1 Samuel 30:10
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New International Version
Two hundred of them were too exhausted to cross the valley, but David and the other four hundred continued the pursuit.

King James Bible
But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.

Darby Bible Translation
And David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were too exhausted to go over the torrent Besor.

World English Bible
But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so faint that they couldn't go over the brook Besor.

Young's Literal Translation
and David pursueth, he and four hundred men, (and two hundred men stand still who have been too faint to pass over the brook of Besor),

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The brook Besor - This had its source in the mountain of Idumea, and fell into the Mediterranean Sea beyond Gaza. Some suppose it to have been the same with the river of the wilderness, or the river of Egypt. The sense of this and the following verse is, that when they came to the brook Besor, there were found two hundred out of his six hundred men so spent with fatigue that they could proceed no farther. The baggage or stuff was left there, 1 Samuel 30:24, and they were appointed to guard it.

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for two hundred

1 Samuel 14:20,31 And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold...

Judges 8:4,5 And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them...

the brook Besor This brook or torrent, it is evident from the circumstances of the history, must be in the south-west part of Judea, and must empty itself into the Mediterranean Sea. In the more particular situation of it writers are not agreed. some suppose it to be between Gaza and Rhinocorura; but Jerome places it between Rhinocorura and Egypt. it is supposed by some to be the same as the river of the wilderness, (Am

1 Samuel 6:14 And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where there was a great stone...

) and the river of Egypt,

Joshua 15:4 From there it passed toward Azmon, and went out to the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea...

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'As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff.'--1 Samuel xxx. 24. David's city of Ziklag had been captured by the Amalekites, while he and all his men who could carry arms were absent, serving in the army of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath. On their return they found ruin, their homes harried, their wives, children, and property carried off. Wearied already with their long march, they set off at once in pursuit of the spoilers, who had had a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

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1 Samuel 30:9
David and the six hundred men with him came to the Besor Valley, where some stayed behind.

1 Samuel 30:11
They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat--

1 Samuel 30:21
Then David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to follow him and who were left behind at the Besor Valley. They came out to meet David and the men with him. As David and his men approached, he asked them how they were.

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