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1 Samuel 30

NLT 1 Three days later, when David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the Negev and Ziklag; they had crushed Ziklag and burned it to the ground. 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, NLT 2 They had carried off the women and children and everyone else but without killing anyone. NIV 2 and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way. NLT 3 When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families, NIV 3 When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. NLT 4 they wept until they could weep no more. NIV 4 So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. NLT 5 David’s two wives, Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal from Carmel, were among those captured. NIV 5 David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. NLT 6 David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength 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. NLT 7 Then he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring me the ephod!” So Abiathar brought it. NIV 7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelek, “Bring me the ephod.” Abiathar brought it to him, NLT 8 Then David asked the LORD, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the LORD told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!” 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.” NLT 9 So David and his 600 men set out, and they came to the brook Besor. NIV 9 David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Valley, where some stayed behind. NLT 10 But 200 of the men were too exhausted to cross the brook, so David continued the pursuit with 400 men. NIV 10 Two hundred of them were too exhausted to cross the valley, but David and the other four hundred continued the pursuit. NLT 11 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. NIV 11 They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat— NLT 12 They also gave him part of a fig cake and two clusters of raisins, for he hadn’t had anything to eat or drink for three days and nights. Before long his strength returned. 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. NLT 13 “To whom do you belong, and where do you come from?” David asked him. “I am an Egyptian—the slave of an Amalekite,” he replied. “My master abandoned me three days ago because I was sick. NIV 13 David asked him, “Who do you belong to? 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. NLT 14 We were on our way back from raiding the Kerethites in the Negev, the territory of Judah, and the land of Caleb, and we had just burned Ziklag.” NIV 14 We raided the Negev of the Kerethites, some territory belonging to Judah and the Negev of Caleb. And we burned Ziklag.” NLT 15 “Will you lead me to this band of raiders?” David asked. The young man replied, “If you take an oath in God’s name that you will not kill me or give me back to my master, then I will guide you 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.” NLT 16 So he led David to them, and they found the Amalekites spread out across the fields, eating and drinking and dancing with joy because of the vast amount of plunder they had taken from the Philistines and 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. NLT 17 David and his men rushed in among them and slaughtered them throughout that night and the entire next day until evening. None of the Amalekites escaped except 400 young men who fled on camels. 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. NLT 18 David got back everything the Amalekites had taken, and he rescued his two wives. NIV 18 David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. NLT 19 Nothing was missing: small or great, son or daughter, nor anything else that had been taken. David brought everything back. NIV 19 Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back. NLT 20 He also recovered all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock. “This plunder belongs to David!” they said. 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.” NLT 21 Then David returned to the brook Besor and met up with the 200 men who had been left behind because they were too exhausted to go with him. They went out to meet David and his men, and David greeted them joyfully. 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 Valley. They came out to meet David and the men with him. As David and his men approached, he asked them how they were. NLT 22 But some evil troublemakers among David’s men said, “They didn’t go with us, so they can’t have any of the plunder we recovered. Give them their wives and children, and tell them to be gone.” 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.” NLT 23 But David said, “No, my brothers! Don’t be selfish with what the LORD has given us. He has kept us safe and helped us defeat the band of raiders 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 delivered into our hands the raiding party that came against us. NLT 24 Who will listen when you talk like this? We share and share alike—those who go to battle and those who guard the equipment.” 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.” NLT 25 From then on David made this a decree and regulation for Israel, and it is still followed today. NIV 25 David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this. NLT 26 When he arrived at Ziklag, David sent part of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends. “Here is a present for you, taken from the LORD ’s enemies,” he said. NIV 26 When David reached Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to the elders of Judah, who were his friends, saying, “Here is a gift for you from the plunder of the LORD’s enemies.” NLT 27 The gifts were sent to the people of the following towns David had visited: Bethel, Ramoth-negev, Jattir, NIV 27 David sent it to those who were in Bethel, Ramoth Negev and Jattir; NLT 28 Aroer, Siphmoth, Eshtemoa, NIV 28 to those in Aroer, Siphmoth, Eshtemoa NLT 29 Racal, the towns of the Jerahmeelites, the towns of the Kenites, NIV 29 and Rakal; to those in the towns of the Jerahmeelites and the Kenites; NLT 30 Hormah, Bor-ashan, Athach, NIV 30 to those in Hormah, Bor Ashan, Athak NLT 31 Hebron, and all the other places David and his men had visited. NIV 31 and Hebron; and to those in all the other places where he and his men had roamed.

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