Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

1 Samuel 23:1

    1 Samuel 23:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshing floors.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing-floors.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they sent word to David, saying, The Philistines are fighting against Keilah and taking the grain from the grain-floors.

    Webster's Revision

    And they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing-floors.

    World English Bible

    David was told, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and are robbing the threshing floors."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah, and they rob the threshing-floors.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 23:1

    The Philistines fight against Keilah - Keilah was a fortified town in the tribe of Judah near to Eleutheropolis, on the road to Hebron.

    Rob the threshing-floors - This was an ancient custom of the Philistines, Midianites, and others. See Judges 6:4. When the corn was ripe and fit to be threshed, and they had collected it at the threshing-floors, which were always in the open field, then their enemies came upon them and spoiled them of the fruits of their harvest.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 23:1

    David's growing importance, fugitive as he was, is marked by this appeal to him for deliverance from the Philistines. The "threshing floors" were the natural objects of plunder Judges 6:11. Keilah was in the Shephelah (marginal reference), probably close to the Philistine border, but its site is uncertain.

    Joshua 2:11 Samuel Joshua 23:1 PP1