1 Samuel 19:12
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New International Version
So Michal let David down through a window, and he fled and escaped.

King James Bible
So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.

Darby Bible Translation
And Michal let David down through a window; and he went, and fled and escaped.

World English Bible
So Michal let David down through the window. He went, fled, and escaped.

Young's Literal Translation
And Michal causeth David to go down through the window, and he goeth on, and fleeth, and escapeth;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let David down through a window - As Saul's messengers were sent to David's house to watch him, they would naturally guard the gate, or lie in wait in that place by which David would come out. Michal, seeing this let him down to the ground through a window probably at the back part of the house; and there being neither entrance nor issue that way, the liers in wait were easily eluded.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

let David

Joshua 2:15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the town wall, and she dwelled on the wall.

Acts 9:24,25 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him...

2 Corinthians 11:32,33 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me...

The 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

Cross References
Acts 9:25
But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.

2 Corinthians 11:33
But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.

Joshua 2:15
So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall.

1 Samuel 14:49
Saul's sons were Jonathan, Ishvi and Malki-Shua. The name of his older daughter was Merab, and that of the younger was Michal.

2 Samuel 17:20
When Absalom's men came to the woman at the house, they asked, "Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?" The woman answered them, "They crossed over the brook." The men searched but found no one, so they returned to Jerusalem.

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