1Samuel 30 - Prayer Tents



Share:

Previous ChapterNext ChapterReduce Font SizeIncrease Font Size
1Samuel 30
New King James Version

David’s Conflict with the Amalekites

30Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire,H1732H582H935H6860H7992H3117H6003H6584H5045H6860H5221H6860H8313H784 2and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way.H802H7617H4191H376H1419H6996H5090H3212H1870 3So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.H1732H582H935H5892H8313H784H802H1121H1323H7617 4Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep.H1732H5971H5375H6963H1058H3581H1058 5And David's two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive.H1732H8147H802H7617H293H3159H26H802H5037H3761 6Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.H1732H3966H3334H5971H559H5619H5315H5971H4843H376H1121H1323H1732H2388H3068H430 7Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, "Please bring the ephod here to me." And Abiathar brought the ephod to David.H1732H559H54H3548H288H1121H5066H646H54H5066H646H1732 8So David inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?" And He answered him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all."H1732H7592H3068H559H7291H310H1416H5381H559H7291H5381H5381H5337H5337 9So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind.H1732H3212H8337H3967H376H935H5158H1308H3498H5975 10But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.H1732H7291H702H3967H376H3967H5975H6296H5674H5158H1308 11Then they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David; and they gave him bread and he ate, and they let him drink water.H4672H376H4713H7704H3947H1732H5414H3899H398H8248H4325 12And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. So when he had eaten, his strength came back to him; for he had eaten no bread nor drunk water for three days and three nights.H5414H6400H1690H8147H6778H398H7307H7725H398H3899H8354H4325H7969H3117H7969H3915 13Then David said to him, "To whom do you belong, and where are you from?" And he said, "I am a young man from Egypt, servant of an Amalekite; and my master left me behind, because three days ago I fell sick.H1732H559H559H5288H4713H5650H376H6003H113H5800H7969H3117H2470 14"We made an invasion of the southern area of the Cherethites, in the territory which belongs to Judah, and of the southern area of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire."H6584H5045H3774H3063H5045H3612H8313H6860H784 15And David said to him, "Can you take me down to this troop?" So he said, "Swear to me by God that you will neither kill me nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will take you down to this troop."H1732H559H3381H1416H559H7650H430H4191H518H5462H3027H113H3381H1416 16And when he had brought him down, there they were, spread out over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil which they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.H3381H5203H6440H776H398H8354H2287H1419H7998H3947H776H6430H776H3063 17Then David attacked them from twilight until the evening of the next day. Not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.H1732H5221H5399H6153H4283H4422H376H702H3967H5288H376H7392H1581H5127 18So David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives.H1732H5337H6002H3947H1732H5337H8147H802 19And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all.H5737H4480H6996H1419H1121H1323H7998H3947H1732H7725 20Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, "This is David's spoil."H1732H3947H6629H1241H5090H6440H1931H4735H559H1732H7998 21Now David came to the two hundred men who had been so weary that they could not follow David, whom they also had made to stay at the Brook Besor. So they went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him. And when David came near the people, he greeted them.H1732H935H3967H582H6296H3212H310H1732H3427H5158H1308H3318H7125H1732H7125H5971H1732H5066H5971H7592H7965 22Then all the wicked and worthless men of those who went with David answered and said, "Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except for every man's wife and children, that they may lead them away and depart."H6030H7451H376H1100H582H1980H1732H559H1980H5414H7998H5337H376H802H1121H5090H3212 23But David said, "My brethren, you shall not do so with what the LORD has given us, who has preserved us and delivered into our hand the troop that came against us.H559H1732H6213H251H3068H5414H8104H5414H1416H935H3027 24"For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike."H8085H1697H2506H3381H3381H4421H2506H3427H3627H2505H3162 25So it was, from that day forward; he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel to this day.H3117H4605H7760H2706H4941H3478H3117 26Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD"—H1732H935H6860H7971H7998H2205H3063H7453H559H1293H7998H341H3068 27to those who were in Bethel, those who were in Ramoth of the South, those who were in Jattir,H834H1008H5045H7418H3492 28those who were in Aroer, those who were in Siphmoth, those who were in Eshtemoa,H6177H8224H851 29those who were in Rachal, those who were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, those who were in the cities of the Kenites,H7403H5892H3397H5892H7017 30those who were in Hormah, those who were in Chorashan, those who were in Athach,H2767H3565H6269 31those who were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were accustomed to rove.H2275H4725H1732H582H1980


New King James Version (NKJV). Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. More details.

Old Testament
  • 25. Lamentations (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 29. Joel (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 31. Obadiah (1)
  • 1
  • 34. Nahum (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 35. Habakkuk (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 36. Zephaniah (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 37. Haggai (2)
  • 1
  • 2

New Testament
  • 50. Philippians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 51. Colossians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 52. 1 Thessalonians (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 53. 2 Thessalonians (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 55. 2 Timothy (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 56. Titus (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 57. Philemon (1)
  • 1
  • 61. 2 Peter (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 63. 2 John (1)
  • 1
  • 64. 3 John (1)
  • 1
  • 65. Jude (1)
  • 1
Please login to see history of your searches
Hide Subtitles
Hide Footnotes
Spacing: 0 1 2 3
Return to top