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OccurrencesJoshua 15:44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
1 Samuel 23:1 David was told, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing floors."
1 Samuel 23:2 Therefore David inquired of Yahweh, saying, "Shall I go and strike these Philistines?" Yahweh said to David, "Go strike the Philistines, and save Keilah."
1 Samuel 23:3 David's men said to him, "Behold, we are afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?"
1 Samuel 23:4 Then David inquired of Yahweh yet again. Yahweh answered him, and said, "Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into your hand."
1 Samuel 23:5 David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their livestock, and killed them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
1 Samuel 23:6 It happened, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled to David to Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
1 Samuel 23:7 It was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that has gates and bars."
1 Samuel 23:8 Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
1 Samuel 23:10 Then David said, "O Yahweh, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake.
1 Samuel 23:11 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? Yahweh, the God of Israel, I beg you, tell your servant." Yahweh said, "He will come down."
1 Samuel 23:12 Then said David, "Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?" Yahweh said, "They will deliver you up."
1 Samuel 23:13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went wherever they could go. It was told Saul that David was escaped from Keilah; and he gave up going there.
Nehemiah 3:17 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of half the district of Keilah, for his district.
Nehemiah 3:18 After him repaired their brothers, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of Keilah.
ke-i'-la (qe`ilah; Keeilam):
KEILAH, at the ruins called Kila, 8 ms. n.w. of Hebron and 17 ms. s.w. of Jerusalem; just 3 ms. s. of the Cave of Adullam, and 1520 ft, above the Mediterranean.
Strong's HebrewH7084: Qeilah
a city in Judah