SEV Biblia, Chapter 17:1 Â¶ Y los filisteos juntaron sus ejércitos para la guerra, y se congregaron en Soco, que es de Judá, y asentaron el campamento entre Soco y Azeca, en Efes-damim.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 17:1 Verse 1. Now the Philistines gathered together] Calmet thinks that this war happened eight years after the anointing of David, and ten or twelve years after the war with the Amalekites. We have already seen that there was war between Saul and the Philistines all his days. See chap. xiv. 52.
Shochoh and Azekah] Places which lay to the south of Jerusalem and to the west of Bethlehem; about five leagues from the former. Ephes-dammim was somewhere in the vicinity, but it is not known where. See Calmet.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle , etc.] Josephus says this was not long after the things related in the preceding chapter were transacted; and very probably they had heard of the melancholy and distraction of Saul, and thought it a proper opportunity of avenging themselves on Israel for their last slaughter of them, and for that purpose gathered together their dispersed troops: and were gathered together at Shochoh , which belongeth to Judah; a city of the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:35), which shows that, notwithstanding their last defeat, they had great footing in the land of Israel, or however had penetrated far into it in this march of theirs: and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah ; which were both in the same tribe, and near one another, of which (see Gill on “ Joshua 10:10”), (see Gill on “ Joshua 15:35”). in Ephesdammim ; which, by an apocope of the first letter, is called Pasdammim, ( 1 Chronicles 11:13) which the Jews say had this name because there blood ceased.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - Men so entirely depend upon God in all things, that when he withdraw his help, the most valiant and resolute cannot find their hearts of hands, as daily experience shows.
Original Hebrew ויאספו 622 פלשׁתים 6430 את 853 מחניהם 4264 למלחמה 4421 ויאספו 622 שׂכה 7755 אשׁר 834 ליהודה 3063 ויחנו 2583 בין 996 שׂוכה 7755 ובין 996 עזקה 5825 באפס דמים׃ 658