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1 Samuel 22:4

    1 Samuel 22:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelled with him all the while that David was in the hold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took them to the king of Moab and they went on living with him while David was in his safe place.

    Webster's Revision

    And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

    World English Bible

    He brought them before the king of Moab; and they lived with him all the while that David was in the stronghold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brought them before the king of Moab: and they dwelt with him all the while that David was in the hold.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 22:4

    He brought them before ... - The Septuagint renders it "he persuaded (the face of) the king."

    In the hold - Where David was after he left the cave of Adullam, probably in the land of Moab.

    The phrase "all the while," would indicate that David sojourned a considerable time in Moab.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 22:4

    22:4 Hold - In holds; the singular number being put for the plural; as is frequent; that is, as long as David was forced to go from place to place, and from hold to hold, to secure himself: for it concerned David to secure his father, and he did doubtless secure him for all that time; and not only while he was in the hold of Mizpeh, or of Adullam, which was but a little while.