1 Samuel 24:22
New International Version
So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

New Living Translation
So David promised this to Saul with an oath. Then Saul went home, but David and his men went back to their stronghold.

English Standard Version
And David swore this to Saul. Then Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

Berean Study Bible
So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

New American Standard Bible
David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

King James Bible
And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

Christian Standard Bible
So David swore to Saul. Then Saul went back home, and David and his men went up to the stronghold.

Contemporary English Version
So David promised, and Saul went home. David and his men returned to their hideout.

Good News Translation
David promised that he would. Then Saul went back home, and David and his men went back to their hiding place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David swore to Saul. Then Saul went back home, and David and his men went up to the stronghold.

International Standard Version
David made this vow to Saul, and then Saul went home, while David and his men went up to the stronghold.

NET Bible
David promised Saul this on oath. Then Saul went to his house, and David and his men went up to the stronghold.

New Heart English Bible
David swore to Saul. Saul went home; but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So David swore to Saul. Then Saul went home, and David and his men went to their fortified camp.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David swore unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men got them up unto the stronghold.

New American Standard 1977
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went to his home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then David swore unto Saul. And Saul went home, but David and his men went up unto the fortress.

King James 2000 Bible
And David swore unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men got themselves up unto the stronghold.

American King James Version
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men got them up to the hold.

American Standard Version
And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the stronghold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So David swore to Saul: and Saul departed to his place, and David and his men went up to the strong-hold of Messera.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David swore to Saul. So Saul went home: and David and his men went up into safer places.

Darby Bible Translation
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; and David and his men went up to the stronghold.

English Revised Version
And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men repaired to the hold.

World English Bible
David swore to Saul. Saul went home; but David and his men went up to the stronghold.

Young's Literal Translation
And David sweareth to Saul, and Saul goeth unto his house, and David and his men have gone up unto the fortress.
Study Bible
David's Oath to Saul
21So now, swear to me by the LORD that you will not cut off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father's house.” 22So David gave his oath to Saul. Then Saul returned home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:29
And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of En-gedi.

1 Samuel 26:25
Saul said to him, "May you be blessed, my son David. You will accomplish great things and will surely prevail." So David went on his way, and Saul returned home.

Treasury of Scripture

And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men got them up to the hold.

David and

Proverbs 26:24,25
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; …

Matthew 10:16,17
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves…

John 2:24
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

the hold

1 Samuel 23:29
And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holds at Engedi.







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

gave his oath
וַיִּשָּׁבַ֥ע (way·yiš·šā·ḇa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

to Saul.
לְשָׁא֑וּל (lə·šā·’ūl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

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

returned
וַיֵּ֤לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

home,
בֵּית֔וֹ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

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

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

went up
עָל֖וּ (‘ā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the stronghold.
הַמְּצוּדָֽה׃ (ham·mə·ṣū·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4686: A net, capture, a fastness
(22) And David sware unto Saul.--The generous son of Jesse at once complied with Saul's curious request, and for a time, at least, the persecution and pursuit of David ceased. Stricken with remorse, the gloomy king left him to himself; no word, however, seems to have passed as to restoring the exile to his home or rank. Bishop Wordsworth quotes here a characteristic passage from one of Chrysostom's eloquent homilies, in which the Patristic method of allegorising all these famous scenes of Old Testament history is well exemplified.

"Meditate on the example of David, and do thou imitate it: imitate it in his self-control and in his love of his enemy. The cave in which he was became like a Christian Church, and he became like a Christian bishop, who first preaches a sermon and then offers the sacrifice of the altar.

"So David preached a sermon by his example, and offered a true sacrifice--the spiritual sacrifice of himself and of his own anger; he became as it were a priest, a sacrifice, and an altar, and having offered his victims, he gained a glorious victory."--St. Chrysostom, tom. 4, p. 761.

24:16-22 Saul speaks as quite overcome with David's kindness. Many mourn for their sins, who do not truly repent of them; weep bitterly for them, yet continue in love and in league with them. Now God made good to David that word on which he had caused him to hope, that he would bring forth his righteousness as the light, Ps 37:6. Those who take care to keep a good conscience, may leave it to God to secure them the credit of it. Sooner or later, God will force even those who are of the synagogue of Satan to know and to own those whom he has loved. They parted in peace. Saul went home convinced, but not converted; ashamed of his envy to David, yet retaining in his breast that root of bitterness; vexed that when at last he had found David, he could not find in his heart to destroy him, as he had designed. Malice often seems dead when it is only asleep, and will revive with double force. Yet, whether the Lord bind men's hands, or affect their hearts, so that they do not hurt us, the deliverance is equally from him; it is an evidence of his love, and an earnest of our salvation, and should make us thankful.
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