1 Samuel 17:3

“And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 17:3

And the Philistines stood on a mountaine on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountaine on the other side: and there was a valley betweene them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side while Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with the valley between them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Philistines were stationed on the mountain on one side and Israel on the mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
- Basic English Bible

And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side; and the ravine was between them.
- Darby Bible

And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
- Webster's Bible

The Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
- World English Bible

And the Philistines are standing on the mountain on this side, and the Israelites are standing on the mountain on that side, and the valley [is] between them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side; and there was a valley between them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 17:3

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 17:3


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.

17:5 Coat of mail - Made of brass plates laid over one another, like the scales of a fish. The weight, &c. - The common shekel contained a fourth part of an ounce; and so five thousand shekels made one thousand two hundred and fifty ounces, or seventy - eight pounds: which weight is not unsuitable to a man of such vast strength as his height speaks him to be.


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