1 Samuel 22:4
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.

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.

New King James Version
So he brought them before the king of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the time that 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.

NASB 1995
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he left them with the King of Moab, and they dwelt with him all the days when was David in Metspaya

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he persuaded the King of Moab, and they dwell with him continually, while David was in the hold.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
and he leads them before the king of Moab, and they dwell with him all the days of David’s being in the fortress.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 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 harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim…

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

Gad

2 Samuel 24:11
For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

1 Chronicles 21:9
And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,

1 Chronicles 29:29
Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,

depart

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

Nehemiah 6:11
And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

Psalm 11:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

David departed

Matthew 10:23
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So he left
וַיַּנְחֵ֕ם (way·yan·ḥêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5148: To guide, to transport

them in
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

the care
פְּנֵ֖י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Moab,
מוֹאָ֑ב (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

and they stayed
וַיֵּשְׁב֣וּ (way·yê·šə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with
עִמּ֔וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

him the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

time
יְמֵ֥י (yə·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

David
דָּוִ֖ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

was
הֱיוֹת־ (hĕ·yō·wṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in the stronghold.
בַּמְּצוּדָֽה׃ (bam·mə·ṣū·ḏāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4686: A net, capture, a fastness


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