Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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

But David said to Abishai, “Do not kill him, for who can put out his hand against the Lord’s anointed [king] and be guiltless (innocent)?”

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?

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 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? 10 And David said, As LORD lives, LORD will smite him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go down into battle and perish.


Cross References

2 Samuel 1:14

And David said to him, Why were thou not afraid to put forth thy hand to destroy LORD's anointed?

2 Samuel 1:16

And David said to him, Thy blood be upon thy head, for thy mouth has testified against thee, saying, I have slain LORD's anointed.

1 Samuel 24:6-7

And he said to his men, LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, LORD's anointed, to put forth my hand against him, since he is LORD's anointed.

Psalm 105:15

[saying], Touch not my anointed men, and do my prophets no harm.

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