New Living Translation
So David promised this to Saul with an oath. Then Saul went home, but David and his men went back to their stronghold.
King James Bible
And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.
Darby Bible Translation
And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; and David and his men went up to the stronghold.
World English Bible
David swore to Saul. Saul went home; but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
Young's Literal Translation
And David sweareth to Saul, and Saul goeth unto his house, and David and his men have gone up unto the fortress.
1 Samuel 24:22 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:22 Unto the hold - Of En - gedi, ver.1, for having had by frequent experience of Saul's inconstancy, he would trust him no more.
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Samuel 23:29
David then went to live in the strongholds of En-gedi.
1 Samuel 26:25
And Saul said to David, "Blessings on you, my son David. You will do many heroic deeds, and you will surely succeed." Then David went away, and Saul returned home.
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