So when David had escaped in this manner out of Gath, he came to
the tribe of Judah, and abode in a cave by the city of Adullam. Then it
was that he sent to his brethren, and informed them where he was, who then
came to him with all their kindred, and as many others as were either in
want or in fear of king Saul, came and made a body together, and told him
they were ready to obey his orders; they were in all about four hundred.
Whereupon he took courage, now such a force and assistance was come to
him; so he removed thence and came to the king of the Moabites, and desired
him to entertain his parents in his country, while the issue of his affairs
were in such an uncertain condition. The king granted him this favor, and
paid great respect to David's parents all the time they were with him.