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1 Samuel 23:18-20 International Standard Version (ISV)

18 The two of them made a covenant[a] in the Lord’s presence. David remained at Horesh while Jonathan went home.

The People of Ziph Betray David

19 People from Ziph came up to Saul at Gibeah and informed him, “David is hiding with us in the strongholds in Horesh and on the hill of Hachilah south of Jeshimon, isn’t he? 20 Now, your majesty, whenever you want to come down,[b] come down, and our part will be to hand him over to the king.”


  1. 1 Samuel 23:18 Or agreement
  2. 1 Samuel 23:20 Lit. according to your desire to come down
International Standard Version (ISV)

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1 Samuel 23:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.

19 The Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hakilah, south of Jeshimon? 20 Now, Your Majesty, come down whenever it pleases you to do so, and we will be responsible for giving him into your hands.”

New International Version (NIV)

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