embroiling his inveterate enemy. In most cases, a man with David's wrongs would have joined with the enemies of his country, and avenged himself on the author of his calamities; but he thinks of nothing but succouring Keilah, and using his power and influence in behalf of his brethren.

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