1 Samuel 20:26

“Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse, Saul spake not any thing that day: for hee thought, Some thing hath befallen him, hee is not cleane; surely he is not cleane.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Nevertheless Saul did not speak anything that day, for he thought, "It is an accident, he is not clean, surely {he is} not clean."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nevertheless Saul spake not anything that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Saul said nothing that day, for his thought was, Something has taken place making him unclean; it is clear that he is not clean.
- Basic English Bible

And Saul said nothing that day; for he thought, Something has befallen [him], that he is not clean: surely he is not clean.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.
- Webster's Bible

Nevertheless Saul didn't say anything that day: for he thought, "Something has happened to him. He is not clean. Surely he is not clean."
- World English Bible

And Saul hath not spoken anything on that day, for he said, `It [is] an accident; he is not clean -- surely not clean.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day; for he thought: 'Something hath befallen him, he is unclean; surely he is not clean.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 20:26


20:26 Something - Some accident which has rendered him unclean, and so unfit to partake of this feast, which consisted in part of the remainders of the peace - offerings, according to the law, #Levit 7:20|. Unfit also to come into any company, much more, into the king's company, lest he should pollute them also.


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