And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men surrounded David and his men to take them.
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George Leo Haydock
Other side, to the south.
Despaired, without the divine assistance. (Salien)
Hebrew nechpaz, "feared, or (Du Hamel) made haste to flee. "Septuagint, "David was screened to depart. "He used all possible precautions not to fall into Saul's hands, though he knew he should succeed him. He might still experience some fear of ill treatment. (Haydock)