|Overview - 1 Samuel 23|
|1||David, enquiring of the Lord by Abiathar, rescues Keilah.|
|7||God shewing him the coming of Saul, and the treachery of the Keilites, he escapes from Keilah.|
|14||In Ziph Jonathan comes and comforts him.|
|19||The Ziphites discover him to Saul.|
|25||At Maon he is rescued from Saul by the invasion of the Philistines.|
|29||He dwells at En-gedi.|
1 Samuel 23:2 (King James Version)
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.
- 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.
- 1 Samuel 23:4 1 Samuel 23:6 1 Samuel 23:9-12 ; 30:8 Numbers 27:21 ; Joshua 9:14 ; Judges 1:1 ; 2 Samuel 5:19 2 Samuel 5:23
- 1 Chronicles 14:10 ; Psalms 32:8 ; Proverbs 3:5 Proverbs 3:6 ; Jeremiah 10:23