1 Chronicles 18:1
New International Version
In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the control of the Philistines.

New Living Translation
After this, David defeated and subdued the Philistines by conquering Gath and its surrounding towns.

English Standard Version
After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its villages out of the hand of the Philistines.

Berean Study Bible
Some time later, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its villages from the hand of the Philistines.

New American Standard Bible
Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.

King James Bible
Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

Christian Standard Bible
After this, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its surrounding villages from Philistine control.

Contemporary English Version
Later, David attacked and defeated the Philistines. He captured their town of Gath and the nearby villages.

Good News Translation
Some time later King David attacked the Philistines again and defeated them. He took out of their control the city of Gath and its surrounding villages.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After this, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its villages from Philistine control.

International Standard Version
After this, David defeated and subdued the Philistines, and then took possession of Gath and its towns from Philistine control.

NET Bible
Later David defeated the Philistines and subdued them. He took Gath and its surrounding towns away from the Philistines.

New Heart English Bible
After this it happened, that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After this, David defeated and crushed the Philistines. He took Gath and its surrounding villages from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

New American Standard 1977
Now after this it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

King James 2000 Bible
Now after this it came to pass, that David defeated the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

American King James Version
Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

American Standard Version
And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass afterwards, that David smote the Philistines, and routed them, and took Geth and its villages out of the hand of the Philistines.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass after this, that David defeated the Philistines, and humbled them, and took away Geth, and her daughters out of the hands of the Philistines,

Darby Bible Translation
And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

English Revised Version
And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

World English Bible
After this it happened, that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass after this, that David smiteth the Philistines, and humbleth them, and taketh Gath and its small towns out of the hand of the Philistines;
Study Bible
David's Triumphs
1Some time later, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its villages from the hand of the Philistines. 2David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to David and brought him tribute.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 8:1
Some time later, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Metheg-ammah from the hand of the Philistines.

1 Chronicles 17:27
So now You have been pleased to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue forever before You. For You, O LORD, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever."

1 Chronicles 18:2
David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to David and brought him tribute.

Treasury of Scripture

Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

A.

2 Samuel 8:1,2
And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines…

Gath

1 Samuel 5:8
They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither.

1 Samuel 27:4
And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.

2 Samuel 1:20
Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

Metheg-ammah







Lexicon
Some time later,
וַיְהִי֙ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

David
דָּוִ֛יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

defeated
וַיַּ֥ךְ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

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

subdued them,
וַיַּכְנִיעֵ֑ם (way·yaḵ·nî·‘êm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3665: To bend the knee, to humiliate, vanquish

and took
וַיִּקַּ֛ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

Gath
גַּ֥ת (gaṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1661: Gath -- 'wine press', a Philistine city

and its villages
וּבְנֹתֶ֖יהָ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

from the hand
מִיַּ֥ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

of the Philistines.
פְּלִשְׁתִּֽים׃ (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia
(1-3) Reduction of the Philistines, Moabites, and Arameans of Zobah.

(1) Now after this it came to pass.--Literally, And it befel afterwards. This expression does not put the contents of this chapter into direct chronological sequence with those of the last. (Comp. Note on 1Chronicles 17:1.) The formula of the original history, from which both Samuel and Chronicles have derived a chief part of their substance, has been taken over without modification, after the manner of Oriental compilers. We may, therefore, regard the phrase as a mere mark of transition in the narrative.

Gath and her towns.--Heb., her daughters, that is, outlying dependencies. Samuel has, "And David took the bridle [control, supremacy] of the metropolis [mother-city] out of the hand," &c. The chronicler or his authority has interpreted this curious expression (metheg h?'amm?h). If at the time Gath was the chief city of Philistia, and David made it recognise his suzerainty by payment of tribute, the phrases of both books are intelligible. In Solomon's time Gath was ruled by a king, Achish (1Kings 2:39), but he was hardly independent of Solomon. ( Comp. 1Kings 4:24. ) The general sense is the same if metheg h?'amm?h be rendered the bridle of the arm--i.e., the sovereign control, or supremacy.

Verse 1. - Took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines; literally, her daughters. The compiler of Chronicles gives us this plain statement where, in the parallel place, we find, "took Metheg-ammah," or more exactly, Metheg-ha-ammah, the explanation of which word (see 2 Samuel 8:1) is not yet ascertained. Its literal signification is "the bridle or curb of the mother city," and may mark a special strong position which commanded Gath, or it may describe Gath as owning itself to such a position. Gesenius understands it to mean that David "subjected the metropolis of the Philistines to himself," quoting the Arabian proverb, To give one s bridle to any one, as equivalent to submitting to him. He quotes also Job 30:11. It may be noted that Ammah is spoken of (2 Samuel 2:24) as the name of a hill, otherwise unknown, however. Although David subdued so many places, he reigned over them, i.e, over many of them, still by "their own kings" (1 Kings 4:24; 2 Chronicles 9:26). Hence we find Gath with a king still in 1 Kings 2:39. 18:1-17 David's victories. - This chapter is the same as 2Sa 8. Our good fight of faith, under the Captain of our salvation, will end in everlasting triumph and peace. The happiness of Israel, through David's victories, and just government, faintly shadowed forth the happiness of the redeemed in the realms above.
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