1 Samuel 27:1
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1732 [e]דָּוִד֙
dā-wiḏ
DavidN-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
inPrep
3820 [e]לִבּ֔וֹ
lib-bōw,
his heartN-msc | 3ms
6258 [e]עַתָּ֛ה
‘at-tāh
nowAdv
5595 [e]אֶסָּפֶ֥ה
’es-sā-p̄eh
I shall perishV-Nifal-Imperf-1cs
3117 [e]יוֹם־
yō-wm-
dayN-ms
259 [e]אֶחָ֖ד
’e-ḥāḏ
oneNumber-ms
3027 [e]בְּיַד־
bə-yaḏ-
by the handPrep-b | N-fsc
7586 [e]שָׁא֑וּל
šā-’ūl;
of SaulN-proper-ms
369 [e]אֵֽין־
’ên-
[There is] nothingAdv
  לִ֨י
for mePrep | 1cs
2896 [e]ט֜וֹב
ṭō-wḇ
betterN-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
thanConj
4422 [e]הִמָּלֵ֥ט
him-mā-lêṭ
speedilyV-Nifal-InfAbs
4422 [e]אִמָּלֵ֣ט ׀
’im-mā-lêṭ
that I should escapeV-Nifal-Imperf-1cs
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
776 [e]אֶ֣רֶץ
’e-reṣ
the landN-fsc
6430 [e]פְּלִשְׁתִּ֗ים
pə-liš-tîm,
of the PhilistinesN-proper-mp
2976 [e]וְנוֹאַ֨שׁ
wə-nō-w-’aš
and will despairConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-3ms
4480 [e]מִמֶּ֤נִּי
mim-men-nî
of mePrep | 1cs
7586 [e]שָׁאוּל֙
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
1245 [e]לְבַקְשֵׁ֤נִי
lə-ḇaq-šê-nî
to seek mePrep-l | V-Piel-Inf | 1cs
5750 [e]עוֹד֙
‘ō-wḏ
anymoreAdv
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
bə-ḵāl
in anyPrep-b | N-msc
1366 [e]גְּב֣וּל
gə-ḇūl
partN-msc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
yiś-rā-’êl,
of IsraelN-proper-ms
4422 [e]וְנִמְלַטְתִּ֖י
wə-nim-laṭ-tî
so I shall escapeConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-1cs
3027 [e]מִיָּדֽוֹ׃
mî-yā-ḏōw.
out of his handPrep-m | N-fsc | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 27:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר דָּוִד֙ אֶל־לִבֹּ֔ו עַתָּ֛ה אֶסָּפֶ֥ה יֹום־אֶחָ֖ד בְּיַד־שָׁא֑וּל אֵֽין־לִ֨י טֹ֜וב כִּ֣י הִמָּלֵ֥ט אִמָּלֵ֣ט ׀ אֶל־אֶ֣רֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּ֗ים וְנֹואַ֨שׁ מִמֶּ֤נִּי שָׁאוּל֙ לְבַקְשֵׁ֤נִי עֹוד֙ בְּכָל־גְּב֣וּל יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְנִמְלַטְתִּ֖י מִיָּדֹֽו׃

שמואל א 27:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר דוד אל־לבו עתה אספה יום־אחד ביד־שאול אין־לי טוב כי המלט אמלט ׀ אל־ארץ פלשתים ונואש ממני שאול לבקשני עוד בכל־גבול ישראל ונמלטתי מידו׃

שמואל א 27:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר דוד אל־לבו עתה אספה יום־אחד ביד־שאול אין־לי טוב כי המלט אמלט ׀ אל־ארץ פלשתים ונואש ממני שאול לבקשני עוד בכל־גבול ישראל ונמלטתי מידו׃

שמואל א 27:1 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר דוד אל לבו עתה אספה יום אחד ביד שאול אין לי טוב כי המלט אמלט אל ארץ פלשתים ונואש ממני שאול לבקשני עוד בכל גבול ישראל ונמלטתי מידו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then David said to himself, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand."

King James Bible
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David said to himself, "One of these days I'll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I'll escape from him."
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perish [heb] be consumed
there is nothing

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into the land

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