1 Samuel 25:16
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New American Standard Bible
"They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them tending the sheep.

King James Bible
They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Darby Bible Translation
They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the while we were with them feeding the sheep.

World English Bible
They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Young's Literal Translation
a wall they have been unto us both by night and by day, all the days of our being with them, feeding the flock.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

A wall - To protect them from the attacks of the Bedouins, etc. They had been as safe with David's men around them as if they had been dwelling in a walled town.

1 Samuel 25:16 Parallel Commentaries

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How the Meek and the Passionate are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 17.) Differently to be admonished are the meek and the passionate. For sometimes the meek, when they are in authority, suffer from the torpor of sloth, which is a kindred disposition, and as it were placed hard by. And for the most part from the laxity of too great gentleness they soften the force of strictness beyond need. But on the other hand the passionate, in that they are swept on into frenzy of mind by the impulse of anger, break up the calm of quietness, and so throw into
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

The Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Exodus 14:22
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

1 Samuel 25:17
"Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him."

Job 1:10
"Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

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