2 Samuel 5:17
Good News Translation
The Philistines were told that David had been made king of Israel, so their army set out to capture him. When David heard of it, he went down to a fortified place.

Contemporary English Version
The Philistines heard that David was now king of Israel, and they came into the hill country to try and capture him. But David found out and went into his fortress.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistines heard that they had anointed David to be king over Israel: and they all came to seek David: and when David heard of it, he went down to a strong hold.

New American Bible
When the Philistines had heard that David was anointed king over Israel, they marched out in force to come after him. When David heard this, he went down to the refuge.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the Philistines heard that they had anointed David to be king over Israel: and they all came to seek David: and when David heard of it, he went down to a strong hold.

But when

1 Chronicles 14:8,9 And the Philistines hearing that David was anointed king over all Israel, went all up to seek him: and David heard of it, and went out against them. . . .

Psalm 2:1-5 Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? . . .

Revelation 11:15-18 And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet: and there were great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of this world is become our Lord's and his Christ's, and he shall reign for ever and ever. Amen. . . .

the hold

2 Samuel 23:14 And David was then in a hold: and there was a garrison of the Philistines then in Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:16 And David was in a hold, and the garrison of the Philistines in Bethlehem.

Context
Two Victories over the Philistines
17And the Philistines heard that they had anointed David to be king over Israel: and they all came to seek David: and when David heard of it, he went down to a strong hold.18And the Philistines coming spread themselves in the valley of Raphaim.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:33
Who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

1 Samuel 29:1
Now all the troops of the Philistines were gathered together to Aphec: and Israel also encamped by the fountain, which is in Jezrahel.

2 Samuel 5:16
And Japhia, and Elisama, and Elioda, and Eliphaleth.

2 Samuel 8:12
Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalec, and of the spoils of Adarezer the son of Rohob king of Soba.

2 Samuel 21:15
And the Philistines made war again against Israel, and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines. And David growing faint,

2 Samuel 23:14
And David was then in a hold: and there was a garrison of the Philistines then in Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:16
And David was in a hold, and the garrison of the Philistines in Bethlehem.

Additional Translations
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went in search of him; but David learned of this and went down to the stronghold.But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.

And when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the stronghold.

And the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over Israel; and all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the strong hold.

And the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, and all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard [of it], and went down to the stronghold.

And when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.

But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.

When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the stronghold.

And the Philistines hear that they have anointed David for king over Israel, and all the Philistines come up to seek David, and David heareth, and goeth down unto the fortress,
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