1 Samuel 24:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
935 [e]וַ֠יָּבֹא
way-yā-ḇō
So he cameConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
1448 [e]גִּדְר֨וֹת
giḏ-rō-wṯ
the sheepcotesN-fpc
6629 [e]הַצֹּ֤אן
haṣ-ṣōn
the sheepfoldsArt | N-cs
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
byPrep
1870 [e]הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙
had-de-reḵ
the roadArt | N-cs
8033 [e]וְשָׁ֣ם
wə-šām
and where there [was]Conj-w | Adv
4631 [e]מְעָרָ֔ה
mə-‘ā-rāh,
a caveN-fs
935 [e]וַיָּבֹ֥א
way-yā-ḇō
and went inConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7586 [e]שָׁא֖וּל
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
5526 [e]לְהָסֵ֣ךְ
lə-hā-sêḵ
to attendPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
7272 [e]רַגְלָ֑יו
raḡ-lāw;
to his needsN-fdc | 3ms
1732 [e]וְדָוִד֙
wə-ḏā-wiḏ
and DavidConj-w | N-proper-ms
376 [e]וַאֲנָשָׁ֔יו
wa-’ă-nā-šāw,
and his menConj-w | N-mpc | 3ms
3411 [e]בְּיַרְכְּתֵ֥י
bə-yar-kə-ṯê
in the recessesPrep-b | N-fdc
4631 [e]הַמְּעָרָ֖ה
ham-mə-‘ā-rāh
of the caveArt | N-fs
3427 [e]יֹשְׁבִֽים׃
yō-šə-ḇîm.
were stayingV-Qal-Prtcpl-mp









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 24:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַ֠יָּבֹא אֶל־גִּדְרֹ֨ות הַצֹּ֤אן עַל־הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ וְשָׁ֣ם מְעָרָ֔ה וַיָּבֹ֥א שָׁא֖וּל לְהָסֵ֣ךְ אֶת־רַגְלָ֑יו וְדָוִד֙ וַאֲנָשָׁ֔יו בְּיַרְכְּתֵ֥י הַמְּעָרָ֖ה יֹשְׁבִֽים׃

שמואל א 24:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויבא אל־גדרות הצאן על־הדרך ושם מערה ויבא שאול להסך את־רגליו ודוד ואנשיו בירכתי המערה ישבים׃

שמואל א 24:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויבא אל־גדרות הצאן על־הדרך ושם מערה ויבא שאול להסך את־רגליו ודוד ואנשיו בירכתי המערה ישבים׃

שמואל א 24:3 Hebrew Bible
ויבא אל גדרות הצאן על הדרך ושם מערה ויבא שאול להסך את רגליו ודוד ואנשיו בירכתי המערה ישבים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave.

King James Bible
And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Saul came to the sheep pens along the road, a cave was there, and he went in to relieve himself. David and his men were staying in the back of the cave,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the sheepcotes. Caves in the rocks, in which it is still common for shepherds and their flocks to lodge. Dr. Pococke observes, `Beyond the valley [of Tekoa,] there is a very large grotto. which the Arabs call El- Maamah, a hiding place: the high rocks on each side of the valley are almost perpendicular; and the way to the grotto is by a terrace formed in the rock, which is very narrow. There are two entrances into it; we went by the farthest, which leads by a narrow passage into a very large grotto, the rock being supported by natural pillars; the top of it rises in several places like domes; the grotto is perfectly dry. There is a tradition, that the people of the country, to the number of

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