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1 Samuel 30:31

    1 Samuel 30:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and to them that were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in Hebron, and to all the places where David and his men had been living.

    Webster's Revision

    and to them that were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

    World English Bible

    and to those who were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men used to stay.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and to them which were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 30:31

    Haunt - To inhabit, visit or dwell.
    Wont - To be accustomed to.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:31

    To them which were in Hebron - This was a place strongly attached to David, and David to it, and the place where he was proclaimed king, and where he reigned more than seven years previously to the death of Ishbosheth, Saul's son, who was, for that time, his competitor in the kingdom.

    David's having sent presents to all these places, not only shows his sense of gratitude, but that the booty which he took from the Amalekites must have been exceedingly great. And we learn from this also that David sojourned in many places which are not mentioned in the preceding history; for these are all said to be places where David and his men were wont to haunt.

    We are not to suppose that the transactions mentioned here and in the preceding chapter took place after Saul's interview with the woman of En-dor, they were considerably antecedent to this, but how long we do not know. What is recorded in the following chapter must have taken place the next day after Saul left En-dor.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 30:31

    Hebron - Now El-Khulil (see Genesis 23:2). Hebron was a city of refuge Joshua 20:7, and one of the cities of the Kohathites Joshua 21:11. It lies twenty miles south of Jerusalem.