1 Chronicles 11:17
Modern Translations
New International Version
David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!"

New Living Translation
David remarked longingly to his men, “Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem.”

English Standard Version
And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

Berean Study Bible
David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!”

New American Standard Bible
And David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

NASB 1995
David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"

NASB 1977
And David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

Amplified Bible
David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem, which is next to the gate!”

Christian Standard Bible
David was extremely thirsty and said, “If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!"

Contemporary English Version
and he said, "I'm very thirsty. I wish I had a drink of water from the well by the gate to Bethlehem."

Good News Translation
David got homesick and said, "How I wish someone would bring me a drink of water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was thirsty and said, "I wish I could have a drink of water from the cistern at the city gate of Bethlehem."

International Standard Version
David expressed a longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"

NET Bible
David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the city gate!"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

New King James Version
And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”

King James 2000 Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me a drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

New Heart English Bible
And David had a craving and said, "Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate."

World English Bible
David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"

American King James Version
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

American Standard Version
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!

A Faithful Version
And David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would give me drink from the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"

Darby Bible Translation
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate!

English Revised Version
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!

Webster's Bible Translation
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, that is at the gate!

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And Dauid longed, and said, Oh, that one would giue me to drinke of the water of the well of Beth-lehem that is at the gate.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Dauid longed, and sayde: Oh that one woulde geue me drinke of the water of the well that is at the gate at Bethlehem.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And Dauid was desyrous, and sayde: O that some wolde geue me to drynke of the water out of the well at Bethleem vnder the gate.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and David longs and says, “Who gives me water to drink from the well of Beth-Lehem that [is] at the gate!”

Young's Literal Translation
and David longeth, and saith, 'Who doth give me to drink water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that is at the gate!'

Smith's Literal Translation
And David will long, and say, Who will give me to drink from the water from the well of the house of bread, which is in the gate?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And David longed, and said: O that some man would give me water of the cistern of Bethlehem, which is in the gate.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And then David desired and said, “O if only someone would give me water from the well of Bethlehem, which is at the gate!”

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And David lusted and said: “Who gives me water that I may drank from the great well of Bayth Lekhem that is at the gate of the city?”

Lamsa Bible
And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me a drink of water from the great cistern of Bethlehem that is at the gate of the city!

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And David longed, and said: 'Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!'

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David longed, and said, Who will give me water to drink of the well of Bethleem, that is in the gate?








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