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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Samuel 23:15


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    King James Bible - 2 Samuel 23:15

    And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water 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!"

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Samuel 23:15

    And David longed, and said: O that some man would get me a drink of the
    water out of the cistern, that is in Bethlehem, 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, which is by the gate!

    Original Hebrew

    ויתאוה
    183 דוד 1732 ויאמר 559 מי 4310 ישׁקני 8248 מים 4325 מבאר 877 בית  לחם 1035  אשׁר 834  בשׁער׃ 8179

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    VERSE (15) -
    Nu 11:4,5 Ps 42:1,2; 63:1; 119:81 Isa 41:17; 44:3 Joh 4:10,14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:15

    Y David tuvo deseo, y dijo: ¡Quién me diera a beber del agua de la cisterna de Belén, que está a la puerta!

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 23:15

    Verse 15. The
    water of the well of Bethlehem] This was David's city, and he knew the excellence of the water which was there; and being near the place, and parched with thirst, it was natural for him to wish for a draught of water out of that well. These three heroes having heard it, though they received no command from David, broke through a company of the Philistines, and brought away some of the water. When brought to David he refused to drink it: for as the men got it at the hazard of their lives, he considered it as their blood, and gave thereby a noble instance of self-denial. There is no evidence that David had requested them to bring it; they had gone for it of their own accord, and without the knowledge of David.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. And
    David longed, and said , etc.] It being harvest time, the summer season, and hot weather, and he thirsty: oh, that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem , which [is] by the gate ! which he was well acquainted with, being his native place; and which might make it the more desirable, as well as its waters might be peculiarly cool and refreshing, and very excellent, as Kimchi suggests. This well was about a mile from Bethlehem, now called David’s well, as some travellers say f390 . It is said to be a very large well, with three mouths, and lies a little out of the road f391 ; and that there is now near Rachel’s grave a good rich cistern, which is deep and wide; wherefore the people that go to dip water are provided with small leathern buckets, and a line, as usual in those countries f392 ; but Mr. Maundrell says it is a well, or rather a cistern, supplied only with rain, without any excellency in its waters to make them desirable; but it seems, he adds, David’s spirit had a further aim. Some think he meant by this to get Bethlehem out of the hands of the Philistines, and obtain the possession of it; others, as Jarchi, that he intended to ask some question of the sanhedrim that sat there; and others, that his desire was after the law of God, called waters, as in ( Isaiah 55:1); and some Christian writers, both ancient and modern f394 , are of opinion, that not literal but spiritual water was desired by him, and that he thirsted after the coming of the Messiah, to be born at Bethlehem, and the living water which he only can give, ( John 4:10).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 8-39 -
    David once earnestly longed for the water at the well of Bethlehem. I seems to be an instance of weakness. He was thirsty; with the water of that well he had often refreshed himself when a youth, and it wa without due thought that he desired it. Were his valiant men so forwar to expose themselves, upon the least hint of their prince's mind, an so eager to please him, and shall not we long to approve ourselves to our Lord Jesus, by ready compliance with his will, as shown us by his word, Spirit, and providence? But David poured out the water as drink-offering to the Lord. Thus he would cross his own foolish fancy and punish himself for indulging it, and show that he had sobe thoughts to correct his rash ones, and knew how to deny himself. Di David look upon that water as very precious which was got at the hazar of these men's blood, and shall not we much more value those benefit for purchasing which our blessed Saviour shed his blood? Let all bewar of neglecting so great salvation __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ויתאוה 183 דוד 1732 ויאמר 559 מי 4310 ישׁקני 8248 מים 4325 מבאר 877 בית  לחם 1035  אשׁר 834  בשׁער׃ 8179


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