1 Samuel 23:9
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New International Version
When David learned that Saul was plotting against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod."

King James Bible
And David knew that Saul secretly practised mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.

Darby Bible Translation
And when David knew that Saul devised mischief against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring the ephod.

World English Bible
David knew that Saul was devising mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod here."

Young's Literal Translation
And David knoweth that against him Saul is devising the evil, and saith unto Abiathar the priest, 'Bring nigh the ephod.'

1 Samuel 23:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bring hither the ephod - It seems as if David himself, clothed with the ephod, had consulted the Lord; and 1 Samuel 23:10-12 contain the words of the consultation, and the Lord's answer. But see on 1 Samuel 23:2 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 22:20 But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.

1 Samuel 23:6 Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.

1 Samuel 30:7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Please bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

Library
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 14:18
Saul said to Ahijah, "Bring the ark of God." (At that time it was with the Israelites.)

1 Samuel 22:20
But one son of Ahimelek son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled to join David.

1 Samuel 23:6
(Now Abiathar son of Ahimelek had brought the ephod down with him when he fled to David at Keilah.)

1 Samuel 23:8
And Saul called up all his forces for battle, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men.

1 Samuel 23:10
David said, "LORD, God of Israel, your servant has heard definitely that Saul plans to come to Keilah and destroy the town on account of me.

1 Samuel 30:7
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelek, "Bring me the ephod." Abiathar brought it to him,

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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