1 Samuel 30:18
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New International Version
David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives.

King James Bible
And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.

Darby Bible Translation
And David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken: and David recovered his two wives.

World English Bible
David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken; and David rescued his two wives.

Young's Literal Translation
And David delivereth all that the Amalekites have taken; also his two wives hath David delivered.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There escaped not a man of them - It is well known to every careful reader of the Bible, that the Amalekites were a proscribed people, even by God himself, and that in extirpating them it has been supposed David fulfilled the express will of God. But all this depends on whether he had an express commission to do so, received from God himself, as Saul had.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 14:16 He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the people.

At the Front or the Base
'As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff.'--1 Samuel xxx. 24. David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath. On their return they found ruin, their homes harried, their wives, children, and property carried off. Wearied already with their long march, they set off at once in pursuit of the spoilers, who had had a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Genesis 14:16
He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

1 Samuel 30:8
and David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?" "Pursue them," he answered. "You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue."

Jeremiah 41:12
they took all their men and went to fight Ishmael son of Nethaniah. They caught up with him near the great pool in Gibeon.

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