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1 Samuel 30

NRS 1 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negeb and on Ziklag. They had attacked Ziklag, burned it down, NIV 1 David and his men reached Ziklag on the third day. Now the Amalekites had raided the Negev and Ziklag. They had attacked Ziklag and burned it, NRS 2 and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great; they killed none of them, but carried them off, and went their way. NIV 2 and had taken captive the women and all who were in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way. NRS 3 When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. NIV 3 When David and his men came to Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. NRS 4 Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept, until they had no more strength to weep. NIV 4 So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. NRS 5 David's two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. NIV 5 David's two wives had been captured--Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. NRS 6 David was in great danger; for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in spirit for their sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. NIV 6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God. NRS 7 David said to the priest Abiathar son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David. NIV 7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the ephod." Abiathar brought it to him, NRS 8 David inquired of the Lord, "Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?" He answered him, "Pursue; for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue." NIV 8 and David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?" "Pursue them," he answered. "You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue." NRS 9 So David set out, he and the six hundred men who were with him. They came to the Wadi Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. NIV 9 David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Ravine, where some stayed behind, NRS 10 But David went on with the pursuit, he and four hundred men; two hundred stayed behind, too exhausted to cross the Wadi Besor. NIV 10 for two hundred men were too exhausted to cross the ravine. But David and four hundred men continued the pursuit. NRS 11 In the open country they found an Egyptian, and brought him to David. They gave him bread and he ate; they gave him water to drink; NIV 11 They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat-- NRS 12 they also gave him a piece of fig cake and two clusters of raisins. When he had eaten, his spirit revived; for he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights. NIV 12 part of a cake of pressed figs and two cakes of raisins. He ate and was revived, for he had not eaten any food or drunk any water for three days and three nights. NRS 13 Then David said to him, "To whom do you belong? Where are you from?" He said, "I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite. My master left me behind because I fell sick three days ago. NIV 13 David asked him, "To whom do you belong, and where do you come from?" He said, "I am an Egyptian, the slave of an Amalekite. My master abandoned me when I became ill three days ago. NRS 14 We had made a raid on the Negeb of the Cherethites and on that which belongs to Judah and on the Negeb of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag down." NIV 14 We raided the Negev of the Kerethites and the territory belonging to Judah and the Negev of Caleb. And we burned Ziklag." NRS 15 David said to him, "Will you take me down to this raiding party?" He said, "Swear to me by God that you will not kill me, or hand me over to my master, and I will take you down to them." NIV 15 David asked him, "Can you lead me down to this raiding party?" He answered, "Swear to me before God that you will not kill me or hand me over to my master, and I will take you down to them." NRS 16 When he had taken him down, they were spread out all over the ground, eating and drinking and dancing, because of the great amount of spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah. NIV 16 He led David down, and there they were, scattered over the countryside, eating, drinking and reveling because of the great amount of plunder they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from Judah. NRS 17 David attacked them from twilight until the evening of the next day. Not one of them escaped, except four hundred young men, who mounted camels and fled. NIV 17 David fought them from dusk until the evening of the next day, and none of them got away, except four hundred young men who rode off on camels and fled. NRS 18 David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken; and David rescued his two wives. NIV 18 David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. NRS 19 Nothing was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David brought back everything. NIV 19 Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back. NRS 20 David also captured all the flocks and herds, which were driven ahead of the other cattle; people said, "This is David's spoil." NIV 20 He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, "This is David's plunder." NRS 21 Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow David, and who had been left at the Wadi Besor. They went out to meet David and to meet the people who were with him. When David drew near to the people he saluted them. NIV 21 Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow him and who were left behind at the Besor Ravine. They came out to meet David and the people with him. As David and his men approached, he greeted them. NRS 22 Then all the corrupt and worthless fellows among the men who had gone with David said, "Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except that each man may take his wife and children, and leave." NIV 22 But all the evil men and troublemakers among David's followers said, "Because they did not go out with us, we will not share with them the plunder we recovered. However, each man may take his wife and children and go." NRS 23 But David said, "You shall not do so, my brothers, with what the Lord has given us; he has preserved us and handed over to us the raiding party that attacked us. NIV 23 David replied, "No, my brothers, you must not do that with what the LORD has given us. He has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us. NRS 24 Who would listen to you in this matter? For the share of the one who goes down into the battle shall be the same as the share of the one who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike." NIV 24 Who will listen to what you say? The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike." NRS 25 From that day forward he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel; it continues to the present day. NIV 25 David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this. NRS 26 When David came to Ziklag, he sent part of the spoil to his friends, the elders of Judah, saying, "Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the Lord"; NIV 26 When David arrived in Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, "Here is a present for you from the plunder of the LORD's enemies." NRS 27 it was for those in Bethel, in Ramoth of the Negeb, in Jattir, NIV 27 He sent it to those who were in Bethel, Ramoth Negev and Jattir; NRS 28 in Aroer, in Siphmoth, in Eshtemoa, NIV 28 to those in Aroer, Siphmoth, Eshtemoa NRS 29 in Racal, in the towns of the Jerahmeelites, in the towns of the Kenites, NIV 29 and Racal; to those in the towns of the Jerahmeelites and the Kenites; NRS 30 in Hormah, in Bor-ashan, in Athach, NIV 30 to those in Hormah, Bor Ashan, Athach NRS 31 in Hebron, all the places where David and his men had roamed. NIV 31 and Hebron; and to those in all the other places where David and his men had roamed.