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1 Samuel 22:23

    1 Samuel 22:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Abide you with me, fear not: for he that seeks my life seeks your life: but with me you shall be in safeguard.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep here with me and have no fear; for he who has designs on my life has designs on yours: but with me you will be safe.

    Webster's Revision

    Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

    World English Bible

    Stay with me, don't be afraid; for he who seeks my life seeks your life. For with me you shall be in safeguard."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Abide thou with me, fear not; for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: for with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 22:23

    He that seeketh my life seeketh thy life - The enmity of Saul is directed against thee as well as against me, and thou canst have no safety but in being closely attached to me; and I will defend thee even at the risk of my own life. This he was bound in duty and conscience to do.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 22:23

    The characteristic generosity of David's disposition breaks out in these words. He never forgot a friend. (Compare 2 Samuel 1:26; 2 Samuel 9:1, etc.) David acknowledges that Saul's enmity against Abiathar is the consequence of his enmity against himself, and therefore David makes common cause with him.