1 Samuel 24:1

David Spares Saul’s Life

1 After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of En Gedi.”

Read 1 Samuel 24:1 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi."
After Saul returned from fighting the Philistines, he was told that David had gone into the wilderness of En-gedi.

What does 1 Samuel 24:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 24:1

And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the
Philistines
Having, as it should seem, got the victory over them, and driven them out of his country, and pursued them to their own:

that it was told him, saying, behold, David [is] in the wilderness of
Engedi;
in the strong holds of it, the high rocks and mountains in it, ( 1 Samuel 23:29 ) .

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