Parallel Verses

Webster

They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

New American Standard Bible

"They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them tending the sheep.

King James Version

They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Holman Bible

They were a wall around us, both day and night, the entire time we were herding the sheep.

International Standard Version

They were a wall around us both day and night, all the time we were with them taking care of the sheep.

A Conservative Version

They were a wall to us both by night and by day all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

American Standard Version

they were a wall unto us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Amplified

They were a wall to us night and day, all the time we were with them keeping the sheep.

Bible in Basic English

But day and night they were like a wall round us while we were with them, looking after the sheep.

Darby Translation

They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the while we were with them feeding the sheep.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They were a wall unto us both by night and day all the time that we were feeding the sheep with them.

Julia Smith Translation

They were a wall to us, also the night, also the day, all the days we were with them feeding the sheep.

King James 2000

They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They were a wall to us both night and day, all {the days we were} with them keeping the sheep.

Modern King James verseion

They were a wall to us both by night and day all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But they were a wall of defense unto us both by night and also by day, all the while we were with them keeping sheep.

NET Bible

Both night and day they were a protective wall for us the entire time we were with them, while we were tending our flocks.

New Heart English Bible

They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

The Emphasized Bible

A wall, became they unto us, both by night and by day, all the days we were with them, tending the flock.

World English Bible

They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Youngs Literal Translation

a wall they have been unto us both by night and by day, all the days of our being with them, feeding the flock.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חומה 
Chowmah 
Usage: 133

unto us both by night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

and day
יומם 
Yowmam 
Usage: 53

all the while
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

we were with them keeping
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

David And Abigail

15 But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields: 16 They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. 17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do: for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.


Cross References

Job 1:10

Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Exodus 14:22

And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

Jeremiah 15:20

And I will make thee to this people a fortified brazen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

Zechariah 2:5

For I, saith the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire on every side, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

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