1 Samuel 27:4
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New International Version
When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

New Living Translation
Word soon reached Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he stopped hunting for him.

English Standard Version
And when it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer sought him.

Berean Study Bible
And when Saul learned that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

New American Standard Bible
Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.

King James Bible
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

Contemporary English Version
When Saul found out that David had run off to Gath, he stopped trying to catch him.

Good News Translation
When Saul heard that David had fled to Gath, he gave up trying to find him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

International Standard Version
Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, and he did not continue to search for him.

NET Bible
When Saul learned that David had fled to Gath, he did not mount a new search for him.

New Heart English Bible
It was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Saul was told that David had fled to Gath, he didn't search for him anymore.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath; and he sought no more again for him.

New American Standard 1977
Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, and he sought him no more.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

American King James Version
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

American Standard Version
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Geth, and he sought no more after him.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath; and he sought no more for him.

English Revised Version
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was told to Saul that David had fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

World English Bible
It was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it is declared to Saul that David hath fled to Gath, and he hath not added any more to seek him.
Study Bible
David and the Philistines
3David and his men settled in Gath with Achish, and each man had his family with him. David had his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal. 4And when Saul learned that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him. 5Then David said to Achish, “If I have found favor in your eyes, let me be assigned a place in one of the outlying towns, so I can live there. For why should your servant live in the royal city with you?”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 27:3
David and his men settled in Gath with Achish, and each man had his family with him. David had his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.

1 Samuel 27:5
Then David said to Achish, "If I have found favor in your eyes, let me be assigned a place in one of the outlying towns, so I can live there. For why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"

Treasury of Scripture

And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

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1 Samuel 26:21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no …







(4) And it was told Saul.--This short statement tells us plainly that up to the moment when Saul heard that David had crossed the frontier, he had not ceased to pursue after him and to seek his life. Ewald considers that it was during the residence at Gath that David exercised himself as a musician in the Gittite--i.e., the Philistine--style, which he afterwards transferred from there to Judah and Jerusalem. (See titles of Psalms 8, 81, 84, "upon the Gittith.") Gittith is a feminine adjective derived from Gath; the words possibly signify, "after the Gittith manner: some peculiar measure of style of Philistine music, or else the reference may be to a Philistine musical instrument."

And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath,.... Who very probably had his spies out to watch his motions, and report to him where he was, and what he was doing:

and he sought no more again for him; by which it seems as if he would have sought after him again, had he continued in the land of Israel; but now being gone, and in an enemy's country, and having nothing to fear from him while there, he laid aside all thoughts of seeking after him. 27:1-7 Unbelief is a sin that easily besets even good men, when without are fightings, and within are fears; and it is a hard matter to get over them. Lord, increase our faith! We may blush to think that the word of a Philistine should go further than the word of an Israelite, and that the city of Gath should be a place of refuge for a good man, when the cities of Israel refuse him a safe abode. David gained a comfortable settlement, not only at a distance from Gath, but bordering upon Israel, where he might keep up a correspondence with his own countrymen.
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