1 Samuel 30:1

Overview - 1 Samuel 30
The Amalekites spoil Ziklag.
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.
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1 Samuel 30:1  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

were come
29:11 2 Samuel 1:2

on the third
This was the third day after he had left the Philistine army at Aphek, from which place, Calmet supposes, Ziklag was distant more than thirty leagues.

the Amalekites
15:7 27:8-10 Genesis 24:62 ; Joshua 11:6