1 Samuel 17:19
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New International Version
They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines."

New Living Translation
David's brothers were with Saul and the Israelite army at the valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.

English Standard Version
Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

Berean Study Bible
They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.”

New American Standard Bible
"For Saul and they and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."

King James Bible
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

Christian Standard Bible
They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah fighting with the Philistines."

Contemporary English Version
They're with Saul's army, fighting the Philistines in Elah Valley."

Good News Translation
King Saul, your brothers, and all the other Israelites are in Elah Valley fighting the Philistines."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah fighting with the Philistines."

International Standard Version
Saul, your brothers, and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah fighting with the Philistines."

NET Bible
They are with Saul and the whole Israelite army in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."

New Heart English Bible
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They, along with Saul and all the soldiers of Israel, are in the Elah Valley fighting the Philistines."

JPS Tanakh 1917
now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, are in the vale of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.'

New American Standard 1977
“For Saul and they and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

American King James Version
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

American Standard Version
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the vale of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Saul, and they, and all the children of Israel were in the valley of Terebinth fighting against the Philistines.

Darby Bible Translation
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel [were] in the valley of terebinths, fighting against the Philistines.

English Revised Version
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the vale of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

World English Bible
Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
Study Bible
David Accepts the Challenge
18Take also these ten portions of cheese to the commander of their unit. Check on the welfare of your brothers and bring back an assurance from them. 19They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.” 20So David got up early in the morning, left the flock with a keeper, loaded up, and set out as Jesse had instructed him. He reached the camp as the army was marching out to its position and shouting the battle cry.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:18
Take also these ten portions of cheese to the commander of their unit. Check on the welfare of your brothers and bring back an assurance from them.

1 Samuel 17:20
So David got up early in the morning, left the flock with a keeper, loaded up, and set out as Jesse had instructed him. He reached the camp as the army was marching out to its position and shouting the battle cry.

Treasury of Scripture

Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

the valley Dr. Richardson says, that in about twenty minutes, in an easterly direction, form the cave of St. John, (which is about two hours or six miles, in a westerly direction, from Jerusalem,) they came to the valley of Elah; which position seems to agree with that of Shochoh and Azekah. He describes it as `a small valley, and the place of the encampment is pointed out where it narrows into a broad, deep ravine; part of it was in crop, and part of it was under the plough, which was drawn by a couple of oxen. A small stream, which had shrunk almost under its stony bed, passes through it from east to west, from which we are informed that David chose out five smooth stones, and hasted and ran to meet the haughty champion of Gath. A well of water under the bank, with a few olive trees above, on the north side of the valley, are said to mark the spot of the shepherd's triumph over his boasting antagonist. Saul and his men probably occupied the side of the valley which is nearest to Jerusalem, on which the ground is higher and more rugged than on the other side.'







(19) In the valley of Elan, fighting with the Philistines.--The words of this verse, which read in the English Version as an explanatory parenthesis, are really part of Jesse's direction to his shepherd son, telling him where he would find his brethren. "They are in the valley of the Terebinth (Elah), fighting with the Philistines."

Now Saul, and they,.... That is, the sons of Jesse, and brethren of David:

and all the men of Israel; the soldiers in the army:

were in the valley Elah; or "by" it, near unto it; for they were set in array on the mountain on the side of it:

fighting with the Philistines; not actually engaged in battle, but drawn up for it; prepared and in readiness to engage whenever it was necessary, or they were obliged to it; and perhaps there might be now and then some skirmishes in the outer parts of the camp. 17:12-30 Jesse little thought of sending his son to the army at that critical juncture; but the wise God orders actions and affairs, so as to serve his designs. In times of general formality and lukewarmness, every degree of zeal which implies readiness to go further, or to venture more in the cause of God than others, will be blamed as pride and ambition, and by none more than by near relations, like Eliab, or negligent superiors. It was a trial of David's meekness, patience, and constancy. He had right and reason on his side, and did not render railing for railing; with a soft answer he turned away his brother's wrath. This conquest of his own passion was more honourable than that of Goliath. Those who undertake great and public services, must not think it strange if they are spoken ill of, and opposed by those from whom they expect support and assistance. They must humbly go on with their work, in the face not only of enemies' threats, but of friends' slights and suspicions.



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