2 Samuel 21:15
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Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted.

King James Bible
Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought with the Philistines. And David was exhausted.

World English Bible
The Philistines had war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines. David grew faint;

Young's Literal Translation
And again have the Philistines war with Israel, and David goeth down, and his servants with him, and they fight with the Philistines; and David is weary,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Moreover the Philistines had yet war - There is no mention of this war in the parallel place, 1 Chronicles 20:4, etc.

David waxed faint - This circumstance is nowhere else mentioned.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Philistines

2 Samuel 5:17,22 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David...

1 Chronicles 20:4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai...

and David waxed faint

Joshua 14:10,11 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spoke this word to Moses...

Psalm 71:9,18 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails...

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Ecclesiastes 12:3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves...

Isaiah 40:28-30 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not...

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

1 Peter 1:24,25 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away...

Library
Divers Matters.
I. Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar, as of the ascent to the altar, were from the valley of Beth-cerem, which they digged out beneath the barren land. And thence they are wont to bring whole stones, upon which the working iron came not." The fathers of the traditions, treating concerning the blood of women's terms, reckon up five colours of it; among which that, "which is like the water of the earth, out of the valley of Beth-cerem."--Where the Gloss writes thus, "Beth-cerem
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went down to the stronghold.

2 Samuel 21:16
And Ishbi-Benob, one of the descendants of Rapha, whose bronze spearhead weighed three hundred shekels and who was armed with a new sword, said he would kill David.

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