1 Samuel 30:11
New International Version
They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat—

New Living Translation
Along the way they found an Egyptian man in a field and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink.

English Standard Version
They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. And they gave him bread and he ate. They gave him water to drink,

Berean Study Bible
Now his men found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David. They gave the man water to drink and food to eat—

King James Bible
And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;

New King James Version
Then they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David; and they gave him bread and he ate, and they let him drink water.

New American Standard Bible
Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.

NASB 1995
Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.

NASB 1977
Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.

Amplified Bible
They found an Egyptian [who had collapsed] in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they gave him water to drink,

Christian Standard Bible
David’s men found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink.

American Standard Version
And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they gave him water to drink.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they found an Egyptian man in a field, and they brought him to David, and they gave him bread, and he ate and drank water

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they find an Egyptian in the field, and they take him, and bring him to David; and they gave him bread and he ate, and they caused him to drink water.

Contemporary English Version
Some of David's men found an Egyptian out in a field and took him to David. They gave the Egyptian some bread, and he ate it. Then they gave him a drink of water,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David: and they gave him bread to eat, and water to drink,

English Revised Version
And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they gave him water to drink:

Good News Translation
The men with David found a young Egyptian out in the country and brought him to David. They gave him some food and water,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David's men found an Egyptian in the open country and took him to David. They gave him food to eat and water to drink.

International Standard Version
They found an Egyptian man in the field, and they took him to David. They gave him food to eat and provided water for him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they gave him water to drink;

Literal Standard Version
and they find a man, an Egyptian, in the field, and take him to David, and give bread to him, and he eats, and they cause him to drink water,

NET Bible
Then they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David. They gave him bread to eat and water to drink.

New Heart English Bible
They found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he ate; and they gave him water to drink.

World English Bible
They found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he ate; and they gave him water to drink.

Young's Literal Translation
and they find a man, an Egyptian, in the field, and take him unto David, and give to him bread, and he eateth, and they cause him to drink water,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Destroys the Amalekites
10because two hundred men were too exhausted to cross the brook. But David and four hundred men continued in pursuit. 11Now his men found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David. They gave the man water to drink and food to eat— 12a piece of a fig cake and two clusters of raisins. So he ate and was revived, for he had not had any food or water for three days and three nights.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 30:10
because two hundred men were too exhausted to cross the brook. But David and four hundred men continued in pursuit.

1 Samuel 30:12
a piece of a fig cake and two clusters of raisins. So he ate and was revived, for he had not had any food or water for three days and three nights.


Treasury of Scripture

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;

gave him

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: …

Deuteronomy 23:7
Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.

Proverbs 25:21
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:









(11) An Egyptian.--The Amalekites, as above stated, were a nomad race; their wanderings would have taken them to the frontiers of Egypt, hence the probability of their having Egyptian slaves in their tribe. The savage nature of these untamed sons of the desert has been already commented upon when the war of extermination with Amalek was discussed. They seem to have been a ruthless, cruel race, the scourge of the desert, and of the people dwelling near its borders. From the narrative, they had evidently many camels in their force (1Samuel 30:17), so the abandonment of the sick slave, left, without food or water, to die of hunger, was a needless act of barbarity on their part.

Verses 11, 12. - An Egyptian, the slave, as we read in ver. 13, of some Amalekite, left in the field, in the open common, to perish. He had become faint and could not travel as fast as they did, and so was left behind with no supplies of food, for he had eaten nothing for three days and three nights. The Amalekites had thus a start of at least this time, or even more, as this slave would probably have carried some food away with him from Ziklag.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now [his men] found
וַֽיִּמְצְא֤וּ (way·yim·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

an Egyptian
מִצְרִי֙ (miṣ·rî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4713: Egyptian -- inhabitant of Egypt

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

and brought
וַיִּקְח֥וּ (way·yiq·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

him to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

They gave
וַיִּתְּנוּ־ (way·yit·tə·nū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

[the man]
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

water
מָֽיִם׃ (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

to drink
וַיַּשְׁקֻ֖הוּ (way·yaš·qu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

and food
לֶ֙חֶם֙ (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

to eat—
וַיֹּ֔אכַל (way·yō·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat


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