1 Samuel 22:10
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New International Version
Ahimelek inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine."

King James Bible
And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

Darby Bible Translation
And he inquired of Jehovah for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

World English Bible
He inquired of Yahweh for him, gave him food, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine."

Young's Literal Translation
and he asketh for him at Jehovah, and provision hath given to him, and the sword of Goliath the Philistine hath given to him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he inquired of the Lord for him - This circumstance is not related in history; but it is probably true, as David would most naturally wish to know where to direct his steps in this very important crisis.

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he enquired

1 Samuel 22:13,15 And Saul said to him, Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread, and a sword...

1 Samuel 23:2,4,12 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said to David, Go...

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue...

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD...

him victuals

1 Samuel 21:6-9 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the show bread, that was taken from before the LORD...

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Covenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
There was a certain Ramah, in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25, and that within sight of Jerusalem, as it seems, Judges 19:13; where it is named with Gibeah:--and elsewhere, Hosea 5:8; which towns were not much distant. See 1 Samuel 22:6; "Saul sat in Gibeah, under a grove in Ramah." Here the Gemarists trifle: "Whence is it (say they) that Ramah is placed near Gibea? To hint to you, that the speech of Samuel of Ramah was the cause, why Saul remained two years and a half in Gibeah." They blindly
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Numbers 27:21
He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."

1 Samuel 10:22
So they inquired further of the LORD, "Has the man come here yet?" And the LORD said, "Yes, he has hidden himself among the supplies."

1 Samuel 21:6
So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the LORD and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away.

1 Samuel 21:9
The priest replied, "The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no sword here but that one." David said, "There is none like it; give it to me."

1 Samuel 22:11
Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelek son of Ahitub and all the men of his family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king.

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