New American Standard Bible
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
King James Bible
And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
Darby Bible Translation
And David was then in the stronghold; and the Philistines' garrison was then at Bethlehem.
World English Bible
David was then in the stronghold; and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
Young's Literal Translation
and David is then in a fortress, and the station of the Philistines is then in Beth-Lehem,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In an hold - In "the hold" 1 Chronicles 11:16 close to the cave of Adullam (marginal reference note). It shows the power and daring of the Philistines that they should hold a post so far in the country as Bethlehem.
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1 Samuel 13:23
And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.
1 Samuel 22:4
Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
1 Samuel 22:5
The prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah." So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.
2 Samuel 5:17
When the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard of it, he went down to the stronghold.
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