1 Samuel 30:11

11 They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat—

Read 1 Samuel 30:11 Using Other Translations

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;
They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. And they gave him bread and he ate. They gave him water to drink,
Along the way they found an Egyptian man in a field and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink.

What does 1 Samuel 30:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 30:11

And they found an Egyptian in the field
As they passed along, lying there, having been sick, and was half starved, almost dead:

and brought him to David;
to know what was to be done with him; being in the habit of a soldier, they concluded he might be one of the company they were in pursuit of; but whether they should kill him, or make use of him for intelligence and as a guide, could they bring him to himself, they knew not, and therefore brought him to David:

and gave him bread, and he did eat, and they made him drink water;
both which they had with them for their own use; had he been an Amalekite, and not an Egyptian, they might not have relieved or spared him, but must have destroyed him at once; see ( Deuteronomy 25:19 ) .

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