1 Samuel 30:17
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New International Version
David fought them from dusk until the evening of the next day, and none of them got away, except four hundred young men who rode off on camels and fled.

King James Bible
And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.

Darby Bible Translation
And David smote them from the twilight even to the evening of the next day; and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, who rode upon camels, and fled.

World English Bible
David struck them from the twilight even to the evening of the next day. Not a man of them escaped from there, except four hundred young men, who rode on camels and fled.

Young's Literal Translation
And David smiteth them from the twilight even unto the evening of the morrow, and there hath not escaped of them a man, except four hundred young men who have ridden on the camels, and are fled.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There escaped not a man of them - It is well known to every careful reader of the Bible, that the Amalekites were a proscribed people, even by God himself, and that in extirpating them it has been supposed David fulfilled the express will of God. But all this depends on whether he had an express commission to do so, received from God himself, as Saul had.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the next day [heb] their morrow
and there

1 Samuel 11:11 And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the middle of the host in the morning watch...

Judges 4:16 But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, to Harosheth of the Gentiles...

1 Kings 20:29,30 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined...

Psalm 18:42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

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At the Front or the Base
'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

Cross References
Judges 7:12
The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.

1 Samuel 11:11
The next day Saul separated his men into three divisions; during the last watch of the night they broke into the camp of the Ammonites and slaughtered them until the heat of the day. Those who survived were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.

1 Samuel 15:3
Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.'"

2 Samuel 1:1
After the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days.

2 Samuel 8:12
Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek. He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

1 Chronicles 4:43
They killed the remaining Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.

Jeremiah 41:15
But Ishmael son of Nethaniah and eight of his men escaped from Johanan and fled to the Ammonites.

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