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1 Samuel 30:6

And David was greatly distressed; dfor the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but eDavid encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

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1 Samuel 30:6 — The New International Version (NIV)

David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — New Century Version (NCV)

The men in the army were threatening to kill David with stones, which greatly upset David. Each man was sad and angry because his sons and daughters had been captured, but David found strength in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him; for the soul of all the people was embittered, every man because of his sons and because of his daughters; but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

David was in great distress because the people in their bitterness said he should be stoned. (They were thinking of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.) 

1 Samuel 30:6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

David was in great danger; for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in spirit for their sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And David was in a very precarious situation, for the people spoke of stoning him, for the souls of all the people were bitter, each one over his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

David was greatly troubled. His men were even talking about killing him by throwing stones at him. All of them were very bitter because their sons and daughters had been taken away. But David was made strong by the Lord his God.

1 Samuel 30:6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.


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