Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 will know David's voice, and he will say, Is this thy voice, my son David? and David will say, My voice, my lord the king. 18 And he will say, Wherefore this my lord pursued after his servant? for what did I? and what evil in my hand? 19 And now will my lord the king hear now the words of his servant? If Jehovah moved thee against me, he will smell a gift; and if the sons of man, cursed are they before Jehovah; for they drove me out this day from adjoining myself to the inheritance of Jehovah, saying. Go, serve other gods.


Cross References

1 Samuel 24:9

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

1 Samuel 24:11-14

And my father, see, also see, the wing of thy upper garment in my hand: for in my cutting off the wing of thine upper garment and I killed thee not, know and see that there is not in my hand evil and rebellion: and I sinned not against thee; and thou didst hunt my soul to take it

1 Samuel 17:29

And David will say, What did I now? is this not the word?

Psalm 7:3-5

O Jehovah my God, if I did this, if there is iniquity in my hand;

Psalm 35:7

For gratuitously they hid for me the destruction of their net: gratuitously they dug for my soul.

Psalm 69:4

Those hating me were many above the hairs of my head: mine enemies destroying me by falsehood were strong: then I will turn back what I plucked not away.

John 8:46

Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me.

John 10:32

Jesus Answered them, Many good works I shewed you from my Father; for which of these works do ye stone me

John 18:23

Jesus answered him, If I spake badly, testify of evil: and if well, why strikest thou me?

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