1 Samuel 30:30
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to those in Hormah, Bor Ashan, Athak

King James Bible
And to them which were in Hormah, and to them which were in Chorashan, and to them which were in Athach,

Darby Bible Translation
and to those in Hormah, and to those in Chor-ashan, and to those in Athach,

World English Bible
and to those who were in Hormah, and to those who were in Borashan, and to those who were in Athach,

Young's Literal Translation
and to those in Hormah, and to those in Chor-Ashan, and to those in Athach,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hormah - The general name of those cities which belonged to Arad, king of Canaan; and were devoted to destruction by the Hebrews, and thence called Hormah. See Numbers 21:1-3.

In Chor-ashan - Probably the same as Ashan in the tribe of Judah: see Joshua 15:42 (note). It was afterwards ceded to Simeon, Joshua 19:7.

To them which were in Athach - Probably the same as Ether, Joshua 19:7.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Joshua 19:4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

Judges 1:17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it...

Chorashan Probably the same as Ashan in Simeon

Joshua 15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,

Joshua 19:7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages:

which Eusebius says was sixteen miles west from Jerusalem

At the Front or the Base
'As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff.'--1 Samuel xxx. 24. David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath. On their return they found ruin, their homes harried, their wives, children, and property carried off. Wearied already with their long march, they set off at once in pursuit of the spoilers, who had had a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Numbers 14:45
Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down and attacked them and beat them down all the way to Hormah.

Numbers 21:3
The LORD listened to Israel's plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.

Joshua 12:14
the king of Hormah one the king of Arad one

Joshua 15:30
Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah,

Joshua 15:42
Libnah, Ether, Ashan,

Joshua 19:4
Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah,

Joshua 19:7
Ain, Rimmon, Ether and Ashan--four towns and their villages--

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