1 Samuel 17:15
Good News Translation
David would go back to Bethlehem from time to time, to take care of his father's sheep.

Contemporary English Version
He took care of his father's sheep, and he went back and forth between Bethlehem and Saul's camp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
David went, and returned from Saul, to feed his father's flock at Bethlehem.

New American Bible
David would come and go from Saul’s presence to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

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David went, and returned from Saul, to feed his father's flock at Bethlehem.

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1 Samuel 16:11,19-23 And Samuel said to Isai: Are here all thy sons? He answered: There remaineth yet a young one, who keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said to Isai: Send, and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. . . .

Context
David Accepts the Challenge
14But David was the youngest. So the three eldest having followed Saul, 15David went, and returned from Saul, to feed his father's flock at Bethlehem.16Now the Philistine came out morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:11
And Samuel said to Isai: Are here all thy sons? He answered: There remaineth yet a young one, who keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said to Isai: Send, and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

1 Samuel 16:19
Then Saul sent messengers to Isai, saying: Send me David, thy son, who is in the pastures.

1 Samuel 16:21
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him exceedingly, and made him his armourbearer.

1 Samuel 17:16
Now the Philistine came out morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

1 Samuel 18:2
And Saul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father's house.

Additional Translations
but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep in Bethlehem.But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

Now David went to and fro from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Beth-lehem.

But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

Now David went to and fro from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Beth-lehem.

But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Beth-lehem.

Now David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.

and David is going and returning from Saul, to feed the flock of his father at Beth-Lehem.
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