Parallel Verses

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!”

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, which is by the gate!

International Standard Version

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!"

A Conservative Version

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

Bible in Basic English

And David, moved by a strong desire, said, If only someone would give me a drink of 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, which is by the gate!

Julia Smith Translation

And David will desire and say, Who will give me to drink waters 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 drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

Lexham Expanded Bible

David {said longingly}, "{Oh that someone would bring me a drink} of water from the well of Bethlehem that [is] at the gate."

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And David longed and said, "Oh, that I had of the water that is in the well in the gate of Bethlehem 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 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 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, 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!"

Youngs Literal Translation

and David longeth and saith, 'Who doth give me a drink of the water of the well of Beth-Lehem, which is by 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

Context Readings

David's Faithful Soldiers

14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and a Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. 15 David was extremely thirsty and said, “If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!” 16 So three of the warriors broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem. They brought it back to David, but he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out to the Lord.


Cross References

John 4:14

But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a wellof water springing up within him for eternal life.”

Numbers 11:4-5

Contemptible people among them had a strong craving for other food. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?

Psalm 42:1-2

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.

Psalm 63:1

A Davidic psalm. When he was in the Wilderness of Judah.God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You.
I thirst for You;
my body faints for You
in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.

Psalm 119:81

?KafI long for Your salvation;
I put my hope in Your word.

Isaiah 41:17

The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none;
their tongues are parched with thirst.
I, Yahweh, will answer them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

Isaiah 44:3

For I will pour water on the thirsty land
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants
and My blessing on your offspring.

John 4:10

Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

John 7:37

On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Meand drink!

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