1 Chronicles 11:16
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New International Version
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

New Living Translation
David was staying in the stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detachment had occupied the town of Bethlehem.

English Standard Version
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.

New American Standard Bible
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

King James Bible
And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

International Standard Version
David was living in that stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was then at Bethlehem.

NET Bible
David was in the stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was in Bethlehem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While David was in the fortified camp, Philistine troops were in Bethlehem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David was then in the fortress, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

King James 2000 Bible
And David was then in the stronghold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

American King James Version
And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

American Standard Version
And David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David was in a hold, and the garrison of the Philistines in Bethlehem.

Darby Bible Translation
And David was then in the stronghold; and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

English Revised Version
And David was then in the hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Beth-lehem.

World English Bible
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

Young's Literal Translation
and David is then in the fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:10-47 An account is given of David's worthies, the great men who served him. Yet David reckoned his success, not as from the mighty men that were with him, but from the mighty God, whose presence is all in all. In strengthening him, they strengthened themselves and their own interest, for his advancement was theirs. We shall gain by what we do in our places for the support of the kingdom of the Son of David; and those that are faithful to Him, shall find their names registered much more to their honour, than these are in the records of fame.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - David was then in the hold. This statement may, perhaps, sufficiently identify this occasion with that of 2 Samuel 5:17, 18; where it is expressly said that "David went down to the hold" (מְצוּדָה being the word found there as here). Garrison. The Hebrew here says "officer" (נְצִיב), but the parallel passage has "garrison" (מַצָּב); yet, according to Gesenius ('Thes.,' 903), the former word has both meanings. He is right, certainly, if he means that it has received both translations, for see 1 Kings 4:19 for the one, and our present passage supplies the other (1 Samuel 10:5; 1 Samuel 13:3).



1 Chronicles 11:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Mightiest Warriors
15Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim. 16David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 17David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:5
"After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, timbrels, pipes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.

2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold.

1 Chronicles 11:17
David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!"
Treasury of Scripture

And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

in the hold

1 Samuel 22:1 David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave Adullam: …

1 Samuel 23:25 Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David; why …

Psalm 142:1 I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did …

the Philistines

1 Samuel 10:5 After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison …

1 Samuel 13:4,23 And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines…

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