1 Samuel 30:19
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New International Version
Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.

King James Bible
And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was nothing missed by them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil nor anything that they had taken: David brought all back.

World English Bible
There was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor anything that they had taken to them. David brought back all.

Young's Literal Translation
And there hath not lacked to them anything, from small unto great, and unto sons and daughters, and from the spoil, even unto all that they had taken to themselves, the whole hath David brought back,

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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

1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue...

Genesis 14:14-16 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house...

Numbers 31:49 And they said to Moses, Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge...

Job 1:10 Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side?...

Psalm 34:9,10 O fear the LORD, you his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him...

Psalm 91:9,10 Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Library
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
1 Samuel 30:8
and David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?" "Pursue them," he answered. "You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue."

1 Samuel 30:20
He took all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock, saying, "This is David's plunder."

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