1 Samuel 23:14
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David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.

King James Bible
And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And David abode in the wilderness in strongholds, and abode in the mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand.

World English Bible
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
And David abideth in the wilderness, in fortresses, and abideth in the hill-country, in the wilderness of Ziph; and Saul seeketh him all the days, and God hath not given him into his hand.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wilderness of Ziph - Ziph was a city in the southern part of Judea, not far from Carmel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a mountain

Psalm 11:1-3 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain...

the wilderness
Ziph is mentioned in Joshua with Carmel and Maon, near which it seems to have been situated; and as we have mention of Carmel and Maon in the history of David, as adjoining to Ziph, it cannot be doubted that by the Ziph, in the wilderness of which David now lay, and where was the hill of Hachilah, is to be understood Ziph near Carmel and Maon.

Joshua 15:24,55 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth...

Saul

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

Psalm 54:3,4 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah...

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

but God

1 Samuel 23:7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in...

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him...

Psalm 54:3,4 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah...

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Jeremiah 36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured...

2 Timothy 4:17,18 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

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Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
'And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2. And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3. And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Joshua 15:55
Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,

1 Samuel 23:15
While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life.

1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.

2 Chronicles 11:8
Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,

Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 55:7
I would flee far away and stay in the desert;

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