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1 Samuel 24:7

    1 Samuel 24:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So with these words David kept his servants back, and did not let them make an attack on Saul. And Saul got up and went on his way.

    Webster's Revision

    So David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    World English Bible

    So David checked his men with these words, and didn't allow them to rise against Saul. Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 24:7

    Stayed - Detained; held.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 24:7

    Suffered them not to rise against Saul - As he could restrain them, it was his duty to do so; had he connived at their killing him, David would have been the murderer. In praying for the king we call God the only Ruler of princes, for this simple reason, that their authority is the highest among men, and next to that of God himself; hence he alone is above them. We find this sentiment well expressed by an elegant poet: -

    Regum timendorum in proprios greges,

    Reges in ipsos imperium est Jovis.

    Horace, Odar. lib. iii., Od. i., ver. 5.

    Kings are supreme over their own subjects;

    Jove is supreme over kings themselves.