1 Chronicles 11:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
At that time David was in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was at Bethlehem.

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

New King James Version
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

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

NASB 1995
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

NASB 1977
And David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.

Amplified Bible
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was in Bethlehem.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David was dwelling in a tent, and the men of the Philistines in Bayth Lekhem.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David was then in the hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethleem.

Contemporary English Version
and had taken over Bethlehem. David was in a fortress,

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

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

Good News Translation
At that time David was on a fortified hill, and a group of Philistines had occupied Bethlehem.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and David [is] then in the fortress, and the station of the Philistines [is] then in Beth-Lehem,

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.

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 the fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Mighty Men
15Three of the thirty chief men went down to David, to the rock at the cave of Adullam, while a company of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. 16At that time David was in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was at Bethlehem. 17David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 10:5
After that you will come to Gibeah of God, where the Philistines have an outpost. As you approach the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place, preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres, and they will be prophesying.

2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went in search of him; but David learned of this and went down to the stronghold.

1 Chronicles 11:17
David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!"


Treasury of Scripture

And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.

in the hold

1 Samuel 22:1
David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.

1 Samuel 23:25
Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

Psalm 142:1
Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

the Philistines

1 Samuel 10:5
After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:

1 Samuel 13:4,23
And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and that Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal…









(16) The hold.--The stronghold or rock-fortress of Adullam (2Samuel 5:17; 2Samuel 23:14).

The Philistines' garrison.--An outpost; for their army was camping near Jerusalem.

Verse 16. - David was then in the hold. This statement may, perhaps, sufficiently identify this occasion with that of 2 Samuel 5:17, 18; where it is expressly said that "David went down to the hold" (מְצוּדָה being the word found there as here). Garrison. The Hebrew here says "officer" (נְצִיב), but the parallel passage has "garrison" (מַצָּב); yet, according to Gesenius ('Thes.,' 903), the former word has both meanings. He is right, certainly, if he means that it has received both translations, for see 1 Kings 4:19 for the one, and our present passage supplies the other (1 Samuel 10:5; 1 Samuel 13:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
At that time
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

David
וְדָוִ֖יד (wə·ḏā·wîḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

was in the stronghold,
בַּמְּצוּדָ֑ה (bam·mə·ṣū·ḏāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4686: A net, capture, a fastness

and the garrison
וּנְצִ֣יב (ū·nə·ṣîḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5333: Something stationary, a prefect, a military post, a statue

of the Philistines
פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

was at Bethlehem.
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun


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