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1 Samuel 18:7

    1 Samuel 18:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the women sang one to another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the women, answering one another in their song, said, Saul has put to death his thousands and David his tens of thousands.

    Webster's Revision

    And the women sang one to another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.

    World English Bible

    The women sang one to another as they played, and said, "Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the women sang one to another in their play, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 18:7

    Saul hath slain his thousands - As it cannot literally be true that Saul had slain thousands, and David ten thousands; it would be well to translate the passage thus: Saul hath smitten or fought against thousands; David against tens of thousands. "Though Saul has been victorious in all his battles; yet he has not had such great odds against him as David has had; Saul, indeed, has been opposed by thousands; David, by ten thousands." We may here remark that the Philistines had drawn out their whole forces at this time: and when Goliath was slain, they were totally discomfited by the Israelites, led on chiefly by David.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 18:7

    As they played - Or danced with vocal and instrumental music (see Judges 16:25 note).