Parallel Bible results for 1 Samuel 23:16-26

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1 Samuel 23:16-26

RSVA 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose, and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. NIV 16 And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. RSVA 17 And he said to him, "Fear not; for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you; you shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you; Saul my father also knows this." 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.” RSVA 18 And 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. RSVA 19 Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gib'e-ah, saying, "Does not David hide among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachi'lah, which is south of Jeshi'mon 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? RSVA 20 Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand." NIV 20 Now, Your Majesty, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for giving him into your hands.” RSVA 21 And Saul said, "May you be blessed by the LORD; for you have had compassion on me NIV 21 Saul replied, “The LORD bless you for your concern for me. RSVA 22 Go, make yet more sure; know and see the place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for it is told me that he is very cunning. NIV 22 Go and get more information. Find out where David usually goes and who has seen him there. They tell me he is very crafty. RSVA 23 See therefore, and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, 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.” RSVA 24 And they arose, and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Ma'on, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshi'mon. 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. RSVA 25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told; therefore he went down to the rock which is in the wilderness of Ma'on. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Ma'on. 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. RSVA 26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was making haste to get away from Saul, as Saul and his men were closing in upon 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,

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