1 Samuel 27:4

“And it was told Saul, that Dauid was fled to Gath, and he sought no more againe for him.”

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Other Translations

And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.
- King James Version

Now it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Saul, hearing that David had gone to Gath, went after him no longer.
- Basic English Bible

And it was told Saul that David had fled to Gath; and he sought no more for him.
- Darby Bible

And it was told to Saul that David had fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.
- Webster's Bible

It was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.
- World English Bible

And it is declared to Saul that David hath fled to Gath, and he hath not added any more to seek him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath; and he sought no more again for him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 27:4


27:4 Sought no more for him - At their meeting Saul's heart was deeply wounded, and he had said, Return, my son David, Be with me as in time past. Nor have we the least proof, that he would have sought for him again, with any other design.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 27

  • April
    So many of us comprimise ourselves for the ways of others or for the fear of how others will precieve or think about us,we lose our core values,that voice that says this isn't you,don't do it,we get lost along the way but with God on our side,we BECOME the light in the darkest of places,think of the 8 ball in pool,all black but the white circle in the middle,thats the light you carry:) GOD BLESS U
  • Irene123
    David was a 'backslider' here in going to the Philistines for protection. He (temporarily) lost faith in God. Had he sought God's will in this situation with Saul God would have given him a better way; God is the 'way maker'. But he looked to his own wisdom in this - which displeased God, but God kept him anyway because God knew his heart.
  • Rev. Howard Lewis
    I think deception is a big part of our lives today. Deceiving the government and our employers in the work place. Even in the church, pretending to be something we are not just to get ahead in life or ahead of someone else.
    This deception has cause us to take on the David syndrome of misleading only ourselves into the captives of hell, in which I myself am guilty from my ignorance. Forgive me.....

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