1 Samuel 25:13
New International Version
David said to his men, "Each of you strap on your sword!" So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

New Living Translation
"Get your swords!" was David's reply as he strapped on his own. Then 400 men started off with David, and 200 remained behind to guard their equipment.

English Standard Version
And David said to his men, “Every man strap on his sword!” And every man of them strapped on his sword. David also strapped on his sword. And about four hundred men went up after David, while two hundred remained with the baggage.

Berean Study Bible
And David said to his men, “Each of you, put on your swords!” So David and all his men put on their swords, and about four hundred men followed David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

New American Standard Bible
David said to his men, "Each of you gird on his sword." So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage.

King James Bible
And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to his men, "All of you, put on your swords!" So each man put on his sword, and David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David while two hundred stayed with the supplies.

Contemporary English Version
"Everybody get your swords!" David ordered. They all strapped on their swords. Two hundred men stayed behind to guard the camp, but the other 400 followed David.

Good News Translation
"Buckle on your swords!" he ordered, and they all did. David also buckled on his sword and left with about four hundred of his men, leaving two hundred behind with the supplies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to his men, "All of you, put on your swords!" So David and all his men put on their swords. About 400 men followed David while 200 stayed with the supplies.

International Standard Version
David told his men, "Put on your swords." They put on their swords, and David put on his sword. Then about 400 men followed David, while 200 stayed with the supplies.

NET Bible
Then David instructed his men, "Each of you strap on your sword!" So each one strapped on his sword, and David also strapped on his sword. About four hundred men followed David up, while two hundred stayed behind with the equipment.

New Heart English Bible
David said to his men, "Every man put on his sword." So every man put on his sword. David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David; and two hundred stayed by the baggage.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Each of you put on your swords!" David told his men. And everyone, including David, put on his sword. About four hundred men went with David, while two hundred men stayed with the supplies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David said unto his men: 'Gird ye on every man his sword.' And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword; and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the baggage.

New American Standard 1977
And David said to his men, “Each of you gird on his sword.” So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then David said unto his men, Gird ye on each man his sword. And each one girded on his sword, and David also girded on his sword; and about four hundred men went up after David, and they left two hundred with the stuff.

King James 2000 Bible
And David said unto his men, Gird you on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the supplies.

American King James Version
And David said to his men, Gird you on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred stayed by the stuff.

American Standard Version
And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the baggage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then David said to his young men: Let every man gird on his sword. And they girded on every man his sword. And David also girded on his sword: and there followed David about four hundred men: and two hundred remained with the baggage.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword; and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the baggage.

English Revised Version
And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David said to his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the goods.

World English Bible
David said to his men, "Every man put on his sword!" Every man put on his sword. David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David; and two hundred stayed by the baggage.

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to his men, 'Gird ye on each his sword;' and they gird on each his sword, and David also girdeth on his sword, and there go up after David about four hundred men, and two hundred have remained by the vessels.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
David, Nabal, and Abigail
12So David's men turned around and went back, and they relayed to him all these words. 13And David said to his men, “Each of you, put on your swords!” So David and all his men put on their swords, and about four hundred men followed David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies. 14Meanwhile, one of Nabal’s young men informed Nabal’s wife Abigail, “Look, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, but he scolded them.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 22:2
And all who were distressed or indebted or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him.

1 Samuel 23:13
Then David and his men, about six hundred strong, set out and departed from Keilah, moving from place to place. When it was reported to Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he declined to go forth.

1 Samuel 25:12
So David's men turned around and went back, and they relayed to him all these words.

1 Samuel 27:2
So David set out with his six hundred men and went to Achish son of Maoch, the king of Gath.

1 Samuel 30:24
Who will listen to your proposal? The share of the one who went to battle will match the share of the one who stayed with the supplies. They will share alike."

2 Samuel 15:18
and all his servants marched past him--all the Cherethites and Pelethites, and six hundred Gittites who had followed him from Gath.

Treasury of Scripture

And David said to his men, Gird you on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred stayed by the stuff.

Gird ye

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Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is …

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules …

Proverbs 19:2,11 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he …

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James 1:19,20 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to …

David also

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Romans 12:19-21 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: …

two hundred

1 Samuel 30:9,10,21-24 So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and …







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

said
וַיֹּאמֶר֩ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to his men,
לַאֲנָשָׁ֜יו (la·’ă·nā·šāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

“Each of you,
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

put on
חִגְר֣וּ ׀ (ḥiḡ·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2296: To gird, gird on, gird oneself

your swords!”
חַרְבּ֗וֹ (ḥar·bōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

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

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

all his men
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

put on
וַֽיַּחְגְּרוּ֙ (way·yaḥ·gə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2296: To gird, gird on, gird oneself

their swords,
חַרְבּ֔וֹ (ḥar·bōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and about four
כְּאַרְבַּ֤ע (kə·’ar·ba‘)
Preposition-k | Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

hundred
מֵאוֹת֙ (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

men
אִ֔ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

followed
וַֽיַּעֲל֣וּ ׀ (way·ya·‘ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

David,
דָוִ֗ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

while two hundred
וּמָאתַ֖יִם (ū·mā·ṯa·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

stayed
יָשְׁב֥וּ (yā·šə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the supplies.
הַכֵּלִֽים׃ (hak·kê·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus
(13) Gird ye on every man his sword.--The formal preparation and the largeness of the force told off for the work showed how terribly David was in earnest, and how bent he was on wiping out the insult of Nabal in blood. From the view we have taken of the transaction above, David's anger is quite to be accounted for, though not to be excused.

25:12-17 God is kind to the evil and unthankful, and why may not we be so? David determined to destroy Nabal, and all that belonged to him. Is this thy voice, O David? Has he been so long in the school of affliction, where he should have learned patience, and yet is so passionate? He at other times was calm and considerate, but is put into such a heat by a few hard words, that he seeks to destroy a whole family. What are the best of men, when God leaves them to themselves, that they may know what is in their hearts? What need to pray, Lord, lead us not into temptation!
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