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1 Samuel 24:2

    1 Samuel 24:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Saul took three thousand of the best men out of all Israel, and went in search of David and his men on the rocks of the mountain goats.

    Webster's Revision

    Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

    World English Bible

    Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:2

    Rocks of the wild goats - The original (צורי היעלים tsurey haiyeelim) is variously understood. The Vulgate makes a paraphrase: Super abruptissimas petras quae solis ibicibus perviae sunt; "On the most precipitous rocks over which the ibexes alone can travel." The Targum: the caverns of the rocks. The Septuagint make the original a proper name; for out of צרוי היעלים tsurey haiyeelim, they make Σαδδαιεμ Saddaiem, and in some copies Αειαμειν Aeiamein, which are evidently corruptions of the Hebrew.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 24:2

    The rocks of the wild goats - To signify the craggy precipitous character of the country.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 24:2

    24:2 Rocks - Which the wild goats used to delight in and climb over. These very rocks are exceeding steep, and full of precipices, and dangerous to travellers, as an eye - witness hath left upon record. And yet Saul was so transported with rage, as to venture himself and his army here, that he might take David, who, as he thought, would judge himself safe, and therefore be secure in such inaccessible places.