1 Samuel 30:11

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to Dauid, and gaue him bread, and he did eate, and they made him drinke water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they gave him water to drink.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the fields they saw an Egyptian whom they took to David, and they gave him bread, and he had a meal, and they gave him water for drink;
- Basic English Bible

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he ate; and they gave him water to drink,
- Darby Bible

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he ate; and they made him drink water;
- Webster's Bible

They found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he ate; and they gave him water to drink.
- World English Bible

and they find a man, an Egyptian, in the field, and take him unto David, and give to him bread, and he eateth, and they cause him to drink water,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they gave him water to drink;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 30:11


30:10 Four hundred - A small number for such an attempt: but David was strong in faith, giving God the glory of his power and faithfulness.

30:12 Three days and nights - One whole day and part of two others, as appears from the next verse, where he saith, three days ago I fell sick, but in the Hebrew it is, this is the third day since I fell sick.

30:13 Egypt - God by his providence so ordering it, that he was not one of that cursed race of the Amalekites, who were to be utterly destroyed, but an Egyptian, who might be spared. Left me - In this place and condition: which was barbarous inhumanity: for he ought, and easily might have carried him away with the prey which they had taken. But he paid dear for this cruelty, for this was the occasion of the ruin of him and all their company. And God by his secret providence ordered the matter thus for that very end. So that there is no fighting against God, who can make the smallest accidents serviceable to the production of the greatest effects.


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