New International Version
And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.
King James Bible
And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
World English Bible
Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul summoneth the whole of the people to battle, to go down to Keilah, to lay siege unto David and unto his men.
1 Samuel 23:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Saul called all the people together - That is, all the people of that region or district, that they might scour the country, and hunt out David from all his haunts.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJonathan, 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
1 Samuel 23:7
Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah, and he said, "God has delivered him into my hands, for David has imprisoned himself by entering a town with gates and bars."
1 Samuel 23:9
When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."
1 Kings 2:26
To Abiathar the priest the king said, "Go back to your fields in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but I will not put you to death now, because you carried the ark of the Sovereign LORD before my father David and shared all my father's hardships."
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