Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

King James Version

And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to theeward very good:

Holman Bible

Jonathan spoke well of David to his father Saul. He said to him: “The king should not sin against his servant David. He hasn’t sinned against you; in fact, his actions have been a great advantage to you.

International Standard Version

Jonathan spoke to his father Saul favorably about David. "The king shouldn't wrong his servant David because he has not wronged you and because what he has done has been very beneficial for you.

A Conservative Version

And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he has not sinned against thee, and because his works have been very good toward thee.

American Standard Version

And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:

Amplified

Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “May the king not sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

Bible in Basic English

And Jonathan gave his father Saul a good account of David, and said to him, Let not the king do wrong against his servant, against David; because he has done you no wrong, and all his acts have had a good outcome for you:

Darby Translation

And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he has not sinned against thee; for also what he did was very advantageous to thee;

Julia Smith Translation

And Jonathan will speak good of David to Saul his father, and he will say to him, The king will not sin against his servant against David, for he sinned not against thee, and because of his doing good to thee greatly:

King James 2000

And Jonathan spoke good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been toward you very good:

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Jonathan spoke well about David to his father Saul and said to him, "The king should not sin against his servant David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his service for you [has been] very good.

Modern King James verseion

And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Do not let the king sin against his servant, against David, because he has not sinned against you, and because his works are very good toward you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Jonathan spake the best of David unto Saul his father and said unto him, "Let not the king sin against his servant David, for he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are to thee ward very good.

NET Bible

So Jonathan spoke on David's behalf to his father Saul. He said to him, "The king should not sin against his servant David, for he has not sinned against you. On the contrary, his actions have been very beneficial for you.

New Heart English Bible

Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, "Do not let the king sin against his servant, against David; because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been very good toward you;

The Emphasized Bible

So then Jonathan spake of David things that were good, unto Saul his father, - and said unto him - May the king not sin against his servant - against David; for he hath not sinned against, thee, nay, indeed, his doings have been good to theeward exceedingly.

Webster

And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been toward thee very good:

World English Bible

Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, "Don't let the king sin against his servant, against David; because he has not sinned against you, and because his works have been very good toward you;

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jonathan speaketh good of David unto Saul his father, and saith unto him, 'Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works for thee are very good;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יהונתן 
Y@hownathan 
Usage: 111

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

of David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

and said

Usage: 0

unto him, Let not the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

References

Morish

Context Readings

Jonathan Intercedes For David

3 I will go out and stand beside my father in the field where you are, and I will speak with my father about you; if I find out anything, then I will tell you.” 4 Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you. 5 For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the Lord brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?”


Cross References

Jeremiah 18:20

Should good be repaid with evil?
For they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
To speak good on their behalf,
So as to turn away Your wrath from them.

Genesis 42:22

Reuben answered them, saying, “Did I not tell you, ‘Do not sin against the boy’; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning for his blood.”

1 Samuel 20:32

But Jonathan answered Saul his father and said to him, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?”

Proverbs 17:13

He who returns evil for good,
Evil will not depart from his house.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Genesis 9:6

Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made man.

1 Samuel 2:25

If one man sins against another, God will mediate for him; but if a man sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for the Lord desired to put them to death.

1 Samuel 22:14

Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, “And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king’s son-in-law, who is captain over your guard, and is honored in your house?

2 Chronicles 6:22

“If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and he comes and takes an oath before Your altar in this house,

Psalm 35:12

They repay me evil for good,
To the bereavement of my soul.

Psalm 109:4-5

In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

1 Corinthians 8:12

And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

1 John 3:15

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

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