Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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?"

King James Version

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

Holman Bible

But David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him, for who can lift a hand against the Lord's anointed and be blameless?"

International Standard Version

David told Abishai, "Don't destroy him. Who can raise his hand to strike the LORD's anointed and remain innocent?

A Conservative Version

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not, for who can put forth his hand against LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?

American Standard Version

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can put forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

Amplified

David said to Abishai, Do not destroy him; for who can raise his hand against the Lord's anointed and be guiltless?

Bible in Basic English

And David said to Abishai Do not put him to death; for who, without sin, may put out his hand against the man on whom the Lord has put the holy oil?

Darby Translation

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And David said to Abishai, Do not destroy him, for who has stretched forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and remained innocent?

Julia Smith Translation

And David will say to Abishai, Thou shalt not destroy him: for who stretching forth his hand against Jehovah's Messiah, and being innocent?

King James 2000

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him! For who has stretched out his hand against Yahweh's anointed one and remained blameless?"

Modern King James verseion

And David said to Abishai, Do not destroy him. For who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed and be guiltless?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But David said to Abishai, "Destroy him not - for who can lay his hand on the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?"

NET Bible

But David said to Abishai, "Don't kill him! Who can extend his hand against the Lord's chosen one and remain guiltless?"

New Heart English Bible

David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?"

The Emphasized Bible

But David said unto Abishai, Do not destroy him, - for who that hath thrust forth his hand against the Anointed of Yahweh, shall be guiltless?

Webster

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed and be guiltless?

World English Bible

David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against Yahweh's anointed, and be guiltless?"

Youngs Literal Translation

And David saith unto Abishai, 'Destroy him not; for who hath put forth his hand against the anointed of Jehovah, and been acquitted?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

to Abishai
H52
אבשׁי אבישׁי 
'Abiyshay 
Usage: 25

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

משׁיח 
Mashiyach 
Usage: 38

References

Context Readings

David Again Spares Saul

8 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." 9 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?" 10 David also said, "As the LORD lives, surely the LORD will strike him, or his day will come that he dies, or he will go down into battle and perish.


Cross References

2 Samuel 1:14

Then David said to him, "How is it you were not afraid to stretch out your hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?"

2 Samuel 1:16

David said to him, "Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD'S anointed.'"

1 Samuel 24:6-7

So he said to his men, "Far be it from me because of the LORD that I should do this thing to my lord, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the LORD'S anointed."

Psalm 105:15

"Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."

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