New International Version
The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.
King James Bible
And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.
Darby Bible Translation
And they left their images there, and David and his men took them away.
World English Bible
They left their images there; and David and his men took them away.
Young's Literal Translation
And they forsake there their idols, and David and his men lift them up.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They left their images - It was the custom of most nations to carry their gods with them to battle: in imitation of this custom the Israelites once took the ark and lost it in the field; see 1 Samuel 4:10, 1 Samuel 4:11.
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burned them. or, took them away.
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'Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2. Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 3. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel. 4. David was …
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1 Chronicles 14:12
The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn them in the fire.
They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.
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