Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'?

King James Version

And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

Holman Bible

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say, 'Look, David intends to harm you'?

International Standard Version

Then David told Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of those who say, "Look, David is trying to harm you?'

A Conservative Version

And David said to Saul, Why do thou hearken to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

American Standard Version

And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

Amplified

And David said to Saul, Why do you listen to the words of men who say, David seeks to do you harm?

Bible in Basic English

And David said to Saul, Why do you give any attention to those who say that it is my desire to do you wrong?

Darby Translation

And David said to Saul, Why dost thou listen to words of men, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And David said to Saul, Why hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks thy hurt?

Julia Smith Translation

And David will say to Saul, Why wilt thou hear the words of man, saying, Behold, David is seeking thy hurt?

King James 2000

And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say: 'Look, David [is] {seeking to do you harm}'?

Modern King James verseion

And David said to Saul, Why do you hear man's words, saying, Behold, David seeks to do you evil?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said to Saul, "Wherefore giveth thou an ear to men's words, that say, 'David seeketh thee evil?'

NET Bible

David said to Saul, "Why do you pay attention when men say, 'David is seeking to do you harm'?

New Heart English Bible

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

The Emphasized Bible

Then said David to Saul, Wherefore shouldst thou hearken unto the words of the sons of earth, saying, - Lo! David is seeking thy hurt?

Webster

And David said to Saul, Why hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

World English Bible

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

Youngs Literal Translation

And David saith to Saul, 'Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?

Interlinear

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

to Saul
שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

thou men's
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

References

Context Readings

David Spares Saul In The Cave At En Gedi

8 Now afterward David arose and went out of the cave and called after Saul, saying, "My lord the king!" And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the ground and prostrated himself. 9 David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'? 10 "Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity on you; and I said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD'S anointed.'


Cross References

Leviticus 19:16

'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

1 Samuel 26:19

"Now therefore, please let my lord the king listen to the words of his servant. If the LORD has stirred you up against me, let Him accept an offering; but if it is men, cursed are they before the LORD, for they have driven me out today so that I would have no attachment with the inheritance of the LORD, saying, 'Go, serve other gods.'

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

Psalm 141:6

Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.

Proverbs 16:28

A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

Proverbs 26:20-22

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22

Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

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