1 Samuel 17:53

“And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 17:53

And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sons of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines and plundered their camps.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they plundered their camp.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the children of Israel came back from going after the Philistines, and took their goods from the tents.
- Basic English Bible

And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they pillaged their camps.
- Darby Bible

And the children of Israel returned from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their tents.
- Webster's Bible

The children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they plundered their camp.
- World English Bible

and the sons of Israel turn back from burning after the Philistines, and spoil their camps.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their camp.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 17:53

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 17:53


17:51 David took - Hence it appears, that David was not a little man, as many fancy; but a man of considerable bulk and strength, because he was able to manage a giant's sword. The stone threw him down to the earth, and bereaved him of sense and motion; but there remained some life in him, which the sword took away, and so compleated the work. God is greatly glorified, when his proud enemies are cut off with their own sword.

17:55 Whose son - David had been some considerable time dismissed from Saul's court, and was returned home. And therefore it is not strange, if Saul for the present had forgot David. Besides the distemper of Saul's mind might make him forgetful; and that David might be now much changed, both in his countenance and in his habit. I cannot tell - Abner's employment was generally in the camp, when David was at the court; and when Abner was there, he took little notice of a person so much inferior to him as David was.


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