Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 23:7-29

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1 Samuel 23:7-29

NRS 7 Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, "God has given him into my hand; for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars." NIV 7 Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, "God has handed him over to me, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars." NRS 8 Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men. NIV 8 And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men. NRS 9 When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to the priest Abiathar, "Bring the ephod here." NIV 9 When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod." NRS 10 David said, "O Lord, the God of Israel, your servant has heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city on my account. NIV 10 David said, "O LORD, God of Israel, your servant has heard definitely that Saul plans to come to Keilah and destroy the town on account of me. NRS 11 And now, will Saul come down as your servant has heard? O Lord, the God of Israel, I beseech you, tell your servant." The Lord said, "He will come down." NIV 11 Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me to him? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, God of Israel, tell your servant." And the LORD said, "He will." NRS 12 Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" The Lord said, "They will surrender you." NIV 12 Again David asked, "Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me and my men to Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will." NRS 13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, set out and left Keilah; they wandered wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition. NIV 13 So David and his men, about six hundred in number, left Keilah and kept moving from place to place. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he did not go there. NRS 14 David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but the Lord did not give him into his hand NIV 14 David stayed in the desert strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands NRS 15 David was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Horesh when he learned that Saul had come out to seek his life. NIV 15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. NRS 16 Saul's son Jonathan set out and came to David at Horesh; there he strengthened his hand through the Lord. NIV 16 And Saul's son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. NRS 17 He said to him, "Do not be afraid; for the hand of my father Saul shall not find you; you shall be king over Israel, and I shall be second to you; my father Saul also knows that this is so." NIV 17 "Don't be afraid," he said. "My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this." NRS 18 Then the two of them made a covenant before the Lord; David remained 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. NRS 19 Then some Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, "David is hiding among us in the strongholds of Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is 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 NRS 20 Now, O king, whenever you wish to come down, do so; and our part will be to surrender him into the king's hand." 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." NRS 21 Saul said, "May you be blessed by the Lord for showing me compassion NIV 21 Saul replied, "The LORD bless you for your concern for me NRS 22 Go and make sure once more; find out exactly where he is, and who has seen him there; for I am told that he is very cunning. 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. NRS 23 Look around and learn all the hiding places where he lurks, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you; and if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah." 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." NRS 24 So they set out and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon. 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. NRS 25 Saul and his men went to search for him. When David was told, he went down to the rock and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. When Saul heard that, he pursued David into the wilderness of Maon. 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. NRS 26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. David was hurrying to get away from Saul, while Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them. 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, NRS 27 Then a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land." NIV 27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land." NRS 28 So Saul stopped pursuing David, and went against the Philistines; therefore that place was called the Rock of 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. NRS 29 David then went up from there, and lived in the strongholds of En-gedi. NIV 29 And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi.