New International Version
Tell it not in Gath; weep not at all. In Beth Ophrah roll in the dust.
King James Bible
Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.
Darby Bible Translation
Tell it not in Gath, weep not at all; at Beth-le-aphrah roll thyself in the dust.
World English Bible
Don't tell it in Gath. Don't weep at all. At Beth Ophrah I have rolled myself in the dust.
Young's Literal Translation
In Gath tell ye not -- in Acco weep not, In Beth-Aphrah, in dust roll thyself.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Declare ye it not at Gath - Do not let this prediction be known among the Philistines, else they will glory over you.
House of Aphrah - Or, Beth-aphrah. This place is mentioned Joshua 18:23, as in the tribe of Benjamin. There is a paronomasia, or play on words, here: בבית לעפרה עפר bebeith leaphrah aphar, "Roll thyself in the dust in the house of dust."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Aphrah. i.e., dust.
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2 Samuel 1:20
"Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.
Put on sackcloth, my people, and roll in ashes; mourn with bitter wailing as for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.
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