Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

David said, “Lord, I would never do such a thing! Is this not the blood of men who risked their lives?” So he refused to drink it. Such were the exploits of the three warriors.

New American Standard Bible

and he said, "Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.

King James Version

And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

International Standard Version

and said, "The LORD forbid that I drink this this is the blood of men who endangered their own lives!" The Three elite warriors did these things.

A Conservative Version

And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this, [to drink] the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.

American Standard Version

And he said, Be it far from me, O Jehovah, that I should do this:'shall I drink the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.

Amplified

And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, to drink this. Is it not [the same as] the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives? So he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, Far be it from me, O Lord, to do this; how may I take as my drink the life-blood of men who have put their lives in danger? So he would not take it. These things did the three great men of war.

Darby Translation

And he said, Be it far from me, Jehovah, that I should do this thing! is it not the blood of the men that went at the risk of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this; is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? And he would not drink it. These three mighty men did this.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Far be it to me, O Jehovah, my doing this the blood. of the men going with their souls: and he would not drink them. These did the three mighty.

King James 2000

And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He said, "Far be it from me before Yahweh that I should do this. [Is this not] the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?" So he [was] not willing to drink it. These things the three mighty warriors did.

Modern King James verseion

And he said, Be it far from me, O Jehovah, that I should do this. Is it not the blood of the men who went in danger of their lives? And he would not drink it. These three mighty men did these things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said, "The LORD forbid that I should do so! Should I drink the blood of men that were in jeopardy of their lives?" And so he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

NET Bible

and said, "O Lord, I will not do this! It is equivalent to the blood of the men who risked their lives by going." So he refused to drink it. Such were the exploits of the three elite warriors.

New Heart English Bible

He said, "Be it far from me, LORD, that I should do this. Isn't it the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. The three mighty men did these things.

The Emphasized Bible

and said - Be it far from me, O Yahweh, that I should do this! is it not the blood of the men who went with their lives in their hands ? So he would not drink it. These things, did the three mighty men.

Webster

And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

World English Bible

He said, "Be it far from me, Yahweh, that I should do this! Isn't it the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. The three mighty men did these things.

Youngs Literal Translation

and saith, 'Far be it from me, O Jehovah, to do this; is it the blood of the men who are going with their lives?' and he was not willing to drink it; these things did the three mighty ones.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be it far
חללה חלילה 
Chaliylah 
God forbid, far be it, be...far, Lord forbid,
Usage: 20

from me, O Lord

Usage: 0

this is not this the blood
דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

of the men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

H14
אבה 
'abah 
Usage: 54

not drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

Context Readings

David's Faithful Soldiers

16 So three of the warriors broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem. They brought it back to David, but he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out to the Lord. 17 David said, “Lord, I would never do such a thing! Is this not the blood of men who risked their lives?” So he refused to drink it. Such were the exploits of the three warriors. 18 Abishai, Joab’s brother and son of Zeruiah, was leader of the Three. He raised his spear against 300 men and killed them, gaining a reputation among the Three.


Cross References

Leviticus 17:10

“Anyone from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who live among them who eats any blood, I will turn against that person who eats blood and cut him off from his people.

Genesis 9:4

However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it.

Genesis 44:17

Then Joseph said, “I swear that I will not do this. The man in whose possession the cup was found will be my slave. The rest of you can go in peace to your father.”

Judges 5:18

Zebulun was a people risking their lives,
Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.

1 Samuel 2:30

“Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Israel:‘Although I said
your family and your ancestral house
would walk before Me forever,
the Lord now says, “No longer!”
I will honor those who honor Me,
but those who despise Me will be disgraced.

1 Samuel 26:11

However, because of the Lord, I will never lift my hand against the Lord’s anointed. Instead, take the spear and the water jug by his head, and let’s go.”

2 Samuel 20:20

Joab protested: “Never! I do not want to destroy!

1 Kings 21:3

But Naboth said to Ahab, “I will never give my fathers’ inheritance to you.”

1 Chronicles 11:19

David said, “I would never do such a thing in the presence of God! How can I drink the blood of these men who risked their lives?” For they brought it at the risk of their lives. So he would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three warriors.

Psalm 72:14

He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are precious in his sight.

Matthew 26:28

For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 14:24

He said to them, “This is My blood that establishes the covenant;it is shed for many.

John 6:52-54

At that, the Jews argued among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”

1 Corinthians 15:30

Why are we in danger every hour?

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