So he left them with the king of Moab,(A) and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold.

But the prophet Gad(B) said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.(C)

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David Defeats the Philistines(A)

17 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold.(B)

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