1 Samuel 23:14
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3427 [e]וַיֵּ֨שֶׁב
way-yê-šeḇ
And stayedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1732 [e]דָּוִ֤ד
dā-wiḏ
DavidN-proper-ms
4057 [e]בַּמִּדְבָּר֙
bam-miḏ-bār
in the wildernessPrep-b, Art | N-ms
4679 [e]בַּמְּצָד֔וֹת
bam-mə-ṣā-ḏō-wṯ,
in strongholdsPrep-b, Art | N-fp
3427 [e]וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב
way-yê-šeḇ
and remainedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
2022 [e]בָּהָ֖ר
bā-hār
in the mountainsPrep-b, Art | N-ms
4057 [e]בְּמִדְבַּר־
bə-miḏ-bar-
in the WildernessPrep-b | N-msc
2128 [e]זִ֑יף
zîp̄;
of ZiphN-proper-fs
1245 [e]וַיְבַקְשֵׁ֤הוּ
way-ḇaq-šê-hū
And sought himConj-w | V-Piel-ConsecImperf-3ms | 3ms
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֙
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
everyN-msc
3117 [e]הַיָּמִ֔ים
hay-yā-mîm,
dayArt | N-mp
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
wə-lō-
but notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
5414 [e]נְתָנ֥וֹ
nə-ṯā-nōw
did deliver himV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 3ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהִ֖ים
’ĕ-lō-hîm
GodN-mp
3027 [e]בְּיָדֽוֹ׃
bə-yā-ḏōw.
into his handPrep-b | N-fsc | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 23:14 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֵּ֨שֶׁב דָּוִ֤ד בַּמִּדְבָּר֙ בַּמְּצָדֹ֔ות וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב בָּהָ֖ר בְּמִדְבַּר־זִ֑יף וַיְבַקְשֵׁ֤הוּ שָׁאוּל֙ כָּל־הַיָּמִ֔ים וְלֹֽא־נְתָנֹ֥ו אֱלֹהִ֖ים בְּיָדֹֽו׃

שמואל א 23:14 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישב דוד במדבר במצדות וישב בהר במדבר־זיף ויבקשהו שאול כל־הימים ולא־נתנו אלהים בידו׃

שמואל א 23:14 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישב דוד במדבר במצדות וישב בהר במדבר־זיף ויבקשהו שאול כל־הימים ולא־נתנו אלהים בידו׃

שמואל א 23:14 Hebrew Bible
וישב דוד במדבר במצדות וישב בהר במדבר זיף ויבקשהו שאול כל הימים ולא נתנו אלהים בידו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.

King James Bible
And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David then stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul searched for him every day, but God did not hand David over to him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a mountain

Psalm 11:1-3 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird …

the wilderness
Ziph is mentioned in Joshua with Carmel and Maon, near which it seems to have been situated; and as we have mention of Carmel and Maon in the history of David, as adjoining to Ziph, it cannot be doubted that by the Ziph, in the wilderness of which David now lay, and where was the hill of Hachilah, is to be understood Ziph near Carmel and Maon.

Joshua 15:24,55 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth…

Saul

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul…

Psalm 54:3,4 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after …

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep …

but God

1 Samuel 23:7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, …

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you …

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him…

Psalm 54:3,4 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after …

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Jeremiah 36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

2 Timothy 4:17,18 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that …

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