1 Samuel 17:3
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New International Version
The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them.

New Living Translation
So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them.

English Standard Version
And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them.

New American Standard Bible
The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side while Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with the valley between them.

King James Bible
And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Philistines were standing on one hill, and the Israelites were standing on another hill with a ravine between them.

International Standard Version
The Philistines were standing on the hill on one side while the Israelis were standing on the hill on the other side, with the valley between them.

NET Bible
The Philistines were standing on one hill, and the Israelites on another hill, with the valley between them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistines were stationed on a hill on one side, and the Israelites were stationed on a hill on the other side. There was a ravine between the two of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side; and there was a valley between them.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

American King James Version
And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

American Standard Version
And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side; and the ravine was between them.

English Revised Version
And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

World English Bible
The Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Philistines are standing on the mountain on this side, and the Israelites are standing on the mountain on that side, and the valley is between them.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:1-11 Men so entirely depend upon God in all things, that when he withdraws his help, the most valiant and resolute cannot find their hearts or hands, as daily experience shows.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side, Before the Israelites are said to encamp in or by the valley; but here they are said to take the higher ground, and face the Philistines, who were on a mountain or hill on the other side over against them, which Kimchi reconciles thus; the whole or the grand army lay encamped in the valley, and, they that were set in array, or the first ranks, the first battalion, ascended the mountain to meet the Philistines. Vatablus takes it to be the same mountain, that on one part of it the Philistines formed their first battalion, and the rest of the army was in the valley; and on the other part of the mountain the Israelites pitched their camp:

and there was a valley between them; the same as in the preceding verse.



1 Samuel 17:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Goliath's Challenge
2Saul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in the valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array to encounter the Philistines. 3The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side while Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with the valley between them. 4Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 17:2
Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines.

1 Samuel 17:4
A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.
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