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1 Samuel 30 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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David's Victory over the Amalekites

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:1 - Then it happened when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the [fn]Negev and on Ziklag, and had [fn]overthrown Ziklag and burned it with fire;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:2 - and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, [fn]without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:3 - When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:4 - Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and wept until there was no strength in them to weep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:5 - Now David’s two wives had been taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail the [fn]widow of Nabal the Carmelite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:6 - Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were [fn]embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:7 - Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, “Please bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:8 - David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?” And He said to him, “Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:9 - So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those left behind remained.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:10 - But David pursued, he and four hundred men, for two hundred who were too exhausted to cross the brook Besor remained behind.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:11 - Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:12 - They gave him a piece of fig cake and two clusters of raisins, and he ate; then his spirit [fn]revived. For he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:13 - David said to him, “To whom do you belong? And where are you from?” And he said, “I am a young man of Egypt, a servant of an Amalekite; and my master left me behind when I fell sick three days ago.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:14 - “We made a raid on the [fn]Negev of the Cherethites, and on that which belongs to Judah, and on the [fn]Negev of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:15 - Then David said to him, “Will you bring me down to this band?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring you down to this band.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - When he had brought him down, behold, they were [fn]spread over all the land, eating and drinking and [fn]dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - David [fn]slaughtered them from the twilight [fn]until the evening of [fn]the next day; and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:18 - So David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and [fn]rescued his two wives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:19 - But nothing of theirs was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that they had taken for themselves; David brought it all back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:20 - So David had [fn]captured all the sheep and the cattle which the people drove ahead of [fn]the other livestock, and they said, “This is David’s spoil.”

The Spoils Are Divided

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:21 - When David came to the two hundred men who were too exhausted to follow David, who had also been left at the brook Besor, and they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him, then David approached the people and greeted them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then all the wicked and worthless men among those who went with David said, “Because they did not go with [fn]us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away and depart.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:23 - Then David said, “You must not do so, my brothers, with what the LORD has given us, who has kept us and delivered into our hand the band that came against us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:24 - “And who will listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:25 - So it has been from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:26 - Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, “Behold, a [fn]gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:27 - to those who were in Bethel, and to those who were in Ramoth of the [fn]Negev, and to those who were in Jattir,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:28 - and to those who were in Aroer, and to those who were in Siphmoth, and to those who were in Eshtemoa,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:29 - and to those who were in Racal, and to those who were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to those who were in the cities of the Kenites,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:30 - and to those who were in Hormah, and to those who were in Bor-ashan, and to those who were in Athach,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:31 - and to those who were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were accustomed to go.”
NASB Footnotes
I.e. South country
Literally: smote
Literally: they did not kill
Literally: wife
Literally: bitter in soul
Literally: returned to him
I.e. South country
Literally: left
Literally: keeping a pilgrim-feast
Literally: smote
Literally: even until
Literally: their
Literally: David rescued
Literally: taken
Literally: those livestock
Literally: me
Literally: blessing
I.e. South country
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