2 Samuel 21:22

“These foure were borne to the Gyant in Gath, and fell by the hand of Dauid, and by the hand of his seruants.”

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Other Translations

These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- King James Version

These four were born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These four were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These four were of the offspring of the Rephaim in Gath; and they came to their end by the hands of David and his servants.
- Basic English Bible

These four were born to Raphah, in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- Darby Bible

These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- Webster's Bible

These four were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- World English Bible

these four have been born to the giant in Gath, and they fall by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

These four were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 21:22


21:22 Born to the giant in Gath - These giants were probably the remains of the sons of Anak, who, tho' long feared, fell at last.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 21

  • Stanjett
    There was 2 with name of Mephibosheth. One was Jonathans son, which was spared. The other was Sauls son born of Rizpah, who was turned over to be killed. Same names confuses us sometimes.
  • Ronald
    I was cross refereeing the same chapter on another Bible version and i found out that Elhanan killed Goliath the English Standard Version but King James Version states clearly that it was brother to Goliath.
  • BSP
    Verse 7~David showed loyalty to his oath by showing kindness to Mephibosheth. We want to honor our word too.
  • Ren
    According to 1 Samuel 18:19, Saul married his daughter Merab to Adriel. The five sons that sprang from this union were put to death by the Gibeonites. Michal just brought them up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:
  • Dewey J
    Lynett, v8 of this chapter explain or answer your question the King David gave Rizpah's two sons Armoni and Mephibosheth King Saul's grandsons to the Gibeonites to be executed. Aiah Saul's wife or concubine gave birth to his daughter Rizpah v8. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • C. Keen
    Someone mentioned a contradiction in 2 Samuel 21:8 and 2 Samuel 6:23. It says she brought them up for Adriel. Maybe they were her stepsons

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