|Overview - 1 Samuel 30|
|1||The Amalekites spoil Ziklag.|
|4||David asking counsel, is encouraged by God to pursue them.|
|11||By the means of a revived Egyptian he is brought to the enemies, and recovers all the spoil.|
|22||David's law to divide the spoil equally between them that fight and them that keep the stuff.|
|26||He sends presents to his friends.|
1 Samuel 30:13 (King James Version)
And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.
- my master
- Though they had booty enough, and this poor sick slave might have been carried on an ass or a camel, yet they inhumanely left him to perish; but, in the righteous providence of God, this cruelty was the occasion of their destruction; whilst David's kindness to a perishing stranger and slave was the means of his success, and proved the truest policy.
- Job 31:13-15 ; Proverbs 12:10 ; James 2:13