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1 Samuel 30:28

    1 Samuel 30:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and to them that were in Aroer, and to them that were in Siphmoth, and to them that were in Eshtemoa,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And to those in Arara and Eshtemoa

    Webster's Revision

    and to them that were in Aroer, and to them that were in Siphmoth, and to them that were in Eshtemoa,

    World English Bible

    and to those who were in Aroer, and to those who were in Siphmoth, and to those who were in Eshtemoa,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and to them which were in Aroer, and to them which were in Siphmoth, and to them which were in Eshtemoa;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:28

    In Aroer - Situated beyond Jordan, on the banks of the river Arnon, in the tribe of God.

    Siphmoth - Supposed to be the same with Shepham, Numbers 34:10, on the eastern border of the promised land.

    Eshtemoa - Another city in the tribe of Judah. See Joshua 15:50.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 30:28

    Aroer - Not Aroer on the Arnon, but (if rightly written) some town in Judah, not elsewhere named.

    Siphmoth, Rachal 1 Samuel 30:29, and Athach 1 Samuel 30:30, are unknown and not elsewhere mentioned; but Zabdi the Shiphmite 1 Chronicles 27:27, who was over David's wine-cellars, was evidently a native of the first-named place. It is a remarkable proof of the grateful nature of David, and of his fidelity to his early friendships, as well as a curious instance of undesigned coincidence, that we find among those employed by David in offices of trust in the height of his power so many inhabitants of those obscure places where he found friends in the days of his early difficulties. Ezri the son of Chelub, Shimei the Ramathite, and Zabdi the Shiphmite, as well as Ira and Gareb, and Ittai, and Hezrai, and many others, were probably among these friends of his youth.