2 Samuel 23:15

“And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Dauid longed, and said, Oh that one would giue mee drinke of the water of the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David, moved by a strong desire, said, If only someone would give me a drink of water from the water-hole of Beth-lehem, by the doorway into the town!
- Basic English Bible

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate!
- Darby Bible

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!
- Webster's Bible

David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"
- World English Bible

and David longeth and saith, `Who doth give me a drink of the water of the well of Beth-Lehem, which [is] by the gate?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David longed, and said: 'Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 23:15


23:15 Said - Being hot and thirsty, he expresses how acceptable a draught of that water would be to him; but was far from desiring, or expecting that any of his men should hazard their lives to procure it.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 23

  • Dewey J
    Vivian, amen! For Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "And he said unto them, if anyman will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me". Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
  • Vivian lumumba
    in this verse i think that the Lord needs true worship from us,to be courageous and know that God is fighting for us. We need also to b obedient to Him as the three soldiers obeyed their Leader David and they were courageous no matter the philistines were in their camps so this calls on the cost of discipleship,we need to sacrifice no matter how the battle is hard but for God for he has victory.
  • Bethene for verse 26
    My maternal grandfather was named IRA. I am curious. Where was Tekoa and from where were the Ithrites? Thank you.
  • Chuck
    read the kjb 1john 5-7 there are three that bear record in heaven,the father,the word,and the holy ghost these three are one.colossians 2-9 for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the godhead bodily.
  • Luisa
    There is no trinity! There is only one God! God is a spirit, God is the son of man, and God is the father! All these 3 are 1! Amen
  • OUR SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE ONE

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