1 Samuel 25:15
New International Version
Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near them nothing was missing.

New Living Translation
These men have been very good to us, and we never suffered any harm from them. Nothing was stolen from us the whole time they were with us.

English Standard Version
Yet the men were very good to us, and we suffered no harm, and we did not miss anything when we were in the fields, as long as we went with them.

Berean Study Bible
Yet these men were very good to us. When we were in the field, we were not harassed, and nothing of ours went missing the whole time we lived among them.

King James Bible
But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

New King James Version
But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, nor did we miss anything as long as we accompanied them, when we were in the fields.

New American Standard Bible
Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not harmed, nor did anything go missing as long as we went with them, while we were in the fields.

NASB 1995
“Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not insulted, nor did we miss anything as long as we went about with them, while we were in the fields.

NASB 1977
“Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not insulted, nor did we miss anything as long as we went about with them, while we were in the fields.

Amplified Bible
But David’s men were very good to us, and we were not harmed or treated badly, nor did we miss anything as long as we were with them, when we were in the fields.

Christian Standard Bible
The men treated us very well. When we were in the field, we weren’t harassed and nothing of ours was missing the whole time we were living among them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men treated us well. When we were in the field, we weren’t harassed and nothing of ours was missing the whole time we were living among them.

American Standard Version
But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we anything, as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the men were very good to us and did not harm us, and they had not deprived us of anything all the days we traveled with them when we were in the wilderness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the men were very good to us; they did not hinder us, neither did they demand from us any thing all the days that we were with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These men were very good to us, and gave us no trouble: neither did we ever lose any thing all the time that we conversed with them in the desert.

English Revised Version
But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

Good News Translation
Yet they were very good to us; they never bothered us, and all the time we were with them in the fields, nothing that belonged to us was stolen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those men were very good to us. They didn't mistreat us, and we found that nothing was missing wherever we went with them when we were in the fields.

International Standard Version
The men were very good to us. They didn't harm us, and we didn't miss anything all the time we moved around with them when we were in the field.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields;

Literal Standard Version
and the men [are] very good to us, and have not put us to shame, and we have not looked after anything all the days we have gone up and down with them, in our being in the field;

NET Bible
These men were very good to us. They did not insult us, nor did we sustain any loss during the entire time we were together in the field.

New Heart English Bible
But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, nor did we miss anything as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields.

World English Bible
But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we anything, as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields.

Young's Literal Translation
and the men are very good to us, and have not put us to shame, and we have not looked after anything all the days we have gone up and down with them, in our being in the field;

Additional Translations ...
Context
David, Nabal, and Abigail
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. 15Yet these men were very good to us. When we were in the field, we were not harassed, and nothing of ours went missing the whole time we lived among them. 16They were a wall around us, both day and night, the whole time we were herding our sheep near them.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:7
Now I hear that it is time for shearing. When your shepherds were with us, we did not harass them, and nothing of theirs was missing the whole time they were in Carmel.

1 Samuel 25:21
Now David had just finished saying, "In vain I have protected all that belonged to this man in the wilderness. Nothing that belongs to him has gone missing, yet he has paid me back evil for good.


Treasury of Scripture

But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:

very good

1 Samuel 25:7,21
And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel…

Philippians 2:15
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

hurt [heb] shamed









(15) But the men were very good unto us.--The "young man" in question who spoke thus to his mistress, Abigail, was evidently one in high authority in the sheep farms of Nabal. His testimony in 1Samuel 25:15-16, respecting David is clear and decisive, and occurring as it does in the heart of an episode most discreditable to David, it bears weighty testimony to the admirable discipline and the kind forethought of the son of Jesse in times when lawlessness and pillage would have been, if not excusable, certainly to be expected. The great powers of the future king were admirably displayed in this difficult period of his life. Few men could have so moulded a wild company of free lances into a force which, according to the rather unwilling testimony of these shepherds of Nabal's, was positively a blessing to the country, instead of being, as these bands of free lances usually have been, a terrible curse.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yet these men
וְהָ֣אֲנָשִׁ֔ים (wə·hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

were very
מְאֹ֑ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

good
טֹבִ֥ים (ṭō·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

to us.
לָ֖נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

When we were
בִּֽהְיוֹתֵ֖נוּ (bih·yō·w·ṯê·nū)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in the field,
בַּשָּׂדֶֽה׃ (baś·śā·ḏeh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

we were not
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

harassed,
הָכְלַ֙מְנוּ֙ (hā·ḵə·lam·nū)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 3637: To wound, to taunt, insult

and nothing
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

of ours went missing
פָקַ֣דְנוּ (p̄ā·qaḏ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

time
יְמֵי֙ (yə·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

we lived
הִתְהַלַּ֣כְנוּ (hiṯ·hal·laḵ·nū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

among them.
אִתָּ֔ם (’it·tām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among


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