1 Samuel 22:4
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New American Standard Bible
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.

King James Bible
And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought them before the king of Moab; and they abode with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

World English Bible
He brought them before the king of Moab; and they lived with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

Young's Literal Translation
and he leadeth them before the king of Moab, and they dwell with him all the days of David's being in the fortress.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He brought them before ... - The Septuagint renders it "he persuaded (the face of) the king."

In the hold - Where David was after he left the cave of Adullam, probably in the land of Moab.

The phrase "all the while," would indicate that David sojourned a considerable time in Moab.

1 Samuel 22:4 Parallel Commentaries

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The Exile --Continued.
We have one psalm which the title connects with the beginning of David's stay at Adullam,--the thirty-fourth. The supposition that it dates from that period throws great force into many parts of it, and gives a unity to what is else apparently fragmentary and disconnected. Unlike those already considered, which were pure soliloquies, this is full of exhortation and counsel, as would naturally be the case if it were written when friends and followers began to gather to his standard. It reads like
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Subterraneous Places. Mines. Caves.
Thus having taken some notice of the superficies of the land, let us a little search into its bowels. You may divide the subterraneous country into three parts: the metal mines, the caves, and the places of burial. This land was eminently noted for metal mines, so that "its stones," in very many places, "were iron, and out of its hills was digged brass," Deuteronomy 8:9. From these gain accrued to the Jews: but to the Christians, not seldom slavery and misery; being frequently condemned hither by
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
1 Samuel 22:3
And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me."

1 Samuel 22:5
The prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah." So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.

2 Samuel 8:2
He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

2 Samuel 23:14
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

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