1 Samuel 29:5
New International Version
Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: "'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"

New Living Translation
Isn’t this the same David about whom the women of Israel sing in their dances, ‘Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”

English Standard Version
Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, ‘Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”

Berean Study Bible
Is this not the David about whom they sing in their dances: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’?”

King James Bible
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

New King James Version
Is this not David, of whom they sang to one another in dances, saying: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands’?”

New American Standard Bible
Is this not David, of whom they sing in the dances, saying, ‘Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands’?”

NASB 1995
"Is this not David, of whom they sing in the dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands '?"

NASB 1977
“Is this not David, of whom they sing in the dances, saying, ‘Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands’?”

Amplified Bible
Is this not David, of whom they used to sing in dances, ‘Saul killed his thousands, And David his ten thousands’?”

Christian Standard Bible
Isn’t this the David they sing about during their dances: Saul has killed his thousands, but David his tens of thousands? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isn't this the David they sing about during their dances: Saul has killed his thousands, but David his tens of thousands?"

American Standard Version
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Was not this David to whom the daughters of Israel were singing with timbrels and saying, “Shaul killed thousands and David ten thousands?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Is not this David whom they celebrated in dances, saying, Saul has smitten his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites even dance and sing, "Saul has killed a thousand enemies; David has killed ten thousand!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is not this David, to whom they sung in their dances, saying: Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

English Revised Version
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

Good News Translation
After all, this is David, the one about whom the women sang, as they danced, 'Saul has killed thousands, but David has killed tens of thousands.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isn't this David of whom people sing in dances: 'Saul has defeated thousands but David tens of thousands'?"

International Standard Version
Isn't this the same David about whom the maidens sang when they were dancing, 'Saul has struck down his thousands, but David his ten thousands'?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying: Saul hath slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands?'

Literal Standard Version
Is this not David, of whom they answer in choruses, saying, Saul has struck among his thousands, and David among his myriads?”

NET Bible
Isn't this David, of whom they sang as they danced, 'Saul has struck down his thousands, but David his tens of thousands'?"

New Heart English Bible
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?'"

World English Bible
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?'"

Young's Literal Translation
Is not this David, of whom they answer in choruses, saying, Saul hath smitten among his thousands, and David among his myriads?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Philistines Reject David
4But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with Achish and told him, “Send that man back and let him return to the place you assigned him. He must not go down with us into battle only to become our adversary during the war. What better way for him to regain the favor of his master than with the heads of our men? 5Is this not the David about whom they sing in their dances: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’?” 6So Achish summoned David and told him, “As surely as the LORD lives, you have been upright in my sight, and it seems right that you should march in and out with me in the army, because I have found no fault in you from the day you came to me until this day. But you have no favor in the sight of the leaders.…

Cross References
Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing.

1 Samuel 18:7
And as the women danced, they sang out: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."

1 Samuel 21:11
But the servants of Achish said to him, "Is this not David, the king of the land? Did they not sing about him in their dances, saying: 'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"


Treasury of Scripture

Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

1 Samuel 18:6,7
And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick…

1 Samuel 21:11
And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

Proverbs 27:14
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.









(5) Of whom they sang.--The folk-songs, which had originally excited Saul's jealousy of the young hero David, were current among the Philistines, who seem to have been a musical people. David's having apparently learned and practised Philistine music when in Gath, which he subsequently introduced into Jerusalem, has been already noticed.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Is this
זֶ֣ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

not
הֲלוֹא־ (hă·lō·w-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

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

about whom
אֲשֶׁ֧ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

they sing
יַעֲנוּ־ (ya·‘ă·nū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

in their dances:
בַּמְּחֹל֖וֹת (bam·mə·ḥō·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4246: A dance

‘Saul
שָׁאוּל֙ (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

has slain
הִכָּ֤ה (hik·kāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

[his] thousands,
בַּֽאֲלָפָ֔יו (ba·’ă·lā·p̄āw)
Preposition-b | Number - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 505: A thousand

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

his tens of thousands’?”
בְּרִבְבֹתָֽיו׃ (bə·riḇ·ḇō·ṯāw)
Preposition-b | Number - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7233: Multitude, myriad, ten thousand


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