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2 Samuel 5:21

    2 Samuel 5:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they left their images there; and David and his men took them away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Philistines, when they went in flight, did not take their images with them, and David and his men took them away.

    Webster's Revision

    And they left their images there; and David and his men took them away.

    World English Bible

    They left their images there; and David and his men took them away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they left their images there, and David and his men took them away.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:21

    They left their images - It was the custom of most nations to carry their gods with them to battle: in imitation of this custom the Israelites once took the ark and lost it in the field; see 1 Samuel 4:10, 1 Samuel 4:11.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 5:21

    And there they left their images - An indication of the precipitancy of their flight, and the suddenness with which the Israelites burst upon them like a "breach of waters." The King James Version rendering "Burned them," does not give a translation (compare the margin), but a gloss, warranted by the explanation given in marginal references

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 5:21

    5:21 Images - When the ark fell into the hand of the Philistines, it consumed them: but when these images fell into the hands of Israel, they could not save themselves from being consumed.