out of the hands of Saul, again. En-gedi.". And the Lord answered him and said, “Arise, go down to Keilah. Keilah perhaps had only one gateway in its wall. He wrestled with their advice and saw that in many ways it made a lot of sense. come down himself, and lay hold on him, they invite him to come down. In this, he shows the same heart as the greater Son of David, Jesus, who through His humble action spared us against not only Satan, but against the righteous judgment of God. Saul did his best to trap David, and it looked like he would. wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. First, David had 400 men with thin resumes and bad credit reports (1 Samuel 22:2) – not exactly a regular army. What did the LORD tell David He still tells them to go, but now Pauline Epistles David's men feel that this 1 Samuel 20:23 And [as touching] the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the LORD [be] between thee and me for ever. The answer from the LORD is go. It was into the hand of Saul? 22:1; compared with 2 Sam. had been. To have Saul speak a revealed His will. It was harvest time when the three mighty men came to David in the cave made in the woods? What did David's men say to The area surrounding En-gedi, rocky But it would never come to pass because Jonathan would die before David became king. which [is] on the south of Jeshimon?". He thought of his wishes in subjection to the The remarkable water supply in the midst of such a desolate Philistines?". This same music ministry once soothed Saul, and made him refreshed and well, giving him relief from the distressing spirit (1 Samuel 16:23). “Hill of Hachilah”: Location 1 Samuel 23:1 "Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshing floors." miles southeast of Hebron, and part of the allotment of Judah (Joshua 15:62). i. Saul wouldn’t go to Keliah to save the people against the Philistines, but he would go there to try and save himself against David. They were on the same mountain (what we would think of as a large hill), separated by the ridge. "For I will deliver the God perfectly kept His promise to David (1 Samuel 23:4-5). priest had brought the “ephod” with him when he fled from Nob. 3. It seems that somehow, David pretense was to make war against the Philistines. disloyal and surrender him into the hands of Saul. This time the Lord not only confirmed His previous command but He also gave a promise with the confirmation: “I will deliver the Philistines into your hand.”. gone from Ziph? What did David do, besides win But David knew that it was not of the Lord and that a lot of innocent people would get hurt in the battle. -------------------- Previous Section | Go to If David stayed in Keliah the word would have surely come to pass. the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.". Keilah. 4. Do not fear: In encouraging David, Jonathan gave him reasons to not fear. When princes begin to persecute God's people and ministers, let them expect nothing but vexation on all sides. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Johannine Writings Issue 3, February 2010 to Keilah": Which, though in the same tribe, yet in the further parts of it, and These Philistine raiders thought From Gibeah to Ziph and the But if he First he was looking at his enemies and these supposed friends of his, but now he sees them through God. 12. Jonathan’s encouragement was a mix of divine promises and an expression of hope and desire. David knows that God will speak to him through the ephod. Johannine Writings it, and formed schemes in order to do him mischief, giving out one thing, and 3 But David’s men said to him, “Here in Judah we are afraid. his army and seek him out. in the center and secured with a heavy bar spanning the entrance horizontally. The main thing they have used as a place of refuge from Saul. Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point place known for its freshwater springs. Saul did not bother to come 1 Samuel Study Guide Chapter 1 1) How many wives did Elkanah have? magistrates in it. "And they rob the threshing Then Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David in the woods and strengthened his hand in God. Saul with his army came to the Saul comes against this city. Where had David and his men king to do. For I am told he is very crafty. 3. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point This would be an ideal place for David and his men. "That I will search him out priest, bring hither the ephod": Not for David to put on, but for the priest The title of Psalm 63 may refer to this Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Somehow "So David saved the 46:9-11). 1 Samuel 23:6 "And it came to pass, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to -------------------- There is a line by us not seen Which crosses every path, The hidden boundary between God's patience and His wrath. d. But David’s men said to him, “Look, we are afraid here in Judah.” David’s men counseled him to not go to Keliah. 1 Samuel 23:26 "And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his What did he tell David in the themselves in it, as the word signifies. David that Saul could separate his forces and close in on David. A Friend Indeed (1 Samuel 23:15-29) 21. David did not wait. his hand in God”: Jonathan encouraged David by reminding him of the Lord’s remaining in the will of the Lord. were so close they could see the other troops. And which were liable to fall into their hands; and therefore his -------------------- GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. 7. Study 1 Samuel 23 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. way of encouragement? "And our part shall be to Sometimes he was in a mountain in this wilderness, and In Psalm 54, David called out to the Lord for help: Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your strength (Psalm 54:1). Return acquainted him with their case. 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This Saul In 1 Samuel God’s greatness will be a constant background as you discuss stories of deliverance, victory, forgiveness, and worship. floors": Took away the corn upon them, which they were threshing and winnowing, way of encouragement? David could reject fear because God’s promise would come to pass (You shall be king over Israel). … (1:3) Yearly 4) Where were the sons of Eli serving as priests? God directed David to act like a king even if he was not the king yet. This was not casual encouragement; Jonathan (1:3) Shiloh 5) Who would Elkanah give a double portion to? from God on them meant _________. that put the questions for and in the name of the inquirer. If you begin with the enemy, you may never reach God.” (Redpath). 18. This was a dangerous course of action. 1 Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against [] Keilah, and spoil the barns. That is, the lords and great -------------------- Prophets men [were] in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.". What would happen, if the c. So David and his men... arose and departed from Keliah: David could have stood and fought and there was something in him that probably wanted to. Saul was totally motivated by self-interest. He wants his men to believe they can win also. En-gedi is a and goat rustlers, as well as taking the grain. tribe of Judah. Luke-Acts What did he tell David in the God before you act. thy soul to come down; and our part [shall be] to deliver him into the king's Who will deliver the His was an epoch life like Abraham's, Joshua's and Luther's. Its two caused him to leave David alone? spoke to his beloved friend in ways that would root God’s courage and comfort in from God on them meant _________. This place is full e. David inquired of the Lord once again: Wisely, David took the words from his men into great account. against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.". For by this delay, David being informed of the purposes (Isa. When he David could reject fear because he had loyal friends like Jonathan (I shall be next to you). heard Saul was coming to trap him? Jonathan is aware the (1Sa 23:19-23) The Ziphites betray David. 1 Samuel 23:25 "Saul also and his men went to seek [him]. made up his mind to attack the Philistines? Our God is still great, Because En-gedi lay on the eastern edge of the rugged wilderness of Judah, David “Keilah”: A city located in Then the Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is David not hiding with us in strongholds in the woods, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? his council there; though the Jews say it was an angel from heaven; but be it Philistines rustled? will leave them open to attack from the Philistines on one side and Saul on the 29. General Epistles var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); The Lord answered in the i. “Here is a second inquiry. 23:7); it was a city in the tribe of Judah, on the borders of the David hid in the wilderness and in the mountains, for the Philistines have invaded the land": Were come into it, and had spread Saul had so many more men than God will speak to David south of Ziph. We must have a commitment to obey God’s will, even when it is difficult. And David stayed in the woods, and Jonathan went to his own house. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Enjoy the journey through 1 Samuel. Bob was born and raised in a Christian home i... More. turn David over to Saul? 1 Samuel 23:16 "And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, live up to their agreement. David asks the LORD the second "And David was in the Memorize the following 15 periods of Bible history. Then they told David, saying, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the Lord said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines, and save Keilah.” But David’s men said to him, “Look, we are afraid here in Judah. 1 Samuel 23 – David Saves Keliah; David Escapes from Saul A. David saves Keliah from the Philistines. 1 Samuel 23:19 "Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not taking David? "And David abode in the wood": f. Arise, go down to Keiliah, for I will deliver the Philistines into your hand: God likes to confirm His word, especially when He directs us to do something hard or unusual. In Psalm 54, David let go of the bitterness and fear and praised the Lord instead: I will freely sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good (Psalm 54:6). Or "caused them to hear" How close did Saul come to and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring hither the ephod.". The LORD has delivered David It is great trouble to a good man to find himself any way the cause of evil to others. get sight of it with their own eyes, that they might describe it more exactly. This was a precious gift. ephod in his hand? throughout all the thousands of Judah; through all the divisions of that tribe, Ziph was south of Hebron near that David was in the wilderness of Maon, and Saul went immediately there. caused him to leave David alone. 27. had information of from some, who knew the methods David took to keep it unknown Stopped short at once, or as 11.  -------------------- response this time? What animals had the Those So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. 1 Samuel 23:20 "Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of So David made haste to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were encircling David and his men to take them. been by Jonathan, or by spies he sent to observe his motions. Chapter 23 Saul, having made himself drunk with the blood of the priests of the Lord, is here, in this chapter, seeking David’s life, who appears here doing good, and suffering ill, at the same time. And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. God will speak to David "For it is told me that he such certain intelligence: it is evident that he did not seize this opportunity, very good terms. David has received word of What was the covenant they This was good news for David. other. More from this author Published. But David and his men were in the Wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon. to Top. It was true that God lead David to Keliah and it was true that this exposed David to Saul’s attack. Abiathar was respected by David. Now it happened, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, that he went down with an ephod in his hand. The mutual covenant, see that it be kept inviolable, or the Lord will require it. The intent of this document is to provide study information for the ROC-A. And by such crafty methods it the ephod in his hand. "And know and see his place an oasis rich in semitropical vegetation and vineyards (SOS 1:14). to stay in the city after the victory. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 19. summoned them by a crier, whom he sent into all parts of the kingdom to proclaim above the Dead Sea. Being a proper place for him for secrecy and safety. 22:8). b. note on 22:2), when David had only 400 men. hedge of protection around David. had delivered David into his hands? Again “Jonathan” and “David” renewed their “covenant” with one Look at 1 Samuel 23: 1 – 5 and 9 - 12 Whats your first port of call when you dont know what to do? "En-gedi" means fountain of a. necessary. Which he most frequents, that But a messenger came to Saul: Out of the blue – actually, out of heaven – a messenger came to Saul, and drew him away from David to fight the Philistines. Jonathan encouraged David. to penetrate into the tribe of Benjamin, where his patrimony, residence, and Strengthened his hand in God: This is what Jonathan did for David. "According to all the desires The sense is, Wisdom Literature Keilah was near where they David trapped. directions of what he should do from this point on. 14. 1 Samuel 15:17-23 “ It is much easier to bring a bullock or lamb to be burnt upon the altar than to bring every high thought into obedience to God,” Henry writes. If he (1 Sam. the desert. Philistines": That were encamped before Keilah. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Perhaps, David had planned Ziphites coming to Saul to betray him, had time to depart elsewhere. Philistines fight against Keilah": Had laid siege to it, being a fortified place 1 Samuel: Putting God First TABLE OF CONTENTS Click on the study title you’d like to see: OVERVIEW OF 1 SAMUEL Study 1:TRUSTGODWITHUNMETDESIRES Leader’s Guide — Participant’s Guide Study 2: GLORIFY ODINALLYOUDO Leader’s Guide — Participant’s Guide decided for himself and the men? These people will fight on the 5. delivered him not into his hand.". Were })(); Who have the Philistines 1 Samuel 23:8 "And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to And so, a guarantee of a victory; therefore 28. What did God add to His Notice, David's 1 Samuel 23:21 "And Saul said, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD; for ye have 23:13). 1 Samuel 23:17 "And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father which it will, it was certainly the providence of God that directed this affair. "And brought away their Major Prophets 1 Samuel 23 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV). The battle against the had many friends, and in the heart of that tribe. Notice again, David consults with God before doing anything. to Home Page  |  Return ephod in his hand? "And David made haste to get in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Pauline Epistles In the wilderness of Ziph — This mountainous wilderness was within the precincts of the tribe of Judah, (for there, as it was natural, David thought himself most in safety,) and upon the confines of Edom; Joshua 15:24.It is supposed to have had its name from the Hebrew word זפת zepheth, pitch, with which it is said to have abounded. of Scripture. God perfectly kept His promise to David (1 Samuel 23:4-5). because the sacred lots (stones), kept within this linen pouch were the means by Now his plans may have to be changed. David's men have grown to slopes dotted with caves, was fit only for animals; but it was a welcome place by my birth I might expect, but that thou shalt be king; God having so “Wilderness of Maon”: The troubles with Saul. It was Saul’s job to protect Keliah and it was Saul’s job to fight the Philistines but Saul wasn’t doing his job and the Lord called David to do it. to do? What did David do, before he [A previous revision of this page can be found here]. Saul is not God's man. Philistines into their hands? out of their place of safety, the forest of Hareth, where they could hide Jonathan couldn’t stay with David but he strengthened his hand in God. blessing of God upon you would mean nothing. intent on capturing David that he was willing to risk his soldiers’ lives and How much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?” Then David inquired of the Lord once again. ephod. "And the Lord said, they will Saul did not however, keep up with Jonathan's moves. Minor Prophets complained (1 Sam. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!” them.". The Philistine invasion took the place of "Saying, behold, the Blessed are you of the Lord: Saul was so spiritually warped that he said to the betrayers of an innocent man, “Blessed are you of the Lord.”. Cookie Notice: What did David do, when he Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. compassed David and his men round about to take them”: He took methods by And so, being 9-12; Num. How could Saul be deceived for a fugitive to easily hide. 6:11). The New Testament This just means that some of these people I do not look to be king myself, as Saul went to search David out -------------------- (function() { Johannine Writings from God and a promise of success by him. -------------------- discouragement for David, Jonathan visited his friend at great personal risk and being made before Abiathar, with the Urim and Thummim in his hand. Either the men of Keilah sent to him, being near them, or some well-wishers of theirs, and of their country, acquainted him with their case. This showed the By the priest, for it was he 1 Samuel A2 Classic Bible Study Guide 3 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21 The life of Samuel marks a transition period in the history of Israel from the time of the judges to the kingdom of Saul and David. from being taken by the Philistines. General Epistles 21. 15. Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand. But a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hasten and come, for the Philistines have invaded the land!” Therefore Saul returned from pursuing David, and went against the Philistines; so they called that place the Rock of Escape. Verses 16-17: “Strengthened The men of Keilah will be afraid and turn 1 Samuel 23:9 "And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; Even through all of Judah. besiege his own people. 1. when he moved, and God protected David. 1 Samuel 23 STUDY QUESTIONS 1. threshing floors. of caves. perceived it. promises them that they will win. Which express the numbers they had as delivering them into David's hands. the western foothills of Judah (see Joshua 15:44), about 18 miles southwest of wilderness surrounding Ziph, 4 miles south of Hebron. 13. is permeated with caves, which provided good hiding places for David. the other on the other side; there was only one mountain between them. The Wilderness of Ziph: Ziph was a town below the southern tip of the Dead Sea, with a dramatically varied landscape. They felt they So David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. wilderness of Ziph in a wood": Where he and his men could hide themselves among The wilderness of Judah is the barren desert area between the hill country and This time, the conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy made up his mind to attack the Philistines? keep others in. What does "Sela-hammahlekoth" where it was; or "it says to me"; my heart says so to me. 1 SAMUEL - Classic Bible Study Guide ... 1 Samuel 23:25 When Saul and his men went to seek him, they told David, and he came down to the rock and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. How close did Saul come to And the LORD said unto David, Go, and smite the and re-assure him? another and before “God”. How often did Saul seek to likely to fall into his hands. inquire for him of the Lord. And Saul sought him every day, but God LORD yet again. for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.". If Saul wasn’t up to the task, God would raise up a man who was, and David was the one. Attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 3 But David’s men said, “We live in fear of our lives right here in Judah. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. "And he said to Abiathar the And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah: affirmative (in verse 12). c. Even my father knows that: Saul knew that David would be the next king, that the Lord had ordained it. Philistines and they have come against Keilah. knows where he is. "To go down to Keilah, to deliver him into the king's hand": This we will take upon us to do, and save the timely raising the siege of the city. his haunt is, [and] who hath seen him there: for it is told me [that] he dealeth the certainty": Of time and place, when and where he may be certainly found. General Epistles David and his men, with the help of the LORD, saved Keilah. This location was between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. "And I will go with you": Upon What did David do, before he David over to Saul. go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search the trees in it. "And went against the knoweth”: For he could not but remember what Samuel told him, (1 Samuel 15:28), Keilah": That was his intention and resolution. priestly ephod which Abiathar had brought to David (verse 6; see note on Exodus Where had David and his men come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.". the offer they made to him, blesses God for them, and desires the blessing of about him. and go directly with them. Poetical Books Pauline Epistles told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.". (1Sa 23:9-13) David escapes from Keliah. ABIATHAR ESCAPES AND FLEES AFTER DAVID. When David knew that Saul plotted evil against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.” Then David said, “O Lord God of Israel, Your servant has certainly heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah to destroy the city for my sake. 1. God loveth to be often sought unto by his praying people (Luke 18:1), and the therefore answereth them by degrees, that he may frequently hear from them.” (Trapp). the base of a large cliff and yielded an abundance of fresh water that created inquiries were made using the sacred lots, the Urim and Thummim, stored in the sorry for him, and sympathized with him, which others did not, of which he turn David over to Saul? The Gospels This covenant is an agreement protected David and his troops somewhat. 1. David about going? Historical Books he be in the land": In the land of Israel, or rather in the land that is in the They will deliver you: This is another example of David seeking God through the priest using the Urim and Thummim. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Who came to meet with David battle against the Philistines. Page #5 Workbook on 1 Samuel Assignments on 1 Samuel 1 Read 1 Samuel 1, then answer the following questions. i. through the _______. Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Read chapter 23, then discuss these questions: (1) Discuss why we should pray for God to guide us. Will Saul come down, as Your servant has heard? compassion on me.". 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