1 Samuel 26:4
New International Version
he sent out scouts and learned that Saul had definitely arrived.

New Living Translation
he sent out spies to verify the report of Saul's arrival.

English Standard Version
David sent out spies and learned that Saul had indeed come.

Berean Study Bible
David sent out spies to verify that Saul had arrived.

New American Standard Bible
David sent out spies, and he knew that Saul was definitely coming.

King James Bible
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.

Christian Standard Bible
So David sent out spies and knew for certain that Saul had come.

Contemporary English Version
he sent some spies to find out if it was true.

Good News Translation
he sent spies and found out that Saul was indeed there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David sent out spies and knew for certain that Saul had come.

International Standard Version
David sent out spies and found out for certain that Saul had arrived.

NET Bible
David sent scouts and verified that Saul had indeed arrived.

New Heart English Bible
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul had certainly come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David sent spies to confirm that Saul had arrived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come of a certainty.

New American Standard 1977
David sent out spies, and he knew that Saul was definitely coming.

Jubilee Bible 2000
David, therefore, sent out spies and understood that Saul was indeed come.

King James 2000 Bible
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come indeed.

American King James Version
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.

American Standard Version
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come of a certainty.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David sent spies, and ascertained that Saul was come prepared out of Keila.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent spies, and learned that he was most certainly come thither.

Darby Bible Translation
David sent out spies, and learned that Saul was certainly come.

English Revised Version
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come of a certainty.

Webster's Bible Translation
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul had come in very deed.

World English Bible
David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul had certainly come.

Young's Literal Translation
and David sendeth spies, and knoweth that Saul hath come unto Nachon,
Study Bible
David Again Spares Saul
3Saul 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, 4David sent out spies to verify that Saul had arrived. 5Then David set out and went to the place where Saul had camped. He saw the place where Saul and Abner son of Ner, the general of his army, had lain down. Saul was lying inside the inner circle of the camp, with the troops camped around him.…
Cross References
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,

1 Samuel 26:5
Then David set out and went to the place where Saul had camped. He saw the place where Saul and Abner son of Ner, the general of his army, had lain down. Saul was lying inside the inner circle of the camp, with the troops camped around him.

Treasury of Scripture

David therefore sent out spies, and understood that Saul was come in very deed.

Joshua 2:1
And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

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







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

sent out
וַיִּשְׁלַ֥ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

spies
מְרַגְּלִ֑ים (mə·rag·gə·lîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7270: To walk along, to reconnoiter, to be a, tale-bearer, to lead about

to verify
וַיֵּ֕דַע (way·yê·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

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 arrived.
בָ֥א (ḇā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go
26:1-12 How soon do unholy hearts lose the good impressions convictions have made upon them! How helpless were Saul and all his men! All as though disarmed and chained, yet nothing is done to them; they are only asleep. How easily can God weaken the strongest, befool the wisest, and baffle the most watchful! David still resolved to wait till God thought fit to avenge him on Saul. He will by no means force his way to the promised crown by any wrong methods. The temptation was very strong; but if he yielded, he would sin against God, therefore he resisted the temptation, and trusted God with the event.
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