2 So Saul went down to the Desert of Ziph, with his three thousand select Israelite troops, to search there for David.

Read 1 Samuel 26:2 Using Other Translations

Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
So Saul arose and went down to the wilderness of Ziph with three thousand chosen men of Israel to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
So Saul took 3,000 of Israel’s elite troops and went to hunt him down in the wilderness of Ziph.