KJV LexiconAnd David
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
to wish for -- covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after).
to say (used with great latitude)
Oh that one would give me drink
to quaff, i.e. (causatively) to irrigate or furnish a potion to -- cause to (give, give to, let, make to) drink, drown, moisten, water.
of the water
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
of the well
a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison) -- cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well.
Beyth Lechem (bayth leh'-khem)
house of bread; Beth-Lechem, a place in Palestine -- Beth-lehem.
that is at the gate
an opening, i.e. door or gate -- city, door, gate, port (-er).
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"
King James Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
Holman Christian Standard Bible
David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!"
International Standard Version
David expressed a longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"
David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the city gate!"
GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was thirsty and said, "I wish I could have a drink of water from the cistern at the city gate of Bethlehem."
King James 2000 Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me a drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
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