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1 Samuel 22:5

    1 Samuel 22:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the prophet Gad said to David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get you into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the stronghold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hereth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the prophet Gad said to David, Do not go on living in this place but go into the land of Judah. Then David went away and came to the woodland of Hereth.

    Webster's Revision

    And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the stronghold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hereth.

    World English Bible

    The prophet Gad said to David, "Don't stay in the stronghold. Depart, and go into the land of Judah." Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hereth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hereth.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 22:5

    Get thee into the land of Judah - Gad saw that in this place alone he could find safety.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 22:5

    The prophet Gad - Mentioned here for the first time. One may conjecture that Samnel had sent him privately from Naioth to tell David not to abide in the hold. Whether he stayed with David or returned to the College of the prophets does not appear. For later notices of him see marginal references.

    The forest of Hareth is unknown.