David takes refuge in Moab
David took refuge in Mizpeh of Moab. The prophet Gad told him to go to Judah. He went to the forest of Hereth and left his parents in Moab.
Key passages
1 Sa 22:3–5

And David went up from there to Mizpah of Moab. He said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay with you until I know what God will do for me.” So he brought them before the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the days David was in the stronghold. Then Gad …

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