1 Samuel 23:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
While David was in Horesh in the Wilderness of Ziph, he saw that Saul had come out to take his life.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David perceived that Saul went forth to seek David; and David was in the dry mountain in the New Ziph.

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
14And David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God would not deliver David into his hand. 15While David was in Horesh in the Wilderness of Ziph, he saw that Saul had come out to take his life. 16And Saul’s son Jonathan came to David in Horesh and strengthened his hand in God,…
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:14
And David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God would not deliver David into his hand.

1 Samuel 23:16
And Saul's son Jonathan came to David in Horesh and strengthened his hand in God,

1 Samuel 26:3
Saul camped beside the road at the hill of Hachilah opposite Jeshimon, but David was living in the wilderness. When he realized that Saul had followed him there,

Treasury of Scripture

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

strengthened

Deuteronomy 3:28
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.

Nehemiah 2:18
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.

Job 4:3,4
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands…







Lexicon
While David
דָוִ֔ד‪‬ (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

was in Horesh
בַּחֹֽרְשָׁה׃ (ba·ḥō·rə·šāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2793: Horesh -- a forest

in the Wilderness
בְּמִדְבַּר־ (bə·miḏ·bar-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

of Ziph,
זִ֖יף (zîp̄)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2128: Ziph -- a son of Judah, also a city Southeast of Hebron and a city in southern Judah

he
וְדָוִ֥ד (wə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

saw
וַיַּ֣רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Saul
שָׁא֖וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

had come out
יָצָ֥א (yā·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to take
לְבַקֵּ֣שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

his life.
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion
(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.

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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