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 1 Samuel 30:1 - 31
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 30
30:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it,
 
30:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and had taken captive the women and all who were in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way.
 
30:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When David and his men came to Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.
 
30:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
 
30:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David's two wives had been captured - Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel.
 
30:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
 
30:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the ephod." Abiathar brought it to him,
 
30:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?" "Pursue them," he answered. "You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue."
 
30:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Ravine, where some stayed behind,
 
30:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
for two hundred men were too exhausted to cross the ravine. But David and four hundred men continued the pursuit.
 
30:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat -
 
30:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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part of a cake of pressed figs and two cakes of raisins. He ate and was revived, for he had not eaten any food or drunk any water for three days and three nights.
 
30:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David asked him, "To whom do you belong, and where do you come from?" He said, "I am an Egyptian, the slave of an Amalekite. My master abandoned me when I became ill three days ago.
 
30:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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We raided the Negev of the Kerethites and the territory belonging to Judah and the Negev of Caleb. And we burned Ziklag."
 
30:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David asked him, "Can you lead me down to this raiding party?" He answered, "Swear to me before God that you will not kill me or hand me over to my master, and I will take you down to them."
 
30:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He led David down, and there they were, scattered over the countryside, eating, drinking and reveling because of the great amount of plunder they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from Judah.
 
30:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David fought them from dusk until the evening of the next day, and none of them got away, except four hundred young men who rode off on camels and fled.
 
30:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives.
 
30:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.
 
30:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, "This is David's plunder."
 
30:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow him and who were left behind at the Besor Ravine. They came out to meet David and the people with him. As David and his men approached, he greeted them.
 
30:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But all the evil men and troublemakers among David's followers said, "Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the plunder we recovered. However, each man may take his wife and children and go."
 
30:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David replied, "No, my brothers, you must not do that with what the LORD has given us. He has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us.
 
30:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Who will listen to what you say? The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike."
 
30:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this.
 
30:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When David arrived in Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, "Here is a present for you from the plunder of the LORD's enemies."
 
30:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He sent it to those who were in Bethel, Ramoth Negev and Jattir;
 
30:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
to those in Aroer, Siphmoth, Eshtemoa
 
30:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and Racal; to those in the towns of the Jerahmeelites and the Kenites;
 
30:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
to those in Hormah, Bor Ashan, Athach
 
30:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and Hebron; and to those in all the other places where David and his men had roamed.
 
 

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