My Hi-lite: 1 Samuel 25:20 And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.
Against, up beside - That's not how we define against most times today. We usually think against means versus today.
It's pretty obvious what it meant to the King James translators here in 1 Samuel 25:20 but, check it out in Luke 21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: & Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows & Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
It means up beside here in these verses also.
It sure makes a difference in how you view the situation in these later time, doesn't it? See pamphlet #4016
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