1 Samuel 23:8
New International Version
And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

New Living Translation
So Saul mobilized his entire army to march to Keilah and besiege David and his men.

English Standard Version
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Berean Study Bible
Then Saul summoned all his troops to go to war at Keilah and besiege David and his men.

King James Bible
And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

New King James Version
Then Saul called all the people together for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

New American Standard Bible
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

NASB 1995
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

NASB 1977
So Saul summoned all the people for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

Amplified Bible
So Saul summoned all the people (soldiers) for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul summoned all the troops to go to war at Keilah and besiege David and his men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul summoned all the troops to go to war at Keilah and besiege David and his men.

American Standard Version
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shaul made it heard to all the people to go down to battle at Qayla, to defeat David and the men who were with him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul charged all the people to go down to war to Keila, to besiege David and his men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul commanded all the people to go down to fight against Ceila, and to besiege David, and his men.

English Revised Version
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Good News Translation
So Saul called his troops to war, to march against Keilah and besiege David and his men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Saul called together all the troops to go to war and blockade Keilah, where David and his men were.

International Standard Version
Saul summoned for battle all his forces to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Literal Standard Version
And Saul summons all the people to the battle, to go down to Keilah, to lay siege to David and to his men.

NET Bible
So Saul mustered all his army to go down to Keilah and besiege David and his men.

New Heart English Bible
Then Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

World English Bible
Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul summoneth the whole of the people to battle, to go down to Keilah, to lay siege unto David and unto his men.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul Pursues David
7When Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, he said, “God has delivered him into my hand, for he has trapped himself by entering a town with gates and bars.” 8Then Saul summoned all his troops to go to war at Keilah and besiege David and his men. 9When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:7
When Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, he said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he has trapped himself by entering a town with gates and bars."

1 Samuel 23:9
When David learned that Saul was plotting evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

1 Kings 2:26
Then the king said to Abiathar the priest, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. Even though you deserve to die, I will not put you to death at this time, since you carried the ark of the Lord GOD before my father David, and you suffered through all that my father suffered."


Treasury of Scripture

And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.

David

Jeremiah 11:18,19
And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings…

Acts 9:24
But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Acts 14:6
They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:

Bring

1 Samuel 23:6
And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

1 Samuel 14:18
And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 30:7
And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.









(8) And Saul called all the people together.--Such a summons to war on the part of the sovereign has been always a royal right. The plea, of course, alleged for this "summons" was the necessity of an immediate national effort against the hereditary enemies of the people.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

summoned
וַיְשַׁמַּ֥ע (way·šam·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

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

his troops
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

to go
לָרֶ֣דֶת (lā·re·ḏeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to war
לַמִּלְחָמָ֑ה (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

at Keilah
קְעִילָ֔ה (qə·‘î·lāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7084: Keilah -- a city in Judah

and besiege
לָצ֥וּר (lā·ṣūr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6696: To confine, bind, besiege

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

and his men.
אֲנָשָֽׁיו׃ (’ă·nā·šāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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