What does 1 Samuel 24:1 mean?
ESV: When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.”
NIV: After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, 'David is in the Desert of En Gedi.'
NASB: Now when Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, it was reported to him, saying, 'Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.'
CSB: When Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, "David is in the wilderness near En-gedi."
NLT: After Saul returned from fighting the Philistines, he was told that David had gone into the wilderness of En-gedi.
KJV: And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.
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First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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