1-samuel 24 :13

1-samuel 24 :13 Translations

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.

King James Version (KJV)

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, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: 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.

Barnes' Commentary on 1-samuel 24 :13

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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