Context16When the messengers entered, behold, the household idol was on the bed with the quilt of goats hair at its head. 17So Saul said to Michal, Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped? And Michal said to Saul, He said to me, Let me go! Why should I put you to death?
18Now David fled and escaped and came to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth. 19It was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah. 20Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied. 21When it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. So Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they also prophesied. 22Then he himself went to Ramah and came as far as the large well that is in Secu; and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And someone said, Behold, they are at Naioth in Ramah. 23He proceeded there to Naioth in Ramah; and the Spirit of God came upon him also, so that he went along prophesying continually until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24He also stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats hair at the head thereof.
And when the messengers were come in, they found an image upon the bed, and a goat's skin at its head.
Darby Bible Translation
And the messengers came in, and behold, the image was in the bed, and the net of goats' hair at its head.
English Revised Version
And when the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at the head thereof.
Webster's Bible Translation
And when the messengers had come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, with a pillow of goat's hair for his bolster.
World English Bible
When the messengers came in, behold, the teraphim was in the bed, with the pillow of goats' hair at its head.
Young's Literal Translation
And the messengers come in, and lo, the teraphim are on the bed, and the mattress of goats' hair, for his pillows.
LibraryThe Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
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