Parallel Verses

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}'?

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

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

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?

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?

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

Fausets

Context Readings

David Spares Saul In The Cave At En Gedi

8 Then David got up afterward and went out of the cave and called after Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked after him, David knelt down [with his] face to the ground and bowed down. 9 Then David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say: 'Look, David [is] {seeking to do you harm}'? 10 Look, this day your eyes have seen that Yahweh gave you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you. But {I took pity} on you and said, 'I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, because he [is] Yahweh's anointed one.'


Cross References

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go [about with] slander among your people; {you shall not endanger your neighbor's life}; I [am] Yahweh.

1 Samuel 26:19

And so then, please let my lord the king listen to the words of his servant: If Yahweh has incited you against me, may he delight in an offering; but if {it is mortals}, [may] they be accursed {before} Yahweh, for they have driven me away today from sharing in the inheritance of Yahweh, saying, 'Go, serve other gods!'

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

Psalm 141:6

[When] their judges are thrown down [the] sides of a cliff, then they will understand that my words were pleasant.

Proverbs 16:28

A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend.

Proverbs 17:4

He who does evil listens to lips of wickedness, [and] the liar gives heed to the tongue of mischief.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.

Proverbs 25:23

The wind of the north produces rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry faces.

Proverbs 26:20-22

For lack of wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling will cease.

Proverbs 26:28

A tongue of deceit hates its victim, and a flattering mouth makes ruin.

Proverbs 29:12

A ruler listening to a word of falsehood, all his officials are wicked.

Ecclesiastes 7:21-22

Do not pay attention to everything people say, lest you hear your own servant curse you.

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

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