1 Samuel 23:14
Good News Translation
David stayed in hiding in the hill country, in the wilderness near Ziph. Saul was always trying to find him, but God did not turn David over to him.

Contemporary English Version
David stayed in hideouts in the hill country of Ziph Desert. Saul kept searching, but God never let Saul catch him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David abode in the desert in strong holds, and he remained in a mountain of the desert of Ziph, in a woody hill. And Saul sought him always: but the Lord delivered him not into his hands.

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But David abode in the desert in strong holds, and he remained in a mountain of the desert of Ziph, in a woody hill. And Saul sought him always: but the Lord delivered him not into his hands.

a mountain

Psalm 11:1-3 Unto the end. A psalm to David. . . .

the wilderness

Joshua 15:24,55 Ziph and Telem and Baloth, . . .

Saul

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart: I shall one day or other fall into the hands of Saul: is it not better for me to flee, and to be saved in the land of the Philistines, that Saul may despair of me, and cease to seek me in all the coasts of Israel? I will flee then out of his hands.

Psalm 54:3,4 For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes. . . .

Proverbs 1:16 But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings.

Proverbs 4:16 They eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of iniquity.

but God

1 Samuel 23:7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Ceila: and Saul said: The Lord hath delivered him into my hands, and he is shut up, being come into a city that hath gates and bars.

Psalm 32:7 Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath encompassed me: my joy, deliver me from them that surround me.

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death, . . .

Psalm 54:3,4 For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes. . . .

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

Jeremiah 36:26 And the king commanded Jeremiel the son of Amelech, and Saraias the son of Ezriel, and Selemias the son of Abdeel, to take up Baruch the scribe, and Jeremiah the prophet: but the Lord hid them.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.

2 Timothy 4:17,18 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching may be accomplished and that all the Gentiles may hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. . . .

Context
Saul Pursues David
13Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose, and departing from Ceila, wandered up and down, uncertain where they should stay: and it was told Saul that David was fled from Ceila, and had escaped: wherefore he forbore to go out. 14But David abode in the desert in strong holds, and he remained in a mountain of the desert of Ziph, in a woody hill. And Saul sought him always: but the Lord delivered him not into his hands.15And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life. And David was in the desert of Ziph, in a wood.…
Cross References
Joshua 15:55
Maon and Carmel and Ziph and Jota,

1 Samuel 23:15
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life. And David was in the desert of Ziph, in a wood.

1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, see and know, O my father, the hem of thy robe in my hand, that when I cut off the hem of thy robe, I would not put out my hand against thee. Reflect, and see, that there is no evil in my hand, nor iniquity, neither have I sinned against thee: but thou liest in wait for my life, to take it away.

2 Chronicles 11:8
And Geth, and Maresa, and Ziph,

Psalm 32:7
Thou art my refuge from the trouble which hath encompassed me: my joy, deliver me from them that surround me.

Psalm 55:7
Lo, I have gone far off flying away; and I abode in the wilderness.

Additional Translations
And David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God would not deliver David into his hand.And David stayed in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

And David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

And he dwelt in Maserem in the wilderness, in the narrow passes; and dwelt in the wilderness in mount Ziph, in the dry country. And Saul sought him continually, but the Lord delivered him not into his hands.

And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and abode in the mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.

And David abode in the wilderness in the strong holds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.

And David abideth in the wilderness, in fortresses, and abideth in the hill-country, in the wilderness of Ziph; and Saul seeketh him all the days, and God hath not given him into his hand.
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