Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 23:18-28

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1 Samuel 23:18-28

MSG 18 Then the two of them made a covenant before God. David stayed at Horesh and Jonathan went home. NIV 18 The two of them made a covenant before the LORD. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh. MSG 19 Some Ziphites went to Saul at Gibeah and said, "Did you know that David is hiding out near us in the caves and canyons of Horesh? Right now he's at Hakilah Hill just south of Jeshimon NIV 19 The Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, "Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hakilah, south of Jeshimon MSG 20 So whenever you're ready to come down, we'd count it an honor to hand him over to the king." NIV 20 Now, O king, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for handing him over to the king." MSG 21 Saul said, "God bless you for thinking about me NIV 21 Saul replied, "The LORD bless you for your concern for me MSG 22 Now go back and check everything out. Learn his routines. Observe his movements - where he goes, who he's with. He's very shrewd, you know. NIV 22 Go and make further preparation. Find out where David usually goes and who has seen him there. They tell me he is very crafty. MSG 23 Scout out all his hiding places. Then meet me at Nacon and I'll go with you. If he is anywhere to be found in all the thousands of Judah, I'll track him down!" NIV 23 Find out about all the hiding places he uses and come back to me with definite information. Then I will go with you; if he is in the area, I will track him down among all the clans of Judah." MSG 24 So the Ziphites set out on their reconnaissance for Saul. NIV 24 So they set out and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the Desert of Maon, in the Arabah south of Jeshimon. MSG 25 Saul and his men arrived and began their search. When David heard of it, he went south to Rock Mountain, camping out in the wilderness of Maon. Saul heard where he was and set off for the wilderness of Maon in pursuit. NIV 25 Saul and his men began the search, and when David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Desert of Maon. When Saul heard this, he went into the Desert of Maon in pursuit of David. MSG 26 Saul was on one side of the mountain, David and his men on the other. David was in full retreat, running, with Saul and his men closing in, about to get him. NIV 26 Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David and his men to capture them, MSG 27 Just then a messenger came to Saul and said, "Hurry! Come back! The Philistines have just attacked the country!" NIV 27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land." MSG 28 So Saul called off his pursuit of David and went back to deal with the Philistines. That's how that place got the name Narrow Escape. NIV 28 Then Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why they call this place Sela Hammahlekoth.