Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Then said Abishai to David, God has delivered up thine enemy into thy hand this day. Now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear to the earth at one stroke, and I will not smite him the second time.

New American Standard Bible

Then Abishai said to David, “Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand; now therefore, please let me strike him with the spear to the ground with one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time.”

King James Version

Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.

Holman Bible

Then Abishai said to David, “Today God has handed your enemy over to you. Let me thrust the spear through him into the ground just once. I won’t have to strike him twice!”

International Standard Version

Abishai told David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hand. Let me run the spear through him into the ground with a single blow. I won't need to strike him twice!"

American Standard Version

Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered up thine enemy into thy hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear to the earth at one stroke, and I will not smite him the second time.

Amplified

Then Abishai said to David, “God has given your enemy into your hand this day; now then, please let me strike him with the spear driving it to the ground with one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time.”

Bible in Basic English

Then Abishai said to David, God has given up your hater into your hands today; now let me give him one blow through to the earth with his spear, and there will be no need to give him a second.

Darby Translation

And Abishai said to David, God has delivered thine enemy into thy hand this day; and now let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear, even to the ground once, and I will not do it the second time.

Julia Smith Translation

And Abishai will say to David, God shut up this day thine enemy in thy hand: and now, I will strike him now with the spear, and into the earth once, and I will not repeat to him.

King James 2000

Then said Abishai to David, God has delivered your enemy into your hand this day: now therefore let me strike him, I pray you, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not strike him the second time.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Abishai said to David, "God has handed over your enemy into your hand today! So then, {please let me pin him to the ground with the spear} {one time}, and {I will not strike him twice}."

Modern King James verseion

And Abishai said to David, God has shut up your enemy into your hand this day. And please let me strike him with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not repeat it to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The said Abishai to David, "God hath closed in thine enemy unto thine hand this day. Now therefore let me smite him a fellowship with my spear to the earth, even one stroke, and I will not smite him the second time."

NET Bible

Abishai said to David, "Today God has delivered your enemy into your hands. Now let me drive the spear right through him into the ground with one swift jab! A second jab won't be necessary!"

New Heart English Bible

Then Abishai said to David, "God has delivered up your enemy into your hand this day. Now therefore please let me strike him with the spear to the earth at one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Abishai unto David, God hath surrendered, to-day, thine enemy, into thy hand: Now, therefore, let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear to the earth, at one stroke, I, will not do it twice.

Webster

Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thy enemy into thy hand this day; now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear, even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time.

World English Bible

Then Abishai said to David, "God has delivered up your enemy into your hand this day. Now therefore please let me strike him with the spear to the earth at one stroke, and I will not strike him the second time."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Abishai saith unto David, 'God hath shut up to-day thine enemy into thy hand; and, now, let me smite him, I pray thee, with a spear, even into the earth at once -- and I do repeat it to him.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
H52
אבשׁי אבישׁי 
'Abiyshay 
Usage: 25

to David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

סגר 
Cagar 
Usage: 93

אויב איב 
'oyeb 
Usage: 272

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

him, I pray thee, with the spear
חנית 
Chaniyth 
Usage: 47

even to the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

at once
פּעמה פּעם 
Pa`am 
Usage: 118

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

David Again Spares Saul

7 So David and Abishai came to the people by night. And, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the place of the wagons with his spear stuck in the ground at his head, and Abner and the people lay round about him. 8 Then said Abishai to David, God has delivered up thine enemy into thy hand this day. Now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear to the earth at one stroke, and I will not smite him the second time. 9 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not, for who can put forth his hand against LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?


Cross References

1 Samuel 24:4

And the men of David said to him, Behold, the day of which LORD said to thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thy hand, and thou shall do to him as it shall seem good to thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul

Deuteronomy 32:30

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight unless their Rock had sold them, and LORD had delivered them up?

Joshua 21:44

And LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore to their fathers. And there stood not a man of all their enemies before them. LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.

Judges 1:4

And Judah went up, and LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand, and they smote of them in Bezek ten thousand men.

1 Samuel 23:14

And David abode in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand.

1 Samuel 24:18-19

And thou have declared this day how that thou have dealt well with me, inasmuch as when LORD had delivered me up into thy hand, thou killed me not.

1 Samuel 26:23

And LORD will render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness, inasmuch as LORD delivered thee into my hand today, and I would not put forth my hand against LORD's anointed.

Psalm 31:8

and thou have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy. Thou have set my feet in a large place.

Nahum 1:9

What do ye devise against LORD? He will make a full end. Affliction shall not rise up the second time.

Romans 11:32

For God has confined all men in disobedience, so that he might be merciful to all.

Galatians 3:22-23

But scripture confined all things under sin, so that the promise from faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

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