1 Samuel 30:8

“And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid enquired at the Lord, saying; Shall I pursue after this troupe? shall I ouertake them? And he answered him, Pursue, for thou shalt surely ouertake them, and without faile recouer all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them? And He said to him, "Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue {all.}""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, If I pursue after this troop, shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue; for thou shalt surely overtake `them', and shalt without fail recover `all'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then David, questioning the Lord, said, Am I to go after this band? will I be able to overtake them? And in answer he said, Go after them, for you will certainly overtake them, and get back everything.
- Basic English Bible

And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he said to him, Pursue; for thou shalt assuredly overtake [them] and shalt certainly recover.
- Darby Bible

And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue; for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
- Webster's Bible

David inquired of Yahweh, saying, "If I pursue after this troop, shall I overtake them?" He answered him, "Pursue; for you shall surely overtake them, and shall without fail recover all."
- World English Bible

and David asketh at Jehovah, saying, `I pursue after this troop -- do I overtake it?' And He saith to him, `Pursue, for thou dost certainly overtake, and dost certainly deliver.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David inquired of the LORD, saying: 'Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them?' And He answered him: 'Pursue; for thou shalt surely overtake them, and shalt without fail recover all.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 30:8


30:8 He answered - Before, God answered more slowly and gradually, chap.#23:11|,12, but now he answers speedily, and fully at once, because the business required haste. So gracious is our God, that he considers even the degree of our necessities, and accommodates himself to them.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 30

  • Adrian England
    David was a giver and he shared what the Lord has blessed him with.
  • Appiah Emmmanuel for verse 6
    Christians should stop weeping and act about the actual problem of which they weep
  • David adjartey for verse 6
    But David strenghtend himself in the lord God
  • inspite our every situation let us persue. the devil might take away your children, ur wife, ur job, ur home but still persue cause you shall recover it all.
  • Lucy Mugo
    Even when you loose everything, seek The Lord for guidance. He will bring people in your life that will show you directions. Remain focused.
  • JANEFER
    If we can only learn to inquire from the Lord concerning every aspects of our lives, we can live a victorious christian life.

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