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1 Kings 1:29

    1 Kings 1:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king swore, and said, As the LORD lives, that has redeemed my soul out of all distress,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the king sware, and said, As Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the king took an oath, and said, By the living Lord, who has been my saviour from all my troubles,

    Webster's Revision

    And the king sware, and said, As Jehovah liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    World English Bible

    The king swore, and said, "As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 1:29

    "As the Lord liveth" was the most common form of oath among the Israelites (e. g. Judges 8:19; 1 Samuel 14:39; 1 Samuel 19:6). It was unique to David to attach a further clause to this oath - a clause of thankfulness for some special mercy 1 Samuel 25:34, or for God's constant protection of him (here and in 2 Samuel 4:9).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 1:29

    1:29 Out of all distress - The words contain a grateful acknowledgement of the goodness of God to him, in bringing him safe through the many difficulties, which had lain in his way, and which he now mentions to the glory of God, (as Jacob when he lay a dying) thus setting to his seal, from his own experience that the Lord redeemeth the souls of his servants.