1 Samuel 30:6
Good News Translation
David was now in great trouble, because his men were all very bitter about losing their children, and they were threatening to stone him; but the LORD his God gave him courage.

New Revised Standard Version
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.

Contemporary English Version
David was desperate. His soldiers were so upset over what had happened to their sons and daughters that they were thinking about stoning David to death. But he felt the LORD God giving him strength,

New American Bible
Now David found himself in great danger, for the soldiers spoke of stoning him, so bitter were they over the fate of their sons and daughters. David took courage in the LORD his God

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David was greatly afflicted: for the people had a mind to stone him, for the soul of every man was bitterly grieved for his sons and daughters: but David took courage in the Lord his God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And David was greatly afflicted: for the people had a mind to stone him, for the soul of every man was bitterly grieved for his sons and daughters: but David took courage in the Lord his God.

was greatly

Genesis 32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid; and in his fear divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the sheep, and the oxen, and the camels, into two companies,

Psalm 25:17 The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my necessities.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calleth on deep, at the noise of thy flood-gates. All thy heights and thy billows have passed over me.

Psalm 116:3,4,10 The sorrows of death have compassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow: . . .

2 Corinthians 1:8,9 For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, of our tribulation which came to us in Asia: that we were pressed out of measure above our strength, so that we were weary even of life. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:8 In all things we suffer tribulation: but are not distressed. We are straitened: but are not destitute.

2 Corinthians 7:5 For also, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest: but we suffered all tribulation. Combats without: fears within.

the people

Exodus 17:4 And Moses cried to the Lord, saying: What shall I do to this people? Yet a little more and they will stone me.

Numbers 14:10 And when all the multitude cried out, and would have stoned them, the glory of the Lord appeared over the tabernacle of the covenant to all the children of Israel.

Psalm 62:9 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before and that followed cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

Matthew 27:22 Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.

grieved [heb] bitter

1 Samuel 1:10 As Anna had her heart full of grief, she prayed to the Lord, shedding many tears,

Judges 18:25 And the children of Dan said to him: See thou say no more to us, lest men enraged come upon thee, and thou perish with all thy house.

2 Samuel 17:8 And again Chusai said: Thou knowest thy father, and the men that are with him, that they are very valiant, and bitter in their mind, as a bear raging in the wood when her whelps are taken away: and thy father is a warrior, and will not lodge with the people.

2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God, to the mount, she caught hold on his feet: and Giezi came to remove her. And the man of God said: Let her alone for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.


Job 13:15 Although he should kill me, I will trust in him: but yet I will reprove my ways in his sight.

Psalm 18:6 In my affliction I called upon the Lord, and I cried to my God: And he heard my voice from his holy temple: and my cry before him came into his ears.

Psalm 26:1,2 Unto the end, a psalm for David. Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my innocence: and I have put my trust in the Lord, and shall not be weakened. . . .

Psalm 27:1-3 The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? . . .

Psalm 34:1-8 For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who dismissed him, and he went his way. [2] I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in my mouth. . . .

Psalm 40:1,2 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me. . . .

Psalm 42:5,11 Why art thou sad, O my soul? and why dost thou trouble me? Hope in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, . . .

Psalm 56:3,4,11 From the height of the day I shall fear: but I will trust in thee. . . .

Psalm 62:1,5,8 Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of David. [2] Shall not my soul be subject to God? for from him is my salvation. . . .

Psalm 118:8-13 It is good to confide in the Lord, rather than to have confidence in man. . . .

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the just runneth to it, and shall be exalted.

Isaiah 25:4 Because thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress: a refuge from the whirlwind, a shadow from the heat. For the blast of the mighty is like a whirlwind beating against a wall.

Isaiah 37:14-20 And Ezechias took the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it, and went up to the house of the Lord, and Ezechias spread it before the Lord. . . .

Jeremiah 16:19 O Lord, my might, and my strength, and my refuge in the day of tribulation: to thee the Gentiles shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: Surely our fathers have possessed lies, a vanity which hath not profited them.

Habakkuk 3:17,18 For the fig tree shall not blossom: and there shall be no spring in the vines. The labour of the olive tree shall fail: and the fields shall yield no food: the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls. . . .

Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope; that he might be made the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: So shall thy seed be.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?

2 Corinthians 1:6,9,10 Now whether we be in tribulation, it is for your exhortation and salvation: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation: or whether we be exhorted, it is for your exhortation and salvation, which worketh the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. . . .

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may confidently say: The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do to me.

The Amalekites Raid Ziklag
5For the two wives also of David were taken captives, Achinoam, the Jezrahelitess, and Abigail, the wife of Nabal of Carmel. 6And David was greatly afflicted: for the people had a mind to stone him, for the soul of every man was bitterly grieved for his sons and daughters: but David took courage in the Lord his God.
Cross References
John 8:59
They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

Romans 4:20
In the promise also of God he staggered not by distrust: but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God:

Exodus 17:4
And Moses cried to the Lord, saying: What shall I do to this people? Yet a little more and they will stone me.

1 Samuel 23:16
And Jonathan, the son of Saul, arose, and went to David, into the wood, and strengthened his hands in God: and he said to him:

Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer. My God is my helper, and in him will I put my trust. My protector, and the horn of my salvation, and my support.

Psalm 27:14
Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Psalm 31:24
Do ye manfully, and let your heart be strengthened, all ye that hope in the Lord.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust.

Psalm 71:5
For thou art my patience, O Lord: my hope, O Lord, from my youth.

Jonah 2:2
And Jonah prayed to the Lord, his God, out of the belly of the fish.

1 Samuel 30:5
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