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

New Living Translation
David remarked longingly to his men, "Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem."

English Standard Version
And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

New American Standard Bible
David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"

King James Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

Christian Standard Bible
David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!"

Contemporary English Version
and he said, "I'm very thirsty. I wish I had a drink of water from the well by the gate to Bethlehem."

Good News Translation
David got homesick and said, "How I wish someone would bring me a drink of water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!"

International Standard Version
David expressed a longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"

NET Bible
David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the city gate!"

New Heart English Bible
David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was thirsty and said, "I wish I could have a drink of water from the cistern at the city gate of Bethlehem."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David longed, and said: 'Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!'

New American Standard 1977
And David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David longed and said, Oh, that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

King James 2000 Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me a drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

American King James Version
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

American Standard Version
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David longed, and said: O that some man would give me water of the cistern of Bethlehem, which is in the gate.

Darby Bible Translation
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate!

English Revised Version
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!

Webster's Bible Translation
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, that is at the gate!

World English Bible
David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"

Young's Literal Translation
and David longeth, and saith, 'Who doth give me to drink water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that is at the gate!'
Study Bible
David's Mightiest Warriors
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!" 18So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; nevertheless David would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;…
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:15
David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"

1 Chronicles 11:16
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:18
So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; nevertheless David would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;
Treasury of Scripture

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

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Psalm 143:6 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a …

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Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God…

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Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall you draw water out of the wells of salvation.

John 4:10,14 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

(17) That is at (in) the gate !--No such well is now known. The so-called "David's well" is half a mile north-east of the town.

Verse 17. - The well of Bethlehem... at the gate. Nothing else is known of this well. No trace of it exists now, according to Dr. Robinson ('Bibl. Res.,' 1:473). The traditional well is half a mile distant, to the north of the town, and consists of a group of three cisterns, while the present town is supplied with water by an aqueduct. 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.
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