22:1 So David left there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and the rest of his father’s family 1 learned about it, they went down there to him. 22:2 All those who were in trouble or owed someone money or were discontented 2 gathered around 3 him, and he became their leader. He had about four hundred men with him.
22:3 Then David went from there to Mizpah in Moab, where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay 4 with you until I know what God is going to do for me.” 22:4 So he had them stay with the king of Moab; they stayed with him the whole time 5 that David was in the stronghold. 22:5 Then Gad the prophet said to David, “Don’t stay in the stronghold. Go to the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.