1 Samuel 30:8
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New International Version
and David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?" "Pursue them," he answered. "You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue."

King James Bible
And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.

Darby Bible Translation
And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he said to him, Pursue; for thou shalt assuredly overtake [them] and shalt certainly recover.

World English Bible
David inquired of Yahweh, saying, "If I pursue after this troop, shall I overtake them?" He answered him, "Pursue; for you shall surely overtake them, and shall without fail recover all."

Young's Literal Translation
and David asketh at Jehovah, saying, 'I pursue after this troop -- do I overtake it?' And He saith to him, 'Pursue, for thou dost certainly overtake, and dost certainly deliver.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bring me hither the ephod - It seems as if David had put on the ephod, and inquired of the Lord for himself; but it is more likely that he caused Abiathar to do it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

enquired

1 Samuel 23:2,4,10-12 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said to David, Go...

Judges 20:18,23,28 And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said...

2 Samuel 5:19,23 And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? will you deliver them into my hand...

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding...

he answered him

1 Samuel 14:37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? will you deliver them into the hand of Israel?...

1 Samuel 28:6,15,16 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets...

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

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At the Front or the Base
'As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff.'--1 Samuel xxx. 24. David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath. On their return they found ruin, their homes harried, their wives, children, and property carried off. Wearied already with their long march, they set off at once in pursuit of the spoilers, who had had a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Genesis 14:16
He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

Exodus 15:9
The enemy boasted, 'I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.'

1 Samuel 23:2
he inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" The LORD answered him, "Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah."

1 Samuel 23:4
Once again David inquired of the LORD, and the LORD answered him, "Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand."

1 Samuel 30:18
David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives.

1 Samuel 30:19
Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.

Psalm 50:15
and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."

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