2 SAMUEL 23:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.”

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2 Samuel 23:14 Translation & Meaning

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And David וְדָוִ֖ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
then אָ֣ז At that time or place; also as a conjunction, therefore then
in an hold, בַּמְּצוּדָ֑ה A net, or (abstractly) capture hold
and the garrison וּמַצַּ֣ב A fixed spot; figuratively, an office, a military post garrison
of the Philistines פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
then אָ֖ז At that time or place; also as a conjunction, therefore then
in (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Bethlehem. לָֽחֶם׃ Beth-Lechem, a place in Palestine Bethlehem

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  • 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.

  • 15  And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

  • 16  And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the Lord.




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