New Living Translation
The Philistines had abandoned their idols there, so David and his men confiscated them.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:21 Images - When the ark fell into the hand of the Philistines, it consumed them: but when these images fell into the hands of Israel, they could not save themselves from being consumed.
LibraryA Cloud of Witnesses.
"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.... By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient, …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
1 Chronicles 14:12
The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, so David gave orders to burn them.
Both the idols and their owners are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods. They go off into captivity together.
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