2 Samuel 23:10

“He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He arose, and smote the Philistines vntill his hand was wearie, and his hand claue vnto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victorie that day, and the people returned after him onely to spoile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He arose and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip {the slain.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword; and Jehovah wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to take spoil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He was with David and went on fighting the Philistines till his hand became tired and stiff from gripping his sword: and that day the Lord gave a great salvation, and the people came back after him only to take the goods of the Philistines.
- Basic English Bible

He arose and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave to the sword; and Jehovah wrought a great deliverance that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
- Darby Bible

He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand adhered to the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder.
- Webster's Bible

He arose, and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand froze to the sword; and Yahweh worked a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to take spoil.
- World English Bible

he hath arisen, and smiteth among the Philistines till that his hand hath been weary, and his hand cleaveth unto the sword, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation on that day, and the people turn back after him only to strip off.
- Youngs Literal Bible

he stood firm, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand did cleave unto the sword; and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to strip the slain.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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.
  • OUR SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE ONE
  • Randy Jay Rance for verse 3
    Taking 1st and 2nd Samuel 23 together we see the Trinity; verse one; the Holy Spirit, verse 2 the Father, and the Rock, Jesus Christ as HE is seen in many passages of the bible. Our Rock is Awesome in wonder glory, power and authority. The Trinity represents the God head in the bible. PRAISE GOD WHO WILL ALWAYS REMAIN ON HIGH AND OVER the hearts and lives of those that are surrendered to Him.

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