Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And he said, Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

New American Standard Bible

He also said, “Why then is my lord pursuing his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

King James Version

And he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in mine hand?

Holman Bible

Then he continued, “Why is my lord pursuing his servant? What have I done? What evil is in my hand?

International Standard Version

David replied, "It is my voice, your majesty." David said, "Why is your majesty pursuing his servant? For what have I done, and what evil do I bear toward you?

American Standard Version

And he said, Wherefore doth my lord pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

Amplified

And David said, “Why is my lord pursuing his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

Bible in Basic English

And he said, Why does my lord go armed against his servant? what have I done? or what evil is there in me?

Darby Translation

And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Wherefore this my lord pursued after his servant? for what did I? and what evil in my hand?

King James 2000

And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said, "Why [is] my lord pursuing after his servant? For what have I done? And what evil [is] in my hand?

Modern King James verseion

And he said, Why does my lord pursue after his servant this way? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said thereto, "Wherefore doth my lord persecute his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in mine hand?

NET Bible

He went on to say, "Why is my lord chasing his servant? What have I done? What wrong have I done?

New Heart English Bible

He said, "Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

The Emphasized Bible

And he said, Wherefore is it, that my lord is in pursuit of his servant? For what have I done? or what is in my hand that is wrong?

Webster

And he said, Why doth my lord thus pursue his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

World English Bible

He said, "Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?

Youngs Literal Translation

and he saith, 'Why is this -- my lord is pursuing after his servant? for what have I done, and what is in my hand evil?

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

References

Easton

Context Readings

David Again Spares Saul

17 And Saul knew David's voice, and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said, It is my voice, my lord, O king. 18 And he said, Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand? 19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it be LORD who has stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering, but if it be the sons of men, cursed be they before LORD. For they have d


Cross References

1 Samuel 24:9

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

1 Samuel 24:11-14

Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand, for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not. Know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned

1 Samuel 17:29

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Psalm 7:3-5

O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there be iniquity in my hands,

Psalm 35:7

For without cause they have hid their net for me [in] a pit. Without cause have they dug [a pit] for my soul.

Psalm 69:4

Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head. Those who would cut me off, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty. That which I took not away I have to restore.

John 8:46

Which of you convicts me about sin? And if I speak truth, why do ye not believe me?

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, I have shown you many good works from my Father. Because of them, which work do ye stone me?

John 18:23

Jesus answered him, If I spoke wrongly, testify about the wrong, but if correctly, why strike me?

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