1 Samuel 24:3

“And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee came to the sheepe coates by the way, where was a caue, and Saul went in to couer his feete: and Dauid and his men remained in the sides of the caue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there {was} a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet. Now David and his men were abiding in the innermost parts of the cave.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on the way he came to a place where sheep were kept, where there was a hollow in the rock; and Saul went in for a private purpose. Now David and his men were in the deepest part of the hollow.
- Basic English Bible

And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet; and David and his men were abiding in the recesses of the cave.
- Darby Bible

And he came to the sheep-cotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
- Webster's Bible

He came to the sheep pens by the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were abiding in the innermost parts of the cave.
- World English Bible

and he cometh in unto folds of the flock, on the way, and there [is] a cave, and Saul goeth in to cover his feet; and David and his men in the sides of the cave are abiding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(24:4) And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet. Now David and his men were sitting in the innermost parts of the cave.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 24:3


24:3 Went in - To sleep there: Saul being a military man, used to sleep with his soldiers upon the ground. And it is not improbable, that being weary with his eager and almost incessant pursuit, first of David, then of the Philistines, and now of David again, he both needed and desired some sleep, God also disposing him thereto, that David might have this eminent occasion to demonstrate his integrity to Saul, and to all Israel. Of the cave - For that there were vast caves in those parts is affirmed, not only by Josephus, but also by Heathen authors; Strabo writes of one which could receive four thousand men.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 24

  • Joel
    God's ways are so deferent from man's ways, David spare Soul's life that was God
    Some times before doing something seem good to us, we need to hear from God, his council
    Always leads to victory and success. To God be the Glory
    Joel
  • Marie
    Saul was envious of David because the Lord chooses him
  • Ira
    The LORD gave David the kingdom, because of Saul sins Saul had to come to grips with it.
  • This verse set an example when we are anointed by the power of God it will menifest his power. When we walk in spiritual adultery we will face our own trouble because we are sinning in the eyes of the Almighty God.

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