2 Samuel 23:17

“And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, Be it farre from me, O Lord, that I should doe this: is not this the blood of the men that went in ieopardie of their liues? therefore he would not drinke it. These things did these three mightie men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and he said, "Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this. {Shall I drink} the blood of the men who went in {jeopardy} of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Be it far from me, O Jehovah, that I should do this: `shall I drink' the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Far be it from me, O Lord, to do this; how may I take as my drink the life-blood of men who have put their lives in danger? So he would not take it. These things did the three great men of war.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Be it far from me, Jehovah, that I should do this thing! is it not the blood of the men that went at the risk of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Be it far from me, Yahweh, that I should do this! Isn't it the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?" Therefore he would not drink it. The three mighty men did these things.
- World English Bible

and saith, `Far be it from me, O Jehovah, to do this; is it the blood of the men who are going with their lives?' and he was not willing to drink it; these [things] did the three mighty ones.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this; shall I drink the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives?' therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 23:17


23:17 These three - Jointly: then two of them are mentioned severally.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 23

  • Dewey J
    Vivian, amen! For Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "And he said unto them, if anyman will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me". Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
  • Vivian lumumba
    in this verse i think that the Lord needs true worship from us,to be courageous and know that God is fighting for us. We need also to b obedient to Him as the three soldiers obeyed their Leader David and they were courageous no matter the philistines were in their camps so this calls on the cost of discipleship,we need to sacrifice no matter how the battle is hard but for God for he has victory.
  • Bethene for verse 26
    My maternal grandfather was named IRA. I am curious. Where was Tekoa and from where were the Ithrites? Thank you.
  • Chuck
    read the kjb 1john 5-7 there are three that bear record in heaven,the father,the word,and the holy ghost these three are one.colossians 2-9 for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the godhead bodily.
  • OUR SPIRIT AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE ONE
  • Randy Jay Rance for verse 3
    Taking 1st and 2nd Samuel 23 together we see the Trinity; verse one; the Holy Spirit, verse 2 the Father, and the Rock, Jesus Christ as HE is seen in many passages of the bible. Our Rock is Awesome in wonder glory, power and authority. The Trinity represents the God head in the bible. PRAISE GOD WHO WILL ALWAYS REMAIN ON HIGH AND OVER the hearts and lives of those that are surrendered to Him.

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