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1 Samuel 24:21

    1 Samuel 24:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Swear now therefore to me by the LORD, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Swear now therefore unto me by Jehovah, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So give me your oath by the Lord, that you will not put an end to my seed after me or let my name be cut off from my father's family.

    Webster's Revision

    Swear now therefore unto me by Jehovah, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

    World English Bible

    Swear now therefore to me by Yahweh, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:21

    Swear now - Saul knew that an oath would bind David, though it was insufficient to bind himself; see 1 Samuel 19:6. He had sworn to his son Jonathan that David should not be slain; and yet sought by all means in his power to destroy him!

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 24:21

    Swear now ... - The same request which Jonathan made 1 Samuel 20:15. The deep, genealogical feeling of the Israelites breaks out here as so often elsewhere.