2 Samuel 5:18
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New International Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;

New Living Translation
The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim.

English Standard Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.

New American Standard Bible
Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.

King James Bible
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Christian Standard Bible
So the Philistines came and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.

Contemporary English Version
So the Philistines camped in Rephaim Valley.

Good News Translation
The Philistines arrived at Rephaim Valley and occupied it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the Philistines came and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the Philistines arrived and encamped in the Rephaim Valley,

NET Bible
Now the Philistines had arrived and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.

New Heart English Bible
Now the Philistines came and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistines had come and overrun the valley of Rephaim.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

New American Standard 1977
Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. {Heb. of the giants}

King James 2000 Bible
The Philistines also came and spread out in the valley of Rephaim.

American King James Version
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

American Standard Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistines coming spread themselves in the valley of Raphaim.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

English Revised Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

World English Bible
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Philistines have come, and are spread out in the valley of Rephaim.
Study Bible
David Defeats the Philistines
17When 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. 18Now the Philistines came and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim. 19Then David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?" And the LORD said to David, "Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand."…
Cross References
Genesis 14:5
In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim and the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

Joshua 15:8
Then the border went up the valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim toward the north.

Joshua 17:15
Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."

Joshua 18:16
The border went down to the edge of the hill which is in the valley of Ben-hinnom, which is in the valley of Rephaim northward; and it went down to the valley of Hinnom, to the slope of the Jebusite southward, and went down to En-rogel.

2 Samuel 5:22
Now the Philistines came up once again and spread themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.

2 Samuel 23:13
Then 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.

Isaiah 17:5
It will be even like the reaper gathering the standing grain, As his arm harvests the ears, Or it will be like one gleaning ears of grain In the valley of Rephaim.
Treasury of Scripture

The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

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2 Samuel 23:13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the …

Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that …

Joshua 15:8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the …

1 Chronicles 11:15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, …

Isaiah 17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathers the corn, and reaps …

(18) Rephaim.--Translated in Joshua 15:8, the valley of the giants. It was a fruitful valley, stretching some three miles S. and S.W. from Jerusalem, and only separated from the valley of Hinnom by a narrow ridge. It gave ample room for a large encampment, and its situation is an additional proof that the capture of Jerusalem had already been made, since the Philistines came here "to seek David." They had, however, encamped in the same place at earlier times also (see 2Samuel 23:13).

Verse 18. - The valley of Rephaim. This fruitful valley (Isaiah 17:5) is about three miles in length, and two in breadth. Occupying it in vast numbers, the Philistines sent out bodies of men to plunder the whole country, while a sufficient force watched Jerusalem, intending to take it by famine. The Rephaim were an aboriginal race, first mentioned in Genesis 14:5, and evidently in early times very widely spread in Palestine. The idea that they were giants has no more to be said in its favour than that they were ghosts - the meaning of the word in Isaiah 26:14, 19. No sensible philologist will endeavour to explain the names of these primitive races and of their towns by Hebrew roots, though there has been too much of this craze in past times. The Rephaim seem. however, to have been physically a well-developed people, and several races of Canaan of great stature are described in Deuteronomy 2:11 as having belonged to them, as did Og, who was a man of extraordinary dimensions (Deuteronomy 3:11). The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. Or "of the giants", as Joshua 15:8; which lay to the west of Jerusalem; of which; see Gill on Joshua 15:8; the Philistines spreading themselves in it, shows that they were very numerous. 18. valley of Rephaim—that is, "of giants," a broad and fertile plain, which descends gradually from the central mountains towards the northwest. It was the route by which they marched against Jerusalem. The "hold" to which David went down "was some fortified place where he might oppose the progress of the invaders," and where he signally defeated them.5:17-25 The Philistines considered not that David had the presence of God with him, which Saul had forfeited and lost. The kingdom of the Messiah, as soon as it was set up in the world, was thus attacked by the powers of darkness. The heathen raged, and the kings of the earth set themselves to oppose it; but all in vain, Ps 2:1, etc. The destruction will turn, as this did, upon Satan's own kingdom. David owns dependence on God for victory; and refers himself to the good pleasure of God, Wilt thou do it? The assurance God has given us of victory over our spiritual enemies, should encourage us in our spiritual conflicts. David waited till God moved; he stirred then, but not till then. He was trained up in dependence on God and his providence. God performed his promise, and David failed not to improve his advantages. When the kingdom of the Messiah was to be set up, the apostles, who were to beat down the devil's kingdom, must not attempt any thing till they received the promise of the Spirit; who came with a sound from heaven, as of a rushing, mighty wind, Ac 2:2.
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