|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 23:28 (King James Version)
Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.
- that is, the rock of divisions.
- Because, says the Targum, "the heart of the king was divided to go hither and thither." Here Saul was obliged to separate himself from David, in order to go and oppose the invading Philistines; which deliverance of David was of such a nature as made the Divine interposition fully visible.