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1 Samuel 25:43

    1 Samuel 25:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they became both of them his wives.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David had taken Ahinoam of Jezreel, to be his wife; these two were his wives.

    Webster's Revision

    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they became both of them his wives.

    World English Bible

    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they both became his wives.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they became both of them his wives.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 25:43

    David also took Ahinoam - Many think that this was his wife before he took Abigail; she is always mentioned first in the list of his wives, and she was the mother of his eldest son Ammon.

    Of Jezreel - There were two places of this name; one in the tribe of Issachar, the other in the tribe of Judah.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 25:43

    In the list of David's wives Ahinoam is mentioned first 2 Samuel 3:2; 1 Chronicles 3:1. But this may be only because her son was the first-born. David's now taking two wives was an indication of his growing power and importance as a chieftain. The number was increased to six when he reigned in Hebron 1 Chronicles 3:1, and still further when he became king of all Israel 2 Samuel 5:12-13. See 1 Samuel 1:2 note.

    Of Jezreel - Not the well-known city of Samaria, which gave its name to the plain of Esdraelon, but a town of Judah, near Carmel (marginal reference).