1 Samuel 22:4
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold.

New Living Translation
So David's parents stayed in Moab with the king during the entire time David was living in his stronghold.

English Standard Version
And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.

Berean Study Bible
So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

New American Standard Bible
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.

King James Bible
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

Christian Standard Bible
So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

Contemporary English Version
So he brought his parents to the king of Moab, and they stayed with him while David was in hiding.

Good News Translation
So David left his parents with the king of Moab, and they stayed there as long as David was hiding out in the cave.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

International Standard Version
David left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time David was in the stronghold.

NET Bible
So he had them stay with the king of Moab; they stayed with him the whole time that David was in the stronghold.

New Heart English Bible
He brought them before the king of Moab; and they lived with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He brought them to the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was living in his fortified camp.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he brought them before the king of Moab; and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

New American Standard 1977
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he brought them before the king of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the fortress.

King James 2000 Bible
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

American King James Version
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelled with him all the while that David was in the hold.

American Standard Version
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he left them under the eyes of the king of Moab, and they abode with him all the days that David was in the hold.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought them before the king of Moab; and they abode with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

English Revised Version
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

World English Bible
He brought them before the king of Moab; and they lived with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

Young's Literal Translation
and he leadeth them before the king of Moab, and they dwell with him all the days of David's being in the fortress.
Study Bible
David Flees to Adullam and Mizpeh
3From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab, where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay with you until I learn what God will do for me.” 4So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold. 5Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold. Depart and go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 22:3
From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab, where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay with you until I learn what God will do for me.”

1 Samuel 22:5
Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold. Depart and go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

2 Samuel 8:2
David also defeated the Moabites, made them lie down on the ground, and he measured them off with a cord. He measured off with two lengths those to be put to death, and with one length those to be spared. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought him tribute.

2 Samuel 23:14
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was at Bethlehem.

Treasury of Scripture

And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelled with him all the while that David was in the hold.

in the hold

2 Samuel 23:13,14 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the …

1 Chronicles 12:16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold to David.

Gad

2 Samuel 24:11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to …

1 Chronicles 21:9 And the LORD spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying,

1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are …

2 Chronicles 29:25 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with …

depart

1 Samuel 23:1-6 Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against …

Nehemiah 6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, …

Psalm 11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird …

Isaiah 8:12-14 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall …

David departed

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: …







(4) While that David was in the hold.--This "hold" is, of course, identical with the "hold" of 1Samuel 22:5, from which Gad the prophet directs David to depart, and to return into the land of Judah. It was, most likely, in the Land of Moab.

And he brought them before the king of Moab,.... Having leave from him for it, and left them with him; so the Targum,"caused them to remain before him:"

and they dwelt with him all the whole time that David was in the hold; either in the cave of Adullam, as some think; or rather at Mizpeh in Moab, which might be a fortified place; or the sense may be, while he was in any hold in those parts, as he might go from one to another; what became of David's parents afterwards, we nowhere else read. The Jews (z) say the king of Moab slew his father and his mother, and his brethren, all but one, whom Nahash the Ammonite preserved; and is the kindness David speaks of, 2 Samuel 10:2; and if this was the case, now it was that his father and mother forsook him, and God took him up, Psalm 27:10.

(z) Bemnidbar Rabba, sect. 14. fol. 212. 1. Tanchuma apud Jarchium in loc. 22:1-5 See what weak instruments God sometimes uses, to bring about his own purposes. The Son of David is ready to receive distressed souls, who will be commanded by him. He receives all who come unto Him, however vile and miserable; he changes them into a holy people, and employs them in his service: those who would reign with him must be contented first to suffer with and for him. Observe with what tender concern David provided for his aged parents. The first thing he does is to find them a quiet habitation, whatever became of himself. Let children learn to honour their parents, in every thing consulting their ease and satisfaction. Though highly preferred, and much employed, let them not forget their aged parents. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. And the Lord will preserve his people for their appointed work, however they may be hated and exposed.



Jump to Previous
Abode David David's Dwell Dwelt Hold Leadeth Moab Safe Stronghold Time
Jump to Next
Abode David David's Dwell Dwelt Hold Leadeth Moab Safe Stronghold Time
Links
1 Samuel 22:4 NIV
1 Samuel 22:4 NLT
1 Samuel 22:4 ESV
1 Samuel 22:4 NASB
1 Samuel 22:4 KJV

1 Samuel 22:4 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 22:4 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 22:4 French Bible
1 Samuel 22:4 German Bible

Alphabetical: all and as David he him in king left long Moab of So stayed stronghold that the them Then they time was with

OT History: 1 Samuel 22:4 He brought them before the king (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Samuel 22:3
Top of Page
Top of Page