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1 Samuel 24:13

    1 Samuel 24:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As said the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked: but my hand shall not be on you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is an old saying, From the evil-doer comes evil: but my hand will never be lifted up against you.

    Webster's Revision

    As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness; but my hand shall not be upon thee.

    World English Bible

    As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness;' but my hand shall not be on you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As saith the proverb of the ancients, Out of the wicked cometh forth wickedness: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 24:13

    Proverb - A dark or puzzling saying.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:13

    Wickedness proceeded from the wicked - This proverb may be thus understood: He that does a wicked act, gives proof thereby that he is a wicked man. From him who is wicked, wickedness will proceed; he who is wicked will add one iniquity to another. Had I conspired to dethrone thee, I should have taken thy life when it was in my power, and thus added wickedness to wickedness.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 24:13

    24:13 Wickedness, and c. - That is, wicked men will do wicked actions, among which this is one, to kill their sovereign lord and king; and therefore if I were so wicked a person as thy courtiers represent me, I should make no conscience of laying violent hands upon thee.