Compare Translations for 1 Samuel 29:5

1 Samuel 29:5 ASV
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 BBE
Is this not David, who was named in their songs, when in the dance they said to one another, Saul has put to death thousands, and David tens of thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 CEB
After all, this is the same David people sing about in their dances, ‘Saul has killed his thousands, but David has killed his tens of thousands!'"
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1 Samuel 29:5 CJB
This is David! They used to dance and sing about him, 'Sha'ul has killed his thousands, but David his tens of thousands'!"
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1 Samuel 29:5 RHE
Is not this David, to whom they sung in their dances, saying: Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 ESV
Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, 'Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 GW
Isn't this David of whom people sing in dances: 'Saul has defeated thousands but David tens of thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 GNT
After all, this is David, the one about whom the women sang, as they danced, "Saul has killed thousands, but David has killed tens of thousands.' "
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1 Samuel 29:5 HNV
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Sha'ul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 CSB
Isn't this the David they sing about during their dances: Saul has killed his thousands, but David his tens of thousands?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 KJV
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying , Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 LEB
[Is] this not David about whom they sing in the dances, saying, 'Saul has killed his thousands, but David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 NAS
"Is this not David, of whom they sing in the dances, saying, 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands '?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 NCV
David is the one the Israelites dance and sing about, saying: 'Saul has killed thousands of his enemies, but David has killed tens of thousands.'"
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1 Samuel 29:5 NIRV
Isn't David the one the Israelites sang about when they danced? They sang, " 'Saul has killed thousands of men. David has killed tens of thousands.' "
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1 Samuel 29:5 NIV
Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: " 'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 NKJV
Is this not David, of whom they sang to one another in dances, saying: 'Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 NLT
Isn't this the same David about whom the women of Israel sing in their dances, 'Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 NRS
Is this not David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, "Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 RSV
Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, 'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 DBY
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul smote his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 MSG
Isn't this the same David they celebrate at their parties, singing, Saul kills by the thousand, David by the ten thousand!"
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1 Samuel 29:5 WBT
[Is] not this David, of whom they sung one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 TMB
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, `Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 TNIV
Isn't this the David they sang about in their dances: " 'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?"
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1 Samuel 29:5 WEB
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?
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1 Samuel 29:5 WYC
Whether this is not David, to whom they sang in dances, and said, Saul smote in [his] thousands, and David smote in his ten thousands? (Is this not David, whom they sang about as they danced, and said, Saul struck down thousands, but David struck down tens of thousands?)
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1 Samuel 29:5 YLT
Is not this David, of whom they answer in choruses, saying, Saul hath smitten among his thousands, and David among his myriads?'
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1 Samuel 29 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 29

David objected to by the Philistines. (1-5) He is dismissed by Achish. (6-11)

Verses 1-5 David waited with a secret hope that the Lord would help him out of his difficulty. But he seems to have been influenced too much by the fear of man, in consenting to attend Achish. It is hard to come near to the brink of sin, and not to fall in. God inclined the princes of the Philistines to oppose David's being employed in the battle. Thus their dislike befriended him, when no friend could do him such a kindness.

Verses 6-11 David scarcely ever had a greater deliverance than when dismissed from such insnaring service. God's people should always behave themselves so, as, if possible, to get the good word of all they have dealings with: and it is due to those who have acted well, to speak well of them.

1 Samuel 29 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 29

1 Samuel 29:1-5 . DAVID MARCHING WITH THE PHILISTINES TO FIGHT WITH ISRAEL.

1. Aphek--( Joshua 12:8 ), in the tribe of Issachar, and in the plain of Esdraelon. A person who compares the Bible account of Saul's last battle with the Philistines, with the region around Gilboa, has the same sort of evidence that the account relates what is true, that a person would have that such a battle as Waterloo really took place. Gilboa, Jezreel, Shunem, En-dor, are all found, still bearing the same names. They lie within sight of each other. Aphek is the only one of the cluster not yet identified. Jezreel on the northern slope of Gilboa, and at the distance of twenty minutes to the east, is a large fountain, and a smaller one still nearer; just the position which a chieftain would select, both on account of its elevation and the supply of water needed for his troops [HACKETT, Scripture Illustrated].

2. David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish--as the commander of the lifeguards of Achish, who was general of this invading army of the Philistines.

3. these days, or these years--He had now been with the Philistines a full year and four months ( 1 Samuel 27:7 ), and also some years before. It has been thought that David kept up a private correspondence with this Philistine prince, either on account of his native generosity, or in the anticipation that an asylum in his territories would sooner or later be needed.

4. the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him--It must be considered a happy circumstance in the overruling providence of God to rescue David out of the dangerous dilemma in which he was now placed. But David is not free from censure in his professions to Achish ( 1 Samuel 29:8 ), to do what he probably had not the smallest purpose of doing--of fighting with Achish against his enemies. It is just an instance of the unhappy consequences into which a false step--a departure from the straight course of duty--will betray everyone who commits it.

9. notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said--The Philistine government had constitutional checks--or at least the king was not an absolute sovereign; but his authority was limited--his proceedings liable to be controlled by "the powerful barons of that rude and early period--much as the kings of Europe in the Middle Ages were by the proud and lawless aristocracy which surrounded them" [CHALMERS].