Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you.

King James Version

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

Holman Bible

and said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have done what is good to me though I have done what is evil to you.

International Standard Version

to David, "You are more righteous than I am, because you have treated me well even though I've treated you poorly.

A Conservative Version

And he said to David, Thou are more righteous than I, for thou have rendered to me good, whereas I have rendered to thee evil.

American Standard Version

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rendered unto me good, whereas I have rendered unto thee evil.

Amplified

He said to David, You are more upright in God's eyes than I, for you have repaid me good, but I have rewarded you evil.

Bible in Basic English

And he said to David, You are right and I am wrong: for you have given me back good, but I have given you evil.

Darby Translation

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I, for thou hast repaid me with good, whereas I have repaid thee with evil.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to David, Thou art just above me, for thou didst reward me good and I rewarded thee evil.

King James 2000

And he said to David, you are more righteous than I: for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said to David, "You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me the good, but I have repaid you the evil.

Modern King James verseion

And he said to David, You are more righteous than I, for you have rewarded me with good, but I have rewarded you evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said to David, "Thou art more righteous than I, for thou hast rewarded me with good, and I have rewarded thee with evil.

NET Bible

He said to David, "You are more innocent than I, for you have treated me well, even though I have tried to harm you!

New Heart English Bible

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said unto David, More righteous, art thou than I, for, thou, hast requited me, good, but, I, have requited thee, evil.

Webster

And he said to David, thou art more righteous than I: for thou hast rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded thee with evil.

World English Bible

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith unto David, 'More righteous thou art than I; for thou hast done me good, and I have done thee evil;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

References

Fausets

Context Readings

David Spares Saul In The Cave At En Gedi

16 When David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, "Is this your voice, my son David?" Then Saul lifted up his voice and wept. 17 He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt well with me, while I have dealt wickedly with you. 18 "You have declared today that you have done good to me, that the LORD delivered me into your hand and yet you did not kill me.


Cross References

1 Samuel 26:21

Then Saul said, "I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error."

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Genesis 38:26

Judah recognized them, and said, "She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah." And he did not have relations with her again.

Exodus 9:27

Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "I have sinned this time; the LORD is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones.

Psalm 37:6

He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.

Matthew 27:4

saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!"

Romans 12:20-21

"BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD."

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