1 Samuel 19:6

“And Saul hearkened vnto the voyce of Ionathan; and Saul sware, As the Lord liueth, he shall not be slaine.”

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Other Translations

And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, [As] the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.
- King James Version

Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul vowed, "As the LORD lives, he shall not be put to death."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As Jehovah liveth, he shall not be put to death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Saul gave ear to the voice of Jonathan, and said with an oath, By the living Lord, he is not to be put to death.
- Basic English Bible

And Saul hearkened to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul swore, [As] Jehovah liveth, he shall not be put to death!
- Darby Bible

And Saul hearkened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.
- Webster's Bible

Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, "As Yahweh lives, he shall not be put to death."
- World English Bible

And Saul hearkeneth to the voice of Jonathan, and Saul sweareth, `Jehovah liveth -- he doth not die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan; and Saul swore: 'As the LORD liveth, he shall not be put to death.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 19:6


19:6 As the Lord, &c. - And without all doubt, he intended what he said, feeling a real change in himself for the present. God, says Mr. Henry, inclined the heart of Saul to hearken to the voice of Jonathan.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 19

  • Anne
    David was under divine protection; He had a purpose to fulfill and a time in which to fulfill it.
  • Irene123
    I love Matthew Uche's testimony. It was 'spot on'!!!
  • Irene123
    1 Sam. 19: 20- means God ALLOWED satan to put an evil spirit in Saul. God is in control of - everything. God gave Saul plenty of chances to follow God. At some point in our lives He will leave off 'striveing' with us, if we refuse to turn to Him.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    They both mean the same thing
  • Lu2677
    Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, I create darkness: I make peace, I create evil: I the LORD do all these things."
    I do not believe there are two kinds of evil. This verse tells us the Lord is responsible for "all" these things.
    Evil people are wicked, they cause destruction and they will end in destruction. Amen.
  • Dave
    Study the word 'evil' in your bible. You will see two different kinds of evil. One is destructiveness and one is wickedness. Obviously God is not responsible for wickedness.

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