New Living Translation
One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors.
King James Bible
Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.
Darby Bible Translation
And they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshing-floors.
World English Bible
David was told, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing floors."
Young's Literal Translation
And they declare to David, saying, 'Lo, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they are spoiling the threshing-floors.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:1 The Philistines, and c. - Probably it was the departure of God and David from Saul, that encouraged the Philistines to make this inroad. When princes begin to persecute God's people and ministers, let them expect nothing but vexation on all sides.
Keilah, Aczib, and Mareshah--nine towns with their surrounding villages.
Next to him, repairs were made by a group of Levites working under the supervision of Rehum son of Bani. Then came Hashabiah, the leader of half the district of Keilah, who supervised the building of the wall on behalf of his own district.
Next down the line were his countrymen led by Binnui son of Henadad, the leader of the other half of the district of Keilah.
The whole statue was crushed into small pieces of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth.
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