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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?

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

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)?”

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 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. 9 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? 10 And David said, By the living Lord, the Lord will send destruction on him; the natural day of his death will come, or he will go into the fight and come to his end.


Cross References

2 Samuel 1:14

And David said to him, Had you no fear of stretching out your hand to put to death the one marked with the holy oil?

2 Samuel 1:16

And David said to him, May your blood be on your head; for your mouth has given witness against you, saying, I have put to death the man marked with the holy oil.

1 Samuel 24:6-7

And David said to his men, Before the Lord, never let it be said that my hand was lifted up against my lord, the man of the Lord's selection, for the Lord's holy oil has been put on him.

Psalm 105:15

Saying, Put not your hand on those who have been marked with my holy oil, and do my prophets no wrong.

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