30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks [1] of Gaash,

Other Translations of 2 Samuel 23:30

New International Version

30 Benaiah the Pirathonite, HiddaiHebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 11:32) "Hurai" from the ravines of Gaash,

English Standard Version

30 Benaiah of Pirathon, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,

The Message

30 Benaiah the Pirathonite; Hiddai from the badlands of Gaash;

New King James Version

30 Benaiah a Pirathonite, Hiddai from the brooks of Gaash,

New Living Translation

30 Benaiah from Pirathon; Hurai from Nahale-gaash ;

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 23:30

Commentary on 2 Samuel 23:8-39

(Read 2 Samuel 23:8-39)

David once earnestly longed for the water at the well of Bethlehem. It seems to be an instance of weakness. He was thirsty; with the water of that well he had often refreshed himself when a youth, and it was without due thought that he desired it. Were his valiant men so forward to expose themselves, upon the least hint of their prince's mind, and so eager to please him, and shall not we long to approve ourselves to our Lord Jesus, by ready compliance with his will, as shown us by his word, Spirit, and providence? But David poured out the water as a drink-offering to the Lord. Thus he would cross his own foolish fancy, and punish himself for indulging it, and show that he had sober thoughts to correct his rash ones, and knew how to deny himself. Did David look upon that water as very precious which was got at the hazard of these men's blood, and shall not we much more value those benefits for purchasing which our blessed Saviour shed his blood? Let all beware of neglecting so great salvation.