11 And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;
11 They found an Egyptian in a field and brought him to David. They gave him water to drink and food to eat-
11 They found an Egyptian in the open country and brought him to David. And they gave him bread and he ate. They gave him water to drink,
11 Some who went on came across an Egyptian in a field and took him to David. They gave him bread and he ate. And he drank some water.
11 Then they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David; and they gave him bread and he ate, and they let him drink water.
11 Along the way they found an Egyptian man in a field and brought him to David. They gave him some bread to eat and water to drink.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:11
Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:7-15
(Read 1 Samuel 30:7-15)
If in all our ways, even when, as in this case, there can be no doubt they are just, we acknowledge God, we may expect that he will direct our steps, as he did those of David. David, in tenderness to his men, would by no means urge them beyond their strength. The Son of David thus considers the frames of his followers, who are not all alike strong and vigorous in their spiritual pursuits and conflicts; but, where we are weak, there he is kind; nay more, there he is strong, 2 Corinthians 12:9,10. A poor Egyptian lad, scarcely alive, is made the means of a great deal of good to David. Justly did Providence make this poor servant, who was basely used by his master, an instrument in the destruction of the Amalekites; for God hears the cry of the oppressed. Those are unworthy the name of true Israelites, who shut up their compassion from persons in distress. We should neither do an injury nor deny a kindness to any man; some time or other it may be in the power of the lowest to return a kindness or an injury.