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1 Samuel 27:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites,[a] and the Amalekites. From ancient times they had been the inhabitants of the region through Shur as far as the land of Egypt.


  1. 1 Samuel 27:8 Alt Hb tradition reads Gezerites

2 Samuel 13:37-38 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

37 Now Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son[a] every day. 38 Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur where he stayed three years.


  1. 2 Samuel 13:37 Probably Amnon

2 Samuel 14:32 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

32 “Look,” Absalom explained to Joab, “I sent for you and said, ‘Come here. I want to send you to the king to ask: Why have I come back from Geshur? I’d be better off if I were still there.’ So now, let me see the king. If I am guilty, let him kill me.”

2 Samuel 15:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For your servant made a vow when I lived in Geshur of Aram, saying: If the Lord really brings me back to Jerusalem, I will worship the Lord in Hebron.”[a]


  1. 2 Samuel 15:8 Some LXX mss; MT omits in Hebron

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