2 Samuel 23:12
New International Version
But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory.

New Living Translation
but Shammah held his ground in the middle of the field and beat back the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.

English Standard Version
But he took his stand in the midst of the plot and defended it and struck down the Philistines, and the LORD worked a great victory.

Berean Study Bible
But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.

New American Standard Bible
But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.

King James Bible
But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.

Christian Standard Bible
but Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.

Contemporary English Version
but Shammah stood in the middle of the field and killed the Philistines. The crops were saved, and the LORD gave Israel a great victory.

Good News Translation
but Shammah stood his ground in the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. The LORD won a great victory that day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.

International Standard Version
but Shammah stood his ground in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. And the LORD brought about a great victory.

NET Bible
But he made a stand in the middle of that area. He defended it and defeated the Philistines; the LORD gave them a great victory.

New Heart English Bible
But he stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and killed the Philistines; and the LORD worked a great victory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he stood in the middle of the field and defended it by killing Philistines. So the LORD won an impressive victory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD wrought a great victory.

New American Standard 1977
But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he stood in the midst of the inheritance and defended it and slew the Philistines, and the LORD wrought a great salvation.

King James 2000 Bible
But he stood in the middle of the field, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD brought about a great victory.

American King James Version
But he stood in the middle of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD worked a great victory.

American Standard Version
But he stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and slew the Philistines; and Jehovah wrought a great victory.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he stood firm in the midst of the portion, and rescued it, and smote the Philistines; and the Lord wrought a great deliverance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He stood in the midst of the field, and defended it, and defeated the Philistines: and the Lord gave a great victory.

Darby Bible Translation
and he stood in the midst of the plot and delivered it, and smote the Philistines, and Jehovah wrought a great deliverance.

English Revised Version
But he stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.

World English Bible
But he stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and killed the Philistines; and Yahweh worked a great victory.

Young's Literal Translation
and he stationeth himself in the midst of the portion, and delivereth it, and smiteth the Philistines, and Jehovah worketh a great salvation.
Study Bible
David's Mighty Men
11And after him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines had banded together near a field full of lentils, Israel's troops fled from them. 12But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory. 13At harvest time, three of the thirty chief men went down to David at the cave of Adullam, while a company of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:10
but Eleazar stood his ground and struck the Philistines until his hand grew weary and stuck to his sword. The LORD brought about a great victory that day. Then the troops returned to him, but only to plunder the dead.

1 Chronicles 11:13
He was with David at Pas-dammim when the Philistines gathered there for battle. At the place with a field full of barley, the troops fled from the Philistines.

Treasury of Scripture

But he stood in the middle of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD worked a great victory.

the Lord

2 Samuel 23:10
He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.

Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Psalm 44:2
How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.







Lexicon
But Shammah took his stand
וַיִּתְיַצֵּ֤ב (way·yiṯ·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

in the middle
בְּתוֹךְ־ (bə·ṯō·wḵ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

of the field,
הַֽחֶלְקָה֙ (ha·ḥel·qāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

defended it,
וַיַּצִּילֶ֔הָ (way·yaṣ·ṣî·le·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

and struck down
וַיַּ֖ךְ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

the Philistines.
פְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

So the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

brought about
וַיַּ֥עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a great
גְדוֹלָֽה׃ (ḡə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

victory.
תְּשׁוּעָ֥ה (tə·šū·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8668: Deliverance, salvation
23:8-39 David once earnestly longed for the water at the well of Bethlehem. It seems to be an instance of weakness. He was thirsty; with the water of that well he had often refreshed himself when a youth, and it was without due thought that he desired it. Were his valiant men so forward to expose themselves, upon the least hint of their prince's mind, and so eager to please him, and shall not we long to approve ourselves to our Lord Jesus, by ready compliance with his will, as shown us by his word, Spirit, and providence? But David poured out the water as a drink-offering to the Lord. Thus he would cross his own foolish fancy, and punish himself for indulging it, and show that he had sober thoughts to correct his rash ones, and knew how to deny himself. Did David look upon that water as very precious which was got at the hazard of these men's blood, and shall not we much more value those benefits for purchasing which our blessed Saviour shed his blood? Let all beware of neglecting so great salvation.
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