1 Samuel 17:2

“And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 17:2

And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battell in aray against the Philistines.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Saul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in the valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array to encounter the Philistines.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the vale of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Saul and the men of Israel came together and took up their position in the valley of Elah, and put their forces in order against the Philistines.
- Basic English Bible

And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the valley of terebinths, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
- Darby Bible

And Saul and the men of Israel were assembled and encamped by the valley of Elah, and they set the battle in array against the Philistines.
- Webster's Bible

Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
- World English Bible

and Saul and the men of Israel have been gathered, and encamp by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array to meet the Philistines.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched in the vale of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 17:2

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 17:2


17:1 Gathered, &c. - Probably they had heard, that Samuel had forsaken Saul, and that Saul himself was unfit for business. The enemies of the church are watchful to take all advantages, and they never have greater advantage, than when her protectors have provoked God's Spirit and prophets to leave them.

17:4 Six cubits - At least, nine feet, nine inches high. And this is not strange; for besides the giants mentioned in Scripture, Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, and Pliny, make mention of persons seven cubits high.


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