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

King James Bible
And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

Darby Bible Translation
And David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life; and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

World English Bible
David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.

Young's Literal Translation
And David seeth that Saul hath come out to seek his life, and David is in the wilderness of Ziph, in a forest.

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Commentary
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

strengthened

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people...

Nehemiah 2:18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me; as also the king's words that he had spoken to me. And they said...

Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands...

Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.

Proverbs 27:9,17 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel...

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor...

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked...

Luke 22:32,43 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers...

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:12,13 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees...

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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
1 Samuel 23:14
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.

1 Samuel 23:16
And Saul's son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.

1 Samuel 26:3
Saul made his camp beside the road on the hill of Hakilah facing Jeshimon, but David stayed in the wilderness. When he saw that Saul had followed him there,

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