Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But in response, Ittai vowed to the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether it means life or death, your servant will be there!”

New American Standard Bible

But Ittai answered the king and said, "As the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely wherever my lord the king may be, whether for death or for life, there also your servant will be."

King James Version

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.

International Standard Version

"As the LORD lives," Ittai answered in reply, "and as your majesty the king lives, wherever your majesty my king may be whether living or dying that's where your servant will be!"

A Conservative Version

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there thy servant will also be.

American Standard Version

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As Jehovah liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will thy servant be.

Amplified

But Ittai answered the king, As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or life, even there also will your servant be.

Bible in Basic English

And Ittai the Gittite in answer said, By the living Lord, and by the life of my lord the king, in whatever place my lord the king may be, for life or death, there will your servant be.

Darby Translation

And Ittai answered the king and said, As Jehovah liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Ittai answered the king and said, As the LORD lives and as my lord the king lives, for life or for death, wherever my lord the king shall be, there also will thy slave be.

Julia Smith Translation

And Ittai will answer the king, and say, Jehovah lives, and my lord the king lives, for surely in the place where my lord the king shall be, there whether for death, whether for life, for there will thy servant be.

King James 2000

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will your servant be.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Ittai answered the king and said, "{As Yahweh lives} and {my lord the king lives}, surely in the place wherever my lord the king shall be, if for death or if for life, surely there your servant will be."

Modern King James verseion

And Ittai answered the king and said, As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in whatever place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will your servant be.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Ittai answered the king and said, "As surely as the LORD liveth, and as surely as my lord the king liveth: in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there will thy servant be."

NET Bible

But Ittai replied to the king, "As surely as the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether dead or alive, there I will be as well!"

New Heart English Bible

Ittai answered the king, and said, "As the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall is, whether for death or for life, even there also will your servant be."

The Emphasized Bible

But Ittai answered the king, and said, - By the life of Yahweh, and by the life of my lord the king, surely, in whatsoever place, my lord the king, may be, whether for death or for life, there will, thy servant, be.

Webster

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the LORD liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.

World English Bible

Ittai answered the king, and said, "As Yahweh lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall is, whether for death or for life, even there also will your servant be."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Ittai answereth the king and saith, 'Jehovah liveth, and my lord the king liveth, surely in the place where my lord the king is -- if for death, if for life, surely there is thy servant.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
איתי אתּי 
'Ittay 
Usage: 9

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

the king
מלך 
melek 
מלך 
melek 
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521
Usage: 2521
Usage: 2521

and said

Usage: 0

As the Lord

Usage: 0

חי 
Chay 
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502
Usage: 502

and as my lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

my lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

or life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

References

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Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

David Flees From Jerusalem

20 Besides, you only arrived yesterday; should I make you wander around with us today while I go wherever I can? Go back and take your brothers with you. May the Lord show you kindness and faithfulness.” 21 But in response, Ittai vowed to the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether it means life or death, your servant will be there!” 22 “March on,” David replied to Ittai. So Ittai the Gittite marched past with all his men and the children who were with him.


Cross References

Ruth 1:16-17

But Ruth replied:Do not persuade me to leave you
or go back and not follow you.
For wherever you go, I will go,
and wherever you live, I will live;
your people will be my people,
and your God will be my God.

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a difficult time.

1 Samuel 20:3

But David said, “Your father certainly knows that you have come to look favorably on me. He has said, ‘Jonathan must not know of this, or else he will be grieved.’” David also swore, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, there is but a step between me and death.”

1 Samuel 25:26

Now my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, it is the Lord who kept you from participating in bloodshed and avenging yourself by your own hand. May your enemies and those who want trouble for my lord be like Nabal.

2 Kings 2:2

and Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me on to Bethel.”But Elisha replied, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

2 Kings 2:4

Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; the Lord is sending me to Jericho.”But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.

2 Kings 2:6

Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me to the Jordan.”But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on.

2 Kings 4:30

The boy’s mother said to Elisha, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her.

Proverbs 18:24

A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

Matthew 8:19-20

A scribe approached Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go!”

John 6:66-69

From that moment many of His disciples turned back and no longer accompanied Him.

Acts 11:23

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart,

Acts 21:13

Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

2 Corinthians 7:3

I don’t say this to condemn you, for I have already said that you are in our hearts, to live together and to die together.

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