1 Samuel 23:15
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New International Version
While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life.

New Living Translation
One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him.

English Standard Version
David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.

New American Standard Bible
Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.

King James Bible
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

Christian Standard Bible
David was in the Wilderness of Ziph in Horesh when he saw that Saul had come out to take his life.

Contemporary English Version
One time, David was at Horesh in Ziph Desert. He was afraid because Saul had come to the area to kill him.

Good News Translation
David saw that Saul was out to kill him. David was at Horesh, in the wilderness near Ziph.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David was in the Wilderness of Ziph in Horesh when he saw that Saul had come out to take his life.

International Standard Version
David was afraid because Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.

NET Bible
David realized that Saul had come out to seek his life; at that time David was in Horesh in the desert of Ziph.

New Heart English Bible
David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was afraid because Saul had come to kill him at Horesh in the desert of Ziph.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life; and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

New American Standard 1977
Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David, seeing that Saul had come out to seek his soul, stayed in the woods in the wilderness of Ziph.

King James 2000 Bible
And David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a forest.

American King James Version
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

American Standard Version
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life. And David was in the desert of Ziph, in a wood.

Darby Bible Translation
And David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life; and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

English Revised Version
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

World English Bible
David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

Young's Literal Translation
And David seeth that Saul hath come out to seek his life, and David is in the wilderness of Ziph, in a forest.
Study Bible
Saul Pursues David
14David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand. 15Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. 16And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:14
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.

1 Samuel 23:16
And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.

1 Samuel 26:3
Saul camped in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon, beside the road, and David was staying in the wilderness. When he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness,
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And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor…

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom …

Luke 22:32,43 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you …

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:12,13 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees…

(15) In a wood.--Some have understood this as a proper name, Horesh. There is no trace of the wood now. The land lost its ornament of trees centuries ago, through the desolating hand of man.--Van der Velde.

And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life,.... Either he saw him with his bodily eyes from the top of the mountain where he was, 1 Samuel 23:14; or he perceived, he understood by information given him by his friends, it may be by Jonathan, or by spies he sent to observe his motions:

and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood; where he and his men could hide themselves among the trees in it; sometimes he was in a mountain in this wilderness, and sometimes in a wood, where he thought himself the safest; thus was this great man obliged to shift about for his safety. 23:14-18 David made no attempt against Saul; he kept God's way, waited God's time, and was content to secure himself in woods and wildernesses. Let it make us think the worse of this world, which often gives such bad treatment to its best men: let it make us long for that kingdom where goodness shall for ever be in glory, and holiness in honour. We find Jonathan comforting David. As a pious friend, he directed him to God, the Foundation of his comfort. As a self-denying friend, he takes pleasure in the prospect of David's advancement to the throne. As a constant friend, he renewed his friendship with him. Our covenant with God should be often renewed, and therein our communion with him kept up. If the converse of one friend, at one meeting, gives comfort and strengthens our hearts, what may not be expected from the continual supports and powerful love of the Saviour of sinners, the covenanted Friend of believers!
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