1 Samuel 25:22

“So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So and more also doe God vnto the enemies of Dauid, if I leaue of all that pertaine to him by the morning light, any that pisseth against the wall.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"May God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if by morning I leave {as much as} one male of any who belong to him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God do so unto the enemies of David, and more also, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light so much as one man-child.
- American Standard Version (1901)

May God's punishment be on David, if when morning comes there is so much as one male of his people still living.
- Basic English Bible

So and more also do God to the enemies of David, if I leave of all that is his by the morning light any male.
- Darby Bible

So and more also do God to the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any male person.)
- Webster's Bible

God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if I leave of all that belongs to him by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall."
- World English Bible

thus doth God do to the enemies of David, and thus He doth add, if I leave of all that he hath till the light of the morning -- of those sitting on the wall.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

God do so unto the enemies of David, and more also, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light so much as one male.'--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 25:22


25:22 Enemies of David - That is, unto David himself. But because it might seem ominous to curse himself, therefore instead of David, he mentions David's enemies. But is this the voice of David? Can he speak so unadvisedly with his lips? Has he been so long in the school of affliction, and learned no more patience therein? Lord, what is man? And what need have we to pray, lead us not into temptation.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 25:22

Bible Options