KJV LexiconWherefore Saul
asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites -- Saul, Shaul.
to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively
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).
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
an encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) -- against (he come), help, meet, seek, to, in the way.
a Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth -- Philistine.
therefore they called
to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications)
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 VersesNew 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.
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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