1 Samuel 30:7

7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelek, “Bring me the ephod.” Abiathar brought it to him,

1 Samuel 30:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.
ESV
7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.
NLT
7 Then he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring me the ephod!” So Abiathar brought it.
MSG
7 He ordered Abiathar the priest, son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the Ephod so I can consult God." Abiathar brought it to David.
CSB
7 David said to Abiathar the priest, son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought it to him,

1 Samuel 30:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 30:7

And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son
The son of Ahimelech, who was slain at Nob by the order of Saul, ( 1 Samuel 22:19 ) ; and Abiathar his son, who fled to David with the ephod, on the death of his father, ( 1 Samuel 22:20 ) , was now high priest in his room; and who it seems was with David when he went with Achish, and returned with him; for had he been left at Ziklag, he and his ephod, in all probability, had been carried off by the Amalekites, unless we can suppose him under the protection of a special providence: it is much David had not inquired of the Lord by him about his going with Achish; perhaps the present disaster brought to mind that neglect, and made him the more diligent now:

I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod;
not to put it on himself, but that the high priest might put it on, and inquire by it before him of the Lord:

and Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David;
for the sake of David, that inquiry might be made before him of the Lord by Urim and Thummim.

1 Samuel 30:7 In-Context

5 David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel.
6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelek, “Bring me the ephod.” Abiathar brought it to him,
8 and David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?” “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.”
9 David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Valley, where some stayed behind.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Samuel 22:20
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 2:28; 1 Samuel 23:9