1 Samuel 19:19
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New International Version
Word came to Saul: "David is in Naioth at Ramah";

New Living Translation
When the report reached Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

English Standard Version
And it was told Saul, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.”

New American Standard Bible
It was told Saul, saying, "Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah."

King James Bible
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David was at Naioth in Ramah,

International Standard Version
It was reported to Saul saying, "David is at Naioth in Ramah right now."

NET Bible
It was reported to Saul saying, "David is at Naioth in Ramah."

New Heart English Bible
And it was told to Saul, saying, "Look, David is in the dwellings at Ramah."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When it was reported to Saul that David was in the pastures at Ramah,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was told Saul, saying: 'Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.'

New American Standard 1977
And it was told Saul, saying, “Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

American King James Version
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

American Standard Version
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told Saul by some, saying: Behold David is in Najoth in Ramatha.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth by Ramah.

English Revised Version
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was told to Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah.

World English Bible
It was told Saul, saying, "Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah."

Young's Literal Translation
And it is declared to Saul, saying, 'Lo, David is in Naioth in Ramah.'
Study Bible
Michal Saves David
18Now David fled and escaped and came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth. 19It was told Saul, saying, "Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah." 20Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:18
Now David fled and escaped and came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth.

1 Samuel 19:20
Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.
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(19) Naioth.--Naioth, or Nevaioth, as it is also written, was not a town, but, as the name denotes, a cluster of dwellings or abodes. It is derived from the verb navali, to rest or abide. Samuel had his own house in Ramah, and these dwellings, where his prophetic schools were established, were in the immediate neighbourhood, "Naioth in Ramah." It was to this school he took David on this occasion. The Chaldee Targum renders or paraphrases Naioth here by "house of learning."

Verses 19, 20. - On hearing where David was, Saul sends messengers to arrest him, and we thus incidentally gain a most interesting account of the inner condition of Samuel's schools. Evidently after Saul had become king Samuel devoted his main energies to this noble effort to raise Israel from the barbarous depths into which it had sunk; and when the messengers arrive they enter some hall, where they find a regularly organised choir, consisting not of "sons of the prophets," young men still under training, but of prophets, men who had finished their preparatory studies, and arrived at a higher elevation. The Chaldee Paraphrast calls them scribes; and doubtless those educated in Samuel's schools held an analogous position to that of the scribes in later days. And Samuel himself was standing - not as appointed over them; he was the founder and originator of these schools, and all authority was derived from him. What the Hebrew says is that he was "standing as chief over them," and they, frill of Divine enthusiasm, were chanting psalms to God's glory. So noble was the sight, that Saul's messengers on entering were seized with a like enthusiasm, and, laying aside their murderous purpose, joined in the hearty service of the prophetic sanctuary. Instead of they saw the Hebrew has "he saw," but as all the versions have the plural, it is probably a mere mistake. The Hebrew word for company is found only here. By transposing the letters we have the ordinary word for congregation, but possibly it was their own technical name for some peculiar arrangement of the choir. And it was told Saul,.... By some officious persons who saw David at Ramah, and observed that he and Samuel went together to Naioth:

saying, behold, David is at Naioth, in Ramah; or near it; according to R. Isaiah, Ramah was the name of a hill, or mountain, so called from its height, and Naioth the name of a place on it; it signifies pastures and pleasant places, as meadows and pastures are; and here in the fields near Ramah was the house of doctrine, as the Targum calls it, or the school of the prophets, being pleasant and retired, and fit for study. 19:11-24 Michal's stratagem to gain time till David got to a distance was allowable, but her falsehood had not even the plea of necessity to excuse it, and manifests that she was not influenced by the same spirit of piety which had dictated Jonathan's language to Saul. In flying to Samuel, David made God his refuge. Samuel, as a prophet, was best able to advise him what to do in this day of distress. He met with little rest or satisfaction in Saul's court, therefore went to seek it in Samuel's church. What little pleasure is to be had in this world, those have who live a life of communion with God; to that David returned in the time of trouble. So impatient was Saul after David's blood, so restless against him, that although baffled by one providence after another, he could not see that David was under the special protection of God. And when God will take this way to protect David, even Saul prophesies. Many have great gifts, yet no grace; they may prophesy in Christ's name, yet are disowned by him. Let us daily seek for renewing grace, which shall be in us as a well of water springing up into everlasting life. Let us cleave to truth and holiness with full purpose of heart. In every danger and trouble, let us seek protection, comfort, and direction in God's ordinances.
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