Parallel Verses

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?

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)?”

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 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 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. 9 And David said to Abishai, Do not destroy him. For who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed and be guiltless? 10 And David said, As Jehovah lives, except Jehovah strike him, or his day shall come, and he dies, or he goes down to battle and is consumed,


Cross References

2 Samuel 1:14

And David said, Why were you not afraid to stretch forth your hand to destroy Jehovah's anointed?

2 Samuel 1:16

And David said to him, Your blood be upon your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

1 Samuel 24:6-7

And he said to his men, Far be it from me, by Jehovah, if I will do this thing to my lord, Jehovah's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, since he is the anointed of Jehovah.

Psalm 105:15

saying, Touch not my anointed, and do My prophets no harm.

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