2 Samuel 5:21
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Deuteronomy 7:5,25 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves...

1 Samuel 5:2-6 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon...

1 Chronicles 14:11,12 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said...

Isaiah 37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone...

burned them. or, took them away.

Isaiah 46:1,2 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols were on the beasts, and on the cattle: your carriages were heavy laden...

Jeremiah 43:12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives...

One Fold and one Shepherd
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

God's Strange Work
'That He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act.'--ISAIAH xxviii. 21. How the great events of one generation fall dead to another! There is something very pathetic in the oblivion that swallows up world- resounding deeds. Here the prophet selects two instances which to him are solemn and singular examples of divine judgment, and we have difficulty in finding out to what he refers. To him they seemed the most luminous illustrations he could find of the principle
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Chronicles 14:12
The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn them in the fire.

Isaiah 46:2
They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity.

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