2 Samuel 5:18
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New International Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;

King James Bible
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

World English Bible
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Philistines have come, and are spread out in the valley of Rephaim.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Philistines came up to seek David - Ever since the defeat of the Israelites and the fall of Saul and his sons, the Philistines seem to have been in undisturbed possession of the principal places in the land of Israel; now, finding that David was chosen king by the whole nation, they thought best to attack him before his army got too numerous, and the affairs of the kingdom were properly settled.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the valley

2 Samuel 23:13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam...

Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim...

Joshua 15:8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem...

1 Chronicles 11:15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam...

Isaiah 17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathers the corn, and reaps the ears with his arm...

Library
One Fold and one Shepherd
'Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2. Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 3. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel. 4. David was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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

Cross References
Genesis 14:5
In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim

Joshua 15:8
Then it ran up the Valley of Ben Hinnom along the southern slope of the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem). From there it climbed to the top of the hill west of the Hinnom Valley at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.

Joshua 17:15
"If you are so numerous," Joshua answered, "and if the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you, go up into the forest and clear land for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites."

Joshua 18:16
The boundary went down to the foot of the hill facing the Valley of Ben Hinnom, north of the Valley of Rephaim. It continued down the Hinnom Valley along the southern slope of the Jebusite city and so to En Rogel.

2 Samuel 5:22
Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;

2 Samuel 23:13
During harvest time, three of the thirty chief warriors came down to David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.

Isaiah 17:5
It will be as when reapers harvest the standing grain, gathering the grain in their arms-- as when someone gleans heads of grain in the Valley of Rephaim.

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