2 SAMUEL 23:12



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“But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory.”

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2 Samuel 23:12 Translation & Meaning

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But he stood וַיִּתְיַצֵּ֤ב To place (any thing so as to stay); reflexively, to station, offer, continue stood
in the midst בְּתוֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center midst
of the ground, הַֽחֶלְקָה֙ Properly, smoothness; figuratively, an allotment ground
and defended וַיַּצִּילֶ֔הָ To snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense defended
it, and slew וַיַּ֖ךְ To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) slew
the Philistines: פְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
and the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
wrought וַיַּ֥עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application wrought
a great גְדוֹלָֽה׃ Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
victory. תְּשׁוּעָ֥ה Rescue (literal or figurative, persons, national or spiritual) victory

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  • 10  He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.

  • 11  And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.

  • 12  But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory.

  • 13  And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.

  • 14  And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.


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