1 Samuel 24:2
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New International Version
So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.

King James Bible
Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul took three thousand men, chosen out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

World English Bible
Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul taketh three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and goeth to seek David and his men, on the front of the rocks of the wild goats,

1 Samuel 24:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Rocks of the wild goats - The original (צורי היעלים tsurey haiyeelim) is variously understood. The Vulgate makes a paraphrase: Super abruptissimas petras quae solis ibicibus perviae sunt; "On the most precipitous rocks over which the ibexes alone can travel." The Targum: the caverns of the rocks. The Septuagint make the original a proper name; for out of צרוי היעלים tsurey haiyeelim, they make Σαδδαιεμ Saddaiem, and in some copies Αειαμειν Aeiamein, which are evidently corruptions of the Hebrew.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Saul took

1 Samuel 13:2 Saul chose him three thousand men of Israel; whereof two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and in mount Bethel...

and went

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

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...

the rocks

Psalm 104:18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

Psalm 141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

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Love for Hate, the True Quid Pro Quo
'And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily. 5. And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had out off Saul's skirt. 6. And he said unto his men, The Lord forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Exile --Continued.
We have one psalm which the title connects with the beginning of David's stay at Adullam,--the thirty-fourth. The supposition that it dates from that period throws great force into many parts of it, and gives a unity to what is else apparently fragmentary and disconnected. Unlike those already considered, which were pure soliloquies, this is full of exhortation and counsel, as would naturally be the case if it were written when friends and followers began to gather to his standard. It reads like
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Samuel 26:2
So Saul went down to the Desert of Ziph, with his three thousand select Israelite troops, to search there for David.

2 Samuel 22:2
He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

Job 39:1
"Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?

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