1 Samuel 30:14

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."

1 Samuel 30:14 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 30:14

We made an invasion [upon] the south of the Cherethites
The Philistines so called, or at least one nation of them, such that dwelt to the south of the land, ( 1 Samuel 30:16 ) ; (See Gill on Zephaniah 2:5);

and upon [the coast] which [belongeth] to Judah;
the south of Judah, where David pretended he had been, and had spoiled, and which was now actually done by the Amalekites, ( 1 Samuel 27:10 ) ;

and upon the south of Caleb;
that part of the tribe of Judah which belonged to Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and his posterity, and which was the southern part of it, ( Joshua 15:19 ) ;

and we burnt Ziklag with fire;
and then departed.

1 Samuel 30:14 In-Context

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.
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.
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."
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."
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.