17 David attacked them from before dawn until the evening of the next day; none of them escaped, except four hundred young men who mounted camels and got away.
va-ya-KAYM da-VID may-ha-NE-shef v’-ad ha-E-rev l’-ma-kho-ra-TAM v’-lo nim-LAT may-HEM EESH KEE im ar-BA may-OT eesh NA-ar a-sher ra-kh’-VU al ha-g’-ma-LEEM va-ya-NU-su
יז וַיַּכֵּם דָּוִד מֵהַנֶּשֶׁף וְעַד־הָעֶרֶב לְמָחֳרָתָם וְלֹא־נִמְלַט מֵהֶם אִישׁ כִּי אִם־אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת אִישׁ־נַעַר אֲשֶׁר־רָכְבוּ עַל־הַגְּמַלִּים וַיָּנֻסוּ׃
30:17 David attacked them from before dawn until the evening of the next day
David successfully defeats the Amalekites and recovers everything they had taken. Amalek represents the epitome of evil, as they sought to destroy the People of Israel for no particular reason. In the Torah, Hashem commands the Children of Israel to wipe out this evil tribe (Exodus 17:14-16; Deuteronomy 25:19). Throughout history, there have been continual battles against Amalek. Often it looks like Amalek, or their successors, might be victorious. However, in the end, God’s people always succeed. This is one of the great lessons of Jewish history. Though it may take many years, the Jewish people always overcome their enemies.