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2 Samuel 5:4

    2 Samuel 5:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    David was thirty years old when he became king, and he was king for forty years,

    Webster's Revision

    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    World English Bible

    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 5:4

    The age of David is conclusive as to the fact that the earlier years of Saul's reign (during which Jonathan grew up to be a man) are passed over in silence, and that the events narrated from 1 Samuel 13 to the end of the book did not occupy more than 10 years. If David was 20 years old at the time he killed Goliath, four years in Saul's service, four years of wandering from place to place, one year and four months in the country of the Philistines, and a few months after Saul's death, would make up the 10 years necessary to bring him to the age of 30.