1 Samuel 23:19
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English Standard Version
Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon?

King James Bible
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

American Standard Version
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Ziphites went up to Saul in Gabaa, saying: Lo, doth not David lie hid with us in the strong holds of the wood, in mount Hachila, which is on the right hand of the desert.

English Revised Version
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in the strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"They went whithersoever they could go" (lit. "they wandered about where they wandered about"), i.e., wherever they could go without danger.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Ziphites

1 Samuel 22:7,8 Then Saul said to his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites...

1 Samuel 26:1 And the Ziphites came to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?

Psalm 54:1,3,4 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength...

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Hachilah Calmet states, that Hachilah was a mountain about ten miles south of Jericho, where Jonathan Maccabaeus built the castle of Massada, west of the Dead Sea, and not far from En-gedi.

1 Samuel 26:1,3 And the Ziphites came to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon...

on the south [heb] on the right hand.
Jeshimon. or, the wilderness. Eusebius places Jeshimon ten miles south of Jericho, near the Dead Sea; which agrees extremely well with the position of Hachilah, as stated by Calmet.

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:1
When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi."

1 Samuel 26:1
Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, "Is not David hiding himself on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the east of Jeshimon?"

1 Samuel 26:3
And Saul encamped on the hill of Hachilah, which is beside the road on the east of Jeshimon. But David remained in the wilderness. When he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness,

Psalm 54:1
O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might.

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