1 Samuel 26:9

“And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 26:9

And Dauid sayd to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the Lords Anointed, and be guiltlesse?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD'S anointed and be without guilt?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can put forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David said to Abishai Do not put him to death; for who, without sin, may put out his hand against the man on whom the Lord has put the holy oil?
- Basic English Bible

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against Jehovah's anointed, and be guiltless?
- Darby Bible

And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed and be guiltless?
- Webster's Bible

David said to Abishai, "Don't destroy him; for who can put forth his hand against Yahweh's anointed, and be guiltless?"
- World English Bible

And David saith unto Abishai, `Destroy him not; for who hath put forth his hand against the anointed of Jehovah, and been acquitted?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David said to Abishai: 'Destroy him not; for who can put forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 26:9

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 26:9


26:9 Destroy him not, &c. - Though Saul be a tyrant, yet he is our Lord and king; and I, though designed king, as yet am his subject; and therefore cannot kill him without sin, nor will I consent that thou shouldst do it.


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