1 Samuel 30:4
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New International Version
So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.

King James Bible
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

Darby Bible Translation
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

World English Bible
Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

Young's Literal Translation
And David lifteth up -- and the people who are with him -- their voice and weep, till that they have no power to weep.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wept, until they had no more power to weep - This marks great distress; they wept, as says the Vulgate, till their tears failed them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lifted up

1 Samuel 4:13 And when he came, see, Eli sat on a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God...

1 Samuel 11:4 Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices...

Genesis 37:33-35 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces...

Numbers 14:1,39 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night...

Judges 2:4 And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice...

Judges 21:2 And the people came to the house of God, and stayed there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;

Ezra 10:1 Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God...

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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
Numbers 14:1
That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud.

1 Samuel 11:4
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud.

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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