1 Samuel 24:13

“As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As saith the prouerbe of the ancients, Wickednesse proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be vpon thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness'; but my hand shall not be against you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is an old saying, From the evil-doer comes evil: but my hand will never be lifted up against you.
- Basic English Bible

As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
- Darby Bible

As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but my hand shall not be upon thee.
- Webster's Bible

As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness;' but my hand shall not be on you.
- World English Bible

as saith the simile of the ancients, From the wicked goeth out wickedness, and my hand is not on thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(24:14) As saith the proverb of the ancients: Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be upon thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 24:13


24:13 Wickedness, &c. - That is, wicked men will do wicked actions, among which this is one, to kill their sovereign lord and king; and therefore if I were so wicked a person as thy courtiers represent me, I should make no conscience of laying violent hands upon thee.


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