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

King James Bible
Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

World English Bible
Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul riseth, and goeth down unto the wilderness of Ziph, and with him three thousand men, chosen ones of Israel, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Three thousand chosen men - Though they knew that David was but six hundred strong, yet Saul thought it was not safe to pursue such an able general with a less force than that mentioned in the text; and, that he might the better depend on them, they were all elect or picked men out of the whole of his army.

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Saul arose

1 Samuel 23:23-25 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hides himself, and come you again to me with the certainty...

1 Samuel 24:17 And he said to David, You are more righteous than I: for you have rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded you evil.

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

Psalm 140:4-9 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings...

three thousand

1 Samuel 24:2 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.

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'And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Xer, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him. 6. Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee. 7. So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Samuel 13:2
Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Mikmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.

1 Samuel 24:2
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.

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