Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand.

King James Version

And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

Holman Bible

Your discernment is blessed, and you are blessed. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand.

International Standard Version

Blessed be your good judgment, and blessed be you, who today stopped me from shedding blood and delivering myself by my own actions.

A Conservative Version

and blessed be thy discretion, and blessed be thou, who have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

American Standard Version

and blessed be thy discretion, and blessed be thou, that hast kept me this day from bloodguiltiness, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

Amplified

And blessed be your discretion and discernment, and blessed be you, who has kept me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself by my own hand.

Bible in Basic English

A blessing on your good sense and on you, who have kept me today from the crime of blood and from taking into my hands the punishment for my wrongs.

Darby Translation

And blessed be thy discernment, and blessed be thou, who hast kept me this day from coming with bloodshed, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

Julia Smith Translation

And blessed thy discernment, and blessed thou who finished me this day from coming for bloods, and my hand saving for me.

King James 2000

And blessed be your advice, and blessed be you, who has kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you who have prevented me this day from bloodguilt and [from] delivering myself by my own hand.

Modern King James verseion

And blessed is your advice, and blessed are you who have kept me from coming to shed blood today, and from delivering myself with my own hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And blessed be thy behaviour, and blessed be thou which hath kept me this day from coming to shed blood and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

NET Bible

Praised be your good judgment! May you yourself be rewarded for having prevented me this day from shedding blood and taking matters into my own hands!

New Heart English Bible

Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

The Emphasized Bible

and, blessed, be thy discreet judgment, and, blessed, be thou thyself, - who hast kept me, this day, from coming in with bloodshed, and from saving myself, with mine own hand.

Webster

And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, who hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

World English Bible

Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

and blessed is thy discretion, and blessed art thou in that thou hast restrained me this day from coming in with blood, and to restrain my hand to myself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
and blessed
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

be thou, which hast kept
כּלא 
Kala' 
Usage: 18

me this day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to shed blood
דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

References

Context Readings

Abigail Intercedes For Nabal

32 Then David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me, 33 and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand. 34 Nevertheless, as the Lord God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, unless you had come quickly to meet me, surely there would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one male.”



Cross References

1 Samuel 25:26

“Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, since the Lord has restrained you from shedding blood, and from avenging yourself by your own hand, now then let your enemies and those who seek evil against my lord, be as Nabal.

1 Samuel 24:19

For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? May the Lord therefore reward you with good in return for what you have done to me this day.

1 Samuel 25:31

this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the Lord deals well with my lord, then remember your maidservant.”

1 Samuel 26:9-10

But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be without guilt?”

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.

Proverbs 25:12

Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold
Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Proverbs 27:21

The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold,
And each is tested by the praise accorded him.

Proverbs 28:23

He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor
Than he who flatters with the tongue.

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