21 When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow, 22 Hannah did not go. In 1 Samuel 23: 7 Saul still thinks God is on his side. Then Jonathan returned home, while David stayed at Horesh. 1 One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. 21 1 Then David came to v ... ’ I have made an appointment with the young men for such and such a place. "Yes, go and save Keilah," the LORD told him. God did not want Saul to hunt him down, much less kill him. 1 Chronicles 9:22 suggests he organized the Levites in the service of the sanctuary which was completed by David and Solomon. 1 Samuel 18:3; 1 Samuel 20:8; 1 Samuel 20:12-17). "He is in the strongholds of Horesh on the hill of Hakilah, which is in the southern part of Jeshimon. Read about his reliance on God in the psalms of David. 11 Will the men of Keilah surrender me to him? Part 1 - 1 Samuel chapter 1 - Samuel: the boy whose mother gave him to God. There are slight variations in the way biblical scholars divide the contents of 1 Samuel. ., p175.]. His first concern is to bring back the ark of God. Ever since that time, the place where David was camped has been called the Rock of Escape.*2. But Saul kept after him. Everyday events can be part of God's greater plan. I called Karl this past week to tell him that my wife and I were thinking about him and remembering him in our prayers. “That’s nothing,” Karl respo… Just as Saul and his men began to close in on David and his men, David is remembered as "a man after God's own heart." What do you learn about God’s attitude to *sacrifices? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. It also reveals how fearful they were of Saul who had recently destroyed another town, Nob, for harboring David ( 1 Samuel 22:19). In 1 Samuel we read that the ark had been captured by the Philistine tribes. Please print this section if you would like to study the Book of 1 Samuel with a group of people. But when the ark of God stood opposite the staring-eyed, ugly, grotesque fish god of the Philistines, the fish god could not stand it. He is constantly orchestrating events to work together to fulfill his purpose. This is the last meeting of these "soul brothers" that the text records. Please print this section if you would like to study the Book of 1 Samuel with a group of people. (2 Samuel 1-5) David was anointed King around the age of 15 but he did not take the throne until he was 30! DD. ” 24 So David hid himself in the field. You are here: God >> The Bible >> 1 Samuel 23 1 One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors.. 2 David asked the LORD, "Should I go and attack them?" He opened and closed his prayer with an appeal to the "LORD God of Israel," the ultimate ruler of His people. David Flees from Saul (1 Samuel 21‐23) 5. God could act against them in such a severe manner that Israel would not still exist. Themes in 1 Samuel . In some cases (as in the sparing of Saul), he acts in a most honorable way. 23 Discover his hiding places, and come back with a more definite report. What do you think about Saul’s behaviour? More people were siding with David and were turning from Saul. Jonathan risked his own safety to encourage his friend again. he exclaimed. They slaughtered the Philistines and took all their livestock and rescued the people of Keilah. David then moved on to Engedi, 14miles east of Ziph, to increase his safety. The birth and early years of Samuel (1:1–7:14). He saved him by bringing information to his ears that David needed to protect himself ( 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:4; 1 Samuel 23:11-12; 1 Samuel 23:25). 2 David asked the LORD, "Should I go and attack them?" Maon stood about five miles south of Ziph in the wilderness of Judah. 1 Samuel 22:20-23). . For “Rock” (see the note on 1 Sam. David lived halfway between the time of Abraham, with whom God made his original covenant, and Jesus, who fulfilled that covenant on the cross. Hannah’s Prayer - Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. 11 # Short Commentary & Lesson from 1 Samuel 20.11-23 Had Jonathan wanted to, he could have easily betrayed David. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Abiathar had evidently remained in the forest of Hereth when David took his men to attack the Philistines in Keilah (cf. Romans 12:17-21 – Never avenge yourselves. Why do you think God showed this to David? Word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn't go to Keilah after all. The following is a suggested outline: I. 10) Do not let His words fail: When he received a word from the Lord, first about the fate of Eli and his sons and later about the prophecy regarding Israel, Samuel shared God’s word. O LORD, God of Israel, please tell me." The Urim (lit. 20 Come down whenever you're ready, O king, and we will catch him and hand him over to you!". God is sovereign. 13 So David and his men--about six hundred of them now--left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. The number of David"s supporters had grown from400 ( 1 Samuel 22:2) to600. 9) Continually seek as you grow in the Lord: As Samuel grew, the Lord was with him (1 Samuel 3:19). David"s men were understandably afraid to attack the Philistines who had greater numbers and stronger forces. What do you learn about God’s attitude to *sacrifices? “After the boy is weaned,” she said to her husband, “I will take him to appear before the LORD and to stay there permanently.” 23 “Do what you think is best,” her husband Elkanah replied, “and stay here until you have weaned him. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. 17 "Don't be afraid," Jonathan reassured him. 20 Come down whenever you're ready, O king, and we will catch him and hand him over to you!" Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn't let him be found. David Strengthens Himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 29‐2 Samuel 1) As Samuel returned to his place, something very important had … The writer recorded in this passage that David inquired of the Lord four times ( 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:4; 1 Samuel 23:10-11). Moreover, other godly people encouraged David, namely, Abiathar the priest, who helped him in prayer ( 1 Samuel 23:6), and Jonathan the prince, who reminded him of God"s promises ( 1 Samuel 23:16-18). 10 And David prayed, "O LORD, God of Israel, I have heard that Saul is planning to come and destroy Keilah because I am here. 25 When David heard that Saul and his men were searching for him, he went even farther into the wilderness to the great rock, and he remained there in the wilderness of Maon. (Elkanah, Peninnah and Hannah) What do you learn about them? God rejected Saul as King of Israel because of his haughty rebellion. Obviously God had not done this since David was the Lord"s anointed king-elect. He sought God in prayer ( 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:4; 1 Samuel 23:11-12; cf. David continues to be protected by the Lord. No part of this publication may be It’s always a pleasure to have you. Saul had taken revenge on the citizens of Nob for not telling him where David was. He didn’t stop seeking the Lord as he matured. It is curious that Jonathan could find David, but Saul and his intelligence experts could not locate him. Read 1 Samuel 1:1-8. Who are the main characters in these verses? Thus, it became Samuel’s task to anoint a king from among the people. But Saul kept after him. 14 David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. 26 He and David were now on opposite sides of a mountain. Read chapter 1, then discuss these questions: Saul said, “God has given David to me. Do you allow him to shine his spotlight onto those areas which are not in line with his will and purposes for you? His infant son had died. Used by Permission. Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn't let him be found. 1. to be a special spokesman for God) when he was very young. Exodus 28:30). David left Keilah after he learned that he would be vulnerable if he stayed there ( 1 Samuel 23:13). What did Gad tell David to do (24:18)? "We've got him now! (Elkanah was a man who took his family to worship and sacrifice to the Lord every year. 10) Do not let His words fail: When he received a word from the Lord, first about the fate of Eli and his sons and later about the prophecy regarding Israel, Samuel shared God’s word. David Saves Keilah. He didn’t stop seeking the Lord as he matured. "At last someone is concerned about me! 16 Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God. What do you learn about pleasing God? In 1 Samuel 23: 7 Saul still thinks God is on his side. 4. Now the priest joined David at Keilah ( 1 Samuel 23:6). 1. This chapter encourages all of God"s servants who, like David, feel vulnerable to attacks by people who do not fear the Lord. Meanwhile, David and his men had moved into the wilderness of Maon in the Arabah Valley south of Jeshimon. He also did it by distracting David"s enemy ( 1 Samuel 23:27-28). Part 1 - 1 Samuel chapter 1 - Samuel: the boy whose mother gave him to God. in God. 2:2). Matthew 28:19-20). 1 Samuel 23:16 "And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God." 13 So David and his men--about six hundred of them now--left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. 23 Discover his hiding places, and come back with a more definite report. He is constantly in fear for his life. Introduction: Why do haters hate? 23. 27 an urgent message reached Saul that the Philistines were raiding Israel again. Jeshimon means "desert" or "waste" in Hebrew, so it may have been the name of a region east of Ziph. We certainly don't want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army! 6:1-8). To show that we trust Him, we need to do all we can to obey what He has told us in the Bible, His Word. David went to rescue the people of Keilah from the Philistines, but then he had to flee from that town because the citizens were going to hand him over to Saul. I mentioned that as a boy, I was always looking around, wondering where all the bodies were. 1 Samuel lets the reader glimpse behind the scenes to see how God … Did David do it (19)? "At last someone is concerned about me! How often do you take time to examine yourself before God? Jealousy, Envy, Ignorance, Insecurity, Frustration A. And the LORD replied, "Yes, they will betray you." * And will Saul actually come as I have heard? That was what they thought. 1 Samuel 30:6). "1 In my last message, I told you about my friend, Karl Lind, who is waiting to be with the Lord. 8 So Saul mobilized his entire army to march to Keilah and attack David and his men. Israel has been defeated in an initial battle with the Philistines, suffering the loss of about 4,000 lives (1 Samuel 4:1-2). Samuel Anoints David as King (1 Samuel 15‐16) 2. Yet, he survives by continually seeking God’s will. Please let your servant speak to you, hear what your servant his to say…” (1 Samuel 25:23-24) Abigail had the courage and strength to shoulder the blame for something she didn’t do. What he said to David rested on God"s promises and plans for David that both Jonathan and Saul now knew (cf. ., p175. 1 Peter 3:9 – Do not repay evil for evil. The Urim (lit. What do you learn about pride? Then, in response to David"s second prayer, He promised that He (emphatic in the Hebrew text) would give the Philistines into David"s hand. [Note: Gordon, I & II Samuel . You will find these questions on the Internet at www.usefulbible.com. perfections) were evidently two stones or similar objects, one light and the other dark in color. God told David to go against the Philistines first. “Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.” 21:9). "1, 12 Again David asked, "Will these men of Keilah really betray me and my men to Saul?" Saul proceeded to seek human help in finding David from his allies ("go," "make more sure," "investigate," "see," "look," "learn;" 1 Samuel 23:22-23). 15:24-25 Put this story into your own words. 1 Chronicles 9:22 suggests he organized the Levites in the service of the sanctuary which was completed by David and Solomon. Saul had taken revenge on the citizens of Nob for not telling him where David was. What do you learn about obeying God? How often do you take time to examine yourself before God? 1 Chronicles 26:27-28 says Samuel began collecting treasures for building the temple in Solomon’s day. perfections) were evidently two stones or similar objects, one light and the other dark in color. The literary spotlight now moves back from Saul to David and his activities. David Strengthens Himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 29‐2 Samuel 1) Here is, I. Read 1 Samuel 15:22-23. 1 Samuel chapter 3. You will find these questions on the Internet at www.usefulbible.com. 19 But now the men of Ziph went to Saul in Gibeah and betrayed David to him. When it's easy and when it's not? Then Jonathan returned home, while David stayed at Horesh. 1. The Philistines were plundering the threshing floors there. 1 Samuel 23. 1 Samuel 23. In 1 Samuel 12:22, Samuel was speaking to people who were afraid because of their evil deeds. 1 Samuel 23. David"s escape from the wilderness of Ziph23:19-23. 29:29). Sincere obedience was the prerequisite for worship that pleased God. 15 One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. David and the Holy Bread . 10 And David prayed, "O LORD, God of Israel, I have heard that Saul is planning to come and destroy Keilah because I am here. He did not take revenge on the citizens of Keilah for telling Saul where he was. Jonathan encouraged David "in God" (cf. She begged forgiveness on behalf of her entire household, and God used that moment to show David how wrong it would be to take revenge in his own way and kill these innocent servants. 21 "The LORD bless you," Saul said. Again Saul spoke piously (cf. However there is no mention of his seeking divine help in prayer (cf. Instead, he helped David escape from Saul. God manifested His will through the Urim and Thummim in the priestly ephod ( 1 Samuel 23:6; 1 Samuel 23:9; cf. What do you learn about his men? David lived halfway between the time of Abraham, with whom God made his original covenant, and Jesus, who fulfilled that covenant on the cross. 2 David asked the LORD, "Should I go and attack them?" 17 "Don't be afraid," Jonathan reassured him. What might be wrong with Saul’s requests to Samuel? Without complaint David obeyed his father when Jesse asked David to take food to his brothers and check on them (1 Samuel 17:17-20). What did David do while he trusted God? God told Samuel to anoint a king as the people had asked, but also to "warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them" (1 Samuel 8:9). But instead of maligning God, David worshiped Him! 18 So the two of them renewed their covenant of friendship before the LORD. 6 Abiathar the priest went to Keilah with David, taking the ephod with him to get answers for David from the LORD. "Arabah" describes the low-lying area that extends from Mt. 2012. He submitted to God’s dealings with him. 23. What is it that God revealed to David (24:17)? Herod the Great was another cunning ruler, who also was not worthy to be king, who tried to execute the Lord"s anointed, Jesus Christ (cf. God gave the answer to David"s second question first, and then He answered his first question. 2 Samuel also points the way to hope: Jesus Christ. I’m sure there were days that David felt forgotten by God. But there is so much more we can learn from 1 Samuel 17 and this magnificent story. Obedience. Their relationship with him is like a servant’s relationship with his master. Samuel Anoints David as King (1 Samuel 15‐16) 2. He didn’t stop seeking the Lord as he matured. A call from God. Keilah was about three miles southeast of Adullam in the Shephelah, the foothills between the coastal plain on the west and the hill country of Judah on the east. 23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. He’s holy. Matthew 2:1-12). He’s worthy. 23 “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. 19 But now the men of Ziph went to Saul in Gibeah and betrayed David to him. "Yes, go and save Keilah," the LORD told him. For the moment, let me simply say that the entire chapter is about greatness. Meanwhile, David and his men had moved into the wilderness of Maon in the Arabah Valley south of Jeshimon. Whereas God promised to go with David and deliver the Philistines into his hands ( 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:4), Saul promised to go with the Ziphites to destroy David among the Judahites ( 1 Samuel 23:23). Selah. 1 Samuel 20:2; 1 Samuel 20:31). He’s the God above all gods, the King above all kings. 3 But David's men said, "We're afraid even here in Judah. What do you learn about pleasing God? 22 Go and check again to be sure of where he is staying and who has seen him there, for I know that he is very crafty. Here are some practical life lessons we can learn from David’s submission to God. Results for 1 Samuel 23. Leave it to the wrath of God; Matthew 5:38-39 – Turn the other cheek. What do you learn about pride? David voiced concern for his men (. Exodus 28:30). Verse 2~David had the admirable quality of inquiring of Jehovah God. Here’s 5 Lessons We Learn From the book of 2 Samuel. Saul said, “GOD bless you for thinking about me! 15:22-23 Put this story into your own words. Hannah Dedicates Samuel. 2 Kings 6:27; Joel 2:24). Ahithophel clearly understood David’s vulnerability at this stage of the revolt. 14 David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. Glory to Honor. Bibliography InformationConstable, Thomas. 1-samuel 23:16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God. There are slight variations in the way biblical scholars divide the contents of 1 Samuel. 2 Samuel also points the way to hope: Jesus Christ. Jonathan cooperated with God"s plans, but Saul resisted them. 7 Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. Anne Lamotte said "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." 1-samuel 23:17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and … Then they told David, saying, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they are robbing the threshing floors.” God was protecting His servant. Learn his routines. 9 But David learned of Saul's plan and told Abiathar the priest to bring the ephod and ask the LORD what he should do. 4 So David asked the LORD again, and again the LORD replied, "Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines." The willingness of the people of Keilah to hand their savior over to Saul demonstrates base ingratitude for David"s deliverance of them. 1 Samuel 23 Now they told David, "The Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing floors." You are going to be the king of Israel, and I will be next to you, as my father is well aware." Shawn Bumpers . Saul fails to obey and honor God, and the kingdom is given to another man. 1-2 Samuel show that sin can result in horrible consequences: Eli the priest fails to fear God and his two sons are killed because of it. The number of David"s supporters had grown from400 ( 1 Samuel 22:2) to600. Saul had to break off his personal vendetta to respond to the Philistine danger (cf. Then I'll go with you. "We know where David is hiding," they said. 15:22-23 Put this story into your own words. The Birth of Samuel … 22 but Hannah did not go. He didn’t stop seeking the Lord as he matured. The prophet related a story to the king and then, with a clever twist in the details, got him to recognize the seriousness of his transgressions (2 Samuel 12:1-13). 1 Samuel 22. God is not a respecter of persons , and so He sent Nathan the prophet to confront David. The birth and early years of Samuel (1:1–7:14). Apparently David didn’t have a great relationship with his brothers. Like Samson, whom we looked at in Lesson 12, Samuel was a Nazirite. We certainly don't want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!" Do you shake your fist in God’s face and exclaim, “It’s not fair!”? * And will Saul actually come as I have heard? 1 Samuel 15:23, then, lays out the consequence for Saul’s disobedience. 21 "The LORD bless you," Saul said. Hermon to the Red Sea, including the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea regions. ", [Note: Gordon, I & II Samuel . Saul felt confident that he could control the gate and so trap David. David and his men then sought refuge behind a huge rock in the area. Outline of 1 Samuel. He trusted in God. ", 4 So David asked the LORD again, and again the LORD replied, "Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.". Nevertheless David attacked and soundly defeated the Philistines because of God"s promise and power. David Spares the Lordʹs Anointed (1 Samuel 24‐28) 6. 18 So the two of them renewed their covenant of friendship before the LORD. This is a most difficult time for David. Samuel was called to the prophetic office (i.e. 2 Samuel 23-24 Success and Failure 2 Samuel 23:1-7 | 23:8- 39 | 2 Samuel 23 Bible Study 2 Samuel 24:1-9 | 24 ... What can we learn from this? As Saul pursued David, Israel was invaded by the Philistines and Saul had to leave his pursuits of David to protect the country. 1 Samuel 23. Read chapter 1, then discuss these questions: Samuel was one of the most God-centered leaders of the Old Testament, a man with godly character and the respect of those he served. 26 He and David were now on opposite sides of a mountain. What lessons can we learn from this? Whether Israel was under judges or kings, its destiny ultimately depended on God, because all rulers answer to him. Jonathanʹs Friendship, Saulʹs Jealousy (1 Samuel 18‐20) 4. 22 But if I say to the youth, h ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,’ then go, for the L ord has sent you away. Saul was projecting his own deceitful behavior onto David. 1 Samuel 23:1). 5 So David and his men went to Keilah. Really it was David who was in need of compassion from these people, but he found none. It may appear to the Israelites and to the Philistines that God is now being held hostage by Israel’s enemies. Again the writer directed our attention back to Saul. David Flees from Saul (1 Samuel 21‐23) 5. "Yes, go and save Keilah," the LORD told him.. 3 But David's men said, "We're afraid even here in Judah.We certainly don't want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!" 9 David learned that Saul was making plans against him. Read 1 Samuel 1:1-8. Who are the main characters in these verses? The town of Ziph was12miles southeast of Keilah, and the wilderness of Ziph was near the town. Why or why not? Saul). Samuel’s heritage lived on in a remarkable way. He had 2 wives. Whether Israel was under judges or kings, its destiny ultimately depended on God, because all rulers answer to him. Observe his movements—where he goes, who he’s with. God had revealed to David, that in the end, the LORD is judge of all. They prepared to go down to Keilah to attack David and his men. And if he is in the area at all, I'll track him down, even if I have to search every hiding place in Judah!" The presence of the ephod made it possible for David to continue to obtain guidance from the Lord in answer to his prayers. The crucial question is: How do you respond when God deals with you in the aftermath of your sin? The threshing floors were places where the Israelites stored their threshed grain after threshing it (cf. 2 Samuel 23:3 "The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men [must be] just, ruling in the fear of God." Read verse in New Revised Standard Was this the proper response? Ruling the people is a great honor bestowed upon man by God, but it carries with it a great responsibility. He ascertained God"s will by drawing one out after mentally assigning a … God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself in a walled city!" "We know where David is hiding," they said. Religious observance without complete obedience is empty before God. What do you learn about obeying God? 1 Samuel 15:23 commentary: What happened when Saul disobeyed God? To obey is better than to sacrifice and to heed than the fat of rams. “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 11 Will the men of Keilah surrender me to him? Saul abandoned his plans to attack Keilah, and David moved on to the wilderness near Ziph. He trusted in God. Psalm 54tells us what David was thinking and praying during this experience. Hermon to the Red Sea, including the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea regions. Cross-References. Twelve thousand men against the small band who had fled with David would have been a disaster for David. You are here: God >> The Bible >> 1 Samuel 23 1 One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. David Saves Keilah. Psalm 54; Philippians 4:6), and he proceeded to serve God ( 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:5; cf. You are going to be the king of Israel, and I will be next to you, as my father is well aware.". David had sought and received divine guidance and had succeeded at Keilah ( 1 Samuel 23:1-14). 2 Samuel 23-24 Success and Failure 2 Samuel 23:1-7 | 23:8- 39 | 2 Samuel 23 Bible Study 2 Samuel 24:1-9 | 24 ... What can we learn from this? For this reason God could and did work through David as His vice-regent. His loyalty to His Creator was beyond question. How did God deliver David? 20 Then David fled from ... lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger. 1 Samuel 23 – David Saves Keliah; David Escapes from Saul A. David saves Keliah from the Philistines. Had his counsel been followed, the result would have been critical for David. lights) and Thummim (lit. David Spares the Lordʹs Anointed (1 Samuel 24‐28) 6. And during that waiting period David faced a lot of hardship. 23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah. The high priest carried them in the pocket on the front of his ephod (apron). The sites of Horesh ( 1 Samuel 23:15) and Hachilah ( 1 Samuel 23:19) are not certain. But David's sin against Bathsheba shows this most vividly of all. Saul piously claimed that God had delivered David into his hands ( 1 Samuel 23:7). The following is a suggested outline: I. Outline of 1 Samuel. 23 See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah. B. He fell flat on his face and ended up with a broken neck. In chapter 7, God reveals his plan for salvation through David's house. 3 But David's men said, "We're afraid even here in Judah. Type: Sunday School Outlines. Session Two. God manifested His will through the Urim and Thummim in the priestly ephod ( 1 Samuel 23:6; 1 Samuel 23:9; cf. Was this the proper response? Did David do it (19)? God answered his prayers ( 1 Samuel 23:2; 1 Samuel 23:4; 1 Samuel 23:11-12; cf. 23 i And as for the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, j the L ord is between you and me forever. 7 Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. The Lord, who is a perfect Father, loves us and knows what will work out best in our lives. KJV Standard; KJV 1611; Mobile Site; Bible Trivia; Discussion; More... 1 Samuel King James Version (KJV) 1 Samuel Chapter 23 Discussion < Back to 1 Samuel Chapter 23 Enter New Comment . He is misguided and blind to his own condition and the reality of the situation he is in. David inquired of the Lord, "Shall I go and attack these Philistines?" Word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn't go to Keilah after all. Only God can see the big picture. Jonathan visited David to encourage his friend in this wilderness, but David had to flee again because the inhabitants of Ziph also threatened to betray him. He had 2 wives. 1.) Themes in 1 Samuel . They slaughtered the Philistines and took all their livestock and rescued the people of Keilah. And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. 15 One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. 5 So David and his men went to Keilah. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. David as a Fugitive. “Gad” is later called David’s seer (1 Chron. And if he is in the area at all, I'll track him down, even if I have to search every hiding place in Judah!". Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. The Lord said to David, "Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah." David remained faithful to God throughout his life. This psalm in the early part of 2 Samuel 23 may seem detached from and unrelated to the remainder of the chapter, which names and honors those mighty heroes who significantly contributed to David’s success. 6 Abiathar the priest went to Keilah with David, taking the ephod with him to get answers for David from the LORD.
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