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1 Samuel 22:20

    1 Samuel 22:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And one of the sons of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Abiathar, one of the sons of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, got away and went in flight after David;

    Webster's Revision

    And one of the sons of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

    World English Bible

    One of the sons of Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 22:20

    Abiathar, escaped - This man carried with him his sacerdotal garments, as we find from 1 Samuel 23:6, 1 Samuel 23:9.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 22:20

    Abiathar - He may have remained at Nob to take care of the sanctuary when the other priests went to Saul, and so escaped. He continued David's faithful friend throughout his reign 1 Samuel 23:9; 1 Samuel 30:7; 2 Samuel 15:24, 2 Samuel 15:29, 2 Samuel 15:35, but gave offence by taking Adonijah's part against Solomon 1 Kings 1:7, 1 Kings 1:19, 1 Kings 1:42, and in consequence was deprived of the high priesthood 1 Kings 2:26-27. In Mark 2:26, he is spoken of as the High Priest who gave the showbread to David. Perhaps he was the instigator of this act of kindness to David; and for this cause, as well as his constancy to David, is mentioned by our Lord instead of Ahimelech. It is also possible that, as sagan to his father, he may have performed most of the priestly functions, as Hophni and Phinehas did in the lifetime of Eli. Abiathar did not actually join David until he went to Keilah (marginal reference).