New International Version
and had taken captive the women and everyone else in it, both young and old. They killed none of them, but carried them off as they went on their way.
King James Bible
And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
Darby Bible Translation
and had taken the women captives that were in it; both great and small: they had put none to death, but had carried them off, and went on their way.
World English Bible
and had taken captive the women and all who were therein, both small and great. They didn't kill any, but carried them off, and went their way.
Young's Literal Translation
and they take captive the women who are in it; from small unto great they have not put any one to death, and they lead away, and go on their way.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
On the third day - This was the third day after he had left the Philistine army at Aphek. Calmet supposes that Aphek was distant from Ziklag more than thirty leagues.
The Amalekites had invaded - These were, doubtless, a travelling predatory horde, who, availing themselves of the war between the Philistines and the Israelites, plundered several unprotected towns, and among them Ziklag. It is likely they had not heard of what David did to some of their tribes, else they would have avenged themselves by slaying all they found in Ziklag.
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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 …
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Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1 Samuel 27:11
He did not leave a man or woman alive to be brought to Gath, for he thought, "They might inform on us and say, 'This is what David did.'" And such was his practice as long as he lived in Philistine territory.
1 Samuel 30:3
When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.
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