1 Samuel 23:1-6 CEB

Saul chases David

1 David was told, "The Philistines are now attacking Keilah and looting the threshing floors!"

References for 1 Samuel 23:1

      2 David asked the LORD, "Should I go and fight these Philistines?" "Go!" the LORD answered. "Fight the Philistines and save Keilah!"
      3 But David's men said to him, "Look how frightened we are here in Judah. It'll be worse if we go to Keilah against Philistine forces!"
      4 So David asked the LORD again, and the LORD reaffirmed, "Yes, go down to Keilah, because I will hand the Philistines over to you."
      5 Then David and his soldiers went to Keilah and fought the Philistines, driving off their cattle and defeating them decisively. And that's how David saved the residents of Keilah.
      6 Now after Abiathar, Ahimelech's son, fled to David, he had accompanied David to Keilah,a bringing a priestly vestb with him.

      References for 1 Samuel 23:6

        • ø 23:6 - LXX; MT lacks <i>he had accompanied David to</i>.
        • ù 23:6 - Heb <i>ephod</i>