SEV Biblia, Chapter 19:18 Â¶ Huyó, pues, David, y se escapó, y vino a Samuel en Ramá, y le dijo todo lo que Saúl había hecho con él. Y se fueron él y Samuel, y moraron en Naiot.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 19:18 Verse 18. David fled, and escaped-to Samuel] He, no doubt, came to this holy man to ask advice; and Samuel thought it best to retain him for the present, with himself at Naioth, where it is supposed he had a school of prophets.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 18. So David fled and escaped , etc.] Fled from his own house, and escaped falling into the hands of the messengers of Saul, and so of Saul himself: and came to Samuel to Ramah ; the place where Samuel dwelt: to him David chose to come, by whom he had been anointed king, that his faith might be strengthened by him with respect to the kingdom, which might be weakened by what had happened to him; and that he might have some advice and direction from him what he should do, and what course he should take in his present circumstances, and that he might receive some comfort from him under his present troubles: and told him all that Saul had done to him ; how he had spoken to his servants to kill him, had cast a javelin at him himself, and had sent messengers to his house to slay him: and he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth ; which was in or near to Ramah, as appears by ( 1 Samuel 19:19); which perhaps was a more retired place, and so chosen for the sake of conversation between them, or reckoned a more safe place. Here being a school or college of the prophets, might be a kind of an asylum, and where it might be thought Saul would not attempt to lay hands on David, should he know where he was; for if the Philistines gave no disturbance to the hill of God, and the prophets in it, ( 1 Samuel 10:5); it might be reasonably concluded Saul would not; so the Targum paraphrases it, “he and Samuel went and dwelt in the house of doctrine”, or in the school, the school of the prophets. R. Abimi the Nothite, or Naiothite, mentioned in the Talmud f400 , is supposed to be of this place; it is said to be six miles from Jerusalem to the north.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 11-24 - Michal's stratagem to gain time till David got to a distance wa allowable, but her falsehood had not even the plea of necessity to excuse it, and manifests that she was not influenced by the same spiri of piety which had dictated Jonathan's language to Saul. In flying to Samuel, David made God his refuge. Samuel, as a prophet, was best able to advise him what to do in this day of distress. He met with littl rest or satisfaction in Saul's court, therefore went to seek it is Samuel's church. What little pleasure is to be had in this world, thos have who live a life of communion with God; to that David returned in the time of trouble. So impatient was Saul after David's blood, s restless against him, that although baffled by one providence afte another, he could not see that David was under the special protectio of God. And when God will take this way to protect David, even Sau prophesies. Many have great gifts, yet no grace; they may prophesy in Christ's name, yet are disowned by him. Let us daily seek for renewin grace, which shall be in us as a well of water springing up int everlasting life. Let us cleave to truth and holiness with full purpos of heart. In every danger and trouble, let us seek protection, comfort and direction in God's ordinances __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ודוד 1732 ברח 1272 וימלט 4422 ויבא 935 אל 413 שׁמואל 8050 הרמתה 7414 ויגד 5046 לו את 853 כל 3605 אשׁר 834 עשׂה 6213 לו שׁאול 7586 וילך 1980 הוא 1931 ושׁמואל 8050 וישׁבו 3427 בנוית׃ 5121