1 Samuel 23:27
New International Version
a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the land.”

New Living Translation
an urgent message reached Saul that the Philistines were raiding Israel again.

English Standard Version
a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.”

Berean Study Bible
Then a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Come quickly, for the Philistines have raided the land!”

King James Bible
But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.

New King James Version
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have invaded the land!”

New American Standard Bible
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have launched an attack against the land!”

NASB 1995
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land.”

NASB 1977
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid on the land.”

Amplified Bible
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, because the Philistines have attacked the land.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then a messenger came to Saul saying, “Come quickly, because the Philistines have raided the land! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a messenger came to Saul saying, “Come quickly, because the Philistines have raided the land!”

American Standard Version
But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have made a raid upon the land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a Messenger came to Shaul and said to him: “Come quickly, because the Philistines have encamped in all the land!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come hither, for the Philistines have invaded the land.

Contemporary English Version
when a messenger came to Saul and said, "Come quickly! The Philistines are attacking Israel and taking everything."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a messenger came to Saul, saying: Make haste to come, for the Philistines have poured in themselves upon the land.

English Revised Version
But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have made a raid upon the land.

Good News Translation
Just then a messenger arrived and said to Saul, "Come back at once! The Philistines are invading the country!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a messenger came to Saul and said, "Come quickly! The Philistines are raiding the country."

International Standard Version
Then a messenger came to Saul with this news: "Come quickly, because the Philistines have made a raid on the land!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying: 'Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have made a raid upon the land.'

Literal Standard Version
And a messenger has come to Saul, saying, “Hurry, and come, for the Philistines have pushed against the land.”

NET Bible
But a messenger came to Saul saying, "Come quickly, for the Philistines have raided the land!"

New Heart English Bible
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land."

World English Bible
But a messenger came to Saul, saying, "Hurry and come; for the Philistines have made a raid on the land!"

Young's Literal Translation
And a messenger hath come in unto Saul, saying, 'Haste, and come, for the Philistines have pushed against the land.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Pursues David
26Saul was proceeding along one side of the mountain, and David and his men along the other side. Even though David was hurrying to get away, Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them. 27Then a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Come quickly, for the Philistines have raided the land!” 28So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why that place is called Sela-hammahlekoth.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:26
Saul was proceeding along one side of the mountain, and David and his men along the other side. Even though David was hurrying to get away, Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them.

1 Samuel 23:28
So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to meet the Philistines. That is why that place is called Sela-hammahlekoth.

1 Samuel 27:10
who would ask him, "What have you raided today?" And David would reply, "The Negev of Judah," or "The Negev of Jerahmeel," or "The Negev of the Kenites."


Treasury of Scripture

But there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste you, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.

there came

Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Deuteronomy 32:36
For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

the Philistines

2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

Revelation 12:16
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

invaded [heb] spread themselves upon

1 Chronicles 14:13
And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.









(27) The Philistines have invaded the land.--This, as Lange well observes, was "God's plan to save David." The Philistines had probably availed themselves of the opportunity which Saul's withdrawal of his forces southward to surround the armed band of David had given them, and were invading in force the more northern provinces.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then a messenger
וּמַלְאָ֣ךְ (ū·mal·’āḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

came
בָּ֔א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

saying,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Come
וְלֵ֔כָה (wə·lê·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

quickly,
מַהֲרָ֣ה (ma·hă·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

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

the Philistines
פְלִשְׁתִּ֖ים (p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

have raided
פָשְׁט֥וּ (p̄ā·šə·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6584: To strip off, make a dash, raid

the land!”
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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