1 Samuel 17:2
Modern Translations
New International Version
Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines.

New Living Translation
Saul countered by gathering his Israelite troops near the valley of Elah.

English Standard Version
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines.

Berean Study Bible
Saul and the men of Israel assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah, arraying themselves for battle against the Philistines.

New American Standard Bible
Saul and the men of Israel were assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah, and they drew up in battle formation to confront the Philistines.

NASB 1995
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in the valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array to encounter the Philistines.

NASB 1977
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and camped in the valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array to encounter the Philistines.

Amplified Bible
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together and they camped in the Valley of Elah, and assembled in battle formation to meet the Philistines.

Christian Standard Bible
Saul and the men of Israel gathered and camped in the Valley of Elah; then they lined up in battle formation to face the Philistines.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul and the men of Israel gathered and camped in the Valley of Elah; then they lined up in battle formation to face the Philistines.

Good News Translation
Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in Elah Valley, where they got ready to fight the Philistines.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Saul and the army of Israel assembled and camped in the Elah Valley. They formed a battle line to fight the Philistines.

International Standard Version
Saul and the Israelis assembled and camped in the valley of Elah, where they set up their forces to meet the Philistines.

NET Bible
Saul and the Israelite army assembled and camped in the valley of Elah, where they arranged their battle lines to fight against the Philistines.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

New King James Version
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and they encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in battle array against the Philistines.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

New Heart English Bible
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and camped in the Valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

World English Bible
Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

American King James Version
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

American Standard Version
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the vale of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

A Faithful Version
And Saul and the men of Israel had gathered and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in order against the Philistines.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the valley of terebinths, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

English Revised Version
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched in the vale of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul and the men of Israel were assembled and encamped by the valley of Elah, and they set the battle in array against the Philistines.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And Saul, and the men of Israel assembled, and pitched in the valley of Elah, and put themselues in battell araie to meete the Philistims.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Saul & the men of Israel came together, and pytched in the valley of Elah, and put them selues in battaile aray, to meete the Philistines.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
But Saul & the me of Israel came together, & pitched in the Oke valley, & prepared them selues to the battayll agaynst the Philistynes.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and Saul and the men of Israel have been gathered, and encamp by the Valley of Elah, and set in array [for] battle to meet the Philistines.

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul and the men of Israel have been gathered, and encamp by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array to meet the Philistines.

Smith's Literal Translation
And Saul and the man Israel were gathered together, and they will encamp in the valley of Elah, and they arranged the battle to meet the rovers.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul and the children of Israel being gathered together came to the valley of Terebinth, and they set the army in array to fight against the Philistines.

Catholic Public Domain Version
But Saul and the sons of Israel, having gathered together, went to the Valley of Terebinth. And they positioned the army so as to fight against the Philistines.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And Shaul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in the valley that is in Temtha and they set themselves in array for war against the Philistines

Lamsa Bible
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped in the valley of Terebinth, and they set the army in array to fight against the Philistines.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched in the vale of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul and the men of Israel gather together, and they encamp in the valley, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.








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