1 Samuel 29:5
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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’?”

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 '?"

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?

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?"

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

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.'"

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?"

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'?"

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?'"

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands and David his ten thousands?

King James 2000 Bible
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul smote 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?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is not this David, of whom they sung one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and 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?'
Study Bible
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 …

1 Samuel 21:11 And the servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David the king …

Proverbs 27:14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the …







(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.

Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances,.... Long ago:

saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands; so that he is an old sworn enemy of ours; and the more valiant and victorious he has been, the less is he to be trusted, see 1 Samuel 18:7. 29:1-5 David waited with a secret hope that the Lord would help him out of his difficulty. But he seems to have been influenced too much by the fear of man, in consenting to attend Achish. It is hard to come near to the brink of sin, and not to fall in. God inclined the princes of the Philistines to oppose David's being employed in the battle. Thus their dislike befriended him, when no friend could do him such a kindness.
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