2 Samuel 5:21
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King James Version
And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

Darby Bible Translation
And they left their images there, and David and his men took them away.

World English Bible
They left their images there; and David and his men took them away.

Young's Literal Translation
And they forsake there their idols, and David and his men lift them up.

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King James Translators' Notes

burned...: or, took them away

Geneva Study Bible

And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.2 Samuel 5:21 Parallel Commentaries

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Early Days
The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

God's Strange Work
'That He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act.'--ISAIAH xxviii. 21. How the great events of one generation fall dead to another! There is something very pathetic in the oblivion that swallows up world- resounding deeds. Here the prophet selects two instances which to him are solemn and singular examples of divine judgment, and we have difficulty in finding out to what he refers. To him they seemed the most luminous illustrations he could find of the principle
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The King.
We have now to turn and see the sudden change of fortune which lifted the exile to a throne. The heavy cloud which had brooded so long over the doomed king broke in lightning crash on the disastrous field of Gilboa. Where is there a sadder and more solemn story of the fate of a soul which makes shipwreck "of faith and of a good conscience," than that awful page which tells how, godless, wretched, mad with despair and measureless pride, he flung himself on his bloody sword, and died a suicide's death,
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Chronicles 14:12
And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

Isaiah 46:2
They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

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