Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Saul sought to pin David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night.

New American Standard Bible

Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.

King James Version

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

Holman Bible

and Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear. As the spear struck the wall, David eluded Saul, ran away, and escaped that night.

International Standard Version

Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he jumped away from Saul and the spear stuck in the wall. That night David escaped and fled.

A Conservative Version

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the spear into the wall. And David fled, and escaped that night.

American Standard Version

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the spear into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

Amplified

Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he escaped from Saul’s presence, so that Saul only stuck the spear into the wall. Then David fled and escaped that night.

Bible in Basic English

And Saul would have sent his spear through him, pinning him to the wall, but he got away and the spear went into the wall: and that night David went in flight and got away.

Darby Translation

And Saul sought to smite David and the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the spear into the wall. And David fled, and escaped that night.

Julia Smith Translation

And Saul will seek to strike the spear into David and even into the wall: and he will slip away from the face of Saul, and he will strike the spear into the wall: and David fled, and he will escape in that night

King James 2000

And Saul sought to pin David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he drove the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Saul tried {to pin David to the wall with the spear}, but {he eluded Saul}, so that he struck the spear into the wall, and David fled and escaped that [same] night.

Modern King James verseion

And Saul thought to strike David even to the wall with the spear. But he burst forth from Saul's presence, and he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Saul intended to nail David to the wall with the Javelin: But David rid himself out of Saul's presence and he smote the spear into the wall. But David fled and saved himself that same night.

NET Bible

Saul tried to nail David to the wall with the spear, but he escaped from Saul's presence and the spear drove into the wall. David escaped quickly that night.

New Heart English Bible

Saul sought to pin David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night.

The Emphasized Bible

Saul sought to smite David with the spear, even to the wall, but he slipped away from before Saul, who smote the spear into the wall, - whereas, David, fled and escaped, that night.

Webster

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away from Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Saul seeketh to smite with the javelin through David, and through the wall, and he freeth himself from the presence of Saul, and he smiteth the javelin through the wall; and David hath fled and escapeth during that night.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

to smite
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

even to the wall
קירה קר קיר 
Qiyr 
Usage: 74

with the javelin
חנית 
Chaniyth 
Usage: 47

but he slipped away
פּטר 
Patar 
Usage: 5

out of Saul's
שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

and he smote
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

the javelin
חנית 
Chaniyth 
Usage: 47

into the wall
קירה קר קיר 
Qiyr 
Usage: 74

and David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

נוּס 
Nuwc 
Usage: 160

and escaped
מלט 
Malat 
Usage: 95

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

David Has To Flee Again

9 An evil spirit from Yahweh was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand. 10 Saul sought to pin David even to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night. 11 Saul sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you don't save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed."


Cross References

1 Samuel 20:33

Saul cast his spear at him to strike him. By this Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.

1 Samuel 18:11

and Saul threw the spear; for he said, "I will pin David even to the wall!" David escaped from his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:6

Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, "As Yahweh lives, he shall not be put to death."

Job 5:14-15

They meet with darkness in the day time, and grope at noonday as in the night.

Psalm 18:17

He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.

Psalm 34:19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.

Isaiah 54:17

No weapon that is formed against you will prevail; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me," says Yahweh.

Hosea 6:4

"Ephraim, what shall I do to you? Judah, what shall I do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew that disappears early.

Matthew 10:23

But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man has come.

Matthew 12:43-45

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn't find it.

Luke 4:30

But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way.

Luke 11:24-26

The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will turn back to my house from which I came out.'

John 10:39

They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.

2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

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