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1 Samuel 23:28

    1 Samuel 23:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So turning back from going after David, Saul went against the Philistines: so that place was named Sela-hammah-lekoth.

    Webster's Revision

    So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

    World English Bible

    So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela Hammahlekoth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 23:28

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 23:28

    They called that place Sela-hammah-lekoth - That is, the rock of divisions; because, says the Targum, the heart of the king was divided to go hither and thither. Here Saul was obliged to separate himself from David, in order to go and oppose the invading Philistines.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 23:28

    Sela-hammahlekoth - See the margin. (Identified by Conder with a narrow and impassable gorge between El Kolah and Maon, called Malaky).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 23:28

    23:28 Called, and c. - That is, The rock of divisions, because there Saul was separated, and in a manner pulled asunder from David, who was now almost within his reach.