Then said David, "Will the men of Kei'lah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you."
Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Kei'lah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Kei'lah, he gave up the expedition.
And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand
And David was afraid because Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.
And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose, and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God.
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."
And the two of them made a covenant before the LORD; David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home.
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
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."
And Saul said, "May you be blessed by the LORD; for you have had compassion on me
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.