1 Samuel 30:3
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New International Version
When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

New Living Translation
When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families,

English Standard Version
And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.

International Standard Version
David and his men came to the town, and it had been burned down. Their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.

NET Bible
When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been taken captive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By the time David and his men came to the town, it had been burned down, and their wives, sons, and daughters had been taken captive.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters were taken captives.

King James 2000 Bible
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

American King James Version
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

American Standard Version
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So when David and his men came to the city, and found it burnt with fire, and that their wives and their sons, and their daughters were taken captives,

Darby Bible Translation
And David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burnt with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters were taken captives.

English Revised Version
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Webster's Bible Translation
So David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

World English Bible
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

Young's Literal Translation
And David cometh in -- and his men -- unto the city, and lo, burnt with fire, and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters have been taken captive!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So David and his men came to the city,.... Or however to the place where it had stood, and where it now lay in ruins:

and, behold, it was burnt with fire; the whole city was laid in ashes:

and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives; as it appeared afterwards; for upon their first coming they knew not but they were all destroyed; and which they might reasonably suppose from their former treatment of them, unless there were any left upon the spot which could inform them how things were, which does not appear, and which must make their distress the greater.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire—The language implies that the smoke of the conflagration was still visible, and the sacking very recent.

1 Samuel 30:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Amalekites Raid Ziklag
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. 4Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and wept until there was no strength in them to weep.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 27:3
David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.

1 Samuel 30:2
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.

1 Samuel 30:4
So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
Treasury of Scripture

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

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