1 Samuel 23:28
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
So Saulשָׁא֗וּל
7586: "asked (of Yah)," first king of Isr., also an Edomite and two Isr.from shaal
7725: to turn back, returna prim. root
from pursuingמִרְדֹף֙
7291: to pursue, chase, persecutea prim. root
1732: perhaps "beloved one," a son of Jessefrom the same as dod
and wentוַיֵּ֖לֶךְ
1980: to go, come, walka prim. root
to meetלִקְרַ֣את
7122: to encounter, befalla prim. root
the Philistines;פְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים
6430: inhab. of Philistiafrom Pelesheth
5921: upon, above, overfrom alah
they calledקָֽרְאוּ֙
7121: to call, proclaim, reada prim. root
that placeלַמָּקֹ֣ום
4725: a standing place, placefrom qum
the Rock 
5553: a crag, clifffrom an unused word
of Escape. 
4256: division, coursefrom chalaq

KJV Lexicon
Wherefore Saul
Sha'uwl  (shaw-ool')
asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites -- Saul, Shaul.
shuwb  (shoob)
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
from pursuing
radaph  (raw-daf')
to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by) -- chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
David  (daw-veed')
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
and went
yalak  (yaw-lak')
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
qir'ah  (keer-aw')
an encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) -- against (he come), help, meet, seek, to, in the way.
the Philistines
Plishtiy  (pel-ish-tee')
a Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth -- Philistine.
therefore they called
qara'  (kaw-raw')
to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications)
that place
maqowm  (maw-kome')
a standing, i.e. a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind)
Cela` ham-machlqowth  (seh'-lah ham-makh-lek-oth')
rock of the divisions; Sela-ham-Machlekoth, a place in Palestine -- Sela-hammalekoth.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines; therefore they called that place the Rock of Escape.

King James Bible
Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to engage the Philistines. Therefore, that place was named the Rock of Separation.

International Standard Version
So Saul turned around from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines. Therefore, they call that place the Rock of Escape.

NET Bible
So Saul stopped pursuing David and went to confront the Philistines. Therefore that place is called Sela Hammahlekoth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul gave up pursuing David and went to fight the Philistines. So that place was called Slippery Rock.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.
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