2 Samuel 23:14
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New International Version
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

New Living Translation
David was staying in the stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detachment had occupied the town of Bethlehem.

English Standard Version
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.

New American Standard Bible
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

King James Bible
And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

International Standard Version
David was living in that stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was then at Bethlehem.

NET Bible
David was in the stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was in Bethlehem.

New Heart English Bible
David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While David was in the fortified camp, Philistine troops were at Bethlehem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem.

New American Standard 1977
And David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David was then in the fortress, and the garrison of the Philistines was in Bethlehem.

King James 2000 Bible
And David was then in a stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

American King James Version
And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

American Standard Version
And David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David was then in a hold. and there was a garrison of the Philistines then in Bethlehem.

Darby Bible Translation
And David was then in the stronghold; and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

English Revised Version
And David was then in the hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David was then in a hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem.

World English Bible
David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

Young's Literal Translation
and David is then in a fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:8-39 David once earnestly longed for the water at the well of Bethlehem. It seems to be an instance of weakness. He was thirsty; with the water of that well he had often refreshed himself when a youth, and it was without due thought that he desired it. Were his valiant men so forward to expose themselves, upon the least hint of their prince's mind, and so eager to please him, and shall not we long to approve ourselves to our Lord Jesus, by ready compliance with his will, as shown us by his word, Spirit, and providence? But David poured out the water as a drink-offering to the Lord. Thus he would cross his own foolish fancy, and punish himself for indulging it, and show that he had sober thoughts to correct his rash ones, and knew how to deny himself. Did David look upon that water as very precious which was got at the hazard of these men's blood, and shall not we much more value those benefits for purchasing which our blessed Saviour shed his blood? Let all beware of neglecting so great salvation.
Study Bible
David's Mighty Men
13Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam, while the troop of the Philistines was camping in the valley of Rephaim. 14David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 15David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"…
Cross References
1 Samuel 13:23
And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.

1 Samuel 22:4
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.

1 Samuel 22:5
The prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah." So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.

2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold.
Treasury of Scripture

And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

an hod

1 Samuel 22:1,4,5 David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave Adullam: …

1 Samuel 24:22 And David swore to Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men …

1 Chronicles 12:16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold to David.

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1 Samuel 10:5 After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison …

1 Samuel 13:4,23 And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines…

1 Samuel 14:1,6 Now it came to pass on a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said …

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