Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

David expressed a longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"

New American Standard Bible

David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!"

King James Version

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

Holman Bible

David was extremely thirsty and said, “If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!”

A Conservative Version

And David longed, and said, Oh that a man would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

American Standard Version

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!

Amplified

And David longingly said, Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!

Bible in Basic English

And David, moved by a strong desire, said, If only someone would give me a drink of the water from the water-hole of Beth-lehem by the doorway into the town!

Darby Translation

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And David longed and said, Oh, that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

Julia Smith Translation

And David will long, and say, Who will give me to drink from the water from the well of the house of bread, which is in the gate?

King James 2000

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me a drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

Lexham Expanded Bible

And David had a craving, and he said, "Who could give me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem that [is] by the gate!"

Modern King James verseion

And David longed and said, Oh that someone would give me drink from the water of the well of Bethlehem, which was by the gate!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And David longed and said, "Oh that one would give me of the water of the well of Bethlehem that is in the gate, for to drink."

NET Bible

David was thirsty and said, "How I wish someone would give me some water to drink from the cistern in Bethlehem near the city gate!"

New Heart 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."

The Emphasized Bible

And David longed, and said - Who will give me to drink of the water, out of the well of Bethlehem, that is within the gate?

Webster

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, that is at 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!"

Youngs Literal Translation

and David longeth, and saith, 'Who doth give me to drink water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that is at the gate!'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

and said

Usage: 0

שׁקה 
Shaqah 
Usage: 60

of the water
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

of the well
בּור 
Bowr 
Usage: 69

of Bethlehem
בּית לחם 
Beyth Lechem 
Usage: 41

References

Fausets

Verse Info

Context Readings

David's Mighty Men

16 David was living in that stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was then at Bethlehem. 17 David expressed a longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!" 18 So the Three Warriors broke through the Philistine ranks, drew some water from the Bethlehem well that was next to the city gate, and brought it back to David. But David refused to drink it, poured it out in the LORD's presence, and


Cross References

Numbers 11:4-5

Meanwhile, certain riff-raff among the people had an insatiable appetite for food. As a result, they wept and turned back, and the Israelis cried out, "If only somebody would feed us some meat!

2 Samuel 23:15-16

David expressed his longing, "Oh, how I wish someone would get me a drink of water from the Bethlehem well that's by the city gate!"

Psalm 42:1-2

As an antelope pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, God.

Psalm 63:1

God, you are my God! I will fervently seek you. My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry, weary, and parched land.

Psalm 143:6

I stretch out my hands toward you, longing for you like a parched land. Interlude

Isaiah 12:3

You will draw water joyfully from the wells of salvation. And you will say at that time:

John 4:10

Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, "Please give me a drink,' you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water."

John 4:14

But whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never become thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become a well of water for him, springing up to eternal life."

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