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1 Samuel 24:19

    1 Samuel 24:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? why the LORD reward you good for that you have done to me this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that which thou hast done unto me this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If a man comes across his hater, will he let him get away safe? so may you be rewarded by the Lord for what you have done for me today.

    Webster's Revision

    For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore Jehovah reward thee good for that which thou hast done unto me this day.

    World English Bible

    For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away unharmed? Therefore may Yahweh reward you good for that which you have done to me this day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 24:19

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:19

    If a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? - Or rather, Will he send him in a good way? But Houbigant translates the whole clause thus: Si quis, inimicum suum reperiens, dimittit eum in viam bonam, redditur ei adomino sua merces; "If a man, finding his enemy, send him by a good way, the Lord will give him his reward." The words which are here put in italic, are not in the Hebrew text, but they are found, at least in the sense, in the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic, and seem necessary to complete the sense; therefore, adds Saul, the Lord will reward thee good for what thou hast done unto me.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 24:19

    24:19 The Lord reward thee - Because he thought himself not able to recompense so great a favour, he prays God to recompense it.