1 Samuel 27:1
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1732 [e]דָּוִד֙
413 [e]אֶל־
3820 [e]לִבּ֔וֹ
his heartN-msc | 3ms
6258 [e]עַתָּ֛ה
5595 [e]אֶסָּפֶ֥ה
I shall perishV-Nifal-Imperf-1cs
3117 [e]יוֹם־
259 [e]אֶחָ֖ד
3027 [e]בְּיַד־
by the handPrep-b | N-fsc
7586 [e]שָׁא֑וּל
of SaulN-proper-ms
369 [e]אֵֽין־
[There is] nothingAdv
for mePrep | 1cs
2896 [e]ט֜וֹב
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
4422 [e]הִמָּלֵ֥ט
4422 [e]אִמָּלֵ֣ט ׀
that I should escapeV-Nifal-Imperf-1cs
413 [e]אֶל־
776 [e]אֶ֣רֶץ
the landN-fsc
6430 [e]פְּלִשְׁתִּ֗ים
of the PhilistinesN-proper-mp
2976 [e]וְנוֹאַ֨שׁ
and will despairConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-3ms
4480 [e]מִמֶּ֤נִּי
of mePrep | 1cs
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֙
1245 [e]לְבַקְשֵׁ֤נִי
to seek mePrep-l | V-Piel-Inf | 1cs
5750 [e]עוֹד֙
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
in anyPrep-b | N-msc
1366 [e]גְּב֣וּל
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
of IsraelN-proper-ms
4422 [e]וְנִמְלַטְתִּ֖י
so I shall escapeConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-1cs
3027 [e]מִיָּדֽוֹ׃
out of his handPrep-m | N-fsc | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 27:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר דָּוִד֙ אֶל־לִבֹּ֔ו עַתָּ֛ה אֶסָּפֶ֥ה יֹום־אֶחָ֖ד בְּיַד־שָׁא֑וּל אֵֽין־לִ֨י טֹ֜וב כִּ֣י הִמָּלֵ֥ט אִמָּלֵ֣ט ׀ אֶל־אֶ֣רֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּ֗ים וְנֹואַ֨שׁ מִמֶּ֤נִּי שָׁאוּל֙ לְבַקְשֵׁ֤נִי עֹוד֙ בְּכָל־גְּב֣וּל יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְנִמְלַטְתִּ֖י מִיָּדֹֽו׃

שמואל א 27:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר דוד אל־לבו עתה אספה יום־אחד ביד־שאול אין־לי טוב כי המלט אמלט ׀ אל־ארץ פלשתים ונואש ממני שאול לבקשני עוד בכל־גבול ישראל ונמלטתי מידו׃

שמואל א 27:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר דוד אל־לבו עתה אספה יום־אחד ביד־שאול אין־לי טוב כי המלט אמלט ׀ אל־ארץ פלשתים ונואש ממני שאול לבקשני עוד בכל־גבול ישראל ונמלטתי מידו׃

שמואל א 27:1 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר דוד אל לבו עתה אספה יום אחד ביד שאול אין לי טוב כי המלט אמלט אל ארץ פלשתים ונואש ממני שאול לבקשני עוד בכל גבול ישראל ונמלטתי מידו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then David said to himself, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand."

King James Bible
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David said to himself, "One of these days I'll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I'll escape from him."
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