1 Samuel 30:2
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New International Version
and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way.

New Living Translation
They had carried off the women and children and everyone else but without killing anyone.

English Standard Version
and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way.

New American Standard Bible
and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way.

King James Bible
And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They also had kidnapped the women and everyone in it from the youngest to the oldest. They had killed no one but had carried them off as they went on their way.

International Standard Version
They took the women in it captive, from young to old. They did not kill anyone. Instead, they carried them off and went on their way.

NET Bible
They took captive the women who were in it, from the youngest to the oldest, but they did not kill anyone. They simply carried them off and went on their way.

New Heart English Bible
and had taken captive the women who were therein, both small and great. They did not kill any, but carried them off, and went their way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although they captured the young and old women who were there, they killed no one. Instead, they had taken [the women and other prisoners] and gone away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and had taken captive the women and all that were therein, both small and great; they slew not any, but carried them off, and went their way.

New American Standard 1977
and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they had taken the women captives that were therein, from the youngest to the oldest; they did not kill any but carried them away and went on their way.

King James 2000 Bible
And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

American King James Version
And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

American Standard Version
and had taken captive the women and all that were therein, both small and great: they slew not any, but carried them off, and went their way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And had taken the women captives that were in it, both little and great: and they had not killed any person, but had carried them with them, and went on their way.

Darby Bible Translation
and had taken the women captives that were in it; both great and small: they had put none to death, but had carried them off, and went on their way.

English Revised Version
and had taken captive the women and all that were therein, both small and great: they slew not any, but carried them off, and went their way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And had taken the women captives that were in it, they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

World English Bible
and had taken captive the women and all who were therein, both small and great. They didn't kill any, but carried them off, and went their way.

Young's Literal Translation
and they take captive the women who are in it; from small unto great they have not put any one to death, and they lead away, and go on their way.
Study Bible
The Amalekites Raid Ziklag
1Then it happened when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negev and on Ziklag, and had overthrown Ziklag and burned it with fire; 2and they took captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great, without killing anyone, and carried them off and went their way. 3When 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.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 27:11
David did not leave a man or a woman alive to bring to Gath, saying, "Otherwise they will tell about us, saying, 'So has David done and so has been his practice all the time he has lived in the country of the Philistines.'"

1 Samuel 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.
Treasury of Scripture

And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

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(2) They slew not any.--There was no one in the hapless city to resist the attack of the fierce sons of the desert. David--never dreaming of the sudden invasion--had marched with Achish, accompanied by his whole force. The Amalekites slew none of their captives; they were, we read, women and children. These possessed a marketable value, and were carried off to be sold into slavery, probably in Egypt, with which country the Amalekites, as neighbours, had constant dealings. We read a few verses on specially of an Egyptian slave in the army.

Verses 2-5. - They slew not any. No resistance was made, as the men of war were all away. It was probably for thus leaving their wives and families absolutely defenceless that David's people were so angry with him. As we are told in 1 Samuel 27:3 that the refugees with David had brought each his household with him into the Philistine territory, the number of women must have been large. The Amalekites spared their lives, not because they were more merciful than David, but because women and children were valuable as slaves. All the best would be picked out, and sent probably to Egypt for sale. And had taken the women captives, that were therein,.... There being no other to take, the men were gone with David:

they slew not any, either great or small; that is, of the women, whether married or unmarried, old, or maidens, or children; which was very much, since David destroyed all that came within his reach, men and women, when he invaded them, 1 Samuel 27:9; but perhaps this was not owing to their humanity, but to their covetousness, designing to make an advantage of them by selling them for slaves; no doubt they were restrained by the providence of God:

but carried them away, and went on their way; homewards with their captives. 2. they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away—Their conduct seems to stand in favorable contrast to that of David (1Sa 27:11). But their apparent clemency did not arise from humane considerations. It is traceable to the ancient war usages of the East, where the men of war, on the capture of a city, were unsparingly put to death, but there were no warriors in Ziklag at the time. The women and boys were reserved for slaves, and the old people were spared out of respect to age.30:1-6 When we go abroad in the way of our duty, we may comfortably hope that God will take care of our families in our absence, but not otherwise. If, when we come off a journey, we find our abode in peace, and not laid waste, as David here found his, let the Lord be praised for it. David's men murmured against him. Great faith must expect such severe trials. But, observe, that David was brought thus low, only just before he was raised to the throne. When things are at the worst with the church and people of God, then they begin to mend. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. His men fretted at their loss, the soul of the people was bitter; their own discontent and impatience added to the affliction and misery. But David bore it better, though he had more reason than any of them to lament it. They gave liberty to their passions, but he set his graces to work; and while they dispirited each other, he, by encouraging himself in God, kept his spirit calm. Those who have taken the Lord for their God, may take encouragement from him in the worst times.
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